Radioactive News 31 august 2011

  • Map of Cesium-137 Deposition Across the Pacific by CEREA Shows the US More Contaminated Than Western Japan

    France's CEREA has the simulation map of ground deposition of cesium-137 from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident on its "Fukushima" page. It not only shows Japan but also the entire northern Pacific Rim, from Russian Siberia to Alaska to the West Coast of the US to the entire US.

    According to the map, the US, particularly the West Coast and particularly California, may be more contaminated with radioactive cesium than the western half of Japan or Hokkaido. It looks more contaminated than South Korea or China. Canada doesn't look too well either, particularly along the border with US on the western half.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Fukushima exceeds Chernobyl in radiation level

    BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhuanet) --A map drawn up by the Japanese Government shows, that soil at 34 spots in six Prefecture municipalities around the Fukushima power plant, are contaminated with radioactive cesium. These levels are higher than the Chernobyl disaster standard used for forcible evacuations.

    Source: news.xinhuanet.com

  • Earthquake and Hurricane Irene Impact U.S. Nuclear Power Industry

    Since the 11 March Fukushima nuclear disaster, the global nuclear industry has been mounting an aggressive PR campaign to convince an increasingly skeptical public that not only is nuclear energy safe, it has a number of benefits, such as zero carbon dioxide emissions.

    The center of the global nuclear industry is the United States, where the first civilian nuclear power plants for generating electricity were built and which now operates 104 commercial reactors, producing roughly 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. Until Fukushima, nuclear power advocates saw a potential renaissance of the industry – besides arguing the global warming benefits, Three Mile Island was in 1979 and Chernobyl twenty-five years ago.

    Well, Mother Nature this year seems to have entered the debate.

    Source: oilprice.com

  • Fukushima Children vs Government Bureaucrats on Aug 17, 2011 (Video)

    The showdown of some sort happened on August 17 in a meeting set up by the Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation, between the 4 children from Fukushima Prefecture and the junior bureaucrats from the national government.

    It was widely disseminated in Japan and abroad when that happened, and many people were rightly appalled at the pathetically bureaucratic answers of these bureaucrats (what else could you expect?) to the children.

    Tokyo Brown Tabby translated the exchange and put the caption on the video. This is the first half of the event. The second half, where the officials answer the children, is being translated by Tabby and will be ready shortly.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Water Entombment Is Back on the Table

    Remember the time when the TEPCO/government complex pretended that it would fill the Containment Vessels of Reactors 1, 2 and 3 with water to cool the Reactor Pressure Vessels inside? It was late April, TEPCO started to pour an enormous amount of water in the RPV of Reactor 1 to fill the Vessel (as the water would leak into the CV). The operation was dubbed "water entombment".

    We know how it quickly ended. TEPCO finally managed to actually measure the water level inside the CV and RPV of Reactor 1, and found that there was hardly any water in either of them - i.e. both the CV and the RPV of Reactor 1 were broken, kaput. Of 10,000 tonnes of water that TEPCO poured into the CV of Reactor 1, 3,000 tonnes were discovered in the basement.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Over 1,000 cattle turn wild in no-go zone near Fukushima nuclear plant

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- More than 1,000 cattle have turned wild and are roaming free in the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a recent tally of livestock in the area by the Fukushima prefectural government.

    Almost all the pigs and chickens in the area have apparently starved to death, the prefectural government said at a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party's Fukushima chapter on Tuesday.

    There were roughly 33,500 livestock -- 30,000 pigs and 3,500 cattle -- and about 440,000 poultry as of August last year.

    webmasters comment:

    i would guess this means that the large flocks of birds we are seeing on fukushima webcams are scavengers.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Officials Admit Tests Since June Showed Ash Cloud Of Nuclear Radiation Blanketing All Of Eastern Japan

    Experts warn the ash cloud of nuclear radiation blanketing Eastern Japan and concealed by officials since June will soon rain down on the US And Canada.

    As I previously reported a highly radioactive ash cloud of Fukushima nuclear radiation was raining down on Tokyo due to the insane approval of Japanese government officials to burn off nuclear radiation at local incinerators.

