NH #416: Radiophobia? Schmadiophobia! The Lie at the Heart of Nuclear Ignorance: Majia Nadesan – 8th Anniversary!

Radiophobia? Fear of radiation is worse than exposure to radiation?
Lies and propaganda!!

This Week’s Featured Interview:

RADIOPHOBIA? Majia Nadesan rips this nuclear industry propaganda talking point to shreds and shows how it has been used against the people of Japan after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and now Fukushima. She is a professor at Arizona State University and a researcher on a wide range of interconnected topics including Governmentality, Biopolitics, and Risk Cultural Studies; Autism and Bioethics, Globalization, and Political Economy, Energy Politics, and Organizational Communication.  Her books include: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization, Fukushima and the Privatization of Risk.  She recently provided a chapter on “Radiophobia and the Politics of Social Contagion” for the book, Transforming Contagion: Risky Contacts among Bodies, Disciplines, and Nations – and that’s what we’re focusing on today – Radiophobia. 

Majia Nadesan’s LINKS:

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – and high level radioactive nuclear waste will be just as deadly, no matter WHAT the Trump administration and Department of Energy seek to call it.

Activist Links:

Church Rock – Statements of solidarity from individuals and groups can be sent to: Anna Rondon, Executive Director, New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute – [email protected]

Beyond Nuclear International just posted my review of Gregory Jaczko’s book, Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator. Read the review HERE. Listen to the Nuclear Hotseat interview of Greg Jaczko upon publication of the book HERE.

BLACK ROCK – Short documentary on uranium mining on indigenous lands of Northern Saskatchewan. Featured are Candyce and Marius Paul of the English River First Nations people – both previous Nuclear Hotseat interviewees.