NH #349: Citizen Scientists! Build Monitors, Map Global Radiation! – Sean Bonner of Safecast + Massive Indian Nuke Protests Against Westinghouse Planned: Kumar Sundaram

Featured Image:  Safecast workshop in Japan — building radiation monitors

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Sean Bonner is co-founder and global director of Safecast, an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment.  It teaches how to build your own radiation monitor and connect it with the Safecast database of real-time, automatically uploaded radiation readings.  (Featured image above is of a Safecast monitor-building workshop.)
  • Kumar Sundaram is an Indian anti-nuclear activist and the Editor of Dianuke.org.  He fills us in on upcoming protests in that country against a proposed build of six new reactors – and why those protests will be against Westinghouse and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Kumar Sundaram (l) and Libbe HaLevy

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

The President of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Tomoaki Kobayakawa,  actually thinks that his company’s “main mission” is the delivery of electricity to customers?  NOOOOO! – your “main mission” needs to be cleaning up the nuclear disaster and radioactive mess at Fukushima Daiichi! 

Activist Opportunities – The Missing Links: