Japan Foreign Minister Calls for Another Nuclear Plant Shutdown

The Japanese Prime Minister has asked for inspections and protections against another nuclear disaster and in doing so, told the electric company they should shut another nuclear plant down.  The Hamaoka nuclear plant should be shut down according to CNN, until earthquake and tsunami protections can be built. The plant — on the Pacific coast in Omaezaki, southwest of Tokyo…

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Celebrating a Nuclear Disaster 25 Years Later

We are marking 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.  What have we learned?  I remember the announcement the Nuclear disaster had happened in Russia 25 years ago.  No one knew exactly how bad it would be, but that it was the worst disaster at a nuclear power plant. Marking this disaster yesterday, we have…

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Japan Nuclear Crisis Level Rises to 7- Same As Chernobyl

Late last night, CNN reported that Japan had announced the new level of the nuclear crisis to level 7 the same as Chernobyl 25 years ago in Russia where 32 people died.  This morning many are saying it is too little too late, but with what Japan had to put up with in this crisis, they…

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Japan Apologizes for Dumping Radiation Into Ocean!!

After dumping a million times what is safe into the ocean, Japanese authorities apologized on Tuesday for their part in putting radiation into the ocean.  So what does an apology do to clean up the ocean? Now, Japan is issuing guidelines on what is safe to eat in fish and vegetable with radiation.  Gosh, aren’t you about…

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Tons of Radiation Leaking into Sea in Japan

Over the weekend, the news was worse than we had thought from the nuclear reactors.  It seems the radiation leaking into the sea is 10 times the rate originally thought and measured in tons of waste leaking into the ocean water. What is this doing to the ocean water?  How far does this radiation go?…

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Nuclear Disaster on the Same Level as Three Mile Island!

Each day the news from Japan gets worse.  Even the directors from the Plant Operators broke down in tears yesterday when he met with reporters after apologizing for the disaster. The Japanese do not show emotions easily, so this is serious when they break down in tears.  This means they know that it is the…

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Nuclear Crisis In Japan, Rethinking Nuclear?

It is Wednesday and the reactors in Japan are in critical shape. Headed for a meltdown and many throughout the world are re checking their nuclear power plants.  Isn’t it time to review Nuclear? I remember doing a paper on this very topic when I was in College and it was a hotly debated topic…

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