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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:37 pm

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer:

 "Fukushima Unit 4, the plans are in November to start removing the fuel. The question is always, ‘What’s going to keep the fuel sub-critical as you’re withdrawing it from the pool?’ That hasn’t been answered to my satisfaction yet because — although there are a lot of spent fuel assemblies in there which could achieve criticality — there are also 200 new fuel assemblies which have equivalent to a full tank of gas, let’s call it that. Those are the ones most likely to go critical first. [...]
Keep batteries fresh in your rad monitor, because you’re going to need to know what’s going on when they drop some fuel. [...]
Some pictures that were released recently show that a lot of fuel is damaged, so when they go ahead and put the grapple on it, and they pull it up, it’s going to fall apart. The boreflex has been eaten away; it doesn’t take saltwater very good."

crane collapse yesterday so they're weakening.

saltwater and radiation = bad news

go critical = Puff the Magic Dragon (again)

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:46 pm

[th]List of RADCON-5 sites:[/th]
4:713 near Omaha, NE, US2342013-09-08 05:47:00A
5:713 near Omaha, NE, US4002013-09-08 05:47:00A
[th]List of RADCON-4 sites:[/th]
5:213 near Rochester, NY, US2822013-09-08 10:24:00G
5:405 near Nashville, TN, US2192013-09-08 10:46:00G
4:408 near Montgomery, AL, US2522013-09-08 08:54:00U
5:408 near Montgomery, AL, US2902013-09-08 08:54:00U
5:410 near Knoxville, TN, US3522013-09-08 13:00:00G
5:414 near Memphis, TN, US3692013-09-08 13:22:00G
5:415 near Louisville, KY, US5142013-09-08 10:23:00G
5:423 near Birmingham, AL, US2572013-09-08 11:52:00U
4:429 near Augusta, GA, US2792013-09-08 12:54:00G
5:438 near Lexington-Fayette, KY, US3342013-09-08 09:52:00G
4:447 near Tallahassee, FL, US3212013-09-08 13:19:00U
5:447 near Tallahassee, FL, US3712013-09-08 13:19:00U
5:502 near Indianapolis, IN, US2962013-09-08 12:12:00G
5:504 near Covington, KY, US2942013-09-08 12:54:00G
4:522 near Fort Wayne, IN, US4602013-09-08 13:12:00G
5:522 near Fort Wayne, IN, US4562013-09-08 13:12:00G
4:607 near Lincoln, NE, US3502013-09-08 08:42:00G
5:607 near Lincoln, NE, US3232013-09-08 08:42:00G
4:610 near Albuquerque, NM, US3882013-09-08 12:39:00G
5:610 near Albuquerque, NM, US4272013-09-08 12:39:00G
4:622 near Fort Smith, AR, US4572013-09-08 10:29:00G
5:622 near Fort Smith, AR, US2662013-09-08 10:29:00G
5:636 near Harlingen, TX, US2532013-09-08 13:29:00U
5:715 near Des Moines, IA, US4282013-09-08 08:24:00G
5:724 near Kearney, NE, US3992013-09-08 05:15:00U
5:802 near Salt Lake City, UT, US3432013-09-08 13:08:00G
5:806 near Colorado Springs, CO, US6012013-09-08 12:32:00U
5:901 near Anchorage, AK, US972013-09-08 10:43:00U
4:923 near Bakersfield, CA, US4322013-09-08 12:31:00U
4:956 near Phoenix, AZ, US2162013-09-08 12:54:00G
5:956 near Phoenix, AZ, US3522013-09-08 12:54:00G

Edit: pretty much corresponds with the 'boiling sea' story ColonelZ posted & has been like this all weekend. I was watching the 'live cam' yesterday while listening to some old Stan Deyo interviews and caught quite a few bizarre looking 'things' emanating off and on from the cranes and towers that really, really look like they're getting a little off and on neutron 'glow'.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:19 pm

[th]List of RADCON-5 sites:[/th]
5:713 near Omaha, NE, US3342013-09-08 20:50:00

Ever changing list of 'concern' but Omaha seems to be stuck...A look at tomorrow's jet stream, consistent with today's illustrates the 'why'.

 
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PostSubject: Fukushima Melt Down, It Is Called The ‘CHINA SYNDROME’ Biggest Problem Facing Mankind (Video)   Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:30 pm

Fukushima Melt Down, It Is Called The ‘CHINA SYNDROME’ Biggest Problem Facing Mankind (Video)
Friday, September 6, 2013 6:36

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While everyone is focused on Syria, there is a much larger danger on the worlds door step. It’s the Fukushima disaster that is still in full melt down as we speak.

There is not much that can be done any more. Hundreds of thousands of people will die, if not millions. Our oceans will be contaminated for millions of years. The sea life will die off and the ecosystem will be damaged forever.

Either they cool the reactors with sea water, or the reactors melt into the center of the earth causing a major nuclear explosion the likes of which has never been seen.

