AP: Radioactive material spews into air & sea at Fukushima — Asahi: Exposure levels spike — Nuclear Expert: We don’t even know where 3 melted reactor cores are… it’s not under control at all; Still getting worse 3 years later (AUDIO)

Published: March 11th, 2014 at 2:39 am ET


Associated Press, Mar. 10, 2014: The number of workers who were exposed to more than 5 millisievert – the benchmark annual exposure level for seeking labor compensation for developing leukemia – had fallen to 98 in June 2013 but surged back as high as 398 in October before slightly leveling off to about 250 in January.

Asahi Shimbun, Mar. 9, 2014: About half of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the three years since the triple meltdown have been exposed to more than 5 millisieverts of radiation, a level used as a radiation exposure reference for humans. The levels of radiation exposure among workers at the crippled Fukushima plant have decreased since the 2011 nuclear accident, but there was a spike from last summer with the problem of dealing with the growing volume of radiation-contaminated water.

AP, Mar. 9, 2014: The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which exploded and underwent three core meltdowns, continues to spew radiation into the air and sea. […] Robert Geller, a seismologist at the University of Tokyo, said it was troubling that after three years there is no full explanation on what went wrong at Fukushima, and how to avoid a recurrence.

‘Nuclear Hotseat’ hosted by Libbe HaLevy, Mar. 10, 2014 (at 4:30 in) — Professor Hiroaki Koide, Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute: There has been no resolution at the accident site itself. Prime Minister Abe has stated that the situation is under control. But from my vantage point, the accident is not under control at all. And there have been no resolutions. […] the reactor cores of Units 1 through 3 melted down, and we don’t even know where they are. We can’t even access those areas for inspection. The accident is still progressing after 3 years. […] Even after 3 years we can’t do anything.

Nuclear Hotseat’s outstanding 3-year commemoration special featuring 9 interviews with some of Japan’s leading voices available here

Published: March 11th, 2014 at 2:39 am ET


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119 comments to AP: Radioactive material spews into air & sea at Fukushima — Asahi: Exposure levels spike — Nuclear Expert: We don’t even know where 3 melted reactor cores are… it’s not under control at all; Still getting worse 3 years later (AUDIO)

  • James Tekton James Tekton

    JT is informing the crew that he is checking out.

    I am tired of being attacked by Sparky.

    Good luck and good will towards all.

    The Light is being turned off.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      James T. I don't read extensively here anymore, although I do check in daily. I'm sorry you are leaving. I have no idea what went on with you and sparky, but attacks from anybody anywhere do not help the difficult evolutionary transition in which we are now engaged. We are all humans, with human aspirations. We should respect that and treat each other with the respect required in this transition — otherwise there is little hope we will make it!

    • 'Bye JT –here's wishing you peace and place. Your spiritually informed witness and service will now increase elsewhere: our loss, their gain.


    • atomicistheword

      Soon a better light will shine James, seek solace in Tehillim 23.

    • zogerke zogerke

      JT I wish you personally well. In your name, and other's name here, I made monetary donations made to Truah, Peace Now, Mazon & The Shalom Center.

      I thank you for when you advised me about geiger counter interpretations, and thank you for the posts you shared that were loving & kind to people in the community here.

    • hbjon hbjon

      The message from JC is to "turn the other cheek".

    • Socrates

      Don't turn off your light. Let it shine.

    • You know what, I'll speak up here.

      IMO – Using 'forum sliding' and posting your personal 'drama' at the top of an important thread is a disservice, disrespectful and disruptive of enenews and it's globally important topics of discussion.

      Comments should be comments on the topic at hand.
      Reply button should be used to 'reply' to a comment.

      Seems straight forward to me. 😉

      [back on topic]


      AP – "The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which exploded and underwent three core meltdowns, continues to spew radiation into the air and sea."

      Any comments?

    • vicky13 vicky13


      Please don't leave. You rode with the Red and White,, you got's a thicker skin than this.

      Harley Riders don't quit, they fight harder.

  • Daisy207

    There is no solution.

  • rogerthat

    miss you already, come back soon jt

    • muffin

      How about don't build them in the first place? Their main purpose was a guaranteed source of bomb material; generating hydro was an after thought. It's one hell of a way to boil water!

  • Ontological Ontological

    The anger turns to inner rage, the helpless knowing what is coming, against the oppressive damping down of what is actually happening. 3 years of bitter failure to get the truth out, and convince those who do not/will not see there is a clear and present danger, that is becoming more intolerable to comprehend daily.

