Unit 3 steaming and the latest plume.

Tepco has reported steam rising from Unit 3 at Fukushima Daiichi, in the period Dec. 19-27. Radiation has spiked in Hirono town, which is near the Fukushima plant, on the ocean. Majia has reported activity on the webcam, though a small portion of it is related to Unit 3. Another small earthquake has also occurred in the area.

It is likely that a radiation plume is on the way.

But it is not the Armageddon which has been pushed by turnerradionetwork.com:

Persons residing on the west coast of North America should IMMEDIATELY begin preparing for another possible onslaught of dangerous atmospheric radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says radioactive steam has suddenly begun emanating from previously exploded nuclear reactor building #3 at the Fukuishima disaster site in Japan. TEPCO says they do not know why this is happening and cannot go into the building to see what’s happening due to damage and lethal radiation levels in that building. Experts say this could be the beginning of a “spent fuel pool criticality (meltdown)” involving up to 89 TONS of nuclear fuel burning up into the atmosphere and heading to North America.

This network was founded by Hal Turner, a white supremacist. The website denies that it now has any connection to Turner, but I think skepticism is called for.

On July 28, 2009 in the case of United States v. Turner in Chicago, Turner pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill three federal appellate judges there and then sought his release from custody, saying he had been an informant for the FBI… His lawyer said the defense would use “Turner’s background as an FBI informant” and argue that he was “trained by the FBI” as “an agent provocateur” to incite people.” (link)

I would think that the website has some spook thing involved with it. It is not a place to get valid information from.

It is not just Unit 3 that has problems. There is a large amount of strontium accumulating in a well near Unit 2. And there have been emissions at the common spent fuel pool (CSFP), and also at an area south of Unit 4. The CSFP is extremely concerning, due to the immense amount of radioactivity in the spent fuel rods stored there.

This is not the first time that Tepco has announced steam rising from Unit 3. According to Fukushima Diary, steam was reported by them on September 7 – September 20, and July 18 – August 7. Both of these steam events were associated with iodine-131 releases. This is the most major risk. Iodine prophylaxis may be needed. I use a couple drops of Lugol’s iodine… the potassium iodide pills typically contain huge amounts of iodide. I don’t want to take the pills, because my TSH level is elevated.

The prior events had much webcam activity going on… not so much this time. There may or may not be a criticality. This is probably not a humongous iodine release, but all these nickel-and-dime iodine events can build up into hypothyroidism or thyroid cancer.

24 thoughts on “Unit 3 steaming and the latest plume.

  1. Mr. Turner should possibly be disowning that station too.
    Would not such an activity potentially violate his probation, parole, or something (as indicated in the article)?

    Anybody raised in the fifties should be amazed (shocked, horrified) that Geiger-Mueller counters and their more sensitive kin are not commonplace by now.
    Everybody does need to do some radiation preparation, as they are able (sooner rather than later). I feel that i’m at least 3.5 years behind though.
    Preparations A through G have failed for me. I will keep trying.
    If one more plant goes extra-containment, or TEmPCO continues to fill the CSFP beyond reason, or gets cocky with their alcoholics (et al), all bets are off.
    None of that would be good at all on the whole.

    Is the higher level of Strontium in that well an indication of a depletion of Cesium in that particular spot? Wonder if this could indicate that Core2 &/or Core3 are long gone.

    From a link provided by NoNukes earlier showing spikes in rad detections in Netc since October of 2013 for San Fransisco:
    https://www.netc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=631#p2931
    Odd that that is primarily gamma detections.

    Statistically, it would appear that the peak may have passed.
    From observations though, i would wager that at least one higher spike is yet to show on the graph.

