Another anniversary: sure but the Fukushima nuclear disaster is still ongoing everyday of the year

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March 11, 2019

Every year since year 2011, at this time of the year for the anniversary of Fukushima I feel angry, tired and depressed

First for the unwillingness to learn and to change. How many nuclear disasters have already happened and how many more will happen for people to learn and bring vital changes.

Also because when a disaster happens it is a hot news, everybody gets excited, thrilled by the sensational, some even exploiting it turning it into sellable fear porn. Then with time passing by, when it is not a hot new news but a cold old news, people forget about it. They only remember it when an anniversary comes. But for the people on location, in Fukushima, everyday is a Fukushima anniversary.

An American antinuclear friend of mine recently talking about the coming Fukushima anniversary even employed the word “occured” about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, “occured”…

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2019 Civil nuclear power in Japan, Fukushima

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51983537_497459597324845_7943532234311467008_n.jpgKolin Kobayashi, accompanying Ex-Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his wife on their antinuclear campaigning tour in France last February 2019.

Total number of plants: 19 plants
total number of reactors: 54 reactors active before Fukushima.
Number of closures decided: 21 reactors

Number of reactors restarted: 9, 1st dec 2018 (Ikata, Kawauchi, Takahama, Ooi,
Number of reactors passed to the control of the new standard: 9
Number of reactors under construction: 3 (Oma, totsu, Shimané)

Total shutdown of all plants:
Zero reactor for almost two years between May 2012 and August 2015. During this period, Japan used coal and fuel plants, but the increase in coal consumption did not exceed 10%. Natural gas + 9%
The share of electro-nuclear before Fukushima: 35%
The increase in solar production: 45 billion Khw that would exceed that of electronuclear (17 billion).

Concerns before the 8th year (March 11, 2019) of the Fukushima…

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‘Fukushima Speaks’ Explores Lives of Survivors — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

February 25, 2019 On Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Fukushima Support Committee will host the North America premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” a compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist Toshikuni Doi. The screening will take place at Art Share Los Angeles, 801 E. 4th Pl. in L.A’s Arts District. […]

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