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Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections


9 - 15 October 2011




North America






Japan

2011-10-11 New Decontamination Plan in Japan, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
NHK: Decontamination plan compiled
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_24.html
"...Ministry officials say decontamination will be carried out in areas where radiation levels are higher than 1 millisievert per year.
The ministry revised an earlier plan to only decontaminate places with more than 5 millisieverts per year. Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture that have areas with less than 5 millisieverts argued they should be included in the cleanup.
The government will be responsible for the decontamination of no-entry zones and government-designated evacuation zones. Local governments will clean up the rest of the affected areas...
Government Ministry officials say the government will help prefectures that have a massive amount of radioactive waste...."
MAJIA HERE: The same problems hold as I identified previously.
Where are "local governments" going to store all of the radioactive debris?
How are they going to pay for this work?
My bet is they are going to incinerate the debris because that is probably the easiest and cheapest solution.
This move to require local governments to clean up and dispose of radioactive debris is madness.
2011-10-13 Radiation Contamination in Japan is GETTING WORSE, NOT BETTER, majiasblog.blogspot.com
Bobby1 at Enenews Tracked Down This Story and Reported it at Enenews.
http://enenews.com/bloomberg-one-tokyo-ward-13-schools-radiation-levels-above-safety-standard#comments
It is an important story because it demonstrates that the contamination is getting worse across time.
Yomiuri: "5 Micro Sievert Andersen Park in Funabashi" [Chiba Prefecture]
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20111013-OYT1T00678.htm (Japanese)
Link to Translated Version (I used google translate)
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-
8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yomiuri.co.jp%2Fnational%2
Fnews%2F20111013-OYT1T00678.htm&act=url

Paraphrase: Civic groups found 5.82 uSv/hr."
A measurement on the morning of April 13 in the same place found 0.91 micro sievert an hour.
Majia here: The continual leakage of radioactive steam from Fukushima coupled with the incineration of radioactive debris are contaminating all of Japan (and probably all of the northern hemisphere)
2011-10-14 Japan Contamination Maps: Radiation is Spreading...by Lucas W Hixson, globalresearch.ca

Seven months after a triple meltdown at the coastal nuclear plant, as Japan is still trying to get a sense of the radioactive fallout, regulators, operators, and investors in the nuclear industry face the toughest daily battle in 30 years. Numerous hot spots well outside the 20 km exclusion zone keep popping up.
Elevated levels of radioactive cesium have been recently found more than 240 kilometers from the plant. Concerned residents who doubt the accuracy of the government’s monitoring now perform their own tests.

Japans Citizen/Patriots Show Contamination Problems Accumulating

Recently updated contamination maps provided to Japanese citizens have shown that the contamination is spreading, but the government and TEPCO are still not releasing analysis of all of the data required to ensure public safety, most notably a full analysis of radioactive isotopes released from the 4 crippled reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi.
A recent soil sample in Yokohama, analyzed earlier this week near Tokyo, was found to contain strontium-90, an isotope that can accumulate in bones and cause cancer.

According to a TBS report, the level of radioactive strontium was 195 becquerels, which is 95 becquerels per kilogram above the government standard.
The strontium was found atop an apartment building in a measurement made by a private agency at the request of a resident, and was not recorded in the regular monitoring done by the ward. Yokohama is about 250 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

This was the second finding in the area in the last month, following the announcement from the Yokohama government last month that it detected 40,200 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram of sediment collected from one part of a roadside ditch, easily exceeding the 5,000 bq government benchmark.
In the city of Funabashi in Chiba Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, officials said Thursday that a small part of a park in the city recorded elevated levels of radiation, about five times the highest levels previously detected in the city since the nuclear accident.

In both cases, local authorities confirmed elevated contamination after being informed by local citizens' groups that had measured levels with their own measuring devices, and did not explain why the elevated readings were not present on official surveys, one can only hope that the recent public findings have a positive effect on the accuracy of the official surveys across Japan.

Soil in the Watari District, of Fukushima has been found with contamination over 500% the normal levels of radiation, and the entire district is very highly contaminated. Officials had apparently also missed these hot spots in earlier surveys.
These average Japenese patriots carrying radiation-monitoring equipment have found unreported hot-spots in an alarmingly large number of areas around the nation, typically before municipalities and other official monitoring officials. This not only fuels the belief that the government is willingly turning their eye on a situation that is continually leaving them gasping for any sense of clarity, but also has an impact on the citizens daily stress and belief in their government .

"I know quite a few people around here who have bought radiation counters," said Yoshinori Oda, a 71-year-old retired Setagaya resident who lives just a few hundred meters from the sidewalk in question. "There are many families with young kids around here, and the worried parents are rich enough to buy expensive measuring devices.

These findings have been even worse for the image of the government, as it has already publicly embarrassed Japanese officials into promising even MORE detailed government monitoring of radiation levels in the country’s most populous region..."


North America

 

2011-10-13 NEPTUNIUM 239 Fallout Once Again Rains Down On The USA- [Maximum Alert] (video), POTRBLOG.com.
[MAXIMUM ALERT] Fukushima Fallout Indicative of Neptunium 239 Again Hits the Western and North Western United States
The Fukushima Fallout detected in Saint Louis, Mo on 10/12/11 contains radioactive contamination with a half life of approximately 2.4 days. The measured half life is indicative of Neptunium 239, which decays into harder to detect Plutonium 239. Based on Jet Stream patterns we expect that fallout concentrations were significantly higher in the Western and Northwestern states.
The specific identification of Neptunium 239 does contain an element of uncertainty; however, prudent cost effective risk mitigation actions are strongly indicated. Primary of such actions is to wash contaminated vehicles in a brushed car wash before allowing such vehicles to be parked inside of a habitable building.
Further analysis of the decay products is on going. Check www.POTRBLOG.com for further updates and analysis

 

Europe

2011-10-13 How Fukushima Releases Expanded the New Arctic Ozone Hole by Yoichi Shimatsu


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