Nuclear Disasters


– Fukushima Early Documentation

Blog of first hours events with documentation – very valuable resource of early events

Paper of early events with analysis – M. Ragheb

Fukushima News Online – a collection of news articles up to August 2011

Overview of Nuclear Safety Regulation in Japan – ANSN (dead link no archive as of 2021)

Evacuation after Fukushima Daiichi – JAIF

Kitamura’s evacuation diary – JAIF

– Fukushima Human

NEW Infant mortality in Japan after Fukushima

NEW ippnw_analyse_who_report_fukushima_011012

NEW Tanaka_lessonslearned_88_PJA8809B-01

NEW IPPNWGesundheitliche_Auswirkungen_der_Atomkatastrophe_von_Fukushima_final

Fukushima Health Survey Documentation

Worker cumulative doses chart

UN statement on human rights & children

NIH – Fukushima Radiation Study Launched

Fuku Health Survey Methods Paper

Environmental Monitoring for the Upper-Bound Radiation Dose Assessment Operation TOMODACHI 


 – Fukushima Environmental

Radioactive contamination of natural ecosystems seeing the wood

NEW TomodachiShoreBasedRadStudyDTRA-TR-12-001

IAEA status report 011112

Pages from ML12318A365 – March 29th, 2011 – Radiation readings from US Embassy in Tokyo

Deposition of fission and activation products after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident

Abundance of birds in Fukushima as judged from Chernobyl 

Regulatory failures for nuclear safety – the bad example of Japan – implication for the rest of world

PTSD in Fukushima dogs from the evacuation zone

Deposition of fission and activation products after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident

Chart of radiation releases by reactor and isotopes

NEI Report On Fukushima Disaster

The Geology of Fukushima (with many diagrams) *dead link, no archive

TEPCO – Seismic information not taken into account during Fukushima Daiichi and Daini construction

TEPCO – Current seismic safety and reinforcement of reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi 

TEPCO – Roadmap towards restoration appendix 2

TEPCO – Overview of fault investigation regarding Yunodake fault

TEPCO – Observed seismic data of the Tohoku-Taiheiyou-Oki earthquake at Daiichi & Daini

TEPCO – Unit 1 earthquake response analysis of reactor building, equipment & piping,  etc.

MARCH 9 -2011 7.2 Quake near Sendai with small tsunami 

Feb 2011 seismic activity 

March 2011 seismic activity

Major seismic activity March 2010- Feb 2011

Crust movement during March 9 quake

Details on March 9 quake   

March 10 small quake

Japan animal laws

MEXT – Results of the Nuclide Analysis of Plutonium and Strontium by MEXT 9-30-2011

NIH – Food safety regulations: what we learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident.

DOE – Field radiation measurements Fukushima

DOE – Radiation air samples Fukushima

DOE – Radiation soil samples Fukushima

DOE – Aerial radiation readings, ground exposure, and cesium deposition

APHA –  Radiation Exposure to the Population in Japan After the Earthquake

ACPD – Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, atmospheric dispersion, and deposition

Journal of Environmental Rad – Food safety regulations: what we learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident

NIH – Indicators of the Fukushima radioactive release in NW Romania.

NIH – Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident.

NIH – Observations of Fukushima fallout in Great Britain

Evidence of Plutonium In The Environment After Fukushima Daiichi Disaster 

Tracking the complete revolution of surface westerlies over Northern Hemisphere using radionuclides emitted from Fukushima

MIT Pacific ocean Fukushima radiation contamination research & modeling 


IAEA Chernobyl Project

Environmental Science Pollution Research Int. The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities.

NEW Chernobyl Workers Exposure Dose ehp.1204996

Environmental Health Perspectives – ¹³⁷Cesium Exposure and Spirometry Measures in Ukrainian Children Affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Incident 

NIH – The accelerated occurrence of age-related changes of organism in Chernobyl workers: a radiation-induced progeroid syndrome?

Biology Letters – Insects around Chernobyl

Biology Letters – Reduced abundance of insects and spiders linked to radiation at Chernobyl 20 years after the accident 

UNSCEAR – Exposures and effects of the Chernobyl Accident 

Schizophrenia Bulletin – Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders in Persons Exposed to Ionizing Radiation as a Result of the Chernobyl Accident

University SC – Chernobyl birds have smaller brains 

University SC – Chernobyl Research Initiative

University SC – list of Chernobyl research papers Global Security Chernobyl  

Strahlentelex – Symposium collection of papers on Chernobyl – some on Mayak

Criticism and analysis of the Yablokov study

Strahlentelex – Yablokov study (ed note, Yablokov’s study has a number of critics and claims of poor methodology, posting it here does not intend to give an endorsement either way)

Strahlentelex – index of Yablokov study

IAEA – Radiological consequences of the Chernobyl accident in the Soviet Union and measures taken to mitigate their impact

Pregnancy outcome after the Chernobyl accident

NEI Magazine – Chernobyl radiation affects bird brain size

Bandazhevsky – Non-cancerous Medical Conditions in Areas of Belarus Contaminated by Radioactivity from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

Malformations in a Chornobyl-Impacted Region




Hanford Health Information Network –  Archives
Hanford Health Information Network – Radiation genetic & birth defects at Chernobyl and Hanford



NIH – The Southern Urals radiation studies. A reappraisal of the current status. (Mayak 1957 explosion & plutonium exposure)

NIH – Cerebrovascular diseases in nuclear workers first employed at the Mayak PA in 1948–1972 August 2011

Information on the 1957 Mayak explosion in Urals – Russia

MedicBD Kyshtym Disaster

MedicBD Mayak (nuclear facility)

Data Analysis and Physicochemical Modeling of the Radiation Accident in the Southern Urals in 1957

Global Security – Information on the Mayak nuclear weapons facility

Radiat Environ Biophys – Cerebrovascular diseases in nuclear workers first employed at the Mayak PA in 1948–1972

Radiat Environ Biophys – The Southern Urals radiation studies 

US human experimentation program  

Project Sunshine – report on human radiation experimentation and informed consent or lack of  

Santa Susanna

New SantaSuzannaEPAssfl-11_12_no-indicia

Marshall Islands

Environmental Science Pollution Research Int. The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities.


NIH –  Relationship between Radiation Exposure and Risk of Second Primary Cancers among Atomic Bomb Survivors




US Weapons Testing

Science Journal – Original baby tooth survey paper full text

The baby tooth survey – 1959 to 1961 tested for Strontium 90 in children’s teeth in the US

NY Times – Founder of the baby tooth survey dies 

The Nation – 1959 article on the baby tooth survey

U of Missouri St. Louis – Files of the baby tooth survey 

Scientific American – Interview with Barry Commoner

NIH – Linus Pauling papers (genetics and radiation)

UK, Sellafield & Windscale
UK- Plutonium in children’s teeth from Sellafield 

Nuclear & Atomic History Resources
DOE nuclear history pamphlet 

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