Alternative Progressive Liberal Progressive & General Interest News – August 2013 – Week of August 23 - August 30, 2013
Leakgate? News Media Takes Photo-Opportunities of Tiny muck abouts. Here is the outflow from six Fukushima reactors. With the reactors in meltdown (as opposed to the corporate/media lie 'cold shutdown' it would take * more * water, not less, for melted down fuel. So we are to believe a few gallons of water in a photo op is the "leaked cooling water"? Hitler said if you lie, tell a whopper...
When government and corporations lie on this scale, it is time for impeachments and prison time. The TV news show a muck about one can straddle as "the leak"; so what is in the picture?
Obama, Ann Coulter and Abe Eat Fukushima Cobalt-60 For Breakfast
Is that yellow thing on the crane a Nuke Reactor Containment Lid? If it takes every man woman and child in America and thermonuclear war, we won't let the Chinese take your precious 100-acre rock outcrop islands... It is the principle of setting your priorities straight. Sen... kaku?
Hai! Senkaku! Hai! Arigato, Obama-san!
What lessons did we learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? News black outs, shills, disinformation, penny pinching by Duke Energy, GE, Westinghouse & Tepco; PsyOps deflection to mind-numbing issues... Clean up of Corium 137 is not important. Over a million people died from Chernobyl, more than ten times that many will die from Fukushima. As we add our next billion persons to the planet, the food from the Pacific and crops sprinkled with Pacific rain are a threat to life. Sheeple in America get a new tattoo and head shave to prove what rebels they are. When you get cancer, all the things you believed, like cheering for Rachel Maddow or Ann Coulter Minimum Amounts "You Should be Exposed To" and Minimum Amounts "You Should be Hit With"? Ann Coulter and Billo, Me Are Scientists?) are seen as naked, banal and trite. The Canadian man in this video makes more sense than mere Ostriches with heads in the dirt "rebels".
Colorless, odorless invisible death and cancer are still very much death and cancer. Yes it is a computer graphic, most probably the black dots in the graphic need many more black dots to bring it up to accuracy. I think of each dot as hundreds to thousands of cancer cases; in the next 75-100 years cancers will probable exceed tens of millions. Chernobyl cancers only got common 3-4 years after the initial explosion.
Excerpt from birthofanewearth.blogspot.com: “At this current time in July of 2013, Fukushima is 80 to 100x more expansive and more intense, letting out about 100x more of the radiation of Chernobyl. The Obama administration, ordered the shutdown through the EPA -- the shut down all of the west coast sensor towers for the radiation starting on April 2011. The problem with Fukushima is that it’s not only continuing for 865 days… The US government is DELIBERATELY LYING to the American people and has raised the radiation limits in food more than 400%. Pacific Fish should be avoided. An 800% increase in stillbirths along the British Columbia coastline in Canada has also been recorded”.
In the Berkeley Nuclear Engineering discussion forum, one can search within the discussion threads and find an “IMPOSTER in our midst”. It would seem literally every discussion board and flavor of news media has a Pentagon/DoE/Duke Energy/TepCo paid shill in the ranks. The preponderance of paid pro-nuclear disinformation/propaganda shills makes one wonder if the entire Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Division “forgot to carry a one” … Snide sarcasm aside, there are groups of intelligent people discussing the dangers of Fukushima, with obvious shill who blog about "background radiation levels". The chemists, physicists are usually blogging about wind and water and particle (dust) migration. Americans forgot to ask Obama's Facebook Page, what is a "safe" dose of Plutonium in fish, air, rain, vegetables, etc. The answer is there is no safe dose; inhalation, contact with a wound, ingestion and you are expired.
But TepCo and Obama have assured all of us that the six-China-Syndrome Reactors are not a problem. In fact, the watchdog group “EPA” says there is “no problem with drinking water, vegetables grown in the West, farm animals and milk via animals that grazed upon Western grass (nuclear rain, dust?), Pacific caught fish, etc.”
The only thing that is not clear is how much US tax dollars is used to pay the salaries of the “Imposters in our midst” at news discussion threads, Berkeley Nuclear Engineering, etc. and who is the head of the paid nuclear shills?
220 Knot Jet Stream winds above Fukushima reach New York City in roughly 40-hrs. One could think of the East Japan Jet Stream as a Vacuum cleaner that exhausts on North America.
