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Report: 1.68 µSv/hr detected in Canadian rain water sample — Geiger counter display reads “DANGEROUS RADIATION BACKGROUND”

Video: 1.68 µSv/hr detected in Canadian rain water sample — Geiger counter display reads “DANGEROUS RADIATION BACKGROUND”

Dangerous Radioactive rain in Lake Louise, BC, connectingdots1, July 18, 2011:

At 3:30 in

Radiation detector displays: “Dangerous radiation background” Max. reading: 1.68 microSieverts/hr

Gov’t: “Colossal blunder” — “It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination”

‘Colossal blunder’ on radioactive cattle feed / Govt officials admit responsibility for foul-up that let tainted beef enter nation’s food supply, Yomiuri Shimbun, July 18, 2011:

Officials of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry have admitted they did not consider the possibility of cattle ingesting straw contaminated by radioactive substances emitted from the Fukushima . . . → Read More: Gov’t: “Colossal blunder” — “It was beyond our expectations that straw would become a source of radioactive contamination”

Report: Air sample in Tokyo 270 times more contaminated with Cesium-137 than global weapons fallout peak (VIDEO)

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Christopher Busby presentation in Japan, July 17, 2011:

Christopher Busby, Scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risks

At 12:15 in

Video streaming by . . . → Read More: Report: Air sample in Tokyo 270 times more contaminated with Cesium-137 than global weapons fallout peak (VIDEO)

Whistleblower: Los Alamos groundwater monitoring methods are hiding detection of contamination

“Another Kind of Fukushima?” Asks Whistleblower Robert Gilkeson, Truth-out, July 18, 2011:

Geologist Robert H. Gilkeson: After graduating with a BS and MS from the University of Illinois Geology Department, Bob worked as a research scientist at the Illinois Geological Survey from 1973 to 1987. He then joined the environmental company Weston as Technical . . . → Read More: Whistleblower: Los Alamos groundwater monitoring methods are hiding detection of contamination

Official: Radioactive materials around Los Alamos may get redistributed at “measurable” levels — “Sometimes that will manifest itself as a health advisory”

Monitoring continues around Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos, Taos News, July 16, 2011:

[New Mexico Environment Department's DOE Oversight Bureau chief Thomas Skibitski] said the department will be looking for radionuclides related to energy and weapons research, as well as industrialtype contaminants [...]

He said contaminants, such as those from atmospheric weapons testing . . . → Read More: Official: Radioactive materials around Los Alamos may get redistributed at “measurable” levels — “Sometimes that will manifest itself as a health advisory”

Gov’t allows cows to emit up to 100,000 CPM of radioactivity — Humans would be required to undergo full-body decontamination

‘Colossal blunder’ on radioactive cattle feed / Govt officials admit responsibility for foul-up that let tainted beef enter nation’s food supply, Yomiuri Shimbun, July 17, 2011:

The checks involved electronically measuring the amount of radioactive material on the surface of the animals’ bodies. Shipment is allowed if the detected radioactive emissions are below 100,000 . . . → Read More: Gov’t allows cows to emit up to 100,000 CPM of radioactivity — Humans would be required to undergo full-body decontamination

Tokyo gov’t finds iodine-131 levels up to quadruple cesium levels in water reclamation centers

Measurements of radioactivity in sewage treatment, etc., Sewer Authority (Tokyo), July 15, 2011:

Detailed measurements of the site boundary and radioactivity contained in the sludge dewatering of sludge and sludge ash and the Center for Water Reclamation Plant in the process of sludge in each of the Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Authority (cardinal) in the . . . → Read More: Tokyo gov’t finds iodine-131 levels up to quadruple cesium levels in water reclamation centers

Difference between Los Alamos fire and other wild fires can be summed up in a single word: “Radiation” — More firefighters on way to battle blaze

Firefighters head off to help Los Alamos, Daily Times, July 16, 2011:

Despite the prospect of rough conditions, sleeping in tents and surviving on camp rations, a crew of unfazed Farmington firefighters left for Los Alamos on Friday. [...]

Despite the major difference between the Los Alamos fire and other wild land fires, this . . . → Read More: Difference between Los Alamos fire and other wild fires can be summed up in a single word: “Radiation” — More firefighters on way to battle blaze

TEPCO rushing to shield Reactor No. 3 turbine building from typhoon — Navy: Storm may pass over Fukushima plant by July 21

Typhoon Spurs Tepco to Cover Fukushima, Bloomberg, July 17, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is rushing to install a cover over a building at its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant to shield it from wind and rain as Typhoon Ma-on approached Japan’s coast from the south.

The cover will be placed over the turbine . . . → Read More: TEPCO rushing to shield Reactor No. 3 turbine building from typhoon — Navy: Storm may pass over Fukushima plant by July 21

Japan, TEPCO to admit that treating Fukushima’s highly radioactive water will take up to three years

Removing fuel from Fukushima Nos. 3, 4 reactors to be given priority, Kyodo, July 16, 2011:

In a new road map for restoring the plant ravaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, [the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co] will also specify for the first time that it will take up to three years . . . → Read More: Japan, TEPCO to admit that treating Fukushima’s highly radioactive water will take up to three years

Discussion Thread for July 18 – July 24, 2011

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