Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#NuclearHotseat 313: #MarshallIslands Nuclear Atrocities & the United Nations – The Human Perspective w/Desmond Delatram of REACH-MI


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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Desmond Doulatram of the Marshall Islands is Co-Founder of the NGO REACH-MI (Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity – Marshall Islands).   Desmond has seen the devastating effects of the testing of 67 nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands within his own family.  He is currently at the United Nations helping to showcase the little known side of history and humanity from the Pacific, and human rights abuses by colonial super powers.
LISTEN NOW: Marshall Islands Nuclear Atrocities & the United Nations – The Human Perspective w/Desmond Delatram of REACH-MI – #313

Featured Image is of the Castle Bravo nuclear detonation in the Marshall Islands, the largest nuclear bomb ever set off by the United States.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This animation shows how terrifyingly powerful nuclear weapons have become | Tech Insider (Facebook)

An Abandoned US Nuclear Base in Greenland Could Start Leaking Toxic Waste Because of Global Warming – Mother Jones



In 75 years, Camp Century could literally melt down.


Over the last century, many glaciers have pulled back farther than humans have ever previously witnessed. While the retreat of glaciers, and changes in the cryosphere more generally (which includes ice sheets and permafrost), can be seen as purely symbolic representations of the unwavering march of climate change, they are shifting geography as they melt and thaw, leaving dangerous implications behind.

Camp Century is only one such instance. Built underneath the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959 by the the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of Project Iceworm, the project was designed to create a network of mobile nuclear missile launch sites in Greenland. Intended to study the deployment and potential launch of ballistic missiles within the ice sheet, the base was eventually abandoned and decommissioned in 1967.


An Abandoned US Nuclear Base in Greenland Could Start Leaking Toxic Waste Because of Global Warming – Mother Jones


Utility Refuses to Budge on Placing Nuke Waste Dump on Shore of Great Lake Despite Objections From 200 Communities



…The Great Lakes provide drinking water for nearly 40 million people. Opposition group Stop The Great Lakes Nuclear Dump calculated that 217 communities on both sides of the border have passed resolutions expressing opposition to OPG's proposed nuclear waste dump. 
"Burying this nuclear waste anywhere in the great lakes basin is completely inappropriate," Beverley Fernandez, spokesperson for the group, told CBC News. "It's not up to us to decide where this should go, but we know one thing for sure: The last place it should go is right beside our drinking water…"

more: Utility Refuses to Budge on Placing Nuke Waste Dump on Shore of Great Lake Despite Objections From 200 Communities


Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance | Counterpunch




In a context of almost total indifference, marked by outright hostility, representatives of over a hundred of the world’s least powerful countries are currently opening another three-week session of United Nations talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons.  Very few people even know this is happening.

Ban nuclear weapons?  Ho hum… Let’s change the subject.

Let’s talk about Russian hacking instead, or the rights of trans-sexuals to use the toilet of their choice, or even about something really important: climate change.

But wait a minute. The damage to human society, and to “the planet”, from the projected rise of a few degrees of global temperature, while commonly described as apocalyptic, would be minor compared to the results of all-out nuclear war.  More to the point, the degree of human responsibility in climate change is more disputed among serious scientists than the public is aware, due to the role of such contributing factors as solar variations.  But the degree of human responsibility for nuclear weapons is unquestionably total.  The nuclear war peril is manmade, and some of the men who made it can even be named, such as James Byrnes, Harry Truman and General Lester Groves.  The United States government consciously and deliberately created this danger to human life on earth. Faced with the United States’ demonstrated capacity and moral readiness to wipe out whole cities with their devices, other countries built their own deadly devices as deterrents.  Those deterrents have never been used, which lulls the public into believing the danger is past.

But the United States, the only power already guilty of nuclear manslaughter, continues to perfect its nuclear arsenal and to proclaim its “right” to launch a “first strike” whenever it chooses.

