Media finally gets it right? Bloomberg: “Before Fukushima, Chernobyl was ranked the world’s worst nuclear accident”

Published: September 30th, 2013 at 4:21 pm ET


Title: Golf Balls Fall Short Coping With 21st Century Disasters
Source: Bloomberg
Author: Rakteem Katakey, James Paton
Date: Sept 29, 2013

Diaper liner, sawdust, golf balls and shredded tires — these are some of the items used to try and contain the oil and nuclear disasters that marked the end of this century’s first decade and the start of the second.  […]

Sawdust and absorbent polymer were employed to plug radioactive water leaks at Japan’s Fukushima atomic station after it was wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Didn’t work. […]

Before Fukushima, Chernobyl was ranked as the world’s worst nuclear accident. Russia offered its experience from dealing with Chernobyl to help Japan with the Fukushima calamity, said Vladimir Asmolov, first deputy director general of Rosenergoatom, the state-owned Russian nuclear utility. Talks with Japan continue, said Asmolov, who added:

“In our globalized nuclear industry we don’t have national accidents, they are all international.” […]

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Published: September 30th, 2013 at 4:21 pm ET


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28 comments to Media finally gets it right? Bloomberg: “Before Fukushima, Chernobyl was ranked the world’s worst nuclear accident”

  • dosdos dosdos

    Found this:

    Seems that hundreds of Japanese children have been born in the last couple of years with extra digits (six fingers per hand), and the waiting list for corrective surgery is at least a year.

    • bo bo

      I know most of us have felt this way since 3/11 (or even before) but.. dos dos I feel like throwing up reading the article you just linked

    • We Not They Finally

      Regrettably, they cannot do "corrective surgery" on those children's GENES. The next generation stands to be worse, and the one after that. This gets worse down the generations, not better. (Helen Caldicott, activist/pediatrician is good at explaining that.)

      That's the horror of nuclear. That everything bad FOLLOWS it, then gets WORSE, and then it's too late. It's no wonder that the man-made element, plutonium was named after the God of Death.

      God help those children. What a tragedy for their country. And unfortunately, may be headed our own way.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Is, and has been, 'headed' our way. At 3,000 miles per hour, 24/7/365.

        North America is completely saturated, while the rest of the world catches up.

      • richard richard

        there is no god to help the children. (it's pretty obvious, else the children wouldn't be in that state).

        if you sincerely wish to help the children, you have to do something about it yourself.. there are no invisible friends that will do the job for you.

        hoping and praying and calling on fictional beings doesn't get the job done.. you need to get on the street and take action if you expect to see any change.

        the gawd spam is everywhere – but none of it solves the critical issues we face.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          In a sense, it does, richard. It soothes those that have nowhere else to turn.

          Taking the security blanket from them makes us no better than those that take their future. It only increases the suffering.

          No different from refusing morphine to a dying cancer patient wracked in pain.

    • pure water

      These are not the fingers to be cut! Cut the corporations` and propaganda`s fingers which lead to this!I do not mind handshaking with a person with an extra finger, but those with blood on their hands should not touch other beings any more!

  • rnix rnix

    In another 2 months when they start to remove those fuel rods the media won't be able to ignore Fukushima. Make your survival plans now for the Apocalypse is very near.

    "Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
    As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
    The Solomon temples,
    the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life Is rounded with a sleep."

    The Tempest—Willy Shakespeare

    • Gasser Gasser

      Go here first>
      Kansas – Dust In The Wind Lyrics | MetroLyrics

      I open my eyes
Only for the truth and the truth moment's gone
All my Nuclear fears
Pass before my eyes with curiosity.

      Dust in the wind

      All we are is dust in the wind.

      Same old scientific bullshit song
Just a drop of Plutonium or Cesium in an endless sea

      All they do
Pollutes the ground, though we refuse to see.

      (Aa aa aa)

Dust in the wind
All we are is Radioactive dust in the wind

      Oh, ho, ho.

