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Officials: Footage released of “very significant” bubbling site near giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: WAFB: Officials find “mother of all bubbles” near giant sinkhole — “The biggest pool they have seen yet” (PHOTO)

Title: 2:45 p.m. Updated Bubbling Sites Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: Jan. 22, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

Site #29 is very significant and can be viewed at the YouTube link below.

Watch the video here

Reports: Gas nauseates northern France — Smell hits England, South Kent residents warned to keep windows closed — Leak not yet stopped — Football match postponed

Deutsche Welle: Factory leak nauseates northern France — A gas leak smelling like rotten eggs has alarmed residents across northern France. Authorities said the vapor was harmless, though emergency phone lines were inundated with complaints of nausea and headaches.

BBC News: A Rouen resident told Reuters news agency the stench pervaded his home; “You . . . → Read More: Reports: Gas nauseates northern France — Smell hits England, South Kent residents warned to keep windows closed — Leak not yet stopped — Football match postponed

NYTimes: ‘Prophetic’ warning of Fukushima-type nuclear disaster

Title: An Early Nuclear Warning: Was It for Naught? Source: New York Times Author: MATTHEW L. WALD Date: January 22, 2013

The accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011 alerted the American nuclear industry and its regulators to the possibility that operators at plants with more than one reactor might have to deal . . . → Read More: NYTimes: ‘Prophetic’ warning of Fukushima-type nuclear disaster

Report: Radioactivity levels rising at Fukushima Unit No. 2 sub-drain since November (PHOTO)

Title: Contaminated water still a serious issue at Fukushima Daiichi Source: Enformable Date: Jan 22, 2013

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[...] over 220,000 metric tons of contaminated water have been collected and stored on site, still another 75,000 tons remains in the reactor buildings. Every day at least another 40 tons of contaminated water . . . → Read More: Report: Radioactivity levels rising at Fukushima Unit No. 2 sub-drain since November (PHOTO)

Top Japan Official: Let elderly people “hurry up and die” -Guardian

Title: Let elderly people ‘hurry up and die’, says Japanese minister Source: guardian.co.uk Author: Justin McCurry Date: 22 January 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

[...] Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to “hurry up and die” to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical . . . → Read More: Top Japan Official: Let elderly people “hurry up and die” -Guardian

Reuters: Gas causing strong odor over Paris and large areas in western France — Migraines, irritations, nausea near plant — Some in Paris report “very strong odor of diesel fuel”

Agence France-Presse, 11:32p:

A gas leak at a chemical plant in the Normandy city of Rouen could be smelt as far away as the French capital, over 100 kilometres (more than 60 miles) away, Tuesday but is “not toxic,” officials said.

A chemical substance at the Lubrizol company in Rouen became unstable causing gas . . . → Read More: Reuters: Gas causing strong odor over Paris and large areas in western France — Migraines, irritations, nausea near plant — Some in Paris report “very strong odor of diesel fuel”

Radio: Official says giant sinkhole “is showing signs it may not be finished growing and it may grow an additional amount”

Title: Sink Hole ‘burp’ Causes New Worries Source: WWL Radio Reporter: David Blake Date: 21 January 2013 4:31p ET

Concern about that 8 and half acre sink hole is ramping up after it burped up over the weekend. [...]

When the sink hole burped, it sent crude oil and debris into the air. [...]

. . . → Read More: Radio: Official says giant sinkhole “is showing signs it may not be finished growing and it may grow an additional amount”

Gundersen: Top NRC official fell asleep during my presentation — “His eyes were rolling back and his head was bobbling like a little bobble doll” — Process designed to freeze public out (AUDIO)

Title: The Games People Play Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: Jan. 20, 2013 Description: [...] Arnie Gundersen [...] met with the NRC this week concerning his analysis of what went wrong and how the problems were foreseeable. In this podcast, Arnie discusses how the NRC and Southern California Edison deliberately withheld information to . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Top NRC official fell asleep during my presentation — “His eyes were rolling back and his head was bobbling like a little bobble doll” — Process designed to freeze public out (AUDIO)

TV: Something alarming happening at sinkhole, major cracks in well pad — Official: “Additional cracking has occurred… it seems that land is sloughing in towards the sinkhole” (VIDEO)

Title: Sinkhole “burps” again, officials on alert Source: WBRZ Author: Chris Nakamoto Date Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:44 PM Date Updated: Jan 20, 2013 11:11 AM “Parish officials said hydrocarbons and debris bubbled up to the surface and caused major cracks in a well pad”

WBRZ: There’s heightened anxiety tonight around the sinkhole around . . . → Read More: TV: Something alarming happening at sinkhole, major cracks in well pad — Official: “Additional cracking has occurred… it seems that land is sloughing in towards the sinkhole” (VIDEO)

Gov’t contacted to test radiation levels of Japanese boat found in Hawaii

Title: Boat brought into Honokohau Harbor is a possible Japan tsunami debris Source: Hawaii 24/7 Date: January 16, 2013

Confirmation pending assistance by NOAA and Consulate General of Japan in Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA — A Kona fisherman has retrieved what could be the sixth confirmed item of Japan tsunami marine debris in Hawaii.

Tuesday afternoon . . . → Read More: Gov’t contacted to test radiation levels of Japanese boat found in Hawaii

WAFB: Officials find “mother of all bubbles” near giant sinkhole — “The biggest pool they have seen yet” (PHOTO)

Title: New bubbling site spotted near Bayou Corne sinkhole Source: WAFB Author: Cheryl Mercedes Date: Jan 20, 2013

Assumption Parish officials said the most recent bubbling site near the Bayou Corne sinkhole is the biggest pool they have seen yet. Office of Emergency Preparedness workers refer to it as the “mother of all bubbles.”

. . . → Read More: WAFB: Officials find “mother of all bubbles” near giant sinkhole — “The biggest pool they have seen yet” (PHOTO)

11:20a ET: New flyover footage of giant sinkhole released after ‘growth event’ (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Officials: ‘Growth event’ underway at giant sinkhole — Salt may be shifting underground — Site evacuated, equipment removed — Oxy 3 well pad in jeopardy (MAP)

Assumption Parish Police Jury, Jan. 19, 2013:

Watch more flyover footage here

Mayor from Fukushima hospitalized — Town office was 2 miles northwest of nuclear plant

January 20, 2013 report on Japan’s TUF News Live with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:

Futabamachi mayor Idogawa immediately hospitalized [...]

[Katsutaka] Idogawa was hospitalized for emergency. He was claiming his head feels heavy and dizzy. He can walk by himself. [...]

See also:

Mayor from Fukushima reveals thyroid cysts when overseas — . . . → Read More: Mayor from Fukushima hospitalized — Town office was 2 miles northwest of nuclear plant

Official: ‘Shifting salt’ caused tremendous amount of seismic activity near giant sinkhole — “Indicates something might be failing in the salt structure”

Excerpts from: Sinkhole seismic event studied Source: The Advocate Author: Robert Stewart Date: January 20, 2013

Director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness John Boudreaux

Officials first began noticing an increase in seismic activity about two weeks ago Scientists reported that more than 80 seismic events were monitored . . . → Read More: Official: ‘Shifting salt’ caused tremendous amount of seismic activity near giant sinkhole — “Indicates something might be failing in the salt structure”

“Domino Effect” below giant sinkhole? Officials concerned about stability of rest of salt dome — Failed cavern may affect other caverns

Title: Sinkhole to be seen in 3-D Source: HoumaToday Author: Xerxes Wilson Date: January 19, 2013

[...] Another concern is the stability of the rest of the salt dome. [John Boudreaux, Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness director] noted there are other caverns inside the dome and some house oil and gas.

