Japan Times: Sources reveal Fukushima radiation cover-up — ‘Massively high levels’ hidden since last July — Nuclear Official: “Something like this cannot happen”

Published: February 12th, 2014 at 9:36 pm ET


Japan Times, Feb. 11, 2014: Tepco hid record-level radiation data last July — [Tepco] did not tell the public until recently that massively high levels of radiation were found in groundwater collected last July at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, even though the utility was aware of the data that month, according to sources. […] When Tepco reported the data to the Nuclear Regulation Authority last week, it initially claimed that it had only recently compiled the data, NRA sources said. However, the embattled utility later corrected the timing, apparently showing that it had withheld the record readings, the sources said. […] The withholding of the radiation data looks to be the latest in a long line of missteps for the utility, experts said. […] Tepco concluded at the time that the data were inaccurate, citing the huge difference in the two measurements, despite knowing that its method of measuring beta ray-emitting materials could show lower-than-actual levels, the sources said. […] the utility has repeatedly changed its explanations […]

Reuters, Feb. 12, 2014: […] Almost three years since the reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi station [Tepco] still lacks basic understanding of measuring and handling radiation, Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said on Wednesday. The utility has been widely criticised for an inept response to the March 2011 disaster. […] Tepco said there was a calibration mistake with one machine measuring strontium levels of well water at the plant, and it had also found an error with devices that decipher all-beta radiation. […]

Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority: “Something like this cannot happen … This is what becomes the basis of various decisions, so they must do their utmost to avoid mistakes in measuring radiation.”

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Published: February 12th, 2014 at 9:36 pm ET


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101 comments to Japan Times: Sources reveal Fukushima radiation cover-up — ‘Massively high levels’ hidden since last July — Nuclear Official: “Something like this cannot happen”

  • dosdos dosdos

    And the lies continue…. no end in sight.

    If they threatened to execute a top TEPCO executive for every piece of misinformation given, we'd have the full truth.

    • OldFool

      TEPCO is only a profit seeking corporation. To do the job right would have cost several hundreds of billions of dollars that TEPCO will NEVER spend. This is yet another example why not pushing TEPCO aside on March 11, 2011, will go down in infamy as the greatest mistake the human race has ever made in all of recorded history. 10,000 future generations (perhaps living underground like the Mole People) will curse us with every feeble wheeze.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      dosdos…I was thinking the same thing…What weight does "Japan's nuclear regulator raps Fukushima operator over radiation readings" this is a bunch of crap. This is all just to calm the people and make them think someone actually cares that nuclear cartels are killing the earth and all lifeforms.

      The Tepco executives who have been hiding this information from the world should be made to drink the water from the tanks that are leaking.

      • We Not They Finally

        nbUSA, we totally agree. But it's also better that AT LEAST THEY ARE STILL REPORTING. it's terrible to have to say that, but at least it's not the total silence that they thought they had legislated into being.

    • patb2009

      In the old days, a Japanese leader who failed would commit suicide.
      If we had Tepco bosses lined up with swords ripping their guts out, we'd
      get a lot more truth.

    • Highly Radioactive Fukushima‬ Tsunami Ocean Debris, One Sample Tested 2 Million Bq/kg; via @AGreenRoad

