Dawn at Fukushima: Enhanced image exposes smoke/steam billowing from reactor buildings No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS)

Published: May 11th, 2011 at 4:42 pm ET


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Published: May 11th, 2011 at 4:42 pm ET


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48 comments to Dawn at Fukushima: Enhanced image exposes smoke/steam billowing from reactor buildings No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS)

  • SteveMT

    Are there any estimates on how long this release will last?

    A. 50 years
    B. 100 years
    C. 200 years
    D. 500 years
    E. 1,000+ years

    All answers are bad, but some are very bad.

    • xdrfox

      You don’t have a Z. Infinity

      Long after earth is void of life !

    • Noah

      You forgot choice F.

    • Looks like it’ll be for long past our lifetimes.

      We might be saved to some extent by BDMs, increased public knowledge, use of countermeasures (zeolite? bentonite, … ).
      Biological Defense Mechanisms – Dr.Bernard L Cohen

      Also, some lucky souls will die naturally before cancers take effect – but might suffer from other radiation-induced illnesses before that.

      And so on …

    • Dbug

      This will last until radiation disaster/mutant movies come back in fashion. Held over for 24,000 years by popular demand.

      Them! The one with the giant ants?
      Gotta watch China Syndrome again…
      TV episodes too. Battlestar Galactica, when they come to the radiation poisoned planet.
      Then there was the radioactive destruction that lead to the Planet of the Apes (Played by TEPCO managers)

      Former governor Arnold should do one, to help cope with his separation. The terminator battles radioactive stepford wives.

      Maybe we’re all in a sci-fi movie and don’t realize it.

  • belle

    B. I heard 100 years from one expert in nuclear energy…very sad. There’s got to be some more to be done. A culture that produced kamikazes and hari kiri should be able to tackle this better than most!!

    QUESTION: Is NILU no longer producing their Fukushima plume forecasts?? I can’t believe this!! Can’t anyone get some backbone?!!

  • belle

    Between EPA, Obama, corporate media, and now NILU :(, you’d think that everything in Japan is already tamped down and in the bag! (??)

  • about 400 chernobyls
    all built to last 50 yrs
    50 yrs ago

    Chernobyl=Wormwood=Mugwort=Artemisia Absinthium =Artemisia Vulgaris =Artemis=Diana =Innana=Goddess … Artemisia Vulgaris [in English this would mean “Vulgar/Bitter Goddess”
    Chernobyl is Russian for Wormwood [Mugwort] the bitter medicinal plant Artemisia Absinthium or wormwood … from which Absinth is distilled.
    Revelation 8:11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the life on earth and sea died.
    It should be considered that “Chernobyl” is a key word which simply refers to a SERIES of meltdowns which kill 1/3 of the planet


    • cossack55

      Don’t worry about it. Elenin will fix this problem in September.

      • psky

        I hope Mt. Fuji will neutralize the radioactive fuel with molten zeolite lava and bury everything in volcanic ash.

        • Very interesting…. you may be onto something. Wonder if the ash has properties which nutralise or counter reacts with uranium? I’m thinking in nature uranium must coexist with other elements and life seems okay with it being there in our crust. Likewise with volcanic ash. Together in the crust, amongst other things we can tolerate walking on uranium underfoot. I don’t know, it just seems like a good idea for some reason…the ash is notably smothering, ultra fine and can melt and transform with heat…. I wonder if there is something in your idea – like maybe volcanic ash being better as a topping than borax or lead!? Like maybe you can put ash on molten ball and it coats the mass as it changes to glass or beyond at the high temp and maybe it can be used to re-contain the ball somehow? Sorry to go on but your comment struck my hunch center somehow!

          • isthistheend

            Considering that volcanic ash was probably really really hot at one time, it might be able to withstand the heat from melting fuel. It could have possibilities.

          • @ Anthony May 12, 2011 at 7:51 am — I like the way you think! That’s the kind of cranial flex it takes to overcome such a disaster. Go with it! 🙂

  • Geeez,…I HOPE and PRAY ‘we’ only loose 1/3!

