Insecticides similar to nicotine widespread in U.S. Midwest

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Midwestern United States and one of the first conducted within the United States.Effective in killing a broad range of insect pests, use of neonicotinoid insecticides has dramatically increased over the last decade across the United States, particularly in the Midwest. The use of clothianidin, one of the chemicals studied, on corn in Iowa alone has almost doubled between 2011 and 2013. “Neonicotinoid insecticides are receiving increased attention by scientists as we explore the possible links between pesticides, nutrition, infectious disease… »

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TEPCO’s Bolt Together Tanks Were Known To Leak Before Installation

The manufacturer that sold TEPCO used bolt together tanks for use at Fukushima Daiichi said that the tanks were known to not be leak proof. The tanks, made to hold construction mud were not made for holding dangerous liquids. Instead they were used as temporary solutions on construction sites for holding mud. TEPCO purchased a number of both used and new tanks, the company said they never guaranteed the used tanks for 5 years as they do with new ones.
TEPCO also continued to install bolt together tanks even after being directed to stop doing so and install welded tanks.
Mainichi has all the sordid details.
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140723p2a00m0na015000c.html
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Fukushima city apologized for the leaflet of “Let’s build radiation resistance body”

Following up these articles..

Fukushima city “Let’s build radiation resistance body -Don’t worry too much. Go to bed early. Open the window.” [URL]

Fukushima city “Eating mushroom protects you from radioactive material” [URL 2]

Fukushima city government updated their website after Fukushima Diary reported about their propaganda.

They apologized for their “Misleading expression”.

They state they meant they expect the citizens to live “vigorously” by stating “not being defeated by radioactive material”.

However, they didn’t explain what “Expecting the citizens to live vigorously” is supposed to mean.

http://www.city.fukushima.fukushima.jp/soshiki/71/hkenkou-kanri14070701.html

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

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