Growing outrage over Washington Post editorial: Thousands are suffering and countless more will die as a result of exposure to Fukushima radiation — Contamination is widespread and growing
May 1st, 2012
Via Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear
Tell the Washington Post to get its facts right and stop listening to the nuclear industry!: Why the WP is Wrong.pdf
On April 23, 2012, the Washington Post editorial board proclaimed in a lead editorial that the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan was “non-catastrophic.” The writers eagerly promoted nuclear power while omitting inconvenient deal-breakers such as cost, waste, safety, health risks and human rights. The board taunted Germany and Japan – and the anti-nuclear movement – for looking to renewables but misrepresented Germany’s successes. They showed a shocking disregard for the suffering in Japan due to a very real catastrophe that is by no means over. And they utterly ignored those who have already paid the price for the nuclear fuel chain, like indigenous uranium miners, and its newest victims, the children of Japan whose future has been stolen.
Alert on how to contact the Washington Post re: its fact-omitting pro-nuke editorial: WP_Alert_Rebuttal.pdf