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Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots within 2 hours!!

Posted in 2017 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots, in the latest challenge to efforts aimed at dismantling the disaster-hit facility.

Radiation levels inside the plant’s No. 2 reactor were estimated at 530 sieverts per hour at one spot, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday after analyzing images taken by a manually operated camera that probed the deepest point yet within the reactor.

Even after taking a 30-percent margin of error into account, the radiation level was still far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts per hour detected by sensors in 2012 though at a point not as deep, TEPCO said. Radiation exposure at 530 sieverts per hour would effectively shut down TEPCO’s planned robot camera probe in under two hours.

But TEPCO said the high reading focused on a single point, with levels estimated to be much lower at other spots filmed by the camera. It added that the planned robot probe would not sustain severe damage because it was unlikely to linger for too long at a single point.

The three cameras mounted on a caterpillar-type robot are designed to withstand up to 1,000 sieverts in total. TEPCO said the radiation is not leaking outside the reactor. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge tsunami barrelling into Japan’s northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the Fukushima plant in the worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

Japan’s government said in December that it expects the total costs – including compensation, decommissioning and decontamination – to reach 21.5 trillion yen ($190 billion) in a process likely to take decades as high radiation levels have slowed operations.

TEPCO has said it plans to eventually use robots to locate the fuel debris as part of the decommissioning process.

Images of the wreckage inside the No. 2 reactor captured by the camera show that the metal grating under the pressure vessel which contained nuclear fuel has largely sunken in, causing a hole about one metre wide.

Black debris that could be melted fuel is also seen in the images. Fuel may have melted through the vessel and damaged the grating but the exact cause was not determined, TEPCO spokesman Tatsuhiro Yamagishi said Friday. “It may have been caused by nuclear fuel that would have melted and made a hole in the vessel, but it is only a hypothesis at this stage,” he told AFP.

“We believe the captured images offer very useful information, but we still need to investigate given that it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside,” he said.


Japan Advises Women NOT to Move to TOKYO! Population report: rural areas losing young women

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


Published on May 13, 2014

Population report: rural areas losing young women
A private study panel estimates that by 2040, nearly 50 percent of all Japanese municipalities may have fewer than half as many young women as they did in 2010.
The Japan Policy Council projected the populations of cities, towns and villages for 2040 based on data compiled by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research. The study was based on a scenario positing the continued outflow of people from rural municipalities to large cities.
The report says 896 municipalities, or about 49.8 percent of the total, will see their populations of actively reproducing women in their 20s and 30s more than halved by 2040.

United Nations Conference on Environment & Development
Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992

US nuclear waste site to be closed for 3 years
A company managing an underground nuclear waste repository in the US state of New Mexico says it has still not determined the cause of a radioactive leak at the facility in February. It estimates that it will take another 3 years before the facility can reopen.
The leak occurred 660 meters below ground.

Twenty-one employees working on the surface were exposed to radiation. The company held a meeting with local residents in a nearby town on Thursday. It said a chemical reaction inside a nuclear waste container may have caused the leak.
The company said it will likely take 3 years before workers can secure safety and resume operations.

Areas near reactors checked for iodine supply
Japan’s government has begun checking whether 24 of the country’s prefectures have supplies of iodine tablets required for people living within 30 kilometers of nuclear power plants.
The prefectures’ governments must store such tablets to be distributed to residents in case of nuclear emergencies. The central government finances such supplies.
Iodine is said to be useful in preventing the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive substances
The government began the investigation after Niigata Prefecture was found to have failed to store more than 1.3 million tablets necessary for residents within 30 kilometers of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.
A prefectural official admitted to forging documents and pretending to buy the tablets. His boss did not confirm delivery.
Government officials in charge of nuclear disaster prevention are to visit Niigata Prefecture next week to look into the case.
May 9, 2014 – Updated 06:46 UTC

‘Kitty litter’ blamed for explosive nuclear leak at WIPP — “Incredibly important to act quickly” — ‘All these drums’ are at risk, including at other sites — Must be gathered ‘right away’ before they also burst — Summer heat will increase instability — Storage rooms must be sealed off to contain future ‘events’…

Professor: Concerns Fukushima is impacting Alaska; “Unusual animals showing up dead… Seals with unknown disease… first cases of avian cholera” — NOAA: ‘Rare whale beachings’ in Alaska under investigation — Japan Paper: Mysterious sea creatures found one after another along coast (PHOTOS)…

Japan Times: Fukushima fallout in N. America at 400,000,000,000,000 Bq of Cesium-137 — Study: Hazardous on a ‘continental scale’ — Physicist: “Cancer a certainty” if one radioactive particle ingested — CBS: Inaccurate internet reports stoked fear radiation had somehow come our way (VIDEO)…

New Mexico nuclear waste site halts shipments of toxic materials to Texas…

Regulators Worry Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable to Quakes
NRC Asks Companies in 10 States East of Rockies to Submit Detailed Reports…

New NHK Documentary Aired May 10, 2014…
Censorship wins again!!!