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    23 US Nuclear Plants use same GE Fukushima reactors
    January 26, 2014
    “…Until now, it’s been somewhat of a secret that General Electric designed the six nuclear reactors that were damaged and melted down in Fukushima in 2011. In fact, GE actually manufactured three of the six, while Toshiba built two and Hitachi produced one. The design that five of the six reactors were manufactured to were the GE Mark I model, while the sixth was the later GE Mark II version. Both models have been criticized since their inception in the 1960’s as having a faulty design….
    “It seems every time GE needs a $139 billion bailout like it did in 2008, a regulatory law change, exemption or other government favor, Democratic elected officials get a generous contribution and then return the favor.
    “President Obama and fellow Democrats have been so appreciative of Jeff Immelt’s financial help, Obama named the General Electric CEO as the country’s Jobs Czar after his first election in 2008. At the same time, Immelt and GE were accepting an emergency $139 billion taxpayer-backed bailout to save its GE Capital financial division. Critics like us here at Whiteout Press were incensed at that appointment. Historically speaking, GE and Jeff Immelt are one of, if not thee, worst outsourcer of American jobs in US history….
    “So when The Daily Sheeple featured an article by Chris Carrington suggesting a cover-up of the dangers posed to Americans over their own GE-designed nuclear reactors, many took notice…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      “So when The Daily Sheeple featured an article by Chris Carrington suggesting a cover-up of the dangers posed to Americans over their own GE-designed nuclear reactors, many took notice. The author also laid quite a bit of blame on Japanese, American and GE officials spanning the past 40 years for their own cover-up of the dangers posed by the General Electric reactors – dangers that came to fruition in 2011….
      “Researcher and reporter Chris Carrington goes back to 1972 to begin exposing the cover-up that led to the 2011 catastrophe in Fukushima. It was in that year that Stephen H. Hanauer of the Atomic Energy Commission called on GE to discontinue its Mark I nuclear reactor design because it, “presented unacceptable safety risks.”
      “Immediately after, Joseph Hendrie who would later become the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, agreed that the Mark I should be stopped. But instead of warning the world about the dangers of the GE design, he warned the nuclear industry that the design was so popular and already in place around the world, a warning of its danger, ‘could well be the end of nuclear power.’…
      ” The article author cites a number of critics who reportedly believe General Electric should be held partially liable for the disaster in Japan. They insist that GE not only designed the faulty reactors, but built them and has been on-site to run them for the Japanese utility TEPCO all this time. In fact, they suggest that GE is actually profiting from the…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      In fact, they suggest that GE is actually profiting from the disaster by outsourcing its knowledge and expertise to the Japanese government in a multi-billion-dollar effort to contain the still-leaking radiation.
      “The report goes on to explain that even if negligence is discovered, on either TEPCO or GE’s part, both corporations are exempt from liability. Apparently, all nuclear reactor operators pay into a general liability fund, just like US banks, in case of large-scale accidents. It’s estimated that each nuclear plant pays roughly $100 million into the fund, which reportedly exceeds $10 billion. For that insurance payment, the reactor manufacturers and operators are exempt from liability.
      “Critics argue that $100 million per site is nowhere near enough money to cover the clean-up of a Fukushima-style disaster. Japanese authorities have already set aside $80 billion to clean-up Fukushima, and there are still 10,000 more years to babysit the contaminated nuclear site. That’s 800-times the amount US authorities have allowed the nuclear corporations to pay for the insurance policy on what could potentially be a $1 trillion-dollar-disaster after all is said and done….
      “23 Fukushima’s waiting to happen in the United States. That’s what nobody wants to talk about.”

    • mt1000

      " it’s been somewhat of a secret" … no it's not! We've been talking about that since day 1! Only the lazy, self-muzzled "press" has skipped reporting any mention of G.E. in 3 years.

      • atomicistheword

        General Electric Hitachi are partners, General Electric Hitachi Canada is a separate company from its American counterpart, primarily to weasel out of any damages from either side of the boarder when their ailing atomic radiation reactors fail and blow up.

        U.S. fines General Electric Hitachi nuclear(atomic) unit over flawed reactor design… Reuters Jan, 2014.


        The cake eating underlings are RESTLESS as the rats prepair to leave a sinking ship, just like they did in Japan.

        • atomicistheword

          PS. The insurance company that insures atomic power plants should not pay claims in Fukushima because prior knowledge is known in the location suitability and reactor design faults in those said reactors. THEY KNEW.

          The atomic power industry has been putting pressure on the US government to remove subsidies for clean energy based on the fact that TRUE clean energy is eating into their polluting bottom line.

          • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

            that is right atomicistheworld…THEY ALL KNEW!!! but private profits over public safety. i hope to live long enough to see them ALL rue the day.

            • atomicistheword

              You guys should watch this, very well said, except for his love of atomic power.


              The builder of the Fukushima nuclear plant knew for years that its design was severely flawed, yet failed to inform the Japanese government or correct the design defects. One of its designers quit in protest !


  • JP JP

    All nuclear truth is an empty promise.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    What percentage of people do you think would know if there was a cover-up or not. This stuff is so confusing and complex that only experts can make any sense out of it. So they just wanted to buffalo the experts who could not verify what they were told. With global warming they really want to pitch nuclear power. Both are build on sand.

    • andagi andagi

      Dear Capt. Nemo,
      To echo your astute point… 'so confusing and complex' …'wanted to buffalo' …these things now seem mainstream and normal these days… in many, formally trusted arenas.
      I'm so thankful for ENENews and for those who are so brave, adept and truthful to speak out and offer hard won expertise, essential values, truths and passionate compassion for the essential human rights we seem to have once known. Such great gifts and intent… my heart goes out to you all here.
      It's truly a new day, dear ones. Keep reading, posting and sharing wonderful ENENews -generating change worldwide 24/7!
      Thank you so much intrepid Admin and faithful readers/posters.
      Take good care, all 🙂

    • andagi andagi

      Watch carefully what's happening with medical care, diagnosing, insurance, coding/billing, prescription coverage everyone…

      • We Not They Finally

        Also watch National Cancer Institute (under the NIH — federal) proposals. They say that cancer is being "over-diagnosed." That we should only call it "cancer" when it is "life-threatening." They want to dumb down the stats so there is both less treatment and less public awareness. (Also less humanity, more heartlessness, etc.)

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, yes and no on "complex and confusing." "Enough to kill you" people would understand.

    • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

      cap'n nemo… respectfully i just want to say, i figured it out and i am certainly no einstein.

  • weeman

    Why does enenews exist, if it was not for the disinformation we are feed, their would be no conspiracy.
    Unfortunately the conspiracy gains momentum with such disclosure.
    We're are we at, the precipice or not and if not, the writting is on the wall and time to change our ways, ya.

  • GQR2

    Nuclear Official :
    "Something like this cannot happen"
    ah this , this premise has proven to be at the least magical thinking, its more likely paid shill speak and is responsible for the slow motion ELE that the criminals that be have chosen to lie about for economic interests above Life on planet earth interests.

    Everything they assured us was under the safe control of experts,but it never has been not even for one minute. Not any aspect of its operations.

    The leaks,permanent ruin has happened and keeps happening only getting exponentially worse with each passing minute as the waters run through the plant. Active open air meltdowns ??? Catastrophic nuclear reator hemorrhages ??
    Guess that to was filed under Something like this cannot happen.
    Right ! This can all be filed under The End. unabridged edition.

    • GQR2

      ..something like this cannot happen.
      They said that about the Titanic too.

      This technology should never EVER been brought forward to litter the globe as it. Reactors everywhere,uses in medicine seems over done. Never should have been developed. There aren't enough labs,not enough robots,not enough DNA, No solution to this because it wasn't supposed to happen could never happen. yep.
      and worst of all,not enough earnest concern.

      It is the heart of darkness. Perhaps if our culture didn't accept the pablum of amerikan exceptional ism and all its Orwellian myths..perhaps in the 40's it could have been stopped. Not sure about that, the scientists are so taken with themselves and how super smart they are. They don't seem so smart today.

  • Daisy207

    IAEA has a lab in Japan and two in Austria – why aren't they using that lab – No nuclear power plant has a lab capable of measuring these waste products. At best they can scan for indicator parameters like tritium. No human can handle very hot samples – they have to be done robotically. There are just not enough labs in the world than can adequately collect, prep and analyze very hot samples of water and soil – except for limited testing on a hand full of parameters which isn't enough. We have created a source of very toxic waste – and we don't have labs that can perform tests when there is a release. We are dumber than cockroaches. At least when there is food they breed and when there is no food they eat each other. That's why they have survived for so long. As a species, we are just breeders with no thought of the future.

    • Nuclear facilities have excellent labs, Daisy. With equipment designed to read all energy levels and isotopes as well as doses. Air and surface at various stations in the plant and air/water in all systems and release pathways is tested regularly and there are hps, radiochemists and technicians on site at all times just for the purpose.

      The labs at Daiichi 1-4 are gone, but 5 & 6 are intact, and there's also Daini. TEPCO's got dozens of reactors – with labs, equipment and well qualified personnel at all of them. Plus GE's got people on site, many other experts right down the road consulting, advising, and all that sort of thing. Whenever you hear some corporate wig or government puppet claim that TEPCO doesn't know what it's doing and can't even handle a standard water or air sample right, they're lying to you.

