Classified Interviews: Multiple Fukushima reactors were melting down on first day of crisis, hours after quake — Plant chief thinks ‘very serious’ blast at Unit 3 NOT from hydrogen — Professor: Nuclear explosion can’t be ruled out due to plutonium in MOX fuel — TEPCO employees wouldn’t get within 50 km of reactors (VIDEO)

Published: August 26th, 2014 at 1:44 pm ET


NHK, Aug. 25, 2014 (emphasis added): Classified interviews with former Fukushima Daiichi chief

  • 0:30 in — Masao Yoshida, Manager at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on 3/11: “Head office, head office, a very serious situation is occurring. The Number 3 reactor building has exploded, probably a steam blast.”
  • 1:00 in — NHK: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant entered the critical phase on Mar. 11, 2011. Officials at the plant noticed late in the afternoon that the emergency cooling system was not working, but Yoshida wasn’t informed until late that night and the reactors had already started melting down. Yoshida: “I’m very regretful about this, we failed to establish a system to receive warnings from employees on time.”
  • 1:45 in — NHK: The following day Yoshida decided to inject seawater into the crippled No. 1 reactor to cool it down. TEPCO officials wanted to suspend the plan as they had yet to gain approval from the prime minister but the Yoshida defied that order. Yoshida: “I remember vividly TEPCO officials told me over the phone to stop right away, no arguments. But I decided not to follow the order because there were no rational reasons.” (See: [intlink id=”japan-tv-injecting-water-fukushima-reactor-accelerated-meltdown-caused-reaction-nuclear-fuel-temperature-spiked-readings-monitoring-post-hit-1000000-microsvhr-radiation-dose-increased-30000-f” type=”post”]Japan TV: Injecting water into Fukushima reactor accelerated meltdown[/intlink])
  • 2:45 in — NHK: After radiation around the plant increased TEPCO, head office stopped delivering equipment — instead they dropped it off at the facility 50 kilometers away. Yoshida: “I had to dispatch workers to get those things I thought please do not disturb us with all this at this very crucial time.”
  • 3:30 in — NHK: The government plans to disclose almost all of Yoshida’s interviews as early as next month the recourse should be closely examined.
  • Watch the broadcast  here

Fukushima – The truth behind the meltdown, ARTE (German TV), translated by

  • 31:00 in — Prof. Yukio Yamaguchi, Director at the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Centre, Tokyo: In reactor 3 it can not be excluded, that it has been a nuclear explosion, because there was uranium and plutonium used in MOX fuel.
  • Watch the broadcast here

See also: [intlink id=”1822″ type=”category”]Was there a nuclear explosion at Fukushima’s No. 3 Reactor?[/intlink]

Published: August 26th, 2014 at 1:44 pm ET


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136 comments to Classified Interviews: Multiple Fukushima reactors were melting down on first day of crisis, hours after quake — Plant chief thinks ‘very serious’ blast at Unit 3 NOT from hydrogen — Professor: Nuclear explosion can’t be ruled out due to plutonium in MOX fuel — TEPCO employees wouldn’t get within 50 km of reactors (VIDEO)

  • "Plant manager thinks ‘very serious’ blast at Unit 3 was NOT caused by hydrogen" Finally!

  • bf9 bf9

    In fact, it was the dirtiest nuclear explosion ever. By many orders of magnitude.

    Where are the coria, Tepco, and what else do you know?

  • Did Magna BSP ever go back to Fukushima?

  • Homolumina Homolumina

    The crowd of those trying to discredit enenewsers is shrinking, reality check.

    • dosdos dosdos

      Don't be too sure. I have had some real shrieking responses recently, trying their best to call me a stupid, fear monger, screaming memee in an attempt to discredit my discussion… They are trying all the harder.

      • Yes, I love this one:

        What was deadly at Fukushima?
        26 August 2014

        "At a meeting of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) earlier this year one speaker bemoaned how the Japanese public did not realise that man-made radiation was the same as the natural radiation all around us. A huge effort was needed to correct this misimpression, so making nuclear power more acceptable."

        • Homolumina Homolumina

          Dear Pu239, the unbelievable arrogance and stupidity of the militarized alpha male clubs sickens me into silence. I simply am out of words, don't know what to say anymore. Standing here in agonizing disbelief, my screams of outrage and soul shatter echoing only in my head, unheard by the herd. I am bleeding with everybody here – eyes wide open, paralyzed. My love to all at enenews.

    • itsanuclearwar

      Are you one too? The reality check starts with the truth, severely lacking here at enenews, hidden agendas, paid trolls and such. Yea, enenews needs a reality check all right. Time to wake up or go back to watching Fox news for sick entertainment. The "official" story here is sick entertainment and has as much credibility as Fox news.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Fukushima Daiichi Intended To Increase MOX Use In Unit 3
    September 6th, 2011
    “If it was indeed Tepco’s intention to rapidly move Reactor-3 to a 1/3 MOX in 3 operating cycles, then we have to assume that this would have to be accomplished prior to the 1st Fuel Assemblies losing their efficiency. Therefore, I would like to put forth the supposition that Tepco was planning to load the 2nd 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies within a time frame of less than 6 months after the 1st 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies were loaded in the reactor core. Extrapolating, this leaves the conclusion that March 2011 would have initiated the 26th operating cycle and therefore an additional 32 MOX Fuel Assemblies would have on site at Fukushima I – 3….”

