TV: “Typhoon appears to have affected Fukushima Daiichi plant” — Giant spike in radioactivity after #Wipha — Suspected of causing high levels of strontium to flow into Pacific (VIDEO)

Published: October 17th, 2013 at 8:44 am ET
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NHK Newsline, Oct. 17, 2013: “The typhoon also appears to have affected the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant.”

Asahi Shimbun, Oct. 17, 2013: Typhoon flushes out radioactive strontium at Fukushima nuclear plant [...] leaving water with high strontium levels in a drainage ditch that connects to the ocean. [TEPCO] said Oct. 17 that radioactive strontium and other beta rays measuring 1,400 becquerels per liter were detected at the drainage ditch about 150 meters from the ocean. The legal standard for strontium emissions is 30 becquerels per liter. [...] The previous day, the radioactivity level was 19 becquerels per liter, according to TEPCO. [...] the highly contaminated water may have flowed into the ocean.

Graphic shows strontium water flowing directly into Pacific from a point outside Tepco’s harbor — Yet it was only yesterday that Prime Minister Abe once again claimed that radioactive contamination was contained with the harbor (SOURCE: Asahi)

NHK, Oct. 17, 2013: High radioactivity in Fukushima Daiichi ditch [...] [Tepco] says it has detected high levels of radioactivity in a ditch leading to the sea, after Typhoon Wipha brought heavy rain. [...] [Tepco] detected 1,400 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive material at a measuring point 150 meters from the sea on Wednesday. The figure was [...] more than 70 times higher than readings taken on Tuesday. It’s also the highest since monitoring of the ditch water was started in August. Officials say rain from the typhoon caused contaminated soil to flow into the ditch and created the high radioactivity. [...] Officials also say they will assess the effects on the surrounding sea.

See also: “No one even measures the strontium level — Strontium is scariest of all, it penetrates and stays in bones, causing leukemia — Particularly dangerous for growth phase of children exposed today” (VIDEO)

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Published: October 17th, 2013 at 8:44 am ET
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59 comments to TV: “Typhoon appears to have affected Fukushima Daiichi plant” — Giant spike in radioactivity after #Wipha — Suspected of causing high levels of strontium to flow into Pacific (VIDEO)

  • Sickputer

    Long-lived strontium-90 not only flows unimpeded into the Pacific Ocean at Fukushambles, the invisible particles are gathered up in the wind and rain EVERY DAY and deposited all across Japan.

    Rain and snow carries nuclear hazards to Tokyo….the bone-seeker poison is quickly and invisibly coming to food and water sources for all of the world, but especially central Japan.

    Bioaccumulation of strontium-90 in Japan is rapidly becoming much worse then the 1960s when the levels brought Kennedy and Khrushchev together to sign the ban on open air nuclear bomb testing. Scary stuff… On the Beach in Fukushima,


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Of course it affected the plant…I wonder how the tilting containers faired.
    I wonder how the tilting reactors faired..

    Here is Abe less than 24 hours ago…
    Oct 16 2013

    Abe claims Fukushima radioactive water woes are ‘under control’

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/16/national/abe-claims-fukushima-radioactive-water-woes-are-under-control/#.Ul_e0knnZYc


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      From article above: " ' The situation has been under control as a whole,' Abe reckoned, answering questions from Banri Kaieda, head of the Democratic Party of Japan, about the policy speech Abe delivered Tuesday when the Diet convened an extraordinary session. The DPJ was in power when the Fukushima nuclear crisis started in 2011.

      Critics also lashed out when Abe made similar assertions last month when he made a presentation to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires for Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics. The city won the bid by beating Istanbul and Madrid, but at the same time repeated reports on the radioactive water spills plaguing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear plant were circulating, causing an international stir.

      Kaieda said Wednesday that Abe should be more careful about assessing the situation at the plant, criticizing his remarks as being ' extremely flippant.' "

      Extemely flippant comments by Abe, yes.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And then there is this BEAST.

    "“They need to have a number of foreign firms to come in and assist them with the cleanup,” Lady Barbara Judge said in a recent interview in Tokyo. “For Tepco right now, it’s a question of learning as you go.”

    Lady Judge is no stranger to the challenges of dealing with a damaged nuclear plant. She was in charge of the UK Atomic Energy Authority from 2004 to 2010 when it decommissioned a number of plants and oversaw the cleanup of a uranium and plutonium leak at the Thorp nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Sellafield in Cumbria, England."

    She's enlisting more private contractors..to steal the money from the Japanese people.
    Decommissioned which reactors?

    The cleanup at Thorpe ..no way compares to the triple melt down at Fukushima.
    She has no answers ..neither does anyone else.

    Huge radioactive leak closes Thorp nuclear plant


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Lady Judge's "learn as you go" approach isn't reassuring in this situation. Expertise at the highest level is needed. She doesn't have the experience needed here. Is she just another PR mouth organ nuke shill? It appears she is.

      She's so blithely flippant it makes me want to puke.


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    • We Not They Finally

      It's not worth even talking about Lady Barbara Judge like she's human. She's not. She tells any lie she's told to. The last I remember of her, she was right on site in Fukushima (really???) and that the morale there was "absolutely fantastic."

      Best to sideline this b____ whenever she comes up. Letting her into the discussion is like throwing radioactive puke in the faces of children.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    (cont.)

    Link for above…

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/may/09/environment.nuclearindustry

    Thorp is up for abandonment in 2018..AFTER all orders are filled.

    Sellafield Thorp site to close in 2018
    June 7 2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-18353122

    What a 'timely' decommissioning…


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    "Cancer at Malibu, California High School.

    Posted on October 16, 2013

    Classes have been moved from Malibu High School to an adjoining school after twenty faculty members issued a letter to the school district saying that:

    … three teachers had been recently diagnosed with stage 1 thyroid cancer, another three had thyroid problems, and seven suffered migraines. The letter also cited incidents of hair loss, rashes and bladder cancer…

    Thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases are caused by radioactive iodine. In fact, iodine-131 is used in thyroid ablation. This is used to destroy all remaining thyroid tissue for people who have had their thyroids completely removed due to thyroid cancer. “The purpose of Iodine-131 for thyroid ablation is to destroy all functioning thyroid tissue.”

    Mangano and Sherman have found elevated levels of hypothyroidism among infants on the west coast after the meltdowns. High levels of iodine-131 in California kelp were also detected after Fuku…

    http://optimalprediction.com/wp/cancer-at-malibu-california-high-school/


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I was just reading about the starfish falling apart into goo last night, when I fell asleep. In a dream I saw a couple of my friends fighting in their version of "man up M*F*. Rolling off the top of a monster truck, My friends hit the ground locked in "mortal combat."

      A problem became apparent when my friends were standing up. One of my friends arms appeared to be leaking a clear fluid. It was gushing about a 5 gallons a minute and looked like a radiator hose busted in his arm. His skin was sloughing off. In a millionth of a second in dreamtimes, both of my friends arm were sloughing off their skin, and appeared as to be chicken wings or a cracked open lobster claw with some meat removed. Man the whole time their arms were spraying and dripping.

      That was a messed up dream, my friends. Just think about what the starfish and other sea life are going through. If I was the producer of the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon, I would be all over this Fukushima Pacific killer like stink on shit.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Well..She has to say something..The UK is busy shoveling nuclear down their own throats.
    And are busy conning the Chinese into building..what they want.

    Britain nuclear deal opens door to Chinese ownership

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-china-britain-nuclear-idUSBRE99G06X20131017

    She reads a story to the UK and around the world….a fairy tale..in which she leaves out.. the part about the children being tossed into the nuclear fire..call Fukushima Npp.


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    • pure water

      I suspected this vegetable family having such ability, as far as it was highly recomended for breast cancer prevention. Radiation is the main cause for breast cancer.
      Food and water can be chosen more or less successfully, together with proper supplements and herbs, but air is the big problem. WHO has come with this:
      The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a consultation by an expert panel organized by IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, which is based in Lyon, France.
      http://news.yahoo.com/agency-air-pollution-causes-cancer-093059748.html
      This is published less than 3 hours ago, and after so many lies, I think they need some "scientific"prediction for what is ahead of us.


