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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

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

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

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)

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)

NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Japan Hid Radiation Path, Leaving Evacuees in Peril, Ko Sasaki for The New York Times, August 8, 2011:

[... Forecasts from a] government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases [...] were left unpublicized by bureaucrats in Tokyo, operating in a culture that sought to avoid responsibility and, above all, criticism. . . . → Read More: NYT: Authorities hid radioactive plume forecasts to avoid evacuations, officials reveal — Mayor says akin to “murder”

Germany discontinuing forecast of radioactive plume on July 29 — Final animation shows it heading south over Tokyo (MAP)

Migration Japan, Deutscher Wetterdienst [Public institution with partial legal capacity under Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development], July 27, 2011:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The provision of this graphics will bei [sic] discontinued on July, 29th. If required, the production will be resumed.

The Deutscher Wetterdienst has ceased to publish its special reports . . . → Read More: Germany discontinuing forecast of radioactive plume on July 29 — Final animation shows it heading south over Tokyo (MAP)

IAEA closed door session: Group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan about Fukushima — Led to difficulties projecting how radioactive materials would spread around world

IAEA criticizes Japan’s nuclear data sharing. NHK, June 22. 2011:

Participants at a closed door session of the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to set up an international mechanism to share information in the event of nuclear emergencies. [...]

A Japanese official quoted an expert from the World Meteorological Organization as saying the . . . → Read More: IAEA closed door session: Group was unable to obtain necessary information from Japan about Fukushima — Led to difficulties projecting how radioactive materials would spread around world

Carnegie experts: Real possibility of additional “significant” radioactive releases from Fukushima

Radiation ‘hotspots’ hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis, Reuters, June 14, 2011:

The incomplete data has complicated Japan’s response to the disaster [...] It has also created a mood of quiet despair in already devastated communities. “I never believe anything I hear any more on radiation,” said Shukuko Kuzumi, 63, who lives in Iwaki, . . . → Read More: Carnegie experts: Real possibility of additional “significant” radioactive releases from Fukushima

NILU ends public forecasts as map shows large radiation clouds now over US, Canada (VIDEOS)

Fukushima, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), May 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: NILU ends public forecasts as map shows large radiation clouds now over US, Canada (VIDEOS)

Email from Japanese gov’t officials says high density radiation will be released May 8 if situation continues

Website of Taro Kono, member of Japan’s House of Representatives, May 5, 2011 . . . → Read More: Email from Japanese gov’t officials says high density radiation will be released May 8 if situation continues

Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

Fukushima Potential Releases, I-131 & Cs-137 Total Column for May 3-May 6, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), May 2, 2011:

“These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more information on . . . → Read More: Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)

New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

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Norwegian Institute for Air Research Flexpart Forecasts, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 25, 2011:

Cesium-137 Total Column over U.S.:

Iodine-131 Total Column over U.S. and . . . → Read More: New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

Fukushima Forecast: Radiation cloud to approach US West Coast starting April 24 (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 20-April 25, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 21, 2011:

4/24 at 7 am PST

4/25 at 7 am PST

 

 

 

 

 

 

*”These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Radiation cloud to approach US West Coast starting April 24 (VIDEO)

Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

A video was recently posted on YouTube which appears to be an unpublished Cesium-137 forecast produced by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). According to the video’s description, the unpublished forecast was found while on the back end of the NILU website at this address: http://squid.nilu.no/~burkhart/sharing/

The forecast is no longer accessible, but . . . → Read More: Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)

Fukushima Forecast: Uninterrupted line of radiation stretches across Pacific, tracking towards West Coast of U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

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Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 18-April 22, 2011, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 18, 2011:

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*”These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are likely to change once we obtain more . . . → Read More: Fukushima Forecast: Uninterrupted line of radiation stretches across Pacific, tracking towards West Coast of U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

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