Posts by Greg White:


    Japanese technology used to purify Fukushima radiated soil could cleanse Agent Orange from Vietnam,

    Japanese technology used to decontaminate radioactive soil at the Fukushima Daiichi site could possibly help rid Vietnam of traces of Agent Orange, noxious contaminants used by the United States for chemical warfare during the Vietnam War. After a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2011, the Japanese civil engineering company Shimizu tested its water Read More


    U.S. nuclear capacity expected to increase by 2020, despite closures,

    The nuclear capacity of the United States isn’t expected to wane any time soon. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the nuclear capacity in the United States should increase between 2016 and 2020, despite the scheduled closure of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generating capacity by 2019. Entergy Corp. announced in Read More


    Anchorwoman fired for fleeing Japan during Fukushima crisis wins court case against NHK,

    The Tokyo District Court on Monday annulled a decision by the NHK to terminate the contract of a French anchorwoman for temporarily fleeing Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown.(1) The ruling also creed that Emmanuelle Bodin’s decision to leave the country in wake of the worst nuclear catastrophe since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster did not Read More


    Researchers develop glass material which can filter radiation from toxic water in Fukushima,

    The Fukushima Daiichi power plant has bled hundreds of tons of radioactive material into the air and sea. One of the great challenges of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is figuring out how to contain the nuclear waste flooding the ocean each day. Now, researchers believe they have found a solution to this dilemma — Read More


    How to rise from the ashes of a nuclear fallout,

    Seeing our world peppered in nuclear ash is inevitable — at least, this is what the folks at the American Chemical Society seem to believe. Rather than release a video explaining how we can prevent nuclear fallout, the agency released a video explaining how we can cope with it, instead. Still, in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, it Read More


    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to turn Australia into a nuclear wasteland for other countries,

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull feels cautious, but is at the same time open to the idea of a nuclear fuel leasing industry in Australia. The industry would consist of leasing fuel rods to other countries, and then storing the waste afterwards. In other words, Australia would become a nuclear junkyard that other countries could use to Read More


    Cancer rates at Fukushima worse than Chernobyl,

    The Fukushima Daiichi meltdown was the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. While the Chernobyl disaster was worse than the Fukushima disaster in several respects, recent evidence suggests cancer rates from the latter debacle trump the former. Just this month, the Japanese government made its first admission that radiation exposure caused a worker to develop cancer, following Read More


    Nearly a million cancer diagnoses to follow post-Fukushima disaster, according to new study,

    A recent report published in the Fairewinds Energy Education (FEE), titled “Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan,” estimates there will be about a million cancer diagnoses in Japan due to the Fukushima disaster. According to the new report, given the data collected by esteemed Japanese medical professionals and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), there will be Read More

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was briefed on the situation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant as he toured the facility back on Sept. 19, 2013.  chief Akira Ono (4th L) in front of two tanks (back) which are being dismantled after leaking contaminated water, during his tour to the tsunami-crippled plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan on September 19, 2013. Abe told Fukushima's operator to fix radioactive water leaks as he toured the crippled nuclear plant on September 19, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control. AFP PHOTO / Japan Pool  JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JAPAN POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

    TEPCO erects coastal wall around No.1 nuclear reactor,

    It’s been one step forward and two steps back for officials trying to restore the Fukushima Daiichi site. Although it will take decades to clean up the power plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has finally completed erecting a coastal wall around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor. The coastal wall spans 780-meters and Read More


    How the Fukushima disaster went from bad, to worse, to cursed,

    The idea behind synergy is that when two bad things happen, a third event, even worse than the previous two events combined, follows. It has the faint undertones of Murphy’s Law, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. These abstract maxims turned into concrete realities at the Fukushima Power Plant, where conditions Read More