Via Fukushima Diary: “Oyama measured alpha ray in Yamagata and Niigata prefecture, where are on Japan sea side [...] Because this is too high even compared to the contamination situation in Fukushima, Mr. Oyama suspects it might be from past nuclear tests.”
There is a major error in their assumption that it is too radioactive to be from Daichi's reactors. If they are looking on the internet for what is coming out of the reactors they may not be taking into account the decays chains and branching reactions. Also, vapor deposited alpha emitters will have higher emissions than a formed foil or bar.
Radioactive materials were found in the Sea of Japan only about a week after the disaster started. The official story was that it had probably been moved there by currents. I spent some time trying to figure out how that was possible, and came to the conclusion that what they thought were currents in the sea were actually smoke from a pipe dream.
We know that centimeter sized fuel fragments that had recently been part of a critical mass were thrown over a mile from the plant – we were told this by an official of the US NRC in a July 28 conference call (though the official transcript is missing a few important words). I wondered at the time whether something might have gone into the Sea of Japan. It is an awfully long way. But the force needed to throw something as small as a centimeter over a mile would have thrown something much more massive a good deal farther. It seems very, very unlikely, but really, alpha particles are not common in nature.
My guess (I am an engineer, and though I would not consider myself an expert in ballistics, I have worked in the field) is that the fuel fragments left the area where they were in the plant at a velocity well above twice the speed of sound, perhaps a multiple of that speed. They were not stabilized, and had a very bad ballistic shape, so they were probably losing more than half their energy every hundred yards.
A massive object might have gone far enough to "leave the atmosphere," reducing drag. Whether it could have gone as far as the Sea of Japan is a guess. It seems impossible. But then, TEPCO said the whole thing was impossible only a couple years ago.
1.4 uSv/hr is 20x background, and that is just alpha. That doesn't seem likely to come from nuclear tests. I don't remember seeing readings like this last year so far away from the plant… this kind of accumulation is recent, the past few months at the most.
The radiation deposited last March and April is being dwarfed now by the stuff that has come down since then.
On a slightly different note, i think it awesome you have bitten the bullet and purchased gamma spectrometry equipment. I can send a small samples of radioactive mineral samples (Free) which will be encapsulated in epoxy resin in the form of buttons. The mineral contained within will be tiny, but more than enough for good gamma spectrometry.
I can get your postal details from Steven if you ask him to send them to me, or on facebook at 'gamma spectacular' facebook page.
What are the odds, that an already twice nuked little island country, the size of montana, with over one hundren twenty million people, would put fifty four plus nuclear power plants, all along their ocean shores, in one of the most earthquake and tsunami prone areas in the world? Sheesh, what are the odds?
GE and Rockefellers, and others, were encouraging if not forcing nuclear research over there. Too bad the failures are now all over the Northern Hemisphere especially, and the Southern Hemisphere as well. Every one should boycott NBC and all other GE products. I know I am. All TV and radio and newspapers should refuse their advertising.
"Autism, Mercury, and the Global Vaccine Agenda" by Michael Ayoub, MD, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIFpbAxDMYI
contains mention that those who began working on Memorandum 200, found the Rockefeller Institute was decades ahead of them already in research and work toward reducing world population in almost every conceivable research topic area.
Each spent fuel pool at the reactor buildings contained 3,450 fuel assemblies.
Hence, we can extrapolate that spent fuel pool #3 had 2.592X as much cesium as spent fuel pool 4 (1331 assemblies). So, spent fuel pool #3 could have had 12,960X as much cesium as the Hiroshima bomb, or 1,153,440 terabecquerels of cesium-137.
These figures are really only general estimations and do not address the relative depletion of radiation in the spent fuel pools since they're based on Koide's estimation of the amount of radiation in fuel pool 4, which contained new fuel. So, the figures are useful but only ballpark in nature.
STILL, we are talking huge amounts of fuel that could have been vaporized at 3 (and this doesn't even include the fuel in the reactor core)
According to the report linked here, the common spent fuel pool had 6,291 assemblies in March of 2010. Accordingly, it must have approximately 4.7 X as much Cesium-137 as spent fuel pool #4.
Put otherwise, the common spent fuel pool must have over 23,000X as much cesium-137 as contained in the Hiroshima bomb. It must have 23,000X 89 terabecquerels worth of cesium-137. THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE TO NO MENTION OF THE STATUS OF THE COMMON SPENT FUEL POOL.
majia, There have been pictures posted here of unit #4 intact after the explosions at unit #3. So the damage at unit #4 is separate from unit #3.
