Oct. 27 — “Abnormal smoke from reactor 2,” reads the headline at Fukushima Diary.
“Extra ordinary smoke/steam was emit from around reactor 2″ on October 22 at 5:24p JST.
The report notes, “When it started emitting smoke, it was already dark, so light has nothing to do with the phenomena.”
“This is what comes . . . → Read More: Report: “Abnormal Smoke from Reactor 2″ (VIDEO)
Oct. 27 — At its press conference, TEPCO announced a 31 year old Fukushima worker had a heart attack while working at Reactor No. 1, reports Fukushima Diary’s Mochizuki.
He was sent to the emergency medical room beside Reactors No. 5 and 6, and remains in the hospital.
The man had only been . . . → Read More: Fukushima worker has heart attack while working at Reactor No. 1 — Only 31 years old (VIDEO)
Kashiwa govt wants help with hotspot, Daily Yomiuri, October 28, 2011:“A radiation hotspot in Kashiwa has still not been decontaminated a week after radiation of 57.5 microsieverts per hour was recorded,” reports The Daily Yomiuri.
The city says it cannot handle such a high level of radiation on its own.
“After the outbreak . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Local gov’t near Tokyo unable to handle “such a high level of radiation” — Cesium clouds spread over many areas of capital — 57 µSv/hr area yet to be decontaminated
Oct. 26 — This week, The Daily Yomiuri published an article that revealing an “alarming development” — Evacuees living in temporary housing units are developing blood clots in their legs.
Yomiuri says, “The incidence of the problem, known as deep vein thrombosis, was high in the shelters where evacuees remain inactive in limited spaces . . . → Read More: Physician: Does Fukushima fallout explain rise in blood clots? — Circulatory diseases one of most widespread consequences after Chernobyl
KORIYAMA, Oct. 27 — A local TV channel in Fukushima Prefecture reported on the extremely high radiation detected in front of “one of the major stations in North Japan” located in Koriyama, reports Fukushima Diary’s Mochizuki.
“The radioactive contamination is in a shrubbery in front of the station,” according to Mochizuki, “The color . . . → Read More: Local TV: 120 microsieverts per hour at major Japanese train station — “The color of the trees were changed” (VIDEO)
PARIS, Oct. 27 — “This is the biggest single outflow of man-made radionuclides to the marine environment ever observed,” the Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said in a press release, reports the AFP.
The IRSN said that, for the Pacific generally, cesium levels would ultimately stabilize at “twice the concentration that prevailed during . . . → Read More: French Gov’t: Fukushima to make Pacific TWICE as radioacitve as after atmospheric nuclear testing in ’60s — “Significant” releases could persist
Municipalities divided over nuke plants restart, NHK, October 26, 2011:
Tokai Mayor: “We don’t trust the government’s nuclear policies and regulatory systems. We cant feel safe unless the mistrust is resolved.”
Watch Video: Municipalities divided over nuke plants restart
h/t James Corbett’s Fukushima Update
Fukushima Plant May Have Emitted Double Radiation Than Estimated, Bloomberg, October 26, 2011:
“The plant north of Tokyo may have started releasing radiation before the tsunami arrived about 45 minutes after the magnitude-9 quake struck, according to the study, contradicting official assertions.”
“‘There is strong evidence that the start of the release occurred early, . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Fukushima began releasing radiation before tsunami; Indicative of structural damage to reactors during quake -Scientists — Contradicts official assertions
Excerpts from The Asahi Shimbun’s Oct. 24 AJW article Expert: Radioactive materials reached Kanto via 2 routes
“Hiromi Yamazawa, a professor of environmental radiology at Nagoya University, said the first radioactive plume moved through Ibaraki Prefecture and turned northward to Gunma Prefecture between late March 14 and the afternoon of March 15. Large . . . → Read More: Asahi: Western Tokyo may have been contaminated when radiation plume fell to ground after Reactor No. 2′s core was exposed, says Japan prof.
Video Title: NRC Bloggers Meeting October 6 – Fukushima has Core on the FloorUploaded By: reactorsafetypros Upload Date: Oct 21, 2011Date Filmed: Oct. 6, 2011Video Description: “During the October 6 NRC Blogger’s webcast, a question concerning Fukushima’s ‘Core on the Floor.’ This is industry slang however, the question was not mine. There is melt-through . . . → Read More: NRC Chairman discusses ‘Core on the Floor’: It’s possible that severely damaged melted nuclear fuel has migrated outside reactor vessel (VIDEO)
The Need for Independent Assessment of the Fourth Reactor, Gordon Edwards, Ph.D., October 25, 2011:
“In his recent blog, entitled “The Fourth Reactor and the Destiny of Japan”, Akio Matsumura correctly identifies the spent fuel pool in Unit 4 as the most serious potential threat for further massive radioactive releases from the Fukushima Daiichi . . . → Read More: Former UN Adviser: Many scientists are emphasizing precarious situation of Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — If rods spill onto ground, it will force Tokyo and Yokohama to close