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Time.com on S.O.S. from Fukushima: “Another disgruntled Japanese official has taken to the interwebs” — “A bit of social media jiujitsu”

Is This Mike On? Another YouTube SOS from Fukushima, Time.com by Krista Mahr, July 21, 2011:

Another disgruntled Japanese official has taken to the interwebs to air his grievances about the inadequate attention being paid to the welfare of residents of Minamisoma [...]

Read the report here.

Typhoon increases level of radioactive water in Reactor No. 1 basement by 17 inches in a day — Likely to continue rising

Rain increases contaminated water at plant, NHK, July 21, 2011

Heavy rain brought by a tropical storm has increased the level of radioactive contaminated water at the basements of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [...]

Tokyo Electric Power Company or TEPCO, the plant’s operator, says that at 7 AM local time on . . . → Read More: Typhoon increases level of radioactive water in Reactor No. 1 basement by 17 inches in a day — Likely to continue rising

Iodine-131 also found in Philadelphia-area sewage plants; Sludge set off radiation detectors at landfills — Experts skeptical it’s from cancer patients’ urine

Cancer patients’ urine suspected in Wissahickon iodine-131 levels, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2011:

Since [early April], officials have found more iodine-131 in the Wissahickon, and at several sewage treatment plants along the creek. [...]

The source they now suspect was a surprise. Iodine-131 is used to treat thyroid cancer, and they suspect it’s coming . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 also found in Philadelphia-area sewage plants; Sludge set off radiation detectors at landfills — Experts skeptical it’s from cancer patients’ urine

Now over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination have been shipped

Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped, Kyodo News, July 21, 2011:

A total of 1,349 cattle suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. [...]