- 19 November 2011
spots from Fukushima on the face of nuclear minister Hosono?
in wonderland by Iori Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
Nov 15, 2011. Below, actual radiation-induced spots on the
face of a Hiroshima victim, dubbed "City entering exposure."
Dose Symtoms Map
from Fukushima Diary, posted by Iori Mochizuki, 15 Nov 2011.
"Control: location of bone fracture cases, which can have
nothing to do with Fukushima accident"
Obviously Fukushima has the highest number of the cases."
Looks a lot like the nosebleed map. You can deny the possibility
that the diarrhea was caused of stress of Tsunami and earthquake
because Iwate ken shows the same level of Niigata ken, which
has nothing to do with Tsunami and earthquake.
three prefectures south to Fukushima,Gunma,Tochigi,Ibaraki are
all hot spots."
Minamata to Fukushima -- The Japanese Nuclear Crisis Isn't Over
Yet by Lyric Hughes Hale, huffingtonpost.com
No One Knows the Magnitude of the Disaster
According to an editorial in the Japan Times on November 8th:
August, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan estimated that
the Fukushima accidents released a total of 570,000 terabecquerels
of radioactive substances, including some 11,000 terabecquerels
of radioactive cesium 137. But a preliminary report issued in
late October, whose chief writer is Mr. Andreas Stohl of the
Norwegian Institute for Air Research, estimates that the accidents
released about 36,000 terabecquerels of radioactive cesium 137
from their start through April 20. It is more than three times
the estimate by Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission and 42 percent
of the estimated release from Chernobyl...
Fukushima Is Still Not Safe
has recently uncovered high levels of radiation at its No. 3
plant in Fukushima. The latest reading, 610 millisieverts per
hour, is higher than the maximum 500 millisieverts recommended
for emergency workers. Basically, we still don't know how dangerous
things are, and most Japanese assume that TEPCO is either not
telling the truth or they are incompetent. There is not a clear
explanation of what happened, and people are demanding to know
the fate of emergency workers who were exposed to dangerous
levels of radiation.
spite of the fact that the Japanese government has hired a public
relations agency to encourage redevelopment in Fukushima, the
locals are clearly not buying the safety promises. According
to Kyodo News, 1 in 4 Fukushima residents have no intention
of ever returning to live in the area--they don't trust what
the government is telling them.
most common reason for not wanting to go back -- cited by 83
percent of the respondents, who were allowed to give multiple
reasons -- was the difficulty of decontaminating the area. The
second-most common response was lack of trust in the central
government's declarations of safety. No. 3, chosen by 63%, was
that they can't expect the nuclear crisis to be resolved. Taken
together, the three top reasons indicate serious doubts about
the government's ability to manage the disaster...
The Threat Is Not Just in Fukushima
Lest you think that the damage is limited to the Tohoku region,
you should know that the Japanese government has asked everyone
in Japan to sacrifice in light of the national emergency. 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, debris from the disaster area is
being incinerated across 16 prefectures in spite of local protests.
At the end of August, the Japanese Environment Ministry asked
469 incinerator operators to measure levels of Cesium isotopes
in their ash. Very high levels were found in 42 plants in 7
prefectures, and lower but dangerous levels in other prefectures
including Tokyo. I am not a nuclear scientist, but I do not
believe that putting contaminated radioactive garbage into an
incinerator will do anything except propel radioactive ash into
ministry is "discussing how to safely bury incinerator
ash and dust with cesium levels above 8,000 becquerels/kg. Local
governments have been instructed to temporarily store their
ash and dust at disposal sites until the panel reaches a conclusion."
They have all the time in the world, because the half-life of
cesium 137 is about 30 years.
Fukushima Reactors 5 and 6 In Trouble Also?, washingtonsblog.com.
knows that Fukushima reactors 1-3 have melted down, and the
fuel pool at reactor 4 is ruined.
reactors 5 and 6 have been almost entirely ignored since the
earthquake because – we were assured – the reactors
were in controlled shutdown prior to the earthquake, and so
all was safe.
there are rumors of problems...
that reactors 5 and 6 have spent fuel pools as well as reactors.
As I pointed
out on March 16th:
Kyodo News notes:
said water temperatures in the pools at the No. 5 and No.
6 reactors at the Fukushima plant have been rising as well.
agency said among the three, the situation is the severest
at the No. 4 reactor because all the fuel rods are stored
in the pool due to the change of the reactor’s shroud.
At the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors, up to one-third of the rods
are being kept in the pools. The more fuel rods that are kept
in a pool, the more radioactive substances could be emitted.
on May 31st:
most of the problems have been at reactors 1, 2 and 3 (which
were all operating when the earthquake hit) and reactor 4
(where spent fuel rods have been leaking), there have also
been problems at reactor number 5 as well. Specifically, as
operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant says temperatures in the Number 5 reactor and its
spent fuel storage pool have risen due to pump failure.
The reactor has been in a state of cold shutdown.
Electric Power Company says it found at 9 PM on Saturday
that a pump bringing seawater to cooling equipment for the
reactor and pool had stopped working.
says temperatures have been rising since then.
as the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ Special
Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
Power Station, demonstrates, the
whole story of a cold shutdown of reactors 5 and 6 may be questionable.
yesterday by EneNews:
* “Four of the five emergency
diesel generators on units 5 and 6 were inoperable after the
* “One air-cooled emergency diesel generator on Unit
6 continued to function and supplied electrical power to Unit
6, and later to Unit 5, to maintain cooling to the reactor
and spent fuel pool.”
* “Unit 5 had been shut down and in an outage since
January 3, 2011. Fuel had been loaded into the reactor
and the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) reassembled.”
* “Unit 6 had been shut down and in an outage since
August 14, 2010. Fuel had been loaded into the reactor
and the RPV reassembled.”
* “The Unit 6 air-cooled EDG and portions of the electrical
distribution system survived the tsunami and were used to
reestablish cold shutdown on units 5 and 6.”
* “After the tsunami impacted the site, operators were
able to use the 6B emergency diesel generator (EDG) to provide
power to cooling systems for the Unit 6 spent fuel pool. After
installing temporary cables, the 6B EDG [generator] provided
power to Unit 5 spent fuel pool cooling.”
post is not affirmatively making claims, but rather asking questions,
to which we deserve answers … especially since Tepco has
been covering up the scope and severity of the accident since
Contamination in Japan's Farmland, majiasblog.blogspot.com
deposition and contamination of Japanese soils due to the Fukushima
nuclear accident by T. Yasunari, A. Stohl, R. Hayano, J. Burkhart,
S. Eckhardt, & T. Yasunari. Published in the Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS 2011 : 1112058108v1-5.
largest concern on the cesium-137 (137Cs) deposition and its
soil contamination due to the emission from the Fukushima Daiichi
Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) showed up after a massive quake on
March 11, 2011. Cesium-137 (137Cs) with a half-life of 30.1
y causes the largest concerns because of its deleterious effect
on agriculture and stock farming, and, thus, human life for
decades. Removal of 137Cs contaminated soils or land use limitations
in areas where removal is not possible is, therefore, an urgent
challenge lies in the fact that estimates of 137Cs emissions
from the Fukushima NPP are extremely uncertain, therefore, the
distribution of 137Cs in the environment is poorly constrained.
Here, we estimate total 137Cs deposition by integrating daily
observations of 137Cs deposition in each prefecture in Japan
with relative deposition distribution patterns from a Lagrangian
particle dispersion model, FLEXPART.
show that 137Cs strongly contaminated the soils in large areas
of eastern and northeastern Japan, whereas western Japan was
sheltered by mountain ranges. The soils around Fukushima NPP
and neighboring prefectures have been extensively contaminated
with depositions of more than 100,000 and 10,000 MBq km-2, respectively.
137Cs depositions over two domains: (i) the Japan Islands and
the surrounding ocean (130–150?°E and 30–46?°N)
and, (ii) the Japan Islands, were estimated to be more than
5.6 and 1.0 PBq, respectively. We hope our 137Cs deposition
maps will help to coordinate decontamination efforts and plan
regulatory measures in Japan.
Tip: OfficerDave at Enenews provided the link to the BBC report
on this research article (his wife found it). Here is the link
to the BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15691571
in wonderland by Iori Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
Nov 15, 2011
I heard the story that they measured beyond 100,000CPM from
5 people in Minami soma shi.
were actually “unmeasurable”.(Source)
are too radioactive so people around them are irradiated by
of nuclear power , Hosono is promoting meaningless decontamination
and his funny frieds are trying to make us believe it’s
become CLEAN because volunteers decontaminated the land.
of the volunteers have already died after decontamination labor
because of cardiac infarct.
will never be news on main street.
the spots on Hosono’s face can’t be hidden.
who entered Horoshima after atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima
had the spots like that.
was called “city entering exposure”.
I still expect someone to be a sponsorship for this blog.
what ? for your honor. To show you never surrender to the power.
you have a bit of extra money,it won’t hurt your reputation
to be a sponsor of the truth teller.
How Much Radiation Has Really Been Released in Japan?,
Minister for Internal Affairs Haraguchi Kazuhiro has alleged
that radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal
places greater than the numbers released to the public. If this
is true, it constitutes a “national crime”, in Nishio’s
words. He follows with, “Giving us the truth once is much
more important than saying ‘hang in there Japan!’
a million times.”
Penney Jul. 01, 2011. Japanese Cancer Expert on the Fukushima
Times reported on August 27 that Fukushima’s “Cesium
Leak Equal to 168 '45 A-Bombs.”[i] As of September 2011,
the situation at Fukushima continues to worsen. Dr. Chris Busby
reported on the Russian television network RT on August 17 that
air filters from Tokyo are showing levels of Cesium-137 that
are 1000 times higher than the levels of that radionuclide found
in the air at the peak of atmospheric atomic weapons testing
in 1963.[ii] Busby also stated that plant emissions were reported
to the Japanese Prime Minister by Tepco to be 10 to the 13 becquerels
per hour.[iii] Likewise, during an interview with Dr. Helen
Caldicott, broadcasted online in September of 2011, Arnie Gunderson
stated that he had been told that Fukushima was currently emitting
a gigabecquerel per day (gigabecquerel or GBq 109 Bq), in radiation,
which he described as over 2 billion decays per second a day.[iv]
This radiation is contaminating Japan and the entire northern
hemisphere as it is swept away by the Jet Stream. The latest
data from Japan as of September 2011 has found 2,000 square
kilometers to have radiation contamination levels at or in excess
of 1 microsievert per hour at a measured height of .5 o 1.0
meter,[v] leading an annual external exposure rate of 8.76 millisieverts
from soil contamination alone.
“Cesium Leak Equal to 168 '45 A-Bombs: NISA Compares Contamination
to Hiroshima Blast,” Japan Times (2011, August 27): http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110827x3.html.
Dr. Christopher Busby interviewed by Russia Today (RT) and uploaded
to YouTube “Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation
found in Tokyo,” [RussiaToday] YouTube (uploaded 2011,
August 17): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzDg4O9dkw.
Helen Caldicott interviews Arnie Gunderson: “Arnold Gundersen
with a Fukushima update,” If You Love This Planet (2011,
“Up to 1/7 of Fukushima May Be Contaminated,” Mainichi
(2011, September 15): http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110915p2g00m0dm114000c.html.
Japan contamination map shows Cesium-137 deposited over 900
km from Fukushima… Extends west of Hiroshima;
determines much of east, northeast likely contaminated: Cesium
fallout widespread by Mizuho Aoki, "Large
areas of eastern and northeastern Japan were likely contaminated
by the plant, with concentrations of cesium-137 exceeding 1,000
becquerels per kilogram of soil in some places, says the study,
which was posted Monday on the website of the National Academy
of cesium dropped to Pacific Ocean
of Soil Absorption of Radiocaesium and Iodine-131,
distribution of 137Cs, 134Cs, and 131I in soil profile after
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident Original Research
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, In Press, Corrected
Proof, Available online 26 October 2011
Kato, Yuichi Onda, Mengistu Teramage
this study, we investigated the depth distribution of deposited
radionuclides after the FDNPP accident triggered by a magnitude
9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami on 11 March 2011. Sectioned
soil samples were taken from a home garden located in the Kawamata
Town, in the northern part of Fukushima Prefecture.
depth distribution of deposited radionuclides in the soil profile
indicated that approximately 80% of the deposited radiocaesium
and 131I were absorbed by the surface soil within the upper
2.0 cm. The relaxation mass depth (h0) derived from the depth
distribution of 137Cs, 134Cs, and 131I in the soil profile at
the study site were 9.1 kg m_2, 9.1 kg m_2 and 10.4 kg m_2,
penetration depth of 131I was slightly greater than that of
radiocaesium. The h0 of 137Cs in the studied soil profile was
greater than those for the cultivated soil nearby the Chernobyl
positive relationship was found between clay content of topsoil
and the h0 of 137Cs. It was suggested that high clay content
increased aggregate stability of topsoil, consequently increasing
water infiltration and 137Cs transportation into deeper horizon
of the soil profile.
micro Sv/h in Shinagawa, Tokyo posted by Mochizuki,
fukushima-diary.com.[Rense.com] "This unusually high level
of radiation is suspected to be related to incineration ash
of radioactive debris,which started to coming from Iwate to
Diary: Architect of Reactor 3 warns of massive hydrovolcanic
of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, the former president
of Saga University had an interview on 11/17/2011.
this interview, he admitted Tepco’s explanation does not
make sense, and that the China syndrome is inevitable.
stated that considering 8 months have passed since 311 without
any improvement, it is inevitable that melted fuel went out
of the container vessel and sank underground, which is called
added, if fuel has reaches a underground water vein, it will
cause contamination of underground water, soil contamination
and sea contamination. Moreover, if the underground water vein
keeps being heated for long time, a massive hydrovolcanic explosion
will be caused."
NEWS] 11/13/11 10:30 pm Downpour Only 7X Greater Than Background
Radiation, POTRBLOG Team
Minamata to Fukushima -- The Japanese Nuclear Crisis Isn't Over
Yet by Lyric Hughes Hale, huffingtonpost.com
Hot Particles in Seattle
Fairewinds, a Vermont based non-profit, has highlighted a recent
study about hot particles released as a result of the Fukushima
accident which have turned up in Seattle and Boston. Marco
Kaltofen, PE , Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, presented
to the American Public Health Association.
Fukushima nuclear accident dispersed airborne dusts that are
contaminated with radioactive particles. When inhaled or ingested,
these particles can have negative effects on human health that
are different from those caused by exposure to external or uniform
radiation fields. A field sampling effort was undertaken to
characterize the form and concentration of radionuclides in
the air and in environmental media which can accumulate fallout.
Samples included settled dusts, surface wipes, used filter masks,
used air filters, dusty footwear, and surface soils. Particles
were collected from used motor vehicle air filters and standard
0.45 micron membrane air filters. The samples of Japanese children's
shoes were found to have relatively high radiocesium contamination
levels. Dusts containing radioactive cesium were found at levels
orders of magnitude above background more than 100 miles from
the accident site, and were detectable on the US west coast.
Los Angeles Air 11-16-11 by Michael Collins, enviroreporter.com.
(For the radiation measurement update page, please link here)
readings from one of Radiation Station Central’s HEPA
filters after just 30 days of use: 308% of normal background
higher. Alpha and beta radiation captured by the filter can
be attributed to the triple Fukushima Japan meltdowns, melt-throughs
and melt-outs and the decision to begin burning 550,000 tons
of radioactive debris in Tokyo from October to March, sending
a double dose of radioactive fallout on the Jet Stream over
the Pacific to land on America, Canada and beyond. Finding this
high a level of radiation is considered dangerous by the United
States Environmental Protection Agency. Ingested alpha particles
can be up to 1,000 times more dangerous than their beta and
times background was a threshold defined in a November 30, 2007
report for Region 9 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The report, created by Walnut Creek, California-based Weston
Solutions, Inc., was entitled “Preliminary Assessment/Site
Inspection Report – Santa Susana Field Laboratory –
Simi Valley, California.”
lab, commonly referred to as SSFL or Rocketdyne, was the site
of this country’s worst partial meltdown in 1959 when
the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) failed. The accident released
up to hundreds of times more radiation than the Three Mile Island
partial meltdown did in 1979 due in part to the SRE not being
in a reinforced, airtight building.
2007 site assessment report was part of an extensive cleanup
costing several hundred million dollars that is tentatively
scheduled for completion in 2017. Part of it reads:
hazardous substance is considered to be present at a concentration
significantly above background levels when one of the following
two criteria is met: (1) the hazardous substance is detected
in the contaminated sample, when not detected in the background
samples or (2) the hazardous substance is detected in the contaminated
sample at a concentration equal to or greater than three times
the maximum background level, when detected in the background
samples.” (Emphasis added)
amount of radiation detected in the Kenmore Plasmawave HEPA
air cleaner exceeded three times background after thirty days
of use making a “concentration significantly above background.”
alpha and beta radiation sucked from the air by the HEPA filter,
if from Fukushima’s multiple meltdowns, would be much
more dangerous than the background radiation that it is measured
against in terms of ratios and multiples of background.
background radiation is mostly cosmic radiation from outer space,
terrestrial sources including air, water, soil, rocks, and vegetation.
Man-made sources include continued fallout from above ground
nuclear weapons testing over half a century ago, ‘fly
ash’ from coal burning plants, and meltdowns.
of the background radiation measured in nearly 1,400 radiation
tests conducted by EnviroReporter.com since March 11, 2011,
have been the result of gamma radiation which travels great
distances and through objects like human beings. Gamma radiation
can be stopped by large amounts of mass like lead.
and beta radiation behave altogether differently. While alpha
radiation can be blocked by a piece of paper, and beta by foil,
both are far more dangerous if inhaled or ingested.
isotopes are particularly dangerous because of their ability
to inflict biological injury after entering living cells, about
20 times worse than beta or gamma on average. Alpha can be up
to a thousand times more damaging than the same amount of beta
the meltdowns began, we have detected both alpha and beta particle
emitting isotopes in HEPA dust. High spikes in beta detection
in Los Angeles correspond to our significantly above background
test results though the U.S. EPA’s Radnet beta graph is
offline presently. Access to government sampling and tests for
radiation on available on EnviroReporter.com‘s Resources
RADIATION STATION – CENTRAL DATA:
pm INTERIOR SPOT CHECKS OF THREE HEPA FILTERS’s AGGREGATE
DUST after 30 days of use in Radiation Station (VIDEOTAPED):
Waterpik Teledyne HEPA air cleaner/ionizer: ~60 CPM or 138%
of previous background higher
HEPA air cleaner: ~64 CPM or 147% of previous background higher
Kenmore Plasmawave HEPA air cleaner: ~134 CPM or 308% of previous
pm INTERIOR SPOT CHECK OF HONEYWELL HEPA FILTER: ~96 CPM or
221% of previous background higher
pm 10-minute INTERIOR Radiation Station – Central background
average: 43.5 CPM^
2011-11-16 Patty Apostolides says: [reader
November 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm
been measuring the inside of our home with an Inspector+ radiation
detector. We have the software (by Mineralab) that shows the
data realtime on a spreadsheet and as a graph. Our typical reading
ranges from 20-43 cpm. The threshold is set at 50 cpm to alert
us when it reaches there or beyond. Today, from 12 pm –
1:45 pm eastern time, we had FIVE alerts at 50-52 cpm! It is
raining outside. We live in Hagerstown, MD. We are monitoring
precautions for areas near Seattle, Vancouver, Portland? "Perhaps
you need to wash your shoes"... and other things (VIDEO),
November 16, 2011
Down the Rabbit Hole, majiasblog.blogspot.com,
Diary blogger is reporting that he has been questioned by authorities.
He feels that he is being framed as a criminal. We may need
to start a letter writing campaign. I am going to contact our
local chapter of Amnesty International.
in other news, Arnie Gunderson states that the Cascades in Washington
State may be as contaminated as some areas in northern Japan.
interview can be found here http://fairewinds.com/content/update-gundersen-robert-knights-five-oclock-shadow-wbai-new-york
report on it can be found here http://enenews.com/radiation-precautions-areas-seattle-vancouver-portland-need-wash-shoes-video
see a not-so-distant future wherein many people are ill and
wasted. It is a post-apocalyptic society in which no one ever
acknowledged the apocalypse...
will suffer because of our collective delusion--a delusion rigidly
maintained by our corporations and our governments.
the delusion is willingly embraced by compliant populations.
we lost the collective will to live or is our societal myopia
a function of our evolutionary-derived and media-fed, short
down the rabbit hole is a place of no return... Are we there
Abolition and the Whole Nuclear Chain by Andreas
Nidecker, enformable.com, 15 Nov 2011
evidence of low level radiation effects:
* German KiKK (Kinder Krebs Studie) showed doubling of childhood
leukemia around NPPs.
* New study by Hagen und Scherb shows influence on sex odds
ratio. Normally slightly more boys are being born than girls.
Around NPPs this ratio is inversed, which is likely due to
a genetic effect. Observation has been published in peer reviewed
* Must consider, that it is not just the late occuring solid
tumors which are worrysome. Also a number of non-cancerous
detrimental health effects, caused by genetic or perigenetic
influences. Eg. today Cesium cardiomyopathies and vascular
diseases, eye and kidney diseases. and diabetes in children
now Fukushima: why it is worse than Chernobyl … Ref: G.
