Fukushima timeline - September 2011
- Chris Busby on radioactivity displacing supplements
Busby talks here from a playground in Stockholm about the cover-up of the Fukushima contamination and the failure of the Japanese government to act for the children who are suffering the same health problems as those exposed to the Chernobyl contamination. Together with some Japanese colleagues he has set up a Foundation: www.cbfcf.org to provide regular independent scientific expertise, to advise parents, to independently assess contamination and to give children access to radionuclide blocking supplements. His expert advice is firstly to evacuate the children to uncontaminated areas.
- Strong Typhoon Roke Moves Towards Japan , 20 SEP 2011 Noon Update
Typhoon Roke now packs Category 3 Equivalant winds as it moves north towards the Japanese Mainland bringing heavy winds and flooding rains.
- Typhoon Roke on Course for Leaking Japan Reactor as 1 Million May Evacuate
Typhoon Roke brought evacuation orders and fears of floods to Nagoya city in central Japan today as it approached the main island of Honshu on a course towards the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.
More than 1 million people in Nagoya city in central Japan have been advised to evacuate because of Roke and almost 80,000 have been ordered to leave due to flood risk, said Katsuya Kobayashi in the city’s disaster prevention center.
- Fukushima "Cold Shutdown" with 3 Meltdowns?! Citizens return to exclusion zone? 9/19/11
I seriously want to know from an "expert" if a "cold shutdown" is POSSIBLE at Fukushima Daiichi with three complete full meltdowns (actually melt throughs - even worse than a melt down). Also, TEPCO and the Japanese Government are letting the residents of the exclusion zone back into their homes to collect their radioactive belongings with as many people as they want and bring using their own car. "No Worries" Just don't stay too long. But dude, if you sleep on a radioactive mattress, I think you're going to regret it. Meanwhile, more "radioactive nuclear situations" occured in England and Michigan USA.
- Groundwater Flowing Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it suspects that 200 to 500 tons a day of groundwater might be flowing through pits and wall cracks into reactor and turbine buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
- Fukushima plant substantially stabilized: IAEA chief Amano
VIENNA (Kyodo) -- Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Monday the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been substantially stabilized.
Well, of course... now reactors have cooling from above as well as below. :/
seriously... IAEA. What is that? A bunch of no use, no good nuclear shills preaching Safe Holy Uranium while assisting invasions of sovereign countries...
- Gov't may lift evacuation advisory outside 20-km zone in Sept.
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Sept. 20 -- (Kyodo) _ The government is aiming to lift by the end of September its advisory for residents living in areas outside the 20-kilometer zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that have been designated for evacuation in the event of an emergency, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Tuesday.
- (Now They Tell Us Series) Groundwater Coming into Reactor Bldg and Turbine Bldg Basements at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant
It's been revealed that there is a possibility that several hundred tonnes of groundwater may be flowing into the basements of reactor buildings and turbine buildings in Reactors 1 through 4 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The amount of contaminated water should have decreased by now to slightly over 50,000 tonnes, based on the amount of water processed. However, there are still over 80,000 tonnes of highly contaminated water remaining in the basements. TEPCO has admitted to the possibility of groundwater flowing into the basements, whose walls may have been damaged in the earthquake and are letting in the water. This may affect the future work to wind down the accident.
- 63,000 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium from Rooftop of Apartment Bldg in Yokohama City
It made the national news ONE MONTH AFTER a private citizen measured the air radiation level on his own and had the dirt tested with his own money.
According to TV Asahi's "Morning Bird" news variety show on September 19, 63,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected from the dirt sediment on the rooftop of a 5-story apartment building in Kohoku-ku in Yokohama City. It is the same Kohoku-ku where 42,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was found near the side drain on the road.
The person who measured the radiation tweeted the result as early as August 15.
The air radiation at the spot was 1.8 microsievert/hour. The result of the soil analysis:
Cesium-134: 29,775 becquerels/kg Cesiu-137: 33.659 becquerels/kg Total cesium: 63,434 becquerels/kg
- Japan Braces For More Heavy Rain And Damage From Typhoon
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Japan's weather agency warned on Tuesday of heavy rainfall in an extensive area encompassing southwestern to northeastern Japan due to a strong typhoon, amid heightening fears of further landslides and flooding in the Kii Peninsula in western Japan, already devastated by a deadly typhoon earlier this month.
