February 6, 2011: Updated Greenpeace International report on Areva's EPR design: A Dangerous Waste of Time and Money.
July 25, 2011: New report for Greenpeace finds that Areva’s EPR reactor design is vulnerable to a prolonged blackout such as occurred at Fukushima. Design assumes power would be restored within 24 hours; Fukushima’s blackout lasted 11 days.
Copy of full report.
Summary of report.
CV of report author, Austrian nuclear expert Helmut Hirsch.
April 6, 2011: NIRS, Friends of the Earth, NC WARN and others file new legal challenge to AP 1000 reactor design in wake of Fukushima accident.
March 7, 2011: Rep Edward Markey (D-Mass) urges NRC to fully examine serious safety concerns with Westinghouse AP 1000 reactor design before rushing to approval.
January 10, 2011: New presentation by Fairewinds Associates on flaws in the Westinghouse AP 1000 reactor design and containment failures.
November 4, 2010. The EPR in Crisis. A new report from Steve Thomas of University of Greenwich concludes that EDF/Areva should abandon the EPR reactor design because of its extraordinary costs.
Small Modular Reactors: No Solution for the Cost, Safety, and Waste Problems of Nuclear Power. New fact sheet from IEER & PSR debunks the industry hype over small reactors. September 29, 2010.
International Panel on Fissile Materials: Fast Breeder Reactors Are No Solution to Radioactive Waste. Press release and link to full report. February 17, 2010
IEER/PSR factsheet: Thorium Fuel: No Panacea for Nuclear Power. July 2009
Amory Lovins describes the myriad of drawbacks to three reactor designs frequently touted by nuclear advocates and others hoping for some type of nuclear holy grail—i.e. a safe, affordable, reduced-waste atomic reactor. Lovins looks at Integrated Fast Reactors, Thorium reactors, and “small” modular reactors. Nope, the search for the grail is still on…..Reprinted from June 26, 2009 Nuclear Monitor.
Southeast and national groups file challenge to NRC reactor licensing process and Westinghouse AP 1000 reactor design—now on its 17th revision. November 13, 2008
Rep. Upton Seeks $5 Billion
Taxpayer Subsidy for New Nuclear Reactors: Critics Charge He's Doing Nuclear
Power Industry's. NIRS press release. June 21, 2007
The following is a list of unofficial sites
announced by nuclear utilities as candidates for Combined Operation License
applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for new reactor construction.
NIRS documented figures for
the cost-of-completion of the last commercial power reactors to come on
line in the United States.
No new reactors have been ordered in the United States since 1978 and no reactors ordered after 1973 were successfully completed.
NIRS comments March 2003 to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services in opposition to nitrogen oxide trading credits for the operation of the Seabrook nuclear power station.
Fact Sheet on Pebble Bed Modular Reactor design. Exelon (consortium of Philadelphia Electric, Commonwealth Edison, or Unicom, and British Energy) says it wants to build at least seven of these in the U.S. Exelon is part of another consortium which is seeking approval to build one in South Africa. March 2001
Press Release: Domenici bill nothing more than nuclear industry wish list, March 12, 2001
Fact Sheet on Domenici bill (S 472).