Radioactive news 4 April 2011

  • High radiation outside indoor advisory zone

    Radiation measurements have exceeded levels at which people are advised to stay indoors in a town outside the 30-kilometer radius of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

    The science ministry continues to monitor radiation levels in areas where residents have not been advised by the government to evacuate or stay indoors.

    Source: nhk.or.jp
  • Govt holding radiation data back / IAEA gets info, but public doesn't

    The agency inputs observation data sent from the IAEA--such as the time when radioactive substances are first released, the duration of the release and how high the substances reach--into the agency's supercomputer, adding the agency's observation data, including wind directions and other data. The supercomputer then calculates the direction in which the radioactive substances will go and how much they will spread.

    However, the agency has only been reporting the forecasts to the IAEA and not releasing them to the public at home.

    Source: yomiuri.co.jp
  • Fukushima Is Horrifically Worse Than You Have Been Told!

    Fukushima is a kind of global “kill shot,” make no mistake about that. The situation is dire in the extreme. The global nuclear industry is trying to kill you, and Fukushima is their latest broadside, aimed at the whole planet. The entire nuclear complex, from uranium mining, to nuclear weapons (including depleted uranium munitions), to nuclear electrical generating plants, to research reactors, to so-called “nuclear medicine,” has to go.

    Look at the photos of the Fukushima plant at this link:

    http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

    Does any rational person seriously think that such total destruction can be fixed or repaired? That it is only a question of reconnecting the electricity and turning the pumps back on?

    Source: eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.com
  • Japanese govt holding radiation data back

    The Japanese Meteorological Agency has been withholding forecasts on dispersal of radioactive substances from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant despite making the forecasts every day, it was learned Monday (April 4).

    Meteorological institutions in some European countries such as Germany and Norway have been publishing their own radiation dispersal forecasts on their Web sites based on their own meteorological observations.

    Nuclear experts at home and abroad are criticising the Japanese government for not releasing its own forecasts, raising new questions about the government's handling of information on the nuclear crisis.

    Source: asianewsnet.net
  • GE's Immelt Defends Nuclear Industry

    TOKYO—The head of General Electric Co. insisted Monday that the nuclear industry has had a "safe track record" without directly answering a question from reporters in Tokyo about GE's potential liability as a manufacturer of three of the six reactors at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

    "This is an industry that's had an extremely safe track record for more then 40 years," Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. conglomerate, told reporters at Japan's industry ...

    Source: wsj.com
  • Radiation Experts: Radiation Standards Are Up to 1,000 Higher Than Is Safe for the Human Body

    According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are no safe doses of radiation. Decades of research show clearly that any dose of radiation increases an individual’s risk for the development of cancer.

    “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”

    Source: washingtonsblog.com
  • Govt did not reveal high level radiation estimate

    It has been learned that the Japanese government withheld the release of computer projections indicating high levels of radioactivity in areas more than 30 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    The estimates were made on March 16th following explosions at the plant by an institute commissioned by the government using a computer system called SPEEDI. The system made its projections on the assumption that radioactive substances had been released for 24 hours from midnight on March 14th, based on the available data.

    But the government was reluctant to reveal the SPEEDI projections, and did not release them until March 23rd.

    Source: nhk.or.jp
  • TEPCO still trying to identify leak

    Tokyo Electric Power Company is still not sure how
    highly radioactive water is flowing into the ocean from its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex.

    TEPCO believes it is coming from a crack in a concrete pit at the facility.

    On Monday workers poured a white liquid into a tunnel leading to the pit. The operation was undertaken to determine whether the water is flowing from the plant's Number 2 reactor through the tunnel and eventually to the ocean.

    But the utility firm says the white liquid did not flow into the pit and that the contaminated water must be following other routes.

    Source: nhk.or.jp
  • Governor of Fukushima and Mayor of Town Near Nuclear Reactors Slam Government Response to Nuclear Crisis

    Fukushima Gov Yuhei Sato expressed anger at the central government’s nuclear safety agency on Sunday for its late release of radioactivity data related to local farm produce, shipments of which have been partly restricted amid the ongoing nuclear crisis.

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    It takes a few days for the results of each test to be released, according to Sato.

    ‘‘Can’t you increase the number of examiners? The lives of farmers are at stake. It’s a matter of whether they can live tomorrow,’’ the governor said during a meeting of the prefectural disaster relief task force attended by an official of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

    Source: washingtonsblog.com
  • Fukushima: End of Week Three

    Dr. Mark Sircus
    IMVA

    The efforts at Fukushima are at best many months away from stabilization and years away from any sort of a final resolution. This crisis is going to be with all of us for a very long time with radioactive material continuing to escape from the complex into the environment adding a staggering amount of nuclear pollution into the world...

    Source: activistpost.com
  • Radiation Study Estimates Over 200K Cases Of Cancer From Fukushima Nuclear Fallout

    A disturbing study estimates over 220,000 cases of cancer will result from the Japan nuclear radiation fallout.

    Those numbers are based on officially released radiation data which we learn more every day are understated lies put out by governments to avert panic.

    For example, my next article will discuss breaking NHK news that the Japan Government has covered up data showing extremely high radiation exposure to those outside the 30km evacuation zone.

    Furthermore the longer the disaster carries on the higher the number of deaths from cancer will be.

    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com
  • 25 Years Later Chernobyl Food Still Contains "Unacceptably High Levels" Of Radiation

    An environmental study conducted by Greenpeace which shows that 25 years after Chernobyl food still contains "unacceptably high levels of the radioactive isotope cesium-137".

    The Greenpeace study also blasts the Ukraine government for suspending regular monitoring of food contamination from Chernobyl two years ago.

    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com