Official: “Way beyond the levels recorded before, it is worrying” — Suggests more releases from Fukushima plant may be causing extreme contamination -Asahi

Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 am ET
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Follow-up to: Highest Yet: Fish 20 times more radioactive than any other caught since 3/11 -- 380 times limit for cesium -NHK

(Subscription Only) Title: Radiation 258 times legal limit found in fish off Fukushima
Source: AJW Asahi
Date: Aug 22, 2012

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The reading for two rock trout, caught about 20 kilometers to the north of the plant, showed 25,800 becquerels per kilogram, the highest yet detected in surveys conducted after last year’s nuclear accident.

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Tetsu Nozaki, who heads the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, expressed concern about the finding.

“The reading was way beyond the levels recorded before,” he said. “It is worrying.”

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Nozaki said the federation will make a formal request for TEPCO to find out why such high levels of contamination were detected in the rock trout.

“We operate on the assumption that no additional contaminated water was leaked into the sea from the plant,” he said.

TEPCO officials said there could be so-called “hot spots” at the bottom of the sea where cesium is concentrated because rock trout usually live near the seabed.

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Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 11:13 am ET
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46 comments to Official: “Way beyond the levels recorded before, it is worrying” — Suggests more releases from Fukushima plant may be causing extreme contamination -Asahi

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation from a nuclear reactor ruins nature. And there's nothing man can do. Nothing.


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  • Sol Man

    We are taking about plutonium here and all of its agents. We have tripped the light fandango with this one.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Key words: ongoing and accumulative.
    Now on..on to this day's heartbreak.


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  • aigeezer aigeezer

    "Rock trout" could mean almost anything, but several online wannabe dictionaries have identical wording: "any one of several species of marine food fishes of the genus Hexagrammus, family Chiradæ, native of the North Pacific coasts; – called also sea trout, boregat, bodieron, and starling."

    http://www.webster-dictionary.net/definition/Rock%20trout

    For me the part that stands out is "marine FOOD fishes".


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  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    This is such a wonderful community, Enenews people are the best that humanity has to offer !! I have been lurking here for near at least one year , time is a blur is it not ? My wife and I are both Registered Nurses and our work is with the criminally insane … we could offer much opinion regarding the nature of the type of people that are responsible for all this carnage … they have common behavior traits and their personalities are very fixed … essentially they are just criminals with far too much power and getting these people under control will not be easy … please do not give up the fight for truth Enenews people … and I will part with words of encouragement … " If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do succeed " … Curly Howard ( The Three Stooges )


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    "…it is worrying"

    Worrying? It's an apocalyptic nightmare!

    h.


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  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    "“We operate on the assumption that no additional contaminated water was leaked into the sea from the plant,” he said."

    What a fucking idiot…….


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    • Sickputer

      As levels of radiation keep rising in sealife their excuses and lies will become obvious.

      The island's underground water is highly contaminated from contact with the 100-ton corium blobs. Fissures in the subsurface claystone are carrying underground rivers of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. The amount of toxic water is staggering. Not as much plutonium as the 2005 Sellafield leaks (20 tons), but Fukushima NPP sends a much more varied assortment of toxic radioactive isotopes, notably uranium, strontium-90 and cesium 134/137.

      Anyone fishing or swimming on the west coast of Japan is at serious risk of radiation poisoning just through skin and lung contact. Eating poisoned seafood is the biggest danger and some species will carry tremendous concentrations of radiation and actually look perfectly normal.

      Tepkill knows this. Enenewsers know this. Eventually most of the world's sea food lovers will know the truth.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        "Not as much plutonium as the 2005 Sellafield leaks (20 tons)"

        Or it could be 1,000 times worse. We'll never know.


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      • Dael

        Hi, Sickputer. With regard to your assertion that 20 tons of plutonium have been released into the environment in 2005 at Sellafield, are there any references you can link us to?

