Measurements Reveal Extent of Leakage from Japan’s Damaged Fukushima Reactor

Measurements Reveal Extent of Leakage from Japan’s Damaged Fukushima Reactor

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Excerpts; University Of California- San Diego

Atmospheric chemists at the University of California, San Diego, report the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year…

Read Full Article, Science Daily

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima, Greenpeace
August 9th, 2011.
A Greenpeace team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan. This, along with the news that the Japanese government covered up the true extent of radiation releases from Fukushima and so put people in danger, shows it is long past time that urgent, transparent action was taken by officials…
At a press conference in Japan earlier today, we explained how our radiation experts had visited ports in Iwaki prefecture between 22nd and 24th of July and conducted sampling of seafood with the help from local fishermen. The French laboratories ACRO and CRIIRAD analysed the radioactive contamination and detected high levels of radioactivity in a number of samples. This means that the contamination of the Fukushima coast is still very serious…

Japan widens ban on radioactive beef, AFP

Japanese rice to be tested for radioactive cesium, Reuters

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