Japan Times: Discharges of Fukushima nuclear material into Pacific “have effectively contaminated the sea” — Melted reactor cores will burn again if water not perpetually poured in — “Tepco proposing some of it be dumped into ocean”

http://enenews.com/japan-times-discharges-of-nuclear-material-into-the-pacific-from-fukushima-have-effectively-contaminated-the-sea-melted-reactor-cores-will-burn-again-if-water-not-perpetually-poured-in-t

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Strong M6 quake hits near Fukushima nuclear plant — Intensity 5+ on JMA scale — Officials: “No reports of damage so far”

http://enenews.com/strong-m6-quake-hits-near-fukushima-nuclear-plant-intensity-5-officials-no-reports-of-damage-so-far

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Japan Times: Radiation level in Fukushima town 400 times higher than in Tokyo — 10 kilometers from Daiichi

http://enenews.com/japan-times-radiation-level-fukushima-town-400-times-higher-tokyo

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Rice planted 10 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Residents can’t stay in town overnight — “Intended for sale”

http://enenews.com/jiji-rice-being-planted-about-10-miles-from-fukushima-daiichi-intended-for-sale

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The highly exposed man in Ibaraki died

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/the-highly-exposed-man-in-ibaraki-died/

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uKlLxO7rH8&feature=player_embedded

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Fukushima No. 1 can’t keep its head above tainted water

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/21/reference/fukushima-no-1-cant-keep-its-head-above-tainted-water/#.UZtVupVrjcZ

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Fukushima Fallout Threat and Cover Up Continues

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/14/fukushima-fallout-threat-and-cover-up-continues/

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Troubled Tsuruga reactor could force utilities to shoulder enormous financial burdens

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130516p2a00m0na016000c.html

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Over 1μSv/h at 5 locations beside the major river in Kashiwa Chiba, “All blockaded”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/over-1μsvh-at-5-locations-beside-the-major-river-in-kashiwa-chiba-all-blockaded/

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Former Fukushima worker, “Fukushima decommissioning cost may be beyond 100 trillion yen”

 http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/former-fukushima-worker-fukushima-decommissioning-cost-may-be-beyond-100-trillion-yen/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: TEPCO to Release ‘Uncontaminated’ Groundwater to Pacific Ocean, Starting Later This Month

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

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Atomic Energy Society of Japan Survey: 70% of Nuclear Experts Say They Are Comfortable with Nuclear Power, 92% Say We Should Continue to Use Nuclear Power

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/atomic-energy-society-of-japan-survey.html

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Radioactive Japan with Nothing Better to Do: Police and Japan Coast Guard Held Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercise to Protect #Fukushima I Nuke Plant from Terrorists

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/radioactive-japan-with-nothing-better.html

 

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Groundwater Pump and Release from #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Fukushima Fishermen Want Safety Assurance from Government, and Goverment Is Set to Give That Assurance

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/groundwater-pump-and-release-from.html

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Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus, From #Fukushima to Thailand

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/cherry-tomatoes-and-asparagus-from.html

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“Something serious is going on”. Horse ranch owner worries alarming conditions of horses in Iitate, Fukushima

http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/05/05/something-serious-is-going-on-horse-ranch-owner-worries-alarming-conditions-of-horses-in-iitate-fukushima/

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Study: Vast area of 60 million people contaminated from Fukushima disaster (PHOTO)

http://enenews.com/study-vast-area-of-60-million-people-contaminated-from-fukushima-disaster-photo

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Accident Reactor 3 Explosion: Where Did the Black Smoke Come From? And White Smoke?

