Coalition requests Japan gov’t immediately ask UN for help with Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 before it becomes too late

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm ET


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Title: Coalition Sends Urgent Request for UN Intervention to Stabilize the Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Nuclear Fuel
Source: Press Release
Date: May 2, 2012

Kyoto, Japan—On 30 April, seventy-two Japanese NGO organizations lead [sic] by Shut Tomari and Green Action send an urgent request to the UN and Japanese government urging immediate action to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel. The letter was endorsed by experts from Japan and abroad.

The letter warned that the seriously damaged Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool contains Cesium-137 (Cs-137) that is equivalent to 10 times the amount released at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire.

The letter urged the United Nations to organize a Nuclear Security Summit to take up the crucial problem of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool. The letter stated that the United Nations should establish an independent assessment team on Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 and coordinate international assistance in order to stabilize the unit’s spent nuclear fuel and prevent radiological consequences with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Letters were sent to both UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, the latter asking that Japan ask immediately for the UN’s help.

Nearly all of the 10,893 spent fuel assemblies at the Fukushima Daiichi plant sit in pools vulnerable to future earthquakes, with roughly 85 times more long-lived radioactivity than released at Chernobyl.

Kaori Izumi of Shut Tomari stated, “Fukushima Daiichi is no longer a Japanese issue but is an international issue. It is imperative for the Japanese government and the international community to work together on this crisis before it becomes too late.”

Nuclear experts from the US and Japan such as Arnie Gundersen, Robert Alvarez, Hiroaki Koide, Masashi Goto, and Mitsuhei Murata, a former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, and, Akio Matsumura, a former UN diplomat have continually warned against the high risk of the Fukushima Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool.

Shut Tomari and Green Action are seeking endorsements from civil organizations abroad (deadline 20 May). More Japanese civil organizations are expected to sign on in addition to the seventy-two organizations. (Deadline for signatures: 20 May.)

For full text of letter/endorsements/signatories, see:

Press release issued by:
Shut Tomari (Japan),
1-2, 6-4 Higashisapporo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo 003-0006 Japan
TEL: +81-90-2695-1937 FAX:+81-11-826-3796 email:
Green Action (Japan),
Suite 103, 22-75 Tanaka Sekiden-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8203 Japan
Tel: +81-75-701-7223 Fax: +81-75-702-1952 email:

Read the press release here

Published: May 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm ET


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88 comments to Coalition requests Japan gov’t immediately ask UN for help with Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 before it becomes too late

  • This will not set well if it hits the NEWS, People will say, WTF, I thought that was over long ago ? Why haven't we been kept informed ???

    This can be a real problem for our leader and chief and his agencies !

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      I believe the fact that every official moutpiece around the globe conspired to lie to the public for 13 months is the boomerang problem,
      covering up for the biggest crime ever executed on this planet is the problem, not that they now finally straighten their spine and spitting in their hands and focussing their attention .

      But i agree, global social unrest is likely. How serious remains to be seen imho.
      The people who realised that everything broadcasted is a downplaying lie and it is serious from the start and followed and discussed, shared views and facts about the ongoing events had 13 months to go true all the psychological stages shock, horror, denial, cursing, bloodlust for revenge , depression , desperation , agony , but also relative acceptance, humble hopes, people uniting and inspiring eachother etc etc etc and still this is all Very difficult to deal with.

      Those who are deliberatly kept living in lala-land all this time are in for a rude awakening and probably their thinking will be coming from the fight or flee hormone adrenaline instead of a rational reflective mind.

      Best case scenario i hope its only temporary, everybody has a role here too, haven't we all relatives and friends who didden't want to know, to listen ?
      I bet they will listen now, help them come to terms with reality before they unite with other panicking people and reinforcing eachothers negativity untill mob dynamics take over. Remember there are people who really like the idea…

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        Remember there are people who really like the idea of a Mad Max world, they will realise their opportunity out.
        Because that could lead to the worse case scenario where the government panics and respond with hard repression only instead of understanding and has no choice left then evolving in to the hated policestate run by the symbioses of the nuclear military industrial complex
        and the banks and all other industry's for (short) eternity. Democratic Governmental structures as we know it could dissapear altogheter and replaced with ABSOLUTE tyranny. Hightech this time…, like gps/toughtcontrol device in the brain from birth etc..

