Part 1 of the thought provoking Talk by Prof Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute. “Slow Motion Nuclear War” makes it clear that nuclear power was born in violence. Nuclear power’s violence to the planet is a globally distributed ‘gift’ of anthropomorphic radioactive fallout that will keep on giving despite the ‘competence’ of […]
March 11, 2019 Every year since year 2011, at this time of the year for the anniversary of Fukushima I feel angry, tired and depressed First for the unwillingness to learn and to change. How many nuclear disasters have already happened and how many more will happen for people to learn and bring vital changes. […]
“The Tokyo Olympics will take place in a state of nuclear emergency. Those countries and the people who participate will, on the one hand, themselves risk exposure, and, on the other, become accomplices to the crimes of this nation.”
Professor Koide Hiroaki, August 23, 2018
By Professor Koide Hiroaki The original Japanese text is available here. What was the Fukushima Nuclear Accident? On March 11, 20011, the Tokyo Electric Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was assaulted by a severe earthquake and tsunami, leading to a total power outage. Experts had been agreed that total outage would be the likeliest […]
February 24, 2019 This February 20th I was invited by my friend Kolin Kobayashi in Paris to the avant-première of the movie Fukushima The Seal of the Sun, followed by a short debate, then to the private reception where Japan ex-prime Minister Naoto Kan was present. Watching this movie brought to my mind the words […]
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‘We were driven out’: Fukushima’s radioactive legacy, SMH, By Simon Denyer, 4 February 2019 Namie: Noboru Honda lost 12 members of his extended family when a tsunami struck the Fukushima prefecture in northern Japan nearly eight years ago. Last year, he was diagnosed with cancer and initially given a few months to live. Today, he is facing a third […]
This post ends with the most beautifully articulated arguments against nuclear power by Dr. Rosalie Bertell:
Shout it from the Rooftops – Kill Nuclear Power Before it Kills Us. – this is a message you are not likely to hear from mainstream NGOs or from the mainstream media – even as they report on the collapse of the business world’s financial support for new nuclear the message is never clear that nuclear power is a weapon, a killer, a mass murderer.
From the New York Times…
By Stanley Reed
“Hitachi said on Thursday that it was suspending work on a 15 billion pound, or $19.3 billion, nuclear power project in North Wales after failing to agree on financial terms with the British and Japanese governments.
“The decision was made from the viewpoint of Hitachi’s economic rationality as a private enterprise,” the company, based in Japan, said.
Ben Russell, a spokesman for Hitachi’s British venture, Horizon Nuclear Power, said that discussions with the governments would continue but…
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