Featured Image: What a Hiroshima-sized nuclear bomb would do to Lower Manhattan.
This Week’s Featured Interviews:
- Garrett Graff, author of RAVEN ROCK: The Story of the US Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. Not exactly your light bedtime reading!
- Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org deciphers TEPCO’s first batch of robot pictures of inside Fukushima-Daiichi’s wrecked containment vessel.
Numnutz of the Week:
Japan’s agriculture ministry may be pushing to certify more agricultural producers in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but between hot particles widely dispersed throughout Japan and mushrooms grown within 20 miles of Fukushima Daiichi showing high levels of radiocesium contamination, this is one seal of approval of which Nuclear Hotseat does not approve!
Sarcodon aspratus – Hedgehog mushrooms grown in Kawauchi village,
30 km/18 miles from Fukushima Daiichi, where Cesium 137 in concentration
as high as 5,600 Bq/kg <!> found in 68 of 68 samples.
72nd anniversary of the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Take a moment and remember, then go to NukeMap and see what a Hiroshima-sized bomb would do to your neighborhood.