3.11 Third Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Events and Actions Worldwide

3-11 Laguna BeachThank all members who selflessly organized 3/11 awareness events around the world and for all the time and attention you invested to make those events outstanding and inspiring.

We are so proud to know you and be a part of this global family. ♥

Report-backs on many events showing up now at http://fukushimathirdanniversaryevents.blogspot.com.

International Events Listing for 3.11 Third Anniversary March 2014

Buddhist March for PeaceTo see the complete listing of international events visit 3.11 Third Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Events and Actions Worldwide.

The meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station occurred three years ago on March 11, 2011. The ongoing nuclear catastrophe continues to this day.  For three years TEPCO has been bungling the remediation effort while the life and health of everyone on this planet has been seriously threatened by the uncontained release of radiation, especially in Japan.

It’s going to go on for decades, if not centuries more.  Right now Daiichi is in a state of collapse from every angle: infrastructure weakened, manpower shortages, cooling systems deteriorating, lethally radioactive water storage leaks, contaminated groundwater rising to the surface, electrical systems highly vulnerable, all of this at risk of a major earthquake taking it out entirely.

In spite of all this, the PM is energetically pushing nuclear technology to India, Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. Japan’s new Secrecy Law could make it a crime to investigate nuclear issues; and the harassment and jailing of Japanese anti-nuclear activists must stop!

Tepco’s poisoning of the Pacific is studied the world over except for the U.S. and Japan. Most of us have no illusion that the water is safe and that the marine products are safe. We’re giving up fish- BUT WE’RE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT TO FIX FUKUSHIMA and EVACUATE THE CHILDREN!!

We are taking to the streets to demand action. Not weak assurances of safety or outright lies. We want results. Here are a selection of events planned for 3.11 2014 that will bring your voice to the fore, that will let your concerns be heard, that will strengthen your heart, and your resolve.  There’s no turning back; Fukushima is Here.

March 11, 2014 is important; for one day we become one with Japan.

If you would like your event listed here, send the event info to info@fukushimaresponsebayarea,  so it can added.

NO NUKES ACTIONS NYC 2014: Fukushima to Indian Point – We’re All Connected

3.11 No Nukes Action group are organizing two actions for the 3rd Anniversary of 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

No Nukes Fuk3 NYC eventsTUE. MARCH 11TH 3:30PM
CONSULATE OF JAPAN 299 PARK AVE. (@ 49TH ST.)

3:30PM DEMO & PRESS CONFERENCE
4:00PM LETTER DELIVERY TO THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT
4:30PM MARCH TO TIMES SQUARE

SAT. MARCH 15TH 1PM
UNION SQUARE (14TH ST & BROADWAY)

1PM SPEECH & BALLOON MAKING
2PM MARCH TO TOMPKINS SQ.

MUSIC BY: RUDE MECHANICAL ORCHESTRA

March 11th 2014 marks the third year anniversary since the beginning of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in March 2011. This disaster was caused by not only the massive earthquake and tsunami, but the human error and irresponsibility of the state, nuclear industry and their supporters who prioritize profit over people. Countless issues remain unresolved at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as well as in the surrounding areas with high levels of radioactivity. The radiation from the coast of Fukushima is also contaminating the Pacific Ocean, reminding us that we are all connected by the sea. Fukushima leaves us an overwhelming question; are there any safe places, food or water left for us, or for future generations?

We New Yorkers also live next to Indian Point Energy Center’s two nuclear reactors, sitting right on Hudson River, 25 miles north of NYC. The utility owner Entergy is still operating the power plant, which releases radioactivity 24/7. Indian Point is on an earthquake fault line and one of the reactor’s operating license has just expired in 2013. At any nuclear power plants, danger is inherent and accidents will happen. While we observe an increasing number of natural disasters affecting our city, it’s no longer a question of if, but when Indian Point suffers an accident. And what about the massive amounts of radioactive waste? United States currently has no long-term solution for the highly radioactive nuclear waste being generated every day at over 100 nuclear reactors throughout the country.

We will not forget Fukushima.

Let’s connect and stand with the people in Japan and elsewhere struggling with the consequence of nuclear production.
Join us & Take action!

Organized by the members of: Brooklyn for Peace, Eco-Logic (WBAI-FM), Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Shut Down Indian Point Now!, The Manhattan Project, Todos Somos Japon

For more details visit the source: 3.11 NO-NUKES ACTION NYC

The International Uranium Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY

The International Uranium Film Festival

ART & NUCLEAR AWARENESS: The International Uranium Film Festival comes for the first time to Washington DC and New York, to put under the spotlight Human Rights and the consequences of Nuclear Power, Atomic Bombs, Uranium Mining, Depleted Uranium Weapons.

