Groups protest high risks of trucking irradiated nuclear fuel through Michigan

As reported by the Detroit Free Press.

See the groups' press release, and additional media coverage, here.


Federal health officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer

As reported by CBS News.

RT's Ashlee Banks interviewed Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps about this news.

After the ATSDR report was published, Beyond Nuclear did a post going into more detail on the Cold Water Creek and West Lake Landfill radioactive contamination disaster in metro St. Louis, MO.

These radioactive wastes are among the very oldest of the Atomic Age, generated by the processing of Belgian Congo uranium ore in the earliest days of the Manhattan Project, in the early 1940s.


Lost art from Hiroshima's children is rediscovered

Two years after the Hiroshima bombing, children from a church in Washington, DC, sent art supplies to their counterparts in Hiroshima. Those children drew surprising visions of joy, then sent the pictures back to DC as a gift. Forgotten for decades, the pictures were recently rediscovered, and now form part of a moving new film -- Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard. Read more at Beyond Nuclear International.


Hiroshima survivor who helped get the nuclear ban and Nobel Peace Prize

Setsuko Thurlow is perhaps the world's best known Hibakusha -- a survivor of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. When she speaks there is rarely a dry eye in the house. Beyond Nuclear has reprinted her moving testimony, which helped get the UN Ban Treaty and, in turn, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for ICAN. She was 13 and at school when the bombing happened, and was one of the few survivors and when she crawled out of the wreckage, helped by a rescuer, a horrific sight met her eyes.

"Streams of stunned people were slowly shuffling from the city centre toward nearby hills. They were naked or tattered, burned, blackened and swollen. Eyes were swollen shut and some had eyeballs hanging out of their sockets. They were bleeding, ghostly figures like a slow-motion image from an old silent movie. Many held their hands above the level of their hearts to lessen the throbbing pain of their burns. Strips of skin and flesh hung like ribbons from their bones. Often these ghostly figures would collapse in heaps never to rise again."

Read her story. (Photo: Paul Saviano for Hibakusha Stories.) 


New nuclear plans invariably involve a creek, but no paddle

The misadventures of a planned three-reactor site in Cumbria's UK just worsened (or improved, from our perspective) as project owner, Toshiba, appeared to dismiss its latest in a long line of departing partners, Kepco. Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment's Martin Forwood has been watchdogging this latest new nuclear train wreck for years. With struggling Toshiba -- still clinging to its non-existent consortium name of NuGen and whose American partner Westinghouse went bankrupt -- left in sole charge, the UK unions are pressing for the government to foot the bill. But the whole project is far more likely to hit the rocks. Read more at Beyond Nuclear International.