Bq/Kg from cherry blossom in Tokyo Posted by Mochizuki
on April 15th, 2012
Japanese radiation watcher measured 235±50.4 Bq/Kg of
cesium from cherry blossom in Tokyo. He states the cherry blossoms
were dropped on asphalt, where is not thought to be hotspot.
It doesn’t contain soil but a little bit of dust and leaves.
That’s where people view cherry blossoms and children
play around. [Japanese script 235±50.4 [...]
2012-04-15 Kyodo: Move to restart reactors
blasted as misinformed haste — Gov’t under fire
from public, experts
2012-04-15 All nuclear power in Japan may come
to a halt — Gov’t failing in effort to restart Oi
reactors before final plant shut down — Chances “remote”
2012-04-15 Tepco: Another thermometer breaks
at Fukushima — Now only one left at bottom of Reactor
No. 2 pressure vessel
2012-04-15 Senior Local Official Warns: “It
is necessary to provide them with permanent medical treatment”
— “Our residents will be plagued by worries about
their health” from Fukushima radiation exposure -Kyodo
Bq/Kg from incineration ash of disaster debris,
posted by Mochizuki on April 15th, 2012
level of cesium was measured from incineration ash of disaster
debris. [Japanese script] No. 1 blast furnace 1?? 406 ~ 542
Bq/kg No. 2 blast furnace 2?? 436 ~ 648 Bq/kg Fly ash ?? 2398
~ 3150 Bq/kg It was a test incineration of Azuma east sanitary
facilities union in Gunma, from 4/10~4/12. A [...]
Bq/Kg of cesium from Yacon tea and already consumed,
posted by Mochizuki on April 15th, 2012
up this article..17,200 Bq/Kg from tea leaves From another sample
of yacon tea, they measured 20,290 Bq/Kg of cesium. [Japanese
script] 17,200Bq/kg [Japanese script] 20,290Bq/kg [Japanese
script] The tea maker GOLD rand announce they measured 17,200
Bq/kg from Yacon tea leaved on 4/12, but they additionally announced
they measured 14,970~20,290 Bq/kg from 4 of 10 samples made
reactor 4, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 15th, 2012
Fukushima citizen living in 30km area published the book about
his experience after 311.
In his book (P43), he refers to a nuclear worker who watched
reactor 4 being destroyed.
Though explosion of reactor 4 was not reported, it is significantly
Reactor 4 is the most mysterious case. There was no major blasting
sound, but the walls of the reactor building were deformed
like morphing of SFX in front of our eyes, the walls
of lateral side went totally messed up after all.
Stunned After Japanese Plan To Evacuate 40 Million Revealed
posted by EU Times on Apr 15th, 2012
new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the
Foreign Ministry on the planned re-opening of talks with Japan
over the disputed Kuril Islands during the next fortnight states
that Russian diplomats were “stunned” after being
told by their Japanese counterparts that upwards of 40 million
of their peoples were in “extreme danger” of life
threatening radiation poisoning and could very well likely be
faced with forced evacuations away from their countries eastern
most located cities… including the world’s largest
Kuril Islands are located in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast
region and stretch approximately 1,300 km (810 miles) northeast
from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea
of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands
and many more minor rocks. It consists of Greater Kuril Ridge
and Lesser Kuril Ridge, all of which were captured by Soviet
Forces in the closing days of World War II from the Japanese.
“extreme danger” facing tens of millions of the
Japanese peoples is the result of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
Disaster that was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns,
and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear
Power Plant, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on
11 March 2011.
to this report, Japanese diplomats have signaled to their Russian
counterparts that the returning of the Kuril Islands to Japan
is “critical” as they have no other place to resettle
so many people that would, in essence, become the largest migration
of human beings since the 1930’s when Soviet leader Stalin
forced tens of millions to resettle Russia’s far eastern
to note, this report continues, are that Japanese diplomats
told their Russian counterparts that they were, also, “seriously
considering” an offer by China to relocate tens of millions
of their citizens to the Chinese mainland to inhabit what are
called the “ghost cities,” built for reasons still
unknown and described, in part, by London’s Daily Mail
News Service in their 18 December 2010 article titled: “The
Ghost Towns Of China: Amazing Satellite Images Show Cities Meant
To Be Home To
Lying Deserted” that says: [read more here]
Diary: 3150 Bq/Kg from incineration ash of disaster debris,
reading was from ash. One wonders how much radiation was released
into the air during this incineration process?
highly radioactive debris is criminal.
Tour of Spent Fuel Pools at Fukushima, majiasblog.blogspot.com
Blog has the post at Zerho Hedge
good link provided in the comments section:
posted previously about the comments regarding the imminent
danger to "civilization" purportedly posed by spent
fuel pool 4
Move to restart reactors blasted as misinformed haste —
Gov’t under fire from public, experts, by
nuclear power in Japan may come to a halt — Gov’t
failing in effort to restart Oi reactors before final plant
shut down — Chances “remote” says Edano
Another thermometer breaks at Fukushima — Now only one
left at bottom of Reactor No. 2 pressure vessel
Local Official Warns: “It is necessary to provide them
with permanent medical treatment” — “Our residents
will be plagued by worries about their health” from Fukushima
radiation exposure -Kyodo by ENENews
for Great Collection of Fukushima Photos, majiasblog.blogspot.com
at Washington's Blog by Youri Carma
releases footage of No. 3 Spent Fuel Pool — Shows debris,
fuel racks, crane… More (VIDEOS), ENENews.com
showed the contamination level lower than actual by 20%,
Posted by Mochizuki on April 16th, 2012
of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology admitted
their monitoring data of sea water and sea ground around Fukushima
plants were shown lower than actual by 20% at maximum and published
the correct data on 4/16/2012. The manipulated data was from
March to August. MEXT explains it was only cesium 134 that they
of the children in disaster area decreased weight,
posted by Mochizuki on April 16th, 2012
up this article..Children
stopped growing in Fukushima Japan auxology academic society
analyzed the growth data of 100 students living in Tsunami disaster
area of Miyagi, from April, August to January. As a result,
more than 20% of the students (6~8 years old) decreased their
weight or stopped growing. Female students of 7 years old [...]
observed near reactor 3, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 16th, 2012
20:30 of 4/16/2012, gas was observed coming up near reactor
Alert: “Fukushima damage leaves spent fuel at risk”
-US Lawmaker — “Far worse than he expected”
— Bags of rock only protection from tsunami,
Senator Issues Press Release on Fukushima Spent Fuel Pools —
Urges Japan to accept international help — Warns situation
worse than reported after touring plant, ENENews.com
“Foundation improvement work” begins tomorrow at
Reactor No. 4 (PHOTOS), ENENews.com
Tepco will start covering No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool tomorrow Reactor-4-Covertt,
Gov’t admits for 1st time “all nuclear reactors
will be shut down in Japan” — 45 years since no
plants were operating in country, ENENews.com
Reactor No. 4 deformed in front of our eyes, says Fukushima
worker — Walls morphed like special effects from movie
— No large explosion, yet building destroyed,
“Refrain from saying things that may weaken Tepco”
-Prime Minister Noda in March 2011, ENENews.com
a lid on it. By: Higson, Don, New Scientist, 02624079, 3/17/2012,
Vol. 213, Issue 2856.
OPINION by Don Higson
"What is more, exposures to radiation were nowhere near
high enough to cause acute radiation sickness. Importantly,
there have been no radiation injuries to children or to other
members of the public...."
Higson is a fellow of the Australasian Radiation Protection
Society and the Institution of Engineers Australia, where he
serves as secretary of the Nuclear Engineering Panel. He is
also vice-president of the Australian Nuclear Association based
in Engadine, New South Wales, and a member of the International
Nuclear Energy Academy
Here: LET'S LOOK AT THE DOSES RECEIVED DURING THE FIRST FEW
MONTHS OF THE DISASTER IN JAPAN AND THE US
in Japan: Radioactive Cesium from Urine Samples of 10 Children
in Fukushima CitY From Sankei Shinbun (6/30/2011):
citizens' group in Fukushima Prefecture "Fukushima Network
to Protect Children from Radiation" tested the urine samples
from 10 children in Fukushima City, age 6 to 16, and announced
on June 30 that a small amount of radioactive materials was
detected from all samples.
highest amount of cesium-134 was from an 8-year-old girl, at
1.13 becquerels per liter. The highest amount of cesium-137
was from a 7-year-old boy, at 1.30 becquerels per liter..."
quote from Ex-SKF]
DATA I'VE SUMMARIZED:
children of Fukushima prefecture have in fact been poisoned.
The tragically named Fukushima Network for Saving Children from
Radiation took samples from 10 elementary through high-school
children.[i] Analysis ran by an independent French research
organization detected cesium-134, of up to 1.13 becquerels per
liter in their urine. The un-named organization stated that
children living 60 kilometers from the plant suffer from internal
radiation exposure. When reporting on this news, the Japanese
news agency NHK reassured readers that “The Japanese non-profit
Radiation Effects Research Foundation says no health problems
due to such radiation levels have been reported, and that people
should not be overly concerned.”[ii]
on July 6 the Japanese press Kyodo reported that in a March
survey of 1,080 children aged 0 to 15 in Iwaki, Kawamata, and
Iitate 45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure
to radiation[iii] In August, NHK reported that Japan’s
nuclear commission had erased children’s exposure data
derived from a test of 1,000 children aged 15 or younger who
had been screened for radiation affecting their thyroid.[iv]
The report stated that one four year old child had a thyroid
exposure of 35 millisieverts, but that the amount was “not
considered a health threat.” This exposure level accounts
only for Iodine-131 and does not incorporate the child’s
total exposure to other radionuclides.
on these levels of exposure, June 24, Dr. Chris Busby, an internationally
recognized expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation
and chair of the European Committee on Radiation Risks, issued
a public statement recommending evacuation of all people, but
particularly children and pregnant women:
and adults living in areas which are contaminated to the extent
that the external gamma dose rate at 1m from the contamination
surface exceeds 1? Sv per hour should immediately relocate to
an uncontaminated area. The continued presence of children in
areas where greater than this level of external dose rate exists
will have a serious health problems and these may lead to their
deaths within the following ten years. Exposure of pregnant
mothers to contamination at levels resulting in an excess dose
rate at 1m from the ground of 1? Sv per hour [sic] will have
a significant effect on the viability of the fetus and the survival
and health of the baby.[v]
recommendation was ignored by Japan’s political authorities.
