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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:48 PM
Ohayo from a rainy Tokyo, the first since Month,.
Radiation Level is normal at 0.11uSv/h in a Flowerpot hit by the Rain!

a good article i found incl Side links

Fukushima Update: Why We Should (Still) Be Worried

After the catastrophic trifecta of the triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan last March—what the Japanese are referring to as their 3/11—you would think the Japanese government would be doing everything in its power to contain the disaster.

You would be wrong—dead wrong. Instead of collecting, isolating, and guarding the millions of tons of radioactive rubble that resulted from the chain reaction of the 9.0 earthquake, the subsequent 45- to 50-foot wall of water that swamped the plant and disabled the cooling systems for the reactors, and the ensuing meltdowns, Japanese Environment Minister Goshi Hosono says that the entire country must share Fukushima’s plight by accepting debris from the disaster. Read more:

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:49 PM

Chapter Four
Early Rumblings

Fukushima Dai-ichi has been one big massive mystery from the moment the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck and started to burst pipes (according to workers) that didn't actually burst (according to Tepco). That is how this disaster has been played out every step of the way, nothing but lies, damned lies and press releases.

Why is Tepco, and in turn NISA, blatantly obfuscating data and making investigation impossible. Were they trying to protect the image of the nuclear industry itself, in the hopes of keeping the nuclear renaissance alive. That is probably part of the reason, but it didn't explain everything. There were way too many mysteries, too many lies, too many attempts trying to make infrastructure disappear. It was like watching a Hitchcock movie, a comedy drama horror mystery masterpiece with monsters and angels and a cast of millions. Only it didn't end after two hours.

For lifelong investigators like myself it gnawed at our insides refusing to let us sleep. I know because this sentiment was echoed repeatedly over the web in forums, blogs and editorials. Tepco and the Japanese government were lying out there asses and the whole world knew it, right from day one.

But that didn't stop Tepco, regulatory agencies and the nuclear industry from continuing as planned. They ignored all criticism and kept plowing forward with their one act play entitled "Everything Better Now" starring Amano-Edano and the Tepco clowns in the lead role. It has been a masterful performance to say the least. By the time summer rolled around most in the US had totally forgotten there was a nuclear disaster in Japan, having fallen under the numbing effect of there hypnotic vaudeville press release campaign.

For those that hadn't fallen numb and intellectually paralyzed, this was the kind of response they received when trying to bring up the disaster in conversation. "Oh yeah, Fukushima, yeah, yeah, I remember. Over in Japan. So that's pretty much done yeah"

That was the beginning of summer. By the end of summer it was, "Oh geez man. You aren't still worried about that are you. It's over, the place is getting better, deal with it." And it went downhill from there.

The combination of disasters became the worst mega-disaster to ever fall upon the human race, and no one wanted to acknowledge it for more than a couple of months. Lost from the discussion were the disaster victims who were still suffering with little or no relief, the massive area contaminated from nuclear fallout that was growing daily and the constant threat of a nuclear holocaust if another big EQ hit.

People in the US, it seemed, were clueless. At least those who only followed Fukushima on main stream media. On the internet there was at least some hope. A community was forming, consisting of a handful of forums, news tracking sites and blogs that kept the story alive, refusing to say die. And that is where this story was born and bred, on the net. A conspiracy forum called Above Top Secret to be exact. An appropriate name for the birthplace of this story, yes.

March 11th

March 11th was a cool day at Dai-ichi. The temp peaked at 7C at 1200, but plummeted between 1400 and 1500 to near freezing just before the EQ and tsunamis hit. There is little known about the period of time between the EQ and the tsunami. We know the earthquake did damage at the plant from pictures of buckled roads. How much damage, though, we may never know as the tsunamis have been credited with the lions share. But there are reports from workers of pipes bursting, and the sound of steam and water gushing out following the EQ. Considering the size of the EQ this is to be expected. It is quite possible that the loss of coolant began instantly with broken feed lines. This would explain the high radiation counts that R1 emitted within hours of the disaster. And it is only from Tepco officials and nuclear agencies that we hear the claim of no damage from the earthquake itself.

