Japan will build no new nuclear reactors. It’s a huge body blow to the global industry, and could mark a major turning point in the future of energy. Says Prime Minister Naoto Kan: “We need to start from scratch… and do more to promote renewables.” Wind power alone could—and now
In the wake of the apocalyptic nightmare at Fukushima, the multi-trillion-dollar global nuclear power industry is looking over the abyss at a long-overdue extinction.
There is no safe dose of radiation.
We do not x-ray pregnant women.
The Japanese people are now paying a horrific price for the impossible dream of the “Peaceful Atom.” For a half-century they have been told that what’s happening now at Fukushima would never occur.
Our hearts and souls must first and foremost go out to them. As fellow humans, we must do everything in our power to ease their wounds, their terrible losses and their unimaginable grief.
We are also obliged—for all our sakes—to make sure this never happens again.
Had the massive 8.9 Richter-scale earthquake that has just savaged Japan hit off the California coast, it could have ripped apart at least four coastal reactors and sent a lethal cloud of radiation across the entire United States. (http://nukefree.org/ace-hoffman-computerized-graphic-what-if-chernobyl-h… )
The national corporate campaign to destroy America’s public sector unions has drawn first blood in Ohio.
The escalating confrontations in Wisconsin and Ohio are ultimately about preventing the US from becoming a full-on fascist state.
Amidst huge budget cuts in social programs, Obama wants to give $36 Billion in loan guarantees for new nuke reactors.
The Ohio GOP may soon push “breakthrough” legislation requiring the official execution of Medicare recipients.
Socialism has again triumphed at the Super Bowl. The only major sports team owned by the community in which it lives has toughed out its fourth modern-era National Football League championship.