“Hemisphere facing generations of radiologic contamination” from Fukushima — TV: It’s a major humanitarian crisis — NYT: “Nobody really knows” if 100s of tons of plutonium & uranium fuel resolidified — Experts: It’s certain reactor cores ‘moved around’; “Flowed to different part of buildings”? (VIDEO)

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Al Jazeera, June 17, 2014: Fukushima ‘ice wall’ looking more like a dirt Slurpee […] Skeptics of the plan to build a massive ice wall […] didn’t have to wait particularly long for their first “I told you so.” […] “We have yet to form the ice stopper because we can’t make the temperature low enough to freeze water,” a TEPCO spokesman said. […] What if freezing causes the ground to sink? What if the ice and the ensuing expansion and contraction interrupts or further damages drainage in the reactor buildings? […] TEPCO’s experiment around the margins does nothing to address the hot mess at the core (as it were) of the crisis, and is cold comfort to those people still displaced or a country and hemisphere facing generations of radiologic contamination.

Christopher Morris, Muon Radiography Program Leader, June 16, 2014: “It’s certain that the reactor cores melted and the material moved around. By using muons going through the cores, we can make a radiograph of the uranium material and find out how much is left inside the pressure vessel, how much has leaked out of the pressure vessel.”

Duncan McBranch, Los Alamos Lab’s Chief Technology Officer, June 18, 2014: “The material itself may have melted and flowed to a different part of the building. Invasive techniques such as video endoscopy or introduction of robots run the risk of releasing radiation.”

New York Times, June 17, 2014: […] there are three wrecked reactor cores, twisted masses of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive uranium, plutonium, cesium and strontium. […] most of the material in the plant’s reactors resolidified, in difficult shapes and in confined spaces, wrapped around and through the structural parts of the reactors and the buildings. […] that is what the engineers think. Nobody really knows, because nobody has yet examined […] “nobody knows what happened inside,” [McBranch] said. “Nobody wants to go in to find out.” […] concrete, steel and water will all be distinguishable from uranium, plutonium and other very heavy materials. […] Testing will begin later this year, officials say, and final images will be produced next year.

KRQE, June 18, 2014: LANL technology to examine Fukushima damage […] “This is a major humanitarian crisis,” said Matt Durham, a post-doctoral researcher at Los Alamos […] “They are much too radioactive to go in and look at things,” said Christopher Morris, the lead researcher on the project. […] LANL hopes the detectors will be used in about a year. >> Full broadcast here

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  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    Damn LANL. You had me until 'perhaps get the nuclear industry started back up in Japan', goddamn bastards!!

  • I don't get to say this very often, but I'll give myself one little moment of weakness: I'm proud to be a kiwi! (but less proud to be one living just north of Hanford).

    Now that I've recovered from proud-i-ness:

    Key emphasises NZ's anti-nuclear stance
    TRACY WATKINS IN WASHINGTON DC
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10180275/Key-emphasises-NZs-anti-nuclear-stance

    "Prime Minister John Key has brushed off a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry at the New Zealand Embassy lauding nuclear energy and praising the safety of America's nuclear powered warships.

    The reference in his speech at a gathering of Pacific leaders in Washington yesterday evening raised eyebrows given the three decade old rift over New Zealand's anti nuclear legislation, which has only recently been heeled.

    But Key, who followed Kerry as an official speaker, said today he did not read anything into the speech and it made no difference to New Zealand.

    "We have anti nuclear legislation and New Zealanders wear it as a badge of honour. There ain't any time in the future of [New Zealand] that we're ever going to nuclear power, nuclear weapons … or nuclear anything; it's just not happening."

    New Zealand was mostly run on renewable energy anyway and being in a seismic zone meant nuclear power was "never going to be an option"."

    You listening Obama? Or, are you still MAD and NUTS?

    MAD = Mutually Assured Destruction
    NUTS = Nuclear Utilization Target…

    • Oops, my comment should probably be under General Discussion, but I noted the word "hemisphere" and wished to draw attention to the fact that there is another hemisphere where people are not so insane:

      NUTS = Nuclear Utilization Target Selection
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_utilization_target_selection

      MAD = Mutual[ly Assured Destruction]
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_assured_destruction

    • PaciFistic PaciFistic

      ……Pu239….that's wonderful to know, that New Zealand is Non-Nuclear!

      Do you think PM John Key really didn't read anything into Kerry's speech?

