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Top 25: NRC’s internal documents from Fukushima made public after FOIA request from Enformable.com

Listed in no particular order

March 14th, 2011 – NRC ONLY Update – All 3 Reactor cores likely damaged March 15th, 2011 UPDATE: 2000 EDT Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi – Unit 4 New Fire Broken Out – Doses in Area around 30R/hr March 15th 2011 – Unit 2 Containment Probably Breached – Loud Explosion . . . → Read More: Top 25: NRC’s internal documents from Fukushima made public after FOIA request from Enformable.com

Radioactive Silver-110m detected at over 10,000 Bq/m² outside 30km evacuation zone (MAP)

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Oct. 31 — “The Ministry of Education and Science announced on October 31 the ‘result’ of the survey they did in June. Much like announcing the result in July of the survey they did in March about radioactive fallout in Tohoku and Kanto, where radioactive iodine, cesium tellurium and silver were found in abundance . . . → Read More: Radioactive Silver-110m detected at over 10,000 Bq/m² outside 30km evacuation zone (MAP)

Eye swelling a symptom of thyroid disorder — I often hear how childrens’ eyes become swollen after being in radiation-contaminated sandboxes, says Japanese organizer… Remember the kitten? (VIDEO)

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Title: Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children Now? (July 14, 2011)

Uploader: tokyobrowntabby

Upload Date: Oct 20, 2011

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“Please click on “cc” button to show English subtitles. This video is from a webcast program called “ContAct,” webcasted on July 14, 2011 by OurPlanet-TV. OurPlanet-TV is an alternative media/non profit webcast station . . . → Read More: Eye swelling a symptom of thyroid disorder — I often hear how childrens’ eyes become swollen after being in radiation-contaminated sandboxes, says Japanese organizer… Remember the kitten? (VIDEO)

Chernobyl Expert says of Japan: “Everywhere I go, I hear stories similar to the Chernobyl cases” (VIDEO)

Chernobyl Expert in Japan: “Everywhere I go I hear stories similar to the Chernobyl cases” (VIDEO)

Title: Radiation Causing Unusual Changes: What’s Happening to Children Now? (July 14, 2011)

Uploader: tokyobrowntabby

Upload Date: Oct 20, 2011

Description:

“Please click on “cc” button to show English subtitles. This video is from a webcast program called “ContAct,” webcasted on July 14, 2011 by OurPlanet-TV. OurPlanet-TV is an alternative media/non profit webcast station . . . → Read More: Chernobyl Expert says of Japan: “Everywhere I go, I hear stories similar to the Chernobyl cases” (VIDEO)

8 year old girl has 3,000 disintegrations of radioactive cesium every second (Bq) inside her body

Google Translation of Inspection of school children who have small amounts of cesium Minamisoma 274 (private news friend, Fukushima)

Minamisoma City の — [...] Inspection was conducted from October 11 until August 1. In this examination, the majority of school children living in the city that ended the inspection. 8 years was highest in . . . → Read More: 8 year old girl has 3,000 disintegrations of radioactive cesium every second (Bq) inside her body

BBC: Belgium agrees to end nuclear power

Oct. 31 — “Belgium plans to phase out nuclear power,” reports the BBC.

The country’s main political parties agreed on a plan to shut down all seven nuclear reactors.

Three of the reactors could be closed as early as 2015.

Recall the plutonium mishap in Belgium from earlier this month:  Nuclear workers dosed with . . . → Read More: BBC: Belgium agrees to end nuclear power

Japanese kitten with deformed eye — Similar to Chernobyl victims (VIDEO)

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Title: Near the の Pye cat (Family?) (Google Translation)

Uploader: 630musasi

Upload Date: Sep 9, 2011

Description: I cat kitten in front of the house parents in the neighborhood. Would be the bright red left eye towards the children. Chatter and I would do? No pain but wants look pretty in the tail of . . . → Read More: Japanese kitten with deformed eye — Similar to Chernobyl victims (VIDEO)

Japan radiation expert: Plutonium-238 from inside reactors went far from Fukushima after explosions — ‘Misleading’ media said it would stay close by

Mainichi has a report featuring radiochemical expert Michiaki Furukawa, professor emeritus at Nagoya University:

He says that some reports about plutonium have been misleading. “When the disaster first happened, there were media reports saying ‘plutonium won’t make it far because it’s a large and heavy element,’ but no one who’s done serious research in . . . → Read More: Japan radiation expert: Plutonium-238 from inside reactors went far from Fukushima after explosions — ‘Misleading’ media said it would stay close by

A guide to the triple melt-throughs at Fukushima (VIDEOS)

The definitive guide to what happened and what happens next for Fukushima’s triple meltdowns/melt-throughs/melt-outs (VIDEOS)

Japanese professor: Melted fuel has gone through containers and is on concrete foundations sinking into ground below, as far as I can tell — Underground dam was being prepared, but TEPCO resisting Mainichi: “The melted nuclear fuel is sinking toward water under the ground” TV: Workers say ground under Fukushima plant is cracking . . . → Read More: A guide to the triple melt-throughs at Fukushima (VIDEOS)

Japan Gov’t on Containing Radiation: “We don’t have experience in this field” — “We’re talking about such a vast area” — Using methods not seen in U.S. for 5 decades

KORIYAMA, Oct. 31 — “Japan still is struggling to figure out how to clean up the mess, exacerbating fears about health risks and fanning mistrust of the government,” reports Yumiko Ono in today’s Wall Street Journal.

In fact, government policies may be increasing the spread of radioactive particles: According to the article, “Some experts . . . → Read More: Japan Gov’t on Containing Radiation: “We don’t have experience in this field” — “We’re talking about such a vast area” — Using methods not seen in U.S. for 5 decades

FORUM: Discussion Thread for October 31 – November 7, 2011

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