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The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster.  The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.

At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources. 

 

Curated by mokiethecat

Ending Nuclear Weapons by Alice Slater (2019)

Following a screening of inspiring new film "The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons" at a meeting of Peace Action New York State (PANYS) a discussion led by Alice Slater of World Beyond War who is featured in the film and is a UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and who works with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). August 1, 2019 video by Joe Friendly

EarthSayers Joe Friendly; Alice Slater

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