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PostSubject: ‘Nuclear Slaves’ At Fukushima – Dead Men Walking (Video)   Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:53 am

‘Nuclear Slaves’ At Fukushima – Dead Men Walking (Video)
Friday, November 1, 2013 5:57


(Before It's News)
By Susan Duclos


So much focus has been on the level of radiation spewed by the crippled Fukushima plant, the radioactive water killing the Pacific ocean as hundreds of tons get dumped into it every day, the effects seen in the ocean life, the spread to Canada and the US, but not much is being said about the workers being forced to work at the devastated plant, literally being made into “nuclear slaves.”


ENENews highlights these workers and how thousands of unemployed Japanese workers were tricked into being on the front lines. The other day we saw a video, by Reuters on workers being exploited and I’ll add that video again at the very end of the article, but some of the quotes are heartbreaking


“You can’t escape” — “They kept me in a shed” — “There’s nowhere else to go… Everyone is stuck” — “You’re brainwashed” — “After a few days, they’re thrown away”


Enforcers used to keep these “nuclear slaves” from complaining or leaving the jobs until their “labor brokers” are paid off, at which time the workers are most likely dead men walking anyway.


Now the news they are going to need foreign workers. I can see the job advertisement now, “Nuclear slaves needed, apply here.”


Where are the screaming human rights activists now? 




 


 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:06 pm

“We’ve opened a door to hell” at Fukushima plant, and may never be able to close it — Radio Host: You mean that even with robots they don’t know where the 3 reactor cores are? 


Title: Discussing Fukushima
Source: Art Bell’s Dark Matter
Date: Oct. 29, 2013

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Paul Gunter, nuclear power industry watchdog at Beyond Nuclear: We’ve got 3 reactors, the cores have left the vessel. They’ve burned through the bottom of the vessel. We don’t really know where they are, because the radioactive environment even fries robots that Tepco’s been trying to send in there. They have been sending very innovative robotic machinery and sensors in there to get a picture, to get a reading, and these things don’t return. We have opened a door to hell that cannot be easily closed — if ever. We’ve got those 3 cores that are melting, they could be somewhere in the concrete base mat burning their way through, they could have already burned through and entered into the ground. They hopefully have formed a huge solid ‘elephant’s foot’ of highly radioactive material.
Art Bell, host: You mean that even with robotic help, they don’t know where the cores are?
Gunter: Correct. We’ve got 3 molten cores that we don’t have a status report on.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:49 pm

If you use BitTorrent you can download the Art Bell show referenced in the posting above this one. Link is below and this is a PRIVATE tracker so you have to register to use it but it's free to do so. They depend on donations to stay alive. If you don't have a BitTorrent program, uTorrent is pretty easy to use. http://www.utorrent.com/

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
John McAfee will discuss lots of things
Paul Gunter will discuss Fukushima

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John McAfee

Art Bell Page
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Website
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Bio
John McAfee was born in the UK and raised in the United States.

He has been employed by NASA's Institute for Space Studies, Univac, Xerox, Computer Sciences Corporation and Lockheed. While employed by Lockheed in the 1980s, McAfee received a copy of the Pakistani Brain computer virus and began developing software to combat viruses. In 1987 McAfee founded McAfee Associates, a computer anti-virus company. Around two years later, he quit Lockheed and began working full-time at McAfee Associates,  He remained with the company he created until 1994.

He continues his entrepreneurial ways to this day with various tech related ventures including one of his latest, D-central, a pocket-sized device that would, in theory, make it difficult for governmental agencies to snoop on your online activities by creating so-called floating networks.




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Paul Gunter will discuss Fukushima

Art Bell Page
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Website
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Paul Gunter is a lead spokesperson in nuclear reactor hazards and security concerns.He acts as the regulatory watchdog over the U.S.Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry.

He is a 2008 recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award from the Tides Foundation for environmental activism for his work on the nuclear power and climate change issue. He has appeared on NBC Nightly World News, The Lehrer News Hour, BBC World News and Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now." He was a cofounder of the antinuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 to oppose the construction of the Seabrook (NH) nuclear power plant through non? violent direct action that launched the U.S. antinuclear movement.

Prior to joining Beyond Nuclear he served for 16 years as the Director of the Reactor Watchdog Project for Nuclear Information and Resource Service. An environmental activist and energy policy analyst, he has been an ardent critic of atomic power development for more than 30 years.

Paul is a New Englander who was born in Mississippi and raised in Detroit, MI.

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PostSubject: Melting’ Starfish Along West Coast Prompts Fukushima Fears   Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:47 pm

http://www.storyleak.com/melting-starfish-along-west-coast-prompts-fukushima-fears/

Video at link
‘Melting’ Starfish Along West Coast Prompts Fukushima Fears
Mikael Thalen
by Mikael Thalen
October 29th, 2013
Updated 11/01/2013 at 2:49 am
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UPDATE: MELTING STARFISH FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

Scientists are attempting to find out why one species of starfish is literally melting in the waters off of Washington state and Canada.

Biologists in Seattle took to the Puget Sound waters last weekend to collect sick and healthy sunflower starfish for testing. Several labs including one at Cornell University will examine and compare samples with Canadian specimens already being analyzed.

“We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom,” Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen said.

Whether the cause is environmental or disease related is currently unknown, but the number of melting starfish increases drastically with each passing day.

“At this time, we don’t have a good idea of what’s causing it, so we’re going to look for everything,” Christiansen said. “There are a lot of melting sea stars out there, more than even a couple days ago.”

According to Veterinarian Lesanna Lahner, the starfish specie’s condition is rapidly deteriorating, with more than half displaying the same disturbing symptoms.

“It’s concerning to hear in a short time period we’re seeing 60% of this species diseased in this area,” Lahner said.

Strangely, the symptoms have only been seen in certain areas of Washington’s Puget Sound and Canadian waters. While the verdict is still unknown, many are pointing fingers to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has continued to leak over 300 tons of highly radioactive water into the ocean every day.

As reported by investigative journalist Michael Snyder, massive evidence of Fukushima’s effect on the West Coast continues to be evident despite the silence from most western media.

Earlier this month, Canadian authorities found massively high radiation levels in sea bass, with one fish showing 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.

Plankton tested from Hawaii to the West Coast have been found to have high levels of cesium-137, with scientists in California finding the same isotopes present in 15 out of 15 Bluefin Tuna tested.

Even in light of one Canadian study that found cesium-137 present in 100 percent of carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish sold to the Canadian public, western governments have continued to import Japanese sea food.

As radiation levels rise, it is likely the EPA will continue to raise ‘acceptable levels’ of radiation in the food supply. With experts predicting a grim outlook, the best options now available are informing others while protecting one’s thyroid health from increased radiation exposure.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:05 pm

Japan’s Most Hated Outfit, TEPCO, Reports Fat Profit (From Taxpayer Bailout Money

TEPCO, the utility that serves 29 million households and businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and that owns the Fukushima nuclear power plant where three melted-down reactors are contaminating air, soil, groundwater, and seawater, an outfit famous for its lackadaisical handling of the fiasco and the parsimoniousness with which it doles out information – the most despised and ridiculed company in Japan reported earningstoday. It was a doozie.