      There are other nations which are non-nuclear. And are they not concerned about Fukushima disinformation/non-information? Could they not bring up this issue in the UN so that our public can have this news at the mainstream level? I suppose news is coming out slowly However, a trickling flow is not the way to get concerted international action on fixing Fukushima, IMO.

    • We Not They Finally

      Double-shame and triple-shame on John Kerry. He was military himself and he CONDONES what happened on the USS Ronald Reagan? Nuclear is all under control? The military is all just hunky-dory with nuclear?

      He's a shill and a fraud. He never should have done the mock run for President, and he never should have been appointed Secretary of State. But then again, Obama never should have run for President. It's shills and lackeys all around. And this is a Democrat speaking. At least I always was. I cannot even bear to look anymore.

      • We Not They Finally

        These people should all take their Skull n Bones cr-p and not even run for the HUMAN race. I used to think that maybe Kerry was just tone-deaf. But now, buddy, you've got to choose: Good or evil. That's the choice. Figure it out and pick one.

        • PaciFistic PaciFistic

          …..We Not They Finally…..2013 was especially bad, so I know how you feel, how a lot of Democrat supporters are feeling now…like you, "…cannot even bear to look anymore."

          A few hours ago, read a writeup on a Chris Hedges interview of Noam Chomsky—-the writer said:

          "…we are at the tail end of a binge, accelerated by the Industrial Revolution, that is about to drive us over a cliff environmentally and economically. A looming breakdown, in Chomsky’s eyes, offers us opportunity as well as danger. He has warned repeatedly that if we are to adapt and survive we must overthrow the corporate power elite through mass movements and return power to autonomous collectives that are focused on sustaining communities rather than exploiting them. Appealing to the established institutions and mechanisms of power will not work."

          Systems and structures are going to breakdown for sure, one way or another, either naturally or through their up-ending/overthrow.

          Hopefully those who manage to escape the "near extinction" that seems to be coming as a result of extreme climate change and other factors will be able to carry on with their newly established decentralized grassroots setups.

          • scottyji scottyji

            Yes…great interview by Hedges.

            The best way ti overthrow the "corporate power elite" is to stop buying stuff we don't need.

            Advertising/propaganda works. Consumer society zombies don't realize that they "vote" daily for the kind of world they live in by the dollars they spend and where/how they spend them.

            "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."
            -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

            http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/stanislawj162806.html

            • scottyji scottyji

              "The best way TO overthrow…"

              • PaciFistic PaciFistic

                …..one way is to not drive on 4 wheels so much, cut 'er down to half, or less….find more to do at home….improve, elevate your mind…….think interesting thoughts. Learn to become one with the moment. One with a snowflake!

                Mind you, if you're (still) preparing for collapse, there's a little outlay of essentials. Then save up, as you might need to make a final withdrawal; and make sure you can do that; divide it up between accounts; use credit unions (you might need it before it becomes worthless). And there's that geiger counter!

  • Dick Shenary

    The immediate problem with quickly decommissioning all NPPS is that we would all be living on a lower electrical use level. Our entire generation of electronics is based upon wasting energy. Just about every plug-in device consumes energy weather in use or shut off. That little red LED that tells you your stereo is plugged in consumes a small amount of power 24/7. Add up all the parasitic energy consumption in a single household and the amount becomes significant. People leave lights on in empty rooms or televisions and computers are on 24/7. It is almost as if the power providers encouraged the appliance manufacturers to consume as much power as possible. Clearly to get rid of all NPPs and coal fired power plants, we are going to have to change how we use our power and at this point, millions of consumers will fight this concept to the death and that is exactly what is happening.

  • Sol Man

    A few moments to enjoy Ahmad Jamal, The Last Day (1987.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UvA7ke6BN0

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    NOOO, ya think. Watch this vid and tell me if the equipment pool melted out and down the side of building #4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9YsvMq1yNM. Very compelling evidence if you ask me. By the way Good morning to all.

    • Nope, your eyes are LYING to you.. didn't your momma teach you nothing? Never believe anything other than the goverment officials and the nuclear industry, no matter what. (sarc)

      Your eyes are spreading rumors and being fear mongers, which is illegal by Japanese law..

    • cooterboy

      Just plain jaw dropping Phil, thanks. This confirms a lot of speculation and the validation of the posters who brought up the equipment theory, that it was loaded with hot fuel assemblies, here on ENE.

      Peace,

      • Don't believe your eyes….

