Tokyo Professor: Surges in airborne radioactive releases have gone on for years at Fukushima — Exceeded 25,000 times normal level — Radiation alarms sound for hours at plant — ‘Extensive’ areas being impacted (VIDEO)

Published: July 31st, 2014 at 6:42 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
177 comments


Asahi Shimbun, July 31, 2014: University of Tokyo’s [...] team noted a surge in concentration of airborne radioactive cesium [...] in neighboring Miyagi Prefecture. The researchers said the findings show that radioactive materials were repeatedly released into the environment and reached extensive areas [...] the team placed a device to collect airborne dust at the town office of Marumori, 59 kilometers north-northwest of the stricken Fukushima plant [...] between December 2011 and December 2013 [...] there were eight cases in which the amount of radioactive cesium in the samples were at least 10 times higher than normal levels [...] reaching 50 to 100 times higher than normal levels. [...] A worker at the Fukushima plant said that TEPCO has not discussed any drastic measures, such as covering the reactor [...] “It will likely resume debris cleanup when criticism calms down,” the worker said.

NHK, Jul. 23, 2014: [M]ore than one trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released [...] with an estimate that the removal work discharged 280 billion becquerels per hour of radioactive substances, or a total of 1.1 trillion becquerels. The plant is believed to be still releasing an average of 10 million becquerels per hour [...]

Asahi Shimbun, July 24, 2014: More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released into the environment during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant [...] over a period of four hours. [...] The estimates were made by monitoring results in downwind areas and also took into account that alarms for highly contaminated dust concentrations sounded for four hours. The precise amount of radioactive substances that leaked out of the plant site remains unclear [...]

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2013:

  • The complexity of this disaster [includes] long-duration continuous release of radiation at an unknown rate
  • An accurate estimate [...] is necessary for scientists and government officials to make informed decisions that impact the estimation of long-term doses and the safety of people
  • Estimates include a large degree of uncertainty [about] environmental impacts, which significantly hamper the Japanese government’s ability to estimate doses and preserve the public’s safety
  • Information needs of the first responders and local and national decision makers span a broad time range extending from hours to months, even years, from the initiation of the incident
  • This incident highlights many of the challenges that must be overcome for decisions to be made in an event that has significant temporal variation [and] occurs over a long time frame
  • Scientific and engineering communities [...] are attempting to better understand the implications of this disaster [and] the constant evolution of the incident
  • Not only is the radiation release event constantly evolving, but so too are the weather conditions impacting the dispersion and fallout of radiation
  • Throughout an event of this type, the background radiation is also continually evolving as the various radioactive materials both decay and interact with the environment

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

Published: July 31st, 2014 at 6:42 pm ET
By
Email Article Email Article
177 comments

Related Posts

  1. U.S. Navy Officer: Radiation levels routinely exceeded 300 times normal for over a month far away from Fukushima, “yet I was given only gloves!” — My son was throwing up 30 to 40 times some days — “This basically ruined my life” (VIDEO) March 8, 2014
  2. TV: It’s a “record-high” leak at Fukushima, extraordinarily radioactive — Almost 8,000,000 times limit — Even more toxic since it was from early in disaster — Alarm went off 9 hours before, but disregarded — Now checking for other leaks — “News came as a shock” (VIDEO) February 20, 2014
  3. Japan Times: Fukushima plant plagued by problems as radioactive material bleeds into Pacific — Radiation level in groundwater now 25,000 times higher than when year began September 20, 2014
  4. Gov’t: Radiation level 60 km from Fukushima plant is as high as the most contaminated areas in Chernobyl — “Fukushima far exceeded any crisis previously encountered” — “A risk of destruction of the society” — Expert: “It’s unprecedented in scale and duration” (VIDEOS) August 18, 2014
  5. Officials: Radioactive material released into air from Fukushima plant, areas far away being contaminated — Gov’t tracking plumes using emergency prediction system — “Large amount” of radioactive substances will soon be released (PHOTOS & VIDEO) July 14, 2014

177 comments to Tokyo Professor: Surges in airborne radioactive releases have gone on for years at Fukushima — Exceeded 25,000 times normal level — Radiation alarms sound for hours at plant — ‘Extensive’ areas being impacted (VIDEO)

  • rogerthat

    “It will likely resume debris cleanup when criticism calms down,” the worker said.

    - Oops. Should we stop criticising for a while so they can resume work? By the way, is all this guff about spikes in radiation ''as a result of debris removal work'' a cover-up for spikes in radiation as a result of recriticalities as those missing melted coriums keep pop-popping away?


    Report comment

  • Daisy207

    Start testing soil, water and air monthly on the west coast of the US and release the data so people and governments can decide whether to stay or not. Don't limit test points to just the coast – go inland as well, perhaps as far as the mid west and the east coast too. The have had three years to establish a good data base – especially for water supplies – and have not done it. Tritium travels with the clouds – people with water supplies coming especially from reservoirs need to know if there is tritium in the water. Water is used everywhere to prepare food. I can't for one minute believe that testing has not been done – the results must be really bad or they would be publishing it everywhere.


    Report comment

    • ah, but, the data has been getting collected – they just don't release the results… helicopters with rad test equipment over Seattle, Boston, San Francisco + (they say it was to determine normal background levels… post 311 that isn't possible).


      Report comment

      • We Not They Finally

        Yes, Obvious, that is "obvious" — that they are collecting the data but NOT releasing it by design. And if the ongoing findings were not ghastly, then why would the EPA be on the verge of yet again raising so-called "allowable" limits of radiation to new, even more lethal levels?

