Jun 25

Emergency research underway in Japan after birds found with perplexing deformities

- Emergency research underway in Japan after birds found with perplexing deformities — “Something unusual occurring inside their bodies” — Never reported in 500,000 exams done before 3/11 — Now observed at every site across country, some over 1,000 km from Fukushima (PHOTO) (ENENews, June 25, 2014):

Asahi Shimbun, June 25, 2014: [Noboru Nakamura, a researcher at the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology] has visited the riverbed [in Fukushima] 20 times [...] looking into whether the earthquake or the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant caused abnormal changes among wild birds. [...] [Researchers] first verified abnormal change [200 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi] in Niigata Prefecture [...] Oct. 24, 2011, a common reed bunting, a small migratory bird, was found with uneven tail feathers that had a moth-eaten appearance. The institute started emergency surveys [...] The most perplexing thing was the overly long feathers [...] Its feathers very reliably grow to a certain length [...] [Kiyoaki Ozaki, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology deputy director-general,] could not imagine a reason for them to be longer. By March 2012, the same abnormality was identified at all research sites across Japan, such as Tochigi, Ibaraki, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Shimane, Kagawa and Fukuoka [over 1,000 kilometers from Fukushima]. The proportion of birds with the abnormality was 13.8 percent. In at least one place, the ratio exceeded 25 percent. Birds born in 2011 account for 97.3 percent of the specimens with the abnormality. [...] Researchers have found feathers that already appear moth-eaten when they split open the sheath. Some birds even grew back feathers with the same deformity after the researchers plucked out older, misshapen feathers. [...] One thing is certain: The common reed [...] pass through or stop in the Tohoku region during their migration.

Noboru Nakamura, a researcher at the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology: “In Iitate, I caught a Japanese bush warbler in the net yesterday. It had feathers missing from the back of its head, and its skin was dark on that part. I found the same thing last year and the year before in Minami-Soma. I don’t know the reason.” Continue reading »

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Jun 25

- Birth defect deaths in West Coast state hit record levels during 2011 — Spiked 60% statewide, then returned to normal in 2012 — New gov’t document lists ‘Fukushima release along west coast of US’ as possible factor in birth defect cluster (ENENews, June 24, 2014):

Washington State Department of Health (.pdf), June 16, 2014:

  • Anencephaly Cluster Investigation — Central Washington, 2010-2014 [CDC: Congenital anomaly resulting in babies missing parts of brain/skull... almost all die shortly after birth]
  • Environmental Exposure Hypotheses considered by DOH: [...] Radiation from Fukushima release
  • Radiation from Fukushima: [...] No reported increase in anencephaly after Fukushima release along west coast of US

Fetal Deaths, 1992-2012 — Washington State Department of Health, Oct. 2013: Continue reading »

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Jun 25

- WIPP Expert: “Very likely” multiple nuclear waste drums exploded, risk of more occurring; It was clearly something major… signs of fire at container holding over 500 billion Bq of Plutonium and Americium — Nuclear Engineer: “This is a huge dirty bomb” (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 24, 2014): 

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer, June 19, 2014 (at 33:45 in): I do believe the part about it being a hydrogen explosion [at WIPP]– due to the decomposition of the green kitty litter — that causes a whole bunch of problems, and one of them is that this is a huge dirty bomb. >> Full interview here

Insight New Mexico interviews Don Hancock, director of the Nuclear Waste Safety program and administrator at Southwest Research and Information Center, June 12, 2014 (at 4:00 in): They haven’t been able to physically get to the one or more containers that… exploded, or had some kind of a deflagration. They had pictures of one container that’s clearly breached, has holes, the lid is off, there are signs that there’s melting around, small amounts of fire, etc… So clearly something major happened. We still don’t know how many containers are involved, I think it’s very likely that its more than the one… the reason I think there’s probably more than is while this particular container has 16 or 17 curies of plutonium and americium [592 billion to 629 billion becquerels] in it, which is a much larger amount than what the average container is, there are containers including ones sitting right beside it that have more radioactivity. We don’t know how much came out, but from what we do know, it looks to me that it was more than what could have come out of a single container. >> Watch the fwull interview here Continue reading »

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Jun 25

FYI.

I do not share Gordon Duff’s views on Obama.

