Daily Archives: 2012/08/24

Fukushima West End via Fukushima via FukushimaResponse.org

(A public service video that tries to capture the scope of the Fukushima disaster in 3 minutes. It was created by a member of Fukushima Response, a group that started up in northern California at the end of May 2012 … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission may study power plant health risks via The LA Times

The last time federal officials assessed cancer rates in the communities surrounding nuclear power plants, they concluded that radiation releases were insignificant and health risks, if any, were too small to measure. TheU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been relying on … Continue reading

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San Onofre whistle-blowers less protected than others in California via The LA Times

An obscure legal doctrine leaves whistle-blowers at the San Onofre nuclear plant with less legal protection than other California workers, including employees at the state’s only other nuclear plant. San Onofre is majority owned and operated by Southern California Edison, … Continue reading

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The Hydrangea Revolution and Japan’s Unheard Voices via akiomatsumura.com

“Unheard Voices” Last week I watched a recording of a play entitled ‘Unheard Voices,” which was performed on March 11, 2012 in Tokyo by three girls from Soma High School in Fukushima Prefecture. I was moved by their courage but … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Island Radioactive Contamination via Reader Supported News

Contamination left by US navy found to have 400 times the EPA’s human exposure limits, but military branch denies report. t was called Treasure Island in honour of Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate classic, but the artificial island off San Francisco … Continue reading

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3/11 seabed ruptures rattle quake-fault theory via The Japan Times

Fault ruptures in the seabed caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 occurred in shallows where two plates meet, calling into question the common notion that fault slips are unlikely, a study says./blockquote> Continue reading at 3/11 … Continue reading

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Famous Kazakh singer hums antinuclear tune via The Japan Times

HIROSHIMA — One of Kazakhstan’s leading singers hopes the power of music will help Japan’s antinuclear movement spread, just as her signature song became the symbol of a movement that forced the shutdown of a former Soviet nuclear test site … Continue reading

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Energy policy chief inclined toward nuclear-free Japan via The Japan Times

The nation’s new energy policy goal should be to no longer depend on nuclear power, national policy minister Motohisa Furukawa said Tuesday. Furukawa told reporters this means Japan would have to embark on a broad quest to become totally nuclear-free. … Continue reading

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Record cesium level detected in fish around Fukushima nuclear plant via The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it detected a record-high 25,800 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in fish sampled within 20 km of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The figure is 258 times the level of cesium the … Continue reading

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Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility.” And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. Continue … Continue reading

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