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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 05:55 AM

Originally posted by matadoor
And now, experts say that Japan may need to brace for Tsunami waves of up to 34 meters...

Originally posted by thorfourwinds
The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in Tōhoku's Iwate Prefecture, and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland. The earthquake moved Honshu 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).

So the experts didn't do much research I guess. What a joke 'experts' have become. Nothing more than paid shills in many cases.

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 08:35 AM
reply to post by GhostR1der

The max. Wave-Height happened in very tight Vally's,
the Sanriko Coast is normally like a Riff, a few m. high
and when a River goes inside the Sea the Sea also comes back
but as i said all is very, very tight and get more tight after the mouth of the River!
( i hope it is understandable what i want to say?)

Today was a hard Day for switching the/some Plants back Online!

Edano skips decision on idled reactors

Uncertainty grew Tuesday over the timing of the possible restart of the idled Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, as Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano backed off from an earlier remark and the administration did not make any decision during a Cabinet meeting later in the day.

On Monday, Edano told the Diet he had safety concerns and was opposed to restarting the Oi plant's reactors 3 and 4, which have been stopped in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

But on Tuesday, Edano said he will now refrain from discussing his view on whether to restart the reactors. During a news conference, Edano said he just glanced at a safety report on the plant and "didn't totally understand" the content as of Monday.

But he had clearly said he was opposed to restarting the Oi reactors. Edano told the Upper House Budget Committee that the government needs understanding of "locals" to restart any reactors, and it has not yet gained understanding of the governors of Kyoto and Shiga prefectures.

So, many crazy discussions here at the moment

Kindly Regards

PS: this here is also interesting:
look for the Attachment!

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 09:41 AM

Now this looks lovely...

- Purple Chive

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 09:42 AM

Originally posted by Purplechive

Unit 2: Pressure Keeps Going Up

Don't know if this is a good or bad thing?
March 26:

13.15 kPa g

March 31:

20.59 kPa g

April 2:

19.64 kPa g

April 3:

22.95 kPa g

April 4:

23.84 kPa g

- Purple Chive

24.70 kPa g

- Purple Chive

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 01:16 PM

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 asylum.


Chapter 13
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 Georgia.

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 matter 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 aren't.

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 this theory.

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

edit on 5-4-2012 by zworld because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:17 PM
This is really spooky. The creaky swings with the kids swinging and what? 250 X back ground?

Another great report from MsMilky

More hot rain in southern Brazil..

For this I have no words. I am wordless

There, my works done and I can enjoy Z's next installment.

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:29 PM

Originally posted by Human0815
reply to post by GhostR1der

The max. Wave-Height happened in very tight Vally's,
the Sanriko Coast is normally like a Riff, a few m. high
and when a River goes inside the Sea the Sea also comes back
but as i said all is very, very tight and get more tight after the mouth of the River!
( i hope it is understandable what i want to say?)

I get what you say. That would be quite scary to see!

Reason I highlight this issue, is because of unknown factors similar to what you point out, like a shallow shelf, which makes the tsunami build much larger in a localized area. This can cause the same problems too. Or a closer quake, or a bigger one. A 9.0 isn't much for the earth to throw at us considering how much energy is in the ground below.
We're dealing with a ever changing, moving, seething mass of energy we call the sea. Rogue waves in the sea literally break in half or severely damage a large vessel, every now and then. You hear very little of these waves.

Here are some recorded examples:

Draupner wave (North Sea, 1995): The freak wave first confirmed with scientific evidence, it had a maximum height of 25.6 meters (84 ft).

The Ocean Ranger (North Atlantic, 1981), a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit sank with all hands in storm seas of 55 feet (17 m) to 65 feet (20 m) after a wave higher than 28 feet (8.5m) flooded the platform's ballast control room, although there has been no official suggestion that it was caused by a rogue wave.[citation needed]

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (North Atlantic, September 1995), 29 meters (95 ft), during Hurricane Luis in the North Atlantic. The Master said it "came out of the darkness" and "looked like the White Cliffs of Dover." [14] Newspaper reports at the time described the cruise liner as attempting to "surf" the near-vertical wave in order not to be sunk.

Rogue Waves Wiki
More info here and some pictures of walls of water, whilst on ships..

Almost all of those waves if generated close to shore, would completely overrun any current reactor protection. These aren't even tsunamis from earthquakes. They're mostly powered by wind and constructive wave interference. Underestimate the power of an ocean at your own peril.

I noticed your ancient countrymen and ancestors planted stones throughout Osaka, showing the height below which to not build, to be safe from the largest tsunamis. Looked to me that much of the city was below this level.

50 meters sea wall or go home. That's enough margin for what has been recorded so far. Makes unprofitable nuclear even more prohibitively expensive too. What a pity! It's the real reason why they don't want to actually build a proper sea wall like that, even for the most dangerous civilian machines on the planet.

Interesting how they are still pumping 6.5-9m3 an hour through the reactors still, didn't they say they were putting less through (and did so) for a while?
edit on 5/4/12 by GhostR1der because: Formatting and additions

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 02:32 PM

Originally posted by Purplechive

Unit 1: Interesting Little Blip....

- Purple Chive

Nice work as always, Purple! Looks like an increase on all measurements. No doubt they'll all fail when next tested and that'll be that. Unless the storm knocked power out, so they couldn't keep pouring water on the neverending lava.

From the latest plant status document you posted:

April 5th 1:05am "..Although the operation of the water desalinator (reverse osmosis membrane type and evaporative concentration apparatus type) was suspended, there is no significant influence to the water injection into the reactor because there are affluent amount of water which has been already desalinated."

Bingo. Bold emphasis mine - reverse it to translate from tepconese.
edit on 5/4/12 by GhostR1der because: did some translation

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 03:29 PM
reply to post by zworld

Greetings friend zworld:

Absolutely riveting, and what has been said on this forum from the start is now being shown to be the truth. Good job, mate.

When you do the book, we would like to offer various publishing capabilities, including design, format and printing if wanted or needed.

This is a current example of one our accomplishments.

Our immediate 2 previous posts here - "Chernoble to Fukushima: Was the Lesson Learned?," is an excerpt from the draft of [color=FF00FF]"Fukushima Chronicles: [color=Chartreuse]The Last Nuclear Accident on Planet Earth", a work in progress.

Maybe we package our two books with John Lear's new project and present the trifecta to a major printing buddy of ours who is into this stuff...

[color=Cyan]The truth shall be free!

Speaking of which, we haven't been flamed in a while for mentioning our friend, Dutchsince.

Bring it, punks, if ya'll feel lucky. You wish you had his dedication.

We'll even make it easy for you:


scaler squares

But first, one might want to view this first.

Now go back and read the "Chernoble to Fukushima: Was the Lesson Learned?," posts and tell us: are you motivated?

Do you recall this?

Or this?

Fukushima Radiating Everyone: 'Unspeakable' Reality 'Will Impact All Of Humanity'

Exposing the "unspeakable" realities of the Japanese catastrophe in this 60 Minutes program, leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity.

[color=Chartreuse]In any case, truth-seekers must not fall for the old cabal tactic of getting their opponents to fight each other.

Or did you have to be reminded, again?

[color=Cyan]We all agree we want to end poverty, stop environmental destruction, have world peace and enter a new age of discovery, abundance, wonder and freedom.

[color=Gold]Let us concentrate on that and avoid negativity whenever possible.

Have a nice day.

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

edit on 5/4/2012 by thorfourwinds because: color

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 06:27 PM
news before the move(old URL address) not working - Apr 5 23:27 UTC 2012.

Mainichi Daily News merges into new site

The Mainichi Daily News, the English news site of the Mainichi Newspapers Co., has been reorganized into a new site as of April 5, 2012.

The English site is now part of the Japanese news site,, and under the new name, "The Mainichi," it aims to be a news site targeting not only readers around the world, including those in English-speaking regions, but also Japanese people learning English.

Those who have bookmarked The Mainichi Daily News ( are requested to re-register the English site's new URL (

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:37 PM

.. leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity.

yes, but a little less than a year ago those of us not wearing our doctor badges on our chests were "fear-mongers"..odd thing , casual perception , and of course point of sale tactics. Remember the illustration Fuku has provided:: a few will take from the many as much as possible , whatever the 'cost'

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:05 AM
@ AC,
do you saw:
about the sampling of Rainwater?

@ All,

is someone able to locate a D. M. Kaku Interview after that Interview about Fukushima?
Would be very interesting what he is saying now, after one whole Year!

This Video is gone!
But afair it was directly after one Week- 10 Days after the Crisis began
and was based and estimated on the most horrible scenario Data from the Americans
and not on the facts!
edit on 6-4-2012 by Human0815 because: spell

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:09 AM

Unit 2: Pressure Keeps Going Up

Don't know if this is a good or bad thing?
March 26:

13.15 kPa g

March 31:

20.59 kPa g

April 2:

19.64 kPa g

April 3:

22.95 kPa g

April 4:

23.84 kPa g

24.70 kPa g

26.28kPa g (as of 11:00 , 4/6 )

- Purple Chive
edit on 6-4-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:23 AM

TBS Web Cam....Orange Glowing Thing?

04/06/12 19:22:00

Only see it on TBS cam not TEPCO:

- Purple Chive

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:05 AM

This Doesn't Sound Good....

OCONEE N-Plant South Carolina:

On 4/5/2012, due to a worsening component cooling water system leak on Unit 2, it was necessary to bring the unit down to Mode 3 to implement repairs. Upon down power, when Unit 2 transitioned below 85 percent power, the ability of the SSF to perform its design function, in consideration of the information above, could not be confirmed and the SSF was declared inoperable for Unit 2.

Currently, there is no conclusive information that would support SSF operability while Unit 2 is below 85 percent power. As such, this event is being conservatively reported under 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(B), 'The nuclear plant being in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety.' Due to their current power levels, this condition does not affect Units 1 and 3.

And all the other gobbly-gook (these people obviously didn't pass English in school):

- Purple Chive

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:21 AM

Originally posted by GhostR1der

NRC continuous emission limits for reactors/re-processors/licensees


The concentration values given in Columns 1 and 2 of Table 2 are equivalent to the radionuclide concentrations which, if inhaled or ingested continuously over the course of a year, would produce a total effective dose equivalent of 0.05 rem (50 millirem or 0.5 millisieverts)

Per nuclide! Internally. In enough time and concentration, you are walking dead. 'NRC shuffles the joker back up the sleeve'

Click table 1, 2 3 etc to access emission limit tables for the biggest list of radionuclides I've ever seen. It's bigger than wikipedia and all the rest, that's for sure!

Convert uCi/ml to Litres by X1000.

E.g. Cs137 in water 1e-6X1000 = 2.478µCi per litre of water. All day. Every day.

Lets look at strontium, one of our favourites: 5E-7x1000 = 4.559µCi per litre of water. All season. Every year. Per licensee. I haven't touched the air emission levels, don't want to scare you all

Funny how they love using the smallest practical units like tepcon.

No doubt tomorrow it will be updated to nanocuries per quajiggalitre to confuse us mere simpletons further.

In summary it appears a slow motion Fukushima has been occurring since we first ever used these terrible machines. I knew of some releases of noble gasses, didn't expect everything to be coming out though.

But why wouldn't it come with the rest anyway? They can't filter the water/air completely with civilian technology, no matter what.

This helps explain how cancer rates stayed so high, even after 1960s atmospheric fallout declined until Fukushima. They leak everything we have been looking at and more, continuously. Dan Hirsch admitted that some reactors often breach these limits too.


Quite astute, Dear Watson.

No doubt tomorrow it will be updated to nanocuries per quajiggalitre to confuse us mere simpletons further.

Silly goose.

Al one has to do is look closely; after all, it's right there in plain sight and to have you insinuate otherwise is outright plain truth and how dare you confuse a perfectly good crisis with facts?

[color=Cyan]The monthly average concentrations for release to sanitary sewers are applicable to the provisions in § 20.2003.

The concentration values were derived by taking the most restrictive occupational stochastic oral ingestion ALI and dividing by 7.3 x 106(ml).

The factor of 7.3 x 106(ml) is composed of a factor of 7.3 x 105(ml), the annual water intake by "Reference Man," and a factor of 10, such that the concentrations, if the sewage released by the licensee were the only source of water ingested by a reference man during a year, would result in a committed effective dose equivalent of 0.5 rem.

Remember, even Ann Coulter knows that radiation is good for you.

And to have you infer that a couple of Radionuclides gently released (much like a Grandpa trout back into his native brook) into an otherwise pristine waterway is probably misleading. We'll just call your bluff and look at those links you so thoughtfully provided.

As many people may not have the inkling or capability to look at those tables you suggested, we hereby humbly submit those radionuclides that are probably 'no more harmful than common household items found everyday under your kitchen sink,'
or so the nuke industry advocates would have you think.

Let's see...

Actinium-224 to Arsenic-78 50 plus these two: Astatine-207, Astatine-211


Ummmmmm. Point well made, and only to 11 ‘Bariums” in 'B.'

We were actually looking for more direct linkage to a nuclear reactor. This may be of interest. Mind you, we are only in the first of three tables of 'approved stuff ' to release into your local sanitary sewer.

How about dysprosium?

The dysprosium in monazite and bastnasite is first converted to dysprosium trifluoride (DyF3). The compound then reacts with calcium metal to obtain pure dysprosium:"

Dysprosium has a tendency to soak up neutrons, which are tiny particles that occur in atoms and are produced in nuclear reactions. Metal rods (control rods) containing dysprosium are used in nuclear reactors to control the rate at which neutrons are available.

[color=00FF7F]But it OK to dump it into our drinking water, right?

Health effects
Very little is known about the health effects of dysprosium.

As usual, you win.

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:39 PM
Some screen caps of our strange glow in front of #3, from sun-up.

And Knuck caught this. Base of the stack in front of #4.

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:14 PM

Originally posted by Human0815
...(snip)...10 Days after the Crisis began
and was based and estimated on the most horrible scenario Data from the Americans
and not on the facts!
edit on 6-4-2012 by Human0815 because: spell

Please explain what the "most horrible scenario data from the Americans" is and what " the facts" are or were as you see them.

from the evidence standpoint Tepco and the Japanese government have Exceeded by HUGE margins even the worst case scenarios proposed by almost anyone in every area, period.

and the facts point to DOOM for real for Honshu, deny that , tell me that in five years no one will notice the effects of FUKU.

I mean it's not as if Japan has shut down ALL of it's 50+ reactors...oh wait yes it has.

why do you figure such a corrupt government/banking conglomerate would do that ?

posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:11 AM
A very good interview with Kevin Kamps.

This film might be nothing. It's from the beginning. They mention Fuk but then talk about an oil refinery, but they have black clouds as we've talked about, so it's worth a look. Maybe Human cold translate?

And another good read.

posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 08:48 AM
First of all many thanks to all regular contributors - you are doing really important work.

Bio diversity is rapidly declining for many reasons all over the world. This is true not only for wild species but also for domesticated ones. In many cases invaluable gene information of cultural crops is lost. Small farmers at Mexico can not compete with corn imports from USA, tens maybe hundreds of varieties are lost every year due to it. Still used varieties are continually contaminated by pollen from GM varieties. Gene pool of Iraq wheat was drastically reduced by US occupation administration policies. Similar situation with rice in India, China, Africa ... everywhere. Afghan national seed bank was destroyed in nineties, Iraq seed bank (stationed at infamous Abu Ghraib) was destroyed in 2003, Egyptian seed bank was looted during so called "Arab spring" (WHY? by WHOM?). Syria is afraid about their treasure - more then 10.000 varieties of wheat - and sends copy of its seed bank to Svalbard directly into hands of Monsanto, Microsoft and W. Buffet.

It is reality. What will happen to world food supply if the tiny rests of gene pool starts to mutate thanks to Fukushima disaster? Huh ... I do not want to think about it. I'll not sleep well tonight. Corporate bastards and mindless puppets ... it is all the same from nuclear industry, through big pharma to agri criminals all wrapped and shielded by "financial sector".

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