Nov 14

MUST-READ!


Fukushima: Radiation, Politics and Public Relations (Veterans Today, Nov 11, 2012):

by Leuren Moret, Dr. Majia Nadesan and Jim Fetzer (with Major William Fox)

On Friday, 30 March 2012, Dr. Majia Nadesan and Leuren Moret appeared as the featured guests on “The Real Deal” hosted by Jim Fetzer to discuss the radiation effects of the Fukushima disaster and the fashion in which it has been covered up both by the Japanese and by the American governments. Nadesan, PhD., a professor of communication in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, has studied Fukushima extensively.  Moret is an independent geoscientist who has done expert studies on the Fukushima disaster, radiation problems around the world including depleted uranium.  What they had to tell us smacks of politics and public relations and is profoundly disturbing.  This is Part I of the original interview, which can be heard here:

Introduction by Major William Fox

NOTE: I invited Major William Fox (former USMCR commissioned officer), who was instrumental in arranging this interview to prepare an introduction. His key point is that the first line of defense to handle any major crisis is accurate information. Tragically, not only has accurate information been deliberately withheld from Americans regarding the Fukushima crisis, but they have also been steadily fed disinformation.  He continues:

Dr. Majia Nadesan reports in the interview below that on 16 December  2011, The Wall Street Journal wrote that the total radiation dispersed over a broad swath of northern Japan was 15% of what was released from Chernobyl. In contrast, the summary report of the RSMC [Regional Specialized Meteorological Center] Beijing on the Fukushima nuclear accident emergency stated that the total amount of radiation released from Fukushima in the first five days was equal to Chernobyl. In addition, scientists found radio-Xenon levels in the Pacific Northwest at 450,000 times average concentration levels in the weeks following Fukushima — not to mention other dangerous concentrations of radio-nuclides well beyond what any Western Europe countries ever experienced following Chernobyl.

Then we learn from Dr. Nadesan that, “…People in the Pacific Northwest actually inhaled between five and ten hot particles a day in the first month of the disaster — it could take 20 years for cancer to develop or it could take ten years or thirty years. But the significance is that the Western Press in the United States and in Europe as well as in Japan has trivialized the amount of radiation released by using terms like `no acute effects’, `no immediate health effect’…” Dr. Nadesan also comments:

“…If you look at the recently released NRC transcripts, they were projecting the dose to the thyroid of a one year old child, and they had different calculations. But one of their calculations was a thyroid dose of 30 millisieverts just from iodine to the thyroid of a one year old child annualized. And 30 millisieverts is a lot of radiation… clearly there was no effort to make any kind of recommendations to the public to keep their kids inside or to stop drinking milk or dairy, which was found in the wake of Chernobyl to be the primary vector by which small children were exposed to iodine is through milk. And that’s disturbing.”

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Sep 23

New Japan Study: Kidneys accumulate most radioactive cesium by far — Highest levels of any tissue inside cows (ENENews, Sep 21, 2012)

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Sep 13

88 Bq/Kg from well water in Minamisoma Fukushima (Fukushima Diary, Sep 12, 2012):

Cesium is penetrating into ground water. People are having less and less safe water.

88 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from well water in Fukushima.

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Jul 27


YouTube Added: 25.07.2012

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Dr Busby describes measurements made on an airconditing unit filter from inside an apartment in central Tokyo. This was sent by a lady in Tokyo who wanted to know if it was safe to live there. The filter only collected air from inside the apartment. It shows the presence of 130000Bq/kg radioCaesium in the dust plus enriched Uranium and for the first time Lead-210/Polonium-210. The apartment was evacuated from the Tuesday after the catastrophe and the machine switched off; and the family returned 5 months later. This and much other information about the health effects and cover ups, including leaked data are to be found in Dr Busby’s new book in Japanese: the Horror of Fukushima, published on 25th July by Kodansha in Tokyo.


