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Shipments of Liquid Nuclear Waste to Begin Soon

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Authorities in Canada and the United States are preparing to ship  approximately 150 truckloads of liquid nuclear waste from Chalk River,  Ontario to the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The material is a  mixture of bomb grade uranium together with a witches’ brew of highly  radioactive fission products dissolved in nitric acid.

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years On & No End in Sight

Greenpeace Canada Naoto Kan, a supporter of nuclear power when he was  Japan's Prime Minister  , now opposes it in light of the terrible Fukushima disaster. Story here.

A Nuclear Shadow From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima

In The Lancet's Series, a new lens is applied to events from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima, for a better understanding of the health challenges faced by populations exposed to radiation from man-made disasters. Details here.

Volcano Shows Japan Needs a Green Revolution

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By: William Pesek -  Winnipeg Free Press With the discovery of a 47th body on the slopes of Mt. Ontake, the volcano’s eruption is now Japan’s deadliest in 88 years. It’s impossible not to worry about an even bigger volcanic threat that lies just 90 miles from Tokyo: Mt. Fuji (above). All this has both seismologists and anti-nuclear activists asking anew whether the most earthquake-prone nation in the developed world should be restarting its 48 nuclear reactors....  Story here.

World Action Now on Fukushima - Harvey Wasserman (Video)

Hi, The danger of huge radiation releases from Fukushima 4 has taken on a new dimension; the world community must step in! Please sign the petition to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations and Barack Obama, President, United States of America, which says: "At Fukushima Unit 4, the impending removal of hugely radioactive spent fuel rods from a pool 100 feet in the air presents unparalleled scientific and engineering challenges. With the potential for 15,000 times more fallout than was released at Hiroshima, we ask the world community, through the United Nations, to take control of this uniquely perilous task." Click here to add your name: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-world-community-must?source=s.fwd&r_by=9196165  Thanks! 

The Government of Canadaʼs Legacy of Contamination in Northern Saskatchewan Watersheds

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Beaverlodge Lake, a 57 square kilometer water body, and three other watersheds in northern Saskatchewan are seriously contaminated with uranium and selenium. Details here. Related: Uranium City - a Legacy of Cancer.

Chalk River's Spent Reactor Rods to be Shipped Through Valley

Ottawa Citizen 'Expedited' approval being sought for shipment of highly radioactive material. Details here. PLT: PSSST...Government of Canada...news flash.... Nuclear is not "alternative" or "sustainable" energy! It is misguided, expensive and dangerous. Find another way!

A RUDE AWAKENING: THE NORTHERN WALK TO REGINA FOR A NUCLEAR WASTE BAN

For Aug. 26, 2011 R-Town papers BY Jim Harding On August 16 th several hundred people walked the green mile along Regina’s Albert Street, taking their call for a provincial nuclear waste ban to the government. They want an end to the industry group, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), negotiating with northern communities to “host” a nuclear dump without the people of Saskatchewan having any say. This was the completion of a 20-day, 820 km walk started July 27 th from Pinehouse. Along the way walkers made new friendships and networks that bring the north and south closer together. At the front of the colourful parade was a big, blue balloon “earth” encircled by cutouts of the world’s children holding hands. There was much magic as I watched, over the heads of the block-long string of people in front of me, as “the earth” bobbed up and down as its carriers led the way. And then I remembered a similar walk, thirty-two years ago, on February 22, 197

Not in our Backyard; Northern Saskatchewan Residents Protest Nuclear Waste Dump

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By: Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press - 08/16/2011 REGINA - Some northern Saskatchewan residents say they're drawing a line in the sand to protect the environment from nuclear waste. Details here.