Monday, August 13, 2018

Fukushima Daiichi After Recent Earthquake

A recent earthquake off of Honshu did not result in any significant changes visible on the Fukushima Daiichi webcam, perhaps because the quake's epicenter was quite a ways south:

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake 8 miles from Isumi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan · 8:35 PM
However, the view of units 1 and 2 is rather strange looking. There is clearly stuff on the lens:
The view of units 3 and 4 is more sedate. New machinery can be seen in front of the white vent stack.

News on the plant is scarce unless one goes to the TEPCO website directly.
I read that a Japanese artist is facing censure for producing a statute of a girl wearing what looks like radioactive-protective clothing in Fukushima:
Kyodo (2018, August 13).Japanese artist faces backlash for ‘unscientific’ statue of child in protective gear in Fukushima.South China Morning Post.
Yanobe apologised on his website Friday for “discomforting” some people with his artwork, which was created in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant meltdown and installed near JR Fukushima station in the city of Fukushima on August 3.
It is a strange world when reputational damage trumps frank discussions of hazards to children.


  1. Good Article and Site Majia
    Fukushima evacuee arrested, jailed at Hiroshima memorial
    Posted on August 13, 2018

    Speaker at the Go West Come West memorial, Hiroshima, August 6, 2018
    Among the many commemorative events all around the Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6 was an evening memorial service for victims of both the Bomb and nuclear power by Go West, Come West. It is a civic association of evacuees from the March, 2011 Fukushima disaster and their supporters who are challenging the Japanese government’s response to the ongoing catastrophe affecting all of eastern Japan as inadequate and cruel.

    This is their story about how police then arrested one of their members on trumped-up charges.

    Emergency Statement on the Oppression at the Hands of the Local Police against the Fukushima Nuclear Evacuees’ August 6 Hiroshima Action.

    Hiroshima Police Unlawfully Arrested a Citizen to Silence Evacuees Appealing about Ongoing Fukushima Disaster.

    A Serious Threat to Human Right and Free Speech.

    We demand that the Hiroshima police immediately release the arrested friend of the nuclear evacuees who participated in August 6 Hiroshima actions!

    We, an organization of evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and their supporters, attended various peace rallies and events held in Hiroshima on August 6th 2018, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of 1945 nuclear atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Survivors of Hiroshima atomic bombing and Fukushima nuclear evacuees are both victims of nuclear disaster and radiation.

    Our goal was to unite with Hiroshima and act together to end these ongoing disasters in the world.

    There on the night of the 6th, in front of the great number of people coming for these peace events from all over the world, we gave speeches in both Japanese and English. Our speech was for remembrance of those killed by the

    1. At the rate earthquakes are occuring at Fukushima and by the Damaged reactors, reopened in Japan, one will go soon. Do you think, they will give us any notice?

      Solid Evidence of the Deadly nature of radionuclides
      HowardAugust 9, 2018 at 4:42 PM



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      Russia: the World’s Asbestos Behemoth – ICIJ

      MOSCOW — In the aptly named city of Asbest, in the Ural Mountains 900 miles (1500 km) northeast of Moscow, the dominance of Russia’s asbestos industry — the world’s largest — is on clear display. Just east of the city is the massive open-pit Uralasbest mine. At seven miles (11 km) long and 1-½ miles (2.5 km) wide, it is nearly half the size of Manhattan — and more than a thousand feet (300 meters) deep. Nearly half a million metric tons of asbestos are gouged from the mine each year.

      Seventy thousand people live in Asbest, once known as “the dying city” for its extraordinary rates of lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. But Uralasbest does not appear to have suffered any loss of status. It and other Russian asbestos producers operate with the swagger that comes from unwavering government support. Controversy bypasses them, perhaps in no small measure because Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is their ally. Nothing, it seems, is allowed to interfere with an industry that employs 400,000 people and, along with its counterpart in neighboring Kazakhstan, generates at least $800 million a year.

      via Russia: the World’s Asbestos Behemoth – ICIJ

    4. "W ell before Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars,” Manno writes about former German Major General Walter Dornberger, formerly in charge of the entire Nazi rocket program, who “in 1947 as a consultant to the U.S Air Force and adviser to the Department of Defense…wrote a planning paper for his new employers. He proposed a system of hundreds of nuclear-armed satellites all orbiting at different altitudes and angles, each capable or reentering the atmosphere on command from Earth to proceed to its target. The Air Force began early work on Dornberger’s idea under the acronym NABS (Nuclear Armed Bombardment Satellites).”

