Tag Archives: Fukushima

Two Minnesotas, A Choice: Sacrifice Zones and Extraction Economics or Long-Term Quality-of-Life

Water and contamination: Choose Life or Death

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

A special concern with tritiated water is that, when ingested by pregnant women, it can pass through the placenta and affect the fetus.

Profit vs. Water: Copper-Nickel Mining in Minnesota

We citizens hold the Commons as constitutional rights; natural rights endowed to us and to future generations. This is the social contract between people and government. Without the public trust, government is useless—or worse, an enabler.

Bob Thurman: The Pope Hits a Triple

Thurman; It is further unfortunate that discussion of the encyclical will apparently survive only a few news cycles. At this writing, it has already disappeared from the mainstream media. Instead, every interviewer should be regularly pushing it in the face of every presidential and congressional candidate.

Polly Mann: On the Nuclear Watch     

Mann: Unseasonably high temperatures, which have increased in frequency in recent years due to global warning, have threatened to force showdowns of nuclear power reactors in Florida and Sweden in a growing trend that could soon put reactors in direct competition with local citizens for their right to fresh water.

Polly Mann: Melt-Down or Revival of Critical Thinking?

    By Polly Mann   WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter  March/April 2014 For more than 30 years, nuclear power appeared to be on the wane in the U.S. Although some existing plants did increase their capacities through refurbishing, most new construction that occurred after the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania had been approved prior to the incident. […]

Polly Mann, Nukewatch: On nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and all things nuclear

One of the publications that I’ve been receiving for years is Nukewatch which comes out quarterly and is filled – every inch of it – with the latest information on nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear accidents and nuclear waste. The following is an abridged version of their Spring 2014 issue plus a paragraph from the spring edition […]

Lea Foshee> Who Will Save Our Children?

Who Will Save Our Children?  By Lea Foushee     WAMM Newsletter    May 2012   It’s predicted that the next battles in the world will be over water, and indeed in some places they have already begun. We tend to think that scarcity of clean water is more of a problem on other continents. Yet, […]

French Police Battle Anti-Nuclear Activists

French Police Battle Anti-Nuclear Activists Protesters damage railway and delay departure of train carrying German nuclear waste treated in France. Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 22:25  Al Jazeera English Click here to see the video. French police have battled anti-nuclear protesters as the last train carrying German nuclear waste treated inFranceset off on its journey home. […]

The Fukushima Story You Didn’t Hear on CNN> Greg Palast> LA Progressive

The Fukushima Story You Didn’t Hear on CNN November 14, 2011 By admin     LA Progressive    “Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake” — The Fukushima story you didn’t hear on CNN I’ve seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level. Here was the handwritten log kept […]

The unforgiving nature of nuclear power: Yes. It Can Happen Here

Yes.  It Can Happen Here. by George Crocker May 2011 WAMM Newsletter The Fukushima Dai-ichi nightmare continues, and the unforgiving nature of nuclear power becomes more apparent. It is likely to keep on getting worse until helicopters and concrete pump trucks bury the damaged reactors and radioactive waste under tons of concrete and sand with […]