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Only 23.9% in Japan look forward to Tokyo Olympics next summer: poll via Kyodo News

Tokyo-Only 23.9 percent of people in Japan are in favor of holding next summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as scheduled, while more than half of the country’s populace are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s response to the spread of … Continue reading

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Cuba, Chernobyl and COVID-19 via Beyond Nuclear International

Cuba’s doctors have been to the rescue before — to save Chernobyl’s children By Linda Pentz Gunter “We do not give what we have in excess; we share all that we have,” said Dr. Julio Medina, director of a Cuban … Continue reading

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Pandemic forces Fukushima’s Hope Tourism program to go digital via Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA MINPO As with many tourism programs worldwide, COVID-19 is impeding the Hope Tourism project that covers areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant meltdowns. Those involved with the project … Continue reading

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Huge dust cloud released at UK nuclear power site after tower ‘collapses’ via the Mirror

[…] Shocking pictures show a huge dust cloud which was released after a silo at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant appeared to collapse this morning. The 35-metre tower, weighing around 5,000 tonnes, suffered “structural damage” at around 7.30am, when onlookers … Continue reading

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Assaulted by massacres, smallpox, uranium mining, and pipelines Native Tribes are standing up for their rights on Covid-19 protection via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter Native Americans have largely been left out of the conversation about Covid-19 even though they have some of the highest infection rates in the country. They’ve been here before; with massacres, smallpox, pipelines, and the ravages of uranium … Continue reading

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#466 – Navajo Nation’s Covid/Uranium Mining Connection Janene Yazzie via Nuclear Hotseat

This Week’s Featured Interview:  Navajo Nation’s Janene Yazzie is a community organizer and human rights advocate who has worked on development and energy issues with indigenous communities across the United States. Among her many positions, she is Sustainable Development Program Coordinator for International Indian … Continue reading

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Covid-19 strains French nuclear model via Petroleum Economist

Workplace restrictions could hasten the decline of France’s fleet of baseload generators Nowhere on earth embraced nuclear power as enthusiastically as France. In 2019, 70pc of its power output was fuelled by uranium rather than gas, coal or renewable sources. … Continue reading

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The Tokyo Olympics Are 14 Months Away. Is That Enough Time? via the New York Times

It has been two months since the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan agreed to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games for a year. In that time, one thing has become clear: The Tokyo Games will happen in July and August of … Continue reading

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Leaning (Nuclear) Tower of Vogtle: Arnie Gundersen + Nancy Burton on Millstone Covid Outbreak + Int’l Covid/Nuclear UPDATE via Nuclear Hotseat

This Week’s Featured Interviews: Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, has more than 45 years of nuclear power engineering experience. He holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. … Continue reading

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Nuclear workers are essential to nuclear safety. Tell our leaders to protect them via Nuclear Information and Resource Service

When we think about frontline or essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we often think of doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, bus drivers, and others who perform critical services and can’t work from home. But there are some frontline workers that … Continue reading

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