Experts: Fukushima ‘ice wall’ could destroy reactor units, turn site into swamp — Risk of fractures, ground movement, building subsidence — Must be frozen for 200 years — Officials: High cliffs just behind plant may become unstable — Gov’t: “Observable heaving” and deformations possible (VIDEO)

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AP, Apr 29, 2016 (emphasis added): Fukushima No. 1 plant’s ice wall won’t be watertight, says chief architect… Even if the frozen barrier… works as envisioned, it will not completely block all water… because of gaps in the wall… said Yuichi Okamura, a chief architect… Tepco resorted to [this] after it became clear it had to do something drastic… [Okamura said,] “We have come up against many unexpected problems.” The water woes are just part of the many obstacles… No one has even seen the nuclear debris

Huffington Post, Apr 1, 2016: ‘Ice Wall’ Is Japan’s Last-Ditch Effort To Contain Fukushima Radiation… [It’s] a desperate attempt to stop radiation that’s been leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for five years…

Kyodo, Mar 30, 2016: The NRA warned earlier that if the groundwater levels within the [ice] walls is reduced excessively by blocking the flow from outside, highly contaminated water within the buildings could seep out as a result.

Proposal for controlling ground water and radioactive leakage in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (by World Water and Climate Foundation): [TEPCO] has a plan to freeze soil around the plant… this idea may not be sustainable… over the 200-year period that will be required for the reactors to be decommissioned.… The problem with freezing… is that solutes may be expelled from the ice… This can result in extremely concentrated saline solutions that do not freeze even at low temperatures. It is likely that under these conditions radioactive materials could become highly concentrated in dense brines that could then flow as density currents… Also, heating and cooling during the four annual seasons in Japan may make the ground of the station site softer and wetter like a swamp, and it could create another risk to the reactors, such as building destruction… The authors would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. W.F. Vincent, Dr. I. Ostrovsky, Dr. S. Kudoh and Dr. L. Legendre for their valuable comments and suggestions for strengthening this proposal.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Integrated model of groundwater flow and radionuclide migration at Fukushima Daiichi… we will be able to answers critical questions such as… Will the cryogenic barrier lead to salt water intrusion at the site thereby mobilizing contaminants such as Cs and Sr that are mobile under high salinity conditions?

U.S. Department of Energy, 2015: Independent Technical Support for the Frozen Soil Barrier… several references discuss soil heave in the context of artificial ground freezing… It is possible that some observable heaving will occur directly above and directly adjacent to the frozen soil barrier… Monitoring of temperatures, heave pressures, and deformations… would provide information to assist in managing impacts from soil heave…

Geological Survey of Japan, 2015: [T]he sustainability of the ice wall remains doubtful… Furthermore, the ice lenses will grow irregularly as per the distribution of chiller pipes, and the sediment desaturation might lead to the aquitards’ compaction and subsidence around the buildings. In effect, a decrease in pore water pressure could increase the effective stress of the ground and result in movements and the formation of fractures in the superficial units.

IAEA, 2016: The IAEA group of experts reviewed the status of groundwater inflow, countermeasures and modelling… During the visit to Daiichi NPS on 18 February 2016, groundwater seepage on the slopes [i.e. cliffs over 100 feet high directly behind plant] that have been covered with facing was observed by the IAEA experts… seepage through the facing could create geotechnical instability on the slope if horizontal drains are not installed…

Watch TEPCO’s video on the ‘ice wall’ here

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  • rogerthat

    http://tpr.org/post/texas-matters-will-you-share-road-high-level-nuclear-waste#stream/0

    Texas Matters: Will You Share The Road With High Level Nuclear Waste?
    By DAVID MARTIN DAVIES

    • rogerthat

      APR 28, 2016
      Journalist resigns after being barred from writing about Las Vegas newspaper’s right-wing billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson

      BEN NORTON

      • rogerthat

        by the way, this story has thrown up something extraordinary.

        i simply cannot copy and paste any of the content.

        every time i try, i get error 404 on enenews.

        this may be because the story is most impolite about mr adelson …

        i wonder who is blocking its dissemination, and i wonder how they are doing it?

        on the other hand, it may simply be something salon does all the time? comments welcome …

        – oh, and it's off topic lol

        • There are many error messages on ENE, could be just coincidence.

          Keep at it, don't give up. 🙂

        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes. rogerthat. Ty. http://www.infowars.com/salon-admits-mainstream-media-manipulates-deceives-public/

          No wonder MSM is rapidly losing viewership
          Kit Daniels – April 28, 2016

          Salon, a leftist media outlet, unintentionally admitted the mainstream media manipulates public opinion.

          In an article discussing non-politicians with unrivaled influence over American politics, Salon claimed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post to influence public opinion.

          Although it’s been well-documented that the mainstream media has practically been a government mouthpiece since at least the early 1950s, when the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird began, it’s ironic to see a leftist outlet like Salon openly admitting the Washington Post has a similar bias.

