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    Ex-Japanese PM speaks out on Fukushima, risks of nuclear power

    Ex-Japanese PM calls for end to nuclear power following Fukushima

    Having presided over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, former Japanese PM Naoto Kan says it's time we ge off of nuclear power.


    Despite Fukushima radiation, scientists say eating West Coast fish is safe

    Despite Fukushima radiation, scientists say West Coast fish is safe

    Dr. David Suzuki surveys recent Fukushima radiation science : "Fish will stay part of my diet - as long as they’re caught locally and sustainably - until new research gives me pause to reconsider."



    Fukushima Crisis: At least the world is finally paying attention

    Japan’s Fukushima radiation crisis: a Good News/Bad News story

    It may be the greatest single threat humanity has faced: Japan's Fukushima radiation crisis. The good news is the world's media and political leaders are finally paying attention.


    Radioactive plume from Fukushima headed for Canada's shores?

    Radioactive plume from Fukushima headed for Canada’s shores?

    Read this Sept. 1 story by Jeremy Hsu in The Huffington Post on the threat of radioactive particles from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reaching North America’s coastline by 2014. A radioactive plum...



    The Thorium Reactor Energy Option

    The Thorium reactor energy option

    The decision to use uranium over thorium was a tragic misjudgment based on the worst of reasons. At the end of WWII, America was flush with political and military power — and the atom bomb.


    Fukushima radioactive water crisis returns

    China ‘shocked’ at Japan’s deeping nuclear crisis

    Read this Aug. 21 story from Reuters on the consternation of China over its neighbour’s mounting nuclear crisis, as Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spills large quantities of radioactive water into the Pacif...



    Fukushima still leaking radioactive water into Pacific Ocean

    Fukushima still leaking radioactive water into Pacific Ocean

    Read this Aug. 7 story from National Geographic on the continued leaking of radioactive water from the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan – and the potential health implications for human and marine life on this si...


    Fukushima radioactive water crisis returns

    Fukushima radioactive water crisis returns

    Read this July 27 Japan Times’ coverage of more troubled times for the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has croppe...



    Does Fukushima threaten our health through contaminated fish?

    Does Fukushima threaten our health through contaminated fish?

    Read this April 27 story in TheTyee.ca weighing various concerns and reassurances around the impacts of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster on fish consumed in Canada. Would you eat fish from Japan? Nearly two years after ...


    Geology 101: Why Nuclear Problem Can’t be Buried

    Twenty-five years ago, after consensus on the reality and impacts of manmade climate change led to the formation of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, western governments had two choices. They could either stop sub...