Japan Prime Minister’s Fiction vs. Fact: Fukushima contamination has never done any damage to Tokyo; Radioactive water at plant was “blocked” — Study: Tokyo was contaminated — Experts: Radioactive water is constantly flowing out to sea and almost impossible to stop

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sept. 7, 2013: “It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo. There are no health-related problems until now, and nor will there be in the future — I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way.”

More from Abe: “I explained about the safety of Tokyo. There were some misunderstandings but I explained the situation. I explained about the water contamination in Fukushima and explained that the contaminated water was blocked.”

NPR’s All Things Considered, Sept. 3, 2013 – Geoff Brumfiel, NPR: Groundwater is constantly flowing through the basement of the plant carrying radioactivity from melted reactor cores out to sea […] Ken Buesseler, Senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who studies ocean around Fukushima: It’s almost impossible to stop groundwater, you put a damn in a river and it will go over and around, or under.

Source Term Estimation for the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident, 2014:

A selection of archived reports concerning contamination in Tokyo:

Published: September 8th, 2013 at 5:48 pm ET
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104 comments to Japan Prime Minister’s Fiction vs. Fact: Fukushima contamination has never done any damage to Tokyo; Radioactive water at plant was “blocked” — Study: Tokyo was contaminated — Experts: Radioactive water is constantly flowing out to sea and almost impossible to stop

  • jackassrig

    I have done some back of the envelope figures for the ice wall. I assuming the wall is 1 mile long, by 3 ft thick, and 100 ft deep. I’m also assuming the wall is all water. No sand, dirt, rock, debris, etc. I’m also assuming the water is about 75degF.

    C (specific heat of water) = .44 BTU / lb / degR,

    T2 (final temperature of the water) = 32 degF,

    T1 = 75 degF,

    Specific weight of water = 62.4 lb / ft3,

    Total weight of trench of water = w = 98841600 lbs,

    Q = w * c * (32 – 75) = 1,870,083,072 BTU’s,

    A ton of refrigeration is defined as the ability to remove 288,000 BTU in a 24 hr period. So how many 24 hr periods would it take to remove Q. It would take 6493.34 days-not important. Knowing that there are 3412.2 BTU’s / hr / kw and ton / 3.51 kw, the total kw is 22791.63 or 22.7 Megawatt.

    cont

  • jackassrig

    Hold on there’s more. The figures above are just to cool the water from 75 degF to 32 degF. To turn 32 degF water into ice means another 144 BTU’s / lb must be extracted-heat of fusion. The total heat to remove in order to freeze the water is 14,233,190,400 BTU’s. It would take 49,420.8 days-not important. The total kw is 173,467 or 173 Megawatt.

    So Tepco will need a whooping 173.0 + 22.7 = 196 Megawatts of power to freeze the water.

    I haven’t included the efficiencies of the power plant cycle or efficiencies of the refrigeration cycle. This will drive the power requirements even higher.

    After TEPCO freezes the water, the heat from the under ground water, heat from the corium, and heat from the surrounding soil must be removed or the ice will melt. Power requirements go even higher.

    The idea is jaw dropping to say the least.

    Please correct if wrong.

    • datura17

      that would depend on the refrigerant used ammonia would probably be the most efficient, i think they used it for the 1980 Olympics i believe they said 9 or 90 pounds of it cooled all of the facilities, the ice skating ring and the fake snow for the ski stuff. hell they could design it so it works off the heat of the earth like the alakasa pipeline they have to keep the ground froze to keep it from sinking.

    • JAR, even THAT is insufficient by an order of magnitude, because the surrounding earth (sand/rocks/mud/clay) is a good conductor of heat, so many (certainly most!) of the BTUs delivered in the form of cold refrigerant will be lost to the surrounding earth.

      So, more like 1960 megawatts.

    • Abe is figuring that if they start up all of the nuke puke plants, that there will be plenty of FREE power, more than enough to make twenty ice walls. They figure if ten more plants melt down, they will just put more nuke puke plants online to build more ice walls, infinitum.