In my opinion Obama is even worse than traitor & elite puppet Bush.


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Coming to a town near you

- VT Nuclear Education: Mossad/N. Korea Links, MOX (Veterans Today, June 24, 2014):

By Gordon Duff

The materials below were selected from a huge archive I have been given, some public, some less so, to publish.  In general, minimally, it exposes the US government as dangerous, incompetent and deceitful in its handling of both nuclear materials and our national defense.

In this case, we enter the area where former New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson, former head of the Department of Energy, is now found to have been the subject of an FBI investigation into trading nuclear material with North Korea and the Mossad.  My read on this is that the FBI considered the North Koreans and the Mossad business partners in peddling nuclear material to other nations with Department of Energy chief, Bill Richardson, their “mole,” helping create a planet racing toward doomsday. Continue reading »

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Jun 25

Aaaand it’s gone …

- Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain (Bay Citizen, April 2, 2011):

And Another Important Article On The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Has Been Deleted

Proof that this article once existed via Google:

And Another Important Article On The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Has Been Deleted-2

You decide for yourself if somebody wants to keep this important information from you.

You can still read the article HERE:

- California: Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater 181 Times Above Drinking Water Standards, Has Also Been Detected In Multiple Milk Samples, While US Gov Has Still Not Published Any Official Data On Japan Disaster:

Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain

Federal officials have still not published any official data on nuclear fallout from Japan disaster

- Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain (Bay Citizen, April 2, 2011):

Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times and has been detected in multiple milk samples, but the U.S. government has still not published any official data on nuclear fallout here from the Fukushima disaster.

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

But critics say an absence of federal data on the issue is hampering efforts to develop strategies for preventing radioactive isotopes from accumulating in the nation’s food and water supplies.

Continue reading »

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Jun 22

- China Builds World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Reactor; Regulators “Overwhelmed” (ZeroHedge, June 22, 2014):

We are sure this will end well. Just as China took the ‘if we build it (on free credit), they will come’ growth model to extremes in real estate; it appears their ambitions in nuclear energy production are just as grandiose. However, just as they lost control of the real estate market, Bloomberg reports China is moving quickly to become the first country to operate the world’s most powerful atomic reactor even as France’s nuclear regulator says communication and cooperation on safety measures with its Chinese counterparts are lacking. France has a lot riding on a smooth roll out of China’s European Pressurized Reactors (EPRs) as it is home to Areva, which developed the next-gen reactor, and utility EdF, which oversees the project. French regulators, speaking in parliament, warned, “the Chinese safety authorities lack means. They are overwhelmed.

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Not what you want to hear as the nation embarks on the biggest nuclear energy facility creation ever, “if too many nuclear power projects are started too quickly, it could jeopardize the healthy, long-term development of nuclear power…” and the Chinese (just ask the Japanese). Continue reading »

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Jun 21

A Unprecedented Radiation Disaster – Fukushima’s Ongoing Fallout (CounterPunch, June 20-22, 2014)

- NHK: Fukushima responsible for “largest-ever” amount of radioactive pollution… “We did something terrible” — Scientist: Nuclear fuel “still melting down… there’s melting happening in the cores” (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 21, 2014)

- Farmers: Fukushima radiation causing mystery disease — Many animals have developed spots all over their bodies — What if this starts to afffect people? It must be examined — Gov’t can’t identify problem (PHOTO) (ENENews, June 20, 2014)

- Nuclear Consultant: Fukushima reactors released about 3 times more radioactivity than Chernobyl — Japan crisis is unprecedented in size, complexity, and consequences — Yet disaster is not over and can become much worse — Very far from being stabilized (ENENews, June 20, 2014)

- 17,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from soil of a public drinking fountain in Yaita city Tochigi (Fukushima Diary, June 19, 2014)

- Food not checked for radiation poses risk in Fukushima: study (Japan Times, June 17, 2014)

H/t reader M.G.:

- TV: “The largest disease outbreak that we know of ever in the oceans” now hitting West Coast — Potential for “global extinction” — “Affects over 20 species… causing catastrophic mortality” — Expert: One of history’s largest wildlife die-offs… signal in ecosystem that something’s not right (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 16, 2014)

