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Radiation Watch 2013
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:21:08 PM »


It is with a heavy heart that we have to begin RADIATION WATCH 2013.

As of 21 December 2012, it has been 651 days that Planet Earth has been at war with the nuclear industry - and, unfortunately, our dear beloved Mother Earth seems to be losing the fallout depopulation battle.

However, we are happy to start with some good news.

Skull Valley Goshute Margene Bullcreek led the fight against the radioactive waste
dump targeted at her community. (Photo by Gabriela Bulisova)

22 December 2012

PFS pulls the plug on parking lot dump targeted at Skull Valley Goshutes in Utah

As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, the Private Fuel Storage (PFS) Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) has given up on its plans to turn the tiny Skull Valley Goshutes Inidan Reservation in Utah into a parking lot dump (or "centralized interim storage facility") for commercial high-level radioactive waste.

At one time, PFS was comprised of more than a dozen nuclear utilities, led by Xcel Energy of Minnesota, with Dairyland Power Co-Op as a front group.

In 2005-2006, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted PFS a construction and operating license, despite objections by traditionals with the Skull Valley band, nearly 500 environmental and environmental justice organizations, as well as the State of Utah.

The plan was for 40,000 metric tons of irradiated nuclear fuel to be "temporarily stored" (for 20 to 40 years) in 4,000 dry casks on the reservation.

However, as the ultimate plan was to transfer the wastes to the Yucca Mountain dump, when that proposal was cancelled in 2009, this would have meant the wastes would have been stuck indefinitely at Skull Valley.

In 2006 a very unlikely coalition, involving the likes of Mormon political leaders and wilderness advocates, succeeded in creating the first federal wilderness area in Utah in a generation.

This created a "moat" around the Skull Valley reservation, blocking the railway needed to directly deliver the waste.

(We proposed this same action plan at the Avila Beach Diablo Canyon protest way back in 1979 as a way to DENY NUCLEAR at the San Onofre NPP in San Diego.)

And, after lobbying efforts at the top echelons of Republican Party decision making circles by U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as well as Utah Governor Huntsman, the George W. Bush administration's Department of the Interior refused to approve the lease agreement between PFS and the Skull Valley band, as well as the intermodal transfer facility on Bureau of Land Management property which could have allowed heavy haul trucks to ship the waste containers the final leg of the journey to the reservation.

The Skull Valley Goshutes were first targeted by the nuclear power establishment more than 20 years ago. Altogether, 60-some tribes have been actively targeted for high-level radioactive waste parking lot dumps.

All the proposals have been stopped, as through the work of Native American grassroots environmental activists like Grace Thorpe (NoTen O Quah), working in alliance with environmental and environmental justice organizations.

Yucca Mountain, as viewed through the frame of a Western Shoshone ceremonial sweat lodge. (Photo by Gabriela Bulisova)

21 December 2012

25 years ago today, the "Screw Nevada Bill" was passed

As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, in the wee hours of Dec. 22, 1987, 49 states ganged up on one, singling out Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the sole site in the country for further study as a potential national dump for high-level radioactive waste.

Numerous targeted dumpsites in the East had been indefinitely postponed a year or two before, due to widespread public resistance. Deaf Smith County, TX and Hanford, WA were also being considered for the western dumpsite.

But TX had 32 U.S. Representatives, WA had a dozen, and NV, just one. TX and WA Representatives also held the powerful House Speaker and Majority Leader slots. On the Senate side, NV had two rookie Senators, regarded at the time as easy to roll. The "raw, naked" political decision was made behind closed doors.

But the science -- Yucca's geological and hydrological unsuitability -- caught up to the proposal. So did Harry Reid's revenge, as he grew in power to become Senate Majority Leader. Led by Western Shoshone spiritual leader Corbin Harney, the Western Shoshone National Council maintained tireless opposition to the dump, joined, over time, by more than 1,000 environmental groups. Then, in 2009, President Obama and his Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, wisely cancelled the dangerous, controversial proposal.

Although $11 billion of ratepayer and taxpayer money had already been wasted, another $90 billion would have been wasted if the project had gone forward.

If the dumpsite had opened, many thousands of high-level radioactive waste trucks, trains, and barges would have travelled through most states, past the homes of tens of millions of Americans, at risk of severe accidents or intentional attacks unleashing disastrous amounts of radioactivity into metro areas.