YouTube Added: 25.07.2012

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Jul 24

Cesium measured from rice and milk sold in western Japan (Fukushima Diary, July 23, 2012)

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May 03

Blueberry Jam from Poland with 220 Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium, 26 Years After Chernobyl (EX-SKF, April 30, 2012):

The food retailer Meiji-ya was about to import blueberry jam from Europe, but the sample test found radioactive cesium exceeding the new safety limit of 100 becquerels/kg. Blueberries were grown in Poland.

From Chunichi Shinbun (5/1/2012):

食品小売りの明治屋(東京都中央区)が4月にオーストリアの業者から輸入しようとしたブルーベリージャム3個から、放射性セシウムの新基準値を超える1キログラム当たり140~220ベクレルが検出され、厚生労働省が荷の積み戻しなどを指示していた。

140 to 220 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected in the three jars of blueberry jam that food retailer Maiji-ya (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) was about to import from an Austrian distributor in April. The Ministry of Health and Welfare ordered the company to send back the shipment.

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May 02

Tokyo is finished:

Chief Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen: Tokyo Soil Samples Would Be Considered Nuclear Waste In The US! (Video)

Evacuate Tokyo And All US Forces From Japan! (Veterans Today): ‘Tokyo Radiation Level 25 Times The Fukushima Mandatory Evacuation Zone’

Radioactive Japan: Contamination Detected In Tokyo Equal To Chernobyl Mandatory Evacuation Levels

Prof. Takeda Kunihiko From Chubu University: ‘March 31, 2015 Is The Last Day Of Japan’

“If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.”
– Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University


2,566,720Bq/㎡ in Edogawa ku Tokyo (Fukushima Diary, May 1, 2012):

Following up this article..Tokyo is contaminated as the worst place in Chernobyl

39,488 Bq/Kg of cesium (134 + 137) was measured in Edogawa ku in Tokyo. It equals to 2,566,720Bq/㎡.

In the secondary evacuation area in Belarus, it was 555,000 ~ 1,480,000 Bq/m2 of cesium 137.

Even if you consider the data of Tokyo includes cesium 134, still it can be near the maximum limit of the secondary evacuation area in Belarus.

@tokaiama 1/8 江戸川区歩道車道の砂を測定しましたが同じような数値になります。CS134/137合計39488Bq/kg twitter.com/edogawa_aoyama…

— 東京江戸川放射線 (@edogawa_aoyama) January 15, 2012

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On 1/8/2012, we measured the sand of the street in Edogawa ku Tokyo, the result is like on the picture above. 39,488 Bq/Kg of cesium 134 + 137.

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May 01

How contaminated a bird is in Fukushima (Fukushima Diary, April 29, 2012):

Prof. Mori of Tokyo university took a picture of a bush warbler in Fukushima by autoradiography.

It took one month to capture the radiation from cesium 137.

The bush warbler was found dead in Iidate mura last December.

This photo was taken from the stomach of the bird. Black spots in the wing parts show radioactive particles stuck to the wings.

The ones in the body parts show the radioactive particles taken into the body.

Biological concentration is assumed to have happened through contaminated worms.

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Apr 27

4.2 million Bq/Kg of cesium from Black substance and microscope pics (Fukushima Diary, April 26, 2012)

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Apr 26

Cesium emission from reactor 2 increased 700% (Fukushima Diary, April 25, 2012)

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Apr 13

And that is only cesium!


17,200 Bq/Kg from tea leaves (Fukushima Diary, April 12 , 2012):

17,200 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from Yacon tea made in Zao Miyagi.

1,100 packages were already sold from July to January. From 4/10, the maker is collecting the products.

Yacon tea is supposed to be good for your stress.

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Apr 08

#Radioactive Japan: Commercial-Use Skim Milk Powder Found with 23 Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium (EX-SKF, April 7, 2012):

The data, photos and the graph are from Security Tokyo, with express permission to reprint.

Item: skim milk power in 1kg bag, commercial use
Manufacturer: Zenrakuren (all-Japan federation of dairy industry)
Manufactured in: Kita Fukuoka Factory in Iwate Prefecture

Iodine-131: ND
Cesium-134: 10 Bq/kg
Cesium-137: 13 Bq/kg
Total cesium: 23 Bq/kg
17,500 seconds precise measurement
Measurement error ±0.3Bq/kg (Cs-137)
Measurement using germanium semiconductor detector with proper calibration

Radioactive cesium has been constantly detected since the nuclear accident last year, albeit in small amounts (usually less than 20 becquerels/kg), from milk and milk products produced in Tohoku and northern Kanto. The cause may be the feed that milk cows eat. Until April 1, 2012, the safety limit for animal feed was 400 becquerels/kg (lower than for humans, which was 500 becquerels/kg). With the new safety limit of 100 becquerels/kg of cesium for humans, the safety limit for animal feed has also been revised down to 100 becquerels/kg.

Skim milk powder is used commercially for baked goods (bread, cookies, etc). It is also used for health supplements.

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Apr 07

Looks like the Japanese people will only wake up when their children are dying.

And that is already happening:

Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-Founder Of Physicians For Social Responsibility): What We Learned From Fukushima (Video – April 2, 2012)


1400 Bq/Kg of Shiitake mushroom served in kindergarten (Fukushima Diary, April 5, 2012):

1400 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from Shiitake mushroom served for school lunch of a kindergarten.
It was 3/21/2012, in Okazaki city Aichi. 2kg of the mushroom was served for 530 of the students and staff.
The mushroom was shipped from Ibaraki prefecture, 30kg has already been distributed in Okazaki city.
Aichi local government states, it doesn’t affect promptly.

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Apr 05

Must-see:

Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-Founder Of Physicians For Social Responsibility): What We Learned From Fukushima (Video – April 2, 2012):

Dr. Helen Caldicott: If Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 collapses I am evacuating my family from Boston.

Few people know that the Pacific Northwest got whacked hard by fallout from the Fukushima disaster with radiation rates hundreds of thousands of times higher than normal background radiation.

The damage from this is not something that the corporate media or the government is talking about.  It mysteriously disappeared from the radar almost immediately.

More info on reactor 4 SFP here:

MUST-SEE: Fukushima Totally Out Of Control – Radioactive Fallout In the US – Reactor 4 SFP Is the Highest Risk Now: If The Cooling Water Is Lost It’ll Be Just A Few Hours At Most Before That Waste Is On Fire (RT – The Big Picture – Video)

Independent And Government Experts Say Reactor 4 SFP Is A Grave Concern: 460 Tons Of Nuclear Fuel Could Overheat, Explode and Release Massive Amounts Of Radiation (((Finishing Off Japan)))


Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 200 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident (April 3, 2012):

Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident. Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata strongly stated that if the crippled building of reactor unit 4—with 1,535 fuel rods in the spent fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground—collapses, not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but will also affect the common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel rods, located some 50 meters from reactor 4. In both cases the radioactive rods are not protected by a containment vessel; dangerously, they are open to the air. This would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never before experienced. He stressed that the responsibility of Japan to the rest of the world is immeasurable. Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries. Ambassador Murata informed us that the total numbers of the spent fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi site excluding the rods in the pressure vessel is 11,421 (396+615+566+1,535+994+940+6375).

I asked top spent-fuel pools expert Mr. Robert Alvarez, former Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment at the U.S. Department of Energy, for an explanation of the potential impact of the 11,421 rods.

I received an astounding response from Mr. Alvarez:

It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies in reactor No. 4, 304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4.  Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site spent they contain roughly 982 million curies of intermediate and long-lived radionuclides. I used a higher estimate that Chernobyl released about 2.5 million curies in my earlier estimate regarding pool No. 4.  It appears that there is roughly 393 million curies of Cesium-137 contained in the total spent fuel inventory at the Dai-Ichi site. This is more than 200 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). This is 145% more than the total NCRP estimate of Cs-137 released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants ( ~270 million curies or 1.0E+18 bequerels).

Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 200 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.

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Mar 02

And these are numbers brought to you by Asahi  and  it is only cesium!!!

Where are hundreds of tons of MOX fuel (containing plutonium and uranium)?

