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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.

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...

Chris Kirkham

U.S. Rules On Radiation Pills Vary Widely From State To State

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Potassium iodide pills have played a central role in Japan's nuclear response. And they've contributed to widespread paranoia in the Unite...

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...

Fox News Ate My Nuclear Dolphins!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.30.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Near as I can tell, we are all going to die a slow incomprehensible radioactive death relatively soon now. Or we're not.

Chris Kirkham

Japan Crisis Renews Call For Wider Distribution of Radiation Pills in U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

William Alden

Radiation Fears Threaten To Deepen Japan's Economic Struggles

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Still reeling from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan must also contend with a force that could further stall its delicate econom...

Thyroid Cancer: The Facts

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Thyroid cancer? While few people devoted much thought to it before, this disease has been thrust into public consciousness by the tragic news about Japan's recent nuclear catastrophe.

Obama Should Call for an Independent Investigation of Nuclear Safety Here at Home

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The government bears the ultimate responsibility for making sure energy operations meet maximum safety standards and have adequate oversight.

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...

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...

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...

Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Illusion of Control

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Hiroshima and Fukushima are of course very different, but the tragedies are fundamentally connected. Both involve our collective deception that we can always control the nuclear machines we invented. We cannot.

Trace Radiation Isn't the Only Global Fallout From Fukushima

Mason Inman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Despite the radiation now spread across Japan, New Scientist points out fossil fuels are far deadlier than nuclear power -- mainly because of air pollution

Is Radiation Panic Contaminating Your Life? 5 Ways To Detox From The Fear

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

It seems that the only thing that spreads further than radiation from a nuclear disaster is the panic it produces around the world. Here are five tips for releasing the fear you're feeling before it escalates.

Who Needs Iodine, And When

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The iodine defense works against the threat of I-131, and the Japanese in the affected area should be using it. We in the U.S. should not. But we should understand it, so it's there for us if ever we need it. I certainly hope we don't.

Anxiety In Japan About Radiation In Tap Water

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Shops across Tokyo began rationing goods – milk, toilet paper, rice and water – as a run on bottled water coupled with delivery disruptio...

Moms Clean Air Force -- Fighting for the Environment

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the news out of Japan about the potential effect of radiation on the population, Americans are starting to ask themselves some tough questions, about weather, about energy, about our natural resources and how to protect them.

The Chain Reaction of a Disaster

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

It is true that there are challenges involving the isolation and disposal of radioactive waste. But it's not the occasion to engage in conversations about abandoning nuclear energy altogether.

Workers Injured At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Nearly two weeks of rolling blackouts, distribution problems and contamination fears prompted by a leaking, tsunami-damaged nuclear plan...

Pact With the Devil -- Thoughts on Our Nuclear Future

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ervin Laszlo

Is it reasonable to stake our future on a devilishly uncontrollable, potentially lethal technology? If we did not have other options, perhaps it would be. Could it be that "our nuclear future" is an oxymoron?