Saturday, August 3, 2019

Work at Fukushima Daiichi and Netc Radiation Levels

Yesterday, on August 2, the Asahi Shimbun reported that work is underway to "topple dangerous exhaust stack":
The exhaust stack, which is 120 meters tall and 3.2 meters in diameter, was used for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors.... Immediately after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, radiation levels at the base of the chimney exceeded more than 10 sieverts per hour. In 2015, radiation levels still hovered at 2 sieverts per hour, the highest among all outdoor areas of the plant.
The radiation levels emanating from this exhaust stack are too high for humans to get near.

I suspected that toppling this stack could increase atmospheric radiation levels.

Yesterday, Nuclear Emergency Tracking (NETC) readings, when viewed across the last 24 hours, showed a big spike and then the monitors around Tokyo were turned off entirely. NETC uses official radiation monitors for its monitoring system.

Although my observations could have been unrelated to the work at Daiichi, the US Radnet system repeatedly had gaps in periods in 2011 and 2012 when radiation levels were spiking. I have the charts to document those gaps.

Toppling the stack is no doubt necessary and the increased risk of exposure warranted but perhaps rather than hiding increased radiation levels from the public, officials should warn people who might be most impacted given efforts at re-settling radiation refugees.

But warning people of the dangers of radiation risk has the effect of increasing their awareness and that is something the global nuclear industry advcocates fear.

yesterday taken 8/2 at noon



  1. Fallout Map of the Hundreds of Open Air Nuclear Bombs the US Government Detonated On its own Citizens from 1952 TO 1963. Fallout went all across the United states from Nevada to the east coast and cut a swath from Mexico and the Gulf Coast to Canada. You know it Blew Back on California. Only about 5 western states that were west of the blasts did not get is so bd. The Government Made up for that of Course, with things Like Hanford, Los Alamos and INL. The fallout probably circled the world like Fukushima does. Nevada and southern Utah are completely Black with Fallout for 11 years. They lie and lie and lie some more.

    1. Fallout Map

    INL fire

    A wildfire burned 90,000 acres around the Idaho National Atomic Laboratory July 23-26, 2019. There were other wildfires in the area. The Idaho National Laboratory Nuclear Reservation, is 900 square miles. Almost a million acres. The fire burned, all the way to reactor buildings, on the nuclear reservation. Many muclear reactors have been tested there. click here "Various organizations have built more than 50 reactors at what is commonly called "the Site", including the ones that gave the world its first usable amount of electricity from nuclear power and the power plant for the world's first nuclear submarine. Although many are now decommissioned, these facilities are the largest concentration of reactors in the world." INL History". Idaho National Laboratory. United States Department of Energy, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014.

    There are massive amounts of Radionuclidea on the million acre INL Resevation. There were 2 known meltdowns of Nuclear Reactors at INL and, maybe more The meltdown at the Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One (SL-1) in south-central Idaho is to date the only fatal meltdown in U.S. history. The SL-1 before it blew up. The nuclear reactor is in the cylindrical structure. Nuclear Meltdown in Idaho: 3 occured in the late fifties

    There are and have been 50 nuclear Reactors at INL Reservation. There are incredible amounts of nuclear waste stored and buried there. A lot of that waste went up in smoke with 65 years of nuclear reactor meltdown fallout, from more than 90 thouasand acres burning and, you are breathing it America!




      Seaweed algea to feed on that runoff as it circulates, he said. For example, Irma’s heavy rainfall sent storm water surging into rivers across the state, sending a pulse of polluted water out into the ocean through inlets along Florida’s coasts. Along with nutrients from six sewage outfalls in South Florida, he said the elevated coastal nutrients in 2017 nourished the sargassum.

      “Our research shows when these plants become enriched like this, they can double their biomass in 10 days to two weeks,” he said. “It’s just like the blue-green algae coming from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie Estuary.

      USF researchers are studying how the seaweed blooms affect fish and other marine life and whether their arrival can be forecast in advance, Wang said. “There’s so much sargassum out there, it must have a huge impact to the ocean chemistry.”



      A deadly fungal infection called candida auris is spreading across the globe, and no one knows how to stop it
      July 30, 2019, 2:40 PM UTC
      Candida Auris
      A fungus called candida auris is spreading around the world at an alarming rate because it is resistant to drug treatments.

      Some experts believe the global increase in candida auris is due in part to climate change.

      Drug-resistant "superbugs" like candida auris evolve to resist existing treatments. That makes them exceptionally dangerous.

