Paper: “U.S. military is still keeping quiet about” it — Women and children ordered to evacuate base 300 kilometers from Fukushima when radiation alarms went off after 3/11

Published: January 27th, 2013 at 10:14 pm ET


(Subscription Only) Title: PROMETHEUS TRAP (1): U.S. frustrated with Japan’s initial response to Fukushima
Author: Hiroyoshi Itabashi and Hidefumi Nogami
Date: January 28, 2013

Between late on March 14, 2011, and early the next morning, a top secret diplomatic cable arrived at the Foreign Ministry. […]

“The United States has made various preparations to deal with the nuclear accident. The president is also very concerned,” the cable went on to say.

By invoking the White House, [Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff] impressed upon Japanese Embassy officials that not just the U.S. military but the entire U.S. government was worried about how the situation was developing. […]

At 7 a.m. [on March 15], a situation arose which the U.S. military is still keeping quiet about.

At Yokosuka Naval Base, which lies about 300 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, alarms went off indicating an increase in radiation levels. All women and children on the base were immediately ordered to evacuate. […]

U.S. government officials who were notified became very concerned because of the possibility that the Yokosuka Naval Base, considered of major strategic importance in East Asia, would become inoperable if the situation at the Fukushima plant worsened. […]

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Published: January 27th, 2013 at 10:14 pm ET


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33 comments to Paper: “U.S. military is still keeping quiet about” it — Women and children ordered to evacuate base 300 kilometers from Fukushima when radiation alarms went off after 3/11

  • kintaman kintaman

    If that is really the case then why are people back at Yokosuka base?

    • Sickputer

      Good question. I think it's because the military is either too stupid or too callous to recognize the threat from internal food and water contamination. They also fail to acknowledge the continued threat from nearly 700 days of uncontrolled emissions.

      They have those voluntary troops in a Catch-22 position…including their families. Don't ask…don't tell.

    • patb2009

      at the time, the principal output was Xe-135, I-131, KR-85, O-14

      now we are getting Cs and UR and Pu but in much lower doses.

      it's still unsafe but what came out for the first week or two was just heinous

      • I beg to differ… with the shared pool going up in 4 different fires.. the core of #4, it's casks and the 40 PU doing the 'Blob-Show" it's been bad in waves… like water on the beach… and the fires in #4 were in fact far worse than the #3 super critical event… when speaking of emissions.

        It's all a matter of economic and presidential pressure being applied.

  • Sickputer

    There were many service spouses and children who got early warning to flee not just that naval base, but virtually all of the bases within 150 miles of Fukushima.

    The 50 mile radius "official" US warning was just a smokescreen to insure millions of Japanese in central Japan didn't flee. A 150 mile warning would have encircled Tokyo.

    No need to panic military folks… just quietly proceed to the nearest US air force base for a lift out of Japan.

  • razzz razzz

    This is the largest strategic Western Pacific port available where our nuke aircraft carriers can port and be resupplied and repaired.

    How bad the fallout contamination was, they are still not saying but enough to initially evacuate non-essential personal (4500 families).

    What did they do with contaminated items like warehoused foodstuffs and anything that got dusted? Was evacuating just a precaution or were they amid dangerous readings or fearing the worst yet to come?

    A little later they sent the USS Washington out to sea with a skeleton crew to avoid the Fukushima fallout.

  • Jebus Jebus

    It was all reported before the hammer dropped on the censorship of the news…

    Radiation Fears Spark Japan Exodus

    Panicked passengers hoping to flee Japan waited for hours at the country's largest international airport today as concerns about radioactive fallout heightened.

    The international and domestic terminals at Narita International Airport were crammed with passengers leaving the capital after a small spike in radiation levels were detected in Tokyo following a reactor fire that has raged for two days at a troubled nuclear plant 150 miles north of the city.