        Apparently, just in the last few days there were really freak thunderstorms over Venice, California at the beach, which may have even killed people with the lightning — apparently totally unprecedented. But Yoichi Shimatsu said that the cloud formations mimicked clouds over Fukushima that are only seen in radioactive conditions. I did not grasp exactly what he said, but he's a reliable source and it's probably worth pursuing. Apparently, geiger counters were also used and the readings were bad. He took it all as a VERY bad sign for the West Coast.

        But I guess that the real SHTF point for people will be when real estate values plummet because people realize that their beaches and the marine life are not "coming back." Neither, perhaps, is the usual rainfall, a factor which might cause evacuations as agriculture collapses. I also personally believe that the extended drought may be geo-engineered — possibly as a cover so that no one is focusing on accounting for the radiation levels. But wherever this is all leading — not good.


        Report comment

  • nuclear reactors and fuel ponds in critical state since 311

    media, industry and gov around world have withheld information and data this whole time

    so, as these reports hinting at the reality pop up now and then, we are supposed to be shocked… their way of easing everyone into the new world order, where, when people finally "get it" – it will be too late, hot particles already lodged in lungs and organs.

    it's criminal, to say the least.


    Report comment

  • Sickputer

    And now the other shoe drops…massive out of control emissions by water has been well-known for at least 11 months and this report confirms that the air releases have been relentless.

    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is an Atomic Doomsday Machine with no off switch.

    Japanese life forms will be ravaged with sickness and early death for eternity.

    The rest of the world will experience collateral damage.

    But for Japan…Sayonara!

    Anyone visiting central Japan is risking their life. The US has 91 separate manned facilities in Japan. Who is watching out for the American soldiers?

    Answer…not a single politician gives a damn. The US soldiers are the Expendables.


    Report comment

    • political response in US re Fukushima is very much like the political response re Israel's war crimes….


      Report comment

      • We Not They Finally

        America could even seem to respond to AMERICAN war crimes, come to think of it. We don't need to single out Israel, who has faced more "damned if you do, damned if you don't" dilemmas than many other countries put together. Handled rightly or wrongly, there are key issues of survival; and the Palestinians themselves are continually co-opted by outsiders using them as pawns, hostages, suicide bombers, and the like.

        Americans, in their relative geographic isolation, in a big country hogging the hemisphere, probably haven't a clue! Wow, how easy to judge.

        Honestly, by now the whole world is run by power structures that are corrupt here, there, everywhere. Our own back yard gives us more than enough space to see what is happening.


        Report comment

        • itsanuclearwar

          Ever here of AIPAC? America is Israel's lap dog. When they say jump, both Bush and Obumer say "HOW HIGH?" We bankroll and provide weapons to Israel. Here are some numbers from Veterans Today website"

          "While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.

          It’s hard to calculate the exact amount of foreign aid America gives Israel every year because the Israeli lobby in America secretly campaigns to give the tiny desert nation as much under-the-table aid as they can secure. In 1992, AIPAC President David Steiner was caught on tape bragging about his organization’s incredible power in America. Steiner first admitted to manipulating the US Secretary of State into giving Israel more foreign aid. Steiner said he, ”met with [Secretary of State] Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they’re looking for the Jewish votes, and I’ll tell him whatever he wants to hear …"

          continued


          Report comment

          • itsanuclearwar

            continued

            "Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don’t even know about.”

            According to the General Accounting Office (GAO), Israel operates the largest spying operation on America of any of our allies, and they use some of their intelligence gathering to steal American business secrets, which costs the US jobs and money. The two largest and most powerful Israeli lobbies in America, AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League, have both been caught red-handed spying for Israel (see the 2005 AIPAC Scandal and 1993 ADL Spying scandal). Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the FBI rounded up more than a hundred Israeli spies who were caught infiltrating dozens of federal agencies. It was one of the largest spy rings in American history."

            http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/17/how-much-does-israel-cost-the-average-american/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-much-does-israel-cost-the-average-american


            Report comment

            • itsanuclearwar

              But there is more.

              "U.S. Military Aid and the Israel/Palestine Conflict

              The U.S. provides Israel $8.5 million* in military aid each day,
              while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid."

              “Since the October War in 1973, Washington has provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War ll. Total direct U.S. aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion in 2003 dollars. Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America's entire foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.”

              - John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
              "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"\

              According to this report, the Obama Administration gave $3.1 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014. In addition, the U.S contributed $504 million to the joint U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Program during FY 2014. If we include that number, American taxpayers give Israel $9.9 million per day.

              continued


              Report comment

              • itsanuclearwar

                continued

                Over the last 20 years, the U.S. has been slowly phasing out economic aid to Israel and gradually replacing it with increased military aid. In 2007, the Bush Administration and the Israeli government agreed to a 10-year, $30 billion military aid package FY 2009 to FY 2018. In 2012, the U.S. began giving Israel $3.1 billion a year (or an average of $8.5 million a day) and promised to provide that amount every year through FY 2018.

                Israel is by far the largest recipient of U.S. foreign military aid (see how other nations compare). According to the CRS report, the President’s request for Israel for FY 2015 will encompass approximately 55% of total U.S. foreign military financing worldwide. According to the CRS report, "[a]nnual FMF grants to Israel represent 23% to 25% of the overall Israeli defense budget."

                Contrary to ordinary U.S. policy, Israel has been and continues to be allowed to use approximately 25% of this military aid to purchase equipment from Israeli manufacturers. According to CRS, “no other recipient of U.S. military assistance has been granted this benefit.” Thanks in part to this indirect U.S. subsidy, Israel’s arms industry has become one of the strongest in the world. “Between 2001 and 2008, it was the 7th largest arms supplier to the world with sales worth a total of 9.9 billion.”

                http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stat/usaid.html

                America's unconditional support of Israel is more evidence of America as the true terrorists.


                Report comment

                • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                  Israel is just America's version of a freakish little warlike buffer state that makes our adversaries hate it more than us. Just like North Korea is to China, or Iran is to Russia. They all get paid in treasure and weapons to piss everyone off on queue whenever things heat up between the majors. It blows off some steam, keeps WWIII from breaking out between the major powers,

                  and Israel keeps the Arabs distracted from the fact that they are sitting on the greatest energy resource that mankind has ever known and it's being used up in just a couple generations while their own corrupt leaders let consumer nations pump it for a fraction of its value. Instead of getting together to oust their corrupt rulers and price oil with their own discovery methods, they're tricked into hating Israel more than the US and running around like a bunch of twelfth century cockroaches trying to cut each other's heads off.

                  Buffer states are old hat for empires: Usually they were created when a defeated King was allowed to keep his throne (and his head) by swearing allegiance to the empire, and retaining only a tiny sliver of his former kingdom, always along a nasty border, between the Empire and the barbarians beyond. The empire kept the buffer state funded and alive. The defeated King for his part created a warlike, martial culture, and acted as a "buffer" between the empire and the surrounding nations and tribes. In turn, those nations and tribes were "tricked" into hating…


                  Report comment

                  • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                    In turn, those nations and tribes were "tricked" into hating the buffer state more than the empire.

                    Blood, once spilled, never goes away in the collective memories of the descendants of the peoples involved. Even centuries later, those descendants, at the drop of a hat, will put down their gas pumps and pick up a rifle to fight each other.

                    Empires that want to last a long time do well to use buffer states both to divert that hatred from accumulating against them, and keep it from creating allegiances against them. That's what buffer states like Israel get paid to do. . . on queue.


                    Report comment

                    • Alaskan Ice Alaskan Ice

                      The money and weapons are to keep it going and the protests are to stop it short so that it goes on forever. . . The Arab rulers and western consumer nations want that distraction to go on forever.

                      Like how the Iranians will forever be on the verge of building nuclear bombs. Supposedly they've been six months from building nuclear bombs ever since I was a kid. Either there's some serious bullshit going on or they have a lot of bombs by now. . . .


                      Report comment

                    • We Not They Finally

                      Alaskan Ice, your perspective is REALLY interesting. Who's using who; and on the other hand, who's using the user or keeping the user from being used. It's a perpetual turmoil machine. Would like to see how it could be STOPPED.

                      Incidentally, we could mount serious hatreds against Great Britain, for example. Look how the U.S. protected BP during the Gulf oil disaster. Look at how Steven Chu, whose research takes a lot of BP money, became Secretary of Energy and did NOTHING about that disaster, and the same for Obama.

                      But aren't Americans and Brits traditional allies? Sure, AIPAC is loud and noisy; and a bulk of American Jews would not even support it! But maybe that's just a difference in style. Or maybe we could say, let's side with the Arabs but that has steep down sides. Meanwhile, the Palestinians just seem to be the people that everyone uses in a propaganda war.

                      I don't have the answers, and I sure don't want to see people oppressed. I just wonder sometimes if people are asking the right questions.


                      Report comment

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    the difference Alaskan ice is that the people from your little buffer state own the media, make or destroys careers at will, populate the cabinet, control the money and created a psyop so successful you cant say ANYTHING bad about them EVER.*

                    *some of my best friends are jewish, and I regularly get money donated to jewish causes in my name, and I defer to their superior medical, financial and entertainment acumen, and confer they are the chosen ones of God almighty


                    Report comment

          • VanneV VanneV

            “U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians
            “Since the establishment of limited Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the mid-1990s, the U.S. government has committed approximately $5 billion in bilateral assistance to the Palestinians, who are among the world’s largest per capita recipients of international foreign aid. Successive Administrations have requested aid for the Palestinians in apparent support of at
            least three major U.S. policy priorities of interest to Congress…”

            http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22967.pdf


            Report comment

            • VanneV VanneV

              Most Christians don't take sides in this conflict. By some, it is seen as prophecy of the end of the world. As are earthquakes and famine.


              Report comment

            • itsanuclearwar

              Are you implying that US AID to Palestine is even remotely as fair to that of Israel? The aid to the Palestinians is loaded with unfair conditions. There are no conditions on the aid to Israel. In fact Israel uses the aid to commit war crimes on Palestine and with the support of the US. The Palestinians live in poverty, the Israelis live like kings, compared to the Palestinians, on land that was taken away from the Palestinians.

              I'm sure you already know this. Your tract record of unconditional support of Israel speaks for itself. Do you expect people (people of right mind) to take anything you say serious and or truthful. The tide is turning around the world regarding the inhuman brutality that Israel subjects the Palestinians to and more people are going against Israel and those that make it possible like the US Government war lords. Could it be that your true intent for posting on this site is to support Israel and that agenda?


              Report comment

          • We Not They Finally

            itsanuclearwar, didn't mean to spearhead an even bigger diatribe. This is honestly OT, don't you think? I wish there were some GOOD players in the Middle East. Hard to come by.


            Report comment

            • 52Rockwell

              Yes I have to agree . It is off Topic.
              The off topic Thread has been unavailable for a few days. I wonder if this might be Admins way of saying we need to stay more on topic. As long as we are on Nukes we are all pretty much in agreement.
              Alot of S_-t in the Off Topic starts trouble. I can see that when we get on other poltical topics we are probable as sharply divided as the rest of the country .
              Maybe Off Topic going away for awhile is a GOOD thing. I Agree to stay on topic In any thread other than Off Topic..
              Just my 2 cents.


              Report comment

        • Angela_R

          See Part 2 from Amy Goodman's discussion with Henry Siegman, on 31st July, 2014

          U.S. Jewish Leader Henry Siegman to Israel: Stop Killing Palestinians and End the Occupation
          http://www.democracynow.org


          Report comment

    • nedlifromvermont

      Thanks Be To GE …… for forgetting to install an "off" switch …

      Blessed Be …


      Report comment

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Yes, this is the first report confirming what I had suspected, that the air releases have also been continuous since 311. 10 million becquerels per hour. They are out of their tiny little minds.


      Report comment

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well..gee ..venting..
    It's never melted down before.


    Report comment

    • "Venting, venting what? perfume? Why would alarms go off for perfume releases?

      Isn't that what Fukushima does? Make perfume?

      Gee, maybe we can get some free samples..

      Martha, call up Fukushima and see if you can get some of those free perfume samples, quick!"

      Mr. and Mrs Knownothing


      Report comment

  • Sickputer

    Another link to the full 4 page meteorological paper:

    Page 4 extract:

    "the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed not only the critical infrastructure required to operate the nuclear power plant but also the observation network and general power and communications infrastructure that are necessary to monitor the radiation releases and environmental conditions during the reactor meltdown. This resulted in a lack of useful observations and corresponding knowledge gap during the initial days of the incident when critical crisis mitigation and emergency response decisions were being made."

    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00090.1

    SP: At least the weather people are interested in the truth. Unfortunately truth in government does not exist.


    Report comment

  • Jebus Jebus

    Yep, venting, releasing, leaching, contaminating, everything, everywhere…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Q7b-vHY3Q


    Report comment

  • Winterborn

    "[Tepco] presented the Nuclear Regulation Authority with an estimate that the removal work discharged 280 billion becquerels per hour of radioactive substances, or a total of 1.1 trillion becquerels."
    So am I to understand that 'the removal work' took less than 4 hours or am I missing something in Tepco's math?
    1,100,000,000,000 divided by 280,000,000,000 equals 3.9285 hours.


    Report comment

  • Shaker1

    The mass glows,
    construction of energy with shining brow
    and wisdom weaned of the legacy of process.
    Growing every larger,
    the power without and the power within
    spawn melting accretions,
    whorl and mix like angry wasps
    probing, stinging,
    anxious to deny an unwary intruder entry
    to the old, little-visited shed out back.

    The crowning projects of fame,
    rusting and crumbling behind that closed door,
    is written of in journals,
    peer-reviewed pronouncements of a vision
    and its realization in the shed.
    Apprehension is put aside with personal recognition,
    university tenure, and a seat between
    fawning corporate magnates.
    The attempt to revisit seems simply
    a path to stinging infamy.
    The door remains closed.

    What would evolution be
    if each step was simply mitigation of error?
    Eventually, accretion will overcome,
    error magnified to extinction.
    While the wasps may be sprayed,
    (simply more poisons),
    the shed must be torn down,
    and the error somehow buried
    in the depths of consciousness,
    not the depths of ignorance.


    Report comment

    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      Scrumptious.

      Time to take down that rusting, old shed…before the Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) presses too many more of its tender feet-pads against the crumbling iron.

      To decommission the shed is imperitive…but how to do it without crushing the growth around it, or dropping flakes of metal into the soil? Even the most careful and delicate of people will find the task nearly impossible to complete without some kind of spillage of the materials being worked on…


      Report comment

      • Shaker1

        I haven't an answer, Moonlight. I only know that nuclear technology's answer seems to be time, its vagaries, and building new sheds to store the junk they like to accumulate. We seem to be entering the cycle that nuclearcrats always dreamed of, giving homes to the wasps, allowing them to proliferate profusely enough that they enter our homes and threaten our comfort. Just where is the mind in that? I don't know that, either.


        Report comment

  • Jebus Jebus

    Speak up.

    It's your right when things are wrong.

    Things are wrong.

    Speak up…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLrLOqrhUyY


    Report comment

  • The Asahi Shimbun article linked by Enenews has some interesting disclosures about radiation events at Fukushima Daiichi. The researchers cited in the article publicly blame the spikes in cesium levels they detected in two years of monitoring on construction work at the site.

    There is no doubt that construction work at Fukushima Daiichi can produce and disseminate radioactive dust.

    However, two of the periods mentioned as having high cesium levels roughly coincide with notable events at Daiichi viewed on the TEPCO and TBS webcams, especially the August 2013“fire-looking” phenomenon behind units 3 and 4.

    The Dropbox link includes excerpts from The Asahi Shimbun article and webcam images from the relevant time periods. I also include a chart of Iodine-131 from sewage sludge in the vicinity of Daiichi.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/90kb72fyr8vxfuj/Radioactive%20dust%20and%20Radiation%20Spike%20Blog%20Post%20July%2031%202014.pdf


    Report comment

  • jackassrig

    "An accurate estimate [...] is necessary for scientists and government…" and then "Estimates include a large degree of uncertainty…" How are we know anything with a high degree of uncertainty. I bet they can't estimate the uncertainty.


    Report comment

  • Youtube was full of reports early on of Feds in hazmat suits running tests with rad detection almost immediately after FD1 R3 detonated. People were using phones to video them. The people testing would typically instruct people to go home, that being near them with cell phone radiation could effect their instrument readings. We never were given any results. We were told by TPTB that they would get back to us, and of course never did. They proudly, & loudly proclaimed cold shutdown soon after. Well folks it is cold shutdown, but the joke is on us, as we begin to experience a cold dark shutdown of the vital to life K & D line Sunlight!

    Every new day were told some BS we just have to stick our nose into somewhere, in some other country takes precedence over what the USA is doing to shape a future, yet one will not happen if the real problem is not addressed. This will not go away. It will not be a bright sunny day much longer. The propaganda lie will become obvious to all soon enough; entirely on it's own.

    There have been 3 major Methane hydrate disruptions and subsequent high pressure out bursts in Siberia just this nuclear Summer, so all bets are off as to how much Oxygen regeneration will be happening soon.

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/library/Cesium%20Sky/ELEmentSky


    Report comment

  • If you want to see some of the lies they are telling at Forbes, here is an excerpt, get your barf bag ready…..

    James Conca, Contributor2 days ago

    Internal? There’s no internal doses. From what? produce and food is continuously monitored. What level of doses are they getting? What’s the source? All monitoring shows no one is getting anything above background.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/07/29/japans-nuclear-roadmap-to-economic-destruction/?utm_source=alertscalledoutcomment&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140731


    Report comment

    • We Not They Finally

      The criminality of that man. Conca. He may also be clinically insane in his defenses of WIPP, but I'd still go for "criminal." Some countries apparently have legal verdicts where being insane does not exculpate you from being criminal. The verdict still reads "Guilty."


      Report comment

      • HoTaters

        WNTF, I'd go for criminal AND insane.

        These nut jobs seem to think they can just make stuff up and Poof! it's the truth. All the facts just vanish.

        "There's no internal doses." Because I said so, and I'm James Conca.

        Sociopath alert ….

        http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sociopath

        " so·ci·o·path [soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-] Show IPA
        noun Psychiatry.
        a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. "


        Report comment

    • jec jec

      Cute Conca..have him go to China town in NYC..and touch the raw fish from Asia. You get a terrible nasty rash..30 people sick so far. Health dept says wear gloves to handle the fish, its a 'rare bacteria'..but what if one eats sushi?? Hum? The rashes look like large (size of a wrist bone) RED lesions, Health Dept says go to doctor as infection can be into bones. Now..fish from Asia in NYC..one has to wonder.


      Report comment

    • Sickputer

      Conca's little lapdog CHP1 (is that you Judith? Or maybe Hot Rod?…no the comments are way over the venerable submariners head) invokes a Bisconti survey that says 86% of Americans near nuclear plants favor them. This is the Comments section of Jimmy's new Forbes propaganda piece.

      Bisconti findings:

      http://www.nei.org/CorporateSite/media/filefolder/Backgrounders/Reports-Studies/MEMO-Plant-Neighbors-070113.pdf

      SP: The methodology of Ann Bisconti's survey company deserves a look as well as her resume.

      First, Ms Bisconti is not exactly a neutral party for nuclear surveys:

      "Before establishing Bisconti Research in 1996, Dr. Bisconti was Vice President of Research and Program Evaluation for Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), where she initiated and ran a massive 13-year program of public opinion and communications research on nuclear energy."

      "Dr. Bisconti is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. She was elected for two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society. "

      https://www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu/node/370

      SP: As for the "impartial" phone survey…they called landlines and cellphones. No breakdown on how many of each, but I would venture a guess that a majority were to landlines.

      Who are these landline residents in 2014 and how many people did they survey at 61 plant sites?

      To be continued…


      Report comment

      • Sickputer

        "Residents who live near America’s nuclear power plants strongly support nuclear energy and the nearby plant…The survey, conducted June 3-24, 2013, was designed to take the pulse of plant neighbors nationally. Attitudes may be less favorable than the national average in some locations and more favorable in others.
        A total of 1,098 persons age 18 and older were interviewed by landline and cell phone. The survey excluded persons who work at nuclear power plants. Bisconti Research, Inc. conducted the survey with Quest Research Group. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) sponsored the survey."

        SP: Surveyed 1,098 people? Near 61 nuclear complexes? Not quite up to good survey standards.

        Landline owners are now elderly people and a small percentage of overall phone ownership in America:

        "More than two in five American adults live in households without a landline telephone, the most recent measure of society's movement toward mobile phones—a phenomenon that continues to roil political professionals, particularly pollsters, who rely on phone interviews to determine the views of the broader population.

        "A shrinking majority of adults, 52.8 percent, have both a landline and wireless phone, while only 6.9 percent live in a household with just a landline phone and no mobile phone."

        http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline-on-call/americans-continue-to-drop-their-landline-phones-20131218

        SP: You can't fool everyone with your polling tricks


        Report comment

  • Jebus Jebus

    Strontium. Is that a seperate dose? How do I measure that?

    No. I don't know the length of my bones!

    Kurion Sends Mobile Water Treatment System to Fukushima

    (With Photos) :)

    http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2014/07/30/kurion-sends-mobile-water-treatment-system-to-fukushima-_2800_with-photos_2900_-073002.aspx#.U9r4InZOliI

    I don't know much about it, but it seems like they should be making a killing on this. They should be sending in a hundred of them, with pictures…

    Strontium, in equally generated quantities.

    Seems kind of important…


    Report comment

  • Aside. I have been speaking of creating a food garden. We did it. For amateurs, a spectactular success.

    The surprising part? Not just being able to control the GMO, the pesticides. The quality and flavor.

    I never knew what a bean tasted like, I never knew what an Ocra tasted like, never knew how fresh and energizing a snap pea could be…..

    Do this now…start a garden before the SHTF. Skills have zero weight and infinite benefit. You need tools too. Get them now.

    And of course, test your food with geiger.


    Report comment

  • Jim Conca, prior you stated that after the Plutonium release from WIPP that now WIPP was only slightly less than perfect.

    However, the Mine SAfety and Health Administration cited WIPP with 52 violations between Jan 1 and when the plant closed. How can you even try to say "almost perfect" with a straight face.

    Conca, you are a liar. Fess up

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_26242898/msha-issues-52-citations-at-wipp


    Report comment

  • dosdos dosdos

    Trust the government. It's safe to go back, as log as you don't look at the areal radiation scans.


    Report comment

  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    These slumlords are disgusting, and yet in a corrupt place like illinois they may get their way.

