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Aug 28, 2014

From Fukushima to Solartopia: An Atomic Meditation

As Fukushima continues to spew out its radioactive poisons, we are witnessing one of the great technological revolutions in human history.

Our ability to survive on this planet has never been more endangered by industrial pollution, and yet we now have the means to create a green-powered Earth.

On this year's anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, I had the opportunity to speak about this "best of times/worst of times" reality to a wonderful group of citizen-activists at the Unitarian-Universality Hall in Berkeley, California.

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Jun 14, 2014

Fukushima's Children are Dying

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.

More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people-nearly 200,000 kids-tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors nowsuffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.

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Jun 3, 2014

Fukushima is Forgotten but NOT Gone

 

The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant's seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches.

Ever more radioactive water continues to pour into the Pacific.

At least three extremely volatile fuel assemblies are stuck high in the air at Unit 4. Three years after the March 11, 2011, disaster, nobody knows exactly where the melted cores from Units 1, 2 and 3 might be.

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Apr 1, 2014

The Nuclear Omnicide

 

In the 35 years since the March 28, 1979, explosion and meltdown at Three Mile Island, fierce debate has raged over whether humans were killed there. In 1986 and 2011, Chernobyl and Fukushima joined the argument. Whenever these disasters happen, there are those who claim that the workers, residents and military personnel exposed to radiation will be just fine.

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Mar 23, 2014

Reflections on Fukushima from Nader to Chomsky & More...


The news from Japan three years after Fukushima began its eruptions is simple: it's anything but over.


Three molten radioactive cores are still missing, four explosions have wracked the infrastracture, 300 tons of radioactive water pour daily into the sea, the improvised tank farm leaks and is running out of space, tens of thousands of spent fuel rods are strewn around the site, the mafia permeates the work force, tens of thousands of refugees grow more desperate every day, radioactive cesium is about to arrive on the west coast ... and much much more.

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Feb 26, 2014

Documents Show the Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

 

A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

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Feb 9, 2014

American Sailors Sick from Fukushima File New Lawsuit



Citing a wide range of ailments from leukemia to blindness to birth defects, 79 American veterans of 2011's earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi ("Friendship") have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power.

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Jan 11, 2014

Toll Mounts Among U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation


The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to climb. 

So many have come forward that the progress of their federal class action lawsuit has been delayed. A petition in their support is posted here at www.nukefree.org.

Bay area lawyer Charles Bonner says a re-filing will wait until early February to accommodate a constant influx of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other American ships.

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Nov 3, 2013

Hey Pro-Nuke Climate Scientists---Note the Global Terror at Fukushima 4


Four climate scientists have made a public statement claiming nuclear power is an answer to global warming.

Before they proceed, they should visit Fukushima, where the Tokyo Electric Power Company has moved definitively toward bringing down the some 1300 hot fuel rods from a pool at Unit Four.

Which makes this a time of global terror.

In response more than 150,000 petition signatures from www.nukefree.org and others will be delivered at the United Nations this Thursday, November 7, asking for a global response to this disaster.

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Oct 28, 2013

Robert Stone Must Now Film Fukushima

 

We are in desperate need of documentary filmmakers at Fukushima.

The Japanese government is about to pass a national censorship law clearly meant to make it impossible to know what's going on there.
( http://www.nukefree.org/state-secrets-act-will-curb-knowledge-fukushima )

Massive quantities of radioactive water have been flowing through the site since the 3/11/11 earthquake/tsunami.
( http://www.nukefree.org/fackler-tabuchi-nytimes-fukushimas-radioactive-g... )

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