Oct. 24 — “Though everyone pays attention to reactor 1 to 4, actually reactor 5 and 6 are in crisis. Engineers from Hitachi are coming to the area to get it settled down but it’s concealed. It’s likely that they are going critical so Iodine 131 are measured in Tokyo or Iwate,” said a . . . → Read More: Report: Fukushima Reactors No. 5, 6 now in crisis — Cesium outside release points up 1,000% in recent days — Local says Hitachi engineers coming to help (VIDEO)
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23 — “A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden has been shut down after a fire at the plant,” reports the Associated Press. “Plant operator OKG’s spokesman Anders Ostberg says a fire started in a turbine hall of Reactor 2 around midnight Saturday but was quickly extinguished by local rescue workers.”
Read More: . . . → Read More: Fire at Swedish nuke plant — Reactor shut down for safety reasons — Extinguished by rescue workers — Cause of blaze unknown
Oct. 24 — “Kashiwa’s hot spot just one of many to come, expert says,” headlines the Japan Times.
After the discovery of soil with a radiation dose of 57.7 microsieverts per hour, radiation expert Masahiro Fukushi is warning there are more hot spots to come.
On Monday he told citizens that more hot spots . . . → Read More: Radiation Expert: Don’t be surprised by 57.7 microsievert ‘hotspot’, it’s only 4-5 times higher than many other places in city near Tokyo — “Just one of many to come”
Excerpts from the Oct. 21 joint press release by ZAMG and BOKU [Emphasis Added]:
“A new study by an international team of researchers estimates the emissions of the radioactive noble gas Xenon‐133 and the aerosol‐bound nuclide Caesium‐137 from the Japanese NPP Fukushima Daiichi.”
“The main result of the investigation is that the emissions from . . . → Read More: New NILU, ZAMG study: Release of radioactive xenon from Fukushima more than double Chernobyl — Largest in history — Started “immediately” after quake
TOKYO, Oct. 24 — “In the latest sign that radioactive material has spread far beyond the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, officials said the contaminated area in Kashiwa, about 125 miles from the plant, likely resulted from cesium-laced rain that fell soon after the March 11 disaster,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
Regarding the 57.5 . . . → Read More: Japan Official: No need to evacuate people in city of 400,000 near Tokyo — Anonymous Local Official: “The numbers we found last week were way above what we could imagine”
Fallout of Fukushima meltdown, The News (Pakistan), October 24, 2011:
Seven percent of the residents living in temporary units for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefectures have developed blood clots in their legs in the wake of the adviser impact of the Nuclear Power Plants emissions, discloses the . . . → Read More: “Alarming development”: 7% in temporary housing units have developed blood clots in legs
Oct. 24 — The science ministry said Sunday “the possibility is high” that the 57.7 microsievert per hour radiation dose detected on city-owned land in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, is emanating from cesium ejected by Fukushima meltdowns, reports Kyodo.
Local residents in the city less than 20 miles from Tokyo are “deeply concerned”.
“This was . . . → Read More: Kyodo: 57.7 µSv/hr was at “place where children always played” — Residents “deeply concerned” near Tokyo
Oct. 24 — “Hello again from Kashiwa, this is a drain pipe check right in my own back yard. It could be any drain pipe in any yard here in Kashiwa. I have checked a few other drain pipes in other peoples yards and the ones that don’t have good run-off have high readings . . . → Read More: Radiation dose of 11 microsieverts per hour filmed near Tokyo (VIDEO)
Oct. 24 — The Forestry Agency will begin checking for radioactive substances in cedar pollen in Fukushima Prefecture as early as next month, reports The Daily Yomiuri.
According to the Tokyo metropolitan government, wind can carries cedar pollen more than 200 kilometers.
“Pollen is said to fly from dozens to hundreds of kilometers… It . . . → Read More: Yomiuri discusses “yellowish residue” found in Tokyo area: Radioactive Pollen? “Highly likely” Fukushima pollen will reach capital