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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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Worker Has Heart Attack



Wonder how old?


Press Release (Aug 22,2012) Severe Health Condition of a Worker of a Cooperative Company at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station At around 10:35 AM today, a worker of a cooperative company was found unconscious in the rest area of the Cooperative Company Center Welfare Building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. As cardiopulmonary arrest was confirmed by a doctor, the worker was transported from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital at 11:34 AM. No radioactive material was attached on his body.


www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive




posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:30 AM
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Shouldn't people be catching the radioactive fish and bury it somewhere so there is less chance of contamination in the food chain. The CNN report stated the fishing agencies claimed the vast majority of fish was ok but I wonder if that is really true and not because of panic prevention or loss of business.

There's also an opinion article in which a senior scientist stated it was fortunate three quarters of the waste fell into the ocean instead of land. Which I disagree, if it fell on land it could be more easily collected and isolated maybe even shot into space all I care. But now it travels across the globe by currents and contaminated fish which are more difficult to track and catch, or the mud on the floor to be measured for waste and collected and moved out of the eco system compared to a land based fallout situation like Chernobyl which at least could be declared a quarantined area for human beings. It's more difficult I imagine, if radiation will become that bad, to quarantine parts of the oceans or to measure radioactivity in all sea food, not just those caught near Fukushima.

Maybe not something which eases the worrying mind but I don't want to be in shock myself if news reports ever show up which reveal the consequences to be much worse and in need of more action or precautions.
edit on 22/8/2012 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Since all this poisoned food is sold here lets hope our politicians kids eat some. Maybe then they will grow a sence of duty.
Conjoint 5 eggplants in Fukushima
fukushima-diary.com...​2012/08/​conjoint-5-eggplants-in-fukushi​ma/#.UDLt2XYULEg.facebook

A great tip for those testing with geigers.
www.youtube.com...
I will try this myself next time.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Worker Has Heart Attack



Wonder how old?


Press Release (Aug 22,2012) Severe Health Condition of a Worker of a Cooperative Company at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station At around 10:35 AM today, a worker of a cooperative company was found unconscious in the rest area of the Cooperative Company Center Welfare Building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. As cardiopulmonary arrest was confirmed by a doctor, the worker was transported from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital at 11:34 AM. No radioactive material was attached on his body.


www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive


Quoted from above TEPCO press release "No radioactive material was attached to his body".

According to this grab from Jiji via Enenews:


Tokyo, Aug. 22 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that a man in his 50s suffered cardiac arrest while working at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power and was taken to hospital by ambulance. According to TEPCO, the employee of a subcontractor for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd., was installing an additional tank to store contaminated water when he collapsed for unknown reasons, TEPCO said. He started working at the plant in August last year. The cumulative combined radiation dose inside and outside the body of the man was at 25.24 millisieverts. On Wednesday alone, the dose was 0.03 millisievert, the power utility said. (2012/08/22-22:11)


(Bold and italic my emphasis)

jen.jiji.com...

- Purple Chive


edit on 22-8-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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Dragonfly -

Greed and corruption.

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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a senior scientist stated it was fortunate three quarters of the waste fell into the ocean


...?
is it that he is naive enough to believe it ( ionized submicron particles) will sink and be "safely" shielded by water ? that is pretty standard naive academic assessment

apparently he(r) is unfamiliar with the government testing that positively identifies how much material EJECTS AS below 10 microns , AND HIGHLY IONIZED ( AND IONIZING) , HENCE A HIGH ALTITUDE GAINING particulate that ... in the case of Chernobyl, and other atomic testing ..lasted in the upper atmosphere FOR DECADES ( raining down slowly )

So to be very concise: Chernobyl was a matchstick compared to FUKU's bonfire in terms of total Release, BUT IT IS "GOOD" THAT ONLY THE OCEAN IS THOUSANDS OF TIMES MORE POLLUTED THAN THE LAND , especially when considering Cheronbyl"s release was measured in hours for one reactors and Fuku's release is measured in YEARS for multiple reactors ( and pools)

I also like the fact that FALLOUT in this instance is being called waste...surely not spin at all



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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Unit 1: Temps and Directive



Unit 1 temp has been climbing for weeks now and erratic:

www.tepco.co.jp...


Press Release (Aug 23,2012) Receipt of a Directive Document Regarding the Maintenance of Unit 1 Alarm Typer at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station We received a directive document*1 "Maintenance of Unit 1 Alarm Typer at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)" from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry today. In accordance with the direction received with sincerity, we will promptly investigate on the maintenance of Unit 1 Alarm Typer*2 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and submit a summarized report to NISA. *1 Directive document "Maintenance of Unit 1 Alarm Typer at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)" (August 22, 2012 NISA No.3) *2 Alarm typer Type of data output from the process calculator which indicates records of time of abnormality occurrence, responsive actions taken on the plant system side, etc. Basically the data is printed out and kept as record. The aforementioned document is available only in Japanese. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.



