12:00am

Thu August 29, 2013
Fukushima

Today on Your Call: How concerned should we be about Fukushima?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the recent leaks from the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan.  It’s been over two years since the plant suffered its original damage from the earthquake and tsunami.  Now, more than 300 tons of radioactive water has leaked from the plant into the ground and ocean.  So what do we need to know?  Could the entire Pacific Ocean be at risk?  And what can we be doing to prevent this? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Arjun Makhijani, president of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy 

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear power whistleblower, chief engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education Corp, a non-profit organization that educates the public about nuclear power 

Resources:

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) 

Fairewinds Energy Education Corp

KCET: Closing of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Draws Praise

The Atlantic Wire: Latest Fukushima Leaks Prompt Grim Assessment from Nuclear Agencies

Democracy Now!: As Fukushima Raises Severity Level, Nuclear Expert Warns Radioactive Leaks Will Only "Get Worse"

Business Insider: How Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Went From Bad To Worse

EarthSky.org: Arjun Makhijani believes nuclear power is too costly and too risky

MSN: Scientists previously reported higher-than-expected concentrations of radiation in fish off Japan. Now there are calls for testing of seafood sold in the U.S.

CCTV America: A look at nuclear power: do risks outweigh benefits? 

NY Times: Tank Has Leaked Tons of Contaminated Water at Japan Nuclear Site

LA Times: Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up

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