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Quake over twice as strong as North Anna nuke plant’s containment structure was designed to withstand: Feds

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

Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)

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Bureau of Meteorology forecast the diffusion of radioactive material by the Swiss, Swiss Meteorological Bureau via atmc.jp, September 7, 2011:

SOURCE: atmc.jp

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)

Iodine-131 now being detected in large amounts almost 200 km from Fukushima meltdowns

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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

Smokers inhaling tobacco with up to 217 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium — Manufacturer calls that “no radiation” & WSJ headlines “Nicotine, Yes; Radioactivity, No”

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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”

Mystery man on Fukushima webcam identified? (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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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)

Highest Yet: Cesium-137 levels in Northern California soil hits post-Fukushima peak — UC Berkeley blames nuclear weapons tests 50+ years ago

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

Over 350 pCi/kg radioactive cesium detected in Sacramento, CA manure sample collected August 16

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)

The Texas radiation coverup — New 5-part local TV series on how government agencies are ‘protecting’ our health (VIDEOS)

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

Part I:

Part II:

. . . → Read More: The Texas radiation coverup — New 5-part local TV series on how government agencies are ‘protecting’ our health (VIDEOS)

Locals: Talk of Fukushima area being a testing ground for international experiments on radiation — Many families want to leave but can’t

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