of 132 people positive from sampling survey of radioactive substances
in urine in Iwate, Posted by Mochizuki on April
prefecture conducted sampling survey of radioactive substances
in urine in Ichinoseki city and Oshu city.
result published on 3/2/2012 shows cesium was measured from
119 of 132 people (90.1%). The highest reading was 6 Bq/L.
4/16/2012, the chairman of Iwate association of obstetricians
and gynecologists, Kobayashi sent public questions to Tasso,
nodules rate in Fukushima is 20 time higher than in Chernobyl,
fukushima-diary.com, Posted by Mochizuki on April 29th, 2012
up this article..Thyroid
March, Fukushima government conducted thyroid test for under
18 in 13 cities and towns such as Minamisoma city, Namiemachi,
Iidatemura, Tomiokamachi etc..
result shows thyroid nodules (less than or equal to 5.0mm) or
cyst (less than or equal to 20.0mm) were seen in 13,460 from
38,114 people (35.3%).
to their pre-test result of January, it increased from 29.7%
to 35.3%. (increase of 5.6%)... [more here]
in Fukushima, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 29th, 2012
Shibamiya post office in Koriyama city Fukushima [Editor's Note:
This article has numerous pictures that show high radiation
readings in public places].
Tepco and Re-Starting Nuclear Reactors, majiasblog.blogspot.com
to Seize Tepco on Same Terms as 2003 Resona Bank Rescue
"Japan plans to seize control of its biggest utility on
the same terms it applied to a bailout of the nation’s
fifth-biggest bank nine years ago... The proposal, which outlines
restructuring steps including a 1 trillion yen capital infusion,
will be released after Edano approves it, Shimokobe said....
nation is moving closer to restarting two reactors at Kansai
Electric Power Co.’s Ohi nuclear station in Fukui prefecture
after four ministers approved additional safety measures at
the plant and cited the need to ease power shortages as Japan’s
Ohi reactors would be the first to come back online since Japan
adopted so-called nuclear stress tests..." [end excerpt]
here: On April 26 I posted a link to a news story that these
stress test results have NOT been released.
reactors is truly insane. Earthquakes continue to rattle Japan.
See the headline below, as well as other leading stories in
the news today about Japan:
quake jolts Kanto; no tsunami warning issued
cucumbers relabeled and sold in Tokyo
70 mayors start group seeking society without nuclear power
opens for donations to buy Senkaku Islands
here: One wonders why the Tokyo metropolitan government is trying
to purchase these islands...?
Expert: All it takes is coolant to stop circulating at Spent
Fuel Pool No. 4 for extensive fuel damage to occur — Doesn’t
have to leak, crack, or fall for fuel to overheat,
Nuclear Scientist: Another, even more dangerous possibility
than fire at Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Re-initiation of
chain reaction can occur if fuel rods move slightly, an “accidental
quakes hit across eastern Japan — M5.8 in Chiba was 5-
of 7 on intensity scale — M5.6 in Iwate within last hour
Interesting Potrblog Video, majiasblog.blogspot.com
think this one is a must watch.
has very carefully tried to validate their findings by checking
the reliability of their measurements and subtracting background
levels from their detections.
used two geiger counters, checked for reliability (i.e., consistency)
used a sample collected on April 14, which measured 49X background
put the radioactive sample material in their lab (a lead cave
in a lead-lined box) with a geiger counter. This is the experimental
put another geiger counter in the same lead-lined box, but in
a separate lead-lined cave. This is their control condition.
time in cave: I cannot see the chart but the X axis has more
than 8000 minutes)
graphed the data from the time spent in cave for the control
and experimental geiger counter conditions.
subtracted the background measurements detected on the control
geiger counter from the measurements of the radioactive rain
sample (experimental condition).
experimental condition (precipitation sample) data were significantly
higher than the zero line after subtracting background data
measured in the control condition.
detections of longer half-life fallout match Cesium-134 and
Bismuth 212, but they cannot guarantee the validity of these
they also detected high levels of radon daughters. Potrblog
thinks that radon daughters are being steamed out of ground
in Fukushima (which has high concentrations of radon in ground
water naturally) when nuclear criticalities occur at the plant.
very much appreciate Potrblog's efforts to make their methods
transparent for critical discussion and debate.
levels continue rising at Reactor No. 2 — Now above .50%,
highest in months — Explosion risk at 4%,
case coolant system stopped in any SFP, Tepco can’t measure
temperture, posted by Mochizuki on April 30th,
to this article..[Emergency] Coolant system of reactor 4 stopped
the daily press conference of 4/27/2012, Tepco stated they lose
the manner to measure the temperature of each SFP from reactor
1 to 3 when circulative cooling system is troubled.
SFP 4 can be reached by human worker so a temporary heating
gauge is attached.
to Tepco, they measure temperature where water comes from skimmer
surge tank to primary cooling water pump at each reactor, not
inside of the pool. They thus can not measure temperature when
circulative cooling system stops. There is no plan to solve
musicians film as children play barefoot in elevated radiation
levels -Gawker (PHOTOS & VIDEOS), ENENews.com
Interview: Medical doctors working in Fukushima say lots of
people are dying — “Bleeding, losing hair, and having
a bad health condition” (VIDEO), ENENews.com
“Sachiko” Japan Radiation Fears, Date: April 29,
2012, uploaded by: cookhealthyfast
33-year-old Ph.D. student living in Tokyo, At 2:50 in
I have friends who are medical doctors working in
Fukushima and they get to see people bleeding, losing hair,
and having a bad health condition, and lots of people dying
Physicians Demand Answers: 90% of urine samples contaminated
with cesium in city 200km from Fukushima, ENENews.com
Gov’t: Over 35% of young people tested have thyroid cysts
or nodules, ENENews.com
SEE FUKUSHIMA VIDEO, majiasblog.blogspot.com
April 30, 2012
SEE FUKUSHIMA VIDEO
see video of Fukushima spewing massive amounts of what looks
to be smoke
you have capability, please download this video.
need it to document the deterioration of conditions at the plant.
