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Most radiation exposure was outside of Fukushima exclusion zone, according to new report

Reuters reported today: Residents outside the Fukushima exclusion zone were likely most exposed to radiation in the four months after the nuclear plant was wrecked by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the local government said on Tuesday. Their exposure … Continue reading

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Land in parts of Japan too radioactive to farm

A new study of radiation levels in Japanese farmland contained some disturbing results. As The Telegraph reported today: A team of international researchers said food production would likely be “severely impaired” by the elevated levels of caesium found in soil … Continue reading

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Fukushima radiation at dangerous levels again

The danger at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is not over. Bloomberg just reported: Tokyo Electric Power Co. found a dangerous level of radiation at its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, eight months after the March 11 earthquake and … Continue reading

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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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