Iodine-131 rises in Chiba prefecture.

The most recent measurements of iodine-131 in sewage sludge from Chiba prefecture indicate the highest amount of I-131 since August. The last measurement was actually made on Dec. 3. It is the third highest measurement since May 2011.

Iodine-131 from Gunma prefecture remained relatively low, as of Nov. 26.

Iodine measurements are affected by wind patterns and rainfall, as well as Fukushima emissions. Chiba is south of Fukushima, and a north wind would blow this way more often in the winter. Gunma is west or southwest of the plant. East winds prevail more often in spring and summer.

Iodine-131 is associated with criticalities. Fukushima Diary has a story about groundwater rising at the plant, and appearing at ground level. Water slows neutrons down and makes criticalities more likely, for any corium on or near ground level.


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UPDATE: I have added Tokyo measurements below. These are the maximum concentrations of I-131 in sludge incineration ash detected in all Tokyo facilities at each reporting period. A value of zero means the amount was less than the minimum detectable amount.

34 thoughts on “Iodine-131 rises in Chiba prefecture.

  1. Thanks for the info and explaination re ground water and corium. This situation is so bad and no one around me cares and a lot aren’t even aware. I think Mochizuki Lori is quite heroic and I’m glad others are following F.D.

  2. Thank you for updating the I131 data and all the other articles! The additional table for Tokyo shows very unpleasant trend. I will try to find information for the water supply there. My gut feeling is that that they have poisoned the watertable.

  3. The comments here, especially Recent Health Issues, are like a diary. The symptoms I had this year were worse than in 2011. Correlate the above graphs with my and others’ health problems & other phenomena this year –

    May 22, 2013 – Thyroid tweaked today in the shower… looks like iodine in the tap water is up. Put a couple drops of Lugol’s on the skin.

    May 25 – Phew… crazy pain last night, from neck down to the tailbone, hit me like a ton of bricks. Still sore now, not to that level though.

    May 25 – It’s back… wtf. It’s like a combination of pain & a burning sensation that fibromyalgia subjects describe.

    May 30 – Well yeah! I was so worried… it’s so good you’re both here in one piece… Here we have the worst radiation in a year and Jill says it’s a VAST improvement over California. That gives some perspective!

    June 4 – The latest round of Fukushima radioactivity releases is causing me to rapidly go back into stage 2 radiation sickness. This is disturbing and disappointing. It seems like the thyroid is more involved this time… I have been spending a lot of time outside the home lately. Long periods away from the air filter are becoming less tolerable. I’m not sure it is as bad as it was the last year or two, I could only tolerate 2 hours at a time then. But it is certainly quickly moving in that direction.

    June 5 – I am totally convinced now that I have Alzheimer’s disease. My brake light went out and I replaced the wrong bulb. I forget what I am doing all the time.

    (From Enenews) (June 13) A strange series of blogs and anecdotal community gossip described people getting swept off breakwaters and out to sea in New Jersey on June 13. It received only local attention for several days. Later someone put these together with an unusual storm system […] and proposed it may have launched a “meteotsunami” […] rarely mentioned in the U.S. [NOAA] stepped in to investigate this 13 June event, and put forward another possible origin besides meteorological: an undersea landslide in the Hudson Canyon.

    June 14 – Second day now I am having trouble walking. The xenon might be here already.

    June 18 – Pouring down rain today. The psoriasis & fungus have tweaked up. Gonna have to do a UV light treatment.

    June 19 – I am being crushed with radiation symptoms. Intestinal, thyroid, hair falling out, fever, psoriasis, cough, lung congestion, unable to eat… Doubled up dose of hydergine. Was gonna post about all the strontium-90, but too weak and dizzy.

    July 5 – I’ve lost 8 pounds with the latest round of radiation. From Apr-Jul 2011 I lost 35 pounds.

    July 8 – My thyroid is definitely swelling, but this was happening before July 4 also.

    July 12 – The last two days have been… wretched. WTF kind of radionuclides are out there? Seems like everything at once. Maybe chemtrails and lithium too. Maybe stuff we don’t even know about.

    July 21- Thyroid has not been bothering me for a week, except in minor ways. The problem is sore throat and cough… my son has it too. Also lymph nodes and ears are involved.

    July 23 – Psoriasis has suddenly tweaked up.

    August 19 – Rapidly going back into the radioactive soup. Peeling nails… two painful bumps suddenly appeared on armpit… back went completely out Saturday… intestinal symptoms… bad cough.

    August 21 – The flu symptoms I have had the last few days have subsided somewhat, but now I have cold sores forming and the psoriasis & arthritis have tweaked up. The air stinks outside. I’m back to the day-to-day symptom changes from late 2011 – early 2012.

