Earthquake threat to nuclear reactors far higher than realized
WASHINGTON — The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44369172/ns/us_news-environment/#.TmG0H4JuYR0

Japan’s Fukushima Catastrophe Brings Big Radiation Spikes to Canada (Georgia Straight, Aug. 4, 2011)
http://www.straight.com/article-415211/vancouver/fukushima-brings-big-radiation-spikes-bc

MP Joyce Murray comments on Health Canada Radiation Monitoring (Georgia Straight, Aug. 5, 2011)
http://www.straight.com/article-417716/vancouver/health-canada-negligent-fukushima-nuclearradiation-threats-liberal-mp-joyce-murray-claims

Canada’s Green Party points out that “The Ombudsman of the European Union has launched an investigation into the lack of information European citizens have received about potential radioactive contamination of food due to fallout from the meltdown.” […]
“We know that fallout from Fukushima reached our shores, but monitoring of airborne levels gives only a partial picture of the potential risk to Canadians,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party and MP for Saanich Gulf Islands. “Radionuclides become concentrated in foods, particularly dairy.” […]
“Europeans are concerned about the lack of transparency surrounding potential contamination. Canadians are receiving even less information than Europeans or Americans. We should be very concerned,” said May.
http://greenparty.ca/media-release/2011-06-02/greens-demand-more-information-about-possible-radiation-risks?utm_campaign=NC.W.RSS&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

Japan’s nightmare-in-progress overshadowed by media mush
The article discusses the toxicity of Fukushima MOX fuel (Plutonium, Uranium)
http://www.vancourier.com/Japan+nightmare+progress+overshadowed+media+mush/4811218/story.html

Nuclear Power in Canada–Information & Resources
http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/campaigns/end-the-nuclear-threat/Resources/

Nuclear Power in Ontario
Ontario is planning to spend $36 billion to build new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station just east of Toronto. This plan drains funding from affordable green energy and creates radioactive waste, emissions and increased risk of accidents. http://stopdarlington.org/

Arrival time and magnitude of airborne fission products from the Fukushima, Japan, reactor incident as measured in Seattle, WA, USA. Department of Physics and Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA and Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell, WA 98011, USA (Dated: April 18, 2011)

Abstract

We report results of air monitoring started due to the recent natural catastrophe on 11 March 2011 in Japan and the severe ensuing damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex. On 17-18 March 2011, we registered the fi rst arrival of the airborne fission products 131I, 132I, 132Te, 134Cs, and 137Cs in Seattle, WA, USA, by identifying their characteristic gamma rays using a germanium detector. We measured the evolution of the activities over a period of 23 days at the end
of which the activities had mostly fallen below our detection limit. The highest detected activity amounted to 4.41.3 mBqm􀀀3 of 131I on 19-20 March (…).

Full article at http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1103/1103.4853v3.pdf

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4 Responses to “Canada & US”

  1. lisa begg Says:

    the Vancouver Courier Article link you provide seems to have been taken down by their website…. Do you have a copy of this article you can repost?
    Thanks

    1. leanne flynn Says:

      thanks for noting that. hope to see it reposted.

  2. leanne flynn Says:

    not seeing anything about the canadian nuclear disaster of 2009. One of the worst construction accidents in Canadian history- plus 600 confirmed injured. Likely, many , many more. They have been denied benefits and health information. Bruce Power, Ontario. Lots online in news and reports. Reports are criminal, but people should still have more access to them. Please post more on this situation. We are still seeking intervention for terrorist activity in towns nearby, and a new report was published just before christmas. This is an ongoing crisis.

  3. Leigh (Vancouver) Says:

    I recorded 102 CPM of radiation in rain water (3X background) on May 21/12 in Vancouver,BC (My meter is a Inspector Alert EXP)

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