        I don't want that , the situation is already edgy enough as it is sort of minimalistic speak…

        What i think the governments should do is understanding the social dynamics , understand that it IS their fault , it IS Their Lying, and it is Their Perversions in the beds of the culture manipulating industry's that caused this upon us.

        And make a VERY SINCERE apology , you know, the real stuff , an apology so sincere that you know they mean it because you can feel your heart resonates with their suffering from guilt. A summary of their misbehaviour deep enough so you know they themselfes KNOW….Then there is also no better reason possible to believe for THE LAST TIME that the promised attempt to coöperate and try to control the damage at ALL costs will be the real thing….
        However, if instead some glenn beck tug or…

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          However, if instead some glenn beck tug or lizzard skank ann coulter comes crying on tv…

          When i'm right , the angry panicking mob needs critical mass too, help to prevent that. So that the governments can focus on the needed growing above pity political and cultural differences instead of wasting their energy on protecting themselfes from us and we, the people can focus on the learning proces to live in a heavely damaged planet and help it to heal as long as we exist,
          I think this is our final test as a species. Succeed, and i can think the age of collective suicidal behaviour because of collective misunderstanding of our own nature and artificial cultural induced greed will come to an end.
          We now understand its a deadend street only delussional or otherwise blind organismes follows. EQUILIBRIUM with everything in the planetary biotoop/biomass should be our new moral compass.

          “the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced, in a wide variety of contexts “

          To stop this E.L.E from completion we need not only “Mobilize All Wisdom” but also mobilize All Creativity and All the Determination that WE, AS A SELFAWARE SPECIES , can generate as ONE in these Excruciating Critical Moments.

          Out of the box thinkers UNITE with those inside! 🙂 😀

          If you like this or think it is usefull, feel free to use it as you please. 🙂

          Good luck everybody ,

          Peace out.

          • DisasterInterpretationDisorder

            I had a conversation with my dad this afternoon along these very same lines.

            I fear that people will panic if the fallout becomes as significant as has been predicted

            The government will result with absolute repression.

            You are so right.

            It is possible the fallout will make people very sick SLOWLY enough that panic does not ensue.

            However, that scenario could ultimately be as deadly.

            Ive been writing since this began that TRANSPARENCY AND COOPERATION are the only way we are going to transcend it without potentially destroying ourselves.

            But our government must come to its senses about what the consequences are for simply allowing people to be exposed without any mitigation

            This is true for Japan, the US, Canada, etc.

            • majia,
              You do not want to be in a city or area where there are 1,000 people or more per square mile !
              Find you a spot in the country ! All of you !

              There will be NO apology's comming ! Geeesh !

              • I know.

                I am seriously looking into going to Argentina for the summer with my kids.

                Leaving my husband and parents and friends for even 3 months would be difficult.

                but i have to try and save my kids…

            • CB CB

              majia, am I missing something? Wouldn't SFP #4 just be icing on the cake? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the entire Pacific Ocean is polluted, the xenon clouds and intensity of storms and tornadoes are ever increasing. Don't forget the (buckeye balls) The significant increase in infant mortality, the spike in cancers, mutations of vegetation's, SIDS, the increase in our radioactive consumption, the drop of population of Japan, the hot particles still in the air, the bottom of the food chain contaminated, the mass animal deaths, hot particles inhaled, etc.
              Are you saying the collapse would only accelerate or increase the velocity of the consequences?
              Your statement above
              "I fear that people will panic if the fallout becomes as significant as has been predicted"
              Haven't you proven this beyond a reasonable doubt?

              • CB CB

                Maybe I just misunderstood you. I'm sure.

              • Hi CB

                I agree with your assessment. However, I think that those things can occur without chaos if they occur slowly enough.

                I guess what I'm trying to convey is that I see a difference between the population's reactions to (1) long term v (2) acute effects.

                I believe acute effects are rising in Japan.

                I believe that so far we have not had acute effects in the US (at a level that is obvious, at least).

                We will have chaos if widespread acute effects begin in the US and Canada.

                I fear this is possible.

                The emissions at the plant have been rising.

                It appears that Tepco has all but cleared out and the cam is not being edited as much (we think)

                Japanese civil organizations and diplomats are calling for UN intervention.

                If people get sick quickly and realize why, chaos will result.

