Xinhua: Very high radioactivity levels were detected in groundwater from an observation well at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Wednesday. [...] The observation well was set up on the Pacific side of the plant’s No. 2 reactor turbine building last December to find out . . . → Read More: TV: Groundwater shows massive spike in radioactive material at Fukushima plant — Strontium-90 up over 10,000% in past few months — Tepco apologizes (VIDEO)
CBS St. Louis, June 17, 2013 at 7:24a ET: State Rep. Bill Otto Scheduled To Release New Landfill Information [..] Work continues to put out the fire at the burning Bridgeton [near St. Louis, MO] landfill, while new information is expected to be released Monday about the nearby nuclear waste sit. State Representative Bill . . . → Read More: TV: Official to reveal “new concerns” about landfill fire nearby nuclear dump — “Will unveil new information about the radioactive waste” — Erin Brockovich’s group meets with residents
Title: 20130608-Bayou Corne Flyover #8 Source: On Wings of Care Date: June 08, 2013
[...] as our video and photos from today attest, whatever false sense of security that berm provided is now gone forever. And with it, the residents’ last remaining hope that the sinkhole could be contained and they might be able . . . → Read More: Report: Hope that Louisiana sinkhole could be contained now gone forever after berm collapse — Sobering comparison photos (VIDEO)
Title: Experts: More data needed to assess radiation’s role in cancer among Fukushima kids Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Author: Yuri Oiwa and Teruhiko Nose Date: June 6, 2013
Health experts are at odds on whether radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident led to an unexpectedly high occurrence rate of thyroid gland cancer among children . . . → Read More: Asahi: “Unexpectedly high” number of thyroid cancers in Fukushima children — Experts: Premature to say nuclear disaster played no role
Title: Fighting a dragon I cannot see Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: June 5, 2013
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Fairewinds board member Chiho Kaneko: Somebody I know from [Koriyama-area, Fukushima] has a Geiger counter and this person said that the radiation level has gone up actually, even after 1 year. Let’s say last fall, maybe . . . → Read More: Fairewinds: Radiation levels actually rising in Fukushima — Started going up again last fall (VIDEO)
Title: Fighting a dragon I cannot see Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: June 5, 2013
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Nathaniel White-Joyal, Host: It’s clear that the west coast of the United States will be affected by the radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Akio Matsumura, Diplomat: Let me clarify. We are facing global disaster . . . → Read More: Japanese Diplomat: We are facing global catastrophe over next 40-100 years because of Fukushima nuclear disaster (VIDEO)
Title: Levee, trees sink after week of tremors at sinkhole Source: The Advocate Author: David J. Mitchell Date: June 5, 2013
A 400- to 500-foot section of the emergency containment levee around the Assumption Parish sinkhole disappeared under as many as 4 feet of swampland water after a nearly weeklong active period of tremors, . . . → Read More: Watch: New video shows massive section of levee disappeared after days of tremors at Louisiana sinkhole — “Swallowed fairly quickly” overnight Monday
Title: Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima Source: AAP Date: June 5, 2013
Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima
Nine more young people have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer since Japan’s worst nuclear accident two years ago.
That has brought the total number of cancer cases to 12 residents, who were 18 or younger at the time of . . . → Read More: “Thyroid cancer hits Fukushima” — Japan Official: “We need to take a careful look at it”
Title: Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases Source: Kyodo News Date: June 5, 2013
An ongoing study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents from the crippled atomic power plant has found 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 . . . → Read More: Kyodo: 27 Fukushima minors with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer — Almost tripled since last report in February
Title: 2013/6/1栃木県那須塩原市 那須野が原公園① Source: kienaiyoru Date Published: June 2, 2013
A source writes in to ENENews:
Nasunogahara Park in Nasushiobara city, Tochigi prefecture.
This park is located about 100km southwest from Fukushima Daiichi.
Air dose rate (1.8 microsievert/hour) is 3 times higher than the reference value of a radiation controlled area.
The park must be . . . → Read More: Video: Kids walk in park 3 times more radioactive than ‘radiation control area’ — 100 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi — “Must be closed immediately”
Title: Don’t squat down on the radioactive ground！; Mika Noro’s speech on the impact of radiation Source: WorldNetworkChildren Date Published: June 3, 2013
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Noro Mika, Bridge to Chernobyl: Everything that is being said here in Japan are lies.
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Mika: If children touch the ground containing radiation their reproductive . . . → Read More: “Everything that is being said here in Japan are lies” — “If children touch the ground containing radiation their reproductive organs are going to be deformed or sterile” (VIDEO)
Title: 2013.4.6 Namie street dust 86.09μSv/h at 1cm above ground Source: Birdhairjp Date Published: June 2, 2013
A very small portion of the sample have been sent to a certain laboratory for analysis. [...]
On 6 Apr 2013, I measured radiation in front of a temple of Onoda area, Namie town of Fukushima prefecture . . . → Read More: Highly radioactive dust in Fukushima town — “Off the scale… radiation level beyond its capacity” (VIDEO)
Source: MIRMC REPORT 25 Published by: guardianofmiyagi Date: May 29, 2013
60 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium NOW ON SALE in Miyagi ( Store, COOP Miyagi ) Contamination Level of UMEBOSHI [Japanese salt plums] from Kakuda City, Miyagi
Cs-134: 21.95 Bq/kg Cs-137: 38.17 Bq/kg Watch the video . . . → Read More: Video: Over 60 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dried plums OUTSIDE Fukushima Prefecture
Title: EPA: Radioactive waste at Bridgeton landfill poses no public danger Source: KMOV Date: May 29, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency says a March aerial survey of the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton has determined radioactive waste buried there does not pose a danger to the public. [...]
The 200-acre landfill contains two areas . . . → Read More: Report: “Fire continues to move toward the radioactive waste” at St. Louis-area landfill — Now 200 feet closer to illegally buried nuclear material — EPA says it’s OK (VIDEO)
Title: ‘SONGS Trek’ – a Star Trek spoof video made inside San Onofre Source: 10News Author: Mitch Blacher Date: May 21, 2013
Team 10 obtained an internal video showing senior management at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) dressed as Star Trek characters inside the plant’s training simulator.
Southern California Edison (SCE), owners . . . → Read More: TV: “Unbelievable”… Officials made ‘spoof’ video inside troubled California nuclear plant — “So many safety hazards lieutenants, are you prepared to get us out of our current situation?” (VIDEO)
Title: 2013/5/10 Black substance 140000CPM 紙で遮断 ｱｽﾌｧﾙﾄ表面 Source: kienaiyoru Date Published: May 12, 2013
A source from Japan with a background in nuclear engineering describes this recent video filmed in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture:
Beta-ray cut-off characteristic graph
“Please watch this very interesting video. It shows that we can cut off much amout of beta-ray from . . . → Read More: Source: “Very interesting” mystery black substance in Fukushima — Beta particles too intense to be only cesium-134 and 137 (VIDEO)
Title: Great Haste Made Great Waste at Hanford Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: May 22, 2013
Nuclear policy expert Robert Alvarez: Not much attention is paid to the fact that these tanks [at Hanford] that are holding these wastes, they’re decades old.
Most of them were constructed from the 40s-60s, over a third of . . . → Read More: Expert: “Incipient collapse” of radioactive waste tanks possible at U.S. nuclear site (AUDIO)
Title: Hanford officials hid leak evidence from advisory panel Source: KING 5 Author: SUSANNAH FRAME Date: May 21, 2013
A government-chartered advisory panel was told last September that materials spotted outside the inner wall of a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Site were possibly the result of a “carbonate buildup,” “cross-contamination” or . . . → Read More: ‘Amazing’: Plutonium leak at U.S. nuclear site hidden from public — Official: “A very deliberate cover up… I will use the word that we were lied to” (VIDEO)
Title: Hanford waste moved across town with parade permit Source: KING 5 News Author: GARY CHITTIM Date: May 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM
When organizers put on their annual Cool Desert Nights car show and parade in Richland, they need a permit.
When the Department of Energy and its contractors want to truck radioactive . . . → Read More: TV: ‘Parade permits’ used to move high level nuclear materials in U.S. — Application: Will there be food? Vendors? Inflatable play area? (VIDEO)
Title: NRC: Lapdog or Watchdog? Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: May 15, 2013
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Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer: It really is breaking news. [...]
[The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is] saying that to operate the [San Onofre nuclear power] plant going forward would be an experiment.
That’s . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Breaking news… Officials say U.S. nuclear plant operator “was going to do an experiment on the people of Southern California” — “That’s their words; they said it was an experiment” (AUDIO)
Title: Bert Kreischer « Joe Rogan Source: Joe Rogan Experience Date: May 13, 2013 *Warning: Not safe for work
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Joe Rogan: You ever seen those Geiger counter videos? Really fascinating stuff.
There’s a completely different reading when you’re holding it up in the air as opposed when you put it down . . . → Read More: Top Talk Show: Ever seen those Geiger counter videos from Japan? Fascinating stuff — “Really dangerous levels and all these people are living there“ (VIDEO)
Title: All 5 holes in Assumption sinkhole’s containment berm now plugged Source: The Advocate Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL Date: May 15, 2013
[...] John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said workers finished filling the last, largest breach about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was about 75 feet across . . . → Read More: New flyover of giant sinkhole — Largest breach measured 75 feet wide — Water could drain into hole — More dead trees (VIDEO)