More bruise on eastern Japanese, Fukushima Diary, Dec. 13, 2011:
Japanese famous people are blogging about their mysterious bruise as well.
Nakagawa Shoko, a Japanese idol (SOURCE)
Blogged about her bruise around her thighs on Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 She says she doesn’t know why she had them, and they look huge
Inoue . . . → Read More: Report: Famous Japanese women blogging about mysterious bruises (PHOTOS)
Real cause of nuclear crisis, Japan Times (abridged translation of an article from the December issue of Sentaku), Dec. 12, 2011 (Emphasis Added): Atsuo Watanabe, former designer of containment vessels at Toshiba Corp. (Oct. 26)
Most fundamental cause of the Fukushima plant fiasco probably lay in the blind acceptance of the safety standards adopted . . . → Read More: Japan nuclear expert blames U.S. for Fukushima
Editorial: Japan’s nuclear meltdown shouldn’t close U.S. plants, USA Today, Dec. 12, 2011:
Some interesting excerpts (Emphasis Added)
The Japanese nuclear power plant catastrophe that transfixed the world in March has dropped down the list of things to lose sleep over For all its drawbacks, nuclear power remains an indispensable part of the U.S. . . . → Read More: Shock? Major US paper runs pro-nuke editorial claiming Fukushima survived earthquake… AND tsunami! — Says US should not close ‘reliable’ US nuclear plants
Fukushima situation far from stabilizing-expert, Voice of Russia, Dec 13, 2011:
Vladimir Chuprov, the head of the energy department of Russia’s Greenpeace
Situation at the moment at Fukushima in Japan at whole is not stabilized Dangerous radionuclides such as Cesium 137 is identified in the children food Food, especially the sea-food is . . . → Read More: Russian Expert: ‘Fukushima situation far from stabilizing’
IAEA Project To Monitor Radioactive Substances In Pacific Ocean Region, RTT Global Financial Newswires, Dec. 13, 2011:
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is implementing a Technical Cooperation (TC) Project for countries throughout the Pacific Ocean region to monitor radioactive substances Twenty-one IAEA Member-States and three non-member States are participating in the project The . . . → Read More: RTT: Countries throughout Pacific region concerned Fukushima radiation may damage coastal zones and affect people
Biggest radiation dose outside Fukushima zone -report, Reuters, Dec 13, 2011 (Emphasis Added):
Residents outside the Fukushima exclusion zone were likely most exposed to radiation in the four months after [March 11] Greatest exposure was in the town of Iitate Residents were allowed to take their time to leave Located 40 km (25 miles) . . . → Read More: Reuters: Gov’t says biggest radiation dose was OUTSIDE exclusion zone — 19 millisievert average in Iitate — May be even higher
Many In Fukushima Exposed To Radiation Above Permitted Levels -Survey, Wall Street Journal by Yuka Hayashi, Dec. 13, 2011:
Official survey released Tuesday By the Fukushima Prefecture local government Looked at the cumulative external radiation exposure In the four months following the March 11 Residents of Namie, Iitate and part of Kawamata towns Towns . . . → Read More: WSJ: Many in Fukushima exposed to radiation well above permitted level, new research shows — “Survey did NOT look at internal exposure”
Nuclear countries came close to solving problem of radioactive waste, Mainichi Japan, December 13, 2011:
The disposal of radioactive waste is an issue that drags on the promotion of nuclear power generation. Unless a fundamental solution to the problem is found, all spent nuclear fuel storage facilities will be filled sooner or later, making . . . → Read More: Australia ‘came within an inch’ of agreeing to store over 30% of world’s spent nuclear fuel — Europe eyed next
Japan nuclear expert Setsuo Fujiwara’s interview with SPA magazine, published Dec. 13, 2011, translation via EX-SKF (best-effort translation without detailed technical knowledge of nuclear physics, subject to revision) [Emphasis Added]:
Background of Mr. Setsuo Fujiwara
Worked at Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) Nuclear plant inspector One of those experts who know the nuclear . . . → Read More: Japan Expert: It was a nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — I believe fuel rods were blown out of spent fuel pool
Helen Caldicott Interview, The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Dec. 11, 2011:
NYT: Helen Caldicott, a pediatrician, is founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. A native of Australia, she left her Harvard Medical School post in 1980 to work full-time on anti-nuclear education.
At 2:39 in
May I say that North . . . → Read More: Radiation Expert: “North America has received quite a large fallout” — “Incredible increase in cancer, leukemia, genetic disease… Not just in Japan but in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly North America” (VIDEO)
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