Today: "IAEA team urges gov't to focus on reducing radiation
danger to public"
IAEA is recommending Japan that it] “'is advised to consider
explaining to the public the importance of focusing on radiation
doses that may actually be received by people, rather than on
data containing contamination levels,' the report said...."
Here: Why is the IAEA advising Japan to focus on the public's
"dose" rather than "data containing contamination
answer is because contamination levels are so high and contamination
is increasingly found to be ubiquitous.
are some links to stories documenting that radiation contamination
is being found in Tokyo and other cities far from Fukushima,
beginning with the latest news
Radiation on Tokyo sidewalk exceeds parts of no-entry zone
exceeding levels in the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima
No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found on a sidewalk in Tokyo.
to an Oct. 12 announcement by Setagaya Ward Mayor Nobuto Hosaka,
the spot in the 5-chome neighborhood of the ward's Tsurumaki
district had radiation levels of 2.707 microsieverts per hour,
higher than the 2.115 microsieverts measured at a monitoring
post on Oct. 12 in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, which is within
the 20-km exclusion zone around the Fukushima plant..."
here: the sidewalk in question is used by students at an elementary
same story is being reported by Asahi and can be found here:
Radiation on Tokyo sidewalk exceeds parts of no-entry zone
is another story documenting contamination:
High cesium levels found in parts of Niigata Prefecture
high levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in parts
of Niigata Prefecture, according to the science ministry...
Niigata Prefecture, 30,000 to 60,000 becquerels of cesium 137
were detected per square meter in parts of Uonuma and Aga, which
border on Fukushima prefecture, and in parts of northern municipalities,
including Sekikawa and Murakami...
highest accumulation levels of cesium 137 were about 20,000
becquerels per square meter in southern parts of Yuzawa, eastern
parts of Akita and other locations."
HERE: The article states that the Chernobyl exclusion zone was
set at 550,000 becquerels per square meter and that contaminated
zones were set at 37,000 becquerels per square meter for Cesium-137.
here are stories from Fukushima Diary and Enenews documenting
DATA ON CONTAMINATION IN FUKUSHIMA, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
Diary provides this data from a leaked government report:
sheet overview (Only Cs-134,137),
from Hayasaka, Namie machi 7/2/2011: 564,215 Bq/Kg
from Teshichiro Namie machi 9/23/2011: 404,814 Bq/kg (5,000
Bq per mushroom)
Soil in a rice field from Tsushima Namie machi 8/22/2011: 254,110
HERE: Someone commenting on the story notes that the levels
may be way higher in actuality:
"How strange, in the NHK Special about Fukushima the numbers
shown are way higher, up to millions of Bq/m2, in cities even
farther than Namie-machi."
Much Radiation is Fukushima Presently Leaking: Who to Believe?,
is reporting today that plant emissions of radiation have dropped
to 100 million becquerels per hour. The government is also considering
revising the evacuation status because the plant will be in
cold shutdown 1 month sooner than anticipated.
Revising evacuation status
"According to the revised plan, the second stage, involving
a state of cold shutdown of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear power plant, will be achieved by the end of this year,
one month earlier than originally targeted.
revised timetable says temperatures around the Numbers 1, 2,
and 3 reactors are less than 100 degrees Celsius, and that the
amount of radiation being emitted has dropped to about 100 million
becquerels per hour. This is about one 8-millionth of the level
when the crisis began, and about half that of a month ago."
HERE: How can the plant be brought into cold shutdown when at
least some of the coriums are not contained? See my post from
yesterday on the infrared maps of reactors 1 and 3
why should we believe Tepco's estimate of current radiation
releases when they are so blatantly lying about the cold shutdown?
Diary recently posted a summary of a NHK report that steam emerging
from the ground near reactor #1 measures 4.7 sieverts an hour
story can also be found at Enenews
is some information plant's radiation releases in late August/early
Chris Busby stated that plant emissions were reported to the
Japanese Prime Minister by Tepco to be 10 to the 13 becquerels
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.[ii]
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,
News Tonight on Fukushima is NOT GOOD: CALL TO ACTION,
Fukushima Diary has assembled evidence on reactor 1 and 3. Reactor
1 is clearly under the ground as evidenced by the infrared images
recently released. I posted on this yesterday.
