Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

Published: October 16th, 2014 at 10:18 am ET
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Japan Times, Oct 15, 2014: Radioactivity spikes in No. 1 reactor well water — [Tepco] said there has been a sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well built by the sea… located to the east of the damaged No. 2 reactor… The well is positioned close to an underground trench by the sea that is connected to the No. 2 reactor building. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Tepco official Isao Shirai told reporters that the increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements…

NHK WORLD, Oct. 15, 2014: Cesium in groundwater rises at plant after storm — [Tepco] says it has detected high levels of radioactive cesium in groundwater after last week’s heavy rainfall from a typhoon. Highly contaminated water… seeped into soil [and] likely caused radioactive substances in the soil to flow into the groundwater… The officials plan to increase the frequency of water sample tests… to every day to monitor the effects of the heavy rainfall. But they say it will be difficult to take drastic steps because they do not know how far the contaminated water seeped into the ground after the accident.

Yahoo News, Oct. 15, 2014: Radiation increases in Fukushima aquifers after typhoon — The level of radioactive contamination detected in the underground water of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has increased after torrential rain [TEPCO] said Wednesday… Rainwater seeped into the sub-soil and mixed with the contaminated fluid coming from the damaged reactors… Plant managers are expected to take samples of groundwater in the area more often to analyse the evolution of the radiation, according to TEPCO. For the moment, additional measures have been ruled out since the depth and scope of the contaminated water leaks are unknown… Large amounts of contaminated water, much of which flows into the Pacific Ocean, are one of the major challenges that are still unresolved in the nuclear power plant…

New test results are available for samples taken Wednesday, one day after Typhoon Vongfong passed over the plant (pdf). Record-high levels of radioactive cesium continue to increase.

See Monday’s results here: Agency: Fukushima workers urgently trying "to prevent groundwater from leaking into ocean" -- Levels of nuclear waste surge next to sea -- Strontium-90 shatters previous record by over 5 Billion Bq/m3 -- Now 25 million times EPA limit

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200 comments to Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

  • rogerthat

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/mod-say-capenhurst-could-house-7946142

    Capenhurst has been shortlisted to store waste from decommissioned nuclear submarines, the Ministry of Defence announced today.

    The nuclear services site, which already holds tonnes of radioactive material, could also take waste from 27 Royal Navy subs.

    A consultation process will launch in November, arriving in Chester on December 9, to determine which of the five proposed sites will be chosen.

    Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, said: “When the submarines in the Royal Navy fleet reach the end of their lives we need to dispose of them in a way that is safe, secure and environmentally sound.

    “This open and transparent public consultation process provides the opportunity to work closely with local communities near to potential sites to listen carefully to their views with the aim of delivering a solution that achieves these objectives.

    “We value the views of those who have something to say about the Submarine Dismantling Project. All of them will be considered properly as part of our decision-making process. After consultation we will publish a report on our findings and after we have selected a site, we will explain why we reached that decision.”…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/atomic-weapons-establishment-criticised-radioactive-7945056

    Atomic Weapons Establishment criticised for radioactive waste management
    Oct 16 By Linda Fort
    The Environment Agency has raised a ‘non-compliance intervention’ against the AWE after a site inspection in July revealed too few competent personnel were in place…

    Earlier this year, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) announced it is considering enforcement action against AWE for failing to comply with instructions for managing a growing backlog of radioactive waste.

    AWE was issued with a licence in March 2007 ordering the company to reduce the volume and encapsulate 1,000 drums of intermediate level radioactive waste so that they could be stored safely in a passive form over the long term.

    The licence expired at the end of February 2014 without its requirements being met…


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  • rogerthat

    http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201410160028.aspx
    Environmental group vows to continue pushing nuclear referendum
    2014/10/16

    …Kao Cheng-yen, a senior member of the anti-nuclear power group who initiated the first referendum, said Thursday the fact that a referendum plan endorsed by 120,000 people can be rejected by a 13-member committee highlights the absurdity of Taiwan's referendum system….


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  • rogerthat

    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com.au

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014

    Beta Spikes and Rising Radiation Levels

    Yesterday and perhaps the day before Phoenix encountered a radioactive plume:…


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    • PlowboyGrownUp

      No doubt they will work out a 'deal'.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        So two agencies that take there money from us are now fighting over our money…while we are left holding the bag. Who's on first?


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        • FixItStupid FixItStupid

          So very true & well said, I would add, Incompetence by Design !


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        • Cooter Cooter

          This is the typical good cop, bad cop that has been going on for 60 years. EPA vs Hanford is smoke and mirrors as it only placates the masses and satisfies only the legal requirements to keep it out of the Court system.

          We the people, of Washington State, want it to go to court to expose the wrongs that need to be righted. But that will never happen because the game is controlled by the Feds, for the Feds. Round 2 will be coming up over the "sludge" pit cleanup.


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          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Yes, game board is very tightly controlled and you are not invited.

            Like George Carlin stated the game board is rigged.. :(

            Just go shopping and forget about it, since Christmas is right around the corner, and the tax collectors are all rubbing their hands together in anticipation and are licking their chops about now.

            Lots of raises and benefits paid by others this year is their constant desire and cry of hope..shop..shop..shop..until you all drop! Please..

            We all care little about the planet, but we do care about your money though. :)


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    • We Not They Finally

      $10,000 a week? This is PENNIES to these people. It's not always pennies, but it never seems to make a difference — to fine rather than to actually punish.

      It wasn't "pennies" to Prescott Bush (father of George Sr., grandfather of shrub) when he was convicted under the Trading with the Enemies Act (1942) for building up the Hitler war machine. Apparently the fine was substantial for that. But it was A FINE. No, he wasn't tried for treason. No, he did not even lose his right to vote. Instead, he went on to become a U.S. Senator from Connecticut!

      Now it's not even like "the more things change, the more they stay the same." It's more like, whoa! — it's actually gotten way worse!


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2014/10/hanford-under-scrutiny-for-sick-cleanup-workers.html

    Wendy Culverwell
    Staff Reporter-
    Portland Business Journal
    Workers involved in the nation’s largest environmental cleanup are not getting the health care they deserve, reports Al Jazeera.

    In the Oct. 12 edition of its America Tonight program, Al Jazeera America reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington. It documents the battles of two nuclear workers who say their serious illnesses stem from their work at the site.

    It reports only 49 percent of the 26,025 Hanford claims have been approved under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, established by Congress to support sickened nuclear workers with medical expenses and compensate them for job-related illnesses…


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  • Yes lies up and down. Tons of highly radioactive water leaks from Biggest Nuclear Disaster Ever, Fukushima Triple Melt-Though and plutonium explosion site on a daily basis. Our Pacific eco system is irradiated. One more severe earthquake could indeed render an Endtimes scenario if the spent fuel pools containing thousands of fuel bundles of radiated decaying spent fuel catch fire. A very real possibility they won't ever talk about.
    God Bless


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown"..

    Now who's talking doom?
    Doom..too harsh a word ..because there are so many sunny alternatives about?
    How about ..'fated'?

    Humans trying to defy/deny the laws of science…
    HAHAHAHA


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    • We Not They Finally

      Where was the "We never tried very hard to stop it in the first place."? Or "Please arrest us and give us life without possibility of parole instead of execution."

      That these people are even free to spread more lies each day is an assault on the public consciousness. Oh, but it's just free speech? They don't HAVE free speech in Japan. And as long as Rupert Murdoch, GE (et al) have a huger say than you and me in the U.S., we don't seem to have much of it here either.

      Ordinary people need to CARE more about all that.


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  • DUD DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Hi Heart…and human's defy/deny the laws of life…those that the Universe and Earth operate by to create , sustain and complexify life…and that has all other subsystem's and their local sub-laws embedded…like the economic
    system that specific litle nightmare species has created…the algoritme of profit..and declared it the only criteria that matter's…to base their future decision's of selfshaping/futureshaping on…despite it being opposite to the extreme..of the laws it is embedded in..and created by..and nurtured by…it's whole existence..
    To be continued..and destroyed by..the manmade destruction of the life-web…on This Earth..


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    • DUD DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      The new fascist soon to show/prove darling of the NWO government of belgium want's to build a new thorium NPP… and our ecological footprint rank's 5th on the wrong side..ahh…priorities…


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      • We Not They Finally

        Thorium. The non-radioactive element which just HAPPENS to need to be bombarded with uranium for the NPP? Oh, and also the same element that just happens to be found beside rare earth elements in the ground that the computer industries crave?


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  • 250 views so far….check it out.

    combomelt did an awesome video and music accompaniment to the 93 one liner lies of nuke.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/02/classic-one-liner-lies-of-nuke.html


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  • Nick

    http://enenews.com/top-5

    ?? This url showed up on the log in page for

    0952am post. I had 2 links in missing comment awaiting moderation. I will
    not link but hint that one was via a Fukushima Truth search and another was to an NRC doc.

    Nick


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We have company!

    I have had several unauthorized military attempts to get into my email accounts and it all started when our new pronuke visitor showed up to share his wisdom with all of us. :(

    These guys will stop at nothing to accomplish the complete destruction of our genome and planet.

    I have a radio on 24/7 and the Zeitgeist Matrix brainwashing flying over these airwaves is sick.

    Tipping point is speeding up!


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  • Mention the name Bill Gates and all sorts of Shills show up…
    Mr. ROGERthat….no kidding….

    Gates is starring in a Thorium Video that is titled Helen Caldicott…they are running her as the anti-christ of Thorium ….
    So it's no wonder mentioning his name someone stepped in here to defend his future profits…

    The world isn't in enuf mess the evil doers have decided to hoard thorium, just like plutonium, they want every atom of the stuff…

    Have no idea how we will ever survive these monsters….
    they are evil as it could ever be…

    "NO one died at Chernobyl", when i hear someone say that i start checking for my wallet, keys, and the nearest exit sign….
    god only knows what kind of con job is getting ready to come down…


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Wynd, who mentioned Bill Gates? What Thorium Video titled Helen Caldicott?

      O.T. I hear Gates has got his money grubbin hands on a fast tracked Ebola vaccine. The creepies always get into poison injection. What if the tide turned and the public could mandate that the poison pushers must inject themselves with their own toxins? What a weird weird world (not saying there couldnt be a place for vaccines, but so far the data is not good, and simian virus 40 and a slew of toxic adjuvants, big pharma lies and cover ups illustrate what has become of lying man and his despotic cabals. Between 1955 and 1963 arround 90% of children and 60% of adults in USA were inoculated with carcinogenic SV40-contaminated poliovirus vaccines)


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I did. He has been in favor of thorium reactors and has heavily invested in R&D for this technology.

        Gates also is reported to have founded "A Silver Lining," a geo-engineering research firm. It apparently didn't go over well, and it has since become a foundation. Or the for-profit part of the "company" has since been spun off. It's very hard now to find information on A Silver Lining, outside the non-profit web site.


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Did not comment in regard to Caldicott or Thorium reactors, but did mention him in regard to his connection to A Silver Lining Foundation.

          Am very suspicious of this guy. Anyone who has a 66,000 square foot mansion isn't exactly on the same footing with most of us poor grunts or "useless eaters" as some would call us.


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  • TIPP it good folks. When the insanity get fully beyond belief is when things change, we are not quite there yet.

    That said, be aware of the tens of tons of radioactive materials that were burnt and blown into the jet stream from Fukushima.

    Using EPA air data from measuring stations in Guam, Saipan, Hawaii, Marianna Islands, California, and Washington, the densities in air multiplied by the volume of air indicates that around

    195 tons of uranium, and percentages of that is plutonium, cesium, strontium, all the usual suspects.

    All the raw data and calculations are at Nukeproffesional here

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/uranium-aerosolized-into-atmosphere.html


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  • danger kitty danger kitty

    HEY GABE ! DIAL IT DOWN A NOTCH.
    Can't get to first page, this thread,so it goes here.
    1) We got your point
    2),We are handling MBT quite well
    3) have future plans for him
    4),You're not doing ENE any favors


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  • dan dan

    <—- say hi to my 4kg Fukutumour.

    Ive decided it's no use being morbid about it, so I'm Working through my bucket list.

    Today I'm stuffing marshmallows in my mouth to experience what it would be like to be a squirrel.

    Oh…this chair glued to my head?

    It's moose day tomorrow.


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  • dan dan

    Everything I have to say about nuclear energy and the folk who promote it as a safe energy source can be expressed with one finger.


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  • dan dan

    I know…I know….that's a pretty low-budget bucket list back there right?

    But on my current budget?…. even if it only cost 20c to travel the whole world….I STILL couldn't get out of sight.


