Tag Archives: editorial

Japan In Depth / TEPCO Measures Fail To Hold Water

By Eiji Noyori and Hiroyuki Oyama / the-japan-times.com / September 11, 2014 / Three and a half years after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the plant are at a crossroads. Resolving the r ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 29 Comments | Featured, News
Op-ed: The Lessons of Fukushima and Proposed Reactor Restarts

by Jeff Kingston / Japan Times / April 5, 2014 / Kyle Cleveland, my colleague at Temple University Japan, recently published a report in the online Asia-Pacific Journal, “Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty” that has drawn widespread media ...

Continue Reading
By Corbett| No Comment | Editorials, Featured
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 ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 4 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 ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 3 Comments | 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 ...

Continue Reading
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 ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 15 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Monitoring the Plumes…Or Not

Deployment of towed gamma radiation measurement system off Fukushima via Daily Kos / January 27, 2014 / There have been a number of diaries over the last few months about the contamination of the Pacific Ocean by huge and ever increasing releases from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site. I ha ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 19 Comments | Editorials, Featured