Monday Science

By: Monday March 31, 2014 7:15 pm

Fukushima Update:

Things have been fairly quiet, news wise. Tepco claims almost 600 fuel bundles have been removed from the #4 SPF, but they’re getting the easy ones first. The paranoids are wondering if ANY fuel bundles have actually been removed, never mind 600. I think that number is pretty close to correct, FWIW.

Nothing like first-hand experience to affect one’s perception

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 1:30 am

I can see a future FoxNews or FoxBusiness “pundit” now… ”What does Japan know about affects of the atom anyway?”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes David Lochbaum, Susan Q. Stranahan, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

By: Saturday March 8, 2014 1:59 pm

David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists examine this question carefully in the long shadow of Fukushima Daiichi. The book contains both a gripping narrative of the nuclear accidents at Fukushima three years ago and a careful examination of the relationships between the nuclear industry and its regulators in Japan, especially as viewed from an American perspective, and as replayed on the American stage. The authors are experts in these matters and the writing is terrific.

All’s fair in love and war…well not for you sailor

By: Friday February 28, 2014 1:30 am

For years veterans in countries around the world have had to deal with the dishonesty and intransigence of their own governments in providing accurate details of what they may have been exposed to.

The U.S. is famously (infamously) no different.

Documents Say Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 3:30 pm

A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

That is comforting

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 1:30 am

It had to happen eventually.

Monday Science, Fukushima Update

By: Monday February 17, 2014 3:17 pm

Japanese Doctors are starting to issue more dire warnings.

USS Reagan Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File New Lawsuit

By: Monday February 10, 2014 6:30 pm

Citing a wide range of ailments from leukemia to blindness to birth defects, 79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi (“Friendship”) have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power.

Monday Science

By: Monday February 3, 2014 7:15 pm

Science notes

Toll Mounts Among U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 12:45 pm

The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to soar.

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

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Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill
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The Gulf of Tonkin Events – Fifty Years Later: A Footnote to the History of the Vietnam War
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