Daily Archives: 2011/03/20

“Former ‘comfort women’ pray for Japan” via the Korea Herald

Frail-looking grandmothers gathered again Wednesday in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul. They were former “comfort women,” who were forced to provide sex to the Japanese army during World War II. However, there were no chants denouncing the Japanese … Continue reading

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Audio clip via the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Click to open the mp3 audio clip from Friday’s forum sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs concerning the Fukushima disaster.

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“With Nuclear Power, “No Acts of God Can Be Permitted”” via the Huffington Post

As heroic workers and soldiers strive to save stricken Japan from a new horror–radioactive fallout–some truths known for 40 years bear repeating. An earthquake-and-tsunami zone crowded with 127 million people is an un-wise place for 54 reactors. The 1960s design … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Nightmare” via Reader Supported News

The unfolding multiple nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan is prompting overdue attention to the 104 nuclear plants in the United States – many of them aging, many of them near earthquake faults, some on the west coast exposed to potential … Continue reading

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“Spent nuclear fuel storage comes under scrutiny” via Chicago Tribune

Fourteen years ago, Zion nuclear power plant’s last red-hot fuel rod was lifted from its reactor core and submerged into a pool of water, joining the rest of the plant’s 2.2 million pounds of spent fuel. The nuclear waste was … Continue reading

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“大震災に関する外国人の方のための情報:じしんについてがいこくじんのためのじょうほう:Information on the Earthquake for Foreigners living in Japan” on アジア女性資料センター

震災に関する在日外国人の方のための情報です。 じしんにかんするがいこくじんのためのじょうほうです。 Here are links to information on the Earthquake for foreigners living in Japan. Informações uteis voltado aos estrangeiros “大震災に関する外国人の方のための情報:じしんについてがいこくじんのためのじょうほう:Information on the Earthquake for Foreigners living in Japan”

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“Atomic Mom” Mailing List

M. T. Silvia, who is joining us at the Atomic Age symposium on May 21st, is providing resources and information about Japan earthquakes and her documentary film, Atomic Mom, on the movie mailing list. Click the link and join the … Continue reading

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“UN Ready To Help in the Pacific: The UN Marshals Rescue Teams for Japan” on United Nations Foundation

In the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is coordinating the international Urban Search and Rescue teams working in Japan, and assisting the Government of Japan with its … Continue reading

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“Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: 7 Simple Ways to Help”

While the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami have passed, the recovery and mourning have just begun. The disaster could become the most expensive earthquake in history. The crisis could get even worse, depending on what happens next at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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『福島原発事故の現状について 京都大学原子炉実験所ゼミ』

 18日の午後に大阪府熊取町の京大原子炉実験所事務棟会議室で「チェルノブイリ原発事故から25年」をテーマにした「第一一〇回原子力安全問題ゼミ」があり、私も参加しました。参加者は、研究者、市民、報道関係者など一〇〇人ほどで、主催は、原子力安全研究グループ(世話人・小出裕章)です。  同ゼミは当初、旧ソ連の原子力開発に伴う調査研究のまとめの報告会だったのですが、福島第一原発で大事故が起こったので急遽、福島原発事故、スリーマイル島原発二号炉事故(九六万kW、アメリカ。一九七九年三月二八日)、チェルノブイリ原発四号炉事故(一〇〇kW、旧ソ連ウクライナ共和国。一九八六年四月二六日)の報告も冒頭に追加されました。  小出裕章氏(京都大学原子炉実験所)が「福島原発事故の現状について」、海老沢徹氏(原子力安全研究グループ。元京大原子炉実験所教員)が「スリーマイル島原発二号事故の概要」、今中哲二氏(京都大学原子炉実験所)が「チェルノブイリ原発事故の概要」についてそれぞれ報告しました。  三氏はいずれも福島第一原発の事故がすでにスリーマイルを越え、チェルノブイリに近づいていること、ほとんどデータ–が公表されていないこと、被曝を受けながら懸命な作業で放水が続けられているが、最悪の事態に進むのを少し遅らせることにしかならず根本的な解決になっていないと指摘し、それぞれの事故にも言及し、資料を示しながら報告しました。 続きは『福島原発事故の現状について 京都大学原子炉実験所ゼミ』から。

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