    Nothing has been learned. Nothing has been even really attempted to do about it more than dream up pathetic childish propaganda, to silence the murmurings. FUKU day year 3. Mass animal deaths in astounding numbers. Every breath we take is allowing bioaccumulation to poison our bodies continually.
    They run cancer spots on network media, with a charming musical tone of couples coming in for various carcinoma treatments like they are every day common place issue we all can waltz through and be fine from getting. Well ok I am alive because of this switch over technology, FUKU dust either aggravated an existing condition, or outright gave me skull cancer in a just few months after. Been a rocky year since treatments, as it has been for many of us out here.
    I have heard of so many MORE cancer reports from friends/family in the last few months it is most frightening. Most will not have the great results I received. Another issue is you live through the horrors only to hear more and more horrible news daily. Dam cracked over Hanford, WIPP, FUKU. Yikes! Way to go on the clean up of this shit over the last 3 years. You nuketard "experts' will enjoy Hell.

    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      Ontological spake thus: You nuketard "experts' will enjoy Hell.

      That would be, perhaps, a comforting thought, although there is no hellish place after life. As I am sure you know, by way of your Greek grounded handle, Being is either heard or there is silence.

      On this sad reunion date, I fear that there is no understanding of the ultimate fragility and preciousness of life. And, no comprehension of the vastness of silence that awaits the alternative.

      And on careening we go…there

  • weegokiburi weegokiburi

    Looks like the water dump is getting near.
    Dale Klein, former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman who heads a group of outside advisers for TEPCO’s nuclear reform, said the space is limited and the water should be released into the sea eventually. He said that scientists agree that tritium is not harmful like bone-settling strontium and cesium, and can be safe in a controlled release.

    “Storing the massive amounts of water in tanks is not sustainable,” said Klein, who was also at the plant Monday. “My assessment is it’s not science that needs to be developed, but it’s public policy.”

    • jec jec

      Depends. Its stronium and more in the water they propose to dump..as well as the tons of fully radiation contaminated water that pours in daily. Tritium..what a lie..it depends on the levels. The levels in Fukushima are above anything we have ever seen.

      Just wait until WIPP and USA Nuclear Plants also have MORE accidents. Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant on the Mississippi will get flooded again this spring, and the repairs are not done…

      If a private citizen was to dump ANY radiation, we go to jail…

      • nedlifromvermont

        Fort Calhoun is on the Missouri, not fifty miles from Omaha, home of the Sage (Warren too-rich-to-be-anti-nuke Buffet) …

        All seven recent mayoral candidates supported reopening the Calhoun plant …

        Glad we have Nebraska, where stupid people get to live …

        And just downstream is Cooper Nuclear … a Fukushima-style Mark One Rattletrap …

        right in the heart of Beef country … upwind from all the corn …

        • Sickputer

          The Fort Calhoun NPP (of the infamous inflated rubber dam protecting a dangerous ground level spent fuel pond) is much closer to Buffetville:

          "The closest major city is Omaha, with a population of 408,958, whose center is 18 miles (29 km) from the plant." Wikipedia


          If Ft. Calhoun has a major disaster the 950,000 people within 50 miles will be screwed just like Fukushima Prefecture. There is no energy benefit worth the extreme price paid for a fullblown nuclear plant disaster.

          Destroy the land and water supplies with long-lived and you have doomed the local population and their descendants for a million years to cancer, early deaths, infant deaths and birth defects.

          Even without an accident…these plants operating "normally" are allowed by the federal government to leak permissible amounts of invisible radiation. Every time they refuel the reactor vessel large gusts of deadly radiation escapes those 99% effective air filters. Your family might be the unlucky ones to suck in the deadly particles or ingest it from food or water.

          As Dirty Harry Big Brother sez…"This is one of the most powerful and leaky nuclear plants in the world…do you feel lucky punk?"

          G'day Cornhuskers and all world citizens. Welcome to 3 years of the Fukushima Fallout Age.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Sickputer all these Nuclear Rattle Traps need to be shut down now worldwide and the next time I hear some legislator talk about spending more money on pre school for 4 year olds and the importance of educating our children… I am literally going to puke! 🙁

            These adults need to educate themselves first.. 🙂

    • Sol Man

      Public policy is: must enforce trance and continue status quo.

    • We Not They Finally

      Dale Klein: “My assessment is it’s not science that needs to be developed, but it’s public policy.”

      How con-vEE-nient. Ignore that you're destroying the world — that's just "science." No. Say that the law permit you to do it. Public policy.

      They need to EVACUATE that part of Japan — well, from the beginning, but certainly now as it gets worse rather than better. Then they need to flood those storage tanks INLAND.

      Then they need to cram their "public policy" into a Godzilla-sized enema, and shove it you-know-where. Sorry to be a little crude here — but they're the ones saying that it's just water!

  • To all the nuke fascists in this world:
    Why are you being so inconsequential ? Isn't it about time to rehabilitate you from the false allegations you were charged with in the Nuremberg Trials ? Your chances have never been better:
    – there is no scientific evidence Zyklon B is in any way harmful to human beings unless in huge doses
    – Zyklon B does in fact occur as part of the spurious gas in the air we are all breathing
    – in addition, animal tests indicate there even is a hormetic effect for small doses, which is why it was used to strengthen the immune system and overall performance of the guests at the concentration wellness hotels wrongfully translated as camps
    – doses were always way beyond the legally sage levels for concentration hotel guests
    – there is absolutely no scientific proof after all these Jews, gipsies, homosexuals, socialists died of Zyklon B; who says it wasn't just a consequence of their unhealthy life style ? Or genetic predetermination ? Or if they just got a bad cold by running around naked in the washrooms that were gratefully offered for free use ? Some may even have died in the befuddling and unnecessary evacuation that took place when the war was over
    – experts in geology recently found evidence of a huge natural Zyklon B reservoir in the underground below Auschwitz, making it highly probable that the mysterious mass die-Off in the concentration hotel was tragically caused by a spontaneous combustion in an underground Zyklon B tavern, …

    • …resulting in a fatal event known to science as "puff"
      I wish you good luck with your efforts.


      Heil Nuclear !
      signed Fukufeddon

      • A puff that killed the people, that is of course in that revealing last argument. And let's not forget the misleading statistical figures caused only by changes in the sampling procedures and wrong conversions from metric.

        P.S. Finally you may be able to make the insurance company pay for the financial losses you had with your hotel after the puff incident

    • zogerke zogerke

      twisted LOL fukugeddon. making me an evil smiler this morning.

      • Evil as evil can be, I assume. You're welcome.

        I am not sure for myself whether to laugh or to cry about it.
        However, it had to be said. That I am convinced of.

        You know what: I should go public with this stuff. This way we might finally gte some attention by a broader audience ?

        [Dear diary ! Imagine: today is just another one of those crazy and unreal days you wish it would simply all turn out to be nothing more than a bad nightmare which I will wake of in just a few seconds… :-(]

      • 4Warnd 4Warnd

        Please elaborate: this comment seems unwarranted upon this soloum annivestity.

        Opacity within comments are not helpful.

    • Correction: "below the legally safe levels" of course, not "beyond".
      Freudian slip, I guess.

      • hbjon hbjon

        Award winning post Fukugeddon, but the good and honest society that was Germany back in those days would never have stood idle for such an evil regime to take hold. But, in a country where everyone falls ill, the hospitals turn into concentration camps. A few things could have caused the widespread illnesses in Germany. After the germ theory was confirmed, Germ-any began treating their water with chemicals to kill the germs. Another possibility could have been a broken uranium machine that polluted the air and water. It was about this time in history where the flu pandemic of 1918 killed off an estimated 100 million worldwide. The Germans were in possession of gargantuan stocks of uranium.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    F U K U S H I M A .. D A I I C H I

    Spewing nuclear radiation .. everyday, non-stop, 24/7.

  • atomicistheword

    It will take an event in Oceania before people will awaken. Tis for thee, Oceania.


    Earth shall judge for those made silent without a voice.

    You cannot sell goods to people with deformed and mutated bodies, children with half faces, your legacy a mask for your children. Scum would be a compliment. Three years of dog lies. Your reward is on its way!

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    Can not thank you enough Admin for being so on top of this and for doing such a great job of moderating so many posts.

    Found myself wide awake this morning at 4am

    Had this uneasy feeling that there was something significant
    about today but nothing came to mind.
    Until I looked at the calendar and realized what day it is.
    And to think of all the days I have been mentally processing all
    of the horror of this Fuku mess as it spews nonstop toward me here in Oregon.

    Reminds me of the video I saw of a person as they watched the 100 foot wall of water heading right for them. They were out on the sandy beach with no where to run. They simply stood there motionless and faced the wave, knowing there was no way to out run it and no safe place to go.

    Still so hard to grasp how profound it is that this nightmare will last for so many generations after us.

    It makes known human history seem so short now, in context.

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    Robert Geller says:
    "It is troubling that after 3years there is no full explanation on what went wrong at Fukushima, or how to avoid a recurrence".
    1. What went wrong:
    A. It was built
    B. It was built on a fault line in a area with known tsunami activity.(siesmologist?)
    C. It was designed by humans and for profit
    D. All the above

    2. How to avoid recurrence:
    A. Decomission all remaining NPPs'
    B. Never build another NPP
    C. Switch to overly abundant sustainable options(solar,wind,geo-thermal)
    D. All the above

    That took a few minutes.

    • But your thoughts are sooooooooo unscientific, not expert, and all but mysterious that I have to say they do not seem plausible to me.

      [Whoever finds irony in the above may keep it.]

      • Besides, no people will be harmed which is baaaaaad for our the cancer industry. Imagine all these innocent people losing their jobs because or your unreflected comments.

        Why are you trying to destroy our country ? What are you ? One of those anti-nuke terrorists ? A communist ? A LIBERAL* ?

        *picture this word being spoken with the most disgusted facial expression imaginable

        [Note to myself: don't forget to declare 3/11 as "International Sarcasm Day"]

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        Science is for money grubbing fools, thinking and thoughts are people with respect,conscience and foresight
        [ Whoever can keep that were the sun don't shine]

  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    Shilly Tepco Report 3.11. 2014
    Fukushima Daiichi NPS Prompt Report (Mar 11,2014)

    • Max Sievert Max Sievert

      Dr. Dale Klein's holyday pictures from Fukushima Daiichi NPS

    • Sickputer

      Thanks Max for Klein links. My thoughts:

      Klein's speech to the Japanese:

      "[people] know that public confidence in that nuclear power can be enhanced, or diminished, by what happens here."

      "he noted the safe removal of nuclear fuel from Unit 4 as a milestone."

      He also praised the many improvements that have been made to strengthen the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant which TEPCO has applied for the regulatory standard compliance examination.

      But he also cautioned against excessive expectations, noting that the road to ultimate removal of nuclear material from Fukushima will be long, and that while he is optimistic about the eventual outcome, there will inevitably be setbacks and disappointments along the way."

      SP: Any intelligent naked ape does not have mere "diminished" confidence in nuclear energy…they recognize it as an uncontrollable toxic planet killer. Luckily for the well-endowed purveyors of this deadly industry, 99% of the uninformed humans on this globe have no idea they are dying from invisible radioactive poisons.

      And throwing down the excuse that coal kills, fracking pollutes, pesticides, etc, etc.. is hardly a ringing endorsement for nuclear energy. They are all equally culpable in the greedy scheme to rape this planet for personal riches and leave a wake of human destruction.

      To be cont…

      • Sickputer

        Unit 4 and 3 spent fuel pond removal is a joke…they got some easy pickings and the rest is far too dangerous to extract. The cores are far worse.

        Klein is a paid consultant shilling for the restart of the highly dangerous Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP.

        "Setbacks and disappointments along the way" is the only truthful statement Klein made. But it will be far worse than that. Total radioactive devastation of central Japan and beyond lies ahead in this decade. You can't fight an invisible growing enemy. Bioaccumulation will destroy Japan. Other world citizens will also suffer.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Fukushima Formula For Disaster

    Let's see now,
    You got your GE Mark 1 Design Flaw Bundle.
    You got your reactor flaw, with holes in the bottom for control rods, through which melted fuel can drip.
    You got your MOX and Plutonium fuel, to make it run hotter then it was designed to run.
    You got your containment vessel flaw, too small to contain any accident.
    You got your torus fix, which is also too small to contain an explosion of the fuel.
    You got your downpipes connecting containment and torus, a great place for melted fuel to burn through.
    You got your spent fuel pool 100' up in the rafters.
    You got your hot fuel load in the full SFP, kept cool with a temporary auxiliary cooling system.
    You got your safety systems that won't work if grid power is lost.
    You got your temperature and pressure instruments, which require grid power to operate.
    You got your backup generator located in a basement.
    You got your backup generator fuel on the harbor front, vulnerable to tsunami waves.
    You got your control room which requires grid power to operate.
    You got no backup power at all for the control room, but you can get car batteries from the parking lot if needed.
    You got your control rooms vulnerable to explosion and inadequate radiation shielding.
    You got your underground river running right under the plant.
    You got your plant built right on the shore of the ocean at sea level.
    You got your six reactors, built right together.
    What could happen? 😉

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "Happy" Third Fukushima Anniversary, everybody! 🙁

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      HI PUN,sad it is…but like yours there are many great minds here.
      Thankyou Admin and all enewsers past and present. Sanity still exists here.

    • Sickputer

      Yes, "Unhappy 3rd Anniversary" of 311.

      How many Japanese in the central region will survive unscathed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary in 2021?

      Answer: None. 95% of the 40 million already born may be alive another 7 years, but they will not be healthy.

      The cancers, heart attacks, blood disorders. birth defects, abortions, still births will be tremendous.

      Who will cry with and for you Fukushimans?

      Enenewsers will. But the rest of the world slumbers…till it's their turn to suffer.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Many thanks to ENEnews, Admin., ENEnewsers, and to the many lurkers who read us daily. And to you, Sickputer, and all regular posters, for your many observations and for your wisdom. This is indeed an Unhappy Third Anniversary of Fukushima.

        JT, you began this thread with a selfish and OT rant, no doubt continued from elsewhere in other threads. I'm sorry you feel picked on. (And all pickers can please desist.). You will find giving up posting on ENEnews to be more difficult than you imagine. You will probably return. Thanks for getting this thread OT on the very first post on this auspicious day! 😉

        Nuclear energy requires perfect systems, perfectly run 24/7/365 by perfectly competent human beings. However, in this world, nothing is perfect. Especially human beings.

