Fukushima headlines.

Recent headlines on Enenews:

Study: “Fuel materials” entering Pacific Ocean via drains of Fukushima Daiichi resulted in potentially serious contamination of marine environment

This is a peer-reviewed study fro 2012, already obsolete. They found a lot more cesium than uranium and plutonium. But everything has changed recently, policymakers should be using the latest data on sea contamination, which has increased exponentially. They should not wait for peer review, but apply the precautionary principle:

II. HISTORY OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
One of the most important expressions of the precautionary principle internationally is the Rio Declaration from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as Agenda 21. The declaration stated:

In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

http://www.biotech-info.net/handbook.pdf

The precautionary principle is widely accepted. It has been enshrined into European law. But, in reality and actual practice, it is one of those golden principles that everyone acknowledges but never really follows, like doctors following the Hippocratic oath, or politicians following the Constitution.

Japan Professor compares cesium-137 releases from radiation disasters: Fukushima at up to 77 quadrillion Bq (77 PBq); Chernobyl at 85 quadrillion Bq (85 PBq) — Fukushima releases ongoing

Who are they kidding, the atmospheric portion of the cesium release itself is way more than that. But outside of Japan, we worry more about strontium and plutonium than cesium.

‘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

A huge pool of contaminated water is inching through the ground and is about to hit seawater. This is on top and in addition to all the other radioactive water emissions that have entered the sea already. Just what we needed, huh?

Vermont Yankee closing permanently — Embattled nuclear plant will be decommissioned in 2014 when current fuel cycle ends — Had license to operate until 2032

Vermont Yankee is finally gonna close. YAY!!! Saudi Arabia just announced they are building 16 nuclear reactors. BOO!!!

Nuclear experts concerned about water flow “reversing” due to Fukushima underground ice plan — Even more highly radioactive liquid inside reactor buildings to enter aquifer?

The ridiculous boondoggle of the huge ice wall around the reactors will backfire, making contaminated grounwater drain into the aquifers. Not to mention they don’t even know where the underground coriums are – how can they determine how deep they should be? Won’t the coriums, which are always heating up and going re-critical, burn right through them, anyway?

Warning that foundations of Fukushima reactor chambers have been “compromised” — Groundwater rising fast, now just 10 inches from surface

The whole plant is built on fill, on an old riverbed. Water is rising into the remains of the fuel splatted on the sides of the reactors… and the buildings are going to topple over, with the fill watering, and earthquake fissures widening, with the spent fuel pools toppling too. Plus the water slows neutrons down, generating new criticalites. Pouring water to cool it won’t do any good if the fuel escaped the reactors – it will start new chain reactions and make it hotter.

Nuclear Official: Tepco made Fukushima plant into a “machine for generating radioactive water” — Runoff from molten atomic cores now in groundwater, ocean — ‘Air cooling’ should be used

It is a machine for generating radioactive emissions into the atmosphere too. They never talk about this. The worst way to get contaminated by radiation is by breathing it.

Japan Times: Extreme contamination in Fukushima reactor buildings ‘most likely’ mixing into aquifer, reveals Tepco — Bloomberg: Could this flow downstream to Tokyo and present a big risk? (VIDEO)

I’m picturing radioactive geysers spouting in peoples’ backyards.

Water with nuclear fuel coming up from ocean floor off Fukushima coast? Tokyo Professor: 156 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 once in basements — Double Chernobyl; Getting close to total fallout from every atomic bomb test in history — May be outputting from seeps in seafloor, I don’t know (VIDEO)

Pieces of corium are entering the ocean. It flakes off. Bioaccumulation – a fish eats a piece of it, a bigger fish eats that fish, and a bigger fish yet eats that fish, etc. Then it appears at your dinner table.

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”

More minimization, see above.

