30th June 2013 – Radioactive Iodine I-131 detected in school lunches in various school lunch ingredients from the North Kanto area Japan. The half life of I-131 is 8 days so were is this contamination coming from? This strongly suggests re-criticality is happening at Fukushima.
This is the explanation for the editing of the I-131 detection in school lunches document.
“Following up this article..”“Iodine-131″ detected from various school lunch ingredients from North Kanto area” [URL]
Having the detection data widely reported, on 7/1/2013 Obihiro city board of education announced on their website to state Iodine-131 was mistakenly detected.
“They stated probably because the ventilation of the analysis room was not properly operated, the radioactive noble gas Rn-222 was attached to the equipment and the descendant nuclide Pb-214 was mis-detected to be I-131 up to 17.32 Bq/kg, according to the analyzing equipment maker.
They have already changed all the I-131 readings of June to be “Not detected”. They plan to change the I-131 readings in the date of May soon as they finish analyzing as well.””
29th June.2013 – Japanese Government demands China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, drop food bans on imported Japanese foods.
28th June 2013 – Radioactive contamination detected in beef, from supermarket in Hitachi City Ibaraki Prefecture Japan. Watch the whole video to see it reach 0.45 uSv/hr when unpacked.
29th June 2013 – Higher amounts of Cesium 137/134 detected in Tokyo tap water, than in Fukushima city tap water.
29th June 2013 – At the Fukushima disaster site massive amounts of groundwater contamination 3,000,000 Bq/m3, has been detected near the sea.
28th June 2013 – Map of combined Cesium 137/134 contamination of fresh water fish in central Honshu island Japan.
26th June 2013 – After two years the April 2011 radioactive Iodine I-131 deposition for part of Eastern Japan has been released. The maps show contamination of radioactive Iodine in the 400 square kilometer area around Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and are based on the analysis of aerial surveys done by the US Department of
Energy on April 2, and 3 in 2011.
26th June 2013 – Cs-134/137 detected from 15 of 15 tea leaves samples in Shizuoka prefecture Japan
26th June 2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than that for the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.
Reported here on “Radiation Food Lab” 14th June 2013:
“1.19 million Becquerel/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011.” (See this Japanese report below)
This would mean that 36.89 million Becquerel/kg of radioactive Iodine I-129 was on leafy vegetables, at a combined total for of I-129 + I-131 38.08 million Becquerel/kg. The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131 which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years.
Another pre Fukushima Argentina studying indicates that the I-129 will eventually reach the Southern Hemisphere. As it has from other major sources like the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants of Cape de La Hague (France) and Sellafield (UK).
It would be logical to suggest that locations that had large bio-accumulation or fallout detections of Iodine I-131 from Fukushima, Japan, Southern Californian Kelp, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Europe etc., should be multiplying their detections by 31, to get their fallout amounts of Iodine I-129! (These large Iodine I-131 detection reports are listed here at “Radiation Food Lab”.)
I have been informed by a reliable source, the reason the general population was not advised to or issued with Potassium Iodine pills, is that there was a worldwide shortage at the time. It was not possible to supply them to everyone. So who was chosen get them at the time?
With this level of long life Iodine contamination bio-accumulating in the environment, the question needs to be asked. Is it necessary to take a clean sourced Iodine supplement for the rest of one’s life?
Iodine supplements are not for everyone. We are all different. Some people taking them can get adverse side effects. No one should take them without medical advice from their doctor.
This is a subject that needs further research.
23rd June 2013 – 20 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from pickled plum in Miyagi Japan.
23rd June 2013 – 2.5 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 detected from canned meat sauce manufactured in Kumamoto Japan.