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Japan Times: It is of “great concern” that little has been disclosed about Fukushima workers

Fukushima health concerns, Japan Times Editorial, Nov. 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm ET:

[...] “Tepco and the central government must do their best to prevent workers’ overexposure to radiation and take necessary measures should workers become overexposed to radiation.”

“It is of great concern that little has been disclosed regarding the conditions of the . . . → Read More: Japan Times: It is of “great concern” that little has been disclosed about Fukushima workers

Rumor circulating via Twitter in Japan: Many more Fukushima workers dead than revealed — Bodies may be kept at medical school

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Almost 1,500 recent tweets, most all from Japan: Twitter Trackbacks for http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/chikako_5155/7006995.html – 2011年11月7日 13:05 – ウェブ魚拓 [megalodon.jp] on Topsy.com

 

Ameblo.jp: 143 people suspected of nuclear workers with no contact (2) to sample from the dead in Fukushima Medical University

Hatena.ne.jp: Missing several hundred names, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant . . . → Read More: Rumor circulating via Twitter in Japan: Many more Fukushima workers dead than revealed — Bodies may be kept at medical school

Japan Emperor’s granddaughter hospitalized with mycoplasmal pneumonia

Nov. 5 – “Princess Aiko, 9, the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, was diagnosed with mycoplasmal pneumonia after being hospitalized for fever and coughing, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday,” reports Kyodo.

“When the princess will be discharged from the University of Tokyo Hospital has yet to be decided, although . . . → Read More: Japan Emperor’s granddaughter hospitalized with mycoplasmal pneumonia

French presidential candidate proposes massive cuts to nuclear industry — Holds large lead in polls over Sarkozy

Nov. 7 — “François Hollande, the socialist candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections who has a hefty lead over Nicolas Sarkozy, the incumbent, has proposed cutting the nuclear sector’s share of electricity provision to just half by 2030 from 82 per cent today,” reports the Financial Times.

Hollande’s political party says, “France could replace . . . → Read More: French presidential candidate proposes massive cuts to nuclear industry — Holds large lead in polls over Sarkozy

NHK: Fukushima children not growing in weight, average increase down 75% — Doctor says “very unusual”… some gained only 1 pound in year

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Nov. 7 — “A survey shows that some children in Fukushima Prefecture have smaller average weight gains this year compared to the year before. A pediatrician says the results indicate the negative effects of the nuclear plant accident in March,” reports NHK.

“Doctor Shintaro Kikuchi tracked the weights of 245 children aged from 4 . . . → Read More: NHK: Fukushima children not growing in weight, average increase down 75% — Doctor says “very unusual”… some gained only 1 pound in year

Japan TV: Tepco was victim of “cyber attack” in past year

Nov. 7 — Japan’s state-run TV station reported, “NHK asked 10 electric power companies that manage nuclear power plants if they have experienced attacks on their computer networks in the past year. Tokyo Electric Power Company, Hokkaido Electric Power Company and Tohoku Electric Power Company said they had received targeted cyber attacks.”

Significant rise in cancer risk within 5 years after exposure to ‘low-dose’ radiation — 12% increase after 40 millisieverts

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Nov. 7 — A Japanese-language report from Nov. 3 headlined: Important papers on low-dose radiation cancer risk: a significant increase in cancer at 10 mSv – Cancer risk significantly rises at dosage of 10 – 40 mSV: Research by McGill team (Google translation)

“Fukagawa, Hokkaido Hospital physician introduces the important papers by eloping Matsuzaki’s . . . → Read More: Significant rise in cancer risk within 5 years after exposure to ‘low-dose’ radiation — 12% increase after 40 millisieverts

Japan’s Emperor hospitalized: “He appeared fatigued and has lost some resistance to fight his illness” — Traveled to disaster area in April

Japanese emperor to be admitted to the hospital on bronchitis fears, Reuters, November 7, 2011:

“Japanese Emperor Akihito is due to be hospitalized on Sunday with a cold, fever and symptoms of bronchitis, Kyodo news agency reported [...] because the fever worsened the bronchitis symptoms and he appeared fatigued and has lost some resistance . . . → Read More: Japan’s Emperor hospitalized: “He appeared fatigued and has lost some resistance to fight his illness” — Traveled to disaster area in April

Japan TV host diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — Had been eating Fukushima produce on show

#Radiation in Japan: Small News and Baseless Rumors, EX-SKF, November 6, 2011:

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“A 63-year-old TV newscaster has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and is now hospitalized, getting ready for chemo. He felt a strange lump in his neck on October 28, he says. (Various news sources including: Zakzak 11/7/2011, Yomiuri . . . → Read More: Japan TV host diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — Had been eating Fukushima produce on show

California nuke plant detected 4,000% more iodine-131 than UC Berkeley during Fukushima peak

June 2011 – Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Monitoring for Japan Nuclear Accident, via Enformable:

Highest detection of iodine-131 was March 20, 2011 @ 5.07e-12 microcuries/cubic centimeter -Source

5.07e-12 microcuries/cubic centimeter = 0.00507 picocuries/liter (Conversion Tool)

0.00507 picocuries/liter divided by 27 picocuries per Becquerel = 0.000188 Bq/liter of iodine-131

UCB Air Sampling Results . . . → Read More: California nuke plant detected 4,000% more iodine-131 than UC Berkeley during Fukushima peak

University Researcher: We’ve seen radioactive ‘rain-outs’ in Oregon and Washington — Areas with “a lot more radiation” (VIDEO)

University Researcher: We’ve seen radioactive ‘rain-outs’ in areas of Oregon and Washington — Areas with “a lot more radiation” (VIDEO)

Title: Interview – Marco Kaltofen – Airborne Radiation Spread

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Date: Nov 6, 2011

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Interview with Marco Kaltofen, PE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, about his research studying airborne radioactive particles from Fukushima and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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We’ve also occasionally seen rain-outs… A rain storm deposits radiation . . . → Read More: University Researcher: We’ve seen radioactive ‘rain-outs’ in Oregon and Washington — Areas with “a lot more radiation” (VIDEO)