          Peace

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Hi Roger this man is also a koch brothers big wig , have you read dark money by Jane Mayer ? I believe he runs one of the largest superpacs.
          They are who we must fight as they struggle to retain the house and Senate . they are also funding local government in every state .
          I'm for m Mass and we have a repug named Charlie Baker and I am watching him attempt to pay them back by privatising everything .
          It's very transparent once you understand the kochupus .

        • PostNuclear PostNuclear

          RogerThat, try laundering your copy/paste via Notepad.

          1. Copy the material you wish to quote.
          2. Paste it into Notepad.
          3. Highlight and copy what you just finished pasting into Notepad.
          4. Paste it into your post.

          This removes any embedded formatting, which may be why you are getting the 404 error.

    • From above link;

      "Adelson is a prominent Republican moneyman, notorious for bankrolling GOP presidential efforts. Republican candidates are compelled to go through the so-called “Adelson primary” if they hope to win their party’s nomination. They are also expected to adopt Adelson’s hard-line foreign policy views. The billionaire is a die-hard Israel supporter, going so far as to claim the Palestinians are “an invented people,” and has called for a preemptive nuclear attack on Iran.

      Several journalists have left since Adelson bought the publication in December 2015.

      When it was purchased, the Review-Journal published an editorial promising it would ensure “fair, unbiased, and accurate” coverage.

      As early as January, Smith was told not to write about Adelson, The New York Times reported."

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        Dr good heart I missed your post , you understand what's going on , we are at a precipice and they are not going tongo quietly by any means and at risk of wearing a tin foil hat I see a coup on our horizon . maybe a military one .

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          I can't copy or paste either, even when copying from an outside document as allowable under copyright law. Good work Doc.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            That's sickening, we can't even comment on political nut jobs or people with money any more. They can filter our online posts. That's sinister. Hello, Big Bro.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EOlZyD26T4

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              Bowie likened Big Bro to the Antichrist. "Someone to fool us, someone like you. We want you, Big Brother."

              He got it. Way ahead of his time. It was like he had some inside knowledge of what the Big Boys do on vacation out at the River in Sonoma County during their annual free for all. And other nefarious activities.

              "Lord, I think you'd overdose, if you knew what's going down."

              Good way to put it.

  • or-well

    Hmmm…ok so far, see if enenews "accepts"…

    “In Las Vegas, a quintessential company town, it’s the blowhard billionaires and their political toadies who are worth punching,” he wrote in the letter. “And if you don’t have the freedom to call the community’s heavyweights to account, then that ‘commentary’ tag isn’t worth the paper on which it’s printed.”

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Yes. Libby Halevy. Now.

    http://www.ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=1&T=HOME

    Nuclear Hotseat with Libby Halevy

    Peace

  • "Risk of fractures, ground movement, building subsidence — Must be frozen for 200 years"
    Well the dams of the world are assuring that these are existing every minute of every year.
    For proof see
    http://predictingquakes.blogspot.in/2015/04/the-science-of-dams-causing-earthquakes.html
    For the latest warning of extreme ground accelerations and subsidence at Kakrapar, Gujarat, India at the nuclear power plant there see
    http://earthquakescausedbydams.blogspot.in/2016/03/modern-civilization-and-its-nuclear.html

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      This statement here, "Well the dams of the world are assuring that these are existing every minute of every year." is a false equivalency argument. No damn would have ever been built of a site like the Fukushima Nuclear Plant was. Far too unstable. The entire area is sub-sided made-ground. One of the reactor building started to lean some and it was/is still a concern. Mushy shit basically.

  • MVB MVB

    TELLURIUM-132 Detected in Northern Germany!
    !-> @ Shortlink: http://wp.me/puwO9-7M9 Please share widely.

    There's signs it came from across the Pacific…:
    ALASKA Turned Off Beta Radiation Monitoring, etc.

    !-> @ https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/alaska-turned-off-beta-radiation-monitoring-amidst-major-gamma-uptick-twitter-gmail-communications-interference/

    btw, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, an alternative outlet with a bit more of a following than little fry bloggers like myself, is the first to spread the word on my finding:
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/node/517317#axzz47bqXOUd8

    No mainstream attention yet, a bit strange, I'd say, for a detection on par with post-Chernobyl and post-Fukushima… Help get the word out. This MUST be investigated!

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    The clown show continues.

  • Sickputer

    I agree 451%

    We have discussed the ozone hole extensively in years 1 and 2 of the Fukushima disaster. That's when the fuel was burned into the atmosphere from 4 reactors in amounts that were incalculable.

    We all saw the videos of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 burning for almost the entire first year. How puny Chernobyl seems at a mere 13 days, yet killed so many humans.

    The aerial emissions were GARGANTUAN. I feel we were all affected adversely in the Americas that first year. Many Enenews commentators dropped out, possibly dead or incapacitated.

    Those massive releases did what 1,000 atmospheric weapons tests did and much more. The ozone layer which was already suffering breakdown from other global contaminants took a huge hit from the burning MOX particles. The governments probably have much more outer space data they will not share with the sleeping public.

    How can we not point a finger at Fukushima for ocean warming? Take Greenland as an example of the "dust" effect:

    "Freshly fallen snow reflects up to 84 percent of incoming sunlight, but during the warm season the reflectivity declines as the ice grains within the snowpack change shape and size. In addition, once snow cover melts completely it often reveals underlying ice that has been darkened by dust and other particles, whose surface absorbs more solar energy, promoting heating.

    part 1 of 2

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Frozen Wall:

    Those who witnessed the Impermeable Wall fiasco, will remember that Tepco designed a 3 sided underground wall. 12 pumps, located on the inland side of the reactor ruins, were going to pump groundwater out, test it for radiation, and dump it into the ocean. They thought that the groundwater, which was going to be pumped out before it could be contaminated by corium in the ground under Reactor Ruins 1-3, would be safe to dump into the ocean.

    Turned out that the groundwater was too contaminated to be dumped into the ocean. So the Pump & Dump plan was scrapped.

    But did Japan learn anything?
    No.
    They had a contentious debate about how to start up the Frozen Wall. Tepco wanted to start freezing the inland leg first, in order to stop the reactor ruins from becoming a swamp. The government regulators wanted to start with the Harborside leg first, in order to keep the groundwater level from falling. The government won the day.

    So now, the plant grounds will flood. Too much water will become a big problem. Tepco, for once, was right about this.

    The Impermeable Wall has been completed around Units 1-4. So much water has backed up behind this wall, that the Harborside leg is bending out into the Harbor as a result of the groundwater pressure from behind.

    As the Harborside leg of the Frozen Wall catches the groundwater, it will begin to back up, flooding the grounds around Reactor Ruins 1-4. Turning the area into a swamp. 🙂

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. PhilipUpNorth. Ty. TEPCO could be tactful enough to freeze sections of the wall in a manner that will still let them accomplish their goal of having the water bypass the Reactors before boxing them in completely. In this way Abe will save face. That is important in Japan. If nothing else….

      Otherwise, I have seen that everything that TEPCO has done, or is doing, is making this disaster even more out of control, as well as increasingly uncontrollable.

      Witness: The Pacific Ocean.

      Peace

      • ISeePinkClouds

        Yes. If didn't convey that thought clearly, and I clearly didn't; what I meant to say is that once the radiation gets into the ocean, it is out of control. TEPCO is not preventing the irradiated water from entering the ocean. That, they have a chance of at least stemming the flow. Their methodology is the stopper. Drilling holes, or driving pylons, in the vicinity of the reactors has been ,and is, a patently bad procedure.

        This allows water to migrate from one strata below the surface, to another strata, above or below that strata, by the way of the vertical well that intersects those strata. The strata for the entire depth of the well bore will all be equally contaminated, dependent on porosity. That is, also, if the ice wall fails, there will be those wells, connecting 100' of strata.

        A few million for an Ice Wall. Twenty Billion for the Olympics.

        Very sad.

        Peace

    • Their frozen wall idea is based around on a 1992 German risk study of a NPP core meltdown on the upper Rhine river concluded that,

      1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak level around 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another 40,000 days + !

      We are already seeing reports of skyrocketing levels of Strontium being detected in the ground water tests, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site.

      2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels after 10,000 days.

      Interestingly, Tepco has tried to implement the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site. They have not had much success so far.

      (Note: The charts in this document are log scale.)

      http://www.irpa.net/irpa8/cdrom/VOL.1/M1_97.PDF

      If this study is correct, these increases will continue long into the future!

      All the wars and strife in the world at present, is analogous to people fighting each other on a sinking boat. We urgently need the whole world to cooperate, and focus on dealing with the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

  • Nick

    Ponder this:

    "A critical thinking, questioning person (like George Monbiot) would logically conclude that, if Fukushima Daiichi represents the worst nuclear accident in history, then we should be pursuing a rapidly expanding construction program. Compared to the risks imposed by all other energy alternatives, including the risk that would be imposed by not having sufficient quantities of reliable, affordable energy, Fukushima was not so bad. It was, in fact, a dramatic example that the risks imposed by accepting the benefits of affordable, emission free nuclear energy are well within the “acceptable” range, even in the worst realistic conditions."

    http://atomicinsights.com/fukushima-happened-now-what/

    Still think this way Mr. Adams?

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Solar storms deserve our attention. I know this is off-topic, but we should all be paying attention to the sun just now. Our greatly diminished solar shields are leaving Planet Earth vulnerable for damage to our satellites, and to our electrical grid, as never before.
      http://www.suspicious0bservers.org
      Watch the #1 video here.

