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FUKUSHIMA 5 YEARS LATER

On the 5th Anniversary of Japan’s largest earthquake, and greatest nuclear disaster, lands are still uninhabitable and contamination continues to be released. Fukushima didn’t learn from Chernobyl. Will we learn from Fukushima? Check out these two new articles in Scientific American and The Telegraph.


NUCLEAR POWER = BAD ECONOMICS

Nuclear disasters are inconceivable, until they happen. Most of Canada’s nuclear reactors are in Ontario, where renewable energy is now at least as cheap. With Quebec Hydro and renewables, Ontario could forego dangerously refurbishing antiquated reactors: http://tinyurl.com/NukeResponse


IMPROVED PLANNING FOR NUCLEAR DISASTER

Following public pressure in the Greater Toronto Area, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is requiring better emergency planning around nuclear reactors: http://tinyurl.com/NukeResponse1

Incidents at nuclear reactors can result in release of radionuclides, including radioactive iodine. Iodide pills to protect the thyroid may reduce subsequent thyroid cancer. The new requirements include that iodine thyroid blocking pills (usually potassium iodide or KI) be pre-distributed in all “designated” or “emergency plume exposure planning zones” (typically 8 to 16 km), and be made available in central locations such as pharmacies, and police and fire stations in ” designated ingestion control planning zones.” KI distribution must be accompanied by regular public preparedness information and communication. Learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/NukeResponse2


UPDATE ON NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP IN ONTARIO

Other nuclear news, Minister McKenna asks for alternatives assessment and more information regarding the proposed Deep Geological Repository: http://tinyurl.com/NukeResponse3


FUKUSHIMA @ 5: UPDATE FROM ARNIE GUNDERSEN

Sobering facts in Fukushima (Published: March 7, 2016)   RETURN TO TOP


(New) FUKUSHIMA UPDATE FROM ARNIE GUNDERSEN

Scary Tour of Fukushima Daiichi with Arnie Gundersen   RETURN TO TOP



RELATED: OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR WASTE IN CANADA

Click here for the most recent information on the proposed Nuclear Waste Deep Geological Repository Proposal (dump).