                • CB CB

                  Without chaos, if slow enough. Isn't that what is currently happening? Even before Fukushima? Accelerated and increase in the velocity of the consequences is still unnoticed. Not enough to notice by the populace however. Yes, I do agree with you!
                  You – "I believe that so far we have not had acute effects in the US (at a level that is obvious, at least)".
                  – I believe we have had acute effects, though undermined, and under reported. Under reported being result of lack of training and information being made public.
                  The links xdrfox posts of animal deaths must have a direct relation to humans also. Of course the smaller the species, the larger the radioactive contamination, and concentrates up the food chain.
                  Thank you Majia for being here!!!

                  • Yes I understand what you are saying CB

                    The widespread stomach ailments I see around me may be acute effects.

                    But, as you say, most medical doctors have absolutely no training in how to detect radiation exposure.

                    So effects remain "undetected," for at least awhile.

                    XdrFox's ongoing list of animal deaths has been heartbreaking…

                    I am so grateful for everyone here as well…

                • NoNukes NoNukes


                  I am hoping to head to Uruguay with my daughter this summer! I was thinking July, but we probably should have left last week.

                  • If we wait too long we may not be able to get out.

                    On the other hand, what to do when summer ends?

                    I have to be back to work in August and the kids back in school…

                    Making life-defining/risking/changing choices with incomplete information is a true nightmare!

                    • NoNukes NoNukes

                      majia, it is a nightmare without information, it is why I am still here. This event is so quiet it is unnerving.

                  • NoNukes,
                    I wish you all safety and comfort and hope that you all may remain in the southern hemisphere doe their sakes !

                    • NoNukes NoNukes

                      Not the first time that you have brought tears to my eyes, xdrfox! Thank you. Sweet dreams.

                  • CB CB

                    A facts discussion thread page would be appropriate. Name the thread – ENENews.

                  • StillJill StillJill

                    NoNukes and majia,…Please do it!

                    The adventure with your children will be a keepsake you will never forget!

                    You are both very brave women,….and our children deserve nothing less!

                    Made my night! 🙂

            • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

              maiji , its looking very grimm, i'm pessimistic too , and untill now they did the opposite of everything they should have. (issa tradition)
              But as long as this is not over i force my brain and emotion (especially the instinct to survive) to take distance from the big picture untill i can
              rotate it in my mind and figure out possible possitive outcomes . Then share it with the world.

              It aint over untill its over, and all i can do is share my toughtproces and the dumb apple did not need to know sience to fall in the scientists face and sparked an idea that chanced the world sort of speak.

              And i really believe an convincing honest mea culpa response from the government towards us combined with a serious effort would really
              help with holding on a bit longer fore everybody. But i'm neither naive nor dellusional, chances are probably as big as a quantumparticle . But its still a chance and we are still alive , therefore i try not to act in a way that makes every chance impossible fosho because i can't stand the suspence or whatever.

              Thats all i can do.

              Peace out.

              • CB CB

                DisasterInterpretationDissorder Define your suspense or whatever please.

                • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                  Thanks CB, English is not my natural language, i naively started constructing answer to you and Ive been typing hours before i googled suspense to find out it can be seen as a positive tension, like watchin a show.
                  It was most defenitly not ment like that. I do not get any entertainment value out of this. I mean the tension from the uncertainties to the point that you think banging head to wall might give some relief, or panicking, letting go of control

                  and let emotions take over thereby increasing the difficulties faced.
                  Because thats somewhat the vibe i experience this thread.
                  Since the beginning i thought this was a site revolting against precious time wasting censorchip.
                  Letting the public know so they could pusch the government to action.
                  Now that the government starts taking action, instead of welcoming it it is interpreted as a sign that something more serious has suddenly happend and that for sure the public wil panick and the situation will explode.
                  I don't get it, do you want to START a panic ? How do you think the globe will react when they come here to find info from people rebelling against lies and imcompetence.

                  They get the sense that we are panicking here , on enenews , how do they react ? PANIC !
                  This way we are creating a selfforfilling profecy without even knowing for sure what happens except that finally there is some long overdue action higher up the foodchain. We are glueing the concept sudden united government action to


                  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                    We are glueing the concept sudden united government action to

                    the concept panic.
                    I wanne say to everyone keep watching but keep calm. There is no reason to speed up our doom before it has presented itself. We must try to prevent a panic and not be the ones that dropped the snowball downhill.

                    • CB CB

                      No.. I don't want to start a panic. I don't agree with you, but that's OK.

                    • CB CB

                      many moons has an interesting comment in off topic discussion posted at May 3, 2012 at 1:26 am. More less how I feel.

            • ion jean ion jean

              Part and parcel of the Nuclear Mentality!

              Have you ever wondered about What the hell a Health Physicist is??? They must be right up there next to God to decide for the Rest of Us that a little radiation exposure is okay and "very safe"

              (They're also Sometimes called Radiologists, but I call them IGORS!)

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Trust me, it will be!

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      Not sure what happened to the previous headline, but my comment was:

      May 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm · Reply

      I am impressed that a leadership coalition for Fuku containment, coming 12 months too late, may have at last finally emerged.

      And underwhelmed, that their request is to the facile, vaporous United Nations.

      Compared to the massive, undergoing, $1 BIL multi-national European-Ukranian Novarka "new arch" containment/decontamination project underway at Chernobyl (below), this Fuku request to the U.N. smacks of not much more than political posturing and perception management.

      If the request to the U.N., and the responce of that agency leads to anything substantial (such as Novarka), color me astonished:

  • Large amount of environmental pixelation currently occurring on live feed of fukushima reactors.

    No doubt a gamma breach. (Likely in the primary containment of the unit 3 reactor).
    Incident has been current; and live for the past 24-48 hours.
    (hence yesterdays tepco camera offline).

    Smog reported heavily in Japan. Radiation monitors on the island of honshu have tripled in the past 24 hours as noted here by enenews.

    I fear the "Possibility"; That an accumulation of salts and sediments has potentially created a layer of resistance between the irradiated (hot fuel) and the coolant within the primary containment. This makes the effort of moderating the fuel, "away" from a state of "criticality" very dangerous, difficult. (if not impossible).

    These are very bad signs.

    If boron is unable to moderate the fuel state within the reactor. A nuclear criticality will occur.
    If sediment and salts restrict the boron from making contact within the coolant an explosion can occur.

    It is likely that the reactor is full of atmospheric and oceanic natural sediments.
    It is likely that the boron is not completely moderating the hot fuel.
    It is likely that the situation will escalate, until a new option / method of cooling can be administered.

    This is only my own opinion of what I am seeing via the tepco / live cam.

  • shiverca shiverca

    FINALLY!!!! Holy moly took long enough!!!!

  • The call for help may have been a death rattle and a bit too late, but they can say, … we asked for help, … then all hell breaks loose !

    : |

    I don't like this folks !

    • and we will raise questions…

      to a party on vacation…

      This is the smug and warm handshake of natural selection. After standing in line to your own funeral. You took the number read the signs.

      Last stop…
      The conclusion

      • Tacomagroove,
        They did say "immediately" !

        But they may be under orders from foreign powers and this is more of the, … "Never let a good disaster go to waist" and they are all in on it !!

        • waist=waste

          sheepish grin !

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            waist waste no diff doc. we're in a world of sickness and death. son and hub have been throwing up 2 days. 🙁

            • Whoopie,
              Can they hold down anything ?
              Sounds bad, what do you think it is causeing it ?

              • Whoopie Whoopie

                Dont know. Hub DOES go out…i just dont know. Son mowed lawn yesterday and right in the middle of our 3 lawns, threw up over the porch. Hub has a whole bunch of health issues…so cant pin-point.

                • Whoopie Whoopie


                • winonatacoma

                  I'm sorry for your husband and son and hope they recover quickly. I've decided not to allow my son to mow my lawn … there's been a nagging thought in the back of my mind about this for a couple weeks.

                • TraderGreg

                  Whoopie – I wish you and your family to be in good health. I hope it is not radioactivity.

                  Try ginger to calm down the stomach. This is a very old Chinese and also European remedy. Capsules are fine but even better would be to buy a root of young ginger, cut few slices and make a tea out of it. It is delicious, healthy and does calm down the stomach.

                  All the best.

            • StillJill StillJill

              Sorry to hear that Whoops! (You know I'm gonna pray for them!) 🙂 And you!

              • Whoopie Whoopie

                thanks SJ. You of all the people here, GIVE ME STRENGTH. 🙂

                • Whoopie,
                  If they are still sick tomorrow, .. get then to a doctor !
                  Thoughts are with you all !

