and Other Asian Countries
Tokyo Be Evacuated Due to Fukushima Radiation?,
Tokyo Radiation Exceeds Chernobyl In Some Places
… Japanese Government and Experts Discuss Evacuation,
by Washington's Blog.
of the Day: What’s happening in Fukushima?
posted by Mochizuki [Rense.com]
Japanese government declared Fukushima nuclear plants can be
settled (kept under 100C) (“cold shutdown”) by the
end of this year.
Koide from Kyoto university warns it is too unrealistic.
he says, we do not know where the fuel rods in the reactors.We
do not even know how the vessels are right now.
managed to fix the water measurement is reactor 1, but the measurements
are broken in reactor 2 and 3. We do not even know where the
water is which they keep giving in.
Tepco admitted hundreds of tons of water flow into the basement
floor of each reactor on the daily basis.
newspaper reported there were 100,000 tons of water. It must
be reduced to 51,600 tons after pumping by 9/13. However,there
is estimated at least 81,300 tons water still.
has been explaining it is because of water, but still it’s
newspaper reports there is possibility that groundwater is flowing
into the basement floor from the cracks.
the view of a civil engineer (me), another possibility is that
water is coming from “the sea”. It sounds more rational
that there is a crack / cracks to connect the basement floor
and sea,and sea water comes into the basement floor.
so, no matter how much they pump up the water, water keeps coming
in by siphon effect until the surface is as high as sea water
level (the same mechanism of toilet)
estimates nuclear fuel rods may be now 12m deep under ground
at reactor 1-3. Only God knows about reactor 4.
rods can not be taken out for 1~2 years. One piece of the fuel
rods is estimated to sink into the ground at a rate of 17m per
year. Therefore, 2 years from now, they may be 34m underground..."
nuke expert: Melted fuel rods estimated to be 12 meters underground
Reactors No. 1-3 — To be 100 feet deep in a year (AUDIO),
of the Day: What’s happening in Fukushima?, Fukushima
Diary, September 20, 2011:
Koide, assistant professor at Kyoto University's Research Reactor
Institute] estimates nuclear fuel rods may be now 12m deep under
ground at reactor 1-3. Only God knows about reactor 4.
rods can not be taken out for 1~2 years. One piece of the fuel
rods is estimated to sink into the ground at a rate of 17m per
year. Therefore, 2 years from now, they may be 34m underground."
Propaganda Sep 23, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
the WSJ reports in "Storm Strikes Central Japan" Sep
22 p. A10
at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where engineers
are still struggling with small radiation leaks due to the tsunami
damage, said the typhoon's driving winds and rain caused no
immediate problems there other than a broken security camera..."
Here: Let us examine the outright lies first.
1: Lie 1 is that the plant was damaged only, or primiarly by
the tsunami. In actuality, the plant was in trouble before the
Gunderson of Fairewinds has reported quite extensively on this
fact. His conclusion is that any sustained power loss causes
the Mark 1 boiling water reactors to have a meltdown and, furthermore,
these reactors are susceptible to melt-throughs because of holes
engineered into the reactor containment structures. Visit Fairewinds
and listen to his analyses to substantiate my claims made here.
2: Lie 2 is that the radiation leaks are small. In fact, the
radiation leaks are NOT small. I wish they were. See the paragraph
of data I paste at the end of this post.
NHK is reporting releases of "200-million becquerels per
hour in the first half of September" http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_39.html
EPA levels for the US continue to remain high and are actually
increasing in some areas, like California and Arizona. http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/04/12/realtime-epa-radnet-japan-nuclear-radiation-monitoring-every-us-city-single-page-16511/
that we have examined the outright lies, let us examine the
1: The WSJ reports that Tepco claims the rain caused no additional
radiation levels in Japan spiked during the time of the tsunami.
we know from NHK reporting that Tepco was very concerned about
additional water flooding the basements and thereby producing
yet more highly radioactive water.
strongly doubt that the terrible storm improved conditions at
the plant and the storm most surely increased the radioactive
water that Tepco is struggling to de-contaminate.
2: The only damage reported was a broken security camera.
going blank, the security camera showed rain and a collapsing
crane in the area of reactor #3. There is some debate about
whether the crane was collapsed or collapsed unintentionally.
