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As workers struggle to shut down the nuclear reactors in Japan, Michigan is closely watching the failure at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex. While grave, the accident in Japan is two orders of magnitude lower than the 1986 Chernobyl incident, said Dr....
Stores across the country are seeing surges in requests for iodine supplements, and Northern Michigan is no exception. While three area pharmacies reached by the Petoskey News-Review Wednesday reported no or only an isolated request for iodine, health...
ReutersFUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
Tags: Commuting, Earthquakes, Nuclear Power, Elections, White House
SOMA, Japan (AP) -- The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a stricken Japanese nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers. Hours later, the U.S. said it had shifted its offshore forces away from...
ReporterFrank Settle teaches nuclear power at Washington and Lee University in Lexington. He characterizes the crisis in Japan as a cross between Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. Chernobyl was the complete meltdown of the Russian reactor in 1986. Settle told...
Opinion L.A.If you caught the April 1 episode of "This American Life," a fear of nuclear power may have been cemented. In one segment, actors read harrowing passages from "Voices from Chernobyl," a collection of interviews that documents how people were......
The Fabulous ForumOn her website, Maria Sharapova has posted a very personal message detailing her feelings about the 25-year anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, one that affected her parents directly, as well as how the recent tsunami-caused nuclear crisis...
Since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan, there has been a lot of reports of elevated levels of radiation in seawater, rain, and even in the atmosphere. Some of these reports are from California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Colorado,...
Tags: Japan, Washington (U.S. state), Weather Reports, Cancer, Health
Since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan there has been a lot of reports of elevated levels of radiation in seawater, rain, and even in the atmosphere. Some of these reports are from California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Colorado,...
Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
Tags: Japan, Fires, Earthquakes, Nuclear Power, Middletown
The radiation gauge beeped, signaling that isotopes were in the atmosphere. As our SUV followed a line of electricity towers marching across deserted farmland, we made an agreement: If the dosimeter hit 15, we'd turn around. The device inched up to 12,...
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