And if wastes had been buried at Yucca, it would have eventually leaked into the environment (beginning within centuries or at most thousands of years), dooming the region downwind and downstream as a nuclear sacrifice area.

Dec. 21st marked the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

Members of a congressional subcommittee tour the Yucca Mountain tunnel on April 26, 2011, during a field trip to the shuttered site, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, where the Department of Energy planned to entomb the nation's high-level nuclear waste. (Jessica Ebelhar/Las Vegas Review Journal)

Judy Treichel, executive director of the Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, has published an op-ed in the Las Vegas Sun entitled "Winning the Yucca battle -- 25 years later."

Twenty-five years ago, on Dec. 22, 1987, Nevada’s number was up — at least we thought so. The most bombed place on Earth was slated by Congress to take another big hit in the form of becoming the final resting place for the nation’s thousands of tons of high-level nuclear waste. The Screw Nevada Bill became law, directing the Department of Energy to only consider Yucca Mountain for a national repository.

In addition to being on the western edge of the Nevada Test Site (now the Nevada National Security Site), Yucca Mountain is also beneath the Nellis Air Force Base’s test and training range. Military aircraft are tested and war exercises are carried out, often with live bombs.

During a public meeting, conducted by the Department of Energy, a Las Vegas schoolteacher told the agency, “You have decided that the one place in the country where bombs are tested underground and bombs are sometimes dropped from above is the safest place to bring the most dangerous waste there is?” more

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell

5 January 2013

Beyond Nuclear - Home - States have no confidence in NRC's Nuke Waste Con Game

State of Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell (pictured, left) stated that "Until the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, the NRC licensed and relicensed nuclear reactors on the assumption that the federal government would take away all of the spent fuel from each reactor site at some defined time, so the NRC never looked at the possibility that the fuel might stay there for years, decades, or even centuries.”

He added that NRC has to consider whether licensing new -- and extending the licenses at old -- reactors makes sense in light of the long-term environmental impacts of onsite irradiated nuclear fuel storage, and the uncertainty surrounding the availability of a permanent dumpsite at any point in the future.

In the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Energy was eyeing 7 potential sites in Vermont's granite for a national repository, as well as additional sites in neighboring New Hampshire (Hillsboro) and Maine (Sebago Lake).


And in a strange case of the pot calling the kettle black...

5 January 2013

NRC pleads insufficient funds to resume Yucca dump licensing proceeding

As reported by the Aiken Standard, however, Aiken County, South Carolina -- home to large amounts of high-level radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons complex -- is arguing the licensing proceeding should resume post haste, with whatever funding is available.

Aiken County, the State of South Carolina, and the State of Washington sued the federal government, to force the resumption of the Yucca licensing proceeding.

Ironically enough, while Aiken County and the State of South Carolina seek to export their high-level radioactive wastes to Yucca Mountain, Nevada, pro-nuclear boosters are simultaneously volunteering -- and lobbying the federal government -- to import large quantitites of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel for "centralized interim storage," and even reprocessing, at the Savannah River Site. more


NukeSpeak - can someone please explain just what the hell is going on here?

Attorneys representing Aiken County stated in its motion that
“simply put, no appropriations decisions have been made
which prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from using available funds
to continue the agency's mandatory review of the Yucca Mountain license application. It continues to stand as the law of the land.”

The NRC has, on hand, nearly $10.5 million in Nuclear Waste Fund carryover. Plaintiffs want the funds to be used to continue the licensing process for Yucca.

Hold on here:
$10.5 million in NWF ‘carryover’?

The NRC stated that, “it would be a far more appropriate to conserve the limited amounts … so that it would be available if and when Congress decides to fund the project … or to direct their use toward an alternative high-level waste solution.”

Judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit are hearing the lawsuit that states the NRC illegally halted its consideration of a license for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in 2010.

Radioactive Japan under LDP: Law May Be Passed to Force Retailers to Carry Fukushima Produce

3 January 2013

In another WTF moment, Ms. Mori declares the new national government under LDP is considering passing the legislation to force retailers to sell Fukushima produce.
It's not very clear from the article below by Fukushima Minpo whether this legislation is intended for retailers only in Fukushima, or any retailers anywhere. (The more I read it, it feels the legislation will be for the retailers everywhere in Japan, but not 100% sure.)

