Webcam shows massive cloud of radioactive steam rising from Fukushima (PHOTOS)

Published: April 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm ET
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Fukushima Webcam via Pointscope, April 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm in Japan:

“Radiation is leaking every day now… When you see those clouds of smoke coming out of the unit, that’s not steam, that’s radioactive steam. So, they’re releasing radioactivity as a airborne” –Arnie Gundersen, nuclear expert

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Published: April 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm ET
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52 comments to Webcam shows massive cloud of radioactive steam rising from Fukushima (PHOTOS)

  • Harry PHD

    I wouldn’t quite call that “massive”. Also, please source the quote from Arnie Gundersen as it regards to this photo capture. Thank you.

  • 67Mopar

    -Why are we not seeing any radiation readings from the average citizen in Japan?
    -Why have we not heard of anyone getting sick or dying?
    -Why didn’t they just cover the reactors with boron and cement?
    -How is it that the robots are able to operate in this (worse than Chernobyl) environment?

    We are seeing none of the normal exercises one would expect from a nuclear meltdown. Why?

    • Slick Vick

      I’m VERY curious about how many people are seriously ill or dying in Japan, and I’m talking about average people, not Fukushima workers…

      My guess is that they will do anything and everything to cover up any and all radiation-related deaths that occur from this….

      We desperately need some japanese citizens to give some reports on this.. Hospital workers, big mouths, doctors, anyone…

      They are just going to try and merge the radiation deaths with tsunami and earthquake deaths and keep pretending like they are still accumulating without labeling a single death as radiation related..

      This is far too big to have a death count of ZERO… people have to be dying already…

      • No, not good!

        The Higginson blog has Japanese video of cattle left behind in the Fukushima evacuation zone. They look MISERABLE and have fallen over, writhing in agony. I couldn’t bear to hear their moans with the audio. Fukushima was formerly a productive agricultural region. You could tell that the cows had been very healthy and well-fed before–not any longer!! So tragic for all.

        I read in another forum from an English-speaking ex-pat still in Japan that they’re keeping up morale there. He doesn’t sound too worried about the radiation, but he is not close to the meltdowns. They are doing fundraisers and NHK (official news broadcast) cites positive developments, encouraging the public?…???

        I was glad to read that China and Korea are not so patient with these circumstances! They are not suckered under with US/corporate patronage. More people need to step up & apply pressure internationally.

      • Mothra

        This source covers Japan impact well:
        http://fukushima.greenaction-japan.org/

        Otherwise, there is a latency period for radionuclide ingestion, but the atypical pneumonias, increased ILI & P&I reports, gastro-intestinal upsets, eye irritations and fatigue start the first month.

  • 67Mopar

    The Russians began covering the Chernobyl reactor after only 3 days! So what the hell is going on in Fukushima? Either IQ’s dropped sharply, or there is no radiation… Which is it?

    • xdrfox

      Chernobyl nuke cleanup to be costly for decades
      KIEV, Ukraine – A quarter-century after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion, a week of meetings on the world’s worst nuclear accident pressed home the message that the Chernobyl cleanup will remain expensive and anxiety-provoking for decades to come.

      Still, differences over the true consequences of the calamity meant that no formal conclusions were issued as the meetings ended Friday.

      The Ukrainian government organized four days of…
      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110422/ap_on_he_me/eu_chernobyl_aftermath

    • Noah

      I see nut-tin

      Lucas I am shocked that is the light of hard data, regarding Plutonium, there are those who interpret these numbers as evidence of non detection, because levels are under certain limits.

      In the latest updated report by the EPA that I reviewed today, if accurate and genuine, Plutonium has yet to be detected in the US!

      To come to this conclusion of “not detected” or “none detected” based on EPA data, would mean that someone had to decide what the threshold of non-detection would be, and publish the conclusions/analysis publicly. This would of course calm the fears of the public. But, would give a false sense of security to a vast number.

      That would be like a committee deciding not to tell you that you had lung cancer until the tumor had reach a threshold “detectable” size. You would be comfortable in your ignorance until the disease had advance beyond the threshold of non detection. But all the while the danger would be present.

