- Davis-Besse Intervention Looms Large as San Onofre Units 2 & 3 Terminated Because Of Faulty Steam Generators
- Stop India-Japan Nuclear Agreement: An International Appeal
- Demise of New Harris Nukes is an Important Public Victory toward a Clean Energy Revolution
- Radioactive pizza condemns coastal areas of West Cumbria as Low Level Waste nuclear wasteland
- EPA Dramatically Weakens Radiation Protection
- Safety: Jaczko Calls for Phaseout in US, Says Plants Aren't Safe
- WHITE HOUSE APPROVES RADICAL RADIATION CLEANUP ROLLBACK
- Judge Upholds Uranium Mining Ban on 1 Million Acres Near Grand Canyon
- Nuclear Regulator Majority Vote Disregards Agency Staff Safety Recommendation on Unreliable Mark I and II Containment. Decision requires hardened vent without filter
- Markey Asks for Truly Public Meetings Reviewing Pilgrim, Seabrook Nuclear Plants
- How is the Nuclear Industry Evading the Long Arm of the Sequester?
- Is there radiation in the food? It's time to ask for real protection.
- Take Action at Fukushima: An Open Letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
- Rosy Fukushima health report faulted by experts
- Does India have the World’s Safest Reactor?
- QUELLES LEÇONS LE MONDE A-T-IL TIRÉ DE FUKUSHIMA ?
- The Search for Action among Japan’s Ruling Classes
- Sacrificing Our Children: Nuclear Accidents Challenge Priorities of United Nations
- Nuclear Disarmament: Need For A Fresh Treaty
- The Search for Action among Japan’s Ruling Classes
- Fundraising Appeal
- Three Mile Island
- General Interest
- Rare Earth Mining
- War & Peace
- Nuclear Testing
- Fossil Fuels
- NUCLEAR POWER
- NUCLEAR WEAPONS
- NUCLEAR WASTE
- PUBLIC HEALTH
- CLIMATE CHANGE
- RENEWABLE ENERGY
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- Small modular reactors, same nuclear problems
12:00 pm EDT
Please join us to learn more about small modular nuclear reactors, including the costs and risks they pose to the Southeast, particularly at TVA’s Clinch River site in Tennessee and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and to U.S. taxpayers. Hear expert analysis from and participate in a discussion with Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Autumn Hanna, Senior Program Director at Taxpayers for Common Sense; Tom Clements, Southeast Nuclear Campaign Coordinator with Friends of the Earth; and Sara Barczak, High Risk Energy Choices Program Director with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.
The US and Japan are trying to raise acceptable radiation exposure limits. "If you can't decrease the water level, you elevate the bridge," says pediatrician and author Dr. Helen Caldicott. On today's podcast, Arnie and Helen discuss the associated health risks of various types of radioactive releases, how regulators and the nuclear industry are downplaying those releases, and the current state of the Fukushima clean up. "The recovery of the site will go nowhere as long as Tokyo Electric is in charge," says Arnie.
Human Rights Now l 18 April, 2013
For Immediate Release
10 years after the war, Innocent New Lives are Still Dying and Suffering In Iraq.
Human Rights NGO publish the Report of a Fact Finding Mission on Congenital Birth Defects in Fallujah, Iraq in 2013
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War. After the war, particularly in the most recent few years, a deeply troubling rise in the numbers of birth defects has been reported by doctors in Iraq, leading to suspicions that environmental contamination from the war may be having a significant negative effect on the health of local people, and in particular infants and children. For instance in Fallujah, the city heavily attacked by the US twice in 2004, the data of Fallujah General Hospital shows that around 15% of babies of all births in Fallujah since 2003 have some congenital birth defect.
Human Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo based international human rights NGO in consultative status with the UNEconomic and Social Council, conducted a fact-finding mission in Fallujah, Iraq in early 2013 to investigate thesituation of the reported increasing number of birth defects in Iraq.
Today, HRN published a report over 50 pages entitled "Innocent New Lives are Still Dying and Suffering in Iraq" on this investigation.
The most striking thing about seeing any nuclear power plant up close is their sheer size. They are such impressive feats of construction and design, and it's hard to imagine that something so robust could fail. In this week's podcast, find out why nuclear power plants fail, and why failure is a fact of life that the industry refuses to acknowledge.
From New York City: a dose of the awful truth from the long-term nuclear guardian, Dr. Helen Caldicott. In her time to speak on the second anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi triple melt-down in Japan - Helen lays it out.
Due to increased radiation, toxic chemicals and climate change, life on earth is in the Intensive Care Unit.