FROM FRI, 14th TO WED, 19th, 2014
@ The Pavilion Theater
188 Prospect Park West (bet 14th and 15th st), Brooklyn, NY 11215
How to get there: G or F trains to Brooklyn – get off on 15th St/Prospect Park West station

Movie Hotline: 718-369-0838/ tickets available at the box office
Ticket Prices: $12.50 (night) / $9.00 (matinée)
Day Passes: $40.00 (1 day); $ 70.00 (2 days); $90.00 (3 days) $160.00 (5 days)

For more information on the traveling festival, click here.

Nationwide protest vigils to oppose Keystone XL

Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment in the fight to get President Obama to reject Keystone XL.

Now that the State Department has released its [sham] final environmental analysis, the decision will soon be in the president’s hands.

We know that the pipeline fails the climate test he set. But whether or not he stands up to the oil industry and rejects it will depend on what we do in the next few months.

That’s why on MONDAY, Feb 3, we are joining with CREDO, the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and other groups to organize nationwide protest vigils to send a clear and urgent message: Keystone XL is a climate disaster, and President Obama must reject it.

Click here to RSVP for a vigil in your community (or host your own, if there isn’t already one near you.)

What: Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL

Where: Your community

When: Monday, February 3, 6 pm.

In this moment, it’s especially important that we come out of the gate with a strong message to the president.

That’s why we need thousands of people, in hundred of communities around the country, to come together on DAY and show that we are prepared to hold the president to his commitment to take action on climate, and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

RSVP now for a protest vigil in your community on DAY evening.

Thanks for speaking out in this important moment.

If there aren’t any vigils in your community, it’s easy to host one! We’ll invite others to your action, and make sure you have everything you need to make it a success. Even just a handful of people coming together will send a powerful message.

Find an action, or host one in your community.

GROUPS LAUNCH TWO NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2014

GROUPS LAUNCH  TWO NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS

HIGH BURNUP NUCLEAR FUEL: Pushing the Safety Envelope
and
MAKE RADIATION VISIBLE

Organizations from across the country are kicking off two campaigns in Washington DC this week, calling on congress and regulatory agencies to address growing nuclear power hazards: the dangers of hotter-than-ever radioactive waste being generated in US nuclear reactors, and the routine, invisible-yet-harmful radioactivity released from every nuclear power reactor.

The first, HIGH BURNUP NUCLEAR FUEL: Pushing the Safety Envelope, led by Dr. Marvin Resnikoff of Radioactive Waste Management Associates [VT], a renowned radioactive waste specialist and nuclear physicist, will bring awareness to the extra-hazardous high level radioactive waste referred to as High Burnup Fuel (HBF) – nuclear fuel that is used for longer than originally designed for and which has led to fuel failures and leaks in nuclear plants across the country and even greater storage and transport challenges. Resnikoff cautions that the policy of burning fuels longer to improve profits was accepted by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) without adequate scientific evaluation or public knowledge. The consequences include zirconium fuel cladding corrosion in storage pools and dry storage casks. He cautions the continuance of this policy may be endangering public safety. ‘Burning’ longer in the reactors means the nuclear fuel becomes even more adioactive, as much as doubling its heat and radioactivity. The group declares nuclear fuel casings were not designed for this added stress. The resulting corrosion and cracks are allowing leaks and putting citizens at reactors and along transportation routes at risk. Dr. Resnikoff says, “My concern is the NRC is running an experiment in the field, increasing the transportation and disposal risk.”

The second campaign calls for steps to MAKE RADIATION VISIBLE. A group of concerned citizens in the Tennessee Valley, Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation (MATRR), is proposing a plan to reveal these invisible toxins. First, they call on the NRC to upgrade monitoring rules, replacing outdated quarterly averaging currently reported only once a year with real-time online data about radiation levels around nuclear power plants. Second, just like odor markers for natural gas and propane, they call for florescent dyes to be dispersed with emergency radiation plumes, providing immediate warning about where the radioactive releases are traveling – which could be a critical life-saver for the public and first-responders. Third, they call for public health alerts when these known carcinogens and mutagens are released into the environment. Says the MATRR group’s co-founder, Gretel Johnston, “We have weather alerts, smog alerts, and even pollen alerts – why not radioactivity alerts when these poisons are both routinely and accidentally released into our air and water? We are alerted to other hazardous substance spills, why not radiation alerts?”