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  • Sorry to be a bit off-topic, but — a little heads-up:

    While we worry about radiation in the waters off the West Coast we also have a potential oil spill in progress off Haida Gwaii. Our native peoples on that island are *very* worried:

    Container ship adrift off British Columbia coast
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    10/17/2014 6:16 PM 10/17/2014 6:16 PM

    "OLD MASSETT, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast Friday, a scenario a nearby First Nation community described as its "worst fear."

    The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia.

    Canadian Navy Lt. Paul Penderghast said the ship was drifting nine nautical miles from shore, though he said it was largely maintaining that position.

    "It is drifting, but it's drifting parallel to shore," Penderghast said."

    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article2950680.html#storylink=cpy
    http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article2950680.html


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  • radioactiveruss radioactiveruss

    The answer is simple, just tell the TRUTH, the entire Fukushima Diachii site is uninhabitable, the Spent Fuel Pools are gigantic Multi-thousand Ton chunks of Corium exposed to the weather, rain, wind, sun, rain, wind FOREVER as far as anyone reading this post is concerned.

    It's not rocket science people, it is simple mathematics,

    No power=No circulation of the water in the Spent Fuel Pools=Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction=Gigantic chunks of Corium=NO BODY RUNNING AROUND THE FUKUSHIMA DIACHII SITE.

    Sorry, but all the known Laws of Physics, Thermal Dynamics, Chemistry, Mathematics, which have the same reliable outcomes, EVERY TIME, in every other location on Planet Earth, all return the same Undeniable, Inescapable result detailed above and in countless other posts by me.

    TIME TO BREAKOUT OF DENIAL MODE AND ACCEPT THE TRUTH OF THAT STATEMENT PLEASE!!!!!

    I just don't understand, I can not possibly be the only person that can do the simple calculations, not Calculus, not Trigonometry, not Algebra, rather simple Addition, Multiplication and Division, oh and a little READING, COMPREHENDING AND CONNECTING FACTS TO REACH THE ONLY OUTCOME POSSIBLE.

    Well, it won't be to much longer now. Have a great weekend Stock and Obewan

    Radio Out-


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    RECORD RADIATION LEVELS AT FUKUSHIMA . .

    Can't be stopped, only gets worse.


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    • Nicely encapsulated. I hope this doesn't apply to the ebola situation, although the "getting worse" part is well established.

      As for the "can't be stopped" – have we established that definitively? (More or less a rhetorical question since I think you're right).


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  • 53rockwell 53rockwell

    Yall know I have no expertise on any thing.So here is a song fo Sat night
    http://youtu.be/UYO7Avah1k8


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  • Could it get worse? Building nuclear plants on fault lines in a tsunami zone. Hey, let's build one close to an active volcano! Yes, that'll get all those crazy nuthead environmentalists going:

    Nuclear reactors near active volcanos in Japan called unsafe
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/17/nuclear-reactors-near-active-volcanos-in-japan-called-unsafe-as-major-eruption/

    "TOKYO – A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.

    A cauldron eruption at one of several volcanos surrounding the Sendai nuclear power plant in southern Japan could not only hit the reactors but could cause a nationwide disaster, said Toshitsugu Fujii, head of a government-commissioned panel on volcanic eruption prediction.

    Nuclear regulators last month said two Sendai reactors fulfilled tougher safety requirements set after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The regulators ruled out a major eruption over the next 30 years until the reactors' reach the end of their usable lifespan.

    A surprise eruption of a volcano in central Japan on Sept. 27 has renewed concerns about the volcanos in the region."


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  • Sol Man

    Just imagine if it was the stupid apes that ran the planet!


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  • Oceania - foreknowledge of pain Oceania - foreknowledge of pain

    It appears this may be proof of lost containment -

    TEPCO says it does “not know why” these Fukushima groundwater readings hit record highs after the heavy typhoon rains.

    I think perhaps the corium has escaped containment and has reached ground water. With Corium in bulk, water reflects heat and does not cool, more water means more heating, not cooling.

    More heat equates to more reaction: China Syndrome? We may not be measuring radiation from surface accumulation into ground water but direct irradiation from the corium at the groundwater level. I would understand why Tepco wouldn't care to discuss "why" if that's whats happening.


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