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Centenas de pessoas cercam armazém nuclear alemão


12 de dezembro de 2010 15h27 atualizado às 15h44

Centenas de manifestantes antinucleares cercaram neste domingo o armazém atômico de Ahaus, ao norte da Alemanha, para evitar a entrada ou saída de qualquer transporte, informaram os organizadores.

Há uma semana, o governo alemão decidiu finalmente anular um polêmico envio de combustível nuclear do armazém para Mayak, nos Urais russos. Os manifestantes disseram que 700 pessoas formam a cerca humana que rodeia o armazém atômico de Ahaus, enquanto a Polícia diminuiu para 500.

Há uma semana o ministro alemão do Meio Ambiente, o conservador Norbert Röttgen, ordenou a paralisação de um envio a Mayak com 951 peças de combustível nuclear procedentes das duas antigas centrais atômicas da extinta República Democrática da Alemanha (RDA), fechadas deste 1990.,,OI4840128-EI8142,00-Centenas+de+pessoas+cercam+armazem+nuclear+alemao.html

Renewable news from Spain


Some recent news on renewables from Spain:
2 new wind power maximums. Wind power doubles maximum possible nuclear output in Spain. Last week, wind power broke records twice, the last one on Nov. 9th, when wind provided very close to 15,000 MW (14,962 MW), at 14:46, 13.5% above former record reached just the day before. Maximum hourly and daily generations were reached those days too. Being also peak time for demand, wind power provided at the time 46.65% of power generation, plus 18.73% supplied by the other renewables and co-generation, that means that clean energy was supplying 65% of power generation, while Spain was exporting 4,67% and pumping 6% for storage. More info.
Renewable jobs. ISTAS (an institute from trade union CC.OO.) and IDAE (Spanish Government’s renewable agency) have just published a report showing that renewables employ 115,722 people in Spain: 70,152  direct jobs, plus 45,570 indirect jobs. 43.6% of direct jobs are on wind power sector. They forecast 202,015 jobs by 2020 (128,373 direct jobs, 47,527 jobs on PV) just by implementing existing target under the RENAP. However, data from sector associations show that these data are just a bare minimum. Protermosolar says that the jobs allocated to CSP in the study (511) account only those in R&D, but there are currently 15,000 people working in CSP plants.
All this, in spite of the pro-coal, pro-nuclear, anti-renewable minister Spain have

UK gov’t apologizes for decades of secret nuclear power industry corpse-mutilation


Cory Doctorow at 4:32 AM Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  


The UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has apologized for 40 years’ worth of clandestine, illegal mutilation of the corpses of British nuclear energy workers. When these workers died, pathologists and coroners colluded with the energy authority to remove their organs without the consent or knowledge of their families, in part to remove the possibility of a lawsuit for cancer caused by their work environment, but partly out of a seeming cavalier, better-safe-than-sorry approach that had them scooping out organs that had no diagnostic value. The corpses were then stuffed with random detritus from around the shop to disguise their mutilation; for example, broomsticks were used in place of bones removed from workers who’d died of leukemia.

“The part played by these public servants should be of particular concern to us all, because they listened to the representatives of the UK nuclear organizations rather than taking into account the concerns of the families and the interests of society as a whole, even to the extent of delaying post mortems and organizing second post mortems in order to take organs from our loved ones.

“The coroners and pathologists, in particular, should have been impartial but they not only let down these families, they sometimes deceived them.”