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Fukushima radiation linked to Japanese monkeys’ blood count

Fukushima - A new report suggests that Japanese monkeys have suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Highly radioactive substance found in Swiss dump: report

Evilard - A highly radioactive substance, emitting in some places radiation 100 times the permitted amount, has been discovered in Switzerland, local media reported Sunday, adding that authorities had covered it up for 18 months.
In the Media by AFP

New drug can fight radiation

A protein that protects the cells that line the gut may be able to prevent gastrointestinal damage following radiation, which can often be fatal, according to a study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert

Radiation damage has affected Chernobyl's ecosystem

A new study has shown that radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New highly radioactive leak at Fukushima

Fukushima - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted that another leak was discovered last Wednesday. The leak is estimated at 100 metric tons of highly radioactive material. It is the worst admitted leak since last August.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

Radiation detected at New Mexico nuclear plant

Carlsbad - US investigators were taking samples at a New Mexico underground nuclear waste site where airborne radiation was detected, though authorities stressed they had found no contamination.Officials monitoring the possible radiation leak said there was no da...
In the Media by AFP

Fallout from France's 1960 atomic bomb tests hit southern Europe

Way back on February 13, 1960, France tested its first atomic bomb, "Gerboise Bleue" (Blue Jerboa). Declassified documents released recently show that radiation from the test in the Algerian Sahara desert reached much further than they said at the time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster isn't over yet

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant sits in a 1,000-square-mile fenced-off no-mans land near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It's a graveyard of unmarked burial sites for machinery used in the cleanup and spent fuel from other nuclear power plants in Russia.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 7 comments

Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation

Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Fukushima chief dies of cancer

Fukushima - The nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl has died of cancer at the age of 58.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

New fronts in heart disease: Innovation in computed tomography Special

Innovations in computed tomography are driving forward progress in heart disease detection and treatment, and Murat Gungor, VP of computed tomography and radiation oncology at Siemens, shared his perspectives on these advances.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Record levels of radiation in greenling fish found near Fukushima

Fukushima - Two years after the nuclear disaster, TEPCO has found a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, with a record quantity of radioactive cesium - 7,400 times the country's limit for safe human consumption.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Mystery ring of radiation briefly encircled Earth

Last September most people did not know that a previously unseen ring of radiation encircled the planet for almost an entire month.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Workers forced to fake radiation readings by Fukushima contractor

Fukushima - According to a leaked tape of an internal meeting, a company charged with decontaminating the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, forced workers to lower their radiation readings.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Almost 36% of Fukushima children have abnormal thyroid growths

Fukushima - According to a new report, over one-third of the children in Japan's Fukushima region could be prone to cancer, due to unusually overgrown thyroid glands.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Japan/Missouri face clean-up of thousands of dead sardines & fish

Around the world, the number of dead zones, some of which are naturally occurring, increased from 149 in 2003 to more than 200 in 2006, according to a 2008 report by the United Nations Environmental Program.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 2 comments

False alarm over high radiation readings in Indiana

The website for Radiation Network, the United States' radiation monitoring network, is blaming an equipment malfunction for the extremely high radiation levels that were detected last night by a monitoring station in South Bend, Indiana.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 1 comment

US Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radiation

Apparently Pacific Bluefin tuna in the U.S. is showing radioactive signals from Fukushima, but officials say it is "safe to eat."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

EPA audit exposes major problems in radiation monitoring system Special

A recently released report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General's Office has revealed perilous failures in the operation of RadNet, the nationwide radiation monitoring network, in the midst of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 2 comments

Op-Ed: N. America's radiation threat: another mainstream news blackout

It is odd that neither the Canadian nor the American mainstream news, nor any government agencies are speaking about the radiation that continues to flow into North America by way of the jet stream.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 6 comments

Nuclear experts: Fukushima crisis may become 'global catastrophe'

A nuclear watchdog official told RT News that the ongoing crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could become a "global catastrophe", echoing warnings from other experts.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Nuclear safety and expenses become more problematic

Today reactors built in the United States and elsewhere finds problematic safety concerns contributing to nuclear expenses during an era of earthquakes and natural disasters.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar

Ticks wander into airless high-radiation; act like it's a picnic

Kanazawa - Japanese researchers have discovered that ticks can survive the extreme radiation and airless vacuum inside an electron scanning microscope, making them the first animal to ever be viewed moving and alive in such conditions.
In the Media by David Brydon - 2 comments

Fukushima radiation now at up to 10 times lethal dose

Fukushima - On Tuesday this week, workers at Fukushima inserted a remote control endoscope probe into Reactor Two to assess damage. Tests came back with radiation levels far higher than expected.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

Cellphone radiation may cause ADHD in developing fetuses

A team of researchers at Yale discovered a strong link between radiation from cellular phones and babies born with ADHD and other developmental disabilities.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Animals still at risk at Fukushima's Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Fukushima - It’s almost a year since the terrible nuclear/Tsunami tragedy at Fukushima Daiichi plant, Japan and animals are still running scared and uncared for. It’s hard to believe but, many animals are still running wild, and very few have been rescued.
In the Media by Daniel Boyington - 2 comments

Spent fuel assemblies home to nuclear radioactive spiderwebs

Savannah - A nuclear reservation located in South Carolina, the Savannah River Site, has recently found a white, string-like growth that resembles a radioactive spiderweb growing on the racks of their spent fuel assemblies.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 1 comment

Massive sunspot unleashes powerful solar flare

A massive solar flare erupted on Thursday. Scientists have classified the solar flare as X1.9 flare, one of the most powerful flares the sun can produce. The flare erupted from a sunspot astronomers say is one of the largest seen in recent years.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Study finds no likely link between cell phone usage and cancer

Danish researchers have recently concluded in their findings that there is likely no reason to further believe that people who use cell phones are more susceptible to developing cancer than non-users.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments
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Children in Fukushima, Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
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High radiation readings were reported by RadNet in Northern Indiana on June 6-7  2012.
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High radiation readings were reported by RadNet in Northern Indiana on June 6-7, 2012.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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