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“Reality in Fukushima”: Actual conditions within crippled reactors remain unknown — Japan likely unable to cope if there’s another similar accident -Asahi

http://enenews.com/reality-in-fukushima-actual-conditions-within-crippled-reactors-remain-unknown-japan-likely-unable-to-cope-if-theres-another-similar-accident-asahi

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Asahi: Highest cesium levels in a year detected in Fukushima — 1,780,000 Bq/kg on downtown rooftop

 

http://enenews.com/asahi-highest-cesium-levels-in-a-year-detected-in-fukushima-1780000-bqkg-on-downtown-rooftop

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Fukushima voters tell politicians to get real

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/04/national/fukushima-voters-tell-politicians-to-get-real/#.UdcmxxZrhzV

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(This is Dai-ni, not Dai-ichi!)

Rat causes equipment breakdown at Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant

http://enenews.com/rat-equipment-breakdown-fukushima-2-nuclear-plant

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On Fukushima Beach

 

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Watch and Understand Fukushima is Still Going On…

http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/spread-of-the-chernobyl-radiation-516895066
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Exposure data wrong for 16,000 in Fukushima

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/26/national/radiation-exposure-data-inaccurate-for-16000-fukushima-residents/#.UdcmxxZrhzX

 

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Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over

JUNE 5, 2013

[The IPPNW Board of Directors has issued the following statement about the ongoing public health crisis resulting from the March 2011 nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima. The statement makes reference to a report from Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, an advance, unedited copy of which has been made available by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.]

 Statement by IPPNW Board of Directors on the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan and the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health to the UN Human Rights Council

30 May 2013, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

http://peaceandhealthblog.com/2013/06/05/fukushima-disaster/

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Stunning Story from a Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Worker: Interview by Comedienne Oshidori Mako

fukushima · reactors · 21-30june2013

http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/06/23/stunning-story-from-a-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-worker-interview-by-comedienne-oshidori-mako/#permalink

 

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GEMPATSU ZERO

LDP alone in fighting nuclear power exit

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/01/national/ldp-alone-in-fighting-nuclear-power-exit/#.UdcmxxZrhzX

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Cease promoting nuclear power

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/06/11/editorials/cease-promoting-nuclear-power/#.UdcmxxZrhzX

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Up to hundredfold rise in radioactive strontium off eastern Japan after Fukushima accident

http://www.uab.es/servlet/Satellite/latest-news/news-detail/up-to-hundredfold-rise-in-radioactive-strontium-off-eastern-japan-after-fukushima-accident-1096476786473.html?noticiaid=1345657018376

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Radioactive material “soars” in ocean near Fukushima plant — Tepco: Contaminated groundwater leaking into Pacific?

http://enenews.com/radioactive-material-soars-in-ocean-near-fukushima-plant-tepco-contaminated-groundwater-leaking-into-pacific

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Japan made secret promise with U.S. to restart pluthermal nuclear program

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130625p2a00m0na006000c.html

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MOX (mixed plutonium uranium) Fuel Shipment Arrives in Japan with No End-Use Determined

http://www.greenaction-japan.org/modules/wordpress0/index.php?p=107

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102 days after the 2nd year anniversary of 3.11, 817 days later….

Former Fukushima worker, “β dose of the new leaking desalination system is up to 1~2 Sv/h.”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/former-fukushima-worker-β-dose-of-the-new-leaking-desalination-system-is-up-to-12-svh/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant RO Leak Caused by Over-Tightening the Flow Meter Cap

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/06/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-ro-leak-caused.html

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“Sr-90 and Cs-137 from my sister’s breast milk, hospital says we worry too much”

A teenage women in the temporary housing of Fukushima said, “Sr-90 and Cs-137 were detected from the breast milk of my sister. They call us fearmonger, even hospital tells us we worry too much. We shouldn’t have trusted the government and media to say “It’s all safe”after 311.”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/expresssr-90-and-cs-137-from-my-sisters-breast-milk-hospital-says-we-worry-too-much/

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Radioactive Japan: “Eat and Support” Fukushima Rice, Without Knowing and Without Choice

From rice to be grown and harvested in 2013, the national government is buying up 250,000 tonnes for the government’s rice reserve; of that, 40,000 tonnes, or 16%, may come from Fukushima Prefecture. The Fukushima prefectural government is encouraging farmers to participate in the government bidding if they fear “baseless rumors” driving down the price for their rice in the open market.

Once it is purchased by the national government, Fukushima rice becomes just “rice”.

