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Nuclear Expert: Radioactivity increasing in Tokyo air filters — Not from initial blasts — Cesium is being revolitalized into air (VIDEO, Part I)

Oct. 20 — Congratulations to the new website Fukushima Update and James Corbett for the informative October 20 interview with Fairewinds chief nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen.

At 1:40 (Transcript Summary)

We just received some data that shows air filters on houses in Tokyo have seen an increase in radioactive particles compared with two . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Radioactivity increasing in Tokyo air filters — Not from initial blasts — Cesium is being revolitalized into air (VIDEO, Part I)

All countries with nuclear reactors have nuclear bomb factories — Includes Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan — Nuclear power a “camouflage” for nuclear weapons (VIDEO, Part II)

LINK TV, Oct. 21 — Dr. Helen Caldicott appeared on the LINK TV program Earth Focus to discuss the Fukushima crisis and other nuclear issues.

Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics . . . → Read More: All countries with nuclear reactors have nuclear bomb factories — Includes Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan — Nuclear power a “camouflage” for nuclear weapons (VIDEO, Part II)

LINK TV: Physician thinks lung cancer from Fukushima will begin in as soon as 2 years (VIDEO, Part I)

LINK TV, Oct. 21 — Dr. Helen Caldicott appeared on the LINK TV program Earth Focus to discuss the Fukushima crisis and other nuclear issues.

Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics . . . → Read More: LINK TV: Physician thinks lung cancer from Fukushima will begin in as soon as 2 years (VIDEO, Part I)

Germany’s ‘Today’ Show rips Japan Gov’t, TEPCO — May help explain why country rejected nuclear power (VIDEO)

Germany’s ‘Today’ Show rips Japan Gov’t, TEPCO — May help explain why country rejected nuclear power (VIDEO)

Title: Funny German TV Clip about TEPCO & Japanese Gov.

Video Description: “This is a segment from a German TV program “Heute Show” broadcasted on April 1, 2011. “Heute (“Today”) Show” is a weekly satiric broadcast that comments on the regular news.”

Credits: Translation by 007bratsche and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.

h/t EX-SKF

** For . . . → Read More: Germany’s ‘Today’ Show rips Japan Gov’t, TEPCO — May help explain why country rejected nuclear power (VIDEO)

DPA: Scientists say more areas should be evacuated after finding wider radiation contamination than officially reported –

Oct. 21 — “Scientists, environmentalists and citizens groups have called for Japanese authorities to evacuate more areas in the wake of March’s nuclear accident after finding wider radiation contamination than officially reported,” reports today’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Most areas of Fukushima Prefecture, which extends more than 150 km from the meltdowns, “are showing radiation levels . . . → Read More: DPA: Scientists say more areas should be evacuated after finding wider radiation contamination than officially reported –

WSJ on detection of 57.5 microsieverts near Tokyo: Investigators unable to dig more than a foot deep — Lot previously a dormitory

Oct. 21 — The Wall Street Journal’s Juro Osawa reports on the 57.5 microsievert per hour discovery near Tokyo:

“Officials in the city of Kashiwa [18 miles northeast of Tokyo] said the spot, about one square yard, in an empty lot owned by the city, registered levels as high as 57.5 microsieverts per hour—meaning . . . → Read More: WSJ on detection of 57.5 microsieverts near Tokyo: Investigators unable to dig more than a foot deep — Lot previously a dormitory

NHK reports 57.5 microsieverts per hour detected just 25 km from Tokyo — But is it from Fukushima meltdowns?

CHIBA, Oct. 21 — NHK (Japanese only) is reporting on the discovery of 57.5 microsieverts per hour (µSv/hr) at a vacant lot in Kashiwa, Chiba.

According to Mochizuki’s post on the article, citizens measured 20 µSv/hr on October 18 in an empty area surrounded by houses/factories and reported it to the city government.

When . . . → Read More: NHK reports 57.5 microsieverts per hour detected just 25 km from Tokyo — But is it from Fukushima meltdowns?

Major Japan Paper: “We still regret not having been able to predict that radioactive contamination would spread to the extent that it has”

In part two of a six-part series on its coverage of the Fukushima meltdowns, The Mainichi Daily News has the headline Journalists strived to get truth about nuclear fallout to public.

The story by Taku Nishikawa ends, “We still regret not having been able to predict that radioactive contamination would spread to the . . . → Read More: Major Japan Paper: “We still regret not having been able to predict that radioactive contamination would spread to the extent that it has”

Researchers: Radioactivity of 6.15 Million bq/m² detected 60 km from meltdowns

The Deutsche Presse-Agentur is reporting, “Researchers have found up to 6.15 million becquerels per square metre of soil in Fukushima city, 60 kilometres north-west of a nuclear power plant.”

“The measurement is four times higher than the levels used to declare mandatory evacuation areas around Chernobyl.”

Read More: Critics urge Japan to widen nuclear . . . → Read More: Researchers: Radioactivity of 6.15 Million bq/m² detected 60 km from meltdowns

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo

An excerpt from the Oct. 20 Mainichi Shimbun translated by EX-SKF:

“The group of Japanese Communist Party assemblymen in Matsudo City in Chiba Prefecture announced on October 20 the result of the air radiation survey of 144 locations in the city. The locations included parks, private residences, and nursery schools. They measured up to . . . → Read More: Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo

Gov’t Survey: Cesium-137 levels in well water 6,500 times normal — Plutonium detected in 10% of samples

Oct. 20 — EX-SKF has translated a recent report in the Asahi Shimbun:

“The Ministry of Education and Science announced the result of the survey of water contamination in rivers and wells in Fukushima Prefecture.”

“Radioactive cesium and iodine-131 were measured in all 101 locations.”

“Strontium and plutonium were measured in 10 river locations.”

. . . → Read More: Gov’t Survey: Cesium-137 levels in well water 6,500 times normal — Plutonium detected in 10% of samples

Kyoto U. Professor: If Japan had set limit below 20 mSv/yr, evacuation would have caused national-level crisis — “They believed that they had no choice but to expose residents to radiation”

TOKYO, Oct. 20 — The government has deliberately raised radiation thresholds in order to minimize the economic impact on Fukushima prefecture, said Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at Kyoto University’s Research Reactor Institute, according to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur’s Takehiko Kambayashi.

The government could not make the radiation limit any lower than 20 millisieverts per . . . → Read More: Kyoto U. Professor: If Japan had set limit below 20 mSv/yr, evacuation would have caused national-level crisis — “They believed that they had no choice but to expose residents to radiation”