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The poisoned environmental legacy of the ‘Nuclear Park’ via Culturico

Linda Pentz Gunter France prides itself on its “Nuclear Park”, its fleet of once 58 and now 56 operational nuclear reactors that deliver 70% of the country’s electricity. However, the environmental effects of this considerable use of nuclear power – … Continue reading

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The poisoned environmental legacy of the ‘Nuclear Park’ via Culturico

By Linda Pentz Gunter […] France is heavily reliant on nuclear energy. Its 56 commercial reactors dot almost every corner of the country, providing 70% of all electricity consumed. France also possesses a nuclear weapons arsenal, fueled by the nuclear … Continue reading

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Fukushima Workers Battle Leukemia – and Bureaucracy via Unseen Japan

By Hiro Ugaya Editor’s Note The March 2011 tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, has had a devastating impact on Japan. Eight years later, and most journalists – in Japan and abroad … Continue reading

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**Data on leukemia and other cancers (2010-2017) from Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital (Part 2) via Watanabe Etsuji**

**Inquiries have been made to Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital as to the precise meaning of the numbers they released. Further responses will be posted on this site.** (Data on leukemias, cancers, and a few other select illnesses obtained by Minamisoma … Continue reading

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Does living near a nuclear plant give children cancer? via Beyond Nuclear International

By Cindy Folkers   Nuclear regulators don’t want you to know More than 60 studies have shown increases of childhood leukemia around nuclear facilities worldwide. Despite this finding, there has never been independent analysis in the US examining connections between childhood cancer … Continue reading

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After Fukushima, battling Tepco and leukemia via The Japan Times

[…] The road to Fukushima for Masaru Ikeda began to unfold the day after the March 2011 disasters, when images from the tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast flooded the TV and internet. Among them was footage of bodies being laid out in … Continue reading

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Cows in Fukushima Radiation Zone Find New Purpose: Science via abc news

In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green plains begin to gather when they hear the familiar rumble of the ranch owner’s mini-pickup. This isn’t feeding time, though. Instead, the animals are about to be measured for how … Continue reading

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For the first time, Fukushima recovery worker diagnosed with cancer via The Washington Post

TOKYO — When meltdowns struck Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of a devastating tsunami in 2011, more than 44,000 workers were deployed to take the facility safely off-line. The job was messy: Millions of gallons of radioactive … Continue reading

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Risks of leukemia in nuclear workers more than double previous estimate via The Ecologist

Are low levels of nuclear radiation good for you? Or merely harmless, as many nuclear advocates want you to think? Sadly not, writes Ian Fairlie. A huge new study finds ‘strong evidence’ of a dose-response relationship between cumulative, external, chronic, … Continue reading

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INWORKS study: risk of leukaemia from protracted radiation exposure via The Lancet Haematology

[Summary] I am writing in response to the Article by Klervi Leuraud and colleagues reporting the findings of the INWORKS study.1 The authors analysed the association between deaths caused by leukaemia and lymphoma of radiation-monitored workers in the nuclear industry … Continue reading

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