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New Scientist asks “How did the population of Fukushima prefecture dodge the radioactivity?” — Chernobyl 10 times more radiation

Radiation levels in Fukushima are lower than predicted – health, New Scientist, Nov. 16, 2011 (Emphasis Added):

The fallout from the radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan may be less severe than predicted. [...]

How did the population of Fukushima prefecture dodge the radioactivity? Gerry Thomas at Imperial College London, . . . → Read More: New Scientist asks “How did the population of Fukushima prefecture dodge the radioactivity?” — Chernobyl 10 times more radiation

Japan nuclear minister with strange sores on face (PHOTOS) — Emperor unable to leave hospital: “He has lost his appetite”… New respiratory infection?

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Emperor to remain in hospital for fever, cough, NHK, Nov. 16, 2011:

Emperor Akihito will remain hospitalized for the time being for a persistent fever. [...] He was scheduled to leave last Friday, but was unable to do so because his fever had returned. The doctors said the Emperor’s temperature is still high and . . . → Read More: Japan nuclear minister with strange sores on face (PHOTOS) — Emperor unable to leave hospital: “He has lost his appetite”… New respiratory infection?

Radiation now triple May levels in Soma City’s Niida River, double for Mano River

Higher radiation detected downstream in Fukushima, NHK, Wednesday, November 16, 2011:

Officials took sand samples from 2 rivers in September.

[...] The downstream levels of the [Niida] river in an area of Soma City were 13,000 becquerels. [...] measurements had tripled.

Cesium levels near the mouth of the Mano River in another part . . . → Read More: Radiation now triple May levels in Soma City’s Niida River, double for Mano River

Major Website: Mystery cloud of dangerous iodine-131 over Europe is absolutely cause for concern — Certainly deserves more than 129 words by IAEA

Radioactive Particles Are Spreading Across Europe and Nobody Knows Why, Gizmodo (#260 in US), Nov. 15, 2011:

[...] So how would [the postulated reasons of pharmaceutical companies or nuclear submarines or transportation of radioactive materials] explain contamination that spans hundreds and hundreds of miles?

The International Atomic Energy Agency says “the current trace levels . . . → Read More: Major Website: Mystery cloud of dangerous iodine-131 over Europe is absolutely cause for concern — Certainly deserves more than 129 words by IAEA

WATCH: Fukushima worker films as radiation spikes to 1.32 sieverts per hour (1,320,000 microsieverts/hr)

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1.3 Sv/h at reactor 3, Fukushima Diary, Nov. 16, 2011:

At the press conference of Tepco, 11/16/2011, Tepco published the video when a robot cleaned a rail in reactor 3.

A helmet is in the sight sometimes. Tepco used a robot because the radiation level is too high in reactor 3, but the video . . . → Read More: WATCH: Fukushima worker films as radiation spikes to 1.32 sieverts per hour (1,320,000 microsieverts/hr)

26 houses ‘decontaminated’, only 4 were reduced to target — Official: “Radiation levels will not drop as easily as expected”

Decontamination of houses under way, The Daily Yomiuri, Nov. 15, 2011:

According to the municipal government, decontamination operations were conducted on 26 households in two districts during the three weeks from Oct. 26 through Nov. 14. However, radiation levels dropped to target levels at only four of the households.

An official at the municipal . . . → Read More: 26 houses ‘decontaminated’, only 4 were reduced to target — Official: “Radiation levels will not drop as easily as expected”

Fukushima Diary: “I’m under their surveillance… I can’t post everything I know” — Next day writes “4 men interrogated me”

Fukushima Diary: “I’m under their surveillance — I can’t post everything I know”

Escape plan 11/12, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, November 14, 2011:

I receive threats from who should never know my address etc..

They also disturbe me trying to find the truth.

That’s why I can no longer say where/when I’m going.

[...]

. . . → Read More: Fukushima Diary: “I’m under their surveillance… I can’t post everything I know” — Next day writes “4 men interrogated me”

Radiation precautions for areas near Seattle, Vancouver, Portland? “Perhaps you need to wash your shoes”… and other things (VIDEO)

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Arnie Gundersen on Five O’clock Shadow with Robert Knight, WBAI, Nov. 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm EDT:

Excerpts from interview with nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen, at ~22:00 in

Obviously Japan is a messs, but we also found in the Cascades, that’s in the Pacific Northwest… Local contamination throughout the Cascades on the order of . . . → Read More: Radiation precautions for areas near Seattle, Vancouver, Portland? “Perhaps you need to wash your shoes”… and other things (VIDEO)

NRC email 10 hours after quake: “We all need to say a prayer” — “They are struggling to shut down the plant” in Fukushima

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March 11th, 2011 – They are struggling to shut down the plant – We all need to say a prayer, Enformable, Nov. 15, 2011:

From: Rudland, David [Senior Materials Engineer at U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission] Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:54 AM To: ‘Bud Brust’ Subject: RE: Fukushima Daiichi Reactors

No, at this point, . . . → Read More: NRC email 10 hours after quake: “We all need to say a prayer” — “They are struggling to shut down the plant” in Fukushima

City workers in Date find radiation rising ‘unexpectedly’ below surface… While another buried radium bottle blamed for Tokyo hotspot

2nd bottle found underground in Tokyo radiation case, Kyodo, Nov. 15, 2011:

A bottle believed to have contained radium was found underground near a supermarket in Tokyo’s Setagawa Ward on Tuesday [...]

