No Nukes News

June 20, 2011

 

"Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind" - Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president

“The absurd belief that no one will be harmed by Fukushima is perhaps the strongest evidence of the pattern of deception and denial by nuclear officials in industry and government.” - Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project

“We’ve known about radioactive isotopes for decades. I worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950s and we knew about the effects then. To ignore the biology is to our peril. This is not new science. Cesium-137 goes to soft tissue. Strontium-90 goes to the bones and teeth. Iodine-131 goes to the thyroid gland.” All have been released in large amounts in the Fukushima disaster since it began on March 11. – Dr. Janet Sherman


Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S. Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks

Fantastic 30 min. video and transcript: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/10/as_japan_nuclear_crisis_worsens_citizen

 

Fukushima: It's much worse than you think

Scientific experts believe Japan's nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201161664828302638.html

 

Contaminated sewage sludge worries Japanese

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3244096.htm

 

Fukushima and the Nuclear Establishment

Will the nuclear establishment be able to get away with telling what, indeed, would be one of the most outrageous Big Lies of all time—that no one will die as a result of Fukushima? Will it be able to continue its new nuclear push despite the catastrophe?

http://counterpunch.org/grossman06162011.html

 

Fukushima media cover-up - PR success, public health disaster

5 min. news video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_rAX9TzY2A&feature=player_detailpage

 

Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?

A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown

http://www.counterpunch.org/sherman06102011.html

 

Great photos from the recent Anti-Nuke demos in Tokyo which brought out 20,000

http://shoottokyo.com/2011/06/13/anti-nuclear-protests-across-tokyo/
http://shoottokyo.com/2011/06/12/anti-nuclear-protests-tokyo-2/

 

Toxic strontium found in Fukushima groundwater

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2011/6/15/toxic-strontium-found-in-fukushima-groundwater.html

 

Radiation "hotspots" hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis

"I was more than shocked," said Nakamura, 74, who, like other tea farmers in Kanagawa has been forced to throw away an early harvest because of radiation being released by the Fukushima Daiichi plant 300 kilometers (180 miles) away.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-japan-nuclear-hotspots-idUSTRE75D1JT20110614?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+reuters/environment+%28News+/+US+/+Environment%29&utm_content=Twitter


Former N.B. cabinet minister urges Point Lepreau legal action

But a plethora of setbacks later and the nuclear plant is still offline and only expected to return to service in the fall of 2012 -- three years behind schedule. Energy Minister Craig Leonard has pegged the total cost overruns, including replacement power while the nuclear reactor is offline, at about $2.4 billion -- assuming there are no further delays.
http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1411326


Nuclear Plant Safety Rules Inadequate

Nuclear safety rules in the United States do not adequately weigh the risk that a single event would knock out electricity from both the grid and from emergency generators, as an earthquake and tsunami recently did at a nuclear plant in Japan, officials of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/w/matthew_l_wald/index.html?inline=nyt-per


Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed

http://www.businessinsider.com/faa-closes-airspace-over-flooded-nebraska-nuclear-power-plant-2011-6

 

US Orders News Blackout Over Crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2011/06/17/us-orders-news-blackout-over-crippled-nebraska-nuclear-plant/

 

It doesn't take a tsunami...

...as this AP picture shows, with the Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska now completely surrounded by water as levels continue to rise in the Missouri River.

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2011/6/15/it-doesnt-take-a-tsunami.html


Canada ill-prepared for radiation emergencies

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/183/9/1001?etoc&eaf


Earth Custodian Extraordinaire

In this half hour audio interview, Angela Bischoff share’s surprising statistics on who’s using how much energy, underlying reasons for our slow progression towards sustainable energy, how the ON Clean Air Alliance is working towards practically making change, and empowers us with tips on what we can do to make a difference.

http://pholia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/earth-custodian-extraordinaire/


Environment Commissioner slams Liberals for cutting hydro bills

Ontario’s Liberal government sent the wrong signal by giving people 10 per cent off their electricity bills because it discourages conservation, Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller said Tuesday. Miller was similarly unimpressed with promises by the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats to remove the eight per cent provincial portion of the HST from electricity bills if they win the Oct. 6 Ontario election. “I think it should be taxed to express the full cost to consumers so that they will see the value of conservation,” he said.

http://www.therecord.com/news/ontario/article/547659--environment-commissioner-slams-liberals-for-cutting-hydro-bills

 

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released Volume 1 of his 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report to the Legislature on June 14th, 2011.

Watch the webcast of the media conference and the short videos of the Commissioner outlining key points of the report including: overview, electricity pricing, smart grid, and more. You can also download the report.

http://www.eco.on.ca/


Green Energy Act is saving us money

http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/545814--green-energy-act-is-saving-us-money


Why so much noise about wind?

The time for that choice is now. Do we allow our health to suffer by continuing to rely on coal? Do we gamble on nuclear? Or do we choose a less harmful path toward renewable energy? How do we compare a simple annoyance and obstructed views with the suffering of hundreds of thousands? Our diagnosis is clear - Ontario needs renewable energy, including wind turbines.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/why-so-much-noise-about-wind/article1216749/


Will Natural Gas 'Outmuscle' Renewables?

The falling price of natural gas has prompted both supporters, who believe natural gas is a proven, reliable transitional fuel away from coal and nuclear, and critics, who are afraid that wide-scale adoption of natural gas will undermine the switch to renewables. The booming shale gas industry has received particular attention recently, not least because of its potentially enormous environmental impacts.

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/revolt/wrestling-for-world-energy-dominance-will-natural-gas-%E2%80%9Coutmuscle%E2%80%9D-renewables/  


Cut Nukes, Not xxx

World leaders will spend $1 trillion on nukes in the next 10 years while cutting essential services that we all need!

Will you take 1 minute to tell them what matters most to you?

http://cutnukes.globalzero.org


Nuclear Abolition Day – Global Day of Action June 25th

There are still more than 20,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. A single bomb is powerful enough to obliterate a city, killing millions in an instant. Abolishing nuclear weapons is the only guarantee that they will never be used again.

http://www.nuclearabolition.org/


Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms

Southern-Ontario Speaking Tour

Monday, June 27, Ottawa Area 

Tuesday, June 28, Kingston Area

Wednesday, June 29 Toronto, Guelph & Cambridge

Thursday, June 30, Guelph 

The report and tour will highlight the untapped business opportunities for Ontario’s farmers that can be found in the field of renewable energy; the numerous other benefits of renewable energy, such as rural economic development and improved environmental conditions; and finally, the government policies needed to allow farmers to embrace the benefits of renewable energy. 

More details here: http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/e/news/2011/release/index.php?WEBYEP_DI=18

Sponsored by: Climate Action Network Canada, Pembina Institute, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and The United Church of Canada


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

They contain postcards to politicians. Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

http://www.cleanairalliance.org/get_involved_order_pamphlets

 

Thank you for helping get the word out!


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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