  • shamwow shamwow

    They lie because that is all that is left. Pretense.

    If Tepco admitted the truth then there would be a global panic. Real estate prices in Japan and on the West Coast would collapse. Economies would collapse. Money would be worthless and mass evacuations would take place etc.

    Would it lead to a solution? Not sure, my guess is not. It is an unstoppable crisis that will get worse by the day. Better to lie and pray it will go away like a bad nightmare.

    • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

      My thoughts too shamwow.

    • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

      shamwow, would it lead to a solution?? it very well might have, given that people were aware of the seriousness of the situation. everyday i am amazed at the ingenuity and genius of humankind. (unfortunately, the utter ignorance floors me as well)

      • shamwow shamwow

        Human ingenuity with nuclear power plants needs to be applied before any accident. It does little good once the cat is out of the bag so to speak.

        Putting the generators in the basement, lowering the terrain in a known tsunami coast line and putting holding tanks 100 feet above ground were all actions that created this crisis(the utter ignorance part). How do you reverse that after the fact? It is really terrible.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Update on Fukushima: Discovery of Plutonium Leakage and Highly Radioactive Water – March 2011


  • Questionit

    Something is coming. There was no mistake, there was no calibration issue. Tepco knew the real numbers all along, as did the NRA and key people in the govt.. Something is making them release some information. (The real numbers may be even higher than they are admitting.)

    They are setting the stage and prepping the public for a greater bombshell. And they know what it is.

    So, something is coming.

    • rakingmuck

      I feel the same way Questionit and it is terrifying me. I have never had true nightmares. Have had them the last two nights in a row.

      • bo bo

        Why all this exposure all of a sudden? All so sudden and weird. As if there is some kind of intention…
        Although, at the same time they must be stumped: 'wow. We're releasing all this information yet the public is still asleep… fluoride is working too well…'

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          I agree bo…also, there have so been many stories being released. a few months ago we were lucky to get 5 a week, and we are getting three a day or more.

          Maybe they are preparing us for a major financial collapse, and the ptb want us to think we are all going to die so we won't riot in the streets?

          • bo bo

            The amazing thing about it is people still aren't talking about it, with all this disclosure ! Or is it because I'm never on facebook ? I've forgotten my facebook password and been too lazy to check, maybe if I logged in people are going crazy …? I doubt it.

            • sayonara kitty sayonara kitty

              ha, fat chance… i did my once every two months log in today, most of my friends were posting photos of the sushi they ordered and shrimp scampi they were cooking. (pretty sure i am still the "village idiot' in their eyes), i will be heartbroken if any of their kids or grandkids get sick. that is the real reason i keep up on this. somebody needs to protect the kids. (or raise awareness)

      • Agreed

        There is something that cannot be hidden that we are being prepped for.

        Of course, we will not be told the full truth of it.

        • Socrates

          I have felt that they are preparing us for the inevitable bad news that nothing can be done. The releases will be part of the new normal. Mortality and morbidity rates will increase. Levels will be recorded much higher in milk, air, food, and water.

          I just hope that a big earthquake does not come along.

          The news is getting out. Massive and continuing releases will affect medical costs and insurance rates. Many professionals have read Chernobyl studies, even analyzed some of the data. Similar effects will show up in Japan and here.

          That's my take. It will not just go away so they must handle the inevitable.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Pretty sure all insurance policies will/have been set up over the past 3 years to exclude Nuclear Coverage liabilities.. 🙁 We are all sadly on our own…

            • Socrates

              Health insurance cannot exclude treatment, even if caused by nuclear fallout.

              Regarding homeowners insurance, damage to the structure would be in the category of nuclear contamination by radiation. Levels would have to be very high for that.

              Value of the real estate is not insured. But earthquake damage takes a special endorsement, flooding may be excluded or is it wind. That came up in Katrina… if your flooding was caused by wind, it was covered.
              If you live on the beach maybe buckyballs…Insurance companies are excluding nuclear in homeowners coverage. They know something we don't…like coming high exposures requiring decontamination – like asbestos abatement or Hauta virus contamination – it could be expensive. Insurance companies do not want that risk. If California became uninhabitable, that would bankrupt all insurance companies.

