Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fukushima Update: 3 Admitted Meltdowns, 6 Years After the Fact

Long term readers here were aware in 2011 that there had been multiple meltdowns at Fukushima. Though the main stream media reports of the day denied and denied that fact- My posts from 2011 will be relinked after the latest news reports.

 Sadly the  most recent media articles mention the 3 meltdowns in a very casual manner- as if attempting to gloss over or obscure the fact that this triple meltdown occurred nearly 6 years ago and the subsequent radiation contamination continues to be a problem for the planet to this very day


Techtimes
Azby Brown of citizen science organization Safecast said that while the radiation level proves “astoundingly high,” it does not readily represent any alarming radiation level change at the nuclear site. It’s just that they were measured that far inside the reactor for the first time. 
“[I]t does not mean that levels there are rising, but that a previously unmeasurable high-radiation area has finally been measured,”

Two items I’d like to address regarding above information:

 First: Safecast appears to be the media go to group. I wondered why that was and checked them out! Safecast : which takes no position on nuclear power, is supported by foundations, grants and individual donations.” I cannot find their financial information on site

Claiming to take no position can simply mean Safecast doesn't want to state a position
“Safecast is funded by individuals, grants, and charitable foundations, however financial contributors and donors have no input on Safecast methods or mission.”
 NGO? If Safecast's statement is to be taken at face value, why not publish the donor list? 
Is it not published because to do so would incriminate Safecast? Is this a lie by omission?
 2nd: You are supposed to find statements such as the one made by Azby Brown reassuring. But should we? While it may be true that "radiation levels that prove astoundingly high" may not necessarily indicate a rise in radiation-  It can equally be true that these very high readings, finally taken, indicate that extremely high levels of radiation have been contaminating the environment for nearly 6 years now! These high levels also indicate to us that this will continue on unabated. That’s not reassuring.

Science Alert
Reactor 2:
"Even the remote-operated camera sent in to capture these images is only designed to withstand 1,000 sieverts of radiation, which means it won't last more than two hours in the No. 2 reactor.

It's not yet clear exactly what's causing the high levels either. It's possible that previous readings were incorrect or not detailed enough, and levels have always been this high. Or maybe something inside the reactor has changed.

The fact that these readings were so high in this particular location suggests that maybe melted reactor fuel escaped the pressure vessel, and is located somewhere nearby.

Adding to that hypothesis is the fact that the images reveal a gaping 1-metre (3.2-foot) hole in the metal grate underneath the pressure vessel - which could indicate that nuclear fuel had melted out of it.

On Monday, Tepco also saw "black chunks" deposited on the grating directly under the pressure vessel - which could be evidence of melted fuel rods"
JapanTimes
The hole could have been caused when the fuel escaped the pressure vessel after the mega-quake and massive tsunami triggered a station blackout that crippled the plant’s ability to cool the reactors.

If confirmed, this would be a huge deal, because in the six years since the three Fukushima reactors went into meltdown, no one has ever been able to find any trace of the nuclear fuel rods.

In the six years since the three Fukushima reactors went into meltdown....

“The world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 triggered core meltdowns in reactors 1 through 3. Portions of the core in each reactor are believed to have melted through their pressure vessels and pooled at the bottom of their containment vessels.
Triggered core meltdowns in reactors 1 through 3.
The actual condition of the melted fuel remains unknown because the radiation is too high to check it”
There it is. Finally. After years of lying and covering up. Three reactors went into meltdown, immediately after the earthquake and tsunami,  exactly as I'd informed my readers of, nearly 6 years ago.. After taking time to reread those older postings I remain as disheartened now as then.

All of March 2011 posts covering Fukushima's Triple Meltdown


March 14/2011Nuclear Power is the Problem, Not the Solution

March 15/2011: Japan: Spent fuel pond ablaze, radiation spewing and a third explosion!

March 15/2011: Japan hit by 6.0 aftershock

March 17/2011: Fukushima, GE design flaws, MOX Plutonium fuel at #3 plant, and interviews
 Where to begin with this one....
I want to be wrong, and I hope to be wrong. But, I fear that Japan is far, far worse then we are being told, quite humbly I will say, Dire is the word that comes to mind. Please let me be wrong.
March 18/2011: Mark1 problems long known, Spent Fuel more threatening then reactors

March 21/2011: # 3 MOX plant at Fukishima, smoke reported today. Questioning the reporting
 You may wonder why, why do you persist on this topic? Mainly because I am of the opinion we are being lied to. All of us. Not just the Japanese, but, all the people of the globe.
Governments lie to us daily. To cover up for their business and banking cronies. It is a fact.
Any look over the most recent news, that is if you are really paying attention, would surely mean you are aware of that.
So it is back to Japan, nuclear reactors and radiation and plutonium poisoning. Specifically, we are going back to the # 3 plant at the nuclear complex. This is the one I have addressed on several occasions. This is the MOX fuel plant.



 March 22/2011Fukushima: Core Meltdowns, nuclear lobbyists working overtime, non-existent US evacuation plans & Ann Coulter (crackpot)
 Yesterday it was actually reported, finally, that three of the Fukushima reactors are in meltdown.
 U.S. nuclear advocates try to limit political impact of Japan reactor crisis
 Nuclear power advocates are waging an intense lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill this week in an attempt to limit the political fallout from the reactor crisis in Japan.
 Spurred on by federal subsidies and potential climate-change legislation, the nuclear industry has dramatically stepped up its federal lobbying and campaign contributions in recent years, records show.