    Other places in the Word say only a tenth will survive. FYI

  • charlie

    well, at the top of the food chain as we are, we are going to eventually be poisoned, and our offspring will be genetically mutated, thus changing our species forever. A couple of generations more and we’;re finished off forever.
    The stars will still twinkle in the sky, but no sentient life be around to witness and admire them.

    • isthistheend

      It might help to be a vegetarian, and be careful about where things were grown. I think stuff might accumulate more in animals as you move up the food chain.

  • Rica E

    leuren moret continues to report on the situation! and there is news like this http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/47983-us-military-has-anti-radiation-drug-ex-rad-not-available-to-the-public Eurad gives a three day forcast still. or check the dutchsinse channel on ytube for multiple source updates. There are incredibly sensitive monitoring stations around the world for test ban treaties to detect a radioactive fart halfway around the world if need be, but the information is below the surface clamor of media. obviously here we all are.

    • Rica
      Can you please provide the link to Eurad’s 3 day forecast because the link i have stops on about may 3.

      Also, can you post Lauren Moret’s most recent links as well.

      Thank you again to all who post here and for the site. I would be lost without it….

      • anne

        “Leuren Moret – Fukushima HAARP nuclear attack by CIA, DOE, BP for London banks”


        Recoded May 7
        Uploaded by ExopoliticsTV on May 9, 2011

        In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview by Alfred Lambremont Webre released May 9, 2011, independent scientist Leuren Moret has stated that the Fukushima HAARP tectonic nuclear attack was done by an international racketeering war crimes network within the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Energy (DOE), and BP (British Petroleum) on behalf of City of London bankers.

        Ms. Moret states that the group behind the March 11, 2011 events at the Fukushima nuclear plant is the same war crimes racketeering organization behind the false flag operations of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Haiti earthquake (2010) and other HAARP-triggered false flag operations.

        The Fukushima tectonic nuclear attack is an intentional genocidal depopulation of the northern and southern hemispheres, Ms. Moret states. The west coasts of the United States and Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii are being intentionally targeted by dangerous radiation from the March 11, 2011 tectonic warfare earthquake and nuclear meltdown events at Fukushima, Japan.

        These areas of the United States and Canada, and Mexico, Ms. Moret indicates, are the major food producing areas for North America. Radiation from the Japan quake/nuclear meltdown events at Fukushima is intentionally being steered into these areas in order to dose the land and the food with radiation.

        Danger of radiation in the rain

        Ms. Moret warned that the U.S. government is covering up the radiation danger in North America, and stated that individuals should venture out in the rain with their bodies fully covered, including gloves.

        During WWII, it was discovered that the most effective method of nuclear warfare was to detonate an atomic bomb in a raincloud, and let the radiation rain down on the target population.

        The weather warfare capabilities of HAARP and the GWEN towers systems are being used to create weather patterns (such as tornadoes) and rain that bring radiation as high as in the Fukushima area of Japan on the southeast, mid west, southwest and west coasts of the United States.

        See full article at http://www.exopolitics.com

        See also:


        • Novamind

          Indeed anne, I fear another false flag attack in America,to the like of a terrorist dirty bomb{nuke] blamed on one or more countrys and the terrorist groups they harbor and support[probably one with oil]causing rally for a new war in the US.
          This would take the focus and blame from japan for the radioactive contamination and fallout that is about to get big.
          The EPA will jump in and be a Hero to all, along with other alphabet agencys.
          This will put the pieces together that at this time make no sense at all.
          I hope that Iam wrong.
          I hope that you hope that Iam Wrong Too.

          • isthistheend

            Something buried in obombemall’s healthcare overhaul bill may give some clues about who was aware of this. I’d check on what kinds of new exclusions the insurance companies got.

  • MIke D

    Either it’s awfully smoky or awfully foggy in that video. I can’t see anything from the live feed.