Fukushima MOX Reactor 3 SFP Is GONE!!! (Video)

And scientists measured plutonium in Lithuania, that has been identified to be from Fukushima (not from Chernobyl).


Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed (The Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 29, 2012):

A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say.

Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute, released the finding at a scientific symposium in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Feb. 28.

The figure, which represents about 20 percent of the discharge during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, is twice as large as previous estimates by research institutions both in Japan and overseas.

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Feb 26

3.1×10E11 Bq/m3 of cesium leaked from the water purifying system (Fukushima Diary, Feb. 25, 2012):

On 2/25/2012 8:30AM, A Tepco employee found high level of contaminated water leaking from water purifying system called Sally.
It’s 3.1×10E11 Bq/m3. Tepco asserts it’s only 10 L to leak, none of it has leaked to the sea for some reason.
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Feb 15

91,600 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Sunflowers in Iitate-mura, Fukushima (EX-SKF, Feb. 14, 2012):

So the sunflowers DID concentrate radioactive cesium in soil. It was not where the Japanese government wanted you to find.

According to one Iitate-mura villager, Mr. Itoh, who had his sunflowers tested, the radioactive cesium was IN THE ROOTS. He suspects that the government knew, and cherry-picked the data that seemingly supported the foregone conclusion that sunflowers do not work in decontaminating the soil.

Why? Because the government wants and needs to distribute big money to big businesses that closely work with the government in the “decontamination” bubble that they’ve created.

From his tweets on February 7, 2012:

ヒ マワリの根 セシウム134 39,500bq/kg セシウム137  52,100bq/kg セシウム計  91,600bq/kg。ヒマワリの根の灰については、焼却温度が低く、体積が1/4程度にしか減らなかった、2,200gの根を燃やし 460gの灰が出た。

Sunflower roots: Cesium-134, 39,500 Bq/kg; cesium-137, 52,100 Bq/kg; total 91,600 Bq/kg. Since the roots were burned at low a temperature, the roots were reduced to only one-quarter in mass. 2,200 grams of the roots were burned, resulting in 460 grams of ashes.

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Jan 19

What are they doing in Japan … besides intentionally finishing of all Japanese?

Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University:

‘If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.’

Prof. Dr. Chris Busby: ‘You Shouldn’t Go On A Business Trip To Japan’ – ‘Get Out Of Japan’ – ‘Run!’ – ‘I Would Get Out Of Tokyo’ (Video)

(Complete English Translation) Dr. Dörte Siedentopf, MD: ‘The Worst Thing Is That Authorities Haven’t Learned Anything From Chernobyl’ – ‘I Am Speechless About The Handling Of The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster’ – ‘The People Have Been Systematically Lied To’ – ‘One Can Only Feel Helpless Rage’

–  Studies Prove: Fukushima Safety Level NOT SAFE! (Video)

Prof. Yury Bandazhevsky: Over 50 Bq/Kg In Humans Leads To Irreversible Lesions In Vital Organs – CRIMINAL WHO And IAEA EXPOSED (Video)

Japanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED

Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)


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

Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated

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.

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Dec 19

Flashback:

– Fukushima worker:

‘Everything Is Totally Out Of Control’ – ‘Fukushima Still Emits 60 Million Bequerels Per Hour’ – ‘Sea Contamination Is Ongoing’

Fukushima Water Purifying System HAS NEVER WORKED!:

Now the gutter is directly connected to the sea.


#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 230 Tonnes of Leaked Water Is Rather “Hot” (EX-SKF, Dec. 18, 2011):

I forgot to update the news of 230-tonne leak at Fukushima I Nuke Plant but toward the end of TEPCO’s press conference on December 18, the initial result of the nuclide analysis came in, and the number was rather high.

Cesium-134:

  • The trench water: 4200 becquerels/cubic centimeter (or 4.2 million becquerels/liter)
  • The water dripping from electrical duct: 0.13 becquerels/cubic centimeter (or 130 becquerels/liter)

No news yet on other nuclides, though Asahi Shinbun says cesium-137 was 5400 becquerels/cubic centimeter. If that’s the case, the cesium total would be 9600 becquerels/cubic centimeter of 9.6 million becquerels/liter. It is not as radioactive as the untreated, contaminated water (which is about 100 times as radioactive than this trench water), but still high for a plant that has achieved a “cold shutdown”.

