Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Iodine-131 Levels in Fukushima Sludge Spiked in July 2015

Fukushima Diary is reporting that Fukushima sewage plants detected high levels of Iodine--131, over 1,000 Bq/Kg, in dry sewage sludge in Fukushima Prefecture in July.  Iodine-131 is a fission product with a roughly 8 day half-life. The reading could possibly have come from cancer patients' treatment but I don't thinks so based on my webcam observations from July.

Here is an excerpt from the the Fukushima Dairy post:
The highest I-131 density of this year detected in 2 Fukushima sewage plants http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/09/the-highest-i-131-density-of-this-year-detected-in-2-fukushima-sewage-plants/
According to Fukushima sewage public corporation, this July over 1,000 Bq/Kg of Iodine-131 was detected in dry sewage sludge. The sewage plant is located in Da-te District of Fukushima prefecture.  
High level of I-131 was measured this May, however this reading of July is the highest density of this year. (cf, Significant level of I-131 detected from dry sludge of Fukushima sewage plant after rain in May [URL]) I-131 was detected from the samples collected from 7/9/2015 to 7/29/2015.
I took a quick look at my webcam posts from July to see if I recorded any unusual events.

I did:

July 31 I documented the stained pink sky visible on the Futaba cam and the ship that looks like a pumpership in Fukushima Daiichi's harbor:


Even more interesting is my post from July 30 on "high strangeness on the TBS cam":


Here are screenshots from that event:


See also this post from July 21:

I find the link between the spiking Iodine-131 and July webcam observations troubling.

Together, they provide additional circumstantial evidence that the Daiichi melts are still smoldering.


  1. Tepco reports that unit 1 is emitting small amounts of xenon, a sign of fissioning. I don't know if that means it is definite or not, or whether that is a large enough amount to be measured as iodine. Pink Skies Over Fukushima (not a romantic comedy) may be a sign of fissioning that is unreported by Tepco (known liars) but then it would be nice to have independent verification of the data at Fukushima. At any rate we know those reactor buildings are very hot, whether they are fissioning or not, I recall 10 sieverts per hour in one spot, which would kill anyone in a few minutes. Also, it seems that iodine would show up in other places, such as soil, food or water if it was from fissioning, not only in sewer sludge. Apparently medical waste with radioactivity is very common. Or, welcome to the 2020 Fissioning Olympics in Tokyo, not very good PR.

    - Richard Wilcox "Reporting from Tokyo"

  2. "Nuclear power kills! The real reason the NRC cancelled its nuclear site cancer study"
    Whoever wants to know, knows.

  3. Hi Majia,

    I remember all of the screenshots you and others were posting in July, Fukushima looked at its most terrifying to me since August 2013.

    These spikes in activity on the webcams have been followed by spikes in iodine 131 in the sludge since 2011.

    There is no doubt that there is ongoing fissioning, ask all the kids who have nodules and cancer in their thyroids.

    The ongoing fissioning is why they scheduled the Olympics in Tokyo.

    Thanks for all you do, Majia.


    July 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm Log in to Reply
    Alert for radiation readings this week:

    People watching the webcams have reported an event ongoing at Fukushima

    Pure water, Majia, Nuckelchen, Horse, irhologram and many others are posting images and describing an event with:

    yellow gases coming up from the ground
    black smoke
    Pink skies, etc.

    Fallout from such an event would likely hit the west coast by July 4th, and the rest of the U.S. thereafter.

    Some of their images:


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    July 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm Log in to Reply
    thanks no nukes

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    July 1, 2015 at 10:54 pm Log in to Reply
    Thanks, cannotdo1, it looks like it may have started back around May 20th, as test results showed increased iodine 131. Thanks to Bobby1 for the links.

    July 1st 2015: 35 times background in Ontario, Canada (hottest rain I've ever had)

    Recent increases in Iodine 131 in Japan:
    google translate:
    "Fukushima of dewatered sludge. 11 days from May latter half of the 20th day to 31 days. Large amounts of iodine-131 is detected." https://twitter.com/cmk2wl/status/611319019925319680

    Looks like the jet stream will come in at Vancouver and then dip down to the U.S.

  4. Great to hear from you No Nukes.

    I agree with your conclusions.

    Scary to think those cores are still fissioning away...


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