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Fukushima Censored In US Media

Fukushima Censored In US Media

John B. Wells,Top-rated host of the most-listened-to overnight program in history ‘Coast to Coast AM’ until Jan 2014: My issue is, I was not looking at the scoreboard […] I did not realize the level of listenership — on a Saturday night [which Wells hosted] — 750,000 to 1.2 million. In contrast to 275,000 to 300,000 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday […] sometimes the listenership on a Weekend night was more than the combined of the entire work week, and this was not helpful politically. Read More »

Birth defect again found at high rate in south-central Washington

Birth defect again found at high rate in south-central Washington

Yakima, Benton and Franklin areas together signed seven cases of the unusual birth defect anencephaly in 2013, it all season of remarkably high numbers of cases, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday. Investigators are still trying to determine why the three-county area in the south-central part of the state is seeing so many cases of the fatal defect. Read More »

Former Mayor: Fukushima Radiation Killing Our Children – ‘Terrible Things Going On’

Former Mayor Fukushima Radiation Killing Our Children - 'Terrible Things Going On'

Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba, a town close to Fukushima, is warning Japan that radiation contamination is harming children inside the country and that the government is hiding the truth of the situation. “I talk to local authorities in different places in Fukushima but no one will listen to me,” Idogawa told RT. “They believe what the government says.” Read More »

Crews locate area of radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste site

Crews locate area of radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste site

While the cause of a radiation leak at the United States’ first nuclear waste repository remains unknown, officials have reportedly pinpointed the facility’s contaminated area. According to the Associated Press, the Department of Energy’s Tammy Reynolds told residents in Carlsbad, New Mexico, that no definitive conclusions can be made regarding the latest discovery, but that further investigation into the area should produce some information next week. Read More »

Fresh Fukushima leakage: over 200 tons of radioactive water pumped wrong way

Fresh Fukushima leakage over 200 tons of radioactive water pumped wrong way

Some 203 tons of highly radioactive water have been erroneously pumped at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to the basement of an engineering and utilities service building, rather than to special-purpose storage tanks, according to the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO. But TEPCO points out that there is no further leakage threat, since the basement is in no way linked to drainage systems. Read More »

Japan to keep using nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster

Japan to keep using nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster

Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said atomic generation would resume once regulators were sure of the safety of each reactor, all of which were switched off after the tsunami-sparked catastrophe at the Fukushima plant. Read More »

Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation

Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation

Sometime in the next few weeks highly diluted, low-level radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster is expected to reach West Coast shores All along the Pacific coast of North America and as far south as Costa Rica, people with little or no scientific background have volunteered to raise money for the program and collect the sea water samples needed to test for radiation. Read More »

‘Anti-radiation belt’ developed by Israeli firm for nuclear emergencies

‘Anti-radiation belt’ developed by Israeli firm for nuclear emergencies

An Israeli company called Stemrad has developed a body belt that protects people from the worst effects of gamma radiation. Called the Stemrad 360 Gamma, the belt could be a lifesaver for the emergency services in a nuclear accident. Oren Milstein, the co-founder of Stemrad, says it’s partially made out of lead and is designed to first and foremost protect the pelvic area, where most of the body’s renewable bone marrow is made, Reuters reports. Read More »

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