Fukushima headlines 9/27/2013.

From Fukushima Diary:

[Column] (Back in 2011) Shock strong enough to shake outside of the reactor, deep enough to keep the building sound

… For example, we don’t know what happened in reactor2. Some workers heard the sound of explosion in 311, but nothing seems damaged. On the other hand, the contamination level is worse than other 3 reactors. They try to investigate how it is inside, but can’t approach for too much contamination. This is the reality.

Fukushima workers heard an explosion in Unit 2 shortly after 6 Am on March 15, 2011. Unit 4 also had an explosion in that hour… apparently its spent fuel pool caught on fire. Here is a link to the old Tepco cam photos for that day. Since the two units exploded within a few minutes of each other, I think it was due to hydrogen from unit 3… this unit exploded the day before, and water radiolysis from the already underground corium, and water (cooling water and groundwater), created hydrogen and it came through the pipes or the ground, and both units exploded.

But the Unit 2 explosion went down instead of up. Tepco denies it happened, of course.

400,000,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclide detected in the coastal area of reactor2 / Second highest record

Looks like Unit 2 this time. This underground corium has the most radioactivity out of all of them. This Japanese site states that in addition to 400,000 Bq per liter of β nuclides (including strontium), 2.1 Bq of cesium-137. This very low level of cesium indicates that underground corium is involved, since cesium is the most volatile element given off in the meltdown, and it is exhausted first. They don’t say how much strontium-90 is in it, even though researchers at Fukushima University developed a method to measure strontium in 15 minutes.

Fukushima worker will decrease by 23% from this October

Not enough workers. It’s not exactly the ideal job. They don’t say why, if they are quitting or dying.

Tepco “Stack was possibly damaged by reactor1 explosion”

It could have been from Unit 2, but they say there wasn’t an explosion there. There’s too much radiation there to fix or remove this venting stack.

Reactor5&6 pump up 6,000 tones of seawater per hour from Fukushima port to discharge to outside of the port

They’re pumping in seawater in to cool reactors 5 and 6, which are supposed to be OK. Then it gets discharged back into the sea. We don’t know anything about radioactive contamination of this water.

Seawater fence for reactor5&6 cut off due to high waves / Tepco “No radiation leakage”

The silt fence that Abe says stops all radiation from leaving the port was damaged in the recent typhoon. Of course, this fence only filters out the largest particles. Most particles are small enough to move right through it. It doesn’t stop dissolved radioactive gases in the water. And tritium IS water. Now this crummy fence is damaged, but everything still is supposedly OK. Uh-huh.

Tepco not to investigate nor take countermeasures for reactor3 “steam” anymore

Tepco “Can’t disclose atmosphere contamination data because the crane is malfunctioning”

The crane that was being used to measure radiation in dust and steam above Unit 3 is damaged, from radiation, or from whatever. Unit 3 has been constantly steaming. This is the reactor that went up in a nuclear explosion in 2011. They are not going to check it anymore. Gives you a nice warm feeling, huh?

Tepco “Molten Nuclear fuel not producing additional Tritium in reactors”

This makes no sense. Where is the tritium coming from then? Ohhh, the molten fuel is not in the reactors anymore.

[Electricity consumption] Utilization rate over 90% only for 11 days from this July to August without nuclear power

It has been an extremely hot summer in Japan and east Asia. But power utilization never went over 93% in the non-nuclear power Japan is now using. So they never needed nuclear power in the first place.

NRA “Marine lives contamination is not so serious” / “We don’t need to be so nervous yet”

“Nothing to see here, move along.” Nothing to worry about, just a little radiation. The same minimization and obfuscation that has been coming from Tepco, the Japanese gov’t and the US gov’t from the beginning. Nothing has changed.

NRA “Temporary facilities for decommissioning wouldn’t last for the potential Tsunami to come next”

The decommissioning, which is supposed to take 40 years, but who knows how long it will take, and if it will ever be completed – the next tsunami will wipe it out. That’s what happens when you build nuclear power plants on the ocean in an earthquake zone. Idiots.

