Japan food supply chain contamination

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Radioactive Cesium far above legal limits found south of Tokyo

Alright, they said that Tokyo is safe! I never believed them! Today we hear that radioactive Cesium has far above the legal limits has been found south of Tokyo. Remember that the Fukushima plants are to the north of Tokyo. So common sense tells us that Tokyo is in right in the middle! Here is … Continue reading

No more Sushi! Radioactive contamination of fish spreading globally

The March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and, almost two months later, the nation is still struggling to prevent an atomic disaster. They say the situation is under control, but everyone knows that it could go either way at any time. Meanwhile, the discovery of radiation … Continue reading

Children’s Day In Japan: Radiation limits for students same as nuclear workers

Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe Leaves Little to Celebrate on Children’s Day Source: Institute for Policy Studies A recent government decision callously put thousands of kids in harm’s way. May 5 is Children’s Day, a Japanese national holiday that celebrates the happiness of childhood. This year, it will fall under a dark, radioactive shadow. Japanese children in … Continue reading

The dangers foreseen from the Fukushima nuclear crisis

Here’s a very thought provoking peek at the dangers foreseen from the Fukushima nuclear crisis. At the press conference “The Dangers of Nuclear War” held at Montreal on March 18, 2011, Dr Helen Caldicott speaks about the dangers of nuclear power, from what happened at Chernobyl 25 years ago and the resulting situation in Europe … Continue reading

Radioactive Cesium found in breast milk of Tokyo women

A couple of days ago I analyzed the news about radioactive Iodine being found in breast milk of women in Chiba, just about 30 kms from the heart of Tokyo. I had stated that Tokyo is not safe from this risk, and it brings me no pleasure but immense sadness to report today that not … Continue reading

The whole truth about nuclear radiation found in breast milk of Japanese women

I suppose you would have read the news last week (April 21 & 22) about the risk of radiation to breast milk. In this article I bring to you my analysis of the situation, and the criticality of the matter. Before we proceed, let me remind you that it was not just radiation that was … Continue reading

Cesium contamination in Fukushima fish 5 times permissible level

Radioactivity exceeding safety limits has been detected in fish and spinach from Fukushima Prefecture, where the battle to stabilize a disaster-hit nuclear power plant continues. On Tuesday, 2,600 to 3,200 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium was detected in 2 samples of a fish species called the sand lance caught off Iwaki City. That’s 5 … Continue reading

Chernobyl survivor warns of ‘bombshell’ from Japan nuclear calamity

Source: Chernobyl survivor warns of ‘bombshell’ from nuclear calamity. TOKYO: A survivor of the Chernobyl disaster says people exposed to radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant will spend the rest of their lives fearing the “bombshell” of cancer and other dire illnesses. Today (Tuesday, April 26, 2011) marks the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst … Continue reading

Tokyo food supply chain contaminated – Risk of cancer

Lessons learned from Chernobyl and the Three Mile Island Glatstein and colleagues reviewed the published literature on short- and long-term health risks associated with radiological accidents, including the 1979 event at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine. Reference: Medical News: Response Plans Needed for Radiation Disasters – in Public … Continue reading

Radioactive food sold to consumers [in and] around Tokyo

A Tokyo-based cooperative has delivered spinach grown in the town of Tako, Chiba Prefecture, to consumers in three eastern Japan prefectures despite a government ban on shipments due to concerns about radiation, the Chiba prefectural government said Thursday. Some of the 74 lots of Tako-grown spinach—home delivered by Pal System Consumers Cooperative Union to 70 … Continue reading

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