[url=http://beforeitsnews.com/r2/?url=http:// http://christophereverard.com/christophereverard.com/Welcome.html]The CORES[/url]  of the Fukushima Nuclear Reactors are still dangerously hot – they are using SEA WATER to cool the reactors. Radiation is like Magnetism – everything it touches becomes radioactive and contaminated – every drop of sea water used to cool the reactors becomes contaminated. Secretly, the Japanese TEPCO corp. have been pumping billions of gallons through these cores and then flushing the contaminated water out to sea. Every drop is pure poison.



This is what is happening in the Fukushima melt down – the CORES MAY MELT INTO THE EARTH’S CRUST if they do not continue to pump billions of litres of sea water each year onto the cores. THE FUKUSHIMA PROBLEM REQUIRES INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION. It is the biggest problem facing Mankind right now. It is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than who Obama wants to bomb this week… Fukushima will not go away.



If these Fukushima cores melt down it is called the ‘CHINA SYNDROME’ within the Nuclear Industry. That is, that if they stop cooling the cores with billions of gallons of sea-water, then the cores will heat up the bedrock and become a seething hot mass which will begin to sink directly into the Earth’s core – supposedly burning all the way through to ‘China’… That is what will happen if the billions of gallons of sea-water are stopped from being pumped into these cores. 







However, the off-flow of contaminated water will eventually poison and kill all living creatures in the Pacific ocean. Mass deaths of fish and seals and birds are already being reported. 



The options are narrow, to say the least. If the cores are allowed to heat up, then they will bore and melt their way to the GROUND WATER within the earth’s crust and a giant NUCLEAR EXPLOSION WILL TAKE PLACE – plus, of course, the fresh ground water of the entire region of northern Japan will become contaminated.



I am sure, after having analysed the situation through the Japanese news sources, that this is the ‘Catch 22′ we are facing – and that the Japanese government need to develop some cutting-edge technology now to get those cores cooled down without contaminating the entire Pacific ocean.
 


There are already six nuclear cores rotting on the seabed from old Russian and American military submarines – another four cores washed into the ocean will probably send the ecological balance on a downward spiral. Residents of Hawaii and the West Coast of USA should take extra care in what they choose to eat from the sea. 


 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:10 pm

" The options are narrow, to say the least. If the cores are allowed to heat up, then they will bore and melt their way to the GROUND WATER within the earth’s crust and a giant NUCLEAR EXPLOSION WILL TAKE PLACE – plus, of course, the fresh ground water of the entire region of northern Japan will become contaminated."

The Nuclear explosions are already taking place. They're 'corium quakes' that have a seismic signature identical to that of a subterranean nuclear test. There's an example of one earlier in the thread. They've already admitted that 3 separate 100 ton blobs of corium are 'on the loose' and have been for awhile now.

The russians have countless reactors on the ocean floor that are a ticking timebomb...

"The catalogue of waste dumped at sea by the Soviets, according to documents seen by Bellona, and which were today released by the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, includes some 17,000 containers of radioactive waste, 19 ships containing radioactive waste, 14 nuclear reactors, including five that still contain spent nuclear fuel; 735 other pieces of radiactively contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with its two reactors loaded with nuclear fuel."

http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2012/Russia_reveals_dumps

But, that was the Soviet Union so no one is taking responsible. The Russian Federation is not the USSR.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:44 pm

[th]Early symptoms of radiation sickness[/th][th]Later symptoms of radiation sickness*[/th]
 Mild exposure (1-2 Gy)Moderate exposure (2-6 Gy)Severe exposure (6-8 Gy)Very severe exposure (8-10 Gy or higher)
Nausea and vomitingWithin 6 hoursWithin 2 hoursWithin 1 hourWithin 10 minutes
Diarrhea--Within 8 hoursWithin 3 hoursWithin 1 hour
Headache--Within 24 hoursWithin 4 hoursWithin 2 hours
Fever--Within 3 hoursWithin 1 hourWithin 1 hour
Dizziness and disorientation-- --Within 1 weekImmediate 
Weakness, fatigue Within 4 weeksWithin 1-4 weeksWithin 1 weekImmediate 
Hair loss, bloody vomit and stools, infections, poor wound healing, low blood pressure--Within 1-4 weeksWithin 1 weekImmediate
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/radiation-sickness/DS00432/DSECTION=symptoms

"Gundersen: Medical doctors ordered to not tell patients their problems are related to Fukushima radiation — Of course they’re going to say nobody died."



They have socialized medicine, I.e. Obamacare, hence the politicians can dictate to the medical doctors.


