Beyond Nuclear on Press TV makes the case against continued reliance on nuclear power.
An April 2011 report by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) finds, “Particularly tragic is the fate of the thousands of children who were born dead or died in infancy, who were born with malformations and hereditary diseases, or who are forced to live with diseases they would not have developed under normal circumstances.”
Nuclear power remains inherently dangerous to all life forever. The failure of its multiple barrier systems to contain timelessly harmful radiation in routine and cumulative contaminating radioactive releases to the land, air and water, by tragic nuclear accidents like Chernobyl and now Fukushima, or ultimately after decades, centuries and milliniuems, the inevitable release of toxic nuclear waste to the environment and upon succeeding generations demonstrate the monumental irresponsibility to continue the operation of nuclear power and the construction of new reactors.
"The water level at the No. 1 reactor has been raised to about 6 meters above the bottom of the containment vessel. That level is 3 meters below the bottom of the pressure vessel.
But TEPCO has been unable to verify the water levels at the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors, and suspect that water is leaking from the damaged containment vessels." Asahi
"The government's nuclear agency said Tuesday that water may be leaking from the No. 1 reactor container of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and that remote-controlled robots are expected to check the situation inside the reactor building." Kyodo News (subscription required)
A protester has been killed opposing the massive French nulcear reactor project proposed at Jaitapur, situated in one of the most precious ecosystems in India. The project - made possible by the nuclear Non-Porliferation Treaty-breaking U.S.-India nuclear agreement, has been imposed against the will of villagers, farmers and fishermen who have been staging mass protests for many months. Please consider signing the petition to urge Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister, to listen to his people and abandon the EPR nuclear project, which was determined with no democratic process.