Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fukushima radiation detected 400 miles away in Pacific Ocean at levels 1,000 times higher than previous readings


Posted on on February 28, 2012 // Leave Your Comment

 

Ethan A. Huff
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over, as new reports explains that water samples taken nearly 400 miles off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean are showing radiation levels of up to 1,000 times higher than previous readings. Presenting their findings at the recent Ocean Sciences Meeting in Salt Lake City, Ut., scientists continued to claim these severely elevated radiation levels are not a significant health or environmental threat.

Back in June 2011, a ship carrying scientists traveled off the eastern coast of Japan collecting water samples at distances of roughly 20 miles to 400 miles from the coast. Upon analysis, these samples were found to contain elevated levels of cesium-137 at ten to 1,000 times higher than levels detected before the Fukushima disaster, which is highly alarming.

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FUKUSHIMA IN A NUTSHELL!!!!


“The government and TEPCO have not reported the total amount of the released radioactivity yet,” said Kodama, who believes [b]things are far worse than even the recent detection of extremely high radiation levels at the plant.[/b]
According to Dr Kodama, the total amount of radiation released over a period of more than five months from the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster is the equivalent to more than 29 “Hiroshima-type atomic bombs” and the amount of uranium released “is equivalent to 20” Hiroshima bombs.
When on August 2nd readings of 10,000 millisieverts (10 sieverts) of radioactivity per hour were detected at the plant, Japan’s science ministry said that level of dose is fatal to humans, and is enough radiation to kill a person within one to two weeks after the exposure.
[this is why we see near no-one at the plant working]
Doctors in Japan are already treating patients suffering health effects they attribute to radiation from the ongoing nuclear disaster.
Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director, said: “It is utterly outrageous to raise the exposure levels for children to twenty times the maximum limit for adults.”
Kodama is an expert in internal exposure to radiation, and is concerned that the government has not implemented a strong response geared towards measuring radioactivity in food.
“Although three months have passed since the accident already, why have even such simple things have not been done yet?” he said. “I get very angry and fly into a rage.”

you’d be blind to the truth if you don’t read the whole article…..
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/08/201181665921711896.html
Fek!

Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov’t says


Areas near nuclear plant may be unlivable forever, gov't says

The top of Number Three reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this week
AFP
TOKYO —

The government on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently unlivable.
Measurements taken between November and January confirm earlier results which show a level of radioactivity of 470 millisierverts per year when the average, under normal conditions, is less than one per year, according to a government report released Friday.
Some of the highest readings were taken in the town of Futaba, to the northwest of the plant wrecked on March 11.

[Full Article here]