Date-Time Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:45:42 UTC Monday, January23,2012at 08:45:42PM at epicenter Time of Earthquakein otherTimeZones
Location 37.093°N, 141.040°E
Depth 49.8 km (30.9 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU,JAPAN
Distances 14 km (8 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan 68 km (42 miles) ESE of Koriyama, Honshu, Japan 90 km (55 miles) SE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan 194 km (120 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal+/- 16.3 km (10.1 miles);depth +/- 8.5km (5.3miles)
Parameters NST=259, Nph=273, Dmin=260.5 km, Rmss=0.65 sec, Gp=101°, M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source Magnitude: USGSNEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGSNEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0007qh4
The health ministry is not calculating how much radiation workers at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant absorbed after they evacuated or while off the clock, casting doubt on the adequacy of the current radiation control regime.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
Originally posted by thorfourwinds
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
What do you think the best way would be to inform more people of the Fukushima Dai-ichi warheads/MOX/weapons productions facility that remains, to this day, continually spewing life-altering radiation 24/7/365... [color=limegreen]with no end in sight?
The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this was:
"I don't know... I wish I had an answer."
The second thing that popped into my mind was:
"Occupy Wall Street".
I envisioned the protesters with Fukushima signs. How would one steer the protesters towards rallying behind this cause along with their primary concerns. This would require someone to disseminate the information contained in your exhaustive and informative threads within the OWS movement. In my world, I see signs and banners proclaiming the ongoing (and under/un-reported) disaster flying high at every protest. But that's just me.
The amount of radioactive materials released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture has increased this month, compared with the previous month, the plant operator said Monday.
The amount has come to 70 million becquerels per hour, compared with 60 million becquerels in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, adding that the increase is attributable to displacement of radioactive materials that had settled on facilities and equipment, as a result of work conducted near the Nos. 2 and 3 reactors there.
The operator, known as TEPCO, has recently probed the inside of the container vessel at the No. 2 reactor with an industrial endoscope and conducted scrap work around the No. 3 reactor.
While the amount of radioactive materials released from the No. 1 reactor decreased to one-fifth the level in December, the amount of the materials from the Nos. 2 and 3 reactors increased by 10 million becquerels per hour each, TEPCO said.
Also Monday, the plant operator said new equipment will be installed to remove about 1,000 radioactive isotopes from tainted water that is leaking from the damaged reactors. Removable isotopes include not just cesium but cobalt and strontium.
Performance tests are now under way, with plans to conduct test runs until June, the operator said, adding that the new equipment targets drastically reducing the level of strontium contained in tainted water.
Copyright 2012 Kyodo News
A big earthquake is much more likely to hit the Japanese capital, Tokyo, in the next few years than the government has predicted, researchers say.
The team, from the University of Tokyo, said there was a 75% probability that a magnitude 7 quake would strike the region in the next four years.
The government says the chances of such an event are 70% in the next 30 years.
The warning comes less than a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's north-eastern coast.
The last time Tokyo was hit by a big earthquake was in 1923, when a 7.9 magnitude quake killed more than 100,000 people, many of them in fires.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo's earthquake research institute based their figures on data from the growing number of tremors in the capital since the 11 March 2011 quake.
They say that compared with normal years, there has been a five-fold increase in the number of quakes in the Tokyo metropolitan area since the March disaster.
They based their calculations on data from Japan's Meteorological Agency, They said their results show that seismic activity had increased in the area around the capital, which in turn leads to a higher probability of a major quake.
Originally posted by thorfourwinds
But first, just in, Breaking News from Colorado!
Check this out:
OK, Alert Level = 100, seems simple enough.
So, what do these readings indicate from yesterday, enquiring minds want to know?
Radiation monitor setup in NE Longmont, Colorado, USA. radmon.stan4d.net...
174 CPM, 1.4129 uSv/h, 1.1404 AVG uSv/h, 4 time(s) over natural radiation
162 CPM, 1.3154 uSv/h, 0.9502 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
150 CPM, 1.2180 uSv/h, 0.9166 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
144 CPM, 1.1693 uSv/h, 0.8401 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
138 CPM, 1.1206 uSv/h, 0.8801 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
144 CPM, 1.1693 uSv/h, 0.8781 AVG uSv/h, 3 time(s) over natural radiation
Announcement No major damage has been confirmed at our facilities including the nuclear power stations due to the earthquake of magnitude estimated to be 5.1) occured in offshore of Fukushima at 8:45 pm on January 23.
A poll conducted by local officials in the region last week indicated that fewer than 20 percent of displaced residents wanted to leave Minami-Sanriku which straddles bustling fishing ports, fertile farmland and small towns in the Miyagi prefecture.
For centuries, these pristine northern areas provided marine and agricultural resources for the capital Tokyo, with traditional livelihoods remaining undisturbed and communities content to remain isolated from the drastic global changes around them.
Populations in Tohoku’s disaster-affected towns are being asked to make tough decisions. Some like Goto and her husband have decided to remain, knowing that they can continue fishing only if they stay on in Minami-Sanriku.
But the younger generation is not so sure and already the total number of households in Minami-Sanriku has shrunk from 5,400 before the disaster to 4,893.
Originally posted by xecoybh
The amount has come to 70 million becquerels per hour, compared with 60 million becquerels in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said,
one of the staff from a cooperating company struck his full-face mask against the edge of the carrier of a truck and the filter of his mask temporarily dropped off. As there was a possibility of intake of radioactive materials, we measured his internal exposure dose with a whole body counter. As a result, there was no significant problem of internal radiation dose (the measured level was below the standard of inscription in the radiation dose management notebook.), therefore, we evaluated that there was no intake of radioactive materials. There was no pollution on the inner side of the full-face mask, the face, and the nostril.
To each his sufferings: all are men,
Condemn'd alike to groan—
The tender for another's pain,
Th' unfeeling for his own.
Yet, ah! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies?
Thought would destroy their Paradise.
No more;—where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.
- Thomas Grey
The lees left after the pressing, however, registered 117 becquerels per kilogram, a contamination level requiring careful disposal.
The No. 5 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture was to be taken offline early Wednesday for scheduled maintenance and inspections, leaving only one out of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s 17 still in service.
All of Tepco's reactors will go offline by the end of March when the No. 6 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant will be switched off for repairs and safety checks.
Among Japan's 54 commercial reactors, only three not operated by Tepco are currently in operation. These are the No. 3 reactor at the Tomari plant in Hokkaido Prefecture, the No. 3 reactor at the Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture and the No. 2 reactor at the Shimane plant.
The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.
But fearing widespread panic, officials kept the report secret. The recent emergence of the 15-page internal document may add to complaints in Japan that the government withheld too much information about the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
“It was a scenario based on hypothesis, and even in the event of such a development, we were told that residents would have enough time to evacuate,” Hosono said.
“We were concerned about the possibility of causing excessive and unnecessary worry if we went ahead and made it public,” he said. “That’s why we decided not to disclose it.”
A Japanese government nuclear policy official, Masato Nakamura, said Wednesday that he stood behind Hosono’s decisions on the document.
“It was all his decisions,” he said. “We do not disclose all administrative documents.”
Japanese authorities and regulators have been repeatedly criticized for how they have handled information amid the unfolding nuclear crisis. Officials initially denied that the reactors had melted down, and have been accused of playing down the health risks of exposure to radiation.
Originally posted by Human0815
PS: @ Zworld, no need to search "the Power-Lines Issue" anymore,
i found it but now it seams like Enenews banned (Monitored) me because of my Opinion
so i cant reach her anymore