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Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency testing air around Byron nuke plant — It’s a public duty to verify current radioactivity levels in area, says director

Title: Air tests being done near the Byron nuclear plant Source: WREX Author: By Mike Costello Date: Jan 31, 2012

Illinois Emergency Management Agency personnel are collecting air samples [... and] testing the air for the presence of radioactive tritium, to make sure everything is safe around the plant. 

“While we don’t expect to . . . → Read More: Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency testing air around Byron nuke plant — It’s a public duty to verify current radioactivity levels in area, says director

Japan Paper: Professor now reveals “a high level of radioactive materials” detected over 1,000km from Fukushima last April

Source: Chugoku Shinbun Date: Jan 26, 2012 Emphasis Added Translated by EX-SKF

It has been revealed that the suction survey at an atmospheric observatory in Nagasaki City, about 1000 kilometers from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, showed a high level of radioactive materials one month after the nuclear accident. Toshihiro Takatsuji, associate professor at . . . → Read More: Japan Paper: Professor now reveals “a high level of radioactive materials” detected over 1,000km from Fukushima last April

NHK: Gov’t to check chromosomes of Fukushima wildlife — “Plant and animal appearance”, “reproductive function” as well

Title: Radiation study of wildlife planned in Fukushima Source: NHK Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:53 +0900 (JST)

Japan will launch a comprehensive study to monitor the impact of radiation exposure on wild animals and plants around the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima.

About the Study

Fukushima Prefecture requested the study Will be conducted . . . → Read More: NHK: Gov’t to check chromosomes of Fukushima wildlife — “Plant and animal appearance”, “reproductive function” as well

NYT: Many experts now believe gov’t officials covered up true extent of public health risk from radiation — “Can no longer pull the wool over public’s eyes”

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Title: Wary, Japanese Take Food Safety Into Their Own Hands Source: NYTimes.com Author: MARTIN FACKLER Date: January 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST Emphasis Added

[...] almost a year after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Japan is still struggling to protect its food supply from . . . → Read More: NYT: Many experts now believe gov’t officials covered up true extent of public health risk from radiation — “Can no longer pull the wool over public’s eyes”

Asahi: People eating more radiation, but not in danger — 96% of Fukushima residents ingested cesium on Dec. 4, 56% in Tokyo area -Study

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Title: Fukushima people eating more cesium but not in danger, says study Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Date:January 19, 2012

The median daily intake of radioactive cesium from meals eaten by families in Fukushima Prefecture is more than 11 times the

SOURCE: Asahi AJW

level in the Kanto region near Tokyo but . . . → Read More: Asahi: People eating more radiation, but not in danger — 96% of Fukushima residents ingested cesium on Dec. 4, 56% in Tokyo area -Study

600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report

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*Google Translation* Title: Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! Source: http://dub314.blog.fc2.com Date: Jan 14, 2012

Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! – Kind of analysis [core] MAX 9,686Bq/kg

1 / . . . → Read More: 600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report

Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: University of California Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering Date: 1/14/2012 (9:40am)

By integrating all of the milk data we have collected since March 11, we can estimate the total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) one could have received from exposure to fission product isotopes in milk to date. For . . . → Read More: Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Canadian Official: Iodine-131 in rainwater was above recommended level for drinking water during March — “It should not exceed the guideline” — Gov’t failed to disclose findings

Radioactive iodine in rainwater: Public was in the dark, Montreal Gazette by Alex Roslin, January 14, 2012:

After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Canadian health officials assured a nervous public that virtually no radioactive fallout had drifted to Canada.

But last March, a Health Canada monitoring station in Calgary detected an average of 8.18 becquerels . . . → Read More: Canadian Official: Iodine-131 in rainwater was above recommended level for drinking water during March — “It should not exceed the guideline” — Gov’t failed to disclose findings

WSJ: Radioactive plague for locust eaters in Japan? — Results astonishing, says researcher

For Japan Locust Eaters, A Plague of Cesium?, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2012:

[... L]ocusts are a bounty for the insect eaters of rice-producing regions like Nagano, Chiba and the towns of the northeast hit hardest by the March 11 disasters.

But Hajime Fugo, the vice president of Tokyo University of Agriculture of . . . → Read More: WSJ: Radioactive plague for locust eaters in Japan? — Results astonishing, says researcher

Radiation levels spike in Miyagi milk — Highest since March

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Cesium Level in Raw Milk in Southern Miyagi Is Rising, EX-SKF, January 13, 2012:

(SOURCE: http://www.r-info-miyagi.jp/r-info/food/#)

From Miyagi Prefecture’s website, the result of measurement of radioactive cesium in raw milk collected at “Sennan Cooler Station” in Shiroishi City in southern Miyagi from March 25 till December 20, 2011:

November 22: 2 becquerels/kg November 29: . . . → Read More: Radiation levels spike in Miyagi milk — Highest since March

ACRO Survey: Homes are significantly contaminated in Tokyo suburb — First time child from capital had radiation detected in urine

Results of ACRO’s [Association pour le Contrôle de la Radioactivité dans l’Ouest] monitoring in Japan, December 15, 2011:

Evacuation is a way to reduce contamination For the first time, we found a contamination of the urine of a child in Tokyo Homes are also significantly contaminated in Ichinoseki in Iwate province to the north . . . → Read More: ACRO Survey: Homes are significantly contaminated in Tokyo suburb — First time child from capital had radiation detected in urine

New Study: Aerosolized plutonium from Fukushima detected in Europe — Spent fuel indicated

Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident in the air over Lithuania: measurement and modelling approaches – Abstract, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Dec. 27, 2011:

Lujanienė G, Byčenkienė S, Povinec PP, Gera M.; Environmental Research Department, SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania

Radionuclides from the Fukushima accident in the air over Lithuania Activity . . . → Read More: New Study: Aerosolized plutonium from Fukushima detected in Europe — Spent fuel indicated

Iodine-131 in eastern US may have exceeded EPA limit

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Measurement of airborne fission products in Chapel Hill, NC, USA from the Fukushima I reactor accident, By S. MacMullin, G.K. Giovanetti, M.P. Green, R. Henning, R. Holmes, K. Vorren, J.F. Wilkerson, Submitted on 17 Nov 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

We first detected airborne fission products in Chapel Hill between 20:00 UTC on March 18, 2011, . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 in eastern US may have exceeded EPA limit

NHK: Extremely high radiation in cedar flowers that release pollen — Not a “great” health hazard says gov’t — 2,000+ grains in a cubic meter of air during season (VIDEO)

High radiation detected in male cedar flowers, NHK, dec. 27, 2011:

Extremely high radiation levels Detected in male flowers of cedar trees Late November to early December to measure the levels of radioactive cesium [Japan's forestry] agency detected 253,000 becquerels of the radioactive substance per kilogram in the flowers collected at Omaru in the . . . → Read More: NHK: Extremely high radiation in cedar flowers that release pollen — Not a “great” health hazard says gov’t — 2,000+ grains in a cubic meter of air during season (VIDEO)

Mainichi: Radiation detected in drinking water from underground source — Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

Water underground is contaminated, Fukushima Diary, Dec. 26, 2011:

Ministry of the Environment measured cesium from well water at 4 locations in Minamisoma [25 km north of Fukushima plant]. It was about 1.3~14.7 Bq/kg, it was for drinking. The samples were taken in October and November. [...]

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Headline: Fukushima . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Radiation detected in drinking water from underground source — Over 15 miles from Fukushima meltdowns

Yomiuri: Could less radiation in food make public feel unsafe?

New food safety rules require time for explanations, preparation : Editorial, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 24, 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

Stricter limits on radiation in food are meant to make the public feel safe and secure–but what if they have the opposite effect? [...]

Careful attention should be paid, however, to the possibility of stricter . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Could less radiation in food make public feel unsafe?

Yokohama radiation testing facility: Resident personally detects 1,850 disintegrations per second in a liter of soil — 250 km from Fukushima meltdowns (VIDEO

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Title: ☢ radiation SOIL (TEST high contermination) “Yokohama Tokyo Japan” Fukushima fallout Uploaded by: harisenbon7777777 Date: Dec 22, 2011 Description: I will provide several videos over the next weeks and months — radiation check food, drinks, soil (Tokyo/Yokohama/Chiba) please subscribe and rate thumbs up Thank you for your support!

Can anyone read the labels . . . → Read More: Yokohama radiation testing facility: Resident personally detects 1,850 disintegrations per second in a liter of soil — 250 km from Fukushima meltdowns (VIDEO

Expert on US, Canada: We’ll see a statistically meaningful increase in cancer from Fukushima on west coast — After Japan, the most radioactive area is Cascade Mountains — Portland had cesium at 100 Bq/m² (VIDEO)

Gundersen’s Latest: New US plant designs very near being licensed by NRC without any including any Fukushima modifications (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima – Total Cost Uploaded by: wepollock Date: Dec 21, 2011 Description: Arnie Gundersen of Fairwinds Associates (a leading nuclear expert) and Warren Pollock ( http://www.wepollock.com ) redefine the Fukushima nuclear incidents (meltdowns and explosions) in terms of human and total cost. [...]

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After Japan, the next hottest . . . → Read More: Expert on US, Canada: We’ll see a statistically meaningful increase in cancer from Fukushima on west coast — After Japan, the most radioactive area is Cascade Mountains — Portland had cesium at 100 Bq/m² (VIDEO)

Gundersen: Gov’t dumping radioactive material into Tokyo Bay — Contaminated seaweed found in area (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima – Total Cost Uploaded by: wepollock Date: Dec 21, 2011 Description: Arnie Gundersen of Fairwinds Associates (a leading nuclear expert) and Warren Pollock ( http://www.wepollock.com ) redefine the Fukushima nuclear incidents (meltdowns and explosions) in terms of human and total cost. [...]

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The Japanese can’t dump the . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Gov’t dumping radioactive material into Tokyo Bay — Contaminated seaweed found in area (VIDEO)

Journalist finds Tokyo indoor dust contaminated with cesium at 1,730 Bq/kg — Scientist: Dust with Fukushima fallout is the source of human radiation exposure (VIDEO)

6,264.74 Bq/Kg from house dust in Ibaraki, Fukushima Diary, December 14, 2011:

Journalist Kinoshita Kota conducted measurements for house dust in Tokyo, Chiba, Ibaraki, and Aichi.

Results for Setagaya, Tokyo Soil

Cs-134 = 255.7 Bq/kg Cs-137 = 290.2 Bq/kg Total = 545.9 Bq/kg

House dust

Cs-134 = 662.57 Bq/kg Cs-137 = 771.81 Bq/kg Total . . . → Read More: Journalist finds Tokyo indoor dust contaminated with cesium at 1,730 Bq/kg — Scientist: Dust with Fukushima fallout is the source of human radiation exposure (VIDEO)

Researcher: Indoor air filter just north of Tokyo contaminated with 230 picocuries/ft² during September — We’re finding radiation increasing in food chain (VIDEO)

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New Video of Scientist Kaltofen Presenting to American Public Health Association, Fairewinds Associates, Inc, Dec. 8, 2011:

A professional video of Marco Kaltofen’s presentation to the American Public Health Association was recently made available to Fairewinds. Kaltofen states that hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan. He also states that auto air filters . . . → Read More: Researcher: Indoor air filter just north of Tokyo contaminated with 230 picocuries/ft² during September — We’re finding radiation increasing in food chain (VIDEO)

Local gov’t tests kids’ lunches: Tokyo nursery school serving milk with 18 Bq/kg of cesium — Over 160 times EPA limit — Milk industry protested testing

Radiation in Japan: 17.9 Becquerels/kg of Cesium from School Lunch Milk, EX-SKF, December 4, 2011:

Despite the protest from the milk industry and the milk distributors, Chiyoda-ku, one of the 23 Special Wards in Tokyo, conducted the analysis of the food served in the school lunches at elementary schools, middle schools, kindergartens and nursery . . . → Read More: Local gov’t tests kids’ lunches: Tokyo nursery school serving milk with 18 Bq/kg of cesium — Over 160 times EPA limit — Milk industry protested testing