  • YukonRadiation YukonRadiation

    What will the world look like in 5 years from now? as i sit in a busy coffee shop reading enenews updates. watching people with there busy days and no concern for anything but how to get a head in a world about to come apart? WOW!
    Will people be fighting for that last piece of Salmon and listening to the world leaders saying all is well but don't eat or drink anything that comes from out side?

    • In January of 2015 Chernobyl emitted St90 will become Yt90 in a burst of heat in your teeth and bones. Then 64 hours later becoming Zr90. In 2016 approximately May, the atmospheric Cs137 burned high into the air will change into Barium137, blocking sunlight further. So I would say 3 years after that things should getting pretty gloomy and that constant ache in your bones & teeth will be painful.

      ^Click my name for further info.^

    • YukonRadiation, as a writer, i just had to say WoW! myself on your description – "watching people with there busy days and no concern for anything but how to get a head in a world about to come apart…"

      it is the perfect description and a great lead-in to a story or article. Maybe you could write up something if you haven't already and try to get it over to HuffPo or DailyKos or some such place.

  • Well…meanwhile, back at the ranch. I'm hitting the Yahoosian news articles when I see anything remotely related to species decimation that *someone* following environmental news might add to their own connect the dots knowledge and become curious.
    I know I can't talk like a scientist but then maybe my comment reaches people like me. For what it's worth, I keep trying to sneak Fukushima in. 🙂

    "We have the increasingly harsh chemical roadside sprays used to control weeds, which includes destroying huge amounts of milkweed that formerly grew along field boundary habitats. Now add to that the ongoing amounts of radioactive isotopes from all of Fukushima's atmospheric emissions, encircling the planet via the jet stream cycle every 40 or so days. Radiation is forever, never disappearing from soil, water or the food chain where it bio-accumulates.

    Low level radiation is now proven to cause weakened immune systems and genetic mutations to plants and animals. A perfect storm of combined killer pollutants in every rain or snowfall, invisible and irreversible. Monarch butterflies….yet another stricken indicator species. Time to connect the dots. The health of our environment (and no less, we humans) suffers until we are willing to step back and see the bigger picture."

    • tinfoiled tinfoiled

      All you have to do now is sit back and wait for the name-calling trolls to "debunk" you and your "theory". 😉

    • You have it right, LastChants Teri about the degradation and who listens to you 🙂

    • Teri, Monarchs ruled Vermont's Milkweed fields for generations untold. I used to photograph them, they were magnificent. Now they are but a sad few fluttering here and there. Sumerian language stem was mistranslated as to Butterfly. Truth is the real meaning in actuality is as to "Flutter By", and a much more accurate term for such a royal group of insects. Monarch species was named After Danaus, Mythical King of Egypt and Son of Zeus.

      TMI began this start of their demise in 1979, and in 2008/09 some species of Flutter By had all but disappeared due to bio accumulated CS137 St90 ELEments transmuting into crystalline metals in their environment, and inside their delicate workings. Too many other toxic poisons along the way contributed also. If anyone finds possible FUKU/nuke genetic damage images of Monarchs plz link me to them.

      • Good info Onto. Thanks…reminded me one of my kids used to call them flutterbys. Our blessings are disappearing one by one. I only saw a couple last year and none this year. 🙁

      • Angela_R

        Milkweed, butterflies, bees and frogs I miss. However, across the road from me, my neighbours have them; they never fumigated their property. Me, I could not exist with the cockroaches nor spiders, so swiftly called in Mr. Flick, the one stop and they're gone, pest control man. Do not know what he carried, but when he left, they left, along with sundry others.

        But around ten years ago, the Asian house gecko arrived

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        There are many sites dedicated to recording the monarch butterflies across the country
        This is one of them
        I belong to many types of groups that talk about insects birds butterflies an the such and I have just started to ask questions and inform about Fukushima in doing so I also post them studies done in Fukushima
        I have been being a key board activist as well as what I see in my neck of the woods , i also brush up on names and behaviors of wildlife to make connections
        Anyone can do it and it's a great way to learn and be in the moment with your surroundings

        It took me a long time with much thought on how to present these questions I wanted to be as mindful as possible not to turn it into fear porn too.

        Monarch Watch

        • great work, clamshellrnh. Thank you for doing that, taking that on, and also adding the information you get. That sounds like a good way to bring Fukushima news to people.

          • clamshellernh clamshellernh

            Thank you radio
            And here is another way to find your area ..

            Monarch Watch : Resources & Links

            This is loaded with links
            Bird migration sites can be telling too
            Il post some as I find them
            As I say anyone can do this

            PLANT SEED
            SHOW STUDIES
            That's a tall order but it is our way of monitoring the changes that are coming our way , aside from what is being seen now

    • Sol Man

      The dots have all disappeared.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        The dots have been disconnected. Radiation got to them.

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          The Wigner effect?

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            Hadn't heard of that before. More dots disconnected. I thought that graphene could be useful for fighting the maggots of Fuku, but radiation messes up graphite? so maybe not.

