Radioactive News 26 July 2011

  • #Radioactive Rice Hay in Tochigi: 106,000 Becquerels/Kg Cesium

    The Tochigi prefectural government announced the number on July 25. 106,000 becquerels/kg of cesium in the hay is the highest level so far found outside Fukushima Prefecture. If reconstituted, it would be 24,246 becquerels/kg. The safety limit for the cattle feed is 300 becquerels/kg.

    The rice hay was collected in a dairy farm in Nasu Shiobara (more than 100 kilometers southwest of Fukushima I Nuke Plant) and sold to the cattle farm in the same City. Something doesn't quite add up to the story of the both sides, though. According to Asahi Shinbun (7/24/2011):
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano visits Fukushima Daichi

    At the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano received on 25 July 2011 an extensive briefing and visited key locations at the nuclear accident site.

    webmasters comment:

    there are some good video fragments that show the continued mayhem, fishy looking parts of debris etc that need closer attention and an experts eye.

    Source: IAEAvideo

  • Analysis: Sticking with nuclear could be costlier Japan option

    But the Fukushima nuclear disaster is galvanizing a coalition of safety- conscious voters and future-minded companies who increasingly believe that Japan cannot afford to stick with the status quo if it wants to be globally competitive.

    "Japan has a span of about a year to assert itself as a clear leader in clean energy, storage batteries, solar cells. They can compete, but they are no longer the only guys in the global game," said Jesper Koll, director of equities research at JP Morgan in Tokyo.

    "This is where government policy helps -- it can create a domestic market that is captive and rich and creates jobs and puts Japan on the map as a global leader."
    Source: reuters.com

  • New decontamination unit to arrive at Fukushima

    A new system to decontaminate radioactive water will arrive at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Tuesday. The current system, the key to cooling the reactors, has been plagued with problems.

    The new equipment, SARRY, consists of 14 cylindrical tanks containing minerals. It is designed to reduce radioactive substances in water, such as cesium, to less than one millionth.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Japan to buy up and burn radiation-tainted beef

    TOKYO — Japan announced a plan Tuesday under which beef tainted with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster will be bought up and burnt, in a move aimed at restoring consumer confidence.

    Almost 3,000 cattle whose meat is feared to be contaminated with radioactive cesium have been shipped nationwide after being fed straw exposed to fallout during the more than four month old nuclear crisis.

    webmasters comment:

    What about all those"radiation-tainted" sheeps, pigs, poultry, dogs, cats and every living & unliving thing in Japan? What about those "radiation-tainted" humans? Burn up half of Japan while sticking to "safe nuclear" ?

    Source: japantoday.com

  • 7/25/2011 Radiation tester in hot demand via beef scare

    Kyodo Retailers and consumers are inundating a private institute testing various items for radioactive materials to confirm the safety of beef products amid reports that cattle exposed to cesium were shipped nationwide, institute officials said.
    Source: radiationnews.blogspot.com

  • United States and Japan Team Up To Study and Develop New Decontamination Tech

    U.S., Japan to jointly study new technology to decontaminate large areas TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The United States and Japan will work together in researching new technology to remove radioactive materials from large areas around the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a visiting senior U.S. official said Sunday.
    Source: news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com

  • Waking Up to a Nuclear Nightmare

    The most recent reminder of that terrible reality came when an earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing fires, explosions, and three complete core meltdowns. 770,000 terabecquerels of radiation were released in just the first few days of the crisis, equivalent to 40 percent of the total radiation released from Chernobyl. Further consequences remain to be seen, as plant operators are still struggling to bring the reactors to a complete shutdown and contain radioactive material, but alarms are already being raised about high radiation levels at elementary schools dozens of miles away. Tens of thousands of evacuees will likely never return to their homes, and radiation spread around Japan and the surrounding ocean is causing major food and health concerns.
    Source: huffingtonpost.com

  • U.S. used Hiroshima to bolster support for nuclear power

    The private notes of the head of a U.S. cultural center in Hiroshima revealed that Washington targeted the city's residents with pro-nuclear propaganda in the mid-1950s after deciding a swing in their opinions was vital to promoting the use of civil nuclear power in Japan and across the world.
    Source: asahi.com

  • Atomic power to grow despite Fukushima: IAEA head

    The head of the UN atomic watchdog said on Tuesday that nuclear power will keep growing in the world despite the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, which he visited on Monday. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was speaking after meeting Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan, who has advocated a phase-out of nuclear power in the quake-prone nation.

    webmasters comment:

    IAEA is known to be right. Like with Saddams Nuclear Weapons.

    Source: hindustantimes.com

  • Worker at Fukushima Daiichi Tells: Some day labourers got big money for braving the radiation

    Initially, he says, some day labourers got big money for braving the lethally poisoned air at the plant. "At 100 millisieverts a day you could only work for a few days, so if you didn't get a month's pay a day, it wasn't worth your while. The companies paid enough to shut them up, in case they got leukaemia or other cancers later down the line. But I have health insurance because I'm not a contract worker, I'm an employee."
    Source: news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com

  • Akita, 2 other prefectures to test all cattle for radiation

    JAPAN, July 26 (Kyodo) - The Akita, Yamagata and Niigata prefectural governments said Monday they will test all beef cattle for radiation contamination after radioactive cesium above the allowable level set by the central government was detected in cattle in those prefectures.

    ''In a bid to secure food safety and protect the Yamagata beef brand, we will test all cattle planned to be shipped from the prefecture,'' Yamagata Gov. Mieko Yoshimura told a press conference. ''We will ship only those certified as containing less radioactive substances than the allowable limit or none at all.'' Yamagata will attach safety certificates to cattle which have passed the screening process.
    Source: mcot.net