Instead of sending it into bankruptcy court to make bondholders and stockholders pay their share, the government has bailed it (and them) out lock, stock, and barrel. And it’s still on taxpayer-funded life support. So it was good news that revenues jumped 11.8% to ¥3.2 trillion during the fiscal first half ending September 30 – blistering hot growth for a utility with 49,000 employees in a slow-or-no-growth market!


But that was about it with the good news. It wasn’t even good news. It was based exclusively on electricity rate hikes that regulators had approved to compensate the company for the costs of running fossil-fuel power plants instead of its nuclear power plants, which remain shut down. It then inflicted those higher rates on already struggling businesses and squeezed consumers.


Sign of a booming Abenomics economy? Nope. Electricity sales volume fell by 1.7% in the first half. Among the reasons, ominously: a “decrease in production activities.” Commercial use fell 1.7% and industrial use 0.5% from the already depressed levels last year. Among large-scale industrial customers, electricity sales to ferrous metals companies suffered the most, down 6.7%, followed by sales to machinery producers, down 3.8%.


Net profit for the first half soared to ¥616.2 billion ($6.2 billion), up from a steep loss last year. But the rate hikes alone, big as they’ve been, couldn’t accomplish that. So cost cuts?


TEPCO is certainly trying to cut costs in dealing with the Fukushima fiasco, mostly by cutting corners. Efforts that produce curious results. A few days ago, for example, when it didn’t put enough pumps in place to deal with the rains from the typhoon, water contaminated with highly radioactive and toxic Strontium-90 leaked once again into the ocean. Despite all these valiant efforts at cutting corners, its “ordinary expenses” rose 1.2%. 


So where did that big fat profit of ¥616.2 billion come from? Turns out, “ordinary income” was only ¥141.6 billion, up from a loss last year. Those were the rate increases. The difference? “Extraordinary Income.”


A lot of it! So TEPCO sold some fixed assets for a gain of ¥74.2 billion, fine. But then there was an interesting, and huge entry:  ¥666.2 billion ($6.7 billion). It was the amount of taxpayer bailout money TEPCO had received during the first half. Booked as income!


After some extraordinary loss items – ¥22 billion for “extraordinary loss on natural disaster” and ¥230.5 billion for “nuclear damage compensation” – net disaster-related extraordinary income amounted to ¥413.7 billion ($4.2 billion), every yen of it from taxpayers. It became part of its net profit. What a way to make money!


These kinds of shenanigans have impact. TEPCO’s stock, which traded above ¥4,000 in 2007, skittered down during the financial crisis to land at ¥2,000 by the end of 2010. After the disaster in March 2011, the stock collapsed entirely and a few months later approached ¥100 yen – a technically bankrupt company with 49,000 employees. But since the bailout funds started pouring into TEPCO’s pocket, the stock has quintupled to ¥523.


Today, the government offered a view into the future. A panel composed of lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party issued a draft report that recommended that the government, and therefore the taxpayer, step in and take control of the Fukushima cleanup and decommissioning efforts. It will be expensive and take four decades – unless the spent fuel rods in their destroyed pools ignite when the next big earthquake hits or when TEPCO screws up again, which would alter the hemisphere and eliminate any need to worry about the site.


The panel said that TEPCO must implement major internal improvements, including cost controls, and it suggested that the company may have to be broken up, partially or fully – with the good part likely going to bondholders and stockholders, and the bad part, that is Fukushima Daiichi and all associated costs and liabilities, being hung around the neck of the taxpayer.


There was urgency, the panel said. TEPCO could not manage the large amounts of groundwater that were getting contaminated daily by the reactors, and at the same time manage their decommissioning. The government would also have to figure out what to do with the nuclear waste from the site – and then pay for it as well.


The true costs of nuclear power are thus getting shuffled from the industry to the taxpayer – while bondholders and stockholders benefit.


Not a coincidence. Earlier this year, it was leaked that TEPCO had paid ¥1.8 billion ($189 million) in annual membership fees to a nuclear lobbying group in 2011, weeks after the melt-downs. The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, which lobbies for Japan’s ten mega-utilities, keeps its budget secret. This was the first time the fees seeped out, offering an idea of its annual lobbying budget – whose magnitude explains in part the overwhelming power the nuclear industry has over its regulators and governments.


That power is now being exerted on the Abe administration and the legislature – not only to slough off the costs of dealing with Fukushima but also to restart the 50 surviving reactors, against strong local and national opposition.


It's not like Japan doesn't have enough problems. Buried in the Bank of Japan’s Financial System Report is a gorgeous whitewash: if interest rates rise by 1 percentage point, it would cause ¥8 trillion ($82 billion) in losses across the banking system. Banks would be able to digest it. The system is safe. But then the report tallied up the losses of a 3 percentage-point rise. Read....  What Will It Take To Blow Up The Entire Japanese Banking System? (Not Much, According To The Bank of Japan).


http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-11-01/japan%E2%80%99s-most-hated-outfit-tepco-reports-fat-profit-taxpayer-bailout-money
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PostSubject: NEW INFO AND PICTURES OF PLUME TRAVEL IN PACIFIC   Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:56 pm

Fukushima Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets at Specific US and Canada West Coast Locations

http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-radiation-levels-will-concentrate-in-pockets-at-specific-us-and-canada-west-coast-locations/5356528

ONE WORRISOME PICTURE:
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PostSubject: 5.0 Earthquake Near Fukushima!! Tremors In Tokyo, #Blackout Still In Effect! (Video   Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:54 pm

5.0 Earthquake Near Fukushima!! Tremors In Tokyo, #Blackout Still In Effect! (Video)
Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:02
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By Susan Duclos


Yet another earthquake has hot near the already crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, which is already struggling to minimize the radiation leaks and contaminated water flowing into the Pacific ocean.


This 5.0 magnitude earthquake follows the Great earthquake and tsuamni of 2011 which devastated the nuclear plant and the subsequent 7.2 earthquake that hit near Fukushima last week, which resulted in an Internet blackout of firsthand news from the Japanese people.


Sunday’s tremors were felt as far away as Tokyo, but no casualties or damage reports were released at the time.


The news comes just ahead of one of the most dangerous nuclear cleanup operations ever attempted. Scheduled to start at the beginning of November, it will involve the careful, manual removal of 400 tons of spent nuclear fuel rods from the plant’s Reactor No. 4 – with an atomic yield greater than the Hiroshima bomb. The long and cumbersome operation will not permit even the slightest tremor, or Japan risks a catastrophe greater than Chernobyl.
 

 

 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:56 pm

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-question-all-sudden-urgency-fukushima-plant-theyre-feeling-pressure-like-one-move-away-checkmate-audio

Nuclear Engineer: The question is, why all of a sudden the urgency at Fukushima plant, what do they know? — They’re obviously feeling pressure, like it’s one move away from checkmate (AUDIO)

Published: November 1st, 2013 at 9:44 am ET
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 pm

Per US NRG SEC Ernest Moniz Fuku is "shocking" and "stunning", I guess that confirms FUKU- FUBAR is no longer conspiracy.  Promptly boarded a G4 and took the southern way home.
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PostSubject: Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:05 am

Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.



  • Part of the over one million tons of debris dispersed in the Pacific, the trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands
  • The first documented tsunami debris to reach California arrived in April 2013
  • Boats, a dock, a soccer ball, and motorcycle have all been identified on the West Coast as confirmed tsunami debris


By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 22:41 EST, 4 November 2013 | UPDATED: 05:32 EST, 5 November 2013

A floating island of debris the size of Texas has been crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to the western shores of the Americas since a devastating tsunami inundated Japan in 2011, says a new study.



Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of flotsam continues to head towards the west coast of the US.



While the first documented debris from the tragedy has already been found in California, scientists fear these new findings mean there could be a lot more to come and it might arrive all at once.




Gigantic: A floating island of debris the size of Texas is floating toward California coast after washing into the Pacific in Japan's horrific 2011 tsunami




Slowly but surely: The Texas-sized trash island is floating to the northeast of Hawaii after over two years of sailing across the Pacific


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released its updated findings last week, which show the huge island floating northeast of the Hawaiian Islands.


NOAA scientists add that a larger and less-concentrated debris field stretches from Alaska to the Philippines.



JAPANESE TSUNAMI DEBRIS ISLAND STEADILY FLOATS TO U.S.



An estimated 5 million tons of debris washed into the ocean in March of 2011 during the tsunami.



Around 70 percent of it is believed to have immediately sunk near the Japanese coast.



Some more mobile items may have reached the Pacific Northwest before 2011 even came to a close.



The first documented piece of debris to arrive in California, a barnacle covered fishing boat, came ashore in April 2013.



The particles are dispersed sparsely from Alaska to the Philippines.

The Texas-sized trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands.
Some of the more mobile items have been documented as washing up on the coast of California as early as 2011.



In April, a 20ft boat ran aground at Crescent City, California. It was formally identified as a boat that belonged to the marine sciences program at Takata High School in the city of Rikuzentakata.

In all, 27 items from among more than 1,600 reports of debris have been firmly traced back to the tsunami, NOAA spokeswoman Keeley Belva said.



The confirmed items include a small boat found in Hawaii waters, large docks that have washed ashore in Washington state and Oregon, and a motorcycle that washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia.



A soccer ball found on an Alaska island with a student's name on it was also traced to the city of Rikuzentakata.



But distinguishing everyday trash from tsunami debris has proven difficult in most other cases.



Items that are confirmed as having come from the tsunami, like the soccer ball and boat, tend to have unique markings. It’s far more difficult to distinguish between domestic and Japanese everyday wooden debris, for instance.



Geiger counters, which detect radiation, are no help in identifying debris. It was initially thought that the instruments might be able to pick up traces of radiation from the still-leaking nuclear reactor at Fukushima, but none of the floating debris has any detectable radioactivity.


Large items: The 164ft Japanese fishing vessel Ryou-Un Maru entered US waters March 31, 2012, on its ghostly journey after being washed away by the massive wave. The ship eventually sank in the Gulf of Alaska

Read more:

  • New NOAA Model Improves Understanding of Potential Paths of Japan Tsunami Debris | response.restoration.noaa.gov
  • Floating Island of Japan's Tsunami Debris Headed for U.S. - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487555/Island-debris-size-TEXAS-2011-Japanese-tsunami-headed-straight-U-S.html#ixzz2jmPeIokA 

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PostSubject: ABC: Fukushima 3 Exploded – Lies At Highest Levels – Plutonium Escaped   Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:39 am

ABC: Fukushima 3 Exploded – Lies At Highest Levels – Plutonium Escaped
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:11


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Despite an ongoing coverup more than 2 1/2 years old, the world continues to get more truth from ENENews today about Fukushima from ABC Australia who shares that even the Prime Minister of Japan was unable to get answers from TEPCO about an explosion that he himself witnessed at Fukushima’s reactor #3. We also learn below that plutonium escaped during the explosion which featured an ‘orange flash’, suggesting temperatures of thousands of degrees, now being called a nuclear explosion. You can see the explosion of Fukushima #3 in the 2nd video below. The 1st video is entitled, Fukushima: Oceans of the Dead – What You Aren’t Being Told. Is this why much of the Pacific Ocean has now turned into a ‘dead zone’ and what does this plutonium release mean for humanity?

ABC Australia: Even [Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan] can’t get answers. 


There’s one point he’s back in his office watching reactor 3 explode, there’s black smoke. “What’s going on,” asks Kan. There was silence. No one had any answer. But then over at Tepco, they’re watching that too. They know what’s going on, but the president of Tepco basically says, “Well, don’t tell them that, tell them something different.” Basically tell them it was a hydrogen explosion. So there’s willful denial and lying going on here, even at the highest levels. Even the Prime Minister can’t get the answers.


Akio Takahashi, a senior Tepco official: “We do not know whether it was a hydrogen explosion, but since the government–the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency–is saying it is a hydrogen explosion, we can just say so–a hydrogen explosion, can’t we?”


‘Fukushima‘ by ABC correspondent Mark Willacy, published July 1, 2013 (Excerpt): ‘All right. I agree. This is fine,’ replied [Tepco] President Shimizu. 


And that was exactly what happened. At a press conference later that day, a TEPCO public-relations official said with utmost confidence, it was a hydrogen explosion.’ But the exact cause of the Reactor 3 blast has even now not been conclusively determined. Some have speculated it could have been a nuclear explosion — just like Chernobyl. ‘I watched video of the Reactor 3 explosion,’ said veteran Japanese nuclear-reactor designer Setsuo Fujiwara. ‘There was an orange flash, which suggests the temperature must have been thousands of degrees centigrade before the explosion. Then there was black smoke.’ 


Fujiwara insisted to me that a hydrogen explosion created white smoke and steam, as witnessed after the Reactor 1 building was torn apart. He continued, ‘The second piece of evidence is that plutonium was scattered about after this blast. Plutonium is consistent with the mixed oxide fuel [used in Reactor 3]. The third point is that the Reactor 3 building was bent like candy, unlike the Reactor 1 building, where the steel framework remained intact. So this could only mean it was a nuclear explosion.’










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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:54 am

CZ they found plutonium fuel pellets 30 miles plus away, as hard as that is to believe.

Big quake near Fukushima would ‘decimate Japan, lead to US West Coast evacuation’

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-destroy-japan-us-290/

I'm not certain the West coast isn't about to have a big problem soon with the debris. Most of the debris was floating directly downwind when the hydrogen explosions took place.