            Will examining pencil graphite from Fukushima tell us anything, I wonder.

            • melting mermaid melting mermaid

              All I know about the Wigner effect is that I would like to unknow everything I know about the Wigner effect.

              • Angela_R

                Some details here;
                "Ionization is the process in which a charged portion of a molecule (usually an electron) is given enough energy to break away from the atom. This process results in the formation of two charged particles or ions: the molecule with a net positive charge, and the free electron with a negative charge. Each ionization releases approximately 33 electron volts (eV) of energy. Material surrounding the atom absorbs the energy. Compared to other types of radiation that may be absorbed, ionizing radiation deposits a large amount of energy into a small area. In fact, the 33 eV from one ionization is more than enough energy to disrupt the chemical bond between two carbon atoms. All ionizing radiation is capable, directly or indirectly, of removing electrons from most molecules.” The Wigner effect (named for its discoverer, E. P. Wigner), also known as the discomposition effect, is the displacement of atoms in a solid caused by neutron radiation. Any solid can be affected by the Wigner effect,…."

                Wonder if that is why some of my plastics are disintergrating

                too many radionuclides

    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Dear LastChance, the web of life is being disrupted and broken, even more, now completely. And of course, when you cut only one thread in the web, the whole web is affected in ways that ripple through the whole fabrics. I consider myself a "We-Weaver" – making connections wherever I can with whom- and whatever I encounter.

      The bad boyz clubs are web destroyers – on all levels – because they are disconnected from the web of life, so they think – it is all in their heads. If people would live from their hearts nothing of the crap we face would have happened. Only being in your head disconnects you from the reality around you, making it an object, disconnected from yourself.

      When looking through the heart, all you see is the interconnectedness of all life – the sacred web, that which is being destroyed now. So, of course all phenomena of brokenness are an indication of the web destroying, ripple effect causing nuke farts – no exceptions.

      • ++++++++++++ 🙂 And damaging habits are hard to break out of since since most people are inadvertently or purposely "trained " to feel guilty if they question authority and thereby dare to think outside the box. People trust. People trust that most authority is looking out for them. Questioning "authority" is one of the biggest sins in the society we inhabit. (So we are told, lol.)

        MY solution is to communicate simple info that a particular individual might relate to and not to shame them for not knowing what I now know. I'm finding it easier these days to sidestep blame games and avoid bickering.

        The biggest general obstacle is the controlled media blackout that has gutted journalism. Teaching people how to be personally accountable and shift obsolete paradigms is tricky but it can be done. Trusting heart and gut feelings is underated IMO.

        Be a systems buster by example. 🙂

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    "In reactor 3 it can not be excluded, that it has been a nuclear explosion, because there was uranium and plutonium used in MOX fuel."
    "It has been a nuclear explosion…"

    It has taken this long for one TEPCO employee to tell the truth.

    Vapors of cesium and zirconium make an explosive mixture when combined.

    • Starbird Starbird

      Sorry PhillipUpNorth, they're STILL not telling the truth – the explosion did not emanate from the Reactor in unit 3.
      The Reactor in unit 3 still has the top concrete cover in place, sagging from the heat of the melted core – this is impossible if it was the source of the explosion.

      • bo bo

        Thanks for digging up that thread Starbird, I didn't comprehend it then and now I am following it – comments made by dosdos and down are very interesting.

      • Truly the nuke industry recognizes that admitting a nuclear explosion is the same as their death knell.

        They could definitely have put that lid back in place as a "cover" so to speak.

        I am on the fence as to whether is was a prompt criticality at the 3 reactor or 3 spent fuel.

        But pictures of a lid in place, mean nearly nothing to me in terms of clarity on that issue.

        What multiple large concrete items went flying 1000 feet up in the Fuku 3 explosion. That is a video that wasn't tampered with.

        After that video was released, they decided to completely cover up reactor 4 video. Just saying.

        This radiation cartel is large and dangerous, they will do anything to protect their "precious"

        • Stock said This radiation cartel is large and dangerous, they will do anything to protect their "precious"

          Absolutely! Our lives are mere specks of dust on their eyeballs that only wish to see power and profit.

          They would even (and probably did) wipe out family members who got in the way of their twisted visions.

        • bo bo

          Oh I see Stock.. and I traveled down that same thread further and saw this gem about the warped lid from Shaker1:

          'If this were the only damage to containment and the only leak source I'd be happy, as I'm sure we all would be. Personally, I'd bet that the only value of this access at this point would be in some obscure future for some useless forensic study undertaken by a team of three-eyed chimps pounding upon it with a rock. That's even if in some impossibility it remained in the current physical configuration as it is.'

          Good summary..

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Was sickening.

    And still is.

  • dosdos dosdos

    MOX exploding, hudathunket?

    I'm interested in how long they take to silence Yukio Yamaguchi.

  • Nick

    Despite the fact that we are a species who has developed some sophisticated science, in the nuclear era it seems we have retrograded to a more stuporstituos mode.

    Science becomes what you BELIEVE in, not what the truth is. "Show me the data" they scream.

    Well, if the data ain't forthcoming, how is one to make a conclusive insight about anything?

    Me? I use my gut instinct 24/7.