IAEA strongly requested JP Gov to found the international system to evaluate the Pacific contamination

Even the IAEA gangsters want an international system to inspect the plant and evaluate radioactive contamination of the Pacific.

From Enenews:

Fukushima Mother’s Plea to U.N.: Children and adults are suffering tremendously — Sharp increase in bloody urine, bone pain, more — Doctor says many have similar symptoms with unknown causes — Family’s health deteriorated all at once, recovered soon after moving

I had the bloody urine in 2011. Lots of reports of joint pain… radioisotopes collect in the joints. There is also fibromyalgia pain and discomfort, which is caused by radioactivity acting as an excitotoxin in the central nervous system. This second kind of pain can be worse than the first, which is debilitating.

Heart failure is now a pandemic in Japan. Usually it’s sudden death from a heart attack. It must be happening in America too, at a lower rate of incidence.

Censored Japan gov’t scientist reveals much more radioactive material is leaking into Pacific from Fukushima than claimed by Tepco — It’s getting released outside of port’s barrier, directly into ocean — Officials refused to allow publication of study on sea contamination (PHOTO)

They’re wrong about the 60 GBq per day going into the ocean. That is only 2 curies. It was 154,000 Gbq per day back in April 2011.

Japan Times: Now 400 tons a day of toxic water is estimated to be entering Pacific from Fukushima plant; Up 100 tons from what Tepco previously claimed — Asahi: Leakage of radioactive material “is becoming serious”

400 tons now. Can we believe this? We need a politically independent team of experts to inspect the plant and assess the situation. This is intolerable.

New Book: Nuclear explosion may have occurred at Fukushima Unit 3 after ‘supercritical condition’ — Sudden increase in plutonium, uranium recorded by U.S. at several EPA stations

Another expert says Unit 3 was a nuclear explosion. Gundersen, Busby, and Koide have previously said so. The relative concentrations of isotopes show it. I said it in May 2011 on the Japan earthquake scribble:

It now appears very likely that there was a prompt criticality or nuclear explosion at Fukushima in the period March 13-15. Using the Takasaki CTBTO data at www.cpdnp.jp we can see elevated levels of I-135 between Mar 15-17. According to Dr. Hiroaki Koide of Kyoto University, this supports the nuclear explosion theory onioni2.blogspot.com The very high concentrations of Xe-133 detected support this theory www.igse.net And finally, using the CTBTO’s own criteria, the amounts of 1. Tc-99m (Mo-99 daughter product) 2. Te-132 & I-132 3. I-131 4. Ba-140 & La-140, found on Mar 16-17, in that order, indicate a nuclear explosion had occurred. www.nrl.moh.govt.nz

A. Tc-99m 130,378
B. Te-132 25,177
C. I-132 35,700
D. I-131 55,607
E. Ba-140 542
F. La-140 1,521
A > B+C > D > E+F = nuke

Since this fits the CTBTO’s own criteria, all 180 nations who are members of or affiliated with the CTBTO would have been informed that a nuclear explosion had occurred in Japan. NONE of these countries’ governments have come out with this. How’s that for a conspiracy?

6 thoughts on “Fukushima headlines 9/27/2013.

  1. Fish caught offshore from Fukushima hit markets in Japan today

    Fish caught off the Fukushima Prefecture coastline in Japan are being sold starting today, reports Mainichi, “after fisheries cooperatives here resumed test fishing” and after the fish themselves were tested for radiation. Over 5 tons of fish and cetaceans were caught yesterday, and after radiation screening, made their way into fish markets and grocery stores starting today.

    http://boingboing.net/2013/09/26/fish-caught-offshore-from-fuku.html

    They “tested the fish for radiation.” Note that the beta radiation was 200,000 times worse than cesium. When they “test for radiation”, they are simply testing for cesium. There are 2,000 radionuclides involved.

    • Gov’t announces plans for 10 contaminated waste storage facilities in Fukushima

      The Environment Ministry has announced plans to build 10 interim radioactive waste storage and processing facilities in the two towns of Okuma and Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture. Each town will get five facilities which will be built underground.

