Japan official credits typhoons with helping spread Fukushima fallout

Published: March 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am ET
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Title: Declining radiation measured near Fukushima plant, some blown elsewhere
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: HIROSHI ISHIZUKA
Date: March 2, 2013

Government figures show airborne radiation levels in the vicinity of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant fell by about 40 percent over the course of a year, reflecting natural decay and dispersal by wind and rain. [...]

Ministry officials attributed the decline in roughly equal measure to decay, and to wind blowing radioactive material elsewhere and rain sluicing it out to sea.

“Typhoons hit in June and later,” a ministry official said. “They may have helped spread the radioactive substances.” [...]

High-sensitivity sensors fitted to helicopters were used to calculate radiation levels at a height of 1 meter above the ground [...]

The first three surveys were conducted with different analysis methods, so it remains difficult to compare readings across the entire period since the March 11, 2011 disaster, the ministry officials said.

See also: Audio: It's the reality that Northern Japan is contaminated and radioactive material is constantly being spread elsewhere -- "A really creepy, macabre feeling"

Published: March 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am ET
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20 comments to Japan official credits typhoons with helping spread Fukushima fallout

  • VanneV anne

    How about moving the debris throughout Japan and then incinerating it?


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    • japan guinea pig

      anne…That is the question…Im so glad that you posed it.As we speak the Japanese government is burning this Iradiated stuff all over japan in total disregard to all the advice they have recieved from International scientist NOT to do so…and in total disregard to all the people living near those incinerators !!!. I dont know what they are thinking…but it looks life National suicide.Dr Chris Busby might have the answer in his you tube video entitled– " The real reason Fukushima debris is being burnt all over Japan"….check it out.


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    • Ouch, I can see the officials at the local hostess club….hey I heard that if the radiation is not too high it will actually help you….so lets spread it all over the country and maybe it won't be to bad.

      Yeah but what about polluting the air, what if USA gets mad….sheesh dont worry about that, they helped with the psyops campaign to cover this all up and they want us to have nuke so we can build our own nukes to keep China back. USA doesnt want to saber rattle with China, so they will let us.


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    typhoons and tycoons help spread Fukushima fallout


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  • weeman

    The first three were conducted with different analysis methods. A/ wheel of radiation, b/ imagination, c/ deceit
    And that is hard to compare results, lies.
    Three different methods of analysis would certainly point to any patterns in levels of radiation, they may not all say the same but it must be a good indicator and useful information was most certainly gained, they just do not want to release them as the damage has been done and they do not want the people of Japan to realize there government has let them down and abandon them to their own fait.


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  • "Officials said of the 40 percent decline, 21 percent was due to decaying radioactive cesium."

    "The officials said the remaining 19 percent decline was likely due to environmental factors."

    Perhaps they expect us to think that by next year, most of the radioactive contaminants will be gone. LOL! The hot stuff will certainly be more spread out, tho.

    Another thing I noticed is that the 'one meter above the ground' measurement will only detect gamma rays with any efficiency. Gamma rays are nasty, but if eaten/breathed, so are alphas and betas. That's the real danger, and they know it. Pardon me while I watch a few people's videos who actually put their geiger counters on the ground to measure the dirt and dust… which can wind up in the food and air.


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  • Where there's cesium there's 'most likely' STRONTIUM too.

    No mention of STRONTIUM.

    No mention of ACCUMULATION.

    No mention of all of the OTHER radioactive isotopes.

    …and in the meantime we'll 'blame' it on Mother Nature.
    ___________

    It does not 'magically' go away.

    Example:
    Bikini Atoll Atomic Testing 1946 – 1954

    "In 1968, the United States declared Bikini habitable and started bringing a small group of Bikinians back to their homes in the early 1970s as a test. In 1978, however, the islanders were removed again when strontium-90 in their bodies reached dangerous levels after a French team of scientists did additional tests on the island."

    "A 1998 International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Bikini is still not safe for habitation, because of dangerous levels of radiation." (so you know it must be really bad)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini_Atoll#Nuclear_tests

    From a TV special on Bikini Atoll I watched this week.

    Over 60 years now…!!!
    The main reason humans no longer live on Bikini to this day is that the cesium uptake to coconuts is still very high and will most likely remain that way unless major cleanups are done. (probably too costly)

    :(
    The mutation damage to plants was obvious. The announcer casually commented how wonderful it was that nature could rebound in such a way. My thought was… "This is F'd up!"


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    World is littered with nuclear plants waiting for the next Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, or Fukushima.


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    • redwing redwing

      And what I don't see a lot of people talking about is how once the first one goes up and poisons the planet for real, the rest will eventually follow suit since society will have unraveled to the point where continued operations at these other plants will no longer be possible.


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      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        We're seeing that process now, with shuttered NPP's that don't have the funds for decommissioning (or any place to take the remains) yet the radioactive and weathering breakdown of containment structure materials is gaining speed.

        You can't just let them sit there, or they'll all just crumble into dust, exposing everything inside. Doesn't take long:

        "If mankind were to disappear from the Earth, buildings would begin to crumble under natural stresses."

        From NatGeo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thkLKWQyg_s

        Pretty horrific, when you add in the NPP's.


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  • CB CB

    I'd like to thank and credit the Pacific currents, and water table.


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  • Falsehood is the fact that you can't get accurate readings while in a helicopter. The down-wash from the blades will consistently give you a much lower reading than actual… and that's why they are always doing it that way.


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  • ftlt

    Do folks get paid to say stuff this obvious???

    Hello???


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  • We Not They Finally

    "Airborne radiation"? Even if they had not proven themselves total liars over and over again, that's tricky. The radioactive fuel has melted into the ground. Millions of gallons of highly radioactive water are out to sea each day. We don't know if they have tested for alpha, beta, and gamma rays inclusive. They NEVER seem to test for internal emitters from swallowed particles that will never go away, just keep destroying tissue internally. And the readings were taken BY HELICOPTER? And the methdology is different from how they did the testing before? And again, they are total liars, again and again. Every estimate they've made has turned out to be wrong by a factor of about a thousand. Who can believe anything that they say?


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  • japan guinea pig

    So happy to read all these postings exposing the Japanese government as LIARS !! Well done for all your educated comments.


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  • We Not They Finally

    Ive been looking at projected time tables for the contamination of the pacific ocean over the next ten years….The entire pacific basin from Japan to the west coast of the uSA might be contaminated .If that happens then North America would be in total jeopardy..After that the rest of the world would eventually follow…We are having the equivalentt of massive nuclear explosions from the radioactive contamination that is spreading so quickly…Was nuclear energy really worth this???Is this in fact an extinction level event?What do we tell our children our friends our fellow citizens??


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