        Fukushima will never be decommissioned.
        Nuclear power must end.
        No new nukes.
        Shut them all down now.
        No nukes!
        Peace, all.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Review Of TEPCO's Progress After Three Years

    Locate 3 missing cores? Nope.
    Underground Wall surrounding reactors1-4 to divert groundwater around cores? Nope.
    Spent fuel pools emptied? Nope (1 partially emptied.)
    Forensic study of why this disaster occurred? Nope.
    Endoscope examination of reactors1-3? Nope.
    Endoscope examination of containments1-3? Partially completed.
    Endoscope examination of pedestal and base mats under containment vessels? Nope.
    Grouted torus basement, torus, containment vessel, and reactor? Nope.
    Sarcophagus? Nope.
    Working ALPS water filtration system? Nope.
    Lock at harbor entrance? Nope.
    Construction of large secondary harbor? Nope.
    Destruction of Pacific Ocean Ecosystem? Well under way. 😉

    • Shaker1

      Well, we've had every excuse from outright incompetence to mindless shuffling of agencies and commissions of varying power and responsibilities, endless claims of deliberate obfuscation and outright lying (deserved, in my view), a business organization 'in charge' (public scapegoat) of the social issues involved which is largely management of the limited-lifetime, for-profit type, with little expertise in the management of production processes that hires out work to management organizations of the same ilk who can't even seem to visually inspect weld seams or competently design concrete pads while exploring technical dreams like robot toys, all in an environment that demands bulk construction of comprehensive teamwork both in personel and physically large structures. (How's that for a run-on sentence?) In relation to water management, one quote will suffice. “They really do need to stop going from crisis to crisis and have a systematic approach…" After 3 years there is no such approach, there are no real calls for one, neither politcally or socially does there seem to be the energy for accomplishing such approach, just shuffling of feet in aimless movement that is exasperating to anyone who has ever been given charge to just 'get things done'. The Romans Republic had a mechanism to handle such things (Cinncinnatus comes to mind) but Japan only opted to go that route on a political basis to control information, not actual mitigation. What could be wrong???

      • GQR2


        Big propaganda piece on the BBC today. This type of article is unconscionable. And yet the gas-lighting and sheer dishonesty and unwillingness to err on the safety – we watch this happen.
        no comfort
        There are no safe levels of radiation. Not safe at any dose, bio accumulates mutates DNA scrambles it forever. Radiation is killing the food chain. It can take a few yrs and then wammo,TPTB know this.
        Shaker1 that was a very impressive run on sentence 😉

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    Dont go JT or be hasty. Radiation makes people irritable and say mean things. I know, I believe in nonviolence and I am one of those annoyingly cheerful people, but sometimes I'd like to shake a nukie trolltard til their head rolls of their body. I remember the day the sailor story broke here and I locked myself in the bathroom, face in palms, muttering incoherently why why why? And I was looking for something and behind my books was a book that had broken in half, on chapter 32 to be precise. The book was Thomas a'Kempis, the Imitation of Christ. Here's a few little g ems from that page that saved me from despair that day and seem appropriate for you today. "grant me prudently to decline the flatterer and patiently suffer the adversary; for this is great wisdom not to be moved with every wind of words nor give the ear to evil-blandishing mermaiden; and thus men go surely in the way begun." And "If thou walk within thou shall not weigh flying words." "let not thy peace be in the mouths of men, wether they say well or they say evil, thou art not therefore another man." I think what the good monk was trying to say is speak your truth and who cares what anybody has to say about it.

  • vicky13 vicky13

    3 years,,,

    SimplyInfo has some really good articles out I spent pretty well entire day yesterday reading them including the links.

    They are entitled, Fukushima 3rd Anniversary; Technical Report – Plant Conditions.

    They have a report for each reactor, the water situation and overall plant conditions.


    • atomicistheword

      Great link Vicky13

      The thorium atomic radiation reactor article was very interesting.


      • vicky13 vicky13

        Hi atomicistheword,,

        Very welcome, will be a great resource for our group.

        SimplyInfo did a excellent job on this series of articles.

        They obviously put a lot of time and effort into those reports.

        THANK YOU SimplyInfo!!

        The links give a treasure trove of information.

        Yeah that thorium article is excellent. What a concept Thorium 232 has a 1/2 life of 14 BILLION years.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Many thanks, vicky13. An interesting read, indeed! From the Unit 1 report:
      "IRID, the new decommissioning authority in Japan made an interesting admission on unit 1 that the fuel had come within one foot of burning through the containment concrete basemat.
      “Computer simulations show the melted fuel in Unit 1, whose core damage was the most extensive, has breached the bottom of the primary containment vessel and even partially eaten into its concrete foundation, coming within about 30 centimeters (one foot) of leaking into the ground.” "

      Many of us ENEnewsers have insisted that a meltout of molten fuel occurred from one or more of the buildings, within a week after 3/11/2011.
      The nuclear industry insists that molten fuel is heated by decay heat alone.
      Releases of radioiodine indicate that fission continued long after the meltdowns.
      The nuclear industry insists that molten fuel may reach a temperature of about 2,700C briefly.
      Many here believe temperatures of molten fuel may have reached over 5,000C for an extended period of time. The nuclear industry contends that dumping 100 tonnes of water a day into a reactor cools the molten fuel. Many here believe that water causes a crust to form at the edges of the molten fuel, leaving the molten fuel within uncooled.
      TEPCO insists the molten fuel remains inside containment vessels.
      Many ENEnewsers believe the cores exited the structures, and formed corium lava tubes under the plants.