Fukushima Minpo also makes it obvious that Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency (whose head is the same Ms. Mori) is for helping producers, not consumers.

And this from 12 August 2012

Fukushima Produce On Sale In Tokyo


I was really surprised to see produce from Fukushima for sale in a supermarket near my house in Tokyo. Not only for sale but, ON SALE.

At the front door of the market, you can find the peaches ON SALE. In other parts of the produce area you can find peaches from other parts of Japan for double or triple the amount of the Fukushima peaches.??

I recently read that Fukushima peaches will be exported to Thailand beginning this month (August 2012).

Measurement of Radioactive Fallout from the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Incident

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborated with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program in an effort to monitor North American precipitation samples for the presence of nuclear fallout in response to the Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station incident that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Specifically, excess precipitation and filtrate (insolubles suspended in precipitation) from National Trends Network sites and selected Mercury Deposition Network sites were analyzed for the presence of radiological fallout for samples collected during the March 8th to April 5th, 2011 sampling period. NADP samples were provided to the USGS's TRIGA Nuclear Facility in Denver Colorado, where the radiological determinations were made.

Atmospheric back trajectories from sites where radioactive fallout was measured in NADP wet deposition samples. NOAA's HYSPLIT model was used for this analysis (click to enlarge).

This project was implemented to add information about radioactive fallout from the March 12-14, 2011 incident


and to test the capabilities of the NADP to respond to an unexpected atmospheric release. This is the second time samples from the NADP network have been used to measure radioactive fallout, the first being after the Chernobyl reactor failure in 1986.

The study found concentrations (activity) and fallout (deposition) of radioactive iodine and radioactive cesium in significant number of samples. Detectable quantities of Iodine-131, Cesium-137, and Cesium-134 were observed at 21% of the 167 tested locations.

Concentrations of I-131 detected in 5 samples ranged from 29.6 to 1090 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Concentrations of Cs-134 detected in 23 samples ranged from 0.4 to 55 pCi/L. Concentrations of Cs-137 in 33 samples ranged from 0.70 pCi/L to 39 pCi/L.

Detections and measurable fallout from wet deposition was observed primarily at NADP sites located along the West Coast of the US, the central Rocky Mountain region and northern Great Plains, the central and upper Mississippi River Valley and eastern mountainous regions ranging from Virginia northward through Vermont. Deposition was also observed at NADP sites in Alaska (see figure).

NADP sites where USGS measured 137Cs in precipitation samples.
Dot size represents relative deposition amounts (0.8 – 240 Bq/m²
) (]click to enlarge).


Tepco admitted on 12/27/2012: 10 million Bq of cesium-134/137 is still released from reactor1, 2 and 3 EVERY SINGLE HOUR!

This is measured at the top part of each reactor building. The amount is computed from the dust density of Cs-134/137, other nuclides are excluded.

Since this April, the releasing amount has been stably around 10 million Bq / hour.

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 12:57:30 PM »
Once again TFW, Above and beyond excellent thread rendering!!!
I wanted too add that, with in the findings of the Great Plains area, both in Central and South Eastern South Dakota, we are currently being summoned to relinquish the Uranium deposits for manufacturing purposes. Of course there are some 'REAL' issues with these areas due to the fact we are considered the bread basket of the world, and that there happens too be Aquifer's located under these mining operations expected drilling and mining sites.

The people of South Dakota are up in arms over this, the big companies that want to support the mining are adamantly denying that there would be no cause for danger as the operation progresses, but when confronted via Town hall meeting's and EPA they have no real safety number  too give.

I have grown up in this part of the country most of my life, recently they have tried to exploit all kinds of trafficking and mining facilitated industries both from and through our beautiful country sides. Farmer's around here are starting to grow corn for E-fuels opposed for consumption because it pays more and saves their prosperity of being farmers and land owners. I have many relatives that, since I was a young whipper snapper, have since given up the AG business completely due to foreclosures and government involvement in regulations.
i.e.- Have some cousins that were left with a tonne of land, almost a complete section, it was a Soybean/corn/Wheat operation in the day,beautiful ranch style home from back in the day built by my Uncle Jack. He also built a dairy milking barn complete with separators and Homogenizers too save expensive processing that was deducted from naturally harvested milk, was quite the operation, both Dairy and grain wise.
Today, his son's operate it, it is no longer a AG/Grain/Dairy based business, it is a hog confinement, all the old barns and everything on the land was bulldozed to the dirt for rebuild of new structures. The place is and absolute cesspool of what it once was, and it is because of the involvement of governments and farmer's inability to produce the ever so delicate balances between crops and livestock.
When I asked one of his son's why they did what they did, the only reply was "It's where the money is."  :o

Either way, the radiation factors are going to be a serious problem for sure, we have too remember that we are living on a natural reactor, the combination of both is going to be devastating none the less when these two influences of the same nature start contributing to one another in a most expedited way.

