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Chronisten des Höllenfeuers

Bis 1963 zündeten die USA über 200 Kernwaffen in der Atmosphäre. Kameramänner und Fotografen eines geheimen Spezialkommandos hielten das Zerstörungswerk fest. Inzwischen gelangen ihre einzigartigen Aufnahmen an die Öffentlichkeit – und die letzten Augenzeugen erinnern sich.

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Undeterred by Fukushima: Nuclear Lobby Pushes Ahead with New Reactors

One year after the reactor accident in Fukushima, resistance to nuclear energy is growing around the world. But the atomic industry continues to push for the construction of new reactors, primarily in emerging economies. The German government even wants to support that expansion — despite the fact it has abandoned nuclear power back home. By SPIEGEL Staff. […]

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Jonathan Schell: ‘Our Illusion Is that We Can Control Nuclear Energy’

In a SPIEGEL interview, peace activist and author Jonathan Schell discusses the lessons of the Fukushima disaster, mankind’s false impression that it can somehow safely produce electricity from the atom, and why he thinks the partial meltdown in Japan could mark a turning point for the world. SPIEGEL: Mr. Schell, what unsettled you the most […]

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Mushroom Clouds and Everpresent Danger: Surviving Cameramen Recall Nuclear Test Shots

By 1963, the United States had detonated more than 200 nuclear weapons in the atmosphere. Cameramen and photographers working for a secret special unit recorded the acts of destruction. Some of their sensational images have been declassified, and the last remaining eyewitnesses are now sharing their experiences. (-> VIDEO at SPIEGEL ONLINE) The atomic missile […]

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The Nuclear Temptation: The Perils of Pushing Atomic Energy as the Climate Change Panacea

Is nuclear power on the verge of a renaissance? Its supporters argue that atomic energy is the only way to satisfy humanity’s hunger for more energy without aggravating the effects of global warming. Critics, however, regard the nuclear hype as over-simplistic optimism fueled by an industry in distress. The constant drizzle coming down over the […]

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