Because of a lack of petrochemical resources, Japan has become dependant on nuclear power plants — while retaining memories of the nuclear holocaust. The Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster demonstrated the vulnerability of this plan. Caitlin Stronell from Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center/Japan talks about their efforts to create a nuclear-free society.
Jan Miyasaki talks to Paul Gunter, nuclear reactor hazard specialist, and Kevin Kamps, nuclear waste specialist, both from Beyond Nuclear, about issues surrounding nuclear power, waste storage and transport, and failing government oversight.
Sandwiched between the anniversaries of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jan talks with Caitlin Stronell of the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center and editor of the “Nuke Info Tokyo” newsletter about that group’s efforts to reduce and eliminate the use of nuclear materials in Japan. She also updates on the Fukushima disaster, 9 […]