Simple solutions, just stubborn people with in the current fundamental thinking department of the PTB for sure!!  >:(

Thanks again TFW, really eye opening stuff you post, wish everyone in the PTB groups could see thing's as clearly as you explain them.

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 06:29:57 PM »

co·in·ci·dence noun \k?-?in(t)-s?-d?n(t)s, -s?-?den(t)s\
Definition of COINCIDENCE

: the act or condition of coinciding : correspondence
: the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection

Study: 88% of cesium in radioactive ash
might be at risk of being transported away from
Japan landfills by wind and rain

[...] These results show that 88% of the total radioactive Cs existed in water soluble and ion extractive forms and might be at risk for elution and diffusion with rain and wind. [...]

Following the accident, the Japanese Government established 100000 Bq/kg as the activity concentration limit for radioactive cesium in the incinerator ashes of MSW [municipal solid wastes] that were destined for landfill. [...]

In Japan, most of the incinerator ash of MSW is sent to landfill and these ashes are thus exposed to wind and pH 5.6 rainwater for long periods. As a result, 88% of the total radioactive cesium might be at risk for elution and diffusion due to exposure to rain and wind.

Very interesting reading:

Radioactive Nuclides in the Incinerator Ashes of Municipal Solid Wastes before and after the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

Japanese Attorney: Information is being concealed —
“5 people died of acute leukemia last year” in S?ma, 45km north of Fukushima Daiichi

[...] The recent situation in Soma city*..a child had acute leukemia, a man in 30s died, 5 people died of acute leukemia last year. This kind of information is concealed.

[...] In his turn lawyer Toshio Yanagihara spoke about the “Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial.”

Through this class action suit on behalf of 14 children, the plaintiffs hope to force the authorities to recognize the legal right of hundreds of thousands of children to be evacuated from the contaminated areas.

The fact that children are obliged to eat contaminated food and breathe radioactive air is a violation of the rights of the child.

The press is gagged or gives false information provided by the government,

which is a violation of the right to freedom of expression and information. [...]

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato

Fukushima governor hopitalized — Bleeding from colon

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato has been hospitalized since Sunday due to bleeding colon diverticulum, the prefectural government said Monday.

The 65-year-old governor of the nuclear disaster-hit prefecture is being treated with medicine and will be discharged from the hospital in the city of Fukushima in seven to 10 days, according to the prefectural office. [...]

Probably didn't have anything to do with this   :P   

Fukushima governor wants all reactors decommissioned

or this:

Snow day: Pupils walk though the snow to a temporary building being used by Minato No. 2 Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday, the last day of the semester. The building was erected after the school was destroyed by the March 11 disasters. (KYODO PHOTO)

Sato calls for wider nuke-crisis payment

Another man died of acute lymphocytic leukemia | Fukushima Diary

Report: Journalist dies of acute lymphocytic leukemia —
Was living inside 30 km zone to support Fukushima

TV: US sailors having traits associated with radiation poisoning after Japan operation -
Bleeding from rectum -
Baby with birth defects - Cancer - Thyroid problems (VIDEO)

Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan, floating off the coast of Japan, load humanitarian relief supplies March 22, 2011, into a U.S. Navy Seahawk belonging to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Van Buskirk and Lt. Victoria Throckmorton. The pilots made several trips into tsunami-damaged towns along the coast to deliver the supplies.

US sailors sue Japanese utility over radiation exposure - Earthquake Disaster in Japan - Stripes

(...) The sailors allege a host of medical conditions, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to rectal bleeding and thyroid problems, as a result of the exposure and say they will have to undergo more medical tests and expensive treatments in the future, their lawyer Paul Garner said Thursday.

The sailors also want TEPCO, which has an office in Washington, D.C., to establish a $100 million fund to pay for any of their future medical expenses. (...)


