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Canadian gov’t to test caribou for radiation levels from Fukushima — An attempt to answer questions by citizens

Yukon to test for radiation in caribou herd, CBC News, August 19, 2011:

Researchers plan to test for radiation in Yukon’s local food supply some six months after a Japanese nuclear disaster.

The Northern Contaminants Program will test caribou for radiation as part of its ongoing effort to monitor the Porcupine Caribou Herd. [...]

. . . → Read More: Canadian gov’t to test caribou for radiation levels from Fukushima — An attempt to answer questions by citizens

Canadian gov’t now plans to start radiation testing on fish off B.C. coast

West Coast fish to be tested for Fukushima radiation, CBC News, August 19, 2011:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency plans to start testing fish off the coast of British Columbia for the presence of radiation stemming from the Fukushima nuclear disaster [...]

Fisheries activist Alexandra Morton with the Raincoast Research Society says she supports . . . → Read More: Canadian gov’t now plans to start radiation testing on fish off B.C. coast

Doctor for Fukushima workers: When going into danger areas they don’t use radiation meters — It’s hiding amount of exposure — “Real radiation count is much higher, that’s a fact” (VIDEO)

Doctor for Fukushima workers: When going into danger areas they don’t use radiation meters — It’s hiding amount of exposure — “Real radiation count is much higher, that’s a fact” (VIDEO)

Fukushima Safety Fears , Channel 4 News (UK), August 18, 2011:

Transcript Summary

At 3:30 inHost: Doctor running clinic where plant workers can get medical care says many employees hide amount of radiation they’ve been exposed to by ditching personal monitors… the reason? If they exceed the limit there is no more work.

Doctor: . . . → Read More: Doctor for Fukushima workers: When going into danger areas they don’t use radiation meters — It’s hiding amount of exposure — “Real radiation count is much higher, that’s a fact” (VIDEO)

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

High Radiation Right Next to Children’s Swimming Pool in Kawasaki City, EX-SKF, August 19, 2011:

From Kanagawa Shinbun local site [Translation] (8/18/2011):

Kawasaki City announced it measured 0.90 microsievert/hour at the side of the swimming pool in Hirama Park in Kamihirama, Nakahara-ku (special ward), exceeding the target level of 0.19 microsievert/hour set by the . . . → Read More: Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

Radioactive cesium now contaminating rice, boar meat — Both found outside Fukushima Pref.

Radioactive cesium detected in boar meat in Miyagi Pref., Kyodo News, August 19, 2011 Japan Finds First Case of Radioactive Contamination in Rice, New York Times, August 19, 2011

Fukushima mom comes to Portland: “10-year-old son started having symptoms — Nose bleeding and fevers”

Portland families helping families from Fukushima, KPTV, August 19, 2011:

[...] Chifumi Brown, who’s from Japan, but now lives in Portland [...] invited a mom from Fukushima, Yoshie Arai, and her son, Tatsuki, 10, to stay with them for a few weeks. [...]

 ”Yoshie told me her 10-year-old son started having symptoms,” said Brown. . . . → Read More: Fukushima mom comes to Portland: “10-year-old son started having symptoms — Nose bleeding and fevers”

Fukushima worker on camera: “The holes and cracks in the ground are terrifying” (VIDEO)

Fukushima worker on camera: “The holes and cracks in the ground are terrifying” (VIDEO)

Fukushima Safety Fears , Channel 4 News, August 18, 2011 . . . → Read More: Fukushima worker on camera: “The holes and cracks in the ground are terrifying” (VIDEO)

6.8 quake hits Fukushima, tsunami warning issued — Cracks in ground and escaping steam had been reported “after two large earthquakes in the last few weeks”

Strong earthquake hits north-eastern Japan, tsunami warning issued, DPA, August 19, 2011:

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.

The warning was issued for the coastal areas in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. [...]

The quake occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with . . . → Read More: 6.8 quake hits Fukushima, tsunami warning issued — Cracks in ground and escaping steam had been reported “after two large earthquakes in the last few weeks”

14-year-old: “My body has taken in radioactive materials — I would like to be told whether I am OK or not”

Nearly half of children near Fukushima plant absorbed radiation, Asahi, August 19, 2011:

[...] During a one-on-one consultation session, a woman who had received a letter from the government saying her 14-year-old son had an internal exposure reading of 0.01 microsievert per hour asked the officials whether it was safe for her family to . . . → Read More: 14-year-old: “My body has taken in radioactive materials — I would like to be told whether I am OK or not”

Marine biologist in Canada: Salmon species needs to be tested for radiation — Gov’t doesn’t want us to know

Radiation tests urged for sockeye salmon, Georgia Straight (Vancouver) by Carlito Pablo, August 18, 2011:

Marine biologist Alexandra Morton sees a need to test returning sockeye salmon for radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.

“There was a large release of radioactive material in the water and in the air,” Morton told the Straight in . . . → Read More: Marine biologist in Canada: Salmon species needs to be tested for radiation — Gov’t doesn’t want us to know