Japan – Power Companies Seeking To Increase Use of Coal

The Wall Street Journal reports via Fox News: All 48 of Japan’s nuclear-power plants are currently offline…..Imported natural gas is filling some of the gap, but it is costly…..Japan’s coal use has already been edging higher since the Fukushima accident….. While Japan’s government might be wanting to continue (aka “restart”) nuclear power plant operations, two […]

Scientists: Test West Coast for Fukushima Radiation

How radioactive are the  waters off America’s West coast going to get? Nobody really knows. In the words of chemical oceanographer Ken Buesseler: Current models predict that the radiation will be at extremely low levels that won’t harm humans or the environment Nevertheless, he and other scientistsurge continued monitoring. We can make predictions, we can […]

Thousands protest ahead of Fukushima’s third anniversary

Anger, frustration, and fear. These emotions seem to grow stronger with every Fukushima anniversary. On the third anniversary of the event, Fox News reports thousands of people, some dressed in costumes resembling protective suits and masks, gathered in several cities across Japan, including Tokyo, to protest what they see as the government breaking its previous […]

Namie: A Radioactive Ghost Town

The small town of Namie, situated about 6 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is still  a ghost town nearly 3 years after the disasterous 2011  nuclear meltdown. Its 2,.000 residents are still evacuated as radiation levels  stubbornly remain high. Simon Tisdall of The Guardian reports: “Like the setting for a Hollywood post-apocalypse […]

TEPCO President – “Be Prepared for the Worst”

In a November 2013 statement from Tokyo, Naomi Hirose, president of TEPCO (Tokyo Electric and Power Company) warned nuclear managers in Britain and around the world that the Fukushima disaster should serve as a “warning to the world” and that they should always “be prepared for the worst.” He went on to mention that despite […]