Monday, November 20, 2017
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How much do you know about the current situation in Fukushima?  Recent news items have been about steam coming out of the ground, and a tent being built over Unit 1.  These are reminders that this issue has not gone away. You need to be aware that you are still being exposed to the effects of nuclear radiation on a daily basis.  This absolutely affects your health, your fertility, and potentially even your signs of ovulation. As these nuclear radiation particles continue to be released into the environment, they are still being carried away from Japan on the jet stream to the west coast... (Read More ...)

The saga of the devastating effects of the earthquake in Japan, the Fukushima nuclear explosion and the ongoing release of radiation continue.  The people of Japan continue to discover that the situation is much worse than previously estimated.  Tokyo Electric again changed the estimate of the amount of radiation that was released at Fukushima to two times what they had previously said.  This is not surprising, as the radiation detectors had been destroyed in the accident. This increased estimate is due to “hot particles“.   These are small, highly radioactive particles, also... (Read More ...)

Anita travels a lot, and has had to adjust to the tighter security at airports.  Recently she and her daughter were flying to visit family, and it suddenly dawned on her that these new airport scanners may not be completely safe.  Funny how it took thinking of the well-being of her daughter to make her question this. Anita is absolutely correct to ask this question.  The back-scatter airport scanners use x-rays, or ionizing radiation.  No amount of ionizing radiation is safe.  None.  You do not want to expose yourself to radiation unless it is medically necessary.  Every bit of exposure... (Read More ...)

What has happened to the media coverage of Fukushima in Japan? Can you assume that the lack of fanfare means everything is safe? Absolutely not. The reactors have been severely damaged, and containments are leaking. The risk of a large nuclear explosion is still very real. The situation at Fukushima is now described as being as severe as Chernobyl. What do you remember about Chernobyl? A nuclear explosion occurred on April 26th, 1986, spewing out radioactive contamination 100 times greater than the nuclear weapons used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Europe, the Soviet Union countries and parts of... (Read More ...)

Fukushima has been upgraded to a Level 7 nuclear disaster.  Chernobyl was a level 7 disaster, and so far is responsible for the deaths of 2 million people.  Fukushima is even worse, and it continues despite the lack of media coverage.  The nuclear power plant was severley damaged by the earthquake, and further damaged by a nuclear explosion in Unit 3. Radioactive gases and liquids are still being emitted.  The ocean is contaminated, and fish 40 km away are affected so far.  The groundwater is contaminated, up to 1/2 km away so far.  This is particularly ominous, as it indicates that simply... (Read More ...)

Update 6 on the radiation issue from Fukushima, Japan. The news about the situation in Japan continues to be bad.  Nuclear meltdown did in fact occur on March 28, 2011.  A nuclear explosion did occur.  The damage to the nuclear power plant is severe, and definitely not under control. We are still being exposed to radioactive elements as a result of this disaster, and nothing is resolved in a way that will eliminate this ongoing problem.  The fallout is highest on the west coast of North America, but the jet stream is taking it all the way to Europe.  Even if this information is less... (Read More ...)

Update 5 and More Resources The situation in Japan appears to be far worse than what we have been told.  Japan is finally admitting that a breach (uncontrolled release of radiation into the environment) of the nuclear reactor core has occurred.  The concern is that the possible need to evacuate workers will mean that cooling cannot take place.  This is the only thing preventing a full scale meltdown. A team of Austrian scientists believe that the Japan reactors have already emitted almost three-quarters of the radioactive contamination that was released from Chernobyl.  (Source – New... (Read More ...)

The situation in Japan continues to unfold.  Are you confused by all of the conflicting information about how best to protect yourself?  Here is a good summary of resources on the current situation with regard to Japan, what to do to protect yourself from radiation sickness, and more. This is what we now know: Radiation did reach the United States and Russia last Friday night, but in very small amounts see: The jet stream is now expected to move north, over Alaska, Russia and the North Pole, taking the radiation... (Read More ...)

The tragedy in Japan continues to unfold.  Many people have died, many are injured or displaced, and much destruction has happened.  They continue to need your help in whatever way you can give it.  And remember to be grateful for what you do have. The first wave of radiation is expected to arrive at the west coast of North America tomorrow.  It is not expected to be high enough to require any action to protect yourself. What is the Current Risk of Radiation Sickness from Japan? There is no risk of significant radiation exposure and radiation sickness in the United States at this time To... (Read More ...)

Major media sources report that Japan could be facing a disaster after last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami damaged its Fukushima nuclear power plant.  The nuclear explosion that occurred is probably a byproduct of heat or pressure buildup in the reactor core.  This raises concerns for a nuclear meltdown, where the nuclear material melts right through the thick metal shield that contains the reactor.  If this should happen it would be a disaster, spilling highly radioactive materials into the environment. Japan’s nuclear energy agency reports that measures of radiation outside... (Read More ...)