Fukushima timeline - July 2011
- Baby death spike in W. Canada blamed on parents not radiation
Post Fukushima reproductive failure: Sudden Death Syndrome or Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome? Sleeping with babies or radioactive iodine?
British Columbia Coroner's Service will continue investigating this year's spike in infant deaths, 21 in B.C. so far, while there were 16 sudden infant deaths for all of 2010...
Source: examiner.com via WRH
- Stop, Think & Contemplate: BP, Fukushima & Fracking: Is Our Future in Jeopardy
(NaturalNews) I'd rather stop, think and contemplate a beautiful sunrise really, a powerful, yellow ball rising above the horizon by the shore. Or a sunset with a bloom of colors across the sky. But due to evolution's incredibly slow movement in the minds, hearts and souls of some of our fellow human beings who consider it acceptable to decimate natural systems, resources, animals, fish and humans to save a few dollars here and there on their bottom line, our collective survival is in actual jeopardy. Nature & Earth are simply seen as "a free ride for profit" for the few at the expense of everyone else.
- Fire breaks out, extinguished soon at nuclear plant in Ibaraki
MITO (Kyodo) -- A fire broke out and was extinguished soon at a waste disposal facility for the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant of the Japan Atomic Power Co. in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Wednesday morning, the prefectural government said.
- Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is
In scathing terms, one of Japan's honest citizens lashed out the other day, claiming that rather than do what is in the best interest of the people, the government is simply making decisions to "prolong its own life."
- LDP to re-evaluate its nuclear power policy
The largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to re- evaluate its policy of promoting nuclear power generation that it pursued when it was in government.
The LDP's special committee on comprehensive energy policy has made the decision in the wake of radiation leaks from the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. Moreover, the party will compile an interim report by the end of August on its new overall energy policy.
- June sees threefold increase in number of ambulance users with heatstroke
TOKYO — The number of people taken to hospital by ambulance due to heatstroke in June grew threefold from a year earlier to 6,877, with 15 dying after reaching hospital, preliminary data from the Fire and Disaster Management Agency showed Tuesday.
- Japan's 54 nuclear power plants to undergo "stress tests"
TOKYO — Japan said Wednesday it will conduct “stress tests” on all the country’s nuclear plants to ease heightened concerns about disaster preparedness after this year’s tsunami sparked the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
- Italian journalist denounces media's disaster coverage
The March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake also sparked a metaphorical tidal wave: a "tsunami of information" that swallowed both the foreign and Japanese media and exposed a widespread lack of journalistic integrity.
"The domestic media was slow and not proactive enough in seeking the truth," says D'Emilia, adding that in the quake's aftermath, many foreign correspondents were busy peddling "inventions, misrepresentations (and) manipulations."
- Local leaders disagree on restart of nuclear reactors
Yoshikazu Tsukabe, the mayor of Imari in Saga Prefecture, which is only 12 kilometers from the Genkai plant, said on July 4 that it was too early to resume operations.
"Damage from the Fukushima accident spread outside the 10-kilometer emergency planning zone," he said.
Toshiyuki Sakai, mayor of Karatsu in Saga Prefecture, which is next to Genkai town, told reporters July 4: "I remain prudent (about the resumption) because the citizens' concerns have not been allayed."
Mineo Matsumoto, mayor of Itoshima in Fukuoka Prefecture, said: "I am deeply concerned, because (part of) the city lies within 20 kilometers of the nuclear plant and, worse, in the direction of the prevailing wind."
- 45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation — Up to 50 millisieverts per year equivalent for 1-year-old
Among children who tested positive for thyroid exposure, the amounts measured 0.04 microsieverts per hour or less in most cases. The largest exposure was 0.1 microsieverts per hour, equivalent to a yearly dose of 50 millisieverts for a 1-year-old. [...]
- Japanese professor: “Soil contamination is spreading in the city” 60 km from Fukushima plant — “Evacuation must be conducted as soon as possible”
Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday. [...]
The highest reading in the city of 290,000 people far exceeded the level that triggered compulsory resettlement ordered by Soviet authorities following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, they said.
- All soil samples taken 60 km from Fukushima plant survey exceed legal limit — Minimum of 326,000 Becquerels per sq. meter
[... A] survey of soil at four locations in the city of Fukushima on June 26 found that all samples were contaminated with radioactive cesium, measuring 16,000 to 46,000 becquerels per kilogram and exceeding the legal limit of 10,000 becquerels per kg, citizens groups involved said Tuesday.
- Los Alamos should now prepare for flooding
Emergency crews in Los Alamos were able to keep the Las Conchas fire at bay, but now they are worried about the incoming monsoon season and flooding.
Intense flames have not only destroyed natural water barriers in the forms of plants and trees, but have also changed the soil, making it unable to absorb water.
Much like the fire, Los Alamos has seen this situation before when the Cerro Grande fire destroyed the land.
Fire Chief Doug Tucker said emergency crews are prepared for flooding, but people have to first protect themselves by staying away from burned and low lying areas.
Tucker said Los Alamos Canyon is the highest hazard.
Source: kob.com via WRH
- Japan’s tsunami debris headed for California beaches
Millions of tons of debris from Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March are slowly making their way across the Pacific Ocean; scientists using computer models say the West Coast will be inundated with the stuff by 2013 or 2014. [Mercury News.com]
The debris, covering an area roughly the size of California, is moving east about 10 miles a day, with the leading edge approaching the international date line. It’s expected to reach Midway and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands by next spring. Beaches in Washington, Oregon and California will likely be impacted the following year.
Source: calcoastnews.com via WRH
- U.S. Fort Calhoun nuclear plant flooded
BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The Fort Calhoun plant north of Omaha in the US state of Nebraska has been surrounded by flood water from the Missouri River for over ten days. As worries mount, US authorities have reassured the public the plant is safe.
Could this be another Fukushima?
Operators of the Fort Calhoun plant say no.
But pictures like this make it hard to believe the official statement that only part of the utilities are flooded.
Rumors have spread that the reactors suffered a complete meltdown and that radioactive tritium is leaking into the river.
But plant operator, Omaha Public Power, says all key buildings in the plant are secure. No flooding, no meltdown, no radioactive leakage.
- At #Fukushima Reactor 1 Dust and Dirt Clog Injection of Coolant Water To Reactor
Reduced water alert Note No. 1, packed dirt in the piping? The amount of irrigation that Tokyo Electric used to cool the reactor in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 decreased on 4th (3.5-3.7 tons an hour) temporarily on the same day at past 8:00 a.m. and was less than 3 tons an hour and announced that a warning operated. TEPCO raised quantity of flooding to about 2 times once, and is nowstable, and it is said that the temperature of the nuclear reactor doesn't have the change afterwards after having returned it to 3.8 tons an hour.
- Hose Leaking Water at Fukushima No. 5 Reactor - 03/07/11 - video
Leakage from Waterpipes of Outline of Temporary RHRS Pump at Unit 5, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
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