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Review: Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout... A Mother's Response

Karl Grossman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

Amid the cover-up of the Fukushima nuclear power disaster, the title of Kimberly Roberson's book rings so unfortunately true: Silence Deafening, Fukus...

As More About Fukushima Contamination and Casualties Is Known, Japan Proceeding Without Nuclear Reactors

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

Nuclear power does not, as some contend, have to be part of the electricity future. The extremely painful lesson of the Fukushima tragedy is that Japan can emerge from it, without continuing to subject its people to the terrible dangers of atomic power.

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...

Nuclear "Regulatory Capture" -- A Global Pattern

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel issued last week that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry "collusion" and thus was "man-made" is mirrored throughout the world.

A Simple Question for Japan's Leaders

Weston M. Hill | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Weston M. Hill

A simple question follows: If the Japanese government can provide billions of dollars to bail out the shareholders and executives of TEPCO, why are Japan's leaders so unwilling to help the innocent victims of the failed Fukushima nuclear plant?

A Radioactive Conflict of Interest

Robert Alvarez | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Given this well-documented history of deception, why is the government reducing nuclear emergency preparedness and claiming no harm from radiation exposure, right after a major nuclear power disaster?

Japanese Tsunami Toxicity: Traveling Our Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The tsunami killed over 15,000 people and at least 3,000 are still missing. It also caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but not before major radiation leaked into our biosphere.

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna: Is There A Health Risk?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Bluefin Tuna, caught in California last August, showed radiation levels that were ten times the norm, according to a new paper from the Proceedings of...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Debate Heats Up Over Radiation Filters For Nuke Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

In a letter sent Tuesday to Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, representatives of the nuclear power industry argued tha...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Safety Advocates Accuse Industry And Regulators Of Foot-Dragging On Basic Safety Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

From her home, Mary Lampert, 70, has a clear view of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which sits just across the Duxbury and Plymouth Bays in coasta...

Two Meltdowns: Fukushima and the US Economy

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The United States is not facing a nuclear crisis, but we are struggling with an economic crisis. The meltdown at Fukushima helps clarify our own meltdown.

Poetry Helps the Healing After the Fukushima Disaster

John Lundberg | Posted 06.22.2012 | World
John Lundberg

People as old as 90 contributed, as did a four-year-old, who heartbreakingly wrote: "I love kindergarten. I love flowers. I love slides... I won't give in to radiation."

Robots and Disasters: Why Didn't I Think of That?

Christal Smith | Posted 06.17.2012 | Good News
Christal Smith

You don't have to speak scientific-ese to understand just how important it is to develop robots that can do what no mere human can do in times of crisis.

What the Fukushima and BP Disasters Remind Us About Our Failure to Communicate

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

If we really want accurate information and danger assessments during a health-threatening crisis, we must demand that government officials refrain from protecting us from the bad news.

A Post-Fukushima World: Truths and Confusion About Global Energy

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

If renewable energy is less costly than fossil fuels and nuclear, then why aren't we ramping up the move to a planetary renewable energy policy?

Fear and Uncertainty for Fukushima

Jane_Cohen | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Jane_Cohen

Despite the government's assurance that all areas outside the mandatory 20-kilometer evacuation zone are safe, he found elevated levels of radiation in his own backyard -- and in his house.

A Look Back: Radiation Concerns In The U.S. After Fukushima

Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan and caused the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, concerns about radia...

Harry Truman's Lies and Fukushima

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

No matter how many new reports there will be on this anniversary, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is far dirtier and far deadlier than anything man has ever created.

Lucia Graves

Scientists Gauge Environmental Threats To Nuclear Power In The Wake Of Fukushima

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A year after a 30-foot tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some scientists say regulators underestimate ...

Chris Kirkham

After Nuclear Disaster In Japan, U.S. Slow To Update Plant Safety At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March, with the world captivated by the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, U.S. regu...

Reminders of the Risks of Nuclear Power Come From Past/Present, Near/Far

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in Japan, we should also keep in mind reminders about the potentially grave risks inherent to nuclear facilities closer to home.

Japan Considered Evacuating Tokyo During Nuclear Crisis, Report Says

New York Times | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

In the darkest moments of last year's nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered...

'Devil's Chain Reaction'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

By Shinichi Saoshiro FUKUSHIMA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister ordered workers to remain at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima ...

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part II)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

What is most needed for Japan to get out of its current intellectual slump and to restore vitality are government and corporate sectors that espouse transparency and accountability consistently and over time.

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part I)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

The disaster at Fukushima last year exposed how entrenched interests among key decision-makers have contaminated Japanese society, endangering the long-term prosperity of Japan.