fukushima

  • Over two years after the initial disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, the problematic plant is back in the news - the plant is leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the surrounding ocean. The announcement has elicited a firm response from the Japanese government and international criticism.

    August 19, 2013 - By admin
  • Fukushima 2013 to 20013? Legacy of the Nuclear Age

    Next week marks the second anniversary of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima reactors in Japan. Remember? The days and weeks we collectively crossed our fingers as heroic workers improvised and threw everything they could at melting reactors and damaged spent fuel pools to stave off disaster...

    March 7, 2013 - By Paul Carroll
  • We aren't the only ones concerned about nuclear disasters. National Geographic’s “Doomsday Dashboard” uses Twitter feeds to see which "end-of-the-world scenario" has people the most worried.

    June 22, 2012 - By Nora Wilkinson
  • More than a year after the Tohoku earthquake rocked Japan, concerns about the safety of the Fukushima nuclear facility persist.

    May 15, 2012 - By Rebecca Remy
  • Anniversaries have a way of generating reflection and re-assessment, and that is a good thing. But next week’s anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe risks missing a huge piece of the story – that ALL things nuclear are inherently risky and that our assumptions about how we can control them need to be rethought.

    March 9, 2012 - By Paul Carroll
  • “In Hiroshima, there is a stone monument that says ‘Please sleep in rest. We will not repeat the same mistake.’ But we did. This time, by our own hands. Right now, in Japan, nuclear power plant radiation is affecting citizens physically and mentally as it was in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

    August 15, 2011 - By Anonymous
  • August 8, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Japan’s victory in the women’s World Cup championship owned the headlines earlier this week.  The news provided some much needed morale-building four months after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami devastated much of the nation.

    July 22, 2011 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • May 4, 2011 - By Paul Carroll
  • A deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan have left thousands dead and even more imperiled.  Critical situations at two nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Japan have left workers scrambling to restore stability inside the five reactor cores.  For reporters and researchers, Ploughshares Fund recommends the following nuclear experts for the best analysis on the evolving situation:

    March 14, 2011 - By Reid Pauly