      However, the plan is likely to be opposed by local residents who say they have not been consulted. They say that the land is sacred to them and their ancestors, and that if a storage facility is built in the area, residents will never be able to return to their land.

      http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-announces-plans-for-10-contaminated-waste-storage-facilities-in-fukushima

    • Defense chief: Japan needs to bolster surveillance over Pacific

      Japan said on Friday that it needed to expand its surveillance activities to cover the Pacific Ocean off its east coast to protect its interests in a zone rich with resources where Chinese naval ships were recently spotted by ministry officials.

      Japan’s navy and coast guard have concentrated their efforts on the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea, off its west coast, where Tokyo is locked in a territorial dispute with Beijing over a group of East China Sea islets.

      The islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are located near rich fishing grounds and potentially large oil and gas reserves. Uninhabited, they are administered by Japan and have become a theatre for cat-and-mouse operations by patrol vessels from both sides…

      But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who returned to office last December for a rare second term pledging to stand tough in the islands row, increased this year’s defense budget for the first time in 11 years.

      In a speech in New York on Wednesday, Abe pointed out Japan’s defense budget increase was dwarfed by China’s rapid military expansion, and said: “So call me, if you want, a right-wing militarist.”

      http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/defense-chief-says-japan-needs-to-bolster-surveillance-over-pacific

      Abe doesn’t give a damn about destroying life in the Pacific. He wants the oil before China gets it. A member of his administration recently expressed his admiration for Hitler and the Nazis.

    • FDA Import Alert: U.S. bans Japan agricultural and fishery products from total of 14 prefectures due to Fukushima radionuclides — Top Newspaper: Concern over contamination is spreading to most countries around Pacific

      Dong-A Ilbo, Sept. 28, 2013 (Korea’s top newspaper): […] Concerns over Japan’s radioactive contamination and its seafood is spreading to most countries in the Pacific basin. The United States has recently banned agricultural and fishery imports from 14 prefectures in Japan, up from eight. South Korea puts a similar ban on fishery imports from eight prefectures, while China and Taiwan does so for 10 and five prefectures, respectively.

      … Due to the public health concerns that are associated with radiation and nuclear contamination, FDA has increased surveillance of regulated products from Japan. […] Guidance: Districts may detain, without physical examination, the specified products from firms in the ***Fukushima, Aomori, Chiba, Gumna, Ibaraki, Iwate, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama Shizuoka, Tochigig, Yamagata and Yamanashi prefectures.

      http://enenews.com/fda-import-alert-u-s-bans-japans-agricultural-and-fishery-products-from-14-prefectures-due-to-fukushima-radionuclides-concern-over-contamination-is-spreading-to-most-countries-around-pacific

      This sounds like an optional ban to me, “districts may detain”

      • Yup. Voluntary. “May” is “newspeak-wordcraft” to me for “WTF?”
        Not Tokyo is OK! NOT in my humble opinion!

        Let me just say that all seafood is safe … from me! 😛
        I won’t eat no more!

        Fuku me? No, Fuku you! 🙂

        I am sorry for all the fishermen and women of Japan whose livelihoods depend on fisheries labor for earning a living. It is utterly disgraceful that the banks are most likely still forcing most of you to pay mortgages for homes and properties along the East Coast most affected by the Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami where those homes are no more. It is not displaced residents who should feel shame.

        See “Second Wave”.
        Quote: ” BROADCAST DATE : Mar 8, 2013

        Two years ago, thousands of lives were lost and the landscape of Japan was changed forever by a tsunami that saw more than five million tonnes of debris swallowed up by the ocean. Now, the fifth estate’s Mark Kelley reports on the Second Wave of the tsunami headed for Canadian shores, and a remarkable human drama that links our country with Japan.”
        http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2012-2013/second-wave

        Notes: “Angel of Miyagi” – a brave young lady whom saved many lives
        “Canadian government actively covering up contamination.” – paraphrased
        (NO mention of radioisotopic contamination in documentary)

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