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Fukushima Radiation Leaks Rise Sharply, Officials Are Baffled As to Why

By William Boardman 

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Fukushima Situation Normal, in The SNAFU Sense of "Normal" 

Bad as the situation is at Fukushima, it's gotten worse.

Perhaps you've heard that radiation levels of the water leaving the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power plane and flowing into the Pacific Ocean have risen by roughly 9,000 per cent. Turns out, that's probably putting a good face on it. 

By official measurement, the water coming out of Fukushima is currently 90,000 times more radioactive than officially "safe" drinking water.  

These are the highest radiation levels measured at Fukusmima since March 2011, when an earthquake-triggered tsunami destroyed the plant's four nuclear reactors, three of which melted down.

As with all nuclear reporting, precise and reliable details are hard to come by, but the current picture as of July 10 seems to be something like this: 

"   On July 5, radiation levels at Fukushima were what passes for "normal," which means elevated and dangerous, but stable, according to measurements by the owner, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). 

"   On July 8, radiation levels had jumped about 90 times higher, as typically reported.  TEPCO had no explanation for the increase. 

"   On July 9, radiation levels were up again from the previous day, but at a slower rate, about 22 per cent.  TEPCO still had no explanation. 

"   On July 10, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued a statement saying that the NRA strongly suspects the radioactive water is coming from Fukushima's Reactor #1 and is going into the Pacific. 

We Must Do Something About This Thing With No Impact

"We must find the cause of the contamination . . . and put the highest priority on implementing countermeasures," NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka told an NRA meeting, according to Japan Times. 

As for TEPCO, the paper reported, "The utility has claimed it has detected "no significant impact' on the environment." 

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stop rolling around in 100 $ bills whilst paying N... by laurie steele on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:09:27 AM
also see this..click here(click arrow mid photo on... by laurie steele on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:51:04 AM
It's only a matter of time until it happens here.T... by 911TRUTH on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:54:05 PM
  These officials are genetically unfit to pe... by Howard Lewis on Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 6:18:19 PM
I hate to seem terribly odd here but there was a B... by paulvcassidy on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 6:22:24 AM
This is a bogus map. It does not show radioactivi... by Dave Meserve on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:14:05 PM
Dave Meserve appears to be correct  and I reg... by William Boardman on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 6:07:57 PM
to fix the Fukushima disaster ASAP. Ignoring it wi... by Joseph Danison on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:48:00 PM
You are misrepresenting the truth. The satellite p... by Adm Tech on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 6:50:25 PM
It was an innocent error, being too trusting of&nb... by William Boardman on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 7:27:34 PM
click here...it's bad.... by laurie steele on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:04:28 AM
One quart = 946.35 cc; one liter = 1000 cc. Tritiu... by needles on Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 7:45:36 AM
although a dry quart is larger than a liter... &nb... by William Boardman on Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:45:07 AM
Do you know where I can get a link to the source o... by William Spiritdancer on Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 6:51:40 PM
If you mean the map, read critique in comments abo... by William Boardman on Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:00:59 PM
This picture is a representation of the aftershock... by EllyvanAmstel on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 2:24:19 PM
... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 7:20:33 PM
Inside the Chernobyl sarcophagus radioactive fu... by Mike Kawitzky on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 4:30:44 PM
Years ago I saw a report of algae growing in ... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 6:01:09 PM
Interesting. Thanks. The radioactive algae of 3 Mi... by Mike Kawitzky on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 10:36:28 AM
For the record, the linked image is maximum wave... by Eric Hackathorn on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 4:56:17 PM
but an honest error, as discussed in several ... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 7:19:37 PM
are you saying we are in no danger, if so i sugges... by laurie steele on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:10:09 AM
click hereand if your really brave, read the comme... by laurie steele on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:22:11 AM
Folks - that supposed image of radiation dispersal... by David Biedny on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 6:43:19 PM
... by William Boardman on Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 7:17:58 PM
That is NOT a map of radiation spreading from Fuku... by A Grieshop on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 7:19:00 PM
... by William Boardman on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:10:25 AM
just stop addressing the photo. the commenters at ... by laurie steele on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:45:56 PM
but leaving such comments unanswered give oth... by William Boardman on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:26:41 PM
It is indeed more than unfortunate that this artic... by Scott Baker on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:46:29 AM
Yes about the map -- see comments above.  Rad... by William Boardman on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:21:04 AM
start growing dandy lions in troughs and as the pl... by Marcel Martin on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 6:32:51 PM
marcel. there is no safe dose. period.... by laurie steele on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 11:54:11 AM
Boardman is reporting the MSM line that a monster ... by allen heart on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 7:05:28 PM
if you view the towns while the tsunami hits, you'... by laurie steele on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 1:58:00 AM