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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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On March 15th RSOE posted this. So who is Wrong, Japan or France? I lived near three mile island during its problems, and I bet my money that Japan was wrong.



Japan's nuclear crisis is equivalent to number six on the INES scale of nuclear accidents from one to seven, Kyodo news agency quoted the French Nuclear Agency as saying. The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was a seven and Three Mile Island a five.


RSOE
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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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I am not sure if this is referring to reactor #4 and the used rods. It says a separate building in the plant.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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Star on your post!



I think they are pieces of stuff that was in the spent fuel rods pool. Tiles or somthing. In some pictures, the pool looks Green And the shattered pieces were exactly this Green

I am with you on that. The authorities will try to convince us that they use that color scheme inside the reactor building I suppose.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:54 AM
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Ahh, my bad. I was viewing it on the Reuters live update where someone indicated the unit in his own message. On the press release it is listed under Unit 4.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 05:57 AM
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IT might be referring to unit 4. If so that's great and very surprising to me. The wording is just really vague in the update. It could be or it couldn't be referring to reactor #4. Heck it could be a completely isolated holding tank somewhere that they are trying is good to make the update look like its referring to reactor # 4. Wouldn't be surprised with the way they are releasing information about this.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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www.bbc.co.uk...

1051: At least 27 evacuees have died over the last week, presumably due to poor medical support, the NHK broadcaster reports. Japanese authorities are under increasing pressure to keep the nearly 300,000 evacuees in sound health.

1054: The number of flu cases are on the rise in the quake-affected areas, Japan's National Infections Diseases Institute says, according to NHK. It warns that the spread of flu and similar infectious diseases would be a severe burden on hospitals in the area.

Sounds like massive radiation poisoning to me. Notice flu symptoms and radiation poisoning can be very similar.

www.voanews.com...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says first symptoms of radiation sickness, which normally include nausea, vomiting, rashes and diarrhea, can appear within minutes or days of exposure. The CDC says a period of serious illness - including appetite loss, fatigue, fever and gastrointestinal problems may follow and last from hours to months.

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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You know, you're absolutely right. Well isn't that annoying and confusing.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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Update 11:47 The IAEA gives more details about the reason for raising the nuclear alert level to level 5. A spokesman said that the cooling function is lost and the reactor cores are damaged. The radioactive particles therefore continue to spread, the spokesman said.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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Update 11:42 The Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed just a report from the devastated coastal town Minamisanriku, where hundreds of survivors have one week without light or heating in a school camp. Many elderly lack medicines for ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure or suffer from fever, diarrhea and general exhaustion, said a tired-looking nurse in the school.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by premierepastimes
www.bbc.co.uk...

1051: At least 27 evacuees have died over the last week, presumably due to poor medical support, the NHK broadcaster reports. Japanese authorities are under increasing pressure to keep the nearly 300,000 evacuees in sound health.



If only 27 people dies out of 300,000 in a week. That's REALLY good! That's an average of nearly 200years of life per person at that death rate. With just an average life span of 65 years, about 100 people should have passed just from the rule of averages.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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I don't want to give the authorities an excuse, but when people start dropping like flies from radiation sickness, I will expect them to blame it on a cholera outbreak or something like that.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:10 AM
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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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This is an update to RSOE EDIS from 4AM.




Smoke billowed from a building at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant Friday as emergency crews worked to reconnect electricity to cooling systems on the overheating nuclear fuel at the tsunami-ravaged facility.

Friday's smoke came from the complex's Unit 2, and its cause was not known, the nuclear safety agency said. An explosion had hit the building on Tuesday, possibly damaging a crucial cooling chamber that sits below the reactor core.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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There are a lot more side effects to radiation than just death you know.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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If only 27 people dies out of 300,000 in a week. That's REALLY good! That's an average of nearly 200years of life per person at that death rate. With just an average life span of 65 years, about 100 people should have passed just from the rule of averages.

Sounds like a good reason to disbelieve their story, eh?

One would reasonably expect them to fare worse than average, with all the infrastructure down, and....

