Fukushima Update 22.02.2015:
Fukushima Radioactive contamination sets off Alarm
The operator of the #Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has detected high levels of radioactive substances in a drainage channel on the plant's premises on Sunday. The Tokyo Electric Power Company is investigating the cause.
The figure is 10 times higher than when rain causes the level to rise temporarily. The utility suspects that contaminated water in the channel may have leaked into the port. It has suspended all operations to transfer contaminated water and closed a gate of the channel by the port. - NHK
TEPCO says the plant's alarm system went off around 10 AM. It showed a rise in radioactivity in the channel that leads to a nearby port.
Measurements showed that levels of beta-ray emitting substances, which are not detected under normal circumstances, had risen to up to 7,230 Becquerels per liter.
The figure is 10 times higher than when rain causes the level to rise temporarily.
The utility suspects that contaminated water in the channel may have leaked into the port.
It has suspended all operations to transfer contaminated water and closed a gate of the channel by the port.
The drainage channel used to be connected to a section of coast beyond the port. #TEPCO rerouted it after a series of leaks in 2013.
MAJOR #Fukushima Leak - World in Peril
Multiple Alarms Set Off at Fukushima Plant: New leak Detected — “Strontium-90 levels spike alarmingly”
"Emergency inspections” underway (VIDEO) - ENENews
AFP, Feb 22, 2015 (emphasis added): Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water into the sea… [with] contamination levels up to 70 times greater than the already-high radioactive status seen at the plant… TEPCO said its emergency inspections of tanks storing nuclear waste water did not find any additional abnormalities… It was not immediately clear what caused the original spike… “With emergency surveys of the plant and monitoring of other sensors, we have no reason to believe tanks storing radioactive waste water have leaked… We are currently monitoring the sensors”… The latest incident, one of several that have plagued the plant in recent months, reflects the difficulty in controlling and decommissioning the plant… TEPCO has not been able to effectively deal with an increasing amount of contaminated water…
NHK, Feb 22, 2015: Fukushima radioactive contamination sets off alarm — [TEPCO] says it has detected high levels of radioactive substances in a drainage channel on the plant’s premises on Sunday… the plant’s alarm system went off around 10 AM… levels of beta-ray emitting substances, which are not detected under normal circumstances, had risen to up to 7,230 Becquerels per liter… The utility suspects that contaminated water in the channel may have leaked into the port.
Japan Times, Feb 22, 2015: Strontium-90 levels spike alarmingly at Fukushima No. 1 plant — The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Sunday that an alarm went off at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant signaling high radioactivity levels in drainage ditches… the first alarm sounded at around 10 a.m., and another alarm 10 minutes later indicated much higher levels. Officials said contaminated water may have been discharged into the ditches.
Link removed) Jiji Press, Feb 22, 2015: Radioactivity Alarm Rings at TEPCO Fukushima Plant
AFP, Feb 22, 2015 (emphasis added): Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water into the sea… [with] contamination levels up to 70 times greater
From: "Fukushima: A Cautionary Prepper's Tale" - MP
What can YOU do:
- Know where your food is produced/harvested
- Younger people should be of particular concern for conatminants
- Filter drinking water with a heavy metal filtration system or know the location of bottled water source
- Purchase and Use a Radiation Detection device such as Geiger Counter or RADstickers
- Monitor the effects of contamination through trusted purveyors of Seafood and Pacific originated food stuffs, And...
At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over
Opinion by Gary Stamper
+MSNBC article in April of 2012 reported that seals and polar bears were found to have “external maladies” that consisted of fur loss and open sores, obvious signs of radiation burns from the Fukushima meltdown, despite the conclusions of the article.
- See more at: http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2013/09/fukushima-daiichi-cautionary-preppers.html
Related:The Great Ice Wall - MP Blog 4.8.2013Agency: Fukushima workers urgently trying “to prevent groundwater from leaking into ocean” — Levels of nuclear waste surge next to sea — #Strontium90 shatters previous record by over 5 Billion Bq/m3 — Now 25 million times EPA limit (after Typhoon Vongfong)
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