The committee was organized by long-time nuclear activists Gene Stone, founder of Residents Organized For a Safe Environment (ROSE), and Priscilla Star, founder of Coalition Against Nukes. Among the groups meeting with NRC Commissioners, EPA radiation specialists, and other government officials this week are the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team / Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation (BEST/MATRR), and Nuclear Information and Resource Service.

See enclosed Factsheets:
HBFfactsheet01-09-2014.pdf and MakeRadiationVisible.pdf

Links for more information:

  • ResidentsOrganizedForASafeEnvironment.wordpress.com
  • CoalitionAgainstNukes.org
  • IPSECinfo.org
  • Clearwater.org
  • www.nirs.org
  • SanOnofreSafety.org
  • www.MATRR.org
  • www.rwma.com

25th January 2014: National day of protest against India-Japan nuclear agreement

25th January 2014: national day of protest against India-Japan nuclear agreement

Solidarity statement

To the attention of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the people of India,

The Coalition Against Nukes stands in solidarity with the people of India to send a clear message to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and the nuclear industry. Your nuclear technologies are NOT welcome in India and they are not welcome anywhere.

As citizens of the world we demand an end to the export of nuclear technologies that are spreading cancer and death, contaminating our air and land, and polluting our waters. We instead call for an international cooperation to transform our energy practices into renewable, safe and non polluting technologies. We are tired of our governments acting as front people for the global nuclear mafia and will only intensify our peaceful resistance to these practices.

We are united across borders and continue to grow. We will no longer allow Democracy to be held hostage by the monied interests of your nuclear sponsors. We demand that you represent the interests of the people.

Yours in urgency,

The Coalition Against Nukes

FFAN’s Holiday Guide for Safer Food Choices

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  1. DONATE your time and/or money to FFAN’s crucial effort TODAY!
  2. SIGN FFAN’s Food Safety Petition “Say Bye Bye Becquerels! KEEP HARMFUL RADIOACTIVITY OUT OF OUR CHILDREN’S FOOD!”
  3. SUBMIT Your Comment to the FDA: Insist they lower the acceptable levels of radioactive contaminants allowable in our food supply.
  4. WRITE A LETTER to your Representative to demand FDA do their jobs to protect our families by monitoring our food supply.
  5. JOIN FFAN on Facebook to get up-to-date information. Radiation continues to emit from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plants, affecting the global environment and food supply. Education and awareness are key.
  6. DONATE $5 TO FFAN TODAY! Help us continue this vital work.

“FFAN is the only group working toward safe food policy in the U.S.due to the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe. Please support their work.”— Peter Montague, Founder & Director of Environmental Research Foundation

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Fukushima is Here

Human Mural - Fukushima is HerePlease join us in this human mural event. We need your bodies on October 19th, 2013, at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, to write these 3 words…

FUKUSHIMA IS HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT:
On October 19th, hundreds of people will align their bodies to create a human mural spelling out “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE” and then be photographed from the air. We want you with us.

Please arrive in the vicinity by 10:45 a.m. Helicopter overhead at noon sharp. Event finished by approx 12:15.

THE MESSAGE:
We will arrange ourselves in 100-foot tall lettering. Our aim is to bring awareness to the continuing damage and mismanagement of Fukushima nuclear power plant.

OCEAN BEACH:
Ocean Beach is a one-mile stretch of sand located at the west end of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The closest intersection is Fulton Street and The Great Highway.

 Fukushima is Here

Community Symposium on Decommissioning San Onofre and the Ongoing Dangers of Nuclear Waste

nuke-warningThe immediate goal of the symposium is to assure that “best practices” are applied to make the decommissioning of San Onofre as safe as possible and minimize the long-term risk to area residents.

The ultimate goal of the symposium is to rejuvenate the national dialog about how the U.S. manages nuclear waste, including the safest on-site storage and options for remote storage.

October 19, 2013

News Conference 1 p.m.
Symposium starts at 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

1201 Puerta del Sol, 1st floor San Clemente, CA 92673

This event will be live broadcast: check here for details.

The Community Symposium on Decommissioning San Onofre will feature nationally regarded authorities addressing decommissioning and waste storage:

  • Dr. Arjun Makhijani, expert on Hardened On Site Storage of nuclear waste and long-term management of high-level waste. Dr. Makhijana is President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research.

  • Dr. Marvin Resnikoff, advisor to government, industry and environmental groups on nuclear waste management issues. Dr. Resnikoff is Senior Associate at Radioactive Waste Management Associates.

  • Dr. Donald Mosier, expert on the public health effects of radiation. Dr. Mosier is a member of the Department of Immunology, Scripps Research Institute, and City Council member, Del Mar, California.