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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by zworld
If anyone knows quickly what stairwell this is (ie southwest corner, northwest corner etc), Im really interested to know where and what the steel shaft is. It appears from the stain pattern that the corrosive material, or whatever it is, came from the corner of the shaft.
edit on 5-6-2012 by zworld because: (no reason given)


That Unit 2 stairwell has 2 landings, and goes cw into a corner with a part wall, so I'd think it is the stairwell in the northeast corner of 1st to 2nd floor (or rather, under the northeast corner of the floors above them
Proceeding further upwards of the stairwell, you'll eventually end up at the servicefloor, at the east side of the equipment pool.

Caveat with that photo of a flooded turbine building, it is from Daini, not Daiichi.




posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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[font=Impact][color=fuchsia]NukaTuna - The Last Fish in the Sea[/font]


image credit: ddes.com

Greetings:

Not since the tragic BP environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has the Main Stream Media covered up a story as they have on the radiation spewing forth 24/7/365 from Fukushima.




Finally, the MSM is reporting a little more about the over-a-year-long, ongoing environmental catastrophe at the TEPCO-owned Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

We do question the ten-month delay in the reporting of critical information, however.

Were economic interests at play here?

29 May 2012
Fukushima Radiation found in Tuna caught near San Diego only 5 months after Fukushima disaster - VIDEO


One of the largest and speediest fish, Pacific Bluefin Tuna can grow to 10 feet and weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

They spawn off the Japan coast and swim east at breakneck speed to school in waters off California and the tip of Baja California, Mexico.





Five months after the Fukushima disaster, Daniel J. Madigan, a marine ecologist at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove (Monterey County), Nicholas Fisher, a marine scientist internationally known as a specialist in radiation hazards at Stony Brook University on Long Island, Zophia Baumann, a staff scientist in Fisher’s laboratory, and their team decided to test highly prized Pacific bluefin that were caught off the coast of San Diego last August. The finding was wholly unexpected Madigan admitted later.

Madigan had collected samples of muscle tissue from 15 2-year-old tuna given to him by San Diego fishermen in August, and when tests detected radioactivity in one sample he sent all 15 samples to Fisher in Long Island, he said.

To their surprise, tissue samples from all 15 tuna captured contained levels of two radioactive substances — ceisum-134 and cesium-137 — that were higher than in previous catches.

The contamination reportedly stems from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

“We were frankly kind of startled,” said Fisher.


The report shows that samples from the tuna contained 4 becquerels of cesium-134 per kilogram and 6.3 becquerels of cesium-137 per kilogram. A becquerel is a unit of radioactivity equal to one nuclear disintegration per second.

Judging by the size of the bluefin tuna they sampled – they averaged about 15 pounds (6 kg) – the researchers knew these were young fish that had left Japanese water about a month after the accident.





The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years.

Bluefin tuna caught in the same waters in 2008 reportedly carried no cesium 134 and only negligible levels of cesium 137.

The results “are unequivocal. Fukushima was the source,” said Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Since the fish tested were born about a year before the disaster, “This year’s fish are going to be really interesting,” Madigan said. “There were fish born around the time of the accident, and those are the ones showing up in California right now,” he said.

“Those have been, for the most part, swimming around in those contaminated waters their whole lives.”


So, this story comes out in the Main Stream Media in late May, 2012, 10 months after the fact... smells like fish to us...

[color=chartreuse]Does this imply that fishmongers have been mongering contaminated, radioactive fish for over ten months to an aquatic vertebrate-addicted public?


Do you recall last year when NOAA and the EPA refused to answer questions regarding the possibility of radioactive contamination of the fisheries of the world, specifically the Alaskan waters, which produce 50 percent of the U.S.'s seafood ?

Were economic interests at play here?

17 April 2011

The [color=cyan]FDA has claimed that there is no need to test Pacific fish for Japan nuclear radiation reports the Anchorage Daily News but when drilled on details by the reporter, the FDA refused to answer questions and gave the reporter the run-around.

The FDA says there will be no testing of fish until NOAA testing finds cause for alarm but NOAA refuses to answer questions on what kind of monitoring has been done.



[color=chartreuse]EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California.

Margot Perez-Sullivan, a spokeswoman at the EPA's regional headquarters in San Francisco, said the agency's written statement would stand on its own.

May we draw your attention to this report we published in early November, 2011?


Originally posted by muse7
Honestly, what do they have to gain if they did that?

The oceans would become contaminated, potentially massive die-off of sea life leading to possible human extinction which would result in all sides losing.



The oceans would become contaminated ...


Tuna fish from Pacific Ocean is Radioactive -- Contaminated by
Fukushima Nuclear Fallout










DATA HIGHLIGHT:
An archival-tagged Pacific Bluefin Tuna released off Baja California in July 2006 was recaptured in the Korea Strait in December 2010.


The fish entered the Sea of Japan through the Tsugaru Strait near the Fukushima nuclear power plant, [color=chartreuse]illustrating why there is concern that Pacific Bluefin may be contaminated with radiation.


How could radiation enter the fish food-chain?

Of much higher concern is Cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years (considered gone after 300 years). Of even higher concern is Plutonium-239 which has an unimaginable half-life of 24,000 years (considered gone after 240,000 years).

We know that both of these radioactive substances are present at the Fukushima plant, and have been found in the soil all over the region around Fukushima - in high quantities.

Even though the radiation in the water is surely being diluted, fish are swimming in that water and the diluted particles of Cesium and Plutonium will remain in the oceans for nearly a quarter of a million years...

[size=4pt][color=chartreuse]Radiation is insidious, because it cannot be detected by the senses.

We are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, hear, touch or smell it.


Yet gamma radiation can penetrate our bodies if we are exposed to radioactive substances.

Beta particles can pass through the skin to damage living cells, although, like alpha particles, which are unable to penetrate this barrier, their most serious and irreparable damage is done when we ingest food or water - or inhale air - contaminated with particles of radioactive matter.

ONE molecule of plutonium within your system... ONE... will radiate energy for 24,000 years. It eventually will burn holes right through you... you WILL most likely develop cancer.



However, it's not quite that simple.

The half life of Plutonium 239 (the weapons grade stuff) is 24,100 years. That means that after that period of time half of the amount will have decayed, by alpha decay (release of a helium nucleus).

And plutonium is montatomic, unlike oxygen and hydrogen in narture, which are diatomic - O2 and H2. So you really don't speak of such monatomic elements, in their pure form, as molecules. They exist as discrete atoms.

[color=chartreuse]So after 24,000 plus years the substance is still radiating. After that time, Half of it still exists and radiates, by alpha decay, as Plutonium. The other half exists and radiates, also by alpha decay, as Uranium 235, which, by the way, has a half life of 704 million years. Eventually, after going through a long chain of nucleides, it all ends up as lead.

The most dangerous stuff on Earth doesn't just shut off after it reaches its half life. There are trace amounts of Plutonium, as Plutonium 244, which can be found on Earth. As with all elements, it was created by the Big Bang, 13 or 14 billion years ago.

It has a half life of "only" 80 million years, yet is still radiating away.

13 August 2011
For your consideration:

In the first week of the meltdown, Fukushima released more radioactive Cesium than Chernoble and all of the nuclear bombs detonated during atmospheric testing.

[color=chartreuse]The 100-ton fuel cores of Units 1, 2 and 3 melted through containment and fell into the basement of the reactor buildings. (TEPCO confirmed this 6 July 2011. The cores most likely melted through the concrete and entered the ground and water tables).

Chernoble was a '7' as rated by the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA).

[font=impact][color=fuchsia]Fukushima should be an 8+

and still has not been contained

and there is no viable solution

offered to this date.
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There are millions of people in Japan living in radiation levels higher than of the 'No-Go Zones' of Chernobyl.

34,000 Fukushima children between the ages of 4 and 15 are wearing radiation detectors to measure the bioaccumulation.

[color=cyan]The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stopped monitoring fallout from Fukushima in late April 2011.

Before the EPA stopped measuring radioactive fallout, radioactive Iodine, Cesium, Xenon and Uranium were measured in the U.S. at hundreds of times the legal background limit.


Tens of thousands of tons of radioactive water have been released by TEPCO into the Pacific Ocean, contaminating water and sea life.

Elements like Cesium and Uranium have half-lives of thousands of years.

TEPCO and General Electric (GE) continue to obfuscate and hide the truth.

It took three months to admit that a meltdown occurred in Units 1, 2 and 3 and close to four months until a melt-through had been confirmed.

The JapGov and TEPCO have yet to begin entombing the reactors, because radiation levels are so high that skilled technicians and engineers can only work for minutes at a time, before receiving their yearly dose of radiation. A few hours on site would lead to death.

Let's get real here, as a potential death sentence has been issued for most of the organisms inhabiting the West Coast of North America - including Alaska.

'Hot Particles' are microscopic particles that travel through the air with weather and wind patterns. When 'hot particles' are injested by human beings, they lodge in lung and bone tissues and create cancers in surrounding cells.


[font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]It only takes one.[/font]



Citizens in Tokyo, Japan, are inhaling 10 hot particles a day.


Citizens in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California are inhaling 5 hot particles a day.


[color=7CFC00]Because of the jet stream in April, after the large explosions that destroyed three reactor buildings, it was as dangerous in Seattle and much of the West Coast of North America as in Tokyo.


Does anyone here truly understand the implications of this data?

[font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]It only takes one of these

particles to trigger a cancer.
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[color=cyan]A new report from independent scientists in Japan found a much greater release of “hot particles” from the Fukushima power plant than originally estimated.

These include radioactive isotopes of cesium, strontium, uranium, plutonium, cobalt-60 and many others.

The average person in Tokyo is thought to have inhaled 10 “hot particles” per day throughout the month of April 2011.

The inhabitants of Fukushima were estimated to have inhaled 30-40 times more than that—or up to 400 hot particles per day every day that month.


The above information indicates that there will be a substantial increase in radiation poisoning, cancer and subsequent premature deaths in Japan as a direct result of Fukushima.

And yet, government and industry schemers attack these truths as unfounded scare-mongering. With cold indifference, they will deny that Fukushima is a mass-casualty event.

They will continue to publish propaganda, draped in the guise of 'science', that dismisses the hazard of low levels of internal contamination.

Believing their subterfuge to have been successful in past nuclear disasters (Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, etc.), they have already positioned themselves to stage-manage the public's perception of Fukushima.

However, no one has the right to allow any discussion of the grave dangers of radiation from Fukushima, which is of unprecedented urgency and gravity, to be influenced - let alone dominated - by those insane enough to poison the discussion with debating points, half-truths and distortions.


In Seattle, WA in the Northwestern U.S., it is estimated that the average person absorbed five “hot particles” per day during the month of April 2011, or 10 “hot particles” per day if they are athletes who are working out.

These invisible atomic particles become lodged in your lungs, intestines, bone or muscle.

Professor Christopher Busby, scientific secretary of the European Committee on radiation risks, says that fuel rods at Fukushima got blown sky high, that concentrations of uranium and plutonium particles had been detected in air filters in Hawaii and the Marianas Islands by the end of April.

So people knew about this but they were not talking.

Gundersen says, “Well, the radiation initially comes out as a big cloud of gases, and that’s what you can measure with a Geiger counter. But now what we’re finding are these things called ‘hot particles,’ and in the industry it’s interesting because in Seattle it didn’t go down much.

[color=chartreuse]It was about five particles a day, because most of the time, as we talked about in April, the wind was blowing toward the West Coast.


A hot particle is defined as an alpha-emitting particle
that contains sufficient activity to deliver at least
1000 rem/yr to the surrounding lung tissue.



The government recommends that the maximum
permissible lung particle burden for members
of the public be 0.2 hot particles, and the average
lung burden for members of the public be 0.07
hot particles, a factor of 3 less than the maximum.



Let’s say that the official numbers were five “hot particles” per day (10 if one is physically active outdoors) for everyone on the West Coast for the month of April. Now let us be very conservative and say that this has dropped from the initially high post-explosion levels at Fukushima down now to one a day.

At one a day that would still be 30 of these death particles a month.

So perhaps the average person has already absorbed in these three months approximately 200 radioactive particles into their lungs and other tissues.

When you think that if even one of these 200 is plutonium, we have to think in terms of millions of eventual cancer deaths! source

After years of decline, two large American cities, Philadelphia and Seattle have seen a 35% rise in infant mortality rates from the months of March 2011 - July 2011.

Radiation levels that are multiple times above legal limits, as set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have been detected in rain water, milk, fish, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and beef products in the United States.

This has hardly been covered by the MSM.


...massive die-off of sea life...





... leading to possible human extinction ...


Japan Times Column:

As the public

– possibly worldwide

– sickens over time,

'the truth will leak out' about Fukushima


Here is an excerpt Debito Arudou‘s latest piece for the Japan Times:

"Regardless, the awful truth is:

‘We Japanese don’t lie. We just don’t tell the truth.’

This is not sustainable. Post-Fukushima Japan must realize that public acceptance of lying got us into this radioactive mess in the first place.

For radiation has no media cycle. It lingers and poisons the land and food chain.

Statistics may be obfuscated or suppressed as usual, but radiation’s half-life is longer than the typical attention span or sustainable degree of public outrage."



[font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]The truth is out there.[/font]

Japan gov’t finds 165 locations over wide area with cesium-137 exceeding Chernobyl evacuation levels —Data shows radiation could be 'spreading to other areas'


The first comprehensive survey of soil contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showed that 33 locations spread over a wide area have been contaminated with long-lasting radioactive cesium, the government said Tuesday.

The survey of 2,200 locations within a 100-kilometer (62-mile) radius of the crippled plant found that those 33 locations had cesium-137 in excess of 1.48 million becquerels per square meter, [color=limegreen]the level set by the Soviet Union for forced resettlement after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Another 132 locations had a combined amount of cesium 137/134 over 555,000 becquerels per square meter, the level at which the Soviet authorities called for voluntary evacuation and imposed a ban on farming.

[...] the latest data point to the possibility that [color=Chartreuse]cesium could also be washing away and spreading to other areas, potentially contaminating rivers, lower-lying land and the ocean. ...


And now, a word from our U.S. Government:






So far, the FDA said that every piece of seafood that has been imported to the United States is safe.
source


[font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]Right.[/font]


More specifically, an FDA spokesperson told ABC News that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "is screening everything from Japan."


5 April 2011
High Radiation in Japanese Fish Raises Concerns



A chef serves fatty tuna at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo on April 5, 2011. The government set its first radiation safety standards for fish after Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant reported radioactive contamination in nearby seawater measuring at several million times the legal limit. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP Photo)


However, screening does not entail testing all the seafood.


In fact, the FDA inspects less than 2 percent of seafood, according to Winona Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch.

"FDA couldn't possibly with existing staff test all of the food that's being imported," Hauter said. "They inspect less than 2 percent of seafood. Their resources are really stretched."


5 April 2011
ALERT: Fish near Fukushima at 4000% above Codex Alimentarius limit for radioactive Iodine-131
— Yet US says eating it poses NO health risk



U.S. public-health officials sought Tuesday to reassure consumers about the safety of food in the U.S., including seafood, amid news that fish contaminated with unusually high levels of radioactive materials had been caught in waters 50 miles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.


May we bring your attention to the word, "stricken?"

Even though this is only 25 days into the event, the fix is clearly in.


No contaminated fish have turned up in the U.S., or in U.S. waters, according to experts from the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



They expressed confidence that even a single fish sufficiently contaminated to pose a risk to human health would be detected by the U.S. monitoring system.


The FDA, EPA & CDCP "express confidence" that they would detect a single contaminated fish.

Too bad illegals coming through Mexico across our Southern Border aren't "sufficiently contaminated"...

hmmmmmm... wait just a minute...

(checking the market for errant broken arrow parts...)

FOUND IT!


[font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]NukeSpray[/font] - essense of Fukushima in aerosol form...

Signs off and teleports to the U.S. Mexico border...whoda thunk those tunnels go both ways...



They also dismissed concerns that eating fish contaminated at the levels seen so far in Japan would pose such a risk.


But, does one think that these talking heads would actually eat any of this fish?


Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC in Atlanta, said he expected continued detection of low levels of radioactive elements in the water, air and food in the U.S. in coming days, but that readings at those levels do not indicate any level of public health concern.
source




Offshore from the Fukushima plant, the seawater is now testing at levels off the charts...7.5 million times more radioactive than the legal limit.


[color=chartreuse]"I can't go out to fish because of the radiation," one Japanese fisherman told ABC News. [color=chartreuse]"I cannot do anything."

But another fisherman said it was a "bad rumor" that the fish was unsafe to eat.

[color=chartreuse]"The fish are totally fine, I believe," he said.

Because of the elevated levels, the Japanese government also announced on Tuesday that it will, for the first time, enact radiation safety standards for fish.

"We're deeply sorry for discharging the radiated water," said Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano on Monday, "but it was necessary to prevent spreading higher radiated water into the ocean."


[color=cyan]Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; ‘Now the truth is coming out’ — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor


However, if one was a conspiracy theory buff, one might draw some sort of correlation between these stories...


China accounted for 61.5 percent of global aquaculture in 2008, a fact that has profound implications for the rest of the world in terms of food safety.

[color=chartreuse]When we deal with fish from China, we can't be sure the fish is free of a host of risky antibiotics and other chemicals—and in the U.S., at least, the government isn't adequately prepared to check.



China is now the single largest exporter of seafood to the United States, and the country is a particularly important supplier of shrimp and catfish, which have historically been two of the 10 most consumed seafood products in the U.S.

In 2008, Don Kraemer, then deputy director at the Office of Food Safety of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, testified before the U.S. and China Economic and Security Review Commission, with the goal of assessing "the health impact of imported Chinese seafood." As Kraemer put it:

In the course of an increased sampling program of imported Chinese aquacultured seafood which ran from October 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007, FDA continued to find residue of unapproved drugs in fish species including catfish, basa, shrimp, dace and eel.

Because the problems were seen in product from many different companies located in various parts of China, FDA imposed a countrywide Import Alert on all farm-raised catfish, basa, shrimp, dace and eel from China. (IA #16-131)

The Import Alert he mentions gives the U.S. government authority to "detain, without physical examination, all shipments of aquacultured catfish, Basa (Pangasius sp), shrimp, dace, and eel from the People's Republic of China," with the exception of shipments from seafood firms that the FDA examines and approves. As Kraemer added, "Approximately 26 Chinese firms have requested their removal from Import Alert 16-131."


"To date (2008), none have fully met

FDA's expectations for removal."


HOLD THE PRESS! UPDATE ! BREAKING NEWS !

Import Alert # 16-131
Published Date: 04/11/2012
Type: DWPE
Import Alert Name:
"Detention Without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Catfish, Basa, Shrimp, Dace, and Eel from China- Presence of New Animal Drugs and/or Unsafe Food Additives"


Reason for Alert:
There has been extensive commercialization and increased consumption of aquaculture seafood products worldwide. Aquacultured seafood has become the fastest growing sector of the world food economy, accounting for approximately half of all seafood production worldwide.

Approximately 80% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from approximately 62 countries. Over 40% of that seafood comes from aquaculture operations.

As the aquaculture industry continues to grow and compete with wild-caught seafood products, concerns regarding the use of unapproved animal drugs and unsafe chemicals and the misuse of animal drugs in aquaculture operations have increased substantially.

China is the largest producer of aquacultured seafood in the world, accounting for 70% of the total production and 55% of the total value of aquacultured seafood exported around the world. China is currently the third largest exporter of seafood to the U.S. Shrimp and catfish products represent two of the top ten most consumed seafood products in the U.S...


Microchips with your seafood?

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




edit on 5/6/2012 by thorfourwinds because: the truth must be free



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
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commence running around with face palms and hands in the air,,,damn.


BA - I've been running around with "face palms and hands in the air" since the BP Oil spill, Fracking in Potter county PA....and then really wacked out when Fuku started having their daily reactor blowups...

And I just found some screwed up dandelions in my yard...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Madder!! WELCOME!! Honored to have you come aboard!!! Your posts on PF have been fabulous and comprehensible to the common folk.

Hot...diggity...dang...another brilliant nutcase joins the gang!

- Purple Chive



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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OK WW, here is what I would do. Ive thought about this all day and this is the best I can come up with.

First, I would have assessed the depth and seriousness of the problem in March 2011 and not March 2012 as Tepco has done. Sitting in a pool of water 30 feet off the ground lie roughly 200,000 spent fuel rods in roughly 1500 assemblies. This entire load is exposed to the atmosphere with no containment whatsoever and resides in a structure that has been seriously compromised from repeated EQs, numerous tsunami waves and an eruption and subsequent gas explosion that blew the building apart.

Should this load go dry in any way, shape or form, be it from lack of water, a leak from an EQ or toppling over, the end result is the same, a zirc/plutonium/uranium self-perpetuating pyrophoric fire that would emit enough radiation and heat to kill anyone within a long distance and would force the evacuation of the plant. This in turn would begin the domino effect of running the other pools and reactor cores dry. The resulting explosions, fires and radiation release would be beyond any worst case scenario ever dreamed up......yet it could happen very easily. The Orient would become uninhabitable, the norther Pacific and where you and I live, the westcoast of N America would also become uninhabitable. And the rest of the Northern Hemi would suffer greatly.

Because the seriousness of the situation is graver than any the human race has ever faced, I would have focused all energies on keeping the rest of the plant as stable as possible, while doing everything possible to end the R4 crisis.

In a leadership role this would mean bringing together a few hundred of the worlds best engineers and equipment operators, and figured a way to get that pool cleaned out. Every available dry casket in the world would be bought and put to use. All storage of wet spent fuel would be done offsite in new SFPs or existing SFPs in other plants.

If the situation was such that I was forced to come up with my own solution, I would have re-barred and flooded R4 on the west south and east walls of the SFP which are exposed. In other words, used the existing walkways and walls as the form as much as possible, and filled that sucker in until the SFP was TOTALLY secured. I like the idea of using the material you talked about. Something light weight.

Then Id pray that someone who knew how to build and use a crane would come along.

The containers that the assemblies would be loaded into for transport out of the pool would be filled with water Im assuming. But Im neither a structural engineer or equipment operator so I would be depending on the expertise of others as much as possible.

And I certainly wouldnt have wasted all that time putting a structure around R1 first. Later fine but triage was needed at the time.

How'd I do


ON EDIT: On second thought i would have used lightweight framing instead of filling in the area around the pool. What was your idea on the framing of the pool.
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by MadderDoc

Originally posted by zworld
If anyone knows quickly what stairwell this is (ie southwest corner, northwest corner etc), Im really interested to know where and what the steel shaft is. It appears from the stain pattern that the corrosive material, or whatever it is, came from the corner of the shaft.
edit on 5-6-2012 by zworld because: (no reason given)


That Unit 2 stairwell has 2 landings, and goes cw into a corner with a part wall, so I'd think it is the stairwell in the northeast corner of 1st to 2nd floor (or rather, under the northeast corner of the floors above them
Proceeding further upwards of the stairwell, you'll eventually end up at the servicefloor, at the east side of the equipment pool.

Caveat with that photo of a flooded turbine building, it is from Daini, not Daiichi.


Absolutely brilliant MD. Thank you. So glad you posted. Your website and posts at the PF forum have been the most helpful of any resource in trying to understand the mysteries of Fukushima. Welcome aboard.

Daini, got it. that explains the lights.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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**************************************that would work...*************************************

now once again hurry
its Typhon Season



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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once fuel pool 4 is secured,,,
next,,
#3
in order of importance,,

and for God's sake
check everything 3 times,
radiation also effects,,
thinking.
walkie-talkie,,distance's,,back-up, check teams,,team one sounds a little loopy,,,
ok team 2 go,,,
and so on.
its radiation.
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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Thank you very much Purple for digging that La Nina video out. I passed it on to the man in Brazil and it went a long way in cheering him up and reassuring him that he isn't losing his mind.



Thor, when I read your great post on tuna it sparked my memory. I have no idea if these pelican and dolphin deaths in Peru are related to the radiation readings in southern Brazil, but it seems that the scientists involved aren't considering the possibility. To me, "baffled scientists" is a bell ringing.
news.discovery.com...
www.globalanimal.org...

On the great #4 fuel pool ideas, all I can add is that the least of your worries would be the crane operator. Those cats are magicians. A good one can thread a needle at 30 floors. Just give him a bottle of really good rye when the jobs done.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Originally posted by zworld

Originally posted by Purplechive

Status after the heating steam condensate transfer pump flooded the second floor of Unit 3 turbine building basement

photo.tepco.co.jp...


PC, this picture is very troubling to me. First, it's the second floor. Does this mean that the 1st floor is completely submerged. Being the 19th of March 2011, I initially suspected that these TBs were full of seawater. but thats not seawater.

The other concern is the color of the water. It has that unmistakeable tint of uranium or transuranic yellow green. No wonder some of the water was registering in the 2+ Sv/h range.



But there are other things in this picture that dont make sense and Im guessing the date stamp is wrong. They didnt have any electricity going into R3 until March 22nd. Howd they get the lights on in this picture. Hmmmmmm.


Noticed this colouration too. Very distinctive after going over the yellow/green deposits and various uranium derived compounds available worldwide. Doubt it's all just sea water and mud colouration, they'll never tell us the truth either.

Another thing to consider about the worlds first aircooled B'W'R (BAR?), is that there is practically no water in #2, so what else are they going to cool or exchange above the new, bottom of the barrel, 'high' water mark Almost laughable really. They just have to flood the pedestal/basement/torus and minimize airborne coulomb explosion particle emissions that are easily tracked, this plus smoke and mirrors, sheeple and media, nuke 'experts' - then bobs' yer uncle. No offense to bob@home@ATS


Temperature is likely just steam entering the drywell from far below in the depths of hell, courtesy of nuclearindustrius coriumus bedrockus, a species native to Honshu region.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by MadderDoc

Caveat with that photo of a flooded turbine building, it is from Daini, not Daiichi.




Matter - is this the pic you were referring to? Daini vs. Daiichi? How do you know?

So this explains the huge numbers off shore from Daini?

www.tepco.co.jp...

www.tepco.co.jp...

They haven't released English version yet....
photo.tepco.co.jp...

Only Japanese...I used Google translate...
photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive
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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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Thank you very much Purple for digging that La Nina video out. I passed it on to the man in Brazil and it went a long way in cheering him up and reassuring him that he isn't losing his mind.



Glad I could help...that's what this thread is for...keeping us all from going over the edge!!


- Purple Chive



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Ive had to break down the SPEEDI chapter into a couple more chapters, just too much important data. Heres 22.

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May we never forget the words of Dr. Yama#a;

"The effects of radiation do not come to people who are happy and laughing, they come to people who are being weak-spirited."

And the words from Seetell website;

"This is yet another boondoggle from the Japanese elite, a increasingly disconnected, self-serving, and narcissist class whose act is beginning to wear thin with the Japanese people."

That pretty much says it all between the two camps. Which one do you think is telling the truth?








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Chapter 22
SPEEDI it aint


SPEEDI. What a funny name for an warning system. A car wash maybe, but not an emergency alert system. Especially for a warning system that still hasn't released data from an accident that happened over a year ago.

SPEEDI stands for 'System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information'. A system for predicting the spread of radioactive contaminants to aid in the evacuation and protection of the citizenry. It was started after the Three Mile Island accident, when the first 'known to the worldwide public' nuclear accident occurred, and numerous radiation safety laws were put into effect in countries with nuclear power plants.

Since then, thanks to more recent statutes and regulations defining it's use and chain of command, and 11 billion yen spent preparing it for that day when it would be needed to save lives, it has evolved into an extremely robust and capable emergency system.

Unfortunately, like the other emergency system that it communicates with, 'The Emergency Response Support System' (ERSS, which was disabled by Tepco), SPEEDI was killed by MEXT when they refused to dispense it's data to the public. (In a later chapter I will explore the legal issues pertaining to these two failures, including criminal charges for 'wrongful death').

The truth is that SPEEDI is fast as hell, and functioned exactly as designed. The monitoring stations recorded gamma and neutron radiation every ten minutes. The main frame was busy collecting data from all sources to produce fallout maps and forecasts. No problems whatsoever. Just ask the US or Japanese military who fed SPEEDI data into a FLEXPART dispersal program, to tell them where it was safe to be, and where it wasn't.

The problem came when it was time for this information to move outside government and the military and into the public domain to those in need.

It didn't.

Which is unfathomable. How could a government withhold critical data from it's constituents, the people they serve and who paid for this data, when it could potentially save their lives. Nothing in a sane world could explain this.

Sadly we have never lived in a sane world. In a corporate controlled world this kind of thing happens every day. People pay their government to produce data that is then turned over to corporations for their private use without ever giving it to the people who paid for it. And since it would take these same corrupt governmental agents to produce laws to protect people from this type of abuse, laws of this type will never see the light of day.

Genocide By Any Other Name Will Still Produce Death


Genocide is defined as the attempt to eliminate a particular type of people, harming them to such an extent that they risk extirpation. This can be any group defined by ethnicity, religion or social status.

When dealing with corporate genocide, the people being eliminated are most often the middle or lower classes. The middle class are the guinea pigs who buy the toxic products that the upper class produce. The lower class live where the toxic products are made, and the greatest levels of pollution exist.

As one moves up the money ladder they can remove themselves from toxic exposure, buying only the freshest and healthiest foods and living in more natural suburban areas, where the air is clean and the communities are gated to keep the middle and lower classes out. And they can afford preventative surgeries and other expensive medical practices to keep healthy.

Make no mistake about it, the withholding of SPEEDI data was an act of genocide, as the higher levels of the military, government and business communities in Japan (upper class) were given this data, yet no one else was allowed access, subjecting the middle and lower classes to high levels of radiation.

And it wasn't just Japan. Both France and the US were privy to SPEEDI data from the onset of the disaster, warning embassy staff, military personnel and US and French business executives stationed in Japan to relocate to Kansai (French) or observe a 50 mile evac zone (US).

The people responsible for withholding SPEEDI information need to be imprisoned. In fact, throw away the key. There is no excuse for their actions, hiding data that could save lives while giving this data to a select few and pretending that everything is fine for everyone else. Or worse still, putting the blame on the populace as 'only weak people are affected by radiation'. I have a feeling even Orwell would have had trouble with that one.

The bottom line is that they allowed people to be poisoned with radiation when the law clearly states that they must protect people from this type of contamination. It's really that simple. They willfully and knowingly sent evacuees into areas with greater levels of contamination than areas being evacuated.

And then they willfully and knowingly kept citizens in the dark concerning dangerous levels of radiation in relocation zones, and did not evacuate known hotspots till long after the crisis had begun, forcing citizens to be exposed to dangerous levels of contamination when they thought they were safe.

And though not legally binding, they violated every moral code in existence.

Unfortunately we may never know who did what, and who knew what when, unless there is an international tribunal, a Nuremberg type trial of all participants in the crimes committed from all countries involved. The SPEEDI fiasco is only one small part of an overall conspiracy that is nothing short of mind boggling.

The whole world has been lied to, and played for fools. Nuclear power is so unsafe that even a grammar school kid can comprehend the dangers involved, if the truth is given to them. So the PTB of the nuke world, and their masters in the military, have worked overtime at a fevers pitch to mask the truth that Fukushima revealed. And they did it with mirrors, shredders and the delete button.

Now You See It, Now You Don't


Change the numbers. If you can't change the numbers, shred and delete. Somewhere along the line that directive was put forth for all data detailing radioactive contamination. Cut the numbers down or delete the information forever. Then lie your ass off.

This is exactly what those responsible did. And if the allegations made by Haraguchi Kazuhiro, the former Minister for Internal Affairs, are accurate, some of the radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than the numbers finally released to the public. In other words, the readings would have been in the mSv/h range, and not the uSv/h range, which is the difference between a low dose exposure and a high dose exposure.

And it wasn't just Tepco and MEXT. The EPA, CTBTO and other monitors around the globe were playing the same games. A worldwide conspiracy and nothing could stop them. Now you see it. Now you don't.

(One of the more troubling aspects of this fiasco, as detailed later, was the manipulations performed by CTBTO, if for no other reason, because they are the one agency you would hope would be above the corruption).

To understand the full extent of the SPEEDI fiasco one must go deep into the belly of the Japanese government beast. At the heart of the failing sits Naoto Kan, whether he likes it or not. It was due to his mistrust of bureaucracy in general, and especially the power that Tepco welded over that bureaucracy, that initially caused the breakdown in communication. He simply refused to use anything provided to him by Tepco because he felt it was distorted by corporate concerns.

Except for Haruki Madarame, Chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission in charge of SPEEDI, he surrounded himself in the first few days with advisers he thought he could trust, but that weren't knowledgeable enough in nuclear science to provide the expertise required for the situation. It was only after Tepco asked to abandon the plant that he realized the true seriousness of the disaster. And concerning SPEEDI, he didn't even know it existed until March 16th. Good going Madarame.

When asked why he wasn't made aware of it's existence earlier, officials from the Nuclear Safety Commission replied that he had never asked for it. Can you imagine a government agency not releasing data up the chain of command, that details a dire situation in need of immediate action, because no one asked for it.

Then, after SPEEDI was made known to him he still hesitated using it because two of his early advisors, Goshi Hosono, one of the prime minister’s closest advisers in the early days of the crisis before being named nuclear disaster minister, and Madarame, told him it was unreliable and cautioned against it's use. Hosono claimed that it was incomplete and inaccurate data, while Madarame told him it was no better than a weather forecast and couldn't be trusted. Madarame even went so far as to say that no other country uses a system like SPEEDI for guiding evacuations and relocations.

At the same time Madarame was feeding the data to the US and France who were using SPEEDI and FLEXPART to do exactly that, plan evacuations and identify areas to avoid. It was also the key component used to plan evacuations in a nuclear disaster drill the year before at Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture. Just as the system was designed to do.

However, when questioned later as to why Madarame did not use SPEEDI data at the time of the Fukushima disaster, he stated, "I was the only person capable of predicting what would happen to the Fukushima No. 1 plant. I just could not be expected to deal with SPEEDI at the same time. I'd have to be an ultra-superman to do that, and I am not."

The head of nuclear safety was too busy predicting when and how a nuclear plant would meltdown to protect people from this meltdown. An analogy would be the police and fire dept watching a dam crack and get ready to break and not warn the people down river in harm's way because they were too busy predicting when it would actually break.

As I said, mind-boggling.

So at the end of the day, Hosono, whom Kan trusted, and Madarame, whom Kan did not, were acting as worm-tongue’s for the industry, and Kan bought in to both. This was Kan's greatest failing. It wasn't an action with criminal intent, but rather poor judgment in choosing council. Very poor judgment.

This is especially troubling in light of the fact that from the 16th on Kan had one of the best advisors in the world at his side, Toshiso Kosako, a radiation specialist from Tokyo University, as well as Masanori Aritomi and Masaki Saito, both with the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors at Tokyo Institute of Technology. These people were miles above Hosono and Madarame, yet their council was ignored.

Kosako should have been the person in charge of the Nuclear Safety Commission. It was Kosako who made Kan aware of SPEEDI for the first time, on March 16th, the day he was brought into the loop. And it was Kosako who tried to force the issue and use SPEEDI data for establishing evacuation and relocation zones. On the 17th he wanted to use SPEEDI data to project potential exposure levels using a “worst-case scenario based on a practical setting.” And on March 18, he and others literally begged Madarame to re-examine the adequacy of the government’s initial evacuation zones, based on SPEEDI data.

(I should add that the reason they had to beg Madarame was because two days before Edano had issued an order that evaluations of radiation data could only be done by the Nuclear Safety Commission. Fox guarding the hen house, yes?)

Let the record show that SPEEDI maps weren’t released to the public until March 23, and the evacuation zones weren’t adjusted by the government until April 11, exactly one month after the disaster started, and to this day the actual hard data of gamma and neutron detections SPEEDI produced for Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures in the first few months of the disaster has never been released.

Play It Again Sam, From The Beginning


The abuse of SPEEDI began immediately after the EQ struck. Stations in Fukushima Prefecture were showing radiation dispersion within a matter of hours. At 8:39 AM on March 12, 18 hours after the EQ, radioactive tellurium-132 was detected in Namiemachi, Fukushima Prefecture, six kilometers from Dai-ichi.

The detection of Te-132 meant the temperature of fuel was over 1,000 C. It also meant that fission products from the cores, which were beginning to meltdown, had escaped into the environment. Seven hours later, R1 blew.

Attempting to explain the delay in making this initial finding public information, which would have given officials a 7 hour period to prepare the citizenry for evacuation, agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama said later, "We never meant to conceal the information, but it never occurred to us to make it public."

Don't even try to understand that last statement, it'll only make your head hurt, trust me. Anyone working in an emergency alert system for public safety that doesn't know your supposed to give emergency data to the public via local officials is waaaaaaaay too far out there for public consumption.

At the same time, that statement is exactly how local officials in Fukushima Prefecture reacted to SPEEDI data. I know, you're saying that local officials weren't given SPEEDI information, and yes, that's true. They weren't given it because they were already in the loop. One of the improvements done to SPEEDI through the years was to tie it into governmental computer systems at the Prefecture level. As soon as the crisis began, SPEEDI data, from 1600 hours on the 11th, was transmitted to the heads of the environmental divisions of local governments whether Tepco and Madarame wanted it to be or not.

Immediately after R1 blew, SPEEDI data showed high radiation levels in areas to the northwest of the plant, in the same areas that the government eventually designated as "planned evacuation areas" in April. Initially this contamination was blamed on R3 blowing and the wind change the evening of the 14th. However, SPEEDI data showed the the threat of contamination began long before the 14th.

And all of this data was available to the Prefectures, it was just buried by all concerned. And this is where the blame game runs into a stone wall, and why a tribunal is needed.

The government's basic disaster response plan places the responsibility for measuring radiation levels around a nuclear plant in the event of an accident on the prefectural government involved. The education ministry's role is only "supplementary" to the duties of the prefectural government. At least, that's how it's laid out on paper.

But local officials had never been trained to use SPEEDI data and didn't know how to respond. That was supposedly why on the 16th Edano ordered the NSC to be the only agency allowed to analyze and use SPEEDI data.

Since the NSC and Madarame were too busy being Non-Ultra-Man, this meant nobody was in charge, and nobody could use the data. Talk about a Catch-22.

So what did the local officials do with the SPEEDI data. They deleted it. Out of sight, out of mind.

At the end of the day, the buck does indeed stop at Kan's door, but the real blame needs to be placed on those people that directed the flow of information behind the scenes; Madarame, Hosono and Edano, and those local officials who decided to delete all of the data. These are the heads that need to roll.

Next) Chapter 23, Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire, The Story Of Namie
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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

keeping us all from going over the edge!!


Too late. That must have been the thing that I passed right before I started to fall....and fall...and fall.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Tepco has restarted coolant system of reactor 4.
fukushima-diary.com...-5Y.facebook

But before the fixed the system, it sure looks like they steamed up the place.


So stay out of the rain.


Or an insane Dresden nuclear reactor operator will car-jack you.
enformable.com...

Tellurium132 reached Chigasaki in March 2011 [Past Tokyo]
fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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OK WW, here is what I would do. Ive thought about this all day and this is the best I can come up with.

First, I would have assessed the depth and seriousness of the problem in March 2011 and not March 2012 as Tepco has done. Sitting in a pool of water 30 feet off the ground lie roughly 200,000 spent fuel rods in roughly 1500 assemblies. This entire load is exposed to the atmosphere with no containment whatsoever and resides in a structure that has been seriously compromised from repeated EQs, numerous tsunami waves and an eruption and subsequent gas explosion that blew the building apart.

Should this load go dry in any way, shape or form, be it from lack of water, a leak from an EQ or toppling over, the end result is the same, a zirc/plutonium/uranium self-perpetuating pyrophoric fire that would emit enough radiation and heat to kill anyone within a long distance and would force the evacuation of the plant. This in turn would begin the domino effect of running the other pools and reactor cores dry. The resulting explosions, fires and radiation release would be beyond any worst case scenario ever dreamed up......yet it could happen very easily. The Orient would become uninhabitable, the norther Pacific and where you and I live, the westcoast of N America would also become uninhabitable. And the rest of the Northern Hemi would suffer greatly.

Because the seriousness of the situation is graver than any the human race has ever faced, I would have focused all energies on keeping the rest of the plant as stable as possible, while doing everything possible to end the R4 crisis.

In a leadership role this would mean bringing together a few hundred of the worlds best engineers and equipment operators, and figured a way to get that pool cleaned out. Every available dry casket in the world would be bought and put to use. All storage of wet spent fuel would be done offsite in new SFPs or existing SFPs in other plants.

If the situation was such that I was forced to come up with my own solution, I would have re-barred and flooded R4 on the west south and east walls of the SFP which are exposed. In other words, used the existing walkways and walls as the form as much as possible, and filled that sucker in until the SFP was TOTALLY secured. I like the idea of using the material you talked about. Something light weight.

Then Id pray that someone who knew how to build and use a crane would come along.

The containers that the assemblies would be loaded into for transport out of the pool would be filled with water Im assuming. But Im neither a structural engineer or equipment operator so I would be depending on the expertise of others as much as possible.

And I certainly wouldnt have wasted all that time putting a structure around R1 first. Later fine but triage was needed at the time.

How'd I do


ON EDIT: On second thought i would have used lightweight framing instead of filling in the area around the pool. What was your idea on the framing of the pool.
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Thanks for your response Z, but it shows me you haven't really read my posts on this issue, because we agree on several points.

1. The building can't support a crane.
2. The material has to be loaded while shielded at all times.
3. It has to be loaded into something.

If we agree on that, and I think we do, then you must agree that to lift the material out you need to build a support structure for a crane, and that is actually what is going to take the time. A regular crane operation will not work, no matter how talented the operators are, no crane other than a nuke crane would be up to the task (its not the operator, its the crane that is the issue). This is due to 3 factors working together: weight, precision, risk.

The dry cask itself is extremely heavy and complex. They have specialized "dry cask cranes" on self-supporting trolleys that are used just for this process.

The whole point of taking the fuel out is to prevent a fuel fire and/or criticality. If the risk you take moving the fuel is greater than the risk to you take leaving it, then you leave it. At this moment this is the situation.

Rather than move the fuel and have to wait, my kooky idea was to build a giant kevlar inflatable pool around the reactor, flood it, and yes you would loose some to seepage, you'd have to keep it topped off, but if the building toppled inside then you might have criticality from a mass of rods falling together, but it would mitigate the release, and that, ultimately is what we are trying to prevent.

The X-factor to the kiddie pool idea, is (aside from the material and engineering), funny enough, the UC. Can we seal it up enough to fill a kiddie pool on the site? Unknown.

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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Wertwog -

1. The building can't support a crane.
2. The material has to be loaded while shielded at all times.
3. It has to be loaded into something.

It seems like the images from June 5th are Tepco trying to practice this (points 2 & 3)
Point 1 is the new proposed building 'L'-shaped which is supposed to fit over the top (see images from Tepco phot library 16th April thumbnails referenced in my previous post bottom of page 1276) There is supposed to be a crane inside that building which can move the fuel (as far as I can make out!)

Now I agree that this does not keep the fuel under water and I assume some poor bu88er has to go inside and work the crane whilest at the same time getting blasted with radiation. Basically I think Tepco's idea is pi55ing into the wind as it cannot work and is just for publicity and PR value

Maybe they dont want to fill up the UC again as I think they have been trying to drain it to get their weapons out, haven't they? So... perhaps as other have suggested, the building is a visual shield and the fuel pool will not be emptied.

They will show "something" coming out of the building on a truck, but really it is not the fuel at all, but their UC stuff being unloaded and transported away. Then once this is done, they will either say they cannot get more out or else they will cause a problem which means they have to stop.

Either way some one will have to work inside a very radioactive environment enclosed and deadly.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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I came across this early time line in my bookmark collection. The satellite picture says this is 5 minutes before R #3 blew on 3/14. I'm not sure if this was ever up in the early days?


Some interesting quotes.
www.lifeslittlemysteries.com...

From the May 24th 012 fly-by film I also caught a screen cap of one of the new concrete pours. Marked is the east side of the waste treatment. Sorry, no sign of the south side addition or the green concrete silos.


www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 02:16 AM
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Wertwog -

1. The building can't support a crane.
2. The material has to be loaded while shielded at all times.
3. It has to be loaded into something.

It seems like the images from June 5th are Tepco trying to practice this (points 2 & 3)
Point 1 is the new proposed building 'L'-shaped which is supposed to fit over the top (see images from Tepco phot library 16th April thumbnails referenced in my previous post bottom of page 1276) There is supposed to be a crane inside that building which can move the fuel (as far as I can make out!)

Now I agree that this does not keep the fuel under water and I assume some poor bu88er has to go inside and work the crane whilest at the same time getting blasted with radiation. Basically I think Tepco's idea is pi55ing into the wind as it cannot work and is just for publicity and PR value

Maybe they dont want to fill up the UC again as I think they have been trying to drain it to get their weapons out, haven't they? So... perhaps as other have suggested, the building is a visual shield and the fuel pool will not be emptied.

They will show "something" coming out of the building on a truck, but really it is not the fuel at all, but their UC stuff being unloaded and transported away. Then once this is done, they will either say they cannot get more out or else they will cause a problem which means they have to stop.

Either way some one will have to work inside a very radioactive environment enclosed and deadly.



The problem is the radiation exposure is so high once this stuff gets unshielded, you'd be picking up dead bodies every 10 minutes. I don't know many crane operators who are going to volunteer for that. If the fuel catches fire, as it can in the open air, you've got a "get out fast" situation. So it has to be moved shielded. Also, Arnie (below) points out if you drop a canister through the fuel pool floor (by mistake) you are FUBAR'd also.

I agree that no fuel is coming out anytime soon Q.

Arnie has a great explanation here:



Also want to point out, all the pools in 1, 2, 3 & 4 are in danger in another seismic event.
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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More Pics - Water Levels



Thought there was fuzz on my computer screen with this one....must be "Hot":


(Northwest entrance) torus chamber No. 3

photo.tepco.co.jp...


Water level measurement result of the torus chamber Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 and 3


photo.tepco.co.jp...


About the water reservoir was confirmed in the underground storage facility building waste Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2


photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive
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