Monthly Archives: April 2013

TEPCO admits it deserves blame for Fukushima nuclear meltdown

by John Hofilena / via Japan Daily Press / April 1, 2013 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has come out and publicly said on Friday that it deserves a majority of the blame for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a very strong statement about the company’s shortcomings in the crisis if compared ...

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New study: Fukushima meltdown correlates to hypothyroidism in American infants

by John Upton / Grist.org / April 1, 2013 / Fallout from that Fukushima meltdown thing a couple years back? It’s not just the Japanese who are suffering, though their plight is obviously the worst. Radioactive isotopes blasted from the failed reactors may have given kids born in Hawaii an ...

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Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown

PDF (Size:127KB) PP. 1-9   DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2013.31001 Author(s) Joseph J. Mangano, Janette D. Sherman ABSTRACT Various reports indicate that the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is increasing in developed nations, and that improved detection and more inclusive cr ...

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Tepco testing new water decontamination system at Fukushima

via Japan Times / March 31, 2013 / Full-fledged operation of the advanced liquid processing system (ALPS) will start in about four months after its performance is verified. Tepco said it plans to process 250 tons of irradiated water a day using the new multinuclide removal system, which has th ...

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Thyroid conditions in Fukushima similar to other areas

via The Tokyo Times / April 1, 2013 / Thyroid conditions among the young population in three Japanese prefectures – Aomori, Yamanashi and Nagasaki – are almost the same as in Fukushima Prefecture, according to a survey by the Environment Ministry. The ministry conducted the study from l ...

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An Attempt to Estimate Early-stage Radiation Exposure Dose at the Location of Every Household in Iitate Village, Fukushima

Tetsuji Imanaka, Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University / via CNIC Immediately after the occurrence of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in March 2011, there were many things I found difficult to understand. One of them was that virtually no data on radioactive contamination in the ...

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No-go designation lifted for Namie town

via Japan Times / April 1, 2013 / The no-go zone designation was lifted Monday for the town of Namie near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. In line with the move, the Fukushima Prefecture town was realigned into three evacuation zones according to estimated annual radiation ...

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