10,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium detected in Minamisoma soil sample -Local Official

Published: May 16th, 2012 at 11:00 pm ET


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Minamisoma city councilor Koichi Oyama reports that 10,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium was detected in a soil sample form the area.


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h/t Fukushima Diary

Published: May 16th, 2012 at 11:00 pm ET


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26 comments to 10,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium detected in Minamisoma soil sample -Local Official

  • Cleanup and decommissioning costs are crazy high, and even then they don't work 100%.

    And the gov predicts that Palisades alone (a clunker in Michigan on lake Michigan) could do $200B in damage.

    Cash for Clunkers, buy out those old plants, give them a mercy kill, instead of a power uprate.


  • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

    Pictures on Fukushima Diary of women pushing baby carriages past "Black dust"

  • http://solarham.com/solarwind.htm
    Strong Solar Flare / Radiation Storm / .NET Domain
    RADIATION STORM UNDERWAY: Energetic solar protons are swirling around Earth following an M5-class solar flare from departing sunspot 1476. The sunspot erupted on May 17th around 0130 UT. This radiation storm ranks S2 on NOAA storm scales, which means it is a moderate event capable of confusing spacecraft imaging systems and causing 'single event upsets' in orbiting electronics.

    /17/2012 @ 03:00 UTC
    1476 Produces Strong Solar Flare
    Just as we thought we have seen the last of Sunspot 1476, the former active region decided to produce a solar flare reaching above the M5.0 level. The event reached M5.1 and peaked at 01:47 UTC Thursday morning. A bright CME was generated but because of the spots location, the plasma cloud will be headed mostly to the west.

    Likely a strong 6.0 Eq in japan within 48-72 hours.

  • Also:

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A disaster is unfolding in Michigan orchards as erratic spring weather causes some of the biggest losses in decades of cherries, apples and other fruits, growers said Thursday.

    A rare extended period of summerlike temperatures in March caused trees to blossom early, only to be zapped by an unrelenting series of April frosts and freezes. The one-two punch killed many buds, while recent cold snaps and rainstorms have discouraged honeybees from pollinating those that survived.

    Farmers and agricultural extension agents said the tart cherry crop is all but wiped out in most places, while sweet cherries, apples, pears and other fruits are heavily damaged. Juice grapes are another casualty. Many growers probably won't bother harvesting their meager yields, focusing instead on keeping trees healthy for next year, said Ken Nye, commodity specialist for the Michigan Farm Bureau.

    "This is the worst that Michigan has experienced in the past 50 years at least," Nye said. "I don't know how far you'd have to go back to find something similar."

  • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

    SO, I wonder how many bloggers took the deal, to move to Japan and show it is safe. I hope they have lead shoes, and a self-contained-breathing-apperatus.

    • ruth

      Not if it comes from the ocean or Japan rivers. This is SPAM. Someone trying to make a buck selling algae as remediation.

  • Max1 Max1

    Q U E S T I O N:
    If 10 million bq/kg were recorded in Times Square NY city…
    … Would the USA sit there and ignore the threat?
    … Would Wall Street open on time?
    … Would Disney be planning a Ball Drop for 2013?

    • Sharp2197 Sharp2197

      Somebody is keeping the MSM from reporting this, I think they would adjust their background numbers and tell us it is not that bad.

      • Max1 Max1

        I just do not get it…
        … Where has our sense of humanity gone?

        Fuku is just an example of how far America has sunk…
        … Depravity at it's finest.

        • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

          I beg to differ. I believe this type of whitewashing of major incidents is part and parcel of what our society/system has become. The worst externalities are swept under the rug and ignored because they are inconvenient for the system to acknowledge. The people in Japan, like the people affected by the Gulf BP Horizon disaster, have become unpersons – snuffed out from the pages of history.

          • Max1 Max1

            I think we agree more than you think we do…
            … We've lost a sense of humanity for our fellow human being.

