Tag Archives: De/Contamination

Some Hanford radiation exposure records could harm workers and taxpayers, report says via Tri-City Herald

BY ANNETTE CARY Recordkeeping at Hanford could be improved to track worker radiation exposure, including to ensure fair compensation for workers who develop cancer, according to an inspection report of the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General. Issues in … Continue reading

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The Olympics Clean-up: Fukushima, Okinawa, Homelessness via New Bloom

Nuclear Disaster Without End NUCLEAR PHYSICIST Hiroaki Koide has pointed out that although eight years have passed, there is still more than one million tons of irradiated water which still hasn’t been treated. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)’s “handling” method … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear horror relived as people return to Fukushima’s ghost towns via Mirror

It is eight years since a devastating tsunami caused three reactors to meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on the north-east coast of Japan ByEmily RetterSenior Feature Writer […] Radiation leaking in fatal quantities forced 160,000 people to … Continue reading

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Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project via Kivi Boise

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this summer. Fluor Idaho in an announcement … Continue reading

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The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima via The Diplomat

Maxime Polleri […]In the period following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan saw the release of harmful radioactive pollutants or radionuclides, such as iodine‑131, cesium‑134, cesium‑137, strontium‑90, and plutonium‑238, among many others. Yet today, the scale of radioactive contamination throughout … Continue reading

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Govt. making guidelines for soil disposal via NHK World

Several prefectures in Japan’s northeast were affected by soil contamination from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The government plans to set guidelines for its disposal as early as possible. The soil was removed and stockpiled at thousands of sites in … Continue reading

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Fukushima: To those who are working hard for renouncing nuclear energy: message from Ruiko via Fukushima 311 Voices

It has been eight years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster on March 11, 2011. I would like to thank you all for your continuous attention and support. I am also grateful for your lasting efforts to abandon … Continue reading

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Fukushima grapples with toxic soil that no one wants via The Guardian

Eight years after the disaster, not a single location will take the millions of cubic metres of radioactive soil that remain […] In the years after the disaster, about 70,000 workers removed topsoil, tree branches, grass and other contaminated material … Continue reading

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Fukushima women and children on the Frontline: Workers and Children Radiation Risks and Human Rights Violations via Greenpeace

Eight years after the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and two years after the Japanese government lifted evacuation orders in areas of Namie and Iitate, radiation levels remain too high for the safe return of thousands of Japanese … Continue reading

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Residents of Fukushima, Japan, are rallying against plans to build new roads that use soil exposed to radiation during core meltdowns at the local nuclear plant in 2011. The Environment Ministry plans to begin trials using the soil next month, with the … Continue reading

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