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3) three appears to not only have corium and poolium in the basement/torus (boiling the water happily away) but also a mass of fissionable material appears to be getting ready to go critical in the bottom of the CV, I speculate the pool at three has found it's way into the CV and is the cause of this most recent heat-up . if it continues at this rate I'd say another burst of radiation is due no later than Cinco De Mayo (5-5), the empty RPV 'tube ' continues to act like a thermal chimney with low (1/10th) air pressure and high temperature , so I cannot attribute the releases entirely to steam , certainly we are getting hydrogen, and hcl steam , but I believe we may be getting some more exotic low vapor pressure rapid expansion gas out of that one too , what I haven't figured yet ....
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radiation readings have risen to 100-1,000 times the normal level on the Pacific seabed near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator said Tuesday.
The high levels of radioactive materials were detected in samples collected Friday from the seabed at two points 20-30 meters deep in the first contamination probe of the seabed by Tokyo Electric Power Co., it said.
The seabed samples collected 3 kilometers from Minamisoma and 3 km from Naraha, both in Fukushima Prefecture, contained 98-190 becquerels of radioactive iodine per kilogram and 1,200-1,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium.
Originally posted by rbrtj
reply to post by Moonbeams771
your re posting old stuff and or ripping off other peoples work.
Please bring in new information or at least read the thread before you post.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) failed to check the levels of radiation inside a key operation center at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant before two female workers were exposed to high levels of radiation there.
The two workers have recently been exposed to radiation higher than the legal limit for female workers -- lower than that for men -- of 5 millisieverts over a three-month period. For about two weeks after the March 11 earthquake, the utility did not check the radiation levels inside a special quake-resistant building where the two workers were exposed. About 200 workers use the building on the premises of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant each day as a base to deal with the ongoing crisis.
One of the most famous pieces of art in Tokyo is "Myth of Tomorrow," a mural by Picasso-influenced artist Taro Okamoto, depicting the horrors of the atomic bomb. Over the weekend, someone added a new panel to the mural.
The new addition depicts the towers of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melting down. And whoever did it, they managed to copy the style of the original mural pretty closely. The new panel was on display for a few hours, before the police took it down — it caused no damage to the original mural, just added to it.
FILM: Nuclear Ginza (1995)
Röhl, Nicholas. 1995. Kakusareta Hibaku Rōdō: Nihon no Genpatsu Rōdōsha. 隠された被曝労働 – 日本の原発労働者 物語 [Nuclear Ginza]. YouTube video, 30 min, posted by “aikoku369”, Mar 30, 2011, from www.youtube.com...
Nicholas Röhl, a student of Japan’s master director Imamura Shohei, produced this 30-minute documentary in 1995 for Channel 4. The film exposes how Japan’s nuclear energy industry used disadvantaged people in the 1970s and ’80s to carry out highly dangerous manual labor inside their power stations. The story follows the photojournalist/ anti-nuclear activist Kenji Higuchi as he exposes the exploitation of the “untouchables” who were pulled out of the slums of Tokyo and Osaka in order to work while exposed to radiation, often without their knowledge. Referring to the tacit cooperation and close ties between the Japanese government and the country’s nuclear industry, a man notes in one scene that “democracy has been destroyed where nuclear power stations exist.” The film shows how Japan, having suffered nuclear attacks in the past, remarkably transformed itself within a few decades into one of the most “nuclearized” nations worldwide. This documentary film has special significance in the light of the recent Fukushima nuclear crisis, in which media reports about the exploitation of unskilled laborers in the plant spawned a major controversy.
– Christian Dimmer
Japan’s Fukushima Power Station Now Beyond Anyone’s Ability To Control
| Theodora Filis | May 4, 2011 12:30 pm
In an attempt to preserve some credibility for the nuclear power industry, Japanese authorities tried to use reassuring language in their statements, and were hesitant to compare what was going on at Fukushima to Chernobyl.
Japan is heavily invested in nuclear energy, so it is not surprising that they would want to play down the damage. However, considering the danger this situation poses to the Japanese people, and those in the region, the Japanese government had a duty to be honest about the seriousness of this situation.
Considering a 2005 report, from the National Academies of Science, that any level of radiation, however small, can cause cancer, Japan’s situation is now considered deadly and will be for decades.
The Japanese people have displayed incredible courage, order and decorum in the face of unmitigated disaster. Journalists, volunteers and aid workers from around the world have gone beyond the call of duty to extend help to the hardest hit zones, but this crisis is now beyond anyone’s ability to control.
Originally posted by GhostR1der
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
Art statements kick ass when executed perfectly like that.
Forgive my ignorance of chemistry, it's one thing I never clicked with at school, however I'm wondering why salt in the reactors would not dissolve, with fresh water being sprayed in after a while? Or is it a temperature/pressure issue? Thanks.edit on 4/5/11 by GhostR1der because: commar
By Ashby Jones Wall Street Journal
Here's the problem. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which supplies Japan with more than one-third of its total power, is on the hook for damages stemming from the post-earthquake-and-tsunami nuclear accident.
But the damages, which are still mounting, could reach tens of billions of dollars.
It’s a sum that Tepco simply doesn’t have. At the same time, letting the company go under isn’t an option, given its role as a regional monopoly that provides all of Tokyo with its power.
The argument pits numerous stakeholders against each other, including executives at the utility hoping to reduce the company’s liability, bankers and investors wanting to protect their balance sheets, and politicians worried about reactions from voters who may be hit with higher tax and electricity rates