“Complete Information Control”: Japan newspapers receive much frightening info that’s covered up — Some evacuees died from acute symptoms yet not reported — Journalists scared

According to the news received yesterday, 6 evacuees out of 10 from a certain area of Namiecho who relocated themselves in Yonezawa died of acute symptoms (it was said leukemia), and that horrified the remaining evacuees. They presented this fact to the administration and medias, however, the media didn’t report it at all. They said they are scared of the government...

Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

A manager’s calls for reinforcements to help contain a series of crises at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were ignored, newly released TEPCO teleconference footage has revealed. [...]

Mainichi: Fukushima workers stood above highly radioactive rubble — “I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital”

Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant workers who struggled to bring the nuclear crisis under control in its first few months were only checked for radiation exposure to the torso despite the presence of highly radioactive rubble, according to former employees of plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and other sources.

[...] radiation dosages from some rubble under his feet topped 100 millisieverts. Several hundred people were working around the building at the time, the onetime TEPCO employee says. [...]
”I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital because I thought it was due to the unsanitary environment,” he recalls. [...]


Lives Slipped Away?
The 50 Patients of Futaba Hospital?

"In the three days after the nuclear accident, more than 200 bed-ridden elderly people were stranded at the Futaba Hospital and attached old people's home in the town of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, and 50 died during the exhausting evacuation operation. Those 50 deaths have shocked hospital and care home operators across the country and posed hard new questions for Japan as a land of frequent natural disasters." Air date 1/11/2013

NHK Fukushima Special: “We may not have much time left until the next catastrophe occurs” (VIDEO)

At 46:30 in
Yasushi Kamada, NHK Reporter: “What should we do to save the most vulnerable among us in the event of a disaster?”

“How far should we risk our lives to save others?
We may not have much time left until the next catastrophe occurs.
How much support can medical staff provide when they become victims of disaster?
We medical workers can't help more patients if we don't survive. First and foremost, our own survival is critical".

Yahoo: Rumor spreading in Japan says leukemia up 7 times from last year — Champion wrestler who trained in Fukushima diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukemia

MHLW ignores the medical statistics of Fukushima and a part of Miyagi, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, December 1, 2011:
Since a few weeks ago, this “harmful rumor” has been spreading on the internet
   •   Date: Nov. 21
   •   Survey of medical association of each local government
   •   April through October
   •   Leukemia cases have increased 7 times since last year
   •   Chairman of medical association said that the connection between unusual increase of leukemia and Fukushima is not clear
   •   60% of the total leukemia cases are acute leukemia (highest ratio since 1978, when they started taking this survey)
   •   80% of the patients are from Northern Japan and the Kanto area
   •   Fukushima has highest rate, then Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo

Posts mentioning ‘leukemia’ get deleted says Japanese man diagnosed with acute leukemia after 3/11

Japan TV host diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia — Had been eating Fukushima produce on show

“A 63-year-old TV newscaster has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and is now hospitalized, getting ready for chemo. He felt a strange lump in his neck on October 28, he says. (Various news sources including: Zakzak 11/7/2011, Yomiuri Shinbun 11/6/2011)

“In his morning program on Fuji TV he’s been promoting Fukushima produce by eating them in the show. He also happened to be in Fukushima in March 15. Just a coincidence. Never mind that ALL is predominant in small children, and an adult case is one in 100,000 annually in Japan.”

Japanese testify on radiation hazards at Human Rights Council in Geneva -
World Network For Saving Children From Radiation

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 07:06:58 PM »
I read all this, and with sadness and horror...  But I ask:  Now what?

Yes, the removal of nuclear energy from the choices of energy production is optimal -'s NOT likely, given the fact that They're making so much money turning mercury into gold...

So what do We DO?  What CAN We do?
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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 11:42:23 AM »

Our recent fishing trip to Rio Tango appears to be panning out:

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 12:46:35 PM »

Originally posted by Zaphod58

I'll try to find the official reports over the next couple of days to get an idea of what the levels in California are, but nothing I've seen to date raises any alarms.

Greetings Zaphod58:

When we started this thread, we were postulating that 676 days of Fukushima fallout might somehow contribute to the current 'flu' epidemic...   :P

We'll toss out some info for you "to get an idea of what the levels in California are."

