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.
|By: David Lochbaum Sunday October 19, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: solartopia Saturday June 14, 2014 12:30 pm|
Physicians for Social Responsibility and the German International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have issued a ten-point rebuttal to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report, warning the public of the UN’s compromised credibility. The disaster is “ongoing” say the groups, and must be monitored for decades. “Things could have turned for the worse” if winds had been blowing toward Tokyo rather than out to sea (and towards America).
|By: solartopia Sunday May 4, 2014 3:27 pm|
In support of the dying nuclear power industry, the New York Times Editorial Board has penned an inadvertent epitaph.
|By: Gregg Levine Saturday October 13, 2012 1:59 pm|
In Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment, Joseph Mangano returns to that time, and then methodically pulls back the curtain on the real history of nuclear folly and failure, and the energy source that continues to masquerade as clean, safe, and “too cheap to meter.”
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 30, 2012 3:40 pm|
On March 11, communities around the world commemorated the first year of the still-evolving Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster with rallies, marches, moments of silence, and numerous retrospective reports and essays. But 17 days later, another anniversary passed with much less fanfare.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 2, 2012 3:18 pm|
In its second annual report on the safety of nuclear power facilities (PDF) in the United States, the Union of Concerned Scientists have documented 15 troubling lapses–what they call “near misses”–at 13 of the nation’s atomic plants. The study details specific problems that still want for repairs, but much more disturbing, it also outlines systemic flaws in America’s nuclear regulation and oversight regime.
|By: Gregg Levine Tuesday April 26, 2011 12:47 pm|
“There is no safe dose of radiation.” So begins today’s guest, Harvey Wasserman, in a recent piece, “’Safe’ Radiation is a Lethal Three Mile Island Lie,” and it occurred to me that it is hard to find a statement that is simultaneously so obvious and yet so controversial.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday March 20, 2011 9:30 am|
We humans find ourselves in an awkward – perhaps fatally awkward – circumstance. We seem unable to safely and morally manage the technologies and systems we are clever enough to invent. From Bhopal to Chernobyl, from Three Mile Island to the Gulf Oil spill, from New Orleans levee failures to the Japan nuclear crisis, we [...]
|By: Peterr Saturday May 15, 2010 9:00 am|
With all the concern about the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought it would be helpful to put the corporate citizenship of BP, Transocean, and Halliburton into perspective. This isn’t the first disaster with corporate sponsorship, after all.
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday April 11, 2009 6:05 pm|
It’s back! Remember the 50 billion the world’s greatest zombie-feeding station debate club wanted to give away to those nice folks who just can’t keep their nuclear waste to themselves? Remember how the nuclear pork had mutated into a part of the stimulus bill, and how the House/Senate conferees excised the whole thing in February?