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Fukushima: a strange kind of homecoming

Fukushima: a strange kind of homecoming | Fukushima | Scoop.it
One year on from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Unuma family return to the exclusion zone and what was once their farm
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Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction

Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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Chernokids: Los niños de Chernobil

Año: 2010 Sinopsis: En un orfanato en Ukrania, unos niños se preparan para festejar el día de la madre con la madre que ellos consideran ser la suya: la cent...
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The Hottest Particle

Three years ago, Fairewinds was one of the first organizations to talk about “hot particles” that are scattered all over Japan and North America’s west coast. Hot…
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Japón autoriza el primer retorno de los evacuados de Fukushima

Japón autoriza el primer retorno de los evacuados de Fukushima | Fukushima | Scoop.it
300 ciudadanos regresan a sus casas en la zona de exclusión. Los afectados se debaten entre el miedo y la falta de trabajo
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March And Rally In Fukushima On 3rd Anniversary Of Nuke Meltdowns

March And Rally In Fukushima On 3rd Anniversary Of Nuke Meltdowns Over 1,000 rallied and marched in Koriyama which is about 30 miles from the nuclear plants....
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Ciencia P2P: El desafío del siglo es responder a Fukushima

Ciencia P2P: El desafío del siglo es responder a Fukushima | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Resolver la crisis nuclear de Fukushima exigirá considerar de nuevo nuestra manera de abordar la ciencia, los medios de comunicación social y la diplomacia pública.
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Fukushima Families Return to Homes in 'Hot Zone'

Fukushima Families Return to Homes in 'Hot Zone' | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The completion of decontamination work allowed residents of a small part of the Fukushima exclusion zone to return home Tuesday, just over three years after ...
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Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene

Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11

Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11 | Fukushima | Scoop.it

Safecast is a network of concerned citizens created after 3.11 to measure nuclear radiation and provide these measurements in real time on the Internet. This is one among many instances of the production of information on radiation risks after 3.11. While Safecast has contributed to the collective intelligence on these risks, its members have claimed that such measurements and data are “politically neutral”.

 

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A Map for the Future: Measuring Radiation Levels in Fukushima, Japan

After the cataclysmic explosion in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, more than 100,000 citizens living within 20km of the nuclear power station were evacuated. These residents were...
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Robotic control vehicle for measuring radiation in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Robotic control vehicle for measuring radiation in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The authors developed a robotic control vehicle for measuring the radiation in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. There are a lot of hotspots in the nuclear power plant (over several tens mSv/h). Heavy radiation prevents humans from searching...
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Measuring radiation

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Taiwan: Water Cannons and Force Used Against Anti-Nuclear Protest

Taiwan: Water Cannons and Force Used Against Anti-Nuclear Protest | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Taiwan: About 50,000 people came out against the construction of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant in the Taipei area on Sunday. Despite the protesters speaking for 77% of the nation, and despite demonstrating peacefully, the police used
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Japón mantendrá uso de energía nuclear

Japón mantendrá uso de energía nuclear | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Después de la catástrofe de la central nuclear Fukushima Daiichi en marzo 2011, el entonces primer ministro Yoshihiko Noda planteó la necesidad de eliminar las centrales nucleare
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El "omnicidio" nuclear

En los 35 años desde la explosión y fusión en Three Mile Island, ha habido un feroz debate sobre si causó la muerte de seres humanos. En 1986 y 2011, Chernóbil y Fukushima se sumaron a la discusión. Cada vez que ocurren estos desastres hay quienes afirman que a los trabajadores, residentes y personal militar expuestos a la radiación estarán bien.

Por supuesto lo sabemos con más certeza. Nosotros, los seres humanos, no saltaremos a un recipiente lleno de agua hirviendo. No estamos contentos cuando los miembros de nuestra especie comienzan a morir a nuestro alrededor. Pero los nuevos y aterradores descubrimientos científicos nos han obligado a considerar una realidad mayor: el daño de abajo hacia arriba que la contaminación nuclear puede hacer a todo el ecosistema global.

