Monday, July 29, 2013


On 6th and 9th August 1945, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The suffering and horror caused by these explosions should have brought an end to this terrible experiment. Instead, 68 years on, the earth is increasingly threatened by stockpiles of nuclear warheads, a renaissance of civil/military nuclear programmes, and the unbridled use of uranium as a component of US and UK weapon systems.

The UK Government is currently planning to replace its Trident warheads and submarine bases. This will cost the taxpayer over £100 billion, money many believe would be better spent on housing, health or education.

Join us at the ARC Bar on 6th August for an evening of talks, film clips and discussion on security in the nuclear age, with topics ranging from the impact of Trident on the economy and climate change, the links between civil and military nuclear industries, the costs of nuclear new build, the UK/French connection and the breaking of the non-proliferation treaty, and radioactive warfare in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Arc Bar
27 Braoad Streetbs1 2hg Bristol, UK

7.26 - 8.11: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Buddhist Peace Walk Events


As we approach the dates of August 6 and 9th, our Buddhist friends and others who've helped our walks are planning events to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and to call for a peaceful, safe, and uncontaminated world.

NORTHWEST: July 26-Aug 11; Br. Senji Kanaeda is walking from Portland OR to Hanford and the Seattle area.

BAY AREA: Aug 3, 10 AM Richmond BART Station, March to Chevron Refinery--No more toxic hazards, No to Keystone, & more. (Another action to be held Aug 6 to commemorate the terrible Chevron fire on that date last year.)

Aug 6, 7 am, Hiroshima Day Rally & Direct Action at the gates of Livermore Lab

Aug 6, 7-10 pm Hiroshima Nagasaki poetry reading, Casa latina, 1805 San Pablo, Berkeley

SAN LUIS OBISPO:Aug 2-9, Br. Sawada is walking from Vandenburg Air Force Base to Diablo Canyon nuclear facility, then fasting Aug 6-9 at Diablo Canyon. Aug 9 at 7 pm, he will speak at an event in San Luis Obispo sponsored by Mothers for Peace. For details on the walk & fast contact Sherry Lewis <> (805) 503-9022.

NORTHEAST: Aug 2-6 Walk from Leverett Peace Pagoda to Boston.

‘Irreparable’ safety issues: All US nuclear reactors should be replaced, ‘Band-Aids’ won’t help

~ "replaced" with truly clean safe and renewable energy!
~ shut them all down ~ no new nukes!

Published April 09, 2013

All 104 nuclear reactors currently operational in the US have irreparable safety issues and should be taken out of commission and replaced, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory B. Jaczko said.
The comments, made during the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, are “highly unusual” for a current or former member of the safety commission, according to The New York Times. Asked why he had suddenly decided to make the remarks, Jaczko implied that he had only recently arrived at these conclusions following the serious aftermath of Japan’s tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daichii nuclear facility.

“I was just thinking about the issues more, and watching as the industry and the regulators and the whole nuclear safety community continues to try to figure out how to address these very, very difficult problems,” which were made more evident by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, he said. “Continuing to put Band-Aid on Band-Aid is not going to fix the problem.”

more > ‘Irreparable’ safety issues: All US nuclear reactors should be replaced, ‘Band-Aids’ won’t help — RT USA

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stop Tihange – Offener Brief an Premierminister Elio Di Rupo & Innenministerin Jo�lle Milquet - News

Open letter to Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet

Bitte unterzeichnet den Brief! Schreibt uns eine Mail und wir setzen euren Namen gerne auf die Liste der Unterzeichner oder sendet ihn direkt an Di Rupo ( und Milquet ( Verwendet ihn wie von uns geschrieben oder wandelt ihn nach euren eigenen Vorstellungen ab und sendet ihn in eurem Namen.

Sehr geehrter Herr Premierminister Di Rupo,
sehr geehrte Frau Innenministerin Milquet,
wir sind empört und fassungslos über das unverant­wortliche Vorgehen der belgischen Regierung, Doel 3 und Tihange 2 wieder in Betrieb nehmen zu wollen. Wir als Unterzeichner dieses offenen Briefes fordern Sie auf, den Betrieb der beiden Atomkraftwerke zu beenden.
more > Stop Tihange – Offener Brief an Premierminister Elio Di Rupo & Innenministerin Jo�lle Milquet - News

google translate:

