Fukushima: Continuing Global Catastrophe and Coverup by Media, Nuclear Industry and Politicians 2

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NDPP wrote:

Fukushima Halts Water Decontamination

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/18/fukushima-halts-water-decont...

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'Fukushima Incident Not Fully Probed'

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/185219.html

 

 Thanks Tommy and NDPP for the articles!

At least some decent folks are continuing the coverage.

Given the news they're reporting though, it really makes you wonder why all the other mainstream news media are still ignoring it now. I guess they must be waiting for another earthquake before they feel it is 'newsworthy'.

 

 

 

NDPP

Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown: The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press  -  by Keith Harmon Snow

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2011/06/media-meltdown/

"A sociological and technological discussion - in the wake of the out-of-control nuclear apocalypse in Japan - addressing the compromise of public health and security created by the failure of the western corporate mass media to equitably report on, mildly investigate, or even moderately challenge, the nuclear power industry..."

please pass on to those that might not have heard or have forgotten this out of control nuclear apocalypse

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Meanwhile, there is a contingent of BC travel agents on a tourism promotion tour of Japan this past week..

Noah_Scape

Meanwhile, I stationed one of my operatives in Columbia to get reports of Japan radiation reaching there, info we might not be getting here. He reports a good time, something about a local booze called curvesa and beautifull women.

His messages indicate mental duress typical of these missions:

"turns out putine is incredibly hard to find in Columbia. HOWEVER.... I've also discovered that bacon is an adaquate substitute for gravy"

"all i wanted was some alpaca heart on a stick, and then next thing I knew...." [it just stops there]

and

"everything should taste like bacon"

 

I think that sounds like symptoms of radiation sickness eh?

 

 

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A New Movement of the People

Posted on June 7, 2011 by jfissures

Yoshihiko Ikegami

Quote:

In fact during the two months we have studied desperately, and come to understand everything about nuclear power, beginning from the structure of nuclear reactor to the meaning of the figures such as becquerel and sievert that indicate the amount of radiation. This is a study neither for a mere desire to learn nor a self-improvement, but for survival through and through. Without knowing these numbers, we will risk our lives – the precise sense of crisis has motivated us. Furthermore, we have come to learn the historical process through which nuclear power was introduced, the ugliness of the mining sites for uranium in Africa and Australia, and the cruel working conditions for the workers at the power plants. Now all of these situations that have been heretofore known only among a small group of specialists are shared widely....

http://jfissures.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/a-new-movement-of-the-people/

Papal Bull

Huh...This is an interesting story from the end of March regarding safety at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

 

Now, there are big floods - a supposed news blackout and perhaps a no-fly zone according to some reports. Huh...

Noah_Scape

Other Japanese speaking out include K U assistant Prof. Koide, who said on Japanese TV that "Melted fuel has gone through containers and is sinking into ground below, as far as I can tell"

There are a few different people now claiming Fukuchima has gone into "melt through" mode, which is worse than "melt down"... I think it qualifies as "China Syndrome" [where it burns a hole all the way through the earth to China, as you know].

And if THAT is true, then TEPCO should be building an underground containment dam between the power plant and the ocean. {Apparently, that is possible... I marvel at the wonders of concrete!!}
Something is delaying that underground containment project, and a bit of a scandal could ensue if the reason for the delay is anything other than stopping the spread of radiation [such as TEPCO's image, or share prices].

June 20th, 2011 -

In a TV Asahi program on June 16, Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute made the following comment:

"As far as I can tell from the announcements made by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the nuclear fuel that has melted down inside reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has gone through the bottom of the containers, which are like pressure cookers, and is lying on the concrete foundations, sinking into the ground below. We have to install a barrier deep in the soil and build a subterranean dam as soon as possible to prevent groundwater contaminated with radioactive materials from leaking into the ocean."

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Originally found story here, and more article links below story on this page > http://tinyurl.com/3zr4kh5

Japan newspaper site quote taken from > http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/column/archive/news/2011/06/20110620...

 

Noops

Noah_Scape wrote:

Other Japanese speaking out include K U assistant Prof. Koide, who said on Japanese TV that "Melted fuel has gone through containers and is sinking into ground below, as far as I can tell"

June 20th, 2011 -

In a TV Asahi program on June 16, Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute made the following comment:

"As far as I can tell from the announcements made by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the nuclear fuel that has melted down inside reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has gone through the bottom of the containers, which are like pressure cookers, and is lying on the concrete foundations, sinking into the ground below. We have to install a barrier deep in the soil and build a subterranean dam as soon as possible to prevent groundwater contaminated with radioactive materials from leaking into the ocean."

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Originally found story here, and more article links below story on this page > http://tinyurl.com/3zr4kh5

Japan newspaper site quote taken from > http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/column/archive/news/2011/06/20110620...

 

Thanks for the latest stories Noah.

Yesterday the CBC did a follow-up story (100 days later) with little hard news to it.

I don't know if my e-mail and phone call had anything to do with it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/japan-100days/index.html

Noops

No surprise but a big disappointment. There is definitely a cover-up going on and YouTube is in on it now.

 

Alex, Frenchman living in Tokyo: "All my videos regarding Fukushima have been cancelled from YouTube" - Not one left this morning

June 20th, 2011 at 03:59 AM

Playbacklapompe channel, YouTube, June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am EDT:

ALL MY VIDEOS REGARDING FUKUSHIMA HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FROM YOUTUBE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO ONE LEFT THIS MORNING !!!

h/t thetruthaboutfukushima

UPDATE: [...] His videos on the topic of Fukushima had been on average getting about 4-5000 views but suddenly yesterday after a video he recorded in French (vast majority have been in English) got to around 65,000 views and now all of his videos going back to March 12 are gone. I have been watching his videos since day 1 while in Japan and he was of a great comfort and source of information. His videos on this matter are an important part of history and it is quite odd and immoral that Youtube simply remove them all. [...]

 

http://enenews.com/alex-frenchman-living-tokyo-all-videos-regarding-fuku...

 

Noah_Scape

The Green Tea Issue

   "A consignment of radioactive tea from Japan was detained by customs officials in France. The cesium content exceeded the permitted norm twofold. Reportedly, the tea was en route from Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan."

   Canada does not import much food from Japan, just 0.3% of total food imports.

    The top foods from Japan in terms of volume are - enzymes used in food production, sesame oil, scallops (including queen scallops), sauces, and green tea.

  So, it would be right to ask if tea from Japan is being monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and what the limits for Cesium are in dried tea.

  I wouldn't worry too much about Green Tea in Canada being contaminated, but in Japan there is more reason to worry - it seems the Japanese officials are being deceptive and trying to fudge the issue to make it seem safe when it isn't.

This is where I suspect deception, about radiation in dried tea leaves Vs. freshly picked leaves -

Eg. One - Quote from Japanese agri. ministry:

"When fresh leaves are dried, the removal of water concentrates the radioactive elements to five times the former level."
"But when they are infused in a tea pot the amount of radiation in the resulting brew is between 30 and 45 times less, according to the agriculture ministry."

Noah - but if you drink the whole pot of tea then the amount of radiation that is concentrated in the dried leaves is the amount you take in. The dry leaves measurement is the real one, nobody makes tea from fresh leaves.

Example Two:
"The Shizuoka government wants the 500 becquerels limit to apply to the less intensely radioactive fresh leaves"

KK - obviously trying to hide the truth without regard for green tea consumers because that limit would then allow the concentrated radiation in the dry leaves to be consumed.

Rabblers please feel free to correct my logic [or am I right?]

--------Links:

Articles on Green tea contamination:

NYT:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/japan_green_tea_contaminated_...

Higgins:
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/06/17/highly-radioactive-tea-1000-...

 

And, an article on Cdn Food Imports "Our inspectors cannot stop dangerous food imports" - http://www.vancouversun.com/health/inspectors+stop+dangerous+food+import...

 

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If the "concentration" of the radiation in the leaves is due entirely to their dehydration, then adding water back into the leaves when you make tea ought to reverse the process of concentration - i.e., dilute it back down again. But neither the concentration nor the dilution actually changes the amount of radiation in the leaves: whether you make your tea with the fresh or the dried leaves, the amount of radiation you end up with in your teapot is the same.

The relevant comparison is not between dried and undried leaves; it is between dried leaves post-Fukushima and dried leaves pre-Fukushima.