Experts: Fukushima leaks “much worse” than authorities will admit — Disturbing questions confront Japan as leader visits Middle East to push nuclear

Yes, the countries of the Middle East are going nuclear, even though they are in deserts where the sun shines 364 days a year, ideal for solar power. The Japanese government and Tepco are trying to make a buck to make up their costs from dealing with Fukushima, which is a shockingly and mind-bogglingly insufficient response to begin with. Money money money. Get children to eat Fukushima food, so they don’t have to pay reparations. Money money money.

TV: “The Japanese are part of a massive non-consensual experiment on radiation exposure” — “Everywhere now is radioactive, we can’t escape it,” say Fukushima locals at beach (VIDEO)

The whole world is part of the experiment. The atmospheric nuclear bomb tests of the 50s and 60s were experiments too, on humans, not on the bombs.

Local Gov’t Official in Fukushima: “One day the world will sue Japan for this” (VIDEO)

Can Japan pay compensation to the entire planet, which is being destroyed?

Alaska Newspaper: Concern Fukushima nuclear waste is tainting our salmon — Worried about impact on humans — Scientists urged to conduct tests

Salmon are being contaminated. Of course they should be tested. All foodstuffs, water supplies, and air samples should be tested for radiation, and the results published publicly. But we don’t need to wait for “further study”. We need ACTION. See precautionary principle above.

NHK: Sinking ground at Fukushima plant may have deformed tank, leading to leak of extremely contaminated water (VIDEO)

The whole site is sinking, due to fissures and too much water. The tanks holding contaminated water are damaged and leaking, partly because of this.

Contamination now spiking in seawater off Fukushima plant — Asahi reports up to 18-fold increase in a week

There are always spikes in radiation in seawater after a criticality. They just had one.

Nuclear Experts: Portion of Fukushima’s molten fuel believed to have “moved into earth” — Melted cores contacting groundwater may be cause of recent spike in radiation levels -CTV

No kiddin. The cores have been contacting groundwater for some time. Radiation spikes are from criticalities.

TV: We’re talking about generations being affected by Fukushima, and also their future healthcare… How are those in charge getting away with this, time after time by just saying sorry? — What do we tell the younger generation about what happened to our ocean? (VIDEOS)

Yes, all future generations of not just humans, but all life. Children are more susceptible to radiation than adults. You better tell them now.

“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

Yes, the ultimate, worst-case scenario. Any questions?

Lawmaker: Declare ‘State of Emergency’ right away and intervene at Fukushima — Japan Professor: Issue S.O.S. now, it’s really an emergency… Gov’t is utterly lost, international help is needed

Yes, the Japanese government is lost, as well as all other governments… and all other experts and all institutions. A grand failure of the human race.

New criticality.

I’m not going to wait for the Japanese sewage sludge data to come out (typically a month after the fact), but there is has obviously been another major criticality at Fukushima recently. Radiation levels have jumped in Japan from August 12 to August 19 (1). High background levels at the Columbia nuclear plant in Washington (2), later partially explained away. Large steam and obscuring fog events on the Tepco webcam (3). And my thyroid tells me that a ROBUST radioiodine event is in progress.

Lugol’s iodine or uncontaminated kelp is called for, along with selenium and magnesium to control any autoimmune reactions. This applies most of all to nursing mothers, because radioactive iodine concentrates in the breast and is passed to the baby in breast milk (5).

Radioactive iodine is ingested by humans mainly by milk, but also through eating green leafy vegetables, and by inhalation (6). Not just iodine-131 is radioactive but iodine-132, -133, -135, and -129 are problems. The short-lived istopes 132 through 135 might be worse, but they would be more of a problem in Japan, since they decay quickly and it takes time for the gases and particles to cross the Pacific. Tellurium isotopes like Te-132 and -131m also accumulate in the thyroid.

Thyroid diseases that result from radioactive iodine include thyroid cancer, thyroid cysts and nodules, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, toxic multinodular goiter, and autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease and Graves disease).

A recent study found an association of childhood exposure to radioactive iodine from the Nevada testing site and infertility (8):

In this exploratory analysis, we have found a possible association between childhood radio-iodine exposure and subsequent infertility. If confirmed, this finding has potentially broad impact, since an estimated 55 million children were exposed in the United States (Hoffman et al. 2002).

Radioactive iodine also accumulates in the pituitary gland. The destructive effects of radioiodine affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and the thyroid, and the entire endocrine system. According to Yablokov et al (7):

Radioactive fallout from Chernobyl has had serious adverse effects on every part of the endocrine system of irradiated individuals. Among adults, the thyroid gland concentrates up to 40% of a radioactive iodine dose, and in children up to 70% (Il’in et al., 1989; Dedov et al., 1993). The hypophysis (pituitary gland) actively incorporates radioactive iodine at levels 5 to 12 times higher than normal (Zubovsky
and Tararukhina, 1991)…

All physiological functions such as the onset of puberty and the closing of bone epiphyses that are dependent on the organs of internal secretion—the pancreas, parathyroids, thyroid, and adrenal glands and the ovaries and the testes—which control multiple functions must coordinate to sustain normal development. Thus Chernobyl’s radioactive contamination has adversely impacted the function of the entire endocrine system.

Hormonal imbalances affect growth and the emotions. Excess of growth hormones like prolactin lead to increased inflammation, and become the basis of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Deficiencies or excesses of glutocorticoids affect the immune system and lead to imbalances in insulin, sodium, water retention, blood pressure, etc.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis used to be rare. Now it is the most common autoimmune disease (9):

In the early 1950s my mentor Noel Rose induced lymphocytic infiltration of the thyroid gland by injecting thyroglobulin into rabbits. The pathologist in the group, Kornel Terplan, noted that the lesions were reminiscent of those seen in the “rare” human disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. To confirm their findings in humans, the researchers asked endocrinologists in the Buffalo area for sera from Hashimoto’s patients. The endocrinologists’ reply was “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis? We rarely see this kind of patient.” And, in fact, it took the researchers about 2 yr to collect just 12 sera (25). Half a century later, our recognition and understanding of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has expanded so much that it has now become the most common autoimmune disease. (It took Manetti et al. only 1.5 yr to collect 707 thyroiditis cases!)

Well, I know why Hashimoto’s has exploded since the 1950’s… RADIATION.

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(1) http://www.asyura2.com/13/genpatu33/msg/229.html (Japanese)
(2) http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2013/08/max-alert-columiba-river-nuclear.html
(3) http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/porewater4/media/200817_zpsaad64381.png.html
(4) http://enenews.com/forum-post-radiation-monitoring-data-april-30-2012-present/comment-page-30#comment-376055
(5) http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/74/880/378.full.pdf
(6) www.unscear.org/docs/reports/2008/11-80076_Report_2008_Annex_D.pdf (large pdf)
(7) http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov%20Chernobyl%20book.pdf (p. 77)
(8) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3553427/pdf/ehp.1104231.pdf
(9) http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/92/6/2038.full.pdf

Thyroid cancer increase in Fukushima, vitiligo starts appearing in Japan.

New data has appeared showing a total of 44 Fukushima children now have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, or are suspected of malignancy (to be confirmed by surgery). According to Kouta Kinoshita, this rate is 24.9 children per 100,000 people. Dr. Bandazhevsky has said:

In the Gomel region (5 years after the accident), 1991, was most affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the frequency of thyroid cancer in children was 11.3 children per 100,000 people. It is included in this but you, girl, will be 16.8 per 100,000.

So, if all the suspected cases are counted, the thyroid cancer rate for children in Fukushima is over two times higher than the rate in highly contaminated areas near Chernobyl… and these cancers appeared in less than 2.5 years in Fukushima, while it took 5 years at Chernobyl. So the thyroid cancer rate is over twice as high in less than half the time.

It is way ahead of Chernobyl. No wonder, Fukushima has been spreading iodine-131 and iodine-129 with every criticality for 2.5 years.


