This Week’s Featured Interviews:
- Dr. Ian Fairlie has studied radiation and radioactivity since the Chernobyl accident in 1986; received his doctorate from Princeton on the radiological hazards of nuclear fuel reprocessing; and from 2000 to 2004, was head of the Secretariat of the UK Government’s CERRIE Committee on internal radiation risks. He has been a consultant on radiation matters to the European Parliament, local and regional governments, environmental NGOs, and private individuals.Dr. Fairlie’s article on Linear No Threshold (LNT) vs. Hormesis.
- Eiji Ogama made the film “Tell the Prime Minister” on the Japanese anti-nuclear movement. Using Youtube videos (with permission) and interviews done specifically for the film, he catches the movement at its peak, culminating in the 2012 demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s residence which consisted of over 200,000 demonstrators. A sociology and history professor at the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo, Oguma both participated in and researched anti-nuclear movement since the Fukushima accident began in 2011.
Numnutz of the Week (for Nuclear Boneheadedness):
TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), which operated the demolished, radioactive, leaking mess that remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, “isn’t asking for a bailout,” they just “want help to avoid bankruptcy.” TRANSLATION: Money money money money money money money money — endless amounts of government – meaning taxpayer – money that will never, ever be enough. Isn’t that just like the nuclear industry?
Featured Photo: Still shot from “Tell the Prime Minister” by Eiji Ogama.