FDL Book Salon Welcomes Helen Caldicott, Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Dr. Caldicott convened a symposium at the New York Academy of Medicine on March 11 and 12, 2013, the second anniversary of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. She assembled some of the leading scientists, epidemiologists, physicists, and physicians from around the world to present their latest research on Fukushima and nuclear plant hazards. Indicative of the line-up of experts convened by Dr. Caldicott is the author of the book’s first chapter: Naoto Kan, the prime minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima disaster. Dr. Caldicott edited their presentations and added an introduction and wrap-up for this book to expand the reach of this information.


50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst From Fukushima

By: Monday February 3, 2014 3:16 pm

Fukushima’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret.

Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed—successfully—at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye.

A teaparty worse than one with that tri-cornered hat guy

By: Friday June 10, 2011 1:00 am

More “great” news from Japan’s nuclear power disaster.

Japan Nuclear Ocean Watch: Radioactive Water, Dolphins and Plastic Bottles

By: Monday April 4, 2011 7:11 am

What is it about our species that sees the earth and its oceans not as our shared home to be cherished and guarded as though our existence depended on it, but as our unlimited garbage dump? We should be ashamed. Our governments should be ashamed. Our corporations and their dishonest executives should be ashamed. All of us.

Japan Nuclear Watch, April 2: Leaks to the Sea and Comments on AREVA Presentation

By: Saturday April 2, 2011 4:00 pm

Saturday’s news focused on TEPCO finding contaminated water leaking into the ocean from a staging “pit” near Unit 2. The concrete pit has a large crack in it. Pumping out of contaminated flooded areas continue. Also, I provide comments on the AREVA Presentation of the accident sequence.

Japan Nuclear Disaster Update: Increased Radiation Detected on Land and Sea

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 2:00 pm

Japanese officials on Thursday confronted significantly increased radiation readings, well above safe levels on land and sea. The increases occurred even as they continued efforts to inject fresh water in Units 1-3 reactors and spent fuel storage ponds and pumped contaminated water out of turbine building basements and nearby trenches.

Japan Nuclear Disaster Update: “Defense in Depth” Now Has Sandbags!

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 6:02 am

Sandbags. That’s right, we’re literally down to sandbags to keep a trench filled with highly radiative water from spilling its content into the sea.

Japan Nuclear Disaster Update: Don’t Drink the Water, and the Man on the Ladder

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 6:06 am

Earlier hopes that restoring offsite power to the control rooms at Units 1-2 and 3-4 would allow quick reactivation of normal cooling systems were dashed with discovery, anticipated in our coverage, that critical pumps, valves and pressure censors might be damaged and need repair or replacement. In the meantime, radiation fears are spreading to tap water.

Liveblog: President Obama Speaks to Press on Japan Crisis

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 12:36 pm

Obama spoke for less than five minutes; took no questions.

Why Fukushima’s “Spent” Fuel Rods Will Continue to Catch Fire

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 7:13 pm

Yesterday the spent fuel rod pool at Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4 caught fire. About that time instruments at the plant showed an exponential increase in radiation levels. After the fire was quenched, radiation levels fell. In the hour before I sat down to write this, there was an explosion at the same spent fuel rod pool. As I write, another fire is burning there. NHK reports the radiation level – 300 to 400 milliSieverts – is so high that firefighters cannot approach the area.

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