The radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant is far from under control and could get a lot worse, a nuclear energy expert warned.
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Latest News: Japan: Surge in tritium levels::: http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/13/japan-surge-in-tritium-levels-at-fukushima-plant/
Obviously NOT under control !
Fukushima tritium levels spike 15-fold in three days: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-tritium-levels-spike-738/
Tritium is potentially dangerous if inhaled or ingested. It can combine with oxygen to form tritiated water molecules, and those can be absorbed through pores in the skin.
The low energy of tritium's radiation makes it difficult to detect tritium-labeled compounds except by using liquid scintillation counting.
Japan upset by French cartoon linking Fukushima to Olympics: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/japan-nuclear-fukushima-cartoon-idINDEE98B01S20130912
TEPCO detects high levels of groundwater radiation at Fukushima plant: http://rt.com/news/radiation-tepco-fukushima-leak-637/
Japan Olympic win boosts Abe, but Fukushima shadows linger: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/World/2013/09/09/Japan-anticipates-Olympic-boost-but-Fukushima-shadows-linger.aspx
Deadly Silence on Fukushima: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-norris-de-montaigu/deadly-silence-on-fukushi_b_859241.html << People need answers, data and honest information to help them deal with what is going on. Media blackouts, propaganda and greedy self-interested industries, of any kind, who allow human beings' health to be affected, and deaths to occur, must be stopped now. That senior TEPCO man and the leading nuclear academic in Japan did not break down crying and resign their positions because all was well at Fukushima. Think about it world, and act now before it is too late.
JUNE 14th '11 ~
KUSHIRO, Japan, June 14 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Radioactive cesium was detected from two minke whales caught off the coast of Kushiro, Hokkaido, in Japan’s so-called research whaling, a whalers’ association said ~ times moved on so think how much more has leaked!
No End Of Japanese Whaling: http://www.wdcs.org/story_details.php?select=784 << the Sankei Shinbun has just reported that Japan’s Fisheries Agency is actively re-energising coastal whaling. The Agency is directing three small whaling boats and crew from the coastal town of Ayukawa that was devastated by the tsunami to undertake next month’s planned hunt of 60 minke whales from Kushiro in Hokkaido instead.
Japan Fishermen Reject Release of Fukushima Water to Ocean: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-06/tepco-irradiated-water-find-may-signal-problem-for-bypass-plan.html
More concrete crack in the tank area with land subsidence: http://fukushima-diary.com/ < They are against media black-out ~ Please support them so they can inform the world. PLEASE click on Home above heading to give updates...
^^^ “I wouldn’t go as far as to say Japan’s reputation has been made worse, but releasing incorrect information about the radiated water problem has created trouble around the world,” Tanaka added.
Peer-to-Peer Science: The Century-Long Challenge to Respond to Fukushima
Solving the Fukushima nuclear crisis will require rethinking our whole approach to science, social media, and public diplomacy.: http://fpif.org/peer-peer-science-century-long-challenge-respond-fukushima/
BREAKING… Fukushima Disaster Leaves Hundreds of Whales Radiated to Death - See more at: http://nationalreport.net/breaking-fukushima-disaster-leaves-hundreds-whales-beached/#sthash.FWaVGL7U.dpuf From the Author: Nigel Covington:
Actually it is the NZ photo. I used it to make my point about the danger to wildlife from Fukushima, not to mention to people. << my email reply...thxu Nigel *
hearing from experts and scientist here today is that they estimate 219,000 tons of nuclear waste has leaked into the Pacific Ocean over the past two years which up until 14 days ago TEPCO had kept a secret. After it was reported that at 300 tonnes (300 long tons; 330 short tons) of “heavily contaminated water” has been leaking from a storage tanks into the ocean daily. They also state the ground water in the region has been contaminated with high levels of radiation, but since the government stepped in to take control of the site relieving TEPCO the government has said little about the events taking place here.
It is an outrage for the government to remain silent. Two scientist I spoke to on the beach tell me maybe the government has been silent because no one can yet begin to image the impact this debacle will have locally as well as globally. Scientist on the site admit this is a major event but they too can only speculate on what will come tomorrow.
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South Korea bans fisheries imports from Fukushima area: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23968282 < < this wasn't loading for me, pls read below...
The government felt it was "unclear" how the incident would develop and that information provided by the Japanese government was "not enough to predict future developments".
South Korea already had a ban on 50 fisheries products from Fukushima and seven surrounding prefectures in place.
Japan, however, said fisheries exports were safe for consumption.
"We are conducting strict safety controls based on international standards. If (radiation) readings are above the standards, shipment will be stopped," top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said.
Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/world/asia/errors-cast-doubt-on-japans-cleanup-of-nuclear-accident-site.html?src=me
3.9.13 ~ BBCnews:
Fukushima leaks: Japan pledges $470m for 'ice wall': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23940214 < But is it enough?
Japan to fund costly ice wall around Fukushima reactors to contain radioactive water leaks: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-to-fund-some-of-costly-long-term-measures-to-control-water-leaks-at-nuclear-plant/2013/09/02/0442b7c6-1442-11e3-b220-2c950c7f3263_story.html
< What about whats 'already' outside this area ???
~ High radiation spreads at ruined Fukushima plant, Japan vows aid :: http://www.smh.com.au/world/high-radiation-spreads-at-ruined-fukushima-plant-japan-vows-aid-20130903-2t1jf.html
^^^ Japanese officials also fear that international attention to the Fukushima crisis could threaten Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics, a decision set to be made by the International Olympic Committee on Saturday in Buenos Aires.
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Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/high-radiation-spreads-at-ruined-fukushima-plant-japan-vows-aid-20130903-2t1jf.html#ixzz2dpwoPqKb
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/high-radiation-spreads-at-ruined-fukushima-plant-japan-vows-aid-20130903-2t1jf.html#ixzz2dpwQiY2F
1.9.13 ~ http://news.sky.com/story/1135655/fukushima-radiation-readings-18-times-higher < Radiation levels 18 times higher!
Update on Fukushima Leaks: Unrepresentative Sampling Supports Fear Mongering: http://theenergycollective.com/rodadams/266946/update-fukushima-water-leaks-unrepresentative-sample-used-support-fear-mongering
Dumped Plutonium at Sea - Found in Fish We Eat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8du4zb6LDA
JAPAN NUCLEAR CRISIS: THE DANGERS OF RADIATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMmaduq-5bw&feature=youtu.be  << please watch !
U.K.-based nuclear energy expert Antony Froggatt told CNBC that the problem at the Fukushima plant was growing – and could haunt Japan's nuclear regulators for a number of years.
"There are many problems ahead and you can look to Chernobyl that happened in 1986 and see that they're still trying to deal with containing radioactivity around the site," said Froggatt, who is a senior research fellow at Chatham House think tank.
Level 3 ratings from regulators were rare, he said, adding that if the problem deteriorated, the authorities may need to appeal for international assistance
He said the Japanese government was "acutely embarrassed" by the leak, adding the country needed to pay more attention to the global media and Japanese public. In the meantime, the leak would impact the whole Japanese economy as the government continued to import fuel, he said.
The leak could further damage local industries already impacted by the disaster, according to the experts, and could cause a shutdown of the fishing industry around Japan if fish are found to be radioactive