Radioactive news 10 June 2011

  • Worse than meltdown, government report says devastating 'melt-through' has occurred at Fukushima; Official suggests Japan could become 'uninhabitable'

    NaturalNews) Recent reports confirming that Reactors 1, 2, and 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility completely melted just hours after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the area on March 11 (http://www.naturalnews.com/032537_F...) have been trumped by even worse news that those same reactors have all likely "melted through," a situation that according to Japan's Daily Yomiuri DY is "the worst possibility in a nuclear accident."

    And senior political official Ichiro Ozawa suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the Fukushima situation could make the entire country of Japan "unlivable."
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Extremely High Levels Of Japan Nuclear Radiation Detected In Tokyo At Ground Level

    Perhaps the reason why so far nobody has been too concerned about the radiation levels in and around Tokyo, some 140 miles southwest of Fukushima, be that everyone is looking for radiation in all the wrong places? As the following very disturbing video demonstrates, a quick trip down the street with your personal Geiger counter indicates, the radiation gradient between the air and the ground is orders of magnitude.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

  • Preface Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome

    Arnie Gundersen, widely-regarded to be the best nuclear analyst covering Japan’s Fukushima disaster, indicates that the situation on the ground at the crippled reactors remains precarious and at a minimum it will be years before it can be hoped to be truly contained.
    Source: theintelhub.com

  • Exclusive: Expert: Americans will likely pay for Fukushima radiation deception

    In an exclusive interview with Deborah Dupré, the head of a major radiation and public health organization predicted that Americans will pay a high price for government and media cover-up and deception related to Fukushima radiation, such as telling the public that it only trace levels are reported and that these are harmless. Not only Californians are at risk.
    Source: examiner.com

  • Panel: Aftershocks of over magnitude 7 may occur

    A government panel of seismologists says major aftershocks from the March 11th earthquake could still occur in the sea off the coast of northeastern Japan.

    At a meeting on Thursday, the government's Earthquake Research Committee examined the impact of the March quake on seismic activities in the country.

    The panel said that magnitude-7 aftershocks or stronger could hit sea areas off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Leaked oil found in seawater near Fukushima Daini

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says oil has leaked into the sea from another suspended nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The utility sees the oil leaked from a transformer at the plant after the March 11th earthquake.

    TEPCO employees found the leaked oil in seawater near the water outlets of Reactors 3 and 4 at the Fukushima Daini power plant. The plant is about 10 kilometers south of Tepco's crippled Daiichi nuclear complex.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Unsigned treaties up Japan's nuke suit risk

    As a nonsignatory to three international treaties on compensation for nuclear accidents, Japan is exposed to the risk of expensive lawsuits.

    By the terms of the three treaties, damages cases stemming from nuclear accidents must be handled in the courts of the country where the accidents occurred. Two of the three treaties also provide a rough guideline of what the maximum compensation can be.

    Because Japan has not signed any of them, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the nation itself are potentially liable to pay an unlimited amount in damages from atmospheric and oceanic radiation leaking from the Fukushima No. 1 plant if, for example, fishermen in Russia and China file lawsuits in district courts of their countries.
    Source: japantimes.co.jp

  • Retailer told to stay mum about radiation level in tea

    Shizuoka Prefecture told a Tokyo-based mail order retailer to refrain from carrying information on its website that radioactive materials in excess of the standard limit were detected in tea grown in the prefecture, the retailer said Friday.
    Source: kyodonews.jp