Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo snow on Jan. 20

Published: January 20th, 2012 at 2:02 pm ET


Title: Iodine-131 measured from snow in Hachioji Tokyo
Source: Fukushima Diary
Date: January 20th, 2012

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

It snowed on 1/20/2012 around in Tokyo.

They measured Iodine-131 from the snow in Hachioji Tokyo.

Cesium-134 @ 14.9 Bq/kg
Cesium-137 @ 15.3 Bq/kg
Iodine-131 @ 20.0 Bq/kg

Measurement of Iodine 131 suggest the possibility of recriticality of Fukushima, but it was measured more than cesium at this test. […]

Read the report here

Published: January 20th, 2012 at 2:02 pm ET


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39 comments to Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo snow on Jan. 20

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    What about the iodine also in the snow and rain in the U.S. this week? When will they tell us about that?

  • Does anyone have a recent geiger counter reading from washington snow pack?
    Seattle: Winter’s Worth of Snow in One Day
    This is what we were sealing with following the January 9th explosion:
    Schools are closed and it’s a traveler’s nightmare over much of Washington today with a storm dumping a winter’s worth of snow in less than 24 hours on the Seattle area.
    Snow that began whitening Portland late on Tuesday evening spent the overnight hours spreading northward along Interstate 5 to Seattle.
    While the snow has transitioned to soaking rain in Portland, the same will not happen in Seattle.
    The snow in Seattle will instead persist through this evening with totals averaging around 6 inches, the equivalent of what the city typically receives during an entire winter.
    The heaviest totals will be measured toward the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with lesser amounts in the city’s northern suburbs.
    As of the early afternoon, up to two feet of snow has fallen along I-5 south of Olympia with reports of four feet of snow in the Cascades southeast of Seattle.
    By taking a slightly more southern track into the Northwest than previously expected, the storm will likely fall short of rivaling the November 1985 snowstorm that dropped 7.6 inches on Seattle.

    Alsomore recently :
    A winter storm that packed winds of 100 mph and dumped more than a foot of snow in the Pacific Northwest could soon give way to another threat: warmer weather and the potential for flooding.
    However, an icy Thursday morning commute was the next challenge likely to face Western Washington drivers, local emergency management officials warned.
    Sub-freezing temperatures were the rule late Wednesday with Bellingham forecast to dip as low as 15 degrees with wind gusts to 25 mph. Light freezing drizzle fell in…

    • I will be interested in decline of fresh water fish, frogs and warm blooded animals that are small around all the streams lakes in the Northwest !

  • Bobby1

    The plant has been emitting iodine continually since early October, this can be inferred from sludge measurements. This time it’s snow… that is 3 months of eating, drinking and breathing iodine-131.

    “Radioactive iodine in food can be more harmful to babies and children than to adults. When radioactive iodine is in the air, it can get onto the grass and water that the cows eat and drink. Infants and children drink a lot more milk than most adults. If there is radioactive iodine in the milk that a child or infant drinks, more iodine will enter the thyroid gland of the child than of an adult who drinks less milk. In addition, because the thyroid gland of a child or infant is smaller than that of an adult, a child’s thyroid gland will receive a higher radiation dose than the an adult. Children are more sensitive to the harmful toxic effects of iodine and radioactive iodine than adults because their thyroid glands are still growing and the thyroid gland tissues are more easily harmed by radioactive iodine, and because children need a healthy thyroid gland for normal growth.”

    • Bobby1,
      There was a Lot of fuel thrown far from the plant, early pictures from night shot I could see 3 blue lights (One bigger then others) in the wooded area from the plant, many may be emitting from critical reactions ongoing from time of explosion’s !
      How much is just laying off site and burning !

  • Also I thought I would point out that detecting elements like plutonium in snow is next to impossible as the emitters of alpha radiation are moderated. So you will only find gamma hotspots, with a slight chance at beta…

    Makes the whole look before you leap ideology flawed.

    I would suspect that the snow is quite dangerous. Especially if there was an explosion on January 9th.

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    This shouldn’t be surprising (Iodine-131 raining down, blah blah) and I know this non-news isn’t to most in ENE. Of course, at least R1-R3 coriums remain fully molten and are fissioning on their own nearly continuous schedule for the next 250,000 years (you could say “forever”) unless we rest control over the decomissioning and abatement process from the usual suspects who are personally constitutionally unable to do the right things, which ONLY the people in COOPERATION with each other as a community can do.

