NUCLEAR TRUTH! World Nuclear Industry Status Report – Mycle Schneider, M.V. Ramana, Michael Sailer

Mycle Schneider (photo credit:  ©Nina Schneider)
M.V. Ramana (l) and Michael Sailer (r), World Nuclear Industry Status Report

This Week’s Featured Interview:

Libbe HaLevy is joined by Linda Pentz Gunter to interview three of the lead researchers/writers/creators of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report:

  • Mycle Schneider works as independent international analyst and consultant on energy and nuclear policy, based in Paris. He is the initiator and Convening Lead Author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Reports.
  • M. V. Ramana is Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia.
  • Michael Sailer is an independent consultant on nuclear energy. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field, most notably regarding the safety of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and the storage and final disposal of nuclear and other radioactive wastes.

This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview. The conclusion will appear in next week’s show, Nuclear Hotseat #617 for April 18, 2023.

World Nuclear Industry Status Report
To access PDF of this 385 page report, CLICK ON IMAGE

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

“24/7 carbon-free energy” – my posterior! Nuscale corporate branding ad pushes the nuclear industry and their proposed, not even built yet small modular NUCLEAR reactors WITHOUT ONCE saying the words “NUCLEAR” or “REACTOR” or “MAKES RADIOACTIVE WASTE THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR 240,000 YEARS!” Who are they trying to fool? Oh, yeah – everybody.

Nuscale ad promoting nuclear energy and small modular nuclear reactors while avoiding the word “nuclear.”

Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter:

The DOE wants to build new reactors, full size ones. And the price? As much as $5 trillion? What?!?!??? That’s more than the entire nuclear weapons budget, which is nuts enough!