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PostSubject: Tritium Levels Spike At Stricken Fukushima Nuclear Plant   Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:58 am



Tritium Levels Spike At Stricken Fukushima Nuclear Plant

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said levels of tritium – considered one of the least harmful radioactive elements – spiked more than 15 times in groundwater near a leaked tank at the facility over three days this week. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said tritium levels in water taken from a well
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:59 pm

Thanks colonelz. Unit 4 has 'settled' by as much as 7'. Worse yet she's not sinking uniformly, getting a bit of a tower of pisa look. Thats an overstatement but in a industry measured in thousandths of an inch a foundation settling 7' in one corner and 5' in another with a mix in between is more akin to something from 'Godzilla vs Mothra'; not real world scenarios. 

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Thanks GZ. Now that I'm as irritated as an outhouse rat, this is another example of bioaccumulation. Spring has mentioned it as well in his Norcal fire thread. If sodobamacare isn't defunded in a couple of weeks very few doctors will even tell their patients they're dying of radiation exposure.

If you believe The HOLY BIBLE is the WORD OF GOD, explain all the errors in radio-carbon dating the Earth!!! ?????? The problem isn't in the WORD OF GOD or the science for that matter.

There is ONE (1) thing that skews radio-carbon dating: RADIATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Think a rock is a billion years old??? TRY AGAIN LOSER IT WAS IRRADIATED PRE-FLOOD!!! Hence The LORD sent the flood to rectify the situation for the time being.

Any 7-11 slurpee cup in the FUKU region of Japan will test a million years old at this point and every Cal Berkeley prof will do his or her best to explain the Styrofoam.....yadda yadda yadda........gotta keep my gov't grant(s)........blah blah blah.....yadda yadda yadda!

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Don't listen to us on this... listen to these guys. Surely this will just expand in area.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:10 pm

KA-CHING!!!! That was the sound of GZ, quietobserver, and myself for simply replying, all going on yet another gubment watch list.

While we are talking about grants . . . just mention climate change in your grant proposal and you're golden.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:19 pm

Agreed GZ. Worldwide keibash. ....and speaking truth online will be a felony if j. Goebbels Carney gets his way. Blogger equates to lacking fascist stamp of approval. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Only thing I disagree with is the nippers were clearly working pluto and tritium; not The big U. Hence the "new" leaks are the original tanks catching the tritium bleedoff.Irrelevant at this point because this things gonna drop the deuce soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:01 am

Blowing radioactive particulate for a couple of days now. (mysterious black smoke) Next week's going to be ALERT levels out the wazzoo. At least when Russia gets around to invading Alaska they'll be doing so in rad suits.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:51 pm

Looks like it faired the wind & waves fairly well GZ. More water to add to the swamp its sitting on now though & it will drain down from the mountiains as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Yikes there's a problem of sorts if you follow this mess day to day. The worker's on the live-camera shots were wearing $5.00 disposable Tyvek suits (which do offer quite a bit of protection):

http://disposable-garments.com/shop/new-tyvek/tyvek-coveralls-hood-boot/

ARE NOW wearing FULL DEMRON gear that goes for $1,800 per suit and mean serious business.

http://www.kicanadastore.com/product.php?id_product=41
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:04 pm

Gundersen: Fukushima reactors essentially sitting in mud — Soil could ‘disappear’ during quake & bring structures down

Posted By: NaturalWisdom
Date: Tuesday, 17-Sep-2013 15:01:49

The post-typhoon news that is starting to trickle in from Fukushima...

Gundersen: Fukushima reactor buildings essentially now sitting in mud — Soil could ‘disappear’ during quake and bring structures down with it; That can result from what Tepco’s doing to groundwater
Energy News
Sep 17, 2013

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If they build and keep the water in, they risk changing the seismic characteristics of the building, and that’s not a good thing […] something called liquefaction — when you have water and soil together and you shake it just right – the soil essentially disappears, taking buildings with it.

http://bit.ly/153KHGX
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:15 pm

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Typhoon_Forces_Dumping_of_Radioactive_Water_at_Fukushima/28905/0/0/0/Y/M.html
Typhoon Forces Dumping of Radioactive Water at Fukushima
September 16, 2013
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Source: Common Dreams


TEPCO officials indicate measures were taken to avoid worse disaster, but it remains unclear how much water was pumped into ocean
As Typhoon Man-Yi crashed into Japan on Monday with heavy winds and rain, the owners of the Fukushima nuclear power plant were forced to hurriedly pump rising levels of stored radioactive water into the ocean in order to fend off the threat of a further disaster.

Ahead of the storm's landfall, fears were that high winds and rising waters could further destabilize the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant which sits on the coast northeast of Tokyo.
Though the storm battered southern prefectures of the island nation, sparking flash floods and mudslides in Saitama, Fukui, and Kyoto—Fukushima did not take a direct hit as was feared over the weekend.
However, as heavy rains continued throughout the day, the water storage areas that blanket the area around the Fukushima plant came under threat.
And as Channel NewsAsia reports:
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[TEPCO] workers were pumping out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater.
"But we decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall after we monitored levels of radiation," TEPCO spokesman Yo Koshimizu said.
According to the spokesman, one litre of the water contained up to 24 becquerels of strontium and other radioactive materials -- below the 30 becquerel per litre safety limit imposed by Japanese authorities for a possible release to the environment.
However, it was unknown how much water was released to sea under the "emergency measure," Koshimizu said.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Scary stuff! Videos from Japan and New Zealand liquefaction. I can easily see Fukushima going underground in another big earthquake.





