Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Tepco Example: Convincing Enough?

Just because we don't hear much in mainstream media land about the ongoing crisis in Fukushima, Japan doesn't mean all is well at the decimated nuclear power plant. Two years since the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown, the crisis continues to wreak havoc on the country and threatens to pollute entire oceans with radioactive wastewater.
Was it simply an earthquake and tsunami that caused this global problem? Or is it a result of poor, selfish planning by people?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Return to Action

April 16, 2013, makes a full year since my last post. Not too consistent, am I? I think I had a case of information overload. So many platforms for expression now...

As reported last month by John Daly, blogger at, a former Manhattan Project nuclear plant is leaking "highly toxic sludge," which we are told is going to be removed and shipped to some site in Nevada? No doubt on or near an Indian reservation

By highly toxic sludge, I think they mean radioactive waste. Oh, and guess who gets to pay for it? Taxpayers. Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, called the mess at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a “perfect radioactive storm.” 

It turns out that the site has been leaking millions of gallons of radioactive waste into the ground water near the Columbia River for decades. But don't worry because the Department of Energy assumed responsibility for safely disposing the waste in 1989. Now the department is saying the cost for cleaning up this mess amounts to $114.8 BILLION. Tough luck for a state facing mandatory budget cuts. 

Obviously the average taxpayer will foot the bill, while corporations contracted for the clean up will receive the billions. 

When the so-called "toxic sludge" that we know is highly radioactive is being transported across states, what guaranty is there that no accidents will happen along the way?

This is why nuclear energy is unsustainable and will most likely be the end of US.

If you're still not convinced, check out some recent findings regarding the record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant on

Monday, April 16, 2012

Helen Caldicott interviews Glenn Carroll on utility company Georgia Power and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

This is a detailed discussion about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ignoring concerns about the environment and human health in order to built the first new nuclear power plants in the U.S. in several decades.

With disasters like Fukishima still threatening the world's health and safety it appears that our government is being persuaded more by money than human beings.

Health is a human right, but corporations are exchanging them for profits - with the blessing of our government that's Constitutionally bound to protect We the People.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Keep talking, asking questions

It's hard to believe it's already been one year since the worst nuclear disaster happened at the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
So I think it's absurd and outrageous that the Obama Administration gave a go-ahead to Southern Company to build a new nuclear plant in Georgia. Why does money trump human life and suffering? If it must be this way, shouldn't we be honest about it and admit that some of us will be sacrificed for the profit of others?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Water for Tears

Here's a post for you. Plenty of dollars for bombs, drugs, private jets, yet not enough to ensure everyone has a clean drop to drink. Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, tears of wasted potential...

Friday, July 11, 2008

KPFT debut of Helen Caldicott

Cheers to 90.1 KPFT for launching "I Love This Planet" with host Helen Caldicott! She is an active body of wisdom and has plenty to teach us about protecting our Mother.

Dr. Helen Caldicott

By protecting our Mother we protect mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

Nuclear energy and weapons production must be banned forever from every country on Earth, starting with the U.S.

The program begins Monday, June 13 at 7 pm. Listen to it with me.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nuclear weapons and its promoters are irrational

Nuclear power is not the answer to the energy crisis. It is expensive, extremely dangerous and a security threat. Waste produced by nuclear power plants must be transported and stored, thus creating more opportunities for accidents, attacks or natural disasters.

The US government and politicians should not be allowed to condemn other countries or threaten them for trying to attain nuclear capabilities, whether for peaceful purposes or not. The US has more nuclear weapons than any country in the world, with Russia coming in at a close second.