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“We are basically recreating Fukushima all over again” — Clouds of radiation continue across to Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)

New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide, Fairewinds, August 21, 2011:

At 7:30 in (Transcript Summary)

Arnie Gundersen, chief nuclear engineer at Fairewinds Associates:

Lots of serious ramifications from burning of nuclear waste Material from Fukushima that was on the ground is now going airborne again Towns . . . → Read More: “We are basically recreating Fukushima all over again” — Clouds of radiation continue across to Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)

27,000 Bq/kg cesium in kindergarten near west coast of Japan — 200+ km from meltdowns

Radioactive Sludge in Kindergartens in Tokamachi City, Niigata, EX-SKF, August 21, 2011:

Tokamachi City in Niigata Prefecture is located 205 kilometers west of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. It’s not even under the plume according to Professor Hayakawa’s map. [...]

From Yomiuri Shinbun (1:37PM JST 8/22/2011):

Tokamachi City in Niigata Prefecture announced on August . . . → Read More: 27,000 Bq/kg cesium in kindergarten near west coast of Japan — 200+ km from meltdowns

‘Scientists don’t know why’: Cesium-137 in soil near Chernobyl has half-life of 180 to 320 years, not 30 years as is typical

“Ecological Half Life” of Cesium-137 May Be 180 to 320 Years?, EX-SKF, August 22, 2011:

[...] From Wired Magazine (12/15/2009):

Reinhabiting the large exclusion zone around the [Chernobyl] accident site may have to wait longer than expected. Radioactive cesium isn’t disappearing from the environment as quickly as predicted, according to new research presented . . . → Read More: ‘Scientists don’t know why’: Cesium-137 in soil near Chernobyl has half-life of 180 to 320 years, not 30 years as is typical

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

High Radiation Right Next to Children’s Swimming Pool in Kawasaki City, EX-SKF, August 19, 2011:

From Kanagawa Shinbun local site [Translation] (8/18/2011):

Kawasaki City announced it measured 0.90 microsievert/hour at the side of the swimming pool in Hirama Park in Kamihirama, Nakahara-ku (special ward), exceeding the target level of 0.19 microsievert/hour set by the . . . → Read More: Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period

186,000 bq/kg of radioactive cesium found 100 km from Fukushima plant

Excessive levels of radioactive cesium found 100 km from plant, Kyodo, August 16, 2011:

Excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in sludge in a ditch at a district court branch in Fukushima Prefecture, about 100 kilometers west of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the court said Tuesday.

The isotope in the . . . → Read More: 186,000 bq/kg of radioactive cesium found 100 km from Fukushima plant

Xinhua: Gov’t says “waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials” from Fukushima — Contamination levels higher than what Japan claims

Radioactive materials from Japan found in China’s waters, Xinhua, August 15, 2011:

China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said last Friday (Aug 12) that waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

Last month, the SOA said in a statement that the level of . . . → Read More: Xinhua: Gov’t says “waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials” from Fukushima — Contamination levels higher than what Japan claims

166,000,000 Bq/m² of radioactive iodine, cesium at 21,200,000 Bq/m² was detected by researchers 4 km from Fukushima plant -NHK (VIDEO)

166,000,000 Bq/m²  of radioacttve iodine, cesium at 21.2 million detected by researchers 4 km from Fukushima plant -NHK (VIDEO)

NHK Special: Mapping the Radioactive Fallout:

At 15:45 in

4km from Fukushima plant Iodine-131 @ 166 million Bq/sq. meter Cesium @ 21.2 million Bq/sq. meter

h/t EX-SKF

Report: “Severe internal exposure” — 252,422 Becquerels of radioactive cesium detected in person outside evacuation zone (PHOTO)

Breaking news “A citizen of Minami soma shi turned out to have had severe internal exposure”, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, August 11, 2011:

8/3/2011, on the TV show “News Watch 9″ of NHK, they report that people from Minami soma shi [30km south of meltdown] had whole body counter check. [...]

Cs-137 129746Bq + . . . → Read More: Report: “Severe internal exposure” — 252,422 Becquerels of radioactive cesium detected in person outside evacuation zone (PHOTO)

Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

Breaking News: A Tokyo citizen turned out to be internally exposed, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, August 8th, 2011:

A man from Tokyo went to Hokkaido for sightseeing. He had a whole body counter check to see if he’s taken radioactive particles into his body. [...]

Cesium137 ; 868bq Cesium134 ; 6373bq

The doctor asked . . . → Read More: Report: Tokyo man tests positive for over 7,000 Becquerels of radioactive cesium during whole body counter check — Never went to Fukushima (RESULTS)

Radioactive Fish: All 21 samples caught 50+ km from Fukushima plant exceeded maximum cesium level

Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish: Greenpeace, Kyodo via Mainichi Daily News, August 9, 2011:

Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday.

The samples taken at Onahama port in . . . → Read More: Radioactive Fish: All 21 samples caught 50+ km from Fukushima plant exceeded maximum cesium level

Hundreds of tons of very highly radioactive water found in another building at Fukushima plant

Highly radioactive water flows into another place, NHK, August 01, 2011:

[...] Tokyo Electric Power Company said on Monday that it discovered about 700 tons of contaminated water on Saturday in the basement of an on-site building.