Cuando se trata de nuestros sistemas de apoyo más amplios, la industria corporativa de la energía cuenta con que nosotros toleraremos la radiación de nuestros semejantes, de los cuales dependemos, y con que permaneceremos dormidos hasta que sea demasiado tarde para dar marcha atrás.

Un ejemplo claro es un nuevo informe del Smithsonian sobre Chernóbil, uno de los documentos más aterradores de la era atómica.

Pablo de Soto's insight:

En 1982, el almirante Hyman Rickover, fundador de la armada nuclear, lo dijo de esta manera:

"Hasta hace unos 2.000 millones de años, era imposible tener alguna vida en la tierra; es decir, había tanta radiación sobre la tierra que no se podía tener ninguna vida – peces o alguna otra cosa.

Gradualmente, hace cerca dos mil millones de años, la cantidad de radiación sobre este planeta … se redujo y posibilitó que se iniciara alguna forma de vida, y comenzó en los mares…

Ahora, cuando volvemos a utilizar la energía nuclear, estamos creando algo que la naturaleza trató de destruir para posibilitar la vida…

Pero cada vez que se produce radiación, se produce algo que tiene vida, en algunos casos durante miles de millones de años, y pienso que entonces la raza humana va a arruinarse, y es mucho más importante que obtengamos el control de esa horrible fuerza y tratemos de eliminarla.

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Noam Chomsky "From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm"

Date - March 11, 2014 Noam Chomsky "From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm" Thanks to Democracy Now!
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▶ Setsuko Chiba,Beautiful Poetry Reading Art Performance for Peace and Love from Fukushima

Japanese beautiful soulful poet and artist who lives and works in Fukushima and Tokyo,Setsuko Chiba's attractive soulful poetry reading art performance with ...
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Fukushima 3rd Anniversary; Technical Report Unit 3

Fukushima 3rd Anniversary; Technical Report Unit 3 | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Unit 3 saw considerable work take place in the last year. The torus of this unit was considered to be leaking as are the other two that suffered meltdowns. TEPCO doesn't elaborate where and how it ...
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いちえふ ~福島第一原子力発電所労働記~

いちえふ ~福島第一原子力発電所労働記~ | Fukushima | Scoop.it
いちえふ ~福島第一原子力発電所労働記~/竜田一人 いちえふ ~福島第一原子力発電所案内記~ 【第34回MANGA OPEN大賞受賞作品】 - モーニング・アフタヌーン・イブニング合同Webコミックサイト モアイ
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Welcome to the #Anthropocene: THREE YEARS AFTER Radioactive waste piles up in Tokyo area with no place to go

Welcome to the #Anthropocene: THREE YEARS AFTER Radioactive waste piles up in Tokyo area with no place to go | Fukushima | Scoop.it

THREE YEARS AFTER: Radioactive waste piles up in Tokyo area with no place to go http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201403070026 … pic.twitter.com/J1GnIAcWJG

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Absorption of Radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident by a Novel Algal Strain

Absorption of Radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident by a Novel Algal Strain | Fukushima | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Development of Mobile Radiation Monitoring System Utilizing Smartphone and Its Field Tests in Fukushima

We developed a series of inexpensive but accurate and mobile radiation detectors, which we named Pocket Geiger (POKEGA), to address the desire of ordinary people to own a radiation detector following the March 2011 Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant acciden...
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Measuring radiation in the environment following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan

Measuring radiation in the environment following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A group of scientists and technical staff from Toshiba Company, including Dr Hirokazu Kanai, undertook field trials at the station using a newly-developed, portable, two-dimensional gamma-ray visualization system known as a “Gamma Camera”.
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Un cómic manga revela cómo es la vida en la Central de Fukushima

Un cómic manga revela cómo es la vida en la Central de Fukushima | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Bajo el seudónimo de Tatsuta, un artista japonés extrabajador de la planta nuclear publica cómo transcurre la vida en el interior de la Central.
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