Saturday, April 30, 2016

#‎NuclearIsDirty‬: MAY 2 NIRS WEBINAR: “Chernobyl +30: A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson”

Join us for our next #NuclearIsDirty series webinar on Monday, May 2 at 2pm Eastern. We will get an inside view on the impacts and ongoing mitigation efforts at Chernobyl.

Lucas recently traveled to Ukraine and spent time with people who work at the Chernobyl reactor site today, 30 years since the consequential release of radioactivity from this site began. He will take us from the moment reactor Unit 4 failed on April 26, the aftermath, and the ongoing mitigation work, up to his own recent experiences living with today’s workers at the site of one of the largest man-made radioactive releases on the planet. Chernobyl today.
Luke will share his insights about the radiological impacts and consequences that could reframe our understanding of major reactor accidents.

UPDATE – video of the Webinar: #NuclearIsDirty: Chernobyl 30 -- A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson - YouTube

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PDF DOWNLOAD: #Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment by Alexey V. YABLOKOV, Vassily B. NESTERENKO, and Alexey V. NESTERENKO

Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger 
Annals of the New york Academy of Sciences VOLUME 1181 

thanks to Imagine a world without nuclear power... | Wise International


A somber 30th anniversary – Chernobyl’s legacy | CleanEnergy Footprints

The 30th anniversary of the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union in the town of Pripyat is not something to celebrate, especially given that the site is still struggling with properly containing the destroyed Unit 4 reactor that exploded on that fateful day. This anniversary date is especially somber given that the populaces here in the West were told that our reactor designs couldn’t suffer such a fate, which was proven false just five years ago when a GE reactor design used here in the U.S. also experienced a triple reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan.

more: A somber 30th anniversary – Chernobyl’s legacy | CleanEnergy Footprints 

includes these links:

  • A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers” in the Washington Post. Such as, More than 2 billion euros ($2.25 billion): The amount of money being spent by an internationally funded project to build a long-term shelter over the building containing Chernobyl’s exploded reactor.

  • 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Chernobyl” by Greenpeace International’s Celine Mergan in EcoWatch. For instance, did you know that Chernobyl caused what the United Nations has called “the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity.”

  • 30 Ways Chernobyl and Dying Nuke Industry Threaten Our Survival” by Harvey Wasserman in EcoWatch.
  • Register here for the next #NuclearIsDirty series webinar from the Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS): “Chernobyl +30: A Look from the Inside, with Lucas Hixson” on Monday, May 2 at 2pm Eastern – get an inside view on the impacts and ongoing mitigation efforts at Chernobyl.

April 26: 30th anniversary of #Chernobyl Catastrophe

Monday, April 25, 2016

30 Ways Chernobyl and Dying Nuke Industry Threaten Our Survival

April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Greenpeace action at the Bohunice nuclear power plant in Czechoslovakia, near the Austrian border. Activists erected 5,000 wooden crosses on April 25, 1991 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, and appealed to the Czech government to close the outdated Soviet-built plant. Photo credit: © Greenpeace / Veronika Leitinger
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
It comes as Germany, which is phasing out all its reactors, has asked Belgium to shut two of its nukes because of the threat of terrorism.
It also comes as advancing efficiencies and plunging prices in renewable energy remind us that nukes stand in the way of solving our climate crisis.

read: 30 Ways Chernobyl and Dying Nuke Industry Threaten Our Survival

Blind mice and bird brains: the silent spring of Chernobyl and Fukushima - The Ecologist

Evolutionary biologist Timothy Mousseau and his colleagues have published 90 studies that prove beyond all doubt the deleterious genetic and developmental effects on wildlife of exposure to radiation from both the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, writes Linda Pentz Gunter. But all that peer-reviewed science has done little to dampen the 'official' perception of Chernobyl's silent forests as a thriving nature reserve.

