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).