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Fukushima catastrophe causing significant radiation exposure to Californians, says expert

A radioactive waste specialist has said that the high-level radioactive waste pools at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan remains at risk of further contaminating the region and the surrounding Pacific waters if another major earthquake and tsunami were to strike the area.

Link between radiation exposure and first and second cancers exposed by researchers

Large-scale population studies of survivors of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have confirmed that radiation exposure can lead to multiple cancers that manifest separately over the course of years or decades -- a finding with implications not just in cases of nuclear accidents or attacks but also for radiation-based cancer treatments.