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‘The Simpsons’ Mural in Chernobyl — Street artist takes on nuclear industry one year after Fukushima (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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Via Juxtapoz: A muralist by the name Combo created a very appropriate Simpsons family portrait power plant scene inside a building at the Chernobyl disaster sight. [...]

Background music may sound familiar, it’s played during Areva television commercials

Google Translation: Combo, French street artist comes on strong. Way into the . . . → Read More: ‘The Simpsons’ Mural in Chernobyl — Street artist takes on nuclear industry one year after Fukushima (PHOTO & VIDEO)

AFP: Fires, radioactive fluid leak at French nuclear plant — Level 1 on INES scale… ‘provisionally’ — Small pools of burning oil

Title: AFP: Radioactive fluid leaks at French nuclear reactor Source: AFP Date: April 5, 2012

Radioactive cooling fluid leaked at a French nuclear reactor [in Penly on the English Channel near the port of Dieppe] Thursday following two small fires, but the spillage was safely collected in special tanks, officials said. [...]

The reactor . . . → Read More: AFP: Fires, radioactive fluid leak at French nuclear plant — Level 1 on INES scale… ‘provisionally’ — Small pools of burning oil

Physician: Nuclear Power Plants = Random Compulsory Genetic Engineering (VIDEO)

Title: Dr. Helen Caldicott: What We Learned From Fukushima Source: Seattle Community Media Date: April 2, 2012

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Nuclear power plant… will produce random Compulsory Genetic Engineering for the rest of time

Watch the full video here

More about the event here: http://seattlecommunitymedia.org/node/30754

Title: Helen Caldicott Source: Wikipedia

Caldicott… received her medical . . . → Read More: Physician: Nuclear Power Plants = Random Compulsory Genetic Engineering (VIDEO)

Guardian: Everyone knows nuclear plants are not really safe — Only a few noisy die-hards arguing radiation from nuke plants is harmless

Title: Nuclear industry dreams dashed by current economic realitySource: The GuardianAuthor: Martin Cohen Date: April 2, 2012 The news that nuclear giants RWE and E.ON are dropping plans to build any new UK reactors has sent a toxic cloud not only over Wales, but over the nuclear industry itself.

Of course, everyone knows nowadays, . . . → Read More: Guardian: Everyone knows nuclear plants are not really safe — Only a few noisy die-hards arguing radiation from nuke plants is harmless

Mass arrests at nuclear protest in India — ‘Immediate steps’ being taken to start reactors

Title: Work restarts at Indian nuclear plant, protesters arrestedSource: ReutersDate: March 20, 2012 Work to start up a large nuclear power plant on the southern tip on India resumed on Tuesday after police arrested dozens of protesters who had blocked access to the site for months, in a breakthrough for the power-short emerging economy.

. . . → Read More: Mass arrests at nuclear protest in India — ‘Immediate steps’ being taken to start reactors

Bloomberg: Growing global threat of radiation-contaminated metal — Plutonium, weapons-grade uranium found — Chronic exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cancer and birth defects

Title: Nuclear Risks at Bed, Bath & Beyond Show Hidden Danger of Scrap Source: Bloomberg Author: By Jonathan Tirone and Andrew MacAskill Date: Mar 19, 2012

The discovery of radioactive tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) stores in January raised alarms among nuclear security officials and company executives over the growing . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Growing global threat of radiation-contaminated metal — Plutonium, weapons-grade uranium found — Chronic exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cancer and birth defects

Trailer for major horror film set in Chernobyl just released — Written by creator of hugely successful ‘Paranormal Activity’ (VIDEO)

Chernobyl Diaries (2012) 90 min – Horror | Thriller

Premiere: 25 May 2012 (USA)

Professor: Clear that low-level contamination is probably more dangerous than single dose — Grasshoppers with deformed wings, gray eyes not red — Birds with abnormal sperm, strange large tumors (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, . . . → Read More: Professor: Clear that low-level contamination is probably more dangerous than single dose — Grasshoppers with deformed wings, gray eyes not red — Birds with abnormal sperm, strange large tumors (VIDEO)

Miles O’Brien: Big spike in birth defects after Chernobyl — Doctors convinced of direct link between radiation and whole assortment of deformities (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, . . . → Read More: Miles O’Brien: Big spike in birth defects after Chernobyl — Doctors convinced of direct link between radiation and whole assortment of deformities (VIDEO)

PBS Interview: Both young daughters contracted leukemia after cleaning up meltdown — “No doubt” related to Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster Site of Epic Proportions

The nuclear crisis in Japan has renewed interest in the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, . . . → Read More: PBS Interview: Both young daughters contracted leukemia after cleaning up meltdown — “No doubt” related to Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Asahi: Incident at nuclear plant systematically covered up by South Korea — Official first learned of ‘mishap’ at local restaurant

Title: Korean nuclear plant systematically covered up power glitch Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: AKIRA NAKANO Date: March 16, 2012

Officials at the Kori Nuclear Power Plant, the oldest such facility in South Korea, systematically covered up a potentially very serious power failure in February, according to sources close to the case.

