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USA | Japan Prepares for Its First Import of Radioactive Waste Since Earthquake

August 14, 2011

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 14 August 2011 Japan is preparing to receive its first import of highly radioactive waste since March, when an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The vessel Pacific Grebe set sail Aug. 3 to Japan from Britain with more than 30 metric tons of radioactive waste on board. […]

USA | Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japan’s Food Chain

August 13, 2011

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 13 August 2011 Mushrooms are the latest addition to threats facing Japan’s food chain from radiation spewed by Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. Nameko mushrooms grown in the open air in Soma, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of the crippled plant, were found to contain nine […]

USA | How Merkel Decided to End Nuclear Power

August 13, 2011

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USA | NEW YORK TIMES | 13 August 2011 BERLIN — How did Germany, Europe’s economic powerhouse, turn its back on nuclear energy? Most directly, the decision belonged to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Unlike other world leaders, she is a trained scientist, with a Ph.D. in physics. She reached the momentous decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 […]

USA | Volunteers Take on Dangerous Job of Scrubbing Nuke Contamination

August 12, 2011

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USA | ABC NEWS | 12 August 2011 Tatsuhiko Kodama’s voice shakes as he addresses volunteers at Ishigami Daini Kindergarten in the city of Minamisoma, 15 miles from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. The director of the University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center is training people how to decontaminate a school filled with radiation spewed […]

USA | Rice Is Next Japanese Food-Radiation Risk From Fukushima Nuclear Fallout

August 11, 2011

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 11 August 2011 Japan’s rice harvest is a time of festivities celebrated even by the emperor as farmers reap the rewards of four months of labor in a 2,000-year-old tradition. Not this year, with radiation seeping into the soil. Farmers growing half of Japan’s rice crop are awaiting the results of […]

Indie | Return to the Radioactive Jetstream Rains in USA from Fukushima

August 10, 2011

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Indie | YOUTUBE | 10 August 2011

USA | AP IMPACT: Japan ignored own radiation forecasts

August 9, 2011

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USA | ASSOCIATED PRESS | 9 August 2011 NAMIE, Japan (AP) — Japan’s system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began. As officials planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume […]