Editorial: West coast of N. America under threat from Fukushima spent fuel — A global crisis; Seriousness of it cannot be overstated — Gov’t thinks Canadians can’t handle the truth

Published: August 17th, 2013 at 9:15 am ET
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Title: Editorial: Nuclear crisis reaching critical stage
Source: Coast Reporter (British Columbia, Canada)
Author: John Gleeson
Date: Aug 16, 2013

[...] On Aug. 14, Reuters reported that Tepco was preparing to remove 400 tonnes of “highly irradiated” spent fuel from the severely damaged Reactor Four building.

The operation, set to start in November and expected to take one year, has never been attempted on this scale [...]

[Reuters: Ex-Fukushima Worker: High risk they'll break fuel rods in Unit 4 pool -- Gundersen: Moving fuel risks nuclear chain reaction; You can't stop it, no control rods to control it]

The operation is necessary, however, because the chance of Fukushima being hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake was estimated last year at 98 per cent within three years. And that, according to the experts, could cause the fuel pool structure to collapse [...]

The seriousness of the situation cannot be overstated. It is truly a global crisis. [...]

For the Japanese it’s a living nightmare, and for the west coast of North America, it is a legitimate threat.

If we had a responsible government, we would be told about the risks [...]

But as far as our government is concerned, Canadians just can’t handle the truth.

See also: Reuters: Corrosion is weakening Fukushima Unit No. 4 -- Concern quake to 'topple' bulging structure -- Holds 14,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of cesium-137

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92 comments to Editorial: West coast of N. America under threat from Fukushima spent fuel — A global crisis; Seriousness of it cannot be overstated — Gov’t thinks Canadians can’t handle the truth

  • flatsville

    Kudos to Gleeson for writing and the Coast Reporter for publishig.

    This may light a fire as it is about as plain spoken as it gets.

    que obewan…ELE…Prepare…Conciousnes…etc…


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  • rockyourworld

    when fuku kills millions of americans, the govt will blame polio.


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  • We are all 'downwind'!

    … and that *'in a nutshell' is the problem with Nuclear Power.

    (__Your Country NAME goes here__) just can’t handle the truth.

    Except for Germany. They seem to be one of the only ones who are trying to act responsibly. Unfortunately, they are downwind of France.

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutshell#Idiomatic_usage


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  • weeman

    We have to take the risk of removing the spent fuel bundles, to leave in situ would guarantee that sooner or later buildings will collapse from one thing or another and if radiation levels continue to rise, how will they remove them then.
    My main question is are they capable of accomplishing this job in a safe manner and are they getting guidance or any bright ideas, I want to see with my own eyes the state of the fuel bundles in pool,.
    1400 nuclear bombs is most likely underestimated and you can not tell me if that was to happen, little or no health effects, we would be in mortal danger and many will die and sickness will become rampant
    Time is our enemy as much as tepco, please act quickly but with utmost safety..


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    • We Not They Finally

      Wow, weeman. I think you meant 14,000 bombs, not 1400. (A previous article did say 14,000.) Easy to confuse because it is ALL astronomically unbelievable!

      That said, this sounds very much like "Damned if you do, damned if you don't." These are NOT succinct fuel bundles, lined up neatly like matchsticks. Even Arnie Gundersen (a nuclear engineer who has done tremendous work EDUCATIONALLY with this)suggests that the fuels rods are twisted, welded together, clumped. Also exceptionally HEAVY, and the this never-been-done-before job would have to be done with precision with heavy machinery which would have to "see" while it is doing the job.

      It's NOT a demolition job. It's a risky, scary, accident-prone dissembling job.

      Meaning that, "one wrong move and we're toast." Gundersen said that dropping fuel rods or knocking them against each other, could cause "an atomic chain reaction"!!

