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Fox Host: I wasn’t aware sickness among Navy sailors was so widespread after Fukushima; Experts say dangerous radioactive releases to air and ocean — Tepco didn’t give U.S. radiation data for 3 to 4 days (VIDEOS)

Waterbourne Hazard Capability: Operation Tomodachi, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), 2012 Symposium (at 6:15 in): “A little bit of a hiccup along the way to be honest with you. The Tepco readings were actually 3 to 4 days before they actually gave us the readings of what the buoy markers were.”

The Challenges and . . . → Read More: Fox Host: I wasn’t aware sickness among Navy sailors was so widespread after Fukushima; Experts say dangerous radioactive releases to air and ocean — Tepco didn’t give U.S. radiation data for 3 to 4 days (VIDEOS)

Fox News: “So many US sailors coming forward” with symptoms after mission near Fukushima; “Strange lumps all over… he’d been poisoned with radiation”; Hemorrhaging, cancers, leukemia, tumors — Another 50 service members may join lawsuit

Fox News, Dec. 20, 2013: [Months after 3/11], while still serving aboard the [USS Ronald Reagan] aircraft carrier, [Quartermaster Maurice Enis] began to notice strange lumps all over his body. Testing revealed he’d been poisoned with radiation, and his illness would get worse. And his fiance and fellow Reagan quartermaster, Jamie Plym [...] also . . . → Read More: Fox News: “So many US sailors coming forward” with symptoms after mission near Fukushima; “Strange lumps all over… he’d been poisoned with radiation”; Hemorrhaging, cancers, leukemia, tumors — Another 50 service members may join lawsuit

Canadian Gov’t Scientists: Model shows levels from Fukushima will exceed ‘maximum fallout’ in Pacific — “Not a human health radiological threat!”

Radionuclide Transport from Fukushima to Eastern North Pacific, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2013 PICES Annual Meeting on October 15, 2013:

To what historical fallout level does Fukushima return us? Rossi model; takes us to levels higher than maximum fallout.

Caveat: These levels are still well below maximum permissible concentrations in drinking water for 137Cs . . . → Read More: Canadian Gov’t Scientists: Model shows levels from Fukushima will exceed ‘maximum fallout’ in Pacific — “Not a human health radiological threat!”

Gov’t Report: Fukushima ocean plume hit Canada 6 months ago — “Precedes model predictions by several years” — ‘Human health’ is first reason listed for study (MAP)

Radionuclide Transport from Fukushima to Eastern North Pacific, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2013 PICES Annual Meeting on October 15, 2013:

June, 2012 Tully Mission: Significantly, 134Cs was detected in two samples [...] Sta. P26 showing that Fukushima Cs was present. [...]

Levels of 137Cs equal to 0.3 Bq/m3 measured at Sta. P26 in 2012 . . . → Read More: Gov’t Report: Fukushima ocean plume hit Canada 6 months ago — “Precedes model predictions by several years” — ‘Human health’ is first reason listed for study (MAP)

Investigation Chairman: “One Fukushima may destroy the whole country” — “Collapse of a whole country possible”

Presentation by Professor Koichi Kitazawa, chairman of the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident and former chairman of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, ISES 2013:

Slide 23

People’s desire of de-nuclearization if possible

Finite risk does remain. nuclear plant not “fail safe” A gigantic risk →collapse of a whole . . . → Read More: Investigation Chairman: “One Fukushima may destroy the whole country” — “Collapse of a whole country possible”

Gundersen: “The real apocalyptic thing would be an earthquake” at Fukushima — We’ve got to move quickly on Unit 3, it’s by far the worst structurally — Unit 4 a walk in the park comparatively (AUDIO)

Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen, KBOO, Nov. 9, 2013:

At 10:30 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds chief engineer: There’s an enormous amount of radioactivity in a very precarious place […] the building is weakened structurally and a significant earthquake […] could topple the building in which case we could be in an apocalyptic position . . . → Read More: Gundersen: “The real apocalyptic thing would be an earthquake” at Fukushima — We’ve got to move quickly on Unit 3, it’s by far the worst structurally — Unit 4 a walk in the park comparatively (AUDIO)

Nuclear Engineer: Fuel assembly damaged at Fukushima Unit 4 — It’s bent in shape of banana — Unknown if pellets poured into pool during removal — Tepco stopped English translations (AUDIO)

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer, Nutrimedical Report, Dec. 19, 2013 (at 28:15 in): 88 fuel assemblies removed, of them 22 are the new ones that have not been irradiated yet, 66 spent fuel ones — and today a damaged fuel assembly was discovered and pulled out. I sent you a . . . → Read More: Nuclear Engineer: Fuel assembly damaged at Fukushima Unit 4 — It’s bent in shape of banana — Unknown if pellets poured into pool during removal — Tepco stopped English translations (AUDIO)

Experts: Fukushima is “increasingly critical due to decay of buildings… reactor blocks are sinking… alarming cracks in foundation” — “It was built very poorly, Japan cannot deal with problem alone… it’s a big problem” (VIDEO)

