A decade later, the footage of the dramatic hydrogen explosions in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, broadcast live on television—and the subsequent disruptions to livelihoods, ecosystems, and economic activities—still reverberate.
By Jun Tateno | March 10, 2021
The unfamiliar dial tone gives way to the voice of Subrata Ghoshroy, a contributor to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists famous for setting the Doomsday Clock. Ghoshroy is in Calcutta, but he seems to travel a lot, having been on a recent visit to areas left vacant since the March 2011 Fukushima meltdowns. “To be frank we were a little bit, ah, cavalier about it because these areas indeed were contaminated, remain contaminated,” he told the Post. Subrata Ghoshroy at … Continue reading →
By Subrata Ghoshroy A decade has passed since negotiations first began on the “US-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement,” an accord that, when it was finally signed, gave India a waiver from the rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. In a nutshell, the act ended a 34-year ban on nuclear trade with India. Popularly known as the “US-India Nuclear Deal,” it was a watershed moment in the history of US-India relations, marking a transition from a lukewarm and sometimes downright adversarial … Continue reading →
Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES, joined this event in Paris. Key findings on the importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration were presented at an official COP21-Side-Event. Prof. Jürgen Scheffran has been part of an international team investigating that topic in an empirical and theoretical way for four years. The event met with lively interest from conference visitors and was documented on film: https://www.clisap.de/de/clisap/organisation/presse/cop21-dossier/cop21-side-event/Continue reading →
Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES worked out recently a Report for the World Future Council on the Climate-Nuclear Nexus which was presented in Geneva. He explored the linkages between climate change and nuclear threats. Please have a look to it: www.worldfuturecouncil.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Disarmament/The_Climate-Nuclear_Nexus.pdf Jakob von Uexkull published in December an article “The Climate-Nuclear Nexus: Two Key Threats Endangering Future Generations” in the Huffington Post about this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jakob-von-uexkull/the-climate-nuclear-nexus_b_8707016.htmlContinue reading →