We discuss the situation at Fukushima nuclear power plant and the urgent crises that it faces after the disaster in 2011. In addition to the ongoing problem with contaminated water that is leaking into the Pacific Ocean, Japan plans to start removing damaged spent fuel rods next month. Nuclear experts warn that this must be done perfectly to avoid another release of massive amounts of radiation. Harvey Wasserman describes the process, what dangers we face and what needs to be done about it.
Relevant articles, videos and websites:
Fukushima – A Global Threat that Requires a Global Response by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Video: World Action Now on Fukushima with Harvey Wasserman
Video: Tour of Fukushima Daiichi with Arnie Gunderson
SOLARTOPIA! introduced by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; HARVEY WASSERMAN’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, introduced by Howard Zinn; and GLIMPSE OF THE BIG LIGHT: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit, introduced by Marianne Williamson, all appear at www.harveywasserman.ning.com. So does PASSIONS OF THE POTSMOKING PATRIOTS by “Thomas Paine.”
With Bob Fitrakis, Harvey has co-authored four books on corporate vote fraud, including HOW THE GOP STOLE AMERICA’S 2004 ELECTION….
In 1973-4, he helped found America’s grassroots “No Nukes” movement, a phrase he helped coin. He is senior advisor to Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information & Resource Service and Senior Editor of www.freepress.org. He speaks regularly to citizen and campus groups around the US. In 1994 he addressed 350,000 semi-conscious rock fans at Woodstock 2.
Harvey teaches history at two colleges in central Ohio. He has 5 daughters, 4 grandchildren & 3 grand nieces/nephews. All in all, he’s a happy guy.