    My gut told me when I saw the You-Tubes of Units 1 and 3 going kaboom, that we were in deep shit.

    It sucks, because I get absolutely NO satisfaction being proved 100% correct.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    +100%. 🙂

  • At last, as fewer and fewer people notice, the truth trickles out from industry insiders with a conscience, as is the way of things – multiple meltdowns hours after the earthquake, Unit 3 a nuclear detonation, not an explosion from hydrogen build up, no way to control ANY of the leaks for the foreseeable future.

    Why does this informatIon matter? Because what happened at these reactors can happen at ALL reactors, especially as they age, which is what the US is doing to save investors the pocket change. There is NOT a human on this planet that knows how to either permanently contain nor control this technology. If they say they can, they are flat out lying to themselves and to the world. They are comfortable with that. I am not.

    • itsanuclearwar

      Are you sure it is to save the investors the pocket change? I'm not convinced.

      • Well, itsanuclearwar, none of us can be "Sure" about much of anything when motives remain hidden, so we must do our best to guess. But, here in the NW we were able to shut down the construction of 5 nuclear power plants and close an existing one because they were running over budget and costing taxpayers billions once the projects got approval. There IS a sizable initial cost of construction that has to be sitting in someone's pocket in order to leverage the loans in order to increase rates to rate payers to fund the actual building. Then, there's the insurance costs which are very high and NOT covered completely by rates nor government incentives. But, there is some government incentive packages being applied in Georgia and at the other reactors slated to begin construction soon around the country. These companies and the shareholders expect a wide profit margin and if they don't get it, they drop the project midair. Then, there is the shutting down costs. Many of those that are being closed are being shuttered in place rather than removing the fuel, according to the NRC, to defer utility investors the cost of decommissioning and clean up in hard economic times.

        What do you think is the reason for the many extensions that have been granted to so many aged reactors, many nearing their 40 year mark?

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    A nuclear detonation would be detected by satellites in orbit by The US, Britain, France and even Japan. No way to hide the signature. So why not ask the government? Of course the system could have been down for maintenance during that time frame. I recall someone here posting a story of a scramble by US military aircraft to the site. Maybe the Navy also was on high alert for that very reason and when the high level comms determined it was not foul play that decided to investigate with USS Reagan. Maybe Im off with the timeline etc. but we shall see.

  • Nick


    I remember the first Earth Day in 1970.

    As a 12 year old I just couldn't see how nuclear technology was something I could get excited about having protested the atmospheric testing of weapons during the 50s and 60s with my parents. (Yup, I was on board the Golden Rule in 1958 b 4 it went to protest the hydrogen bomb blast).

    Here we are 2014, and my thinking has not changed one iota.

    Ionizing radiation is something I detest, the human induced kind that is.

    • Nick, i shake my head each and everyday that this technology was allowed to keep going. I visit pronuke sites from time to time to see the thinking over there. Never a moment to think of spills, leaks or clean ups and all about control and money and boundless low cost energy and the latest, greatest, unproven and soon to be failing reactor model, the thorium reactors and all the myth making that goes with that. Yet, it still enjoys a reputation as a green, lean, clean energy. Not a single pronuclear site i have visited so far has talked about the Fukushima kids with the thyroid cancer, save but to deny those children or any irradiated sick children exist or existed. It is a study in cognitive dissonance.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        They have all had a free ride now for 70 years, even when they were doing bomb tests, that were contaminating their own countries.. 🙁

        Certainly we humans must all be bat~shit crazy! 🙂

        • SOUL VOICE

          Tests done in our region were done by the British, American and French governments. Unwilling to taint their own paradise.

          As they sowed, so they reaped.

          Sad for the general population; but we all know their expendable. Your masters are fleeing the coops for more lucrative plunders, taking their federal reserve plunder with them.

          what's the catchphrase for an awakening law abiding American citizen, why terrorist of course!

          • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

            Almost as scary-bad as the idea of a fleet of new,mass-produced,cheap copies of flawed failed or destined to Chinese nuclear plants also being built on the dying Pacific Ocean! Considering the low quality of Chinese-built products of every type & kind I've ever seen, I'm sure we'll "reap what they've sown" for their own expendable & abused & exploited citizens via being downwind or across the sea from their new coastal nuclear plants that explode at the same rate of failure as the glut of cheap,disposable butane cigarette lighters that fail immediately in any number of ways??!!
            When I see apparent propaganda posted by parties unknown & less than specific or willing to include their own country of origin to those they criticize it justifiably arouses suspicions as to their REAL agenda or reason for appearing on a website frequented by a growing minority of the public angered by & focused mostly on our loathing of the continuing operation of aging nuclear plants & govt. policies. Given China's record of human rights abuses towards those who speak against their "prison-like" nations,I'd be afraid to openly protest ANY policy[?]! But as long as I have the right & feel justified for my opposition to nuclear and by abiding by the law and forcing TPTB or corporate entities to "quietly/secretly" impose(seemingly)unrelated "sanctions"-I will! Chinese charge,imprison & deal harshly with those who openly express opposing views,"wouldn't you agree"?-50cent party-

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    5 Billion Bq of Strontium-90 flows to the sea every single day
    Aug 26 2014

    TEPCO numbers ..I assume a higher amount.

