Japan raises Fukushima water leak to INES Level 3 incident
Reuters: The severity rating of the latest radioactive water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant has officially been raised to Level 3 on an international scale for radiological releases, Japan’s nuclear regulator announced on Wednesday.
Photo: Members of a Fukushima prefecture panel, which monitors the safe decommissioning of the nuclear plant, inspect the construction site of the shore barrier, which is meant to stop radioactive water from leaking into the sea. The photo was released Aug. 6, 2013. (Kyodo via Reuters/file)
The research compared abandoned dogs rescued from Fukushima with non-disaster affected dogs abandoned in 2009 and 2010, before the earthquake. The dogs that lived through the disaster had stress hormone levels five to 10 times higher than the dogs that were simply abandoned or found as strays.
Photo: Kamata-san and his dog, Shane, were separated by the tsunami, only to be reunited when Shane showed up at the shelter where Kamata-san was staying. (JEARS)
Radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant found in US tuna
AP: New research has found increased levels of radiation in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of Southern California. Scientists say the radiation in the fish came from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant that was heavily damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Photo:Workers are seen harvesting bluefin tuna near Ensenada, Mexico, on March 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Park, File)