This Week’s Featured Interview:
- Bo Jacobs is a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University, where he is a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation techno-politics. He is the author of The Dragon’s Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age, (also available in a Japanese translation), and the editor of Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb (2010), along with the author of numerous scientific papers. Since 2010 he has been a co-researcher for the Global Hibakusha Project. He Skyped from his home in Hiroshima only two weeks after he returned from a trip inspecting long term radioactive waste dumps being constructed in Scandinavia.
Numnutz of the Week (for Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Fukushima Prefecture plans to burn “lightly irradiated” wood to shrink the volume of waste by 99.5% – BUT NOT THE AMOUNT OF RADIOACTIVITY! Thus they’ll be concentrating the contamination and releasing it as smoke, ash and soot. But hey, it LOOKS like it’s less! And they have the GALL to call what they’ll be creating “green power!” Numnutz fer shure!