Please sign the letter! Write us an email and we will gladly your name on the list of signatories or sends it directly to Di Rupo ( and Milquet ( Used it as written by us or converts it from according to your own ideas and send it in your name.
Dear Prime Minister Di Rupo,
Madam Home Secretary Milquet
We are outraged and stunned by the irresponsible actions of the Belgian government to want to take Doel 3 and Tihange 2 again.We, as signatories to this open letter urge you to terminate the operation of the two nuclear power plants. [more]

Friday, July 26, 2013

California Medical Association resolution: Monitoring for Radiation in Seafood

Monitoring for Radiation in Seafood (Res. 414): The delegates adopted an amended California resolution that asks AMA to call for the federal government to continue to monitor and fully report the radioactivity levels of edible Pacific Ocean species sold in the United States that could reasonably have been exposed to radiation from the ongoing Fukushima disaster and to include the potential health implications of consuming such foods.

Highlights from AMA's 2013 House of Delegates - News - California Medical Association

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness |

by Harvey Wasserman 

Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over. Its most profound threat to the global ecology---a spent fuel fire---is still very much with us.
The latest steam leak has raised fears around the planet. A worst-case scenario of an on-going out-of-control fission reaction was dismissed by the owners, Tokyo Electric, because they didn't find xenon in the plume. The company says the steam likely came from rain water being vaporized by residual heat in one of plant's stricken reactors.
But independent experts tend to disbelieve anything Tepco says, for good reason. Reactor Units One, Two and Three have exploded at Fukushima despite decades of official assurances that commercial atomic power plants could not explode at all. The company has been unable to clear out enough radioactive debris to allow it to put a cover over the site that might contain further airborne emissions.
Tepco has also been forced to admit that it has been leaking radioactive water into the ocean ever since the disaster began on March 11, 2011. In one instance it admitted to a 90-fold increase of Cesium in a nearby test over a period of just 3 days.
Earlier this year a rat ate through critical electrical cables, shorting out a critical cooling system. When Tepco workers were dispatched to install metal guards to protect the cabling, they managed to short out the system yet again.
Early this month Fukushima's former chief operator, Masao Yoshida, died of esophogeal cancer at the age of 58. Masao became a hero during the worst of the disaster by standing firm at his on-site command post as multiple explosions rocked the reactor complex. Tepco claimed his ensuing cancer and death were "unlikely" to have been caused by Fukushima's radiation.
The impact of work in and near the reactors has become a rising concern. Critics have warned that there are not enough skilled technicians willing to sacrifice themselves at the plant. Tepco has worsened the situation by applying to open a number of its shut reactors elsewhere in Japan, straining its already depleted skilled workforce even further.
Meanwhile, a staggering 40% rise in thyroid irregularities among young children in the area has caused a deepening concern about widespread health impacts from Fukushima's fallout within the general public. Because these numbers have come in just two years after the disaster, the percentage of affected children is expected to continue to rise.
And the worst fear of all remains unabated. At Unit Four, which apparently did not actually explode, the building's structural integrity has been seriously undermined. Debate continues to rage over exactly how this happened.
But there's no doubt that a pool containing many tons of highly radioactive used fuel is suspended 100 feet in the air, with little left to support the structure. Should an earthquake or other trauma knock the pool to the ground, there's a high likelihood the fuel rods could catch fire.
In such an event, the radioactive emissions could be catastrophic. Intensely lethal emissions could spew for a very long time, eventually circling the globe many times, wrecking untold havoc.
The Japanese have removed two apparently unused rods from the fuel pool so far. But intense international pressure to clear out the rest of them has thus far been unsuccessful.
So while a depleted, discredited and disorganized nuclear utility moves to restart its other reactors, its stricken units at Fukushima continue to hold the rest of us at the brink of apocalyptic terror.

Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness |

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7.24 NORFOLK VA ‪#‎BustTheMyth‬ at ‪#‎PandorasPromise‬

Join us on the side walk with signs and help hand out information debunking the myth that nuclear energy is anything other than Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive.

We need safe renewable energy NOT more nukes.

Movie goers ~ Post film discussion/rebuttal/QA ~ Kevin Kamps with Beyond Nuclear and so far an un named nuclear rep.