  2. Fairewinds Energy Education, Jan. 1, 2014: […] the Internet has been flooded with conjecture claiming that Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 is ready to explode. Fairewinds Energy Education has been inundated with questions about the very visible steam emanating from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3. […] Hot water vapor has been released daily by each of the four Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants since the accident. We believe that is one of the reasons TEPCO placed covers over Daiichi 4 and 1. […] radioactive rubble (fission products) was left in each unit […] heat from this ongoing decay of radioactive rubble is constantly releasing moisture (steam) and radioactive products into the environment. […] [Unit 3] is still producing slightly less than 1 megawatt (one million watts) of decay heat […] it is creating radioactive steam […] hot radioactive releases […] have occurring [sic] for the entire 33 months […] The difference now is that the only time we visibly notice these ongoing releases is on the cold days […]

    http://enenews.com/gundersen-very-visible-steam-releases-at-fukushima-unit-3-are-radioactive-coming-from-hot-rubble-not-new-meltdown-or-explosion

    That is Arnie denying iodine and criticalities again. Unit 3 is NOT continuously generating steam, it is observed at irregular intervals. This blog has documented these events from the beginning… Gundersen denies it all.

    • Thanks for letting people know to take Iodine protection 6 months after they would have needed it. The problem here is the NEWS BLACKOUT because they are attempting to solve problems before they tell the outcome… Problem with this is that the world cannot plan properly and what it has allowed them to get away with is polluting the air and water–we all OWN–it is NOT their property. They are being allowed to blackout public info so that we have no idea of what we should be doing–THE GUESSING Game is not good enough in THIS CASE. THE PUBLIC has THE RIGHT to know now what exactly is going on so that WE THE PEOPLE can understand BEFORE the disaster happens. I do not want people on the West Coast of my country to be doused with JAPANESE radioactivity because they did not know what to do to protect themselves. This is happening. The EPA and the FDA and our state and US governments should be frantically preparing us with geiger counters to check our food and water, to advise exactly how to prepare our homes to shelter inside. It is Their JOB to do this.
      And WHERE is the MEDIA? We need to get The KARDASHIANS to prep in order to get info!!!!!????

      • Hi NJP Thompson. This is the only site talking about iodine. Yes, we are in the grips of global genocide, with the active collusion of government, media, business, and academia.

        • Academia cares not about x-ray dosage of welding workers. They have their heads in the sand considering radioactive metal inclusions official or otherwise concerning these radioactive toxins entering the waste metal stream and returning to us in stock metal forms to unsuspecting metal workers or others down stream.
          If academia and industry will not even attempt to protect workers, how hard is it to discern the duplicity and complicity of media and governance in addition?

  3. Great analysis. I agree that the site is not worse than previous incidents based in today’s TBS cam feed. I sure hope it was ‘real time’.

    • I usually try to back up these plume reports with spikes on radiation detectors. But the wind has been blowing directly out to sea, the only spike I found was a town on the Pacific. So it’s hard to know.

      I’m pretty sure there is iodine floating around already.

  4. More bs from Enenews:

    Nuclear Engineer: Radioactive plumes always coming out of Fukushima Unit 3 — “Water is not getting to hotspots… it’s because of melted core” — Fission may be taking place underneath reactor (AUDIO)

    “steam hasn’t stopped since 2011 – it’s always rising”

    http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-radioactive-plumes-always-coming-fukushima-unit-3-water-getting-hot-spots-fission-could-be-place-reactor-audio

    NO! When a criticality happens, Iodine-135 builds up, which extinguishes the criticality. Then it starts again. It is like a sine wave, but the periods are irregular:

    More Gundersenite crap denying iodine and the world epidemic of thyroid disease Fukushima is causing.

    • Intermittent steam is much worse than continuous steam.

      I haven’t seen steam every day on the webcam. (But my eyes are going bad.) Some say it’s because it’s winter that we see it. But the worst steam this year was occurring this past July.

      • I hope the one bright spot in the extreme weather (opposite summer extremes), if it can be considered a bright spot,
        is a jet-stream well south of the worst symptom sufferers here on this site for some well-needed relief.
        How is those cams, anyway?
        Have they stopped re-running the tape yet?

