Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening — Warning “crisis could get worse” as 180 km/hr storm heading to area

Published: October 12th, 2014 at 12:16 pm ET
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Original Japan Times headline: Tritium surges tenfold in groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant; typhoon effect suspected

Altered Japan Times headline: Tritium up tenfold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone Tritium up tenfold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone

Japan Times (Jiji Press), Oct. 12, 2014 (emphasis added): The radioactive water woes at [Fukushima] got worse over the weekend after the tritium concentration in a groundwater sample surged more than tenfold… [Tepco] said Saturday that heavy rain caused by Typhoon Phanfone probably affected the groundwater… [The] 150,000 becquerels… is a record for the well… [Beta ray emitters at the well] also shattered records with a reading of 1.2 million becquerels… close to the plant’s port in the Pacific… [Another well had] a record 2.1 million becquerels of a beta ray-emitting substance, nearly double the level from a week earlier… The cesium activity in the sample was 70 percent higher at 68,000 becquerels… Readings hit record highs at three points after the heavy rain caused by the typhoon, but the utility said it does not know why.

Perhaps it has something to do with this report just after the typhoon hit last weekend: Officials: Typhoon triggers alarm at Fukushima plant -- Warning of leakage at Reactor No. 1 turbine building -- Leak then detected at Reactor No. 3 -- Camera captures images of water pouring in after "very heavy rain" -- Powerful storm still packing gusts of up to 180 km/hr off Fukushima coast

Japan Times (Jiji Press), Oct. 12, 2014: The water crisis could get worse… Typhoon Vongfong… was still packing winds of up to 180 kph… The Meteorological Agency said it [would be] gradually losing strength as it races north toward Tohoku [which includes Fukushima.]

In fact, officials at the Japan Meteorological Agency forecast Vongfong’s wind speed to lose just 5-6 mph from it’s current level by the time it reaches Fukushima prefecture. See:  Typhoon winds up to 110 mph to hit Fukushima Daiichi, storm surge advisory issued -- Nearly all gov't forecasts show eye passing right over plant -- Nuclear Expert: Expect radioactive material washing into Pacific Ocean (MAPS)

Although not mentioned in the Japan Times’ report, a spike in Cobalt-60 was also seen after Typhoon Phanfone. The Co-60 concentration more  than doubled the record high for any well since Tepco began publishing results. See: Officials: Typhoon caused significant increase in radioactive releases from Fukushima -- Record levels of 'highly toxic' nuclear material found in ground outside reactor -- Among the most poisonous substances at plant

Published: October 12th, 2014 at 12:16 pm ET
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317 comments to Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening — Warning “crisis could get worse” as 180 km/hr storm heading to area

  • WesternKyMan

    You have to wonder about the motivations of people who post here constantly when they know they aren't going to change the mind of a single person.

    It makes no sense to keep on posting hour after hour day after day…unless your being paid to do it.

    Watch the times of the posts and all shall become clear…that's the one thing they can't change on this site…the time of the posts.

    Especially using the same links as "other trolls" have used in the past.

    Just ignore them and keep on with your conversation as if they did not exist. I can't stress enough that all they want to do is distract you from talking about Fukushima or to cause you to fight amongst yourselves. Look at the replies he made to VanneV posts last night. Constantly trying to bait people is an old old tactic that most people should be able to spot by now… just go back through the last 3 days of MBP's posts.

    How many of his post have nothing to do with the topic but are instead either personal attacks or attempts to change the subject to another direction?

    Its not real hard to see what is going on here people…that's why they will create a new name…eventually the pattern will be clear and that's something they just can't change.

    Don't believe me? Go back and read all his posts for the last three days and you will see an obvious pattern emerge.

    Just ignore them.


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  • WesternKyMan

    I meant to post this earlier but I forgot.. I wanted to make a comment about the title of this thread.

    "Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening"

    I am pretty sure that any idiot with an IQ of above 10 can figure out that when you have a groundwater contamination problem …adding a lot of rain to that is going to increase the problem.

    I am pretty sure by now that the names of the three top people at Tepco are Larry, Curly, and Moe. Hey that rhymes!!


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    • Shaker1

      It's the 'idiot's defense'. Or is it an idiot's offense. There's no honor there whatsoever. Better an idiot than admit gross failure. There are just too many egos at stake.

      Tepco has likely been instructed to make such claims by the lawyers and handlers to cover for their lack of honor and dishonesty. Admitting any measure of culpability would lead to liability. Even Abe can't print enough money for that.

      You can be forgiven forgetting, WesternKyMan, as you were in direct contact with the 'troll fever' that has gripped some here. Personally, I find it exhausting and avoid contact. I would have dropped it as soon as Vanna played stupid as to your original sarcasm while ignoring those who attempted to correct her. I'm quite amazed that she, after all this time, doesn't get how she herself can effectively hijack the discussion of posts as she did this one.


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  • Troll pychopath empathy / humour test

    Where da coriums?

    Went Fission!

    get it?


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  • Dick Shenary

    Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have been discussed infinitum on this site. The overwhelming majority of posters on this site oppose nuclear technology in no uncertain terms. I think it is past time to out all those political leaders who support this insanity and keep shoveling money to this deadly industry. Now if you had to take a wild guess, which American political party has shown almost unwavering support for the nuclear industry? Still not sure? Here is a direct quote from a sitting American president as a hint. “Nuclear power helps us protect the environment. And nuclear power is safe. For the sake of economic security and national security, the United States must aggressively move forward with construction of nuclear power plants. Other nations are.” It was that last sentence fragment (monkey see – monkey do) that gives the riddle away. Yes, the source is a speech given by G.W. Bush during a tour of the Limerick nuclear facility in Pennsylvania. But, don’t forget John McCain, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Congressman Devin Nunes have introduced legislation that would promote 200 more nuclear reactors by the year 2040 within the US. And, these are the people who are sworn to protect us? One more point, the Democratic party, while a bit more cautious about nuclear power, is “all in” when the pot is large enough (sell-out gambling metaphor).


