Statement on the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi
Following the events in Japan on March 11th, 2011, it has become abundantly clear to clean energy promoters around the world that the time to act is now. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima is the largest and longest exposure of radiation in the history of the planet.
This reality we live in today is not the model that was sold to us, of an energy ‘too cheap to meter’. Nuclear disasters have brought nations to their knees, and the economical and medical consequences have yet to be fully evaluated.
Because of this disaster, more individuals around the world are “informed and activated” then ever before about the benefits of clean energy, and the dangers of nuclear power.
If we don’t use this experience to break away from nuclear power globally, we will be dependent on it for the next hundred years. We are witnesses to a nuclear war without any explosions.
We must find a way to solve this disaster in a manner that prevents the re-licensing and future development of nuclear power stations. By way of their response both the nuclear industry and scientific experts have proved that they continually underestimated the severity of the disaster, and are still hesitant to remain transparent to the public.
One of the lessons learned from Fukushima, is that our current criteria for preventing and responding to a nuclear disaster are not efficient. We must also work to create systems that promote security, not secrecy.
The survival or destruction of a country, and the life or death of it’s citizens depends on nuclear action, so it is necessary to examine it closely.
- Contributed Articles
- Third Party Links
- FAIR USE NOTICE Information
- LIMITATIONS ON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: FAIR USE
Information contained on the Enformable Research Archives has been provided by numerous university, industry, and independent sources.
The views expressed here are those of the individuals author and do not reflect the official positions or the views of Enformable.
The information served is so for educational purposes only, no liability expressed or assumed for use. Enformable therefore assumes no responsibility or liability for any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions, or ideas contained on this site.
Third Party Links
The website includes links to other sites operated by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to you and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein.
The inclusion of these links in no way indicates their endorsement, support or approval of the contents of this site or the policies or positions of Enformable.
We have the right to edit, remove or deny access to content that is determined to be, in our sole discretion, inappropriate or unacceptable.
FAIR USE NOTICE Information
Some of the stories on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.
We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice.
We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’…you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.FAIR USE NOTICE: The third party videos and content may contain copyrighted (© ) material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to:http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
LIMITATIONS ON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: FAIR USE
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.
In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.