Bag’s Take-Away:
Message for those who want to drill in national parks:  Thank you for the holiday weekend!
Via Charlotte Observer
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Message for those who want to drill in national parks: Thank you for the holiday weekend!

Via Charlotte Observer

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The sweet smell of plutonium in the morning? But really, not saying the raging fire bearing down on Los Alamos weapons lab a series threat — just a serious warning, courtesy of an apocalypic-ish pic, about nuke technology in all its flavors. …Just as Cuomo.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The sweet smell of plutonium in the morning?

But really, not saying the raging fire bearing down on Los Alamos weapons lab a series threat — just a serious warning, courtesy of an apocalypic-ish pic, about nuke technology in all its flavors. …Just as Cuomo.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Was waiting for it to happen: Fukushima Prefecture kids get their own portable dosimeters.  (Any similarity to the iPod, I assume, is strictly coincidental.)
(photo: Kyodo News Service caption: Children in the town of Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21, 2011, hold compact dosimeters donated by Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture. The dosimeters are scheduled to be distributed to some 1,500 children and teachers at schools and nurseries in the town from the following day in the wake of radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the vicinity stemming from the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster. Part of the town has been designated an evacuation area by the central government.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Was waiting for it to happen: Fukushima Prefecture kids get their own portable dosimeters.  (Any similarity to the iPod, I assume, is strictly coincidental.)

(photo: Kyodo News Service caption: Children in the town of Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21, 2011, hold compact dosimeters donated by Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture. The dosimeters are scheduled to be distributed to some 1,500 children and teachers at schools and nurseries in the town from the following day in the wake of radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the vicinity stemming from the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster. Part of the town has been designated an evacuation area by the central government.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The sunny painting on the side of the wall is a bit ironic now, no? Word is, these kids will soon be outfitted with dosimeters. In the meantime, they’re getting to go out and play in the radiation for the first time since the earthquake/meltdown. Careful in the sandbox though, kids! The top level was already skimmed for the bad stuff but playground exposure is limited to 1/2 hour. 

(A sort of easy choice just to show the children, btw. I was really curious to read some adult faces.)

(photo: Kyodo via AP Images caption: 
Kindergarteners wearing masks and caps to minimize their exposure to radiation run out of the kindergarten building in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 10, 2011, as they are allowed to play in the playground for the first time since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The surface soil of the playground has been removed to reduce the children’s exposure to radiation and they were allowed to play there for only half an hour. More backstoryre: Iwaki.
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The sunny painting on the side of the wall is a bit ironic now, no? Word is, these kids will soon be outfitted with dosimeters. In the meantime, they’re getting to go out and play in the radiation for the first time since the earthquake/meltdown. Careful in the sandbox though, kids! The top level was already skimmed for the bad stuff but playground exposure is limited to 1/2 hour.

(A sort of easy choice just to show the children, btw. I was really curious to read some adult faces.)

(photo: Kyodo via AP Images caption: Kindergarteners wearing masks and caps to minimize their exposure to radiation run out of the kindergarten building in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 10, 2011, as they are allowed to play in the playground for the first time since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The surface soil of the playground has been removed to reduce the children’s exposure to radiation and they were allowed to play there for only half an hour. More backstoryre: Iwaki.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Lastest byzantine move from TEPCO. Spraying dust inhibitor around Fukushima. Good grief. Reminds me of 
this.

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(photo: TEPCO caption: May 27, 2011)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Lastest byzantine move from TEPCO. Spraying dust inhibitor around Fukushima. Good grief. Reminds me of this.

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(photo: TEPCO caption: May 27, 2011)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
As we finally get to see… (#1): 
 The abandoned area around Fukushima as a toxic no man’s land
(photo: David Guttenfelder/AP caption: An empty street runs through the deserted town of Minami Soma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, inside the evacuation zone, established for the 20 kilometer radius around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors Thursday, April 7, 2011. Hundreds of Japanese police and soldiers were mobilized Thursday to begin their first major search operation inside the evacuation zone.)
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As we finally get to see… (#1):

The abandoned area around Fukushima as a toxic no man’s land

(photo: David Guttenfelder/AP caption: An empty street runs through the deserted town of Minami Soma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, inside the evacuation zone, established for the 20 kilometer radius around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors Thursday, April 7, 2011. Hundreds of Japanese police and soldiers were mobilized Thursday to begin their first major search operation inside the evacuation zone.)

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