Plant in Environmental Health Perspectives, majiasblog.blogspot.com,
Monday, April 30, 2012
was reading my favorite health journal, Environmental Health
Perspectives, which is published by the National Institutes
of Health, and I came across a rather strange article: "Integrated
Molecular Analysis Indicates Undetectable DNA Damage in Mice
after Continuous Irradiation at ~400-fold Natural Background
26 Apr 2012 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104294
find it here: http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?article
article looked at DNA damage to mice after exposed to 5 weeks
of continuous ionizing radiation at 400X background level.
was a strange study because it showed no effects at all: "These
studies suggest that exposure to continuous radiation at a dose-rate
that is orders of magnitude higher than background does not
significantly impact several key measures of DNA damage and
DNA damage responses."
researched the effects of ionizing radiation enough that I know
that effects are present even after extremely low levels of
fact, a few weeks ago I posted information about the bystander
effect, which explains how cell damage and repair can occur
as a result of exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation.
See my relevant posts at the end of this post.
I read the article carefully and I also did a background check
on the lead author, Werner Olipitz.
I found may be indicative of a "plant."
am defining a plant as an article that has been written deliberately
to inoculate readers, either for, or against, a position.
article that is a plant structures the research methodology
so that results support a preconceived conclusion. The release
of the article is timed to inoculate readers.
experiment that is set up to prove a point may have internal
validity, but not have ecological validity; that is, the experiment
results may not be generalizable to the real world environment
it purports to represent, even if the internal experimental
conditions are valid.
is Wikipedia's definition of Ecological Validity: "Ecological
validity is a form of validity in a research study. For a research
study to possess ecological validity, the methods, materials
and setting of the study must approximate the real-life situation
that is under investigation. Unlike internal and external
validity, ecological validity is not necessary to the overall
validity of a study"
here: Drug research paid for by pharmaceutical companies is
notoriously problematic in this regard.
of ecological validity for "Integrated Molecular Analysis
Indicates Undetectable DNA Damage in Mice after Continuous Irradiation
at ~400-fold Natural Background Radiation"
study on irradiation of mice explicitly claims to have relevance
for humans, but does not have ecological validity for our current
conditions (i.e., Fukushima fallout) because the exposure pathway
was purely external and only examined photons (i.e., gamma radiation).
mice did not eat or drink radionuclides.
the research did not follow the mice across time beyond the
IMPORTANT EXPOSURE PATHWAY FOR RADIONUCLIDES IS INGESTION: THE
HUMAN BODY ABSORBS RADIATION in food and water
human body absorbs iodine and caesium readily. "Essentially
all the iodine or caesium inhaled or swallowed crosses into
the blood," says Keith Baverstock, former head of radiation
protection for the World Health Organization's European office,
who has studied Chernobyl's health effects.” (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20285-fukushima-radioactive-fallout-nears-chernobyl-levels.html)
STUDY ALSO DID NOT INVESTIGATE LONG-TERM EFFECTS
exposed mice were killed immediately after the 5 week exposure
period. Consequently, there was no follow-up investigation of
effects of exposure to ionizing radiation include both acute
and long-term effects (Elgazzar & Elsaid 2001).
research has documented delayed effects on genomic instability
from exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation (see Huang, Nickoloff,
& Morgan, 2007; Sahina et al, 2009).
study did not address long-term effects, only acute effects.
THE STUDY HAD 2 LIMITATIONS FOR ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY.
that have examined actual people exposed to low-dose ionizing
radiation have documented effects at low-levels of exposure
(see Little, Wakeford & Kendall, 2007; Sermage-Faure et
I INVESTIGATED THE LEAD AUTHOR AND THE FUNDING
work was supported primarily by the Office of Science (BER),
U.S. Department of Energy (DE-FG02-05ER64053). This work was
partially supported by R33-CA112151 and 1U19AI68021-06)..."
is where things get very strange.
lead author identifies his institutional affiliation as the
Dept of Biological Engineering at MIT; HOWEVER, he is not listed
as a faculty member or research assistant of this department
and his name does not come up when searched at the MIT "people
search" function at the university of home page.
called MIT's Department of Biological Engineering and he is
not on staff or faculty. The assistant I spoke to says he may
have been a graduate student in the program.
to this site he was a post-doc at MIT in 2009
profile here does not give any locations, nor contact info.
to google scholar he has had only 2 articles plus the one above
published since 2009 (which is not very many).
In 2011 he had a study published in final edited form as:
and characterization of a novel variable low-dose rate irradiator
for in vivo mouse studies. Health Phys. 2010 May; 98(5): 727–734.
10.1097/HP.0b013e3181d26dc5 PMCID: PMC3020895
NIHMSID: NIHMS198669 Linked here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3020895/
puts MIT's Dept of Biological Engineering as his address and
also acknowledges grant funding from the DoE (http://www.federalgrants.com/Low-Dose-Radiation-Research-
had one other article published in 2010 and it also refers to
MIT's Dept of Biological Engineering as his address
he isn't there! A google search finds no current institutional
affiliation. Institutional affiliation is everything in the
world of academe.
correspondence is supposed to be directed to the article's last
author, B.P. Engelward, at the Dept. of Biological Engineering
at MIT. She was probably the faculty advisor http://web.mit.edu/be/people/engelward.shtml
stranger, Engelward's latest research study "Methyltransferases
Mediate Cell Memory of a Genotoxic Insult" in Oncogene
demonstrates precisely the type of effects that Olipiitz's study
is refuting. Here is an excerpt from her study:
a single exposure can lead to long-term genome-destabilizing
effects that spread from cell to cell, and we provide a specific
molecular mechanism for these persistent bystander effects"
is becoming increasingly clear that indirect mechanisms of mutation
induction that involve
changes in cellular behaviour, in addition to the directly induced
DNA lesions, can lead to an increased risk of disease-causing
mutations for months or even years after exposure (Pant and
Kamada, 1977; Mothersill and Seymour, 2001; Lorimore et al.,
2003; Morgan, 2003; Maxwell et al., 2008). Furthermore, at least
one study suggests that the extent of bystander-induced DNA
damage can be as great as that of the original exposure (Dickey
et al., 2009)...." (p. 754).
IS ALL VERY STRANGE.
strongly suspect that this article ("Integrated Moleculary
Analysis" by Olipitz et al) is a plant that is aimed at
debunking concerns about our exposure to Fukushima fallout.
the study may have impeccable internal validity, its ecological
validity is highly suspect.
the article can be cited later by authorities wishing to trivialize
Fukushima fallout as non-important.
is of course considerable research that directly CONTRADICTS
the findings of Olipitz's study of irradiated mice (apparently
including research by his adviser).
include some in my list of references and link some of my previous
posts on the subject.
am very unhappy because Environmental Health Perspectives is
one of the leading, if not the leading, outlet for research
on environmental effects.
idea that this journal may have been hijacked in order to spread
dis-information about radiation's effects on human health is
TREMENDOUSLY DISTURBING on many levels.
would indicate that scientific inquiry and publishing are far
more compromised than I ever knew.
external reviewers should have called into question the study's
assertions about the generalizability of findings to human exposure
to low-dose ionizing radiation.
is possible that this study is indicative of a CONCERTED AND
DELIBERATE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD DIS-INFORMATION ABOUT
us hope that my analysis and concerns are inaccurate or misdirected.
D, Towards a New Paradigm for Evaluating the Effects of Exposure
to Ionizing Radiation Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular
Mechanisms of Mutagenesis Volume 687, Issues 1-2, 1 May 2010
A. H., & M. Elsaid (2001). The pathophysiologic basis of
nuclear medicinein Biological effects of ionizing radiation
A.H. Elgazzar (Ed.), pp. 369–370
L, Kim PM, Nickoloff JA, Morgan WF. 2007. Targeted and nontargeted
effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on delayed genomic instability
in human cells. Cancer Research 67:1099–1104
Mark, Richard Wakeford and Gerald M Kendall. Updated estimates
of the proportion of childhood leukaemia incidence in Great
Britain that may be caused by natural background ionising radiation
Journal of Radiological Protection Volume 29 Number 4 467 10.1088/0952-4746/29/4/001
A., Abdulgani Tatarb, Sitki Oztasb, Bedri Sevena, Erhan Varoglua,
Ahmet Yesilyurtb, Arif Kursad A. (2009) Evaluation of the genotoxic
effects of chronic low-dose ionizing radiation exposure on nuclear
medicine workers. Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 36(5), 575–578
D. Laurier, S. Goujon-Bellec, M. Chartier, A. Guyot-Goubin,
J. Rudant, D. Hemon and J. Clavel. Childhood leukemia around
French nuclear power plants – the Geocap study, 2002 –
2007,” International Journal of Cancer study by C document
is online in English at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.27425/pdf.
MY PREVIOUS POSTS ON RESEARCH ON EFFECTS OF LOW-DOSE IONIZING
Demonstrating Significant Effects at Low Dose Rates of Exposure
to Ionizing Radiation. April 18, 2012
Alert April 2012
Dose and the History of Radiation Research
Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation from Fukushima a Risk to Health?
radioactive gas covering Fukushima plants posted
by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com, on May 1st, 2012
gas covered Fukushima plants from 2:30 ~ 5:00 AM of 5/2/2012
looks like it came from around reactor 3, 4.
explained to Japanese comedian / journalist Oshidori that the
gas comes up day and night, and it’s radioactive.
Mako talked at Osaka Bar Association when she asked Tepco ,
“We see gas coming out from Fukushima plants at night.
It looks like smoke. What is that ? ” Tepco replied it’s
water vapor. She asked them again, if it’s radioactive.
They answered it is radioactive, and it comes out in day time
and night time.
in Edogawa ku Tokyo Posted by Mochizuki on May
up this article..Tokyo
is contaminated as the worst place in Chernobyl
Bq/Kg of cesium (134 + 137) was measured in Edogawa ku in Tokyo.
It equals to 2,566,720Bq/?.
the secondary evacuation area in Belarus, it was 555,000 ~ 1,480,000
Bq/m2 of cesium 137.
if you consider the data of Tokyo includes cesium 134, still
it can be near the maximum limit of the secondary evacuation
area in Belarus.
2012-05-01 Tuesday, May 1, 2012
is Going on at Fukushima?, majiasblog.blogspot.com
is Going on at Fukushima?
have seen massive geysers of what look like smoke or steam released
from the Fukushima plant on the webcam over the last 2 days.
steam/smoke is thick and is tinged brown.
is coming from the ground, mostly from the area around units
3 and 4.
is most definitely NOT fog.
