From the Japanese “blog of waiting Chan” comes the news that xenon-133 and xenon-135 have been detected at the Fukushima Daiichi gas management facility.
Iodine-135 Xenon-135 is generated in a nuclear reactor from the radioactive decay of tellurium-135, a fission product. Xe-135 is the most powerful neutron absorber known, and this process extinguishes a nuclear reaction. This is known as the iodine pit.
Also, radioactive silver-110m has been found. This comes from melted control rods. Its boiling point is 2162 degrees C, so it is clear that very high temperatures are involved. This isotope Ag-110m bioaccumulates at a rate far above that of cesium, according to Prof. Satoshi Mori. It has an affinity for the Kupffer cells of the liver.
Cobalt-60 and manganese-54 have also been detected. These are activation products which result from neutron radiation of building materials.
Clearly, a massive criticality has occurred. And it is NOT coming from the underground coriums, but rather the aboveground sources of radioactivity such as the spent fuel pools. These have FAR more radioactivity in them than the nuclear fuel which has burrowed underground.
This is yet another criticality in the latest round of radioactive emissions which commenced in February. It is going in cycles, where the fuel heats up, releases radiation, and then Xe-135 extinguishes it, and it starts all over again. Every stage in the cycle is worse than the last one.
The release from the spent fuel pools is what Akio Matsumura, Arnie Gundersen, and others have been warning about, if another large earthquake hit Japan. It would mean the end of the Northern Hemisphere. But it is happening anyway without the earthquake, as radiation degrades the spent fuel pool structures, and other structures, causing metal fatigue, corrosion, and failure. And Tepco’s Three Stooges incompetence is speeding it up.
It looks like California is in the crosshairs, rather than the Pacific Northwest, at least to begin with.
This is it, folks.