Lessons Not Learned From Fukushima Daiichi (Pacifica Radio Host Ian Masters & A. Gundersen)

Ian Masters talks with Arnie Gundersen reflecting on the real cost of nuclear power, and discussion on the Fukushima NAAIC Report recently released in Japan. This Report takes a candid look at the mistakes Japan has made in handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis that resulted following the 311 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s Government chose to [...]

Greenpeace Report: Post-Fukushima, Nuclear Investment Bad Assets?

Toxic assets: nuclear reactors in the 21st century. Financing reactors and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. 2012 Greenpeace Report 

Executive Summary

This report looks at the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster from an investorsʼ point of view. It identifies the long known technological, management, governance and other institutional deficiencies that were instrumental in turning a predicted natural misfortune into a nuclear [...]

TEPCO starts accepting claims for Fukushima compensation for psychological distress, unemployment

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Japan Times Online

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will begin accepting claims in September for lump-sum compensation for psychological distress, unemployment and damage to nonfarm businesses caused by the meltdowns at its power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the utility said.

The announcement made Tuesday follows the government’s release last week of detailed [...]

Hiroshima doctor voices experience on Fukushima radiation health dangers

By MEGUMI IIZUKA

Kyodo July 12, 2012

A 95-year-old retired doctor is continuing to warn of possible health dangers to residents near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after some of them developed symptoms similar to those afflicting atomic-bomb survivors he treated for decades.

More than a year after the nuclear crisis erupted, Shuntaro Hida [...]

Fukushima NAIIC Executive Summary Released - Failures Painfully Acknowledged

Chairman of the NAIIC (The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission) Kiyoshi Kurokawa and the nine members of this investigative body on Fukushima, submitted their findings in a Special Report to the Japanese Diet. The Executive Summary of this report was made available on July 5, 2012, and surveys of evacuees and nuclear workers they [...]

Fukushima's Human Impact & 3000 Relatives Still Missing

Daily news remains sporadic on the status of the Fukushima nuclear facility, and on how people are managing in Japan as we head into summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Stories of any substance are often recycled online and slowly the Fukushima nuclear crisis goes off the news radar for the majority – illustrating nothing more [...]

Fukushima, Sacred Geometry, 188 Cycle and Earthquake Patterns

I’m close to someone who is into sacred geometry who often extrapolates ideas to me involving the Dodecahedron, Icosidodecahedron, platonic solids and circles that create pyramids – to name a few concepts. I don’t always follow what they are sharing, being without the necessary geometric vocabulary needed to better understand the context of what they [...]

Decontamination: removing harmful radioisotopes from Japan’s Environment

More often we find hard to digest news about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and it’s radiological consequences, and many reports are necessarily harsh and cause for concern not just in Japan but around the world. Today I’m sharing something that’s a bit more upbeat in respect to tools Japan can use for radiation decontamination [...]

Collapse of spent fuel storage pool 4 at Fukushima Daiichi could be worse than initial accident, says new report

by Charles Digges, Bellona.org, July 3, 2012

A collapse of the already tilting reactor No 4 building at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, atop which sits a spent nuclear fuel storage pool containing 1,535 fuel assemblies – including 204 unused ones – would lead to a “significant global impact,”– by far topping last year’s triple [...]

Anti Nuclear Protests in Japan upon Nuclear Restart (VIDEO)

It’s important to keep in mind that protesting in Japan is virtually unheard of. Anti nuclear protests have been taking place every month in Japan since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility occurred on March 11, 2011. Videos were done by Ryan, The Ghost Letter Reports, an American who lives in Japan. Thanks [...]

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