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:
- Petition from Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) demanding that the nuclear reactors at Ohi in Japan not be allowed to restart.
- West Lake Landfill – EPA 45-day Public Comment Period LINK. Talking points:
- Remove ALL radioactive waste
- Remove ALL radioactive waste from site
- Buyout homes of those living closest to West Lake Landfill