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Originally posted by Aircooled
One for our blast expert to look at. This pic was turned sideways in the link [A few are] so I rotated it, hopefully the right way.
Have a look, maybe you will spot something that has some bearing for 013?
After a while, the media moved on to the next "when it bleeds, it leads" story and Fukushima became a forgotten incident. Not for the Japanese people - not after that day and for decades and generations to come. I have prayed for all the lost souls and the citizens over there who will continue to suffer from radiation poisoning - especially children. But, should we be concerned? Has or will the effects of Fukushima hit the U.S.?
While the American media has pretty much ignored what's been going on for the past 2 1/2 years (you might see a headline here and there), a few dedicated web sites have kept a steady stream of updates. For the most comprehensive coverage, go to Rense.com; scroll down to Japan Nuclear Disaster.
Contrary to the few weak statements by the criminal syndicate out in Washington, DC., one journalist recently penned this:
Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl
"Some scientists say Fukushima is worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident, with which it shares a maximum level-7 rating on the sliding scale of nuclear disasters. One of the most prominent of them is Dr Helen Caldicott, an Australian physician and long time anti-nuclear activist who warns of "horrors to come" in Fukushima.
“Absolutely Every One” – 15 Out of 15 – Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation. That was in 2012. With Fukushima pouring 300 TONS of contaminated water into the ocean EVERY day, what does current testing show for Bluefin tuna and other species of popular fish? The American people have the right to know, even if the news is bad.
Holy Fukushima – Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans (May 2013) (Be sure to look at the graphic image of Radioactive Seawater Impact Map)
"This isn't a conspiracy theory, this is happening and it's happening right now.
If the fuel does fully melt, he said, it would “relocate downward,” where it would hit a pool of water at the base of the reactor building, which is there specifically to cool off the molten fuel in case of such an emergency. When the molten fuel reaches the water, Kazimi said, it would solidify again, where it could later be carved up and removed....
The accident at the Fukushima - Daichii nuclear plant has generated worldwide news and precipitated public concern about the safety of nuclear power in general. ...There have been calls for cancellation of nuclear construction projects and reassessments of plant license extensions. This may lead to a global slow - down of the nuclear enterprise , based on the perception that nuclear energy is not safe enough. However, the lessons to be drawn from the Fukushima accident are different
...the Fukushima - Daichii plant has performed relatively well in some respects and so far there is no evidence of major human errors in handling the crisis. It is noted that the containments at Units 1 - 3 have not massively failed,...
In fact, no loss of life has occurred or is expected as a result of the accident....
...The Fukushima accident has been rated at the maximum level (Level 7) on the IAEA nuclear event scale, indicating an accident with large release of radioactivity accompanied by “ widespread health and environmental effects” , like Chernobyl . H owever, there are very significant differences between Fukushima and Chernobyl . Briefly, the amount of the release (~10% of Chernobyl), the presence of the containment structures, the radionuclides released (mostly iodine and cesium isotopes vs. the entire core inventory) , the physical form of the releases (mostly aqueous vs. volatil e), the favorable currents and winds at the site , and the timing of the release with respect to population evacuation resulted in vastly smaller overall consequences . Having said th is , it is importa nt to analyze the technical lessons that can be learned f rom Fukushima , so that the safety of nuclear plants in the U.S. and worldwide can be further enhanced and the attractiveness of nuclear energy sust ained over the long term . An initial attempt to identify the key lessons from the Fukushima accident is pres ented here
T he initial response of the nuclear industry and the U.S government to the Fukushima accident has been measured and rational (see Appendix B). However, t he risk of over - reacting to an accident, particularly one as dramatic as Fukushima, remains high. The industry is concerned abou t the near - term effect of Fukushima on the process of life extension of current plants and the support for new construction projects . Under the pressure of the public and the media, the g overnment may be compelled to push for sweeping policy and regulator y changes , which may ultimately prove to be un necessarily onerous on existing and future plants . D ecision - making in the immediate aftermath of a major crisis is often overly influenced by emotion . Therefore, t he following question s should be addressed af ter searching for vulnerabilities at existing plants, but before enacting significant changes in nuclear energy regulatio ns and policy . D oes an accident like Fukushima, which is so far beyond design basis, really warrant a major overhaul of current nuclea r safety regulations and practices?
When it comes to safety, it is important to bear in mind that all engineered structures... will fail if subject ed to loads far enough beyond what they were designed for
” Michael Corradini, a professor at the University of Wisconsin and president of the American Nuclear Society, adds that this “is very interesting research that can help find novel ways to improve heat-transfer characteristics for nuclear fuel or safety-related equipment.” ....
. The work was supported by nuclear-reactor vendor Areva NP.
Originally posted by Aircooled
reply to post by Purplechive
Asahi: The harbour is boiling but lets zoom in on the tanks. 2 second mark. "Maybe if we do the flyover on a cloudy day they won't notice"
Tokyo governor: No nuclear threat....A leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not affect Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose said Friday.
And the health consequences a(t) Fukushima to date have been much less severe. The Chernobyl meltdown involved the explosion of an entire reactor that sent out a plume of radiation over a wide area. Many people nearby drank contaminated milk and later developed thyroid cancer. By contrast, Fukushima's radioactive cores remained mostly protected, and much of the radioactive material has been carried out to sea, far from human populations. People in risky areas were evacuated, and contaminated food was kept out of stores. While the long-term health risks are unknown, the World Health Organization said there is very little public health risk outside of the 18-mile evacuation zone.
The fancy little picture at the top of the article isn't showing you the flow of happy fun time thoughts from Japan back in March of 2012, it's showing you the flow of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Yes, that sharp pain you just felt in your chest is the sudden realization that the image shows the radiation reaching almost past Hawaii more than a year ago. "Do the math – If that radiation screamed across the Pacific Ocean that far in one year, just how far do you think it has gotten since then? Look at what World Truth TV is saying and then you decide.
In November 2012, BP and the United States Department of Justice settled federal criminal charges with BP pleading guilty to 11 counts of manslaughter, two misdemeanors, and a felony count of lying to Congress. BP also agreed to four years of government monitoring of its safety practices and ethics, and the Environmental Protection Agency announced that BP would be temporarily banned from new contracts with the US government.
BP and the Department of Justice agreed to a record-setting $4.525 billion in fines and other payments but further legal proceedings not expected to conclude until 2014 are ongoing to determine payouts and fines under the Clean Water Act and the Natural Resources Damage Assessment. As of February 2013, criminal and civil settlements and payments to a trust fund had cost the company $42.2 billion."
When you're charged with and plead guilty to manslaughter, the convicted almost always get jail time unless there's some unusual circumstances. Certainly, the fines for BP are a ton of money, but in the oil business, it's really, well, just the cost of doing business. Money talks. In this case, it also buys your way out of jail. I bring up the Deepwater disaster because the same applies to Fukushima. Here's but a small sample of what we all need to know: