Day 400 Henry, ya got another thermocouple on ya?

Surviving Japan

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you can order it at:

http://www.SurvivingJapanMovie.Com/

I’ve seen parts of it and it is going to be an important contribution to documenting the catastrophe that started at 2:46 on March 11, 2011.

The film has been entered at the following film festivals, so if you are in one of these cities, be sure to go and see it:
USA Film Festival
42 Annual from April 25, 2012 to April 29, 2012
Dallas DALLAS

Seattle International Film Festival
38 Annual from May 17, 2012 to June 10, 2012 SEATTLE

Brooklyn Film Festival
15 Annual from June 01, 2012 to June 10, 2012 NEW YORK

Los Angeles Film Festival
18 Annual from June 14, 2012 to June 24, 2012 LOS ANGELES

Asian Film Festival of Dallas
11 Annual from July 12, 2012 to July 19, 2012 DALLAS

Asian American International Film Festival NEW YORK
35 Annual from July 25, 2012 to July 29, 2012

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) PROVIDENCE
16 Annual from August 07, 2012 to August 12, 2012

Toronto International Film Festival
37 Annual from September 06, 2012 to September 16, 2012 TORONTO

Raindance Film Festival
20 Annual from September 26, 2012 to October 07, 2012 LONDON

Hamptons International Film Festival
20 Annual from October 04, 2012 to October 08, 2012 HAMPTONS

Chicago International Film Festival
48 Annual from October 11, 2012 to October 25, 2012 CHICAGO

Hawaii International Film Festival HONOLULU
October 11th- October 21

United Nations Association Film Festival PALO ALTO
15 Annual from October 18, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Tokyo International Film Festival TOKYO
October 20th-28th

San Diego Asian Film Festival
13 Annual from November 01, 2012 to November 09, 2012 SAN DIEGO

Starz Denver Film Festival
35 Annual from November 01, 2012 to November 11, 2012 DENVER

4月29日夜と30日午後~夜に、オールハンズボランティアのchris Christopher Noland氏が、震災直後から撮影を始めた「Surviving Japan」の上映会を行います。
場所は東京新宿区立元気館(副都心線「西早稲田」駅1分)。
詳細はおって連絡します。-follow Moto Suzuki for more info

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Namie to seek medical fee exemption for all residents

Kyodo

FUKUSHIMA — The municipal government of Namie, located near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, will request that the government exempt its residents from medical fees, senior officials from the town said Saturday.

“We will stress the importance of monitoring the long-term health of our residents” to the government, the officials said.

The move would make Namie the first municipality affected by the nuclear disaster to seek such an exemption for its residents, according to the officials.

“Our residents will be plagued by worries about their health in the wake of radiation exposure. It is necessary to provide them with permanent medical treatment,” one municipal official warned.

Namie’s local government is hoping seven neighboring municipalities will follow in its footsteps and also request medical fee exemptions for their residents, and the town of Futaba has already said it is willing to take part, according to the officials.

Article continues at:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120415a3.html

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(UPDATED) Herbal Tea from Miyagi Had 20,290 Bq/Kg of Radioactive Cesium

 (UPDATE 4/15/2012)

Additional information from Asahi Shinbun(4/12/2012):

  • The company planted the herb outdoors in MAY(not March) last year.
  • The president of the company said he tested the tea because TEPCO had told him he wouldn’t get compensated unless he produced the result of the radiation test.
  • There is another company in southern Miyagi (bordering Fukushima) who makes and sells the similar product.

Browsing the popular online mall in Japan, I see the same powdered tea being sold, and one of the brands says it is made in Ibaraki Prefecture. I think they’d better test that one, too, in case.

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Jiji Tsushin (4/14/2012):

ヤーコン茶は2万ベクレル=宮城県

Miyagi Prefecture: 20,000 Bq/kg from the herbal tea

Article continues at:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/04/herbal-tea-from-miyagi-had-20290-bqkg.html

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Tokyo Clears 2 Reactors for Restart

TOKYO—The Japanese government decided Friday that two nuclear reactors in western Japan are safe to restart, in a major step toward bringing idled plants back online for the first time since last year’s devastating nuclear accident—though local opposition could still prevent a restart.

Article continues at:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303624004577341591983335470.html?grcc=3f2091629a12fd792cf5cf9274d0fbd6Z10ZhpgeZ0Z28Z200Z39Z10&mod=WSJ_hps_sections_world

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 2: Another Thermocouple on Pressure Vessel Dies

Another thermocouple goes kaput on the Reactor 2 Pressure Vessel.

