Fukushima Weekly Wrapup for June 24

Published: June 24th, 2011 at 3:56 am ET


Fukushima Weekly Wrapup, June 24, 2011:

Top Headlines

“They lied to us”: Radiation release comparable to Chernobyl — Total core meltdown in all 3 reactors — Worst industrial catastrophe in world history (CNN VIDEO) | June 22nd, 2011

Japanese professor: Melted fuel has gone through containers and is on concrete foundations sinking into ground below, as far as I can tell — Underground dam was being prepared, but TEPCO resisting | June 20th, 2011

Keeping it Quiet

Radiation levels spiked 155 miles south of Fukushima after 1st explosion — Nuclear industry insiders told by officials to keep findings quiet | June 18th, 2011

Report: TEPCO paid for creation of a blacklist of actors and musicians who are against nuclear industry | June 19th, 2011

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 | June 22nd, 2011

Trouble at SFP No. 4?

Spent fuel pool No. 4 water level drops to 1/3 capacity — High levels of radiation released after ‘equipment’ in pool was exposed | June 20th, 2011

No. 4 spent fuel pool only 8 degrees below boiling point | June 23rd, 2011

News from Japan

Science Journal: “Worrisome picture of contamination” in Japan — Hot spots “surprisingly far” from Fukushima plant | June 18th, 2011

Radiation hot spots found in Tokyo — 3.5 times limit set by Japanese law (MAP) | June 18th, 2011

Fukushima worker: “We are Kamikaze” — Public needs to realize that a very real danger remains at plant (VIDEO) | June 20th, 2011

Report: City of 290,000 people 60 kilometers from Fukushima meltdown is in danger — Extremely high radiation detected, along with Cobalt-60 | June 21st, 2011

Parts of school playground declared off-limits after .25 microsieverts/hr detected 200 km SE of Fukushima — Children and staff must wear hats and gargle regularly | June 21st, 2011

6.46 microsieverts per hour detected in outskirts of Tokyo just a few meters away from children on playground (VIDEO) | June 21st, 2011

News from North America

Canadian newspaper tries to get soil tested for radiation — Private companies, gov’t agencies, and universities all refused to get involved | June 21st, 2011

Radioactive substances rose 5 km in air on March 14-15 — Carried by jet stream to US and Europe | June 22nd, 2011

Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon | June 23rd, 2011

Idaho DEQ administrator on radiation from Fukushima: “I’m not saying it’s not a big deal – It is” — “If you can avoid it, avoid it” | June 23rd, 2011

Published: June 24th, 2011 at 3:56 am ET


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23 comments to Fukushima Weekly Wrapup for June 24

  • nomade

    You forgot the drone crashing into #2. It “probably” didn’t pierce the roof.


    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      nomade, no it didn’t crash the roof. It was one of these mini-drones on 3 legs which collet air samples. I read it this morning oan Asahi news. The thingie weighs 8 kg. (looks like a modern R2D2 version)

      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        …and even when it did…what’s the difference? Holes and cracks all over the place. I mean, unit 2 is the only one left which HAS a roof to crash into!

      • moonkai

        well … in defense of nomade, knowing how they are in incompetent, I doubt it was a smooth landing ! LOL

    • milk and cheese milk and cheese


      Here’s an article about the T hawk. It weighs under 20 pounds. But another, larger helicopter went down at Ft. Calhoun. Did high radiation cause the electronics to malfunction in both machines?

  • nomade

    280,000 children issued with dosimeters in Fukushima Prefecture


    Doctors say that residents in Fukushima Prefecture 40 km away from the plant were exposed to over 3 times annual radiation dose in the first two months.


  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    Those Clever Japanese!

  • Fall out man!

    Yes, fiendishly clever. Covering an experiment on children by calling it “protection”!

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    I earlier posted about the need for Triage mentality.
    It is horrible to contemplate,
    but soon to be very much in-your-face, in-my-face.
    Most of those kids are already consigned to the
    “unlikely to survive” category.
    The place soon to be uninhabitable.

    • BetaFlare

      Repost: Trinity Triage Triumphirate demands absolute loyalty to the club. Thousands of clubs, around the globe. All controlled by the worlds biggest shareholder trinity, from Yakuzas to Knights 0f …. whatever.


