Category Archives: Issues

Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster

From CNN, August 14, 2012: In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they’ve found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in … Continue reading

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Fukushima Workers Made to Falsify Radiation Exposure — Covered Dosimeters with Lead Plates

From the Boston Globe, article by Mari Yamaguchi, July 23, 2012. Japanese authorities are investigating subcontractors on suspicion that they forced workers at the tsunami-hit nuclear plant to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay … Continue reading

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Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle Fukushima nuclear crisis

From the BBC, article by Roland Buerk, May 31, 2011: A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station. The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up … 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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“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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2005 Concerns About Safety Vents Could Shed Light on 2011 Fukushima Contamination

Article by David Shaffer for the Star Tribune. May 19, 2011 A former engineer at the Monticello nuclear power plant says he raised concerns six years ago about safety vents like the ones that may have worsened Japan’s nuclear accident, … Continue reading

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Temporary Storage Pools — 1979 Article

From The Minnesota Volunteer, March – April issue (1979). Full PDF.

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