Editorials Jul 13, 2013

Iodine tablets no prevention

To require local governments to keep enough potassium iodide pills on hand in the event of another nuclear disaster could give people a false sense of security.

JAEA map shows early iodine fallout

National Jun 27, 2013

JAEA map shows early iodine fallout

by Kazuaki Nagata

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency discloses a radiation map showing how iodine-131 likely spread in the early stages of the Fukushima meltdowns, a development that could help doctors locate unsuspecting cancer victims.

National Dec 1, 2012

Taking iodine before fallout hits is key: NRA

The Nuclear Regulation Authority released Friday the results of a computer simulation on how the use of iodine tablets by people around nuclear plants can protect their thyroids from excessive exposure to radiation in the event of a severe catastrophe. The NRA's estimate, compiled by ...