Problems from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima are not going away because the government is not dealing with them seriously and refuses to ask for international help.
Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago activists protested nuclear power outside a City Club luncheon. Former EPA administrator Carol Browner was one of the speakers who carried water for the nuclear industry’s foundering finances.
Central Park in New York City was filled with hundreds of thousands at the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate in Chicago on the third anniversary of the first meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant at Fukushima. The purpose of the protest was to shine a spotlight on the continuing crisis: that radiation continues to be released into the water and into the air, despite the efforts of workers who at risk of life and health are quickly acquiring lifetime doses of radiation.
From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:
From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima
Evanston, Ill.—On Aug. 5 a unique and wonderful commemoration related the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. Titled “Hiroshima commemoration presentation: From Hiroshima to Fukushima,” it was sponsored by the Nuclear [=>]