        Believe TEPCO. You are now very, very sleepy…

        TEPCO says;

        Nothing melted out, blew up, and no plutonium was released.

        Uh huh, uh, huh, go TEPCO, go, you can do it, yes you can. Go TEPCO, go TEPCO, you can do it, yes you can..

        Cover up, lie and deceive,

        Most people will believe

        Now repeat after TEPCO,

        Nothing melted out, blew up, and no plutonium was released.

        • cooterboy

          I remember a post from a serious thinker and good researcher who posts often and posted something in response to someone and I can't remember what it was Sadie said; I remember now "go kick rocks", that's it.

          Peace,

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We are all screwed…shut all these Nuclear people down now, since they have no clue what they are doing!

    • We Not They Finally

      This needs to be MORE than reported. It's sinister. It's attempting to lure people onto illegal paths to discredit the website. Admin needs to halt this NOW without a whisper of a second chance for that person who knows exactly what they are doing.

      It's SINISTER. Needs to go post haste.

      • SadieDog

        Calm down please. NO website can stop a spammer if they sign up under a new name. Please note the time of the first and last post by said asshole. It was handled in a timely fashion. Thank you. Rock on!

  • Dick Shenary

    Mamabride2 – Save these documents for our elected officials who will need them – should the citizens ever wake up.

  • SadieDog

    Maybe wait a few before worrying about the ads. See of it continues? Its been REPORTED probably 100 x by now. We were truckin'. Back on the gas. 🙂

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      simple process, which helps admin quickly locate and delete the offending post. Hit the "Report comment" link, then enter "SPAM" into the comment field. Upon return, hit the "Reply" link and enter "REPORTED" into the comment window. If there's more than one offensive post within the same forum, you have to add a few periods to spoof the server into ignoring repeated comments.

      Important that all members refrain from drawing attention to the offending post. If you see one of these offending comments that's not been reported yet, you are invited to report it as SPAM and tag it as having been reported.

      Have to say before going back on the side, I'm impressed by everyones restraint and how they've not been suckered-into responding to these offending posts. You guys are awesome…

  • SadieDog

    To me this says we are right, here at enenews. Sadly.
    NIH,National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases soliciting for Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program…
    http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/radnuc/Pages/default.aspx

  • weeman

    We all got a dose of the clap, sorry crap

  • Based on world projected reports water will soon enuf be in desperate supply….where will they get water for the NPP's?
    Sure, sea, lakes, rivers..except for oceans none of the others will be useful…and desalination is very expensive.
    This water shortage is very soon.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      actually, Wynd, it's the type of water used for drinking and irrigation that's already diminished in quality. They'll never be an actual shortage of water, perse, but there is a lack of quality water. They're discussing everything, from desalination to recycling of sewage water back into the drinking supply. Some facilities are already doing thing…

      • We Not They Finally

        Exactly. And fracking is destroying whole aquifers, as, apparently, is the WIPP disaster with the Ogalala aquifer in southern New Mexico and Texas. Not to even mention the huge bodies of water contaminated by tritium from NPP's.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Every single creature on this planet, lives a life of survival.

    Except mankind.

    We are the only creature that remembers, but ignores the past,
    selfishly squanders the day, while knowingly destroying the future, for others.

    We are the only creature that understands cause and effect.

    We are the only creature with vivid forethought.

    We are so unique and wonderful individually.

    Collectively, we are a bunch of fucking idiots…

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      curious, Jebus, where you'd come out on the controlled extinction of humans? Regardless the mechanism (self inflicted or otherwise), should they be eliminated as a species? Or, is it a non-issue, if they continue doing what they do…

      • Jebus Jebus

        It's called a conundrum…

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          apparently one for you, Jebus, but not for the lifeforms who've been decimated by the human species. If I were to be honest with myself, I'd have no problem in addressing the question head on.

          I understand your reticence in going along with the controlled extinction of any species, let alone ones own. But if you (and yours) were somehow protected from your own judgment, would you vote for the removal of humans from the continuum?

          I've been doing a study on this subject (along with others) for the past few decades. I don't color peoples thoughts by revealing the results of the inquiry. I allow them the space to weigh what they know against what they'd stand to lose. But your thoughts prompted my asking the question…

          • Jebus Jebus

            You erroneously assume that you know best.

            No one has been given the power to decide another living creatures fate.

