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Helen Caldicott
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Helen Caldicott MD, Founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Founder of Womens' Action for Nuclear Disarmament, is author of Nuclear Power is not the Answer to Global Warming and host of the radio show “If You Love This Planet,” at

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Small Modular Reactors

(18) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 9:00 PM

Now that the "nuclear renaissance" is dead following the Fukushima catastrophe, when one sixth of the world's nuclear reactors closed, the nuclear corporations -- Toshiba, Nu-Scale, Babcock and Wilcox, GE Hitachi, General Atomics, and the Tennessee Valley Authority -- will not accept defeat.

Their new strategy is to develop small...

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(10) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 11:01 PM

There is an extraordinary push by certain individuals to extol the wonders of thorium-fueled nuclear reactors. In fact, so concerted is this push that some blame me for preventing the ongoing expansion of such technology. So here are the facts about thorium for those who are interested.

The U.S. tried...

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The Election

(6) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 9:34 PM


This is seen by many as a highly contentious mid-term US election, and not just for the people of the United States.

People in other countries like Australia watch apprehensively as the US political system is on the verge of unraveling and landing in the hands of people...

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Obama Nuclear Weapons and the Future of the Planet

(10) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 2:33 PM

Isn't it strange?

In the 1980's an overwhelming 80% of Americans wanted to see an end to the nuclear arms race. The U.S. establishment treated this grassroots movement almost as an aberration, virtually ignoring it.

This massive, global, grassroots movement helped bring an end to the Cold War. But,...

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How Did an Idealistic President Become a Champion of Nuclear Power and By Default, Weapons Proliferation?

(82) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 4:35 PM

In 1983, Barack Obama, a senior at Columbia University described his visions of a "nuclear free world" in an article titled "Breaking the War Mentality" in the university newsmagazine, Sundial. He described discussions of "first- versus second-strike capabilities'' that "suit the military-industrial interests'' with their "billion-dollar erector sets,'' and called...

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