Radioactive news 1 May 2011

  • Extremely High Levels Of Nuclear Cesium Radiation Found In Japan Sewer Systems
    Extremely High Levels Of Nuclear Cesium Radiation Found In Japan Sewer Systems And Over 500 Tons Of The Radioactive Sludge Has Been Shipped Off To Be Use In Producing Cement.

    The high levels of radioactivity are believed to be caused by the rain collecting radioactive substances from the ground during runoff and then carrying the contaminates into the sewer system. Complicating the matter further is the levels of radiation in the sewage concentrates to even higher levels once the raw sewage is processed into sludge.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com
  • Japan Weather Chief Censored Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Forecasts To "Prevent Panic in Ordinary People"
    The Mainichi daily news is reporting the chief of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Hiroshi Niino a professor at the University of Tokyo, is drawing strong criticism from the academic community in Japan for issuing a gag order to censor Fukushima nuclear radiation forecasts from the public.

    Niino justified the order to withhold the forecasts from the public by saying if "forecasts were announced, it would have carried the risk that ordinary people may panic."

    Japan still has over 2,000 radiation forecasts which have not been released to the public.

    In related developments radiation levels in Japanese fish is still too high to lift the fishing ban and radioactive iodine along with cesium have been detected in deep seawater for the first time.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com
  • No, a Little Radiation Is NOT Good For You
    Government scientists and media shills are now "reexamining" old studies that show that radioactive substances like plutonium cause cancer to argue that exposure to low doses of radiation are good for us ... a theory called "hormesis".

    It is not just bubbleheads like Ann Coulter saying this. Government scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and pro-nuclear hacks like Lawrence Solomon are saying it as well.

    Source: washingtonsblog.com
  • Japanese government nuclear adviser quits
    The government has set 20-millisievert limit for radiation exposure as safe, but according to Kosako, that is 20 times too high, especially for children, who are considered more vulnerable to radiation than adults.
    Source: CBCNews