            Many humans assume that power in thier hubris…

            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              call it, Jebus, an exercise in thought. It was triggered by your closing thought that, "Collectively, we are a bunch of fucking idiots…" I assumed you were talking about humans, correct? If so, any species that "…selfishly squanders the day, while knowingly destroying the future, for others." merits close review. Assuming you're correct, would you kindly humor me and answer my question? Like I said, it's an exercise in thought and helps put things in perspective. There is no correct answer…

              • Jebus Jebus

                "There is no correct answer…"

                Neat, you figured it out.

                I couldn't have answered it any better…

                • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                  surprised by your ambivalence, Jebus…

                  • Jebus Jebus

                    I like to look at life from a mere mortals standpoint…

                    Calling the collective chaos of humans, what it is, in comparison to ALL the other creatures is not passing judgment upon us.

                    It is a condition that has no solution.

                    8 billion. A conundrum.

                    The result will eventually be a physics lesson for those coherent.

                    How old are you?

                    Do you think you, have the answer?

                    It's our individuality that is our downfall.

                    8 billion

                    Collectively, we have a very hard time finding direction.

                    It will be one of this planets great cleansings.

                    You and I will be gone…

                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      actually, Jebus, I won't be gone; almost wish at times I was afforded the luxury of an eternal rest. But that's a whole other can of worms.

                      Right now, I'm interested knowing 9amongst a host of others issues) the thoughts regarding the possibility of humans being removed from the continuum.

                      I don't believe you're being judgmental in your observations. I think you've been honest in your critique. I've also come to respect your insights on many issues; said as much over the years. That's why I pause for your answer.

                      So's not to make this a purely intellectual exercise in thought, allow me to elaborate on my use of the term "continuum". Let's accept that all intelligences are on an evolutionary path, which partially culminates in their ability to eventually become independent of their evolutionary roots and survive in Space. Given humanities record of wanton exploitation of other species, would this penchant for ravaging natural ecosystems result in the potential destruction of other worlds? If we accept this possibility, what of the rights of other evolving intelligences?

                      Now that its been confirmed that there are billions of habitable worlds in the galaxy, alone, would it be wise to allow what could easily be described as a pathological disease to infect more vulnerable worlds? Would other intelligences have the right to preempt humanity from further disrupting the continuum?

                • SadieDog

                  am·biv·a·lent [am-biv-uh-luhnt] Show IPA
                  adjective
                  1.
                  having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action: The whole family was ambivalent about the move to the suburbs. She is regarded as a morally ambivalent character in the play.
                  2.
                  Psychology. of or pertaining to the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.

      • Jebus Jebus

        I see I need a two part answer.

        If 8 billion humans will be on this planet, they will need a massive change of ecological values to survive.

        Or "controlled extinction of humans:, will be about saving a species…

      • Jebus Jebus

        But there is hope…

        Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

        http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/19/yo_becomes_one_million_dollar_app/

      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        Should add, this question's open to anyone else. I'm very interested in what humans think of their collective destiny…

        • Kind of gave up on that, now looking at individual family destiny

          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            that thinking, stock, hints to a catch-22. If we each look to our own survival, we expose all to destruction…

          • PaciFistic PaciFistic

            …..stock…I been saying: "Pockets of Survival"….so comprehend your comments re. 'collective' vs 'individual family destiny.' Many are thinking this way.

            Just responded above to We Not They Finally comment near top of this page…something from a Chomsky interview.

            My feeling…corrupt or outmoded unworkable systems and structures are going to go belly up, naturally or through force, in addition to facing extreme climate change, and other powerful break-up factors. Current ways of life may be unrecognizable in 20 or so years.

            Prepare well!

        • Winterborn

          Thank you for asking AFTERSHOCK. From the first fully conscious moment of realization as a young child it has never been a question of if but only how soon. Even with regard to the inherent beauties and grace found within our humanity, our inevitable self destruction has been apparent. Our inability to collectively lift ourselves above our flaws, with the best and brightest amoung us clearly spelling out these flaws and identifying simple clear paths to follow to grow and change, has shown we cannot be trusted not to spread the self indulgent destruction which is the most defining characteristic of our willfully juvenille species. We have chosen not to grow up as, collectively, we have always chosen not to grow up. I have always wished it were otherwise.

        • I do NOT think Fukushima is THE END, but it certainly has and will change things. The true amount of suffering and damage will not be easily understood or possibly even known for at least 30 years. Generational issues will be even farther down the road of time.