Fukushima Diary provides further evidence that when Reactor
3 went up, plenty of MOX fuel was released.
sources of information found in this link: http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/10/news-inside-of-reactor-1/
EX-SKF & ENENEWS
separate stories on very high levels of radioactive contamination
found in Japan.
Microsieverts An Hour Found at Primary School
20 Microsieverts An Hour From Car Sold in Chiba
levels of contamination are becoming more and more overt.
people of Japan need to avoid panicking and instead DEMAND THAT
THEIR GOVERNMENT OPERATE TRANSPARENTLY and RESPONSIVELY
People of Japan Need to Demand to Know What is Being Done to
Contain the Out-of-Control Corium in Reactor 1
the hell is going on with this reactor? What is the government
doing? What are the US, Canada, China, Russia, France, etc doing
to help Japan control this situation?
PUBLIC DESERVES TO KNOW.
People of Japan need to demand that their national government
be responsible for all clean up, not just clean up in the exclusion
people of Japan need their government to set up national testing
of food and beverages NOW.
people of Japan need to demand that their level of exposure
be brought down from the dangerous level of 20 millisieverts
people of Japan need to demand that children's schools and parks
be tested and de-contaminated.
children of Japan must not live in fear and their parents must
be provided real guarantees and delivery of safety.
ADD ADDITIONAL DEMANDS!
the people of the other countries affected by this disaster
(most of the northern hemisphere I presume) should be asking
their governments many of the same questions while making many
of the same demands.
Update - 2011/10/18, The Corbett Report
Confirms Steam Leaking Out Of Ground, simplyinfo.org
has admitted to the issue of steam leaking out of the ground
around Unit 1. Water in the basement of the building was cited
as the source of the steam. Extremely high radiation levels
were also reported including a 5 sV reading on the 2nd floor
of unit 1 in August. Readings over 4 sV were also found at unit
1 previously. There has been considerable speculation that the
melted fuel has escaped the containment structure. These concerns
have been backed up by various high radiation readings in the
suppression chamber of unit 1. These readings also spike after
each earthquake at the plant.
Major Japan paper reports on detection of iodine-131 in Tokyo,
Kawasaki, by ENENEWS Admin, 18 Oct 2011
map gives close-up fallout readings by Takahiro
Fukada "The science ministry said Wednesday it has posted
a radiation map that visitors to its website can enlarge to
see to what extent their neighborhoods had been contaminated
by fallout from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant."
Discussion of the Neutron Ray Measured in Tokyo,
story, with informative details, first ran at Fukushima Diary.
Watchers provides an extended discussion of the significance
of this finding
allows triple amount of cesium in food than Chernobyl did —
Over 50% of store-bought seafood samples contaminated with radiation,
Oct. 20 — Greenpeace said 34 of 60 seafood samples bought
from at least several different stores in eastern Japan had
radioactive cesium-134 and -137, reports the AFP.
group also noted that the Japanese standard for cesium in food
of 500 becquerel per kilogram compares with a 150 becquerel
per kilogram limit in Ukraine after Chernobyl.
criticises Japan radiation screening
HEADLINES OCTOBER 22, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
Today: Radiation hotspot found in residential Chiba (Authorities
tested the land and reported a reading of 57.5 microsieverts
Local Gov’t: 276,000 Bq/kg in soil sample near Tokyo,
in Kashiwa — Almost 18 Million Bq/m²
Diary: Breaking news “276,000Bq/Kg soil from Chiba”
on Radioactive Food in Japan (hat tip Jeff Rense)
in West LA: 2 Hepa Filters Oct 3
pm 10-minute INTERIOR average HONEYWELL & KENMORE HEPA FILTER
DUST AGGREGATE: 83.6 CPM OR 216.0% OF NORMAL HIGHER than previous
Nuclear Power Really a Trump Card Against Global Warming? (hat
Towards the Formation of a Radioactive Graveyard in the Pacific
Ocean? Japanese Officials & Experts Late Decision to Expand
Testing Around Fukushima Daiichi by Lucas Whitefield Hixson