Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fukushima Updates - April 30 , 2014 -- THREE WORD SUMMARY - " It's all lies " from government ( and Tepco ) .......Slow death of Japan reflected by steadily rising cancer occurrences ( when doctors and Hospitals will bother to do their jobs and actually test folks ) , slow admission that all hope is gone regarding stopping leaks at the Fukushima Reactors , slow walk admission that official data regarding radiation releases previously were way , way off ( so can you disregard any data presented now regarding radiation releases / leaks / contamination of land , sea and foods too ) .....

Energy News.......

No plan to stop Fukushima from contaminating Pacific? Tepco adviser ‘doubts’ ice wall can stop groundwater from flooding plant — We’re concerned it may affect ‘environmental protection’ and cause ‘unintended consequences’ (VIDEO)

State Senator: Fukushima is “damaging the oceans and devastating the environment”; An enormous crisis that has no foreseeable resolution — U.S. Senator: People are concerned about Fukushima radiation entering our waters, I want to know agencies plan to respond to “issues that may arise”

No plan to stop Fukushima from contaminating Pacific? Tepco adviser ‘doubts’ ice wall can stop groundwater from flooding plant — We’re concerned it may affect ‘environmental protection’ and cause ‘unintended consequences’ (VIDEO)

AP: “This town is dead”… Locals feel Fukushima plant could explode any minute; Yearly ‘safe’ radiation levels exceeded “in a matter of a few hours” — TV: “Fukushima evacuees complain of health problems”; Nearly 70% of households affected

NHK: Officials admit it may be impossible to stop leaking at Fukushima reactors — Will be investigating ‘bottom of containment vessels’ for holes — Gov’t asking engineers from outside Japan for help with melted fuel (VIDEOS)

Japan TV: Radioactive release was up to 500 times larger than thought for Fukushima reactor — Surprising surge in radiation levels before explosions — Our understanding of what happened at plant is ‘very limited’ (VIDEO)

USA Today: Radiation tripled in some albacore tuna off West Coast after Fukushima — Bioaccumulating in bones, not only flesh — “Additional exposures to plume could further increase radiation levels” — NOAA-funded study to expand after ‘significant’ findings (AUDIO)

NY Times in Fukushima: “It’s all lies” from gov’t about radiation — They are forcing us to come back and live 10 miles from leaking nuclear plant — “This is inhumane” — “I want to run away, but… we have no more money” — Radiation still 300% previous levels

Energy Journal: Fukushima “an ongoing crisis… an international issue, its important we all keep our eye on it… we owe it to the Pacific” — Nuclear fuel dropped into sub-basement and melted through some concrete, no one can get in to see where it is now (AUDIO)

PBS Reporter Miles O’Brien: “No one likes to see ocean filled with cesium and strontium and so forth” — It’s arriving on West Coast of U.S. as we speak — “Nobody likes the idea of eating cesium from Fukushima” — “Tainted water dumped into Pacific as we speak” (AUDIO)

TV: Official in Fukushima during 3/11 now suffering many health problems as consequence of nuclear catastrophe — “There’s no place I could go for help… hospital refused to treat me” — I asked for blood test since I’m exposed, but they denied it (VIDEO)

Fukushima Diary......

Fukushima prefectural gov shrank fallout 

survey / Still 10 Million Bq of Cs-134/137 

emitted from Fukushima EVERY HOUR

Fukushima prefectural government announced that they decided to shrink the fallout survey from this April.

Having 10,000,000 Bq of Cesium-134/137 emitted from 4 crippled reactors every single hour,Fukushima prefectural government is going to survey the fallout in Fukushima city only in the rainy days. The reason wasn’t announced.

In Fukushima plant area, 2,900 MBq/km2 of Cesium-134/137 still falls down even based on Tepco’s own report.
Even this January, they measured the spike of fallout level in Fukushima city. The reading was 48.3 MBq/km2 (Cesium-134/137), which was the highest since 10/13/2013.
The situation is not stable at all.

Unusual number of “deep-sea fish” caught 

dead 2km offshore of Kochi

105 bodies of deep-sea fish “Photonectes” (10~25cm long) were caught in the Pacific on 4/22/2014.

The ecology of this fish is not even well-known. Among 105 bodies, 104 were already dead and 1 is quite in bad shape.
They also caught 9 bodies one day before.

The caught fish was in the fixed net set 2km offshore of Muroto-zaki, in 70m depth.

A professor emeritus from Hokkaido University, Amaoka, who is an expert of deep-sea fish, comments there might have been some abnormality in their habitat.

16 years old boxer came down with acute 


A 16 years old boxer came down with acute myelogenous leukemia.

It is meaningless to pick up each single cancer case for the purpose of showing the trend, however having no public trustworthy statistics are published, this is the only way to sketch what is going on in real.

The 16 years old boxer, “H” (*) has been training in a boxing gym in Hyogo. He was in bad shape recently, and the doctor diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia from the result of detailed inspection.

The owner of the gym posted on his blog on 3/15/2014.

* Considering the fact that he is still in 10s, I covered his name and pictures though you can access it from the Japanese source.

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