– Radiation in Japan – Hot spots and blind spots (The Economist, Oct. 8th, 2011 | IITATE | from the print edition):
The mounting human costs of Japan’s nuclear disaster
Iitate is located 45km (28 miles) from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami on March 11th this year. In the mountains above the town, the forests are turning the colour of autumn. But their beauty is deceptive. Every time a gust of wind blows, Mr Sato says it shakes invisible particles of radioactive caesium off the trees and showers them over the village. Radiation levels in the hills are so high that villagers dare not go near them. Mr Sato cannot bury his father’s bones, which he keeps in an urn in his abandoned farmhouse, because of the dangers of going up the hill to the graveyard.
Iitate had the misfortune to be caught by a wind that carried radioactive particles (including plutonium) much farther than anybody initially expected after the nuclear disaster. Almost all the 6,000 residents have been evacuated, albeit belatedly, because it took the government months to decide that some villages outside a 30km radius of the plant warranted special attention. Now it offers an extreme example of how difficult it will be to recover from the disaster.
That is mainly because of the enormous spread of radiation. Recently the government said it needed to clear about 2,419 square kilometres of contaminated soil—an area larger than greater Tokyo—that received an annual radiation dose of at least five millisieverts, or over 0.5 microsieverts an hour. That covered an area far beyond the official 30km restriction zone (see map). Besides pressure- hosing urban areas, this would involve removing about 5cm of topsoil from local farms as well as all the dead leaves in caesium-laden forests.
However, Iitate’s experience suggests the government may be underestimating the task. Villagers have removed 5cm of topsoil from one patch of land, but because radioactive particles continue to blow from the surrounding trees, the level of radiation remains high—about one microsievert an hour—even if lower than in nearby areas. Without cutting down the forests, Mr Sato reckons there will be a permanent risk of contamination. So far, nobody has any idea where any contaminated soil will be dumped.
The second problem is children’s health. On September 30th the government lifted an evacuation advisory warning to communities within a 20-30km radius of the plant. The aim was partly to show that the authorities were steadily bringing the crippled reactors under control.
– CRIMINALS OF THE WORST KIND: Japanese Government Will No Longer Measure PLUTONIUM (The Deadliest Substance On The Planet)!!!
– Dr. Helen Caldicott Blasting The Nuclear ‘Death’ & ‘Cancer’ Industry – ’40% Of The European Landmass Is Still Radioactive’
– Radiation Cover-up in Japan: Prof. Frank Daulton: Radiation 500 Km From Fukushima Is Ten Times Higher Than What The Japanese Government Claims
– Radioactive ‘Ekiden’ Marathon Race In Fukushima City In 1 Microsievert/Hr Radiation For Teenage Female Runners
– 15 Bq/m² Plutonium (The Deadliest Substance On The Planet) Detected In Minamisoma Soil 45 Km From Fukushima Nuclear Plant – Radioactive Strontium Found 80 Km From Fukushima Nuke Plant
– Fukushima Children Forced To Drink Radioactive Milk At School (Upper House Budget Committee, Sep. 29, 2011 – Video)
– Japan: New Government Maps Show Wide Dispersion of Plutonium and Strontium
– Whistleblower Prof. Kenichi Matsumoto: Japan’s PM ‘Isolated, Out Of His Depth’ (Video)
– Tokyo To Burn Massive Amounts Of Radioactive Debris From Tohoku
– Japanese PM Considered EVACUATION of Tokyo (ABC News)
