The above is my rendition of what we might see 10 years from now if the human race survives that long, and the truly insane are left in charge of the
By Dawn's Early Light
On the 15th Fukushima would befuddle the entire world, while firmly joining Chernobyl and Chelyabinsk as dead zones forever lost. The uninhabitable
parts of earth just got bigger.
The fact that Tepco left all but a skeleton crew on the grounds of a blown apart nuclear power plant did not help ease the fears and apprehension the
world at large was feeling, let alone the beautiful people of Japan.
For them, no one can imagine what it was like unless they have gone through the same experience. To have not one but three nuclear reactor's and four
spent fuel pools go off at the same time was beyond even the gravest hollywood script.
Fukushima, Chernobyl and Chelyabinsk. Kinda like lions and tigers and bears. Only dead and deadly at the same time. And they are just three nuke
plants in a world full of nuke plants. Whether power generators, research labs, submarines, materials production, weapons production or whatever the
end result, reactors of one kind or another are everywhere.
And there are plans for many, many more. Hundreds of power generators alone. And millions and millions more spent fuel rods with U-235 and Pu-239
encased in reflectors will be stored in pools that need constant water cooling for many years to come or else. Or else.
Imagine someone wanting to create millions and millions of nuclear bombs, and then leave them lying around. We would consider it the actions of the
most criminally insane. But that is exactly what well respected leaders of world governments and the nuclear industries are doing to us. Building
millions of bombs, neatly wrapped in zirconium. They had no idea what the eventual state of those rods would be, or what would happen to them through
the years. Neutron embrittlement was an unknown factor until after millions of rods had already been manufactured and spent.
Instead of demon cores, we are left with demon rods. Millions and millions of rods that through the years will become more a more like weapons of mass
destruction. And we worry about terrorists having just one. Silly us.
And I've no doubt that the utilities creating them will have filed for bankruptcy and been nationalized one day, leaving it for us to try and clean up
the mess. And we won't be able to. That's a recipe for biological genicide.
Lies, Damned Lies and Press Releases
Reality in the 21st century. Not a pretty picture. And March 15th. Well, that is best described as the day that Alice finally leaped into the rabbit's
hole only it was an elevator shaft that went down hundreds of meters to the seventh level of hell. Whoops.
Whatever actually transpired that day will never be totally known, but there are enough pieces of data floating around to get an idea. And the picture
that is painted is truly disturbing.
This is what is known for sure. Nothing Tepco says is the truth. Except some of their original statements which they later retracted. And there exists
a wealth of data in YouTube videos if one can find them.
And that's it. All we can truly hang our hats on. Tepco was in overdrive doing everything they could to confuse the world and deflect concern from
what was actually transpiring.........the ongoing nuking of the northern hemisphere. And they were getting all the help they needed from Yuki (my
nickname for Edano) and the rest of the dog and pony show coming out of Tokyo and Washington DC.
Heaven help us. We are surrounded by maniacs in charge of weapons of mass destruction. And no where is this insanity greater than in the US of A
(which, if memory serves, stands for Unlimited Supply of Assholes).
This was the US of A's response to the obvious dangers that Fukushima on March 15th represented;
The White House said on Wednesday it was satisfied with the information it was getting about the nuclear crisis in Japan and was in contact with
independent experts there, Reuters reports.
"Information is still coming in about the events unfolding in Japan, but the administration is committed to learning from Japan's experience as we
work to continue to strengthen America's nuclear industry......The Obama administration will continue with efforts to expand loan guarantees for new
nuclear reactors", Chu stated.
"To meet our energy needs, the administration believes we must rely on a diverse set of energy sources including renewables like wind and solar,
natural gas, clean coal and nuclear power," he said.
The administration is seeking to add $36 billion to the Energy Department’s loan-guarantee authority to help finance the development of the first
new U.S. reactors in decades. The Obama administration has pledged an $8.3-billion guarantee to Southern Co. for two planned reactors in
I felt like committing suicide after reading the above. There was so much doublespeak insanity contained in the entire article that I was paralyzed.
Speechless. The worst of it from Chu and Poneman. And deciphering this doublespeak brought me to the conclusion that it didn't matter the level of
danger that nuclear power created, we were going to keep on building more reactors no matter what....no matter what......no matter what. I remember
crying for awhile, feeling there really was no reason to care anymore. The Strangelove Syndrome was taking affect.
(At least they had the sense to call it just nuclear power in the press release, instead of the Obama and Chu mantra of 'safe nuclear power').
I declared war that day. War on a corrupt government full of cowards and the people who corrupt them. The US government, the military/industrial
complex, and all the rest of the assholes that make up the American status quo, because they are now clearly the enemies of the US people, democracy,
freedom and the US Constitution. And I took a Constitutional oath to defend this country against just such a foe.
Every single one of them needs to be arrested and put on trial for crimes against humanity. And the Japanese people need to do the same. Put them all
behind bars where they belong. But first we need to fleece them all dry, and the corporations they own, to gather the funds to hopefully do something
with all those rods and dismantle all those reactor's.
We can not let them kill us all and everything else we hold dear. It is time to draw a line in the sand, and stand behind it with arms linked and
hearts united in one single cause, saving this planet for our children's children. Nothing could be more honorable.
Data, Data Everywhere and None of it the Truth
There is a lesson I learned long ago when I was starting out as one of the world's first environmental investigators. Sometimes the information about
an environmental disaster that us waiting to happen, or an important cause that needs defending, is first found by reading the Wall Street Journal,
Bloomberg and the business section of newspapers like the NYT.
Data that the military/industrial complex doesn't want the average person to know about is printed freely in the business section where they are
fishing for investors and backers and need to be specific about details of the projects, and where they expect everybody to be of like mind. Only we
I first learned about a massive government funded project that included a pesticide component that had never been submitted for environmental review
only because the company that got the contract let the business world know the good news. Page 5, bottom right hand corner, now the projects dead.
Bit, bop, bam.
I found the same true for Fukushima. If you want to know the truth you have to go to the industrial side of the complex and see what they are saying
to like minded pro-nukies. Or as they say in the art of war, if you know your enemy better than they know themselves, success is assured.
And for this disaster that meant seeking only one source. INPO.
INPO stands for The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. It was started in 1979 after TMI. President Carter set up the Kemeny Commission to
investigate the March 1979 accident which recommended that the nuke industry establish an organization that would do research and set safety standards
while networking between the different utilities, manufacturers and government agencies worldwide.
In response to this the nukies created INPO, which then became the research and public relations arm of the industry. Immediately after the EQ and
tsunami, INPO became the only link into Tepco from the outside world.
This is especially evident when one considers that the NRC, WHO and other government agencies repeatedly asked INPO for the most current data, and
could they please be given timely updates by INPO, and if at all possible, could they pretty please with sugar on it join INPO's next conference call
with Tepco etc etc.
That's why the statement by Poneman stating that "The White House...was satisfied with the information it was getting about the nuclear crisis in
Japan and was in contact with independent experts there" is so ridiculous. They didn't have a clue what was happening, and the US military wasn't
letting them in on the big secret.
It should also be noted that much of the data that the US military was receiving early on was initially coming from INPO as well, indicating that INPO
was an arm of the military at the end of the day, much like the rest of the industry.
When the different agencies (IAEA, NRC, WHO etc) or industries (Areva, GE etc) released reports on Fukushima in the summer and fall of 2011, people on
the inside of the crisis ignored them. They were all waiting for the INPO report, which didn't come out until November.
It was like a game of marco polo we used to play as kids. Everybody was screaming out for INPO data. And INPO was saying very little, until they
released their report. And some of that data is found below.
Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire
Tepco's game plan after the R3 explosion was simple. The wind was blowing out to sea, nobody was taking readings............what radiation?
Out of sight, out of mind. Unfortunately two things happened that changed the playing field over night and revealed themselves the morning of the
15th. After the wind changed as described in Chapter 11, R2 had an explosion around 6:00 and R4 had an explosion around 6:00. Uh oh. That wasn't
supposed to happen. The fact that R4 went off stunned everyone. There was no connection. It didn't figure.
And radiation was now exploding across Northern Japan in dense waves. The cat was out of the bag and Tepco and the SDF knew it. They had to come up
with explanations and fast for where all this new radiation was coming from, since we had been assured that R3 had a non containment hydrogen
explosion and all of the R4 fuel was safely tucked away in the SFP and R2 looked like it did before the EQ, undamaged.
Initially (first few hours) it was an explosion underground in R2's torus.
For a brief period of time (24hrs) they tried to say it was a zirconium fire in R4's SFP that caused the massive burst. And that it went out of it's
own accord. Which is comical because a zirc/plutonium fire is one of the worst fires imaginable. They burn at extreme heat and the zirc fire is self
perpetuating. They don't just go out. They burn till there's nothing left or until smothered.
But that fact went over Tepco and the SDF's heads. Then it became obvious the next day that the pool was OK so they went back to R2.
To this day they are trying to pin it all on R2. Which is also comical. Look at the four reactors. Which one's look like they emitted the most
radiation. Which one looks like it emitted the least. Occam's razor cuts deep on this one.
And Tepco or anyone else who keeps saying that the culprit was the venting of R2 (three times through the night) needs to please read the INPO report
mentioned above so we can drop that nonsense once and for evermore. If the picture of R2 being the only reactor building still standing at dawn's
early light on the 15th doesn't convince you, the INPO report will. There was no venting done at R2, and there was no explosion at R2. It's all just
more smokescreen and lies spread by Tepco and the SDF. R2 behaved like those reactor buildings are meant to behave. It dumped it's corium into the
basemat, and blew the blowout panel out so hydrogen and radioactive gases couldn't blow the building apart. Like it or not, to the industry R2 is seen
as a success story.
The following are quotes from the INPO report detailing what happened the night and morning of the 15th at R2.
"Operators began to recognize some abnormalities in their indications. Containment pressure was well above the rupture disk pressure but the rupture
disk had not failed. Additionally, indicated drywell pressure was trending upward.... whereas indicated suppression chamber pressure was below the
rupture disk pressure. The non-unified pressures indicated a problem".
Figure out what problem was indicated and the R2 riddle is solved.
"Two minutes after midnight on March 15.....the vent line lineup was complete, except for the rupture disk that remained closed.....The operators
rechecked their lineup and found that the small air-operated drywell vent valve had already failed closed. They continued to work toward establishing
a containment vent path for Unit 2; but at about 0600 (T plus 87.2 hours), a loud noise was heard in the area around the torus and suppression chamber
pressure indication failed low. At approximately the same time, a hydrogen explosion occurred in the Unit 4 reactor building. The loud noise in
Unit 2 was widely reported as another explosion...but this was later determined to be incorrect. A review of the seismic instrumentation revealed
that, if something did fail in Unit 2, the failure did not generate the same shock wave or force as an explosion. Additionally, the suppression
chamber pressure reading 0.0 psia (0.0 MPa abs) is an indication of a failed instrument, not an indication of atmospheric pressure.....The Unit 2
containment was not vented, and the cause for the containment pressure changes has not been determined".
The phrase "did not generate the same shock wave or force as an explosion" for R2 is very telling, because for R4 they state an explosion did happen,
and it must be assumed that the seismic data corroborated this finding, or they would have stated such.
And concerning the explosion at R4, they call the hydrogen aspect of it a theory and then tip toe around it, never authenticating it. They also avoid
doing an in depth analysis of conditions leading up to the 15th for R4 like they do for R2 and R3. You can tell they don't want to touch that hot
potato. This is basically all they say about R4;
There are various theories regarding the cause of the hydrogen explosion in Unit 4. Hydrogen water chemistry was used at Fukushima Daiichi, and
hydrogen was also used to cool the main generators. Both of these sources of hydrogen were reviewed, and it appears that neither source caused the
Unit 4 explosion.
The most widely accepted theory is associated with the backflow of gases from Unit 3 during venting......Further inspections are needed to confirm
Whatever happened at Dai-ichi over night involved R3 and R4. R3 was smoking and steaming going into the night after it blew, and in pictures the next
day on the 15th. This was also confirmed by INPO which stated that at 7:55 on the morning of the 15th "steam was observed issuing from the upper part
of the reactor building".
And R4 looked like nuke puke on the 15th after suffering an explosion at 6:00. So it's safe to say that those two were the main problems.
The Hindenburg It Ain't
All of the activity surrounding reactors 1 through 3, and the SFPs 1 through 4, created an intense air of confusion at Dai-ichi on March 15th. This
confusion worked in Tepco's favor. They were able to make statements that were obvious lies, and get away with it. The facts on the ground were
ignored, and Tepco created numerous illusions to bewilder and befuddle us all.
The greatest illusion was that R4 suffered a hydrogen explosion. After it became obvious that this hydrogen was not produced in the SFP, they came up
with a wildly elaborate analysis of hydrogen and other gases making their way from R3 to R4 via the gas treatment system.
All of this is ridiculous and not worth commenting on, so I will keep this as short as possible. I really don't want to waste any more of my life
trying to understand the lies that Tepco and the SDF created. Simply because there is nothing there to understand.
And anyone at this late date that is still trying to convince people that a hydrogen blast did indeed occur at R4 is a shill or an idiot.
So to get this out of the way, for hydrogen to have migrated from R3 to R4 it would have gone past the exhaust stack which was actively showing signs
of venting, through R4's filtration system and into an airtight building. And in sufficient quantities to cause an explosion that would blow out the
truck bay and lower outbuildings while not destroying all of the service floor walls as occurred at R1.
There is absolutely no physical data that substantiates this fantasy.
And more importantly, this venting, had it gone through R4's filters, it would have left a massive radionuclide footprint. It didn't. Even though
Tepco used the data of contamination in the filters as proof that the venting bypassed the exhaust stack, the actual data shows the opposite.
The INPO report states that just prior to venting R3, the radiation levels inside the PCV reached 167 Sv/hr.
On March 14, at 0700, Unit 3 containment was vented. Indication on a Unit 3 drywell radiation monitor had been recovered briefly just before the
venting, and a dose rate of 16,700 rem/hr (167 Sv/hr) was recorded.
The GTS system has two vent lines for each reactor and PCV. The original line goes through a filter system. In 2000, because they realized that the
GTS system couldn't handle a high pressure vent without blowing the system apart, they put in a second bypass line that was just a straight shot to
the stack with no filtration. This is the line they used for the R3 vent. (And tried to use for R2 but couldn't blow the rupture disk).
A rupture disk is designed to withstand a greater pressure in reverse direction than it does in the venting direction. The GTS bypass line is
protected with a rupture disk for all reactors. As R2 showed, blowing out the rupture disk is not always a given. It must be assumed then that the
vent path from R3 would have hit the R4 rupture disk without blowing it since the exhaust stack was providing pressure relief, forcing the gases
through R4's filtration system. Had this level of contamination passed through the filter system of R4, the levels left behind in the filters
themselves would be off the charts.
Instead, this is what they found. 6.7 mSv/h peak on the frontside and a 0.1 mSv/h on the backside of the vent path to R4. Not what one would expect to
find. Or even close.
It appears that some of the vent did indeed push into R4's filters, but a very small percentage that didn't make it past the final filter, let alone
into an airtight structure in massive quantities.
There are numerous other indicators that show a hydrogen blast didn't cause the damage seen at R4. Or if one did occur, it wasn't one of the main
blasts. The fact that there are signs of intense heat generated, but only in the NW and SE corners, and that the walls are not blown out and
pulverized from the service floor, suggests an entirely different sequence of events.
One thing is certain. Like R3, it was the NW corner that displayed the most significant heat signature and heat generated damage. This is corroborated
by independent film footage from the 15th. Below is the only known picture of the fire that erupted the morning of the 15th;
Tepco has stated that the fires in R4's northwest corner were caused by an oil tank going off. One needs to only look at the color of the smoke being
emitted to know that this isn't the case. Oil burns black, and the above is grey and white.
Another thing to consider about all of the above is this. Once a rupture disk blows, that's it. The vent line is then permanently opened allowing free
passage from containment to the outside atmosphere. Since R3 successfully blew the rupture disk, it continuously vented from that point until the R3
explosion occurred. Which raises the question, how could there have been a hydrogen buildup in R3 causing an explosion.
The situation as it stood at 12:00 on the 15th was this. R3 had an explosion of some kind, other than hydrogen fueled, and possibly nuclear in nature.
And it was still cooking and smoldering on the 15th.
And R4 also had an explosion of some kind other than hydrogen fueled on the 15th, as well as a large self extinguishing fire that was soon out, but
that would erupt again the next day.
Everything else can be thrown to the dogs.
Next; Chapter 14) What You See Is Not What You Get
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