“Radiation Detected in Fukushima Children’s Urine,”
NHK (2011, June 30): http://www3nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_35.html.
“Radiation Detected in Fukushima,” http://www3nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_35.html.
“45% of Kids in Fukushima Survey Had Thyroid Exposure
to Radiation,” Mainichi (2011, July 5): http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110705p2g00m0dm079000c.html).
“Nuclear Commission Erases Children's Exposure Data,”
NHK (2011, August 11): http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_14.html.
Chris Busby “Statement of Chris Busby in Relation to Provisional
Injunction Against Education Committee of Koryama City, Fukushima
to Evacuate the Children for the Radioactively Contaminated
Area Being filed on 24th June 2011,” (2011, June 24):
Fukushima Daiichi ET Audio File
March 17, 2011
MR. LEWIS: Yeah. The DITTRA result was four rem [40,000 microsieverts]
to the thyroid of a one year-old [California] child based on
one year integration of uptake. They --
BODY ABSORBS RADIATION
human body absorbs iodine and caesium readily. "Essentially
all the iodine or caesium inhaled or swallowed crosses into
the blood," says Keith Baverstock, former head of radiation
protection for the World Health Organization's European office,
who has studied Chernobyl's health effects.” (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20285-fukushima-radioactive-fallout-nears-chernobyl-levels.html)
UNDERSTANDINGS OF HOW RADIATION IMPACTS BIOLOGICAL BODIES
model assumed only cells directly subject to radiation were
model emphasizes how low-dose radiation can cause indirect damage
to cells through the bystander effect and through genomic instability.
The effects of low-dose ionizing radiation are variable and
can reduce DNA repair mechanisms, operate lethally on cells
or some instances activate them depending upon type of radiation,
chemical environment, etc.
recent years, several lines of evidence have been accumulating
that low-dose effects of ionizing radiation involve formerly
unexpected cellular phenomena such as non-targeted and delayed
radiation effects. These effects clearly contradict the classical
paradigm of radiation biology saying that all radiation effects
on cells, tissues and organisms are due to the direct action
of radiation on DNA…. As another low-dose non-linear radiation
response can be added the phenomenon of low-dose radiation hypersensitivity
(LDRH)  and  that has been observed in many cell types.
It manifests itself by high lethality”
Averbeck, a, Towards a New Paradigm for Evaluating the Effects
of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation Mutation Research/Fundamental
and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis Volume 687, Issues 1-2,
1 May 2010 pages 7-12
OF BYSTANDER EFFECT
demonstration of a bystander effect in 3D human tissues and,
more recently, in whole organisms have clear implication of
the potential relevance of the non-targeted response to human
health. The observations that the progeny of non-targeted cells
show an increase in genomic instability as evidenced by an increase
in delayed mutations and chromosomal aberrations many generations
afterwards indicate the need for a comprehensive assessment
of the bystander issue, particularly among genetically susceptible
radiation suppresses the body’s adaptive response against
Huang L, Kim PM, Nickoloff JA, Morgan WF. 2007. Targeted and
nontargeted effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on delayed
genomic instability in human cells. Cancer Research 67:1099–1104
LEVELS OF 'BACKGROUND RADIATION' IN INDUSTRIAL NATIONS CAN CAUSE
a recent paper (Wakeford et al 2009 Leukaemia 23 770–6)
we estimated the proportion of childhood leukaemia incidence
in Great Britain attributable to natural background radiation
to be about 20%. In this paper we employ the two sets of published
leukaemia risk models used previously, but use recently published
revised estimates of natural background radiation doses received
by the red bone marrow of British children to update the previous
results. Using the newer dosimetry we calculate that the best
estimate of the proportion of cases of childhood leukaemia in
Great Britain predicted to be attributable to this source of
exposure is 15–20%...”
P Little1,4, Richard Wakeford2 and Gerald M KendallUpdated estimates
of the proportion of childhood leukaemia incidence in Great
Britain that may be caused by natural background ionising radiation
Journal of Radiological Protection Volume 29 Number 4 467 10.1088/0952-4746/29/4/001
THRESHOLD DOSE MEANS ANY DOSE CAN CAUSE CANCER
of Sciences Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing
Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2 (2006)
committee concludes that the current scientific evidence is
consistent with the hypothesis that there is a linear, no-threshold
dose-response relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation
and the development of cancer in humans."
for Social Responsibility concurs there are no safe doses of
radiation. Decades of research show clearly that any dose of
radiation increases an individual’s risk for the development
apparent lack of people suffering from "acute radiation
syndrome" in no way precludes many deaths and illnesses
from occurring as a result of exposure to Fukushima radiation.