The reserve rice will be released to the market a few years later as the need arises (shortage of rice, request from food companies) and as part of the regular inventory control. The consumers won’t be able to tell it is rice from Fukushima, or the products (rice crackers, miso, shochu, etc.) is made with rice from Fukushima.

This year, farmers in some of the areas that weren’t planted because of the nuclear accident (i.e. former evacuation zones) are happily growing rice with full intention of selling to consumers as long as it is judged “safe” (i.e. testing below the national government’s safety standard of 100 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium).

Full report at:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/06/radioactive-japan-eat-and-support.html

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NYTimes: New concerns Fukushima storage tanks are leaking contamination into Pacific Ocean

http://enenews.com/nytimes-new-concerns-fukushima-storage-tanks-leaking-contamination-pacific-ocean

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Japanese Diplomat: We are facing global catastrophe over next 40-100 years because of Fukushima nuclear disaster

http://enenews.com/japanese-diplomat-we-are-facing-global-catastrophe-over-next-40-100-years-because-of-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-video

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Expert: UN’s Fukushima study “absolutely ridiculous” — “Absolutely unacceptable” to claim no observable increase in cancer rates is expected — “Dose estimates don’t reflect the real dose of radiation”

http://enenews.com/expert-uns-fukushima-study-absolutely-ridiculous-absolutely-unacceptable-to-claim-no-observable-increase-in-cancer-rates-is-expected-dose-estimates-dont-reflect-the-real-dose-of-r

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/06/19/japan-finds-highly-toxic-strontium-in-fukushima-groundwater

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Fairewinds: Thyroid data means much more radiation must have come out of Fukushima reactors than anyone reported — Medical professionals are talking about how many cancers have started showing up

http://enenews.com/fairewinds-thyroid-data-means-radiation-fukushima-reactors-anyone-reported-medical-professionals-talking-about-many-cancers-started-showing-audio

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Japan’s Latest Nuclear Crisis: Getting Rid of the Radioactive Debris

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/japans-latest-nuclear-crisis-getting-rid-of-the-radioactive-debris/257963/

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The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 11, Issue 24, No. 5, June 17, 2013. 281_Anti Nuke: The Japanese street artist taking on Tokyo, TEPCO and the nation’s right-wing extremists

http://www.japanfocus.org/-Jon-Mitchell/3959

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TEPCO seeks dismissal of damages suit filed in U.S.

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130623p2g00m0dm007000c.html

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Former Fukushima worker “It’s not nobody died from Fukushima, it’s nobody was arrested for Fukushima”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/former-fukushima-worker-its-not-nobody-died-from-fukushima-its-nobody-was-arrested-for-fukushima/

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500,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium and 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected from groundwater east side of reactor2

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/500000000-bqm3-of-tritium-and-1000000-bqm3-of-sr-90-detected-from-groundwater-east-side-of-reactor2/

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19,000 Bq/Kg from the drain of balcony in Setagaya Tokyo, May 2013

On 6/6/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “18,756 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 measured from the mud in street gutter in Setagaya Tokyo [URL]”

From the detailed report of CRMS (Citizen’s Radioactivity Measuring Station), it was not a street gutter, but the drain of a balcony.

It was a second floor veranda of a private house in Setagaya Tokyo. There is no roof over it.

The area had not been throughly cleaned since 311. The sample was 1cm ~ 2cm of the upper layer of the mud.

The radiation level was 0.089 μSv/h at 1m from the floor, but it was 0.332 μSv/h at 1cm from the mud.

It has been over 2 years since 311. Radioactive material is still accumulated even in Tokyo.

 http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/19000-bqkg-from-the-drain-of-balcony-in-setagaya-tokyo-may-2013/

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Almost 60% of public opposes Japan’s export of nuclear tech: survey

 

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/16/national/almost-60-of-public-opposes-japans-export-of-nuclear-tech-survey/#.UcYDTpVrhzX

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“Chilling Phenomena”: Fungus emitting radiation 70 times higher than nearby asphalt — “A boy sitting on that patch to watch a baseball game could do real damage to his gonads”

http://enenews.com/chilling-phenomena-fungus-emitting-radiation-70-times-higher-than-nearby-asphalt-a-boy-sitting-on-that-patch-could-do-real-damage-to-his-gonads

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Frightened to return: A Fukushima father’s story

Rates of thyroid problems in children near the nuclear plant are high

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/frightened-to-return-a-fukushima-fathers-story-8640818.html