      Freemas0ns; introduced via R0tary, Li0n etc clubs into this shining path; oaths are taken on every step. This forms a vast unseen j€§uit disciplined papal army around the globe, inside every instituion, business, police, politics, media…

      I.U.0.M. – White Degree; Master Ancient Scottish Builders etcetc; oath:

      (I promise) That my breast shall be the sacred repository of his secrets when delivered to me as such, murder, treason, felony and all offenses contrary to the Law of God or the ordinances of the Realm,…
      All these several points and others I promise to observe without evasion, equivocation or mental reservation of any kind under no less a penalty, on the violation of them, than to have my body severed in two, my bowels torn therefrom and burnt to ashes in the centre, and those ashes scattered before the four cardinal points of Heaven, so that no trace or remembrance of me shall be left amongst men, more particularly among Master Mechanics: …
      Jubela: O, that my throat had been cut serves from ear to ear, my tongue torn out and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours …
      I solemnly promise on my word of honor that I will always obey the mandates of this Grand and Noble 0rder, and that I will forever keep secret the mysteries that shall be shown me tonight. I further promise that I will always treat the members of this order at my expense when reminded of this obligation, and have my bowels opened at regular intervals. I also promise to pay all bills contracted by members of this order. …

      Military Order of the Serpent, Ritual of the Degree of Khatapunan:

      …Never shall its mysteries pass my Ups
      Outside the holy circle.
      Never shall I refuse to receive thee or thy Virus
      When thou comest into our midst;
      And this vow, O Snake, swear I
      By the Sword, the Cord and the Flame.
      If ever in thought, word or deed
      I am false to Khatee Puna,
      May my death be lingering and wretched;
      May my soul be of the pale company
      Of horrid wraiths who haunt the mountain;
      And may my bowels be ripped out
      And cast into the flames of destruction. …

      See whole blog http://wp.me/pwIAV-19 (repost)

  • nomade

    My thoughts too…instead of protecting the children they’re using them as subjects in a vast epidemiological experiment.

    The pro nuclear lobby (WHO etc) claim that the health impact of Chernobyl was “minimal”. They made this claim by only taking into account studies conducted shortly after the accident occurred and ignored long term effects.

    I read somewhere that thyroid cancer rates in the UK have doubled since Chernobyl…mostly amongst young adults who were exposed to the fallout when children.

    I wonder how long this experiment will go on before hasty conclusions are drawn by the WHO.

  • Steven Steven

    Still nothing from Arnie Gunderson after nearly two weeks. Thoughts?

  • StillJill StillJill

    Let’s hope his conscience is making it harder and harder for him to deliver the soft-pablim he’s told to report. That is my firm feeling. He is unwilling to say what they want him to say.

  • Special report – Japan’s “throwaway” nuclear workers

    Kevin Krolicki and Chisa Fujioka, ReutersJune 24, 2011
    FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) – A decade and a half before it blew apart in a hydrogen blast that punctuated the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was the scene of an earlier safety crisis.

    Then, as now, a small army of transient workers was put to work to try to stem the damage at the oldest nuclear reactor run by Japan’s largest utility.

    At the time, workers were racing to finish an unprecedented repair to address a dangerous defect: cracks in the drum-like steel assembly known as the “shroud” surrounding the radioactive core of the reactor.

    But in 1997, the effort to save the 21-year-old reactor from being scrapped at a large loss to its operator, Tokyo Electric, also included a quiet effort to skirt Japan’s safety rules: foreign workers were brought in for the most dangerous jobs, a manager of the project said.

    “It’s not well known, but I know what happened,” ….

    • blackmoon

      Great article. Corporations and Governments have the same opinions when it comes to ‘disposable people.’

      “Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger, quoted in “Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POW’s in Vietnam”

      That attitude is now being applied to ALL of us.

      • Indeed. The rest of us have always been looked at as “useless eaters” by the same psychotic creep (and the assorted other psychotic creeps that comprise the global corporate oligarchy). So, food is getting a little more scarce on Earth and I guess they have decided to “thin out” those “useless eaters” such that “they” (who rule) can continue on with their ever-indulgent consumption of resources that is certainly 1000s of times (and more) what the average human being gets to consume.

  • blackmoon

    “TEPCO likely failed to vent No. 1 reactor at tsunami-hit nuclear plant”


  • blackmoon

    “Fukushima man faces new evacuation dilemma after moving into radiation ‘hot spot”


  • nomade

    I think Arnie is in it for the money…like most people.

  • SteveMT

    6-23-11: Radiation Alert was issued for Kauai

    Kauai Radiation Monitors Detect Possible Fukushima Fallout
    June 23, 2011
    By Tim Flanegin

    Yesterday, June 22nd, our network’s Monitoring Station on the island of Kauai, within the Hawaiian island chain, broadcast yet another Radiation Alert over the Network, at 8:08 A.M. local time – a 3 minute surge of 209, 456, and 186 CPM (Counts per Minute) respectively, accompanied by a generally elevated level leading up to that, and followed by another blip at 2:52 P.M.

    The Kauai station indicates it was raining at the time, so we believe the precipitation brought down Fukushima fallout from the atmosphere.

    This detection follows a similar, sustained elevated radiation level from the Kauai station on June 10th. Other than this, since the nuclear disaster in Japan, the stations on our Network that we believe to have detected Fukushima radiation in significant and noticeable levels have been limited to a couple of high altitude stations in Colorado, and an obvious one in Japan itself.