on National TV: I’m so concerned about Unit 4 fuel pool
— Tepco’s plan must be sped up — “It’s
very clear there are substantial health questions that have
to be addressed now” (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Times: 28 of every 100 Fukushima pregnancies resulted in miscarriage
or abortion — “Of course we didn’t believe
the rumor, but we just wanted to confirm that it was groundless”
says survey leader, ENENews.com
Very dangerous situation at Fukushima Daiichi says Senator —
Taking years to remove fuel “carries extraordinary and
continuing risk” — No comment from Tepco, Japan
gov’t — Quake could send buildings tumbling down,
resulting in “an even greater release of radiation”,
35-ton machine “sitting on top of the spent fuel rack
in the pool” of Reactor No. 3 — Extent of damage
not yet known (VIDEOS), ENENews.com
No moving spent fuel at No. 4 until 2014 at earliest —
Up to 10 years for removal of fuel from all pools — Reactor
building to be demolished (VIDEO), ENENews.com
2011-04-17 [for this date] Iodine
131 measured in Yamanashi, posted by Mochizuki
on May 3rd, 2012
to this article..Iodine
131 measured in Tokyo
131 has been measured in multiple water purification plants
in Yamanashi as well. The sample is dried sewage sludge.
latest measurement date is 4/17/2012. On 2/14/2012, they measured
1510 Bq/Kg at one of the water purification plants.
2012-04-17 - Japan
Update- Worldwide Radiation News- Reactor 2 Still Leaking Fukushima-
Upper Atmosphere and Oceanic Poisoning - Video -Articles
By Shanti1111 on April 16, 2012
gov’t now discussing implementing rolling blackouts —
Top official apologizes for reactor remarks, ENENews.com
µSv/h of alpha ray in Yamagata, posted by
Mochizuki on April 17th, 2012
Oyama, a city councilor of Minamisoma measured alpha ray in
Yamagata, where his families evacuated. He measured 114 count
within 300 seconds.(About 0.19µSv/h) on the cover of manhole.
Black substance is found too. [...more Here].
Bq/kg from officially uncontaminated disaster debris,
posted by Mochizuki on April 17th, 2012
the end of July, 2040 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from disposal
ash of power generating facility “Yamagata green power”.
They accepted 1400 tones of wood debris from Kesennuma city
Miyagi through waste disposal company in Yamagata, “Yamagata
green cycle” which is for woody biomass fuel.
didn’t detect cesium from the wood debris.
put in front of elementary school of Fukushima,
posted by Mochizuki on April 17th, 2012
up this article..“Don’t
play in the park for longer than 1 hour a day” This
notice is put in front of the elementary schools in Koriyama
Fukushima. <Translate> Decontamination is accomplished.
Before decontamination : 3.0 µSv/h (26.295 mSv/y) After
decontamination : 0.378 µSv/h (3.313 mSv/y) 50cm above
from the ground on 4/10/2012. Koriyama city [...]
Times: The Titanic and The Nuclear Fiasco — “Catastrophic
effects of Fukushima fiasco are more far-reaching and long lasting”
— “Name has already become synonymous with disaster”,
Extortion: Prospective Teco Lenders (and Shareholders?) Demand
Re-Start of Nuclear Reactors, majiasblog.blogspot.com
Extortion: Prospective Teco Lenders (and Shareholders?) Demand
Re-Start of Nuclear Reactors
here: Japan's Edano is still not ruling out restart of the Oi
from Mainichi article] "Edano did not elaborate but Goshi
Hosono, nuclear accident minister, told reporters in Tokyo that
Edano tried to say that possible restart of the Oi reactors
will not take place as soon as before May 6 considering the
importance of thorough work before obtaining local consent...
the speech, Edano reiterated that Japan will eventually reduce
its reliance on nuclear power "to zero permanently.
he also called for support for the reactivation of the Oi reactors
as a way to avoid power shortage in the near future, saying,
"We will realistically and steadily reduce the number of
nuclear reactors through a process that would not cause concerns
or confusion in society while thoroughly examining their safety."
here: Yesterday I noted that it looks as if Tepco was trying
to blackmail Edano into re-starting the reactor:
Doubts linger over safety, necessity of nuclear reactors as
gov't eyes quick restart
seem to be a lot of backstage fights going on. I missed this
back in March 2012:
- Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc, operator of the
crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan, are suing
the utility's executives for a brecord
5.5 trillion yen ($67.4 billion) in compensation, lawyers said.
are the stock listing of major shareholders
but not all, of the major shareholders are Japanese.
Tepco shareholders that are not Japanese in origin include:
STREET BANK WEST CLIENT - TREATY (13,675 shares)
Street appears to be American corporation headquartered in Boston:
OD05 OMNIBUS ACCOUNT – TREATY CLIENTS (15,116 shares)
This appears to be Chinese investment vehicle http://www.morningstar.com/topics/t/37234770/last-year-ssbt-od05-omnibus-account-treaty-clients-appeared-as-a-top-10-shareholder-in-several-major-japanese-companies-behind-ssbt-china-which-has-stealthily.htm
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Kyodo reported that "Tokyo now
top Tepco shareholder"
Tokyo Metropolitan Government became the largest shareholder
in Tokyo Electric Power Co. at the end of March, the utility
said Wednesday, after other top shareholders — Dai-ichi
Life Insurance Co. and Nippon Life Insurance Co. — sold
parts of their stakes..."
here: Lenders and Shareholders want to Increase Tepco's stock
value and future profits. Tepco executives want to retain their
jobs and pensions.
is ultimately good for Japan and the rest of the world is irrelevant
to this collection of psychopaths.
we learn more about the nuclear extortion occurring in Japan.
provides more details about the demands of Prospective lenders
lenders ready to back Fukushima operator Tepco, but wary. Reuters.