        As I said in reply to your post about this in another Enenews page (http://enenews.com/plutonium-detected-ten-locations-fukushima-health-hazard/comment-page-1#comment-281919), the article (http://www.bellona.org/english_import_area/energy/renewable/38200) you linked to for your claim that "20 tons of plutonium leaked into the ocean at Sellafield in 2005" doesn't seem to say that at all. Instead, it seems to say that the leak was entirely contained, in some secondary containment. Further, according to Wikipedia, it doesn't seem to have been 20 tons of plutonium, but rather "19 tonnes of uranium and 160 kilograms of plutonium dissolved in nitric acid" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield#2005_Thorp_plant_leak).


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        • Sickputer

          Dael typed these pixels of light: "it doesn't seem to have been 20 tons of plutonium"

          SP: Thanks Dael…I stand corrected. I should have checked multiple sources. My apologies to all (especially my great colleague majia) for saying the 2005 leak at Sellafield had 20 tons of plutonium release.

          That lets them off the hook for the world record of single event plutonium releases…Fukushima Daiichi looming large as the notorious booby prize winner.

          On to other bad actors: The secretive Russians had bad accidents at Chlelyabinsk (1957), Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (1975), Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant (1985), Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (1986), and Tomsk-7 Nuclear Complex (1993).

          Back to Sellafield and the entire Cumbria nuclear mess (I will not let them off so lightly):

          "Between 1950 and 2000 there have been 21 serious incidents or accidents involving some off-site radiological releases that merited a rating on the International Nuclear Event Scale, one at level 5, five at level 4 and fifteen at level 3."

          "diluted radioactive waste discharged by pipeline into the Irish Sea…an estimated 200 kilograms (441 lb) of plutonium has been deposited in the marine sediments of the Irish Sea…"

          "Discharges into the sea of radioactive effluents – mainly caesium-137 – from the Magnox reprocessing plant's storage pond amounted to 9,000 TBq during the peak year, 1975"

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield#The_Sellafield_MOX_Plant


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          • Dael

            Indeed, there were apparently various releases into the environment from Sellafield over the years. But the 2005 incident doesn't seem to be counted among them.

            You seem to have every reason not to let them off so lightly, though. In that regard, here are two more excerpts from the Wikipedia page:

            "Additionally during the 1950s and 1960s there were protracted periods of known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates"

            "1983 was the year of the 'Beach Discharge Incident' in which high radioactive discharges containing ruthenium and rhodium 106, both beta-emitting isotopes, resulted in the closure of beaches along a 10-mile stretch of coast between St. Bees and Eskmeals, along with warnings against swimming in the sea. BNFL received a fine of £10,000 for this discharge."

            I find it troubling to see "closure of beaches along a 10-mile stretch of coast" and "warnings against swimming in the sea" in the same sentence as "a fine of £10,000". I find it also troubling to see the adjective "deliberate" used in conjunction with "discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates".


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            • Dael

              Well, actually, I may have quoted Wikipedia a bit hastily myself. I am not finding anything really supporting the "deliberate" part of "known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates" in the document they link to as reference (known, deliberate, discharges to the atmosphere of plutonium and irradiated uranium oxide particulates). The PDF says it was known, but there is still a difference between known and deliberate.


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              • Dael

                Oops, the parenthesis was meant for the link to the document given as reference by Wikipedia: http://iopscience.iop.org/0952-4746/26/1/002


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              • Sickputer

                That's OK Dael. I am sure we can find some "deliberate" polluters of plutonium easy enough. Seems I recall the Russians slipped a few toxic artifacts into the sea. Out of sight, but not out of mind or body effects.

                "In March 1993, after several years of revelations about the dumping of radioactive waste at sea, the Russian government released a White Paper describing some 30 years of the dumping of radioactive waste at sea. The so-called Yablokov report detailed how 18 damaged naval nuclear reactors and two internal reactor screen assemblies were dumped in the seas around the Soviet Union. Sixteen reactors were dumped in the Kara Sea and 2 in the Sea of Japan. One reactor screen assembly was dumped in the Kara Sea and one off Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the northern Pacific Ocean.".

                http://jonbowermaster.com/blog/2009/05/russias-nuclear-leftovers/


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  • TheGoodOldDays

    The only "legal limit" for radiation exposure should be Zero.

    Anything above Zero should be known as "legally criminal."


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  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    The "Nuke Nutballs " , they are well organized and will fight to the their death I am sure … however , they are hugely outnumbered and will be taken down eventually … the truth and consequences of splitting atoms can not be avoided … Ungawa ! ( Tarzans' favorite word )


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  • weeman

    Holy rock fish batman, have no fear the anti plutonium bat pill robin, just in time batman, only in the comics.

    What to do, that much plutonium in the atmosphere, are we fu. Ck Ed, it is not out of the question, only a matter of time if that much is dispersed, what is the general consensus with the educated here.

    Just Japan or Asia, north America, pacific ocean, northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere.

    If so I am of to Antarctica to live under the ice, good media to tunnel and inhabit, not that it would do much good in worse case.


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  • chrisk9

    There is no way they are tracking marine releases accurately. If the plant is still releasing contamination into the air (a certainty)then some of that is falling on the ocean. Every time it rains or the wind blows the loose surface contamination on the ground drains or blows into the ocean. Every flooded basement,torus or turbine building should drain into tanks, but I am sure that they have lost control of that also. And then there is the melted fuel, and who knows what that is doing. But surely some has left the concrete pedestal under the plant and migrated towards the ocean.


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    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Eventually, through continued destruction via earthquakes and neutrino damage, or future explosions, the entire facility is either going to be aerosolized into the atmosphere, or through ongoing liquifaction slide into the ocean. It may take awhile, but it is happening as we read this. And there isn't any way to stop any of it.


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    • So how are they cooling everything if not with seawater and then flushing it like toilet into the ocean?

      I just assumed that's what they were doing.

      If that is not the case, then I would secondarily assume that cracks and leaks from multiple earthquakes and EXPLOSIONS have damaged pipes and there are leaks, most likely into the ocean.

      I also agree that airborne contamination can and will come down as rain over the ocean. Don't forget that the massive 'debris' field is still floating towards the USA. I am sure it gets rained on a lot. Nobody's really talked about that. Except to say there is "no immediate concern". Take that for what it's worth.

      Obviously, something is not quite right.


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  • ProfitOfDoom ProfitOfDoom

    These sociopaths " Nuke Nutballs " like most all sociopaths are good at exploiting others fear (weaknesses) … they are predators with only their needs and wants to concern themselves with … they can not be negotiated with … they will all need to be taken down without a moments hesitation … a very unpleasant task for those who seek only the truth and wish to be left in peace … this ride does stop sooner or later !


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  • omniversling

    The blast vector from U3 explosion which propelled fuel pellets approx 1.5 km inland presumably deposited MOX in the other 180 degrees direction as well…out to sea…still fizzin' anda poppin' out there in fish alley…for the next 24,500 years…

    http://enenews.com/gundersen-plutonium-being-reported-around-fukushima-raw-unoxidized-pieces-nuclear-rods-inside-unit-3s-spent-fuel-pool

    Love to you enewesers…welcome POD..


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  • Sol Man

    I haven't been able to get to the point of coming up with any workable method of how they will stop the stuff from emanating. I know not my job, and we hear nothing reassuring from those in the know.


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    • weeman

      Mankind has no ability to control, out of his, hers ability and will be for the unforeseen future, their is no answer.
      That is the reality, you all have a good day, try not to blow a main fuse,
      we are insaine and have been since 1945, the great minds of the time pleaded with them to be weary of fission, they understood the consequences, we will live or die with them consequences.


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      • dharmasyd dharmasyd

        Insanity didn't just arise in 1945, like some immaculate conception. The seeds were already latent within the human psyche. We need to understand the drives toward war, dominance and other historical characteristics as well.
        The atom, and what we have done with it, is a function of our psyche.

        From this basis we must understand and learn. Otherwise, we are asking for repetition.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    “We operate on the assumption that no additional contaminated water was leaked into the sea from the plant,”

    That just dashed my hopes that Japan might actually pull through this.


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  • iso-tope iso-tope

    …"Fukushima plant MAY be causing extreme contamination"
    Change "MAY" to "IS" and follow with "in Japan and the rest of the world."

    INEPTCO!


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