Anniversary of Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and other news this week

Japan and the sporting world are cheerfully preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will bring in 32.3 trillion yen. And goody – they’re going to have trans gender toilets! Forget about Fukushima. That’s all fixed up. But, actually, – No!  Fukushima remains a lurking global catastrophe. Despite the propaganda, Fukushima nuclear clean-up is not under control.

Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees pressured to return to contaminated homes.  About 40 percent of 42 local leaders along the coasts of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures doubt their areas will recover by the time of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis. Link between the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and thyroid cancer in children?. Roaming, radioactive boars slow the return of Japan’s nuclear refugees. Financial crunch time looms for Fukushima’s ‘voluntary evacuees’.

AUSTRALIA

CLIMATE and RENEWABLE ENERGY   (I’ve left out heaps here)  State of the Environment report says climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible. Australia’s record-breaking summer heat linked directly to climate change.  Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Apra) could require financial institutions to test climate risks.  Australia’s peak farming group asks govt to consider emissions trading scheme.

In 2017, Australia has already 43% increase in solar rooftop installations.  Already cheaper than grid: – Solar and Storage.

NUCLEAR South Australian Liberal Party condemns the plan to import nuclear wastes.

INTERNATIONAL

(I’ve left out heaps. – especially on climate and renewable energy)

Nuclear lobbyists in disarray on what to do about the nuclear industry’s crisis.

EUROPE. 

USA. Trump brinkmanship as B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS sent to South Korea. Trump administration locks out the media, retreats into secrecy. EPA – USA’s Environment Punishing Agency Now – as Scott Pruitt promotes climate change denialism. The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment.

NORTH KOREANuclear warning from North Korea.

JAPAN. Reasons for Japan to dump nuclear power more obvious now than ever.

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One Response to “Anniversary of Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and other news this week”

  1. miningawareness Says:

    I saw this and thought of you: ” Tesla’s Musk discusses energy proposal with South Australian govt Posted:Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:00:08 -0500 SYDNEY, March 11 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk spoke with the premier of South Australia on Saturday after the tech entrepreneur offered to install $25 million of battery storage within 100 days to prevent recurring blackouts that have disrupted the state. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/6WjhaeqLUAE/australia-power-tesla-idUSL3N1GO04Z

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