Category Archives: Radiation History

Three Mile Island weather

Wind speeds in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, the day of the Three Mile Island disaster: Wind Speed 8 mph (SSE) Max Wind Speed 17 mph Max Gust Speed – Visibility 15 miles Averages throughout the day: Charts and Weather History Graph … Continue reading

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68th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki

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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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‘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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The Story of A Man Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Podcast, Radiolab, July 16, 2012. In early August of 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a run of the worst luck imaginable. A double blast of radiation left his future, and the future of his descendants, in doubt. In this short: an … 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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Rare Earth Plant to be Built in Malaysia

By Jamie York for APM’s Marketplace, May 28, 2012. Despite their name, rare earths metals are common and they’re essential for virtually all high-tech devices — from cell phones to wind turbines to missile guidance systems. But 95 percent of … 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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Three Mile Island Fallout Map

The center of this Toxic Plume is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. This plume was produced by one of the two reactors located at the Three Mile Island plant, … Continue reading

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