Fukushima timeline - October 2011
- Lollipops of Life - Hope for the Children of Japan
Dr. Rima Help make targeted nutrition to protect the Children of Fukushima from the radiation pouring out of Fukushima Daiichi a reality. Formulated by Rima E. Laibow, MD on the suggestion of Dr. Chris Busby, the Lollipops of Life will distribute free to children in Fukushima Prefecture to help protect them from the permanent and often deadly damage of the radiation they are helpless to avoid.
- Son of Stuxnet? Researchers Warn of Impending Cyber Attack
An unnamed Europe-based research lab have recently discovered a new virus nearly identical to cyber superweapon stuxnet lurking on systems in europe. This new variant shares much of the same code as the original stuxnet. But rather than sabotage, it seems to have been assigned a new task of information gathering on crucial infrastructure control systems. A copy of the new virus code, named 'Duqu' has been sent to security giants Symantec for analysis who are warning that this may be a precursor to an unprecedented cyber attack.
- Five schools reopen in Minami-Soma near nuclear plant
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture -- Three elementary and two junior high schools reopened here Oct. 17 for the first time since families fled from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident that started in March.
- Fukushima Radiation Fallout Forecast & update 10/18/11
Radioactive.eu.com gets featured in newest MsMilky video :)
- Japan Underlines Nuclear Plant Export
Paris, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trade minister Yukio Edano emphasized Tuesday that Tokyo will continue to promote nuclear plant export even after the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.
"here is your powerplant. If it blows up, just call us and we ll build a new tent around it." Japgov Shill
- Adachi school drainpipe has mini hot spot
High levels of radiation have been found at a public elementary school in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, near the end of a drainpipe that collects rainwater from the roof of a machine room for the school's swimming pool, a ward official said Tuesday.
- Japanese nuclear company twists public opinion
The Kyushu Electric Power Company was found to have stacked public meetings with employees posing as ordinary citizens supporting nuclear power.
- Hokkaido utility axes plutonium plan
Sapporo — 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, according to company President Yoshitaka Sato.
Paris, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano agreed with his U.S. and French counterparts Tuesday to step up cooperation in the energy field.
Japan, Post-Fukushima, U.S. & France in the same sentence means only one thing. Nuclear.
..."Japan will determine the ultimate energy policy to pursue through national debate while reducing its dependency on nuclear power, Edano said, adding they agreed to reinforce nuclear power-related cooperation between the two countries. " ?
- Saga Gov. Again Says He Will Not Resign over Nuclear Scandal
Saga, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--Saga Governor Yasushi Furukawa Wednesday reiterated he has no intention of stepping down over a scandal involving an alleged attempt to promote nuclear power. Speaking at a regular news conference, Furukawa said he has no plans to resign from his post over the matter.
well why would he... as we could read yesterday the punishment for spreading false information about highly dangerous, radioactive and potenitaly destructive material aka nuclear proliferation is 30% decrease in paycheck. why give up 70% ?
- School's radioactive compost was 74 times the maximum
UTSUNOMIYA -- Compost handled by students at an agricultural high school in Tochigi Prefecture contained 74 times more radioactive cesium than the government's safety standard.
The Tochigi prefectural board of education said on Oct. 17 that 29,600 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive soil had been found in compost used at the Tochigi Agricultural High School in Tochigi city, far above the government maximum of 400 becquerels per kilogram.
- TEPCO failed to act on 10% probability assessment for worst-case tsunami
Under the Probabilistic Safety Assessment method, the probability of a tsunami of more than 5.7 meters hitting the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 50 years -- the general operating life of a nuclear reactor -- was around 10 percent at most and the probability of a tsunami of more than 10 meters that could cause a nuclear meltdown striking the plant was less than 1 percent.
The latter probability far surpasses the International Atomic Energy Agency's safety standards that say the possible occurrence of a nuclear meltdown should be less than once in 100,000 years.
- Disgruntled elderly woman in temporary evacuee housing grills prime minister
"We won't be able to go back (to our home towns), will we?" said 75-year- old Nobuko Sato. She lived in the town of Tomioka, where all residents were made to evacuate because of the threat of radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
"If it weren't for the nuclear power plant, we would be harvesting and drying the rice crop right about now. Our children and our grandchildren could have continued that kind of life," said Sato.
- Fukushima Update - 2011/10/19 (Video)
- #Radioactive Tea from TOKYO: 3 Exceeding Provisional Safety Limit for Cesium
550 to 690 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium detected in the commercial teas grown in 3 tea plantations in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan government tested 30 teas in early October, and radioactive cesium was detected from 29 of them.
- Recriticality? Major Japan paper reports on detection of iodine-131 in Tokyo, Kawasaki
TOKYO, Oct. 18 — The Tokyo Shimbun is reporting that Iodine-131 was measured in dirt from a gutter in Hachioji, according to Mochizuki of Fukushima Diary.
The September 30 sample measured only 0.38 µSv/hr, but contained iodine-131 at 179 Bq/kg (and radioactive cesium at 8,434 Bq/kg).
- Little progress made in disposing of radioactive rice straw
Farmers in eight prefectures are stuck with about 7,200 tons of rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium, the farm ministry said Oct. 17, as local governments struggle to find storage areas.
With rice harvesting in its final stages and rice farmers already harvesting straw, cattle ranchers are asking that the contaminated straw be moved as soon as possible so that this year's straw can be brought in.
- Five more reports of high radiation levels in Tokyo’s Adachi ward — Over 20 millisieverts per year at school, above evacuation level
More on the 4 microsieverts per hour found Monday at a primary school in Tokyo’s Adachi ward:
“In the Adachi ward in Tokyo, a drain in the back of a school pool registered 3.99 microsieverts per hour of radiation Monday night, prompting officials to decontaminate the area. Based on the Japanese science ministry’s criteria, that level is equivalent to an annual dose of about 21 millisieverts — above the 20 millisievert level that mandates a public evacuation.” (AFP, Oct. 18)
- Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for October 14th – October 16th, 2011
A report from the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) reveals that officials from Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) secretly acknowledged the possibility of full nuclear meltdown and so- called China syndrome starting on March 25—at the same time that both NISA and TEPCO were publicly saying the Daiichi reactors were ‘slightly damaged.’ JNES admitted this week that it was commissioned by NISA to assess the possibility of a major melt-through and provided the results of its tests to the agency. NISA did not admit that a meltdown had occurred until April 18; TEPCO did not do so until April 20.
- Iran criticizes French nuclear claim
"France is defending disarmament whereas it has conducted many nuclear tests outside of its territory from North Africa to Pacific Ocean and has contaminated the environment with radioactive wastes."
Memo to Iranians... your nuclear power plants will not be emitting roses and sweet odours either. On the other hand, France, a country most heavily reliable on nuclear power is indeed in no position to lecture.
- Cesium detected in air until August at 100 km from Fukushima plant
Radioactive cesium discharged from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was detected some 100 kilometers from the stricken facility even until late August, research shows.
The finding was announced by a joint research team of the Geochemical Society of Japan, the Japan Geoscience Union and the Japan Society of Nuclear and Radiochemical Sciences.
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