      • A lot of people are not aware that the earth’s magnetic shield weakened by ~15% in the last 150 years. This is one of the earth’s primary defenses against solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the Sun. The other is the earth’s atmosphere.

        I have been a sun watcher for many years, and know it was very unusual for the small solar storms that occurred in 2011 to produce Northern Light displays, so far south in North America at the time. These unusual Northern lights displays indicated to me that the electrical dynamics of the upper atmosphere had been changed by the large radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

        Reports from what would be considered relatively weak solar storms have recently been causing more electrical equipment failure and transformer fires around the world.

        What does this mean?

        The combined effect of a weaker magnetic field, and the atmospheric ionizing radiation damage from Fukushima, now means that a much much smaller solar event, one significantly smaller than a “Carrington Event”, could wipe out large parts of earth’s electrical infrastructure!

        Here is a research paper below, and a report, to support my view that the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe has damaged the upper atmosphere. The research paper only covers the atmospheric damaging effects of Krypton-85. It doesn’t take into account the atmospheric damage caused by the thousands of other ionizing isotopes released into the atmosphere by the Fukushima Nuclear…

        • It doesn’t take into account the atmospheric damage caused by the thousands of other ionizing isotopes released into the atmosphere by the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe!

          Article:

          WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH

          Extract: (The extract is from the bottom of page 56.)

          “Importance Krypton-85 (85 Kr) is a radioactive noble gas which decays with a half-life of 10.76 years, emitting mainly β -particles of mean energy 251 keV. The main sources of Krypton-85 are the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants and various nuclear reactors.

          The nuclear weapons tests in 1945-1963 contributed about 5% of the total Krypton-85 in the atmosphere, whereas its natural sources can be neglected. Radioactive decay is practically the only mechanism of Krypton-85 removal from the atmosphere.

          The present background concentrations of Krypton-85 in the atmosphere are about 1 Bq/m 3 and are doubling every 20 years. At this level, Krypton-85 is not dangerous for human beings, but the air ionization caused by Krypton-85 decay will affect atmospheric electric properties.

          If Krypton-85 continues to increase, changes in such atmospheric processes and properties as atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, the Earth’s magnetic field, formation of cloud condensation nuclei and 57 aerosols, and frequency of lightning may result and thus disturb the Earth’s heat balance and precipitation patterns.”

          These Krypton-85 induced consequences call for Krypton-85 monitoring…

  • Nick

    This is great news since we are trashing our own planet!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/temperate-planets_us_5727a321e4b0b49df6abef7d

    Come on folks, wake up.

    End the TATAL destruction of our home.

    Live simply, so that others may simply live.

  • Nick

    What if Apple had a built in geiger counter in their next smart phone?

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/03/investing/apple-stock-losing-streak/index.html

    Just think, one wouldn't have to hunt for info on radiation, you would KNOW.

    Howse about it Apple?

    I would buy it.

  • Nick

    But then, monitoring radiation is useless unless you accept dose levels.

    Every hot particle blown up from Fukushima and Chernobyl is in you and in me.

    There is no place to hide.

    Suck it up.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Nick – Every 40 days, the mass of air surrounding the earth, circulates around the earth once. It's like we live in a blender. Everything from Fukushima is everywhere, and growing. So no place to hide is what we have now indeed……

      • theworldisalie theworldisalie

        Basically yeah, I wish people would just understand that. We are in an enclosed environment, simple as that.

        • ISHI ISHI

          You got it!

          They think their Die Glocke cern gonna take them on a strange journey. Switch it off, you ain't going nowhere!

          Oh Fukushima! What now?

          You have to fix your mess up, walk away, die with us. Under the ground or on top.

          Gold toast and silver tea saves none.

  • Nick

    We truly are in a new era.

    Thinking otherwise is fantasy, or worse.

    So….Nick, what do you suggest?

    Nick: Live in the now. Forget the future we once all had. Cesium the day. Just do it with compassion.

    • ISHI ISHI

      Don't fall for the bullshit Nick, I know because one of my parents worked for the aerospace industry and in 1968 they were using multi-level circuit boards 40 years in advance of consumers of the day.

      With advances in stolen reverse engineered technology, computers etc. They have technologies ALREADY to clean up their mess. The culling is on, so they can establish their counterfeit new order of the ages 1% paradise. Into your coffins Dracula's, what you gonna do when you open your lids? Call ghostbusters!

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        destroying nuclear reactors is a very bad way to reduce the population. If Chernobyl killed a million and sickened 5 million, if bomb testing killed 50 million and sickened 250 million (roughly extrapolating from chernobyl) and if we can go by Busby's ballpark of Fukushima (I would trust him more than the creatives here for example) then we can see that somewhere less than 100 million will die in the next generation, and perhaps only 2 to 5 million. That still leaves 7 billion 25 million to be disposed of. At the current rate, all the animals will be gone long before the humans are culled, and by then they wont need culling, because humans cant survive on a dead planet. No, if they are going to make a meaningful reduction in population within the lifetime of a young elitist, or his children, they will have to ramp up the effort, and leave some animals for that good eatin'.

        • ISHI ISHI

          It has happened in the past atomic lands in Mohenjodaro ( Mound of the Dead Men) Pakistan, Harappa, Rajasthan…..

          http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ancientatomicwar/esp_ancient_atomic_12.htm

          They already have the seed ark, generator and transformer units, room to store animals for repopulation, replicator units, medications that could make our earth a paradise, but their saving them for themselves. Sneeky little ratcorp beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.

          They are well aware of universal changes and cycles of the planet. Down they go, we all die, they come up; UTOPIA. Just like the developed aids creation designed to exterminate homosexuals and patented in USA, Zeka, Ebola all USA patents.

          They have the answers……..

      • StPaulScout StPaulScout

        ISHI – "They have technologies ALREADY to clean up their mess." This is simply not true. And leaking poison all over the earth is stupid for 'population cleansing' what, you think 'they' have a magic pill 'they' can take so 'they' are immune to the effects? "They" are just as fucked as everyone else…..

  • Nick

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/fukushima-plants-new-ice-wall-not-watertight

    Lest we forget, TEPCOn is still trying to cool the awol reactor cores with water.

    Fools no know bounds.

  • dunkilo

    Do you feel it?

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    The area that the fukushima reactors are built on has, just a guess here, probably never gone 200 years without having several earth quakes plenty strong enough to destroy frozen ground. The ground there just dropped 15 feet straight down. That would smash the shit out of the big ice cube. Just my guess.

    • hbjon hbjon

      You know civilization is in deep trouble when the people in "the know" tell us to look up in space, look at a huge frozen wall, or look at our American Superhero Olympian Jenner. One doesn't know weather to laugh or to cry.

  • dunkilo

    My friend linda,is in the hospital…thank God not the VA hospital.She fell in the tub and was stuck for over 13 hrs.They found something in her lady parts…More cancer?Another MRI coming soon,or should i say another dose coming soon.:(

  • GOM GOM

    Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

    Russian experts will begin in early 2016 construction of a demo water treatment plant to decontaminate dangerous radioactive isotopes in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, Atomproekt, the company in charge of the project said Wednesday.

    http://m.sputniknews.com/science/20150128/1017474749.html

  • GOM GOM

    Will Russia and China Dominate Ocean Nuclear Technology?

    Since the early 2000s, the Russian Federation has been working on the deployment of centrally mass produced floating nuclear power plants. With operating lifespans of 40 years, these floating nuclear barges are to be designed to produce 70 MW of electricity or 300 MW. While these floating nuclear power plants are initially designed to be used in the Russian Arctic regions, Rosatom, the State Atomic Energy Corporation, has reported that nations such as: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Algeria, Namibia, Argentina, and Cape Verde have shown interest in such floating reactors.

    Massive Reality Check…

    http://newpapyrusmagazine.blogspot.com/2016/02/will-russia-and-china-dominate-ocean.html?m=1

    • I wrote an article in 2009 on floating Nuclear power plants, so it is not a new idea it has been in the works for some time.

      Here is an extract.

      If we have a water shortage now, where is all that extra water going to come from for cooling the new nuclear power stations?

      Their solution would be to float the power stations on the ocean. (No shortage of water for cooling!) Then use the energy, normally wasted cooling power stations, to power desalination plants.

      Governments worldwide have have already started to build the infrastructure for floating nuclear power stations combined with desalination plants! Look it up on the Internet, there is tons of info on, "floating nuclear power stations and desalination".

      This type of technology is already available and has a proven tract record over decades in nuclear ice breakers and warships. It is very easy to park floating nuclear power plant in the ocean and attach it to a desalination plant. You very quickly solve a number of problems.

      1.No water shortage for cooling nuclear power plants parked on the ocean.

      2.Power stations right next to where the power is needed for most major cities.

      3.You make use of that wasted energy for cooling the nuclear reactor, to generate lots of fresh water.

      4.This value adds your electricity production, because you can sell the fresh water for a price.

      Interestingly, the worlds Uranium resources would only last around 25 years if demand for it to power nuclear plants…

  • GOM GOM

    The space-faring nations have ignored the 1979 outer space treaty…

    Mining the Moon for Helium-3..China

    This extraordinary substance is the isotope helium-3, invaluable in ensuring the safety of nuclear power stations on Earth, and providing an all-powerful rocket fuel.

    It is rare on Earth, being blown away by the solar wind. It is found in Troclotite, a metal of magnesium and iron, again rare but plentiful in the Moon’s crust.

    This helium-3 could be extracted by heating the lunar dust to around 1,200 degrees F before bringing it back to the Earth to fuel a new generation of nuclear fusion power plants.

