Monthly Archives: July 2023

Fukushima fish with 180 times legal limit of radioactive cesium fuels water release fears via The Guardian

A fish living near drainage outlets at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in May contained levels of radioactive cesium that are 180 times Japan’s safety limit. The black rockfish caught on 18 May was found by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power … Continue reading

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Trinity Nuclear Test’s Fallout Reached 46 States, Canada and Mexico, Study Finds via New York Times

By Lesley M. M. Blume In July 1945, as J. Robert Oppenheimer and the other researchers of the Manhattan Project prepared to test their brand-new atomic bomb in a New Mexico desert, they knew relatively little about how that mega-weapon would … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Power Is Already a Climate Casualty” via Hot Globe by Steve Chapple

Dr. Paul Dorfman, Chair of the Nuclear Consulting Group, former Secretary to the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Internal Radiation, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex“If something goes wrong, you can really start to write off a lot … Continue reading

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Call by scientists against a new nuclear program/

Appel de scientifiques contre un nouveau programme nucléaire JUIN 2023 JUNE 2023 On February 11, 1975, in the columns of the daily newspaper Le Monde, 400 scientists urged the French population to refuse the installation of nuclear power stations, “until … Continue reading

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東電が謝罪 取り返しつかない被害viaしんぶん赤旗

 東京電力福島第1原発事故をめぐって避難指示が出ていなかった福島県いわき市に居住していた住民が東電と国に損害賠償を求めた「いわき市民訴訟」の原告団に対し東電は17日、いわき市内で謝罪しました。同種の訴訟で東電の謝罪の場が設けられたのは3件目。  同訴訟の控訴審判決は3月10日、仙台高裁であり、国の責任を認めず、東電に対し計3億2660万円の支払いを命じました。東電が上告を断念したため、東電に支払いを命じた判決は確定。原告団・弁護団が東電に「真摯(しんし)な謝罪」を求めていました。  出席した東電の福島復興本社の高原一嘉代表は小早川智明社長の謝罪文を代読。小早川社長は「先の見通しのつかない不安や知覚できない放射線被ばくに対する恐怖や不安」などによって「取り返しのつかない被害および混乱を及ぼしてしまった」として「心から謝罪いたします」と述べています。  また謝罪文では、3月の仙台高裁判決について「判決文のご指摘について、真摯に受け止めており」として、「防ぐべき事故を防げなかったことについて深く反省する」と述べています。  謝罪文を受け取った原告団長の伊東達也さん(82)は、判決文の指摘を真摯に受け止める旨は「多とします」と述べるとともに、津波対策を先送りした東電の対応を「経営上の判断を優先」させたなどと指弾した判決の指摘の一部でも謝罪文にないのは「真摯な態度と言えない」と指摘。事故を二度と起こさない誓いを最優先で実践することなどを東電に求めました。  原告の阿部節子さん(67)は「原発事故は多くの夢を奪い、不安を与え、福島をバラバラにしました」と述べ、東電に「原発事故の責任をしっかり果たして」と訴えました。高原代表は、2人の言葉を小早川社長に伝えると述べました。  謝罪後の原告団・弁護団の会見で、伊東団長は「事故の教訓をどう加害者が自分のものにしているかが、いわき市や福島県の復旧・復興にとって大切なことだ」といい、原告の思いを伝えたことで「一歩ステップアップした」と述べました。 原文

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How America’s Push for the Atomic Bomb Spawned Enduring Radioactive Waste Problems in St. Louis via Associated Press

Michael Phillis and Jim Salter/Associated Press The federal government and companies responsible for nuclear bomb production and atomic waste storage sites in the St. Louis area in the mid-20th century were aware of health risks, spills, improperly stored contaminants and … Continue reading

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‘We deserve better’: Residents demand action to extend radiation exposure compensation via Las Vegas Review-Journal

By David Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal Sheron Carter’s brother and grandfather died from cancer after working at the Nevada Test Site. Three years ago, the 66-year-old Las Vegas native was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she’s demanding lawmakers take action to compensate … Continue reading

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Red alert at Zaporizhzhia? via Beyond Nuclear International

The threatened deadly scenarios could not happen at a wind farm By Linda Pentz Gunter Amidst accusations from both the Russian and Ukrainian sides that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine has been wired for detonation or could … Continue reading

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< What to know about Japan's plan to dump waste water into the ocean via NPR

July 9, 20238:00 AM ET Transcript AYESHA RASCOE, HOST: The International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday approved Japan’s plan to release over 1 million tons of treated nuclear wastewater from a nuclear plant. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station was … Continue reading

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Florida moves forward on radioactive road paving plan as Gov. DeSantis signs new law via NPR

Updated June 30, 20231:24 PM ET  By Bill Chappell Florida is another step closer to paving its roads with phosphogypsum — a radioactive waste material from the fertilizer industry — after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill into law Thursday. … Continue reading

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