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Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections


19 - 25 June 2011

 

 

Japan


 

 




North America

 

 


Japan


2011-06-19 Tokyo Must Be Evacuated (video), an artistic video (6:17), mostly in French, some English, makes the point that annual "safety" limits are often 20 millisivierts a year, and geiger counters are picking up 6 microsieverts per hour in Tokyo, which computes annually as follows: 6 microSv/hr * 24 hr/day * 365 days/yr = 52,560 microSv/yr or 52 milliSv a year.
2011-06-20 Japanese professor: Melted fuel has gone through containers and is on concrete foundations sinking into ground below, as far as I can tell — Underground dam was being prepared, but TEPCO resisting
by ENENEWS
Preventing radiation contamination more important than TEPCO’s stock prices, Mainichi, June 20, 2011:

[...] The crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is still not over. Far from it, there are signs that it is getting worse. [...]
In a TV Asahi program on June 16, [Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute] made the following comment:
“As far as I can tell from the announcements made by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the nuclear fuel that has melted down inside reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has gone through the bottom of the containers, which are like pressure cookers, and is lying on the concrete foundations, sinking into the ground below. We have to install a barrier deep in the soil and build a subterranean dam as soon as possible to prevent groundwater contaminated with radioactive materials from leaking into the ocean.”
His comment captured public interest and when I asked a high-ranking government official about it, the official said that construction of an underground dam was indeed being prepared. But when I probed further, I found that the project was in limbo due to opposition from TEPCO.
Sumio Mabuchi, an aide to Prime Minister Naoto Kan who is dealing with nuclear power plant issues, holds the same concerns as those expressed by Koide and has sought an announcement on construction of an underground dam, but TEPCO has resisted such a move. [...]

2011-06-20 Fukushima is the greatest nuclear and environmental disaster in human history by Steven C. Jones, globalresearch.ca
"...By way of comparison, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occured in 1986 in the Ukraine, Russia- heretofore the worst nuclear disaster on record- burned for 10 days and cumulatively killed an estimated 1 million people worldwide. The Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster has 5 nuclear reactors burning, 2 in partial meltdown and 3 in full meltdown- and they've ALL been uncontrollably burning since March 11th. Its been over 3 months and this nuclear disaster remains completely out of control. In fact, some industry estimates cite the possibility that these meltdowns will be contained (optimistically) in 1-3 years, at the very earliest.
The amount and intensity of the radioactive fallout from this particular nuclear disaster will assuredly kill hundreds of millions of people worldwide over time. Japan itself is, of course, the epicenter of this radioactive contamination that has spread out from these reactors.
However, the Korean peninsula, China and nations immediately surrounding the Japanese archipelago will also bear the brunt of a significant amount of radioactive fallout from this disaster. Immediately downwind of this radioactive release, though, is the United States of America and the entire northern hemisphere, comprising the majority of the world's industrialized nations on Earth. Significant amounts of plutonium, strontium, cesium, uranium and a whole plethora of other highly radioactive particles have already fallen on the continental land mass of the USA and have already entered the food chains and water tables of the nation..."
2011-06-24 The TEPCO B*stards At Fukushima, by Dr. Tom Burnett, exclusive to Rense.com
... While the world is looking at Ft. Calhoun, TEPCO dumped - or is still dumping all its radioactive water into the ocean. The radiation from the melted reactor cores is so bad that even the small drone 'helicopter' they tried to fly over the plant to 'gather air samples' was cooked by the radiation and crashed onto the roof of reactor 2. Not a surprise.
So, the radiation levels will probably start going down again - for at least awhile - because they can pump more water on the demon cores - until they fill up the tanks once again and have to pour it right back into the Pacific. After about a hundred years of that, the entire world will be a very different place - and your kids won't have ears. But you won't know of the danger you are facing because the NRC and EPA aren't bothering with (public) readings anymore. In fact, the EPA actually REMOVED its monitoring equipment from Boise, Idado this week. Coincidentally, Boise registered some of the highest readings of Fuksuhima radiation in America. You can try here: radiationnetwork.com
Let me explain what these instruments are reading and how it affects you. They are reading radioactive decay. Not every particle that flies through the tube decays - we can't see the ones that don't - we can only see the ones that do decay while we are looking at them.
The input grid to a typical professional-grade Geiger-Mueller tube is about the size of a silver dollar. If 20 particles per second are decaying in that tube, twenty more are decaying in every silver-dollar-sized area within miles of that meter and you are breathing a hell of a lot more than that because the meter just reads what is falling on it - you are actually sucking in air - a LOT of it.
If the NRC told you that minor fact, everyone would suddenly realize that the radiation isn't all vacuumed up in the meter. It's all over everything. The meter just gives you a wild guess as to how soon the radiation is going to kill you. Right now, pretty slowly - but radiation is bio-accumulative. You can play around with drinking clay and bicarb and battery acid, but once that radionuclide gets in you, something breaks. I'm reading 29 counts per second which is ~.05 Rads/hr. Everytime I take a breath I get another .05. Every sip of coffee...
It is a very imprecise science at best. You are well advised to remember the government's dirty little secret. If they can't help you, they will deny there is a problem.



North America

2011-06-20 Fukushima - The Greatest Nuclear, Environmental Disaster In History by Steven Jones, GlobalResearch.ca
2011-06-22 Prestigious doctor: US nuclear 'Baby valley of death,' Millions to die (video), by Deborah Dupre, examiner.com
2011-06-22 Fukushima Cover Up Continues Amid Looming World Health Crisis Fukushima Radioactivity is Everywhere All Over Northern Hemisphere and Every One is Already Contaminated to Some Degree by Allen L Roland
..."Gundersen’s assessment of solving this crisis is grim.
“Units one through three have nuclear waste on the floor, the melted core, that has plutonium in it, and that has to be removed from the environment for hundreds of thousands of years,” he said. “Somehow, robotically, they will have to go in there and manage to put it in a container and store it for infinity, and that technology doesn’t exist. Nobody knows how to pick up the molten core from the floor, there is no solution available now for picking that up from the floor.”
Gundersen believes it will take experts at least ten years to design and implement the plan.
“So 10 to 15 years from now maybe we can say the reactors have been dismantled, and in the meantime you wind up contaminating the water,” Gundersen said. “We are already seeing Strontium [at] 250 times the allowable limits in the water table at Fukushima. Contaminated water tables are incredibly difficult to clean. So I think we will have a contaminated aquifer in the area of the Fukushima site for a long, long time to come”...
2011-06-24 WHY the USA is IGNORING Fukushima Japan Radiation Fallout, Campaign Contributions? (RT video)
2011-06-25 (for this date, or thereabouts, approximately 14 weeks after the melt-downs) Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout, Dec 19,2011.
Impact Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima.
Authors Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman note that their estimate of 14,000 excess U.S. deaths in the 14 weeks after the Fukushima meltdowns is comparable to the 16,500 excess deaths in the 17 weeks after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The rise in reported deaths after Fukushima was largest among U.S. infants under age one. The 2010-2011 increase for infant deaths in the spring was 1.8 percent, compared to a decrease of 8.37 percent in the preceding 14 weeks.
The IJHS article will be published Tuesday and will be available online as of 11 a.m. EST at http://www.radiation.org.
Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found levels of radiation in air, water, and milk hundreds of times above normal across the U.S. The highest detected levels of Iodine-131 in precipitation in the U.S. were as follows (normal is about 2 picocuries I-131 per liter of water): Boise, ID (390); Kansas City (200); Salt Lake City (190); Jacksonville, FL (150); Olympia, WA (125); and Boston, MA (92)...



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