Wednesday, February 25, 2015

311 – 4th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT TOHUKU EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI AND 4 YEARS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE ONGOING FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE



3.11.2015 FUKUSHIMA FOURTH ANNIVERSARY ONGOING DISASTER | C.A.N. Coalition Against Nukes 
– In an act of solidarity C.A.N. is requesting members and groups to use this banner as your cover image on or before 3.11.2015 and during the month of March. Please post your actions and events commemorating 3.11 here and on the general event page here: facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions

C.A.N. Coalition Against Nukes 



[3.11] 3.7 KYOTO: NO NUKES SOUND DEMO 2




3.11 >> NO NUKES WEEK 2015 | Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Japan

NO NUKES WEEK 2015 coalitionagainstnukes.jp/?p=5796 【3月11日を中心にその前後を「ノーニュークスウィーク」とし全国で行われるアクションをつなぎ、共同行動を呼びかけていきます。】

[March 11 as "no new nuke Week" to connect the action that takes place across the country, we will call for joint action . ]

3.8 TOKYO :: NO NUKES DAY 反原発★統一行動 ~福島を忘れるな!再稼働を許すな!~ | 首都圏反原発連合



0308 NO NUKES DAY 反原発★統一行動 ~福島を忘れるな!再稼働を許すな!~ | 首都圏反原発連合
March 8 NO NUKES DAY -Unified Action Against Nuclear Power! Remember Fukushima & Halt Restarts!

Four years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. As the government pushes for the restart of nuclear facilities, we, the three groups of Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes, Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action and Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai, call for unified action to aptly demonstrate popular opinion against nuclear power.


• 311 NYC: End Nuclear Power - NY Metro Anti-Nuke Events | Radiation Truth


• 3月11日、フクシマ核複合災害4周年 第4回「311原発いらない! 地球のつどい」開催!| 3.11 Fukushima nuclear complex disaster 4th anniversary - do not need nuclear power plants! Global gathering event

• [3.11] 4TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS IN LONDON | REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA | NO TO NUCLEAR POWER



• 3.11 SF: Fukushima 4th Anniversary Events




Please post your actions and events commemorating 3.11 here (in comments below) and on the Facebook event page here: facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions

whats up: 311 SEARCH TAG


more to come!


Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke's Demise?


California’s two remaining reactors are surrounded by more than a dozen seismic fault lines. The Shoreline fault runs within 600-700 yards of the Diablo cores, which also sit just 45 miles from the massive San Andreas fault—half Fukushima’s distance from the epicenter of the quake that destroyed it. Photo credit: San Francisco Citizen

Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke's Demise?

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New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California’s Diablo Canyon nukes.
In a rare move, Washington DC’s Federal U.S. Court of Appeals will hear a landmark challenge to their continued operation.
The suit says Diablo’s owners illegally conspired with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to weaken seismic standards. “This is a big victory,” says Damon Moglen of Friends of the Earth. “The public has a right to know what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric won’t admit—hundreds of thousands of people are put at immediate risk by earthquake danger at Diablo Canyon.”


Diablo is also vulnerable on state and federal water quality regulations, economic concerns and more. Citizen activism has also shut operating reactors at Humboldt, Rancho Seco and San Onofre. Proposed projects have been cancelled at Bodega Bay and Bakersfield...


more: Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke's Demise? | EcoWatch


Sunday, February 22, 2015

3月11日、フクシマ核複合災害4周年 第4回「311原発いらない! 地球のつどい」開催!| 3.11 Fukushima nuclear complex disaster 4th anniversary - do not need nuclear power plants! Global gathering event




 
3月11日、フクシマ核複合災害4周年 第4回「311原発いらない! 地球のつどい」開催! チラシのダウンロード→ 
Translated from Japanese by Bing –

3/11, Fukushima nuclear complex disaster 4 anniversary of the 4th "311 nuclear power plants do not need! Global gathering "event! Leaflet download →



[3.11] 4TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS IN LONDON | REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA | NO TO NUCLEAR POWER





TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2015:
PUBLIC MEETING in the House of Commons
hosted by Jenny Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulscoomb
please RSVP to let us know if you’d like to attend so we can have an idea of numbers: email rememberfukushima311@gmail.com
committee room tba 19:00 – 20:30

WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015 – the actual anniversary of the Fukushima disaster:
VIGIL opposite the Japanese Embassy 101 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT
17:30 – 19:30

