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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Aircooled
If you scroll down to Fukushima residents #3, it looks like Tepco was moving decimal points. I'm sure there's other nuggets, in here too.... japanfocus.org...


That needs further investigation, all of their monitoring, but especially that. Three orders of magnitude greater. Theres no way that can left be. If people worked together to do that its a conspiracy and there are international laws that should come into play.




Former Minister for Internal Affairs Haraguchi Kazuhiro has alleged that radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than the numbers released to the public. If this is true, it constitutes a “national crime”, in Nishio’s words.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Tidy Robot Failed to Tidy Unit 3



The "Tidy Robot"...

completed the task, braving the high radiation (more than 100 millisieverts/hour in some spots) on July 1. It took the robot 5 hours to collect dust and sand in 3 200-liter containers. Unfortunately, the radiation level in the area only went down by 10 to 20 millisieverts/hour, and TEPCO is considering laying down the steel plates on the floor to see if they block the radiation.


ex-skf.blogspot.com...

So why is the floor still so radioactive? Is the "Boogie Man" trying to come up through the basement ceiling?



- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Folks, the MSM is starting to take notice. This is some excellent reporting on this situation.

Meltdown: What Really Happened at Fukushima?

JAKE ADELSTEIN AND DAVID MCNEILL2:08 PM ET4,061 ViewsComments (6)
It’s been one of the mysteries of Japan’s ongoing nuclear disaster: How much of the damage did the March 11 earthquake inflict on Fukushima Daiichi’s reactors in the 40 minutes before the devastating tsunami arrived? The stakes are high: If the quake alone structurally compromised the plant and the safety of its nuclear fuel, then every other similar reactor in Japan is at risk.

Throughout the months of lies and misinformation, one story has stuck: “The earthquake knocked out the plant’s electric power, halting cooling to its reactors,” as the government spokesman Yukio Edano said at a March 15 press conference in Tokyo. The story, which has been repeated again and again, boils down to this: “after the earthquake, the tsunami – a unique, unforeseeable [the Japanese word is soteigai] event - then washed out the plant’s back-up generators, shutting down all cooling and starting the chain of events that would cause the world’s first triple meltdown to occur.”

But what if recirculation pipes and cooling pipes, burst, snapped, leaked, and broke completely after the earthquake -- long before the tidal wave reached the facilities, long before the electricity went out? This would surprise few people familiar with the 40-year-old Unit 1, the grandfather of the nuclear reactors still operating in Japan.

More at the link....

www.theatlanticwire.com...



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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Circulation Cooling System - It's Working!!



Some good news...improving the manuals must have been the trick!


Tokyo Electric Power Company said the system no longer requires fresh water input, and no contaminated water is being released.


www3.nhk.or.jp...

Maybe there will be some tuna that will not grow three heads!!

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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Been away, but hearing more and more on MSM, but you guys are still way ahead of the curve !!! Good JOB!!
I feel bad for the Japanese people and wish them the best of luck!!



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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Originally posted by rbrtj
I feel bad for the Japanese people and wish them the best of luck!!


Me too. And the people of Haiti. May they all be given the help they need.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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Feel free to view my collection of photos and stuff I have gleaned and pass along to anyone who can help stop the nuclear madness.
Again, thanks for being ahead of the curve!!!

edit on 3-7-2011 by rbrtj because: goofed



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 03:14 AM
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We may never know, but the idea that Japan is manufacturing nuclear weapons in an underground complex at Fukusahima is not unrealistic. For many reasons. In the beginning I discarded the theory because it was too much to add to the initial disaster. Now after researching the issue, I believe a covert operation somewhere in Japan is a likely scenerio, and Fukushima makes an excellent site. Here's why. And please understand, though anti-war and anti-nuclear, I can still empathize with the emotions that would be at work here.

Japan is a small country with intense nationalistic pride, that suffered a massive loss of dignity after WW2. Then, a year later, Japan was told that it couldn't build a nuclear weapon, and cyclotrons and other experimental equipment were destroyed. The only reason they were eventually allowed to build NPPs was in exchange for the U.S. military storing nuclear warheads in Okinawa and near Tokyo.

Around 1960 (till 2009) the Liberal Democratic Party came to power in Japan, a conservative group that has always embraced nuclear power, with a hawk constituency that is outspoken about Japan's right to build a bomb. (A former prime minister, Taro Aso, repeatedly called for a national debate on whether Japan should have a nuclear arsenal).

In 1964 China, a longtime foe of Japan, became a nuclear power, greatly reducing Japan's national security. And though trade agreements with China from the 70's to today have softened relations on one level, there is still a deep seeded mistrust and fear inbred between the two.