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Jun 20

- New model shows West Coast covered in Fukushima fallout a week after 3/11 — Asahi: Public is “anything but” safe outside of evacuation zone during a Fukushima-class disaster, radiation dose over 50 millisieverts in 7 days for people living ~100 miles away is possible (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 19, 2014):

The Asahi Shimbun, June 17, 2014: Asked why the government officials only expanded the evacuation zones in increments, [Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama] told committee members that it was feared that major traffic jams could ensue [...] Asked why the officials did not issue an evacuation order for people living in a radius of 20 km to 30 km from the plant, Fukuyama suggested they instead were ordered to remain indoors as an emergency response, because it was estimated that it could take four to five days to evacuate all the 140,000 residents [...] Fukuyama’s testimony shows that he apologized for the government’s decision for forcing residents in the area to wait inside buildings for as long as 10 days. [...] 80 percent of [evacuees surveyed] said they believe the government’s evacuation orders were inappropriate. Even though the government expanded evacuation zones in stages, extensive traffic congestion actually blocked evacuation efforts in many areas. Continue reading »

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Jun 20

- “Hemisphere facing generations of radiologic contamination” from Fukushima — TV: It’s a major humanitarian crisis — NYT: “Nobody really knows” if 100s of tons of plutonium & uranium fuel resolidified — Experts: It’s certain reactor cores ‘moved around’; “Flowed to different part of buildings”? (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 19, 2014):

Al Jazeera, June 17, 2014: Fukushima ‘ice wall’ looking more like a dirt Slurpee [...] Skeptics of the plan to build a massive ice wall [...] didn’t have to wait particularly long for their first “I told you so.” […] “We have yet to form the ice stopper because we can’t make the temperature low enough to freeze water,” a TEPCO spokesman said. […] What if freezing causes the ground to sink? What if the ice and the ensuing expansion and contraction interrupts or further damages drainage in the reactor buildings? […] TEPCO’s experiment around the margins does nothing to address the hot mess at the core (as it were) of the crisis, and is cold comfort to those people still displaced or a country and hemisphere facing generations of radiologic contamination. Continue reading »

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Jun 20

- Fukushima Guide: “Lots of people suddenly started having nose bleeds, cats and dogs too, it lasted for some time” after 3/11 — Article: Many who volunteered in Fukushima have died, including 2 students from group of 15 helping to decontaminate (ENENews, June 18, 2014):

Zukunashi no Hiyamizu, June 9, 2014 (h/t Dissensus Japan]: Why many of decontamination volunteers died — “Genpatsu Mondai” wrote a blog article in the May 21, 2014 titled “Joining the volunteer with Fukushima citizens result in sudden death!!! Two of fifteen students in the neighborhood already died from an unknown cause”. In this article, you can read many dead cases of volunteers who went to Fukushima and worked there. They went to contaminated area and worked for decontamination as volunteers. [...] Basically the purpose of volunteers is to go to the contaminated area where the air dose rate is high and to work there. Continue reading »

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Jun 19

- Japan’s Plan To Freeze Fukushima With An “Ice Wall” Is Melting Down (ZeroHedge, June 18, 2014):

A year ago we wished TEPCO the best of luck with the construction of the “Game of Thrones”-esque 1.4km giant wall of ice that was designed to surround the exploded Fukushima power plant and slow the movement of irradiated water below the damaged reactors, preventing it from flowing over into the ocean and surrounding land. A plan so idiotic we were at a loss for words trying to list the ways it could go wrong.  And, as it turns out, making a project overly complicated and ridiculous doesn’t assure it will be a success. Quite the contrary. As Japan JIJI reports, Tepco said the project, which remains in its early stages, is experiencing a problem with an inner ice wall designed to contain highly radioactive water that is draining from the basements of the wrecked reactors. A Tepco spokesman added that “We have yet to form an ice plug because we can’t get the temperature low enough to freeze the water.”

