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Originally posted by Purplechive
Radioactive water leak to be prevented for 3 days
Let's all jump for joy!!! Three whole days and gonna be raining too...sure, right...whatever you say TEPCO, especially from this guy...
There is just something about this TEPCO dude I don't like. His eyes...almost like he's jolly about this nightmare. I've personally encountered "evil"...and there is just something about him...
Anyhow around 5:15 AM EST - before it got dark at Fukushima...a lot of steam merrily billowing out all the units. So they can collect some water for a few days...like I believe that...so would you mind collecting up some of this steam while you are at too?
And this "treated" water? Does that mean you can swim in it? Drink it? Put it in your fish tank? Or all you might be able to do is flush your toilet with it?
- Purple Chive
Japan's ever-sneaky Ministry of Education and Science again quietly released 3 sets of simulation maps of WSPEEDI without any press release nor any explanation; this time it was the simulations that they did on March 15. The Reactor 3 that used MOX fuel blew up on March 14 at 11:01AM JST.
Last time, the Ministry put out on May 10 the WSPEEDI simulation done on March 25. That simulation, if disclosed in a timely manner, may have prevented many, many children from developing thyroid cancer in the future.
One set of the maps is about krypton-85 surface concentration. The maps show the band extending well beyond Tokyo and Kanagawa.
That at least proves one thing, that Tokyo and Kanagawa were probably bombarded with radioactive materials on March 15. I remember seeing posts in Japanese message boards that day and afterwards saying people had a metallic taste in their mouth that day, that people started to have nosebleed and fell ill. Both were attacked and dismissed as "malicious rumors".
All the government needed to do was to warm people in Tokyo and Kanto area that day to skip work and school. Shut the doors and windows and stay indoors.
When Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University testified on May 23 in a government committee (Upper House, government oversight committee), the data he said he had been told by his superior not to publish was the data of radiation in Tokyo on March 15.
But why were the government experts interested in krypton-85? What does krypton-85 represent? And iodine-129? (The simulation maps are only about krypton-85; they are still sitting on iodine-129 maps or any other maps of other nuclides.)
Originally posted by zworld
Hi ATSers. Longtime lurker with some questions. Arnie states in above interview that they can entomb reactors 1,2 and 3 and that the SFP in 4 is the real danger. Acknowledging that 4 SFP is definitely a ticking time bomb standing on shaky ground, what about the other SFPs. How can they entomb SFP 3 with it in the condition its in. Or do they intend to remove the fuel from these other SFPs.
When they entombed Chernobyl, it was all on the ground wasnt it. No hanging baskets of spent fuel to deal with.
Russian Nuclear Expert: TEPCO is concealing information about amount of radioactive pollution in environment
In an interview to the Voice of Russia, an expert in nuclear and radiation security Maxim Shingarkin [former major in the Russian military's secretive 12th Department] commented on the situation in Fukushima:
“In fact, this statement came with a big delay. The operating company deliberately concealed this information. The explanation is simple – the company is afraid that any checking by competent experts would reveal its inability to save the situation. Only recently, foreign experts founded a consultative body for the clean-up of the accident’s consequences. Moreover, the company is concealing the information about the amount of pollution of the environment.” enenews.com...
Marine Scientists Begin Cruise Off Fukushima
Three months after the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant began leaking unprecedented amounts of radioactive isotopes, an interdisciplinary group of scientists will begin measuring the radioactivity in the ocean east of Japan on 4 June. Led by Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the cruise will carry 17 researchers from several countries on a 15-day exped
"We need to trace where the radionuclides are going, and how much is making it offshore," says Steven Jayne, a physical oceanographer from WHOI. The research vessel, Kaimikai‑O‑Kanoloa, will monitor radiation levels over 400 square km, crisscrossing the strong Kuroshio Current that runs northward along the east coast of Japan. The radiation spill, Jayne says, also provides a unique way of tracing the Japanese currents. "It's like pouring dye into the ocean," he says. The Kuroshio Current, similar to the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic, is a crucial factor in fish migration patterns and can slow or speed international shipping in the Pacific Ocean.
The WHOI group will monitor water 300 km offshore, an area with large fisheries for tuna and other seafood.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by zworld
Welcome zworld. I like your writing style.
I read on the Physics Forum, but not posting there. I reserve all my posting for here in the monster thread.
I find the Physics Forum to be a good source for "hard data". But, what leaves me dry there, is the lack of thinking "outside" the box. I find this forum, to be well rounded in both data on all things nuclear, and the willingness of participants to be open minded in overall discussions. I have the attitude of take what resonates with me, and leave the rest regarding the Physics Forum.
Looking forward to your input zworld
Welcome zworld! A short time member myself, but their a lot of brilliant, insightful, considerate folks on this forum - and you don't feel quite as alone in this world when your family, friends, associates look as you cross-eyed when you start talking about Fukushima. "Thought that was over"..."Oh that's just hype"...clueless...
Des glad you're back...
Agree with you about Physic Forum...highly intelligent and have their forte...but I end up feel dumb as crap most of the time...and they into such minucia...but glad they exist for many reference points...when I can understand what the heck they are talking about...
Thanks Des for the video to lighten things up...
- Purple Chive