On Five Years Of An Ongoing Accident In Fukushima: It’s Not An Anniversary

On Five Years Of An Ongoing Accident In Fukushima: It’s Not An Anniversary

In the 5th year of Fukushima, I have lost track of the details that I started accumulating in March 2011. It’s not about facts and figures any more. It’s about politics. It’s about power structures. It’s about our lifestyles. Everything needs to be questions and transformed if the world has to be kept safe from nuclear horror and climate change.

 

More in Koodankulam

  • How Will Kerala Be Affected by the Koodankulam Project?

    How Will Kerala Be Affected by the Koodankulam Project?

    The people of Kerala know very well that our fisherfolks’ right to life and livelihood, our people’s food and nutrition security, our state economy, the entire Malayali community’s overall well-being, especially the interests of our future generations, will be drastically affected.

     
  • Koodankulam: The Present Situation

    Koodankulam: The Present Situation

    KKNPP Unit-1 that has been built with substandard and shoddy equipment and parts has been shut down for two months for “annual maintenance.” It had been shut down earlier in May 2015 also. Nobody knows what exactly is going on there in this “world-class” nuclear power plant that has been shut down 24 times in just about 18 months.

     
  • Figure- 1:  The reactor under transition

    Beginning of the end in Koodankulam?: prolonged and repeated shutdowns of Reactor-1

    The systematic decline of the power level during 40 continuous days with a froced shut-down in between and the plan to place the reactor, which has not even worked for one full year, on a long-term maintenance outage lasting for about two months are clear signs of a deep-rooted problem.