 

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Jun 18


Added: June 1, 2014

Flashback:

- ‘GLADIO, THE LIVING PROOF THERE IS NO AL-QAEDA, NO WAR ON TERROR’ – ‘GLADIO Is AL-QAEDA’ (Veterans Today)

- HIGH TREASON: 9/11 & Operation Gladio (RT Video)

- Remote Viewing UPDATE: Major Ed Dames On … The ‘Kill-Shot’, Solar Flares, Safe Zones, Fukushima, Gold & Silver, Economic Collapse, Mad Max, ‘Obama Is The Last President’, Martial Law & Chaos 

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Jun 18

- Fukushima operator struggles to build ice wall to contain radioactive water (Guardian, June 17, 2014):

Tepco says it is behind schedule with scheme because temperature of pipes sunk into ground is not low enough

The operator of Japan‘s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it is having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) has begun digging the trenches for a huge network of pipes under the plant through which it intends to pass refrigerant. Continue reading »

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Jun 17

Related info:

- Thyroid Cancer In Fukushima Children Up 50% Since Last Report 3 Months Ago – Now 90 Cases Suspected Or Confirmed

- Lying Scum Japanese PM Shinzo Abe: ‘There Is No Confirmation That Someone’s Health Has Been Directly Affected By Radioactive Substances’

Flashback:

- Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):

More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.


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More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts.

- Fukushima’s Children are Dying (EcoWatch, June 14, 2014):

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.

More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.

More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project. Continue reading »

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Jun 15

- Japan Paper: “Horses became weak and died, one by one, from an unknown cause” at farm in Fukushima — Farmer: “There is something seriously wrong going on… This country is going mad, I‘m sure something grave is going to happen” — 14 out of 15 newborn horses died last year (PHOTOS) (ENENews, June 15, 2014):

Kyodo News, June 14, 2014: Tadao Mitome feels a duty to continue capturing images of the area to document the effects of the nuclear disaster [...] Mitome, 75, published a photo book titled “3/11 Fukushima: Hibaku no Bokujo” (“Stock Farm Exposed to Radiation”), documenting a farm in the village of Iitate and its dying horses. “People should do whatever they are capable of doing,” Mitome said [...] Iitate, about 40 km away from the wrecked power plant, [farmer Tokue Hosokawa] defied the central government’s order to evacuate. [...] After nearly two years, horses became weak and died, one by one, from an unknown cause. Some horses in Fukushima were also put to death and sent away for autopsies. Mitome said he felt as though the eyes of the killed animals were trying to tell him that they would never let human beings forget about the nuclear disaster. [...] “There are things that I must let people in the world know,” he said. Continue reading »

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Jun 15

- Officials: Leakage seen on “many” nuclear waste drums in WIPP underground — We think the seals have degraded — Public “should be concerned” about another explosion — 1,000s of radioactive drums now seen as too risky to move (VIDEO) (ENENews, June 13, 2014):

AP, June 11, 2014 (emphasis added): Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. […] Asked if the public should be worried, Flynn said: “Every member of the community should be concerned. … But I don’t think they should be worried. I don’t think people should be panicked about another drum exploding because we required (the U.S. Department of Energy) to plan for that and have a system in place to protect the public.” […] The Department of Energy has dozens of the world’s finest scientists trying to identifying what type of reaction could have caused the leak, Flynn said after the hearing. But he estimated it would be months before a definitive cause is determined. Until then, Flynn said, it is hard to speculate on what if any action can be taken to finish getting the last of thousands of barrels of decades-old waste off the Los Alamos campus in northern New Mexico. […] given the uncertainty of what caused the radiation leak, transporting the waste now is seen as too risky. Flynn said it also remains unclear how long the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be closed or how long it will take the [WIPP] plant to seal off the rooms where more than 350 other barrels of suspect waste from Los Alamos are currently stored. Continue reading »

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Jun 14


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FoxLatino- A device containing radioactive substances was stolen from a government research facility and authorities are working to track it down, Mexico’s No. 2 official said.
A group of armed men grabbed the device Sunday night during an assault on a National Construction Laboratory warehouse in Tultitlan, Mexico state.
Handling the material without proper safeguards or spending an extended period in close proximity to the radioactive substances could result in temporary health problems, according to the bulletin.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news…

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pa…

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Jun 12

- U.S. firm hired to scrub Fukushima No. 1 water (Japan Times/Bloomberg, June 12, 2014):

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will use a truck-mounted filtration system to extract strontium from water stored at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant as the utility struggles to overcome technical problems with its existing water-processing facility.

Tepco has signed a contract with Kurion Inc. to remove strontium from more than 340,000 metric tons of radioactive water stored at the wrecked plant using the mobile filtration system, the U.S.-based firm said in a statement Monday.

