Fear of radiation keeps Japan's children indoors

Fear of radiation keeps Japan's children indoors

Toru Hanai and Elaine Lies for TRF – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/TRF) Koriyama, JAPAN, EASTERN ASIA: Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside – fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives. Though the […]

JAPAN: Disaster ongoing as 300 tons of radioactive water contaminates ocean at Fukushima

JAPAN: Disaster ongoing as 300 tons of radioactive water contaminates ocean at Fukushima

VOA News – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Fukushima, JAPAN, EASTERN ASIA: An ongoing leak at Japan’s troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant is allowing dangerously radioactive water to escape. The Tokyo Electric Power Company [TEPCO] said Tuesday it is working to identify how the water began leaking from a steel storage tank, which contains water used to […]

Nuclear radiation exposure concerns mount for mothers Japan

Nuclear radiation exposure concerns mount for mothers Japan

Eva Fernández Ortiz and Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features (WNN) TOKYO: As parents from Fukushima prefecture line up in Tokyo for public protests and a more recent 7.0 level earthquake hit off shore of the east coast of Honshu, Japan on July 9, the latest data on nuclear power reveals: the amount of radiation inside […]

Japan (woman) plant worker exposed to radiation

Japan (woman) plant worker exposed to radiation

News24 – Friday, 29 April, 2011 (originally published 28 April) Tokyo – A female employee at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in north-eastern Japan  is reported to have been overexposed to radiation while authorities have detected high levels of radiation in fish and spinach produced near the plant, a news report said on Thursday. […]

(Japan) Radiation and Pregnancy

(Japan) Radiation and Pregnancy

David Leonhardt  –  The New York Times – Monday, 14 March, 2011 Douglas Almond, a Columbia University economist who has studied the effects of the Chernobyl disaster, is concerned that the Japanese government may not be doing enough to warn pregnant women to leave any areas at risk of radiation exposure. Those areas can be […]