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  • scottyji scottyji

    Who can answer this =

    IF… studies point to SFP 4 having burned off several times ( and Hatrick Penry's exhaustively documented web site concurs using the NRC documents), is there anything left in there to try to pull out?

    http://enenews.com/3-recent-studies-report-fukushima-unit-4-was-on-fire-multiple-times-occurred-in-spent-fuel-cooling-pool

    See also
    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/unit-4-is-there-intact-fuel-left.html

    Or is the new building next to #4 just a theater and movie show? Will TEPCO exonerate itself by rolling old video of some older and ancient fuel rod extraction operation?

    I speculate this may be the case…similar to 9/11: what you saw ( and will see at Unit 4) was NOT nhow it came down (pun intended).

    Comments?


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The recently reported thyroid cancers in Los Angeles is unsettling.


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  • Edward Edward

    All eyes are on the economy, nothing to see in Fukushima. The people don't ask, we don't tell. Plan a vacation, buy a new suv/truck. Purchase, spend, consume it makes you happy – feel like a winner. Who cares about future generations, certainly not government.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      My neighbor's dog has some kind of problem. I think it has mites and recently it may have become mange. It often sits on the concrete sidewalk and spins on its' ass and constantly bites at its skin on the back of its' hind legs and gnaws at the front of its' front legs. As it spins and bites and spins and spins and spins and spins and spins and bites and spins and bites and spins and spins and spins and spins and bites……

      It reminds me of the governments of the world. Man someone put some neem on that dog already. I know I did.


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      • Edward Edward

        It sounds like your neighbor's dog has a bad case of fleas. I hope someone cares for the poor dog soon – it is unable to help itself.


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        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          @unincredulous; "fleas" and/or worms??!! Poor pooch! :( My little guy(long-haired Chihuahua)has had similar issues despite a higher-end flea collar and monthly flea & tick baths. What worries me is the "hack" he's developed and the recurring ear infections and when he licks stuff on the ground or grass,.etc. I yell at him to 'stop" and he usually listens,but if he licks the dirty,radioactive,germ-laden ground just a few times per day or even per week it adds up to internal contamination at "some" level??!! And for a 6 lb. dog it HAS to be BAD in any event! :|


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  • sangell

    I don't Japanese law and custom but why in the world are not the displaced residents of the Fukushima exclusion zone demanding compensation and why has not the Japanese government condemned the adjacent land and told TEPCO to build proper storage and treatment facilities for the contaminated water? Look at that 'drainage ditch'. It does not require a Hoover dam to block it and prevent radioactive soil from washing into the sea. Were it raw sewage in that ditch you can bet the Japanese government would tell the property owner to collect and treat his excrement. I would suggest that the Japanese government is complicit with Tepco in just turning a blind eye to this radioactive runoff. They've got almost 100 square miles of 'exclusion zone' to build whatever is needed to deal with this disaster and yet they keep trying to shoehorn a jerry rigged system on the grounds of Tepco's facility. My guess it is because they wish to preserve the fiction that the residents of the exclusion zone will, in the not to distant future, be able to return.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I think they are shallow thinkers. I don't think they understand proportion at all. This is not your dad's old Ford leaking oil on the driveway. Maybe a ditch dug with a pop sickle stick would do to drain it off the drive.

      This is a leak like all of the rivers of the world put together. A deluge that would swallow all of your pop sickle sticks that were ever made and wash them all away to the other side of the sun.

      Just so you little boys in diapers that are running Japan and building nuke plants all over the place might just open your eyes and see. When these nuke plants leak, It is the end of the world. Wake up. Please.

      You should be building something that boggles the mind in its complexity and modern design.

      Shit buy a shovel already.


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  • mhocker10

    Tepco will begin removing rods from the spent fuel pool in less then 20 days… if they keep to their schedule.

    I cried like a baby last night just thinking about Fuku, the impending death of the Pacific Ocean and those poor Japanese citizens getting irradiated every day…

    I truly feel sorry for this planet.


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  • My guess is that they simply used the storm as cover to drain some of the highly radiated strontium water. Yesterday they reported that all water released was lovingly tested and only water that was safe was released and today its like, oops. This water originated as fresh water pumped through the broken cooling system of the melted cores. What doesn't leak gets retrieved and pumped through a filtration system that removes cesium but cant remove strontium. Water then cycles through the system picking up more and more strontium until it cant be used for coolant anymore. Then it gets stored at the tank farm. The tank farm is getting full. They could buy a supertanker to store all this water but they prefer cheap bolt together not welded tanks the cheaper the better. A local tank manufacture refused to make tanks for tepco as tepco wanted cheap under engineered tanks and company refused to do that.


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  • Sangell, responding down here as I think its important to the overall discussion. You said "I would suggest that the Japanese government is complicit with Tepco in just turning a blind eye to this radioactive runoff." Yes obviously this is whats happening. You are a quick learner. I laugh when I read some of the newbies here indignantly writing about the percieved bungling of Tepco. Sounds like me when I first started. It is purposeful bungling. The only criticism I have of Enenews is it does not pick up the financial side of this equation.
    10 billion us$ has been invested into the Rokosho reprocessing plant and this facility looks like the international answer to get rid of over stockpiled plutonium and spent fuel rods but USA says to Japan what are you going to do with it if all your nuke plants are shut down? This plant can also produce weapons grade plutonium and it sure makes US look dumb as they try to stop Irans nuclear initiative when Japan has the ability to produce plutonium now. One aspect of the nuclear equation as PM Abe would like very much to rip up WW2 treaty and build up Japans army no doubt he would like to go nuclear weapons too.


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  • Heart of the Rose, thank you for mentioning Lady Judge. Proof positive that Tepco has no plan of remediation just a plan of deceit.
    When it could hire any number of nuclear scientists locally, engineering companies or even sit down over coffee with Arnie who do they hire? A slimeball New York lawyer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara,_Lady_Judge

    Just read her credentials. A law background not a science background.
    This speaks volumes as to how Tepco/Jgov want to handle this crisis.


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  • pkjn

    Victims of Fukushima radiation: health concerns on the rise
    16 October 2013 The Voice of Russia
    The nuclear accident of Fukushima is already leading to a surge in the number of cases of thyroid cancer. Annual incidence of thyroid cancer among those 18-years-old and younger in the Fukushima area to be 157 per one million, more than 31 times superior to the national average of five per million. The report also states that the cancer is displaying stronger and faster evolution than that after the Chernobyl. These might be the signs of a wider health catastrophe.
    http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_10_16/Victims-of-Fukushima-radiation-health-concerns-on-the-rise-3263/


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  • mairs mairs

    I recently had to put down one of my cats due to thyroid cancer. I mentioned this before, but I also have a young dog who had to have a a huge soft-tissue sarcoma removed from her neck which involved the nerves. It was malignant but those don't metastasize as much as other types, but they can recur.

    I have a few cats in my office. I have a business which entails working outside so people come and go in and out of the office. I also have cats inside my home which are relatively isolated. The cats inside are fine, but the cats in the office have lesions on their bodies. I've had cats since the 1970's and I've never seen anything like this before. The vet has sent out a scraping to have it cultured. They don't have fleas or ringworm. They have crusty sores on their bodies. They are in an area where people tramp in dirt from outside, while the cats in the low-traffic residence are healthy.

    I do live 30 miles from Los Alamos, but I've lived here for 14 years and never had problems like these except in the last year.


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  • Charles Charles

    Oh sure, lets use the Typhoon as an excuse to open the valves on the storage tanks.


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Remember folks, leafy green vegetables known for cancer protection/prevention can only be effective IF they are clean from radionuclides! If they were grown indoors in a greenhouse and given clean water then yes probably a good idea. If they were ever exposed to rain mixed with fallout, or soil contaminated from rainfall with Cesium even at 1% well then I would say hot vegetables will not protect you against anything, they in turn will only add to your already increasing bio-accumulation. I have seen an image of an Inspector radiation detector reading 600 CPM on these same type of veggies grown outside exposed to rain.


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