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Posts Tagged ‘Fukushima

Fukushima Japan poisoning Western US and Canada

April 13, 2012

Fukushima will start burning radioactive debris containing up to 100,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram. As Mainchi notes: “The state will start building storage facilities for debris generated by the March 2011 tsunami as early as May at two locations. … About 25,000 tons of debris are expected to be brought into the facilities […]

14 thousand die in US as a result of Fukushima meltdown

December 21, 2011

A peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Health Services estimates 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The article by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman is the first published in a medical journal. The authors write that that their estimate of 14,000 […]

Extraordinarily high level of radiation in Tokyo

October 13, 2011

An extraordinarily high level of radiation was detected in one spot in a central Tokyo residential district Thursday, prompting the local government to cordon off the small area, local officials said. Radiation levels were higher in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward than in the evacuation area around the badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to ward […]

35% Spike in Infant Mortality Caused by Fukushima Nuclear Fallout?

June 12, 2011

American babies are dying at an increased rate. The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that eight cities in the northwest U.S. (Boise ID, Seattle WA, Portland OR, plus the northern California cities of Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Berkeley) reported the following data on deaths among those younger than […]

Japan Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors riddled with holes

May 25, 2011

Two of the damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may be riddled with holes, according to the facility’s owner. The holes may be as big as 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8 – 3.9 inches), Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said in a 225-page document submitted to Japan’s Nuclear and […]

Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan are a “ticking time bomb”

April 18, 2011

Dr. Michio Kaku, a Japanese American physicist, professor of theoretical physics at City University of New York and the City College of New York, and a bestselling author, shared the following in an interview: There’s a mathematical formula, by which you can determine what level this accident is. This accident has already released something on […]

Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan deepens

April 13, 2011

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the atomic alert level to its highest rating. Conditions at the stricken facility have steadily deteriorated and now the station is intermittently spewing lethal amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and around the world. A French nuclear group has warned that children and pregnant mothers should protect themselves […]

Experts warn against radiation levels in Japan

April 5, 2011

Japan’s Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed that radioactive iodine-131 in seawater samples taken near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex is 4,385 times the level permitted by law. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the company that operates the crippled plant, has begun releasing more than 11,000 tons of radioactive water that was used to cool the […]

Fukushima on the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

April 5, 2011

Some experts have warned of a nightmare scenario where clouds of radioactive material from the Fukushima plant could spread lethal toxins across the planet for months on end if the spent fuel rods catch fire due to lack of coolant. Ironically, this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The Central Institute […]

Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl comparison

April 2, 2011

Three of the six nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have partially melted down and highly toxic plutonium is seeping into the soil outside. According to Businessweek, “When plutonium decays, it emits what is known as an alpha particle. … When an alpha particle hits body tissue, it can damage the DNA […]