US is conducting Z-machine tests on plutonium.

Toadmac has reported a strange phenomenon in Australia, involving radar interference, ionospheric disturbances and high radiation:

We have had very unsettled (almost strange) weather today in Melbourne, Australia. There has also been Strong radar interference picked up on the Australian BOM network at 05:10 UTC on September 27, 2012 as well as very high scintillation and ionospheric readings during the last 18 hours. My counter had a very high background reading in the morning (0.30 uSv/hr) almost double the average here.
I tested a rain sample and it was the highest (1.74 uSv/hr) I have had in months? Did I miss something or is it just a random act of God? Strange weather from where I’m standing any ways! Anyone else have any answers?

Andrew Kishner at nuclearcrimes.org is reporting that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been conducting Z-machine shots on plutonium recently. This involves subjecting a mass of plutonium to X-rays with 80 times the world’s energy output for 70 nanoseconds. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum considers this to be a nuclear test in violation of the test-ban treaty.

Helicopters have been measuring radiation in San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore and many other US cities lately. Apparently Fukushima radiation is being used as a cover for these nuclear tests.

The latest Three Mile Island nuclear boo-boo.

On last Thursday, September 20, residents living near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania heard a loud noise coming from the plant. Steam was released. The plant officials said there was no radiation released, but they’re lying as usual.

Click on the image for an animated gif of the path of this plume generated from HYSPLIT. It looks like it went north through Elmira and Syracuse NY, then up through Kingston, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Radioactive isotopes in the Japanese black substance.

I found this table on a Japanese website this morning. It is a spectroscopic analysis of the mysterious Japanese substance at different sites all over Japan now, and coming to a pair of lungs near you soon.

It contains radioisotopes such as plutonium-241, cesium-137, uranium-235, gallium-57, cobalt-57, cobalt-60, manganese-54, and technetium-99.

This web page is an interactive spectrographic analysis tool which enables the user to analyze the black substance him or herself, using a mouse. Outstanding web programming here.

Another crime against humanity.

This is a photo of 33 high school children sorting contaminated tsunami rubble in Miyagi prefecture. It is another example of the Japanese government’s war of extermination against Japanese children.

This rubble is not only contaminated with radionuclides such as cesium-137, strontium-90, plutonium-239, and uranium-238, but also contains toxic chemicals and metals such as asbestos, cadmium, lead and mercury.

Radioactive fallout killing foliage.

This must-see video shows the effects that Fukushima nuclear fallout is having on foliage at the Halifax, Nova Scotia public gardens. Leaves are discolored, frayed, curled, with holes in them and spots on them. This is in far eastern Canada, and almost as far as you can get away from Fukushima and still be in North America. This is really a global phenomenon.

My yard is actually worse than this, every tree and plant is showing signs of distress. The peach tree has a few scrubby leaves left, it’s almost dead. I do not recall seeing any peaches on it this year. The pear tree is in better shape, though its leaves have holes and discolorations too. My morning glories on the fence died after a rainstorm a few weeks ago, with the exception of one plant (the only Turbina Corymbosa). There are morning glory plants growing under an awning, and they are fine, except for a few leaves which extend out and have rain falling on them. These leaves are discolored and have holes.

The second video shows elevated radiation levels and the mysterious black substance in Brazil. It appears that this black stuff is not confined to Japan, and is now traveling to the southern hemisphere.

Japanese radiation symptom reports.

Fukushima Voice has published the August 10, 2012 summary of results from the FRCSR (Fukushima Radiation Contamination Symptoms Research) project. To quote some of the salient points from this excellent summary:

As I have stated from the beginning and as I insist on stating repeatedly, physicians in every specialty medical field all over Japan need to acquire understanding and discernment in regards to medical care for radiation exposure: this is an obvious and urgent matter…

At the present time (September 2012), we are beginning to see health effects on thyroid gland and leukocytes (white blood cells), and onset of cancer: This fast progression is understandable when considering the effect of potentially involved radionuclides. In addition, the fact that an abnormally prominent increase was seen in complaints of bone pain, which quadrupled from January to February, and muscle pain, which doubled from February to March, is thought to reflect the effect of high-concentration/high-dose radionuclides…

The number of symptoms per person increased from 4.9 in January to 5.6… Each category showed an average rate of increase of 1.1 to 1.2 times since the previous survey result. Categories whose rates of increase exceeded the average rate of increase are: upper gastrointestinal system including vomiting and nausea at 1.3 times; tumors including pituitary adenoma and cystic tumor at 1.4 times, and endocrine system mainly related to thyroid gland at 1.6 times.

