Category Archives: Radiation exposure

Test results are in: Birds, monkeys, butterflies show effects of Fukushima radiation

I previously reported that monkeys and other animals around Fukushima are being tested for effects of exposure to radiation from the accident. Some of those effects are now known. Colorado’s Summit County Citizens Voice reported today: ┬áThe disastrous 2011 meltdown … Continue reading

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WIPP leak update: DOE ups number of contaminated workers to 17

The Albuquerque Journal reported today: The Department of Energy announced Sunday that 17 workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad have tested positive for radiation contamination, an increase from 13 workers the department previously reported. More details as … Continue reading

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WIPP update: Critic doubts accuracy of test results on exposed workers

A lot of news outlets are running stories today saying that the DOE has determined that none of the workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant were exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation in the February 14 incident. The Albuquerque … Continue reading

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Were workers at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant exposed to plutonium?

In a rather remarkable case of burying the lead (or at lease moving it to the last six words,) the Los Angeles Times yesterday concluded a paragraph about how the radioactive leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is … Continue reading

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Update to WIPP leak: Thirteen workers exposed to radiation

CNN reported this morning: Nearly two weeks after a radiation leak was reported at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, 13 employees have been notified that preliminary test results show they were exposed to … Continue reading

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U. S. sailors to file suit over contamination from Fukushima meltdown

TV station Fox 5 San Diego reported today: Seventy sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are filing suit against the Japanese company TEPCO after allegedly suffering radiation contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown. The lawsuit states TEPCO … Continue reading

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Forty Indian nuclear workers exposed to radiation

The South African publication Times Live reported yesterday: More than 40 workers at a nuclear power station in northern India have bee exposted to tritium radiation in two separate leaks. The first accident occurred on June 23 when 38 people … Continue reading

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