During the cold war there was a mind set concerning nuclear weapons, and it was very simple; if you had them your country was safe from attack. If you didn't you were a sitting duck waiting to be annihilated. That is why in early 1966, in response to a draft copy of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Vice Foreign Minister Takeso Shimoda told a news conference that;


"Japan cannot agree to such a big power-centered approach, implying as it does that the nuclear powers would not be required to reduce their capabilities or stockpile, while the non-nuclear powers would be barred in this treaty from having nuclear weapons".

And as Japanese Ambassador Ryukichi Imai has recalled,


"It was a bitter irony for us that American officials were telling us not to produce plutonium at the very time that the U.S. was optimizing its nuclear weapons."


It is also why Japan was one of the last countries to sign the treaty, finally ratifying it in 1976 and only after a) the United States promised not to interfere with Tokyo's pursuit of independent reprocessing capabilities in its civilian nuclear-power program, and b) the IAEA were only allowed to inspect strategic points in the nuclear fuel cycle, limiting their oversight.

Then, in 1987, President Reagan took things a step further and agreed to a revised nuclear accord that gave blanket American approval for Japan's reprocessing of spent fuel for the next 30 years. From this point through the 1990s and into the 21st century, Japan became decidedly more militaristic, investing in military satellites and intelligence apparatus, the beginning of a missile defense system, expanded powers for their self defense forces and greater infrastructure. It is also during this time that many of the buildings south and west of Unit 3 and 4 were built.

Today Japan has one of the world's most aggressive nuclear power programs, maintains an active breeder reactor program and is capable of reprocessing plutonium. With the infrastructure that is already constructed (ie Ashi chemical exchange, Monju fast breeder, Tokai plutonium reprocessing, Rokkasho separation plant etc.) analysts believe that Japan could produce nuclear weapons in a matter of months. According to proliferation assessments made by the U.S. government, no non-nuclear country is as well positioned to "break-out" and develop advanced nuclear weapons than Japan. The only thing lacking is the final stage of enrichment and assemblage.

For this they would need someplace big that was secure, private, capable of stealth transports, and already emitting radiation with dispersion capabilities. And they would need the ability to build an underground complex. Fukushima is built on sedimentary soil. In the following link to PF forums, the geology was explained in detail by a geology professor from a Japanese University. He states that most nuke plants in Japan are built "on granite, and if it is not available, on other hard rock such as metamorphic rocks, but not for soft rocks such as sedimentary rock (or soft sediments) which would be suicidal in terms of nuclear safety........ it has been long known that around the Fukushima Daiichi Plant is sedimentary rock Taga Group; around the plant this rock is called the Tomioka Formation, whch is made of coarse sandstone (or Grit) and tuffaceous siltstone. It's a pity that no geologists (as far as I know) have warned the vulnerability of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in terms of geology" Bad for EQs but great for working.

The will, the means and the location are all present. The possibility should at least be considered when forming theories. For instance, to add to the theories concerning R3's explosion, what if the spent fuel rods that should have been in the CSFP were really in various stages of reprocessing in this complex, and the pools in the CSFP were filled with fakes. What if the fuel in the underground complex (UC for short) was damaged producing a significant hydrogen source. What if the initial blast originated in the upper containment of 3, then ignited below an even greater amount spread out throughout the UC, which then produced an intense release of energy, vectored up the tunnel system and out unit 3's roof. At the sametime this caused blast damage in the MB, as well as the heat sources in the CSFP heat exchangers, which were really being used by the UC. The blast also blew out any doors or barriers between the UC and above ground buildings, allowing for crosstalk between 2,3,4, the MB, CSFP and the UC. What if the blast further damaged the UC's infrastructure, causing an untold amount of radiation and hydrogen to emit from whatever form the fuel was in. What if this is the hydrogen source that invaded unit 4 causing it to blow, and the sound was heard amplified through the tunnel system and out unit 2's basement, while pressure from the blast caused the effects seen in unit 2's suppression surge tanks and damage to valves in unit 2's basement. What if the UC's main area was under the CSFP, with significant releases of radiation from here as well as from the MB, and other buildings now in communication with the UC. And this is why the first 3+ weeks of anti-scattering agent application occurred around these buildings.

ON EDIT: And this is why the TEPCO cam is as far from that end of the plant as it can be. And the flashes and steam/smoke we see at night are sometimes coming from the UC as well as 2,3 and 4, out via the CSFP or other building connected.

If there is a covert operation ongoing at Fukushima, my guess is it's under the CSFP with a tunnel system that connects 2, 3 and 4, the MB and the waste treatment facility to the CSFP. But like I said, we will probably never know. The only thing we know for certain is that this theory wont be considered at the PF forum.

www.usatoday.com...
nuclearweaponarchive.org...
www.idsa-india.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
newamericamedia.org...#
www.physicsforums.com...
varasto.kerrostalo.huone.net...















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posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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And if this theory is correct... Who knows about it? Probably everyone in the industry. The amount of fuel that Japan has had exported from the USA (and processed by UK, Canada, France, etc) over the last decade is amazing and you only have to look at the export licences issued by the NRC to see where it is going to and which reactors are supposedly using it.

Certainly the USA does know about any underground facility as they are the ones who helped Japan remove whatever-it-was on those barges. I cannot imagine the US being in Japan and NOT keeping a close eye on what is going on there.

The other large powers probably do too. China, Russia, and maybe smaller ones UK, Europe etc. Korea? If they know, then they are all keeping very quiet about it.

It is likely that the bunch of scientists who did that report the other day - the ones who all wandered around the pland wearing hastily written TEPCO on the backs of their overalls. They probably know, and there is probably another report (the one which is not published) which we should try and find somewhere.

There should be enough of us here that someone knows someone who knows about this kind of thing. Possibly a journalist could help us by talking to the Japanese engineers. They would know, but would they tell?



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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What will become the new "Normal" in Japan?





So very sad...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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It seems a Tokyo, city politician, who was taking independent radiation readings, has been found dead with a plastic bag over his head. www.niproid.com...



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by qmantoo
And if this theory is correct... Who knows about it?


Probably very few outside the higher levels of the military and the intelligence communities in Japan, US and UK. It would be suspected by everyone else, but even Russia and China would have little detail. Funding would come through black accounts in Japan and/or fake projects supported by IMF etc. It would be one of those things that, if Japan needed outside funding, someone would come to the head of a monetary fund and say with a wink that this money was needed for humanitarian aid and infrastructure improvements in (take your pick of a worthy cause). The lender would assume that some of the funding would be going to another top secret project that they agree with but dont want to know about. Thats how the conspiracy works, with a wink and a nod. If youre a part of the team you do what youre told and you dont ask questions. Its all a part of military training.

This would be one of those things that the heads of the NSA, HS and CIA tell a newly elected president on day one. Or one of those things that causes a scientist to disappear the day after telling a project worker friend that he was beginning to think that nuclear weapons weren't a good idea after all and was rethinking his position at the lab.

I suspect that even those involved in the construction dont know, even though they were probably military and cleared. They've heard the rumors but know that the less they know, the better off their lives will be. Thats how the game is played. And this would be waaaaaaay above top secret if true.

But we dont know one way or the other and, if it is true, theyll make this area the first to be buried before the reactors (just like the process with anti-scattering agent). Unless there is another EQ that splits open the land and reveals the complex to Google Earth, it will join the other mysteries of the Fukushima beast under a billion tons of cement.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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And the most recent readings are even more discouraging. www.tepco.co.jp...
Of the 25 monitoring points, 1 showed significant decrease, 10 showed a slight decrease, 4 remained the same and 10 showed an increase, one of them significant. And the point with significant decrease was next to the point with significant increase. Go figure.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 04:21 AM
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Bloomberg - Tepco Starts Full Operation of Self-Contained Cooling System


Arabnews - more trouble for the nuclear industry as Israel's nuclear workers threaten strike and plant shutdown Interesting little snippit there...

Focus-fen - leaking hose sends temperature to 94 degrees in reactor 5

TEPCO says workers patrolling around the No.5 reactor found a hose leaking water on Sunday morning around the outlet of a temporary pump sending seawater into the reactor's cooling system. The company says the polyvinyl chloride hose has a crack about 30 centimeters long and 7 centimeters wide.

TEPCO stopped sending water at around 10 AM to replace the hose. The reactor's cooling system stopped 15 minutes later, meaning its cooling function was temporarily lost.
The water temperature inside the reactor was 43.1 degrees Celsius at 8 AM. TEPCO expects the temperature to rise 2.5 degrees per hour while the cooling function is halted.

The company says that if the replacement work finishes during the night and the cooling system is restarted, the water temperature will not exceed 100 degrees, the level needed to keep the reactor in a state of cold shutdown.

The No.5 reactor was hit by a pump failure on May 29th, when a delay in recovery briefly sent the water temperature to 94.8 degrees.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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Fukushima: Radioactive cesium-137 found in Tokyo’s tap water


Cesium-137 registered at 0.14 becquerel per kilogram in Shinjuku ward on July 2 and none was discovered yesterday, compared with 0.21 becquerel on April 22, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health.


Cs-137 has a half life of 30 years and accumulates in muscle.

Its nice to know the Japanese authorities are testing in Tokyo, have to wonder about the water in cities closer to the plant.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by qmantoo

TEPCO says workers patrolling around the No.5 reactor found a hose leaking water on Sunday morning around the outlet of a temporary pump sending seawater into the reactor's cooling system. The company says the polyvinyl chloride hose has a crack about 30 centimeters long and 7 centimeters wide.

