The 2015 Fukushima Pinup Calendar - August



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2012:  Children swim at Fukushima beach as ocean opened for first time since 3/11




August 1, 2011

Hundreds of tons of very highly radioactive water found in another building at Fukushima plant

 August 1, 2013

Revealed: The deeper they check underneath Fukushima plant, the higher contamination levels get — Now sampling over 40 feet below surface


 August 2, 2011

New indoor radiation dose record at Fukushima — 5 sieverts per hour detected at Reactor No. 1 — May be higher as it exceeded capacity of measuring device


 August 3, 2013

NHK: “Contaminated underground water may have moved aboveground” at Fukushima plant — Asahi: Immediate concern it’s “spilling” into Pacific


 August 4, 2011

Fukushima children go to Vatican, promise Pope they will “never lose their smiles, which are a source of hope”


August 5, 2011

Jacques Cousteau: Nuclear power the gravest danger to humanity — ‘No Nukes’ concert stars reunite for Sunday show near San Francisco (Crosby Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Doobie Bros.)

 August 5, 2013

BBC: Flow of radioactive water into Pacific could ‘accelerate rapidly’ now that barrier is breached at Fukushima plant — Tepco clearly in ‘deep trouble’


 August 6, 2013

BBC: Water crisis at Fukushima has only just begun — “Plant sits smack in the middle of an underground aquifer” — It’s rapidly being overwhelmed deep beneath ground


 August 7, 2013

NYTimes: 400 tons of highly radioactive water going into Pacific each day from Fukushima plant, says Tepco — Top Nuclear Regulator: This is a crisis


August 8, 2011

Nationwide TV in Japan: Toxicity of plutonium “not very different than salt” — “So safe you can drink it”

August 8, 2012

Off the Chart: University researchers film while measuring radiation levels in evacuation zone — “‘Over’ means it’s beyond the capacity of the measuring device”

 August 8, 2013

Nuclear Official: Growing alarm at Fukushima’s out of control radioactive leaks… Emergency is accelerating due to “faster-than-expected swelling” underground — TV: Tepco now paving over surface with asphalt


 Auguswt 9, 2013

Watch: Young kids play in ocean nearby leaking Fukushima plant — “Real cause for concern” over radiation levels in sand


 August 10, 2011

New data shows Fukushima Daini nuke plant prepared to vent steam from all four reactors — Feared that containment vessels might be damaged by pressure


 August 11, 2013

Tepco: We’ve known for 2 years that massive amount of water flows under Fukushima plant — Official “unable to explain” why they kept secret


 August 12, 2013

Radiation Expert: Enormous amount of contamination flowing from Fukushima will probably imperil entire Pacific Ocean — Threatens other countries, food chain — Absolutely can reach U.S. and Canadian shores

Over 15 quadrillion becquerels of radioactive substances suspected in trench that Tepco now admits is leaking into groundwater at Fukushima


August 13, 2011

Asahi: “Horrifying” that Fukushima meltdown equivalent to almost 30 times the radiation released by atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

 August 13, 2013

NHK: Groundwater levels continue rising at Fukushima plant — Gov’t warns Tepco about typhoons — “We can’t do anything” if rainfall overwhelms pump — Contaminated water could overflow and move “extremely fast” into Pacific




 August 15, 2011

Neptunium-239 found in soil about 40 km from meltdown — “Several thousand becquerels” — Similar to levels detected at front gate of Fukushima plant


 August 16, 2013

Asahi: Radioactive cesium in Fukushima water now 8 times higher than when disaster began


August 17, 2011

Workers say ground under Fukushima plant is cracking and radioactive steam is coming up — Melted core may be moving out of building

 August 17, 2013

CBS News: Young kids playing at beaches “far too close” to Fukushima nuclear plant — Father: I do worry about radiation, but data says it’s ‘safe’ just 22 miles from leaking reactors


 August 18, 2011

10 trillion becquerels per hour of radiation currently being released from Fukushima plant:


 August 19, 2012

WSJ: The great tragedy of Fukushima is that Japan shut down all its nuclear reactors -UC Berkeley Professor


August 20, 2012

Report: Concern work not being done at Reactors 1-3 — Perhaps much longer than 50 years just to contain radiation

 August 20, 2013

Expert: Land under Fukushima reactor buildings at risk of turning into liquid — Area near sea could become like mud


 August 21, 2011

Japan gov’t to finally admit indefinite forced depopulation of large zones around Fukushima plant


August 22, 2011

Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools

August 22, 2012

Japan Nuclear Professor: Fukushima smoke stacks releasing radiation on a daily basis

 August 22, 2013

BBC: Fukushima “much worse than we’ve been led to believe, much worse” says nuclear expert — Contaminated water is leaking out all over site




August 24, 2012

6-year-old playing on radioactive waste dump 20km north of Fukushima Daiichi

 August 24, 2013

“Ultimate, worst-case scenario” underway at Fukushima? New York Times: Experts suspect intense contamination is seeping out from under melted-down reactors and into Pacific — Will surpass even the leaks from disaster’s early days


 August 25, 2011

Bloomberg: ‘Hot Spots’ Spreading — Gov’t to check radiation up to 460 km from meltdowns


August 26, 2011

US nuke agency confirms “initial explosions at Fukushima were very likely ejections of core material”

Japan gov’t: Fukushima cesium equal to 168 Hiroshima nuclear bombs

 August 26, 2013

Nuclear Engineer: Estimated 276 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 entered Fukushima basements — Triple Chernobyl total release — A portion “has already made its way to aquifer, whence it can easily flow into sea”


 August 27, 2013

“Big Problem”: Cracked floors in Fukushima reactors leaking into groundwater that’s rising and rising and rising due to Tepco wall — “Can no longer be stopped from getting in ocean” — “Worse than that… buildings now on mushy land”

‘The Coming Fallout’: Experts now fear massive reservoir of Fukushima contamination about to reach Pacific Ocean — “Slow, seeping buildup of a second catastrophe” — Workers can’t say when or how they can stop flow


 August 28, 2013

UPI: Fukushima plume to reach U.S. West Coast in months; Measurable increase in radioactive material — Study: Prolonged exposure for California lasting 10 years; Hits Hawaii early 2014… may already be surrounded

Underground water just 4 inches from surface by Fukushima reactor — AP: Groundwater closer to surface than Tepco told officials investigating tank leak


August 29, 2011

Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; “Now the truth is coming out” — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor

 August 29, 2013

NHK: There was a melt-through so Fukushima fuel is definitely down with the groundwater, and that’s flowing into Pacific — Americans need to watch, it gets international very quickly — May already be at West Coast — No ‘immediate’ risk


August 30, 2012

Underground cesium near Fukushima reactors increases the deeper samples get — Other locations tested are much different, with higher radioactivity on top

 August 30, 2013

“Very clear and present danger”: New push to dump radioactive Fukushima water in Pacific — Or boil it in large kettle and release steam into atmosphere for many years — Or do both says UC Berkeley professor


 August 31, 2013

TV: “Simulation shows ENTIRE Pacific being polluted by radioactive water in just 6 years” after start of Fukushima crisis — “Experts now fear it may become a scary reality”

BBC website links to report claiming ocean is ‘boiling’ in front of Fukushima Daiichi

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