    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • AIST Develops Method to Remove Cesium Almost Entirely from Soil

    The chemical reaction-based method can sharply reduce the amount of radioactive waste to be generated in decontamination work compared with the means to peel off the surface soil in tainted areas, the institute, better known as AIST, said.

    webmasters comment:

    i will believe in the efficiency of the method when radioactive sludge is gone from water treatment facilities.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • Schools in no-go zone near Fukushima plant reopen after relocation

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Four schools and one kindergarten that had been shuttered in the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reopened Thursday after they relocated to a site about 50 kilometers away.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Groundwater around Fukushima nuke plant to be protected by underground steel barrier

    Construction of an underground barrier at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to prevent leaking radioactive materials from reaching ground water will begin this year and be completed in about two years...

    webmasters comment:

    And in the meanwhile they will just ask the melted core to stay put and not melt any further into the ground... you know... beacuse even if the cores melted the containment, there is still concrete and earth underneath and that will keep our newly created sun at bay... they do it all the time you see... you dont actually NEED a containment... you could just dig a hole in the ground and burn uranium there... ???

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • TEPCO eyes removing melted fuel after filling reactors with water

    But the plant operator did not go further into details, only saying that the plan, unveiled during a meeting of a government panel on nuclear energy policy, is just "an image at the current moment."

    The utility known as TEPCO said it believes that flooding the container is necessary before removing the fuel because water would help block the radiation so that workers will be able to pinpoint the position of the melted fuel.

    webmasters comment:

    ... oh look, there is the melted core... do you see it huh? follow my finger...

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • U.N. Chief Wants Japan's Noda to Take Part in Nuclear Summit

    New York, Aug. 31 (Jiji Press)--U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in a letter sent to Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda expressed hope that Noda will participate in a nuclear safety summit to be held in New York on Sept. 22, a U.N. diplomatic source said Wednesday.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • Kyushu Electric to Halt N-Reactor for Regular Checkups

    Fukuoka, Aug. 30 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> said Tuesday that it will halt one of the two reactors at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan, from Thursday for routine inspections. As a result of the checkups, to be carried out on the 890,000-kilowatt No. 2 reactor at the plant, four of the power company's six reactors will go off -line.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • Tritium trouble? Nuke fears rise with quake, self-policing

    After the nuclear catastrophe that followed the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last spring, some Central Virginia activists cautioned that a similar nightmare could unfold right here at the Dominion-operated North Anna nuclear generating plant in Louisa County. Despite Dominion's assurances that the plant made it through the August 23 earthquake unscathed, activists contend that the quake, which measured 5.8 on the Richter Scale and had an epicenter just eleven miles from the plant, may have been more catastrophic than anyone is admitting. New information bolsters their fears.

    Source: activistpost.com via WhatReallyHappened.com

  • Hospital exposes children to excessive amounts of radioactive agent

    A hospital in central Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture said Thursday it had administered higher-than-recommended doses of a radioactive substance to 84 children undergoing examinations since 1999, but that no health hazard from radiation exposure had so far been reported.

    Kofu Municipal Hospital said a test agent containing radioactive technetium was intravenously injected into 145 children aged 15 or under to examine the functioning of their internal organs, and that 84 of them received dosages in excess....

    webmasters comment:

    News from Japan is like looking to some 4th world country that got hold on high-tech. 84 kids out of 145? Seriously?

    Well at least media is geting closer to the source... After not eating veggies, sweets and no excercise we are finally closer to the source of the upcomming cancers.

    Source: english.kyodonews.jp

  • Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA, massive cover-up under way

    (Natural News) There has been a lot of disinformation regarding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears the government agencies of other nations cooperated with Japan while the international nuclear industry sided with TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Company) disinformation and denial campaign.

    As Mike Adams noted in his April 5th, 2011 Natural News article on Fukushima, "The government is going to turn off the radiation detectors, raise the official EPA limits of radioactive exposure, urge Americans to avoid preparing for fallout, and then pretend absolutely nothing is wrong."

    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Fukushima media coverage 'may be harmful'

    Gerry Thomas at Imperial College London, who is attending the meeting. "The media has a hell of a lot of responsibility here, because the worst post- Chernobyl effects were the psychological consequences and this shouldn't happen again."

    Source: newscientist.com via WhatReallyHappened.com