Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections

8 - 14 January 2012

West Pacific (Japan and Australia)

Illustration from for the spike on 8 Jan 2012 in Brisbane, Australia titled Brief large spike in local background radiation. What caused it? :: Sunshine Coast Computer Club,, posted January 13, 2012



Massive Radioactive Cloud Engulfs Brisbane Australia; Troubling Implications For US West Coast (vidoe), POTRBLOG, posted January 15, 2012. More details at "Massive Radioactive..." below.



North America and Europe

Fukushima Day 308 - USA, Canada & Europe Radiation FALLOUT FORECAST + HAZMAT levels in USA cities posted Jan 12, 2012






2012-01-08 Fukushima author: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 boiled after powerful New Year’s quake, says plant worker,
2012-01-08 On Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool #4,
Simply read the headlines:
1/1: Powerful quake rocks Tokyo region on New Year’s Day
1/5: Report: 3 quakes right underneath Fukushima nuke plant — JNN live camera down immediately after — No word from Tepco, gov’t
1/2: Tepco: Recent quake caused water level drop in tank next to Spent Fuel Pool No. 4
1/5: 4.9 quake hits Fukushima at 6:28p EST
1/8: Report: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 boiled after powerful New Year’s quake, says plant worker
1/7: Report: Huge, mysterious spike in cesium fallout after New Year’s quake (CHART)
1/6: 700 cpm beta Phoenix radnet January 6
1/8: Bobby1 at Enenews
Bobby1 writes: The EPA gamma graphs show that gamma range 2 is higher than all the other ranges for Philadelphia:
This corresponds to the 100-200 KeV range for isotopes. Likely candidates are Krypton-85m, Cerium-141 and 144, Technetium-99m, and Uranium-235.
2012-01-08 (for this day) Massive Radioactive Cloud Engulfs Brisbane Australia; Troubling Implications For US West Coast, POTRBLOG posted 15 Jan 2012
On January 8th 2012, a massive cloud of airborne radioactive material measuring 8 times greater than background radiation hit near Brisbane Australia. Despite nearly 20 mile per hour winds, the contamination was detectable for more than four hours.
The radioactive fallout blew in from the ocean, and the location in question happens to be at a stagnation point for ocean currents capable of transporting radioactive contamination from Fukushima.
IF the source of the contamination was radioactive ocean water from Fukushima, the implications are massive troubling not only for Australia but more so for the entire Western coast of the United States.
2012-01-09 The Nightmare Worsens...,
Enenews: "Just In: Fukushima *DAINI* reactor has broken containment vessel, says Tokyo Professor — Probably caused by quake, not tsunami

[Blogger Ex-SKF translated this story first, drawing upon Information from Iwakami Yasumi's USTREAM channel netcasting the workshop of an Osaka citizens' group "Kansai network to stop the disaster-debris acceptance" with a panel of experts including European experts http://ex-]
Fukushima Diary: Fall-out in Fukushima is increasing again http://fukushima-

