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.

(1) (Japanese)
(6) (large pdf)
(7) (p. 77)

27 thoughts on “New criticality.

  1. Truth
    August 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm Log in to Reply
    Visiting a winery in central CA that day, my gamma scout went off and went off the scale with the overwash warning. It could not measure the gamma radiation I was hit with. I was in shock. I could not believe what I was seeing and thought at first my rental car had its lights left on or that my watch alarm was going off. When I saw that the gamma scout was sounding its alarm for the first time since I have had it now a few years (batter still good), I regretted not having it on my while I was in the building talking with people there and then taking a few photos of the grapes and nature outside. I have not had any sever symptoms and it has been over 48 hours. I can only hope it was a malfunction but the readings are now normal. It went off then on for about 10 seconds at a time or more even while I was in the car. What could have been the cause?… Any of this or something else?

    • Perhaps carry a battery-powered pocket AM radio to rule out ElectroMagnetic Fields and Interference. Tune in to strong station, preferrably higher on the dial, IIRC.
      (810? – not that there’s anything worth listening to there post-Dr.Bill, despite his being “Father of Directional Drilling” and former nuke pro, weapons designer, probably still pro-nukepuke – pity, would gladly give left nut & eat Fuku to hear him interview Mochizuki-san and vice-versa for an hour or more)

      Simple experiment. Put Inspector close to LCD monitor or cautiously WiFi.
      Do readings change significantly?

      Am no expert, just relaying what i have gleaned.
      Hoping it is food for thought.

  2. This may or may not be a hoax. It is alleged that there is too much radiation for the workers to deal with units 1-3, the plant is out of control and effectively abandoned.

    “August 21, 2013
    This is a leak from the TEPCO executives.
    There is no evidence. Also wrote in the diary some time ago can no longer treatment of Unit 1 – Unit 3. Which does not allow the water injection. It is not possible to work radiation intensity is too strong. Please be prepared. First, those of Tokyo and Tochigi Prefecture and Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Chiba Prefecture immediately

    Please be engraved evacuation. This Fukushima nuclear power plant Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 is not able to control

    A, is the meaning of Unit 4 that neither can control. Then, Unit 5, Unit 6 will also not be able to control. Nuclear fuel of 10 000 or more will melt down to fit. Be advised until now is the reality. Shopping and evacuation preparation is required. Let Ikinuki to the end! “Never be hazardous immediately.” Radioactivity please do not be fooled. I stood half years. When, as any TEPCO, the government or to announce? It is the Noah’s Ark modern. People who lend an ear to the advice of Noah was not home at that time also. ” (Japanese)

  3. Time for a reminder:

    ‘In 1953 the Japanese medical authorities, notified the American medical authorities, that there appeared to
    be a major explosion in these seemingly unconnected symptomatic problems developing in the areas
    surrounding Hiroshima and Nagasaki and they notified the American authorities that high levels of Candida
    were always associated with these symptoms. At first that relationship was denied but in the late 1950’s they
    presented 5,000 documented case histories to a Mayo clinic in upstate New York. And so finally the
    American’s looked at the Candida fungus once again, and by this time electron microscopes had been
    developed and science was starting to unravel the secrets of genetic codes and comparing the Candida
    fungus that had been stored in formaldehyde since 1915, with the genetic codes of the post atom bombing
    in Japan, it became evident that low level radiation had mutated the simple one cell fungus.
    This was the secret scientific precursor that finally forced all governments on earth to put their atmospheric
    nuclear testing underground because low level radiation was shown to mutate and change forever the very
    basis of our biological terrain, i.e. our ability to be alive.’

    • Jilly, you never fail to rock my world. Today became a flood of ppl. It is just about to get ‘wrapped up’ so to speak and then it is dinner and baths and bedtime and picking up mommy from work’ Dang girl miss you…. squeezins. 🙂 tomorrow is a new day!

    • “11. Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact
      on Microbial Biota
      Alexey V. Yablokov
      Of the few microorganisms that have been studied, all underwent rapid changes in
      the areas heavily contaminated by Chernobyl. Organisms such as tuberculosis bacilli;
      hepatitis, herpes, and tobacco mosaic viruses; cytomegalovirus; and soil micromycetes
      and bacteria were activated in various ways. The ultimate long-term consequences for
      the Chernobyl microbiologic biota may be worse than what we know today. Compared
      to humans and other mammals, the profound changes that take place among these
      small live organisms with rapid reproductive turnover do not bode well for the health
      and survival of other species.
      One gram of soil contains some 2,500,000,000
      microorganisms (bacteria,microfungi, and protozoa).
      Up to 3 kg of the mass of an adult human
      body is made up of bacteria, viruses, and microfungi.
      In spite of the fact that these represent
      such important and fundamentally live ecosystems
      there are only scarce data on the various
      microbiological consequences of the Chernobyl
      catastrophe.” page 281
      “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”
      Alexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko
      NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.
      5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited.
      hard copy now available at Greko Printing P:734.453.0341; F: 734.453.5902; email:

  4. Thank you Bobby, I am straddling the fence on my grand daughter being breast fed. She only feeds now probably 2 times a day instead of 10 now that her mom is working. Praise God. Please pray all, if you are so inclined for Dunia’s safety, I know everyone has plenty on their plate, but if you are so inclined and remember her name, thank you all. I am attempting to get my head wrapped around this thing so that I can navigate my life and my family thru the coming weeks, months and years.

    • Thanks for catching that, Vgirl. Perhaps the iodine will blow away… today is much better. I noticed the wind direction changed from north to southeast. Of course, tomorrow it may come back.

      • oh, thank you, “Dunia” is arabic, and means ‘the world’ in a supposedly affectionate way. It is used as a female name in Arabic speaking countries. My daughter picked it after her Arabic teacher at Defense Language Institute ‘named’ her that for the duration of her language course there not long ago.

        here is a song named ‘Dunia’ by a group named Bliss…kind of cool… many ppl have made videos to this song as I see. this is the first one on the list..she likes it..

        • hmm it’s one picture continuously, i thought it changed. i have listened to it several times and I see that I don’t watch, i just listen! cool tho..

  5. nuckelchen
    August 26, 2013 at 12:03 am · Reply
    why i don’t like mondays:
    “standart” spike as like we allready known in tomioka machi today
    “high” spike in koori-town

    some more places around didn’t looks better on todays monday morning too…

  6. I see on ENENEWS today,

    ” [Toshimitsu Motegi, the minister of trade and industry] said, “The urgency of the situation is very high. From here on, the government will take charge.””

    I guess that means they are down on one knee….one more to go….

    • Tepco is now asking for international help, but instead the government says it will take charge. They do not want politically independent, international experts to inspect the plant.

    • That is telling, neh?
      One wonders what it is guvmint may have to hide that they would risk all planetary health.

      Of course, they have been criticizing TEPCO for leaks, although not exactly elaborating upon which type of fukuleaks.

    • I tend to think that even without the endless pedantic committees, they may have better odds of throwing themselves at the ground and missing!

      I do hope i am wrong. it happens periodically.

  7. Where do you get “uncontaminated kelp” when the entire Pacific is no a radiation dumping ground? What sort of radiation testing equipment is affordable and reliable for the average citizen? Am I looking for a Geiger counter, or something else?

      • Hi Jordan. The North Pacific is contaminated, but the South Pacific and other oceans are still relatively OK, but I am having doubts about the North Atlantic now. I’m not eating fish from there anymore either. I have seen Australian and New Zealand seaweed for sale on the internet.

        It’s easier to get Lugol’s iodine… most iodine is mined, and most of that is from Chile (southern hemisphere).

    • am eager to experiment with Pin Diodes via Laptop HD Audio Line Input and programs like PRA.

      Also need to research 2N3055 Transistor Alpha Detector.

      Build a network of them with multiple HD audio cards in a desktop, script a little software, and presto-digito “3d imago”.

      Low voltage, low current, low cost
      I’ve been neglecting this for over a year now.
      Damn job got in the way.

      Well that and it’s been ’bout 3 decades since i wrote any software worth thinking about.

      “The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots.” – The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)

  8. Tepco measured 5,100,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 from groundwater in August 2013 / Concealed for 5 months

    The newly published data reveals the fact that Tepco was aware of the significant Strontium-90 contamination in groundwater and seawater.

    Except for the samples still “under analysis” for 6 months, Tepco measured Strontium-90 from all the groundwater samples taken from the seaside of reactor1 and 2. The highest reading was 5,100,000 Bq/m3 (8/22/2013). This is 94 times much as the former highest reading measured last May.

  9. *** There was a criticality in Unit 3 around Aug. 8, 2013 or so, 11 days before this. ***

    More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released into the environment during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last year, according to estimates by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

    Although TEPCO’s stricken facility is estimated to currently emit about 10 million becquerels per hour, the utility said that cleanup efforts at the plant’s No. 3 reactor on Aug. 19, 2013, resulted in the release of a maximum 1.1 trillion becquerels of radioactive materials over a period of four hours.

    • *** The pebbles might have something to do with the dust from #3 debris removal. ***

      Submitted on 2013/09/01 at 12:19 am
      Strange sounds, like pebbles coming down from the sky tonight… this happened in 2011.

      Submitted on 2013/08/31 at 2:25 pm | In reply to Bobby1.
      Damn, having a hard time seeing today. Everything is a blur.

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