Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 05:35 AM
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Fried Mouse



Not a CME (coronal mass ejection)....but a mouse. Isn't that a warm and fuzzy feeling!!!

photo.tepco.co.jp...

photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive




posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 10:46 AM
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Study: Fukushima fallout at Canadian embassy in Tokyo was 225,000 Bq/m²
enenews.com...
link.springer.com...

Study: Fukushima radiation plume already north of Hawaii as of June 2012 — Heading toward U.S. West Coast
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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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You can gasp, now. Strontium 90.
Study: Up to 900 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 into ocean from Fukushima plant — “Direct discharges of cooling water”

enenews.com...
www.biogeosciences-discuss.net...

Great comments below.
CNN airs troubling images of ill California sea lions — “Like walking skeletons”
enenews.com... rescued-recently-videos



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Fried Mouse



Not a CME (coronal mass ejection)....but a mouse. Isn't that a warm and fuzzy feeling!!!

photo.tepco.co.jp...

photo.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive


I guess this is what the mouse/rat experienced:



(Jim Hardy, Physicsforum)

- Purple Chive



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 11:35 PM
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My outlook is bleak.
Mostly because so much logic dictates this
should never have been able to happen in the first place,
a comedy of errors that kids are paying for with their lives...

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posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 04:07 AM
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Hello,

Look LASCO.SOHO the NASA Web site and explain to us what is this...?
What is this object with bright and a line upstream and downstream in the lower right of the sun.
Before it had been in the top right also. Which gives the correct answer?
Nibiru come now...? Certainly, other solutions?

Thank for your (good) answer.

See you soon

John



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 04:09 AM
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Xe-135, Half-life 9.2 hours Detected Unit 1 PCV




System A: indicated value 1.84E-03 detection limit 5.06E-04
System B: indicated value 1.54E-03 detection limit 6.12E-04
(as of 11:00 , 3/25 )


www.tepco.co.jp...

en.wikipedia.org...

This is what TEPCO had to say on Nov. 4, 2011 when Xe-135 was found in Unit 2:
www.tepco.co.jp...

www.nsr.go.jp...

- Purple Chive
edit on 25-3-2013 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 05:56 AM
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Off topic but interesting...are these the images you were referring to?

sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...

sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...

sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov...

- Purple Chive



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 04:07 AM
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Soil Around Fuku



www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 09:47 AM
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Tepco’s known about this for 2 years, but has not talked about it.
That flare right here is exactly where the containment should be, and that flare is at 128°C which means it’s not steam. Steam can’t exist over 100°C. […] At atmospheric pressure when you boil steam you’re only going to get to 100°C. That flare is at 128°C which means that it’s not steam.

enenews.com...

Arnie is on from the 50 minute mark to about 75 minutes and really drives home the point about fuk being a US plant. The guy who follows was pretty good as well.
It's a pretty good lecture.

Like the moderator says, too bad the nuke gang wasn't forced to attend.
Gag the NRC/Tepco idiots and make them watch that bohemian dipstick, barf bag, Naoto Kan, babble over and over, for days until they surrender.
{No offense to bohemians}

I just hate the way ENE breaks it into 2 minute chunks of highlights but we all know how short the sheeple's attention spans, are.



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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One of the best points Arnie made in his lecture {50 minute - 75 minute} was about all those radioactive water storage tanks. NO SEISMIC STRENGTH. One good quake and a zillion gallons goes right into the sea.
"We already know that the liquid releases are ten times Chernobyl."
enenews.com...

According to this nothing has been fixed at the CSFP.
"[ Common pool cooling purification system ]
It is supposed to restart the common pool cooling purification system by 8:00 PM on March 20. However, we are working on it to start the system before the planned time. Soon after we restart the system, we will inform you about it."

www.tepco.co.jp...
edit on 26-3-2013 by Aircooled because: Forgot one!



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 06:40 PM
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Here are some links to some interesting articles on the Fukushima disaster and the debris washing up on the west cost of the United States.

SOURCE #1 - Celestila Convergence

March 26, 2013 - UNITED STATES - A dock set adrift by the 2011 tsunami in Japan is now being dismantled and removed from the Washington state beach where it beached.

The dock washed ashore in a remote section of Olympic National Park and was found Dec. 18, 2012, by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search. The area was at first all but impossible to access because of high seas and a swollen stream cutting off the approach, according to the Washington state government.


