Archive for the ‘nuclear secrecy’ 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 diminished state, remains historically relevant and a […]


A recent investigation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by freedominfo.org and the National Security Archive found: One telling fact is that a key transparency policy document is itself a secret. The Board of Governors has never officially announced, or disclosed, its 1996 decision to release its documents after two years. Also symbolizing IAEA […]


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 […]


Ran across this fantastic series of five documents: One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A.; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Religion; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Education; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Labor; and One Hundred Things You Should […]


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 […]


TMI & Chernobyl

14Mar11

In the academic literature, it’s widely held that the disasters at Three Mile Island (TMI) and Chernobyl are failures in risk communication. It’s useful to revisit these cases as the international media (ABC News & BBC as examples) likens Fukushima-Daiichi reactor problems to TMI (a partial core meltdown) and Chernobyl (continuing public health and environmental […]