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India's arsenic-polluted drinking water causing cancers (Part 1)

Patna - In Bihar, India, literally millions of people are showing signs of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to continually drinking contaminated water.

High carbon dioxide levels in oceans affecting fish behavior

Townsville - Increased carbon dioxide emissions caused by humans could be impacting brains and central nervous systems of sea fish, causing behavioral changes leading to serious consequences in their ability to survive, a new international report reveals.

High levels of radioactive water at Fukushima leaking into ocean

Tokyo - The operator at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan announced on Sunday as much as 45 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked through the cracked wall of a treatment facility, possibly entering the Pacific Ocean.

Tons of radioactive sewage in Japan is latest crisis

Tokyo - Growing piles of contaminated sewage, located hundreds of kilometers from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, are loaded with high levels of radiactive cesium, and the government has yet to come up with a policy for the country's latest crisis.

High levels of radiation at Fukushima halt cleanup operations

Tokyo - Higher than expected radiation levels at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan forced the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to halt attempts at cleaning up highly contaminated waste water over the week-end.

Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown puts forest industry near collapse

Tokyo - High levels of radiation, planned evacuations and no-entry zones as a result of the meltdown at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility have combined to place the prefecture’s forest industry in danger of collapse.

Daiichi radioactive water levels see sharp rise, storm approaches

Tokyo - Conditions at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility are deteriorating, with a sudden rise in the contaminated water level in tunnels at No.1 reactor, a halt to the cooling system at No.5 reactor, and fear of radiation spreading by an approaching storm.

Japan coast marine radioactive contamination 'worse than thought'

Tokyo - New data shows the melted-down and still-leaking Daiichi nuclear plant near Fukushima is causing radioactive contamination in seaweed 50 times above safe limits, contamination has spread over a large area and is not dispersing as officials have asserted.

High radiation beyond Japan exclusion zone, 70,000 urged to leave

Tokyo - A French nuclear watchdog group is urging 70,000 people, including almost 10,000 children, in an area beyond the 20-kilometer exclusion zone northwest of Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear plant, to evacuate because of dangerous levels of radiation.

Public health groups urge Obama to form cancer prevention policy

Washington - A coalition of public health groups met with White House officials on Thursday and are urging President Obama to use his leadership position for creating a National Cancer Prevention Plan to rid Americans’ daily exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
 

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