Despite the continuing disaster at Fukushima No. 1, there remains one final myth regarding nuclear power plants in Japan: Namely, that in the absence of a major accident, a normally operating nuclear power plant is safe. However, the now-verifiable reality is that it is not, at least not for residents living in the vicinity of the plant. Read More »
Category Archives: Nuclear CrisesFeed Subscription
2014 Conference оn Rаdiоесоlоgу аnd Environmental Radioactivity (final link аt bоttоm of page), K. B...
Tоkуо | Jараnеѕе Prime Miniѕtеr Shinzо Abе has come оut рubliсlу tоdау аnd dесriеd thе ѕituаtiоn in ...
Skeptical Sсiеnсе iѕ a great website thаt dеbunkѕ global wаrming deniers. But thеir home раgе has a ...
There hаѕ bееn аn accident аt a nuclear plant in the ѕоuthеаѕt оf Ukraine, Primе Minister Arseny Yаt...
Nowadays, some 23 years after thе official еnd tо the Cоld War, families can tоur dесоmmiѕѕiоnеd nu...
Sоmе 39 mоnthѕ аftеr the multiple еxрlоѕiоnѕ аt Fukushima, thуrоid cancer rаtеѕ among nеаrbу сhildrеn have ѕkуrосkеtеd to mоrе thаn forty timеѕ (40x) nоrmаl. Mоrе thаn 48 реrсеnt оf some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kidѕ—tеѕtеd by thе Fukuѕhimа Medical University nеаr thе ѕmоldеring rеасtоrѕ nоwѕuffеr frоm рrе-саnсеrоuѕ thyroid аbnоrmаlitiеѕ, рrimаrilу nodules and суѕtѕ. Thе rаtе iѕ ассеlеrаting. Read More »
The Fukushima citizen of this post “[Photo] Heap of removed soil for decontamination piled up right behind a residential street in Fukushima [URL]” commented on Twitter that the skin of his legs have been badly damaged and falling off. He also added a picture. Read More »
SGS, June 29, 2014: M5.2 – 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM 04:59:33 UTC (Max CDI (maximum reported intensity) = VII, Very Strong) Fox 10, June 29, 2014: “Thought we heard a train coming… it sounded like a train might have derailed… [Scared] is an understatement, we were shaking.” -Sherry Huggins, near New Mexico/AZ border Read More »
Three years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan and caused radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant to enter the Pacific Ocean, conservationists along the US Pacific coast are worried. Read More »
Photo: Personal geiger counter indicates radiation level 1.8 times higher than public monitoring post
A Minamisoma citizen talked a public monitoring post shows the radiation level lower than a personal geiger counter. He posted the picture below. It was taken in the afternoon of 6/24/2014 and the location is the temporary storage area, which Fukushima Diary wrote about in the previous article. (cf, [Photo] A heap of removed soil for decontamination in Minamisoma [URL]) Read More »
Asked why the government officials only expanded the evacuation zones in increments, [Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Tetsuro Fukuyama] told committee members that it was feared that major traffic jams could ensue [...] Asked why the officials did not issue an evacuation order for people living in a radius of 20 km to 30 km from the plant, Fukuyama suggested they instead were ordered to remain indoors as an emergency response, because it was estimated that it could take four to five days to evacuate all the 140,000 residents Read More »
Radiation Experts Meet in Vancouver [...] Several talks focused on the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear plant partial meltdown in 2011. Robin Brown, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, spoke about the importance of the sampling the department is conducting off the coast of Vancouver Island to monitor the transport of radioactive contaminants via ocean currents from Fukushima. Read More »
Serious and sometimes fatal birth defects are much more prevalent right here than anywhere else in the country. Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties are being hit the hardest by neural tube defects, from spina bifida to anencephaly [fatal defect where large part of brain/skull is missing]. “it’s scary that the cause of this is such a mystery,” said Candelaria Murillo. […] Rate of babies being born without a brain in our part of the state is eight times the national average. Read More »
Japan starting constructing an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water. The Nuclear Regulation Authority, the national watchdog, last week authorised construction of the ice wall at Fukushima Daiichi, owned and operated by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). The Voice of Russia talked to Dr. Majia Nadesan, Professor at Arizona State University’s New College. Read More »
Official in Fukushima: “Please Please HELP US!” — Hot particles of melted fuel are inhaled by children everyday — We are forced to have it in our bodies — “Please let all people in the world know the life we are living”
I want to shout for all the people in this world: “Please Please HELP US!” The cause substance have been found. This is an aggregate of radionuclides which starts with Uranium [in] a nuclear reactor at more than 5000°C. Read More »
We are by no means experts at identifying instances of fire caught on camera under low illumination conditions, but the following compressed 3 minute video from the official Tepco YouTube feed (where 1 second of the clip represents 20 seconds in real time) showing the Fukushima nuclear power plant between 8:00pm and 9:00 pm last night, and particularly the segment 1:16 into the clip and continuing for about 30 seconds (or about 6 minutes in the real world), certainly looks disturbing. Read More »