Michio Kaku: 3 meltdowns in Fukushima, but uranium actually totally liquified… 1st time in history — “Reactor actually melted totally” (VIDEO)

Published: November 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 am ET


Previously Kaku has stated that one Fukushima reactor had “liquified”

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, November 20, 2012:

Professor Michio Kaku, City College of New York:

We had three simultaneous core meltdowns in Fukushima, but the uranium actually liquified — liquified — we’ve never seen a totally liquified core before.

First time in history.

But the Fukushima reactor actually melted totally.

Michio Kaku: American theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York, a co-founder of string field theory […] Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and was first in his physics class. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972.

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Published: November 22nd, 2012 at 9:33 am ET


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35 comments to Michio Kaku: 3 meltdowns in Fukushima, but uranium actually totally liquified… 1st time in history — “Reactor actually melted totally” (VIDEO)

  • jec jec

    Melted Urianium..wonder if that was the GOLD color we saw in some videos. Any experts with an idea of what melted Urianium does/is?

  • weeman

    I could not imagine that any containment in any reactor could prevent liquid uranium from exiting the vessel, I am going to go out on a limb and state that all three cores are ex vessel.

    I wonder how he got to this conclusion of course, is he privy to information or did he use his mind and resources to come to that conclusion, I could not find any more information on it, anybody in the loop.

    You can ask him a question and if good will be aired on xm radio 866 323 2538, see his site.
    To all our first class bloggers, you know who you are, get his mind working and give him good questions to work on and answers we need and clarification.
    Be well, don't fall down the nuclear well.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      you don't have to go out on a limb… there are pictures of it exiting the building, and pictures of steaming/smoking pits of Hell near more than one building..

      What more evidence does anyone need?

      Of course, admitting that this happened, and NOTHING was done to stop it, compared to what they did at Chernobyl, will make the Japanese seem like… well you fill in the blanks..

      • weeman

        I was hoping that at least one was intact, what hope is gone,
        I am looking for greener pastures now, I am heading to Antarctica to the middle of the continent, my plan is to drive tunnels one thousand feet under the ice and make giant caverns the same way as they do in salt domes and start my own colony, who is in.
        With a thousand feet of water above you we will be shielded but cold, if we continue on the present course this is not out of the realm,.

        • gr81 gr81

          Copious quantities of tropical plants and animals have been found under the antarctic ice. Maps made by the Romans show the antarctic without ice. We are in the midst of a polar shift (both North and South poles moving as we speak, and the poles have moved over 500 miles so far).



          • gr81 gr81

            Shoulda been!
            Copious quantities of tropical plant and animal REMAINS.

            • Maggie123

              I heard a BBC made-for-radio drama in which there was life, (not pleasant of course, or there'd have been no drama!) 🙂 I've been surprised recent years at talk of evidence of abundant life in Antarctica because "coal in Antarctica from once-abundant plant growth" is something I was told decades ago – the point at the time being that earth has gone through many changes.

              I studied Alberta-NE BC geological history a bit some time back. Tropical and/or salt waters have encroached on N.American continent several times through earth history. Marine fossils fairly abundant in US and Canadian prairies – significant dinosaur in NE BC and of course in southern Alberta where Dinosaur Nat'l Park has a world-recognized museum/research center. Whole mountain ranges have been here and gone! (I like being aware of geological time and unending processes!) 🙂

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Multiple Nuclear Reactors Bombed; All Nuclear Reactors ARE Bombs; via A Green Road

    American Indian Prophecy, Living As Soul on Earth; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/american-indian-prophecies-and-way-of.html

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    The CNBC report just said that one of the fuel pools is already dry with no cooling now

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    That CNBC report was weak and worthless and did NOT tell of the real dangers and had zero mention of US or Canadian contamination – sad – par for the course

  • pcjensen

    worthless. some of use were noting all the steam rising from the earth around the plants last year, we already knew and were saying there was complete meltdown. Stymied by the experts lack of prompt and thoroughly helpful information when needed. So many people will learn they've been breathing and eating rads for too long, too late. They will suffer because nobody in official positions wanted to scare people. I have often heard people [apologists for gov] say they didn't want panic… how about the lawsuits for not warning people? I guess they'd rather have that. Why do nations bother having emergency response plans and spend money on ER trainings if they aren't going to do the right thing and at least try to help protect people? Class action lawsuit for failing to uphold tenets of ER management. That line about not wanting people to panic is pure bull. Too little too late, Michio.

    • vital1 vital1

      "They will suffer because nobody in official positions wanted to scare people."

      They will suffer because people in official positions wanted to protect their power, and the nuclear industry.

      What is particularly tragic, is that these governments east and west could have, and should have provided the information where the radioactive plumes were headed, plus what actions to take to avoid exposure. An informed populace would have made the correct choices to keep themselves, and their children safe.

      Officials responsible for this outrage should be held accountable, and

      A responsible leadership would have acted decisively to protect their citizens.


      Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
      quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or podcast below. (or create your own), hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.


      This informative podcast on New Zealand radio station GreenPlanetFM carries more weight when trying to convince friends and relatives. It has with mine. So if you can use it as a resource please do. The interview starts after a bit of an introduction on synchronicity.


  • razzz razzz


    "…For fission reactors, the fuel (typically based on uranium) is usually based on the metal oxide; the oxides are used rather than the metals themselves because the oxide melting point is much higher than that of the metal and because it cannot burn, being already in the oxidized state…"

    The Professor must be privy to some very specific fallout readings from the disaster to start making conclusions besides complications from the temporary use of seawater for cooling.

    Did some of Unit 3's SFP fuel already vaporize like is feared what might happen in Unit 4's SFP? Did Unit 3's explosion send a fallout cloud around the world? Or is it a combination of Units 1,2 & 3 cores melting down along with Unit 4 SFP boiling off creating the fallout cloud?

    Did fallout from the core meltdowns stay localized or not? I know they have been continuously seeping fallout into the ocean.

    Did the reactors run dry and burn, if so for how long?

    Chernobyl's core burned for 10 days.

    With the DOD drone's flyover and satellite imaging you would think the US government knows exactly what happened.

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    Saw this, now got to go.

    Giving thanks to a rebel

    Peace, Love and Thanks

  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    I don't know how Michi Kaku is looked at in the US but he doesn't sit with me very well. His wife is Japanese but there is not one video where he speaks in Japanese! You would think that he'd have sent some messages to Japan in Japanese, wouldn't you? Some says, he's a puppet of the elites.

    • JustmeAlso

      I can imagine there are people from Japan who do not talk Japanese anymore.. Some HI friends come to mind.. 😉

    • I wouldn't draw any conclusions from that

      His message seems counter to what the "elites" would want us to know and think.

      • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

        I don't know about that stock. Some Pro-nukes have knotched up their gear and acts as if they are on the side of anti-nukes to gain credibility and spread disinformation, manipulates, distract from certain idea. However, I have no way of proving Kaku is but my gut feeling is hinting something I don't know what!

      • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

        He gives me heebie jeebies :O

      • JustmeAlso

        The world is no piramide shaped planet..

  • JustmeAlso

    physicists are good to listen to when there is profit to be made..

  • Sickputer

    Kaku first said this Feb. 23, 2012. Enenews quoted him in March:


    He' s an energetic guy and quite entertaining. But I wonder if this is really the first total melt. Many older accidents were kept in strict secrecy.

  • liquefied and molten are to separate things?

  • Sickputer

    BS sez: "liquefied and molten are two separate things?"

    SP: I am not a natural scientist so I guess maybe there are differing degrees of loss of structural integrity for metals at high temperatures. But as a social scientist and linguist I find the terms are very close synonyms.

    • Top answer: Liquid is a state of matter that has no definite shape but a definite volume. Molten generally means that something is changed from a solid to a liquid

      • Sickputer

        BS responds: "Top answer: Liquid is a state of matter that has no definite shape but a definite volume. Molten generally means that something is changed from a solid to a liquid"

        SP: Good point. I found this also:

        "Molten specifically refers to liquids which are extremely hot, and whose usual form is as a solid. It is used as an adjective"


        Also on that page: "By contrast, something may be melted (whether used as a transitive verb, or an adjective), but need not be hot, and it need not be liquid (something that has begun to lose solidity can be considered melted), nor does it even need to still be subject to the melting process (i.e. it may have fully resolidified)."

        SP: Interesting choice of the verb "liquified" by Kaku since so many nuclear scientists prefer when discussing runaway nuclear fuel the verbiage "melted" or "molten", but liquified is probably not an incorrect usage based on the little information Tepco has provided.

        I enjoy listening to his presentations, some people don't. To each his own.

  • Mack Mack

    "Scientific American" has audio of the NRC discussing the meltdowns on the first week of the meltdowns.

    Here are some important quotes:

    —> UNIT 2:

    *** "…the IAEA tells us the earthquake triggered a power failure at the Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 nuclear power plant, and then when a backup generator also failed, the cooling system was unable to supply water to cool the reactor." (WEBER)

    *** "Unit 2 is not in very good condition at all. It appears that core cooling has not existed for quite some time….There is clear indication that primary containment is not intact, and there may also be indication that fuel, that there has been substantial core melt, and possibly even the loud sound in the breach of containment was caused by an ex-vessel fuel situation." (GROB)

    —> UNIT 4:

    "The spent fuel pool is dry and there appears to be a zirconium fire in the spent fuel pool of Unit 4." (GROB)

    —> 50-mile EVACUATION:

    "… the ANS flyover found the greatest concentration of contaminated materials to the northwest of the site, and there's a narrow band to the northwest beyond 13 miles from the site where the integrated four-day doses approach or exceed 1 rem. So we made the right decision in our prior recommendations in evacuating everybody within 50 miles." (HOLAHAN)