Tokyo: Iodine-131 Detected In Several Garbage Facilities (350 Bq/Kg At Kita Facility)

Breaking News: Possibility of recriticality again (Fukushima Diary, Dec. 11, 2011)

Radioactive Iodine was measured in Gunma and Tokyo again. Officials announce the reason is unknown.

In Gunma, 4 ~ 10 Bq/kg of radioactive Iodine were measured at 3 sewage-treatment plants.
The samples were taken from 11/21~12/1/2011.
The sewage-treatment plants are in Tamamura cho, Kiryu, and Hiratsuka.
29 ~ 68 Bq/kg of Cesium were also measured at 5 sewage-treatment plants in Gunma.

Also, Iodine 131 were measured from incineration ash of garbage disposal facilities in Tokyo.

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350 Bq/kg from Kita garbage disposal facility (11/9/2011)

Read moreTokyo: Iodine-131 Detected In Several Garbage Facilities (350 Bq/Kg At Kita Facility)

Scientist Marco Kalthofen’s Presentation To The American Public Health Association: Americium (A Byproduct Of Plutonium Decay) Hot Particles Detected In Tokyo – ‘My University Is Annoyed With Me’: Auto Air Filters From Fukushima City (65 Km From Nuke Plant) So Radioactive Have To Be Buried At Radioactive Waste Disposal Site In US

At 12:30 into the video.


New Video of Scientist Kaltofen Presenting to American Public Health Association (Fairewinds Associates, Dec. 8, 2011):

New Video of Scientist Kaltofen Presenting to American Public Health Association from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

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A professional video of Marco Kaltofen’s presentation to the American Public Health Association was recently made available to Fairewinds. Kaltofen states that hot particles are contaminating portions of northern Japan. He also states that auto air filters from Fukushima, that he tested in his Massachusetts laboratory, are so radioactive that they have to be disposed of in a buried radioactive waste disposal site in the US. Additionally, he expresses concerns for the mechanics who work on cars in Fukushima Prefecture.

Read moreScientist Marco Kalthofen’s Presentation To The American Public Health Association: Americium (A Byproduct Of Plutonium Decay) Hot Particles Detected In Tokyo – ‘My University Is Annoyed With Me’: Auto Air Filters From Fukushima City (65 Km From Nuke Plant) So Radioactive Have To Be Buried At Radioactive Waste Disposal Site In US

Japanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED (Video)

Related info:

Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

The info on the IAEA starts at 06:40 into the video.

Sounds familiar Japan, doesn’t it?


What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident (from a Japanese TV program in 1993)

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This video is from a Japanese evening news program broadcasted on Nihon TV, seven years after the Chernobyl accident (around 1993).

I hope the families in Fukushima who still hesitate to voluntarily evacuate their children will watch this and change their minds.

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The German version:


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Sendung aus dem Jahre 1993 eines japanischen Abendnachrichten-Programms, augestrahlt vom Sender Nihon TV.

More info:

Read moreJapanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED (Video)

IAEA: Iodine-131 Coming From Institute In Hungary – Hungarian Institute: ‘It’s Not US.’

You can NOT trust the IAEA …

Using Fake Intelligence To Wage War On Iran (Global Research, Nov. 9, 2011)

RT: Russia Warns ‘Grave Consequences’ Would Follow Any Strike On Iran – Adrian Salbuchi: IAEA ‘Evidence’ Provided By US,UK, France And Maybe Even Israel Itself, ‘The Proof Is Very Vaque’, Evidence ‘Not Properly Substantiated – History Lession

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Calls Head Of IAEA A US ‘Puppet’ (Video – Guardian, Nov. 8 2011) … And He Is Correct … Nuclear Wikileaks: Cables Show Cosy US Relationship With IAEA Chief (Guardian, Nov. 30, 2010)

… on anything these days.

The release occurred from Sep. 8 to Nov. 16? Nobody noticed anything until Nov. 11?

Sure!

And apparently the IAEA seems not to know about the danger of internal emitters, thereby comparing the Iodine-131 release to background radiation.

More BS we can believe in.


IAEA: Source of Iodine-131 in Europe Is the Institute of Isotopes Ltd in Budapest, Hungary (EX-SKF, Nov. 18, 2011):

(UPDATE) The said Hungarian Institute says “It’s not us.” “If the source of heightened radioactivity had been Budapest, the levels measured here should have been much higher.”

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The press release on 11/17/2011 from IAEA (emphasis is mine):

17 November 2011 | The IAEA has received information from the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) that the source of the iodine-131 (I-131) detected in Europe was most probably a release to the atmosphere from the Institute of Isotopes Ltd., Budapest. The Institute of Isotopes Ltd. produces radioisotopes for healthcare, research and industrial applications. According to the HAEA, the release occurred from September 8 to November 16, 2011. The cause of the release is under investigation.

As previously mentioned, the levels of I-131 that have been detected in Europe are extremely low. There is no health concern to the population. If any member of the public were to breathe iodine for a whole year at the levels measured in European countries, then they would receive a dose in the range of 0.01 microsieverts for the year. To put this into perspective, the average annual background is 2400 microsieverts per year.

The IAEA was first notified of the presence of trace levels of I-131 by authorities from the Czech Republic on 11 November. Since this notification, the IAEA contacted several member states throughout the region to determine the cause and origin. The IAEA also worked with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to conduct air dispersion modelling, as part of efforts to determine the source.

At least IAEA didn’t mention X-ray or transcontinental flight. Never mind that the average annual background includes external radiation, and that iodine-131 goes almost exclusively to thyroid; talking about the whole body radiation is irrelevant.

Read moreIAEA: Iodine-131 Coming From Institute In Hungary – Hungarian Institute: ‘It’s Not US.’

Radioactive Iodine-131 Detected All Over Europe – Prof. Alexei Yablokov: ‘… Something Very Unpleasant And Uncommon Has Happened’

ANALYSIS: European radiation safety agencies detect traces of iodine-131 in air, source of leak unknown (Bellona, Nov. 17, 2011):

Radiation safety agencies in the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and other European countries report traces of iodine-131 in the atmosphere – an indication of either a radiation leak or a severe accident at a nuclear facility. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) asserts no risk to population health, but the lack of reliable data on specific concentrations or locations where the radionuclide was detected suggests safety might be a concern.

Read moreRadioactive Iodine-131 Detected All Over Europe – Prof. Alexei Yablokov: ‘… Something Very Unpleasant And Uncommon Has Happened’

IAEA Reports Unusual Radiation In Europe (Cause Unknown – Not From Fukushima – Release Appears To Be Continuing)

Taces of iodine-131 detected in Europe (Trend, Nov. 11, 2011):

Low levels of a radioactive isotope have been detected in several European countries in the past days, but the source of the emission was unknown, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, DPA reported.

Nuke agency reports unusual radiation in Europe (AP, Nov. 11, 2011):

VIENNA (AP) — Very low levels of radiation, which are higher than normal but don’t seem to pose a health hazard, are being registered in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday.

The agency said the cause was not known but was not the result of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which spread radiation across the globe in March.

The “very low levels of iodine-131 have been measured in the atmosphere,” the agency said in a statement. It said such radioisotope will lose much of its radiation in about eight days.

However, an official familiar with the matter, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to comment, said the release appeared to be continuing.

Read moreIAEA Reports Unusual Radiation In Europe (Cause Unknown – Not From Fukushima – Release Appears To Be Continuing)

Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

From the article:

Does that mean that NOW 25 years after Chernobyl those people are getting seriously ill who were back then exposed to low-level radiation?

Yes, indeed. Those who have been adults back then survived 25 years and are NOW getting sick. We call it the silent death. Those who have been children back then got sick a lot earlier – often times with fatal consequences.


How do I have to imagine life in those contaminated areas?

Life? Above all there is death, silent death, mainly cancer. People die of all sorts of diseases related to Strontium, affecting for example the heart muscle, whose energy becomes dysfunctional. We have studies from Belarus documenting that already 2-year-old to 4-year-old children die of acute heart failure. It does not have to be cancer. The people die of kidney and liver failure and all kinds of blood diseases, also known as ‘Chernobyl AIDS’.

Now compare that to what the Japanese people are being told  by their elite puppet government:

NHK Calls 20 Millisieverts/Year ‘Low-Level Radiation’ & The Lies Of Minister Goshi Hosono


Dörte Siedentopf is a member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. The organization’s headquarters is in Somerville, Massachusetts.

English summary by Fukushima Diary’s Mochizuki at the end of this article.