All that radiation.




posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Well I guess I better get a couple hours sleep. It's 4am here on the west coast and I have some radiation coming in around noon I have to deal with. Shouldn't be too big of a deal, apparently radiation isn't even really bad for you anymore unless you sleep inside the reactor! Good to know

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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It seems everybody missed this... someone should start a thread about it... I'm going to sleep soon...

BBC source

2226: The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, quoting a senior official of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said the US made the offer immediately after the disaster damaged Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. According to the unnamed senior official, US support was based on dismantling the troubled reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) some 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo. However, the government and TEPCO thought the cooling system could be restored by themselves, the report said.


Japan needs that nuclear power plant. Using tragedy to further an agenda is disgusting.

"We'll send help as soon as you agree to permanently shut down your nuclear reactors and that will cripple you economically"... basically.

Real, real, real classy Obama.
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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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Fresh report from JAIF here (PDF) - www.jaif.or.jp...


Immediate threat is damage of the fuels in the fuel pool outside the containment vessel at Unit-1,2,3 and 4. The operation for filling the pool with water has been conductedsince March 17 at Unit-3.Attempting to receive external power supply, TEPCO is laying a power cable between the transmission line and Unit-2.





Status of Fukushima #1 power station as of 10:55, March 18, 2011
“The Chief Cabinet Secretary reported at press briefing in this morning ” Summary of the status of Fukushima #1 power station reported at 10:55 by the chief cabinet secretary is as follows. ・Operation for filling the spent fuel pool with water at Unit-3 was conducted yesterday. It seems that water reached the pool. However, how much is unknown. Same operation will be conducted today. ・Operation for filling the spent fuel pool with water from the ground will be conducted at unit-1 also, if it doesn’t affect the operation for unit-3. ・Operation for installing cables and distribution system to the power plant to provide AC power from the grid is going on. ・Radiation monitors located around the station is detecting radiation. Although radiation is relatively high in some area, it doesn’t reach the harmful level to human in general. Even in the hot spots, radiation doesn’t reach the level at which radiation has an immediate affect on human body. End
(www.jaif.or.jp...)

And a rport from TEPCO -

Press Release (Mar 18,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 2:00 PM Mar 18th)

All 6 units of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station have been shut down.

Unit 1 (Shut down)
- Reactor has been shut down. However, the explosive sound and white smoke
were confirmed after the big quake occurred at 3:36PM Mar 12th. It was
assumed to be hydrogen explosion.
- We have been injecting sea water into the reactor pressure vessel.

Unit 2 (Shut down)
- Reactor has been shut down and the level of reactor coolant had dropped
and the reactor pressure had increased because the Reactor Core Isolation
Cooling System stopped. Measures were taken to lower the pressure within
the Reactor Containment Vessel and to inject sea water into the Reactor
while carefully confirming safety. The level of reactor coolant and the
pressure of the Reactor resumed.
- At approximately 6:00AM on March 15, 2011, an abnormal noise began
emanating from nearby Pressure Suppression Chamber and the pressure
within this chamber decreased.
- We have been injecting sea water into the reactor pressure vessel.

Unit 3 (Shut down)
- Reactor has been shut down. However, the explosive sound and white smoke
were confirmed at 11:01AM Mar 14th. It was assumed to be hydrogen
explosion.
- At 8:30AM on March 16th, fog like steam was confirmed arising from the
reactor building.
- At approximately 6:15AM on March 17th the pressure of the Suppression
Chamber has temporarily increased.
- We have been injecting sea water into the reactor pressure vessel.

Unit 4 (outage due to regular inspection)
- Reactor has been shut down. However, at approximately 6AM on March 15th.
We have confirmed the explosive sound and the sustained damage around the
5th floor rooftop area of the Nuclear Reactor Building.
- On March 15th and 16th, we respectively confirmed the outbreak of fire
at the 4th floor of the northwestern part of the Nuclear Reactor Building.
We immediately reported this matter to the fire department and the related
authorities. TEPCO employees confirmed that each fire had already died
down by itself.
- At this moment, we do not consider any reactor coolant leakage inside the
reactor containment vessel happened.

Unit 5 (outage due to regular inspection)
- Reactor has been shut down and the sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
- At this moment, we do not consider any reactor coolant leakage inside the
reactor containment vessel happened.

Unit 6 (outage due to regular inspection)
- Reactor has been shut down and the sufficient level of reactor coolant to
ensure safety is maintained.
- At this moment, we do not consider any reactor coolant leakage inside the
reactor containment vessel happened.

Cooling of spent fuel pools
- In Unit 3, water discharge by Self-Defense Force's helicopters was
conducted from 9:48 AM in the morning on March 17th. Also water discharge
by the riot police's high-pressure water cannon trucks and Self-Defense
Force's fire engines was conducted from approximately 7PM on March 17th
and finished at 8:09PM.
- In Unit 3, water discharge by Self-Defense Force's fire engines was
conducted from approximately 2 PM
- We are considering further water discharge at Unit 3 and others subject
to the conditions of spent fuel pools.

Casualty
- 2 workers of cooperative firm were injured at the occurrence of the
earthquake, and were transported to the hospital.
- 1 TEPCO employee who was not able to stand by his own holding left chest
with his hand, was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
- 1 subcontract worker at the key earthquake-proof building was unconscious
and transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
- The radiation exposure of 1 TEPCO employee, who was working inside the
reactor building, exceeded 100mSv and he was transported to the hospital.
- 2 TEPCO employees felt bad during their operation in the central control
rooms of Unit 1 and 2 while wearing full masks, and were transferred to
Fukushima Daini Power Station for consultation with a medical advisor.
- 4 workers were injured and transported to the hospital after explosive
sound and white smoke were confirmed around the Unit 1.
- 11 workers were injured and transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power
Station etc. after explosive sound and white smoke were confirmed around
the Unit 3.One of the workers was transported to the FUKUSHIMA Medical
University Hospital at 10:56AM
- Presence of 2 TEPCO employees at the site is not confirmed.

Others
- We measured radioactive materials (iodine etc.) inside of the nuclear
power station area (outdoor) by monitoring car and confirmed that
radioactive materials level is getting higher than ordinary level. As
listed below, we have determined that specific incidents stipulated in
article 15, clause 1 of Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear
Emergency Preparedness (Abnormal increase in radiation dose measured at
site boundary) have occurred.
· Determined at 4:17 PM Mar 12th (Around Monitoring Post 4)
· Determined at 8:56 AM Mar 13th (Around Monitoring Post 4)
· Determined at 2:15 PM Mar 13th (Around Monitoring Post 4)
· Determined at 3:50 AM Mar 14th (Around Monitoring Post 6)
· Determined at 4:15 AM Mar 14th (Around Monitoring Post 2)
· Determined at 9:27 AM Mar 14th (Around Monitoring Post 3)
· Determined at 9:37 PM Mar 14th (Around main entrance)
· Determined at 6:51 AM Mar 15th (Around main entrance)
· Determined at 8:11 AM Mar 15th (Around main entrance)
· Determined at 4:17 PM Mar 15th (Around main entrance)
· Determined at 11:05 PM Mar 15th (Around main entrance)

- The national government has instructed evacuation for those local
residents within 20km radius of the periphery and evacuation to inside
for those residents from 20km to 30km radius of the periphery, because
it's possible that radioactive materials are discharged.
- At approximately 10AM on March 15th, we observed 400mSv/h at the inland
side of the Unit 3 reactor building and 100mSv/h at the inland side of
the Unit 4 reactor building.
- We found no signs of abnormal situation for the casks by visual
observation during the patrol activity. A detailed inspection is under
preparation.
- We will continue to take all measures to ensure the safety and to
continue monitoring the surrounding environment aroud the Power Station.

www.tepco.co.jp...



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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Just to let you know, people are quietly freaking out here on the East Coast of US too.

I went to my local Vitamin Shoppe for kelp pills containing iodine on Monday. They had plenty in stock and I bought a bottle. By Thursday the shelf was completely empty. The employees at the store told me people were bugging out.

They said I could return on Thursday afternoon for more because they were getting another shipment. I came back after work to purchase another bottle of Solgar Kelp Pills and there was only one left! As the cashier was ringing up my bottle of pills at the register, a couple came in and immediately asked for kelp iodine pills to protect against radiation.
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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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The green stuff seen in vids from reactor #3 are the nylon-coated bay doors that lead to the spent fuel bays from the reactor. So it's trashed and also reactor wide open.




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