Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fukushima radiation fears are linked to increase in obesity among children

by Justin McCurry / via The Guardian / December 27, 2012 / Lingering fears of radiation have turned children from Fukushima into the most obese in Japan, according to a government study, as parents and schools continue to restrict the amount of time they spend outdoors. In a preliminary rep ...

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The facts on Fukushima’s fish

via The Japan Times / December 26, 2012 / The catastrophe at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant not only affected people directly in Fukushima Prefecture but also harmed the local economy. Sales of products from the prefecture have suffered, and tourist spots have lost bu ...

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#Radioactive Japan Under LDP: Shintaro Ishihara’s Son to Become Minister of the Environment

via ex-SKF / December 25, 2012 / What an in-your-face insult to citizens of Japan, particularly for people in Kanto and Tohoku contaminated by radioactive materials from the nuclear accident, and even more so for the workers at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Nobuteru Ishihara is the eldes ...

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Sailors sue Japanese company over Fukushima radiation damage

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 man their brooms during a counter-measure wash down on the flight deck.  — U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Nicholas A. Groesch via UT San Diego / December 28, 2012 / Eight ...

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Fukushima Debris to Keep Hitting the Pacific Coast This Winter

by Mario Aguilar / via Gizmodo / December 27, 2012 / Authorities expect more debris from the March 2011 Japanese Tsunami to wash up on the Pacific Coast this winter. Seasonal changes in ocean currents and North Pacific winds will push the 1.5 million tons of debris still out there towards our ...

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Photo: Unit 3 spent fuel pool from above, with a portion of the liner protection system visible at its edges. Source: TEPCO. via NuclearStreet.com / December 21, 2012 / The successful removal of a beam dropped into a spent fuel pool, the first Tokyo Electric Power Co. settlement related to ...

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#Radioactive Japan: Sanjo City’s Detection of Plutonium in the Iwate Debris and Soil Causing Excitement on Twitter

via ex-SKF / December 23, 2012 / I saw several tweets (like these) today that has links to articles, posts about detection of strontium and plutonium in the fly ashes before and during the test burning of the disaster debris from Iwate Prefecture in Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture. The city als ...

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