Category Archives: Science

USS Reagan Fukushima Lawsuit

Built in the 1990s at a cost of $4.5 billion, the USS Reagan aircraft carrier is one of the largest warships in the world. In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, the USS Ronald … Continue reading

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Break a Leg

It’s been notable that since the fifth anniversary last March of the Fukushima disaster, the anti-nuke community has become a lot less vocal. Usual suspects, such as ENE News and Fukushima Diary, who during those first five years were prolific, … Continue reading

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Activists and Assassinations

At last night’s closing ceremony of the Olympic Games the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was dressed as Nintendo’s Super Mario. Abe was there to accept the Olympic Torch for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo; which is a tad surreal … Continue reading

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Fukushima Fatigue

I haven’t written anything about Fukushima since the 5th anniversary of the disaster last March. I call it ‘Fukushima fatigue’ and many in the anti-nuke community are suffering from it. We’ve had five years of trying to make people aware … Continue reading

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Homo Insaniens

The Pacific Ocean is by far the largest body of water on the planet and covers one third of the Earth’s surface. Billions of people rely on the Pacific as a source of protein. Millions of people rely on the … Continue reading

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In a time of universal deceit…

… telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Talking of which, last Monday, as a prelude to next month’s G7 summit in Japan, ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States laid white wreaths at a … Continue reading

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Fukushima: The First Five Years

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake. It was one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded, which along with the resulting tsunami killed almost 16,000 people in north eastern Japan. It also caused triple meltdowns at the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Neutron Bombardment

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located on the Hudson river, just 25 miles north of New York City. Almost 20 million people live within a 50 mile radius of the plant. Indian Point began operating in 1962 and … Continue reading

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Smoking is bad for your health

Sometimes in the grimmest of situations you can’t help but smile, particularly when you come across a news item like this… Abe administration mulling crackdown on secondhand smoke ahead of Tokyo Olympics Japan was awarded the 2020 Olympics back in … Continue reading

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Pissing In the Wind

I started this blog just over five years ago, in early January 2011, prompted by the Arab uprisings which were then just kicking off. Then of course a few months later there was the magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake off the … Continue reading

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