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195,000,000 Bq/L of cesium detected in Unit No. 3 turbine building — Basement is filled 10 feet deep with this highly radioactive water — No testing for strontium

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Title: Result of nuclide analysis of the accumulated water on the basement of Turbine Building 3U and 4U Fukushima Daiichi NPS Source: Tepco Date: Feb 13, 2012

Reactor No. 3 Turbine Building

Cs-134 @ 85,000 Bq/cm3 Cs-137 @ 110,000 Bq/cm3

Total Cesium @ 195,000 Bq/cm3 or 195 million Bq/liter

Water depth in building is . . . → Read More: 195,000,000 Bq/L of cesium detected in Unit No. 3 turbine building — Basement is filled 10 feet deep with this highly radioactive water — No testing for strontium

FORUM: General Discussion Thread for Feb. 14 – 21, 2012

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If . . . → Read More: FORUM: General Discussion Thread for Feb. 14 – 21, 2012

Hospital doctor says patients suffering high-level radiation exposure from Fukushima — Complains media are not reporting his findings

Title: Put children before politics Source: SENTAKU MAGAZINE via Japan Times Date: Feb. 14, 2012

[...] A medical doctor working in the contaminated area has said the government has been moving much too slowly to cope with the situation. [...]

The municipal hospital at Minami-Soma, about 30 km from the nuclear plant, measured 100,000 . . . → Read More: Hospital doctor says patients suffering high-level radiation exposure from Fukushima — Complains media are not reporting his findings

Fukushima cities, hospitals say they can't wait any longer for gov't to help them -- Still only a "small number" of Minami-Soma citizens have been checked for internal exposure

Title: Put children before politics Source: SENTAKU MAGAZINE via Japan Times Date: Feb. 14, 2012

[...] The Fukushima prefectural government is not helping the hospital, either [...]

[...] no funds have gone to the Minami-Soma Municipal Hospital for purchasing the [Whole Body Counters (WBC)] devices [...]

Not only citizens of Minami-Soma but also those . . . → Read More: Fukushima cities, hospitals say they can’t wait any longer for gov’t to help them — Still just a “small number” of Minami-Soma citizens have been checked for internal exposure

Reuters Interview: “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I’ve lost 8 kg and when I went to the doctor I threw up everything I took” (VIDEO)

Title: Video – Ghost Towns of Fukushima Source: Reuters Date: Feb 13, 2012 Myoko Takeda, on third trip back into evacuation zone

It’s as if I have depression. I can’t sleep I can’t eat, I’ve lost 8 kg and when i went to the doctor I threw up everything I took. Now i cant . . . → Read More: Reuters Interview: “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I’ve lost 8 kg and when I went to the doctor I threw up everything I took” (VIDEO)

Yomiuri: Right after Tepco’s test, temperature rose sharply and went overscale — Reporters starting to ask questions

Yomiuri Shinbun translated by EX-SKF:

[...] TEPCO conducted the test of the electric circuit of the thermocouple from the central control room from 2PM. The electrical resistance was higher than normal, which would result in the temperature indicated by the thermocouple higher (than the actual temperature). Right after the test, the temperature showed 342 . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Right after Tepco’s test, temperature rose sharply and went overscale — Reporters starting to ask questions

Reporter asks if Tepco test caused device to break — Nuclear experts doubt foregone conclusion of instrument failure at Reactor No. 2

This is a follow-up to: Tepco: Cable inside the thermometer is probably cut at Reactor No. 2

Title: Reactor 2 RPV Bottom 91.2 Degrees Celsius (TEPCO Press Conference 11AM, 2/13/2012 11AM) Source: EX-SKF Date: Feb 13, 2012 (Morning)

Matsumoto said the temperature may change because they are conducting some test of the instrument.

Title: . . . → Read More: Reporter asks if Tepco test caused device to break — Nuclear experts doubt foregone conclusion of instrument failure at Reactor No. 2

Tepco: Cable inside the thermometer is probably cut at Reactor No. 2

Title: TEPCO:broken thermometer may show high temperature Source: NHK Date: Monday, February 13, 2012 21:17 +0900 (JST)

Tokyo Electric Power Company says a malfunctioning thermometer at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is likely to blame for the high temperature reading in one of the reactors. [...]

