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Don’t dump on us: Pacific Islanders, marine scientists, urge Japan not to dump Fukushima radioactive water into the ocean via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter The nuclear power industry has a long history of disproportionately impacting people of color, Indigenous communities and those living in the Global South. As Japan prepares to dump more than 1 million tonnes of radioactive water … Continue reading

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In the Pacific, Outcry Over Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Wastewater via New York Times

By Pete McKenzie Dec. 30, 2022 Every day at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, officials flush over a hundred tons of water through its corroded reactors to keep them cool after the calamitous meltdown of 2011. Then the highly … Continue reading

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Activists respond on water contamination via Samoa Observer

Regional environment and climate non-Governmental organisations (N.G.O.) Youngsolwara Pacific and Youth4Climate Project have raised concerns over Japan’s decision to release 1 million tonnes of water contaminated from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.  Youngsolwara Pacific, which … Continue reading

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Nuclear Technology to Help Pacific Islands: IAEA Director General via IAEA

Nuclear technology can help Pacific islands in a range of areas, including health, agriculture and the environment, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said last week during the 10th Conference of the Pacific Community (SPC)held in Noumea, New Caledonia. […]     … Continue reading

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