      They are very good at freezing out the truth.

      Now we will see how good they are at freezing coriums buried .5 to 4 km underground.

    • Nigwil

      Nice analysis JA!

      Add of course the energy required for the removal of the heat of the '400 tonnes per day' of groundwater hitting the ice wall at around 15 degrees C.

      And if the ice wall is effective in stopping the flow, where will the water go instead? It's still coming, so its got to go somewhere! All the wall does is divert it, it cannot stop it. Waste of time and effort. Better putting the refrigeration effort into pipes drilled into the foundations of each reactor building to directly cool the ground in the vicinity of the three cores (wherever they may be!) and into the SFPs than messing with this useless wall.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      A true nuclear vs. solar power scenario. The sun heating the ice wall. The tickets are free, attendance is mandatory.

      The many arrogant denials of how bad these "scientists" are screwing up are hard to swallow. It's been going on my whole life. The big bang theory is the classic elephant in the room. I was taught that there is a science fact in the conservation of energy principle. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Matter can be converted to energy and back. Then the big bang theory says out of nothing came everything we know. Obviously scientists did not come up with this theory. Science books also claim that entropy causes the universe to move to disorder and chaos. But then evolution says we came to being from a bunch of chaotic, random blobs of energy and matter.

      Here's a big bang theory for ya… SPF #4.

  • or-well

    Filthy lies spew from his mouth!
    Die screaming, lying Nukist scum!
    WHACK!

    The above is not intended to represent a diagnosis nor should it be construed as implying any nutritional, emotional, physical or psychological benefit may be obtained from actions classified as illegal.
    Removal of Nukists from the gene pool may void all Rights implied, but generally illusory, under the applicable Laws of your nation.
    Nukism is not currently listed in either ICD or DSM-IV and may obtain GRAS Status – Generally Regarded As Safe – pending application to the FDA.

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    Japan is going to lie everyday until the building collapses onto the SFP, or until 2020, whichever comes first.

    Google Michael Scott Chicago Olympics suicide.

    They're playing for keeps folks.

    I didn't think they would use the nuclear option but it makes sense…

    Japan: FEPA Nuclear weapons arsenal as a bulwark against China? General Douglas MacArthur wanted to settle with China when he invaded the North. The idea was to keep them out/in by deploying an impenetrable zone of radioactive fallout from a number of atomic warheads.

    They fired him and decided to let the civilian wing of the military industrial complex (General Eisenhowers Mil Ind Cmplx)

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    I bet they are already mass printing death certificates :

    This tragedy resulted from The combination of a "Not Immediatly related" unregulated industrial activity…and a lack of faithful slave smiling…

  • Mack Mack

    Remember that a citizens group tested soil in Tokyo and found hot spots.

    "…the sample that Mr. Hayashida collected under shrubs near his neighborhood baseball field in the Edogawa ward measured nearly 138,000 becquerels per square meter of radioactive cesium 137, which can damage cells and lead to an increased risk of cancer.

    Of the 132 areas tested, 22 were above 37,000 becquerels per square meter, the level at which zones were considered contaminated at Chernobyl."

    http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/10.11/hotspots.html

  • Mack Mack

    "Fallout levels measured at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) appear to be the highest since shortly after the Fukushima crisis occurred."

    (March and April 2013)

    http://www.disappearednews.com/2013/04/radioactive-fallout-from-fukushima.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, Mack we humans are all quite insane and the perfect killer has/knows no boundaries….

  • Robin of Loxley

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sept. 7, 2013: “It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo. There are no health-related problems until now, and nor will there be in the future — I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way.”

    Oh dear. Maybe honest Abe hasn't seen this video?

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDdJ0UQlBmI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgDdJ0UQlBmI

  • dosdos dosdos

    It's just a bunch of radium bottles…..

    • dosdos dosdos

      Radium bottles in basements, radium bottles in gutters, radium bottles in drain pipes, radium bottles in parks, radium bottles in trash dumps, radium bottles all over the harbor…… Just a big mistake by the uneducated masses.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The sterilization process of Planet Earth has begun..

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Obe, I am sure there are those celebrating a mass die off of the "eaters" but I have to wonder where the ptb are going to live? Do they have a spare planet hanging around we don't know about?

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Of course they do!

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          Somehow, I think they are too arrogant to plan that far ahead.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Really? These plans take many, many years to reach fruition…

            They have/own unlimited resources and yes you like me are some of them there resources.

            You do pay taxes don't you? You like to shop right!

            These are unlimited owned by other's fodder/resources.

            • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

              No not really deep inside I think they would make sure they survive no matter what….I buy used clothes from Salvation army, or garage sales. I buy food from the Farmer's market now. But yes, sadly I pay taxes. I guess I better go dig out my tin foil hat so we match.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The world knows the danger now, and nuclear is on it's death bed.

  • Mack Mack

    "High levels of radiation are detected in a Tokyo residential area"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-QW4uhp-TM

    "Radiation Discovered in Rice Near Tokyo"
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/world/asia/20rice.html?_r=0

    "High level of radioactive cesium found in Tokyo vegetable"
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/24/us-japan-vegetable-idUSTRE72N41O20110324

    "Radiation hotspot near Tokyo linked to Fukushima"
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Radiation_hotspot_near_Tokyo_linked_to_Fukushima_officials_999.html

    "Radioactive river mud threatens lakes, Tokyo Bay"
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201207050068

    "Tokyo to become dumping ground for radioactive rubble from Fukushima disaster" http://www.naturalnews.com/033949_radioactivity_Fukushima.html#ixzz2eLZPE59O

    Incinerators burning radioactive debris all over Japan
    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/japans-latest-nuclear-crisis-getting-rid-of-the-radioactive-debris/257963/

    "Fear of radiation creeping south
    Some parents with young kids relocating from Tokyo area"
    http://lifeabundantly-alim.blogspot.com/2012/03/people-fleeing-tokyo-radiation.html

  • The reason for the thousands of RA dium bottles being found all over Tokyo is that this was caused by an old religion, with millions of followers, with members only found in Tokyo. They worshiped a God named RA, last name Diation.

    RA – Sun
    Dia – God
    Tion – All people are ONE with God RA

    To be a member, you had to buy a bottle of RAdium and bury it somewhere in the city of Tokyo. Thus, we have a situation where the entire city is filled with millions of bottles of buried RAdium.

    No radiation escaped from Fukushima; per announcement for Olympic Committee. The only radiation being found is from RA followers burying RAdium bottles.

    Honest Abe says so…

    (sarc)

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Nuclear is not on its death bed!

    Its running around the entire world frolicking like there is no tomorrow.

    The Olympic award to Japan tells us exactly how brain dead the entire world's population really is.

    The Earth's sterilization process has begun and we must all be patient for what comith to all our front doors!

    • So true..

      It would be nice if the world was awake and aware of the Fuku issues..

      That would mean NO ONE would show for the Olympics and it would spell doom for Japan, because they would spend Billions on things that are never used, because everyone refuses to buy tickets to go visit a toxic waste land and get exposed to hazardous radiation.

      • We Not They Finally

        That's probably true. It seems outlandishly UN-likely that there will even be a viable Tokyo by 2020. But perpetuating the delusion by keeping desperately needed funds away from mitigation of the disaster (and ANY mitigation has to be better than none) is criminality that will keep inflicting pain on innocents.

        The head of the IOC was swayed because Abe made a nice SPEECH?? I'm still in shock.

  • Mack Mack

    Michael Collins of enviroreporter.com does a good job of summing up Tokyo olympics:

    "TOKYO'S RADIATION OLYMPICS"
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/09/tokyos-radiation-olympics/

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    What can we do?
    The same as always.
    As we fend off shear lunacy again..all we can do is hunker down and tell the story.
    We must continue to tell truth for truth's sake.
    We mustn't be drawn into a 'fool's game'.

    We tell the truth..
    This at the present time is the only way we have to protect our hearts, minds, souls..and the innocent.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Heart, very nice!
    "We tell the truth..
    This at the present time is the only way we have to protect our hearts, minds, souls..and the innocent."

    Sadly even the truth will not protect any us from what comith this way..

    We might all feel a little better about those up coming chemo treatments though while smiling at the doctors in charge.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Evening Obe..Note.. I did say protect our bodies.
    But if I tell the truth..my heart aches slightly less.
    My mind is less burdened and my soul is free.
    Will we win trying to protect the innocent?
    probably not..
    But when you give it everything..it's all you've got.
    We give it..so we far and away…

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    So true as the bright light of the truth is a very warm and comfortable place to be..

    I still get have a few nightmares every once in awhile though…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes.. me too..Obewanspeaks..
    I wake with a start..(mild cold sweat)..many mornings.
    Still..our position is correct…theirs is not..simple as that.

    This positioning is very important..if we are to step in our destinies.
    We must take comfort..in that thought..as best we can.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Thank you Heart.

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Hi Heart and Obe ,i chime in if ok , love you

      When i imaging "the innocent , us , and whats comith their way"

      Reaches out , pulls the sorrow children of life's heavy head peacefully, tender convincing gravity to sink towards receiving chest
      to comfort.. , hug , trying to meet in the relaxing heartbeat..but still desperate looking for a way..

      to sing hope against the cry..its oke..relax..its ok..all will be well..soon..ok..because our smartest politic's and siencetist and rich people and everybody else adult… are fixing it…

      … As We Speak !..

      and You can have children too..and they too..in a still supportive world..!

      With a voice sounding convinced im NOT Lying !

      So we must tell the Truth..Or the Heart-Beats's disconnect..

      And the need to try to sustain Life would end..disconnected.

  • We Not They Finally

    I guess that the contaminated water was "blocked" by the perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Or maybe once it evaporates into the Gulf Stream circulating around the world, it gets "blocked" when it bumps into the ozone layer? Oh, I forgot. WHAT ozone layer?

    Or maybe hot particles of plutonium get "blocked" when they lodge in someone's lung and cause a fatal cancer. Then when the person dies, danger "blocked"!

    When I first learned of the Olympic disaster-to-be yesterday, my first instinct was to renounce membership in the human race. But now I think that maybe we need to FIGHT this SOB!

  • kez

    You asked for the truth abt Tokyo radiation ..

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/09/04/national/tokyo-sets-up-english-website-on-radiation/#.Ui0hfxMiedY

    But maybe you can't handle the truth ..

    Or maybe it's not the truth?

    But this is what most people will go to. Demand the truth.

    Take care.

    • mairs mairs

      I've seen the videos of people holding radiation monitors at chest height, and then putting them down near the ground and the reading zooms upward. The same on flat apartment rooftops. The readings are much higher a few inches from horizontal surfaces. The fallout is on the ground and on the rooftops.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    This is Nuclear bullshitus and nothing more and you are much smarter than this.

    33% of all people now living in Japan will "die from" cancer and these numbers will now increase exponentially.

    50% TO 75% will be diagnosed with this cancer/disease and so will the rest of us eventually and all of this happened in the last 60+ years.

    What is/has been the new player in town?

  • weeman

    It was a landslide vote for the Olympics to be held in Tokyo, what did they recieve for their vote????????.
    These are educated people that sit on IOC, not as if they don't know the danger or the possibility that the Olympics may have to be cancelled or moved , if SFP removal do not go to plan and it won't.

    • Naw. They won't be removing spent fuel assemblies by 2020, so it's no big deal. Besides, Honest Abe has said there never was radiation and never will be radiation, and that no one will ever be harmed by radiation. [/snark]

      That is true if you are an apologist for this filthy technology, because all they have to do is record proximate cause of death (thyroid cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer, etc.) and leave off any possible attributions to causation. Voila! Radiation is perfectly safe, no one has ever died of it except for those vaporized on the spot by a bomb or those who stood next to vat when a fuel slurry goes critical. They don't count.

  • zardoz2012 zardoz2012

    Tokyo winning the 2020 Summer Olympics has as much value as me winning a free life in Candy Crush Saga.

  • jk641

    Is it really true that on March 14-15, 2011, when the Fukushima reactor buildings exploded, the winds took the radiation cloud southwest right to Tokyo?
    How come this is my first time ever hearing of this??

    Also, it appears that not all of the contaminated seawater from Fukushima is being taken away from Japan on the Kurushio Current; a significant amount of it is staying close to shore, and some of it is even flowing south along the coast.

    Learning a lot of interesting stuff on this site.

    • mairs mairs

      Yes, when #3 exploded, the prevailing wind was headed down toward Tokyo.

      • jk641

        Thank you.
        The Japanese govt was definitely keeping this a secret, to not cause a panic I presume.
        I wonder what other things they are keeping secret.
        Their priority is clearly maintaining order and keeping their economy growing (in the short-term at least), not the health of their citizens.

        • We Not They Finally

          Well, they are keeping statistics on children's health secret, for one. As of May, 2012, 60% of the childhood population under the age of 12 had already tested positive for diabetes. (Yytrium-90 is apparently the culprit there.) These people are mass murdering their own children. And God only knows what they do with deformed babies when they are born. I've read that they just call it stillbirths or miscarriages, and don't even let the mother see the child that they "take care of."

          That may be "anecdotal" to date, but honestly, any humane culture would at least openly, publicly talk with young mothers who have to be terrified by now. Then when we even look at pictures of the children being born in Fallujah, Iraq "just" from depleted uranium in U.S. weapons, it doesn't look that far-fetched.

          They having to be keeping A LOT secret in Japan. It will take courageous reporting to surface it. And that's where any real "gold medal" should go.

    • gottagetoffthegrid

      Jk641, google map of radiation measurements by jap.gov
      http://www.nnistar.com/gmap/fukushima.html

      Everything dark blue and worse corresponds to the Chernobyl evac zone.
      The little circles are the pathetic fuku evac zone.

      Note the dark blue in greater Tokyo– Chiba I think.

      Arnie G. Also collected samples from Tokyo parks and tested them. Search the archives here for the results.

      • jk641

        Oh dear..

        This Fuku thing is getting worse and worse the more I look at it.
        MSM really has been keeping a tight lid on this, haven't they.

  • jk641, while it was reported that most of the radiation was blown out to sea, yes there is evidence that the wind did blow toward Tokyo and in any case there are overlapping wind directions varying by height so all wind directions are never reported anyways. Getting back to the Olympics, "With Madrid's bid dogged by questions over Spain's economic crisis and Istanbul handicapped by political unrest and the civil war in neighbouring Syria, Tokyo offered the fewest risks."

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/story/2013/09/07/sp-olympics-2020-ioc-host-city-decision-istanbul-tokyo-madrid.html

    Abes answers won him the bid. "There are no health-related problems until now, nor will there be in the future," he said. "I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way."

    IOC members said Abe's answers were critical and helped dispel any doubts.

    "People wanted to hear it and needed to hear it," Pound said. "And he delivered on that. I think that was a real knockout answer."

    So you see political unrest, economic unrest or triple melt down the Olympic committee painted itself into a corner. But personally I believe Japan just had the biggest bribe. And this may be a good thing as if you read the article they do explain that "Tokyo Electric Power Co., Fukushima's operator, has acknowledged that tons of radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years". Light slipping through the cracks.

    • jk641

      Thanks.
      It's interesting that Japan decided to bid for the Olympics shortly after the 2011 earthquake. (didn't they have enough on their plate already?)
      I'm definitely concerned that preparations for the Olympics will detract from the Fukushima cleanup effort, which requires Japan's undivided attention.
      Also, funds-wise, Japan is already heavily in debt.
      If something goes seriously wrong at Fukushima, Japan's debt could go toxic as well.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Mark

      And did you notice, Mark, that when the rumor surfaced that Japan had lost the bid their stock market went down? Then, when it was reported that they had won the bid it went up? Somebody with inside information had to have made money on that. I wonder who it was.

  • rockyourworld

    just to stem the panic a little longer. it wont be pretty!

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    Repost:

    What a ton of bulls&!+

    This Tokyo Olympic thing has floored me.

    Remember when the friend of long time Chicago Mayor Daley, Michael Scott was found floating in the River?

    He alerted his wife to call the police if he was late in returning as he was having a 10pm meeting with some unsavory characters.

    She did, and the Chicago PD found his body in the Chicago River about an hour later.

    Mr. Scott was a big proponent of bringing the Olympics to Chicago; we protested, and won, even though the President made a trip overseas seeking to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

    They were buying huge tracts of land, displacing entire neighborhoods and families via higher land/tax values, so we marched and raised hell.

    The 2016 Olympics are headed for Brazil, I think, instead of my sweet home.

    Mr. Scott was the point man in acquiring properties but when the deal fell through he knew the end was upon him.

    There's a connection to property value and radioactive contamination.

    Everything is fine folks, no problems here, move along….

  • dosdos dosdos

    As with so many governments, the sin is not the transgression against the people, but rather getting caught at it.

  • I never did get the Olympics. When the winter Olympics came to Vancouver all the politicians talked about was the economic gain but we built a bunch of infrastructure some of it needed but all of it at an inflated price as it was all rushed for the Olympics. Still paying it off. To me its just a scam. Everyone makes money off it except the athletes. But for Japan battling the nuclear crisis with spin or rather lies and deceipt, the Olympics bring distraction and normality to a backdrop of a triple melt down spewing tons and tons of radio active water into the Pacific and whatever else they aren't talking about. It makes sense for them.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The normal folks love their olympics!

    • Yeah, so many people ignored the waste of money and paid huge money to see these events. I don't get that either the amateur athletes don't see any of that money and all the good seats go to friends of politicians and the Olympic committee of millionaires. A lot of the locals paid large for nosebleed seats. Then the price of security that we all as taxpayers paid. And the real joke is Vancouver didn't host the winter Olympics it rains all winter the venues are elsewhere in the mountains, so they totally rebuilt the sea to sky highway at a large cost which really only services those rich enough to drive to Whistler and ski. Meanwhile the cops ran out all the homeless and junkies for the Olympics. Just an elitist party the working poor are forced to contribute to. I guess I'm just not normal.

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    The Olympics: Plaything of the rich and famous.

    Tokyo…? It will never happen. The 2020 announcement is a morale booster; the venue will quietly be changed at a later date.

  • Wooster

    Predictions for government/Tepco press conferences over the next 7 years:

    * Ice wall built and functioning correctly in record time
    * Groundwater stopped from leaking into plant
    * Fishing resumed off coast off plant, happy fishermen photographed.
    * Coriums located and neutralised by "brand new Japanese invention"
    * Spent fuel pools emptied in record time, no accidents recorded.
    * Storage tanks removed after waste water is successully treated and released into Pacific.
    * Press conferences reduced to one per month as "nothing new to report"

    November 2020: Daily press conferences restart after "severe anomaly" at plant. Tepco to investigate/step up checks/monitor carefully/check data etc etc

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    @MichaelV

    Hi, I noticed in a previous post you are in Chicagoland. Please consider joining Nuclear Energy Information Service, NEIS. Our office is in Chicago. I am on the board.

    Right now we are going to be trying to get people to the newly announced NRC meeting on waste confidence. It will be October 25th in Oak Brook, Illinois. This meeting was hard to get because they originally did not plan to have one in Illinois even though we have the most nuclear waste and most reactors of any state in country. They are having a series of meetings (10 or 11) across the country for public comment over a period of 75 days. If you don't join please check our website and attend the meeting, tell others too.

  • ftlt

    No recorded health issues!!!!

    Look!!! See that!!! No recorded health issues to radiation!!!

    There is proof right in front of you!!!

    WOW

    • KDM KDM

      I don't recall his name but the plant manager died of cancer not long ago. I remember reading it here.

      • ftlt

        KDM… It is recorded as a cancer death…

        As are all strokes heart attacks cancers etc… You just don't record the factor/s that brought the conditions on ..

        Presto = no radiations deaths ..

        It is that easy… They have been cooking the books here for years on social issues … Slick Globalist Willy got that going full speed in the 90s — He is such a dear man…

        Look at the disappeared workers here when the unemployment numbers are released… 7.5 % when real full tine worker unemployment is running well over 20%.. Perhaps in the 30% range

        Sounds good in the media for dummies..

        The new term "discouraged workers" that got thought up in this ongoing depression really drives me up the wall..

        Lying is reaching reaching new highs … It is done to make the the top 25% feel good about themselves.. While, the rest of the population live with the reality of the collapsed economy..

        Radiation death numbers and pollution numbers are just the same… On paper bean counter lies

        • KDM KDM

          Ftlt, I totally agree it's total BS. I guess you have to drop dead inside the PCV before they would admit radiation killed you. As for all the lies told, it's beyond ridiculous. The US wanted to impeach Willy for lying about a BJ. How will the Japanese respond to Abes lies?

  • ftlt

    This is a Chamber of Commerce speech..

    The Olympic Committee must commit among other things…

    • ftlt

      Betcha tourism from in country and out of country is way down in Tokyo..

      I would think, there has been as much flight as possible from the area too…

      The pocket book is talking here

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Tepco masked the radiation data of around 300m3 leaked tank one day before IOC selected Tokyo for 2020 Olympic

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/09/tepco-masked-the-radiation-data-of-around-300m3-leaked-tank-one-day-before-ioc-selected-tokyo-for-2020-olympic/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29

    High radiation detected at Fukushima monitoring well: reports

    "The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday said that groundwater from an observation well near the site of a leaky storage tank showed high levels of radiation, according to reports.

    The well was found to have contained 3,200 becquerels per litre of beta-ray emitting materials, including strontium"

    http://news.xin.msn.com/en/regional/high-radiation-detected-at-fukushima-monitoring-well-reports

    This is not fantasy..or cartoon or anime..this is reality.
    This is on-going.
    And no well told lies..(breath-taking in psychopathy).. can change it.

  • Au Au

    Shinzo Abe is a liar.

  • Mack Mack

    Did you see this latest article from Enformable?

    "Prosecutors in Japan have decided not to indict more than forty former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company and government officials for their handling of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The prosecutors said on Monday that TEPCO and those who worked for the utility cannot be held criminally responsible because they were unable to predict the real dangers of such a massive earthquake and tsunami…"

    http://enformable.com/2013/09/japan-elects-prosecute-former-tepco-executives-government-officials-handling-fukushima-disaster/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Enformable+%28Enformable%29

  • Sometimes a cartoon can say more than all the media outlets combined.

    Harry's view:
    https://www.scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/486w/public/2013/09/09/cartoon.7.jpg?itok=bhDUrMpU

    Note: The bird in the cage is wearing a radiation suit and holding a Geiger counter. Pretty funny until you think about it. 🙁

  • Jebus Jebus

    "There are no health-related problems until now, and nor will there be in the future"

    will go down in history along side such statements as

    "mission accomplished"

    and

    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"

  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢

    http://tinyurl.com/FixFuku

    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