Posts Tagged: Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plant Proposed for Guam

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster last  year, it seems inconceivable that nuclear power is still being touted as a ‘safe’ and ‘greener’ alternative to fossil fuels.   But according to the an article in the Mariana Variety shared by Koohan Paik, “‘Clean’ nuclear power eyed”, a nuclear power plant is being considered for Guam: THE… Read more »

Nuclear Guinea Pigs

Mahalo to Beverly Keever for her intrepid reporting on the secret history of nuclear colonialism in the Pacific and the plight of nuclear survivors and refugees from the Marshall Islands.  Here article “Nuclear Guinea Pigs” was the cover story of the Honolulu Weekly. Here are excerpts: In the old-timey section of Kalihi, tucked between auto… Read more »

Peace Day Event Calls for Ending Missile Testing in the Pacific

For Immediate Release              Contact:     Kyle Kajihiro 808-988-6266 Peace Day Event Calls for Ending Missile Testing in the Pacific Hawai’i Peace and Justice  (formerly the American Friends Service Committee Hawai’i Program) will sponsor a talk by a renowned peace activist to commemorate International Peace Day. MacGregor Eddy will speak about “Peace In… Read more »

Marines Expose an Untold Number of People to Radiation at the Kane’ohe bay sandbar

Autumn.  Low tide. A group of people wading in shallow water in a row dangling line over the water.  Must be oama (baby goatfish) season, right? Wrong. These guys are not fishing for oama. These men are workers from the state of Hawaii Department of Health absurdly conducting a radiation screening of Ahu o Laka… Read more »

State allows public access on Ahu o Laka sandbar despite radiation leak

Using radiation monitors not designed to scan under water, the state determined that it was safe for the public to access the helicopter crash site in Kane’ohe Bay where radioactive Strontium 90 leaked out. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The public will be allowed on the sandbar at Kaneohe Bay this holiday weekend despite concerns… Read more »

Kaneohe sandbar deemed safe after radiological testing?

Ahu o Laka, a sandbar in Kaneʻohe Bay, was the site of a fatal Marine Corps helicopter crash in March 2011.  More about that crash can be read here and here.  The crash resulted in the release of fuel and a radioactive substance Strontium 90, which mimics calcium and attacks bones.   However, the Marine Corps… Read more »

Radioactive strontium leaked into Kaneʻohe Bay from helicopter crash

Brooks Baehr reports on Hawaii News Now that the fatal Marine Corps helicopter crash in Kaneʻohe Bay in March, resulted in radioactive Strontium 90 leaking into the bay. But the Marines never notified anyone, not even the State Department of Health. Meanwhile, Hawaii News Now reports that a missile defense test failed to hit its… Read more »


From Waging Peace: US Plans Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test on International Day of Peace by David Krieger August 31, 2011 In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly created an annual International Day of Peace to take place on the opening day of the regular sessions of the General Assembly.  The purpose of the day is… Read more »