    Get your own solar, get it now.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-exelon-seeking-compensation-for-nuclear-plants-20140731,0,4927288.story


    Report comment

  • TIPP it folks

    A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/panel-tepco-execs-charged-nuke-crisis-24784738


    Report comment

  • Exelon has more security compalints against its corporation. And a prior history of security problems, including open admission of guards sleeping while on duty, caught on video no less.

    They need to go away.

    http://www.thereporteronline.com/general-news/20140731/nrc-mum-about-security-problem-at-limerick-nuclear-plant


    Report comment

  • VanneV VanneV

    “This book validates Carson’s prediction by using official data compiled by the National Cancer Institute since 1950 to show that of the 3,000-odd counties in the United States, women living in about 1,300 ‘nuclear’ counties (located within 100 miles of a reactor and most directly exposed to man-made ionizing radiation) are at the greatest risk of dying of breast cancer. The largest source of such radiation since 1945 has been fallout from U.S./U.S.S.R. above-ground nuclear weapons testing, which ceased in 1963—but which has been estimated to be e ivalent to setting off some 40,000 Hiroshima bombs.

    “Most of this fallout came down in heavy rainfall counties, because radiation clouds can more easily bypass dry areas. It turns out that these heavy rainfall counties were also exposed to continuing emissions of man-made fission products from nuclear reactors. They are also generally the most affluent counties, whose residents have comprehensive health care, and therefore have most likely been previously exposed to high doses of x rays in fluoroscopy and mammography. These same counties also have the highest concentration of industrial chemical wastes. All nonnuclear counties tend to be located between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. Even though these counties are in the mountain states closest to the Nevada test site—and the west south central states with high concentrations of petrochemical pollution—because they have little rain and fallout from nuclear…


    Report comment

    • VanneV VanneV

      Even though these counties are in the mountain states closest to the Nevada test site—and the west south central states with high concentrations of petrochemical pollution—because they have little rain and fallout from nuclear reactors, they have the lowest mortality rates from breast cancer and AIDS. The highest rates are found in the New York metropolitan counties subject to the nation’s highest per capita exposures to emissions from the Indian Point, Millstone, and Brookhaven nuclear reactor.

      “This book demonstrates that, based on official breast cancer mortality data for every county in the nation, women living near nuclear reactors—because of past and present exposure to such ionizing radiation—are at the highest risk of dying of breast cancer, no matter how proximity to reactors is defined…”
      Jay M. Gould. The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living near Nuclear Reactors. Breast Cancer, AIDS, Low Birth Weights, and other Radiation-Induced Immune Deficiency Effects (1996),p. 16-17.


      Report comment

      • We Not They Finally

        Good data. Just unclear why AIDS is thrown into the mix. Its origins may be totally nefarious (never much bought the monkey story,) but never thought it was caused by radiation. Even though radiation may make ALL diseases worse, why would anyone think that that was the CAUSE of AIDS?

        People tend to discount even true things if something not true sticks out.


        Report comment

        • VanneV VanneV

          Radiation destroys the immune system What he said is not that radiation is the cause of AIDS, but more AIDS patients die when living in nuclear counties where people live near nuclear reactors.


          Report comment

          • The Great Tribulation EKO KLAP$€

            Hi anne

            This is truth ionised radiation can reduce immune system protection especially in a nation possessed with unnatural food storage protocols ie cobalt 60 zapping food. They zap almost everything there, only China zaps more than America.

            disease, Irradiation, GMO, atomic ionised radiation = Very sick people.

            You might enjoy this site…

            http://foodirradiationwatch.org/

            I used to have a link to a site that showed how much kilogray of radiation is used in many countries but the site no longer contains the pdf file.


            Report comment

  • Seeker

    It blows my mind that so seldom does anyone here follow Shimatsu:

    http://www.rense.com/general96/fury.html

    This is his article, there is more on last Monday's podcast.

    He is the only newsman connecting the lightning storm with Fuku. Who is going to spread the word if you guys ignore it??????

    This is a scary as it gets, people.


    Report comment

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      He makes perfect sense! :)


      Report comment

    • We Not They Finally

      My husband and I follow Shimatsu every week. Not crazy about Jeff Rense (we oftentimes have to go to an Aryan Nation website to hear re-runs of the broadcasts — ugh!), but he is good on Fukushima. And yes, apparently the lightning storm last weekend at Venice, California was very suspicious and scary. And Shimatsu said there was high radiation there at the time. Worth looking into.


      Report comment

    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      I listen to him even though the connections are often terrible. In fact I look forward to his reports. Jeff is a seasoned pro. He is quite outspoken on his distrust of Zionism. If you think he is controversial liaten to Terrible Tim. Not all of you, just the ones who can take perverse diatribe of their most cherished beliefs. Yeah Terrrible Tim, he can't wait to see the world perish amid conflict and genocide and then steal the Rothchilds money.


      Report comment

    • So… my *why lightning strikes trailer parks theory* hasn't been so far off. :) I've told the "Why is God punishing me?" people that I believed it was that lightning simply arcs to equalize areas of extreme polarity differences between the negative and positive ions.

      Not very good at the scientific wording but gotta get that nuthin' personal idea in there to some people :)


      Report comment

  • The Great Tribulation EKO KLAP$€

    This industry is criminal and the day draws close to its demise. If mankind dose not judge; mother earth will.

    The liars say we control nature but in fact without nature the liars cease to exist.


    Report comment

  • razzz razzz

    You guys were trying to correlate radioiodine being found in sewage sludge with rain days washing out the fallout, how about correlating the high reading days with any earthquakes in the area?

    It was Fukus' Diary that I first saw the sewage report with high I-131 readings of late. Even that article questioned the source of the iodine-131 since it has a short half life of about 8 days (which makes it very active in decay and highly radioactive) and should be completely gone in 80 days. I-131 is used to diagnose and treat thyroid cancers or used as a therapy. So, finding it in sewage sludge from medical treatments would not be surprising after the Daiichi meltdowns.

