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It is only fitting that on the day the Stalingrad & Poorski 500 rises to a new record high, that that other centrally-planned catastrophe, the exploded Fukushima nuclear power plant, in the aftermath of Japan's Radioactivetyphoonado reports a completely different record: namely the level of beta radiation levels at Fukushima. Bloomberg notes that the nationalized utility Tepco, which has taken denial to a different superstring dimension altogether, has detected beta radiation levels of 400,000 becquerels per liter in a water sample taken yesterday from a monitoring well near storage tank area H4 at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. This was the highest reading on record. This number compares to Beta radiation levels of 61 Bq/L in the sample taken Oct. 16 and 90 Bq/L in the Oct. 15 sample.
Japan Times has more:
The highest level yet of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, including strontium, has been detected at one point in a drainage ditch at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant where measurements are regularly taken, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday.
According to Tepco, a water sample taken Wednesday at a point in the ditch some 300 meters from the ocean was found to contain 1,400 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, the highest level ever detected at that location.
Tepco said water that passed through the ditch may have entered the sea.
A water sample taken Tuesday at the same point contained 19 becquerels of such radioactive substances.
The radiation level surged after heavy rain caused by Typhoon Wipha, which hit the Tohoku region, including Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday, Tepco said. It is thought the rain washed out radioactive substances that had been absorbed by the ground.
Radiation levels also hit record highs in water samples collected Wednesday at three upstream points in the drainage ditch, which passes close to the storage tank from which highly radioactive water spilled in August, with the amount of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances ranging from 2,000 to 2,300 becquerels per liter.
And while 400,000 may sound like a lot, keep in mind it is substantially less than the P/E Ratio that Mr. Yellen has in store for the S&P before this whole manipulated farce ends up in a just as radioactive pile of dust.
NHK Newsline, Oct. 17, 2013: “The typhoon also appears to have affected the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant.”
Asahi Shimbun, Oct. 17, 2013: Typhoon flushes out radioactive strontium at Fukushima nuclear plant [...] leaving water with high strontium levels in a drainage ditch that connects to the ocean. [TEPCO] said Oct. 17 that radioactive strontium and other beta rays measuring 1,400 becquerels per liter were detected at the drainage ditch about 150 meters from the ocean. The legal standard for strontium emissions is 30 becquerels per liter. [...] The previous day, the radioactivity level was 19 becquerels per liter, according to TEPCO. [...] the highly contaminated water may have flowed into the ocean.
Graphic shows strontium water flowing directly into Pacific from a point outside Tepco’s harbor — Yet it was only yesterday that Prime Minister Abe once again claimed that radioactive contamination was contained with the harbor (SOURCE: Asahi)
NHK, Oct. 17, 2013: High radioactivity in Fukushima Daiichi ditch [...] [Tepco] says it has detected high levels of radioactivity in a ditch leading to the sea, after Typhoon Wipha brought heavy rain. [...] [Tepco] detected 1,400 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive material at a measuring point 150 meters from the sea on Wednesday. The figure was [...] more than 70 times higher than readings taken on Tuesday. It’s also the highest since monitoring of the ditch water was started in August. Officials say rain from the typhoon caused contaminated soil to flow into the ditch and created the high radioactivity. [...] Officials also say they will assess the effects on the surrounding sea.
See also: “No one even measures the strontium level — Strontium is scariest of all, it penetrates and stays in bones, causing leukemia — Particularly dangerous for growth phase of children exposed today” (VIDEO)
Weather Channel, Oct. 18, 2013 at 9:45p ET: Super Typhoon Francisco Brushes Guam, Could Threaten Japan Next Week [...] A tropical cyclone is dubbed a “super typhoon” when maximum sustained winds reach at least 150 mph – the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. [...] Conditions appear favorable for development [... allowing] the typhoon to strengthen in intensity, possibly to 160 mph (Category 5 status) over the next few hours. After that, Francisco will move into a region of cooler ocean temperatures, which cause the typhoon to weaken. Francisco may threaten southern Japan early next week, however the current forecast from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center indicates that the typhoon will be much weaker by that point. That said, intensity forecasts at five days out in time can be highly uncertain [...]
Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Oct. 19, 2013: [...] as the system continues further to the north, a strong poleward outflow channel may develop which could help to offset the cooler sea SSTs and maintain higher intensities. [...] All objective aids, with the exception of GFDN, are beginning to indicate a recurve scenario, but widely vary in position and track speed of the system. [...]
Accuweather, Oct. 18, 2013: Francisco gained strength late Friday afternoon and was classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, which estimated one minute average sustained winds of 135 knots (155 mph) with gusts to 165 knots (190 mph). This would classify Franciso as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. As strong as Francisco currently is, continued strengthening is expected over the next 24-48 hours [...] The typhoon is likely to threaten western Japan by the middle of next week. Francisco has developed in a similar area to where former Typhoon Wipha formed last week.
Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2013: Double whammy drenching in Japan? Super typhoon Francisco may follow Wipha’s path [...] Just one week following a deadly dousing from Typhoon Wipha, a second typhoon could deluge Japan. [...] Long-term track guidance takes super typhoon Francisco on a course generally towards Japan, with another round of rain and wind possible some time between Wednesday and Friday next week. [...] Its current satellite presentation exhibits the traits of an extremely powerful cyclone, with a well-defined eye [...] Wednesday, around the time Francisco may be approaching Japan, peak winds are expected to have decreased to 80-85 mph. Still, should even a much weakened Francisco make a direct hit on Japan, it would likely bring a second round of torrential rain [...] At the Fukushima nuclear plant, the level of radioactivity spiked after heavy rains may have lifted contaminated soil [...]
Watch The Weather Channel’s update here