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Saturday, 18 June 2011

This is THE BEST DOCUMENTED Blog about Fukushima that was obviously hidden from our view.... please read it for a fuller understanding of the crisis as it unfolded

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

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 scientists and health professionals. [...]
Mangano said radiation combined with higher levels of iodine the EPAQ found in Philadelphia’s water two months ago may be killing young babies here. [...]
[CDC data] shows an average of five infant deaths a week in the five weeks leading up to the fallout in Japan.
Then, for the 10 weeks after Japan, there was an average of 7. 5. [...]

Fukushima: Global Survival Guide V2 update

Fukushima: Global Survival Guide

V2.

  1. Save all of these notes to your belongings and assets that are electronically stored on paper..          
  2. Write ALL of this down if available: secure everything:
    1. Hard Drive
    2. Removable Drive
    3. All other computers
    4. PRINT IT OFF
    5. PRINT IT OFF AND HAND IT TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
    6. Do everything as quietly and quickly as possible.
  3. Put everything you know of financially or property realistic on paper and secure it in as many locations as you can.
    1. NO FRESH FOOD IS SAFE. In times of emergency, eat foods that are dried and stored and away from the outside…. STOCK UP ON WATER
    2. Buy paper money, water and tin food, and store it away from as much environment as you can.
  4. Safe places in emergency are not far away. Think of farm land, Mountains, Family holiday spots, and most importantly,- away from populated areas. REMEMBER… time of emergency calls for drastic action…. We are there now….
  5. The more coverage with plant life, the safer you are
  6. The more depth of simple cover like clay, the safer you are
  7. Place water through clay and boil it. It may not save us all, but is better than nothing,
  8. Leave clothing.. if you must venture out….. outside…… throw it away.. it will be irradiated.
  9. If you have someway to keep vegetables under cover.. grow them with rechargeable lights
  10. Money will be worthless as will electronic transfer. Keep foodstuffs and clothing for Barter; batteries, water, and a firearm are essentials.
  11. During a time like this nothing is irrational except the irrational.
  12. Keep plenty of plastic and paper containers that are disposable for personal hygiene.
  13. Spending all you have for a rainy day, to see another rainy day, should not be out of the question.
I have a Blog, but only to maintain the message…. Love to all

Fuku cover up...http://www.counterpunch.org/takashi03222011.html

They say as you move away the radiation is reduced in inverse ratio to the square of the distance. I want to say the reverse. Internal irradiation happens when radioactive material is ingested into the body. What happens? Say there is a nuclear particle one meter away from you. You breathe it in, it sticks inside your body; the distance between you and it is now at the micron level. One meter is 1000 millimeters, one micron is one thousandth of a millimeter. That’s a thousand times a thousand: a thousand squared. That’s the real meaning of “inverse ratio of the square of the distance.” Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

You have GOT TO BE FRIKKIN JOKING!!!!!!

Tsuruga mayor still supports plan to build 2 more reactors

A photograph shows the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.(Mainichi)
A photograph shows the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.(Mainichi)
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The mayor of Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, has renewed his call for the planned construction of two more reactors at the Tsuruga nuclear power plant to go ahead, despite the nation's rising anti-nuclear sentiment as a result of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
"The central government should take primary responsibility for the safety of the reactors and go ahead with the plan," Tsuruga Mayor Kazuharu Kawase told Kyodo News recently.
Japan Atomic Power Co. currently operates two reactors at the Tsuruga plant, and plans to start building two more reactors there next March.
Kawase said the Tsuruga plant is the city's key industry and is a major contributor to the local economy in terms of employment and tax revenues.
The planned third and fourth reactors would be built with upgraded technologies and are expected to contribute to society both in terms of electric power and the environment, he said. "The newer a reactor is, the safer it is."
Earlier, the central government worked out a new energy plan that calls for building 14 more reactors by 2030. But the Cabinet of Prime Minister Naoto Kan has pledged to review this after the crisis at the Fukushima plant triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Currently, Fukui Prefecture hosts 13 reactors, the most of any prefecture. Of the 13, six are shut down for regular checks or because they have problems.
(Mainichi Japan) June 17, 2011

Gov't allows part of radioactive tainted sludge to be buried

In this Monday, June 13, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., a machine collects radioactive substances in the air for sampling at the Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
In this Monday, June 13, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., a machine collects radioactive substances in the air for sampling at the Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government task force on nuclear emergency said Thursday it has decided to allow sludge containing 8,000 becquerels per kilogram or less of radioactive cesium to be buried in waste disposal sites only if residential houses are not built there in the future.
It also said sludge containing over 8,000 to 100,000 becquerels per kg of cesium could be buried after evaluating its safety individually, while sludge measuring more than 100,000 becquerels per kg should be kept under shielding but its final disposal manner is undecided.

