Tag Archives: contamination

‘Ticking Atomic Bomb’: 50+ Uranium Mills Still Dumping Cancer-Causing Toxic Waste Into U.S. Rivers via the Defender (ProPublica)

U.S. taxpayers bankrolled more than 50 uranium mills in the lead-up to the Cold War, but despite promises, the government has failed to address the widespread water pollution from the mills, according to a ProPublica investigation. By Mark Olalde, Mollie … Continue reading

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Rockfish Caught off Fukushima Still Exceeds Radioactivity Limits via Maritime Executive

PUBLISHED FEB 8, 2022 3:00 PM BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE Radiation continues to plague local fisheries near Fukushima, Japan, a decade after a massive earthquake caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. On Tuesday, Japanese health officials said … Continue reading

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The U.S. Must Take Responsibility for Nuclear Fallout in the Marshall Islands via Scientific American

By Hart Rapaport, Ivana Nikolić Hughes on April 4, 2022 In many ways, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has resurfaced our global nuclear history. […] As governments across the world consider their own roles in lessening the risk of nuclear war, the United States cannot excuse … Continue reading

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Radioactive snakes may monitor Fukushima fallout via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

[…] “Because snakes don’t move that much, and they spend their time in one particular local area, the level of radiation and contaminants in the environment is reflected by the level of contaminants in the snake itself,” Hannah Gerke, a … Continue reading

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Bombs in our back yard series via ProPublica

by Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones & Abrahm Lustgarten, November 30, 2017 The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some … Continue reading

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Radioactive Isotopes Measured at Olympic and Paralympic Venues in Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan via Fairewinds Energy Education

November 12, 2020 Marco Paul Johann Kaltofen Department of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Arnie Gundersen and Maggie Gundersen Fairewinds Energy Education, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. […] Here is the current link to the Abstract in Environmental Engineering … Continue reading

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Radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in terrestrial systems via Nature Reviews Earth and Environment

Yuichi Onda, Keisuke Taniguchi, Kazuya Yoshimura, Hiroaki Kato, Junko Takahashi, Yoshifumi Wakiyama, Frederic Coppin & Hugh Smith  Abstract The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident, Japan, released the largest quantity of radionuclides into the terrestrial environment since the 1986 accident at Chernobyl. This accident resulted in … Continue reading

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Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers via Wired

If it were not illegal, Ayumi Iida would love to test a dead body. Recently, she tested a wild boar’s heart. She’s also tested the contents of her vacuum cleaner and the filter of her car’s air conditioner. Her children … Continue reading

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Uranium Industry’s COVID-19 Bailout Request Sparks a Disgusted Pushback via Phoenix New Times

ELIZABETH WHITMAN  […] One July morning in 1979, a dam containing tailings from United Nuclear Corporation’s uranium mill some 200 miles away broke, letting loose more than 1,000 tons of waste. Ninety-four million gallons of radioactive water gushed into the Puerco River, which … Continue reading

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Free use of Map of Soil Radioactivity at the time of the Tokyo Olympics via Minna-no Data Site

Starting from March 11, 2020, Minna-no Data Site will be offering free use of Map of Soil Radioactivity in 17 Prefectures in Eastern Japan at the time of the Tokyo Olympics ~The government of Japan has yet to conduct a … Continue reading

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