Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fukushima mothers and activists face eviction

via BeyondNuclear.org / On Friday, January 27th, the tent occupation in front of METI in Tokyo faces eviction by order of minister Yukio Edano. The eviction order follows a controversial public meeting where government officials met with nuclear industry personnel to discuss nuclear power plan ...

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The California Nuclear Initiative

via sanonofresafety.org / About California Nuclear Initiative On November 18, California’s Secretary of State approved the ballot initiative that seeks the closure of the two remaining nuclear power plants in California, thus starting the countdown for collecting the 504,760 signatures neede ...

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Who knew what when? – The Fukushima saga continues

by James Corbett / FukushimaUpdate.com / January 26, 2012 / Hot on the heels of news that the Japanese government somehow lost its records of its early meetings on the Fukushima disaster comes a leak of a document we previously reported on that outlined a worst-case scenario for the nuclea ...

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Low-Dose Radiation ☢ Department of Energy Study (Video)

via GoddardsJournal: Sources cited: DOE: "Supporting Our Nation's Nuclear Industry" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkHYerK8y8 DOE low-dose study: http://lowdose.energy.gov/pdf/2011/PNAS.pdf DOE low-dose study press release http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2011/12/20/low ...

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Japan Times: off-clock radiation exposure ignored

via Japan Times / January 23, 2012 / The health ministry is not calculating how much radiation workers at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant absorbed after they evacuated or while off the clock, casting doubt on the adequacy of the current radiation control regime. The Health, Labor and Welfar ...

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Calgary Sun: Fukushima fallout hit home

by Michael Platt / Calgary Sun / January 22, 2012 / There’s no need to panic — probably. But not knowing whether to shrug or cower over radioactive iodine falling on Calgary as a result of a meltdown in Japan last year has Canada’s top nuclear critic wondering why. “There’s no ...

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Book Review – Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment

via nf2045.blogspot.com  / January 22, 2012 / Book Review Yaroshinskaya, Alla, A. (2011) Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment. Transaction Publishers. The Chernobyl catastrophe was largely forgotten and dismissed by the world as soon as the smoldering mess was contained in the famou ...

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