Author Archives: Harvey Wasserman

Tunnel collapse at Hanford Nuclear Site—harbinger of the collapse of the entire industry?

The collapse of a tunnel at the massive nuclear waste dump at Hanford, Washington, 200 miles east of Seattle, has sent shock waves through a nuclear power industry already in the process of a global collapse. Continue reading

Ohio’s crumbling nukes face judgment day

The likely explosion of an American nuclear power plant is the ultimate terror in the age of Trump. Continue reading

Crumbling reactors and other nightmares of a Trump-Perry energy policy

In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. Continue reading

King CONG vs. Solartopia

As you ride the Amtrak along the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, you pass the San Onofre nuclear power plant, home to three mammoth atomic reactors shut by citizen activism. Continue reading

How nuclear power causes global warming

Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combating climate change. Here’s why they are dead wrong. Continue reading

Will Christy Whitman follow her 9/11 apology with one for her nuke shill game?

Soon after the 9/11 terror attacks 15 years ago this past Sunday, then-US EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman assured New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe. Continue reading

New York’s Cuomo tries to bail out dying nukes

New York’s “liberal” Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to ram through a complex backdoor bailout package worth up to $11 billion to keep at least four dangerously decrepit nuclear reactors operating. Continue reading

Diablo shutdown marks end of atomic era

As worldwide headlines have proclaimed, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) says it will shut its giant Diablo Canyon reactors near San Luis Obispo, and that the power they’ve been producing will be replaced by renewable energy. Continue reading

Are you ready for President Paul Ryan?

Why we desperately need a Plan C

The Democratic party is teetering on the brink. The green/peace/social justice community needs a Plan C. The Republicans have one. The Democrats don’t. The impacts could be catastrophic. Continue reading

Critical danger at aging nuke plants

Seven top Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts have taken the brave rare step of publicly filing an independent finding warning that nearly every U.S. atomic reactor has a generic safety flaw that could spark a disaster. Continue reading

Nuclear reactors make ISIS an apocalyptic threat

As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse. Continue reading

Another U.S nuke bites the dust

The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston. The shut-down will bring U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months. Continue reading

Why Bernie and Hillary must address America’s dying nuke reactors

As the first Democrat presidential debate finally approaches (on Oct. 13), America’s nuke power industry is in accelerated collapse. Continue reading

Grassroots pressure escalates to shut down Diablo Canyon nuke plant

The two reactors at Diablo Canyon are the last ones still operating in California. And the grassroots pressure to shut them down is escalating. Continue reading

How Ohio’s energy economy became a radioactive 19th century relic

Back in early 2010, Ohio stood at the cusp of a modern 21st century technological revolution. Continue reading

36 years of Three Mile Island’s lethal lies . . . and still counting

The lies that killed people at Three Mile Island 36 years ago on March 28, 1979 are still being told at Chernobyl, Fukushima, Diablo Canyon, Davis-Besse . . . and at TMI itself. Continue reading

Fukushima radiation found in sample of green tea from Japan

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Continue reading

Landmark federal court decision: Will it speed Diablo nuke’s demise?

New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California’s Diablo Canyon nukes. Continue reading

Will Ohioans be forced to pay the bill to keep the crumbling Davis-Besse nuke plant alive?

As the world’s nuke reactors begin to crumble and fall, the danger of a major disaster is escalating at the decrepit Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio. Continue reading

Ohio’s anti-green suicide

Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss. Continue reading

Activists permanently shut down Vermont Yankee nuke plant

The Vermont Yankee atomic reactor was permanently taken off-line Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Citizen activists have made it happen. The number of licensed U.S. commercial reactors is now under 100 where once it was to be 1,000. Continue reading

Anti-nuke activists fight to close Diablo Canyon

California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors are surrounded by earthquake faults they were never designed to withstand. They are riddled with design flaws and can’t meet basic fire safety standards. They dump huge quantities of hot water into the ocean in defiance of state water quality standards, killing billions of sea creatures. Continue reading

The Brown/Garner killings are about a larger state of official terror

First, they’ve come for the people of color. Continue reading

Can we ever recover from the murder of John Kennedy?

The images we ingest never cease to shape us. Continue reading

An election—and a nation—lost in Afghanistan and Vietnam

The GOP/corporate coup d’état is nearly complete. Continue reading

Fukushima’s children are dying

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal. Continue reading

Fukushima is still a disaster

The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted down nuclear power plant’s seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches. Continue reading

The New York Times pens an “epitaph” for nuke power

In support of the dying nuclear power industry, the New York Times Editorial Board has penned an inadvertent epitaph. Continue reading

UN panel: Renewables, not nukes, can solve climate crisis

The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has left zero doubt that we humans are wrecking our climate. Continue reading

Fighting our fossil-nuke extinction

The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster has brought critical new evidence that petro-pollution is destroying our global ecosystem. Continue reading

Solartopia! Winning the green energy revolution

High above the Bowling Green town dump, a green energy revolution is being won. Continue reading

The nuclear omnicide

In the 35 years since the March 28, 1979, explosion and meltdown at Three Mile Island, fierce debate has raged over whether humans were killed there. In 1986 and 2011, Chernobyl and Fukushima joined the argument. Whenever these disasters happen, there are those who claim that the workers, residents and military personnel exposed to radiation will be just fine. Continue reading