NH #663: SPECIAL: VOICES FROM JAPAN, Fukushima at 13, Quakes + Nukes = Nuclear UNsafety – Beverly Findlay-Kaneko

Nuclear Hotseat’s annual Fukushima Anniversary SPECIAL: VOICES FROM JAPAN this year considers earthquake dangers to Japan’s nuclear reactors. In addition to an update on Fukushima, it focuses on the January 1, 2024 Noto Peninsula quake which shook the two Shika nuclear reactors, one of them beyond what it was built to be able to sustain. Fortunately, both reactors were shut down, but that doesn’t mean they were in no danger – just that it could have been much worse.

This Week’s Featured Interview:

Once again, we benefit from having the VOICES FROM JAPAN report compiled and written by Yuji Kaneko in Japanese. Beverly Findlay-Kaneko translated. She reports from Yokohama, Japan. We spoke on March 1, 2024.

VOICES FROM JAPAN Sources and LINKS to videos and articles

Nuclear Hotseat’s VOICES FROM JAPAN was researched and compiled from the following English and Japanese sources.

NOTE: All Japanese language videos have been set to English captions; CLICK the CC button.

Screen shot from reporter Takeshi Yamakawa‘s video report on Fukushima Daiichi.

Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter:

When we remember the Fukushima nuclear disaster, an accident that could happen anywhere, the only lesson should be to cease all further use of dangerous nuclear power technology.

Explosion at Fukushima. Daiichi nuclear power facility Reactor 1 on March 12, 2011.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Ugly numnutz – because “cheaper” and “faster” are two words you NEVER want to associate with nuclear construction, operation, or decommissioning. I wish someone would inform Congress…