Multiple deaths at Fukushima nuclear plants – Worker dies after plunging over 30 feet into water tank – Another killed from severe head injury after caught in equipment – Tepco warned last week about soaring number of worker injuries

Published: January 20th, 2015 at 3:43 am ET
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AFP, Jan 20, 2015: A worker at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant died after falling into a water tank. Separately, another worker died because of an incident at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant… The victim at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, reportedly in his 50s, was inspecting an empty water tank… “He was wearing a harness, but the hook was found tucked inside the harness. This means the harness was not being used,” said a TEPCO spokesman. “We are investigating whether safety measures were appropriately observed,” he added… In the unrelated incident at the Fukushima Daini plant… a worker died after suffering a severe head injury after being caught in equipment, a TEPCO spokesman said.

AP, Jan 20, 2015: Worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear plant dies after accidentally falling… the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site… [Tepco] said the worker, 55, died of multiple injuries early Tuesday after falling through an opening atop a 10-meter high tank… The number of injuries in April-November totaled 40 last year, compared to 12 a year earlier, underscoring growing concern about sloppy safety measures.

DPA, Jan 20, 2015: A worker died after falling into an empty water tank… he plunged around 10 metres to the bottom… The accident came three days after the Fukushima labour department urged [TEPCO] to take thorough precautions against accidents…

Reuters, Jan 20, 2015: Last week, labor inspectors warned [TEPCO] about the rise in accidents and ordered it to take measures to deal with the problem… “We are deeply sorry for the death of the worker and express our deepest condolences to the family. We promise to implement measures to ensure that such tragedy does not occur again,” Akira Ono, the head manager of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, said… The number of accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, including heatstrokes, has almost doubled this fiscal year to 55… “It’s not just the number of accidents that has been on the rise. It’s the serious cases, including deaths and serious injuries that have risen…” said Katsuyoshi Ito, a local labor inspector overlooking the Fukushima power plant. Ito said inspectors were investigating the recent death.

Jiji Press, Jan 6, 2015: Number of injured workers soars at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant [and] far exceeded the 2013 figure by November, [TEPCO] officials said… Thirty-nine workers were injured at the plant between April and November 2014, while one became ill. In fiscal 2013, which ended in March last year, 23 were injured… Last Sept. 22, a worker from a partner company suffered a broken back after being hit by a falling iron pipe while building a storage tank for contaminated water. During work to build a tank on Nov. 7, three workers were injured by falling steel weighing 390 kg. One was left temporarily unconscious, while another broke both ankles… Tepco believes the injuries were caused by poor on-site coordination and management by the partner company, according to the officials.

See also: Worker: All sorts of troubles going on at Fukushima; They won’t tell public what really happens – People should worry, it’s not under control – Workers in disguise over retaliation fear

Published: January 20th, 2015 at 3:43 am ET
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255 comments to Multiple deaths at Fukushima nuclear plants – Worker dies after plunging over 30 feet into water tank – Another killed from severe head injury after caught in equipment – Tepco warned last week about soaring number of worker injuries

  • bf9 bf9

    I don't know for a fact, I have no proof, but I can almost assure you that thousands have already died of radiation related problems that have been on that site. I volunteer to even run into the buildings, within inches of the vessels themselves with a camera on a suicide mission. Someone has to do it, I'll go first. We need another 4 million at least or the human race is done.

    Hyperbole? Even extracting what we know from Chernobyl it will take about that much. Short of that we're all as good as dead. C'mon world gov'ts and TEPCO…time to get serious was March of 2011.

  • Ki11more Ki11more

    Im sure that homeless and mentally ill workers have zero paper trail..and just because its the law doesn't mean that the nuclear cartel follow it they tend to break, bend, and usurp all other rules. Its like nuclear trumps everything else when it comes to protecting and hiding the reality of whats happening…when it comes down to it Japan is totally fuku'ed and no amount of lies can ever hide that fact for long….better to come clean to the world…than to continue this deadly farce a moment longer.
    Japan should be begging for international help but their leaders still try to maintain their honour with barefaced lies…How do we rescue those poor children living in the nuclear wasteland that japan has become…there is no 'children of fukushima' charity that will give hope to these tainted lives…and still we see only the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to the damage yet to be enacted upon the populace.
    It truly is a modern and horrific genocide that is taking place and most of the world looks away rather than extend a hand as one human to another….truly sickening

  • Angela_R

    bfs "time for sleep, I've been up way too long."

    it seems to me that you need to take time for the sleep of peace, the time for rejuvenation. Enjoy and awake refreshed.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Multiple deaths at Fukushima NPP due to….construction site style accidents. Of course. Because there have been no radiation related deaths at Fukushima NPP (sarc). The Fukushima NPP disaster has actually been a…success story…of how nuclear reactors can melt through and explode…spent fuel pools can burn…and still, there are no negative consequences. (sarc)
    And, the electricity generated by nuclear power is cheap as chips. (sarc)
    Smile!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nuclear rumors push prices down for Fukushima beef
    Jan 19 2015

    http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/nuclear-rumors-push-prices-down-for-fukushima-beef-1.324730

    Nuclear rumors..
    Stars and Stripes ..ought to be ashamed of itself.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Gainax Sets Up Studio, Museum in Fukushima
    Jan 16 2015

    "The new studio and museum makes use of a closed junior high school building."

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-16/gainax-sets-up-studio-museum-in-fukushima/.83353

    Anime to supplant reality.
    Neat.

  • Dick Shenary

    We used to call this type of reporting "window dressing". It is becoming obvious that TEPCO cannot hide the carnage at Fukushima while pretending to restore the site. A good cover story is hard to find.

  • Dick Shenary

    I would imagine that workers in disguise at a failing nuclear facility would create a comedy of errors. I imagine that Fukushima workers rarely smile, and according to their own propaganda, this is not helping their health. Somehow it is hard for me to imagine that smiling has protective powers for ionizing radiation. I do believe that smiling is good for people but would some kind and patient nuker(sarc)explain to me how smiling moderates ionizing radiation at the molecular level. I would like to know.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Sure they smile Dick Shenary! The undertaker just breaks their jaw to relax their teeth clenched in anger,the last emotion/expression that any normal human being with a heart capable of truly absorbing & understanding "where" they are & "why"[?] at the time of their premature,un-natural deaths!! 😐 Hell, I don't even work there & have 6,000 + miles between me & the source of my wife's & MANY others suddenly besieged by the onset of previously "rare",extremely aggressive cancers and my own face would probably crack too if I tried to force a smile per official radiation protection instructions!! However,my heart goes out to the Samurai Liquidator's doing work anywhere near TEPCO's festering pile of radioactive shit,whether they were tricked or otherwise coerced into employment in that radioactive Hell under the direction of the Devil himself! 🙁 My personal "heroes" of the past half decade are those who selflessly agreed to work onsite to save the world from 311/Fukushima's deadly radiation & those of you found here who selflessly try to save the world from the sub-human,"elite" filth that comprises the nuclear industry through educating minds via exposure to the truth about radiation & the impending doom it represents at the present rate of destruction of habitat & species including the better side of humanity not yet "deprogrammed" from the half-century of pro-nuke propaganda & bullshit the mostly gullible public has been subjected to & enslaved by!…

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    Woah is TEPCO talking numbers again….