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Former Fukushima worker “Pumping up ground water may cause Fukushima plant a land subsidence”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/former-fukushima-worker-pumping-up-ground-water-may-cause-fukushima-plant-a-land-subsidence/

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Gov’t to review Fukushima quake debris disposal plans due to nuclear disaster

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130507p2a00m0na015000c.html

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Young sardine catch resumes off northern Ibaraki Pref. after more than 2-year hiatus

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130507p2a00m0na004000c.html

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NBC News: Fears that Fukushima plant could “break apart” during cleanup process

http://enenews.com/nbc-news-fears-that-fukushima-plant-could-break-apart-during-cleanup-process

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Fukushima: A Dire SOS Message

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16117-fukushima-a-dire-sos-message

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Expert: Fukushima nuclear material to wash up on beaches and be blown over surrounding countryside

http://enenews.com/expert-fukushima-nuclear-material-wash-beaches-be-blown-surrounding-countryside

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NHK: Unexplained water leak at Fukushima reactor immediately after 3/11 quake — Crucial cooling system disabled?

http://enenews.com/nhk-unexplained-water-leak-at-fukushima-reactor-immediately-after-311-quake-crucial-cooling-system-disabled

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 3 Operating Floor Debris with 540 Millisieverts/Hr Radiation

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-reactor-3.html

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Was TEPCO Using Used Bottle to Collect Water Samples from the Pond Leak?

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-amount-of.html

 

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Q: Whatever happened to all the millions of yen donated to the Japanese Red Cross and WHY IS IT NOT BEING USED FOR THESE CHILDREN?

Care houses for March 11 disaster orphans face fund shortage

A group of women makes a donation as high school students call for Rainbow House construction funds, in front of Shikoku Railway Co.'s Takamatsu Station. (Mainichi)
A group of women makes a donation as high school students call for Rainbow House construction funds, in front of Shikoku Railway Co.’s Takamatsu Station. (Mainichi)

Officials trying to build centers for children who lost their parents to the March 2011 earthquake disaster have a rough road ahead due to increasing costs of labor and building materials in the disaster stricken areas.

Ashinaga, a Tokyo-based organization that provides educational and emotional support for orphans, planned building a “Rainbow House” — first built in the city of Kobe after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake for orphans and their psychological care — in the Tohoku region in April 2011, right after the earthquake and tsunami hit the area. The initial plan was to build five houses in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and open their doors to children by this spring. The 3.7 billion yen that construction was expected to cost was supposed to be covered by donations.

Read the entire story at:

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130513p2a00m0na010000c.html

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More updates when I get a chance… In the meantime, I hope you are keeping up to date through the links at the right.

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2 years, 49 days and counting.

The world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky commented on the ruling of Sendai High Court which rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country’s 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children.

Chomsky said:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that the courts have blocked efforts to evacuate children from the Fukushima site, though acknowledging the health risks. Nothing tells us more about the moral level of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable, in this case its most precious possession, its children. I hope and trust that this grim decision will be reversed.

Noam Chomsky

 

Please support the campaign for evacuation of the children

Can you help us send messages to the court from all over the world?

The Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team is collecting messages to judges from international celebrities and campaigners. The Japanese authorities tend to be vulnerable to criticism from abroad. In order to show the strong international interest and support for the trial, the trial support team would like to film as many video messages as possible to the judges from all over the world. If you sympathise with our struggle, please do get in touch. Do let us know if you have a contact with any international celebrities, politicians or well-known campaigners who are prepared to give us a short message. Volunteers of the trial support team will make an arrangement with them and decide when and where filming can take place. Please contact: fukuchima-picture@song-deborah.com

 

Find out more on the campaign website.

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Video: Situation in Fukushima is beyond imagination — Many young and old people dead from heart attacks — Young woman died of leukemia

http://enenews.com/video-situation-in-fukushima-is-beyond-imagination-many-young-and-old-people-have-died-of-heart-attacks-young-woman-died-of-leukemia

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2,700 Bq/Kg from tea leaves picked by elementary school students in Itabashi Tokyo

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/2700-bqkg-from-tea-leaves-picked-by-elementary-school-students-in-itabashi-tokyo/

