Monthly Archives: March 2011

The EPA’s PATHETIC radiation monitoring network

3/29 8:30 pm Standard Mountain Time (3/30 11:30 AM JPN-time): Just in from Kyodo (news service in Japan): “Radioactive iodine 3,355 times legal limit found in seawater near plant” (If they’s using the adult legal limit of 300 Bq/L, we’re talking … Continue reading

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Cs137 fallout rivals Chernobyl.

New Scientist – March 29, 2011:  Caesium fallout from Fukushima rivals Chernobyl by Debora MacKenzie.   Excerpt:  “An analysis of MEXT’s data by New Scientist shows just how elevated the levels are. After the 1986 Chernobyl accident, the most highly contaminated … Continue reading

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10 million times normal was not a mistake

“TEPCO has confirmed that radiation levels in water inside the damaged reactors is about 100 rems (1 Sievert) per hour. Apparently that’s only 100,000 times above normal, not 10 million times.” (Source: NIRS, an activist site, no less; all mainstream … Continue reading

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The Japanese are held in loving prayers.

Entry Gate towards Kami Shrine at Shambhala Mountain Center, where I lived in 2004. http://www.shambhalamountain.org/ Growing up practicing Judo, reading Yoko Tsuno (a Belgian Comic strip), recalling a brief teenage fascination with anti-gravity research by Japanese Prof Seike Shinichi (perhaps … Continue reading

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Tomgrams on disasters and nuclear myths melting down

Two excellent pieces of sane perspectives – neither alarmist, nor denialist: The Earthquake Kit, by Rebecca Solnit, Posted at 5:50pm, March 27, 2011 on http://www.Tomdispatch.com: “Somewhere, someone should write about the official euphemisms that accompany disasters.  …” Read the full story at … Continue reading

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Fallout across US: danger lost in dose translation

# Fukuchima Fallout across the USA. # Calculating dose (in µSv) from Bq/L measurements. # Why comparing doses can be deceptive. # Fallout (traces of I-131 and sometimes Cs-137) from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been confirmed detected … Continue reading

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US East Coast Fallout now in rainwater too

3/28/2011 — From The Boston Globe, March 28, 2011:  “[…] …The concentration of radioiodine found in the rainwater sample was 79 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). Auerbach said that hypothetically, even if someone drank the rainwater directly, “it is still 25 … Continue reading

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