    A fully-loaded spaceship’s cargo base could power a quarter of the world for a year. This means that helium-3 has a potential economic value in the order of about £1 billion a ton, making it the Moon’s most valuable commodity except perhaps for astronomy and promoting tourism.

    How China is sending man back to the Moon to mine safe nuclear power and become the world's energy giant.

    Article/videos..including Jade Rabbit robot landing

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/nightsky/12178122/night-sky-march-2016-china-space-mission.html

    [don't miss this one]

  • GOM GOM

    In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.

    The US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 says that any materials American individuals or companies find on an asteroid or the moon is theirs to keep and do with as they please.

    Christopher Johnson, a lawyer at the Secure World Foundation, which focuses on the long-term sustainable use of outer space, said the law sets the basis for the next century of activity in space.

    'Now it is permissible to interact with space. Exploring and using space's resources has begun,' he said.

    Get ready for an interplanetary GOLD RUSH: Space mining laws set to spark explosion in extraterrestrial extractions

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3350574/New-US-space-mining-law-spark-interplanetary-gold-rush.html
    •••
    •••
    Sooo..the Nuke Cabal is going to whizz us off into space with the first mining attempt..better than a slow rot I guess. Hold on tight.. wheeee

  • from a distance from a distance

    Bernie Sanders is at this moment winning in Indiana, 52-47

  • irhologram

    http://dutchsinse.com/5032016-scientists-say-craton-edge-earthquakes-caused-by-new-upwelling-magma-from-the-asthenosphere/ So….drillers frack a channel, rocks break off, allowing molten material up the new path of least resistance…viola! The whole continent is destabalized…it's a pretty sure bet volcanoes will erupt…there will be more and larger earthquakes…and srill we frack on,

  • from a distance from a distance

    New Japanese theme park with 200 robot employees

    The robots will "cook, bartend, serve and bus tables for visitors"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/huis-ten-bosch-robots-theme-park_us_571f5646e4b0b49df6a8dacd

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/05/radioactive-material-from-fukushima-plant-coming-back-to-japan-in-the-pacific/

    by Mochizuki May 3, 2016

    Prof. Aoyama from Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University reported that the radioactive material discharged from Fukushima plant circulated in the Pacific to come back to Japan offshore.

    He implemented seawater analysis at 71 points from 11. 2015 to 2. 2016. The analysis is partially completed to show radioactive material has spread to the South West offshore of Japan. 2 Bq/m3 of Cs-137 was detected in seawater from South West offshore of Kyushu. 1.83 Bq/m3 was detected even offshore of the west coast of Japan.

    0.38 Bq/m3 of Cs-134 was also measured to prove this is from Fukushima accident.

    It is assumed that the discharged Cs-134/137 travelled to the east in the Northern Pacific. It was carried to the South and West to come back to Japan by taking 2 ~ 3 years.

    He comments it is possible that the density of radioactive material increases from now.

    http://www.asyura2.com/16/genpatu45/msg/611.html

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      "It is assumed that the discharged Cs-134/137 travelled to the east in the Northern Pacific. It was carried to the South and West to come back to Japan by taking 2 ~ 3 years.

      Two to three years..so for the last couple of years ..already contaminated water has gone through the full current cycle,
      AND WILL.
      AND WILL FOREVER.
      What is to not understand about ..accumulative?

  • from a distance from a distance

    "Nuclear Waste Leaking at 'American Fukushima' in Northwest"

    This is a very good article from Newsweek about Hanford.

    The comments on the article are good too.

    http://www.newsweek.com/hanford-nuclear-reservation-radioactive-waste-454808

  • from a distance from a distance

    just great…

    "France's nuclear giant Areva admits to '400 irregularities' in nuclear power plant parts, with 50 still in operation"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/03/frances-nuclear-giant-areva-admits-to-400-irregularities-in-nucl/

    • ISHI ISHI

      Areva is sending France into a depression that makes the last one look like a Disney cartoon dream. Poorly maintained and going broke quick. Even their neighbours dole out potassium iodide pills knowing the state of Areva atomic plants in France.

  • from a distance from a distance

    This is good,,,

    "Chernobyl +30–A Look from the Inside w/ Lucas Hixson via MsMilky"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMZ28g5hYNQ

  • rogerthat

    newsweek:

    http://www.newsweek.com/hanford-nuclear-reservation-radioactive-waste-454808

    NUCLEAR WASTE LEAKING AT ‘AMERICAN FUKUSHIMA’ IN NORTHWEST
    BY ALEXANDER NAZARYAN ON 5/3/16

    … the rush to designate Hanford as a park may have been premature. …

    • GOM GOM

      RT
      Thats a good read.
      ..' the possibility that the material is from tank waste that has escaped from the primary shell of the double-shell tank.” That material likely includes radioactive isotopes like cesium-137 and strontium-90..' dumbasses

  • GOM GOM

    Why has Russia been quietly evacuating a 'Mayak' town..? Dead and dying mutants..

