The search for a dirty-bomb in New York City has uncovered a history of radioactive contamination… and a lingering mystery from the Manhattan Project.
In the final part of our series, the story of the color film of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that was locked and hidden from Americans—and even the Japanese—for decades. Frame by frame, the footage captured the horrors. If not for certain people, almost no one would have ever seen it.
The second installment of our series on how the worst devastation caused by the Atomic bomb was deliberately concealed from Americans for decades.
Every ten years or so, the nuclear establishment trots out a proposal to offload some of its so-called low-level waste—radioactive metals, concrete, soil, plastics, and other materials—onto the public. In the past, this idea was met with outrage and was stopped. But as the nation’s nuclear garbage pile continues to grow, the pressure to release some of it into commerce—and thus our daily lives—mounts.
WhoWhatWhy’s Karen Charman speaks with KGO San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston about Karen’s article updating us on the Fukushima disaster (Saturday, January 21, 2012)
If you thought you didn’t need to pay attention any more to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, well, you’d be wrong. The Japanese government isn’t necessarily taking the right steps. Karen Charman explains.
Today, the corporate media cautiously informs the public of some cell phone health risks. But if you were reading here, you knew about these risks long ago. And you knew the health consequences were potentially far greater and broader.
Are you familiar with the Tuskegee experiment? Imagine something comparably awful, but unknown to this day….
More on the miserable truth about those nuclear plant workers in Japan.
Now that we know all about the threats to capital, and to the rest of us, we find out something about the workers at the plant.
With the nuclear crisis in Japan, suddenly the safety of nuclear energy is of interest everywhere. What will the United States do under Obama? If forgotten history is any measure, perhaps not nearly enough.