The United States naturally calls for boycotting the nuclear arms ban conference…


more: Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Nuclear power subsidies must end - Washington Times


ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Should utility bills and taxes be used to subsidize money-losing nuclear power plants so they can compete with renewable energy and low-cost natural gas?
New York and Illinois, bowing to pressure from a powerful nuclear utility, believe the answer is yes. Several other states, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, may follow suit, arguing that the subsidies will save nuclear power-plant jobs and help electric utilities meet environmental mandates to reduce carbon emissions.*
That’s just one side of the story. The other side is this: The bailouts (subsidies by another name) reward poor management and bad judgment and would cost homeowners and businesses billions…
more: Nuclear power subsidies must end - Washington Times

* remember that nukes are NOT green, clean, safe, or affordable! – and they are NOT "carbon-free," either!
you can't nuke global warming!

Nuclear Waste “Russian” Roulette SPECIAL – Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear – Nuclear Hotseat #311





This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Watchdog/Bulldog for Beyond Nuclear, gives an all-encompassing vision of nuclear waste problems faced by not just the United States, but the world.  Included in his discussion are:
    • Hanford Site
    • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
    • San Onofre 
    • Yucca Mountain
    • US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Numnutz of the Week (for Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Ontario Power Generation has studied every aspect of the problem and – believe it or not! – come to the conclusion that what’s a little desecration of First Nation lands and sacred burial grounds, and putting the safety of the entire Great Lakes water basin in nuclear danger when it’s SO convenient to site the nuclear waste REPOSITORY – NOT “BUNKER” AS THEY’RE TRYING TO RE-LANGUAGE IT!!!!! – on its own property. 

LISTEN NOW: Nuclear Waste “Russian” Roulette SPECIAL – Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear – Nuclear Hotseat #311


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

17 JUNE :: WOMEN'S MARCH AND RALLY TO BAN THE BOMB




Saturday June 17th – New York City- Support the UN in Adopting a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons


NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ABOUT TO BE BANNED AND WE NEED YOUR VOICE!



In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM – 4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!

more info: Nuclear weapons are about to be banned and we need your voice! - Women's March and Rally to Ban the Bomb


Monday, June 5, 2017

6/11 SF Japan Consulate Speak-out :: Do Not Force The Families of Fukushima Back and Stop The Restarting of Japanese Nuclear Plants | No Nukes Action Committee




6/11 SF Japan Consulate Speak-out
Sunday April 11, 2016 3:00 PM
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St./California St.
San Francisco
The people of Fukushima and Japan continued to be threatened by the ongoing contamination of Fukushima and the Abe government restarting of nuclear plants. The government continues to pressure Fukushima families and their children to return to Fukushima or lose their subsidies. These government demands is harming the health and mental conditions of the Fukushima refugees who do not want to return. The government which now controls Tokyo Electric Power Company continues to use thousands of contract workers to supposedly decontaminate the plant and the thousands of acres surrounding the plant. These workers do not have proper health and safety protection and the government uses the Yakuza to recruit day laborers and workers from other countries. They are also demanding that other prefectures or states “recycle” 16 million cubic meters of contaminated radioactive soil in construction projects throughout the country despite the danger of expanding the contamination of the entire population…

more: 6/11 SF Japan Consulate Speak-Do Not Force The Families of Fukushima Back and Stop The Restarting of Japanese Nuclear Plants | No Nukes Action Committee

Friday, June 2, 2017

Watch Your Wallets: Dominion Getting License to Build Nation's Most Expensive Nuclear Plant


Erica Gray, Nuclear Issues Chair of the Sierra Club, at a protest against Dominion’s planned North Anna 3 nuclear reactor. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that within the next few days, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will approve a Combined Operating License (COL) for Dominion Virginia Power’s third nuclear power plant planned for its North Anna site in Surry County, Virginia. That means that as far as the federal agency is concerned, North Anna 3 is good to go.

 As far as Virginia residents are concerned, though, this project has gone way too far already. Dominion has poured hundreds of millions of dollars of ratepayers’ money into NA3, and that’s money we will never see again. But that’s better by far than moving forward with what would be the most expensive nuclear plant ever built in the United States…

