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Radioactive iodine found in 50 percent of children’s thyroids — Up to 35 millisieverts (35,000 microsieverts)

Radiation effect on children’s thyroid glands, NHK, August 14, 2011:

[...] A group of researchers led by Hiroshima University professor Satoshi Tashiro tested 1,149 children in the prefecture for radiation in their thyroid glands in March following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Radioactive iodine was detected in about half of the . . . → Read More: Radioactive iodine found in 50 percent of children’s thyroids — Up to 35 millisieverts (35,000 microsieverts)

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

Krypton-85 and xenon-131m detected in samples from Reactor No. 2 — Xenon-131m has half life of only 12 days

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Krypton-85 and Xenon-131m in Reactor 2 Containment Vessel Air Samples, EX-SKF, August 11, 2011:

Half life of xenon-131m is about 12 days [...]

[W]hat’s with krypton and xenon? I also read a tweet by one of the workers at the plant who said there is still radioactive iodine being released, . . . → Read More: Krypton-85 and xenon-131m detected in samples from Reactor No. 2 — Xenon-131m has half life of only 12 days

Paper: Group wants radiation tests done in Canada — Health Canada calls 300 times background levels of iodine-131 “minute”

Citizen group wants radiation tests done in Canada, Georgia Straight (Vancouver), August 11, 2011:

A Vancouver woman wants Canadian governments held more accountable for protecting public health in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. In an August 8 interview at the Georgia Straight office, Isabel Budke pointed out that citizens and nongovernmental organizations . . . → Read More: Paper: Group wants radiation tests done in Canada — Health Canada calls 300 times background levels of iodine-131 “minute”

Vancouver Paper: Health Canada detected massive amounts of radioactive material from Fukushima — Iodine-131 spiked above maximum allowed limit at 4 of 5 sites

Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to B.C., Georgia Straight (Vancouver) by Alex Roslin, August 4, 2011:

After Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe, Canadian government officials reassured jittery Canadians that the radioactive plume billowing from the destroyed nuclear reactors posed zero health risks in this country.

In fact, there was reason to worry. Health Canada . . . → Read More: Vancouver Paper: Health Canada detected massive amounts of radioactive material from Fukushima — Iodine-131 spiked above maximum allowed limit at 4 of 5 sites

Iodine-131 also found in Philadelphia-area sewage plants; Sludge set off radiation detectors at landfills — Experts skeptical it’s from cancer patients’ urine

Cancer patients’ urine suspected in Wissahickon iodine-131 levels, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2011:

Since [early April], officials have found more iodine-131 in the Wissahickon, and at several sewage treatment plants along the creek. [...]

The source they now suspect was a surprise. Iodine-131 is used to treat thyroid cancer, and they suspect it’s coming . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 also found in Philadelphia-area sewage plants; Sludge set off radiation detectors at landfills — Experts skeptical it’s from cancer patients’ urine

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)

Feds to conduct aerial radiation survey near Seattle to get ‘baseline readings’ — Measuring gamma emitters like radioactive cesium and iodine

Helicopter is part of Department of Energy radiation study, Issaquah Press, July 5, 2011:

Western Washington residents should not be alarmed as a slow, low-flying helicopter scopes the area from July 11-28.

The helicopter is part of a U.S. Department of Energy aerial survey of the Seattle area. The agency is measuring baseline levels . . . → Read More: Feds to conduct aerial radiation survey near Seattle to get ‘baseline readings’ — Measuring gamma emitters like radioactive cesium and iodine

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

Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children

2,700 Becquerels/Kg Cesium from Teas Picked by Elementary School Children in Itabashi, Tokyo, EX-SKF, June 30, 2011:

From Sankei Shinbun (6/30/2011):

Itabashi-ku (special ward) in Tokyo announced on June 30 that 2,700 becquerels/kilogram of radioactive cesium were detected in the final blend tea grown and processed in Itabashi, exceeding the national provisional safety limit . . . → Read More: Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children

Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

\Nuclear radiation in Teton Valley?, Teton Valley News, June 23, 2011:

[...] Boise rainfall samples [were] measuring by far the highest concentrations of radioactive nuclides in the country [...]

[...] A RadNet surveillance of radiation in precipitation, drinking water, milk and air cartridges, instituted in the wake of the nuclear event, was halted in . . . → Read More: Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

FOX: Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philadelphia? Deaths up 48 percent since radiation levels spiked in tap water (VIDEO)

Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly?, Fox Philadelphia, June 16, 2011:

A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphia’s drinking water [...]