      Now don't hang on
Nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky

      As all humanity slips away

      And all your science won't another minute extend.

      Dust in the hot twisting wind

      We are all now reduced to dust in the wind

      We are polluted nano dust in the wind.

      Dust in the unforgiving wind

      Everything is Radioactive dust in the wind

      Everything now is dust in the deadly Actinide winds.
In the wind


  • hbjon hbjon

    I have a problem with all this talk of emptying the SFP in U4. We know that the SFP's were either blown to smithereens or were leaking like Russian race horses after the prompt moderated criticalities we saw in spectacular fashion on video. They tried using sawdust to stop leaks in one of the SFP's.

    Water was leaking out faster than what could be put into the SFP's, so how is it that there can be fuel in them now? They had access to very little water to use after 3/11, and what little water they tried to squirt in the SFP's came right out. They wouldn't hold. Does anyone find that shocking? Generators and pumps were brought in to supply the SFP's with ocean water.

    The cores were so hot that the seawater immediately evaporated and desalinated as the salt formed a thick crust over the cores.(reported) It is unclear if they all experienced meltdowns after that.

    They threw everything but the kitchen sink at this thing to try to save it, bringing water to the hot cores was of the essence which never happened.

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Bloomberg is a mouthpiece of the nuclear cabal. The whole point now is to slow any general awareness of Fukushima, as there is clearly no stopping what is happening. In this situation, the MSM will always be behind the curve, not in front of it, like Enenews and the others. It's to be expected in a crisis of this magnitude.

    We've got a few more years of Obama, and covering up what they can. The next President will be the one to announce to the American public that millions and millions of people are going to die from the Fukushima radiation.

    I figure that will last about four years, then the next President will be the one to announce to the world that this is an Extinction Level Event, and the human race is doomed.

    I could be wrong, it could be the next President to announce this. Hillary, maybe?

    Can you imagine what this is going to do to our economy? I wouldn't want that job.

    • daddyfixit daddyfixit

      Hillary can not be next president. she was secretary of state, we have never elected one, just like we have never elected a candidate from the house. the next president will be a rich kid war party psycho just like the rest of them and he will most certainly point to some sort of mitigation that will take place as a show to avoid controversy… that is, IF it is even mentioned in the elections, which most likely, it will never be. any candidate who would speak of such things in a primary would be instantly discounted by either major party and nobody will ever point a camera at a third party. remember, those who control the nukes control the american government. they tell the president, the congress, the house and the courts what to do. they also tell those respective polticial entities which candidates they will and will not accept. fukushima will never be an election issue. they will never admit that is is causing the global cancer, liver failure, autism, heart conditions and birth defect epedimics. they would rather just cause another fukushima than let go of what gives them their power. remember, they don't believe that radiation works the way we have come to understand it from our careful study and reading. they believe that Jesus will return and save all the christians and that God has a master plan. they believe that their soul is redeemed by their belief and that the afterlife will be heaven. they believe them and theirs will be under God's hand of protection.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    R A D I A T I O N . . . C A N C E R

    Nuclear industry overlooked the consequences of meltdowns.

    And meltdowns keep happening: starting in the 50's, and into the new millennium.

    This latest meltdown is not getting fixed, because there is no fix.

  • nedlifromvermont

    As long as there are enough of us to envision improvement in the affairs of F. Daichi, then it is not yet an extinction event … and we may have a Hope, still …

    the situation is dire, indeed, but we are not dead, yet …

    so carry on faithful 'newsers … the links, the research, the mutual support are all, as usual, outstanding … and we will be providing enlightenment to many souls in these dark hours …

    Keep trying to inform … but when they already know or suspect the worse, like my elderly cousin (female) who said recently "I just keep fearing Fukushima is worse than they are telling us …" then it is time to shift gears into the love of family and the wisdom of the moment … we all will need emotional support, to get through this at all, and we will need to provide it to others, as they become aware; we will have to play the role of emotional veterans, as best we can, since we have had this awareness, for so much longer than most …

    JoyB said it best: "(she) has been around these nuclear issues long enough that the expression of existential fear about these nuclear accidents inspires nothing inside of her but compassion for the fearful …"

    We have got to "keep the heart space" for planet Earth, and the TepCo workers, and for the people of Japan, who are losing the battle to save their country from the nuclear contamination horror they face … and for our "left-coasters"

    peace folks!

