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The Fukushima Disaster
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09-05-2011, 04:06 PM #781
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Cesium-137 was found in urine of child near Tokyo, despite mother’s efforts at radiation protection, and despite the fact the government claims people living outside of the exclusion zone of Fukushima are likely to suffer adverse effects.

From japanfocus.org
Quote:mother in Saitama Prefecture who, in the absence of direct government support, arranged to have a sample of her daughter’s urine tested. The test indicated that despite stringent efforts to protect her fifth grader from exposure to contaminated food and airborne radiation, the result was 0.4 Bq of Cesium 137 per kilogram of urine. Cesium 137, with a half-life of just over 30 years, is one of main radioactive isotopes released from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. “I felt a mixture of shock and a feeling that of course this is the case”, laments the girl’s mother.

A good read, the mother used bottled water for cleaning and purchased eggs in bulk from as far south as possible. This is just the beginning of a health and social nightmare.
09-05-2011, 05:56 PM #782
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Yup. This is gonna be bad.

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İmage
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
09-05-2011, 09:52 PM #783
Octo Mother Superior
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09-06-2011, 10:09 PM #784
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http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/09/radia...o-set.html
Quote:Radiation in Food: Radish Boya to Set Its Own Cesium Standard

Radish Boya, an online grocer who first alerted Shizuoka Prefecture that one of the Shizuoka teas contained radioactive cesium exceeded the provisional limit by its own testing, is going to set its own standard for cesium in food and drinks that it sells, which is one-tenths of the national provisional standards.

From Yomiuri Shinbun (9/5/2011):

食品宅配サービスの「らでぃっしゅぼーや」(本社・東京)は5日、同社で販売する食品や飲料水などに対する放射性セシウムの自主規制値を設定したと発表した。

Radish Boya, a home delivery service of foodstuff headquartered in Tokyo, announced on September 5 that the company had set its own safety limit for radioactive cesium in food and drinks that it sells.

自主規制値は、コメや青果物、肉類が1キロ・グラムあたり50ベクレル、牛乳や飲料水が同20ベクレルで、いずれも国の暫定規制値の10分の1となる。

The company's safety limit for rice, vegetables and fruits, and meat is 50 becquerels/kilogram, and for milk and drinking water 20 becquerels[/liter]. They are both one-tenths of the national provisional safety limits.

 東北・関東甲信越の17都県を産地とする食品などは、入荷前に抜き取り検査を行い、自主規制値を超えるものは配達しない。同社は10万5000人が会員登録しているが、福島第一原子力発電所の事故以降、食品の放射能汚染に関する問い合わせが1万件以上あったという。

The company will conduct sample testing before it purchases the food items from 17 prefectures in Tohoku and Kanto, and will not deliver the items whose cesium content exceeds the company's safety limit. The company has 105,000 registered customers, and there have been over 10,000 inquiries about radiation contamination of food after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Things to keep in mind, before you rush to order:

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Radish Boya does source from Tohoku and northern Kanto, including Fukushima, Miyagi, and Tochigi, and radioactive cesium has been detected in their testing though not exceeding the provisional safety limit or the company's own limit;
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The testing is still a sample testing, though for now there's no practical way to test all;
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It does participate in the campaign by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, "Let's help the disaster-affected areas by eating their produce!"

By the way, looking at the Ministry of Agriculture's site, they do seem to feed the government workers there with potentially contaminated vegetables and meat from the disaster-affected areas...
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09-06-2011, 11:06 PM #785
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Quote:By the way, looking at the Ministry of Agriculture's site, they do seem to feed the government workers there with potentially contaminated vegetables and meat from the disaster-affected areas...

scream.gif I can't shake th feeling this is just one big grand experiment to someone, somewhere.

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09-07-2011, 05:38 PM #786
Kreeper Griobhtha
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It just proves that ALL governments are the same. They will do and say ANYTHING to cover their own asses and the asses of their corporate masters.


We are expendable

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İmage
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
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09-13-2011, 11:34 AM #787
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Expert: Already hearing reports of kids suffering heart attacks — Beware deadly cardiac problems in children caused by Fukushima radiation


Pr Chris Busby on children’s heart attacks in Fukushima, radioactivebsr, September 11, 2011:

Summary of interview with Christopher Busby, expert on health effects of ionizing radiation

At :40 in

Yury Bandazhevsky, studied effects of cesium-137 on children in Belarus after Chernobyl
He found that children with just 20-30 Bq/kg of cesium-137 suffering cardiac arrhythmia (heart not beating properly) and were suffering heart attacks and dying
Not a question of cancer or leukemia (although that occurred as well), there were very high rates of heart disease in these children… manifesting heart disease usually only found in old people

http://enenews.com/expert-beware-fukushi...reas-video




09-13-2011, 02:21 PM #788
Octo Mother Superior
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09-13-2011, 05:55 PM #789
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That's awful AK. Children should not be having this type of thing go on. The nuclear industry is a tribute to TPTB inhumanity toward the rest of the population.

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09-14-2011, 02:41 AM #790
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:On this morning’s NHK “Sunday Debate” program, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Nobuteru Ishihara stated, “Geiger counters costing between 40,000 and 50,000 yen ($500-600) provide patchy measurements. We have to try and stop citizens from taking their own radiation measurements.”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/09/break...radiation/

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
09-18-2011, 03:23 AM #791
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Report: St. Louis rainwater shows radiation dose at 13.3 microsieverts per hour — 130+ times background (VIDEO)

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09-18-2011, 05:13 AM #792
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oh man that's not good at all aaah2.gif
09-18-2011, 02:53 PM #793
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Not sure if this is anything to do with fukushima radiation but I'll put here anyways.

