NH #44 – April 17, 2012 – Cecile Pineda, author Devil’s Tango + US Senator Focuses World on Unit 4

Interview w/Cecile Pineda, author of “Devil’s Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step By Step,” an eminently readable mosaic of information on the nuclear situation — terrific for the person in your life who hasn’t a clue but is willing to risk getting one!

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) publicly acknowledges the risks of Fukushima Unit 4 and pushes for international support in eliminating the risk;
  • TEPCO starts covering Unit 4;
  • Exelon’s Limerick nuke plant leaks several thousand gallons of radioactive water into Philadelphia’s drinking water source;
  • Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuke plant fined for “forgetting” to report a 7-month power outage in its emergency preparedness center;
  • Japan to be nuke-free on May 5, but nursery school children fed radioactive mushrooms;
  • European pro-nukers try to get subsidies from the EU budget paid for by anti-nuke countries;
  • California Nuclear Initiative on hold until 2012; 

Activist Alert! — NRC Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki’s term ends June 30 unless she gets Senate approval for another 5 years. She voted against the implementation of safety concerns spotlighted in the NRC’s Near Term Report on Fukushima Safety. Send letters to your US senators and let’s get someone in there who cares about “protecting people and the environment,” shall we?  Learn how to contact your US Senator here: