Nuclear Reactors in Japan Remain Closed by Judge’s Order and Short Film to Cannes

This is a marvelous verdict!  CHEERS! Nuclear Reactors in Japan Remain Closed by Judge’s Order http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/business/energy-environment/judge-rules-against-restarting-2-nuclear-reactors-in-japan.html?ref=business&_r=0 * 高浜原発再稼働差し止めの嬉しいニュース 悪いニュースばかりではなく、嬉しいニュースが入りました。去年5月の大飯原発運転差し止めに続き、またもや福井地裁は高浜原発再稼動差し止めの仮処分を決定しました。そして目標の11月再稼動は無理となりました!みんなで、がんばって諦めなければ、ひとつづつ、いい方向に向かって行くのではないでしょうか。もちろん安心も、休む事もできませんが、こんな嬉しい事しばらくありませんでした、乾杯しましょう! http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASH3X43MLH3XPTIL00M.html – informed by NNA member Chizu Hamada * Yoko Kubota’s Short Film to FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2015 Finalists: Emerging Filmmaker Showcase Presented by American Express | The American Pavilion INDISPENSABLE SHIFT: FUKUSHIMA, TIP OF THE … Continue reading

朗報:快挙!昨夜(12/17夜)バークレー市議会にて『福島議題』承認採決される! Good news: Last night (12/17) Berkeley City Council passed “Fukushima agenda “!

The Proposition approved Reduce Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Dangers (continued from December 3, 2013) From: Councilmember Worthington Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution urging the United Nations to form an International Independent Commission of Experts (IICE) to formulate a plan to reduce the radiation being released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and instructing the City’s Health … Continue reading

Devastation and Hope Chernobyl at 27

Devastation and Hope Chernobyl at 27 http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/26/chernobyl-at-27/ WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 26-28, 2013 Devastation and Hope Chernobyl at 27 by JOSEPH J. MANGANO and Dr. JANETTE D. SHERMAN, MD The 27th anniversary of the catastrophic nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl reminds us of both a sad legacy and a positive impact on the future. The bad news … Continue reading

The NRC – Edison’s atomic lapdog

The NRC – Edison’s atomic lapdog Posted Apr. 12, 2013 / Posted by: Kendra Ulrich http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2013-04-the-nrc-edisons-atomic-lapdog To say that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — charged with ensuring the safe operation of the nation’s aging, degraded nuclear fleet — is a paper tiger would be far too kind. Rather than just de-fanged and flimsy, on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Ex-Regulator Says Reactors Are Flawed

Ex-Regulator Says Reactors Are Flawed By MATTHEW L. WALD Published: April 8, 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/us/ex-regulator-says-nuclear-reactors-in-united-states-are-flawed.html?_r=0 WASHINGTON — All 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and they should be replaced with newer technology, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday. … Continue reading

Fukushima Storage Problems Escalate

Fukushima storage problems escalate http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000114832 The Yomiuri Shimbun Yomiuri Shimbun file photo Water contaminated with radioactive substances was found to have leaked from an underground storage pool at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. April 8, 2013 [The Yomiuri Shimbun] A second discovery of leakage at an underground storage pool at Tokyo Electric Power … Continue reading

Two Years On, Fukushima Raises Many Questions, Provides One Clear Answer

Two Years On, Fukushima Raises Many Questions, Provides One Clear Answer http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15521-two-years-on-fukushima-raises-many-questions-provides-one-clear-answer Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00 By Gregg Levine, Truthout | News Analysis An Okuma evacuee gets his blood pressure checked at a community center of temporary housing in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, November 15, 2012. With the slow pace of cleanup efforts, residents of Okuma, a … Continue reading

Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima / “Atoms for Pe ace is Dead” 〈3.11以後〉〈フクシマ〉を通して沖縄現代史を問い直す

Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima By Chiyo Wakabayashi Published: August 16, 2011 http://www.jfissures.org/2011/08/16/atoms-for-peace-is-dead-reexamining-okinawan-contemporary-history-through-post-311-fukushima/ Photo: Ojo de Cineasta on flickr (日本語による原文下部に掲載)[1] 1. Given that it is over a thousand kilometers distance from Fukushima Daiichi, the society of Okinawa at the moment does not appear to suffer much effect … Continue reading

The radioactive legacy of the search for plutopia

The radioactive legacy of the search for plutopia 17:32 18 March 2013 http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2013/03/plutopia.html Rob Edwards, contributor Hanford scientists feeding radioactive food to sheep (Image: US Department of Energy) Cold war dreams of producing nuclear bombs fuelled shocking radiation experiments by US and Soviet governments, reveals Kate Brown’s Plutopia MAKING plutonium for nuclear bombs takes balls, … Continue reading

Worker at Perry Nuclear Power Plant dies after ‘medical incident’

http://enformable.com/2013/02/worker-at-perry-nuclear-power-plant-dies-after-medical-incident/ According to FirstEnergy, the utility which operates the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County Ohio, a medical incident occurred inside of the plant in a contaminated area while supporting work for an upcoming refueling outage, subsequently leading to the death of a worker while on the job. Due to the severity of the … Continue reading