A total of 1,564 Japanese have developed symptoms of vitiligo, following the use of a cosmetic cream. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease which causes depigmentation of skin, through the loss of melanocytes in the affected areas.. It turns out that many other Japanese are now developing this condition. This cow is Fukushima shows spots of depigmentation, and the sea turtle that washed up on the Kanagawa coast in July also has this condition.

Generalized vitiligo (GV) is the most common pigmentation disease, in which white spots of skin and overlying hair result from loss of melanocytes from the involved regions. GV is a complex disease involving both genetic predisposition and unknown environmental triggers. Whereas various pathogenetic mechanisms have been suggested, most evidence supports an autoimmune basis for this disease. Recently, three different genome-wide association studies of GV have been reported, identifying a total of 17 confirmed GV susceptibility loci. Almost all of these genes encode immunoregulatory proteins, together highlighting pathways by which melanocytes might be recognized and killed…

While these discoveries underscore the autoimmune nature of GV, they do not offer specific clues as to the environmental triggers that may initiate the autoimmune response. GV is a disease of the skin, the organ that is the first point of contact for one’s interaction with the external environment, and which is highly accessible for analysis of that interaction. Furthermore, because GV is so visually evident, it is usually diagnosed early. (here)

Well, I’ve got a real good idea of one of the environmental triggers… radionuclides. Vitiligo has an association with psoriasis, another inflammatory autoimmune skin disease, and I know for sure that radioactive contaminants trigger it, because I have psoriatic arthritis myself. These skin diseases show up early, which is advantageous. Another inflammatory disease, atherosclerosis, causes plaques to build up on arteries, which may cause heart diseases, heart attacks, and strokes. This is the #1 killer in industrialized countries. The symptoms are not as obvious as skin symptoms, and often the sufferer does not know if he/she has this condition until it is too late.

Skin symptoms were the most prominent type of radiation symptoms in Japan last year. But we can see that the skin symptoms are a leading indicator of inflammatory disease, which has a genetic component affected by radiation, and that in the near future heart disease will take over as #1, to be followed at some point by cancer.

Fukushima is now considered “uncontainable”… it will leak into both the ocean and atmosphere for decades, centuries, or millenia. A tank on the site started leaking, and it released 24,000,000,000,000 Bq of β radionuclides. It is still leaking. How many Chernobyls are stored in the tanks? They didn’t seal the tank connections with welds, but with cheap rubber sealing to save money. The cobalt-60 that was detected suggests an interaction from neutron emitters like plutonium which are making the metal brittle and rotting the rubber seals. Soon all the tanks will empty into the sea.

Apparent criticality in Fukushima unit 3 leads to Japan NRA outing Tepco for radioactive leaks.

Fukushima Diary (1) has a table from Tepco showing alpha radiation measurements of HEPA filters in unit 3 of Fukushima Daiichi of 190,000 Bq/m3, on May 14-15. These are alpha-emitting particles, not gases, so they are likely to be mostly uranium and plutonium. No explanation was given as to why it took almost 3 months to release this data.

A previous post (2) showed high levels of radioactive silver (Ag-110m) and cobalt-60 in unit 3 at the same time. Units 1 and 2 did not have the same activities. Radioactive silver comes from melted control rods. Cobalt-60 arises from the interaction of neutron emitters (like plutonium) with building materials (like walls, fuel pool structures, etc.)

A post on this blog (3) showed high levels of iodine-131 in sewage sludge in two geographically separated Japanese prefectures in June and July.

And radioactive xenon (4) was detected in the air by South Korea in June.

And also my thyroid swelled up for the period approximately June 1-July 15. (I have autoimmune disease and a TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma, which has caused secondary hyperthyroidism.)

So this adds up to a criticality which began in early and middle May, and released isotopes of iodine, xenon, cesium, strontium, tritium, uranium, and plutonium into the air, and is especially continuing into the sea. This means that the nuclear fuel that went critical has gotten hotter… whether the fuel is underground corium, or aboveground spent fuel pools. I suspect the latter.

This chain reaction has transferred nuclear energy into the creation of new radioactive isotopes, on top of what is already at the plant. I had previously thought unit 5 was responsible, but it appears that unit 3, the MOX reactor, is responsible. Both the reactor and spent fuel pool in this unit have high amounts of plutonium in the fuel.

Sharp increases in cesium, strontium, tritium, and all-beta radiation in pools and trenches had been reported by Tepco after this criticality. The increases in all-beta are consistent with radioactive daughter products of uranium. Finally the Japanese nuclear regulatory agency had enough, and stated that these isotopes were leaking into the sea, and Tepco admitted to it, after lying about sea releases for two years.

This has led to a slew of news stories and op-ed pieces in the mainstream mass media. In a commentary in the Jerusalem Post (5),

If you haven’t read about Fukushima recently, or for a long time, you should – but only if you are ready to be shocked and frightened and confused. In any event, it looks like we are going to be hearing a great deal more about it. But however it turns out, the clearest conclusion to be drawn from the sad saga is that governments and their agencies simply cannot be believed, especially in matters of life and death.

And a story today in Reuters quotes Arnie Gundersen about the dangers of removing rods from spent fuel pool #4:

“There is a risk of an inadvertent criticality if the bundles are distorted and get too close to each other,” Gundersen said.

He was referring to an atomic chain reaction that left unchecked could result in a large release of radiation and heat that the fuel pool cooling system isn’t designed to absorb.

“The problem with a fuel pool criticality is that you can’t stop it. There are no control rods to control it,” Gundersen said. “The spent fuel pool cooling system is designed only to remove decay heat, not heat from an ongoing nuclear reaction.”

The rods are also vulnerable to fire should they be exposed to air, Gundersen said.

Hey Arnie, we just had a criticality.

This should indicate that the recent revelations have the form of a limited hangout (6). From Wikipedia:

A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details.

It takes the form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or “mea culpa” type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be “coming clean” and acting with integrity; but in actuality, by withholding key facts, is protecting a deeper operation and those who could be exposed if the whole truth came out. In effect, if an array of offenses or misdeeds is suspected, this confession admits to a lesser offense while covering up the greater ones.

The “mea culpa” confession is the admission of radioactive leaks into the Pacific. The greater offense is the cover-up of criticalities, especially iodine-131 measurements. Look at the huge rate of thyroid cysts and nodules, and thyroid cancer, among Japanese children. They’re lying about iodine.

Tepco has built an impervious wall between the plant and the sea, in an effort to stop the leaks. It failed and was overtopped even before they finished it. All it does is back the leaking water up into the plant, and weaken the reactor building foundations and the soil underneath, which may cause a huge catastrophe in a collapse.

Now they are talking about building a mile-long “ice wall” around the reactors. Even if this works, it will not stop the criticalities. The radionuclides will be released into the air, and much of them will be deposited as rainfall over the Pacific anyway.

And if that wasn’t enough, a nuclear plant in Taiwan (7) has been leaking contaminated water since 2009. And the linear accelerator laboratory at Tokai released (8) 20 billion becquerels of radioactivity. This is not much compared to Fukushima, but it consists of many exotic and little-known radioisotopes.

(1) http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/08/190000-bqm3-of-%CE%B1-nuclide-detected-from-reactor3-pcv-gas/
(2) http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/06/ag-110m-detected-from-gas-sample-of-reactor1-and-3-the-boiling-point-is-2164%E2%84%83/
(3) http://optimalprediction.com/upsurge-of-iodine-131-in-japan-daiichi-on-fire/
(4) http://enenews.com/expert-recent-xenon-detections-in-s-korea-may-be-from-fukushima-reactors-criticality-or-spontaneous-fission-of-curium-to-blame
(5) http://www.jpost.com/Business/Commentary/Global-Agenda-Fukushima-returns-322534
(6) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout
(7) http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2013/0813/Fukushima-isn-t-the-only-nuclear-plant-leaking-radioactive-water
(8) http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130812-00000122-jij-soci

Pacific moisture movement over US. Hawaiian coral reefs dying.

The outflow of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific has now, at long last, been declared an “emergency.” It has been admitted that the radioactive pollution of the sea has been going on since the beginning of the catastrophe in March 2011.

The concentration of beta emitters such as strontium and tritium has increased by a factor of 47 times in recent days. There was an earthquake in the area after the first measurement, which caused a spike in airborne emissions. It is likely that it caused a spike in liquid emissions too. It is unknown at this time whether this spike is temporary or the beginning of another meltdown at the plant.

The transformation of the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear dead zone has ramifications for organisms such as humans living on land in North America. First, obviously, the fish from there will be contaminated and not fit for consumption before they become extinct. Radionuclides such as cesium and plutonium are transferred from sea to rainfall, atmosphere and land by a process of sea salt aerosol production, while tritium (in the form of radioactive water) is transferred to the air by direct evaporation. The revelation of huge amounts of tritium being released by Fukushima Daiichi is highly significant here. Tritium cannot be filtered in a practical manner, and is ubiquitous in the environment as water is. Filtering technologies such as reverse osmosis and ion exchange are useless for removing tritium. Only people getting water from fossil water supplies or deep aquifers will escape having tritium in tap water. Americans will be breathing in tritiated water vapor for decades. Its half-life is 12 years, so it will be around for 120 years. But it is being released from Fukushima in exponentially increasing quantities, and who knows how long this will keep going on.

But as shown below, organisms such as cyanobacteria and fungi are already at work destroying Hawaii’s coral reefs. These organisms, as well as the deadly poisons cyanotoxins and mycotoxins, will also be transferred to the land mass of the North American continent. And one can only imagine the mutated radioactive organisms which will prey on the remains of sea life.

Mean moisture flux, December through February

These two graphics are found in this meteorological paper. The first one represents the mean vertically integrated moisture flux over North America for the months December through February. In short, it shows the regions where moisture comes off the Pacific, versus the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. It indicates, that in the winter months, moisture originates from the Pacific in most of the US, all of Canada, and a good part of Mexico. If you follow the arrows, you can see that the exceptions in the US are Florida, and the southeastern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. This is on average, it doesn’t mean that Pacific moisture does not penetrate these areas too, but it is less than half of it.

Mean moisture flux, July through September

The second graphic represents moisture flux for the months July through September. We see here that most of the US and Mexico get moisture from the Atlantic and the Gulf. So any emissions from the Pacific will be sharply reduced in these months. The west coast states, and states on the northern tier, east to northern New England, as well as all Canada, continue to get their moisture from the Pacific. So they never get a break, and the food crops grown in the regions never get one either.

The disease destroying coral reefs on the north side of Kauai and Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands continues to increase. Dr. Thierry Work, head of USGS Infectious Diseases, has stated that this is caused by cyanobacteria and fungi. These are the constituents of the Japanese “black substance” which is highly radioactive, and is appearing in more and more areas in Japan. Marine biologist Terry Lilley, who has been investigating this crisis, is feature in the following videos. It is likely that this disease is caused, or is being furthered by, radioactive contamination of the seawater in this area.

Kauai's Coral Disease Outbreak

The Genie Show – Kauai's Coral Disease

Strong earthquake rocks northeast Japan. Sudden radiation spike. Tepco lies again.

A strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.0 shook northeast Japan
today.

The quake shook a wide region, including Fukushima and Iwate prefectures, and there was no risk of a tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs Fukushima Dai-ichi, said no problems were reported there or at another one of its nuclear plants in Fukushima, and that there were no power outages and radiation monitors did not show any change.

Tepco lied again. The radiation monitor at Okuma, in Fukushima prefecture, nearby the plant, showed a sudden spike in atmospheric radiation two hours after the quake, to a level over 1,600 uSv/hr.

This youtube video shows the shaking on the Tepco webcam, starting at 14:30 on recording.