FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWNS & FALLOUT IN AMERICA
Michael Collins Radiation Update May 20, 2013: Special Michael/Denise Anne 9-year anniversary hour-long show with intensely radioactive black mold growing in Japan; ongoing Fukushima contamination undiminished but impacting Pacific more than air now; consumption of sushi, seaweed impacted by radiation; Boeing’s Meltdown Makeover scandal spreads; Oklahoma tornadoes & nuclear power plants plus more.
Michael Collins Radiation Update May 13, 2013: Hard charging special hour show with breaking news that NRC must hold full public judicial-like hearing on SONGS restart; top DTSC honcho’s head roles for her regulating companies she has stock in; Boeing Meltdown Makeover continues with former Times reporter Gary Polakovic hard at work with Girl Scouts now coming to contaminated SSFL to plant trees for merit badges even as liability waiver Boeing uses declares no rights if sickened at lab yet visitor images can be used to keep selling radioactive lab as clean & more!
Michael Collins Radiation Update May 6, 2013: Outstanding show with low rads in L.A. rain; heavy radon washout in Australia & Brazil; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station battle over re-starting with So Cal Edison threats to shut down; Kewaunee WI to shut down at cost of $1 billion borne by ratepayers; Palisades MI reactor leaks into Lake Michigan as company issues questionable report; high Cs-137 in Japanese fresh water fish & typically bad LA Times op-ed.
Michael Collins Radiation Update April 22, 2013: Earth Day show where Michael shows how new EPA radiation limits are going to be for everything, not just emergencies, with I-131 at 27,027 x EPA MCL, Sr-90 x 828 its MCL & 7,022 x its EPA PRG, Cs-137 x its EPA MCL and Pu-239 90 x its MCL & 3,448 x its PRG; death of long-form journalism except at EnviroReporter.com and much more in a romping show that is one of Michael’s favorites.
Michael Collins Radiation Update April 15, 2013: Reflecting on the Boston terrorism tragedy and the bravery of first responders and law enforcement noting that they are first on the scene and into the fray. Yet new EPA emergency radiation limits would expose them – and the rest of public – to huge amounts of radiation which would theoretically kill 1/6 exposed including you. Plus all 104 U.S. nuclear reactors unsafe says former NRC chief plus NRC tells U.S. Senator Boxer to get lost as they are going to allow damaged San Onofre nuke reactor to start by June 1. North Korea would be pleased at these anti-American actions.
Michael Collins Radiation Update April 8, 2013: US EPA quietly obliterates radiation safety levels under new Obama EPA nominee’s draconian scheme; former NRC head says US agency rep “damaged significantly” in role of dice over nuke plant safety; SCE pushes June 1 San Onofre damaged nuke plant restrart; Radiation Food Lab finds; huge rads in Japanese black fungus obtained by Team EnviroReporter.
Michael Collins Radiation Update April 1, 2013: April Fools Day is no joke. Arkansas reactor accident kills 1, injures 8, So Cal Edison insists on restarting damaged San Onofre reactor, UC Berkeley nuke department dismisses Geiger counters; LA City Council says no Rocketdyne transfer of NASA land until remediated to background; Boeing stages elaborate press stunt at Rocketdyne attended by its greenwashing and astroturfing collaborators and more.
Michael Collins Radiation Update March 25, 2013: 700 sick sea lions in So Cal as cesium 134 & 137 found in store-bought San Diego tuna; NRC fails to require filters in post-Fukushima rules; 900 trillion Bq strontium 90 dumped in Pacific; “fission products” found 300 km from Fukushima Daiichi; Jeff & Michael work on why Cs-137 is moving across ocean and spreading out in an arc instead of just moving in Kuroshio Current; MC’s best & worst editors, Denise Anne being the best.
Michael Collins Radiation Update March 18, 2013: Power failure at 4 Fukushima spent fuel pools with over 7,910 fuel rods; fire would destroy central Japan & Tokyo, electrical vulnerability of 103 American reactor’s pools with no NRC requirements for backup; ionizer HEPA machines a must.
Michael Collins Radiation Update March 11, 2013: Two-year anniversary of Fukushima triple meltdowns and situation worsens in Pacific while air levels lower in SoCal; Caldicott Fukushima symposium in NYC reveals startling facts; rad-induced mutations migration; stiffer Radiation Station air cleansing & thanks to the brave folks who have helped us for 2 years!
Michael Collins Radiation Update March 4, 2013: Cal EPA’s Dept. of Toxic Substances Control on the hot seat since Boeing Meltdown Makeover’s first five articles hit stands in December. Director Debbie Raphael called before state senators for a grilling hours before show and promises cooperation with investigation of DTSC. Whitewash WHO Fukushima report and more.
Michael Collins Radiation Update
February 25, 2013: February 25, 2013: Fast-paced show with latest on Fukushima, Hanford, hot & cold wild boar & Consumer Watchdog report on California EPA’s Dept. of Toxic Substances Control abuses. DTSC director caught running to Boeing top lobbyist pursued by TV news.
Michael Collins Radiation Update February 18, 2013: Team EnviroReporter’s upcoming Fukushima radiation investigation given sneak peak, cost of decommissioning of Florida nuke plant while building new Georgia reactors & $640 billion blown on nuke weapons in coming decade.
Michael Collins Radiation Update February 4, 2013: Tons of Fukushima debris wash ashore along Alaska’s south coast near where McDonalds pledges to catch its wild-caught Alaskan pollock for its McBites; immediate need for Yucca Mountain nuclear fuel dump; Japanese kids suffering rad effects, Osaka goo burning and national suicide by island nation & more!
Michael Collins Radiation Update January 21, 2013: Superb 1 hour show with first half “Greenwashing” Rocketdyne VC Reporter newspaper expose where even after EnviroReporter.com blows the story wide open December 10, Boeing greenwashing maven Gary Polakovic gets press release into Northridge-Chatsworth Patch disguised as an article touting the polluted Santa Susana Field Laboratory as a scenic outdoor classroom. Newspaper coverage shows Boeing’s astroturfing and greenwashing plan is getting wider coverage just as the company deals with its grounded 787 Dreamliner and tries to project credibility during the crisis. Its greenwashing and astroturfing the lab undermines that. Then Fukushima meltdowns fiasco in Japan while Congress committee rejects NRC post-meltdowns safety plan & much more!
Michael Collins Radiation Update January 14, 2013: News breaks that restarting San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in SoCal is a go; Cesium-137 in Los Angeles milk in last EPA test; $640 billion spent on nuke weapons over next decade; America’s spent fuel rods in temp pools vs opening Yucca Mountain.