I've been out of town and my power went out before going out of town. Trying to catch up on Fukushima updates. I admit it, I didn't miss doing these updates at All. In fact, this may be my last update, just FYI, but this one was an important one to end on if I do stop my reports. I'm just about as "done" as a spent fuel rod - in a "safe" cooling pool.
A Japanese Government DIET panel investigation states that neither the Tsunami NOR the Earthquake caused the triple nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi. Lots of blame in many directions... but here's the update from July 5, 2012. Added to this video, I should have noted that Jelly Fish have invaded the intake valve in the Ohi (Oi) plant they started up last week, clogging the intake to the cooling water. *sigh*
http://enenews.com/ Headlines for the last week and a halfish.
"Radiation-contaminated prefectures such as Chiba (near Tokyo) should also start a serious health damage survey as soon as possible"
New photos of tsunami hitting Fukushima plant released by Tepco
Report: Mortality rising in contaminated regions of East Japan — "Very likely the number of cases of disease and death increased associated with radiation"
Posts mentioning 'leukemia' get deleted says Japanese man diagnosed with acute leukemia after 3/11
Study: Contaminated water from Fukushima reactors could double radioactivity levels of US coastal waters in 5 years — "We were surprised at how quickly the tracer spread" (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Documentary: We're still in danger from Reactor No. 4 because Tepco can't get their act together -Fukushima Resident (VIDEO)
Bacteria vs. Nuclear Waste: Scientists finding microorganisms may threaten storage of radioactive waste
Gundersen: Essentially Northern Japan is Contaminated (VIDEO)
Failed power supply at No. 4 fuel pool shows evidence of fire — Tepco says it's "covered with soot" (PHOTOS)
Nuclear Engineer Concerned About Unit 4 Support Structure: Is it going to just punch through the floor and through cracks? — What is the load transferred to? Something that's also flimsy? (VIDEO)
Incredibly contaminated house dust nearly 100 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Gundersen: We're getting a lot of Japanese sending us their vacuum bags (VIDEO)
Large outbreak of jellyfish swarm Japan's only restarted nuclear plant — May delay full operation of reactor
Caldicott: "We're talking about a disaster of unbound proportions" from Fukushima Daiichi — 2.5 to 3 million deaths a possibility (VIDEO)
Gundersen: We just tested an air filter that has highest radioactivity seen in North America after Fukushima Daiichi — Found in Seattle HEPA filter used since 3/11 (VIDEO)
Watch: Police clamp down in Tokyo streets — "We're not allowed to get anywhere near protest" (VIDEO)
Gov't Report: Reactor 3 may have had second meltdown a week after first
Japanese journalist's call for evacuating children from Tokyo causing controversy
Gundersen: Latest probe at Unit 1 indicates nuclear fuel has left containment (VIDEO)
Remaining portion of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 seen from Kyodo helicopter (PHOTOS)
Asahi: 150,000 join Tokyo protest organizer says — Reporter Eyewitness: "There are more than 100,000 people"
and so on...