Lawmaker: Declare ‘State of Emergency’ right away and intervene at Fukushima — Japan Professor: Issue S.O.S. now, it’s really an emergency… Gov’t is utterly lost, international help is needed

Published: August 24th, 2013 at 12:39 am ET


New York Times, August 23, 2013: Opposition lawmakers here have demanded that [Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe stay home and declare a state of emergency. “The nuclear crisis is real and ongoing, yet the government continues to look the other way,” said Yoshiko Kira of the opposition Japan Communist Party, which made significant gains in parliamentary elections last month. “The government should declare a state of emergency right now, and intervene to stop the outflow of contaminated water,” Ms. Kira said at an anti-nuclear rally outside Mr. Abe’s office in Tokyo. Mr. Abe remains popular, and it is uncertain how large a liability the crisis at the Fukushima plant will become for him. But it has become increasingly clear that the latest problems may be too large for the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, to handle.

Radio Free Europe, Aug 24, 2013: Komei Hosokawa, professor of environmental sociology at Kyoto Seika University in Japan, says that international assistance will be needed to deal with the mounting issues. “TEPCO hasn’t been working very [well] to handle the situation, and the Japanese government is sort of utterly lost,” he says. “The government at the moment is very reluctant to issue an SOS, but I think we should. It’s really an emergency going on.”

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Published: August 24th, 2013 at 12:39 am ET


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91 comments to Lawmaker: Declare ‘State of Emergency’ right away and intervene at Fukushima — Japan Professor: Issue S.O.S. now, it’s really an emergency… Gov’t is utterly lost, international help is needed

  • J.

    I think a global "Manhattan Project" was needed from day one, and should be set up immediately. No option should be off the table, including using one NPP from Fukushima DaiNi to power a project to turn the DaiIchi site to permafrost.

    Go way beyond the ice wall barrier proposal: Freeze as much of the site as possible and keep it frozen for as long a necessary. That would stabilize the ground and stop subsidence, reducing risk of fuel pool collapse during another — inevitable — earth quake.

    This all assumes the coriums are not deep beneath the site, in which case all bets are off. If that's the reality, we should be told; the truth cannot be suppressed any longer.

    If this proposal from a layman is naive and readily dismissed, fine; let's have another, better one, fast. There are perhaps a half-dozen from better-qualified persons. We need an authorized group to pick the best idea and the power to implement it ASAP, with strict oversight, remorseless financial accounting, ruthless accountability for all who delay implementation.

    • We Not They Finally

      The coriums have been sinking for 2-1/2 years and the plant was sitting on an aquifer on the first place! It's GOOD that people are contributing suggestions. It's just daunting. And who gets to be in charge? The Japanese are insanely arrogant, and the international bodies (IAEA, WHO, UNSCEAR) are notoriously corrupt. The U.S. SHOULD have been taking the lead, but instead this Admin has become enablers. The U.S. food supply is totally unprotected and the so-called "safe" radiation limits have been moved sky high.

      "Strict oversight, remorseless financial accounting and ruthless accountability" seem to be something the wealthier nations of the world cannot handle in ANY arena these days, much less in the service of the public good.

      By the way (and I'm sure it was inadvertent), maybe you meant to say "Marshall Plan" instead of "Manhattan Project"? Most of us (probably you too) wish that the Manhattan Project never happened. The Japanese were NOT going to keep fighting forever. Now we are just living with Pandora's Box at the gates of Hell.

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    There should be a forced intervention by the major global nuclear players…. US..RUSSIA… FRA…G..BRITAIN.. Etc..

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Something like the G7 or G20? Too bad there isn't an energy industry equivalent for such bodies for making policy.

      Chances are the G7 nations will likely put pressure on Japan if they determine it's a big enough crisis.

      Look to the financiers to begin to put pressure on Japan, and to begin to influence policy decisions.

      This assumes there is adequate recognition of the seriousness of the issue.

      And it assumes lots of political inertia will have to be swept aside.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I suppose it could be argued the IAEA, etc., are the nuclear energy industry's equivalent to the G7 (financial circles), but we all know the IAEA and such groups make lame duck policy.

