NH #24: October 18, 2011

In today’s episode of Nuclear Hotseat (http://lhalevy.audioacrobat.com/download/5e28ed99-7d9c-625b-8c04-289765cb4890.mp3):

  • Interview with Barbara George of Women’s Energy Matters of Marin County, CA on legal briefs against Diablo Canyon filed with the California Public Utilities Commission, including where activists can find copies to use in their states: www.womensenergymatters.org;
  • radiation news from Japan, including compromises to the food chain in plankton and rice;
  • TEPCO muzzles anyone who wants to work for them and makes workers who accept a “danger bonus” of 10 euros ($13.50) an hour give up the right to sue later if they get sick;
  • TEPCO cuts monthly payments to Fukushima evacuees who have lost everything from the equivalent of $1,300 to $650;
  • A 30-foot crack found in nuclear reactor head in Ohio;
  • New reactor design for Florida provokes “non-concurrence statement of dissent” from the NRC’s lead structural reviewer — in other words, he’s not buyin’ it;
  • Interfaith Peace Walk from Diablo Canyon to Sogorea Te/Glen Cove, Vallejo, California: http://protectglencove.org/2011/sacred-sites-peacewalk/;
  • Prof. Christopher Busby offers video on supplementation, available at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/NuclearHotseat/ (scroll down the page to the white-haired man in beret);
  • A surprisingly relevant nuclear warning from President John F. Kennedy.