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Dec 10

Related information:

Japanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED

Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

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.”

There is a lot more information on the effects of low-level radiation below (Scroll down until: ‘There are no safe levels of radiation:’)


Nuclear Controversies


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Documentary of 51 mn of Wladimir Tchertkoff (2003). In June 2001 in Kiev, the nuclear based experts of the IAEA and WHO maintain that the catastrophe of Tchernobyl made only 31 died “approximately”…

Professor Yury Bandazhevsky:

Former director of the Medical Institute in Gomel (Belarus), is a scientist working on sanitary consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. He was the first to create an institute in Belarus, in 1989, specially dedicated to scientific work on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In 1978 he married Galina Bandazhevskaja, a medical doctor specialized in pediatrics.

– Criminal Dr. Norman Elswood Gentner:

From 2001 to 2005, he joined the United Nations Secretariat, serving as the sixth Secretary of UNSCEAR. He has also served on the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety (IACRS; which sponsored the International Basic Safety Standards), the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Chernobyl, the IAEA’s (International Atomic Energy Agency) Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC), Observer to ICRP (the International Commission on Radiological Protection) Committee 1 and the NEA’s (the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency) Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH), and Corresponding Member to the ICRP Task Group on Protection of the Environment.

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Dec 09

Fukushima fallout: Japanese company recalls powdered baby milk after detecting high levels of radioactive cesium (Natural News, Dec. 8, 2011):

The disastrous effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe are still emerging nearly a year after the fact, as a popular Japanese baby formula company has now announced a massive recall of baby food tainted with radiation. Meiji Holdings Co., maker of Meiji Step infant powder (Meiji Step is only sold in Japan) is recalling 400,000 cans of the product because of contamination with radioactive cesium.

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Dec 01

We couldn’t kill enough (Fukushima Diary, Nov. 30, 2011):

An NPO called “Tsukuba agri challenge” exports cesium rice to Vietnam.

“To take down the harmful rumor”, the NPO in Tsukuba, Ibaraki is going to sell rice burger made of Fukushima rice and Ibaraki rice even though they measured 1,270 Bq/kg from rice in Fukushima on 11/25.

The NPO considers Vietnam to be one of the major markets in Asia, they even add lotus and lettuce to cesium rice burger and held a sample eating event at Crescent mall on 11/30/2011.

They had them eat 100 cesium rice burgers.

Those cesium burgers are supposed to have passed their radiation check collaborating with an IT firm called “Computer laboratory” in Hitachinaka.
They measured the samples with “high spec” system and they did not measure cesium from any of the samples.

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Nov 29

‘Level dangerous; some already sold: Fukushima’

Cesium find makes Date rice off-limits (Japan Times, Nov. 28, 2011):

The government on Tuesday ordered a ban on the shipment of rice harvested in two more districts in Fukushima Prefecture, after tests detected dangerously high levels of radioactive cesium.

Chief Cabinet Secreatary Osamu Fujimura said the central government has instructed Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato to impose the ban on about 1,900 kg harvested in the Oguni district and 1,500 kg in the Tsukidate district, both in the city of Date.

On Monday, the Fukushima Prefectural Government announced that a combined 3,400 kg of unmilled rice harvested by two farms in the Oguni district and by one farm in the Tsukidate district contained between 580 and 1,050 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium. The government’s limit is 500 becquerels.

In October, Gov. Sato officially announced that test results for rice at 1,174 spots in the prefecture, including Date, confirmed that Fukushima’s rice was not contaminated by radioactive materials and was safe to consume.

The initial inspections showed that 82 percent of the rice tested showed no traces of contamination, and the remaining samples contained radioactive cesium below the government-set limit.

