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Offline zorgon

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Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« on: August 12, 2013, 07:28:30 PM »
Emergency Declared at Fukushima
Aug 6th, 2013


Don't know if this was posted yet... I didn't look yet :P



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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- After a 6.0 earthquake shook Fukushima on Sunday, the crippled nuclear power plant has attracted renewed national and international attention. Now, Shinji Kinjo, the head of Japan´s Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NRA, admits to a Reuters journalist, that “right now, we have an emergency”.

On Sunday, an earthquake, measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale, shook the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. The epicenter of Sunday´s earthquake was near the epicenter of the 2011, 9.0 earthquake, that caused the death of more than 15.000 during a subsequent Tsunami, and which crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing the meltdown of the core of several reactors, and as some experts claim, the meltdown of stored fuel rods.

The earthquake on Sunday directed renewed national and international attention to the situation at the crippled Fukushima power plant. The immediate response from the side of the operator of the plant, TEPCO, was that the earthquake had not caused any new or additional damage.

However, in July it transpired, that the plant continues leaking highly radioactive contaminated water directly into the Pacific Ocean. Now, the head of Japan´s Nuclear Regular Authority, NRA, admits that “Right now, we have an emergency”.

Approximately 400 tons of groundwater percolate into the basements of the crippled plant every day. There, the groundwater mixes with the water, which is pumped into the plant in the, according to some sources desperate” attempts to cool down the reactor cores which are in a state of meltdown. The temperature of the cores however, continues to rise. The highly contaminated water is escaping directly into the Pacific Ocean.

On Sunday, a nuclear physicist stated to nsnbc international, on condition of anonymity, that the situation at Fukushima can best be described as an open air nuclear power plant in meltdown mode, with the cooling water being pumped directly into the ocean.

Moreover, the contaminated water is also entering the surface soil and the groundwater. The consequences could be described as catastrophic.

The Fukushima plant operator, TEPCO, has over the last two years claimed that it has managed to prevent the escape of radioactive contaminated water into the groundwater, because it is storing spent cooling water in storage tanks, and because it has “hardened the earth” around the reactors by injecting a chemical compound into the earth surrounding the reactors, which, so TEPCO, contains the water in a kind of basin.

In July, TEPCO then had to admit, that the lethally toxic water could not be contained anyway. The shell or basin around the crippled reactors “is not holding water”. The technique only works from a depths of 1.8 meters and below, but the contaminated water is spilling from the basements and onto the top soil because more water, including groundwater enters, than TEPCO can pump out. A nuclear engineer who has been working for TEPCO told the Reuters news agency:

“If you build a wall, of course the water is going to accumulate there. And there is no other way for the water to go but up or sideways and eventually to the ocean. So now, the question is how long do we have?”

http://nsnbc.me/2013/08/06/emergency-declared-at-fukushima/
« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 07:31:05 PM by zorgon »

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 07:59:26 PM »

i thought there had been a 5 something quake in july also





[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIZEmpkgXmc#at=25[/youtube]

Published on Aug 11, 2013

Anchor Anand Naidoo asks radiation expert Dr. Janette Sherman why the leakage is still going on at Fukushima -- and if it will imperil other countries.





yeah there was an earlier one

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3ctaHJkcg0LEgRTZWVkGJ6jjxIM/2013/07/23/magnitude-52-earthquake-centered-near-fukushima-c
Japan earthquake Magnitude 5.2 earthquake centered near Fukushima coast; depth 10 kilometers, no tsunami risk - @The_Japan_News
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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 07:46:31 PM »
Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, in addition to
the leaks over the "dirt wall" .

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The storage tank breach of about 300 metric tons of water is separate from contaminated water leaks reported in recent weeks, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Tuesday.

The latest leak is so contaminated that a person standing half a meter (1 ft 8 inches) away would, within an hour, receive a radiation dose five times the average annual global limit for nuclear workers.

After 10 hours, a worker in that proximity to the leak would develop radiation sickness with symptoms including nausea and a drop in white blood cells.

"That is a huge amount of radiation. The situation is getting worse," said Michiaki Furukawa, who is professor emeritus at Nagoya University and a nuclear chemist.
 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/20/us-japan-fukushima-leak-idUSBRE97J02920130820
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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 08:30:30 PM »
Radiological Release Incident

For the first time since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a Radiological
Release Incident has been officially decalred.

Tank Has Leaked Tons of Contaminated Water at Japan Nuclear Site

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Three hundred tons of highly contaminated water has leaked from a storage tank at the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on Japan’s Pacific coast, its operator said Tuesday, prompting regulators to declare a “radiological release incident” for the first time since disaster struck there in 2011 and adding new fears of environmental calamity.

Workers raced to place sandbags around the leaking tank to stem the spread of the water, contaminated by levels of radioactive cesium and strontium many hundreds of times as high as legal safety limits, according to the operator, Tokyo Electric Power, or Tepco. The task was made more urgent by a forecast of heavy rain for the region later in the day
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/world/asia/300-tons-of-contaminated-water-leak-from-japanese-nuclear-plant.html?_r=0

And this just in from Rueters

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Japan will raise the severity rating of a recent toxic water leak at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant to level 3, or "serious incident", on an international scale for radiological releases, underlining the deepening sense of crisis at the site.
 
Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Fukushima, the plant's operator said on Tuesday, the most serious setback to date for the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/21/us-japan-fukushima-severity-idUSBRE97K02B20130821

For the first time since 2011, an INES rating has been issued...
Deep sorrow for those there at the plant, news reports say workers have been
"dusted" , setting off alarms, and that the levels of radiation are very severe.
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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 08:49:13 PM »
And so it begins....

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 09:10:07 PM »
Yup.  How are We doing on the frequency thing of John H.'s?
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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 12:53:41 PM »
Yup.  How are We doing on the frequency thing of John H.'s?

No idea... that is the tech departments baby :D

But I am not understanding how it will work....


In the meantime...

THE SEA IS BOILING


Sea water off the Fukushima Diachi plant appears to have reached the core and is causing the sea water to BOIL....  I just saw this today on Facebook and need to track it down....



Aw crap.... yeah it's for real   

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 01:02:23 PM »
No idea... that is the tech departments baby :D

But I am not understanding how it will work....


In the meantime...

THE SEA IS BOILING


Sea water off the Fukushima Diachi plant appears to have reached the core and is causing the sea water to BOIL....  I just saw this today on Facebook and need to track it down....



Aw crap.... yeah it's for real

Is there a link to that picture Z so we can share it elsewhere? They say the area is prone to fog, could this be fog? I know on glp they call it foggium.

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 01:07:29 PM »
yea i heard a radio broadcast from over at gl that said the fog thats been showing up for the last month is not natural this time of year and has crept at night up to fifteen kilometers from fuku before dissipating in the daytime.that same radio show said that there is a weapons grade plant underground that has been flooded and is leaking to.
i read that there was hints of one three stories under fuku back when all this started.so basically a chaotic poop pile that in about three months may go supercritical and level most of japan.
one person a couple of weeks ago said that it fould be the biggest nuke ever.that it would be so big that the mushroom will go to space and release a cloud of plasma in space.when combined with tritium.it becomes a thermonuclear situation which is really bad.and tritium is all over fuku.especially in the water tanks.and when it goes off it wont consume all the radiation .so even more fontamination from the metal dust.all speculation of course.
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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 01:11:12 PM »
Is there any sort of real time sat service such as google earth where we could zero in on FUku and actually see the ocean boiling?

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 02:07:07 PM »
No idea... that is the tech departments baby :D

But I am not understanding how it will work....


In the meantime...

THE SEA IS BOILING


Sea water off the Fukushima Diachi plant appears to have reached the core and is causing the sea water to BOIL....  I just saw this today on Facebook and need to track it down....



Aw crap.... yeah it's for real

I've been tracking the usage of the above photo, it's been around since at least 6th August 2013, maybe a bit longer.  It appears people have been using this photo to high-lite the dangers posed at Fukushima https://www.facebook.com/TheCatchConservationFund

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2013, 03:39:43 PM »
Is there any sort of real time sat service such as google earth where we could zero in on FUku and actually see the ocean boiling?

There is a video from NHK  the Japanese news service that I was using for three months at ATS to keep up on this..

The image source IS NHK  Not found the video feed yet  but the thread is HERE

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI - THE SEA IS BOILING
http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/index.php?topic=5163.msg69871#msg69871



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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 04:36:25 PM »


this is not good news

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/01/20281539-radiation-spikes-to-lethal-levels-at-japans-fukushima-nuclear-plant?lite=


Radiation spikes to lethal levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

By Arata Yamamoto, Producer, NBC News
TOKYO — Radiation readings near water tanks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have risen dramatically, with one test registering lethal levels, the plant's operators reported Sunday.

The Tokyo Electric Power Co., or TEPCO, said the high readings were discovered at four new locations on Saturday, near the joints at the bottom of storage tanks that are holding highly contaminated water. One of the readings reached 1,800 millisieverts per hour, which is considered enough to kill an exposed person in four hours, the company said. Previous readings around the same tank registered a dose of 100 millisieverts per hour.


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Other locations registered readings that ranged from 70 to 230 millisieverts, TEPCO said. The typical American receives a background radiation dose of 6.2 millisieverts per year, and Japanese law sets an annual exposure limit of 50 millisieverts for nuclear plant workers during normal hours.

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TEPCO spokesman told Reuters that "we are investigating the cause" of the rise in radiation levels. He said one factor behind the higher readings was that investigators used an instrument capable of registering greater amounts of radiation. Instruments used previously had been capable of measuring radiation only up to 100 millisieverts, but the new instruments were able to measure up to 10,000 millisieverts, the spokesman told Reuters.

The company said the radiation measured was beta rays, which would be easier to protect against than gamma rays.

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 05:08:14 PM »

The typical american receives 6Msv per year??

How come? Here in the UK the maxium background (pre fuku was 2), and that's in Cornwall where they have a lot of granite.

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Re: Emergency Declared at Fukushima
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 05:19:40 PM »
The typical american receives 6Msv per year??

How come? Here in the UK the maxium background (pre fuku was 2), and that's in Cornwall where they have a lot of granite.

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Take a look at Wikipedia.

It looks like they are already inflating those numbers...

 


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