Fukushima timeline | Radioactive news November 2011
- Fukushima Ski Resort Operators Highlighting Safety
Fukushima, Nov. 27 (Jiji Press)--In promotions ahead of this winter's ski season, ski resort operators in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, are highlighting safety in the wake of the accident at the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.
- Residents who stayed in Fukushima to receive same compensation as evacuees
Fukushima residents who decided to stay behind in their hometowns despite the nuclear disaster will receive the same amount of compensation as voluntary evacuees from areas other than the no-go zone, officials with a government panel in charge of redress issues decided on Nov. 25.
The officials said the panel under the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry (MEXT) decided to expand the coverage of compensation to those who have stayed behind because it believes they are suffering mental distress due to the crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant irrespective of the timing of evacuations or evacuations per se.
- Pak orders US to vacate airbase within 15 days
Pakistan on Saturday ordered the United States to vacate a controversial airbase within 15 days and closed NATO supply lines into Afghanistan in response to a deadly cross-border NATO air strike.
The order refers to Shamsi, the remote desert outpost in southwest Pakistan reportedly used as a hub for covert CIA drone strikes, which Pakistan previously told the United States to leave in June.
Earlier today, at least 28 Pakistani soldiers were killed today when NATO helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country's northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his troops to prepare for "an effective response" even as authorities cut off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.
- Iran general threatens retaliation against Israel nuclear sites
An Iranian general on Saturday threatened retaliation against Israel if any of its nuclear or security sites are attacked.
"If Israeli missiles hit one of our nuclear facilities or other vital centers, then they should know that any part of Israeli territory would be target of our missiles, including their nuclear sites," General Yadollah Javani of the Revolutionary Guards told ISNA news agency.
- UK Extremely Worried About Stolen Nukes
Did we the British public know that our current Prime Minister was instrumental in the loss of three illegal nuclear weapons?
Is the UK frantically trying to find out where they were sold on the “Black Market”?
We know something that you don't…… but can't talk about it Under the Nuclear Explosions Act otherwise we will all end up in goal for life.
Chris McGreal of the Guardian newspaper published an article 24th of May 2010 revealing how Israel offered to sell nukes to South Africa during the apartheid era. What he failed to reveal was that Israel struck up a deal with South Africa to move its technicians down to the high-security weapons research and development facilities at Pelindaba.
- Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan (3rd highest: Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have now been confirmed in all prefectures, including Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, about 1,700 kilometers from the plant, according to the science ministry.
The ministry said it concluded the radioactive substances came from the stricken nuclear plant because, in all cases, they contained cesium-134, which has short half-life of two years.
Before the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, radioactive substance were barely detectable in most areas.
But the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's survey results released on Nov. 25 showed that fallout from the Fukushima plant has spread across Japan. The survey covered the cumulative densities of radioactive substances in dust that fell into receptacles during the four months from March through June.
- Greenpeace Japan ranks major supermarkets on seafood radiation
In the past few months Greenpeace Japan has been monitoring the radioactive contamination of land and sea that resulted from the destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors in March this year.
Between 12 October and 8 November the team, led by Greenpeace Japan Oceans Campaigner Wakao Hanaoka, took seafood samples from five supermarket chains - Aeon, Ito Yokado, Uny (Apita), Daiei and Seiyu -, taking 15 samples from each.
Of the 75 samples, radioactive cesium 134 and 137 were detected in 27 samples.
The samples that stood out were from Pacific cod. In total, seven cod caught in Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi, were sampled and five were found to be contaminated.
- Reports say Russian ships in Syrian waters delivered advanced anti-aircraft missile system and technicians
The Russian warships that arrived in Syrian territorial waters in recent days were reportedly carrying technical advisors who will assist the Syrian government in setting up an array of the super-advanced S-300 missiles.
This is according to Syrian and Russian sources cited by the London-based Arabic Al Quds-Al Arabi which said that Moscow is seeing a Western attack on Syria as a “red line” which it will not tolerate in any way.
This comes as the United States is moving the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria and the Arab League has reportedly drawn up a plan for a no-fly zone over Syria which would utilize American logistical support.
The report said that Russia is maintaining their support for the Assad government in Syria, despite constantly growing Western pressure and amongst the puppet leaders that make up the Arab League.
In addition to the S-300 missiles, the report states that Russia is also installing advanced radar systems in all of the critical Syrian industrial and military installations.
- Odds of Huge Quake in Japan over 30 Years Raised to 30 Pct
Tokyo, Nov. 25 (Jiji Press)--A government panel studying earthquakes said Friday that it now estimates the probability of an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or bigger hitting off the eastern Japan coast over the next 30 years at 30 pct.
A recent video from dutchsinse.
- Cesium from nuke plant spread along mountains
An aerial survey has shown that radioactive cesium from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has accumulated along the mountains of eastern Japan.
Japan's science ministry released on Friday the results of the helicopter survey, covering 22 prefectures in eastern and central Japan.
- More Fukushima rice tainted with cesium
Fukushima Prefecture says it has found rice tainted with radioactive cesium above the tentative government limit from five more farms.
The prefecture said on Friday that the five farms are in the Oonami district of Fukushima City, about 56 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The highest level of cesium detected was 1,270 becquerels per kilogram. The government's maximum allowable level is 500 becquerels per kilogram.
- Dr Chris Busby Long Term Radiation Effects
Dr Busby and George Monbiot were invited to debate the arguments about the health effects of radiation at Oxford Town Hall on Nov 3rd 2011. Monbiot refused to come as he was frightened that he would be shown to be ignorant. Therefore Busby came alone and gave this talk aimed at George Monbiot to give him the evidence.
- Kyoto University Students: "Stop Calling Murder a Science!"
I never thought I'd be cheering for what I used to know as a radical, Marxist student organization like Zengakuren (All-Japan Federation of Students' Self-Governing Associations, some info from wiki), but I am now.
Here's the video of the Kyoto University students who are the members of the Zengakuren, confronting Dr. Sentaro Takahashi, deputy director of the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute and protesting the public lecture that the Institute was hosting on October 1, 2011.
Dr. Takahashi was in charge of organizing the public lecture by Dr. Yoshiya Shimada of National Institute of Radiological Sciences, who is known for his claim that radiation exposure up to 100mSv/yr is safe. The students had been opposing the lecture, but Dr. Takahashi decided to go ahead and refused to let the students in.
- TEPCO: Radioactive substances belong to landowners, not us
During court proceedings concerning a radioactive golf course, Tokyo Electric Power Co. stunned lawyers by saying the utility was not responsible for decontamination because it no longer "owned" the radioactive substances.
“Radioactive materials (such as cesium) that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, not TEPCO,” the utility said.
- Japan to Newly Set Cesium Limit for Baby Food
Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry panel on Thursday approved the ministry's plan to newly set a safety limit for radioactive cesium in baby food following the accident at a disaster-stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
The ministry will thus realign the current food categories set for maximum-allowable cesium levels into four--baby food, drinking water, milk and other food items.
- Tokyo to Accept Debris from Miyagi Town
Tokyo, Nov. 24 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government said Thursday it will accept for disposal some 100,000 tons of debris from the disaster-hit northeastern Japan town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, between next month and March 2013.
It will be the metropolitan government's second such step after accepting disaster debris from Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, north of Miyagi.
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