The South Korean Government is constructing a naval base on Jeju Island. Officially named an “Island of Peace” by the late President Roh Moo Hyun, Jeju was the site of a 1948 massacre in which more than 30,000 civilians were estimated to have been slaughtered during a democratic uprising. Located strategically in the Korea Strait, the island’s potential to become a … [Read more...] about Koreans fight against military base: Why should you care?
Archives for August 2011
Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition (Japan Focus link) Koide Hiroaki Introduction and translation by Sakai Yasuyuki and Norimatsu Satoko Introduction Koide Hiroaki began his career as a nuclear engineer forty years ago drawn to the promise of nuclear power. Quickly, however, he recognized the flaws in Japan’s nuclear power program and emerged as among the best … [Read more...] about The Truth About Nuclear Power:
Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima Kodama Tatsuhiko Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo Head, Radioisotope Center, the University of Tokyo originally published at JAPAN FOCUS Translation by Kyoko Selden Talk at the July 27, 2011 meeting of the Committee on Welfare and Labor of the House of … [Read more...] about Radiation Effects on Health:
David McNeill & Jake Adelstein It is one of the mysteries of Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis: How much damage did the March 11 earthquake do to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors before the tsunami hit? The stakes are high: If the quake structurally compromised the plant and the safety of its nuclear fuel, then every other similar reactor in Japan will have to be … [Read more...] about What happened at Fukushima? (revised version of an article earlier in the Atlantic)
http://www.radiationdefense.jp/福島第一原発事故についての正確な情報を共有し、放射能から未来を守るために立ち上がりました！ 「世界最大規模の原子力事故」福島第一原発事故によって放射性物質が拡散し、空気、大地、河川、湖、地下水、海への汚染、食糧への汚染が広がり続けています。情報を隠し、基準値を上げての「安全」宣言のなかで、健康被害が発生・拡大していくことを防ぐために私たちは活動を始めました。正しい情報を発信し、放射能からこの国を守るための具体的な提案や活動をおこなうことを目的とした市民グループです。首 都圏をはじめ日本全国、さらには世界各国から、「福島第一原発事故の真実を知りたい」という思いでつながった約5000人のメンバーを有する Facebookグループ「福島第一原発を考えます」 … [Read more...] about 放射能防御プロジェクト