Category Archives: Radiation Information

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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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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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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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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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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Chernobyl Fallout Maps from the BBC

For the rest of the report, see BBC’s full profile of the Chernobyl disaster.

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Ukraine to Build New Chernobyl ‘Cap’ to Stop Radiation Leak

Ukraine to Build Chernobyl ‘Cap’ to Stop Radiation Leak, BBC, 26 April 2012 Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine is launching the construction of a new protective layer to cover the section of the reactor that exploded. The disaster, … Continue reading

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