History / Resources / Scientific Concepts

“POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF FEBRUARY 16, 2000 ACCIDENT AT INDIAN POINT ON HEALTH OF LOCAL INFANTS” by Joseph J. Mangano, MPH MBA Radiation and Public Health Project

“On February 16, 2000 , the Indian Point Unit 2 reactor experienced a Level 2 (4 being the most severe) accident, necessitating the shutdown of the unit for the next year.  Consolidated Edison and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission stated that the accident caused minimal levels of radiation to escape into the environment; that the … Continue reading

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NGO Presentations to the 2005 NPT Review Conference

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear Power The Medical and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear Power Speaker: Helen Caldicott, Nuclear Policy Research Institute The official task of the IAEA since 1957, enshrined in article IV of the NPT promotes the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and the “transfer” of nuclear technology. Superimposed upon this official … Continue reading

History / Scientific Concepts

“Our Nuclear Achilles’ Heel”

“After 60 years of experience with nuclear power and weapons, it now seems clear that humans are unable to devise controls that work. Nuclear is too complicated and unpredictable for reliable human control. Unlike renewable sources of energy, nuclear is an unforgiving technology because normal human lapses and errors can produce unexpected consequences that are … Continue reading