    • TY Rose, when the heating from transmutation from all of that St90 to Yt90 and then to Zr90 metal begins in 2039, 28.79 years later after release/chemical change time, the ocean will be permanently effected. Diminished sunlight from atmospheric bound Chernobyl Barium137 will much sooner cause even greater problems however. When the Cs137 to Ba137 converts 2 years later in 2041, yikes. We have learned very quickly, radiation is only one of the many, many evils that were unleashed on the Earth.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Yup, and what would be the counts on Uranium, Plutonium, Americium, and all the other hundreds/thousands(?)of transuratics? There is no such thing as a singular isotope resulting from nuclear fission. If there's one, there's all the rest and that soup is hundreds/thousands of times more deadly.

      I know you know this Heart, just trying to get others to grasp this. The MSM won't go there yet; but over time, if we keep hammering on this missing link, someone will make the case and even the GP will wake up.

      However, never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

      • Angela_R

        yes, Cisco, the horror of the hundreds/thousands of radioactive particles, many probably not even identified, and then when out of containment encountering and interacting with further substances and only time will tell of any further injurious effects.

  • Follow The Money Follow The Money

    Long-time lurker, first-time poster here from the Left Coast(So-Cal). I've been playing catch-up on my limited knowledge of nuclear technology and appreciate all of the input and links shared here.

    "…Nuclear explosion can’t be ruled out…"
    Isn't that what enewsers have been saying here all along!?!

    OK, so maybe y'all are not just blowing steam so to speak after all. I will still do my own research, compile all of the data and come up with my own conclusions though. But for now I must say that you have my attention.

    The way I see it, nuclear power industry is the biggest ponzi-scheme in the history of mankind. How many generations will have to deal with the waste of our generation? Can you say "Nukeponzi"?

    Follow The Money, you will find the truth…

    • We Not They Finally

      Not sure it's a ponzi scheme when ALL of the suckers being drained are US. And with no informed knowledge, much less consent.

    • I used to see pie charts and those degrees of top corporate job constructiveness drawings all the time on facebook when we were fighting Monsanto, chem companies, etc. Showing the names of the truly powerful and greedy, what they controlled, subsidiary products we could boycott. It would probably be a lot of the same people and to see nuclear industry related ones added in would be great.

    • itsanuclearwar

      Welcome Follow The Money, your handle says it all. Good to see that you decided to speak out. We need some new people here that are capable of critical thinking and draw their own conclusions. Don't hesitate to rock the boat here at enenews with your own conclusions, as some old conclusions here are upside down. Follow the money, it all leads to the say psychopaths that are doing this and paying to conceal it.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Howdy FTM – I started looking for the money trail a few days ago.
      So far this:
      and: "The Queen of England owns mineral rights in 24 countries"

      also: some wise comments from Obewanspeaks:
      "Since 1940, the United States has spent $5.8 trillion on nuclear weapons programs, more than on any single program except Social Security, according to a study billed as the first comprehensive audit of the country's effort to build a nuclear arsenal."

      Hint: One is a leach and one is not! 🙂
      One entity takes/spends other people's money 🙁
      One entity gets their own paid tax money back 🙂

    • FTM, Arnie Gundersen from was the one to first make that argument and it enjoyed a good bit of discussion here, along with an alternative theory put forth by Goddard's Journal on youtube that the explosion was a massive steam release.

  • antipodes

    August 26, 2014 Newsbreak National Public Radio speaks the F word several times over on live report. Yes indeed the name Fukushima was mentioned today as a lawsuit was decided against Tokyo Electric and Power Co. to the tune of one half million dollars, concerning a suicide in Japan. 46 other suits pending. Carrier Ronald Reagan also spoken about.

    • Hot diggedy….perhaps? Perhaps the media will enter their OH NO, we're missing out on having the firstist of breaking news to upstage our competition.

      (Something tells me it won't be because they're smart or out of the goodness of their hearts.) But however the 100th monkey breaks free of the media blackout rules and utters the F words…I welcome it! 🙂

  • We Not They Finally

    Masao Yoshida, the Fikushima manager quoted above, died of pancreatic cancer, I believe about a year back. We have no word on the other so-called "Fukushima Fifty."

    It's the most macabre twist of "dying to be heard." Hope someone will at least listen to the dead fish and broadcast what they have to say. So sad.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Physicists Say Fukushima Reactors Pose Eternal Threat to Humanity
    MOSCOW, August 23 (RIA Novosti) – The three molten cores at Fukushima plant, each weighing a hundred tons, are so radioactive, that no one can approach them, including robots, which melt down immediately, Dr. Helen Caldicott, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, physician and anti-nuclear advocate, states in an interview to Radio VR:
    “’And no one ever will, and the contamination will go on for hundreds of years,’ Ms. Caldicott cites top physicists as saying.
    Initially, TEPCO, the Japanese power provider wanted to erect an ice wall around the perimeter of the Fukushima complex, as ground water underneath the reactor is absorbing radiation and then flowing into the ocean.
    “An ice wall is a silly idea given the circumstances, remarks the expert, as it would have to last at least a hundred years. Moreover, you would have to have electricity running all the time to keep the ground frozen, explains Ms. Caldicott.
    “Surprisingly enough, TEPCO is not consulting with anyone, says the expert, neither with Russia, after it survived the Chernobyl catastrophe, nor Bechtel, a US major engineering company. It is, conversely, “saving money, using paper coming from homeless shelters”, and the Japanese mafia Yakuza is hiring people to do this work.
    “The expert stresses they are witnessing an absolute catastrophe: 300-400 tons of radioactive water pour daily into the Pacific, and this has been going on for over three years…