Although it's too early to assess the long term impact on abundance and diversity around Fukushima, there are very few butterflies and many birds have declined in the more contaminated areas. If abundance is compressed, biodiversity will follow.
Dr Timothy Mousseau has published more than 90 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, related to the effects of radiation in natural populations (and more than 200 publications in total).
He has spent 16 years looking at the effects on wildlife and the ecosystem of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
He and his colleagues have also spent the last five years studying how non-human biota is faring in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns in Japan.
But none of this work has received anything like the high profile publicity afforded the 'findings' in the 2006 Chernobyl Forum reportwhich claimed the Chernobyl zone "has become a wildlife sanctuary", and a subsequent article published in Current Biology in 2015 that said wildlife was "thriving"around Chernobyl.
"I suppose everyone loves a Cinderella story", speculated Mousseau, an evolutionary biologist based at the University of South Carolina. "They want that happy ending." But Mousseau felt sure the moment he read the Forum report, which, he noted, "contained few scientific citations", that the findings "could not possibly be true."
Ninety articles later, Mousseau and his research partners from around the world are able to demonstrate definitively and scientifically that non-human biota in both the Chernobyl zone and around Fukushima, are very far indeed from flourishing.
Far from flourishing around Chernobyl, birds and animals are fading

READ: Blind mice and bird brains: the silent spring of Chernobyl and Fukushima - The Ecologist

see also: At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths - The Ecologist

Don't believe the spurious claims of nuclear shills constantly doing down renewables, writes Mark Diesendorf. Clean, safe renewable energy technologies have the potential to supply 100% of the world's electricity needs - but the first hurdle is to refute the deliberately misleading myths designed to promote the politically powerful but ultimately doomed nuclear industry.

Most of the renewable energy technologies are commercially available, affordable and environmentally sound. The pro-nuclear and anti-RE myths disseminated by nuclear proponents and supporters of other vested interests do not stand up to examination.
Nuclear energy and renewable energy (RE) are the principal competitors for low-carbon electricity in many countries.
As RE technologies have grown in volume and investment, and become much cheaper, nuclear proponents and deniers of climate science have become deniers of RE.
The strategies and tactics of RE deniers are very similar to those of climate science deniers.

To create uncertainty about the ability of RE to power an industrial society, they bombard decision-makers and the media with negative myths about RE and positive myths about nuclear energy, attempting to turn these myths into conventional wisdom
In responding to the climate crisis, few countries have the economic resources to expand investment substantially in both nuclear and RE. This is demonstrated in 2016 by the UK government, which is offering huge long-term subsidies to nuclear while severely cutting existing short-term subsidies to RE.
This article, a sequel to one busting the myth that we need base-load power stations such as nuclear or coal, examines critically some of the other myths about nuclear energy and RE. It offers a resource for those who wish to question these myths. The myths discussed here have been drawn from comments by nuclear proponents and RE opponents in the media, articles, blogs and on-line comments....

more: Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths - The Ecologist

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Petition: Keep the Rocky Mountain Greenway out of the radioactive Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Superfund Site

MoveOn Petitions - Keep the Rocky Mountain Greenway out of the radioactive Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Superfund Site

