Looming nuclear disasters

Grossi and Pacific Islanders

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has – no surprise – given its stamp of approval to Japan to dump 1.3 million tons of radioactive tritium-contaminated water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. The decision has already been strongly objected to by leaders of Pacific islands, including in earlier dialogue (pictured) with IAEA chief, Rafael Grossi.

To learn more about tritium, what it is, what it does, and the dangers it poses, Nuclear Hotseat revisits an interview with marine biologist Tim Deere-Jones. He is a UK-based marine biologist, researcher and consultant. Tim specializes in analysis of the radiation threats to our planet’s waters from a wide range of nuclear sources. He gives a  powerful explanation of what we are up against.

And on this week’s Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter: It was hard not to gloat last week when a corrupt Ohio politician got a long prison sentence for leading a criminal racketeering scheme using bribes from a failing nuclear company. What are the implications for corrupt nuclear executives and  politicians in the wake of former Republican Ohio House Speaker, Larry Householder’s 20-year prison sentence, as others also go down for their crimes related to bribery, corruption and racketeering in the nuclear power sector?


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