There have been posted here differing witness accounts of unit #4. One, at least, has said that there were explosions at #4. Another, at least, said that the walls and roof melted inward presumably from the heat of the uncovered fuel in the dry spent fuel pool.
Then there have been reports of fires. It is possible that all three different kinds of events occurred in March, 2011. The reactor was defective even before it was even installed in unit #4.
5.22.2011 – Land at Daiichi had major shift, causing buildings and towers to skew. UPDATE
“UPDATE: More information on the land movements at the power plant has come out. Based on Geospatial data the area where Fukushima Daiichi sits likely moved 220 to 250 centimeters to the east. Or in standard measurements 86-98 inches, 7.16 to 8.16 feet of horizontal movement, The known vertical movement of the land area is 50 centimeters, about 19.68 inches or about 1.64 feet. A shift of about 8 feet horizontal and over a foot and a half drop is significant enough to cause buildings or structures to sit out of proper vertical alignment. That much movement could easily break foundations, connections or damage equipment. Details of the data and calcuations can be found over at Ex-SKF Blog …
Confirmed: Fukushima Disaster Contaminated Ocean With 50 Million Times Normal Radiation, Leaks Still Ongoing
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
“Things are suddenly heating up again with Fukushima. As we reported yesterday, the southern wall of Fukushima reactor #4 apparently collapsed over the past few days, calling into question the structural integrity of the remainder of the containment building….
“This report, published in Environmental Science & Technology, reveals that levels of radioactive cesium reached 50 million times normal levels in the ocean water off the coast of the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility. Even more concerning, the abstract of this paper concludes, ‘…the concentrations through the end of July remain higher than expected implying continued releases from the reactors or other contaminated sources, such as groundwater or coastal sediments’….
I'm so sorry majia! Almost laid down with a headache myself today,….but I just can't sleep, so why bother? My stomach was like yours last night,….cried myself to sleep.
Are you doing the soak baths majia? Epsom salt, baking soda, and MSM powder. As hot as you can stand,…and stay there for 20-30 minutes and SWEAT, K? Pretty please. Your kids need you,…WE NEED YOU FRIEND!
Get better Majia… I get relief with hand-held hair dryer just to get some sensation other than throbbing. Headaches here in Texas also…son, spouse, and me. In the land beyond aspirin. But we're tough. Still doing things that need doing. Hang in there. They haven't killed us yet.
Radiation on the Japan sea side of the island. We must take into account that N. Korea is attempting to go nuclear. They could have had an accidental release… or possibly a purposeful release under the cover of Japans nuclear problems.
So…2,000 pounds to a ton gives us a grand total of:
3.5 million pounds of uranium.
For comparison….Chernobyl had 180 tons (360 thousand pounds) of unenriched uranium (.07% of U-235) versus the enriched uranium fuel for Daiichi which contains 4 times more U-235.
So ten times more nuclear fuel and 4 times more powerful per unit. But wait…we have a MOX fueled Unit 3 that absolutely raises the bar to another level. And it has already blown the coop into the atmosphere.
Unit 4 may also be loaded with MOX fuel, although this has not been verified. In any event…spent fuel always contains plutonium (about 1%) as a waste uranium byproduct.
Emissions (visible at times, invisible other times) are leaving every day from Fukushima Daiichi. With a inventory of fuel that started at 3.5 million pounds of uranium this plant has the ability to deposit huge amounts of airborne and waterborne radiation fallout all across the globe.
I agree, and dont for a moment loos he whole picture, because is the problem, the constant driwel about "how fu.. low the emition is". I am saying that the numbers are a divertion, from simple fact as scaleand scope.
The other is whats been sayed and mesured thrue the last year, is almoust Nothing. The downplaying is still the agenda of the day, I dont belivwe in ANYTHING they say or diplay to the public.
Nothing is true.
We have atleast 10-15 metlouts and still we driwel about a "pool".
We have gone beyound everything is the past, plutonium is even in Europa(remember the Baltic readouts).
The nexts is the Comercial fliths, whitch I warned about a year ago, that will eventualy expoce the dagerous levels, if not dealt with, it will anyway manifets it self.
Again, its the prace of stupidity and ignorace, is going to be High, I am afraid.
The issues are spreading fast, over a continously broader specter of comerce and travel, afecting everything. And still the only real news lately is the wakeup of the Japanes people.
We are witnesing brave people, doing and stating issues unheard of just years ago.
The ONLY hope we all have, is that people realise the size of this fu..up.
I am afraid its already to late, whats nexts is to behold the damages done, and the corruption of the media, policys and corporat gread, when the world dies.
The only salvation there is, and I know where to find it, its the nearest Mirror, is all you need.