    Doesn't have to mean some fissiling going on but could mean the aftermath and affects from Daiichi fallout is a medical emergency when it comes to thyroid problems.


    Report comment

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    OT but I just heard that some knucklehead is bring Ebola patients to US soil! CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html What the hell people!


    Report comment

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Not to bright are they? :(


    Report comment

  • skizexq skizexq

    just as Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza (and Syria, Israhell) are continually dusted with DU munitions , and ongoing, maybe 100 more Palestinians in their open air concentration camp will be slaughter by fish-bowl shootin' IDFers
    .
    A song for those musically inclined who care, sorry, had to vent.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfhoU66s4Y

    Paris has some poignant things to say too, I tried posting these in off topic but it was unavailable to access.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC8Zrtah1AQ


    Report comment

  • skizexq skizexq

    Israel is the biggest threat – beyond Fuku
    see Samson Option.


    Report comment

  • skizexq skizexq

    "we will not go down without a fight"


    Report comment

  • earthsmith

    Fall used to be one of my favorite seasons. So rich with it bounties, colors and smells. The creatures gathering and sheltering, the soils awaiting their rich foliage cover. Not looking foward to this one.
    Emissions, emissions, emissions……well there you have it. Fuku has passed it's emission test….to the whole world that is.
    It seems the love of life has escaped our species. Everyone is in such a rush to get somewhere first and I am sure they are not sure why….just doing what they have to do.
    They have destroyed the most precious of all……the bond that everything is connected.
    My soul is twisted, my heart is shattered, my mind is on fire, but my spirit still rages for I will not stop talking. The truth will always be there for the ones who seek it.
    Peace to all and be well. I love you.


    Report comment

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Yeah, it appears that forum is kaput for the time being. There is a lively no-holds barred chat room on Vice News, however.


    Report comment

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Fall, were roasting here! Can't get no water, the wells all dried up and the crops are failing. It's a dust bowl and the fed's are playing golf while we poor folk subsist on canned soup and them mexican tomatoes, can't grow a decent tomatoe, them Mexicans. Work the fields till my bones ache nothing but a scrub patch of weeds not fit to feed the hogs. But it'll get better , it always does we'll prevail over them revenuers and them weather modifyers. We'll get rain and it'll bring us good fortune you just wait and see.
    Couldn't resist, peace to you also.


    Report comment

  • Nick

    Pulses of vast amounts
    Of energy

    None of which Carbon based life forms
    Can utilize, only deflect and regenerate
    Disrupted cellular processes.

    This radioactive stuff affects at the sub atomic level, as shared electrons get replaced in random ways by
    The wayward energies pulsing into the biosphere.

    Think about it, FD NPP, is altering our world, the way we sleep, the way we feel, the way we heal, the way we love.

    GMI

    Global Mass Insanity

    Normal radiation does this too, but our contributions are flooding the world with atomic energies no computer model can get a handle on (primarily because of a consistent lack of veracity on the data gathering).

    36 years ago, my dad started a community garden, he still works in it and I shake my head when I realize he knows how we should live; sharing and loving the earth together.

    No missile, nor bomb ever sows hope, simply more sorrow (just wars or not).

    But a garden? Can't think of a better symbol of hope and peace in our tattered world.

    A simple gesture, but a powerful urge to reap what we sow.

    Community, with ourselves and the earth.


    Report comment

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    One metric to follow, regarding the continuous nature of Fukushima radiocontamination releases is the graph of Iodine-131 found in Tokyo Sewage Sludge.
    http://optimalprediction.com/files/tokyo5-14-14.gif

    Why is this graph so important?
    1. Iodine-131 has a half-life of 8 days, and always indicates new releases from criticalities within the 3 underground rogue nuclear reactors at Fukushima.
    2. Iodine-131 is measured in sewage sludge everywhere across central Japan, but I watch Tokyo because it should have been evacuated by 3/15/2010, but wasn't. Tokyo should be evacuated now, but isn't.
    3. Contamination of sewage sludge means that dangerous and harmful levels of Iodine-131 fallout is in the water supply, in the food, lodging in thyroid glands, and being excreted by millions of doomed Tokyo residents.
    3. People erroneously believe Fukushima was an incident that happened in the past, but in truth it is ongoing and continuous.
    4. The fact is that radioactive releases are actually increasing over time.
    5. Outsiders are always surprised to see a graphic representation of Fukushima radiation releases over time.
    6. ENEnewsers, especially those who monitor the Webcams, leave a record here of their observations of Fukushima releases over time, and are not surprised to see continuous emissions, clearly viseable at night time.

    Circulate this graph widely.


    Report comment

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    We have discussed here many times what is ahead for Tokyo in the near to long term.
    Typically, the Japanese don't mitigate their intake of fallout.
    Instead, they do foolish things, like spreading contamination all over through incineration.
    Like "Support By Eating" promoting Fukushima farm produce.
    Japanese consider it impolite to express outrage over Fukushima mass poisoning.
    Talking about radiation is considered harmful rumor mongering.
    Children are taught that since everybody gets cancer, it's no big deal.
    Voters put pro-nuclear candidates into office, and tollerate nuclear industry bribes of public officials.
    Doctors are encouraged not to screen for illness related to radiation, such as thyroid cancer.
    The Japanese character will greatly magnifying the harmful affects of the deadly radioactive environment in which they live.

    Near term outlook (1-20 years):
    Abortions and miscarriages.
    Self evacuation.
    Loss of productivity through increased widespread illness.
    Relocation of corporate headquarters.
    Rapid population loss.
    Rising unemployment, continuous economic recession.

