Oct 15

“Fukushima radiation worse than feared” — Gov’t and Tepco ‘ignore’ effects of radioactive iodine (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 13, 2013):

NHK WORLD, Oct. 12, 2013: UN panel: radiation dose may be underestimated […] Investigators from the UN Scientific Committee of Atomic Radiation […] raised doubts about estimates by the Japanese government and [TEPCO] […] The UN committee found the Japanese government and TEPCO ignored the effects of radioactive iodine. […]

Reuters (via Al Jazeera), Oct. 13, 2013: UN: Fukushima radiation worse than feared […] the tests used on workers did not take into account some types of radiation. In particular, workers were tested for thyroid gland doses from radioactive iodine after a significant delay, through procedures that failed to account for iodine-132 and iodine-133, which have half-lives of two hours and 20 hours respectively. […] Increased radiation exposure has been linked to greater rates of cancer and thyroid disorders.

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Oct 25

See also:

ALERT! – Saint Louis, MO: Radioactive Rain At 2.76 mR/Hr, 270 Times Over Background Radiation, Highest Reading So Far (Oct. 17, 2011)



YouTube Added: 23.10.2011

The Day THYROID CANCER Was Thrust Upon Saint Louis, North America: Monday 17th of October 2011

The POTRBLOG team has been able to identify a 19.25 hour half life and a follow on 4.8 day half life component in the radioactive fallout which rained down on Saint Louis, Missouri on Monday 17th of October 2011. The half lives and decay chain indicate the presence of radioactive Iodine 133 and its daughter product Xenon 133.

As evidenced by alternating Saint Louis, Mo fallout detections of Neptunium 239 and currently of Iodine 133 + Xenon 133, Fukushima is cycling between a free flowing neutron rich criticality creating Neptunium-239 — Plutonium 239 and a neutron “poisoned” criticality where Iodine-133 — Xenon 133 is both the neutron poison and primary fallout product.

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Jun 13

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Kurion’s Cesium Removal System Is Clogged Somewhere (EX-SKF, June 12, 2011):

Part of the contaminated water treatment system being readied at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is the cesium absorption tower using the technology of Kurion, a US start-up with very little information on their corporate website.

TEPCO discovered that not enough water was flowing through one of the 4 subsystems, and suspects it’s clogged up somewhere.

And a bit of new information that the Kurion’s system removes not just cesium but technetium and iodine, according to the press conference handout from TEPCO which is found below.

By the way, the number of pipe leaks in the Areva’s system was not “over 10”. Well, it was “over ten” for sure, but it was actually 48.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (11:45AM JST 6/12/2011; diagram of Kurion’s system added):

東京電力は12日、福島第一原子力発電所にたまった高濃度汚染水を処理する装置の試運転が、13日以降にずれ込む可能性があると発表した。

TEPCO announced on June 12 that the test run of the system to treat highly contaminated water at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant would be delayed after June 13.

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May 03

UCB Food Chain Sampling Results:

Radionuclides, once deposited by rainwater or air onto the ground, will find their way through the ecosystem. We are already tracking its path from rainwater to creek runoff to tap water, but we would also like to monitor how much these isotopes that make their way into our food. For example, how much gets taken up by the grass and eventually winds up in our milk?

We have been collecting produce that is as local as possible to test for the radioactive isotopes. We might expect different kinds of plants to take up different quantities of cesium and iodine, so we are trying to measure as many different plants and fruits as we are able to. So far, we have measured grass, wild mushrooms, spinach, strawberries, cilantro, kale, and arugula. We have also measured local topsoil. As of 5/2, we will begin reporting on seaweed from the Northern California coast.

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