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Dealing with the fallout in Fukushima – Part 2 via Soil Science Society of America

Newswise — Mar. 18, 2019 – Mar. 11 marked the 8th anniversary of Japan’s Tohuku earthquake. The tsunami that followed led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which spread radioactive materials throughout the area. The Soil … 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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Radiation threat on Treasure Island, report says via SF Gate

Despite six years of Navy cleanup and San Francisco city government reassurances that Treasure Island is safe, children living there might be at risk of radiation poisoning, a newly released state health department memo concludes. Earlier this year, California Department of … Continue reading

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Treasure Island soil tests raise concerns via San Francisco Chronicle

Land slated for development on Treasure Island contains elevated concentrations of cesium-137, a byproduct of nuclear fission associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to an independent analysis commissioned by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The findings, discovered through … Continue reading

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Soil issue buried for lack of storage via The Japan Times

More than 15 months after the Fukushima disaster started, municipalities hit by the fallout are struggling to dispose of radioactive soil collected under decontamination efforts. Prime Minister Yoshiyuki Noda vowed upon taking office last September to lead the nuclear decontamination … Continue reading

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Gov’t to decontaminate areas with radiation exposure of 5 millisieverts or more per year via The Mainichi Daily News

The Environment Ministry has decided to decontaminate areas where people could be exposed to radiation of 5 millisieverts or more per year by removing up to 28.78 million cubic meters of radioactively contaminated soil in Fukushima and four other adjacent … Continue reading

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Some Fukushima soil same as Chernobyl ‘dead zone’ via The Japan Times

Radioactive soil in pockets of areas near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have reached the same level as Chernobyl, where a “dead zone” remains 25 years after the reactor in the former Soviet Union exploded. Soil samples in areas … Continue reading

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