Marked in bright red on the map (L) is a huge radioactive Dead Zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown with a pink corridor going right through the middle of it marked with the charming Japanese euphemism, ”difficult area.” In this special area, entry is allowed in magical circumstances when it is for the public’s convenience. That is, “convenience” for the public makes deadly radiation somehow go way, ha, ha.
More revisions to Fukushima zones world-nuclear-news.org
03 December 2012
…the zone is changed to allow restricted access to residents, although they may not stay overnight. Some parts of the zone have now been declared a “restricted” area where entry can only be gained for a specific purpose, marked orange on METI's map. Remaining parts of the zone are now classed as a “difficult” area…more…
—0KUMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 07: W0rkers set the gate to divide the area on December 7, 2012 in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan. Japanese government reclassified the area where 96 percent of Okuma city residents used to live as 'residents will face difficulties in returning for a long time' according to the radiation contamination level, will apply on December 10.
In a disastrous debut, Japan Inc’s newest AT-AT Walker (Wiki) fails spectacularly.
Toshiba Shows Four-Legged Robot for Nuke Disaster ABC News | by Yuri Kageyyama AP Business Writer
Nov. 21, 2012 (AP) YOKOHAMA–Toshiba Corp. unveiled a robot Wednesday that the company says can withstand high radiation and help…[at] Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
The four-legged robot can climb over debris and venture into radiated areas off-limits to humans…But the machine, which looks like an ice cooler on wobbly metal legs, also appears prone to glitches. The robot took a jerky misstep during a demonstration to reporters, freezing with one leg up in the air. It had to be lifted by several people and rebooted.…more...
Cesium in trout 110 times over limit The Japan Times | Nov. 18, 2012
A mountain trout caught in the Niida River in Fukushima Prefecture contained 11,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, more than 110 times above the government limit for food products, a survey by the Environment Ministry …more…
Other fishy Fukushima news of the nuclear reactor meltdowns reported on the the 3Yen include: ☢No-so-green Greenlings of Fukushima (3Yen / 2012-08-22)
Glow-in-the-dark, asiatic black bears (R) roaming the dead zone around the Fukushima nuclear meltdown is like a mash-up of The Colbert Report’s campaign against those “Godless Killing Machines” pillaging our peaceful planet.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare now reports that this Ursine Evil has SEVEN times the Japanese limit: 100 becquerels of radiation per kilogram (100 Bq/Kg*).
760 Bq/Kg of cesium from Asian black bear in west coast of Japan Fukushima Diary | November 9, 2012
According to the report of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 760 Bq/Kg of cesium was measured from Asian black bear in Niigata prefecture…
Sample : Meat of Asian black bear
Sampling date : 10/24/2012
Cs-134 : 280 Bq/Kg
Cs-137 : 480 Bq/Kg
Location : Tokamachi city Niigata More…
Curry Hamburger: Delicious! Nutritious!! Contains Cesium!!! Our Brave Reporter Investigates RocketNews24 | 2012/11/06
…The proprietor of the restaurant explained…
“The beef patties really do contain traces of cesium. Since the amount of the substance in the meat is well below the ‘safe’ amount determined by the government, we technically don’t have to mention that there’s any in there…so, even though they’re perfectly safe to eat, we decided to make it plain–these hamburgers contain cesium.” More…
Angry packs of jellyfish attacking and blocking the intake of the cooling seawater supply on a nuclear power plant (3Yen / 2011-06-25) are now Japan’s latest catastrophic concern of Japan’s nuclear industry…
Possible catastrophic nuclear scenarios reviewed NHK WORLD English | /2012oct26
…[the Japanese government] will study various types of serious accidents or dangers. These will include terrorist attacks, plane crashes, volcanic activity, toxic gases and the loss of cooling functions due to a massive convergence of jellyfish from the sea...more...
Previous 3Yen reports over the years about these mad jellies include:
—PANIC! Killer jellyfish invading Japan!2008-02-09
—INVASION OF THE NUCLEAR JELLYFISH!2006-07-20
—The Attack of the Killer Jellyfish!2007-02-20
—Attack of the giant jellyfish! 2005-12-08
It has been more than a year since we reported on Japan’s radioactive sushi and seas (3Yen / 2011-05-27), but nothing has improved.
Fish Caught in Fukushima as Tainted as a Year Ago, Study Says Bloomberg | Oct 26, 2012
Fish caught in waters off the coast of northern Japan, where an earthquake triggered a radiation leak at the Fukushima power plant, are still as contaminated today…Contamination levels were particularly high among species dwelling at the bottom of the ocean, as sinking radioactive materials tainted the seafood, research…in the journal Science, suggest there is a continued source of radiation from the seafloor that will have a lasting impact…more…
Back March, the 3Yen reported on the Japan’s “creative” solution of Feeding radioactive rice to the elderly(3Yen / 2012-03-26).
Well now, the Japanese government is reluctantly admitting that rice from the greater Fukushima area outside the official 20km nuclear meltdown zone can’t pass the government’s contamination standards.
Fukushima rice above threshold for cesium The Japan Times | Oct. 25, 2012
FUKUSHIMA — Rice grown by a farmer in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, returned a radioactive cesium reading of 110 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the maximum of 100, the prefectural government announced…more...