Radioactive news 16 March 2011

  • Treatments for Nuclear Contamination
    Iodine – Glutathione – Natural Chelation – Clay – Baking Soda

    The incident is a reminder that preparedness should include being prepared for nuclear events with foods and medicinals in our medical cabinets that will protect us and our families as much as humanly and medically possible. Many people in Japan and elsewhere around the world that live and work close to nuclear plants will be seriously affected by nuclear accidents. When a meltdown happens the effects can be carried thousands of miles by the prevailing winds.

    It is unclear how far the impact of a meltdown might reach. In the United States, local communities plan for evacuation typically within 10 miles of a nuclear plant. However, states must be ready to cope with contamination of food and water as far as 50 miles away. When it comes to risks and toxic exposure levels we can count on the government and medical officials to understate the threat. This is something consistent in their approach to all types of toxic exposures.
    Source.: Dr Sircus Blog
  • Radioactive Winds chase evacuees in Japan; Hawaii threatened by Fukushima fallout
    In a deepening tragedy, after an earthquake and tsunami caused four explosions at nuclear reactor plants in Japan, most of those who evacuated the area headed south, since winds normally would have pushed the radioactive clouds to the north and east. Instead, winds pushed the r-clouds south, according to The Australian. The shift in winds now threatens Hawaii with fallout from the Fukushima nuclear facilities.

    Officials finally admit radiation has reached lethal levels in the area surrounding the explosions. Tokyo, 200 miles to the south, is also seeing higher levels of radiation. “[A]bnormal radiation and traces of radioactive elements were detected around Greater Tokyo, the world's most populous metropolitan region with 36 million people."
    Source.: Poorrichards blog
  • Radioactivity forecast system down
    A computer system that forecasts the spread of radioactivity has not been working due to malfunctioning monitoring posts around a troubled nuclear power plant in quake-hit Fukushima Prefecture.

    The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says it does not know when the system will be back in operation.
    Source.: HNK World
  • FLASHBACK 2010 Boars in Europe – radioactive from Chernobyl nuclear fallout
    Because it is illegal to sell contaminated boar meat, Berlin has to compensate hunters who have harvested the radioactive boars that contain high levels of caesium-137. Caesium-137 is an unstable chemical that is water soluble (mushrooms are very absorbent) and toxic in small amounts.
    Source.: Nuclear News
  • Foreign bankers flee Tokyo as nuclear crisis deepens
    Foreign bankers are fleeing Tokyo as Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, scrambling for commercial and charter flights out of the country and into other major cities in the region.

    BNP Paribas , Standard Chartered and Morgan Stanley were among the banks whose staff have left since Friday's earthquake and tsunami, and now a nuclear plant disaster, according to industry sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
    Source.: CNBC News
  • Fukushima No. 3 Reactor Vents Smoke, But Container Damage Unlikely
    Japan's nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power station showed no signs of abating Wednesday, five days after a mega earthquake crippled it, with the focus shifting to how to address the possible overheating of pools that store spent fuel rods at the already troubled No. 3 and No. 4 reactors.

    What appeared to be smoke coming from the No. 3 reactor in the morning led the top government spokesman to point to the possibility of damage to the reactor's steel containment vessel, but it became more likely later in the day that the smoke was radioactive steam coming from the No. 3 reactor's spent fuel pool.
  • Japan's woes prompt Venezuela to halt nuclear plan
    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that the crisis at a Japanese nuclear plant after the country's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami have prompted him to halt Venezuela's plans to develop nuclear energy.

    Chavez announced last year that his government was carrying out initial studies to start a nuclear energy program.

    Russia's government had agreed to help Venezuela build a reactor last year during a visit to Moscow by Chavez. But Chavez said watching events unfold in Japan has prompted him to reconsider.
    Source.: Poorrichards blog
  • Nuke Pills Top $200 Per Pack On Auction Sites; Prices up 1900% in Just a Few Days
    As the effects of the nuclear disaster in Japan remain unclear, panicked US residents are doing whatever they can to get their hands on Potassium Iodide pills.