  • Jebus Jebus

    And the ones who know are still getting the hell out of dodge…

    Japan Manufacturing Exodus ‘Large’ Cause for Trade Concern
    By Cheng Herng Shinn on January 25, 2012

    Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — An exodus of manufacturing jobs from Japan may prolong trade-balance concerns after the nation reported its first annual trade deficit in 31 years.

    Panasonic Corp., Japan’s largest appliance maker, is moving the headquarters of its $57 billion procurement operation to Singapore in the year starting April 1. Honda Motor Co., the nation’s third-largest carmaker, said this month it will build its new NSX “supercar” in Ohio as the company shifts more output to North America.

    • they lost airports that would have done the most good… most accessible to those who needed to flee!… to the wave.

      Think about it… most every coastal city even here in the US slaps-down it's airport beside the ocean.. or, a major river!

      Is this a mental-BLOCKAGE-issue? Can you say FLOOD! How many folks here would be in the same boat?… that is, IN NEED OF A BOAT! to get any-wheres after a tidal wave.. or major flooding?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Evacuate Tokyo and All US Forces From Japan

    Some of us…have been well aware of the situation..of the US troops in Japan.

  • Beta monitoring
    I finally figured out how to use the EPA site to generate Beta charts.

    First one I looked at, WOW, Spokane WA really got dosed this week, I wonder if anyone told them?

    Anything over 100 CPM is a big concern.

    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      feeling it.. all of our eyes are very soupy this morning.. lots of draining from everybody, even the dog.. sore throat.. Spokane is always high.. but I think this snow is really hot.. 🙁

      • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

        oh, and no.. no announcement or anything.. nobody has "told" us anything, and nor will they.

        • Dogleg Dogleg

          Do you have a detector Cat?

          • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

            No Dog, no counter.. I really need to get one.

            I recall something aigeezer wrote to someone about getting one.. I remember thinking I was hoping someone would get me one for Christmas.. and then I remember thinking through that someone did.. and boy did i cry..

            I am already certain that we have so much radiation around.. the thought of knowing for sure to what extent broke me.. I have come out the other side though.. and I am starting to research best models.. the easiest to figure out and read, and the one that gives the most information for the littlest amount of money..

            Time I joined the rad network, it is my goal for this year.. any suggestions on the right counter would be really appreciated.. and especially hints on what to stay away from would be good too..

            feels like I am about to get a bloody nose.. would be the first in a decade or so..

            • Dogleg Dogleg

              Know those feelings well Cat. I noticed a fairly new Radnet station in Spokane area and thought it might be you, guess not. Dont have a counter myself, but will have the money for one in a couple of weeks. The inspector seems to be very popular. Advertised on this site quite often. I believe they are just over $500. I also am looking forward to joining Radnet, so when you see that circle over Boise in a couple of weeks, it's probably me. I also have saved some vacume bags and air filters I cant wait to get some readings on them.

              • aigeezer aigeezer

                Cat and Dog (hehe) – I hope to see both your new stations soon on the radiation network, whatever counters you decide to get. I would feel uncomfortable recommending one model over another as I've only owned one unit. In chat on the radiation network there are quite a few people who are old hands at this stuff and who share their knowledge generously. Maybe some of them will see your posts and offer detailed advice about features. One such person is Tom (anti-proton) and his site has lots of information about his gear and how he uses it.


                The radiation network site lists models that are compatible with its "Geiger Graph" software, so that might be useful in narrowing your choices if you plan to have an online station.


                Remember, the "radiation network" is private, anyone can join, and "Radnet" is a different (government operated) entity.

                Good luck with your plans.

                • Dogleg Dogleg

                  Made me lol[cat and dog]. Thanks for the info. What do you use?

                  • aigeezer aigeezer

                    Thanks, Dogleg. Mine is a Mazur PRM-8000. The 9000 wasn't yet out when I bought. I've got no complaints, but I've got feature-envy re some of the newer units. They just keep getting better, like all electronics.

