Category Archives: Radiation

Fukushima cleanup brainstorming

http://www.fukushima-blog.com/article-the-geology-of-fukushima-88575278.html Fukushima. Everyone should be working in some way to fix this deadly problem, and I don’t mean just sending money to relief workers , although that’s nice. There are three different big problems at Fukushima: missing reactor cores, waste water, and fuel rods. Any one of these is a global threat that requires a… Read More »

Japanese government seeks approval to dump Fukushima groundwater into sea

The government on Monday sought approval of a nationwide fisheries federation to dump groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water’s contamination level is far below the legal limit. During talks with the head of the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, industry ministry officials explained that… Read More »

Large Low Flying Homeland Security Helicopter To Test For Radiation

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will begin periodically flying a large helicopter at extremely low altitudes over Baltimore for years to come to detect background radiation in preparation for a nuclear attack. Beginning this week, the federal agency will use a “massive helicopter” from the National Nuclear Security Administration to test… Read More »

Report: Radioactive isotope found in Arafat’s remains

Yasser Arafat – The network said Wednesday that Swiss scientists who tested the remains found relatively high levels of the radioactive element polonium, which could indicate Arafat was poisoned in 2004. “Yasser Arafat died of polonium poisoning,” said David Barclay, a British forensic scientist. “We found the smoking gun that caused his death. What we… Read More »

Fukishima radiation reaching West Coast of North America

An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America: The leg of the Gyre closest to Japan – the Kuroshio current – begins right next to Fukushima: While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report… Read More »

Fukushima: the Employment disaster

Tetsuya Hayashi went to Fukushima to take a job at ground zero of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. He lasted less than two weeks. Hayashi, 41, says he was recruited for a job monitoring the radiation exposure of workers leaving the plant in the summer of 2012. Instead, when he turned up for work,… Read More »

Lead-based underwear for Fukushima protection

A Japanese company has invented carbon wetsuits and lead-based underwear that can protect against radiation amid the growing aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It comes as Japan fights to stop the flow of radioactive water leaking into the sea. Three of the Fukushima plant”s nuclear reactors were damaged by an earthquake-triggered tsunami on March… Read More »

Fukushima radiation levels hit 2-year high

Seawater just outside one of Japan”s damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors registered radiation levels on Wednesday 13 times the previous day”s reading, the operator of the crippled nuclear plant said on Thursday. Japan”s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), said combined Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 readings just outside the damaged No. 2 reactor jumped to 1,200 becquerels per… Read More »

Pacific Tuna, Salmon and Herring are Fukishima’d

… We’ve extensively documented that radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America. More than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radioactive cesium from Fukushima. Bluefin tuna are a wide-ranging fish, which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America in a year:… Read More »

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast 1 day ago from worldtruth.tv Every Bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study. Daniel Madigan,… Read More »

South Korea bans Japanese fish

… South Korea announced on Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Fisheries in Fukushima prefecture are nearly all closed, and fish caught in nearby… Read More »

Russia warns of catastrophe if Syria reactor hit by U.S. strike

Russia said on Wednesday that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium.The Foreign Ministry called on the U.N. nuclear agency to urgently assess the risk as the United States considers military action to punish Syria’s government for an alleged gas… Read More »

Fukushima end-game, radiated water has nowhere to go

  Image src: http://collapseofindustrialcivilization.com/tag/freelance-journalist-rob-edwards/ In the weeks after the Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed by a triple meltdown in March 2011, the plant’s owner turned to three of Japan’s largest construction companies for a quick fix to store radiated water that was pooling in the disaster zone. The result was a rush order for steel… Read More »

Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a “state of emergency.” Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it’s now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude. “I believe it’s been leaking into the ocean from the start of… Read More »

Taiwan Lawmakers Brawl Over Nuclear Plant Bill

Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Friday’s fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic… Read More »

Container of ‘depleted uranium’ found at Miami area airport

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue set up a 150-foot perimeter Thursday in a section of the Opa-Locka Executive Airport and began opening a 55-gallon drum marked “depleted” U-238 uranium that was found in the area. WSVN-TV reports that the container was about 75% full of a product that indicated it was uranium. “There was a spill or… Read More »

George H.W. Bush shaves head in support of boy with leukemia

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush shaved his salt and pepper comb-over locks in solidarity with a 2-year-old boy who lost his hair from leukemia treatments, his office said in a statement on Wednesday. … Vía Reuters: Oddly Enough http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/oddlyEnoughNews/~3/zjusi0q48xk/story01.htm Stem cells to cure leukemia may be the solution: Stem cell transplant gives hope to… Read More »

US non-exploding radioactive weapons blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

“Every single residential street that we’ve visited in several neighborhoods, we found multiple cases of families whose children were ill, families who had lost children who had to bury children, families who had many relatives who were suffering from cancer,” RT correspondent Lucy Kafanov said. Dr. Chris Busby has researched the effects of depleted uranium… Read More »

