July - 6 August 2011
and Other Asia-Related Articles
Fallout is Now Worst Since March - 2 August 2011,
(YouTube video, 12:35).
radiation detected at Fukushima: The
company that owns Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
says it has detected record-high radiation on site,
The World Today by Sarah Dingle
five months after Japan's government announced a nuclear emergency,
the company which owns the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric
Power Company (TEPCO), says radiation levels have reached at
least 10 sieverts per hour near Fukushima's No. 1 and No. 2
radiation levels are more than double the previous record high
that was reached in early June.
nuclear expert predicts the clean-up from the March 11 earthquake
and tsunami will be even more difficult, but there is speculation
that the reading could be an aberration.
Burns, former chief executive officer of the Australian Radiation
Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, says given the scale of
the Fukushima emergency, the high reading is to be expected.
levels reported of 10 sieverts per hour are very high levels
and it's going to be very difficult to manage workers going
into those areas and doing operations," he said.
put the 10 sieverts into context, that 10 sieverts is actually
a lethal dose of radiation. So you can't afford to be exposed
for more than a few minutes at those levels.
means you're directly exposed to fuel rods in the reactors or
the spent fuel ponds very closely and while it's possible to
get to those levels it means there is very little shielding
going on there.'"
Late July to early August Time Frame: Japanese
Researcher: Recriticality in July and August? (UPDATED),
dated 17 September 2011, ex-skf.blogspot.com.
Hinuma, currently at University of California San Diego, says
recriticality may have happened in one of the three reactors
at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in late July and again in
mid August, releasing the largest amount of radioactive materials
cannot find much about the researcher, other than he was at
MIT before, and that he has published papers in peer-reviewed
article below says there was a criticality in March, but I don't
know if the reporter is referring to the explosion events in
March or the recriticality in one of the broken reactors as
some researchers have alleged and hypothesized.
I totally forgot about the report by the UC San Diego researchers
that radioactive sulphur of Fukushima origin was detected in
California in late March, indicating on-going chain reaction.
So the Playboy magazine reporter may be right. To recap, chlorine
in the seawater being injected back then captured neutron, turning
to radioactive sulphur.)
all magazines) the article appeared in the Weekly Playboy magazine
from Shukan Playboy Japan (9/12/2011):
. . Indeed, there are some inexplicable numbers reported on
the air radiation levels by the government agencies. That
is, a big rise in the radiation levels from late July to mid
August. Dr. Yoyo Hinuma, who has published papers on the net
about the seriousness of the situation since the beginning
of the accident in March, explains.
think there was a recriticality in which the melted fuel started
a chain reaction again in one of the reactors at Fukushima
I Nuclear Power Plant, and that the largest amount of radioactive
materials since April was released from the plant. It may
have happened twice. The first was between July 28 and 31.
The second was between August 19 and 21. That the large amount
of radioactive materials were released can be clearly seen
in the radiation survey data in Tokyo and Yokohama City, where
it is suspected that the announced radiation levels are lower
than the actual levels. So it's a scientific fact."
example, according to the data released by the Tokyo Metropolitan
government, the air radiation level on August 19 was 0.0865
microsievert/hour (maximum), 1.4 times as high as the previous
day. On the same day, Yokohama City measured 0.051 microsievert/hour,
the level last recorded in late March.
analyzing the data, we find that August saw a more definite
rise than July. It may have been caused by the so-called "prompt
criticality" which is bigger and lasts longer. The large
amount of radioactive cesium and radioactive iodine released
as the result may have reached the Tokyo Metropolitan area,
raising the air radiation level", says Dr. Hinuma.
back, it is since the end of July that the high level of iodine-131
have started to show up in the "dehydrated sewer sludge"
in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Half life of iodine-131
is 8 days, so it couldn't have come from the criticality happened
in March. Also in August, radiation that exceeded the safety
standard was detected in tens of sandboxes in the parks where
children play, and the use of the sandboxes was prohibited
until the sand was replaced. But before July, air radiation
at most of these sandboxes measured lower than the safety
have to admit that there is a high possibility that the recriticality
happened this summer at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, at
least twice, and fresh radioactive materials are being released.