• NA3 is a terrible deal for the people who would have to pay for it.
The Attorney General’s office has calculated that the $19 billion price tag for NA3 would increase the bills of Dominion customers by 25% beginning its first year in operation. And that’s if it somehow avoids the cost overruns that have plagued other nuclear plants in recent years… [more]
• NA3 would make our electricity grid more vulnerable to outages.
Concentrating power generation at a single site is a bad idea. If something goes wrong, there is that much more power at risk. This is especially true when the site already has a known vulnerability, in this case its location on a fault line. An earthquake near North Anna in 2011 shut down the existing reactors for three months. A third plant in the same location, on the same fault line, increases the amount of generating capacity that could be forced offline without warning, challenging grid operators to find replacement sources—instantly… [more]
• We don’t need the power.
Virginia is part of PJM Interconnection, a regional power grid that covers all or part of thirteen states plus the District of Columbia, and includes over 1,300 generating units. Today, Dominion buys a portion of its power on the PJM wholesale market, at a price far below the projected cost of electricity from NA3. PJM already faces a power glut. Adding more generation to PJM would be expected to lower wholesale power prices. That would benefit buyers in other states, at the expense of the Virginia consumers paying for NA3.
• Nuclear energy is not a climate solution.
Low-cost wind and solar are increasingly viewed as the backbone of the 21st century electricity grid. Dominion’s latest integrated resource plan recognizes solar as the lowest-cost resource, even compared with “cheap” natural gas. Nuclear is not just more expensive; it is actually incompatible with large amounts of renewable energy. That’s because U.S. nuclear plants are designed to run all the time at a constant level, regardless of demand. At night when demand is low, nuclear plants still have to deliver power to the grid, even if it means turning off wind turbines that could supply free electricity… [more]

Finally, nuclear waste is piling up with no long-term storage plan in place.

more: Watch Your Wallets: Dominion Getting License to Build Nation's Most Expensive Nuclear Plant


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nuclear Issues at Left Forum


Film Screening: Good Thinking, Those Who've Tried To Halt Nuclear Weapons
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 4: 5:20pm - 7:10pm
Women Demand an End to the Whole Nuclear Era
SUNDAY June 4th Session 5: 10:00am - 11:50am
Nuclear Power is Dead . Time for a Just Transition.
SUNDAY June 4th Session 6: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Nuclear Injustices and Denial: Misogyny and Environmental Racism in the Nuclear Story
SUNDAY June 4th Session 7: 3:40pm - 5:40pm


link to search for "nuclear" >>> Left Forum

No Uranium Mining at Mugla Rocks (Western Australia) | Conservation Council of Western Australia




No Uranium Mining at Mugla Rocks
http://www.ccwa.org.au/mulga_rocks

Sign the Uranium Free Charter: Don’t let WA become a radioactive quarry and waste dump!
http://www.ccwa.org.au/uraniumfreecharter


Three Mile Island Nuke Plant Closure Strengthens Call for Renewable Energy Future



Tuesday's announcement that the Three Mile Island Unit One nuclear plant will close unless it gets massive subsidies has vastly strengthened the case for a totally renewable energy future.
That future is rising in Buffalo, and comes in the form of Tesla's massive job-producing solar shingle factory which will create hundreds of jobs and operate for decades to come.
Three Mile Island, by contrast, joins a wave of commercially dead reactors whose owners are begging state legislatures for huge bailouts. Exelon, the nation's largest nuke owner, recently got nearly $2.5 billion from the Illinois legislature to keep three uncompetitive nukes there on line.
In Ohio, FirstEnergy is begging the legislature for $300 million per year for the money-losing Perry and Davis-Besse reactors, plagued with serious structural problems. That bailout faces an uphill battle in a surprisingly skeptical legislature. FirstEnergy is at the brink of bankruptcy, and says it will sell the reactors anyway.
To make matters worse, Ohio lawmakers have imposed unique spacing restrictions on the state's wind industry, blocking at least $1.6 billion in investments poised to build eight wind farms now waiting in the wings. Those turbine developments would go far in providing jobs to those who will inevitably lose them at FirstEnergy's uncompetitive nukes…

more: Three Mile Island Nuke Plant Closure Strengthens Call for Renewable Energy Future


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June 17 :: NO! US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement 日米原子力協定反対デモ (Facebook event page)




Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World is co-organizing a contingent to oppose the extension of the US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement, and join the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in NYC on June 17, 2017. 

The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb (https://www.womenbanthebomb.org/) will meet at the Bryant Park around noon, and march to the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza by 4PM, so we are hoping that we meet on the steps of the NY Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue at 11:45AM, and march together with signs and banners opposing the extension of US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement. We hope that many of you can join us. 

