Iodine-131 on the rise again in Japan.

Iodine-131 levels are on the rise again the last two weeks in Gunma prefecture. This correlates with increased activity visible on the webcams. You can expect 31 times as much iodine-129 as what is measured here. This indicates recent increased criticality at Fukushima, so there will be increased emissions of all sorts of other radionuclides, too.

4 thoughts on “Iodine-131 on the rise again in Japan.

  1. thank you so much for this post, bobby1. please clarify “This correlates with increased activity visible on the webcams.” the webcams located where? do you have the link? also would you please give me the source of the graph? thank you again.

  2. These numbers remind me of nuckelchen’s point that Tepco has “major-events every first days in a month.” What do you think?

    From his blog:
    haste even noticed it? can tepco anything with a perverse and punctuality.

    because you know
    you guggst first march to the second:

    and so on …”

    Also, I have been trying to find something that might be able to filter the Iodine 129 (and I-131) from our water. Can anyone recommend a filter? The jury seems to be out on what will work:

    Some claim that activated charcoal will work:

    In the “Iodnine Chaser” article above, they say that,
    “So far, the most promising work of Nenoff and her colleagues focuses on zeolites, a class of metal oxide minerals with dense, clay-like textures riddled with very small pores.”

    …and there is this company that says that their hybrid zeolite, etc. filter can remove Iodine 129:

    …yet vital1’s post on Enenews about radioactive lead in the zeolite tested gives me pause…

    August 5, 2012 at 4:32 am ยท Reply
    I tested 1 kg of Zeolite with a scintillator in a lead and copper lined test
    chamber. The test shows that it has radioactive lead and Bismuth Isotopes in it. Most soils do, these are created from uranium and thorium decay, in most soils.

    People are taking Zeolite to remove radioactivity from their bodies when it has it in it already. OK, they only take a small amount at a time, so maybe it doesn’t matter? The second green marker in the chart, marks the largest peak for Lead 214.

    It is less radioactive than the Bentonite clay that I tested. If you look at the red highlighted peaks in the Bentonite clay chart, these peaks indicate the presence of radioactive lead. See test chart.

    There are a lots of questions to be answered here.

    Is it a risk or an advantage to take these substances internally?

    Do they actually remove radioactive contamination from a persons body?

    Are the radioactive isotopes in them being absorbed when they pass through the digestive system?

    It is generally agreed that consuming radioactive, or stable lead is not a good thing!

    There is a big difference between using these items as a mud pack, and ingesting them.”

    • Consuming clay or zeolite is out of the question for me, since they contain heavy metals like lead and aluminum. I use the clay externally, though.

      I’m concerned that people will be developing heavy metal sensitivity due to radiation exposure, and then developing reactions to zeolite and clay. But I don’t want to say everybody shouldn’t take it, either.

      The problem with radio-iodine is that most of it is in gas form, and reverse osmosis itself doesn’t get rid of it. Most RO systems have charcoal filters, I got the coconut shell type. But it isn’t as efficient in removing dissolved gas as it is in removing particles. I think de-ionization is called for. But maybe those massive charcoal filters will work.

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