If you read the article previously posted on the boat race the captain noticed his boat's paintjob was mysteriously ruined while sailing from Japan to San Fran.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:43 am

"Did you ever play pick up sticks?" asked a foreign nuclear expert who has been monitoring Tepco's efforts to regain control of the plant. "You had 50 sticks, you heaved them into the air and than had to take one off the pile at a time.
"If the pile collapsed when you were picking up a stick, you lost," he said. "There are 1,534 pick-up sticks in a jumble in top of an unsteady reactor 4. What do you think can happen?
"I do not know anyone who is confident that this can be done since it has never been tried."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10430590/Decommissioning-Fukushima-how-Japan-will-remove-nuclear-fuel-rods-from-damaged-reactor.html
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:55 am

END GAME ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The U.S. and other countries have been pressing Japan to securely store the spent fuel, fearing another earthquake or terrorist activity."

http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20131106D0611F02.htm

 It wouldn't take much to sneak in via boat, demo the CFSP & watch the show. Japan - DONE, U.S. - West Coast Evac. Just about every fuel assembly ever used at that plant is still sitting in the common fuel storage fuel. Just because the fuel is 'spent' doesn't mean it isn't radioactive enough to poison the globe 5 times over.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:25 am

So, if the spent rods are lying like pick up sticks and they say that if on removing them, they could touch one another and cause a fission, then.......  why aren't they fissioning already, lying on top of each other?
 
 
 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:55 am

http://www.naturalnews.com/042819_Fukushima_health_alert_regenerative_medicine.html

Fukushima cleanup efforts put northern hemisphere on alert
Thursday, November 07, 2013 by: Jonathan Landsman
Tags: Fukushima, health alert, regenerative medicine


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(NaturalNews) At an estimated cost of $150 billion, the Fukushima nuclear power plant 'cleanup' efforts have suspicious ties to organized crime and many on-site workers lack the required expertise to handle such nuclear disasters safely or effectively. With over 7 layers of poorly-supervised sub-contractors, like Tepco, Kajima and Obayashi Corp. - workers are routinely being exposed, in less than 1 hour, to deadly levels of radiation. But, there's more to this story and the truth needs to be told.

An unprecedented threat to humanity is about to unfold - in the next 18 months. Contractors, already proven to be incompetent, plan to move a huge stock-pile of damaged (highly-radioactive) fuel rods to 'safer' ground. Once you understand the magnitude of this project - you quickly realize what's at stake.

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27 years later, the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown continues to contaminate the food supply of unsuspecting consumers and has laid waste to huge areas throughout Eastern Europe. Most of the devastating effects have not even been reported - until now - and, no doubt Europeans will suffer the health consequences for hundreds of years. In terms of the Fukushima disaster, it's almost unimaginable what the fallout will be to all life on this planet.

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:21 pm

Very good question that requires a sorta long answer. His statement isn't 100% accurate, it was more of an analogy than anything. They're not just lying in piles like he alluded to, the rods are in their assemblies. The rods are supposedly a mess in their assemblies & the assemblies are a mess in the cooling pool. The BOTTOM of the pool is 5 stories in the air, so what they're really worried about is the thing toppling and going KABOOM.



In the 'meltdown' many of the rods more than likely distorted/melted/lost design shape, hence the term 'meltdown', but remained in their respective assemblies. They generated enough heat to distort the assemblies as well, many of the assemblies are either out of place or fused in place.

They're much like a six pack of bottled beer, each rod is a 'beer' with its designed slot in the carrier & the assembly is the 6-pack carrier which then goes into the refrigerator.

There are 1,533 assemblies in Unit-4, each assembly can contain up to 100 fuel rods, more if they're not following safety protocol. Normally a computer operated overhead crane that's part of the building goes to the assigned position for a fuel assembly, goes down into the pool, grasps the assembly, & out it comes. The green structure in the foreground is what's left of the Unit's crane so this will have to be done manually. The yellow dome is actually the reactor lid. The top of the unit was blown off so this is normally indoors.



The only way to actually get them out of there is to pull one rod at a time from the damaged assemblies, which is why the gentleman is using the pick up sticks analogy. 1,500 or so assemblies means possibly pulling 150,000 sticks or more because they won't get many assemblies out. If they beat fuel rods against one another anything can happen ranging from just a spike in radiation to an out of control chain reaction of explosions. Of course while doing all of this the poor soul working at the Unit is being bombarded with radiation and he knows it.

Hopefully I've made a little sense.

They rarely talk about the common storage pool, but there are over 6,300 assemblies hanging out there at the moment.

http://fukushimaupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/fuelstatusjan2013.png
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So, if the spent rods are lying like pick up sticks and they say that if on removing them, they could touch one another and cause a fission, then.......  why aren't they fissioning already, lying on top of each other?
 
 
 
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Two rods could touch each other in this process which has been done before and there could be a fission reaction and a very large release of radiation.”
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:13 pm

Pre-remodeling

 

post-remodeling



 They've even repainted......

Normal fuel pool



And GOOD LUCK. See how distorted it all is now. And they're jammed the flip in there as well....




"As our bus left reactor four and drove along the sea front, I pointed my new monitor out of the window towards reactor building three. Suddenly the needle started to spike - 1,000 counts per second, then 2,000, 3,000, finally it went off the scale.

There, outside the bus, just a few dozen meters away is the real dead zone, a place where it is still far too dangerous for anyone to go. No human has been inside reactor three since the disaster. To do so would be suicide. No-one knows when it will be possible to go in. "

That's simply not true. The half life of plutonium is 24,000 years; so that's a good starting point.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24846819
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:48 pm

"There are strict rules about we can and cannot film. But this is the part of the plant Tepco wants us to show, Reactor 4."

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asia/japan-fukushima-visit-hancocks/

Well, that's the 'best' they've got to show. Lipstick & a new dress, here's the pig. Still any doubters?
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:37 am

Here's a nice article on Zero Hedge that's a summation of a lot of articles posted in this thread:

"We’re In The Most Dangerous Moment Since the Cuban Missile Crisis"

 http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-11-08/we%E2%80%99re-most-dangerous-moment-cuban-missile-crisis
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:05 am

What You Should Be Doing NOW to Protect Yourself from Radiation

 http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-11-11/what-you-should-be-doing-now-protect-yourself-radiation

Phenominal article. A must read.
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PostSubject: Japanese Physician Calls for Evacuation of Tokyo   Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Japanese Physician Calls for Evacuation of Tokyo

Strange things happening — Medications don’t seem to work — Rare diseases increasing dramatically
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Image: Wikimedia Commons.

The pediatricians’ general textbook says that reference value of neutrophil [the most abundant type of white blood cells, essential part of immune system] for healthy children (6-12 years old) is [...]  4000, but it has shifted to 2500. It is lower than the threshold value of 3000. I think this points at a serious problem. [...]

In the summer of 2011, there were many children with bloodshot eyes; and what we saw most were children with dark circles under the eyes. [...] we are seeing more cases of sinusitis accompanied with mild case of asthma continuing for longer periods. And when these children spend some time in the West, they get better. If at all possible, I would like them to move away from East Japan. [...]
[...] radioactive substances coming from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have reached Tokyo, and huge amounts of contaminated waste is being burned here as well, I cannot deny the possibility that we are inhaling radioactive substances contained in the air. Again, let me repeat that after the nuclear accident, enormous amounts of nuclear substances were released in the environment. Therefore, if we see an increase in symptoms that are different from the ones we’ve seen before, we physicians should “first consider the effects of radioactivity.” [...]
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[...] [The adult] conditions are definitely different compared to how it was before the nuclear accident.

With elderly people, it takes more time for asthma to heal. The medication doesn’t seem to work. We also see more patients with diseases that had been rare before; for example, polymyalgia rheumatica [...] Before 3.11, we had one or less patient per year. Now, we treat more than 10 patients at the same time. [...]

