No Nukes News: Mothers of Fukushima

Angela Bischoff angela at
Tue Mar 15 14:30:41 EDT 2016


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March 15, 2016

“In my opinion, the negative impacts of nuclear power are greater than the negative impacts of wind power.” -  <> Jack Gibbons. OCAA 

The World

☢  <> Fukushima Five Years On: Not a Comedy of Errors, a Calamity of Terrors A simple overview of the calamity

☢  <> Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected in Japan as a Result of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure by the Physicians for Social Responsibility

☢  <> Fukushima: 5 years In. What Have We (Not) Learned? Lots of links in this Durham Nuclear Awareness blog

☢  <> Court Orders One of Japan’s Two Operating Nuclear Plants to Shut Down citing insufficient safety measures put in place after meltdowns in Fukushima five years ago.

☢  <> The mothers who set up a radiation lab Kaori Suzuki's home is nearby the Fukushima nuclear station. Determined to stay, but worried about her children's health, she and some other mothers set up a laboratory to measure radiation. About 100 so-called "citizen laboratories" have since sprung up.

☢  <> Nuclear Hotseat #246: Fukushima 5th Anniversary – Voices from Japan 1 hour radio program

☢  <> Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima A new Greenpeace International  <> report and  <> blog.

☢  <> Profitable Element, Powerful Entity: Saskatchewan’s Uranium Industry and Dene Ecology Saskatchewan's Dene know their traditional territory better than anyone and they also know the uranium industry is hurting it.



☢ Wind power prices drop below nuke re-build costs in Ontario <>  Ontario just signed 12 contracts with wind and solar companies that are cheaper or competitive with nuclear rebuilds. If we're smart, we'll combine energy efficiency and water power imports from Quebec <>  with made-in-Ontario renewable energy to build a much more cost effective, responsive and responsible electricity system for Ontario.

☢ Cheaper wind contracts bolsters anti-nuke cause <>  The plummeting price of wind and solar energy in Ontario was exemplified in a province wide bidding process that cut the cost by almost half. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the cost of Darlington Nuclear’s rebuild will be significantly more than the contract of wind (energy),” Gibbons said.

☢ Toxic concerns put brakes on nearby nuclear waste burial site <>  Good interviews in this NOW article about OPG’s obscene plan to dump nuclear waste under Lake Huron.


Renewables and Conservation

☼  <> Top lobbying group in historic green energy U-turn Lobby group for coal companies changes tune and is now lobbying for green energy groups.

☼  <> Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17% from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time. The generation capacity of wind farms newly built in 2015 was a record 63 GW, the equivalent of about 60 nuclear reactors.

☼  <> Almost 100 Million Homes May Run Only on Solar by 2020


Take Action!

☢  <> Let's build stronger ties between Ontario and Quebec Send your letter here asking Federal Ministers Morneau and Sohi to support electricity transmission system upgrades that will permit increased electricity trade between Ontario and Quebec.

☢  <> No nuclear waste near the Great Lakes' shores - Send your letter now to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Or send personal emails to  <mailto:Justin.Trudeau at> Justin.Trudeau at &  <mailto:Catherine.McKenna at> Catherine.McKenna at

☢  <> Please send the Premier a message telling her that Pickering must be shut down by 2018 (when its current licence expires) at the latest.
☢  <> Tell Premier Wynne to protect all Ontarians The Ontario government is giving iodine pills to anyone living within 10km of a nuclear power plant -- but studies show that anyone living within 50km is at risk in a nuclear emergency.
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