It is true, however, that the tsunamis were the most destructive, as pictures of bent tanks, mangled buildings and upside down cars attest to. There were seven waves, with the first one barely making it over the breakwater, and the second and third ones doing the most damage. It was from these that the only fatalities occurred. Two workers, Kazuhiko Kokubo, 24, and Yoshiki Terashima, 21, were conducting either emergency repairs, emergency inspections or regular inspections (depending on which press release you read) in the basement of the R4 turbine building (TB) when the tsunami hit. And once again, depending on which press release or article you read, they died of either multiple head wounds, drowning or hemorrhagic shock.

This is a bit of mystery that may never be solved. Why were engineers fixing or inspecting something in the TB of a reactor that was offline and contained no fuel in the RPV, at a time when everyone else, other than essential personnel in the control rooms, were on their way to the emergency center. There are no reports of any other workers being trapped or hurt in any of the other TBs. Only R4. And surely it wasn't because of a regularly scheduled inspection as some reports have stated. The absurdity of such an action under those conditions precludes anyone doing it.

And even if it was an 'emergency' inspection or repair job, what would need inspecting or fixing in the R4TB basement. This is where the emergency diesel generators and batteries are for the emergency cooling system, and with an SBO (station black-out) having started after the EQ, it makes sense to make sure these are functioning properly. But only at reactors 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

R4 is the wildcard. All the fuel is in the SFP, and you have days, not hours, before boil off occurs. This is the one unit that they don't need to be concerned with right away, yet it appears to be the only one they are concerned with. This doesn't make sense. They have already received a tsunami alert, albeit much smaller than what actually arrived, and they still send someone to R4s TB basement prior to arrival of the first wave. That's hard to fathom even in Tepcoland.

It's also a bit mysterious as to why they weren't found sooner than March 30th, if indeed they were only in the R4 TB basement room. However, it is possible they were inspecting something in connection with the UC, something that needed immediate attention, as the R4TB is one of three locations that appear tied into the tunnel system housing the electrical lines shown on schematics that I believe run into the UC. This will be explained in depth later.

Concerning the workers at Dai-ichi I want to make something perfectly clear. The management side of Tepco is a joke, and bungled everything every step of the way in their handling of this crisis. However, the workers in the field and on the ground in the early days must be recognized as some of the bravest individuals to ever tackle an ongoing megadisaster. Against all odds they fought desperately a war they refused to give up on, and finally they were able to slow the runaway beast down, enough to create a stability that allowed other forces to join them. To have entered a reactor building, let alone the torus, with a meltdown occurring, is beyond anything I, or anyone I know, would have the courage to do. Yet it had to be done, and those early workers who refused to let the dragon break free saved us all alot of suffering, as things could have been much much worse. May they forever be healthy and happy and live a long and prosperous life.

And So It Began

It wasn't long after the tsunami that the first signs of serious trouble appeared. However, we will never know for sure when the radiation spikes first started. None of the in-system radiation monitoring indicators were working. The only way they knew contamination was occurring was from reading the dosimeter data after workers returned from outside activities. Humans used as geiger counters. This is another indicator of the hardships the workers in the field experienced. An SBO is underway, and workers are sent to reactor buildings in the dead of night with flashlights knowing that something is wrong but with no idea the levels of radiation they might encounter.

The first recorded spike was at 2130, less than seven hours after the EQ, signaling that fuel damage was already occurring. For the fuel to be uncovered that soon after scram indicated a loss of coolant shortly after the disaster started, suggesting EQ damage to feed lines as mentioned above.

After this discovery workers were sent back to R1 to test radiation inside the reactor building, but they didn't get any further than outside the initial airlock where high radiation levels were encountered. By 2151 access to the building was restricted. At 2220 Tepco notified the Japanese and US governments explaining the possibility of trouble at one of the reactors. By 2300 dose rates of 1200 uSv/hr were detected outside the north reactor building air lock door. Dose rates in the control room were also increasing rapidly. The nightmare had begun. And from this point forward Tepco did everything within their powers to slow the spread of information coming from the plant.

March 12th

By the time midnight rolled around Tepco knew they were in deep doodoo. At 0230 the pressure inside containment had reached twice design pressure. R1 was in serious trouble and in need of venting, but more importantly it needed water, and lots of it, fast, which it didn't get until it was way too late.

Shortly after this the RPV depressurized to 116 psig while containment pressure was still increasing. This could only mean one of two things, a stuck open relief valve or a breached RPV. Then at 0300 containment pressure also began to decrease unexpectedly and stabilized near 113 psia (0.78 MPa abs) without venting, suggesting that containment was now breached as well.

As the morning progressed R1 continued to degrade, and the other scrammed reactors, R2 and R3, were starting to raise concerns. The situation was slowly slipping into a state of chaotic urgency, as no one was exactly sure what to do. There were no manuals for this level of total black-out, and the people calling the shots were clueless as to taming the Fukushima beast. Basically two types of problem solving, 'pray it works' and 'catch it after it falls', were to be the way things were done at Dai-ichi, methods of operation that continue to this day.

An example of the level of ignorance displayed can be seen in the fact that even to this day Tepco isn't sure what happened to the isolation condenser, the only form of emergency cooling available to them for R1. It seems that operators briefly turned on the isolation condenser, considered it cooling things too fast, and shut it off. And left it off. Go figure.

It can also be seen in the fact that it wasn't until they sent workers to the R1 reactor building to perform surveys in preparation for venting at 0345 that the true seriousness of the situation dawned on them. The workers opened up the air lock door, saw something described as a white haze, shut the door, and returned to the emergency center with no survey data, but the information that all hell was breaking loose.

At 0545 they finally got some water on the melting fuel, which may or may not have helped, as it appears to have quickly boiled off. Since R1 began boil off at approximately 1541 on the 11th when DC power was lost, by 0545 on the 12th they were probably just pouring water on the upper crust of the corium mass which had already started its descent through the concrete mat.

Freshwater was sporatically pumped into the reactor until the cistern ran dry. Then at 1530 they started pumping in seawater. Six minutes later R1 blew her top and Tepco had to admit to the world that they might be having some trouble at one of their power plants with the caveat that it was nothing to be alarmed about so please act responsibly like mature adults and don't get hysterical just cause they had one little explosion.

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:25 AM

Originally posted by Purplechive

Originally posted by Purplechive

Another "Leak"?

On January 19, accumulated water was confirmed at circulating water pump discharge valve pit in water pump room of Unit 2 and 3 during the inspection. As a result of nuclide analysis, we found out that relatively high concentration of radioactive material is included in the water. However, the possibility of the outflow to the sea is extremely low since there has been no significant change in the sampling result conducted daily basis at Unit 2 and Unit 3 (Inside and outside of dust inhibitor). The nuclide analysis results (preliminary results) are as follows: -Unit 2 water pump room, circulating water pump discharge valve pit I-131:Not detected, Cs-134:7.1x103Bq/cm3,Cs-137:9.1x103Bq/cm3 -Unit 3 water pump room, circulating water pump discharge valve pit I-131:Not detected, Cs-134:3.8x102Bq/cm3,Cs-137:4.8x102Bq/cm3

Of course it's not going into the sea!!

- Purple Chive

1,100 Tonnes...

And NHK:

45 mSv/h Surface Dose Rate...

See last page:

- Purple Chive

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:35 AM

And Another New "Leak"...

At 7:02 am on January 21, a worker from the cooperating company found water leakage from the transfer piping at the large equipment hatch, T/B, Unit 4. We checked the work site and observed water leakage from a flange of the piping to a valve unit. Part of water dripped to the floor outside of the valve unit. At 7:48 am on the same date, we stopped the transfer pump for the accumulated water. At 7:55 am, we confirmed that the dripping of water stopped. The water was within the T/B and there was no leakage to outdoor, no leakage to the sea. The volume of water dripped to the floor of T/B was approx 2 liters. The surface dose rate was 0.1mSv/h. We will conduct flushing of the transfer piping for accumulated water, check the flange and repair.

My apologies if the pics of the "leaks" , corresponding radiation numbers and press releases are not all in sync...there is so many "leaks" being found all over the place that it gets a little confusing....

Every EQ that hits more problems...

- Purple Chive

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:59 AM

Consistent High Readings....Intake Canal, Air and Ocean Soil

Of course it's not leaking into the sea or into the air...

- Purple Chive

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:12 AM

Radiation of 40 microsieverts per hour detected at Namie quarry


- Purple Chive

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:24 AM
A vid on LaNina shoving the fallout across the Equador.

Paul Lanley disagrees, He says the high levels in Australia come from Lucas Heights.
I suspect both. I think Australia got nailed with a plume from fuk and Lucas Heights was leaking.

And how do solar flares interact with all this crap in our upper atmosphere?

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:44 AM

More Details on Unit 2 Endoscopy

Rad Results - Unit 1 & 2 Turbine Building Basement Water:

- Purple Chive

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 02:22 PM
can anybody identify these rays that shoot up in part 1 and 3 of the endoscope series. Im thinking neutron beams which would mean criticality is occurring yes? What else would make shooting rays like that. The rays in one of these pics appear to be coming from the endoscope line but they aren't. they are shooting up from below, fast, and then gone.

ON EDIT: I made a mistake earlier. These are from inside the PCV not the RPV. Obviously getting into the RPV would be impossible.

The fact that there is no water where the levels say there should be aught to tell them something but apparently it doesnt. And these endoscopes are worthless in water as they can only stand a temp of 30C, while they can go to 100C in air. So they obviously never intended to actually dunk this thing in the water like they did with the SFPs.

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:00 PM

[color=FDD017]The total number of days between Friday, March 11, 2011 and Friday, January 6, 2012 is
315 days.

[color=Cyan]The radiation poisoning of we, the people, our children, pets, food, water and our land
has continued unabated - 24/7/365
- for 10 months, 9 days ... which is:

• 27,216,000 seconds
• 453,600 minutes
• 7560 hours
• 45 weeks

[color=Chartreuse]Once again, are we any closer to a solution to the Fukushima multiple melt-throughs disaster/fiasco spewing life-altering clouds of radiation 24/7/365

Meanwhile, some really good information on radioactive waste in Central Asia (the waste is still the same deadly stuff, no matter the geographical location on the planet) by legendary correspondent Simon Reeve of Meet the Stans fame.

Our inner feeling is that this one facet of nuclear power is most likely the Achillies Heel of the entire nuclear energy issue.

Since the nuke industry has not been able to come up with the promised answer for the long-term disposal and waste storage issue in over 50 years and there is no technology nor solution in sight, that may be the criteria for immediately stopping further licensing and subsequent construction of any new nuclear power plants.

Postcards From the Edge
Simon Reeve walks into a radioactive waste dump in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, while making his TV series Meet the Stans. The Meet the Stans series took Simon from the far north-west of Kazakhstan, by the Russian border, east to the Chinese border, south through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the edge of Afghanistan, and west to Uzbekistan and the legendary Silk Road cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.

I cant imagine anyone switching off who stays for the first five minutes as Simon Reeve is a bestselling author and broadcaster and in recent years he’s traveled to scores of countries around the world for a series of BBC television documentaries.

And from correspondent StarryBrooke in Chiba, Japan, putting a human face on the exploding Japanese concerned citizens anti-nuclear movement with wonderful, truly inspiring photos and commentary.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Anti-Nuclear Energy Demo in Yokohama

Yesterday I participated in an anti-nuclear power demonstration in Yokohama, which took place in conjunction with Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World ... and at this, my fourth demo, I realized how much I enjoy taking pictures of the eclectic group of people--monks, grandmothers, Catholics, college students, a German Green Party politician, and other citizen activists--who gather with the most interesting signs and messages for the world...

If we are a country that believes in the "power of the word," we are a country that fools.
We read "cold shutdown" as "thought shutdown."

The water flows; the wind touches our bodies; the sun beams.

The food radioactivity standard is too high. Stop immediately!

Against the agreement to nuclear power.

Save Fukushima children from radioactivity!

Graduate from nuclear energy

Stop nuclear energy, with the zebra!

Stop the dangerous cycle of pluthermal power. Stop the use of MOX fuel at "Genkai," "Ikata," "Hamaoka," "Tomari," and "Takahama." Six factories for reusing nuclear waste! Restarting "Monju" is one step towards the collapse of Japan.

Orchestrate for a safe future for children

Stop the restarting of the nuclear reactors! 10 million signatures

Stop nuclear power--five left!

