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“Fatal Error”: Japan given precise radiation levels from US gov’t just after explosions — Officials kept data secret from public — Year of ‘safe’ radiation received in 8 hours

Government ignored U.S. radiation monitoring data in days after 3/11 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Hiroo Sunaoshi and Kazuyuki Kanai June 18, 2012

Source: Asahi AJW

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Japanese government officials took little notice of up-to-the-minute high radiation measurements provided by the U.S. Energy Department.

The Energy Department used its Aerial Monitoring System (AMS) between March . . . → Read More: “Fatal Error”: Japan given precise radiation levels from US gov’t just after explosions — Officials kept data secret from public — Year of ‘safe’ radiation received in 8 hours

Japan Nuclear Experts: Fears corium not totally covered in water at Reactor No. 1 — May only be 15 inches deep, even lower than No. 2

Excerpts from a May 22 report in the Tokyo Shimbun translated by EXSKF:

Analysis by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) has revealed the possibility that the water inside the Containment Vessel of Reactor 1 may be only 40-centimeter deep, despite 6 tonnes/hour water being injected [into the Reactor Pressure Vessel]. The water . . . → Read More: Japan Nuclear Experts: Fears corium not totally covered in water at Reactor No. 1 — May only be 15 inches deep, even lower than No. 2

Japan Gov’t: Monitoring shows relatively high radiation dose rate in Chiba ~200km from Fukushima; Tochigi, Gunma too — Necessary to continuously confirm accumulation and migration of radioactive substances

Title: Results of the Research on Distribution of Radioactive Substances Discharged by the Accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP (PDF:5203KB) Source: MEXT: Monitoring information of environmental radioactivity level Date Published: April 20,2012

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MEXT conducting the second investigation about the distribution status of radioactive substances

○Only a part of the results of I-131 . . . → Read More: Japan Gov’t: Monitoring shows relatively high radiation dose rate in Chiba ~200km from Fukushima; Tochigi, Gunma too — Necessary to continuously confirm accumulation and migration of radioactive substances

ABC: Prime Minister Kan still worries about what would happen if area where people couldn’t live spread to 200 or 300 km — Leaked memo shows fears of radioactive cloud reaching Tokyo (AUDIO)

Title: More Fukushima panic stories emerge 05/03/2012 Source: ABC Australia Author: Mark Willacy Date: Monday, March 5, 2012 08:24:00

TONY EASTLEY: [...] The latest is an internal official memo confirming that the Japanese government decided to withhold alarming radiation forecasts from the public in the days immediately after the meltdowns. 

North Asia correspondent Mark . . . → Read More: ABC: Prime Minister Kan still worries about what would happen if area where people couldn’t live spread to 200 or 300 km — Leaked memo shows fears of radioactive cloud reaching Tokyo (AUDIO)

Report: Gov’t hid radiation simulation because it was “very, very bad” -Japan professor — Showed serious contamination over wide area

Follow-up to: Kyodo: Radiation forecast can “by no means” be released to public decided gov’t on Mar. 15 — Showed radioactive cloud could spread over Tokyo area

Title: Ministry of Educaiton on SPEEDI Simulation: “We Can’t Make This Public….” Author: EXSKF Date: March 3, 2012

[...] I remember Professor Kunihiko Takeda of Chubu University . . . → Read More: Report: Gov’t hid radiation simulation because it was “very, very bad” -Japan professor — Showed serious contamination over wide area

Kyodo: Radiation forecast can “by no means” be released to public decided gov’t on Mar. 15 — Showed radioactive cloud could spread over Tokyo area

Follow-up to yesterday’s reports:

Wind blew from Fukushima to Tokyo on day Reactor No. 3 exploded — Radiation cloud reached south of Shizuoka on March 14 (MAP) Worst radiation plume from Fukushima was blown over Tokyo on March 14-15 — “This was the main deposition event over Japan for the entire disaster” — . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Radiation forecast can “by no means” be released to public decided gov’t on Mar. 15 — Showed radioactive cloud could spread over Tokyo area

UN document: "There would be a hazard around eastern part of Japan" — 60 hours of emissions blowing southwest over Tokyo forecasted last March

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Title: RSMC Tokyo(JP), Obninsk(RU) and Beijing(CN) – Eastern Japan Deposition Source: Enformable Date: Feb 14, 2012

Source: Fukushima Daiichi Release date-time: Mar. 20 – Mar. 23, 2011

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RSMC Beijing and RSMC Tokyo’s exposure areas will spread toward east for the first 24 hours and then spread toward the southwest from the start . . . → Read More: UN document: "There would be a hazard around eastern part of Japan" — 60 hours of emissions blowing southwest over Tokyo forecasted last March

ABC: Official says Japan betrayed its own people over radiation dangers — Gov’t actions akin to murder — “We didn’t think of that” says Science Ministry (AUDIO)

Title: Japan ‘betrayed citizens’ over radiation danger – ABC Ballarat – Australian Broadcasting Corporation Source: ABC Australia Author:Mark Willacy Date: January 19, 2012 09:52:57

(AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE HERE)

Japan has been accused of betraying its own people by giving the American military information about the spread of radiation from Fukushima more than a week . . . → Read More: ABC: Official says Japan betrayed its own people over radiation dangers — Gov’t actions akin to murder — “We didn’t think of that” says Science Ministry (AUDIO)

Bloomberg: US got SPEEDI radiation forecasts 10 days before Japan public — “Stop these word games” lawyer tells official — Gov’t had first claimed projections not accurate

Title: New Fukushima Investigation Promises to Dig Deeper Into Nuclear CrisisSource: – BloombergAuthor: Tsuyoshi Inajima and Kanoko MatsuyamaDate: Jan 17, 2012 12:38 AM ET [...] Itaru Watanabe, an official at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, said data produced by the system for projecting the spread of radiation, called SPEEDI, was . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: US got SPEEDI radiation forecasts 10 days before Japan public — “Stop these word games” lawyer tells official — Gov’t had first claimed projections not accurate

NHK: Japan gov’t gave SPEEDI radiation forecasts to US military, NOT own citizens

Title: SPEEDI information provided to United States Military But Not Japanese Citizens Source: Enformable Date: Jan. 16, 2012

Representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Education were called as witnesses by the Accident Investigation Board in charge of discovering the true nature of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. During questioning it was determined that the predictive . . . → Read More: NHK: Japan gov’t gave SPEEDI radiation forecasts to US military, NOT own citizens

Radiation forecasts withheld by gov’t: Releasing it “would cause unnecessary panic” — “Ministry DECIDED such data would be unavailable due to loss of power”

Fears slowed SPEEDI info, The Daily Yomiuri, Dec. 30, 2011:

The System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI)–the government computer system that projects the dispersal of radioactive substances–was designed to pinpoint which areas should be evacuated after a nuclear accident. However, the government initially withheld SPEEDI’s projections after the Fukushima nuclear crisis . . . → Read More: Radiation forecasts withheld by gov’t: Releasing it “would cause unnecessary panic” — “Ministry DECIDED such data would be unavailable due to loss of power”

Gov’t projections assumed ONE becquerel per hour was leaking from Fukushima — Actual rate reached at least 10 Quadrillion times higher

Fears slowed SPEEDI info, The Daily Yomiuri, Dec. 30, 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

[...] The Education, Science, Culture, Sports and Technology Ministry oversees SPEEDI. The system estimates where radioactive material will spread based on data, including figures provided by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) on the amount of radioactive material released. [...]

That . . . → Read More: Gov’t projections assumed ONE becquerel per hour was leaking from Fukushima — Actual rate reached at least 10 Quadrillion times higher

New contamination map shows Cesium-137 deposited over 900 km from Fukushima… Extends west of Hiroshima

Study shows nuclear crisis may have polluted wider areas of Japan, DPA, November 15, 2011:

Radioactivity from a damaged nuclear plant may have contaminated wider areas of Japan than previously thought, a study by a team of researchers showed Tuesday.  [...]

Radioisotopes of elements including caesium, tellurium and iodine were blown more than . . . → Read More: New contamination map shows Cesium-137 deposited over 900 km from Fukushima… Extends west of Hiroshima

Xenon known to cause dramatic increase in lung cancer — Bombards humans with very powerful x-rays — Turns into cesium — Xenon from Fukushima most ever, 2.5 times Chernobyl (VIDEO)

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Title: Arnold Gundersen with another Fukushima report as radiation levels rise in Japan

Program: If You Love This Planet

Date Aired: Nov. 11, 2011

Description: This week, Dr. Caldicott once again chats with Arnold Gundersen, a nuclear energy consultant with Fairewinds Associates, about the ongoing situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in . . . → Read More: Xenon known to cause dramatic increase in lung cancer — Bombards humans with very powerful x-rays — Turns into cesium — Xenon from Fukushima most ever, 2.5 times Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Radioactive Silver-110m detected at over 10,000 Bq/m² outside 30km evacuation zone (MAP)

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Oct. 31 — “The Ministry of Education and Science announced on October 31 the ‘result’ of the survey they did in June. Much like announcing the result in July of the survey they did in March about radioactive fallout in Tohoku and Kanto, where radioactive iodine, cesium tellurium and silver were found in abundance . . . → Read More: Radioactive Silver-110m detected at over 10,000 Bq/m² outside 30km evacuation zone (MAP)

Asahi: Western Tokyo may have been contaminated when radiation plume fell to ground after Reactor No. 2′s core was exposed, says Japan prof.

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Excerpts from The Asahi Shimbun’s Oct. 24 AJW article Expert: Radioactive materials reached Kanto via 2 routes

“Hiromi Yamazawa, a professor of environmental radiology at Nagoya University, said the first radioactive plume moved through Ibaraki Prefecture and turned northward to Gunma Prefecture between late March 14 and the afternoon of March 15. Large . . . → Read More: Asahi: Western Tokyo may have been contaminated when radiation plume fell to ground after Reactor No. 2′s core was exposed, says Japan prof.

Gov’t: Plutonium dose at 27 microsieverts in Namiemachi — Will remain “for about 50 years” (MAP)

SOURCE: Daily Yomiuri

Plutonium detected outside N-plant site, Yomiuri Shimbun, October 2, 2011:

[...] A map released by the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry on Friday shows plutonium was found in soil samples taken from a total of six locations in Futabamachi, Namiemachi and Iitatemura, Fukushima Prefecture. [...]

A preliminary ministry calculation shows that the . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Plutonium dose at 27 microsieverts in Namiemachi — Will remain “for about 50 years” (MAP)

Strontium found 80 km from Fukushima plant — 15 Bq/m² of plutonium-239 and -240 in Minamisoma (MAP)

SOURCE: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Highly toxic plutonium detected in soil 45 km away from Fukushima nuclear complex, Mainichi, October 1, 2011:

Namie registered the highest density of plutonium-238 with 4 becquerels per one square meter of soil. The combined density of 15 becquerels of plutonium-239 and -240 was detected in one square meter of soil in Minamisoma, while . . . → Read More: Strontium found 80 km from Fukushima plant — 15 Bq/m² of plutonium-239 and -240 in Minamisoma (MAP)

Cesium contamination stretches to Japan’s west coast — Asahi: Over 30,000 Bq/m² in Nagano, 250 km from meltdowns (MAP)

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SOURCE: Asahi

Airborne cesium contamination maps published even beyond 250 km, Gunma, Asahi, September 28, 2011:

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27 Ministry of Education, for the accumulation of radioactive cesium was measured using the aircraft, pollution maps published in Gunma Prefecture. Scattered zones of contamination by TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, it was . . . → Read More: Cesium contamination stretches to Japan’s west coast — Asahi: Over 30,000 Bq/m² in Nagano, 250 km from meltdowns (MAP)

New Gov’t Radiation Map Released: “Many people dismayed” — Contamination 50 miles NW of Tokyo in Gunma “looks worse than feared” (MAPS)

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SOURCE: Google Maps

Radiation Map by Ministry of Education: Gunma Looks Worse Than Expected, EX-SKF, September 27, 2011:

On September 27 the Ministry of Education and Science announced the result of their latest aerial survey of radiation contamination they did over Gunma Prefecture, and many people are dismayed that the contamination in the . . . → Read More: New Gov’t Radiation Map Released: “Many people dismayed” — Contamination 50 miles NW of Tokyo in Gunma “looks worse than feared” (MAPS)

Gov’t: Clouds brought radioactive iodine southward after meltdowns, not only NW as was reported — Now trying to determine levels because of cancer risk (MAP & VIDEO)

Map as of June 14 (SOURCE: NHK)

Map as of June 14

Radioactive iodine spread south of nuclear plant, NHK, September 22, 2011:

A Japanese government survey shows that radioactive iodine emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spread not only northwestward but also to the south of the plant [...] at relatively high levels. [...]

Ministry officials say clouds . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Clouds brought radioactive iodine southward after meltdowns, not only NW as was reported — Now trying to determine levels because of cancer risk (MAP & VIDEO)

Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)

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Bureau of Meteorology forecast the diffusion of radioactive material by the Swiss, Swiss Meteorological Bureau via atmc.jp, September 7, 2011:

SOURCE: atmc.jp

The dispersion movie shows the forecasted particle dispersion at 3 different heights: 10 meters, 500 meters and 1500 meters.

Watch videos here.

SOURCE: Swiss Meteorological . . . → Read More: Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)

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