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Canadian Official: Iodine-131 in rainwater was above recommended level for drinking water during March — “It should not exceed the guideline” — Gov’t failed to disclose findings

Radioactive iodine in rainwater: Public was in the dark, Montreal Gazette by Alex Roslin, January 14, 2012:

After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Canadian health officials assured a nervous public that virtually no radioactive fallout had drifted to Canada.

But last March, a Health Canada monitoring station in Calgary detected an average of 8.18 becquerels . . . → Read More: Canadian Official: Iodine-131 in rainwater was above recommended level for drinking water during March — “It should not exceed the guideline” — Gov’t failed to disclose findings

Physician suspects Canada will see more cancers, decreased fetal viability, decreased fertility from Fukushima — We expect them to be generational

After Fukushima, fish tales, Montreal Gazette by Alex Roslin, Jan. 13, 2012:

[...] Dr. Dale Dewar wasn’t convinced. Dewar, a family physician in Wynyard, Sask., doesn’t eat a lot of seafood herself, but when her grandchildren come to visit, she carefully checks seafood labels.

She wants to make sure she isn’t serving them anything . . . → Read More: Physician suspects Canada will see more cancers, decreased fetal viability, decreased fertility from Fukushima — We expect them to be generational

Journalist: Hospital did no treatment on dead Tepco worker, simply called police — Officers took body away for autopsy

Autopsy Planned (or Done) for the Worker Who Died at Fukushima I Nuke Plant?, EX-SKF, Jan, 12, 2012:

(UPDATE from Ryuichi Kino: The police took the body right after the ambulance arrived at the hospital. So the worker had been dead. He’s asking how TEPCO (who had the personnel at the hospital) considered the . . . → Read More: Journalist: Hospital did no treatment on dead Tepco worker, simply called police — Officers took body away for autopsy

Japan Radiation Professor: Women can’t control themselves — Leads to stress, then teeth & hair fall out

Excerpts from Yasumi Iwakami’s recent interview with Shinzo Kimura — radiation specialist at Dokkyo University and former researcher at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Ministry of Health and Labor)Translated by EX-SKF

Iwakami: What is Ms. Numauchi suffering from? Is it from radiation, stress, or something else? What do you think?

Kimura: . . . → Read More: Japan Radiation Professor: Women can’t control themselves — Leads to stress, then teeth & hair fall out

Gov’ts refuse to provide funds to research Fukushima effects — “Virtually zero monitoring” — “Disconcerting how big of an event Fukushima was and how little data are out there”

After Fukushima, fish tales, Montreal Gazette by Alex Roslin, Jan. 13, 2012:

[...] After governments refused to provide funds, Buesseler, Fisher and other scientists secured funds from a private foundation for a research voyage in the Pacific to gather radiation data on fish, plankton and water. [...]

Nicholas Fisher, a marine sciences professor at . . . → Read More: Gov’ts refuse to provide funds to research Fukushima effects — “Virtually zero monitoring” — “Disconcerting how big of an event Fukushima was and how little data are out there”

Strange: Dramatic drop in background radiation just before radioactive cloud detected in Australia

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Brief large spike in local background radiation. What caused it?, Sunshine Coast Computer Club by Peter Daley, Jan. 9, 2012:

Time

8th January 2012 Geiger Counter Alarm starting going off at around 6.30 pm Raised radiation levels lasted until around 9.45 pm

Location

Sunshine Coast, Australia [Queensland]

Conditions

Wind direction was NNE . . . → Read More: Strange: Dramatic drop in background radiation just before radioactive cloud detected in Australia

Defective Meter? Temperature in Reactor 2 doubles, rises above 100ºC — Tepco assuming low possibility of re-criticality

Breaking News: Possible rapid increase of temperature at Reactor 2, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 13, 2012:

One of the heat gauges at or near the bottom of the container vessel of reactor 2 measured heat over 100℃. [...]

17:00 1/12: 48.4℃ 23:00 1/12: 102.3℃ 5:00 1/13: 116.4℃

[...] Tepco still asserts it’s in the state . . . → Read More: Defective Meter? Temperature in Reactor 2 doubles, rises above 100ºC — Tepco assuming low possibility of re-criticality