Taiga Uranaka TOKYO | Thu Mar 8, 2012 3:24am EST
- "Major creditors of Tokyo Electric Power Co are ready
to lend the loss-making utility 1 trillion yen ($12.4 billion),
but won't commit the money until they see if the firm's turnaround
plan meets some key conditions, bank sources said on Thursday.
lenders are concerned if two conditions -- raising power tariffs
and the restart of the utility's nuclear power plants -- can
be met in the face of public and political opposition following
the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster a year ago…."
here: This is NUCLEAR EXTORTION by the lenders.
wonders whether the shareholders are behind this as well?
shareholders do not want Japan's government to nationalize Tepco
because then they will lose their shares' value.
the shareholders want private lenders to bail out Tepco.
the lenders and shareholders only win in their zero-sum formulation
of profit/no-profit by restarting reactors.
selfish extortionists! They prioritize their profits over the
very existence of Japan as a nation-state.
humanity is to survive, elite profits cannot be prioritized
over the sustainability of our ecosystem.
people of Japan, in particular, and planet earth more generally,
had better wake up and demand that human and eco-system welfare
be prioritized over the profits of the world's most elite corporations,
sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, and billionaires.
member of Tokio hospitalized, posted by Mochizuki,
fukushima-diary.com, on April 17th, 2012
up this article..Japanese
idol on “Support by eating” positive from WBC
from the same idol group Tokio was hospitalized for dehydration...[more
whales, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 17th, 2012
are contaminated. From the results of the inspection on radioactivity
materials in fisheries products by Fisheries Agency, they constantly
measure cesium from whales . 15 May,2011 Minke whale 31Bq/kg
2 June,2011 Minke whale 24.3Bq/kg 25 September,2011 Minke whale
17.6Bq/kg 2 October,2011 Minke whale 12.5Bq/kg 12 October,2011
Minke whale 5.4Bq/kg 24 October,2011 Minke whale 21.6Bq/kg [...]
senator urged J ambassador to accept international help,
Posted by Mochizuki on April 18th, 2012
Wyden, the senator for Oregon urged Japanese ambassador to accept
international help. Source <Quote> After Tour of Fukushima
Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than Reported
Urges Japanese Ambassador to Accept International Help to Mitigate
Continued Nuclear Risks Monday, April 16, 2012 Washington, D.C.
– After an onsite tour of what remains of [...]
from sewage sludge is increasing in Chiba, Posted
by Mochizuki on April 18th, 2012
134 and 137 from incineration ash of sewage sludge are increasing
in Chiba from the beginning of 2012. (Bq/Kg) Date Sample Cesium
134 Cesium 137 Cesium total 4/4/2012 Incineration ash 1,100
1,500 2,600 3/21/2012 Incineration ash 768 1,050 1,818 3/7/2012
Incineration ash 626 850 1,476 2/22/2012 Incineration ash 489
652 1,141 2/8/2012 Incineration [...]
“I don’t think Tepco has enough money to tackle
the problems that it’s facing” when asked about
No. 4 fuel pool (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Welle: 15 of Japan’s nuclear reactors are currently shut
down due to damage, ENENews.com
state-run TV: “Reports from Japanese journalists confirm
what anti-nuclear activists fear: the situation in Fukushima
is much worse than gov’t is letting on”,
Spreading? “Dead fetuses in mothers’ stomachs, malformations…
but we can’t say for sure at present what is caused by
radiation” — “For many, Fukushima Medical
University has become Dracula’s Castle”,
Tepco can’t find holes at Reactor No. 2 — Nuclear
Expert: It’s leaking like a sieve — “No one
knows how they’re ever going to remove fuel in my lifetime”
— Likely 50, 60, 70 years — Radiation like outer
space (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Official Shocked: “I never thought there’d be this
much of a backlash” — “We are not guinea pigs!”,
“How will you extract the melted fuel?”, “How
can we believe you?”, ENENews.com
Times on Melt Through: “Molten ‘lava’ melted
bottom of containment vessel,” says nuclear engineer given
access by top official — Huge amounts of fission materials
released into environment, ENENews.com
forest appeared in Fukushima, Posted by Mochizuki,
fukushima-diary.com, on April 18th, 2012
in Chernobyl, red forest appeared in in Fukushima. Red forest..
The Red Forest (Ukrainian: ????? ???, Russian: ????? ???), formerly
the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees in the 10 km²
surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The name ‘Red
Forest’ comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine
trees after they died [...]
