Category Archives: Infographics

“Graph” of the Week: What happens if nuclear waste repository leaks?

Lately, I’ve been spending some time reading through reports on nuclear waste management. What is striking is how conservative the calculations seem to be; for example, the report by Posiva (the Finnish company responsible for the world’s first civilian nuclear … Continue reading

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“Graph” of the Week: Fukushima tritium leak in context

The “massive” tritium leak to sea from Fukushima since 2011 equals the tritium content of about 22 to 44 self-luminescent EXIT signs. More info about exit signs here: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/brp/radiation_control_division/tritium.htm

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The stagnation of clean energy, with more detail

Inspired by Mark Lynas’s new book “Nuclear 2.0” and Roger Pielke Jr’s excellent post “Clean Energy Stagnation,” here’s my graph of the week. It’s the same graph used by Pielke fils, showing the clean energy as a share of world’s primary … Continue reading

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Electricity generation statistics: this time with five countries :)

The previous post had a simple graph showing electricity generation in four sample countries. Two of the countries had chosen to embrace nuclear energy, while two are known as the champions of renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass, and wave power). … Continue reading

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