SOURCE #2 - Yahoo News

Tsunami debris

Two years after the massive tsunami swept ashore in Japan, debris from the event is still trickling ashore on Pacific isles and along the Pacific coast of North America. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed 21 pieces of debris by serial number or other identifying marks, including the dock in Washington.

Other confirmed debris includes small, derelict boats, a 25-foot-long (11 m) steel tank and a soccer ball found by kayakers in Washington State. A second floating dock set adrift by the tsunami washed ashore in Oregon.


SOURCE #3 - Fox 12 Oregon


OCEANSIDE, OR (KPTV) -

The latest object to wash ashore in Oregon that appears to be Japan tsunami debris could have strong cultural significance in its homeland.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said the 16-foot-long object was discovered Friday near Oceanside in Tillamook County.

It is made of heavy wood and has been painted red. Workers believe it could be the top of a torii, the gateway entrance to a sacred site.

The department said the shape closely resembles the top, horizontal part of the free-standing archways found in Japan.

The object was partially covered with marine organisms when it was found.

It is now being stored in a secured state park maintenance yard. The parks and recreation department is now waiting on word from the Consular Office of Japan in Portland on how to proceed.


SOURCE #4 - Statesman Journal

The Statesman Journal has very little to offer except that there are several links to more information after the article, if you can call it that.



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 04:43 AM
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Cobalt-60 Mystery? More TEPCO Lies



fukushima-diary.com...

enenews.com...


Hope Creek nuclear power plant’s cobalt stew: Double, bubble, toil and trouble TUESDAY, 06 APRIL 2010 13:23



Nuclear safety experts warn that a proposal to increase profits at the Hope Creek nuclear power plant by adding cobalt fuel rods to its 100-ton uranium fuel mix could jeopardize the structural integrity of its entire spent fuel pool and should be changed or scrapped.



In addition, the presence of cobalt could complicate the delicate balancing of heat within the reactor core which is essential to ensuring the even burning of the nuclear fuel.


www.newjerseynewsroom.com...

Mystery solved....TEPCO caught in a web of lies again...

- Purple Chive



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 04:53 AM
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Just in case this article suddenly disappears:

www.newjerseynewsroom.com...

Hope Creek nuclear power plant’s cobalt stew: Double, bubble, toil and trouble
TUESDAY, 06 APRIL 2010 13:23

BY ROGER WITHERSPOON

NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Nuclear safety experts warn that a proposal to increase profits at the Hope Creek nuclear power plant by adding cobalt fuel rods to its 100-ton uranium fuel mix could jeopardize the structural integrity of its entire spent fuel pool and should be changed or scrapped.

In addition, the presence of cobalt could complicate the delicate balancing of heat within the reactor core which is essential to ensuring the even burning of the nuclear fuel.

Hope Creek is an artificial island in Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey. The island is three miles long and a mile wide.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is weighing a proposal from PSEG to replace an unspecified number of the 564 standard, bundles of uranium fuel rods with 12-foot-long bundles of Cobalt-59. If all works properly, the fission process would change Cobalt-59 into Cobalt-60, a radioactive element that is sought commercially for use in medical imaging and heavy duty X-ray equipment to check highway and building construction welds.

The problem, however, is that the process of removing the Cobalt-60 from the highly radioactive fuel bundles would take place under water in the 40-foot deep Spent Fuel Pool containing hundreds of tons of highly radioactive waste removed from the reactor after previous refueling outages. It is here that the high energy gamma rays produced by the Cobalt-60 become problematic.

"There are basically three types of radiation," explained David Lochbaum, a former NRC reactor operator instructor and director of nuclear safety for the Union of Concerned Scientists. "Beta is a low energy source which you can stop with a sheet of paper. Alpha rays are a little bigger and you need a little lead or water to block it. But Cobalt-60 gives off a high energy gamma ray that takes a lot more water and shielding.

"Their operating plan takes that into account by stating that the Cobalt-60 bundles cannot get closer than four feet from the wall of the spent fuel pool. The problem is that the transfer machine is on the wall itself and the Cobalt-60 will have to be along the wall to be transferred. I don't know how they could have missed that."

Hope Creek spokesman Joe Delmar declined to comment on specific criticisms of the Cobalt plan. He said, however, that PSEG has reached an agreement with GE-Hitachi to provide Cobalt-60 for processing into use for medical purposes.

"We have this pilot program where they would be the marketers and distributors, and we would be the producers," Delmar said.

Norm Cohen, coordinator of the anti-nuclear, UNPLUG Salem campaign, said "I don't think they should be putting Cobalt in there at all. Salem has consistently had problems with the workers, a safety culture, and human errors.

"Producing highly radioactive and dangerous Cobalt-60 and weakening safety margins at the same time just adds one more potential nuclear threat to South Jersey by PSEG and the NRC."

A failure of the spent fuel pool wall is among the worst case scenarios in nuclear emergency planning. The breach and loss of water would allow the hundreds of tons of irradiated fuel rods to heat up and burn in an exothermic fire and Chernobyl-type meltdown. Such an event would affect a projected population of more than 663,400 residents of southern New Jersey, northern Delaware and Maryland, and eastern Pennsylvania living within 50 miles of the plant.

Hope Creek has a boiling water reactor which normally uses 564 bundles of uranium fuel rods, each group weighing about 700 pounds. At any given time, heat-producing fission occurs in only one third of these fuel bundles while boron control rods keep the other bundles inert. Continuous fission in a single set of fuel rods could overheat and break the thin zirconium covering on the fuel rods, triggering excess fission and heat.

The result, explained Lochbaum, who trained reactor operators for the NRC, is a witches cauldron with superheated, radioactive water on the bottom, water and bubbles in the center, and steam at the top. It is the role of plant operators to maintain an even balance of heat, water, bubbles and steam throughout the huge reactor by performing a sort of nuclear contra dance with the control rods, inserting them completely or partially in different sets of bundles in a geometric pattern.

As the reactor reaches its maximum temperature and electric production, operators delicately raise and lower temperatures at selective, "limiting" fuel bundles. The PSEG proposal says that bundles containing Cobalt-60 cannot be in the critical position where they are used to control the temperature of the entire reactor.

But, says Lochbaum, the Hope Creek plan shows "you have taken the uranium fuel pellets out and put something else in, and there is not a lot of data as to how the reactor core will react. And it is important to know what the operating parameters are before putting the Cobalt in there.

"We agree with the concept. But PSEG hasn't shown how they can safely do it."

Cobalt-60 had been produced primarily at the Chalk River reactor in Canada. "It was an old reactor," said Lochbaum, "and they were building another to replace it. But the new reactor has never been able to operate it because it has design flaws. They spent a lot of money on the new reactor, but were never able to get it past its qualifying tests.

"So eventually they shut Chalk River and stopped on the replacement. So now they have no means of producing Cobalt-60. Hope Creek wants to step into the empty marketplace."

Roger Witherspoon writes Energy Matters at www.RogerWitherspoon.com
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posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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Great find Purple!!!

Some comments from your ENE link.
"SPF#4 burned in the open air…"
"Isn't that enough to eclipse chernobyl alone?"
"Concrete readily absorbs radioactive material, concrete is permeable"
enenews.com...

"Vat You Tink" as grandma use to say?
{She would have pitch-forked everybody at tepco by now}




Could be nothing...... could be real bad.......

The flood light pointed at the TBS cam showed up about 4 days ago.

I just found this little jem in the comments on another ENE link.
Some info on DAINI from July 012 that I've never seen but it doesn't seem to say which reactor? Hmmmmm.

"At the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, it may be safer inside the reactor buildings than it is outside them."
"JRT, which went on a media tour of Daini on Wednesday, found that background radiation levels in the plant compound were around 0.5 to 1.0 microsieverts per hour — some 16 to 33 times higher than prior to the March 2011 accident."
"On the second level, around the containment vessel, radiation levels still hovered around 0.6 microsieverts per hour. But they shot up inside the containment vessel to 6 microsieverts per hour near the pipes and valves where steam from the reactor goes through, and to 160 microsieverts per hour at the bottom part of the vessel, called the pedestal, which is right under the reactor." {Does that mean there is a crack in the bottom of the preasure vessel? It can't be normal?}
And they end with " less than the amount of a chest X-ray." of course!
blogs.wsj.com...



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 11:44 PM
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The fact that no specific reactor is mentioned is clearly obfuscational, and the word "pedastool" is also misdirectional as the daini mark ones are kind of suspended with the control rods inserted from the bottom ( can you say really really bad design....schoolchildren will use it as the definition of engineering failure in future textbooks.). ...
Sooo....It would seem that the information of where the radiation is hottest is a thin veil of the attempt to RETELL the story of " most core melt material being in the bottom of the containment (RPV)", which is complete crap . especially since we know that the conditions for each vessel at fuku underwent radically different circumstances...almost as if a policy of multiple redundancy was in place.

At this point WHOM in any political circle would believe a "re--branding" of information (already proven to be unreliable) two years after the fact could alter the truth of this disaster?

perhaps someone believes fuku is a franchise that can be "re-booted" before the point the general public accepts that it happened or how severe it is and was .

I think this is the U.S. and Japanese NUKER's current and constant philosophy: "screw everyone 'not you' including the earth , deny reality in public, and continue to believe we are captains of industry,: as so immune to the will of reality or the majority ( whichever is stronger) ."



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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Unit 3 Sub Drain Increased Frequency of Rads Found



There use to be large gaps in finding any cesium 137...and now Cs-134 showing up:
www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 11:36 PM
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I am going to post this on both these threads because I think that although we may realise it, it needs to be said in black and white for people to read. Again and again if necessary. This thread is so long that new people either read the start or more often, the end few pages.

If anyone wanted proof that there was a huge conspiracy to reduce the population on this planet, there are already at least two events going on right now in the world which cannot be stopped and have got totally out of control. They must play out to their conclusion. A conclusion which will probably cause the deaths of thousands if not millions.

One is this Fukushima event which is ongoing and which at some point will spill the contents of spent fuel pool #4 and with it will trigger a huge release of radiation into the atmosphere. This release will kill far more people and will cause many more to become ill and die prematurely. Not only that but our oceans and atmoshpere is being contaminated with a lethal poison which cannot be overcome.

Think about that - that is our water and our air and in fact, our food too..

The other event which cannot be stopped is the Bayou Corne sinkhole which is collapsing and will claim the contents of at least 2 salt dome contents when it collapses. There is explosive gas stored there which is going to be released when the collapse occurs. As I understand it, there may be a link to the BP Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico releasing methane stored beneath the sea and there is possibly a weakness in the Earth's crust the sinkhole which may cause other problems there too. Although this event is not as far-reaching as Fukushima, if things go badly, it could cause a major loss of life both in the initial explosion and as a result of the periphery damage caused by chemical factories and manafacturing plants, and power stations being affected.

Am I being too dramatic by saying all this? Is it a true summary of the world events right now?



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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I was writing a comment on this Fukushima disaster for another website and I happened to wonder exactly what is Tepco cooling?

If the cores have left the building, there should be nothing much left to cool, so why all this cooling water and why do they need to decontaminate and store it?

I suppose they could be pouring water onto the heaving mass of red-hot core which is at the bottom of a large hole (x3). If this is so, then I guess they are losing a lot of this water into the surrounding ground through cracks and fissures (=> sea) and the rest they are punping up again to put through their decontamination plant equipment.

Does anyone really know what they are cooling and whether the cores are sitting at the bottom of a deep hole as I have suggested? Maybe there is some core still in the containment vessels or near there and some of it has left the building.

Any clarification or speculation please anyone?



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by qmantoo
I was writing a comment on this Fukushima disaster for another website and I happened to wonder exactly what is Tepco cooling?

If the cores have left the building, there should be nothing much left to cool, so why all this cooling water and why do they need to decontaminate and store it?

I suppose they could be pouring water onto the heaving mass of red-hot core which is at the bottom of a large hole (x3). If this is so, then I guess they are losing a lot of this water into the surrounding ground through cracks and fissures (=> sea) and the rest they are punping up again to put through their decontamination plant equipment.

Does anyone really know what they are cooling and whether the cores are sitting at the bottom of a deep hole as I have suggested? Maybe there is some core still in the containment vessels or near there and some of it has left the building.

Any clarification or speculation please anyone?


They are cooling the spent fuel pools. The spent fuel remains hot and continues to generate heat for quite some time after it is removed. If they don't cool it it will overheat and melt down just as if it were still in the reactor.

Thus the massive amounts of water needed to keep it cool since there is way more of it than there is still in the reactors.

In fact, if they were to completely lose the ability to cool the spent fuel and it were to overheat and catch fire, there is enough of it to make the northern hemisphere uninhabitable for decades, if not centuries.





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