Nuclear Hotseat #221: FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION In Ocean, Biosphere w/Mary Beth Brangan on Mousseau, Buessler Info

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INTERVIEW:

  • Mary Beth Brangan of Ecological Options Network (EON3) reports on the recent California event she helped to produce: FUKUSHIMA CONTAMINATION In the Ocean and in the Biosphere with scientists Timothy Mousseau on mutations at Chernobyl and Fukushima, and Ken Buessler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on radiation testing of the Pacific Ocean and seafood.  Knockout information!

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

What to do with former plutonium contaminated nuke sites?  Why, if you’re Rocky Flats in Colorado, just turn it into a nature preserve!  And no, that’s not meant to be ironic!  (NOTE: Next week’s show, #222, features an exclusive interview with author Kristen Iversen on exactly how numnutz this idea really is.)

THE WEEK’S NUCLEAR NEWS FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE:

  • NRC terminates study of cancer rates near nuclear reactors as “too expensive” and “takes too long” – what don’t they want us to know?
  • TEPCO releases first batch of radioactive Fukushima groundwater into Pacific Ocean.
  • Highest level of radioactive Strontium 90 in recorded history detected in seawater of Fukushima plant port – 1,000,000 Bq/m3
  • Flooding from Tropical Storm Etau washes away over 80 bags of Fukushima decontaminated dirt and debris back into the environment.

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