    Death on the rise, death by our side
    Death in the head, death in the eyes
    The unknown that are already dead
    The ocean that once bred
    To my misting eyes, sadly it's no surprise
    Still printing money as if to hide the lies
    Shedding light are the courageous protectors of life
    Generations to be left with wicked strife
    Fostering mutations by day and night
    Shredding DNA just to get a rise
    Innocent creatures and children no longer to be fed
    Listless in a lifeless bed
    The death machine is what they know
    It is their favorite toll
    I weep for what they don't want to hold
    For in the very end Love rules the show

  • 😐

    "…growing concern about sloppy safety measures."
    – AP

    Better late than never… except in the case of Nuclear Plant MELTDOWNS.

    >>> This guy walking on top of the Common Spent Fuel Pool is being as safe as possible. Wearing full protection and keeping his 'outside' exposure to 180 seconds.
    (2015-01-19 11:55 jst)

    At about 2:45 in on the recording look toward the lower left. The tiny, fast moving, white spot is a human.
    (credit user PlowboyAllGrownUp for spotting this one.)

    2015.01.19 11:00-12:00 Fuku1live 20x
    (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSbmfSY8PlM

    How do they volunteer for such jobs… or do they?
    Whatever device that worker was adjusting must have very important.

  • Sickputer

    SP: Stars and Stripes…"groundless rumors"

    Hmm…

    More S&S quotes: "Shipping was also restricted for a time as the cattle were being fed rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium."

    SP: Somebody must stop those "groundless" rumors of contaminated feed! Oh hell, it was S&S.

    S&S: "By September 2009, a system was established to inspect all cattle, and shipping resumed"

    SP: Can't even get their dates straight.

  • Nick

    "Tokyo Electric has been widely criticized for its handling of the cleanup of the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant. Until last year it struggled to contain leaks of radioactive water from hastily built tanks at the site.."
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/us-japan-fukushima-labor-idUSKBN0KT05K20150120

    ??

    Are the water struggles over?

    Is the water contained?

    Not by my reckoning.

  • Sickputer

    To paraphrase Stalin:

    “If only a few workers die at Fukushima NPP, that is a tragedy. If thousands die, that’s only private government statistics.”

    They built an onsite incinerator in the first few months of the crisis. I wonder who runs it? Maybe people with lots of tattoos and missing a finger or so? The world wonders…

    Surely nobody could be so evil? Wrong…nucleoapes are notorious for their cruelty:

    "the United States Government had injected radioactive plutonium into unconsenting patients"

    "the study in which pregnant women were given intermittent doses of radioactive iron at Vanderbilt University had its findings published in American Journal of Epidemiology in 1969. Among mothers who received the doses of radioactive iron, four gave birth to children who would later develop malignancies ranging from acute lymphatic leukemia to synovial sarcoma. All four children died over the span of the study."

    "terminally-ill cancer patients were injected radioactive calcium and strontium…The experiment, conducted at Columbia University…
    "The survival length of patients in the experiment ranged from 3 hr to 124 days. [8] It is unclear whether any of the patients injected consented to the study as no legal action was taken"

    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2013/ph241/yeo2/

    • Dick Shenary

      SP – Good find. This Stanford student talks about the field of bioethics. Now there is an academic field with no professors and certainly no students. The literature published about bioethics must be scant. Ask yourself if you have ever even read a book that mentioned bioethics. We don't even have informed consent: "The most arousing issue to emerge from the human experimentation of the Cold War Era is the topic of informed consent. Though the Nuremberg Code clearly describes the "absolute" requirement of consent, problems arising from concerns for national security and a lack of clear standards as to what constituted and how to obtain consent created a murky area in which medicine was practiced. [5] This does not, however, undermine the fact that some patients in physically or socioeconomically disadvantaged positions were quite blatantly taken advantage of and manipulated. The new focus on informed consent, and more broadly, on the proper standards for conducting experiments involving human subjects, shed new light and attention onto the field of bioethics.(if only had a field called bioethics)

      • Dick Shenary

        It is an old story told many times. Due to national security concerns western nations were unable to follow the Nuremberg code. For what the Nazis did, many went to the gallows. Were we then able to follow our own code forced upon the defeated Germans? Of course not. I do think it to be ironic that the Germans have somewhat lived up to the Nuremburg code while other western nations have not.

      • GreenRenew GreenRenew

        The best ethics were learned in kindergarten. Share. Play fair. Be nice. Do unto others as you would have done to you. Etc. etc.

        Some world leaders and one percenters must not have attended kindergarten.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      That is just so wrong. Isn't it murder? I read today that the second biggest killer in US is Cancer and the 4th was prescription drugs. SSDD. They love to experiment on the trusting masses.

  • Sam Sam

    "Nearly half of Japanese adults 'not having sex'
    A Japanese couple
    Tired and can't-be-bothered couples are failing to reproduce, worsening the nation's population decline"

    From the Telegraph
    Very sad indeed. Symptomatic of societal deterioration
    from multiple sources -economically, culturally, medically
    and from radiation.

  • ftlt

    I would suspect worker accidents and deaths would soar on a project of this nature. This is by its nature a very very dangerous work site. Not speaking of direct radiation dangers either. It is the radiation threat that acts as a multiplier on an already danger place. That this is a nuclear exposure site can only heighten the dangers these workers experience – for many reasons.

    The deaths of workers on the job and shortened life from job related causes is a subject that is almost always swept under the rug.

    Unless, it is a the new fascist jingoistic glorification of the death of a "First Responder" heroes. (whose workers do NOT have top 10 death on the job #s – Not to mention much lower "shorten life deaths" rates).

    The shortened life numbers from radiation exposure will never be made clear. The medical/death actuarial records will serve as a fan dance for this issue. We know that these numbers will be muddied on purpose. We have seen this everywhere where illegal deaths occur. The War on Terror is a great place to look for this type of under counting EG Iraq's civilians.

  • Shaker1

    Well, this may be just an industrial accident, though with workers rotating in and out, I do wonder of the safety training these guys go through. I'm not familiar with occupational safety laws in Japan, but here there would have been a cable or something somewhere to tie off, and the man would be wearing a harness as well as his white suit. The ironworkers I know here have a quaint description for such an accident. They might say he 'went down the hole'.

    Beyond that, it's obvious that these contractors are in scramble-mode for their workforce, the 'warm bodies' any job like this needs. You don't put a broom in a welder's hands when the unskilled are available. And I've seen the most skilled and experienced do stupid and dangerous things, myself included. This is dangerous work in the normal world. I can't imagine what it might be like working in Tepcoland for some twice-removed subcontractor who sits in an office in Tokyo.

    If you pray, pray for these guys doing that work.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Ah..but they can fall like flies..
    Because soon ..comes..

    Centaur shaped telepresence

    Centaur-shaped telepresence robot controlled by full-body telepresence suit funded for Fukushima-type disaster scenarios

    This project will receive funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme under Grant Agreement 644839, following call ICT-23-2014 Robotics
    Jan 20 2015

    http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2015/01/centaur-shaped_telepresence_ro/

    Oh ..CERN being a giant pee-pee not good enough….LOLOLOL.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Japan 'geeks' it's way toward ..dehumanization..

    Japan to sell talking robots that won't try to understand human speech or make much sense

    "The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations."

    http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/01/20/japan-to-sell-talking-robots-that-wont-try-to-make-sense

    Giving up on Humans so soon???

  • ISPC

    Yes. " A worker at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant died after falling into a water tank."

    I am happy to know that the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is only crippled. I was afraid a serious disaster had happened there; that all the Reactor Cores had either undergone a thermonuclear detonation, or out of control fission, or both, and that the plant was completely destroyed beyond retrieval or repair.
    I was concerned that all the melted, exploded, or ongoing fission process in air and below ground were surging deadly radionuclides into the air and ocean with the potential of killing every worker that ever has or ever will work at that plant, as well as Every Living Thing on the Earth.

    Fortunately, my fears have been laid to rest. My misunderstanding was all rooted in not understanding what "crippled" meant. So here is the definition; included to help calm fears. As you can see by the definition, the Nuclear Power Plant at Fukushima is merely "impaired, or flawed".

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/crippled
    noun
    1. Offensive. a term used to refer to a person who is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs.
    an animal that is similarly disabled; a lame animal.
    Offensive. a person who is disabled or impaired in any way:
    a mental cripple.
    2.anything that is impaired or flawed.
    3.a wounded animal, especially one shot by a hunter.

    (sarc) Peace

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    OT. Check.. this refractory..cool ..huh..

    http://www.seehawaiilive.com/hawaii-camerasen he Sheraton Waikiki

    • ISPC

      Yes. Heart of the Rose. TY. It is the Interface of Life and Death. Only a very few will ever notice, fewer still will understand, and only a handful will act. I fear Our Universe is getting Smaller; day by day.

      Aldous Huxley:

      “Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted"

      “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”

      “Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.”

      http://thinkexist.com/quotes/aldous_huxley/

      Peace

  • Hey Ness, you seem kinda new, when did you show up? About the same time Duff went away?

    If Doc GH solve the "virus problems" then you refuse to ever visit again?

    PS "so called virus problem" never detected by me or anyone else at the goodheart site.

    Seems like an attempt to damage a site reputation to me. Sorry if I am wrong, but I am rarely wrong at lie spotting.

  • Dick Shenary

    I have a couple of questions regarding TEPCO procedure at Fukushima. When workers try to disguise themselves, does that impede work assignments and vital communications? If you are not sure if that was your boss or not who gave you an order – do you comply? Are email names changed frequently along with passwords? Does upper management wear disguises frequently or only on occasion? Unfortunately, we are witnessing the "CLUSTER OF ALL CLUSTERS". You know what I mean.

  • Sam Sam

    Yea; Ness is really far out there with these wild theoretical
    imaginations for ion tubes to suck up and out plutonium.
    Has taken up space on the threads with this BS banter.
    Not sure if intentional to distract but definitely a diversion.
    Ness is supposedly somewhere in Holland living behind a
    dyke and saying the oceans are not rising.

    • Ness Ness

      It is exactly the incredible Global Warming Nonsense that kept me from commenting on this site Sam. With so many propagandists around there can't be any uhm kosher members left, was my idea. It is what is chasing people away, disbelieving anything said here.

      • Sam Sam

        As my wise Golden Retriever would say
        about all this banter whether there is global
        warming or global cooling or global whatever
        is to keep one's nose to the ground, smell
        and look around. Be a phenomenologist and
        observe. He rolls around on the ground to
        absorb the essences of others and moves on.
        He is always keen to go to new areas and
        learn the terrain. Keep coming back here
        Ness, you are welcome no matter how outlandish
        I may think your proposals are. Diversions are ok.
        I do not think any of us are propagandists here.
        We are all trying to understand, figure things out
        and survive the best we can the catastrophes of the
        Nuclear Age.

        • amberlight amberlight

          Your golden retriever uses more reliable research methods than the IPCC, whose members do not understand ocean dynamics one whit! Kinda like nuke exspurts when it comes to the effect of radiation on living entities.

          They've established a completely self-serving partnership: Pump up hysteria about climate change and play down dangers of nuclear power generation, then present the whole package as Problem-Reaction-Solution!

    • weeman

      You have to know your enemy to defeat your enemy, ness is not the enemy, we all have our strengths and we all have different points of view.
      Some want to complain over spilt milk and other want to tell you that it was not the child that spilt the milk it was the cat.
      As for climate it is not static it is dynamic, man did not start the last ice age and if their was ice ages why not steam age, we're would you find the evidence, it has condensed.
      I will concede co2 levels have not been this high for a long time, but as the permafrost recedes as it has since the last ice age, it releases vast amounts of methane.
      It can never be just one factor in global warming, but multiple factors?

      • Ness Ness

        http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S41/80/71G06/index.xml?section=topstories
        CO2 acts like a thermostat, NASA found out, so don't worry about high levels. Those stats come from 1 source only (Hawaii, next to a vulcano) – CO2 levels vary greatly. As there are no tundras melting – ever heard a Russian complain about global warming? Their winters keep getting colder, and arrive much too early – USA must be the source that adds extra amounts of methane, apart from cows farting. http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/lacis_01/

        Well, that's it. I'll not say a word about global warming again, unless someone mentions heat hiding in the deep ocean. In that case people are unaware of the incredibly anomalous expansion of salt water and need a lesson in basic physics.

        • No tundras melting?

          What?

