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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fukusima Radiation Levels Being Covered Up

While the government is still playing down the danger of the situation, Spinach with radioactive iodine 27 times more than the government-regulated limit has been found in the city of Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, which is located over 100 kilometers away from the nuclear plant in Fukushima.

Under Japanese food sanitation laws, there is a 2,000 becquerel safety limit. Kyodo news reports that Ibaraki authorities found one kilogram of spinach grown in open air in the city containing 54,000 becquerels of iodine.

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March 25, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles). REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

【続報】東京の浄水場で検出された放射性ヨウ素はWHO基準の21倍だった!ホウレンソウは水洗いしてから測定していた!(インチキ発表に騙されるな!) | 書に触れ、街に出よう nico's blog

3月17日に厚生労働省医薬食品局食品安全部長名で都道府県知事・保険所設置市長・特別区長宛に出された通達によって、なんとWHOの基準の約30倍にまで基準が緩和されていたのである。

飲料水における放射線ヨウ素131IはWHOの基準では10Bq/L(1リットルあたり10ベクレル)だが、この厚生労働省通達による暫定基準では300Bq/L(乳幼児には100Bq/L)となっている。『WHO飲料水水質ガイドライン 第3版』にある第9章「放射線学的観点」の9.3「飲料水用の放射性核種ガイダンスレベル」の表9.3(203-204頁)を参照いただきたい。

23日に東京水道局金町浄水場から検出された放射性ヨウ素210Bq/Lは厚生労働省の暫定基準では乳幼児向けの基準の約2倍で大人向けでは約2/3となっている。しかしWHOの基準からすれば、なんと21倍の量となるのである。

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【速報】東京電力がプルトニウムの計測を行っていなかったことが判明!(呆れた実態) | 書に触れ、街に出よう nico's blog

福島第一原発3号機は毒性の非常に強いプルトニウムを混ぜたMOX燃料を使用している。爆発後の無残な姿から、使用済み燃料棒や原子炉からプルトニウムが流出しているのではないかとの懸念が広まる中、東京電力はプルトニウムの計測を行わずに放置してきたのだという。あまりにも信じがたい内容であるために、ネット上では、「実際には東電は計測を行っているものの、公表をするとまずいことになるのでデータを隠しているのではないか」という見方もあがっている。

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DAYS GLOBE

DAYS GLOBE

あの「DAYS JAPAN」が立ち上げた新しいサイト。日本のフォトジャーナリズムのフラッグシップとして、まさにタイムリーだ。

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Days International 日本語版 | Top

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Nuclear crisis highlights operator's checkered past - CNN.com

(CNN) -- The operator of the nuclear reactors and power plants on the northern coast of Japan has a documented history of errors and cover-ups and, according to anti-nuclear activists, a pattern of hiding the truth when things go wrong.

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Where is WikiLeaks when we need them most?

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Survey: Millions risk ID theft via social networks | The Digital Home - CNET News

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U.S. military considers mandatory evacuations in Yokosuka, Japan - CNN.com

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. military is considering the mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels, a senior defense official tells CNN.

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March 23, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

3D Sun news: Here Comes Trouble?

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NASA Heliophysics News from 3D Sun iPhone app Here Comes Trouble? Story posted: March 22 Solar activity is heating up again with the emergence of a big, active sunspot over the sun's southeastern limb. Extreme UV images from SDO are both beautiful and exciting. Large image

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Japan Cash at Central Bank to Hit Record on Emergency Measures - Bloomberg

Japan’s central bank pumped a record amount of funds into the financial system since March 11 to calm markets and soften the economic impact of the earthquake and tsunami.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amid Shortages, a Surplus of Hope - NYTimes.com

But for all we’ve lost, hope is in fact one thing we Japanese have regained. The great earthquake and tsunami have robbed us of many lives and resources. But we who were so intoxicated with our own prosperity have once again planted the seed of hope. So I choose to believe.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japan nuclear emergency deepens

