Fukushima 6 years on, sign the Greenpeace Int'l petition to the Japanese government: Stand in solidarity -- Defend the human rights of Fukushima survivors
On this sixth annual commemoration of the beginning of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, please sign this Greenpeace International petition to the Japanese government:
Stand in solidarity -- Defend the human rights of Fukushima survivors
Thanks for standing in solidarity by signing the petition.
Beyond Nuclear on Thom Hartmann Radio: Is Japan's Rejected Radioactive Food Ending Up at Your Grocery Store?
Thom Hartmann hosted Beyond Nuclear on his radio program to discuss the ongoing Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, six years on (3/11/11-3/11/17). Thom and Beyond Nuclear's Radioactive Waste Watchdog, Kevin Kamps, discussed the article by Beyond Nuclear's Radiation/Health Hazard Specialist, Cindy Folkers, "Fukushima Catastrophe at Six: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risks Their Health," appearing in Counterpunch.
Beyond Nuclear joined Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) on Harvey Wasserman's radio show, Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour. Here is Harvey's summary:
We greet three great expert activists to discuss the downfall of nuke power and the insane wave of corrupt state legislatures forking over billions to keep dying reactors on line.
KEVIN KAMPS from Beyond Nuclear in DC, DAVE KRAFT from Chicago’s Nuclear Energy Information Service and TIM JUDSON of the DC-based Nuclear Information & Resource Service join us in Solartopia to examine massive bailout efforts in Ohio, Illinois, New York and elsewhere.
We begin by assessing the final collapse of the push for new nukes in the US, especially with the collapse of Westinghouse and France’s Areva.
But we then examine the far more terrifying turf of dying old uncompetitive nukes being kept on line with huge state-based hand-outs.
Basically it boils down to your money AND your life.
Six years after Fukushima began, “normalizing” radiation exposure risks the health of women and children; evacuees are given few options but to return to contamination
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2017 (International Women’s Day)
CONTACT: Cindy Folkers, Beyond Nuclear, 240.354.4314
Six years after Fukushima began, “normalizing” radiation exposure risks the health of women and children
Evacuees are given few options but to return to contamination
TAKOMA PARK, MD- Six years after the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe began, Japan is lifting evacuation orders in a narrow radius around the ruined reactors, and removing compensation for evacuees. These evacuees will be moving back to towns that are still contaminated with hazardous radioactivity that can reach 20 times the internationally recommended level for human exposure. Even at the recommended level, most people would end up doubling the annual dose that they normally receive from unavoidable natural background.
Radiation is associated with disease, even at low levels. Females, children and pregnancy are especially vulnerable to radiation damage, but many of these sensitivities are unaccounted for in international recommendations. Despite these unique vulnerabilities, and lack of protection for them, women and children are often accused of “radiophobia”, characterized by nuclear proponents as an irrational fear of radiation exposure—a point highlighted in a recent article in Counterpunch by Beyond Nuclear’s Radiation and Health Hazard Specialist, Cindy Folkers. More.
Also see the blog by Kendra Ulrich of Greenpeace Japan, as well as the video of some of the women fighting for compensation (please like and share it!).