Day 516 and far from over.

From ENENEWS at:

NHK broadcasts warnings about internal radiation exposure — Doctor: “Even a low dose will cause damage” (VIDEO)

Dr. Shuntaro Hida: Dangers of INTERNAL Radiation Exposure
NHK World
Uploaded by: 
Uploaded August 8, 2012

At 2:45 in

Doctor Shuntaro Hida: “Still now the nature of the radiation damage cannot be understood from a medical point of view, nor can it be treated.”

At 4:15 in

Hida: Internal radiation exposure is indeed dangerous. Once you absorb even a low dose it will cause damage.

At 4:45 in

Hida: You should spend the rest of your lives working together to shut down nuclear plants and abolish nuclear weapons.

At 5:25 in

Hida: The government and other elites say that people don’t need to worry about internal exposure. But I’ve seen evidence to the contrary.


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A caveat here… the article below states “may have caused spikes in cancer and infant mortality rates here in the United States.” There is some debate on this. Some researchers have said that the spike is a recurring one that has been going on long before 3.11. Others, like Wasserman, have related the spike to the events or ring at Fukushima on that date. You decide.

The Devil Still Has Us Death Dancing at Fukushima

Our lives still hang by a Devil’s thread at Fukushima.

The crippled No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. (Reuters)

The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima’s cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and all nuclear explosions including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Children throughout Japan carry radioactive burdens in their thyroids and throughout their bodies. Hot spots in Tokyo demand evacuation. Radioactive tuna has been caught off San Diego. Fallout carried across the Pacific may have caused spikes in cancer and infant mortality rates here in the United States.

And yet, 16 months later, the worst may be yet to come. No matter where we are on this planet, our lives are still threatened every day by a Unit 4 fuel pool left hanging 100 feet in the air. At any moment, an earthquake we all know is coming could send that pool crashing to the ground.

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Nagasaki calls for nuke abolition treaty

People mourn the victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and pray for peace, during a morning mass at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki on the early morning of Aug. 9. (Mainichi)
People mourn the victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and pray for peace, during a morning mass at Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki on the early morning of Aug. 9. (Mainichi)

NAGASAKI (Kyodo) — Nagasaki urged the world Thursday to work toward concluding a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, as the city marked the 67th anniversary of the 1945 U.S. bombing.

“The international community must act now by taking the first concrete steps toward concluding the Nuclear Weapons Convention,” Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue said in a reference to the proposed international treaty aimed at banning not only the use of nuclear weapons but also their development, testing, production and deployment.

As he read out the Peace Declaration at the ceremony at Peace Park in the southwestern city the mayor also called on the Japanese government to address the “serious challenge” presented by nuclear weapons in North Korea.

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Three stories you might want to read over at EX-SKF:

Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 1 Balloon Survey of 5th Floor Was Unsuccessful

I had to laugh and cry, looking at the photographs of the huge, red and white balloon with cameras attached using duct tape. This is sad.

According to TEPCO’s press release on 8/8/2012, the balloon couldn’t pop out onto the operating floor (5th floor) because it was stopped by a cable on the 4th floor. The balloon did take photographs of the 4th floor.

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Translation of TEPCO Video on March 14, 2011 When Reactor 3 Exploded: Steam Explosion, or Hydrogen Explosion? Or Both? (Or Just Confused?)

In the video, Plant Manager Yoshida seems to be saying it was “steam explosion” (水蒸気爆発) in Reactor 3. When a TEPCO senior executive (perhaps Mr. Komori, from the voice) talks to NISA, he is saying “possible hydrogen explosion”. The official account is that it was a hydrogen explosion.

The video gets surreal halfway toward the end, when someone who sounds like then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano is heard talking about controlled rolling blackouts.

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180 Peaches from a Town in #Fukushima to Be Offered to the Imperial Household (Again)

Deja vu. Since they did exactly the same thing last yearwhen the higher levels of radioactive cesium were being detected in peaches, why not this year, too?

As Yomiuri presents the story, the peach farmers in Koori-machi in Fukushima seems eager to use the Imperial Family as the endorsement of the safety of their peaches.

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From ENENEWS at:

Off the Chart: University researchers film while measuring radiation levels in evacuation zone — “‘Over’ means it’s beyond the capacity of the measuring device” (VIDEO)

Group of academics from Niigata University and UCLA measuring radiation levels around the Fukushima nuclear plant
Uploaded by: dahawaiianguy808
Published: Aug 8, 2012
Filmed: July 18, 2012

At 2:45 in

[Camera shows radiation dose quickly climbing to ~30 microsieverts per hour]

Narrator: ‘Over’ means it’s beyond the capacity of the measuring device.

At 4:00 in

[Camera shows computer screen]

Narrator: Here, the measurements go beyond the height of the chart.


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  3. Anonymous said:

    Thank you for your blog. I don’t really know what we’re going to do about this situation. And with the terrific increases in heat around the world, how are all of those nuclear power plants going to remain operable? They’re a bunch of dinosaurs waiting to pull us back into the stone age as far as I’m concerned.

    Guess about the only thing we can do is keep supporting the protests. They’re actually a lot of fun. You get to meet new people (who are amazingly friendly and polite), and it feels good to be doing something at least.

    Keep up the good work.

    Laura (Tokyo)

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