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Average tumor size of Fukushima children in 2012 bigger than 2011 by 28%

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/average-tumor-size-of-fukushima-children-in-2012-bigger-than-2011-by-28/

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Fukushima thyroid cancer cases rise to 12 confirmed, 15 suspected

http://japandailypress.com/fukushima-thyroid-cancer-cases-rise-to-12-confirmed-15-suspected-0530049

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12 children already had surgery in Fukushima, all were Papillary thyroid cancer

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/12-children-already-had-surgery-in-fukushima-all-were-papillary-thyroid-cancer/

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UN: “Fukushima nuclear disaster poses no IMMEDIATE health risks” — Unknown if increase in thyroid cancer is due to radioactivity

http://enenews.com/un-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-poses-no-immediate-health-risks-unknown-if-increase-in-thyroid-cancer-is-due-to-radioactivity

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Medical expert, “Thyroid cancer rate in Fukushima is obviously too high, related to the distance from the plant”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/medical-expert-thyroid-cancer-rate-in-fukushima-is-obviously-too-high-related-to-the-distance-from-fukushima-nuclear-plant/

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In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can’t hold a candle to renewable energy sources

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-renewable-energy-20130604,0,7069878.story#ixzz2WNO5IPd6

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60,000 protest Japan’s plan to restart nuclear power plants

http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/06/03/60000-protest-japans-plan-to-restart-nuclear-power-plants/

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Tepco doesn’t plan to build sacrophagus in Fukushima nuclear plant

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/tepco-doesnt-plan-to-build-sacrophagus-in-fukushima-nuclear-plant/

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Gov’t eyes suing TEPCO over unpaid decontamination costs

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130602p2g00m0dm002000c.html

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Reuters: Rising radioactive spills at Fukushima plant — “More contamination, less hope”

http://enenews.com/reuters-rising-radioactive-spills-at-fukushima-plant-more-contamination-less-hope

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102.5 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from Sayama green tea leaves for sale

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/102-5-bqkg-of-cs-134137-from-sayama-green-tea-leaves-for-sale/

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12 Fukushima children diagnosed to have thyroid cancer, 15 more suspected to have cancer, “300% up since February”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/12-fukushima-children-diagnosed-to-have-thyroid-cancer-15-more-suspected-to-have-cancer-300-up-since-february/

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Former Fukushima worker “Tepco is very forward with restart of Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, now it’s up to the gov”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/former-fukushima-worker-tepco-is-very-forward-with-restart-of-fukushima-daini-nuclear-plant-now-its-up-to-the-gov/

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Radioactive density in seawater spiked 20 times much after opening the silt fence for only 40 mins

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/radioactive-density-in-seawater-spiked-20-times-much-after-opening-the-silt-fence-for-only-40-mins/

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Kyushu Electric spends 10 billion yen a year to maintain idle nuclear reactors

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130611p2a00m0na007000c.html

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Director of Pro-Nuclear Power Film: No one ever will get sick or die from Fukushima’s radioactive contamination

http://enenews.com/director-nuclear-power-propaganda-film-one-will-sick-die-fukushimas-radioactive-contamination

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It might be a good idea to stay inside for a few days if you’re in the greater Tokyo area… I have not checked these facts and cannot substantiate their veracity, but post this message here FYI. It comes from a citizens’ e-mail network. The gist is that the wind is blowing from FD1 and is winding its way toward Tokyo, so the radiation levels have been slightly higher (see first link below):

…関東地方だけではなく広くこの週末は外出を控えられた方
がいいのかも、とも思っています。
年が明けて以降、どういう訳か福島から排出される放射能の数量がジワジワと上がって来ています。
東京都が公式発表している調査結果でも、今年の2、3月の降下量は、原発事故から3ヶ月目の2011年6月、7月の値を超えるほどにまで上がってきており、不思議に思っていました。
http://monitoring.tokyo-eiken.go.jp/mon_fallout_data_1month.html

この間、一度、事故直後のように夜中にTEPCOが記者会見をした事があったのですが、内容は汚染水漏れに関するものだったので、放射線量の増加とは直接結びつくものではなく、何故夜中に?という点も含め二重に不思議に思ったのを記憶しています。

幸い、4月分の降下量は再び下がっています。
5月分の値が気になりますが、まだデータは更新されていません。
5月中には福島の文科省発表データで一時普段の10倍に数量が上がったときがありました。ほとんど報道されていませんでしたし、後から「計器の故障のため」とされましたが、これもよく分かりません。
東京都の5月分の降下量が再び上がっていれば、計器の故障では無かった、何かがあった、ということなのかも知れません。