Majia here: In the midst of this insanity, at least some semblance of reason is beginning to emerge in the mainstream Japanese press:
Mainichi Perspective: "Resuming nuclear plant operations "once their safety is confirmed" is not the straightforward path that it may appear to be, either, for a safe method of operating nuclear reactors has yet to be established..."
2012-01-09 Fukushima Residents - Recent Quakes feel like bombs/explosions underground, not normal quakes,
2012-01-09 Recent Radiological Analyses,
Analysis of Cesium in Japan, indicating sharp uptick in cesium fallout in Fukushima
I used google translate as this site is in Japanese
Independent Radiological Analysis Conducted by South Korean NGO of wallpaper, presumably of wallpaper samples taken in Korea
Links provided by Green Paris and Singularity at Enenews
Environmental Impact of Radiation in Fukushima summary (hat tip Tacomagroove). I don't see the source for this pdf so I'm unsure who created it (source is everything when it comes to Fukushima).
2012-01-09 Fukushima Diary: Hydrogen Explosion Jan 9 2012 in Unit #4???,, posted Jan 13, 2012
There have been quite a few unconfirmed reports about unit 4 over the last week or so
Support for the possibility of an explosion around Jan 9 can be found in the reported uptick in Cesium during that time period
2012-01-09 Japan Journalist: I feel people’s brain damage from radiation is happening faster than we ever expected,
Jan. 6 tweet by Kinosita Kouta, a Japanese Journalist (Translation via Fukushima Diary)
At my lecture at Shirahama, I talked about my concern about the organic damage to the brain by radionuclides in Tokyo area for the first time. I feel like it’s going faster than we ever expected. The bad points of the personality are becoming more obvious, not answering the question directly and stick to different topics, forgetting about contents of the conversations. I often feel like, this person was not like this.
In the following interview broadcast within the last few weeks, a Chernobyl researcher reveals recent findings showing impaired neurological development in birds from radiation-contaminated areas that was influencing their ability to survive (e.g. escaping predators, finding food):
Top Biology Professor: Incredibly high frequency of very, very large abdominal tumors observed on latest trip to Chernobyl -- Also high percentage of smaller brains (VIDEO)
2012-01-10 Radiation that Makes You Fade away...,
"Below find a comment I read at Ex-SKF blog. I found it worth re-posting.
The comment was made in a discussion about why the Japanese do not rise up and demand that their government seize Tepco and TAKE CONTROL of the Fukushima situation to protect the people of Japan.
Many people think that the Japanese are simply too conformist.
I have to tell you that by watching the people in my surroundings, I've concluded Americans are just as conformist, in their own way.
Maybe that is the nature of most societies: people conform to expectations even when there are risks because those risks tend to be trivialized or ignored by `opinion leaders.'
And most opinion leaders today are selected by advertisers and public relations agents, rather than rising organically.
It probably takes time and indisputable evidence before activists (many found on the web!) can move popular opinion, especially when authorities deny activist claims.
Real resistance is going to be difficult if this comment below, found posted at Ex-SKF, is accurate.
Do people in your environment seem exhausted?
Anonymous said...
The problem is that this kind of internal radiation slowly saps your strength until you have none left. It makes it nearly impossible to protest your fate.
You just fade away."
2012-01-10 Unconfirmed Report That Spent Fuel Pool #4 is Cracked and Burning:,
This is unconfirmed and is from Jeff Rense's contact in Hong Kong
Workers being evacuated from Fukushima because of high plutonium levels
Radiation levels up
Military helicopters being seen in mass
Cooling pool #4 without water as pool was cracked in recent earthquake. Fuel rods in pool melting down.
Government imposed national security clause so media is not reporting
Majia here: The reason I am reporting this despite its unconfirmed status is because of the high spikes in radiation measured in the US and other reports that raise questions:
10 fold increase in radiation in Fukushima
Fukushima Diary: Military Helicopters Observed in South Tokyo Area
Enviroreporter measured very, very high radiation while flying over the US, over 1200 cpm,
1/9: Two M4.6 quakes in two hours near Fukushima at same location and depth (MAPS)
Enenews: "Just In: Fukushima *DAINI* reactor has broken containment vessel, says Tokyo Professor — Probably caused by quake, not tsunami

2012-01-11 Fukushima - Reactor 3 - MOX Fuel in trouble? -Leaking of Water. Besides Reactor 4 problems - Pictures of up close leaks - from TEPCO - Also Another Nuke plant is having trouble,
2012-01-12 Watch (free) on Twitvid: Interview with Fukushima woman losing hair, nails, teeth — 87 minutes,
2012-01-12 Accident at Second Japanese Nuclear Complex: The Nuclear Accident You Never Heard About by Washington's Blog,
"You’ve heard about the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.
But there was another Japanese nuclear accident last year.
As I explained in March of last year:

The 6 problem reactors which have gotten all of the press are located within the Fukushima Daiichi complex.
However, the same nuclear power plant operator that runs the Daiichi complex – Tepco – runs a separate nuclear complex 7 miles away, called Fukushima Daini. There are 4 reactors located at the Daini complex...

...Unfortunately, Mainchi Daily News reports today:

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told Tokyo Electric Power Co. [Tepco] on Wednesday to prepare a report by the end of January on how to repair equipment at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a senior agency official said.
The report is needed to “further ensure” the plant will remain in a stable state of cold shutdown, Kenji Matsuoka, chief of the disaster prevention section at the agency, said at a press conference, denying it is aimed at requiring the utility, known as TEPCO, to prepare for restarting the plant.
A cold shutdown is defined as a condition in which the bottom part of a reactor pressure vessel is kept below 100 C and exposure from the release of radioactive substances is being significantly contained.
The Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant was not so fatally damaged as the nearby Fukushima Daiichi plant by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In December, the government lifted its declaration of a state of emergency at the Fukushima Daini plant.
But facilities at the plant, including the emergency power generator and the cooling system for spent nuclear fuel pools, have been damaged, according to the agency.

