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More Fukushima nuclear pollution to hit U.S. starting in 2015 — Study: Impact strength of Cesium-137 on West Coast to be as high as 4 PERCENT

Follow-up to: Ocean Absorbed 79 Percent Of Fukushima Fallout

Title: An ensemble estimation of impact times and strength of Fukushima nuclear pollution to the east coast of China and the west coast of America Source: Science China Earth Sciences Authors: GuiJun Han, Wei Li, HongLi Fu, XueFeng Zhang, XiDong Wang, XinRong Wu, LianXin Zhang . . . → Read More: More Fukushima nuclear pollution to hit U.S. starting in 2015 — Study: Impact strength of Cesium-137 on West Coast to be as high as 4 PERCENT

Forbes: Untold numbers of endangered whales intervene in California nuke plant testing

Title: Whales Intervene In Nuclear Plant’s Seismic Testing Source: Forbes Author: Jeff McMahon, Contributor Date: 8/27/2012 @ 11:55AM

Endangered humpback whales have converged on the Central Coast of California just as the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant prepares for seismic testing that has been accused of frightening, deafening, and killing sea life.

The nuclear . . . → Read More: Forbes: Untold numbers of endangered whales intervene in California nuke plant testing

One year later Forbes resumes Fukushima coverage — Jeff McMahon continues reporting on EPA and Fukushima radiation

Title: Inspector General Faults EPA Radiation MonitoringSource: ForbesAuthor: Jeff McMahonDate: Apr. 27, 2012 Twenty percent of the EPA’s stationary radiation monitors were out of service last year at the time of the Fukushima nuclear accident, leading the U.S. Office of the Inspector General to conclude that the EPA’s Radnet system is “vulnerable” and managed . . . → Read More: One year later Forbes resumes Fukushima coverage — Jeff McMahon continues reporting on EPA and Fukushima radiation

San Francisco Bay Area milk sample has highest amount of Cesium-137 since last June — Almost double EPA’s maximum contaminant level

Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: UCBDepartment of Nuclear Engineering Date: April 9, 2012

4/9/2012 (5:45pm): Three recent milk test results have been posted on the milk sample page with “best by” dates of 3/12, 4/9, and 4/16. Very low levels of Cs-134 and Cs-137 were detected in the samples — the amounts are . . . → Read More: San Francisco Bay Area milk sample has highest amount of Cesium-137 since last June — Almost double EPA’s maximum contaminant level

Radiation plume heading toward Hawaii, says Japan gov’t study — Fukushima-contaminated water to hit in under 2 years — Ocean may be 50% of EPA’s maximum contaminant level for drinking water (PHOTO)

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Title: Study: Radioactive water to reach Hawaii in 2 years Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: TAKASHI SUGIMOTO Date: April 03, 2012

Water contaminated by radioactivity that entered the sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will reach the Hawaiian Islands in March 2014, according to a computer simulation by the Japan . . . → Read More: Radiation plume heading toward Hawaii, says Japan gov’t study — Fukushima-contaminated water to hit in under 2 years — Ocean may be 50% of EPA’s maximum contaminant level for drinking water (PHOTO)

Forbes: Nuclear power is no longer a viable source of new energy in US, says Excelon CEO who retired just days earlier

Title: Exelon’s ‘Nuclear Guy’: No New NukesSource: ForbesAuthor: Jeff McMahonDate: March 29, 2012 Nuclear power is no longer an economically viable source of new energy in the United States, the freshly-retired CEO of Exelon, America’s largest producer of nuclear power, said in Chicago Thursday.

And it won’t become economically viable, he said, for the . . . → Read More: Forbes: Nuclear power is no longer a viable source of new energy in US, says Excelon CEO who retired just days earlier

Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)

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Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering Date: Feb 6, 2012

2/6/2012 (2:31pm): A new milk sample has been measured, this one with a best-by date of 2/16/2012. The results are posted to the milk sample page. Low levels of both Cs-134 and Cs-137 were still detected in the sample.