          I believe this planet could easily sustain 100 billion people or more if we just worked as a team and respected the planet and each other.
          (Yes, I'm a dreamer.)

          My theory is that asteroids are one of the cleansing factors in our solar system. Periodically they blast our planet and take a percentage of a life away. The planet then does a 'reboot' of sorts and over thousands and millions of years there is something new.

          However, the next time an asteroid hits, if it's in our lifetime, it will most likely obliterate numerous NPPs located on shorelines. The long lived highly radioactive contamination may be impossible for nature to overcome, even with time.

          Fukushima should be the 'common sense', final wake up call, turning point for all nations to realize this is NOT a way we should be generating electricity.

      • JimLynch JimLynch

        I believe Noah faced the same question–it was inevitable and unstoppable–he could have direguarded the evidence(WORD from GOD), but he believed in the end in his faith. Not sure our Maker could find anyone these days……….much less "ten good men".

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        can I butt in AFTERSHOCK? Where I live there is an amazing animal. It is large, it flies with amazing agility, commands the greatest respect from all creatures large and small. This animal can make the boldest men turn and run if it so chooses. It feeds on nectar and can survive where men would perish, if not for our civilization infrastructure. A beautiful animal, but it has an interesting way to feed its young. It lays an egg in the body of a tarantula. The sting is one of the most painful of any creature. The tarantula is not killed but paralyzed. The larva feeds on the flesh of the living tarantula etc. …OK, big preamble. Now this creature probably has a better chance at inhabiting other worlds. Humans could send it to other planets with far greater ease than sending humans. The animal is, by many benchmarks a neater animal than the big vulnerable land crawler called human. And the best part is that it would present a much smaller risk to other life forms elsewhere in the universe than humans. If you want to inhabit other planets, I vote in favor of the tarantula hawk over the immensely more cunning and dangerous over breeder/consumer/universal killer called human. Perhaps a better idea than sending either animal is to reduce human population, just like the Georgia guide-stones say, honor nature and just ride out our destiny on the little 8k mile diameter rock called earth, along side our gentle sister, the Tarantula Hawk…

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          problem is, CodeShutdown, no one wants to be pushed into the line that's heading towards the smokestack. People have a tendency to go on about mass killings as though they were immune from them.

          We also have an equivalent insect predator that captures cicadas, then drags them down into their lair before stinging them with a paralytic agent. just below the 'dreaming' cicada are waiting babies who upon maturation, eat their way through the cicada. I love insects…

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            One need not kill humans. In theory, one generation of total birth control would reduce the population to an appropriate size. Self decided euthanasia will be welcomed in the difficult days to come. But weve probably sealed our fate, along with so many other animals, and a grand tipping point will come when billions of humans will go belly up. Good times for bacteria and mold!

            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              don't forget the flesh eating flies…

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                Im assuming, AFTERSHOCK, you got it, but hoped it was obvious that my long winded example was meant to illustrate mans unmitigated gall to think any planets inhabitants would want such a stinky lying egocentric mass murderer. I mean, to other Tarantula Hawks, wasps are the beautiful and desirable, where apes are ponderous land crawlers. An octopus rightfully thinks it is the darling of all the creatures. I would spin eternally through space, hand to throat with you, to keep you from bringing this nasty ape and his poisons to other planets.

            • Maybe not so much… radiation seems to affect them too.

  • dunkilo

    Jebus,i agree with you.it comes down to money…gold power,material things .Most mindless TV addicts just want more. brainwashed by constant bombardment of the senses ….

  • just breathe just breathe

    Calififornia is considering de-salinization plants up and down the coast to try to combat the water shortage.
    Can they de-radiate(irradiate) the water in the same process or should we just drink the pure ocean water… to speed along our slow death?

    • I think desal would rid water of 99.9% of even the bad stuff.

      Maybe they know what is coming….

      But desal is insanely expensive. $10 per thousand, minimal. Now its around 1 per thousand, pumping and overhead cost.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It's a great idea and all of it/them need to be powered by green energy only..

  • just breathe just breathe

    "pure ocean water" sarc
    Can they irradiate the water while de-salinating it?

  • tsfw tsfw

    This is fantastic. Nothing you don't already know, but a great video to pass along to people with little understanding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEORgT4mIew

  • those who failed us used the WIPP crisis to protect their pensions, using language including in the funding to supposedly fix the current WIPP problem.

    These pimps are disgusting, they reward their pensions while we all suffer their stupid lying actions. I want a justice on earth, not at the pearly gates.

