Officials: ‘Nuclear fuel material’ leak at Fukushima — Japan TV: Record levels of radioactivity detected in seawater — Spiked “more than 200 times” at sampling location — Highest concentrations ever measured in 11 different areas (VIDEO)

Published: May 31st, 2015 at 9:23 pm ET
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NHK, May 30, 2015 (emphasis added): Record levels of radioactivity in plant’s port — The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has found record-high levels of radioactive water in the facility’s port. It says the high levels are due to a leak… They later detected about 22,000 becquerels of beta ray-emitting substances per liter of water in a [ditch]… the channel was around 6,600 becquerels per liter. That’s more than 200 times higher than the figure recorded on Wednesday. TEPCO officials took samples of seawater from 4 locations in the port… 190 and 320 becquerels of radioactive substances per liter. The figure is the highest ever recorded in the port.

TEPCO Press Release (translation via Microsoft), May 29, 2015: Based on article 62 of the law on the regulation of nuclear source material, nuclear fuel material and reactors… contaminated water… spilled into the harbor… and specified nuclear fuel material regulations article 18 No. 11 “when contaminated with nuclear fuel or nuclear fuel material was leaked outside the administrative area”… we deem appropriate.

Previous report from NHK, May 29, 2015: Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima Daiichi – The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says workers have found a leak of comparatively highly radioactive water at the plant’s site. It says the water flowed into the plant’s port… They said they detected about 1,200 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting substances from water taken from the channel on Thursday. That figure was 40 times the level the previous day. They said the figure rose to a maximum of 1,400 becquerels on Friday. The officials believe the leakage continued over the two days…

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Published: May 31st, 2015 at 9:23 pm ET
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179 comments to Officials: ‘Nuclear fuel material’ leak at Fukushima — Japan TV: Record levels of radioactivity detected in seawater — Spiked “more than 200 times” at sampling location — Highest concentrations ever measured in 11 different areas (VIDEO)

  • Cs-134/137 density was 1,790,000,000 Bq/m3 from the sample taken on 1/28/2015. It was 1,670,000,000 Bq/m3 in November, 1,470,000,000 Bq/m3 in September, 1,460,000,000 Bq/m3 in July, which shows it has been constantly increasing though they release data only every two months.
    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/03/cs-134137-density-of-reactor-1-basement-water-continues-to-increase-since-last-july-1790000000bqm3/

    Fukushima Leaking High Level Radioactive Waste Water Into Ocean DAILY, Radiation Going Up Food Chain, Tanks Leaking Radioactive Gases
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-leaking-radioactive-water.html

    How did the radiation levels magically drop so much?


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  • Remember this? Now all of a sudden, the radiation drops to a fraction of that.. How did that happen?

    2014 – TV: Nuclear waste “flowing out to sea” from underground tunnels at Fukushima — 950 Billion Bq/m³ of cesium in Unit 2 shaft next to ocean — 11,000 tons estimated in tunnels — ‘Stream’ of moving water — Gov’t regulators ‘urgently assessing’ problems, ‘sense of crisis’ needed (VIDEO)
    http://enenews.com/tv-nuclear-waste-flowing-out-to-sea-from-underground-tunnels-at-fukushima-up-to-950-billion-bqm3-of-cesium-11000-m3-estimated-in-tunnels-govt-urgently-asessing-problems-at-plant


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    • We Not They Finally

      Well, they probably did do an "urgent assessment," and urgently assessed that the real figures looked too high….

      That said, it is so much like a patchwork quilt, even as to where they test or is it the same area every time, that no one (except maybe you — and it's great that you do) can keep track of it. Even when it is not confusing deliberately, it is still confusing. An interesting project would be a list of all their readings from the start to get some idea of how EXPONENTIALLY it keeps increasing. Maybe that would be a clue as to WHAT is happening — like the extent of new fissioning.

      Naturally, everyone would like to know what damage the earthquake did specifically. I wonder how long the wait for that, or if it will ever be told.


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    • We Not They Finally

      "Nuclear waste… flowing out to THE SEA" in the billions of becquerels is NOT the same as radioactive water in THE PORT, with only 190-320 becquerels? This seems deliberately crazifying so no one can make coherent sense of it, but maybe that's the point. I'm just not that confused, that it stops me from wondering if anything less than a multi-trillion becquerel rod shoved up where the Sun don't shine, would be an inducement for them to get their stories straight.


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    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Tepco continues to obscure the truth by failing to clearly identify the exact sampling locations of most of these rad test sample results. The test wells seem to be reported consistently (at least in terms of location) but these references to "ditches", "channels", "canals" "tunnels" and "port" are difficult to assess what exact location they are referring to. Tepco is not trustworthy. Tepco has zero honor. Tepco has repeatedly lied and committed mass murder as a result. We must be skeptical because trusting Tepco to tell the truth is literally putting our lives in their greedy radioactive hands.
      Ban Reactors Forever


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  • We Not They Finally

    So the water is 200 times more lethal post-earthquake than it was pre-earthquake? And the word "earthquake" appears nowhere in their statement? It's just "a leak"? Get those folk a better dictionary!