WTFukUp Unit1 steamin' like a bitch on steroids today…
Did someone forget to turn the shower off? Inside the 'sanitary tent'? The plastic fabric thingy that separates us from the acutely deadly off-gassing of groundwater and sea water from the 65 tonne molten lava corium. But doesn't. ForFuku'Sake, and ours,
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Your comment highlighted it for me! The image that comes to mind when I read these headlines. I tried to find Nuckelchen's video where R1 was red and you could just see the stuff raging out of it, but no luck yet.
My visits are so haphazard right now, I feel like I have missed so much. How is Mama? I'm so sorry that you are in pain! I wish that I could heal you both right up. I can't believe that xdrfox is gone, either. Tears in my eyes, I am afraid of our future tonight.
Sept. 30, Tokaimura, Japan: uncontrolled chain reaction in a uranium-processing nuclear fuel plant spewed high levels of radioactive gas into the air, killing two workers and seriously injuring one other.
July 17, Kashiwazaki, Japan: radiation leaks, burst pipes, and fires at a major nuclear power plant followed a 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Niigata. Japanese officials, frustrated at the plant operators' delay in reporting the damage, closed the plant a week later until its safety could be confirmed. Further investigation revealed that the plant had unknowingly been built directly on top of an active seismic fault.
Magnitude 5.2 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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Date-Time Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 00:28:22 UTC
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 09:28:22 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 39.866°N, 142.185°E
Depth 42.5 km (26.4 miles)
Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 91 km (56 miles) ENE of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
93 km (57 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
161 km (100 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
511 km (317 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Not just rumors…the Russians have admitted they are nuclear waste polluters:
"“In March 1993, after several years of revelations about the dumping of radioactive waste at sea, the Russian government released a White Paper describing some 30 years of the dumping of radioactive waste at sea. The so-called Yablokov report detailed how 18 damaged naval nuclear reactors and two internal reactor screen assemblies were dumped in the seas around the Soviet Union. Sixteen reactors were dumped in the Kara Sea and 2 in the Sea of Japan. One reactor screen assembly was dumped in the Kara Sea and one off Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the northern Pacific Ocean."
But no sense in just castigating Russia…all the nuclear powers have had "accidents" and long-lasting toxic poison has been dumped onto Mother earth.
The officials and scientists in charge worldwide are Dr. Frankenstein bastards who should be sent to work at Fukushima. Knowing what they have done they should off themselves as an atonement for their crimes against humanity. But we know they are craven cowards.
Sunken Soviet N-sub leaking radioactivity
website last updated: April 6, 2012
“…Altogether, there are a total of 339 nuclear-powered ships and submarines in the five nuclear navies. Between them, they carry a total of 513 nuclear reactors, more than the total number of reactors based on land. At least seven have sunk, either at sea or in port. The navy of what was the former Soviet Union is the largest nuclear navy, with 294 reactors on its nuclear-powered submarines….
Thanks Anne. I kind of knew it was bad, what you, SP and Rodney have revealed, … just makes me feel so hopeless. This planet is toast, were is the justice? Sick, honestly, these humans are just so morally bankrupt. Apes with suits.
Every nuker that is still breathing needs to be sent to fuku until it's cleaned up.. this is just dreadful stuff.. hopelessly dreadful. Life is so close to not be worth living, there is nothing left to loose, the pigs that have brought this onto the planet need severe retribution. The most severe that can be brought against them. The most harshest and demoralising force needs to pumped into them until they are almost lifeless, then revive them and start again. Time and again.
Words cannot describe my disbelief anymore in the insanity of this nuclear foolery.
Thanks SP, I think. That's woeful, and I agree wholeheartedly with your take on the evil bastards.
Since fuku, I've learnt the word ecocide. A new word I'm trying to get my head around is futurecide (or there abouts), for the crime against life of the future – in whatever form it maybe.
I've decided that anyone who thinks leaving toxic waste for future generations to clean up after them is morally vacant. Every thought path I've followed on this principle just comes back to zero. I cannot find a justification for poisoning the lives of the 'not born yet'.
Your information has reinforced my view another notch.
You are right. The people who pushed and plied Nuclear Power into being what it is, at this point can only show their integrity by correcting this problem. Even if it is futile like Fukushima, the ones who did this need to tend this. Everyone else has their own lives to try to put back together. The tragedy in Japan was the Tsunami. I never cried harder for strangers in my life. The strong people of Japan could have stood back up after the Tsunami and carried onward. Had Japan either not had the reactors or simply managed them correctly, we wouldn't be in this awful place that no one wants to be. The reactor accidents were 100% preventable.
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