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Fukushima Anniversary SPECIAL: Voices From Japan 2020 – Tokyo Shimbun Reporter Takeshi Yamakawa via Nuclear Hotseat

Fukushima Anniversary SPECIAL – Signs outside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.  In 2019, total of 26 English caution signs were placed in 12 places in exclusion zones to prevent foreigners from trespassing in radioactive areas. YouTubers and the Netflix show “Dark Tourism” … Continue reading

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Statement on 9th Anniversary of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Don’t Let the Olympics Obscure the True Impacts via FoE Japan

Nine years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, and the ensuing accident at the TEPCO Daiichi nuclear power plant. The impacts of this nuclear accident continue to this … Continue reading

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Radioactivity on the move 2020: Recontamination and weather-related effects in Fukushima via Greenpeace International

Tokyo, Japan – Greenpeace Japan’s latest extensive radiation survey has found evidence of recontamination caused by 2019’s Typhoon 19 (Hagibis) and Typhoon 21 (Bualoi), which released radioactive caesium from the forested mountains of Fukushima Prefecture.  The survey, which was conducted over three … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020 Roundup: HBO Report Raises Fukushima Health Concerns via ATR

[…] The Real Sports program on HBO sent correspondent David Scott to Fukushima in December. He reports that thousands of nuclear refugees have returned to the disaster zone after being assured by the Japanese government that radiation levels are safe. Kazunori … Continue reading

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BY ARISTOS GEORGIOU  Environmental authorities in Scotland have said that an accidental release of radioactive dust from a nuclear site “contravened multiple” regulatory conditions, according to reports. The contaminated dust vented out of a uranium recovery plant at Dounreay—a nuclear research … Continue reading

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Radiation Alert: Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan Sweeping Away Radioactive Soil & Waste via Demystifying Nuclear Power Blog

Maggie Gundersen, Editor Fukushima Daiichi’s radioactive waste is on the move again as Hagibis, the worst typhoon to hit Japan since 1958, dropped 30” of rain in 24 hours and millions of people were forced to evacuate due to flooding. … Continue reading

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Meet the Japanese Moms Running a Citizens’ Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation via Broadly

A woman in a lab coat and surgical mask analyzes a screen full of data. Only those with some training in physics—and in this case, a fear of radiation—would be able to make sense of these numbers. Ayumi Iida, 33, … Continue reading

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Fukushima-Radioactive Forest via NHK World


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Atomic Balm Part 1: Prime Minister Abe Uses The Tokyo Olympics As Snake Oil Cure For The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdowns via Fairewinds

By Arnie Gundersen […] There has never been a roadmap for Japan to extricate itself from the radioactive multi-headed serpentine Hydra curse that has been created in an underfunded, unsuccessful attempt to clean-up the ongoing spread of migrating radioactivity from … Continue reading

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Fukushima Radioactive Particle Release Was Significant, Says New Research via Lab Manager

Scientists say there was a significant release of radioactive particles during the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident. The researchers identified the contamination using a new method and say if the particles are inhaled they could pose long-term health risks to humans. The … Continue reading

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