    Long term outlook (21-40 years):
    The merely sick attend the dying.
    Everybody gets cancer.
    Tokyo becomes a ghost town.
    The wind sighs down empty streets, while temples and shrines fall into disrepair.

    The decline and fall of Japan is going to get VERY UGLY.


    Report comment

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "It's A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall".
    Many thanks, Bob Dylan, for giving voice to our hearts. ;)

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq1q9k_bob-dylan-a-hard-rain-s-a-gonna-fall-1964_music


    Report comment

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    Maybe all the hammering on #3 kicked up dust last year:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jSOniwbbhpw#t=112

    A lot of webcam comments from last year(visible on the comment archive) are sadly just now dead links.


    Report comment

  • razzz razzz

    TEPCO is about to disturb and release more radioactivity (airborne) again. Damned if the do and damned if they don't. First of all, the tent and frame are radioactive and have to be treated as such. Second, the tent while containing some radioactive releases, trapped radioactivity and made the building (Unit 1) it was covering more contaminated. Haven't read what the plan of attack is yet but that fuel pool contains the least amount of spent fuel for removal.

    '“Cover removal of Reactor 1 is one month behind the schedule.”'

    "1 trillion (10^12) Bq of radioactive material is assumed to be released due to the debris removal from Reactor 3 operation floor last summer. The government of Japan requires Tepco not to repeat it to remove the cover of Reactor 1. Tepco is reinforcing the monitoring system around Reactor 1, but there is no fundamental measures to control the dust to be released."
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/cover-removal-of-reactor-1-is-one-month-behind-the-schedule/


    Report comment

  • JustaLittleRain JustaLittleRain

    HOW MANY nuke plants are actually melting at FUKU?

    Is it three, four or all six?!?!? I think it's more than three of them. What does that mean??


    Report comment

  • JustaLittleRain JustaLittleRain

    Oops I forgot to ask about the spent fuel ponds. how many of them are in serious trouble? How much radiation would thatey cause?


    Report comment

    • The total radiation release can be seen by what happened in the ocean..anyone with common sense can see what happened.

      Using their own numbers, see what you think… is Fukushima 10% of Chernobyl, or something MUCH, MUCH, MUCH WORSE?

      Event Peak Ocean Radiation Reading In Bq/m³

      2,400 Nuclear weapons testing peak – 100 Bq/m³
      Chernobyl caused a peak reading of – 1,000 Bq/m³
      Fukushima caused a peak reading of – 180,000,000 Bq/m³

      Chernobyl was around ten times worse than 2,400 nuclear bombs going off.

      Fukushima was around 180,000 times worse than 2,400 nuclear bombs going off.

      2014 – Fukushima Ocean Radiation Compared To Chernobyl and 2,400 Open Air Nuclear Bomb Tests; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/05/fukushima-radiation-measured-in-pacific.html


      Report comment

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    And, of course, there is unit 4, where removal of spent fuel is closing in on the "Leakers"(, fuel assemblies so seriously damaged by the dewatering of SFP4, and saltwater corrosion, that they cannot be handled or moved without risking dumping raw fuel pellets on the floor of the SFP, with undetermined consequences.

    And, if course, there are 3 underground rogue nuclear reactors, fissioning away with no control or containment but that which nature provides. And 1,000 tonnes of contaminated groundwater flowing under FDNPP and into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis. And the steady collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem.

    So many things to be thankful about.
    Take Our Planet Back!
    Tipping point: Tip It!

    Where is the damn corium, eh, TEPCO?


    Report comment

  • Japan used to be a land of honor.

    Now the nuclear industry is bringing nothing but disease, radioactive pollution, death, dishonor, criminals and bankruptcy.

    Just what the people were promised; cheap, clean, green nuclear.

    (sarcasm)


    Report comment

  • Seeker

    Hey there, Doc, and all

    The events last Sunday at the So.CA. coast–killer lightning strikes followed by a massive amount of rain, w/ some raindrops as as large as golf balls– need to go viral, as this will save lives. So many are ignorant of the now permanent off the charts Fukushima radioactivity in the coastal waters, and also, even to this day, of the "black" rain which is as high in radiation as it has ever been.

    Here are the relevant sources:

    http://rense.com/general96/fury.html (Shimatsu's article)

    http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special /rense_Shimatsu_072814.mp3 (the Shimatsu podcast,which gives more detail than his article)

    –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz0Cq9jvZTc (the video of the event, identical to the audio but with a few pictures)

    There is a permanent black cloud hovering above the ocean at Catalina island identical to the one at the Fukushima channel. It was the source of the terrifying lightning and rain, with more to come. N.B. If anyone writes this up and makes it go viral, pls explain how the protons and free electrons interact to cause this kind of killer storm: Shimatsu did not make it clear enough for a lay person. THIS EVENT ALONE WILL CONVINCE MANY TO FLEE THE WHOLE COAST IF WE CAN GET THE CORRECT INFO ON IT OUT THERE (the MSN called it a "freak" weather event, and Shimatsu is the only one w/ the real deal). THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Report comment

    • SadieDog

      New ammo y'all,
      "Final figures became available this week.  The 2010-2011 change in deaths in the four months after Fukushima was +2.63%, vs. +1.54% for the rest of the year.  This difference translates to 9,158 excess deaths – not an exact match for the 13,983 estimate, but a substantial spike nonetheless.

      Again, without concluding that only Fukushima caused these deaths, some interesting patterns emerged.  The five Pacific and West Coast states, with the greatest levels of Fukushima fallout in the U.S., had an especially large excess.  So did the five neighboring states (Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Utah), which received the next highest levels.

      Most of the spring 2011 mortality increase were people over 80.  Many of these elderly were in frail health; one possibility is that the added exposure to radioactive poison sped the dying process."


      Report comment

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Great article. Mangano is a good researcher.


      Report comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.