Fukushima timeline - October 2011

Radioactive news 17 October 2011

  • Over 20 Radioactive Hotspots Found in Tokyo … Despite Government and Media Attempt to Cover Up Spread of Radiation

    I noted last week that Tokyo and the adjoining city of Yokohama were found to contain “hotspots” with very high levels of radiation, and that all of the hotspots were originally found by citizens using geiger counters, because the government wasn’t really testing.

    On the same day I posted, the New York Times reported:

    The patch of ground was one of more than 20 spots in and around the nation’s capital that the citizens’ group, and the respected nuclear research center they worked with, found were contaminated with potentially harmful levels of radioactive cesium.


    Reports that substantial amounts of cesium had accumulated as far away as Tokyo have raised new concerns about how far the contamination had spread, possibly settling in areas where the government has not even considered looking.

    Source: washingtonsblog.com

  • Fukushima nuclear evacuees to undergo mental health checks

    FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government will conduct mental health checks from next month on about 200,000 residents who had to evacuate in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, its health committee said Monday.

    It will also start conducting checkups on about 20,000 pregnant women within this year, the panel of experts said.

    After the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the number of people suffering from mental illness is believed to have increased due to radiation fears and changes in their living circumstances.

    webmasters comment:

    This must be the most sick piece of crap Japan's gov. has came up with since the beginning of the accident.

    If you are afraid of living in a nuclear deathzone there is something wrong with you and you are mentally ill... Here is your daily dose of antidepresives to counter your fears that you are being exposed to radiation. 20 milliSv per year is nothing, stop being such a pussy, go out and farm the land...?

    Seriously...Those psychopaths in government seats need a crude awakening and a lesson from the japanese people.

    People in Japan need to realize that this is about the rest of their lives and the lives of their children and that actions taken now are the most crucial or everything will be lost, the nation destroyed and torn apart by sleazy government nuclear shills, pharmaceutical corporations and their own corrupt representatives.

    "Act now or die slow and miserable death" movie cliche has directly applicable meaning for the Japanese in this situation.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • High-Level Radiation Found at Tokyo Elementary School

    Tokyo, Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--High levels of radiation in the air have been found at an elementary school in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, officials of the ward said Monday.

    The level of radiation stood at 3.99 microsieverts per hour at a point under a gutter of the control room for the school's swimming pool, according to the officials. The point is 5 centimeters above the ground. The reading means that the cumulative annual radiation dose of a person would reach 21 millisieverts, higher than the government-set limit of 20 millisieverts, if the person stays close to the place for eight hours each day.

    Source: jen.jiji.com

  • TEPCO refusing to pay out for burglaries in no-entry zone

    "(The burglaries) occurred primarily because of the accident at the nuclear plant," said Shirado, 54.

    Shirado estimated his losses for all the stolen goods and radioactive contamination of his shops after the windows were broken at more than 80 million yen ($1,040,000).

    But TEPCO is refusing to meet victims' demands, saying that it is the thieves who are responsible.

    webmasters comment:

    I don't understand how come Tepco headquarters are not burned down allready----

    Source: asahi.com

  • TEPCO to ask gov't for 700 bil. yen to meet compensation needs

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to ask the government for roughly 700 billion yen in aid to cover its immediate compensation payments in connection with the nuclear disaster at its power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

    webmasters comment:

    there we go. taxpayers gets screwed in the name of corporate greed and bonuses for Tepco executives. Cheap nuclear power, lowest price on MW/h, all out of taxpayers pockets... damn bastards.

    And nuclear shills even have the guts to bitch over greentech subsidies, while the industry is stealing nations moneys in any country they set their foot in.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • Radioactive Debris: Ministry of the Environment to Municipalities - Don't Tell Anyone, Don't Say No

    As reported here a number of times, Japan's Ministry of the Environment under Goshi Hosono (who is also in charge of the Fuku I nuclear accident) is more than ever eager to spread radiation throughout Japan by forcing the municipalities (except one - Tokyo - who will be happily burning the debris from Iwate after a bogus test of mixing radioactive debris with regular garbage to reduce the density of radioactive materials in the ashes) to accept disaster debris from Tohoku.

    webmasters comment:

    The actions of Japan's gov. are those of complete idiots. As Chernobyl has shown, once contaminated, radioactive areas don't decrease in radioactivity. Even more, data from Chernobyl shows that radioactive cesium is on the increase.

