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Australia: Fear that Fukushima fallout has affected greater Tokyo area — Has radiation spread further than Japan gov’t has acknowledged?

SOURCE: Strontium found at city near Tokyo after Fukushima disaster, The Australian by Rick Wallace, October 13, 2011

STRONTIUM 90, a highly dangerous radioactive isotope, has reportedly been found atop an apartment building in Yokohama, fuelling fears that fallout from the Fukushima disaster has affected the greater Tokyo area.

Yokohama, a city of 3.6 . . . → Read More: Australia: Fear that Fukushima fallout has affected greater Tokyo area — Has radiation spread further than Japan gov’t has acknowledged?

CNN: Concern that radiation leakage from triple meltdowns “may be more widespread than thought” — Strontium-90 one of the more hazardous types of nuclear waste

SOURCE: Radioactive sediment found miles from Japan nuclear crisis zone, CNN, October 12th, 2011

Officials in Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city, are investigating soil samples after a radioactive substance [strontium-90] was found [...]

The discovery has raised concerns that leaked radiation from three Fukushima reactors that suffered meltdowns after the March earthquake and tsunami . . . → Read More: CNN: Concern that radiation leakage from triple meltdowns “may be more widespread than thought” — Strontium-90 one of the more hazardous types of nuclear waste

So. California nuke plant “a cancer factory that generates electricity” — 8.5 million live within 50 miles

SOURCE: Panel: Japan-level nuclear crisis possible at San Onofre, The Orange County Register, October 12, 2011

[...] More than 200 people from all over Southern California gathered in the San Clemente Community Center for the second of three meetings in which the San Clemente City Council is addressing lessons learned from Japan’s Fukushima disaster. . . . → Read More: So. California nuke plant “a cancer factory that generates electricity” — 8.5 million live within 50 miles

4.7 microsieverts/hour in Tokyo, between kindergarten and nursery school — Measured 5 feet above pavement (PHOTO)

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: News “NHK manipulates again”, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, October 12, 2011

They found a hot spot in Setagaya ku Tokyo. (1.5m high from the ground, 2m wide)

It is on the pavement, and between a kindergarten and a nursery school.

According to a ward council, Tanaka Yuko, it was . . . → Read More: 4.7 microsieverts/hour in Tokyo, between kindergarten and nursery school — Measured 5 feet above pavement (PHOTO)

Official: Strontium found in 2,200 locations in Fukushima — Not surprisng it’s in Yokohama, 250 km away

SOURCE: Strontium is found but does not change the support!, Blog of City Councilor Furuya Yasuhiko, October 12, 2011

Translation via Fukushima Diary

John Kuramochi, Yokohama city government’s section chief in charge of monitoring contamination:

“We already knew that we find strontium where there is cesium.so we don’t really do anything special for strontium.”

. . . → Read More: Official: Strontium found in 2,200 locations in Fukushima — Not surprisng it’s in Yokohama, 250 km away

Dosimeters display ‘ERROR’ when entering Reactor No. 1 — Workers can never be interviewed by media — Must give up right to sue if getting danger bonus (VIDEO)

Dosimeters display ‘ERROR’ when entering Reactor No. 1 — Workers can never be interviewed by media — Must give up right to sue if getting danger bonus (VIDEO)

SOURCE: German TV-channel ZDF talks with TEPCO-employees (german, english subs), October 8, 2011

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At 2:20 in

- TEPCO fears nothing more than openness –  German TV channel finds contract that forbids workers from talking to journalists

- Must . . . → Read More: Dosimeters display ‘ERROR’ when entering Reactor No. 1 — Workers can never be interviewed by media — Must give up right to sue if getting danger bonus (VIDEO)

Japan Times: High levels of strontium-90 detected 250 km from meltdowns — Officials “carefully examining where the isotope came from”

SOURCE: Yokohama finds high strontium-90 levels, Kyodo, October 12, 2011

Radioactive strontium exceeding normal levels has been detected in sediment from atop an apartment building in Yokohama, some 250 km from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, city officials said Wednesday. [...]

