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Dr. HELEN CALDICOTT on Nuclear Narcissism

Dr. HELEN CALDICOTT on Nuclear Narcissism  For the Wild,  7 Oct 20, This year, the government of Japan announced plans to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean. Till this day, cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima disaster continues and it is estimated that by 2022 the Fukushima site will be at capacity for storing contaminated water. As outrageous as this news is, even more so is how little coverage it received, or outcry it warranted. It exemplifies the absurdity of nuclear energy, the inability of nuclear power reactors to deal with their waste, the pervasiveness of nuclear contamination and its paradoxical invisibility.

Nuclear contamination is everywhere, yet we rarely talk about it. The threat of nuclear annihilation is always looming, yet we rarely talk about it. This week’s episode is dedicated to changing that. We talk to Dr. Helen Caldicott, who draws our attention to the realities of nuclear power reactors, proliferation and weapons, as well as the ways in which nuclearism has already wrought an unimaginable amount of havoc and trauma on our environment, culture and bodies.  ……….

The author or editor of eight books including Nuclear Madness, Missile Envy, and, most recently, Sleepwalking to Armageddon, she has been the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, the subject of three award-winning documentary films, and was named one of the 20th Century’s most influential women by the Smithsonian Institution.

In our conversation with Dr. Caldicott, we begin by discussing the environmental and health impacts of the nuclear fuel cycle in terms of uranium mining, plutonium contamination. The author or editor of eight books including Nuclear Madness, Missile Envy, and, most recently, Sleepwalking to Armageddon, she has been the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, the subject of three award-winning documentary films, and was named one of the 20th Century’s most influential women by the Smithsonian Institution.
In our conversation with Dr. Caldicott, we begin by discussing the environmental and health impacts of the nuclear fuel cycle in terms of uranium mining, plutonium contamination. https://forthewild.world/listen/dr-helen-caldicott-on-nuclear-narcissism-203

October 8, 2020 - Posted by | general

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