91.2°C at Reactor No. 2 — Reporter suspicious of instrument
failure claim since it’s steadily rising in small increments,
Highest temperature since claim of ‘cold shutdown’
— Asahi: Could force gov’t to revoke declaration,
at Reactor No. 2 — Keeps rising even after injection of
more water — Tepco “set to dump in boric acid”,
2012-02-12 (for this day Japan time) Hospital
doctor says patients suffering high-level radiation exposure
from Fukushima — Complains media are not reporting his
findings, enenews.com, Feb 13, 2012
cities, hospitals say they can't wait any longer for gov't to
help them -- Still only a "small number" of Minami-Soma
citizens have been checked for internal exposure,
2012-02-13 (for this day) Tepco
Handout: Xenon detected in Reactor No. 2 containment vessel
— 9 hour half-life, enenews.com, February
Primary Containment Vessel of Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
Power Station, Sampling Result by the Gas Control System, Date:
February 14, 2012, By: Tokyo Electric Power Company
time: February 13, 2012, 16:24-16:54 (charcoal filter)
* Xe-133 @ 0.016 Bq/cm3 (5 day half-life) or 16,000 Bq/m3
* Xe-135 @ 0.023 Bq/cm3 (9 hour half-life) or 23,000 Bq/m3
2 Temp. Rising -- Tepco says "No Immediate Danger,"
on my analysis of past Tepco pronouncements immediately prior
to and after disasters, I recommend people in Japan expect the
worst from unit 2 and take all necessary precautions.
Contamination concerns growing… High radiation levels
270+ km from meltdowns — Gundersen: Over half of Japanese
living in contaminated areas… Includes places 400 km away
from Fukushima (VIDEO), enenews.com
They are creating 100 to 1,000 times more radioactive material
by burning debris than keeping it in concentrated form (AUDIO),enenews.com
Reactor No. 2 temperature breaches safety limit — Now
almost double Feb. 1 level — Validity of safety declaration
questioned — Nearly 200°F, enenews.com
of Japanese and American Mis-Representations of the Fukushima
is my outlined summary of ways whereby the Japanese and US media
misrepresented the Fukushima disaster. I will be providing evidence
to support each of the claims made below:
During the early days of the disaster the Japanese press reported
–That no explosions had occurred
–That no more explosions would occur within hours of
–That no meltdowns had occurred
–That no radiation had been released
–that the effects of radiation released was too small
to affect health
–That contamination was limited to people’s clothes
–That no danger was posed by radioactive iodine in tap
US news media were even less critical than the Japanese press
in reporting Tepco and Japanese government assertions and were
unable to acknowledge in print
–that meltdowns had occurred
–that melt-throughs were reported
–that cold shutdown is a fantasy
Japanese, American and other nations’ media all systematically
under-represented the scale of radiation releases, their ongoing
dynamics, and their probable health effects
–In particular, emphasis on “no immediate effects”
and “no acute effects” functioned to mislead the
public about severity of releases
Malfunction casts doubt on ‘cold shutdown’ and condition
of reactor cores — Japan Nuclear Expert: Will be much
more serious if last two sensors fail; Unable to install new
missed this report from yesterday, though still relevant 24
sensor failure throws Fukushima reactor temp. data into doubt
The Mainichi Daily News, Date: February 13, 2012
the very fact that the sensor may have malfunctioned casts
doubt on the cold shutdowns of reactors No. 1-3, declared
by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda in December last year. The
declaration was based on readings showing pressure vessel
temperatures had come below 100 degrees. Since then, TEPCO
has assumed a maximum margin of error of 20 degrees Celsius.
Even so, the admission of a possible sensor failure calls
all the temperature data collected thus far into question,
and with it the condition of the reactor cores.
we haven’t been able to grasp how the nuclear fuel in
the cores has been distributed, it’s impossible to rule
out localized high temperature spots,” says Kazuhiko
Kudo, a special professor of nuclear engineering at Kyushu
University. “As the high radiation rules out installing
new temperature sensors, if the last two sensors (in the No.
