“Gross containment failure” of Fukushima reactors — Now we are seeing plutonium far from plant

Published: April 25th, 2013 at 4:49 pm ET


Title: Can’t Win? Change the Rules!
Source: Fairewinds Energy Education
Date: April 24, 2013

At 22:30 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer: There was a melt-down and a melt-through of the nuclear reactor vessels, but that wouldn’t be enough unless the containment failed too […]

Now we are seeing heavy isotopes like plutonium out at 20 to 30 kilometers […]

All these are signs of gross containment failure.

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Published: April 25th, 2013 at 4:49 pm ET


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32 comments to “Gross containment failure” of Fukushima reactors — Now we are seeing plutonium far from plant

  • Jay

    … but , but the 'elite' and the Bilderbergs that made billions from the nuclear energy did not allow for that kind of contamination .

    Deals made while under the cocaine influence are a fool's paradise , from dumbing pesticides in foods to Fiat currency and wars , all create the same Mob : the type that want Marie Antoinette's HEAD !

    No , the 'elite' doesn't learn .

  • Nicely said.

    There's probably so many forces at work against the white devils, from Native American prophecies, Caribe Vudu, Afrikan Shamen, Maori, Arab, Cossak, Mongolian Khans, Welsh Magicians & Druids, Mayan, Indo, Islamic Umma, Chinese spells & hacking….

    Nobody likes Fascist Bankers…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    A peak..at the corium…before burning it's way into the ground.
    at :01-:02.
    Posted Sept.5 2012


  • pcjensen

    head for the equator, something special going on there… you know it if you've been watching the wind maps… and, if you watch where UN has been putting its program money, you really know the equator nations have something special going on…

  • and at least we know how to work out the amount of plutonium 241 which isnt talked about to much.. its real danger apart from being 50 times stronger than the other 3 plutonium isotopes is its decay chain.. it turns into real nasty stuff.. A ticking timebomb?

    Fukushima report: Plutonium should be in the leakage! 汚染水問題に関する小出先生のコメント、報道するラジオより。 追加報告:プルトニウムも汚染水に混じっているはず!
    Op Ed by Mia (JANUK)

    …..The last one was plutonium241, which had radiation dose about 50 times as much as the total of the other three(PU238, PU239 & PU240)…..

    ….The underground tanks were meant to store low level of radioactive water after being filtered through ALPS. But they have been using them to store high level of radioactive water (including β (beta) emitting nuclide, Strontium and α (alpha)emitting nuclide, Plutonium)…..


    VIDEO Iraq and USA soldiers – victims of the depleted uranium horror

    while our many soldiers’ DU-related health problems is terrible enough on its own, we’ve also left Iraq covered in radioactive munitions fragments that, by the very virtue of having exploded, are essentially impossible to clean up. ….


    • razzz razzz

      Were you trying to refer to Americium-241 in the Plutonium decay chain? That is what Dr. Caldicott was making a point on.

      "…However, this process is rather slow: half of the original amount of 241Pu decays to 241Am after about 15 years, and the 241Am amount reaches a maximum after 70 years.[26]…"

      That from…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americium

      Means, humans are now adding back Americium into the environment because any present after earth's birth had decayed away due to the earth's age now but thanks to nuclear blasts, nuclear power generation and nuclear lab work, more Americium is created each day until peaking at the end of a 70 year time frame esp. in Europe and Japan.

      • @razzz
        exactly.. a ticking time bomb like all the PbLead 210 that will become polonium 210 eventually an all the other toxins and nuclides created.. the nuclear cabal doesnt think ahead .. a fatal flaw that will leave a future hazard no matter what is done.. a very worrying position but explains this administrations need to up the dose allowances for babies etc.. while japan is aiming for 1 bequerel/kg..


        and the usa will use the tpp to get the radioactive stuff into our processed foods like they have been doing.. in fact kazahkstan mushroom manufacturers are holding thier breaths imo

  • Ancient Voices

    There was plutonium in CA after 3/11: It came down the Sierra Nevadas in melting snow and was found in the foothills soil. This was the source for the LA water supply.

    The cesium can cause terminal heart attacks within two weeks after contamination.

    Will we ever get out from under this? Keep fighting, enenewsers: it's our only hope.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Gross Containment Failure.

