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Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

Greenpeace tested Pacific cod from Hokkaido in November 2012, results translated by Fukushima Diary:

Origin: Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost prefecture) Sold at: Uny Totsuka Yokohama Cesium-134: 27 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) Cesium-137: 51 Bq/kg Total: 78 Bq/kg (Gov’t Limit: 100 Bq/kg) See also: Pacific cod fish shipments in Aomori suspended, 200 miles from Fukushima — . . . → Read More: Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

Concern about new bubble sites near giant sinkhole — Resident: More bubbling emerged in past week… “I’m thinking gas is closer to surface than they think”

Title: Rain reveals gas bubbles Source: The Advocate Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL Date: January 19, 2013

High water from recent heavy rains revealed small sources of natural gas venting in the Bayou Corne community, a swampland settlement that has been evacuated for more than five months since the formation nearby of a large sinkhole, . . . → Read More: Concern about new bubble sites near giant sinkhole — Resident: More bubbling emerged in past week… “I’m thinking gas is closer to surface than they think”

“Chilling Testimony”: Expert says public was put in great danger because of errors at California nuclear plant — KPBS: NRC hearing was a Catch 22… Kafkaesque (AUDIO)

See the presentation here Title: CHILLING TESTIMONY: DESIGN FLAWS AT CALIFORNIA NUCLEAR PLANT PUT MILLIONS IN DANGER Source: The Reno Dispatch Date: January 17, 2013

The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California made critical errors in the design of the plant’s replacement steam generators and, as a result, the . . . → Read More: “Chilling Testimony”: Expert says public was put in great danger because of errors at California nuclear plant — KPBS: NRC hearing was a Catch 22… Kafkaesque (AUDIO)

AFP: Record high radiation found in Fukushima fish — 2,500 times cesium limit

Title: Record high radiation found in Fukushima fish: TEPCOSource: AFPDate: 18 January 2013

A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2,500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant [...]

(TEPCO) said caesium equivalent to 254,000 becquerels per kilogramme — or 2,540 times more than the . . . → Read More: AFP: Record high radiation found in Fukushima fish — 2,500 times cesium limit

Flooding exposes methane coming out of ground near giant sinkhole: “I counted approximately 15 bubbling spots that’s normally dry land in a one block area” (VIDEO)

Title:  Bayou Corne~Methane Bubbling In Community~Video # 2 Source: rainbeaudais Date: Jan 18, 2013

See also: Watch: Methane bubbling up in residents yard near giant sinkhole — “I can actually hear the bubbling” (VIDEO)

Watch: Methane bubbling up in residents yard near giant sinkhole — “I can actually hear the bubbling” (VIDEO)

Title: Bayou Corne~Methane Bubbling Found In Residents Yard Source: rainbeaudais Date: Jan 18, 2013

See also: Flooding exposes methane coming out of ground near giant sinkhole: “I counted approximately 15 bubbling spots that’s normally dry land in a one block area” (VIDEO)

Doctor: Source of Fukushima leakage still not controlled — Reactor cores may be underneath containment (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima Update January 17, 2013 Source: conradmillermd Date: Jan 18, 2013

At 1:30 in

Conrad Miller, MD: The source of leakage is still not controlled. And the source release of leakage and the radiation is still not controlled.

In fact, according to Lucas [Enformable.com], the cores of the reactors are not being imaged. . . . → Read More: Doctor: Source of Fukushima leakage still not controlled — Reactor cores may be underneath containment (VIDEO)

Tepco Official: Fukushima Daiichi is on ocean and groundwater is close to surface — A ‘daunting challenge’ to keep radioactive material from spreading?

Title: Japanese cleanup officials see how Hanford does it Source: Tri-CityHerald Author: Annette Cary Date: January 18, 2013

[...] At Hanford’s new 200 West Pump and Treat plant, Hanford’s largest and most sophisticated plant for cleaning contaminated groundwater, the TEPCO visitors heard about the different systems to strip radioactive and organic chemical pollutants out . . . → Read More: Tepco Official: Fukushima Daiichi is on ocean and groundwater is close to surface — A ‘daunting challenge’ to keep radioactive material from spreading?

TV: Uranium used to make atomic bombs dumped in landfill with no cover near major U.S. city — Experts: Waste “is becoming more radioactive” — EPA: It’s safe, leave it there (VIDEO)

Title: EPA: Public is safe despite high levels of radioactive material at St. Louis landfill Source: KSDK Author: Leisa Zigman Date: 12:14 AM, Jan 18, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

About 200 North County residents squared off against EPA officials Thursday night over tons of illegally dumped radioactive material that is sitting on a flood . . . → Read More: TV: Uranium used to make atomic bombs dumped in landfill with no cover near major U.S. city — Experts: Waste “is becoming more radioactive” — EPA: It’s safe, leave it there (VIDEO)

New flyover footage of giant Louisiana sinkhole — First since 2012 (VIDEO)

Assumption Parish Police Jury, Jan. 17, 2013:

Watch more flyover footage here

Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

Title: Statement von Izumi Yamaguchi zur Fukushima-Diskussion am 18.01.2013 in Düsseldorf-Bilk Source: grueneddorf Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2013

At :45 in

Izumi Yamaguchi, from Tokyo, Japan: It will be 2 years since the accident of Tepco Fukushima nuclear power plant No. 1 soon.

However, the situation don’t improve at all, rather are going from . . . → Read More: Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

Video: Experts said there’s an extreme amount of gas in aquifer near giant sinkhole — Another hole can open up if there’s a weak spot according to officials

Title: The Hole Problem: An Interview with John Achee Jr. Source: 28Stones Date Recorded: Nov. 2012 Date Published: Jan. 6, 2013

At 3:15 in

Question: What is your biggest concern for the community at this moment?