    • bo bo

      I missed that quote from joyB – that is a beautiful comment, thank you, joyB – for your inspiring words and thank you ned for digging it up – and thank you everyone at enenews.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      "we are not dead, yet" I dig what your sayin' Nedli, but something about this rubs me the wrong way, and this is why; It says IF we have spirituality, faith and good visualizations, somehow it will be so much better, maybe even OK, maybe it wont kill and maim. A little like; "smile to avoid cancer". Even if you mean elevate it to transpersonal, transmaterial, there is still something. It is the many beings and even species dying or dead, the many babies of all types struggling, the hospice sitters, too buffeted to even have room for such nicey nice thoughts, as they hold hands for the last time with their loved ones. Im not being negative here. By all means, keep the people, the crabs, the whales, the elephants, the butterflies and hyenas in the "heart space" –"as death shall deliver you from death, so shall life deliver you from life" –Book of Mirdad

  • rnix rnix

    Sorry but I am in acceptance mode now….I have left denial behind and am resigned to our future….I would love to be wrong but nothing in this fools parade has convinced me we are anymore than riders in the devils side car going 90 miles an hour down a dead end street.

    "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death.
    Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot,
    full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing."

    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 5

  • Jebus Jebus

    “Before Fukushima, Chernobyl was ranked the world’s worst nuclear accident”

    That sentence sucks the whole wide world down into the corium hole,

    and creates the question, "how deep is the hole?"

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Vladamir Asmolov…it seems he and every other nuker organization are in with the IAEA. Think the U.N. is going to wave their mighty hand and get things done, if only they knew what was happening? Think again! Think the WHO looks out for the health of humanity, and if only they knew, by our humble efforts, what was happening, they would do the best thing for the people of the world? Think again. The Russians and Iran are planning new nuclear plants, under the auspices of the IAEA. Think that the world is mainly sane with a few wayward morons working in "the other political party", or perhaps the other religion?

    To solve the nuclear problem, one must address the source, the roots of ignorance and corruption. There is analogy with cancer; you cant keep cutting off malformed fingers, or removing thyroids as a solution for what causes cancer.

    Thus, neither TEPCO, or the Japanese are the source of the nuclear problem. Chernobyl and TMI, and several others, while of lesser magnitude, prove this point. You senator apparently has no control over the nuclear problem, or the cause of cancer.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      could read "YOUR senator has no control" or maybe "Yo, senatoh, take mah money, but chase it with seagrams and cesium" or, "you, yeah you, senator, WHO, IAEA, Woods hole, FDA, TEPCO and government dogs everywhere, Im pointing at YOU" (fukushima camera finger pointing guy)

      • or-well

        Ah. The Tepco finger pointing guy.
        Tepco needs YOU!
        YOU'RE NEXT!
        Radiation is coming to YOUR neighborhood!
        Buy YOUR Radwear at Tepco!
        Hi Mom! Love you!
        This is YOUR fault!
        I think I'm flatlining!
        Get the POINT?
        He could write a book. They could make a movie. He'd get his 15 minutes. That would be groovy.

  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    When some figures for Fukushima’s radiation has already tripled that of Chernobyl’s radiation, four possible wrong conclusions has to be looked at: 1) Fukushima has sent it all off and the plant is on a speedy road to recovery with Chernobyl having much more stored up or 2) Readings have improved significantly so that the accuracy of the two cannot be compared due to sophisticated error improvement methodologies or 3) Boric acid and sea water was not exactly a quick solution to a multi-million death machine or 4) Calculations of this nature is simply in the hands of incapable people.