– In February 2013, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, requested funds over crony merriment before announcing plans for the Rocky Mountain Greenway; a trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding that would connect the Rocky Mountain National Park to three National Wildlife Refuges in the greater Denver area – Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Two Ponds and Rocky Flats Nuclear Production Facility. Originally, the proposed Greenway was to pass near and along the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Over the last few days, the public has learned that the Greenway will enter the Rocky Flats Refuge and traverse land known since 1970 to be contaminated with plutonium-239 from the inner core of the now-closed Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility. 
In 1969, there was a major fire at the Rocky Flats plant. Ed Martell, a scientist with the non-government National Center for Atmospheric Research, asked officials at Rocky Flats to sample soil in areas downwind of Rocky Flats to see if plutonium had been released into the environment. When they declined, he and colleague, Stuart Poet, collected samples. Together, they found plutonium-239 up to 400 times deposits from nuclear test fallout. Upon sharing these results with Rocky Flats authorities, their findings were discredited and corrected. The burning of radioactive acreage in 1957 and 1969, as well as leakage from barrels of plutonium-laced waste that had been stored outdoors for a decade, were mostly ignored. Martell continued on his mission, revealed what they had found and described the dangerous public exposure to plutonium. The public was learning for the first time about the peril of plutonium in the environment. 
To verify what Martell and Poet had found, the Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the Department of Energy) sent two of its own scientists, P. W. Krey and E. P. Hardy, to Colorado to collect samples. They produced a map that confirmed the work of Martell and Poet. It showed the presence of plutonium in the onsite area now proposed for this public recreation Greenway. This is an immensely long-term problem due to the 24,110-year half-life of plutonium-239; the Refuge will remain radioactive for more than a quarter-million years. 
The 4,000 acre Wildlife Refuge presently surrounds the far more heavily contaminated 1,000 acre DOE-retained Superfund site, more than two square miles of land. Plutonium from this area will inevitably move onto the Refuge. Ground water will transport burrowing animals and plant uptake will surface 'actinides', where they can be moved onto the Refuge by wind, water or other activity. Tiny "alpha-emitting" airborne particles can readily be absorbed, inhaled and ingested. 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife, the agency that manages the Wildlife Refuge, not only plans to run the Greenway through contaminated land, but it also wants local governments – Boulder and Jefferson Counties mainly; moreover, Boulder, Superior, Broomfield, Westminster and Arvada – to help pay for the project with an estimated total between $612,000 and $767,000. Local governments are being asked to spend taxpayer resources to potentially place recreationists at risk of radioactive exposure while visiting a contaminated site despite the fact that other prioritized major recreational trails underway have yet to be completed such as the cycling trails along U.S. 36. 
The EPA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment say the site is “safe,” because the plutonium levels do not exceed official standards for permissible exposure. However, the scientific community agrees that these standards are not sufficiently protective. 
In 2006, the National Academy of Sciences affirmed that any exposure to ionizing radiation is potentially harmful. In a study published in 1997, scientists at Columbia University reported that a single plutonium alpha-particle induces mutations in mammal cells. In 1964, Hermann J. Muller, who received the 1946 Nobel Prize for his discovery of mutations in fruit flies exposed to radiation, wrote that the genetic effect of radiation exposure of humans may not be apparent until the passage of several generations. Ultimately, someone in the genetic chain will be unable to reproduce and will experience “genetic death.” Thus, he said, “the hereditary damage should be the chief touchstone in setting ‘permissible’ or ‘acceptable’ dose limits.” This has not happened. The science of radiation and its health effects have outstripped exposure standards. 
Colorado has the strictest standard for plutonium in surface water in the country. National, state and local communities commend this, however, it still isn’t sufficient. Even with current standards, the public will be inevitably harmed if allowed access to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge – especially children, the most vulnerable. 
Again, the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge should remain closed to the public. The Rocky Mountain Greenway must go around, not through the still contaminated, radioactive Refuge area.

MoveOn Petitions - Keep the Rocky Mountain Greenway out of the radioactive Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Superfund Site

Diablo Canyon debate sidelines the question of renewables (East Bay Times guest commentary) -

Californians need to look to the future -- not just to 2030 -- but to what we want our state's long-term energy mix to look like. Officials should prioritize growing renewables, and ultimately, extending Diablo Canyon's licenses would hinder this goal.

California is a leader in implementing strong environmental regulations and incorporating more renewable energy -- like wind and solar -- into our energy mix. This has allowed our state's air to become cleaner even as our economy has thrived. 
Now, we have the opportunity to expand our development and use of renewable energy even more -- affording us the opportunity to reach our goal of getting half of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030. 
However, there's one major obstacle in the way: the state's sole remaining nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon. 
Constructed in the early 1970s, the plant currently provides more than 8 percent of California's electricity. The plant's licenses expire in 2024 and 2025, and while the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will decide whether to extend the licenses another 20 years, Californians are already beginning to weigh in on both sides of the issue...

more: Diablo Canyon debate sidelines the question of renewables (East Bay Times guest commentary) -

Disasters waiting to happen: 8 most dangerous nuclear plants near earthquake fault lines — RT News | Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California

The Japanese government says there won’t be any catastrophic damage, this time, at its nuclear facilities following Thursday night’s devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

Nine people are confirmed dead and more than 1,000 others injured after a 6.5-magnitude quake hit east of the city of Kumamoto.
The disaster revived terrifying memories of the Fukushima disaster, when a 15-meter post-quake tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown that polluted a sizeable portion of the country for decades.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed that there were no abnormalities at any nuclear facilities in the area, the Japan Times reported.

Despite the ‘all clear’, dozens of potential atomic bombs operate along seismic fault lines. Here are eight of the most deadly, including one that may never be built because of Fukushima...

more: Disasters waiting to happen: 8 most dangerous nuclear plants near earthquake fault lines — RT News

INCLUDES: Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California

Situated along by the shores of the Pacific Ocean - and four active fault lines, this plant has come under scrutiny since Fukushima.