    WASHINGTON – The pensions of National Nuclear Security Administration workers would get an extra measure of protection under an amendment adopted Wednesday by U.S. House appropriators aiming to reopen the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/417470/news/pension-protection-added-to-wipp-bill.html

  • just breathe just breathe

    Gotta thank those reactor cores for moving around!
    The pink Cesium sunset tonight was spectacular here on the west coast.

    • humptydumpty humptydumpty

      Yeah, I noticed it too. I had observed and photographed sunsets for many years esp during the '90's, but this is obviously visibly very different.

    • PaciFistic PaciFistic

      Tarantino has recorded that Cesium sunset in Django Unchained for possible posterity….goes nicely as a somewhat slightly more elevated shade above the colour of human violence, that of gratuitously shed blood, smeared lightly across a fading horizon, the sunset, that is….with Jamie Foxx and Christoph Schulz riding head on into it.

  • http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/faqs.html#21

    This is a jewel of a page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's site. A person could find dozens of statements here that are perfect fodder to de-bunk simply by providing updates with current facts and inspection reports from any of the NPPs in the USA.

    One of my faves on the NRC FAQ list: "Why doesn't the NRC have up-to-date figures on how much spent fuel is stored at U.S. nuclear plants?
    The NRC and Department of Energy (NNSA) operate the Nuclear Material Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS), a database that tracks Special Nuclear Material (enriched uranium and plutonium). This database does not distinguish between fresh and irradiated material, and the information is withheld from the public for security reasons. That's why figures on spent fuel inventory come from the industry."

    There are many reports on the San Onofry NPP alone that would make your blood curdle about what exactly is excessively stored there and the plant's susceptibility to fires, terrorists and earthquakes. Enviroreporter has an excellent article, http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/10/songs-lethal-legacy (And too bad they don't allow C&Ping excerpts to help us get info spread around easier) "The maximum storage capacity in all U.S. reactors will be exhausted by 2015."

    We need tell the public this!!! Running out of on-site storage is a HUGE issue now that WIPP is not available. 2015 people!!! Say it everywhere, say it…

  • Nick

    Crisis? What crisis? I thought this stuff was, like, over.

    You mean to tell me that parts of Japan are ruined forever?

    Don't tell me that parts of the US got fried as well.

    No…I refuse to believe in being afraid of toxins that are invisible!

    Progress must continue to progressively deteriorate the planet's biosphere!

    What else are humans good for anyway?

    • It is over.. just a bunch of rumors and fear mongers.. There is no crisis. Abe says so.. all radiation was limited to the port and none got out into the ocean due to magic barrier. just restart all of the nukes and we can all live happily ever after, singing Kumbaya.

      (sarc)

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The worldwide silence is deafening.. 🙁

  • Experts: It’s certain reactor cores ‘moved around’; “Flowed to different part of buildings”?
    As long as Fukushima (the Great Nothing) is mostly up North I will be down here in Chile. I invite all of those who know about this Life Web collapse are to come down.

    BTW- I have been all along the Chilean coast and the Star Fish are okay and the trout are plentiful!

    I have been watching this unfold and I have been posting here from the start.
    http://checkthetruth.wordpress.com/

    I made the choice to move SOUTH. I was lucky to discover that Chile is great!
    We offer a Flat Fee Immigration Assistance Package You will get a one year temporary visa within 6 months and permanent residence visa after 18 months.
    http://www.restartchile.com/home.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Very inviting! 🙂

    • thanks
      I am serious though. Immigrating because you are fleeing an ecological disaster is very emotional. We took a ship because we wanted to think about the journey. My grandfather moved to the USA in 1906 by ship so I thought it was appropriate.

      My new country has been so accepting. As we are in the 9 hour line at the immigration office in Santiago it felt as if we were in a great melting pot. People from all over the world are coming to chile and making good lives.
      My friend and I moved to chile. We came down on the ship the Carival Splendor with two little dogs.

  • We also hire people or help them start a business or look for an industry specific job. You must know Spanish to really excel, but things are booming here and property is reasonable.

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    Double post. Sorry. meant to post this link. http://news360.com/article/244701435 More from Fukushima Diary.

  • Those children are just spreading harmful rumors, so say the pro nuclear folks.

    (sarcasm)

    The Negative Health Effects Of Low Dose Radiation On Residents Of Belarus, Dr. Vasily Hectepenko
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-negative-health-effects-of-low-dose.html

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