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.
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!