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100% release of Unit No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool assumed in NRC analysis — 50% at Unit No. 3 pool

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SOURCE: The NRC Knew Possibility of Elevated Thyroid Dose in Midway Island and Alaska By March 22nd – Worked to keep it away from FOIA, Enformable, October 7, 2011

From: Rogge, John Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:49 AM To: Baker, Pamela; [et al.] Subject: Tues 0730 – Commissioners Assistants Briefing on Japanese . . . → Read More: 100% release of Unit No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool assumed in NRC analysis — 50% at Unit No. 3 pool

Report: NRC analysis indicated “elevated child thyroid” in Alaska, Pacific island… With only 1 of 3 reactor cores releasing radiation (PHOTO)

SOURCE: Enformable

SOURCE: Enformable

SOURCE: The NRC Knew Possibility of Elevated Thyroid Dose in Midway Island and Alaska By March 22nd – Worked to keep it away from FOIA, Enformable, October 7, 2011

From: Rogge, John Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:49 AM To: Baker, Pamela; [et al.] Subject: Tues 0730 – Commissioners . . . → Read More: Report: NRC analysis indicated “elevated child thyroid” in Alaska, Pacific island… With only 1 of 3 reactor cores releasing radiation (PHOTO)

Mayor: Gov’t radiation figures “not that trustworthy” — Whispers about “sky-high cesium-137 readings”

SOURCE: Residents of Japanese town contaminated by Fukushima refuse to return, The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2011:

[...] Hirono’s mayor, Motohoshi Yamada, is among those staying away for now. In his estimation, the order from Tokyo – announced by new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda – was made perhaps 15 months too early.

“The . . . → Read More: Mayor: Gov’t radiation figures “not that trustworthy” — Whispers about “sky-high cesium-137 readings”

Anonymous Fukushima Engineer: Another explosion at nuke plant possible — “It’s endless, endless – The task will never end”

SOURCE: Residents of Japanese town contaminated by Fukushima refuse to return, The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2011

[...] Those working inside the plant provide little reason for optimism. “It’s endless, endless. The task will never end,” said a senior nuclear engineer who spends six hours a day, five days a week supervising the . . . → Read More: Anonymous Fukushima Engineer: Another explosion at nuke plant possible — “It’s endless, endless – The task will never end”

Tokyo: Cesium at triple gov’t limit in radioactive compost made by elementary school children — Using fallen leaves!

SOURCE: Above-Limit Cesium Detected in Compost at Tokyo Elementary School, Jiji Press, October 6, 2011

Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward said Thursday that radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit has been detected in compost made at an elementary school.

The compost, made from fallen leaves at the school, had radioactive cesium of 1,488 becquerels per kilogram, . . . → Read More: Tokyo: Cesium at triple gov’t limit in radioactive compost made by elementary school children — Using fallen leaves!

Kyoto science prof: “Possibility that radiation will not only spread, but will start to accumulate in large concentrations”

SOURCE: True radiation decontamination still a long way away – The Mainichi Daily News, Mainichi, October 7, 2011Kunihiro Yamada, a professor of environmental science at Kyoto Seika University

“It might make you feel like you’re decontaminating, but there’s a limit  to the amount of radioactive cesium that’s caked onto roofs that can be eliminated . . . → Read More: Kyoto science prof: “Possibility that radiation will not only spread, but will start to accumulate in large concentrations”

Osaka: 700 microsieverts of radiation from parts of bridge made in Koriyama — “Serious concern” from residents

SOURCE: Mainichi

SOURCE: Osaka residents voice radiation concerns over Fukushima-made bridge girders, Mainichi, October 7, 2011

SOURCE: Mainichi

Residents of Kawachinagano in Osaka Prefecture have expressed concerns over radiation from girders made in Fukushima Prefecture [...]

[D]uring a briefing by the Tondabayashi civil engineering office for local residents in late July, some residents took issue . . . → Read More: Osaka: 700 microsieverts of radiation from parts of bridge made in Koriyama — “Serious concern” from residents

More on Dead Fukushima Nuke Worker: Internal radiation level unknown since early Sept. — “Died suddenly” — TEPCO not revealing cause

SOURCE: Fukushima Nuclear Worker Dies, Wall Street Journal by YUKA HAYASHI, October 7, 2011

A worker hired to help bring the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control died suddenly Thursday [...] He was taken to a hospital immediately, and died the next morning.

“We can’t disclose what was cited as the cause on . . . → Read More: More on Dead Fukushima Nuke Worker: Internal radiation level unknown since early Sept. — “Died suddenly” — TEPCO not revealing cause

Economist: “Enormous spread of radiation” — Levels so high in hills of Iitate that locals dare not go near — 150 millisieverts/yr outside official’s home

SOURCE: Radiation in Japan: Hot spots and blind spots, The Economist, October 8, 2011

[Iitate, 45 km from meltdowns] offers an extreme example of how difficult it will be to recover from the disaster. That is mainly because of the enormous spread of radiation. [...]

Outside [the chief of Iitate’s village council, Mr. Chohei . . . → Read More: Economist: “Enormous spread of radiation” — Levels so high in hills of Iitate that locals dare not go near — 150 millisieverts/yr outside official’s home