Fukushima is around 200 km north of Tokyo on east coast of Japan. It is the site of the world's worst ever nuclear failure and is still out of control. TEPCO is dumping huge quantities of radiation into the Pacific ocean where currents carry it to North America and around the globe.
Just 25 km north of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, just five km outside the current 20 km exclusion zone area where cumulative dose levels might reach 20 millisieverts per year, residents have discovered average radiation from approximately 3 to 1.5 microsieverts per hour (13 - 26 millisieverts per year ( mSv/yr)).
20 millisieverts per year is considered to be the yearly limit for radiation workers. – the limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection is 1 mSv/yr.
Information on Cherynobyl
Thirty minute film from 2012 inside Chernobyl.
Additional links on Fukushima
Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki, vice chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission,http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23940214
Sept. 20, 2013 – The following is from
Premier Kathleen Wynne : Close the Pickering Nuclear Station Please sign the petition. Also watch Chex TV Channel 12 Durham news’ story on the issue.
☢ Blow to Abenomics as Japan shuts last nuclear reactor Mr Abe had planned to restart reactors in western Japan where earthquake risks are lower, once each has been cleared by the new regulator, but the Fukushima saga has become a national scandal, with polls showing 84 percent of Japanese voters now want to phase out nuclear power or halt it entirely. The government has been forced to intervene since it became clear that Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) had no coherent plan to cope with toxic waste. A company official admitted over the weekend that the crisis is “not under control”.
☢ Japan's Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima Japan is stumbling helplessly from one crisis to the next as it battles the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. US nuclear inspector Dale Klein is demanding the intervention of foreign experts, but a quick solution is unlikely.
☢ Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea It was unknown how much water was released to sea under the "emergency measure," Koshimizu said.
☢ Endless Fukushima catastrophe: Many generations’ health at stake by Dr. Helen Caldicott
☢ Discussing the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster 1 hour audio interview with Arnie Gundersen who has 40-years of nuclear power engineering experience.
World Heath Organisation's report on seafood safety:
Authoritative Source (published in English)
NRA website (Japan's nuclear regulatory body) Nuclear Regulation Authority
World Nuclear Association website