Radiation detected in drinking water from underground source
— Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns
by ENENEWS Admin
measured from 5 of 18 children in Saitama posted
by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com
Analysis Center measured Cesium from the urine of 5 out of 18
children in Saitama.
10 years old, female, Cs-134 = 0.51 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 = 0.53 Bq/Kg
9 years old, male, Cs-134 = 0.36 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 = 0.48 Bq/Kg,
4/2 ~ 4/5 + 7/28 ~ 8/21 + 8/24 + 9/1 ~? evacuated to other city,
drinking bottled water for most of the time.
3 years old, female, Cs-134 = 0.20 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 = 0.24 Bq/Kg,
using water purifying system for cooking and drinking.
3 years old, female, Cs-134 = 0.18 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 = 0.26 Bq/Kg
3 years old, female, Cs-134 = 0.15 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 = 0.19 Bq/Kg,
evacuated from 8/16 to 8/21, avoided school lunch on Tuesday
and Friday, after June, ordered uncontaminated vegetables, beef,
milk, and meat, bought water from Mie for drinking.
(1) is one of the worst data out of Fukushima.
they take care about food etc or not whether they evacuate to
other city or not, they can be internally exposed.
of 5 are female.
Medical Association Journal: Japanese Response to Fukushima
Even Worse than Communist Russian Response to Chernobyl …
“The Japanese Government Was Lying Through Its Teeth”,
“Unconscionable” Failure Of Government … a
“Culture of Coverup,” washingtonsblog.com.
peer-reviewed Journal of the Canadian Medical Association –
year-old national association – slammed the Japanese government
for lying about Fukushima:
“culture of coverup” and inadequate cleanup efforts
have combined to leave Japanese people exposed to “unconscionable”
health risks nine months after last year’s
meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power
plant, health experts say.
the Japanese government has declared the plant virtually stable,
some experts are calling for evacuation of people from a wider
area, which they say is contaminated with radioactive fallout.
also calling for the Japanese government to reinstate internationally-approved
radiation exposure limits for members of the public and are
slagging government officials for “extreme lack of transparent,
timely and comprehensive communication.”
government may soon allow some of the more than 100 000 evacuees
from the area around the plant to return to their homes.
plant is still badly damaged and leaking radiation, says Tilman
Ruff, chair of the Medical Association for Prevention of Nuclear
War, who visited the Fukushima prefecture in August. “There
are major issues of contamination on the site. Aftershocks
have been continuing and are expected to continue for many
months, and some of those are quite large, potentially causing
further damage to structures that are already unstable and
weakened. And we know that there’s about 120 000 tons
of highly contaminated water in the base of the plant, and
there’s been significant and ongoing leakage into the
full extent of contamination across the country is even less
clear, says Ira Hefland, a member of the board of directors
for Physicians for Social Responsibility. “We still
don’t know exactly what radiation doses people were
exposed to [in the immediate aftermath of the disaster] or
what ongoing doses people are being exposed to. Most of the
information we’re getting at this point is a series
of contradictory statements where the government assures the
people that everything’s okay and private citizens doing
their own radiation monitoring come up with higher readings
than the government says they should be finding.”
officials in Tokyo have documented elevated levels of cesium
— a radioactive material with a half-life of 30 years
that can cause leukemia and other cancers — more than
200 kilometres away from the plant, equal to the levels in
the 20 kilometre exclusion zone, says Robert Gould, another
member of the board of directors for Physicians for Social
authorities have urged Japan to expand the exclusion zone
around the plant to 80 kilometres but the government
has instead opted to “define the problem out of existence”
by raising the permissible level of radiation exposure
for members of the public to 20 millisieverts per year, considerably
higher than the international standard of one millisievert
per year, Gould adds.
“arbitrary increase” in the maximum permissible
dose of radiation is an “unconscionable” failure
of government, contends Ruff. “Subject
a class of 30 children to 20 millisieverts of radiation for
five years and you’re talking an increased risk of cancer
to the order of about 1 in 30, which is completely unacceptable.
I’m not aware of any other government in
recent decades that’s been willing to accept such a
high level of radiation-related risk for its population.”
the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
in the Ukraine, “clear targets were set so that anybody
anticipated to receive more than five millisieverts in a year
were evacuated, no question,” Ruff explains. In areas
with levels between one and five millisieverts, measures were
taken to mitigate the risk of ingesting radioactive materials,
including bans on local food consumption, and residents were
offered the option of relocating. Exposures below one millisievert
were still considered worth monitoring.
comparison, the Japanese government has implemented a campaign
to encourage the public to buy produce from the Fukushima
area, Ruff added. “That response [in Chernobyl]
25 years ago in that much less technically sophisticated,
much less open or democratic context, was, from
a public health point of view, much more responsible than
what’s being done in modern Japan this year.”
Japan to impose similar strictures, officials would have to
evacuate some 1800 square kilometres and impose restrictions
on food produced in another 11 100 square kilometres, according
to estimates of the contamination presented by Dr. Kozo Tatara
for the Japan Public Health Association at the American Public
Health Association’s 139th annual meeting and exposition
in November in Washington, District of Columbia.
Japanese government is essentially contending that the higher
dose is “not dangerous,” explains Hefland. “However,
since the accident, it’s become clear the
Japanese government was lying through its teeth, doing everything
it possible could to minimize public concern, even when that
meant denying the public information needed to make informed
decisions, and probably still is.”
now clear they knew within a day or so there had been a meltdown
at the plant, yet they didn’t disclose that for weeks,
and only with great prodding from the outside,” Hefland
adds. “And at the same moment he was assuring people
there was no public health disaster, the Prime Minister now
concedes that he thought Tokyo would have to be evacuated
but was doing nothing to bring that about'...”
