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 All Eyes On Fukushima Today - Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan 
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I have been looking for recent information about the Typhoon that hit/hitting Japan.

ABC News wrote:
The typhoon is generating heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 140 kilometres per hour.

It is tracking north-east along the main Japanese island of Honshu at a speed of 45 kilometres per hour and was expected to pass over Fukushima this afternoon.

TEPCO workers at the plant are battening down the site as the typhoon approaches.

They have attached ropes to outdoor piping and pumps, and are using large weights to try to prevent cranes from possibly toppling over.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-16/t ... rs/4960034

Please feel free to add any other related links to this situation, thanks in advance.

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:21 am
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RT News wrote:
Man-Yi is the 18th typhoon to hit Japan this season and is one of the strongest so far, leading officials to issue warnings of possible floods and landslides to citizens in different parts of the country. In three prefectures - Kyoto, Fukui and Shiga - the national Meteorological Agency forecaster issued highest level emergency alert.

Railways in central Japan have suspended services in response to the typhoon’s arrival. About 800,000 residential buildings were without electricity in western and central Japan.


http://rt.com/news/japan-typhoon-fukushima-plant-914/

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:26 am
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:idea: I find it interesting, but not surprising that the articles I have read so far about this typhoon mentions worries about more waste water being lost in the ocean but no direct mention of reactor #4 spent fuel pool. If you didn't know, it is up about 100 feet in the air, in a building that is very weak and on ground of soaked & sinking soil. It is also worth noting that experts say if spent fuel pool #4 fell, it would catch fire and release radiation much worse than the March of 2011 accident did.

I disagree with those that say, no news is GOOD NEWS!

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:34 am
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NHK World News wrote:
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has released into the ocean rainwater that had accumulated at the facility.

Tokyo Electric Power Company officials say radiation levels in the water were below government-set standards.

Heavy rain brought by tropical storm Man-yi led water levels to rise inside containment barriers that surround storage tanks.

Workers took water samples from the barriers on Monday to measure the amount of beta-ray emitting radioactive particles. The samples yielded between 3 and 24 becquerels per liter.

TEPCO officials concluded that the levels of radioactive strontium in the samples were below the government-set limit of 30 becquerels.

The utility says it started discharging excess water from the barriers into the ocean at around 12:40 PM on Monday.

It maintains that water levels increased just because of the rainfall, and that contaminated water did not leak from the storage tanks.

Workers also took samples inside the containment barrier of a tank that leaked 300 tons of contaminated water last month.

The samples yielded 170,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting substances. The utility transferred the excess water from that location to another tank.

Workers also moved excess contaminated water to nearby tanks at other 11 locations.


Source: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130916_20.html

:idea: We need to pay attention to the fact that they point out beta-emitting substances in the article and this is mostly from rain water. We don't detect beta from inside our houses, we need outside stations setup like the EPA.

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:55 pm
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I want to be clear when I said...

KingCobra wrote:
We don't detect beta from inside our houses, we need outside stations setup like the EPA.


I was not talking about buying that quality of equipment, I was simply talking about needing more of the ($85 GMC-200 geiger counter stations with the $35 air purifiers) budget outside monitoring station. I am stressing the word outside, because the outside beta radiation will not be detectable from inside our houses.

So many people talk poorly of monitoring background radiation in general, because it is not a very good indication of changes compared to testing of soil samples. Although, when you compare monitoring your levels of radiation inside your house vs. monitoring the outside air... the outside air monitoring is the only clear choice because of the beta radiation detection.

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:14 am
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