Caitlin McGee

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Japan earmarks £300m+ for Fukushima cleanup

Japan's government is to spend almost $500m (£320m) in an attempt to contain leaks and decontaminate highly toxic water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.<p>The measures come as the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), struggles to prevent leaks into the Pacific Ocean and to find …

Japan’s Homeless are Cleaning up Fukushima Waste for Less than Minimum Wage

<i>Photo © Shutterstock</i><p>A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to …

Labor Economics

Fukushima is an ongoing warning to the world on nuclear energy | Amy Goodman

The impact of nuclear disasters can last for generations. Such man-made devastation offers a lesson to all of us<p>"I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world," wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima. His story, headlined, …

New Radioactive Leak Found at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing …

Nuclear Energy

Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don't Need to Panic

Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think straight. Denial is worse. Like it or not, nuclear power is everywhere. Some consider it worse than Satan, others think it's the only logical …

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.<p>The extent …