I think doctors who knew their patients well should become aware of the strange things that were happening to them. [...]

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:34 pm

A record high level of 710,000 becquerels of beta-ray sources, such as radioactive strontium, was detected per liter of water in an observation well at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Nov. 12 the water was taken Nov. 10 at the well 10 meters north of a tank that leaked 300 tons of highly contaminated water before the problem was discovered in August.
The previous high reading of 550,000 becquerels per liter was found in water sampled Nov. 9 at the same well.
TEPCO said a new leak from the tank has not been confirmed. It said leaked radioactive water that has remained in the soil likely spread to the well.
TEPCO detected 400,000 becquerels per liter at the same well on Oct. 17. The level once fell but has been rising in recent days.

 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201311120055
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:06 pm

710,000 becquerels - I wonder what that is in Roentgens? If someone can figure out the gobbledygook chart tables below . . . ????? Have at it! The whole radiation measuring thing is a big steamy stinking mess!



http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/occup-travail/radiation/dosim/res-centre/conversion-eng.php




[th]Old system to Système International[/th][th]Système International to Old system[/th]
Table 1 footnotes
Table 1 footnote 1
1 Bq = 1s-1

Return to table 1 footnote * referrer
The becquerel (Bq) replaces the curie (Ci).*

  • 1 kilocurie (kCi) = 37 terabecquerel (TBq)
  • 1 curie (Ci) = 37 gigabecquerel (GBq)
  • 1 millicurie (mCi) = 37 megabecquerel (MBq)
  • 1 microcurie (µCi) = 37 kilobecquerel (kBq)
  • 1 nanocurie (nCi) = 37 becquerel (Bq)
  • 1 picocurie (pCi) = 37 millibecquerel (mBq)
The becquerel (Bq)Table 1 footnote * replaces the curie (Ci).

  • 1 terabecquerel (TBq) ~ 27 curie (Ci)
  • 1 gigabecquerel (GBq) ~ 27 millicurie (mCi)
  • 1 megabecquerel (MBq) ~ 27 microcurie (µCi)
  • 1 kilobecquerel (kBq) ~ 27 nanocurie (nCi)
  • 1 becquerel (Bq) ~ 27 picocurie (pCi)
The gray (Gy) replaces the rad (rad).

  • 1 kilorad (krad) = 10 gray (Gy)
  • 1 rad (rad) = 10 milligray (mGy)
  • 1 millirad (mrad) = 10 microgray (µGy)
  • 1 microrad (µrad) = 10 nanogray (nGy)
The gray (Gy) replaces the rad (rad).

  • 1 gray (Gy) =100 rad (rad)
  • 1 milligray (mGy) = 100 millirad (mrad)
  • 1 microgray (µGy) = 100 microrad (µrad)
  • 1 nanogray (nGy) = 100 nanorad (nrad)
The coulomb/kg (C/kg) replaces the roentgen (R).

  • 1 kiloroentgen (kR) ~ 258 millicoulomb/kg (mC/kg)
  • 1 roentgen (R) ~ 258 microcoulomb/kg (µC/kg)
  • 1 milliroentgen (mR) ~ 258 nanocoulomb/kg (nC/kg)
  • 1 microroentgen (µR) ~ 258 picocoulomb/kg (pC/kg)
The coulomb/kg (C/kg) replaces the roentgen (R).

  • 1 coulomb/kg (C/kg) ~ 3876 roentgen (R)
  • 1 millicoulomb/kg (mC/kg) ~ 3876 milliroentgen (mR)
  • 1 microcoulomb/kg (µC/kg) ~ 3876 microroentgen (µR)
  • 1 nanocoulomb/kg (nC/kg) ~ 3876 nanoroentgen (nR)
The sievert (Sv) replaces the rem (rem).

  • 1 kilorem (krem) = 10 sievert (Sv)
  • 1 rem (rem) = 10 millisievert (mSv)
  • 1 millirem (mrem) = 10 microsievert (µSv)
  • 1 microrem (µrem) = 10 nanosievert (nSv)
The sievert (Sv) replaces the rem (rem).

  • 1 sievert (Sv) = 100 rem (rem)
  • 1 millisievert (mSv) = 100 millirem (mrem)
  • 1 microsievert (µSv) = 100 microrem (µrem)
  • 1 nanosievert (nSv) = 100 nanorem (nrem)
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:40 pm

" Total exposure produced from a source is related to the number and type of isotopes emitted from the source; the total emissions is related to the activity of that source. Hence the lack of equivalence between Berequels and Roentgens. However; a certain number of Berequels of a given isotope with a known size and shape will produce a certain number of Roentgens at a specified distance. Given that most people are interested in the effects of radiation on human tissue, the Roentgen is not a practical measurement because it describes the ionization of air." 

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The Bequerel based S.I. was adopted 1985ish; ironically not long before Chernobyl (no irony there)

I have a book somewhere that has some equivalency charts in it. I want to look a few other things up as well. I.e. there is -0- conversion calculation.

You should probably quit thinking in terms of atoll atmospheric testing data anyway.oldman GREEN
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:12 pm

Way beyond me. My Geiger reads out in mili-rads/hour and not Roentgen so I misspoke. Roentgen just magically tumbled out of my fingertips onto my keyboard.  Sorry.  BTW, go to google and type in the word tilt. Notice anything strange? Now go to images . . . . chuckle

 hilarious   MY BRAIN ON BEREQUELS   hilarious 

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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:38 pm

Oooops, that's what happens when I try to type from a book; a nice little anagram.

Unlike the U.S., the Swiss Government publishes accurate daily atmospheric readings, & averaged around 100 nSv/h on 11/11/13.

https://www.naz.ch/en/aktuell/tagesmittelwerte.shtml

Fukushima on the other hand, is doing 148,000 nSv/h as of right now & accordions up and down but the average is still climbing steadily.

http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

That's the good news, the bad news is there's more of it in the water than in the air.

According to the link below they're moving through the red "LIFE SAVING ONLY" on their way to grey or light black "VOLUNTEERS ONLY GRAVE DANGER". (Evidently great googley moogley ala Bill Murray wasn't available, set up hotline, caution, danger, working in hot zone are gone as well)

http://ctosnnsa.org/vtra/Instruments/CTOS0008V2.0910_GammaRadDoseRateConv_clr-bw.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:42 am

There's either an elaborate hoax underway, drone or R/C gone wild,  or a government aircraft just buzzed the facility.

I wouldn't put it past Tepco to pull a goofy stunt to make a lot of serious people look foolish. Well placed R/C aircraft may do the trick as well. Chinese lanterns on a big budget. I have -0- idea what to make of it but I'm skeptical. There are 11 or 12 frames of whatever that is traversing the screenshot. Maybe truth is stranger than fiction. 

 
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:37 am

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-japan-fukushima-removal-idINBRE9AB15L20131112

Basically confirms everything already stated, although Tepco claims there are only 50 - 70 rods per assembly, not the 70 - 100 they're rated to handle.

