“Nuclear Nation” Ignites Conversation About Fukushima’s Refugees

By: Monday January 6, 2014 12:10 pm

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.

Monday Science: Fukushima Update

By: Monday December 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Fukushima Update and other science news (Na3Cl?!?)

Japan’s Deadly New ‘Fukushima Fascism’

By: 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.

They Are Going to Dump ALL the Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean.

By: 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.

Fukushima Update

By: 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.

14,000 Hiroshimas Still Hang in the Fukushima Air

By: Friday October 11, 2013 11:40 am

Japan’s pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima.

The Crisis at Fukushima 4 Demands a Global Takeover

By: 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.

On The Beach

By: 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.

Fukushima Radiation Levels ’18 Times Higher’ Than Thought

By: 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.

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