Imagine a future without nuclear power plants

No need for plutonium!

Hate nuclear energy!

[color=Cyan]Are we going to continue to live terrorizing the countryside?

Peace Love Light
[align=center][color=magenta]Liberty & Equality or Revolution[/align]

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:11 PM
This is very good.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:31 AM
Hello all, been out of town on a lovely island here, ran out of time to post this 3 days ago! Will be catching up on this thread tonight.

reply to post by zworld

Considering the infrared isn't built into the chopper - tepco would have hired it and stuck some poor chump in there.

Tepco reactor inspection supports claims of corrosive bacteria at Fukushima

We have all seen the shots of the containment vessel at number 2 and its' horrible state. Some may remember fears earlier on in the thread about rusting and possible bacterial corrosion issues as well.

Here are the images of the vessel in question as a refresh, courtesy of tepco;

I take it that many people have heard of the HMS Titanic? After that ship had been on the ocean floor at incredible depth and time, it was found that the hull started rusting. It formed bulbous shapes, with a twist - it grew with the help of bacteria, into tentacles called 'rusticles', supported by the relatively still water.

New species of bacteria found in Titanic 'rusticles'

The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron. Various bacteria and fungi live within the delicate structures - first identified on the Titanic - actually feeding off the rusting metal.

Canadian microbial ecologist D. Roy Cullimore, an expert on “rusticles”, has stated: The ship is disintegrating because rusticles are sucking more and more iron out of the steel.”

He predicts “the integrity, the structure of the ship will one day collapse.” Wels, supra note 1, at 152. In short the Titanic will one day be a pile of dust on the ocean floor, and the artifacts from it, if not recovered, will be “consumed by bacteria, corroded by salt and acids, and abraded by sediments....” Id. at 157.

In deep sea, the cold temperature slows down bacterial growth. Deep sea is often an excellent preserver of objects, just usually not things that we create the material for. So what has taken nearly a century with titanic, could happen in a much faster time span at Fukushima. Not just temperature factors but radiation degradation, electrical charge assisted oxidisation, rusting and electrolysis. The floating ground and metallurgy discussions from Silverlok looked at this in depth. Potentially most things made of metal can corrode in the circumstances Fukushima Daiichi is experiencing.

With an empty containment vessel, these fragile rusticles can't form so easily, no water to support them plus a reasonably unsettled flow if it were flooded. They can be found on many wrecks, from the iron riveted, steel plated HMS Titanic, through to the steel USS Yorktown. My Yorktown rusticle pictures are in print form and less extensively grown, however they can be added to the thread if anyone wishes.

Officers quarters looking like something out of resident evil or another zombie movie..

Top pic courtesy of Dailygalaxy: 'Gigantic New SuperOrganism with 'Social Intelligence' is Devouring the Titanic'
Bottom pic

They are generally a medium dark orange, however some lights will render differently sometimes.

Fears that bacteria may start to impact the soundness of the various vessels and piping appear correct. The next step from here is hoping that nothing else gives when we get more shaking.
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edit on 22/1/12 by GhostR1der because: pcv not rpv and link correction
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:46 AM

Originally posted by Purplechive
reply to post by Aircooled

AC - Any idea what the rad readings were? What's all the floaty stuff? And dudes walking around...

- Purple Chive

Well if that is actually #5 then tepco told the truth about 'cold shutdown'. The floating stuff is dust, that camera has a pretty large range of focus, it's tiny and semi fish eyed.

Originally posted by zworld

Emergency data is unimportant and besides the cable's too short. But at least they talked this lengthy problem (no pun intended) over with NISA. I sure hope they didn't have to call a conference with the engineers.


Would someone please wake me up. I cant take anymore of this nightmare.

For a UPS to small data server we'd be talking a standard 'jug cable' style extension. Hardly impossible to find in the IT department of one of the worlds largest power stations. Smells like coverup to me. I probably have more of those cables spare than Tepco :@

Tepco mantra: "minimum requirements are our game"

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 05:10 AM

Originally posted by concernedUScitizen

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

Zworld and all yes CC sounds like a great nickname for me!

As I said before, I'll be here and support the cause.

My location in north eastern NJ just outside NYC.

