15th December 2013 – 0.014 Bq/m3 of Plutonium-239/240 detected in seawater.
0.014 Bq/m3 of Plutonium-239/240 was detected from seawater, according to Fukushima prefectural government. The report was published by Nuclear Regulation Authority on 12/9/2013.
The sampling location is outside of Fukushima plant port. It’s directly exposed to the Pacific.
14th December 2013 – Malformed persimmon mass-generated in Tokyo and Saitama
30th October 2013 – Testimony of a Fukushima Evacuee, Oct. 30, 2013
Miko from Iwaki City What the state announces is different from the reality. As I just told you what the media says and the facts are entirely different. What happened to Fukushima residents will soon affect all Japanese people While some say the radiation has dispersed, we are now safe people are in fact dying in Fukushima. One day a nephew of my friend died of Leukemia. The next day her husband also died.
8th December 2013 – Cs-134/137 detected from 71% of JT burley tobacco produced in 2013 / 98% of them were shipped for sale.
8th December 2013 – 7,500,000 Bq/m3 of “Strontium-90″ detected from groundwater near reactor1.
7,500,000 Bq/m3 of “Strontium-90″ detected from groundwater near reactor1
8th December 2013 – All β nuclide density in groundwater beside reactor3 marked the highest for 2 continuous days.
4th May 2012– Archive Footage of the NYC Press Conference May 4th 2012
A year after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima there has not been a significant improvement in protecting the local communities in Japan from exposure to radioactivity. Radioactive materials are still being released into the environment – air, soil and ocean – from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Many citizens still live in areas where the radiation level is dangerously high.
Soil contamination map
There is a lot of information on this page including video presentations and detailed contamination maps.
30th November 2013 – Seafood contamination from Hokkaido, 194% above background.
30th November 2013 – The highest reading of all β nuclides detected in seaside of reactor2 / 1,100,000,000 Bq/m3
29th November 2013 – Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways.
Local populations who escaped the initial fallout two-and-a-half years ago could now find their food or water contaminated by the cesium particles as they penetrate agricultural land and coastal plains, researchers warned.
Last year, the radioactive content of Japan’s rivers dropped due to fairly moderate typhoons. But more frequent and fierce storms in 2013 have brought a new flood of cesium particles.
24th November 2013 – 110,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from spotbelly rockfish of Fukushima plant port. This is 1,100 times higher even than the safety limit.
15th November 2013 – Some things learned from the radio chemistry symposium.
Page 57: “At 4810 m of S1, the highest 134 Cs flux was observed in early May 2011. It was notable that the maximum 134 Cs activity and relatively higher flux was observed in late November and early December 2011.”
“The activity ratio of 0.85 reported by TEPCO can only result from an enriched Uranium fission having occurred about 50 hours before the samples were measured or an explosive criticality which occurred 60 hours before the measurements.”
Page 256: “The tritium concentration of the precipitation in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, showed the highest annually averaged value of 74.1 Bq/L 1 in 1963, which corresponded to the year of the maximum fallout of tritium in the northern hemisphere.
A dramatic increase in tritium concentrations of 131.6 Bq/L and 99.9 Bq/L was observed in the rainfalls of 9:30-13:40 on 30 May.”
Page 53: “The mean isotopic ratio between Iodine-129 and Iodine-131 at the accident was estimated that 129 I/ 131 I = 26 ± 6 as of March 11 2011.”
“This is in agreement with “31 times as much Iodine-129 than I-131 from Fukushima”.
Page 293: Carbon-14 and tritium were measured in Japanese sewage sludge. C-14 had an activity of 2,000 Bq/kg. This is about 3% that of tritium. But its half-life is over 400 times as long as tritium.
Page 323: “We also studied whether there were influences on 12 C/ 14 C ratios in the plants due to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) occurred in March, 2011. Although there are many papers reporting the release of several nuclides, there are almost no data for 14 C…
Page 239: High activities of 241 Pu ranging from 4.5 to 34.8 mBq/g were detected in the J-Village surface soil (0-2 cm) and two litter samples. This finding of high 241 Pu activities in environmental samples after the FDNPP accidnet provided evidence of the release of Pu isotopes from the accident.”
Page 322: “Figure 1 shows correlation between 238 Pu and 137 Cs for six aliquots. The radioactivity of 238 Pu in one aliquot is clearly higher than the others, and the ratio of 238 Pu/ 239,240 Pu of the former is also higher. This result suggests the existence of hot particle of Pu in that aliquot.”
“Cesium-134 and -137, plutonium-238, -239, -240, americium-241, curium-242, -243, -244, uranium-236, are in the black dust. Curium is especially nasty. It is a neutron radiation emitter. It works on the same principle as the neutron bomb. It makes the chemical substances in human cells radioactive.”