                  • I'm so sorry for your family Whoopie

                    I hope it is a virus (strange as that sounds)

                    I thought I read that watermellon and apple pectin were good for removing radionuclides from the G.I. system

                    My thoughts are with you…

                    • demo demo

                      Orange, grapefruit, soybean (not tofu) have 3X more pectin than apple. Eat the white stuff just under the skin of ORGANIC oranges and grapefruits. The pectin is just under the skin, so apple is difficult (peel apples and potatoes now). Carrot has twice the pectin of apple. Banana, beet, and potato all have more than apple. Per "Fighting Radiation & Chemical Pollutants w/ Food, Herbs & Vits-natural remedies that boost immunity & detoxify" by Steven Schechter, N.D., credible cuz he cites the experiments/testing and results. Virtual hugs to you all. Even tho you've broken my heart, ignorance is not bliss, community is bliss, and I'd rather know.

                  • Whoopie Whoopie

                    Thanks doc. have i ever told you?!?!?
                    I LOVE YOU!
                    STILL ACTIVE
                    GOING TO WATCH MY SOUNDERS
                    Tomorrow is another day 4 me

                • StillJill StillJill

                  Good, because you have ALWAYS done the very same for me! Hey,…BTW,…I've been meaning to ask you to thank your hubby for me,…for lending us, YOU,…day after day,….no matter what! I mean it,….have thought about it a few times,…what the spouses or significant others,…of all of yours who have them,…how do they handle all that you do?

                  Time to thank them-imo!


                  • Whoopie Whoopie

                    Blushing here. Wow! What a complement! I'll tell HUB that SJ. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I CANT EVEN EXPRESS WHAT I FEEL FOR YOU ALL.

                    • NoNukes NoNukes

                      Much love to you, Whoopie, your son and hubby are in my thoughts. Please keep us posted!

                • Whoopie,
                  Try to get some sleep dear !
                  You deserve it !

            • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

              I'm so sorry to hear that Whoopie, you have a very big heart , stay strong.

            • What-About-The-Kids

              Whoopie, I hope your family feels better soon. Did you say you were in Washington state? If so, just to let you know, there have been some nasty bugs going around here for several months now.

              Our family had a bad cold bug with sinus infections and coughs. My child additionally had one brief episode of stomach stuff…My cough was violent and lasted over a month. It wiped me out..couldn't get my energy back for weeks. I've been getting dizzy spells when lying down or getting up too fast. It's slowly getting better, but when I was congested, and lay down on one side, my brain felt like it was flipping over and over…couldn't get by equilibrium. Very strange…never experienced this ever! One warning: I used a "nettie pot" type sinus cleanse, but it was the squeeze bottle type instead of the pot. I will never use that again. I think I forced the fluid up higher into my head…weird! I read about two separate cases of people getting a deadly microbe in their brains after using the nettie pot and dying. Yeesh!

              Anyway, though we've finally all better, (I'm still getting a bit dizzy at times though), I continue to hear about friends with either the bronchitis upper respiratory bug, or a flu bug like it sounds your family may have. But just in case, I wouldn't have your son do any more mowing which could kick up (resuspend) radioactivity into the air.

              • What-About-The-Kids

                P.S. Whoopie: There is also a record high pollen count nationwide, which, if radioactive or not, would not be good to resuspend into the air. If your son or husband want to do any additional mowing, they should use a mask and goggles IMHO. Hope this info is helpful to you in some way…Feel better all! Good night.

  • I expect to see a moderate rise in seismic activity within the now and the following 48 hours in japan.

    Likely 3.0 to 6.0 in east honshu following solar data via available on

    It appears that a small cme (or matter from the eruption on the 29th: )( has just collided with earth.

    The solar wind speed is currently low (297km/per-sec) which I feel will rise towards 450 km/sec Give or take a 100km/per sec before an earthquake on earth will occur….

    This data is also showing 'in my opinion' a consistent trend between the growing activity in the liss helio-plots (seismic activity),; and ace data showing signs of growing tension in the magnetosphere.

    Note the graph above changes every 5 minutes.

    There were several c class solar flares between may 26th and now traveling at various speeds as well as an m1 class solar eruption on the suns surface. These incidents can account for why we are seeing the interferences in the ace data. Which I have linked to above in the archive for

    So in my opinion being the data shows something is up.
    So: Something is up.

    Not huge. (fyi)
    (But notable being the current state of reactor 4)…

    48 hour countdown.