Diary is reporting: "Massive radioactive gas covering Fukushima
Diary explains that Tepco told a Japanese journalist that the
releases are radioactive gasses
is another recent video that shows an emergency light going
off at the plant around the 2:00 minute point, after a steam/smoke
really has me worried is that there is a rumor that Tepco plans
on "taking a vacation" from the Fukushima plant. This
rumor has not been confirmed. Hopefully, it is false.
is reporting that "Coalition requests UN intervention to
stabilize Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 at Fukushima — Endorsed
by nuclear experts"
is clear that this coalition does not trust Tepco as capable
of containing Fukushima.
want readers to recall the warnings provided by Japanese diplomats,
Robert Alvarez, and Arnie Gunderson concerning the amount of
radiation in the fuel rods at the plant:
Diplomats and Alvarez: http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html
point from these experts: An out of control Fukushima plant
is civilization threatening.
not taking any chances. I went to buy potassium iodide today
(which was on clearance) and the woman at the counter who sold
it to me said she has never seen so many people come in, as
has been the case over the last two months, complaining of various
stomach ailments, including significant and inexplicable weight
realize this may be simply coincidental. However, I am not so
sure it is....
am worried that the plant is being, or has been, abandoned and
that our government officials will censor any news of fallout
for fear of public panic. That has been government strategy
all through this mega-disaster.
Tepco is truly pulling workers out of the plant, then we might
be advised to engage in extra mitigation measures because it
will only be a matter of time, under that scenario, before the
remaining fuel in the spent fuel pools ignites.
the jet stream.
inside if it is over your area, particularly if it is raining.
feel exhausted from this battle against censorship, public apathy,
and rampant corruption.
Plants in Tokyo died from Fukushima fallout — “See
these spots? That’s from radiation falling on the ginkos”
requests UN intervention to stabilize Spent Fuel Pool No. 4
at Fukushima — Endorsed by nuclear experts,
Tepco taking vacation from Fukushima for week-long holiday?,
Fukushima chief Yoshida felt “explosion occurred in the
containment vessel” at Reactor No. 2 — Yet none
of 4 special investigations have explained why it will only
hold 2 feet of water, ENENews.com
Links, majiasblog.blogspot.com, Wednesday, May
OF CURRENT CONDITIONS and CONCERNS RE FUKUSHIMA,
majiasblog.blogspot.com, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
from my chapter on Fukushima:
May 2012 public alarm about the condition of nuclear plants
in Japan was rising. A report titled “Lessons From Fukushima
Dai-ichi ” issued October 28, 2011 by BBT University President
asserted that fourteen nuclear reactors in Japan were extensively
damaged by the earthquake. Reports of fires and radiological
water spills at the reactors in Tokai lent support to concerns
about widespread damage to nuclear reactors in Japan. However,
the greatest concern remains the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
at the Fukushima Daiichi plant appeared to be deteriorating,
based on webcam-documented massive steam and smoke emissions
around reactors 3 and 4. Massive steam and smoke releases occurred
at the plant on May 1 and May 2.
former Japanese diplomats had become so alarmed by conditions
at the plant that they issued a public plea to the U.N. for
intervention. Former Japanese U.N. diplomat Akio Matsumura posted
the letter to the UN authored by Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, Japan’s
former ambassador to Switzerland, on his (Matsumura’s)
webpage with this explanation:
Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei
Murata, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary
Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the
Fukushima nuclear power plants accident. Before the Committee,
Ambassador Murata strongly stated that if the crippled building
of reactor unit 4—with 1,535 fuel rods in the spent fuel
pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground—collapses,
not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but will
also affect the common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel
rods, located some 50 meters from reactor 4. In both cases the
radioactive rods are not protected by a containment vessel;
dangerously, they are open to the air.
would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never
before experienced. He stressed that the responsibility of Japan
to the rest of the world is immeasurable. Such a catastrophe
would affect us all for centuries. Ambassador Murata informed
us that the total numbers of the spent fuel rods at the Fukushima
Daiichi site excluding the rods in the pressure vessel is 11,421
Murata’s letter dated March 25, 2012 to Secretary-General,
Honorable Ban Ki-moon specifically addresses the threat to Japan
and “the whole world” posed by NO. 4 reactor”:
I was asked to make a statement at the public hearing of the
Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 23.
I raised the crucial problem. of N0.4 reactor of Fukushima containing1535
fuel rods. It could be fatally damaged by continuing aftershocks.
Moreover, 50 meters away from it exists a common cooling pool
for 6 reactors containing 6375 fuel rods!
is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole
world depends on NO.4 reactor. This is confirmed by most reliable
experts like Dr. Arnie Gundersen or Dr. Fumiaki Koide…
response to the letter was not made publicly available. On May
1, 2012 a coalition of Japanese civil organizations sent a second
letter to the U.N. Secretary General pleading for assistance:
Japanese civil organizations express our deepest concern that
our government does not inform its citizens about the extent
of risk of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool.
Given the fact that collapse of this pool could potentially
lead to catastrophic consequences with worldwide implications,
what the Japanese government should be doing as a responsible
member of the international community is to avoid any further
disaster by mobilizing all the wisdom and the means available
in order to stabilize this spent nuclear fuel. It is clearly
evident that Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool
is no longer a Japanese issue but an international issue with
potentially serious consequences. Therefore, it is imperative
for the Japanese government and the international community
to work together on this crisis before it becomes too late.
We are appealing to the United Nations to help Japan and the
planet in order to prevent the irreversible consequences of
a catastrophe that could affect generations to come. We herewith
make our urgent request to you as follows:
The United Nations should organize a Nuclear Security Summit
to take up the crucial problem of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit
4 spent nuclear fuel pool.
The United Nations should establish an independent assessment
team on Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 and coordinate international
assistance in order to stabilize the unit’s spent nuclear
fuel and prevent radiological consequences with potentially
conditions at the plant warranted such desperate pleas for assistance?
Akio Matsumura included on his webposting comments made by Robert
Alvarez regarding the amount of fuel stored at Fukuhima Daiichi:
Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138
spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site,
nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million
curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134
million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount
of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by
the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The
total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site
contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated
by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear
weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants
(~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel). . . .
engineer Arnie Gunderson’s comments made in an April 17
interview about the amount of radiation in Daiichi’s spent
fuel pools are instructive:
There’s enough fuel in that pool , that it’s
almost as much cesium as in all of the atom bombs that were
ever dropped into the atmosphere, 800 bombs were dropped into
the atmosphere, well there’s as much cesium in that one
pool as in those bombs.
quantity of radiation stored at the Daiichi plant could conceivably
kill most of the inhabitants of planet earth were it to be distributed
evenly. Certainly, Japan faces a radiological apocalypse in
areas subject to Fukushima fallout. Given these conditions,
there is little wonder that Japanese citizens are using their
political capital to appeal directly to the U.N. for assistance.
that Tepco has abandoned or plans on abandoning the Fukushima
plant lend urgency to Japanese citizen concerns.
HERE: That is the end of the excerpt for today.
here is an update from Enenews: Happening Now: Radiation triples
at Tokyo monitoring station — Levels spike at multiple
locations in last two hours
Ohmae (BBT University President) “Lessons of Fukushima
Dai-ichi” (2011, October 28): Full report index available
Full report here
In Japanese available here: http://pr.bbt757.com/2011/1028.html.
Appendix of conditions at various plants around Japan http://pr.bbt757.com/eng/pdf/apdx_chronology_and_power-loss.pdf.
radioactive water leaks at Tokai nuclear plant” Kyodo
News (2012, March 19): http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/03/147881.html
and “Research Reactor Ceiling Catches Fire,”
Japan Times (2011, December 21): http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111221b3.html.
releases were visible on the Tepco webcam http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/camera/index-j.html
and were taped and posted at youtube. I witnessed the releases
in real time on the webcam and saved screen shots documenting
Matsumura “Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times
greater than at Chernobyl Accident,” Akio Matsumura: Finding
the Missing Link (2012, April 3): http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html.
letter “Urgent Request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
May 1, 2012” was released publicly and was made available
at Reader Supported News (2012, May 1): http://readersupportednews.org/off-
Gundersen Interview.” WBAI’s Five O’Clock
Shadow Date: Tuesday April 17, 2012 5:00pm (At 25:45 in the
at 1 minute on this one
the pink tinge to the steam emissions in this one. May be cesium
clips show brown smoke/steam.
requests Japan gov’t immediately ask UN for help with
Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 before it becomes too late,
Radiation in “small doses could actually be disproportionately
worse” says report — “Doses spread out over
time might be more dangerous than doses given all at once”
— Renewed importance after Fukushima, ENENews.com
triples at Tokyo monitoring station — Levels spike at
multiple locations in last two hours, ENENews.com
Leader in Decommissioning Reactors: “There is no technology
which may be directly applied” at Fukushima,
will no longer be a developed country in less than 40 years:
Most Powerful Japanese Business Organization, ENENews.com
up radiation hopeless, says writer: “There is no end”
— “We adults have to bear a responsibility for the
future” — “Impossible to decontaminate vast
forested areas, and Japan is a country of forests and mountains”,
Radioactive Blue Siamese Feline Flees From Fukushima Fallout
7 seconds into the Fukushima video below you will see a blue
point Siamese cat run for cover as Fukushima's deadly radioactive
steam approaches. Had TEPCO not installed radiation absorbing
Nagalene Beta shields on the camera, the video would have also
featured psychedelic flashes across the screen.
of the most interesting aspects of this video is that Fukushima
Diary is reporting that TEPCO admits that source of the
radioactive steam is heated radioactive water. The POTRBLOG
team has been pointing out for a long time that the source of
high short half life radiation raining down on the USA is from
the natural Radon steamed out of the Japanese ground water from
events like the one shown below. Of course all the nasty artificially
created Fukushima Fallout products tag along with that Radon,
making it much like a canary in a coal mine. STAY OUT
OF THE RAIN!
tip to Majia's blog
for first alerting us to the recent radioactive steam emission.
morning the Fukushima plant is enveloped in a grainy, yellow
never seen the screen yellow before.
posting at Enenews this morning stated that they saw units 3
and 4 completely "blackened" when the fog cleared.
Someone mentioned that 4 looked as if it had no floors left
and another person said they saw fire at 4. I just don't know
but the yellow fog is a completely new phenomenon at Dai-ichi
and is bound to be bad.
have a guest post this morning.
PLEASE FIND A LETTER FROM SICKPUTER TO HIS FRIENDS
notes on Wednesday May 2, 2012. Please circulate wide and far.
scurries on a secret trip to Kabul to deliver a speech in an
election year as a not-so-subtle reminder he was in charge when
Osama Bin Laden was killed last year.
spoke of reaching out to the Taliban as allies. These new “American
friends” are the same Islamic nutcase guys who blew up
ancient statues in 2001 that were the world's two largest standing
Buddhas - one of them 165 feet high. With friends like these
who needs enemies!
he has no comments about Japan's crippled and leaking nuclear
plants other than to say the ocean is vast and we do not expect
radiation to reach America? He left with his family for the
safety of Brazil along with 51-carloads of his buddies and family
members shortly after that speech in March 2011.
As they relaxed in the southern Hemisphere we experienced the
largest toxic nuclear plume in the atmosphere since the 1966
Chinese atomic bomb test blast at Christmas. Must be nice to
have jet planes to flee toxic clouds. But they did have to return
Unfortunately the fallout blowing to America from Fukushima
Daiichi is not a one-time event. It has continued spewing into
the Jetstream every day since March 11, 2011 when the nuclear
megaplex in Japan experienced a massive earthquake. Mark it
down in your memories since the American censored mass media
press will not tell you of its significance. The event is 311
(March 11, 2011).
