The fifth anniversary of the tsunami and earthquake which devastated Japan on March 11, 2011 caused the press to again — briefly — pay attention to the condition of the four Fukushima reactors, the radiated water gushing into the Pacific, the 9 millions bags of contaminated soil and debris, the daily crises faced by 80,000 evacuees, and the ghost towns. (Links to a few are below).
Safe & Green held a vigil on Saturday March 12 for a vigil between 10am and noon, at Pliny Park in downtown Brattleboro. About 30 citizens from Windham County, central Vermont, and downwind in the Pioneer Valley gathered together to counteract the nuclear industry whitewash, and spread the truth. At noon we walked silently through the Farmers Market and along Main Street.
By Safe & Green Campaign members:
Fukushima: Five Years Later [Popular Science February 2016] A clear overview
NIRS April 5, 2016 Telebriefing on current conditions in Japan with Mary Olsen, NIRS and Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds, who both the country in March 2016. Presentation 30 minutes, followed by Q&A (60 minutes). http://www.nirs.org/fukushima/telebrief_20160405_fukushima.mp3
Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds, reporting from Japan now. This audio episode is on daily living impacts. [Put on a Happy Face – Japan]
Namie: Abandoned Town in Japan’s Chernobyl (The Telegraph UK photos]
Kawauchi: Citizens step in where government has failed Fukushima children [Simply Info, the Fukushima Project 2014]
Over 9 million bags of nuclear clean up waste piled up across Fukushima [Mainichi JP December 2015]
Five years on, contamination crisis [South China Morning Post February 2016]
Japan to consider ocean disposal [Ashahi Shimbum December 2015]
For Fukushima mothers, protecting children from radiation comes at a heavy price [Ashahi Shimbum February 2016]
Cancer on the Rise in post-Fukushima [Fairewinds Energy Education November 2015]
Public Housing for Disaster Victims [Japan Times February 2016]