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    And, once again, the propaganda is, intentionally by obfuscators, leading many reading it in the original or here repeated that the main concerns are only the radionuclides mentioned. ALL radionuclides harm fetuses (>1000x an older adult), babies (>100x an older adult), children (20x to 40x an older adult), women (2x worse than men overall) and men in that order of susceptibility overall. There are thousands of radionuclides in fresh fallout and dozens to hundreds of radionuclides in any older fallout. We are not getting ANY sort of accurate picture from these inadequate analyses and those in charge are grateful for this. The contamination numbers and their reports in the mainstream presses on this insufficient, and therefore largely inaccurate basis, is about NORMALIZING the outrageously criminal threat of radionuclide fallout with none of corporations, responsible governments or citizens who should be overtaking these hierarchies, doing ANYTHING at all proportionately sufficient to directly address these problems. We have ZERO critical mass in terms of action at this time. We citizens can and must do better.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    If I am correct there was a post earlier that stated ongoing criticallity happening in spent fuel pool 4. I’m guessing this new sprinkling of radiation came from that reaction. The details were a bit vague from TEPCO, but there were documented reports of some kind of “hydrogen event”. The magnitude of the cesium and iodine could tell us if it was indeed the spent fuel pool that had the reaction. Those small quakes really shook the melted fuel a lot recently so expect more hush hush statements from TEPCO as they try to sweep this under the rug. Grampybone just got himself a Rug-Doctor(TM) and his tribal rage is coming for you.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Grampy: Keep the tribal rage UP!!! That’s what we need right now. We can’t allow ourselves, which I know is the case with more than 99% of people now, mollified by these scum at the top.

    • James Tekton James Tekton

      GB, and you are well backed from down here too!

      Like minds think alike!

      “Measurement of Iodine 131 suggest the possibility of recriticality of Fukushima, but it was measured more than cesium at this test. […]”

      We saw in the past weeks a surge around the 27th and around New Years. We saw the army of people dressed in white in that time period going somewhere urgently, and the report about a unpublicized National Emergency all in the last few weeks.

      Yes, something is going on, and it is being covered up extremely well. We see a militaristic containment of any real news or information about what is happening in fukushima. This is a world crime to cover up the horrible disaster that effects us all and should be reported to the Hague if that could actually mean anything at all. More than likely it will go on, supported by those who have only one agenda that is being pushed to the max now. Population Reduction.

      Here are those who control the entire nuk show:

      IAEA Exposed as Israeli Spy Front

      Posted a reply yesterday on the discussion board that addressed this and last night, found more corroborating food of truth that totally sums it all up quite well and now it is being released here so you all now know what the deal is.

      • James Tekton James Tekton

        This writer has been at the wheel of truth for years and years and now, we have this video that pretty much gives even the simplest of minds a chance to see and understand exactly who and what we are all up against. This article above and this video below holds the real reasons and secrets about why the hoax and crime of covering up this horrendous disastrous catastrophic extinction level Event continues day after day. Who owns the propagandistic zio-media are the same ones who own and profit from these dangerous nuklear power plants. They profit at your peril.

        Please, EVERYONE, sit down and take the time to watch this video in it’s entirety. Watch it again, and then make it go viral because at this point, ONLY total awareness and education will give the nations of Earth a Chance to change this all before it really gets out of control. If you are not on the Ron Paul band wagon just for the sake of saving your own lifestyle, then well, sadly some day you will know the pain of your stubborn self-imposed state ignorance.

  • James Tekton James Tekton


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  • probably from them poking a stick at reactor two…

  • Speaking of fallout…check out the comments on this weather channel piece. Yeah that’s me, getting my ass chewed bigtime:
    Be advised…it’s an ugly scene.

    • James Tekton James Tekton

      Hi Eyechix.

      Good to see you back.

      We got yer back and you know you are in good company here. We really appreciate your good works so keep on keeping on. Truly, you are unique among the tribes. Some get it, and most never will. Do your best to shine the light and also live your life to the max…one day at a time.

    • Bobby1

      The weather boards are full of pathetic weather weenies praying for snow. You would think they would be better informed than the average person… but they’re not. They are among the first of the herd to be culled.

    • nohobear nohobear

      Good for you for trying to spread the truth and help people. I read some of the comments, and the attack by the one shill. Sadly it’s an uphill battle trying to explain the nuances of science, (half life, exposure, gamma versus beta) to low information citizenry. Bobby 1 is right. They will be the first of the herd to be culled.

  • Reggess’s Show, On a morning talk show this day, there was an actress on talking to the host about her and her boyfriend wanted to run in the rain in Shanghai and did thinking it would be romantic, they both broke out in rashes all over ! Did anyone see the show ?

  • Nuclear Ninja Nuclear Ninja

    First time posting, have been following since April and learned tons not only from the news here but from the comments. So thank you Admin and posters!

    Slightly off topic but I am currently reading anywhere from 120CPM to 150CPM (full 60sec result) indoors since it has been raining outside. Picture of reading here:!/NuclearNinja311/status/160637026734051328

    Also, potrblog has an interesting article about the CME that is supposed to be hitting earth on the 21st.