    • Well…a few hours ago before sunrise(?) it was pointing at the facility with several plumes of steam/smoke, then I came back a short time later then I could only make out a tower (camera shift?)…and now you have? Sky? Lots of smoke? Who knows…

    • Manifest Irony

      Same here…Was watching about an hour before sunrise and couldn’t make out anything. Could be fog or smoke. Now it’s well past sunrise and it seems even darker.

    • FanJapan

      Well, it is 7:30am in Japan. It may be fog. Putting it into other words: I HOPE it is fog.

      This camera is supposed to be HD. lol


  • Blue

    Current weather: Fukushima Airport

    every 6 hours hourly
    °C °F kph mph kn Bft
    Local Time
    18:00 EDT = 07:00 Cloud Cover (eights)
    and Cloud Base
    05-12-2011 07:00 1-2 (30m) 5-7 (900m)
    05-12-2011 06:46 1-2 (30m) 5-7 (900m)
    05-12-2011 06:30 1-2 (30m) 5-7 (900m)
    05-12-2011 06:10 1-2 (30m) 3-4 (60m) 5-7 (900m)

  • koopatroopa

    am i right in thinking all that fog and sea air will carry the radiation with it to god knos where?

    • Poor Daddy

      I think yer right koopa. Jet stream will carry it to sea, then N. America, then Atlantic, then Europe, then Russia/China, then back to Japan to complete the circle and continue again and again and again raining hundreds of varieties of radioactive isotopes along the way in an infinite loop. Some with short little half lives, many with half lives of centuries. Yes, God knows where. He must see his creation of childish, greedy humans as a metastasizing cancer on Earth’s beautiful body. If its fuck-up-able, we’ll do it every time.

  • Tricky Dick

    Look for : “Mutant Rights” groups soon.

  • …in other news, TEPCO announces why they are having such a difficult time getting things under control…

    Please don’t throttle me…some times it all gets too overwhelming…

  • SteveMT

    With the smoke and/or steam now rising continuously, the wind direction and strength become extremely important factors to follow. The wind will determine the fate of a nation or the future of life in the Pacific.

    • Agreed. I wonder when the winds change away from us and for how long? I’m getting the feeling that people who live in that general area (China, Koreas, Russia, Japan etc) are used to living in radiation? Like they have all probably coped or endured it previously, even if just for proximity to neighboring events or bombings. In spite of the history and exposures, there seems to be populations who survive. I know how we feel farther away from it and couldn’t even imagine how stressed I’d be if I lived in Japan right now. It must have seemed a blessing to them that the winds took the bulk of poisons out to sea and away. I think it would have been a very different disaster if the winds didn’t show them favor like it did. But even that doesn’t seem to be concerning all the close neighbors it seems to me…

      • Coot

        “There seems to be populations that survive” – Nothing on this scale has ever happened before. Don’t think many humans will survive this if ‘worst case’ continues to look like what is unfolding.

  • Cuica

    There seems to be less and less info. available. Maybe plan b is pretend this isn’t happening. Cut all communication from Fukushima and no one will know what is going on there. Soon they will forget. When I ask people about what they have heard or know about the meltdown they say nothing. I would guess that 90 percent of the world doesn’t even know this is happening. The largest nuclear disaster to ever occur, and I have only you folks to talk with because if it isn’t on the nightly news it isn’t happening….didn’t Ayn Rand write a book about a society that no longer had books so the only things people knew was what they were told by a talking head. One question, when this blog goes off the air…can we set up a meeting place?

  • Jack

    they prob’ly already have a nice First-class Think-Tank Resort
    for all us brilliant, hip, aware, savvy, turned-on, tuned-in, cognoscenti,
    smarty-pants, hepcats to discuss and Develop Policies for the new
    Revolutionary Surviving Civilization.
    If they don’t march us into the Uranium Mines at bayonet-point.

  • Cuica

    That’s cute jack…thanks for the laugh!

  • koopatroopa

    omg look at the smoke coming out of all the reactors this morning its awful.wtf is going on? uk time 8pm its terrible they look on fire.