Tag: nuclear power
Ethan Smith – Just 3 generations ago, the first nuclear waste was created for future generations to deal with.
Sayer Ji, Founder, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Concerns over the possibility of a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown event in the US have been growing, with the most likely next disaster predicted in 2011 to be surprisingly close to Miami Florida, at the Turkey Point facility 41 miles south near Homestead. According to a July 23rd NPR story, the Turkey […]
Michael Snyder, Guest Waking Times The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima […]
Cosmic Convergence, Guest Waking Times Never before in the modern era has humankind been confronted with a nuclear disaster the likes of Fukushima. Truly, Japan has become the location of the greatest nuclear catastrophe in history, one that has defied countless attempts to resolve it. Although it was once imagined to occur in China on the […]
Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times It is now two years since the Tsunami and consequent nuclear ‘accident’ at Fukushima. I remember it so well, we delayed the release of our 5GATEWAYS film as a mark of respect and solidarity for the people. So what’s the situation at Fukushima now? And what are the implications society should […]
Richard Wilcox, Guest Writer Waking Times cognitive dissonance – noun – Mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information…. when confronted with challenging new information, most people seek to preserve their current understanding of the world by rejecting, explaining away, or avoiding the new information or by convincing themselves that no […]
Marco Torres Waking Times Thanks to Japan’s Fukushima disaster, the entire northern hemisphere is now being polluted daily with trace levels of radioactive isotopes. Despite the contamination of everything from water to food and air, the world continues to march forward with deadly nuclear power initiatives. Worse yet is that another 22 confirmed nuclear power […]
Eco-Watch Waking Times On Aug. 12, Unit 2 of the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut—which provides half of Connecticut’s power and 12 percent of New England’s—was shut down because the seawater used to cool the plant was too warm. For the last few months EcoWatch has been covering what’s become the worst drought in the U.S. […]
Peter Rugh, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times Occupy Nukes demonstrations were held in towns and cities across the United States on Monday, marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Approximately 140,000 civilians were killed by the bomb, code-named Little Boy, while hundreds of thousands died later of cancer, and thousands more […]
Dr. Vandana Shiva Navdaya International Fukushima has raised, once again, the perennial questions about human fallibility and human frailty, about human hubris and man’s arrogance in thinking he can control nature. The earthquakes, the tsunami, the meltdown at Japan’s nuclear power plant are nature’s reminders of her power. The scientific and industrial revolution was based […]
The “science” practiced today is a science of domination and control. It is almost never carried out for humanitarian purposes to benefit humankind. Even the entire intellectual property “ownership” system of patents and trademarks is set up to grant corporate monopolies over innovation, thereby denying the People access to such innovations. Intellectual property laws have been twisted and exploited by corporate giants to hijack the innovation process and use it to crush competition.
That the world community has yet to come together to address this nuclear catastrophe, which will most assuredly affect every square inch of the planet, is even more inconceivable. Just like the BP Gulf Oil Spill, the moment has been seized by those who would rather take advantage of this ‘distraction’ instead of using the opportunity to systematically shut down the entire industry.