- I think there was a recriticality where melted fuel started a chain reaction again: UCSD researcher — Largest amount of radioactive materials released since April
Japanese Researcher: Recriticality in July and August? (UPDATED), EX-SKF, September 17, 2011:
Part from Shukan Playboy Japan (9/12/2011):
… Indeed, there are some inexplicable numbers reported on the air radiation levels by the government agencies. That is, a big rise in the radiation levels from late July to mid August. [...]
- Germany's Siemens Pulled 500 Million Euro from a French Bank
ne day after the announcement that the company will pull out of nuclear power business, it has been revealed today that Siemens, headquartered in Munich, Germany, had pulled 500 million euros (US$684 million, 52 billion Japanese yen) 2 weeks ago from an unnamed French bank which is not BNP. (So it's either Societe Generale or Credit Agricole...)
And what did the company do with the money? It deposited the money to the European Central Bank for safety and higher interest. How could an engineering company make a diposit at a central bank? Because Siemens does have a bank, for about a year.
- Fukushima Update19/09/11: Committee of Japanese Nuclear 'Experts' Discuss Ways To Contain Accident
Japanese experts on nuclear energy are discussing ways to contain the nuclear accident in Fukushima at their first conference since the accident.
The Atomic Energy Society of Japan started a 4-day conference in Kitakyushu City, southwestern Japan, on Monday.
- Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet
Examining life in America after the use of Super Nuclear EMP attack, which is known as America’s “Achilles heel”, and currently under development by China
Recently, I reported on just declassified military intelligence report that revealed China is in the middle of the development of a Super EMP Bomb for use in a future war against the United States.
- Breaking News: We are running out of time
Within the 30km zone surrounding the Fukushima dai-ichi power plant, there is a certain amount of despair setting in regarding the question of whether or not residents will ever be able to return to their homes. Serious problems remain. “In reactor three, which suffered a meltdown, fuel rods containing plutonium perforated the bottom of the containment and embedded themselves in the basement of the building. Just where and how far the plutonium travelled, no one quite knows”. (political commentator Jirou Honzawa)
On the tenth of August, LDP party and Diet member Seiichi Murakami posed the question of the whereabouts of the plutonium to the budget steering committee of the lower house, but neither Minister of health, Labour and Welfare Ritsuo Hosokawa nor his fellow ministers were able to provide an answer.
- Experts: Fukushima ‘Worse’ Than Chernobyl -Tokyo Evacuation Can No Longer Be Ingored
Experts warn the need to evacuate Tokyo can no longer be ignored after radioactive hotspots higher than Chernobyl evacuation limits have been discovered across the city.
Many in the alternative media, including myself, have been reporting on radioactive hotspots across Japan, including across all of Tokyo, with radiation levels higher than Chernobyl evacuation limits. For example:
- Breaking News: Visit Japan and betray the government
To control the “harmful rumor”,Foreign Ministry is inviting SNS (SM) gurus to Japan.
Learning from the revolution in the middle east asia,Foreign Ministry is trying to media control by using Facebook and Twitter.
Though they force us to decontaminate the kindergarten on our own expense,they are going to invest 1500 million yen into media control.
- Fukushima Daiichi NPS 15-16 September 2011
Photos released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. 17 September 2011
Cryptome Nuclear Power Plants and WMD Series: http://cryptome.org/nppw- series.htm
- More than 1 million urged to evacuate as typhoon nears Honshu
More than a million people in Japan were warned to leave their homes on Tuesday as an approaching typhoon brought heavy rain and fears of landslides and flash flooding.
Typhoon Roke, packing winds of up to 144 kilometers an hour near its center, could land in central Japan Wednesday and move northeast, possibly toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese weather agency said.
- Will Tokyo Be Evacuated Due to Fukushima Radiation?
