Ten years on, have we learned the lessons of Fukushima?

If only disinformation about the consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi accident had not been propagated, energy transition policies around the world would have reduced the carbon footprint of electricity generation, instead of locking it in.

The lessons of Fukushima

Truth About Nuclear Risks

What Happened on March 11, 2011

Report of the Fukushima  Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission
(executive summary)

Ensuring the Safety of Nuclear Installations: Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident (IAEA)

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If you believe that nuclear stands up to the requirements for safety, negligible CO2 emissions and concentrated energy production that we need to power the world while saving our climate, you are not alone. During the month of September 2020, activists held Stand Up for Nuclear events in over 40 cities around the world.

Stand Up for Nuclear

Nuclear Pride Coalition (FB)

On 12 September in the UK

On 27 September in Paris

The Goal: STOP COAL

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a worldwide cancellation of coal-fired power projects. He urged all countries to end a “deadly addiction” to coal.

Unfortunately, economic gain too often takes precedence over humanity’s future as new coal mines are being planned in Cumbria (UK) and Alberta (Canada).

The new mines are mostly meant to supply coking, or metallurgical, coal used to make steel. The Cumbria mine is expected to emit 8.4m tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
But the promise of new jobs is persuasive for local residents.
The countries producing the most coal are China, India, USA,  Australia, Indonesia and Russia.
Political leaders participating in the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity in September 2020, representing 84 countries from all regions and the European Union, have committed to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. Saving Our Planet is a supporter of the Pledge.
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“Less nuclear means more coal”, these protestors point out. The French government aims to bring the proportion of nuclear generated electricity down to 50% from the current 71%. More here.