MSNBC on Reactor No. 2: It is beyond human capability, “problem gets worse and worse and worse” — The really bad news is this is the good news, as they can’t even determine what is going on at Reactors No. 1 and 3 (VIDEO)

Published: April 7th, 2012 at 3:38 am ET
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Title: Video: How do you solve a nuclear disaster?
Source: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show
Date: April 6, 2012

Transcript Summary At 5:30 in

  • You want the fuel to be covered with water to keep it cool and shield radiation
  • Expected 33 feet, only 2 feet of water in reactor
  • That’s very, very bad
  • A symptom that something is very wrong
  • It is also a cause of yet more going wrong there… There’s nothing shielding the radiation that’s coming out of that fuel
  • The current plan is to invent something new that doesnt exist yet
  • The thing that does not exist that can allow us to even try to fix this problem
  • The thing that we could imagine might be useful to fix this problem, we’re going to have to invent
  • While the problem gets worse and worse and worse
  • It is beyond human capability
  • The really bad news is this is the good news… can’t even get near
  • They can’t even go near No. 1 and 3 to inspect
  • Nuclear problems are problems we don’t know how to fix

h/t PoorDaddy

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68 comments to MSNBC on Reactor No. 2: It is beyond human capability, “problem gets worse and worse and worse” — The really bad news is this is the good news, as they can’t even determine what is going on at Reactors No. 1 and 3 (VIDEO)

  • dear jones

    Good reports


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  • mungo mungo

    update on #3..At 10:08 am on February 14, we opened the airlock for staff (hatch to come in and out of the primary containment vessel) and started visual inspection to confirm soundness of the primary containment vessel of Unit 3 and the inside facilities. On April 5, we finished visual inspection, As the result of the inspection, we confirmed there is no leakage of reactor coolant, no serious strain and damage etc at every equipments, devices and piping etc inside of the PCV, and no factors to effect on cold shutdown of the plant. In addition, we found peeling of paintworks inside the PCV due to effect of temporally high temperature environment after the plant stop and rusts at the surface of some devices due to effect of humidly environment etc. However, we assume they will not effect on cold shutdown of the plant. Hereafter, we plan to conduct detail inspection of the devices etc including inside of the PCV.

    -At around 9:28 on April 28, on the 6th floor of Unit 1 reactor building (controlled area*1), our partner company's employee who conducted preparation for inspection of stud tensioner*2 found oil leakage on the floor where installed the facility. At around 9:42, we reported to Futaba Broad Area Fire Fighting Head Office. After on-site inspection by Fire Fighting Head Office, at 12:40 pm on the same day, regarding this oil leakage, the head office judged it didn't fall under the leakage from dangerous facility as defined in the Fire Defense Law. In addition, the…


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  • stopnp stopnp

    Sweet! Let's build more of these things! They're great! …Hurl


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  • Grampybone Grampybone

    The status of reactor 3 is awful and the whole place is about to go up in smoke again. Move along people, nothing to see here. We got a spent fuel pool about to collapse and set this bomb off. When humans die within minutes of getting near a reactor it's over. There are no words that TEPCO.gov members that will change the reality of what is going to happen. The first explosions were bad, the next explosion could easily decimate all of central Japan and sent an emp wave out large enough to black out homes in New York. Call me crazy now…That's fine I have a years worth of catastrophe to cite.


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  • dear jones

    Another good reports to Cold Shut Down all people.


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  • markww markww

    OK here is a question When they built the plant how did they move the nuclear rods into the pools THEY HAD TO BE OUT OF WATER TO MOVE THEM RIGHT??


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    • dka

      there are no rods anymore, the rods have melt and they look more like lava or like a piece of iron in fusion or semi-fusion somewhere under the reactors. They are slowly burning, oxydizing, irradiating and destroying the underground fondations of the buildings. The buildings will fall aparts probably.
      Anyway, there is nothing that exist today to get near this kind of stuff and remove it.
      It does not day that nothing can be invented that could remove it.


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      • dka,
        I think this is the case for many of them fused together from low water reports and fires that happen on at least two occasions, once last March after wave and second in the fall, not to say how many not reported !
        Can't get them out, would be too heavy and dangerous !


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    • Hogweed

      Fresh nuclear fuel doesn't have to be kept underwater. It is the neutron bombardment during criticality that starts a nuclear "fire" in the fuel. That "fire" continues to burn for ever in human timescales.

      In any case, the path from reactor to spent fuel pools is entirely underwater.


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  • nukescum

    markww, when they install new fuel rods they are relatively low in radiation. Once inside the reactor the nuclear fission processes that occur generate heat and vast amounts of radiation. Once fission has occured the spent fuel rods are very hot and much more radioactive and must be kept underwater for many years. The water keeps them cool but is also very god at shielding the radiation. Take them out of the water and the get very hot and irradiate evrything around them…


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    • markww markww

      Understand but when they take the rods out of a reactor and transfer them aren't they out of the water when moving to the pool? If so how long does it take to transfer, If they take rods out and put them on a crane there is NO water and then they dip them down through a pool of water so somewhere the rods come out of water. If that is true they could put some concrete containers next to unit 4 use a heavy duty crane and tear the whole top of 4 off and rip the transfer crane off and take rods and transfer them to a concrete steel container lay them side ways and move to a safe location, I do not know if this would work but better than watching the whole thing blow up Mark


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      • Hogweed

        There is a water filled channel from the top of the reactor to the spent fuel pool. The fuel rods are never out of water at any time during the transfer.


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      • There is a 'cask transfer' area in the fuel pool for transferring older spent fuel to water-filled casks which are then lowered to vehicles that move them to the common pool (though they don't do enough of that). The entire fuel transferring operation is conducted under water, but you've got to have a working crane and those got blown up at Daiichi. Not sure if an exterior crane could do the work (possible, but you'd need people over the pool to guide, and that may be impossible). Don't know if the transfer area is accessible or full of debris. Then there's the assemblies that will break apart due to overheating, zircalloy fires and melting of fuel. Those won't be easy to move, if they're movable at all.

        Perhaps they need to go ahead and 'pull' the pool straight down and have plenty of borated concrete on hand to bury it quick once it's down.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Joy B, would you please comment on this? (See below)

        It's doubtful there's a way to pick up the whole SPF #4 spent fuel "blob". It's probably fused onto whatever was containing it. The assemblies, if they're partially or fully melted down, wouldn't exist as discrete units a crane could pick up. (That's my "read" on it anyway, FWIW, but I'm not a nuclear power expert.)

        A month or so ago, they couldn't see into the #4 SPF anymore, so they aren't able to ascertain the condition of the spent fuel. At least that's my interpretation of recent reports. The report said visibility in the pool was only one (1) meter.

        Can anyone with knowledge of spent fuel containment address the possible state of the fuel? Joy B, you said it is brittle. How much do you think (if you could estimate) is melted down and/or fused together with the structure containing the fuel assemblies?

        There was a fire at SPF #4 early on. At least some of the fuel assemblies are in poor condition or not intact.

        Arnie Gunderson said the cladding had burned off (the zirconium alloy part) on some of the spent fuel. I think he talked about it in one of the videos Fairewinds Assoc. put out last summer. I hope I'm quoting him correctly.


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  • nukescum

    …I believe that they remove them from the reactor and into the spend fuel pond while keeping them immersed in water. This is why the spend fuel ponds are adjacent to the tops of the reactors. A stupid place for saftey but easy from an engineering and cost point of view.


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  • InfoPest InfoPest

    I sent this Email to the Rachel Maddow Show.

    Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident

    Tokyo, March 25, 2012

    Dear Secretary-General,

    Honorable Ban Ki-moon,

    "….I was asked to make a statement at the public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 23. I raised the crucial problem. of N0.4 reactor of Fukushima containing1535 fuel rods. It could be fatally damaged by continuing aftershocks. Moreover, 50 meters away from it exists a common cooling pool for 6 reactors containing 6375 fuel rods!

    It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on NO.4 reactor. This is confirmed by most reliable experts like Dr. Arnie Gundersen or Dr. Fumiaki Koide…."

    Mitsuhei Murata, Japanese Ambassador

    source: http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html

    Dear Ms. Maddow,

    Your story about the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster was a breath of fresh air in the deafening silence by the mass media about this story. I hope you will followup with the even worse problem outlined in the web page above.

    Please strongly consider becoming the voice of this real threat to life on this planet.

    Sincerely, (InfoPest)


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    • Fred

      "Please strongly consider becoming the voice of this real threat to life on this planet."

      Rachael will be lucky to keep her show and her job once the GE corporate goonsquad finds out about this piece. GE owns NBC, and lots of other channels, as Westinghouse owns CBS and lots of other channels. I think this ownership, and the censorship that comes with it, are no accident.

      We should watch very closely to see if she survives this breach of anti-nuclear reporting. GE and Westinghouse have trillions of corporate dollars resting on the nuclear industry and would think nothing of killing the little people who threaten it. Remember Karen Silkwood? No? Google her. My hypothesis isn't new.


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    • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

      Morning Infopest…..Good for you on the Rachel Maddow Email….and to anyone with a few minutes to spare, send them an email. The more feedback they get on a topic, the more you will hear about it again…..ratings rule TV.
      I think it is very important to let anyone with a MSM voice know how important it is that they speak up and get this info out.
      Here's mine:

      Hi Rachel and staff…..

      I appreciated the short blurb on the TRUTH about Fukushima reactors. As you know, this story has been ignored, lied about and virtually hidden by the mainstream media.
      I know you just used it to slap the zillionaire jerk that has given so much money to grease the wheels of NRC and right leaning pols to lie about the safety of storing nuclear waste and make more zillions, but any light shining on the fact that we know how to boil water and make electricity with atoms and have no idea whatsoever how to deal with the millions of tons of death spewing waste produced by the nuke power industry is a breath of fresh air.
      Nuclear is the most dangerous way to produce power in my opinion. If everything ALWAYS goes right, it is still leaking radiation by it's very design. When it goes wrong, it has the potential of taking out the whole human race and most other living things.
      Always looking forward to more Fukushima coverage. It ain't over by a long shot!
      Thanks.


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  • markww markww

    About the only thing they can do is blow the whole place up with a nuke to sterilize and clean the reactors. Nothing so far is not working and the earthquakes keep going and going


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    • InfoPest InfoPest

      Then it's just the matter of which way the wind is blowing when they blow the whole mess up. I guess since the Japanese got nuked by the USA 3 times, twice in WW2 and once at Fuku by way of USA care of GE. They will probably pull the trigger when the wind is blowing strongly to the east. Payback is a bitch.


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    • Hogweed

      Blowing the place up with a nuke would not "sterilize and clean the reactors".


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    • No way. That would accomplish the very bad things that so far haven't happened – finish the job of nuking the whole world to death. They could bring the place down with some expert demolition and bury it quick. Sending the whole facility up in smoke is more than stupid.


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      MarkWW, would you please explain, in terms of physics and chemistry, what would happen if they nuked the entire plant? How would that be a better scenario than if the whole place was left to burn itself out into virtual eternity? Would the amount of radiation potential be reduced?

      Many people have commented here over the past 1+ years it might be best to just nuke the whole plant, blow it up.

      I'm wondering why that might be the best option. Please explain.

      If that were done it would surely blow the "atoms for peace" idea to kingdom come. So much for creative advertising.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Rachel Maddow seems to be extraordinarily smart. She's written a book:
    "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power"
    ("…devastating and sardonic new book by Rachel Maddow, who uses her Rhodes Scholar intellect to take on America's infatuation with military power and war.")

    https://members.truth-out.org/bgift74-gift/choose-type-donation


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    • pure water

      Thanks! Though she speaks for herself – a person with alive mind! This can be a treasure in our world of tantalized benefit searchers. And thanks enenews for making one treasury room for human morality, questioning minds and bravery! My greatiest privilidge to read your posts, friends!


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    • HoTaters HoTaters

      I don't agree with her position on a lot of things, but she is very intelligent, and on the issue of war, she "gets it."


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      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        Hi HoTaters, before Fuku, I'd never heard of her, so I can't really judge..just that arclight was willing to go transgender for her was proof enough for me that she must be smart, lol!
        Btw, a quick OT between gardeners: did you see the 2 permaculture garden vids I put in the non-nuclear discussion yesterday? A sight for sore eyes (and minds)…


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        • HoTaters HoTaters

          B&B, haven't seen it yet but I'll check it out, thanks! I really appreciate what Rachel Maddow said about Fukushima and the "low level" radioactive waste dump going in, in Texas.

