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Chile finds radiation in Korean cars — Tests show up to a level 5 on radioactive index, level 9 needed for alert

Chile finds radioactive traces in Korean cars, AFP, May 2, 2011:

Chilean officials found traces of radioactivity in tests on around 20 used cars on a ship from South Korea that had been in the vicinity of Japan’s damaged Fukushima atomic plant, a report said Monday. [...]

[Iquique customs director Raul Barria] said the . . . → Read More: Chile finds radiation in Korean cars — Tests show up to a level 5 on radioactive index, level 9 needed for alert

Official: Japanese gov’t withheld radiation forecasts to prevent causing panic (VIDEO)

Japan’s NHK TV is reporting the “Japanese government is about to begin releasing data projecting the spread of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that it initially withheld for fear of causing panic.”

Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

Fukushima Potential Releases, I-131 & Cs-137 Total Column for May 3-May 6, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), May 2, 2011:

“These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more information on . . . → Read More: Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

Highly radioactive sewage found 30+ miles from Fukushima plant — Cesium levels up to 334,000 becquerels per kilogram

Air decontamination to begin at stricken nuclear plant, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 2, 2011:

[L]ocal officials in Koriyama City, 50 kilometres west of the plant, said they found sewage sludge containing 26,400 becquerels of radioactive caesium per kilogram, Jiji Press reported citing local government officials.

Slag at the plant, made from reduced sewage, had 334,000 . . . → Read More: Highly radioactive sewage found 30+ miles from Fukushima plant — Cesium levels up to 334,000 becquerels per kilogram

Cover-up allegations hurting Japanese gov’t — Only 1% say Prime Minister is exercising sufficient leadership

Fukushima parents dish the dirt in protest over radiation levels, Guardian, May 2, 2011:

[...] A group claiming to represent 250 parents in Fukushima visited the upper house of parliament and presented government officials with a bag of radioactive dirt from the playground of one of the affected schools. A geiger counter clicked over . . . → Read More: Cover-up allegations hurting Japanese gov’t — Only 1% say Prime Minister is exercising sufficient leadership

Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected” at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant — Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%

URGENT: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected at Tsuruga plant: local gov’t, Kyodo, May 2, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected” at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant — Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%

Medical experts: Japan’s safety standards on radiation levels for children are “unconscionable”

U.S. medical group blasts Tokyo radiation policy on Fukushima children, Kyodo, May 2, 2011:

Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as “unconscionable” the Japanese government’s safety standards on radiation levels at elementary and middle schools in nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.

The PSR statement directly challenges the Japanese . . . → Read More: Medical experts: Japan’s safety standards on radiation levels for children are “unconscionable”

Japan gets a Banksy? Smoking Fukushima reactors appear on famous 100 foot long painting in Tokyo train station (PHOTO)

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Japan police end nuclear art stunt, AFP, May 2, 2011:

[...] The clandestine add-on image — painted in a style mimicking that of Okamoto’s “Myth of Tomorrow” on display at a busy Tokyo train station — created a stir on Twitter before police took it down Sunday evening.

The small wooden panel — which . . . → Read More: Japan gets a Banksy? Smoking Fukushima reactors appear on famous 100 foot long painting in Tokyo train station (PHOTO)