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Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to British Columbia

“There have been massive radiation spikes in Canada because of Fukushima,” said Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility. “The authorities don’t want people to have an understanding of this. The government of Canada tends to pooh-pooh the dangers of nuclear power because it is a promoter of nuclear energy and uranium sales.”

See http://www.straight.com/article-415211/vancouver/fukushima-brings-big-radiation-spikes-bc?page=0%2C0.

Fukushima…what you haven’t been hearing and why
7 minute video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4WwMISWTy9U

Fukushima protesters urge end to nuclear power

An estimated 1,700 people rallied in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled atomic power plant, on Sunday, calling for an end to nuclear energy, local media reported. “Abolish all the nuclear power plants!” and “Give radiation-free Fukushima back to us,” the demonstrators chanted as they marched in Fukushima City, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the nuclear plant. The rally, joined by residents evacuated from areas outside the Fukushima Daiichi plant, was organised by the Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs as part of its longtime campaign against nuclear weapons.

See http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iuxxvlwXaUMFvimSyz0RPHh0_TAA.

The Post-Fukushima Arms Race?

Reduced worldwide demand for nuclear plants is pushing nuclear firms into riskier nuclear markets in the Middle East and Asia, with potentially drastic security consequences. As past experience with India, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Syria demonstrates, such projects are also bomb starter kits.

See http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/07/29/the_post_fukushima_arms_race.

For ongoing updates and analysis on Fukushima, see:
http://fairewinds.com/ and http://www.beyondnuclear.org

Why the UK must choose renewables over nuclear: an answer to Monbiot

There are four main reasons why co-existence between nuclear and renewables has become a foolish pipedream.

See http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2011/jul/26/george-monbiot-renewable-nuclear.

Northern protesters begin 820-km walk

Fourteen residents of northern Saskatchewan (Canada) have now begun an 820-kilometre walk from Pinehouse Lake to Regina to protest nuclear waste storage in Saskatchewan.

See http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/Northern+protesters+begin+walk/5170779/story.html.

Saskatchewan: 800 km Walk Heats Up Nuclear Waste Controversy
http://forum.stopthehogs.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1082

How Germany plans to succeed in a nuclear free, low-carbon economy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/29/nuclearpower-energy

Germany’s nuclear endgame: the lessons

The historic decision by Germany’s government to end the country’s nuclear-energy programme is owed to the enduring vitality of the anti-nuclear movement. Paul Hockenos maps the implications for the rest of the world.

See http://www.opendemocracy.net/paul-hockenos/germany%E2%80%99s-nuclear-endgame-lessons.

Sellafield MOX plant to close

The manufacture of mixed oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel at Sellafield is to stop “at the earliest practical opportunity” to reduce the financial risks to British taxpayers from events in Japan.

See http://89.151.116.69/WR_Sellafield_MOX_plant_to_close_0308111.html.

 

 

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