Reports of tumors have begun to come in. There has been a rapid increase of endocrine symptoms, which might be a preliminary stage before tumors appear. In addition, there have been multiple reports of pediatric thyroid cancer from the Kanto region and the Metropolitan area, 250 km away from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. In other words, even before a diagnosis of thyroid cancer is established by physicians, it seems that cancer was germinating and growing within one year of the Fukushima nuclear accident. In Chernobyl, pediatric cancer developed over a period of 5 to 10 years after the accident; but in the case of Fukushima, it appears that canceration took only one-third of the time. The effects of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident on human body revealed an onset of cancer within one year to one and a half year; the speed of symptom progression is three to five times that of Chernobyl.

In the thyroid examination conducted on 38,114 Fukushima children, 13,460 which represented 35.8% of the total examined had thyroid nodules and/or cysts. In Chernobyl, 5% of the population had some physical findings/symptoms one year after the accident: In Fukushima the occurrence was seven times as many as Chernobyl in one year. Consequently, in comparison with Chernobyl, it is estimated that the speed of onset of symptoms would be 3 to 5 times faster and the number of cases would be more than 7 times as many.

From the beginning of the survey up to this month, symptoms constantly increasing include fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, dizziness, eczema, urticaria, pruritis, epistaxis, canker sores, sore throat, chest pain, cough, sputum, and diarrhea. In menstruating women, almost 100% have reported symptoms such as irregular menstrual periods, hypomenorrhea, and amenorrhea.

In addition, from winter to spring, there were unusual increases in all types of infectious diseases, such as an explosive spread of influenza, food poisoning such as E. Coli O-157 in rainy season, rubella, mycoplasma pneumonia, chlamydial pneumonia. (Refer to the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. http://www.nih.go.jp/niid/en/) It is possible to attribute an increase in infectious diseases to depressed resistance, but on the other hand, these symptoms could be attributable as early symptoms of leukemia. It is a pathophysiological fact that Merkmal of leukemia includes fatigue, cold-like symptoms, and bleeding tendency such as easy bruising and epistaxis. If the recurrent cold-like symptoms since last year are due to changes in white blood cells, the number of future leukemia cases might be beyond our imagination. Already there are many reports of abnormalities in white blood cell count and neutrophils…

Regarding childbirth, a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams is defined as a very low birth weight baby. There have been several reports of abortions for fetal weight never exceeding 1,000 grams. Also there has been a baby born with a birth weight of 1,000 grams with a hole in the heart. And there are other reports of premature births and miscarriages. It seems that the number of abortions is increasing…

The central nervous system effects include such symptoms as lassitude with fatigue, memory decline/loss, forgetfulness, agraphia, loss of mental calculation, motor dysfunction such as falling, but it is difficult to collect data because they may not be aware of changes in their own characteristics other than what they can perceive themselves for self-reporting. However, this issue is actually more serious than specific physical symptoms. It is speculated the number of these cases might be as many as or even more than the cases with physical symptoms. This constitute an extremely large social issue as Japan continues a process of restoration from now on…

The second-generation and the third-generation descendants of Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bomb victims report miscarriages, stillbirths, pneumonia, cancer, thyroid diseases, epistaxis, Kawasaki Disease, joint pain, cystitis and hematuria. It is speculated that sensitivity to radiation might be high when ancestors have been exposed to radiation. It is truly unforgivable that these people are exposed to radiation again.

I believe these symptoms are already occurring in the USA, with equal severity, but with a lower rate of incidence. The west coast is a few months behind Japan, the east coast is a few months behind the west coast.

