News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in May 2011

Radioactive news 9 May 2011

  • Leaked 5/6 Japanese Gov't Email Predicted 'High Density' Radiation Release Today (5/8)
    <Minutes of meeting between TEPCO and the government on the 1st May. “If the current situation continues, high density radiation will be released on the 8th May.”

    “Mr Hosono said: It is very important to go to the next step regarding the installation of the heat exchanger machine. For the concerned parties, be careful of the sharing of information with high sensitivity so that the same mistakes aren’t made again>

  • Mislabeled XENON Forecast Map Shows Massive Nuclear Radiation Fallout Cloud Over US
    While playing around with the URL's for Japan nuclear iodine forecasts I discovered a nuclear radiation forecast that was accidentally placed on the ZAMG website. The scientists inadvertently uploaded a radiation forecast showing a massive cloud of Fukushima Xenon radiation spreading over Japan and the United States instead of the iodine forecast for May 9, 2011.
  • Radiation in No. 1 reactor building “far exceeded expected levels” reaching 700 millisieverts per hour — 500 million becquerels released when opening entrance
    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on Monday detected radiation levels in the building housing the faltering No. 1 reactor that far exceeded expected levels reaching as high as 700 millisieverts per hour, the utility firm said. [...]

    An area with a double-digit millisievert level, let alone three-digit figures, is quite tough as a working environment. So we have to do the work by using some shielding,” Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, told a press conference. [...]

    TEPCO during the press conference were unable to confirm whether the latest measures would be a success and could not say unequivocally whether Asia’s largest utility’s well-publicized schedule to stabilize the plant’s troubled reactors by October would be met. [...]

  • MSM Fails To Cover 700 mSv Radiation Spike Following Massive Fire At Fukushima
    After every corporate media outlet in the nation ran major headline stories about a drop in radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, they all fail to report huge spike in radiation levels up to 700 millisieverts per hour following a massive fire at the reactor in Japan.
  • Japan to continue using n-power despite Fukushima crisis
    Japan will continue to use nuclear power despite the ongoing crisis caused by radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a top official has said.

    The power plant was crippled after a magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit Japan in March.
    "Our energy policy is to stick to nuclear power," Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku said on a weekly talk show on public broadcaster NHK.


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