    Gross Humanity Failure…

    Japan court rejects demand to evacuate Fukushima children

    The court acknowledged radiation in the city exceeded levels deemed safe prior to the disaster. But it said the government shoulders no responsibility for evacuating the schools as demanded–in effect, telling people to leave on their own if they were worried.


  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    This nuclear plant accident is ruining the planet, for good. What a waste.

  • hbjon hbjon

    It was paradise. The land brought forth everything to our hearts content. A person wasn't consumed by the irrational exuberance of investment schemes, daily doctor visits, pill intake schedules (when to take, milk or no milk with it, with or without food etc.) Thoughts of our deceased children from disease, war, drugs, alcohol and violence. These things do not exist in paradise. Words are not adequate to describe what all this really means right now. Words are too cheap to meter?


      it was never paradise, hbjon. There was a balance within the natural order, which has been obviously disrupted by human activity. Throughout this planet's long history (and others, as well), there's been a vicious struggle for survival. Finding the undigested remnants of a missing child attested to that 'natural' nightmare. Parasites were but more.

      Humans evolved into what they are today, in response to these innumerable horrors. Fear of the uncontrollable eventually morphed into our contemporary religious mindset; ultimately culminating in the distancing of our species from the natural order. Sadly (and this is where I get the meaning of your words), our ability to supersede nature's influence over our lives has now resulted in equally destructive horrors (wars) being perpetrated on our children and hideous diseases like cancer have replaced the lowly threat of biological ailments.

      Fear not good hbjon. We are at the point where mind and body are no longer being put at odds with the other. Though it's dark to those who have the courage to open their eyes, know that we are finally moving towards a promising age. The eternal struggle to exist will now take the form of rational survival. The challenge remains in reconciling our collective insights with millennial hubris. We need to revisit the mystery of forgiveness; for others…and ourselves…

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Perhaps..too much is made of paradise..
        The promise was heaven on earth.
        The Creator didn't fail us.. humans fail the Creator.(or our own creation being..for the non-spiritual)

        PS..I think it's a bit early for foregiveness..contrition comes first…centuries of it.


          agreed Heart. I just want 'others' to know, they'll be forgiven if they're willing to join those of us who want to move forward…

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Fact , it WAS paradise , FACT , human's controlled by capitalistic thinking are CANCER and no , NO forgiveness for those who continued the betrayal/self-betrayal to behind the point off no return for everybody . It does not matter if you use force , lies or deception , or if you cannibalise on people's desperation with ridiculus fairytales…
      We are at the point of massive die-off's , either directly or by collapsing foodchain's , nothing else , combined with some last push of resources and effort in the wrong direction aka cancer spreading.
      Life nowaday's is like being forced to watch the final moments of a narcissist sex addict on his death-bed squeezing one more body exhausting ejaculation out of his sickness.
      When the survival of everything depends on him getting his mind back..no…NO forgiveness… or any other form of lubrication for his current or future selfisch act …
      EVER !

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        First justice, then forgiveness.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Or possible to forgive, with the assurance justice will be served. Forgiveness is purifying and healing for one's soul. Serving justice, forgiving, two separate actions, but both can exist at the same time. One is societal in nature (although it affects the individual), one is more personal in nature.

          • Anthony Anthony

            We must be on a similar wavelength as I wanted to add that Forgiveness is a key to being able to see your innermost personal sacred powers. And you cant get through that personal door without it. If you think about that, you know it is true. If you have tried without it, you know what I am talking about.

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          Not enough empathy kill's , to much empathy paralyses, therefore it kills too when a mindset of selfdefense is needed. Yourself .
          So again , its a matter of where positioning yourself on the yingyang scale .. and timing…

          As long as we are in direct and accumulating danger , as a species endangered by the species…, in the midle of "the war on all life" act as it were ,
          i'ts not my priority to promote forgiveness .

