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Nuclear specialist: Corium hitting water table is “big concern” — Once fuel hits groundwater the concern is “it just blows right up” (VIDEO)

Nuclear specialist: Corium hitting water table is “big concern” — Once fuel hits groundwater the concern is “it just blows right up” (VIDEO)

Hartmann: Fukushima…Has the China Syndrome now officially begun?, Big Picture hosted by Thom Hartmann, Dec 6, 2011: Paul Gunter, director of the Reactor Oversight Project at Beyond Nuclear: Gunter specializes in reactor hazards and security of operating reactors; prevention of new reactor construction; regulatory oversight; climate change; the nuclear power-nuclear weapons connection; organizing and . . . → Read More: Nuclear specialist: Corium hitting water table is “big concern” — Once fuel hits groundwater the concern is “it just blows right up” (VIDEO)

Highest Yet: 512 Sv/hr at Reactor No. 1 — Still reads ‘defective meter’ (CHART)

SOURCE: atmc.jp

Radiation dose, Unit 1 nuclear power plant Hukushima, atmc.jp, September 30, 2011:

SOURCE: atmc.jp

h/t TheWorldIsBlind

Paper: Japan raising radiation limit to 20 millisieverts/year leads to 160,000 lifetime cancers per million people

“Safe” radiation levels after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster challenged by citizens, Georgia Straight, August 25, 2011L:

In April, the Japanese government raised its maximum limit for children from one to 20 millisieverts per year, a level that leads to 2,270 cancers annually per million people (or 160,000 lifetime cancers per million), according to data . . . → Read More: Paper: Japan raising radiation limit to 20 millisieverts/year leads to 160,000 lifetime cancers per million people

Dr. Kodama: Tokyo radiation “continuously high” since raining on March 21

Radiation increased to .2 microsieverts/hour . . . → Read More: Dr. Kodama: Tokyo radiation “continuously high” since raining on March 21

Radiation team “got out of there quick” when trying to identify isotopes outside evacuation zone: We “found things we weren’t expecting at all”

How I spent my Sunday in Fukushima, Safecast.org Blog, August 7, 2011:

[...] It was here that we took our highest and most concerning readings of the day. The parking lot of the restaurant was active, but less than we’d just seen. But when we walked across the street – maybe 10 feet away, . . . → Read More: Radiation team “got out of there quick” when trying to identify isotopes outside evacuation zone: We “found things we weren’t expecting at all”

Gundersen on lethal radiation levels: Even higher measurements to come — Nuclear core has leaked out and is on floor like a pancake working its way down (VIDEO)

Gundersen on lethal radiation levels: Even higher measurements to come — Nuclear core has leaked out and is on floor like a pancake working its way down (VIDEO)

Lethal Levels of Radiation at Fukushima: What Are the Implications?, Fairewinds Associates, August 4, 2011:

TEPCO has discovered locations on the Fukushima plant site with lethal levels of external gamma radiation. Fairewinds takes a close look at how this radiation might have been deposited and how similar radioactive material would have been released offsite.

. . . → Read More: Gundersen on lethal radiation levels: Even higher measurements to come — Nuclear core has leaked out and is on floor like a pancake working its way down (VIDEO)

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

Radiation dose near Tokyo higher than some locations inside 30 km evacuation zone (PHOTOS)

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Radiation dose measured at 1 or 0.5 meter height, MEXT and local governments, July 19, 2011:

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h/t Anonymous . . . → Read More: Radiation dose near Tokyo higher than some locations inside 30 km evacuation zone (PHOTOS)

Radiation data from Seattle-area survey may be withheld by Feds for national security purposes

Aerial Radiological Survey for King and Pierce Counties, Washington Department of Health, July 2011:

A helicopter flying over some urban areas of King and Pierce counties will gather radiological readings July 11-28, 2011. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measurement System will collect baseline levels of radioactive materials. [...]

Some of . . . → Read More: Radiation data from Seattle-area survey may be withheld by Feds for national security purposes

Radiation data from 36 air monitors around Los Alamos still not released, “should be available soon” — Feds say preliminary sampling showed no ‘dangerous’ or ‘significant’ levels

Tests show normal radiation exposure rates near Las Conchas, Taos News, July 7, 2011:

[...] Concerns have been raised about potential contaminants in the smoke from Las Conchas, but preliminary tests have found “typical” radiation exposure rates. [...]

