US Gov’t Contractor: Fukushima so fragile it can turn globally catastrophic at any moment — Concern about impact to West Coast from another meltdown — Danger of something “far worse” than initial event — “Substantial risk to stability of Asia-Pacific” — National Lab: Fukushima already a global disaster (VIDEO)

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Banyan Analytics, an institute that assists the U.S. Government in developing strong emergency preparedness and response systems in the Asia-Pacific; Founded by ANSER, a security and defense analysis group that works with the U.S. government and miltary, Nov. 14, 2013 (emphasis added):

Few issues on the Asia-Pacific security horizon are more worrying and potentially more destabilizing to the region than the decommissioning and cleanup of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant… the situation is dangerous enough that a single mistake could potentially lead to a radiological disaster far worse than the initial disaster… That there has not yet been a major disruption in Fukushima that could cause another meltdown and potentially affect the lives of millions in the Asia-Pacific and on the western coast of the United States is an incredible relief to all. But, as some scientists have asserted, the situation in Fukushima is so fragile that a number of things could go wrong at any moment to make the currently risky situation turn globally catastrophic. An earthquake or severe storm… could cause damage… leading to the massive radiological contamination of the Pacific region, which would endanger the lives of millions of people and force mass evacuations… In the context of regional security, it is important to acknowledge that the situation in Fukushima poses a substantial risk to the stability of the Asia-Pacific. If an incident occurred during the decommissioning of… the nuclear facility, it would impact systems such as the social and political stability of Japan as well as countries in the region; food security; public health; trade and commerce; the global environment; and regional politics. Governments in the Asia-Pacific would do well to anticipate a variety of emergency scenarios that could unfold during the upcoming and most fragile phases of decommissioning.

Sandia National Laboratories, Nov. 21, 2013: Cleaning Contaminated Water at Fukushima — “As the tragedy unfolded, a unique partnership came together to help solve the problems related to this global disaster.”

Watch Sandia’s video here

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  • razzz razzz

    'Judge Rules Administrative Court System Illegal After 81 Years'

    "…Furthermore, Administrative Law Courts cannot sentence you to prison, but they can fine you into bankruptcy. So the lack of a criminal prosecution meant the judges did not have to be lawyers. They could be anyone’s brother-in-law looking for a job where he just rules in favor of the agency not to be bothered with law. Unless the victim has a pile of money, there is no real chance that he or she can afford to defend themselves. This is why the agencies cut deals with the big houses and prosecute the small upstarts who lack the funds to defend themselves.

    In a 45-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May in Atlanta issued an injunction halting Administrative Law proceedings against Charles Hill, a businessman who the SEC accused of reaping an illegal $744,000 profit trading in Radian Systems stock. This is typical. The legal fees involved will exceed the amount of money he is alleged to have made, the typical result is to just pay the fine and they go away, it is cheaper.

    The judge ruled that the SEC agency violated the Appointments Clause of the Constitution by subjecting Hill to proceedings before an Administrative Law judge, who isn’t directly accountable to the president, officials in charge of the SEC, or the courts under Article III. The ruling is 81 years overdue…"
    http://armstrongeconomics.com/

  • Get your daily dose of happy.. from Japan

    https://youtu.be/gNP8N5h1z1o?t=2m8s

    Radiation soaked perhaps, but still happy!

  • Jebus Jebus

    😐

    There's something wrong with the world today.
    The light bulb's getting dim.
    There's meltdown in the sky.

    Drilling and Nuclear Power in the Arctic

    by Robert Hunziker / June 9th, 2015

    Thanks to excessive levels (400 ppm) of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from burning fossil fuels and the resultant global warming (2014 the hottest on record) and consequent Arctic ice meltdown (September minimal ice mass of 20,000 km³ down to 7,000 km³ over four decades), oil and gas companies gain access to drilling the world’s second-to-last fossil fuel frontier. The ironies are mind-blowing, like a trip on acid!

    What if there is a mistake?

    Meaning, a mistake with the oil drilling, forget about the floating nuclear power plant(s), that’s too much to calculate, too much to contemplate.

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/drilling-and-nuclear-power-in-the-arctic/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nqcL0mjMjw

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      And all this death and destruction speeding up..instead of going renewables..is because the profit's of renewables can be de-centralised.. and the whole society is shaped and controlled by a few..war's are chosen in backroom's..only made possible by insane centralisation of wealth and power..

  • demise demise

    This is Tepco we are talking about. This 'company' ran out of common sense when greed and corruption filled their veins. The only reason they are still in 'control' of the situation is everyone else already knows it's a lost cause and a money draining situation.

    Nobody has money to burn anymore. We are living on barrowed time on the brink of collapse. Great timing. The collapse of the Pacific ecosystem and the world's economy couldn't be more perfectly timed.

  • ftlt

    The TPP is not going to help either.

    Watch new nukes start springing up like mushrooms from a cow patty after rain – after the TPP is finally put into law.

    The TPP is EVIL.

    "FREE-TRADE" IS NOT FREE – IT IS ALL ABOUT GLOBAL SLAVERY.

  • nirakenna

    In the wake of Fukushima, and the potential ongoing and future “mishaps” and disasters from all nuke plants, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your family. Radiation Protective Foods: How To Shield Yourself From Low-Level Radiation by Sara Shannon is the only book I have found on this topic with definitive information on foods and supplements. I found a link on nuclearreader.info or you can google it, but make sure to get the 2014 edition.

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      nira – Read away but, Fukushima has already poisoned the air, water and land. No food is really all that safe anymore. Radiation can and will be found in all of it. Especially since Fukushima continues to fission and poison the world.

    • Health can only be found in one source. No amount of hope will ever protect you from the works of man. Your only hope is to be worthy of the good lord's grace and protection. Man does not know shit about health. I would look to the source before it's too late. Follow the rules and be healthy is the ONLY way. God wants to cleanse your food and purify your waters… IF you just follow the book and learn the path home. Anyone not see the extreme stampede to the dark side all about yourself? One has to choose to cast out the devils works from ones life. That work is hard for a very good reason folks.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    AIR, WATER, AND LAND . .

    And spewing non-stop 24/7.

  • Pssst; Hey, gov't-guy, it's already a global catastrophe.
    Yeesh.

  • FXofTruth

    The lowest and most foolish amongst us, are in charge.

    We are NOT God's "finest" creation rather, we are God's "funniest" creation. To believe for one second that we are God's finest is to disrespect God's abilities to be a perfect being. He intentionally created us NOT in his image but, rather in Satan's image and mindset, in order to prove to Satan what he has become ruler over on Earth…a ship of fools!

    God created Mankind to demonstrate "how low a life form" is willing to go to become a totally failure. We are all part of the problem, we all are to blame for this mess. We cannot handle the power and responsibility that comes with having "Free Will". Only a fool would believe that doing wrong is really going to turn out "right". Nuclear Power will always be the wrong thing to do. There is never anything "right" about dealing with it.

    So sit back and relax, we get to watch how the arrogant and self-serving specie called Mankind, will demonstrate the BEST WAY to self-destruct properly and completely!

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      You're so negative! All mankind needs to do is lose a little weight, and stop smoking. We're luck! An ELE is coming. See how smart they planned it all are here in Upisdownblackiswhiteistan?

  • Gelt

    Uhhh, hello… all you people here on
    planet Earth. It's already way too late.

    Now we'll just go out like all the other
    extinct species. Except in this instance
    we're the creators of our own demise.

    No super-volcanoes or giant asteroids
    necessary this time around.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      On the bright side, at that point nuclear power will finally have all the supporters it deserves. Too there will be no immediate threat to public health. Even a dead watch is right twice daily.

      Believe that happiness is the truth…cause we're haaapppy

    • We Not They Finally

      the biggest problem is that there is no way out.Time is totally against any way out.All for not.

  • razzz razzz

    Maybe you thought things couldn't get any worse from Daiichi fallout. Was it a mistake to fill in the tunnels? Could have been used as settlement basins to be pumped out and filtered every once in awhile. Disturbing any area around the melts and blown out building isn't such a good idea.

    With such a early heavy dose of radioactive fallout, thyroid cases/problems will begin in earnest after 5 years with solid cancers developing. Hard to say what the most general medical malaise from radiation poisoning will develop into. Leukemia maybe?

    A no win situation. Just how much strontium-90 is available for release? I bet the reported numbers by TEPCO are low and partially diluted already. The entire situation is insanity.

    '1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected in seawater of Fukushima plant port / Highest in recorded history'

    "On 6/19/2015, Tepco announced they measured 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 at two locations in Fukushima plant port.

    This is the highest reading in recorded history. The sample is the port seawater. Sampling date was 5/4/2015.

    The location was near the water intake of Reactor 3 and 4, and also the screen of Reactor 4.

    The previous highest readings were lower than 700,000 Bq/m3.

    Tepco has not made any announcement on this rapid increase."
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/06/1000000-bqm3-of-sr-90-detected-in-seawater-of-fukushima-plant-port-highest-in-recorded-history/

  • Sol Man

    The meek shall inherit s dead earth.
    The black orb spins round the sun
    nothing grows
    and pools of poison cover it.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Solar storm yesterday was very unusual.
    See all the wierd stats in this video.
    http://www.suspicious0bservers.org

    There was another CME that will hit Earth on Thursday.
    Usually, the Earth-facing side of the Sun has been pretty quiet.
    Just now, not so much.
    Just pretty.
    Sorry, OT. 😉

  • hbjon hbjon

    Containment to the best of their ability and dilution are the best solutions one can hope for. Perhaps the reality is even worse than the most dire predictions made. If throwing money at the problem and hiring appointed experts fails, uncharted territory is reached and the analytical mind reaches for wild variables.

    If the wreckage at the Complex is so fragile, and it is agreed by everyone that this is in fact the case, the violent shaking of the ground would most definitely cause an increase in trouble while exacerbating the situation.

    I don't know about globally. Perhaps only half the globe and most of that on the north side, will suffer the catastrophic effects of radiological toxicity. That is bad news for me as I currently reside on the North side of the globe 🙁

  • We Not They Finally

    which is worse?Buckballs or the Collider ???Huamity as our leaders are it seems hell bent to destroy this hopeless planet….As the Stones sang Time time time is definitely not on our side….

  • The modern mad self destructive luddites.

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