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  • Wild monkeys suffer low blood cell counts near Fukushima power plant

    Wild monkeys suffer low blood cell counts near Fukushima power plant
    Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than similar monkeys who lived almost 200 miles away, according to biologists. In a paper published Thursday in Scientific Reports, researchers tested...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • Japanese official wants Olympic torch relay near site of nuclear leaks

    When the International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games, critics wondered about lingering radiation from the 2011 nuclear accident in nearby Fukushima. Officials from that area have a different perspective.  On Tuesday,...
  • Feds Seeking To Pay Connecticut Nuclear Workers

    Federal officials sought Thursday to connect former nuclear workers in the state with compensation that lawmakers approved for them a decade and a half ago. At a hotel in Cromwell, U.S. Department of Labor officials held an information session about...
  • Edison's San Onofre settlement mirrors bailouts of banks

    Edison's San Onofre settlement mirrors bailouts of banks
    The concept of a corporation "too big to fail" is typically applied to big banks, usually as an explanation of why they haven't been brought to book for their role in the 2008 crash and why their top executives still roam free through corporate suites and...
  • Q&A: Takashi Murakami talks monsters, movies and Fukushima

    Q&A: Takashi Murakami talks monsters, movies and Fukushima
    A nuclear disaster, evil scientists and a malevolent monster with psychedelic eyeballs that wreaks havoc on a bucolic town. It isn't "Godzilla." It's "Jellyfish Eyes," the latest creation from artist Takashi Murakami, Japan's industrious answer to Andy...
  • Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes

    Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes
    Happy National Doughnut Day! And how do you plan to celebrate? There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop...
  • Godzilla vs. technology

    Godzilla vs. technology
    It rose up out of the sea, a fearsome, roaring monster unlike anything humans had ever seen: horrible, primeval, unstoppable, towering, breathing radioactive fire and leaving total destruction in its wake. No, this was not Gojira, the lumbering...
  • The horses of Fukushima were ordered slaughtered after the nuclear disaster, but one rancher resists

    The horses of Fukushima were ordered slaughtered after the nuclear disaster, but one rancher resists
    The 2011 Fukushima disaster spelled doom for the region's horses, ordered to slaughter after they were exposed to radiation. But in a new documentary, one stubborn rancher resists... Horses are part of a thousand-year tradition at Fukushima, the...
  • Government faces setbacks on 2 fronts in handling radioactive waste

    The Energy Department, dealing with twin setbacks in its long effort to deal with Cold War-era radioactive waste, said Tuesday it was stopping construction of a massive plant in South Carolina to handle surplus plutonium and proceeding with an...
  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...