Archive for the ‘nuclear power’ Category

For the first time on the Web, Honicker vs. Hendrie: A Lawsuit to End Atomic Power (1978) is presented full text.* It’s not a great copy;  the book’s tightly bound condition and fading typeface make it less than a perfect scan. Nevertheless, Honicker vs. Hendrie, even in this humble state, remains historically relevant and a […]


From the World Uranium Symposium held in Quebec, April 14-16, 2015. Several themes underscore the meeting: The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future of nuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima […]


10 Lessons from Fukushima: Reducing Risks and Protecting Communities from Nuclear Disasters is written by the Fukushima Booklet Publishing Committee, which grew out of the Japan CSO Coalition for 2015 WCDRR (JCC 2015). The Committee is comprised of the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC), Fukushima Beacon for Global Citizens Network(FUKUDEN, Peace Boat, and CWS […]


E=MC2=disaster?

11Jan13

I stumbled on the remarkable E=MC2=disaster?: A Citizen’s Bill of Rights and Consumer’s Guide to Nuclear Power (Pennsylvania Insurance Department, September, 1973) in the back of my file cabinet. In using the adjective “remarkable” to characterize the doc, I’m stressing the foresight of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department in conducting hearings on nuclear power and drafting […]


Thanks to Pol D’Huyvetter, Mayors for Peace, for alerting me to this youtube video featuring mayor Katsunobu Sakurai on the hardships citizens are facing in the Fukushima region:


I recently discovered a copy of Our Atomic World in my library. Our Atomic World was authored by C. (Claude) Jackson Craven for the Atomic Energy Commission (1963, 1964, revised). The publication is an optimistic look at the atom featuring an historical overview of atomic research and development, with an appeal for nuclear energy “needed for […]


As I digest media accounts of the nuclear reactor situation in Japan, it seems to me the U.S. media has a teachable moment at hand. Teachable, as I intend here, means the U.S. media thoughtfully lead the debate on nuclear power and harm in the same way as perhaps Life magazine (May 16, 1949 “The […]