Sunday, October 30, 2011

10/30/2011 The Lessons Of Fukushima-Interview Of Aileen Mioko Smith

Source: dahawaiiguy808 YouTube channel
Date: 10/30/2011 upload date

This is an interview with Aileen Mioko Smith, the Executive Director of Green Action Japan. Here she states the group's opposition to Japan's fast-breeder reactor program and re-processing to extract plutonium as fuel. In the interview Ms. Smith also describes that nuclear power is actually quite an expensive form of electricity for Japan and how monopolies have grown up within the nuclear industry. TEPCO and the Japanese government work together hand-in-glove. Electric utilities are one of the biggest advertisers in Japan and, as a result, the media does not adequately report on the dangers of nuclear power since they are beholden to their advertisers. The rationale behind not evacuating Fukushima City, which is about 60km away from the melted down Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the capital of Fukushima Prefecture, despite it being heavily contaminated is also explained.

10/27/2011 Japanese government still refusing to evacuate Fukushima children.

Source: dahawaiiguy808 YouTube channel
Date: 10/30/2011 upload date of 10/27/2011 meeting

Saturday, October 29, 2011

10/29/2011 3.52μSv/h road side sand, KASHIWA city El. School

Source: Birdhairjp YouTube channel
Date: 10/29/2011

On 29 Oct 2011, I measured radiation in front of a gate of an elementaly school in Kiwa city, Chiba pref. Japan

The monitorinig place is 200 km from Fukushima Nuclear power plant, and 35 or 40 km to Tokyo, called "Tokyo Hot Spot".

The monitor indicates 0.28 micro Sievert per hour in air at chest hight, 3.52 on roadside sand at ground level.
I am afraid that schildren's lung may chatch the dust from this sand in dry and windy days.

100m from this school, There is a Garbage Ash Landfill facilities of Kashiwa city.

It is told that radioactive materials are con densed in garbage ash. Kasiwa city laid such high polluted ash in the landfill place near this elememtary school till June 2011.

Measuring instrument is made of Ukraine. ECOTEST MKS-05. 3.52μSv/h、柏市富勢西小学校の校門前の砂の上で。

10/29/2011 Ocean Absorbed 79 Percent Of Fukushima Fallout

Source: Forbes
Date: 10/29/2011 @ 8:17AM
by: Jeff McMahon

About 19 percent of airborne fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster was deposited in Japan, and only about 2 percent made it to other land areas in Asia and North America, according to a study published this week by the European Geosciences Union. The bulk was absorbed by the Pacific Ocean.
Read full article here

Friday, October 28, 2011

10/28/2011 XXX sweet potato

Source: Fukushima Diary
Date: 10/28/2011

A massive sweet potato was found.

It’s 9.4kg. 77cm long, 60cm around.

It grew in the farm of Mr.Oshino Chikao, in Funabashi Chiba.

A lot of hot spots are also found in Funabashi too.
Read full article here

10/27/2011 The Simpsons Called It: Three Eyed Fish Caught Outside a Nuclear Power Plant

Source: Gizmodo via Enformable
Date: 10/27/2011
by: Andrew Liszewski

Fishermen in Córdoba, Argentina caught a three-eyed wolf fish in a reservoir fed by a local plant, which will surely hinder the plant’s owner’s attempt run for local office.
According to, the lake where the three-eyed fish was caught is a reservoir where hot water from the facility is pumped, and that folks living nearby have started to grow worried after seeing undeniable evidence of mutation. Never had such a fish been seen there before.

“We were fishing and we got the surprise of getting this rare specimen. As it was dark at that time we did not notice, but then you looked at him with a flashlight and saw that he had a third eye,” said fisherman Julian Zmutt of his unusual discovery.

The men have decided to let it be tested to see if the mutation was actually a result of it being exposed to the water from the plant.

The Embalse is one of the two operational nuclear power plants in Argentina. It is located on the southern shore of a reservoir on the Río Tercero, near the city of Embalse, Córdoba, 1 km south-southwest of Córdoba City.

The plant is a CANDU Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR). It employs natural uranium (that is, with 0.72% of 235U), and uses heavy water for cooling and neutron moderation. It has a thermal power of 2,9 MW, and generates 648 MW of electricity, with a net output of about 600 MW, supplying nearly 4.5% of the production of the Argentine Interconnection System (2005).
Additionally, Embalse produces the cobalt-60 radioisotope, which is employed in medicine (cancer therapy) and industrial applications. Argentina is one of the largest producers and exporters of this isotope in the , along with and .

Embalse was started in 1974 and began operation in 1983 (first criticality March 13 1983, declared commercial Jan 20 1984). It was built by an Italian-Canadian consortium formed by AECL and Italimpianti.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

10/27/2011 "No More Nuclear Power" 100 Women from Fukushima: A Sit-in Action in Tokyo

Source: tokyobrowntabby YouTube channel
Date: 10/27/2011

【Please scroll down】On Oct 27-29, the action will be on Ustream broadcast from 10am to 3pm.

"No more Nuclear Power"
"Evacuate children living in contaminated areas"

100 women from Fukushima will be sitting in front of Agency of Ministry and Trade located in Tokyo, giving a peaceful appeal for three days. Another 100 from all areas in Japan will be sitting from 10/30-11/5.

