Month: April 2011

Total 7 Posts

Democracy Now! Interview on Anniversary of BP Oil Spill

“We’ve had many deaths of humans directly attributed to this disaster,” says investigative journalist Dahr Jamail. “I recently spoke with Dr. Mike Robichaux, a doctor in Louisiana who’s treated scores of people. And he said, if we do not have federal government intervention immediately to deal with this and start treating people and start really

BP Handling of Claims Slammed by Gulf Residents

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, paid by BP to administer the firm’s 20-billion-dollar compensation fund, has become the focal point of anger for Gulf residents who are angry, frustrated and desperate for help following last year’s massive oil disaster. “Most of the people I care about are hungry, they’ve lost their house, they’re losing their cars,” Cherri

Fukushima: A ‘Nuclear Sacrifice Zone’

Some experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster could become worse than Chernobyl. Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was heavily damaged by the tsunami from the massive March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake continues to spread extremely high levels of radiation into the ocean, ground, and air. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the company that operates the

‘No Safe Levels’ of Radiation in Japan

Experts warn that any detectable level of radiation is “too much.” In a nuclear crisis that is becoming increasingly serious, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed that radioactive iodine-131 in seawater samples taken near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex that was seriously damaged by the recent tsunami off the coast of Japan is 4,385