そんな中、この週末は福島からの風が東京方面に吹き、関西にまで達すると予報されています。
http://kaleido11.blog111.fc2.com/blog-entry-2129.html

また、茨城県東海村の素粒子実験施設の放射性物質漏れ事故で漏れた放射能も、この風向きでは東京方面に流れます。
「建屋内の汚染の程度は1平方センチ当たり約30ベクレル」とのことでした。漏出分については、原子力機構が「おおむね南西方向に1000億ベクレルの放射性物質が放出された」と発表しています。
南西方向は東京です。ある試算によれば(比較的落ち着いて期の)福島原発から1日に漏れ出ていた放射性物質総量の、約500日分くらいの値が一気に漏れたのだそうです。

半減期が短めのものが多かった様ですから、もう問題ないのかもしれませんが、気になります。
いろいろ気の滅入る情報で申し訳ないですが、関東にお住まいの方はどうぞ十分に気をつけられて下さい。

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Video: Over 60 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dried plums OUTSIDE Fukushima Prefecture

http://enenews.com/video-over-60-bqkg-of-radioactive-cesium-in-dried-plum-outside-fukushima-prefecture

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Cement-like grout to be injected into Fukushima reactor?

http://enenews.com/cement-like-grout-to-be-injected-into-fukushima-reactor-photo

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ABC: Ground to be frozen around Fukushima reactors? “An unprecedented challenge in the world” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/abc-ground-to-be-frozen-around-fukushima-reactors-an-unprecedented-challenge-in-the-world

Japan Times: The panel’s draft report said the government and Tepco hope to create the frozen-soil walls between April and September 2015. […] A rough estimate suggests that groundwater seepage into the basements would be reduced from 400 tons [every day] to 100 tons once the frozen-soil walls are built.

(I guess frozen soil doesn’t crack with aftershocks or melt in the Japanese summer. Amazing.)

More on this from EX-SKF:

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Freeze Soil to Block Groundwater

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-freeze-soil-to.html

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At Least 4 Nuke Plants Will Apply for Restart Under the New Safety Regulations to Be Implemented in July

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/at-least-4-nuke-plants-will-apply-for.html

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Radioactive Leak at J-PARC: Staff Let 100 Billion Becquerels Escape Through Ventilation Fans

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/radioactive-leak-at-j-parc-staff-let.html

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Accident in Japan releases ‘exotic soup’ of radioactive material — Not a ‘minor’ leak? — At least 30 people exposed — Gov’t studying potential impact

http://enenews.com/accident-in-japan-releases-exotic-soup-of-radioactive-material-not-a-minor-leak-govt-studying-potential-impact

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AP: #Fukushima I Nuke Plant “Struggles to Keep Staff”, and “Happy” Has Cumulative Radiation Exposure of Over 300 Millisieverts

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/ap-fukushima-i-nuke-plant-struggles-to.html

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AP: Radiation levels outside Fukushima “exceeded the annual limit for nuclear workers” — Residents now demanding help

http://enenews.com/ap-radiation-levels-fukushima-exceeded-annual-limit-nuclear-workers-residents-demanding

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TV Interview with Fukushima Resident: Coughing blood, stinging sensation on skin after explosions — “Very peculiar smell” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/tv-interview-with-fukushima-resident-coughing-blood-stinging-sensation-on-skin-after-explosions-very-peculiar-smell-video

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Tepco: M6 quake caused leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Water coming from pipe of Units 5, 6

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Tepco doesn’t know where ground water flows into, “try to dump water gauge in”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/tepco-doesnt-know-where-ground-water-flows-into-try-to-dump-water-gauge-in/

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Fukushima worker “Tepco may ask IAEA or WHO for help to discharge contaminated water to the sea

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/fukushima-worker-tepco-may-ask-iaea-or-who-for-help-to-discharge-contaminated-water-to-the-sea/

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Special Rapporteur of Human Rights Council UN “Urine and blood test for internal exposure should be conducted”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/special-rapporteur-of-human-rights-council-un-urine-and-blood-test-for-internal-exposure-should-be-conducted/

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Fukushima worker “Tepco needs to fill PCV with water to remove molten fuel but it’s leaking from somewhere unknown”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/fukushima-worker-tepco-needs-to-fill-pcv-with-water-to-remove-molten-fuel-but-its-leaking-from-somewhere-unknown/

