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In the following video, the reporter found serious under reporting of radiation levels even 100km away from Fukshima. He found radioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in places like Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weapons testing fallout.. This is serious fallout, but is being ignored by Japanese authorities, who are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else. There is a very serious radioactive contamination in Tokyo . There was a place in  Tokyo  that had higher levels of radiation than in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Watch the video here; http://youtu.be/sX94LyFUNZc

Nesterenko, was a  Chernobyl  liquidator, nuclear physicist and co author of  Chernobyl ; Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, which can be found at: http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf

In this book, he explains how there have been over 1 million casualties due to the after effects of Chernobyl, and documents it with many scientific studies. The book also includes information about how to do ground radiation measurements. It is easy to measure radiation at 1 meter to 20 meters above the ground which reduces the radiation actually found on the ground by a factor of 10 or much more than that.

Official measurements by authorities seem to be chronically too low compared to actual measurements taken by neutral third party testers, often by a factor ten. This happens in any country, including Russia, the USA, Japan and other countries. So how does this minimizing of radiation readings happen?

Governments and nuclear ‘experts’ often do an ‘air reading’ instead of placing a Geiger Counter on the ground and measuring it with ground contact, in order to minimize radiation readings. This ‘technique’ may make a dangerously radioactive location or city look ‘safe’.

The problem with this technique is that children and pregnant women do not live in the air. Children play in the dirt. They get dirt and radiation on their shoes and track it back into the house. They drop their toys in the dirt.

Children eat dirt either accidentally or on purpose. Children get sand in their eyes and noses and ears. Children jump in mud puddles and roll in the grass. In order to protect children, it is required to do actual ground radiation readings by holding the Geiger Counter to the ground with actual contact. Air measurements do not protect children, or anyone else for that matter.

Next, if a tester digs in the ground, it is also possible get much higher radiation readings than just laying a Geiger Counter on the surface of the soil. Again, kids dig in the dirt, they play in sandboxes and stir up soil by playing rough sports or building forts and things. Rain carries radiation down into the soil, and does not leave radioactive dust just laying on the surface.

To get a true ground measurement of radiation, a Geiger Counter reading should not only include a ground surface contact reading, but also a reading from soil after the tester digs down 10 – 30 cm.

If BOTH of these things are done, then we are being real and scientific, instead of trying to hide radiation, minimize radiation and cover up everything. The definition of fake science is trying to come up with a predetermined answer and hide reality, in order to protect people or a whole industry from legal and financial repercussions.  Real science does measurements and accepts whatever it finds, and then deals with it realistically, in the best way possible. Yes, there may be financial and legal repercussions, but that is how the ‘free market’ is supposed to work, correct?

INTERNAL RADIATION

Finally, what are the levels of radioactive iodine, plutonium, uranium, cesium and strontium in the soil or on plants? These are highly toxic elements that have their own toxic heavy metal effect when inhaled, ingested or brought in via food or water. These elements are different from cosmic rays that one gets when flying that pass through the body and are not absorbed or retained. These radioactive elements are also different from the ‘normal’ background radiation that we are all exposed to on a daily basis.

Radioactive Plutonium, uranium, iodine, cesium and strontium are NOT normal background radiation.  These radioactive elements are seen by the body as normal nutrients. The body tries to use them as it would any minerals and incorporates them into glands, organs, bones and muscles. This is not what happens with normal background radiation, or with medical X-rays, for example. So comparing nuclear accident radiation exposure to bananas, normal background radiation and X rays is also part of Faux Science.  These things cannot be compared as being alike at all.

Low levels of radioactive elements do not mean ‘safe’ levels. One has to add not only exterior radiation doses, but also interior radiation ingested with food, and coming in with dust, dirt, drinks, water, air, etc. Interior radiation is much more harmful at much lower levels than exterior radiation is. Remember that each particle of radiation can affect any cell around itself, over and over again, as long as it is in the body. If a particle of radioactive strontium is ingested, it migrates to the bone, where bone cancer or leukemia can be initiated by it. 

If a radioactive particle of iodine is ingested, it is absorbed by the thyroid gland of a growing child and may initiate thyroid cancer. If a particle of radioactive cesium is absorbed, it goes to the muscles, including the heart muscle, and at high enough doses (around 50 Bq/Kg) lesions form in organs and glands of the body (according to Chernobyl scientific and medical researchers) and the heart may actually stop functioning or be affected in a negative way.

Hot Particles

CNN News interviews Arnie Gunderson, where he discusses ‘hot particles’ or fuel fleas and the revolving door in the nuclear industry. The radiation that comes out first is detectable with Geiger Counters, but what comes out later is harder to measure and does not show up on Geiger Counters. These hot particles are made up of very tiny particles of plutonium, uranium or other toxic radioactive elements, which do not show up on radiation detectors. The average person breathes in about 10 cubic meters, and on an average day, a person in the US breathes in about 5-10 of these hot particles in the air, per day. In Japan, that number goes up to 50-100 hot particles per day. 

He also talks about how these multiple melted down Fukushima plants are ‘cranking out steam and radioactive liquid”, plus these hot particles, in a never ending amount. TEPCO says it may take 50 to 100 years to clean up this mess and thereby stop these radioactive plumes of hot particles. http://youtu.be/G23Ik5Xf1bk

In this video, Arnie Gunderson discusses hot particles in more detail and provides a picture of one, plus how it affects the lung tissue around it. http://youtu.be/oBEipg81uLw

MEDICAL EXPERTS BLAME VICTIMS

Another problem is that the nuclear industry seems to have coopted much or most of the medical industry, which also sees no problem with radiation exposure, whether external or internal. In the following article, a radiation specialist medical doctor claims that a woman suffering from what very likely could be radiation exposure symptoms is suffering from nothing more than ‘stress’. http://enenews.com/japan-radiation-professor-women-control-leads-teeth-nails-hair-falling

“It’s also a female characteristic that, because of that sensitivity, they cannot control themselves. Taking that also into consideration, I think it is appropriate to identify stress as the cause [of her problems].”

Would it surprise anyone that this same technique and justification for all diseases and cancers is found in Russia around Chernobyl exclusion zones as well? Women, children and other adults there were and still are also blamed for ‘infections’, excess ‘stress’ and mental problems, as the cause of all health problems, even if they are clearly related to our caused by radiation exposure.

Medical ‘experts’ seem to have no problem blaming ‘weak’ women for the appalling 80% rate of all babies born with birth defects, health issues or cancers around Chernobyl.  Only 20% of babies born are healthy in one specific area explored that is more or less the equivalent of Fukushima Province, only 30-40 years later. 

Watch some of the documentary movies about Chernobyl and you will understand what I am talking about here. Now the same things seem to be happening around Fukushima in Japan, as well as any other nuclear accident radiation release site globally.

UNDER REPORTING OF FUKUSHIMA RADIATION

In this video; 
http://youtu.be/sX94LyFUNZc Dr. Christopher Busby talks about how safe nuclear power is. From video above; He found serious under reporting of radiation levels even 100km away from Fukushima. He found radioactive Cesium at 1000 times higher concentrations in places like Tokyo than the air concentration at the peak of nuclear weapons testing fallout.. This is serious fallout, but is being ignored by Japanese authorities.

The Japanese authorities and experts are looking only at exterior dose rates, and nothing else They are comparing it to background radiation, but that is not a good way to do it. The radiation releases from the plant are ongoing and are NOT being measured, much less reported on.

In another article, “We may be too late to evacuate”, the author goes into exposure levels that the government says are ‘safe’, but when investigated and compared to Chernobyl, these so called ‘safe’ levels are actually causing numerous genetic and health problems in areas around Chernobyl, and they did not have to deal with plutonium contamination.

http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/10/news-we-may-be-too-late-to-evacuate/

AUTHORITIES USE CONFUSING NUMBERS AND MISLEADING STATISTICS

Another thing that governments and nuclear experts seem to do quite regularly and seemingly on purpose, is to use confusing numbers. In some cases, their use of statistics that sound low. A low number of any kind seems to downplay the danger.

Water containing radiation is measuring in cc’s instead of liters, in order to greatly lower the amount of radiation in the water, at least at first glance. Who is actually going to go to the work of translating the cc’s into liters anyway? How would one do this? The average person would not know how, much less go to the trouble of actually doing it. The authorities count on this. When combined with assurances of ‘everything is safe’, most of the population goes along with these platitudes, and stops asking questions.

The authorities do the same thing with ground and air measurements as far as minimizing anything that is found. Instead of measuring and informing local populations (including inside cities and towns) of hot spots on the ground with very high levels of radiation, the authorities ‘average’ the TOTAL radiation readings over a square kilometer. 


This makes the ‘hot spot’ disappear into a larger area that may have close to normal background radiation levels. No one is warned of extremely high radiation readings within this area. The authorities might report that a ‘low’ reading of only 15 Curie per km² was found. The only problem is that this translates into a very dangerously high radiation level of 555,000 Becquerel of radiation per square meter.

Another way that the authorities make things look a lot better than they are is to take the radiation readings up high in the air, instead of touching the ground when taking radiation readings. A radiation reading in the air at 1 meter height might only be 10 bq per sq. meter, and a radiation reading taken from a helicopter at 20 meters in the air may only show .07 bq per square meter, while a direct ground to meter reading might show a reading of 500,000 bq per square meter, which is a very dangerous radiation reading. 


These readings are all measuring the same square meter of ground. If an authority only discovers .07 bq of radiation per square meter (from 20 meters up in the air) and then reports this area as safe, again, most people will stop asking questions. Meanwhile, the whole town is being exposed to dangerous radiation levels.

The authorities may combine these two ‘techniques’, in order to artificially lower the radiation readings by many orders of magnitude. However, it does NOT reduce the dangers and exposure levels to the average person living there who is exposed to the very real dangers of 555,000 Becquerel per sq meter. 

Just to give one example,  at Chernobyl, 15 Curie per km² is equal to (555,000 Becquerel per sq m)  (15 Curie per sq km also equals 555 KB per m² according to Lazyuk at: http://www.life-upgrade.com/DATA/Lazyuk-ChernobylBelarus.pdf

This exposure was found to be harmful to health, according to scientific study of areas with people living in this kind of radiation level. Read the report for yourself at the link above.

In Japan, the ‘safe’ levels of radiation were also ‘raised’ by the authorities overnight to make almost all food and water safe, so that nothing would have to change, as far as government or nuclear agency oversight. Never mind that ‘safe’ levels of radiation were increased by orders of magnitude, with no explanation or scientific or medical debate. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6FPIK1VaY

Transcript of video above: “In this video I explain the unit called a "becquerel" which is used to measuring radioactive contamination in water, food, and other things. I also discuss the Japanese government's "safety" limits. Having lived in Japan for several years and speaking to non-native English speakers so much, I really noticed in this video how slowly I've come to speak. I apologize and will try to return to "native" speed for future videos.

Japanese Science Ministry (MEXT) radioactive contamination in tap water information: (English) http://www.mext.go.jp/english/incident/1304083.htm

I have not had time to thoroughly investigate it, so I didn't report on it, however, going through the .pdf archives of radioactive iodine and cesium in tapster I was unable to find any reference of 210 becquerels/liter which was a high that the Tokyo tapster hit as reported by many local and foreign news sources when it happened. Here is one of many mainstream western media references to it (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42225380/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/radiation-fears-spread-tokyo-drinking-water/)

Japanese Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry March 17, 2011 document detailing new safety limits of radioactive contamination in food and water:http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r9852000001558e-img/2r9852000001559v.pdf

WHO, Germany, and U.S. radioactive iodine and cesium permitted levels information source: http://simplyinfo.org/group/?p=1897