          Ness, maybe you better take a trip to Alaska and Siberia, and Greenland… in the winter, then in the summer. Talk with the natives and see if they agree with your opinion about nothing melting.

          NASA Finds 'Amazing' Amounts Of Arctic Methane And CO2 Being Released As Arctic Permafrost On Land And Under Oceans Melts
          http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-nasa-finds-amazing-amounts-of.html

          Bonus; take along some matches or a lighter and catch some methane on fire, as the scientists are doing in this video..

          Hard to believe some of this stuff, like CO2 can just keep right on rising with absolutely NO effect whatsoever.. on anyone or anything.

          That is kind of like saying if a little radiation is good for you, then more is better, right? And a lot is even better yet, with no limit or boundary..

          Where are your links to studies that provide evidence to back up your assertion and very bold claim?

          • Ness Ness

            You can spam all you like on global warming goodheart. I said i'm finished with the subject – it has become totally irrelevant. Unless people start to defy the laws of nature by insisting the missing heat hides in the deep ocean waters.

            • Ness Ness

              Let me put it more politely. Doc Goodheart, you are not doing people in Japan, opponents of nuclear energy and the general public you wish to inform a favor by constantly pushing AWG. It should not be part of the discussion (and neither should religion, Praise the Truth!). This site would attract much more attention if it stuck to the topic of Fukushima/nuclear issues only and avoided such controversial topics.

              I think your concern is genuine but this just isn't the place. The danger of Fukushima is very real and very urgent and all the news about it is suppressed. This site is the only site providing news. It is crucial that humanity understands this type of energy cannot be used to just simply boil water. And not just the NRC and Tepco are involved, but countries like China, India and Russia as well.

              We either update our knowledge on nuclear physics and use the principle in a safe way, meaning we have to find a way to dispose of the garbage FIRST before building more reactors and creating more fuel, or we must quit. Or face extinction.

        • "Within only the past century, the CO2 control knob has been turned sharply upward toward a much hotter global climate. The pre-industrial level of atmospheric carbon dioxide was about 280 ppm, which is representative of the interglacial maximum level of atmospheric CO2. During ice age extremes, the level of atmospheric CO2 drops to near 180 ppm, for which the global temperature is about 5 °C colder. The rapid recent increase in atmospheric CO2 has been attributed to human industrial activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels. This has pushed atmospheric CO2 toward the 400 ppm level, far beyond the interglacial maximum. The climate system is trying to respond to the new setting of the global temperature thermostat, and this response has been the rise in global surface temperature by about 0.2 °C per decade for the past three decades.

          It has been suggested that we are well past the 300 to 350 ppm target level for atmospheric CO2 beyond which dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system would be expected to exceed the 25% risk tolerance for impending degradation of land and ocean ecosystems, sea level rise, and inevitable disruption of the socio-economic and food-producing infrastructure (Hansen et al. 2008). This prospect of a rising risk of triggering unacceptable environmental consequences makes reduction and control of atmospheric CO2 a serious and pressing issue for humanity, worthy of real time attention"

          Ness NASA link above

          • Angela_R

            Has the heat from the splitting of the nucleus of the atom ever been factored in as a reason for global warming?

            “When uranium atoms split, they give off a large amount of heat.”

            http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_plant

            Many,many millions of atoms would have had to have been split to produce the 13,000,000,000+ neutrons said to have been measured at Fukushima.
            Daily, nuclear reactors throughout the world create this heat

            Nuclear waste is left on site for at least five years, because it is, amongst other considerations, too HOT to handle when removed from its cooling agents.

            The neutrons that escape have the power to made other elements, isotopes and substances – radioactive.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

              Nuclear Energy Causes Global Warming

              "We need energy to heat our homes and provide electricity for our appliances.

              "Most commonly in our world, coal, oil, natural gas, and radioactive [nuclear] materials, especially the heavy metal, Uranium, supply our energy.
              Radioactive elements that produce nuclear energy do it a certain way – and the same way each time. The basics are easy to understand:

              "These materials, such as Uranium, change into other materials during which a huge amount of energy is released. Remember Albert Einstein’s famous equation, e=mc2. Well, it is kind of like magic – that c2 is a very large number; e is the energy you get at the end; m is the very tiny amount of mass or “stuff” that changes from stuff you can see into unseen but powerful energy.
              But before we go on we need to make sure we know what we are talking about. What is energy? Several kinds come to mind. We have mentioned three already: nuclear, electricity and heat. There is also “mechanical motion”; think about working out at the gym. Notice another thing at the gym – one’s muscles get warm; so heat is produced as well as mechanical motion.
              Another thing about energy: once it is released, it never goes away. It can never be destroyed. This is a perfect rule with which everyone agrees. It is actually called a 'law' – the first law of thermodynamics.
              cont.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                cont.
                "What happens to the energy, after we use it, such as when I have finished moving my fingers typing this sentence?

                "It is lost as waste heat out “there” somewhere. It is dispersed and spreads out in all directions and can not be reused. This is called entropy and is the second law of thermodynamics.
                Now what does that have to do with nuclear power and global warming?

                "Once you release all that energy from Uranium, as in a nuclear reactor, it is here forever, except for some fraction that radiates out into outer space as 'long-wave radiation.' The rest goes into the air, waterways, glaciers, dirt and rocks as waste heat, also called thermal [heat] pollution, increasing the temperature, thereby bringing about global warming.
                Is nuclear the only the only source of energy that releases waste heat?

                "No. Coal, oil and natural gas [hydrocarbons, so-called “fossil fuels”] also release waste heat when burned.

                "Why is this fact not included in the title of this article?

                "Because many people already know that use of hydrocarbons causes global warming. Also, many believe that nuclear power does not cause global warming and that it may actually solve the global warming problem. Nothing could be further from the truth, because it produces heat and, therefore, thermal pollution.

                "What about greenhouse gases that are discussed on TV and the internet, such as carbon dioxide? What about other greenhouse gases such as water vapor and methane?
                cont.

                • Angela_R

                  The attention span of the general public is short, I would think that every time global warming is mentioned on any public forum, a short paragraph from the links here could be quoted, for instance from your 7.28pm:

                  "Because many people already know that use of hydrocarbons causes global warming. Also, many believe that nuclear power does not cause global warming and that it may actually solve the global warming problem. Nothing could be further from the truth, because it produces heat and, therefore, thermal pollution."

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                cont.
                "This is best approached by admitting that this is an area of great conflict. Well-connected scientists almost universally claim that global warming is occurring, that it is from human activity, that activity that causes the emission of 'greenhouse gases' [especially carbon dioxide or CO2]. These are gases that make up a small part of the air we breathe, but they are able to hold in heat.

                "Millions of people agree with this. Other millions disagree. Leaders [or misleaders] of both factions present plausible evidence of wrongdoing by and conflict of interest on the other side. Both are correct about this and we should not be surprised that this is the case. Though startling claims are made about the need to save the planet, it is really about money and power, meaning here a different kind of power, that of authority and control. Imagine the wealth and personal power to be derived from selling and controlling the flow of energy to billions of people.

                "Hydrocarbons produce CO2. Businessmen and their agents who back hydrocarbons stand to lose a great deal of money and power if CO2 elimination is made a top priority. The other side has its own investors who stand to profit by promoting nuclear power in competition with coal, oil, and natural gas energy sources, and also by selling CO2 reduction technologies. There are also military and political reasons for nuclear promotion.
                cont.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                cont.
                [Incidentally, this side also erroneously claims that nuclear power does not result in CO2 pollution.]

                "In fact, it appears that greenhouse gases have a small but definite effect and work together with the direct heat pollution discussed here to make the problem of global warming worse.
                Neither side is interested in promoting the facts as presented in this report, because they both stand to lose. They both cause thermal pollution [global warming].

                "Fortunately solar and wind power do not cause thermal pollution because they use the Sun’s heat, which we will get whether we use it for our energy needs or not. These technologies have matured and their costs have come crashing down and will continue to do so. The best solution for the long-term supply of electrical energy is to institute these renewable sources at the municipal level and as a cooperative effort. This gives everyone energy independence.
                Of course, municipally owned, cooperatively run energy sources will be vigorously opposed by hydrocarbon and nuclear barons and those who will want to privatize, for their own profit, renewable energy sources. They will want to centralize renewable energy, and dole it out to large areas through grids under centralized control.

                "We, the public, must assert and struggle for what is best for us and our Planet. If we do not switch to non-heat adding solar and solar-derived energy sources, we will burn to a crisp.
                cont.

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                cont.
                "– Morton S. Skorodin, MD, lives in Stillwater, OK and is an occasional contributor to The Oklahoma Observer"
                http://www.okobserver.net/2010/07/21/nuclear-energy-causes-global-warming/

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

              Do Radioactive Wastes Produce Heat?
              “Once radioactive materials have been created, nobody knows how to shut off the radioactivity. Radioactivity is caused by the spontaneous disintegration of unstable atoms; in fact the unit of radioactivity is the ‘becquerel’ which indicates that one disintegration is taking place every second. If we knew how to shut off radioactivity, there would be no nuclear waste problem.

              “In a nuclear reactor, under normal operation, more than 90 percent of the heat is produced by splitting uranium atoms — this process is alled nuclear fission, and it CAN be stopped. That's why every reactor has control rods
              (for slow shutdown) and shut-off rods (for fast shutdown).

              “But the broken pieces of uranium atoms — the fragments that are left when uranium atoms have been split — are extremely radioactive, and that radioactivity cannot be shut off. So even after the fission process has been totally stopped (no more splitting of atoms), a lot of heat is still being produced by the disintegrating atoms of the radioactive waste materials in the core of the reactor.
              “This ‘unstoppable’ heat, due to radioactivity alone, is called ‘decay heat’.
              “For example, in a 1000 megawatt reactor, immediately after shutdown the decay heat would be about 200 megawatts. cont.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

              “Waste Heat” a Potential Threat to the Climate
              http://www.wfs.org/Oct-Nov09/Env1page.htm

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

              Nuclear Energy As A Direct Cause Of Global Warming, Acid Rain, Acid Oceans And Super Storms
              http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html

              • Angela_R

                It is far easier to clean up carbon dioxide than the emissions from nuclear. I recall London in the 1960's. While the following article, written in 2002, does not cite nuclear it provides the picture of the ceiling that hung over the London of that time:
                "50 years after the great smog, a new killer arises"
                http://www.theguardian.com/uk_news/story/0,3604,850909,00.html

                They did clean it up, but the above link shows that it has reappeared.

                Btw in the early 60's on a visit to Los Angeles my eyes stung badly from the pollution. That did not occur when I returned in 1989.

                • Ness Ness

                  Why on earth would you want to 'clean up' a perfect gas Angela? It is our life saver 10x over!
                  CO2 is a T H E R M O S T A T!

                  "A study by GISS climate scientists recently published in the journal Science shows that atmospheric CO2 operates as a thermostat to control the temperature of Earth."
                  http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/lacis_01/

                  Btw, smog = very fine dust.

                  • Angela_R

                    I agree Ness, in fact if you look back you will see I have this on a number of occasions, nothing wrong with carbon dioxide, but the pollution that attaches itself to the emissions is a problem.

                    Let us not forget that wood fires were still in use in those years. Today they burn forests. It is the pollutants that mix with carbon dioxide, including hydrogen sulfide, which is possibly now radioactive.
                    Isn't this why we have carbon-14?

                    Not a pretty picture…

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                  They required filters on the emissions from automobiles in the interim in L.A. and elsewhere in the US.

        • ness Princeton link.

          3 million abandoned oil wells.. emitting methane gas, a global warming gas.

          "Methane is the unprocessed form of natural gas. Scientists say that after carbon dioxide, methane is the most important contributor to the greenhouse effect, in which gases in the atmosphere trap heat that would otherwise radiate from the Earth. Pound for pound, methane has about 20 times the heat-trapping effect as carbon dioxide. Methane is produced naturally, by processes including decomposition, and by human activity such as landfills and oil and gas production."

          Ness, you are proving global warming exists and some of the mechanisms involved..

          Thank you for some great links and studies.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

          Permafrost Methane Time Bomb
          “…A vast expanse of permafrost in Siberia and Alaska has started to thaw for the first time since it formed 11,000 years ago, marked in dark blue on the map. It is caused by the recent 3+°C rise in local temperature over the past 40 years – more than four times the global average. Peat bogs cover an area of a million square miles (or almost a quarter of the earth's land surface) to a depth of 25 meters. Those in Siberia are the world's largest.
          “What was until recently a barren expanse of frozen peat is turning into a broken landscape of mud and lakes, some more than a kilometre across. All only in the past 3 or 4 years.
          “This has the potential to release vast quantities of methane trapped by ice below the surface – billions of tonnes of methane. World-wide, peat bogs store at least two trillion tons of CO2. This is equivalent to a century of emissions from fossil fuels.
          “This is one of the most feared tipping points. There is a delicate threshold where a slight rise in the Earth's temperature can cause a dramatic change in the environment by triggering a huge and instantaneous increase in global temperature. See Footprints #3.
          “This melting is an irreversible ecological landslide – a vicious circular feedback that is becoming stronger and stronger, and is doing so more quickly with every passing summer.
          “Once started extreme global warming would be irreversible….”
          http://www.planetextinction.com/planet_extinction_permafrost.htm

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

        Horrific Methane Eruptions in East Siberian Sea
        August 13, 2014
        “A catastrophe of unimaginable propertions is unfolding in the Arctic Ocean. Huge quantities of methane are erupting from the seafloor of the East Siberian Sea and entering the atmosphere over the Arctic Ocean.

