Cleanup workers at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.
The March 2011 nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan illustrates the dangers inherent in nuclear power. The Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant, just a few hours from Portland along the Columbia River, is the same model of reactor that suffered a meltdown in Fukushima. Our Healthy Climate Program's Nuclear-Free Northwest initiative works to prevent a Fukushima-like disaster in the Pacific Northwest.
Remembering Fukushima Ten Years Later: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion (video from our March 11th, 2021 panel discussion marking the ten-year anniversary of the disaster, featuring panelists Hitomi Kamanaka (maker of the documentary film Little Voices From Fukushima), Norma Field, Leona Morgan, and Ruiko Muto and organized by Yukiyo Kawano and Laura Feldman of the Cascadia Arts Film Festival)
Are We Safer Now? The Future of Nuclear Power in the Northwest 3.5 Years After Fukushima (PDF of a presentation by Edwin Lyman of Union of Concerned Scientists, October 2014)
International Physicians' Recommendations for Protecting Health After the Fukushima Disaster (PDF from International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, or IPPNW)
Waste Land: Native American Leaders Speak Out Against Proposals to Store Radioactive Waste on Tribal Lands (video produced and directed by Bob Saar for The Nuclear Free Indian Lands Project)