. . . → Read More: Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)

Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: University of California Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering Date: 1/14/2012 (9:40am)

By integrating all of the milk data we have collected since March 11, we can estimate the total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) one could have received from exposure to fission product isotopes in milk to date. For . . . → Read More: Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Yomiuri: Could less radiation in food make public feel unsafe?

New food safety rules require time for explanations, preparation : Editorial, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 24, 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

Stricter limits on radiation in food are meant to make the public feel safe and secure–but what if they have the opposite effect? [...]

Careful attention should be paid, however, to the possibility of stricter . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Could less radiation in food make public feel unsafe?

Local gov’t tests kids’ lunches: Tokyo nursery school serving milk with 18 Bq/kg of cesium — Over 160 times EPA limit — Milk industry protested testing

Radiation in Japan: 17.9 Becquerels/kg of Cesium from School Lunch Milk, EX-SKF, December 4, 2011:

Despite the protest from the milk industry and the milk distributors, Chiyoda-ku, one of the 23 Special Wards in Tokyo, conducted the analysis of the food served in the school lunches at elementary schools, middle schools, kindergartens and nursery . . . → Read More: Local gov’t tests kids’ lunches: Tokyo nursery school serving milk with 18 Bq/kg of cesium — Over 160 times EPA limit — Milk industry protested testing

220 days later: Radiation levels in San Francisco-area milk remain above EPA’s Max Contaminant Level — Cesium-137 continues steady increase that began in August

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BERKELEY, Oct. 18 — The Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley has posted new test results for store-bought milk from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The total amount of radioactive cesium increased slightly since the last test, and has risen steadily since the minimum detectable amount was lowered in August.

Results:

. . . → Read More: 220 days later: Radiation levels in San Francisco-area milk remain above EPA’s Max Contaminant Level — Cesium-137 continues steady increase that began in August

Gov’t: Radioactive strontium detected at 2 more locations in Yokohama, 250km from meltdowns — Approaching levels of most contaminated area in Fukushima (TEST RESULTS)

SOURCE: Yokohama Gov't (via Mochizuki)

Yokohama, Oct. 14 — Officials announced the discovery of radioactive strontium at two more locations in the city of Yokohama, according to a report by Mochizuki posted on the Fukushima Diary website.

129 Becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) of Strontium was detected in a sample from a street gutter in Okurayama, Kouhokuku, Yokohama.

59 Bq/kg . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Radioactive strontium detected at 2 more locations in Yokohama, 250km from meltdowns — Approaching levels of most contaminated area in Fukushima (TEST RESULTS)

Simply put, “It’s Over” — “Tokyo on the edge” — Show host appears astonished by latest strontium-90 findings (VIDEO)

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SOURCE: Breaking News: Tokyo on the edge, Fukushima Diary, October 10, 2011

Strontium 90 was measured in Yokohama, Kouhokuku. (5 mins by car from my apartment.)

In the simplest put, it’s over.

The amount was 195 Bq/kg.

Detected by a university staff teaching engineering, so the measurement is trustworthy.

It has . . . → Read More: Simply put, “It’s Over” — “Tokyo on the edge” — Show host appears astonished by latest strontium-90 findings (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Strontium-90 at 195 Bq/kg found 30 km south of Tokyo

SOURCE: Google Maps

SOURCE: (UPDATED) Strontium-90 Discovered in Yokohama City, 245 km from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, EX-SKF, October 9, 2011

[...] The number is 195 becquerels/kg, more than 150 times more than the background (1.2 becquerels/kg).

This is probably the lower of the two samples; the other sample is currently being analyzed.

