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Originally posted by PurpleHorizon
First time I have tried to add a link please excuse me if it doesnt work.
I have no idea where to put this and dont have enough posts to start a thread.
It is a little off topic (sorry) but I think if anyone can answer it will be you guys.
Im in the north of the UK and yesterday we were issued with a 'smog alert'. I can not remember this being mentioned before, advising people to stay indoors (those with allergies are the most 'susceptible').
We have had beautiful weather (rare) but sure as bob, woke this morning and it's just a haze of smog.
Without wanting to sound paranoid could there be any link to the nuclear disaster?
Hopefully I'm just being stupid and this thread has unnerved me.....yes?
Thanks in advance for any replies.
Originally posted by cabinda
reply to post by imlite
do you have a link for the french monitoring sites ?
I have been looking for this... we got nailed up here in the North of Scotland by Chernobyl's fall out, it would be good to keep an eye on it this time.. thank god for the internet....
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
TEPCO's expendables begin to figure out they are being used, lied to and sacrificed.
Workers at nuke plant complain about handling of radiation exposure data
[exA 30-year-old emergency worker from a subcontractor said he had been told by an official of a primary contractor shortly before joining in restoration work at the troubled nuclear power plant in late March that, "The dose of radiation you are going to be exposed to this time will not be on your radiation exposure registration record. So, don't worry."
In late March, the president of his company which specializes in checking pumps told him: "We were asked by our client to send someone just for three days. If the situation is really bad, you can come back in the middle of your work. I want you to go just for three days right away." The man then headed for the nuclear power plant. He did not know any details of what he was supposed to do there. But after arriving at the scene of the crisis, he was told to connect electric cables necessary to restore power to a spent nuclear fuel pool, which is out of his domain. "They seem to be desperate to attract any available workers to restore electric power no matter what," he said.
He carried on with his job while receiving instructions from experienced workers: "I took a long time to do the job because I had never done it before, and I was unnecessarily exposed to radiation." At that time, dosimeters were in short supply, with only one given to his group of six.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Fukushima Gov. Won't Allow Tepco To Resume Reactor Operations
FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo)--Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Friday he will never allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to resume operations at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese PM faces anger from evacuees
English.news.cn 2011-04-22 11:05:45 FeedbackRSS
BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Japan has announced a ban on entering the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, faced the anger of people forced to leave their homes when he visited a Fukushima evacuation center on Thursday.
A tour of a gymnasium turned evacuation center reveals to Prime Minister Naoto Kan the problems he needs to deal with.
Evacuee said, "I've had about enough of this."
Groundless rumors add to burdens of Fukushima evacuees
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Verbal abuse and other forms of harassment have added to the psychological burden of evacuees from areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, as rumors continue to stoke radiation fears.
Experts called the rumors groundless and urged the public to behave calmly.
In one case, a primary school boy from Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, who had transferred to a school in Chiba Prefecture was asked by a teacher at the new school, "Are you going to keep it secret that you come from Fukushima Prefecture?"
The boy's mother, who had accompanied her son to the school, did not understand what the teacher meant, and said there was no need to do so. The boy then took a seat in front of the teacher's desk but no one sat next to him.
A primary school girl, who evacuated from Minami-Soma to Gunma Prefecture, is refusing to go to school after her new classmates at a Gunma school would not go near her and made nasty remarks behind her back.
The Tsukuba municipal government in Ibaraki Prefecture reportedly asked people moving from Fukushima Prefecture to submit official documents that show they had undergone radiation screenings. After this came to light, the city government dropped the requirement and the city's mayor apologized.
After the Kawasaki municipal government expressed its intention to accept waste materials from Fukushima Prefecture generated in the aftermath of last month's earthquake and tsunami, it received nearly 5,000 complaints from local residents fearing the waste would be contaminated with radioactive substances.
Tamotsu Nomura, a senior official of the Radiation Effects Association, said: "[These] harmful rumors are totally groundless from a scientific viewpoint. The situation in which not only children but also adults are overreacting is unusual."
(Apr. 22, 2011) www.yomiuri.co.jp...
The EPA has been posting data of its air, milk, and rainwater radiation online through the socrata data system.
But they have hidden many results from the public including the detection Plutonium, Strontium and several Cesium isotopes all of which began falling along the entire US west coast since March 18th.
Recently while searching the EPA RADnet database for radiation reports, we found a link to the main database. It included the RADNet monitoring data for many isotopes not released in the public reports. Notice that:
* RADnet began monitoring for Plutonium from Day 1
* Plutonium was found from Alaska. to San Francisco California. and down into Guam from 03/18/2011
* Strontium was detected in the United States on 03/18/2011
* Isotopes found not released in public reports Plutonium, Strontium and Cesium
* What do the negative values mean in the results column?
Japan braces for quake, typhoon risks amid ongoing nuclear crisis
English.news.cn 2011-04-22 1
Regarding the upcoming typhoon season, Nishiyama said based on the data of typhoon in Japan historically, the buildings in the nuclear power stations are designed in a way that it would fully endure the force of typhoon. And, the agency will check the operations of the nuclear plants to ensure their safety. news.xinhuanet.com...
Originally posted by zorgon
reply to post by XRaDiiX
Yeah and the government is going to take 30 billion from the Pension fund for the people to pay for recovery and likely add another tax as well.
'No-entry' zone designation further restricts Fukushima power plant evacuees
Fukushima Prefecture Gov. Yuhei Sato looks at the ground as he isconfronted by Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the Fukushima PrefecturalOffice on April 21. (Mainichi)
As of midnight on April 22, all areas within a 20-kilometer radius of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant were designated a no-entry zone, meaning residents who have fled elsewhere are prohibited from re-entering, and those who have not yet evacuated are legally bound to do so. mdn.mainichi.jp...
April 22, 2011 13:44 PM
Four 6.0 Magnitude Earthquakes Registered Near Japan In Past 24 Hours
VLADIVOSTOK, April 22 (Bernama) -- Four earthquakes with a 6.0 magnitude and higher were registered at the eastern coast of the Japanese Island of Honshu over the past 24 hours, reported Russian news agency Itar-Tass on Friday.
The latest quake was reported overnight at 01:16 hours Japanese time (20:16 hours Moscow time on Thursday), the Russian Geophysical Service reported.
It said the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean some 60 kilometers off the city of Iwaki and 75 kilometers from the city of Fukushima and the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
There were no reports about the consequences so far.
The three preceding quakes ranged in magnitude from 6.0 to 6.3 and were accompanied by a dozen of aftershocks.
-- BERNAMA www.bernama.com...
… The cooling system at Reactor No. 5, which was shut down at the time of the earthquake and has shown few problems since, also abruptly stopped working on Wednesday afternoon, said Hiro Hasegawa, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric.
“When we switched from the temporary pump, it automatically switched off,” he said. “We’ll try again with a new pump in the morning.”
On Feb 28, 2011 TEPCO submitted a report to the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency admitting that the company had previously submitted fake inspection and repair reports. The report revealed that TEPCO failed to inspect more than 30 technical components of the six reactors, including power boards for the reactor's temperature control valves, as well as components of cooling systems such as water pump motors and emergency power diesel generators