Das leise Sterben – Horrorszenario wartet auf Japan (NTV, March 19,  2011):

Dörte Siedentopf bereist seit 20 Jahren verstrahlte Regionen rund um Tschernobyl. Dort und auch hier in Deutschland hilft sie Betroffenen der Katastrophe. Siedentopf ist Mitglied des IPPNW, der internationalen Ärztevereinigung für die Verhütung des Atomkrieges. Mit n-tv.de spricht sie über das traurige Leben und leise Sterben in den Dörfern Weißrusslands und über das, was auf die Japaner nach dem Reaktorunfall von Fukushima zukommen könnte.

n-tv.de: Aus Ihren Erfahrungen, die Sie seit 20 Jahren mit den Strahlenopfern von Tschernobyl machen, wüsste ich gerne von Ihnen, was auf die Menschen in Japan zukommt.

Dörte Siedentopf: Neben den ganz akuten Verstrahlungen, denen die Liquidatoren, also die Arbeiter im Atomkraftwerk, ausgesetzt sind und deren Schicksal sich jeder ausmalen kann, gilt unser Augenmerk insbesondere jenen Tausenden oder Hunderttausenden von Menschen, die der Niedrigstrahlung ausgesetzt sind. Bei all den schlimmen Bildern dieser Katastrophe und den Geschichten über jene Männer, auf die ein mehr oder weniger schneller Tod oder ein langes Siechtum wartet, vergessen wir viel zu schnell die Erkrankungen, die sich über Jahre in den Körpern der Niedrigverstrahlten ausbreiten.

Gibt es schon konkrete Angaben über eine atomare Verseuchung im Umfeld der Kraftwerke von Fukushima?

Verlässliche Informationen dazu gibt es leider kaum. Jüngst erreichten uns Nachrichten, wonach Cäsium an die Umwelt abgegeben worden sein. Dies möchte mal als ein Beispiel heranziehen: Das Cäsium ist dem Kalium biologische ähnlich und der menschliche Körper kann nicht zwischen dem guten Kalium und dem Cäsium unterscheiden. Der Körper nimmt es über die Atmung und die Nahrung auf. Man kann sich nicht davor schützen. Nach der Aufnahme baut sich das Cäsium selbstständig in die Körperzellen ein und zerstört dort den Energiehaushalt der Zellen. Dabei ist es völlig unerheblich, ob es sich um Leber-, Nieren- oder Hirnzellen handelt. Diese befallene Zelle stirbt ab, nachdem sie vorher noch ihre Nachbarzellen in Mitleidenschaft zieht. Damit beginnt ein unheimlicher Kreislauf. Wie das Leben mit einer Zelle beginnt, beginnt in diesem Fall auch das Sterben.

Wie hoch ist denn die Latenzzeit des eingebauten Cäsiums?

Das hängt davon ab, wer das Cäsium aufnimmt. Kinder sind mehr gefährdet, weil sich ihre Zellen pausenlos teilen. Weil sie wachsen, benötigen sie dauernd Energie und müssen dauernd mit der Schädigung ihrer Zellen zurechtkommen. Erwachsene, die weniger Zellenteilungen insgesamt haben, weil ihre Organe schon ausgewachsen sind, sind zunächst nicht so schlimm gefährdet. Bei Kindern treten die bösartigen Erkrankungen demnach schneller auf – bereits nach einem bis vier Jahren, wie wir von Tschernobyl wissen. Bei Erwachsenen beträgt die Latenzzeit 20 bis 25 Jahre.

Das heißt, dass jetzt, 25 Jahre nach Tschernobyl jene Menschen schwer erkranken, die damals der so genannten Niedrigverstrahlung ausgesetzt waren?

Ja, so ist es. Die damaligen Erwachsenen haben 25 Jahre überlebt und werden jetzt krank. Wir sprechen vom leisen Sterben. Die damaligen Kinder sind schon viel früher erkrankt – oft mit tödlichem Ausgang.

Was bedeutet das für die Fortpflanzung der Menschen?

Read moreSilent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

Fukushima Re-Criticality Neutron Feast – Dancing With The Devil In North America (VIDEO)

See also:

ALERT! – Saint Louis, MO: Radioactive Rain At 2.76 mR/Hr, 270 Times Over Background Radiation, Highest Reading So Far (Oct. 17, 2011)



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The Day THYROID CANCER Was Thrust Upon Saint Louis, North America: Monday 17th of October 2011

The POTRBLOG team has been able to identify a 19.25 hour half life and a follow on 4.8 day half life component in the radioactive fallout which rained down on Saint Louis, Missouri on Monday 17th of October 2011. The half lives and decay chain indicate the presence of radioactive Iodine 133 and its daughter product Xenon 133.

