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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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Fukushima Aftermath



Fukushima, Japan- It’s been a little over 5 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster that occurred back on March 11th. During that time The BQB covered the story extensively from analyzing the actual incident in Fukushima to the direct aftermath, however no one could have seen the silent horror that is developing.

With another earthquake, TEPCO assures that it has not added to the Fukushima disaster however at this point one wonders if it can get much worse. That is until you see the pictures of children lining up to get tested for radiation exposure, results that Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission refused to release. Mark Willacy ABC’s North Asia correspondent noted that Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission even went as far to remove the data pertaining to the results from its website, citing privacy reasons.

ABC News bought a little sunshine into the Fukushima disaster media coverage by releasing their story on the Sydney Rainbow Stay Project. Yukiko Hirano formed the Sydney Rainbow Stay Project in hopes to take the Fukushima children out of the aftermath of the March disaster and into a better place in Sydney, Australia. Think about it, children need freedom to go outside and play, exercise their imagination and know that at the end of the day they have a place they can call home. Unfortunately for the children who were affected by the Fukushima Daiichi disaster that is not the case.

Finally the NY Times breaks the silence surrounding safety and the Fukushima disaster as Two Voices Are Heard After Years of Futility. Describing the pair as ready and willing to stare down the rich and powerful, the NY Times releases how a Yuichi Kaido, a self-effacing lawyer and Mizuho Fukushima, a firebrand lawmaker are a pair of antinuclear activists who will be heard.

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Military installs two high-powered radiation detectors in Japan


CAMP ZAMA, Japan — The U.S. military can now do in-depth radiation testing and analysis in Japan, though officials say the new capability is only precautionary. Two high-powered detectors recently installed at the Army public health laboratory at Camp Zama can provide advanced radiation analysis and eliminate the need to send samples to the U.S., officials said. The new gear enhances the military’s ongoing radiation monitoring program in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant, sparked by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11. All four services in Japan have equipment such as handheld meters to gauge radiation on and around people and objects — basic but critical information in a nuclear crisis.
“But we needed the (permanent) capability in Japan, should there be another release from any of the reactors, to be able to ramp up analysis quickly,” said Col. Michael Brumage, commander of the Army’s Public Health Command-Region Pacific at Zama.

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Radioactive rice found 90 miles from Japan's damaged nuclear plant



Radioactive rice was discovered yesterday in a crop 90 miles south of the tsunami and earthquake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Tepco Says Fukushima Plants Not Directly Damaged by March Quake



Tepco Says Fukushima Plants Not Directly Damaged by March Quake

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-18/tepco-says-fukushima-plants-not-directly-damaged-by-march-quake.html]Source


And good old Tepco



Corrections and Clarification of a news report program, "ETV Special" by NHK, broadcasted on August 14 August 16, 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Company NHK TV program regarding Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station reported contents that are incorrect and could cause misunderstandings. We hereby provide facts below. 1. Changing location of the emergency diesel generators into the basement The program reported that TEPCO had moved emergency diesel generators from the 1st floor in the turbine building to the 1st basement. However, the emergency generators have been located in the 1st basement since commencement of commercial operation started, and we have not change these locations. 2. Picture of the top of the primary containment vessel used for the proof of the influence of hydrogen explosion In the program, a picture and narration of the top of the primary containment vessel were used to explain the influence of the hydrogen explosion of Unit 1. However, this picture was not the PCV of Unit 1 but of Unit 4, which was under refueling outage, and therefore the picture and narration is incorrect. That is to say, this top part of the PCV was what we had detached in order to replace core shroud and reactor internal components. 3. Claim on the PCV ventilation has no filtration In the program, it was mentioned several times that there were no filters in the primary containment vessel ventilation line. However, boiling water reactors that we operate use "wetwell vent", which has scrubbing effect to mitigate emission of radioactive materials at the comparative level to the filters. That is to say, in principle, our venting procedure uses the water in the suppression chamber as filteration and we have prepared and added the necessary equipment and procedures for accident management measures. Although a document that reads "wetwell vent" was shown in the program, NHK ignored this. In the United States, the above-mentioned "wetwell" ventilation is adopted for boiling water reactors

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:44 AM
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Interesting news report here from Channel 4, interviewing workers at the plant. 300 different sub-contracted companies working on site, workers taking off masks to try to communicate :O

www.youtube.com...



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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A new look fukushima with the #4 wildcard

AC thanks for your latest #4 photo. I've looked at the footage very closely, I'm now struggling to even slightly believe hydrogen alone is responsible for the damage. It has huge cracks all over it! Ground floor blown out in at least 3 sections. The only major hydrogen source is a leak from an adjacent reactor. Yet it's more damaged than #1 which was an active reactor? Even #3 doesnt have the ground floor blown out. #4s East side is the most severely damaged of the lot. #3 explosion can't be blamed as #2 is pretty much undamaged.

It was not the earthquake. Even if it were then why aren't all the other auxillary, concrete and non concrete buildings smashed? The building in the back of shot for example doesn't appear to have huge cracks all over it, neither do the tepco office buildings or countless other buildings in the many photos we have seen. Why #4, the empty reactor? It's WTC7 all over again.

I took the liberty of cropping the digital globe satellite shot which is vital; it's pre #4 explosion. Suprise suprise the building structure appears unblemished by the main earthquake.



As #4 building is undamaged pre explosion, how could the fuel pool suddenly begin to leak without significant structural damage? But I still have to believe that a hydrogen leak caused this damage? Yeah right!

That finnish nuclear experts' theory may really be onto something here regarding runaway neutrons boring holes into rock, the aggravation and release of underground methane hydrates through reactor explosions, and corium heating. Methane requires specific temperatures to remain frozen. Just he forgets that 'they' knew the angels' HAARP would cause a quake, and skips the scalar electromagnetic side of things. I'd love to see the photo of the huge smashed concrete door he mentions.

His words really flipped things wide open for me.

We have been calculating corium melt through on thermal output alone. We've never had corium leave an RPV in as major way as this. We've got really no accurate data on how it will perform. We sure as hell don't have any idea when we forget to consider neutron radiation. Over time, specially formulated steel core shrouds start to crack and partially disintegrate at normal operating parameters (not meltdown), in water, which acts as a neutron soak. What on earth does this neutron radiation do to materials on contact when run at ridiculously higher reaction rates than normal, without any water moderator?

Could explains some of the intensely unsettled looks by those in the know at press conferences. Many look like they've seen death itself.


Originally posted by Aircooled


Zoom on #4.The leaning end. Aug 20.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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Yeah Ghost - when I watched the Finnish dude..."out of the box" thinking and conjecture. Need that! Evident that TEPCO doesn't know what the hell is going on or how it happened. Never been in this territory before...anything is possible.

Weird light show again at Fuku...

On Edit: And the looks on the TEPCO workers faces that were interviewed...they don't appear very confident or enthusiastic at all about the progress being made at all.

- Purple Chive




edit on 21-8-2011 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by Wertwog

Originally posted by Purplechive

Wow...the guy doesn't miss a beat...and there is some credence...





- Purple Chive


edit on 19-8-2011 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)

This guy isn't an engineer, he was a technician who says he had a high security clearance. No problem, just pointing that out. A look at his online creds - all Finnish, can't read them unfortunately, but man he's looking rough these days. Get some sleep Arto Lauri !

Ok, so this is about the most interesting theory I've heard about this. Let's summarize what Arto is saying.

1. Europe and the West have to use more highly enriched fuels, and MOX fuel because Russia as cut off supply of Uranium. France (Areva) stepped up to the plate saying "here guys, use this".
2. Only thing is the reactors can't handle it. They discovered they have afterheat issues, excess steam problems that couldn't be handled by their systems (wouldn't fit in the "drivers" or "vetvel space"), so they opened the reactors and released this radioactivity into the air. They did this several times. This puts more radioactivity (ionization) into the atmosphere.
3. NATO and IAEA get alarmed about the increased ionization in the atmosphere. Japan tries using chemtrails to push the ionization down so that the 'nitrogenesphere' doesn't explode.
4. This doesn't work, so they use HAARP for 2.5 days to try to control this excess by raining it out. Only this is a bad idea, they don't understand. The used this 1000mgW device to push all this energy into the soil. This acts like an "iron nail" grounding it. This energy gets into the plezoactive quartz crystals in the rock and they start vibrating.
5. These vibrations cause the rock to become unstable and the tectonic plates start a'movin'. BAM, earthquake boys and girls, energy gets released.
6. But, oh noes, the nuke plants don't have electricity to pump the afterheat from the reactors into the sea and they had to push it up into the either. (These must be translation problems... ether? Really? There is only so much I can take)
7. When they started doing this the reactor started breathing, it sucked in oxygen which led to the hydrogen explosion. #1 exploded.
8. But, the rock under the reactor was tectonically active, when it exploded it sent massive energy downward into the rockbed. Yikes because 600m under the earth is a 1Km thick "methane clutter layer" (this is actually all over the world and why Germany rushed to shut down their reactors after Fuku), which is a kind of methane ice that is a sensitive balance of pressure and only stays in this state at 2 degrees Celsius.
9. Neutron leakage from the reactors had drilled these holes or pipes in the rock formations already. When the impact struck the methane clutter under #4 expanded to 168 times its normal volume (according to the theory of Nils-Axel Morner). Came up through one of these pipes at "cosmic speed" and created a massive 1km high blue flame right through the reactor (which was empty at the time).
10. This explosion also created a .5 kilometer diameter lane under the reactors. He saw a picture of a 14meter thick concrete wall that was exploded by the force (at Fukushima? I'd like to see it too - that's pretty impressive).
11. Ok, so back to reactors exploding. He doesn't say how reactor #3 exploded, but says that 15 minutes after it exploded, so did #2.
12. He says that in America they have "lost" about 10 reactors and in France 2 are smoking.
13. He then goes on to talk about HAARP and what-not and that Katrina was probably a Russian/Chinese made hurricane.

So. I don't really know what to think of this. I'm not a geologist, I don't know if it's possible for:
1. Ionizing radiation to excite plezoactive crystals.
2. The "nitrogenesphere" (whatever that is) to explode.

and on top of that...
3. Canada supplies about 80% of the world's uranium.
4. It is NOT NORMAL for reactors to vent afterheat into the sea (legally anyhow).
5. Did anyone see a 1KM blue flame come out of reactor #4? Where is he getting this?
6. What about #3?
7. Did anyone see #2 explode? I sure didn't.
8. I think if America had "lost" 10 reactors we'd know about it so I'm going to be generous and assume he means they were shut down by these fuel problems. However, this assumes American reactors are using MOX. Oh oh,


MOX fuel battle in US.
Even as the South Carolina fabrication plant progresses toward start up, the future of MOX fuel remains somewhat uncertain in the U.S. "The DoE still can't find a utility that's willing to take this stuff," Alvarez says. Duke Energy had signed an agreement with the DoE to load four of its reactors with MOX fuel, but the utility let the contract lapse in 2008. The federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which operates the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and two other nuclear facilities, has expressed some interest in trying MOX and may step up to take fuel from the MFFF. But Lyman questions whether even TVA will be a willing taker. "I don't see why any utility, even a government-owned one like TVA, would want to dabble with this stuff," he says.

So, in summary, what the he** is he talking about? I have a feeling this man has let a couple of marbles slide.
edit on 20-8-2011 by Wertwog because: fixed something


This is, by far, the largest amount of bull that I've seen in awhile. He needs to get laid, quick like.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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More Weird Light Show...





Those naughty pulsating subterranean quartz crystals acting up again!!

Smile Mat and Wert...life is short...and TEPCO is making sure that it is even shorter...

The Fuku crap going on is making us all a little Kookie in the head!

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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I'm smiling PC, no sense in not. These a$$holes won't make my "shorter than it used to be" life any worse.

I won't let them get to me.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Like this is a surprise?




Evacuation orders to remain in effect



The government had planned to consider lifting exclusion orders within 20 kilometers from the plant after cold shutdown of the reactors has been achieved.



However, it has decided to keep off-limits the areas where it is not safe for people to return home for a long time.


How about "never" return?

www3.nhk.or.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Golly Gee...don't know how the cows are getting contaminated...




The farm reportedly denied giving the cows rice straw suspected of being contaminated with radioactive cesium. It stated it fed them imported hay that had been stored at another farm.



The local authorities are investigating to find out how the beef came to be contaminated.


www3.nhk.or.jp...

They breathe, they drink...duhhhh?

- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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Why don't you just say that you're pretty damn sure the rice is contaminated!!!




The Ground and Air Self-Defense Forces have decided to stop including red bean rice in their rations after personnel in disaster-hit northeastern Japan said they could not eat the dish -- traditionally served on celebratory occasions -- in front of earthquake and tsunami survivors.


Note the mushrooms...


According to the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF), combat rations served in cans or plastic pouches come in six varieties: red bean rice, white rice, chicken and rice, fish and vegetable rice, shiitake mushroom rice, and hard biscuits. Canned red bean rice has been a mainstay of GSDF rations since 1957, just three years after the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) were formed. The GSDF has consumed some 260,000 cans and 70,000 pouches of the dish annually.



Meanwhile, the Air Self-Defense Force has also decided to stop requisitioning red bean rice, declaring, "There is a possibility it could send the wrong signal to disaster survivors."


mdn.mainichi.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Biological Damage Caused by Ionizing Radiation...




The linear no-threshold model (LNT) ...the sum of several very small exposures have the same effect as one larger exposure.



The LNT model therefore predicts higher risks than either the threshold model, which assumes that very small exposures are negligible, or the radiation hormesis model, which predicts the least risk by assuming that radiation at very small doses can be beneficial.


houseoffoust.com...

Uhummm...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Some Interesting NRC Tidbits...



www.nrc.gov...

Found the report on Nine Mile Point Nuke workers wanting to strike interesting...
www.nrc.gov...

Especially since the plant is having some major difficulties...
www.cnycentral.com...

Uhummm...some good reading for a Sunday afternoon...

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Pic 1. From July 20th. Number 4 south wall would be to our right. You can see the heat exchangers of the CSFP, through the tower. Pic 2. July 20th. Camera swinging south. Pic 3. July 20th. Well well, The smaller smashed building south of #4, from the ground.





posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Hokkaido Power restarts operations


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Argus reported that a first Japanese nuclear reactor has resumed normal operations since the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Hokkaido Electric Power restarted normal operations at its 912 MW Tomari 3 reactor on August 17th 2011 after receiving approval from the ministry of economy, trade and industry, and from the local government. The reactor has been in the test phase for more than five months, since March 7th 2011, after emerging from a two month outage for planned maintenance. The firm initially planned to resume normal operations at the reactor in April this year, but the government forced the utility to add safety precautions amid the continuing crisis at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima plant. Tomari has received the necessary approvals for restart, but it remains uncertain when other reactors, also in extended shutdowns after the completion of scheduled maintenance outages, will resume operation. With the restart at Tomari, normally operating nuclear capacity rose to 13,255 MW from 12,343 MW the week before but accounted for only 27% of the country's overall installed capacity. (Sourced from www.argusmedia.com)



You all be good now and don't eat the yellow snow when it falls. rbrtj



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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A Zoom of the damage to the small building south of #4. Force, of the wall of water, hitting the support beams?



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Yea!! Someone captured the weird Flashes going on!!



Great Job nuckelchenblogde!! Thank you immensely!!




So I'm not the only one "seeing" things!! After awhile you question your eyesight!!

- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Aug 20th. Another report on the Sarry filtration system. As I understand it, the fill these tanks with minerals [Gravel?] and these minerals are suppose to draw the radiation out of the water. What percentage would that realistically be?
GR. Thanks for pointing that out. It's another huge nagging question. Why did the east wall [Beach side]
of #4 take the most damage, and all the way to the base?
The rest of the pics [Aug 20] Sarry mobile truck unit?, fall into that catagory of "I have no idea". Some expert eyes will have have to decide if they are worth the space on the thread.




www.youtube.com... the link.