What is the deepest concern of Japan and Obama (hint, it is on CIA / VOA), circa 3/11/11 – 8/21/13? Six reactors have melted down; radioactive steam is rising into the Japanese Jet Stream (first discovered by B-29 pilots who reported wind speeds of 170 knots at 22,000 feet above Japan). Six melted-down fuel-core reactors with no containment shells are sending steam into 170-200 knot winds that blow West to East – meaning all countries are Downwinders. 300 tonnes of heavily contaminated water used to “cool” the six meltdowns is flowing into the Pacific Gyre current.
Just off of the coast of Fukushima, Japan are two converging oceanic currents: Kuroshio the northeasterly flowing continuation of the Pacific North Equatorial Current between Luzon of the Philippines and the east coast of Japan. The Kuroshio flows as fast as 6.82 miles per hour. The Oyashio Current flows SW from the Bering Sea, E of the Kurile Islands, along the E coast of Japan where it meets the Kuroshio Current. These two currents converge and move west at a fast clip, carrying TepCo’s radioactive death to North America. The developing cancers in Americans will not be obvious to most people until 3-4 years after inhalation or ingestion of a “hot particle,” a few microns of Americium, Neptunium, Corium, etc. TepCo, GE, Westinghouse and political leaders have turned fisheries and rain into potential lethality.
When You Think Lunch becquerels, think Nuke Kist
Abe and Obama’s primary concern would therefore be the Chinese! Both of these guys are like a bad movie script, except we are discussing tons of contaminated dust, particulates, radioactive rain, etc.
Most people do not understand chemical or radiological toxins; also do not understand the migration. Africa’s desert dust is much of the world’s new farm soil. Pacific rain and North and South America’s radioactive dust will move from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts over time. One can easily see why the Obama/Abe Japanese Senkaku Islands dispute with China would trump Fukshima’s deadly emissions becoming household dust in Dallas, Pittsburg, Seattle, New York, Miami, et al. Obviously two useless rock islands near Japan are far more important than the American people being irradiated.
Nuke Locally; Think / Pollute / Cancer Globally...
The 170-200 knot Jet Stream winds and 6-7 mph Pacific Gyre currents are spreading death to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Washington State, Oregon and California. It is human nature for New Yorkers, Miamians, etc., to falsely think they are safe. What kills in California in 2015 will kill in New York in 2017 (drought, wind), as we are talking about poisons with a 2+ million-year half-life. The conspicuous point, forever missed by EPA, TepCo, GE, etc., is “what is the ‘safe’ ingested amount of Cesium-137, Cesium-134, Strontium-90, Uranium-235 Uranium-236-Uranium-238? Why would the EPA focus on this when Obama and Abe want to fight the Chinese navy over two rocks?
Barrack, Ann & Abe - your morning bowl of fish is ready, replete with 400% more Cobalt 60 to give you that 400% brighter glow Ann Coulter and the Obama EPA believe "you need as your daily recommended dose". Chopsticks, Ann, Barrack, Abe? Have these fish had their full USDA daily quota of chemical/radiological 'nutrients' for 'better health?'
Anne Coulter's Minimum Amounts "You Should be Exposed To" and Minimum Amounts "You Should be Hit With"? Ann Coulter and Billo, Me Are Scientists? Ann Coulter and Fox News, what is the amount of Cobalt-60 and/or Plutonium-139 you and Rupert Murdoch put in your daily Orange juice for "good health"(it is a trick question Ann, do not try this at home)? But you can see the level of lie and deceit in the media, re: Fukushima disinformation. 2-3 billion persons are at risk (as in a Russian-roulette manner; think of the worst train wreck in human history stretched out 200 years). Initially, 2-3 billion persons, 30-40 years of time; who gets one of four “empty Russian Roulette” chambers, who gets Americium 241 or Americium 243? That last chamber may have any one of the aforementioned isotopes, or Iodine-137, Tritium 3H or Neptunium-237. No wonder there are Mason/Zionist De-Population viewpoints!
TepCo has condemned many of its employees to death; everything their dead and living employees have not yet contained is a permanent part of the… what was an ecosystem but now causes mass fish die offs. From exposure to cancer to metastasis is often a 3-5 year process. Ask Obama online, what is the USDA recommended dose of microns of the above named isotopes to keep his family, Abe and Ann Coulter 'well'?
Which are real humans and which are sociopaths that make no attempt to remediate the largest ecological disaster in the planets history. Ann, Abe and Barrack are imposters, nuclear shills posing as national leaders. Since 3/11/11, how much cash has been spent on nuclear disinformation shills and setting up a Japanese/Chinese war instead of entombing six China-syndrome-nuclear meltdowns? How many Global cancer deaths have and will occur needlessly as Oligarchs cross swords for sport?
