Radioactive News 25 august 2011

  • Tropical Storm Force Winds From Irene To Hit NC By 2 PM EST – Chesapeake Bay Area Flooding Expected

    NOAA just issued their 2:00 Am Advisory.

    The eye of Hurricane Irene is currently 460 miles SSW of Cape Hatteras North Carolina. The hurricane is moving NNE directly toward Cape Hatteras at 14 miles an hour which puts the eye 32 hours away.

    webmasters comment: Look at the size of this THING... It is HUGE... Swirls seems to be about 4 times the size of Florida... and its heading towards quake damaged nuclear power plant...
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

  • Japan Lifts Ban on Beef From Disaster Area

    The decision to lift the ban underscores the difficulty faced by the government. Officials are eager to minimize the harm to farmers from the Fukushima area and to bring the local economy back to normal, but they are also trying to repair the damage to their credibility from the handling of the nuclear disaster, caused by an earthquake and tsunami in March.

    webmasters comment:

    How do you "repair the damage to credibility" by feeding people radioactive meat?

    Source: nytimes.com

  • #Radioactive Rice Hay From Miyagi Went Far and Wide

    The government officials are slowly finding out the extent of radiation contamination all over Japan, and here are only two minor examples that I picked up today.

    First, from Mainichi Shinbun Hokkaido local version (7/23/2011; sorry old news that I just found), I learned of the potentially radioactive beef from Hokkaido, which has largely escaped the radioactive plume blowing from Fukushima I Nuke Plant. The cows in Hamanaka-cho ate the rice hay from Wakuya-cho in Miyagi Prefecture that was contaminated with 1886 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium, the level of which exceeded the national provisional safety limit for cattle feed (400 becquerels/kg). Hamanaka-cho is located on the eastern tip of Hokkaido, facing the Pacific Ocean.
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Station Now Operating at 40 Percent Capacity

    Hamsayeh.net - Iran's first nuclear power plant at Bushehr has reached 40 percent of its total output as of yesterday, Russian contractor Atomstroyexport was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti.

    Bushehr is a 1000 megawatts plant and Iranian nuclear experts belive its electricity will join the national grid by the end of Ramadan or next week.
    Source: hamsayeh.net

  • Volume of radiation screening requests for food beyond capacity of current facilities

    SENDAI -- In Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, where a central government ban on cattle shipments has been lifted and blanket testing of all cattle has been adopted, private agencies that screen food products for radioactive contamination have been overburdened with requests from food producers, distributors and consumers, in addition to tests on newly harvested rice.

    webmasters comment:

    oh, ok... " we can't handle the measurments therefore it is safe"

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Law requiring state to clean up radioactive debris enacted

    There was no Japanese law on such measures as it was not presumed that the current situation -- the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials outside nuclear power plants or research facilities -- would occur.
    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • Prime-Minister Hopefuls Avoid Nuclear Issue

    TOKYO—Six months after Japan suffered the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, a race is on to succeed Prime Minister Naoto Kan. But the widespread fallout from the crisis in Fukushima is barely on the lips of most of the contenders.
    Source: online.wsj.com

  • Auction of Miyagi beef resumes

    Auctions of beef from Miyagi Prefecture resumed on Friday, one week after the Japanese government lifted a ban on shipment of beef cattle from the prefecture. The ban was imposed because of fears of radioactive contamination from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • TABLE-Japan nuclear plant ops (Tomari No.2 shut for maintenance)

    Aug 26 (Reuters) - The following table shows the operational status of Japan's nuclear power plants. Hokkaido Electric Power Co shut the 579 megawatt No.2 rector at its sole Tomari nuclear plant on Aug. 26, as scheduled, for planned maintenance.
    Source: af.reuters.com

  • 22% of radioactive cesium settles on eastern Japan

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Twenty-two percent of the cesium-137 that spewed out of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has since settled on land in eastern Japan, a study showed Thursday, confirming a widespread release of the radioactive isotope.
    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Japan eyes reducing radiation to 1 millisievert in residential areas

    Under a plan over the next two years, the government decided in its basic decontamination policy to cut the estimated annual radiation dose in the contaminated areas by 50 percent and the radiation dose for children by 60 percent.

    webmasters comment:

    not that hard to cut an "estimate" is it? And i would like to see the research where decreasing 50% of land radiation cuts dose for children by 60%.

