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He says radiation levels at the Fukushima nuclear plant have reached as high as 400 milisieverts an hour, thousands of times higher than readings taken before the latest blasts.
Mr Edano says radiation levels as at 10.22am (local time) were 30 millisieverts between the No. 2 and the No. 3 reactors, 400 millisieverts near No. 3 and 100 millisieverts near No. 4.
Radioactive material is leaking ‘directly’ into the air from the stricken plant at a rate of 400 milliseverts per hour, according to The International Atomic Energy Agency. Anyone exposed to over 100 millisieverts a year risks cancer.
Radiation levels were rising around Tokyo this morning, with readings up to ten times higher than normal in Chiba – 15 miles from the capital. PrisionPlanet
The radiation level at the plant's gate had shot up to over 11,000 microsievert per hour Monday morning, equivalent to the amount a person is exposed to in 11 years. That level has dropped to below 600—roughly equivalent to a medical X-ray—by mid-afternoon.
The Element Actinium
Atomic Number: 89
Atomic Weight: 227
Melting Point: 1324 K
A former nuclear power plant designer said Japan is facing an extremely grave crisis and called on the government to release more information, which he said was being suppressed, the BBC reported yesterday. He accused the government of deliberately withholding vital information that would allow outside experts help solve the problems.
Masashi Goto told a news conference in Tokyo that one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant was "highly unstable" and that if there was a meltdown the "consequences would be tremendous." Mr. Goto made his comments prior to the explosion of a second reactor at the Fukushima plant earlier today.
Goto said that the failure now unfolding at Fukushima represents "many Chernobyls." He said further explosions will spread radioactive material over a very wide area, well beyond the 20 kilometer evacuation zone set up by the authorities over the weekend.
Originally posted by burntheships
People need time to prepare!
Officially, Japan's nuclear emergency is under control and contained. In fact, lies substitute for truths, denial for reality, and managed news for honest reporting.
Point of fact: Besides its catastrophic quake, tsunami, destructive aftershocks, and resulting humanitarian crisis, Japan is experiencing a developing nuclear catastrophe, the full extent not known until independent sources reveal it.
On March 12, a huge explosion rocked Fukushima's Unit 1 reactor. Reports said its containment chamber was intact. Independent experts are skeptical, believing at least some damage occurred, perhaps a major breach now covered up. Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) blamed a core meltdown for the explosion, releasing hazardous atmospheric radioactive cesium-137 and iodine-131.
Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott said atmospheric cesium-137 and iodine 131 releases pose grave human health risks. "All of these substances can cause cancer and genetic diseases either in the near or long term."
Caldicott added in an email to this writer that the situation is "beyond terrifying!!!" Moreover, downplaying the potential severity is outrageous, irresponsible and criminal. Literally, millions of lives potentially are at risk.
Originally posted by burntheships
And here we have George Soros going ape and calling out Matt Drudge becuase he is linking to
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
Hey guys, would you believe that this ol' country boy is married to a cancer research administrator? She is also on our states emergency medical assistance team, and she has done consulting work for the DHS and the CDC in Atlanta, and she is on the "call list" at the White House. Oddly enough, she has been putting together a presentation on fighting biologicals and radiation detox for an upcoming "exercise" this summer in conjunction with the DHS, 82nd Airborne, NC Baptist Mens Disaster Response, and FEMA.
Here is what we are going to do and I suggest you do too...I have already told family and friends....
- Get plastic and duct tape now...big rolls can be bought at your agriculture supply store. Use to cover all of your windows/ doors and also pick a porch or entry way and create a decontamination room or cubicle..outside of the doorway/entry...there you will remove the clothes you have on and put in a plastic bag...wear old clothes as these will be buried later
- Stock up on any supplies you may need...water, foodstuffs, medicines...once word gets out...will go quickly
- Make plans to accommodate animals/pets...we will keep all our livestock in the barn andstall up....wrap the barn in plastic....our dogs come inside with us and a few select cats....
NOTE: The biggest threat is radioactive dust...inhaled or on items....go outside as little as possible
- When you have to go out...do so limited times and short whiles...then go to decontamination cubicle on porch and strip...put clothes in trash bag...come in and immediately shower...
- I do garden and have big gardens started...I am STOPPING all planting until this is over....probably/ hopefully by April 15th
- Generally, the radioactive dust breaks down rapidly after about 3-5 days...so for the west coast...March 19-20 is critical for you...this should bring the initial wave of fallout...for the east coast of US...March 22-23. With the developements and critical breakdowns in Japan...this could potentially last for about a month....
- So...we have about a week to ten days to prepare
*** Look out for any pretext/ excuse /event on the west coast to eveacuate...or nothing at all....this will be a sign unto you. My wife was on alert from DHS that she might need to go to Japan with the rest of her team...that has been cancelled as she may be needd here at home...that should tell you something.
Good Luck.... time to get to know whomever you have faith in... for me it's God.
Originally posted by burntheships
May God have mercy on us all.
30-kilometer no-fly zone in place around Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuke plant
Originally posted by OneisOne
reply to post by boondock-saint
I think that it was 404'ed due to the fact it was either a hoax
or someone trolling for advertising reasons.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by kithylin
This is a level 7 event. If anything, it will exceed Chernobyl - 6 plants plus spent rods. Governments don't like admitting to such things, so it may be anywhere from hours to weeks for the official word to come down, but we have just witnessed the reality of The China Syndrome.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
reply to post by burntheships
accidental radiation leaks into the lower
atmosphere, then let HAARP create
earthquake under Fiji to activate the volcano
and Fiji takes the radiation up into the jet stream
and the jet stream takes it over the US.
u have to ask urself
if this was really mother nature
or is it orchestrated ??? It seems
lots of questions,
very few answersedit on 3/15/2011 by boondock-saint because: (no reason given)