Regarding the US-Japan Agreement, it is about to mature in July 2018, andwill be automatically extended unless one of the countries notifies the other country six months prior to the termination date. At this time, it is very likely that the treaty will be extended.

Why do we need to oppose the US-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Treaty? Why the treaty is related to Ban the Bomb?



more: (Facebook event page) NO! US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement 日米原子力協定反対デモ



#NuclearHotseat 310 :: Hanford, Hanford, Hanford! Grand Canyon Uranium Contamination w/Alicyn Gitlin US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Treaty w/Mari Inoue




This Week’s Featured Interviews:

Mari Inoue of Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World talks about the issues surrounding the US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Treaty – and why we really don’t want it to be renewed. LINK to information on the June 17, 2017 NYC protest of the proposed treaty renewal.

Alicyn Gitlin coordinates the Campaign to Restore and Protect the Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion Campaign for the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter.  (Originally recorded for Nuclear Hotseat #273, September 13, 2016.)


Numnutz of the Week:

OOPS! just doesn’t cut it when bad programming code takes a private nuke emergency exercise and literally broadcasts it on two counties worth of TV sets – #ReadyNJ indeed!


LISTEN NOW: Hanford, Hanford, Hanford! Grand Canyon Uranium Contamination w/Alicyn Gitlin US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation Treaty w/Mari Inoue – #310


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Experts: US Still 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Fukushima-Style Disaster | Common Dreams


Fukushima "could have been a hundred times worse had there been a loss of the water covering the spent fuel in pools associated with each reactor," said co-author Frank von Hippel, a senior research physicist at Princeton. (Photo: Getty)

Nuclear industry pressured regulatory commission into low-balling consequences of meltdown, especially in case of reactor fire, new article says

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) did not adequately account for safety hazards when approving certain upgrades to nuclear sites around the U.S., meaning the risk of a Fukushima-like disaster caused by a reactor fire is still high, according to an article published in the journal Science on Friday.

Researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) argued that the NRC "relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of a catastrophic nuclear-waste fire at any one of dozens of reactor sites around the country."

The risk is especially high in the sites' cooling pools—basins that are used to store and reduce the temperatures of used radioactive fuel rods. Spent-fuel pools came into the international spotlight after the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi site in Japan, in which an earthquake-triggered tsunami disabled the electrical systems needed for the cooling process, leading to meltdowns at three of six reactors.

NRC commissioners "did not adequately account for impacts of large-scale land contamination events," the scientists wrote. "Among rejected options was a measure to end dense packing of 90 spent fuel pools, which we consider critical for avoiding a potential catastrophe much greater than Fukushima."

Fukushima "could have been a hundred times worse had there been a loss of the water covering the spent fuel in pools associated with each reactor," said co-author Frank von Hippel, a senior research physicist at Princeton's Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), in a statement


more: Experts: US Still 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Fukushima-Style Disaster | Common Dreams


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

3ème Forum Mondial Social antinucléaire :: Paris, 2-4 novembre 2017




En route vers un monde sans nucléaire, ni civil ni militaire

(english below*) De nouvelles thématiques sont venues enrichir la dynamique du Forum Social Mondial (FSM) depuis la première session qui a eu lieu à Porto Alegre en 2001. Le premier Forum Social Anti-nucléaire s’est tenu au printemps 2016 à Tokyo, où un « Appel pour un réseau mondial vers un monde sans nucléaire » a été lancé. A Montréal, un second Forum Antinucléaire a eu lieu à l’occasion du FSM.
En 2017, c’est en France, pays le plus nucléarisé au monde, que se tiendra le troisième Forum Social Mondial antinucléaire.
Pour débattre de toutes les questions liées à la lutte contre le nucléaire civil et militaire, nous vous invitons à une rencontre internationale, où nous partagerons nos expériences et chercherons ensemble les moyens d’agir pour l’émergence d’un monde sans armes nucléaires et sans production d’énergie d’origine nucléaire.

* (google translate) –

On the road to a nuclear-free world, neither civilian nor military

New themes have been added to the dynamics of the World Social Forum since the first session held in Porto Alegre in 2001. The first Anti-Nuclear Social Forum was held in Tokyo in the spring of 2016, For a global network towards a nuclear-free world "was launched. In Montreal, a second Antinuclear Forum was held on the occasion of the WSF.

