We would like to remind you that today is the 5th anniversary of the memorable occasion on which Cumbria County Council, led by Eddie Martin, voted against going to “Stage Four” of the MRWS search for a suitable area in which to site a Geological Disposal Facility.

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Source: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/95479

On December 2, 2017 the University of Chicago celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear chain reaction that led to the building of the atomic bomb and the nuclear power industry. The physicist Leo Szilard said at the time that by his and Enrico Fermi’s invention universal death had come into the world. Today critics of the 2017 anniversary say that the lectures and events were biased in favor of nuclear weapons and nuclear power and even insulting to radiation victims as they culminated in fireworks in the shape of a mushroom cloud. The Nuclear Energy Information Service, NEIS, called attention to the plight of people who suffer the consequences of radiation. Dave Kraft of NEIS introduces the first speaker, Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen.

Gundersen talks about his trips to Japan to collect dirt samples following the nuclear reactor explosions at Fukushima and his work with Japanese citizens who learn to collect and analyze samples. Gundersen finds to this day serious contamination up to 300 miles from Fukushima – even in areas that have been declared safe to live. He describes the terrible social pressure placed on mothers to return, with their children, to communities contaminated with radioactive particles.He speaks of doctors under order from the Japanese government to diagnose the common effects of radiation as caused by stress. And he reveals that the NRC knew about the scale of the radiological contamination days after the meltdowns, describing the whole province of Fukushima as a contaminated zone. He also reveals that a stadium inside Fukushima province will be hosting the baseball competitions at the 2020 Olympics.

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Myth: We need to build more nuclear power if we want to cut electricity emissions quickly and turn off coal and natural gas power plants. Short answer: Renewables can grow fast because they can be installed practically everywhere rapidly and simultaneously.

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Kumar Sundaram | Besides the irresponsible and belligerent nuclear weapons posture of the Trump administration, especially the “hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions” of the US and North Korea, the famed Doomsday Clock statement this year also mentions nuclear escalation in South Asia as a reason behind shifting the clock closest-ever to the midnight

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Communities in central India’s Mandla district, especially Gond adivasi tribes, have been vociferously agitating against the Chutka nuclear reactor project proposed in their region. Villagers in Chutka and Tatighat, who will be immediately affected due to the project by losing their land and livelihoods, boycotted the local elections of gram-sabha.

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In 2017, world leaders failed to respond effectively to the looming threats of nuclear war and climate change, making the world security situation more dangerous than it was a year ago—and as dangerous as it has been since World War II.

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Around 30 per cent of workers at the plant subsequently displayed high post traumatic stress responses (PTSR), including flashbacks and avoidance of reminders of the terrifying events they experienced, according to lead researcher Jun Shigemura, an associate professor at Japan’s National Defense Medical University’s department of psychiatry.

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