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Study: Fukushima released more radioactive xenon than Chernobyl — So large because there were three reactors

Research on US nuclear levels after Fukushima could aid in future nuclear detection, PhysOrg, September 9, 2011: Published findings regarding Fukushima disaster by a mechanical engineering professor at the The University of Texas and researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

The thought was confirmed by data collected by [UT engineering professor Steven Biegalski] . . . → Read More: Study: Fukushima released more radioactive xenon than Chernobyl — So large because there were three reactors

Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; “Now the truth is coming out” — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor

Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl, Independent, August 29, 2011:

Japan has been slow to admit the scale of the meltdown. But now the truth is coming out. David McNeill reports from Soma City

[T]he triple meltdown [...] has elevated Japan into unknown, and unknowable, terrain. Across the northeast, millions of people . . . → Read More: Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; “Now the truth is coming out” — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor

‘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

Tokyo-area soil testing finds radioactivity up to Chernobyl relocation levels — 919,000 Bq/m² (MAP)

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Tokyo Metropolitan Soil Testing Map, Radiation Defense Project:

Red dot: July 17, 2011, Plantation, Misato-shi, Waseda ND @ 919,100 Bq/sq. meter

h/t Anonymous tips, jec

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Christopher Busby: Chernobyl-like radiation found in Tokyo, RT, August 17, 2011:

At 2:55 in

Chris Busby [visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences and scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, a think-tank -Bloomberg]: There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo. . . . → Read More: Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

New Scientist: Japan’s radioactive children will be fine, thyroid glands only emitting 35 millisieverts — Anything under 100 millisieverts not dangerous

There have been 15 deaths from thyroid cancer attributable to Chernobyl so far, but Thomas says there probably won’t be a single death in Japan . . . → Read More: New Scientist: Japan’s radioactive children will be fine, thyroid glands only emitting 35 millisieverts — Anything under 100 millisieverts not dangerous

NHK Special: Japan researchers found radiation levels exceeding most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest (VIDEO)

NHK Special: Researchers find radiation levels exceeding “most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest” (VIDEO)

NHK Special: Mapping the Radioactive Fallout:

At 11:30 in

250 microsieverts/hr already exceeds the most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest

h/t EX-SKF

“I am shaking with anger” says head of University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center before testimony about internal radiation (VIDEO)

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Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University Tells the Politicians: “What Are You Doing?”, EX-SKF, July 28, 2011:

Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo testifying in Japan’s Lower House committee

So, using our knowledge base at the Radioisotope Center, we calculated. Based on the thermal output, it is . . . → Read More: “I am shaking with anger” says head of University of Tokyo’s Radioisotope Center before testimony about internal radiation (VIDEO)

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)

Japanese professor: “Soil contamination is spreading in the city” 60 km from Fukushima plant — “Evacuation must be conducted as soon as possible”

Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil, AFP, July 5, 2011:

Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday. [...]

The highest reading in the city of 290,000 people far exceeded the level that triggered . . . → Read More: Japanese professor: “Soil contamination is spreading in the city” 60 km from Fukushima plant — “Evacuation must be conducted as soon as possible”

All soil samples taken 60 km from Fukushima plant survey exceed legal limit — Minimum of 326,000 Becquerels per sq. meter

One location registered as much as 931,000 becquerels per square meter . . . → Read More: All soil samples taken 60 km from Fukushima plant survey exceed legal limit — Minimum of 326,000 Becquerels per sq. meter

45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation — Up to 50 millisieverts per year equivalent for 1-year-old

45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation, Kyodo, July 5, 2011:

Around 45 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture surveyed by the local and central governments in late March experienced thyroid exposure to radiation, although in all cases in trace amounts that did not warrant further examination, officials of the . . . → Read More: 45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation — Up to 50 millisieverts per year equivalent for 1-year-old

Leaked emails show British gov’t worked with nuke companies on PR campaign to downplay Fukushima — Degree of collusion “truly shocking”

Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima, Guardian, June 30, 2011:

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accident just two days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and before the extent of the radiation leak was known.