Then the camera went black.
all the other outright lies in this WSJ report (asserted by
Tepco), I see no reason why we should believe that the camera
was broken by the storm. A more likely scenario is that the
camera was disabled so that any substantial problems at the
plant that occurred during the storm (or were feared that might
occur) were not recorded.
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.
feel very discouraged reading about rice contamination in Japan
levels of radiation in rice from Obama district — “Set
off alarm in the Japanese media”
original story and link at Mainichi
Fukushima Prefectural Government said on Sept. 23 that it had
detected 500 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram --
the government-set allowable limit -- in a sample of "Hitomebore"
rice collected in Nihonmatsu's Obama district...."
Ex-SKF is also running the story
named "Robert" posted an important comment at Ex-SKF's
blog post about this isssue:
standards of 500 or 200 are arbitrary. Less than 200 becqerels
per kg due to radiocesium in rice does not make it safe to
consume the rice. If the Government of Japan were honest they
would publish a table showing the risk of cancer as odds of
getting cancer for every kg of rice consumed for people of
every age from 5 to 90 years old. World renouned late physicist
and physian John Gofman published such a table of risks of
getting cancer from common medical x-ray exams in a book he
wrote with a similiar title. The risks were in the form of
odds such as 1 in 500,000, or 1 in 87. He tabluated these
risks, and they varied widely depending on the type of exam
and the age of the person. The youngest people including children
had the highest risk, because risk is greater for the people
with the satistical greatest continued life span. While obviously
double blinded studies are unethical to study cesium, enough
data can be obtained from data from previous accidents and
other sources to enable an educated estimates. THIS WILL ALLOW
PEOPLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY CONSIDER IT DANGEROUS OR
NOT BASED ON THEIR OWN VIEWS OF LIFE. Another thing Dr. Gofman
discovered is that there is no safe threshold for radiation.
He also discovered the fact that, low radiation is more dangerous
than the proportional numbers would indicate. That is consuming
rice at 50 becquerals per kg is more than 50 percent as dangerous
as consuming it at 100 becquelals per kg. So learn the facts
and beware and don't depend on arbitrary standards that are
moved up and down like a yo yo to accommodate the current
economic viewpoint of the big interests."
here: consuming radioactive food is a big problem. Rice is just
the tip of the iceberg because beef, vegetables and water have
also been contaminated in Japan. Let me provide some examples
of reports of contaminated food that occurred earlier in the
disaster plus an assessment of the dangers of radioactive food,
which supports comments made above by Robert
- Gov't orders 4 prefectures to suspend some food shipments
TOKYO, March 22, Kyodo. The government ordered Fukushima and
three other prefectures Monday to suspend shipments of spinach
and another leaf vegetable following the detection of radioactive
substances in the produce at levels beyond legal limits, while
trace amounts of radioactive substances were detected in tap
water samples collected Sunday and Monday in nine prefectures.
High levels of radioactive substances were also detected in
seawater near a troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima
Prefecture, according to the plant operator Tokyo Electric
Power Co. The company said it is too early to assess the impact
on fishery products http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80024.html
- Radioactive iodine and cesium have been found in spinach
and ''kakina,'' another leaf vegetable, produced in and around
Fukushima Prefecture at levels exceeding legal limits since
the radiation leaks at the six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant following the March 11 earthquake and ensuing
- Spinach with radiation 27 times higher than limit found
in Japan TOKYO, March 21, Kyodo
Spinach with radioactive iodine 27 times more than the government-regulated
limit was found in the city of Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture,
more than 100 kilometers south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear power plant, but the radiation levels do not affect
human health, local authorities said Sunday. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/79856.html
- The World Health Organization says the detection of radiation
in food is a more serious problem than first expected, and
food contamination is not a localized problem. It says, however,
there is no evidence of contaminated food from Fukushima reaching
other countries. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-japan-quake-snapshot-idUSTRE72J4BM20110321
- Meanwhile, tap water collected Sunday showed both radioactive
iodine and cesium in samples from Tochigi and Gunma prefectures,
while iodine alone was found in samples from Saitama, Chiba,
Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata and Yamanashi prefectures, according
to a nationwide survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80024.html
- THE LIES 'Eating food with (radioactive levels) exceeding
provisional limits isn't going to affect your health,'' Chief
Cabinet Secretary Edano added, urging the public not to overreact
to the findings. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80024.html
- Barbara Rose Johnston is an anthropologist and senior research
fellow at the Center for Political Ecology. She is the co-author
of The Consequential Dangers of Nuclear War: the Rongelap
Report. Look for her latest book from Left Coast Press, Life
and Death Matters: Human Rights, Environment, and Social Justice,
to be released in July 2009 published at counterpunch 3/21/2011
- [excerpted' "The assertion that low-level exposure
to radiation represents no human threat is an artifact of
Cold War-era science that was shaped to meet government and
industry needs. During the Cold War, scientific findings on
health effects to nuclear fallout that contradicted the official
narrative were typically censored. Scientists were not only
punished for their work, they were also blacklisted -- one
example of this was American anthropologist Earle Reynolds
whose work for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission was censored
in 1953 by the US government. His research showed that Japanese
children who were exposed to fallout were not only smaller
than their counterparts, but had less resistance to disease
in general and were more susceptible to cancer, especially
- Johnston writes: "Several … sources document
radiogenic health outcomes that sharply contrast mainstream
reports: Declassified records of US human radiation experiments
and similar Soviet records; Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
records; new research conducted by Japanese scientists; long-term
research on Chernobyl survivors; and research done for the
Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal proceedings.