As much cesium in No. 4 fuel pool as in all 800 atomic bombs
ever dropped — Fukushima would be at one place, at one
time, and on ground level (AUDIO, 30 min.), ENENews.com
Study: “Increases in frequency of selective deaths due
to mutations” as consequence of Fukushima — “Results
suggest significant mortality costs of low-dose radiation”
— 0.05 microSv/h considered contaminated,
Doctor: Children’s health problems increasing —
Incurable stomatitis, chest pain, nosebleeds that don’t
stop, diarrhea, ENENews.com
Asahi TV show airs photos of mutated plants in Tokyo —
Same program to feature dire situation at No. 4 fuel pool —
Asked audience to send in more examples (PHOTO),
Report Introduced by Top Official Hosono: “Other reactors
are all in considerably severe condition” — 14 total;
Dai-ni, Onagawa, Tokai — “Extreme situations, though
not much has been broadcast” (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Operator: We falsified data and rewrote
daily operative reports (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Mother Load”: Common Spent Fuel Pool just 50 meters away
from No. 4 (VIDEO), ENENews.com
times more cesium released from Fukushima than Japan gov’t
claims -Study (VIDEO), ENENews.com
contest for “prettiest student who ate only food from
Fukushima” — Supported by Japan gov’t,
TO WAKE UP, majiasblog.blogspot.com
TO WAKE UP
IS GOING ON WITH FUKUSHIMA?
been trying to figure out the mystery of spent fuel pool 4 for
are so many people today talking about the risks it poses when
the NRC transcripts indicate its walls were destroyed?
NRC audio file from March 16 is very clear that the walls are
gone from the pool. I've gone in and transcribed the file.
is a summary of the audio transcript (more accurate than the
official transcript). However, I've paraphrased where you don't
see quotation marks and I've left a few comments out. I don't
have names but you can match my transcript with the official
one available here:
can listen for yourself to judge the authenticity of my transcript:
Operation Center Fukushima Transcript Audio Clips March 16 2011
With Mark 1, with station blackout you are going to lose containment..
“there is no doubt about it.”
1 and 2 are "boiling down."
3 and 4 have "zirc water reactions"
walls” on unit 4.
UNIT 4: “The explosion leveled the walls, leveled the
structure for the unit 4 spent fuel pool all the way down to
the to the approximate level of the bottom of the fuel, so there
is no water in there whatsoever”
SPEAKER PARAPHRASING SUMMARY OF WORST CASE SCENARIO: 3 reactors
out of control and up to 6 spent fuel pools
SPEAKER SUMMARIZING WORST SCENARIO: 3 reactor "meltdowns"
coupled with “up to 6 spent fuel pools in a degraded condition,
possibly with spent fuel pool fires.”
SPEAKER (PARAPHRASING WITH QUOTES): It "has progressed"
to at least "2 reactors, multiple spent fuel pools and
maybe 4 reactors and 4 spent fuel pools...."
ASKING ABOUT UNIT 4 (Bill asking for clarification on Chuck’s
interpretation of unit 4 spent fuel pool)
“our understanding of the unit 4 spent fuel pool is it
has been destroyed on the side such that it will get no water
above the bottom of the active fuel for in effect the sides
of the reactor building are gone…the sides are gone…”
The worst one is unit 4
UNIT 3 PARAPHRASING: When we showed up the metal water reaction
going and units 1 and 2 were boiling.
“we’ve just not seen any mitigation of any of the
events and we would take all the spent fuel pools and all the
reactors to the final conclusion because we’ve not seen
SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON UNIT 3
Guardian reported on March 16 that a fire had broken out in
the #3 spent fuel pool (Goldenberg http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/16/japan-nuclear-fire-fuel-pools-radiation?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487).
engineer Arnie Gunderson of Fairewinds subsequently reported
in one of his video-updates of the disaster that he believed
the explosion at the number 3 reactor in March was caused by
“prompt criticality” in number 3’s fuel pool,
rather than in the reactor itself (Gunderson,
MANY POOLS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?
HERE:. If we add reactors 5 and 6 into the mix, we are actually
discussing 6 spent fuel pools.
think we can assume from the transcript above that the pools
in units 4 and 3 burned, at least partially, in March 201. The
transcripts indicate 4 pools were damaged altogether.
personally saw fires at the plant over the summer of 2011 in
the webcam (in May June)
with this link for evidence of releases in June
were also major events viewed on the Fukushima webcam in late
November, and again in January and March of 2012. Major
steam and/or smoke was documented in videos.
believe there have been multiple fires in spent fuel pools and
that the "final conclusion" noted by Chuck has been
unfolding over the last 14 months.
DOES THIS MEAN? How Much Radiation has been Released?
Alvarez, who is an established expert, was quote as stating
the following in Matsumura’s website http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html:
"It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies
in reactor No. 304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This
then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4,
which contain roughly 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel)
of long-lived radioactivity…. if an earthquake or other
event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in
a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the
amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.
Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138
spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site,
nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million
curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134
million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount
of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by
the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The
total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site
contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated
by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear
weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants
(~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).
