Kyodo: Fukushima Reactor No. 4 SFP Cooling System Suspended – Temperature Safety Limit Could Be Reached On Tueday

Fukushima reactor cooling system suspended: Kyodo (MarketWatch, June 30, 2012):

TOKYO–The cooling system for the spent fuel pool at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant’s No. 4 reactor automatically suspended operation Saturday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, Kyodo News reported Saturday.

The utility known as Tepco has been unable to activate a backup cooling system for the pool and is looking into the cause of the trouble, officials of the plant operator said later in the day, adding it is unlikely the temperature will rise rapidly.

The water temperature of the pool was 31 C at the time of the suspension at around 6.25 a.m. local time and no leakage of water with radioactive materials has been found, Tepco said.

The temperature of the pool rose 0.26 C per hour by late Saturday afternoon, according to the utility.

If Tepco continues to be unable to cool the pool, the temperature could reach 65 C, which is the upper limit designated in the safety regulations, on Tuesday morning. The cooling system at the No. 4 reactor was previously suspended on June 4.

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US: States Declare Emergency After Storms Leave Over A Dozen Dead And Millions Without Power

States declare emergency after storms leave over a dozen dead and millions without power (FOX News, July 1, 2012):

WASHINGTON –  Multiple governors declared emergencies as temperatures rose in the aftermath of powerful storms that swept through the mid-Atlantic region Friday night, resulting in at least 13 deaths and leaving more than three million without power.

Under the statewide emergency declaration, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, can utilize all government resources immediately to help those in need. The District of Columbia also declared a state of emergency.

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Can Blood Tests Detect Cancer? Vitamin D Tests can Long Before Tumor Development

Can Blood Tests Detect Cancer? Vitamin D Tests can Long Before Tumor Development (Natural Society, June 26, 2012):

Can blood tests detect cancer? Dr. Cedric Garland of the University of California- San Diego has been working on the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and cancer for years. What he has found, but what’s remained quiet among mainstream medicine, could revolutionize cancer detection, prevention and treatment.Can Blood Tests Detect Cancer? Vitamin D Tests Can

In this video interview released in 2009, Dr. Garland discusses his research with Carole Baggerly of Grassroots Health. He suggests that by simply raising Vitamin D in the blood, we could potentially prevent over 75% of breast cancer and colon cancer deaths annually.

This number is shocking and one who isn’t well informed of the workings of big medicine may be surprised that Vitamin D isn’t being pushed heavily by doctors and the government to help lessen the tragic effects of cancer. For those of us who stay informed of such things, however, their lack of enthusiasm isn’t surprising. The information answers the question ‘can blood tests detect cancer’ with a sounding ‘yes’.

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