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Thankyou for the updates. Although I don't always comment, I do read them.
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My basement this morning read 0.62 mcSv/h from radon.
I live in SW Wa state.

This is serious.
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Radiation Hot Spot Detected in South Korean Pavement

South Korea's Institute of Nuclear Safety says it has discovered a patch of pavement in Seoul is emitting radiation at levels 10 times higher than normal.

The government-funded research institute says the radioactive pavement was identified during a field investigation Wednesday in the residential Wolgye-dong neighborhood.

The institute says the pavement is emitting radiation from cesium-137 at 10 times the normal background level. The institute says a more precise reading will be released in “three to five days” after further evaluation, but it stresses that the level detected is not dangerous to humans.

[link to blogs.voanews.com]



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Crap. I have family over there. Thanks for posting this Waterbug!
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My basement this morning read 0.62 mcSv/h from radon.
I live in SW Wa state.

This is serious.
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i hate the math.. how much higher than background is that??
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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Japan should shore up its nuclear safety credibility and prime its economy to bounce back from the quake-tsunami disaster, a U.S. task force says.

A team from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think-tank spent much of the last six months in Japan observing the aftermath of the March 11 natural disaster and subsequent nuclear crisis, then issued a report offering key recommendations on disaster preparedness, economics, health, nuclear energy and civil society.

Among the most urgent was the call for an independent, international study of Japan’s low-dose, long-term radiation problem and how to resolve “outstanding safety issues” sparked by the fuel meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

It also called for improved communication methods and improved steps toward maintaining the population’s health in the face of a future crisis.
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Foreshadowing...says to me "We ain't seen nothing yet"
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Japan should shore up its nuclear safety credibility and prime its economy to bounce back from the quake-tsunami disaster, a U.S. task force says.

A team from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think-tank spent much of the last six months in Japan observing the aftermath of the March 11 natural disaster and subsequent nuclear crisis, then issued a report offering key recommendations on disaster preparedness, economics, health, nuclear energy and civil society.

Among the most urgent was the call for an independent, international study of Japan’s low-dose, long-term radiation problem and how to resolve “outstanding safety issues” sparked by the fuel meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

It also called for improved communication methods and improved steps toward maintaining the population’s health in the face of a future crisis.
[link to blogs.voanews.com]

Foreshadowing...says to me "We ain't seen nothing yet"
 Quoting: Southern OR


hmm.. agreed.. major damage control and mis-information.. i think they've pealed away from the "Blame mobile phones" and ex-nuke test thinking....... they know they are doomed..... sad......

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South Korea's Institute of Nuclear Safety says it has discovered a patch of pavement in Seoul is emitting radiation at levels 10 times higher than normal.

The government-funded research institute says the radioactive pavement was identified during a field investigation Wednesday in the residential Wolgye-dong neighborhood.

The institute says the pavement is emitting radiation from cesium-137 at 10 times the normal background level. The institute says a more precise reading will be released in “three to five days” after further evaluation, but it stresses that the level detected is not dangerous to humans.

Cesium-137, with a half life of about 30 years, is among the radioactive isotopes released by the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power plant in Japan.
[link to blogs.voanews.com]

If it's from Fukushima it's more than "a patch" of concrete. Come on folks!
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Japan Allocates Public Funds to TEPCO Amid Calls for Transparency
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Quote: It can be said, children stopped growing up in Koriyama, Fukushima.

However, mothers testify their children don’t say they are hungry anymore. It’s very unusual. Some of the children have grown only by 500g through the year.



[link to fukushima-diary.com]
I'm only human, it's my biggest flaw.

We must all realize a sink a chair and a pillow are all luxuries of home and a soldiers helmet takes the place of all three.
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The body cannot distinguish between Caesium (cesium is US spelling) and Potassium, so the body accumulates Caesium via breath and food. You cannot protect yourself from that. After ingestion, the body integrates Caesium in its cells and destroys the energy balance of the cells. That is, of all kinds of cells! The cells die afterwards.

THIS IS A MUST READ


[link to fukushima-diary.com]
I'm only human, it's my biggest flaw.

We must all realize a sink a chair and a pillow are all luxuries of home and a soldiers helmet takes the place of all three.
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damn....

why have they not evacuated the children??????

they talked about it alot, and then............. nothing......... waking, walking ghost children.... evil....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
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The body cannot distinguish between Caesium (cesium is US spelling) and Potassium, so the body accumulates Caesium via breath and food. You cannot protect yourself from that. After ingestion, the body integrates Caesium in its cells and destroys the energy balance of the cells. That is, of all kinds of cells! The cells die afterwards.

THIS IS A MUST READ


[link to fukushima-diary.com]
 Quoting: Chrit


(snip)
People will suffer from cancer. And from ailments that are related to strontium. Strontium affects the heart muscle. Children die from cardiac insufficiency by the age of 2,3 or 4 years (that was the case in Chernobyl). Kidneys and liver stop working, blood will be affected. Those effects on the blood are also known as “Chernobyl Aids” with deadly consequences.

