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FUKUSHIMA – UMA NOVA ERA PARA A ENERGIA?

Assim se armou o Japão nuclear

Fukushima não assusta a Índia
por Gavan McCormack*, do Le Monde Diplomatique francês

Março de 2011 poderia marcar na história japonesa, uma ruptura comparável à de agosto de 1945, assinalando a morte de um modelo particular de organização do Estado e da economia. Em agosto de 1945, os cogumelos atômicos explodidos no céu de Hiroshima e Nagasaky haviam selado o fim da guerra em que os jovens oficiais do exército de Kwantung haviam envolvido o Japão nos quinze anos anteriores.

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THE PROTECTION FROM RADIATION

Iodine Pills Distributed in Japan Offer Limited Protection

From Effects of Radiation

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.An elderly woman walks past collapsed houses that were hit by a tsunami in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture on March 12, 2011. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan has distributed potassium iodine tablets to residents who may have been exposed to radiation from the nuclear power plants damaged by the recent earthquake, but in recent years, U.S. authorities have questioned whether the benefits of such pills have been exaggerated or misunderstood. (mais…)

NUCLEAR SAFETY BEFORE JAPAN’S TSUNAMI

Our Reading List for Following Nuclear News From Japan

by Marian Wang
ProPublica

.A Self Defence soldier holds a four-month-old baby who survived the recent tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki, Japan on Mar. 14, 2011. (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)

If you’re trying to follow the news from Japan, you may be finding that the news is coming out faster than you can actually read it. (mais…)

SPENT FUEL AT FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI

Spent Fuel Now Focus at Japanese Reactor, Highlighting

Concerns About Plant Design

by Tom Detzel
ProPublica

.(JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

As we reported yesterday, spent fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi pose a risk of fire and radiation release should water drain from the pools they are stored in. (mais…)

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