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KPBS: Concern over reports of high radiation levels near California nuke plant — Results shared with many residents via internet — Homeland Security professor believes readings not correct

Title: High Radiation Readings At San Clemente May Be FalseSource: KPBSAuthor: Alison St JohnDate: March 13, 2012 High Radiation Readings At San Clemente May Be False

Residents of North County beach communities are concerned by reports of high radiation readings near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). But an expert questions the accuracy . . . → Read More: KPBS: Concern over reports of high radiation levels near California nuke plant — Results shared with many residents via internet — Homeland Security professor believes readings not correct

Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Title: Scientists: Radiation doses at safe levels in Tokyo Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: YURI OIWA Date: March 13, 2012 Emphasis Added

Radiation doses from tap water and foods consumed by Tokyo residents following the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant remain at safe levels, scientists at the . . . → Read More: Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Asahi: Multiple hospitals refuse to treat man who evacuated elderly from highly radioactive area — “Physical condition gradually deteriorated” — Maxed out radiation detector

Title: Hometowns are distant memories for Fukushima evacueesSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunAuthor: Compiled from reports by Naoko Kawamura and Takayuki KiharaDate: March 13, 2012 [... 58 year old Midori] Eda, who has been using a wheelchair for more than a decade, and her mother, Chizuko Kuwahara, who recently underwent surgery for breast cancer, . . . → Read More: Asahi: Multiple hospitals refuse to treat man who evacuated elderly from highly radioactive area — “Physical condition gradually deteriorated” — Maxed out radiation detector

Chernobyl Expert: Fukushima’s final toll will be worse — Multiple facilities, longer duration, population far more dense (RADIO)

Title: Karl Grossman, Fallout from FukushimaSource: The Majority Report with Sam SederDate: March 13, 2012 Professor and investigative journalist Karl Grossman on lessons learned (or not) from Fukushima disaster and state of Nuclear Power in world today [...]

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Dr. [Alexey] Yablokov himself believes because of the multiplicity of nuclear facilities, . . . → Read More: Chernobyl Expert: Fukushima’s final toll will be worse — Multiple facilities, longer duration, population far more dense (RADIO)

Science Writer: Science websites “actively contributed to biased misinformation” on Fukushima — Reporting leaves impression it’s over and under control — Public will only be “informed” in order to avoid panic

Title: Japanese Nuclear Reactor Future: Another High Tech Sarcophagus?Source: Science 2.0Author: Sascha Vongehr Date: March 11th 2012 [...] What is more relevant for our future is perhaps how the media deal with the one year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. “The media” have been claimed early on to hype the dangers while instead it . . . → Read More: Science Writer: Science websites “actively contributed to biased misinformation” on Fukushima — Reporting leaves impression it’s over and under control — Public will only be “informed” in order to avoid panic

Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

Title: Contamination Fears Linger for Japanese Children, Workers One Year After Fukushima MeltdownSource: Democracy NowDate: March 12, 2012 SABURO KITAJIMA [worked at Fukushima Daiichi]: [translated] The workers at the Fukushima plant are currently working under extreme circumstances. To be more specific, the wages are extremely low, and there are no rights being observed at . . . → Read More: Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

*The Economist* Nuclear power: A dream that failed — Promise of global transformation gone — Concern over safety, finances — Previously concluded industry “safe as a chocolate factory”

Title: Nuclear power: A dream that failed Source: The Economist Date: March 12, 2012 – 5:48 PM

Link to original Economist article: http://www.economist.com/node/21549936

Nuclear power: A dream that failed

One year after Fukushima’s nightmare, the industry’s future is not bright — for reasons of cost as much as safety.

The enormous power tucked away . . . → Read More: *The Economist* Nuclear power: A dream that failed — Promise of global transformation gone — Concern over safety, finances — Previously concluded industry “safe as a chocolate factory”

PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO)

Title: After 500 Years in Family, Rice Farmers Forced Off Land by Fukushima Source: PBS NewsHour Date: March 12, 2012

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MILES O’BRIEN: The cedar forest will remain a persistent source of cesium contamination spread by the pine needles and cones and pollen. Consider the so-called Red Forest near Chernobyl, so named . . . → Read More: PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO)