BEYOND NUCLEAR PUBLICATIONS
Search
JOIN OUR NETWORK

     

     

DonateNow

 

 

Environmental Impacts

The entire nuclear fuel chain involves the release of radioactivity that contaminates the environment. Radiation can affect the air, water, soil, plants, animals, places of residence and recreation and elsewhere.

.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Saturday
Aug272011

"Ex Japanese Nuclear Regulator Blames Radioactive Animal Feed on 'Black Rain' "

In a video dated July 19th and entitled "Ex Japanese Nuclear Regulator Blames Radioactive Animal Feed on 'Black Rain'," Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates describes widespread radioactive contamination caused by fallout from Fukushima Daiichi. Radioactive hay fed to cows contaminated beef long distances from the melted reactors. Mushrooms grown indoors far from Fukushima Daiichi exhibited severe contamination. The data points for severe radioactive contamination over a broad region of Japan are very troubling. ("Black Rain" was first observed by the survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan by the U.S. in August 1945, and refers to radioactivity precipitated down to the ground by rain.)

Tuesday
Jun282011

Warning against radioactive catastrophe for ocean at Fukushima Daiichi

Takao Yamada, Expert Senior Writer at The Mainichi Daily News, has published a compelling editorial calling upon Tokyo Electric Power Company and the federal government of Japan to build an underground barrier to prevent catastrophic amounts of radioactivity from leaking into the ocean from Fukushima Daiichi's three melted down atomic reactors.

Sunday
Jun122011

Green tea exports from 4 prefectures in Japan banned due to radioactive cesium contamination

The London Telegraph reports that portions of Tochigi, Chiba (located in the greater Tokyo area), and Kanagawa Prefectures, as well as the entirety of Ibaraki Prefercture, have been banned by the Japanese federal government from exporting green tea, due to unacceptable contamination by radioactive cesium fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe. Many additional agricultural crops over a vast region have likewise been condemned.

Tuesday
Jun072011

Radioactive contamination of Japanese beaches may deter swimmers during summer tourist season

No Nukes on the Beach! Thanks to the Supertubes Surfing Foundation, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa for the wonderful image, used as a logo for Radioactive Waste Action Day organizing several months ago!NHK World of Japan reports that officials of Ibaraki Prefecture, south of the catastrophically leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have begun radiation monitoring on 17 beaches. They hope to quell the fears of swimmers, surfers, and other visitors ahead of the vital summer tourist season. It has long been known that "radioactive stigma effect" -- not only after catastrophes, but even after smaller accidents or even during "routine" nuclear activities -- can harm other economic sectors, especially ones like agriculture and tourism, over entire regions. Clean, safe, and ever more reliable and cost effective wind turbines, on the other hand, have been shown to attract tourists!

Page 1 ... 13 14 15 16 17