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“Very shallow” M4.8 quake hits Fukushima region (MAP)

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Japan Meteorological Agency | Earthquake Information

00:26 JST 13 Jan 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.8 20:11 JST 12 Jan 2012 Fukushima-ken Hamadori M3.6

Kyodo: Fukushima Daini “not so fatally damaged” as Daiichi — Gov’t now making claims of cold shutdown ‘conditions’ at BOTH plants

Gov’t tells TEPCO to prepare repair plan for Fukushima Daini equipment, Kyodo, January 12, 2012 [Emphasis Added]:

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Wednesday to prepare a report by the end of January on how to repair equipment at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant damaged by the . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Fukushima Daini “not so fatally damaged” as Daiichi — Gov’t now making claims of cold shutdown ‘conditions’ at BOTH plants

CNN: Fukushima mothers outraged over newborns being exposed to radiation — Officials now considering widespread testing of breast milk

Japan planning breast milk radiation tests, CNN, Jan. 12, 2012:

[...] Government officials say they are considering widespread testing of breast milk samples of new mothers in Fukushima Prefecture, home of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [...]

Mothers in the prefecture have publicly held protests, expressing outrage over possible health effects of . . . → Read More: CNN: Fukushima mothers outraged over newborns being exposed to radiation — Officials now considering widespread testing of breast milk

M5.8 quake hits 60 km from Fukushima plant — Followed by multiple M4s (MAPS)

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Moderate earthquake shakes northeastern Japan, CNN, Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm EST:

A moderate earthquake rattled northeastern Japan Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

The 5.8 magnitude quake was centered about 120 kilometers (75 miles) [NOTE: 60 km according to Japan maps below] southeast of Fukushima [...]

“This earthquake poses no tsunami risk,” . . . → Read More: M5.8 quake hits 60 km from Fukushima plant — Followed by multiple M4s (MAPS)

Marine Chemist: “I’m convinced there are ongoing leaks”– A century of contamination? — Cesium levels not decreasing, same as July

Fukushima’s Impact on the Ocean Analyzed, IEEE Spectrum by Prachi Patel, January 12, 2012:

[...] cesium-137 concentrations have stayed at near constant levels since July, implying that radioactive water is still being released, either directly from the reactors or indirectly from groundwater [...]

Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at Woods Hole who is involved . . . → Read More: Marine Chemist: “I’m convinced there are ongoing leaks”– A century of contamination? — Cesium levels not decreasing, same as July

Kyodo: Worker at Fukushima nuclear plant dies

Worker at Fukushima nuclear plant dies, Kyodo, Jan. 11, 2012:

Kyodo News subscribers only

Updates:

Cardiopulmonary arrest worker died and Tepco concealed it for 2 days | Fukushima Diary Cause of Death of the Fuku-I Worker: Heart Attack | EX-SKF

WATCH… if you can: Interview with Fukushima woman losing hair, nails, teeth now available (VIDEO)

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

Video of Emiko Numauchi (“Numayu”) Available at IWJ, EX-SKF, January 11, 2012:

[Journalist] Yasumi Iwakami is only making [yesterday's video with Sickened Fukushima author Emiko Numauchi] available for his paid subscribers For all his work, I suppose he is entitled to make his information available only to people who can support him If you . . . → Read More: WATCH… if you can: Interview with Fukushima woman losing hair, nails, teeth now available (VIDEO)

US: “Japan reports 5 persons have received lethal radiation doses” in first 5 days of Fukushima crisis

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March 16th, 2011 – Japan reports 5 persons have received lethal radiation doses, Enformable, Jan. 11, 2012:

From: Feintuch, Karl [NRC Staff] Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:17 AM

[...]

Events in Japan (caution regarding maturity and reliability of following information) (Definition U = Unit)

* U1,2,3 have fuel damage * U2 containment now . . . → Read More: US: “Japan reports 5 persons have received lethal radiation doses” in first 5 days of Fukushima crisis

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary laughs when told about children’s radiation concerns — “This is no laughing matter” says lawmaker (VIDEO)

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Posting this 3-month old clip because it wasn’t known about until now and little mention has been made of it elsewhere

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Akira Matsu, a member of the House of Councillors in Diet, spoke about children living 100km from the meltdowns who didn’t want to drink milk . . . → Read More: Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary laughs when told about children’s radiation concerns — “This is no laughing matter” says lawmaker (VIDEO)

NRC March Email: “The walls of the Unit 4 spent fuel pool have collapsed, and there is no water in there”

SOURCE: Enformable.com

March 16th, 2011 – Unit 4 SFP walls have collapsed – Fuel may no longer be intact, Enformable, Jan. 11, 2012:

From: Boska, John Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:31 AM To: Guzman, Richard Cc: Pickett, Douglas Subject: Developments in Japan Importance: High

Rich, please review and comment, for distribution to our branch.

In . . . → Read More: NRC March Email: “The walls of the Unit 4 spent fuel pool have collapsed, and there is no water in there”

AGAIN: Tepco President mentions ‘accident’ at Fukushima *DAINI*, not just Daiichi

Interview with TEPCO president Toshio Nishizawa, The Denki Shimbun, Jan. 11, 2012:

[...] What are your thoughts looking back on the last year?