      No one would even ATTEMPT this except out of desperation that the alternative could be even WORSE: Like (let's say) an earthquake dislodges ALL the fuel rods, which then come tumbling down into "an atomic chain reaction." Or the water underneath the plant is so super-saturated, that the sinking reactor finally collapses into the "atomic chain reaction." It has already sunk at least 5-1/2 FEET since the original accident.

      Eeny-meeny-miny-mo, have you picked a new planetary home? I mean, this is really freaking SCARY!!!


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  • lyvette

    OMG, I have been talking about this crisis to friends/family since it happened 2+ years ago, just how bad it is and that we need to protect ourselves and continue to pay attention to what's going on and they look at me like I have 3 heads?? Like I was crazy for thinking that we here in Seattle could be affected by this…but it's so far away, who needs to worry!?/ WE DO!! I don't know where to move to that would be safer but I really want to move from the West coast…maybe Colorado?? Ugh! I'm so frustrated beyond belief…we are self-destructing!!


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    • We Not They Finally

      You're correct that Seattle is REALLY bad. Right off the coast is where the Kuriochio Current from Japan parts direction — it's like a nexus point and it will ALWAYS bring in a lot of contamination. Then there is Hanford, though it's in a somewhere different part of the Washington State. Still, Seattle is not good!

      Colorado may be better, but still not good. The mountains collect radiation for geological reasons (you can look that up — not sure of the particulars.) Though it still may be better than Seattle.

      The State of Colorado has one of the worst multiple sclerosis rates in the country and they say "they don't know why," but they do have the Rocky Flats nuclear installation there, one of I believe four locations in the U.S originally set up for bomb making.

      One poster who lives near Denver just said the other day that the radiation count in Denver recently was 671 CPM, which is outlandishly high. (I think about 20 CPM or so is "normal.")

      But all that said yeah, it would be good to get out of Seattle! Never mind what people say. REALLY!! Just do what is best for you and your own. Good luck!


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      • We Not They Finally

        Also try to research what wil protect you from radioactivity. Sometimes simple things. Like a pound each of baking soda and sea salt in a hot bath will help. And high MINERAL intake, because all the different radionuclides take the place of minerals in the body if the body is not fortified.

        Like if you take a form of natural iodine, then radioactive iodine is far less likely to attack the thyroid. (Iodoral is a good source, though only available at a compounding pharmacy.) I-131 is the product of NEW fissioning. It's very dangerous to the health, but it's half-life is only 8 days. HOWEVER I-129 has a half-life of 15.7 millions years and no one talks about that. Plus there IS new fissioning at Fukushima becuase the radiation levels have spiked astronomically in just the last two weeks.

        This is not to try and scare you — to the contrary — you have THE RIGHT to protect yourself, whatever anyone else says.


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      • 21stCentury 21stCentury

        http://thefarmery.com/

        I'm located in Pungent Sound near Seattle too..
        in Western-WA we have many little pockets of isolation zones that get less fallout than other places just 20 miles away..
        Sequim gets much less rainfall than Seattle, and according to my own sloppy geigercounter testing the Dungeness River has less rad-fallout in it than the Snohomish River.. but I still rarely drink much raw-water anymore unless I run it thru my KangerWater ionizing-purifier, or it's from my reverse-osmosis unit on the boat.

        I'm planning on staying in W-WA and shelter in place under the roof of my aquaponics greenhouse I'm gonna toss up again before winter… just gonna keep clean, shower often, and grow as much of my own food as I can.

        http://buildingawhat.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/shed_12.jpg

        some of us are more sensitive to fallout than others, and I have had some serious rad-exposure before, along with living the "hard-life" for a while.. but I've got some practice with detox, and it's like riding a bicycle for me now, just takes practice and studystudystudy..
        what duzzint kill me makes me stronger..
        hoping to vacation in Fukushima soon and toss some flowers into the sea in remembrance of my fisherman friends who perished in the tsunami.


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      Lynette,

      Unfortunately, Seattle isn't the best place to be, but altitude is bad, the CDC death rates for the mountain region showed the highest rates of increase after Fukushima.

