Kyodo: Radiation surged at Fukushima, gov’t tells Tepco “take action” — Asahi: Fish found with “extremely high levels” of radioactive material 40 km from plant

Kyodo: Radiation surged at Fukushima, gov’t tells Tepco “take action” — Asahi: Fish found with “extremely high levels” of radioactive material 40 km from plant (ENENews, Jan 10, 2014):

Asahi, Jan. 11, 2014: Fish with very high levels of cesium found near Fukushima […] extremely high levels of radiation […] The Fisheries Research Agency said Jan. 10 the black sea bream had 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, 124 times the safety standards for foodstuffs. The fish was caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Nov. 17. The site is 37 kilometers south of the stricken power plant. […] The research institute said it will study the fish further to try and determine when it became contaminated with such high levels of radioactive cesium.

Kyodo, Jan. 11, 2014: Nuclear regulators on Friday called on [Tepco] to take action to address rising radiation levels at the border of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant’s premises, which have jumped to levels eight times higher than the regulatory limit. According to plant operator Tepco, an evaluation of radiation exposure caused by toxic water, rubble and debris, and other waste kept at the plant was below the limit of 1 millisievert per year as of March, but surged to 7.8 millisieverts as of August. […]

See also: Radiation jumps around Fukushima plant — Now ~1,000% previous levels — Tepco kept strontium-90 data secret for months — Officials knew of increase but ‘too busy’ to do anything — Gov’t holds Friday meeting about what can be done

1 thought on “Kyodo: Radiation surged at Fukushima, gov’t tells Tepco “take action” — Asahi: Fish found with “extremely high levels” of radioactive material 40 km from plant

  1. The worst part is the fact it will continue to climb, it will get much worse. The fact the US government and states are starting to talk about “possible problems” tells me it is already out of control. There is no way to stop it, and the more it burns, the hotter it will get.
    Lies may suffice in politics, but not in reality. In reality, the truth will always win out, only in the abstract world of words can lies prevail.
    Just like the financial system. They can lie only so long before the truth makes itself clear.
    Looks like we are getting sucked into a perfect storm. Social, political, economic and now environmental problems all are hitting at once.
    All the words in the world cannot stop the radioactive disaster we are facing. There are no antidotes, no solution, and millions will die as the food chain is irrevocably broken, and the illnesses are just beginning.
    Look at what has happened to sardines, they are gone. Starfish are now goo, salmon is yellow, radioactive poisons are in the blue fin tuna…..very high in the food chain.
    Birds eat fish, higher life forms eat the birds. The Pacific will be totally dead in another 12-22 months. Gulf of Mexico is already dead, and the Pacific will be even worse.
    Both oceans destroyed by greedy corporations.
    If any of our species survive, I hope they have enough sense to outlaw corporations for all time.

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