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Fukushima woman poured gasoline over body and set self on fire — Family blames Tepco

Bereaved family of Fukushima woman who committed suicide set to sue TEPCO- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)MainichiMay 10, 2012 [...] Along with three other family members, Mikio Watanabe plans to bring the case to the Fukushima District Court on May 18. Watanabe and his family argue that the Fukushima nuclear disaster led his wife, Hamako, to suffer depression . . . → Read More: Fukushima woman poured gasoline over body and set self on fire — Family blames Tepco

Researcher: Japan accepting 20 millisieverts of radiation as safe “could lead to a public health disaster”

The Dangers of Low Dose Radiation Asia-Pacific Journal May 6, 2012

Independent researcher Ian Goddard has carried out a survey of published research on the potential health effects of rates of radiation exposure that the Japanese government has declared safe (up to 20 mSv per year). While few in Japan have been exposed to . . . → Read More: Researcher: Japan accepting 20 millisieverts of radiation as safe “could lead to a public health disaster”

KPFK airs 15-minute segment on Spent Fuel Pool No. 4: “The scariest part? It’s being covered by virtually nobody in the mainstream corporate media” (AUDIO)

Brad Jacobson on Fukushima’s ‘Ticking Time-Bomb’KPFK’s Brad FriedmanMay 9, 2012 I was joined by Brad Jacobson to discuss his terrifying new report at Alternet on the “ticking time-bomb” that is the precarious Spent Fuel Pool — now fully exposed, 100 feet off the ground in a listing building — at Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor #4. . . . → Read More: KPFK airs 15-minute segment on Spent Fuel Pool No. 4: “The scariest part? It’s being covered by virtually nobody in the mainstream corporate media” (AUDIO)

Alpha radiation detected near Japan’s west coast in Niigata, Yamagata — Local official suspects levels too high to be from Fukushima Daiichi (VIDEO)

南相馬市 大山こういちのブログ : 日本海側のアルファ線検知 Website of Oyama Koichi, member of the city council of Minamisōma city in Fukushima Published: May 9, 2012

Via Fukushima Diary: “Oyama measured alpha ray in Yamagata and Niigata prefecture, where are on Japan sea side [...] Because this is too high even compared to the contamination situation in Fukushima, . . . → Read More: Alpha radiation detected near Japan’s west coast in Niigata, Yamagata — Local official suspects levels too high to be from Fukushima Daiichi (VIDEO)

Krypton-85 doubles inside Reactor No. 2 — At highest level since year began

Gas Sampling Results of Unit 2 PCV Gas Control System Tokyo Electric Power Company May 8, 2012

May 8: 260 Bq/cm³ May 2: 130 Bq/cm³ Apr. 25: 55 Bq/cm³ Apr. 11: 32 Bq/cm³ Apr. 3: 97 Bq/cm³ Mar. 28: 73 Bq/cm³ Mar. 14: Less than 26 Bq/cm³ Feb. 17: Less than 28 Bq/cm³ Feb. . . . → Read More: Krypton-85 doubles inside Reactor No. 2 — At highest level since year began

Gundersen book #1 on Japan’s science bestseller list — Long interview with major Tokyo TV station upcoming (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Discuss the Triple Meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi and the Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool WDEV Radio’s Mark Johnson May 1, 2012

WDEV/Radio Vermont’s Mark Johnson interviews Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds. Johnson and Gundersen discuss the situation now at Fukushima Daiichi and the lingering disaster at its Unit 4 spent fuel pool. 

h/t . . . → Read More: Gundersen book #1 on Japan’s science bestseller list — Long interview with major Tokyo TV station upcoming (VIDEO)

Uranium detected in Tokyo soil sample — “That needs more study” says nuclear expert (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Discuss the Triple Meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi and the Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool WDEV Radio’s Mark Johnson May 1, 2012

WDEV/Radio Vermont’s Mark Johnson interviews Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds. Johnson and Gundersen discuss the situation now at Fukushima Daiichi and the lingering disaster at its Unit 4 spent fuel pool. 

