Nuclear Power

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Community members participate in a March 9, 2013 "No More Fukushimas" and "Walk for a New Spring" protest in Croton-on-Hudson, New York in opposition to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. (Photo: Vanessa/Flickr/cc)
The Indian Point facility, notes one of its critics, was built "where a severe accident would jeopardize the health of millions of people and where no large-scale evacuation plan would be remotely feasible."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Members of the women-led peace group CodePink protest in 2020 outside the United States Treasury Department against U.S. sanctions on Iran during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Medea Benjamin/CodePink)
"By prioritizing humanitarian relief for Iran and other sanctioned states,...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Protesters rally outside the home of Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on April 12, 2021 ahead of the government's announced decision to dump 1.25 million tonnes of radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
"The decision is particularly disappointing as experts believe alternative...


On the eve of the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and amidst widespread protests against (clearly insane) government attempts to reopen nuclear plants, a new survey shows almost all Japanese fear and oppose nuclear power: An astounding 95% are worried about the current decontamination process and ongoing leaks; 87% are scared of another disaster; 80% want to scrap some or all existing reactors. Japan's Prime Minister has said he wants to restart reactors "confirmed safe...while winning...