Category Archives: Contamination

As the Fukashima plant leaks radioactive fluid, Japan’s nuclear agency upgrades the alert level

From the BBC, August 21, 2013. Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from … Continue reading

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Revisiting Chernobyl — BBC Photoessay

Pripyat’s abandoned concert hall.  Twenty seven years ago on this day, April 26, the disaster at Chernobyl was just beginning.  Photos by Ric Wright, posted on the BBC on April 25, 2013.

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Inside Fukushima Two Years Later — Still One of the Most Contaminated Places on Earth

BBC News report by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, March 11, 2013: It would be reassuring to think that the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl is contained, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is in stable shut-down. Unfortunately a look inside … Continue reading

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‘Fukushima 50’ Face Public Ire

BBC article by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, January 3, 2013. Entering the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is an unnerving experience. It is, strictly speaking, also illegal. It is an old cliché to say that radiation is invisible. … Continue reading

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Barry Commoner–Scientist and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard–Dies at 95.

From the New York Times, October 1, 2012, article by Daniel Lewis. Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers in making environmentalism a people’s political cause, died on Sunday in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Russell E. Train, Helped Found the E.P.A., Dies at 92

From the New York Times, 17 September 2012. Article by Keith Schneider. Russell E. Train, a renowned conservationist who played a central role in the creation of groundbreaking laws and effective enforcement in response to rising concerns about environmental protection in … Continue reading

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Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Factory: Backyard Now A Public Park, High Levels of Plutonium Contamination

From WBUR’s Fresh Air, June 12, 2012. Kristen Iversen spent her childhood in Colorado close to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons factory, playing in fields and swimming in lakes and streams that it now appears were contaminated with plutonium. Later, … Continue reading

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