Fukushima Refugees: 40 Percent Show Internal Radiation Exposure

Hiroshi Nagasaki Hospital, examined the internal exposure to 40 percent of refugees from Fukushima et al. (Chugoku Shimbun, June 2, 2011):

Google translate:

After the accident the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima who entered the field and in the relief activities, Hiroshi Nagasaki hospital people have been evacuated from the field in Nagasaki Prefecture (Nagasaki) and was examined, the internal exposure of about 40% ( nuked) have found that. The measurements revealed a non-body radiation is the first nuclear power plant workers. This level of thinking about health effects. The university has 05 research groups, to be held in Naka-ku “Failure Study Group after the atomic bomb” in the report.

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IAEA Admits: There Is No Such Thing As ‘Safe’ Levels Of Radiation

The IAEA standards are not based on what is safe but how great the benefit, said CAP after a meeting with the panel.

June 2 — PUTRAJAYA: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today admitted there is no such thing as “safe” levels of radiation.

However , it told the Consumer Association of Penang that some radiation levels could be justified.

The nine-member IAEA panel is here to gauge the safety of the Lynas rare earth refinery in Kuantan.

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Radiation 60 Times Higher Than Annual Limit Found 41 km From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

French research institute finds high radioactivity (NHK, June 01, 2011):

A French independent radioactivity watchdog has found radiation in Fukushima Prefecture 60 times higher than the annual reference level for ordinary people recommended by an international commission.

Bruno Chareyron, director of the research institute CRIIRAD, briefed reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday on the results of its survey of the air in Fukushima Prefecture.

The measurements and calculations found an annualized amount of 60 millisieverts at a farm in Iitate Village in the prefecture.

The level is 60 times higher than the annual limit for ordinary people, except for radiation workers, of 1 millisievert, recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
The researchers also found high radiation levels in Fukushima City. At some places in the city, the levels of radioactivity were 7 to 9 millisieverts a year.

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Investigation: European Commission Spends Millions On Private Jets, Luxury Holidays And Cocktail Parties

European Commission spends millions on private jets, luxury holidays and cocktail parties (Telegraph, 01 Jun 2011):

The European Commission has spent more than £8 million on private jet travel, luxury holiday resorts and cocktail parties, an investigation has disclosed.

Commissioners travelled in limousines, stayed in five star hotels and splashed out on lavish gifts including Tiffany jewellery as their member states faced savage budget cuts and rising EU taxes.

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism into spending by the EU executive has shown that more than €7.5m (£6.6m) was spent on private jet travel for commissioners between 2006 and 2010.

Baroness Ashton, the British EU foreign minister, came under fire when it was reported that she had demanded her own private jet less than 100 days into her new role in March last year.

Tens of thousands more was spent accommodating commissioners at luxury five star resorts in exotic locations such as Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Vietnam, the spending figures show.

The Commission also ran up a bill of more than €300,000 (£263,511) for lavish cocktail parties, including an event in Amsterdam costing €75,000, which was described as “a night filled with wonder like no other”.

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TSA Pays $2k To Texas Woman Whose Breasts Were Exposed

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And NOW … TSA Forgets To Tell Cops About ‘Terrorist’ Drill, Police Evacuate Airport And Seize ‘Terrorist’ With Fake Bomb

TSA Full Body Scanner Radiation Safety Tests Were Rigged

TSA pays out just $2k to Texas woman whose breasts were exposed during patdown (Daily Mail, June 02, 2011):

An airline passenger who sued the TSA after her breasts were exposed during a patdown has received a settlement of just $2,350.

Lynsie Murley, 24, sued the TSA for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress after she was humiliated at Texas’s Corpus Christi airport in May of 2008.

Miss Murley, of Amarillo in Texas, claimed an agent pulled her blouse completely down, exposing her breasts to everyone in the area, after she was ‘singled out for extended search procedures’.

The agents ‘joked and laughed’ for an ‘extended period of time’, she said.

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Angry Japanese Housewife in Fukushima City: ‘We’ve Had It, and We’re Leaving’

Mrs Watanabe is taking her two daughters and heading out of Fukushima City after precious little has been done by the city to protect children from radiation that is much, much higher than officially reported.