    Muslyumovo..a state of steady decay as shops close and abandoned homes are bulldozed. The evacuations began in 2008, two decades after Russia started to admit disasters past and present stretching from Mayak's earliest days in the late 1940s as the maker of plutonium for the first Soviet atomic bombs.

    Dr. Gulfarida Galimova, a gynecologist and family general practitioner who started work in the village's hospital in 1981. Galimova says she was immediately struck by the exceptional volume of pediatric emergencies involving miscarriages, early and still births, and newborns with malformed limbs and other mutations.

    Still, like others she did not know Mayak —unmarked on any map at the time and still off-limits to the public today — even existed. She recalls 1980s mornings of blissful ignorance washing her hair in the deceptively soft waters of the Techa..

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ba820f02074247fc8486b63b7c87d6cb/russias-nuclear-nightmare-flows-down-radioactive-river

  • dunkilo

    The worlds leaders are just following orders…simple as that.
    Evil wants that death pumps operating at full capacity.
    I was told this would happen,hoping it would take longer than my lifetime to happen.You cant always get what you want…

  • rogerthat

    TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

    Fukushima Looks Worse Today

    Emissions are thicker than yesterday but atmospheric conditions look relatively clear at the Futaba Intersection Cam:

  • rogerthat

    http://www.adelaide.foe.org.au/

    Petition: No New GMOs through to back door
    Robyn Wood May 4, 2016

  • rogerthat

    http://greens.org.au/news/sa/labor-and-liberal-parties-vote-down-motion-support-adnyamathanha-traditional-owners

    LABOR AND LIBERAL PARTIES VOTE DOWN MOTION TO SUPPORT ADNYAMATHANHA TRADITIONAL OWNERS

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    The Australian Greens have slammed the Labor and Liberal parties for teaming up to defeat a motion (below) calling on the Government to acknowledge Adnyamathanha traditional owners' opposition to a radioactive waste dump in the Flinders Ranges and refusing to remove Barndioota as a nominated site for such a facility.

    "The Adnyamathanha traditional owners have long campaigned against nuclear waste being housed on culturally significant land near the beautiful Flinders Ranges. The Labor and Liberal parties have thumbed their noses at these traditional owners who want nothing more than to preserve this land they have occupied for tens of thousands of years, for future generations," Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms said.

    "The Greens will stand with the Adnyamathanha traditional owners to get this land struck from the Government's list of proposed sites. It's time for all opponents of this nuclear waste dump to rally around their support for the traditional owners as they enter this fight for this precious, culturally significant land. …''

  • Jebus Jebus

    Speaking of icewalls. Lets talk ice condenser containments…

    Who knew? Who can make this up?

    Not me. Not Mr. Lochbaum.

    Nuclear Plant Containment Failure: Overpressure (Obviously)

    Fewer than a dozen U.S. PWRs are equipped with ice condenser containments (Fig. 2). Their steel-lined, reinforced concrete structures completely surround the reactor vessel and associated equipment, but also enclose large vaults filled with ice—lots and lots of ice. Should a pipe connected to the reactor vessel break, the fluid discharging into the containment atmosphere will push open doors to the ice vault. The fluid (steam) cools as it flows past the ice and turns back into the water phase. Ice condenser containments are also called pressure suppression containments because the ice functions as an “energy sponge” soaking up energy released into containment during an accident, thereby reducing the pressure inside containment below what it would be otherwise.

    http://allthingsnuclear.org/dlochbaum/nuclear-plant-containment-failure-overpressure

  • rogerthat

    http://newsvideo.su/video/4104098

    Contamination from nuclear facility threatens New Mexico drinking wells

    RT America3 May 2016

    Decades of nuclear bomb making has brought unintended consequences to New Mexico and a small Native American tribe is now fighting water contamination. RT America’s Simone Del Rosario tells us what’s flowing underground that’s sounding-off alarms.

  • razzz razzz

    Fukus' Diary reports Daiichi's radioactive water has finally made the round trip loop and since the leaking is nowhere near contained, it will continued to increase radioactively contaminating the Pacific.

    'Radioactive material from Fukushima plant coming back to Japan in the Pacific'

    "…0.38 Bq/m3 of Cs-134 was also measured to prove this is from Fukushima accident.

    It is assumed that the discharged Cs-134/137 travelled to the east in the Northern Pacific. It was carried to the South and West to come back to Japan by taking 2 ~ 3 years.

    He comments it is possible that the density of radioactive material increases from now."
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2016/05/radioactive-material-from-fukushima-plant-coming-back-to-japan-in-the-pacific/

    To bad about the ice-wall being a bad idea. It was the only hope of containment except maybe followed by an underground concrete wall (which would also create a radioactive swamp). This disaster will now surely be counted in hundreds of years instead of tens of years if the Pacific can survive that long being the final resting place for all this radioactivity. I do remember reading a few years ago the sea floor was littered with dead plankton like a snowfall.