Edwards, mathematician and nuclear expert in Montreal Canada,
recipient Nuclear free future award 2011
* No one has ever before experienced the extensive radioactive
contamination of air, water, soil, and food facing the Japanese
after the Fukushima disaster.
* Each NPP contains > 1000x as much radioactive material
as fallout from a Hiroshimatype atomic bomb.
atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused enor-mous destruction,
brought brought by blast and by fireball. This caused massive
radiation exposures, mainly neutron and gamma-radiation, delivered
at instant of the explosion. But fall-out in the bombed cities
was relatively little, because both bombs were deliberately
detonated high in the air so that the shock wave would do the
most damage on the ground. Thus no crater was created by the
blast, and most of the fallout was carried high into the atmosphere
by the heat of the fireball. It became global fallout more than
And Chernobyl …
in Chernobyl, there was an explosion followed by a very hot
graphite fire that raged for days, lofting much of the radioactive
fallout high into the air, and sending it across vast distances.
lot of it was deposited in Belarus and other European countries;
it contaminated the sheep in Northern England and Wales for
two decades. Some of it made its way across the ocean to contaminate
the mosses in Northern Canada, which resulted in measurable
increases of radioactive cesium in the bodies of the native
Inuit people who fed on the caribou that fed on the mosses.
at Fukushima …
* Meltdown of 3 reactors as well as pool with spent fuel
pool that caught fire and spewed radioactive debris directly
into the atmosphere.
* Because there was no fireball, no burning cities, and no
burning graphite, the radioactive fallout stayed closer to
the ground and contaminated everything.
* The local contamination at ground level is more extensive
and more insidious than anything that has previously been
* Radioactive iodine has already done its worst, though the
results will not be seen for decades in terms of thyroid cancers
and developmental abnormalities caused by damage to embryos,
infants and children.
* Cesium, strontium,plutonium, americium and dozens of other
radioactive species will be in the soil and the food and the
bodies of Japanese living near the affected areas and even
those further away for decades, even centuries to come.
* As mentioned, long-term effects of chronic exposure of such
a large population to the internal radioactive contamination
from Fukushima could be dramatic
SKY HIGH RADS & KID SICK 11.18.2011 (video),
news. Los Angeles and STL high readings INDOORS. And my kid
dx'd with possible radiation burns from rain in SE Michigan
11.14.2011, which I just learned measured 1230 cpm on the day
she got wet.
11.21.2011 My daughter had to see 2 docs today, have a biopsy
on her arm, and get labs and urinalysis for cesium exposure.
Results may take up to TWO WEEKS! Most hospitals can send in
urinalysis, you would need an order from your physician, but
the only lab that can test it in the US is in Utah.
FOR PEOPLE WITH GEIGERS: PER ARNIE GUNDERSON...please keep paper
towel if you are checking rain, and recheck high measurements
the following day. If it is still high, please contact FAIREWINDS
about where to send the paper towel.
sourced data analysis may be the only way we can conduct a radiation
survey at this time. This is a job that used to fall under the
heading of CIVIL DEFENSE, which was disbanded years ago and
replaced with FEMA and DHS.
forum where people post their rad readings around the country:
Filter Friday: Radioactivity at 300% of normal background in
Los Angeles-area dust — 350 CPM in St. Louis-area Ionic
Breeze (VIDEOS), enenews.com
tries to blame Pakistan for iodine-131 over Europe
— Pakistan says no: “Release of Iodine-131
is not possible unless there is a nuclear fuel failure”
by ENENEWS Staff
KANUPP linkage to Radioactivity in Europe, PAEC clarifies,
AP of Pakistan, Nov. 12, 2011:
Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on Sunday refuted a news item
appeared in a section of national and international media
alleging that higher than normal radioactivity noticed in
parts of Europe could have originated from the recent KANUPP
release of Iodine-131 is not possible unless there is a nuclear
fuel failure, while the incident at KANUPP involved leakage
of heavy water which contains tritium and not Iodine-131,
said the official.
radiation levels were detected in Poland and Ukraine even
before October 19 when the KANUPP incident had not even taken
entire news item is based upon the statement attributed to
the spokesman of the Polish atomic energy agency who only
said: “Unconfirmed reports suggest there may have been
an incident at a nuclear power station in Pakistan but this
requires further confirmation”.
he did not cite any evidence or proof. [...]
Suggests Radioactive Iodine Detected in Europe Is From Spallation
of Fukushima Fallout, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
suggests that the recent solar flares may be interacting with
the Fukushima fallout in the atmosphere, resulting in the Iodine-131
detected in Eastern Europe.
is an interesting hypothesis.