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015:
assemble Hyde Park Corner at 12:00 for start at 12:30
followed by:  RALLY  at old Palace Yard opposite the House of Commons from 14:30

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015:
The Granville Community Kitchen, Kilburn, London
please RSVP to let us know if you’d like to attend so we can have an idea of numbers: email fairlietalkmarch18@gmail.com


organised by: CND, JAN UK, KICK NUCLEAR:
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REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA | NO TO NUCLEAR POWER (fukushima2015.com)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

4.9-10 TOKYO: Second Japan-U.S. Decommissioning and Remediation Fukushima


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8616-8618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03366]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Second Japan-U.S. Decommissioning and Remediation Fukushima 
Recovery Forum, Tokyo, Japan April 9-10, 2015

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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Event Description The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA), with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, is organizing the second Japan-United States Decommissioning and Remediation Fukushima Recovery Forum (``Fukushima Recovery Forum'') on April 9-10, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Building on the first Fukushima Recovery Forum held in February 2014, the 2nd Fukushima Recovery Forum will continue to develop U.S.-Japanese cooperation on Fukushima recovery efforts. The event will allow U.S. firms to hear from Japanese Ministries, utilities, and commissioning entities on the status of Fukushima recovery. It will be a forum for U.S. and Japanese firms to make contacts while sharing experiences, expertise, and lessons learned in remediation and decommissioning, including work underway at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station, and in Tohoku, the area affected by the accident at Fukushima. The event also addresses interest in cooperation in areas related to nuclear power as Japan moves forward with its plan for restarting its nuclear reactors and decommissioning some of its commercial reactor fleet. U.S. firms will also network with Japanese firms and identify potential business partners.


more: Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)


3.11 SF: Fukushima 4th Anniversary Events





311 SF anniversary action is shaping up
w/carpools from Santa Cruz !
Fukushima + 4 years = 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Florida Power & Light spars with national park over water needs for nuclear plant

Salt foam floats on Turkey Point cooling canals in November 2011. Over the summer, the increasingly salty canals topped 102 degrees, forcing the utility to ask federal regulators to increase operating temperature limits from 100 to 104 degrees to avoid having to shut down the plant’s two nuclear reactors. The utility now wants permission to pump up to 100 million gallons of water daily from a nearby drainage canal to freshen and cool the canals. MARICE COHN BAND MIAMI HERALD STAFF

To keep its nuclear power plant at Turkey Point cool, Florida Power & Light wants to make a temporary fix orchestrated over the hot summer into a more permanent solution.
But the request — to pump up to 100 million gallons of freshwater daily into plant cooling canals from a nearby drainage canal over the next 20 years — would rob Biscayne Bay of freshwater needed to revive ailing coral reefs and seagrass meadows and undo millions of dollars spent in Everglades restoration, federal officials said at a South Florida Water Management District meeting Wednesday.

The latest complaints come amid growing controversy over how the aging canals are managed. Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami asked the state Department of Environmental Regulation, which regulates power plants, to hold hearings on a new state management plan that they say does nothing to fix ongoing water problems...

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article10655732.html#storylink=cpy


more:
Florida Power & Light spars with national park over water needs for nuclear plant | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

Monday, February 16, 2015

No to nuclear nonsense: Groups call on Dominion to abandon plans for North Anna 3 reactor | FOE


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the Earth, with 13 other organizations, submitted a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe, Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners and energy company Dominion Resources urging against building a third nuclear reactor at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia. This proposed reactor would sit on an active earthquake fault and lacks a reliable water supply for cooling three reactors. The letter also emphasized the project’s high cost, a lack of any safe waste disposal solution and other inherent safety concerns related to nuclear reactors.
Friends of the Earth’s former president Brent Blackwelder issued the following statement:
The nuclear tragedy at Fukushima should have made it clear that the risks of nuclear reactors are too great. Yet Dominion Virginia Power and the state of Virginia continue to flirt with disaster. It is unconscionable to spend a single cent on an energy source that carries the inherent risks of nuclear reactors. These risks are exacerbated at North Anna because the reactor sits on a known fault line. This is the same fault that just shook Washington, D.C. in 2011, damaging the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral. Safe, renewable and distributed energy alternatives already exist; and it is time that we stopped investing in false solutions.
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Expert contact: Brent Blackwelder, (202) 422-7753, brentblackwelder@yahoo.comCommunications contact: Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org


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