News Stories relating to "Fukushima"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
If radiation from Fukushima
is detectable in fish, scientists can use it to trace the routes of the many sea creatures, from tuna to sharks to turtles, that make long journeys across the open seas.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Fish caught in the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive
to eat for a decade, as samples show that radioactivity levels in that part of the ocean remain elevated and show little sign of coming down.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Several new studies report that the impact to the US West Coast from Fukushima may be larger than anticipated. Radiation from the March 11, 2011 power plant meltdown contaminated the entire northern hemisphere within days, especially the West Coast of the United States. US environmental monitoring agencies have so far declined comment on what, if...
Monday, August 20, 2012
The radiation in the air due to the Fukushima meltdown does not seem to have been high enough to effect human beings. But there is one species it has devastated: butterflies. Exposure to radioactive material released into the environment has caused mutations in butterflies found in Japan.
Two workers at the reactor were killed by the...
Monday, July 23, 2012
A Japanese Parliament report says that the government's claims about Fukushima are a complete lie. A Japanese government inquiry has come to the conclusion that the nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture. But if Fukushima radiation is...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping almost a thousand tons per DAY of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean. Will the Pacific ocean dilute this enough so that it's harmless once it reaches our shores? And what about the debris
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Could there be something GOOD about Fukushima? We may be worried about bluefin tuna from Japan bringing radiation our way
, but the FISH don't need to be worried: It's been discovered that radiation may save the species. Bluefin tuna are among the most imperiled...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Despite official denials by the Japanese government and shrouded statements issued by our own government, it's becoming clear that we're in potential danger due to radiation from the Fukushima reactor meltdown blowing our way
. It may also soon arrived on the...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has visited the Fukushima Diachi Nuclear Power Station and has sent a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko calling on them to convince Japan to accept international aid to help repair damage at the reactor...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Submarine images have revealed that the Fukushima quake opened up cracks in the ocean floor as big as 6 feet wide. What effect this may have on future quakes in the area is unknown.
Coincidentally, shortly before the quake, researchers had taken photos of the same area of the seafloor where the crust would later rupture, leading to a...
Monday, April 16, 2012
Milk in San Francisco is being tested at radiation levels that are double the maximum amount allowed by the EPA, apparently as a result of radioactive cesium reaching California from the Fukushima disaster.
According to Energy News, three recent milk test results on cartons of milk with "best by" dates of 3/12, 4/9, and 4/...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Despite Fukushima, nuclear energy is probably here to stay. Can we make it safer by changing to a new fuel? It turns out there could be an entirely new type of nuclear reactor, that could not only be operated safely without generating long-lived radioactive waste, it could even consume the toxic waste generated by conventional nuclear reactors....
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Scientists who are studying the Fukushima earthquake have uncovered data that predicts a "big one" in the Pacific Northwest, along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
The Fukushima quake was precipitated by what is called the "Tohoku area" of underwater plates. On the Weatherbug site, Sandi...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
After the disaster at Fukushima
, and the discovery that some nuclear power plants right here in the US (such as Indian Point, which is close to one of the most populated cities in the world: New York City) may be just as vulnerable, scientists are rethinking nuclear power...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
What would you do if you were a baseball player who was afraid to slide to second base because you might pick up radiation from the dust? This would be as big a disaster in Japan as would be in the US, since baseball is one of that countries most popular sports.
There has been a vast radiation disaster in Japan, and efforts have been...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We're prepared not only for a possible nuclear power plant meltdown of our own, but we're also more prepared for a terrorist "dirty bomb." The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster
was so great that the level...
Thursday, July 14, 2011
One way to determine what the aftermath of radioactive pollution from the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan will be is to look at what happened in Eastern Europe after Chernobyl exploded in 1986. When talking about Chernobyl in the July 12th edition of the New York Times, Joe Nocera notes that, "Oddly enough, the 25th...