Iodine Blankets Much of Europe … Everyone Points Fingers,
Iodine is Blanketing Much of Europe
notes that elevated levels of radioactive iodine have been detected
Sweden, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.
Stockholm News reports that Denmark
and Poland are also experiencing heightened radiation.
notes that Russia
has been hit as well.
notes that the radioactive
releases are ongoing:
official [from the International Atomic Energy Agency] familiar
with the matter, who asked for anonymity because he was not
authorized to comment, said the release appeared to be continuing.
scientists have made some unlikely claims about the source of
the radiation. For example, as Reuters notes:
Malcolm Sperrin, director of medical physics at Britain’s
Royal Berkshire Hospital, said any link with Fukushima was
is far more likely that the iodine may be as a result of excretion
by patients undergoing medical treatment. Whilst
such patients are carefully controlled, some release of iodine
into the environment may be inevitable but would certainly
be well below any limits where health detriment would even
begin to be an issue for concern,” he said.
is unlikely that patients in so many countries would all start
excreting more radioactive iodine at the same time.)
Czechs deny responsibility, but are sending mixed signals. As
Prague, an official at the Czech State Office for Nuclear
Safety said he was “100 percent sure” that the
radiation had not come from any Czech nuclear power plant
— or from any other source on Czech territory.
speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t
authorized to talk to the media, the official said tests are
under way around the country to try and identify the source.
Czechs are betting heavily on nuclear power and have plans
to dramatically increase production ….
is trying to blame Pakistan for the radiation; but a Pakistan
government official denies the allegation.
of the mainstream commentators dismiss Fukushima as a potential
source. However, Fukushima is still far from any stable shutdown
– and is still
apparently undergoing nuclear reactions (and see this,
– while we don’t have any idea where the radiation
is coming from at this point – it is too early to rule
Iodine 131 Detections Indicative of Atmospheric Plutonium 239
Concentrations, POTRBLOG Team
Spreads to France, washingtonsblog.com.
Hit with Radiation
reported yesterday that a blanket of radioactive iodine –
indicating a new nuclear release – has hit Germany,
Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
Poland and Slovakia.
Agence France Presse reports that it has hit France
nuclear watchdog on Tuesday said it had detected traces of
radioactive iodine in the air last week ….
of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels per cubic metre
were detected last week at four monitoring stations in northern
and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological Protection
and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.
the presence of iodine 131 over national territory is quite
exceptional… the level of concentrations that have been
observed are of no risk for public health,” it said
in a press release.
source and date of the radioactive emissions which caused
this pollution are currently unknown,” the IRSN said.
is a very short-lived isotope that decays to half of its radioactivity
in only eight days.
I noted yesterday, mainstream
authorities are saying – without proof – that it
can’t be from Fukushima.
Iodine 131 And Cobalt 60 Fallout- A Romanian Reactor CANDU That,
the POTRBLOG team was researching the current widespread and
unattributed European Iodine 131 outbreak and its potential
creation via the spallation of atmospheric Fukushima Plutonium
239 by Solar Coronal Mass Ejections, we discovered one small
tidbit of information that could be the fingerprint of a a fuel-rod
meltdown common to a CANDU-6 reactor.
CANDU link is small and tenuous. But it is worth mentioning
given that Cobalt 60 has been detected in the European fallout,
and that Cobalt 60 would be produced from the meltdown of a
CANDU fuelrod. The only CANDU reactor in Europe is located in
Cernavoda Romania, due east of some of the strongest fallout
detections in Slovenia.
given that the connection to Romania would be so obvious, it
is hard to imagine that the IAEA would not quickly identify
the source. The possible connection to Romania is explored at
the end of the above video. [Editor's Note: listed on YouTube
Iodine 131 Detections Indicative of Atmospheric Plutonium 239
Website: Mystery cloud of dangerous iodine-131 over Europe is
absolutely cause for concern —
Certainly deserves more than 129 words by IAEA,
by ENENEWS Staff
Particles Are Spreading Across Europe and Nobody Knows Why,
Gizmodo (#260 in US), Nov. 15, 2011:
So how would [the postulated reasons of pharmaceutical companies
or nuclear submarines or transportation of radioactive materials]
explain contamination that spans hundreds and hundreds of miles?
