06 Jun 2011

3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms

“Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced a full meltdown at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.” Source: 3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms – CNN.com

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01 Jun 2011

Deadly E. coli infections still rising in Germany

“German researchers are still trying to identify the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after Spanish cucumbers were found not to have the lethal strain. About 100 patients in north Germany are reported to be suffering the most severe and potentially fatal symptoms. The E. coli has killed 16

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31 May 2011

German E.coli outbreak death toll rises to 10

“A virulent form of E.coli bacteria blamed on infected cucumbers from Spain has killed 10 people in Germany and sickened 300, health officials said on Sunday while warning people not to eat suspect vegetables. European health experts on Saturday said the outbreak of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which affects the blood,

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03 Apr 2011

Seven tons of radioactive water per hour escaping from Japanese nuclear power plant

“Workers’ desperate struggle to plug a gush of highly contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, using sawdust, shredded newspaper and an absorbent powder, appeared to be failing late Sunday as the radiation threat from the crippled plant continued to spread. “ (Source: Efforts to Plug Japanese Reactor

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30 Mar 2011

Radiation Traces Found in U.S. Milk

“The Environmental Protection Agency said a March 25 sample of milk produced in the Spokane, Wash., area contained a 0.8 pico curies per literlevel of iodine-131, which it said was less than one five-thousandth of the safety safety guideline set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “ Source: Radiation

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25 Mar 2011

Japan reactor core may be leaking radioactive material, official says

“Authorities in Japan raised the prospect Friday of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a potentially ominous development in the race to prevent a large-scale release of radiation. Contaminated water likely seeped through the containment

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25 Mar 2011

Japan encourages voluntary evacuations near stricken nuclear plant

“Japan’s government will offer transportation and other assistance to those in a buffer zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a top official said Friday, noting these people have been put in a ‘difficult’ situation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said authorities are encouraging people living between 20 and

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23 Mar 2011

Tokyo tap water warning for infants

“Infants in Tokyo and five surrounding cities should not be allowed to consume tap water, the city’s government said Wednesday after elevated levels of radioactive iodine from a crippled nuclear plant were detected at a water treatment plant. Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged consumers to not eat a dozen

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22 Mar 2011

Radiation detected in Washington, but poses no risk

“Radiation from Japan has reached Washington state, but the Department of Health says there is no health risk. According to Tim Church with the Department of Health, the small amounts of radioactive iodine are millions of times lower than levels that would be a health issue and the state’s overall

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19 Mar 2011

Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine

“A sample of tap water from the Japanese capital shows a tiny level of radioactive iodine after an earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear power plant 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, the government said on Saturday.” (Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine: government | Reuters)

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