– State Senator: Fukushima is “damaging the oceans and devastating the environment”; An enormous crisis that has no foreseeable resolution — U.S. Senator: People are concerned about Fukushima radiation entering our waters, I want to know agencies plan to respond to “issues that may arise” (ENENews, May 2, 2014):
APN Interviews, Apr. 23, 2014: WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON NUCLEAR POWER? — State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta): I do not think that taking America down the nuclear power road is in any way a wise move. Nuclear power is described by proponents as clean and in fact it produces radioactive waste and poses real hazards to us right here in Georgia. The notion that dealing with all that waste is not supposed to be considered as part of the cost of that kind of energy is preposterous. I have grave concerns about it. I think the Fukushima reactor collapse, the enormous crisis that is not going to be resolved in the foreseeable future and that is damaging the oceans and devastating the environment is an example of exactly why we should not take America down that road.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska) (pdf), Apr. 8, 2014: The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Kathy Sullivan, stopped by my office for the first time since she was confirmed by the Senate last month. I took this chance to discuss with Dr. Sullivan Alaskan concerns including […] the potential for radiation from the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami to enter Alaska waters and what NOAA and other agencies may do to help our state monitor and respond to any issues that may arise.
Press Office of Sen. Murkowski, Mar. 28, 2014: “I was glad I had the chance to raise concerns that are on Alaskans minds with Dr. Sullivan – who is in the key position to take action and address issues that affect many Alaskans. NOAA decision makers impact Alaskans in a variety of ways, and I look forward to continuing to work with her and her agency to assure Alaskans’ interests are protected.”
See also: Expert: ‘The worst’ from Fukushima has left Japan and is headed to US, Canada — “Most of the radioactivity” moving with currents toward west coast — Report: Front edge of plume arrives in Gulf of Alaska — State: “There’s been a detection of cesium from Fukushima”