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Law Professor: Damage from Fukushima radiation may be “much larger” than we expect

Title: Korea may sue Japan for mishandling leaks Source: Korea Times Author: Kim Tae-jong Date: Sept. 14, 2013

The government will be able to take legal action against Japanese authorities if the latter continues to leak radioactive water into the ocean which could affect marine life in Korean seas, experts said, Tuesday. [...]

“Our . . . → Read More: Law Professor: Damage from Fukushima radiation may be “much larger” than we expect

Microbiology Professor: “Gov’t needs to ban all fish imports from all regions of Japan” — Nuclear Professor: “No one can block fish migration along with sea currents”

Title: Government says seawater passes safety test-INSIDE Korea Source: JoongAng Daily Date: Sept. 12, 2013

[...] Fear of radiation has grown so bad that Korean consumers have stopped buying even locally caught fish. Sales have plunged at discount and department stores, according to the nation’s largest discount chains [...]

[Oceans Minister Yoon Jin-sook] dismissed . . . → Read More: Microbiology Professor: “Gov’t needs to ban all fish imports from all regions of Japan” — Nuclear Professor: “No one can block fish migration along with sea currents”

Kyodo News: URGENT – S. Korea bans all fishery products from 8 Japan prefectures — Gov’t: Unclear how Fukushima incident will progress in future

Kyodo News, Sept. 6, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): URGENT: S. Korea bans fishery imports from 8 Japan prefs. including Fukushima [...] South Korea announced Friday it has placed an import ban on all fisheries products from 8 Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima. The decision was made Friday following a meeting between government agencies chaired by . . . → Read More: Kyodo News: URGENT – S. Korea bans all fishery products from 8 Japan prefectures — Gov’t: Unclear how Fukushima incident will progress in future

TV: “Simulation shows ENTIRE Pacific being polluted by radioactive water in just 6 years” after start of Fukushima crisis — “Experts now fear it may become a scary reality” (VIDEO)

Title: Radioactive water may contaminate entire Pacific Ocean in 6 years Source:  Arirang News Author: Kim Min-ji Date: Aug 28, 2013

This graphic shows the gradual contamination of the Pacific Ocean due to leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

The simulation, which was run by a German marine . . . → Read More: TV: “Simulation shows ENTIRE Pacific being polluted by radioactive water in just 6 years” after start of Fukushima crisis — “Experts now fear it may become a scary reality” (VIDEO)

TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

Arirang News, Aug 19, 2013: Consumer concerns about the safety of Japanese fish imports into Korea since the Fukushima nuclear disaster look to be justified as authorities here say over 3-thousand tonnes of fish from Japan have been found to contain levels of radioactive cesium since 2011. Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety . . . → Read More: TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

Nuclear Expert: Xenon detections in S. Korea may be from Fukushima reactors — Criticality or ‘spontaneous fission of curium’ to blame?

Yonhap, Aug. 13, 2013: [...] According to the sources, the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety detected traces of the colorless, odorless noble gas on three occasions in June. Xenon is detected in trace amounts after nuclear bomb tests or other nuclear activities. [...] The government could not determine the origin of the Xenon gas, . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Xenon detections in S. Korea may be from Fukushima reactors — Criticality or ‘spontaneous fission of curium’ to blame?

Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

Title: Radioactive water spill Source: Korea Times Date: August 12, 2013

The Japanese government has finally acknowledged that highly radioactive water has been pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. That means about 270,000 tons [270,000,000 liters] of contaminated water has flowed into the Pacific . . . → Read More: Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

Gov’t: Radioactive iodine detected in 6 seaweed samples by South Korea — Concerns over Fukushima contamination after Tepco admits plant is leaking into ocean

Title: Test shows S. Korean fisheries safe from radiation: gov’t Source: Yonhap Date: August 2, 2013

South Korean fishery products are nearly free of radiation and safe to eat, the government said Friday, amid renewed public scare over possible contamination from radioactive leakage in Japan [...]

