Fukushima timeline - July 2011

Radioactive news 21 July 2011

  • Over 1,000 cows fed nuclear-contaminated feed shipped in Japan

    More than 1,000 beef cattle that ate feed contaminated with radioactive cesium have been shipped all over Japan from Fukushima and other prefectures, Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday, adding to anxiety after the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. The report comes a day after Tokyo ordered the suspension of all shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima prefecture after discovering that cattle fed rice straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium had been shipped nationwide Japanese consumers have become increasingly worried about food safety following cases of contaminated vegetables, tea, milk, seafood and water due to radiation leaks at the tsunami-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo.
    Source: newsonjapan.com

  • Two of 18 active reactors to be shut down

    Two of the 18 nuclear reactors now operating in Japan are due to be shut down shortly for regular inspections with no prospect of restarting.

    Kansai Electric Power Company says it plans to begin turning off the power of the No.4 reactor at its power plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture on Thursday.

    The utility also plans to shut down another reactor at Ohi nuclear plant in the same prefecture for regular checkups on Friday.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • High levels of radioactivity found extensively

    Japan's science ministry says air above the ground about 150 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is as radioactive as areas 50 kilometers from the source of radioactivity.

    The ministry on Wednesday released a map showing radiation levels at locations one meter above the ground in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Fukushima, based on the results of an aerial survey from June 22nd through 30th.

    Radioactivity levels are highlighted in different colors.

    Some parts of Kurihara City, about 150 kilometers north of the plant are light blue, indicating that the air there was 0.2 to 0.5 microsieverts per hour.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Japanese National Government, Fukushima Prefectural Government, Industry Groups Plan for Lifting the Shipment Ban on Fukushima Beef

    The shipment ban on meat cows in Fukushima was finally put in place on July 19, but on July 20 they already outlined the conditions for lifting the ban.

    Fukushima Prefecture hopes to lift the shipment ban placed on the cows in the prefecture by the end of July, according to Fukushima Minyu Shinbun (7/21/2011), a local paper in Fukushima Prefecture.

    From what Fukushima Minyu Shinbun describes, the conditions for lifting the ban have been already agreed upon between the parties involved (the national government, the Fukushima prefectural government, and the cattle industry groups).
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Contaminated rice straw found in 10 prefectures

    The Japanese government says rice straw used for cattle feed contaminated with radioactive cesium has been found in 10 prefectures across the country. Beef produced from cattle fed the contaminated straw and shipped out from farms has already been distributed to almost all prefectures.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • Typhoon to move away from Japan over weekend

    A large, slow-moving typhoon was traveling southward off islands hundreds of kilometers south of central Tokyo on Thursday afternoon and is expected to move away from the Japanese archipelago after changing its direction to northward off Japan's eastern coast over the weekend, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency warned of tidal waves and strong winds on the Pacific coast in central and eastern Japan and the Izu island chain south of Tokyo through Thursday and on the coast of northeastern Japan, which was struck by the March earthquake and tsunami, through Friday.
    Source: newsonjapan.com

  • #Contaminated Water Treatment System: 53% Operating Rate for the Week

    It's the lowest operating rate ever, since the system went into full operation with highly contaminated water about a month ago.

    The news was released one day after the announcement of the successful completion of the "step 1" in TEPCO/Japanese government's "roadmap" to somewhere (over the rainbow, way up high... it is not reality-based any more, if ever).
    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Cleanup rate at Fukushima plant remains low

    Tokyo Electric Power Company, has found that the system's decontamination rate was about 53 percent during the past week, compared with the target rate of 70 percent. It has been unable to reach the target rate for 3 consecutive weeks.
    Source: nhk.or.jp

  • No protest over U.S. subcritical nuke tests

    Japan will not file a complaint against the U.S. government for conducting two subcritical nuclear experiments, last Dec. 1 and Feb. 2, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama said Wednesday.

    The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration reported in June that the two tests had been held at a Nevada underground test site, Fukuyama said.

