Editor's Blog

Oct 9, 2013

14,000 Hiroshimas Still Swing in the Fukushima Air

 

Japan's pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima.

It probably hasn't hurt that more than 100,000 people have signed petitions calling for a global takeover ( linked here at www.nukefree.org); more than 8,000 have viewed a new YouTube on it ( http://www.nukefree.org/eon-films-world-action-now-fukushima ).

Massive quantities of heavily contaminated water are pouring into the Pacific Ocean, dousing workers along the way. Hundreds of huge, flimsy tanks are leaking untold tons of highly radioactive fluids.

Sep 21, 2013

The Crisis at Fukushima 4 Demands a Global Take-Over

We are now within two months of what may be humankind's most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

To take action please sign our petition at:
http://www.nukefree.org/crisis-fukushima-4-petition-un-us-global-respons...

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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Jul 24, 2013

Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness


Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over. Its most profound threat to the global ecology---a spent fuel fire---is still very much with us.

The latest steam leak has raised fears around the planet. A worst-case scenario of an on-going out-of-control fission reaction was dismissed by the owners, Tokyo Electric, because they didn't find xenon in the plume. The company says the steam likely came from rain water being vaporized by residual heat in one of plant's stricken reactors.

Jul 3, 2013

Obama, Mandela and Leonard Peltier


Barack Obama has taken his two daughters on a dramatic visit to the Robben Island cell once occupied by Nelson Mandela.

Let's hope he takes them next to the one now occupied by Leonard Peltier.

Mandela was famously held by the apartheid South African government for 27 years. He became a global symbol, then president of his nation.

Mandela was charged, among other things, with attempting to overthrow a government, which he admitted.

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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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May 16, 2013

San Onofre at the No Nukes Brink

 

In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cake walk.

With its massive money and clout, Southern California Edison
was ready to ram through a license exception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator fix had kept it shut for a year.

But a funny thing has happened on the way to the restart:  a No Nukes groundswell has turned this routine rubber stamping into an epic battle the grassroots just might win.

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Apr 26, 2013

Los Angeles to San Onofre: "Not So Fast!"

 

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant.

The move reflects a deep-rooted public opposition to resumed operations at reactors perched in a tsunami zone near earthquake faults that threaten all of southern California.

Meanwhile, yet another top-level atomic insider has told ABC News that San Onofre Units 2 and 3 are not safe to operate.

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Apr 14, 2013

The Restart Duel At San Onofre Takes a Seismic Leap

 

The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic leap.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office has seriously questioned emergency planning at the San Onofre nuclear plant.

At a cost of some $770 million, Southern California Edison and its partners installed faulty steam generators at San Onofre Units 2 and 3 that have failed and leaked.

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