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Gov’t releases map of radioactive tellurium 129m contamination around nuke plant
The government has released a map showing the diffusion of radioactive Tellurium 129m within a 100-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
The map, released on Oct. 31 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, displays concentrations of the element — a byproduct of uranium fission — in the soil as of June 14 this year. The map shows relatively high amounts of tellurium 129m were discovered both to the plant’s northwest and as far as 28 kilometers south along the coast, in the cities of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, and Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki Prefecture. Major concentrations of radioactive iodine 131 were also found in these areas, and officials believe the tellurium was probably deposited by clouds at the same time as the iodine.
The highest tellurium concentration detected was about 2.66 million becquerels per square meter, about two kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 plant in the town of Okuma. The element, however, has a short half-life, and present levels are already a fraction of what they would have been just after the beginning of the nuclear disaster.
Okuma, part of the exclusion zone around the plant, is currently empty. Anyone who stayed in the town for a month would absorb a radiation dose of 0.29 millisieverts from the tellurium — a relatively small dose compared to the dozens of millisieverts one would absorb from the radioactive cesium there.
According to the science ministry, even if food and drink were to be contaminated with tellurium, it is far less likely than radioiodine to accumulate in the body.
(Mainichi Japan) November 1, 2011
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Cabinet official drinks glass of ground water from Fukushima plant to prove safety
A Cabinet official looking to prove the safety of purified ground water from beneath the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant put his money where his mouth is on Oct. 31, downing a glass in front of reporters.
Yasuhiro Sonoda, 44, senior parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, drank the glass of water extracted from beneath the No. 5 and 6 reactor buildings at the plant after a freelance journalist had asked him to do so repeatedly. The ground water beneath the reactor buildings is contaminated with low concentrations of radioactive materials and is being put through a purification process.
According to plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., the purified water in Sonoda’s glass was drawn from a temporary storage tank at the plant on Oct. 22 and then boiled to sterilize it. The water had been desalinized, and also contained no detectable radioactive iodine or cesium.
(Mainichi Japan) November 1, 2011
Mayor OKs nuclear reactor restart at Genkai plant
SAGA, Japan, Nov. 1, Kyodo
The mayor of Genkai in Saga Prefecture on Tuesday effectively approved Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s plan to resume operation of a nuclear reactor that came to halt as a result of human error at its power plant in the town.
”I am persuaded to some degree,” Hideo Kishimoto told reporters after hearing explanations from Kyushu Electric Executive Vice President Haruyoshi Yamamoto.
”We will reactivate the reactor in a day or two with a view to resuming normal operations within this week,” Yamamoto said.
As an actual Fukushima worker warned one month ago,they are finally recognizing pollen may be the biggest menace for internal exposure.
Pollen directly gets into your lungs,nostrils,and all around in your body. It causes severe internal exposure.
Japanese Forestry Agency has finally started evaluating the risk but it seems too late.
Annually,pollen starts flying from December.
Because this is the first thing that’s ever happened to human-beings,there is no solid study.
However,according to the research conducted in last June by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,Japanese cedar leaves contained 177,600 Bq/Kg at that time.
Considering that there has been more fallout since last June,the radiation level may be even higher.
1850km2 (The entire area of Tokyo is 2187km2) area of Fukushima is covered with Japanese cedars.
The pollen flies further than hundreds of km ,(Tokyo is about 220km away from Fukushima plant) ,Tokyo is obviously in the firing range.
Contamination in the mountain / forrest area is also serious because they can never decontaminate it.
When you sneeze,it may be already too late.
If you haven’t yet read or seen this in the alternative media, over at ENENEWS they have some links to articles and videos about the eye swelling that has occurred in children in Fukushima:
By ENENEWS STAFF
Eye swelling a symptom of thyroid disorder — I often hear how childrens’ eyes become swollen after being in radiation-contaminated sandboxes, says Japanese organizer… Remember the kitten? (VIDEO)
GUEST, Mika Noro, President of NPO ‘The Bridge to Chernobyl’ which has helped to bring Chernobyl survivors to Japan:
- There are innumerable children who have such minor symptoms as say fatigue.
- Fatigue is a symptom of thyroid disorder. … Or eye swelling.
- I frequently heard from mothers their children suffered from eye swelling after they fell in the contaminated places.
HOST: I hear there’s a similar case recently.
NORO: Yes. I often hear the story of how children fell in a sandpit with high radiation and their eyes got swollen the next day.