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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:40 pm

EPA RAISING THE LIMITS!!!

http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/07/epa-nukes-radiation-rules/all/1/

EPA Nukes Radiation Rules*

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EPA Nukes Radiation RulesNews Commentary

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft EPA “Protective Action Guide” (PAG), posted on its website April 15, allows hundreds to thousands of times more radiation in disasters than the agency had previously allowed. Americans have until Monday, July 15 to comment* even though the EPA made the new PAG effective immediately.

According to EPA’s own data, the new PAGs will result in exponentially higher radiation-induced fatal cancers than the current goal of one in ten thousand to one in a million Americans.

In various exposure scenarios listed in the report, depending on which radionuclide, the resultant cancer rates would claim several out of ten, one in eight, one in six – even as low as one in 1.7.

The EPA PAG’s justification for these astronomically higher numbers is that during a disaster like a nuclear meltdown, a terrorist ‘dirty bomb,’ or a nuclear detonation, all limits currently for radiation exposure in air, water, food and soil are targets for revision.

“These PAGs are basically admitting that contamination levels could be so high from such an event that they may not be able to be cleaned up to existing standards such as the drinking water contamination levels,” says Maryland-based Nuclear Information and Resource Service. “Thus, EPA would permit unacceptably high radiation risks at each of the stages after nuclear disaster without even suggesting any steps to prevent or minimize the potential disasters.”

Depending on the radionuclide, the increased limit eclipse’s EPA’s long-established levels. Those limits were created in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

Various draft PAG exposure scenarios utilizing the EPA’s own numbers show fatal cancers at levels hundreds to thousands of times higher than with CERCLA at Superfund cleanup sites across the country.

EPA says that their PAG does not affect Superfund sites across the country. But what the PAG does do, albeit in a non-binding advisory fashion, is create vastly loosened limits for domestic nuclear meltdowns and radiation waste accidents including during transportation. “Mobile Chernobyls” as anti-nuclear activists call them, would be exempt from strict radiation limits.

So would any number of private industry nuclear emergencies including pharmaceutical fires. First responders from firefighters to police and National Guard will use the EPA’s PAG extreme radiation limits to gauge the risk to its own personnel. They in turn will use these life-threatening levels to advise the public.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:43 pm

There is more info on this plant somewhere... I lost it.

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11422
As We Predicted; Typhoon Causes Landslide At Monju Nuclear Reactor
September 16th, 2013 | Add a Comment
Groupings of nuclear reactors in Fukui prefecture, Japan are at high risk for landslides. In our research into the risks of the Oi nuclear plant we found that landslides posed a considerable risk to that plant’s ability to operate and respond to a disaster. Tsuruga and Monju nuclear plants have similar terrain. High steep hills with typically one road in and out of the plant create a bottle neck. One landslide blocking that road means no access to the nuclear plant. Protesters were able to exploit this flaw last year and prevented any entry to the Oi nuclear plant. Officials had to send in the needed workers and regulators to restart the plant by boat. That was only possible due to good weather and only involved sending in a handful of personnel.
This is what happened at the Monju reactor today. Typhoon #18 that passed over Honshu in the last 24 hours caused a landslide at Monju. Access to the plant has been blocked and the automated reactor data system lost transmission function.
Now add such a landslide and blocked access to a nuclear plant with an accident at the plant. Equipment and staff can not enter the plant. Instant disaster.
The one road into the Oi nuclear plant

Monju reactor terrain

 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:48 pm

MORE AT LINK:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-real-fukushima-danger-failure-of-fuel-pools-could-trigger-worldwide-radiation/5349850

The REAL Fukushima Danger: Failure of Fuel Pools Could Trigger Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
By Washington's Blog
Global Research, September 14, 2013
Washington's Blog
Region: Asia
Theme: Environment



The fact that the Fukushima reactors have been leaking huge amounts of radioactive water ever since the 2011 earthquake is certainly newsworthy.  As are the facts that:

  • Tepco doesn’t know how to stop the leaks


  • Scientists have no idea where the cores of the nuclear reactors are


  • Radiation could hit Korea, China and the West Coast of North America fairly hard

But the real problem is that the idiots who caused this mess are probably about to cause a much bigger problem.
Specifically, the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima.
If one of the pools collapsed or caught fire, it could have severe adverse impacts not only on Japan … but the rest of the world, including the United States.   Indeed, a Senator called it a national security concern for the U.S.:
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The radiation caused by the failure of the spent fuel pools in the event of another earthquake could reach the West Coast within days. That absolutely makes the safe containment and protection of this spent fuel a security issue for the United States.
Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen and physician Helen Caldicott have both said that people should evacuate the Northern Hemisphere if one of the Fukushima fuel pools collapses. Gundersen said:
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Move south of the equator if that ever happened, I think that’s probably the lesson there.