In 2017, the third nuclear World Anti-Nuclear Forum will be held in France, the most nuclearized country in the world.

To discuss all issues related to the fight against the civilian and military nuclear we invite you to an international meeting where we will share our experiences and seek together the means to act for the emergence of a world without nuclear weapons and Without the production of nuclear energy.


more (via Facebook):

Le Forum Social Antinucléaire à Paris les 2-3 et 4 novembre, ce sera :
- 5 témoins majeurs provenant de divers pays (mines du Niger, Fukushima au Japon, Tchernobyl en Ukraine, Mayak en Russie, sous-traitant du nucléaire français.
- Plus de 35 ateliers en 3 jours.
The Antinuclear World Social Forum in Paris on the 2-3-4th of November, it will be :
- 5 major witnesses from various countries (Nigerian Uranium mines, Fukushima in Japan, Tchernobyl in Ukrainia, Mayak in Russia + anuclear French employee .
- More than 35 workshops in 3 days on the civilian and military nuclear industry.

The Anti-nuclear social forum in Paris on 2-3 and 4 November, it will be:
- 5 major witnesses from various countries (mines of Niger, Fukushima in Japan, Chernobyl in the Ukraine, mayak in Russia, subcontractor of the french nuclear.
- more than 35 workshops in 3 days.
The Antinuclear World Social Forum in Paris on the 2-3-4th of November, it will be :
- 5 major witnesses from various countries (Nigerian Uranium mines, Fukushima in Japan, Tchernobyl in Ukrainia, Mayak in Russia + a nuclear French employee .
- More than 35 workshops in 3 days on the civilian and military nuclear industry.




FSM Antinucleaire France 2017

Third Antinuclear World Social Forum in Paris, France, 2-4 Nov. 2017 - FACEBOOK


Monday, May 22, 2017

A report from the 5.11 Monthly No Nukes Action rally・5/11 抗議集会からの報告 | No Nukes Action Committee



The scary mountain fire in the restricted area in Fukushima had started on April 29 and continued burning until a day before our rally. It had lasted for twelve days! 5000 people worked to put the fire out with hazmat suits. On April 8 it was recorded 3-9 times higher cesium label than previous day at the spots in nearby towns. But this mountain fire news never became the major news on any media.

Is this because the media’s self censor-ship?

The mountain fire was announced in one of speak-outs

The letter to PM Abe was written by Dan Marlin who has been still in and out of hospital.
And Yoko Clark read out his letter. Please read his letter attached bottom.
We will get together again at SF Japanese Consulate on June 11 at 3 pm.
Please join us!

more: A report from the 5.11 Monthly No Nukes Action rally・5/11 抗議集会からの報告 | No Nukes Action Committee


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fukushima mulls criminal complaint over fake forest decontamination work - The Mainichi


FUKUSHIMA -- The municipal government here is considering filing a criminal complaint against parties concerned for allegedly fabricating bamboo forest decontamination work to receive 10 times the normal compensation, it has been learned…

more: Fukushima mulls criminal complaint over fake forest decontamination work - The Mainichi


Stop Cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout - NY Daily News


New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay for energy they will never use. Which is why Gov. Cuomo should be consistent and close, along with Indian Point, three other outdated nuclear power plants near Rochester and Oswego.
Instead, he is taking $7.6 billion from New York ratepayers and giving it to a hugely profitable, Illinois-based energy company to keep the three plants open…
more: Stop Cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout - NY Daily News


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hanford Tunnel Collapse Problems Continue – Radiation Readings, Workers Health Rights West Lake Landfill Legislative Update w/Dawn Chapman – #NuclearHotseat 308



LISTEN NOW: Hanford Tunnel Collapse Problems Continue – Radiation Readings, Workers Health Rights West Lake Landfill Legislative Update w/Dawn Chapman – #308

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Laura Welch of Nuclear Care Partners, a company that provides in-home health care to approved government atomic industry workers.
  • Dawn Chapman of Just Moms StL, on the sad fate of SB 22, the home buyout bill for families living in closest proximity to the West Lake Landfill and its 70,000 tons of illegally buried WWII nuclear weapons waste.

