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loser. wealthy british soil it's.
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happening to the global economy. welcome back to what you are if you live from moscow these are the top stories japanese police arrest a gang of suspected members thought to be targeting homes in the fukushima nuclear that. there is concern over the health of those living in the area was more than half the children they're testing positive for. russia's willing stapling is the. people and groups to be involved in or finding terrorism in the country the list contains names of foreigners and international islamic organizations operating in the north caucasus. and the sexual assault charges against former i.m.f. chief dominique strauss kahn are france has a new york case against him. a french writer says he was
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a tad said decade ago but khan's lawyers say it's slander and will soon. japan's nuclear worries are leaving anxious nations looking to their own atomic energy supplies and whether it's worth the risk the rector general of the world nuclear association now tells r.t. how he assesses the industry's future. gyrates it's great to have you with us today thank you so how much of the new production technology improved since its first reactor well the history of the nuclear age goes back more than a half century and enormous changes have taken place in that period of time i think the remarkable thing about the history of nuclear energy is how safe it has been
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almost from the very beginning. when we go back and see the first reactors experimentally being built in the one nine hundred fifty s. we're looking at a very very new technology and now we've had some bumps along the way that is force for sure we had three mile island in america we had turned over all in ukraine we just had fukushima but there i think the remarkable thing about this technology which is producing so much of the world's electricity is how essential east safe it has begin been it does not emit any emissions into the into the global atmosphere and it has only on very very rare occasion harmed anyone and meanwhile we've had thousands hundreds of thousands even millions of fatalities from the extraction of fossil fuels from the surface of the earth and from the health consequences of carbon emissions so if you look at the history of nuclear technology you not only see a very safe technology but you also see
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a relatively superior technology because it is essentially emissions free tallis always wondering who pays for storing their waste and how can engineer be profitable when they have to pay for storing their ways for thousands of years you know that the question of waste is i think the most fundamentally misunderstood aspect of nuclear energy most people say well nuclear energy might be ok seems to be pretty sad. if but you don't know what to do with the waste let me say something that may shock you. the greatest comparative asset of nuclear power is its waste now why is this. in other major energy forms whether it be coal or natural gas or oil what you find is that the atmosphere the global public atmosphere is being used as an enormous planetary waste dump all of those carbon particulate all of that carbon monoxide all of that carbon dioxide is going in there right now we are emitting carbon dioxide at the rate of thirty billion
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tons a year which is eight hundred tons per seconds into the planetary atmosphere as an atmospheric waste from nuclear energy is producing a considerable proportion of the world's electricity one six while producing an amount of radioactive waste that sequent to the size of the fuel which becomes highly radioactive and then must be safely stored but the wonder of nuclear technology is that it can be managed it can be contained there is a relatively small amount of it and it can be very very safely stored in the immediate term when it comes out of the reactor and it can eventually be put in long term storage containers placed back into the earth in geological repositories that are carefully selected and without any ultimate harm either to people or the environment now you sound like and grassroots environmentalists what's your job right now how would you characterize it i think when bill make the credibility of
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the nuclear power industry well there are a lot of people think it's the greens versus nuclear and in fact in many green organizations anti-nuclear ism is one of the fundamental principles i'm in the nuclear power business precisely because i believe in the in my or environmental virtues of nuclear power i got into this business. when president clinton assigned me to be the his ambassador to the united nations organizations that deal with nuclear energy and i was particularly concerned and focused on the question of nuclear proliferation containing that and i did that work for president clinton for eight years but in the process i got a real education about the positive side of nuclear the the electricity generation that nuclear could bring to the world without environmental consequences and it was on that basis that i decided to dedicate dedicate their remainder of my career to promoting this clean energy technology part time with natural gas why why nuclear
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energy is best a natural gas well natural gas produces a lot of waste it produces carbon dioxide emissions on a very very large scale these emissions come out of the burning of the natural gas and they come out in even more potent form they come out of the transmission of natural gas through long pipelines where the unburned gas leaks in small quantity but in the form of methane that is twenty times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide so the combination of burning natural gas and the leakage of unburned natural gas that comes through the transmission lines makes this a very very serious liability for in terms of global greenhouse gas concentrations and you know that but you're upset powerhouse down in germany a solvent sustainable economy disagrees with you they want thing it's out of their country and ali that my spoke to the austrian foreign minister recently and they're extremely proud and happy to be nuclear free. and you said that it's actually to
