NH #450: Radioactive 2020 Olympics Torch Run – WTFutaba? Beverly Findlay-Kaneko

Radioactive 2020 Olympics Torch Relay will run through Futaba, town next to Fukushima Daiichi, near former location of PR sign, “Nuclear Power: Energy for a Bright Future.” (pictured above) Runners and tourists will NOT be wearing decontamination garb, unless they’re smart – and if they’re really smart, they won’t be there..

This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Radioactive 2020 Olympics UPDATE: Beverly Findlay-Kaneko again joins us with on-the-ground information about the Olympics torch relay, including blog post interviews with former residents of Futaba, the town that hosted the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, translated from the Japanese exclusively for Nuclear Hotseat.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Stupid tourist tricks: Selfies in Chernobyl? How will that impact the idiots who plan to attend the Radioactive Tokyo #2020Olympics and the torch relay, which is slated to go through areas at least four times more radioactive than the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone? To take a look at the pictures CLICK HERE.


  • Petition to STOP MOORSIDE – The Biggest new nuclear development in Europe. If you need a UK postal code, use this one: LA7-7DJ
  • Bob Alvarez provides another important paper from the Journal of Energy Policy about sea-level impacts on U.S. spent nuclear power reactor fuel due to climate change.
  • HBO Real Sports takes a look at Olympic-sized radiation dangers at Fukushima with Bryant Gumbel of HBO and Shaun Burney of Friends of the Earth. Gumbel is wearing what ALL media people sent by their corporations to cover the Olympics should be wearing at all times while in that radioactive zone. Do you think he rocks it?