#Radioactive Rice Keeps Coming: 1050 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Date City, Fukushima (EX-SKF, Nov. 28, 2011):

Asahi Shinbun has a convenient map that plots locations where the rice has been found with radioactive cesium far exceeding the provisional safety limit of 500 becquerels/kg. The white circle is Onami District in Fukushima City where up to 1270 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium has been found in the rice. The two red circles are the locations in Date City where the rice exceeding the limit has been found this time. So far.

And unlike in Onami District in Fukushima City, they are only testing one bag out of every 50. Some comfort.

From Asahi Shinbun (11/28/2011):

福 島市大波地区(旧小国村)のコメから国の基準値(1キロあたり500ベクレル)を超える放射性セシウムが検出された問題で、福島県は28日、緊急調査の結 果、大波地区に隣接する同県伊達市の旧小国村と旧月舘町の両地区の計3戸のコメでも基準を超え、一部は流通していた、と発表した。県は両地区のコメの出荷 自粛を要請した。政府は、29日にも両地区のコメの出荷停止を指示する方針だ。

After radioactive cesium exceeding the provisional safety limit was detected in rice harvested in Onami District of Fukushima City (former Oguni-mura), Fukushima Prefecture announced on November 28 that rice from 3 farms in the adjasent areas of Onami District, former Oguni-mura and former Tsukidate-machi, both of which became part of Date City, was found with radioactive cesium exceeding the limit. Part of the rice has been sold in the market. The prefectural government has requested that the shipment of rice from these two districts to be voluntarily halted. The national government is going to order the halt of the rice shipment from the districts.

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Nov 28

Cesium levels hit tens of billions of becquerels at river mouth (Asahi Shimbun, Nov. 25, 2011):

Researchers have sounded the alarm over river water containing cesium levels at tens of billions of becquerels a day flowing into the sea near Fukushima Prefecture, site of the crippled nuclear power plant.

A joint study by Kyoto University and the University of Tsukuba, among other entities, estimated that water at the mouth of the Abukumagawa river running through the prefecture was contaminated with cesium levels of about 50 billion becquerels a day.

They called for immediate and continued monitoring of the situation.

The daily radiation levels are equivalent to the total of amount of cesium in low-level contaminated water released into the sea in April by Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

The Abukumagawa river runs to the north in the prefecture, near Koriyama and Fukushima, the prefectural capital, and flows into the Pacific Ocean at Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture.

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Nov 22

Radioactive Strontium Found in Central Tokyo (EX-SKF, Nov. 21, 2011):

(UPDATE-2) Asahi Shinbun carried the news:

(UPDATE) So far, it is dead silence from the Japanese MSMs; even the critical papers like Tokyo Shinbun is mum on strontium in Tokyo.

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A citizen group did the soil survey of three locations in central Tokyo, and had the soil samples tested for radioactive cesium and strontium. All three had both.

Summary of reporting by Yasumi Iwakami, independent journalist:

Locations and amounts of radioactive materials:
Kiyosumi Shirakawa Station, Koto-ku:
Radioactive cesium (134 and 137 combined): 19,126 Bq/kg
Radioactive strontium (89 and 90 combined): 44 Bq/kg

Yurakucho Station, Chiyoda-ku:
Radioactive cesium (134 and 137 combined): 20,955 Bq/kg
Radioactive strontium (89 and 90 combined): 51 Bq/kg

Front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Chiyoda-ku:
Radioactive cesium (134 and 137 combined): 48,176 Bq/kg
Radioactive strontium (89 and 90 combined): 48 Bq/kg

It’s a poetic justice that the amount of radioactive cesium is the highest at METI. I hear TEPCO’s headquarter building in Tokyo also enjoys rather high radiation.