I am visiting the region around Chernobyl for 20 years and people still do not want to talk about the accident and their future. They live with the death. There is no family that is not confronted with death. Young people suffer from ailments that we knew only from the elderly. People leave their house and drop dead. Cardiac Insuffiency. Also strokes with 20, 25 or 30 years are not rare.

Half of the fuel rods in Fukushima seems to contain plutonium. Even if you ingest only a small amount of plutonium, lung carcinoma will develop. The body can do nothing against that. It is not curable.

(snip)

How could they fail to protect the children of Japan?
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The goverment has one opinion. It's the peoples duty to accept this and move on at all costs.



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Quote:Having this public opinion of the citizens,Tokyo mayor ,Ishihara made a public statement.
“Shut up.”


Mr,Takahashi at Environment of Tokyo department politely answered [the phone] like below.

No matter how many times you call,we will never stop accepting debris.

It’s the destiny of the children to accept the debris.

You sound like nothing but an irrational complaint.

If it’s not my job,I would never talk to someone like you.

I'm only human, it's my biggest flaw.

We must all realize a sink a chair and a pillow are all luxuries of home and a soldiers helmet takes the place of all three.
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By following all the recommended steps, will radiation levels decline to the pre-March 11 state?
No. Experts note just cleaning up one's own property will only achieve limited results.

Higaki said when residents of Koriyama decontaminated their homes, radiation levels declined by about 60 percent, from 3 microsieverts per hour to 0.5 microsievert per hour. To lower the level further, decontamination of surrounding areas is needed.

"Gamma rays from cesium have a reach of about 80 meters. So to ensure a greater decontamination, cleanup efforts must extend to wider areas," Higaki of the University of Tokyo said.

So if a house is next to a park or forest, it will be extremely hard to lower the area radiation level, Higaki added.

Given that about 70 percent of Fukushima is forested, removing the radioactive fallout will be an extremely tall order.

[link to www.japantimes.co.jp]
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New robotic suit may help nuclear cleaners
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Japan to promote travel to Tohoku disaster areas by waiving visa fees for tourists, Nikkei says

General visas cost 3,000 yen while multiple-entry visas coast 6,000 yen. The plan will not require visitors to start their trip to Japan in the devastated regions, the news service reported. The government may extend the program after 5 years if it is successful.

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Japanese food retailer promises radiation-free food

In October, we began a programme of surprise investigations of seafood products to pressure them to improve protection measures. We have been asking the companies to:

•Conduct radiation screening on seafood products that they are selling, and clearly show the results to the public
•lTo not rely on the official safety levels, which have been set too high , and to instead establish their own distribution standards, and to inform the public.

Greenpeace welcomes AEON’s announcement, and hopes that other retailers will soon follow in its footsteps. In taking this stand AEON has gone against the government, and shown that the official 500 Bq/kg limit is just not right. This strong stance will not only help protect AEON’s customers, but it will help push the political discussion for the food safety regulations and seafood issues in the right direction.

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Incineration of cesium-tainted vegetation resumes in Chiba Pref. city

The Kashiwa Municipal Government had stopped incinerating the vegetation tainted in the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after contamination exceeding the government limit of 8,000 becquerels per kilogram was detected in the resulting ash in August. However, a lack of storage space has forced the city to resume burning the vegetation. The new round of burning will apparently last about a month.

[link to mdn.mainichi.jp]


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Residents seek court order not to restart Tsuruga reactors

In the suit filed with the Otsu District Court, the plaintiffs argue that Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest lake and source of water for the Kansai region centering on Osaka, could be contaminated and residents could be endangered if a nuclear accident occurs at the plant.

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Don`t overreact to radioactive levels

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission concluded Wednesday that no problem was detected threatening the safety of residents living near a radioactive-contaminated road in Seoul’s northern district of Nowon. Scrapped medical radioactive equipment is suspected to have entered the asphalt on the road by mixing with discarded construction materials, but the exact cause of the contamination remains unknown. Residents are more afraid that radioactivity was detected on the road and in residential areas than the level of radioactivity.
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The body cannot distinguish between Caesium (cesium is US spelling) and Potassium, so the body accumulates Caesium via breath and food. You cannot protect yourself from that. After ingestion, the body integrates Caesium in its cells and destroys the energy balance of the cells. That is, of all kinds of cells! The cells die afterwards.

THIS IS A MUST READ


[link to fukushima-diary.com]
 Quoting: Chrit


(snip)
People will suffer from cancer. And from ailments that are related to strontium. Strontium affects the heart muscle. Children die from cardiac insufficiency by the age of 2,3 or 4 years (that was the case in Chernobyl). Kidneys and liver stop working, blood will be affected. Those effects on the blood are also known as “Chernobyl Aids” with deadly consequences.

I am visiting the region around Chernobyl for 20 years and people still do not want to talk about the accident and their future. They live with the death. There is no family that is not confronted with death. Young people suffer from ailments that we knew only from the elderly. People leave their house and drop dead. Cardiac Insuffiency. Also strokes with 20, 25 or 30 years are not rare.