Internal . . . → Read More: Leaked emails show British gov’t worked with nuke companies on PR campaign to downplay Fukushima — Degree of collusion “truly shocking”

UK gov’t plan based on radiation release from Fukushima being almost double Chernobyl total

UK government’s Fukushima crisis plan based on bigger leak than Chernobyl, Guardian, June 20, 2011:

[...] The UK government’s response to the unfolding crisis is revealed in documents prepared for Sir John Beddington, the chief scientist and chair of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), and released to the Guardian under the Freedom . . . → Read More: UK gov’t plan based on radiation release from Fukushima being almost double Chernobyl total

“They lied to us”: Radiation release comparable to Chernobyl — Total core meltdown in all 3 reactors — Worst industrial catastrophe in world history (CNN VIDEO)

Fukushima ‘still a ticking time bomb’, CNN, June 21, 2011 . . . → Read More: “They lied to us”: Radiation release comparable to Chernobyl — Total core meltdown in all 3 reactors — Worst industrial catastrophe in world history (CNN VIDEO)

Japan’s recovery from Fukushima to be measured in centuries, judging by Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Fallout!, 60 Minutes Australia, June 17, 2011:

When Japan was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami back in March, we told ourselves the worst was behind us. [...]

But all these weeks later, the crisis is far from over.

The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking and, judging from the experience . . . → Read More: Japan’s recovery from Fukushima to be measured in centuries, judging by Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Report: Fukushima reactor water may be 144 times as radioactive as anticipated — Would be almost 20 times total Chernobyl release

Contaminated Water Processing at #Fukushima: The Water Was Simply Too “Hot”, EX-SKF, June 19, 2011:

[...] Well, over 100,000 tonnes of highly contaminated water at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant are estimated to contain 720,000 terabecquerels of radioactive materials.

If Kurion’s vessel absorbed enough radioactive materials in 5 hours and it should have taken . . . → Read More: Report: Fukushima reactor water may be 144 times as radioactive as anticipated — Would be almost 20 times total Chernobyl release

“Precarious struggle” at another plutonium reactor in Japan: 6,000+ lb. device crashed into inner vessel, likely stuck — Removing it “fraught with dangers”

300 miles southwest of Fukushima and 60 miles from Kyoto, a city of 1.5 million people . . . → Read More: “Precarious struggle” at another plutonium reactor in Japan: 6,000+ lb. device crashed into inner vessel, likely stuck — Removing it “fraught with dangers”

Scientific experts believe Fukushima crisis is far worse than gov’ts are revealing publicly — Equivalent of 20 nuclear cores exposed

Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think, Dahr Jamail, June 16, 2011:

Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. [...]

Gundersen, . . . → Read More: Scientific experts believe Fukushima crisis is far worse than gov’ts are revealing publicly — Equivalent of 20 nuclear cores exposed

Sarcophagus to be built over reactor; TEPCO not sure if it will limit radiation emissions — Concrete structure around reactors will take several years

Japan: Tepco to build sarcophagus over Fukushima reactor, Telegraph, June 16, 2011:

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant has announced plans to construct a shroud over one of the reactor buildings, a stop-gap measure until a more permanent solution can be found, such as entombing the facility in concrete.

A similar . . . → Read More: Sarcophagus to be built over reactor; TEPCO not sure if it will limit radiation emissions — Concrete structure around reactors will take several years

Radioactive lava hitting pool of underground water at Chernobyl could have caused 2nd explosion like a “gigantic atomic bomb” — Major city 320 km away would have been destroyed (VIDEO)

Radioactive lava hitting pool of underground water at Chernobyl could have caused explosion like a “gigantic atomic bomb” — Would have destroyed major city 320 km away (VIDEO)

The Battle of Chernobyl, 2006:

At 3:15 in; 2nd Chernobyl explosion “would have wiped out half of Europe” – Governments kept secret for decades

At 32:55 in; Minsk, 320 km away, would have been razed and Europe uninhabitable

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Huge spike in US infant mortality in the four months after Chernobyl vs. Is dramatic increase in US baby deaths a result of Fukushima Fallout? (VIDEO)

“Huge spike” in US infant mortality in the four months after Chernobyl (VIDEO)

FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT – Lessons from Chernobyl, March 18, 2011:

At 15:40 in, Huge spike in US infant mortality in the four months after Chernobyl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hcBGSr9QGk

See also: Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?