It's difficult to find references to the pre 3/17 safety limits. Here is a document from March, 2002 from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare web site. It is a testing manual and not a publication about limits, but page 10 number 4 shows the limits of 20 bq/kg (water, milk) and 50 bq/kg solid foods:” http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r9852000001558e-img/2r98520000015cfn.pdf

I would venture to guesstimate that we are going to see an exact repeat of Chernoby in Japan.. Doctors blaming women’s stress and worry for all radiation caused problems, nuclear experts saying there is no harm with radiation, especially INTERNAL radiation.  Meanwhile, everyone will be avoiding bananas, because we all know they are FULL of radiation. This would be funny if it were not so tragic.

Gratefully, not all medical doctors are suffering from what I would term Foolish Elitist Misogeny or FEM.  Title: TEPCO urged to compensate for tainted building material in Fukushima Source: Kyodo Date: January 20, 2012

Government Meters Not Reading Radiation Correctly?

The following is a story about how 10 government officials went to a quarry and measured radiation there. They found 4 microsieverts per hour radiation, in Namie town, town located in Futaba District, Fukushima, Japan. A reporter was also there, at the same time, in the same place. His meter read above 20 microsieverts, which was the maximum his meter could detect, in the same place, measuring the same rocks. http://enenews.com/kyodo-reporter-measures-radiation-5-times-higher-than-govt-officials-same-time-same-location-device-maxed-out-at-20-microsvh 

In another direction, who is monitoring radiation exposure of people in Tokyo? In the case where someone tested positive for over 7,000 Bq of radioactive cesium and they never went to Fukushima, how did that happen? How many other people may also have this type of internal body level of radiation? Unless there is massive testing of the population, no one will know.  http://enenews.com/tokyo-man-tests-positive-for-over-7000-becquerels-of-radioactive-cesium-during-whole-body-counter-check-never-went-to-fukushima

The province of Chiba has been surveyed for radiation and has been found to have levels of radiation that exceed those around Chernobyl contamination zones. “The two prefectures, neighboring the municipal areas of Tokyo, are located about 200 kilometers from the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The measurements for Chiba and Saitama prefectures were taken from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12 using helicopters.” Portions of Chiba are considered to be a suburb of Tokyo’s metropolitan area and includes Tokyo Disneyland. We had an unconfirmed report of high radiation readings on outdoor seating at Tokyo Disneyland in July. See the map of high radiation levels in the vicinity of Tokyo at this website; http://houseoffoust.com/group/?p=3419

There are many parallels between Chernobyl and Fukushima. This documentary explores and explains quite a few of them. It is well worth watching. http://radioactivechat.blogspot.com/2011/08/battle-of-chernobyl-best-documentary-of.html

For those who are interested, here are some  links to more specific information and stories about radiation and Tokyo from April 2011, to present day;
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Almost half of Japanese women tested show radioactive iodine-131 in breast milk — Highest contamination found 150 miles from Fukushima April 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/almost-half-of-japanese-women-tested-had-radioactive-iodine-131-in-breast-milk-highest-contamination-was-found-150-miles-from-fukushima

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk near Tokyo — Mother of 8-month old baby has 980 pCi/kg  http://enenews.com/radioactive-iodine-found-in-breast-milk-near-tokyo-mother-of-8-month-old-has-980-pcikg

Highly radioactive substances detected in Tokyo — Higher than what was found near Fukushima plant May 15, 2011 http://enenews.com/highly-radioactive-substances-detected-in-tokyo-higher-than-what-was-found-near-fukushima-plant

Japan gov’t “alarmed” by high levels of radioactive cesium detected outside of Tokyo in tea leaves picked May 15 May 17, 2011 http://enenews.com/japan-govt-alarmed-high-levels-radioactive-cesium-detected-tokyo-tea-leaves-picked-15

Experts detect 5 times higher radiation levels in Tokyo than announced by government May 20, 2011http://enenews.com/experts-detect-5-times-more-radiation-levels-in-tokyo-than-announced-by-government

Japan bans radioactive green tea from area 40 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 2, 2011   http://enenews.com/japan-bans-radioactive-green-tea-from-area-40-miles-southwest-of-tokyo

Radioactive tea above legal limit found 100 miles SOUTHWEST of Tokyo June 9, 2011  http://enenews.com/radioactive-tea-above-legal-limit-found-100-miles-southwest-tokyo

Tokyo: 230,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium on athletic field in Koto — 6 times as high as limit set for radiation control zones June 9, 2011    http://enenews.com/tokyo-230000-becquerels-square-meter-cesium-athletic-field-koto-6-times-high-limit-set-radiation-control-zones

“Experts don’t know” how radioactive cesium from Fukushima ended up so far southwest of Tokyo, says radiation monitoring specialist June 14, 2011 http://enenews.com/experts-dont-radioactive-cesium-fukushima-ended-southwest-tokyo-radiation-monitoring-specialist

Gov’t: South of Tokyo 12,400 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium found next to children’s swimming pool — Radiation measurements nearly doubled over recent 5 day period August 19, 2011  http://enenews.com/govt-south-tokyo-12400-becquerelskg-radioactive-cesium-found-next-childrens-swimming-pool-radiation-levels-doubled-recent-5-day-period

Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children July 1, 2011 http://enenews.com/tokyo-tea-2700-becquerelskg-radioactive-cesium-leaves-picked-elementary-school-children

Report: 50,000+ Bq/kg of radioactive cesium found in soil near Tokyo — “Terrifying” that sample was from side of street where children walk everyday July 13, 2011    http://enenews.com/report-50000-bqkg-radioactive-cesium-found-soil-tokyo-terrifying-sample-side-street-children-walk-everyday

Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef July 22, 2011   http://enenews.com/eating-2-pounds-radioactive-beef-equal-radiation-dose-around-80-microsieverts

Tokyo tea leaves with 2,700 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium — Picked by elementary school children July 1, 2011 http://enenews.com/tokyo-tea-2700-becquerelskg-radioactive-cesium-leaves-picked-elementary-school-children

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)August 17, 2011 http://enenews.com/researcher-tokyo-sample-had-radioactivity-levels-higher-than-in-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-theres-a-very-very-high-level-of-contamination-even-as-far-south-as-tokyo-video

Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns October 1, 2011  http://enenews.com/radiation-10-times-higher-japan-govt-claims-sept-30-kyoto-500-km-meltdowns

Mainichi: Worries are growing — Every rainfall brings a new batch of radioactivity — Radiation levels HIGHER after decontamination October 11, 2011 http://enenews.com/mainichi-worries-are-growing-every-rainfall-brings-a-new-batch-of-radioactive-substances-radiation-levels-higher-after-decontamination

WSJ: Tokyo-area officials say park has radiation levels 5 times higher than previously detected in city October 14, 2011  http://enenews.com/wsj-tokyo-area-officials-say-park-has-radiation-levels-5-times-higher-than-had-been-previously-detected-in-city

Neutron ray measured in Tokyo — Uranium-235 found in Chiba — Can’t be detected by most geiger counters (PHOTO & VIDEO) October 19, 2011  http://enenews.com/breaking-neutron-ray-measured-in-tokyo-uranium-235-found-in-chiba-cant-be-detected-by-most-geiger-counters-photo-video

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011 http://enenews.com/group-finds-7-microsieverts-per-hour-just-outside-tokyo-in-matsudo

Group finds 7 microsieverts per hour just outside Tokyo in Matsudo October 21, 2011  http://enenews.com/group-finds-7-microsieverts-per-hour-just-outside-tokyo-in-matsudo

 ‘Daiichi’ Elementary: 4 million Bq/m² of cesium in soil sample from school in Chiba, 20 km from Tokyo — 10.1 µSv/hr at another elementary school nearby October 26th, 2011 http://enenews.com/daiichi-elementary-4-million-bqm%C2%B2-of-cesium-in-soil-sample-from-school-in-chiba-10-1-%C2%B5svhr-at-another-elementary-school-nearby

