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Typhoons cut Fukushima radiation, likely created hotspots via The Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA–Typhoons that battered Japan in October reduced radiation levels of some parts of Fukushima Prefecture significantly, but might have created radiation hot spots, according to the environmental group Greenpeace. Greenpeace Japan, a Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization, on March 9 released the … Continue reading

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Radiation Hot Spots Found Near Japan’s Olympic Torch Relay Site via Time

BY AYA TAKADA AND STEPHEN STAPCZYNSKI / BLOOMBERG DECEMBER 4, 2019 Tepco removed tainted soil near the sports complex where the 2020 Olympic torch relay will start in Japan after Greenpeace Japan found radiation hot spots there, utility spokesman Koichiro Shiraki said … Continue reading

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Radiation hot spots found at Tokyo 2020 torch relay start: Greenpeace via WKZO

[…] Greenpeace found that radiation levels around the recently refurbished venue, which also hosted the Argentina team during the Rugby World Cup earlier this year, were significantly higher than before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor meltdown following the March 2011 … 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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Hot spots in the 5th Year over 20 μSvh in Fukushima City via D’un Renard


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7 more nuclear waste “hot spots” found in St. Louis suburb via CBS

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Three-hundred residents of North St. Louis County crowded into a local gym, anxious about what they would hear. Soil near the local creek was contaminated by improperly stored nuclear weapons waste in the 1960’s … Continue reading

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530 Minamisoma residents sue government over hot spot delisting via The Japan Times

Some 530 residents of a city near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant filed a lawsuit Friday demanding that the central government revoke a decision to remove their districts from a list of radiation hot spots, ending their entitlement to … Continue reading

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Small radiation hot spots in Fukushima to be declared safe via The Japan Times

This Sunday, officials will lift an evacuation advisory for 142 locations in the city of Minamisoma, which will affect 152 households, Yosuke Takagi, state minister of economy, trade and industry, said this weekend during a briefing to residents. Amid complaints … Continue reading

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Study: Fukushima health risks underestimated via Al Jazeera

[…] Heinz Smitai, a nuclear physicist, Greenpeace campaigner and participant in the radiation monitoring mission, told foreign journalists at an October 30 press conference in Tokyo that radiation hot spots exist as far as 60 kilometres from the site of … Continue reading

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Study: Fukushima health risks underestimated via Aljazeera

Tokyo, Japan – “Hot spots” of nuclear radiation still contaminate parts of Fukushima Prefecture, according to findings from the latest Greenpeace radiation monitoring mission near the Daiichi nuclear power plant that experienced a melt down after an earthquake and tsunami … Continue reading

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