        Lame duck in this sense, that is:

        • Sol Man

          Lame duck. Ah yes! It is really only a myth that they ever were proficient. Nobody should ever have believed their bs, but the money did flow so adjustments were made. Now look at what we've got to deal with!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Pretty sure all those nations mentioned above are broke…

    • We Not They Finally

      "Broke"? Yes, there will be an economic collapse over this, but not yet. The above nations are basking in money compared to most other nations. Problem is more corruption than it is lack of money. And the international cabal just centralizes the corruption.

      At the moment, ANY intervention is preferable to none. That will at least ACKNOWLEDGE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM.

    • 21stCentury 21stCentury

      It's time for Environmental Nuclear Eradication Network Enterprises Worldwide Systems Inc. to take the initiative !!

      J. at the top of this page suggested using another nukeplant to power the ice-wall.. but I think a LNG-tanker will do just as good of job.
      The LNG is already -260F cold-stuff, and it can be shot straight into the freezerpipes then regasified for non-nukepower.

      USA should mobilize our westcoast contractors to help build more seawall breakwaters.. this is EXTREMELY important to do IMMEDIATELY, just as important as the ice-wall and more, because it will stop more tsunami's and stop further water flow before it hits treatment plants positioned on the breakwaters.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Yes, of course! We can mobilize and be on site within 24 hours! WE will kick this thing in the ass!

        You need to get the online application process going and $10.50 per hour works for me!

        Of course everyone will have to pay their own way over there and then don't forget these are only part time positions. Then we will not have to pay for their medical treatments and the needed stem cell transplants. Plus, I am pretty sure we can have them clock in and out in 10 minute increments etc. due to the extremely high levels of radiation found near the cores.

        Now what do you think we should charge for our radiated food and room n board?

        We might as well spend the wad!

        • 21stCentury 21stCentury

          We should stop the boat at Khabarovsk on the Amur first…
          …they sell Russian VODKA there for 50cents a gallon.

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          Yes Obe, and while the rest of the world watches and nervously eats Cheetos, we can all feel better that we are "gettin er done" with the $10.00 an hour clean-up crew. After it is all over, we can go back to watching Nancy Grace, and seeing what is on sale at Macy's this weekend.

        • many moons

          Will there be a pension plan for those who hang on?
          Health Insurance?
          It's either be a liquidator or be liquidated, that's the proven method of dealing with a meltdown…and it still doesn't work great.

          Japan did not bring in their troops so we will all suffer.

          GE should have been made to bring in their executive liquidators.
          Well the disaster has unfolded.

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            many moons,
            Now that this invisible, tasteless, odorless "ghost of death" is moving through the mightiest Ocean found on Planet Earth you appear to be correct, as we will all soon be Nuclear Stamped and liquid-dated whether we like it or not!

            or maybe something like that once upon a time beautiful Pacific Ocean liquid~ate~her!

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    I've been using epsom salts, Mg, in the bath; will add NA; then, Fe. I & K from herbals.

    Dr. Parker was right… it's a shorthand!!

  • razzz razzz

    The IAEA says no one has died because of nuclear power generation. With that type of midget mentality, nothing will get done at Daiichi.

    Ever since Japan surrendered, they are a satellite country of the US. The US has no intention of ruining the nuclear industry by highlighting Daiichi esp. the nuclear waste in 100+ spent fuel pool dotting the land here and there.

    Any good fix for Daiichi is going to cost tons of money. First some person has to come forward to rally the cause. Until then…Nothing to see here, move along.

  • J.

    By the way (and I'm sure it was inadvertent), maybe you meant to say "Marshall Plan" instead of "Manhattan Project"? Most of us (probably you too) wish that the Manhattan Project never happened."

    I appreciate your point, and I think both the Plan and the Project are relevant here. I referred to the Manhattan Project because of the tremendously high level of technical skill gathered in one place in pursuit of one (horrible) goal. I don't think modern-day Japan would get much international support for outside funding of the needed mitigation/remediation effort (the Marshall Plan analogy.)

