No Fukushima Updates

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A global library of information and links about nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste contamination, and citizen action for sustainable energy and human survival. Exploring paths beyond the global culture of violence.

One of the most significant nuclear issues is that while human beings are fallible and prone to making occasional mistakes, nuclear materials are utterly unforgiving and never forget.  Once leaked, spilled or burned, their residues will cause illnesses and deaths for tens of thousands (and in the case of Depleted Uranium, billions) of years.  This is not the kind of legacy we want to leave for our children and all their descendants.

Dennis Rivers, Editor, consortium of peace and ecology groups


Ongoing Catastrophic Nuclear Power Emergency
 in Japan, March and April, 2011

Explosion on Tuesday 3/15/2011 at the Fukushima nuclear plant. (Photograph: Abc Tv/EPA)

Fukushima Update from Green Action Japan

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GreenPeace USA Update on Fukushima Disaster

As Fukushima fallout circles the globe,
nuclear sleuths sift it for clues
(Washington Post 4/1)

Three weeks into the nuclear crisis in Japan, minute traces of radioactive dust have circled the globe, even arriving in Maryland and Virginia.

Fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has landed on 30 exquisitely sensitive detectors on desolate Arctic islands, on the tops of tall buildings and in other windy locales across the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, which maintains those sensors. Sniffing the air like silent sentinels, the 63 shack-like stations (with 17 more planned) are capturing tiny radioactive particles in filters much like those on a home furnace. more


U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant

By JAMES GLANZ and WILLIAM J. BROAD  (NY Times)   Published: April 5, 2011

United States government engineers sent to help with the crisis in Japan are warning that the troubled nuclear plant there is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep the plant stable, according to a confidential assessment prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  

Among the new threats that were cited in the assessment, dated March 26, are the mounting stresses placed on the containment structures as they fill with radioactive cooling water, making them more vulnerable to rupture in one of the aftershocks rattling the site after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11. The document also cites the possibility of explosions inside the containment structures due to the release of hydrogen and oxygen from seawater pumped into the reactors, and offers new details on how semimolten fuel rods and salt buildup are impeding the flow of fresh water meant to cool the nuclear cores.    more

Learning from Japan’s Nuclear Disaster


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