The company says an inspection showed . . . → Read More: Tepco: Cable inside the thermometer is probably cut at Reactor No. 2

Reuters: Contamination concerns growing… High radiation levels 270+ km from meltdowns — Gundersen: Over half of Japanese living in contaminated areas… Includes places 400 km away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

Title: Tragedy in Fukushima: when can we go back to home again? Source: Reuters Author: Kim Kyung-Hoon Date: February 13, 2012

[...] Two million Fukushima residents have growing concerns surrounding radiation contamination. Masks to prevent radiation from getting into their respiratory organs have been necessities for children and they were advised not to play . . . → Read More: Reuters: Contamination concerns growing… High radiation levels 270+ km from meltdowns — Gundersen: Over half of Japanese living in contaminated areas… Includes places 400 km away from Fukushima (VIDEO)

Nuclear Expert on Reactor No. 2 Footage: Sort of like a scene out of Alien, everything is kind of dripping and oozing (AUDIO) — Tepco Today: There’s little sign of steam

Title: New Fukushima scare blamed on faulty thermometer Source: Reuters Date: Feb 13, 2012 2:02am EST

[...] Junichi Matsumoto, Tepco’s general manager, told reporters on Monday [...] there was little sign of steam, which would be produced when water is at such a high temperature, and Tepco believes the reactor is still in cold . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert on Reactor No. 2 Footage: Sort of like a scene out of Alien, everything is kind of dripping and oozing (AUDIO) — Tepco Today: There’s little sign of steam

Former top Japan nuclear official appalled by his new findings: Iodine-133 likely a major contributor to thyroid dose after Fukushima — Much bigger health concern than I-131 (VIDEO)

Title: Arnold Gundersen with the first 2012 Fukushima update Source: If You Love This Planet Radio with Dr. Helen Caldicott Date: Feb. 11, 2011

This week Dr Caldicott receives another update on Fukushima from nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen. After this conversation, we hear another excerpt of Dr. Caldicott’s lecture at a conference on Chernobyl . . . → Read More: Former top Japan nuclear official appalled by his new findings: Iodine-133 likely a major contributor to thyroid dose after Fukushima — Much bigger health concern than I-131 (VIDEO)

Off the Scale: Reactor No. 2 temperature exceeded 400°C — Tepco says device broken — Reporter asks about recriticality

Title: “Failure to ensure” thermometer Unit 2 reactor … abnormal circuitSource: YomiuriDate: Feb 13, 2012Google Translation Tokyo Electric Power Company on August 13, after inspection of the afternoon, and the upper limit of 400 degrees Furikireru beyond the recording thermometer on the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel of Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi . . . → Read More: Off the Scale: Reactor No. 2 temperature exceeded 400°C — Tepco says device broken — Reporter asks about recriticality

Gundersen: They are creating 100 to 1,000 times more radioactive material by burning debris than keeping it in concentrated form (AUDIO)

Title: Arnold Gundersen with the first 2012 Fukushima update; more of Dr. Caldicott’s 2011 speech in Berlin Source: Date:

This week Dr Caldicott receives another update on Fukushima from nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen. After this conversation, we hear another excerpt of Dr. Caldicott’s lecture at a conference on Chernobyl in Berlin in 2011. [...] 

. . . → Read More: Gundersen: They are creating 100 to 1,000 times more radioactive material by burning debris than keeping it in concentrated form (AUDIO)

Professor: Damage to pressure vessel if melted fuel keeps heating up at Reactor No. 2? — Tepco blames faulty gauge, yet still fears rising temps

Title: Hot reading at reactor blamed on faulty gear Source: Japan Times Online Author: KAZUAKI NAGATA and MINORU MATSUTANI Date: Feb 13, 2012

The temperature in the pressure vessel of reactor 2 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant exceeded 90 degrees Monday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, but discounted the reading as . . . → Read More: Professor: Damage to pressure vessel if melted fuel keeps heating up at Reactor No. 2? — Tepco blames faulty gauge, yet still fears rising temps

Bloomberg: Reactor No. 2 temperature breaches safety limit — Now almost double Feb. 1 level — Validity of safety declaration questioned — Nearly 200°F

Title: Tepco Says Fukushima Reactor Temperature Breaches Safety Limit Source: Bloomberg Author: Tsuyoshi Inajima Date: Feb 12, 2012 8:15 PM ET

Tepco Says Fukushima Reactor Temperature Breaches Safety Limit 

[...] No. 2 reactor pressure vessel rose to 89.2 degrees Celsius (192.56 Fahrenheit) as of 8:00 a.m. today, higher than the 80 degrees limit, Naohiro . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Reactor No. 2 temperature breaches safety limit — Now almost double Feb. 1 level — Validity of safety declaration questioned — Nearly 200°F