      • vicky13 vicky13

        HI Philip,,

        Very welcome,, it is a valuable set of reports, good to keep in our links for future reference.

        Will be quite the show this year on the live cams, when they remove the cover from Unit 1 as is stated in the report.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Riddle me this. If you look at the complex via the TBS cam. It becomes evident to me that the top two floors of the original 5 are missing from unit three. Also know that the spent fuel pool and the maintenance pool were on level 4. Since level four is no longer there, what does that say for the pools that used to be there? The water hole that we are shown at times pretending to be an intact sfp is hokey pokey. What say you?

  • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

    i just posted this at general discussion, but i have to repost here as i can't pick my jaw up from the ground…
    ok, i shit you not!! just heard on the am news this morning that there is a 3/11 memorial planned today by the navy aboard the USS RONALD REAGAN!! it is closed to the public but Japanese Americans are invited to attend….http://www.cbs8.com/story/24939068/uss-ronald-reagan-to-host-japan-tsunami-memorial

  • AB AB


  • Lovium Lovium

    I have been folowing this site for a few years now and often recommend it to people who are interested in knowing more about the truth regarding radiation, fukushima, etc. although there is some pretty thorough info, all the infighting and stone throwing seems more harmful to the valditiy of the site than the wolves in sheep clothing you all complain about. some of you just like to hear yourselves type. In order for this site to be effective in the way one should hope , we need to stay on topic and stop working out emotional stuff here. If you can't set an example regarding being organized and peaceful, how on earth do you expect the corrupt powers that be to do the same. the end of fukushima related incidences starts with all of us and many of you may be scientifically brilliant but your immaturity dims your shining star….

    • GQR2

      Any active forum,let alone one on this topic that encourages honesty and collaboration,will have all of the issues you mention Lovium. Most of us are here to read some truth. Nobody is ever required to stay. But you know that.

    • Shaker1

      I might agree, Lovium, in some respects, but one has to allow humanity into every endeavor at some points. It may not often be seen when we look at constructions like tall buildings or such massive constructions and endeavors; it's there. I, too, am increasingly dismayed that most posts of over 200 comments are given to what one might expect from a kids' playground and that it's gotten more pronounced and common, but beyond that most genuine emotional outbursts are a sign of concern and personal involvement. Hopefully, letting off steam to what might be more worthy work will be the outcome of such things. The road's bumpy, and I've learned some author's comments without blue links I avoid, and some probably avoid mine. One could go the physicsforums for the heavily-moderated, even-toned and civil discussions. I visit it at least once a week, as there are sometimes esoteric papers linked there that a google search won't find without more dilligence and exact wording than I have time to spend. But, in the case of the WIPP accident, last time I looked (end of last week) their post consisted of two pages, one of which was devoted to what they thought was credibility of news, the second with a link that I found interesting, and nothing more even after the credible reports of workers' contamination. Seemed more like a non-event to them, a consequence that must be accepted. I would hope that you find a way to smooth out the bumps here.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Lovium, I am glad you have been here for two years and glad you recommend this site to others and that is they very best thing you could do for yourself, your family, and all those you send to find out the truth about many areas now plaguing our society at large. The Nuclear Cabal is now a very important part of the ever expanding black plague seen spreading worldwide.

      Intelligent people often do not agree and as you say and that may dim our shining star, but in truth the world now has 400+ manmade sitting stars all over the Earth and no matter what we do as a species there is no solution proffered by any scientific agency for the dilemma they have created.

      You have made this statement..which caught my eye.
      "organized and peaceful, how on earth do you expect the corrupt powers that be to do the same"

      This approach has actually gotten us all into this place in time with the entire mess we have now.. 🙁

      Ruffling a few feathers may be the only solution in order to stop this ongoing continuing madness.. 🙂

  • Nick

    "Arguably more disheartening than the NRC officials’ attempt to whitewash the disaster, however, are the facts of the matter addressed in secret by the agency but not disclosed publically. More than 30 of the nuclear power reactors in the US are of the same brand used in Fukushima, NBC reported, and some of the oldest facilities in operation have been in use since the 1970s. Despite this, though, the NRC instructed employees to not mention how any of those structures would be able to stand up against a hypothetical disaster. "

  • Nick

    Let us not forget that it was the PLUMBING and airlines (needed for valve controls) that failed first at Fukushima. Yeah, the tsunami also hit Fukushima, but it was severed air and water lines that doomed us all.

    The TEPCO employees who were trying to use car batteries during 3/11 were attempting to get power to compressed air valves needed to operate the cooling systems. But despite getting power, the hoses hissed no valves worked. Those that did, didn't have any water to work with.

  • Nick

    On 3/11/14 I would think many more humans will be screaming for some semblance of TRUTH about Fukushima.

    We have had three years of lies and more lies.

  • Nick

    "Emails obtained by journalists at NBC News reveal that officials at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the government agency that oversees reactor safety and security — purposely misled the media after the Fukushima, Japan disaster in 2011."

    purposely misled = LYING

  • The NRC is having a kumbaya back slapping 3rd Anniversary post, please stop by and leave some tactfully worded comments.

    “Marking Three Years of Post-Fukushima Progress”

    stockMarch 11, 2014 at 10:55 amYour comment is awaiting moderation.

    The anniversary of Fukushima is not something to celebrate. We do not celebrate the holocaust.

    After 3 years, there is still no knowledge or public admission of where the coriums are. That is mind boggling. And in the USA we allow plants to store their spent fuel (the most dangerous thing) right on top of the reactor or right next to it, rather than using existing technology and to dry cask it.

    Cask it before we need caskets.


    DanielMarch 11, 2014 at 9:12 am

    As an organization charged with promoting facts, the NRC never mentions that 1) no one died from radiation at Fukushima and 2) the radiation levels are safe in most of the evacuated zones and have been since the day after the accident


    stockMarch 11, 2014 at 10:49 amYour comment is awaiting moderation.

    I hope you are being facetious, because those are not facts. Freedom of information act documents indicate that 5 people took acute lethal doses at Fukushima, and allowing kids, or adults, to live in 20mSv zones of external radiation, that is likely to

    • Here's mine… currently in moderation.

      March 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Where do you get your information on dispersion of 'radioactive' contamination?

      Radiation will spread and accumulate, especially since the ongoing 3 meltdowns are not going to stop any time soon.

      The saying "dilution is a solution to pollution" is just a rhyme, it is not truth.

      "Scientists have not seen any Fukushima contamination that raises a concern about the U.S. food supply, water supply, or public health." – Macfarlane

      What? There are many others whose opinions differ greatly. In all fairness I feel that should be mentioned.

      In my opinion you are obviously being informed by the wrong scientists/doctors or experts that most likely have conflicts of interest in the Nuclear Industry.

      We should not allow this kind of misguided information to harm our children or the environment, just for the sake of continuing a proven high risk technology whose only real solution is to decommission all of the Nuclear plants and then start trying to figure out what to really do with the nonstop dangerous waste.

      • I passed moderation at the NRC. 🙂

        Here's the replies:
        joffan7 March 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        Dear Chas

        You might like some more accurate but less scary-dramatic information then you appear to be getting at the moment, from real oceanographers and marine chemists.
        (NOTE: They are not medical doctors)


        I agree that we should not allow misguided information, and the groundless fears it can generate, to harm our children. Nor should such paranoia-based reasoning interfere with the development of our science, economy or humanitarian ability to end energy poverty.
        My Reply

        ChasAha March 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

        The fears are not groundless. It is not paranoia.

        To call something a ‘true fact’ does not necessarily make it so.

        I feel like it’s okay for you to attempt to belittle me with your arrogant attitude that because you THINK you know it all, makes it true. That’s where your thinking is flawed.

        Have you read the BEIR VII Report?

        "The more you get paid by the nuclear power industry, the more likely you are to avoid expanding your knowledge of the subject beyond the nuclear power industries ‘talking point’ manual.” – by anonymous (probably a former Nuclear Industry Employee) 

        I guess it’s okay to basically call me a fear monger, but if I call you a DNA destroying baby killer, that would probably be…

  • Socrates

    After three years of Fukushima's continual releases, we can see that these releases were very large, maybe 7 times as big as Chernobyl. We can see that the disaster moves in stages. We see that levels will increase for several more years as ocean-bourne radionuclides reach our shores.

    Levels will become higher. To survive, we all must understand how we can minimize our exposures and assist our bodies in preventing internal bioaccumulation.

    Principles of radiation hygiene begin with avoiding inhalation. Avoid precipitation. Avoid eating things from the Pacific Ocean until more is known.

    Stay healthy. Exercise. Learn to assist your body in repairing DNA and eliminating radionuclides that attack the immune system and accelerate aging.

    Fukushima can be survived. Keep your attitude positive. Do not expect a fix at Fukushima. Be prepared for a sudden worsening; that could happen. Be proactive.

    Social relationships are essential.

    Best of luck to all. Thanks for your company and insight.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      This sounds anti-Nuke to me:

      "Three years after the catastrophic nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, a group of nuclear experts are warning that the United States is vulnerable to a similar disaster…."


