NH #364: San Onofre 5 Years After Shutdown: The Problems Continue: Charles Langley & Nina Babiarz

San Onofre’s 5th anniversary of shutdown celebration on the beach in front of the reactors
featured aerial art of the indigenous Acjachemen Nation’s ancestral STARMAN
and the word SAFETY?!

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This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • San Onofre update and aerial art celebration on the 5th anniversary of the permanent shutdown of the two Pacific oceanfront reactors.  We talk with Charles Langley, Executive director of Public Watchdogs, and board member Nina Babiarz. 
  • Prof. Quamrul Haider, a physics professor from Fordham University originally from Bangladesh,  comments on the implications – some might say insanity – of a country as small as Bangladesh making plans to build a nuclear reactor, as was announced last week.   Excerpted from an interview on Nuclear Hotseat #182, originally posted on December 16, 2014.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

What’s in a name?  And if DOE renames the nuclear waste at the Hanford Reservation in SE Washington state, will that make it any safer?  (Hint:  NO!)

Action Links:

  • Hanford Challenge link to Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to re-label radioactive waste at Hanford to avoid legally-compliant and protective disposal of waste.  Click Here.  (LINK COMING)
  • Marco Kaltofen‘s newly published study, Microanalysis of Particle-Based Uranium, Thorium and Plutonium in Nuclear Workers’ House Dusts.
  • Comments requested in support of Japan’s Rokkasho Village mayoral candidacy of anti-nuclear fuel cycle candidate Junko Endo.  Click here to get to her Japanese-language Facebook page and leave your comments in any language.

Pictures from Dr. Timothy Moussau‘s Dogs of Chernobyl initiative in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone:

Natalia conducting a whole body gamma spectrum of a sleeping Chernobyl dog.

Dr. Norman Kleiman of Columbia University
showing students how eyes are examined for radiation cataract