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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:33 PM
I just checked my Breaking News Twitter list with breaking news tweets from most of the MSM news sources. There has not been one tweet about Fukushima since 16 hours ago...except one small one saying that Japan is no longer pumping radioactive water into the Pacific. That's it!

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by Procharmo

Quite a few comments on youtube for that video describing military trains and vehicles in various parts of the USA.

Have you guys noticed anything?

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by KilrathiLG

It looks like there is now a complete news blackout.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:36 PM
reply to post by Procharmo

I didn't see that video. Is it posted in this thread? do you have the link?

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:45 PM
Figuring out, just who is going to Japan, might help us read between the ever so few, lines being allowed out now.

So far...Pres of France
Pres/CEO of General Electric
Hillary Clinton next in line.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Clinton To Assess Nuke Crisis, Offer Quake Relief During Visit

TOKYO (Nikkei)--U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected offer continued support for quake-relief efforts and assess the situation at a stricken nuclear power plant during her visit to Japan in mid-April.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on Thursday welcomed the visit, which was proposed by the U.S. about a week ago. "We would like to tap whatever capabilities that the U.S. has that can help us," Edano told a press conference.

Clinton's Japan visit will follow one this past Sunday by Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive officer of General Electric Co., which manufactured the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima plant.

During his stay in Japan, Immelt met with Economy and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda and told him of plans to work with Hitachi Ltd. (6501) and U.S. firm Exelon Corp. to help bring the situation under control at the crippled facility.

Clinton is expected to visit Japan later this month.

Prior to this, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Japan late last month and offered his country's nuclear expertise.


posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:45 PM

Was there a problem with one of the reactors before March 11?

This is an image from the web cam from March 7 700h, four days before the quake that shows a suspicious combination of smoke above the reactor 1-4 complex and what seems to be an exhaust fire from one of the exhaust towers.


As a comparison, this is an image from after the quake, March 12th, when there apparently was exhaust venting to one of the towers.

So was there already a problem BEFORE the quake? Just asking.


posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 04:54 PM

Originally posted by windwaker
reply to post by Procharmo

I didn't see that video. Is it posted in this thread? do you have the link?

2 sets of back-to-back quakes for Japan, and other stuff popping off around the globe......

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:05 PM
I've noticed some odd linguistic anomalies in the latest JAIF report:

On the page 2 summary, they state:

"open a vent hole on rooftop for avoiding hydrogen explosion." for units 5 & 6

Under remarks for that page:

It is presumed that radioactive material inside the reactor vessel may leaked outside at Unit 1, 2 and Unit 3, based on radioactive material found outside. NISA announced that the reactor pressure vessel of Unit 2 and 3 may have lost air tightness because of low pressure inside the pressure vessel. NISA told that it is unlikely that these are cracks or holes in the reactor pressure vessels at the same occasion. TEPCO started to inject nitrogen gas into the Unit 1containment vessel to reduce the possibility of hydrogen explosion on Apr. 6th. The same measure will be taken for Unit 2 and 3.

Reactor 4 is listed as not fueled, but on page 3 under remarks is this, bolding added by me:

Unit-1, 2, 3 & 4, which were in full operation when the earthquake occurred, all shutdown automatically. External power supply was available after the quake. While injecting water into the reactor pressure vessel using make-up water system, TEPCO recovered the core cooling function and made the unit into cold shutdown state one by one. No parameter has shown abnormality after the earthquake occurred off an shore of Miyagi prefecture at 23:32, Apr. 7th.

On page 5 there are a number of interesting things, including reports of two spontaneous, self-extiguishing fires in unit 4 on 15th and 16th, negative pressures in what's left of the reactors in 2 & 3.

How do you get negative pressure? Is there a suction going on? Chemical reaction result?

In this assessment report by RST, based upon the most recent data from "INPO, GEH, EPRI, Naval Reactors (with Bettis and KAPL), and DOE/NE are these nuggets:

Unit 1:

"The volume of sea water injected to cool the core has left enough salt to fill the lower plenum to the core plate."

"damaged fuel that may have slumped to the bottom of the core and fuel in the lower region of the core are likely encased in salt and core flow is severely restricted and likely blocked...There is likely no flow inside the core barrel...Vessel temperature readings are likely metal temperature which lag actual conditions."

Units 2 & 3 are reported in similar states, with this addition:

"Fuel pool is heating up but is adequately cooled, and fuel may have been ejected from the pool (based on information from TEPCO of nuetron sources found up to 1 mile from the units, and the very high dose rate material that had to be bulldozed over between Units 3 & 4. It is also possible that the material could have come from Unit 4."

There's a lot more in the assessment, I suggest a thorough reading, especially between the lines.
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posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:11 PM
Driven to search, since there is no breaking news...hmmmm....

Regarding the Injection of Nitrogen to the Reactor Containment Vessel
April 6, 2011

The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) plans to implement
the injection of nitrogen to the Primary Containment Vessel
(hereinafter “PCV”) as an emergency measure pursuant to the Clause 1,
Article 64 of the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Materials,
Nuclear Fuel Materials and Reactors (Act No. 166 of 1957) (hereinafter
“Nuclear Regulation Act”) for the reasons spelt out below:
 As steam accompanying the removal of decay heat in the reactor
core in the Reactor Pressure Vessel (hereinafter “RPV”) of Unit 1 of
Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) currently is being
supplied, which is likely to have created a steam atmosphere in PCV,
the possibility of combustion of the hydrogen generated in RPV is
considered to be small in PCV.
 However, on condition that the integrity of RPV boundary is lost,
there is a concern that continued cooling of the reactor core will
cause condensation of the steam in PCV, and possibly reach the
inflammability limit caused by ensuing rise in the concentration of
hydrogen in PCV, which leaks from RPV.
 Furthermore, in case the steam in PCV condenses as a result of the
cooling of the reactor core, there is the possibility that the pressure
in PCV will turn negative, inducing supply of oxygen from outside,
and the subsequent rise in partial pressure will lead to the
inflammability limit of hydrogen.
 Therefore, nitrogen will be injected to PCV in order to reduce the
possibility of hydrogen combustion in PCV.
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:15 PM
site about conditions in the reactors Fukushima 1,2,3

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:21 PM
If someone who is experienced with these readings can translate, that might be helpful.
These pdf's are set to exclude highlight and copy of text.

I am near certain this information has not been in a news report yet.

We have also informed NISA on the results of seawater sampling survey
which has been implemented since April 2nd at three different points
within 15km area of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

The data of three nuclides (Iodine-131, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137) will be
reported as fixed data. Other nuclides figures are to be reinvestigated by
improved measures under NISA instruction on April 1st


Appendix 1 - 11
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posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:27 PM

April 8, 2011, 5:00 am
The anomalies, incidents, and accidents of our nuclear world
From simple leaks to sudden deaths, Fukushima to Pennsylvania, our world's brief history of nuclear power is rife with mishaps and tragedy.

By Shelley DuBois, reporter
Three Mile Island

FORTUNE -- The nuclear crisis in Japan, the aftermath of an 9.0 magnitude earthquake, including a 7.1 magnitude aftershock yesterday, and a tsunami on March 11, adds to a long list of major nuclear accidents, all of which stem from some combination of human error, insufficient safety procedure, or outdated equipment.

Even now -- 28 days after the tsunami -- Japan's government has disclosed very little information about what has happened at the scene of the accident, the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Workers there, however, are known to be still trying to cool the damaged reactors. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), TEPCO will have to release over 10,000 tons of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:27 PM
Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log
Updates of 8 April 2011

On 7 April, low levels of deposition of both iodine-131 and cesium-137 were detected in 5 and 4 prefectures respectively. The values reported for iodine-131 ranged from 3.8 to 20 becquerel per square metre, for cesium-137 from 9.7 to 25 becquerel per square metre.

