I’m recovering from a major pain event. I have psoriatic arthritis and my leg went out… it was like my leg became disconnected from my hip. Lenny brought over his cane, I will be needing it occasionally from now on. There have been 4 days the last couple of months where I needed it. It seems that this happens after every criticality. It is less bad now, but I am still worn out from this.
For what it’s worth, I have NEVER had arthritis or psoriasis symptoms in the summertime before Fuku. They have always come with cold weather prior to this… not any more, it doesn’t make any difference now.
I am not sure that I have communicated the following point, or maybe I haven’t stressed it enough, or something. I deal with radiation symptoms EVERY DAY, and have been doing so since April 10, 2011. This is ongoing, it never stops. It is not only gross radiation symptoms like loss of memory, swelling thyroid, and drooling metal mouth… the garden-variety symptoms of pain and fatigue are worse because they never go away. Quality of life disappears. I have had to spend an enormous amount of effort to find out why I am so radiation-sensitive, and how to reduce radiation sensitivity. How much medical literature exists on this topic? NONE. They know that people with some diseases like HIV/AIDS and autoimmune disease are more radiation-sensitive than others. Why am I more radiation-sensitive? I was exposed to radiation from the Bravo bomb as a fetus. Radiation damage doesn’t go away, it is accumulative. What happened in 1954 is still affecting me. What happened in 2013 will still be affecting people in 2072 (assuming anyone is still left). How to reduce radiation sensitivity? It has something to due with the balance of neurotransmitters. I don’t have enough dopamine. Someone else might have too much serotonin. I don’t have enough noradrenaline… my son had symptoms of too much noradrenaline two years ago. We breathed the same air, and ate the same food. It’s random.
The total collapse of the biosphere is in progress. I see on Enenews, and blogs, where people who are hip to extinction and the ongoing destruction of the planet, saying things like “I’m going to live my life to the fullest,” or they are making philosophical arguments on existence, or theoretical discussions on how to terminate industrial civilization. They are sipping their tea, with a pinky lifted in the air, satisfying their need to release their intellectual pressure in pointless debates. I am struggling just to survive, and have been for over two years now. You certainly get a different viewpoint when you’re in the middle of it, when it’s not something you just see in the future. Here is an example from Collapse of Industrial Civilization:
The conniving little games of corporate states and petty dictators continue to play out as our global ship sinks quickly into the dustbin of history. The unwashed masses will continue to be kept busy on the hamster wheel of “modern progress”, an overpowering and die-hard myth. The infinitely small percentage of people who are fully aware of our dilemma may continue to wring their hands in despair and self-torment while others lecture us with overly analytical psychobabble, but for myself, I have decided to embrace what is inevitable and savor each day as it comes like the last sand granules of a depleting hourglass.
Savor each day? IT MUST BE NICE. It’s just GETTING THROUGH each day that is the victory. And it is just a matter of time before everyone else joins me… you don’t need no intellectual speculation, your theories which don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world will be gone, and your whole focus is on getting clean food, water and air… while your mental focus and memory says bye-bye due to the effect of radiation on the central nervous system.
I don’t know if any readers follow football. The Denver Broncos beat the Baltimore Ravens 49-27 last Thursday. Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with 7 touchdown passes. He was like Superman. The Ravens couldn’t keep up.
Radiation is like Peyton Manning. Every pass is deadly accurate, every pass gets there before the defender has a chance to break it up. I am like Corey Graham, getting toasted on every play. This happens over and over and over… then the next morning, you get up and do it again. EVERY day.
Well, this was supposed to be about the tanks. Dr. Paolo Scampa kindly pointed out to me that the steel used in the Fukushima Daiichi tanks that contain contaminated water, is a type called SS400. From this site:
JIS G 3101 SS400 is one of the most commonly used hot rolled general structural steel. Supplied as plates, sheets, flats, bars, sections etc. They are cheap, excelling in weldability & machinability.
This is a very common and cheap type of carbon steel. But the tanks made of this not only hold contaminated water, but also seawater… which contains salt, sodium chloride, chlorine. Does this kind of steel have properties that resist corrosion by seawater? NO.
The first graphic shows that SS400 had the greatest rate of weight loss due to corrosion compared to other alloys. The second graphic compares the effect of salt water sprays to stainless steels. The third graphic compares corrosion in untreated SS400 (the bottom row) to electroplated steels.
Of course, the salt water is not the only problem, there is the problem of neutron irradiation of the steel, from plutonium and criticalities, both inside and outside the tanks, making them brittle. And they used cheap rubber seals instead of welds, or even cheaper plastic seals, which will deteriorate even faster. Why didn’t they use welds? After all, one of the advantages of SS400 steel is its weldability. They said it takes too long to build them. The real reason is it costs more. They save PENNIES by using cheap steel and seals. This is with the entire Pacific Ocean being contaminated, and all sea life and human life at risk. But you can be sure that Tepco didn’t skimp on the furnishings of its executive dining room. The executives’ butlers wear the finest clothes, I’m sure.
But the worst problem is not the leaking tanks. It is the possibility of a major earthquake. The Daiichi site is built on fill, and now has groundwater coming to the surface. The foundations of the reactor buildings are losing integrity. If a major earthquake occurs, the whole site may collapse, and the fuel will be spilled. The flooding groundwater in contact with the fuel would cause huge criticalities. The whole place may go up like a massive dirty bomb.
And a major earthquake is CERTAIN within the next few decades… and it is LIKELY to happen soon. A major aftershock from the 3/11 of 7.8 magnitude of more may still occur. This is just so unfathomably dangerous.