Noah_Scape

  Respect for the M'Spect - thats what I'm gettin' at: "pre and post Fukushima" levels are what counts.

They are just trying to make it sound like everything is okay.

This idea the Japanese officials embrace about "we don't want to cause panic" is going to kill people.

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 Another example of "we don't want to know the facts" is found in this quote from ENENews about a Canadian farmer's wish to have their fields tested:

"Nita Abbott of LA Farms, near Gambo, expressed an interest in having her land tested to ensure they're selling a safe product. The newspaper contacted private testing companies, government agencies, and universities to inquire if they would consider testing local farms. All of them said they were not interested in getting involved at any level. Health Canada also reported that everything is normal."

- end quote -

Health Canada doesn't want to test soil, despite that the few soil test results that have been released show elevated radiation: In the Sierra Nevada mountains they found 700 pCi/kg of cesium in soils there, and Japanese soils have been found to have high plutonium levels.

Here, once again, is the link to the Canadian Federal Nuclear Emergency Plan, for what it is worth > http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/fedplan/intro-eng.php

 

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And in Japan, "different from government figures" [also on that page on ENENews] -

"In a rice field is more than 50kms away from the Fukushima power plant, it was found that there was very high radiation that is very different to what the government released."

 

 

 

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And no mention of this am's 6.7 earthquake in almost the exact same location, on the news. At least here in BC.

Bacchus

Hmm all over the news here and on BBC CNN etc. But an absolute minimizing of it

remind remind's picture

Wierd bacchus, as there still has not been any coverage to speak of and we do not get cable etc to be able to watch other than CBC BC, Global BC and Edmonton CTV. Other than k:, YTV, TSN and Discovery. Though the local community access station does evening reports occasionally from  Amy Goodman.

Bacchus

Actually its really only international news where I have seen it (that and that scrolling news station that shows weather and everything at once since any freaking place I go to that has a TV has that on it, including a buildboard off the highway.

 

Its really only on CNN and BBC that I saw info on it

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The news shut down on this is criminal IMV.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Thursday's earthquake was the [url=http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0623/Japan-earthquake-magnitude-6.... aftershock of magnitude 6.0 or greater since March 11[/url].

Maybe the MSM stopped paying attention after the first 50 or so.

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Minimizing mspector?

There was a tsunami alert after this one, and it was an earthquake not an 'after shock' when it was first announced.

And the msm stopped paying attention long before the 'aftershocks' started getting up there in amounts that indicate even greater calamity occuring, while people are kept uninformed.

Noah_Scape

News censorship?

 First, the MSM, but thats a given.

Then a few days ago, the "Alex the Frenchman in Japan" had his videos blocked.

Today at Higgins, and article that says news of Fukushima is now "Officially censored" - http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/04/19/japan-officially-orders-cens...

 

Also today, I cannot get the ENENews site, it is just a big blank page, not even a "Sorry...."!!

And a few of these: "Sorry, the page you requested was not found"
For eg. >  http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/is-iodine-131-killing-bab...

 

----------monitoring:

in Canada, our officials just "don't want to know", and so they quit monitoring [although Health Canada says we ARE monitoring] from the Higgins site, "Massive News Blackout in Canada" > http://tinyurl.com/5uhl8rl

----------Not all the news out of Fukushima is censored of course. Here is one of some interest [but of no real consequence] -

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it lost control of an unmanned helicopter during a flight near the No. 2 reactor building, forcing the controller to make an emergency landing on a roof there.

from > http://www.infiniteunknown.net/ {scroll down part way to that story.

Oh! I see that same story on Higgins site {"unmanned drone crashes"} > http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/06/24/fukushima-radiation-hot-robo...

* the Higgins site has been good, but it is not perfect... Note today's {June 24} front page uses the same photo of a guy in two stories [the one about foreclosure murder is interesting!!}

Noah_Scape

We may have to start a new thread or two soon - how about one for Fukushima as this is getting pretty long, and one for all the other nuclear power plant issues?

As for "other nuclear power plant issues" [although they both do relate to "too much water as the original problem"] -

Those two Nebraska nuclear plants are getting closer to "having problems" as the floodwaters rise:

  Two United States nuclear power plants are on alert; both nuclear stations are experiencing "unusual events" [no details on what those are exactly].