            • RutherfordsGhost

              Any admission of Radiation falling out in mainland USA would be an admission that the entire nuclear umbrella politics of the last 60 years in the USA has been based upon flawed science, engineering and expectations.
              Not only can nations governments not protect their lands and citizens, they are doing everything not to.
              As for the US – admission of the slightest sin would bring in crippling responsibility that these reactors were death traps waiting to happen – and there are more of them in the US.
              Electricity too cheap to meter? Where is Arclight when you need him? Or Busby?
              Everyone in the nuke industry knows these reactors were duds http://www.nukeworker.com – they just won't say it!!!!
              Their pay-cheques and bonuses depend on it, and so do their bosses and government officials whom grease the wheels and subsidise your nations cheap power …. except it isn't cheap. It never was …

              So – there is no fallout in the USA – and there is nothing wrong.

              • blackbeer blackbeer

                Fascism can be a bit inconvenient for the population that finds itself under such a system, or excepts such a system because their just too busy to take notice. But look, just think of the kaos that would take place if people were free to decide right and wrong, or to determin what freedom and liberty were, or establish priorities, or draft laws, or, god forbid, determine their own course in life. The very idea makes me tremble.


              • glmr

                RG: "As for the US – admission of the slightest sin would bring in crippling responsibility that these reactors were death traps waiting to happen – and there are more of them in the US."

                Well, there you have it – the biggest truth-out on this blog. The fault lies in the laws that give this industry complete immunity for any and all actions. They are invisible under the law. And we are ALL culpable and responsible for their accidents – we are to pay with the ultimate price – our lives. As will everything else on the planet – will have to pay with their lives too.

                And yes Max1, … We've lost a sense of humanity for our fellow human being. As we willfully become more and more disconnected from nature, humans do not realize what the losses are. Getting outside, observing/enjoying/VALUING carefully the trees and plants and animals, birds, is so very important on so many levels. Especially the wild.

                We are leaving lifetimes of activism to the end, when we will be desperate and have to give up everything, all our time, to change things. People who lived in Fukushima. They are going to be sick. How good do you think they will be at protesting NPP then? Do you think the industry is counting on this? Their ideal anti-nuke activist is a dead anti-nuke activist.

                Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  • Toadmac

    Connecting the dots.
    "Mysterious illness strikes hundreds of flight attendants, causes rashes and hair loss – are ‘toxic uniforms’ really to blame or is it Fukushima?"


    This might be the start of our fate?

  • RutherfordsGhost

    140MBq of Cs137 is fatal in dogs in three weeks. I wouldn't be eating any food from Japan at all, and finding Prussian Blue if I did.

    H.C. Redman et al. (1972). Toxicity of 137-CsCl in the Beagle. Early Biological Effects. Radiation Research 50(3)629–648.

    Toady, measured the half life of your samples?

  • Myme

    Gov't reports: 450 millisieverts per year in Futaba-machi Yamada, Fukushima Prefecture (85 micro sievert per hour)

    The JP gov't zoning plan:

    Equal or less than 20 millisieverts/year = the areas being prepared for cancellation of evacuation order

    Greater than 20 millisieverts but less than 50 millisieverts/year = restricted areas (residents' entry is restricted)

    Over 50 millisieverts/year = No return area (residents cannot return to their homes)

    Source: MSN Japan, May 17, 2012


  • sonnen.blum.239 sonnen.blum.239

    cover up. literally. cover yourself, your pets, your water supplies, your garden.

  • glowfus

    where is this material coming from? it started to pop up a while ago and appears to be endemic of this accident. has there been a correlation with other accidents or is this unique to fuku. and who cares, evacuate!

  • RutherfordsGhost

    Those limits should not be any more than 5mSv (for three years accumulative) – life time evacuation.
    Internal exposure.
    Non linear – and no one can agree on internals. Rule of thumb, if you are eating the food etc – multiply by 1000 compared to external – depending upon non-availability.
    Call me extreme – but … there is enough naturally induced cell changes from normal background without man made materials.

    And you are wondering why the NZ government banned nuclear power? After 3 reactors operating within NZ, and copious quantities of caesium still left from French atmospheric tests – you'd ban it too!