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The temperature of Reactor #2 at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has soared overnight and remained mysteriously high Monday, despite more water being pumped through it.
On January 27th, the reactor's internal temperature was 113º F, Monday the temperature soared to 164º F. Japanese authorities require that the reactor temperature remain below 176º F.
What's most striking about Japan's nuclear exclusion zone, is what you don't see. There are no people, few cars, no sign of life, aside from the occasional livestock wandering empty roads.
Areas once home to 80,000 people are now ghost towns, frozen in time. Homes ravaged from the powerful earthquake that shook this region nearly a year ago, remain virtually untouched. Collapsed roofs still block narrow streets. Cracked roads, make for a bumpy ride.
In seaside communities, large fishing boats line the side of the road, next to piles of debris. Abandoned cars, dot otherwise empty fields. It's a scene reminiscent of tsunami-battered prefectures Miyagi and Iwate, last March – except those communities have cleaned up a significant amount of the debris since, in preparation for rebuilding efforts.
It seems pretty obvious they are witholding some mighty important information.
ABC News is reporting about how the Nuclear Exclusion Zone shows few signs of life...
I don't normally make it a habbit of sharing my visions,waking dreams, or whatever you want to call them. Mostly due to the fact that there are many on this site and other sites like this that just want to discredit me. Call me whack-o, nutter, or whatever.
My vision of Japan since last March has been one of millions of people fleeing and a total desimation of Japan as a nation. Now before all of you "trolls" try and say "real streach of your imagination", wait. These visions are clear to me and you haters are primarily the reason why I don't share.
At this moment, temperature indicates approx. 71.0 °C (as of 11:00 am on February 6). As a result of the sampling for the Gas Control System of the Unit 2 which we conducted on the same day to make sure there is no re-criticality state, we confirmed that the concentration of Xe-135 was below the detectible limit (1.0 x 10-1 Bq/ cm3) at the system's entrance, meaning that it falls below the re-criticality criteria, or 1 Bq/cm3. Continuing to monitor the trend after that, as it was still showing a high value, from 0:19 am to 3:20 am on February 7 we injected boric acid into the reactor as a safety countermeasures against the re-criticality, and at 4:24 pm we changed the amount of the core spray system injection water from 3.7m3/h to 6.7m3/h* (the amount of the continuing feed water system injection is 6.8m3/h). Currently, the temperature is 72.2°C (as of 5 am on February 7). We will monitor the progress continuously.
from a report on the RSOE DIS website today.
"We take this as some evidence that all fish in Vermont are likely to have radioactive cesium and strontium at these levels and that, as we've hypothesized, it is from nuclear weapons fallout and the releases of Chernobyl. All of us are glad to have proof and not just conjecture."
Cesium was found in both edible and inedible portions of the bass, he said, while strontium was found only in inedible portions, which include bones, the head, fins and scales. "There's no danger in eating the fish," said Irwin.