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Tokyo Protesters Demand End to Nuclear Power: VICE News Capsule, March 9

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Thousands rally against nuclear power in Tokyo, gunmen shoot 11 people dead at a Sufi mosque in Kabul, the UN builds toilets to improve sanitation in Pakistan, and Indian kids are starting to feel the pain of their technology addictions.

JAPAN
Protest Against Nuclear Power Ahead of Fukushima Anniversary
Tens of thousands rallied in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on Sunday, urging the government not to restart the country’s nuclear reactors.

AFGHANISTAN
Gunmen Target Sufi Mosque in Kabul
A mosque spokesman says the attack left 11 people dead on Saturday evening.

PAKISTAN
UNICEF Builds Toilets to Improve Sanitation
The agency is bringing thousands of restrooms to people who have never seen or used a toilet.

INDIA
Tech-Addicted Children Treated for Chronic Ailments
Doctors see more and more young patients with poor posture and pain in the hands, neck and back.

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44 thoughts on “Tokyo Protesters Demand End to Nuclear Power: VICE News Capsule, March 9

  1. In an "Idea" situation, Nuclear power is the best option to generate clean power. But when disaster strikes, it becomes the worst option.. I personally feel that Nuclear power is still a better bet than polluting our skies with more hydrocarbon power plants… Other forms of renewable energies should also be more aggressively research and implemented.

  2. 'Oh i know, let's put the emergency diesel generators in the basement so if a tsunami hits us, it will disable them and lead to a core meltdown' is what Fred Flintstone would say, not a competent engineer.

  3. To think that nobody would of said shit about any meltdown or nuclear energy if the stupid engineers installed the generators on the second floor of the power plant and not where it was at risk of being hit by a tsunami. IN GODDAMN TSUNAMI CENTRAL!!! Human error will always be the source of these events, and not minor calculations mind you, I mean real big fuck ups where you'd have to be an idiot. Just look at Chernobyl. They were testing to see how far they could raise the temperature of the reactor, for no scientific or energy related reason, and then of course we all know what happened. The only real exception that I can discern is the Three Mile Island incident, but they plugged up the leak within a few days with no critical amount dispersed into the area! I digress, Fukishima is a joke of a disaster claim and anyone who believes its a "great catastrophe" might as well believe 9/11 was orchestrated by Obama and his satanic cult of reptilian shapeshifters.

  4. There is no such thing as nuclear pollution, it's one of the cleanest ways of energy production ever created. I don't want to lecture anyone but if the waste is safely stored underground then it poses no threat at all

  5. 1. Stop building nuclear reactors on unstable terrain.
    2. Stop using 40 year old shit reactors meant for creating nukes.
    3. Go Thorium.
    Problem solved. Unless i'm forgetting something?

  6. Maybe the kids should go outside if they're suffering from posture problems they're kids for christ sake! weak immune systems, food allergies, mental illness now pre teen arthritis. Just shoot the nuke already

  7. So what is the brilliant alternative Source? Solar, Wind? Come on now.A Nation such as Japan needs a stable Source, capable of meeting a certain Baseload.What is to replace domestic Nuclear, Coal perhaps? Liquid Gas? All quite a bit more problematic, let alone dependant upon the Supply of certain Nations.

    TL,DR: Not without Alternative.

  8. with banning Nuclear power Japan is gonna turn into a big smog cloud from burning Fossil Fuel. But building lots of power plants on a tiny earthquake and Tsunami rich Island is also not the best idea.

  9. Nuclear power is one of the cleanest and most efficient forms of energy out there, there's no refuting that. And in almost all cases, it is extremely safe as well.

    That being said, it might not be a good idea to build nuclear power plants in the land that is more prone to natural disasters than the rest of the entire world, at least, not with out proper regulation, which they very well might not have.

    My point is, nuclear power is only as good as the people who use it.

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