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Understanding soil contamination measurements

source In the one of the breaking news stories for today, September 5th, 2011, soil or surface contamination is reported for some mulch and for the roof of a condo.

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Breaking News: Screaming hot roof in Yokohama

(Click for larger versions) Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-city A specialist dad in Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama-shi collected and assayed a debris found on the rooftop of a condo he lives in at an isotope

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Impact of low dose radiation on pregnancy

(Click table to see larger version) Brent RL. Counseling patients exposed to ionizing radiation during pregnancy. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2006…

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News: September 3, 2011 part 2

[Many thanks to the kind volunteers at Translate Fukushima for helping us crowd-source the hard task of translation and bring even more information to you the reader. Now its your

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News: September 3, 2011

Just after 311,private institutions were stopped to publish their radiation forecast by ministry of science. http://protectchildren311.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-131.html [Tweet of an actual Fukushima worker]
 今日 同僚がWBC受けたんだけど
今までカウント数を教えていたくれていた訳だけど
今日になって個人情報保護の為に本人にすらカウントを教えなくな ったらしい
カウントを目安にしていただけに物凄く頭に来てる
少なくとも自分のカウント位知る権利はあるとおもうんだがなあ. They started conceal the Whole

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Breaking News: September 2, 2011

でじたるコミック: 4号機プールのドレンへ漏洩の可能性。4号機は塩素濃度 … twitter.com4号機プールのドレンへ漏洩の可能性。4号機は塩素濃度が高く溶 接部腐蝕による漏れがあったので、プールも検証した所、水溜りが あった。プールはコンクリに二重にステンレスのライナー敷き ( #iwakamiyasumi3 live at http://t.co/6WYJMK6) From press conference of Tepco (just now)
: Contaminated water may have leaked from the pool in unit 4. https://twitter.com/#!/digital_comic12/status/109528571046920193

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Column of the Day: Abortion

(Hydrocephalus in an infant, as seen on an ultrasound) Everyday,more and more women tweet “I wonder if I should give up having a baby.” They are not saying it hysterically.

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Breaking News: Inside Fukushima

A young Japanese journalist,Obara Shinichi sneaked into Fukushima plant,where none of the journalists are allowed to go. He stayed there for 6 hours in Total. First,he went into the “radiation

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News: August 27, 2011

Fukushima radiation spread as far as Romania http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/46955 Japan Triples Airborne Radiation Checks as ‘Hot Spots’ Spread http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-24/japan-triples-air-radiation-checks-for-hot-spots-.html [Tweet of an Iitate mura citizen] “”A kitten’s born.No hands”,email from my

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Background: Survey results for Tokyo soil contamination

Bottom Line: Average contamination in Tokyo region soil is 30,032 Bq/m² Tokyo City tested out at 61,713 Bq/m² on May 14, 2011 Note: This is not current to August, 2011