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Japan Radiation

Marcus Baram

Tokyo Electric Knew Radiation In Seawater Was Sky-High | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

The FDA and Fukushima Fallout

Robert Alvarez | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

The FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures.

Japan Nuclear Leak: Radioactive Water Continues Pouring Into The Sea

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan'...

The Big Lie of "Clean" Nuclear

Alec Baldwin | Posted 06.03.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

You can't get many Americans to view a wind farm as a sign of our investment in a clean, safe energy future, but they seem to roll over and let the nuke industry do as they please, even in the wake of Fukushima.

Americans Unprepared for Any Disaster

Patrick Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Boyle

CNN, March 25: "Most Americans who live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant aren't prepared for a nuclear emergency and don't think the police, h...

Operator Of Japan Nuclear Plant Says Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into Sea

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan's prime minister...

Japan Prime Minister Visits Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 2:57:26 AM - By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the ...

Radiation Leaks Into Groundwater Under Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

TOKYO, Japan -- Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear plant, according to...

Japan Government Reportedly To Take Partial Control Of Nuclear Plant Parent Company

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 10:40:09 PM TOKYO (Reuters) - TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan's government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co , t...

Radiation Slows Recovery Of Dead Near Japan's Nuclear Plant

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- In the shadow of Japan's struggle to stem radioactive leaks from its stricken nuclear complex, police in white moon suits pull bod...

Japan Told To Consider Widening Evacuation Zone Around Nuclear Plant

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 6:30:27 AM By Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Japan on Thursday to expand th...

Chris Kirkham

Japan Crisis Renews Call For Wider Distribution of Radiation Pills in U.S. | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Three weeks ago, it was a chemical compound familiar mostly to pharmacists and radiation experts. Now, in light of the ongoing nuclear cri...

Three Week's After Japan's Disaster, What Are The Real Risks In The U.S.?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Three weeks after the onset of the nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan, many residents of the U.S. are fearful about the possible health effects of radiation traveling across the Pacific.

Setbacks Mount In Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation...

President Of Company Behind Japan Nuclear Plant Hospitalized

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast h...

INTERACTIVE: Radiation Levels In Japan And Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | Mike Sparks & Jake Bialer | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

Inspired by the radiation levels graphic at XKCD, the Huffington Post created our own interactive visualization comparing radiation levels. How muc...

Reassessing Radiation Care And Response In The U.S.

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Japan's nuclear emergency highlights a big medical gap: Few treatments exist to help people exposed to large amounts of radiation. But ...

Radiation Detected In 3 Southern States

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Utilities in North and South Carolina are adding to the list of states in the U.S. reporting trace amounts of radiation from a nuclea...

Radiation In Seawater May Be Spreading In Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

TOKYO — Highly toxic plutonium is seeping from the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan's tsunami disaster zone into the soil outside, officials...

Nevada Detects Radiation From Japan

AP | By MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.27.2011 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- Nevada has joined several western states in reporting that minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant are showing...

Are Fish From Japan Safe To Eat?

Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of the Japanese tsunami, the Japanese government has emphasized that consumption of food and water would not cause an immediate health ris...

Huge Radiation Spike At Japan Nuclear Plant An Error

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

TOKYO — Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and inadequate storage tanks for huge amounts of contaminated water, ...

Radiation In Japan Nuclear Plant Ten Million Times Higher Than Normal

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Radioactivity in contaminated water in one reactor unit at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant tested 10 million times higher than normal,...

U.N. Chief: Japan Nuclear Crisis 'Far From The End'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's chief nuclear inspector said on Saturday that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at its Fukushima n...

U.S. Brings Fresh Water To Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- U.S. naval barges loaded with fresh water sped toward Japan's overheated nuclear plant to help workers who scrambled Saturday to stem...