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Japan journalist on rumors about Fukushima workers: “Pretty credible reports coming out — probably from the hospital staff — that they’re beyond capacity and don’t know what to do” (VIDEO)

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Former editor of the Japan Times Weekly Yoichi Shimatsu appeared on the Jeff Rense Radio program on Nov. 7 and discussed a rumor circulating Japan about dead workers being kept at a hospital in Fukushima prefecture.

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Rumor circulating via Twitter in Japan: Many more Fukushima workers dead than revealed — Bodies may . . . → Read More: Japan journalist on rumors about Fukushima workers: “Pretty credible reports coming out — probably from the hospital staff — that they’re beyond capacity and don’t know what to do” (VIDEO)

Senator: We need agressive plan to deal with mass of “toxic debris” headed to US from Japan — Concern over hazards to people, fish & clogged waterways

U.S. must have plan to deal with huge debris field from Japan, The Olympian, November 10, 2011:

[...] “U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell [(D-WA) ...] recently inserted an amendment into a Senate bill that instructs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to come up with a contingency plan for what could be the biggest onslaught . . . → Read More: Senator: We need agressive plan to deal with mass of “toxic debris” headed to US from Japan — Concern over hazards to people, fish & clogged waterways

Gundersen: New US plant designs very near being licensed by NRC without any Fukushima modifications (VIDEO)

Gundersen’s Latest: New US plant designs very near being licensed by NRC without any including any Fukushima modifications (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima and Its Impact Upon the Westinghouse-Toshiba Designed AP1000 Atomic Power Plant

Source: Fairewinds Associates

Date: Nov. 10, 2011

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Fairewinds Chief Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen: New US plant designs “very near to being licensed without any including any Fukushima modifications”.

Fukushima and Its Impact Upon the Westinghouse-Toshiba Designed AP1000 . . . → Read More: Gundersen: New US plant designs very near being licensed by NRC without any Fukushima modifications (VIDEO)

Breach in cladding caused plutonium release in Idaho — Workers exposed to ‘high levels’ allowed to go home and return for more tests

INL Holds Press Conference About Plutonium Accident, KPVI, Nov. 9 at 8:03 pm ET:

[...] “Tuesday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. a container was opened inside the Zero Power Physics Reactor building, and employees were exposed to a high level of plutonium” [...]

INL Materials and Fuels Complex Nuclear Operations Director Philip Breidenbach: . . . → Read More: Breach in cladding caused plutonium release in Idaho — Workers exposed to ‘high levels’ allowed to go home and return for more tests

Top Indian nuke official: Fukushima “not a nuclear accident” … MORE

SOURCE: The Hindu

AEC chief puts odds of N-plant accidents at ‘1-in-infinity’, The Hindu, November 10, 2011:

Excerpts from  a speech by Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Srikumar Banerjee on Nov. 10

“The probability of an accident due to a nuclear plant is one is to infinity” “There are nearly 14,000 nuclear plants . . . → Read More: Top Indian nuke official: Fukushima “not a nuclear accident” … MORE

Largest pieces of radioactive tsunami debris could arrive on West Coast of US and Canada “within days” — Simulation shows it arriving now

Japan tsunami debris could reach B.C. in days: oceanographer, National Post, Nov. 10, 2011:

“The largest items swept out to sea following the Japanese tsunami in March could arrive on the B.C. coastline within days, oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer predicted on Wednesday.”

“The main part of the 20-million-tonne debris field, equivalent in size to the . . . → Read More: Largest pieces of radioactive tsunami debris could arrive on West Coast of US and Canada “within days” — Simulation shows it arriving now

“It is not much fun being part of a medical experiment” says worker — Fukushima a center of radiation ‘safety’ research?

Nuclear energy: A hotter topic than ever, Financial Times, Nov. 9, 2011:

“The crisis will yield unprecedentedly detailed information on the effect of radiation exposure in coming decades. There are plans to make Fukushima a centre of radiation safety research. The prefectural government proposes to monitor the health of the population of more than . . . → Read More: “It is not much fun being part of a medical experiment” says worker — Fukushima a center of radiation ‘safety’ research?

ABC: Children’s growth stunted around Fukushima meltdown (AUDIO)

Nov. 9 — The latest report by ABC Australia’s Mark Willacy examines how children’s growth has been stunted in the shadow of the Fukushima meltdown.

Willacy’s Fukushima coverage has been consistently informative and well done. Unfortunately, this segment is based on the premise that the children’s lack of weight gain is attributed to lack of . . . → Read More: ABC: Children’s growth stunted around Fukushima meltdown (AUDIO)

Another ‘hotspot’ in Setagaya, Tokyo? 7.356 µSv/hr at entrance to apartment building (PHOTO)

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Google translation of Tweet on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm ET via @n0ri_tiki:

“Osan City, a ministry Jays Kasuya Setagaya 7.356μSv / h, respectively slow-moving! (HORIBA Radi PA-1000)”

Google translation of Tweet on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm ET via @n0ri_tiki:

“If you find this number is more than enough already. Ward . . . → Read More: Another ‘hotspot’ in Setagaya, Tokyo? 7.356 µSv/hr at entrance to apartment building (PHOTO)