*2 Alarm typer Type of data output from the process calculator which indicates records of time of abnormality occurrence, responsive actions taken on the plant system side, etc. Basically the data is printed out and kept as record.


www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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Sr-90 Coming Out of Unit 2 Sub-Drain



And this sample was taken April 16th and just being reported now?


4.3E+00
per cubic centimeter

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Sr-90 Coming Out of Unit 2 Sub-Drain



And this sample was taken April 16th and just being reported now?


4.3E+00
per cubic centimeter

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



Prior Unit 2 Sub Drain Sr-90 Levels



January 16, 2012:

2.6E-01


www.tepco.co.jp...

March 2, 2012:

5.7E-01


www.tepco.co.jp...

OK...so why the increase?

On Edit:

Heck the levels of Cs-134 and Cs-137 compared to prior results...was there some sort of typo? Screw up? And today is Aug. 23 and this sample is from April?

- Purple Chive


edit on 23-8-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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the fukushima diary says the worker was in his late 50's and was resting because he got too hot and they didn't want him to get heat stroke, later he was found passed out
edit on 23-8-2012 by research100 because: correct spelling



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Aircooled
Since all this poisoned food is sold here lets hope our politicians kids eat some. Maybe then they will grow a sence of duty.
Conjoint 5 eggplants in Fukushima
.....


Their kids are more likely to grow an extra ear or nose or toe perhaps!



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Japan PM meets activists as he ponders nuclear power

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda met representatives of a growing anti-nuclear energy movement on Wednesday amid signs his government, pressured by public safety fears, might be leaning towards a target to eliminate atomic power within two decades.

Energy policy has become a major headache for Noda and his Democratic Party of Japan, its ratings battered ahead of a general election many expect within months.

The activists demanded a swift exit from nuclear power, with trust in it undermined by last year's Fukushima atomic disaster, while Noda restated the government's stance to reduce reliance on atomic energy without saying by how much or when.

"We will never, never, never, never give up until reactors are shut. We will never forget the accident on March 11 and what we've lost because of that," one of 11 representatives told Noda in a meeting that was open to media.



Plutonium originating from Tepco’s reactors found in 10 Locations
By Radhika Seth / August 23, 2012 / No Comments

Around ten locations across Fukushima have reported the detection of Plutonium origination from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Four municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture have reported their findings to the
Science Ministry.

The town of Namie recorded the highest reading of 11 becquerels of plutonium-238 per square meter. The figures detected are about 1.4 times more plutonium than that originated from fallout from nuclear weapons tests abroad. The only silver lining at the moment is that the Ministry says that the discovery poses no health hazard.

Okuma town, the village of Iitate (32 km from the plant) and the city of Minamisoma are the other municipalities where the Plutonium was discovered. The quantities involved are very small and hence they pose no threat, however no plutonium was found in samples from areas 45 km or farther from the plant. These findings were from samples taken across 62 locations within 100 km of the affected plant. A similar investigation was conducted last year in September and it covered an area 80 km from the plant. This time around the area surveyed was expanded to the 100 km radius.



Opponents of Nuclear Power Rise after Debates: Japan Survey
(2012/08/22-16:14) Tokyo, Aug. 22 (Jiji Press)--

The proportion of Japanese people who want to stop nuclear power generation in the country by 2030 increased after discussions, a government survey showed Wednesday.
The proportion rose to 46.7 pct from 32.6 pct after the discussions. The discussions with others and experts led respondents to put more emphasis on securing safety, said a government committee that conducted the survey.
The government plans to come up with a new energy policy as early as this month. Reducing the proportion of nuclear energy in the country's overall power generation to zero by 2030 is one of the three options that the government has put forward to hear public opinions about the future energy mix.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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Even more on the worker who died - as was shown above, there WAS radiation IN his body but maybe not ON his body.

report 1 22aug12 (as above)

report 2 23aug12
(Update) Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Dies


(Update) Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Dies
Fukushima, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--A worker at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant died after being taken to hospital from the plant on Wednesday, local police said.
The worker, in his 50s, suffered cardiac arrest when he was installing an additional tank to store contaminated water, TEPCO said.
He was an employee at a subcontractor for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. and began to work at the Fukushima plant in August last year, according to TEPCO.
He appears to be the fifth who has died after falling sick during work at the plant since the accident there in March 2011.
On Wednesday, the worker arrived at the nuclear plant at around 5:35 a.m. (8:35 p.m. Tuesday GMT) and began to work around 9 a.m. He declared poor physical conditions 50 minutes later and was taking a rest. But around 10:35 a.m., he was found in a coma and sent to hospital in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.


report 3 23aug12
(Update 2) Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Dies of Heart Attack


A worker at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant died of a heart attack on Wednesday, the utility said Thursday.
There was no relation between his death and radiation exposure, the company said.
The worker, in his 50s, suffered cardiac arrest when he was installing an additional tank to store contaminated water, TEPCO said. He was confirmed dead after being taken to hospital.
He was the fifth who has died after falling sick during work at the plant since the accident there in March 2011, according to TEPCO.
The worker was an employee at a subcontractor for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. and began to work at the Fukushima plant in August last year. Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy reported his death cause to TEPCO.



now a very old article from 18 April 2011

Special Report: The nuclear industry's trillion dollar question



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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hhhmmm.. age is not so much a factor for " normal " heart failure..especially with Japan ( as a grouping) having THE LONGEST LIFE SPANS ON AVERAGE ON THE PLANET...

dying from heart attack in Japan ( as a JAPANESE ) at 50 is like an American dying from heart attack at 35...

i.e a statistical aberration ...

radiation 'poisoning' causes the heart to over work ...Chernobyl proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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Looks like folks might be waking up.

