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Originally posted by curioustype
Originally posted by matadoor
reply to post by curioustype
The steam powered backup systems in 5 & 6 didn't fail like the others did. They remained operational.
OK - but wasn't your data on this sourced prior to the information posted by Silverlock on p.871 re: radiation levels/isotopes now reported at the 5/6 locality/drainage? I'd be interested in whether our confidence should remain in tact about initial reports on the 'stability' of Rs 5 & 6 in light of the 'emerging' news, given how this 'release' of fresh info from the authorities would now appear to be finding a PR tragectory akin to that of Rs 1-4...?edit on 16-5-2011 by curioustype because: typo
www.abovetopsecret.com...edit on 16-5-2011 by curioustype because: Added link to Silverlock's post
Originally posted by imlite
NEW video of Fukushima disaster reactors and site
Video taken on 6 May 2011 released 17 May 2011
SOURCEedit on 17/5/11 by imlite because: (no reason given)
LONDON (Dow Jones)--The U.K.'s chief nuclear inspector, Mike Weightman, will publish Wednesday his interim report on the implications for the U.K. nuclear industry from the crisis at Japan's Fukushima atomic complex, the U.K.'s Office of Nuclear Regulation said Tuesday.
Originally posted by whatisanameanyway
Japan admits getting nuke updates via media
The Japanese government has revealed it had to learn key developments about the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant through media reports. The news highlights tensions between the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, and the Japanese government.
The Japanese government seemed to be behind the curve throughout all of this. And about the only thing that could make that more scary is because TEPCO wasn't keeping them informed.
Although this probably shouldn't come as a surprise to me, I have to admit that it does.
There are only a handful of Japanese nuclear engineers working and teaching in the US. What Professor Tokuhiro was able to add also included a strong dose of a deep understanding of the Japanese culture. "There is a cultural element in this. The Japanese do not want to be embarrassed". He added that TEPCO is a large entity which only has to answer to the Prime Minister. He added that it is a bit of the, "...Only small people pay taxes mentality". The mass media in Japan is only given the information TEPCO and the government want to give them. Labor practices in Japan, he says, are quite brutal and when you get to the bottom of the labor force, those at the top of society do not really care about them".
"They need to tell people it will take at least 10, maybe 20 years, at least 10 if not 20, or even 30 Billion dollars and at least 10,000 people working on this, " he repeated, "This is the most important thing they must tell people. They must be honest with the evacuees".
Virtually any nuclear engineer connected with the industry he or she supports cannot be fully trusted right now to give us the full truth about Fukushima because the truth is simply too damaging to the nuclear industry and they know it. .
M 4.4, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 20:54:19 UTC
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 06:54:19 AM at epicenter
Depth: 15.40 km (9.57 mi)
Posted on 17 May 2011 | 8:54 pm
M 4.7, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 22:16:10 UTC
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 08:16:10 AM at epicenter
Depth: 40.30 km (25.04 mi)
Posted on 17 May 2011 | 10:16 pm
We are currently putting samples of fish, shellfish, seawater and sediment, through detailed analysis at professional labs in France and Belgium, and while we expect to announce results next week, the government has not yet started setting up a marine life monitoring programme. Again the people of Japan are being forced to wait for the government to do what it should have been doing all along.
The danger is for water to heat up to boiling and dissipate, leaving fuel rods exposed to the air so they start throwing off radioactivity and could eventually melt. That’s what happened in Japan, where a blackout after an earthquake and tsunami stopped cooling water from moving through reactor cores and pools where used fuel sits.
Radioactive releases began that contaminated air, water and land. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials, who are still investigating what happened and determining what to do, say that fuel rods melted in at least one reactor.
The Japanese reactors are of the same General Electric design as at Browns Ferry, but TVA officials say more backup systems have been added to its plant.
Originally posted by Frenchi
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Silverlok
I think that since ATS has done much work on the subject someone here should get to name that poolium falls thing(visible in the upper left hand corner at about 1:21...any suggestions?
I was thinking about that .... "Fuzium" a few days ago. Here are some "blow-up" (forgive the pun) of the pics on different days. Check out the last one from TEPCO. The "fuzium" is a goldish color.
Source ... cryptome