Gamma dose rates continue to decrease. For Fukushima, on 7 April a dose rate of 2.3 µSv/h, for the Ibaraki prefecture a gamma dose rate of 0.16 µSv/h was reported. Dose rates reported for the Eastern part of the Fukushima prefecture, for distances of more than 30 km to Fukushima-Daiichi, range from 0.2 to 28 µSv/h.

As part of a new measurement program carried out by MEXT in cooperation with universities, gamma dose rates have also been measured in 26 cities in 13 prefectures for the period 5 to 7 April. In 19 cities, all measurements are below 0.1µSv/h. In a further five cities, some measurements are up to 0.21µSv/h. In the city of Tsukuba in the prefecture of Ibaraki, dose rates are in the range 0.17 to 0.2 0 µSv/h. In Fukushima City, the range is 0.42 to 0.5 µSv/h. typical normal background levels are in the range 0.05 to 0.1 µSv/h.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:30 PM
Lets go ahead and let the U.S. Government shut down.

The EPS says even if they will continue to moniter radiation from Japan.
The Environmental Protection Agency will continue to monitor radiation drifting to the U.S. from a damaged nuclear plant in Japan even if a budget impasse in Congress forces the government to shut down.

The EPA’s contingency plans say that such work is considered crucial to ensuring the safety of human life and deserves government attention even in the event of a shutdown. The EPA started tracking radiation in several U.S. states after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

A week after the earthquake, on March 18, the EPA said it found minuscule traces of a radioactive isotope in California that appeared to come from the Fukushima plant. The EPA has since detected similarly low levels of radiation in other locations.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:37 PM
I don't know if anybody know this, but it's cool and a little scary.

If you use the map from below link, and zoom in on Japan, everything is updated to after the tsunami.
So you can see the devastation from the tsunami everywhere it hit, inc. Fukushima nuclear plant.

Some of those coastal towns are completly gone

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posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:42 PM
reply to post by burntheships

Let the government shut down. Those incompetent fools in DC forgot a LONG time ago who works for whom, but I digress.

To your post......I would agree that monitoring the air and water for radioactivity from japan should be considered "essential".

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:43 PM
Since there seems to be a deliberate blackout, on actual news/reports coming from TEPCO/Japan....thought I'd look for other people who are concerned about the lack of transparency...

Total information blackout on Fukushima Unit 4 reactor raises serious questions about truth of situation

Learn more:

On Thursday, NaturalNews reported that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had announced the cooling pools in Unit 4 had run dry, and that the temperatures were spiking out of control ( As NRC made this announcement, though, Japanese officials and spokesmen from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner of the Fukushima plant, insisted that the pools were not dry and that the situation was stable.

Besides this conflicting and confusing information, there is the other disturbing fact that on-the-ground temperature readings of Unit 4 immediately stopped being taken the day of the NRC announcement. And since that day, there has been no official update on the temperature of the rods at Unit 4, or an actual verified account of the water status in the cooling pools.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:44 PM

Originally posted by Nucleardoom
I've noticed it here in Wisconsin as well. Thought I was the only one who noticed that little byproduct. Guess I'm not as crazy as I thought. Anyone else noticing this even though it is our rainy season here?
I have noticed it here too in Penna. I thought maybe I was just being a bit overreactive. Rain just about all the time for over the last week.

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by Destinyone

It would seem that the toll of making correct and incorrect updates has worn them down. It's easier to make no updates when you can't hide the truth any more. Clinton is on her way as well! Coincidence?

posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:48 PM
Very little info pertaining to Fukushima today, so let's swing it around and see what the U.S. Armed Forces are up to. We find that U.S. Dept of Energy will be responsible for testing airborne particles around Fukushima from 6 to 16 April in a 60km radius.

The Commander Naval Forces Japan is talking up Knowing your Immigration Requirements.

Commander Fleet Activities are Practices Emergency Evacuation for NEO

Yokota Airwing Commander comparing radiation in Yokota to Riverside Calif.

The only thing out of the Tokyo U.S. Embassy was the Ambassador addressing the troops aboard the Ronald Reagan a few days ago before the battle group departed the area, and the availability of Potassium Iodide tablets for distribution to U.S. citizens.

Is there a pattern here???

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