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7.24 NORFOLK VA ‪#‎BustTheMyth‬ at ‪#‎PandorasPromise‬

Nuke myth busters gathering, for the screening of Pandora's Promise ~ pro nuke propaganda
July 24 at 6:30pm in EDT
Naro Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave. Norfolk VA 23517

Postcards from Koodamkulam Letter- 1

Postcards from Koodamkulam Letter- 1 - YouTube

Children raising their voices in the antinuclear struggle against the koodamkulam nuclear power plant project on Hiroshima day the 6th of August 2012

Monday, July 22, 2013

International anti-nuclear activists on 500-km walk through France | Indymedia Australia

A more than 500-kilometre international march against nuclear power and for peace started in France on 1 July and will continue until 27 July. Participants will walk from Narbonne to Bugey, both major nuclear industry centres. Activists include French, Dutch, Australians, New Zealanders, Chileans and US Americans. They want to show solidarity with the worldwide struggle against any use of atomic power. See more pictures at

International anti-nuclear activists on 500-km walk through France | Indymedia Australia

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Anti-Atom-Camp gestartet ~ "Anti-nuclear Camp Launched"

Anti-nuclear Camp Launched

(google translate, from German; original German text below) - 

The mood on the anti-nuclear camp in Metelen is good. About 70 activists have now arrived in Metelen on the grounds of farmer Heiner Konert and discuss how the shutdown of all nuclear plants can be achieved worldwide.
Already on Friday of yesterday launched the program of short films for anti-nuclear resistance. Saturday morning sit-ins were then trained and tested with fun, how it feels to be carried away by the police during an eviction. "It is important to actively address polluting and inhumane nuclear facilities - sit-ins are there a great and relatively easy means" workshop participant reported Franziska.
On Saturday afternoon Anwohner_innen came over for coffee.There were many interesting discussions, for example about the benefits of protest against the nuclear industry. Even from a distance, but there were also people from the Samba workshop to hear the powerful drumming next to the windmill for renewable energy. At the same time a taster climbing took place. Evening, about 30 people listened to the lecture Gronau uranium enrichment plant and the current developments there.
"Great was the attention of Zuhörer_innen and active participation in the discussion." Says Christian, a visitor to the camp.
A film about the prevention of a nuclear power plant construction in France and a lecture on dirty tricks of the police and judiciary were well received.
The weather was great and everyone is completely satisfied, as Irene says: "The atmosphere is great and we are looking forward to the next few days."


Die Stimmung auf dem Anti-Atom-Camp in Metelen ist gut. Etwa 70 Aktivist_innen sind mittlerweile in Metelen auf dem Gelände von Landwirt Heiner Konert eingetroffen und diskutieren gemeinsam wie die Stilllegung aller Atomanlagen weltweit erreicht werden kann.
Bereits am gestrigen Freitag startete das Programm mit Kurzfilmen zum Anti-Atom-Widerstand. Samstag morgen wurden dann Sitzblockaden trainiert und auch mit Spaß ausprobiert, wie es sich anfühlt, von der Polizei bei einer Räumung weggetragen zu werden. „Es ist wichtig, umweltschädliche und menschenverachtende Atomanlagen aktiv anzugehen – Sitzblockaden sind da ein tolles und relativ leichtes Mittel“ berichtet Workshopteilnehmerin Franziska.
Am Samstag Nachmittag kamen Anwohner_innen zum Kaffee Trinken vorbei. Dabei gab es zahlreiche interessante Gespräche, zum Beispiel über den Nutzen des Protests gegen die Atomindustrie. Schon von weitem waren dabei aber auch die Leute vom Samba-Workshop zu hören, die neben dem Windrad kräftig für erneuerbare Energien trommelten. Gleichzeitig fand auch ein Schnupperklettern statt. Abends lauschten etwa 30 Menschen dem Vortrag zur Gronauer Urananreicherungsanlage und den aktuellen Entwicklungen dort.
„Toll war die Aufmerksamkeit der Zuhörer_innen und die rege Beteiligung an der Diskussion.“ kommentiert Christian, ein Besucher des Camps.
Auch ein Film zu der Verhinderung eines AKW-Baus in Frankreich und ein Vortrag zu fiesen Tricks von Polizei und Justiz fanden großen Anklang.
Das Wetter spielte mit und alle sind rundum zufrieden, so meint Irene: „Die Stimmung ist super und wir freuen uns schon auf die nächsten Tage.“

Anti-Atom-Camp gestartet

Friday, July 19, 2013

7.24 PHONE IN: Davis-Besse Steam Generator Replacement Hearing


Davis-Besse Steam Generator Replacement Hearing before the
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. The “Telephonic Oral Hearing” will begin at 1:30 pm EST Wed., July 24, 2013. Please phone into Hearing @ 800-779-1642 passcode is 8093521

Please phone in as we need to let the ASLB know that the whole world is watching. From the very top the NRC wants this Intervention shutdown. A very similar Intervention at San Onofre resulted in shutting two reactors. – Please mark your calendar and mark the above numbers. This Intervention has far reaching implications at other nuclear plants. Thank you for spreading the word.

