News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in April 2011

Radioactive news 1 April 2011

  • Shippers Tokyo route as U.S. Says radiation maintain wiped away easily
    "The U.S. fleet has taken steps to avoid contamination, including trying to keep ships upwind from the Fukushima plant and asking helicopter pilots to fly with windows closed, Davis said. For sailors on some land missions within 50 nautical miles of the power plant, it’s also administering potassium iodide."
  • GREENPEACE Measures EXTREME RADIATION 40KM From Fukushima - Why No Evacuation?
    Maximum Annual Dose In Few Days!

    Regardless of what anyone thinks about GreenPeace and their stance on fraudulent man made warning, this video clearly shows that levels at least 40km from the plant are EXTREMELY high!

    People NEED to be evacuated from the area. The Japanese government is involved in a CRIMINAL cover up that possibly extends to the IAEA and various other governments who are openly lying about the situation.

  • Apocalypse Now? -- Mark Sircus
    Dr. Mark Sircus

    The ultimate disaster scenario would see the Tokyo region heavily contaminated by radioactivity following an explosion and radioactive fallout at the Fukushima plant. Such a situation would lead to the creation of an exclusion zone affecting thirty million inhabitants of a city that is at the heart of the flow of global basic necessities. Tokyo is one of the world’s major financial centers, one of the three management hubs of the foreign exchange markets (along with London and New York) and the Japanese economy supplies a quantity of electronic components vital to the global economy...

  • More absurd pro-nuclear spin at Fukushima.
    As the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant slowly winds down, the salient facts remain the same as they have been throughout: nobody has suffered or will suffer any radiological health consequences.
  • Radiation spreads to fish off Fukushima
    With thousands of boats lost, ruined or damaged by the tsunami Japan's struggling fishing industry is now facing a new disaster - high radiation levels found in the waters off the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

    The full impact on fish species is still not clear but one reading suggested radioactive iodine levels in seawater 127 times the permitted level.

    Already one South Korean retailer has stopped selling Japanese fish because of customer concerns.

  • Hundreds of corpses believed irradiated, inaccessible
    Radiation is preventing the retrieval of hundreds of bodies from inside the 20-km evacuation zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, police sources said Thursday.

    Based on initial reports after the March 11 catastrophe, the number of bodies is estimated at between a few hundred and 1,000, one of the sources said, adding that high radiation is now hampering full-scale searches.

  • TEPCO ordered to stop issuing "too high" radiation numbers.
    Japan's nuclear safety agency ordered a review Friday of the latest radiation measurements taken in air, seawater and groundwater samples around a leaking, tsunami-disabled nuclear plant, saying they seemed suspiciously high.
  • Japan nuclear crisis: Fukushima 50 'expect to die'
    Mr Sarkozy, on the first trip by a foreign leader to Japan since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, said he would call a meeting of the G20's nuclear power watchdogs to discuss safety regulations. "We must address this anomaly that there are no international safety norms for nuclear matters ... We need international safety standards before the end of the year."

    The French president's proposal comes only days after Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, cast doubt over the future of nuclear energy due to the potentially high costs required to standardise safety.

  • Japan plant radioactivity 10,000 times standard
    Contaminated water has been pooling at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex since it was damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. It has already leaked into the ocean.

    Spokesman Naoyuki Matsumo says the elevated levels of iodine-131 were measured in groundwater 15 meters underneath one of six reactors at the plant. Iodine is a radioactive substance that decays quickly, with half disappearing in eight days.

  • Crews 'facing 100-year battle' at Fukushima
    But one expert says the radiation leaks will be ongoing and it could take 50 to 100 years before the nuclear fuel rods have completely cooled and been removed.

    "As the water leaks out, you keep on pouring water in, so this leak will go on for ever," said Dr John Price, a former member of the Safety Policy Unit at the UK's National Nuclear Corporation.

    "There has to be some way of dealing with it. The water is connecting in tunnels and concrete-lined pits at the moment and the question is whether they can pump it back.

  • Germany's radioactive boars a legacy of Chernobyl
    BERLIN — For a look at just how long radioactivity can hang around, consider Germany's wild boars.

    A quarter century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union carried a cloud of radiation across Europe, these animals are radioactive enough that people are urged not to eat them. And the mushrooms the pigs dine on aren't fit for consumption either.

    Germany's experience shows what could await Japan - if the problems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant get any worse.

    The German boars roam in forests nearly 950 miles (1,500 kilometers ) from Chernobyl. Yet, the amount of radioactive cesium-137 within their tissue often registers dozens of times beyond the recommended limit for consumption and thousands of times above normal.


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