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NEIS Release: Damning Fukushima Report Released

Japanese Diet releases scathing report re-writing the “official story” on Fukushima disaster causes

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July 5, 2012

CHICAGO—The Japanese National Diet (parliament) Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission released a scathing report today which lays primary responsibility for the Fukushima disaster on the government, the regulators and the nuclear industry; and which seriously challenges the popular explanation for the three meltdowns and explosions at the reactor site in March, 2011.

The Report — The Official Report of The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission — calls the Fukushima disaster: “…a profoundly man-made disaster – that could and should have been foreseen and prevented,” according to Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chair of the Commission.  Continue reading NEIS Release: Damning Fukushima Report Released

NEIS Events: Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima. & Radiation Exposure and Health.

Posted April 15, 2011

Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima.
A series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, and lessons learned from the current nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan.
Monday, April 25: 

  • Memorial Service, 4-5 p.m. Henry Moore Sculpture to Atomic Energy, 56th and Ellis, Univ. of Chicago Campus
  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Univ. of Chicago Campus, Hyde Park, Chicago, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26: Chornobyl anniversary

  • International Radioactive Waste Awareness Day, leafleting and handing out personal-sized bits of “radioactive waste” — downtown Chicago – 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (volunteers needed)
  • “Radiation Exposure and Health: From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond,” DePaul Univ. Campus, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28:

  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, 7 p.m.

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Radiation Exposure and Health.
From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond.
Tuesday, April 26:
6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m.
Depaul University McGowan South (1110 W. Belden) Room # 108 [map]
Speakers: 

  • JEFF PATTERSON: Past President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
  • DAVE KRAFT: Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service

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Nuclear Disaster in Japan – NEIS Continuing Coverage

Posted March 13, 2011

NEIS has been offering local analysis and background to the nuclear disaster in Japan and the dangers of Illinois’ reliance on nuclear energy:

Local News Coverage

See NEIS’s new YouTube channel (thank you Ahern!)

March 12, 2011

NBC-Chicago, Channel 5: Video | Story
WGN-News, Channel 9: Video

March 11, 2011

ABC-WLS, Channel 7: Video
Fox-News, Channel 32: Video

Trusted Resources

Download this sheet for a full list of resources on this issue.

» Green Action Blog (Translated articles and documents by long time safe-energy activist Aileen Mioko Smith)
» Citizens Nuclear Information Center (Tokyo) News Service (Japan’s largest and best-known anti-nuclear organization is an important source of information and analysis on the disaster)

News Service Photos

March 12 2011 Japan Nuclear Disaster: Police in Protective Clothing March 12 2011 Japan Nuclear Disaster: Residents scanned for exposure
March 12 2011 Japan Nuclear
Disaster: Police in Protective Clothing
(CNN)
March 12 2011 Japan Nuclear
Disaster: Residents scanned for exposure
(BBC)

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