The ASPECT [Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology, operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and . . . → Read More: Radiation data from 36 air monitors around Los Alamos still not released, “should be available soon” — Feds say preliminary sampling showed no ‘dangerous’ or ‘significant’ levels

Radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than numbers released to public, says Japan’s former Minister for Internal Affairs

Japanese Cancer Expert on the Fukushima Situation, Asia Pacific Journal, July 01, 2011:

Japan’s leading business journal Toyo Keizai has published an article by Hokkaido Cancer Center director Nishio Masamichi, a radiation treatment specialist. The piece, entitled “The Problem of Radiation Exposure Countermeasures for the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Concerns for the Present Situation”, was . . . → Read More: Radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than numbers released to public, says Japan’s former Minister for Internal Affairs

Radioactive waste was dumped in trenches along six acres above town of Los Alamos — Dept. of Energy official says radiation threat is ‘pretty limited’

Los Alamos Radiation Threat ‘Limited’ in N.M. Fire, Associated Press, July 01, 2011:

[...] Los Alamos Canyon runs past runs past the old Manhattan Project site in town and a 1940s era dump site where workers are near the end of a clean-up project of low-level radioactive waste. The World War II Manhattan Project . . . → Read More: Radioactive waste was dumped in trenches along six acres above town of Los Alamos — Dept. of Energy official says radiation threat is ‘pretty limited’

Fox News: “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima” — Media paying little attention to radiation in food, as if problem only involves Japan

Radiation in Our Food, Fox News by Chris Kilham, June 29, 2011:

[...] Milk, fruits and vegetables show trace amounts of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daichi power plants, and the media appears to be paying scant attention, if any attention at all. It is as if the problem only involves Japan [...]

Radiation . . . → Read More: Fox News: “U.S. is receiving a steady flow of radiation from Fukushima” — Media paying little attention to radiation in food, as if problem only involves Japan

High potential for “major calamity” at Los Alamos if fire reaches 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste in fabric-type building, says former top security official

Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation, ABC news. June 28, 2011:

[...] “It contains approximately 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste,” former top security official Glen Walp said. “It’s not contained within a concrete, brick and mortar-type building, but rather in a sort of fabric-type building that a fire could easily consume.

“Potential is . . . → Read More: High potential for “major calamity” at Los Alamos if fire reaches 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste in fabric-type building, says former top security official

Fukushima Weekly Wrapup for June 24

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Reactor No. 2 basement filled with radioactive “rust red” colored water measuring 430 millisieverts per hour at surface (PHOTO)

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Work begins inside No.2 reactor building, NHK, June 22, 2011 . . . → Read More: Reactor No. 2 basement filled with radioactive “rust red” colored water measuring 430 millisieverts per hour at surface (PHOTO)

“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)

Radiation levels spiked 155 miles south of Fukushima after 1st explosion — Nuclear industry insiders told by officials to keep findings quiet

Toxic truth about Japan’s ‘miracle’: Post-tsunami harmony is a myth and the reality is startlingly different, Daily Mail by Richard Jones, June 18, 2011:

TEPCO was able to control information through the age-old system of Press Clubs, where the government provides information to selected media.

But The Mail on Sunday spoke to sources inside . . . → Read More: Radiation levels spiked 155 miles south of Fukushima after 1st explosion — Nuclear industry insiders told by officials to keep findings quiet

Radiation hot spots found in Tokyo — 3.5 times limit set by Japanese law (MAP)

eSci: Unsafe Radiation Found Near Tokyo, Vast Area of Japan Contaminated, Japan Nuclear Incident Liveblogs, June 16, 2011:

Science Magazine reports that Japanese scientists have become so concerned about the health of their children that they have initiated their own radiation monitoring program and made their own maps. The results are shocking.

Parents in . . . → Read More: Radiation hot spots found in Tokyo — 3.5 times limit set by Japanese law (MAP)

Radiation level in Tokyo much higher than publicly announced (VIDEO)

Radiation level in Tokyo much higher than publicly announced (VIDEO)

Radiation levels of the Japanese government spoof, 금.TV, June 16, 2011: Google Translation

The Japanese government announced the radiation levels displayed in the map view is shown in this video is good published papers. [...]

This video is from the radiation detector is 0.347 micro-[Sieverts] Per Hour shows. This 347 nSv / h will . . . → Read More: Radiation level in Tokyo much higher than publicly announced (VIDEO)

Radiation 1,000 times safe levels far outside no-go zone — “Very, very dangerous levels” (VIDEO)

Radiation 1000 times safe levels far outside no-go zone — “Very, very dangerous levels” (VIDEO)

Radiation 1000 times over normal outside no-go zone, Russia Today, June 13, 2011:

At :45 in Rain and winds bringing radiation into Fukushima City [60 km from plant] We were at a spot with 1,000 times safe dosage… Very, very dangerous levels Area considered safe by authorities Hot spots where radiation is off the . . . → Read More: Radiation 1,000 times safe levels far outside no-go zone — “Very, very dangerous levels” (VIDEO)

Highest Yet: Radiation inside Reactor No. 1 drywell rises to 250 Sieverts per hour

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Radiation dose, Unit 1 nuclear power plant Hukushima, atmc.jp, June 4, 2011:

See also: 4,000 millisieverts per hour detected at No. 1 reactor building