As evidenced by alternating Saint Louis, Mo fallout detections of Neptunium 239 and currently of Iodine 133 + Xenon 133, Fukushima is cycling between a free flowing neutron rich criticality creating Neptunium-239 — Plutonium 239 and a neutron “poisoned” criticality where Iodine-133 — Xenon 133 is both the neutron poison and primary fallout product.

Read moreFukushima Re-Criticality Neutron Feast – Dancing With The Devil In North America (VIDEO)

Kashiwa City’s Radioactive Dirt: 276,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium!!!!!

Kashiwa City’s Radioactive Dirt: 276,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium (EX-SKF, Oct. 22, 2011):

The highly radioactive dirt in Kashiwa City in Chiba, which measured 57.5 microsieverts/hr 30 centimeters below the surface, was not from radium after all or any other nuclides that are used in industrial or medical use (some suggested cobalt-60, for example). It was from radioactive cesium.

On October 22 Kashiwa City announced the result of the analysis of three dirt samples from the location at different depth (one on the surface, two at 30 centimeter deep). The analysis was done on October 22. The unit is becquerels per kilogram:

Read moreKashiwa City’s Radioactive Dirt: 276,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium!!!!!

Fukushima Radiation In Canada Far Worse Than Admitted

Flashback:

CANADA, NEAR TORONTO: Radioactive Rain At 20,000 CPM Per Sq Meter! (August 14, 2011 – Video)

Citizen Group Wants Radiation Tests Done In Canada – Health Canada Calls Radiation At More Than 300 Times Background Level ‘MINUTE’

Health Canada Detected Massive Amounts Of Radioactive Material From Fukushima: ‘Authorities Don’t Want People To Have An Understanding Of This’

Canada: Dangerous Levels Of Radiation – Highly Radioactive Rain in Lake Louise, BC (1.66 mcSv/hr) (07/18/2011)

Canada: Spike in B.C. Sudden Infant Deaths Concerns Coroner


What are officials hiding about Fukushima? (Straight, October 20, 2011):

After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, Soviet officials were vilified for hiding the impacts from the public.But when Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident took place last March, public officials in Japan and Canada alike jumped straight into Chernobyl-style damage-control mode, dismissing any worries about impacts.

Now evidence has emerged that the radiation in Canada was worse than Canadian officials ever let on.

Read moreFukushima Radiation In Canada Far Worse Than Admitted

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Finds 51,000 Bequerels/Square Meter Radioactive Cesium In Shinjuku Soil

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Measures Soil Contamination in Shinjuku (EX-SKF, Oct. 8, 2011):

And it is higher, much higher than the Ministry of Education’s aerial survey indicates.

First, to recap, according to the just released Ministry of Education’s aerial survey of radioactive cesium deposition in Tokyo, most of Tokyo has less than 10,000 becquerels/square meter of radioactive cesium, with the exception of the western-most Okutama and the eastern special wards (“ku”) bordering Chiba Prefecture to the east.

Now, it turns out that the Tokyo Metropolitan government, who is not so eager to measure anything radioactive since March 11, was doing its annual survey of soil contamination in Shinjuku and quietly released the data on September 20.

The soil sample was taken at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health in Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, as it has always been done. (That’s where the official air radiation level is monitored every day for Tokyo.)

For the last 5 years, radioactive iodine and cesium-134 were not detected, and cesium-137 was 2 to 3 becquerels per kilogram.

Now, this year, the numbers for the soil from the surface to 5 centimeters deep were:

  • Iodine-131: ND
  • Cesium-134: 360 becquerels/kg
  • Cesium-137: 430 becquerels/kg
  • Total cesium: 790 becquerels/kg

To convert from “per kilogram” to “per square meter”, Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission uses the factor of 65. The total cesium per square meter in Shinjuku therefore is: 51,350 becquerels per square meter.

Even if you just take cesium-137 (for comparison purpose), 430 becquerels/kg translates to 27,950 becquerels/square meter.

Read moreTokyo Metropolitan Government Finds 51,000 Bequerels/Square Meter Radioactive Cesium In Shinjuku Soil

Lists On How To Protect And Detoxify Yourself From Radiation

Here are two excellent lists on what you can do to protect yourself from radiation:

How To Decrease Radiation Illness And Protect Yourself From Radiation

Dr. Rima Laibow Recommends What to Do About Radiation

Related info:

Prof. Chris Busby: Help Save Children Of Fukushima From Radiation! (Video Exposing The Evil Japanese Government)

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Back Into Recriticality

From the article:

“The future of this blog is bright.”


Breaking News: Fukushima in recriticality (Fukushima Diary, Sep. 9, 2011):

At four different places in Japan, Iodine 131 was detected between 15th-25th August.

The half life time of Iodine 131 is about 8 days.

It’s natural to think Fukushima got into the recriticality state.

1) Between 8/15~16,they detected 150 Bq/kg of Iodine 131 from sewage sludge in Tokyo.

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2) Between 8/25~9/6,they also detected 2,300 ~ 4,800 Bq/kg of Iodine 131.

Read moreFukushima Nuclear Plant Back Into Recriticality

Unbelievable: Former NHK Director And Economist: ‘Doesn’t The Kyoto City Government Know That Radioactive Materials Will Be Dissolved And Rendered Harmless Once They Get Burned?’

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AND NOW … Meet The 3 Japanese Scientists That Say: ‘Plutonium is Not That Dangerous’ (Video)


Just Burn Radioactive Materials Then They’re Harmless, said One Japanese Economist (EX-SKF, August 13, 2011):

If that’s true, the entire Fukushima I Nuke Plant can blow up in a huge bonfire and we’ll be all set.

Nobuo Ikeda is a Japanese economist and commentator and a former NHK director. He has a sizeable following in Japan and is considered influential. I am just parroting what I’ve found about him, as all I know of him is the tweet he wrote and disseminated to his 120,000-plus followers from his Twitter account on August 13 (which has been taken down since), in which he, commenting on the decision by Kyoto City not to use the radioactive firewood from Rikuzen Takata City, apparently said:

「燃やせば放射性物質は分解されて無害になるのを京都市役所は知らないのか?」

Doesn’t the Kyoto City government know that radioactive materials will be dissolved and rendered harmless once they get burned?

I sure didn’t.

Mr. Ikeda also says it’s a superstition that low-level radiation exposure causes cancer, according to his tweet on August 12 (in Japanese), and that the “anti-nuke” movement is nothing but a powerless conspiracy among the left and the ultra-left, former radical left from the 1960s.

There are no safe levels of radiation:

Read moreUnbelievable: Former NHK Director And Economist: ‘Doesn’t The Kyoto City Government Know That Radioactive Materials Will Be Dissolved And Rendered Harmless Once They Get Burned?’

Radioactive Iodine Found In Thyroid Glands In 50% Of Fukushima Children (NHK)

Radiation effect on children’s thyroid glands (NHK, August 14, 2011):

A survey shows that a small amount of radioactive iodine has been detected in the thyroid glands of hundreds of children in Fukushima Prefecture.

The result was reported to a meeting of the Japan Pediatric Society in Tokyo on Saturday.

A group of researchers led by Hiroshima University professor Satoshi Tashiro tested 1,149 children in the prefecture for radiation in their thyroid glands in March following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Radioactive iodine was detected in about half of the children.

Tashiro says radiation in thyroid glands exceeding 100 millisieverts poses a threat to humans, but that the highest level in the survey was 35 millisieverts.

Tashiro says based on the result, it is unlikely that thyroid cancer will increase in the future, but that health checks must continue to prepare for any eventuality.

Japan Is Only Conducting VOLUNTARY TESTING As Threat to Japanese Food Chain Multiplies, Cesium And Iodine Contamination Found In Milk, Vegetables As Far As 360 Km From Fukushima Nuke Plant

More info here:

This Is Outrageous: Japanese Government Killing Its Own People In Fukushima (Video)


From the article:

“Japan has no centralized system to check for radiation contamination of food, leaving local authorities and farmers conducting voluntary tests. Products including spinach, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tea, milk, plums and fish have been found contaminated with cesium and iodine as far as 360 kilometers from Dai-Ichi.

Hay contaminated with as much as 690,000 becquerels a kilogram, compared with a government safety standard of 300 becquerels, has been fed to cattle. “

Threat to Japanese Food Chain Multiplies as Cesium Contamination Spreads (Bloomberg, July 25, 2011):

Radiation fallout from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant poses a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium found in beef on supermarket shelves were also detected in more vegetables and the ocean.

More than 2,600 cattle have been contaminated, Kyodo News reported July 23, after the Miyagi local government said 1,183 cattle at 58 farms were fed hay containing radioactive cesium before being shipped to meat markets.

Read moreJapan Is Only Conducting VOLUNTARY TESTING As Threat to Japanese Food Chain Multiplies, Cesium And Iodine Contamination Found In Milk, Vegetables As Far As 360 Km From Fukushima Nuke Plant

1 BILLION BECQUERELS PER HOUR Emission of Radioactive Materials from Fukushima I Nuke Plant at the End of June

1 Billion Becquerels Per Hour Emission of Radioactive Materials from Fukushima I Nuke Plant at the End of June (EX-SKF, July 19, 2011):

That’s an amazing reduction from the maximum emission of 2,000 terabecquerels per hour on March 15, it is actually one-2 millionth of the maximum, says TEPCO in the Reference No. 2 of the progress report on the “roadmap” to God knows where.

Is this number, 1 billion becquerels per hour emission, good? TEPCO’s Matsumoto, in the press conference on July 19, avoided the judgment, and said he didn’t know, but it was one-2 millionth of what it had been on March 15.

On closer reading of the document, though, I noticed one strange thing about this emission number. TEPCO is talking about the radiation emission measured in cesium (cesium-134 and -137), not in iodine equivalence.

To come up with the iodine-131 equivalence, you have to multiply cesium-134 by 3, and cesium-137 by 40 (according to INES handbook). TEPCO doesn’t even give the breakdown of cesium 134 and -137 in its calculation of 1 billion becquerels/hour number. Other nuclides have even higher multiplier: americium-241 is 8,000, plutonium-239 is 10,000.

If half of 1 billion becquerels is cesium-134 and the other half is cesium-137, then in iodine-131 equivalence like in the previous calculations, the emission would be:

(0.5*3)+(0.5*40)=1.5+20=21.5 billion becquerels/hour

Instead of 1 billion becquerels/hour, it would be 21.4 billion becquerels/hour in iodine equivalence, or 516 billion becquerels in one day. In less than 2 days, we would be talking about over 1 terabecquerels.

Read more1 BILLION BECQUERELS PER HOUR Emission of Radioactive Materials from Fukushima I Nuke Plant at the End of June

Dramatic Rise In Radioactive Iodine-131 In Tokyo Sewage

Iodine-131 Still Detected in Sewage Sludge in Tokyo (EX-SKF, July 19, 2011):

The chart below is created by me from the data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Sewerage regarding radioactive iodine and cesium at the 12 sewage treatment plants in Tokyo. The chart only shows iodine-131, in the dehydrated sewage sludge. The unit is becquerels/kg.

After nearly 4 months since the last known large discharge of radioactive materials from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant (March 21), you would think radioactive iodine would be undetectable by now.

On checking Japanese Twitter on the subject, I’ve found an interesting theory. Some people think that maybe there are hospitals in those areas where iodine-131 increased, and they are dumping radioactive iodine in the sewage that they use for treatment for thyroid problems; or that it’s from the urine of the patients treated for thyroid problems.

Anything’s possible. Probable though would be a continuing discharge from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, but who knows?

Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly? Death Rate Up 48 Percent Since Iodine-131 Has Been Detected In Philadelphia’s Drinking Water

All links on the effects of low-level radiation down below.


Is Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly? (MyFoxPhilly, June 16, 2011):

A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphia’s drinking water

Joseph Mangano is is the executive director of the Radiation And Public Health Project in New York, which is made of up scientists and health professionals.

There has been a recent spike, in infant deaths in Philadelphia, and Mangano says radioactive levels, in our water could be to blame.

After the explosion at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, radiation circled the globe, all the way to Pennsylvania.

About a month, after the disaster, radiation levels spiked, in our water, at three Philadelphia facilities.

Mangano said radiation combined with higher levels of iodine the EPAQ found in Philadelphia’s water two months ago may be killing young babies here.

Read moreIs Iodine-131 Killing Babies In Philly? Death Rate Up 48 Percent Since Iodine-131 Has Been Detected In Philadelphia’s Drinking Water

Fukushima: Kurion’s Cesium Removal System Is Clogged – Areva’s Water Decontamination System Had Not 10 But 48 Leaks!

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Kurion’s Cesium Removal System Is Clogged Somewhere (EX-SKF, June 12, 2011):

Part of the contaminated water treatment system being readied at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is the cesium absorption tower using the technology of Kurion, a US start-up with very little information on their corporate website.

TEPCO discovered that not enough water was flowing through one of the 4 subsystems, and suspects it’s clogged up somewhere.

And a bit of new information that the Kurion’s system removes not just cesium but technetium and iodine, according to the press conference handout from TEPCO which is found below.

By the way, the number of pipe leaks in the Areva’s system was not “over 10”. Well, it was “over ten” for sure, but it was actually 48.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (11:45AM JST 6/12/2011; diagram of Kurion’s system added):

東京電力は12日、福島第一原子力発電所にたまった高濃度汚染水を処理する装置の試運転が、13日以降にずれ込む可能性があると発表した。

TEPCO announced on June 12 that the test run of the system to treat highly contaminated water at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant would be delayed after June 13.

Read moreFukushima: Kurion’s Cesium Removal System Is Clogged – Areva’s Water Decontamination System Had Not 10 But 48 Leaks!

Tellurium-132 Detected At 4 Locations On March 12 Before Fukushima Explosion That Day

#Fukushima I Nuke Accident Tellurium-132 Conundrum: Case of Missing Iodine and Cesium (EX-SKF, June 6, 2011):

This blog posted on June 3 that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency revealed tellurium-132 had been detected 6 kilometers from the plant on the morning of March 12, before the venting of the Reactor 1.

Well, that Yomiuri Shinbun article in that post was incomplete, to say the least. It turns out that it was not only one location in Namie-machi where radioactive tellurium was detected but also at 3 other locations: one more location in Namie-machi, one location in Okuma-machi, and one location in Minami-Soma City.

Moreover, the same air radiation survey done by Fukushima Prefecture detected more volatile iodine-131 at half as much as tellurium, but it hardly detected any cesium-137 except at one location.

It’s not supposed to happen that way, if what we’ve been told about the circumstance is correct, as a Kyoto University professor says in the article in Tokyo Shinbun, below.

(I’ll go look for the information at NISA, and update if I find more data.)

Tokyo Shinbun (6/5/2011; emphasis added) reports the puzzling detection of tellurium-132 on March 12:

東日本大震災の発生翌日、福島第一原発で爆発が起きる前に福島県が行ったモニタリング調査で、金属性で飛散しにくい放射性のテルルが原発から約七 キロ離れた同県浪江町などで検出されていたことが分かった。拡散しやすい揮発性の放射性ヨウ素より多く検出されており、早い段階で金属性の放射性物質が広 く飛散していた。テルルはレアメタル(希少金属)の一種で、放射性同位体のテルル132の半減期は三日余り。主にベータ線を出す。

It has been revealed that radioactive tellurium, a metal that is hard to disperse in the atmosphere, was detected on the next day [March 12] of the earthquake in Namie-machi, 7 kilometers from the plant, and other locations according to the result of the monitoring survey done by Fukushima Prefecture before the explosion at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant that day. More tellurium was detected than more volatile radioactive iodine. It shows that metallic radioactive materials [like tellurium] dispersed wide from an early stage [of the accident]. Tellurium is a rare metal, and tellurium-132 has a half-life of about 3 days, emitting beta rays.

データは保安院が三日夜に公表。三月十二日朝から十三日夜までの大気を調べたもので、大半がこれまで未公表だった。テルル132は十二日朝から昼 すぎにかけ、浪江町の二カ所と大熊町、南相馬市で検出。濃度は一立方メートルあたり法定限度の二〇ベクレルを超える一一九~二三ベクレルだった。

The data was revealed on June 3 evening by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. The monitoring survey of the air was done from March 12 morning till March 13 night, and the most of the data had been withheld until June 3. Tellurium-132 was detected from the morning till the early afternoon on March 12 at 2 locations in Namie-machi, and Okuma-machi and Minami-Soma City. The concentration was between 23 to 119 becquerels per cubic meter, exceeding the safety limit of 20 becquerels per cubic meter.

Read moreTellurium-132 Detected At 4 Locations On March 12 Before Fukushima Explosion That Day

High Levels Of Radioactive Iodine Found In Fukushima Nuclear Workers

Fukushima workers exposed to high radiation (ABC News, May 30, 2011)

High radioactivity found in Japan nuclear workers (AFP, May 30th, 2011):

TOKYO — Two workers from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been contaminated by high levels of radioactive iodine, the operator said Monday, prompting fears over their long-term health.

