Remembering Fukushima

This week on Nuclear Hotseat, it’s the annual Fukushima Anniversary Special: VOICES FROM JAPAN. This year, host Libbe HaLevy and her guests consider earthquake dangers to Japan’s nuclear reactors. In addition to an update on Fukushima at 13, the program focuses on the January 1, 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake that shook the two Shika nuclear…

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IAEA fraud in Brussels

On March 21, 2024, the International Atomic Energy Agency will host a Nuclear Energy Summit for world leaders and other officials at the expo center (pictured) in Brussels, Belgium. This follows the announcement at the COP28 climate summit last December to triple global nuclear capacity by 2050. This is an absurd fantasy, too late, too expensive,…

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Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation, Feb. 28, 11am ET

Announcement from Susan Schuurman, Communications Manager, New Mexico Environmental Law Center: IACHR to Host Hearing on Impacts to Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights from Uranium Exploitation–Feb. 28th at 11am EST/9am MST IACHR GRANTS THEMATIC HEARING ON IMPACTS TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’  HUMAN RIGHTS FROM URANIUM EXPLOITATION Historic Hearing to be Held in Washington, D.C. Weds, Feb. 28th…

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Remembering the first French atomic test

In a statement fully endorsed by Beyond Nuclear, which is a member of ICAN, 15 non-governmental organizations issued a statement on February 13, 2024 marking 64 years since France detonated its first atomic “test” in Algeria, leaving a legacy of transgenerational damage and a radiologically contaminated environment. The statement reads: “On the occasion of the…

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It’s still 90 seconds to midnight

The Doomsday Clock, established in 1947 by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, when it stood at seven minutes to midnight, remains at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest the hands have ever been to zero hour. The Doomsday Clock was moved to 90 seconds to midnight a year ago, a reflection of the growing…

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Third anniversary of the TPNW

From ICAN: Today marks the third anniversary of the entry into force of the historic and landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There were many simultaneous events held around the world and increasing concerns raised about the wars currently being conducted by two nuclear-armed nations, Israel and Russia. A statement from the International…

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Our letter in the Boston Globe

After Ernest Moniz and Armond Cohen, in an oped in the Boston Globe, suggested they knew what the world wants is more nuclear power, the paper published our letter to the editor. As it’s behind a paywall, you can see a PDF here. We pointed out that the writers’ aspirations were detached from reality, given…

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Interview with Melissa Parke

On this week’s edition of Nuclear Hotseat, host Libbe HaLevy interviews Melissa Parke, (pictured in photo by ICAN) the new executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. HaLevy writes: Melissa Parke took over the helm of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons…

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Standing room only at Nuclear-Free Future Awards

It was standing room only at the 2023 Nuclear-Free Future Awards and ‘Hope for the Future’ art exhibition held in New York City on November 28. The joint event, combining the long-standing Awards with an art exhibit focused on work by youth from the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, took place at the…

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The long struggle for cleanup on Navajo land

A good 12-minute investigative piece by ABC News looks at the toxic legacy of uranium mines on Navajo land, the struggle for cleanup and efforts to ensure no new uranium mines are ever opened there. (Headline photo of Larry King; still from ABC News report.)

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