Radiation found at UK sites

30 03 2011
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Trace amounts of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant were detected in Glasgow and Oxfordshire, the source is suspected to be the radiation leaks caused by the fires and explosions at the plant.

Although this does highlight how big a problem the disaster is health officials stress there is no health risks to this “miniscule” amount. This is a reassuring demonstration to the united kingdom that any threat of contamination can easily be detected by the systems in place.

The Health Protection Agency talk of a suspected “rise in the coming days and weeks” but Britain can breathe a breath of fresh air as it would be “below any level that could cause harm to public health“.

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Japan government not giving the full picture on nuclear situation

16 03 2011
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The situation in japan looks critical and now with fuel rods exposed and re-criticality possible has the Japanese government underplayed the nuclear threat.

The United States think so with officials stating that Japanese warnings have been insufficient.  They believe the japan incident is worst than three-mile island which is America’s biggest nuclear disaster which occurred in Pennsylvania. The disaster however is not as bad as Chernobyl or so say sources there is a lot of speculation on how dire the situation is and the current state of the reactors.

The country is still disabled by the earthquake and tsunami therefore the humanitarian response is very important. The pumps are running out of fuel and the shelves in most if not all supermarkets are empty, the government are using helicopters to help get supplies to badly hit areas. With over 4000 people dead a nuclear disaster is not what japan needs to get back on its feet.