* BTW…the tsunami did not destroy the nuclear reactors..that
is an American and Japanese lie. The earthquake had already
destroyed the integrity of the buildings. If they didn’t
stress the tsunami as the cause they would have to retrofit
virtually all other nuclear reactors in the world as all of
them are accidents waiting to happen during an earthquake.
The nuclear industry blames Japan’s disaster on the tsunami
because they are rare and we surely don’t have a big tsunami
threat in most inland nuclear power plant location. But we now
know secret information that the plants internal and external
features were ruptured by the earthquake…things moved
laterally 6 feet and critical pipes and equipment were destroyed
beyond repair. The nuclear reactors were in a death spiral long
before the wave hit an hour later.
is a date in time that will make 911 look like a tiny footnote
in history. 3,000 victims died at the Twin Towers. The death
toll from Fukushima Daiichi will be much greater and victims
will be dying for centuries. Many Japanese workers and civilians
have already died from radiation, but the cause of their deaths
have been suppressed by the government-run media in Japan and
America. Bodies of plant workers have been secretly buried in
lead coffins. The cover-up is beginning to fall apart as the
crisis has worsened and is soon approaching the 14-month anniversary
The December 2011 announcement of a “cold shutdown”
of the reactors is a huge lie by the Japanese authorities.
They are pouring billions of gallons of water onto the crippled
buildings in an attempt to forestall more nuclear explosions.
This water method is nicknamed “feed and bleed”.
As the water bleeds out of the buildings and cracks in the earth
this cooling water becomes highly contaminated with radiation.
That toxic water then flows into the Pacific Ocean 100 yards
from the reactor cores.
poisonous water is affecting migratory salmon, tuna, and other
fish that live off Japan’s coast and swim during the summer
to the North American west coast. American and Canadian fisheries
are NOT checking fish for radiation contamination. Your tuna
fish sandwich may be a death trap for you and your family members.
Eating a highly toxic fish probably won’t kill you immediately,
but a slow cancerous death 1 to up to 40 years later is quite
possible. Contrary to your government scientists….there
is no safe level of manmade radiation. Small amounts of radiation
bioaccumulate in your body and become a danger so over time
things will get worse.
Japanese authorities have virtually no control of the toxic
radioactive emissions coming out of Japan’s crippled nuclear
megaplex, and with six huge working reactors before the crisis
began it is quite possibly the largest nuclear plant in the
world. Top ten for sure out of 450 worldwide nuclear power plants.
the Russian who devoted 800,000 workers to stop Chernobyl…the
Japanese have hired less than 5,000 workers and on any given
day fewer than 150 workers are actually onsite at the plant
trying to stop the runaway nuclear cores. It is an affront to
mankind that such a feeble effort has been mounted by the Japanese
who seem quite content to spend as little money as possible
to halt this danger to mankind.
for example this China Syndrome event from six hours ago:
is the plant webcam on time lapse photography…the 3 minute
clip covers 1 hour of observation.
is NOT FOG! That is the emissions from burning nuclear fuel
rods and it is burning into the Jetstream highly dangerous cesium,
plutonium, strontium, uranium, and 1,600 other toxic byproducts
of three huge nuclear cores that are smoldering down in the
cores of nuclear lava are called corium and they are the size
of school buses. Can such a small island drastically affect
America and the world with these emissions? The answer is yes.
The Jetstream carries the toxins easily around the world and
continues to circle the earth over time again and again, never
descending until rain or snow brings some down. The bleedover
fallout effect is now beginning to affect Australia and the
southern hemisphere much faster than scientists originally believe
would happen. Some areas of Australia have recorded high radiation
levels despite no nuclear reactors on their island continent.
This is truly an On the Beach scenario unfolding on the entire
planet. Europe and Asia is as much as risk. Southern Chile may
be one of the last safe places on earth…for awhile. There
is no escaping bioaccumulation.
these huge plumes in the atmosphere encounter rain or snow then
some of these emissions are carried down to the earth and contaminate
land, water sources, and of course humans.
better use an umbrella in the rain for the rest of your life!
Install and replace HEPA filters in your air conditioners at
home. The cheap fiberglass filters will not save you. We are
facing a new age…The Fallout Age.
Japanese fallout is far worse than the atmospheric testing of
ALL the atomic bombs that were ever exploded on earth from 1945
to 1997 by America and all the other nuclear powers. The nuclear
cabal has promoted the idea that Fukushima is 10% of what happened
at Chernobyl in 1986. They are damn liars trying to avert economic
pales in comparison to Fukushima. Chernobyl burned for 11 days
and one reactor was involved. It was not on an ocean shoreline.
Daiichi has 6 huge reactors compared to the tiny one at Chernobyl
and also has massive amounts of used fuel rods in storage. These
rods are highly radioactive for the next 10,000 years! They
cannot remove them as most have melted into masses of metal
that are so radioactive there does not exist a technology to
defuse their threat.
2 and 3 are especially hot and practically unapproachable by
human workers except for just a few seconds at a time. Reactor
4 is the one that represents the Sword of Damocles for the human
race as its spent fuel pond is massive, sits precariously in
a building that is one more earthquake away from total collapse.
collapse of Building 4 will be disastrous as the fuel rods spill
on the ground, catch fire and become too hot to cool by humans
using water cannons. The workers will be forced to flee the
entire island if this happens and the other reactors 5 and 6
will experience a meltdown, as well as the huge building containing
the massive Common Spent Fuel Rod pond. Add them all up and
they have 85 times the radiation released by Chernobyl.
they all blow at Daiichi then the sister nuclear plant Fukushima
Daiini which is 10 miles away will also be lost because of the
massive radiation fallout making work there also impossible.