. . . → Read More: Asahi: Incident at nuclear plant systematically covered up by South Korea — Official first learned of ‘mishap’ at local restaurant

More from PBS on Chernobyl: “The radiation killed pine trees in a 30-square kilometer” area (VIDEO)

Here’s the full version of the clip that appeared on PBS’s report a few days ago, PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima After the Meltdown Source: PBS Author: Miles O’Brien Date: March 15, 2012

Revisiting . . . → Read More: More from PBS on Chernobyl: “The radiation killed pine trees in a 30-square kilometer” area (VIDEO)

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)

Palast: I just spoke to doctor in Ukraine, “There’s a tremendous epidemic of thyroid cancer there” — Doctor even has thyroid cancer (VIDEO)

Title: The Fukushima Story You Never Knew About: Greg Palast Reports Source: The Alex Jones Show Date: Mar 12, 2012

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I just spoke to a doctor in the Ukraine, who herself has thyroid cancer, there’s a tremendous epidemic of thyroid cancer there.

It’s ridiculous to say that radiation won’t hurt . . . → Read More: Palast: I just spoke to doctor in Ukraine, “There’s a tremendous epidemic of thyroid cancer there” — Doctor even has thyroid cancer (VIDEO)

Report: Radioactive cesium causing holes in hearts of children (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima – Did we almost lose Tokyo? Source: Big Picture Date: Mar 2, 2012

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. In a little over a week – we’ll hit the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan.

Summary of 6:15 in

The children . . . → Read More: Report: Radioactive cesium causing holes in hearts of children (VIDEO)

“I’m definitely against nuclear power plants” says boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko: “Fukushima will be there for 1000s of years — They cannot clean it up just like that”

Title: Boxer Wladimir Klitschko fights against nuclear power plants Source: Reuters Author: Zorianna Kit Date: Sat, Mar 03, 2012 at 04:52

Brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are Ukrainian heavyweight boxers and the first siblings to hold all Heavyweight World Championship titles between them. [...] Wladimir, 35, holds five heavyweight titles and will defend them . . . → Read More: “I’m definitely against nuclear power plants” says boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko: “Fukushima will be there for 1000s of years — They cannot clean it up just like that”

Paper: Gov’t, IAEA to monitor radioactive substances 7,000km from Fukushima in seas off Sri Lanka

Title: Tab on radioactivity in seas off Sri LankaSource: Sri Lanka News, Online edition of Daily News – Lakehouse NewspapersAuthor: Disna MUDALIGEDate: March 3, 2012 A special programme to monitor radioactive substances in the seas off Sri Lanka has been commenced by the Atomic Energy Authority with the aid of International Atomic Energy Authority . . . → Read More: Paper: Gov’t, IAEA to monitor radioactive substances 7,000km from Fukushima in seas off Sri Lanka

Study: First time in history xenon-133 detected in Southern Hemisphere — Cs-137 also measured — Darwin station, Australia

Title: Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, atmospheric dispersion, and depositionSource: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2313–2343, 2012 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/2313/2012/ doi:10.5194/acp-12-2313-2012Authors: A. Stohl1, P. Seibert2, G. Wotawa3, D. Arnold2,4, J. F. Burkhart1, S. Eckhardt1, C. Tapia5, A. Vargas4, and . . . → Read More: Study: First time in history xenon-133 detected in Southern Hemisphere — Cs-137 also measured — Darwin station, Australia

Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

Title: Imported fish consignment held back pending tests Source: Sri Lanka News | Online edition of Daily News Author: Disna MUDALIGE Date: Feb 29, 2012

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) has detected fish consignments imported to Sri Lanka that were contaminated from radio active substances in the seas following the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, AEA . . . → Read More: Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

“Unthinkable”: Reports surfacing of radioactive sheep in parts of Norway containing 4,000 Bq/kg

Title: Chernobyl still affects NorwaySource: The ForeignerAuthor: Michael SandelsonDate: Feb 21, 2012 Today, reports have surfaced that some sheep in certain parts of Norway contain 4,000 Becquerel per kilo of meat, almost six times higher than recommended by Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) officials.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s Magnar Grudt tells NRK, “It’s . . . → Read More: “Unthinkable”: Reports surfacing of radioactive sheep in parts of Norway containing 4,000 Bq/kg

ESPN: Pro surfers fight nuke plant near world’s best point break (SHORT FILM)

Title: Kyle Thiermann explores South African nuclear plant controversy Source: ESPN Author: Jeff DiNunzio Date: Feb 14, 2012

Kyle Thiermann — pro surfer, environmental activist, and creator of the website and film series “Surfing For Change” — recently released his latest project: an eight-minute short highlighting the debate over a proposal to build a . . . → Read More: ESPN: Pro surfers fight nuke plant near world’s best point break (SHORT FILM)

Mag: Evidence linking nuclear plants to ill health increasingly compelling, “clear something is going” says prof. — UK gov’t blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise

Title: New study links childhood leukaemia to nuclear power plant radiation Source: The Ecologist Author: Matilda Lee Date: Feb 15, 2012

[...] In the latest development in the debate over to what extent there is a link between childhood leukaemia and radiation from nuclear power plants, a French study has found a doubling . . . → Read More: Mag: Evidence linking nuclear plants to ill health increasingly compelling, “clear something is going” says prof. — UK gov’t blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise