The Daily DoubleSpeak – April 4th, 2011

The Daily DoubleSpeak – April 4th, 2011



The Japanese government demands action to avoid sea contamination while giving TEPCO the green light to dump 11,500 tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean… and more!

Japan gov’t demands action to avoid sea contamination

TOKYO – Japan’s government on Monday told the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to move quickly to stop radiation seeping into the ocean as desperate engineers resorted to bath salts to help trace a leak from one reactor.

One official has warned it could take months before the nuclear crisis caused by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami is under control.

“We need to stop the spread of (contaminated water) into the ocean as soon as possible. With that strong determination, we are asking Tokyo Electric Power Co to act quickly,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference.

He warned that accumulating radiation from a leak that has defied desperate efforts to halt it “will have a huge impact on the ocean”.

Underlining the concern over the impact on the world’s third largest economy, a central bank survey showed that big manufacturers expect business conditions to worsen significantly in the next three months, though they were not quite as pessimistic as some analysts had expected.

An aide to embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Sunday that the government’s priority now was to stop radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant, 240 km north of Tokyo, and that the situation had “somewhat stabilised”.

Source: Reuters (via

Japan: TEPCO to release 11,500 tons of nuclear radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean declaring the water to be dumped contains only low levels of radioactivity. In reality the water about to be dumped is highly radioactive as I point out below.


Taiwan to be exposed to only minimal radiation from Japan: AEC

2011/04/03 16:43:07

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) The amount of radioactive dust released from a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant that will reach Taiwan in the coming days will not pose a health risk, the Atomic Energy Council (AEC) said Sunday.

Based on meteorological conditions, radioactive fallout from Japan that will reach Taiwan on April 6 will have a radiation level of 0.0638 microsieverts per hour, far below the maximum permissible level of 0.2 microsieverts per hour, said Lee Ruoh-tsann, director the AEC’s Department of Radiation Protection.

On Sunday morning, the radioactive cloud was detected over the Pacific Ocean 300-400 kilometers off the coast of the southern Taiwan, Lee said.

The Government Information Office on Saturday said radioactive dust from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was battered by an earthquake and tsunami last month, would reach Taiwan on April 6, sparking concern.

Source:  Focus Taiwan

Nuclear fallout will “engulf” Taiwan starting April 6 — “People should stay home” or “Immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants” (VIDEO)

Radioactive fallout may hit Taiwan in two days, The China Post/Asia News Network, April 04, 2011:

[Emphasis Added]

… Boosted by the southward movement of cold air from the Chinese mainland, these northeast winds will push a cloud of strontium and radioactive iodine particles toward Taiwan from a distance of about 2,500 km, and then the weakening high pressure over Taiwan will draw in the fallout, whichwill engulf the whole island for at least two days from April 6 on. …

People should stay home while the nuclear fallout is here in order to avoid prolonged exposure, a specialist with the Veterans General Hospital said, adding those who must go out should immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants from their bodies as soon as they are back home.

People should wear long-sleeved clothing and masks when they go out on a sunny day and carry an umbrella if it rains, said [Taiwan Atomic Energy Council]‘s Lee Jo-chan, who also recommended cleansing showers, but not iodine tablets and table salt. …

Read the report here.



Source: Energy News



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