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Originally posted by Aeons
LOOK! Apparently Japan can do graph charts with numbers over time.
Originally posted by OuttaHere
The only reason I eat them at all is I figure the same rain fell on the GMO grocery store produce.
Mr. Hidehiko Nishiyama, Senior Counselor of NISA, at a press interview made on April 18, admitted that the some fraction of pellets appear to be molten. The basis of this assessment is through detection of radioactive species resulting from melting in 1F2 and 3, as well as hydrogen explosion occurred in 1F1 he explained.
The Nuclear Safety Commission,explanation. The reason that they conclude melting of fuel pellets is due to the observation that:
(1) From 1F2, the nuclear species that should not have been released unless by melting were released. Tc-99m (T1/2=6h, 9E+04 Bq/cm3), La-140 (T1/2=2d, 1.9E+05), Ba-140 (T1/2=13d, 4.9E+05 Bq/cm3)
(2) Similarly from 1F3, similar species are detected although the concentration was several tenths of those at the 1F2.
(1) For 1F1, although such nuclear species are not detected, fuels have been exposed to steam above the reactor water level, resulting in hydrogen explosion. This read us to conclude the pellets are moten also in 1F1.
Well, as I have been saying, some small fraction of fuel particles can be released into the reactor vessel, through a clad burst, since the pellets are generally broken in pieces during their operation. The detection of a small amount of refractory species may not strongly support core melting.
Also at the press interview given on April 20, Mr. Junnichi Matsumoto, Deputy Director of Headquarter for Siting of Nuclear Power Plants of TEPCO, explained that it is not possible to say that the reactor cores are not melted. The current image of the core is that the core has been melted dripping down to the core support plate. Some of the fuel cladding may have been broken to pop pellets. We are considering these states as a core melt. He also mentioned that we do not intend to define the core status, with so little is known about the actual state of the core.
A few days ago, Mr. Takashi Sawada, Vice Chairman of Atomic Energy Society (AESJ) of Japan, at a TV interview, explained a picture showing that the pellets are broken into pieces, falling at the bottom of the reactor vessel. However, this picture seems to have deleted quickly, since I could not find it in the AESJ website.
although there occurred four hydrogen explosions. This largest release event is likely from the 1F3. I claim that this highly contaminated region in Iidate-mura, is through a black rain, a heavy shower of rain occurred at the time of Hirosima-Nagasaki atomic bombing, as well in the Chernobyl accident.
Originally posted by Aeons
Anybody want to tell me what the daily dosage and substance that is necessary to stop uptake of cesium, plutonium, uranium, strontium into my children's bodies is for the next 30 - 10,000 years?
Please sense the irony here. But hey, if you got an answer put'er up.
VIENNA (AP) - Austria's chancellor called for a nuclear-free Europe on Monday, pledging to do his part to make this happen.
Austria is an ardent opponent of nuclear power and has no operating plants of its own. It has seen its critical stance reinforced by the Japanese nuclear crisis that has raised questions about the safety of atomic energy.
VIENNA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Two anti-nuclear protests took place in two cities of Austria on Monday, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and after Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima.
Another anti-nuclear rally took place in Salzburg, the fourth largest city of Austria, on the same day, Austrian Broadcasting ( ORF) reported.
The Global 2000 organized the two anti-nuclear protests in Vienna and Salzburg, aiming to use the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as an opportunity to call on all mankind to fight against nuclear power.
It has estimated that some 2,000 and 5,000 people would participate at the demonstrations. But the actual attendance was much smaller than expected.
Mito, Ibaraki Pref., April 25 (Jiji Press)--A group of agricultural and dairy producers in the eastern Japan prefecture of Ibaraki will demand that Tokyo Electric Power Co. pay 1,846 million yen in damages in total over radiation leaks from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, north of Ibaraki.
Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Monday instructed a ban on shipments of "shiitake" mushrooms grown outdoors in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture, as radioactive materials above safety limits have been detected in the product.
Proponents of nuclear power - including George Monbiot, who has had a mysterious road-to-Damascus conversion to its supposedly benign effects - accuse me and others of ''cherry-picking'' data and overstating the health effects of radiation. Yet by reassuring the public that things aren't too bad, Monbiot and others misrepresent and distort the scientific evidence of the harmful effects of radiation exposure.
Their first piece of disinformation is to confuse the effects of external and internal radiation. The former is what populations were exposed to when atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
The grave effects of internal emitters are of the most profound concern at Fukushima - as indeed they continue to be at Chernobyl. It is erroneous and misleading to use the term ''acceptable levels of external radiation'' in assessing internal radiation doses. To do so is to propagate inaccuracies and to mislead the public worldwide and journalists who are seeking the truth about radiation's hazards.
Finally, there is widespread confusion about the roles of the World Health Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Commission. Monbiot expresses surprise that a UN-affiliated body such as WHO might be under the influence of the nuclear power industry, causing its reporting on nuclear power matters to be biased. And yet that is precisely the case.
On May 28, 1959, at the 12th World Health Assembly, WHO drew up an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. A clause of this agreement says the WHO effectively grants the right of prior approval over any research it might undertake or report on to the IAEA - a group that many people, including journalists, think is a neutral watchdog, but which is, in fact, an advocate for the nuclear power industry. Its founding papers state: ''The agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity through the world.''
The WHO's subjugation to the IAEA is widely known within the scientific radiation community, something which Monbiot chose to ignore. But it is clearly not the only matter on which he is ignorant, after his recent apparent three-day perusal of the vast body of scientific information on radiation and radioactivity. The confusion that he and other nuclear industry apologists sow about radiation risks is very similar to the way that the tobacco industry propounded misinformation and lies about the true effects of smoking.
Despite their claims, it is they, not the ''anti-nuclear movement'', who are ''misleading the world about the impacts of radiation on human health''.
Originally posted by Silverlok
On slightly different Note I think that The Japanese people ( and people all over the world ) should realize it's not just any one leader be it political or private but the system itself that is being used to choke the life out of people and the world , one little 'no immediate threat' step at a time. This video may have already been posted ( and I already linked it ) but notice how the police are being used , almost directed , by the nameless Tepco employee to suppress and control information: