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Posts Tagged ‘Japan

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 […]

A Comparison of the 10 Countries Deepest in Debt

February 16, 2012

Moody’s has adjusted the sovereign debt ratings of EU and other Western countries in order to reflect their susceptibility to growing financial and macroeconomic risks. Following is a comparison of the 10 countries deepest in debt, the countdown beginning with no. 10, with the U.S. at #7 and #1 awarded to … Japan: 10. United […]

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 […]

Americans own most of US government debt, not China

July 25, 2011

Many people — politicians and pundits alike — prattle on that China and, to a lesser extent Japan, own most of America’s $14.3 trillion in government debt. But it’s really Americans who hold most of America’s debt. Here’s a quick and fascinating breakdown by total amount held and percentage of total U.S. debt, according to […]

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 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 […]

How will the nuclear meltdown in Japan affect US nuclear energy?

March 17, 2011

The nuclear meltdown in Japan has become a greater crisis by the day. With the potential meltdown now ruled as a level six, according to Reuters, preventing total disaster is getting harder. It might also be getting harder to avoid the implications for America’s energy policy. The issues could spread far beyond the Far East. […]