From Jiji Tsushin (4/15/2012):

瞬時に6度上昇、異常と判断=2号機圧力容器温度計で-東電

Reactor 2 Pressure Vessel thermocouple deemed abnormal after jumping 6 degrees Celsius instantly, says TEPCO

東京電力は15日、福島第1原発2号機圧力容器下部に設置された温度計が14日夜、瞬間的に6.1度の上昇を記録したと発表した。上がり方が異常だったため調査したところ、温度計の電流が流れにくくなっており信頼性に疑問が生じたと判断。15日未明に監視計器からは外すことを決めた。

TEPCO announced on April 15 that one of the thermocouples installed at the bottom of the Reactor 2 Pressure Vessel at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant jumped 6.1 degrees Celsius in an instant on April 14 night. TEPCO investigated, as the rise in temperature was abnormal. The resistance was found to be too high, and on early April 15 TEPCO decided to exclude the thermocouple from the list of instruments that are regularly monitored because there was a doubt on the reliability of the thermocouple.

Article continues at:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-reactor-2.html

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From ENENEWS at:

http://enenews.com/now-20-quakes-centered-in-fukushima-beginning-with-m5-9-just-over-24-hours-ago-consecutive-m4-4s-in-last-30-minutes

Now 20 quakes centered in Fukushima beginning with M5.9 just over 24 hours ago — Consecutive M4.4s in last 30 minutes

Published: April 14th, 2012 at 11:35 am ET

Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

00:12 JST 15 Apr 2012 00:08 JST 15 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.4 2
00:08 JST 15 Apr 2012 00:05 JST 15 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.4 2
23:18 JST 14 Apr 2012 23:13 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.0 1
23:10 JST 14 Apr 2012 23:05 JST 14 Apr 2012 Miyagi-ken Oki M2.6 1
22:58 JST 14 Apr 2012 22:53 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M3.8 1
22:22 JST 14 Apr 2012 22:17 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.3 1
21:44 JST 14 Apr 2012 21:40 JST 14 Apr 2012 Tokara-retto Kinkai M4.7 3
20:12 JST 14 Apr 2012 20:08 JST 14 Apr 2012 Iwate-ken Oki M4.2 2
20:04 JST 14 Apr 2012 20:00 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M3.6 1
19:56 JST 14 Apr 2012 19:51 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.6 2
19:52 JST 14 Apr 2012 19:48 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.5 2
19:01 JST 14 Apr 2012 18:57 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M3.9 1
18:30 JST 14 Apr 2012 18:25 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M5.0 3
18:10 JST 14 Apr 2012 18:06 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M3.9 1
17:50 JST 14 Apr 2012 17:46 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.3 3
11:38 JST 14 Apr 2012 11:33 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Hokubu M3.3 1
11:15 JST 14 Apr 2012 11:10 JST 14 Apr 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.9 1
10:16 JST 14 Apr 2012 10:11 JST 14 Apr 2012 Iwate-ken Oki M4.3 2
07:58 JST 14 Apr 2012 07:54 JST 14 Apr 2012 Chiba-ken Toho-oki M3.6 2
04:42 JST 14 Apr 2012 04:37 JST 14 Apr 2012 Hokkaido Hokusei-oki M2.6 1
04:03 JST 14 Apr 2012 04:00 JST 14 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M3.9 3
03:29 JST 14 Apr 2012 03:25 JST 14 Apr 2012 Miyagi-ken Oki M4.4 2
01:56 JST 14 Apr 2012 01:52 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.3 2
01:01 JST 14 Apr 2012 00:57 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.1 1
00:59 JST 14 Apr 2012 00:55 JST 14 Apr 2012 Sanriku Oki M4.8 1
00:30 JST 14 Apr 2012 00:26 JST 14 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.4 2
00:01 JST 14 Apr 2012 23:56 JST 13 Apr 2012 Miyagi-ken Oki M3.3 1
23:58 JST 13 Apr 2012 23:53 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.2 2
21:56 JST 13 Apr 2012 21:52 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M3.6 1
21:33 JST 13 Apr 2012 21:30 JST 13 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M4.2 3
21:20 JST 13 Apr 2012 21:15 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M3.4 1
21:16 JST 13 Apr 2012 21:12 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M5.2 3
20:09 JST 13 Apr 2012 20:04 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.0 1
19:38 JST 13 Apr 2012 19:33 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.1 2
19:21 JST 13 Apr 2012 19:16 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M4.5 2
19:21 JST 13 Apr 2012 19:10 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M5.9 4
19:14 JST 13 Apr 2012 19:10 JST 13 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M5.9 4

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2004 Study: Two of Brazil’s High Background Radiation Areas Have Higher Cancer Mortality

I have been told numerous times that “People in naturally high background radiation areas in the world suffer no ill effect from the high radiation.” I just stumbled upon one study in 2004 on such areas in Brazil.

Conclusion of this particular study: Cancer mortality in “Poços de Caldas, and Guarapari is higher than would be expected for their respective reference population”, whereas “cancer mortality for the Araxá population is lower than would be expected”.

Article continues at:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/04/2004-study-two-of-brazils-high.html

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