      Every year, an estimated 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant superbugs — germs that evolve so quickly, existing treatment options can't eradicate them.

      But it's not just deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections that are spreading. We also have to worry about drug-resistant fungal infections, too.

      A deadly, drug-resistant fungus called candida auris is spreading on a global scale and causing what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "urgent threats."

      doctors first found candida auris in the ear discharge of a patient in Japan. Since then, the fungus has spread not just to the U.S., but also numerous other countries, including Colombia, India, and South Korea, according to the CDC.

      The CDC reported the first seven cases of candida auris in the United States in August 2016. In May 2017, a total of 77 cases were reported in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. After looking at people in contact with those first 77 cases, the CDC determined that the quick-spreading fungus had infected 45 more.

    4. As of May 31, 2019, there are 685 confirmed cases of candida auris in the United States alone.

      People with weakened immune systems are at high risk for candida auris
      Typically, candida auris affects people with weakened immune systems who are in the hospital or have severe illnesses, according to the CDC. In fact, candida auris outbreaks have been reported in hospitals and healthcare centers around the world.

      In the UK, an intensive care unit had to shut down after they found 72 people there were infected with candida auris, and in Spain, a hospital found 372 patients had the fungus. Some 41% of the Spanish hospital patients affected died within 30 days of being diagnosed.

      Candida auris worries healthcare experts because it can't be contained with existing drug treatments. It even has the ability to survive on surfaces like walls and furniture for weeks on end, according to the CDC. People who contract these drug-resistant diseases typically die soon after contracting them because of their untreatable nature.

      Read more: A Nevada woman died from a bug that resisted 26 antibiotics — here's why it's so hard to develop new ones

      Most fungal and bacterial infections can be stopped using drugs. But with drug-resistant fungi and bacteria, their genes evolve so quickly that the treatment meant to target them proves ineffective and allows the dangerous disease to spread.

      Candida auris is difficult to diagnose and resistant to treatment

      To make matters worse, many people who carry drug-resistant diseases don't show any symptoms and spread them unknowingly. According to the CDC, 1 in 10 people the agency screened for superbugs carried a drug-resistant disease without knowing it.

      More specifically, someone may not realize they have candida auris if they are also sick with another illness, the CDC wrote on its website. Fever and chills that don't go away following drug treatment are common candida auris symptoms, but the only way to diagnose the fungus is through a lab test.

      Some experts say climate change is contributing to the global spread of candida auris

      Doctors and researchers are still unsure what causes drug-resistant diseases, but they do know there are different strains of candida auris in different parts of the world, causing them to believe the fungus didn't come from a single place, The New York Times reported.

      Some experts think heavy use of pesticides and other antifungal treatments caused candida auris to pop up in a variety of locations around the same time. In 2013, researchers reported on another drug-resistant fungus called Aspergillus and observed that it existed in places where a pesticide that targeted that specific fungus was used.

      As pesticides, antifungals, and antibiotics continue to be heavily used on crops and in livestock, it's possible that the fungi and bacteria they're targeting learn how to evolve to stay alive in spite of the treatments.


    5. Some researchers believe the global rise in candida auris is due in part to climate change, according to a recent editorial from the American Society for Microbiology.

      "As the climate has gotten warmer, some of these organisms, including candida auris, have adapted to the higher temperature, and as they adapt, they break through human's protective temperatures," Dr. Arturo Casadevall, chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said in a release.

      Until researchers are able to pinpoint the cause of these drug-resistant diseases, however, the CDC is urging people to use soap and hand sanitizer before and after touching any patients, and reporting cases to public health departments right away.

      Read more:

      A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people's faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn

      A mysterious 'Disease X' could be the next pandemic to kill millions of people — here's how worried you should be

      A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepared we are

  3. #ElPasoShooting - Lee Stranahan Emergency Re-Stream

    You can not rely on anyone. You have to re develop the perception you had as a child. Otherwise, you are vulnerable to clever persons who themselves may have been deceived.

    1. why post that here you silly troll. this is a rad thread go post it on one of yur political sites. a demented toxoplasmotic old goof craving attention.

    2. "This blog focuses on politics, economics, and social criticism."

      Guess you missed this?

    3. Snotty-inconsiderate mean, old troll. No one reads your garbage. The article and thread are about radiation You are too far gone to comprehend that. Go make a youtube for one of your goofy propaganda sites. Oh forgot, you are too demented and toxoplasmotic to do anything, that requires that much concentraion


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