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Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections


15 Jan - 21 Jan 2012



Japan



From M4 quake centered near Fukushima plant — Only 10km deep — Level 3 of 7 intensity in Iwaki (MAPS), enenews.com, January 18, 2012

 

Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated from Fairewinds Energy Education on Vimeo.


Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated by Fairewinds Energy Education "Fairewinds analyzes cancer rates for young children near Fukushima using the National Academy of Science's BEIR (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation) VII Report. Based on BEIR VII, Fairewinds determines that at least one in every 100 young girls will develop cancer for every year they are exposed to 20 millisieverts [millisievert (1 mSv = 0.001 Sv)] of radiation. The 20-millisievert/ year figure is what the Japanese government is currently calculating as the legal limit of radiological exposure to allow habitation of contaminated areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In this video, Fairewinds introduces additional analysis by Ian Goddard showing that the BEIR VII report underestimates the true cancer rates to young children living near Fukushima Daiichi. Looking at the scientific data presented by Mr. Goddard, Fairewinds has determined that at least one out of every 20 young girls (5%) living in an area where the radiological exposure is 20 millisieverts for five years will develop cancer in their lifetime." (h/t Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated — 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO), enenews.com, Jan 18, 2012)


North America








Japan, Asia and Australia

 

2012-01-16 600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report, enenews.com.
2012-01-15 (for this day) Fukushima fall-out spiked up again, posted by Mochizuki on January 17th, 2012
Fall-out level in Fukushima was in a slow decreasing trend since 1/8/2012, but it spiked up again on 1/15/2012.

  1/14/2012 1/15/2012
Cesium 134 : 13.5 81.7 (MBq/km2)
Cesium 137 : 21.1 115 (MBq/km2)

2012-01-17 M4.2 quake in Fukushima, followed by M3.5 30 minutes later, enenews.com
2012-01-17 Cesium fallout in Fukushima spikes again — Highest levels since day after New Year’s quake, enenews.com
2012-01-17 Spent Fuel Pool cooling systems at Fukushima Daiichi and Daini stopped after power supply problem, enenews.com
2012-01-17 Cesium fallout in Fukushima spikes again — Highest levels since day after New Year’s quake, enenews.com.
2012-01-17 Last Night on the Fukushima Webcam..., majiasblog.blogspot.com
I was watching through this cam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyZRHekr6cg&list=
LE6AG81pAkf6Lbi_1VC5NmPAA&feature=plcp

I saw unmistakeable fire at the base of unit #3.
The fire glowed yellow and occasionally flames were distinguishable.
Commentators at Enenews believe the fires around 3 may be from the fuel rods that were dispersed in that unit's massive explosion.
There also seems to be fires near unit 4.
Today Enenews and Fukushima Diary are reporting a significant cesium spike in Fukushima:
http://enenews.com/cesium-fallout-in-fukushima-spikes-again-highest-levels-since-day-after-new-years-quake
http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/01/fukushima-fall-out-spiked-up-again/
data sheet: http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/j/koukabutsu20.pdf
We are in unprecedented territory as the melt-throughs continue.
The status of the spent fuel pool in unit 4 is not clear; although many commentators believe it is on the verge of collapsing, if it has not already collapsed.
How much radiation can be released by this mega-disaster and what are the consequences going to be from this unprecedented and apparently unmitigated catastrophe?
2012-01-18 M4 quake centered near Fukushima plant — Only 10km deep — Level 3 of 7 intensity in Iwaki (MAPS), enenews.com
2012-01-18 HAARP And How Fukushima Radiation Beamed Down To Australia by Yoichi Shimatsu, Former General Editor - The Japan Times Weekly, Rense.com World Exclusive [Editor's Note: This is an alternative theory to the one suggested by the PORTBLOG team that the radiation which hit Australia came off contaminated ocean water circling back towards the western Pacific with a tighter "inside the loop" version of the greater clockwise North Pacific Loop Current. I require more research before I can competently evaluate either theory].
2012-01-18 Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated — 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO), enenews.com
2012-01-19 Economist.com: Journalist covering Fukushima reportedly harassed and imprisoned on return to Tokyo — “What are the names of people you met in Fukushima?” asked officer, enenews.com
2012-01-20 Plutonium detected under 70 miles from Tokyo -Gov’t by Enenews Admin
Title: Readings of Sea Area Monitoring at offshore of Ibaraki Prefecture
Source: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Release Date: Jan 20, 2012
Sample taken: 2011/9/8; Location: 36º 25.0' N 140º 43.0' E; Depth: 49 meters

* Pu-238: 0.015 Bq/kg
* Pu-239 + 240: 0.97 Bq/kg
* Am-241: 0.50 Bq/kg

2012-01-21 ALERT- Solar Flare Interaction with High Atomic Weight Fukushima Fallout by Potrblog


North America

 