Joseph Mangano is is the executive director of the Radiation And Public Health Project in New York, which is made of up . . . → Read More: FOX: Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philadelphia? Deaths up 48 percent since radiation levels spiked in tap water (VIDEO)

60 million curies of radiation released from Fukushima — 50 million curies at Chernobyl

Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S. Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks, Democracy Now, June 10, 2011:Emphasis Added

ROBERT ALVAREZ [former senior policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Energy]: Yes. As you know, the Japanese government, in its report to the IAEA, said it had underestimated the amount of . . . → Read More: 60 million curies of radiation released from Fukushima — 50 million curies at Chernobyl

Workers found with over 600 millisieverts of radiation after being in control rooms of Reactors No. 3 and 4 — Only tested them for iodine and cesium

Fukushima workers’ exposure tops 650mSV, NHK, June 10, 2011:

[...] The National Institute of Radiological Sciences conducted 2 more rounds of detailed tests to measure the amount of radioactive iodine and cesium the 2 men could have inhaled.

After analyzing the men’s work shifts since the March 11th disaster, the Institute concluded that the . . . → Read More: Workers found with over 600 millisieverts of radiation after being in control rooms of Reactors No. 3 and 4 — Only tested them for iodine and cesium

High iodine levels mean No. 3 reactor core or a spent fuel pool is “starting itself up” every once in a while, believes nuclear consultant

Transcript for Exclusive Arnie Gundersen Interview: The Dangers of Fukushima Are Worse and Longer-lived Than We Think, Chris Martenson, June 3, 2011:

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear consultant [...] It’s also possible in any of the fuel pools, one, two, three, and four pools, that you could get a criticality, as well. So there’s been frequent . . . → Read More: High iodine levels mean No. 3 reactor core or a spent fuel pool is “starting itself up” every once in a while, believes nuclear consultant

EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

Drinking Water RadNet Laboratory Analysis, EPA, June 2, 2011: . . . → Read More: EPA posts latest radiation data: Cesium-137 in Delaware drinking water above “Maximum Contaminant Level”

Hospital: 40% of Fukushima visitors show internal exposure to radiation

Hiroshi Nagasaki Hospital, examined the internal exposure to 40 percent of refugees from Fukushima et al., Chugoku Shimbun, June 2, 2011:Google Translation

After the accident the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima who entered the field and in the relief activities, Hiroshi Nagasaki hospital people have been evacuated from the field in Nagasaki Prefecture . . . → Read More: Hospital: 40% of Fukushima visitors show internal exposure to radiation

Hong Kong finds radioactive iodine in fish — Almost 2,000 miles from Fukushima

Hong Kong finds radioactive iodine in fish, AFP, May 28, 2011:

[R]adioactive iodine-131 has been found in a sample of fish taken from a wholesale market in Hong Kong, the Government said today. [...]

The level of radiation found in the sample of grey mullet by Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department – . . . → Read More: Hong Kong finds radioactive iodine in fish — Almost 2,000 miles from Fukushima

Contamination 50 times safety limit, far higher than initial measurements — Also much higher levels of iodine than expected, indicating continued leakage

Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast, Greenpeace by Greg McNevin, May 26, 2011:

[... T]he situation in the ocean along the Fukushima coast is worse than we originally thought.

The new data shows that some seaweed contamination levels are not only 50 times higher than safety limits – far higher than our . . . → Read More: Contamination 50 times safety limit, far higher than initial measurements — Also much higher levels of iodine than expected, indicating continued leakage

Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Radioactivity at intake of No.3 reactor rises, NHK, May 16, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it measured 200 becquerels of cesium-134 per cubic centimeter on Sunday morning near the water intake of the No. 3 reactor. The level was higher than on the previous day, when it was 2,300 times the legal limit. . . . → Read More: Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Highest Yet: Iodine-131 in No. 3 spent fuel pool at over 1,000,000 times normal — “Generated during nuclear fission” (VIDEO)

Radiation high at No.3 reactor pool, NHK, May 10, 2011:

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has detected high levels of radioactive materials in the spent fuel pool of the No.3 reactor at the plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company examined a water sample from the pool on Sunday. The sample contained . . . → Read More: Highest Yet: Iodine-131 in No. 3 spent fuel pool at over 1,000,000 times normal — “Generated during nuclear fission” (VIDEO)

Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected” at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant — Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%

URGENT: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected at Tsuruga plant: local gov’t, Kyodo, May 2, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected” at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant — Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%

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