Radioactive News 24 august 2011

  • Argentum-110m detected in marine life: China researchers — All water samples contain strontium-90

    Biological samples taken from waters in the Western Pacific region east of Fukushima, Japan show excessive radiation levels, said a statement from China’s State Oceanic Administration on Wednesday.

    The administration suggested that government agencies intensify radiation testing of marine products from the targeted waters to protect public health in China.

    webmasters comment:

    A reminder to the readers that we have allready read about the same chineese expedition. The original article stated that they were measuring as far as 800km to the east of Fukushima. Nevertheless the results are as follows:

    Cesium-137 detected in all water samples
    Strontium-90 detected in all water samples
    Cesium-134 detected in 94% of water samples

    People of Japan and especially their government(s) should recognize that this is not about politics, economy or their image in the world. It's about survival.

    Seriously, they have been nuked again, this time as according to their expert with 30 nukes with more comming and yet, media spins are suppose to handle the situation.

    Source: enenews.com

  • Violation of the Human Rights of the Children of Fukushima 17.8.2011 - PDF

    Fukushima prefecture has a population of 2,030,463, of which 385,940 persons are under 20 years of age.1 This paper addresses the human rights and the right to evacuation (right to relocate) of all non-adults and pregnant women.

    Japan’s standard for radiation exposure for the general public is 1 millisievert (mSv) per year. The provisional standard for Fukushima citizens is 20 millisieverts per year. This standard is only for Fukushima Prefecture. The standard remains at the pre-accident level of 1 millisievert per year (mSv/yr) for all the other 46 prefectures of Japan. The provisional standard for Fukushima applies to pregnant women and children, in spite of the vulnerability of fetuses and children to radiation.
    Source: greenaction-japan.org

  • Wired.com: Fukushima on the Mississippi? NRC says New Madrid fault “major area of concern” — 15 nuke plants in zone

    In May, the federal government simulated an earthquake so massive, it killed 100,000 Midwesterners instantly, and forced more than 7 million people out of their homes. At the time, National Level Exercise 11 went largely unnoticed; the scenario seemed too far-fetched — states like Illinois and Missouri are in the middle of a tectonic plate, not at the edge of one. A major quake happens there once every several generations. [... and] there are so many nuclear power plants in the fault zone [...]
    Source: enenews.com

  • Airborne radiation checks to triple as hot spots spread

    Officials will more than triple the number of regions they check for airborne radiation as more contaminated hot spots are discovered far from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station. The government plans to increase radiation monitoring by helicopters to 22 prefectures from the six closest to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled plant. The plan comes after radioactive waste more than double the regulatory limit was found 200 km from the plant this wee
    Source: newsonjapan.com

  • Toyota To Start Solar Power Business In Miyagi

    TOKYO (Nikkei)--Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) plans to start a solar power generation business in Miyagi Prefecture in partnership with the prefectural government and Tohoku Electric Power Co. (9506), The Nikkei learned Thursday.
    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • Japan to seek to reduce children's radiation dose by 60% in 2 yrs

    To realize the goals set in the emergency policy, the government will lead decontamination activities to scale down areas where radiation exposure is expected to top 20 millisieverts a year, such as the 20-kilometer radius of the plant designated as a no-entry zone, it said.

    webmasters comment:

    For the next two years they will spend time meditating profoundly on how to reduce childrens radiation but at the same time there is no problem whatsoever regarding beef from Fukushima...

    B.S. on what to be done, while nothing is being done. And besides screw those beneath 20mSv per year right? And good thing that Litate falls in this scenario by a margin of 1.5mSv/year...

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • 12 nuclear power plants declare "unusual event" following 5.8M quake

    Following this afternoons 5.8 earthquake, 12 nuclear power plants declared an "unusual event" which is the lowest of a four level emergency declaration process with one plant, the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant in Virginia declaring an "alert".

    According to the Nuclear Regulatory Comission (NRC) officials:
    Source: examiner.com

  • Couple over TEPCO dorms told reality at nuke plant

    One dorm resident who called said, "I have now worked to the limits (of radiation exposure)."

    Another said, "While we have to do everything we can to stop (the nuclear accident), in a sense we are all guinea pigs."

    webmasters comment:

    keywords floating around in MSM are rarely a coincidence. I find the "guinea pigs" combination highly disturbing.

    Source: asahi.com

  • It's Official: Human Activity Can Cause Earthquakes

    The United States Geological Survey is America's official expert on earthquakes. It's the Federal agency charged with monitoring, reporting on, researching and stressing preparedness for earthquakes.

    So I was surprised to read the following statement by the USGS:

    Earthquakes induced by human activity have been documented in a few locations in the United States, Japan, and Canada.
    Source: washingtonsblog.com

  • Anna Nuclear Plant Forced To Vent Steam Following Power Failure From Virginia Earthquake

    The Anna nuclear power plant, hit by the Virginia Earthquake, was forced to release steam after losing electricity and a generator used to cool the plant failed.

    Earlier today two of the nuclear power plants at the epicenter of today’s 5.9 earthquake were taken offline due to a power outage. The cooling functions at those plants were switched to run off emergency backup generators. 1 of the 4 generators failed within minutes despite an earlier NRC inspection and certification the generators were fit to use in the event of an emergency like today.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • Kan's resignation to bring Japan its sixth PM in five years

    Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has told his cabinet he will step down and dissolve his government next week, signalling another turn of the country's political merry-go-round. Analysts say Japan will have a new leader by next Tuesday.

    Mr Kan has tied his resignation to the passage of key legislation that would compel the nation's utilities to buy renewable energies, including solar and wind power.
    Source: independent.co.uk

  • Hokkaido town agonizes over permanent radioactive waste disposal

    Construction plans for a storage center in Horonobe were abandoned due to opposition from local residents and surrounding communities, and the town, the prefecture of Hokkaido and business operators eventually signed an accord that banned the introduction of radioactive materials. Today, Horonobe is the location of the "Horonobe Underground Research Center," where the Japan Atomic Energy Agency conducts research on disposal techniques..
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • TEPCO will use tubs for detailed survey of radiation leak

    TEPCO plans to install the tubs at 11 sites, one on the premises of the nuclear plant and 10 more in the vicinity, to help review the concentrations of radioactive fallout.

    webmasters comment:

    oh, i thought that was not necessary, since the radiation is really small at the "eye" of the accident, according to jap. gov. shills

    Source: www.asahi.com

  • Video: Moment of DC, Virginia earthquake caught on CCTV

    One of the strongest earthquakes on record has shaken the East Coast of the United States. Windows shattered and grocery stores were wrecked in Virginia, where the quake was centered. Cars were also damaged when bricks and debris fell from damaged buildings. In Washington, the White House and Capitol were evacuated.
    Source: RussiaToday

  • Another reactor to be shut down for inspection

    A nuclear reactor in Hokkaido, northern Japan, will shut down shortly for regular inspections, leaving over 75 percent of the country's reactors out of service.

    Hokkaido Electric Power Company says it will begin reducing the influx of steam into the turbine of the number 2 reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant on Thursday. The reactor will shut down in the early hours of Friday for 3 months of checkups.
    Source: nhk.or.jp