Shearon Harris shut down because of cracking

Duke Energy Progress shut down the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in Wake County on Wednesday after the company discovered that the reactor vessel, which contains the plant’s nuclear fuel, showed early indications of corrosion and cracking. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported Thursday morning that the discovery was made this week during a review of ultrasonic… Read More »

Nun, two others in federal court for nuclear breach

When an elderly nun and two fellow peace activists walked undetected onto one of the nation’s most secure nuclear facilities last year, they wanted to call attention to the dangers of nuclear weapons. Yet their actions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, triggered a very different concern: If three older peaceniks can easily trespass onto the Y-12… Read More »

Fracking Waste: Too Toxic, Even For A Hazardous Waste Site

On April 19, a truck delivering waste from a fracking operation in Greene County, Pennsylvania, was quarantined after being rejected by a hazardous waste landfill as too dangerous. The truck was carrying highly radioactiveradium-226 in concentrations 86 times higher than allowed per EPA limits.After being quarantined at a the landfill, the truck was sent back… Read More »

20-foot boat that drifted to California is tsunami debris

The barnacle-covered boat with Japanese lettering spent 758 days at sea before it drifted onto a Northern California beach. Nearly three weeks after the 20-foot boat washed ashore in Crescent City, about 20 miles south of the Oregon border, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined it was from the 2011 tsunami, the first confirmed… Read More »

Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars

Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet. Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for adventure, even in the… Read More »

Japan Nuclear Plant Leaks Radioactive Water

About 120 tons, or almost 32,000 gallons, of highly contaminated water appeared to have breached the inner protective lining of the pool at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, said the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company. It was unclear how much of the water had made it through two additional layers of lining to reach soil, but… Read More »

Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

IPR teams were created after the 2004 bombing of a train in Madrid, Spain, to protect U.S. transportation. At the Ogilvie station, officers held the train and searched for a person or bag that posed a potential nuclear threat. Jerry Jones, a Chicago lawyer, was heading home on that train. He says the federal officers… Read More »

Mars trip to use astronaut poo as radiation shield

The man and woman aboard the Inspiration Mars mission set to fly-by the Red Planet in 2018Movie Camera will face cramped conditions, muscle atrophy and potential boredom. But their greatest health risk comes from exposure to the radiation from cosmic rays. The solution? Line the spacecraft’s walls with water, food and their own faeces. “It’s… Read More »

Fish Caught Near Fukushima Shows 2,500+ Times Legal Radiation Limit

The two-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is rapidly approaching, and the waters around the crippled plant are still highly contaminated with radiation, according to new reports. A fish caught as part of an ongoing Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) seafood monitoring program recently tested at levels of 254,000 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg)… Read More »

Uranium exposure linked to increased lupus rate

Image: colourful tailings ponds from the uranium processing plant. Amanda Harper – People living near a former uranium ore processing facility in Ohio are experiencing a higher than average rate of lupus, according a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory… Read More »

French officials to exhume Arafat in November

The decision to re-examine Arafat’s death came after the discovery of a radioactive isotope on his clothes [EPA] Criminal investigators from France are to exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains next month in a bid to find out how the Palestinian leader died, a French official has said. The official said on Tuesday that the team will… Read More »

Fukushima reactor No. 4 could destroy human civilization?

(NaturalNews) The news you are about to read puts everything else in the category of “insignificant” by comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons? None of that even matters if we don’t solve the problem of Fukushima reactor No. 4, which is on the verge of a… Read More »

Fukushima Update Oct 2012 | Ground under Fukushima Unit 4 sinking, structure on verge of complete collapse

by Ethan A. Huff /NaturalNews.com / October 16, 2012 / Though the mainstream media has long since abandoned the issue, the precarious situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is only continuing to worsen, according to a prominent Japanese official. During a recent interview, Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese Ambassador to both… Read More »

No, the Fukishima story is an old one

A lot of sites and blogs are posting this as new news. It isn’t. This story is from March 12, 2011, not from October 2012. TOKYO Petroleumworld.com, Mar 12, 2011 Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) (9501.T )… Read More »

Radioactive art tackles fall-out for Japan

Click for more photos KEN and Julia Yonetani are adamant their radioactive artworks are safe. They even had scientists from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation measure the amount of radiation produced by the works in What the Birds Knew. Yet it’s hard not to feel apprehensive in the presence of installations that glow… Read More »

Japan PM says 2 nuke reactors must be restarted

Japan’s leader appealed to the nation Friday to accept that two nuclear reactors that remained shuttered after the Fukushima disaster must be restarted to protect the economy and people’s livelihoods. Prime Minister Yasuhiko Noda said the government has taken ample measures to ensure the two reactors in western Japan would be safe from radiation leaks… Read More »

FUKUSHIMA: Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive Water

The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean. Remember, the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holesâ€, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3… Read More »