checked the Tokyo Metropolitan government's official measurement
of air radiation in Shinjuku. The maximum levels recorded on
July 30 and August 19 are indeed elevated:
July 29: 0.0697 microsievert/hour
July 30: 0.0735 microsievert/hour
July 31: 0.0610 microsievert/hour
August 18: 0.0621 microsievert/hour
August 19: 0.0865 microsievert/hour
August 20: 0.0605 microsievert/hour
July and August, the maximum air radiation level recorded in
Tokyo is in 0.06 microsievert/hour range, and does not exceed
0.07 microsievert/hour, except for these two days.
detected in sewer sludge in mid August in Tokyo and in Oshu
City in Iwate Prefecture (among others) is attributed to the
medical use, because there was no corresponding increase in
radioactive cesium. Also in the case of Tokyo, radioactive iodine
has been continuously detected in sewer sludge since they started
to take measurements in May..."
to create a radioactive fallout contamination map.mp4 (video),
is a preview reel of a documentary made by NHK in Japan. It
follows the research of Shingo Kimura, a very brave government
researcher who has extensive experience in researching the fallout
of nuclear accidents. When the Fukushima accident happened,
he was ordered NOT to do any research. He quit and went rogue
with a few colleagues in his field, and did valuable work in
Fukushima in the weeks after the accident. This film is heartbreaking
but essential viewing for anyone living off the benefits of
only safe nuke is no nuke. Transcript of Cindy Sheehan interview
with Nuke Expert,
Arnie Gunderson. Interview includes preventive
measures to deal with Fukushima fallout.
Moines Radiation Levels VERY HIGH August 1, majiasblog.blogspot.com,
Des Moines 318 beta,
Omaha IA 91 beta,
Kearney IA 46 beta, Mason City IA 112
Ga: 3X Background Radiation INSIDE The Car, 6X Radiation On
The Sample posted 2011-08-15 by Potrblog
The video is part of our 4000 mile Radioactive Roadtrip fact
finding mission down to the Florida Keys and back. This video
was taken driving South to North through Atlanta, Ga. During
a heavy down pour, the Geiger counter INSIDE the car registered
a sustained THREE times background radiation as its MINIMUM
reading. Approximately 10 minutes later a sample wipe from the
windshield returned a 6x background reading. The highest reading
we had in Atlanta was approximately 9x background.
pattern we noticed is that the radioactivity in the rain decreases
the further one gets away from the jet stream, and the radioactivity
goes to zero from storms that blow in East to West via the hurricane
Fukushima 'off-scale' lethal radiation level infers millions
dying by Deborah Dupre, Human Rights Examiner
nuclear power plant radiation recordings of external gamma radiation
have been so high this week, they went off scale said veteran
nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson on Thursday after the famous
physicist, Dr. Chris Busby told the Japanese people this week
that radioactive air contamination there is now 300 times that
of Chernobyl and 1000 times the atomic bomb peak in 1963, inferring
that hundreds of millions of people are now dying from Fukushima
radiation, including people in the United States.
noticing unusual amounts of hair falling out, confusion, nose
bleeds or other odd symptoms typical of radiation sickness,
it might be due to the United States record high levels of radiation,
now multiple times acceptable safety limits not only on the
west coast, but also in other locations around the nation.
Fukushima radiation data retrieval and interpretation has been
so complex or non-existent for the concerned public, citizen
reporters in Japan and United States have now established easily
accessible ways to view radiation levels on the internet.
Fukushima radiation depopulation unfathomable: Possibly 100s
of millions deaths
Janette Sherman, a highly respected physician and acknowledged
expert in radiation exposure who has reported a north-east United
baby death spike since Fukushima fall-out reached the nation,
concurs with estimates that world wide, the Chernobyl Kill
is one million people killed to date reported
NOVA News. Extrapolating, worldwide deaths by Fukushima
radiation could eventually be hundreds of millions of people,
becoming the most significant depopulation event to date..."
Radnet Data August 5 1:30 PM Pacific Time Omaha NE and Des Moines
IA, majiasblog.blogspot.com,"The EPA has changed
it webpage again...The high posted for [Omaha for] August 5
is just under 250 beta, which is very, very high ...Des Moines,
with a high today of around 225 beta (also very high)."