Twenty nuclear accidents at the official International Nuclear Event Scale of 4 to 7 have occurred between 1952 and 2011 (Lelieveld et al. 2012).
The fields around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant were contaminated with radioactive material following a meltdown in March 2011. Farmer Yoko Sudo is experimenting with new methods in the post-nuclear landscape. Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was hit by a massive earthquke and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
As the two-year anniversary of the world's second-worst nuclear accident nears, citizen groups are questioning the accuracy of the government's contamination data for the area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. As she watched footage of the first nuclear reactor located in Fukushima Prefecture exploding in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on March 11, 2012, Yuko Hirono said it felt as if she were watching a movie. "It was unreal - it was hard to believe, but I had to try to make myself believe it and think realistically what I should do to protect myself and my family," she told DW.
replica of lead plate believed to be used to shield dosimiters thus falsifying worker dose Workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were ordered to cover their dosimeters with lead plates to keep radiation doses low enough to continue working under dangerous conditions, the Asahi Shimbun has learned.
According to a research letter published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , levels of internal cesium contamination after Fukushima are “low…much lower than those reported in studies years after the Chernobyl incident”. However, longer-term, internal exposure to even low levels of cesium can cause a range of diseases and pre-disease conditions, including cancer.
In 10 Years, Peak Cesium Levels Off West Coast Could Be 10 Times Higher Than at Coast of Japan We’ve extensively documented the fact that ocean currents bring Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America, and that – rather than adequate ocean dilution - there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation . Joke F Lübbecke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences poured tracer dye into coastal waters off of Fukushima, and monitored its progress as it traveled to the West Coast of North America, to find out what might really happen.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has provided the public with a number of educational resources regarding ocean-borne wreckage from the Japanese tsunami that might reach U.S. shores. As a result of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 , large amounts of debris were washed back into the ocean as the tsunami retreated. NOAA expects some portion of this material will reach U.S. and Canadian shores over a period of several years.
Title: Change of Fukuichi Live Camera Location at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Source: Tokyo Electric Power Company Date: July 31, 2012 Fukuichi Live Camera currently installed near the Administration Office Building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Station has been offering real-time images of mainly Unit 1 and 2 since May 31, 2011. In response to the request from viewers and considering the progress of the cover installation for fuel removal at Unit 4, the camera location will be moved to near the Waste Sludge Temporary Storage Facility (on Unit 4 side).
Stanford University researchers say that radiation released by the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant likely will cause the cancer deaths of 130 Japanese residents—but the cancer death toll could go as high as 1,300. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, triggering a tsunami that killed 20,000 people and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Gundersen: I’ve been working on US West Coast to get testing for radioactivity — Gov’t should either alleviate the fear, or announce the salmon are radioactive (AUDIO)GUNDERSEN ON FUKUSHIMA FISH SALES AND REACTOR’S BUCKLING BUILDING Five O’Clock Shadow with Robert Knight June 28, 2012
A team from the IAEA visits the technical support center at the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station during a technical mission on 26 May 2011.
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The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.
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