The workers, reportedly men in their 30s and 40s, may have already been exposed to radiation levels higher than the recently boosted official annual limit, Japanese media suggested.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it had been measuring the internal exposure to radiation of all employees involved in emergency work at the Fukushima Daiichi plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Internal exposure occurs when people take radioactive substances into their bodies through tainted air or food and drink.

Read moreHigh Levels Of Radioactive Iodine Found In Fukushima Nuclear Workers

Hong Kong Finds Radioactive Iodine-131 In Fish

Hong Kong finds radioactive iodine in fish (AFP, May 28, 2011):

A SMALL amount of radioactive iodine-131 has been found in a sample of fish taken from a wholesale market in Hong Kong, the Government said today.

Hong Kong has been monitoring radiation levels in the city’s food and water supply and atmosphere in the wake of the crisis at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station.

Read moreHong Kong Finds Radioactive Iodine-131 In Fish

Radioactive Iodine 131 Found Near Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Plant – Cobalt 58 Found At Hamaoka Nuclear Plant

Info and location of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant HERE.

Info and location of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant HERE.


Tepco Says Iodine at Kashiwazaki Plant May Be From Fukushima (Bloomberg, May 26, 2011:)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it found traces of radioactive iodine 131 near its Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant that may have originated from the utility’s stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactors.

Operations at Kashiwazaki on Japan’s western coast are normal, the company known as Tepco said in a statement today. The iodine was found in seaweed that may have drifted over from the Fukushima plant on the country’s eastern coast, according to the statement.

Radiation leaks from the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima rank the accident on the same scale as the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The 20-kilometer (12-mile) exclusion zone around Fukushima has forced the evacuation of 50,000 households, extermination of livestock and disposal of crops.

Chubu Electric Power Co., which shut all the reactors at its sole nuclear station following the Fukushima disaster, detected radioactive cobalt 58 on a filter attached to an exhaust stack at the plant, the utility said today.

Read moreRadioactive Iodine 131 Found Near Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Plant – Cobalt 58 Found At Hamaoka Nuclear Plant

Japan Government Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, Showing Very High Iodine-131 Organ Dose In Infants

Flashback:

Japan Hit By Massive Nuclear Fallout Cloud Of Highly Radioactive Iodine:


Ministry of Education Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, It Shows Very High Organ Dose of Iodine-131 for Infants in Wide Area (May 22, 2011)

I mentioned the system called the WSPEEDI simulation system in passing when I wrote about SPEEDI data for the early period of the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident (March 11 onward).

When Professor Kosako resigned from his post as PM special advisor in protest of the 20 millisievert/year radiation limit for school children, he called for the release of WSPEEDI, which can cover much wider area (“several thousand kilometers”, according to Professor Kosako).

Well well. The Ministry of Education very quietly put the WSPEEDI simulation data on their webpage for SPEEDI data list on May 10, without any fanfare, without any media (I mean MSM) coverage.

The Ministry released 2 simulation maps, one for March 24 and another for March 25. They are only about iodine-131.

One of the maps, “Organ dose of I-131 for infant [less than a year old]”, shows that the extremely high dose along the coast of Fukushima, with the dose in the area around Fukushima I Nuke Plant over 500 millisieverts (deep pink color). I added the prefecture names:

Another map, “Surface deposition of I-131”, shows a very wide area in Kanto and Tohoku in green, which indicates iodine-131 deposition of between 100,000 to 1,000,000 becquerels per square meter. In Tokyo, one green band goes over the densely populated eastern Tokyo (23 “ku” or districts) and another one goes over the middle. That pretty much corresponds with the higher air radiation level that continues in the 23 districts, particularly the eastern most districts, and the elevated level in cities like Fuchu, which sits in the middle. Again, I added the prefecture names:

So this is what TPTB wanted to hide at all cost, and released in a sneaky fashion after 2 months, and it’s only about iodine-131 whose half life is 8 days. Where there’s iodine-131, there’s got to be cesium, but they are still mum on cesium or any other radionuclides. No WSPEEDI data from the earlier days, nor after March 25.

Read moreJapan Government Quietly Released WSPEEDI Simulation, Showing Very High Iodine-131 Organ Dose In Infants