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US nuclear agency hid concerns over nuclear plants
NBC News: In the days following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to American nuclear plants, thousands of internal emails show 
You can check how close you are to a US nuclear plant using this interactive tool from ESRI
Photo: Map of US nuclear plants and their proximity to cities (via esri)

US nuclear agency hid concerns over nuclear plants

NBC News: In the days following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to American nuclear plants, thousands of internal emails show

You can check how close you are to a US nuclear plant using this interactive tool from ESRI

Photo: Map of US nuclear plants and their proximity to cities (via esri)

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)

Dogs suffer PTSD-like stress after Japan disaster 
Abandoned dogs rescued after the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, suffered PTSD-like stress, a new study finds.
Live Science reports:

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)

Dogs suffer PTSD-like stress after Japan disaster

Abandoned dogs rescued after the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, suffered PTSD-like stress, a new study finds.

Live Science reports:

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)