    August 22 (Baltimore) – Ravens’ Arthur Jones relieved to be back on field after health scare… Defensive tackle said he was dealing with a heart issue, not a virus… Jones wasn’t sure what was wrong with him. All he knew was that his heart was racing and doctors couldn’t immediately tell him why. The Ravens’ starting defensive tackle had just made two tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, in a preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. At that moment, he wondered if that would be his last game….“My heart was kind of racing and I just didn’t know why it wasn’t settling down after the game,”… “It was never a virus. They actually ruled it out and it wasn’t a heart attack. They actually didn’t know what it was. … The rhythm of my heart wasn’t beating correctly,” said Jones…

    August 23 – Woke up at 3 am today with foot and toe cramps. Wiped out all day. Now thyroid came back. Took Lugol’s iodine again.

    August 24 (Jill) – 3AM foot, toe, calf cramps here too my friend! Add to that I awoke with infected teeth and cloudy strong urine,…Yeah,…I’d say something’s afoot! Something EVIL this way comes!

    August 29 – Incredibly Strange Sounds Coming From The Sky in Terrace BC Aug 29th 2013

    August 30 – Psoriasis tweaking again… it must be cesium & plutonium… the iodine gas hit a week ago, radioactive particles take longer to arrive. This is a pattern that has repeated several times.

    August 31 – Damn, having a hard time seeing today. Everything is a blur.

    September 1 – Strange sounds, like pebbles coming down from the sky tonight… this happened in 2011.

    September 1 (Jill) – I had to have vgirl read passages from the bible the other day,..because even with my glasses on,…everything is a blurrrrrr. One of my friends is having abcessed teeth,…just like me,…for no apparent reason. He is only in his 30′s!

    September 2 (xdrfox) – THEIR HERE : Been out on my M/C a lot over the past week, Lots of Nuke Fleas landing on me, the little buggers BURN, ..little sweaty and make it hard to get them off… I let some sit just to see how intense they will get…they will not stop until brushed away. I moved a few only to have them start to burn the new location.

    September 3 – Skin symptoms increasing again… psoriasis and now granuloma annulare on hands… fingernails look like hell, pitted and dented. Hair falling out.

    September 5 – The psoriasis is flaring to hateful levels. Arthritis is also increasing. If it gets any worse, I may need to use a cane to walk. It’s also affecting the fingers more than usual.

    September 8 (NoNukes) – Instant karma, after writing here about feeling better, I was almost immediately so sick yesterday, Sept. 6. I felt the familiar poisoning that just built and built until I collapsed, my husband said I reminded him of April 8, 2011, which was much worse for me, I almost ended up in the ER after tasting metal. I haven’t been able to read, etc., my world feels like it is shrinking. My thyroid was aching Sept. 4 &5, and my mom’s autoimmune symptoms were through the roof Sept. 6. Vital1 posted this link about spikes in radiation in Seattle Sept 5 & 6.

    September 8 (Jill) – I feel it too NoNukes! Today is BAD, BAD, BAD! This happened one day last week also,….my auto-immune system is totally haywire! No energy,…but worse than that, I can not control my blood sugar. Same thing last week. Shaky, weak, and befuddled. That’s me!

    September 9 (vgirl) – hmm 2 straight nights awake. i want kangen!!!!! i have the mag oil you gave me….gonna do my feet..

    September 11 – Health has improved over the last couple of days… back and hip are a lot better. I think the radiation is moving to the north. A cold front will be here Thursday, it will probably be back.

    September 14 – The cold front came through yesterday morning. My hip and leg are worse, but not nearly as bad as they were a few days ago.

    September 18 (NoNukes) – Our dog has had a strange skin issue that the Vet. said was Staph infection. I read elsewhere that dogs never used to get Staph infections, and got a second opinion, and the next Vet said they didn’t know, maybe food allergies, but now there are pustules on his skin and his skin has turned black and pink in places.

    September 20 – Good idea… my thyroid has been twinging the last couple of days, and I barely avoided having to use a cane going to the store today. Radiation is back on the upswing here… The strange noise was so loud this morning between 6:30-7:30 am, I could hear it with the windows shut and the fan blasting… the rumbling was shaking the house a little. I wonder what was up with that.

    September 22 (NoNukes) – We had the whitest, brightest clouds ever yesterday after the rain, we had to shield our eyes with our hands.

    September 26 (NoNukes) – So I just want to let his vets know that our dog is so much better already! We added a tablespoon each of aloe juice, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil to his food twice a day, and 1-2 drops of Lugol’s iodine and aloe from a plant to his skin. Within 48 hours he was a changed guy. Skin, ear, eyes are all so much better.
    He loves the food! Will add more this week.

