Amidst chaos and danger on the world scene we hear from KEVIN KAMPS of BEYOND NUCLEAR (www.beyondnuclear.org) on how vulnerable our atomic reactors really are. From tissue-paper "containment" domes to terrorist targetings, vulnerable spent fuel pools, danger from "inland tsunamis" caused by dam breaks, exposed water pumps, unprotected control rooms and much more, we hear just some of the bad news about how a really dangerous world is made even more so by atomic reactors. Kevin further fills us in about the bad times at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where thoroughly corrupted William Magwood refuses to resign despite his multitude of direct conflicts of interest with the industry he is supposed to regulate. We're then joined by PAUL GUNTER, also of Beyond Nuclear, who exposes the conflicts between the United Nations and the horrific health impacts of the radiation from Fukushima. Long-standing commitments have made the UN a pro-nuke organization. With the World Health Organization compromised by agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN refuses to face the health impacts of atomic energy. As Paul and Kevin make clear, given what is happening at Fukushima, those impacts are worsening by the day.
VEGANISM and the sanctity of animals is our topic with Desert Storm veteran Eriyah Flynn, who gave up meat after reading about the mass slaughter of pigs in an animal rights magazine. Raised in California, Eriyah has become on of our most ardent advocates of a diet totally free from all animal products.
For moral reasons, and for our personal health and that of the planet, Eriyah brings a personal passion and a wealth of information to what has become one of our most divisive issues. Lively and informative, Eriyah's captivating style makes this tough, demanding issue easy to digest.
FUKUSHIMA IS STILL HAPPENING as we hear from PAUL GUNTER and KEVIN KAMPS of BEYOND NUCLEAR about the horrific on-going disaster in Japan. Far from being calmed and cool, the crisis in spent fuel management continues at Fukushima. Loss of coolant in Unit Five's spent fuel pool has developed. Units Four, Three, Two and One are also in varying states of flux, to the extent that Tokyo Electric has taken a "vacation" from bring down damaged fuel rods at Unit Four. Paul also reports that a two-inch piece of spent plutonium fuel has been found more than a mile away from the reactors, along with many other fragments of what was obviously a fission explosion. That the assault on nuclear regulators in Japan continues. And that the Japanese people have stood firm against opening any of the 48 other reactors still shut. NONE of this is being reported in ANY corporate media despite its life-and-death impacts on us all. Paul and Kevin will be back with us for more reports. In the meantime, please listen closely and send the links for this important show so others can know that FUKUSHIMA IS NOT OVER!!!
Ohio's swing state legislature has become the first to REPEAL a pro-green portfolio standard meant to promote renewables and efficiency. As JEN MILLER, director of the Ohio Sierra Club tells us, the corporate billionaires from ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) have swung Ohio into anti-Solartopia attack mode. This is happening all over the country, and Ohio is now the cutting edge of a huge push-back from King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas). With campaign finance laws in ruins, the Koch Brothers are out in full force, and they've smashed their way through in Ohio.