  The first one is the Fort Calhoun plant, which is now approximately two feet below the current river level which is being held back with a rubber dam - "an 8 foot high and a third of a mile long AquaDam" - but the water creeps in anyhow as "there is a foot-deep pool next to the reactor for spent fuel rods", and that "the dry-storage bunker was half-submerged".

   The second one is the Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville, Nebraska. Officials say that "flood barricades and protections are holding", but the plant may have to be shut down if waters rise even a little bit; reports say it is "within 3 inches" of having a problem.

   Furthermore, I was reading yesterday that the Montana snowpack has barely begun to melt, and it flows to the Souris River that is flooding Nebraska. When, or if, the warm weather of summer ever comes to this part of the world that Montana snow will melt quickly, which means worse flooding than if it melted over a longer time. Look out below.

story here> http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/project-flood-nuclear-a...

 And this - "nuclear reactors on the California coast store spent fuel rods in the same manner as at Fukushima"

- just sayin' ...

PS - even though just a few of us are keeping the Fukushima thread alive and growing, I believe it will yet prove to be worthwhile and of interest to everyone when, unfortunately, Fukushima proves to be a world-changing event with long term ramifications.

 

 

Noah_Scape

Sorry to keep bringing this up top, especially when it isn't to do with Fukushima specifically...

... but its just that Los Alamos research lab, where they have a whack of oil drums full of plutonium, is in the path of a huge forest fire. The flames were getting close today, a few hundred meters or so. If the drums heat up they could explode and the fire could carry the plutonium far and wide. Plutonium is one of the "hot ones" you don't want to breathe in. They have fire retardant foam on hand if the flames get closer.

And, about the nuclear plants in Nebraska that are in the path of a flood, one of them had water in the coolant pump room, but they kept it from getting the electrical parts wet. Thats nice because it is eerily familiar to Fukushima where generators that run coolant pumps in emergencies got wet - coolant pumps and electrical generators both have electrical components that do not work when wet.

At least there would be lots of water to cool a meltdown situation in the Nebraska case.

Meanwhile, Fukushima continues to spew radioactivity and melt through the earth. Where would it come out if it burned straight through? Africa? Is this Japan's "Africa Syndrome"??

Noah_Scape

Our political representatives cannot find out any more than what Health Canada says, as in - "it is safe". That was in March.

It kinds sounds like a snow job - why doesnt Health Canada have these "normal numbers" on hand for MLAs and MPs at least, and why not for the public? Security threat?

So say something!!! THIS IS THE FIFTH MONTH NOW, we just want to hear something from ya.... health  canada.... come back....

 

MLAs from two different provinces asked "how are things lately?".

In the Ontario Legistlature:

France Gélinas, health critic for the New Democrats, asked if government officials were testing the province's milk supply for radiation levels. Energy Minister Brad Duguid accused Ms. Gélinas of "fearmongering" and did not answer the question.

 

And in BC:

North Coast MLA Gary Coons "voiced his concerns about the lack of information on radiation levels north of Vancouver, saying he could not find it online", and today, he sent out a press release saying he was "still waiting for reassurance about local data."

Coons is referring to this headline:

Vancouver, Canada radiation tests show iodine-131 in rainwater at almost 100 times above US drinking water limit

April 8th, 2011 at 08:20 AM

 

Ok, Have a nice day, walk between the raindrops!

 

 

Noops

I'm still highly concerned about this issue on many levels.

 

Has it been discussed here before as to why no other countries are pitching in, going over to Japan to help contain the mess?

I mean countries will flock half way around the world to start a war, give to support to a war, but when an environmental disaster strikes that will affect every soul on this planet, all of a sudden everyone doesn't want to get involved or even know what's really happening!

Am I the only one here who is in total disbelief?
Does one need to actually see, smell or taste an environmental killer before any action is taken?

We are all on this small planet together. Radiation does not know it should stop at a country's border.

 

Noah_Scape

Am I the only one here who is in total disbelief? asks Noops.... No, not the ONLY one, but certainly only one of too few who are concerned.

Maybe there really isn't much radiation from Fukushima, maybe it has not gone over the acceptable limits in Canada, but it sure is curious that Health Canada is keeping so darn quiet about it.