        “As the top image above shows, peak levels as high as 2363 ppb were recorded at an altitude of 19,820 ft (6041 m) on the morning of August 12, 2014. The middle image shows that huge quantities of methane continued to be present over the East Siberian Sea that afternoon, while the bottom image shows that methane levels as high as 2441 ppb were recorded a few days earlier, further indicating that the methane did indeed originate from the seafloor of the East Siberian Sea.

        “On August 12, 2014, peak methane levels at higher altitudes were even higher than the readings mentioned on above image. Levels as high as 2367 ppb were reached at an altitude of 36,850 ft (11,232 m). Such high levels have become possible as the huge quantities of methane that were released from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean over the period from October 2013 to March 2014, have meanwhile descended to lower latitudes where they show up at higher altitudes.

        “Methane eruptions from the Arctic Ocean's seafloor helped push up mean global methane levels to readings as high as 1832 ppb on August 12, 2014.…”
        http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2014/08/horrific-methane-eruptions-in-east-siberian-sea.html

  • Nick

    Japan is banking on robots to save the day…

    http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Robotic-technology-development-centre-for-Fukushima-1301158.html

    No robotic endeavor can possibly "clean-up" the FD-NPP mess. The only clean-up will be the bankers who underwrite the ridiculous effort to spearhead robotics as a "solution" to Fukushima.

    "Virtual reality systems will be developed to evaluate operating procedures and for training."

    Virtual doesn't mean actual.

    A total waste of time, meant only to placate us fearmongers who are
    screaming for REAL solutions to the Fukushima Fiasco.

  • Nick

    "New Blog On Post-Fukushima Japan, Asia Energy Issues"

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jsimms/2015/01/20/new-blog-on-post-fukushima-japan-asia-energy-issues/

    I suggest folks keep tabs on this blog, it will tend to DOWNPLAY any negative trends stemming from the Fukushima Fiasco.

    After all, money has to keep making money for itself!

  • We Not They Finally

    They are STILL not citing radiation? I want to vomit. They can take their "deeply sorry" and shove it.

  • bowling

    I think people are dying from radiation poisoning at fukushima at this posting. Fukushima is far worse than chernobyl and none of the 5000 liquidators are alive. I do not think anyone who has worked their any length of time will last more than 4 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UbNDDqyk_Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • GOM GOM

    Chernobyl 26 April 1986
    Chernobyl Ukraine estimate- 47 direct deaths, 9 children thyroid cancer, 4000 extra cancer deaths, 600,000 highly exposed.

    UNSCEAR report 2008- 64 confirmed deaths from radiation

    WHO- up to 4000 deaths not including staff and emergency workers

    British Torch report 2006- 30,000-60,000 cancer deaths

    Greenpeace- 200,000
    Russian publication, 'Chernobyl'- 985,000

    Kyshtym, Russia. 29 September 1957
    Because of intense secrecy, it is difficult to estimate the death toll.

    Fukushima 11 March 2011
    No confirmed casualties from radiation exposure. UNSCEAR report April, 2014 "no evidence to support the idea that the meltdown will lead to an increase in cancer or birth defects".
    ..from Wikipedia.org..

  • See, cancer can be attributed to so many things. Cleaners, smokes, printout ink and paper, coal, gasoline, fossil fuel, other food additives, booze, electro-magnetic radiation and, finally, ionizing radiation.

    Is perfect scientific evidence of no probable deaths from you fill in the blank. Is another legal loophole the 1%er's use to justify the end. For Them.
    Would make a good essay. Why I chose a career as a triple melt through nuclear core power plant worker, ( instead of a Uber Rich 1%er ) facing impending doom of possible failure of huge fuel rod bundle yes over three thousand bundles each bundle I believe 64 spent fuel rods plutonium fuel for nuclear weapons? coolant for fuel pool of said spent fuel bundles of spent fuel rods is critical. Losing coolant water, plutonium enriched spent fuel would enevitably catch on fire. Oh yes why oh why and more important who would choose to work there? Not the most competent of souls I'm told.
    Peace out Friends.

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    "See, cancer can be attributed to so many things. Cleaners, smokes, printout ink and paper, coal, gasoline, fossil fuel, other food additives, booze, electro-magnetic radiation and, finally, ionizing radiation. "
    —–

    Yes , and funny thing they all look and sound manmade thing's..

    Peace.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    I will need to see that proof, since we already have this visual proof/links of what Manmade Nuclear Radiation Contamination does.. 🙁 I will wait for the visual/images/links produced evidence for all those other poisons..
    https://www.google.com/search?q=chernobyl+and+Iraq+DU+weapon+cancers,+deformities+and+mutations&espv=2&biw=1047&bih=545&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5Bm_VLnYI5S7ogSsw4LYDA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

    Multiple Deaths at Fukushima Nuclear Plants – Tepco Warned About Soaring Number of Worker Injuries
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/multiple-deaths-at-fukushima-nuclear-plants-tepco-warned-about-soaring-number-of-worker-injuries/5425734

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

    “…The second accident took place at the Fukushima Daini plant, about 9 miles from the destroyed Daiichi plant, on Tuesday. The worker was injured and then rendered unconscious while he was inspecting equipment at a facility sorting radioactive waste. He was reportedly caught in equipment and died after suffering a severe head injury. Fukushima Daini is a hub for companies and workers involved in the cleanup of the damaged plant.
    “Tepco said, according to SCMP, that the worker was taken to the hospital using a helicopter and was not exposed to radioactive waste.
    “The number of accidents, including heat strokes, at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has nearly doubled to 55 in this fiscal year. In March, a worker died after he got buried under gravel while digging a ditch, SCMP reported….
    “Tepco has previously been criticized for the way it has handled work at the ruined Fukushima plant as it had been struggling to control leaks from the tanks, which had reportedly been hastily built. An investigation conducted in 2013 also found labor abuses, with workers claiming that their pay was skimmed….”
    http://www.ibtimes.com/accidents-fukushima-daiichi-daini-nuclear-power-plants-kill-two-workers-1788124

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

    3rd Worker Injury In Two Days At TEPCO Nuclear Plants
    January 20th, 2015
    “After two workers were injured then died of their injuries, TEPCO has admitted a third incident that lead to serious injuries. A worker at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant fell down a shaft in the turbine building. TEPCO reported that the worker has been hospitalized but described his injuries as scratches.”
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/kk-np/data/publication/pdf/2014/27011901.pdf
    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14340

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "“Tokyo Electric Power must consider whether it (storing the water) is really necessary,” said Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, at a regular board meeting Wednesday. “It is surely harmful if it leads to the death of workers.”