Half of the fuel rods in Fukushima seems to contain plutonium. Even if you ingest only a small amount of plutonium, lung carcinoma will develop. The body can do nothing against that. It is not curable.

(snip)

How could they fail to protect the children of Japan?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1295673


i thought strontium was taken into the bones as a form of calcium.
pretty sure cesium is taken into the body as potassium.
it's sad as hell that all this is happening with no end.
when winter comes the death rates will soar :(
being that snow is more dense than rain and doesn't get soaked into the ground as fast.
not just in japan but in the north americas too.
i hope everyone tries to stay out of the snow as much as possible.
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17 workers exposed to plutonium.
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The body cannot distinguish between Caesium (cesium is US spelling) and Potassium, so the body accumulates Caesium via breath and food. You cannot protect yourself from that. After ingestion, the body integrates Caesium in its cells and destroys the energy balance of the cells. That is, of all kinds of cells! The cells die afterwards.

THIS IS A MUST READ


[link to fukushima-diary.com]
 Quoting: Chrit


(snip)
People will suffer from cancer. And from ailments that are related to strontium. Strontium affects the heart muscle. Children die from cardiac insufficiency by the age of 2,3 or 4 years (that was the case in Chernobyl). Kidneys and liver stop working, blood will be affected. Those effects on the blood are also known as “Chernobyl Aids” with deadly consequences.

I am visiting the region around Chernobyl for 20 years and people still do not want to talk about the accident and their future. They live with the death. There is no family that is not confronted with death. Young people suffer from ailments that we knew only from the elderly. People leave their house and drop dead. Cardiac Insuffiency. Also strokes with 20, 25 or 30 years are not rare.

Half of the fuel rods in Fukushima seems to contain plutonium. Even if you ingest only a small amount of plutonium, lung carcinoma will develop. The body can do nothing against that. It is not curable.

(snip)

How could they fail to protect the children of Japan?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1295673


i thought strontium was taken into the bones as a form of calcium.
pretty sure cesium is taken into the body as potassium.
it's sad as hell that all this is happening with no end.
when winter comes the death rates will soar :(
being that snow is more dense than rain and doesn't get soaked into the ground as fast.
not just in japan but in the north americas too.
i hope everyone tries to stay out of the snow as much as possible.
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They call Strontium the 'bone-seeker'. Goes to the marrow.

The spring melt is going to be bad for accumulated contamination in runoff.
I would imagine it concentrating in gullies and low-lying areas with standing water, much as it concentrates in rain runoff from gutters and storm drains.
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17 workers exposed to plutonium.
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Deputy lab director David Hill suspects stainless steel cladding that surrounded plutonium fuel from the 1970s was damaged, beginning a slow-but-steady process of plutonium oxidation that led to the exposure.

Read more: [link to www.miamiherald.com]


How many containers from the 70's are laying around, anyway?
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Data surfaces showing 13,000 in Hiroshima, Nagasaki were exposed to A-bomb fallout rain

The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) revealed the data after prodding by a Nagasaki doctors' association. On Nov. 8, the Nagasaki doctors' association sent a request to the health ministry, which manages the RERF. It read in part, "We want an analysis of the data to quickly begin, and a public release of the findings."

According to the RERF, in the 1950s its former incarnation, the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, conducted a "life span study" on around 120,000 people. In response to a question about exposure to fallout rain, about 13,000 people responded that they had been exposed. Almost all of those people had been at the Hiroshima bombing, but around 800 were at the Nagasaki bombing.

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Iran Escalates Anti-U.S. Rhetoric Over Nuclear Report

The report, buttressed by evidence not previously disclosed, concluded that Iran had been secretly engaged in behaviors that suggested that it was seeking to construct a nuclear weapon. The report also asserted that Iran might be researching ways to deliver a nuclear weapon by means of a missile warhead. It was the first time that the agency, an arm of the United Nations, had made such assertions.

Foreign Minister Alain Juppé of France, an advocate of harsher sanctions against Iran but opposed to a military response, said France and its allies were prepared to impose “unprecedented sanctions” on Iran. Mr. Juppé also said that France wanted to convene the United Nations Security Council, which has already imposed four rounds of sanctions on Iran. “We cannot accept this situation, which is a threat,” he told RFI radio.

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From mortuary mess to nuclear weapons monitoring, Air Force hit by recent pattern of errors

Gruesome revelations about mishandling the nation’s war dead mark the Air Force’s second embarrassing failure in three years, following the time when airmen mistakenly flew a B-52 armed with nuclear weapons across the country.

The nuclear and mortuary missions are arguably the Air Force’s most sensitive. Both require precision and are unforgiving of error. Neither is publicly visible. Shortcomings in either carry a heavy cost.

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Ex-supervisor for Tucker firm admits falsifying nuclear plant docs

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INL Lab radiation incident update

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Ohio Nuclear Plant's Stability Questioned

The Union of Concerned Scientists, in a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says it is concerned the engineering specifications for the building’s concrete walls may not have been adequate from the beginning, said the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The group also wants to know how much of the building’s walls have been inspected for interior cracking.


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