I am leaning towards the idea that officials are thinking "there isn't anything we can do to stop it or to protect ourselves from hot particles, so lets not risk panicing the public". That is typical of how governments handle bad news, but  it is a huge mistake if they think we will ever trust them again.

 

 

Papal Bull

Noops wrote:

I mean countries will flock half way around the world to start a war, give to support to a war, but when an environmental disaster strikes that will affect every soul on this planet, all of a sudden everyone doesn't want to get involved or even know what's really happening!

 

They are. France, Russia, the United States, Germany - I know for sure that there is inter-government discussion, assistance and intervention. I mean, the US NAVY is there. They are, by necessity, specialists in all things nuclear.

 

One of the biggest issues is that Japan does have the industrial capacity to crank out what is necessary and though the process is going to take forever in the most literal of ways, the Japanese have the resources to 'take care of it.' The world didn't rush equipment and workers to the Soviet Union. Most countries don't want other countries dilly-dallying around their nuclear facilities for starters. Another big issue is corporate pride - a nuclear melt down is a black eye that all the doctors in emerge just have to see - Tepco has sucked at disseminating information, so a lot of co-operation information is muted. Let us not forget that the nuclear industry is coming together over this, working together to keep a lot of the news out of the public eye and trying to keep each other from getting each other's secrets. Areva, for example, is a French nuclear firm that supplied a lot of the water filtration equipment. And let's be honest - it is in no power's interest to talk about anything nuclear. It is a memory-hole topic, hopes every single proponent. Because even for us weirdos that follow this issue closely it is a damned big, weird and philosophically fucked topic to deal with.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

from [url=http://www.counterpunch.org/hochschartner07152011.html]Counterpunch[/url]:

JON HOCHSCHARTNER: Children in Fukushima recently tested positive for trace amounts of radiation exposure. Is concern about nuclear plants in the United States alarmist?

CHRIS WILLIAMS: I think Americans should definitely be concerned about the nuclear power plants that exist in this country, all 104 of them. There have been several reports out recently, since the spotlight has been shown on the murky and obscure world of nuclear power and nuclear power regulation. I don't know if you're familiar with the Associated Press reports that came out recently saying that three-quarters of plants have leaked radioactive tritium, some of which has been accompanied by longer-lived isotopes, such as caesium 137. There have been a whole number of fires. There are many plants that are not up to standard in terms of being subjected to large earthquakes. The San Onofre plant in California is built on the beach, for example. The nuclear plant at Indian Point, just 30 miles north of New York City, is on two earthquake fault lines and has had leaks and so on and so forth. The nuclear power plant in Nebraska, Fort Calhoun, is practically underwater. Any time that they're putting sandbags up to protect a nuclear power plant—it's kind of problematic.

So it's not just a question of a catastrophic accident. We've already had one of those, Three Mile Island in 1979. It's just the daily operation of nuclear power plants that make them inherently unsafe, not to mention extremely expensive.

Noah_Scape

Cross-Canada Radiation Tour!! > video > http://tinyurl.com/4xu4p4m

 A guy and his geiger counter, taking radiation readings along the #1 highway....

High readings at Hope, BC, and even higher readings at Lake Louise {1.6 mSv/hr}

Those are high enough to warrant a Health Canada alert I bet, in normal times... but they know where this is coming from, they know they cannot do anything to stop it, and so they don't say anything.

And really, what would we do? Stay out of the rain... difficult in BC this year!!

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A CBC news article states:

“There have been 21 sudden infant deaths in B.C. so far this year, while there were 16 sudden infant deaths for all of 2010″

So, not a huge increase.

 Not surprisingly, Health authorities claim that every extra baby death this year is due to "poor sleep practises". It could be. Or radiation might be a factor, but it seems a long shot doesn't it? - Because it seems that adults would be showing signs of radiation sickness if babies are dying, right?

   We don't need people like me freaking out and ruining the credibility of "radiation alarmists"...

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A side story is that the 1960s reactor set up at the South Pole for research had many problems and now many of the scientists who worked there then are dying of cancer.

    Its not safe its not safe its not safe and nobody knows how to make it safe - lets quit nuclear power, we must we must, we must not trust the power-lust.

 

 

 

Noah_Scape

I've not posted for four days, but stuff is happening - "Hot Particle" stuff, in fact.

