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Bizarre “radiation incident” as Fukushima plumes hit U.S. in March 2011 — Law enforcement divisions descended on home of teenager with geiger counter (VIDEO)

Title: Huntsville’s young scientist Source: ABC 31 (Huntsville, AL) Author: Hollie Thrasher Date: February 26, 2013

When William Lucas was 13 years-old he did made a huge discovery before Nasa, the US Air Force, or any other scientist around the world; he discovered a massive Gamma Ray burst. [...]

[...] He began measuring the . . . → Read More: Bizarre “radiation incident” as Fukushima plumes hit U.S. in March 2011 — Law enforcement divisions descended on home of teenager with geiger counter (VIDEO)

ABC News: Radiation levels in Tokyo Bay causing worry — Concerns for safety of… escaped penguin? (PHOTO)

Rogue Penguin Resurfaces in Tokyo Bay ABC News Akiko Fujita May 17, 2012 2:27pm

SOURCE: Japan Coast Guard

A Humboldt penguin that made a daring escape from a Tokyo aquarium has resurfaced two months later. [...]

The bird, known only as Penguin Number 337, escaped Tokyo Sea Life Park in March by scaling . . . → Read More: ABC News: Radiation levels in Tokyo Bay causing worry — Concerns for safety of… escaped penguin? (PHOTO)

Report: Asahi TV show airs photos of mutated plants in Tokyo — Same program to feature dire situation at No. 4 fuel pool — Asked audience to send in more examples (PHOTO)

Via Fukushima Diary on April 18, 2012:

[...] A news reporter showed this mutated dandelion in the TV show “Morning bird” of TV asahi. 2 flowers from one huge stem. 20 of them are growing close to each other in Tokyo. Maybe the dandelions were stressed. The TV show is asking for more pictures . . . → Read More: Report: Asahi TV show airs photos of mutated plants in Tokyo — Same program to feature dire situation at No. 4 fuel pool — Asked audience to send in more examples (PHOTO)

Beauty contest for “prettiest student who ate only food from Fukushima” — Supported by Japan gov’t

Title: Japanese government criticized for downplaying nuclear disasterSource: Deutsche WelleAuthor: Ulrike Mast-Kirschning / sbEditor: Shamil ShamsDate: 18.04.2012 [... Physicist and head of the Society for Radiation Protection Sebastian] Pflugbeil thinks the Japanese government’s strategies to get over the catastrophe by appealing to peoples’ patriotism is absurd. On his last trip to the East Asian . . . → Read More: Beauty contest for “prettiest student who ate only food from Fukushima” — Supported by Japan gov’t

New Scientist: Sperm damage in birds near Chernobyl — UK professor claims not from meltdown because it wasn’t enough to explain amount of harm observed

Title: Fukushima birds may cope with radiation Source: New Scientist Date: 11 April 2012

JAPAN’S birds can breathe a little easier: the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident might not have a lasting impact on breeding patterns.

A 2011 study of birds near Chernobyl in Ukraine found that their sperm is being damaged by harmful reactive . . . → Read More: New Scientist: Sperm damage in birds near Chernobyl — UK professor claims not from meltdown because it wasn’t enough to explain amount of harm observed

L.A. Daily News: Casino to be built on site of nuclear reactor meltdown just miles from Los Angeles? Was up to 240 times Three Mile Island — Cesium-137 still up to 1,000 times over limit

Follow-up to: Los Angeles-area Meltdown: Cesium-137 still up to 1,000 times higher than standard — Plutonium also detected — Located between Chatsworth and Simi Valley Erin Brockovich taking on nuke industry: “Massive amounts of cancer” in hometown near L.A. — Astounded by rare, rare cancers among youth (VIDEOS)

Title: Full cleanup in doubt in . . . → Read More: L.A. Daily News: Casino to be built on site of nuclear reactor meltdown just miles from Los Angeles? Was up to 240 times Three Mile Island — Cesium-137 still up to 1,000 times over limit

Fear of radiation a “psychiatric disorder” in Japan — The Cure? Have them work at decontaminating radiation, says doctor -Mainichi

Title: Fear of radiation from Fukushima accident led to psychiatric disorder hospitalizations Source: (Mainichi Japan) Date: March 26, 2012 Emphasis Added

Fear of radiation from Fukushima accident led to psychiatric disorder hospitalizations

Some 24.4 percent of people who were hospitalized in Fukushima with psychiatric disorders in the wake of the outbreak of the crisis . . . → Read More: Fear of radiation a “psychiatric disorder” in Japan — The Cure? Have them work at decontaminating radiation, says doctor -Mainichi

TV Interview: Do you believe Tepco is ready to run nuclear plants? — Tepco after 20 seconds of total silence: “That is a difficult question” (VIDEO)

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Follow-up to: Watch: Japan’s top nuclear official freezes when questioned publicly — Remains motionless for over a minute (VIDEO)

Title: The Fukushima Lie Source: ZDF (German TV) Author: Documentary by Johannes Hano, camera Heiko Käberich, Toby Marshall Upload Date: Mar 22, 2012 Uploaded by: Steven Morello Translation by: Steven Muschalik Subtitles by: Jerry Sa . . . → Read More: TV Interview: Do you believe Tepco is ready to run nuclear plants? — Tepco after 20 seconds of total silence: “That is a difficult question” (VIDEO)

Strange: Pieces of highly radioactive mystery black substance cling to magnet (VIDEO)

Google Translation Title: Or blue-green algae or black substance beyond 100μSv stick with a magnet? – YouTube Uploaded by mak551000 (Minamisoma City Councilor Koichi Oyama) Date: March 20, 2012

Read more here: http://mak55.exblog.jp/15601644/

Similar video from March 13 using paper to block alpha radiation:

More on the mystery black substance:

. . . → Read More: Strange: Pieces of highly radioactive mystery black substance cling to magnet (VIDEO)

Reports: Tokyo Vice Governor suggests Fukushima draft? “We all Japanese must face it” — Sale of foreign Geiger counters banned?

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Feb. 18, 2012 tweet from Tokyo Vice Governor Naoki Inose translated by Fukushima Diary

At the end of the NHK TV program Hakunetsu class, we talked about the justice of landsknecht [German mercenaries] and conscription. We can’t think about it as reality because Japan is not supposed to have a war, but as a . . . → Read More: Reports: Tokyo Vice Governor suggests Fukushima draft? “We all Japanese must face it” — Sale of foreign Geiger counters banned?

Press Conference Part II: Faces scrambled, large portions of audio censored — Local official says there are a lot of highly radioactive substances throughout this city… “Safety measures must be conducted immediately” (VIDEO)

(Part I here: Press Conference: We like to tell some serious news today — Seems that radioactive substances are “combining together” — “We are seriously wondering how much radiation has been spread” (VIDEO))

SOS from Minamisoma Press Conference Part II & III, Feb 20, 2012 Uploaded by: amuosim Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2012

Over . . . → Read More: Press Conference Part II: Faces scrambled, large portions of audio censored — Local official says there are a lot of highly radioactive substances throughout this city… “Safety measures must be conducted immediately” (VIDEO)

Press Conference: We like to tell some serious news today — Seems that radioactive substances are “combining together” — “We are seriously wondering how much radiation has been spread” (VIDEO)

UPDATE HERE: Press Conference Part II: Faces scrambled, large portions of audio censored — Local official says there are a lot of highly radioactive substances throughout this city… “Safety measures must be conducted immediately” (VIDEO)

SOS from Minamisoma Press Conference Part I, Feb 20, 2012 Uploaded by: amuosim Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2012

Over . . . → Read More: Press Conference: We like to tell some serious news today — Seems that radioactive substances are “combining together” — “We are seriously wondering how much radiation has been spread” (VIDEO)

Anonymous Source: Community of 6,000 people were assumed to have evacuated from high radiation area… They had not — Eventually happened 3 months after meltdowns — Gov’t doctor came and said ok to eat local food — “Iitate, I think, is finished”

Title: Experts struggle to collect data in FukushimaSource: Al JazeeraAuthor: D. Parvaz Date: March 17, 2012 6,000 residents of Iitate village One of the village’s former residents (now evacuated), who did not want to be named, said that Tweets sent out shortly after the explosions at the plant indicated that it was assumed that . . . → Read More: Anonymous Source: Community of 6,000 people were assumed to have evacuated from high radiation area… They had not — Eventually happened 3 months after meltdowns — Gov’t doctor came and said ok to eat local food — “Iitate, I think, is finished”

*Shock* NPR: Getting your skin burned from high-level radiation exposure poses no health risk

Title: The Cost of Fear: The Framing of a Fukushima ReportSource: NPR OmbudsmanAuthor: Edward Schumacher-MatosDate: March 15, 2012 [...] Some listeners contacted us following the segment to question why Harris would, in their words, “downplay” the dangers radiation exposure had on the public. In particular, Chris McCarthy, a physics professor at San Francisco State . . . → Read More: *Shock* NPR: Getting your skin burned from high-level radiation exposure poses no health risk

Sickened Minamisoma woman’s blog shut down — Recently featured on major news network

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Blog of sickened Minamisoma woman Numayu: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kmasa924 Google Translation

Blogs that are specified can not be found. There is a possibility has been deleted or blog, URL that you specified is incorrect.

“There is no even cache. The reason why it was shut down is not announced. When she appeared on Aljazeera, she had . . . → Read More: Sickened Minamisoma woman’s blog shut down — Recently featured on major news network

Strange Japanese press conference calls for jailing of Tepco officials, guilty of criminal error — Says international media damaged ‘Japan Brand’ (1hr VIDEO)

Title: TEPCO’s Criminal Error and The Media’s Responsibility Source: THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUB OF JAPAN Uploaded by: ugayaunviersity Date: March 8, 2012

Dr. Eiichi Yamaguchi, Chairman of Fukushima Project & Professor, Doshisha University Morinosuke KAWAGUCHI, Associate Director, Arthur D. Little (Japan), Inc

“TEPCO’s Criminal Error and The Media’s Responsibility”, by The FUKUSHIMA Project

With . . . → Read More: Strange Japanese press conference calls for jailing of Tepco officials, guilty of criminal error — Says international media damaged ‘Japan Brand’ (1hr VIDEO)

American Worker on PBS: “Demonic” sounds came from Fukushima plant — I don’t know if it was the earth or building moving (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima Survivor: ‘I’ve Hardly Smiled This Whole Year’ Source: BURN: An Energy Journal via PBS NewsHour Author: American Public Media Date: Mar 9, 2012

Carl Pillitteri was one of 38 Americans at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. Describing the “demonic” sounds he heard and the pit of fear he felt inside . . . → Read More: American Worker on PBS: “Demonic” sounds came from Fukushima plant — I don’t know if it was the earth or building moving (VIDEO)

WSJ: “An eerie quietness” in Fukushima says top biologist — Bird population dropped twice as much as after Chernobyl — “Disturbing development”

Follow-up to: Newly published photos of bird abnormalities in areas contaminated with radiation, via USC study (PHOTOS) February 9, 2012 U.S. University: Low-level radiation appears to have had immediate effects on bird populations in Fukushima Pref. — Areas surveyed are mostly still open to human occupation — Worse than expected — More pronounced than . . . → Read More: WSJ: “An eerie quietness” in Fukushima says top biologist — Bird population dropped twice as much as after Chernobyl — “Disturbing development”

Peroxides formed by seawater and melted fuel — “Even more likely to react with elements in core” — “Not clear exactly what kinds of chemicals were released” — Different than freshwater — Is this why officials ordered halt to pumping in seawater?

Title: Mixing Seawater and Nuke Fuel: Still Murky Source: Discovery News Author: Jesse Emspak Date: March 8, 2012 Emphasis Added

A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, questions remain just what happens when you mix seawater with nuclear fuel. [...] 

In a paper published today in Science, Peter Burns, a professor of civil engineering . . . → Read More: Peroxides formed by seawater and melted fuel — “Even more likely to react with elements in core” — “Not clear exactly what kinds of chemicals were released” — Different than freshwater — Is this why officials ordered halt to pumping in seawater?

Strange: “Vertical earthquake” caused explosion at Reactor No. 1, says NRC report on Fukushima — Did not impact other units — Occurred March 12 at 1:36a ET

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Title: USNRC Emergency Operations Center Status Update Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Date: March 12, 2011 Link: http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1122/ML11229A190.pdf

As seen on: Enformable

Earthquake / Tsunami Status Update Compiled by Executive Briefing Team

Status of Japanese Facilities

(This information is compiled from available sources, including press releases by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the . . . → Read More: Strange: “Vertical earthquake” caused explosion at Reactor No. 1, says NRC report on Fukushima — Did not impact other units — Occurred March 12 at 1:36a ET

Japan Nuke Agency: 14 reactors at 4 sites were affected on 3/11 — Fukushima Daiichi had most serious damage — Daini, Onagawa, and Tokai also

Follow-up to: NYT: Top Japan official warned of demonic chain reaction after Daiichi meltdowns — We would lose Fukushima Daini, then we would lose Tokai — We would also lose Tokyo itself

Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC) BRC MEMORANDUM Date: May 10, 2011

Memorandum for: Commissioners From: BRC Staff Subject: Overview . . . → Read More: Japan Nuke Agency: 14 reactors at 4 sites were affected on 3/11 — Fukushima Daiichi had most serious damage — Daini, Onagawa, and Tokai also

Like a Pyramid: Mountain of debris 20 meters tall in Miyagi — Hot white vapor rising up from trash — 100km north of Fukushima (PHOTO)

Title: ONE YEAR AFTER THE DISASTER / Quake-hit areas still struggling with debris Source: Yomiuri Date: Mar 3, 2012

SOURCE: Yomiuri

At a temporary storage site in the Kawaguchicho district of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture [110km north of Fukushima meltdowns], a mountain of debris stands like a pyramid. In about one year, it has . . . → Read More: Like a Pyramid: Mountain of debris 20 meters tall in Miyagi — Hot white vapor rising up from trash — 100km north of Fukushima (PHOTO)