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Originally posted by Aircooled
Arnie again. "What caused the fuel in #3 to explode outward in chunks? Hmmmm, UC?
Originally posted by qmantoo
I wonder if we have anyone on here who can subscribe to Astrium?
Toulouse, 17 March 2011 - The GEO-Information Division of Astrium Services is the sole distributor of the Formosat-2 satellite’s imagery. This high resolution satellite is the only satellite, due to its atypical orbit, capable of taking images of the same point every day. This unique ability enables the international community to follow the evolution of the Japanese earthquake disaster day by day. This is why Astrium Services is making its satellite imagery experts available to provide analysis reports regarding the affected areas.
These experts analyse the images from space on a daily basis, providing vital information to the emergency crews on the ground about the state of roads, bridges, buildings, nuclear and other plants. This interpreted data should assist the ground crews and emergency teams as they tackle the crisis, providing up to date information when undertaking rescue efforts, assessing the damage to infrastructure and coordinating potential evacuations.
A daily report will be produced and available for the next seven days after registering on SPOTMonitoring website.
It's clear from our investigation of the Fukushima Daiichi accident that, even in the technologically advanced country of Japan, the government and the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), were astonishingly unprepared, at almost all levels, for the complex nuclear disaster that started with an earthquake and a tsunami. And this grave oversight will affect the Japanese people for decades.
In part, that failure may stem from Tepco's most recent abnormal operating procedures, which were created in 1994 and do not address the possibility of a prolonged, total loss of power at a nuclear plant. When on-site workers referred to the severe accident manual, the answers they were looking for simply were not there. And those who misjudged the condition of the emergency cooling system had never actually put the system into service; they were thrown into the middle of a crisis without the benefit of training or instructions.
A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. And the unfortunate reality is that the mainstream media continues to blatantly ignore this colossal scandal.
Private emails, meeting transcripts and other key documents reveal that both the Obama White House and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) were well aware of just how bad things really were with Fukushima from the early days of the disaster, but did nothing to warn the public about it. In fact, NRC and the White House purposely did not warn Americans about a massive radiation plume that struck the West Coast just days after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan’s eastern coast.
According to information gathered from hundreds of pages worth of private NRC emails, conference calls and secret meetings, key players in the Fukushima whitewashing campaign, including the NRC’s David McIntyre and Elliot Brenner, were hard at work in the days following the disaster distracting public attention away from it.
By pretending that a radioactive plume did not exist while simultaneously sending out misinformation to the media, these two, in conjunction with White House officials, actively participated in a criminal cover-up of the truth.
“In a fascist state, there is little or no responsible action from the corporations for there is little or no promotion of accountability from the state. The corporations, for all intents and purposes, control the state.”
Originally posted by zworld
From ENENEWS enenews.com... o-ocean-will-spread-all-over-world-reaching-hawaii-and-us-so
He revealed that the current facility removes only cesium and that other radioactive materials such as strontium cannot be cleaned up.
“You know how much contaminated water is stored at the Fukushima Daiichi site? It is 200,000 tons......it is impossible to store that much water on site. So, it is obvious that some of the contaminated water has been leaked into the ocean.”
“Everyone there knows that the amount of water is huge but does not speak about it. Anyone who works there understands that nothing can be done except to leak the water!”
There are over 200 fission products associated with a nuclear meltdown. They are removing two of these, C-134 and C-137, and then re-using the water or dumping/storing it. Water that is re-used is re-used again and again and the levels of those 200+ fission products that aren't removed build into ever greater amounts. Brilliant. No wonder the sludge is running in the many Sv/hr range. Time to add the entire storage facility as another ticking time bomb. And the Pacific Ocean as Fukushima's toilet.
I'm having a lot of trouble understanding how the world's leaders and nuke regulators can pretend everything's OK at Fukushima. Cold blooded killers they are.....and we are the victims.
Originally posted by zworld
SL and BobatHome
I wish I understood all that stuff better, but i think youze guys and GR are hitting on something important and that means Ive got to go back to school and learn the basics so I can enter the discussion.
That blue streak is very interesting SL. What I cant get my head around is the light source that flares at 2:11 and 2:17. Wouldnt the area between the shield plug and the yellow PCV lid be pitch dark.
ON EDIT: One of the sticky (no pun intended) questions nagging at me has to do with the yellow/green pollen/dust mentioned a few posts ago. This substance didn't run out like pollen, acting more like China dust in the way that it pooled after the rain was gone, but floated like pollen during the rains and attached itself in an almost magnetic way to cars.
edit on 1-5-2012 by zworld because: (no reason given)
There’s a couple of very, very grainy videos that clearly show [Unit No. 4] did explode.
It was a different type of explosion, and perhaps a fire and an explosion, that went on for a period of days.
So exactly how it did explode is one of the big questions about the Fukushima accident.
Originally posted by Silverlok
it makes perfect sense that Ultra small highly radioactive particles would grab other small organic particles from the environment (electrostatically) , forming larger particles ( like electrostatic snow balls ) that would have identifiable patterns with hydration , saturation, and dehydration . especially given the size of the particles ..making most of them 'aerosols' . any good 'scientist' should be ab;e to verify...though I would.. in Japan.. seek a botanist, as I have always loved bonsai.
A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR NEVADA TEST SITE:
You are in a very real sense active participants in the Nation's atomic test program. You have been close observers of tests which have contributed greatly to building the defenses of our own country and of the free world. Nevada tests have helped us come a long way in a few, short years and have been a vital factor in maintaining the peace of the world. They also provide important data for use in planning civil defense measures to protect our people in event of enemy attack.
Some of you have been inconvenienced by our test operations. At times some of you have been exposed to potential risk from flash, blast, or fall-out. You have accepted the inconvenience or the risk without fuss, without alarm, and without panic. Your cooperation has helped achieve an unusual record of safety..........
There were instances of property damage from blast, such as broken windows. Some cattle and horses grazing within a few miles of the detonations suffered skin deep radiation burns, but the damage had no effect on their breeding value nor the beef quality of the cattle.
You are in a very real sense active participants in the Nation's 'radiation induced toxic effects on the human population' experiment. Whether you like it or not. You have been stupid enough to continue living near our testing ground and that's reality. This has, however, contributed greatly to our understanding of how easy it is to manipulate people in the free trade world. Nevada tests have helped us build many times bigger bombs in a few, short years and have been a vital factor in future domination of the world. They also have provided important insight into the lack of importance in needing to actually protect our people in event of enemy attack.
Some of you have been seriously irradiated by our test operations. At times some of you have been exposed to enormously dangerous risk from flash, blast, or fall-out. You have accepted this form of murder without complaining unlike normal people would. Your stupidity has helped us achieve an unusual image of safety..........
There were instances of property damage from blast, such as broken windows, and homes full of cesium, strontium and plutonium. Some cattle and horses grazing within a few miles of the detonations suffered radiation exposure beyond the point of rescue and should be eliminated, but if your stupid enough to let us nuke you after what radiation did to the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki then you're probably stupid enough to eat irradiated meat. Oh well, its not like we didn't warn you.....wait a minute.....never mind.
"When I brought the radiation detector closer, it visibly responded. So I knew it might be highly contaminated, but didn't know it was this contaminated...", says Ayako Ishikawa incredulously. Ishikawa is the head of the citizens' group "No! to Radiation, Protect Children in Koto". [Koto-ku is one of the eastern Special Wards of Tokyo]. She says, "We found something that looked like "black dust" near the Hirai JR station in Edogawa-ku. We collected the sample and and asked Professor Tomoya Yamauchi of Kobe University to measure the radiation. The result was that it had the maximum 243,000 Bq/kg [of radioactive cesium]."
First, [to a location] about 10-minute walk from the JR Hirai Station. We found the "black dust" on the playground near the public housing. There were several drifts near the fence, and they looked like just "black soil". When I took a closer look, they were revealed to be something like a dried moss or mold.