I will post readings using consistent methods everytime it rains now. Then we can get a trend going.

Good day,

Awesome CC we are all glad to have you on board the thread. More eyes the better! I just ask that if you are going to report rain readings here and elsewhere, that you consider measuring radon decay from each sample over time, as many high rain readings seem come from radon. Although these measurements are interesting and provide a 'rainfall fingerprint', they are easily an alarmist way to measure if it is natural radon and not high concentrations of hot particles. When there is little decay, that's when you can look at other possibilities.. like our joint nation, French, US and Japanese eternal bonfire we have currently underway.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 05:28 AM

Originally posted by zworld
can anybody identify these rays that shoot up in part 1 and 3 of the endoscope series. Im thinking neutron beams which would mean criticality is occurring yes? What else would make shooting rays like that. The rays in one of these pics appear to be coming from the endoscope line but they aren't. they are shooting up from below, fast, and then gone.

So they obviously never intended to actually dunk this thing in the water like they did with the SFPs.

great catch - GR

SFP cam was different, bigger lense, not as fish eye. Possibly one of those bullet cams/outdoor adventure type cameras they do racing videos with.

The top picture looks like water drops splashing to me but the bottom one is that spiral shape also visible on the PCV pic, left hand side running vertical. From where the fuel would be.. I don't have any idea what neutron radiation looks like to a sensor as it's rather a 'research driven field' but.. you may be on to something.

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:45 AM
reply to post by GhostR1der

Tepco reactor inspection supports claims of corrosive bacteria at Fukushima

Do you think this is possible in such a short Time?

I know there are Lifeforms everywhere, even in a Nuclear Reactor
but in F`Shima they used already so much Stuff from Borium until Zeolite
a lifeform in only a few Month, hmmmm!

But it is highly interesting and the Science get a whole new Field,
the same with the Influence of Radioactive Particle on our Ionosphere,
like this one+

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 08:44 AM
Tepco-Cam- New or not working?


posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:42 AM
Z, Ac and everyone else looking into the loading bay truck at #4, here is an interesting snippet from enenews comments;

the stuff that dripped out the sides of #3&4? More rods in transport containers that got busted by the blast! Or did you not noticed they came out right near the top of loading/reciving docks and the refueling elevators? ent-page-1#comment-190678

Does make an interesting point I must say!

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:30 AM

Originally posted by Human0815
Do you think this is possible in such a short Time?

I know there are Lifeforms everywhere, even in a Nuclear Reactor
but in F`Shima they used already so much Stuff from Borium until Zeolite
a lifeform in only a few Month, hmmmm!

But it is highly interesting and the Science get a whole new Field,
the same with the Influence of Radioactive Particle on our Ionosphere,
like this one+

Hi Human,

Have you seen a plant waste heap (compost heap) steaming in the morning? They get very hot.

Bacteria thrive on heat and multiply faster when it is warmer, to a certain point. Boiling water kills a decent amount of bacteria too, so they have limits. The warm, humid vessel is perfect for bacteria to quickly start further damaging sea water corroded steel, scientists say that a wide variety of bacteria can do this. Not to mention untreated, bacteria laden sea water is probably a first for cooling a bwr reactor. Plus all the other factors that help make that steel a lot weaker than when new.

You could say the sea and its inhabitants make entire countries disappear, so reactors are nothing.

Your link is very interesting, perhaps it picked up HAARP or similar device being used as #4 went up?

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 02:16 PM

No records of nuclear disaster taskforce meetings

It has been revealed that the government's nuclear disaster taskforce did not keep any records of its meetings after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.

Experts say this is a significant loss, as the minutes could help to prevent mistakes from being repeated. The taskforce, headed by the prime minister and including all the Cabinet members, was launched on the day of the accident on March 11th last year.

It made important decisions, including the designation of evacuation areas, basic policies on decontamination and restrictions on the shipment of agricultural produce.

Fukushima to host int'l nuclear conference

Japan's Foreign Minister says the government will invite ministers from across the world to an international conference later this year to discuss the safety of nuclear plants in Fukushima Prefecture.

The event will be jointly hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Koichiro Gemba made the announcement on Sunday in a lecture in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture. The prefecture houses the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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