Local TV: 120 microsieverts per hour at major Japanese train station — “The color of the trees were changed” (VIDEO) October 27, 2011  http://enenews.com/local-tv-120-microsiverts-per-hour-at-major-japanese-train-station-the-color-of-the-trees-were-changed-video

Radiation from gamma rays alone at almost 4 µSv/h in front of elementary school in Kashiwa, near Tokyo (VIDEO October 30, 2011   http://enenews.com/gamma-rays-alone-almost-4-usvh-front-elementary-school-kashiwa-tokyo-videos

Radiation of 2.2 uSv/hr detected by school in Katsushika, Tokyo (VIDEO) November 3, 2011  http://enenews.com/radiation-of-2-27-usvhr-detected-by-school-in-katsushika-tokyo-video

21.4 µSv/h measured at Koriyama school as students walk by — 60 km from meltdowns (VIDEO) November 5, 2011  http://enenews.com/please-share-save-children-21-44-%C2%B5svh-measured-at-koriyama-school-as-students-walk-by-60-km-from-meltdowns-video

33.53 microsieverts/hr in Koriyama city (VIDEO) November 19, 2011  http://enenews.com/33-53-microsievertshr-in-koriyama-city-video

Strontium detected at several locations in Central Tokyo — Highest radiation of survey found outside Gov’t building November 21, 2011  http://enenews.com/strontium-found-at-several-locations-in-central-tokyo-highest-radiation-of-survey-found-outside-govt-building

Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo snow on Jan. 20 January 20, 2012 http://enenews.com/iodine-131-detected-in-tokyo-snow-on-jan-20

Nails are falling off of Tokyo citizens http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/12/nails-are-falling-off-of-tokyo-citizens/

High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil — 600 km from meltdowns January 16th, 2012 http://enenews.com/report-high-levels-of-cesium-detected-in-osaka-bay-soil-600-km-from-meltdowns

Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011 Kansai International Airport near the seabed soil

Cesium 1,347,271 Bq/Kg 

Cesium 137,705Bq/Kg

Strontium-9028Bq/Kg

2 / Bay / Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29 2011 seabed soil near the river mouth of the Yamato

Cesium 1,348,924Bq/Kg

Cesium 137,762Bq/Kg

Strontium-90.31Bq/Kg

3 / Bay / Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29
An Zhichuan estuary to pay near-bottom soil reel

Cesium 1,343,527Bq/Kg

Cesium 137,269Bq/Kg

Tsuna / Awaji

Cesium 1,342,590Bq/Kg

Cesium 137,172Bq/Kg

Part 4 / Osaka Bay, Whangarei / Nippon December 29

Cesium 134,783Bq/kg

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Posted: Jan 21, 2012 5:58am
Oct 10, 2011

"Strontium 90 was measured in Yokohama, Kouhokuku. (5 mins by car from my apartment.)

In the simplest put, it’s over.

The amount was 195 Bq/kg.

Detected by a university staff teaching engineering, so the measurement is trustworthy.

It has nothing to do with the historical world-wide nuclear test, because it was measured on the roof of and apartment, which was built only 5 years ago. [...]

The location was randomly chosen. The person who randomly found it is very upset and confused."

http://enenews.com/simply-put-it%E2%80%99s-over-tokyo-on-the-edge-show-host-astonished-by-latest-strontium-90-findings-video


Here are some other links that are just as interesting....




    1. UPDATE: Strontium-90 at 195 Bq/kg found 30 km south of Tokyo October 10, 2011


    1. Mag: Strontium-90 found 245 km from meltdowns in Yokohama City — 150 times background… DEVELOPING October 9, 2011


    1. Strontium-90 in Miami-area teeth samples up to 34 times above normal — Nearby reactors released an “enormous amount of radioactivity” (VIDEOOctober 6, 2011


    1. Fukushima Part II? Tokyo to begin burning massive amounts of radioactive waste from disaster area — Burns will continue for at least 2.5 years, until March 2014 (VIDEO) September 30, 2011


    1. Japan Times: Cesium levels spiking with unusually high amount of fallout in Okutama, Tokyo up to 300,000 Bq/m² — Home to World’s largest drinking water reservoir of its kind, built to supply Tokyo October 9, 2011



 

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"At least one billion becquerels a day of radiation continue to leak from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant after the March earthquake and tsunami.

Experts say that the total amount of radiation leaked will exceed amounts released from Chernobyl, making Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster in history. 

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from the Japanese capital of Tokyo."

Yesterday,they detected 1.38uSv/h in Tokyo university.http://kipuka.blog70.fc2.com/blog-entry-423.html

In Fukushima city they detected 400,000Bq/kg from the dust in the street ditch.
http://ameblo.jp/pochifx/entry-11023324387.html

It’s 30uSv/h in front of Fukushima station.
http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/09/column-whats-happening-in-fukushima/ 

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Posted: Sep 19, 2011 6:34pm
Jun 25, 2011
Physicians for Social Responsibility Cites Flawed Evacuation Zones, Nuclear’s Health Risks on Chernobyl Anniversary
April 26, 2011

Washington, DC -  April 26, 2011 – Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today cited gross inadequacies in evacuation zones around nuclear reactors and underscored the ongoing health risks of nuclear energy to the public.  The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and the continuing crisis at Fukushima—both Level 7 nuclear disasters—are clear reminders that standard evacuation zones cannot protect the public from a nuclear accident.


One-third of the population of the United States (over 111 million people) lives within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor. Given the consequences of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters, PSR is calling for a major reassessment of contingency plans for nuclear accidents, as well as a full and fair accounting of the data on the impact to public health and the environment.

PSR unveiled a new interactive Evacuation Zone Map at a press conference today held jointly with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Robert Alvarez.  The map, which is available at www.psr.org/evacuation2011, shows a person’s residence in relation to a nuclear reactor and an evacuation zone.

“The original evacuation zone around the Fukushima reactors and the current 10-mile evacuation zone mandated in the US are insufficient,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “We must reevaluate our contingency plans for protecting the public from these dangerous reactor sites. The nuclear industry, and our government, continues to put innocent lives at risk by ignoring the real dangers of nuclear accidents to public health.  As we have seen in nuclear testing, the Kyshtym explosion, Chernobyl and now in Fukushima, when catastrophic releases of radiation happen, they quickly affect not just populations nearby but the whole world, spreading long-lived radioactive pollution everywhere.”

Using simulation software provided by the US Government, PSR analyzed what would happen from a nuclear reactor accident near a major metropolitan area: the Braidwood reactor outside of Chicago. The simulation modeled a loss of coolant accident with exposure of the reactor core, a containment breach, and release of the reactor’s superheated radioactive fuel into the air. The resulting plume of radioactive materials would extend north from the reactor itself to the northern edges of metropolitan Chicago, and east into Indiana and Michigan.

“The computer simulation of an accident at Braidwood in Illinois showed that more than 200,000 people would likely receive high enough doses to develop radiation sickness and 20,000 might receive a lethal dose, according to PSR projections,” said Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH, president-elect of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima provide important lessons regarding the danger to public safety and the need for evacuation zones that are appropriate and feasible around nuclear reactors, if they are to continue to operate. On April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, contaminating approximately 77,000 square miles of land and spreading dangerous radioactive isotopes around the world.  The impact of the disaster on public health continues to be felt 25 years later.

From 1986 to 2000, 350,400 people were evacuated and resettled from the most severely contaminated areas of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.  The range of credible estimates of the number of resulting excess deaths ranges from 27,000 in a report by the Union of Concerned scientists (not including thyroid cancer or other causes) to 985,000 in a report by the New York Academy of Sciences (including in European countries, where there was radioactive fallout). The current permanent exclusion zone around the Chernobyl reactor extends for 30 km and 5,800 square km is heavily contaminated. Areas 300-400 km away in Belarus are uninhabitable.  Hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of forest and agricultural area are off limits or required decontamination.