April 18, 2011
Fukushima Forecast:

Uninterrupted line of radiation stretches across Pacific, tracking towards West Coast of U.S., Canada


The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (Norwegian: Norsk Institutt for luftforskning) or NILU is one of the leading specialized scientific laboratories in Europe researching issues related to air pollution, climate change and health.

NILU has a staff of scientists, engineers and technicians with specialized expertise for working on air pollution problems. The staff do more than two hundred projects annually for research councils, industries, international banks and local, national and international authorities and organizations. Its director since 2009 is Kari Nygaard.

It's higher than normal of course,
but it's not high enough to cause health problems
unless it lingers for years,
which it won't because the weather will push it out
and cause lower readings as time goes on.

"It's higher than normal of course."

Now, why would you say that? Specifically, why, "of course"?

Maybe this?

April 21, 2011
Radioactive Fukushima Plutonium And Strontium Bombarding US West Coast Since March 18th[/b]

EPA RADnet Reports Show Plutonium in US since March 18th
We found a more complete RADnet dataset for various radioactive isotopes we had previously not encountered.

Recently while searching the EPA RADnet database for radiation reports, we found a link to the main database.  It included the RADNet monitoring data for many isotopes not released in the public reports.

Notice that:

   •   RADnet began monitoring for Plutonium from Day 1 - March 11, 2011

   •   Plutonium was found from Alaska to San Francisco California. and down into Guam from
March 18, 2011

   •   Strontium was detected in the United States on March 18, 2011

   •   Isotopes found not released in public reports Plutonium, Strontium and Cesium

   •   What do the negative values mean in the results column? source

April 25, 2011
New EPA radiation tests show Cesium in California rainwater at highest level since crisis began

Precipitation RadNet Laboratory Analysis, EPA, April 25, 2011:

Richmond, California (San Francisco Bay Area), posted on April 25, collected April 14:

Cesium-134 @ 8.9 picoCuries/liter
Cesium-137 @ 7.9 pCi/l

In the EPA’s previous four tests of California precipitation, there was no Cesium-134 or 137 detected.

Areas in US with highest Cesium levels detected by EPA:

All EPA precipitation data posted April 25, 2011.

April 25, 2011
New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada


And there persists the rumor that all is well in the heartland ...
move along, there is nothing to see here ...


Dr. Helen Caldicott sums it up rather nicely in this video.    8)

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 02:09:14 PM »
Ordered my goggles today. You will need these if your going to watch radiation :D

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 06:14:26 PM »
All Americans Should Watch This Video

Posted on March 1, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog

America’s aging nuclear plants are in very real danger of melting down

And see this.

The Center for Investigative Reporting (via Al Jazeera) just released a brilliant, must-watch video showing what’s going on:

Must-Watch Video On Unsafe American Nuclear Plants

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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 05:56:02 PM »

The total number of days between Friday, March 11, 2011 and Friday, March 1, 2013 is
720 days.

The radiation poisoning of we, the people, our children, pets, food, water and our land
has continued unabated -

- for 1 year, 11 months, 17 days, 14 minutes

 ... which is:

•   62,280,440 seconds
•   1,038,074 minutes
•   17,301 hours (rounded down)
•   102 weeks (rounded down)

Once again, are we any closer to a solution to the Fukushima multiple melt-throughs disaster/fiasco spewing life-altering clouds of radiation 24/7/365 ?   

OK, let's try a different tactic to share what we feel is important to understand at this precise time in history.

This is not a drill or dry-fire exercise.

The balloon has dropped, people, and it's called

The 52-week mortality statistics for 2011 (through December 31)
issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
now indicate that the
number of excess deaths in the U.S. since the Fukushima nuclear
power plant disaster now stands at 53,682.

Fukushima Research
Excess post-Fukushima deaths in the US in 2011. Excess mortality in the US derived from CDC data.
A pdf containing ongoing reports of mortality in 2011 is available here.

Beta Radiation in the United States Following the Fukushima Disaster is available here.

Excess Mortality Rate Cover-up Continues
There has been a dramatic increase in excess mortality in the Pacific region for the months
of November and December.  Over 5,000 excess deaths occurred in this region in this time
period, which is more than March, April, and May combined.

The East South Central region also had a spike in this time frame, and the West North
Central and West South Central region also had increases in December.


Excess Deaths in Japan
The Asahi Shimbun reported that the Japanese health ministry estimated that 64,000 more
deaths occurred in Japan in 2011 than in 2010. 