    A worker get hurt due to poor work conditions..
    So..why not abort the whole project …

    Fukushima Watch: Regulator Calls on Tepco to Discharge Tritium Water
    Jan 21 2015

    http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2015/01/21/fukushima-watch-regulator-calls-on-tepco-to-discharge-tritium-water/

    Oh ..it's worthless alright …and what are the options none.
    Dump it into the sea.
    No options ..for their descendants ..or mine.

  • Arto Lauri thinks all three cores gasified….gut wrenching material….he opens with the drama taking place in Finland, that is the sacrifice of such a rare, egalitarian society, rich in beauty, academic accomplishments, and pristine natural resources to the Plutonium Mafia….
    so for making these videos he is facing some tuff retaliation, also he owns home close to the NPP…

    Arto Lauri 94. Fukushima No.4: http://youtu.be/0xg7ZaudB-s

    Thought i had heard it all…..we need to recalculate the mess we're in…..God Help Japan! Save the Dolphins!

    • Sickputer

      Hmm… Gassified cores? Where have I heard that before Artie? Right here in July 2013:

      "Once you start a "Venting" to the torus… and build up enough pressure in it, you CAN NOT SWITCH the system back over to the secondary "VENT OUTSIDE" system again! There isn't enough pressure in the control system of the valve to do a change-state.

      That's why you had explosive buildups of hydrogen… the water split to oxygen and hydrogen, broke containment.. ignited! This also allowed the cores to melt with NO WATER IN THE CORE !! JUST GAS!!

      That changes the entire core-exit paradigm! #1 broke-out via core fittings on the bottom. #2 actually ruptured and entire torus-leg assembly. #3 core had Plutonium.. the top melted over, forming a ad-hock GUN BARREL then it got the needed 10 kilos one place, and went super-critical and BLASTED it's way out the bottom! #4 didn't have a lid on it.. so it just BURNED for 2 days and gassified the entire cores contents.. exiting as smoke out the top!

      What went out the north-side of #4 was the cask-load of breeder rods that exploded! That's what broke the water lines to her core, and drained the #4 reactor completely. That left only about 2 foot of water over the #4 pool rods, started the fire in the cask pool."

      SP: Enenewsers wonder… Where has PattieB been lately? Miss your comments.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

        The video Arto shows at 22:19 of a fission fire looks like reactor #1 to me, not reactor #4.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          yes PtT, it doesnt look like four.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

            I saw on a blog a little video which I posted here when we could post moving videos–it was a scientific blog–and I posted the dialog on enenews.com also, and the person said that reactor #1 was not a hydrogen explosion, but a nuclear detonation. Of course, it doesn't look the same as the #3 detonatiion, and we have no film of #4. The difference between 1 and 3 shapes of explosion I have seen in a video, explained by the difference in the two buildings.

      • Ness Ness

        If all the cores gassified the problems in Fukushima now cannot be explained. Of course some of that material burned away, especially in SP unit 4, but the cores of 1 and 2 melted down. Even Tepco says so lol. In the video of the explosion of unit 3 you can see enormous amounts of debris being catapulted up and out – from the side of the building, not the top.

        The cryptome pictures show fuel rods from either 3 or 4 lying around everywhere, a lot of them on the roofs of the other buildings, and some were burning. Of course all kinds of pollution spread worldwide and that Pu was found floating in the ocean is really no miracle – MOX rained down on Japan, the sea, everywhere, and some of it still circles the globe in buckeyballs.

        I wonder what is left of the fuel load in unit 3's vessel. There must be some left or Tepco wouldn't bother with unit 3 at all. But a lot of that MOX is now all over the place, yes, as i've said from the start. No one has ever seen what happened to SP unit 4 when it exploded, or burned, there is no video in the public domain of that event.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp77oZ0yt-I

    • He is talking about the noble gases, correct?

      Or is he saying something else?

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        no, Dr G, more than noble gases…the entire fuel sublimated (solid directly to gas below the melting or boiling temperature) and ionized.

      • razzz razzz

        He's talking about heat. Enough heat to vaporize the fuel and everything else then have it caught up inside microscopic carbon structures hence fallout in the form of black rain or the accumulation of black dust found around Japan and researchers discovering bucky ball type formations containing all sorts of radioactive nano particles. All traced back to Daiichi and mainly Unit 3's explosion.

        I don't think scientists understand, or maybe can't believe, what actually happened during the meltdowns and explosions. If there was any type of nuclear explosion, the heat generated would have vaporized anything in the immediate vicinity. Didn't necessarily have to vaporized the entire melt but even a small portion of the melt being vaporized would lead to newly created carbon structures containing radioactive particles besides just free floating radioactive atoms plus large pieces of fuel pellets being ejected during the explosions.

        Pretty much silence from the scientific community on the subject. Maybe being stifled.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          He is talking more exclusively about unit 4 in the last video. Unit 3 was a nuclear explosion, but unit 4 didnt just form a corium, but instead was liberated quickly as ionized gas. Fallout from unit 4 was discovered in Europe.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

            We don't know if the fallout found in Europe was from #4. It has always been theorized that it is from unit #3.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              No, they used isotope ratios to determine it was from unit 4

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                Do you have a link for that? I always thought they were claiming for a long time that there were only fires at unit #4 and not explosions. I know that more recently they have admitted to about 3 explosions at unit #4. But I thought that the fuel fragments were found in Europe before that.

                Also, no one has ever admitted that there was MOX in Unit #4. So how could plutonium in Europe be traced to Unit #4 by isotope analysis?

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  PtT, see about six posts down for the links. Thanks. I dont follow everything to detail, its beyond my scope. Somehow it switched from being fallout to specifically plutonium. I dont know about the plutonium, but you should find the links interesting I think.

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

                    Radioactivity from Fukushima Dai-ichi in air over Europe; part 2: what can it tell us about the accident?
                    J Environ Radioact. 2012 Dec;114:35-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2011.12.016. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
                    Abstract
                    “It is shown which information can be extracted from the monitoring of radionuclides emitted from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and transported to Europe. In this part the focus will be on the analysis of the concentration ratios. While (131)I, (134)Cs and (137)Cs were reported by most stations, other detected radionuclides, reported by some, are (95)Nb, (129m)Te, (132)Te, (132)I, (136)Cs and (140)La. From their activity ratios a mean burn-up of 26.7 GWd/t of the fuel from which they originated is estimated. Based on these data, inventories of radionuclides present at the time of the accident are calculated. The caesium activity ratios indicate emissions from the core of unit 4 which had been unloaded into the fuel storage pool prior to the accident.
                    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22236558

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      Thats it, fallout from unit four in Europe, and nobody should forget it!

                      Its a little obvious, but if the fuel is in Europe, how can it be in safe storage in the common pool?

                      Anytime someone talks about the success of unit four removal, they should answer two things; why did the building get blown to smithereens and why is there fallout in Europe….

                    • Sam Sam

                      CodeShutdown
                      Do you remember the dire predictions made if the
                      spent fuel pool of #4 went up in a zirconium fire.
                      or building collapsed and pool integrity destroyed.
                      Tokoyo would be toast and massive amounts of
                      radiation hitting the West Coast.

                      Could it alreadyhave happened and things are far far worse than we are being told. there is so much cover up on
                      #4. Was there mox already in the reactor or in
                      the equipment pool? fires in spent fuel pool early
                      on. explosions? after 4 years still searching for
                      the truth.

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      yes Sam, strontium levels 10 to 25 times the peak bomb test era is unambigously disastrous. Japan is ruined, the world will be sick forever.

                      https://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/strontium-and-plutonium-in-japan-andrew-kishners-essay/

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      What a gigantic mess.. 🙁 Thanks Nuclear!

          • razzz razzz

            I don't think Unit 4 had the conditions to vaporize metals. The reactor core was empty of fuel. The tool pool had pieces of the old stainless steel shroud in it. If there was any reactions going on in the spent fuel pool it was hydrolysis from any exposed fuel rods. The black soot fire in the video was from oils used in equipment during the shroud replacement.

            Can't go near Unit 1,2&3 reactor shells. Unit 4 they were crawling all around it esp. when they were adding supports under the fuel pool.

            The compression of hydrogen inside the buildings before finding an ignition source didn't help. Unit 2 looks unscathed since a wall panel went missing and vented its hydrogen but it was the worst radioactive polluter below ground level in the beginning.

        • Uranium 'boils' at high enough corium temperatures, liberating vapors of uranium.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    The caesium activity ratios indicate emissions from the core of unit 4 which had been unloaded into the fuel storage pool prior to the accident.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22236558
    =========

    CTBTO’s International Monitoring System

    For 137Cs, a total emission of 36.6 PBq, which
    may have also originated in part from the spent-fuel pool of
    unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, in addi-
    tion to the damaged reactor cores. These evaluations can be
    picked out by the ATM model, which has been used as a tool
    for CTBT verification.
    http://www.radiochem.org/paper/JN141/jn14102.pdf
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22236558

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

      Before the accident there was fuel in the equipment pool, and some was being loaded into the reactor when the earthquake hit. But we've seen the corium from the equipment pool hanging down from the outside of building 4.

      And he picture in the viceo at 22:19 of Arto's video is of a fission fire at reactor #1, even if he wrongly,IMO< says it is #4.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Praising the Truth

        And the cracks in the ground leading to #1, may have partially formed by the methane Arto is talking about.

      • Can you prove that?

        TEPCO claims there was no fire at #4, and no explosion either.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          but IAEA NRC and TEPCO ALSO stated that there were fires, that the pool was destroyed that explosive sounds were heard…and of course the smoking gun thats pretty hard to ignore…the building was destroyed by an explosion. What caused the explosion?

          • TEPCO claims it was the pipes connecting #4 to #3 when it exploded, caused the walls to blow out at #4.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              TEPCOs claim clearly is almost impossible because unit 3 already exploded the day before, leaving the connecting pipes disconnected, what to say of using up all the hydrogen. I believe more than one explosion was heard at unit 4, one coming from deep in its bowels. I tend to think there was fuel in the reactor

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        we should perhaps add that the gold and white stuff coming out of the north of unit 4 is only ASSUMED to be corium. Could it be some other melted material? It is not under the equipment pool. There was a huge ballistic explosion. A number of things could have happened, not just one type of event, for example hydrogen explosion plus nuclear detonation, plus rapid vaporization

        My first question regarding the idea that HAARP could travel down the ions emitted by unit one and reach and melt the methane clathrate is that it seems like the ground would ground out HAARP radio

        • Pretty much anyone can do and say anything they want around Fukushima, because no one is going to investigate this on site and find out the truth.

          TEPCO can make milk from cows around Fukushima and then make cheese in the #4 spent fuel pool and export it to the US, and millions of people will eat it.

          Oh, forgot, they already do that.

          (sarc)

  • Because the #4 roof developed leaks, and HARRP caused a rain plus gel like material to fall on roof, this is what came out of the side of the building as a gold colored material, when it combined with what was sprayed from helicopters. Then the Israelis set off their nuke/camera and blew the place, to protect it from being discovered as a super secret spy and torture center, hidden in the basement. Meanwhile, the chemtrailing also rained down and it caused the gold gel stuff coming out of the side to turn black with the goo that comes from the planes. Then some workers had developed Morgellons due to the place not being cleaned up properly and absorbing some of the goo. Nothing caught on fire and nothing melted out. No radiation was detected at any time, as Prime Minister Abe said it was all caught in the harbor. Fire fighters were only there to provide comfort to the women TEPCO workers.

    Sound about right?

    (sarc)

    See, anyone can write a up a good story that sounds believable and logical.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Its a great time to be a conspiracy theorist because its always worse than one can imagine! The gold melt is certainly something that needs an answer. There was a lot of it, estimate at least 75 cubic feet. It sprayed out in addition to melting out. They removed it, layed down concrete and a steel plate and sprayed concrete in the hole, at least it appears so from the photos. Can men work within 50 feet of exposed splattered corium? At up to 40 R/Hr, I guess the CAN work there, but they will be shortly dead…

      There were also white chunks and red chunks. The white appears to be curved tubes to me. My mind thinks heat exchanger. What else is gold color? What are the red things? The scientific mind says "I dont know anything for sure"

    • Sam Sam

      What happened at Mt. Sinai
      Did Moses meet up with God?
      What happened at Fukushima?
      Is it a mystery or a huge cover up?
      Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall
      and got cracked up and the world
      is not the same ever since.
      All we see are the consequences
      and even that is in dispute.
      My dog tells me to take him for a
      walk so he can be filled up with the
      smells of the night. The nose knows.
      The mind of the human is treacherous!

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