Posts Tagged ‘ tsunami ’

In Indian Point Nuclear Debate, Japanese Voices Bear Witness

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

Sunday will be the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck hardest in Japan, and Mr. Kitajima is among those who have brought to New York’s commemorations their direct witness of the unexpected, the statistically improbable, the totally far-fetched. “I came to convey the reality,” Kazuhiko Amano, a relief worker in Fukushima, said

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Tell the NRC: Expand emergency evacuation zones

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

Today, NIRS and 37 other organizations submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness. We’re calling this the Nuclear 911 campaign. The widespread radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster (and Chernobyl before it) makes clear that

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Ten Thousand Fukushimas: Can We Stop the Next Catastrophe?

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

The horrible news from Japan continues to be ignored by the western corporate media. Fukushima’s radioactive fallout continues to spread throughout the archipelago, deep into the ocean and around the globe—including the US. It will ultimately impact millions, including many here in North America. The potentially thankful news is that Fukushima’s three melting cores may

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The nuclear-safety debate hits home

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

Recent, yet-to-be-released testing by such a group in Fairfield County and nearby New York areas has found low levels of two types of radioactive strontium in the milk of goats, cows and humans. The results, expected to be released within weeks, were termed “striking” by one expert who reviewed the data provided to Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Studies by another activist group have found strontium in the baby teeth of Fairfield County children.



NY debate: What if aging nuclear plant closes?

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Imagining New York’s energy supply without the Indian Point nuclear power plants, some see dirtier air, higher utility bills and an increased risk of blackouts. Others see a lower risk of catastrophe from a terror attack or natural disaster.



NRC recommends safety measures for nuke plants | The Day

Jul 14th, 2011 | By

A federal task force Wednesday recommended sweeping regulatory changes to better protect the public and the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors, including two at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, in light of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster in Japan, Patricia Daddona of The Day in New London reports.



In shadow of Fukushima Japan calls for nuclear-free future

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

Prime minister Naoto Kan said on Wednesday the Fukushima nuclear crisis had convinced him that Japan should aim at a society that does not depend on nuclear energy and eventually has no atomic plants.

“Given the enormity of the risks associated with nuclear power generation, I have realised nuclear technology is not something that can be managed by conventional safety measures alone,” Kan told a news conference.



Full Meltdown: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’: U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Broader Powers

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, managing and coordinating projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the US, says the Fukushima nuclear plant likely has

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Big crowd packed Millstone meeting; Residents question plant’s safety

Apr 13th, 2011 | By

Several members of a crowd of more than 150 sought assurance from executives giving a presentation about the Millstone Power Station that owner Dominion will put spent fuel from one shuttered reactor into safe dry storage on the site.

Those at Waterford Town Hall included a woman who said she wasn’t convinced by Millstone owner Dominion executives’ premise that the two operating Unit 2 and 3 reactors and the closed Unit 1 reactor could withstand a natural catastrophe like the earthquake and tsunami that wrecked still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in Japan.