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gain votes and he said it was undemocratic house so i was saying it was a sad it was in its sad result of democratic politics responding instantly and irrationally to some event halfway around the world to change the basic energy policy of europe's largest industrial economy it was certainly done according to democratic procedures. but these democratic procedures produced as democracy sometimes does a highly irrational result i'm an american i know that irrationality can come out of a political system i've seen it many times in my life and american democracy democracy does not produce great results and sometimes it produces silly results and we've just seen one and in germany what about for christina what happened there and least you keep telling me that it's all safe i don't keep telling you that it's all safe there was an accident fukushima look what happened i mean how can how can that nuclear power be the future when it's still so incredibly dangerous for life well
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it's interesting that you would say that because we've just seen twenty four thousand japanese citizens killed by an earthquake and a tsunami. we've seen the media have a frenzy in covering the accident at fukushima which has not made it had not been been responsible for a single radiation fatality we have twenty four thousand citizens having died from the earthquake and a tsunami we've had a mishap a serious mishap at the fukushima power plant that has yet to produce a single fatality and yet people are using the word the phrase nuclear disaster nuclear tragedy as if something terribly harmful has occurred i'm in the at the beginning of the of the line when it comes to being unhappy about what happened at fukushima i think it was a tragedy in terms of the world's understanding of the essential safety of nuclear power i also think however that it might also be educational in the long term because people have begun to focus on it and as they begin to begin to focus even
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more clearly on the ultimate consequences of fukushima they will learn that there was relatively little damage done by this event and this was a worst case nuclear event after for christina you said we need to go back and look at whether those processes shut down cooling systems can survive the worst case events we can imagine what do you mean by go back the japanese made a mistake. the fundamental mistake they made was deciding that the worst tsunami they might encounter would come at a certain height and that would be the worst case to nami that they would encounter and if they defended against that there there their backup cooling systems would be safe that was a mistake because they misjudged and the result was that they did not have waterproof backup cooling systems and because they did not have waterproof backup cooling systems those were flooded and rendered an operative now the why is this important how did this happen you have to think of nuclear energy as the equivalent
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of a racehorse that finishes running a race and then needs a cool down period the reactors at fukushima when the earthquake began shutdown they became essentially helpless on purpose but they still needed some exteriors some external we supplied electricity supply to power cooling systems that would get them down from five percent of their overall heat level they had been at one hundred percent they were already down to five they needed some extra cooling to get down to normal atmospheric and ambient temperatures all nuclear power plants require that outside assistance after they have shut down and the japanese mistake resulted in those outside non-nuclear systems not being available so the great irony of what happened at fukushima is that it was the failure of non-nuclear support systems to be available after the shutdown that resulted in this meltdown but you really believe everything that the nuclear operators tell you i don't have
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to believe but we operate a system of tremendous transparency we have i.a.e.a. standards that are inforced by national nuclear regulatory about bodies all around the world which are independent bodies completely separate from the operators we have a world wide net. the work of nuclear operators who visit each other's power plants and write reports and analysis and criticism of each other so that they are all working to come up to the same standard of best practice there is a great deal of conversation inspection analysis application of standards judgement about whether people are adhering to standards that is going on on a daily basis throughout all of the four hundred thirty five power plants in the world the problem at fukushima was that they made a mistake in reactor design not in reactor operations but in reactor design and what happened to happen now is that every nuclear regulatory authority in the world
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needs to go back and ask the question are all of the reactors under my supervision protected against worst case natural catastrophes like floods like tsunamis like earthquakes like plane crashes and that those questions are being asked right now i think they will result in some changes i don't think the changes are going to be terribly expensive i don't think they're going to take a long time to implement and i think that the the good of this is that the world will have drawn a lesson from fukushima and nuclear safety will be even stronger in the aftermath thank you very much for this and change them. twenty years ago the largest country in the world to certain places.
