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Radiation monitors spike at several locations in western Japan — Highest level recorded in 100 days (CHARTS)

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Follow-up to Radiation spikes throughout Greater Tokyo Area on Feb. 14 — One of highest seen in months (Gov’t Data)

Title: National radioactivity concentration Source: atmc.jp Date: Feb. 15, 2012

Graphed data created based on reports from [...] http://radioactivity.mext.go.jp/ja/monitoring_by_prefecture/

On Feb. 15, several MEXT monitoring stations in the western part Japan showed significant spikes . . . → Read More: Radiation monitors spike at several locations in western Japan — Highest level recorded in 100 days (CHARTS)

Senior Scientist: Irreversible heart damage for children with 50 Bq/kg of Cs-137

Title: Health threat from cesium-137Source: The Japan Times OnlineAuthor: Steve Starr, MT(ASCP)Date: Feb. 16, 2012 Director of Clinical Laboratory Science Program, University of Missouri-Columbia Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility

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[...] Because cesium-137 has a 30-year half-life, the land seriously contaminated by the Fukushima disaster will remain dangerously radioactive for up . . . → Read More: Senior Scientist: Irreversible heart damage for children with 50 Bq/kg of Cs-137

Jiji: Experts warned today there’s high possibility of strong inland quake hitting Fukushima plant — Water 150km deep may seep into fault triggering massive tremor

Title: Inland Quake May Hit Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Study Warns Source: Jiji Press Date: 2012/02/15-23:26

There is a high possibility of a strong inland earthquake hitting the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, experts warned Wednesday. [...]

Water was found some 150 kilometers under the surfaces of the two faults, and the water, . . . → Read More: Jiji: Experts warned today there’s high possibility of strong inland quake hitting Fukushima plant — Water 150km deep may seep into fault triggering massive tremor

Mag: Evidence linking nuclear plants to ill health increasingly compelling, “clear something is going” says prof. — UK gov’t blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise

Title: New study links childhood leukaemia to nuclear power plant radiation Source: The Ecologist Author: Matilda Lee Date: Feb 15, 2012

[...] In the latest development in the debate over to what extent there is a link between childhood leukaemia and radiation from nuclear power plants, a French study has found a doubling . . . → Read More: Mag: Evidence linking nuclear plants to ill health increasingly compelling, “clear something is going” says prof. — UK gov’t blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise

Germany NOT restarting nuclear reactors due to cold as widely reported — In fact, now “massively exporting electricity” to help nuclear-powered France this winter -Reuters

Perhaps you remember this AFP report from last week: Freeze forces Germany to restart nuclear reactors: Report The cold snap gripping Europe has forced Germany, which last year decided to abandon nuclear power, to restart several reactors taken off line, the daily Handelsblatt reports in its Thursday issue.

It is now known the report . . . → Read More: Germany NOT restarting nuclear reactors due to cold as widely reported — In fact, now “massively exporting electricity” to help nuclear-powered France this winter -Reuters

Radiation spikes throughout Greater Tokyo Area on Feb. 14 — One of highest seen in months (Gov’t Data)

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>> UPDATE: Radiation monitors spike at several locations in western Japan — Highest level recorded in 100 days (CHARTS) <<

Title: National radioactivity concentration Source: atmc.jp Date: Feb. 15, 2012

Graphed data created based on reports from [...] http://radioactivity.mext.go.jp/ja/monitoring_by_prefecture/

All MEXT monitoring stations in and around the Greater Tokyo Area showed significant spikes in . . . → Read More: Radiation spikes throughout Greater Tokyo Area on Feb. 14 — One of highest seen in months (Gov’t Data)

UN document: "There would be a hazard around eastern part of Japan" — 60 hours of emissions blowing southwest over Tokyo forecasted last March

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Title: RSMC Tokyo(JP), Obninsk(RU) and Beijing(CN) – Eastern Japan Deposition Source: Enformable Date: Feb 14, 2012

Source: Fukushima Daiichi Release date-time: Mar. 20 – Mar. 23, 2011

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RSMC Beijing and RSMC Tokyo’s exposure areas will spread toward east for the first 24 hours and then spread toward the southwest from the start . . . → Read More: UN document: "There would be a hazard around eastern part of Japan" — 60 hours of emissions blowing southwest over Tokyo forecasted last March

Reactor No. 2 temperature steadily trending downward — Is gauge broken?

Temperature at bottom of Reactor No. 2 pressure vessel, via Tepco handout:

EX-SKF adds: It doesn’t look like the behavior of a thermocouple that has been broken, but what would I . . . → Read More: Reactor No. 2 temperature steadily trending downward — Is gauge broken?

Mainichi: Japan gov’t seeking more data to treat people with radiation exposure

Title: Japan to seek nuclear cooperation accord with BelarusSource: The Mainichi Daily NewsDate: February 15, 2012 [...] Japan hopes to conclude the agreement by the year-end so that data on radiation exposure and soil contamination accumulated by Belarus since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster can be promptly used to treat people exposed to radiation from . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Japan gov’t seeking more data to treat people with radiation exposure

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits Fukushima

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Title: Earthquake Information Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Date: Feb 15, 2012

15:28 JST 15 Feb 2012 37.8N 141.6E Depth: 40 km Mag: 4.7 Fukushima-ken Oki

See also: Magnitude 5.5 quake near Fukushima (MAP) Magnitude 6.2 quake in same location as recent M5.5 near Fukushima — "Very Shallow" (MAP) Gundersen: M7.0 quake can cause Spent . . . → Read More: Magnitude 4.7 quake hits Fukushima

WSJ: Troubling questions raised by thermometer at No. 2 — No wonder things are breaking down at Fukushima after meltdowns, explosions, tsunami, quake (saltwater and boric acid, too)

Title: Faulty Thermometer Behind Temperature Rise at Fukushima Daiichi Source: Wall Street Journal Author: Phred Dvorak Date: February 15, 2012, 10:59 AM JST

[...] a faulty thermometer at No. 2 raises troubling questions. With all the punishment Fukushima Daiichi’s equipment has gone through –- nuclear meltdowns and explosions, not to mention the magnitude 9 . . . → Read More: WSJ: Troubling questions raised by thermometer at No. 2 — No wonder things are breaking down at Fukushima after meltdowns, explosions, tsunami, quake (saltwater and boric acid, too)