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      [cont.] “The expert stresses they are witnessing an absolute catastrophe: 300-400 tons of radioactive water pour daily into the Pacific, and this has been going on for over three years now contaminating the ocean and its ecology.
      “Radiation cannot be diluted, as many isotopes, namely strontium, are concentrated in food chains, in algae for instance. The contamination then passes on to bigger fish typically caught on the east coast from Fukushima. Radiation in the ocean and its ecology has been detected as far away as the America West Coast. TEPCO has stated more than once, the expert says, that they know radioactive water is seeping into the ocean, however, they keep assuring that it is not at levels high enough to cause a significant threat….”

      • itsanuclearwar

        And what happened about Japan's government taking over the operation from TEPCO?

        And why does the US, Russian, and or any government get involved?

        The answer to that is because it is proceeding as planned. "If it aint broke, don't fix it".

        Anyone capable of critical thinking can see this. They are successfully killing us off, and you're all right with that?

        Keep blaming just TEPCO only serves to help those that are killing us off.

  • rogerthat

    So we can say the reactors performed to their design specifications, and just as scientists had predicted and experiments showed decades ago: in the absence of cooling water, they immediately began melting down, and unit 3, which contained mox fuel, produced a nuclear blast. Once the meltdowns began, the process was irreversible, so all that frantic rushing about achieved nothing.

    • itsanuclearwar

      It has achieved nothing for mankind. TPYB don't look at it this way though. Same as 9-11. The end justifies the means for those pulling the strings, and the strings of their use full idiots.

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    The illusion of achievement has been standing on a crooked leg since the dawn of economies….quite some time. As the Fukushima lies continue to crumble just like the melted out and erupted cores into the earths ocean, yes earths not ours, so will the crooked leg and reality will check in. The apologies will be trotted out with the bravado of sincerity, only to fiend the faking of those looking for accolades. This will include the typical "hero", ie:sports, Hollywood, etc, etc.

    Sadly these apologies will continue the illusion of achievement.
    Peace all, keep it in their faces because they don't know it is.

  • RE: 0:30 in — Masao Yoshida, Manager at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on 3/11: “Head office, head office, a very serious situation is occurring. The Number 3 reactor building has exploded, probably a steam blast.

    Ian Goddard gets a thumbs up. Check out his 2011 video asserting a steam explosion in unit 3.

  • rogerthat

    So when are they going to do a little ''show and tell'' presentation on the destruction of unit 4?
    C'mon Tepco, c'mon, you know you can do it if you try, try, try just a little bit harder.


    What demonic, evil, criminal, lying, money grabbing corporation would advise building atomic nuclear radiation reactors on such known unstable land. An act of man, yet not a man, a corporation non-living entity.

    You can run but you cannot hide.

    Is there anyone here that has the courage to put a name to this entity?

    General Electric Hitachi

    General Electric Hitachi

    General Electric Hitachi

    General Electric Hitachi

  • rogerthat
    ''… Both leaders are keenly aware that the afflicted farmers of Fukushima need the income from selling their crops to be able to rebuild their lives and their homes. So the question has to be asked: Do we let ignorant fear mongering move us to have a problem with doing something to help other human beings recover from calamity? Or do we brush off the naysayers, listen to the food safety experts, understand what the leaders of two nations are trying to do and spend a little money to help someone who is worse off than us have a better tomorrow? I think the answer in this case is pretty obvious.''

    – the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

    • Cisco Cisco

      rogerthat…Who ya gonna believe, them, or your lying eyes? Thanks for the link to the 2014 global die-offs.

      Something is very wrong with our biosphere. Whoda thunk, it might be the radiation, stupid?

      Research done back in 1926 proved that even low doses of radiation can cause harm genetically speaking, as explained by Dr. Baxter. The nuclear ‘experts’ knew even back then that low doses of radiation were harmful to insects and human beings, but even today, the nuclear ‘experts’ are covering this up and/or denying it, because of what this would mean for the nuclear industry. For more information about how and why this works, click on the link below."

      • rogerthat

        they know how to turn back the clock. just like big tobacco. 100 years ago, people knew that cigarettes were bad for you. fifty years later, thanks to big tobacco's efforts, movie stars were puffing away like mad and everyone knew that cigarettes were good for you. just like radiation, we've known since madame curie died of it that it was bad for you. today science bows under the yoke of Big Nuke, and tries to tell us that radiation is good for you.

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        Cisco- Look up the Petkau Effect- the Nukers knew long ago any exposure to radiation eventually disrupts the cells in life forms.