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if. what had been trying. to teach began a journey. where did it take them. the close up team has been to the republic of north the situation where half of the area is occupied by nature preserve. this time our team goes to the region where men flock from all over the world to add a few centimeters to their self-confidence where young families are not hesitant about having a senior citizen in their family and where one man's utopia turns into a real village of the shining sun welcome to the cool down region. russia blows up on our teeth.
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line. which brightened a few pounds from phones to pressure. from stunts on t.v. don't come. first for. fifty ft ft . more news today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. today.
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japanese police arrested gang of suspected looters thought to be targeting homes in the fukushima nuclear. meanwhile there is concern over the health of those living in the area was more than half the children they're testing positive for radiation . rushes released a previously confidential index of people and groups thought to be involved in war funding terrorism in the country the list contains names of foreigners and international islamic organizations operating in the north caucasus. and new sexual assault charges against former i.m.f. chief. i filed in france as the new york case against him falls apart a french writer says she was attacked a decade ago but lawyers say it's land there and will soon. tender face now time to look at what's happening in the world of sports with of course olympic chiefs are making a big announcement today so we know they will decide who will host the twenty
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eighteen winter olympics south korea hoping it will be third time lucky for them after being turned down twice before plus a look back at a thrilling day in the tour de france. hello there thanks for joining me and this is what is coming up over the next few minutes. summer signings part of moscow bring in dark international design to bolster their flagging season. class photo finish the dalai evans paper defending champion alberto contador to win a stage for the tour de france. bad leg horses holds the pole of next week's open. start with a new spot at moscow have signed dutch midfielder demi design from i.x. the six million euros the club's first signing during the russian premier league's
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mid-season break the twenty eight year old international won the cup and lead the last two years he was also part of his country's world cup squad in south africa he will join up with back in a training camp in north korea where he will also meet former teammate abby they used to play together a set out more but they won the dutch the in two thousand and nine spartak are hoping i might rekindle that winning partnership too probably seven from the russian premier league after winning seven and losing six of their sixty. another footballing used to the giants into milan have unveiled their new coach local specialist. jasper uni is the man to take up the reins on a two year deal several big and i had turned down the offer of fifty three year old was sacked as general boss last november and becomes into his fourth manager in just over a year following judging marina rafa benitez and leonardo. if i were to take a photo no it's a squad which hasn't lost anyone all difficulties players it's
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a team that two years ago once everything maybe last year was a less tension testing season in terms of results anything better was of course to be expected but this can be used as a force for motivation. meanwhile in the women's world cup hosts germany and england have topped their groups and will play japan and france respectively in the quarter finals germany kept one hundred percent record with a fourteen win over france the host going ahead to paris to get a fix that. and in getting got another for the germans just before the break the french did pull one through. but they then had their keeper subaverage sent off and the resulting penalty was brought by graeme franz to make things interesting when they go to great so you get to go to nori georges. but down barbie settled germany to go deaf so faulty to germany so it ended
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with your fault. well japan lost to england so you know i don't know why i got the first and it was a spectacular go to. the second half strike incertitude to yankee sealed the win to set up a last eight. sepp blatter has reiterated feed his commitment to pour millions of dollars into the development of football in africa the president of the sport's governing body was speaking in zimbabwe after meeting top local officials blatter hell closed door talks with both zimbabwean president robert mugabe and prime minister morgan chang a high as the face of our chief returned to south africa for the first time since last year's world cup last year also visited a local women's football match as well as construction sites in the pages the seventy five year old swiss re elected is the first and put in my last month amid
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an ongoing saga of corruption allegations but he pledged but the fee for initiative was firm to invest seventeen million dollars in african football even though blatter had to fend off the critics. inside the india executive committee there were people in our executive committee saying now again he gives all to africa only to africa by the way he gave also to the orders a little bit less but the seventy million still went to africa. struggling to delavan says one of dramatic stage four of the tour de france pipping defending champion alberto contador in a photo finish on the line and is not just a second behind overall leader but all who show off the stage was a mostly flat one there was a breakaway of five riders but they were caught by the pellets and with just a few kilometers left and then the fireworks started there was a long climb to the finish and contador attacked with just over a kilometer to go he couldn't shrug off the field though and it was evans who is
