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Editorials about the nuclear situation at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.

What Fukushima Means to Me

by Yumiko Sato / Huffington Post / March 5, 2014 / As the third year anniversary of The Great Tohoku Earthquake approaches on March 11, what does Fukushima mean to us, Japanese? The answer depends on who you ask: For many, it is a constant reminder of the nuclear power plant accident, the reason ...

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By Broc West| 4 Comments | Editorials, Featured
This energy source could solve all of our problems – so why is no one talking about it?

by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / via theweek.com / March 5, 2014 / Energy is arguably the single most important strategic issue of our time. It literally powers everything we do. The world economy see-saws to the gyrations of oil prices. Most of our geopolitical squabbles are about energy in one way or ...

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By Broc West| 14 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Dismantling Fukushima: The World’s Toughest Demolition Project

via spectrum.ieeee.org / February 28, 2014 / A radiation-proof superhero could make sense of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in an afternoon. Our champion would pick through the rubble to reactor 1, slosh through the pooled water inside the building, lift the massive steel dome of ...

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By Broc West| 3 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Strange Logic of Some ‘Beyond Nuclear’ Supporters on Tokyo Gubernational Election

via EX-SKF / February 3, 2014 / I have to say these must be the same people who participated in the fluffy "beyond nuclear" demonstrations (more like entertainment festivals) in Tokyo starting in the early summer of 2011, as the Fukushima I NPP nuclear accident was very, very far from being "stab ...

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By Broc West| No Comment | Editorials
“Citizen science for the benefit of citizens!” Yugo Ono, A Geographer Who Fights

Dr. Yugo Ono by Jin Satoko / CNIC Yugo Ono is a cousin of Yoko Ono. This is not widely known, and before I learned about this, I had not known much about him. After the March 11, 2011 earthquake, I organized a gathering with friends to discuss the potential danger of the Tomari Nuclear Po ...

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By Corbett| 1 Comment | Editorials, Featured
NHK falls prey to Streisand Effect

by Lucas W. Hixson / via Enformabale.com / February 3, 2014 / It is well known that sometimes, we humans experience unintended consequences for conscious decisions we have made.  Some of these unintended consequences are so frequently encountered that they are named. The Streisand Effect desc ...

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By Broc West| 8 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don’t Need to Panic

by Jacob Devaney / via Huffington Post / January 31, 2014 / Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think straight. Denial is worse. Like it or not, nuclear power is everywhere. Some consider i ...

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By Broc West| 15 Comments | Editorials, Featured