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Nuclear Roads Not Taken (Yet) in Germany, Japan and the US

May 31, 2012 by Barry Brook
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Guest Post by Tom Blees. Tom Blees is the author of Prescription for the Planet – The Painless Remedy for Our Energy & Environmental Crises. Tom is also the president of the Science Council for Global Initiatives and a board member of the UN-affiliated World Energy Forum [wef21.org]. Many of the goals of SCGI, and the methods to...[read more]

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

March 20, 2012 by Solana Larsen

Image credit: We Are All Radioactive Sneak Peek / Facebook Page

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a Post-Earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage made by themselves in the areas around Fukushima Power Plant that had a meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, and 50% footage made by residents who were given waterproof digital cameras so they could tell their own story on surviving the earthquake and now dealing with radiation.[read more]

How Fukushima Led to a Radiation Panic

March 14, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

One year after Fukushima, independent scientists working for the UN say bluntly that irrational fears of radiation poisoning will cause far more harm than the radiation itself. Not a single individual from the Japanese public received a dangerous dose, according to the early and informal analyses by the scientists. (Conspiracy theories...[read more]

Looking back at Fukushima one year later

March 13, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

It's been a year now since the Great Tōhoku Earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan, leaving over twenty thousand dead and tens of thousands more homeless and displaced. On top of this was the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility brought about by the tsunami itself.This blog too is celebrating its anniversary...[read more]

Whos' Really to Blame for Fukushima Health Impacts?

March 12, 2012 by John Wheeler
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As is often the case, the passage of time yields clarity about events, and the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima is no different.  It has become clear that the misinformation and hysterics by anti-nuclear groups and individuals were mostly wrong.  Their doomsday prophesizing actually worsened human suffering and...[read more]

[PDF]: Challenges for Japan's Recovery

May 24, 2011 by Ron Pernick

The Japanese Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry's (METI) Embassy in Brussels has released a 43 page report today providing an overview of the Tsunami/Earthquake, Rescue Efforts and Foreign Assistance and challenges of their affected Nuclear Power Stations.Key Challenges identified are the cool down of reactors, containing the spread...[read more]

Life On The Ground at Fukushima-Daiichi

May 20, 2011 by Ron Pernick
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In reading some feedback to my posts at the Energy Collective regarding the analysis of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima there have been concerns voices not only in response to my posts, but in general to the accuracy of information provided on what's happening in Japan.I thought it would be valuable therefor to continue to provide...[read more]

Fukushima Nuclear Situation Worsens With Fire at Fourth Reactor

March 15, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

The nuclear fallout from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on Friday continues to escalate.  After a third reactor explosion occurred early Tuesday morning at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a fourth reactor started on fire causing more radioactive material to be released. Radioactive material...[read more]