- 25 June 2011
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
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
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
a TV Asahi program on June 16, [Hiroaki Koide, an assistant
professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute]
made the following comment:
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.”
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.
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. [...]
is the greatest nuclear and environmental disaster in human
history by Steven C. Jones, globalresearch.ca
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.
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.
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..."
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
- The Greatest Nuclear, Environmental Disaster In History
by Steven Jones, GlobalResearch.ca
doctor: US nuclear 'Baby valley of death,' Millions to die (video),
by Deborah Dupre, examiner.com
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
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.”
believes it will take experts at least ten years to design and
implement the plan.
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”...
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.
Seen As Roughly Comparable to Radiation-Related Deaths After
Chernobyl; Infants Are Hardest Hit, With Continuing Research
Showing Even Higher Possible Death Count.
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.
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.
IJHS article will be published Tuesday and will be available
online as of 11 a.m. EST at http://www.radiation.org.
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)...