  5. Arnie Gundersen mentions sub-critical multiplication. Does he mean criticalities?

    Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education was asked about the steam coming from Unit 3 during a Jan. 6, 2014 interview on Coast to Coast AM (at 1:22:45 in): Fission products continue to be hot for 5, 6, 7 years so the plant is going to continuously steam even then. I have another theory […] there’s a large blob of nuclear material underneath the nuclear reactor, and this is from the meltdown. […] When all the uranium gets close together — especially in Unit 3, the plutonium emits what’s called spontaneous neutrons — neutrons you need to perpetuate a chain reaction, so the spontaneous emission of these delayed but spontaneous neutrons can cause other fissions inside this blob of material there. It’s something called sub-critical multiplication. […] The net effect is scientists aren’t looking at all the heat sources. You’ve got this radioactive rubble and that’s the focus, but it’s possible that we can also be having some additional fissions that are occurring in that blob that are keeping the remnants of the core hotter than scientist would believe that is occurring.

    http://enenews.com/nrc-makes-statement-on-steam-at-fukushima-unit-3-gundersen-plutonium-could-be-causing-fissions-and-this-is-heating-up-melted-fuel-under-reactor-audio

    • Somebody on facebook said that this smoke came from diesel generators for the CSFP. I don’t know. I hope it’s not the CSFP itself!

      NoNukes
      January 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm Log in to Reply
      pure water
      January 8, 2014 at 12:38 am · Reply
      Again some smoke:
      http://www.imagesup.net/?di=9138915940915

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      Horse
      January 8, 2014 at 12:46 am · Reply
      1-7-2014 1430-jst Again like on the 24th last month, smoke/steam, from the same area and it is not R3 steaming.

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/bblr08ij8uy9j86/1-7-2014%201430-jst.avi

      http://enenews.com/forum-fukushima-webcam-discussion-thread-dec-26-1013-present/comment-page-5#comments

      http://enenews.com/nrc-makes-statement-on-steam-at-fukushima-unit-3-gundersen-plutonium-could-be-causing-fissions-and-this-is-heating-up-melted-fuel-under-reactor-audio/comment-page-1#comment-446075

    • Gundersen needs to re-establish credibility again, after spending years minimizing Fukushima. His usefulness as controlled opposition is gone without it.

        • Bobby,

          Thanks for pointing out the fraud in Gundersen’s statements. It drives me nuts the airtime Enenews gives that guy, when he obviously has an agenda that is not the truth.

          I believe the industry has determined that they can survive this episode provided they can avoid letting the plutonium cat out of the bag, and somehow Gundersen is a part of that effort. It’s the only conclusion I can come to regarding his ongoing agenda.

          As for the CSFP emitting smoke – Obviously I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

          In the photo you link to above it shows a lot of smoke which appears to be coming from the CSFP, but you have to remember these are long lenses and they flatten everything out. The way to locate the source of the smoke is to look at what the smoke conceals and look at what the smoke does not conceal.

          In this case the smoke is concealing the furthest vent tower – which is located approximately between buildings 1 and 2. The smoke is not concealing the middle vent tower, which is located between building 3 (rubble pile 3?) and building 4. It is also not concealing the crane which is beyond the middle vent tower – presumably situated to serve the north end of #3.

          Therefore the source of smoke is somewhere between that crane and the furthest vent tower – which places it somewhere beside #2 or #3. This is a minimum of a couple hundred feet beyond the CSFP. Therefore the smoke is not emanating from the CSFP.

          My guess is that smoke is coming from the large fissure that opened up in the middle of the road beside the southwest corner of #2. I have only seen 1 picture of it clearly from about December of 2011. They are pretty careful to edit it out of most photos.

          • Thanks, James. I hope smoke isn’t coming from the CSFP, considering the huge amount of radioactivity in it.

            My eyes are not what they used to be. I have trouble picking out colors and details, even though I have a professional monitor. I am glad I can see at all. I almost went blind 2 years ago. So I rely on others to interpret the webcam images, which is extremely important.

    • If they cannot believe their own data, it is TEmPCO that is impossible, not the raw data.

      Reminds me of the documentation i have from one Doctor where my heart apparently stopped (or was too weak to register, or ???) for over a half-hour. First Ducktor said “That’s impossible”. I was stunned by the response.
      Second Doctor stated “That’s impossible”. I queried, “then why is the instrument still registering some biorythmic data?” “The device must be defective” was the response. “Why is it still being utilized then?” was my retort. No response. No retest allowed with similar equipment. EKG performed, yet results not allowed to be shared with me. Fockers!

      Those dimwits are impossible, in my humble opine.
      Collectively not even bright enough to light a single LED.

    • Have got to emphasize that TEmPCO consciously decided to withhold data over an extended period of time, claiming to be “too busy”.
      Not the first time, nor is it expected to be the last time.