Ustream broadcast by Independent Web Journal (Tokyo)

This is a mirrored video from

10/24/2011 Radiation check in Japan October 24 2011 over 11µSv/h

Source: asuperdry YouTube channel
Date: 10/24/2011 upload date

Hello again from Kashiwa, this is a drain pipe check right in my own back yard. It could be any drain pipe in any yard here in Kashiwa. I have checked a few other drain pipes in other peoples yards and the ones that don't have good run-off have high readings as well.

10/27/2011 Panel advises limiting lifetime radiation exposure to 100 millisieverts

Source: Kyodo News
Date: 10/27/2011

TOKYO, Oct. 27, Kyodo

A government food safety panel finalized its report Thursday calling for limiting cumulative internal radiation exposure during a person's lifetime to below 100 millisieverts, a benchmark beyond which the risk of cancer increases.

Following the Food Safety Commission's conclusion, which updates an evaluation by its working group in July, the health ministry will convene an advisory panel meeting Monday to revise its provisional limits for radioactive substances in food set after the Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

The current provisional limits such as 500 becquerels of radioactive cesium for rice, vegetables, meat and fish per kilogram, and 200 becquerels for drinking water and milk are expected to be lowered with the commission's advice.
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10/27/2011 Nuclear pollution of sea from Fukushima was world's biggest

Source: AFP (Agence France-Presse)
Date: October 27, 2011 6:05 AM
The IRSN cites deep-water fish, fish at the top of the marine food chain and molluscs and other filtrating organisms as "the species that are the most sensitive" to caesium pollution.
The IRSN cites deep-water fish, fish at the top of the marine food chain and molluscs and other filtrating organisms as "the species that are the most sensitive" to caesium pollution. 
Photograph by: REUTERS/Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force/Handout, xx
PARIS - France's nuclear monitor said on Thursday that the amount of caesium 137 that leaked into the Pacific from the Fukushima disaster was the greatest single nuclear contamination of the sea ever seen.
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10/27/2011 Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated

Source: Bloomberg
Date: October 27, 2011, 4:45 AM EDT
by: Tsuyoshi Inajima

(Updates with NISA comment in fifth paragraph.)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have released more than twice the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese government, a study by European and U.S.-based scientists said.
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10/27/2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster lifts Shell profit

Source: The Indepedent
Date: 10/27/2011
by: Peter Cripps

Spiralling oil prices and strong demand for gas after the Fukushima nuclear disaster helped Shell double its profits between July and September.

Europe's largest oil company reported profits of $7.2 billion (£4.5 billion), up from $3.5 billion (£2.2 billion), at a time of continued fuel price misery for British motorists.

Shell has benefited from a 48% rise in oil prices - partly caused by unrest in the Middle East and North Africa - as well as a 2% increase in production, excluding asset sales.
Natural gas prices have risen nearly a third after the Fukushima nuclear disaster boosted demand as Japan sought alternative sources of power.

Today's figures, which were in line with City expectations, come two days after BP reported a three-fold increase in profits to $5.1 billion (£3.2 billion) for the three months to September.
The Hague-based group said its investments in big new projects including in Canada and Qatar were paying off, while the result was also boosted by stronger refining margins. It plans 20 new investments between 2011 and 2014.

Earnings at its downstream business, which includes its petrol stations, increased by 24% to $1.8 billion (£1.1 billion).

Chief executive Peter Voser also said that although Shell had already met its target of $5 billion (£3.1 billion) of disposals this year, including the $1.2 billion (£750 million) sale of Stanlow refinery in Cheshire, sales of "non-core" assets would continue.
Shares rose 0.7% today. Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown stockbrokers, said the results were a reminder of why some investors adhere to the adage "never sell Shell".
He added: "The update may be the cause of some admiring glances from arch rival BP, currently in the midst of its own transformation."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10/25/2011 Busby: Enriched uranium weapon new battlefield horror

Source: Russia Today
Date: 10/25/2011

The high court in London is to hear a case over the use of uranium-enhanced weapons by U.S.-led forces during the infamous Iraqi Battle of Fallujah in 2005. This, following a number of reports alleging their use was much more widespread than originally thought. RT talks to Christopher Busby, the co-author of two such reports and a visiting professor at the school of Biomedical Studies, the University of Ulster.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

10/20/2011 Fukushima Update with Arnie Gunderson

Source: Corbett Report
Date: uploaded 10/19/2011
by: James Corbett, Arnie Gundersen

Arnie Gundersen of joins us for today's Fukushima Update. We discuss Tokyo's radiation hot spots, TEPCO's "cold shutdown" announcement and what the next step is at the site.
Visit for more great nuclear stories

10/19/2011 Japanese communities record Chernobyl-level radiation

Source: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Lateline
Date: 10/19/2011
by: Mark Willacy, Steve Cannane

Thousands of Japanese forced to evacuate their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster are facing the prospect of never being able to return. 
Visit here for transcript

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

10/15/2011 How to protect oneself from radiation if evacuation is not possible

Source: drdrwoland YouTube channel
Date: 10/15/2011
by: Professor Christopher Busby

Chris Busby updates Japan on what to do to reduce the risk of radiation damage from the contamination from the Strontium-90, Uranium and Plutonium dispersed widely over northern Japan.First of all, evacuate the children and evacuate yourselves. The contamination of the ground and the food is a serious health hazard. Car air filter analysis shows the material on the ground becomes airborne and can be inhaled.

