Creating Waves of Awareness
Update On Radioactive Elements Contaminating The Environment - Oct 2012
Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could contaminate sea life for decades, according to new research.
The biggest nuclear disaster in American history
Simi Valley California, about 45 minutes from Los Angeles by car, was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959, and the amounts of radiation leaked to the environment and atomosphere were more than 240 times that of the accident at 3-Mile Island.
Odds are you never heard of it. The information only started coming out 20 years later and only because of an accidental discovery.
2011 Nuclear Incident
American and Japanese officials have offered sharply different assessments of the situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Judy Woodruff weighs the threat of the spend fuel pools with the University of Southern California's Najmedin Meshkati and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Reach's Arjun Makhijani.