Briefly: Keeping the Fukushima disaster quiet serves the globalist in building their desired profitable money making/smart control technocracy- They want everything to run electrically for the sheer ability to control- everything- Centralized power control grid.  Your smart everything in your smart city will run on electric power generated by many more nuclear power plants- Control, control, control.

March 23/2011:   Stuxnet /Fukushima: Connected? Why and Why not

March 23/2011: Skimming headlines for the "facts" on Fukushima

 As I reported to you some days ago, there was at least 3 nuclear reactors in some state of meltdown.
Finally a mainstream piece, from Egypt, has reported this today!

It was actually confirmed on March 18/2011 by the Japanese IAEA that 3 reactor cores were damaged-
 You would never know any of this if you watched the likes of CNN or any of the other western mainstream propaganda outlets. Who have been busily covering for their corporate masters...
But, I digress once again. A neutron beam has been reported emanating from Fukushima

Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.
So Fukushima has been in meltdown from the beginning!
 Neutrons are emitted during a nuclear chain reaction; so given the context, is Kyodo's report to be taken as indicating that a chain reaction took place after the reactors shut down?
 March 28/2011:Fukushima: Damaged containment vessels, including # 4, poisons in the ocean, plutonium in the soil.
 Let's face it, if TEPCO is finally acknowledging this as a possibility, you KNOW the reactor containment vessels are damaged and have been since the beginning.

Damaged containment vessels are present in reactor #1, #2 and #3 (MOX fuel)
I have covered the three crippled plants and the MOX fuel in several previous posts.
So if your new or haven't been paying attention I will relink them all at the bottom.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. acknowledged for the first time possible damage to core pressure containers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant--the last line of defense in preventing radioactive materials from spewing out.
March 29/2011: Japan may have lost race for containment in Unit # 2

March 30/2011:  Fukushima: Radiation soars in Seawater, Plutonium poisons soil, 4 plants decomissioned, Media lies, No safe levels of radiation

It's certainly a sad collective memory.

9 comments:

  1. Penny, I don't hold a firm position with regards to Nuclear everything. But I have different opinions in my mind like this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKOTKdhBm_4

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  2. Hi Penny, what do you think of this report?

    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukureport1b.pdf

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    1. Pascal: I cannot get that pdf open? might be my old computer- I tried twice.

      I will go to his site and see what I can read there.

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  3. Hi Kaz:

    I am familiar with some of the contrary information regarding nuclear testing etc. Haven't looked at your video as of yet, but, have an idea on the topic you may be referencing...

    Here's one issue I do take with this idea at this time...

    The information floating around in this regard reminds me of the peak oil claims before the remake of the middle east began in earnest- We were set to run out of oil and here we are years later with a glut of it.

    We're now looking at nuclear power as the clean green solution for alleged AGW. Running the smart grids and smart cities and smart appliances and phones and everything- so the need for it, nuclear power, to be accepted as safe has never been so important as at this time period.

    Coincidentally the past couple years we get this maybe nuclear isn't so bad idea making the rounds

    That bothers me

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    1. The video is not about Nuclear testing, but of an engineer who is coming forward that some people are building a myth around nuclear power that it is dangerous and so forth. The engineer has build quite a number of plants so I assume he knows what he is talking about, with regards to nuclear testing, Like I said I have no firm opinion about it, It might be used as an idea to scare people or the weapon is real but they are exaggerating the effects in order to think that when dropped on a city that the city is gone.

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  4. There is No such thing as safe Nuke Power.

    http://enenews.com/

    http://fukushimawatch.com/

    The MOX count that they give out is wrong, the Amerikan caskets design/manufacture said they delivered caskets to 4 rods each and not 2. The Amerikan govt. no longer gives any rad counts to the public and when that happens then you know it's not good for the planet.

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    1. Hey jo: the fukushima watch link is talking about the troubles with the Mark 1 reactors- I mentioned that in 2011- and the problem with that reactor was known well before the fukushima incident

      "It looks as if cost cutting prevailed over safety when it came to the Mark 1 reactor. As far back as 1972 there have been issues..

      The warnings were stark and issued repeatedly as far back as 1972: If the cooling systems ever failed at a Mark 1 nuclear reactor, the primary containment vessel surrounding the reactor would probably burst as the fuel rods inside overheated. Dangerous radiation would spew into the environment.

      Now, with one Mark 1 containment vessel damaged at the embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and other vessels there under severe strain, the weaknesses of the design — developed in the 1960s by General Electric — could be contributing to the unfolding catastrophe. When the ability to cool a reactor is compromised, the containment vessel is the last line of defense..."


      And the containment vessel did not contain the problem

      http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.ca/2011/03/mark1-problems-long-known-spent-fuel.html


      that much is obvious from the recent reports

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  5. Hi Penny, hope you are ok. Any thoughts about the situation in the ME and Turkey-Russia relations?

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    1. I'm good Ally. Yourself?
      I will be back to the ME situation shortly- I've always got thoughts about it

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