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Nuclear Radiologist: Don’t be fooled by paid industry “consultants” — Low doses of ionizing radiation do cause cancer

“Ionising radiation is a known carcinogen” . . . → Read More: Nuclear Radiologist: Don’t be fooled by paid industry “consultants” — Low doses of ionizing radiation do cause cancer

Gundersen on CNN: “Flaw” in No. 2 containment — It’s a race against time… Now paying the price for adding saltwater (VIDEO)

Gundersen on CNN: “Flaw” in No. 2 containment — It’s a race against time… Now paying the price for adding saltwater (VIDEO)

John King USA, CNN, April 7, 2011 . . . → Read More: Gundersen on CNN: “Flaw” in No. 2 containment — It’s a race against time… Now paying the price for adding saltwater (VIDEO)

Should Canada be concerned about radiation from Fukushima? Doctors, local officials say yes

Member of Canada’s legislative assembly says “I’d be very hesitant in saying everything is safe” – April 8th, 2011 at 01:17 PM

Canada: Local official advising residents not to drink rainwater after tests find increasing radioactivity — Under pressure from Gov’t to stop testing – April 8th, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Vancouver radiation tests . . . → Read More: Should Canada be concerned about radiation from Fukushima? Doctors, local officials say yes

Radiation level quadruples over two day period in water north of Fukushima (VIDEO)

NHK, April 8, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radiation level quadruples over two day period in water north of Fukushima (VIDEO)

NY Times anonymous source: “Extremely radioactive material continues to ooze out” of No. 2 reactor vessel — “Leak is likely to widen with time” (DIAGRAM)

“It’s a little like pulling a thread out of your tie,” said the executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect business connections in Japan. “Any breach gets bigger.” . . . → Read More: NY Times anonymous source: “Extremely radioactive material continues to ooze out” of No. 2 reactor vessel — “Leak is likely to widen with time” (DIAGRAM)

Member of Canada’s legislative assembly says “I’d be very hesitant in saying everything is safe”

Governments say radiation levels low in B.C., but concerns persist, Muskeg News, April 7, 2011:

… [F]ederal government agencies have said there is no radiation risk to B.C. as a result of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan…

But that hasn’t stopped North Coast MLA Gary Coons from voicing his concerns about the lack . . . → Read More: Member of Canada’s legislative assembly says “I’d be very hesitant in saying everything is safe”

Canada: Local official advising residents not to drink rainwater after tests find increasing radioactivity — Under pressure from Gov’t to stop testing

“Many elders in the community like to make their tea with rainwater and others have rainwater systems that supply their homes” . . . → Read More: Canada: Local official advising residents not to drink rainwater after tests find increasing radioactivity — Under pressure from Gov’t to stop testing

Radioactive debris from Japan tsunami may wash up on US West Coast by early next year (MAP)

Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that’s floating towards U.S. West Coast, Daily Mail, April 8, 2011:

… ‘I’m expecting parts of houses, whole boats and feet in sneakers to wash up,’ [Curtis] Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades . . . → Read More: Radioactive debris from Japan tsunami may wash up on US West Coast by early next year (MAP)

100 miles from Fukushima: Leak from spent fuel pools at two reactors after 7.4 quake — Cooling system temporarily stopped

Water leaks from Onagawa atomic plant after latest quake, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 8, 2011:

… Tohoku Electric Power Co, which runs the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant in Miyagi prefecture, said water leaked from spent-fuel pools at two reactors and also from other parts of the plant. …

The plant, whose operations have been suspended . . . → Read More: 100 miles from Fukushima: Leak from spent fuel pools at two reactors after 7.4 quake — Cooling system temporarily stopped

Vancouver, Canada radiation tests show iodine-131 in rainwater at almost 100 times above US drinking water limit

Radiation from Japan reaches B.C. shores, Simon Fraser University Media Release . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Canada radiation tests show iodine-131 in rainwater at almost 100 times above US drinking water limit

Strawberries, mushrooms with Cesium-137 found in Northern California; 5 of 6 items in food chain sampling test have radioactive particles

UCB Food Chain Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering . . . → Read More: Strawberries, mushrooms with Cesium-137 found in Northern California; 5 of 6 items in food chain sampling test have radioactive particles

Japan gov’t rewrites key Fukushima radiation information — This poses a problem says Kyoto U. nuclear professor

Gov’t task force rewrites Fukushima crisis log, Mainichi Daily News, April 7, 2011:

A government task force on the Fukushima nuclear crisis was found Wednesday to have rewritten the starting time of venting radioactive vapor from a troubled reactor the day after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami without any clear explanation.

The change was . . . → Read More: Japan gov’t rewrites key Fukushima radiation information — This poses a problem says Kyoto U. nuclear professor

Cesium-134 and 137 found in US food supply; Organic milk bought in San Francisco Bay Area

UCB Milk Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering . . . → Read More: Cesium-134 and 137 found in US food supply; Organic milk bought in San Francisco Bay Area