Fukushima

04.04.2016

Reflections from Fukushima

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently “returned to Australia after spending two weeks in the… »

08.03.2016

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

In this latest podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer gives a recap of what happened 5 years ago this week in Japan, the health effects that are the result, and the huge probability that Fukushima will not be the last such nuclear accident.  He concludes with a… »

25.02.2016

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing accurate information about what is going on to… »

25.02.2016

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 2

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 2

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing accurate information about what is going on to… »

25.02.2016

Reports from Fukushima five years later – part 1

Reports from Fukushima five years later – part 1

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing accurate information about what is going on to… »

05.12.2015

‘Fukushima fingerprint’: Highest-yet radiation levels found off US coast

‘Fukushima fingerprint’: Highest-yet radiation levels found off US coast

The changing values underscore the need to more closely monitor contamination levels across the Pacific.’ by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has been detected at an increased number of sites off U.S. shores, including… »

30.09.2015

Near-total meltdown of Fukushima reactor 2 confirmed

Near-total meltdown of Fukushima reactor 2 confirmed

Researchers say between 70 and 100 percent of fuel inside reactor 2 melted during 2011 disaster by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams At least 70 percent of nuclear fuel inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant melted down following the… »

21.09.2015

Radioactive floods recontaminate Japan

Radioactive floods recontaminate Japan

Last week a serious typhoon hit eastern Japan creating flooding that has not occurred for at least 50 years. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushima failed and radioactive water once again poured into the Pacific. »

21.09.2015

Demystifying nuclear power: the Fukushima toilet overflows

Demystifying nuclear power: the Fukushima toilet overflows

Japan just can’t seem to catch a break as extreme forces in nature repeatedly buffet the island. Efforts are currently underway to coax former Nahara residents, evacuated during the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown, to return to their abandoned homes in the desolated city. Despite assurance that radiation… »

14.09.2015

Fukushima – maybe in a hundred years?

Fukushima – maybe in a hundred years?

Background September 14, 2015 Prime Minister Abe is eager to convince the nation and the world that the Fukushima crisis is over, even though the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown will take at least 40 years, and despite the fact that over 380,000 tonnes of highly contaminated… »

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