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Fukushima Radiation A Concern In Oregon

The radiation from the Fukushima disaster could be making its way into water in the United States. Water is tested on a regular basis and trace amounts of radiation was expected to hit the United States by this time. Experts assured American citizens that the small amount of radiation that would find its way into the water would not be …

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Jim Kelly Finishes His Radiation Treatments

Last month, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly made his way back to his home in Buffalo, New York to finish his cancer radiation treatments. Thousands of fans gathered at the airport to welcome him home, and carried signs and posters showing their support for Kelly. Unfortunately, Kelly’s plane landed on the other side of the airport, causing fans to …

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Chernobyl Study Reveals Potential Future Dangers

Almost 30 years ago, an unprecedented disaster struck in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, then under control of the USSR, experienced an explosion and subsequent fire, resulting in the death of 31 people and radioactive fallout across the USSR and Europe. To this day, scientists and researchers are still testing the results of the nuclear fallout in the …

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Japan’s Fukushima – Is It Still A Threat?

March 11, 2011 is the date the biggest nuclear power disaster in history began. The Fukushima Dalichi Power Plant fell into major meltdown mode after a record 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami engulfed entire neighborhoods and villages including the nuclear plant. It is estimated that 300,000 people were evacuated from the area, and have not been allowed to return. The …

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Camille Grammer Finishes Cancer Treatments

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer, 45, has completed her treatment of chemotherapy and radiation for her endometrial cancer. On January 3, Grammer tweeted, “I rang the bell at MD Anderson Cancer Center which marks that I have completed my Chemo and Radiation treatments. YAY,” and then added, “Thank you and your terrific Doctors and Staff!” …

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Fukushima Radiation – Homeless To Clean Up?

A man named Seiji Sasa is on a mission – recruiting homeless people from the Sendai Train Station for labor on the worst job in the world, cleaning up the nuclear waste of Fukushima. According to Sasa – the homeless people in the train station are potential laborers that he can dispatch to contractors in Japan’s nuclear disaster zone for …

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Fukushima Radiation Spikes 1700%, Media Frenzy Ensues

A CNN report is bound to get those Geiger counters ticking: the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has announced that a single drop of contaminated water escaped the holding tanks today, accounting for a massive spike in radiation levels. TEPCO is unworried about the issue, and has pledged to “find out the cause of this issue and make proper …

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Radiation Belt Around Earth Discovered by NASA

NASA this week revealed that its Van Allen Probes have discovered a third radiation belt around the Earth. Before now, the Earth’s Van Allen belts were thought to be two belts of radiation surrounding the planet. The newly discovered belt of radiation was observed for four weeks before a shockwave from the sun blew it apart. The new belt could …

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Van Allen Probes Probe Earth’s Radiation Belts

NASA this week revealed that the early findings from its Van Allen Probes, which are uncovering the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts, are already helping researcher’s determine just how much influence the sun has over Earth’s magnetosphere. The probes, launched back in August, are orbiting in areas populated by high-energy and hazardous particles created by the magnetosphere. “The sun has …

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