Fukushima Thyroid Cancer?

via Goddard's Journal / October 22, 2015 / Study critiqued Tsuda et al. (2015). Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan: 2011 to 2014. Epidemiology. Oct 5. http://pubmed.com/26441345 Contrary opinion of Fukushima Medical Univ ...

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The Fukushima Disaster Was Preventable

via Science20.com / September 28, 2015 / The worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown never should have happened, according to a new study. In Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society, researchers Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Utku Kâno ...

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Fukushima: The World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

via CounterPunch.org / September 30, 2015 / The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No. 2 nuclear reactor fuel is missing from the core containment vessel. (Source: Up to 100% of No. 2 Reactor Fuel May Have Melted, NHK World News, Sept. 25, 2015.) Where did it go? Nobody knows. Not only t ...

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Japanese Govt and IAEA Ignore Radiation Risks to Coastal Population

via theecologist.org / September 28, 2015 / Radiation can be carried long distances by marine currents, concentrated in sediments, and carried in sea spray 16km or more inland, writes Tim Deere-Jones. So Fukushima poses a hazard to coastal populations and any who eat produce from their farms. So ...

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Video: Radioactive Floods Recontaminate Japan

via Fairewinds.org / September 18, 2015 / Last week a serious typhoon hit eastern Japan creating flooding that has not occurred for at least 50 years. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushi ...

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‘85% of Japanese don’t trust nuclear energy after Fukushima

via EyeWitness News / September 23, 2015 / A Japanese nuclear expert says close to 85 percent of the Japanese population do not trust the use of nuclear energy after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki says the public's mistrust largely stems from the widely held belief that th ...

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Evacuees, Students Help Empty Fukushima Town Preserve Its History

By Makoto Takada / Asahi Shimbun / September 24, 2015 / Local government officials, evacuees and students are saving personal documents and other historical materials from destruction in a municipality rendered a virtual “ghost town” by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Tomioka town ...

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