      If you can, try to move to the Southern Hemisphere, or equatorial region. The numbers for the U.S. are remarkably similar, even across the northern hemisphere, as the plumes circle around and around, so the radiation comes down in the rain, snow, etc. all over.


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  • Gasser Gasser

    On The Street Where You Live

    I have often walked
    
Down this street before,
    
But the pavement always
    
Stayed beneath my feet before.

    
All at once 

    My Geiger counter reads high,
    
Knowing I'm on the street where Fukushima lives.

    There are lilac trees
    
With their leaves all brown!
    
You can't hear a lark in any part of town
    
No enchantment pours
Out of anyones door
    
Fukushima's on every street where we live.

    And oh, the radiation feeling

    Just to know somehow its near
    0h 
the overpowering feeling
    
That any second you may suddenly disappear.

    People walk with a glare
    
It really bothers me,

    For there's no where else on earth

    That anyone of us could ever be.
    Let the half life times go by,
    
Yes I really care if I
    
Can't be on a streets where we can no longer live.

    [Interlude]

    Contaminated people stop and stare
    
It really bothers me,
    
For there's no where else on earth anyone can ever be

    Let the isotope half life times go by
    
I no longer care if we all die
    
Can't be here on the streets where we once lived,
    
Let me die on the street where I once lived.


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  • norbu norbu

    Time to move underground….
    N


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  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    My friends don't want to hear anymore updates on Fukushima. No one wants to believe it is this bad…I can't blame them, it is a sobering thought that this may be an ELE for a few billion people. Since we live on the West Coast, we will be the canaries in the coal mine for North America.


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      That's to bad and specifically how this expertly planned and crafted Zeitgeist has gotten away with so, so much in such a short amount of time.

      The "Progress Matrix" now expands exponentially and let us hope it does not kill us all here on Planet Earth in this process.


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    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      Re: "My friends don't want to hear anymore updates on Fukushima." Mine never took it seriously to begin with. However, consider this may be going on.

      Five stages of loss and grief:

      Denial and Isolation
      Anger
      Bargaining
      Depression
      Acceptance

      http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/000617


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      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        That could be it, there are in denial….however in the meantime I am the "messenger" with the bad news. I keep hearing the tune from the "Debbie Downer" skit from Saturday Night Live, whenever I think about telling them any news about radiation etc.!!

        One of them is a surfing everyday where the kelp beds tested positive for Cesium…

        There was a show on June 9, 2012 on Coast to Coast AM about Fukushima, with interviews from Arnie Gundersen, David Blume, Dr. John Apsley, and Dr. Theresa Daleit; that woke me up. However this website with the up to the minute information, has educated me the most.

        To Whomever runs this site….Thank you!


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        • Au Au

          newsblackoutUSA, I hear you! My birth family all live on the coast of CA and I tell them to take care and give them links and radiation readings, etc. And do they listen? Nope, they put their kids in Little Guards and the older ones in surf competitions in Santa Cruz and wherever the competitive surf is being held. They go party down at the beach (well, i guess why not have fun until you get sick) and if that was enough rads my bro is taking his whole family for a surf vacation in Hawaii! They NEVER acknowledge my emails. I'm just Crazy Horse bucking around breying about some madeup bullshit in their minds. I guess. Or maybe they just don't care because we are all going to die someday anyway. Might as well live it up. There might be something to that. But, still, to take your kids into the ocean when you've been told it's hot…not cool.


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      • We Not They Finally

        You have a point. And the public is apparently now primed to ACCEPT THE UNACCEPTABLE. Fox "News" said just the other day that "cancer is overdiagnosed and overtreated." Then a doctor on CBS Good Morning said that DNA damage can cause cancer — but with NO mention of radiation, much less deformed babies. It's like o.k. folks, "the new normal" looks like THIS. Rather than giving any real info. It's pernicious.


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  • NoNukes NoNukes

    "Something Wicked This Way Comes: The story of Plume-Gate, the world’s largest, provable cover-up
    By Hatrick ‘Hattie’ Penry

    8.16.13

    1) The damage to the Fukushima Daiichi facility was much greater and the ability to respond was much more difficult than we have been led to believe. There is a reference to a 46 foot tsunami, the height of which was measured by TEPCO on the walls of Unit’s 1 and 2. There is evidence SFP #4 went dry and had a ‘zirc fire’. At times, dose rates at the facility were lethal or near lethal and as such workers were, at times, unable and unwilling to make repairs. There is talk of 450-600 REM/hr between Unit’s 2 and 3 and MOX sludge causing access problems. Bulldozers were used to push rubble into piles to reduce the dose rates…

    2) The world’s largest, provable cover-up is indicated in the NRC FOIA documents. Some of the agencies/figureheads implicated are: NRC, DOE, EPA, CDC, HHS, DHS, FEMA, USAID, DOD (Navy, Naval reactors), White House, President Obama, Bechtel, GE, IAEA, INPO, NEI, and others in an orchestrated attempt to downplay and conceal the radioactive plume and fallout from Americans….

    http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3683


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  • Anthony Anthony

    We Canadians cant handle the truth? We never get the truth.


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  • JB629

    Unfortunately I've been unable to log in under my username created in March 2011 for unknown reasons(??!!)-But I've been able to occasionally get updated on the situation when my worsened status as a cancer caregiver to my wife and now my father-in-law who is in terminal hospice care @ home with multiple,stage4+ cancers while my wife is thought to no longer be in a state of remission from her own post-311 cancer. :( I didn't have to delve into the status of Fukushima to KNOW the only changes have been from bad to worse though,and I'm not likely to waste my own time & energy seeking treatment for the health issues that have progressively worsened to the point that I KNOW that my days are numbered now as well,but I wish I could still log in as Johnny Blade with my old TEPCO mascot avatar so that the scuzzball PTB don't celebrate my demise prematurely. I really don't understand how the majority of the population don't perceive the implications of the event or the massive changes our environment and collective,general health of our species and every living thing in the post 311 world has changed for the worse despite the overwhelming evidence pointing to the existence of BIG problems??!! I hope my old ENEwser friends who might see this post are doing well,but I'm sadly convinced that it's no longer a matter of "if" their lives have been touched by radiological contamination,but "WHEN"(?)!! :( TAKE CARE ALL! Johnny Blade


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Johnny nice to hear from you and hang in there…


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  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Enene#%&&…not func.$&#….HELLO? >> !S th@#T a DR#NE OVE&R HEAD? ..Cant R@#d anyTh!ng


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    What about all the other spent fuel pools like 3 and 1 and 2 and reactors 5 and 6 and the common spent fuel pool even if by some miracle they are unable to unload reactor 4 which really would be a miracle and I hope they have had the best of the best practicing since day one to do this manually as they usually have computer assistance. I don't mean to sound so pessimistic but really top global experts should at the very least be advising, etc. When I start thinking about how humans can't even enter reactor 2 or is it 1 or 3 or does it matter.


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    • We Not They Finally

      moonshellblue, even Arnie Gundersen thinks it will be a miracle if they get the fuel rods out of reactor 4 in tact. He thinks they are twisted and welded together and bumping into each other and the like. They are also extremely heavy and hard to manage. If even one falls, it could set off an "atomic chain reaction."

      It's risky to the point of insane, but apparently other options could be worse. Under NO ONE's control — like an earthquake topples the building, or the hyper-saturated ground sinks yet further — it's already down 5-1/2 feet further down, and with the building TILTING.

      And they plan to start doing this in NOVEMBER? I quaver.


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      • Sickputer

        Re: removal of the assembly chunks in spent pools

        SP: Perhaps the critical fission dynamics have changed by the countless days of burning events in the fuel ponds which we know happened because we saw the intense smoke plumes rising from the ponds.