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Nov 16

#Radiation in Japan: 60,000 Bq/kg Cesium in Riverbed Soil in Fukushima (EX-SKF, Nov. 15, 2011):

From Tokyo Shinbun, quoting Kyodo News (11/15/2011):

環 境省は15日、福島県内の河川や湖、ダムなど計193地点について、底の土壌に含まれる放射性物質濃度の調査結果を発表。東電福島第1原発事故の緊急時避 難準備区域に指定されていた南相馬市を流れる太田川の1地点の川底で1キログラム当たり最高6万ベクレルの放射性セシウムが検出されるなど、ほぼすべての 地点で放射性セシウムが検出された。

On November 15, the Ministry of the Environment announced the result of the survey of the radioactive material density in bottom soil in 193 locations in rivers, lakes and dams in Fukushima Prefecture. Radioactive cesium was detected in almost all locations, with the highest density of 60,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium in the riverbed soil in the Ota River that runs through Minami Soma City, which was designated as “evacuation-ready zone” after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

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Nov 07

From the article:

Does that mean that NOW 25 years after Chernobyl those people are getting seriously ill who were back then exposed to low-level radiation?

Yes, indeed. Those who have been adults back then survived 25 years and are NOW getting sick. We call it the silent death. Those who have been children back then got sick a lot earlier – often times with fatal consequences.


How do I have to imagine life in those contaminated areas?

Life? Above all there is death, silent death, mainly cancer. People die of all sorts of diseases related to Strontium, affecting for example the heart muscle, whose energy becomes dysfunctional. We have studies from Belarus documenting that already 2-year-old to 4-year-old children die of acute heart failure. It does not have to be cancer. The people die of kidney and liver failure and all kinds of blood diseases, also known as ‘Chernobyl AIDS’.

Now compare that to what the Japanese people are being told  by their elite puppet government:

NHK Calls 20 Millisieverts/Year ‘Low-Level Radiation’ & The Lies Of Minister Goshi Hosono


Dörte Siedentopf is a member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. The organization’s headquarters is in Somerville, Massachusetts.

English summary by Fukushima Diary’s Mochizuki at the end of this article.

Das leise Sterben – Horrorszenario wartet auf Japan (NTV, March 19,  2011):

Dörte Siedentopf bereist seit 20 Jahren verstrahlte Regionen rund um Tschernobyl. Dort und auch hier in Deutschland hilft sie Betroffenen der Katastrophe. Siedentopf ist Mitglied des IPPNW, der internationalen Ärztevereinigung für die Verhütung des Atomkrieges. Mit n-tv.de spricht sie über das traurige Leben und leise Sterben in den Dörfern Weißrusslands und über das, was auf die Japaner nach dem Reaktorunfall von Fukushima zukommen könnte.

n-tv.de: Aus Ihren Erfahrungen, die Sie seit 20 Jahren mit den Strahlenopfern von Tschernobyl machen, wüsste ich gerne von Ihnen, was auf die Menschen in Japan zukommt.

Dörte Siedentopf: Neben den ganz akuten Verstrahlungen, denen die Liquidatoren, also die Arbeiter im Atomkraftwerk, ausgesetzt sind und deren Schicksal sich jeder ausmalen kann, gilt unser Augenmerk insbesondere jenen Tausenden oder Hunderttausenden von Menschen, die der Niedrigstrahlung ausgesetzt sind. Bei all den schlimmen Bildern dieser Katastrophe und den Geschichten über jene Männer, auf die ein mehr oder weniger schneller Tod oder ein langes Siechtum wartet, vergessen wir viel zu schnell die Erkrankungen, die sich über Jahre in den Körpern der Niedrigverstrahlten ausbreiten.

Gibt es schon konkrete Angaben über eine atomare Verseuchung im Umfeld der Kraftwerke von Fukushima?

Verlässliche Informationen dazu gibt es leider kaum. Jüngst erreichten uns Nachrichten, wonach Cäsium an die Umwelt abgegeben worden sein. Dies möchte mal als ein Beispiel heranziehen: Das Cäsium ist dem Kalium biologische ähnlich und der menschliche Körper kann nicht zwischen dem guten Kalium und dem Cäsium unterscheiden. Der Körper nimmt es über die Atmung und die Nahrung auf. Man kann sich nicht davor schützen. Nach der Aufnahme baut sich das Cäsium selbstständig in die Körperzellen ein und zerstört dort den Energiehaushalt der Zellen. Dabei ist es völlig unerheblich, ob es sich um Leber-, Nieren- oder Hirnzellen handelt. Diese befallene Zelle stirbt ab, nachdem sie vorher noch ihre Nachbarzellen in Mitleidenschaft zieht. Damit beginnt ein unheimlicher Kreislauf. Wie das Leben mit einer Zelle beginnt, beginnt in diesem Fall auch das Sterben.

