Nuclear Nation is director Atsushi Funahashi’s attempt to engage us in conversation. This documentary introduces viewers to the former residents of Futaba, the location of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and gives us a window into their lives after the disaster. The film follows the town’s residents, their lives as refugees, and everything that comes with that: communal living in an abandoned high school near Tokyo, coming to terms with the loss of family members, the loss of home, the lack of compensation, the questions about health from radiation exposure- the list goes on and on.
|By: Shannon Sonenstein Sonrouille Monday January 6, 2014 12:10 pm|
|By: BoxTurtle Monday December 23, 2013 6:30 pm|
Fukushima Update and other science news (Na3Cl?!?)
|By: solartopia Wednesday December 11, 2013 6:25 pm|
Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts.
The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the U.S.
But within Japan, a new State Secrets Act makes such talk punishable by up to ten years in prison.
|By: cmaukonen Thursday December 5, 2013 4:17 pm|
We do not know whether there even is a safe level of radiation. But then the IAEA is owned by the nuclear industry just like the Federal Reserve is owned by the banks.
|By: BoxTurtle Monday October 28, 2013 3:16 pm|
NYT is waking up to Fukushima. They’re starting to realize that Tepco definitely does NOT have things under control.
|By: solartopia Friday October 11, 2013 11:40 am|
Japan’s pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:00 pm|
|By: solartopia Saturday September 21, 2013 10:30 am|
We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.
|By: cmaukonen Sunday September 15, 2013 6:40 pm|
Come November – a little over a month from now – TEPCO will try to remove the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima number 4 reactor.
|By: DSWright Monday September 2, 2013 9:13 am|
The nuclear crisis that just won’t end has taken a dangerous turn as Japanese authorities admit radiation levels around Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought. The Fukushima nuclear crisis is becoming a case study in mismanagement as both the meltdown and continual confusion are a result of failures of communication.