Capitol Forum’s Tom Ritter interviews Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education in order to update listeners about the status of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the public outcry against the restart of the Oi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Kansai region. Arnie and Tom discuss the civil disobedience exhibited by the Japanese citizens against the production of nuclear energy in the wake of this restart following the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown. This interview also discusses the ongoing spread of radiation around the world and Japan’s contaminated food supply.

Arnie Gundersen / Fairewinds:
in Japanese:

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How are the activities of those who design and operate nuclear reactors as well as nuclear storage facilities in any way private? How are the operations of companies extracting oil from, say, the Gulf of Mexico or the Tar Sands of Alberta, in any way private? What is private about the assaults on ecology and public health that have been shown to occur regularly and on a massive scale in the industrial transformation of matter into energy? Who is supposed to pay for the clean up when supposedly-private corporations mess up? Who is to be held liable in societies where the for-profit corporations have been legally structured around the concept of limited liability?
Dr. Anthony J. Hall: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, 1945-2011

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Published on Jul 8, 2012 by