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Full Meltdown At Fukushima: Radiation Levels In Nearby Seawater At 3,000 Times Above Normal

31 Mar

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Had you read this description of what actually happened during one of the Fukushima reactor explosions ANYWHERE in the USA mainstream media?

UK Nuclear Expert: “There were a huge number of spent fuel rods sitting on top of the reactor, so when it exploded, and everybody saw it exploding, all those fuel rods went up in the air. And as we now know, it has melted down.”

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Japan Radiation, Pacific Jet Stream, USA Health and Safety Update 3.26.11

26 Mar
Map of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

The Fukushima Prefecture

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News from Japan about the progress of the clean up after recent Fukushima tsunami related nuclear accidents and explosions is mixed, and often conflicting. Here is the latest, compiled from diverse sources. This post will be updated throughout the day, so visit the page and reload for the latest news.

Radiation Levels in Japanese Seawater Spike Off Coast of Fukushima

Radiation Levels Rise at Fukushima As Government States Situation is Stable

Radiation Levels Up, Japanese Government Reveals Missteps

French Nuclear Expert Discusses Possibility of Total Meltdown at Fukushima

“The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is still very grave,” said Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a news conference. “We are still not at a stage where we can be optimistic.”

Earlier News Report From Right After the First Explosions – Note Commentary!

radiation forecasting links:

http://www.woweather.com/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=us&VAR=webcam&SA…

http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

http://www.epa.gov (click on radiation update)

http://www.irsn.fr/EN/Pages/home.aspx

http://www.nucleartourist.com/

http://www.stuk.fi/index_en.html

http://www.mext.go.jp/english/radioactivity_level/detail/1303962.htm

http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

http://www.mapion.co.jp/topics/genpatu/

http://strahlenbelastung.wo-wann-wer.de/

dutch radiation monitoring:

http://www.rivm.nl/milieuportaal/dossier/meetnetten/radioactiviteit/resultaten/

swiss radiation monitoring:

https://www.naz.ch/en/aktuell/zeitverlaeufe.html

Finland radiation monitoring:

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P160_01.html

http://www.yle.fi/tekstitv/html/P867_02.html

French radiation monitoring: (thanks to youtube user: RehKurts ! )

http://sws.irsn.fr/sws/mesure/index

http://www.irsn.fr/FR/Documents/france.htm

jet stream forecasting:

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/CT/animate.arctic.color.0.html

http://nowcoast.noaa.gov/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tropicalwx/satpix/nwpac_ir4_loop.php

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250

Alternative News Forum #1 in Search Results for Japan Earthquake Reports, Updates

24 Mar
Clouds along a jet stream over Canada.

The Pacific Jet Stream Aerial View

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The sparsity of actual solid news reporting by American media outlets on the emerging radioactive aftermath of multiple Fukushima Reactor explosions has distressed the American public, further it’s made “breaking news reports” more urgently needed from competent bloggers and online alternative news outlets.

While the mainstream American media has now moved on to renewed interest in their more routine topics such as Libya, US politics,  Hollywood et al,  successive waves of incoming weather set adrift by the constant pacific jet stream have suddenly become urgent topics of news and commentary for Americans, especially those on the west coast. You tube reporters working from home have made constant and valuable contributions to our understanding of what is taking place, and it’s now becoming clear that soon the so called “alternative” news media, may in fact become THE FUTURE of news media.

While “We the People” press on, slowly taking back their country, a NEW news media that supports and actually follows and listens to “We the People” is now emerging with them. With one eye on the post I am always writing, and another on what Big Media is doing, I have been incredulous as I watched in recent days while Big Media moved on from the Japan disaster, minimizing and mostly ignoring the concerns of American families, who still wonder how safe our own air is in the wake of multiple explosions at Fukushima.   In contrast I have watched brilliant citizen journalism explode out of nowhere, as more alternative news media sources sprang to life with hourly updates, videos showing USA Geiger counter reports, and up-to-date jet stream data.

This point was driven home tonight when I innocently ran a Google search, looking to see if any new earthquakes had hit Japan in the past 24 hours.  It was my own web portal, Alternative News Forum, that came up number 1 in the search results. I’m definitely pleased to be #1 in the results, but it does make me wonder: where are the reporters who should be writing about the ongoing radiation issues surrounding the collapsing Fukushima Reactor complex?

When a part time home based news blogger hits number one in the search results for news about earthquakes in Japan and jet stream radiation reports, shouldn’t we all be really worried about the lack of reporting on this issue?  I’m not ready to speak the dreaded phrase “news blackout” because it’s just too insane to even consider. But why are there so few American media outlets reporting hourly on this situation in the United States?

Here’s the screen shot:

Chase Kyla Hunter 3.24.11 1:22 am  pacific time

Daily Yomiuri Twitter News Feed from Japan for 3.23.11

24 Mar
From top left: Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower, Rainbow ...

Image via Wikipedia

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The Daily Yomiuri is an english language Twitter news feed from Japan that steadily updates on post disaster conditions, the water quality in Tokyo, possible irradiated foods, and other urgent breaking news that affects public health and safety for the Japanese people and for American news media outlets who are still covering the post quake environment. Below is their twitter feed from the past 24 hours. If you have friends or relatives who are still in Japan, or if you just want to stay abreast of actual timely news on what is happening, you can subscribe to the Daily Yomiuri twitter feed here.