There is no place on this archipelago for nuclear power, and tens of millions of Japanese now understand this. Everything has changed.
The industry is openly spoken of as the 'nuclear mafia'. At last it seen for what it is: a parasitic, well-connected syndicate with roots deeply entrenched in formal Japanese power structures.
enenews.com...

www.abc.net.au...

In order to improve the consumption of food from disaster area, we request you to actively purchase and consume food from disaster area for medical facilities and nursing facilities.
fukushima-diary.com...-Z8.facebook

However, in 26% of all the prefectures in Japan, they detected cesium from tap water.
fukushima-diary.com...

And!!!!
This poor old guy got his info from the MSM.
19,507 Bq Radioactive Cesium from a Man in Fukushima Who’s Been Eating Shiitake Mushrooms with More Than 140,000 Bq/kg of Cesium
nuclear-news.net... of-cesium/



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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A large percentage of the liquidators (53%) from Chernobyl died from heart attack (myocardial infraction). Link For the population as a whole, over 50% are dying from blood-circulatory problems, just as was seen in the liquidators. Link.

Cesium is a heart muscle seeker and it is relatively fast acting. The damage is permanent as cells in the heart can't be repaired via RNA (replication is



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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As far as I understand it, cesium is a calcium 'seeker' , meaning that it will kick a calcium bond out of it's house and move in to replace it.

what most people don't know is that the nervous system and ( first ) muscle energy supply are ALL RELIANT on calcium transport:

calcium transfer allows the transition of nerve signals along the nerve paths , and calcium is one of the first things muscles need when the nerve activates them ...which is why the heart is the first indicator: constant nerve/muscle use, meaning constant recurrent calcium ( or in a radiation environment, cesium ) demand and use.

not rocket science really

but not something EVERY FIRST YEAR MED STUDENT SHOULD FIGURE OUT ...I mean right?



posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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did you read whom the "reporters" were on the last story ?

a boat load of nuker shills...

how can one say...totally disingenuous...without quoting that article ( at least twice ) ?


the Nuclear Energy Institute, has been out in force in Washington since the disaster, kicking off its response with a meeting three days after the quake in which it briefed 100 to 150 key aides to U.S. lawmakers on the crisis. "Our objective is simply to be sure policymakers understand the facts as we understand them,"


"...the facts , AS WE UNDERSTAND THEM ..."

If , you , are , ever, writing a book on how to identify a disclaimer and front-loading, the previous quote should be the title of that book.

AS "EXPERTS" representing the ...life threatening field .. of nuclear power they should KNOW , and I mean KNOW the facts WELL BEFORE they subject EVERYONE to life threatening poisoning of the environment for profit motive

perhaps that is just a naive notion these 'atomic' days


edit on 24-8-2012 by Silverlok because: slice and reslice....that dance...well if I must . and dont do that again



posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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Cesium emulates potassium and concentrates in muscles (ie heart). Strontium emulates calcium.


cesium behaves in a manner similar to potassium and distributes uniformly throughout the body. Gastrointestinal absorption from food or water is the principal source of internally deposited cesium in the general population. Essentially all cesium that is ingested is absorbed into the bloodstream through the intestines. Cesium tends to concentrate in muscles because of their relatively large mass.


www.evs.anl.gov...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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Running Out of Fuku Workers




Fukushima nuclear workers reaching exposure limit

Controlling the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima is an ongoing challenge in Japan. But many workers crucial to the effort are reaching the limit for radiation exposure. About 3,000 workers are processing radioactive water and removing debris at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on a daily basis. By law, nuclear plant workers can be exposed to no more than 50 millisieverts of radiation per year and 100 millisieverts in 5 years. The labor ministry says that as of March -- one year since the nuclear accident -- 167 workers had left the plant with cumulative exposure levels of over 100 millisieverts. In the 3 months from April, 79 workers were exposed to more than 20 millisieverts, and 215 others from 10 to 20 millisieverts. Companies sending personnel to the plant say many workers continue to leave after exceeding or nearing the limit. Some of the firms have adopted stricter exposure standards. The aim is to excuse workers from the plant so that they do not breach the limit and become unemployable. University of Tokyo Professor Kazumitsu Nawata warns of the consequences of losing nuclear plant workers with necessary expertise. He says young workers must be trained due to the need for massive manpower to fully bring the Daiichi plant under control. Aug. 24, 2012 - Updated 09:27 UTC (18:27 JST)


www3.nhk.or.jp...

- Purple Chive




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