        Check out this site for more information:

        Quoted from link below:
        "The Petkau effect was coined by Swiss nuclear hazards commentator Ralph Graeub in 1985 in this book Der Petkau-Effekt und unsere strahlende Zukunft (The Petkau effect and our Radiating Future)."
        Petkau had been measuring, in the usual way, the radiation dose that would rupture a simulated artificial cell membrane. He found that 3500 rads delivered in 2¼ hours (26 rad/min = 15.5 Sv/h) would do it. Then, almost by chance, Petkau repeated the experiment with much weaker radiation and found that 0.7 rad delivered in 11½ hours (1 millirad/min = 0.61 mSv/h) also ruptured the membrane. This was counter to the prevailing assumption of a linear relationship between total dose or dose rate and the consequences."

        "The radiation was of ionizing nature, and produced negative oxygen ions (free radicals). Those ions were more damaging to the simulated membrane in lower concentrations than higher (a somewhat counter-intuitive result in itself) because in the latter, they more readily recombine with each other instead of interfering with the membrane. The ion concentration directly correlated with the radiation dose rate and the composition had non-monotonic consequences."

  • Nick

    Many of us on these threads have come to the realization that 3/11/11 and the fiasco at FD-NPP uncovered more than nuclear power plant cores, rather we have seen a massive disconnect between what happened and what human hubris tries to cover-up.

    In a sense, our ability to plan for the future is severely in question. We claim to be an intelligent and crafty species, yet we can't even see the cold hard truth of living on a vibrant and mobile planet. Remember those stone markers placed all over Japan, warning about tsunamis? We think we can harness the atom and safely deal with the toxins that will last for billions of years, yet we ignored warnings from past generations, thinking the stones were quaint photographic icons from a distant era. Just how do you think we can create warning markers for nuclear wastes and disasters for future generations when our very actions reduce the genome?

    Fukushima has to be more than the horror that it is, it has to be about how we (try to) go forward as sentient beings on this amazing planet.

    If we really have utterly failed, then we truly are a blight.

    Build community. Love while you can. Cherish the past. Forget the future that we once all had.

    Making eternal poisons is an infernal blunder.

  • rogerthat
    … We came up with a rough estimate of about 673 Tbq for 3 years at the 2013 rate, this would be in addition to any initial sea releases during the meltdowns. …¥11-trillion-study/#.U_3J60LLjao
    … Kenichi Oshima, environmental economics professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and Masafumi Yokemoto, professor of environmental policy at Osaka City University, calculated the costs based on materials and data released by the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.
    In December 2011, the government said it would cost at least ¥5.8 trillion, but Oshima and Yokemoto included some expenses that the government then said were difficult to estimate, according to the researchers.
    “The costs for the accident are designed to be borne by the people through taxes and utility bills,” Oshima said.
    The actual cost could be much higher, as the estimated figure does not include costs for the final disposal of radioactive material from cleanup work, while the compensation and plant decommissioning expenses are expected to increase down the road. …

  • rogerthat
    (Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.)
    – a good resource. well done.

  • rogerthat
    The Russian Geographical Society is preparing a naval expedition to study the long-term effects of the accident at Japanese nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1″ – said at press conference on August 25 in Moscow President of the Society Sergei Shoigu,.
    “A group of young scientists from the Russian Geographical Society under our patronage, with our funding, on our ship will study what happened to the emission of polluted water in the oceans,” – he explained.
    Research vessel “Professor Hlyustin” is departing on the night of September 15 from Vladivostok, the expedition will last about 28 days.
    In order to evaluate long-term effects of the accident and possible damage from it for our territorial waters, the researchers will make sampling of water, air and sediment. Then all the collected material will be tested for radionuclides and the received data will be analyzed.
    “Professor Hlyustin” will go from Vladivostok to the Sea of Japan, will pass through the Tsugaru Strait and will head to Kamchatka.
    (The Russian Geographical Society is an all-Russian NGO founded in 1845)

  • rogerthat**
    Three Firms Selected to Help Clean Up Radioactive Water at Fukushima Nuclear Plant
    – in-depth report
    EDITORIAL: Society must find ways to reduce stress of Fukushima survivors
    .Since the nuclear accident brought drastic changes to the environment and the lives of the affected people, it is difficult to deny the causal relationship between the accident and Watanabe's suicide. It was a reasonable verdict.
    … The court verdict reminds us anew of the unending nature of the suffering that the triple meltdown has brought.
    So far, any connection between the accident and the suicides has been kept vague. There were cases where TEPCO flatly denied causality in negotiations for compensation, or offered to pay only paltry sums that were nowhere near what the bereaved families sought.
    In Watanabe's lawsuit, TEPCO effectively hinted at the weakness of her character as the cause of her suicide. The utility ought to be thoroughly ashamed of itself for making such an allegation.
    Whether she was strong or weak is irrelevant. There is no excuse for causing Watanabe so much stress as to drive her to suicide …

  • rogerthat
    Chile launches its biggest wind farm
    … Chile considered nuclear power but the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan put paid to that idea.
    Chile is every bit as prone to earthquakes and tsunamis as Japan. …
    Chile is now trying to develop its non-conventional renewable energy sector.
    The potential is enormous. The Atacama Desert in the north of the country is one of the driest, sunniest places on earth – perfect for solar energy.
    Chile is also one of the most volcanic countries in the world, making geo-thermal power a viable option.
    It has one of the longest coastlines in the world, with great potential for wave and tidal power.
    And, finally, there are some areas of the country that are ideal for wind farms like El Arrayan. …