Reactors 5 & 6 were found completely submerged by water in 2011, 300 tonnes of heavily radioactively contaminated water per day has been pumped into the Pacific Gyre current ever since (as of 8/21/13). Photo by lepoint.fr
Karl Grossman interviewed on Nuclear Hot Seat (audio) by host Libbe Halevy. Karl has covered Nuke Industry lies, coverups, profit before human life since 1945 Trinity Atom Bomb Test. Karl Grossman's career has defied the pro-zionism in the news media.
TepCo, two governments and the news media expect us to believe that six melted down nuclear reactors that normally used vast acre feet of sea water for cooling are now under control with a tiny muck about you can straddle (in a HAZMAT suit) as "the leak". The photo above came from 'google maps' August 23, 2013; where is the steam rising from craters in the ground, the damaged beyond repair buildings, the demolition cranes and complexes of pumps and emergency hoses? Googlemaps updates most everything frequently, but leaves the pre-3/11/11 photo of 'healthy Fukushima' in their maps system? Serving the Orwellian Tepco/Westinghouse/GE/Duke Energy good comes before serving the public good.
Even before the Tsunami struck, the Earthquake broke, bent, cracked, twisted, unmounted and short-circuited just about every inch of infrastructure Tepco previously owned. In every photo-op, there is no dirt on the mens suits; no tools in their hands, no utility trucks, tool boxes, etc. Fukushima Leak-Gate?
In plain English, Duke Energy, Westinghouse, GE and TepCo have brought us two years of choreographed, photo-oped, panic-abatement. The calmness and silence of the world leaders tells us the shit hit the fan so bad we are screwed. Chernobyl with no heroes and no lid.
Letting Tepco “Clean Up” Fukushima Is Like Letting a Murderer Do Brain Surgery On a VIP
Global Research, August 15, 2013
In 3 Months, Do We Want to Entrust U.S. “National Security” and Perhaps Even “Human Survival” In the Northern Hemisphere to These Guys?
If an incompetent doctor killed numerous patients doing routine surgery – and then lied and tried to cover it up – would you let him perform brain surgery on a VIP such as the president?
Of course not?
So why are we letting Tepco to remove the fuel rods from Fukushima?
Tepco has an abysmal track record:
- Engineers warned Tepco and the Japanese government many years before the accident that the reactors were seismically unsafe … and that an earthquake could wipe them out
- The Fukushima reactors were fatally damaged before the tsunami hit … the earthquake took them out even before the tidal wave hit
- An official Japanese government investigation concluded that the Fukushima accident was a “man-made” disaster, caused by “collusion” between government and Tepco and bad reactor design
- Tepco knew right after the 2011 accident that 3 nuclear reactors had lost containment, that the nuclear fuel had “gone missing”, and that there was in fact no real containment at all. Tepco has desperately been trying to cover this up for 2 and a half years … instead pretending that the reactors were in “cold shutdown”
- Tepco just admitted that it’s known for 2 years that massive amounts of radioactive water are leaking into the groundwater and Pacific Ocean
- Tepco – with no financial incentive to actually fix things – has only been pretending to clean it up. And see this
- Tepco’s recent attempts to solidify the ground under the reactors using chemicals has backfired horribly. And NBC News notes: “[Tepco] is considering freezing the ground around the plant. Essentially building a mile-long ice wall underground, something that’s never been tried before to keep the water out. One scientist I spoke to dismissed this idea as grasping at straws, just more evidence that the power company failed to anticipate this problem … and now cannot solve it.”
And yet Tepco is going to attempt the equivalent of brain surgery on the president.
Specifically – as we noted in 2012 – 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 on the United States. Indeed, a Senator called it a national security concern for the U.S.:
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.
The Good Ship TepCo and its uniformed Crew stand at attention in full dress Fukushima uniforms
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.
But – in 3 months – Tepco is going to start doing this very difficult operation on its own.
Reuters reports today:
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale.
Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago, more than 1,300 used fuel rod assemblies packed tightly together need to be removed from a building that is vulnerable to collapse, should another large earthquake hit the area.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is already in a losing battle to stop radioactive water overflowing from another part of the facility, and experts question whether it will be able to pull off the removal of all the assemblies successfully.
“They are going to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods,” said Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education, who used to build fuel assemblies.
The operation, beginning this November at the plant’s Reactor No. 4, is fraught with danger, including the possibility of a large release of radiation if a fuel assembly breaks, gets stuck or gets too close to an adjacent bundle, said Gundersen and other nuclear experts.