International Atomic Energy Agency says “the current trace
levels of iodine-131 that have been measured do not pose a public
health risk,” but we’ve heard that so many times
before. It’s not a cause for panic, but an unexplained
cloud of dangerous radioactivity is absolutely cause for concern.
It certainly deserves more than 129 words on the IAEA’s
Exceptional”: France reveals detection of iodine-131
— Says it could be from nuclear reactor,
by ENENEWS Staff,
detects radioactive iodine traces in air , Agence France Presse,
Nov. 15, 2011:
Concentrations of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels
per cubic metre were detected last week at four monitoring stations
in northern and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological
Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.
the presence of iodine 131 over national territory is quite
exceptional… the level of concentrations that have been
observed are of no risk for public health,” it said in
a press release. [...]
source is unlikely to be Japan´s crippled nuclear power
plant at Fukushima, where iodine was released in March but later
stopped, the agency said.
possible source could be a reactor used for electricity or research
or a plant using iodine 131 to make medical devices, the IRSN
European radiation safety agencies detect traces of iodine-131
in air, source of leak unknown by Andrei Ozharovsky,
.bellona.org, translated by Maria Kaminskaya, "Radiation
safety agencies in the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and
other European countries report traces of iodine-131 in the
atmosphere – an indication of either a radiation leak
or a severe accident at a nuclear facility. The International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) asserts no risk to population health,
but the lack of reliable data on specific concentrations or
locations where the radionuclide was detected suggests safety
might be a concern."
calls radiation plume over Europe “massive, but harmless”
— IAEA now claims Hungary lab likely source
of iodine-131 — “Extremely unlikely” says
17 — International Atomic Energy Agency said today they
“believe they have traced the source of a massive, but
harmless, radiation plume that has spread across the atmosphere
in Europe to an institute in Hungary, but the head of the institute
disagrees,” according the ABC News.
Kornyei, director of the Budapest-based Institute of Isotopes
Co. spoke with the AP in a phone interview: “Citing weather
factors and the very low radioactivity of the iodine-131 released
into the atmosphere, Kornyei said it was “extremely unlikely”
that the leak at the Budapest plant was the cause of trace levels
of iodine-131 measured in several European countries.”
Budapest lab `denies being the source of any elevated radiation,”
according to AFP. Lab director Mihaly Lakatos said, “Radiation
levels in Hungary were only a little higher in Budapest than
elsewhere… If the source of heightened radioactivity had
been Budapest, the levels measured here should have been much
lab emitted iodine-131 — But
lab director says “It cannot be the same as what was found
covering Europe”, by Energy News Staff
lab says emitted iodine-131, now halted, Reuters, Nov. 17,
2011 (Emphasis Added):
portion of iodine-131 measured in the atmosphere of Budapest
was very likely to have originated from the emission of Izotop
Intezet,” [Hungary's Izotop Intezet] said. [...]
Lakatos, director of the institute, told Reuters that despite
the higher than usual emission of the isotope, Hungary could
not have been the source of the leakage registered in several
European countries over the past weeks. [...] He said the institute
had not been approached by the IAEA for information...
the IAEA Blame the Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd for the OTHER
Fission Products Too?, The POTRBLOG Team.
research indicates that there is more going on at the Institute
of Isotopes than just meeting medical isotope needs; it appears
as if they also do research on prompt fission products of U235.
That being the case, if IoI is the sole cause of the European
I-131 detections, then the Iodine 131 was possibly less than
ONE PERCENT nuclear frappe of radioactive isotopes released
from the facility during the time period in question.
IAEA seems to have laid the blame of the expansive European
Iodine 131 detections at the door step of the Hungarian company
Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd. The company does admit to releasing
about 300 thyroid killing doses; and God help anyone who was
caught in a downwind rainstorm during that release, but putting
the finger on IoI co. does NOT explain the detection of the
other FISSION products.
makes no economic sense for the company to produce I-131 via
fission; they likely were manufacturing I-131 by neutron bombardment
of Tellurium, and a leak in a fume-hood or filter could explain
some of the I-131 detections. It might also explain the Cobalt-60
detections, if they were also making a production run of that
product during the same time period. But, blaming the
airborne detections of Cs-134, C-137, Te-132, I-132, Ru-103,
and Ce-144 on the Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd. makes absolutely
no cents or dollars because using a process that creates
those type of fission contaminants to make Iodine 131 would
NOT be cost effective.
IAEA may have claimed to have fingered the location of the Pink
Panther and the case to be closed, but the real evidence dictates
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