The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011. The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) began a protest of the transportation of nuclear waste, declaring on Twitter on August 21, 2012, “No Fukushima Freeways. Stop a Mobile Chernobyl.” The NIRS began a “Stop Fukushima Freeways” campaign in October 2015.
The term “Fukushima Freeway” has not be trademarked.
Wikipedia: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment failures, and without this equipment a loss-of-coolant accident followed with three nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials beginning on 12 March. It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and the second disaster (after Chernobyl) to be given the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Stop Fukushima Freeways!
The Stop Fukushima Freeways Campaign shows the perils of the massive and unnecessary radioactive waste transportation that would occur across the U.S. if the moribund and scientifically-indefensible Yucca Mountain, Nevada waste dump were to be revived. Such large-scale transport would also occur if, as some in Congress advocate, a “centralized interim storage” site for high-level radioactive waste were created. In that case, the waste would either have to move twice (once to the interim site, and then to a permanent site), thus doubling the risks, or the “interim” site would become a de facto permanent waste dump--without going through the necessary scientific characterization.
Campaign Actions and Updates
This campaign launched with a coordinated national media release on October 27, 2015. Please contact Mary Olson () at NIRS Southeast office for more information.
DC area press release: October 27, 2015. Stop Fukushima Freeways Campaign kicks off; 250 shipments of lethal radwaste expected through DC metro area. Press release.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Stop Mobile Chernobyl--No Fukushima Freeways!
transportwarningFor more than twenty years, the nuclear power industry has had a singular goal for high-level radioactive waste: get it off their property and ship it to someone else’s.
Why? Because as long as this waste--the same toxic stew of irradiated nuclear fuel that spread across the globe from Fukushima and Chernobyl--remains at their reactor sites, the nuclear utilities are liable for any damages. Once the waste is moved from their property lines, we, the taxpayers, become liable for the devastation a nuclear waste accident could cause.
Act now. No Fukushima Freeways. Stop a Mobile Chernobyl. #Fukushima #nukefreecal #CANRallyDC http://bit.ly/NiJtOH
4:00 PM - 21 Aug 2012
Nuclear transport accidents on the rise in UK. Bad omen for U.S. No Mobile Chernobyls or #Fukushima Freeways! http://bit.ly/WuB4Od
9:19 AM - 21 Dec 2012
Nuclear Power, Part 3: Radioactive Waste
By Ned Madden
Jun 21, 2013 5:00 AM PT
After all, the spent fuel can’t be moved by truck or train—“Mobile Chernobyls” headed down “Fukushima Freeways”—without risking accidents that would permanently destroy huge areas. Since it would require decades of 24/7/365 transport to move the stuff, the odds in favor of even a single devastating accident are very high.
Register here for the NIRS Fall Quarter Telebriefing on the Stop Fukushima Freeways Campaign!
3:56 PM - 7 Oct 2015
Stop Fukushima Freeways (in the USA)
Published on Oct 22, 2015
Stop Fukushima Freeways is to alert US citizens that our nation is about to ship high level nuclear waste (power reactor spent fuel) on our highways, railways and waterways to temporary sites. The are numerous safety and emergency issues, and there are design deficiencies of the shippings casks themselves.
MAP: Northeast rails, highways would be jammed with #nuclear waste. No Fukushima Freeways! http://www.nirs.org/radwaste/hlwtransport/mobilechernobyl.htm#.VjAu1tbT8TY.twitter …
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9:13 PM - 27 Oct 2015