City of Berkeley City Council Meeting, Dec. 17, 2013 (at 2:25:00 in): Good evening, as many of you know I spent 13 years in the nuclear engineering department at Cal.  So I’m very familiar with the construction […] The reactor was designed poorly and also the way it was built was very poor and . . . → Read More: Experts: Fukushima is “increasingly critical due to decay of buildings… reactor blocks are sinking… alarming cracks in foundation” — “It was built very poorly, Japan cannot deal with problem alone… it’s a big problem” (VIDEO)

TV: 70 Navy sailors in new Fukushima lawsuit — They rode right into plume, could be thousands more seriously exposed — 1 or 2 sick could be coincidence, but 50-60 people in their 20s off one ship? Variety of cancers, blindness, impotence (VIDEO)

FOX5 San Diego, Dec. 19, 2013:

Kathleen Bade, FOX5 San Diego: Sailor who served on the USS Ronald Reagan claim they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation [...]

Mike Seabourn, in charge of decontaminating aircraft: It hit me like a ton of bricks. I could be at about 60% power through the right . . . → Read More: TV: 70 Navy sailors in new Fukushima lawsuit — They rode right into plume, could be thousands more seriously exposed — 1 or 2 sick could be coincidence, but 50-60 people in their 20s off one ship? Variety of cancers, blindness, impotence (VIDEO)

Watch: Berkeley unanimously passes Fukushima resolution — Officials: “Very serious… I’m quite sobered by it”; “I’m glad we’re taking a stand”; State should get involved; Affects entire coast, we all need to get together and take action; “Work of activists… is paying off with public support” (VIDEO)

City of Berkeley City Council Meeting, Dec. 17, 2013:

Watch the meeting here (starts at 2:20:00 in)

See also: Berkeley official requests Health Dept. inform public of elevated risks from Fukushima contamination; Council to vote on plan next week — Fairfax Official: “No one’s monitoring radiation levels on West Coast… Gov’t is not doing its job” (VIDEO)

Sickened Navy crew members have lawsuit dismissed — TV: “Sailors say they have cancer”… of thyroid, gallbladder, testicles — Unremitting headaches, rectal bleeding, tumors, bodies deteriorating (VIDEO)

San Diego Union Tribune, Dec. 18, 2013:  A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that U.S. sailors were exposed to dangerous radiation [but] left the door open for a follow-on lawsuit [...] saying it was beyond her authority to determine whether the Japanese government had perpetrated a fraud [...] Sailors represented . . . → Read More: Sickened Navy crew members have lawsuit dismissed — TV: “Sailors say they have cancer”… of thyroid, gallbladder, testicles — Unremitting headaches, rectal bleeding, tumors, bodies deteriorating (VIDEO)

CBS promotes Fukushima-area seafood; Better if it’s allowed to contain more radioactive waste? — CBS email to US Gov’t: The best way for NRC to calm Americans’ nuclear anxiety is to be interviewed by ’60 Minutes’

CBS News, Dec. 19, 2013: [...] seafood samples will be checked for radiation — part of Japan’s fight to restore confidence in its food supply after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. [...] Under unusually conservative radiation safety limits enacted in the wake of the Fukushima accident in March 2011, a reading of more than 100 . . . → Read More: CBS promotes Fukushima-area seafood; Better if it’s allowed to contain more radioactive waste? — CBS email to US Gov’t: The best way for NRC to calm Americans’ nuclear anxiety is to be interviewed by ’60 Minutes’

IAEA ***NOT for distribution***: Molten core is suspected to have penetrated Fukushima containment vessel — Prime Minister on 3/11: We couldn’t be in Tokyo if melted fuel went through containment vessel (VIDEO)

Source: Enformable Published: Dec. 18, 2013

From: GREGORIC, Miroslav Sent: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:42 To: IEC3 – INCIDENT EMERGENCY CENTRE Subject: Core melt at Fukushima Unit 1 from to 12 March 2011 JST ***NOT for distribution*** Importance: High

[…] Total Core-melt of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 on 11 or 12 March 2011 […]

. . . → Read More: IAEA ***NOT for distribution***: Molten core is suspected to have penetrated Fukushima containment vessel — Prime Minister on 3/11: We couldn’t be in Tokyo if melted fuel went through containment vessel (VIDEO)

Tokyo Press Conference: Cancer is clearly increasing in Fukushima children, many experts starting to get concerned — Tepco has committed a crime; We’re going to the police tomorrow (VIDEO)

Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Dec. 17, 2013:

At 4:45 in

Ruiko Mutoh, Representative of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Plaintiffs: In the thyroid tests which were conducted on people under the age of 18 in 2011 and 2012, of 230,000 children who were tested, 59 have been found to have either thyroid cancer or potential . . . → Read More: Tokyo Press Conference: Cancer is clearly increasing in Fukushima children, many experts starting to get concerned — Tepco has committed a crime; We’re going to the police tomorrow (VIDEO)

AP: ‘Tritium rain’ to result from disposal of Fukushima contaminated water? Expert: You may be interested to know radioactive rainfall occurs around nuclear plants during normal operations (VIDEO)

