Online Resources

Fukushima Power Plant prior to 3/11/2011

Timeline of Events: – Wikipedia’s  comprehensive timeline of events since the disaster took place. – History of the Fukushima situation and cleanup attempts through 2012

Fact Sheets: – A frequently-updated  overview of the current status of the disaster scene, cleanup efforts, and the fate of evacuees. Conditions around and inside the plant, radiation released, cleanup, accident liability, and a list of other inquiries and reports.  From the World Nuclear Association 2013 – PDF from  Physicians for Social Responsibility – Broadcast journalist Bill Moyers site – Deep Sea News

Radiation Effects: – An overview of radiation effects.

The Cleanup – The International Atomic Energy Association takes a look at the decommissioning of the Fukushima power plant.

Tourism – The official guide to Fukushima City, from the Japan National Tourism Organization.

The Future of Nuclear Power: – The status of the nuclear industry 2010-2011 – 25 years after Chernobyl  (85 pg pdf download) – A different opinion on radiation thresholds


Radioactivists – Protest in Japan since Fukushima – Documentary film by Julia Leser and Clarissa Seidel.  Part of it is available on YouTube with German subtitles.
For information on screenings, to schedule your own screening or to buy the dvd, visit the official site – .

Japan – Official and Government Sources: – Official communications about the Fukushima Daiichi cleanup from TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), owner of the plant. – Various papers and reports from the Japan Atomic Industry Forum – Japan’s Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry – Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority – formed in September 2012, to replace the former Nuclear Industry Safety Agency (NISA) which was voted to be  abolished  in June, 2012.  Unlike the NISA, which was under the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (which promotes nuclear power), this new nuclear regulatory commission  reports to the Ministry of Environment.