    Distributors of the FDA recommended pills have run out of stock, with one manufacturer reporting that they sold some 250,000 individual packets in a single weekend.
  • Fukushima Coverup, 40 Years of Spent Nuclear Rods Blown Sky High
    In addition to under reporting the fires at Fukushima, the Japanese government has not told the people about the ominous fact that the nuclear plant site is a hellish repository where a staggering number of spent fuel rods have accumulated for 40 years.
  • Where the winds blow: Experts ponder fallout risks
    Experts monitoring weather patterns for any fallout from Japan's stricken nuclear plant said Tuesday the winds had so far been favourable but they were less confident about the outlook later this week.

    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said winds on Saturday and Monday -- when two blasts occurred at Fukushima -- were blowing to the northeast and east, in other words out over the Pacific.
  • The Intel Hub To Monitor West Coast Radiation Readings
    By this coming Monday March 21, 2011 The Intel Hub will be posting regular updated radiation readings (accumulative) from the west coast of the U.S. mainland.

    I have purchased a state of the art dosimeter and will me monitoring mR/hr exposure in Oregon.
    Source.: The
  • How Weather Could Link Japan Radiation to U.S.
    A serious nuclear incident that followed Friday’s catastrophic Japan earthquake has raised fears of radiation leakage, a weather-dependent matter that could have a far-reaching impact.

    Were there to be a significant release of radiation, tracking the fallout would become a meteorological problem.
    Source.: The
  • Japan increases efforts to cool damaged nuclear plants
    Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least temporarily — plans to use helicopters to dump water on the pools because of the radiation danger.

    Police may now use water cannons to spray the pools.

    The status of reactor No. 3 at the site was not clear, with some reports saying that the reactor containment vessel may have been breached and was releasing radioactivity and others saying that it was still intact. The containment vessel at reactor No. 2 has previously been breached, and it appeared to be leaking small amounts of radioactivity.
    Source.: The
  • We're not afraid to die': Extraordinary courage of the Fukushima Fifty as they return to stricken power plant to fight nuclear disaster
    # Workers battling nuclear meltdown evacuated for hours today after radiation levels increased
    # French minister: 'Let's not beat about the bush, they've essentially lost control'
    # Radioactive steam spews into atmosphere from reactor number three
    # Experts warn that crisis is 'approaching point of no return' as officials run out of options
    # Officials commandeer police water cannon to spray complex
    # Attempts to dump water on reactors by helicopter fail
    # Two more previously stable reactors begin to heat up
    # The rich scramble to book private jets out the country as fleeing passengers pack Tokyo airport
    Lots of pics.
    Source.: Dailymail
  • Exodus from a nuclear nightmare: Thousands flee as they question whether Japan's government is telling them truth about reactors
    Hundreds of vehicles sped out of the shadow of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant yesterday.

    Those inside the cars and trucks were fleeing for their lives, terrified about what might happen next and reluctant to believe anything their government was telling them.

    ‘We knew it was close by, but they told us over and over again that it was safe, safe, safe,’ said 70-year-old evacuee Fumiko Watanabe.

    ‘People are worried that we aren’t being told how dangerous this stuff is and what really happened.’

    Meanwhile scores of terrified residents began to flee Tokyo as the power plant threatened to send a cloud of radioactive dust across Japan.
    Source.: Dailymail
  • Coverup of the Devastating Impacts of Nuclear Radiation: Establishing an International Citizens Radiation Monitoring Network
    If we could rely on the Japanese and American governments to inform us of any danger, we wouldn't have to be so vigilant.

    But given the American government's cover up of the severity of the BP oil disaster, the health risk to New Yorkers after 9/11, and numerous other health issues, we will have to educate ourselves.

