Japan gov’t reveals ‘unlucky combination’ of rain and wind washed down radioactive debris over wide area around meltdowns — Radiation had been expected to go over Pacific

Published: September 9th, 2011 at 9:58 am ET
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Japan Misstated Radiation, Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2011:

The Japanese government initially underestimated radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in part because of untimely rain, and so exposed people unnecessarily, a report released this week by a government research institute says.

Adding to earlier evidence of initial government missteps, the report by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency says an unlucky combination of heavy rains and shifting winds meant that much of the airborne radioactive debris washed down over a broad area around the crippled plant. Before the changing weather, the radiation had been expected to drift over the Pacific Ocean […]

Published: September 9th, 2011 at 9:58 am ET
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17 comments to Japan gov’t reveals ‘unlucky combination’ of rain and wind washed down radioactive debris over wide area around meltdowns — Radiation had been expected to go over Pacific

  • Steven Steven

    Excuses are a step up from denial, IMHO.

  • mikey

    Unlucky Combo huh? what were they expecting Kimchi and flied lice??

  • James2

    I think the whole statement is bogus.

    They are still trying to hide the fact that a plutonium cloud the size of Texas was created when #3 blew up. (I believe it was)

    Regardless, you have to note the incompetence of a nuclear agency that is wishing on the direction of the wind and rain, in order to protect the population.

  • Bobby1

    34,129 post-Fuku excess deaths in the US as of September 3.

    http://i56.tinypic.com/rk2b2x.jpg

    http://freepdfhosting.com/2b6c39b50b.pdf

    Deaths in the Pacific and Mountain regions continue to climb, while the rest of the nation has settled down recently.

    • Wow that’s huge!
      I’d like to see a graphic like this about japan.
      Anyone knows if there’s one?

    • Hemisfear311 Hemisfear311

      OMG!!!

      Thank you Bobby1!

      This must go viral.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Bobby: Thank you very much for this post.

    • Fall out man!

      Thanks Bobby, fascinating statistics. That report deserves a wide audience. The deaths at Fukushima come slowly but surely for many years (generations) after the event.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Bobby1

      If “34,129 post-Fuku excess deaths in the US as of September 3.” how many excess deaths in Japan, I wonder? Surely more than this??

    • Bobby1

      Yes, I’m sure that more people have died in Japan. The information is being suppressed. Certainly there have been many tweets from Japan about people dying, occasionally from nurses and doctors.

      The question about the deaths in the US is whether the people who have died were sick already, with a few months to live, and the radiation exposure hastened their inevitable end. If this was happening, you would expect the death rate to decrease below the previous levels, as to cancel out the increase. It looks like this has happened to some extent in the West North Central region, and it may be starting to happen in the West South Central region (though it has been only a couple of weeks).

      Otherwise, if this does not happen, it would appear that normal healthy people are now dying. The Pacific, Mountain, and East North Central regions have not had the death rate drop to below normal levels.

      The vast majority of these deaths have probably been due to breathing contaminated air. We have not seen the effects of eating bad food or drinking bad water yet. This probably won’t show up for at least 5 years.

  • kintaman kintaman

    Arrest EVERYONE involved in this from the government, TEPCO and beyond. Fucking criminals beyond words.

  • Blown Camaro

    Unlucky? Should have had one of those cats with the upright bouncing paw in the admin building. That would have changed everything!