Of these deaths, 20,000 or so can be attributed to the earthquake and tsunami. 

The article states that there is a trend toward higher death rates due to Japan’s aging society.

So we can say that, based on this information, no more than 44,000 excess deaths occurred in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

When compared to the estimate of 53,000+ in this study,

one might conclude
that more people have died in the U.S.
than in Japan
due to the disaster.

Another home-run by our friend Bobby1.

Fukushima AIDS, part 1

26 February 2013

Chernobyl AIDS & Fukushima AIDS
The ongoing global spread of radionuclides from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is causing immune system-related illnesses in Japan, the USA, and worldwide. The same phenomenon occurred and is still occurring after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in 1986, where it was termed “Chernobyl AIDS.”

One result of many studies conducted during the last few years in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia is the clear finding that Chernobyl radiation suppresses immunity – a person’s or organism’s natural protective system against infection and most diseases.

The lymphatic system – the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and Peyer’s patches – has been impacted by both large and small doses of ionizing radiation from the Chernobyl fallout. As a result, the quantity and activity of various groups of lymphocytes and thus the production of antibodies, including various immunoglobulins, stem cells, and thrombocytes, are altered.

The ultimate consequences of destruction of the immune system is immunodeficiency and an increase in the frequency and seriousness of acute and chronic diseases and infections, as is widely observed in the Chernobyl-irradiated territories… [/color]

The suppression of immunity as a result of this radioactive contamination is known as “Chernobyl AIDS.”…

Apparently, impaired immunity triggered by Chernobyl radionuclides adversely affected all of the individuals, without exception, who were subjected to any additional radiation. (Yablokov et al., p. 87 & 92, emphasis mine)

So everyone who was exposed to Chernobyl radiation had their immune systems affected from the fallout.

The same will happen to everyone exposed to Fukushima radiation, which is or will be the entire populations of Japan and the USA.

This is known as “Fukushima AIDS.” more

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 07:12:59 PM »
Thought you might enjoy the read........

Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

“This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

Nuclear radiation –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.

While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden  The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)

Moreover, while all eyes were riveted on the Fukushima Daiichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co  Inc) Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant.

The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.

The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”. 

An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government’s information regarding the nuclear crisis. (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011)


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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 06:06:12 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 04:51:29 PM »

Translation via ex-SKF

11 April 2013

And the latest from TEPCO on April 11, 2013 in the email notice to the press No.35:

Transfer of waste water from the in-the-ground water storage pond No.3 to the pond No.6 started at 2PM on April 11, but a leak was found at the flange of the pipe of the transfer pump at 2:03PM, so we stopped the pump.

The leak stopped when the pump was stopped. The leaked water was soaked into the soil.

And No.37:

We will disassemble the flange to investigate the leak that occurred during the transfer of waste water from the pond No.3 to the pond No.6.

We will also start removing the soil that covers the top part of the water storage pond where the leaked water may have dripped.

The water contains 290,000 Bq/cm3 of all beta (mostly strontium), and 22 liters of this water leaked, as TEPCO’s email notice No.36 confirms.

That would be 6.38 billion becquerels of all beta (290,000 x 1000 x 22).

Who is going to disassemble the flange and remove the dirt?

TEPCO’s president? One of Mr. Abe’s ministers who frequent the plant for photo-ops?

They are having another press conference starting at any moment now (scheduled to start at 6PM local time).

Flange that leaked, from TEPCO’s photos and videos library 4/11/2013:

TEPCO’s Ono says the pump was never tested with running water.

Tested - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

test·ed adjective \?tes-t?d\
Definition of TESTED

: subjected to or qualified through testing —often used in combination <time-tested principles>

What a surprise... :P

Fukushima Pond Leak Update: All 7 In-the-Ground Water Storage Ponds Are Leaking Radioactive (Beta) Water

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13 April2013

Jiji Tsushin (4/13/2013) says TEPCO has reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority that the in-the-ground water storage pond No.1 is indeed leaking into the surrounding soil.

TEPCO’s handout for the press on April 13, 2013 shows that beta nuclides are being detected in the water taken from either the drains or the leak detection pipes or both in not only the ponds Nos 1, 2, 3 but all seven of these in-the-ground storage ponds:

The top table is for the sampled water from the drain holes, which are placed outside the bottom bentonite layer.