Associated Press, Dec. 3, 2013: Experts on [the Japan government's contaminated water] panel also proposed establishing a special team to focus on how to deal with massive amounts of tritium, the only isotope that cannot be removed chemically by existing technology. [...] U.S. officials evaporated tritium water at the Three Mile Island plant following . . . → Read More: AP: ‘Tritium rain’ to result from disposal of Fukushima contaminated water? Expert: You may be interested to know radioactive rainfall occurs around nuclear plants during normal operations (VIDEO)

Official: Fukushima fuel melted “on unprecedented scale” — French Gov’t: Parts of the coriums have been dispersed — AP: It’s location and condition are unknown

NHK WORLD, Dec. 17, 2013: [...] The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning [established by Japan's government] [...] held a session in Tokyo on Tuesday [...] They are seeking technologies to examine the condition of the melted fuel [...] They are also looking for possible ways to remove fuel debris [...] The institute’s managing . . . → Read More: Official: Fukushima fuel melted “on unprecedented scale” — French Gov’t: Parts of the coriums have been dispersed — AP: It’s location and condition are unknown

(UPDATED) Radiation in Fukushima groundwater skyrockets 3,500+ times over weekend — Just 5 meters from Pacific Ocean — Nothing being done to stop it flowing into sea (PHOTO)

UPDATE: Measurement Error Causes High Radiation Reading: TEPCO

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Tepco, Dec. 17, 2013: As a result of the measurement, it was found that the gross-β density in the groundwater observation hole No.0-3-2 obtained at the east of the Units 1-4 Turbine Buildings on December 16 [was] 63,000Bq/L [...]

Jiji Press, Dec. 17, 2013: Highest . . . → Read More: (UPDATED) Radiation in Fukushima groundwater skyrockets 3,500+ times over weekend — Just 5 meters from Pacific Ocean — Nothing being done to stop it flowing into sea (PHOTO)

Hot particle found 400 kilometers from Fukushima with radioactivity over 40 billion Bq/kg — Large black puddles of fallout along roadsides might well be from inside failed fuel rods (VIDEOS)

Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds, Dec. 16, 2013 (at 3:30 in): Large puddles of black particles have been found on the side of the road, each individual grain is extraordinarily radioactive. This is fall-out, this is hot particles that have coalesced together on the side of the road. Recently a hot particle was . . . → Read More: Hot particle found 400 kilometers from Fukushima with radioactivity over 40 billion Bq/kg — Large black puddles of fallout along roadsides might well be from inside failed fuel rods (VIDEOS)

Gundersen: All of Japan is contaminated, gov’t covering up enormous exposures to public; Epidemic is just beginning — Evacuee: We are in fact dying in Fukushima; What happened to us will soon affect all Japanese people (VIDEOS)

Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds, Dec. 16, 2013: The Japanese parliament has just passed the state secrets law. It’s really an information ‘iron curtain’ that’s preventing people in Japan from learning just how bad the exposures were that they received after the accident at Fukushima. […] They’re trying to underestimate the amount of . . . → Read More: Gundersen: All of Japan is contaminated, gov’t covering up enormous exposures to public; Epidemic is just beginning — Evacuee: We are in fact dying in Fukushima; What happened to us will soon affect all Japanese people (VIDEOS)

Jiji: No solution seen for Fukushima’s radioactive water — Kyodo: Toxic ocean leakage to go on into 2020s — Experts: “High potential for marine life and human health effects through ingestion over generations”

Jiji Press, Dec. 16, 2013: No Solution in Sight for Fukushima N-Plant Tainted Water [...] No solution is in sight as [Tepco] struggles with ever-increasing amounts of radioactive water [...] The situation has improved little in the [past] six months [...] very high-level radioactive water has been detected under the ground [...] TEPCO detected . . . → Read More: Jiji: No solution seen for Fukushima’s radioactive water — Kyodo: Toxic ocean leakage to go on into 2020s — Experts: “High potential for marine life and human health effects through ingestion over generations”

Officials Worried: Radiation levels rise sharply in soil outside Fukushima — Cesium quadruples during past year

Kyodo News, Dec 16, 2013: Radioactive cesium levels in Miyagi forest soil up since 2011 [...] The government of Miyagi Prefecture [...] is worried about the impact on forestry and related industries if the trend persists, an official said. In a forest in the town of Marumori [60 km from Fukushima Daiichi], the average . . . → Read More: Officials Worried: Radiation levels rise sharply in soil outside Fukushima — Cesium quadruples during past year

Releasing Fukushima radioactive water into Pacific ‘inevitable’ — Reports: Japan very aware of danger posed by past releases; Contaminants are concentrated thousands of times in food chain; At end of chain are humans “who may suffer genetic damage, cancer, other health problems and even death”

Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 16, 2013: Release of water into sea inevitable after purification at Fukushima plant [...] The government has been in lockstep with TEPCO in a project to create as early as possible “frozen-soil underground water shields” [...] Given that the project has never been attempted anywhere else, the risk of the project . . . → Read More: Releasing Fukushima radioactive water into Pacific ‘inevitable’ — Reports: Japan very aware of danger posed by past releases; Contaminants are concentrated thousands of times in food chain; At end of chain are humans “who may suffer genetic damage, cancer, other health problems and even death”