Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154 trillion Becquerels, many times higher than previously announced — Nuclear commission blames calculation error

Published: April 23rd, 2011 at 7:13 pm ET
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Trillion becquerels of radioactivity released into the atmosphere last 154 day, Yomiuri Shimbun, April 23, 2011:

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NSC 23, the Cabinet Office, the amount of radioactive material were released into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station TEPCO, even at five days this month settled emissions, Terra 154 becquerels per day (One terabyte is 1 trillion) announced that it had reached. [...]

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 154 Terabecquerels Per Day, Every Day, EX-SKF, April 23, 2011:

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 154 Terabecquerels Per Day, Every Day of radioactive iodine and cesium still spewing out of the plant, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission now admits.

[...] From Yomiuri Shimbun (9:15PM JST 4/23/2011):

The Nuclear Safety Commission under the Prime Minister’s Office disclosed on April 23 that the amount of radioactive materials being released from the TEPCO Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant was 154 terabecquerels per day (1 tera is 1 trillion) as late as April 5 when the amount being released was considered stabilized.

On April 5, the estimated amount of radioactive materials released from Fukushima I Nuke Plant was 0.69 terabecquerels/hour for iodine-131 and 0.14 terabecquerels/hour for cesium-137. When the numbers were recalculated according to the INES method (converting cesium amount into iodine equivalent), the amount released turned out to be 6.4 terabecquerels/hour (which was 154 terabecquerels per day. Previously, the Nuclear Safety Commission had simply added the numbers for iodine-131 and cesium-137, and announced it was less than 1 terrabecquerel per hour [CORRECTED FROM 1 PER DAY].

CORRECTED by EX-SKF: “The previous estimate was 1 terabequerel per hour, not per day. So, per day would be 24 terabequerels.”

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What Does Fukushima’s New “Level 7″ Status Mean?, Time Magazine, April 12, 2011:

[...] NISA has also noted, however, that the amount of radioactive material being released at Fukushima today is less than 1 terabecquerel. [...]

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Japan Mulls Raising Nuclear Accident Severity Level To Highest -Kyodo, Dow Jones Newswires, April 11, 2011:

[...] Haruki Madarame, chairman of the government commission, said it has estimated that the release of 10,000 terabecquerels of radioactive materials per hour lasted for several hours and that has since lowered to under 1 terabecquerel per hour, Kyodo reported. [...]

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Published: April 23rd, 2011 at 7:13 pm ET
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216 comments to Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154 trillion Becquerels, many times higher than previously announced — Nuclear commission blames calculation error

  • Jay

    Real simple. Americans figured out that the death vaccine for the flu virus is a hoax and refused to take it. Rockefeller response? Ok. We’ll use HAARP on the Japan fault line and Nuke the daylights out of you while we go underground. This fall when the radiation starts your gums and intestines bleeding, the CDC has orders to blame it on the latest super viruses cooked up in the Maryland labs for military use on the population. Then you’ll forget all about Fukushima and you’ll beg to take our death shot. That will finish the depopulation measures planned all along and the game will be over.

    Ya think?


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    • kx

      I took the vaccine while in Japan, because “its safe in Japan”, didn’t had a cold until now… hope the next one isn’t the big one.

      BTW I got really annoyed when people told me “It’s safe in Japan” like in europe we dont know that even better… not like I am from russia lol


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  • kx

    A reminder:

    “Proper panic” doesn’t mean start running around like headless chickens!

    Best of luck for us all.


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  • Heart of the Rose

    The Army is building a plant to try and destroy the weapons stored at this facilty.
    On the official site it looks like it’s going pretty well.
    Word is it isn’t.
    http://www.army.mil/-slideshows/2011/04/20/55223-pueblo-chemical-agent-destruction-pilot-plant-construction-photos—april-2011/


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  • Heart of the Rose

    “Proper panic”= alert and prepared.


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  • Bob Rock

    “When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them. ” – Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


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  • Once these perhaps truthful measurements shock too many people, it wouldn’t be too surprising if they revised them downward due to another miscalculation.

    Of course the radioactivity is enormous and the health consequences are just beginning to show with the 5-6 times increase in Japanese pneumonia deaths common after radiation.

    Have not checked, but am sure that the infant mortality rates will be showing on CDC and WHO data shortly.

    Dr Ernest Sternglass of University of Pittsburg presented the following infant mortality rate for the Pacific states, following chernobyl fallout in May 1986, just one month after Chernobyl:

    * May 1986 54% increase infant mortality in Washington state
    * May 1986 48% increase infant mortality in California compared to previous June
    * June 1986 245% increase deaths per thousand live births in Washington state
    * June 1986 900% increse infant mortality rate per live births in Massachusetts

    Can we really trust whether any food source has been properly decontaminated or grown in a green house? Since we don’t live underground we will continue to do the best possible for ourselves above ground.

    Of course it’s preferable to eat radioactive free foods, but that won’t always be possible and organics will be equally exposed. Unless soils are decontaminated it’s just a matter of time before the plant roots take up the toxins.

    The next best scenario is to detox ourselves and do the best we can with food.

    What I did after being exposed to Chernobyl radiation, is what I’m doing now.

    * Protect the Thyroid
    * Detox specifically for heavy metals
    * Detox on a regular basis as my body requires
    * Support a robust immune system
    * Eat Super Foods and Antioxidants daily.

    And all of animals are included in this special care.

    Just a tablespoon, or so, of clay in their water will remove heavy metals, detox & remove parasites, bacteria & viruses.

    Stress will only further weaken your body. Stay strong and consider many of nature’s potent remedies.

    Toni
    http://www.natural-health-home-remedies.com/radiation.html


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    • sassyiam

      You’re totally right and those mortality rates don’t even begin to cover it. It affected and continues to affect all and especially the children developing at that time. NOW too! I lived for awhile in one of those western towns (pop. 5,000) and I knew personally, 8 different babies who died of sids between 1989-1993 whose parents lived there since 86, my own child included – not even counting the thyroid and neurological problems, cancer cases, leukemias, MS, suicides and deformities *shiver* and every other syndrome they don’t want to attribute to anything. 10 are dead now from my class alone and many of the remaining living have had their children die since.

      Despite all of that, the answer is always the same protecting against any biological foe like you said. I did/do what you did and I am now healthy and my other children are too. I plan to keep it that way and can only encourage others to do the same.

      Thanks for your helpful links too!:) It would be nice if the admin would attach a message board so all of these useful links and info from people don’t get lost in the shuffle and can be more centralized.


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    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Toni: Excellent information. Comparative is the way to go to illustrate the reality. Thank you.


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  • Cyclops2

    Are nuclear reactors weapons of mass destruction ?

    Are nuclear reactor companies selling time bombs ?

    We need more safe & clean NUKIES !!


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  • Bob Rock

    七転び八起き


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  • Thomas Wells

    This is a “dirty bomb” at a distance.


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  • Russell

    HOWARD,Please give me a call or email me regrading the work on my van. suncircuit@live.com thank you.


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  • Cindy

    Very good point about “enjoying the spring”. I think I will start a journal and just document things I see daily. This radiation contamination is a very SLOW thing..If I can get myself trained to enter a short paragraph or two daily… who knows what the world will be like in say 2 to 3 years…subtle enough changes that may have otherwise gone unnoticed..unless written down. Then one can use it as a “Barometer” of how things were and how far things have come.


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  • Armish Qld

    It is a f…. disgrace what Japan is doing,
    where are the rest of the world’s governments?, I do not hear anything from them, there is not much on the news either, what is going on?.
    I am not surprise about Japan, I have a very good knowledge on history and an excelent memory.


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  • kx

    Mount Fuji in Red — Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ZxTB8mqbk

    made in 1990.


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    The bottom line, is the reality that the coriums become MORE radioactive, the rate of emissions, overall as a pattern will increase for 200K+ years. We need revolution. We need to overthrow the status quos of top-down, billionaire, martial/covert/corporate leadership and we need to do it now. I’ll keep reminding people that this needs to occur. There is NO working within the system. Previously our sources had said 10 to the 13th (10 trillion Bequerels per hour, or was that just from R1?). Now it’s 154 to the 13th or 154 trillion Becquerels per hour. How much is that times 8700 for the yearly admissions.


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  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    for yearly EMissions, sorry (typos)


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  • Sickputer

    >No, me. I won it. . SF. Back before the plutonium.

    yeah Mothra…I am still smarting over that one!

    With apologies to Dr. Strangelove…

    Ve must close der steroid gap!!! Texas Rangers

    Your guys were better juiced. >;->


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  • Sickputer

    Wow…we are picking up lots of new posters here…please leave the Cary Grant meds at the door before entering here. *;-) Just kidding…

    BUT…advisable to leave the N__a_urusInsight (sp on purpose) hot words outside also or they might bring their bigger goneawayas to come get yours.

    Cheers


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  • Sickputer

    They probably didn’t but I suspect three inbred hillbillies who married their twin sisters and two mutants from the deep lagoon who might have slipped in. Or maybe they are all rolled into one. OK…last joke for a while…next joke will be black Tepco humor (not that kind of black, but dark as in devoid of casual humor). *;-)


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