2012-01-15 USATODAY: Thyroid cancer cases on the rise, say specialists — “There is definitely something going on” — I used to see 4 a year, now it can be 4 a month, enenews.com.
Title: Medical researchers unsure why thyroid cancer cases on the rise
Source: The Indianapolis Star (USATODAY), Author:Shari Rudavsky, Date: Jan 15, 2012

National Cancer Institute statistics suggest that in recent years the number of cases of this often curable cancer has increased by about 6.5%. Over a decade, that has added up to make thyroid cancer the fastest-increasing cancer, says Tod Huntley, an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with the Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy in Indianapolis.
“Ten years ago, if I saw four new thyroid cancer patients a year, it would have been a lot,” says G. Irene Minor, a radiation oncologist with Indiana University Health Central Indiana Cancer Center. “Now sometimes I see that many in a month, and I have seen three in a week.” [...]
A recent study showed that the increase is not just in smaller tumors, which might have to do with detection, but also in larger ones, Huntley says.
“There is definitely something going on,” he says. “How much is due to increased surveillance and detection and how much is due to an actual biological change in disease prevalence, we don’t know, but we know it’s both.” [...]

Read the report here, h/t enformable.

2012-01-16 at 9:36 pm LapeerKate, enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-monitoring-data-dec-17-2011-present

Hi everyone!
Raining here in Detroit, Michigan. I have some updated rain readings:
1-11-12 8:02pm EST 83.5cpm (scanned 21min.) Background 40.0cpm
1-12-12 4:52pm EST 92.3cpm (scanned 18min.) Background 37.4cpm
1-12-12 7:26pm EST 90.0cpm (scanned 27min.) Background 42.1cpm
1-16-12 8:13pm EST 168.1cpm (scanned 27min.) Background 38.4cpm
All done with Inspector/Inspector EXP.
Many thanks to everyone here on enenews. Stay warm and dry!

2012-01-16 Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago by Enenews Admin
2012-01-16 Fukushima Day 312 - The 72 hour Radiation FALLOUT FORECAST for Canada, USA & Europe - HEADS UP (video) uploaded by connectingdots1, "Radiation fallout forecast for Canada, the US and Europe for the next 72 hours for the Orion Talk Radio Network. Heavy rain plus jet stream puts PNW at highest risk. Please share with anyone you know who lives in this region." Uploaded by ichicax4 on Jan 16, 2012
2012-01-16 Radiation Fallout Levels Increasing, Bio-Accumulation Evident, majiasblog.blogspot.com
These headlines prove the point:
Enenews reports on UC Berkeley Research: Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago http://enenews.com/over-epa-limit-cesium-levels-in-san-francisco-area-milk-now-higher-than-6-months-ago
Bobby1 comments: cesium-134/137 ratio has increased from October. This is “new” cesium. Cesium 134 has a half-life of 2 years versus 30 years for 137, so the 134 level should have dropped
Meanwhile, radiation spike detected for more than 4 hours in Australia 8 X Background in wind measuring 20 miles per hour. May be attributable to Fukushima http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8850795848027608997
#editor/target=post;postID=5458005159272701997
And Fukushima Diary presents us with an astonishing assemblage of mutated vegetables.
http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/01/vegetables-deformed-stress/
The evidence is pretty clear that fallout continues and bio-accumulation is occurring in our food supplies.
2012-01-18 Nuclear Expert: Fukushima risk underestimated — 5% of young girls will get cancer living in 20 milliSv/y for 5 years — “Actually worse than that” — Hot particles NOT included & only counts cancers, not other effects (VIDEO), enenews.com
2012-01-18 Low Level Radiation: What it Does to You..., majiasblog.blogspot.com.
Bobby1 at Enenews posted an interesting analysis of Corvallis, Oregon gross beta count levels: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/RadiationProtection/
RadiationMonitoring/AirMonitoring/Pages/AirMonitoring.aspx