Caldicott says it's up to us - we are all physicians for the Earth now. It's a powerful speech from a famous force for sanity.
Recorded at the symposium "The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident" by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Nuclear Responsibility. Edited for radio by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. 31 minutes.
Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 Update: online archive now available
Symposium Update: online archive now available at live stream link: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf
The online permanent archive is available now: Thanks to all who attended the symposium in person, and to the over 4300 people in more in 650 cities around the world who attended online. We have had many requests and questions for/about the online archive. It is now up at the Live Stream link: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf .
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We are pleased to make this permanent archive available for free, but we still have work we would like to do. Among other things, we would like to translate the presentations into japanese and subtitle them so that the country under the most urgent duress from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will have greater and better access. To this end we ask that if you feel this is a service you appreciate, and that is useful to you and others, please consider donating toward our work on making it available to a greater audience. Even $5 from every person who views it would help go a long way towards making further translation possible.
Japan's long war to "shut down Fukushima" will never end in near human lifetimes. The damage it has done, the waste it has created, the radiation released and still releasing, will travel around the world, leak into the ground and water, contaminate Japan, in human terms, forever.The fact that some of this contamination will be called "low" or "slow" will not lessen the pain and extent of this damage one bit.
The tanks from the cold war are leaking, the legacy of cancer from atomic testing is ongoing. Underneath its cracked sarcophagus Chernobyl is still happening. No nuclear accident ever really ends except, perhaps, in geological time frames. The waste and multigenerational mutagenic harm remain the legacy of the greed and hubris of the human race.
Reuters Insight l 5 March, 2013
"The Japan Center for Economic Research, a Tokyo-based think tank, has estimated that decontamination costs alone in the Fukushima residential area could balloon to as much as $600 billion.
Shutting down the 40-year-old Fukushima plant itself poses unique challenges. A Tepco-government roadmap envisages starting to extract spent fuel from the most badly damaged of the station's seven storage pools, which contain 11,417 new and used fuel assemblies, only later this year. Melted fuel debris is to be removed from the reactors from 2021 and the entire project wrapped up within 30 to 40 years.
Officials say the project is mostly on schedule and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government wants to speed up the timetable. Experts, however, say it may already be too ambitious.
"It's a pipe dream," Michio Ishikawa said of the four-decade target shortly before he retired last year as chief adviser at the Japan Nuclear Technology Institute, adding it could take decades more..."
Listen to complete podcast: "Forgotten Fukushima-Japan Two Years After the Daiichi Accident" here:
Please attend the symposium, and register early. Seating is limited: http://www.helencaldicottfoundation.org/symposium.html
Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 福島原発事故の医学的・生態学的影響
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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013
The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY
A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013, the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.
Chaired by Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, the symposium is a project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Registration Information: Registration and check-in will begin at 8am on both days. The program will begin at 9am. Please arrive early to register or check in.
Registration in advance is $60. This includes attendance and lunch for both days. Please fill out the on-line form and choose the secure PayPal option to pay.
Students with a valid student ID: $50 (includes attendance and lunch for both days). Student ID must be presented at the door at check-in.
Registration at the door: $60 (includes attendance only for both days). A limited number of à la carte lunches may be available for purchase. As time for networking is limited, we encourage people to register in advance in order to take advantage of the complimentary lunch and use this time to speak with participants and other attendees.
Registration forms must be filled out completely and accurately in order to insure easy check-in. The registration process will generate an e-ticket. This ticket MUST be presented at the door. If you lose your ticket you must provide photo ID that matches your registration information.
Food preference: Vegetarian or non-Vegetarian. At the time of registration you MUST specify whether you are requesting a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal. Your request will be valid for both days. You cannot request a vegetarian meal for one day but not the other.
To Register and puchase tickets click on link below, enter ticket quantity, and click "Buy Now":
Complete information about the event, including directions and hotel information, can be found in english at: http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/symposium.html
For further information about the symposium contact: Mali Lightfoot, Executive Director, The Helen Caldicott Foundation.
Email: MaliLightfoot@gmail.com, t) 617-650-5048
シンポジウムに関するご質問は、Mali Lightfoot, Executive Director, The Helen Caldicott Foundationまでお願いします。
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- Symposium: Press conference with Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis of the USS Reagan
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- Dave Freeman: Kill Nuclear Power Before It Kills Us
- Dr. Helen Caldicott: Nuclear power, weapons & global warming
- No Immediate Danger - A Conversation With Alexey Yablokov
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- Fueling Fukushima: Akira Kawasaki at Ranger mine
- Dr. Helen Caldicott on Fukushima