Day 513 Hiroshima 67 years ago today

A great way to start today’s entry:

Yoyogi Park Anti-Nuclear Demo – 16 July 2012 (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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Fukushima gives renewed sense of mission to Hiroshima bombing survivor

Kunihiko Sakuma arrives at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima for the memorial ceremony on Aug. 6. The Atomic Bomb Dome is visible in the background. (Mainichi)
Kunihiko Sakuma arrives at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima for the memorial ceremony on Aug. 6. The Atomic Bomb Dome is visible in the background. (Mainichi)

HIROSHIMA — Of the many people who continue to pass down their experiences with “black rain,” or radiation-tainted rain that fell on Hiroshima following the city’s atomic bombing, Kunihiko Sakuma is one who has no memory of it.

Now 67, Kunihiko Sakuma was just 9 months old when the atomic bomb was dropped. From what he’s heard from his late mother Shizuko, he had been sleeping on the veranda of his family’s home located approximately 2.5 kilometers west of the bomb’s hypocenter. Both mother and son were exposed to black rain as Sakuma’s mother tried to evacuate with the infant Sakuma on her back.

Investigative records of Sakuma’s experience were found at the joint Japan-U.S. Radiation Effects Research Foundation. The survey report was dated Aug. 1, 1956, and noted: “Sakuma was exposed to black rain.” Last fall, it emerged that the foundation had in its archives data on approximately 14,000 people, and Sakuma’s had been among them.

“I can’t forgive the government for just abandoning the information it had gathered,” Sakuma says.

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From ENENEWS at:


Radioactive cesium reported in Kellogg’s cereal from Japan — Almost 20 becquerels per kilogram (PHOTO)


Kellogg’s All Brown Buran Flake Plain (Expiration Date: May 2013)

  • Cs-134 @ 8.95 Becquerels/kilogram (Bq/kg)
  • Cs-137 @ 10.76 Bq/kg
  • Total Cesium @ 19.71 Bq/kg

h/t Fukushima Diary

And from the blog where ENENEWS found it, it says:

【検体情報】 全粒小麦(国産)30%、小麦外皮(国産)10%、残りが精米(アメリカ)等

Ingredients: Whole grain wheat (Japan) 30%, wheat husks (Japan) 10%, remaining  ingredients, America

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TEPCO shows footage of tense conference scenes during nuclear crisis

TOKYO, Aug. 6, Kyodo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday disclosed to the media video recordings of its teleconferences in the crucial first days of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March last year, including footage of the tense situations after hydrogen explosions damaged several reactor buildings.

The video, taped from March 11 to 15 last year, also includes the visit of then Prime Minister Naoto Kan to Tokyo Electric’s headquarters during which he rebuked utility officials. That entire portion of the video is inaudible, but it shows Kan speaking for over 10 minutes, with wild hand motions at points.

The utility, known as TEPCO, showed about 150 hours of footage of its teleconferences linking its headquarters in Tokyo, the Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture, and other locations.

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Participants, experts discuss energy priorities, mix

New hearing held to gauge nuke sentiment

Staff writer

The government continued to solicit public opinion on nuclear energy policy over the weekend by holding a discussion-oriented polling session in Tokyo involving about 300 citizens from across the country.

This is the first time the government has used “deliberative polling,” a type of poll developed by Stanford University to bring together a cross section of individuals to discuss an issue by themselves and with experts in order to gauge the opinion of a well-informed electorate, to develop national policy.

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66 years later, Japan dropped more than 168 Hiroshima atomic bombs on itself (Cs-137 base)

Posted by Mochizuki on August 5th, 2012 At 8:15 AM 67 years ago, Hiroshima got the first atomic bomb in the world.

So far, 280,959 people died. Only within this year, no less than 5,729 people are added to the list. (cf. Ministry of health concealed the survey data of atomic bomb victims)

They hold a ceremony every year and state they won’t let the world repeat the same tragedy, but Japanese government is still reluctant to admit the fact that black rain fell not to pay the compensation.

As a matter of fact, they shall give the statement to themselves.

According to the report of Japanese government in 2011, which is presumed to be the most moderate estimate, Fukushima reactor1 ~ 3 emit as 168 times much cesium-137 as Hiroshima atomic bomb by August of 2011.


When it comes to Iodine-131, it was 63,000 tera-Bq in Hiroshima, where it was 160,000 tera-Bq in Fukushima. As to Strontium-90, it was 58 tera-Bq in Hiroshima, where it was 140 tera-Bq.

Moreover, there was no emission of Cs-134 in Hiroshima, so it is not comparable with Fukushima.

The data is not published to count possible emission from reactor4, also, sea contamination is not counted either.

It has been about 17 months since 311. It’s been like having a Hiroshima atomic bomb every 3 days since 311.

It can be more than that in reality because radiation still keeps leaking.

Source 1 2

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From EX-SKF at:

(UPDATED WITH EMBEDDED VIDEOS) TEPCO’s Video of Teleconferencing in the Early Days of the #Fukushima Accident in March 2011

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