Here's a new 'nugget' though:

"Teams of six will operate in 2-hour shifts, with as many as three rotations each day, manually guiding and operating the cranes that will transfer the rods, Tepco said."

Very telling regarding the severity of the radiation. They're running 2-hour shifts in full body DEMRON suits, i.e. not exactly like running around in whitie tighties.



"The Demron® coverall is constructed with an integrated hood, heat sealed seams, and seam seal tape for added protection. Tailored for evacuation in a dispersed low energy environment. The Demron® Radiation Protection Suit is a full body suit complete with an integrated hood, heat-sealed seams, and seam seal tape for added protection. The suit was engineered to provide protection during the evacuation of a dirty bomb. Due to advanced molecular design, the Demron® coverall allows for better heat dissipation than other impermeable protective fabrics, providing the user with a cooler core environment. The suit is an excellent shield of high-energy beta particles, such as those emitted from Strontium-90, and provides at least 50% shielding of gamma rays up to 130 Kev. "
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:23 am

Multiple assemblies ‘deformed’ in Fukushima Unit 4 pool — One “bent at a 90-degree angle” — Tepco: Mistake occurred when handling the fuel… 25 years ago


Published: November 13th, 2013 at 1:56 pm ET 

Yomiuri Shimbun translated by EXSKF, Nov. 12, 2013: On November 12, TEPCO disclosed that there were three fuel assemblies [...] in the Spent Fuel Pool of Reactor 4 [...] that were deformed and would be difficult to remove.







Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool on Nov. 7, 2013 (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)
Fukushima Minyu translated by EXSKF, Nov. 13, 2013: According to TEPCO, one of the damaged fuel assemblies is bent at a 90-degree angle [literal meaning: bent in the shape of a Japanese character "く"; actual angle could be less]. It was bent 25 years ago when a mistake occurred in handling the fuel. The other two were found to be damaged 10 years ago; there are small holes on the outside from foreign objects.


Reuters, Nov. 13, 2013: [TEPCO] will as early as this week begin removing 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel in a hugely delicate and unprecedented operation fraught with risk. Carefully plucking more than 1,500 brittle and potentially damaged fuel assemblies from the plant’s unstable Reactor No. 4 is expected to take about a year [...] If the rods – there are 50-70 in each of the assemblies, which weigh around 300 kg (660 pounds) and are 4.5 metres (15 feet) long – are exposed to air or if they break, huge amounts of radioactive gases could be released into the atmosphere. [...]
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:19 am

We are in real trouble if they're using duct tape.....




Part Of Fukushima Plant Secured By Duct Tape, Worker Claims

As Tepco opens up to the world about a dangerous operation coming up at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, we speak to a former worker who says his legs shook as he did his work. One day last year, nuclear clean-up worker Toyotatsu Uechi was asked to put a lid on one of the
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:19 am

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We are in real trouble if they're using duct tape.....




Part Of Fukushima Plant Secured By Duct Tape, Worker Claims

As Tepco opens up to the world about a dangerous operation coming up at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, we speak to a former worker who says his legs shook as he did his work. One day last year, nuclear clean-up worker Toyotatsu Uechi was asked to put a lid on one of the
I'm pretty sure I've seen some bailing wire in use as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:59 am


http://www.prisonplanet.com/removal-of-fukushima-fuel-rods-hits-a-bump-before-it-even-starts.html

Removal of Fukushima Fuel Rods Hits a Bump … BEFORE It Even Starts

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November 15, 2013

Tepco’s efforts to remove the radioactive fuel rods – already extremely dangerous and difficult – have hit a bump before they’ve even started.

Enenews rounds up the developments here:

Yomiuri Shimbun translated by EXSKF, Nov. 12, 2013: On November 12, TEPCO disclosed that there were three fuel assemblies [...] in the Spent Fuel Pool of Reactor 4 [...] that were deformed and would be difficult to remove.

Fukushima Minyu translated by EXSKF, Nov. 13, 2013: According to TEPCO, one of the damaged fuel assemblies is bent at a 90-degree angle [literal meaning: bent in the shape of a Japanese character "く"; actual angle could be less]. It was bent 25 years agowhen a mistake occurred in handling the fuel. The other two were found to be damaged 10 years ago; there are small holes on the outside from foreign objects.

And here:

Japan Times, Nov. 14, 2013: Earlier this week, Tepco found three damaged assemblies that will be difficult to remove, but officials said the damage appeared to have occurred before the March 11 disasters.

Reuters, Nov. 14, 2013: One of the assemblies was damaged as far back as 1982, when it was mishandled during a transfer, and is bent out of shape, Tepco said in a brief note at the bottom of an 11-page information sheet in August. In a statement from April 2010, Tepco said it found two other spent fuel racks in the reactor’s cooling pool had what appeared to be wire trapped in them. Rods in those assemblies have pin-hole cracks and are leaking low-level radioactive gases, Tepco spokesman Yoshikazu Nagai told Reuters on Thursday. [...] Having to deal with the damaged assemblies is likely tomake [removing the other fuel] more difficult [...]

Tepco spokeswoman Mayumi Yoshida: “The three fuel assemblies … cannot be transported by cask [...] We are currently reviewing how to transport these fuel assemblies to the common spent fuel pool,” she said.

Why didn’t Tepco fix or replace these mangled fuel assemblies decades ago?

Its failure to fix these problems when they happened is now making its attempt to solve the most dangerous crisis since the Cuban missile crisis now even more difficult.

In many other ways, Tepco has been insanely negligent – and engaged in criminal acts – for many decades.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:06 pm

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I would do another facepalm tirade...but it's too sad. If they didn't (or couldn't) fix it 25 years ago...I'm sure they'll do a great job NOW.
GZ I could be wrong but I think they made up the fact that its old damage. They don't want to admit the severity of the situation in the other UNITS. The roof of UNIT 4 was blown off by the explosion in UNIT  3 & the reactor pool was pretty much an outdoor type swimming pool for months after the explosions until they could reconstruct a roof/building over the Unit. If you recall for awhile they were spraying ocean water via firehose into 4's fuel pool as fast as the rods could boil the water away. 100 to 1 odds the bent assemblies are from UNIT 3 & were ejected in the blast, they just happened to wind up in UNIT 4's pool. PLOP... Its impossible to bend a 15ft long(ish) zirconium alloy assembly with 50 to 70 fuel rods weighing a few hundred pounds to a 90 degree angle under anything but catastrophic circumstances I.e. heat, impact, BOTH.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:34 pm

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Man...I can't find words anymore, this is the scariest thing ever...no fear on my part...but I'm wondering how bad it will be when the foundations of Heaven are shaken.
Brother worst of all it appears as though its a beta test for the CONUS endgame. Spring started a thread on it, I've been 'working' on it for awhile now; and its still largely ????. NOT a happy ending.  If 'they' wait a year to a year and a half they'll have exactly 33 'old school' reactors that will certainly spit the bed. Strangely enough, Connecticut Yankee may be the reactor that makes the over/under. (I.e. king arthurs court nonsense)

Convince your friends, family & loved ones to move out of harm's way if they aren't already. This will get terribly ugly very quickly.
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PostSubject: ALERT: Japanese Physician Pleads for Evacuation of Tokyo says Japan Physician: I hope adults will leave Tokyo, not just children — Strange things happening — Medications don’t seem to work — Rare diseases increasing dramatically   Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:52 am

ALERT: Japanese Physician Pleads for Evacuation of Tokyo says Japan Physician: I hope adults will leave Tokyo, not just children — Strange things happening — Medications don’t seem to work — Rare diseases increasing dramatically
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Dr Shigeru Mita, Mita Clinic in Tokyo: Our patients mostly come from Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and other Northern Kanto areas.
The pediatricians’ general textbook says that reference value of neutrophil [the most abundant type of white blood cells, essential part of immune system] for healthy children (6-12 years old) is [...]  4000, but it has shifted to 2500. It is lower than the threshold value of 3000. I think this points at a serious problem. [...]