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Da-te city standardize all the school lunch menus to serve bamboo shoots, “Cs-134/137 from 86% of bamboo shoots”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/da-te-city-standardize-all-the-school-lunch-menus-to-serve-bamboo-shoots-cs-134137-from-86-of-bamboo-shoots/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Amount of Radioactive Materials in Water Sample from Outside the In-The-Ground Water Storage Pond No.1 Rose by 10

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Educator Notes Similarities Between Fukushima Evacuee Housing, WWII Internment Camps

Japanese American Leadership Delegate from Arlington reflects on the life-changing events from trip.

http://arlington-va.patch.com/articles/a-trip-to-japan-promotes-leadership

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27 years since Chernobyl and what have we learned?

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/27-years-since-chernobyl-and-what-have-we-lea/blog/44963/

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TV: Clay sheet used for Fukushima nuclear waste leaked after just 8 days — Tepco: “Designed to prevent leakage completely” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/expert-clay-sheet-used-for-fukushima-nuclear-waste-leaked-after-just-8-days-tepco-the-design-was-meant-to-prevent-leakage-completely-video

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‘Great wall of Fukushima’ to be built underground? — Structure around reactors proposed

http://enenews.com/great-wall-fukushima-be-built-underground-structure-around-reactors-proposed

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Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

http://enenews.com/highest-fallout-levels-in-tokyo-since-soon-after-fukushima-crisis-began

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70-year-old photographer records radiation-tainted hometown with camera

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130430p2a00m0na008000c.html

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[JP West coast contamination] 70 Bq/Kg from the soil of cultivated land of Niigata

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/jp-west-coast-contamination-70-bqkg-from-the-soil-of-cultivated-land-of-niigata/

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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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Plutonium-238 from Fukushima plant detected for first time offshore — Tepco reveals data 9 months later

http://enenews.com/plutonium-fukushima-plant-detected-tepco-announces-findings-9-months-later

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Bloomberg: Increasing risk that Fukushima radioactive waste being dumped into Pacific Ocean

http://enenews.com/bloomberg-increasing-risk-of-fukushima-radioactive-waste-being-intentionally-dumped-into-pacific

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Transfer of radioactive water to be delayed at Fukushima plant

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130414p2g00m0dm004000c.html

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[Official monitoring post] “Comparing with personal dosimeter is banned”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/official-monitoring-post-comparing-with-personal-dosimeter-is-banned/

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Triathlon to be held in Haruna lake in Gunma, “80 million pond smelt eggs extinct, 340 Bq/Kg from surviving fish”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/triathlon-to-be-held-in-haruna-lake-in-gunma-80-million-pond-smelt-eggs-extinct-340-bqkg-from-surviving-fish/

Posted by Mochizuki on April 16th, 2013 ·

According to Takasaki city government in Gunma, they are going to hold triathlon in Haruna lake this summer.

The entrants are from 6 years old.

They are to swim in the lake.

Haruna lake is known to be a resort place, the altitude is 1,000m, the surface area is 1.15km2.

The pond smelt fishing is one of their sightseeing activities but they couldn’t even conduct the radiation test due to the lack of samples.

In 2012, they released 80 million eggs of pond smelt but they were all extinct.

(cf, 80 million eggs of pond smelt became extinct in Gunma [URL])

In 2013, they managed to collect only 4 smelt samples, but 340 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured. They gave up lifting the fishing restriction of pond smelt this year too.

(cf, Japanese pond smelt gone nearly extinct in Haruna lake Gunma, can’t even find a sample for radiation test [URL 2])

(cf, Only 4 smelt samples collected in Haruna lake, 340Bq/Kg measured but fishing restriction is lifted [URL 3])

This is the first time for them to hold triathlon in Haruna lake. It’s from 7/20 to 7/21/2013. It’s usually banned swimming in this lake.

6 ~ 9 years old children are to swim for 50m, Junior high school and high school students are to swim for 200m.

The fee is 3,000 ~ 21,000 JPY.