Former U.N. adviser Akio Matsumura calls removing the radioactive materials from the Fukushima fuel pools “an issue of human survival”.
So the stakes in decommissioning the fuel pools are high, indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:50 pm

http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2011052717190000.html
Nuclear Radiation Affects Baby Gender

Published: May 27, 2011. By Springer
http://www.springer.com
Ionizing radiation is not without danger to human populations. Indeed, exposure to nuclear radiation leads to an increase in male births relative to female births, according to a new study by Hagen Scherb and Kristina Voigt from the Helmholtz Zentrum München. Their work shows that radiation from atomic bomb testing before the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963, the Chernobyl accident, and from living near nuclear facilities, has had a long-term negative effect on the ratio of male to female human births (sex odds). Their work is published in the June issue of Springer's journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Ionizing radiation from nuclear activity is known to have mutagenic properties and is therefore likely to have detrimental reproductive effects. It is thought that it may cause men to father more sons and mothers to give birth to more girls. Scherb and Voigt look at the long-term effects of radiation exposure on sex odds - a unique genetic indicator that may reveal differences in seemingly normal as well as adverse pregnancy outcomes between maternal exposure and paternal exposure. In particular, they focus on sex odds data with respect to global atmospheric atomic bomb test fallout in Western Europe and the US, fallout due to nuclear accidents in the whole of Europe, and radioactive releases from nuclear facilities under normal operating conditions in Switzerland and Germany.

Their analyses show a significant gender gap in all three cases:

  • Increases in male births relative to female births in Europe and the US between 1964-1975 are a likely consequence of the globally emitted and dispersed atmospheric atomic bomb test fallout, prior to the test ban in 1963, that affected large human populations overall after a certain delay.
  • There was a significant jump of sex odds in Europe in the year 1987 following Chernobyl, whereas no such similar effect was seen in the US, which was less exposed to the consequences of the catastrophe.
  • Among populations living in the proximity of nuclear facilities (within 35km or 22 miles), the sex odds also increased significantly in both Germany and Switzerland during the running periods of those facilities.

Taken together these findings show a long-term, dose-dependent impact of radiation exposure on human sex odds, proving cause and effect. What is less clear is whether this increase in male births relative to female births is the result of a reduced frequency of female births or an increased number of male births. The authors estimate that the deficit of births and the number of stillborn or impaired children after the global releases of ionizing radiation amount to several millions globally.

Scherb and Voigt conclude: "Our results contribute to disproving the established and prevailing belief that radiation-induced hereditary effects have yet to be detected in human populations. We find strong evidence of an enhanced impairment of humankind's genetic pool by artificial ionizing radiation."

Reference
Scherb H & Voigt K (2011). The human sex odds at birth after the atmospheric atomic bomb tests, after Chernobyl, and in the vicinity of nuclear facilities. Environmental Science and Pollution Research; DOI 10.1007/s11356-011-0462-z
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:06 pm

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Radiation affects much more than that. This video from 2003 will rip your heart out. I saw it about 6 or 7 years ago. It's probably worse over in Russia now than it was then. This is just a sample of what Fukushima could become X10.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:52 am

Monju is a breeder reactor. Mostly de-fueled and SUPPOSEDLY in cold shutdown for 2 or 3 years now. The landslides severed the fiber optic line transmitting data from the plant to Tokyo.

Supposedly all's well but they've got a bridge they'd like to sell down the coast.

Fukushima on the other hand is a forgone conclusion. WHEN not IF
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PostSubject: if the rods get too close to each other, they can still fire up again   Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:33 am

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Gundersen: They’ve admitted that all the boron has disintegrated in between spent fuel at Fukushima — It can cause a nuclear chain reaction if rods get too close together in pool (AUDIO)

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Title: Fukushima with Arnie Gundersen
Source: KZYX’s Renewable Energy Hour
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Date: Sept. 9, 2013

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Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education:

Tokyo Electric has admitted that the boron between these fuel cells — there’s a boron wafer in between the fuel to prevent something called an inadvertent criticality, you can have a nuclear chain reaction in the fuel pool, and that’s not a good thing — but they’ve admitted that all the boron has disintegrated.

So the only thing preventing a chain reaction from occurring […] in the fuel racks themselves, is the fact they put all sorts of boron in the water.

But if the rods get too close to each other, they can still fire up again and create a chain reaction in the nuclear fuel pool.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:12 am

"They’ve admitted that all the boron has disintegrated in between spent fuel at Fukushima — It can cause a nuclear chain reaction if rods get too close together in pool"

That's why they've been injecting boron into their cooling water for 2 and a half years now.

edit to add: not trying to be sarcastic


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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:14 am

ALAS the French saved the world.........

