Minute levels of radiation detected in breast milk, NHK, May 1, 2011:
Japan’s Health Ministry says it has detected a minute amount of radioactive materials in breast milk in 7 mothers in central and northeastern Japan. The ministry says the amount does not pose a danger to their babies’ health.
The ministry on Saturday . . . → Read More: Cesium detected in breast milk
Tepco starts to pump out turbine unit, Japan Times, April 19, 2011:
… Monday night, Tepco said it detected high radioactivity coming from the spent fuel pool of the No. 2 unit, indicating that either the fuel rods in the pool were damaged or steam containing radioactive materials that rose from the reactor dissolved . . . → Read More: Radiation at No. 2 spent fuel pool millions of times above normal & thousands of times higher than troubled No. 4 pool
Radiation traces in nearby water supply, Cleveland Daily Banner, April 15, 2011:
… Whether the Cleveland area’s drinking water supply includes any traces of iodine-131 is unknown because the national sampling initiative is being led by EPA, according to Craig Mullinax, manager of Cleveland Utilities’ Water Division.
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . . . → Read More: State and city NOT testing drinking water for radioactivity because of EPA — EPA is “taking the lead”
“As workers pour water into unit 4… they might essentially be creating a nuclear reactor” . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Iodine-131 in No. 4 pool suggests that “spent fuel has started its own chain reaction”
UCB Milk Sampling Results, University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering: . . . → Read More: Radioactive cesium levels continue to rise in milk from San Francisco Bay Area
Radioactive Seaweed Detected In Puget Sound, But Not Harmful, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, April 11, 2011:
… KIRO 7 obtained samples of seaweed from Budd Inlet near Olympia two weeks ago. Professor Kris Starosta [a nuclear scientist] at Simon Fraser University confirmed the presence of radioactive iodine Monday.
“We have seen iodine 131 in . . . → Read More: Nuclear professor “surprised” by radioactive seaweed south of Seattle — “I guess I was assuming it wouldn’t reach this far, but it did”
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
“It is lamentable that the U.S. government is not speaking with a coherent, science-based voice on the risks of radiation,” said Dr. Makhijani . . . → Read More: US Government statements about safe radiation “actually undermine confidence” — Total I-131 and Cs-137 from Fukushima now appear to rival Chernobyl
Akira Hiroshi Koide reactor Kyoudai “critical potential” re-listen cause full text, MBS Mainichi Broadcasting (Osaka), April 6, 2011 . . . → Read More: Professor at Kyoto University’s nuclear institute changes mind: I’ve started to think fission has happened again… re-criticality
A person would have to drink 134 liters of the rainwater with the highest radiation levels to equal the average radiation exposure from flying cross-country – Kai Vetter, UC Berkeley professor of nuclear engineering and his colleagues . . . → Read More: Former DOE official criticizes UC Berkeley professor for comparing ingestion of radioactive iodine to air travel
Dr. Romeo Quijano of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at UP Manila spoke during a meeting of the Senate committee on health . . . → Read More: Doctor: Fukushima’s effects may be worse than those suffered in Chernobyl — “Anti-radiation” herbs like turmeric can help