– GENOCIDE: Prof. Chris Busby Exposes The Sinister Agenda Behind The Japanese Government Trucking Higly Radioactive Material From The Fukushima Area ALL OVER JAPAN To Burn It
– Fukushima Desolation Worst Since Nagasaki As Residents Flee
– Radiation Leakage From Fukushima Nuclear Plant So High In August It Exceeded Monitoring Equipment’s Maximum Measuring Capacity
– Fukushima Evacuation-Ready Zone To Be Abolished On Sep. 30, 2011
– Radioactive Train In Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Over 10 Microsievert/Hour Inside Train (Video)
– 105,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium Found On Apartment Bldg Rooftop in Yokohama City
– BBC Fukushima Propaganda Debunked (Video)
– Japanese Government To Give Radioactive Canned Fish To Developing Countries For Free To Dispel Radiation ‘Rumor’ (NHK – Video)
– Thom Hartmann, RT: Fukushima A Dire Warning To The World – Japan (Video Exposing The Criminal Japanese Government)
– Fairewinds: Safety Problems In All (Mark I) Reactors Designed Like Fukushima – Introducing A Japanese Language Edition
– Prof. Chris Busby: Help Save Children Of Fukushima From Radiation! (Video Exposing The Evil Japanese Government)
– Japanese Government to Invite Foreigners Who Have Large Facebook and Twitter Followers to Tohoku So That They Can Tell Their Followers ‘Japan Is Safe’
– Japan’s Fukushima ‘Worst In History’ – Very Dangerous Hot Spots In Tokyo – Government Traitors Still Lying (Video)
– Tokyo: 60,000 Rally Against Nukes
– Japanese Government To Send Seafood, Goods Made in Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate As AID To Developing Nations
– Radioactive Japan: 42,000 Bq/Kg Cesium In Dirt In Yokohama City
– Japan To Promote Use Of Potentially Radioactive Lumber With ‘Eco-Point’ Incentive
– Voluntary Radiation Decontamination In Japan: Shorts, Short-Sleeve T-Shirts, No Masks, Sneakers, With Small Kids (In Other Words, All The Things You Should Never Do)
– Japan: Area Of More Than 8,000 Square Km Accumulated Cesium-137 Levels Of 30,000 Bec/Sq Meter
– Huge Amounts Of Neptunium 239 Detected 60 Km From Fukushima!!!
– Japanese Government Trying To Stop Citizens From Taking Their Own Radiation Measurements (NHK ‘Sunday Debate’ Program)
– Prof. Chris Busby On Children Suffering Heart Attacks In Fukushima
– Geiger Counter Measures 0.378 Microsieverts In Tokyo Train Station 1 Meter Above Ground!!!
– Japan ‘Misstated’ Radiation … ‘And So Exposed People Unnecessarily’ (WSJ)
– Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University: ‘Massive amounts of radioactive materials will be released into the environment again’ – Fukushima Reactor Core May Have Sunk Into The Ground – ‘We are now head to head with a situation that mankind has never faced before’
– Fukushima Nuclear Plant Back Into Recriticality
– Fukushima: Radioactive Release Into Sea Estimated Triple
– More Cover-Ups: TEPCO’s Extreme Blackout (Submits Almost Entirely Redacted Documents – Video)
– Former Japan PM Kan: TEPCO Wanted To Abandon Fukushima! … ‘NOBODY MIGHT LIVE IN TOKYO NOW’
– Mystery Flash At Fukushima Nuclear Plant (Video – Sep. 5, 2011)
– 4 Above Limit Radioactive Cesium Tea Products Reach Market
– TEPCO: Plutonium 238, 239, 240 Detected At Fukushima Playground, Considered To Be From Triple Meltdown
– 28,000 Becquerels/Kg Of Radioactive Cesium In Wild Mushrooms in Fukushima
– Tokyo University Soil Expert: ‘This Is A Disaster Affecting All Residents Of Japan’ – ‘In 5-10 Years Time Cancer Or Illness Will Show’
– Radioactive Fish Above Legal Limit Caught in River North Of Tokyo – ‘Survey Finds Radiation Over Wide Area in Japan’ (Wall Street Journal)
– Greenpeace: Fukushima Schools Unsafe For Children With Radiation Readings As Much As 70 Times Above Safety Limit