      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        "He warned specifically of facilities that are at risk of earthquakes. There are many decades-old nuclear plants, he explained, that were built in locations that seismologists have only since discovered are at risk of earthquakes. But little has been done to upgrade those plants accordingly.

        “'We're not prepared today against these potentially large earthquakes,' said Lyman, who points to the “big price tag” for retrofitting facilities as one of the biggest reasons the changes haven’t been made.

        "He also noted that many reactors are also vulnerable to flooding.

        “'We have dozens of reactors that are downstream of large dams,' Lyman said. 'And if there were a large earthquake that caused a dam failure, you could have that nuclear reactor site inundated in a matter of hours without time to prepare for the flood.'…”

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        From the above link:

        “Here in the United States, the NRC decided, ‘OK, we need to harden vents so that we have that opportunity,’” he said. “But we don't necessarily have to put filters on those vents. So, here we have a situation where you might have to vent the containment if there's a meltdown but you don't necessarily have to have filters to contain radioactivity that you vent.”

        Said slowly..
        "..you-might-have-to-vent-the-containment-if-there-is-a meltdown-but-you-don't-necessarily-have-to-have filters-to-contain-radioactivity-that-you-vent."

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        This article is criticizing the NRC. So how is that pro-Nuke. It is stating what is wrong with the NRC.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Happy anniversary.

  • a solemn day of reflection, horror and sorrow here.
    reading the google news section, aka the continued massive coverup
    leaves me empty and feeling as if the world really does have a death wish.
    i now understand even less about the species called humans than I ever thought I did.

    massive denial of consequence, cause and effect, laws of physics thrown out the window in favor of believing one can smile to avoid cancer if exposed to plutonium and related nukepuke from the event called simply a meltdown in the same breath as chernobyl.
    having been a tech, a jet eng mech working on b-52's serving to keep the threat of nuclear annihilation viable leaves me, void of respect for the world of the military and the profitmongers behind it.
    hell is going to be overcrowded…

  • atomicistheword

    Nick you might this extract of interest….

    Yuri Bandazhevsky

    Chronic Cs-137 incorporation in children’s organs…


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    " spews into air & sea "

    Is this why all the workers in a control room/area are suited up?

    Japan's Fukushima recovery: What's been done and what's still to do
    March 11 2014


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever


    There's more than ugliness accumulating.

  • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

    i am sorry for reposting it is just so shocking..just heard on the am news this morning that there is a 3/11 memorial planned today by the navy aboard the USS RONALD REAGAN!! it is closed to the public but Japanese Americans are invited to attend….http://www.cbs8.com/story/24939068/uss-ronald-reagan-to-host-japan-tsunami-memorial

  • Songie Songie

    A standing ovation for Admin—a bright light in these dark times.

    from a devoted lurker 🙂

  • been looking over the websites of the local. regional tv and newspaper websites… no mention of fuku. none.
    smile, it wont hurt you, ignore it,, its only kills bad people.
    i have already called two of them to articulate my shame at them for ignoring it and I will be calling more of them as the day goes on.
    today should be a day of lighting up their nuke shilling switchboards to shame them into acknowledging the threat to us all.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Great thoughts..but it will never happen and it's all because of a very clever Zeitgeist Matrix design.. 🙁

    The red pill is not that hard to swallow, but one must first place it into one's hands to lift it up to one's mouth, says he. 🙂

  • clamshellernh clamshellernh

    It does us no good to complain about the lack of coverage or the deliberate distortion of the truth here
    We get it it's business as usual
    Just keep on posting truthful articles and commentary
    Teach how to read between the lines
    The masses are waking
    Be careful what you wish for as it is sure to become messy and I feel it will catch us off guard as to just what the powers have in store for us .

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    "The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which exploded and underwent three core meltdowns, continues to spew radiation into the air and sea. […] Robert Geller, a seismologist at the University of Tokyo, said it was troubling that after three years there is no full explanation on what went wrong at Fukushima, and how to avoid a recurrence."

    I think his quandary is due to an element of sabotage. Whether this probable sabotage had a significant effect is another question. But it may have done things which can not be accounted for by the earthquake or Tsunami. After what happened in Iran with Stuxnet I think this has to be considered. That a seismologist in Japan is puzzled still is indeed very puzzling.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    Sayanora kitty. I'm sure the duck tape and baby wipe brigade have taken care of everything.

  • We Not They Finally

    There numbers about exposure are crazy-low. And they did not even think to factor in the dosimeters deliberately covered with lead shielding? More lies.

    • We Not They Finally

      Besides, THEIR OWN pre-set limit was 20 millisieverts or more, so they would just say to workers after five millisieverts, o.k., enough for you, we care about your health, go on your way? It's so demeaning to the people whom they have sickened, or even killed. I mean even that it's reported when it is so clearly a lie.

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