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  • Let me make this real easy for the pHD eggheads who are torturing data to find Waldo.

    The sun is our primary weather influence, and sunlight is just part of it. Solar spots, storms, and related magnetic and electrical effect in combination with our magnetosphere create varying cosmic rays striking the earth zone and these greatly effect cloud nucleation which greatly affects heat absorbed from sun.

    Repeat after me, man is not all powerful. Man is not the center of the solar system.

    =-====
    I left this comment at Forbes, Forbes is a direct mouthpiece of the globalist banker effers

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/08/26/different-recipes-for-cooking-our-planet/


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  • Dick Shenary

    Stock – I have great respect for your nuclear views and comments but do not share your take on climate change. This forum is dedicated to nuclear issues and yes nuclear intersects with climate change. You are correct when you say man is not all powerful, if we were, we would not be having this nuclear discussion nor would we be concerned with the climate.


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  • Dick Shenary

    In 2008, the Energy Department estimated that to construct a new power reactor would cost approximately $9 billion dollars. Hmm – let’s see – $9,000,000,000 would buy how many solar panels (@ $2/watt) or wind turbines? In solar, this money would finance approximately 20 million 225 watt solar panels, which is enough to provide truly clean power for 10,000 American homes indefinitely. I say indefinitely because solar panels have no known lifetime and will not need to be re-licensed in the future and will not contaminate the environment. The evacuation zone around a solar system is considered to be 20 feet so that they will not fall on you during high winds.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Shut all Nuclear Power Plants down..now! :)

    We do not need them! They all spew poisons 24/7! :(


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  • Dick Shenary

    One more point since I have the access secret (Shush – we don't want certain shills back). Nuclear power plants take ten or more years to construct before they can begin to produce power. One specific plant took over 40 years to construct. Solar power systems at most take a couple of weeks to construct and produce power. So while the construction crews are making good money for years(and I am not against that), solar power systems will be cranking out power that people can actually use without fear of consequences.


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Ontological and Stock: I wonder how and if the weakening of the sunlight has an adverse effect on solar power ?


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      • Dick Shenary

        HL – Perhaps we can increase the efficiency of solar panels in the future to compensate for declining solar energy reaching ground level.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Maybe that was the goal of chemtrails and HAARP — to be able to charge to let in sunlight for people's solar panels. Access fees because you just can't let people have stuff for free, except those that already have everything. Flip a switch and 1/2 acre gets sunshine. Only rich people have tans…


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        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          I've always said, if they could find a way to privitize air they would probably do it. Been reading Under the Dome and that didn't work out too well for those people. I sure wish there was a profit in fixing this disaster. Then maybe the nuclear industry would clean up their mess instead of just covering it up and sending their idiot shills to torment the opposition. But alas, the only people that could save us won't even admit a triple China syndrome is a problem. And they think the fish is just fine, so they probably won't be around too long anyway. I feel like I'm trapped in the middle of a herd of lemmings stampeding off a cliff. Every nuclear expert should be on this like white on rice, for free, for the sake of mankind, for their own sakes. I just don't understand the lack of fight or resolve to save ourselves. When is our instinct for survival going to kick in? We are suffocating ourselves in pollution from every quarter and the brakes don't seem to work on this crazy train. Maybe it's just our time. I'm beginning to think we've left the cliff and it's just a long fall.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    His presence allows the truth to be blown right out into the open! :)

    He hurt his cause drastically by posting here, since all that he states, not only can be refuted, but can be verified as lies with our presented facts.

    Not a good thing for somebody trying to change people's minds about Nuclear Technologies.

    Nuclear is very bad, has been very bad and will always be very bad for all the life residing on this planet.. :( This fact has already been proven!

    Fukushima should have been the final "death blow" for this entire industry and now we all know and it's very plain to see..that we have morons in charge everywhere… :(

    We ground all fire air support for one plane crash, yet allow these Nuclear morons to continue to operate Nuclear Power Plants unabated.

    If this is not proof enough that none of these people in charge have any brains then I am not sure what reality we all live in, but it's not a truthful one, that fact is for sure.


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  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    Please everyone try to keep in mind at all times "the trolls are here because we are WINNING". They are a reaction to our success. A gauge if you will. Can you smell the desperation driving them? i sure can. Toothless and desperate. good job everyone.


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Alan, agreed. And the numbers of enenewsers are steadily rising… and I do all I can as a single person to raise awareness and lead people to this site. Everyone counts. I am waiting for the outrage of parents when they realize the fizzing monstrosities that are sickening, mutating and killing their children and grandchildren and the entire planet ! Where is that UPROAR people ?!


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, we are a legion, trying to save the planet from ourselves.. :) Good Job!


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    What I want to know is — When did the "Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" change their name to "Tepco?"


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  • byron byron

    What if admin were to charge a credit or debit card $10? A ONE-TIME MEMBERSHIP FEE for most of us. But trolls would have to use a new credit card (with another real world name printed on it) each time they switch identity! The understanding of course is that the $10 charge for using the website is a contribution which carries no provision for permission to post. Other services do this all the time. If a member of .. service doesn't follow the rules they get kicked out and the money is Not refunded. So here, If the poster becomes troll-like they are gone. Their silliness just gave the website another $10. Maybe we could even do away with the two silly advertising spots..
    Imagine, trolls having to go through another $10 on a different credit/debit card each time they switch identity?..
    How many of you would put $10 on your debit card to do this? Please note that I have no difficulty with handles shown as who posted a message. Those would remain. This merely applies so that Admin can fix the website.


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