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August 26, 2013
Fukushima: Incidences of Thyroid Cancer on the Rise among Fukushima Children.
The number of under-18s in Fukushima Prefecture diagnosed with thyroid cancer has increased to 12, while the number of possible cases has reached 15, according to Kolnet, an online media source focused on the Tohoku region of Japan.

http://www.transcend.org/tms/2013/08/incidences-of-thyroid-cancer-on-the-rise-among-fukushima-children/

August 25, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Fatal Flaws in Fukushima Water Tanks Found.

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11300

August 24, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Contamination now spiking in seawater off Fukushima plant — Asahi reports 8 to 18-fold increase in a week.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201308240067

August 24, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Toxic Water From Fukushima Spreads to the Pacific Ocean. A single puddle of water from the leaking storage tank is now emitting 100 millisieverts an hour of radiation. That is, the water is so contaminated that, if you were standing 50 centimeters away from it, after one hour you’d be exposed to five times the dose limit for Japanese workers.

http://www.care2.com/causes/yes-toxic-water-from-fukushima-spreads-to-the-pacific-ocean.html#ixzz2czmV2jph

August 23, 2013
Fukushima affecting us: Highly Regarded Physician: The salmon migrate through radioactive plumes coming off Fukushima, then we catch them on Canada’s shores — Concerned about lack of testing — Officials “rely on Japan for test results”

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/World/ID/2402715481/

August 23, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: NYT:Opposition lawmakers here have demanded that [Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe stay home and declare a state of emergency.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/world/asia/nuclear-operator-raises-alarm-on-crisis.html?_r=1&

August 23, 2013
Fukushiam: Citizen Scientists In The Fukushima Fallout Zone – Safecast

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/23/citizen-scientists-fukushima

August 23, 2013
Fukushima affecting us: “Fish and water have shown signs of Fukushima contamination” in U.S. Northwest — Officials to start radiation testing of steelhead and salmon due to news from Japan — NOAA: Nuclear plant leaks “a surprise to everybody, we weren’t aware of it” (VIDEO)

http://www.king5.com/video?id=220592691&sec=549122

August 23, 2013
Canadian Food Inspection Agency says they will test fish “if warranted”.

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/World/ID/2402715481/

August 23, 2013
Greenpeace update: Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for August 20th to August 22nd, 2013.

Econcomic impacts:
Fisheries cooperatives for Iwaki and Soma-Futaba have voluntarily halted test fishing indefinitely, recognizing that the public has lost faith in the safety of their seafood. And, Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, has called for the withdrawal of Tokyo’s bid to host the winter Olympic games.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/fukushima-nuclear-crisis-update-for-august-20/blog/46342/

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: “Tepco Has Lost Control” – What Is Really Happening At Fukushima In Four Charts.

http://www.zerohedge.com/node/477904

August 22, 2013
Good news: Why the U.S. Power Grid’s Days Are Numbered
He says that in about the time it has taken cell phones to supplant land lines in most U.S. homes, the grid will become increasingly irrelevant as customers move toward decentralized homegrown green energy. Rooftop solar, in particular, is turning tens of thousands of businesses and households into power producers.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-22/homegrown-green-energy-is-making-power-utilities-irrelevant

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Fukushima Dumps 30 TRILLION Bq Radioactive Water. (some tongue in cheek but not a bad overview)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpEbHAVd2vg&feature=em-subs_digest

August 22, 2013
Ron Wyden interviewed on Think Outloud.

http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/summer-recess-conversation-ron-wyden/

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: BBC:Fukushima leak is ‘much worse than we were led to believe.

Dr Ken Buesseler is a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has examined the waters around Fukushima.
“It is not over yet by a long shot, Chernobyl was in many ways a one week fire-explosive event, nothing with the potential of this right on the ocean.”
“We’ve been saying since 2011 that the reactor site is still leaking whether that’s the buildings and the ground water or these new tank releases. There’s no way to really contain all of this radioactive water on site.”
“Once it gets into the ground water, like a river flowing to the sea, you can’t really stop a ground water flow. You can pump out water, but how many tanks can you keep putting on site?”
Several scientists also raised concerns about the vulnerability of the huge amount of stored water on site to another earthquake.

The quantities of water [TEPCO is] dealing with are absolutely gigantic. What is worse is that the water leakage is everywhere else—it’s not just [coming] from the tanks. It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking from the cracks all over the place. Nobody can measure that. It is much worse than we have been led to believe, much worse.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23779561

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Water releasing as much as 10 trillion becquerels of radioactive strontium and 20 trillion becquerels of cesium-137 from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has flowed into the Pacific Ocean since May 2011, Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimates.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/08/22/national/rate-of-radioactive-flow-to-pacific-alarming/#.Uhjr8o4QEoJ

August 22, 2013
Hanford: Investigation into Abnormal Radiological Reading at Hanford.

http://www.kplu.org/post/investigation-abnormal-radiological-reading-hanford

August 22,2013
Hanford: A comparison of Hanford and Fukishima Daichi nuclear issues Tom Carpenter and Paul Gunter.

http://www.kboo.org/content/acomparisonofhanfordandfukishimadaichinuclearissues

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse:Tepco “30,000,000,000,000 Bq of Cs-137 and Sr-90 leaked to the Pacific” / 30,000,000,000 Bq still leaking per day.

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/08/tepco-30000000000000-bq-of-cs-137-and-sr-90-leaked-to-the-pacific-30000000000-bq-still-leaking-per-day/

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Fukushima operator pleads for international help as radiation crisis deepens.

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-international-iaea-leak-866

August 22, 2013
Fukushima: Citizens and Tepco bid farewell to Mr. Masao Yoshida, who died of esophagus cancer on July 9, 2013.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.ca/2013/08/tepco-and-citizens-thanked-and-bid.html

August 22, 2013
Fukushima getting worse: Fukushima disaster worsens, Japan sends first international SOS.

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/japan/2013/8/22/fukushima-disaster-worsens-japan-sends-first-international-s.html

August 22, 2013
Human Rights:Can nuclear power ever comply with the human right to health? Part III.

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/radiation-health-whats-new/2013/8/22/can-nuclear-power-ever-comply-with-the-human-right-to-health.html

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