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Fukushima Radioactive Fallout in Alaska. Wildlife Health Implications

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


Scientists present links between unusual Alaska seal deaths and Fukushima fallout – Skin lesions, hair loss, lethargy – ‘Pulsed release’ when built-up radionuclides were set free as ice melted – “Wildlife health implications” due to radiation exposure discussed

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Jan. 20-24, 2014 (emphasis added): 2011 Fukushima Fall Out: Aerial Deposition On To Sea Ice Scenario And Wildlife Health Implications To Ice-Associated Seals (Dr. Doug Dasher, John Kelley, Gay Sheffield, Raphaela Stimmelmayr) –

On March 11, 2011 off Japan’s west coast, an earthquake-generated tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant resulting in a major nuclear accident that included a large release of airborne radionuclides into the environment. Within five days of the accident atmospheric air masses carrying Fukushima radiation were transiting into the northern Bering and Chukchi seas.

 During summer 2011 it became evident to coastal communities and wildlife management agencies that there was a novel disease outbreak occurring in several species of Arctic ice-associated seals.Gross symptoms associated with the disease included lethargy, no new hair growth, and skin lesions, with the majority of the outbreak reports occurring between the Nome and Barrow region. NOAA and USFWS declared an Alaska Northern Pinnipeds Usual Mortality Event (UME) in late winter of 2011.

The ongoing Alaska 2011 Northern Pinnipeds UME investigation continues to explore a mix of potential etiologies (infectious, endocrine, toxins, nutritious etc.), including radioactivity. Currently, the underlying etiology remains undetermined. We present results on gamma analysis (cesium 134 and 137) of muscle tissue from control and diseased seals, and discuss wildlife health implications from different possible routes of exposure to Fukushima fallout to ice seals.

 Since the Fukushima fallout period occurred during the annual sea ice cover period from Nome to Barrow, a sea ice based fallout scenario in addition to amarine food web based one is of particular relevance for the Fukushima accident. Under a proposed sea ice fallout deposition scenario, radionuclides would have been settled onto sea ice. Sea ice and snow would have acted as a temporary refuge for deposited radionuclides; thus radionuclides would have only become available for migration during the melting season and would not have entered the regional food web in any appreciable manner until breakup (pulsed release).

The cumulative on-ice exposure for ice seals would have occurred through external, inhalation, and non-equilibrium dietary pathways during the ice-based seasonal spring haulout period for molting/pupping/breeding activities. Additionally, ice seals would have been under dietary/metabolic constraints and experiencing hormonal changes associated with reproduction and molting.

1000 tons of polluted Fukushima rain water dumped into the sea

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

The Extinction Protocol

September 17, 2013JAPANThe operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility. Typhoon Man-yi smashed into Japan on Monday, bringing with it heavy rain that caused flooding in some parts of the country, including the ancient city of Kyoto. The rain also lashed near the broken plant run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), swamping enclosure walls around clusters of water tanks containing toxic water that was used to cool broken reactors. Some of the tanks were earlier found to be leaking contaminated water. “Workers measured the radioactive levels of the water collected in the enclosure walls, pumping it back into tanks when the levels were high,” said a TEPCO official. “Once finding it was mostly rain water they released it from the enclosure, because there is a…

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CRIIRAD (Commission for independent research and information on radioactivity) International campaign : “No radioactivity in our food” / International Nuclear Lobby is Lying

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

Forecast for Plume’s Path Is a Function of Wind and WeatherScientists Project Path of Radiation Plume By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


A forecast by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows how weather patterns this week might disperse radiation from a continuous source in Fukushima, Japan. The forecast does not show actual levels of radiation, but it does allow the organization to estimate when different monitoring stations, marked with small dots, might be able to detect extremely low levels of radiation. Health and nuclear experts emphasize that any plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States…….