My crabapple trees are shedding leaves in a very strange way

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09-18-2011, 03:11 PM #794
Octo Mother Superior
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damned.gif Looks strange but I'm a little too far north for crabapples so I'm not sure.
09-20-2011, 01:34 PM #795
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I don't like Alxander higgins much, he's a fear monger and a senstionalist. But I'm seeing other blogs mention it's time to evacuate Tokyo so thought I'd post it.

Experts: Fukushima ‘Worse’ Than Chernobyl -Tokyo Evacuation Can No Longer Be Ingored
09-20-2011, 02:16 PM #796
Octo Mother Superior
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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IBkrIgJUWLk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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09-20-2011, 02:25 PM #797
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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"Public paranoia is the biggest threat" gaah.gif ffs. Somebody needs to be slapped hard upside the head with a crowbar.
09-20-2011, 03:17 PM #798
Octo Mother Superior
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Sure do 13.gif But it seems this is the number one tool of control gaah.gif

From AUSTRALASIAN RADIATION PROTECTION SOCIETY
APRIL 2004:

http://kritterbox.com/showthread.php?tid=328

Quote:(4) Psychosomatic disorders and the screening effects were the only detectable health consequences among the general population.

Fighting the panic and mass hysteria could be regarded as the most important countermeasure to protect the public against the effects of a similar accident should it (Chernobyl) occur again.

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Ninelives Show this Post
09-21-2011, 06:36 PM #799
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Staff race to save Fukushima plant from Japan storm


TOKYO, September 21, 2011 (AFP) - Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Japan's Pacific coast were racing against time to ready the crippled plant against a powerful typhoon heading straight for it, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Loose cables and hoses were being tied down and efforts made to ensure radiation was not whipped up by winds that have been recorded at more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour.

Teams were putting sheeting over holes in the reactor buildings to try to prevent torrential rain from getting inside the stricken reactors.

Typhoon Roke, packing winds of up to 216 kilometres per hour, made landfall near Hamamatsu, central Japan, at about 2:00pm (0500 GMT) and was on course to move northeast across the major island of Honshu toward the plant.

"We have taken every possible measure against the typhoon," said Naoki Tsunoda, a spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the power plant.

"We have tied down cables and hoses while fixing equipment so that radioactive materials would not spread (in violent winds)," he said, adding operations on the ground and at sea had been suspended.

He said tarpaulin was being placed over any holes in the buildings in a bid to limit the amount of water getting inside.

However, the company believed tidal barriers built after the March tsunami that swamped the plant were sufficient to protect it from any storm surge, and no extra sandbags were being put in place.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11 unleashed a towering tsunami that smashed into the nuclear plant, knocking out key cooling systems, triggering explosions and meltdowns that released radiation into the environment.

Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes in a 20 kilometre radius around the plant as workers battle to bring it to a "cold shutdown" and prevent any further radiation leaks.

The government has said it is on course to have the disaster -- the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter of a century -- under control by the end of the year.

But widespread distrust of atomic technology in post-Fukushima Japan has left the country facing potential energy shortfalls as local communities object to bringing shuttered nuclear plants back online.

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/64064
09-22-2011, 04:34 PM #800
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It was bad, but not as horrible as it could have been!

Quote:Japan typhoon kills 10, spares nuclear plant

"A powerful typhoon that barrelled through Japan and threatened the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant killed at least 10 people including a woman aged 101, officials and reports said Thursday."

"it did not cause any further damage to the battered nuclear power plant, as had been feared, its operators said, after workers had scrambled to secure the facility to prevent more radiation from seeping out."
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Japan+t...z1YgiKen4f

So, radiation "seeps" now, like water. Wow, was basic physics ever wrong. 13.gif

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09-22-2011, 11:55 PM #801
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09-23-2011, 12:54 AM #802
bohica Member
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Sorry, I just had to post to see if the page would turn.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
09-23-2011, 01:02 AM #803
Octo Mother Superior
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Bastard! 13.gif
09-23-2011, 01:03 AM #804
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif 30 posts per page then it turns, seems like we have a few more.

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09-27-2011, 04:46 PM #805
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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09-27-2011, 05:35 PM #806
Octo Mother Superior
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I'd be pretty freaked out there I think, but I see they have time for pleasantries on the train damned.gif
09-30-2011, 03:10 PM #807
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Reactor 4 on fire?

Thursday, after California's Berkley University nuclear research team reported a radiation contaminated milk spike and Australia's Sky News reported operators of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant said temperature of reactor number two has dropped below 100C, approximate boiling point of fresh water, Energy News released a notice from Fukushima Diary that provided pictorial documentation via TEPCO livestream of Fukushima that indicates reactor #4 is releasing plumes of smoke following Thursday's 5.6 quake and could be on fire.

http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-...-4-smoking
09-30-2011, 08:14 PM #808
Octo Mother Superior
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It never ğkkin ends sad2.gif
10-01-2011, 01:14 PM #809
bohica Member
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Gee, everything must be getting better............

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30...89682.html

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
10-01-2011, 02:54 PM #810
Octo Mother Superior
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omfg! damned.gif

Quote:Japan lifted some evacuation advisories around the tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant Friday to reassure tens of thousands of residents who fled the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl that it is safe to return home.



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