Fukushima : France rushes 95 tonnes of boron to Japan

PARIS, March 17, 2011 (AFP) - France on Thursday will send a plane carrying 95 tonnes of boron, an element that dampens radiation, to help Japan tackle the crisis at the Fukushima power plant, Energy and Industry Minister Eric Besson said.
A first plane carrying 95 tonnes of boron was leaving early Thursday, Besson told France 2 television. He did not specify whether the plane was carrying boron, an element that absorbs neutrons, in powder or liquid form.
Besson said that France had offered the boron on Saturday, the day after Japan's biggest earthquake on record struck but “either they didn't think it was useful or they didn't have the time to reply.”Japanese military helicopters were on Thursday dumping tonnes of water onto the Fukushima plant in a bid to cover nuclear fuel rods stored in a deep tank.
Water levels in the pool have fallen to dangerous levels through evaporation, exposing the fuel rods to the risk of a temperature rise that could cause them to catch fire.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php/world-news/5637-fukushima--france-rushes-95-tonnes-of-boron-to-japan
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PostSubject: you slept through a nuclear war? review of NukAlert™   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:25 am

http://www.1913intel.com/2013/09/18/amazon-com-joe-glotzs-review-of-nukalert-nuclear-radiation-detector/


Amazon.com: Joe Glotz’s nuclear radiation detector
By Matt On September 18, 2013 · In EMP, Nuclear

What if you slept through a nuclear war? You live a couple of hours from a big city. If all the big cities in the US get obliterated one night, then how would you know? You might wake up at around 6:00AM and notice that nothing worked, but have no clue as to what has happened. Daylight hits and you can see massive amounts of smoke and dust high in the air. Finally, you get a clue that something big has happened. In the mean time, you just got a fatal dose of radiation.

It would help a lot if you had a radiation detector that was also EMP shielded. That’s where NukAlert comes in. This is an inexpensive radiation detector that will let you know if you are in danger from radiation exposure. Also, it can withstand an EMP attack. However, Joe Glotz gave us his review of the NukAlert that causes some concern. See the review below and the response from the manufacturer.

Bought one of these as a gift. The recipient, a physicist, tested it using a number of known sources. Despite the fact that it clicks reassuringly it simply does not alert on sources up to 1 R/hr. Could this be a scam? Users should verify that theirs works before relying on it for protection from nuclear accident…

[Response from NukAlert]

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At higher dangerous levels it responds immediately and at lower levels it takes a couple minutes, as detailed in tech brief on nukalert.com…

“The response time required for the NukAlert™ to begin alarming and achieve its final alarm indication is an inverse function of the radiation intensity. The response is also exponential. For example it may take 1 minute to reach 63% of the final alarm reading, another minute to reach 86%, another minute to reach 95%, etc. In a 1R/hr field the unit should begin chirping in less than 1 minute, and reach the 4 chirp final response level expected of at 1R/hr within 5 minutes. Though this seems like a long time, the user has an indication of the hazard fairly quickly and the total absorbed dose is less than 0.1R. The response is a bit slower with weaker fields and faster with stronger fields. The NukAlert™ is about twice as sensitive to the midrange gamma energies expected in a nuclear fallout situation than it is to low energy X-rays (below 70KVp), or high energy gamma (above 1 MeV). The printed calibration label defines the approximate response to 660 KeV gamma photons from Cesium 137. The unit function may be easily verified by radiation from a dental x-ray machine. Position the unit as if it were a bite wing film and set the machine for a typical molar bite wing exposure.”

Your physicist might need to of only exposed the NukAlert for a little longer at the lower intensities to have seen it perform as advertised.

Disclosure; We are the manufacturer of the NukAlert.

You can buy it here if interested: Amazon.com: NukAlert™ nuclear radiation detector / monitor (keychain attachable) alarm: Sports & Outdoors

Amazon.com: Joe Glotz’s review of NukAlert™ nuclear radiation detector …
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:48 am

Everything I pray you never need can be found here:

http://www.ki4u.com/products1.php

They're stuff seems pretty good quality wise. I have a friend who is a radiologist who did a bit of testing and assures me its decent stuff. Stickers and triage card work very well. (progressively darkened while left in/near the radiography machine)

Everything's fine sir, won't hurt a bit, lay down right here while I leave the room to get behind the lead wall with the doctor.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:03 pm

Exhibiting signs of structural failure numerous places. Crane failure, fractures appearing in steel cross member bracings, workers reporting severe foundation cracking, radiation rapidly increasing, and the steam rate is increasing meaning more solid cooled fuel converting to molten corium and escaping the building. I'm worried another large blob of corium will make it just below the foundation, overheat, cause a 'corium quake' and the whole site will suffer liquefaction.

Its about time to start poking this turkey with the thermometer because its almost cooked.

I wonder what the world's reaction will be because everyone else knows good and well Japan, as well as the US is ignoring the situation. Those are GE reactors mind you. Instead of flying 100 reactor certified scientists/operators to assist they FLEW IN 100 LAWYERS to Tokyo.