Community advocate John Achee Jr.: A lot of experts have told me there’s an extreme amount of natural . . . → Read More: Video: Experts said there’s an extreme amount of gas in aquifer near giant sinkhole — Another hole can open up if there’s a weak spot according to officials

Unprecedented Move: IAEA shifts 47 Japan reactors to ‘Long Term Shutdown’ — Number of reactors ‘in operation’ worldwide at lowest level since Chernobyl in 1986

Title: Historic Move: IAEA Shifts 47 Japanese Reactors Into “Long-Term Shutdown” Category Source: World Nuclear Industry Status Report Date: January 16, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

In an unprecedented move, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has shifted 47 Japanese nuclear reactors from the category “In Operation” to the category “Long-term Shutdown” (LTS) in its . . . → Read More: Unprecedented Move: IAEA shifts 47 Japan reactors to ‘Long Term Shutdown’ — Number of reactors ‘in operation’ worldwide at lowest level since Chernobyl in 1986

“Tip of the Iceberg”: Rampant violations during Fukushima decontamination — “Photos, videos show contractors lied” -Asahi

(Subscription Only) Title: CROOKED CLEANUP: Photos, videos show contractors lied in decontamination reports Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Author: Tamiyuki Kihara and Miki Aoki Date: January 17, 2013

CROOKED CLEANUP: Photos, videos show contractors lied in decontamination reports

Photos and videos taken by The Asahi Shimbun show that general contractors lied in their reports about . . . → Read More: “Tip of the Iceberg”: Rampant violations during Fukushima decontamination — “Photos, videos show contractors lied” -Asahi

Homeland Security: 2 U.S. power plants victim of cyber attack — Reports: Occurring at alarming rate… “Reminiscent of Stuxnet”

The Hill, Jan. 14:

The energy sector was the target of more than 40 percent of all reported cyberattacks on critical infrastructure networks last year, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Malicious attacks on oil-and-gas pipelines and electric utilities occurred at an “alarming rate,” DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team . . . → Read More: Homeland Security: 2 U.S. power plants victim of cyber attack — Reports: Occurring at alarming rate… “Reminiscent of Stuxnet”

Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

Regarding Enformable’s recent report (March 24th, 2011 – Neutron source found 1 mile from Fukushima Daiichi – Maybe from Unit 3 explosion), Fairewind’s chief engineer Arnie Gundersen writes in to ENENews:

Gundersen: The discovery of neutron sources off site means that the Unit 3 fuel was broken by the Unit 3 detonation. I said . . . → Read More: Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

‘Neutron sources’ found 1 mile from Fukushima plant after 3/11 — “Some fuel may have been injected from that spent fuel pool”

Title: March 24th, 2011 – Neutron source found 1 mile from Fukushima Daiichi – Maybe from Unit 3 explosion Source: Enformable Date: Jan 16, 2013

FOIA Document: ML13008A113

See also: Neutron beam seen 13 times at Fukushima — Maybe evidence of nuclear fission or release of plutonium

“Total Hell”: Family’s drinking water bubbling like champagne — US gov’t involved in cover-up? (PHOTO)

Title: EPA Changed Course After Gas Company Protested Source: AP Author: RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Date: January 16, 2013

When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family’s drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.

. . . → Read More: “Total Hell”: Family’s drinking water bubbling like champagne — US gov’t involved in cover-up? (PHOTO)

NHK announcer sues after being fired for evacuating Japan because of Fukushima disaster

Jiji:

A French woman has sued NHK, claiming it unfairly dismissed her after she took a leave of absence from work after the outbreak of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster. [...]

According to the complaint, [Emmanuelle] Bodin was fired unexpectedly a week after she took a leave of absence from work . . . → Read More: NHK announcer sues after being fired for evacuating Japan because of Fukushima disaster

Nature: People have ‘radiophobia’ if they believe food from Fukushima is not safe — “Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation”

Title: Fukushima: Fallout of fear Source: ‘Nature’ Author: Geoff Brumfiel Date: 16 January 2013

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation — but not from the psychological impacts.

[...] It is a pattern seen frequently after major catastrophes, says Ronald Kessler, a professor of health-care policy . . . → Read More: Nature: People have ‘radiophobia’ if they believe food from Fukushima is not safe — “Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation”

Expert to discuss radioactive material being emptied into ocean from Fukushima Daiichi -Caldicott (AUDIO)

Title: #83: Dr. Helen Caldicott Source: Nuclear Hotseat Host and Producer: Libbe HaLevy Release Date: Jan. 15, 2013 Description: Dr. Helen Caldicott talks for the first time about her March 11-12 Symposium: The Medical and Environmental Consequences of Fukushima – a watershed event for our movement, involving doctors, scientists and researchers from around the . . . → Read More: Expert to discuss radioactive material being emptied into ocean from Fukushima Daiichi -Caldicott (AUDIO)

Tepco Official in US: “We are still seeing leakage” — Contaminated groundwater seeping into reactor areas

Title: Fukushima recovery aided by SRS cleanup technology Source: The Augusta Chronicle Author: Rob Pavey Date: Jan. 15, 2013

[...] Even after almost two years of nonstop cleanup work, managing the flow of water contaminated with radiation continues to be one of site’s most significant challenges, [Masumi Ishikawa, TEPCO’s general manager for radioactive fuel . . . → Read More: Tepco Official in US: “We are still seeing leakage” — Contaminated groundwater seeping into reactor areas