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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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Japan protests 'sensationalist' reporting of nuclear crisis by foreign media



Japan has been asking foreign media to objectively report on the evolving crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, as reports deemed sensationalist or based on incorrect information have fanned concern and led to import restrictions on Japanese products.

State Foreign Secretary Chiaki Takahashi told a press conference that Tokyo believes some reports by foreign media on the Fukushima crisis were ''excessive'' and has urged the organizations responsible for the stories through Japanese diplomatic missions abroad to correctly and objectively disseminate information.

Ministry officials said some foreign media, including tabloids, emphasized the danger of radioactive materials leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant by focusing on extreme projections, while erroneously reporting that the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. has hired homeless people to tackle the ongoing crisis.


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Ok, I'm speechless on this one.


Guys and gals, let loose...
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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Originally posted by makeitso

Although I don't have the origionally sized one, the original image is located here:

pointscope01.jp...

That is the source of the fukushima webcam's webpage image from that day/time.

You can probably use the date codes on images from Mendel's post to go back in time further.

Nope, those dont have the last few numbers.

But google has some.



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Mendel



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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Seems some have their head screwed on right...
Ex-governor blasts Tepco's cozy ties


Earthquakes and tsunami are unavoidable natural events, but the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was induced by "human errors" stemming from cozy ties between bureaucrats and Tokyo Electric Power Co., former Fukushima Gov. Eisaku Sato told The Japan Times on Wednesday. Sato, who served five terms from 1988 to 2006, said the inappropriate relationship between government bureaus and the utility often resulted in them burying major troubles, including cracks in reactors and safety shortcomings at Tepco's two nuclear plants in the prefecture.



The first hint Sato had of inept supervision at the nuclear plants was in January 1989. Tepco, despite being aware for weeks that one of the reactor coolant pumps at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant was malfunctioning, did not report the trouble to prefectural authorities.



Sato was prompted to take further action in 2002, when a whistle-blower claimed Tepco was hiding malfunctions and cracks in reactors at both Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2.


"It turned out that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency had received the same insider information — but in 2000, two years before we did," Sato said. And yet the nuclear safety watchdog, under the wing of MITI's successor, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, not only overlooked the accusation and failed to inform prefectural authorities, it even gave Tepco a heads up



From 2002 until Sato's resignation as governor, the team received 21 anonymous tips. "It was mostly a cry for help," Sato said. Some whistle-blowers complained about a wrecked turbine that went unreported. Others warned of the lack of safety on-site measures.


MEOW.... cats well and truly out of the bag, giving them all scratches..



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:12 AM
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I have a feeling the final contamination levels will be known by those inside the industry, us and Greenpeace. However the general public will be living eating and fishing as before within a few years.

What brings me to that conclusion is the follwing.

Source BBC archives 1998



UK Sellafield 'slow motion Chernobyl' - Greenpeace


Do you see where this is going!?




Radiation around the Sellafield atomic power plant is higher than Chernobyl, seen of the world's worst nuclear accident, Greenpeace has claimed. British Nuclear Fuels insists the conclusions reached by the environmental pressure group are based on misleading and selective interpretation of data.

But Greenpeace say their research compared soil samples from the Cumbrian and Ukranian plants and proved Sellafield has the higher levels. A 30km exclusion zone has remained in place around Chernobyl since the disaster there in 1986.

[ image: Chernobyl: Scene of the world's worst nuclear accident]

Chernobyl: Scene of the world's worst nuclear accident Greenpeace says this area, where people and agriculture are banned, is safer than the comparable region around Sellafield. Samples were taken from comparable distances around the two nuclear power stations and then examined, it says.

Some contamination levels were comparable, while others were higher in the Sellafield area. Greenpeace says 23 times the level of Americium-241 - a highly radioactive, carcinogenic substance - was found at Sellafield compared to Chernobyl.

Greenpeace campaigner Dr Helen Wallace said: "Sellafield is a slow-motion Chernobyl, an accident played out over the last four decades. "If the government cares about the people it represents it must stop radioactive discharges from Sellafield immediately by ending the dirty, polluting practice of nuclear reprocessing."

But BNFL dismissed the claims as "scaremongering, using some selective information in order to try to mislead the public on Sellafield and its effect on the environment". It said it carried out its own checks on radiation levels in the area surrounding the nuclear power plant.



So as you can see in the case of Sellafield/Windscale cover ups and minimal evacuation zones are par for the course when it comes to developed nations and radiation.

(1957) Windscale's accident was hidden to enable Britain to hang with USA and provide enough material for a very large atom bomb and then a small hydrogen bomb. They just couldn't admit they had a fire at the plant for fear of loosing face.

(1998) After changing it's name to Sellafield and producing MOX for France and Japan they had no large exclusion zone because the the radiation from accidents had not been deemed to have left the containment.

(2012) People live there and act normally (apart from cancer and other issues). There may be more contamination than Chernobyl but who reads Greenpeace literature?

So in short it's going to be bad, for a very long time. But superficially it'll seem OK!



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Awesome!

The ones I've had time to check are still cashed at their origin. pointscope01.jp...




edit on 4/7/11 by makeitso because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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Thank you for finding these photos. Unless mine eyes have melted and run down my face, would those be barrels lashed down under that tarp, on said barge? maybe YELLOW barrels like in the photos Zorgon posted....hmmmmmmm

ETA: Could be more boron being delivered, IIRC, the only shipment of boron, was from S. Korea, 50 tons, a couple of days after things went boom.

Des


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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost
More on the nitrogen injection:



In its operation to prevent a hydrogen explosion at the No. 1 reactor, TEPCO plans to insert nearly 6,000 cubic meters of nitrogen, an inert gas, into the reactor over six days and estimates that about 200 cubic meters were injected between 1:30 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. Thursday.


