Radioactive news 20 March 2011

  • UglyTruth Discusses Possiblity of Stuxnet Attack on Fukushima
    We are joined by Keith Johnson of and and Jonathon Azaziah of to talk about the possibility (likelihood) of Israel's Stuxnet virus being used in bringing about the meltdown of the reactors in Japan, as well as the recent murders in the West Bank as a pretext for even more war against the Palestinians.
  • 20,000 dead, missing in Japan crisis
    Crews fighting to cool reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant struggled Sunday to switch partial power back on after a natural disaster that has left more than 20,000 people dead or missing.

    The discovery of radiation in foodstuffs in regions around the plant, and of traces of radioactive iodine in Tokyo tap water well to the southwest, compounded public anxiety but authorities said there was no danger to health.
  • Exposed fuel rods in empty, cracked cooling pool may soon release 130 tons of uranium directly into the environment
    While much of the mainstream media appears to be moving on from the impending Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently released some startling and dire news about the now-empty spent fuel rod pool in the plant's Reactor 4. According to the NRC, a crack or hole in the empty pool is preventing efforts to refill it -- and since the pool does not have the same containment apparatuses that the actual reactors have, a fire or explosion could release the pool's 130 tons of uranium directly into the environment.
  • Radiation discovery fans food fears in Japan
    At a bustling Tokyo supermarket Sunday, wary shoppers avoided one particular bin of spinach.

    The produce came from Ibaraki prefecture in the northeast, where radiation was found in spinach grown up to 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Another bin of spinach—labeled as being from Chiba prefecture, west of Tokyo—was sold out.

    "It's a little hard to say this, but I won't buy vegetables from Fukushima and that area," said shopper Yukihiro Sato, 75.
  • Spinach With Radiation 27 Times Higher Than Limit Found In Japan
    Spinach with radioactive iodine 27 times more than the government-regulated limit was found in the city of Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, more than 100 kilometers south of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but the radiation levels do not affect human health, local authorities said Sunday.

    A farmer weeds a spinach field in Ibaragi.

    In 1 kilogram of spinach grown in open air in the city, 54,000 becquerels of iodine was detected, exceeding the 2,000 becquerel limit set by the government's preliminary regulation under the food sanitation law, the Ibaraki prefectural government said.
    Source.: Nikkei
  • Another Japanese Reactor Facility In Trouble?
    As the nuclear disaster in Japan continues to worsen along with a new 100 mile oil slick in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and radio active fallout hitting the mainland US as of early Friday, we see primarily nothing but a scripted war on the main stage as yet another media cover-up is underway.

    Not only are the events in Libya being falsely portrayed to the American people as justification for another regional grab, it serves as a great cover story for one of the worst (if not the worst) world environmental disasters of all time (Japan’s Reactor Crisis of 2011).

    New details are emerging rapidly regarding the Japanese governments credibility and radiation levels in Japan.
    Source.: TheIntelHub
  • Safe nuclear does exist, and China is leading the way with thorium
    A few weeks before the tsunami struck Fukushima’s uranium reactors and shattered public faith in nuclear power, China revealed that it was launching a rival technology to build a safer, cleaner, and ultimately cheaper network of reactors based on thorium.
    Source.: The Telegraph
  • News report: Thousands Of U.S. Personnel Evacuated From Japan To Western Wash.
    The report says a total of 200,000 US personnel to be evacuated from Japan to US West Coast. That seems like a very high number. If this is accurate, it must mean things in Japan are a lot worse than we are being told. /Sting Ray

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- Thousands of U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel are being voluntarily evacuated from Japan to Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McChord following last week’s earthquake and tsunami.

    The USO confirmed Friday that 15,000 U.S. personnel and their dependents will be hosted at USO centers at SeaTac and JBLM in the coming days. The evacuation is part of the U.S. State Department's voluntary evacuation of U.S. personnel following growing concerns at nuclear plants in Japan.
  • What Is Causing The Rise In Radiation Levels In The Ibaraki Prefecture? (Video)
    Again these readings are coming from Target Map, a website that seems to have access to data from multiple monitoring stations. Another radiation monitoring website run by the Disaster Prevention and Nuclear Safety Network for Nuclear Environment has the levels in the Ibaraki Prefecture at 1315 nGy/h. Why the levels differ so much remains to be seen.
  • Japan's mafia among the first to organise and deliver aid
    The website reported that the day after the earthquake, the Inagawa-kai (the third-largest organised crime group in Japan) sent 25 trucks filled with paper diapers, instant ramen, batteries, torches, drinks and other essentials to the Tohoku region.
    The Daily Beast said the Kanagawa block of the Inagawa-kai has sent 70 trucks to the Ibaraki and Fukushima areas to drop off supplies in areas with high radiation levels - with yakuza members going in without any protection or potassium iodide.
    Source.: Asia News Network


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