Diablo Canyon’s two reactors lie in an earthquake red zone with the Hosgri fault, the Los Osos fault, the San Luis Bay fault, and the Shoreline fault all nearby - and the major San Andreas fault 80km away.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why nuclear power will never supply the world's energy needs

May 2011 –
( -- The 440 commercial nuclear reactors in use worldwide are currently helping to minimize our consumption of fossil fuels, but how much bigger can nuclear power get? In an analysis to be published in a future issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, Derek Abbott, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide in Australia, has concluded that nuclear power cannot be globally scaled to supply the world’s energy needs for numerous reasons. The results suggest that we’re likely better off investing in other energy solutions that are truly scalable.

more: Why nuclear power will never supply the world's energy needs

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How safe is nuclear power? A statistical study suggests less than expected | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

whats more: fukushima art by @r_cherwink

After the Fukushima disaster, the authors analyzed all past core-melt accidents and estimated a failure rate of 1 per 3704 reactor years. This rate indicates that more than one such accident could occur somewhere in the world within the next decade. The authors also analyzed the role that learning from past accidents can play over time. This analysis showed few or no learning effects occurring, depending on the database used. Because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has no publicly available list of nuclear accidents, the authors used data compiled by the Guardian newspaper and the energy researcher Benjamin Sovacool. The results suggest that there are likely to be more severe nuclear accidents than have been expected and support Charles Perrow’s “normal accidents” theory that nuclear power reactors cannot be operated without major accidents. However, a more detailed analysis of nuclear accident probabilities needs more transparency from the IAEA. Public support for nuclear power cannot currently be based on full knowledge simply because important information is not available.

How safe is nuclear power? A statistical study suggests less than expected | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Monday, April 11, 2016

Becquerel Awareness Day • No 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima!

Online Petition Launch
Hosting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Fukushima is nothing less than preposterous, but that's the plan as it now stands. In 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won Japan's Summer Olympic 2020 bid by announcing that Fukushima “has never done, and will never do, any damage in Tokyo”.

Just when you thought it couldn't get crazier, it does.

On March 11, 2016, marking the 5th anniversary of the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympic Minister in Japan made the bait and switch announcement that preliminary baseball and softball games could be held in Fukushima. In fact, plans were already underway for soccer too.

Adolescents and even younger children are now in training for the 2020 games, with dreams of competing in Tokyo, but do their parents even KNOW about Fukushima? Do they know that radioactive hotspots have been detected in Tokyo and further south? Do they know that boys are 5 times more at risk from radiation's damaging effects, that girls are 10 times more at risk? Probably not. Does Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), or the Paralympic Committee (IPC) know that facts? We need to let them know.

30 years after Chernobyl, the 30 km area around it REMAINS AN EXCLUSION ZONE. So how, only 5 years after the Fukushima disaster began, are there are PLANS TO TRAIN YOUNG ATHLETES in the town of Nahara at "J Village", which is located 19 KM (12 MI) FROM FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI??

Join FFAN as we launch our new viral-worthy petition to spread the word this Becquerel Awareness Day, Sunday April 10th ~ "No 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima!" Tell UNICEF, IOC, IPC, UNEP, WHO, State Department, Ambassador Kennedy, President Obama and yes, anti-nuclear presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, that the WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING this dangerous game and they need to help stop it. FFAN's new petition [was launched] Sunday, April 10, join us!

(Facebook event page) Becquerel Awareness Day 4/10 No 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining's Deadly Legacy Lingers : Shots - Health News : NPR

The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation — some 27,000 square miles spread across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that is home to more than 250,000 people.
Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer, conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born now...
more: For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining's Deadly Legacy Lingers : Shots - Health News : NPR

Saturday, April 9, 2016

15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl | Greenpeace International

the abandoned city of Pripyat / Chernobyl nuclear plant in the back

In the early morning of April 26th, 1986, reactor four of the Chernobyl nuclear station exploded. It caused what the United Nations has called "the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity."
Chernobyl was the accident that the nuclear industry said would never happen.
Twenty-five years later the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan reminded us that the risk of another Chernobyl remains wherever nuclear power is used.
The long-lived radionuclides released by Chernobyl means the disaster continues 30 years later. It still affects the lives of millions of people. Here are 15 facts you may not know about the disaster

more: 15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl | Greenpeace International

Please speak out in solidarity with Chernobyl survivors and join us for a twitter thunderclap.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tchernobyl, Fukushima, plus jamais ça !

