Physicians for Social Responsibility Press Conference 4/26/11On Tuesday April 26, 2011, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) held a joint press conference with Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) and the Institute for Policy Studies' Robert Alvarez on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to public health 25 years after the accident, the continuing nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, and the lessons from both for U.S. public health and safety.
Alexander Higgins - April 28, 2011
Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis BeganBy Tsuyoshi Inajima and Michio Nakayama – Apr 27, 2011 5:14 AM ET
Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Two robots sent into the reactor No. 1 building at the plant yesterday took readings as high as 1,120 millisierverts of radiation per hour, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at Tokyo Electric Power Co., said today. That’s more than four times the annual dose permitted to nuclear workers at the stricken plant.
[...] A plan to flood the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 with more water to speed up emergency cooling efforts announced yesterday by the utility known as Tepco may not be possible now.
“Tepco must figure out the source of high radiation,” said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University. “If it’s from contaminated water leaking from inside the reactor, Tepco’s so-called water tomb may be jeopardized because flooding the containment vessel will result in more radiation in the building.”
[...]Tepco started moving the radioactive water, which leaked to the basements and trenches, to a waste storage facility on April 19. Tepco transferred 1.89 million liters of the water from the trenches near reactor No. 2 as of 7 a.m. today, Iwamoto said. The utility plans to install a second pump after transferring 2.5 million liters.
Less DamageTepco shares fell 3.3 percent to 412 yen today in Tokyo. The shares are down about 80 percent since the quake and tsunami struck on March 11, leaving almost 26,000 people dead or missing.
[...]Radiation in Tokyo’s water supply fell to undetectable levels for the first time since March 18, the capital’s public health institute said today.
The level of iodine-131 in tap water fell to zero yesterday, and cesium-134 and cesium-137 also weren’t detected, the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health said today.
California Plutonium 43 Times, Hawaii 11 Times Highest Levels In 20 Years In Wake Of Fukushima Nuclear DisasterPosted by Alexander Higgins - April 27
An absolutely viral post is circulating Japanese websites right now expanding on my post about plutonium and strontium being detected in the US from the Fukushima nuclear reactor.
The author says new EPA radiation data shows the levels of plutonium detected in California are 43 times higher in California and 11 Times higher in Hawaii that the highest levels detected in over 20 years.
The author additionally expands upon the data first discovered by Lucas Hixton Whitefield and found US EPA radiation data showing plutonium and Uranium in Guam, Tokyo and Ibaraki Japan while the Japanese Government continues to deny such radioactive contamination to protect TEPCO.
Here is the Google translated version of the original article with the Japanese text removed and the tables replaced with screen shots.
The U.S. has 31 reactors just like Japan’s — but regulators are ignoring the risks and boosting industry profits Read More Here
TEPCO Data Shows Ongoing Criticalities Inside Leaking Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2April 28
Data released on April 28, 2011 by TEPCO is now unequivocal in showing ongoing criticalities at Unit 2, with a peak on April 13. TEPCO graphs of radioactivity-versus-time in water under each of the six reactors show an ongoing nuclear chain reaction creating high levels of "fresh" I-131 in Unit 2, the same reactor pressure vessel (RPV) with a leak path to reactor floor, aux building, and outdoor trenches, that is uncontrollably leaking high levels of I-131, Cs-134, Cs-137 into the Pacific Ocean.
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