“One . . . → Read More: Uranium detected in Tokyo soil sample — “That needs more study” says nuclear expert (VIDEO)

Asia-Pacific Journal: Surging suicide rate among Fukushima evacuees — “Figures have been fabricated to save face… officials press hard for cover-ups” -NGO leader

After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11 The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 19, No. 2 By Makiko Segawa May 7, 2012

Spring, Sakura and Suicide

In the beautiful season of spring, under a bed of Sakura petals, there is a hidden facet of life here that the Japan . . . → Read More: Asia-Pacific Journal: Surging suicide rate among Fukushima evacuees — “Figures have been fabricated to save face… officials press hard for cover-ups” -NGO leader

Joe Rogan on No. 4 Fuel Pool at Fukushima: Nuclear power is like summoning a demon — It’s ridiculous (VIDEO)

Joe Rogan Experience #214 Duncan Trussell, Joe Rogan May 8, 2012

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Top talk show discusses Prof. Koide’s statements about feeding Fukushima-contaminated food to supporters of nuclear power (VIDEO)

Coast to Coast AM John B. Wells May 5, 2012

“As of 2006, the show attracts an estimated 4.5 million listeners every night, making it the most listened to late night show in North America.” -Wikipedia

Shocking Report: Rumors of stressed-out Fukushima nuclear workers attacking women

After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11 The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 19, No. 2 By Makiko Segawa May 7, 2012

A Crime Wave in the Wake of Disaster

Behind the doors, in Iwaki city, there is another story that rarely appears openly in the media. Violent crimes . . . → Read More: Shocking Report: Rumors of stressed-out Fukushima nuclear workers attacking women

Kaltofen shows effect of plutonium on lung tissue: See single particle cause fibrotic nodule in lung — Eases fears on West Coast (VIDEO)

Hot Particles and Measurement of Radioactivity Fairewinds Energy Education May 8, 2012

Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Boston Chemical Data Corporation’s Founder Marco Kaltofen have an in-depth conversation regarding the challenges of measuring radiation exposures to people around the globe. Kaltofen explains the scientific methodology involved in accurately analyzing and measuring radioactive releases . . . → Read More: Kaltofen shows effect of plutonium on lung tissue: See single particle cause fibrotic nodule in lung — Eases fears on West Coast (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: Nothing can be done except to leak radioactive water! — Honestly feel that we are dumping massive amounts into ocean — Will spread all over world, reaching Hawaii and US soon

After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 19, No. 2By Makiko SegawaMay 7, 2012 Continuous Dumping of Contaminated Water

Possibly angry at this situation, on April 21st a 62-year-old nuclear worker broke the silence on the continued leakage of contaminated water from Fukushima . . . → Read More: Fukushima Daiichi Worker: Nothing can be done except to leak radioactive water! — Honestly feel that we are dumping massive amounts into ocean — Will spread all over world, reaching Hawaii and US soon

Caldicott: “When the earthquake occurred the reactors sunk about a meter in the earth” (VIDEO)

Title: Who cares? Helen Caldicott and Kate Orff in conversation Author: Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Date Filmed: April 2, 2012 Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2012 Description: Columbia University’s Wood Auditorium — Helen Caldicott, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Kate Orff, Columbia University GSAPP

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“When the earthquake . . . → Read More: Caldicott: “When the earthquake occurred the reactors sunk about a meter in the earth” (VIDEO)

NHK: Expert urges caution against more tornadoes — Fukushima borders both prefectures that had devastating twisters on Sunday — Over 250 km/h, among most powerful ever in Japan — Houses completely uprooted (VIDEO)

Weather’s recipe right for twisters The Japan Times Online By HIROKO NAKATA Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday’s devastating tornadoes in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures were caused by a rare situation attributed in part to a winter that went on for some weeks longer than normal, and a recent sharp rise in surface temperatures, experts . . . → Read More: NHK: Expert urges caution against more tornadoes — Fukushima borders both prefectures that had devastating twisters on Sunday — Over 250 km/h, among most powerful ever in Japan — Houses completely uprooted (VIDEO)

Tokyo officials paying for bloggers to come to Japan and show it’s safe — First choice mentioned is editor of Muslim Brotherhood’s website — “Bloggers have direct channels to the audience, to whom established media do not necessarily appeal”

Tokyo seeks bloggers for cyber-charm tourism drive Bangkok Post 9/05/2012 at 11:48 PM

[...] The idea is the latest bid by Tokyo to repair a reputation that was badly hit by the quake and tsunami disasters in March 2011 and the subsequent nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima. 