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6,000 cubic meters of nitrogen sounds like a lot.


Not really..not if it's spewing out a multitude of cracks, that according to TEPCO, have been plugged...

Des
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Now every time I read something like the link you gave us it makes me want to post something sensational.

Source


In principle, using AECB's regulatory limits, how many ''civilians'' can be overdosed by 100 grams of plutonium?

0.1 micrograms can overdose one civilian multiply by one million
0.1 grams can overdose one million civilians multiply by ten
1 gram can overdose ten million civilians multiply by one hundred
100 grams can overdose one billion civilians
600 grams can overdose six billion civilians



Ok, let's apply that maths to our situation in Fukishima.



If there is a serious accident involving 120 grams of plutonium (in the form of MOX), how many civilian overdoses could, in principle, result?

if NONE of the plute is safely contained there is a potential for one billion two hundred million civilian overdoses

if 90 percent of it is safely contained there is a potential for one hundred and twenty million civilian overdoses

if 99.9 percent of it is safely contained there is a potential for one hundred and twenty thousand civilian overdoses

if 99.999 percent of it is safely contained there is a potential for one thousand two hundred civilian overdoses


As a percentage of the tons of MOX and spent Uranium fuel currently burning "free to atmosphere"at Fukishima I wonder what the civilian overdoses could stack up to?



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by makeitso
reply to post by mendel101
 


Awesome!

The ones I've had time to check are still cashed at their origin. pointscope01.jp...


edit on 4/7/11 by makeitso because: (no reason given)


Thanks!

Here is the complete anatomy of the disaster in original resolution, but cropped to keep within the 10MB limit.



Mendel



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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They also found Plutonium-238, which is NOT formed by the uranium-only reactors, but is an element in the MOX fuel.



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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It astounds me that the so called experts, never considered garbage in garbage out, they sit in front of their computers every day, and a computer operates on this exact principle. If you put a million liters in, its got to come out, it guts me that it is, in humanities back yard.

Has anyone started a list for all the offenders names and associated positions. The world should know, who these criminals are.
edit on 7-4-2011 by marsend because: typo



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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We need a sub forum of this godzilla monster thread, to place documents and photos for reference purposes. Sorted by dates, starting with March 11th. The way so many pertinent docs are being altered, and just going bye bye, it would really be a time saving tool, and "safe storage" forum for these soon to be rare items. We collectively, have put together some extremely valuable information, and observations here.

So, who do I go to, on ATS, to see if this can be done. I personally feel, this godzilla monster thread, deserves a storage thread. I think we'll be at this for a long time.

Des
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Awesome!

Can you put together one of those of just the night time shots from earthquake to today, so we can see when the glow at the reactors started, and how it progressed?

Can you slow the slideshow down some?
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost
Japan protests 'sensationalist' reporting of nuclear crisis by foreign media



Japan has been asking foreign media to objectively report on the evolving crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, as reports deemed sensationalist or based on incorrect information have fanned concern and led to import restrictions on Japanese products.

State Foreign Secretary Chiaki Takahashi told a press conference that Tokyo believes some reports by foreign media on the Fukushima crisis were ''excessive'' and has urged the organizations responsible for the stories through Japanese diplomatic missions abroad to correctly and objectively disseminate information.

Ministry officials said some foreign media, including tabloids, emphasized the danger of radioactive materials leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant by focusing on extreme projections, while erroneously reporting that the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. has hired homeless people to tackle the ongoing crisis.


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Ok, I'm speechless on this one.


Guys and gals, let loose...
edit on 7-4-2011 by MedievalGhost because: (no reason given)


So, they make a big ole pile of glowing poop, stomp and walk through it, and want the media to tell everyone...no problem...it smells like roses. right....

Des
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posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by makeitso
reply to post by mendel101
 


Awesome!

The ones I've had time to check are still cashed at their origin. pointscope01.jp...




edit on 4/7/11 by makeitso because: (no reason given)


I get a code 403 access forbidden on this link, is there missing data in the hyperlink?



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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Got it. the link is missing the xxxx.jpg at the end...



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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If you're on a Mac just save the gif file and open it in Preview. On PC or Mac download ImageJ (free!) and file -> import -> animated gif. It opens as an image stack.

The evolution of the night spot I posted a while back, it's on page pg556. **edit warning: the night spot has been discussed ad nauseam**

Cheers, Mendel



edit on 7-4-2011 by mendel101 because: warning



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Morning Proch, TY for the post. Interesting observations. I think with the crisis we have happening now, the ramifications will be far worse on the global economic level, than anything previous. I personally feel, Japan has lost it's place as a viable world leader, or is tottering on the razor's edge. The power deck is being shuffled as we post.

Des



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Ruh roh

Nitrogen injection ups pressure in reactor



The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says pressure inside the containment vessel of the Number 1 reactor is rising following an injection of nitrogen gas.

Tokyo Electric Power Company started the injection early on Thursday to prevent a possible hydrogen explosion at the reactor.

Fuel rods inside the reactor are nearly half exposed after a loss of cooling water, creating a dangerous buildup of oxygen and hydrogen and fears of another explosion.

The company says that after injecting 413 cubic meters of nitrogen gas until 5 PM on Thursday, the pressure reading inside the vessel was 1.76, up 0.2 from before the injection started.


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I thought the goal of injection was to lower pressure, not increase it.

I hope it doesn't blow.



posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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Yea, I just wanna see the night shots to see about the glow of the reactor from day 1, without any daytime images.

I don't care about the night spot. Its not at the reactor.

I mean the glow at the reactor that I posted about. Its barely visible, but its there for at least the last few days.



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