        Who knows if the ponds even contain 10% of their original mass? Maybe 90% has already flown into the wind.

        On the other hand where are the reactor vessel fissile fuel blobs from Units 1-3?

        Tepco/Diet and the other idiot nuclear entities of the world hope the nuclear cores burn down many miles into the mudstone and seal themselves off from their dangerous nuclear steam or explosive eruptions.

        Is Mother Nature capable of doing this for the little ant humans who despoil her riches of life?

        We will have to wait on the answer to that question. The fate of humanity worldwide depends on that outcome.


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        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Fuel blobs seal themselves in what?
          What geological condition..can hold up to..and seal completely.
          I think it eventually run into some magma situation.

          What proportion of the nuclear material is still left via this removal v. the material that has already been released?
          How is what remains..worse than what has already escaped containment?


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  • nedlifromvermont

    it's #2 … they have no clue about No. 2 … and nobody can go in there …

    how does weema put it?? pure, dead, friggin' brilliant!!!

    Thanks be to GE.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    but you are right … it doesn't really matter. Good luck yanking them stuck rods, TeoCo guys and Yakuza workers. Things that make you go BOOM.

    SL-1 explosion in Idaho, caused by yanking a stuck rod …

    GE dithers, the world totters, and Chuck Forsberg of MIT says, "Move along people. This is just another standard-rate industrial accident. Out of our way. We've got reactors to run and uranium to burn. MIT??? Most Intolerable Technofail …

    peace all


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  • The Samson Principle; Holding The World Hostage With Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Weapons Of Mass Destruction; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-samson-principle-holding-world.html


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  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    Canada Defense Minister Paul Hellyer thinks Canadians CAN handle the TRUTH, watch this>>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDuqZbjxB_E

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/citizen-hearing-on-disclo_3_n_3208536.html

    Paul Hellyer is widely known and credited for his work to unify the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2005, he made headlines by announcing that "UFOs are as real as the airplanes flying overhead." That statement made him the first cabinet-ranked individual in the G8 group of nations to say that UFOs were unequivocably real.

    "Since then, I've learned a lot from many sources, including a number of the fantastic witnesses that we have heard these last [five] days."

    Among the things Hellyer says he has learned and believes is a particular document that concluded at least four species had been visiting Earth for thousands of years: "This is my own view at this stage, as well. … They are different species and, consequently, may have different agendas. I don't think we can say that they all have the same agenda any more than we can say that the United States, China and Russia have the same agenda. Our real interests may be similar, but as of now, our perceived interests are still quite far apart."


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    • We Not They Finally

      You actually have to like this guy. He's gutsy.


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    • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      You know what , i think i'm gonne stop my resistence to the "Aliens are involved" movement..
      Stop blocking the possibility they are a equally real players in this "situation"
      Greed and power or arms races are no longer sufficient to explain the level off all this madness..
      At least 4 different kind of Aliens with different agenda's hmm , now figuring out those not solely here for their own profit and those "with narrow yellow eyes" (lol Heart , everytime you mention it.. ;) )

      Where to start.. ? .. Anthony..? Someone..? If you have a few more decent links to get me started it would be greatly appreciated , never mind the critics.. they can't fix this mess/ global cluster disaster neither.. no human can.. the "out of control spinning of technological progress" is already a way too powerfull tornado for us mortal's..
      We are just paralysed by the fact the inevitably had the nerve to actually happen and will continue to do so..
      And that was inevitably too..


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  • weeman

    Do we or don't we remove fuel bundles, that is the question and I would like to see what the general consensus is, yes or no, no need to explain.


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  • Cisco Cisco

    Good question…

    The 64 thousand dollar question is, where do you remove them to. They are way to hot to go directly into dry storage casks. Once the damaged rods are exposed to air, they're on fire.

    They would have to placed into other/another cooling pool(s).


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    • weeman

      Yes or no, what is your position.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Run.. like a bat out of hell?


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        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          I offered a suggestion and then I was told I was crazy. Stone people were smarter than us..

          Here is the size of the spent fuel pools, which I would hope were built as single intact "Pools" sitting on top support structures built underneath them.. if they are way up in the air.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spent_fuel_pool

          Does not look that big to me, but how much does one of these loaded spent fuel pools weigh is the million dollar question.

          However the damage to the pools may not allow proper repairs or give us the ability to pick it as one unit and remove for safe disposal.

          Many here are very jittery about handling any of the bent twisted fuel rods for fear of explosions, chain reactions.

          My concept is we do not handle them individually but as a single unit that may have to be cooled forever.

          If the pool is not brought to the ground by us, then mother nature will bring them down on all on her own in the future after a few more quakes.

          Then we are all toast..


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          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            I think we all know eventually all these spent pools are coming to the ground, one way or the other, if Mother Nature has her way in Japan.

            She seems to like Japan!


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            • 21stCentury 21stCentury

              yo-buddy, Obewan..
              Moving the FDNPP1 spent fuel pools is nearly impossible without removing all of the clutter and buildings and other deadly sources of neutron beams close by. The mobile cranes they are currently operating there on side are the biggest one's they can fit in there without expanding the size of the roads there.. the roadways not only need to be much bigger, but they also need to hold the psi load on the ground.. these roads won't support bigger mobile cranes.

              The big floating barge cranes don't have a long enough reach to reach across the turbine buildings to get at the foolpools, and the south breakwater seawall is in the way for getting a barge crane to the closest point on the beach for SPF4, SPF3 is an easier reach.

              If you are visualizing STONE pyramids you are on a good track.. but don't use stone, use lightweight foam-filled cement to build a pyramid load-pedestal under each of the elevated spentfoolpools..
              the robot sprayed shotcrete foam can be applied all around both sides of all obstacles under the pools to create a radial load cone vector.. the upper part of the sprayed pedestal is sprayed with a stronger higher density foamcrete to match the load requirements.


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              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Sounds like a plan and workable, but then we can all just wait for the next 9.0 quake to bring all these spent fuel pools down to the ground.

                Either support them properly or bring them down, but we must do something and we need to do it now!

                Get your/move your ass over there now! Getter done!

                You could be a super hero hat goes by name.. Bobby!


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              • 21stCentury 21stCentury

                If all stops are pulled, a foamcrete broad based pedestal could be sprayed under SPF4 in 30 days time..

                Once a proper pedestal is installed then grafting an enlarged addition to spentfoolpool4 can be easily applied.

                The contents of SPF4 are too sensitive to move it as one piece, if you fart then you create another criticality underwater in there. That pool is like an old drippy dynamite shack, if a golfball hits it in the wrong spot we all will need to learn how to eat plutonium and like it.


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                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Starting to like the taste of plutonium though.

                  Kind of getting use to that sultry metal like tinge every time I take a bite of my GMO foods and or take in that very deep yoga medication breath.

                  I need to read more personal growth books on how to improve my life though and then learn how become one with nature and all. See it in all the magazines and Zen will surely save us all from ourselves.

                  How peaceful and wonderful the Land of OZ really is. I definitely have got to buy more of this stuff and that surely is the ticket to all our salvation!

                  I understand your points and they all make sense. After reviewing that video I am pretty sure there existed a technology and/or force that was far advanced to our own current understanding on the way things work.

                  Now whether that ancient technology/understanding was lost in time and/or done by alien visitors and/or simply hidden from us all on purpose or purposefully destroyed.

