Lush Soap Box Talk, February 2016

This page will be updated with more information from the talk in the next few weeks.




Nullschool global map of wind, weather and ocean conditions:




Imagine if this was your town:

Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, 2014


Drone footage of abandoned Tomioka, 2014:


It could happen anywhere:

Flood warning Dungeness, 14 February 2014:



Railway damaged by storm in Dawlish, Devon, 5 Feb 2014


PIC: ANDY STYLES/APEX 05/02/2014 Pictured: A huge hole opens up in a road alongside the railway line at Dawlish, Devon, which is left hanging in mid-air after the sea wall was washed away during overnight storms. The track is part of the main line in the West Country linking London to Penzance in Cornwall.



Cyber attack on German steel mill in December 2014:

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

Korean Nuclear Power Plant hacked in December 2014

‘The latest attack resulted in the leak of personal details of 10,000 KHNP workers, designs and manuals for at least two reactors, electricity flow charts and estimates of radiation exposure among local residents.’

Drones fly over 13 French Nuclear Power plants in 2014


Over 10.7 Million one tonne bags of contaminated soil & vegetation:


Tomioka ‘temporary storage’:

Wider Image: Radioactive Fukushima - Four Years On

Workers move big black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris from the decontamination operation at a temporary storage site in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, near Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant February 23, 2015. Many residents of Okuma, a village near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, are angry about government plans to dump some 30 million tons of radioactive debris raked up after the March 2011 nuclear disaster in a sprawling waste complex on their doorstep. Few believe Tokyo’s assurances that the site will be cleaned up and shut down after 30 years. In the four years since the disaster, Japan has allocated over $15 billion to lower radiation levels around the plant. Every day, teams of workers blast roads with water, scrub down houses, cut branches and scrape contaminated soil off farmland. That radiated trash now sits in plastic sacks across the region, piling up in abandoned rice paddies, parking lots and even residents’ backyards. REUTERS/Toru Hanai


Drone footage of waste piled up:



Junior high school Gym in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, 9 June 2011






A row of compact trailers fill a parking lot that has been turned into the Sasaya Higashi Housing District, in Fukushima, Japan. After the disaster evacuees were placed in temporary housing areas until they can find permanent housing or when they’re allowed to return home. Evacuees living in these temporary housing districts have experienced health issues and stress-related problems as they try to cope with their life after the disaster.

photo by Gavin McIntyre – temporary housing, 300 square ft

Photos by M.K. evacuee from Fukushima





Contaminated trees cut down and left:



Autoradiograph by Masamich Kagaya:




Evacuation from Fukushima prefecture:




Matsumoto & FDNPP:


radioactive contamination – deposition or ‘fallout’ maps