- But what does this mean?...
- For example, fallout and the movement of radionuclides through
marine and terrestrial environments ultimately get into the
food chain and the human body.
- The toxicity of contaminants and radioactivity in fallout
represent significant health risks.
- Acute exposures are further complicated when followed by
chronic exposure, as such assaults have a cumulative and synergistic
effect on health and well-being.
- Chronic exposure to fallout does more than increase the
risk of developing cancers, it threatens the immune system,
can exacerbate pre-existing conditions, affects fertility,
increases rates of birth defects, and can retard physical
and mental development, among other things. And we know the
effects of such exposures can last for generations
Amounts Of Neptunium 239 Detected 60 Km From Fukushima!!!,
SPA Magazine: Researcher Says Large Amount of Neptunium-239
Also in Date City, Fukushima (EX-SKF, Sep. 12, 2011):
the same researcher who said several
thousand becquerels/kg of neptunium-239 was found in the soil
in Iitate-mura, about 35 km northwest of Fukushima I Nuclear
Power Plant. It seems it’s not just Iitate-mura that
got doused with neptunium, which decays into plutonium. Date
City, about 25 km northwest from Iitate-mura and 60 km from
Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, also got a large amount of
recap, uranium-239, whose half life is about 24 minutes, decays
into neptunium-239 with a half life of about 2.5 days, which
then decays into plutonium-239 whose half life is 24,200 years.
the reason for withholding the information is explained in
the article below as “the research paper being peer-reviewed
by a foreign scientific journal” – a make-or-break
event, apparently, for a young researcher at a prestigious
university in Japan – and as precaution against the
possible Japanese government action to squash the information.
The article was written by the same husband & wife comedian
couple who first wrote about neptunium in Iitate-mura on their
blog magazine in early August.
sure the nuclear experts who have appeared on TV to soothe
the populace ever since the March 11 nuclear accident has
the good explanation for neptunium-239 in these locations.
They’ve kept saying “No way plutonium will be
found outside the compound, because it is heavy and it doesn’t
fly”. Oh I get it. It’s plutonium they were talking
about, not neptunium which decays into plutonium. My bad.
Nikkan SPA September
13 issue (part on Date City only):
The email began thus:
heard it directly from a university researcher whose specialty
is radiation measurement. Neptunium, the nuclide that decays
into plutonium, flew at least to Iitate-mura and Date City
in large quantity. The current survey method focuses only
on gamma ray, and all it detects is radioactive cesium.
The real danger is alpha-nuclides, which continues to be
ignored. Iitate-mura may be being betrayed again…”
article by the comedian cum independent journalist couple
continues and says this person attended a lecture given by
still doesn’t make sense to me that the information
already freely given at a public lecture has to be withheld
because of the peer-review process, but oh well.
City by the way has been selected by the national government
to conduct “decontamination” experiments. So is
Iitate-mura. They are using high-pressure spray washers to
blast roofs, sidings and roads, and digging up the soil. Plutonium?
Iitate-mura, though, almost all residents in Date City still
live within the city. Even those who are ordered to move because
of high radiation level in their homes have moved to temporary
housing that the city has provided, within the city.