Two huge plants unleashing all of their radiation in a massive
Fallout Age could well mean a crisis for the world with human
destruction that has never been seen since the Ice Age. It is
also possible with two plants lost Japan may lose all their
power grid and some of the other 50 reactors will lose cooling
and catch fire. A nuclear domino theory that becomes more possible
every day as Daiichi continues to burn.
handpicked president Barack Obama may have the dubious distinction
to go down in history as the US president who not only lost
another foreign war, but also as the American president who
sat on the sidelines while the Northern Hemisphere countries
descended into the grim miasma of The Fallout Age.
Peace prize winner…nuclear cabal lackey. I have little
doubt which description will follow him into history after Japan
and America disintegrates into chaos. He will toe the GE line
as long as possible and we will all suffer the results.
the radioactive gas at Fukushima Daiichi as the Japanese call
this “gas” (also known to observers as a China Syndrome
of three runaway and out of control nuclear cores in the ground)
is ramping up again tonight in Japan.
ready for a wave of bad stuff in America the next 4-10 days
per the Jetstream and slower lower air currents.
felt and smelled the Mitsui fire chemicals swirl through here
yesterday… on April 21 there was a very large industrial
fire in southern Japan:
plume of toxic smoke blew through west Texas yesterday. It is
a bad twist of fate we are getting “bombed” by the
same folks we defeated in 1945.
we say in our survivalist circles…have you bought your
water yet? Emergency supplies will get scarce if the Unit 4
nuclear building collapses at Fukushima Daiichi and the plant
is abandoned by Japanese workers. If that happens the Northern
Hemisphere will be in dire trouble with a huge fallout cloud
encircling the earth on the prevailing winds of the Jetstream.
We are on the same parallel of latitude as Japan and 5,000 miles
to California takes about 30 hours in the Jetstream to bring
have already received great amounts of radioactive poisons from
the 13-month old crisis, mainly on the west coast, but the Obama
administration has issued a censorship order on any news of
radiation in American soil. General Electric owns 95% of all
the media outlets in America and they hand-picked Illinois native
Barack Hussein Obama to be their nuclear cheerleader.
if you think Mitt Romney is any better…he also has financial
support from GE.
military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned about is more
dangerous than ever. The monster companies have their hooks
in virtually every politician in the United States. Trust no
one…only your family and friends.
will be best served to look for news of the Japanese nuclear
of Yellow Fog Emerging, majiasblog.blogspot.com
tinge starts at about 1:30
real-time webcam date and time right now as I type this is 5-4
1:08 and the yellow fog is gone.
fog is gray again
Diary is reporting detections of Iodine in Tokyo
years old nun joined hunger strike to be against restarting
Ooi nuclear plant, fukushima-diary.com, posted
by Mochizuki on May 3rd, 2012
up this article..JP
Prime minister confirmed the necessity of restarting Ooi nuclear
years old Buddhist nun / writer Setouchi Jakucho joined hunger
strike to protest against restarting Ooi nuclear plant on 5/2/2012.
Anti-nuclear organization has been holding hunger strike since
4/17, in front of Ministry of economy, trade and industry.
becomes 90 years old on 5/15/2012. Her doctor warned her it
could be fatal, but she joined without informing her doctor
of it. She says, she can not die with leaving the country killing
people with nuclear.
comments are like these below [line-by-line translation of Japanese
these 90 years, Japan has not been this evil like now. I can
not pass this country for young generation.
expected mass media to pick up that a 90 years old granny
sat here so young people may be inspired and act.
mass media) You journalists, Report it for dear life.
such a shame for Japan to reply on nuclear as it’s told
even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We must abandon nuclear.
could you count on others to expect someone to fight against
nuclear. You must fight yourself. Don’t count on anyone,
do it yourself.
restarting Ooi nuclear plant) I couldn’t understand
it. Japan has become the most evil ever.
my life, nothing more scary than Fukushima has happened apart
from WWW2. I wonder why Japanese government is in such a hurry
to restart Ooi nuclear plant.
disaster is man-made disaster. I’m so sorry for children
and young people to repeat the same thing.
Economist: Japan is without nuclear power for first time in
50 years — “A silent majority speaks” —
Analysts say anti-nuclear party could soon vault to national
Japan public “has turned fiercely against nuclear power”
— 89-year-old author and nun joined hunger strike outside
Expert: Everybody is now paying attention to Unit 4 because
we have four years to go before fuel removed — If water
lost, a beacon of radiation will bathe site in ‘sky shine’
from gamma rays (AUDIO), ENENews.com
“The water is steaming and boiling” still at Fukushima;
“Yes, there’s some radiation being given off ”
(AUDIO) — Visible in recent Tepco webcam footage?
Physicist warns even if No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool survives another
major quake, “failure of jury-rigged inadequate piping
installed after disaster could put cooling system out of commission”,
been gone all day at work so I've not had time to follow up
on this yellow fog.
saw it on the Tepco webcam this morning. It must have been around
7:30 or 8:00 a.m. Arizona time 5/3.
yellow fog was unprecedented and very scary. It looked toxic.
did not see it actually go away.
had to make the kids' breakfast, and when I came back to check
the video cam, the yellow fog was gone.
