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Nuclear Monitor #882 - 19 December 2019

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The black boxes of nuclear waste management: Democratic management of nuclear waste hits access barrierChristiana Mauro argues that without access to information that is in the hands of public and private entities very often reluctant to share it, communities cannot form evidence-based opinions or participate in nuclear waste site selection procedures. Nuclear waste decision-making processes remain opaque.

Australia's nuclear fantasies: the technological creationism of nuclear powerDr. Darrin Durant from Melbourne University looks beneath the surface of pro-nuclear argumentation to expose 'Gish Gallop' ‒ an argumentative strategy from American Creationists.

Forgetting FukushimaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured the International Olympic Committee in 2013 that "the situation is under control" in and around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Now, with the 2020 Summer Olympics approaching, and some events scheduled to be held in Fukushima prefecture, all sorts of irresponsible and cruel tactics are being deployed to bury a myriad of social and environmental problems associated with the nuclear disaster.

Nuclear mafia exposed in Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kanden) Scandal ‒ METI pleads ignorance of bribes and kickbacks driving the nuclear industryBan Hideyuki, co-director of the Citizens' Nuclear Information Center, details the latest corruption scandals involving Kansai Electric Power Co. and others within the resurgent 'nuclear village'.