 

 "Hot Particles" are very dangerous. These  hot particles are produced naturally, but right now the world is getting many more than usual because of the meltdown at Fukushima. They float around in the air, coming to North America on the winds.

Normally, we get 1 hot particle PER MONTH to deal with, and even at that low rate they still can, and do, cause lung cancers.

 The body has a good chance of being able to deal with one per month by encapsulating the damaged tissues and expelling them somehow. Getting more than one a day could be more than the body can deal with... and lung cancer is a very likely result.

On the west coast of North America, we are getting 10 hot particles per DAY from Fukushima.

Arnie Gunderson is a scientist, and former nuclear plant engineer, and he has been trying to alert people to the issue of hot particles from Japan coming to the west coast of North America.

Arnie cites "Filter monitors" in California, Oregon, and Washington states are finding about 10 hot particles per 10 cubic meters of air. An average person breathes in and out about 10 cubic meters of air per day, and so it is assumed that people living on or near the west coast of North America are breathing in about 10 Hot Particles per day [from Fukushima]. 

Note, however, that these particles are difficult to trap, and to count, etc. Arnie Gunderson just might be making suppositions based on particles that are "trappable", he doesn't give us all the details or elucidate on this technical difficulty.

In any case, hot particles are likely produced by the Fukushima meltdown, and they will ride the wind to my door in BC.

10 per day = trouble, overload, more than we can safely handle.

Health Canada is not monitoring for hot particles - if they say "its safe, no worries", it is based on "non-information", or "willfull blindness". They don't know because they don't look.

Hot Particles do NOT register on Geiger counters.

 

And get this -

IT IS BEING RECOMMENDED THAT WE CHANGE OUR CAR AIR FILTERS AND FURNACE FILTERS due to the fact that they trap Hot Particles. Wear a face mask or a respirator [Arnie rec. the respirator] when changing those filters.

 

I happened upon some links:

http://projectpangaia.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/nuclear-doom-hot-particle...

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/4637

http://canadianawareness.org/

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Sabu Kohso: Fangs Hiding in the Green – Impressions of Post 3/11 Japan

July 27th, 2011

By Sabu Kohso

I visited my home country Japan for about two weeks in early June 2011. The main purpose of the trip was to meet with my comrades who are working on various anti-capitalist projects in Tokyo and Osaka, observe their everyday lives and share the prospects of their new struggle. I could not go to the disaster-stricken area, which I am hoping to visit on my next trip. In any case, as various reports indicate, the recovery is facing tremendous difficulties, despite the efforts of many, due to the magnitude of damages caused by the tsunami and earthquake overlaid with radiation. Some voices even indicate that the idea of recovery, that is to say, people continuously living there under radiation, is itself questionable. In this instance, the traditional notion of utopia, of self-recovery of community from within, might have to be replaced by a massive migration and the building of new communities elsewhere....

http://www.thenewsignificance.com/2011/07/27/sabu-kohso-fangs-hiding-in-...

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Officials ordered evacuations for hundreds of thousands of residents in northern Japan on Saturday (July 30) as record breaking rains have caused massive floods that have left one dead and five missing.

Local media reported that the government has ordered evacuation for nearly 400,000 citizens in the affected areas.

Residents of Japan's Niigata and Fukushima prefecture have faced record breaking rains over the last two days, causing flooding and mud slides in dirt that was already loosened in March's massive earthquake.

[url=http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/storm_watch_stories3&stormfile=flo...

NDPP

Highest Radioactivity Level Yet Detected At Fukushima

http://rt.com/news/line/2011-08-02/#id15507

"The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant has detected the highest radioactivity level since the March 11 quake and tsunami triggered the nuclear catastrophe, NHK reports..."

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_new... rolling over Fukushima nuclear disaster[/url]

On Thursday Japan's Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda, who himself plans to resign over the handling of the Fukushima crisis, announced he will replace three of the country's top regulators.

The Asahi Shimbun reported that he will replace Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Director General Nobuaki Terasaka, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director General Tetsuhiro Hosono and Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kazuo Matsunaga.

 

NDPP

Nuclear Expert: Radioactive Rain-Outs Will Continue For A Year - Even in Western US and Canada - Because Japanese are Burning Radioactive Materials

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/08/nuclear-expert-because-japanese-a...

"Nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson says in a new interview that the Japanese are burning radioactive waste from Fukushima that ends up not only in neighboring prefectures but in Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and California. Radioactive rain-outs were documented recently in British Columbia and Oklahoma with a geiger counter...

Gunderson is working with scientists who will publish a paper soon, definitively debunking the Canadian and American health officials claims that only harmless leaks of radiation are being released..."

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110827x3.html]168 times worse than Hiroshima[/url]

Quote:
The amount of radioactive cesium ejected by the Fukushima reactor meltdowns is about 168 times higher than that emitted in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the government's nuclear watchdog said Friday [Aug.26]....

The report said the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant has released 15,000 terabecquerels of cesium-137, which lingers for decades and can cause cancer, compared with the 89 terabecquerels released by the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Bacchus
Noops

Well that was a pretty dumb thing to do!  Duh!

...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/09/09/f-vp-dale-japan-six-months...

Another soft article by the CBC on the disaster. Cover-up continues.

NDPP

Nuclear Industry Cover Up of Massive Radiation from Fukushima (and vid)

http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/09/nuclear-industry-cover-massive-radia...

"Spread Professor Chris Busby's message about Japan and the nuclear industry's intentional coverup of Fukushima's radioactive problem..."

yet the government of Ontario announces a BIG nuclear future is still on course...this is madness - nuclear power must GO!

NDPP

Remember Fukushima?

http://enenews.com/japan-times-column-public-possibly-worldwide-sickens-...

"...As the public - possibly worldwide - sickens over time, the truth will leak out about Fukushima.."

now you can't say you didn't know.

NDPP

Japanese Debris to Start Hitting Western US and Canada

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=27596

"It turns out that scientists underestimated the speed with which the [radioactive!] debris would reach the Western coast of North America..."

Noah_Scape

I am so glad someone is keeping this thread going, THX NDPP!!

 The radiation continues to stream out of the reactors, it has been going on for 8 months now. It must be accumulating somewhere.

 If someone has a geiger counter, please check your car and furnace filters for evidence of accumulation of radioactive particles - if the device measures that sort of thing, I am not sure. 

 

So, officials "Underestimated" the debris speed, for one thing.

They are also "Ignoring" the fact that some types of radiation accumulates, and therefore we need to monitor for accumulations, which they don't do.

They don't check for the so-called "hot particles", aka "fuel fleas". Those will be in our air filters.

 In about 10 years they will say they "underestimated" the number of cancers created from this radiation.

 They might add: "Oh well, what could we have done about it anyhow eh?"

 

Our government is not interested...

Health Canada has not made any comment on Fukushima radiation coming to Canada for a few months now, leaving us only with this message > http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/respond/nuclea/data-donnees-eng.php "no cause for concern".

Health Canada took down their extra monitoring stations months ago, before summer. Our health authorities do not seem to recognise the several readings that were above "normal background radiation" levels. These have been reported in various media, including the Tyee and other west coast news outlets.

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[url=http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1086208--first-look-at-cripple... Press[/url]:

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A preliminary government report released this month predicted it will take 30 years or more to safely decommission Fukushima Dai-ichi. Like Chernobyl, it will probably be encased in a concrete and steel “sarcophagus.”

Hiroaki Koide, a nuclear physicist at Kyoto University, said he doubts the decommissioning process will go as smoothly as the government hopes. He said pools for spent fuel remain highly volatile, and cleaning up the three reactor cores that melted through their innermost chambers will be a massive challenge.

“Nobody knows where exactly the fuel is, or in what condition,” he said. “The reactors will have to be entombed in a sarcophagus, with metal plates inserted underneath to keep it watertight. But within 25 to 30 years, when the cement starts decaying, that will have to be entombed in another layer of cement. It’s just like Russian Matryoshka dolls, one inside the other.”

The no-go zone around the plant will likely be in effect for years, if not decades, to come. Officials reluctantly admit that tens of thousands of evacuated residents may never be able to return home.

Recent studies suggest that Japan continues to significantly underestimate the scale of the disaster — which could have health and safety implications far into the future.

According to a study led by Andreas Stohl the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, twice as much radioactive cesium-137 — a cancer-causing agent — was pumped into the atmosphere than Japan had announced, reaching 40 percent of the total from Chernobyl. The French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety found that 30 times more cesium-137 was released into the Pacific than the plant’s owner has owned up to.

