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Posts Tagged ‘radioactive

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]