Average by month: Mar 2011 20.6, Apr 19.2, May 18.1, Jun 24.1, Jul 30.1, Aug 35.5, Sep 52.0, Oct 48.5, Nov 42.5, Dec 63.2, Jan 2012 84.5
http://enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-monitoring-data-dec-17-2011-present#comment-189470
Majia here: Note that January of 2012 was 4X the March 2011 average when Fukushima blew.
Bobby1 provides us more evidence that average radiation levels are going up in the US and that we are being exposed to levels that are high compared to our pre-Fukushima "typical" exposure levels.
I've seen the same trend in Phoenix and other cities in the US. I'm sure the same holds for Canada (but data are not available).
I cannot imagine what is happening in Japan. I'm so sorry for the people there. I wish I could help.
We (some more than others) are now being exposed to increased and persistent levels of ionizing radiation, including radionuclides that are not found in nature.
Fukushima radiation is accumulating and the plant is still spewing.
The level accumulating in our environment is low only when compared to a nuclear bomb detonating right over our heads.
Low level radiation does not just cause cancer.
Low level radiation weakens the body, particularly if radionuclides are inhaled or ingested.
Radionuclides in the body cause damage to DNA and RNA. The body has to repair damaged DNA/RNA.
Your body can become overwhelmed if ingested or inhaled radionuclides continuously bombard your body with gamma rays and electrons as the radionuclides decay.
Each of us has distinct vulnerabilities based on our age, our gender, our general standard of health, and a variety of other variables.
Under the best of conditions, lack of adequate nutrition can undermine your body's ability to repair damage caused by "normal" background radiation and other environmental contaminants.
Under the best of conditions, lack of adequate sleep can undermine your body's ability to repair damaged caused by "normal" background radiation and other environmental contaminants.
If your health is not optimal, you may begin to feel effects if your exposure to this ionizing radiation is prolonged.
Now is a good time to improve your diet, increase your sleep, and limit or stop activities like smoking.
Over the last 3 weeks I've lost a LOT of hair (evident in my vacuum cleaner roller), 1/2 of two fingernails (thumb nails), and have had 2 crowns literally fall out of my mouth (and had a 3rd repaired because of a new crack).
I can only hope that these events are coincidental and do not derive from some ongoing assault against my health....
2012-01-19 Lawmaker: Serious questions arising about why Canada gov’t failed to alert public about radioactive rain after Fukushima, enenews.com.
Title: Greens say Health Canada failed to reveal radioactivity in rainwater
Source: The Nelson Daily, Date: 18 Jan 2012

The Green Party of Canada said despite public concern over fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Health Canada failed to report higher than normal radioactive iodine levels in rainwater.
The Greens have been calling for Canada to increase transparency around possible radioactive contamination in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. [...]
It has now been revealed that data were not released from a Calgary Health Canada monitoring station detecting levels of radioactive iodine in rainwater well above the Canadian guideline for drinking water.
Lower levels of contamination resulted in a don’t-drink-rainwater advisory in Virginia. [...]

Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich Gulf Islands

* “We were worried that this important information would not reach the public and unfortunately, it looks as if we were right”
* “Serious questions are arising about how Health Canada tests for radiation, and why it has failed to properly alert the public”
* “We find out now that monitoring appears inadequate, Health Canada data does not agree with that from independent researchers, and no information is making its way to the public”
* “In effect, Health Canada has not allowed Canadians to take any preventative steps to reduce our exposure to this radiation”
* “We now ask, what changes will be implemented to restore public trust in our health regulators?”

Read the report here

2012-01-20 6pm Freezing Drizzle Radioactive At 22 Times Greater Than Background
6:15p
by Potrblog [St. Louis, Missouri area]

 

Europe


2012-01-17 Finland announces detection of cesium from Fukushima — Found in animals, plants, fungi, enenews.com
*Google Translation*, Title: Fukushima cesium found in the Finnish woods; Source: YLE (Finland Public Television, BBC counterpart), Date: Jan 17, 2012
"Finnish forests are small amounts of radioactive cesium, which is derived from Fukushima nuclear power plant in the March accident. Radiation and Nuclear Safety of the cesium-134 and 137 have been found in lichens, fungi as well as elk and reindeer meat. Radioactivity not detected drinking water, milk and food for sale.
Radiation collected in late summer and autumn samples, which were found Fukushima cesium.
Radiation and Nuclear Safety, the accident caused by the increase in Fukushima Finnish radiation dose is negligible. Fukushima the accident increased the amount of artificial radioactivity in Finnish natural products of the highest per cent. [...]"

 

 

Global

2012-01-18 Fukushima Radiation Spreads Worldwide by WashingtonsBlog
California, Finland, Canada, Australia Hit By Radiation
The University of California at Berkeley detected cesium levels in San Francisco area milk above over EPA limits … and even higher than they were 6 months ago.
Finnish public television says that cesium from Fukushima has been detected in lichens, fungi and elk and reindeer meat in Finland.
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency confirmed a radiation cloud over the East Coast of Australia.
The West Coast of Canada is getting hit by debris from Japan … and at least some of it is likely radioactive.
The authors of the controversial study claiming 14,000 deaths in the U.S. so far from Fukushima are now upping their figure to 20,000. I spoke with nuclear health expert Chris Busby about their study, and he said that mortality figures fluctuate pretty substantially in the normal course, and so it is hard to know at this point one way or the other whether their figures are accurate.
And while there is no evidence linking them to Fukushima, Bed Bath and Beyond has recalled radioactive tissue holders after they set off police radiation monitors aboard a delivery truck This may just be an example of the incredibly lax handling of radioactive materials.
And thyroid cancers are – mysteriously – on the rise in the U.S.
But don’t worry: The owner of the Fukushima plant has the plant in cold shutdown, so everything is “under control” … Although temperatures have apparently jumped inside Fukushima’s number 2 reactor, and the Japanese have no idea where the nuclear fuel has gone, so they are drilling a hole into the containment vessel to try to find it.


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