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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:27 pm

Yeah Jem good reminder. Its in one of the links I posted as well. Diatomaceous Earth has many uses too.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:59 pm

"Japanese authorities ignored US calls to contain contaminated water at the stricken Fukushima power plant in 2008, officials told media. The revelation comes as the Japanese battle to stem radioactive water leaks flooding into the sea from the facility."

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-ignored-radioactive-water-warnings-057/


Notice anything? I've asked for clarification. I'll post if/when I receive it. The site has had some serious historical issues, but nothing that would precipitate slipping something like THAT in the discussion.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Here are some easy reading points listed in previously linked articles:

#1 :Mix 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1 cup of sea salt (not regular salt) , 1 cup baking soda and 1 cup of sesame oil , & 2 tablespoons of ginger with hot water in standard bathtub. Soak for 20 minutes and pat dry

An antioxidant compound called anthocyanin, found in wild blueberries, is shown to protect against radiation damage and slow down cellular aging

selenium, Siberian Ginseng, and medicinal mushrooms

For radiation protection via antioxidants, take vitamins A, C, E, and the trace mineral selenium. Vitamin E and selenium work synergistically to protect cells against radiation by increasing levels of glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in onions and citrus, which is a powerful antioxidant with DNA protective effects(Quercetin also found in many sports supplements. Lance Armstrong once claimed it was nearly as good as steroids & he should know)

Green tea polyphenols and resveratrol

chlorella

Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system,” they say. Try a combination of kale, spinach, carrot, cucumber and a bit or ginger and parsley.

Exercise: It gets the heart pumping, which circulates blood, moving toxins out of the body. It also encourages perspiration, which decreases toxins, and makes you thirsty, so you’ll drink more water.

Contrast Therapy Shower: Dr. Nancy Steely, a licensed Naturopathic Physician, recommends this shower to increase circulation and detoxify the body: Take a hot shower for 1-2 minutes, then turn the hot water down (or off) and stand under the cold water for 10-20 seconds. Follow this with 1-2 minutes of hot water, then another 10-20 seconds of cold water. Repeat once more, ending with cold water, and step out and dry vigorously.

supplements:

http://www.iherb.com/p/19197

http://www.iherb.com/p/29330

Products obtainable via Steve Quayle's linked partner or whatever the appropriate term:

http://www.purestcolloids.com/mesoiridium.php

http://www.purestcolloids.com/mesozinc.php
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:45 pm

"Quercetin. Lance Armstrong once claimed it was nearly as good as steroids & he should know"

Ba-da, Bing. band  lol! 


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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:39 pm

M5.3 - 19km ESE of Ishikawa, Japan 2013-09-19 17:25:09 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000jw8u#summary

Twenty some nm from the plant. It was audible and visible on the cameras.
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PostSubject: Warnings the worst is yet to come at Fukushima — Deep underneath nuclear plant a massive pool of contamination is believed to be heading toward Pacific Ocean   Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:14 am

TV: Warnings the worst is yet to come at Fukushima — Deep underneath nuclear plant a massive pool of contamination is believed to be heading toward Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)


Published: September 20th, 2013 at 9:09 am ET 
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Title: Fukushima leak questions handling of nuclear plant crisis
Source: ABC News (Australia)
Date: Sept. 19, 2013



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MARK WILLACY, REPORTER: Atsunao Marui is one of Japan’s top groundwater scientists and a member of a panel set up by TEPCO and the Government to try to find ways of managing Fukushima’s growing reservoir of radioactive water. He says putting the nuclear plant on this stretch of coast in the first place was inviting disaster.



ATSUNAO MARUI, GROUNDWATER SCIENTIST(voiceover translation): A river used to flow right where the turbine and reactor buildings are now standing, so the groundwater is flowing very fast through there and it’s spreading the contamination. The company should have known this could happen.

WILLACY: But there are warnings the worst is yet to come because it’s believed that deep beneath the nuclear plant is a massive underground pool of contaminated water which is slowly making its way towards the sea.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Rose jogged my memory that we'd never discussed this in the Fukushima thread.

Bq, or the measure of radiation is short for Becquerel; allegedly named after Antoine Becquerel (later chose to go by Henri). Howard Stanton Levey, a very bad man and founder of the 'church' of satan, CHOSE the name Anton/Antoine when he renamed himself. Its funny how both 'satanists' and musloids rename themselves after finding satan. Its also ironic that the autocorrect just capitalized 'satanist' until I inserted the ' '.

Anyway, according to Enoch the 9th Watcher, who taught the stars, was named Baraqel.

