Japanese Parliamentarian Ms. Kuniko Tanioka is one of the few Japanese politicians willing to speak out publicly and critically on the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and her government’s response to it. She is joined by Robert Alvarez, IPS senior scholar, in a briefing on Fukushima to occur May 10.
Necessity forced Cuban leaders to adopt an environmentally friendly, self-reliant strategy that can aid the Earth’s well being and humanity’s survival.
Unless the industry finds some way to safely dispose of the waste caused by fracking, the entire method is a non-starter.
Last month’s earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage.
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale just occurred less than a hour ago. Its epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, approximately 10 miles from two nuclear power reactors at the North Anna site. According to statement by a representative of Dominion Power the two reactors were designed to withstand a 5.9 to 6.1 quake.
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Haiti’s reconstruction still has a long ways to go, but needed development industry reforms can go a long way toward strengthening local government and providing jobs for Haitians not just outsiders.
Earthquake concerns not only also exist for U.S. nuclear energy plants, but for nuclear-weapons facilities too.
The Japanese NGO Peace Boat puts the humanity back into humanitarian relief operations.
In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.
U.S. nuclear plants are storing increasing amounts of highly radioactive spent fuel in pools that are vulnerable to accident or attack. New safety policies are needed.
A hydrogen explosion yesterday at Unit 1 severely damaged the reactor building, blowing apart its roof.
The devastating Japanese quake and its outcome could generate a political tsunami here in the United States.
Stiglitz on the stimulus, six months after the earthquake, and what we could do with a trillion dollars.
Farmers object to the pesticide-laden donation.