Daily Archives: January 2, 2022

2022-01-02: News Headlines

_____ (2022-01-02). Ten Years of Kim Jong-un's Rule. journal-neo.org It's known that the former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died suddenly at his workplace on December 17, 2011. The man who had the difficult task of taking the country out of a difficult situation caused by a set of natural disasters and radical changes in the international environment, which the DPRK calls "the hard …

_____ (2022-01-01). Germany One Step Closer To Nuclear-Free Future. popularresistance.org Green groups on Friday celebrated as Germany prepared to shut down three of its six remaining nuclear power plants, part of that country's ambitious goal of transitioning to mostly renewable energy by the end of the decade. | The nuclear phaseout—which was proposed by the center-left government of former Chancellor Gerhard Schrà∂der at the turn of the century and accelerated under former Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan—is a key component of a plan by Germany's new Social Democrat, Green, and Free Democrat governing coalition to produce 80% of the country's…

_____ (2022-01-01). US Doesn't Know How And Where To Store Its Growing Nuclear Waste. popularresistance.org A year-and-a-half after a scathing Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed that the US Department of Energy (DoE) has no coherent plan in place to manage nuclear waste from weapons manufacturing piling up at more than 150 sites across the country, the DoE has made little progress in developing a safe and strategic plan to handle the waste. Meanwhile, the estimated cost of handling the material is rising steadily — $512 billion at last count — and the federal government hasn't yet figured out how to pay for it. | And, of course, much of the waste will have to somehow remain safely stored…

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