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Science and scientific studies about the effects of nuclear radiation.

Risk assessment of radioisotope contamination for aquatic living resources in and around Japan

via PNAS / April 2016 Significance Quantification of contamination risk caused by radioisotopes released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is useful for excluding or reducing groundless rumors about food safety. Our new statistical approach made it possible to evaluate the risk ...

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Virtual Reality To Be Used To Help Decommission Fukushima Plant

By Takuya Isayama / Asahi Shimbun / January 7, 2016 / A virtual reality system here that will assist in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is preparing for full-scale operations this spring. Located at the Naraha Remote Technology Development Center, the sy ...

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Video: Fukushima West Coast Impact

via Goddard's Journal / Published February 17, 2015 / What will be the impact of Fukushima on the North American coast? This video covers the key science you need to know to reasonably answer that question. Studies cited in order presented... - Behrens et al (2012). Model simulations on ...

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Video: How Citizen Scientist Seawater Samples Are Processed

In case you're interested. A brief explanation of how seawater samples to monitor for Fukushima contamination are processed when they arrive at the University of Victoria. More details about sample analysis can be found at our partner organization's website Our Radioactive Ocean. The pr ...

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An ‘Octopus’ Robot Developed To Clear Rubble In Fukushima

via / March 20, 2015 / Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami disasters in Minamisoma, Fukushima. On March 13th, a remote control ...

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Fukushima Radioactivity Monitoring in the North Pacific Ocean

via / A paper published in December 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) details the arrival and concentration of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in the North Pacific Ocean. This paper, by Fisheries and Oceans scientist Dr. J ...

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Ingestion of radioactively contaminated diets for two generations in the pale grass blue butterfly

Chiyo Nohara1, Wataru Taira1, Atsuki Hiyama1, Akira Tanahara2, Toshihiro Takatsuji3 and Joji M Otaki1* * Corresponding author: Joji M Otaki Author Affiliations 1 BCPH Unit of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Mari ...

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