An official of the ward office said the substance inside the bottle was highly likely to be radium 226. The bottle was . . . → Read More: City workers in Date find radiation rising ‘unexpectedly’ below surface… While another buried radium bottle blamed for Tokyo hotspot

WBAI: “There should be grave concern in Japan” — Country to see 20 to 30 percent increase in cancer, maybe even higher in Fukushima — Gov’t deliberately playing down significance (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen on Five O’clock Shadow with Robert Knight, WBAI, Nov. 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm EDT:

At 15:30 in

Japan to see a cancer increase of 20 to 30 percent, perhaps even higher in Fukushima “There should be grave concern in Japan” Japan gov’t deliberately downplaying significance

Listen to the full broadcast . . . → Read More: WBAI: “There should be grave concern in Japan” — Country to see 20 to 30 percent increase in cancer, maybe even higher in Fukushima — Gov’t deliberately playing down significance (VIDEO)

Japan TV: Journalists on Fukushima tour ordered to put cameras down as radiation readings spiked (VIDEO)

Japan TV: Journalists on Fukushima tour ordered to put cameras down as radiation readings spiked (VIDEO)

Title: ANN News from KHB Channel. Fukushima report was controlled by somebody on the bus. – YouTube

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Description: ANN News from KHB Channel.8 months after nuclear disaster a Fukushima report was controlled by male on the bus after they passed 3-4 reactor probably heading to reactor Nr. . . . → Read More: Japan TV: Journalists on Fukushima tour ordered to put cameras down as radiation readings spiked (VIDEO)

“Quite Exceptional”: France reveals detection of iodine-131 — Says it could be from nuclear reactor

France detects radioactive iodine traces in air , Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 2011:

[...] Concentrations of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels per cubic metre were detected last week at four monitoring stations in northern and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.

“Although the presence of iodine . . . → Read More: “Quite Exceptional”: France reveals detection of iodine-131 — Says it could be from nuclear reactor

Translated Tepco Testimony: “The moment I entered the reactor building, the soles of my shoes melted” — Very high levels of radiation and temperature

Nov. 15 — The Denki Shimbun has published the English version of yesterdays Japanese-only article seen here.

Testimony by workers on the site of stricken Fukushima I NPS, The Denki Shimbun, Nov. 15, 2011:

“The moment I entered the reactor building, the soles of my shoes melted.”

Some statements are coming out from workers . . . → Read More: Translated Tepco Testimony: “The moment I entered the reactor building, the soles of my shoes melted” — Very high levels of radiation and temperature

WSJ: High radioactivity has experts ‘puzzled’ and Tokyo-area residents alarmed — Study says “relatively large doses of tainted materials” were dumped on parts of Tokyo

The Radioactive Rains of March, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2011:

Discoveries of patches of high radioactivity known as hot spots in bedroom communities just outside of Tokyo have puzzled experts and alarmed residents. A new study offers a simple answer to why these towns well over 100 miles from Fukushima became so contaminated: . . . → Read More: WSJ: High radioactivity has experts ‘puzzled’ and Tokyo-area residents alarmed — Study says “relatively large doses of tainted materials” were dumped on parts of Tokyo

New contamination map shows Cesium-137 deposited over 900 km from Fukushima… Extends west of Hiroshima

Study shows nuclear crisis may have polluted wider areas of Japan, DPA, November 15, 2011:

Radioactivity from a damaged nuclear plant may have contaminated wider areas of Japan than previously thought, a study by a team of researchers showed Tuesday.  [...]

Radioisotopes of elements including caesium, tellurium and iodine were blown more than . . . → Read More: New contamination map shows Cesium-137 deposited over 900 km from Fukushima… Extends west of Hiroshima

Americium-241 and Plutonium detected in ALL soil samples off Fukushima coast — Tepco says NOT caused by meltdowns

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TEPCO : Press Release | The results of nuclide analyses of radioactive materials in the ocean soil off the coast of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (continued report 40)

Press Release (Nov 15,2011)

We had been studying to implement sampling surveys on the ocean soil, completed preparations and conducted the surveys on April 29, . . . → Read More: Americium-241 and Plutonium detected in ALL soil samples off Fukushima coast — Tepco says NOT caused by meltdowns