      Then came “Star Wars.” Reagan on a visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, when he was its governor, met with atomic physicist Edward Teller, the “father” of the hydrogen bomb and the director of the lab, who outlined for him a plan of having orbiting hydrogen bombs that would energize X-ray lasers. “As the bomb at the core of an X-ray battle station exploded, multiple beams would flash out to strike multiple targets before the entire station consumed itself in in a ball of nuclear fire,” explained New York Times reporter William Broad in his 1986 book Star Warriors."

    5.  This is the age of ultimate  trump and republican corrumption and criminality . Russia has the largest and, one of the only asbestos mines left ,in the world. Any semblance of logic that theyy are not uncaring psychopaths. is all an illusion. Thee republicans, are making trillions on insider trading on the helterskelter tariffs that only make sense, to wall street crooks . 

      They will make trillions from kickbacks from russia for buying there asbestos, so that millions of americans can die horrible mesothelioma deaths

      Along with mineralogical observation, we have analyzed forty-four major and trace elements in extracted asbestos bodies (fibers and proteins attached to them) with coexisting fiber-free ferruginous protein bodies from extirpative lungs of individuals with malignant mesothelioma. Observarions and patients’ characteristics suggest that inhaled iron-rich asbestos fibers and dust particles,  induce ferruginous protein body formation resulting in ferritin aggregates in lung tissue that contain radium from the asbestos. Chemical analysis of ferruginous protein bodies extracted from lung tissues reveals anomalously high concentrations of radioactive radium, reaching millions of times higher concentration than that of seawater. Continuous and prolonged internal exposure to hotspot ionizing radiation from radium and its daughter nuclides could cause strong and frequent DNA damage in lung tissue, initiate different types of tumour cells, including malignant mesothelioma rights and content


      226Ra has been measured in five asbestos group minerals. The activity levels are variable, are consistent with other forms of rock and range from 0.01–0.4 pCi 226Ra/g. Alpha particles from asbestos fibers immobilized in the lower lung near pleural surfaces and in the upper lung on bronchial surfaces may be implicated in initiating mesothelioma and bronchial carcinoma.


    6. Get a geiger counter that measures alpha, beta, and gamma. For samples that have water. The water, has to be evaporated, leaving a residue. For other things with water, they should be dehydrated. Many smoke alarms have a radiation source in them, that will tell you how well your geiger counter is. Dont listen to bullshit, about background radiation.
      Radiation detection with a good detector is simple. Keep it so.

      You can tell with a radiation source, like a uranite or other safe sources, that are for sale. There are also thorium welding rod, that your geiger is working properly. You will be able to tell, after getting a feel for the geiger counter.

      You will know that there is
      something radioactive around or, there are excess radionuclide particles, in the air.

      Samples can also be gathered and sent to laboratories for mass spectrometry analysis of what radionuclides are present. MARCO kaltofen does this.

      If you have a gamma scintillator and two good geiger counters, you can approximate what radionuclides are presents using extrapolation.

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  3. Glad Cecali Helper twitter back up. Mostly very great info. Thanks cecalli

  4. Why is it that sticky jagged fibers, like fiberglass, dont cause mesothelioma when embedded in lung tissue yet, asbestos does cause cancer and mesothelioma. It is because asbestos fibers, are radioactive. They are mineral fibers, extracted from the earth. Asbestos fibers, contain radium. When lodged in soft tissue, the asbestos fibers, constantly emmit alpha rays that are mutagenic, chemotoxic, and carcinogenic to the surrounding tissue microenvironment.

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