First Time: Gov’t admits Plutonium-238 detected in locations far from Fukushima plant

Published: September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 am ET


40 km from Fukushima Daiichi to Iitate-mura

Ministry of Education Admits to Plutonium in Iitate-mura in Fukushima, EX-SKF, September 30, 2011:

Jiji Tsushin (5:42PM JST 9/30/2011):

Ministry of Education and Science disclosed on September 30 that plutonium has been detected from the soil in Futaba-machi, Namie-machi and Iitate-mura in Fukushima Prefecture, which derived from the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident. According to the Ministry, it is the first detection of plutonium outside the plant.

Plutonium, to rice 舘 village in scattering = nuclear accident, from soil detection – literature course ministry, Jiji Press, September 30, 2011:

Babelfish Translation

As for the education scientific ministry it announced that the plutonium which is seen that on the 30th, the result of the soil investigation which does around the Fukushima 1st nuclear plant, it scattered in the nuclear accident, was detected from the total 6 place of Fukushima prefecture Futaba Cho, Namie Cho and Iidate village.

As for detection outside nuclear site first time. [...]

As a result, per 1 square meters maximum of 4.0 Becquerel’s plutonium 238 was detected at each 2 places of 3 town villages.

In comparison with the measurable quantity of time before the accident, it judged that same from the fact that the ratio for 239 and same 240 is large, new there was a composure in the latest accident. [...]

Plutonium, the nuclear accident allegedly = scattered villages, soil detection – ministry, Jiji, September 30, 2011:

Google Translation

Ministry は 30, Fukushima No. 1 of the original Departure weeks vicinities で line っ た soil reel survey の result, the original Departure accident で flying し た と み ら れ ru プ Hikaru Suites ni ウ ム ga Fukushima Prefecture, Futaba-cho, wave river town と restaurant village の of 6 grades posted by か ら 検 out さ れ た と Departure Table shi ta. Apply to the original 発 で の 検 the outside early め て は. Displays the amount of calm れ も は い past the line wa に で れ ta overseas nuclear 実 験 で っ た down over Japan プ ni Hikaru Suites ni ウ ム の の measured values ​​close range 囲 に っ て い ま と い う ru.

The survey, June 08 – July 6, collected soil and plants within 50 miles or 100 of the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Such as the amount of plutonium analyzed.

As a result, plutonium 238 were detected up to 4.0 becquerels per square meter each in two places in three municipalities. Accidents compared to previous measurements, 239 the same as from the large ratio of 240, had determined that the new deposits in this accident. The village was allegedly one place more than 40 km away from the primary.

Namie town at the point of greatest amount of deposition as 238, when the dose was temporarily staying 50 years, it remains to 0.027 mSv.

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Published: September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 am ET


40 comments to First Time: Gov’t admits Plutonium-238 detected in locations far from Fukushima plant

  • Meanwhile rain in NM is 1389 Cpm a minute.
    Which could only indicate that this winter there will be massive contamination in the united states. I assume there will be many deaths attributed to both heart failure and pneumonia.

    Be sure to take aspirin ‘daily’ if you feel any heart pains. As well as avoid rain, cut back on milk and stay indoors, should you feel these symptoms.

    If your nose is bleeds and you feel dizzy constantly then be sure to flush it out with distilled water, and take zeolite. (that is the point where you should plan on taking more advanced precautions. Like moving, and skipping work, or putting blankets on your windows, and staying indoors.

    This winter may be the worst winter we have witnessed in our lifetimes.

    In my opinion Reactor1 will see its end, within 75days. (no later than).

    I am working on the math to have a more accurate date.
    (next article I will post).

    I even think it could happen as soon as oct 13th. (no sooner than). Unless tepco severely botches something, like cooling / or plans to inject nit. ‘Which they really can’t do at this point’… Or, I could also be wrong in the event that the hydrogen is released successfully without ignition. (which I feel is nearly impossible).

    I should explain that I feel 22 – 25 days is pushing it in regards to a new / final episode with r1.
    I have no real comment on that except: I hope it does not start a chain reaction with the other reactors on site.

    R1. Is in checkmate. I have very little doubt that we will see it contained in a sarcophagus in my opinion: Tepco is simply out of time.

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  • I thought I would address my concerns here… As you may feel that an explosion in Reactor 1 will be nuclear in nature. It will only be that of a hydrogen explosion. However, this will rip the lid off reactor 1. Which in turn will release uranium dioxide. The main concern is that tepco will be forced to evacuate the site again, which in turn will lead to loss of cooling efforts on site. In my opinion it will not reflect the amounts of plutonium dioxide that was released in March when reactor 3′s primary containment was breached. (which was a nuclear explosion).

    This will lead to a multiplitude of problems. However, the biggest problem on site (currently) is that reactor 3 and reactor1′s payload is contaminating the pacific ocean via ground water, and that the runoff is highly toxic to the surrounding area. As well as the entire planet.

    This hydrogen explosion may even be nuclear in nature .But I feel that is of no consequence in looking at the problem on site at this time (via oceanic release).

    This also will impact arial radiation releases. But only by another 75- 200cpm. for roughly 7 months, time. I am most fearful of the evacuation of the site in regards to the number 5 and 6 reactors, as well as the number 2 reactor.

    If the number 1 reactors lid blows, off. (tepco will evacuate temporarily). That is a really really big problem in regards to the situation with the reactors that are in otherwise operational condition.

    note reactor 4 is not a huge problem now, but the loss of cooling to that SFp could also mean a breach in the base of the fuel pool (which would create another large release atmospheric in nature). I assume this will be another situation to be take note of should a hydrogen explosion occur inside the containment vessel of reactor 1.

    however the worst has already happened in concerns to the crisis in its fullest integrity. The primary containment vessel, was ruptured in the mox reactor3, while the fuel in reactor 1 has already contaminated a staggering amount of the pacific ocean to date.

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  • “But the yellow rain is pollen” that no one can justify any links to…

    Pay no attention to the article above that shows large amounts of plutonium have been dispersed.

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    • Finch Finch

      You don’t need expensive stuff to find out whether it is pollen or not: just need a microskope , even a children’s microscope will do. Pollen have a beautiful architecture you can see very distinctly. Any other powder will not have that shape. So, if the Japanese even don’t know this fact, its time to learn lessons now!
      By the way, yesterday I found something very useful, read it all the evening. I think I found it on the physicsblog:
      I just wanted to make sure this link won’t be lost…
      And last thing: I was asking myself why Europe raised the levels of contamination of food: it is, because the ground radiation after Chernobyl is still extremely high! ANd also min Astralia etc, where they dig out the uranium! We all are irradiated since a long time and it is accumulating, now even way much more.

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Pollen looks like pollen under the microscope….just sayin….

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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    brand new at HP
    All HP posters here…please, PLEASE get your butts over there and WAKE PEOPLE UP!! NO Moderation!!

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  • TheWorldIsBlind

    Tacoma glad to see you back! Everything you said is true, this things gonna blow, and that means bad news for the other 5 reactors on site. Unfortunately, I presume it will cause a chain effect, and probably throw more radioactive uranium, plutonium, cesium, and whatever else this thing is pumping out. As far as winter goes, don’t be surprised when everyone around you starts taking weeks of sick leave, some may even die. Keep up with your vitamins, and try to get as fresh and local as food as possible. Things are just getting worse, and this is only the begining….

    *the world IS blind*

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    • TheWorldIsBlind

      P.S – That ancient alien series is crazy, makes you think, and conclude that it makes so much sense! That “evil places” episode was nuts, ESPECIALLY since they featured places in Japan – which is only going to have a lot more evil places – like FUKU!

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  • ocifferdave

    U guys having an exciting time without me? Tacoma’s absence makes me thing we should always be ready for anything. Speaking of being ready who here can lock themselves inside their home and survive off of pre stored supplies for 6 months? If u cant what would it take to make it doable for you and your family? (good to have u back TG)

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  • Mauibrad Mauibrad

    Not the first time that far away from Fukushima. In April they detected Plutonium in Hilo, HI on the last day that the EPA was publishing isotope data.

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    • Anthony Anthony

      Unfortunately, sad but true, I think the closer you are to the source, the stronger the emissions. Fallout of heavier isotopes and elements would be heavier closer to source. Considering what’s made it to North America, I can only wonder how contaminated Hawaii really has to be due to proximity to the source. I will be interesting to hear of gigantism showing in the Hawaiian foliage.

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  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes Mauibrad,…I’ll probably be attacked for saying this,…But,…that never stopped me before. It seems to my way of thinking,…that both Hawaii and Alaska are being treated like the ‘unwanted red-headed step-child’! :-(

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  • StillJill StillJill

    I know–I was one.

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