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Wednesday
Apr272011

Evacuation Zones for Nuclear Reactors- Interactive Map

"The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and the continuing crisis at Fukushima -- both Level 7 nuclear disasters --  are clear reminders that standard evacuation zones cannot protect the public from a nuclear accident. Current NRC regulations stipulate a 10 mile evacuation zone around nuclear plants. This is clearly insufficient and 50 miles has been recommended."  

This interactive map from Physicians for Social Responsibility shows how many people live within 10 and 50 miles of US nuclear reactors.

Tuesday
Apr262011

"Nuclear waste to haunt US for generations" Beyond Nuclear on Press TV

Beyond Nuclear on Press TV makes the case against continued reliance on nuclear power.

Tuesday
Apr262011

Chernobyl: 25 years later 

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.

Tuesday
Apr262011

TEPCO filling containment vessels; experts raise doubts

"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

Tuesday
Apr262011

Nuke agency says water may be leaking from No. 1 reactor container

"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)