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PBS Frontline’s Miles O’Brien: Cheeseburgers and fries a much bigger risk to our health than cesium — Japan’s 20 milliSv/yr for evacuation “extremely low” (4 times higher than Chernobyl limit)

Title: Live Chat Now: Nuclear Power in the Wake of Fukushima Source: Wired.com Date: Jan 18, 2012

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Comment From Nancy

Why wasn’t conservation mentioned in the piece? It could make nuclear unnecessary. 1:25

Jon Palfreman: We did have a section in the program that illustrated examples of conservation – people in . . . → Read More: PBS Frontline’s Miles O’Brien: Cheeseburgers and fries a much bigger risk to our health than cesium — Japan’s 20 milliSv/yr for evacuation “extremely low” (4 times higher than Chernobyl limit)

ABC: Official says Japan betrayed its own people over radiation dangers — Gov’t actions akin to murder — “We didn’t think of that” says Science Ministry (AUDIO)

Title: Japan ‘betrayed citizens’ over radiation danger – ABC Ballarat – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Source: ABC Australia Author:Mark Willacy Date: January 19, 2012 09:52:57

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Japan has been accused of betraying its own people by giving the American military information about the spread of radiation from Fukushima more than a week . . . → Read More: ABC: Official says Japan betrayed its own people over radiation dangers — Gov’t actions akin to murder — “We didn’t think of that” says Science Ministry (AUDIO)

USATODAY: Official concerns over uncontrolled nuclear reaction risks inside plutonium facility near Portland

Title: Hanford nuclear weapons site faces radiation cleanup challenges, delay Source: USA TODAY Author: Peter Eisler Date: Jan 18, 2012 Emphasis Added

A USA TODAY investigation has found that the troubled, 10-year effort to build the [Hanford, WA] treatment plant faces enormous problems just as it reaches what was supposed to be its final . . . → Read More: USATODAY: Official concerns over uncontrolled nuclear reaction risks inside plutonium facility near Portland

Strange: Japan lawmaker tweets photo of device used to sample Fukushima fallout — A baking pan out on sidewalk?

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Title: セシウム 降下 物 上昇 の 検査 現場 を 視察. 随分 単純 な 方法 な … Source: Twitter Author: Mori Masako Date: Jan. 18, 2012

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@Morimasakosangi 森まさこ Increased inspection of the site inspection of cesium fallout. It is not quite a simple way … # Jnsc # Fukushima Photozou.jp/Photo/Show/701 …

h/t Fukushima . . . → Read More: Strange: Japan lawmaker tweets photo of device used to sample Fukushima fallout — A baking pan out on sidewalk?

M4 quake centered near Fukushima plant — Only 10km deep — Level 3 of 7 intensity in Iwaki (MAPS)

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Title: Earthquake Information Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Date: 22:33 JST 18 Jan 2012

22:29 JST 18 Jan 2012 Fukushima-ken Hamadori M4.0

Mainichi: Highly radioactive gravel used at local schools — Anger and anxiety spreading

Title: Anger spreads as radioactive gravel traced to schools, public road Source: – The Mainichi Daily News Date: January 18, 2012

NIHONMATSU, Fukushima — Anger and anxiety are spreading here after highly radioactive gravel from inside the Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuation zone was traced on Jan. 17 to several construction projects in the city, . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Highly radioactive gravel used at local schools — Anger and anxiety spreading

NPR: Newly leaked report warns plutonium levels at Hanford may be much higher than claimed — “The Columbia River is at stake, all of that area and its vitality” says Washington Governor

Title: Gregoire Reacts To Leaked Hanford Waste Report Source: NPR Author: Austin Jenkins Date: January 17, 2012

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says construction on a waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation must continue. This despite serious safety concerns raised by two high-level whistleblowers. There’s also a newly leaked report that warns plutonium . . . → Read More: NPR: Newly leaked report warns plutonium levels at Hanford may be much higher than claimed — “The Columbia River is at stake, all of that area and its vitality” says Washington Governor

Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated — 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO)

Title: Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated Source: Fairewinds Associates, Inc Author: Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Expert Date: Jan 17, 2012

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[...] That gets me to the issue of BIER, Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation. [...]

Now in Japan, the Japanese government is allowing people to go back . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated — 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO)

NYTimes: Coal produces more radiation and deaths than nuclear — PBS special on Fukushima could have used George Monbiot or the like

Title: A Fresh Look at Nuclear Power, from Fukushima to the Hudson Source: – NYTimes.com Author: Andrew Revkin Date: January 17, 2012, 3:54 pm

[...] In the [PBS Frontline] program, the radiation fears of folks in Japan, Germany and New York were counterposed against a couple of experts on risk, but the piece might . . . → Read More: NYTimes: Coal produces more radiation and deaths than nuclear — PBS special on Fukushima could have used George Monbiot or the like