Editor's Blog

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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May 4, 2014

The NYTimes Pens an "Epitaph" for Nuke Power

 

Apr 16, 2014

UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis

Apr 9, 2014

Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction

 

  The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster has brought critical new evidence that petro-pollution is destroying our global ecosystem.

The third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan confirms that radioactive reactor fallout is doing the same.

How the two mega-poisons interact remains largely unstudied, but the answers can't be good. And it's clearer than ever that we won't survive without ridding our planet of both.

Apr 5, 2014

Solartopia! Winning the Green Energy Revolution

 


High above the Bowling Green town dump, a green energy revolution is being won. It's being helped along by the legalization of marijuana and its bio­fueled cousin, industrial hemp.

But it's under extreme attack from the billionaire Koch Brothers, utilities like First Energy (FE), and a fossil/nuke industry that threatens our existence on this planet.

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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Mar 10, 2014

Fasting for Fukushima


By Harvey Wasserman, Jill Stein & David Swanson

 


Fasting can be a way of mourning, of cleansing, of meditation, of focus.

On Tuesday, 3/11, the third anniversary of the beginning of the disaster at Fukushima, we will abstain from food from dawn til dusk.

Our purpose is tied to the atomic disaster that continues to threaten life on earth.

Mar 6, 2014

The USS Reagan is Fukushima's "Unlucky Dragon"


Sixty years ago this week, a misfired hydrogen bomb test plastered with lethal radiation the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru-"Lucky Dragon"-and its 23-man crew. The March 1, 1954, test, code-named Castle Bravo, spewed a deadly ash cloud into wrongly predicted winds, contaminating a huge swath of the Pacific Ocean.

 

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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