Get away If you can; but if not not then you can reduce the access of these radionuclides to the DNA. It is basic Physical Chemistry that increasing the Calcium concentration, (Calcium which stabilises the DNA phosphate backbone), will inhibit the equilibrium binding of radionuclides like Strontium, Uranium, Plutonium and other high DNAP affinity elements and complex ions. The Iodine thyroid blocking method is based on the same thermodynamic chemical equilibrium idea.

A number of websites have been selling pills based on his ideas and more are being set up but it is straightforward, he says, to buy Calcium/ Magnesium tablets from health food shops where they are not expensive. The adult dose is about 800mg Calcium and 350mg Magnesium. Reduce the dose for children in proportion to their relative weight, so for a 10-year old, about 400mg Calcium and 175mg Magnesium. This is a critical issue: it will save lives and it is so simple and is absolutely harmless.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

10/13/2011 Radiation Hotspot in Tokyo Linked to Mystery Bottles

Source: Reuters via Scientific American
Date: October 13, 2011
by: Yoko Kubota

A radiation hotspot has been detected in Tokyo seven months into Japan's nuclear crisis, but local officials said on Thursday high readings appeared to be coming from mystery bottles stored under a house, not the tsunami-crippled Fukushima atomic plant.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A radiation hotspot has been detected in Tokyo seven months into Japan's nuclear crisis, but local officials said on Thursday high readings appeared to be coming from mystery bottles stored under a house, not the tsunami-crippled Fukushima atomic plant.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, struck by a devastating quake and tsunami in March, has released radiation into the atmosphere that has been carried by winds, rain and snow across eastern Japan.
Officials in Setagaya, a major residential area in Tokyo about 235 km (150 miles) southwest of the plant, said this week it found a radioactive hotspot on a sidewalk near schools, prompting concerns in the country's most populated area far from the damaged nuclear plant.

The radiation measured as much as 3.35 microsieverts per hour on Thursday, higher than some areas in the evacuation zone near the Fukushima plant, the center of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl 25 years ago.

But the local government found several bottles under the floor of a nearby house emitting high levels of radiation.

"A measuring device, when pointed at them, showed very high readings. Radiation levels were even exceeding the upper limit for the device," Setagaya Mayor Nobuto Hosaka told a news conference.
Officials from the Education Ministry are now looking into the matter, including the contents of the bottles.
Public broadcaster NHK said no one had been living in the house in question.
The city of Funabashi, near Tokyo, said that a citizens' group had measured a radiation level of 5.8 microsieverts per hour at a park, but that the city's own survey showed the highest reading at the park was a quarter of that level.

Radiation levels in the 20 km radius evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi plant ranged from 0.5 to 64.8 microsieverts per hour, government data showed this week.

About 80,000 residents have evacuated this zone. A microsievert quantifies the amount of radiation absorbed by human tissue.

In Yokohama, also near Tokyo, radioactive strontium-90, which can cause bone cancer and leukemia, was detected in soil taken from an apartment rooftop, media reported.

Strontium has been detected within an 80 km zone around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, but this is the first time it has been found in an area so far away, local media added.

Radiation exposure from natural sources in a year is about 2,400 microsieverts on average, the U.N. atomic watchdog says.

Japan's education ministry has set a standard allowing up to 1 microsievert per hour of radiation in schools while aiming to bring it down to about 0.11 microsievert per hour.

(Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Yoko Nishikawa and Nick Macfie)

Friday, October 14, 2011

10/12/2011 Japanese church seeks help with rebuilding plans in Chicago suburbs

Source: Daily Herald
Date: 10/12/2011 8:55 PM

A Baptist congregation displaced by radiation from the nuclear plant meltdown after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami can’t go home again. But members are determined to rebuild as close as possible.
Read full article here

10/14/2011 Tokyo Hit With Fukushima Radiation

Source: Washington's Blog
Date: 10/14/2011

Fukushima Radiation Hits Tokyo

CNN reports today:
An extraordinarily high level of radiation was detected in one spot in a central Tokyo residential district Thursday, prompting the local government to cordon off the small area, local officials said.
Radiation levels were higher in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward than in the evacuation area around the badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to ward Mayor Nobuto Hosaka.
“We are shocked to see such high radiation level was detected in our neighborhood. We cannot leave it as is,” Hosaka told reporters.
But the tsunami-struck Fukushima plant may not be the source of the radiation, Hosaka said later on state television.
Officials searching for the cause found “glass bottles in a cardboard box” in the basement of a house in the neighborhood which sent radiation detectors off the charts, he said on NHK.
“We suspect these bottles in basement could be the cause of the high radiation reading and we are hastily working to confirm it,” he said.
Radiation experts are now checking what contaminated the bottles, a Setagaya ward official told CNN, declining to be named in line with policy.
Perhaps it is just some random contaminated bottles.

10/13/2011 Crack discovered in Davis-Besse containment building

Source: WTOL 11 HD
Date: Oct 13, 2011 5:18 PM CDT

OAK HARBOR, OH (WTOL) - Workers replacing the nuclear reactor head at the Davis-Besse plant discovered a crack in a concrete containment building Monday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10/13/2011 Strong earthquake [Magnitude 5.9] hits off the coast of Oregon, no damage

Source: Lincoln Tribune
Date: October 13, 2011 – 1:38 am 

COOS BAY, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on early Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.

The 5.9-magnitude earthquake at 8.13 p.m. local time (0413 GMT Thursday) was centered about 144 miles (233 kilometers) west of Coos Bay, a city located in Coos County on the Pacific coast. It struck about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS said it did not expect to see damage or casualties due to the earthquake's distance from the coast, and there were no immediate reports of tremors being felt anywhere along the coast.

Wednesday's earthquake was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit off the coast of Oregon in recent years, but no tsunami warning was issued by the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC).
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Editor's Note: This earthquake was downgraded by the USGS to a Magnitude 5.3.

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10/12/2011 The major news this week is the Strontium-90 found in Yokohama, which is even further from Fukushima I than Tokyo

There are many corroborating sources regarding deadly radionuclides or high levels of radiation being found far from the 20 km exclusion zone around Fukushima I. Bloggers, CNN, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and Kyodo News (amongst others) have confirmed that Strontium-90 has indeed been found in Yokohama, which is South of Tokyo and even further away than the major city from the melted down Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The apartment rooftop where the Stontium-90 was found is 155 miles (250 km) away from Fukushima I. This indicates that dangerous radioactive contamination is more far reaching than originally thought.  Note that the testing was done by a private testing lab, not the government.

Here is a series of articles from this week concerning this topic:
10/12/2011CNNRadioactive sediment found miles from Japan nuclear crisis zone
10/13/2011Fukushima DiaryNews: This is where strontium is
10/12/2011Fukushima DiaryNews: NHK manipulates again
10/11/2011EX-SKF BlogTest Result on Strontium-90 Detection in Yokohama
10/12/2011EnformableJapanese Government has “always known” about concentrated radiation hot spots discovered In Tokyo, Yokohama
10/12/2011ABCRadioactive material found 250km from Fukushima
10/12/2011Kyodo NewsRadioactive strontium found in Yokohama, 250 km from Fukushima plant
10/13/2011Kyodo NewsHigh levels of radiation detected in Tokyo
10/13/2011The Japan TimesYokohama finds high strontium-90 levels

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Monday, October 10, 2011

10/10/2011 Nuclear decontamination to begin in Japan

Source: NHK World
Date: 10/10/2011
by: Catherine Kobayashi and Keiko Kitagawa

Part 1: Decontamination plan compiled

The Japanese Environment Ministry has come up with a revised plan to clear away radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

It announced details on Monday at a meeting of a panel of experts.

Ministry officials say decontamination will be carried out in areas where radiation levels are higher than 1 millisievert per year.

The ministry revised an earlier plan to only decontaminate places with more than 5 millisieverts per year. Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture that have areas with less than 5 millisieverts argued they should be included in the cleanup.

The government will be responsible for the decontamination of no-entry zones and government-designated evacuation zones. Local governments will clean up the rest of the affected areas.

Areas with radiation levels higher than 20 millisieverts per year will be reduced stage by stage as soon as possible.

In areas with less than 20 millisieverts per year, radiation levels recorded at the end of August will be cut up to 60 per cent in the next 2 years.

Environment Ministry officials say the government will help prefectures that have a massive amount of radioactive waste.

The ministry's decontamination plan will be further discussed within the government before being adopted by the Cabinet as the basic national plan.

Monday, October 10, 2011 22:04 +0900 (JST)

Part 2: IAEA team continues observing decontamination

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have observed the Japanese government's experimental decontamination of a farm in Iitate Village. The land is in Fukushima Prefecture, inside the government-designated evacuation zone.

The 12 experts on the IAEA team arrived in Fukushima on Sunday to give advice about effective methods to clear away radioactive substances.

They visited a rice paddy on Monday where the experimental decontamination is being carried out.

Government officials explained radiation levels were reduced by 75 percent per kilogram of soil after workers removed 4 centimeters of top soil. They also said the dose of radiation in unpolished rice was about 0.1 percent of that of soil.

IAEA experts say these radiation levels are low and pose no problem.

They also inspected a site that uses 400 degree Celsius heat to process plants containing radioactive substances.

Government officials said they contained radioactive cesium within the plants when they converted them into charcoal. They said this method could help reduce the weight of plants.

An IAEA member said it would be necessary to work out a plan to effectively burn massive amounts of plants.

The IAEA experts are meeting Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato on Tuesday, their last day in the prefecture.

Monday, October 10, 2011 22:18 +0900 (JST)

10/10/2011 Fukushima/earthquake evacuees move from shelters to temporary housing

Source: NHK World
Date: 10/10/2011
by: Catherine Kobayashi

Part 1: Seven months since the disaster:

It's been seven months since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.

In the hardest hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, 2,231 people are still living in 205 shelters, but more and more people are moving into temporary housings.

Police say the death toll as of October 7th stood at 15,761.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 07:20 +0900 (JST)

Part 2: All shelters closing in hard-hit Ishinomaki:

Officials in the city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture are closing the last remaining shelters for survivors of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. Residents and volunteers have renewed their vow to rebuild their community.

About 50 of them gathered on Monday at one of the last remaining evacuation centers. All shelters will be closed on Tuesday because city authorities have finished building temporary housing units.

The survivors presented letters of gratitude and flowers to the volunteers who helped run the shelter. Some of them performed a traditional lion dance.

They also shared memories of the 7 months they spent at the evacuation center.

One man in his 60s said he will be sad to be separated from other survivors because they supported each other. He said he will hold onto the memory of the shelter and move forward. He also vowed to make a fresh start and return to where he used to live.

Ishinomaki is one of the areas in Japan's northeast that was hit hardest by the earthquake and tsunami. About 50,000 people were staying at the city's 250 evacuation centers at one point.

Monday, October 10, 2011 22:04 +0900 (JST)

Part 3: Onagawa residents move into temporary housing:

Residents in the disaster-hit Onagawa Town in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, began moving into new temporary housing on Monday.

About 220 Onagawa residents are still living in shelters.

Architect Shigeru Ban designed 2- and 3-storey temporary houses made from shipping containers. The town built 189 new residences on a baseball field.

Onagawa is surrounded by mountains and has limited space for construction. Teiji Kobayashi from the Onagawa office in charge of the town's reconstruction said it was difficult to secure land. He also said that the multi-storey housing would attract attention and cheer up those who live there.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 03:37 +0900 (JST)

4/29/2011 True Stories by An Ex-TEPCO Nuclear Designer "TEPCO Is A Terrible Company"

Source: tokybrowntabby
Date: Video dated 4/29/2011 uploaded 10/6/2011

Please click on "cc" to show English subtitles. Mr. Toshio Kimura is a former nuclear designer at TEPCO. He used to work at Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant. When the earthquake/tsunami hit, he was living 15km west of the plant, operating his own business of solar power generation, surfing on his free time. After the explosion of Unit 1 reactor, he and his family evacuated to Kochi Prefecture, where they live now.

Mr. Kimura has given talks at various anti-nuclear rallies around the country. This video is one of his talks at the rally held in Kochi Prefecture on April 29, 2011.

The rest of his talk goes like this:
As to the situation of the plant, 70% of the fuel in Unit 1 have melted. I haven't looked at the most recent data, but the reactor pressure is increasing, the radiation dose inside the containment vessel is increasing, and iodine-131 is not decreasing. It has started to decrease a bit recently, though. All this means is there definitely has been re-criticality until recently. Because, as you know, the half life of iodine-131 is only 8 days. And yet, after more than a month from the accident, we still see an increase in the level of iodine-131. That itself proves there has been re-criticality, because otherwise iodine shouldn't have been produced. A neutron hits the atom of uranium-235, the atom splits, and iodine-131 is produced. That's how the nuclear fission occurs. And through the mechanism that can be explained by Einstein's theory of relativity, heat is produced. The heat boils water to create steam, and the steam spins the turbin. The turbines are connected in series and drive the electrical generator to produce electricity. This is the mechanism of electricity generation.

Iodine-131 is not produced unless neutrons cause nuclear fission. That's why I'm saying there has been re-criticality. Nuclear Safety Commission won't admit it. TEPCO won't admit it. The government won't admit it. But really there has been re-criticality until very recently. This is the fact. Any professional with the knowledge of physics of nuclear reactor can tell. This re-criticality issue is one of the things they are hiding from you.

Another lie is that 0.24 microsievert/h is safe. This is wrong.

These are the things I wanted to tell you today. Here in Kochi, you don't have to worry too much because Kochi is quite far from Fukushima. But please look at the radiation dispersion forecast by the German Weather Service. If you notice the north-east wind is blowing throughout Japan, don't ever let children get wet in the rain. And women who want to have children in the future. Don't let them go outside on such days. We, middle-aged men are okay, including me.

It's because cesium-137 is dangerous. Its half life is 30 years. It's dangerous because it tends to accumulate in muscles. Men have relatively more muscle. Even if cesium-137 gets absorbed inside their bodies, it spreads thinly throughout their muscles. On the other hand, women don't have much muscle, and the absorbed cesium tends to concentrate in the organs like mammary gland and uterus. It may increase the incidence of breast cancer. But this is something you can prevent if you have the knowledge. If you have to go outside on such days, please wet the gauze inside the mask first and put on the mask before you go out.

Also, you have to be careful with iodine, too, while it is still released. Iodine accumulates in seaweed and it is easily absorbed from your hair. So, one way to prevent iodine absorption is to put on a hat so that your hair won't get wet from the rain.

You haven't heard about such things, have you? Nobody tells you that. The government doesn't tell, either. But I wanted to let you know. That's why I came here today.

I don't want to talk too long, but one last thing.

I hear some wise old men protected a very beautiful fountain located within the radius of 30km from Chernobyl plant. How they protected it is mysterious. I studied nuclear energy intensively and I studied physics to some extent. But still I believe in an invisible power. Those wise old men didn't evacuate after the accident. How did they protect the fountain? By prayer. I'm not sure how many of you believe in the power of prayer. But if you can believe in it, even if just a little, then please pray in the morning that the Fukushima-1 nuke plant may rest in peace. And remember, we've benefited from radioactivity because it produces electricity. So, please pray that the radiation will be neutralized and vanished by our sense of gratitude and our love. I hope we'll pull together and pass that prayer over to the next generation.

That's all I had to say. Thank you.

Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.

Friday, October 7, 2011

10/6/2011 Fukushima nuclear plant worker dies

Source: The Telegraph
Date: 1:23PM BST 06 Oct 2011

A worker at Japan's disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has died, its operator said, adding that the death was not necessarily related to radioactive leaks.

The 'Fukushima' nuclear site
The Fukushima nuclear site after the tsunami Photo: EPA
The male worker, in his 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment on Wednesday after feeling ill during a regular morning assembly at the plant, some 140 miles north of Tokyo, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).
Read full article here

Editor's Note: This is the third reported Fukushima worker death.  TEPCO historically is a proven liar, so if they said this guy did not die from radiation, take it with a grain of salt.

Second Fukushima worker death: August 30, 2011 Fukushima worker dies of acute leukemia
First Fukushima worker death: May 14, 2011 10:32 PM Worker dies at damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

10/6/2011 IAEA sends decontamination experts to Japan

Source: NHK World 
Date: Friday, October 07, 2011 11:22 +0900 (JST)

The International Atomic Energy Agency has sent a team of experts to Japan to give advice on cleaning up the radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

On Thursday, the 12-member IAEA team left Vienna, where the head office of the world's nuclear watchdog is based.

The IAEA sent the mission at the request of Japan's nuclear crisis minister, Goshi Hosono, who attended the IAEA general conference in Vienna in September.

The radiation experts have experience in remediating areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident in 1986.

The team's leader, Juan Carlos Lentijo, said before their departure that they would like to help Japan find the best way to decontaminate the affected areas.

Lentijo, the head of radiation protection at Spain's nuclear regulatory authority, said the team's important mission is to come up with proposals to share with Japan.

The members will discuss decontamination steps with Japanese officials and advise Fukushima residents.
They will leave Japan on October 15th.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

10/6/2011 Gov't panel mulls interim goals on radiation dose

Source: NHK World 
Date: Thursday, October 06, 2011 15:39 +0900 (JST)
by: Yuko Fukushima

A government panel is calling for Japan's one-millisievert annual radiation limit to be eased for the interim, saying it will be difficult to restrict exposure in some areas near the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant.

The environment is contaminated by radioactive substances in areas hit by fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing concern that residents may be exposed to radiation for long periods.

The panel on radiation believes it will be difficult to keep their dose below the one-millisievert limit set by the government for normal times and proposed on Thursday to set an interim exposure target.

It says the target should be set between one and 20 millisieverts in line with recommendations by the International Commission for Radiological Protection.

The panel says the target should be lowered in steps as decontamination progresses.

It adds that targets could differ by region and that residents should have a voice in setting the targets.

The panel will wrap up its proposal at its next meeting, but its plan to ease the radiation exposure limit is expected to arouse controversy.

Editor's Note: Although it is true that the ICRP (International Commission for Radiological Protection) does give discretion for setting the maximum yearly safe limit, it seems like common sense that instead of arbitrarily raising the safe dosage to match current conditions, it would be better to move people further away from hot spots so that they can meet the lowest yearly radiation dose limit possible. 

What they are actually doing is sending people back in to previously evacuated areas, rather than expanding the exclusion zone and evacuating more people from known hotspot areas. Excerpts from ICRP Publication 103 concerning the guidelines for yearly radiation exposure thresholds can be found here. Page 165 and 166 of the Full text PDF file which contains the excerpted pages from Publication 103 is where the 1 millisieverts/year and 20 millisieverts/year thresholds appear. Another useful reference is ICRP Publication 111 which gives guidelines for protection of people living in long-term contaminated areas. From skimming through this document 1 millisievert/year is a key exposure level. If I understand correctly, if you are getting over 1 millisievert/year you are under normal circumstances considered to be working in a "planned exposure" situation (e.g. you work with radiological materials in healthcare or as a nuclear plant worker etc.). 

Note that 20 millisieverts per year is the maximum allowable dosage for nuclear workers worldwide in most places (averaged over 5 years) as per World Nuclear Association. So basically what the Japanese government is proposing is to potentially up the maximum allowable dosage for an average Japanese citizen to the same level as for nuclear workers!

10/6/2011 Rice market turned upside down by radiation fears

Source: The Japan Times: Yen for Living
Date: October 6th, 2011
by: Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku

Japan’s rice harvest season started at the end of August, and is presently centered on the Tohoku region; or, at least it would be centered there if so much of the crop hadn’t been neutralized by the Mar. 11 tsunami and then what was left wasn’t contaminated by fallout from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor. Japanese people prize rice grown in the northeastern part of the country more than rice grown anywhere else, and they prefer new rice (shinmai), the newer the better. This is a cultural thing, since in some countries — India and Italy, for instance — older rice is considered something of a delicacy.
Read full article here

10/6/2011 Japan Test Reactor Was Shaken Beyond Design Limit in March Quake

Source: Bloomberg
Date: October 06, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT
by: Tsuyoshi Inajima

Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A research reactor operated by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency was shaken beyond its design limits during the earthquake that struck in March and another of the agency’s nuclear facilities was likely damaged in the disaster.

The Japan Research Reactor No. 3 in Tokai village, 115 kilometers (71 miles) northeast of Tokyo, was shaken as much as 5.7 times more than its design allowed, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said in a statement.

Parts of the roof of the experimental Japan Materials Testing Reactor building in the agency’s research center in Oarari, 60 kilometers from Tokyo, was damaged, possibly by the quake, the ministry said. No radiation leaks were found at either site, according to the ministry.

The magnitude-9 quake and subsequent tsunami on March 11 knocked out power and cooling at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, causing the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago.

Neither of the Japan Atomic reactors were running when the quake hit, said Kunimi Yoshida, an official involved in nuclear power regulation at the science ministry.

Tokai village was the site of an accident in 1999 at a nuclear plant operated by Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.’s unit JCO Co. Two workers were killed by radiation after pouring uranium from a bucket into a processing tank, leading to a chain reaction.

--Editors: Aaron Sheldrick, Baldave Singh
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10/5/2011 Yakuza possibly involved in TEPCO sub-contracting of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear workers

Both ENENEWS and EX-SKF Blog had recent articles pertaining to the "pointy guy" or "camera guy" (Takeuchi) who has famously stood in front of the TEPCO webcam at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in radiation protective gear and pointed his finger directly at the camera.

So why was he pointing?  "I would like to request that TEPCO and the government improve in a tangible way how they contract work to subcontractors and how they monitor the employment situation.", says pointy guy as quoted from EX-SKF Blog.  Also according to EX-SKF Blog "pointy guy" believes the Yakuza are gathering sub-contractors for TEPCO for the dangerous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear work:
As has been much reported, some workers have been forced to work here by the outlaw element [i.e. "yakuza" or the Japanese mafia]. Such workers are disguised as being employed by legitimate contractors but have to accept an unfair or severe employment conditions. Sometimes even the legitimate contractors who post recruitment information at employment Offices don't know who their workers' true contractors are. The excessive multi-layered subcontracting leads to various problems such as lower wages, no insurance, and no contract document, as has been reported.
The "pointy guy" or "camera guy" (Takeuchi) apparently showed up at a recent TEPCO press conference and said the following according to ENENEWS:
[...] I was working for a sub-contract company at Fukushima in August. [...]
Media is banned to go into the plant site. Is it because media might see and report Yakuza people are working there ?
I actually saw people with Yakuza tatoo [sic] in the backroom. Is it not to let the media report the truth in the plant ?
Matsumoto, spokesman of TEPCO stumbled in his response as per ENENEWS:
Well, um, ah regarding of the Fukushima nuclear plant, eh [...]
The reason why we don’t disclose the actual situation inside is [...]
One of them is, um, because it’s in the caution zone and [...] From our point of view, now, um, [...] we are trying our best, so, ah [...] um, well, there is also the problem of exposure of the reporters. [...]
In that meaning, for now, discussing with the government and um.. [...] we can not disclose the actual situation inside of the plant.
Apparently this is not a new phenomenon in Japan.  There is an old 1995 documentary titled Nuclear Ginza which details how the Yakuza have recruited homeless and poor people from off the streets for high risk nuclear worker jobs in the past.

Nuclear Ginza: Japan's secret at-risk labor force Part 1/2

Nuclear Ginza: Japan's secret at-risk labor force Part 2/2

10/4/2011 Japan to work with IAEA decontamination experts

Source: NHK World
Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 05:34 +0900 (JST)
by: Catherine Kobayashi

The Japanese government says it is ready to work with the International Atomic Energy Agency in removing radioactive materials around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The government's chief spokesman, Osamu Fujimura, made the remark on Tuesday ahead of a visit by a team of IAEA experts who will arrive in Japan on Friday.

Fujimura said Japan will cooperate with and learn from international experts in decontamination. He said he hopes their visit will help the process to move faster and more efficiently.

The government says it also hopes to establish the best way to clean up radioactive substances so it can be shared by other nations.

The 12-member team is to make the 9-day visit at the request of Japan's nuclear crisis minister, Goshi Hosono.

The team will travel to Fukushima Prefecture to watch the decontamination process and give advice before compiling a report.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/4/2011 Genkai No.4 nuclear reactor stops operation

Source: NHK World
Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 18:55 +0900 (JST)

A reactor at the Genkai nuclear power plant in western Japan was shut down automatically on Tuesday, following a technical glitch with the unit's cooling system.

Kyushu Electric Power Company, the plant's operator, says no one was hurt and there have been no changes in radiation levels monitored near the plant.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the Number 4 reactor at the plant stopped operations at around 1:40 PM on Tuesday, after abnormalities in the steam condenser of its cooling system were signaled by equipment.

Tuesday's suspension has left the utility with only one of its 6 nuclear reactors in operation.

Editor's Note: Map of Genkai Nuclear Power Plant below.

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10/3/2011 NRC: Dominion's post-quake response appropriate

Source: Forbes
Date: 10.03.11, 05:44 PM EDT

MINERAL, Va. -- Two nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station did not sustain any significant damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake and the company responded appropriately when the reactors were automatically shut down, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday. 
Read full article here

Editor's Note: North Anna Nuclear Generating Station shown in map below.

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10/3/2011 Pronuclear Iwanai mayor re-elected

Source: The Japan Times
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 JST

SAPPORO — The mayor of Iwanai, Hokkaido, was re-elected Sunday in a landslide victory over an antinuclear challenger who opposed his plans to restart two local nuclear reactors.
Yuji Kamioka, 61, secured a third four-year term after pledging stricter oversight of Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari nuclear plant, defeating former town assembly member Miyuki Oishi, 63, who had called for a referendum on restarting the reactors.
Iwanai is 10 km from the nuclear power plant.
Voter turnout was 56.42 percent, with Kamioka drawing 5,167 votes and Oishi managing just 1,658.
The election came a week after one in Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in which the mayor was re-elected over an antinuclear challenger who opposed Chugoku Electric Power Co.'s plan to build a nuclear power plant there.

Editor's Note: Below is a map showing the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant mentioned above.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

9/30/2011 Obama Administration Banking On Next-Generation Nukes

Source: Forbes
Date: 9/30/2011
by: Jeff McMahon  

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has done nothing to deter the Department of Energy from its pursuit of next generation and small modular nuclear reactors, according to the DOE’s First Quadrennial Technology Review, released Wednesday.
Read full article here

Saturday, October 1, 2011

9/30/2011 Japan Panel Confirms Nuclear Agency's Attempts To Control Public Opinions

Source: Dow Jones Newswires via Fox Business News
Date: September 30, 2011
by: Mitsuru Obe

TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- An independent panel advising the Japanese trade and industry ministry confirmed Friday that the ministry's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was involved in attempts by utilities to manipulate public opinion on nuclear power.

Between 2005 and 2009, NISA officials asked plant operators to encourage employees to attend public meetings and symposiums and express opinions in favor of nuclear energy, according to the panel's report.
The panel said that the revelations may further undermine public confidence in nuclear energy after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Copyright © 2011 Dow Jones Newswires

Editor's Note:   On the one hand I am happy to see this reported, but what a skimpy article!  It made me want to add supplemental materials with regards to the blatant nuclear propaganda that has been used to downplay the severity and risks of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and the hazards of radioactive fallout.

Dr "Brainwasher" Yamashita Speaks: "Don't Worry about Cesium" (Mar. 24, 2011)

Please click on "cc" button to show English subtitles. Dr. Shunichi Yamashita is Radiation Health Risk Management Advisor of Fukushima.

He was a professor at Nagasaki University when appointed on Mar. 19, and now Vice President of Fukushima Medical University.

Dr. "Brainwasher" Yamashita Speaks 2: "I Can't Take Any Responsibility"

Please click on "cc" button to show English subtitles. 

Dr. Shunichi Yamashita is Radiation Health Risk Management Advisor of Fukushima. He was a professor at Nagasaki University when appointed on Mar. 19, and now Vice President of Fukushima Medical University.

He has preached "radiation exposure up to 100mSv/yr is safe" during his many brainwashing lectures in Fukushima and is widely criticized. This video is a segment from the Q&A session of the Symposium called "From Nagasaki To Fukushima," held at Aoyama Kaikan, Tokyo, on May 20, 2011.

Dr. Yamashita, whom some Japanese have started to call Dr. Shunichi "Damashita" Yamashita - Yamashita "who tricked" - is one of the 32 people charged with "bodily injury through negligence in the conduct of occupation" by journalist Mr. Hirose. Please watch his press conference video at

For more information on Yamashita and how the brainwashing was done in Fukushima, please visit EX-SKF blog:

For other incredible remarks by Yamashita, please watch these videos:

Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.

The German-subtitled version is here:

10/1/2011 Anti-nuclear rallies staged across US

Source: NHK World
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2011 09:16 +0900 (JST)
by: Shery Ahn

Anti-nuclear rallies have been staged across the United States amid growing concerns about the safety of the nation's more than 100 nuclear reactors.

Demonstrations held on Saturday at 15 locations in the US were inspired by the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March.

Americans are increasingly concerned about the safety of 104 nuclear reactors in the country. A recent tornado and an earthquake shut down over a dozen reactors on the east coast.

In New York City, people gathered at a park along the Hudson River to participate in a rally organized by a civic group.

The group is demanding the shutdown of the 40-year old Indian Point nuclear reactors in New York State. Roughly 20-million people live within 80 kilometers of the facility, which is located close to 2 earthquake fault lines.

A Japanese woman living in New York City told other participants that mothers in Fukushima are living in constant fear of exposure to radiation. She said everyday they must decide if it's safe to play outdoors and if their children should wear masks.

Some said the accident in Fukushima changed their opinions about nuclear power and they now think a meltdown could happen anywhere.

Others said radiation released into the environment is not just a tragedy for Japan but a problem for the entire international community.
Editor's Note: Map of Indian Point Energy Center appears below.

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9/24/2011 Small Businesses in Disaster Areas Pin Hopes on "Social Fund"

Source: Japan 7 Days
Date: Saturday September 24, 2011
by: Minori Takao

A new business model called the "social fund" is giving hope to businesses in the areas afflicted by the March earthquake and tsunami. The approach allows anyone who wants to help a organization revive itself get the process going by contributing funds. As little as 10,000 yen ($130) is acceptable.

More than 40,000 small and midsize firms in the three hardest-hit prefectures are thought to have suffered damage. Many of them have been unable to take out new bank loans because of existing debts for previous purchases. The "social fund" could be their last resort.

10/1/2011 Decontamination efforts accelerate in Fukushima

Source: NHK World
Date: Saturday, October 01, 2011 22:32 +0900 (JST)
by: Kanako Sachno

Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture affected by the nuclear accident in March are stepping up efforts to decontaminate public buildings and restore key infrastructures.

The move comes after the Japanese government lifted an evacuation advisory on Friday for 5 municipalities located between 20 and 30 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

After the March 11th disaster, residents in these municipalities were advised to prepare to evacuate in case of an emergency at the nuclear plant.

The city of Minamisoma has placed priority on removing radioactive substances from public facilities such as parks, schools and roads.

Contractors are replacing surface soil with uncontaminated soil. But they say it's becoming difficult to procure the necessary amount of soil due to increasing demand.

In Kawauchi Village, residents have begun to patrol the community against burglaries. It is feared that the cancellation of the government advisory could make it easier for burglars to prey on the community.

The central government has yet to come up with concrete measures, including financial assistance, to support the municipalities' restoration efforts.


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