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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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Sep 16, 2013

Syria is an Epic Win for the SuperPower of Peace

 

The United States is not now bombing Syria.

Let's savor that again: for the moment at least, the United States is not now bombing Syria.

That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace, the global movement to end war, win social justice and somehow salvage our ecological survival.

Will it mark a permanent turning point?

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Aug 9, 2013

The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Even Worse


Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever.

Immeasurably worse.

Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the shattered reactor site into the Pacific Ocean. And their make-up is far more lethal than the "mere" tritium that has dominated the headlines to date.

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Jun 7, 2013

San Onofre is Dead & So is Nuclear Power

 

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three are permanently shut.

It's a monumental victory for grassroots activism. it marks an epic transition in how we get our energy.

In the thick of the 1970s Arab oil embargo, Nixon said there'd be 1000 such reactors in the US by the year 2000.

As of today, there are 100.

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