          Not for those who continue to make the choices that worsen our situation and maximize profit/power/ego-cult-sickness .
          It takes away focus to stare evil in the eye and the amount of energy needed to rise your voice above background noise levels… and demand justice…

          That said , when the REAL threat is gone , the things that trigger behaviour and mindset that set us up to extinct is gone,, , then priorities can and
          will shift for all i care…theraphy , education etc should have replaced prison a long time ago anyway's in most cases…forgiveness is not and will not kill me ,
          systemic elitair global injustice and corruption does .
          Forgiveness needs to be earned…
          So , Jacko for example it seems…, can be a candidate to be forgiven… maybe lol

          But right now…in full crisis.. i keep my eyes focussed on the amount of damage certain choices bring to the survival chances of the whole , as a working system that
          provides for life. Our life , my life , All life .

          And i refuse to be a lubricant to a proces that kills me/us/it ,…

  • CB CB

    The fat lady's singing….

  • ftlt

    Every time the wind blows… It moves out…

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Better explanation of what's in the black dust, that is.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Plutonium is an alpha emitter, and a beta emitter later in its isotopic decay chain. (See article.)


          "Alpha decay, the release of a high-energy helium nucleus, is the most common form of radioactive decay for plutonium….

          The isotopes of plutonium range in mass number from 228 to 247. The primary decay modes of isotopes with mass numbers lower than the most stable isotope, plutonium-244, are spontaneous fission and α emission, mostly forming uranium (92 protons) and neptunium (93 protons) isotopes as decay products (neglecting the wide range of daughter nuclei created by fission processes). The primary decay mode for isotopes with mass numbers higher than plutonium-244 is β emission, mostly forming americium (95 protons) isotopes as decay products. Plutonium-241 is the parent isotope of the neptunium decay series, decaying to americium-241 via β or electron emission."

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            And this,


            Former JNES inspector: Nuclear explosion at Fukushima No. 3 had “black smoke” and “mushroom cloud” — “Hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)


            « Newly released NRC email reveals radioactive technetium was detected outside Fukushima plant — Over 240 km from meltdowns — One of three principle radionuclides identified Was a portion of Reactor No. 4 cut off? — Report: “Appears to be a planned action” (PHOTOS) »
            Former JNES inspector: Nuclear explosion at Fukushima No. 3 had “black smoke” and “mushroom cloud” — “Hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

            Published: December 14th, 2011 at 6:00 am ET
            By ENENews
            Email Article

            Japan nuclear expert Setsuo Fujiwara’s interview with SPA magazine, published Dec. 13, 2011, translation via EX-SKF (best-effort translation without detailed technical knowledge of nuclear physics, subject to revision):

            Setsuo Fujiwara, Nuclear plant inspector who worked at Japan’s Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES)

            “The explosion in Reactor 3 at Fukushima I Nuke Plant on March 14 was nuclear!”
            “There was a flicker of fire”
            “Then a vertical, black smoke up the reactor building”
            “A hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke”
            “The mushroom cloud — It…

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              From same article above:

              « Newly released NRC email reveals radioactive technetium was detected outside Fukushima plant — Over 240 km from meltdowns — One of three principle radionuclides identified Was a portion of Reactor No. 4 cut off? — Report: “Appears to be a planned action” (PHOTOS) »
              Former JNES inspector: Nuclear explosion at Fukushima No. 3 had “black smoke” and “mushroom cloud” — “Hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

              August NRC meeting

              Mr. Grove on p. 61 of the transcript, “Most of the deposition that has reported to date, appears to have come from inside the reactors.”

              Mr. Hallahan on p. 63, “Ascribing these dispersed radioactive materials in various forms on site, you know, it is most likely they were from the reactor cores rather from the spent fuel pool.”

              New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide, Fairewinds, August 21, 2011:

              […] In a new revelation, the NRC claims that the plutonium found more than 1 mile offsite actually came from inside the nuclear reactors. If such a statement were true, it indicates that the nuclear power plant containments failed and were breached with debris landing far from the power plants themselves. […]

  • Plutonium from Fukushima has descended on San Francisco.
    Pissin' On The Roses
    9 May 2012
    Live in San Francisco? You Inhaled 75 MILLION Plutonium Atoms In Just 4 days!

    In order to make the EPA's Plutonium 239 detection from March 15 – March 18, 2011 understandable in terms people could visualize, we calculated the distributed average number of Pu-239 atoms inhaled by EVERY single person in the Bay area during that time period. We also discuss the other radioactive elements detected, and how the EPA's detection of Iodine-133 is especially troubling.

    For more go to http://www.aesopinstitute.org and scroll down to page 20.