The radiation level of the lake water is not announced.

http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/kou-t/25-4-15/documents/25415-24.pdf

 

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Pond Leak of April 2013: TEPCO Started Transfering 900 Tonnes of Post-RO Waste Water from Pond No.2 to a Steel Tank, Will Take 6 Days

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-pond-leak-of_17.html 

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Tepco plans to transfer contaminated water to suppression pool of reactor5 and 6 in emergency

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/tepco-plans-to-transfer-contaminated-water-to-suppression-pool-of-reactor5-and-6-in-emergency/

 

Posted by Mochizuki on April 16th, 2013

As to the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco is planning to transfer 23,600 tones of water to the tanks.

However, those tanks don’t exist yet. Because they have to build the tanks, the water leakage won’t be fixed until June.

(cf, Major leakage can’t be fixed until early June [URL])

On 4/15/2013, Tepco announced they would transfer water to the suppression pools of reactor5 and 6 in case of emergency.

Suppression chamber is one of the major coolant systems of the reactor.

The reservoirs stock concentrated radioactive salt water. It would seriously damage the suppression chambers as well.

The suppression chambers must have had coolant water inside. It is not announced where the water was moved.

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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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More on the all the leaks…

NYT: New leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Tepco accused of cover-up

http://enenews.com/nyt-new-leak-at-fukushima-daiichi-tepco-accused-of-cover-up

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Fukushima worker “All the other water reservoirs may leak too”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/fukushima-worker-all-the-other-water-reservoirs-may-leak-too/

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Latest on Ever-Changing #Fukushima I Nuke Plant In-The-Ground Water Storage Leak: Now the Pond No.1 Is Also Leaking

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/04/latest-on-ever-changing-fukushima-i.html

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[Out of control] Tepco admitted the possibility reservoir No.1 also leaking

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/out-of-control-tepco-admitted-the-possibility-reservoir-no-1-also-leaking/

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Asahi: ALL radioactive water storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi leaking? “We are giving priority to the No. 2 tank, whose conditions are worse”

http://enenews.com/asahi-all-radioactive-water-storage-tanks-at-fukushima-daiichi-leaking-we-are-giving-priority-to-the-no-2-tank-whose-conditions-are-worse

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Beta nuclide detected from 4 more contaminated water reservoirs

 http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/beta-nuclide-detected-from-4-more-contaminated-water-reservoirs/

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Tepco “It was 0.3 ~ 3L that leaked from reservoir No.3″

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/tepco-it-was-0-3-3l-that-leaked-from-reservoir-no-3/

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Questions arise over whether poor workmanship or design led to leak of radioactive water

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130409p2a00m0na015000c.html

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And other news…

Silt fence within Fukushima nuclear plant port disconnected, highly contaminated fish discharged

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/silt-fence-within-fukushima-nuclear-plant-port-disconnected-highly-contaminated-fish-discharged/

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Gov’t starts pre-survey on candidate site for contaminated soil storage in Fukushima

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130409p2a00m0na011000c.html

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Mayor of Namie asks for cooperation in disaster recovery

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/silt-fence-within-fukushima-nuclear-plant-port-disconnected-highly-contaminated-fish-discharged/

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67 Tera Bq/km2 of Te-129 measured from rainwater in Gunma on 3/16/2011

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/67-tera-bqkm2-of-te-129-measured-from-rainwater-in-gunma-on-3162011/

 

According to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), 67 Tera Bq/Km2 (67,000,000,000,000 Bq/Km2) of Te-129 was measured from rainwater in Gunma prefecture on 3/16/2011.

The report was published in Feb. 2013.

The half-life is 33.6 days. It’s from Sb-129 by beta decay. It turns to be I-129 (Half-life : 15,700,000 years).

From the data base of MEXT, Te-129 had not been detected from rainwater from 1957. 4 to 2010. 3.

 

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Fish from 2011 tsunami washes up alive in Washington – video

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/apr/07/fish-2011-tsunami-washington-video

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