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The government will likely have to pay at least 120 billion yen for damages caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident.http://bit.ly/h1xtfJ
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Tokyo govt says level of radioactive iodine found in Tokyo’s water has fallen back to a level that is safe for infants to drink.
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The govt says it’s been flooded with calls about “yellow radioactivity” falling from the sky. It’s actually just pollen http://bit.ly/fTsMHe
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Official police toll as of 9am: 9,523 dead and 16,067 missing.
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Iodine-131 at 131 becquerels (over the infant-safe limit of 100) has been detected in the water of Chiba and Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture.
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This afternoon, only Group 1 will experience a planned power outage. All other groups’ blackouts have been canceled for the day.
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Sighs of relief as electricity, lighting were finally restored to control room for reactor at Fukushima N-plant. http://bit.ly/gmvrJh
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Holding on to hope, rescuers keep searching for thousands of people still missing after the quake and tsunami. http://bit.ly/fWwD0l
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@
@yakulto @tokyoreporter Yes, iodine-131. Sorry for the mistake. Corrected tweet posted.
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Iodine-131 at 120 becquerels (over the infant-safe limit of 100) has been detected in the water of Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
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Foreign Ministry confirms deaths of 2 more Japanese in last month’s Christchurch earthquake, bringing Japanese death toll to 24.
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The govt ordered shipments of 11 vegetables from Fukushima Pref halted after radiation above legal limits was detected.http://bit.ly/eJQ1Jz
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by DailyYomiuri
24日(金)付は「ミセス・ヒッポの英語de子育て」。今回はDinner’s ready.のように「~できたよ」という意味のreadyを取り上げます。1日で何回も使える便利な表現なので、場面ごとの例文もたくさんご紹介。筆者の井原香織さんは「英語de子育て」歴10年のベテランです。
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Intl Institute of Education says it will give $5000 scholarships to Japanese studying in the US whose families were victims of the disaster.
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Pic of Tokyo firefighters delivering packaged water to an Inagi, Tokyo, nursery school: http://bit.ly/fT6vGD
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Black smoke has reportedly stopped coming from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima N-plant and water spraying has resumed.#jpquake
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Weather agency says tsunami that hit Miyako in Iwate was at least 8.5 meters high, while Ofunato was swamped by a wave at least 8 m high.
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As demand has plunged after the quake, Tsukiji fish market says high-end seafood prices are dropping drastically. Sea urchin is down 50%.
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US Ambassador John Roos visited a shelter housing 1,200 disaster victims in Miyagi Prefecture yesterday. Pic: http://bit.ly/fNuf0w
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Lights come in the central control room of reactor at Fukushima N-plant after electricity supply was restored. http://bit.ly/fr3Xob
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Hospital administrator gave his life to protect phone that was doctors’ only link to outside world after tsunami. http://bit.ly/gMLXaB
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Aftershock that hit Kanto at 8:56 a.m. was magnitude 4.9, measured lower 5 on Japan intensity scale in parts of Ibaraki Pref.
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#NHK says it had broadcast 254 hours of #jpquake-related coverage as of Tuesday.
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In Thursday’s DY: The rescuers still holding on to the hope quake survivors could be found, and how to cope without running water.
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Actress Ryoko Hirosue gave birth to a boy yesterday, she announced on her website.
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The foreign ministry says 25 nations have temporarily closed their embassies in Tokyo since the March 11 earthquake. #jpquake
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Govt spokesman says Tokyo water radiation levels are “no problem” for adults and non-infant children, asks people not to horde bottled water
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Tokyo, Yokohama firefighters have stopped spraying water on reactor 3 at the Fukushima N-plant because of the gray smoke sighted minutes ago
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Japan nuclear safety agency says it doesn’t know the cause of the smoke coming from No. 3 reactor at Fukushima N-power plant.
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Local govts will soon be instructed to collect vehicles destroyed by the Tohoku tsunami and scrap them. http://bit.ly/hmEWpA
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Grey smoke has been spotted coming from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant, workers have evacuated the area.
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TEPCO says black smoke coming from No. 3 reactor at Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers have been evacuated.
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Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Nepal, Ecuador, Panama and Finland have moved their embassy functions from Tokyo to W. Japan due to #jpquake.
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The Cabinet Office estimates reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake will cost between 16 trillion and 25 trillion yen.
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Updated Yomiuri photo collection on the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami: http://bit.ly/h0MxRF
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Quake leaves #Japan govt unsure how to tackle its previous priorities of social security, tax reform and TPP talks.http://bit.ly/hKxqRt
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The Supreme Court has ruled vote disparities in the 2009 House of Councillors election were in a “state of unconstitutionality.”
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Fukushima Pref is planning to build temporary housing for people evacuated from near the N-plant, signaling they won’t be going home soon.
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Tokyo officials say levels of radioactive iodine found in city water pose no immediate health risk to adults.
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Video footage released by the Tokyo Fire Dept shows nighttime work at the Fukushima N-plant: http://bit.ly/eYnZeh
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Tokyo govt advises that babies not be given tap water in Tokyo’s 23 wards, Musashino, Machida, Tama, Mitaka and Inagi.
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