Of course, the “cold shutdown” label is a political – rather than scientific – one. As such, it is difficult to know how severe the problems at the Daini complex really are.
In fact, while it has gotten no mainstream news coverage, Tepco’s president apologized for the accident at Daini on November 4th and again on January 11th (Daini is also called “Fukushima II“).
And a professor emeritus at Tokyo University specializing in metallic materials science said last week that Daini’s containment vessel was damaged by the earthquake.
And Japan’s TBS News allegedly reported in June that 3,000 tons of radioactive water were sitting in the basements of the Daini nuclear complex.
2012-01-13 After Fukushima, fish tales by Alex Roslin, Special to The Gazette [h/t]
"...Evidence has emerged that the impacts of the disaster on the Pacific Ocean are worse than expected.
Since a tsunami and earthquake destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant last March, radioactive cesium has consistently been found in 60 to 80 per cent of Japanese fishing catches each month tested by Japan’s Fisheries Agency.
In November, 65 per cent of the catches tested positive for cesium (a radioactive material created by nuclear reactors), according to a Gazette analysis of data on the fisheries agency’s website. Cesium is a long-lived radionuclide that persists in the environment and increases the risk of cancer, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which says the most common form of radioactive cesium has a half-life of 30 years...
2012-01-13 Breaking News: Possible rapid increase of temperature at Reactor 2 posted by Mochizuki
2012-01-14 Japan Radiation Professor: Women can’t control themselves — Leads to stress, then teeth & hair fall out,



2012-01-08 (for this day) Massive Radioactive Cloud Engulfs Brisbane Australia; Troubling Implications For US West Coast, POTRBLOG, posted January 15, 2012
2012-01-08 (for this day) Brief large spike in local background radiation. What caused it? :: Sunshine Coast Computer Club,, January 13, 2012



North America

2012-01-12 First 2012 RADIOACTIVE SNOW!!! by Potrblog [St. Louis, Missouri area]
...Typically it is difficult to measure the radioactivity of snow because its water content tends to attenuate the measurements;. However, one interesting effect we have noticed is that during active snowfalls indoor atmospheric radioactive readings tend to elevate above 2x background radiation.
2012-01-12 Fukushima Day 308 - USA,Canada & Europe Radiation FALLOUT FORECAST + HAZMAT levels in USA cities posted (video), Uploaded by connectingdots1 Jan 12, 2012 "Radiation fallout forecast for Canada, the US, and Europe for the next 48 hours. 13 US cities reporting Hazmat level or higher for the past 3 days. Persistant cesium reports in Slovenia. Mitigation tips. Brought to you by RadChick and the Orion Talk Radio Network."
Additional comments: "EPA readings in the past three days [anything over 300 is a HAZMAT condition]: Spokane 310, Yuma 500, Phoenix 330, Bakersfield 670, Idaho Falls 380, San Diego 370, Tallahassee 340, Bismarck 500, Alburqueque 330, Reno 540, Pierre 400, Amarillo 360, and borderline rains of 290 in Charleston, West Virginia. In Europe, analysis shows persistent detection of Cesium 134 and 137 in Slovenia. Other data for I-131 and other radionucleides is not available at this time. Please visit for links to the EPA graphs and EURDEP [Real Time European EURDEP Data]. With a high number of cities reporting fallout in the U.S., and with continued uncertainty about the status of the Fukushima plant, full mitigation is advised for anyone who has contact with the jet stream coming over from Japan. Please remember that radiation and illness is in direct proportion to the amount of exposure that a person receives. Children are far more susceptible to this exposure. Pace yourself as we will be living with this intermittent exposure for a very long time. This broadcast has been brought to you by Radchick and the Orion Network. We care about you because your government doesn't. Stay safe."
2012-01-14 Very Good Illustration of Radiation Emissions at Fukushima,
I believe this link was provided by Heart of the Rose at Enenews but I've lost the link now.
Someone who lives in Oregon was testing using her geiger counter tonight and her geiger counter registered in the red at 1.40 microsieverts an hour

Here is a clearer shot of the counter reading 1.17 microsieverts an hour

This individual has been testing for months and her opinion has been consistently measured and objective.
here is the Enenews thread where she posted
I believe that conditions at the plant are deteriorating still further, as evident by the frequent earthquakes in the immediate vicinity of the plant, the condition of reactors 3 and 4 (deteriorating visibly), dying plant workers, the spiking radiation measured in Fukushima prefecture, etc, etc.
The heroic plant workers are dying so perhaps others will not...
2012-01-14 Let 'Em Eat Radiation!,
That is the policy decision.
Yesterday, I noted that valley cities in Ca were most impacted with radiation. Those valley cities are where the majority of Ca’s agricultural crops are grown (I’m a native Californian).
Same with Yuma AZ.
The decision has been made to avoid panicking populations and food scarcities by allowing us to eat radiation-laden food, drink radiation-laden water, inhale radiation-laden air.
This summer I found a document from the state of Alaska saying 2000 CPM beta were action levels. Compare that with 3x background for emergency responders according to EPA
State of Alaska
Action intervention levels are no doubt being raised, as illustrated by the ridiculous level of 2000 cpm beta action level for the State of Alaska.
Early in the disaster I spoke to our state's radiological protection officer and he said that the action intervention level for air quality was 1000cpm beta.
Alaska's is now twice that.

Forward to 15 - 21 January
Back to 1 - 7 January
Return To Contents


The Cowpens Flag, one of many circular star patterns used by "American Whigs" (or "Patriots")