(HUMBOLDT, Calif.) - Radioactive cesium exceeding 8,000 becquerels/kg has been detected in the ashes from burning the regular household garbage in Kanto and Tohoku regions. The Ministry of the Environment has decided to apply the same rule as the disaster debris and allow the ashes to be buried. The municipalities will be able to bury the ashes that they have stored temporarily, but it may be difficult to obtain consent from the residents living near the disposal facilities. "Burning that waste and with radioactive, rain will come down again upon their own people, as well as Canada and the U.S. They're refusing to see the seriousness of this disaster and it's making it worse.", says nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen. In other areas it has reached as high as "100,000 becquerels/kg", in Fukushima, ashes, after burning household garbage . . . 95,300 becquerels/kg. This new policy is to be applied to ashes from disaster debris and regular garbage that are radioactive. It's not mentioned in the article but the ashes and slag from the radioactive sewage sludge will likely be disposed under the same policy - i.e. burn and bury. Some garbage incinerators and sludge incinerators at waste processing plants and sewage treatment plants in cities in Kanto have become so radioactive that they have to be shut down.
ONGOING DANGER 3: INCINERATING NUCLEAR WASTE. Incineration!? Japan's government is 'okaying' the burning of radioactive waste. This stuff - very dangerous radioactive particles - will fall out all over the world. Incineration is also a back-door means to ocean-dumping. Why? Most of the stuff will land in the ocean.
Originally posted by Pegasus2000
Yeah this is more sheer madness. For one we all know burning anything radioactive is many times worse. Burning doesn't change the radioactive Isotopes or destroy them. This is utter stupidity. Why not just open the reactors up and let them bleed out into the environment again. They are accomplishing about the same thing. on a much weaker level of course.
The entire country is potentially a nuclear waste disposal site, because of this one disaster. Those following all this know Fukushima City should have been evacuated right from the beginning. - Fukushima Cesium-137 Leaks 'Equal 168 Hiroshimas' With regard to Fukushima, Kobe University Radiation Expert Prof. Tomoya Yamauchi, said of this city of 290,000 People: "Evacuation Must Be Conducted As Soon As Possible". Prof. Chris Busby says Fukushima is like the TITANIC - suggesting that the Japanese government is completely out of order and if it continuous its course of action then it is a criminal organization - "I Am Too Frightened To Go Closer To Meltdowns Than 100 Km' Because Of High Levels Of Radiation". In relation to the evacuation of Fukushima, Japanese Journalist Takashi Hirose said: "It's like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen". There are reports that teachers are forcing school children to eat food that their parents told them not to eat. Prof. Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University said Japan's government needs a wakeup call, adding that many are 'Shaking With Anger'. His quote: "What Are You Doing?" A recent alert indicated that Greenpeace Radiation Measurements in Fukushima City hot spots is showing at 500-700 Times Normal! Again, over 290,000 people are In Danger.
Returning sockeye salmon will be tested to determine if this year's run was contaminated by radiation picked up in the North Pacific from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said sampling of salmon and other fish is already underway and will continue through August and September. The agency expects the tests, planned since June, will show radiation in B.C.-caught salmon is well below levels that would prompt federal action, but calls it a prudent measure to reaffirm its safety for both domestic and export markets. "We have tested air quality, domestic milk and foods imported from Japan," CFIA spokesperson Alice D'Anjou said. "No harmful levels of radiation have been detected, and we do not expect this situation to change when fish are tested." Results are to be posted on the CFIA website as they become available. Fraser River sockeye migrate far out into the Pacific, as far west as the Bering Sea, although they were likely on their way back to B.C. when multiple Japanese reactors damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami released radiation through the air and contaminated seawater. Salmon biologist and activist Alexandra Morton supports the testing. "My feeling is yeah let's check," she said. "A massive amount of radiation was released into the water and air. There's been radiation readings in seaweed in North Vancouver. I do think it should be investigated."
Originally posted by darkendmetal
The madness will end around the time fear mongering ends.
2ndedit on 30-8-2011 by darkendmetal because: fixed
Alarmist predictions that the long-term health effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will be worse than those following Chernobyl in 1986 are likely to aggravate harmful psychological effects of the incident. That was the warning heard at an international conference on radiation research in Warsaw, Poland, this week. One report, in UK newspaper The Independent, quoted a scientist who predicted more than a million would die, and that the prolonged release of radioactivity from Fukushima would make health effects worse than those from the sudden release experienced at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine.
Originally posted by kdog1982
And it doesn't get any better ,folks.
Report: 76 trillion becquerels of Plutonium-239 released from Fukushima — 23,000 times higher than previously announced
Originally posted by BobAthome
02nd Sep 2011 06:00:00
N 34° 12.000, E 137° 48.000
02nd Sep 2011 06:00:00
N 34° 12.000, E 137° 48.000
139 Wind km/h
167 Gust km/h
can any say for sure what happens,
when you get,