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BBC Wrong on Fukushima, Again

via Goddard's Journal / Published March 11, 2016: Response to: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Expanded upon here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Dose-rate conversion: http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/E... " 2.8 microsievert/hour = 24.5448 millisievert/year " ...

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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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How a Single Tweet Could Land a Japanese Nuclear Activist in Jail

Anti-nuclear activist and journalist - Mari Takenouchi from Vice News / May 12, 2014 / In 2012, more than 15,000 people living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant filed a criminal complaint at the Fukushima prosecutors’ office. They alleged that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEP ...

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Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

By David McNeil / NY Times / In the chaotic, fearful weeks after the Fukushima nuclear crisis began, in March 2011, researchers struggled to measure the radioactive fallout unleashed on the public. Michio Aoyama’s initial findings were more startling than most. As a senior scientist at the Japa ...

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NHK falls prey to Streisand Effect

by Lucas W. Hixson / via Enformabale.com / February 3, 2014 / It is well known that sometimes, we humans experience unintended consequences for conscious decisions we have made.  Some of these unintended consequences are so frequently encountered that they are named. The Streisand Effect desc ...

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By Broc West| 8 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Worst-case scenario thinking and Fukushima radiation

via Deep Sea News / January 23, 2014 / Why do some people hold fast to apocalyptic ideas, like Fukushima radiation, even when the best available evidence suggests that the world is not about to end? Confirmation bias is the term psychologists use to describe the behavior of testing an idea by sea ...

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Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism

via Washington's Blog / November 27, 2013 / 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels and pretending that radiation is good for us. We noted earlier this month: Japan will likely pa ...

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By Corbett| 1 Comment | Editorials, Featured