Hold the cesium: Ways to reduce radiation in your diet

Tomoko Otake, Japan Times, Tokyo Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=11673&Section=Nutrition 09-21-11 Six months into the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No.1 power plant, this is a question many consumers have been asking — particularly those in eastern Japan who get most of their daily foods from Tohoku, the nation’s agricultural heartland. While readings of radiation … Continue reading

Traces of Japan nuclear fallout in California rainwater

by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Sept 21, 2011 http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Traces_of_Japan_nuclear_fallout_in_California_rainwater_999.html Low levels of radioactivity showed up in rainwater in northern California two weeks after the Japan nuclear disaster in March but soon returned to normal, said a US study out Wednesday. The detected levels of radioactive isotopes cesium, iodine, and tellurium were very small and posed … Continue reading

Karl Grossman: Democracy, The Antidote to Nuclear Hegemony

by Karl Grossman The just-announced decision by Siemens, a major player in the nuclear industry, to withdraw entirely from nuclear power is a significant declaration by a corporation about nuclear power and the world’s potential energy future “The chapter is closed for us,” Peter Loescher, chief executive of the Germany-based engineering group, said Sunday. “We … Continue reading

Knocking on the Devil’s Door: Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy – a documentary of the greatest urgency

by Jan Lundberg 17 September 2011 http://www.culturechange.org/cms/content/view/779/1/   “We must outlaw nuclear reactors.” – Admiral Hyman Rickover, the Father of the Nuclear Navy, to Congress in his farewell speech Gary Null, radio talk show host and author, with Producer Richard Gale, has produced a comprehensive indictment of nuclear power and weapons. The first thing the … Continue reading

Alarmed West dismisses Iran nuclear “charm offensive”

(Reuters) – Western powers said on Wednesday there was growing evidence suggesting Iran was working to develop a nuclear missile and a recent “charm offensive” by Tehran failed to address those fears. Statements by Britain, Germany, France and the United States at a board meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog made clear they were not … Continue reading

Obama’s Wrongheaded Stance on Nuclear Power – After Japan Disaster

Friday 15 April 2011 by: Karl Grossman, Truthout | Op-Ed President Barack Obama, in the Rose Garden at the White House, prepares to speak at a press conference about the disasters in Japan, March 17, 2011. (Doug Mills / The New York Times) President Barack Obama’s support this week for the construction of more nuclear … Continue reading

Atomic Power in a Destabilized Climate

by KEVIN KAMPS The nuclear power industry has spent a lot of money on public relations and national advertizing campaigns aimed at convincing the public and decision makers that atomic energy is a solution to the worsening climate crisis. But extreme weather, likely made more frequent and intense by the growing concentration of heat-trapping greenhouse … Continue reading