The FRCSR blog summary (in Japanese) has the symptoms broken down by type. Skin symptoms are the most prevalent, with whole body symptoms such as malaise, heat and drowsiness a close second. Yours truly has skin symptoms #1 also, with whole body (fatigue), swelling (inflammation), eye (floaters and lens clouding), and endocrine (thyroid) also present, along with many of the other symptom categories.

I should also add that Raleigh, North Carolina experienced beta radiation 500 times normal last Saturday. On the EPA Radnet graph, beta was extremely elevated, but gamma radiation did not jump. It is likely that these radionuclides included sulfur-35 (rotten-egg smell), and strontium-90, which are pure beta emitters, and krypton-85, which is about 99.5% beta. The rainstorm currently in the southeast US, and moving towards New England, is likely to contain dirty radioactive rain. Please use an umbrella if you go out into it.

Testament (1983).

The 1950’s and ’60’s brought many movies dealing with the effects of nuclear war and radiation. Godzilla, Split Second, Panic in the Year Zero, The Bedford Incident, Dr. Strangelove (one of my all-time favorite films) and many others. The 1980’s brought another wave, after the revanchist Reagan presidency, The Day After and Threads.

The classic film about the ELE effects of radiation that people usually bring up is On the Beach (1959), a very good film starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner. Everyone should see it.

But the greatest film about no-holds-barred radioactive doom is Testament from 1983. It is available on Youtube in its entirety at this link, and in 6 parts in better quality at this link.

Testament makes On the Beach look like Mary Poppins. Not because it’s gory, not because of special effects, but because of its sheer wrenching emotional power. An ordinary American family living in California experiences a sudden and unexpected global nuclear war. The town they live in is too far away from San Francisco to receive blast damage, but the infrastructure is destroyed, and they await knowingly the effects of radiation to descend on their town.

It stars Jane Alexander in an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated performance, William Devane, and a very young Kevin Costner. Lynne Littman directed it, and you can see the woman’s touch. Critics such as Gene Siskel panned this movie for being schmaltzy and maudlin, but I disagree strongly, this is very much in the spirit of classic filmmaking, the emotional touches are just right for a subject like this.

Carol Wetherly kisses the answering machine, after unexpectedly hearing a message from her departed husband. She sews a grave shroud for her oldest daughter. Everyone is sick or dying. Bodies are being burned because the cemetery is full.

The direction, script and acting here is uniformly excellent. Jane Alexander is a revelation. The elderly amateur radio operator who can no longer raise anybody. The Japanese boy with Down’s syndrome. How Carol couldn’t commit suicide. The simple love and courage to survive in the extremity of catastrophe. This is meant to be totally devastating, and it is, it will give you nightmares.

I’m living in this world already, and have BEEN living in this world for some time. So are other canaries like StillJill. Pundits and so-called “experts” are speaking soothing words, about how Fuku isn’t so bad… I am speaking, like Carol, with a voice torn out of my belly, “WHO DID THIS? GOD DAMN YOU”.

Instead of the doom taking a few weeks, it is taking a few years. My life is Testament in slow motion.

This movie made the grizzled and jaded old Bobby1 cry.

Something stinks in California.

Many news organizations have reported a widespread rotten-egg smell in southern California Monday. This smell is of course due to sulfur. It was immediately blamed on a fish die-off in the Salton Sea, which has been a dead or near-dead lake for decades.

There has been a criticality in Fukushima last week. Large amounts of krypton-85 were detected in unit 1, a rise in temperature in reactor 2, and large amounts of hydrogen in unit 1 and oxygen in unit 2. We have had fission and radiolysis. Radiolysis is the splitting of water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen. There must have been a lot of water involved, because these two gases went into widely separated puffs, units 1 and 3.

In other words, corium has hit a large pool of water.

Sulfur-35 is a radionuclide that is produced from neutrons interacting with seawater. There is a paper published last year that documented sulfur-35 in California air in both aerosol and gas form. Neutrons are emitted in a criticality. What is likely is that corium has encountered seawater and is producing sulfur-35. See the graphic above for the path of this plume.