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70% of Fukushima municipal govs not to conduct internal exposure test for under 4 y.o, “Children are too small”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/70-of-fukushima-municipal-govs-not-to-conduct-internal-exposure-test-for-under-4-y-o-children-are-too-small/

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All the students evacuated but one student, yet school held a sports meeting in 62km area for unity of local community

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/all-the-students-evacuated-but-one-studentyet-school-held-a-sports-meeting-in-62km-area-for-unity-of-local-community/

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“Highschool students picnic in 0.93 μSv/h in Kohriyama city”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/express-highschool-students-picnic-in-0-93-μsvh-in-kohriyama-city/

 

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Tokyo citizen “0.42μSv/h in Itabashi ward Tokyo 5/24/2013″

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/tokyo-citizen-0-42μsvh-in-itabashi-ward-tokyo-5242013/

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Last no-go zone designation lifted in Fukushima Prefecture

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130528p2g00m0dm038000c.html

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Yamamoto Taro to come forward as a candidate for House of Councillors election in July

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/yamamoto-taro-to-come-forward-as-a-candidate-for-house-of-councillors-election-in-july/

 

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776 days since 3.11.  

Only 40 years to go, give or take 40,000 years.

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Fukushima kids sue for evacuation

 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/18/national/fukushima-kids-sue-for-evacuation/#.UXbo4b9rhzX

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The Asia-Pacific Journal, Volume 11, Issue 16 No. 1, April 22, 2013.

An appeal for improving labour conditions of Fukushima Daiichi workers 賛同人募集「福島第一の原発作業員の待遇改善を要求しよ

http://japanfocus.org/-Sumi-Hasegawa/3930

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Radioactive mud in Fukushima school pools tops 100,000 becquerels

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201304220072

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Fukushima water leaks still affect local fishermen

The Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan has had numerous radioactive water leaks since the devastating earthquake two years ago. 04-22-2013

http://www.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=2317754622001

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CNN shows diagram of nuclear material leaking from Fukushima reactor — “Tepco always says it’s alright… it always turns out they’re not telling the truth”

http://enenews.com/cnn-shows-diagram-nuclear-material-leaking-fukushima-reactor-tepco-always-alright-always-turns-theyre-telling-truth-video

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Asahi: Gov’t had plan to inject cement into Fukushima reactors using pipes a mile away

http://enenews.com/asahi-govt-had-plan-to-inject-cement-into-fukushima-reactors-using-pipes-a-mile-away

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Dead rats halt Fukushima cooling system

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130422_32.html

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Unfortunately, Nagoya citizens were not as bright. Responsibility is on their shoulders should anything happen to Hamaoka.

Anti-reactor restart mayors victorious in Shizuoka elections

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130422p2a00m0na015000c.html

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Wonder how much money/pressure will flow into these “local” areas to gain their consent…

Japan may restart nuclear reactors from fall: Motegi

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/24/national/japan-may-restart-nuclear-reactors-from-fall-motegi/#.UXer5b9rhzU
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Radioactive Japan: Minister of Economy Declares on TV That Nuke Plants Will Restart As Soon As This Fall

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/radioactive-japan-minister-of-economy.html

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IAEA Team’s Initial Review of Japan’s Plans to Decommission #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: “Define an end-state of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station site”

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CTBT measured unusually high level of Xe-133 and Xe-131m 4/8~4/9, Vienna “It’s due to N. Korea”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/ctbt-measured-unusually-high-level-of-xe-133-and-xe-131m-4849-vienna-its-due-to-n-korea/

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According to CTBT, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s radiation monitoring post in Takasaki Gunma, unusual level of Xe-133 and Xe-131m were measured from 4/8 ~ 4/9/2013.

CTBT in Japan comments Xe-133 has been lower than 0.64 mBq/m3 and Xe-131m has been lower than 0.21 mBq/m3 in the past 15 months. The detected level was unusually high. However, it has been over the normal range occasionally.

On 4/23/2013, CTBTO in Vienna announced the readings of Xe-133 and Xe-131m are due to the nuclear test of N. Korea back in February.

They reported this,

The CTBTO’s radionuclide network has made a significant detection of radioactive noble gases that could be attributed to the nuclear test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February 2013.
The detection was made at the radionuclide station in Takasaki, Japan, located at around 1,000 kilometres, or 620 miles, from the DPRK test site. Lower levels were picked up at another station in Ussuriysk, Russia. Two radioactive isotopes of the noble gas xenon were identified, xenon-131m and xenon-133, which provide reliable information on the nuclear nature of the source.
The ratio of the detected xenon isotopes is consistent with a nuclear fission event occurring more than 50 days before the detection (nuclear fission can occur in both nuclear explosions and nuclear energy production). This coincides very well with announced nuclear test by the DPRK that occurred on 12 February 2013, 55 days before the measurement.
Using Atmospheric Transport Modelling (ATM), which calculates the three-dimensional travel path of airborne radioactivity on the basis of weather data, the DPRK test site was identified as a possible source for the emission. Watch the video here.
CTBTO radionuclide expert Mika Nikkinen said: “We are in the process of eliminating other possible sources that could explain the observations; the radionuclides could have come from a nuclear reactor or other nuclear activity under certain specific conditions, but so far we do not have information on such a release.”
On 12 February, the DPRK event was detected immediately, reliably and precisely by 94 seismic stations and two infrasound stations of the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System. The first data were made available to CTBTO Member States in little more than one hour, and before the DPRK announced that it had conducted a nuclear test.
The event recorded at 02.57.51 (UTC) was found to have a magnitude of 4.9 using the CTBTO International Data Centre’s magnitude scale. The location was in the vicinity of the two previous nuclear tests (Lat.: 41.313 degrees north; long.: 129.101 degrees east).

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In Mie…

[Not radiation effect] Mutated cabbage with 4 small ones outside and 10 inside, produced in western JP

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/not-radiation-effect-mutated-cabbage-with-4-small-ones-outside-and-10-inside-produced-in-western-jp/
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IAEA Visit to #Fukushima I Nuke Plant on April 17, 2013

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/iaea-visit-to-fukushima-i-nuke-plant-on.html

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Japanese court’s verdict on request to shut down nuclear plant puzzling

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Radiation researcher in Ibaraki got two thyroid cysts

Fukushima Diary is following this radiation researcher of citizen.

(cf, [It happens] 0.60~0.80 μSv/h measured from a man in Ibaraki directly on his body [URL])

(cf, Radiation researcher “Social welfare service corporation for children stopped us from measuring radiation” [URL])

They had the thyroid test in Iwaki city Fukushima. The laboratory is “Iwaki citizens’ radiation measurement station -Tarachine”. It’s supported by the chief editor of Days Japan, Hirokawa and the citizens in Iwaki city.

The laboratory offers whole body counter test, food test and ultrasound scan of thyroid.

The result of the thyroid test shows the researcher has 4mm of a thyroid cyst on the right side and 2mm of a cyst on the left side.

The researcher has been in the highly contaminated areas. Unfortunately, he might have been affected.

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#97: CHERNOBYL’S LEGACY – Yablokov, Dr. Janette Sherman, Chernobyl Survivor Bonnie Kouneva

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DOWNLOAD HERE:

http://lhalevy.audioacrobat.com/download/c7e87006-8c8e-bf2a-47a3-5242052671d5.mp3

INTERVIEWS:

Three special interviews on the legacy of Chernobyl and the implications to Fukushima and the future of the people of Japan:

  • Chernobyl survivor Bonnie Kouneva, who as a 16-year-old lived in Bulgaria, 800 miles away from the nuclear disaster… but not far enough.
  • Dr. Alexei Yablokov, who compiled over 5,000 research papers in multiple languages for the book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, as well as co-founding Greenpeace, Russia.
  • Dr. Janette Sherman, known for her work with Joseph Mangano as well as editing the English translation of Alexei Yablokov’s  book.

PLUS:

  • Los Angeles City Council votes unanimously to tell NRC to hold So Cal Edison to an Adjudicated Evidentiary Hearing on San Onofre – a BIG WIN!
  • Florida House committee passes bill to prevent Progress Energy from charging customers for the development of nuclear plants before they even obtain a license to build the sucker!
  • Shut It Down Affinity Group gets arrested yet again for blocking the driveway of Entergy’s Vermont Yankee NPP:

Ellen Graves is holding picture of Jaczko and Frances Crowe is holding the word-only poster. Photo by Hattie Nestle.

Ellen Graves (L) and Frances Crowe (R) — two Vermont Yankees blocking Vermont Yankee.  Photo by Hattie Nestle.

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Day 766 of this ongoing disaster.