That could lead to a worse disaster than the March 2011 nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant, the world’s most serious since Chernobyl in 1986.
No one knows how bad it can get, but independent consultants Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt said recently in their World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013: “Full release from the Unit-4 spent fuel pool, without any containment or control, could cause by far the most serious radiological disaster to date.”
The utility says it recognizes the operation will be difficult but believes it can carry it out safely.
Nonetheless, Tepco inspires little confidence. Sharply criticized for failing to protect the Fukushima plant against natural disasters, its handling of the crisis since then has also been lambasted.
The process will begin in November and Tepco expects to take about a year removing the assemblies, spokesman Yoshikazu Nagai told Reuters by e-mail. It’s just one installment in the decommissioning process for the plant forecast to take about 40 years and cost $11 billion.
Each fuel rod assembly weighs about 300 kilograms (660 pounds) and is 4.5 meters (15 feet) long. There are 1,331 of the spent fuel assemblies and a further 202 unused assemblies are also stored in the pool, Nagai said.
Spent fuel rods also contain plutonium, one of the most toxic substances in the universe, that gets formed during the later stages of a reactor core’s operation.
“There is a risk of an inadvertent criticality if the bundles are distorted and get too close to each other,” Gundersen said.
He was referring to an atomic chain reaction that left unchecked could result in a large release of radiation and heat that the fuel pool cooling system isn’t designed to absorb.
“The problem with a fuel pool criticality is that you can’t stop it. There are no control rods to control it,” Gundersen said. “The spent fuel pool cooling system is designed only to remove decay heat, not heat from an ongoing nuclear reaction.”
The rods are also vulnerable to fire should they be exposed to air, Gundersen said. [The pools have already boiled due to exposure to air.]
Tepco has shored up the building, which may have tilted and was bulging after the explosion, a source of global concern that has been raised in the U.S. Congress.
The fuel assemblies have to be first pulled from the racks they are stored in, then inserted into a heavy steel chamber. This operation takes place under water before the chamber, which shields the radiation pulsating from the rods, can be removed from the pool and lowered to ground level.
The chamber is then transported to the plant’s common storage pool in an undamaged building where the assemblies will be stored.
[Here is a visual tour of Fukushima's fuel pools, along with graphics of how the rods will be removed.]
Tepco confirmed the Reactor No. 4 fuel pool contains debris during an investigation into the chamber earlier this month.
Removing the rods from the pool is a delicate task normally assisted by computers, according to Toshio Kimura, a former Tepco technician, who worked at Fukushima Daiichi for 11 years.
“Previously it was a computer-controlled process that memorized the exact locations of the rods down to the millimeter and now they don’t have that. It has to be done manually so there is a high risk that they will drop and break one of the fuel rods,” Kimura said.
Corrosion from the salt water will have also weakened the building and equipment, he said.
And if an another strong earthquake strikes before the fuel is fully removed that topples the building or punctures the pool and allow the water to drain, a spent fuel fire releasing more radiation than during the initial disaster is possible, threatening about Tokyo 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.
What’s the bottom line?
Top scientists and government officials say that Tepco should be removed from all efforts to stabilize Fukushima. And an international team of the smartest scientists should handle this difficult “surgery”.
Note 1: Americans should not assume that we can’t have any effect on internal Japanese politics. It is the American government which is calling the shots in terms of Japanese nuclear policy … and has been for many decades.
Note 2: This situation is identical to the financial crisis, mass surveillance by the NSA and other scandals. Specifically, no amount of debate can fix the problem. If we don’t fire the people who caused the problems in the first place – and have no motivation to actually fix things – they will never get fixed.
Image from GreenPeace. Is Fukushima "an act of God" disaster or man-made 'disaster'? The politicians will have you forget the difference. Tiny black dots, past Earthquake Epicenters; Red Radioactive Logos "Nuclear Generating Stations" aka how to merely boil water with threat to all global life Plutonium, Americium, Cesium and Neptunium, et al.
Beware of the "greenwashers" of radiological/chemical Pacific poison fish and their "grad-student guru" proclaiming "safe levels" that lack any numbers whatsoever. Safe as in one isotope or a dozen isotopes, as in "we have a grad-student gurus word that tuna is safe" albeit with no numbers... What isotopes were tested for, what lab did the tests, who peer reviewed the study and why did LA Times fail to print out the numbers?
Safe as in the dirty water 300 tonnes per day contaminated dump water filled with radioactive hot particles circling in the Pacific Gyre?
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