PROFESSOR KODAMA ANGRY ABOUT JAPANESE GOVERNMENT'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE
The uranium released from Fukushima was, at the date of this speech, was 20 times the amount of radiation released at Hiroshima.Professor Komada, head of the Radioactive Isotope Center at the University of Tokyo, explains his findings... WATCH >>
THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
& ITS EFFECT ON FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Our reliance on nuclear power has again proved disastrous. It is time for all nations and people to understand that we cannot manage the splitting of the atom for electricity generation, and indeed for any pretense of 'national security'. Both nuclear weapons and nuclear power create global insecurity through the production of invisible nearly timeless radiation that can cause cancer and mutate the genome. Both need to be stopped.
Each link in the nuclear fuel cycle releases radiation and creates nuclear waste. This process begins with mining for uranium, whether that be for the production of nuclear power or nuclear weapons. Uranium used in reactors creates fissile materials that can be used to make nuclear weapons. Grave accidents, such as the unfolding radioactive tragedy at Fukushima, can be avoided if nuclear power is phased out.
To protect future generations and prevent future Hibakusha we must abolish nuclear weapons, stop the production of nuclear power and become guardians of our radioactive legacy.
READER SUPPORTED NEWS has an excellent daily update: RSN Special Coverage: Disaster in Japan.
YOUTUBE VIDEO: HELP@! SOS From Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai of Soma City Fukushima, Japan.
MAKE A WISH FROM SPACE In honor of those affected by the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake in Japan, Russian cosmonauts are shown in a picture with paper cranes
FUKUSHIMA: MONITORING THE INVISIBLE Hibakusha Stories' Kathleen Sullivan and Marguerite Kahrl write about Fukushima in Truth Out
NUCLEAR INFORMATION AND RESOURCE SERVICE is a national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.
CITIZENS' NUCLEAR INFORMATION CENTER was established in Tokyo in 1975. It is an anti-nuclear public interest organization dedicated to securing a safe, nuclear-free world.
THE GUARDIAN.CO.UK is an excellent media site, with interactive maps, photos and blogs.
A QUICK GUIDE TO RADIATION EXPOSURE from The Guardian.co.UK