ASLB Hearing Notification link:


The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral arguments Wed., July 24, 2013 on the Davis-Besse nuclear plant steam generator replacements. The contention alleges that at least nine major nuclear plant modifications have not been scrutinized and must do so, in a full license amendment proceeding. A very similar contention led to the permanent shutdown of two reactors at San Onofre nuclear plant in CA on June 7th. 

The contention was filed May 20th by Interveners including Beyond Nuclear, Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario, Don’t Waste Michigan, and the Sierra Club of Ohio. The oral arguments will discuss standing and whether the ASLB should admit the contention on the merits. The (ASLB) Board intends to ask questions regarding the Joint Petitioners’ standing and the admissibility of the proffered contention.

The steam generator replacement concerns at Davis-Besse are nearly identical to the engineering shortcomings at the San Onofre reactors which led to their failure and ultimate closing of those reactors. Fairewinds Associates,Inc's Chief Engineer Arnold Gundersen provided expert testimony, on behalf of Friends of the Earth, which led to the closing of the two San Onofre reactors. Arnold Gundersen is now expert for the environmental interveners on the Davis-Besse steam generator replacements. 

Background narratives with updates are posted at Beyond Nuclear at the following links:

The entire ASLB docket including environmental interveners testimony and petition will soon be posted at Beyond Nuclear as Davis-Besse Hearing Docket Steam Generators, or could be sent upon request to 

Interveners are seeking to prevent the unregulated installation of replacement steam generators which are not “like-for-like”, “same-for-same”, “fit-form-function”. FirstEnergy’s attempts to install steam generators without adequate oversight put the entire Great Lakes basin at risk of a catastrophic cascading steam generator failure leading to Loss of Coolant Accident or LOCA resulting in meltdown and potentially catastrophic radioactivity releases. 

Thanks for your review and participation – Help!

Michael J. Keegan – Don’t Waste Michigan

Kevin Kamps – Beyond Nuclear

Patricia Marida – Sierra Club Ohio

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#StopCWIP | | Repeal Georgia Nuclear Tax | #StopPlantVogtle


CWIP IS . . .
~ Construction Work in Progress
~ Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery
~ Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act
~ Nuclear Subsidy Paid by Customers
~ Forced Investment in Southern Company
~ Nuclear Tax 
~ Corporate Welfare

more info / sign petition > | Repeal Georgia Nuclear Tax



another petition -

see also: whats up: #petition - US: Stop taxpayer loan for new nuclear reactors | No more tax dollars for nuclear power!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) | "Mothers and Others Working to Protect Food and Water"

“We are alarmed at the lack of testing currently in place to meet the present-and-growing threat of Cesium 134 and 137 contamination in our food supply. The time is past-due for a comprehensive response to radiation present in our food supply from the Fukushima disaster.” ~ Alexis Lynn Baden-Mayer, Political Director, Organic Consumers Association

Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) | "Mothers and Others Working to Protect Food and Water"

INTERVIEW:  Radiation from Fukushima, nuclear reactors and leftover atmospheric testing continue to compromise the safety of our food.  Learn the dangers of radiation contamination — and how to take action — from two members of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN): Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear and Mary Beth Brangan of EON (Ecological Options Network).  Then go sign the FFAN petitions:

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

10.13 No Nukes Day 原発ゼロ☆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

6.2 No Nukes Dayに続き、首都圏反原発連合、さようなら原発1000万人アクション原発をなくす全国連絡会が合同で大規模アクションを呼びかけます!
【10.13 No Nukes Day 原発ゼロ☆統一行動-福島を忘れるな・再稼働を許すな-】

Following the 6.2 No Nukes Day, metropolitan area anti-nuclear coalition 10 million people primary action, the National Coordinating Committee to Eliminate [Nukes], the nuclear power plant is calling for a large-scale action jointly goodbye!
Let's get together from all over the country on the 13th October!

10.13 No Nukes Day 原発ゼロ☆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

さようなら原発1000万人アクション | 原発をなくす全国連絡会 | 首都圏反原発連合

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Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes on Facebook (English)