It is clear that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is deteriorating rapidly and that reports from the government and the Tokyo Electricity Company (TEPCO) have been seriously misleading about the scale of the disaster that is unfolding. Even now, as radiation rises to harmful levels in the immediate vicinity of the plant and elevated levels are detected in Tokyo 240 kilometres away, reports are incomplete and contradictory.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

MOX: The New Word from Fukushima that Has Nuclear Officials Worried

MOX: The New Word from Fukushima that Has Nuclear Officials Worried http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/17/mox-the-fukushima-word-of-the-day-and-why-its-bad-news/

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In Fuel-Cooling Pools, a Danger for the Longer Term - NYTimes.com

If any of the spent fuel rods in the pools do indeed catch fire, nuclear experts say, the high heat would loft the radiation in clouds that would spread the radioactivity.

“It’s worse than a meltdown,” said David A. Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer at the Union of Concerned Scientists who worked as an instructor on the kinds of General Electric reactors used in Japan. “The reactor is inside thick walls, and the spent fuel of Reactors 1 and 3 is out in the open.”

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

よくわかる原子力 - 原子力防災について ーヨウ素剤 Q & Aー

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Data Mining: How Companies Know Your Personal Information - TIME

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Tokai Nuke Plant / Monitoring Post

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Bloody clashes enter 4th week in Libya - CNN.com

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Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- As Libya entered its fourth week of bloody clashes Tuesday, there was little doubt that the situation had turned into all-out civil war.

Rebels have seized several cities from government control and the army has fiercely fought to reclaim some of them.

Death toll estimates have ranged from more than 1,000 to as many as 2,000. Thousands more have fled the country, prompting a human rights group to once again urge both sides to allow humanitarian aid in.

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OPEC rushes to raise oil output - CNN.com

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Film of John Galliano’s racist rant in bar | The Sun |News

      

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FASHION guru John Galliano was filmed having a vile racist rant during which he declared: "I love Hitler."

The British designer - an alleged Jew hater - then tells a horrified woman: "People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f****** gassed."

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'The king is dead' at Dior fashion show - CNN.com

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Galliano's final couture show Friday for Maison Dior was notable for the complete absence of one thing -- any mention of his name.

Dior Couture's President Sidney Toledano did refer to Galliano during an emotional address to the assembled fashionistas before the show began. But even then he did not utter his name, distancing it from that of the fashion house.

"It has been deeply painful to see the Dior name associated with the disgraceful statements attributed to its designer, however brilliant he may be" was the closest Toledano came.

Toledano also reminded the audience that Christian Dior, founder of the fashion house, had seen his own sister sent to the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald during the Second World War.

Galliano had been completely forgotten by the end of his speech, which paid tribute to the company's seamstresses and craftsmen who he said are "the heart of the House of Dior, which beats unseen."

But one sole eccentrically-dressed demonstrator was unafraid to make his views known. He wandered through the crowds, occasionally plugging his iPod into a portable speaker dock and performing a bizarre dance. During his calmer moments he held aloft a painted flag bearing the slogan: "The King is Dead".

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The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery - CNN.com Blogs

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Very bold endeavor initiated by CNN. I am amazed to learn some of the facts presented here. And realized that we are all part of it by ignoring these crimes against humanity.

March 8, 2011 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

How Did Japan Become a Haven for Child Abductions? - TIME

Like any loving father, Christopher Savoie just wanted to do the best thing for his two kids. In August 2009, his Japanese ex-wife broke U.S. law and abducted their children from his home in Tennessee, moving them to Japan. But when Savoie went to get them weeks later, he was arrested. It didn't matter that he had legal custody in both countries; that she had violated a U.S. court order or that there was a U.S. warrant issued for her arrest. Nor did the fact that Savoie was a naturalized Japanese citizen and fluent in Japanese make a difference. After 18 days in jail, Savoie returned to the U.S. empty handed and broken hearted. A year and half has now passed, and he is still unable to see his son and daughter, now 10 and 8.

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Japan must sign HAGUE now!

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