From the presentation material by TEPCO’s President (4/10/2013), Page 7:

Confusing information about which pond had the highly contaminated waste water after the Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment. Ponds Nos 1, 2, 3 have them for certain, and Pond No.6, I think. According to the TEPCO president presentation, Pond No.5 (capacity 2,000 tonnes) and Pond No.7 (capacity 4,000 tonnes) were empty.

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 05:03:22 PM »

At least 23 injured after magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Japan

Published time: April 13, 2013 07:06
Edited time: April 13, 2013 18:01

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook western Japan, injuring at least 23 people – seven of them seriously – and damaging several housesThe Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the quake hit early on Saturday morning near Awaji Island, just south of Kobe, at a depth of 15 kilometers.??

The quake was initially measured at 6.0 on the JMA seismic intensity scale, though the agency later upgraded its magnitude to 6.3. The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at 6.0 on the Richter scale, saying it struck at a more shallow depth of five kilometers.??

No tsunami warning was issued, and the country’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said it has received no reports of problems at nuclear facilities.?

Many of those who received more serious injuries were elderly people who tripped while attempting to flee, police said.??

An 82-year-old woman in Fukui prefecture broke her leg after falling to the ground, and a 74-year-old woman Hyogo prefecture suffered a broken hip bone, AFP reported.??Japanese TV news footage showed houses with broken rooftop tiles and cracked walls, while some areas of the island underwent soil liquefaction – a common side-effect of strong tremors.

The earthquake was centered in the same region as the 1995 'Kobe earthquake,' a magnitude 7.2 tremor which killed 6,434 people and caused more than $100 billion in damage.??

"I was scared to death. I thought a big quake hit again,"

AFP quoted Hikaru Doi, a 36-year-old employee at a taxi company on Awaji Island, as telling Jiji Press.??In March 2011, a massive 9.0 quake struck northeastern Japan, sparking a tsunami which killed nearly 19,000 people and set off the world’s worst nuclear disaster in a generation.??Japan, which is located near a triple fault line, is considered one of the most quake-prone countries in the world.

5.2 quake hits near Fukushima, day after destructive 6.3 tremor — RT News

Published time: April 14, 2013 16:24

A concrete wall has collapsed at Awaji city in Awaji islad, Hyogo prefecture, western Japan on April 13, 2013 after a strong earthquake (AFP Photo / Jiji Press)

14 April 2013

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture and the surrounding area, causing powerful tremors felt as far away as Tokyo.

The quake struck at 1:25pm (UTC), about 70 km from the city of Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was recorded at a depth of 50 km off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.

No tsunami warning was issued following the quake. No damage has been reported at the Fukushima Daichi and Daini nuclear power plants, according to plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

The tremor comes in the wake of a powerful 6.3-magnitude quake that jolted western Japan on Saturday, injuring at least 23 people and damaging over 1,000 houses.

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that aftershocks as strong as the lower 5s might occur for about a week afterwards.The agency reported today that more than 390 aftershocks were recorded in Japan. The magnitude of all occurred aftershock jolts did not exceed 3.8, according to seismologists.
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Re: Radiation Watch 2013
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 05:11:07 PM »
Just exactly who is in charge at the TEPCO asylum?

Remember this from only 4 months ago?


Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from radiation poisoning:

officials blame 'too much seafood'

2 December 2012

Not much information comes out of Japan about Fukushima anymore, and the American MSM seems to have forgotten what watered down reporting they had done earlier. But the human suffering has begun in Japan, and even the Japanese government is trying to pretend it's not happening.

The curtain is pulled over the total impact of this disaster to protect the nuclear power industry. The government and media blackout has become known as "plume gate" for the radioactive plume that was released from the Fukushima mishap.

The Fukushima reactors were designed by General Electric, and 23 reactors of the USA's 104 operating reactors are very similar to Fukushima's.

Lately, awareness of nuclear power's pitfalls is growing and casting a shadow on nuclear power's illegitimate claim of sustainability and unlimited power.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 06:22:44 PM »
Fukushima is the worst ongoing catastrophe ever devised by thoughtlessness and greed and foisted upon a public in no good position to defend against it. I love the fact that you, Thor, are ON THIS like no other. Deepest respect and appreciation for the hours of research and writing, as well as the contribution of others.


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