In the summer of 2011, there were many children with bloodshot eyes; and what we saw most were children with dark circles under the eyes. [...] we are seeing more cases of sinusitis accompanied with mild case of asthma continuing for longer periods. And when these children spend some time in the West, they get better. If at all possible, I would like them to move away from East Japan. [...]
[...] radioactive substances coming from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have reached Tokyo, and huge amounts of contaminated waste is being burned here as well, I cannot deny the possibility that we are inhaling radioactive substances contained in the air. Again, let me repeat that after the nuclear accident, enormous amounts of nuclear substances were released in the environment. Therefore, if we see an increase in symptoms that are different from the ones we’ve seen before, we physicians should “first consider the effects of radioactivity.” [...]
Adults


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Mita: [...] But my real hope is to have not just children but also adults move away from Tokyo.

[...] [The adult] conditions are definitely different compared to how it was before the nuclear accident.

With elderly people, it takes more time for asthma to heal. The medication doesn’t seem to work. We also see more patients with diseases that had been rare before; for example, polymyalgia rheumatica [...] Before 3.11, we had one or less patient per year. Now, we treat more than 10 patients at the same time. [...]

I think doctors who knew their patients well should become aware of the strange things that were happening to them. [...]
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:18 am

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/5-5-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-tokyo-halts-trains-nerves-frayed-as-fukushima-decomissioning-reaches-critical-stage/

5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Tokyo, halts trains: nerves frayed as Fukushima decomissioning reaches critical stage

Does anyone think that the PTB will use a method to create a quake the days they are removing bent fuel rods?? and cause the thing to blow?? Oh man, I look around me and things look ok and the sky is sometimes a shade of blue but yet... the world around me is crumbling!!
I don't know but just seeing this quake and removal ... timing ... yah know?

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PostSubject: Damaged Japan Fukushima plant begins removing fuel rods   Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:03 am

Damaged Japan Fukushima plant begins removing fuel rods





November 19, 2013 – JAPAN – Workers started removing radioactive fuel rods Monday from a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The painstaking and risky task is a crucial first step toward a full cleanup of the earthquake and tsunami-damaged plant in northeastern Japan. The Unit 4 reactor was offline at the time of the March 2011 disaster, and its core didn’t melt as Units 1-3 did. But hydrogen explosions blew the roof and walls off the Unit 4 building and weakened the structure, leaving it vulnerable to earthquakes. Tokyo Electric, known as TEPCO, has since reinforced the building, but experts say keeping so many fuel rods in a storage pool in the building still poses a major safety risk. “The operation is an important step toward decommissioning Fukushima Dai-ichi, which would take 30-40 years,” TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said in a video message on the company’s website. TEPCO has built a massive steel structure next to and partly over Unit 4 to mount cranes for the operation. It will take at least until the end of 2014 to finish moving the 1,533 sets of fuel rods, including 202 unused sets, to a safer location. Each set includes about 60-80 fuel rods containing uranium-based fuel pellets.  


TEPCO will remove the unused fuel rods first, and will then move on to the more radioactive spent fuel. At the very end it will remove three sets of rods that are slightly damaged. The storage pools in Units 1-4 contain a total of 80 sets of rods with slight damage, most of which occurred years ago. TEPCO spokesman Noriyuki Imaizumi said a group of six workers safely stored four sets of fuel rods in a cask on Monday. No problems were reported. The operation is delicate. Experts say the fuel rod sets may have been damaged or jammed by small pieces of debris that fell into the pool during the explosions. Some have also raised concern about a major earthquake hitting during the removal work. Two other reactors, Units 5 and 6, were also offline at the time of the disaster and eventually went into normal shutdown. They are also expected to be decommissioned. – ABC News
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PostSubject: Fukushima “Apocalypse In Progress” Gundersen & Wasserman   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:28 am

Fukushima “Apocalypse In Progress” Gundersen & Wasserman
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 20:36


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According to this just released interview with Arnie Gundersen and Harvery Wasserman, Fukushima is ‘an Apocalypse in Progress’, stated by Wasserman at the 28:15 into the video. With the removal of Fukushima #4′s fuel rods now in progress, the unit #4 fuel pool can turn into a nuclear reaction as they pull the rods up… leading to possibility of having to evacuate the West coast of the United States in a ‘worst case’ situation.
Many more pertinent links below video.







Published on Nov 19, 2013
at 28:15 into the video, Wasserman states Fukushima is an apocalypse in progress.
Gundersen: Unit 4 pool can turn into a nuclear reactor as they pull rods up — Bloomberg: Like a “self-sustained chain reaction similar to meltdowns” — NHK: Fuel is 1% plutonium (VIDEO)


Green Power And Wellness — 11/18/13 They wrote:


FUKUSHIMA and the fall of nuclear power with ARNIE GUNDERSEN and MICHAEL MARIOTTE fill this riveting hour as we get to the bottom of the Unit Four fuel pool.



 A long-time nuclear engineer, Arnie explains at www.Fairewinds.org much of the only reliable technical information about what’s happening at Fukushima. Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service since shortly after Chernobyl, Michael sorts through the realities of reactor operations and waste management at www.nirs.org. If you are at all concerned about our global future, don’t miss this show

http://prn.fm/2013/11/green-power-wel…


Fairewinds chief engineer Arnie Gundersen interviewed by Prof. Harvey Wasserman, Nov. 18, 2013 (at 22:00 in): The boron between the nuclear fuel has disintegrated. It was never designed for the temperatures it’s seen and it was never designed for saltwater. So there’s no assurance that you’ve got boron neutron absorbers between the nuclear fuel rods. So you’ve got what we call an inadvertent criticality — you’ve got the chance of the nuclear fuel pool becoming a nuclear reactor when it didn’t want to be, as they pull these rods out. So they have to be extraordinarily careful that they dont snap a rod and extraordinarily careful that as they’re pulling these rods, that the dont get an inadvertent criticality.


Bloomberg, Nov. 18, 2013: Were the rods [in the Unit 4 pool] to break or overheat, it could prompt a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction similar to the meltdowns at three Fukushima reactors.


NHK WORLD, Nov. 18, 2013: Spent fuel contains about one percent plutonium by weight. The spent fuel units at the No.4 reactor building have been in the storage pool for at least 3 years. Each is said to have up to 7,500 trillion becquerels of radioactivity. Because of this, the units are stored in water that can block radiation.


