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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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68th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki

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August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Follow this link for an August 6, 2013 AP video of the city of Hiroshima, commemorating 68 years since the world’s first atomic bomb on a civilian target.

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Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing

On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was the first time that a nuclear weapon was ever used in warfare, and the second time that a nuclear weapon … 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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Tom Waits – Radioactive

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“Liquidators” Sifted Through Chernobyl 25 Years Ago

  Photographs by Igor Kostin, Sygma/Corbis, story by Marianne Lavelle for National Geographic as part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Before the Fukushima 50, there were the Chernobyl liquidators.  After the nuclear reactor explosion 25 years … Continue reading

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