                  We sure could use it about now…


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            • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

              This article from yesterday discusses removing the fuel. It does not look good…
              http://rt.com/news/fukushima-apocalypse-fuel-removal-598/

              Excerpt:
              "What makes fuel removal at Fukushima so dangerous and complex is that it will be attempted on a fuel pool whose integrity has been severely compromised. However, it must be attempted as Reactor 4 has the most significant problems structurally, and this pool is on the top floor of the building. "


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      • Cisco Cisco

        weeman…That's a conundrum. One might as well flip a coin to choose a path. It's a fool's errand, either way. As I said before, there are some things that just cannot be fixed, no matter the resources.

        The psychopaths have taken us (the world) down a path where there is no escape, only destruction. As George Carlin said he didn't vote anymore because it didn't matter. He said he chose to sit and watch the insanity, not to be a part of it. That's where I am now.

        There is no fix no matter what the course.


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  • I LIVE ON THE CANADIAN WEST COAST – On southern Vancouver Island, to be more specific, so we have been nuked by Japan and their Fukushima for the past two and a half years.

    I regard all levels of governments in Canada AND THE OPPOSITION PARTIES guilty of hiding or playing down the truth. When this situation first exploded, the Fed govt. even withdrew the usual Health Canada radiation postings online!!!

    See how Health Canada radiation readings stopped in August 2011 – !!! – http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/respond/nuclea/data-donnees-eng.php

    =================

    Decades ago the media could have claimed not to know all the facts, but the facts are all there now, with the click of a mouse. And they still continue to play this down. No surprise there, as they're puppets of the elite.

    That editorial above is from a regional paper, the Coast Reporter – not even a provincial one. A brave editorial, but I never even heard of that website before. Without exposure on anti-nuke sites, its effect would be limited.

    What about the provincial and national media? Their reports, when they appear, don't have a real sense of urgency. Yawn… Just another catastrophe among the many we hear every day. Just another case of pollution of the environment. More yawns. Well, at least it's not oil, so no need to spend money cleaning it up. Next item.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      Tracy W,

      Right now, you are right under the jet stream. Down in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have an anomalous situation overhead. I wish it was better news http://www.weatherstreet.com/states/gfsx-300-forecast.htm


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        No Nukes you are very wise!


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      • @ NoNukes

        Thank you for the link. Just like San Francisco, our area is a little paradise, so people are outdoors as much as they can, breathing in all that wonderful ocean-scented air… Jogging, strolling with their babies, working in their gardens.

        It's so pretty over here that even I forget about Fukushima nowadays. And that's exactly what governments were counting on when they withheld the enormity of this disaster's significance. They figured that by the time we found out the truth, we'd be so used to it that the impact of the disclosure would be minimal.

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        By the way, some of the debris that has reached Vancouver Island's more isolated spots is being privately recycled! So I heard on a radio interview. Nothing major, just assorted items.

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        Anyway, I shouldn't complain. The Japanese government gave Canada ONE MILLION DOLLARS to help with the debris cleanup and disposal. Wow! A whole million dollars.

        That does not cover even a fraction of health expenses caused by Japanese radiation. And there is no money that could compensate for the damage to everyone's health and to animals and to food and the environment. We don't hear much about the effects of radiation on children's thyroid glands, which spiked in the aftermath of the explosion.


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  • UPDATE ON THE RAILWAY EXPLOSION THAT INCINERATED A TOWN IN QUEBEC ON JULY 6:

    In the aftermath of the tragedy, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway's boss explained to the media that they had been trying to save money, and that's why there was no night watchman for their train packed full of explosive fuel. Aside from the loss of life, that town is indefinitely contaminated by the fuel that seeped into the soil.

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    Subsequently Maine & Atlantic Railway were given bankruptcy protection.

    Company Chairman Burkhardt said: "the obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets, including prospective insurance recoveries"

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+Maine+Atlantic+files+bankruptcy+protection/8759563/story.html

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    Now after having its license suspended in Canada, they have been granted an extension to operate until October!

    http://business.financialpost.com/2013/08/17/railway-at-centre-of-lac-megantic-tragedy-given-extension-to-operate-in-canada-until-october/


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