    There is no shortage of water for potential neutron moderation into the future either. Better reactors were built in the middle of a desert so when a meltdown occurs and the water runs out just cap it with concrete and walk away like at Chernobyl.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Massive recall of food processor located 27 mile form Hanford Nuclear waste dump that has multiple stories of leaks in the recent months.

    http://crffrozenfoods.com/recall-press-release/

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    SimplyInfo's article on the ice wall:
    "Last week TEPCO admitted that the frozen wall would not fully contain groundwater flowing through the plant. Original estimates of groundwater flowing through the plant were about 600 tons per day. The frozen wall will allow 50 tons per day to flow through the reactor block area. While this is a significant reduction, it isn’t water tight. This is the first time this has been disclosed to the public."
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=15455

    The Frozen Wall isn't going to divert all of the groundwater? I'm crushed. (Never thought it would work.) 😉

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "The ice wall, built by construction company Kajima Corp., is being turned on in sections for tests, and the entire freezing process will take eight months since it was first switched on in late March. The entire wall requires as much electricity as would power 13,000 Japanese households."

    "But critics say the problem of the groundwater reaching the reactors was a no-brainer that should have been projected."

    "Building a concrete wall into the hill near the plant right after the disaster would have minimized the contaminated water problem considerably, says Shigeaki Tsunoyama, honorary professor and former president of University of Aizu in Fukushima."

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201604280098.html

    ENEnewsers are among the "critics" who insisted that the underground river flowing under the reactor buildings was a gigantic problem that needed urgent action. Here we are, 5 years later, with a frozen wall that will take months to work at all, has gaps that will allow contamination to get out, and which puts lots of plumbing in the way, right where a concrete barrier should have been built. Oh, and the frozen wall uses so much energy that it will need its own nuclear power plant to power it!

    There is no curing stupid. Tepco is stupid. Tepco has "lost" 3 nuclear cores at Fukushima. 257 tonnes of nuclear fuel assemblies have simply vanished from their reactor vessels. Tepco doesn't know where any of the corium is actually located. Poof! 😉

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    Tons of dead fish washed ashore in central Vietnam
    “…Tran Dinh Du, deputy director of agriculture in Quang Binh province stated the signs indicate the fish have been poisoned by unidentified substances. People have been warned not to consume or use the fish to feed the livestock….
    “Vietnam greatly relies on the export income from various seafood, farmed and caught along its long coastlines. During 2015 alone, the country made $6.6bn from seafood export only….”
    http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/04/29/tons-of-dead-fish-washed-ashore-in-central-vietnam/

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Japan Considered All Proposals To Divert Underground River

    "Required technologies for an impermeable wall are for the O.P. +10m mountain side (at the level of reactor buildings) or for the O.P. +35m in addition to the current drastic measures (ice wall etc.).
    "There are many proposals for impermeable walls (continuous type) made of many types of materials, i.e. clay, cement (soil cement), steel, concrete and others with many results achieved in the construction field. Remote controlled equipment for steel type diaphram wall, which generally requires relatively large equipment for instllation, was proposed.
    "In regards to the location for the installation of walls, there are a number of proposals to install them at the foot of the slope or on the slope for the O.P. +10m. On the other hand, in regards to the installation at the O.P. +35m, there were proposals to install the wall in front of or behind the underground bypass, whereas there are proposals to have the wall installed near the site boundary. There is another proposal to surround the bottom of the tank with impermeable walls as a prevention of water leak from the tanks.
    "In regards to the depth of the wall, there are many proposals to install deeply in order to penetrate into the two permeable layers for both of 10m and 35m."

    http://irid.or.jp/cw/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/RFI_Result1118_1_51.pdf

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      And A Frozen Wall Was The BEST Idea They Could Come Up With?

      "In regards to impermeable walls, proposals were mostly about conventional technologies both domestic and overseas with a few innovative ideas. We will select a suitable method in the proposal once the additional wall plan and location are decided.
      "Understanding of the ground water behavior is the most important subject to decide the location of the wall. "Comprehensively examining the relation between planned activities and ongoing countermeasures (ice wall etc.), a decision should be made after clarifying the potential impact and risk of each additional countermeasure.
      "The following points shall be taken into account in the decision process.
      "After installation of the wall, water level at the upstream side of the wall may increase and overflow may occur. "On the other hand, supply of water will be eliminated at the downstream side and it may result in land subsidence and intrusion of seawater.
      "In the case of installation of the impermeable wall in the soil contamination area, construction method should be evaluated and implemented carefully in order to prevent increase of the contaminated area.
      "Monitoring system is required to make immediate actions if performance of the countermeasures is not as the predicted.
      "Proposals of comprehensive countermeasures are from several societies which take neutral positions, and it will be useful to take them into consideration."

      http://irid.or

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