“The concern . . . → Read More: “Domino Effect” below giant sinkhole? Officials concerned about stability of rest of salt dome — Failed cavern may affect other caverns

Today’s Paper: Giant sinkhole now 9 acres — Official concerned about possible ‘void spaces’ causing hole to grow or another one to appear

Excerpts from: Sinkhole to be seen in 3-D Source: HoumaToday Author: Xerxes Wilson Date: January 19, 2013

Caption: “Flooding from heavy rains mix the swamp with the 9-acre hole.” (See photo here)

[...] “There are many things that are still a mystery,” said John Boudreaux, Assumption Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness director. [...]

“There . . . → Read More: Today’s Paper: Giant sinkhole now 9 acres — Official concerned about possible ‘void spaces’ causing hole to grow or another one to appear

Officials: ‘Growth event’ underway at giant sinkhole — Salt may be shifting underground — Site evacuated, equipment removed — Oxy 3 well pad in jeopardy (MAP)

Title: 3:30 p.m. Update from DNR Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: January 19, 2013 h/t RadChick Emphasis Added

The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Incident Command, is advising that the Texas Brine facility sinkhole appears to be undergoing a growth event, indicated by a recent upswing in measured seismic activity . . . → Read More: Officials: ‘Growth event’ underway at giant sinkhole — Salt may be shifting underground — Site evacuated, equipment removed — Oxy 3 well pad in jeopardy (MAP)

Officials: Increased seismic activity below giant sinkhole — Cracks developing on pad nearby — Another ‘burp’ this morning — State Police helicopter on-scene

Title: 11:50 a.m. Update Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury Date: Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:50p ET

There has been increased seismic activity near the cavern this morning as well as developments of cracks on Oxy 3 pad. At approximately 10:00 this morning, another burp occurred in the sinkhole. The State Police helicopter has arrived . . . → Read More: Officials: Increased seismic activity below giant sinkhole — Cracks developing on pad nearby — Another ‘burp’ this morning — State Police helicopter on-scene

Radio: “Continually, radioactive elements are being flushed into the Pacific” — “The Fukushima accident will never end, they have no idea how to clean it up” -Caldicott (AUDIO)

Title: Interview with Helen Caldicott Source: KPFA 94.1 FM Date: January 15, 2013

At 13:00 in

Dr. Helen Caldicott: The Fukushima accident will never end. They have no idea how to clean it up because there’s never been three nuclear meltdowns in history.

Continually, radioactive elements are being flushed into the Pacific Ocean.

. . . → Read More: Radio: “Continually, radioactive elements are being flushed into the Pacific” — “The Fukushima accident will never end, they have no idea how to clean it up” -Caldicott (AUDIO)

Caldicott: Terribly alarming what’s happening in Japan — Signs of radiation sickness reported in children after 3/11 — Lies are being fed to the people (AUDIO)

Title: Interview with Helen Caldicott Source: KPFA 94.1 FM Date: January 15, 2013

At 11:30 in

Dr. Helen Caldicott: It’s terribly alarming what’s happening, and the ignorance of the population, and the lies that are being fed to the people.

I’ve just been in Japan for 10 days doing a speaking tour and . . . → Read More: Caldicott: Terribly alarming what’s happening in Japan — Signs of radiation sickness reported in children after 3/11 — Lies are being fed to the people (AUDIO)

Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

Greenpeace tested Pacific cod from Hokkaido in November 2012, results translated by Fukushima Diary:

Origin: Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost prefecture) Sold at: Uny Totsuka Yokohama Cesium-134: 27 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) Cesium-137: 51 Bq/kg Total: 78 Bq/kg (Gov’t Limit: 100 Bq/kg) See also: Pacific cod fish shipments in Aomori suspended, 200 miles from Fukushima — . . . → Read More: Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

Concern about new bubble sites near giant sinkhole — Resident: More bubbling emerged in past week… “I’m thinking gas is closer to surface than they think”

Title: Rain reveals gas bubbles Source: The Advocate Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL Date: January 19, 2013

High water from recent heavy rains revealed small sources of natural gas venting in the Bayou Corne community, a swampland settlement that has been evacuated for more than five months since the formation nearby of a large sinkhole, . . . → Read More: Concern about new bubble sites near giant sinkhole — Resident: More bubbling emerged in past week… “I’m thinking gas is closer to surface than they think”