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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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Fukushima: Thousands Have Already Died, Thousands More Will Die

by Ian Fairlie CounterPunch.org August 20, 2015 Official data from Fukushima show that nearly 2,000 people died from the effects of evacuations necessary to avoid high radiation exposures from the disaster. The uprooting to unfamiliar areas, cutting of family ties, loss of social support ...

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View from Inside Fukushima Prefecture: Vastly Different from Govt. Pronouncements

by Robert Hunziker / ukprogressive.co.uk / July 8, 2015 / Because of Japan’s unconscionable open-ended new secrecy law, it is very likely journalism in the nation has turned tail, scared of its own shadow. Nevertheless, glimmers of what has happened, of what is happening, do surface when ...

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Redeeming Lives of Fukushima’s Irradiated Animals

By Kunio Kobinata / the-japan-news.com / June 29, 2015 / In the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, much remains unknown about the long-term health effects of the radioactive substances released. Seeking answers, Tohoku University Prof. Manabu Fukumoto has been ...

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Issues of Incineration Disposal of Agricultural and Forestry Radioactive Wastes in Fukushima

by Toshikazu Fujiwara / CNIC.jp / June 2, 2015 / The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident released radioactive substances across a wide area of the environment. Currently, not only decontamination operations but also people’s everyday lives generate wastes that include high conce ...

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Four Years On: Why Some #Fukushima Residents Are Returning To The Evacuation Zone

via channelnewsasia.com / March 11, 2014 / Muneo Kanno left his village to avoid radiation contamination after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan four years ago. But that has not stopped the evacuee from making daily trips back home. The 64-year-old farmer is on a mission to reclaim ...

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Transfer of Fukushima Clean-Up Waste Gets Go-Ahead

via world-nuclear-news.org / March 3, 2015 / The transfer of radioactive soil and waste generated from clean-up work following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a provisional storage site has been approved by the governor of Fukushima prefecture and the mayors of Futaba an ...

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