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leading as they enter the final stretch it looked like he was going to be caught by contador but he hung on for his second tour de france stage when that moves evans to within a second the floor who should be hanging on to the yellow jersey contador is a further one million forty two seconds back in the overall standings today stage five looks like one of the sprinters one hundred and seventy kilometers of relatively flat terrain through britain. tiger woods has pulled out of next week's open championship the former world number one blaming an ongoing leg injury although he still believes his best years are ahead of him at least that's what he's saying on his website the thirty five year old has not played competitively since training his left knee and the kellys at the play championship in midway his world ranking is now slipped to seventeenth but woods says does not want to return until he is one hundred percent fit fellow american jason dufner will replace him at the open after brandon jones turned down the chance to play because his wife is expecting i the city which will host the twenty eighteen winter olympics will be
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announced today with pyongyang considered the slight favorite after losing out to vancouver and then saw cim previous speeds the international olympic committee will make the announcement in durban in south africa a little later on the south korean but it has done its best to lobby last minute support in this promoting the country pyongyang as a place where people can enjoy winter sports the other cities in the half to the twenty eighteen games in munich in germany and annecy in france they are also making final price. and stations to the i.o.c. before the winner is announced in a few hours time. when motor sport twice for me one champion fernando alonso is upbeat ahead of what could prove to be the litmus test for his ferrari team as the spaniard hopes for a good outing at the british grand prix this weekend the italian outfit has recovered in the last three races following a bumpy start to the season but they are hardly the favorites this silverstone as eight of the competing teams are based in england including leaders red bull and
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second place mclaren in addition along though in his brazilian teammate felipe massa produced a measurable result last year tradition forty fifty respectively which was the worst performance in over thirty years but along with ninety nine points behind overall leader sebastian vettel atheistic trouble this time up. to this for me it's not worth trying to. get up to the sticks of the circlip. i think it will be good to know who are who we can do and we need to make sure that we need to be prepared for any circumstances it would bring me come. change can be very very and we need to be ready to go and i think we are but in some new parts for the curves for we are hoping performances and finally relations between the stadiums and russians living in the baltic state have been strained
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over the last decade however one man is come up with a novel way to get the team communities interacting again and it's through rugby which a bump or fleet explains. yes. there. you were in here and you assume you will russian on this pitch only english below don't buy this man john's lead a former major in the british army he's been living in tallinn for the last twenty years has been trying to introduce the new sport a grudge be to be youth of this baltic nation we set up italian tigers multi-sport scale. and we now get a stone in a russian school play so it's three balls three different ball game. and this year is our first year. and hopefully next year we'll continue however the main part of this project is to try and get the russians in a stone humans playing together something which unfortunately is an all too rare
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occurrence unless you get children between nine and eleven meeting each other regularly not one single year every week. it's not going to happen. one a child or one someone who's seventeen or eighteen makes this go on for the first time of this league. is going to be your silliness so you must get. another important side of the project is to try and teach your children the dangers of drinking and taking drugs in two thousand and nine a staggering one point two percent of the stone in population or one in every three thousand people have contracted h.i.b. however by getting the children involved in sports john believes he is giving the kids something to believe in keep them occupied while there's been a number of success stories over the last few years but over the last fifteen years we've got over forty boys and girls at universities in your. particular head imbra
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. so you know that is for us success it's not about great rugby. you know. we use rather develop a tool people develop until one boy who is looking to follow in their footsteps has yet to swerve he said faintly russian but speaks fluent a stone you know goes to new stone new language school he's only started to play rugby over the past couple of weeks but he says he really enjoys it as it gives him something to do during his three months of summer holidays well because it's not only games not legally his life to paul or respond to this simple yugoslavs improvement has been so quick he's already been named captain of the time and tigers touch rugby team however the boys could have a big treat in store for them in the autumn john is trying to organize a tours of the rugby heartland of england to play summits in gloucester no less the biggest bonus fees kids will gain is the interaction between their respective
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communities which will hopefully lead to a stone you know in russian children playing peacefully together which of them both we don't r.t. turned in stone you. know worthwhile project that is all a sport for the moment.
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