  • rogerthat
    … “Restarting the Sendai plant is dangerous,” said Osamu Mikami, 73, an anti-nuclear activist who is among protesters that have camped for almost three years on the grounds of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo. “I don’t want such a reckless act to be carried out,” he said in an interview on Aug. 15, vowing to continue demonstrations until Japan gives up plans to begin atomic operations again. …
    More than 10,000 students affected by 2011 disasters still in schools in other prefectures
    More than 20,000 children remain in different schools 3 years after quake disaster
    – vive la difference lol

  • Follow The Money Follow The Money

    Thanks for the links PlowBoy. A little more truth found by following the cash trail.

    Radio – It may have been Gundersen who first proclaimed it was a nuclear explosion but it was the enewsers who believed and backed him.

    itsanuclearwar – I don't think some of the old conclusions here are so upside down as they are agenda-driven. All good intentions, facts and links here, just slightly biased and twisted around the anti-nuke movement. Not saying that's a bad thing or BS and I agree with alot of it. Just not buying into all of it. Example: I live near and frequent the beaches here in SoCal and I can say the ocean/shores here look normal and are far from dead. Just say'in.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      "Example: I live near and frequent the beaches here in SoCal and I can say the ocean/shores here look normal and are far from dead. Just say'in."

      This is great, and yes, pockets of life still exist in places along the west coast, probably not for very much longer though.

      The 6th Great Extinction Level Event will continue to move forward whether we here like it or not.. 🙁

      Best we slow it down…if we humans can. 🙂

    • Kevin Blanch was down in San Diego and he said he notice some birds missing..

      Are you aware of all of the birds and the numbers of them that normally inhabit the area, large and small?

      How is their breeding going? Are the normal number of young making it?

  • Just saying, we have been promoting the idea that Fuku 3 was a nuclear criticality accident…..Here is my proof

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And ..oh ..the black smoke.

    Unit 3, black smoke.

    Black smoke rising from Unit 3, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, March 21, 2011.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    nuckelchen-edition of Inside of Unit 3 Reactor at Fukushima
    Sept 14 2012

    "The lonesome fuel-rod

"Investigation of the Inside of the Spent Fuel Pool for Fuel Removal from the Upper Part of Unit 3 Reactor Building at Fukushima
tepco record was taken 13th september 2011!!!!!!
    Thanks for video n for music… go well with strange solitary fired-rod.
    Thank You all for watching
    Namaste Aloha Blessings..wishing relax weekend to everyOne… Peace Time"

  • What Really Happened At Fukushima Reactor And Spent Fuel Pool #3? via @Green Road

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  • Fukushima Unit3 was a Super Critical Pu239 Plasma Nuclear Event.

    All NPP's are subject to this potential future scenario.
    The concealed truth now uncovered.

    Arto Lauri has broken the code of lies and presented in the smallest detail how the events at U1 and U3 proceeded.
    This is a story that could be told of every past nuclear event
    in the world and a story that will be told of any future nuclear
    events…at NPP's.

    Arto Lauri 68.FISSIO

    Don't miss this info.
    It is absolutely the definitive work on this subject.
    I take notes and start and stop every frame.
    Especially the first 20min. And by all means,
    don't miss the ending…where the secret is revealed.

    All that stands between the living and the dead is a zirconium
    cladding that is thinner than an egg shell!
    They are KILLERS!
    They build these things to kill, and demanding that any reactor
    operate at over capacity of any level fulfills their dreams of
    devastation and death.
    The psycopaths secret is revealed.
    This is war.
    This is a gun in our face.
    We can't just take the bullet!

    THis is IT!

    [please make copies of this video to protect the truth hidden within and to protect arto who is subject to surveillance and attacks from the nuclear war lords]

    • combomelt combomelt

      I'm sorry, but, THIS IS IT??!!?

      THIS video above is the definitive explanation of fukushima 1 & 3??
      I didn't see anything new.

      I translated the finnish.

      I watched the entire video.

      He is far too confusing, and diminishes the message.

      Is he really that valuable a source as to continually push him as an "expert"?

      Anybody else wanna chime in?

      • I haven't seen enough of Arto's stuff to be able to make any kind of qualified comment on it.

        In my humble opinion one of the best for presenting it all in as simple a way as possible is YouTube user <a href="; title="">BeautifulGirlByDana</a>, real name Dana Durnford. He has a website called <a href="; title="">The Nuclear Proctologist</a>, which, if you're tuning in Dana, needs to be slimed down on the bandwidth, for people like me who are on a not so good internet connection.

        Dana's only been on the Fukushima case for about 9 months now, and now and again he does make some blinding errors about nuclear stuff, but all things considered he does have a good handle on what's going on.

        As we all know, many things in cyberspace are not what they appear to be. Dana is such an off-the-wall character that I believe him to be genuine. The big, bad corporations, the CIA, et al, just wouldn't have the brains/imagination to come-up with someone like Dana; unlike other personalities in the 'alternative media', who will remain nameless.