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Fukushima


'An Appalling Environmental Crime': Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean

"The moment that I hear the word 'treated' being used instead of 'contaminated,' I can't think differently than this is a kind of newspeak," said one Greenpeace official. 

Kenny Stancil ·


'An Appalling Act of Industrial Vandalism': Japanese Officials Do PR for Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

The Japanese government told embassy officials from nearly two dozen countries that releasing the water into the ocean was a "feasible" approach that could be done "with certainty."

Andrea Germanos ·


Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy

The delay comes days after Japan's government proposed releasing contaminated water from the plant into the ocean.

Julia Conley ·


'What Corporate Impunity Looks Like': Court Acquits Tepco Executives for Role in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

"I had braced myself that we might not get a clean victory, but this is too awful."

Jake Johnson ·



Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics

"Another reason to not build nuclear power plants."

Julia Conley ·


The False Promise of Nuclear Power

We must free ourselves from the false hope that a technology designed for ultimate destruction could be transmogrified into ultimate life-enhancement.

Robert Jay Lifton ·


The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone

Nothing significant has been done to improve safety at two coastal reactors upwind of ten million people that are surrounded by earthquake faults in a tsunami zone like the one where the four Fukushima reactors have already exploded

Harvey Wasserman ·


Japanese Prosecutors Demand 5 Years in Prison for Executives Facing Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

"It was easy to safeguard the plant against tsunami, but they kept operating the plant heedlessly."

Jessica Corbett ·


Local Fury and Health Concerns as Japan Plans to Dump a Million Tons of Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean

One nuclear specialist argued that the Japanese government's reported plan "cannot be considered an action without risk to the marine environment and human health"

Jake Johnson ·

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