Gov't to designate new evacuation spots near Fukushima plant

Gov't to designate new evacuation spots near Fukushima plant

The NNSA hazard map released by the U.S. federal government. The Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is marked by a white dot at right.
The NNSA hazard map released by the U.S. federal government. The Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is marked by a white dot at right.
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan has decided to designate new spots for possible evacuation near the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that are feared to have radiation levels which go beyond an internationally recommended benchmark, the top government spokesman said Thursday.
The policy on the areas dubbed as "hot spots" will cover specific households in a residential area, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said at a news conference. Currently, the government in principle imposes an evacuation order on a municipality basis.
He said the government will support those who wish to evacuate from the hot spots and that children and pregnant women especially are urged to leave the spots, which register radiation levels that could exceed the 20-millisieverts yardstick a year.
Edano also said, "We see that there is no such risk that warrants a blanket evacuation," indicating it is not necessary to make the evacuation from the spots mandatory.
He added the government at the same time needs to give the heads-up to residents on a possibility that by staying in the hot spots for too long every day, they may end up accumulating more than 20 millisieverts.
The benchmark of 20 millisieverts is based on a recommendation by the International Atomic Energy Agency that the annual limit of radiation level should be in the range of 20 to 100 millisieverts in an emergency.
Following the start of the nuclear crisis, the government has prohibited entry into a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima plant, which continues to emit radiation, and ordered the evacuation of people in designated areas outside the zone where radiation levels are feared to surpass the limit.

read the entire article at:
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110617p2g00m0dm018000c.html

In the US, physician Janette Sherman MD and epidemiologist Joseph Mangano published an essay shedding light on a 35 per cent spike in infant mortality in northwest cities that occurred after the Fukushima meltdown, and may well be the result of fallout from the stricken nuclear plant.

Aljareeza pops the cork on Fukushima... finally....

Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind," Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.
Japan's 9.0 earthquake on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that crippled the cooling systems at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. It also led to hydrogen explosions and reactor meltdowns that forced evacuations of those living within a 20km radius of the plant.

Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, managing and coordinating projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the US, says the Fukushima nuclear plant likely has more exposed reactor cores than commonly believed.

"Fukushima has three nuclear reactors exposed and four fuel cores exposed," he said, "You probably have the equivalent of 20 nuclear reactor cores because of the fuel cores, and they are all in desperate need of being cooled, and there is no means to cool them effectively."

TEPCO has been spraying water on several of the reactors and fuel cores, but this has led to even greater problems, such as radiation being emitted into the air in steam and evaporated sea water - as well as generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive sea water that has to be disposed of.

"The problem is how to keep it cool," says Gundersen. "They are pouring in water and the question is what are they going to do with the waste that comes out of that system, because it is going to contain plutonium and uranium. Where do you put the water?"

Even though the plant is now shut down, fission products such as uranium continue to generate heat, and therefore require cooling.

"The fuels are now a molten blob at the bottom of the reactor," Gundersen added. "TEPCO announced they had a melt through. A melt down is when the fuel collapses to the bottom of the reactor, and a melt through means it has melted through some layers. That blob is incredibly radioactive, and now you have water on top of it. The water picks up enormous amounts of radiation, so you add more water and you are generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive water."

Independent scientists have been monitoring the locations of radioactive "hot spots" around Japan, and their findings are disconcerting.

"We have 20 nuclear cores exposed, the fuel pools have several cores each, that is 20 times the potential to be released than Chernobyl," said Gundersen. "The data I'm seeing shows that we are finding hot spots further away than we had from Chernobyl, and the amount of radiation in many of them was the amount that caused areas to be declared no-man's-land for Chernobyl. We are seeing square kilometres being found 60 to 70 kilometres away from the reactor. You can't clean all this up. We still have radioactive wild boar in Germany, 30 years after Chernobyl."

read more at....
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/201161664828302638.html

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fukushima: How the World media and Governments are preparing us for the worst by lying....

Whilst we a being "drip-fed" partial truths... almost like breaking the news gently to a child that their favourite pet has died, we are also now being fed misinformation to turn us away from the truth of the disaster.

