News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in April 2011

Radioactive news 3. April 2011

  • There IS No Safe Level of Radiation Exposure. Period.
    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) expressed alarm over the level of misinformation circulating in press reports about the degree to which radiation exposure can be considered “safe.”

    According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are no safe doses of radiation. Decades of research show clearly that any dose of radiation increases an individual’s risk for the development of cancer.

  • Secret EU Emergency Order Authorizes Large Increase Of Food Radiation Limits

    Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret "emergency" order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.

    According to EU bylaws radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency to prevent food shortages.

    But there is anger across Europe because this emergency order was issued while officials say there is no threat to the food.

    Foodwatch is quoted "These rules now to bring into force is absurd, because in Europe there are no nuclear emergency, and certainly no shortage of food."

  • Japan says it may take months to end radiation leaks

    Japan's government warned on Sunday it may take months to stop radiation leaking from a nuclear plant crippled by a huge earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago, as more bodies were recovered in devastated areas of northeast Japan.

    An aide to embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the government's priority was to stop radiation leaks which were scaring the public and hindering work on cooling overheated nuclear fuel rods.

  • Radioactive water continues to leak

    Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says there has been no change in the amount of radioactive water seeping from the Fukushima nuclear plant after a polymer absorbent was injected into a cracked pit.

  • Mainstream media journalists flunk high school physics when reporting on radiation

    Nuclear safety spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama says the air above the leak contains 1,000 millisiverts of radioactivity.


    For starters, even the unit is spelled incorrectly. It's not "millisiverts" but rather "millisieverts." But that's a small issue compared to the bigger one.

    Millisieverts describe a measured dose of received radiation. Exposure to millisieverts only makes sense in the context of this nuclear catastrophe when it is measured over time. In other words, it makes no sense to say "the air has 500 millisieverts of radiation." That's a complete nonsense sentence. The correct statement is that a person standing in that area would be exposed to "500 millisieverts of radiation PER HOUR."

  • Japan pays 'suicide squads' fortunes to work in stricken nuclear plant as 'battle is lost for reactor two'

    Richard Lahey, who was head of safety research for boiling-water reactors at General Electric when the company installed the units at Fukushima, told the Guardian that he believed nuclear fuel had melted and burned through the reactor floor in unit number two.


    * Radioactive particles from Fukushima nuclear plant are detected in OXFORDSHIRE
    * Tsunami's terrifying power is revealed in new clip as fresh 6.5-magnitude quake hits Japan
    * Tears as 34 surviving pupils (out of 108) return to school decimated by Japanese tsunami

    That would expose the core to the atmosphere, risking more serious radiation leaks.

  • Japan's efforts to soak up contaminated water still unsuccessful

    Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Sunday that efforts to stem the flow of radioactive water leaking from the troubled No. 2 reactor building of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean have as yet been unsuccessful.

    Earlier Sunday engineers injected 80 kilograms of a polymer- based powder into pipes leading to a pit connected to the plant's No. 2 reactor's building, where a 20-centimeter crack has been found to be leaking radioactive water.

  • Rainwater in California Measured 181 Times The Acceptable Limit For Drinking Water, Corporate Media Continues Criminal Coverup

    Officials at UC Berkeley have tested rain water that turned out to be 181 times the limit for drinking water. This is happening at the same time that our FAKE corporate media is telling the sheeple that there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

    “As shown in the graph below, published by UC Berkeley, Iodine-131 peaked at 20.1 becquerels per liter, a measure of radioactivity, on the roof of Etcheverry Hall during heavy rains a week ago. The federal maximum level of iodine-131 allowed in drinking water is 0.111 becquerels per liter,” The Bay Citizen reported Saturday.

    The Norwegian Institute of Air Research is also predicting that moderate levels of radiation will hit the U.S. west coast on April 5th and 6th.


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