Tropical Storm Rammasun threaten the Philippines

Tropical Depression near Guam developed into the ninth named storm of West Pacific season this year. Tropical Depression 09W became a Tropical Storm Rammasun on July 11, 2014 but shortly after passing near Guam, it was downgraded to a tropical depression again. Guam’s NWS issued a Tropical storm warnings. Guam received 25 to 50 mm (1 to 2 inches) of rain. The system strengthened again, and Tropical Storm Rammasun is now tracking west of Guam, through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean toward the Philippines. MTSAT IR satellite image of TS Rammasun at 21:30 UTC on July 12, 2014. (Credit: NOAA/UW-CIMMS)According to latest report by JTWC, TS Rammasun is located approximately 257 nm west of Andersen AFB, Guam, and is moving westward at speed of 25 km/h… »

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Fukushima Unit 5 Continues Alternate Cooling

Unit 5 continues to operate on shared cooling with the reactor vessel. Graphs of hourly temperature data pulled today show again, the back and forth trend in temperature changes as they shift cooling between the vessel and the pool. The high temperature seen in the RPV graph is 42.5c. Also mentioned today in TEPCO’s daily reports, unit 6 has returned to cooling the spent fuel pool after a short outage to test the fuel gate.
RPV (reactor) temps Spent fuel pool temperature graph
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126 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 from sandbox in a park of Tokyo

126 Bq:Kg of Cesium-134:137 from sandbox in a park of Tokyo

Photo : From google street view of the sampling location

A citizen’s radiation measurement station in Saitama measured significantly high level of radiation in sand of a park in Adachi ward Tokyo.

The reading was 126.1 (± 1.5 Bq/Kg). The sample was taken from a sandbox. Measurement date was 6/23/2014.

This is approx. 1.3 times much as Japanese food safety limit.

↓ Approximate location

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1.4 μSv/h measured in Edogawa ward Tokyo after Typhoon Neoguri passed – Photo

2 1.4 μSv:h measured in Edogawa ward Tokyo after Typhoon Neoguri passed - Photo

A local citizen posted a picture (attached above) of radiation measurement. The reading was 1.396 μSv/h.

The location was in a riverbed of Arakawa-river in Edogawa ward, Tokyo, where Tokyo Skytree can be viewed.

Measurement time was 16:00 7/12/2014 after Typhoon Neoguri passed. It is not clear if the typhoon increased the contamination level, but at least it didn’t wash off the radioactive material.

The pictures below show the neighborhood.

The poster has already evacuated his wife and children to Ohita, western part of Japan.

↓ The approximate location

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Saturday Quake, Aftershock of 3-11 Quake

The 6.8 quake in Japan on early Saturday morning generated tsunami warnings and caused a few evacuations. So far no significant damage has been reported from the quake. It has however been classified as an aftershock of the 3-11 quake that kicked off the massive disaster in Fukushima. The Saturday quake was closer inland and more south than the epicenter of the 3-11 quake.

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Plants starting to sprout from radioactive waste in Kohriyama city – Photo

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Decontamination soil bags are already starting to be torn in Fukushima [URL]

The soil removed from the ground for “decontamination” is starting to break out of the bags in Fukushima.

Environmental NPO staff leaks, the bags are severely deteriorated already because of putrefaction gas from the soil and also the sprout from the plants included with the soil.

The bags are the normal “Flexible container bag”, but there are 140,000 bags in approx. 600 temporary storage areas in Fukushima prefecture. One bag is 1m × 1m, weighs 1 ~ 1.5 t.

Originally, the bags are supposed to last only 3 ~ 5 years.

The government of Japan has not announced any measures to properly preserve the increasing soil from decontamination.

A local citizen posted on Twitter a picture of radioactive waste piled in the city area. It is assumed to contain contaminated soil removed for “decontamination”.

As you see in the picture above, plants are sprouting from the waste and breaking through the shielding soil.

From the profile of the poster, this is a personal post of a TV producer in Fukushima Central Television.

11:28 4/23/2014

“This picture (attached on the top of this article) was taken in Kohriyama city Fukushima. These concrete tubes contain radioactive waste and have been left here for over 2 years. Sandbags were put on the top in order to shield radiation but the sprouting plants are breaking through the bags. I wonder how many more years they will be left here.

Also I can’t help being amazed at the plants’ hold on life and how fast time flies.”

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