À l’occasion des tristes « anniversaires » des 5 ans de la catastrophe de Fukushima et des 30 ans de la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, mobilisons-nous partout en France, en solidarité avec les victimes du nucléaire, et pour que de telles catastrophes ne se reproduisent plus jamais !

>>> Tchernobyl, Fukushima, plus jamais ça !

Monday, April 4, 2016

3 MAY: Beyond Nuclear - Chernobyl 30 Fukushima 5

Leading international experts and compelling short films will headline a May 3rd Beyond Nuclear event in Washington, DC to mark the anniversaries of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters.

Beyond Nuclear and the Goethe-Institut, DC will co-host an afternoon and evening program that will mark the 5th anniversary of Fukushima and the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl. The legacy of both nuclear power plant disasters has included a marked increase in radiation-induced diseases and mutations, as found by some of the world’s leading researchers, several of whom will be speaking at the event.  
The event takes place at the Goethe-Institut, DC, 1990 K St. NW (event entrance on 20th St.) The afternoon panel presentations run from 2pm to 5pm. The evening program is 7:30pm to 9pm.  All events are free and open to the public.  No registration required.
more: Beyond Nuclear - Chernobyl 30 Fukushima 5

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Protestival 2016

Protestival 2016

Protestival 2016 : Nuclear, Democracy and Beyond

Über Protestival 

Fr. 11.03.2016 - Di. 26.04.2016

Sayonara Nukes Berlin ist eine Gruppe von in und um Berlin lebenden Japanern gegen Atomenergie. 
Zwischen dem 5. Jahrestag von Fukushima (11.03.2016) und dem 30. Jahrestag von Tschernobyl (26.04.2016) organisieren wir unter dem Titel "Protestival" eine Reihe von Veranstaltungen zum Themenkomplex "Atomenergie und Demokratie". 
Die beiden Super-GAUs sind noch lange keine Vergangenheit! Sie können sich jederzeit und überall wiederholen. 
Wir nehmen die beiden Jahrestage zum Anlass, um uns erneut an die Gefahren der Atomenergie, an das Ausmaß und die andauernden Folgen von beiden Super-GAUs sowie die weltweit um die Kerntechnologie praktizierte Diskriminierung und Verletzung der Menschenrechte zu erinnern. 

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Fukushima the Aftermath

  • Fr. 11.03.2016 ab 15.00 Uhr (Eintritt frei) / Podiumsdiskussion ab 19Uhr
  • Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin
Fukushima the Aftermath Mainevisual
Fünf Jahre nach Fukushima: In Japan, das am meisten über die Gefahren der Kernkraft Bescheid wissen sollte, setzt die Regierung trotz massiven Widerstands der Bevölkerung weiter auf die Atomenergie. In "Fukushima the Aftermath" präsentieren Musiker, Tänzer und andere Künstler ihre Auseinandersetzung mit den Lehren aus dieser Katastrophe und den Aufgaben für die Zukunft. Dazu gibt es auch eine Diskussionsrunde (ab 19.30Uhr): Wo stehen wir jetzt und wo soll es hingehen?(Veranstalter: Werkstatt der Kulturen/A. Ando)

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Frühlingsbasar von Hoffnung-Kibô-Berlin-Japan e.V

  • am So. 13.03.2016 
  • Einlass 13.00 Uhr Eröffnungszeremonie 13.15 Uhr Baser 14.00 Uhr bis 18.00Uhr
  • Philipp-Melanchton-Kirche, Herta-Straße 12, 12051 Berlin
Jährlich veranstaltet der Verein Hoffnung-Kibô-Berlin-Japan einen Basar zugunsten von Fukushima-Betroffenen, in dem vielseitig angeboten wird: Musik- und Kulturprogramm sowie Workshops, Kunsthandwerk, Kunst, und natürlich viel Kulinarisches.

Kazaguruma Demo

FUKUSHIMA MAHNT - Atomausstieg Weltweit!
Demonstration zum 5. Jahrestag von Fukushima und zum 30. Jahrestag von Tschernobyl

  • Treffpunkt: am Potsdamer Platz
  • Sa. 19.03.2016 um 13.00 Uhr
Kazaguruma demo
Unsere jährliche "Kazaguruma-Demo zum Jahrestag von Fukushima". Wir gehen wieder auf die Straße mit vielen Kazaguruma (Windrädern) als Symbol für unsere gemeinsame Hoffnung auf eine atomfreie Zukunft. Sie werden vor und während der Demo kostenlos verteilt. 
Kommt mit!

Workshop : Kazaguruma-Bastelworkshop

  • Sa. 05.03.2016 ab 13.00 Uhr
  • WerkStadt, Emser Str 124, 12051 Berlin
Damit wir wieder mit vielen Windrädern auf die Straße gehen können, wollen wir sie an diesem Tag zusammenbasteln in einer entspannten, freundlichen Atmosphäre, auch mit schönem Kuchen. 
Anmeldung: info _at_ 


"Tell the Prime Minister: Anti-Atom-Bewegung in Japan"
Dokumentarfilm 2015 

  • von Eiji Oguma(Japan) mit deutschem Untertitel(Eintritt frei, Spende erwünscht)
  • Fr. 18.03.2016 um 19.00 Uhr Einlass 18.30Uhr
  • (in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)
  • AUSLAND, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin
Tell the Prime Minister: Anti-Atom-Bewegung in Japan
Sommer 2012: 200.000 Menschen hatten sich vor dem offiziellen Wohnsitz des remierministers in Tokio versammelt, um gegen die Atompolitik nach dem 11.3. zu protestieren. Was so viele Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Positionen vereinte, waren die Begriffe: "Atomausstieg" und "Krise der Demokratie". Dem Soziologen Eiji Oguma ist es gelungen, diese spannungsgeladene Zeit von Japan zu dokumentieren und gleichzeitig alle Zuschauer zum Nachdenken zu bewegen, wie die Bürgerbeteiligung realisiert werden sollte.

"Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel" Dokumentarfilm 2015

  • von Aya Domenig (Schweiz) Deutsch/Japanisch mit deutschem Untertitel
  • Do 07.04.2016 um 19.00 Uhr Einlass 18.30Uhr
  • (in Anwesenheit der Regisseurin)
  • AUSLAND, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin (Eintritt frei, Spende erwünscht)
Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel
Auf den Spuren ihres verstorbenen Großvaters, der nach dem Abwurf der Atombombe 1945 als junger Arzt in Hiroshima gearbeitet hat, begegnet die Regisseurin einem ehemaligen Arzt und einer Krankenschwester, die Ähnliches erlebt haben wie er. Zeit seines Lebens hatte ihr Großvater nie über seine Erfahrungen gesprochen, doch kommt sie ihm langsam näher durch ihre Großmutter. Als sich am 11.3.2011 in Fukushima wieder eine Atomkatastrophe ereignet, nimmt ihre Suche eine neue Wendung.

"Kalina's Apple - Forest of Chernobyl", Spielfilm 2004

  • von Akiyoshi Imazeki(Japan), Russisch mit englischem Untertitel
  • Sa. 23.04.2016 um 15.00Uhr Einlass 14.30Uhr
  • (in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)
  • ARSENAL, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin(Eintritt frei, Spende erwünscht)
Kalina's Apple - Forest of Chernobyl
Märchenhafte Wälder, klare Seen, Äpfel hängen üppig an Bäumen...aber sie darf nicht mehr dorthin. Die Mutter erzählt Kalina: "Ein Teufel wohnt in Tschernobyl und verstreut Gift in die Luft", weswegen sie nicht mehr ihre Oma besuchen darf. Die Mutter ist krank und der Vater muss in der weit entfernten Großstadt arbeiten. Kalina fragt sich, warum der liebe Gott den Teufel nicht vertreibt. Bald wird sie selber krank... Der japanische Regisseur Imazeki drehte den Film in Belarus lange vor Fukushima, um uns allen zu zeigen, was Tschernobyl mit uns zu tun hat.


Fotoausstellung Nuclear, Democracy and Beyond
Photographs by Ryûichi Hirokawa & Kenji Higuchi

