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We are all Hibakusha via Beyond Nuclear International

M.V. Ramana The front page of the Times of India of August 7, 1945, carried the headline World’s deadliest bomb hits Japan: Carries blast power of 20,000 tons of TNT. For millions around the world, headlines of that sort would have been their first … Continue reading

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Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on U.S. Soil 75 Years Ago Continue to Seek Justice via Independent Media Institute/Portside

By Satya Vatti “They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The detonation was code-named “Trinity.” It … Continue reading

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Gender & Radiation: The Hidden Nuclear War Against Women & Little Girls – Mary Olson via Nuclear Hotseat

Gender & Radiation’s depiction of “Reference Man” vs. size of a little girl: all radiation doses are not equal! Listen Here: Podcast: Download This Week’s Featured Interview:Mary Olson is Nuclear Waste Specialist at NIRS (Nuclear Information and Resource Service–) and Acting Director, Gender and Radiation Impact Project. … Continue reading

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Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment via Science of the Total Environment

Mark Kaltofen and Arnie Gundersen   1. Introduction The March 11, 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami resulted in the loss of > 15,889 lives (JNPA). The earthquake and tsunami also caused catastrophic damage to four of the six … Continue reading

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High UV Radiation a Health Risk Near Urmia Lake via Financial Tribune

Ultraviolet radiation around Urmia Lake has increased four-fold over the past 10 years due to the decreasing water level, according to an official at the Urmia Lake Restoration Program. […] The harmful effects from exposure to ultraviolet radiation can be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium via Scientific American

Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada and New Mexico nuclear sites [….] The government scientists didn’t know they were breathing in radioactive uranium at the time it was happening. … Continue reading

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Small head size and delayed body weight growth in wild Japanese monkey fetuses after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster via Scientific Reports

ABSTRACT To evaluate the biological effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, relative differences in the growth of wild Japanese monkeys (Macaca fuscata) were measured before and after the disaster of 2011 in Fukushima City, which is approximately 70 km from … Continue reading

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Former Piketon uranium workers find advocate in Cold War Patriots group via The Columbus Dispatch

Peggy Scott received a flag during one of the Cold War Patriots meetings held in southern Ohio last month, but this wasn’t just any flag. This flag had flown over the Capitol Building on Feb. 17. Her husband, Jim Scott, … Continue reading

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‘No one has inhaled this much plutonium’: 5 staff exposed to radiation in Japan lab accident via RT

Japanese authorities are unsure about the medical prognosis for five staffers who inhaled toxic plutonium after mishandling it at the Oarai Research and Development Center outside Tokyo. “As far as I can remember, no one has inhaled plutonium at this … Continue reading

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Detecting Radiation Exposure with a Blood Test via Scientific American

An RNA-based assay recently shown to work in monkeys could help triage victims of nuclear disasters […] “We don’t have copious amounts of radiation drugs available” in such a situation, he adds. “So how do we decide who gets them?” … Continue reading

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