[T]he discovery of 195 becquerels of strontium-90 in the rooftop sediment . . . → Read More: Japan Times: High levels of strontium-90 detected 250 km from meltdowns — Officials “carefully examining where the isotope came from”

Gundersen: NRC wants radiation exposure limit 100 times higher than EPA (VIDEO)

*NEW* Gundersen: NRC wants radiation exposure limit 100 times higher than EPA (VIDEO)

SOURCE: Are Regulators And The Nuclear Industry Applying The Valuable Lessons Learned From Fukushima?, Fairewinds Associates, October 11, 2011

Fairewinds Presentation to the San Clemente City CouncilAt 13:00 in

Are Regulators And The Nuclear Industry Applying The Valuable Lessons Learned From Fukushima? from Fairewinds Associates on . . . → Read More: Gundersen: NRC wants radiation exposure limit 100 times higher than EPA (VIDEO)

WSJ: High levels of radioactive material concentrating in Tokyo, Yokohama — 50 times more than gov’t found — 2.71 microsieverts per hour on sidewalk

SOURCE: Radioactive ‘Hot Spots’ Detected in Tokyo, Yokohama, Wall Street Journal by Juro Osawa, October 12, 2011

Japanese researchers discovered high levels of radioactive material in concentrated areas in Tokyo and Yokohama, more than 241 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as increasingly thorough tests provide a clearer picture of just how . . . → Read More: WSJ: High levels of radioactive material concentrating in Tokyo, Yokohama — 50 times more than gov’t found — 2.71 microsieverts per hour on sidewalk

Japan Radiologist: Radiation can cause mutations like “fingers growing out of a shoulder”, other deformities in future humans (VIDEO)

Japan Radiologist: Radiation can cause mutations like “fingers growing out of a shoulder”, other deformities in future humans (VIDEO)

SOURCE: German TV-channel ZDF talks with TEPCO-employees (german, english subs), October 8, 2011

At 4:30 in

Eisuke Matsui, Gifu Environmental Medicine Research Institute:

Lower radiation doses could cause significant health problems, even in subsequent generations If the testicles are exposed to radiation this can cause genetic defects like fingers growing out of shoulder, . . . → Read More: Japan Radiologist: Radiation can cause mutations like “fingers growing out of a shoulder”, other deformities in future humans (VIDEO)

It’s the “duty” of scientific community to reduce public’s fear, anxiety about radiation — No health danger from 876 millisieverts a year? (VIDEO)

Worried Well?: It’s the “duty” of scientific community to reduce fear, anxiety — No health danger from 876 millisieverts a year (VIDEO)

SOURCE: German TV-channel ZDF talks with TEPCO-employees (german, english subs), October 8, 2011

At 5:55 in

Fukushima prefecture health adviser (Shunichi Yamashita, MD, PhD. Dean. Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences): Those who smile will have no radiation damage, only those who make constant worry…

At 6:10 in

Less than 100 MICROsieverts . . . → Read More: It’s the “duty” of scientific community to reduce public’s fear, anxiety about radiation — No health danger from 876 millisieverts a year? (VIDEO)

Report: Worker dies while decontaminating in Fukushima

SOURCE: News: Sending people to hell, Fukushima Diary, October 10, 2011

[...] a man died all of a sudden while he was decontaminating in Date shi of Fukushima. [...]

@touchan3 [Oct. 9 at 10:00p EDT]

校庭の除染や瓦礫処理に携わってた作業員の方が突然死です…伊達市

He was involved in decontamination of school play grounds and rubble.

@touchan3 [Oct. 10 at 12:00a EDT]

会社の社長が所属するRCクラブの方です、先日田んぼで倒れたそうです。

. . . → Read More: Report: Worker dies while decontaminating in Fukushima

Increasing number of horrified parents in Tokyo-area, as young children enjoy “radioactive autumn” outdoors — Accused of being “monster parent” if concerned

SOURCE: How to Enjoy Radioactive Autumn in Japan in Kindergartens and Elementary Schools, EX-SKF, October 10, 2011

In Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, they all do these fun-filled activities to enjoy and celebrate autumn, just like they did last year and year before, radioactive fallout or not. A minor nuclear accident must not disturb the preset . . . → Read More: Increasing number of horrified parents in Tokyo-area, as young children enjoy “radioactive autumn” outdoors — Accused of being “monster parent” if concerned

250 km from Fukushima: Kindergarteners playing by soil with nearly 1 microsievert per hour during athletic event in Yokohama (VIDEO)

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SOURCE: Google Maps

SOURCE: Halflife24000

SOURCE: Halflife24000

SOURCE: Yokohama City Elementary School Kindergarten Games, Halflife24000, Uploaded October 10, 2011

Google Translation

Kindergarten athletic meet was held in Yokohama in October 2011

Please link to diffuse freely reproduced.

h/t Fukushima Diary

. . . → Read More: 250 km from Fukushima: Kindergarteners playing by soil with nearly 1 microsievert per hour during athletic event in Yokohama (VIDEO)

Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings a new batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER after decontamination

SOURCE: Residents near Fukushima mountains face nuclear recontamination every rainfall, Mainichi, October 11, 2011

As the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Plant drags on, worries are growing particularly among Fukushima Prefecture residents over drawn-out and in some cases apparently futile nuclear decontamination operations.

