Fires burning near Fukushima plant — Officials ask Japan gov’t to send in troops to help fight blaze — Strong winds hindering firefighters (VIDEO)

Published: April 30th, 2017 at 5:20 pm ET


RT, Apr 30, 2017: Fukushima authorities ask troops to help deal with forest fires near crippled nuclear power plant — Fukushima prefecture has asked the Japanese Self-Defense Forces for help in handling forest fires that have swept areas near the crippled Fukushima power plant, local media report. Strong winds are hindering the firefighting efforts, however. The forest fires broke out near the town of Namie, some seven kilometers from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, on Saturday evening, Japanese NHK broadcaster reported… The prefecture has deployed several helicopters to extinguish the fires, which are believed to have been caused by lightning. According to police, at least 10 hectares of forest have burned in the area… With strong winds stoking the flames, the Fukushima Prefecture has requested help from the Self-Defense Forces, Japan’s de-facto army, on Sunday.

NHK (translated by Google), Apr 30, 2017: Fukushima Namie-cho continued fire fighting activities in forests in difficult-to-return areas — When smoke is rising from Namie-cho, Fukushima Prefecture, which is a difficult-to-return area of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, in the evening of 29th, there was a report to the fire department, the whole day burned all day It continues… Fukushima Prefecture requested the Self Defense Forces for disaster relief… Around 4:30 PM on Friday, Fukushima Prefecture Namie-cho Iyedo had a message saying “smoke is coming up” and a helicopter such as Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture came out early on Monday morning for fire fighting… Prefecture requested the SDF to dispatch disasters at noon on 30th, fire was extinguished with both helicopters, both of which were almost extinguished at 7:30 am on Friday, due to the strong wind again and burning again… the police are investigating the detailed situation looking at as a result of lightning strikes.

Iwate Daily (translated by Google), Apr 30, 2017: Forest fire in the difficult-to- return area, Fukushima prefecture dispatched to GSDF… Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Gunma Prefecture began fire fighting from the sky from morning on the 30th, once suppressed around 7:40 am, but it started burning again with a strong wind.

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Published: April 30th, 2017 at 5:20 pm ET


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89 comments to Fires burning near Fukushima plant — Officials ask Japan gov’t to send in troops to help fight blaze — Strong winds hindering firefighters (VIDEO)

  • Checkmate

    Read this report once and you will really know what is happening and where we stand:

    Good luck to all of us…

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Excellent 🙂

      The IAEA needs to be shut down ASAP!

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      From thee Greenpeace report: …In addition, according to Chernobyl studies radiological contamination appears to have a negative impact on natural decomposers. This leads to significant accumulations litter. In Chernobyl, this build up of litter due to the impact of radiation has been attributed with increasing the frequency and intensity of forest fires. These fire – particularly crown fires – can resuspend radioactive elements, which are currently sequestered in plant material, into the upper atmosphere in particulates small enough to be inhaled and carried long distances.
      While Fukushima has higher levels of precipitation than Chernobyl, and thus fire risks are likely lower, fire hazards still pose the risk of radionuclide resuspension. According to a fire hazard analysis, the prefecture coniferous foothills are at highest risk – though spatial distribution can vary greatly with prevailing conditions. The Fukushima prefectural website states that fires are most likely to occur during the March – May dry season. It also states that 43 wildfires were recorded within the prefecture in 2014, one after another. …
      End quote

      Report is fully loaded. Search "fire" for topic relevance…

    • Radioactive fires burning, burning, burning, with no end in sight.

      Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground At Fukushima Daichi Buildings #1, #3, #5 Reactor Buildings, Rainbow Ion Spouts, Radioactive Iodine In Fukushima/Tokyo Sewage Sludge, Xenon Gas 2011 – 2017 Fukushima Webcams

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Time for more potassium iodide, masks, kelp, selenium, pectin and the rest. Hope the 1%ers heading for their underground shelters don't have a clue what they forget.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    So tragic and sad. 🙁

    When will they wake up and admit that nuclear energy and nuclear weapons don't mix with the real world?

    There will always be fires that are uncontrollable. Its happened more than once by Chernobyl. There were fires in Canada and in the US near or at Hanford Reservation and WIPP. And I'm sure there are fires we never hear about that ignite all the radionuclides in vegetation all over the earth.

    When you try to help people and give them information that could save lives, too many just deny everything and think there is something wrong with you. They can't even recognize truth and help.

    No place to run and no place to hide.

    Good luck everyone.

  • Love and blessings to the troops and firefighters putting their health and lives on the line to stave off an even worse disaster.

    • Aloha Kelly, i wonder if they are even providing fire fighter specific radiation monitoring. Plutonium is hard to detect, the Alpha only flies a few centimeters in air. Blessings and prayers for the fire fighters.

  • Namie is one of the worst areas. There is definitely a re-suspension of radionuclides going on. USA will be hit in about 3 days, Hawaii quicker.

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  • Jebus Jebus

    Sources of plutonium in the atmosphere and stratosphere-troposphere mixing

    Biomass burning

    Other strong candidates of anthropogenic radionuclide variations in the troposphere are forest and grassland fires when huge amounts of particles of submicrometer size are released to the air64. The radionuclides derived from the Chernobyl accident as did global fallout had been contaminated in wide areas of Eurasia9, which could be lifted back to the atmosphere. The wildfire events could be enhanced by specific meteorological conditions, such as temperature inversions and/or rain events at remote places, causing secondary deposition of 137Cs (ref. 65,66). Smoke plumes from biomass fires, could reach several kilometers height, and they can travel distances as long as several thousand of kilometers. They could even penetrate the tropopause, and reach the lower stratosphere67,68.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    There was also a fire at Namie a year ago. Is nuclear involved as a cause of the fire?

    Fire At Namie Nuclear Waste Site
    March 6, 2016

    • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

      From the Greenpeace report: "In addition, according to Chernobyl studies radiological contamination appears to have a negative impact on natural decomposers. This leads to significant accumulations litter. In Chernobyl, this build up of litter due to the impact of radiation has been attributed with increasing the frequency and intensity of forest fires."

  • Byrian419

    The "elite" are probably singing this very song right now "The roof, the roof the roof is on fire we dont need no water let the mother fucker burn, burn mother fucker burn"

    FUKUSHIMA will never be fixed enjoy what we have left of life.

    Jesus returns soon 🙂

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog
    Incredible contamination in Namie, Fukushima

    The evacuation orders of the most populated areas of Namie, Fukushima were lifted on March 31st this year.

    “Fukuichi area environmental radiation monitoring project” has published airborne radiation measurements map and soil surface density map. The results are simply incredible. This is far much worse than in Radiation Control Zone.
    Namie radiation evacuees fear return

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Nuclear: Eternally yours.

  • freebywill

    "which is a difficult-to-return area of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi" [ as opposed to the contaminated beyond use area which is somewhere else but not here, oh wait … ]

    [ zoom in and rollover the Namie locations, the purple dots, highest one is 50,000 nSv/hr but I'm sure if the fire was re-dispersing rad particles they would evacuate the area ]

  • Mack Mack

    Two words you never want to hear in the same sentence: fire nuclear

    >>April 24th Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

    "LANL extinguishes fire at plutonium facility"

    >>April 25th Zheleznogorsk, Siberia

    "Nuclear town on fire, with residents 'choking' from smoke"

    >>March 18th Turkey Point nuclear power plant, Florida

    "Minor electrical fire at Turkey Point injures one"

  • razzz razzz

    Looks like that chopper pilot in the video is fully aware of radioactive fallout in that forest fire smoke. He avoids the smoke plume by flying so high that when he dumps his water it dissipates before it gets near the ground. A totally worthless water drop.

    Around the Chernobyl environs, a few areas look like a forest frozen in time. The radioactive fallout has sterilized everything from bugs to fungi so nothing can decay. That is what some of those Chernobyl reports are trying to tell you but take the long way around in explanations.

    Springtime blossoms, summertime lightning strike fire or any fires, typhoon season rains and runoff, anytime there are strong winds, seashore waves, animals, etc., all help recycle radioactive fallout as the original source continues spewing due to lack of containment.

  • Ty admin…

    Whoa is me :/

    This is a rather dire turning of events for the region…

    Hoping that the government sends adequate resources:/

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Wildfire rages in highly radioactive Fukushima mountain forest
    May 1 2017

    "As of May 1, there were no major changes to radiation levels in the heart of Namie and other areas near the fire scene, according to the Ministry of the Environment.
    "We will continue to closely watch changes in radiation doses in the surrounding areas," said a ministry official."

    Let's see now ..a forest adjacent to city that is in the evacuation zone.
    The forests and evidently the city are highly contaminated.
    Namie itself, too radioactive for more than a brief visit by the evacuees.

    How is a fire NOT going to release the radioactive material??

    Namie: one step forward, a few steps back
    March 11 2017

    No changes in the heart of sensitive of them, of be that considerate. (SARC)

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Look at this city.
      Opened up for relocation?
      Is that appropriate?
      Believe, the numbers on the monitors around which have and are cleaned around.
      Never question soil content ..bioaccumulations.. walk in the forests, eat the mushrooms.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Spend your life wondering if the 'friendly' doses won't affect you or your children.
        Spend your life in FEAR, true fear, or in the delusion that all is well.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Go linger in the camp of the delusional…
          Here's Rod Adams in shock that anti-nuclear is part of the platform of the Climate March.
          Pollutants and it's effects come in all forms and affects the environment in various ways.
          (No one ever mentions VOC's, for instance.)
          Radiation is one of the pollutants.

          Only the blind and DELUSIONAL can't see the changes..

          People's Climate March:Politics Trump Evidence-Based Action Using CO@ Free Nuclear Energy

          We're not that delusional or stupid.

          Yakama Nation Fights for Nuclear Waste Cleanup at Hanford Site
          May 24 2014

          “We [the tribes] tried to get on the list for compensation,” says Jim, who has suffered from throat cancer. “Personally, I am convinced that much of the illnesses, thyroid problems and cancers are from Hanford.” 
          Jim also worries about birth defects in the tribe, as three counties around the reservation have been seeing high rates of anencephaly, a rare and fatal birth defect. “We asked two doctors yesterday [May 15]  about how the tribes are affected.  They said they don’t know yet, and we don’t know yet either.  But we do know that radionuclides can damage our and the salmon’s DNA.”

          THEY KNOW.

        • GOM GOM

          I lost big Maine Coone on April 15th..thyroid cancer..with nodules

          Now, my 4 yr old soulmate Tabby has neck nodules..just 4..yrs..old.

          Air, water & food..we're all as good as dead. The smaller you are, the less time you have.

  • Yourmomma

    It's pretty funny that I come back to this site a year later and find the same people still trawling through fake news, desperate to find some evidence that the Fukushima accident hurt or killed somebody … still unable to do so, still upset about it.

    Really gets to you guys doesn't it, that the 'disaster' didn't actually hurt anybody or have any effects, doesn't it?

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      It's great to point at a situation which the immediate population was already swept away, the evacuees shunted somewhere, the sailors on the USS Reagan silenced, the numbers of the dead and ailing workers hidden.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Next time.. perhaps the majority of the release won't be in the ocean, where the concern is for other biological species.
        Many species, being the 'manna of life' for some cultures.
        Next time, the death and mutation will be more obvious.
        And that evidently, what it takes to 'get it'.
        As if the children of Chernobyl is not enough…

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Hey Yourmomma,your words-"Really gets to you guys doesn't it, that the 'disaster' didn't actually hurt anybody or have any effects, doesn't it?"
      What gets to me, asshole, is that Fukushima DID kill my mother, my wife and my 20 year old nephew. You support and lie about a technology of rape and murder.
      Fuck you…and your momma.

      • Yourmomma

        Hey Danger kitty,

        If members of your family died in the tsunami then I am very sorry for your loss.

        However, you know as well as I do that nobody died from radiation effects from the Fukushima accident.

        People tend to forget that 19,000 people died that day in the tsunami. Even worse, some tend to conflate that disaster with the industrial accident that happened at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

        That conflation is the real tragedy.

        Using swear words at somebody speaking to what is to you an uncomfortable truth is simply not helpful.

        • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

          "According to a 2012 Yomiuri Shimbun survey, 573 deaths have been certified as "disaster-related" by 13 municipalities affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. These municipalities are in the no-entry, emergency evacuation preparation or expanded evacuation zones around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. A disaster-related death certificate is issued when a death is not directly caused by a tragedy, but by "fatigue or the aggravation of a chronic disease due to the disaster".[60]"

          Here's a (admittedly small, selective sample) I wonder what that means.

          • Yourmomma

            Thanks for the reply Farthington.

            Here's a chance to exercise your critical thinking skills, as well as to observe anti-nuclear propaganda in action.

            Those 573 deaths (and there are in fact hundreds more)are the direct result of the evacuation – the almost entirely unnecessary, panicked and poorly-planned evacuation. An evacuation which was caused by fear of radiation, not by radiation itself.

            Fear of radiation and radiation are very different beasts indeed.

            It is fear of radiation – perpetuated in part by sites such as ENE news, which led to those deaths, and the continual discomfort and insecurity of people who are unable or unwilling to return to their homes.

            Fear of radiation which led to tens of thousands of refuges staying for months in cramped stressful conditions, exacerbating pre-existing medical conditions and in many cases leading to premature deaths.

            Fear of radiation which led to dozens of patients being literally abandoned by hospital staff to die terrible inhuman deaths of dehydration.

            Fear of radiation which helps prevent the more widespread usage of the best form of energy-production discovered by humanity.

            Fear of radiation which caused all those deaths, deaths which allow people such as yourself to disingenuously claim the Fukushima accident caused fatalities.

            A critical thinker might conclude that it's the fear we have to address, not the radiation.

            Because, as we both know Fukushima had no radiological impact on health.

            • FaunaLord Farthington MacMananus

              Thanks for that reply, I am impressed at how you convey so much of what pro-nukers fallaciously argue, and again I do have to give you credit for that.

              I don't even need to reply, considering the context, but I mean courtesy is apparently warranted.

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              momma: "A critical thinker might conclude that it's the fear we have to address, not the radiation."

              Then again… A true critical thinker would address both. Both it's ability to sicken, poison, mutate and kill and the emotional harm inherent to the largest man-made disaster to ever impact the planet.

  • Yourmomma

    Better watch out everybody, forest fires in Japan! Oh, I'm so scared, better call the Waaaaahmbulance!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's a fire in the area of interest.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Don't make me have to come in here and talk to you in a calm and rational tone…lol.

  • Checkmate

    Another thing mentioned in the report that was of greater importance besides leaves not decomposing and is causing more of a fire hazard, is the fact that animals eating radioactive food also expels it out somewhat radioactive.

    Thinking about this and the thought of mature spread on fields and then you go to the store to buy healthy no antibodies, free cage chickens fed only a vegetarian diet. What is that vegetarian diet?

    You guessed right. It is cow mature!!! As cows are vegetarians.

  • Sol Man

    The troops would probably like to ask the officials to go and fight the blazes.

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog
    Lack of transfer sites for 610 tons of spent fuel might delay closure plans for seven reactors

    …In the case of Tepco’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 plant, the site of the 2011 triple core meltdown, where to move its 2,130 tons of spent nuclear fuel has also not yet been decided.

    Still, the decommissioning work for the six reactors there will not be affected in any significant way for the time being, as more urgent tasks, such as surveys to locate the melted fuel, have been given higher priority, officials said.

  • I,ll be doing a 1 hr video on this , it starts in 1 hr 20 min or 10:30 am PST on youtube beautifulgirlbydana link is good for replay later . Hugs

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