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AP: Amount of radiation released from Fukushima is still unknown — Recent studies suggest Japan continues to significantly underestimate scale of disaster

No-man’s land attests to Japan’s nuclear nightmare, AP, Dec. 27, 2011:

[...] The total amount of radiation released from the plant is still unknown, and the impact of chronic low-dose radiation exposures in and around Fukushima is a matter of scientific debate.

Recent studies also suggest Japan continues to significantly underestimate the scale of . . . → Read More: AP: Amount of radiation released from Fukushima is still unknown — Recent studies suggest Japan continues to significantly underestimate scale of disaster

Scientists: “We are not prepared for this, nobody is prepared” — Debris could bring radioactive contamination to US, Canada — May impact marine life (VIDEO)

Scientists: “We are not prepared for this, nobody is prepared” — Debris could bring radioactive contamination to US, Canada — May impact marine life (VIDEO)

Title: Japan tsunami debris starts to hit US coast

Source: AFP

Date: Dec 26, 2011

Description: As much as 20 million tons of debris is estimated to have washed out to sea when the tsunami struck Japan in March. Now the first traces are appearing on the other side of Pacific ocean, on US . . . → Read More: Scientists: “We are not prepared for this, nobody is prepared” — Debris could bring radioactive contamination to US, Canada — May impact marine life (VIDEO)

Fairewinds: Hot particles bombarded west coast of US and Canada — Contaminated farms and some food sources in US — Radioactive debris island twice size of Texas crossing Pacific

2011 Fairewinds Fundraiser, Maggie Gundersen, Founding Director Fairewinds Energy Education Corp, Dec. 27, 2011:

[...] With your help, Fairewinds Energy Education Corp has created more than 50 videos telling the truth about the failure of four General Electric Mark 1 BWR reactors that rattled the nerves of on-lookers around the world. Vivian Norris of . . . → Read More: Fairewinds: Hot particles bombarded west coast of US and Canada — Contaminated farms and some food sources in US — Radioactive debris island twice size of Texas crossing Pacific

Damage at Unit 2 is what prompted Tepco to discuss evacuating Fukushima workers — Perhaps because reactor “burned continuously for several days” as NRC admits?

Panel: Wide communication gaps hampered response in Fukushima, AJW by The Asahi Shimbun, Dec. 27, 2011:

[...] On March 14, TEPCO officials became concerned about the dangers to the many workers at the plant due to damage to the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor.

Then TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu called Terasaka, the . . . → Read More: Damage at Unit 2 is what prompted Tepco to discuss evacuating Fukushima workers — Perhaps because reactor “burned continuously for several days” as NRC admits?

Busby: “A criminal event” that gov’t failed to reveal true extent of radiation contamination — “Criminal irresponsibility” — “Quite a criminal affair” (VIDEO)

Busby: “A criminal event” that gov’t did not true reveal true extent of radiation contamination — “Criminal irresponsibility” — “Quite a criminal affair” (VIDEO)

Title: Radioactive Lie: ‘Japan response to Fukushima inadequate’

Uploaded by: RussiaToday

Date: on Dec 27, 2011

Description: A newly released report on the Fukushima nuclear crisis says it was down to the plant’s operators being ill-prepared and not responding properly to the earthquake and tsunami disaster. A major government inquiry said some engineers abandoned . . . → Read More: Busby: “A criminal event” that gov’t failed to reveal true extent of radiation contamination — “Criminal irresponsibility” — “Quite a criminal affair” (VIDEO)

Mainichi: After months of torture farmers on verge of losing hope — “I had to receive medicine from my doctor because I can’t even sleep at night”

Fukushima rice farmers asking ‘until when will this continue?’ – The Mainichi Daily News

With the government announcing a possible ban on future rice planting in areas where contaminated rice was detected, farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are on the verge of losing the little hope that has kept them going amidst months of torture.

. . . → Read More: Mainichi: After months of torture farmers on verge of losing hope — “I had to receive medicine from my doctor because I can’t even sleep at night”

Local Official: “If we conduct a survey now, 80 percent of them would say they do not want to return” — Under 20% in June

Many Fukushima evacuees remain reluctant to return to homes near nuclear plant – The Mainichi Daily News

According to a survey conducted by the local government in June, 80 percent of the evacuees from the village said they wanted to return to their homes. But a senior local [Kawauchi] government official said, “If we . . . → Read More: Local Official: “If we conduct a survey now, 80 percent of them would say they do not want to return” — Under 20% in June

Fairewinds: Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl — Japanese face tragedy of a magnitude world has never experienced

2011 Fairewinds Fundraiser, Maggie Gundersen, Founding Director Fairewinds Energy Education Corp, Dec. 27, 2011:

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As we wrap up 2011, we want to thank all our friends and supporters who have sustained and inspired us as we told the truth about the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan.

The collusion between nuclear . . . → Read More: Fairewinds: Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl — Japanese face tragedy of a magnitude world has never experienced

NHK: Extremely high radiation in cedar flowers that release pollen — Not a “great” health hazard says gov’t — 2,000+ grains in a cubic meter of air during season (VIDEO)

High radiation detected in male cedar flowers, NHK, dec. 27, 2011:

Extremely high radiation levels Detected in male flowers of cedar trees Late November to early December to measure the levels of radioactive cesium [Japan's forestry] agency detected 253,000 becquerels of the radioactive substance per kilogram in the flowers collected at Omaru in the . . . → Read More: NHK: Extremely high radiation in cedar flowers that release pollen — Not a “great” health hazard says gov’t — 2,000+ grains in a cubic meter of air during season (VIDEO)

Iodine-131 reported in Tokyo — 10 of 12 sewage plants test positive in December

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Breaking news : Increasing leakage of Iodine131, Fukushima Diary, Dec. 27, 2011:

[...] In December, Iodine 131 was measured at 10 of 12 sewerage disposal plants in Tokyo. The samples are dehydration sludge, taken from 12/1~12/6.

Source: http://www.gesui.metro.tokyo.jp/oshi/infn0579.htm

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Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo at multiple locations during November — 350 . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 reported in Tokyo — 10 of 12 sewage plants test positive in December

Nuclear Minister: Certainly there is increased cancer risk if you are exposed to radioactive material — It can’t be avoided (VIDEO)

Goshi Hosono, Minister of State for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration (Nuclear Accident Minister) with translator

Recorded Dec. 19, 2011Transcript Excerpt

“Certainly if you are exposed to radioactive materials it is true that even though it might me a small percentage, the increased risk that you will encounter of contracting cancer is something . . . → Read More: Nuclear Minister: Certainly there is increased cancer risk if you are exposed to radioactive material — It can’t be avoided (VIDEO)

Physician: “When it comes to Fukushima, we are all downwinders”

Nuclear waste stockpile – Ottawa Citizen

Dale Dewar, Ottawa Executive Director, Physicians for Global Survival (Canada) [...] My physics professor in 1962 was skeptical about the environmental cost of nuclear power. He could not have been the only person to raise a voice of caution so I’m sure that, beneath the superficial history of . . . → Read More: Physician: “When it comes to Fukushima, we are all downwinders”

Top Japan official: Very strong possibility there is nuclear fuel outside containment vessel (VIDEO)

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Goshi Hosono, Minister of State for the Nuclear Power Policy and Administration (Nuclear Accident Minister) with translator

Recorded Dec. 19, 2011

Transcript Summary

In regard to where the nuclear fuel might be there are 3 possibilities: Possibility 1: In pressure vessel Possibility 2: In containment vessel “The third possibility is it [nuclear fuel] might . . . → Read More: Top Japan official: Very strong possibility there is nuclear fuel outside containment vessel (VIDEO)

Entergy President in NYTimes: “No one dismisses the radiological consequences of Fukushima”

SOURCE: Indian Pt. and Fukushima – Alike or Not? – NYTimes.com

[...] No one dismisses the radiological consequences of Fukushima. On the contrary, Entergy and its dedicated and disciplined operators and engineers are expertly operating Indian Point to prevent anything remotely like Fukushima from ever happening.

JOHN HERRONPresident and Chief Nuclear OfficerEntergy NuclearJackson, Miss., . . . → Read More: Entergy President in NYTimes: “No one dismisses the radiological consequences of Fukushima”