Tokyo Radiation Exceeds Chernobyl In Some Places … Japanese Government and Experts Discuss Evacuation
As I noted last month, radiation in some parts of Tokyo is higher than in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
Yesterday, Al Jazeera pointed out:
Experts estimate the radiation leaked from Fukushima nuclear plant will exceed that of Chernobyl. ***
- Japan asks 1.2 million to evacuate ahead of Typhoon Roke
apan on Tuesday urged the evacuation of more than 1.2 million people ahead of a typhoon that will bring heavy rain to areas already hit by record rainfall. Typhoon Roke has prompted concerns of landslides and flash flooding, particularly in the industrial city of Nagoya, where downpours could cause a main river to burst its banks. The typhoon, with sustained winds of 89 miles per hour, is due to make landfall on Wednesday, moving from the southwest to the northeast. The typhoon is expected to cause the greatest problems for western and central areas that were already hit earlier this month by Typhoon Talas, which killed at least 67 people and left dozens more missing.
- Japan cut in two? Prime Minister Kan: 30 million in Tokyo faced evacuation scenario — “I wasn’t sure whether Japan could continue to function as a state”
Exodus eyed early in nuke crisis, Kyodo, September 19, 2011:
Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan [Emphasis Added]
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario, former Prime Minister Naoto Kan revealed in a recent interview.
- LNG Surges as Japan Vies With China, Exxon’s Shipments Grow
Record Japanese imports to replace nuclear power after the Fukushima Dai-Ichi disaster, plus a 27 percent jump in China’s first-half purchases, may send prices to about $20 per million British thermal units this winter, up 71 percent from 2010 and the highest since 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
- Emergency declared at Michigan nuke plant: Reactor shut down after leak exceeded plant’s technical specifications — Cooling system spews more than 10 gallons a minute
Water leak shuts down reactor, Herald Palladium, By ANDREW LERSTEN, September 17, 2011:
Palisades cooling system spewing more than 10 gallons a minute; radioactive material won’t leak into environment
The Palisades nuclear power plant was shut down Friday afternoon after a water leak of more than 10 gallons per minute was detected in the system that cools the plant’s nuclear reactor.
- Oil “Fukushima” in Bohai Bay
At present, at least 20 oil spills appear every minute. The companies involved in an oil spill in the Bohai Bay have failed to stop the release of oil since June. China’s oceanography department has admitted that the operator of the oil deposit ConocoPhillips has not discovered the exact location of the oil spill. The Chinese subdivision of the American oil company is not controlling the situation, says Alexei Knizhnikov, Oil and Gas Environmental Policy Officer, WWF-Russia.
“We have been getting the information about the oil spill for several months. At the same time, the company has failed to reveal the source of pollution. Most likely, the problem is linked to an extraordinary situation at the oil wells. High pressure on the upper oil layers may be the reason. As a result of improper work during drilling, oil could have flown into the space outside the well. In this case, it’s very difficult to discover an oil spill and moreover, eliminate it. This will be a very serious problem,” says Alexei Knizhnikov.
- USA Today on quake-hit Virginia nuke plant: “A lot of people think they’ve hid stuff from us” — “Even if they’re not good to go, they won’t tell us” — “I was and am still worried”
Weeks after quake, town near nuclear plant remains rattled, USA TODAY By Wendy Koch. September 18, 2011:
[...] “You can’t not think about it,” says customer [at Sweet Delights Bakery] Roger Tignor, about the recent magnitude-5.8 quake that jolted the North Anna Power Station 11 miles away.
- Thousands protest in Japan against nuclear power
A large demonstration has taken place in Tokyo calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan, just over six months after the earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima power plant.
- Siemens quitting nuclear business — CEO: “A response to the clear position of the German public and government”
Siemens quitting nuclear business, AP, September 18, 2011:
Siemens said Sunday it is quitting the nuclear energy business to focus on other technologies.
The German industrial conglomerate [said it] would not invest any more in developing nuclear energy.
- Reuters: 60,000 people at protest in Tokyo demanding end to nuclear power (PHOTOS)
Japanese urge “farewell” to nuclear power six months after quake, Reuters, September 19, 2011:
Sixty thousand protesters gathered in central Tokyo on Monday demanding an end to Japan’s reliance on nuclear power, six month’s after the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years. [...]
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