    • StillJill StillJill

      Good to see you Emme,…and great info. I'll pass it on to my solar flare friend! 🙂

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        X1000 Always good to see TG. 🙂 but still 🙁

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          POSTED IN FULL at HP
          this is soooooooooooooo scary! And yet Obama says "everything is coool" I AIN'T VOTING 4 THIS LIAR AGAIN!

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            What the hell am I saying?!? VOTING? VOTING FOR OUR DEATHS WITH BOTH PARTIES? ooooo…i want off this fucked up planet TODAY.

          • entropy

            I must of missed that speech!:) don't worry somebody will have to finally announce life as we knew it is over.
            Sorry to here about your family. After yard work I don't feel as good as I used to.

  • The BAD thing is, .. I believe they will let it happen !!

    Population reduction all around !

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Greenpeace 'bombs' French nuclear reactor — could it happen in US?

    • Oh great. Now all the terrorists know just what to do.
      (like they didn't know already)

      btw – NBC neglegted to mention how much worse it would be if it were the spent fuel pools that got bombed. Most have no protection at all.

      btw – NBC must of forgot to mention the spent fuel pools in Fukushima too.
      (I wonder why?)

      or…that spikes have been reported in Tokyo, or that pink fumes are coming from somewhere near those reactors while everybody just happens to be on vacation.
      (Probably told to give their final good byes to loved ones. I wonder how many will actually show back up to work?)

    • He risked his life to prove a point. HERO!

      The parachutist almost dies as he's coming down.

      That part is scary too.

  • LIVE FEED. Event description: You cannot make out the reactors. 8:28 pacific time. LARGE AMOUNT OF CONVECTION MAKING VISUAL CONTACT WITH REACTORS IMPOSSIBLE. 5/2/2012

  • Sickputer

    Get ready all you dumbass bureaucrats and nuclear engineers in Washington and Tokyo and BumFuku Berkeley…, all you shills, all you Cary Grant windowpane-munching wannabes…it's going to happen:

    "More catastrophic, underground super-heated water will ultimately create a massive hydrovolcanic explosion."

  • irradiatedinbako

    I don't get the repost of this article with all these now dire sad comments. I thought my comments were deleted. 🙁

    Wow .. I'm gonna go back to the first thread of this article. There was some hope there ..

    Please try and take some heart and faith folks.


  • Half-Life Half-Life

    Hi Enenewsers,

    Sorry for the long post, I was hoping to get some informed opinions to some ideas I have been having.
    1) Gunderson showed us the photos of the pool with the tops of the racks exposed, back in March last year. Now I am guessing that these rods had to be sitting in some water, otherwise they would have been on fire? Does that mean that it would take a complete loss of water to cause a fire?
    2) If the rods had no water surrounding them, why would SFP4 collapsing be a big deal? The rods didn't catch fire then when they were dry, what difference would a collapsed pool/building make?
    3) Gunderson says in an interview that if the rods were to catch fire, it would be impossible to put it out with water because that would cause explosions. This would mean that if the numerous reports of the pool being on fire at some stage were true then all the fuel has been on fire/melted?
    4) From those aerial shots showing the exposed rods, it seems impossible that water could be pumped back into that area to cover the rods at a depth shown in the newly released TEPCO vids of the pool. Are these videos of other pools?


  • Ganxet Ganxet

    Perhaps the help was requested 13 months ago, but authorities have chosen to ignore the problem, and so take the opportunity to dispose of all radioactive waste stored in obsolete plants with similar problems (in more or less extent all leak). And once they have cleaned up their NPP make it public.
    I think a Mad Max world, may be a new opportunity to WNO to control the masses, and have a new line of business.
    the new world order = mass extinction .
    Overdeveloped countries like Japan in crisis, completely abandoned by their politicians, for markets, for investors. People dying of cancer and leukemia … no fresh food to eat. who can support the import of all these products including air and water?
    What is this going to the southern hemisphere to do the same? Overpopulate it, building more NPP.
    What will be the human behavior in front of a critical situation like this?
    Who will pay for the construction of 4 sarcophagus in a country contaminated and can not be cleaned?
    too many questions and few answers.
    The doomsday clock should tick the 11:59?

  • shiverca shiverca

    I've been bitching about no one in power doing anything for at least a few months now in various places, they better MOVE FAST.

    A quake could destroy it ANY DAY.

    Even enough to cause serious a water leak, could mean THE END.

    I hope this doesn't get tied up in RED TAPE and BOARD MEETINGS for months before they get engineers and workers building something!