Bloomberg: Mexico abandons plans to build 10 nuke plants — Fukushima causing nations around world to reconsider energy future

Published: November 4th, 2011 at 11:22 am ET
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Nov. 4 — “Mexico, one of three Latin American nations that uses nuclear power, is abandoning plans to build as many as 10 new reactors,” reports Bloomberg at 10:26 am ET.

James Williams, an economist at WTRG Economics, an energy research firm in London, Arkansas, said, “This is a very good decision by the Mexican government… You can build multiple [natural gas] plants at a much lower cost and much faster pace than a nuclear facility.”

“Nations around the world are also reconsidering plans for increasing their reliance on nuclear power after the March 11 earthquake in Japan that wrecked the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant,” according to Bloomberg.

h/t Dennis Riches

Published: November 4th, 2011 at 11:22 am ET
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10 comments to Bloomberg: Mexico abandons plans to build 10 nuke plants — Fukushima causing nations around world to reconsider energy future

  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Admin : link is same as previous article.


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  • ocifferdave

    Government response to ongoing Fukushima radiation? Deafening silence

    http://www.naturalnews.com/034053_Fukushima_radiation.html

    (andy would like that article…the writer of the article talks about coming out with a book on how cannibis has a chemical that helps protect one from radiation)


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    • Johnny Blade

      Probably why the War on Drugs has done a 180 regarding Obama’s initial stance deprioritizing DEA efforts towards cannabis & is going after pot again. Election years usually have that effect here in the Windy City area,but this year has begun early! Maybe anti-radiation qualities as well as studies that show it to have compounds which kill malignant tumors more effectively than radiation or chemo are behind it as well.I want so bad to discredit Agenda 21 conspiracy theories but the only despicable thing I’d wanted to see disproved is made harder,if not impossible by their vety actions & the timing involved.Rotten bastards made it damn near impossible for me to feed my only vice,if smoking weed can even be considered a vice since I consider it medicinal use in my case. Oh well,anything to make sure we die quicker regardless of the agony involved with the process they chose….


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  • Chiba gov’t: Cement company discharged water far over radiation limit into Tokyo Bay

    CHIBA — Radioactive cesium far in excess of a provisional legal limit was found in drainage water that a cement company discharged into Tokyo Bay, the Chiba Prefectural Government has announced.

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    Tokyo begins disposing of debris from quake-hit Iwate city

    TOKYO (Kyodo) — Work to dispose of debris from the quake-ravaged city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, began Thursday in Tokyo with about 30 tons arriving on a train at Tokyo Freight Terminal, the first load from Iwate to be accepted by a local government outside the northeastern Tohoku region.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio…dm106000c.html
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    Jiji press

    Iwate Disaster Debris Arrives in Tokyo for Disposal

    Tokyo, Nov. 3 (Jiji Press)–About 30 tons of earthquake and tsunami debris from the coastal city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, arrived in Tokyo Thursday for disposal.

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    Radioactive Rice Straw Headache for Japan Disaster Areas

    Tome, Miyagi Pref., Nov. 3 (Jiji Press)–Work to dispose of radiation-tainted rice straw…


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  • http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011110300560
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    Sankei news

    Iwate disaster debris arrives in Tokyo

    Re: Japan – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis – Units 1 – 6 Reports, News, Graphics – November 1, 2011 +
    According to NHK World, cesium-contaminated (up to 2,770 becquerels of cesium per kilogram) mushrooms were served to about 800 people between March and October.
    Friday, November 04, 2011 21:26 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_32.html


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  • Grampybone Grampybone

    The reactor cores are burning into the material that surrounds them and they say it is unlikely that additional releases could happen? I disagree with that statement because there is no way the workers have gone down to see firsthand where the cores are. I realize that robots and other toys are a nice idea to get some data but nothing beats visual confirmation of nuclear fuel burning into the ground. In Chernobyl they saw where the fuel was and blasted it. At Fukushima they sent robots in after flooding the place with dirty seawater and told us it was going to be fine. The reaction by TEPCO was negligent and if they want cold shut down they won’t get it by waiting around for more fission events to occur.


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  • americancommntr

    “the March 11 earthquake in Japan that wrecked the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant”

    Er, it’s not just a matter of economics, but common sense fear of making Mexico uninhabitable, of suicide.

    And the sentence above was of course an understatement. More properly, it wsh have added: “that initiated the supercatastrophe from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex and has brought the future of Japan and Tokyo into serious question.”


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  • “that initiated the supercatastrophe from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex and has brought the future of Japan and Tokyo into serious question.”

    Yeah, the writing is on the wall. Nuclear power is done.


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  • tony wilson

    all high level governments understand the brutal reality regardless of the filthy shitty lies from the yakuza’s at tepco.
    i believe they have just been given 10s of billions extra recently.
    the world government policy is keep quite,keep the sheep grazing in the field as the slaughter house truck works it’s way towards the dumb animals.
    funny how the psychotics involved in this billion dollar boiling kettle technology also run the multi billion dollar cancer treatment racket.


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