The utility said the water contained 19,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium 134 per cubic centimeter, and 22,000 . . . → Read More: Hundreds of tons of very highly radioactive water found in another building at Fukushima plant

Mainichi: Collusive relationship between gov’t and nuclear power industry

Revelations about staging illustrate collusive ties between gov’t and power companies, Mainichi Daily News, July 30, 2011:

Two electric power companies’ revelations that the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) asked them to stage questions in symposia on nuclear energy policy have demonstrated the collusive relationship between NISA and the nuclear power industry. . . . → Read More: Mainichi: Collusive relationship between gov’t and nuclear power industry

Widespread concern amid radiation spread — Gov’t now ordering complete ban on all shipments of beef from Miyagi prefecture, Iwate may be next

Miyagi beef cattle shipments barred, Japan Times, July 28, 2011:

Iwate may face similar ban amid radiation spread

The government ordered a complete ban Thursday on all shipments of beef cattle from Miyagi Prefecture after detecting radioactive cesium above the government limit in some local cattle.

The government is also considering placing a similar . . . → Read More: Widespread concern amid radiation spread — Gov’t now ordering complete ban on all shipments of beef from Miyagi prefecture, Iwate may be next

Radiation fallout poses growing threat: 2,600+ cattle contaminated; More vegetables at unsafe levels — No centralized system, only voluntary tests

Threat to Japan’s Food Chain Multiplies, Bloomberg, July 25, 2011:

Radiation fallout from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant poses a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and the ocean.

More than 2,600 cattle have been contaminated, Kyodo . . . → Read More: Radiation fallout poses growing threat: 2,600+ cattle contaminated; More vegetables at unsafe levels — No centralized system, only voluntary tests

Cesium-134 in water near Reactor No. 3 climbs to 30 times maximum limit — May have been caused by typhoon

Threat to Japan’s Food Chain Multiplies as Radiation Spreads, Bloomberg, July 24, 2011:

[...] Levels of cesium-134 in seawater near the Fukushima plant’s No. 3 reactor rose to levels 30 times the allowed safety standards last week, according to tests performed by Tokyo Electric Power Co, national broadcaster NHK reported. [...]

Threat to Japan’s . . . → Read More: Cesium-134 in water near Reactor No. 3 climbs to 30 times maximum limit — May have been caused by typhoon

Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef

Are worries over meat overblown?, Japan Times, July 22, 2011:

[...] Do people who have eaten contaminated beef need to worry about their health? [...]

Eating 1 kg [2.2 pounds] of the meat is roughly equal to a radiation dose of 82.65 microsieverts for a period during which radioactive cesium remains in one’s . . . → Read More: Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef

Now over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination have been shipped

Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped, Kyodo News, July 21, 2011:

A total of 1,349 cattle suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. [...]

Former official at Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission discusses radioactive contamination from “black rain” (FAIREWINDS VIDEO)

Former top official at Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission discusses radioactive contamination from “black rain” (FAIREWINDS VIDEO)

Ex Japanese Nuclear Regulator Blames Radioactive Animal Feed on “Black Rain”, Fairewinds Associates, July 19, 2011:

While many radioactive cattle have been discovered large distances from Fukushima, what is more important is where their feed is coming from. “It’s not only about the radioactive cattle in Fukushima Prefecture; its also about the radioactive straw . . . → Read More: Former official at Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission discusses radioactive contamination from “black rain” (FAIREWINDS VIDEO)

Man selling highly radioactive cattle feed blames gov’t: “I never thought it was contaminated” because city is 150 km from meltdown

Miyagi man who sold contaminated straw blames gov’t for scandal, Mainichi Daily News, July 19, 2011:

A man in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, who sold straw contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium told the Mainichi on July 18 that he had never imagined that his straw was contaminated because the city is about 150 . . . → Read More: Man selling highly radioactive cattle feed blames gov’t: “I never thought it was contaminated” because city is 150 km from meltdown

Sharp rise in Iodine-131 levels at three Tokyo sewage plants (CHART)

Iodine-131 Still Detected in Sewage Sludge in Tokyo, EX-SKF, July 19, 2011:

The chart below is created by me from the data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Sewerage regarding radioactive iodine and cesium at the 12 sewage treatment plants in Tokyo. The chart only shows iodine-131, in the dehydrated sewage sludge. The . . . → Read More: Sharp rise in Iodine-131 levels at three Tokyo sewage plants (CHART)

Tokyo gov’t finds iodine-131 levels up to quadruple cesium levels in water reclamation centers

Measurements of radioactivity in sewage treatment, etc., Sewer Authority (Tokyo), July 15, 2011:

Detailed measurements of the site boundary and radioactivity contained in the sludge dewatering of sludge and sludge ash and the Center for Water Reclamation Plant in the process of sludge in each of the Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Authority (cardinal) in the . . . → Read More: Tokyo gov’t finds iodine-131 levels up to quadruple cesium levels in water reclamation centers

Indoor mushrooms contain 1,770 bq/kg of radioactive cesium — Gov’t “determining the cause”

Radioactive cesium detected in Fukushima shiitake, NHK, July 16, 2011:

Radioactive cesium exceeding the government standard has been detected in shiitake mushrooms grown indoors in 2 cities in Fukushima Prefecture, about 60 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. [...]

The Fukushima prefectural government says 1,770 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium was . . . → Read More: Indoor mushrooms contain 1,770 bq/kg of radioactive cesium — Gov’t “determining the cause”

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