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Posted by Mochizuki on August 15th, 2011
In early August,an actual Fukushima worker emailed to his friends. “A lot of the cracks came up in the ground,massive steam is coming up from there.It’s too smoggy here,can’t see a thing.It seems like nuclear reaction is happening underground.Now we are evacuating.Watch out for the direction of wind.” Whistle-blower in the gov “I’ve heard that steam is coming up from the cracks in the ground.We are afraid of it.” Another Fukushima worker, “Near the reactors,there are a lot of the cracks in the ground,steam splashed out from there sometimes.and we have detected 10Sv/h at 6 places unlike gov’s announcement.” In Fukushima plants,ground is cracking and radioactive steam is splashing out from the cracks. This has been known among our Japanese community,but we were not sure if it was really true. We did not want to go over the top. We couldn’t trust it fully because of tweets of another nuc worker. He’s a well known person on Twitter. He kept stating ,he hasn’t heard of such a thing. However,this evening,Tepco “confessed” a new fact. That’s there is a huge pool on the basement floor of Fukushima,which is shared by units 1~4. They stock 6400 nuclear spent fuel rods in it,and groundwater is flowing into the pool through broken duct. Now the massively contaminated water is in it at least 9.0t. 6400 fuel rods is about 140% of the total fuel rods in the reactors. Actually Fukushima nuc plants are built on underground water vein,they always needed to pomp up groundwater. However,because of the accident,they stopped pomp up the water.This fact has not been published yet. They say Tepco “found” this trouble on 8/13,but they can’t not know the fact since the very beginning of the accident. Massive steam might have something to do with this. Possibility 1) Melt-out fuel rods are reacting underground and keep having hydrovolcanic explosion with groundwater. Possibility 2) 6400 spent fuel rods are boiling the ground water and it splashes steam from the cracks. Possilibity 3) Both. As a matter of fact,most of the aftershocks have epicenter in Fukushima,just around the nuclear plants. and Fukushima live camera sometimes misses Units because of the too thick smog. It’s above 30C in Fukushima. Considering the heat,the steam must be really thick. I wonder what would happen in winter.
Originally posted by Aircooled
I came across this as well. I can't even read that number. I think it's 400 million.
Originally posted by Aircooled
Here you go gang. Thanks for all the nice words. I'm just glad I could finally jump in and help.
Originally posted by BobAthome
has this been discussed , yet,,?
last time it was just dimissed,, out of hand.
definate,, neutron activity,, in my opinion,
,maybe now,, that we know more of the sequence of events,,,
looks like something boiled off ,, at got a little critical,,,,
What is the date and time Bob? I'll try and get a peak when it is dark there and back you up if i can.
I can also see 2 or 3 small dots lower down??edit on 15-8-2011 by rbrtj because: (no reason given)
from a comment by arclight
“Twenty neptunium radioisotopes have been characterized, with the most stable being 237
Np with a half-life of 2.14 million years, 236
Np with a half-life of 154,000 years, and 235
Np with a half-life of 396.1 days. All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are less than 4.5 days, and the majority of these have half-lives that are less than 50 minutes. This element also has 4 meta states, with the most stable being 236m
Np (t½ 22.5 hours).
The isotopes of neptunium range in atomic weight from 225.0339 u (225
Np) to 244.068 u (244
Np). The primary decay mode before the most stable isotope, 237
Np, is electron capture (with a good deal of alpha emission), and the primary mode after is beta emission. The primary decay products before 237
Np are isotopes of uranium and protactinium, and the primary products after are isotopes of plutonium.”
and i think we might have found the missing plutonium! there, that was easy! i hope!peace
from the link
“Neptunium was first produced by Edwin M. McMillian and Philip H. Abelson, working at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1940. They produced neptunium-239, an isotope of neptunium with a half-life of about 2.4 days, by bombarding uranium with slow moving neutrons.”
And then this
“Uranium-239 is an isotope of uranium. It is usually produced by exposing 238U to neutron radiation in a nuclear reactor. 239U has a half-life of about 23.45 minutes and decays into neptunium-239 through beta decay, with a total decay energy of about 1.29 Mev.. The most common gamma decay at 74.660 kev accounts for the difference in the two major channels of beta emission energy, at 1.28 and 1.21 Mev.
239Np further decays to plutonium-239, in a second important step which ultimately produces fissile 239Pu (used in weapons and for nuclear power), from 238U in reactors.”
Interesting bit that last paragraph maybe?
And this interesting link with this quote
“A full-controlled criticality of the element neptunium was achieved in late September 2002 at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 18 using a six kilogram nickel-clad neptunium sphere in combination with approximately 60 kilograms of enriched uranium. Scientists now know it takes about 30 percent less neptunium than previously thought, or about 60 kilograms, to generate a nuclear chain reaction.”
wonder what sort of “experiments” they might have been up to at old fuku? Just trying to stimulate the grey matter a bit with this one!
have been giving your question some thought..its been a much discussed topic here!
the aquifer under the plant i believe is a seawater aquifer..
however cracking of the ground could have opened channels, but to where and how quickly does it move..
the contamination area does seem well within the described “heavily” contaminated area done by the japanese researcher! and it seems to follow the direction of the wind as the various reactors exploded!
back to your point on aquifer contamination…if the coriums have sunk into the mudstone and there was fissures and water it would make sense maybe that steam plumes could pop up out of the ground…surely something like this would have been reported as the steam would probaly be super radioactive! just some thoughts here!peace
Dr.Takeda Kunihiko ,a former member of Nuclear Energy Council states they release radioactive gas during the night so satellite can’t observe it easily.
Today I noticed they detect radiation at 18m high from the ground in Tokyo. When it comes to Sendai,it’s 80m high from the ground. Yes,everyone lives high,NOT.
They “adjust” the position of the counters to show the proper level of radiation.
Not to mention,they do not check beef,pork,tap water and other food.