    • We Not They Finally

      Regrettably, you are probably right. All the way back then, the catchword was the "Allies," and the Marshall Plan was apparently done with great-hearted humanitarian intent. We like to think that the world makes progress, but we seem to have so much RE-gressed in our very humanity, it's frightening.

      That was one of the most difficult things my husband and I had to cope with right off. (Because we realized that this was an ELE right off too. We just did.) It was the smashing of every PARADIGM we had been raised with: That whatever we face in the culture, we struggle and work and fight, and then progress happens and it's better. Fukushima smashed that paradigm to pieces. And we hate that, because people really do need HOPE. But whether there is viable hope or not, the very least we can all do is to strengthen our COMPASSION for others. We're going to be needing it!

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        We Not They Finally,

        The Marshall Plan was implemented to bring Japan into the world monetary system and get it under the control of the central banks, and influential world nations and deal makers. Ditto Germany.

        Read the book, The House of Morgan and you'll understand fully.

        I'm an ex-international business junkie, and have been fully disabused of the notions of the New World (Economic) Order.

        The Marshall Plan was not the wonderful, magnanimous action most people think it was. Yes, the Japanese and German people benefitted, but there was a financial and social agenda at work.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


      Read this and you will understand that the Manhattan Project morphed into the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition which led to inappropriate action of a devastating nature by them and private industries such as Monsanto. Not something Americans would ever want to see again.

  • J.

    " . . . but I think a LNG-tanker will do just as good of job. The LNG is already -260F cold-stuff, and it can be shot straight into the freezerpipes then regasified for non-nukepower."

    Whatever is most feasible immediately is best. The biggest challenge would be getting in enough pipes in the right places to produce the intended effect. We all know what AC cooling coils look like, and for that kind of system you need continuous flow through unbroken pipes. God knows how anyone could do that on a huge scale, but I think that's what would be needed.

  • behappy1

    "We can mobilize and be on site within 24 hours! WE will kick this thing in the ass!"


    The force is strong in you oebwan

    This statement from the link below is dated 3/17 / 2011
    Other countries around the world all continue to do what they can to support the Japanese as they lead this effort to address this challenge. We have had a number of consultations. I have personally been in contact with my counterparts in France and Russia, all of us thinking about ways in which we can assist the Japanese as they come to terms with this challenge. That’s going to continue to be our focus in the days and weeks ahead. We’re going to continue to work very closely with the Japanese and come to do what we can to see a safe path through this in support of Japanese-led efforts to come to terms with this very dangerous situation.

    There is no calvery comming over the hill to save the day, they all use the same playbook

  • behappy1

    Jaczko, 40, has been under fire in recent days,
    Inspector General Hubert T. Bell said Jaczko manipulated the panel's four other commissioners by selectively withholding information on a crucial safety review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada. Jaczko's actions allowed him to shut down the review last year without a vote of the full commission.

    wow, they must hate him

    U.S. officials, most notably Nuclear Regulatory Chairman Gregory Jaczko, had warned that all the water was gone from one of the spent fuel pools at Japan's troubled nuclear plant,

    U.S. officials never have fully explained why Jaczko made the claim but said it was based on information from NRC staff and other experts who went to Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    Japanese officials had denied the pool was dry and reported that the plant's condition was stable.

    "I think deep-down there was a belief that you would never see an event like this, that just simply we had done everything to basically take this type of event completely off the table. And obviously, we haven't," Jaczko said.

    incoming message from the big giant head

    Water used to cool radioactive waste at the stricken nuclear complex in Japan did not dry up, as earlier feared, U.S. regulators said Wednesday in a reversal of a claim that pitted U.S. officials against Japan

    officials said newly obtained video
    shows that the spent fuel pool at Unit 4
    did not…

  • ruppert

    I think it's good that people are trying to come up with solutions to this situation but it really just seems that it's so way beyond fixing in the traditional sense. I hate being the half-empty cup kind of person but it feels we are way past the time for a big "let's roll up our sleeves and put aside past differences" moment and collectively fight this situation.

    Until Japan/TEPCO will even be honest about the situation instead of playing their Baghdad Bob role of disinformation, nothing can happen.

