Tag Archives: Strontium-90

Children’s Teeth, Collected Decades Ago, Can Show the Damage of Nuclear Testing via History News Network (Portside)

Lawrence Witner and Joseph Mangano In 2020, Harvard University’s T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life … Continue reading

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Harvard University research revives use of decades-old famous St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michele Munz Harvard University neuroscientist and epidemiologist Marc Weisskopf is interested in the idea that early childhood can determine one’s health trajectory for life. As part of a multimillion-dollar federal grant to study exposure to metals, his team at Harvard … Continue reading

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Temporal variations of 90Sr and 137Cs in atmospheric depositions after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident with long-term observations via Scientific Reports

Takeshi Kinase,  Kouji Adachi,  Tsuyoshi Thomas Sekiyama,  Mizuo Kajino,  Yuji Zaizen &  Yasuhito Igarashi  Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 21627 (2020)  Abstract We have measured artificial radionuclides, such as 90Sr and 137Cs, in atmospheric depositions since 1957 in Japan. We observed the variations in 90Sr and 137Cs, which were … Continue reading

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Why Are Researchers Finding Traces of Radioactive Particles in Baby Teeth? via AlterNet

Data indicates we still don’t understand the dangers of nuclear energy. The meltdown disasters at Fukushima and Chernobyl have solidified the American public’s reticence about nuclear energy. The full health significance of these events is still being debated, as government and … Continue reading

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Fukushima kids’ teeth to be checked for strontium-90 via The Japan Times

The Fukushima Prefecture Dental Association will spearhead efforts to determine whether children’s teeth contain the radioactive isotope strontium-90 amid worries they were exposed to fallout from the triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety via The Japan Times

okyo Electric Power Co.’s revelation that massive amounts of radioactive water are flowing into the Pacific further raised fears about the harm to marine life. Tepco estimated that between May 2011 and this month, a staggering 40 trillion becquerels of … Continue reading

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No plan in place when leak alarm sounded at Hanford via King5.com

At Hanford, the former plutonium production facility located in Eastern Washington, not much takes place without a carefully designed plan. With 56 million gallons of the most highly contaminated nuclear waste on the planet stored in underground tanks at the … Continue reading

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Scientist, Candidate and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard via The New York Times

Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived in Brooklyn Heights. […] Raised in Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Yokohama finds high strontium-90 levels via The Japan Times Online

YOKOHAMA — Radioactive strontium exceeding normal levels has been detected in sediment from atop an apartment building in Yokohama, some 250 km from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, city officials said Wednesday. While the discovery of 195 becquerels … Continue reading

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