Title: Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture Cathode End 30.0 μSv/h
Uploaded by: kiseki06office
Date: Nov 28, 2011
Description: Measure 30.0μSv / h in rain prefab offices in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture Seo. http://directorzone.cyberlink.com/video/848233
#Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 2: Temperature Gauges Go Haywire, EX-SKF, Nov. 29, 2011:
Some of the temperature gauges for the Reactor 2 Suppression Chamber and the Containment Vessel seem to be malfunctioning.
In each case, only one gauge out of several seems to be affected. Cause unknown, according to TEPCO. Countermeasures: closer monitoring . . . → Read More: EX-SKF: “Some terminal feeling at Fuku-I, where all they could do is to monitor the gauges” — More on temperature readings at Reactor No. 2
Title: Chernobyl: A Million Casualties – YouTube
Uploaded by: piucaprim
Date: Mar 24, 2011
Description: A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. Published . . . → Read More: World Health Organization “beholden” to IAEA since 1959 — Can’t release a report without their agreement — “Like having Dracula guard the blood bank” (VIDEO)
EX-SKF is reporting (Emphasis Added):
Angler Who Died of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Didn’t Live Inside 30 Km Radius of Fuku-I and didn’t eat fish inside the 30 kilometer radius, according to the irate journalist who had written about the angler cum journalist in the Rod and Reel magazine.
As it stands, for now, the . . . → Read More: UPDATE: Report says deceased angler/journalist did NOT live or eat fish from inside 30 km of Fukuhima plant — Hospitalized for 3 weeks before passing on Sept. 16 of acute lymphocytic leukemia at age 24
High Radiation Levels in Kashiwa Linked to TEPCO N-Plant, Jiji Press, Nov. 28, 2011:
The Ministry of Environment said Monday that high radiation levels detected in soil in Kashiwa, northeast of Tokyo, in October are likely to be from radioactive cesium released from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima [...]
The ministry said it believes . . . → Read More: Jiji: High radiation levels near Tokyo linked to Fukushima — Rain caused 29,250,000 Bq/m² in soil says gov’t — Almost DOUBLE last gov’t test
Fukushima chief steps down due to illness, Fukushima Diary, Nov. 28, 2011:
The tweet of the actual Fukushima worker is below:
I heard chief Yoshida stepping down for the first time this evening. I was so shocked. I thought he was fine though.. It seems like it was very confidential.
Everyone was shocked, . . . → Read More: Fukushima Worker Tweets: TEPCO told hospitalized chief to step down — “Yoshida is expected to talk about the truth when he finally becomes free”
#Radioactive Ocean: NHK Survey Shows 1.74 Microsievert/Hr at Ocean Bottom off Fukushima, EX-SKF, Nov. 27, 2011:
That was one piece of new information from NHK’s ETV (Educational TV) program aired on November 27 at 10PM in Japan, “Mapping the Radiation Contamination – Marine Contamination“, 4th in the series.
Tweets from viewers in Japan:
NHK . . . → Read More: NHK finds radioactive silver in abalone liver at 1,800 Bq/kg over 10 km offshore — 1.74 microsieverts/hr on seafloor — Radiation unexpectedly transported south toward Tokyo
Fukushima nuclear plant boss Masao Yoshida in hospital but it’s NOT to do with radiation, Daily Mail, Nov. 28, 2011:
[...] Mr Yoshida’s sudden illness has come to light just weeks addressing journalists who had been granted access into the plant earlier this month for the first time since the catastrophe.
He said: ‘In . . . → Read More: “I’m going to die” thought hospitalized Fukushima chief early on in crisis — Recently said radiation levels remain dangerous
Post-Fukushima, Nuclear Power Changes Latitudes, Daily Beast, Nov. 28, 2011 (Emphasis Added):
[...] Developed countries are slowing or shuttering their nuclear-power programs, while states to their south, in the world’s hotspots (think the Middle East and Far East), are pushing to build reactors of their own. [...]
Post-Fukushima Reaction in the North
Germany permanently . . . → Read More: Daily Beast: “Nuclear power’s future is literally headed south” post-Fukushima — Developed countries are slowing or shuttering their programs
Fukushima fallout: time to quit nuclear power altogether, Christian Science Monitor by Lester R. Brown and Yul Choi, November 28, 2011:
Experience in northern Japan illustrates that even incremental investment in nuclear power threatens human civilization. The Fukushima disaster should once and for all drive global society away from nuclear power, and toward renewable . . . → Read More: Major US Paper: Time to quit nuclear power altogether — “Threatens the very existence of human civilization as we know it”
Head of Fukushima plant quits suddenly due to unnamed illness, Agence France-Presse, Nov. 28, 2011 (Emphasis Added):
The director of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stepping down because of illness, its operator said, without revealing whether his condition was related to radiation.
Masao Yoshida, 56, has been hospitalised and will be relieved . . . → Read More: Head of Fukushima plant hospitalized suddenly from unnamed illness — “I had no choice but to be hospitalised at very short notice”
Temperature has gone “over scale” at reactor 2, Fukushima Diary, November 27, 2011 (Emphasis Added): Unusual Events?
“Today Tepco started their press conference 20 mins late, which is unusual … They did not even prepare documents to explain the current situation of the reactors.” “Considering the unusual atmosphere of Tepco at the press conference, . . . → Read More: Report: TEPCO reveals Reactor No. 2 temperature has gone “over scale” — “Unusual atmosphere” at press conference — Japan journalists suspicious something crucial is being hidden (VIDEO)
Title: 65.17 micro Sv/h, Namie, Tsushima jr hi school, roadside sand. – YouTube
Uploaded by: Birdhairjp
Date: Nov 26, 2011
Description: On 26 Nov 2011, I measured radiation in front of a junior high school in Namie town, Fukushima pref. Japan (Tsushima junior high school)The monitorinig place is 32 km from Fukushima Nuclear . . . → Read More: 65 microsieverts per hour in front of Tsushima junior high school (VIDEO)
A New Urgency to the Problem of Storing Nuclear Waste, New York Times, Nov. 27, 2011:
[...] Right now, worldwide, most spent fuel waste is stored on the site of the facility that produced it, in spent-fuel pools [...]
Some countries are starting to address the waste disposal issue simply because they cannot . . . → Read More: NYT on Spent Fuel Pools: Nuke promoters admit “it’s just gone on for so long, and there’s so much of it” in UK
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