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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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Five years later, Fukushima’s contamination is slow to fade

via arstechnica.com / March 8, 2016 / The Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred almost five years ago in March 2011. It is the largest event of its sort since Chernobyl, which occurred 25 years earlier. The accident was triggered by a tsunami and earthquake that led to a meltdown at the plant. D ...

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How Citizen Science Changed the Way Fukushima Radiation is Reported

via National Geographic / February 13, 2016 / “It appears the world-changing event didn’t change anything, and it’s disappointing,”said Pieter Franken, a researcher at Keio University in Japan (Wide Project), the MIT Media Lab (Civic Media Centre), and co-founder of Safecast, a citizen-sc ...

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Japan requests Singapore to review restriction of food imports from Fukushima

via The Online Citizen / January 13, 2016 / It has been reported by Japanese media, Jiji press that Mr Moriyama Hiroshi, Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister has requested a review on the restriction of food imports from Fukushima, Japan during the meet up with Minister of Nation ...

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New ‘Scorpion’ Robot Will Inspect Fukushima Reactor This Summer

via Gizmodo.com / June 30, 2015 / When the 2011 earthquake in Japan damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, teams scrambled to find a robot that could go where humans couldn’t. In many ways those robots failed, and ever since, there has been a focus on creating robots that can get the job do ...

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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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Search Is Still On For Devices Tracking Fukushima Debris

by J.R Rardon / campbellrivermirror.com / June 30, 2015 / A transponder that spent more than three years floating in the Pacific Ocean before washing up on Vancouver Island has become the subject of a wide-ranging scavenger hunt after mysteriously winding up in Campbell River last week. T ...

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