2 reactor) fail, the situation will be much more serious indeed.”
M7.0 quake can cause Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 to collapse —
New study warns fault nearby Daiichi plant ripped open on 3/11;
70% chance of big quake this year by enenews.com
Arnold Gundersen with the first 2012 Fukushima update
Source: If You Love This Planet Radio with Dr. Helen Caldicott,
Date: Feb. 11, 2012
big concern still remains that if there’s a significant
earthquake, significant means like M7.0 or M7.5, that that
building [Spent Fuel Pool No. 4] can still collapse.
a prominent scientist just came out and said there is a 70%
chance of an earthquake of that magnitude this year. and there’s
a 98% chance of an earthquake of that magnitude in the next
5.5 quake near Fukushima (MAP), enenews.com
1/3 of Fukushima kids tested positive for lumps on thyroid —
Forebodes some real issues in future — We’re only
10 months into the accident here (AUDIO), enenews.com
1 Million Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium from the Mysterious Black
Dust in Minami Soma City, ex-skf.blogspot.com.
Why no arrests over crisis? By Minoru Matsutani,
Staff writer, japantimes.co.jp.
Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda wants to see Tokyo Electric Power Co. held
criminally responsible for the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
a regular news conference, he sharply criticized the utility
and questioned why nobody in Tepco has been arrested.
has caused this big trouble to everyone under the sun and nobody
has been arrested. I want to ask, 'Doesn't anyone (in Tepco)
want to turn themselves in?' " Ueda said Monday.
was asked for comments about Tepco raising electricity bills
for big users like corporations by 10 to 20 percent in April.
people would be arrested if gas tanks explode or a fire breaks
out in a department store," he said angrily, blaming Tepco
for not taking full responsibility for the harm caused by the
disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant. "The procedure of
raising power bills without fully explaining it is unacceptable.
It is extremely cruel treatment of (big users) who have been
forced up to now to cooperate in saving electricity."
IN COUNCIL: Health threat from cesium-137 by Steven
Starr, Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility,
University of Missouri, japantimes.co.jp; h/t Senior
Scientist: Irreversible heart damage for children with 50 Bq/kg
of Cs-137, enenews, 15 April 2012
the Feb. 14 article reprinted from Sentaku magazine, "Put
children before politics": Thank you for endorsing this
idea. I would like to comment on one aspect of the article regarding
cesium-137, which makes up 40 percent of the long-lived radionuclides
created by nuclear power plants.
cesium-137 has a 30-year half-life, the land seriously contaminated
by the Fukushima disaster will remain dangerously radioactive
for up to 300 years. There is a great deal of experience with
cesium-137 in the seriously contaminated regions of Belarus
and Ukraine. Once radioactive cesium makes its way into the
soils, it will bioconcentrate and biomagnify in foodstuffs,
particularly mushrooms, berries and wild game.
grown in these regions is contaminated with cesium-137, and
sadly most of the children living there who eat this food have
become unhealthy. The Belrad Institute, after nine years of
research and hundreds of autopsies, found that cesium-137 concentrates
in the vital organs, particularly the heart and endocrine system.
Professor Yuri Bandazhevsky discovered that children contaminated
with cesium-137 that produced 50 atomic disintegrations per
second (becquerels) per kilogram of body weight caused irreversible
heart damage in a child.
the Belarusian government did not want his work accepted or
known, he was put into prison.
Quakes in Fukushima over 4 hours — Latest occured 30 minutes
ago centered 15km from plant at depth of 10km,
docs show iodine-131 contamination was 350% of highest amount
reported: 54,100 Bq/kg in spinach 100 km from Fukushima (FOIA),
with 10,000 Bq/m² of radioactivity considered “highly
contaminated” by study — Over 30,000 square kilometers
in Japan exceed level, 8% of nation, enenews.com.
of Something Burning/Fissioning at the Fukushima Plant,
the video, focusing on the smaller frame
fallout spiked to 349 Million Bq/km2 in one day at Fukushima
City 60km from meltdowns — Near 40-fold increase from
previous 24-hour period, enenews.com.