      • Thank God for you too, Jill!

        There were two main plumes… May thru July and August thru September. The earlier one shows up better on the Gunma graph. The later one shows up better on the Chiba graph. The Tokyo graph has both of them, and has a November plume worse than either of the previous ones!

  4. Bobby1: If the Tokyo Sewage Sludge Graph is your own work, will you please keep updating this graph with new data, and publishing an update from time to time? Many thanks.
    PhilipUpNorth

    • Philip, you can try this link:

      http://www.gesui.metro.tokyo.jp/oshi/infn0520.htm

      Translated, the ones with “The radioactivity concentration, etc.” There hasn’t been I-131 detected lately.

      Most of the reports for sewage detection in different cities have ceased, or the links have changed. I haven’t talked about I-131 lately, partly because there is less iodine than previously, partly because of my illness which has turned my life upside down.

      I should go through the data again. Summer 2013 featured lots of iodine-131, and maybe the beginning of 2014.

    • The only thyroid issue I have had recently was last December, and that was likely from the Ukraine plant. Before that, it must have been Jan. 2014. The whole time in June-September 2013 was crazy.

      I have a pituitary tumor that releases TSH, a “TSH-oma”. It has caused secondary hyperthyroidism.

  5. Hi bobby1,
    I’ve been a long time reader of yours but first time commenting.
    This page in particular I have read countless times.

    I have a few questions regarding the I – 131 that disappeared from Tokyo sewage data and wondered if you had any insight.

    I’m looking at the chart and it seems to have a pattern to go in cycles, and each time it wanes it spikes back. Do you think, given the unresolved situation at Daiichi – if the current lull is just another part of this cycle?

    And actually if u look at the chart, each time it picks up the highest point of the spikes are HIGHER than last.. do you think it’s crazy to hypothesize that actually there is another bigger spike on the way after this lull ?

    And lastly, I often see detectable limits change around (seemingly) with no rhyme or reason. Could THAT at all be behind I-131 vanishing from data..?

    Thank you so much for reading this.
    I have been wanting to post this query for a long time but saw your comments above regarding your health and was trying not to disturb you. I hope you are in a better place with your health, please be in no rush to reply.

    Warm regards

    bo

    • No problem bo, thanks. When a chain reaction occurs and we have a criticality, iodine-131 is released. But iodine-135 is also released… this was a huge factor early on at Fukushima. When the I-135 decays, it turns into xenon-135. The xenon extinguishes the chain reaction, so the iodine-131 level goes down. When the Xe-135 disperses, it starts all over again.

      This is why a graph like this is proof that the iodine contamination is from a nuclear reactor, and not peeing thyroid cancer patients, which is the excuse normally given by the nuclear industry, for the presence of iodine-131 in the waters.

  6. Hi bobby1,

    I’ve been a long time reader of yours but first time commenting.

    This page in particular I have read countless times.

    I have a few questions regarding the I – 131 that disappeared from Tokyo sewage data and wondered if you had any insight.

    -I’m looking at the chart and it seems to have a pattern to go in cycles, and each time it wanes it spikes back. Do you think, given the unresolved situation at Daiichi – if the current lull is just another part of this cycle?

    -And actually if u look at the chart, each time it picks up the highest point of the spikes are HIGHER than last.. do you think it’s crazy to hypothesize that actually there is another bigger spike on the way after this lull ?

    -Also, I often see detectable limits change around (seemingly) with no rhyme or reason. Could THAT at all be behind I-131 vanishing from data..?

    -And lastly, is it possible that once corium goes so far down underground, the I-131 released becomes masked? Or could there be some filter TEPCO is using that we don’t know about?

    Of course, all the numbers could be fudged, that’s a given! but there are so many guerilla monitoring groups in Japan and I would think if there was discrepancies people would notice and it would be all over Twitter..? I’m not sure.

    Thank you so much for reading this. I have been wanting to post this query for a long time but saw your comments above regarding your health and was refraining. I hope you are in a better place with your health, please be in no rush to reply.

    Warm regards
    bo

  7. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
    The iodine pit.. very complex and would have to read through over slowly to see if I can understand the concept. Thank you for the link on the lowest limit. I hope I can translate it through to post in Japanese one day so people can see.