In Japan, for the past two and a half months, parents like her were ridiculed, and often scolded, for “overreacting” over “nothing”. Or worse, they were called “traitors” for leaving the contaminated areas not just by their fellow Japanese but even by some foreigners living in Japan.

Not any more, it seems (or so I hope), as the extent of radiation contamination is slowly being revealed, and more people now know that the Japanese government hid the data about radiation and chose to expose people to radiation without telling them for the fear of “causing panic”.

Watanabe says to the NPR reporter Louise Lam that “Its our fault, we put the current DPJ government in power. We thought they’d be different from the last lot. But now it turns out we no longer know whether any political party out there will protect us. ”

Audio link to the news is here: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2011/06/20110601_me_12.mp3?dl=1

Transcript from NPR Morning Edition this morning (6/1/2011; emphasis added):

And in Japan these days, people don’t really trust the government over how it’s handled the nuclear crisis created by the tsunami. Distrust is especially high, the closer you get to the stricken nuclear plant.

As NPR’s Louisa Lim reports from the city of Fukushima, anger has focused on the emotional issue of children’s safety.

Ms. KAYO WATANABE: (Japanese language spoken)

LOUISA LIM: As she drives round Fukushima, Kayo Watanabe points out the radiation hotspots. She knows which street used by kids going to school has above-normal radiation levels, which school gutter has radiation levels 60 times that considered safe. Shes been measuring radiation levels herself for a while.

She says she doubted the official line from the beginning – back in March when the very first blast happened at the Fukushima nuclear plant, almost 40 miles away.

Ms. WATANABE: (Through Translator) We havent believed the government from the start. When the explosion happened, they didnt say anything about it being dangerous. We dont trust the media, either, since the nuclear plant operator sponsors many newspapers and television stations.

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500,000 Becquerels Per Kg Found In Some Rainwater Drains Over 75 Miles From Fukushima Nuclear plant

Radioactive material, the risk of high local concentrations ( Asahi, May 31, 2011):

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Professor Iwata Prefectural Assembly Committee on ??? ? “to stop dangerous agricultural cropping areas,” Proposal

Special Committee on Earthquake East subcommittee of the County Council in 30 days, the impact on the dispersal of radioactive materials within the prefecture, after hearing the opinions from the experts. Professor Iwata Takahiro of Science ??? level “does not have any living normal” adding, “and sludge on the drain, there is a risk of high concentration topical damned swept and rain of radioactive material,” he said was.

Professor Iwata and reporting of radioactive cesium was detected 500,000 becquerels per kg of the roof drains from the surrounding dust Yamagata University. The comparable figures were detected in the sludge of sewage treatment plants in Fukushima Prefecture, “‘s possible that soil contaminated with high concentrations in the agricultural land is undeniable. Also avoid harmful rumor, find a hazard, crop such measures must be taken not “and suggested.

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NRC Recommended US Residents In Japan To Stay 80 Km Away From Fukushima Plant, Far Beyond Japan’s Recommendation To Evacuate Within A 20Km Radius

Tepco disclosure said lacking from get-go – NRC quickly aware (Japan Times/Kyodo May 28, 2011):

New York — A senior nuclear regulatory official in the United States said Thursday he believed there was a “strong likelihood” of serious core damage and core melt at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in the days immediately after the crisis began.

“There were numerous indications of high radiation levels that can only come from damaged fuel at those kinds of levels,” said Bill Borchardt, executive director for operations at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “So we felt pretty confident that there was significant fuel damage at the site a few days into the event.”

The NRC also had “suspicions” about the conditions of the spent fuel pools, Borchardt said after a speech at the Japan Society in New York.

Based on that assumption, he said, the NRC recommended that U.S. residents in Japan stay 80 km away from the crippled power plant, which was far beyond the Japanese government’s recommendation for residents within a 20-km radius to evacuate.

Report: Japan Nuclear Disaster Cost As High As $246 Billion (Projections Assume That Only Evacuees Within A 20 Km Radius Receive Income Support!)

Japan nuclear disaster tab high as $246B: report (MarketWatch, May 31, 2011):

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The cost of the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be between 5.7 trillion and 20 trillion yen ($70.1 billion-$246 billion), according to a report published Wednesday. The Nikkei business daily, citing data from the Japan Center for Economic Research, reported that the projections assume that only evacuees within a 20 kilometer radius of the plant receive income support, and that the government buys land within that area.

Radioactive Strontium Found 10 km From Fukushima Plant

See also:

Land Around Fukushima Now Radioactive Dead Zone, Radiation Levels Similar To Nuclear Bomb Test Site

#Radioactive Strontium from Soil Within 10 Kilometers of #Fukushima I Nuke Plant:

A slow dribbling of information on the extent of radiation contamination, so that people in Japan don’t connect the dots and figure out that their soil, water, ocean have probably been contaminated beyond repair.

It took the Ministry of Education and Science one month to announce the test result, just like when it announced the result for the locations 30 kilometers away from the plant back in mid April.

Asahi Shinbun (6/1/2011):


The Ministry of Education and Science announced on May 31 that the radioactive strontium-90 was detected from the soil samples at 4 locations in Okuma-machi and Futaba-machi, the towns located inside the 10-kilometer radius from Fukushima I Nuke Plant.

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Mark Mobius: Another Financial Crisis Inevitable – Total Value Of Derivatives Exceeds World GDP By Factor 10

Another Crisis ‘Around The Corner’: Mobius (Bloomberg, May 30, 2011):

Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management’s emerging markets group, said another financial crisis is inevitable because the causes of the previous one haven’t been resolved.

“There is definitely going to be another financial crisis around the corner because we haven’t solved any of the things that caused the previous crisis,” Mobius said at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo today in response to a question about price swings. “Are the derivatives regulated? No. Are you still getting growth in derivatives? Yes.”

The total value of derivatives in the world exceeds total global gross domestic product by a factor of 10, said Mobius, who oversees more than $50 billion. With that volume of bets in different directions, volatility and equity market crises will occur, he said.

Read moreMark Mobius: Another Financial Crisis Inevitable – Total Value Of Derivatives Exceeds World GDP By Factor 10

Land Around Fukushima Now Radioactive Dead Zone, Radiation Levels Similar To Nuclear Bomb Test Site

And this is what is done to protect the  children:

Fukushima Schools Are Urging Children To Wear Long Sleeve Uniforms To Limit Exposure To Radioactive Fallout!!!

(NaturalNews) It is nothing short of astonishing that the nuclear catastrophe we’ve all been told was “no big deal” has now escalated into the worst nuclear disaster in the history of human civilization. It’s so bad now that soil samples taken from outside the 12-mile exclusion zone (the zone considered safe enough by the Japanese government for schoolchildren to attend school there) are higher than the 1.48 million becquerels a square meter limit that triggered evacuations outside Chernobyl in 1986.

In other words, the radiation level of the soil 12 miles from Fukushima is now higher than the levels considered too dangerous to live in near Chernobyl. This is all coming out in a new research report authored by Tomio Kawata, a fellow at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan. That same report also reveals that radiation from Fukushima has spread over 230 square miles.

What we’re facing here, folks, is a Fukushima dead zone where life will never return to its pre-Fukushima norms.

Radiation levels similar to nuclear bomb test site

Bloomberg is now reporting, “Tetsuya Terasawa said the radiation levels are in line with those found after a nuclear bomb test, which disperses plutonium. He declined to comment further.” (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-…)

One soil sample taking 25 kilometers away from Fukushima showed Cesium-137 exceeding 5 million becquerels per square meter. This level, of course, makes it uninhabitable by humans, yet both the Japanese and U.S. governments continue to downplay the whole event, assuring their sheeple that there’s nothing to worry about. By their logic, since all the people are sheeple anyway, as long as the area is safe enough for sheep, it’s also safe enough for the human population.

Both Japan and the U.S. have made huge efforts to raise the limits of allowed radiation exposure in foods and beverages. This was, of course, a deceitful tactic to try to reclassify radiation contamination as somehow magically being “safe” by redefining it.

Read moreLand Around Fukushima Now Radioactive Dead Zone, Radiation Levels Similar To Nuclear Bomb Test Site

Fukushima Schools Are Urging Children To Wear Long Sleeve Uniforms To Limit Exposure To Radioactive Fallout!!!

See also:

Fukushima: Three Million of Millions of Potential Lethal Doses

Fukushima Risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’ (Bloomberg)

Fukushima Now Equal To 50 Plus Chernobyls & 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses Of Radiation

Long sleeve uniforms urged in Fukushima (NHK, June 01, 2011):

Some schools near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are urging that children continue to wear long-sleeves in summer, to limit their exposure to radioactive fallout.

The schools issued the advice on Wednesday, the day many students switch to summer uniforms. The move is a response to parents’ concerns about radioactivity.

Radiation exceeding levels permitted by the government has been found at some schools in Fukushima Prefecture. The schools have been removing topsoil in their playgrounds and limiting outdoor activities.

Read moreFukushima Schools Are Urging Children To Wear Long Sleeve Uniforms To Limit Exposure To Radioactive Fallout!!!

US: Ahead Of Tomorrow’s ISM Plunge

Info: Institute for Supply Management (Wikipedia)

Ahead Of Tomorrow’s ISM Plunge (ZeroHedge, June 1, 2011):

As the reporting season for May’s Federal Reserve and Purchasing Managers surveys comes to an end, the markets prepare for tomorrow’s ISM survey.  As shown in the chart below, a best guess based on the regional surveys (Empire, Philadelphia, Chicago, Richmond, Dallas, and Milwaukee) would be 52, versus the Bloomberg consensus of 57.5.  Given that the regional surveys are more volatile (the CME has not yet figured out a way to raise margins on them), the ISM will certainly not fall that dramatically.

More interesting, however, is the rate and breadth of deterioration across the reports.  As shown in the second chart, May surveys had the largest ‘negative surprise’ since Bloomberg started tracking consensus estimates in 1998.  In addition, several of the reports have shown some of the largest two and three month rates of decline on record.  Whether this is indicative of a mid-cycle slowdown, or something more serious, a continuation of the recent deterioration could well set the table for QE3.

Want to Buy a Piece of a Greek Island? Greece’s Government Prepares to Sell Up to $42.9 Billion of Public Property to Reduce Its Mountain of Debt

Greece for sale!

Accusations Of Treason In The Greek Parliament Against Bilderberg PM Papandreou

Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Revolution is the Only Answer (For Greece, Ireland etc.)

Want to Buy a Piece of a Greek Island? (Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2011):

Greece’s Government Prepares to Sell Up to $42.9 Billion of Public Property to Reduce Its Mountain of Debt

Sales of public land by Greece may include a concession to develop a luxury resort on the island of Rhodes, whose harbor and historic city center in 2007 are shown. The first properties could be put on the market in the next few months.

Now might be your chance to buy that portion of a Greek island you have been coveting.

As part of Greece’s privatization plan to raise cash to reduce its mountain of debt, the national government is preparing to sell as much as €30 billion ($42.9 billion) of public property. It is still early in the process, but future sales are likely to include assets ranging from the government’s stake in the Mont Parnes Casino resort in Athens, hotels, and even a concession to develop a luxury resort with a world-class golf course on the island of Rhodes.

The Hellenic Public Real Estate Corp., the government body that manages public property, has a list of about 75,000 individual government-owned properties. The corporation has appointed National Bank of Greece SA to lead a consortium of advisers who are now preparing to sell an initial portfolio of 20 to 30 properties, the first of which could be put on the market in the next few months, according to Aristotelis Karytinos, general manager of the real-estate division at National Bank of Greece.

The International Monetary Fund, in its latest report on Greece, estimates that as many as €15 billion could be raised through real-estate sales. Mr. Karytinos says expected proceeds from property sales or leasing is now estimated at between €15 billion and €30 billion. The first step is to sift through the long list of public property, identify the best real estate, and resolve any legal issues to ensure that the property is able to be fully developed by investors.

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New Mexico To End Food Stamp Supplement For ELDERLY and DISABLED Residents

Related info:

Time To Celebrate The Recovery: Food Stamp Usage Hits Fresh Record (ZeroHedge)

New Mexico to end food stamp supplement (New Mexico Independent, May 31, 2011):

New Mexico will end a food stamp supplement for elderly and disabled residents, according to the Associated Press. The cuts come just as Congress is considering cuts to the food stamp program even as a record-high amount of people are receiving the benefits.

The AP reports that the Human Services Department will stop the supplement on July 1 because there is no money in the state budget for the program. The program cost half a million dollars last fiscal year.

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Russia Expert In Nuclear And Radiation Security: TEPCO ‘Is Concealing The Information About The Amount Of Pollution Of The Environment’

Fukushima’s operators at loss but don’t show it (Voice of Russia, May 30, 2011):

The operating company of the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, “Tokyo Electric Power”, will not be able to liquidate all the consequences of the catastrophe by the end of this year. This was revealed by the company’s high-ranking representative who preferred to remain unnamed.

Earlier, the company announced that it planned to stop the largest leakages of radiation by July and to lower the temperature in the three reactors which suffered most down to 99º Celsius in another half a year. This would have allowed bringing them into the state of so-called “cold stop”.

Meanwhile, the task turned out to be more difficult than it had seemed at first. It turned out that in all these tree reactors, the nuclear fuel had melted because of lack of refrigeration. It burnt through the reactors’ body frames and damaged their outer shells. This means that the system is no longer leak-tight – if one tries to put them out with water, it will pour out.

In an interview to the Voice of Russia, an expert in nuclear and radiation security Maxim Shingarkin commented on the situation in Fukushima:

“In fact, this statement came with a big delay. The operating company deliberately concealed this information. The explanation is simple – the company is afraid that any checking by competent experts would reveal its inability to save the situation. Only recently, foreign experts founded a consultative body for the clean-up of the accident’s consequences. Moreover, the company is concealing the information about the amount of pollution of the environment.”

However, “Tokyo Electric Power” still pretends that it knows quite well how to clean-up after the accident. It plans to build water-purifying units at the Fukushima plant, which will cost $ 650 mln. But the cost can turn out to be even higher, because the water has been infected with radiation several times and may need a more complicated purifying.

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For All Those Who Believe The Economic Crisis Is Over

20 Questions To Ask Anyone Foolish Enough To Believe The Economic Crisis Is Over (Economic Collapse Blog, May 26th, 2011):

If you listen to Ben Bernanke, Barack Obama and the mainstream media long enough, and if you didn’t know any better, you might be tempted to think that the economic crisis is long gone and that we are in the midst of a burgeoning economic recovery.  Unfortunately, the truth is that the economic crisis is far from over.  In 2010, more homes were repossessed than ever before, more Americans were on food stamps than ever before and a smaller percentage of American men had jobs than ever before.  The reality is that the United States is an economic basket case and all of these natural disasters certainly are not helping things.  The Federal Reserve has been printing gigantic piles of money and the U.S. government has been borrowing and spending cash at a dizzying pace in an all-out effort to stabilize things.  They have succeeded for the moment, but our long-term economic problems are worse then ever.  We are still in the middle of a full-blown economic crisis and things are about to get even worse.

If you know someone that is foolish enough to believe that the economic crisis is over and that our economic problems are behind us, just ask that person the following questions….

#1 During the 23 months of the “Obama recovery”, an average of about 23,000 jobs a month have been created.  It takes somewhere in the neighborhood of 150,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth.  So shouldn’t we hold off a bit before we declare the economic crisis to be over?

#2 During the “recession”, somewhere between 6.3 million and 7.5 million jobs were lost.  During the “Obama recovery”, approximately 535,000 jobs have been added.  When will the rest of the jobs finally come back?

#3 Of the 535,000 jobs that have been created during the “Obama recovery”, only about 35,000 of them are permanent full-time jobs. Today, “low income jobs” account for 41 percent of all jobs in the United States. If our economy is recovering, then why can’t it produce large numbers of good jobs that will enable people to provide for their families?

#4 Agricultural commodities have been absolutely soaring this decade.  The combined price of cotton, wheat, gasoline and hogs is now more than 3 times higher than it was back in 2002.  So how in the world can the Federal Reserve claim that inflation has been at minimal levels all this time?

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