In the cargo-container communities of Japan's disaster areas, one finds echoes of post-Katrina New Orleans.
NPR shouldn't trivialize the risk of radioactive tuna from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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.
The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores.
Storing spent radioactive fuel in dry form rather than in increasingly jammed cooling pools is much safer, and can be done with already available funds.
The United States is awaiting its own nuclear catastrophe before changing course.
President Obama's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future cites an IPS paper as a reason for endorsing measures to increase spent reactor fuel storage in hardened, dry containers.
Let's hope that, unlike with Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors, bias against Fukushima refugees will be kept to a minimum.
Will bipartisan collaboration in nuclear storage be possible? The damage of Fukushima should prompt the Senate to act.
Lady Gaga recently went to Japan to help out the victims of the earthquake. But did she send out all the right messages?