NDPP

Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Spread Through Oceans Researchers Say

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/fukushima-nuclear-fallout-spread-...

MOST of the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant dropped into the ocean and begain circling the planet, Japanese researchers say..."

NDPP

Massive Hydrovolcanic Explosion Inevitable at Fukushima

http://www.theprogressivemind.info/?p=74755

"On November 17, the architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, was interviewed in Japan. He warned that a 'China Syndrome' situation is inevitable at the plant..."

NDPP

Confirmed: Fukushima Disaster Contaminated Ocean with 50 Million Times Normal Radiation, Leaks Still Ongoing

http://www.naturalnews.com/034395_Fukushima_cesium_radiation.html

"...levels of radioactive cesium reached 50 million times normal levels in the ocean waters off the coast. The Fukushima catastrophe is, without question, the most massive radiological disaster ever recorded in human history.."

and the most effectively suppressed/ignored - it is incidents like this that reveal just how slavishly most people follow only the MSM agenda of what's 'important' and ignore any and all items not included therein

NDPP

Dr. Chris Busby on Sky: Fallujah, Fukushima and Radiation (and vid)

http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/dr-chris-busby-on-sky-falluja...

 

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TEPCO Believes Mission Accomplished & Regulators Allow Radioactive Dumping in Tokyo Bay (video)


Is the Japanese government and the IAEA protecting the nuclear industry and not the people of Japan by claiming that Fukushima is stable when it is not? Fairewinds’ chief engineer Arnie Gundersen outlines major inconsistencies and double-speak by the IAEA, Japanese Government, and TEPCO claiming that the Fukushima accident is over. Dynamic versus static equilibrium, escalated dose exposures to the Japanese children and nuclear workers, and the blending of radioactive materials with non-contaminated material and spreading this contaminated ash throughout Japan are only a small part of this ongoing nuclear tragedy.


http://fairewinds.com/updates

NDPP

The Hiroshima Fukushima Connection

http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=3965

"The devastation wrought at Hiroshima and Nagasaki may prove limited compared to the catastrophe now set in motion at the maimed power station just north of Tokyo..."

NDPP

Radioactive Iodine in Rainwater: Public Was In the Dark

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Radioactive+iodine+rainwater+Public+...

"After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Canadian officials assured a nervous public that virtually no radioactive fallout had drifted to Canada. Canadian officials didn't disclose the high radiation reading at the time. The data still isn't posted on Health Canada's webpage devoted to the impacts of Fukushima.

[Chief of Health Canada's Radiation Surveillance division, Eric] Pellerin said he doesn't know why Health Canada didn't make the date public. 'I can't answer that. The communication aspect could be improved.'

In contrast, the EPA tested the radiation every day and immediately reported the data on its website."

 

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NDPP wrote:

Radioactive Iodine in Rainwater: Public Was In the Dark

The Gazette is a bit late with this story. The same journalist exposed it in the Straight [url=http://www.straight.com/article-415211/vancouver/fukushima-brings-big-ra... August 4[/url].

Fortunately, the isotope of Iodine (I-131) referred to in the story is short-lived, having a half life of about 8 days. But since it took about 8 days to travel across the Pacific, we can reason that the radiation levels the Japanese were exposed to in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami were at least twice those detected in North America. And because high levels were still being detected in April, the levels of the isotope released were either extremely high over a short period of time, or occurred over a prolonged period after the tsunami, at somewhat lower levels.

TEPCO released 11,500 tons of radioactive water from its storage tanks into the Pacific Ocean on April 4, three weeks after the disaster struck. TEPCO then reported in April that a seawater sample near the Fukushima plant contained 7.5 million times what was described as the legal amount of I-131.

ETA: A becquerel is measure of the rate of radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus (radioactive decay is the process that causes what we commonly know as "radiation"). A becquerel corresponds to one radioactive decay per second. The radioactivity of rainwater is often measured in millibecquerels per cubic metre of water. "Normal" background radiation levels are said to be one-hundredth of a millibecquerel per cubic metre of rainwater, which corresponds to about one radioactive nuclear decay every 100,000 seconds (which is about 28 hours) in a cubic metre (1000 litres) of water.

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