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  • Sol Man

    "That figure was 40 times the level (from) the previous day."

    There are not many other ways to speak the volumes that this statement speaks.


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  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    Dilution is the absolution! More than enough for all! Where is the shit flowing out from? Sure they're going to keep getting higher readings until they block the flow and contain it in the area before there is nobody left to care! This would be an unimaginable drastic all consuming project unlike anything man has undertaken. If it isn't done soon all life forms other than those that feed on radiation will come to an end on this planet! The whole site needs to be buried under enough earth below the bottom of the ocean so far no radiation can leech into the water. That's all. Wouldn't having never built them at all been a whole lot easier? On top of that we have about 400 more sites that need the same fate! This is one fine mess man has gotten himself into!


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  • dan dan

    *pulls curtains shut and turns out the light.

    Whew. If aliens had seen me trying to plug in this USB they'd know we are an easily invaded species.


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  • bowling

    jebus had an article from the bbc from 2011 that said the ocean was 10 million times more radioactive than normal.after 311. please consider that the oceans arw aaturated w radiation now from uranium mines millions of barrels of hi level waste, ships sunk. nuclear power plants pushed into the oceans. thousands of above ground nunclear explosipns 10s of thousand of underground nuclear explosions that delivered rad water into rivers into the oceans. low level.wastes from uranium mills and plutonium processing plants going into rivers and ocean from china korea pakistan israel s africa russia india usa pakistan iran france uk europe period. du from wars target practice etc. blow off of trititium from mainland.npps and nuclear aubs and ships. multiple nuclear power pland meltdowns. the earth is interconnected. radiation and radiocucleides are several quantum levels or millions of times mor toxic than chemical counterparts which are bad enough. we are sterilizing our oceans


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    • bowling

      70 years of lies brainwashing misinformation disinformation psychopathy atomic lysenkoism alice in wonderland atomic heroin nuclear whiskey multiple trips down multiple highlt radioactive primrose paths. a billion people dead from cancer, radiation induced inflammatory disease, inherited cancer , birth defects ,miscarriages elective abortions from radiation teratogenicity, thyroid, bacterial viral infections, auto immune diseases, immune systems destroyed people distegrated or burned by bombs . more than a trillion gallons of radioactve waste pumped into wells around us in the 60s and 70s from rogerthats articles that are probably in oceans now


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Yes, the Taliban are the hidden masterminds behind nuclear power plant management globally.


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        • hadia hadia

          @uninc
          yes, there are other masterminds behind everything on this planet: the pedophiles as referred to your above mentioned link!They cannot be treated? Ohh, yes of course they can.treat them with fuku-cards. wake up america, how you are getting mistreated.
          CA is already rad – dead, now yade-helm 15 making you believe the Taliban were coming???hh Fuku has been fully created intentionally!! by your hidden uneducated services before the pedoophiles and the nuke lobby and the shizophren politicians are bringing us down, we should bring THEM down. Any low dose of rad is on the long term deadly.So just enjoy every day of your "ffuture".


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    • Sol Man

      Bowling, tptb are sterilizing the earth. Microbes can't live in the highly radiated earth and water. Yes, to the molds, though. Molds win!

      Tptb are sterilizing the children with chemicals and rads. The kids have got to get out of school to go out and play; out from under the cloud of VOC vapors they must breathe because too many schools are located next to leaking gas/oil wells. Are there any loving adults that will step up in order to protect their children? There are in state legislatures, or the governors' offices, that cater to the demands of these industries.


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  • mrutopian mrutopian

    It is all Gods fault. Man doesn't have enough brains. The will to change is weak. We can try to communicate with the low iqs, but it will do no good. It is not your fault or my fault, we, the idealists and realists are the victims.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Yes and/but…. part of the reason "Man doesn't have enough brains" is ongoing radioactive contamination added to the insane payload of vaccines from the 80's on, flooding tiny brains with toxic heavy metals before they even have a language in which to think. People have to have brains DESPITE all that and it gets more and more challenging. Don't know if it's helpful, though, for people who DO have brains to embrace a victim consciousness. We need both our sanity and our dignity in tact for the increasingly rough ride. IMHO.


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      • bowling

        Ask sayonara kitty about the birth defect kids she sees at flea market. Ask majia about all the kids with autism from radiation. Go to Belarus where out of a pop of 10 million 85 percent of the kids have birth defects. Or everyone in america with thyroid metabolic disorder screwed up immune systems from rads. What the hell do vaccines have to do with Fukushima?


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      • bumpercrop

        and don't forget the chemtrails, full of aluminum, barium and strontium, and the EMF bombardment via wifi and smart meters and smart phones. Take into consideration the indoctrination of public schools, and the deliberate mind control programming of TV, along with the lies of the mainstream media, and the public is sufficiently zombied down into complete stupor. Most people I speak to regarding Fukushima, look at me with a dazed expression.


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  • razzz razzz

    TEPCO will soon announce another layer of concrete slurry will be applied to their harbor bottom just so work and workers can continue with the futile tasks of trying to contain the uncontainable. I'm surprised the harbor doesn't glow in the dark some nights since it is consider a part of containment by Abe. Reports like this will go on for decades unless a quake levels what remains of the site. Then 'containment' will be expanded to include the entire Pacific Ocean.

    The manmade harbor loading up with radioactivity is bad, the Pacific, not so much. Just ask Abe.


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    • jec jec

      Harbor does glow sometimes,@razzz, and have colors of the rainbow,and steam and bubble. Its part of the 'new' cold shutdown approach of TEPCO. They now consider the Pacific their private water cooling system…Wish I could say (sarcasm)…


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  • razzz razzz

    'Pulsating Aurora over Iceland'

    "Explanation: Why do some auroras pulsate? No one is sure. Although this unusual behavior has been known for a long time, the cause remains an active topic of research. Featured here is a dramatic video that captured some impressive pulsating auroras in mid-March over Svínafellsjökull Glacier in Iceland. The 48-second video is shown is not time-lapse. The real-time pulsations are exemplified by sequences where the astrophotographer is visible moving about in the foreground. A close inspection of the enigmatic flickering sky colors reveals that some structures appear to repeat, while others do not. The quick rapidity of the pulsations seen here is somewhat unusual — more common are aurora with pulsations that last several seconds. Recent research shows that pulsations are more common in electron-generated aurora, rather than proton aurora, and that the Earth's local magnetic field may fluctuate in unison."
    http://129.164.179.22/apod/ap150601.html


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  • Wyakin Wyakin

    Arjun Makhijani was one of the first to recognize the contaminated water accumulation problem. He proposed loading it on tankers and shuttling it to other destinations where water treatment could be the primary task/goal to allow focus on stabilization activities at the plant.

    The cost of such a plan would have interfered with profit margins. Why do water remediation, that costs money, when inaction allows contaminated water to conveniently leak away in substandard tanks diluting into the environment?

    Not so different than the ground water problem, or spent fuel problem everywhere. I think it was CSD who suggested digging the equivalent of Panama Canal uphill from Fukushima. Technically proven and relatively maintenance free.

    Separately, nuke industry knows taxpayers will ultimately pay for post irradiated fuel processing and storage.

    No messy MSM PR campaign to explain remediation, why it was needed in the first place, brand disassociation from negativity.

    How many workers can one actually see performing work on the TEPCO cams over the last year or so?

    Fail to succeed. The motto of winners, who also receive political favors from friends in higher places…

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/tepco-mitsubishi-win-qatar-utility-contract


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    • We Not They Finally

      Dig a Panama Canal uphill from Fukushima? Dig ANYTHING out of Fukushima? Or transport radioactive water to another locale?

      It is SO SO HARD for people to process NO SOLUTION. But here they probably need way more to evacuate the PEOPLE rather than to evacuate the WATER. They will NEVER purify that water. Much less what? Transport it back into the area to be used for WHAT? Drinking?

      It's all grotesque. And I relate to people balking at NO SOLUTION. But I'd say that purifying the drinking water isn't highest on the list….


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      • Wyakin Wyakin

        WNTF-
        The solution was to never build nuclear reactors/weapons that generate short term profit and long term species extinguishing externalities.

        Witness accumulating evidence of environmental contamination, slow motion death.

        No solution exists to “fix” FU. Plenty could be done technically and politically to lesson immediate impact and danger. As basic as moving women and children, general populace from contaminated areas, to the more complex.

        There are numerous financial,/economic and political barriers which keep anything meaningful from happening. But that does not negate their benefit.

        Denial, coverup, minimization, and the nothing can be done at Fukushima meme are the foundations on which TEPCO and nuclear proliferation entities continue profiting at the expense of the global population and the species with which we share this planet.


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      • Wyakin Wyakin

        Restated differently: I have no idea what you are talking about.

        "And I relate to people balking at NO SOLUTION. But I'd say that purifying the drinking water isn't highest on the list"

        The article: "TEPCO, Mitsubishi win Qatar utility contract."

        “Purifying drinking water?”

        You might instead consider what ally of Qatar and Japan facilitated that contract and what conditions are allowing Japanese/international nuclear industrial companies to continue business as usual despite having the worst industrial accident in history.


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  • curly

    L.A. Times—120,000 endangered saiga die in Kazakhstan.

    Huge outpouring of grief for Beau.

    Msn news—"Number of child cancer survivors quadruples in US, Canada." This headline gives hope but if you read the article the devil's in the details. I wonder what the increase in childhood cancer was in the same period

    Normalcy bias unbroken despite all evidence and rationality.


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  • Nick

    TEPCon Employee: Hey Joe, I gotta go and grab a dose reading in the port.

    Joe: Okay, let me know the numbers.

    TE: OMG, I got XXXXXXXXXX …

    Joe: You dummy, ya gotta turn this calibration reset dial to 1/10..see?

    TE: But that maxes out at X.

    Joe: Precisely. Next time be more careful, we really can't have the world knowing the actual numbers.

    TE: Thanks for the heads up, you won't tell upper management about my mistake, will ya?

    Joe: (wink, blink and nod)

    …..

    In case you think this is a fairy tale cooked up in Nick's brain, think again, this is exactly how TEPCon has managed the disaster all along.
    Remember the obscene readings they got shortly after 3/11 and the "bad meter" stories? Then there are the land based rad stations intentionally f'd with to give the local populace a sense of sanity (since revealing the REAL numbers would stress them out too much).


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  • Nick

    In case you have been asleep at the helm, The Fukushima Fiasco is just getting started and will play itself out as our sun turns into a red giant, billions of years from now.

    All you have to do is calculate how much awol nuclear fuel is "left" at the site and plug into your generic super-high speed-superconductive computer model and stand back as the computer goes into a spasm trying to quantify the progression of nuclear toxic loading of our precious biosphere.

    We jest about the severity, but trust me, this is as real as it gets and the world will never be the same. Not now, not ever.

    TF2 has spawned GMI, which should be TATALLy obvious by now.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "We jest about the severity, but trust me, this is as real as it gets and the world will never be the same. Not now, not ever."

    I agree.

    GMI, isn't insane people wandering the streets ..yet.
    Right now, the forefront it TPTB, thinking their malicious plan will suffice.
    Move into hole, get an artificial leg, eye or nose, peer at anti- matter.
    What does this all come to ..when the 'BARN IS ON FIRE'?


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  • curly

    Youtube video "Time Has Come"


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Move into a hole ..enjoy the results of fracking and increased volcanic and seismic activity.
    Assume that nothing about the artificial environments will never go wrong, ..ever ..ever.
    Assume that nothing about artificial intelligence will ever go wrong ..
    Building intelligence stronger than ourselves, perhaps they'll bury Humans in their hovels and move on.

    A feature of cognitive dissonance, is the replacement of facts to suit the mindset.
    And like children, they feel the only option they have, is to carry through.

    Blind, ignorant , full of hubris.

    Robots to cradle radiation affected brains?
    AI ..might not find it cost effective.


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  • Nick

    Now for a spoonfull of pablum for the masses:

    "Educating yourself about the actual risks and benefits of radiation can help calm your fears, but be careful which books and websites you choose. Look for authoritative sources such as government and university sites rather than those that may have an agenda. Force yourself to turn off the news during repetitive rebroadcasts of a possible nuclear disaster, and go for a walk or spend time with a friend.

    Radiophobia is a difficult fear, since it is not easy to safely confront the object of your fear. But with patience and hard work, you can overcome your phobia and learn to treat radiation with healthy respect rather than fear."

    http://phobias.about.com/od/phobiaslist/a/Radiophobia.htm

    See? Feel better already?

    Me personally? I don't consider my knowledge of radiation to be at the level of a phobia. I truly believe that too much toxic loading of our precious biosphere is causing stress responses in all manner of organisms.

    Question: As we watch ecosystems collapse are we still going to fall for the phobia as stress crap?

    Are the mutated plants exhibiting a "normal" response to their radiation-induced phobia?

    DO NOT EVER fall for the radiation is a normal part of living crap, what we are getting dosed with NEVER arose in the Universe until humans tinkered with fission piles and stored the crap in fools' pools when not "in containment."

    The innards of a nuclear reactor are NEVER meant to be…


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    • Nick

      ..released into our biosphere except for some miscellaneous intentional burpaceous discharges during refueling and other operational actions.

      Why do ya think so much concrete and sand and steel encase a reactor?

      Why the spent fools' pools?

      Look at how the industry has evolved it's machines. Now ponder the imponderable: 3 awol reactor cores that fully, 100% breached containment.

      Shudder.


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      • We Not They Finally

        We checked out your link about "radiophobia" on a HEALTH website by "a board-certified physician." I apologize that we burst into laughter — it was the most cuckoo thing we'd seen in a long time. But really NOT FUNNY AT ALL if it's taken seriously.


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        • We Not They Finally

          The sourcing for this "board-certified physician" article is marked as from the EPA, March 22, 2011 — I guess that that's called "getting ahead of the game" And it speaks of "Japan nuclear concerns," not even that anything HAPPENED.

          But not to worry: "Only a trained mental health professional can make a definitive diagnosis of radiophobia and create a personalized treatment plan. Since unnecessary radiation exposure does carry some risks, your therapist will likely not guide you through actual exposure scenarios…."

          (Now I want to deck them!)


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    • Radiophobia – IAEA Blames Victims For All Cumulative Radiation Damage And Negative Health Effects, Claims All Man Made Radiation Heals People Via Hormesis
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/10/radiophobia-iaea-blames-victims-for-all.html


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      • We Not They Finally

        We love the question you posed, following the insulting demeaning diagnosis of "radiophobia" on the part of the IAEA:

        "How do birds, insects, plants and fish get radiophobia?"

        No, wait, our local board-certified physician, one Dr. Strangelove, is coming out with an answer….


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    • hadia hadia

      Have you forgotten that the government and universities ARE the agendas!!


