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FUKUSHIMA: 30 MILLION RADIOACTIVE STORAGE BAGS

February 23, 2016 Uncategorized 2

“The Little Black Bird”  Acrylic  24″ x 24″  by Mary Lou Dauray This is the fourth blog in my series of artwork about nuclear energy.  My painting depicts only one of 30 million plastic storage bags stuffed with radioactive waste in the Fukushima area in Japan.  These bags are part of a seemingly futile effort to clean up contaminated soil in the area. According to Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Organization and who has more than 40 years of nuclear power engineering experience these... Read more


NINE MILLION RADIOACTIVE FUKUSHIMA STORAGE BAGS AND COUNTING #3

February 11, 2016 Uncategorized 1

          “Person/Robot?”  24″ x  24″ acrylic on canvas   by Mary Lou Dauray The third painting in my art series about the dangers of nuclear energy took a direction of its own as the work developed.  I started the 24” x 24” canvas by creating an image of a plastic storage bag filled with radioactive waste from the Fukushima meltdown.    However, as I continued to work, a person/robot emerged from the shadows.  I felt it was a direct reference to the many workers who... Read more


NINE MILLION PLASTIC BAGS AND COUNTING #2

February 1, 2016 Uncategorized 3

“NINE MILLION BAGS AND COUNTING #2”   Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″ by Mary Lou Dauray     This picture, “Nine Million Bags and Counting #2,” is my second in a series about nuclear energy.  I am deeply concerned about the dangers posed by past, current and future nuclear power development and the dilemma posed by nuclear waste disposal.   This is a critical and ominous issue that can threaten a healthy existence of all life on this planet.  Admittedly, before I decided to tackle this topic of nuclear energy as... Read more