With worries about radiation running high in Southern California, some people are trying to turn a quick buck off of people’s fallout fears.
The California Coastal Commission warns that when the ocean level rises — either through the tides or climate change — the damage from any tsunami gets significantly worse.
Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant have reached the west coast but federal and state officials say it poses no health risk.
Japanese-Americans, expats and others in the United States opened their hearts and their wallets this week to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, finding touching and sometimes imaginative ways to donate or raise money for the Asian country’s injured and displaced.
A diplomat in Vienna says Japan’s radioactive fallout has reached Southern California, but first readings are “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening.”
The owner of a military supply company in Maine says he’s been inundated with orders from people in California buying gas masks and chemical suits.
Professor Charlie Zender from UC Irvine says radiation from the compromised Fukushima Nuclear Plant in northern Japan Is heading for the west coast, and will arrive sometime tomorrow in the late afternoon.
A marathon runner will dedicate a 24-hour, nonstop run in Corona this weekend to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Detectors are now being used at LAX after low-level radiation has reportedly been found in Dallas and Chicago on passengers and planes coming in from Japan.
Risks from possible radiation exposure remain greatest for the workers scrambling to cool reactors at a Japanese nuclear power plant.
California’s two U.S. senators are calling on federal officials to perform inspections at two nuclear power plants to ensure the facilities are safe and have adequate emergency plans.
For students like Akiko Kosaka, watching the footage of the devastation in Japan has been excruciatingly painful.
The article in the Post compares the current commander in chief, to one who faced similar issues in 1968; Richard Nixon. And Nixon wins the comparison. Double ouch.
The City Council is facing pressure from some residents to oppose extension of San Onofre’s operating license beyond 2022, or even to seek shutdown now.
The growing nuclear crisis in Japan has some Californians scrambling for potassium iodide tablets and personal radiation detectors, but officials say such a precaution is not necessary and can even be harmful.