A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.
Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.
"The thyroid cancer death rate for children in the Fukushima area is 40 times higher than normal; tuna caught near California have signs of cesium traceable to Fukushima."
On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.
Since the 1979 accident, there has been an ongoing controversy over whether the radiation released at Three Mile Island led to an increase of cancer and infant mortality in the surrounding areas.
More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.
If the Japanese government continues to cater to corporate interests, critics fear, it will accommodate neither public demand nor scientific fact.