      I perceive that based on all the available data, (for example plutonium being ejected from Fukushima reactors, to traces of plutonium found throughout the Pacific Rim – testing locales, from Guam, Saipan, Maui, Kauai, Alaska and California.)

      I am forced to conclude that Plutonium is now spreading beyond Japan, moving eastward with prevailing winds.

      I found this shocking and disturbing. The distribution of Plutonium is a major game changer for me. And calls for increased protective measures that include ultra purification of air. The application of advanced air purification technology must now be called into play.

      My attention, was first to water purification, moved to food, clothing, and skin decontamination protocols, now to focus on air purification.

      These changes will form the basis of permanent lifestyle changes made necessary to live in a permanently radioactive environment. In which the levels of contamination will only rise over the years ahead. The focus here is to avoid ingestion of radioactive particles and if ingested to expel as much as possible. But that is another subject.

    • xdrfox

      We all knew it was not just I-133 !

  • THIS IS BEYOND A JOKE.
    THE NUCLEAR DEBATE IS OVER.
    REASONS ‘THEY’ CAN NOT BE TRUSTED.
    NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY WILL BE PUTTING MOX IN ALL OF THEIR REACTORS.
    PRICE SET ON ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE…PRICELESS.
    TO ENDANGER PEOPLE THIS IS NOT GOING TOO HAPPEN NO MORE.
    ALL EYE,S ON THIS ONE…
    SOME FUTURE ,THE FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT WE GOTTA WEAR SHADES, HEY ZIGGY….IF THIS IS HOW THEY RUN TELCO,S WE ARE ALL ….D

  • THEY ALREADY HAVE…..SEND OVER ZIGGY SWITSTOWSKI WITH HIS SHADES,HE WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO….HE HAS ALL THE BRIGHT IDEAS.TO BUILD A REACTOR ‘THAT CAN’T BE CONTROLLED.WELL THAT IS REAL BRAINY.THESE PEOPLE[ NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS] NEED TO BE SENT IN TOO HELP… THE EDUCATED PEOPLE.ALL NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS GATHER AT FUKASHIMA REACTOR TO SEE A HOLISTIC THEORY OF ENERGY AND MATTER IN 5 DIMENSIONS IN THE MAKING.

  • cite=””>
    DONT BRING YOUR NUCLEAR DEBATES TOO TOWN ;JOHNY’.
    GREEN PEACE ‘BLEW THE COVER OF A SECRET SHIPMENT OF MOX FROM SPENT WEAPONS GRADE WEAPONS IN EUROPE, ‘BUT’ THE SHIPMENT WENT AHEAD TOO FUKASHIMA,THE FUEL WAS HELD BY THE JAPANESE FOR ATLEAST 3 YEARS, ‘BUT’ AS SOON THEY WENT PLUTHERMAL,DAYS LEADING UPTO WORLD CATASTOPHE.
    AT THE POINT OF DIVINE INTERVENTION.THE WHOLE ISLAND OF JAPAN WILL HAVE TOO BE EVACUATED.HERE COME THE FEMA CAMPS.WE DONT WANT THEM OVER HERE.

  • k

    its spelled TEPCO “the extraordinary pigs come out”

  • FOR CALI RESIDENTS-->

    I’d be checking out this MEETING on the WEST COAST, TOMORROW:

    A symposium Saturday afternoon at a famous Santa Monica venue, the Unurban Café, is being held to shed light on the HAARP facility, radiation detox and diet needs, and related information. The group calling itself “The Uncensored Politics Discussion Group” in Los Angeles announced that it is presenting a free five-hour Symposium on HAARP, Chemtrails, Radiation Hazards and Health, and Dietary Protection & Detoxification from Radiation this Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 1:00-6:00 PM due to impacts these issues are having on people but not being discussed on mainstream news. LA organizers say speakers will individually present information on their topic, then answer audience questions and take comments plus, if time permits afterwards, form a panel for more Q&A.

    Continue reading on Examiner.com: Censored survival news: HAARP quakes, Fukushima radiation – National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/haarp-fukushima-radiation-detox-to-be-exposed-la?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1KIKdkg8n

  • marina

    to 67mopar
    regarding chernobyl – russia sacrificed about 4000 soldiers, who cemented the reactor.
    I guess japan is not going to do that…

    • xdrfox

      If you see the documentry you would see some amazing facts about Chynobal the untold story.
      Watch the 2005 documentary “The True Battle of Chernobyl” – revealing never before seen interviews with Chernobyl scientists, Gorby himself, and surviving workers, and the only photographer out of four who lives to tell the story. Only a few out of the 500,000 Russians (yes, 500,000) who were brought in to the Ukraine to build the sarcophagus and clear the area, were still alive at the time – some kind of quality of life, since they were only alive because they required hospitalizations every year. The head nuclear Soviet “expert” committed suicide. Of the 500,000 emergency workers, only 200,000 were still alive just a few years later. There goes your ‘official death toll”. The Video runs 90 minutes. Do you have the guts to watch it?
      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5384001427276447319#

  • anan

    Look don’t screw up the anti-nuke and Green movement with garbage simposium about Haarp. Show us one piece of solid evidence about this conspiracy theory about Haarp. JUST ONE SOLID PIECE OF EVIDENCE ALSO ABOUT CHEMTRAILS! Crock of crap.

    I’m sorry that a meeting that could have been effective and impacted the REAL POLICIES is just being used to push nut job agendas and no doubt attempt to sell useless supplements.

    Shame on you!

    • Pretty easy to do dip shit. All you gotta do is pull your left wing head out of your ass long enough to read real DATA about those subjects. HAARP is just TESLAS experiments perfected and used wrong you can read all about it on these sites. If you still dont get it TAKE YOUR GREEN BULLSHIT and go pound on a friggn DRUM

      http://www.thesandmanproject.com/

      http://chemtruth.ning.com/

    • sighhhhhh

      I do not really understand how this is a ‘conspiracy’ when they openly acknowledge it.

      Look up ‘cloud seeding.’ Wiki, or whatever source you like. The governments of the world freely acknowledge having used this for years and that they currently using it, oh and that it’s usually not so great for your health if you happen to breathe.

      There’s no secret here. Or is ‘chem trail’s supposed to be something else? cause it looks exactly like ‘cloud seeding’ to me.

  • Soozla

    http://chemtrails.cc/2009/02/16/the-not-so-secret-ingredient/

    Darn, I can’t find the doc concerning the testing of immune suppression by the application of jet fuel.

  • Mayhem

    Oh C’mon now….it’s no big deal…it’s only a little steam…we all need to vent a little steam off now and then…don’t we?

    • anonymous oozak

      you’re laughing now mayhem.. wait until six or more months from now when the radioactive plume has circled the globe for the umpteenth time and clean drinking water will be not be readily available for the common masses.

  • Thomas Wells

    Merrily we boil along, boil along, boil along…more rad daily.

  • anan

    I appreciate the links. Okay, I’ll give it a whirl and see what it’s all about. One thing I can agree with is that the bankers run the world!

  • Soozla

    HAARP
    Here is one of it’s many forms and uses.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSubC55KI2c&feature=fvwrel

  • terraohio

    Is it possible to deploy a giant fan/blower vaccuum that picks up the steam and pulls it into a large flexible hose or passes the steam through several filters near the reactors?

  • Soozla

    Not sure about the fan/blower.
    But we have weather modification.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp1aPT-hyso&feature=related

  • Soozla

    It is true that the squares are missing data.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYHzQRxNdDI&feature=related

    But the rings are evident and telling.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94mhTkgrSAU&feature=related
    Somewhere in the land of Youtube there is a similar vid of over Australia ..same situation…earthquake.

  • Harry PHD

    Still, no source for linking old comments from a spotlight seeking “scientist” from days ago to this photo. How many times can one ask?

    Who runs this site, big oil??

  • Nina2

    Nobody does anything, nobody knows what to do. Too late. No more control possible – this genius is going out of his bottle. Now we can dance on the Titanic, hope to our small comfort. Our gouvernements looked for the business many lobbies but no one was watching of survival of all the earth and all the humanity.

  • Lloyd Hart

    Global Petition: End Fukushima’s Deadly Radioactive Fallout! Entomb Fukushima Now! http://www.change.org/petitions/end-fukushimas-deadly-radioactive-fallout-entomb-fukushima-now