Let’s talk about Spent Fuel Pool at reactor number 4
FUKUSHIMA bent pool fool trick

http://youtu.be/t9aC2OElPEc


do you believe THIS
Fukushima nuclear plant – Two Flyovers shot in high definition http://youtu.be/C_CdCRux9bc


TRANSFORMED into ‘SAFE’ THIS?


Transfer of Fuel Assemblies to the Cask inside Reactor 4 SFP at Fukushima I NPP (11/18/2013)


http://youtu.be/xqhcfXQHAi8


Published on Nov 18, 2013

TEPCO started removing fuel assemblies stored in Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool on November 18, 2013. 4 unused (new) assemblies containing about 60 fuel rods each were removed to the cask by 6:45PM.


The work continues on November 19, 2013, and TEPCO hopes to load the cask with 22 unused (new) fuel assemblies before the cask is lowered by the gantry crane to the ground.


Removal of fuel assemblies in SFP4 is to continue for a year.


For more coverage of the Fukushima nuclear accident, visit my blogs:



Fukushima Unit 4 hoax underway http://youtu.be/gtZ-QOK5RJ0
Published on Nov 18, 2013 by Hatrick Penry

BBC article: Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant begins fuel rod removalhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-…
TEPCO report from 11/18/13: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-…
TEPCO handout with pictures: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushim…
The ultimate collection of NRC FOIA information on Unit 4….Fear and Loathing on Fukushima Unit 4:http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3928
See for yourself….the NRC FOIA documents pertaining to Fukushima: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/foia/ja…
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The story of Plume-Gate, the world’s largest, provable cover-up:http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3683
Join us at The Post Ignorance Project on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/postignorance
Physicist Dr. Busby Warns of Chernobyl Like Future for America
http://youtu.be/eRBHxhRTqTY

Fukushima Reactor 4 Fuel Removal Death Watch
a great argument by BeautifulGirlByDana who has been doing nightly broadcasts since October 25, 2013 and the last BIG earthquake off the coast of Fukushima Japan.
Please join in the chat room for his live broadcasts every night and ask questions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc7z9G…
Streamed live on Nov 18, 2013
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:07 pm

MONTEREY, Calif. — It began with the anchovies, miles and miles of them, their silvery blue bodies thick in the waters of Monterey Bay.

Then the sea lions came, by the thousands, from up and down the California coast, and the pelicans, arriving in one long V-formation after another. Fleets of bottlenose dolphins joined them.
But it was the whales that astounded even longtime residents — more than 200 humpbacks lunging, breaching, blowing and tail flapping — and, on a recent weekend, a pod of 19 rowdy orcas that briefly crashed the party, picking off sea lions along the way.
“I can’t tell you where to look,” Nancy Black, a marine biologist leading a boat full of whale watchers last week, said as the water in every direction roiled with mammals. “It’s all around.”
For almost three months, Monterey and nearby coastal areas have played host to a mammoth convocation of sea life that scientists here say is unprecedented in their memories, inviting comparisons to African scenes like the wildebeest migration or herds of antelope on the Serengeti.
Humpback whales, pelicans and sea lions are all common summer sights off the Monterey coast, with its nutrient-rich waters. But never that anyone remembers have there been this many or have they stayed so long, feeding well into November.
“It’s a very strange year,” said Baldo Marinovic, a research biologist with the Institute for Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
What has drawn the animals is a late bloom of anchovies so enormous that continuous, dense blankets of the diminutive fish are visible on depth sounders. The sea lions, sea birds and humpbacks (which eat an average of two tons of fish a day) appear to have hardly made a dent in the population. Last month, so many anchovies crowded into Santa Cruz harbor that the oxygen ran out, leading to a major die-off.
Marine researchers are baffled about the reason for the anchovy explosion.
“The $64,000 question is why this year?” said Dr. Marinovic, who noted that anchovies had been unusually scarce for the last five or six years and that when they do thrive, they usually appear in the spring and early summer.
He and other scientists speculated that a convergence of factors — a milder than usual fall, a strong upwelling of colder water, the cycling of water temperatures in the bay — have created what Dr. Marinovic called “the perfect storm.”
“Now they’re all kind of concentrating on the coast,” he said of the anchovies. “They seem to seek out Monterey Bay because the water tends to be a little warmer and the eggs will develop quickly.” The fish, he said, “are providing a feast for all these things that feed on them.”
The frenzy has been a boon for whale-watching companies like Monterey Bay Whale Watch, of which Ms. Black is the owner, and for their customers.
In a normal season, passengers are lucky to see one or two humpbacks and a single whale breaching. On the trip last week, more than 60 whales were spotted feeding in the deep water of the canyon offshore, and the breaches were almost too numerous to count — in one case, two whales arced their bodies out of the water in unison, like competitors in an Olympic synchronized swimming event. Foul-smelling whale breath occasionally permeated the air.
Ms. Black said that for the first time this year — she has studied whales here since 1986, specializing in orcas — she has seen evidence that the humpbacks are feeding cooperatively with groups of thousands of sea lions. The sea lions dive simultaneously, surfacing a few minutes later. They herd the anchovies into tight balls, called bait balls, and the whales scoop them up, several hundred in a mouthful. Food is plentiful enough that the giant cetaceans — an adult male humpback measures 45 to 50 feet in length, Ms. Black said, and weighs a ton per foot — can afford to take breaks to play.
The humpback population off the California coast, once rapidly decreasing, has rebounded with restrictions on hunting, to about 2,000, experts say. Many whales and sea lions have been congregating to feed near the rim of the Monterey Submarine Canyon offshore. Bottlenose dolphins — groups of 100 or more have been spotted this year — feed closer in.
In most years, the humpbacks would have departed for Mexico weeks ago and the pelicans flown south. But with the anchovies still in abundance, no one is sure how long they will stay. They could remain through December, scientists said, or depart any day.
“I hope it doesn’t end,” Ms. Black said. “But it will.”
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/25/us/with-extra-anchovies-deluxe-whale-watching.html?_r=2&
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:09 am

Japanese press baulks at push for 'fascist' secrecy laws

CONTROVERSIAL plans to enable the prosecution of journalists and whistleblowers under new secrecy laws in Japan have sparked cries of protest from news outlets and opposition MPs. Critics say the bill - which the government insists is necessary amid worsening security threats - will nobble investigative journalism and restrict freedom of the press. They also say it puts Japan back on a path towards fascism, and would allow official collusion and corruption of the kind unearthed in the Fukushima nuclear disaster to flourish. -

See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/japanese-press-baulks-at-push-for-fascist-secrecy-laws/story-e6frg996-1226767298077#sthash.frDB2DS2.dpuf


Japan secrecy law stirs fear of limits on freedoms

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_SECRECY_LAW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Setting the stage to go Dr. Seuss on the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Fukushima - epa change forthcoming   Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:54 pm

Someone spent a good bit of time on this if you're interested in watching some outdoor fission...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzzzih53v661op3/November 27 - 28 2013.pdf

To view you MUST copy and paste the entire link into a new browser window. I tried everything to get it to link in this forum and couldn't do it.  Researcher


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