Fukushima Diary has some good captures ( I took a few screen
Diary is also noting municipal readings of Iodine-131.
all hell broken lose at Fukushima?
concentration increasing, Posted by Mochizuki,
fukushima-diary.com, on May 4th, 2012
up this article..Air pressure is increasing in container vessel
of reactor 2
Tepco increased air exhausting amount from 17 m3/h to 38 m3/h
on 4/24/2012, hydrogen concentration of reactor2 has been increasing.
hours until Japan’s final nuclear plant shuts down —
NHK: “No prospect of a restart of any of the country’s
50 commercial reactors” (VIDEO), ENENews.com
for Unit 4 to withstand another seismic event is rated at zero”
-Nuclear Watchdog, ENENews.com
Nuclear Professor: “There is no longer any such thing
as clean and safe food” after radiation from Fukushima
spread around planet — People who advanced nuclear power
should be made to eat the extremely contaminated items
Reactor Specialist at US Press Conference: I’m worried
very much about reinforcements at No. 4 fuel pool — Praying
there won’t be large aftershocks (VIDEO),
days straight with M4 quake and above in Fukushima,
Expert on No. 4 Fuel Pool: “They’re pumping water
in and it’s draining out into basement, they suck it out
of basement and put it back in at top” (VIDEO),
Move south of equator if Unit 4 fuel pool goes dry, that’s
probably the lesson there — Like cesium from all 800 nuclear
bombs ever dropped on Earth, except all at once (VIDEO),
reddish radioactive substance detected 180km from Fukushima
Daiichi — Alpha particles at 200cpm (VIDEO),
a Loss: We've Lost the Capacity for Self Preservation,
really do not know what to write today. That is pretty unusual
just include some headlines today until I regain my ability
Diary is Reporting Hydrogen is Concentrating at unit 2:
think I read that the concentration has to be 4% before an explosion
can occur and so far it is below that.
describes the radioactive fog at the Fukushima plant. Tragically,
a cat is involved.
news of nuclear issues in Kyodo, NHK, or Japan Today. Mainichi
has a bizarre and disturbing article titled:
Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise
article discusses a projected 15% rise of carbon emissions due
to the shutdown of nuclear plants.
mention of radiological emissions.
Japanese media seem capable of discussing the desperate pleas
to the UN by Japanese diplomats and civic organizations for
help stabilizing Fukushima.
don't feel up to writing the latest news on fracking or Occupy
or autism or anything else.
just cannot believe that the biggest disaster in over 100 years
of mega disasters is essentially being ignored by the media
and the global population.
least the cat in the video shown by Potrblog had the courage
to run when s/he saw the radioactive gas encroaching.
we lost the capacity for self-preservation?
Unit 4 reactor building has not been reinforced — Floor
of fuel pool was, but not strong as original, ENENews.com
NRC letting threat fester at Unit 4 because acknowledging it
would call into question safety at dozens of identically designed
nuclear plants in US, ENENews.com
Concern that a subsidence in the earth under unit 4 could cause
its collapse, ENENews.com
radiation release if fire in pool at unit 4 — “It
would be a global catastrophe… it already has been, but
it would dwarf what’s already happened” -Nuclear
Waste Expert, ENENews.com
Nuclear Expert: “We don’t even know at this point
where the melted down core is” under Reactors No. 1, 2
or 3 (VIDEO), ENENews.com
of Criticalities?, majiasblog.blogspot.com
the flashes in these videos. In the first video they start at
the second video there are many in the first 3 minutes
flashes appear to be coming from behind 1 and from the area
of units 3 and 4.
I looked at the Tepco webcam this morning (9:00 am Arizona time)
there was massive steam everywhere. The steam disappeared within
2 minutes. http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/camera/index-j.html
at 10:30 am the steam is building back up again; it is coming
from the area of units 3 and 4.
town mayor “Fukushima medical university stops us from
having exposure test”, Posted by Mochizuki
on May 5th, 2012 [Editor's Note: I have added the red boldface.
This statement is consistent with the claims made by nuclear
whisteblower activist Leuren Moret that the U.S. Department
of Energy has been managing the Japanese government reaction.
Please see the Leuren
Moret author archive for more background on her
4/25, town mayor of Idogawa testified the actual situation in
Fukushima at Constitutional Committee of the House of Councillors.
town citizens reported they tried to have exposure test at several
hospitals but they are all stopped by Fukushima medical university.”
Yamatani from The Liberal Democratic Party reads interview with
Idogawa, Futaba town mayor.
asked Japanese prime minister Noda, if he thinks Futaba citizens
are Japanese people, but
Japanese government submit SPEEDI data to US and concealed it
from Japanese people. Even now, SPEEDI data is not given
to Futaba town.
we have had that information, we would have escaped to Sendai.
We were not even informed of venting. Tepco also explained they
would stop, cool down, and close the reactor in case of an accident,
so it’s absolutely safe, but Fukushima accident happened.
We don’t even have a place to live.
Radiation took schools, hospitals, jobs, and everything from
us and everything is collapsed.
I’m losing my hair and have nosebleed everyday. The other
day, I asked for blood test at a hospital in Tokyo because I’m
exposed but they refused it. We were even exposed and there
is even no treatment, or proper inspection. Medical check up
for Fukushima citizens are not detailed enough either.”
See Video Interview with Kan, majiasblog.blogspot.com
See Video Interview with Kan
post of a German journalist's interview with ex prime minister
Kan on nuclear industry in Japan (with English subtitles) http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/04/
against restarting nuclear plants-woman “My friend has
just died of “myocardial infarction”,
posted by Mochizuki on May 5th, 2012
up this article..Has anyone died from lack of nuclear power?
5/5/2012, people demonstrated to protest against restarting
nuclear plants in Tokyo.
Kimono woman, “My friend in Iwaki died of myocardial infarction.
More and more people living in highly contaminated place are
dying of heart disease because of cesium.”