The unease is especially strong in areas in and . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings a new batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER after decontamination

BBC: Former top WHO official says there’s evidence that a kind of genetic mutation is being passed on after Chernobyl meltdown (VIDEO)

BBC: Former top WHO official reveals there’s evidence that a kind of genetic mutation is being passed down after Chernobyl meltdown (VIDEO)

SOURCE: Black Isle cancer victim’s Chernobyl search, BBC News, October 7, 2011

[...] A documentary to be broadcast by BBC Scotland tells how the collapse of the Soviet Union meant no definitive research was ever carried out into the impact of the Chernobyl disaster on human health. [...]

Professor Keith Baverstock, who led the . . . → Read More: BBC: Former top WHO official says there’s evidence that a kind of genetic mutation is being passed on after Chernobyl meltdown (VIDEO)

AP: Radiation leak at Brookhaven lab in NY — 34 microsieverts on worker’s hand — Not announced for 10 days

SOURCE: National lab in NY halts radiological operations after small leak; no health impact seen, Associated Press, October 10, 2011

Radioactivity was found on two employees, in a parking lot and private vehicle, and in one of the facility’s buildings, Brookhaven National Laboratory said

[...] Two employees were checking radiation detectors when a “sealed . . . → Read More: AP: Radiation leak at Brookhaven lab in NY — 34 microsieverts on worker’s hand — Not announced for 10 days

Simply put, “It’s Over” — “Tokyo on the edge” — Show host appears astonished by latest strontium-90 findings (VIDEO)

SOURCE: iwakamiyasumi2

SOURCE: iwakamiyasumi2

SOURCE: Breaking News: Tokyo on the edge, Fukushima Diary, October 10, 2011

Strontium 90 was measured in Yokohama, Kouhokuku. (5 mins by car from my apartment.)

In the simplest put, it’s over.

The amount was 195 Bq/kg.

Detected by a university staff teaching engineering, so the measurement is trustworthy.

It has . . . → Read More: Simply put, “It’s Over” — “Tokyo on the edge” — Show host appears astonished by latest strontium-90 findings (VIDEO)

UPDATE: Strontium-90 at 195 Bq/kg found 30 km south of Tokyo

SOURCE: Google Maps

SOURCE: (UPDATED) Strontium-90 Discovered in Yokohama City, 245 km from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, EX-SKF, October 9, 2011

[...] The number is 195 becquerels/kg, more than 150 times more than the background (1.2 becquerels/kg).

This is probably the lower of the two samples; the other sample is currently being analyzed.

. . . → Read More: UPDATE: Strontium-90 at 195 Bq/kg found 30 km south of Tokyo

Gov’t radiation hygiene expert resigned position “when it prohibited an initial investigation” into Fukushima disaster

SOURCE: Tokyo under illusion that things are normal while Fukushima remains a war zone, Mainichi, October 10, 2011

[...] Shinzo Kimura, 44, a radiation hygiene expert who resigned from his post at a research institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare when it prohibited an initial investigation into the . . . → Read More: Gov’t radiation hygiene expert resigned position “when it prohibited an initial investigation” into Fukushima disaster

5.7 quake rattles Fukushima

SOURCE: 5.7-magnitude shakes Fukushima, UPI, October 10, 2011

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake Monday rattled Japan’s Fukushima prefecture [...]

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 5.7-magnitude quake struck 11.46 a.m. local time [...]

Mainichi reports on “unusual abundance” of persimmons in Watari — One day after Mochizuki’s photo of suspected persimmon mutation

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SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: Tokyo under illusion that things are normal while Fukushima remains a war zone, Mainichi, October 10, 2011

I went to visit Watari residents Chieko Tanji, 64, and her husband, Hiroshi, 63, to hear about their personal battles with radiation and decontamination. [...]

The persimmons growing in front of the . . . → Read More: Mainichi reports on “unusual abundance” of persimmons in Watari — One day after Mochizuki’s photo of suspected persimmon mutation