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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive
Whew...wonder what's penetrating? Maybe where the steam was coming up in this June 3, 2011 video?

- Purple Chive


Thats another important piece of the steam puzzle. That steam there in June was either 4Sv or 10 Sv or ?. I cant remember off hand which. After this I think it was MEXT that said they were going to analyze this steam and they never did




posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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The report MD posted has this as an example of explosion (R1) and an EQ. However the EQ they use as a sample is a 4.7 with very little P wave activity and not a good comparison.




posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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For Z - "Max. Acceleration Values Observed in Reactor Buildings of each Unit - seismometer bottom floor of
reactor bld.)

Page 32
www.nisa.meti.go.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Originally posted by Purplechive

Unit 1: Quince & Packbot Gonna Check Out TIP Room



www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive




Penetrating part of the floor 4700 msv/h


Whew...wonder what's penetrating? Maybe where the steam was coming up in this June 3, 2011 video?


Probably the "pipe penetration" that was reported Oct. 17, 2011:
enformable.com...

- Purple Chive


On pg. 25 June 3, 2011 and October 2011 side-by-side pics of Unit 1 "penetration".
www.tepco.co.jp...

Curious as to what the "pipe penetration" area is gonna look like this time.

- Purple Chive

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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theintelhub.com...




Such sudden increase of radioactive materials, as indicated in the above graphs, are a direct result of Fukushima. These regions where increased amount of plutonium and uranium were detected are downwind of Japan.

The closest places are Guam, Hawaii, Alaska and California. If you compare the numbers after March 11 between California (8700 km = 5400 miles from Japan) and Guam (2500 km = 1550 miles from Japan), Guam has detected 78 times higher plutonium 239, 6 times higher uranium 234, 16 times higher uranium 235 and 13 times higher uranium 238 than California.


theintelhub.com...

interesting read and some of the info was quite alarming even for me.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Reliability Evaluation of the Thermometers Used in the Reactor and the Primary Containment Vessel at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1-3 (Submitted in July 2012)



Page 20 shows the screwed up temp reading of Unit 2 PCV:
www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by zworld

Originally posted by Purplechive
Whew...wonder what's penetrating? Maybe where the steam was coming up in this June 3, 2011 video?

- Purple Chive


Thats another important piece of the steam puzzle. That steam there in June was either 4Sv or 10 Sv or ?. I cant remember off hand which. After this I think it was MEXT that said they were going to analyze this steam and they never did


Greetings:

It was 10 Sv.

Remember when Phage said "... impossible ...?" :shk:

Great work, gang ... a little busy with the USGOV distraction/retaliation weather manipulation travesty going down...

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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[align=center][font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]“I have become Death,

the destroyer

of worlds”
[/font][/align]

Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita,
on witnessing the first atomic bomb test, 1945



March 16, 2011 Statement by Dr. Helen Caldicott

My heart goes out to the people of Japan who are of course suffering under the double blow of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, as well as the threat from the Fukushima reactors. They are dealing stoically and with great dignity with conditions that are severely challenging.

The world is now paying – and will pay however severe Fukushima turns out to be – a grave price for the nuclear industry’s hubris and the arrogance and greed that fueled their drive to build more and more reactors.

What’s more, having bamboozled gullible politicians, the media, and much of the public into believing that it is a “clean and green” solution to the problem of global warming, the nuclear industry has operated facilities improperly, with little or no regard for safety regulations, and they have often done this with the connivance of government authorities.

Nuclear power is not the answer to global warming; it is not clean, it is not green; it is not safe; and it is not renewable.


[align=center][font=times new roman][color=fuchsia]It is instead “a destroyer of worlds.”[/font][/align]

It is time the global community repudiated it – however economically painful in the short term that taking such a step would be.

There is no other choice for the sake of future generations.




Dear Reader, as you well know, we have been sounding the alarm for over a year now.

But people refuse to acknowledge the tell-tale signs that something is seriously wrong.




This interesting story from April, 2011.

EPA to raise limits for radiation exposure while Canada turns off fallout detectors

(NaturalNews) The mass radioactive contamination of our planet is now under way thanks to the astonishing actions taking place at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan.

As of last night, TEPCO announced it is releasing 10,000 tons of radioactive water directly into the Pacific Ocean.

That 2.4 million gallons of planetary poison being dumped directly into the ocean.


Quick, fudge the numbers

before anybody notices!



Fukushima, you see, is doing to the Pacific Ocean what BP and the Deepwater Horizon did to the Gulf of Mexico last summer.

Except that in the case of Fukushima, that radiation doesn't just disappear with the help of millions of gallons of toxic chemicals.

Nope, that radiation sticks around for decades.


So what to do? If you're the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA, for those in Rio Linda), there's only one option:


[color=chartreuse]Declare radiation

to be safe!



Yes indeed, friends, we have reached a moment of comedic insanity at the EPA, where those in charge of protecting the environment are hastily rewriting the definition of "radioactive contamination" in order to make sure that whatever fallout reaches the United States falls under the new limits of "safe" radiation.

The EPA maintains a set of so-called "Protective Action Guides" (PAGs).

These PAGs are being quickly revised to radically increase the allowable levels of iodine-131 (a radioactive isotope) to anywhere from 3,000 to 100,000 times the currently allowable levels.



It's just too bad

that the lives of all

citizens on Planet Earth

are at stake.


And all the while the fingers are pointed at Japan, take a look a what's in the Heartland.




US stores spent nuclear fuel rods at 4 times pool capacity | COTO Report


In a recent interview with The Real News Network, Robert Alvarez, a nuclear policy specialist since 1975, reports that spent nuclear fuel in the United States comprises the largest concentration of radioactivity on the planet: 71,000 metric tons.

Worse, since the Yucca Mountain waste repository has been scrapped due to its proximity to active faults (see last image), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed reactor operators to store four times more waste in the spent fuel pools than they’re designed to handle.

[color=chartreuse]Each Fukushima spent fuel pool holds about 100 metric tons, he says, while

each US pool holds from 500-700 metric tons.

A single pool fire would release catastrophic amounts of radioactivity, rendering 17-22,000 square miles of area uninhabitable.

That’s about the size of New Hampshire and Vermont – from one pool fire.


In a March 25th interview, physician and nuclear activist Dr Helen Caldicott explains that “there’s far more radiation in each of the cooling pools than there is in each reactor itself…. Now the very short-lived isotopes have decayed away to nothing.


But the long-lived ones, the very dangerous ones, Cesium, Strontium, Uranium, Plutonium, Americium, Curium, Neptunium, I mean really dangerous ones, the long-lived ones – that’s what the fuel pools hold.”


Nuclear waste, in the form of tiny pellets, are loaded into metal rods, that are then bundled into a “fuel assembly.” The assemblies are stored inside casements that are then submerged in cooling pools that are located at the top of a nuclear reactor, as the following images reveal:











The image at the top of the article shows an entire pool filled with these assemblies. There are millions of these rods around the planet, reports Reuters.

At the end of 2009 there were 218,853 spent fuel rod assemblies in storage in the United States,

according to the Congressional Research Service. The number grows every year.

Assemblies like those used at the Fukushima plant typically contain between 80 to 100 fuel rods, which means that there are now millions of rods being stored around plants.

Of the total, only 49,121 assemblies were in dry casks or otherwise stored remotely, leaving the vast majority to lie in cooling pools like at the Fukushima facility.


Rods can stand about 20 feet high and even a decade after use can emit enough radiation to kill a person standing nearby.


...But the casks, which hold about 10 tons of waste each, sell for about $1 million -- a cost that can be difficult to swallow for utilities...Reuters









As a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, Alvarez was part of a multidisciplinary international team that looked at possible terror attacks on nuclear facilities, focusing on the spent fuel storage pools.

In 2003, they released a report, Reducing the Hazards from Stored Spent Power-Reactor Fuel in the United States, which calls for transferring the spent fuel from the pools into dry-cask storage. (Summary here).

The report recommends that 75% of the spent rods be removed from each of the pools and stored in ultra-thick concrete bunkers capable of withstanding aerial impact.

The project would take about ten years and would “reduce the average inventory of 137Cs (radioactive cesium) in U.S. spent-fuel pools by about a factor of four.”

The NRC attempted to suppress the IPC report, Alvarez says.

“The response by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and nuclear industry was hostile.” But the National Academy of Sciences agreed that a fire in an overloaded fuel pool would be catastrophic. The NRC attempted to block the Academy’s report, as well.

The NRC serves industry, not the public, and by controlling the purse strings, Congress has forced the NRC to “greatly curtail its regulatory programs,” says Alvarez.


Engineer Keith Harmon Snow couldn’t agree more. He recently lambasted the NRC and mainstream media for downplaying the ongoing catastrophe in Japan. He notes that,

“The atomic bomb that exploded at Hiroshima created about 2000 curies of radioactivity. The spent fuel pools at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant (U.S.) are said to hold about 75 million curies.”

And that’s just one US nuclear plant, out of 104, not to ignore the undisclosed number of research sites. Then consider that several nuclear plants sit on geologic faults, as this image by Public Integrity reveals:




Also see this global map of earthquake activity and nuclear power plant locations.

Nuclear waste is a serious, deadly and growing problem that the industry refuses to address, preferring to externalize disposal costs onto the public (even suing the US government to clean up its mess for them, under a 1998 law it no doubt favored).

Unless the radioactive waste is laser-launched toward the sun, we’re stuck with waste that will contaminate the biosphere for thousands of years, for the measly prize of 25-30 years of electricity, as nuclear activist and mathematician Gordon Edwards so eloquently explained.

The risk far outweighs the benefit;

this energy choice

exemplifies the insanity

of the nuclear industry

and its government protectors.






US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet



BOB ALVAREZ: Well, we have the largest inventory of spent fuel in the world. It's about--it's been recently reported to be at this time about 71,000 metric tons. And it really represents the largest concentration of radioactivity on the planet...

Well, I mean, it's not a pretty picture in this country right now, because of the Congress dominated by politicians who want to take a meat ax to programs that protect our public safety, feed our children, reduce the hardship of the poor, and all these things.

I mean, for example, the House passed funding legislation recently that cut off all fundings for the federal program to issue tsunami warnings.

It's a very difficult environment right now. So--but I think that the public should do everything they can, if they have these nuclear power plants anywhere near their backyards, is to call their members of Congress to task about fixing this problem.





[color=chartreuse]“A nuclear reactor is not really producing electricity so much as it is producing two things:

long-lived nuclear waste which lasts for millions of years and plutonium which lasts for many thousands of years.

The electricity is just a little drop in the bucket.

It’s a little flash in the pan.


You get electricity

for maybe 20 or 30 years

if you’re lucky,

then you have plutonium forever.”



Peace Love Light
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Paul Gunter on Thom Hartmann. Always good.


I took a screen cap and marked the rising plumes. I'd say far left is #2 turbine? Then moving right, the chimney at #1, then #2, the the #3/#4 plume rising.



www.youtube.com...

I really hate that "lid" they put on the #4 fuel pool. Not only does it not have any hatches to remove fuel, through, if something went wrong [Like the cooling system frying it's circuits], they couldn't even use water cannons in a pinch, without lifting the lid off. A little hard to do when/if the fuel pool is boiling.

Some problems at Prarrie Island in Minnesota.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:17 AM
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Beautiful Clear Day - Then Fog Rolls In At Noon?





It just might be coming from Unit 2 turbine building AC!! Good supposition!

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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Unit 2 & 3: No Hydrogren Level Being Rpt For System B




※4:Since data was not available due to outage of station power source


Unit 3:

System A:0.23vol% System B:-vol% (as of 11:00 , 7/4 )


Unit 2:

System A:0.10vol% System B:-vol% (as of 11:00 , 7/4 )


- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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Unit 2 Underground Waste Storage Facility




There is no possibility of flowing to the outside area because the groundwater level is higher than the water level in this building.


So the water is flowing in from the outside ground?

Pics of the mess:
www.tepco.co.jp...


On July 2, during the investigation of tanks to check those conditions at Unit 2 Waste Underground Storage Facility Building, the accumulated water was confirmed in the Spent Resin Storage Tank. The dose rate in this building was confirmed as 0.8mSv/h at the upper side of the tank and 20mSv/h or more at the position of 60cm above the water level. It is indeterminable whether this dose rate is affected by the contents of the tank or the accumulated water, therefore the nuclide analysis will be conducted later. There is no possibility of flowing to the outside area because the groundwater level is higher than the water level in this building.


www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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"Big Wigs" Visit



No one is wearing masks.... On Edit - They are visiting Daini...

photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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Fill In the Blanks...



Ooops!

www.tepco.co.jp...
www.tepco.co.jp...
www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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After 3 1/2 Years...Now Going to Resume




Tests to reprocess radioactive waste begin A nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Japan has restarted tests to prepare radioactive waste. On Wednesday, test operations mixing radioactive wastewater with glass to make nuclear waste resumed at a plant in Rokkasho Village, Aomori Prefecture. The plant is a reprocessing facility that takes spent nuclear fuel and extracts plutonium for use in the nuclear process again. A test run by the plant was suspended 3 and half years ago after repeated failures. The trial run had had technical difficulty mixing radioactive wastewater and glass as planned, and this forced it to be postponed. The plant operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel, resumed the test run last month. The reprocessing plant plays a key role in promoting the government's nuclear policy of recycling spent nuclear fuel. But due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster the government is reviewing the nuclear fuel-cycle policy. The review is expected to reach a conclusion this summer. Jul. 4, 2012 - Updated 10:34 UTC (19:34 JST)


www3.nhk.or.jp...

- Purple Chive

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by thorfourwinds

Greetings:

It was 10 Sv.


Thanks TFW. Do you have the Tepco press release.

I have been trying to find the original press release for this video and haven't come up with it.

Does anyone have either a Tepco or MEXT pr or maybe a JAIF article. Im looking for wording that states a sample was taken for analysis. Pretty sure Ive seen it in writing somewhere.

ON EDIT: Actually it was 4 Sv for the steam from June 2011 video, and 10.3 Sv for the water check in the torus room last month. Im assuming that the steam coming up the year before from that area and the recent water rads are all coming from the same source.

Still havent found a quote of them saying anything about analysis yet.
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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

So the water is flowing in from the outside ground?

Pics of the mess:
www.tepco.co.jp...


I don't understand how theyve laid out the graphics in this. It appears the pipe runs from the rad waste to the spent resin tank, and not through the ground so that groundwater would even be a concern.

But yeah, the pics are scary. I wonder if this was the condition of those pipes before 3/11. If there was a real nuclear safety agency, theyd start inspecting the underground piping at Daini and Tohoku's plant as well.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

"Big Wigs" Visit



No one is wearing masks.... On Edit - They are visiting Daini...

photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive


Visit Daiichi - No Media Allowed With "Big Wig"



Uhummmm....


Media were not allowed to accompany him on his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi plant.



Shimokobe to take local heads' request seriously The chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company says he will take seriously the request of some municipality heads in Fukushima Prefecture to decommission all nuclear power plants in the region. TEPCO Chairman Kazuhiko Shimokobe made the remark to reporters on Wednesday after he visited the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini plants for the first time since assuming his post. He went with new President Naomi Hirose. On Tuesday he finished visiting 13 municipalities in the prefecture and meeting the heads of local governments. Shimokobe also said that TEPCO will decide what to do with Fukushima Daini in relation to Japan's future energy policy. At the Fukushima Daini plant he met about 450 employees. Shimokobe noted that after visiting many municipalities he realized how serious and extensive the damage caused by the nuclear disaster is. Shimokobe also said the company must make sincere efforts to help restore the living conditions the residents had before the disaster. Media were not allowed to accompany him on his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Jul. 4, 2012 - Updated 12:18 UTC (21:18 JST)


www3.nhk.or.jp...

- Purple Chive

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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From the Diary.

fukushima-diary.com...


According to the radiation measurement of Fukushima prefecture, they measured higher radiation level than safety limit (100Bq/Kg) from 12 of 14 samples, which include wild boar from 4 cities and asiatic black bear from 3 cities.

The highest reading was 25,000 Bq/Kg from wild boar in Nihonmatsu.


Lets see Noda and Edano dine on that one. Yummmm....they like Fukushima food. Lets get all the cheerleaders they used too. Yum. Fresh boar from Fukushima. Yum. Its good for you. And happy people don't get radiation from boar. So inconvenience all over and everyone go home now. (sorry but I just read latest Tepco PR with another 'inconvenience and anxiety' insult to people of Japan and world).

In Germany, any boar over 600 Bq/Kg C's is disposed of. Many run in the 7,000 Bq/Kg C's range to this day from Chernobyl. They love them shrooms. So do I. Damn.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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So We May Have Gotten The Higgs Partical...



Wunderbar! That gonna help solve Fuku? Can it possibly lead to creating controlled electromagnetic fields to cordon off errant radionuclides?

www3.nhk.or.jp...

www3.nhk.or.jp...

- Purple Chive



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