  • Its time we kill nuke, here is EPA proof on how it has been killing us, before nuke cancer rates were 10% to 15%, now they are 50% to 66%, sure there are other reasons too, like pesticides and chemicals in the workplace, but hey STOP KILLLING US!

    Kill nuke would ya take some time to call and email and let your elected officials know that they won't have a job unless they get on board with strategically and smartly phasing out nuke. Closing the worst of the plants there are 32 in USA just like Fukushima but with a few more after thought band aids on.

    • andagi andagi

      Dear Stock,
      Sorry to be so glum, but 'the industry' is perfectly poised now for cancer diagnosis/treatment …perhaps there will be changes …as they continue to profit from increasing personal costs for healthcare + increasing cancer. Quite savvy. Still no EKG's for Japanese children. GRRRR!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The US military is keeping ..many, many things secret…

    Japan Diplomat: Ground underneath Fukushima Unit 4 is sinking — More than 30 inches in some areas — Now in danger of collapse (VIDEO)

    Nothing to see here..move along.


    military secrets? Withdrawing families of personnel, while keeping the indigenous population in the dark? Such policy is not unusual.

    The United States military machine is simply an extension of the globalist agenda. While they care nothing for the military personnel or their families, they must use care in not alienating those that are used to forcefully impose that agenda on occupied nations.

    Going back as far as Vietnam and we see the wholesale contamination of military personnel with the Agent Orange defoliant. Moving to more recent times, we see the widespread use of Depleted Uranium munitions within the Middle East. Add experimental vaccines to the mix and you'll quickly realize, the globalist care nothing for those who serve them…

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    TEPCO will discharge 33-50 x legal limit of tritium contamination into the Pacific Ocean..
    "It is estimated that the water contains 2,000 ~ 3,000 Bq/ml of tritium even after purification, which is 33 ~ 50 times much as the legal limit to discharge."
    Japan is now at the limit of their holding tanks at Fuku, and so will now begin to discharge highly radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean. Still just dinking around, aren't you, TEPCO? Better get after it, before it gets after you. Stop comtaminating the Pacific Ocean and the entire Earth!

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      How many ml in a gallon of water?

      What other stuff is in that water?

      We doubt that Tritium is the ONLY radioactive stuff in this water that they plan to 'discharge'.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Arnie already said there is uranium and plutonium in it:

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        3785.408mL= 1 Gallon

        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          Means: A ml isn't very much water.
          Means 2,000 Bq/ml is a LOT OF RADIATION!

          • guezilla

            Neither Bq/ml or Bq/gallon are standard measuring units. I wish people (TEPCO?) stopped playing the unit games. One milliliter, as the name implies, is one thousandth of a liter, just as one millimeter is one thousandth of a meter. One liter of a water is 10cm x 10cm (tenth of a meter) and weights a kilogram.

            So in the common units for consumables, this would be 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 Bq/kg of tritium alone. Contrast this to Japan's 100Bq/kg consumables limit. It will have to be diluted to 1/30,000 to be considered "safe". Luckily the Pacific is big, but still as said, this is huge amount of radioactivity, and the biological lethality of tritium is 2 to 3 times that of caesium: for same dose.

            The usual measurement for liquid/fallout is Bq/m^3, where as previously noted one liter cube is 1/10th of a meter per side so there are 1000 liters in a cubic meter that weights a metric ton (if you didn't otherwise know). So this gives 2,000,000,000 to 3,000,000,000 Bq/m^3 or in scientific notation from 2*10^9 to 3*10^9 Bq/m^3 (that's giga) of tritium in standard units.

            But to put this into TEPCO/Fukushima perspective, IRSN:s estimate for Dai'ichi sea-leakage is one of the highest, at around 27 Peta-Bq during the first five months. A Peta-Bq is 1,000,000,000,000,000 or 10^15 Bq. So they could discharge 27 million tons of such contaminated water into pacific and still stay under the release from original accident.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    The Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science; via A Green Road

    The Psychopathy Of Corporations; "I Am Fishhead"; via A Green Road