    Wouldn't freezing the zone make the foundations of the structures very brittle and even more prone to damage from even less intense earthquakes?

    I see most countries "Circling their wagons" with the global economic picture (especially in Japan). Everybody had the money to create these Godzillas but I don't see the "global financial will" to allocate the money that it would take to do a Manhattan Project especially since many people are in such denial that the problem is that epic in the first place. Sadly people need to see blood and bodies dropping like flies to get that motivated. I think radiation's most dangerous aspect is it's invisibility.

    I think the monsters behind all this nuclear stuff will see nuclear radiation illnesses as a money making opportunity. It's that whole never let a good crisis go to waste. The real kicker would be GE building the radiation treatment equipment.

    Anybody got a happy pill?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Sorry, just got back from my Mars jump.

      I might have another "Red Pill" for you?

      Will that work?

      All out of happy pills, sorry.

      Pretty sure Bobby downed them all..

  • Yukio_Tanukio

    Some people in forums miss the point. Some of them miss the point on purpose because they are getting paid to do so.

    This was no "accident." Japan was being treated exactly the same way other "whistleblowers" have recently been treated.

    The cover-up wasn't about Fukushima so much. Fukushima is the bludgeon that hit the whistleblowers.

    Anybody got a clue what Japan was doing "wrong," and who they were bothering?

  • Gasser Gasser

    "Bad Moon Rising"

    I see the bad Plutonium smoke arising.

    I see trouble on the way.
I see an earthquake and Tsunami.
I see bad times on 3/11/11 today.


    Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's bad Actinides on the rise.

    I hear Nuclear reactors blowing.
I know the end is common' soon.
I fear radioactive water tanks over flowing.
I hear the voices of rage and ruin.


All right!
    Hope you got your shit together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty fallout weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.


I see the bad ocean Cesium spreadin'.

    I see Nuclear trouble on the way.
I see radioactive pollution and dead fish.
I see bad times from Dieichie's catastrophe today.


    Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's bad Bucky Ball's on the rise.

    I see criticality Corium's glowing.

    I know the end is common' soon.
I fear radioactive tanks leaking Tritium water.

    I hear the voices of rage and ruin.


    All right!
    You better get your shit together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty fallout weather.

    One eye is taken for an eye.

  • ruppert

    There have been many rumors about Japan using the nuclear power plants to create weaponry (anybody know anything about that?). PattyB has spoken about Japan taking nuclear material that pissed the U.S. off and the U.S. creating earthquakes but the big one being a natural one but that's all really moot as what has been created.

    I'm sure volumes could be written about Fukushima being man made. The real horror that will come out of this is the knowledge of what a trashed nuclear power plant will do to a country.

    With so many nuclear power plants around the globe that are storing amazing amounts of poisonous waste and whose security has never
    been made a priority, we are all very vulnerable.

    What were they thinking…..besides making money?

    • Mack Mack

      ruppert – have you seen this article —->

      "United States Circumvented Laws To Help Japan Accumulate Tons of Plutonium"

      "The United States deliberately allowed Japan access to the United States’ most secret nuclear weapons facilities while it transferred tens of billions of dollars worth of American tax paid research that has allowed Japan to amass 70 tons of weapons grade plutonium since the 1980s, a National Security News Service investigation reveals. These activities repeatedly violated U.S. laws regarding controls of sensitive nuclear materials that could be diverted to weapons programs in Japan. The NSNS investigation found that the United States has known about a secret nuclear weapons program in Japan since the 1960s, according to CIA reports."

      Read more:

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Shimatsu – Proof Of Fukushima Weapons Program World Exclusive
      By Yoichi Shimatsu
      Former Editor of The Japan Times Weekly
      Studied At UC Berkeley Graduate School Of Journalism

      Secret US-Israeli Nuke Transfers
      Led To Fukushima Blasts
      By Yoichi Shimatsu
      A Rense World Exclusive
      Copyright 2011 – All Rights Reserved

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Secret US-Israeli Nuke Transfers
        Led To Fukushima Blasts
        By Yoichi Shimatsu
        A Rense World Exclusive
        Copyright 2011 – All Rights Reserved
        “Sixteen tons and what you get is a nuclear catastrophe. The explosions that rocked the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant were more powerful than the combustion of hydrogen gas, as claimed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The actual cause of the blasts, according to intelligence sources in Washington, was nuclear fission of. warhead cores illegally taken from America's sole nuclear-weapons assembly facility. Evaporation in the cooling pools used for spent fuel rods led to the detonation of stored weapons-grade plutonium and uranium.

        “The facts about clandestine American and Israeli support for Japan's nuclear armament are being suppressed in the biggest official cover-up in recent history. The timeline of events indicates the theft from America's strategic arsenal was authorized at the highest level under a three-way deal between the Bush-Cheney team, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Elhud Olmert's government in Tel Aviv….”

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Max Keiser does a pretty good piece on Isreali involvement, agrees with the Stone no Earthquake theory.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            web cam images a little fuzzy?

            The Arava-based Magna BSP company, which specializes in producing and installing stereoscopic sensory and thermal imaging cameras, had been contracted to place cameras around one of the plant’s six cores – the core that has been experiencing explosions and overheating.

            Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Monday, Magna’s head, Haim Siboni, said the thermal cameras also had the ability to detect the presence of radioactive clouds in the air….

            “Because we are using these special cameras, we can also identify radioactive clouds, due to the spectrum that our cameras can sense,” Siboni said.


      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


      • Nuclear Explosion at Fukushima – raw banned record

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    They were thinking about..Making More Money!

    As soon as they can get the NPP design life extensions, which are granted by the Civil authorities.

    Then we are talking about some big massive amounts of money!

    All this extension money made has no liability and that is the true beauty of this Nuclear scheme..

    You, I and others will pick up the tab if anything goes wrong!

  • J.

    Whatever the truth about the claimed bomb development program — plausible in my view — the salient point — entirely overlooked by Shimatsu and Rense — is that Japan's NPPs themselves are inherently weapons of mass destruction. No matter how many nuclear devices Japan might put on submarines, the NPPs would remain a deadly threat to the nation. Fukushima proves this — the quakes alone were sufficient to produce an unprecedented and ongoing disaster, and many other events besides earthquake/tsunami could produce the same result — superstorms, airline accidents, EMP events, and so forth. As long as the current generation of NPPs exist, Japan can never know true security, nor can anyone in the world.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Yes, you are correct! We are all less secure.

      • 21stCentury 21stCentury

        yup, this is part of what Eisenhower tried to warn us all about in his farewell address Jan,17,1961…

        NastyNukePower's evil-twin of A-Bomb production gives the centrist powers the excuse to be oppressively authoritarian.

        CorpoFascism wasn't smashed when the Italians lynched Mussolini at the end of the war.. Many of the european fascists were whisked around the reach of the Nuremberg Trials and into Secret America to join their american fascist friends. CIA's Operation Paperclip was just a small part of the entire exodus of fascists from postwar europe. We can keep trying to elect popular democratic leaders but the fascist bureaucracy always has a permanent stranglehold within most governments worldwide. Fascism is akin to piracy and organized crime, it hijacks institutions and entire governments, and weaves a thread of secret-societies & secret-cults going back in history thru the origins of american confederacy and all the way back to the emergence of civilization and religions of early history.

        • 21stCentury 21stCentury

          NastyNukePukePower organizational and structural architecture is Centrist by design.. as opposed to Solar&Wind&Woodstoves which is decentralized. Centralized utility networks are the infrastructure backbone to CorpoFascism, and gives us a steady stream of bad-players like ENRON and other scandalous public utilities who continuously abuse the public with very sucky power/water/phone-bills. The centrist telecom industry & internet has been hijacked by the Secret Surveillance State which is just a department of the MIC A-Bomb hurling CorpoFascists.

          …are YOU Rapture Ready ??

          After the rapture could I have your car ??.. just sign this paper.

  • ruppert


    I'm sure the story around Japan's involvement with nuclear power from the U.S. was no accident and there is no way a country just trashed by nuclear warfare would want nuclear anything. I think they've been groomed from Day One to be our (U.S.) satellite post to keep our foot in the door in that region. It will all come out eventually is there is anyone around still alive to read about it.

    Pandora's Box is most definitely Plutonium. The moment we started making that stuff the doomsday clock started to tick down. In a bizarre way I feel lucky to be living in these times. I'm not a religious zealot waiting for somebody to come take us to Oz but say what you will these are amazing times to be living in.

    I feel the most for the young and all those that bought the whole "We'll all live long productive lives and be taken care of in our golden years" story we've been fed to get us to keep feeding the system.

    I don't have any specific story/explanation that I use to explain what the meaning of all this is but I do have a feeling there is more to us than the physical lives we are living. I have no physical proof or "facts", just a gut feeling so it makes it easier to watch this horror show.

    What we do have is the opportunity to give, love and help one another while this plays out.

    This is when the "scientific types" start pulling their hair out and start screaming.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, their exists a force and we are all part of it and none of us will escape it either…we are one!

  • Redpill

    It's important to remember that nobody has been killed or injured in the Fukushima accident. The New York Times doesn't seem to stress that. But they should, and people should keep it in mind.

    • nedlifromvermont

      yeah, and there have been no deaths from nuclear power, ever, anywhere … and nobody "died" at Hiroshima or Nagasaki, and there were no releases at TMI, and all the fire fighters at Chernobyl are living long, productive retirements, and jelly fish babies are happier not having to pack their own groceries, and nobody likes uncontaminated seafood, and life without a thyroid gland is a better life … oh and the electricity from nuke plants is free and no miners get lung cancer and the NRC is full of open, honest disclosure and soon we'll get to see the fairy belly dancers do their skit …

    • bo bo

      Oh yess! It's important more than ever to remind people how safe this accident was /IS, that is most important!

      Haha good one redpill

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


      We are about to mobilize a well paid intervention force and kick this thing in the ass!

      Glad your back and we need all your available help!

      Our group is looking for a minimum initial month startup capitol of no less than 20 billion euros!

      Check, transfer, wire or even cash and gold will suffice.

    • Anthony Anthony

      There is nothing to defend about nuclear anymore, for intelligent people.

  • ruppert

    Radiation isn't a "bang – bang you're dead" killer.

    It creates cancers "over time". Read up on the Chernobyl victims. It really didn't start kicking in until about 6-7 years after the accident. Even to this day they still won't come completely clean about the deaths caused by it.

    Anybody selling that idea is definitely a nuclear industry individual. Yes, maybe nobody has died "on the spot" but the hot particles just bang away wherever they get lodged in the body. I reckon we will see a quicker cancer generation from Fukushima as the release and quantity are so much higher.

    It's the same logic as a person who has been hit by a car and not dying "on the spot". As the crappy western diet makes it's way around the globe and our immune systems get weaker, just watch what these hot particles will do.

    Hopefully science will find a way to verify the cancer's origin from the hot particle but it really is a lame argument.

  • Mats

    Radio Free Europe still exists?

    What a joke:)

  • weeman

    Tepco and the government is in denial and cannot comprehend that they have lost containment, that was not suppose to be possible in their feeble minds and to comprehend it, would mean the end of Japan much like Russia after Chernobyl.
    No fix.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Correct, as the initial design plans guaranteed "no containment" and this is what hurrying and pushing forward with progress does…it makes us very sloppy!

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Russian and Ukrainian workers were conscripted to undertake the deadly tasks of digging a tunnel and placing a new containment beneath Chernobyl unit 4, and to hand-remove deadly contaminant pieces from off the roofs and grounds, and to fly helicopters over the reactor dropping anti-contaminants. One mother of a 20-something year old copter pilot hid her son from the authorities, saving his life: the other workers who were 'volunteered' are now either dead or deathly sick.

    Soviet nuclear authorities attempted to cover up the Chernobyl melt-down until a Scandinavian NPP picked up an unusual radiation increase, and after ruling that it was not from their plant, determined the probable geological source, after which radiation was found in European foods and the Chernobyl source was discovered and admitted.

    The story of how the effected EU countries, after becoming aware of their mutual contamination, combined with Soviet-Ukrainian authorities, to raise the initial $700 BIL to design and start the unprecedented engineering and gargantuan financial Novarka Arch containment project, should be used as an example of what has to be done again to contain and then decommission the far worse FDNPP meltdown disaster.

    Two years ago a coffer dam around the 4 units, with new, lower containments, and new sarcophagi, was proposed, but water-cooling was instead chosen as the necessary approach…cont'd

    • jump-ball jump-ball

      An example of the magnitude of buildable coffer dams was that constructed to divert the Yangtze River so the massive Chinese Three Gorges Dam could be built:

      "Construction began at the end of 1994. Three years later the waters of the Yangtze River were diverted behind a huge, temporary "coffer dam." This structure was 580 metres long and 140 metres high. The river was diverted to run along a canal 2.3 miles long. Once the river had been diverted, the foundations for the Three Gorges Dam could be built right across the now dry river bed.

      The dimensions of the 3 Gorges Dam are simply incredible. It is 2335 metres (7661 feet) long and 181 metres (594 feet) high. To give you some comparison, that is as high as a sixty story building."

      A sufficiently large project for FDNPP containment, using the similar creative vision and financing that is successfully implementing the Chernobyl containment and has built the massive Chinese Three Gorges Dam, could be built again, if the fascist corporate-state-regulatory authorities and their media lackeys could be somehow silenced.

    • Mats

      The Sacrifice


      Documantary about those Liquidators

      The Sacrifice — by Emanuela Andreoli and Wladimir Tchertkoff, Switzerland, 2003, 26 min. Documentary awarded by the Île-de-France council of the best scientific and on environment documentary in November 2004, and best documentary of the Festival of Scientific Movies of Oullins, France.

  • rockyourworld

    i had come across a story dated before the 9 point earth quake that said japan was going to drill the deepest into the planet than had ever been drilled before. coinkydink?

  • rockyourworld

    not to mention all the hydro fracking worldwide around the same time as the 9 pointer causing frack quakes

  • ftlt

    HAHAHAHA Socialist are leading the way… Raise the red flag!!!

    Screw globalism and the neoliberal destroyers!!!

  • rockyourworld

    look before you leap. the most important lesson i ever learned man shouldve lived by it

  • RichardPerry

    Russia seemed to handle Cher… so let them take over 3/11, give them the money needed, I would feel far better with them then any others fixing this mess. Russia has no political issues compared to anyone else.

  • rockyourworld

    with the help of the internet and guys like assange ,patriots manning and snowden we could find the 2.3 trillion that walked away from the pentagon on 9/11/01 or 9/10/01, if you believe donald rumsfeld as to when, and use it to clean up fukushima.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Gee after coast to coast last night that money is probably over at Mars already! 🙂

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        After listening to that show, it made me wonder if that's what happened to Howard Hughes….time travel can be a bit*h.

  • rockyourworld

    not to mention those that have more money than a dozen generations could live to spend, you would think they'd step up just to spare their own from fukushima. but nooooooooooo better it sit in swiss and caymen bank accounts, not that it will be worth more than toilet paper after the financial fallout from fukushima's fallout. wait till the billionaires get a taste of life in a bunker with rations. it wont be pretty.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Money is an illusion…obviously when you look at how Bernanke prints up the bank roll he needs for his weekend beer runs. I do not believe the Japanese government has been denying assistance, but maybe they have been denying blackmail. I think if we knew the level of evil people in this world are capable of doing, we would all curl up in a fetal position, and suck our thumbs until we fell asleep.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    rocky you are very wise..

  • Nancy_Hutchison

    We HAVE the PROVEN technology to eliminate radioactive contamination.
    I posted a thread on GLP:

    We are really close to getting this technology to anyone that wants it.
    Read the thread.

    We need people with Geiger counters to TEST the new equipment we are developing.
    If you want to be a tester, contact me at:
    I will put your email in a folder with others who are willing to test, and update you each week as to when we will send you equipment.

    We are doing this FOR FREE.