In Japan, radiation from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex has been detected well outside the 20 km evacuation zone. Radiation measurements of soil samples taken as far away as 50 km from the reactor showed levels of cesium-137 which exceed the cut-off used for determining the long-term evacuation zone around Chernobyl.

“The 50-mile zone for Americans living near Fukushima recommended by Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on March 16 was appropriate and should be required for nuclear reactors in the United States as well,” said Dr. Kanter. “It is clear that the authorities and health care system would not be able to properly protect the health of all the people and vulnerable populations that would need to be moved in the case of significant reactor accident, let alone the massive number of injured or potentially injured, and the entire process would likely be a public health disaster.”

ABOUT PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (PSR) 

Physicians for Social Responsibility is the largest physician-led organization in the country conveying both the health risks and threats to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, climate change, nuclear reactors and toxic degradation of the environment.  Founded in 1961 by physicians concerned about the impact of nuclear proliferation, PSR shared the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War for building public pressure to end the nuclear arms race.  PSR is dedicated to improving national policy formulation and decision-making about security, energy and the environment through the combined efforts of credible, committed health professionals and our active and concerned citizen members.  For more information, go to http://www.psr.org.

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Jun 21, 2011
"I'm here at a local playground in Kashiwa Japan just taking some geiger counter readings. Yes that is 6.46µSv/h right there on the play ground! "  See Youtube video below..
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My note; So what does this reading mean? 1000uSv = 1 mSv.  Typical yearly dose for a human being is 2.4 mSv per year.
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The reading in the video above would equal 6 uSv X 24hours (worst case scenario like tracking this radiation via bare feet into the house, bed, linen, clothing, hair, etc. Guess what? Kids play in the dirt and get dirty, thus spreading this radiation around from school to classroom, to cars, to home. 
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6 x 24 = 120 uSv per day x 360 days = 43,200uSv per year. This translates into 43 mSv per year. 50 mSV is the maximum dose that US radiation workers are allowed to be exposed to. Background level in Tokyo, pre-accident, was around 0.3 mSv per year. It includes all previous nuclear bombs and accidents radiation leftovers.. Gee thanks.)
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The problem? Kids are 10-100 times more sensitive to radiation, and the average maximum allowed dose for an average person is 20 mSV per year. So these kids living in Tokyo are getting WAY over that! How? 
One has to multiply an adult dose by 10 to 100 times. So now we have to multiply 43 mSv by 10 to 100 which gives us 430 mSv to 4,300 mSv per year for these kids exposure levels.  One has to multiply the radiation effect that much to get a realistic view of the effect on kids compared to adults. Kids are 10-100 times more sensitive to the same dose of radiation. 
http://infosthetics.com/archives/2011/04/visualizing_doses_of_nuclear_radiation_and_their_impact.html

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This very high reading is from a suburb of Tokyo, Japan, which is a long ways away from Fukushima, Japan. 

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So what is the purpose and goal of this blog? One potential goal is to give information to people in Japan (but also the USA) about the dangers of low level radiation and how it endangers children as it accumulates in soil, such as around schools. 
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Around Fukushima province, they are supposedly testing the soil at schools (some, all, or just kindergartens?) because some outsiders like Greenpeace came in and tested the soil there, finding high radiation levels. TEPCO was not testing for this. 
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This forced the government and schools to act. Well guess what? The problem is NOT just in Fukushima province. Low level radiation is all over Japan, and potentially also in the USA, around all schools here. Rain washes radiation out of the sky and concentrates it. Is anyone measuring the soil around schools around other areas of Japan, much less here in the USA? What about the foods that kids eat, like milk, cheese, veggies and fruit? Is anyone measuring the radiation in the foods? 
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