Numnutz of the Week:

Two fer one!  Canada makes radiation propaganda a Family Fun Faire!  And a Trumpette from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gets named Miss USA – see?  Nuclear can be fun AND beautiful… in a superficial, short sighted, propagandistic way!

The Missing Links: 


LISTEN NOW: Hanford Tunnel Collapse Problems Continue – Radiation Readings, Workers Health Rights West Lake Landfill Legislative Update w/Dawn Chapman – #308


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Never again: Nagasaki must be the last atomic bombing | International Committee of the Red Cross


On 24-26 April, leaders and experts of 35 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, their International Federation, and the ICRC, met in Nagasaki to reaffirm the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's long opposition to nuclear weapons and to commit to intensify efforts to ensure that nuclear weapons are never again used, and that they are prohibited and eliminated. The Nagasaki Conference welcomed the ongoing negotiations at the UN of a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. In addition to adopting an action plan to guide their efforts and stimulate greater engagement by all National Societies in the months and years ahead, participants in the Nagasaki Conference issued the public Appeal that follows…

READ: Never again: Nagasaki must be the last atomic bombing | International Committee of the Red Cross



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5/11/17 SF Japan Consulate Speak-out-Evacuate The Families and Children Of Fukushima And Stop The Cover-up | No Nukes Action Committee


Thursday May, 11, 2017 3:00 PM
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St./California St.
San Francisco
The continuing danger of radioactive contamination  at Fukushima is a threat not only to the people of Fukushima and Japan but the world. There are thousands of contaminated water tanks surrounding the broken nuclear plants and the government continues to push to re-open the plant. The cases of thyroid cancer area also growing and the government issuing the secrecy laws to prevent information about the continuing escalation of cancer cases throughout the country.
The drive for more nuclear power is now combined with the drive by the Abe administration to eliminate article 9 of the Japanese constitution which prevents offensive war. The escalation toward war in Asia and the building of more US military bases in Okinawa despite mass opposition of the population.
The Japanese Abe  government has  cut off money for housing benefits for the families while  it is spending billions of dollars to “decontaminate Fukushima” at  to build Henoko naval base and a new military airforce base in Okinawa. The bases will contain nuclear weapons which are not not supposed to be brought to Okinawa.
We call for the defense of the families in Fukushima and continued compensation by TEPCO.
Please join us on May 11, 2017 at the Japanese consulate at 3:00 PM and speak out.Speak Out and Rally initiated by
No Nukes Action Committee

5/11/17 SF Japan Consulate Speak-out-Evacuate The Families and Children Of Fukushima And Stop The Cover-up | No Nukes Action Committee
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Tell EPA to withdraw the OBAMA PAGs or “Protective Action Guides!” #petition


The Trump Administration wants to reduce regulatory burden and is asking what regulations can be withdrawn.
Tell the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the Radioactive OBAMA PAGs or “Protective Action Guides!”
THE DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2017!
The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. 
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS ON DOCKET ID NO. EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190 BY SUBMITTING THE FORM OR ON WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV
Ask the EPA to repeal the so called “Protective Action Guides” or PAGs--the 2017 Drinking Water PAGs and the 2013 PAGs. They are a burden on health and safety, on public and private water systems, on our health care system and on the American public.
On the very last day of the Obama Administration, Jan 19, 2017, the US EPA adopted UnProtective Action Guidance allowing radiation levels hundreds and thousands of times higher than currently allowed in drinking water and at cleaned-up Superfund sites.
TELL EPA TO WITHDRAW THE OBAMA PAGS OR “PROTECTIVE ACTION GUIDES!”
A-The “Protective” Action “Guides” are NOT PROTECTIVE. They allow thousands, and in at least one case, millions of times, more radioactivity in our drinking water than allowed under EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act. 
B-The “Protective” Action “Guides are NOT GUIDES. They are regulations in disguise—they are called guides but deceptively circumvent the Safe Drinking Water limits on radioactivity in drinking water shifting the burden and liability for cleanup to the local municipal water districts or private water suppliers. 
C-Rather than only applying in emergencies, like the Fukushima disaster or a big dirty bomb, they could be used after any “incidents...that warrant consideration of protective action,” like a spill or accidental release. 
The EPA can prevent unnecessary burdens from dangerous high radiation levels in our drinking water by repealing the radioactive PAGs adopted in the final moments of the Obama Administration.

SIGN NOW!