    For example, the U.S. Surgeon General has recommended that West Coast residents stock up with potassium iodide, while other government officials say that is unnecessary, because radiation levels will not be high enough. But no government has disclosed radiation readings in the West Coast, so we can't verify for ourselves whether or not there is currently any danger. See this and this.
  • Water in Pool Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods May Be Boiling, Sign for Release of Radioactivity
    A nuclear crisis at the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant deepened Tuesday as fresh explosions occurred at the site and its operator said water in a pool storing spent nuclear fuel rods may be boiling, an ominous sign for the release of high-level radioactive materials from the fuel.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the water level in the pool storing the spent fuel rods at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant’s No. 4 reactor may have dropped, exposing the rods.

    The firm said it has not yet confirmed the current water level or water temperature in the pool and will try to pour water into the facility from Wednesday through holes that were created following an explosion earlier Tuesday in the walls of the building that houses the reactor.
    Source.: The
  • US FINALLY warns citizens near Japan nuclear plant to leave
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials Wednesday warned citizens living within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of a crippled Japanese nuclear plant to evacuate or seek shelter, amid mounting concern of a catastrophic meltdown.

    The evacuation order came as the chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) warned there was no water left in the spent fuel pool of reactor 4 at the Fukushima nuclear plant, resulting in "extremely high" radiation levels.
  • Official UN Forecast: Japan Radioactive Fallout Heading To US West Coast
    Official UN radiation plume forecasts show nuclear radioactive fallout from Japan hitting the US west coast by March 18th.

    Feds have deployed radiation monitors to the west coast to monitor for radiation spikes.

    A link to the UN radioactive nuclear fallout map is below.
  • Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records
    The misconduct came to light in 2002 after whistleblowers working for General Electric, which designed the reactor, complained to the Japanese government. Another GE employee later confessed that he had falsified records of inspections of reactor No1 in 1989 - at the request of TEPCO officials. He also admitted to falsifying other inspection reports, also on request of the client. After that incident TEPCO was forced to shut down 17 reactors, albeit temporarily.
  • 27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us
    Yes, things really are that serious.

    We are not just talking about a repeat of Chernobyl.

    We are possibly talking about "many Chernobyls".

    It is somewhat understandable that the Japanese government and the mainstream media do not want to panic the public, but the reality is that people need the truth about what is going on.

    Unfortunately, it is not likely that the Japanese government or the mainstream media are going to "change their stripes" overnight, so in order to try to get an idea of what is really going on we need to look at the clues.

    Sometimes it is much more important to watch what people are doing rather than what they are saying.

    For example, a significant number of foreign governments are now evacuating personnel from Tokyo.
  • First Radiation Particles From Damaged Reactors Likely to Hit California, Friday
    Based on current jet stream conditions, the radiation is expected to hit southern California, then the American Southwest, including Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Changing weather conditions may alter the projections somewhat.

    There has been no speculation as to radiation developments if the entire nuclear site goes into full meltdown.
  • Jonathan Campbell: Nuclear Nightmare In Japan
    On one hand Jonathan thinks the radiation will hit the U.S. west coast and on the other it seems likely that unless the worse case scenario happens, the west coast is SAFE.

    Either way it is safe to say that Americans should be prepared. This is not fear mongering, simply common sense. Anyone that tells you that it is going to happen 100% this way or 100% that way is not being completely truthful. No one knows what is going to happen for sure.
    Source.: The
  • ALERT: US Surgeon General Warns "Be prepared for harmful radiation from Japan"
    Almost immediately after learning that the UN has released an official forecast of the radioactive plume from Japan's nuclear reactor hitting the US west coast within the next 2 days I came across the article below on Before It's News.

    I first thought it must be some sensationlist article because all other stories about the forecast clearly state that the radiation forecast will be dilute and unharmful.

    So I checked the source and it's legit. Just pressed on the UK newspaper, the Daily Mail. This is scary stuff that is apparently being filtered from US mainstream media.

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