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Four years later, Fukushima radiation still assaults the West Coast


More than four-and-a-half years later, the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan continues to send out the warning signs of just how bad the 2011 meltdown at the site truly has been. After all this time — not to mention all this distance — scientists continue to find radiation from the Japanese plant, which was devastated first by a major earthquake and then the subsequent...

Eureka! Fukushima radiation plume nears California


The U.S. news media continues to largely ignore both the ongoing massive problems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and the lingering fallout — literally and metaphorically — from the 2011 tsunami and accident there. That’s unfortunately, because practically every week there’s one or more significant developments that show the accident exceeding...

You might even say it glows: Radioactive fish still linked to Fukushima


It’s interesting — but also depressing — how you see the same story arc with major environmental disasters, even different types of pollution, on opposite ends of the world. A major catastrophe is the lead story in the news for several weeks. Dire impacts are predicted, but then the journalists move on and the corporate and government flaks take over, assuring us that everything...

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