No Nukes News

April 29, 2011

 

Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis Began

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-27/tokyo-water-radiation-falls-to-zero-for-first-time-since-crisis.html

 

What's going on at Japan's damaged nuclear power plant?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/japan-plant-idUSL3E7FR2IV20110427

 

Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe Leaves Little to Celebrate on Children's Day

The Japanese government is celebrating Children's Day, a national holiday on May 5th, by dramatically raising radiation exposure limits in schools. 

http://www.ips-dc.org/blog/japans_nuclear_catastrophe_leaves_little_to_celebrate_on_childrens_day


Petition Against Raising Radiation Exposure Standards onto Children in Fukushima

This is an urgent request from Japanese citizen civil society to the international community.

http://blog.canpan.info/foejapan/daily/201104/24


Thailand To Delay Development Of Nuclear Power

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704099704576288782682893862.html


Japan Considers Solar Power In Light of Nuclear Crisis

http://greenanswers.com/news/235326/japan-considers-solar-power-light-nuclear-crisis


Culture of Complicity Tied to Stricken Nuclear Plant

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/world/asia/27collusion.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all


Fukushima and Chernobyl Raise Questions about WHO's Role

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55403


Nuclear plants must not turn into radiological weapons

http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104270183.html


Chernobyl: A Million Casualties

A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.

A 29 min. interview

http://blip.tv/file/4922080


Chernobyl Catastrophe: 25th Anniversary of World’s Worst Nuclear Accident

Democracy Now! audio interviews and transcript

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/26/chernobyl_catastrophe_25th_anniversary_of_worlds


Powering The Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Madrigal explores the history of green power in his new book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.  He looks at the way inventors and innovators have attempted to exploit what we now think of as "alternative" energy sources for more than two centuries, why fossil fuels came to dominate, and what this might mean for the future.

Listen to the 17 min. radio interview: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2011/04/23/april-23-2011/


Nuclear Disasters Should Be Met with Scientific Inquiry, Not Silence

Remarks on the 25th anniversary of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl, Ukraine.

by Ralph Nader

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/26-10


Nuclear Fallout

10 min. video with Dr. Helen Caldicott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMXvpWoHzeE


Greenpeace Occupies Ontario Energy Minister's Office

2 min. video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fgdNpYmmik

 

OPG’s claim of reactor safety not credible without transparency - Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/opgs-claim-of-reactor-safety-not-credible-wit/blog/34509


OPG wants to build underground vaults near Kincardine to store nuclear waste

http://www.brandonsun.com/lifestyles/breaking-news/opg-wants-to-build-underground-vaults-near-kincardine-to-store-nuclear-waste-120730274.html?thx=y


In the Ontario Legislature – Green Energy capped as new nuclear comes online

Citing a new Ministry of Energy document, NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns asked Minister of Energy Brad Duguid today in question period how much new renewable energy the government plans to bring on line between 2020 and 2030. The answer (which Minister Duguid refused to confirm) is 0 MW because new nuclear projects will come online, capping green energy procurement. Here's the Hansard transcript:

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/house-proceedings/house_detail.do?Date=2011-04-19&Parl=39&Sess=2&locale=en#P255_68126


Albertan, Tired of Her Tap Water Catching Fire, Sues

Scientist Jessica Ernst hits gas giant EnCana, regulators with fracking lawsuit.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/04/28/FrackingSuit/


Canada's Military Spending - Folly or Fallout? 

With Tamara Lorincz

Sun. May 1, 2011, 2:30 pm, Free

17 Bloor St. E., St. Andrew’s United Church (at Spadina), Toronto

Tamara received the Peace in Space award in 2005 in New York. She is profoundly concerned about the doubling of the National Defence budget in the last 5 years, increased lobbying by US weapons manufacturers, the F-35 program and the Canada First Defence Strategy. Join her in a discussion about the troubling rise of militarism in Canada and what we can do.

Co-sponsored by Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA) and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW)


After the Apocalypse

Fri. May 6, 7:15 p.m., the Cumberland, Toronto

Sat. May 7, 7 p.m., Innis Town Hall, Toronto

One in 20 children born to women living near a Russian nuclear-weapon testing site in Kazakhstan has birth defects. As a prominent doctor plans to introduce “genetic passports,” two mothers fight for the right to keep their unborn children.

http://www.hotdocs.ca/


Mining Injustice Conference 2011 : Confronting Corporate Impunity

May 6 – 8

Sidney Smith Hall, U of T, 100 St. George Street, room 2117, Toronto

Winona LaDuke speaking Sat. 1:15 p.m.

Workshop on The cycle of supply and demand of uranium in the North on Sat. 2:15 p.m.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48852021264&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=208042585891073   

http://www.solidarityresponse.net/


Sign the Petition Calling for a Moratorium on New Nuclear Projects in ON

http://www.ontariosgreenfuture.ca/petition2.php

And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets here:

They contain postcards to politicians.

Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

Thanks…


Angela Bischoff
Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
angela@cleanairalliance.org
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