    These numbers just get scooped and dumped in front of us like porridge into a bowl for a child at an orphanage. Problem is, we are hungry, and we need to eat. So we eat what’s given. 🙁

  8. Bo ,….your words are haunting: “These numbers just get scooped and dumped in front of us like porridge into a bowl for a child at an orphanage. Problem is, we are hungry, and we need to eat. So we eat what’s given. :(”

    Namaste my friend! May you get some Justice soon-Amen

  9. Bobby – Added a comment to Bo’s on Enenews about the Japanese Sewage sludge radiation measurements here: http://goo.gl/4hBI9M

    I wasn’t implying that the figures YOU used were wrong, just that appears they stopped collecting the ones that mattered in late 2012 if you look at the reports on the Tokyo ‘Sewerage Bureau’ site today. Did they remove dewatered sludge on the ‘Sewerage Bureau’ reports after you posted the graphs, or did you source the data form somewhere else at the time? E.g., your graph shows a Nov. 5, 2013 spike to 80 bq/kg, but I can’t see this on the report they have posted: http://www.gesui.metro.tokyo.jp/oshi/infn0783e.htm

    I had somehow got to similar pages for Chiba and Gunma sludge radiation that ended dewatered sampling in late 2012, but they were not the links you posted on this article. I see the links you posted go right to the perfectures and they are still reporting dewatered sludge samples. I corrected my comment on Enenews and added the links.

    • Paveway, the links are changing all the time. I can’t keep track on whether they have changed the URL or disappeared. Some of them, like Chiba, no longer measure I-131. The Tokyo one is still there, but many of the past readings are no longer on the page. Obviously this is all being done on purpose. Persistent releases of I-131 is the most damning facet of Fukushima there is.

      • I figured as much. They are busy obscuring or removing what little is out there if it has any use. I’m damn sure they keep an eye on blogs like yours in case they miss something.

        Agree about the I-131 as evidence of repeated re-criticality. You know they don’t want people to even consider the possibility. The radioiodine treatment to destroy an overactive thyroid in Japan is a farce – hyperthyroidism is almost non-existent there. I could see trace amounts in sewage sludge, but they would have a hell of a time explaining its presence in water purification plant sludge.

        The most infuriating thing about guessing on I-131 generation is it is so totally unnecessary. The extremely sensitive CTBTO monitors have all this data in minute detail from all over the globe every since day one. We’re just not allowed to see any of it.

      • Hi bobby1, I saw the article about that on fukuleaks which says ‘people think it is medical’ Do you think that has any leg to stand on, in your opinion ?

        • I know nancy and dean at fukuleaks from my time at the japan earthquake scribble. They weren’t impressed with my mortality study. They are Fuku-lite all the way.

          The new report I wrote today on this blog shows elevated I-131 at Gunma, Toyashi, and Chiba, which are widely separated. So the thyroid patients would have to have all started peeing more at the same time across a wide distance. And iodine showed up in Finland and Norway, too. These are 4 events, not just one random event that can be explained by piss.

  10. Thank you so much Paveway. Upon rereading this I am now confused.. if this http://optimalprediction.com/files/tokyo12-20-13.gif was data from incinerated sludge, then how did it still show I-131..? Or perhaps bobby took data from another source, seems like that was your query above, too.

    Either ways, I feel like I’m getting somewhere with this.. was so worth being persistent, risking some posters attacking me to be pronuke.. lol ( because I kept pointing to I-131 disappearing from Tokyo data)

    • Incinerating or ashing a sample drives *most* but not *all* of the I-131 off. You would still see some remaining depending on how contaminated the wet sludge was to begin with. An iodine atom as part of a salt molecule would not be driven off, and the incineration does not affect its half-life. The problem is that you don’t know how much of the sample’s original I-131 was in gas or liquid form vs. some solid compound resistant to incineration. Does an ashed sample with 20 Bq/kg mean the sludge had 50 Bq/kg or 5000 Bq/kg? We don’t know, and it wouldn’t be consistent from sample to sample.

      That only confounds our understanding of relative quantities in the sludge. I-131 has a half-life of eight days. They fact that you find ANY in a sample is alarming – it may have come from a re-criticality of whatever is left of the three cores. Meaning a lot of other fission byproducts far more dangerous than I-131 (relatively speaking) are also being also released. It’s disturbing that they don’t know the state of the cores, but it’s far more worrisome that the cores or their remains may still be capable of any degree of spontaneous fission. There’s no way to stop that – you can’t stuff a control rod into a several-ton blob of 2300C fissioning lava hoping to ‘turn it off’.

  11. Hi StillJill, thank u. We never crossed paths but I am familiar with you from old archives on ene. I like your poetry. Hope you are well. 🙂

    • Thank you Bo! How kind to say so! I am well,……I’m swearing by ozonated water,…and water kefir. These two treatment modalities have done more to ease my FUKU symptoms than ANY other thing I’ve tried. And,…I’ve tried hundreds! 🙂

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