    The most contaminated areas should be designated disposal sites and all the radioactive debris stored in large monuments to human stupidity.

    Using the idiotic nuclear industry approach, where dillution is suppose to be a solution, in the light of such vast contamination,is a crime against humanity and i believe by every definition an act of treason. WTH is wrong with Japan's gov.? Are they set to annihilate their own people or have they really sold them out as guinea pigs to Big Pharma and nuclear industry?

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • #Radioactive Used Car: 20.38 Microsieverts/Hr Car Destined for Kenya Stopped

    at a car exporter in Kawasaki City, in Kanagawa Prefecture.

    At least, used cars for export get tested for radiation. And those cars rejected for export for high radiation? Where will they go? (Anecdotal evidence suggests they are simply sold inside Japan.)

    ... Let's see. 20 microsieverts/hour, and if you are on the road 2 hours a day for one year you would get 14.6 millisieverts external radiation from the car alone. Since it is less than 20 millisieverts, that's nothing in the current Japan....

    webmasters comment:

    I don't buy it for a second that they are testing all used cars before export. While we hear reports about lack of radiation testing in almost every field, used cars are under biggest scrutiny? Yeah, right.

    There are several reports of Russia returning radioactive cars that came directly from the product line. My paranoid sense is telling me that original announcement is a whitewash in order to paint a picture that each exported used car is "tested & safe", while Japan is simply dumping their radioactive junk overseas by design.

    Source: ex-skf.blogspot.com

  • Q+A: What's going on at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant?

    Operator Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said at a monthly review that the damaged reactors at the Daiichi plant, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Tokyo, were emitting about 100 million becquerels of radiation per hour, about one eight-millionth of the amount seen in the days after the March 11 disaster and half of what it announced a month ago.

    webmasters comment:

    Even if someone is to believe Tepco data :

    100 mio bcq/h x 24 = 2.4 billion bcq/day. Altough it might not seem much in the light of the fact that nuclear powerplants are allowed to disperse around 40 TBcq of radioactive tritium per year, thats still enough to contaminate an 24.000 m2 area with radiation 100.000 bcq/m2. Per day.

    Source: reuters.com

  • JUST IN: 4 microsieverts per hour at primary school in Tokyo -Nikkei (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Oct. 18 – A radiation dose of 3.99 microsieverts per hour was measured at a primary school in Tokyo Adachi-ku, reports Nikkei. Here is the Google Translation:

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    webmasters comment:

    When they call in PR departments you should know that smth is about to hit the fan.

    Myth of safe, uncontaminated Tokyo is over.

    Source: enenews.com

  • Indian Point Nuclear Plant Should Be Closed, Report Says

    A report released Monday says southern New York State's Indian Point Energy Center should be closed, despite pressure to keep it open.

    The Indian Point Energy Center is located along the banks of the Hudson River in Westchester County, less than 40 miles north of New York City.

    The report, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Riverkeeper, suggests that the plant can and should be closed, in favor of readily available alternative energy options, according to a press release.

    Source: huffingtonpost.com

  • Blackout: Japan media yet to mention radioactive baseball field in Tokyo — 4 times Chernobyl ‘contaminated’ levels — Parents, kids clueless

    TOKYO, Oct. 16 — Tokyo residents are making some “unexpected discoveries” while searching for radiation, reports the Voice of America’s Steve Herman.

    For example, “Just meters from where a hot spot of radioactive cesium was confirmed days before by a private laboratory, a Little League baseball game was underway Sunday.”