– Fukushima Released 76 TRILLION Bequerels Of Plutonium 239
– DOOMED: Japan Gov. To Allow All RADIOACTIVE Material To Be Burned And Buried
– Fukushima Soil Contamination Exceeds Chernobyl Dead Zone At 34 Locations In 6 Municipalities, In One Location The Contamination Level Is More Than 10 Times The Chernobyl Level
– Fukushima Cesium-137 Leaks ‘Equal 168 Hiroshimas’
Fukushima City should have been evacuated a long time ago:
– Prof. Chris Busby: Fukushima Like the TITANIC – The Japanese Government Is Completely Out Of Order And If It Continuous Its Course Of Action Then It Is A Criminal Organization – ‘I Am Too Frightened To Go Closer To Meltdowns Than 100 Km’ Because Of High Levels Of Radiation
– Japanese Government To Finally Admit Forced Indefinite Long-Term Depopulation Of Fukushima Communities
– Evacuate FUKUSHIMA: Japanese Journalist Takashi Hirose: ‘It’s Like Killing Our Own Children, I Cannot Allow It To Happen’ – Teachers Force School Children To Eat Food That Their Parents Told Them Not To Eat
– Prof. Chris Busby On HOT PARTICLES – ‘The Citizens Of Fukushima Are Living In An Area Which The Soviet Union Would Have Considered To Be An Exclusion Zone In Terms Of Radioactivity’!
– WAKE-UP CALL: Prof. Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University To Japan Government ‘Shaking With Anger’: ‘What Are You Doing?’ (Part 1, 2, 3)
– Kobe University Radiation Expert Prof. Tomoya Yamauchi On Fukushima City (290,000 People): ‘Evacuation Must Be Conducted As Soon As Possible’
– Alert: Greenpeace Radiation Measurements In Fukushima City: Hot Spots At 500-700 Times Normal!!! (Video)
– Fukushima City (Over 290,000 People) Is In Danger: Greenpeace Detects Cobalt-60 And High Radiation ‘Hot Spots’ – Children Should Be Evacuated Immediately
– Prof. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University On The UGLY TRUTH About The Nuclear Disasters Of Chernobyl And Fukushima (Video)
– Fukushima Now Equal To 50 Plus Chernobyls & 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation
How about Tokyo?
– ‘Severely Contaminated Hotspots’ Found In Tokyo
– Prof. Chris Busby: ‘Very High Level Of Contamination Even As Far South As Tokyo. For Example, We Found One Sample In Tokyo That Had Levels Of Radioactivity Higher Than Levels Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It’s A Very Serious Matter’
Here is what the Japanese and all the other elite puppet governments are really doing here:
– Independent Scientist Leuren Moret: Japan, US, Canadian Governments Complicit In Covering Up Fukushima Radiation – ‘We Are Facing Total Extermination And Genocide’ – ‘We Are On Our Own’ (Video & Article)
– Independent Scientist Leuren Moret: Nuclear Genocide Of Babies And Children In Japan, US, Canada Grows – Elitist Depopulation Agenda – Global Nuclear Holocaust
TREASON! GENOCIDE! RADIATION EXPERIMENTS!
Watch these Japanese officials just walk away from begging Fukushima citizens:
– This Is Outrageous: Japanese Government Killing Its Own People In Fukushima (Video)
The Japanese people are used as guinea pigs:
– Hiroshima To Fukushima, Finishing The Job: A Time For The Kill – ‘The Country Of Japan Is No More And The Land Is Permanently Uninhabitable’ (Veterans Today)
– Fukushima Radiation Alarms Doctors And Scientists – ‘We Have Begun To See Increased Nosebleeds, Stubborn Cases Of Diarrhoea, And Flu-Like Symptoms In Children’, Doctor Attributes Symptoms To Radiation Exposure
– Wall Street Journal: How the Japanese Government Failed Residents of Namie, Fukushima
– Japan’s Nuclear Agency Hides Children Radiation Results
– Guinea Pigs: Children In Fukushima To Be Given Regular Cancer Tests … Instead Of Necessary Evacuation!
