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Kono Taro, member of Japan parliament: People in Japan were deceived for many days to come

Kono Taro is Director General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party’s International bureau and a fifth-term Member of the House of Representatives in Japan. He is especially critical of the government’s pursuit of a so-called ‘closed’ nuclear fuel cycle

February 01, 2012

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Sonic booms, nuclear event, and earthquake outside Chicago, U.S.

Nuclear reactor near Chicago, Illinois, vented steam with radioactive Tritium on Monday, Jan 30, 2012.A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant, about 95 miles (152 km) northwest of Chicago, shut down at 10:18 am, local time (16:18 UTC), after losing power.

February 01, 2012

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While people are eating radioactive food Tepco claims materials that scattered from Fukushima belong to individual landowners

While Tepco, the owner of Fukushima nuclear plant, claims radioactive materials that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, local residents are ingesting radioactive food. But wait, new study suggests they are

January 19, 2012

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Radiation poisoning? Homeopathic and other natural remedies provide protection and treatment

Radioactive waste from Fukushima is approaching the west coast of North America at a frightening rate. Hundreds of seals off the coast of Alaska are dead and dying from symptoms that look ominously like radiation disease; and most people wonder what and who is next.

January 17, 2012

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Radioactive tissue holders found at Bed, Bath & Beyond reveal hypocrisy of failed national security

The Dual Ridge Metal Boutique tissue boxes sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores have been discovered to be radioactive. Made with the extremely dangerous material used to blast cancer tumors with radiation -- cobalt-60 -- they emit gamma rays that are known to

January 16, 2012

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Doomsday Clock: It is now five minutes to midnight!

The Clock is ticking. Scientists yesterday set the hands of  "Doomsday Clock" forward one minute. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) director Kennette Benedict announced  on Jan. 10 at a press conference in Washington, D.C. that it's five minutes to twelve now.

January 11, 2012

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Neurobiologist: Could Fukushima produce bacteria resistant to antibiotics? — Radiation a sure way to stimulate mutations

The massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in the Pacific Ocean off the North East coast of Japan generated a series of devastating tsunami waves that reached as high as 38.9 meters. The damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station lost its cooling system,

January 10, 2012

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Confirmed: Fukushima disaster contaminated ocean with 50 million times normal radiation, leaks still ongoing

Things are suddenly heating up again with Fukushima. As we reported yesterday, the southern wall of Fukushima reactor #4 apparently collapsed over the past few days, calling into question the structural integrity of the remainder of the containment building

December 13, 2011

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Nuclear waste train protests in Germany and France

A controversial rail consignment of nuclear waste headed for Germany through France has continued on its 1200km long way from Valognes to a storage site at Gorleben in northern Germany unfortunately without further interruptions from environmentalists. Valognes, on the

November 25, 2011

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Elevated levels of Iodine-131 over Europe caused by leak from Hungary

Elevated levels of the radioactive element Iodine-131 that were detected in several nations have been identified as likely originating at a Hungarian research institute, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in their latest statement. The IAEA has received...

November 19, 2011

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Radioactive farmlands around Fukushima mapped

A study released on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) modeled the spread of cesium-137, a radionuclide that can persist in soils for 30 years, across much of the country. The new map defines the highest risk areas beyond Fukushima

November 16, 2011

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Radioactivity levels in Europe still increased

Since October 17, Austrian air-collecting station found radioactive iodine-131 in some samples while in normal artificial radionuclides it was not detected. The measured data of Cesium-137 are in the normal range. Other artificial radionuclides were not detected....

November 12, 2011

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Low levels of Iodine-131 from unknown source detected in Europe

The very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere in the Czech Republic and some other locations in Europe but it is still higher than normal levels according to International Atomic Energy Agency. The cause is still unknown but agency stated...

November 11, 2011

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Europe’s nuclear reactor safety tests leave many unanswered questions

The European Commission ordered that all nuclear reactors in Europe undergo ‘stress tests’ to identify nuclear reactor safety concerns.  The European Council of 24/25 March, 2011, requested that the safety of all EU nuclear plants should be reviewed, on the basis

November 05, 2011

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Report: US topsoil contains levels of radioactive cesium up to 10,000 percent higher than previously believed

Few in the mainstream media are talking about it these days, but radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is still spewing into and contaminating the environment. And a professional engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Department of

November 04, 2011

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Government response to ongoing Fukushima radiation? Deafening silence

The silence of governments and the world press about the radiation dangers from Fukushima is alarming to say the least. We have an open nuclear sore on the planet, a radioactive boil that continues to burst casting a toxic shadow on the people of Japan and a few other

November 04, 2011

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Level 3 emergency at the San Onofre nuclear plant, US

A level 3 emergency is being reported at the San Onofre nuclear plant Tuesday. Alarms and sirens were activated at the plant earlier this afternoon, possibly by an ammonia leak, SCE officials say. Edison officials say the leak occurred in a non-nuclear area at the

November 01, 2011