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.
May 4, 2015
hit Diablo Canyon's Nuclear Reactors,
just 160 miles north of Malibu?
It could happen . . .
And we're downwind so the consequences would affect us all
Apr 12, 2015
Randy Hayes is a great green lifer.
Decades ago he founded the Rainforest Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth.
Never one to comprise, Randy has gone beyond his fair share of assorted jail stints and come out more dedicated than ever.
"We need to double the world's forests," he told me last week over smoothies in the nation's capital. "It's a major part of solving the climate crisis."
Apr 2, 2015
Back in early 2010 Ohio stood at the cusp of a modern 21st century technological revolution.
It had won a new federal-funded rail line to finally re-join Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
Tesla electric sales networks were moving into the state, bringing full player status in the spread of the world's most advanced automobiles.
And we had adopted a forward-looking green energy package poised to bring billions of new investments along with thousands of new jobs.
Then the 19th century re-took control.
Mar 30, 2015
The lies that killed people at Three Mile Island 36 years ago on March 28, 1979 are still being told at Chernobyl, Fukushima, Diablo Canyon, Davis-Besse ... and at TMI itself.
As the first major reactor accident that was made known to the public is sadly commemorated, and as the global nuclear industry collapses, let's count just 36 tip-of-the iceberg ways the nuclear industry's radioactive legacy continues to fester:
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.
Feb 14, 2015
As the world's nuke reactors begin to crumble and fall, the danger of a major disaster is escalating at the decrepit Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio.
Now the plant's owners are asking the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to force the public to pay billions of dollars over the next 15 years to subsidize reactor operations.