Skip to comments.Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan (3rd highest: Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Posted on 11/26/2011 4:33:04 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Cesium from Fukushima plant fell all over Japan
November 26, 2011
By HIROSHI ISHIZUKA / Staff Writer
Radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have now been confirmed in all prefectures, including Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, about 1,700 kilometers from the plant, according to the science ministry.
The ministry said it concluded the radioactive substances came from the stricken nuclear plant because, in all cases, they contained cesium-134, which has short half-life of two years.
Before the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, radioactive substance were barely detectable in most areas.
But the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's survey results released on Nov. 25 showed that fallout from the Fukushima plant has spread across Japan. The survey covered the cumulative densities of radioactive substances in dust that fell into receptacles during the four months from March through June.
Figures were not available for Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, where the measurement equipment was rendered inoperable by the March 11 disaster.
The highest combined cumulative density of radioactive cesium-134 and cesium-137 was found in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, at 40,801 becquerels per square meter. That was followed by 22,570 becquerels per square meter in Yamagata, the capital of Yamagata Prefecture, and 17,354 becquerels per square meter in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.
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Wait a minute, when this plant was melting down someone told me the problem was no worse than the radiation from the sun.
Thank you VERY much for keeping up with this. I don’t reply much but I appreciate your pings.
Dreadful, horrible, no words are sufficient.
Well, unless you’re going to evacuate Japan, no sense worrying about it now.
What results are predicted?
They might have been right. Jury is still out.
But as I stated in my prior post, unless you’re going to relocate everyone in Japan, might as well relax.
Not just that but that radiation exposure was a good thing.
I am amazed that the truth got out - TEPCO and some parts of the government seemed so determined to prevent people from knowing about this. Wonder how the shell shocked populace will react. Prayers for the people of Japan.
Yea, you heard that too? What am I to believe now...
Same as I did then.
These nukes are not safe.
I’ve been to Shinjuku. It’s just barely west of Tokyo. What that map seems to show is NOT what the headline says. Or vice versa.
They might have been right. Jury is still out.
But as I stated in my prior post, unless youre going to relocate everyone in Japan, might as well relax.
I always wondered what nuclear shills would say if the scope of damage caused by a completely selfish, indifferent nuclear power industry and its bff (gov) was exposed. Your ‘let them eat cake’ answer is a perfect illustration of the nuke shill level of avarice.
Oh I imagine that those living near Fukushima who were told NOT to give their children potassium iodide might want to ‘do’ something to those who prevented their children from employing measures in place meant to protect their thyroids. And why were they told NOT to distribute potassium iodide? Why was SPEEDI data withheld? Oh lots and lots of questions need to be answered and people living in highly contaminated zones just might want to move their children to less contaminated zones. Then they’ll want to learn all they can, medically and practically,from those living in the aftermath of the last massive nuclear power industry disaster (Chernobyl)for which the nuclear power industry still refuses responsibility and lies about and they may want to look at other power plants they built on seismically active zones in Japan. They may want to, oh I don’t know, get rid of the liars and thieves who refuse to accept responsibility for the unspeakable damage caused.
Your “jury is still out” actually convened over 25 years ago in the Ukraine. We have decades of medical proof showing the disease and illness caused by living in regions contaminated by radioactive cesium.
And now for some good nuke news...
“TOKYO After 34 years, the United States is expected to resume construction of nuclear reactors by the end of the year, and Toshiba will export turbine equipment for the reactors to the U.S. early next month, it was learned Saturday...
Following the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear-power plant, the NRC placed priority on safety assessments for existing nuclear-power plants, delaying the screening of new projects.
No construction on reactors has been carried out in the United States since January 1978.”
34 years of paralyzing superstition! Ain’t modern society grand?
So, you’re looking at a map showing Japan coated with radioactive cesium and you think people who hope to avoid having their country coated in radioactive cesium are ‘superstitious’?
I wonder if the extent to which radioactive cesium from Japan fell in the US will be exposed before the end of the year or not?
Guess those wonderful neon lights of Shinjuku are gonna be glowing just a tad brighter than before....
Did you...even for one tiny moment...have a little flicker of compassion for what the Japanese face when you read this article...before you went to get that pro nuclear lobby link? Is it possible that you hope to capitalize on the tragedy of the Japanese somehow? Because I really am taken aback by your decision to gleefully post that the nuclear power industry is pushing ahead in this country without acknowledging what it has done to the country of Japan.
Notice the nuke power industry simply denies Chernobyl a) had victims and b) still has victims and c) will have victims for countless generations? With your ‘yippee we get more money!...I mean...another power plant!’ post ill-placed here, you along with Larry Lucido are blazing another trail - you plan to behave as if the nuclear power industry a) did not harm the future of an entire nation and b) continues to feel a great sense of entitlement to the right to harm other nations.
Wish you cared about the Japanese half as much as you care about nuclear power. Prayers for the people of Japan.
If Japan also foregoes a generation of nuclear energy production , as we did after TMI, I assume you’ll be ecstatic ‘Mr Sympathy’.
Nuclear energy is the cleanest, most efficient form of energy available to humanity.
ransomnote: And you are posting this on a thread displaying a map showing the entire nation of Japan coated with radiation?
If they had improved the automatic shutdown systems some time over the last 40 years or so, there wouldnt be an issue right now.
ransomnote: How grand of you to theorize in defense of nuke power. So you have decided your prophesy will exonerate the nuke power industry by implying the old ‘if only the peasants would let the nuke power industry build more and newer plants’!
Incompetence and mismanagement in the nuke power industry is entrenched and heavily defended and is responsible for Fukushim and Chernobyl. TEPCO was in trouble for lying about safety inspections (and publicly admitted it) BEFORE the disaster. TEPCO and Japan ignored research showing that the plant was in a seismically active area and exposed to risk of tsunami etc. Did you read how TEPCO rewarded an employee for concealing a flaw to a containment vessel which allowed TEPCO to save millions of dollars? I did! That vessel was bound for reactor 4 - I wonder what would have happened if it were in place when the earthquake hit - even with modern ‘shutdown’ capacity? What about placing all those nuke plants so close together and spent fuel held aloft so no one can get close enough to keep water in the spent fuel pool as the area becomes more radioactive? If a spent fuel pool fails from continued seismic activity - no one will be able to get near the other spent fuel pools to maintain them. How about the fact that Japan built the worlds largest nuclear power plant in the world without realizing that it was placed atop a seismic fault?
Once something goes wrong - nuke power companies like TEPCO simply refuse to cooperate with the public interest but just circle the wagons and the government helps lie and cover for them because the government is their insurer. Tell me, how is the insurer stepping up to the plate in japan? Did you read that TEPCO asserts that radioactive cesium is the responsibility of the landowner and does not ‘belong’ to TEPCO. I did. These are just a few of the incompetent, vile mismanagement aspects of the nuclear power industry (responsible for Fukushima) that modern ‘shutdown systems’ would not address.
That is awesome news, if true.