The system will be used to improve site safety while testing of the ALPS processing facility continues. ALPS is designed to remove strontium and 61 other isotopes from cooling and other water tainted by contact with the plant’s melted fuel rods. Strontium has been linked to bone cancer. Continue reading »

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Jun 12

- “Fukushima, the world’s permanent headache” — Gundersen: It will be bleeding into Pacific for next 100 years — ABC: “Greatest nuclear contamination of the ocean in history… it can’t be quantified… it’s a global issue” (AUDIO) (ENENews, June 10, 2014):

Radio VR, June 9, 2014: Fukushima, the world’s permanent headache [...] Arnie Gundersen, a veteran nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education: “What the water did do is it went into the ground and is moving downward into groundwater, which will get to the ocean shortly. [...] The site is going to bleed into the ocean for a hundred years. [...] They have contaminated the entire groundwater underneath the site and eventually, all of that water will move into the Pacific.” >> Full broadcast here

ABC Radio (Australia), June 9, 2014: Continue reading »

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Jun 11


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The largest environmental clean-up effort in the world is going on right now in Washington state at the Hanford Site where tens of millions of gallons of radioactive waste is leaking into the ground. Sam Sacks is on the Redacted Frontlines to explore the legacy of nuclear power and nuclear waste in America.

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Jun 11

You can’t make this stuff up!

Related info:

- Thyroid Cancer In Fukushima Children Up 50% Since Last Report 3 Months Ago – Now 90 Cases Suspected Or Confirmed

Flashback:

- Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):

More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.

Happy children everywhere, right???


More here:

[Video] “Happy Fukushima campaign” wiping out harmful rumor / Model on Tohoku power company’s HP is in (Fukushima Diary, June 10, 2014)


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Fukushima is also happy !!

Many people might think that Fukushima has been unhappy after 311. But it’s not true.
With this video I want you to know that we are also happy and healthy just like you. Please enjoy our dance and share our happiness !
Many thanks to Pharell for this great song.

I love the comment bellow by Mark Barrie via Guy Kawasaki.

“Awesome. What a reminder that happiness is a choice not a situation.” Continue reading »

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Jun 11

- Japan Nuclear Prof.: It’s feared pool of Fukushima nuclear fuel to “collapse in” at any time; “Any scale of accident is possible” — Expert warns ice wall increases risk that reactor units will move or shift; Buildings ‘very precarious’ even without frozen barrier being constructed (AUDIO) (ENENews, June 10, 2014):

Radio Forum #72, May 24, 2014 — Translated by DISSENSUS JAPAN, June 10, 2014:

  • Jiro Ishimaru, host: About the current progress of decommissioning…
  • Hiroaki Koide, professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute: [...] In November 2013, they started with Reactor #4 because it was the most accessible pool, and the most dangerous. The floor that housed the Used Fuel Pool in Reactor #4 was hugely damaged and it has been feared that the pool might collapse in any time. This is a very dangerous job. Any scale of accident is possible. But they have to do it. [...] Continue reading »

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Jun 11

- Japan Journalist: Melted nuclear fuel going through Fukushima containment vessels, they don’t even know where the 3 reactor cores went — Senior Scientist: I’m being told Japan may never be able to remove radioactive materials from site; ‘Solution’ may be to leave it in place (AUDIO) (ENENews, June 10, 2014):

ABC Radio (Australia), June 9, 2014:

  • Mark Willacy, ABC correspondent: Since the accident [at Fukushima Daiichi], the nuclear cores have melted, they’ve gone –  leached through some of the pressure vessels and going through what they call the containment vessels… In fact, they don’t even know exactly where  those melted radioactive cores are. They know they’re down there  somewhere. […] Tepco said “We think one’s eaten through about a meter of the concrete containment vessel, but we can’t be sure.” Continue reading »

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Jun 09

- AP reporter after going to Fukushima: “There are really people getting sick… the fear keeps building” — “It’s probably the biggest story of my life… with AP for more than 20 years” — “I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real” (AUDIO) (ENENews, June 8, 2014):

KQED, June 7, 2014:

Excerpts from Interview with Yuri Kageyama, AP reporter

  • 3:00 in — People are worried about getting sick, and there are really people getting sick, including thyroid cancer, which is what happened after Chernobyl. But there’s no direct proof that this is from Fukushima, but we may never know because it is very difficult to link individual sicknesses with whatever caused that sickness. So the fear keeps building, the distrust keeps building, and the people are still there living every day with that uncertainty.
  • 5:30 in — I wish there were more interest because the people of Fukushima are extremely worried about being forgotten. It’s probably the biggest story of my life. I’ve been with AP for more than 20 years. And I think it’s up to the reporters to make sure this is important story is not forgotten.
  • 6:00 in — I don’t want to sound alarmist or scare anybody, but this is real.