    News of the ‘hot spot’ made the New York Times front page, but according to Herman, “it had yet to be mentioned in Japan’s mainstream media.”

    webmasters comment:

    Japan's MSM is complicit in one of the worst crimes against humanity, if not the worst in the history of the world.

    Source: enenews.com

  • Low-level nuclear waste to be stored in Texas

    A nearly completed nuclear waste repository in Texas will be receiving low -level radioactive waste from 15 utilities across the U.S.

    Waste Control Specialists in Dallas signed an agreement with Utilities Service Alliance, a cooperative of 15 U.S. utilities, to dispose of the waste at the Texas Compact repository, subject to regulatory approvals. The Texas House of Representatives voted to allow WCS to dispose of waste from states outside of the compact, including Texas, Vermont and Maine.

    Source: power-eng.com

  • India: Protesters Block Nuclear Plant

    Protesters in southern India blocked a nuclear power plant because of safety concerns.

    Residents near the plant in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, said that the disaster at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, earlier this year has increased concerns.

    Source: allvoices.com

  • Hokkaido Electric freezes plutonium-thermal generation project

    SAPPORO (Kyodo) -- Hokkaido Electric Power Co. will freeze a plutonium- thermal power generation project at the No. 3 reactor of its Tomari nuclear plant due to a scandal involving the misrepresentation of local opinion regarding the project, its president Yoshitaka Sato said Monday.

    Sato also told a press conference at the company's head office in Sapporo that the utility has decided to impose 30 percent salary cuts on him, Chairman Tatsuo Kondo and two executive vice presidents, and 20 percent salary cuts on two managing directors, all for three months.

    webmasters comment:

    all the anti nuclear ploriferation acts seem like toilet paper looking at this article. Some nuclear exec decide its ok to spread misinformation regarding weapons grade materials and what they are faced with is 30% salary cuts.

    Source: mdn.mainichi.jp

  • UPDATE 1-NY can replace Indian Point nuclear power -groups

    * NY Gov. wants Indian Point shut in 2013 and 2015

    * Entergy wants to run reactors for another 20 years

    * NRC to take years to decide on new reactor licenses

    By Scott Disavino

    NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Two environmental groups said on Monday the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York could be replaced with cleaner, safer energy sources.

    Source: reuters.com

  • Indonesia's First Nuclear Power Plant Delayed

    As for Indonesia’s nuclear power plant development plan Hudi noted that the 11 March Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan had impacted government plans to construct the country’s first nuclear power plant in Tanjung Ular Muntok Cape region, West Bangka, stating, "After the major earthquake in Japan that hit Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused some radioactive leakage, the plan is now delayed whereas it was previously accepted by the public," Jakarta’s government-owned Antara news agency reported.
    Source: oilprice.com

  • Nuclear waste dump cleanup delayed

    The removal of tons of radioactive soil and materials from a nuclear waste dump in Armstrong County has been halted because of "a deviation" from the site plan established by the contractor and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jeff Hawk, a spokesman for the corps, said although the deviation presented no health threat to workers or local residents, excavation work at the rural Parks Township site will not resume until "corrective measures" are put in place.

    Source: post-gazette.com

  • Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate and angry

    But so far just 7,100 individuals have applied to Tepco for compensation out of the 80,000 it send forms to.

    And of the 10,000 businesses in the Fukushima area, a mere 300 have submitted claims.

    webmasters comment:

    I doubt that antidepresant strategy japan government is about to start will make any big difference when people there finally loose it. And they will.

    I mean what are they doing is probably sending the forms to peoples homes in Fukushima, while government helped Tepco wash its hands by lifting evacuation orders.

    Source: uk.reuters.com

  • FirstEnergy finds cracks at Ohio nuclear reactor

    Small cracks found in concrete shield building

    * Cracks not like Progress Florida Crystal River reactor

    NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - FirstEnergy (FE.N) said it discovered small cracks in the concrete shield building surrounding the containment structure at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio, which was shut for another reactor vessel head replacement, a spokesman for the Ohio-based energy company said Monday.

    Source: uk.reuters.com


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