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Event Reports: Worker exposure, medical misadministration, fuel storage problems and fire safety defects

Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page:  1. The Yaffe Iron and Metal Company reported to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality that the scrap metal yard had discovered an “orphaned radioactive source” in an outgoing shipment … Continue reading

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More radiation hotspots found in Tokyo

The New York Times reported yestderday: Takeo Hayashida signed on with a citizens’ group to test for radiation near his son’s baseball field in Tokyo after government officials told him they had no plans to check for fallout from the … Continue reading

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Radiation screening begins for Japanese children

The New York Times reported yesterday: In an effort to track the long-term health effects of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan has begun a survey of local children for thyroid abnormalities, a problem associated with exposure to radiation. The … Continue reading

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Radioactive rice found near Fukushima

The New York Times reported over the weekend: Preliminary tests on rice from paddies in the city of Nihonmatsu, about 35 miles from the Fukushima plant, showed the crops contained 500 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, prefectural officials said. … Continue reading

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Fukushima release to ocean may be three times what TEPCO estimated

As the Fukushima nuclear disaster is supplanted by other media stories, it is crucially important to continue to monitor what coverage there still is. Case in point, a Reuters article from this morning: Radioactive material released into the sea in … Continue reading

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Reuters article on Japan radiation cleanup

Reuters ran an article recently on the scale of cleanup from the meltdowns at Fukushima. Here’s the first few paragraphs: Nearly six months after the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Japan faces the … Continue reading

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Japan increases radiation monitoring after more ‘hot spots’ discovered

Bloomberg reported yesterday:   Japan will more than triple the number of regions it checks for airborne radiation as more contaminated “hot spots” are discovered far from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power station.   The government said … Continue reading

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Children with internal radiation, and another earthquake

Two new stories in the last hour or so: Global Security Newswire just reported: http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20110819_6483.php Radiation turned up inside nearly half of more than 1,000 young people tested in the vicinity of Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi atomic energy facility, the … Continue reading

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“Highest radiation to date” detected at Fukushima

The San Francisco Chronicle just reported: Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, said it detected the highest radiation to date at the site. Geiger counters, used to detect radioactivity, registered more than 10 sieverts … Continue reading

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Update on radiation in Japanese food, milk, water

CBC News ran a good summary just a little while ago of today’s updates in the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan. Apparently, the problem of radiation in the food supply is going to be a problem for some time to come: … Continue reading

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