Radioactive Fallout To Engulf Taiwan, People Should Stay Home, Those Who Must Go Out Should Immediately Take Off Their Clothes And Cleanse Nuclear Contaminants From Their Bodies As Soon As They Are Back Home

Nuclear fallout may hit Taiwan on Wednesday evening at the earliest, after a small amount of radioactive iodine-131 was detected in the skies over Taiwan last week, said the country’s nuclear energy authorities yesterday. The fallout will come straight from Japan’s Fukushima, where a stricken nuclear power plant is steadily leaking radioactivity, but the impact on Taiwan will be “minimal,” said the Executive Yuan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) in a forecast.

Radioactivity at 0.0638 sieverts per hour, much lower than the 0.2-sievert alarm level, is expected, the agency said, adding it will step up monitoring of airborne fallout and warn people not to go out if radioactivity reaches alarming levels.

The estimate, based on an AEC simulation model, is six times the radioactivity detected in a previous observation and equal to the background value.

Breathing in the particles for a whole year is equivalent to one 300th of an X-ray examination, said Lee Jo-chan, director of AEC’s Department of Radiation Protection.

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US Nuclear Team Helps Japan To Prepare For Possibility Of ‘Large-Scale Radiation Leak’ At Fukushima

U.S. team’s mission is to help SDF (Daily Yomiuri):

(April 4) — The primary task of a visiting U.S. nuclear emergency response team will be to help the Self-Defense Forces with operations related to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture, such as decontaminating residents and providing information to assist the SDF’s medical activities.

According to sources, the U.S. team will also prepare for unexpected contingencies, such as a large-scale radiation leak from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

About 10 members of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Chemical Biological Incident Response Force arrived at U.S. Yokota Air Base in Tokyo on Saturday as an advance party. They arrived on a U.S. transport plane from Maryland.

They will be joined by two similar units scheduled to arrive Sunday and Monday. In total, the response force will deploy 155 personnel to Japan.

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Just In Time: Canada Suspends Mobile Radiation Measurements

Natural Resources Canada Mobile Surveillance Data:

Please note that there was no new data collected by NRCan on March 23, 2011, and that until further notice mobile surveys are suspended.

Probably just a ‘coincidence’:

US Government Responds to Fukushima by Trying to Raise Radiation Limits, EPA Pulls 8 Of 18 Radiation Monitors Out Of CA, OR And WA

TEPCO Dumps 10,000 Tons Of ‘Low Level’ Radioactive Water In The Pacific Ocean

(April 4) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. began disposing of a total of 10,000 tons of water containing low-level radioactive substances in the Pacific Ocean on Monday from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to make room to store more highly polluted water filling the No. 2 reactor turbine building, as the water is hampering the plant’s restoration work, it said.

Separately from the contaminated water kept in a waste processing building, the company also said it plans to release 1,500 tons of groundwater, also containing radioactive materials, near the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors. The government said the water disposal will pose ”no major health risk” and is inevitable in order to secure safety.

”We’ve placed priority on not letting the highly radioactive flow into the sea,” top government spokesman Yukio Edano told a press conference.

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Attempt To Pour Concrete On Fukushima Pit Crack Generating 1 Sievert/Hour Fails

Fact Sheet on Biological Effects of Radiation (NRC):

Above background levels of radiation exposure, the NRC requires that its licensees limit maximum radiation exposure to individual members of the public to 100 mrem (1mSv) per year, …



Attempt To Pour Concrete On Fukushima Pit Crack Generating 1 Sievert/Hour Fails; New Unmanned Drone Photos Of Reactors



After prior reports that radiation in and around Fukushima had breached the dreaded barrier of 1 sievert/hour were attributed to some PR apparatchik not knowing how to carry the decimal comma, we once again get confirmation that previous attempts to refute what some saw merely as scaremongering, were in fact more lies. According to Reuters, the soon to be nationalized TEPCO said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts (1 sievert) of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit. “With radiation levels rising in the seawater near the plant, we have been trying to confirm the reason why, and in that context, this could be one source,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said on Saturday. He cautioned, however: “We can’t really say for certain until we’ve studied the results.” Since at this point nobody believes anything coming out of Japan and TEPCO, most are just expecting for the concrete to come: “TEPCO has begun pouring concrete into the pit to stop the leak, he said.” Alas, as always happens when horrible plans go awry, this latest attempt to fix the problem with the nuclear (pardon the pan) “solution” is failing. “Public broadcaster NHK said late on Saturday that water was preventing the concrete from hardening and the pit was still leaking.” In other words, recent horrendously planned attempts to cool the reactor by pumping water on it may well scuttle the Plan Z option of entombing the reactor. And if that doesn’t work, then Japan is straight out of plans.

From Reuters:

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese officials grappling on Sunday to end the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl were focussing on a crack in a concrete pit that was leaking radiation into the ocean from a crippled reactor.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit.

“With radiation levels rising in the seawater near the plant, we have been trying to confirm the reason why, and in that context, this could be one source,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said on Saturday.

He cautioned, however: “We can’t really say for certain until we’ve studied the results.”

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Japan Government: Several Months Needed To Stop Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

You can always trust the government!

Uh, wait a minute:

SOS: Japan Mayo of Minami Soma City, Next To The Fukushima Nuclear Plant, Begs The Entire World To Help: ‘We Are Left To Ourselves … We Risk Dying Of Hunger.’

And months will turn into years:

Nuclear Expert: Suicide Crews ‘Facing 100-Year Battle’ At Fukushima



(Click on image to enlarge. Must-see!)

TOKYO, April 3, Kyodo — The government expects that several months may be required before radioactive particles stop being released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its top spokesman said Sunday.

”If we apply methods considered to be normal, I believe that it will be something like that,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference, when asked whether at least several months would be required before the plant crippled by the devastating March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami is brought under control.

”While it may not be feasible, we have been asking for other possibilities to be explored to shorten that period,” Edano said, noting that the government and the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., are considering multiple approaches to halting the nuclear crisis.

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SOS: Japan Mayor of Minami Soma City, Next To The Fukushima Nuclear Plant, Begs The Entire World To Help: ‘We Are Left To Ourselves … We Risk Dying Of Hunger.’

This happens when you trust the government.

See America, there is no need to prepare yourself!


Japanese Mayor, Disgusted With The Government’s Crisis Response, Appeals For Help To The Entire World

The mayor of Minami Soma city, located 25 km away from the Fukushima plant, had decided to bypass the traditional channels in requesting assistance out of disgust and frustration with the government’s handling of the disaster, and instead is appealing to the entire world via this soon to be viral video clip which was recorded over a week ago but is only now making the rounds. In the clip, mayor Katsunobu Sakurai says: “We are left to ourselves… we risk dying of hunger.

Minami Soma, once a city of over 70,000 and which may now be down to as little 20,000, is asking for volunteers to do what the Japanese government refuses to do: namely to help those most in need of if not help, then at least potentially life-saving information. The mayor expresses his disappointment at the lack of support from the central government for the city’s remaining residents, and accuses the government of not providing sufficient information to help in the decision making process.

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Canada Refuses To Test Milk For Radiation

Refuse to pay your taxes and see what happens. 🙂

Iodine ‘traces’ pose absolutely ‘no risk’ in Canada and the US:

California: Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater 181 Times Above Drinking Water Standards, Has Also Been Detected In Multiple Milk Samples, While US Gov Has Still Not Published Any Official Data On Japan Disaster

When ingested or inhaled a radioactive particle becomes a trillion times more dangerous to your health, no matter what BS your government tells you.


Iodine traces found in Spokane product ‘pose absolutely no risk’


A dairy farmer empties milk onto his pasture in Nihonmatsu, Japan, last week after radioactive materials beyond legal limits were detected in raw milk in the area near a stricken nuclear power plant.
Photograph by: AFP, Getty Images, Vancouver Sun

Canadian health agencies have no immediate plans to measure the amount of radiation in milk following Japan’s nuclear crisis despite the demands of B.C. dairy farmers who want officials to follow the U.S. and test dairy products.

“There will be no testing of milk,” Alice Danjou, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, said Friday.

The news came as a disappointment to Robin Smith, executive director of the BC Milk Producers Association, which earlier this week called on the agency to test the milk in an effort to prove to the public the levels are low enough to consume.

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Fukushima Xe-133 Radiation Forecast (Apr. 2-6): Northwest of US Under Threat

Provided by the Department of Atmospheric and Climate Research, The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)

April 6 Fukushima forecast shows Northwest US under threat


Added: 02.04.2011

April 6 Fukushima Forecast Shows Northwest US under threat (CLOSEUP)


Added: 02.04.2011

See also:

California: Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater 181 Times Above Drinking Water Standards, Has Also Been Detected In Multiple Milk Samples, While US Gov Has Still Not Published Any Official Data On Japan Disaster

GREENPEACE Measures EXTREME RADIATION 35KM From Fukushima: Maximum Annual Dose In Just 4 Days!

US RadNet Radiation Monitor System Unlikely To Detect Radiation As Close As 25 Feet Above Or Beside Them And There Are Only 125 Of Those Monitors For the Entire US!

US Government Responds to Fukushima by Trying to Raise Radiation Limits, EPA Pulls 8 Of 18 Radiation Monitors Out Of CA, OR And WA

Japan: Blue Flashing Light Seen Over Fukushima Plant (FOX News)

Nuclear Expert: Suicide Crews ‘Facing 100-Year Battle’ At Fukushima

Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater Near San Francisco 18,100% Above Federal Drinking Water Standard

Pennsylvania: Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater 3300% Above Federal Drinking Water Standard

Read moreFukushima Xe-133 Radiation Forecast (Apr. 2-6): Northwest of US Under Threat

California: Radioactive Iodine-131 In Rainwater 181 Times Above Drinking Water Standards, Has Also Been Detected In Multiple Milk Samples, While US Gov Has Still Not Published Any Official Data On Japan Disaster

Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain

Federal officials have still not published any official data on nuclear fallout from Japan disaster

Government Under Fire as Radiation Is Found in Milk, Rain (Bay Citizen, April 2, 2011):

Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times and has been detected in multiple milk samples, but the U.S. government has still not published any official data on nuclear fallout here from the Fukushima disaster.

Dangers from radiation that is wafting over the United States from the Fukushima power plant disaster and falling with rain have been downplayed by government officials and others, who say its impacts are so fleeting and minor as to be negligible.

But critics say an absence of federal data on the issue is hampering efforts to develop strategies for preventing radioactive isotopes from accumulating in the nation’s food and water supplies.

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