Tag Archives: radiation

Dangerous radiation leaked from three-quarters of U.S. nuclear power plants

Daily Mail Reporter June 21, 2011 Dangerous radiation has leaked from three-quarters of all U.S. nuclear power stations raising fears the country’s water supplies could one day be contaminated. The number and severity of leaks has increased because of the many old and unsafe plants across America, a new investigation has claimed. Radioactive tritium has escaped at least 48 of 65 of all U.S. sites, often entering water around the plants ... Read more

The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press” Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown

By Keith Harmon Snow Global Reserch, June20, 2011 A sociological and technological discussion — in the wake of the out-of-control nuclear apocalypse in Japan — addressing the compromise of public health and security created by the failure of the western corporate mass media to equitably report on, mildly investigate, or even moderately challenge, the nuclear power industry. Author’s note, 19 June 2011: The following report ... Read more

Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think

Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. By Dahr Jamail Al Jazeera, June 16, 2011 “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Japan’s 9.0 earthquake on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that crippled the cooling systems at the ... Read more

The Argumet Against New Nuclear Plants in the U.S.

EDITORIAL: No nuclear plants in the 20th Congressional District Glens Falls Post-Star, June 30, 2011 Archaeologists estimate that prehistoric man began learning to control fire about 790,000 years ago. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences estimates it will take 3 million years for the radioactive waste currently stored in the United States to decay to background levels. The United States currently produces about 3,000 tons of nuclear waste ... Read more

A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown: Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?

By Janette D. Sherman, MD and Joseph Mangano Counterpunch, June10-12, 2011 U.S. babies are dying at an increased rate. While the United States spends billions on medical care, as of 2006, the US ranked 28th in the world in infant mortality, more than twice that of the lowest ranked countries. (DHHS, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. Health United States 2010, Table 20, p. 131, February 2011.) The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality ... Read more