Writings of J. Todd Ring: Fukushima still spreading deadly radiation across northern hemisphere: one food can help protect you

Seaweed is a true super-food, high in essential nutrients, low carb, low calorie, and also, naturally high in iodine – and it helps protects the body from radiation. It is a staple in Japan and many other maritime regions. Considering the rising levels of radiation across North America due to the Fukushima disaster, we had all best ...

The Disaffected Lib: It Sounds Like a Japanese Sci-Fi Movie – An "Ice Wall" to Sequester Fukushima

The Japanese government claims it will build a wall of frozen soil to surround the Fukushima nuclear plant and, it’s hoped, prevent radioactive cooling water from leaking. Shafts will be drilled into the ice wall to a depth of 27 metres through which coolant will be circulated to freeze the soil.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fukushima Keeps Staying The Worst

It’s always been /worse/. And it just keeps staying tragically the same. It’s remained a global crisis with hemispheric deadly consequences. Japan could still wind up largely uninhabitable (if it isn’t already). Canada could suffer directly a great deal. Steam and non-water vapour has been off-gassed since the beginning. The supporters of nuclear power have ...

Eclectic Lip: Whatever foresight is, it’s not 20/20…

(originally written Jan 3, 2012.  Part of my Great Upload of 2013.) Come December’s end, the nervy among us like to review what they got right in the past year. The nervier like to predict what’ll happen in the New Year. Ever the blithe contrarian, I figured I’d visit the Ghost of Predictions Past and ...

Bill Longstaff: Fukushima—Japan’s remarkable mea culpa

There are mea culpas and there are mea culpas. The report by an independent commission on the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is a dandy. In the preface to the report the commission chairman, Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a medical doctor and professor emeritus at Tokyo University, laid it on without mercy. “Its fundamental causes,” ...

DeSmogBlog: New Poll: American Voters Very Concerned About Global Warming Pollution, Support Taxing Dirty Energy

global climate change.jpg A new poll released today shows that American voters take global warming pollution very seriously and want to see action from government and the private sector to curb emissions and support clean energy solutions. The new Yale-GMU survey found that 76% of Americans believe that regulating CO2 emissions should be a high priority ...

Montreal Simon: Edging Closer to a Nuclear Nightmare

When I think of a nuclear nightmare I think of the ghost towns of Chernobyl.  Twenty-five years after the reactor exploded… I think of the deformed children, the cancers, and the poisoned earth. Or I think about the continuing horror of Fukushima. Where the hell fires still burn. But now I see that I also ...

Bill Longstaff: Fukushima—radiation damage that just won’t quit

I admit to a love-hate relationship with nuclear power. One day I am all for it because of the large amounts of relatively green power it can provide. I wonder if we can seriously reduce our dependence on fossil fuels without it. And then an incident like the disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan ...

The Disaffected Lib: Typhoon Heading for Fukushima?

A major typhoon is barreling toward Japan.  Typhoon Ma-on is expected to make landfall around noon Sunday.   It’s path, shown above, indicates it will hit Tokyo and, just past that along that path, lies Fukushima Prefecture. According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm ofMa-on’sstrength (category 4)at landfall ...

The Disaffected Lib: Now There’s a Clever Thought

  Those Japanese are just so damned smart! Taking a page out of the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, Japanese authorities have decided that other reactors must pass a tsunami test before reopening.   Brilliant!  Why didn’t they think of that before? The tests will examine the reactors’ ability to withstand natural onslaughts of far greater force ...

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INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST MOVEMENT JAPAN: JAPANESE ANARCHISTS CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER: Since the recent triple disaster in Japan Japanese anarchists have been active in both relief work and in furthering protest against the continued reliance on nuclear power. This April 10 th they are planning a major demonstration in Tokyo, and ...