Bq is much like 'nuclear'. For whatever reason nuke-you-luhrr rolls off the tongue easily, nuke-lee-uhrr does not. Bq is the same way, its more often pronounced bear-uh-kel than beck-uhrr-L.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:56 pm

I'm still dealing with Roentgens. Don't even understand why they had to go and change it anyway. Roentgens always worked just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:51 pm

YAHTZEE

My opinion:

1. To confuse and hide data from men such as yourself and many others. You have an established reputation and knowledge base. Change the data and benchmarks and people like you are much less likely to spend the time and energy to wrap your arms around what's transpiring. The half-life of this $tuff is basically forever in biological terms so you'll run out of energy LONG before it will.


2. To pay homage to the aforementioned 'watcher' in exchange for the tech (knowledge). Tit for Tat.




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I'm still dealing with Roentgens. Don't even understand why they had to go and change it anyway. Roentgens always worked just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:10 am

WOWSERS. While we were sleeping....
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PostSubject: Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”   Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”


The world community must now take charge at Fukushima
By Harvey Wasserman
Global Research, September 20, 2013


We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own.

Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima.

The one thing certain about this crisis is that Tepco does not have the scientific, engineering or financial resources to handle it. Nor does the Japanese government. The situation demands a coordinated worldwide effort of the best scientists and engineers our species can muster.

Why is this so serious?

We already know that thousands of tons of heavily contaminated water are pouring through the Fukushima site, carrying a devil’s brew of long-lived poisonous isotopes into the Pacific. Tuna irradiated with fallout traceable to Fukushima have already been caught off the coast of California. We can expect far worse.

Tepco continues to pour more water onto the proximate site of three melted reactor cores it must somehow keep cool.Steam plumes indicate fission may still be going on somewhere underground. But nobody knows exactly where those cores actually are.

Much of that irradiated water now sits in roughly a thousand huge but fragile tanks that have been quickly assembled and strewn around the site. Many are already leaking. All could shatter in the next earthquake, releasing thousands of tons of permanent poisons into the Pacific.

The water flowing through the site is also undermining the remnant structures at Fukushima, including the one supporting the fuel pool at Unit Four.

More than 6,000 fuel assemblies now sit in a common pool just 50 meters from Unit Four. Some contain plutonium. The pool has no containment over it. It’s vulnerable to loss of coolant, the collapse of a nearby building, another earthquake, another tsunami and more.

Overall, more than 11,000 fuel assemblies are scattered around the Fukushima site. According to long-time expert and former Department of Energy official Robert Alvarez, there is more than 85 times as much lethal cesium on site as was released at Chernobyl.

Radioactive hot spots continue to be found around Japan. There are indications of heightened rates of thyroid damage among local children.

The immediate bottom line is that those fuel rods must somehow come safely out of the Unit Four fuel pool as soon as possible.

Just prior to the 3/11/11 earthquake and tsunami that shattered the Fukushima site, the core of Unit Four was removed for routine maintenance and refueling. Like some two dozen reactors in the US and too many more around the world, the General Electric-designed pool into which that core now sits is 100 feet in the air.


Spent fuel must somehow be kept under water. It’s clad in zirconium alloy which will spontaneously ignite when exposed to air. Long used in flash bulbs for cameras, zirconium burns with an extremely bright hot flame.

 Each uncovered rod emits enough radiation to kill someone standing nearby in a matter of minutes. A conflagration could force all personnel to flee the site and render electronic machinery unworkable.

According to Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with forty years in an industry for which he once manufactured fuel rods, the ones in the Unit 4 core are bent, damaged and embrittled to the point of crumbling. Cameras have shown troubling quantities of debris in the fuel pool, which itself is damaged.

The engineering and scientific barriers to emptying the Unit Four fuel pool are unique and daunting, says Gundersen. But it must be done to 100% perfection.

Should the attempt fail, the rods could be exposed to air and catch fire, releasing horrific quantities of radiation into the atmosphere. The pool could come crashing to the ground, dumping the rods together into a pile that could fission and possibly explode. The resulting radioactive cloud would threaten the health and safety of all us.


Chernobyl’s first 1986 fallout reached California within ten days. Fukushima’s in 2011 arrived in less than a week. A new fuel fire at Unit 4 would pour out a continuous stream of lethal radioactive poisons for centuries.

 Former Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata says full-scale releases from Fukushima “would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.”

Neither Tokyo Electric nor the government of Japan can go this alone. There is no excuse for deploying anything less than a coordinated team of the planet’s best scientists and engineers.

We have two months or less to act.


For now, we are petitioning the United Nations and President Obama to mobilize the global scientific and engineering community to take charge at Fukushima and the job of moving these fuel rods to safety.

 You can sign the petition at: http://www.nukefree.org/crisis-fukushima-4-petition-un-us-global-response

If you have a better idea, please follow it. But do something and do it now.

The clock is ticking. The hand of global nuclear disaster is painfully close to midnight.Harvey Wasserman is Senior Editor of the Columbus Free Press and Free Press. He edits Nuke Free.

For now, we are petitioning the United Nations and President Obama to mobilize the global scientific and engineering community to take charge at Fukushima and the job of moving these fuel rods to safety.
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