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Santa Clara activist works to find balance among disparate cultures via Santa Fe New Mexican

Marian Naranjo remembers too well the day her passions for truth-telling and conflict resolution were born. Naranjo was a third-grader in a school in Tooele, Utah. Men from Santa Clara Pueblo, including her father, worked for long periods at the … Continue reading

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Lower radiation readings proposed to speed return of Fukushima evacuees via The Asahi Shimbun

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has drafted a proposal to accelerate the return home of Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees by using radiation readings that tend to be lower than the ones now officially used. The NRA wants residents to take radiation … Continue reading

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No dosimeters for 3,000 via The Japan Times

Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant without carrying dosimeters in the early days of the crisis, a health ministry source said Tuesday. For 17 days starting March 15, 2011, after the crisis started four days earlier, there is no record … Continue reading

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Probe targets ploy to shield dosimeters via The Japan Times

KORIYAMA, Fukushima Pref. — The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Tuesday it is investigating whether dosimeters worn by workers trying to contain the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were manipulated to underreport their radiation exposure and … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Doctoring Dosimeters — How Far Did It Go? via The Wall Street Journal

Over the weekend, a subcontractor that worked at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant confessed to asking some of its employees to put lead covers on their dosimeters in order to keep their radiation exposure readings artificially low. Now, Japanese … Continue reading

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Radiation-linked cancer an intangible numbers game via The Japan Times

With contaminated produce continuing to be detected beyond Fukushima Prefecture, public concern over the health effects of radiation exposure continues to mount. Experts agree that exposure to more than 100 millisieverts in total increases the risk of cancer. However, scientists … Continue reading

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Experts: Leave radiation checks to us

Measuring radiation levels accurately is difficult for laypersons and they shouldn’t panic if their devices show much higher levels than the figures announced by the government, radiation experts say. “Cheap and easy-to-handle devices sold on the Internet can sometimes show … Continue reading

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