    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • Japan Renewable Energy Bill Passes Parliament, Becomes Law

    TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Japan's upper house of parliament Friday passed into law a renewable energy bill that opens up the power generation industry.

    The bill's passage moves Prime Minister Naoto Kan one step closer to his resignation, expected later in the day. The bill's approval was one of the conditions Kan put forward for stepping down.

    The energy law is meant to reduce Japan's reliance on nuclear power following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.
    Source: e.nikkei.com

  • Pentagon Quake Nightmare: Fukushima on the Mississippi

    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.

    But Tuesday’s earthquake along the East Coast is a reminder that disasters can hit where they’re least expected. And if the nightmare scenario comes, government officials worry that state and federal authorities won’t be able to handle the “cascading failures” that follow.
    Source: theintelhub.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • Japanese government moves to monitor online discussions about Fukushima

    While the government defends its new monitoring program of online postings concerning the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to stem the spread of "inaccurate" information, critics say it harkens back to Big Brother.

    The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said tweets on Twitter and postings to blogs will be monitored for groundless and inaccurate information that could inflame and mislead the public.

    The agency said it is trying to "track down inaccurate information and to provide correct ones instead."
    Source: activistpost.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • As hurricane Irene heads for New York City, are you prepared?

    (NaturalNews) This is a NaturalNews preparedness alert. Hurricane Irene is now headed directly toward New York City, where it could arrive on Sunday in an event now being described as "the worst effects from a hurricane in the region in 50 years."
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • New York, Connecticut join N.C., Va., Md. and N.J. In Declaring State Of Emergency, Irene Evacuations

    State Of Emergencies Issued Across The 6 North East States As Strong Irene Cyclone Expected To Strengthen Over Next 24 Hours Heads Directly Toward The North Carolina Coastline

    Top Developments: Intense Cyclone Heading Directly Toward North Carolina Expected To Strengthen Over Next 24 Hours As Central Pressure Gradually Drops 8 injured by rough ocean in Fla. Millions told to evacuate in N.C., Md., N.J., Va. areas. 65 Million People Threatened Along Eastern Seaboard 150,000 evacuated from North Carolina’s Outer Banks 1 Million Residents Told To Evacuate Cape May County in NJ ....
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

  • Paper: Japan raising radiation limit to 20 millisieverts/year leads to 160,000 lifetime cancers per million people

    In April, the Japanese government raised its maximum limit for children from one to 20 millisieverts per year, a level that leads to 2,270 cancers annually per million people (or 160,000 lifetime cancers per million), according to data in a landmark 2006 U.S. National Academy of Sciences report on radiation cancer risk. A massive outcry later forced the government to reverse the move.

    About a fifth of the 1,600 schools in Fukushima prefecture were exposed to at least 20 milliseiverts of radiation this year, according to a Bloomberg story in July.
    Source: enenews.com

  • Excessive Radiation Found in Sea Organisms Near Japan's Nuke Plant

    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.

    According to the statement, the levels of strontium-90, a radioactive isotope of strontium, found in squids are 29 times higher than the average background level of samples taken from China's coastal waters.
    Source: english.cri.cn via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • Mainstream Censors Radiation Threat!

    For several months, there has been a news blackout in the United States concerning the devastation and human suffering caused by a 9.0 earthquake that rocked the east coast of Japan on March 11. The resulting tsunami claimed nearly 16,000 lives and made hundreds of thousands homeless.
    Source: theintelhub.com via WhatReallyHappened.com