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm a bit of a critic.
    And if I had found a weak cognitive process going on in the mentality of the those that are concerned about the size of this nuclear disaster, about the amount of uncontained nuclear material and it's affect on our environment , I would have left long ago.
    Because I don't have it to give, in my precious 'so-given' life, to deal with false notions.
    NONE OF US DO.

    That would imply a maliciousness ..a term best saved for the pro-nukers, who under the guise of supposed clean energy has damaged the Earth with radiation contamination.

    All aspects of the hypothesis continue to point to damage.
    These people know..experiments take time.
    How's it going to be, another 5-10 years out, a hundred..and so forth.

    The nuclear plants in Japan still standing?
    Diablo Canyon?
    How's that waste next to the Great Lakes?
    How's WIPP?

    Human's sense of the future is as short as their attention span.


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  • Nick

    "AD/HD [ A.D.D. OR ADHD ] is a neurobiologically-based developmental disability estimated to affect between 3-5% of the school age population (Professional Group for Attention and Related Disorders,1991). No one knows exactly what causes AD/HD [ A.D.D. OR ADHD ]. Scientific evidence suggests that the disorder is genetically transmitted in many cases and results from a chemical imbalance or deficiency in certain neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that help the brain regulate behavior. In addition, a landmark study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that the rate at which the brain uses glucose, its main energy source, is lower in subjects with AD/HD [ A.D.D. OR ADHD ] than in subjects without AD/HD [ A.D.D. OR ADHD ] (Zametkin et al., 1990)."

    http://www.add-adhd.org/ADHD_attention-deficit.html

    And yet….

    "Author Richard Saul said that over the course of his long career, and treatment of patients complaining of problems related to short attention spans and an inability to focus, he’s come to one conclusion: ADHD is only a collection of symptoms, not a disease or disorder in itself. It shouldn’t be listed as a separate disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, he said, The New York Post reported."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/6/adhd-fake-disorder-neurologist-turned-author-says/


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  • Nick

    Does the port water stay in the port? No evaporation? No seeping?

    Tell me again why the floor was lined with tons of concrete?

    Was it to "line" the harbor or was it really sprayed on to COVER-UP hot nuclear fuel bits blown out from the wrecked complex?

    All a fools' errand.

    We just don't have adequate knowledge about much of anything..

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/08/30/accuracy-precision-and-one-watt-per-square-metre/


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "So thinking about nuclear power evokes the perfect cognitive storm of considering probability about risk in the distant future – three things we do not intuitively understand well."
    "This does not mean we should leave decision making about nuclear power to the experts. It means that we should monitor even experts very carefully to ensure they are not making horrible, but very human, mistakes on our behalf."

    Three problems with the way we think about nuclear power
    June 2015

    http://phys.org/news/2015-06-problems-nuclear-power.html#jCp

    Pretty interesting article.
    Human's can't see the future ..true.
    Or contemplate it for any length.

    Nice example of cognitive dissonance.
    Probability, risk, future.
    It's current probability, current risk, the present.
    Then the future.
    "but very Human".
    A fine excuse.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Does one tell one's true love, your're coming at them like a Dark Horse.
    I know ..it's all good.


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  • TimV

    Lot of fatalistic talk today. Not going to change a thing.
    No one liked it before, no one is going to like it now.

    If we don't continue to try in the face of overwhelming odds we earn the epitaph :THEY DIDN'T EVEN TRY!
    We will be religated to the waste can of history,history is not a waste can unless you refuse to learn from it.
    I've been labeled a sideline cheerleader at best by many here in the past, for those-rah rah rah!
    If we can midi gate to a small degree, possibly scientists who are not fatalistic will come up with a solution -not impossible, but very difficult. We must try to make time for them in the face of overwhelming odds.
    ACTION ACTION ACTION!!!
    INTENT INTENT INTENT!!!
    If you have any "action" outside or inside you won't give up.
    LOOK IN THE MIRROR -DID YOU TRY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY?
    IF YOU DID SHARE WITH OTHERS, IF YOU DIDN'T – START NOW.
    Potential time is very close to being out.
    And if it is already out,continue to hold your head up , because YOU tried.
    Smile today, but not ABE'so way.


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  • razzz razzz

    'Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website'

    "…Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined. In these court decisions, a judge ruled the evidence showed vaccines “more likely than not” caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

    Also on the rise is the number of vaccine injury cases the government has “conceded”: up 55% in a little over one year.

    As a result of the recent website changes, neither of these trends is reflected on the current “adjudication” chart…"
    https://sharylattkisson.com/government-wipes-recent-vaccine-injury-data-from-website/


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  • Nick

    "We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life.

    The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020. "

    http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/the-cancer-industry-is-too-prosperous-to-allow-a-cure/

    And thanks to the nuclear nuts, cancer industrialists will flourish even more.

    Wear Pink!

    Go Shopping!


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  • troll says
    Loose NukeMay 31, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Now you are stalking nuclear workers. Who's the psychopath? These folks make an honest living. The first week of Fukushima was a fog of war situation. A lot of misinformation. Gundersen sold you down the river��

    stock here, see article here. It is based on nukeworker.com website. Also some great quotes from the discussion immediately following 311

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/05/nukeworker-interesting-conversations-on.html?showComment=1433125347681#c761341208267665654


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      • bowling

        the nuker psychopaths liveve in their own little worlds don't they stock. REAL DOSE BABIES
        KIDS s born in 1980s are the childrens of parent who got irradiated in the 1960s from open-air atomic explosions multiple nuclear meltdown and the first large onslaughts of large amounts of nuclear waste.

        Baby Boomers are all dying from rad induced cancer and radiation induced chronic inflammatory illness from radiation that were not prevalent before 1945 like type 2 diabetes strokes from heart bypasses that cardiologist have made a killing at post 1945 Boomers have gotten the radiation since1945 but did not get rad birth defects or dna anomalies from there parents.Everyone born since 1945 suffers from the chronic thyroid , cv, diabetic metabolic illnesses from rad exposure.

        The baby boomers are most of the first generation to pass the huge amount of genetic damage to the next generation late baby boomers born in the late fifties early 60s got it the worse being exposed in the womb and as children. Same for GEN X kids born in 70s had it bad tmi. of course 60s santa susANA, meltdowns in idahorussia europe. There were multiple under ground and.above ground tests.

        Now there are the multiple rattletraps spewing tritium. the thimerosol.in vaccines pales in comparison also to the fact that tetraethyl lead was used in gasoline until the 1990s. it got worse as there were more cars it is a 100000 times more toxic than thimerisiol. so many city kids w lead poisoning because of…


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        • Yes the nukist koolaid is a strong one.


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        • We Not They Finally

          Yes, but would never underestimate the thimerosol in vaccines, mercury-filled, which by-passes the blood-brai barrier and pounds tiny brains with deadly toxins. Way too many instances of children who "suddenly became autistic" when they were not born that way.

          The thing is, it's not a competition, but rather a combination of assaults. It's pointless to claim that the nuke industry, the pharma industry, the chemical industry AND the military, have nothing to do with each other. Like Monsanto's early "success" was Agent Orange, and they were also involved with the Oakridge nuclear labs. Then there is the whole oxymoron of "nuclear medicine."

          It is so hard to educate people even about nuclear without folding in other contaminants. But it's our modern reality, and unless/until we educate about the interlinking power structures, we have no capacity to dissemble it.


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  • Nick

    last 5 words of my 1:18 post should have been nixed…..


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  • 777 comments on the last anti-nuke post

    Ecowatch with a great post on the dying nuke industry…..its dying but lets help it.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/06/nucleaer-giants-take-huge-hit.html


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  • eyesoftheworld eyesoftheworld

    Just a gentle reminder to all on here – please do not accept the responsibility for something you didn't do. The problems of toxicity and death that have been visited upon our population were created out of greed and mental illness. Psychopathy. Age old problem that needs looking at. Here is a good article explaining this problem.
    http://www.sott.net/article/297155-Who-are-the-psychopaths
    These beings cannot be reasoned with. They are incapable of telling the truth. They survive and flourish on the chaos and pain they cause. They are predators and they can never be other.
    Sending love and support to all on this list. You are brave people. There is consciousness after 'death'. Never give up fighting the darkness.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Record levels of radioactivity detected in seawater."

    "Tepco suspected the breach after finding water levels in monitoring wells moving in sync with tidal flows, said spokeswoman Kaoru Suzuki."

    And then the part about it staying in the port.

    "Water samples suggest contamination remains contained in the port area near the Fukushima plant, Suzuki said."

    How does the tide bypass the port to affect the wells?

    Tepco: Toxic Water Leaked into Sea
    July 23 2013

    http://www.isssource.com/tepco-toxic-water-leaked-into-sea/

    " “when contaminated with nuclear fuel or nuclear fuel material was leaked outside the administrative area”… we deem appropriate."

    What does this mean?
    Are they pretending to be regulating something?
    Deem appropriate?
    How so?


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Not Fukushima! Warm water! Give them your money, they'll spray Brawndo over the ocean!

    The government will save us.

    http://qz.com/417580/americas-tsa-head-loses-his-job-after-screeners-miss-an-incredible-95-of-weapons-in-an-undercover-test/

    "President Barack Obama has nominated Coast Guard Vice Admiral Pete Neffenger to run the TSA, but he has yet to be confirmed by lawmakers."

    Searched Neffenger's name, and got hit with this "Ocean Leadership" website look at their logo- reminds me of a Obama thang:

    http://oceanleadership.org/climate-engineering-may-save-coral-reefs-study-shows/


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  • Silverlok Silverlok

    This radiation 'unveiling event' is an obvious and very predicable ( based on the nature of the situation and Tepco's "information" releases )"news" event.
    After the ridiculous "hydrogen inflating storage tanks causing leakage" attempt at 'focusing critical observation on "ghosts"', it is no surprise to see TEPCO RELEASING DATA ABOUT 'record' amounts of radioactive leak water going into the ocean.

    Clearly the plant is past the point where it can "safely" contain the 150,000,000 tons of highly radioactive waste coolant it has stored in ad hoc, deteriorating , and seismically susceptible above ground containers that have amassed over the last four years.

    Let alone handle the ( never ending ) new cooling and storage needs ( that have no end in sight ) …

    …so , as a business ( that still has an insanely high stock value ) they are simply floating government controlled info ( remember the Japanese government , banks and Tepco share a rotating symbiotic relationship )about Tepco business model :

    which is ; when it starts to cost too much to try and control three complete melt downs corium masses see how much we can dump before it affects the stock price .

    unfortunately , historically speaking, if they are releasing this info then they are desperatly testing the waters ( pun intented ) because things have taken a turn for the worse at fuku-daiichi


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-02/sounding-alarm-countrys-vulnerability-emp

    Last year, Elliott Management's Paul Singer highlighted "one risk that stands way above the rest in terms of the scope of potential damage adjusted for the likelihood of occurrence" – an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). As Michael Snyder previously details, our entire way of life can be ended in a single day. And it wouldn’t even take a nuclear war to do it. All it would take for a rogue nation or terror organization to bring us to our knees is the explosion of a couple well-placed nuclear devices high up in our atmosphere. The resulting electromagnetic pulses would fry electronics from coast to coast. …


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Tepco has released the following report on the Contaminated Water Situation:
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/betu15_e/images/150529e0101.pdf

    My reading of this report is that nothing much has/is/or will be done to mitigate contaminated water at FDNPP.
    Water is, and will continue to be, stored in the following locations:
    Units1-4 Buildings
    Generator Buildings
    Main Process Building
    Incinerator Building
    Tank Farm
    Trenches and tunnels

    Occasionally, contaminated water is pumped from one location to another to relieve high water levels, that might otherwise enter groundwater. (Yawn.)


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      SFP1-3 defueling process is necessarily slow, due to continued reliance on remote control machinery.
      After clearing of debris from Unit1&3 Reactor Service Floors, extensive decontamination will be needed before construction of new crane support structures can begin.
      Unit 2 has intact cranes, but is too contaminated for work at the SFP.
      At this rate, defueling of SFP1-3 might be accomplished by the end of the 2020 decade.
      That is: Removing spent fuel from Units1-3 will proceed at a snails pace indefinitely.


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Robotic video inspections of the pedestal of Unit 1-3 Containments will begin this summer.
      There is currently no plan to investigate underneath Units 1-3 for possible corium meltout, using slant drilling or other technology.

      Prediction:
      100 tonnes of melted nuclear fuel will not be found in any of the reactor pedestal areas.
      Instead, only water-filled holes will be found.
      Wispy steam and still water will indicate that the corium is by now long gone, and far away.

      At this rate, Tepco can put off locating and mapping the 3 missing cores for 20, or more, years. ;)


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      As for the Tepco Decommission Plan, this has degenerated into a PR effort.
      Watch this short video:
      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/library/archive-e.html?video_uuid=n080j11k&catid=61795
      We can be greatly encouraged by all the progress. I know I am. (Sarc). :)


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      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Don't miss the Tepco Robotics page:
        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/principles/robot/index-e.html

        All-in-all, Tepco is doing a bang-up job, aren't they? (Sarc)

        But, Tepco, where ,oh where, is the corium? ;)


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        • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

          On the other hand, the current leak of highly radioactive water was from a type of temporary hose that was known to be unsuitable as early as the winter of 2011, but is still in use, come to find out, in 2015.
          http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14782

          Dontcha just love Tepco? ;)


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          • Shaker1

            All good managers have fled the both Tepco and the site. It's been long enough…I wonder how many of those yakuza slaves has now risen through attrition to be supervisors. LOL

            Seen it happen in my time…A DS (dumb shit) teaches another DS who in turn succeeds DS1 when DS1 rises to the position of the DS? who was their mentor. Here it's not even the Peter Principle in action, but simply health and death's attrition.

            And, please don't forget the ultimate example of the Peter Principle in action, and that is the government's actions within all this. Tepco might be able to buy shitty hose without specific government approval, but one should recognize that the lack of need for approval is tacit approval in itself. Politics is where this has really melted down; began as soon as Noda (the time's DS?) got his second phone call 'asking' HIS approval to take emergency measures at the site. WTF did he know about nuke plants???? By the time he made his obligatory 200 calls asking other DSs for advice, the eggs were broken. Now the government NEEDS to micromanage the site, not for remediation purposes, but to keep knives and nooses from their throats.


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            • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

              Shaker1 is right.
              Just like the exchange of email by the US scientist fools in charge, the time for action to mitigate this disaster, and to protect the public, came and went in Japan.
              Now, the debate has turned to whether to study the onset of various cancers the Fukushima ELE will inevitably bring accross the USA.
              And, in the end, public policy will be driven by the nuclear industry toadies.
              Nothing will get studied.
              No radiation readings will be taken.

              Like with WIPP, they put in a full body scanner which detects only gamma rays from inside people, plus alpha emitted from contaminants on the skin.
              When they know that Plutonium is mainly a beta emitter, and is NOT measured by the full body scanner they offer to reassure the public.


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      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Seriously, all ENEnewsers should read the Decommission Plan here:
        http://www.meti.go.jp/english/earthquake/nuclear/decommissioning/pdf/20150430-e.pdf

        We should hold Tepco to this plan.


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  • Radioactive Smoke/Steam Coming Out Of Ground And #3 Reactor Building At Fukushima, Rainbow Ion Spouts, 2011 – 2015
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/tokyo-alert-severe-radioactive-smoke.html


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    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Dr. Goodheart,
      Have I told you lately what a great job you are doing with A Green Road blog?
      :)

      I have to use the desktop to read it.
      The software you use doesn't like my iPad.
      But either you will get new software someday.
      Or else the software developer you use will update their product to function on the iPad.


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  • Silverlok Silverlok

    Unfortunately, the extreme scale of this man made disaster, defines it observationally as " self evidently harmful to all life " ( in a momentary and decade and multi-decade timescale ).The Lies from Tepco ( and the dishonesty from the nra and iaea )are so criminal that they make hitler look like a school girl with a petty grudge in comparison .

    A question to all enenews readers; what does this level of corruption mean to you?


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  • dunkilo

    Silverlok,to me it means more death,sickness and pain.More pure evil.Their time will come to an end one day…when the folks cant pay taxes because their too sick to work,when the folks get real hungry,when the Truth gets out…things will change.
    Love last forever as does my energy.


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    • Silverlok Silverlok

      The same people whom benefit from (and are currently able to be )keeping the scope and invasive extent at FUKU "quiet", are the exact same ones who would and could crash almost any economy in the world overnight if 'public unrest' or 'massive health infrastructure burdening' would hasten more totalitarian controls to be implemented in those regions.

      "…Their time will come to an end one day…", …perhaps, but technology makes even death no longer a certainty if one has enough money ( start by researching the noble prize in science for 2009, and then follow it up with the new 'not mitochondrial dna' reasons for aging ).
      Dinosaurs had their chance, Kyrpton, as superman said, had it's chance,
      will the current secretive power mongers exit with grace when it becomes obvious ( fuku) that the actions of a tiny , tiny minority are detrimental to not only the majority of their own species but to almost all other species as well ? ( I guess their new friends can be the new algae, virus and spore fungus molds that seem to thrive in a 'hot' environment ) ?
      No. Not a chance.
      There is such that begs to be answered in this environment; will good men be called upon to do bad things to stop bad people or is a critical mass of awareness enough?
      the very secrecy behind the fuku ( and the rest ) point to the fact that critical mass of awareness ( the hundredth monkey syndrome )is the thing most fear by the few that are killing the world ( for their "image" of how…


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  • Sol Man

    Show where these readings have been reduced since this technology first began. These levels will forever rise until we are no longer.
    That is the trajectory of this behavior.


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  • earthnature

    Very interesting video:

    An Army General Discusses 911, Military Drills On US Soil, And Geoengineering
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6jhFothAo

    they talk about fukushima, too.


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    SimplyInfo provided an update today on the subject of this thread:
    "It was also discovered that TEPCO had been questioned previously about the hose run that failed. TEPCO failed to change out the hose after regulators raised concerns about the hose durability. The bend that caused the hose to fail was bent beyond the allowable specs set by the manufacturer. We reported yesterday about the long known weaknesses of these hoses and how long this has been a known issue."
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14787

    So regulators had even called Tepco out on continued use of a known faulty hose, used in the rainwater capture system.
    Then Tepco began transferring highly contaminated water from a generator building basement through this system, without notifying regulators.
    When the hose broke, highly contaminated water spilled through ditches into the ocean.

    Verbal reprimand.
    We're apparently back to using traffic cones and duct tape at Fukushima.
    Tepco cannot locate 300 tonnes of missing corium.
    After 4 years of pretty much not looking for it.
    Time for Tepco to go? ;)


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Nuclear meltdown disaster is spewing radiation into air and water. And not getting better.


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  • my new post crafted specially for enenews trolls & shills, inspired by a comment from @bowling, above:

    TCHERNOBYL: Guess What Percentage
    Of Children From Belarus
    Have Sustained PERMANENT GENETIC DAMAGE?

    http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2015/06/tchernobyl-guess-what-percentage-of.html


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  • mt1000

    "TEPCO announced on June 1 that the escaped water contained 1.1 million becquerels of beta ray-emitting radioactive materials per liter. The radioactive water apparently made its way to the sea through a ditch, according to the company."
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201506040105


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  • nirakenna

    In the wake of Fukushima, and the potential ongoing and future “mishaps” and disasters from all nuke plants, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your family. Radiation Protective Foods: How To Shield Yourself From Low-Level Radiation by Sara Shannon is the only book I have found on this topic with definitive information on foods and supplements. I found a link on nuclearreader.info or you can google it, but make sure to get the 2014 edition.


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