– AND NOW: Japanese Government Sets 100 Millisieverts As New Lifetime Standard
– Fallout! (60 Minutes): Japan’s Recovery Won’t Be Measured In Years, But Centuries – Michio Kaku: These Humans Are Guinea Pigs!
– Radiation ‘Experiment’ In Japan Just Got Bigger, As Fukushima To Fit All Infants, Kindergarteners, School Children With Radiation Monitoring Badges:
… these are not “dosimeters” but “glass badges” that passively collect radiation information. It won’t help these children or their parents to avoid high-radiation areas and spots, it won’t tell them how much radiation they will have been exposed unless they are sent in to a company to interpret the data.
This is outrageous and it is called mind-control:
– Unbelievable: Former NHK Director And Economist: ‘Doesn’t The Kyoto City Government Know That Radioactive Materials Will Be Dissolved And Rendered Harmless Once They Get Burned?’
– AND NOW … Meet The 3 Japanese Scientists That Say: ‘Plutonium is Not That Dangerous’ (Video)
– How the Brainwashing Was Done in Fukushima: Government Twitter Propaganda Would Make Josef Goebbels Proud
– Post-Nuke Reconstruction Plan for Fukushima Prefecture: World-Class Radiation Medicine, Radiation Contamination Removal, Renewable Energy
– Not A Joke: Japan Government To Seek UNESCO Endorsement For Its Food To Promote Food Exports And To Restore Trust In The Safety Of Japanese Food
– Friggin’ Unbelievable: Fukushima Radiation Health Risk Advisor Prof. Dr. Yamashita Of Nagasaki University On Fukushima And Radiation (MUST-SEE!!!)
– And Now: Japanese Doctor Says ‘Radiation Is Good For You’, ‘Like An Angel’s Smile (Even At 50 Millisieverts/Year)’
There are no safe levels of radiation:
– Prof. Karl Grossman: ‘Radiation Hormesis An Incredible Lie’
– Japanese Cancer Expert on the Fukushima Situation: ‘I Just Cannot Feel Any Hope For Japan’s Future’
– AIOM (Italian Association of Medical Oncology) President Carmelo Iacono: ‘Nuclear Radiation Is The Most Carcinogenic Thing That Exists’
– IAEA Admits: There Is No Such Thing As ‘Safe’ Levels Of Radiation
– Prof. Chris Busby: ‘There’s No Doubt Fukushima Dwarfs Chernobyl’ – ‘There Has Been A Massive Cover-Up And That Cover-Up Is Still Going On (The Negative Health Effects Of Low-Dose Radiation From Fukushima!!!)
– Fairewinds’ Founder Maggie Gundersen Interviews Environmental Scientist Marco Kaltofen: Radiation In Food Is Going To Be A Nationwide Problem In The US!
– ‘Fukushima: Gross Miscarriage Of Radiation Science’ – Childrens Cancer Risk From Radiation Is 10 To 100 Times Higher For The Same Exposure To Adults
– Physicians For Social Responsibility Press Conference (04/26/2011): Chernobyl, Fukushima And Nuclear Power – Disturbing Facts!
– Dr. Helen Caldicott On The Japan Nuclear Disaster – The Truth MSM Won’t Tell You! (Video)
– Dr. Steven Wing And Chief Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen Discuss Global Radiation Exposure and Consequences: There Is No Safe Dose of Radiation
– UC Santa Cruz Nuclear Expert Daniel Hirsch: ‘Every Amount of Radiation Exposure Increases Your Risk of Cancer.’ ‘There Is No Safe Level of Radiation.’
– Dr. Helen Caldicott: How Nuclear Apologists Mislead The World Over Radiation
– Dr. Brian Moench: There Is No ‘Safe’ Exposure To Radiation
– Dr. Peter Karamoskos: Don’t Be Fooled By A Never-Ending Cabal Of Paid Industry Scientific ”Consultants’ – Radiation Is Bad And Causes Cancer
– Are There Safe Levels of Radiation? How Much Radiation Is Safe? (Must-read!!!!!)
Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.
Yo: So making comparisons with X-rays and CT scans has no meaning. Because you can breathe in radioactive material.
Hirose: That’s right. When it enters your body, there’s no telling where it will go. The biggest danger is women, especially pregnant women, and little children. Now they’re talking about iodine and cesium, but that’s only part of it, they’re not using the proper detection instruments. What they call monitoring means only measuring the amount of radiation in the air. Their instruments don’t eat. What they measure has no connection with the amount of radioactive material.
Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility):
– The Propaganda From The Government And The Nuclear Industry About Low-Level Radiation Is Absolute Rubbish:
You’ve bought the propaganda from the nuclear industry. They say it’s low-level radiation. That’s absolute rubbish. If you inhale a millionth of a gram of plutonium, the surrounding cells receive a very, very high dose. Most die within that area, because it’s an alpha emitter. The cells on the periphery remain viable. They mutate, and the regulatory genes are damaged. Years later, that person develops cancer. Now, that’s true for radioactive iodine, that goes to the thyroid; cesium-137, that goes to the brain and muscles; strontium-90 goes to bone, causing bone cancer and leukemia. It’s imperative … that you understand internal emitters and radiation, and it’s not low level to the cells that are exposed. Radiobiology is imperative to understand these days.”
– TEPCO Informed The Japanese Government JUST 4 DAYS BEFORE March 11 Earthquake That The Fukushima Nuke Plant Would Not Withstand A Tsunami With Waves Exceeding 10 Meters
Big Brother Japan:
– Japanese Government Approves Over $900,000 In Funds To Combat ‘Erroneous Information’ (=Truth) About Fukushima
– Big Brother Japan: Government Monitors Tweets And Blog Posts To ‘Track Down Inaccurate Information And To Provide Correct Ones Instead
Radiation is now everywhere:
– 27,000 Becquerels/Kg Found At Kindergarten Over 200 Miles From Fukushima Nuke Plant
– New Scientific Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, As Contamination Spreads In Japan And Worldwide
– High Level Radioactive Cesium In Manure From Radioactive Fukushima Cows, Pigs That Have Been Sold To Farmers All Over Japan
– 4,000 Potentially Radioactive Cows Shipped from One Farm in Namie-Machi, Fukushima
– Japan Government To Lift Ban On Sales And Shipment Of Radioactive Fukushima Beef
– Fukushima: 186,000 Becquerels Per Kg Radioactive Cesium in Aizu Wakamatsu City
– Japan: Radioactive Beef Served in 296 Schools in 12 Prefectures
– Unbelievable: Japan Government Considers Reprocessing Over 1,550 Tons Of Highly Radioactive Sludge Found In 5 Prefectures As Soil For GARDENING
– Japan: Radioactive Compost Has Already Spread Wide
– Radioactive Fukushima Eggs: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium (Ukraine Safety Limit Is 6 Becquerels/Kg)
– Radiation in Japan Spreads: Wheat, Rapeseeds in Fukushima, Rice Hay Outside Fukushima Far Exceeding Safety Limit: 64,000 Becquerels/Kg Cesium In Rice Hay 83 Km From Fukushima
– Highly Radioactive Rice Hay In Tochigi: 106,000 Becquerels/Kg Cesium (Safety Limit Is 300 Becquerels/Kg)
– Japan Is Only Conducting VOLUNTARY TESTING As Threat to Japanese Food Chain Multiplies, Cesium And Iodine Contamination Found In Milk, Vegetables As Far As 360 Km From Fukushima Nuke Plant
– And Now Over 2,600 Meat Cows Suspected Of Being Fed With Radioactive Rice Hay!
– And Now: Government To Survey Half Of Japan For Soil Contamination
– Radiation in Fukushima City Order of Magnitude Higher Than Official Numbers?
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