Continue reading »

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Jun 09

If these kids will not get real help ASAP, then their only wish in the not too distant future will probably be a cyanide capsule.


- Jr High Kids Burn Nostrils With Laser To Stop Bleed (Fukushima Diary, June 8, 2014):

Some of the junior high school students burn the inner part of the nostrils by laser in Koriyama city Fukushima prefecture, a doctor stated.

The doctor offers health consultation in Fukushima. This was his report in the lecture delivered by Assistant Prof. Imanaka from Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute last December.

From his report, he witnessed some students having nosebleed when he took some junior high school students to convalesce outside of Fukushima prefecture. Continue reading »

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Jun 09

- All β nuclide density in reactor2 groundwater 1,000 times much as before Feb / 10 times much in plant port too (Fukushima Diary, June 8, 2014):

All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) density in groundwater jumped up by 1,000 times since this February, according to Tepco.

It is from Tepco’s report about groundwater contamination released on 6/6/2014. The location is in the seaside of reactor2.

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Jun 09

- Japan underreports 80 nuclear bombs-worth of plutonium to IAEA (RT, June 7, 2014):

Japan has failed to mention having about 640 kg (1,411 lbs) of unused plutonium in reports it submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2012 and 2013. The unreported amount is enough to make about 80 nuclear bombs.

The missing 640 kilograms Japan kept as Mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, a plutonium-uranium mixture that could be burned in a reactor. It was found in an offline reactor in a nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture in the southern Japanese town of Genkai.

The MOX fuel was loaded into the No. 3 reactor of Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai nuclear plant in March 2011 during its regular checkup, shortly before the Fukushima Nuclear disaster happened later that month. It was then taken out two years later as the reactor remained offline. Continue reading »

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Jun 09

- Ministry of the Environment and local govs consider to give up current desired radiation level after decontamination (Fukushima Diary, June 8, 2014):

Ministry of the Environment and the local governments are considering to give up the current desired radiation level after decontamination because it’s overly difficult to achieve.

The current desired level is 0.23 μSv/h. However some of the local governments have been requesting Ministry of the Environment to raise it to be “the more realistic level”.

Ministry of the Environment considers to raise it to be 0.4 ~ 0.6 μSv/h, which is 2 ~ 3 times much as now. However they state the additional annual dose can be less than 1 mSv for some reason.

The internal exposure dose, which is more serious than external exposure, has never been reviewed.

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Jun 09

- 42 Bq/Kg from the insoles of elementary school student’s shoes in Saitama (Fukushima Diary, June 8, 2014):

A citizen’s radiation monitoring station in Saitama tweeted that they measured the significant level of radioactive material from inside of elementary school student’s shoes.

The sample was the insoles of the shoes after worn to clean the swimming pool. (cf, High schooler leukemia→School had students “clean” the swimming pool last summer [URL]) The location is Kawagoe city Saitama.

The analysis showed the Cesium-137 density was 42.3 Bq/kg. Continue reading »

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Jun 07

Flashback:

- George Galloway: The Case Against War With Iran (Must-Listen!!!):

‘Iran Hasn’t Invaded Another Country In More Than 300 Years.’


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Grand Ayatullah Nasir Makarem Shirazi in his office where we visited him last Tuesday

- Iran: myths vs. reality (Veterans Today, June 7, 2014):

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

“There are two Irans – the one in the media, and this one.” The Grand Ayatollah smiled and gestured at the land around us. “When you return to your countries, please tell your people about this, the real Iran.”

We were in Qom, a holy city renowned for its unbroken tradition of Islamic scholarship stretching back across the centuries. Grand Ayatollah Makarem – a source of religious authority and imitation for millions of people – had just finished speaking to us. Continue reading »

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