      Quote of Mochizuki-san: “If this explanation of Tepco was another lie, significant level of Strontium-90 has already leaked to the sea and Tepco is trying to delay the data release.
      If it’s true, the situation is more complicated and could be worse. It means the past analysis of Tepco might be wrong.”
      . quoted from: http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/01/column-will-tepco-admit-their-mistake-in-radiation-analysis/
      . also see: http://enenews.com/radiation-jumps-around-fukushima-plant-now-about-1000-previous-levels-tepco-kept-strontium-90-data-secret-for-months-officials-knew-of-increase-but-too-busy-to-act-govt-has-experts

      What are they withholding now?
      (Partial meltdowns in 2011 of Eunuchs 5 & 6, for instance)
      It would not surprise me to find their Head of Science nicknamed “Doctor Data”.

  6. Contamination level in seaside of reactor2 still increasing / 2,100,000,000 → 2,400,000,000 Bq/m3

    All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) density is still increasing in seaside of reactor2.

    After reaching 2,100,000,000 Bq/m3 on 12/26/2013, it became 2,400,000,000 Bq/m3 (↑ 14%). The sampling date was 1/13/2014.

    At this boring point, the contamination level keeps increasing (as the graph below). However Tepco denies the possibility of further leakage and state it is possibly because the groundwater pump is gathering highly contaminated water underground.

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/01/contamination-level-in-seaside-of-reactor2-still-increasing-2100000000-%E2%86%92-2400000000-bqm3/

  7. Finally contamination concentration of observation wells TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant strontium detected more than 3 million becquerels

    The 21st, from observation wells located between Units 1 and 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, by the problem that is detected in large quantities beta ray, including strontium 90 that cause bone cancer, Tokyo Electric Power Company in the test results of the latest contamination concentration of radioactive material revealed the 3.1 million becquerels per liter one, that it has put on the table 3 million becquerels of record.

    Beta value of observation wells (NO1-16) was placed on a 2 million becquerels boards and 2.1 million becquerels in December 26 last year. I will be then, one million becquerels increased in less than a month. Between the beginning of the year from the end of the year, etc. below the 2 million becquerels temporary increase in the beta value was showing seem to be any sign to level off.

    However, the transition to the soaring pace again with a 2.7 million becquerels of record on the 16th, and reached 3.1 million becquerels 400,000 Becquerel up to four days later. Likely to be flowing out to the ocean through the basement has a strong water pollution.

    http://financegreenwatch.org/jp/?p=40357

    • This is likely Unit 2 underground corium leaking huge amounts of strontium-90.

      Unit 3 is leaking water with 24 million becquerels of beta, mostly strontium-90. Sr-90 causes bone cancer and leukemia, and destroys the ability of the body to manufacture immune system T-cells.

  8. The Russian Ministry of Defense says it detected 31 December 2013, two underground nuclear explosions “low level” in the area of the Fukushima disaster. The first explosion measured 5.1 intensity was followed by a smaller estimated it at 3.6 on the Richter scale. For comparison, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 by the United States, representing 16 kilotons of TNT, or an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale. The report also points out that the architect of Fukushima reactor 3, warned from November 17, 2011 a hydro-volcanic explosion was “inevitable” because of the melted nuclear fuel escaping from the storage tank. So why the silence of the mainstream media on a subject so dramatic consequences for humanity? Certainly due to instructions from political powers, as at the time of Chernobyl, trying to avoid panic populations. Remember that during this disaster, which cost so many lives, Western governments had denied dangerous radioactive cloud had spread over Europe, refusing even officially published studies to post, dealing with the appearance of tumors or pics of various cancers (blood, lungs, liver, throat, thyroid, and so on) that were reported in the years that followed. What’s the panic of the population and yield to any “catastrophism.” Evidenced by a striking video, posted on YouTube during Christmas Eve, a man using a Geiger counter in a coastal town in the American west coast. The measured radiation reaches up to five times the normal level. Fact or crude forgery, official agencies have conducted new tests have announced that they had not found “danger to the public.

    http://www.prorussia.tv/Les-consequences-de-la-catastrophe-de-Fukushima-depassent-largement-les-frontieres-du-Japon-et-personne-n-en-parle_v712.html (French)

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