Sulfur-35 collects in the testes and causes testicular cancer.

What happened was either:

1. There is an underground pool of seawater that is due to the earthquakes opening up a fissure underground where the seawater leaked… OR
2. Corium has entered the ocean directly.

If #2 is true, this might never stop.

Uh oh.

Wow, it’s impossible to overstate the danger here.

From fukushima.over-blog.fr (Le blog de Fukushima):

A careful watchman Fukushima nuckelchen , noticed smoke or steam south of No. 2 reactor on TBS webcam video. This event took place between September 4, 2012 10:57 ET 11:20. Here is his record:

A similar plume was also spotted at the same place on 28 February 2012, from 10:52 to 11:58. Here a reminder:

However, the video is September 4 this time clear enough to distinguish between two large objects and clear the basis of this release.

It is clear that even the clearance escapes from the object to the right.

With this new video, there is no doubt that these objects are shared pool chimneys, fireplaces that I identified by studying the building near the beginning of the year. Here is a picture made ​​on the site, showing all these chimneys.

It shows a set of four vertical chimneys on the left and another 2 fireplaces cubits on the right. As the camera is located TBS inversely to the shooting, the two visible objects should be considered as 2 fireplaces cubits. This is confirmed by another picture of early 2012 which shows that the chimneys are straight in the axis of the ventilation tower, so logically chimneys are bent to the left of the vertical chimneys webcam image TBS.

We have thus a unique information: TEPCO conducts regular discharges from the swimming pool. Must exclude the idea of ​​a fire. It is rather a plume of steam that condenses in contact with outside air at a lower temperature. No doubt these gaseous effluents are they usual in such nuclear installation, since there are at least six fireplaces in this building. But it would be interesting to know why they are so hot as to produce a plume visible for miles. Another outstanding issue, are they radioactive?

Until we know more, we must return to the 4 September 2012 because another event took place that day: at 10:30, TEPCO began injecting nitrogen into the suppression chamber of reactor 1, following an increase of the hydrogen content and krypton 85. This event was far from trivial, because the rate of krypton was 2000 times higher than that recorded in November 2011 at the latest alert on the No. 2 reactor. Then trapped krypton krypton or fees which would indicate a resumption of criticality corium? issue is quite clear here .

And today, an additional question is obvious: half an hour between the start of two events of September 4, the effluent air from the swimming pool building – containing more than 1000 tonnes of fuel it must be remembered – Is there a connection with the sudden activity gaseous reactor 1?…

September 4, 2012, it is something happened to the former Fukushima Daiichi, something that caused an abnormal production of hydrogen and krypton-85 in the reactor 1, which seems to have caused a sudden increase the temperature in the reactor 2, which has required ventilation of hot gases in the building of the swimming pool. And if we spoke again of coriums ? Not always located 19 months after their disappearance?

The comment discourses about the stupidity and incompetence of nuclear engineers.

Something has happened at Fuku. Underground corium #1 has hit groundwater, and a major criticality has occurred. The neutron emission from this criticality has affected underground corium #2.

Or else it’s the other way around, #2 has hit groundwater and affected #1. It doesn’t matter.

Krypton-85 is being emitted from #1 at a high rate and #2 is hot. Tepco is injecting nitrogen into #1 because of hydrogen buildup. Hydrogen is building up due to radiolysis from the incredibly radioactive corium in contact with water.

A plume has already increased air radiation levels in Japan and is making schoolchildren sick. The plume has already hit the west coast and will get worse. The EPA has unplugged Radnet already.

The risk is a hydrovolcanic explosion, or an underground nuclear explosion, which not only would release huge amounts of radionuclides into the atmosphere, but also puts spent fuel pool #4 in danger of falling over.

Ugh.

A simple question.

I am cutting to the chase here. Whenever someone is interviewing the likes of Arnie Gundersen, Helen Caldicott, or Chris Busby, or any other ostensible environmental activist, please ask one simple question:

DO YOU AGREE WITH TEPCO’S PRONOUNCEMENT OF COLD SHUTDOWN AT FUKUSHIMA? YES OR NO.

It appears that they would answer “YES”.