The results showed that 14 species tested were . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Radioactive iodine detected in 6 seaweed samples by South Korea — Concerns over Fukushima contamination after Tepco admits plant is leaking into ocean

No ‘Immediate’ Safety Threat: Nuclear reactor shuts down for unknown ‘technical malfunction’ at South Korean plant

Yonhap News, July 5, 2013: A nuclear reactor at South Korea’s Hanwool Nuclear Power Plant stopped operating Friday due to what appears to be a technical problem, plant operators said. An investigation was underway to find the exact cause of the problem, but the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. said there were . . . → Read More: No ‘Immediate’ Safety Threat: Nuclear reactor shuts down for unknown ‘technical malfunction’ at South Korean plant

AFP: Cracks found in South Korea nuclear reactor

Title: Cracks found in South Korean nuclear reactorSource: Yahoo! NewsDate: Nov. 9, 2012

South Korean nuclear regulators have found microscopic cracks in tunnels that guide control rods at a nuclear plant under maintenance, government officials said on Friday, raising new concerns over the country’s nuclear power sector.

The discovery of the cracks at the . . . → Read More: AFP: Cracks found in South Korea nuclear reactor

Intelligence agency pressured researchers to withhold info on spread of Fukushima radiation

Title: Government body pressured to withhold info on Fukushima radiation Source: The Hankyoreh (S. Korea) Author: Lee Keun-young Date: Oct. 3, 2012 13:05 KST

Government body pressured to withhold info on Fukushima radiation

The National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) abruptly halted its inquiry last year into the dispersion of radiation from Japan’s Fukushima . . . → Read More: Intelligence agency pressured researchers to withhold info on spread of Fukushima radiation

‘Breaking News’: South Korea bans 35 Japanese seafood products due to Fukushima radiation fears

South Korea Bans Imports of 35 Japanese Seafood Products Voice of America Breaking News June 27, 2012

South Korea has placed a temporary import ban on 35 Japanese seafood products because of fears of lingering radiation contamination from last year’s devastating nuclear disaster.

Seoul’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries says the . . . → Read More: ‘Breaking News’: South Korea bans 35 Japanese seafood products due to Fukushima radiation fears

Asahi: Incident at nuclear plant systematically covered up by South Korea — Official first learned of ‘mishap’ at local restaurant

Title: Korean nuclear plant systematically covered up power glitch Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: AKIRA NAKANO Date: March 16, 2012

Officials at the Kori Nuclear Power Plant, the oldest such facility in South Korea, systematically covered up a potentially very serious power failure in February, according to sources close to the case.

. . . → Read More: Asahi: Incident at nuclear plant systematically covered up by South Korea — Official first learned of ‘mishap’ at local restaurant

South Korea: Radioactive store-bought seaweed measures 0.81 microSv/hr (VIDEO)

South Korea: Radioactive store-bought seaweed measures 0.81 microSv/hr — 20 microSv/hr on tissue used to wipe car hood (VIDEOS)

Cesium-137 hotspot detected in Seoul, South Korea — Emitting 1,000% normal background radiation — 1,200 km from Fukushima

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Nov. 3 — “South Korea’s Institute of Nuclear Safety says it has discovered a patch of pavement in Seoul is emitting radiation at levels 10 times higher than normal,” according to Voice of America News.

“The institute says the pavement is emitting radiation from cesium-137 at 10 times the normal background level,” said the . . . → Read More: Cesium-137 hotspot detected in Seoul, South Korea — Emitting 1,000% normal background radiation — 1,200 km from Fukushima

392 nSv/hr today in South Korea (VIDEO)

392 nSv/hr is South Korea (VIDEO)

Thurs 16 June PM! Measure radiation levels, tteuahak! 392 nSv / h, 금.TV, June 16, 2011:

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Video, while raising 428 nSv / h climbed up. So amazing.

He went to a radiation detector placed next to me today, too often, 300 nSv / h is used a lot of the terms . . . → Read More: 392 nSv/hr today in South Korea (VIDEO)

Korean TV news director exposed to 148 milliSieverts — Chromosome analysis shows 7 cells out of 1,000 damaged

High radiation exposure to news directors returning from Fukushima, Yonhap News, May 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: Korean TV news director exposed to 148 milliSieverts — Chromosome analysis shows 7 cells out of 1,000 damaged

Officials unsure what to do next — Korea calls Japan’s handling of Fukushima “incompetent”

Reuters, April 10, 2011 . . . → Read More: Officials unsure what to do next — Korea calls Japan’s handling of Fukushima “incompetent”

Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity

Citizens arm themselves with umbrellas, raincoats, boots, Korea Times, April 7, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radioactive rain causes 130 schools in Korea to close — Yet rain in California had 10 TIMES more radioactivity