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“Deadly” radioactive material up around 50,000,000% at Fukushima plant in recent months — Strontium-90 spikes to record level near ocean outside Reactor No. 2

Published: December 5th, 2014 at 4:48 pm ET
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TEPCO — Detailed Analysis Results in the Port of Fukushima Daiichi NPS, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection, Nov. 27, 2014:

Most recent report on Strontium-90 concentration in underground observation hole No. 1-17:

First report on Strontium-90 concentration in underground observation hole No. 1-17:

  • 2.1 Bq/liter (Results published May 28, 2014 — Sample taken Nov. 22, 2013)
  • Latest results show Strontium-90 increased over 470,000 times (47,000,000%) in recent months

Wall St. Journal: Fukushima Watch – ‘Deadly Strontium’

See also: Study: Huge Sr-90 release into body of water begins about 1,000 days after meltdown — 1,000 days after 3/11 = Dec ’13 — Graphic shows very high levels discharged for tens of thousands of days

And: Marine Chemist: “Much greater concern” over Strontium-90 releases at Fukushima that will be hitting shores of US & Canada; Lack of data “really disturbing” (AUDIO)

Published: December 5th, 2014 at 4:48 pm ET
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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Deadly radioactive material up around 50,000,000% at Fukushima plant in recent months . . .

    and nothing to stop it spreading in air, land, and ocean.


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  • JimLynch JimLynch

    So with this level of background radiation, and the demise of the icewall idea, TEPCO now wants to move ahead with this on R1:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXLlE2UaJHk#t=279


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    • Runningonlove Runningonlove

      Hey Jim, but did you notice, at around 3 minutes in to the Tepco video, they say that this entire alleged desbris removal plan hinges upon the "ice wall" being completed beforehand. Of course, the ice wall project has been abandoned as unworkable. The video you linked to must have been made at least 6 months or more ago, even though Tepco just posted it today. Smells like a confuse-the-people disinfo ploy by the nuke-men. And a pretty lame one at that.
      All we have to look forward to is more airborne releases when and if they ever take the lid off for the alleged crap-removal operation. Plus the new, huge strontium-90 uptick into the sea.
      Still feels like Eve of Destruction to me, I'm afraid… Where's that Pleaidean heavy-lift teleporter ship when we need it, eh? Heave the whole mess into some interstellar garbage dump!
      I sure as hell hope we've got somebody smarter than Fiktoria Nuland handling that negociation!
      http://youtu.be/Hd2v-C3ptJY


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  • Sol Man

    see all of life grieve
    the numbers only increase
    do hold close all of your loves!


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  • jec jec

    MELTED fuel is called DEBRIS by TEPCO…in units 1, 2 and three. From TEPCO online 'further' explaination of fuel removal issue:
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/planaction/removal-e.html
    or
    "Since the fuel melted into a state called debris, it became difficult to apply conventional measures to remove it."

    a STATE called debris..a new definition by TEPCO…like "state of cold shutdown". Debris from melted nuclear fuel rods..is CORIUM. Talk about doublespeak!


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  • CSFSU. Site access. Lies. And Death. When does all this become a plume headed to my house? To keep letting them drag their feet on securing the Common spent fuel storage unit is dangerous. The timer runs….


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    • GuyGadois

      One of the isotopes released from Fukushima was detected in Darwin at a level of 12 mbq/m3. No other potential Fukushima isotopes were detected at Darwin, and none were detected in Australia's other centres. The same beta-activity was detected from cosmogenic isotopes at 0.02 to 0.32 bq/m3.

      http://www.arpansa.gov.au/pubs/technicalreports/tr162.pdf
      "To put these detections into perspective, the radioactive xenon background levels across much of the world are typically in the range of 1 to 10 mBq/m3 , with areas in close proximity of radiopharmaceutical facilities recording 133Xe levels up to a few thousand mBq/m3."

      "Australia detections of 133Xe are routinely made at the CTBT noble gas station located in Melbourne. These detections can reach 10 mBq/m3 and are attributed to releases from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) radiopharmaceutical facility located in Sydney, Australia"

      "This dose is one hundred million times smaller than the
      1.5 mSv annual natural background radiation received by members of the public living in Australia."

      Simple arithmetic gives a perspective: -
      physics.isu.edu/radinf/natural.htm
      1 mbq is = to the natural radiation in 0.1 ml of garden soil.
      The entire Fukushima incident released 520 Pbq. The oceans contain 16000000 Pbq naturally. Fukushima = 1/30000th of the natural radiation in the ocean.
      990,000 bq is equal to the natural radiation in 1&1/2 m3 of garden soil.


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      • stinkyperfume stinkyperfume

        Being that most of the Pacific Ocean is dead and devoid of fish, the living one's may have swam a long ways soon to die or been planted there by wildlife societies to track how long it takes them to die. Nobody in Los Angeles is surfing and swimming or boating anymore except for a random case here and there. I live there, can see. 1 atom of plutonium can give you cancer and so how many atoms is in a bequerel? Furthermore there is a video report of Leuren Moret on youtube called "Fear of Flying….." and it's stated that 85% of the radiation is sitting in the upper atmosphere, it comes down when it rains but most of it just sitting up there flying round the world, planes get damaged. The Galactic Historian who reads akashic records claims that ethereals are cleaning up some radiation with crystal airships sent to earth, they hide in clouds and somehow hold the radiation in ethereal nets as it does affect other universes as did 9/11, so with 3/11. I gathered to stop mass migration off the earth too soon to process this many souls…Many survivors are expected but they will soon have powers like Jesus. Although I think most of the Bible is just packed with lies…there is a quote someone gave me that Jesus said "When I return, you shall be as I am". This is what is expected for survivors to have a deliverance from the matrix blocking consciousness…This is reported by astronauts when they fly past matrix. Memory wipes are seen "Men In Black", hypnosis…


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Expect another round of Japan tsunami debris; danger isn’t nuclear … it’s invasive

    Posted on December 8, 2014

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/12/08/expect-another-round-of-japan-tsunami-debris-danger-isnt-nuclear-its-invasive/#20997103=0&29016101=0

    But ..duh ..duh the same currents that are bringing in the garbage are the same one's bringing in the garbage.
    Initially the tsunami itself may not have been radioactive…
    But three years out ..in the same current…
    No radioactivity?
    Oh ,please.


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  • WE're hearing today that the Heavy Handed new GOP senate is interested in reVIVING the nuclear industry and pleased they finally have a clear path to do so….
    instead of free education, medical, care for the aged,
    we're gonna get the next generation of NUKES…
    and there's no one to kill and not ONE OF THOSE BOMBS can
    ever SANELY be used……not EVER EVER EVER…….

    absolutely they are planning a reinvasion of IRAQ which means
    our children, brother and sister, fathers and mothers, will
    become the next body bags, busted up, broken, destroyed…
    so they are irrevocably planning a new war this next election…

    don't get me wrong, they are all criminals of the ultimate magnitude, DEM or GOP…THEY ARE the same chatter….

    i don't know how we can help ourselves but we must know our killers are watching us die and every living thing at this very moment…
    i have no idea what we might do besides find them and throw them under an 18Wheeler………..well what the HELL!?


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  • rogerthat

    Signs of hope: The Japanese press appears to have developed a critical faculty:

    http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

    December 4, 2014

    An esteemed radiation expert is snubbed by the Japanese Press.

    Dr. Wade Allison of Oxford University made a science-based plea to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ) yesterday, 12/3/14. There has been nothing in the Japanese Press about this…not even in the typically-balanced Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan’s largest newspaper) and NHK World.

    The reason? Dr. Allison said nothing scary or frightening about radiation! In fact he contradicts Japan’s ridiculously low, assumption-based radiation standards and instead calls for science-based realism.

    If something this different from the norm had been spoken by an antinuclear prophet of doom, many (if not most) Japanese press outlets would have made this a top story of the day.

    I am proud to be an internet colleague of Dr. Allison, and take distinct umbrage with Japan’s Press due to their complete lack of coverage.

    Dr. Allison has shared a summation of his presentation and graciously allowed me to post it here…

    A report on Dr. Allison’s presentation has been posted by fellow colleague Rod Adams at Atomic Insights…

    - hooray at last…


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    • "Reactor 5 contains 548 fuel assemblies.*

      Yippee yi ay ki ooooooo? As in ride 'em cowboy?

      I'm not looking forward to Bronc #5's bucking and snorting. :(

      Wonder where they planned to put the spent rods anyway. On sea barges? Rokkasho's full up, isn't it?

      >With the continued delays at the Rokkasho facility, its storage pools have filled to near capacity with spent fuel brought from nuclear power plants throughout Japan.
      Even if the electric power companies can restart their nuclear reactors, they could be forced to shut them down if the Rokkasho plant cannot accept additional nuclear fuel and their own storage pools become filled.<
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201410310140


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      • Angela_R

        Trouble is, I do not think that fuel rods can be moved offsite until sufficiently cooled.

        "In many countries, the fuel assemblies, after being in the reactor for 3 to 6 years, are stored underwater for 10 to 20 years before being sent for reprocessing or dry cask storage. The water cools the fuel and provides shielding from radiation.

        While only about 20 feet (6.1 m) of water is needed to keep radiation levels below acceptable levels, the extra depth provides a safety margin and allows fuel assemblies to be manipulated without special shielding to protect the operators."
        Further details here:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spent_fuel_pool


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        • Right. They've been trying to shortcut the time needed at other USA facilities (or talking about it anyway). The need for enough dry casks on site (at how much apiece now?) is a huge factor too.

          It's all just over the top crazy. Nothing realistic or practical happening.

          Meanwhile…..back at the ranch. We try to stay as healthy as we can.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/new-ag-laxalt-talks-about-his-priorities-nevada

    By LAURA MYERS
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

    … Now that Laxalt has won election as Nevada’s new attorney general, he’s in a position to help his fellow veterans. One of his priorities is to set up a state office that will provide free legal help to veterans and their families, he said. He would use some current office resources and recruit private attorneys to provide pro-bono work for the private-public partnership, according to the plan…

    … Laxalt said he plans to promote legislation making it illegal for the attorney general to accept gifts….

    … Nevadans have often been frustrated over the years by the federal government’s ownership of vast tracts of land, at least 85 percent of the state. The congressional delegation has been working on land deals that would allow swaps to protect some lands while developing others.

    Laxalt said he doesn’t know at this point whether there’s any legal remedy to pursue on public lands, especially because federal ownership was established in Nevada’s Constitution.

    When it comes to how land is used, however, that’s another matter. He said he is opposed to the federal government building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain over the objections of most Nevadans and officials. He said he would back any state lawsuit to block its development….


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  • rogerthat

    https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57962

    WikiLeaks exposes gov't lies, shifts on India uranium deal

    Monday, December 8, 2014
    By Linda Pearson

    …[This is the second part of a two-part special on WikiLeaks cables on the background to Australia's decision to sell uranium to India. Part one can be read here.]


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/politics/slash-politics/sandoval-good-news-kind-weekend

    … First, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz repeated the fact that current administration policy is most definitely anti-Yucca Mountain…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20141208/AIK0203/141209526/1018/AIK02/letter-complete-yucca-mountain-project

    …Nuclear waste is currently stored in 139 locations in 29 states, and to suggest that it is safe to store this waste in temporary storage sites near areas of large population concentrations is utterly crazy…

    - the NRC should be told lol


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  • rogerthat

    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/12/ap-claims-nevada-didnt-stop-the-feds-by-turning-off-water-theyre-wrong/

    AP Claims Nevada Didn’t Stop the Feds By Turning off Water. They’re Wrong.

    A recent Associated Press story on our efforts to shut down the NSA in Utah got a lot of things right, except for the most important part. The article infers that a similar effort in Nevada to shut down a federal nuclear waste dump failed.

    Getting fair treatment in the mainstream media doesn’t happen often. When it does, we like to point it out. But facts are stubborn things, and when they’re wrong, we point that out, too.

    The problem with the story is the following section at the very end.

    The state of Nevada shut off water to the site of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas in 2002, after months of threats.

    The project didn’t run dry because the Energy Department built a 1-million gallon tank and a small well for the site. Department officials said the stored water, plus 400,000 gallons stored in other tanks at the Nevada Test Site, provided time for scientists to continue experiments and design work at the site.

    This implies, therefore, that shutting off water for the NSA would be ineffective.

    This is simply not true. OffNow.org reported back in August how the state of Nevada used its permit process to create roadblocks for the NSA project until the feds finally gave up.

    It reads: …

    - this is a great yarn, imho


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/toxic-trash-contamination-on-us-military-bases/5418647

    Toxic Trash Contamination on US Military Bases

    By Stephen Lendman
    Global Research, December 8, 2014

    America’s military is the world’s greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end. Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic wastelands and then some. Large areas unsafe for human habitation.

    Military operations generate hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic waste. Dangerous carcinogens. Including depleted uranium, heavy metals, hazardous chemicals, plastics, solvents, asbestos, pesticides, petroleum fuels, fungi, and bacteria. Poisoning air, water and soil. Affecting local populations and US forces. Causing virtually every imaginable health problem. Many longterm. Debilitating. Others potentially fatal. Including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal ailments, kidney and liver diseases, respiratory, skin and other infections, asthma, immune system suppression, ulcers, birth defects, severe headaches, emotional distress, pulmonary problems, sexual dysfunction and chronic diarrhea.

    Open-air burn pits as large as 10 acres bear much responsibility. Used to incinerate trash. Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. State-of-the-art incinerators when used release heavy metals, unburned toxic chemicals and entirely new ones during incineration. Hundreds. Potentially thousands. Many unidentified. Many more toxic than original waste burned…


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    • rogerthat

      Remaining longterm. Some producing virtual permanent contamination. Once released, traveling vast distances. Via air and water currents. Producing global contaminants.

      Affecting food and water ingested. Air inhaled. According to EPA data: …

      Explosions and fires release toxins. Some potentially catastrophic. A US air force fact sheet says: …

      In October 2008, the US Military Times headlined “Report: Army making toxic mess in war zones,” saying: …

      The report titled “Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for Contingency Operations from Planning through Post-Conflict,” states: …

      In August 2010, New York Times correspondent James Risen discussed problems from burn pit toxic waste exposure.

      Former staff sgt. Susan Clifford one of many victims. Involved in dumping Balad Air Base trash “into a massive, open-air pit.” …

      In April 2010, Clifford retired from army service with full disability.

      “(O)ne one of the first veterans to receive an official ruling from the military that exposure to open-air burn pits at American bases in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused medical problems,” said Risen…

      When entering service, US military personnel have no idea what’s coming. War zone enemies are less dangerous than environmental contaminants.

      Future illnesses and diseases way outnumbering battlefield casualties. The hidden cost of war.

      Affecting hundreds of thousands of service personnel and vets. Local populations…


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    • Angela_R

      "Affecting local populations and US forces," and possibly Australian forces Roger. One young army recruit was there only to protect supply lines. Today, now in his mid twenties he has heart damage; a healthy young man on entry to the Armed Forces.

      While it has not been established whether his time in Afganistan contributed. For some reason, they were asked to take out EXTRA insurance before being deployed; to my knowledge such a request had never before been required of any of our Armed Forces.
      http://www.news.com.au/national/take-out-your-own-life-insurance/story-e6frfkp9-1225712771968


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/169837

    Amanda Murphy, Chris Latvala team up to repeal Nuclear Cost Recovery Fee

    By James Call on December 8, 2014

    Two Tampa-area lawmakers want to repeal the Advanced Nuclear Cost Recovery Fee, an eight-year-old law that has cost consumers billions. The law was designed to encourage construction of new nuclear plants and to maintain older facilities but does not include a guarantee that a new plant will ever be built.

    “Floridians are tired of being taxed for projects that will never come to fruition,” said Rep. Amanda Murphy.

    Murphy and newly elected Rep. Chris Latvala are co-sponsoring a bi-partisan bill that will sunset the Advanced Nuclear Cost Recovery Fee in July, 2015 and would set a deadline of June 30, 2016 for collected fees to be returned to ratepayers.

    Duke Energy collected more than $3 billion dollars for two projects it has since cancelled. The utility has more than a million customers in Florida…


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  • rogerthat

    DECEMBER 08, 2014

    Israel's WMDs
    The U.S. Seeks the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East
    by MATT PEPPE

    When Condoleeza Rice argued for a U.S. invasion of Iraq by claiming that “we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,” she touched on a real threat of the nuclear war that could wipe out entire countries and destroy civilization as we know it.

    Rice and the rest of the Bush administration knew that Iraq didn’t have nuclear weapons and never presented such a threat.

    They also knew that there was one country in the Middle East who did: a nuclear-armed rogue nation who has proven throughout its history to be possibly the most lawless and bellicose country of modern times.

    That country, of course, is Israel. Since at least the early 1980s, Israel has had nuclear weapons.

    Instead of waging a war to get rid of them, as the Bush administration argued was necessary with Iraq, the U.S. has done everything it can to help Israel continue and grow its nuclear program and keep the Middle East from becoming a nuclear-free zone…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/544937/Royal-Navy-s-nuclear-submarines-catastrophe-fires

    … Blazes aboard the 14-strong fleet of subs have been reported on average every five weeks since 2009…


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  • razzz razzz

    Fukus' Diary is reporting all kinds of recent troubles that TEPCO is encountering. The ice plug failed so they try pumping grout into Unit 2's tunnel and that has failed to stop the flow of water which probably comes directly from cooling water used for the melted core. Then a well is producing fungi on its walls. TEPCO is turning the site into a mini hot springs of sorts. Hot melts or even warm melts will allow buildup of salts (brine) being next to the ocean and warmth will encourage other things to grow esp. where freshwater can't circulate. Then there is always the slow deterioration of metal and concrete constantly exposed to harsh conditions i.e. salt and radiation.


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  • rogerthat

    sooner or later it will be on the disaster tours list of attractions: The Fukushima Hormesis Spa – hot in many different ways


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  • rogerthat

    https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57965

    Australia's two decades as a radioactive laboratory

    Monday, December 8, 2014
    By Coral Wynter

    The British government, with the complicity of the Menzies government, used Australia as a laboratory to test the short and long-term effects of exposure to radioactivity.

    Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of Our Secret Nuclear Shame & Betrayal of Our Troops & Country
    By Frank Walker
    Hachette, 2014

    … The authorities also wanted to know how much radiation would enter the food chain from rain clouds carrying radioactive residues. They decided to collect the bones of every person under the age of 25 who died for the next 20 years.

    ASIO visited every pathologist and paid them extra cash to ash the bones and measure the Strontium 90 levels.

    Up to 1978, 22,000 bone samples were collected for British authorities without a single parent being informed that the bones of their children had been removed before burial. It was only revealed in 2001 when a mother found that a piece of wood had replaced her dead baby's femur.

    There is a cemetery of 68 babies at Woomera with the same surname. Their hospital records are missing…

    The 1984 British Royal Commission into the tests decided that, despite all the evidence, the high level of cancers of those involved in the tests could have been caused by smoking or due to later work in the building industry.

    This is a remarkable book. It is well-researched, easy to read and with…


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  • Bill Duff

    Bill Gates backs a perpetual nuclear reactor design and seeks ChiCOM construction. Gates wants to seal a lifetime fuel supply inside a reactor and NEVER open it up for inspection and refueling. Obviously, Bill Gates did NOT design this machine. He just does not want anybody looking under the hood, for corrosion, vugs (holes, voids), cracks and other failure modes.

    The design would typically be LIEcensed, for a nominal 40 year term, and then operated for perhaps double that time, or until failure. Gates would expect to be long-dead before any failure occurs.


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  • Bill Duff

    Here is the Bill Gates somewhat dubious sales pitch: Subject to future revision …

    Terrapower is working on a design for what is known as a travelling wave reactor. This uses depleted uranium as its power source and is believed to produce less nuclear waste than other designs. "All these new designs are going to be incredibly safe," Mr Gates said. "They require no human action to remain safe at all times."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-16085385
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203501304577084450143654704


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