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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:  The disastrous 2011 meltdown … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and New Jersey; excess radiation in Minnesota, a fire in New York, a toxic gas release in Ohio and a drunken supervisor in Florida

This post is kind of lengthy, as I haven’t been able to get around to looking at Event Reports for a couple of weeks. Here’s the news: 1. Early in the morning of Friday, November 9, operators at the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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Update: TEPCO tests find fatal levels of radiation, almost no water in Unit 2 reactor

Central Florida News carried an Associated Press story today on the latest from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2: A new probe at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant has found fatal radiation levels and hardly any cooling water inside one of the … Continue reading

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New studies find highest levels of radiation in Japanese soil and cesium in plankton 375 miles offshore

Two new studies show ongoing concerns with radiation from Fukushima. As Earthweek reported today: …the Environment Ministry announced that levels of cesium have soared to 154,000 becquerels per kilogram in soil around the Fukushima prefecture village of Iitate. That’s about 25 … Continue reading

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New study: Radiation readings around Fukushima still dangerously high

The Japan Times reported yesterday: High levels of radiation, including a rate of 470 millisieverts per year at one location, have been detected in municipalities near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to an interim Environment Ministry report. … Continue reading

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Event Report: California nuke shut down by reactor coolant leak

Monday afternoon, operators scrammed the Unit 3 reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant after discovering a steam generator leak that exceeded the maximum of 5 gallons per day. Further testing showed that the leakage rate was 82 gallons … Continue reading

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Japan’s food safety testing questioned

The New York Times reported today: In the fall, as this valley’s rice paddies ripened into a carpet of gold, inspectors came to check for radioactive contamination. Onami sits just 35 miles northwest of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, … Continue reading

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