Browsing the "Radiation" Tag

Downwind from the bomb… how we nuked Utah

June 8th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster - in which both Japanese and American authorities have consistently downplayed the dangers - it's worth taking a look at where we have come from. For the past 60 years, our government has over and over again insisted that there was nothing to worry about, that radiation levels were too low to cause any harm, and there was no cause for alarm. Years later, often after battles in the courts, it has turned out that they were lying through their teeth. Their priority wasn't public health and well-being - it was to preserve their atomic program at all consts and to prevent panic - justifiable panic, as it turns out

Fukushima radiation found in California milk, fruit, vegetables

June 1st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

As the crippled reactors in Japan continue to emit radiation into the environment, the risk grows that it will appear in our food. Radiation has already been detected in trace amounts in milk across the U.S., and in strawberries, kale and other vegetables in California

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