“The accidents at the Fukushima I and II nuclear power stations have caused great inconvenience and anxiety to people in the Fukushima area and society as a whole. I again extend . . . → Read More: AGAIN: Tepco President mentions ‘accident’ at Fukushima *DAINI*, not just Daiichi

NHK radiation expert: Sickened Fukushima woman with teeth, nails, and hair falling out has auto-immune disease

Nuclear Fatigue Setting in Japan After 10 Months, EX-SKF, January 10, 2012:

Radiation specialist Shinzo Kimura has appeared in many NHK documentaries on radiation contamination after Fukushima. He commented on Emiko Numauchi‘s health problems [EX-SKF: “I won’t know the exact details of what Kimura said in the program until I view the video yet . . . → Read More: NHK radiation expert: Sickened Fukushima woman with teeth, nails, and hair falling out has auto-immune disease

M4.4 just offshore Fukushima — Strongest intensity measured around plant (MAPS)

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Japan Meteorological Agency | Earthquake Information

06:22 JST 11 Jan 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.4

Jiji: 5 billion becquerels of beta radiation in 10 liters of decontaminated water — Includes strontium and cesium

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10L of water leakage “500,000Bq/cm3″, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 10, 2012:

Water leaking from the tank to storage abandoned salty water after purifying system of highly contaminated water It was 10 L[iters] to leak It’s supposed to contained a portion of radionuclides such as Cesium or Strontium, which is 500,000 Bq/cm3

Conversion: 500,000 Bq/cm3 = . . . → Read More: Jiji: 5 billion becquerels of beta radiation in 10 liters of decontaminated water — Includes strontium and cesium

Two M4 quakes 10 minutes apart hit just offshore Fukushima in last two hours — One centered 27km from plant (MAPS)

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Japan Meteorological Agency | Earthquake Information

22:06 JST 10 Jan 2012    Fukushima-ken Oki    M3.9:

22:15 JST 10 Jan 2012    Ibaraki-ken Oki    M4.3:

. . . → Read More: Two M4 quakes 10 minutes apart hit just offshore Fukushima in last two hours — One centered 27km from plant (MAPS)

Journalist interviews sickened Fukushima author: 8 teeth lost — Nails fell out — Going bald (VIDEO)

Live : Minamisoma blogger is on Ustream, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 10, 2012:

Translated Transcript Excerpts

Iwakami Yasumi:

How did the symptom go?

Numauchi Emiko:

Diarrhea

From June to August, had diarrhea like water

Numbness

Fingers (except for the thumb and pointing finger) got numb More and more area started feeling numb It hurt . . . → Read More: Journalist interviews sickened Fukushima author: 8 teeth lost — Nails fell out — Going bald (VIDEO)

Mainichi: Massive dead creature floating in Tokyo Bay — Near where radioactive ash is dumped (PHOTO)

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Mainichi Shimbun via EX-SKF, Jan. 10, 2012:

Japan Coast Guard isn’t sure what it is but it may be a whale Floating near the Aomi Container Wharf in Koto-ku

EX-SKF notes:

Right across from the landfill where the Tokyo Metropolitan government has been dumping the radioactive ashes (EX-SKF: “No correlation expressed or implied”) Some . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Massive dead creature floating in Tokyo Bay — Near where radioactive ash is dumped (PHOTO)

UPDATE: Fukushima worker in coma — Tepco ‘trying’ to determine accumulated radiation dose

Fukushima nuclear plant worker in coma after collapsing at site, The Mainichi Daily News, Jan. 10, 2012:

Worker in his 60s In a coma after collapsing at the site Has been in a state of cardiac and respiratory arrest Exposed to 52 microsieverts of radiation on Jan. 9 TEPCO is trying to confirm how . . . → Read More: UPDATE: Fukushima worker in coma — Tepco ‘trying’ to determine accumulated radiation dose

WATCH: 10-fold spike in Fukushima radioactivity discussed at Tepco press conference — I suppose it was blown up by wind says spokesman

WATCH: 10-fold spike in Fukushima radioactivity discussed at Tepco press conference — I suppose it was blown up by wind says spokesman

January 6, 2012 Tepco Press Conference:

Transcript Excerpts Reporter: According to the reading of environmental radioactivity levels as of Jan. 4, 2012, the amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 have increased by nearly 10 times from Dec. 27, 2011 to January 2, 2012. I suppose that something went wrong and that led to this increase. . . . → Read More: WATCH: 10-fold spike in Fukushima radioactivity discussed at Tepco press conference — I suppose it was blown up by wind says spokesman

Sickened Fukushima author: Concrete parts under Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 are dropping onto ground -Source

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Source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kmasa924/28796996.html By: Emiko Numauchi 沼内 恵美子, Minamisoma resident and author of a novel about the battle of Okinawa Date: Jan. 9, 2012 Translation by Fukushima Diary

“Concrete parts under the spent fuel pool are dropping on the ground”

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Babelfish Translation:

More recent video of workers at Spent Fuel Pool . . . → Read More: Sickened Fukushima author: Concrete parts under Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 are dropping onto ground -Source

Japan Journalist: I feel people’s brain damage from radiation is happening faster than we ever expected

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Jan. 6 tweet by Kinosita Kouta, a Japanese Journalist (Translation via Fukushima Diary)

At my lecture at Shirahama, I talked about my concern about the organic damage to the brain by radionuclides in Tokyo area for the first time. I feel like it’s going faster than we ever expected. The bad points of . . . → Read More: Japan Journalist: I feel people’s brain damage from radiation is happening faster than we ever expected

Fukushima *DAINI* on Mar. 12: “Seriously injured worker is still trapped in crane operating console of exhaust stack” — “Breathing and pulse cannot be confirmed”

Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station,TEPCO : Press Release, Mar 12,2011:

[...]

No radiation impact to the external environment has been confirmed.

We will continue to monitor in detail the possibility of radioactive material being discharged from exhaust stack or discharge canal.

There is no missing person within the power station.

We . . . → Read More: Fukushima *DAINI* on Mar. 12: “Seriously injured worker is still trapped in crane operating console of exhaust stack” — “Breathing and pulse cannot be confirmed”