              • bf9 bf9

                As to what we're being "prepped" for, I think that the insurance industry's bankruptcy (which is one of many scenarios for a domino effect for worldwide economic collapse) is a piece of the steaming radioactive pie that's about ready to be taken out of the oven. All these executive bankers committing suicide, the extremely under-reported water flow from Fuku, more than one Pu explosion, exponentially increasing health issues daily assuredly all over the world (certainly here in AZ- already had SEVERAL friends my age, early 20's, die from a 'mysterious brain hemorrhage' heart attack, or receive a cancer diagnosis etc)…it all points to the world economic collapse and revelation of the severity of the situation. It'll be interesting to see the order and manner in which the next few months take place but I would agree with everyone above that one of these major bombshells is rapidly approaching.

                Get ready boys and girls.

                • We Not They Finally

                  We are SO sorry about your friends in their early twenties. We're still reeling here from a friend (though not in her 20's) getting a diagnosis of TWO separate cancers out of the clear blue, and one of them turned out to be stage 4! She's also one of the BEST people we know. It's completely abnormal. It's almost like every day is becoming a vigil for the world.

                  • bf9 bf9

                    Thank you, but not to worry- it was one of those individuals who pointed me here and I'm sure glad he did. What a sharp learning curve I stumbled into! What depresses me most is that despite all of this anecdotal evidence in my circle…nobody seems to listen, have the ability to comprehend, or shuts down on the topic out of denial. "I told you so" is no consolation prize for me this time. The user who sent me here is due to undergo surgery for his brain tumor soon and will be freezing it with the appropriate tests being done- plans on joining one of the class actions to sue the living shit out of TEPCO/GE or the like if they find an isotope. THAT'S a consolation I'll settle for- some of their precious coin being taken from them and likely an enormous story if the media manages not to suppress it. The the evidence then leaves the realm of anecdotal.

                    But alas, I do think it is too late to do anything about this disaster as the levels keep rising. I think we're getting close to the time in which abandon ship is declared. Maybe the world economy will conveniently collapse just prior to that? Would be a very good way to flood the media.

          • zogerke zogerke

            The news and lawsuit about the uss ronald reagan and health damage to young service people (from fuku radiation) is spreading the word lately in some circlea. Some intelligent people who have been ignoring this issue are being woken up by reporting about that lawsuit.


    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I've been having that feeling too. I'm just not sure what or where 'it' will be. These last few days…just this last week, I've been having that gut-sense that something else is going to happen. (I hope I'm wrong).

      • We Not They Finally

        PurpleRain, we (two) understand. We had extreme foreboding just PRIOR to 3-11; and ever since, it's been relative states of foreboding. Life still goes on, but then there seem to be waves of foreboding, we don't always know just why, or where it is coming from. We just tell ourselves that it is always better to be sensitive, always better to care.

      • rakingmuck

        11 Horrific Releases in last 72 hours and counting. I cannot sleep anymore.

    • Stacy

      I agree. Been watching this since the onset and consider myself fairly good at recognizing strategy. This release of information seems contrived and is a prelude…and despite what should be horrifying people the majority still sleep. Wishing all here peace.

    • We Not They Finally

      Re "something is coming": Also remember that last summer here was a major earthquake — 7.5 which they downgraded to a 6.8. (The USGS does that a lot.) But there were NO damage reports given at the time.

      New earthquakes aren't "if." Whatever news they are drib-drabbing now is just catch-up for whatever unreported new catastrophe.

    • MochiMadness

      Q, I agree. I think it's the typical modus operandi of all Psychopaths (since corporations are people, I get to describe them as individual entities). Get ahead of the narrative. You're cheating on your wife? You "up your game". You create the illusion of transparency and honesty-so when the "reasonable doubt" arrives, she's more willing to believe the best of you.

      I think the "big thing coming"—is the flood of information that will come out about birth defects, stillbirths or "jellyfish" babies–and then the fisheries will collapse–it's only going to take another year or so–if that….before the evidence is so overwhelming, that no privacy law on this planet will stop it.

      Then the mass migrations–it's already happening very quietly. Once that dam breaks? All bets are off.
      TEPCO will say…"WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE LEVELS and you just sat there, doing nothing. If you and your families are dying, that is NOT OUR FAULT. WE WARNED YOU." (eventually) But escalating bad news–we all know it is a desensitizing exercise–drip, drip, drip.
      Just like the stores being deluged yesterday with panicked people before the snowstorm. They knew days in advance–but also, with the knowledge of climate change and weather problems–who the hell would not have emergency supplies on hand?
      This is what TPTB are counting on.

  • RonM RonM

    If only this disaster could serve as a blessing in disguise and spur humanity to end it's pursuit of nuclear energy and dismantle all of the nuclear warheads as well as clean up all of the radioactivity as best as possible and sequester it in the most secure location for the next gazillion years.

    If only?

    If only the truth was told,

    If only the truth was known to all,

    If only we could stop the damage that has been done now and not produce anymore maybe our planet could survive this disaster.

    If only humanity could put earth first before profits and war

    If only we could all live in a sustainable world without toxic pollution, industrial chemicals, plastics, radioactive waste and a deceptively ignorant society that is either economically enslaved or mentally brainwashed to care about only themselves and their own interests including the idol worship of sports, music, and Hollywood superstars.

    Maybe we should all hope that Fukushima's deadly consequences appear en masse and within a few years so that the horror can be experienced by a single generation so that the hypnotized masses can awaken and seize the world back from the exploiters and death dealers.

    If only this nightmare planet that I wake up to everyday was an illusion.

    If only I was insane and able to live a happy insulated life free of external worries and full of absorbing hobbies and past time

    At least I'm not the only one to understand the destruction that our species has inflicted…

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    LIES OR NOT . . .

    Only thing you can do us leave, or not leave the Northern Hemisphere.

  • rogerthat

    Hm. The Japan Times classifies concealment of life-threatening data as ''missteps''. Missteps in the dance of death.

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      And when Obama lies and NSA's Clapper lies, they say they mis-spoke. No, you LIED you specious bunch of demons.

  • rogerthat

    .. That was unkind. It's the experts who think these are missteps.

  • Jebus Jebus

    EPA, protecting you from nothing found…

    EPA: No link to W. Salem cancer cluster


    • Jebus Jebus

      EPA study finds no environmental cause for West Salem cancer cases

      “It’s really odd for us to come in and see low or no levels of contamination,” Tony Barber, of EPA’s Portland office, told parents of the children in an emotional, two-hour private meeting Tuesday night.

      EPA plans to publicly release its report on Wednesday.

      The agency agreed to the study in December 2012, in response to a public petition, after 17-year-old West Salem High School student Lisa Harder died of osteosarcoma.

      At least four other West Salem youths have been diagnosed with the same type of bone cancer in recent years.


  • Foggyworld

    Truly amazed that Japan has not been asking nations around the world to take in folks to prevent the complete decimation of their population and culture. No one is this short sighted.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    It would appear that they really are that.. short sighted. 🙁

  • Sickputer

    SP: Terrible health hazards in Tokyo, disastrous times ahead for the 2020 Olympic Games:

    It is incumbent for the Board of Directors of the International Olympic Committee to follow their ow bylaws:

    "To ensure the regular celebration of the Olympic Games;

    To cooperate with the competent public or private organisations and authorities in the endeavour to place sport at the service of humanity and thereby to promote peace;

    To encourage and support measures protecting the health of athletes;

    To oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes;

    To encourage and support the efforts of sports organisations and public authorities to provide for the social and professional future of athletes;

    To encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to promote sustainable development in sport and to require that the Olympic Games are held accordingly"


    SP: I think they can find valid grounds for several of the reasons listed above.

    Tepco/Diet is NOT "competent"

    The health of athletes is at risk even now in Tokyo and will get worse.

    You are commanded to support concern for the environment that is lacking from leaders in Japan.

    • We Not They Finally

      There is no 2020 Olympics. We're just hoping for a 2020 world.

      • many moons

        Exactly, if there was even a slim chance of a 2020 Olympics, they probably wouldn't have chosen Japan, knowing that problems there might have increased by 2020…but seeing how it really doesn't matter…what the hell, lets make the Olympic pick part of the big lie and hope it sticks until the elite folks have there digs finished down under…the earth.

        Maybe we can use the fracking machines to put holes in their underground cities.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Sochi is on the bank of the Black Sea. And Chernobyl is leaking huge amounts of radiation to the Dneipro River which feeds into the Black Sea. Have any of the athletes brought geiger counters with them.

    I think whatever horrible is at Fuikushima has already happened. And I doubt very much that we will be told. And I think the politicians and the nuclear engineers are so drunk or doped up that they all have their heads in the sand.

    The article I posted earlier today said that 4 reactors had melted down, and no one even noticed the change from 3 to 4.

    • We Not They Finally

      ALL of these reactors apparently had not just the core, but spent full pools and equipment pools. Technically that would add up to 12. It's almost like we have to start counting backwards — how would we know what's still IN TACT over there?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    There might actually be more than 4… 🙁 It's a secret though..

  • Jebus Jebus

    Will anyone here really be surprised, when, it is revealed that nothing can be done?
    In effect, just deal with it. And still no real truths.
    The truths that encompass this disaster are known already.
    There has to be a solid bottom on the mess to contain it.
    Drilling under the reactors to put a bottom on it, is impossible. Drilling through the broken, fractured, strata, on the beach, is futile. Hell they can't even control the water topside. There is no way that they can do battle with an ocean of hydraulic pressure twice a day.

    This trumps every single containment strategy put forth since this disaster began.

    The feat would need to be global in effort. Not gonna happen. It would bankrupt the planet, and we all know how the system is upside down anyways. They love their precious coin too much. In essence it would be an admittance of nuclear failure, while gobbling cash. So the default action was/is/will be do as little as possible, while saving the coin. The flip side is that Japan is toast economically either way. So why pay to fail? Just continue the spin until the end. Which is really the beginning.
    The Ocean will be accumulating radionuclides forever from this.
    The Earth deserves better than this outcome. Mankind doesn't.

    The blowback from this nuclear truth is approaching.

    Be prepared for that. This is setting up to not end well.

    That, my friends, is Pandora's Promise.

    I wish all of you the best. All of you certainly tried.

    • Jebus Jebus

      Sounds like defeat, doesn't it.

      I'll give you one word as to why I have come to this conclusion.

      Capitalism. Nothing get's done, unless someone gets paid.

      It's not the end in the traditional sense.

      Thats why is's the beginning.

      I hope I'm wrong.

      • Socrates

        Yes, Jebus, the profit motive is often at odds with safety. If there was unlimited responsibility, then regulation would be easier. We saw this with banks being able to take risk off their own balance sheets and being to able to get bailed out. These are incentives to maximize profits by taking extreme risks.

        If a big earthquake comes every 1,000 years. and they build the building to withstand less than maximum, and they plan to run the plant for 100 years, then they take a 10% chance of total meltdown. That's exactly what they did. There is a 6% chance that another quake will come along and dump the spent fuel pools before they can empty them.

        This is insane and criminal. Voice of Russia has a seismologist making these exact assumptions and calculating the odds.

        In South America, you have a better chance. 6% on top on how bad it will be for sure…

  • We Not They Finally

    Funny thing, the more they censor the news, the more it fails to go away….

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    WNTF…. 🙂

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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Doh de doh. Oops forgot to turn the meter on. Doh! Oh well. Doh De Doh, call the media tell em nothin to worry bout. They believe everything we tell 'em.

    Months later…

    Just turned on dah meter… Yikes. Hey um, media guys…

    It's higher. Sugar coat for us will ya boys? Remember ya owe me big…

    Cause I gave ya the big scoops over the years. Well, the meter wasn't on. But we sure got our subsidies. He he.

    Time to call da wife and tell her I'll be late at work with the mistress. I mean dat reactor thingie.

    Doh de doh de dum.

    Hello, Marge?

  • Nick

    Nick….would you stop talking about Fukushima like it was some sort of conspiracy thing!

    Nick….why are you still talking about Fukushima? 3/11 happened, like three years ago.

    Nick… why are you so down on nuclear power? Don't you agree that we need to reduce our carbon footprint?

    Nick… you seem to think it is important to test for radioactive fall-out everywhere, how could it be that bad, i don't see much in the news about it these days?

    Nick…. you seem to be obsessed with scaring people about the horrors of an unimaginable disaster that like happened almost three years ago. Move on…

    Just SOME of what I have had to endure these past 35 months.

    I will go to my grave ranting and raving about the stupidity of our utter lack of curiosity about something that will affect the planet until our sun becomes a red giant.

    Toxic at the atomic level.

    • GQR2

      The reactor of your heart,has reached criticality.

      a newser whose name i cannot remember sheesh said that. The world has been robbed of its future. They poisoned the entire earth. (nice job F*6#-ers)
      The things we need make us sick,damage our chromosomes,dna. They have stolen our birthright our future our dreams.
      And this isn't being over dramatic-it's putting it mildly.

    • zogerke zogerke

      nick, not that it is any real solace, but you are in good company. your quotes paraphrase my experiences and responses from folks in my world. OR- there is just silence.
      'we can't do anything about it so why bother. i don't see it!'

      at least my friend at work got his wife to stop eating fish when she was pregnant- their newborn was underweight and early, but is FINE at 2 weeks.

  • Nick


    A few minutes after I posted above, a young girl said to me…

    "Guess what my Daddy's doing on Valentine's day? He's going to have surgery on his thyroid."

    Nick: "Sorry to her that. Can you give him a big hug before his surgery?"

    Girl: "sure, the doctors are going to remove his thyroid, it's bumpy. He won't be able to go skiing with me for a while."

    Nick: "Hang in there and make sure you get him to smile when he's feeling better"

    Girl: "You bet, bye."

    After I had left her in the hall, I turned a corner and wept.

    I had to wash my face, hoping the tears weren't streaking my face too much.

    Even now, as I type, I am racked with sobs, not just for her and her dad, but for all of us.

    Whoa! Hooo! Damn it all.

  • Nick

    Both of my brothers have also had their thyroids removed (in the past 3 years).

    I'm sure mine is compromised as well, but right now the lump in my throat is for us all.

  • pkjn

    Tokyo Electric took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima
    TOKYO Feb 13, 2014

    (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric said late on Wednesday Tokyo Electric detected 5 million becquerels per liter of radioactive strontium-90 in a sample from a groundwater well about 25 meters from the ocean September 2013. That reading was more than 5 times the broader all-beta radiation reading taken at the same groundwater well 2 months earlier.

    Strontium-90, which has a half-life of around 29 years, is estimated to be twice as harmful to the human body as cesium-137, another isotope that was released in large quantities during the meltdowns at Fukushima in March 2011. The legal limit for releasing strontium-90 into the ocean is 30 becquerels per liter.

    This is NOT an appropriate way to deal with the desire of the public (for transparency) and in particular, the regulator, which is now very closely regulating issues related to public health, the environment and so on.

    Japan's government vowed to provide half a billion dollars to help contain contaminated water at Fukushima September 2013, just days before Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Prime Minister Abe told the International Olympic Committee then that contaminated water at Fukushima was "under control".


  • pjrsullivan

    After building tens of thousands of nuclear blast weapons and then hurling thousands of them at us, what are we to consider they are aiming to do to us with this Hitachi-GE dirty bomb power plant shot? Might this not be their last straw attempt, to kill us in really Big numbers here?

    We know that our blast protection is complete, because not one shot that Judah hurled at us has exploded on us yet.

    Judah has failed to get us with blast because every shot they took at us, our extraterrestrial elders pulled off of us.

    Besides the air power shots, not one of the nuclear bombs that Judah planted in our cities, has been allowed to go off. Are we not yet aware that only the love of God for his kids and the diligence of our elders from space, has spared us from Judah nuclear blast war?

    To shut this dirty bomb power plant shot down we need to have the power of the purse in our hands. We must have the authority to issue our money so that we can hire the engineers needed to get in there before it crashes. If we do nothing, and allow Hitachi-GE to blow, might we then not be facing a potential extinction level event here? Must labor not stop this nuclear war attack upon us? Must labor not take hold of our purse? Does it not seem responsible to act and remove the menace and threat that this smoldering pile of nuclear waste is putting upon us here?

    To get hold of our purse, labor will need to STRIKE THEM OUT.