HERE: Arnie Gunderson recently put that amount of cesium in
Arnie Gundersen Intervieww. ource: WBAI’s Five O’Clock
Shadow Date: Tuesday April 17, 2012 5:00pm (At 25:45 in the
“there’s enough fuel in that pool, that it’s
almost as much cesium as in all of the atom bombs that were
ever dropped into the atmosphere, 800 bombs were dropped into
the atmosphere, well there’s as much cesium in that one
pool as in those bombs." (http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=fiveshadow)
HERE: So, what we know is that there were 4 spent fuel pools
directly impacted in March 2011 at Fukushima, according to the
NRC transcripts, and each of them contained the equivalent of
(approximately) 800 atomic bombs worth of Cesium.
have no figures for the amount of radioactive iodine, uranium,
plutonium, and other nasties.
have to assume that at least part of the inventories in these
pools has burned. I personally think most of the inventory in
3 and 4 have burned. (I don't know what has happened to pools
at 5 and 6).
Gunderson recently explained that a spent fuel pool fire is
so hot that the heat will push the radionuclides high into the
atmosphere (and up to the jet stream) even in the absence of
an explosion http://www.ecoshock.info/2012/04/worst-problems-in-world.html?m=1
if I'm wrong about the entire pools being destroyed, we are
talking about levels of radiation in the environment that have
never been released.
Collins, an established Environmental Reporter prior to Fukushima,
has just measured dust from his HEPA filter at 7 1/2 X background
radiation level on the coast in Los Angeles. The dust had accumulated
in the filter, located inside his house, over 40 days. This
is the highest level he has recorded.
Los Angeles is on the coast and is subject to coast effects
that will probably reduce the amount of actual fallout, unlike
places such as Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Yuma, and Phoenix
that have mountains to the east of them and have dust and pollution
problems that have already been linked to particles brought
in on the jet stream.
“Transport of Asian ozone pollution into surface air over
the western United States in spring” J. Geophys. Res.,
117, D00V07, doi:10.1029/2011JD016961 [Abstract] http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2011JD016961.shtml
HERE: So, we are talking about very, very large amounts of radiation
that have been transported on the jet stream to the Northern
the entire Daichi plant becomes uninhabitable because of radiation
levels then we are talking about 6 spent fuel pools, each with
approximately 800 atomic bombs worth of cesium.
believe that we are discussing the possibility of no recovery
for the northern hemisphere.
fallout is going to bio-accumulate in living organisms and we
are close to the top of the food chain. http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/bio-accumulation-of-cesium-cesium-is.html
believe this dire possibility is why there will be no truth
that is spoken by Tepco, the Japanese government, or any other
also believe that this is why we are starting to see the silence
broken by various individuals in Japan, the U.S., and Europe.
Japanese diplomats are describing Fukushima as threatening civilization.
German media is starting to report that the plant is much worse
off than publicly acknowledged
a US Senator from Oregon is starting to speak up, albeit indirectly
and in muted form
of these forms of dissent tugs gently at the veil of censorship.
speaks, but partial truths are all that we can expect to hear.
must connect the dots ourselves.
pattern that is emerging from the efforts made by many -- especially
through the hard work of the Enenews site administrator and
commentators -- is that we are truly facing a disaster of epic
has survived such disasters before. It is hypothesized that
sometime in our distant past we were reduced to approximately
problem is that in the past we lacked the capacity to kill ourselves
off completely and now we seem to have mastered it far too well...
2010 Micheal Meacher, a former Environmental Minister in the
UK, claimed in the Ecologist that humans only have 200 to 300
years left on earth.
don't know how long it is going to take for the radionuclides
from Fukushima to make way through the food chain, but I am
now convinced that we are facing very trying times characterized
by rampant disease and shortages and I can only hope that we
raise our collective consciousness to the point that we can
cooperate during these times, rather than destroying ourselves
Fukushima Daiichi engineer says “we still don’t
know what’s going on inside the reactors” —
Cold shut down “wasn’t true then, and it’s
still not true today”, by ENENews
of delight from environmentalists”: Japan will awake on
May 6 powered entirely by non-nuclear energy — DPJ Lawmaker:
“As many as half of us are against the idea of restart”
— Public opposition running hot, now solid majority against
nuclear power, by ENENews
from Lead Investigator: “The ‘nuclear lava’
melted the bottom of the containment vessel, leaking a huge
amount of fission gasses and particles to the air and water”,
deactivation’ and long-term health problems after Fukushima
studied by Japanese specialists
(VIDEO), by ENENews
Investigation: “Within one day complete meltdown and melt
through occurred” — “There is no way that
gov’t did not know this” (VIDEO), ENENews.com
Gov’t: Monitoring shows relatively high radiation dose
rate in Chiba ~200km from Fukushima; Tochigi, Gunma too —
Necessary to continuously confirm accumulation and migration
of radioactive substances, ENENews.com
Fukushima radiation “much higher than expected”
says biologist — Negative effects to happen quicker than
at Chernobyl… and be worse, ENENews.com
coming to Fukushima, Posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 20th, 2012
Link By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com Scientists are focusing on
Japan’s Fukushima area after a study published this week
found an alarming development at another nuclear disaster site
— Chernobyl. The proportion of female birds has fallen
off since the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, the study found, and
that appears to be causing male [...]
26 % of People in Japan More Concerned about Food Safety after
Disasters, posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com,
on April 20th, 2012
of Japanese are not aware of the health risk they are facing.
