Quake’s jolts were double nuke plant’s design, USA Today by Wendy Koch, September 7, 2011:
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake last month in Virginia caused about twice as much ground shaking as a nearby nuclear power plant was designed to withstand, according to a preliminary federal analysis.
Parts of the North Anna Power Station in Mineral, . . . → Read More: Quake over twice as strong as North Anna nuke plant’s containment structure was designed to withstand: Feds
Bureau of Meteorology forecast the diffusion of radioactive material by the Swiss, Swiss Meteorological Bureau via atmc.jp, September 7, 2011:
The dispersion movie shows the forecasted particle dispersion at 3 different heights: 10 meters, 500 meters and 1500 meters.
Watch videos here.
SOURCE: Swiss Meteorological . . . → Read More: Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)
Radioactive Iodine in Sewer Sludge in Oshu City, Iwate, EX-SKF, September 7, 2011:
Oshu City is located 187 kilometers north of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
The city announced the latest survey of radioactive materials in sewer sludge in a sewage treatment center in the city, and it shows iodine-131 being detected in the . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 now being detected in large amounts almost 200 km from Fukushima meltdowns
Japan Tobacco: Nicotine, Yes; Radioactivity, No, Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2011:
Japan’s smokers can breathe easy, more or less: whatever else is in their cigarettes, there’s no radiation, according to Japan Tobacco Inc. [...]
Trace amounts of combined radioactive cesium-134 and 137 were detected in 27 of the 35 samples, JT said. The . . . → Read More: Smokers inhaling tobacco with up to 217 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium — Manufacturer calls that “no radiation” & WSJ headlines “Nicotine, Yes; Radioactivity, No”
Enson Inoue Reveals Covert Trip to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, MMA Fighting, September 4, 2011:
[Mixed Martial Arts fighter Enson] Inoue has been tireless in his charity efforts, repeatedly traveling to northeast Japan to directly help those in need. [...]
On his last trip, Enson Inoue possibly made the greatest sacrifice of all – . . . → Read More: Mystery man on Fukushima webcam identified? (PHOTO & VIDEO)
UC Berkeley Food Chain Sampling Results Log, September 6, 2011:
We tested a topsoil sample [...] from the Sacramento area. [...] In addition, a soil sample from Sonoma county was tested. This sample had been collected in late April but we had not had the chance to test it until now.
One interesting feature . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: Cesium-137 levels in Northern California soil hits post-Fukushima peak — UC Berkeley blames nuclear weapons tests 50+ years ago
Dried manure sample, UC Berkeley Food Chain Sampling, September 6, 2011:
Collected at a farm in Sacramento, collection date 8/16:
Cs134 @ 5.18 Bq/kg (140.4 pCi/kg) Cs137 @ 7.93 Bq/kg (214.9 pCi/kg)
A Matter of Risk: Radiation, Drinking Water and Deception, KHOU by Mark Greenblatt, September 3, 2011:
“Where is this all going?” – Houston Mayor Annise Parker Houston drinking water samples near or above legal limit for radioactive alpha particles, a most dangerous form of radiation inside the body
. . . → Read More: The Texas radiation coverup — New 5-part local TV series on how government agencies are ‘protecting’ our health (VIDEOS)
More families leave Fukushima over radiation fears, DPA by Takehiko Kambayashi, September 7, 2011:
[...] As of August 11, at least 51,576 people had left Fukushima, whose population is about 2 million, prefectural officials said. [...]
Locals said there are many families who cannot leave Fukushima even though they want to. [...]
Some people . . . → Read More: Locals: Talk of Fukushima area being a testing ground for international experiments on radiation — Many families want to leave but can’t