. . . → Read More: UPDATE: Strontium-90 at 195 Bq/kg found 30 km south of Tokyo

Mag: Strontium-90 found 245 km from meltdowns in Yokohama City — 150 times background… DEVELOPING

SOURCE: Strontium-90 Discovered in Yokohama City, 245 km from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, EX-SKF, October 9, 2011

[...] The [Strontium-90] number is more than 150 times more than the background (1.2 becquerels/kg).

As far as the Ministry of Education is concerned, the southern most detection [was] 79 kilometers from the plant. [...]

“Details in . . . → Read More: Mag: Strontium-90 found 245 km from meltdowns in Yokohama City — 150 times background… DEVELOPING

Cesium nearly doubles over past month in Bay Area milk — Now well above EPA’s maximum contaminant level

SOURCE: UC Berkeley

UCB Milk Sampling Results, Nuclear Engineering Department At UC Berkeley, September 27, 2011:

Pasteurized, homogenized milk obtained from a San Francisco Bay Area organic dairy

Best By Date of 08/22/2011:

Cs134 @ 0.047 Becquerels/liter (Bq/L) Cs137 @ 0.052 Bq/L

Best By Date of 09/29/2011:

Cs134 @ 0.080 Bq/L Cs137 @ 0.101 Bq/L

Above EPA’s . . . → Read More: Cesium nearly doubles over past month in Bay Area milk — Now well above EPA’s maximum contaminant level

Radioactive cesium in San Francisco Bay Area milk close to exceeding EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level

UCB Milk Sampling, UC Berkeley, August 25, 2011:

The MDA was reduced considerably since the last test on August 11. Milk with best buy date of August 22, 2011:

Cesium-134 .047 Becquerels per liter (1.27 picocuries per liter) Cesium-137 .052 Bq/liter (1.41 pCi/l)

A total of 2.78 pCi/l of radioactive cesium was detected. . . . → Read More: Radioactive cesium in San Francisco Bay Area milk close to exceeding EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level

“Tends to concentrate in the testicles”: 360+ atoms of radioactive sulfur per day may have been inhaled by Californians after Fukushima

Where’s That Radioactive Sulfur Now? Possibly In Your Pants, Forbes.com by Jeff McMahon, August 16, 2011:

When the news broke yesterday that a previously unreported type of fallout from Fukushima—radioactive sulfur—had reached the United States in late March, nearly all mainstream media reports made the claim that it poses no threat to the health . . . → Read More: “Tends to concentrate in the testicles”: 360+ atoms of radioactive sulfur per day may have been inhaled by Californians after Fukushima

Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

Harm from Fukushima Radiation: A Matter Of Perspective, Forbes, July 9, 2011:

A leading biophysicist has cast a critical light on the government’s reassurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout, saying “we really don’t know for sure.”

When radioactive fallout from Japan’s nuclear disaster began appearing in the United States this . . . → Read More: Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

Senator concerned about massive dams upstream from Nebraska nuke plants — Army Corps alludes to ‘issues’ that are being monitored closely

Flood test not over for nuke plant, Omaha World-Herald, June 27, 2011:

Sitting above Nebraska’s nuclear plants are six upstream dams, part of one of the nation’s largest reservoir systems. Failure of any of those dams would send devastating amounts of water downstream. Could the dams fail?

“The short answer is no,” said Brig. . . . → Read More: Senator concerned about massive dams upstream from Nebraska nuke plants — Army Corps alludes to ‘issues’ that are being monitored closely

EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

Drinking Water RadNet Laboratory Analysis, EPA, June 2, 2011: . . . → Read More: EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

Scientists ‘interested’ in learning more about Technetium-99 releases from Fukushima

Scientists Will Track Fukushima Radiation To Study Ocean Currents, Forbes.com, May. 17 2011 at 8:34 am EDT:

[...] Scientists still don’t know the full content of the release that reached the ocean. The Japanese regularly test the seawater only for Iodine-131 and for two isotopes of cesium.

They have not tested for other radioactive . . . → Read More: Scientists ‘interested’ in learning more about Technetium-99 releases from Fukushima

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