          I don't really understand what you meant about Arc's going "transgender" for Rachel Maddow! Do you mean a man in support of a lesbian woman?

          Yeah, Arc's a very smart guy! I so appreciate his participating here.

          Good reporting.


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          • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

            lol, when someone said she's lesbian, arclight suggested to get some severe surgery done and replied "nothing can stop me when I'm in love!" :-)

            *crazy lemming


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            • HoTaters HoTaters

              I take that as meaning he supports her and appreciates her beauty and intellectual beauty despite whatever her "orientation" may be. That he'd go to the extreme length of getting severe surgery done to make himself a "her" for her. Yeah, that is pretty funny, and she'd probably appreciate the comment!


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  • "Way To Go!!!" Rachael for speaking out about the Fukushima contamination.

    At about five minutes in, she actually says,
    "It isn't even over now…"
    "It's not going to fix itself…"
    "It's beyond human capability…"
    "Ongoing and worsening…"

    However, still no mention of how radioactive that 'ghost' ship was. It's so obvious it's 'almost' funny.


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  • TomSmall

    I am pleased to commence my participation in this site.
    My true name is Tom Small. I live in Illinois.

    I don't know if my ideas will have any consequence, but it
    is a comfort to me to imagine that they would.

    To begin, the area around Fukushima needs to become an international zone, not just an ordinary part of Japan.
    Something like Berlin after WWII.

    The partners, with Japan, should be the United States and Canada.

    You don't want China to be a part of it, because Russia would want in too. That would be like having a family over for the holidays when you know they never get along.


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    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Tom, welcome! Always nice to see new "faces"! I agree in general that the Fuku zone should be an area which is taken care of by an international crew, as the situation affects the whole world…but please not "Berlin after WW2"-style, as in that case we'd talk about occupying forces…..
      Japan has seen enough of that, I guess (and maybe that's a reason why they so far decided trying to handle it on their own – with assistance by the IAEA, haha).

      *peace


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    • Sickputer

      Welcome Tom, glad to meet you virtually! No FAQs to speak of here, but there is an Off-Topic thread to the righthand column where you can post anything legal. *;-)

      We try to stay on thread topic (this thread is on the state of the reactors as mentioned on Rachael Maddow's TV episode April 6, 2012).

      China is an age-old enemy of Japan so not there is not much problem keeping them at arms length, but they are very interested in Japan's issues boiling over into the China mainland. Observation planes from China have circled the island of Japan twice in the past year so we know they are concerned.

      IMHO getting a coalition is unlikely unless public disclosure that the extinction of man is at hand from Fukushima Daiichi becomes front page news and is willingly passed along to the sheep (the uninformed masses of humanity lied to by their governments).

      And yes like you I think there needs to be a multi-trillion dollar effort to cap Fukushima and so far nobody wants to take on that job, least of all the Japanese and the Americans. The international response so far has been like a tiny dog urinating on a massive forest fire.


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Sickputer, did you read all the posts on the discussion of the possible collapse of SPF #4? Robert Alvarez has stated it would cause the "end of civilization." Those statements are pretty dire. If we are successful, collectively, in publicizing this, the effort will begin soon.

        Or at least there will finally be a meaningful discussion. The problem is that it takes these NGO's so long to formulate a plan, it may be too late. Action is needed immediately!

        The truth of the situation is finally out in the public domain, now we need to work, collectively, to ensure it stays there.

        I wrote to everyone on my e-mail list last night and quoted the article where Robert Alvarez was interviewed. He said it was a matter of human survival that the situation at Fukushima — at least SPF #4 is brought under control. Pretty strong wording.

        That being said, "Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life here" as the old saying goes.


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    • pure water

      Better than now! Or may be a property of IAEA – and every one of them to take care of one of the Fukushima children far away from there. Financially, or personaly. Why not have a choice,as they have deprived these children from the choice of healthy life?!


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      TomSmall,

      Welcome! I love your name, it sounds like a character in a novel.

      I believe that there is an international coalition today. None of the governments worldwide are speaking to the destruction of our shared air and water. 70% of our oxygen comes from plankton, so this affects everyone, yet there is silence internationally.

      China is on track to build 80 new nuclear reactors by 2020, and they plan to fill them with Mox (uranium and plutonium mixed oxide). Russia made an agreement with the U.S. to build Mox processing plants, to use plutonium from weapons in nuclear plants. The U.S. and Canada governments are the most obvious, as they disabled their public reporting of their massive amounts of radiation data, and don't check Japanese imports.

      With the evidence that we have, I think it is very clear that the governments are united, yet it is to protect the nuclear industry instead of the citizens, unfortunately.


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    • Fred

      What a stupid idea. This isn't America's fault and America is broke. We can no longer be the saviour of every problem on Earth. Japan is a VERY rich country. Japan is NOT a third world dump living in a hut. It is an economic powerhouse America after its military surrender from WW2.

      What the world needs is some serious UN sanctions AGAINST Japan, and its huge industrial corporations to FORCE it stop ignoring the problem and FORCE it to fix it. Japan has some of the finest engineers on the planet. Just look around your house. This isn't Somalia or Tuvalu…

      Japan has PLENTY of money sacked away and can BORROW vast amounts more, just like the stupid American taxpayers. They don't need even more of our massive $77T debt.


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      • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

        "We can no longer be the saviour of every problem on Earth."
        Errrrm…well.

        ;-)


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      • john lh john lh

        +100. Dear Fred, You are right that Japan has all the money in compared with the other parts of this world.

        But keep all this truth of the nuclear problem at Fuku on mind, there is no way to fix, it is out of human ability to fix it.

        So, the whole money of Japan is nothing ,in this disaster. This is the 4th Trumpet blowing. Look at the Revelation.

        Those Japanese crowd politician and elite just take this last 1 year to transfer their money and family to other place, and left Japanese to live as long as possible, with "smile,then the radiation is nothing harmful" ,that is what their expert told Japanese people.

        They are criminals,should be shot and hang now.


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    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      Hi Tom,

      I'm in Illinois too.

      It is frustrating to see Japan going it alone and failing terribly. Well they are not completely alone. Many other countries have sent their "experts" to help but it is more of an advisery role to the Japanese.

      Nuclear countries should be working together in a global effort to cover up Chernobyl, literally cover it up. Stop the melting in Fukushima and a halt the production of more radioactive waste. We have enoughalready.


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  • shiverca shiverca

    I just said yesterday the news gets worse and worse every day.

    This is an international problem and it shocks me that no one else is concerned.

    Mainstream news is almost NIL.

    When something goes wrong then we'll see how fast the world descends on this.

    TO LITTLE TO LATE as usual with Governments!!


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Welcome TomSmall! :-)

    I think I like your idea. At first blush,..no,…but upon reflection,……the US keeps TRYING to say,…"The isn't our INCIDENT". I think 'IT' is their INCIDENT! Canada has been complicit,…to be sure.

    Guess we'll have to do what 'we' always have to do,….wait and see!

    Welcome aboard friend! :-)


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  • hbjon hbjon

    It's not governments. Healthcare, The AMA, big pharma and their likes own, buy, sell, and control information. They (for the most part) own the internet and media (along with the military) and watch how cute it is for us sheeple to agonize over this disaster the way we are. None of them ever had any respect for the technology that German wizardry conjured out of Uranium. Heck, they inject the waste into people so that it shows up in a magnetic field and they can see the structure of tissues. What do you think happened to the forums that discuss physics? Their evil survival activities are causing the death of our planet and everything that is good and wholesome on it. All the while raping the earth of it's natural resources that drives a vicious cycle of expansionary holocaust. We need to embrace the steadystate universe now. rant/off


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    • Fred

      Wow! Buzzword Bingo! "expansionary holocaust"? I'm impressed!


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      • hbjon hbjon

        When your in the zone, your in the zone. Tell ya what Fred. This last year has been a once in a lifetime chance to put the jigsaw puzzle together. It takes certain events to occur that makes solving it possible. It takes a certain foundation of knowledge that makes solving it possible. It is like someone has taken down the false beacon that guided the mariner. It is very much like the curtain has revealed the little man pulling levers and turning dials. The lie is that benefits outweigh the dangers. If you can sell that one point, you have granted the gifts of life to many thousands, but have caused the deaths of many millions.


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        • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

          Mornin hb…..I think your last 2 posts have tapped into THE great truth of our time…..and they have sold the benefit v. danger lie to the masses. Governments are the puppets, wittingly or otherwise.


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  • mungo mungo

    update on leakage into sea..The amount of water contaminated with radioactive strontium that leaked into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Thursday totaled around 150 milliliters, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday. The utility had said Thursday that about 12 tons of highly contaminated water leaked from a water treatment pipe at the plant and that a large portion of it probably flowed into the Pacific Ocean. But an examination of seawater near the drainage of the plant showed that the concentrations of radioactive materials such as strontium were below measurable limits. Tokyo Electric suspects that most of the leaked water was absorbed in soil, with an official saying that the environmental impact of the leakage was almost nil. A similar leak also occurred on March 26 at the plant in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan. The utility plans to bolt the joint areas of pipes to prevent a recurrence. Meanwhile, the Fukushima prefectural government said the levels of strontium concentration surpassed the average levels measured before the nuclear crisis in 36 locations within the prefecture, including the towns of Okuma and Futaba which host the plant. But the levels of strontium, which tends to accumulate in bones and is believed to be a cause of bone cancer and leukemia, was not high enough to have significant effects on the human body, the local government said. The findings are based on a survey conducted between July and…


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  • mungo mungo

    and October last year in response to the nuclear crisis, triggered by the powerful earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. The survey involved checking soil at 55 locations in the prefecture.
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_update_read&edis_id=NC-20120328-34685-JPN&uid=12501


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  • glowfus

    since this reactor doesn't have a melted corium somewhere under it like the ohters do, it would be better to support the sfp in place with thousands of tons of concrete, right now. the other reactors have coriums somewhere under their pools so piling tons of concrete under them (the sfp's) would make access to them (the coriums) (in a thousand years or so?) that much more difficult. this is, of course, assuming there is a sfp at #4. why the skepticism? a picture of #4 show a large wall missing and what looks like the inside of a swimming pool,inside. hopefully, that was the employee's lounge swimming pool!


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Like a airplane's pilot that loses control, allowing it to entering a stall, which then transitions into a flat spin, before it crashes into the Earth…

    Fukushima is transitioning from a GLOBAL Multi-Meltdown Disaster into a situation that now has the potential to becoming a Global Radioactive Destroyer of life as we now know it!

    Forget Global Warming, it is a distant worry as compared to what may happen in Fukushima, as TEPCO and their Japanese Regulators "to fiddle while (Fukushima's) SFP # 4 BURNS"…


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  • steve from virginia

    Good Grief!

    – Don't put Rachel Maddow in charge of reactor cleanup.

    – Get rid of Tepco.

    – Not much can be done until there is a change of attitude on part of Japgov, which wants to sell Japanese reactors overseas. Reactor business is finished in Japan. Ditto w/ US which wants to sell its reactors overseas. Ditto China.

    – Some sort of event is likely with large consequences for Japan. Lessons are repeated until learned.

    – Assuming politics are set aside (an explosion/fire scare would do the trick), here is what to do:

    – Build a cofferdam around the reactor complex. This controls the flow of water in and out of the plant.

    – Build a railroad spur into the complex to handle heavy repeated loads.

    – REMOVE CORES AND SPENT FUEL FROM DAIICHI 5 AND 6 NOW. THERE IS NO REASON WHY THESE REACTORS HAVE NOT BEEN EMPTIED ALONG WITH COMMON FUEL POOL. THIS IS WHY THERE SHOULD BE A RAIL ROAD. 10 RAILCAR TRAIN CAN SHIP 160 FUEL ASSEMBLIES EACH UNDERWATER. ALL THE EASY SPENT FUEL CAN BE REMOVED IN A FEW WEEKS.

    – Hire Boots and Coots/Halliburton, tell them what to do and get out of the way.

    – Remove spent fuel in 1-4 reactors with remote controlled cranes and derricks using submersible flasks to handle fuel.

    – Remove nuclear material in reactors/underground w/ core drilling equipment. Cranes, demo-ed reactor buildings, railcars, core equipment buried on site then paved over.

    – Treat water in cofferdam and recycle. 10 year cleanup time.


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  • glowfus

    hundreds of wells drilled all over that site to pump out the contaminated ground water in addition to everything else posted, plus, a corium easter egg hunt.


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