TEPCO stopped sending water at around 10 AM to replace the hose. The reactor's cooling system stopped 15 minutes later, meaning its cooling function was temporarily lost.
The water temperature inside the reactor was 43.1 degrees Celsius at 8 AM. TEPCO expects the temperature to rise 2.5 degrees per hour while the cooling function is halted.

The company says that if the replacement work finishes during the night and the cooling system is restarted, the water temperature will not exceed 100 degrees, the level needed to keep the reactor in a state of cold shutdown.

The No.5 reactor was hit by a pump failure on May 29th, when a delay in recovery briefly sent the water temperature to 94.8 degrees.



Pic for the leak is here: LEAK

A little Duck tape would sort that out quite easily eh Tepco?!

Other news found on the PF site about the amount of water being injected. They're starting with 7.5 tonnes per hour and getting back only 3.8 tonnes. That's over half being lost either as steam or into the basements etc. LINKY



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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“Unbelievable”: Large city 60 km from meltdowns has 3-4 times radiation levels at which Soviets evacuated everyone — Hotspots up to 500-700 times normal

Daily life in Fukushima: ‘It was like visiting another universe’, RussiaToday, July 3, 2011:

Jan Beranek, part of Greenpeace team investigating Fukushima fallout

* Hotspots up to 500-700 times what is normal.
* This is just unbelievable, at those levels of exposure this is certainly risking the health and lives of people.
* Soviets decided to evacuate everyone that was living in areas where radiation was 3-4 times lower than what is found in Fukushima City.



But all is safe, trust the government, even if they have constantly lied since the beginning.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Its nice to know the Japanese authorities are testing in Tokyo, have to wonder about the water in cities closer to the plant.

Keyword : in Tokyo, at lower levels of the government. But at the top, it's still lying and lying and lying 24/7.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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It is getting harder and harder to find data these days. After broken links and dead urls I finally found an archived site for wind speed and direction at Fukushima from March 11th to today. If you change the dates that are bolded and underlined below (328 & 330), you can find the day youre looking for. The dates you insert are the day before and the day after. In the example below you would get hourly wind and rain data for March 29th.

agora.ex.nii.ac.jp...

It is important to have the hourly readings as wind is very unpredictable in the Fuku area. This is very important for doing simulations. The following from National Institute of Informatics describes the problem with SPEEDI simulations not taking into effect the wind directions at a given time as they only check wind 4 times a day.

translate.google.com...://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/earthquake/201103-eastjapan/weather/data/wind-model-20110311/&sl=ja&tl=en

The importance of this can also be seen in identifying radiation release from the venting of Unit 2. They opened the doors at 12:39 PM on June 11th, and started the fans at 12:42 (TEPCO June 14th plant status report).

Below is wind data for the 11th. When they opened the doors the wind was blowing onshore. By the time they monitored that night by sticking the instrument outside the car at five locations, the wind direction had changed to offshore, and TEPCO refuses to monitor any offshore sites. So basically, since TEPCO avoids monitoring downwind when they do readings, we have no idea whatsoever if #2 emitted dangerous levels of radiation.



Also, TEPCO has 8 fixed monitoring stations, yet they didnt release any data from these monitoring points when they opened #2. It should be noted that these gauges are supposed to be checking radiation 24/7, but are only checked one time a day because TEPCO doesnt have enough workers to send out to check all the time. From a technologically advanced country, this is an insult to the whole world. For example, the Japan Meteorological Agency, which has been praised for their work concerning this disaster, has installed nine rain-gauges around Fukushima equipped with a solar panel and a transmitter. Why cant TEPCO do the same with their radiation monitoring equipment?

We can't let this continue. Our government won't do anything because they are in bed with the nuke industry. So is Japan and most other developed countries. The grid has to go. Its the only way that TPTB will get the message that the people of the world arent going to let them kill us and deform us so they can stay rich.



posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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I don't know if this has been posted before, if it has I'm sorry for doubling up on stuff, but I found the following a bit weird, disturbing even. Its dated as early June so may have been covered already.

I cant figure out how to copy and paste from the pdf so please go and take a look yourself. On the last but one page of this TEPCO PDF it states that 3 contractors reported feeling sick and were taken to hospital, then diagnosed with 'dehydration' and sent for a week in hospital for 'rest'.

It says one guy felt sick at 10am on 4th June and was sent to hospital, then the guy who replaced him on the same equipment in the same place (at the Wild Bird forest, laying power cables) felt sick just 15 minutes later and was also sent to hospital. Both had the same diagnosis of dehydration, as did another the day before working at a different location.

Would someone normally get a week in hospital for dehydration? Why are the heroes that are doing this emergency work dehydrated in the first place? Will we hear anything more of these contractors, or have they become yet another statistic?

I have a feeling we should be looking out for dehydration stories or similar, as usual something just doesn't add up.




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