nine world premieres, including “Abita, Children from Fukushima,” an animated short from Germany about children in Fukushima who can’t play outside, “High Power,” a documentary about the thousands of people displaced by the construction of India’s first nuclear power plant, and “Caetité, Suffering in Shades of Grey,” a documentary about the status of Brazil’s second uranium mining operation in Catité, Bahia.
3rd Uranium Film Festival Returns to Rio http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/uranium-film-festival-returns-to-rio/# May 7, 2013 by Levi Michaels RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just three months after the Brazilian government started discussing the construction of a third nuclear reactor in Angra dos Reis, the International Uranium Film Festival will return to Rio de Janeiro starting Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 26. The third installment of the festival will take place in the Cinemateque of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and will include fifty-two films from twenty different countries about the nuclear fuel chain, radioactivity, and nuclear war, as well as an international roundtable on uranium mining and a photo exhibition showing the harmful effects of the controversial mining process in Jadugoda, India.
Since its 2011 inception in Rio de Janeiro, the International Uranium Film Fest has expanded to four countries and over twenty cities. In February of this year, festival organizers completed their first journey to India, where they brought more than forty films to ten different cities. Read more »
Online petition protests Muscatine Nuclear Power Plant http://wqad.com/2013/04/05/online-petition-protests-muscatine-nuclear-power-plant/
, April 5, 2013, by Katrina Lamansky A petition in Iowa is trying to prevent farmland in Muscatine County from becoming a Nuclear Power Plant.
The petition says MidAmerican Energy has bought 800 acres of farmland in rural areas with plans to build a Nuclear Power Plant. It also states that MidAmerican Energy has denied any Nuclear Power Plant plans.
Dangerous effects that nuclear materials have on the environment and community are highlighted in the petition. Also noted are environmentally-friendly strides that have been taken for the future.
The petition has more than half of the signatures needed on Change.org.
Walk to Promote ‘Nuclear-Free Future’ http://lacey.patch.com/articles/walk-to-promote-nuclear-free-future Local anti-nuclear advocates will be walking from Toms River to Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township A Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future will take place on Sunday, March 17, starting in Toms River.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Ocean County Library at 101 Washington St. in Toms River. Participants will then walk to Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station on Route 9 in Forked River, arriving at 4 p.m. Walkers will be shuttled back to Toms River.
A potluck will be held at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation at 734 Route 37 West in Toms River.Speakers will include Michelle Donato, Esq. and Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA. Read more »
Activists announce anti-nuclear parade http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/03/02/2003556085 2 March 13, NATIONWIDE:Civic groups plan to take to the streets and make their voices heard in the capital, Greater Kaohsiung, Greater Taichung and Taitung City next Saturday afternoon By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter Civic groups yesterday announced a nationwide anti-nuclear parade next Saturday, calling on members of the public to stand against unsafe nuclear power plants. Read more »
These are just a handful of examples in what amounts to the beginnings of a global movement. Go100Percent.org, a project launched to track 100% renewable energy projects around the world, has mapped more than 8 Countries, 41 Cities, 48 Regions, 8 Utilities, and 21 NonProfit/Educational/Public Institutions that have shifted or are committed to shifting within the next few decades to 100% renewable energy in at least one sector.
Basic logic says that non-renewable energy, by definition, is finite and will run out.
100% Renewable Energy: Becoming the New Normal? http://cleantechnica.com/2013/02/22/100-renewable-energy-becoming-the-new-normal/#tdSoYvM5qMkJWZmy.99 February 22, 2013
By Diane Moss, Founding Director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute A decade ago, cities, regions, and businesses aiming for 20% renewable energy were on the cutting edge. Few believed that a higher target in a few decades was an achievable goal. Anyone even suggesting a target of 100% renewable energy was a radical. Fast forward to today and in much of Europe, and increasingly in the U.S. and the developing world, 100% renewable energy goals are becoming the new normal.
Entire countries like Denmark have passed laws requiring that the whole energy supply — electricity, heating/cooling, and transportation — be met by renewable resources. The Pacific island of Tokelau, which risks disappearing as climate change raises sea levels, is one nation that has already met the goal of 100% renewable energy supply, throwing down the gauntlet to far larger polluters around the world who are truly causing the problem.
Iceland is almost there, with 100% renewable electricity and 81% renewable energy overall.
Scotland has a mandate to achieve 100% renewable power supply by 2020.
Whole regions in Germany are already meeting, if not surpassing, their power demand with renewables. Several have done the same for their heating requirements, and are busy working toward targets for integrating the transportation sector.
In the U.S, cities like San Francisco, Lancaster, and San José have set official goals to reach 100% renewable power within the next decade, and the state of Vermont has an energy plan in place to reach 90% renewable energy in all sectors by mid century. The heartland town of Greensburg, KS has already reached a 100% renewable power goal set after being destroyed by a tornado in 2007, and aims to achieve renewable energy for all sectors.
Anti-nuclear groups call for March 9 rally By Loa Iok-sin 21 Feb 13, / As the anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis in Japan approaches, activists yesterday called on the public to join a nationwide anti-nuclear demonstration on March 9.
“Stop the budget hike for the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant! Stop dangerous nuclear energy,” dozens of people representing a number of environmental groups, including the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance, Nuclear Free Homeland Alliance and Citizen of the Earth Taiwan, chanted during a press conference on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei.
“Through our action, we demand the government stop injecting more money into the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant; stop unsafe nuclear energy programs; stop operations at the first, second and third nuclear power plants as soon as possible; and move nuclear waste out of Lanyu (蘭嶼) immediately,” Green Citizens’ Action Alliance secretary-general Tsuei Su-hsin (崔愫欣) told the press conference. Read more »
International Uranium Film fest is here from February 11http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_international-uranium-film-fest-is-here-from-february-11_1797950, Feb 9, 2013, Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA The International Uranium Film Festival is going to hit the city on February 11 and 12 at the SP Jain Auditorium at Bhawan’s College, Andheri (W). Many of the Indian and foreign films to be screened at the festival are critically acclaimed, international award-winning documentaries.
Scheduled to be held from 6 to 9.30 pm, the festival is dedicated to films about Uranium and the possible dangers it poses to the environment and the survival of humanity from both its military and peaceful uses. The festival includes documentary and fiction films on issues like Uranium mining, nuclear power plants, atomic bombs, nuclear waste, radioactive risks, nuclear medicine, Hiroshima, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.Waste from nuclear power plants remains radioactive for more than one lakh years. The films screened will raise questions like how our coming generations will protect themselves from this deathly waste. The festival will stimulate discussions and encourage the production of new documentaries, movies and animated films about the nuclear or radioactive issue.
The international festival was inaugurated in New Delhi on January 4 and has made its way to Mumbai from cities like Shillong, Ranchi, Manipal, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Thrissur.
The Mumbai edition of the festival is being presented by the 7 Islands Film Festival, sponsored by Yusuf Meherally Centre, Shrividya Sansthan and Bhawan’s Cultural Centre, and supported by NGOs Janhit Seva Samiti, Konkan Bachao Samiti, Konkan Vinashkari Prakalp Virodhi Samiti, Muktiyaan Loksanskritik Sanghatana and other anti-nuclear activists in the city. Entry is free.
Please write to every legislator on the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and let them know how disappointed you are in their lack of action and lack of protection for South Dakotans. Also, please encourage their support for a summer study to examine mining issues in the Black Hills:
Sen.Lucas@state.sd.us (He does deserve thanks for speaking to the need to have immediate reporting of issues in SB 149. Please thank him for that, and for seconding a do-pass motion.)
Sen.Frerichs@state.sd.us (He does deserve thanks for moving SB 149 to do-pass. He also understands the need to have immediate reporting of issues. Please thank him!)
Sen.Vehle@state.sd.us (Please thank him for his expressed concern about the water, and encourage his further consideration of a summer study to examine these issues!)
South Dakota uranium mining bills – all deferred, Dakota Rural Action February 7, 2013 by sking86 Over 20 people have traveled today to Pierre to testify on SBs 148-150. These three bills would restore adequate oversight to in situ leach uranium mining in South Dakota.
It is clear that the Senate committee is unwilling to stand in the way of development, even if it is permanently damaging and harmful, if it in any way prevents the “economic development” of the Black Hills.
Despite impassioned, moving speeches by long-time ranchers, experts, and lobbyists, the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee dismissed all three bills.
The reasons the Senate committee voted down these bills are, point blank, wrong. Absolutely, whole-heartedly, wrong. In voting down SB 148, excuses about lack of funding and expanding government were made. If our water matters, we should allocate the funding. People, South Dakotas citizens, are asking for this. We are asking for the oversight. Read more »
USA’s Dept of Energy’s plan for radioactive scrap metal into consumer goods 28/01/2013 · by travellerev You can rest assured that the products made with this crap will be sold to countries who ask the least questions such as New Zealand.……You can tell the DOE to continue to keep its radioactive metal out of the commercial metal supply, commerce, and our personal items. You can demand a full environmental impact statement. Comment deadline is Feb. 9, 2013. Email to: scrap_PEAcomments@hq.doe.gov (with an underscore after “scrap_”). Snail mail to: Jane Summerson / DOE NNSA / PO Box 5400, Bldg. 401K. AFB http://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/usas-dept-of-energys-plan-for-radioactive-scrap-metal-into-consumer-goods/
Much of the information and analysis that the participants will present is new. All of it is highly relevant to the current debate about the future of nuclear power in Japan, the U.S. and globally.
The symposium program is posted at www.helencaldicottfoundation.org. Members of the public can obtain information and register for the event online at http://www.helencaldicottfoundation.org/symposium.html
[New York – January 24, 2013] Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, new research and new information continues to come to light about its continuing bio-medical and ecological consequences, how they compare with Chernobyl, and what they indicate about the impact of nuclear power on public health, safety, and the environment.
A unique public symposium, “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident,” will be held on March 11-12 at the New York Academy of Medicine to explore the latest data and its implications. A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation, the symposium is being co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
The Japanese Prime Minister during the Fukushima crisis, Naota Kan, will open the symposium with a special videotaped message. He will be followed by another video message from his key nuclear adviser at that time, Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka, who counseled the government on how to stop the acute phase of the accident, and on reforming nuclear regulation and energy policy in its wake.
Then an international group of some of the world’s leading experts – including several from Japan and the U.S. – in radiation biology, embryology, epidemiology, oceanography, nuclear engineering, and nuclear policy will make presentations and participate in panel discussions. Among them are Dr. KenBuesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; Dr. Hisaku Sakiyama, a member of the Japanese Diet’s Fukushima Accident Independent Investigative Commission; Dr. Alexey Yablokov of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and many others (see below for a list of presenters). Read more »
Opponents of uranium mining to rally in Virginia , January 23, 2013 By Luci Weldon Residents of Warren and surrounding counties will be among citizens from both North Carolina and Virginia who will participate in a mass rally on Monday 28 Jan at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Legislative Building in Richmond to voice their opposition to uranium mining. Read more »
** Saturday 9 March: SOLIDARITY MARCH
Assemble 12 noon at Hyde Park Corner for solidarity March to Parliament
with rally there, in Palace Yard, at 2.30pm
** Monday 11 March: Candle-lit Vigil
5.30 – 6.30PM, outside Japanese Embassy
(101 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT)
(nearest tube: Green Park)
** Monday 11 March: Public Meeting
7.30 – 9.30PM, in the House of Commons
Two years will pass since THE DAY. Japanese Against Nuclear UK (JAN UK), Kick Nuclear, and CND , 24 Jan 13
We would like to ask you to join us to march in London, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster, in international solidarity with people in Japan and for a nuclear-free world as Japanese expatriates and as UK/world citizens. Read more »
Under the draft bill, Taiwan must become nuclear-free by 2025.
Civic group planning anti-nuclear protest parade for March
(By Zoe Wei and Elizabeth Hsu) Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) A Taipei-based
non-government environmental protection organization has decided to
hold an anti-nuclear demonstration parade in March in an attempt to
stop a controversial planned nuclear power plant from being given the
green light to begin commercial operations.
The planned parade is slated for March 9, two days before the second
anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011 in
Japan, a spokesman for the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance said
Friday. Read more »
The Time Has Come: Uranium Mining Battle Takes Center Stage in Richmond http://vasierraclub.org/2013/01/the-time-has-come-uranium-mining-battle-takes-center-stage-in-richmond/
By Eileen Levandoski Jan 04, 2013 The time has come to take our fight to keep the ban on uranium mining to Virginia’s General Assembly. And we do so bolstered by over 10,000 petition signatures of Virginians throughout the Commonwealth, 65 organizations signed-on, numerous Virginia newspaper endorsing the ban, and over 50 government jurisdictions representing millions of Virginians resolving formally and informally their interest in maintaining Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.(Check out KeeptheBan.org for full list.) Read more »
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