Jun 7, 2015
Ok. So we don't expect much from these mega-blockbuster disaster films.
But maybe just a hint about reality could spice things up. At least maybe a passing acknowledgement that the actual San Andreas could turn the Diablo Canyon nukes into a seething heap of radioactive rubble and permanently irradiate all of California?
Is that too much to ask, even of Hollywood?
May 14, 2015
For the third time in a decade, a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Point reactor complex.
News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the accident happened in the "non nuclear" segment of the plant.
Ironically, the disaster spewed oil into the Hudson River, infecting it with a toxic sheen that carried downstream for miles. Entergy, the nuke's owner, denies there were PCBs in this transformer.
Mar 16, 2015
Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface.
Given that Japan's authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what's happening at the site.
Mar 11, 2015
The catastrophe that began at Fukushima four years ago today is worse than ever.
But the good news can ultimately transcend the bad-if we make it so.
An angry grassroots movement has kept shut all 54 reactors that once operated in Japan. It's the largest on-going nuke closure in history. Big industrial windmills installed off the Fukushima coast are now thriving.
Five American nukes have shut since 3/11/11. The US reactor fleet has dropped under 100 for the first time in decades.
Feb 24, 2015
New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California's Diablo Canyon nukes.
In a rare move, Washington DC's Federal U.S. Court of Appeals will hear a landmark challenge to their continued operation.
Jan 20, 2015
Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss.
Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion(BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America's most dangerous nuke.
Approval would seal Ohio's death notice.
None of those coal/nuke burners can compete with the rising revolution in renewable energy. Throughout the world, similar outmoded facilities are shutting down.
Jan 13, 2015
The powerful global response to the terror attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo must now face a terrifying reality: It's a horrible thing when an organ of free speech is assaulted and journalists die.
It will be an apocalyptic thing when it happens to an atomic reactor and whole continents are irradiated, with children first to suffer, a death toll in the millions and eco-economic impacts beyond calculation.
Dec 29, 2014
Sep 6, 2014
The catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It's unfolding again in California.
The next west coast quake could easily shake the two reactors at Diablo Canyon to rubble.
They are riddled with defects, can't withstand potential seismic shocks from five major nearby fault lines, violate state water quality laws and are vulnerable to tsunamis and fire.
Diablo's owner, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), is in deep legal and financial crisis.
Sep 3, 2014
The great David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.UCSUSA.org) has appeared with California activist Rochelle Becker of the Alliance 4 Nuclear Responsibility (www.A4NR.org) on my Solartopia Green Power & Wellness radio show to discuss the terrifying details of the situation at Diablo Canyon.
Diablo---the Devil's Nuke---is within shaking range of five major earthquake faults.
Here's the link to the show: