Nuclear Hotseat #225: UK Sellafield Radioactivity in Alaska? Sea-to-Land Radioactivity Dispersal w/Tim Deere Jones

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THIS WEEK’S EXTENDED INTERVIEW:

  • Tim Deere-Jones, an independent marine pollution consultant in the UK, explains how radiation from the UK’s Sellafield ended up in the Arctic and Alaska, and applies sea-to-land dispersal patterns observed in England to Fukushima.

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NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Japanese propaganda at the Milan Food Expo touts Fukushima food as “safe!” — even as the country’s own Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare  finds cesium contamination in 46 of 50 dried persimmons grown in Fukushima prefecture.

THE WEEK’S NEWS INCLUDES:

  • Entergy announces Massachusetts’ Pilgrim nuclear plant to close!… but ya gotta wait until  2019! (Why can’t they just put it out of its misery now?)
  • St. Louis area schools start modern “duck and cover” shelter-in-place exercises for kids in light of Bridgeton/West Lake Landfill fire approaching illegally buried uranium-tainted waste.
  • Thyroid cancer rates in Fukushima children and adolescents up to 50% higher than the rest of Japan;
  • International researchers publish results of large study of nuclear workers that shows that even tiny doses slightly boost risk of leukemia.
  • Nearly 2,000 people protest restart of Sendai nuclear reactor;
  • Nobel Prize for Literature won by Russia’s Svetlana Alexievich for Voices from Chernobyl
  • And seaweed — seaweed!forces scram shutdown of Russia’s Leningrad nuclear reactor.
  • …and lots, lots more!

 

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