Former Chairman of Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Reactors Should Be Phased Out

http://enformable.com/2013/04/former-chairman-of-nuclear-regulatory-commission-reactors-should-be-phased-out/

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Activists protest government suit to have anti-nuke tents removed

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201304090068?fb_action_ids=369299503185233%2C369298706518646%2C369288069853043&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%22369299503185233%22%3A284208438379958%2C%22369298706518646%22%3A566786360008974%2C%22369288069853043%22%3A637826892901094%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22369299503185233%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%2C%22369298706518646%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%2C%22369288069853043%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map

(Asahi… do you think you could make your URLs a little shorter?)

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Bloomberg: Radioactive water from Fukushima reactors to be dumped in Pacific? “It’s obvious they can’t keep storing it forever”

http://enenews.com/bloomberg-tepco-to-dump-radioactive-water-from-fukushima-reactors-into-pacific-its-obvious-they-cant-keep-storing-it-forever

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TEPCO yet to nail down cause of radioactive leaks at Fukushima plant

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130413p2g00m0dm053000c.html

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TEPCO To Remove Water From Ponds By June

http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=10187

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[Spreading leakage] Radiation detected from Southwest side of reservoir No.1 too

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/spreading-leakage-radiation-detected-from-southwest-side-of-reservoir-no-1-too/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Pond Leak of April 2013: All 7 In-the-Ground Water Storage Ponds Are Leaking Radioactive (Beta) Water

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-pond-leak-of.html

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[Sea contamination] 430,000 Bq/Kg measured from greenling and spotbelly rockfish, “4,300 times much as safety limit”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/marine-contamination-430000-bqkg-measured-from-greenling-and-spotbelly-rockfish-4300-times-much-as-safety-limit/

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IAEA sends experts to damaged Fukushima plant

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POINT OF VIEW/ Daniel P. Aldrich: Bottom-up initiatives needed to move forward after 3/11

More than two years after the 3/11 disaster, a tremendous amount of tsunami debris remains uncollected throughout Japan’s Tohoku region. In municipalties like Rikuzentakata, Kamaishi and Ofunato that were slammed by the massive tsunami, only 37 percent of the concrete, debris and household materials that litter the ground has been picked up so far.

As locals ponder whether to exit their often isolated, low-quality
temporary housing to move inland toward cities like Morioka and
Sendai, they look closely at the conditions in the area. Aesthetics
matter to residents who remain undecided about whether to rebuild their wrecked homes or move on to greener pastures.

The inaction is partly due to cities, towns and villages being plagued by bureaucratic gridlock; many local communities have not yet reached agreement on issues such as collective housing relocation, with younger residents seeking to move to higher ground and older ones hoping to remain by the ocean.

See the full OpEd at
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/opinion/AJ201304070014

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The Asia-Pacific Journal, Volume 11, Issue No. 13, No. 2, April 1, 2013

Ikeda Manabu, the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and Disaster/Nuclear Art in Japan  
池田学、2011年東日本大震災、そして災害と放射能に関する美術

Asato Ikeda

http://japanfocus.org/-Asato-Ikeda/3922

 

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And in the English channel…

High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)

http://enenews.com/high-potential-for-danger-barrels-of-nuclear-waste-found-by-journalists-over-60-trillion-becquerels-of-radioactivity-dumped

 

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FUKUSHIMA: MEMORIES OF A LOST LANDSCAPE

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013       7:00 PM
Auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Yale University

Director, Camera, Editor: MATSUBAYASHI Yojyu
Sound: NAKAGAWA Kyuya
Production: 3JoMa Film Distribution: TOFOO.LLC
JAPAN / 2011 / Japanese / Color / HD / 109 min

The Enei district of Minami Soma town lies within the 20 km exclusion site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In early April 2011, immediately after the devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown forced people to evacuate the area, filmmaker Matsubayashi rushed here with relief goods. From a chance meeting with city councilor Tanaka Kyoko, he begins making this film. Living together with the evacuees in school classrooms designated as temporary evacuation sites, he captures an extraordinary time period in the lives of the local people, in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Interspersed with humorous episodes and loving emotions, the film delves into memories of a local culture that has been taken away by the tragedy. The cherry blossoms of April 2011 were as beautiful as ever.

http://www.somakanka.com/eng.html

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Liza, I’m doin’ the best ah can.

TEPCO to test new water decontamination device

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130330_02.html

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Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster is Japan facing a cancer time bomb?

TWO years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster local children are showing signs of cancer, prompting cries of a cover-up.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/387357/Two-years-after-the-Fukushima-nuclear-disaster-is-Japan-facing-a-cancer-time-bomb

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Um, I have a few questions… what baseline was used? From what year? Where? If it’s from 2012, isn’t that a bit too late?