    In subcritical tests, plutonium is bombarded with conventional explosives, but they do not involve a nuclear bomb explosion.
    Source: japantimes.co.jp

  • Return of evacuees still up in the air

    The government may decide when to lift restrictions on local residents in the "emergency evacuation preparation zone"--many of whom have evacuated to other locations both within and outside Fukushima Prefecture--as early as August. The emergency evacuation preparation zone covers parts of Minami-Soma, Tamura, Kawauchimura and Narahamachi, plus all of Hironomachi.
    Source: yomiuri.co.jp

  • Jogmec may boost gas exploration

    The government-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. may increase investments in natural gas next year as it expects demand to rise as the nation cuts dependence on nuclear power amid the ongoing the Fukushima atomic crisis.
    Source: japantimes.co.jp

  • Has Japan Ever Been Honest About It's Nuclear Needs and Risks?

    Secrecy appears to be a repeating characteristic of the nuclear industry, especially in Japan, where citizens are reluctant to openly disagree on things. The Japanese social system supports the secretive culture, making information easier to be concealed for a period of time. This plague of incidents, cover-ups, and scandals have undermined the confidence in the safety of this form of energy production. The Japanese Government has been repeatedly criticised for lax supervision and slow response to nuclear disasters.
    Source: news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com

  • Gerson recordings reveal underground cures for cancer and degenerative disease

    NaturalNews) "The Gerson Tapes" are a collection of 14 tapes which contain groundbreaking information on how the human body can successfully heal itself from degenerative disease. The tapes in this exclusive archive are precious resources which hold nearly 14 hours of valuable, state-of-the-art information and real-life testimonials from patients who can attest to their power.
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Cannabinoid Medicine

    ...Marijuana is a very special natural medicine that increases our chances of beating cancer, though contemporary oncologists are mostly interested in it for its ability to mitigate the nasty side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. They would never think of it as an important part of the actual treatment of cancer...

    ...All research leads us to the undeniable conclusion that marijuana is the premier cancer medicine mankind has been looking for and finally has found. The problem is that there are special interests whose main interest is that real cures for cancer are never discovered....
    Source: naturalnews.com

  • Leuren Moret – Nuclear Genocide of Babies and Children in Japan, US, Canada Grows

    Leuren Moret discusses the ongoing Fukushima nuclear radiation cover up calling the nuclear apologists spin doctoring what it is – a nuclear genocide of babies and children in Japan, US and Canada.

    As I have previously reported, dangerous levels of Japan nuclear radiation continue to be detected in various locations across Canada as the Fukushima nuclear cover up continues.

    Leuren Moret, who gave us a complete update of Fukushima nuclear disaster news you won’t hear on the mainstream media, discusses the topic in much further detail in the interview below.

    She discusses the current government coverup of infant mortality and debunks the spin doctors twisting statistics for the nuclear apologists. She also gives a history of infant death cover ups in similar situations throughout history.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

  • Japan contends with radioactive beef

    Summary: The Prime Minister's Official Residence was the venue for an important announcement by the Cabinet minister who has overall authority over the Japanese nuclear industry.
    Source: revolutionarypolitics.tv

  • CBS Investigation Reveals Shocking Conditions At Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant In Tennessee

    Investigative reporter Armen Keteyian comes to Rhea County Tennessee to interview whistleblower Ann Harris and tour the Watts Bar Plant.

    Transcripts

    “Morning, Ann, I’m Armen. How are you?”

    Walk thru the front door of Ann Harris’s house in rural Tennessee…and you’ll meet one of the most unlikely…(NAT)…and feared advocates for nuclear safety.

    (Ann HARRIS)”I BEGAN AS A CLERK IN INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING AT WATTS-BAR IN CONSTRUCTION ON UNIT 1. I COULD BARELY SPELL NUCLEAR WHEN I WENT TO WORK.”

    (AK) WHAT WAS THE TURNING POINT FOR YOU?

    (HARRIS) ” BASICALLY THE BOOKS ARE BEING COOKED. PEOPLE ARE SAYING THINGS THEY SWEAR UNDER OATH IT’S BEEN DONE AND IT HADN’T BEEN DONE.”

    When Harris refused to sign a multimillion dollar construction contract riddled with errors…she says TVA executives told her her career was over. Instead it sparked a 28-year crusade devoted to preventing a nuclear ACCIDENT.
    Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com via WRH

 

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