The bloggers were chosen on the basis of . . . → Read More: Tokyo officials paying for bloggers to come to Japan and show it’s safe — First choice mentioned is editor of Muslim Brotherhood’s website — “Bloggers have direct channels to the audience, to whom established media do not necessarily appeal”

NISA: If we experience a quake, of course, uneven settlements of the ground could occur at Fukushima Daiichi — This happened at another nuclear plant 200km away (VIDEO)

*Shocking* Q & A at NISA press conference – leaning Fukushima reactor 4 building Uploaded: May 8, 2012 Translated by: Goldieluvmj

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Kino: There’s been a rumour that there are uneven settlements of the ground around the unit 4 building. So I don’t understand why you haven’t surveyed the ground.

NISA: . . . → Read More: NISA: If we experience a quake, of course, uneven settlements of the ground could occur at Fukushima Daiichi — This happened at another nuclear plant 200km away (VIDEO)

FBI Whistleblower Releases Unauthorized Memoir — “They have individuals on their payroll on almost every nuclear facility in the United States” (VIDEO)

‘Classified Woman’ – Sibel Edmonds Finally Wins The Brad Blog May 2, 2012

[...] the Iranian-born former FBI translator [Sibel Edmonds] fought to blow the whistle on traitorous deception and cover-up inside the FBI, blackmail inside the U.S. Congress and startling allegations of espionage and nuclear secrets sold to U.S. enemies on the foreign . . . → Read More: FBI Whistleblower Releases Unauthorized Memoir — “They have individuals on their payroll on almost every nuclear facility in the United States” (VIDEO)

NHK: 17-year-old boy employed at Fukushima Daiichi — Worked to repair Reactor No. 2 turbine building (VIDEO)

TEPCO admits at least one underage subcontractor worked at Fukushima Daiichi in April 2011 Enformable May 8, 2012

TEPCO announced that a 17 year old boy had been working in Fukushima in early April 2011, a violation of the nation’s Labor Standards Law, the JiJi Press reports.

According to TEPCO, the boy engaged in . . . → Read More: NHK: 17-year-old boy employed at Fukushima Daiichi — Worked to repair Reactor No. 2 turbine building (VIDEO)

Columbia Medical Professor: Inhaling just one radioactive hot particle can cause cancer (VIDEO)

Footage of the NYC Press Conference May 4th 2012 Cinema Forum Fukushima

New York — Description: Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.

Dr. Andy Kanter, MD, MPH, President of the Board of Directors of . . . → Read More: Columbia Medical Professor: Inhaling just one radioactive hot particle can cause cancer (VIDEO)

Gov’t spokesman discusses ‘heat’ or ‘lack of walls’ decreasing strength of No. 4 reactor building — “We’ve NOT included these points in our assessment even though that may exists” (VIDEO)

*Shocking* Q & A at NISA press conference – leaning Fukushima reactor 4 building Uploaded: May 8, 2012 Translated by: Goldieluvmj

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Kino: Are you saying that there is no damage to the building and have you not considered all of these points in your assessment?

NISA: Whether there are damages to . . . → Read More: Gov’t spokesman discusses ‘heat’ or ‘lack of walls’ decreasing strength of No. 4 reactor building — “We’ve NOT included these points in our assessment even though that may exists” (VIDEO)

Nuclear Professor: 5,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of cesium-137 in spent fuel pool No. 4 — “Low estimate” (VIDEO)

Footage of the NYC Press Conference May 4th 2012 Cinema Forum Fukushima

New York — Description: Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.

Hiroaki KOIDE / Nuclear Reactor Specialist and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University . . . → Read More: Nuclear Professor: 5,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of cesium-137 in spent fuel pool No. 4 — “Low estimate” (VIDEO)