Bq of cesium from daily food in Fukushima, posted
by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com
newspaper and Tokyo Metropolitan University measured daily food
of 11 people living in 11 different locations.
samples were taken from 11/13 ~ 11/15. They mixed 3 meals and
snacks and then put them into a mixer and measured cesium by
germanium semiconductor detector taking 2 hours.
result shows in the worst case, you take 220 Bq of cesium from
breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks everyday non-stop.
Fukushima 140 ~ 220 Bq per day
Gunma 30 ~ 81 Bq per day
Miyagi 29 ~ 33 Bq per day
is a famous graph of ICRP. It shows how much radiation is stocked
in your body if you keep having contaminated food everyday.
axis = date
axis = Bq
simplest put is, if you have 10 Bq from food everyday, you become
as contaminated as the 10 Bq food in 2 months. (If you weigh
From Japan: How Bad Can Fukushima Get?, majiasblog.blogspot.com
wants to buy abandoned Fukushima land to store radioactive waste
starts operating new centrifuges for enriching uranium http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111229p2g00m0dm010000c.html
ACCIDENT INTERIM REPORT / Without water, reactor cores heated
hospitals in financial strife / Services being cut as medical
facilities' losses top 12 billion yen due to nuclear crisis
"Hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture are facing financial
strain--and cutting services--due to the ongoing impact of the
crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear
prefecture's hospital association, to which about 90 percent
of its hospitals belong, recently estimated that the hospitals'
combined losses would reach at least 12.6 billion yen for the
first year after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis in March.The
hospitals demanded TEPCO pay compensation for the first six
months." [end quote]
is considerable speculation at Enenews on the webcam discussion
forum that fires are burning at the plant in the spent fuel
pools of units 2 and 3.
readings for many areas of the US still reporting are extremely
high, indicating rising levels of radiation in Japan
was just at 800 CPM beta
was at 450 CPM beta
CA was off the charts (which reach 1000CPM) on Dec 11 and was
recently (yesterday) at 850 CPM beta.
spent fuel pools, or simply fissioning of melted coriums, could
explain these high levels. Some commentators have suggested
that what we have are open China syndrome pits of burning, fissioning
much fuel is at the plant? Bobby1 at Enenews posted this link:
"The Daiichi complex had a total of 1760 metric tons of
fresh and used nuclear fuel on site last year, according to
a presentation by its owners, the Tokyo Electric Power Company
(Tepco). The most damaged Daiichi reactor, number 3, contains
about 90 tons of fuel, and the storage pool above reactor 4,
which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s)
Gregory Jaczko reported yesterday had lost its cooling water,
contains 135 tons of spent fuel. The amount of fuel lost in
the core melt at Three Mile Island in 1979 was about 30 tons;
the Chernobyl reactors had about 180 tons when the accident
occurred in 1986…." http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/03/how-much-fuel-is-at-risk-at-fukushima.html?rss=1
Here: Commentators at Enenews are suggesting ELE if this disaster
is not contained.
I don't know how accurate a description that is, but I am becoming
very worried that no apparent, collective, collaborative response
has been forthcoming for the largest nuclear disaster ever.
I am worried that radiation levels are increasing in Japan and
the US and I am worried that governments are doing nothing to
protect their citizens.
Corporate Exodus?, majiasblog.blogspot.com.
"Japan's SMFG Eyeing Deals" Wall Street Journal Dec
30 p. C3
article examines Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, which is considering
is one quote in the article that is particularly noteworthy:
lot of Japanese companies are going abroad and I see it as a
chance [for SMFG to increase lending] given the country's overbanking
situation,' Mr Miyata said."
here: this is the second recent article in the WSJ about Japanese
companies moving abroad.
concern is that rather than properly clean up areas contaminated
by Fukushima, Japan's elite will simply leave, abandoning the
rest of their countrymen to the radiation...
Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive
Dumping in Tokyo Bay (Fairewinds Video) (20:33).
NHK starting to broadcast truth — Large increase in brain
tumors and cancers near nuke plant — “Everyone died.
Just I’m alive. It’s killing me.” says 18
year old [in Gernmany] — Gov’t kept telling them
ICRP says safe, enenews.com
underestimated the low dose symptom risk by 85%, Fukushima
Diary, Dec. 30, 2011:
is starting to change its attitude to the truth. It’s
finally starting to broadcast what is actually true.
12/28/2011, NHK reported ICRP’s [International Commission
on Radiological Protection] manipulation in late 80s.
this TV show, NHK reported that ICRP manipulated the actual
data for the political reason. [...]
standard has been known as a false “science” [...]
risk is increased even if it’s only 10mSv unlike ICRP
by ICRP Officials
would know the actual risk of low dose”
if you underestimated it to be half as actual, it wouldn’t
was no scientific basis — We just decided for our own
Increase in Parts of Sweden affected by Chernobyl
Chernobyl, the cancer rate in Sweden has gone beyond the estimation
of Sweden, where is affected by Chernobyl, cancer rate is increasing
dose is only 0.2 mSv, which is one in fifth of ICRP standard
risk increased by 34% annually
Near Nuclear Plant (Appears to be in Dresden, Germany)
girl who got a brain tumor at 14 years old
she’s 18 but stopped growing [body size or tumor?] since
lives near a nuc[lear] plant
used to use the water underground
died. Just I’m alive. It’s killing me.”
kept telling them it’s safe based on ICRP standard
tumor and leukemia increased by 30%
cancer increased by 200%
report also notes that the ICRP is supported by
Regulatory Commission USA: 250,000 USD
of the European Communities : 130,455 USD
of Nuclear Safety Germany : 115,021 USD
Atomic Energy Agency : 45,000 USD
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission : 40,000 USD etc..
: 617,168 US