Look in any mainstream media, and you will see this form of subversive misdirection slowly being fed to us sheeple.

1. WHO (the world health organisation) have NOW found that cell phones cause brain cancers, which we have known for many year.

2. "Strange" new maladies are affect people across Europe and the Middle East eg: Organic forms of Haemoragic fever (look up Ebola)

3. A "Huge" radiation storm is headed for the Earth, affecting the Ionisphere, disrupting communications and further doing damage.

4. Climate warming is 'suddenly' reaching a criticality. (note: High energy releases of Radioctive particles are "hot", that is temperature-wise, and travelling in our air-streams around the globe)

Now;

Despite the levels of truth about these occurances, it is interesting that we now have these, not only bed fellows, but scape goats that can very easily spread to the masses via the media so as to be able to blame them seperately or concurently dependent upon need.

Remember, millions of people poisoned has NOTHING to do with Fukushima... becuase it is UNDER CONTROL, and levels are COMPLETELY SAFE.......


Dr Helen Caldicott says that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has the potential to make Japan “uninhabitable”, yet the mainstream media in Australia continue to ignore the crisis. Managing editor David Donovan reports.

Yesterday – the same day Germany announced it would close all its nuclear plants because of Fukushima, and dangerous levels of radiation were reported in Japanese clean-up workers – Independent Australia did a straw poll of 50 random people at a metropolitan shopping centre in Queensland. Each of them was asked: “were you aware that there had been a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in Japan”. Almost all of these respondents recognised the name Fukushima but only 4 of the 50 – a mere 8 per cent – said they had heard of any meltdown.
This rough poll points to deficiencies in popular media reporting in Australia of what some say has the potential to become the most devastating man-made disaster the world has ever known....

To read More....
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2011/media-2/fukushima-meltdown-caldicott-says-japan-may-become-uninhabitable-media-silent/

Friday, 10 June 2011

Extremely easy to read Radiation Chart..what does it mean for the common person?

http://xkcd.com/radiation/



Sources here.
I waive all copyright to this chart and place it in the public domain, so you are free to reuse it anywhere with no permission necessary. (However, keep in mind that I am not a radiation expert, and this chart is intended for general public informational use only.)

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Japan recalls Shizuoka tea over radiation fears (AFP)

Japan recalls Shizuoka tea over radiation fears
(AFP) – 47 minutes ago

TOKYO — Japan has detected radiation above the legal limit in tea grown in Shizuoka, the heart of the nation's green tea industry, officials said Friday, blaming the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

A tea dealer has started a recall of the dried tea after measuring about 679 becquerels of caesium per kilogramme in leaves at a tea factory in the city of Shizuoka, prefectural officials said. The legal limit is 500 Bq/kg.

Earlier this month Japan banned the shipment of green tea leaves from all or part of four other prefectures around Tokyo -- Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa and Tochigi -- after radioactive caesium above legal levels was found in samples.

Shizuoka prefecture will carry out sampling tests at some 100 other tea factories in the area next week, although the caesium was at a level unlikely to affect human health, the prefecture said.

It was the first detection of radiation above the legal limit in tea grown in Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, where some 35,000 tonnes of dried tea is produced annually.

"We believe the source of the radiation was the Fukushima nuclear power plant," a prefectural official said.

Exports of green tea have virtually stopped due to lack of orders, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

The Fukushima Daiichi plant, located some 220 kilometres (135 miles) northeast of Tokyo and 360 kilometres from Shizuoka, was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

It has since leaked radiation into the air, ground and ocean, and engineers say it will take at least another half a year to stabilise it.

The central government has imposed a ban on a range of vegetables and dairy produce from parts of Fukushima prefecture and several neighbouring regions and banned fishing in the vicinity of the plant.

Copyright © 2011 AFP. All rights reserved

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Summer Brings New Problems Affecting Japan And World: Will Fukushima Cause International Higher Mortality Rates?







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Watch the TBS feed AND the TEPCO Webcam simulcast
EXCLUSIVELY HERE 

http://lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/lucaswebcamwatch.html


“Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water.”
Albert Einstein


“There is a way of survival which will strengthen and help you.
There is also a way of destruction which will push you into oblivion.”
I Ching




Kiken (Danger)

Over the last fifty years it has become apparent that nuclear energy is full of dangers, some of which carry repercussions even greater than those produced by a nuclear weapon.  By way of their response to the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, the nuclear industry, regulatory oversight committees, nuclear engineers, and leading scientific experts have failed the global community.  Their actions have proved that they continually underestimated the situation, and did not fully understand it before making crucial decisions.