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Aircooled



Wait... wha? Tepco loses 198 Workers? Sorry, must've missed this before....

Where? Wanna bet they're in barrels like this?



Kooky workers, don't know when to stay out of barrel shaped objects.
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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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For once we totally agree, lol!



posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by GhostR1der
A new look fukushima with the #4 wildcard
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That finnish nuclear experts' theory may really be onto something here regarding runaway neutrons boring holes into rock, the aggravation and release of underground methane hydrates through reactor explosions, and corium heating. Methane requires specific temperatures to remain frozen. Just he forgets that 'they' knew the angels' HAARP would cause a quake, and skips the scalar electromagnetic side of things. I'd love to see the photo of the huge smashed concrete door he mentions.

His words really flipped things wide open for me.

We have been calculating corium melt through on thermal output alone. We've never had corium leave an RPV in as major way as this. We've got really no accurate data on how it will perform. We sure as hell don't have any idea when we forget to consider neutron radiation. Over time, specially formulated steel core shrouds start to crack and partially disintegrate at normal operating parameters (not meltdown), in water, which acts as a neutron soak. What on earth does this neutron radiation do to materials on contact when run at ridiculously higher reaction rates than normal, without any water moderator?

Could explains some of the intensely unsettled looks by those in the know at press conferences. Many look like they've seen death itself.
--



While I have no doubt some of his theories might have some validity, in the main he overlooks some pretty major stuff.

The neutron leakage could very well be plausible and contributing to a weakening of the bedrock, which under Fukushima is mostly sandstone/mudstone. Very porous anyhow. Is there a methane clutter layer 600m down all over the earth?

But as I said before:
Is it possible for...
1. Ionizing radiation to excite plezoactive crystals?
2. The "nitrogenesphere" (whatever that is) to explode?

and on top of that...
3. Canada supplies about 80% of the world's uranium, not Russia.
4. It is NOT NORMAL for reactors to vent afterheat into the sea (legally anyhow).
5. Did anyone see a 1KM blue flame come out of reactor #4? Where is he getting this?
6. What about #3? He doesn't explain this explosion.
7. Did anyone see #2 explode? I sure didn't.
8. I think if America had "lost" 10 reactors we'd know about it so I'm going to be generous and assume he means they were shut down by these fuel problems. However, this assumes American reactors are using MOX. Oh oh,


MOX fuel battle in US.
Even as the South Carolina fabrication plant progresses toward start up, the future of MOX fuel remains somewhat uncertain in the U.S. "The DoE still can't find a utility that's willing to take this stuff," Alvarez says. Duke Energy had signed an agreement with the DoE to load four of its reactors with MOX fuel, but the utility let the contract lapse in 2008. The federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which operates the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and two other nuclear facilities, has expressed some interest in trying MOX and may step up to take fuel from the MFFF. But Lyman questions whether even TVA will be a willing taker. "I don't see why any utility, even a government-owned one like TVA, would want to dabble with this stuff," he says.


Also, what about this .5 kilometer diameter tunnel that was created by #1 exploding he talks about? Any evidence at all this happened?

Many of us on this thread have believed the corium was in the bedrock pretty soon after the explosions, and not just from the thermal readings, but from other analysis. You are right that the world has never seen this kind of corium release. We know that there were several neutron beams all over the site so neutron bombardment has occurred at least a few times after to the explosions, if not on an ongoing basis... which leads me too...


Originally posted by Purplechive

Yea!! Someone captured the weird Flashes going on!!



Great Job nuckelchenblogde!! Thank you immensely!!




So I'm not the only one "seeing" things!! After awhile you question your eyesight!!

- Purple Chive
edit on 21-8-2011 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)


I would have said gamma strikes but they are too large and weirdly shaped.They could also be material that has lofted up into the air and floating around. The other possibility which explains their shape a little better would be neutron beams. I've never seen one but I imagine they would give off a bit more light than this.




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