Report: Huge, mysterious spike in cesium fallout after New Year’s quake (CHART)

Published: January 7th, 2012 at 2:21 pm ET


Mysterious Spike in Cesium Fallout in Fukushima on Jan 2, 2012 (Updated with Chiba Information), EX-SKF, January 6, 2012:

[…] Only the people on the net paid attention to the data and it was not reported by the MSM. The Ministry of Education and Science issued the result of the fallout measurement […]

The huge spike looks a few sigmas away from the norm, even with the wind speed picking up on January 2, 2012.

On Twitter, people in Tokyo were reporting strange white powder floating in the air several days ago, and people in Ibaraki and Chiba Prefectures were reporting elevated air radiation levels. […]

About the chart, EX-SKF says:

This person tweeted the pic with three overlapping charts comparing (from the top): (1) amount of snow on the ground and amount of rain, (2) amount of cesium fallout, and (3) wind speed (average speed in black, maximum speed in blue, and maximum instantaneous speed in red), from December 1, 2011 to January 6, 2012

See also: Cesium levels rise sharply in Fukushima after New Year’s quake — Chiba too

Published: January 7th, 2012 at 2:21 pm ET


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12 comments to Report: Huge, mysterious spike in cesium fallout after New Year’s quake (CHART)

  • Radio Radio

    The plant seems to more fragile as they tell us.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Admin, thank you for posting this. It’s helpful to be able to see the graph at a larger size than I was able to see it before.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    “On Twitter, people in Tokyo were reporting strange white powder floating in the air several days ago…”

    I watched a show on TV about Chernobyl, the sarcophagus itself has holes in it but most interesting was the white dust all over the inside that is extremely radioactive. They have quite a fear of kicking it all up.

    I wonder if the two are the same?

  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    Stands to reason….. any earth tremors are bound to stir up the pot some.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    That is an incredible tweet. Kudos to the tweeter who did all that work. May it go viral. StPaulScout, I knew there was something eerily familiar about that white powder, but, I couldn’t remember why. Now I remember reading about the concern at Chernobyl over stirring that white powder up while trying to deal with the reactor, which only further hampered efforts there, made the international news. It’s appearance was one of those unexpected, not-so-good phenomenon no one thought of beforehand.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    This is definitely not good for anyone.

    A real big thank you to those who are doing the tests and those who are reporting this.

    How much is too much? How much radiation can anyone take? How much more radiation before the world is radiation poisoned, are we there yet?

    • bjsnm13

      The above link shows what people were eating during and after above ground nuclear testing.

      • lam335 lam335

        Very interesting link.

        This caught my eye: “… the infamous USFDA survey of imported foods that documented a strong pulse of Chernobyl derived radiocesium, and was withheld from public circulation.”

        I’ll bet the FDA has conducted/is conducting a similar survey of Japanese imported foods that is also being “withheld from public circulation.”

        It’s disgusting that governments and companies are allowed to do this to our air, food supply, and bodies . . . and it’s disgusting that governments get away with withholding/concealing such information.

        The ONLY justification for government is to protect the lives and well-being of the people. When they allow people’s lives and health to be destroyed (and actually cover up the fact instead of alerting them to the threat), they negate their own justification for existing.

        We have to take our government back. How can it be done?

        • Mack Mack

          @bjsnm13 — Thank you for this very interesting link.

          I noticed this comment from the author in the link:

          “The rather consistent elevated levels of radiocesium throughout Florida have yet to be explained to this editor, as there is no known connection between the phosphate industry, which causes elevated concentrations of some naturally occurring radionuclides, and cesium-137, a fission product.”

          I wonder if this abstract which studied cesium and strontium in Florida milk from the 1960’s will help:

          “Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 in Florida Milk – A Five-year Study of Distribution and Levels”

            • lam335 lam335

              Yes, very interesting–and outrageous, though not surprising.

              from link:
              “In 1959, in response to public concerns about fallout, President Eisenhower created the Federal Radiation Council (FRC) and charged it with setting federal radiation standards…. in 1962, the radiation council (whose members included the chairman of the AEC and the Secretary of Defense) made the remarkable determination that the radiation guidelines should not be applied to fallout without further detailed studies because “any possible health risk which may be associated with exposures even many times above the guide levels would not result in a detectable increase in the incidence of disease.” The council also concluded that preventive measures, presumably such as diverting milk, may actually “have a net adverse rather than favorable effect on the public well-being.” (20) In testimony before Congress in 1969, council chairman Paul C. Tompkins defended the failure to divert milk from the market by claiming that doing so would have caused malnutrition.(21)”

              The more things change . . .

              They must all study the same playbook in their nuke engineering programs.

  • ItsJustMetal ItsJustMetal

    Has anybody thot it was a nuclear blast? Tsar Bomba – Largest thermonuclear weapon ever tested was a 8.35 on the richter scale.