The quantities of radiation released to date are

unprecedented, say the Japanese government, and they are very

sorry for having withheld important information.  They will also likely claim it “unprecedented” as people across the island nation and northern hemisphere are subjected to short and

long term exposure to radioactive materials emitted from the power plants 3 reactors in

full meltdown.




It has been known for over 20 years that it would only take one nuclear reactor to contaminate over half of the planet.  The old criteria for measuring a nuclear accident, and acceptable levels of radiation exposure

no longer apply.  There are many medical studies whose results lay in direct contrast to the statistics provided by international nuclear reports.  While there have been many other nuclear disasters, there has never been one at this scale.  There is rising concerns that fallout from testing during the 1950s may have weakened the immune systems of the youth, making them more susceptible to

future biological effects of additional fallout from other disasters.



Science has long studied the effects of stress, extreme disasters, and imminent death on the actions and thought process of those working on-scene, as well as those living in the surrounding area.  The

danger of radiation is that it is undetectable
, and when faced with a threat that exceeds understanding and imagination, the majority of the those affected have

trouble believing the threat is real
.





Radiation affects the body directly through the tissue, muscles, bones, and other organs in the body.  The most terrifying aspect of radiation is that it destroys and mutates DNA in the human body, destroying what makes an individual “human” -- including the unique strand of DNA that sets you apart from all of the other carbon-based life-forms on the earth today.

 Low-level radiation promotes the slow release of ‘free radicals’, or unstable molecules.  Production of the most common, oxygen free radicals, is increased by protracted exposure to the radioactivity of ingested fission products. Oxygen free radicals (unstable oxygen molecules with an extra electron) are attracted to the membranes of cells, which they then disable.


At Chernobyl, there was less than

150 tons
of waste entombed in the final sarcophagus.  More than half of the Caesium-137 released in the explosion was carried in the atmosphere to other European nations.  At Fukushima it is estimated there is close to

10,000 tons
of melted corium constantly working to escape the control of TEPCO and the workers on-site.  



There is no denying the truth of the dangers of radiation to the workers on-site at Fukushima Daiichi, for the

reality of those exposed to high levels of radiation will peel away like their

blistered skin.




Historically those workers on site have been left to deal with the consequences of those who have initiated deceptive “security measures” in a vain attempt to withhold the full extent of the damage.
This is the practice of “security” that has been initiated after

every nuclear disaster in history, the erroneous notion that

panic is a greater threat to the population of a nation than the dangers of exposure to radioactive isotopes.  


The Japanese government has declared an area 20km around the site of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima Daiichi as a “no-go zone”.  Recently rises in ground level radiation outside of the evacuated zone has been plauging health officials working tirelessly to keep the public under control.  Officials began attempting to pacify radiation fears by equating the levels to the amounts received during trans-oceanic flights, until nuclear experts began criticizing the comparison considering the two types of radiation and the health effects are not similar.  


In fact, it is odd that this comparison was suggested in the first place, after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, it was popular to suggest the idea that the contamination caused by the Soviet nuclear disaster exceeded the contaminating event of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) determined that a nuclear disaster and atomic bombing cannot be directly compared, partially because of the differences of isotopes that were produced from each event.  


Governing bodies would have the public believe that even though science cannot compare a nuclear disaster with an atomic bombing, health officials can directly compare the effects of radiation from a nuclear disaster to the effects of radiation received from a plane trip.



These types of misleading comparisons have been a constant in a otherwise ever-changing world of radiation quantification.  The first nuclear research reactors were designed to produce 100 Megawatts, while todays industrial power plant on average produces over 1000 megawatts.  As the power producing capabilities increase, so does the legal amount of radiation exposure.  Since March 11th, there have been multiple increases of allowable radiation exposure limits to workers, adults, and children.  This is most concerning to nuclear experts, because they know that deaths have occurred from inhaling or ingesting just one grain of contaminated sand, or a piece of radioactive dust......

Read the rest of this artivle at the EXCELLENT site
http://news.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/
this guy is a modern day legend...

Saturday, 4 June 2011

The End of the World as we know it "REM"Fukushima 5-6-11

LATEST INFO ON FUKUSHIMA

by CatFan @, Green Country, USA, Saturday, June 04, 2011, 10:05
Tom Burnett is an independent investigative journalist who is following closely the developments at Fukushima. During his most recent interview on Rense, the following information was provided.
1) Reactors 1, 2 and 3 have melted down. There is nothing anyone can do about the situation other than keep pouring more fresh water on the glowing glob. This will keep the material at a lower fissile level, but the treatment cannot go on indefinitely, and all the irradiated water is going straight into the ocean where it can be circulated far and wide.
2) There is available on the site, over 4,000 metric tons of nuclear fuel material both fresh and used. This is over 24 times the amount at Chernobyl, which, by the way, will soon have a new concrete tomb placed around it because the radiation ate through the first one. This entombment process will have to be repeated for thousands of years unless science finds a way to change the nature of the material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines recommend a maximum human radiation exposure to 3 millisieverts per year. Fukushima is putting out 235 sieverts per hour. That is 28,592,667 times the maximum recommended amount.
3) The dead zone around Fukushima will most likely include Tokyo in the near future, and may eventually make all of Japan uninhabitable.
4) The glowing glob is slowly eating its way down through the containment vessel and building, and will ultimately continue sinking into the ground. Once there, pouring more water on it will not help. The material will at some point contact ground water at which time, there will be a major steam explosion sending irradiated material into the air and the ocean.
This is the most disastrous event in known human history, but you will hear little of it since the authorities do not want to stampede the public. Instead, they will let people slowly cook in the giant microwave.

Fukushima.. more mirrors and slight of hand..... June already....

Tepco detects 4,000 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima reactor building

No. 1 plant's air radiation highest measured so far

Kyodo, AP
Tepco said Saturday it has detected radiation of up to 4,000 millisieverts per hour at the building housing the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.



The radiation reading, which was taken when Tokyo Electric Power Co. sent a robot into the No. 1 reactor building on Friday, is believed to be the largest detected in the air at the plant so far.
On Friday, Tepco found that steam was spewing from the reactor floor. Nationally televised news Saturday showed blurry video of steady smoke curling up from an opening in the floor.
Tepco said it took the reading near the floor at the southeast corner of the building, under which runs a pipe emitting steam. No damage to the pipe was found, the utility said.
The pressure suppression containment vessel is located under the building and highly radioactive contaminated water generated by the reactor is believed to have accumulated there, Tepco said, adding the steam is probably coming from the water.
The utility said its workers have no plan to work near that area, but it will carefully monitor developments.
Meanwhile, tanks for storing radioactive water were on their way Saturday to the plant.
Tepco has said radioactive water could start overflowing from temporary storage areas on June 20, or possibly sooner if there is heavy rainfall.
Two of the 370 tanks were due to arrive Saturday from a manufacturer in nearby Tochigi Prefecture, Tepco said. Two hundred of them can store 100 tons, and 170 can store 120 tons.
The tanks will continue arriving through August and will store a total of 40,000 tons of radioactive water, according to Tepco.
Workers have been fighting to get the plant under control since the March 11 tsunami knocked out power, destroyed backup generators and halted the crucial cooling systems for the reactors, causing the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Several explosions have scattered radioactive debris around the plant, and reactors are spewing radiation into the air.
On Friday, nine workers entered the building to attach a pressure indicator to the pressure vessel, with the workers exposed to up to about 4 millisieverts of radiation, according to Tepco.
Nuclear fuel rods are believed to have melted almost completely and sunk to the bottom of three reactors' containers, although falling short of a complete meltdown, in which case the fuel would have melted entirely through the container bottoms.
Tepco has promised to bring the plant under control by January, but doubts are growing whether this projection is overly optimistic. The plan calls for a reprocessing system for the radioactive water by June 15, with hopes of reusing the water as coolant in the reactors.

100 year Battle ABC news on Fukushima Crisis

Crews 'facing 100-year battle' at Fukushima

By David Mark, Mark Willacy, staff
Updated Fri Apr 1, 2011 9:33am AEDT
Aerial photo of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant taken on March 20, 2011
High levels of radioactive iodine-131 have been recorded in the Pacific off the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. (AFP: Air Photo Service)
A nuclear expert has warned that it might be 100 years before melting fuel rods can be safely removed from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
The warning came as levels of radioactive iodine flushed into the sea near the plant spiked to a new high and the Wall Street Journal said it had obtained disaster response blueprints which said the plant's operators were woefully unprepared for the scale of the disaster.
Water is still being poured into the damaged reactors to cool melting fuel rods.
But one expert says the radiation leaks will be ongoing and it could take 50 to 100 years before the nuclear fuel rods have completely cooled and been removed.
"As the water leaks out, you keep on pouring water in, so this leak will go on for ever," said Dr John Price, a former member of the Safety Policy Unit at the UK's National Nuclear Corporation.
"There has to be some way of dealing with it. The water is connecting in tunnels and concrete-lined pits at the moment and the question is whether they can pump it back.
"The final thing is that the reactors will have to be closed and the fuel removed, and that is 50 to 100 years away.
"It means that the workers and the site will have to be intensely controlled for a very long period of time."
But Laurence Williams, Professor of Nuclear Safety at England's University of Central Lancashire and the former head nuclear regulator for the UK, is relatively comfortable with the situation.
"I have been monitoring it for the last couple of weeks and [the] three reactors seem to be more or less unchanged from initially when they got into the seawater flowing into them," he said.
"We don't know exactly the state of the fuel in those reactors but looking at the data, the pressures and temperatures look fairly stable over the last couple of weeks.
"My view is that as there hasn't been any sort of major catastrophic release of radioactivity, if they can continue to get the fresh water into the reactors and cool them, the decay heat is now fairly stabilising.
"It will take some time before it disappears but so far, so good. But it will take some time to bring under control."
Both experts agree capping the damaged reactors with concrete is not an option.
Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal says it has obtained disaster-readiness plans which show the facility only had one satellite phone and a single stretcher in case of an accident.
The blueprints also provided no detail about the possibility of using firefighters from Tokyo or national troops - both of which have been part of the response to the Fukushima crisis - to deal with any disaster.
Levels of radioactive iodine-131 in the Pacific off the plant have been recorded at a new high of 4,385 times the legal limit.
In 2002, the plant's operator TEPCO admitted to falsifying safety reports, leading to all of its 17 boiling water reactors being shut down for inspection.
TEPCO has already vowed to dismantle the four reactors at the centre of the world's worst atomic accident in 25 years, but now Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan says the Fukushima plant must be scrapped.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Japan:Snow on Fukushima peaks found to be radioactive + Related News

Wednesday,June 1, 2011 Laaska News
Laaska News  June  1,2011
Snow in the mountains in Fukushima Prefecture is showing radioactive contamination at levels above the safety limit for drinking water.
Researchers from Fukushima University performed the analysis with a local environmental group. They sampled snow in 31 locations and at different altitudes from 7 peaks around Fukushima city, from mid-April through early May.
The results showed that snow in 14 locations contained more than 200 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, the adult safe limit for drinking water.
A sample of snow from an altitude of 1,300 meters contained 3,000 becquerels of cesium.
Fukushima University Vice-President Akira Watanabe specializes in meteorology and says the data support his team’s analysis that radioactive substances scattered at an altitude of 1,300 meters.
He is urging mountain climbers not to drink river water or gather edible wild plants, now that high levels of radioactivity in the snow have been confirmed.

Japan seeks to worsen the crisis by sending the waste to the Southern Hemisphere

Whilst researching the crisis yesterday, I came across an article by a Japanese Journalist for a Japanese newspaper (and bugger, because I am trolling through so many I lost the book mark), posing the question of where to send all the waste.

Well... he stated that because Canada and Australia produce the Uranium, we should be responsible for storing it. WRONG!

If they had built their reactors safely, and indeed didn't build them at all, just because these two countries supplied "the parts", does not mean they are responsible for negligent use of them. Ignorant to say the least not to mention passing the buck.

Further more, Australia and the Southern hemisphere are fortunate for the short term, in that the 2 Air Streams collide at the equator meaning less fall out can be distributed down here. Would the Japanese  like to kill everything down here as well thanks to their own folly?

Finally, if the crap finally hits the fan, Australia may be the only largest nation left to rebuild bio-diversity in relative safety, and could rebuild agriculture in the mostly barren parts of the deserts using micro-filtered water, solar power and desalination plants. An honorous task to say the least, but it may be our onloy option.

That;s my opinion only folks.

Mobile Phones can cause radiation cancer, says WHO

The World Health Organisation have NOW decided that Mobile phone use MAy or MAY NOT cause brain tumours.
ZIPPDY FRICKIN ZOO!.... We've all been warned for years!
What does that mean for the average living being?
It means the SPIND DOCTORS ARE IN DAMAGE CONTROL over Fukushima, and a preparing a rapid defence when the radiation starts to murder us all, and will conveniently blame it on the mobile telephone.... that's what it means.........