Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear ’

The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

 

The Pripyat amusement park in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo by Jason Rogers from Flickr

In the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, international agencies dismissed local doctors’ warnings about a ‘public health catastrophe’ in order to suppress scandal over nuclear tests carried out by the West since the 1950s. This is the conclusion reached by Kate Brown, in her new book ‘Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future’. Here, she talks to Aro Velmet about the secret history of radiation and what Chernobyl means in the era of climate change.

Source: The secret history of radiation | Eurozine

Why Advanced Nuclear Reactors May Be Here Sooner Than Many Imagine | Greentech Media

Advanced nuclear reactors are moving toward commercialization faster and with less government support than many realize. Their smaller size and advances in computing are helping.

 

What happened to the fuel cell? – word pond

Source: Why Advanced Nuclear Reactors May Be Here Sooner Than Many Imagine | Greentech Media

In Hiroshima’s Shadow by Noam Chomsky / truthout

In Hiroshima’s Shadow.

Beyond Nuclear Denial / Mother Jones

Beyond Nuclear Denial | Mother Jones.

Looking Back at Our Nuclear Future / capitoilette

Looking Back at Our Nuclear Future | capitoilette.

A year after Japan’s triple disaster, an uncertain recovery – The Washington Post

A year later, uncertain recovery  The Washington Post

Nukeletter 7 of Nukeletters 1 – 14, by Scott Watson, from Sendai, Japan

Nukeletter 7

the number of angels that can appear in a zero.

the number of possible angles in heaven.

butterfly, how many microsieverts an hour?

man is a number

manipulator,

maker of meaning, minder of store.

 

man sees only what is made in his mind.

man says a desert is empty.

what is it that goes on powerlessly empowered as

the tiniest desert being

or being deserted?

 

man says what can’t be measured can’t be real.

no math, no meaning.

 

i don’t know if the unknown is edible

but what’s known is likely a lie,

man’s greatest source of power.

 

“Sie kommt!” a frigid point on a horizon budding badness into a future there may never be,

enlightening now our own intervention.

 

man makes a textbook of skies

lies to memorize for no reason but reason alone.

 

big kaboom out of mind we’ll have this earth gone as if

nothing happened, a blind spot to this home to life

leaving us in permanent negativity.

 

being calm we uncover as desert sand in meditation our

brutish selves we’ve been taught down to.

reduced to a lazy slob without imagination I’m measured as intelligent by

standardized tests

that frighten me with universal law

that is demonstrated by a building in which hydrogen explodes

being the same square shape as one that holds lecture halls in which we

never realize that what is held as real is a chain reaction of lies

set in motion as soon as there is anything we think we know.

 

knowledge mutates man away from revelation.

[This scroll-like series of Scott Watson’s Nukeletters, written by the poet, writer, editor and publisher, is presented unedited and in its ongoing entirety here at Word Pond. One Nukeletter will be posted each successive day through the completed set of 14 to date. Beyond that, a Nukeletter will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Scott Watson lives in Sendai, Japan. All rights are  © Scott Watson. Word Pond  is deeply grateful for the author’s permission to share this remarkable series.]

Nukeletter 5 of Nukeletters 1 – 14, by Scott Watson, from Sendai, Japan

Nukeletter 5

 

this morning is a radiance on dolphin backs off shore.

 

god lives in their being true to life.

 

there is nothing that does not go with death.

 

my self and all that is it is all that’s left to wear before seasons fall.

 

once, they’d come and go, bringing me while taking.

 

where does nature go when it’s gone from where it comes

 

leaving nothing for a harmony

 

nothing left to live and die.

 

as a language spoken everywhere we go on with our lives

 

in places left on earth that are lovely though some are denied

 

summer grass and some are in denial.

 

swimming the heart sutra dolphins pass off shore.

 

[This scroll-like series of Scott Watson’s Nukeletters, written by the poet, writer, editor and publisher, is presented unedited and in its ongoing entirety here at Word Pond. One Nukeletter will be posted each successive day through the completed set of 14 to date. Beyond that, a Nukeletter will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Scott Watson lives in Sendai, Japan. All rights are  © Scott Watson. Word Pond  is deeply grateful for the author’s permission to share this remarkable series.]

Nukeletter 3 of Nukeletters 1 – 14, by Scott Watson, from Sendai, Japan

Nukeletter 3

Dear Friends –

So happy to report that the anti-nuke movement in Japan seems to be gaining strength.

Anti-nuke movies are appearing. Last night Morie and I went to see one called Houri no Shima. It is about a little island off the coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture (Santoka Land) where some but not all the inhabitants have been struggling 27 years (!) against Chubu Electric Company’s plan to build a nuke on their island’s other side. Fighting the good fight.

And a struggle it is, because the shithead nu-cock-crazy [sic] fully takes advantage of the usual ways of getting people to accept their formulated-in-hell monstrosities that brutalize children and bully the populace. Butchers of the planet. They subsidize communities, taxes are lowered. They build libraries, build roads, put up a spanking new vermillion Shinto shrine archway. On and on. Then a community becomes addicted and can no longer say no. God damn the pusher.

A vital point in the movie is that anti-nuke protest has become part of village culture. Once a week, every Monday evening, protesters march, chanting their slogans. Anti-nuke has become part of the village summer festival as well.

From that tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea we learn that anti-nuke must become a dimension of a society, a culture.

Power to the People! (but not nuclear power)

Scott

[This scroll-like series of Scott Watson’s Nukeletters, written by the poet, writer, editor and publisher, is presented unedited and in its ongoing entirety here at Word Pond. One Nukeletter will be posted each successive day through the completed set of 14 to date. Beyond that, a Nukeletter will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Scott Watson lives in Sendai, Japan. All rights are  © Scott Watson. Word Pond  is deeply grateful for the author’s permission to share this remarkable series.]

Aftershocking: Frontline’s Fukushima Doc a Lazy Apologia for the Nuclear Industry / capitoilette

Aftershocking: Frontline’s Fukushima Doc a Lazy Apologia for the Nuclear Industry | capitoilette.