In a victory for the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Plaintiffs Group, led by Ms. Ruiko Muto, on February 29, 2016, Court-appointed attorneys serving as prosecutors indicted three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the owner and operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The three TEPCO executives were charged with criminal negligence… Read More »
I urge everyone to purchase the newly translated collection of 50 stories and statements from Fukushima residents, called Fukushima Radiation: Will You Still Say No Crime Was Committed? Here’s the blurb I contributed to the book: Will You Still Say No Crime Was Committed? resounds with the anguished voices of deeply aggrieved mothers and fathers confronting… Read More »
A devastating Fukushima-related cautionary student film. What would happen if Fukushima were right outside Tokyo?
The Japanese government has lifted the evacuation order for a portion of Tamura, about 12 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant. This allows about several hundred residents to return home. Fukushima Contamination Zones Repopulated Too Soon Government officials plan
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor meltdowns occurred three years ago on March 11, 2011, following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, and for several days thereafter. It was the world’s largest nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. And after three years, significant discharge of radiation continues to be released into the environment. Fukushima Evacuees Some… Read More »
Want to know how the poor souls who worked (and continue to work) at Fukushima are faring? Read this thoroughly researched piece by veteran reporters Justin McCurry and David McNeill. I’ve just read the reprint and am still reeling. Here are the key points: Radiation Doses Underestimated In October of 2013, UN experts said that… Read More »
I keep thinking about Fukushima and the new report in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives on what countries should do to help exposed populations after a nuclear disaster. I wish this report had been in the hands of officials entrusted with the safety of Fukushima Downwinders! Of course I am here in the US and can’t know… Read More »
Fukushima taught us important lessons—will we learn? I just read a new, well-researched report from the Environmental Health Prospectives that provides guidelines for the key steps authorities must take as soon as possible after a nuclear reactor accident releases radiation downwind. Everyone should know these things! 1. Create an Exposure Roster: Make a complete list of everyone… Read More »
As the story of Fukushima unfolds, we hear the heartbreaking testimonials of anguished parents who were not told of the invisible clouds of airborne radiation that blanketed their communities in the aftermath of reactor meltdown initiated by damage done by the devastating earthquake of March 11, 2011. This is very much a repeat of the… Read More »
I just came across this video (called Abita) portraying a child of Fukushima who can’t play outside due to radiation contamination in the area where she lives. Thanks to Gerrit, of Niews_Lezer, Netherlands, for sharing this.