April 20 (Jiji Press)–Only 26.1 pct of people in Japan
are more worried about food safety after last year’s earthquake,
tsunami and nuclear disasters, a Cabinet Office survey showed
According to the survey, 55.8 pct said their dietary habits
have not changed since the disasters, signaling that people
do not think securing food safety is more challenging than before.
Among men, 17.6 pct said they are more concerned about food
safety. The figure among women was 33.0 pct.
region, the proportion of such people stood at 35.1 pct in Shikoku,
southwestern Japan, 34.8 pct in Tohoku, northeastern Japan,
30.2 pct in Kanto that includes Tokyo, and 21.4 pct in Kyushu,
southwestern Japan. The proportion was lowest at 16.1 pct in
Chugoku, western Japan.
The survey, which allowed multiple answers, showed 17.1 pct
said they pay attention to energy saving in their eating habits.
hospitalized for heat stroke in Osaka, 22.1 degrees Centigrade,
posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com, on April 20th, 2012
of the 12 years old elementary school students were hospitalized
during the measurement of physical fitness in Yao city Osaka.
of them were male, the rests were female.
was from 11:30 ~ 0:15 of 4/19/2012, 93 students attended at
the PE class.
Those 10 students became sick when they were running around
in 20m. Doctor diagnosed one of them had heat stroke, but it
was only 22.1?. Dry-weather warning was giving out.
at Japan chemical complex, still burning — 3,379 containers
of nuclear waste onsite — Reports of depleted uranium
— Gov’t says no release of toxic material
(PHOTOS & VIDEO), by ENENews
Times on Plant Mutations: “Trees died and others grew
in abnormal shapes” says ecologist visiting Japan from
Chernobyl, by ENENews
Babies born this year may be working at Fukushima Daiichi one
day, by ENENews
level 1 event at Tokai nuclear plant after March 11 quake —
Cobalt-60 detected outside of radiation control area —
Safety inspectors rushed to site (PHOTOS), by ENENews
Government Unhappy with Food Organizations Setting More Stringent
Safety Standards, majiasblog.blogspot.com, Saturday,
April 21, 2012
Government Unhappy with Food Organizations Setting More Stringent
ministry asks food industries to abide by gov't-imposed allowable
"The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has
sent a notification to 270 organizations related to the supermarket,
restaurant and other food-related industries, calling for them
to abide by government-imposed allowable limits for radiation
in their products.
are cases of food-related and other industries setting their
own standards that are even tougher than the government-imposed
limits, and therefore the agriculture ministry said, "The
national standards fully ensure safety. Different standards
Here: So the Japanese government does not want the food industry
to set standards stricter than government ones.
has raised its acceptable derived intervention levels for food
with the higher standards, food is being found throughout Japan
that exceeds standards.
[e.g., Foods with excessive radiation under new rule found in
did not have a centralized system for checking food safety last
year. I do not know if one has been institutionalized. The article
I cite above suggests not.
new standards are not safe for children.
as a sensitive subpopulation for the risk assessment process
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Volume 199, Issue 2, 1
September 2004, Pages 132-141 R. Julian Preston]
"Nuclear Controversies" by Vladimir Tchertkoff (2003),
Professor Yury Bandazhevsky (former director of the Medical
Institute in Gomel), states that "Over 50 Bq/kg of body
weight lead to irreversible lesions in vital organs"
it is worth noting that Japan's standards for food food and
milk are still lower than US standards
the US government recently sought to raise permissible levels
(although I am not sure whether the levels were in fact raised)
doses can have significant effects on human health not predicted
by the exposure models
would the Japanese government require its food industry to comply
with loser standards than those set by the government? I think
there are many answers and all of them point to the prioritization
of profits over human welfare....
5th Largest Possessor of Plutonium for Nonmilitary Use,
April 21, 2012
5th Largest Possessor of Plutonium for Nonmilitary Use
utility group did not compile plan on reprocessed plutonium
usage" Kyodo April 21, 2012
"A utility industry group did not compile a plan on the
usage of 0.5 ton of plutonium set to be extracted at a reprocessing
plant in Aomori Prefecture in fiscal 2012 that started on April
1, a move that goes against government policy, sources close
to the matter said Saturday...
currently possesses around 30 tons of plutonium for its use
as fuel for nuclear power generation, while just a few kilograms
of plutonium are said to be enough for making up a nuclear weapon.
At the end of 2009, Japan was the fifth-largest possessor of
plutonium for nonmilitary use, according to statistics by the
International Atomic Energy Agency...."
here: Perhaps Japan really does have a secret weapons program.
See the following 2 links for background:
MAFF prohibits private sector from applying strict safety limits,
posted by Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com, on April 21st, 2012
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan requested food
makers and supermarket to stop their unique radiation measurement
government applied new safety limit from April, which is 100Bq/Kg
for ordinary food, but supermarket chain Aeon applies their
original limit, which is 50Bq/kg.
states, excessive safety limit damages producers.
Mutated dandelion in Tokyo, posted by Mochizuki,
fukushima-diary.com, on April 21st, 2012
up this article..Settlement
mutated dandelion was found in suburb of Tokyo. The picture
was taken on 4/21/2012.