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Morning Splash: Japan Elevates Nuke Disaster to Chernobyl Level; Oakland Faces Severe Cuts

April 12, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: Japan Elevates Nuke Disaster to Chernobyl Level; Oakland Faces Severe Cuts

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Japan Nuclear Disaster Put on Par With Chernobyl (NY Times) Japan has raised its assessment of the accident at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the worst rating on an international scale, putting the disaster on par with the 1986 Chernobyl explosion, in an acknowledgement that the human and environmental consequences of the […]

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April 1, 2011 | 4:02 pm

Interview: California Health Dept Interim Director on Japan Radiation in Milk

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Yesterday, The California Report’s Central Valley Bureau Chief Sasha Khokha interviewed Dr. Howard Backer, Interim Director of the California Dept of Public Health, about traces of radioactive iodine emanating from Japan’s downed nuclear power plant that have been found in milk samples from cows in San Luis Obispo County. During this crisis, try as we […]

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UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Web Site Shows Bay Area Radiation Levels

March 29, 2011 | 2:39 pm

UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Web Site Shows Bay Area Radiation Levels

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Click here for the UC Berkeley radiation monitoring site Two weeks ago when we were all freaking out expressing concern about radiation from the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan wafting our Bay-Area way via the Pacific Ocean, we posted these interviews with several scientists and health experts, all of whom assured us there […]

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Interview: Atmospheric Scientist Says No Risk to Californians From Japan Radiation

March 18, 2011 | 3:15 pm

Interview: Atmospheric Scientist Says No Risk to Californians From Japan Radiation

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Stephanie Martin interviews Dr. Charles Zender on Japan radiation risk Using the seven-point scale applied to nuclear accidents, Japan has retroactively raised the severity of the current crisis from a four to a five. That means, by definition, the incident has gone from an “accident with local consequences” to one with “wider consequences.” The 64,000-Curie […]

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Japan Nuclear Fallout and the Risk to California

March 15, 2011 | 11:29 am

Japan Nuclear Fallout and the Risk to California

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Update March 18: New interview on Japanese radiation risk with atmospheric physics researcher. Earlier post It’s human nature I suppose to view catastrophes like those hitting Japan, initially at least, through a self-protective lens. Thus, when I woke up this morning, my first concern, irrational or not, was about any potential danger from trans-continental radiation […]

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