Editor's Blog

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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Feb 20, 2014

Obama's Nuke-Powered Drone Strike on America's Energy Future

 

So the "all the above" energy strategy now deems we dump another $6.5 billion in bogus loan guarantees down the atomic drain.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced finalization of hotly contested taxpayer handouts for the two Vogtle reactors being built in Georgia. Another $1.8 billion waits to be pulled out of your pocket and poured down the radioactive sink hole.

A nuke-powered drone strike on fiscal sanity.

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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Feb 2, 2014

50 Reasons to Fear the Worst from Fukushima

 

http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/02/50-reasons-fear-fukushima/

 

[This is the first in a two part series]

Fukushima's missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret.

Japan's harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed-successfully-at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye.

But that doesn't keep the actual radiation out of our ecosystem, our markets ... or our bodies.

 

Jan 28, 2014

So Long, Pete & Toshi Seeger....


http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/28/pete-toshi-seeger-great-to-know-you/

 

Toshi and Pete Seeger defy description except through the sheer joy and honor it was to know them, however briefly.

Their list of accomplishments will fill many printed pages, which all pale next to the simple core beauty of the lives they led.

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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Dec 11, 2013

Japan's Deadly New Fukushima Fallout

 

Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts.

The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the United States ( http://www.nukefree.org/chris-busby-fukushimas-impact-californias-childr... ).

But within Japan, a new State Secrets Act makes such talk punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Dec 4, 2013

Stop Japan's Fukushima Censorship

 

At a critically dangerous moment, Japan is poised to take a giant step toward officially shrouding Fukushima in the deepest possible secrecy.

At least two petitions are being circulated in opposition (www.nukefree.org).

One is addressed to the Japanese government and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (http://www.nukefree.org/stop-japans-fukushima-secrets-act ).

Nov 10, 2013

Pandora's Atomic Box Score

 

The first prophetic sign to follow CNN's irrelevant Pandora's Promise is this: the Dallas-based Luminant Power Company has cancelled two mammoth reactors.

Pandora's box score for atomic America 2013 is five announced early reactor closures, nine project cancellations and six ditched uprates. Today, 100 U.S. reactors operate where 1,000 were once promised. New orders are zilch.