  • von Fr. 15.04.2016 bis So. 22.05.2016
  • Vernissage am 14.04.2016 um 19.30Uhr
  • Willy-Brandt-Haus, Stresemannstr. 28, 10963 Berlin
  • Eintritt frei, Ausweis erforderlich
  • Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Sonntag 12 bis 18 Uhr, letzter Einlass 17 Uhr 30
  • Montag: geschlossen
  • Bitte weisen Sie sich durch ein gültiges Lichtbilddokument (Personalausweis, Führerschein oder Reisepass) aus
Fotoausstellung Nuclear, Democracy and Beyond: Higuchi
Fotoausstellung Nuclear, Democracy and Beyond: Hirokawa
Die Namen der beiden Fotojournalisten sind in der Antiatom-Bewegung in Japan nicht wegzudenken. Hirokawa, Gründer der Stiftung "The Chernobyl Children's Fund", dokumentiert mit seiner Kamera den Unfall und die Folgen in Tschernobyl und in Fukushima. Er engagiert sich seit Jahrzehnten für die Opfer. Higuchi begleitet bereits seit den 1970er Jahren AKW-Leiharbeiter, die unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen arbeiten und großer Gefahr ausgesetzt sind. In der Ausstellung werden ihre beeindruckenden Bilder gezeigt, die die Frage deutlich vor Augen führen: Weshalb musste so etwas sein? (Kooperationspartner: Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V.) 

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Concentus Neukölln ,,Die Bewahrung der Schöpfung''

  • 24.04.2016 ab 19.30 Uhr (Eintritt frei, Spende erwünscht)
  • Lindenkirche Berlin, Homburger Str. 48, 14197 Berlin
Concentus Neukölln, Vokalensemble der Musikschule Paul-Hindemith in Neukölln unter der Leitung von Thomas Hennig, präsentiert anlässlich der Jahrestage von Fukushima und Tschernobyl "die Bewahrung der Schöpfung". Damit wollen wir auf die Verletzbarkeit der Welt hinweisen und darauf, wie wichtig es ist, uns für ihren Erhalt einzusetzen. Die gesammelten Spenden gehen an die "Hilfe für Japan 2011" vom Verein "Okinawa Kuminosato" zur Unterstützung der Kinder aus Fukushima. 

Protestival in Leipzig

Außenstelle "Japan-Haus" in Leipzig
Protestival in Leipzig mit Filmvorführungen

  • 01.04.2016 und 02.04.2016
  • Das Japanische Haus
  • Eisenbahnstr. 113b, 04315 Leipzig 
  • Filmbeschreibungen bitte siehe oben (Eintritt frei, Spende erwünscht) 


  • Fr. 01.04.2016, Einlass 15.00Uhr
    • ab 16.00Uhr "Kalina's Apple : Forest of Chernobyl"
      Spielfilm 2011 von Akiyoshi Imazeki (JP), RU mit engl. Untertitel 
    • ab 18.00Uhr "Tell the Prime Minister: Anti-Atom-Bewegung in Japan"
      Dokumentarfilm 2015 von Eiji Oguma (JP), OmU
      ab 20.30Uhr Diskussion per Skype mit dem Regissuer Eiji Oguma (etwa eine Stunde) 
  • Sa. 02.04., Einlass 16.00Uhr offene Küche für alle Besucher
    • ab 20.30 "Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel"
      Dokumentarfilm 2015 von Aya Domenig (CH), DE/JP OmU 
"Das Japanische Haus" in Leipzig veranstaltet in Kooperation mit Sayonara Nukes Berlin einen Aktionstag "Profestival in Leipzig". Gemeinsam mit in Leipzig lebenden Künstlern und Musikern werden wir uns dem Thema Atomenergie und Demokratie widmen.

Protestival 2016

About 200 scientists to gather for #Chernobyl conference in Belarus on 21-22 April

MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – About 200 scientists will take part in the international conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later, BelTA learned from Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), on 31 March. According to the source, the international scientific conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later will take place in the Radiobiology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 21-22 April. It will gather about 200 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and Japan. According to Vladimir Gusakov, the Japanese delegation has demonstrated a live interest in taking part in the event. Japan will send a large delegation, which members intend to present their research projects, said the NASB head. The main highlights of the conference will include radiobiological and radioecological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, radioecological aspects of the rehabilitation of territories polluted with radionuclides, and the prevention of emergencies and cleanup of their consequences in radioactive contamination areas.

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About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Belarus on 21-22 April

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fukushima’s Former Residents Return Home To Ghost Town | 3tags

In “Retracing Our Steps,” French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression asked some of the 80,000 nuclear refugees forced to evacuate areas near Fukushima to return to the places they once knew, a process that took nearly four years of detective work and jumping through administrative hoops. What they found was a world that had become almost unrecognizable, but also stories that were deeply human, calling to mind Auden’s famous poem “Musée des Beaux Arts...”

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