Wie hoch ist denn die Latenzzeit des eingebauten Cäsiums?

Das hängt davon ab, wer das Cäsium aufnimmt. Kinder sind mehr gefährdet, weil sich ihre Zellen pausenlos teilen. Weil sie wachsen, benötigen sie dauernd Energie und müssen dauernd mit der Schädigung ihrer Zellen zurechtkommen. Erwachsene, die weniger Zellenteilungen insgesamt haben, weil ihre Organe schon ausgewachsen sind, sind zunächst nicht so schlimm gefährdet. Bei Kindern treten die bösartigen Erkrankungen demnach schneller auf – bereits nach einem bis vier Jahren, wie wir von Tschernobyl wissen. Bei Erwachsenen beträgt die Latenzzeit 20 bis 25 Jahre.

Das heißt, dass jetzt, 25 Jahre nach Tschernobyl jene Menschen schwer erkranken, die damals der so genannten Niedrigverstrahlung ausgesetzt waren?

Ja, so ist es. Die damaligen Erwachsenen haben 25 Jahre überlebt und werden jetzt krank. Wir sprechen vom leisen Sterben. Die damaligen Kinder sind schon viel früher erkrankt – oft mit tödlichem Ausgang.

Was bedeutet das für die Fortpflanzung der Menschen?

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Oct 28

France’s IRSN New Estimate on Amount of Cesium-137 into the Pacific Ocean: 27,100 Terabequerels, or 20 Times TEPCO’s Estimate (EX-SKF, October 27, 2011):

From Jiji Tsushin (10/28/2011):

フ ランス政府系の放射線防護原子力安全研究所(IRSN)は27日、東京電力福島第1原発事故後の3月21日から7月半ばまでに海に流出した放射性セシウ ム137の総量は2.71京ベクレル(1京は1兆の1万倍)で、東京電力が6月に発表した推計値の20倍に達すると推定した調査報告書を公表した。

On October 27, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN, Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire) of France announced its research report in which the researchers estimated the total amount of radioactive cesium-137 leaked from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean was 27,100 terrabecquerels from March 21 to mid July. The IRSN estimate is 20 times as much as the estimate announced in June by TEPCO.

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Oct 27

High levels of radiation detected at 2 schools in Chiba Prefecture (Mainichi, Oct. 26, 2011):

ABIKO, Chiba — High levels of radiation have been detected on the premises of two elementary schools here, local education authorities have revealed.

According to the Abiko Municipal Board of Education, 11.3 microsieverts of radiation per hour was detected just above the surface of the ground near a ditch in the compounds of the Abiko Municipal Daiichi Elementary School on Sept. 15. The amount was 1.7 microsieverts in the air 50 centimeters above the ground.

Soil had piled up in the ditch, which had been damaged by growing tree roots, a situation similar to a residential area of the Chiba Prefecture city of Kashiwa where 57.5 microsieverts per hour was detected.

Radioactive cesium amounting to 60,768 becquerels per 1 kilogram of soil was found in the ditch.

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Oct 22

Kashiwa City’s Radioactive Dirt: 276,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium (EX-SKF, Oct. 22, 2011):

The highly radioactive dirt in Kashiwa City in Chiba, which measured 57.5 microsieverts/hr 30 centimeters below the surface, was not from radium after all or any other nuclides that are used in industrial or medical use (some suggested cobalt-60, for example). It was from radioactive cesium.

On October 22 Kashiwa City announced the result of the analysis of three dirt samples from the location at different depth (one on the surface, two at 30 centimeter deep). The analysis was done on October 22. The unit is becquerels per kilogram:

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