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  • Northwest sees 35% infant mortality spike post-Fukushima

    Northwest sees 35% infant mortality spike post-Fukushima
    Physician Janette Sherman, M.D. and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published a report Monday highlighting a 35% spike in northwest infant mortality after Japan's nuclear meltdown. The report spotlighted data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
  • Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities

    Cintra Wilson's The C-Word: Slouching Toward a Meltdown of Core Human Sensibilities
    I hate to be a killjoy, but the more I think about it, the more the royal wedding strikes me as having been in somewhat poor taste, timing-wise. Should vestigial monarchies really be splashing out all Buckingham Vegas in Space-like during a global...
  • Lethal Radiation Levels Detected at Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant

    Lethal Radiation Levels Detected at Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant
    TOKYO, Japan -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected record radiation levels at the facility. Lethal levels of radiation were measured Monday at the bottom of a ventilation tower on the grounds between...
  • 2nd Explosion At Nuclear Power Plant In Japan. Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?

    2nd Explosion At Nuclear Power Plant In Japan.  Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?
    Earthquake, tsunami and not one but two explosions at the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant. The latest happened about 8pm PST, Sunday night. Company officials say seven people are missing and three people were injured.  The good news is, so...
  • Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents

    Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents
    Judy Stare remembers the day 32 years ago when she and her family fled from the melting core of the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island. On a day when the dangers of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Japan dominated the front pages in the U.S., the...
  • Japanese nuclear plant nears meltdown; Energy safety in Central PA considered

    Japanese nuclear plant nears meltdown; Energy safety in Central PA considered
    While the death toll continues to mount in Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami on Friday, authorities are growing more concerned over a nuclear meltdown. There have been explosions in two of three nuclear reactors, spilling radioactive...
  • Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates

    Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
  • Metro Relief Agency to Send Team to Quake-Stricken Japan

    Metro Relief Agency to Send Team to Quake-Stricken Japan
    A team from the Kansas City-based Heart-to-Heart International relief agency is headed to Japan on Thursday to assess medical needs in that earthquake and tsunami-ravaged nation. Officials with the agency say that $27 million in relief supplies are ready...
  • Piece of Mind: La Cañada rallies behind Japan

    La Cañadans this week joined people across the world watching the news out of Japan, where Friday’s 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami set the country up for a possible nuclear meltdown of disastrous proportions. No sooner had word of the massive...
  • Reality Check: Radiation Is Almost Everywhere

    Reality Check: Radiation Is Almost Everywhere
    In any given year the average person is exposed to the equivalent of about 60 chest x-rays worth of radiation. That comes from airport security scanners, medical check ups, and just hanging around outside. Radiation is a part of life.  It's literally...
  • Powerful 6.8 Quake Hits Myanmar, No Tsunami Warning

    Powerful 6.8 Quake Hits Myanmar, No Tsunami Warning
    YANGON, Myanmar -- A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported....
  • Bra Promises To Save Lives In Emergency Situations

    Bra Promises To Save Lives In Emergency Situations
    A new bra on the market promises to do more than just make women look sexy -- it promises to save lives, too. Dr. Elena Bodnar won the Ig Nobel Public Health prize in 2009 for her invention aptly named, the "Emergency Bra." The sexy lingerie "can quickly...