Thyroid survey shows no major gap between Fukushima, other areas

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Thyroid conditions among juvenile population in three prefectures across Japan — Aomori, Yamanashi and Nagasaki — are not much different from those of their counterparts in Fukushima Prefecture hit by the March 2011 nuclear crisis, a recent survey by the Environment Ministry showed Friday.

The ministry conducted the study from last November to March this year on a total of 4,365 people aged 3 to 18 in the cities of Hirosaki in Aomori, Kofu in Yamanashi and Nagasaki, and concluded that the percentages of detecting small lumps and other anomalies in the surveyed population were “almost equal to or slightly lower in Fukushima.”

The percentage of lumps measuring less than 5 millimeters or cysts smaller than 20 millimeters came to 57.6 percent in Hirosaki, 69.4 percent in Kofu, and 42.5 percent in Nagasaki, it said. After the 2011 accident, Fukushima Prefecture conducted thyroid tests on about 360,000 people under 18 and found lumps and other issues in 41.2 percent, stirring anxiety.

Shunichi Yamashita, vice president of Fukushima Medical University, said the latest survey underscored the fact that “small cysts and lumps naturally exist in children when they are examined with the same precision level as in Fukushima.”

March 30, 2013(Mainichi Japan)

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100 of 410 children required to have follow-up thyroid test in Ibaraki, “Follow-up test is 3 years later”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/100-of-410-children-required-to-have-follow-up-thyroid-test-in-ibaraki-follow-up-test-is-3-years-later/

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First anniversary of weekly antinuclear rallies outside prime minister’s office marked

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/30/national/first-anniversary-of-weekly-antinuclear-rallies-outside-prime-ministers-office-marked/#.UVaa6b9rhzU

Screen Shot 2013-03-30 at 4.58.26 PM

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Tepco not to decommission reactor 5, 6 and Daini

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/tepco-not-to-decommission-reactor5-6-and-daini/

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What Did They Know and When? Fukushima Daiichi Before and After the Meltdowns

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“Fukushima on the Globe”

On January 15, 2013, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) launched the English portal site “Fukushima on the Globe”

(http://www.fukushimaontheglobe) to disseminate information on Fukushima’s issue after the March 2011 nuclear disaster.

2 years passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the situation in/around Fukushima has become more and more complicated.  This website analyzes Fukushima’s issue from various angles and provides up-to-date information in English.

The contents of the website includes articles on various issues, videos, and links to essential/useful information.

If you would like to receive updates of Fukushima on the Globe via e-mail, please fill up the form in the link below and register now!

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http://fukushimaontheglobe.com/receive-update

http://fukushimaontheglobe.com/receive-update#sthash.gZlkGqr8.dpbs

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Analysis by IRSN of the Fukushima Daiichi accident of March 2011 (1h09)

http://www.irsn.fr/EN/publications/thematic/fukushima/Pages/video-fukushima-2-years-later.aspx

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Stress causing deaths among Fukushima evacuees

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130330_03.html

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Nearly 20% of schools still without tsunami manual

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130330_09.html

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Tokyo Electric compiles reform plan

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130329_22.html

…The reform plan is an apparent effort to persuade authorities and the public to agree to allow it to resume operations of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant along the Japan Sea coast in Niigata Prefecture…

 

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680,000 Bq/Kg from the soil beside the agricultural reservoir in Okumamachi

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/680000-bqkg-from-the-soil-beside-the-agricultural-reservoir-in-okumamachi/

 

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Shizuoka prefecture to quit radiation monitoring of school lunch in 3 cities

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/shizuoka-prefecture-to-quit-radiation-monitoring-of-school-lunch-in-3-cities/

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The latest from ENENEWS:

Video: Unforeseen health problems now just coming to light after Fukushima disaster

http://enenews.com/tv-unforeseen-health-problems-coming-light-after-fukushima-disaster-video

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Gundersen: Death toll from Fukushima disaster to be 1,000 times IAEA estimate (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-death-toll-fukushima-disaster-going-be-1000-times-higher-iaeas-estimate-video

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“Game Changer”: Fukushima cesium releases likely 20-30 times higher than revealed (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/game-changer-fukushima-cesium-release-20-30-times-higher-revealed-video

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Worker: Rat at Fukushima Daiichi measured 15 microsieverts per hour — “It’s a moving radioactive material”

http://enenews.com/worker-rat-at-fukushima-daiichi-measured-15-microsieverts-per-hour-its-a-moving-radioactive-material

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