Radiation Found In Tokyo Tap Water As Japan Halts Sale Of Fukushima Area Food Products

Tyler Durden's picture

The next shoe drops as Japan realizes that what radionuclides go up, they typically come down, even despite a relatively short half life (and say goodbye to sushi unless one has a penchant for 15 eyed albacore). Bloomberg reports that "Radiation was detected in water in Tokyo and the prefectures of Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba and Niigata, Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said today in a faxed statement." But since nobody has any reason to doubt what the Japanese government says, here is the dislaimed: "Samples of tap water taken yesterday in Tokyo and five nearby
prefectures showed traces of radiation that were within acceptable
levels, the Japanese government said." And with the radioactive cloud about to loop back and hit Japan head on, things are about to get far worse, but in the meantime those living in Tochigi Prefectuve are advised to not drink the water: "Tochigi Prefecture’s reading of radioactive iodine-131 was 77 Becquerel per kilogram, the highest among the prefectures, while the level of iodine found in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district was 1.5. All the numbers were within the 300 Bq/kg limit, the ministry said." In the meantime the "Under Survey" farce continues: "Readings couldn’t be taken in Miyagi and Ibaraki prefectures because of disruption of water supply following the magnitude 9 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, while Fukushima Prefecture takes its own readings, the statement said." But as long as people are indoors, and preferrably under their desk, when they drink radioactive water, all should be well, yes? Something tells us this total and utter bullshit, will lead to at least one more TEPCO executive profuse crying bout in front of the cameras within 48 hours.

And from Reuters, add starvation to list of 99 things Fukushima residents have to worry about:

Japan confirmed the presence of radioactive iodine contamination in food products from near a crippled nuclear plant and ordered a halt to the sale of such products from the area, the U.N. nuclear body said on Saturday.

"Though radioactive iodine has a short half-life of about 8 days and decays naturally within a matter of weeks, there is a short-term risk to human health if radioactive iodine in food is absorbed into the human body," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

Aside from all these secondary effects of a nuclear explosion all is well, and expect the market continuing its climb over the radioactive wall of worry on Monday.

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duncecap rack's picture

Bloomberg will come up with a bullish angle

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Tens of millions of Japanese will flee to China, Australia, Europe, and America with their fiat Yen in hand and buy houses to reignite the property bubbles.  They will all need new clothes too, as theirs are soaked in radiation; reigniting retail.  Air travel will be sold out for a few weeks, and since the Japanese only eat organic, they will all shop at Whole Foods, or just live in Europe.

The markets began to price in the coming exodus going into yesterday's close.

Arch Duke Ferdinand's picture

""Tens of millions of Japanese will flee to China, Australia, Europe, and America with their fiat Yen in hand and buy houses""

Five Reasons Why Canada's Four Western Provinces is the Safest Quadrant on this Planet...

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-canadas-four-western-provinces-is.html

Bicycle Repairman's picture

A new trilingual nation: "Japanada".  Land of the rising maple leaf.

duncecap rack's picture

I don't know why you got junked. You have the gift. If you need a job I'm sure they would pick you up in a hearbeat.

GreenSideUp's picture

Ah, now I get it!  That's why the banks are holding their shadow foreclosure inventory for now.  Makes perfect sense.  

Ray1968's picture

Bloomberg angle: BULLISH

Japan will import millions of bottles of Dasani. Go long Coca-Cola!!!

Republi-Ken's picture

WIND SHIFT... MONDAY EVE... NE WIND DIRECTION

     A new movie thriller! Coming soon!

         NORTH-EAST OVER TOKYO!

Watch one of the great cities of the World

Be devastated by Cesium 137 Radiation 

...And turned suddenly overnight into a

Ghost Town for 120 years...or longer.

A SHOCKING Destruction Of Humanity!

      NORTH-EAST OVER TOKYO!

 

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Trav7777 sez: "You're exposed to more radiation when you lick a postage stamp."

And that's why you should stay far away from the post office.

Triggernometry's picture

Bullish on American bottled water, duh.

Polish Spring, bitchez!

mophead's picture

I TOLD EVERYONE IT WOULD GET INTO THE FOOD

HAARP-FLATION BITCHEZ

truont's picture

But as long as [Miyagi and Ibaraki] people are indoors, and preferrably under their desk, when they drink radioactive water, all should be well, yes? Something tells us this total and utter bullshit, will lead to at least one more TEPCO executive profuse crying bout in front of the cameras within 48 hours.

+1

Your tears will not save these obedient sheep.  Japan, do not allow this innocent blood on your hands.  Stop the obfuscation, info blackouts, and lies.  Don't tell your people just outside the 14-mile evac zone to "stay indoors".  Your people will never trust you again.

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

But the government has decided to spend huge amounts of money (burdening the people's future labor) to keep the Nikkei up (at thus other world stockmarkets) and keeping the Yen down, cause we don't want the Japanese people to have to much spending power.

The Government loves it's people. They are there for you.

HamyWanger's picture

These are negligeable levels. I wouldn't worry about it.

So much DOOM for an event that will never reach the Three Mile Island level. 

Golden monkey's picture

Beware : the pigmen have an eye on your portofolio. You know what a pigman is, right?

 

Long stocks?

HamyWanger's picture

long socks? Of course I am. 

Once the initial hype and doom about Fukushima disappears, we'll be on our way to DOW 16,000 before June. 

Buy the Nikkei. It's a unique opportunity. 

Golden monkey's picture

I'm afraid that once the DOW is at 13000, the pigmen will have a second look at that portofolio.

10kby2k's picture

Long socks?  This isn't a fashion board.

Nate Taggart's picture

" An inter-agency analysis concluded that the accident did not raise radioactivity far enough above background levels to cause even one additional cancer death among the people in the area. The EPA found no contamination in water, soil, sediment or plant samples."   http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/tmi/02.htm

Chernobyl, well we'll see, but I think it's safe to say that we're way beyond TMI.


Pchelar's picture

From another AP article there were reports of Spinach being found with radiation levels exceeding the legal limits (though I wait with baited breath for the legal radiation limits in food to be revised upwards) 75 MILES away from the plant.  Sure the Iodine-131 degrades after 8 days, but the Cesium and Strontinum, take many years to break down, and are readily taken up by plants from the soil.  The upshot is, Japan is far too small a country, with far too little arable land, for such levels of contamination to wipe out the usable farmland in a 75 mile plus radius of the Fukashima plant.  I'm not sure where Japan stands as a net food importer or exporter, but regardless, this sort of cropland damage in such a densly populated country will probably wreak havoc on already unstable global food prices. 

TheVirginian-HGWT's picture

Aye Comrade, your government loves you. Love your government. They would never lie to you.

 

http://tinyurl.com/4vrfjft

zhandax's picture

What difference does it make?  Its not like the whole planet can evacuate.

arnoldsimage's picture

this monday kudlow will state that the japanese should fast anyway.

Caviar Emptor's picture

true, they should. the basic problem is they demand too much when they could be producing more

slewie the pi-rat's picture

the problem with the water? 

it's probably just due to a little ambient radiation in that last tanker-load of fluoride from up North.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Heya sloo e, there's been a problem with the water(s) for a long long time indeed.

We're on, it's on...

Get ready to Glow!

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/nuclear-revelation-a-bomb-indeed/

ORI

scatterbrains's picture

or more like, it's a good thing inflation isn't radiation or we'd all be broke.

 

slewie the pi-rat's picture

yet, they are similar in that they slowly destroy types of "life" a small percentage at a time, nearly unnoticeably, yet relentlessly, until...

TexDenim's picture

More worry over nothing. This is not a negligible level, but it is not a dangerous level either.

tmosley's picture

Uh-huh, you do realize that it's not over yet, right?

spanish inquisition's picture

Correct, but it has been a week in a situation that will last months.

I look at a lot of the comments like standing at the bottom of a mountain and saying, "don't worry, it's only a couple of little rocks in the top that are falling."

Misstrial's picture

TexDenim:

"Not a dangerous level" to whom?

Not dangerous to adult males weighing over 135 pounds?

Or not dangerous to newborns and infants or pregnant women?

Or not dangerous to elderly or children under the age of 10?

Or not dangerous to skin cancer patients who've been warned by their doctor to avoid even dental x-rays?

Let me know.

~Misstrial

slewie the pi-rat's picture

which direction?  straight down?

"near" normal?  does this indicate they could be lower, perhaps?  oh!  happy, happy, joy, joy!

taraxias's picture

What do you know, Augustus the kool-aide server shows up again

Have you no shame, you cunt?

Caviar Emptor's picture

This is bullish: now citizens productivity will be higher than ever !

It's a goldilocks business environment: just add steroids and traces of plutonium to the water supply and watch 'em produce more while demanding less !

It's a win-win-win-win-win

99er's picture

Nikkei Futures

Target 12242.

http://www.zerohedge.com/forum/99er-charts-0

Well...that's what the chart indicates.

gordengeko's picture

Which would be the lesser of two evils?  Tell the truth and cause the peasants to panic, since none of them familiarized themselves with the term normalcy bias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normalcy_bias or lie to them and do the best to figure out how to break it to them, giving the best and the brightest of the Japanese species time to escape before the lesser intelligent heard clog up the travel pathways, thus allowing the Japanese bloodline to still retain the best DNA for continuation.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

hi, GG,

jeeez!  i think that after a 9.0 and shooting a 30-ft curl, straight up, neat---no problemo!  they're just gonna toss it down, aren't they?  stoicism.

panic?  i dunno.  they tell us we are fuked.  i panic.  you start laughing at me.  i don't see the biggie, really.

gordengeko's picture

Hey slewie, not laughing at your situation by any means. My point of all of my posts is to get people to start thinking for themselves, do their own research and put two and two together. Sites like ZH are few and far between. These are dire times for everyone, fear is a tool they use to keep you in a subserviant mindset and give up control of your person and your 'freedom'. www.vigilantcitizen.com if you go to this website you will see the different ways they use entertainment, news and music to spew their propaganda worldwide. Its almost like a culling of the peasants(current form of human) on a global scale. I feel bad for Japan, I really do, but if people dont wake up... dont know what else to say.

gordengeko's picture

Hey slewie, not laughing at your situation by any means. My point of all of my posts is to get people to start thinking for themselves, do their own research and put two and two together. Sites like ZH are few and far between. These are dire times for everyone, fear is a tool they use to keep you in a subserviant mindset and give up control of your person and your 'freedom'. www.vigilantcitizen.com if you go to this website you will see the different ways they use entertainment, news and music to spew their propaganda worldwide. Its almost like a culling of the peasants(current form of human) on a global scale. I feel bad for Japan, I really do, but if people dont wake up... dont know what else to say.

-Michelle-'s picture

The sad part is that I think what you've written is true.

nwskii's picture

When any Government says that radiation is within acceptable levels in your water it is time to leave ASAP.  Ask yourself this " If your water had levels of Radiactive Iodine in it would you let your kids drink it?" 

If yes... you are literally drinking the Governments koolaide

Josh Randall's picture

Quick! send Halliburton - these folks know how to deal with Blackwater..errrr..radiated water

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Good luck, you whale killing douche bags.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

I have empathy for small animals and orphans. Aging xenophobic socialists who kill without cause, not so much.