Nuclear official warns of explosions at Fukushima plant — Gases accumulating in sediment underneath highly contaminated water — Spark caused by static electricity could ignite hydrogen blast

Published: May 23rd, 2015 at 8:42 pm ET
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Asahi Shimbun, May 23, 2015 (emphasis added): Risk of hydrogen explosion from leaking containers at Fukushima plant… at least 10 percent have leaks, which could trigger a hydrogen explosion. [TEPCO] reported its findings at a meeting with a study group from the Nuclear Regulation Authority on May 22… there were about 1,300 such containers at the plant… The first leak was discovered in a lid on April 2… Of the 278 it had examined by May 20, it found 26 had some sort of leak or were bleeding from their lids… likely caused by hydrogen and other types of gases that resulted from the water’s exposure to high levels of radiation. Such gases appear to have accumulated in sediment at the bottom of the containers, expanding the volume of the liquid. An NRA official said the accumulating hydrogen poses a potential danger…

Unnamed Gov’t Official: “If the concentration level is high, a spark caused by static electricity could cause a container to explode.”

Mainichi, May 23, 2015: Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes… [NRA officials] had asked TEPCO to create the holes. In early April, containers were found to be leaking radioactive waste liquids through the venting holes. Later in the month… it discovered the container without the venting holes. Out of the approximately 1,400 containers, 334… have not yet been checked for venting holes. TEPCO has speculated that the work to create the holes was skipped over at a factory in the United States.

NHK, May 22, 2015: Radioactive wastewater leak linked to hydrogen — The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says recent leaks of highly radioactive wastewater from their containers were likely due to accumulated hydrogen gas in the tanks… TEPCO has found since April that the wastewater, produced during the process of treating radioactive water, had seeped out through the lids of a number of containers. The utility says that 26 of the 278 inspected containers had leaked, and in 15 of them, bubbles formed when workers stirred the liquid inside, and water levels went down. The utility believes the bubbles mainly consist of hydrogen, generated by strong radiation inside the containers.  TEPCO officials suspect the gas increased the volume of the wastewater, forcing some to overflow.

See also: Gundersen: Fukushima tanks releasing x-rays in very high quantities offsite — Exposure to people outside plant is very, very high from ‘Bremsstrahlung’ phenomenon (VIDEO)

Published: May 23rd, 2015 at 8:42 pm ET
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268 comments to Nuclear official warns of explosions at Fukushima plant — Gases accumulating in sediment underneath highly contaminated water — Spark caused by static electricity could ignite hydrogen blast

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "TEPCO has speculated that the work to create the holes was skipped over at a factory in the United States." Are they talking about the wastewater tanks? Made in the US?

  • FixItStupid FixItStupid

    This whole report is just too stupid hydrogen gas rises at 45 miles an hour more scrambled information disinformation hydrogen being trapped underground is a possibility … will be from the core hydrogen though it would have a way all to the surface…. There would have to be a collapse to trap the gas steam explosion is more likely … The next nuclear incident is a mathematical certainty shut them all down

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    If the contents of the tanks creates gas, venting highly radioactive gas sucks big time too Tepco. Obviously the contents of the tanks is not being properly stored. They are basically admitting venting extremely radioactive gas directly into the atmosphere. Lucky all of us…..

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      StPaulScout,
      You are correct. They are admitting that they "think" "most" of the gases are hydrogen. Tepcon is venting highly radioactive gases into the atmosphere, like at Hanford tank farm YA.
      Nuclear is criminally insane!
      Ban Reactors Forever!

    • lickerface lickerface

      There is no way to properly store such materials. There is no proof of safe storage in this reality.

  • Sounds kind of like a witches brew, just like at Hanford..

    Lethal just to be around them.

  • wonder what they are going to do with the rubber bladder tanks? Maybe that is why they all leaked?

    2015 – High Level Radioactive Liquid Waste Fukushima Storage Tanks With High Level Radioactive Water To Be Dumped Into Pacific Ocean
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/fukushima-thousands-of-storage-tanks.html

  • Maybe they can sell time at the vent holes for the hormesis loving tourists and pro nuclear apologists?

    Got $20? You get one minute time at a Fukushima tank vent hole. Suck all of the radioactive gas you can get into you..

    (sarc)

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      Well..the more this escalates..the more it seem's just to confront "pusherman's" with their own poison..in a fair world..
      Instead we have to listen to their hormesis or nuclear is green etc deadly pusher-bs.. while politician's continue to give away more and more public power to flatout dangerous and careless companies and their stockholder's in backroom meeting's..
      We the western world is now a giant corporate machine selfshaping for profit and power.. 100% psychopathic dynamic..and the public is completely cut out of the "shaping of the world" proces..and reduced to just another resources..our fate determinated by extremely charming or not psychopath's check's and balances..

      Japan did not want nuclear..the creator of the bomb pushed them..like they keep pushing everywhere , despite the predictable fuckup's..still pushing with lies..careless for design failure , safety or lack of knowledge of the customer..
      Or the fact that the technology is uncontrollable..

      We are now entering a stage in that proces where entire nation's and their government/leader's/lawmaker's will be rendered powerless and irrelevant to the absolute dominance of the "machine"..a selfshaping creation..a materialisation of the unfettered greed of the darkest side of humanity..organising itself..life is pushed out of the picture..that's everyone..that's us..that's me..

      Yes..i think i understand why we need sarcastic fantasies to keep sane.. of confronting "The Pusherman"…

  • from a distance from a distance

    AMAZING archive of Fukushima mainstream media videos.

    Watch the videos. Learn from them.

    h/t nuclearhotseat: "Jules Cook of UCY.TV unveils a new archive of mainstream media’s TV coverage of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster since March 11, 2011."

    This is an all-around GREAT website –>

    http://www.fukushimafacts.com/

  • rogerthat

    so how do you put vent holes into a tank in the presence of hydrogen and oxygen? use a cutting torch lol

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Could this turn out to be a "necessary" excuse for dumping the radioactive water into the sea?

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      🙂 just a spark will do nicely, it'll rip the top clean off.

      She'll vent just fine then.

      As a few above said, but in a question:

      What gives those SOB's the right TO vent that shit to atmosphere?

    • Shaker1

      From the Asahi article:

      "According to TEPCO, there were about 1,300 such containers at the plant as of May 20.

      They store waste water from the ALPS (advanced liquid processing system) equipment that removes radioactive substances from contaminated water.

      The containers, which are made of polyethylene, are 1.8 meters high and have diameters of 1.5 meters."

      No sparks from polyethylene. Shouldn't be a problem beyond proximity and if they don't mind some chips inside at breakthrough.

      Those bolt-together tanks likely all leak enough on their own, and may have vents as a matter of course, since their intended use was temporary storage of sludges and such with little specification of what might be stored. It's just the smart thing to do. Every outhouse needs a vent, you know…These are only constructed to be water tight. If the picture I saw of the flange strategy at the seams was reality, I know they'll leak. The thing to wonder is how resistent to radiation the gasketing is for the tanks. Doesn't seem that stuff is going anywhere soon without leaks. LOL

      Even so, I'd bet they could punch holes in even those tanks using water-jet. It would generate heat at the inside surface as it works, but they can work really fast depending upon abrasive, pressure, etc. and the water supresses sparks.

      • Shaker1

        Simplyinfo has some info that is useful:

        http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14772

        There are what appears to be overhead pictures of the containers and there is also a dropbox link to Tepco's report.

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        ALPS – operated by EnergySolutions http://www.energysolutions.com/projects/

        • PlowboyGrownUp

          EnergySolutions – they burn radioactive waste in Utah from all over the country
          NRC: Locations of Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities **

          http://www.nrc.gov/waste/llw-disposal/licensing/locations.html – Proxy – Highlight

          Radioactive Waste Quick Links. Nuclear Security.EnergySolutions Clive Operations, located in Clive, Utah Clive accepts waste from all regions of the United States. Clive is licensed by the State of Utah for Class A waste only.
          And radchick vid "One Giant Leap" https://www.youtube.com/user/ichicax4

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            I think we're all familiar with WCS in Texas, the surface nuclear storage facility now taking what used to be buried underground and WIPP:

            http://www.wcstexas.com/

            Here is a photo layout and detailed description of their storage facilities:

            http://texasnuclearsafety.org/wcs-dump-sites/

            Pay attention to the variety of surface storage areas, of low- to high-level nuclear waste, and think, "Hmm, what about a tornado or two coming right through there, and blowing all that waste into the sky for hundreds of miles in every direction?"

            WCS is in Andrews County, Texas. Here is a map and history of tornadoes going right through Andrews County, as of 2014, with a history of 26 tornadoes from 1954 to 2012:

            http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/tornado/Texas/Andrews

            What is WCS going to do with all the flooding that is taking place there? The worst in decades:

            'Serious Flooding Shuts Down Several Roads in Andrews'

            http://cbs7.com/community/article_b9170256-3ae3-11e4-b6fa-001a4bcf6878.html

            • PlowboyGrownUp

              Thanks for that info, Time. This is on their webpage
              "“This has not been done before…”
              Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2015) – Waste Control Specialists (WCS) announced today that it had submitted its notice of intent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seek a license for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at its Andrews, Texas facility. WCS officials said the application would be on file at the NRC by April of 2016."

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I'm … tired… The tanks are less than 2 meters high…? 1300 tanks

        They're talking about the water tank farm out on their lawn…?

        Next they will be saying the tanks are the size of a beer can, then a shot glass, then, a thimble, then they drained them all into the ocean…and who gives a damn about some fish, they all died from mold, didn't they?

        Me and my friend, Alice just woke up… the tanks are to too small for the rabbits, now! Call the IAEA. They do and they don't care about safety. It's tea time anyway. Fuck it…

        • Shaker1

          incredulous…A little lubricant will stop that. Soapy water will do.

          The real problem is that the water is REALLY contaminated, being the product of their treatments. What's left over…

          The Simplyinfo article stated that some of the tanks were without vents. Ask yourself something…Even past the manufacturing, someone deep in Tepco's engineering department placed a request for an invoice, which went through the management maze to be actually ordered by someone who knew nothing about containers. Order comes in, and like all good receiving departments, they check the contents, count and release. At release, they're taken to location, and a supervior, who may or not know anything really about things beyond plumbing. Does anyone who has knowledge of the requirements look them over? Good question. One would think that such as difference as vents/no vents could be noticed by a laborer. Well, the super doesn't want to stick around. Joe says to Ed, "Hey, look!" Joe says, "Let's get done and get out of here."

          Even worse, how long have these been there? Seems no one wants to get near them. LOL

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      yyeah.

      Scottie: Damn, Jim, get away from that hydrogen with your cutting torch! Ya dumbass! You're going to blow us all up.

      Jim: That's CAPTAIN Dumbass to you!

      Scottie: Hand me my drill, Bones.

      Bones: If you say so.

      Jim: It's right behind the Romulan Ale, Bones! Snap to it. C'mon!

      Bones: STFU

      Scottie: Computer!…Computer!….

      Jim: It's a drill, Scottie.

      Scottie: Right. Well, here we go… just squeeze, like this…

      BA-BOOOOOOM!

      Spock: WTF

    • StPaulScout StPaulScout

      Use a wet abrasion method.

    • While smoking, of course.

      To quiet the nerves and keep stress at bay, you understand..

      (sarc)

    • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

      I would think waterjet cutting would not produce sparks but 60.000 psi stream of water even only a very narrow stream would cut right through even inches thick hardened steel..that shits probably really thin! Stupidity creates stupidly difficult situations doesn't it! This is no time to fuck up and forget to put the vent holes in…and build these pieces of shit reactors in the first place!

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/05/very-shallow-volcanic-quake-occurred-the-most-often-since-311-in-mt-asamasan/

    On 5/22/2015, Japan Meteorological Agency announced the volcanic activity of Mt. Asamasan [Wikipedia] is also increasing.

    Since the end of April, volcanic quakes with shallow epicenter directly under the crater have been increasing.

    Volcanic quake happened 53 times on 5/21/2015, which is the largest number since 4/6/2011.

    This May, 620 volcanic quakes happened until 15:00 of 5/22/2015.

    They warned volcanic gas and ash may splash in 500m radius area from the crater, but remained warning level as “1”.

    However, they updated the status from “Normal” to “Beware of the fact that it is a live volcano”.

    In the aerial investigation of their mobile observation team, prof. Takeo from Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo commented the bottom of the crater looks expanding more than usual and the density of volcanic gas is increasing.

    http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/vois/data/tokyo/STOCK/volinfo/VK20150522154510_306.html

    http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/vois/data/tokyo/STOCK/volinfo/VK20150522161508_306.html

  • "The utility believes the bubbles mainly consist of hydrogen, generated by strong radiation inside the containers."

    Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen requires a double capture to attain instability as hydrogen-3, tritium, while oxygen requires three captures to become unstable oxygen-19. Thus water is relatively difficult to activate, as compared to sea salt (NaCl), in which both the sodium and chlorine atoms become unstable with a single capture each.

    Water thus is difficult to Tritidate, but nuclear radiation routinely breaks water bonds. In the Mponeng gold mine, South Africa, researchers found in a naturally high radiation zone, a community dominated by a new phylotype of Desulfotomaculum, feeding on primarily radiolytically produced H2.[12] Spent nuclear fuel/"nuclear waste" is also being looked at as a potential source of hydrogen. A new strain of microbe was isolated in coculture with a hydrogenotrophic methanogen. Perhaps this or a similar radiation loving microbe in the water is also generating explosive gas.

    They did say they had to 'stir' the tanks to get the volume down. Just sayin'.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      So they mention H2, but not tritium. Could there be tritium also? Which would be at the bottom of the tanks. wiki "Tritiated water is a radioactive form of water where the usual hydrogen atoms are replaced with tritium. In its pure form it may be called tritium oxide (T2O or 3H2O) or super-heavy water. Pure T2O is corrosive due to self-radiolysis."

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Isn't tritium essentially radioactive hydrogen? So when they talk about 'hydrogen' at Fukushima, they are really talking about highly explosive radioactive hydrogen?

        If I worked in PR, I sure wouldn't want my client talking about that to the press. It might cause a problem or two…

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      "Because few studies are available on tritium-induced health injury in humans, health-risk estimates for tritium must be based on the large number of experiments with animals and cell cultures [Straume, 1993]. These experiments show that exposure to tritiated water results in mutations and cell disruptions that can lead to cancer, heritable genetic defects, and reproductive and developmental effects [Straume, 1993]. These effects are qualitatively similar to the injuries caused by low linear-energy-transfer (LET) radiations produced by cesium-137 and cobalt-60, such as x-rays and gamma-rays, for which a significant amount of human data is available. The quantitative difference between tritium beta emissions and a standard low-LET radiation is expressed by the relative biological effectiveness (RBE). The RBE for tritium ranges from 1 to 3 [Straume, 1993]. This means that although the health effects of the beta doses from tritium are believed to be qualitatively similar to health effects of gamma rays, the beta rays are believed to be more potent per unit energy deposition than gamma rays." http://www2.lbl.gov/ehs/esg/tritium/tritium/TritCh4.html

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        same link "Human studies indicate that, generally, tritium retention can be characterized by a three-component exponential function. These three components have biological half-lives of 6 to 12 days, 10 to 34 days, and 130 to 550 days, with respective median values of 9, 22, and 340 days [Hill and Johnson, 1993]. The first biological half-life is for the body water metabolism of hydrogen and reflects the turnover of water within the pool of body water. The second half-life appears to be related to tritium involved in carbon-tritium bonds, and the last is for tritium incorporated into organic molecules having very slow turnover rates [Hill and Johnson, 1993]. "

        • We Not They Finally

          Apparently they rarely talk about tritium because it CANNOT be filtered out and all NPP's leak it into surrounding bodies of water. It's just a "given," like the disease and death toll.

          • lickerface lickerface

            My brother builds RO systems and was stumped by it too. He found that only like 30 percent can be removed by RO membrane. His thoughts were, "Wow you would need a ton of RO membranes to get it all out!"

    • Who is doing this 'stirring'?

      How are they doing it?

      Are they sending the homeless in with dive masks and telling them to swim around in there?

  • dan dan

    It's getting darker……….

  • Archie

    "TEPCO has speculated that the work to create the holes was skipped over at a factory in the United States."

    I speculate that TEPCO is full of shit.
    You all know nothing about me but you know all about TEPCO.
    Who you gonna believe?

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Well, I'm going to default and believe you.

      Because I cannot believe they just figured this shit out Apr.2
      So that makes them liars or fools, that operate nuclear reactors, wanting trust and support.

      Shut them all down, they are too stupid to site them correctly, too stupid to run them, too stupid to clean up the mess , too stupid to even realize how stupidly they present themselves.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Archie, you got it right.

      • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

        Or they give these stupid reports not caring what we think and knowing most people don't understand any of it in the least bit and that the masses prefer the positive news from the lying shits over what proof we may provide to the contrary choosing the better news as the truth.

  • We Not They Finally

    None of those containers were built to any standard in the first place. Designed to last maybe five years at the most? Now they are surprised, surprised, surprised that they are "leaking"? If they say "10%" it's probably 70%. And since no one can even safely check….

  • We Not They Finally

    The bizarre blanket over this whole discussion is the illusion that anything is "contained." MOST of it is out on the loose in the air, water, and earth. Now we hear talk of Fire too. Guess all bases are covered….

  • We Not They Finally

    And what the crap is the difference between a "leak" (bad) and a "venting hole" (good)? Oh, stupid me….

  • We Not They Finally

    "According to TEPCO, there were about 1,300 such containers at the plant as of May 20."

    Wouldn't that be only maybe a DAY'S worth of waste? (Just asking…)

  • JIM

    Who stirred the liquid ? And where are they buried ?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Yes. I thought this was waste water. What kind of sediment was trapping the hydrogen bubbles? If it was water, the gas would be at the top, no stirring required. Is there an access hatch? If there was no vent hole, did the hatch blow open when it was opened? If opened, just remove the hatch, install vent in hatch. If there was no hatch, how do they know there was no vent, is the tank swelled up? Obviously, if they stirred it, there must be a hatch. Oh, maybe a robot stirred it. Warning, Will Robinson, Warning.

    • rogerthat

      you'll find them in the hole marked ''disposables''

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    If the results were not catastrophic to health and the environment, nuclearist jokers would be funny.

    1. Good news. The hydrogen formed in these tanks can be blended with CO2 to lower the ignition temperature and burned in turbines to generate electricity. Fukushima is back in the production game!

    2. The exhaust emissions may contain small quantities of radioactivity. There is no immediate risk to health. (The tanks are off gassing anyways. Might as well make the most of it.)

    3. Bad news. The homeless person, in debt, conscripted by the Yakuzi, wearing the Tyvek suit, could accidently cause a flaming disaster by rubbing elbows against side, or a coworkers side while sleeping in a makeshift barrack.

    4. Masao Uchibori looks please by the progress made and is demonstrating safety protocol. You can clearly see him smiling despite the doning of a full face respirator, and radioactive proof swimwear under his protective gear.

    5. A 26% defect rate is something worth bragging about at a global manufacturing conference in which you are contrasting the precision Yakuza manufacturing standards that you started with, with those improvements made under Toyota Lean 6 Sigma.

    • Wyakin Wyakin

      6. The 1” inch drill bit the Yakuza team was using went dull while manufacturing the tanks, and did not bother to run down to the local hardware store to buy another because they knew it was abandoned and it was too much bother anyway. Oh yes, sorry not the Yakuza, it was the Americans whose drill bit was dulled.

      7. I poured a liquid into a vat. It seems to be leaking from the lid. Built like proverbial Fort Knox, unlike tanks engineered by reasonable people, which drain from the lowest point at the bottom of the tank, we innovatively made tanks to drain from the lid. Excellent product where containment is not the goal, but harmless dilution may increase retained earnings.

      • We Not They Finally

        Doubt that your 1. would work. No one can remove anything to "blend" with anything, and besides, it's not simple hydrogen, it's tritium[?]

        • Shaker1

          WTNF, I looked over the power point linked in simplyinfo. It's a PDF. Anyway, on page 2 this is what's stated:

          "After storage of  HIC, gradually slurry components settling in the HIC while being allowed to stand. Parallel Gas components such as hydrogen water occurs been radiolysis by radiation Te generation…"

          Te, huh?

          Personally, parent nuclides are not something to which I've paid attention. I took a quick look at a chart, and it seems that while most half-lives are short Te's parents are just about all idoine, xenon, and antimony. Maybe someone more interested radionuclide ancestors and progeny has some thoughts?

        • Wyakin Wyakin

          WTNF-A kernel of sarcasm in a bucket of nuclearist aspirations may never generate one watt of clean energy. If source H can ignite, it can produce energy. However, numerous toxins will likely be distributed through exhaust. 3H is heavy water, not flammable. Radiolysis involves complex chemistry dependent upon the interacting atoms.

          The current interest in nontraditional methods for the generation of hydrogen has prompted a revisit of radiolytic splitting of water to produce molecular hydrogen. …reevaluation was further prompted by the current availability of large amounts of radiation sources contained in the fuel discharged from nuclear reactors. Spent fuel is usually stored in water pools, awaiting permanent disposal or reprocessing. The yield of hydrogen resulting from the irradiation of water with β and γ radiation is low (G-values = <1 molecule per 100 electronvolts of absorbed energy) but this is largely due to the rapid reassociation of the species arising during the initial radiolysis. If impurities are present or if physical conditions are created that prevent the establishment of a chemical equilibrium, the net production of hydrogen can be greatly enhanced.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiolysis

          Impure water(sea water, runoff) create significant conditions under which chemical equilibrium cannot be achieved. This was also likely true of the common SPF until reverse osmosis removed NACL H2O introduced from seawater to assemblies, to insignificant levels.

          • Wyakin Wyakin

            Sorry, correction. I orignally responded thinking you were referring D not 3H. Yes, radioactive, but still could be used as a radioactive energy source.

            • Wyakin Wyakin

              No time earlier to correct original 2:07 AM typo: "D2O" (Not "3H") is heavy water, not flammable. In gaseous state 3H is both flammable (& radioactive).

  • The Giant - Humbled The Giant - Humbled

    Sigh! Now, I'm a "nutter" apparently. Yesterday we had a little community protection protest regarding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council's decision to allow two companies to export water from the local aquifer to china and sell it there. Eighteen years ago a report said that 600,000 tons were being used and that once another 2% was being used, the aquifer would start to deplete – taking thousands of years to recover – the current usage is 1,600,000 tons a year. hmmmm The exporters with take thousands of liters per year for bottles and tens of thousands of liters in large containers. hmmmm. John Key says no one owns water – but his cronies will make millions from the sales of these resources. My sign said – on one side: N.Z. Green not Greed and Hawke's Bay not China's Desert and on the other side: You Want Water? Get it from Fukushima. It's Already Hot!!!! Got that onto the paper. Later a man said, don't show the Fukushima stuff – the Japanese gov't shut that down years ago, You'll look like a "nutter," and so will we. Later over coffee, I explained the difference between shutdown and meltdown. Left a table of people sitting in open mouthed amazement – that they hadn't been told. (Sigh!)

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Maybe it is a mistake comparing Fukushima to Chernobyl. How many times worse is this than Three mile Island. How many times worse than TMI? maybe a million? A billion?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Those people might wake up. If Fuku is "shut down," then God double down help us if Tepco ever "decommissions" a nuclear power plant. What would THAT look like?

    • rogerthat

      hi, don't give up. a lot of people think new zealand will be the last refuge.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        Too late for that. The radiated ocean is already circling the island.

        The tips of South America and South Africa will be the last places of refuge.

        Simple a matter of distance.

      • 4Yahshua

        5~24~5997 (out of 6000) America's Memorial Day in this
        "Doomsday Apocalypse". Last Evil Days of "Manmean".
        Yahshua Son of Yahweh Returns VERY SOON! Pray NOW to be SAVED and SEALED in THEM. Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah! Hebrew: "Praise ye Yah!"

        New Zealand IS a refuge for those who still desire grass fed lamb (DELICIOUS!),cheese, and Manuka honey (first aid healing in a jar!)

        ETERNAL SURVIVAL BLESSINGS!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Danger of Hydrogen Explosion/Fukushima
    Published on May 23, 2015
    “UPDATE. Nuclear official warns of explosions at Fukushima plant — Gases accumulating in sediment underneath highly contaminated water — Spark caused by static electricity could ignite hydrogen blast.
    http://enenews.com/official-warns-explosion-fukushima-plant-gases-accumulated-sediment-highly-contaminated-water-spark-caused-static-electricity-could-ignite-blast
    SPACE, SOLAR AND QUAKE LINKS @ http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnZzwAOO7J4

  • Sickputer

    Talking apples and oranges about "tanks" at Fukushima NPP. The original "tanks" are the huge lousy built non-welded bolt together oil-field type tanks made offsite in Japan to store run off feed and bleed water from the units (probably another 99% flowed unimpeded to the sea, but hey who's counting? 🙂

    Those big tanks hold hundreds of thousand of tons of radioactive water and the whole idea was to assure the public that toxic water was not flowing into the eastern waters of Japan. Big lie but they clung to it for years.

    Then they hired Kurion in America which had like 10 employees at first to build a hose and filter system to remove cesium (2 isotopes from the 1946 dangerous ones being created daily at the wrecked plant). The filtered waste went into the much smaller canister "tanks" and these are radioactive hot time bombs. Then they decided to filter for the forgotten and verboten stepchild strontium-90 and made more of the smaller canister tanks. Even hotter shit. The filtering involved treating the water from the big 1300 tanks and concentrated those handful of radioactive isotopes into the Jurion canisters. I seriously doubt any were built in America without vent holes. If there is one thing American nucleoapes know how to do is vent off radioactive steam on a daily basis in their Dr. Frankenstein plants.

    I guess the Tepco goons release water from the "filtered" big tanks into the ocean and then fill them back from Units 1-4.

    • bo bo

      Thanks for the detailed timeline of the tanks SP

      From the dumpster- Happy11311 tweet from a few months ago 'it's so nice now how the tanks arrive by ship pre-assembled , we just plop it on land now, no labor'

      Not sure if those are the Kurion canisters from US he's talking about but just for reference

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      You bring up a good point of no vent holes SP.
      There is obviously a hole to fill it.

      And, if it is 'leak proof/airtight', then it cannot fill very well without a vent. At least in my alt reality world.

      And since these 'tanks' are only 6 feet high x 5 feet wide, and about 275gallons, no one has noticed a problem? Setting them up, plumbing them, filling them, checking them,,,,,,oh, and stirring them hahahahaha.

      Hundreds and hundreds of them???? These guys should sell used cars

    • Shaker1

      "Talking apples and oranges about "tanks" at Fukushima NPP.

      You're right, SP. The first commenters seemed to assume because the words used in the post are 'tands admin put the gunderson link at the bottom of the post. People are familiar with that so because the link was there just assumed those were the 'tanks'.

      I posted the simplyinfo link very early because it seemed to discussion be headed that direction and I wanted to show the difference.

      Either way, though, this problem with the vents just needs to be addressed. According to their powerpoint cited by simplyinfo, they've been aware of it since last year, but had to study it until now while it appears the conclusion of what the mechanism is was guessed very early? Typical of everything here. They need to just get at it. They were planning on venting those gasses to atmosphere anyway, so don't wait over 9 months to begin to correct an original mistake. Put in the vents. All the others have them. Putting the fix off jeapordized all the containers. Just damned stupid.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    OT

    What if the "technology doesn't exist yet" technology (to fix nuclear meltdowns/store waste) is expected to be found by traversing a time portal opened by CERN in September?

    What if they do open a portal to a future world that has been destroyed by nuclear radiation?

    Will they make the portal the replacement for WIPP, AND WORLDWIDE nuclear waste disposal?

    I would not be surprised. AFTER ALL, IT'S ONLY THE FUTURE

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      …The present goes forward, people load the portal until the present catches up to the future, and it only sends the waste off to TOMORROW.

      Load it in boys! Tomorrow is doomsday, but today we party like there is no tomorrow!

      Why could the portal only open up to ONE future day? Who knows. Who programmed the boot sector?

      • We Not They Finally

        Great script for the old "The Outer Limits." Yet they do toy around with just shooting the nuclear waste out into space. Steven Greer, who researches and collects UFO testimonies, says that the aliens out there have already quarantined Earth as dangerous to the whole solar environment. I have nothing to go by first-hand, but would not be surprised.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Might I ask, once the atomic barrier is opened and our sense of time supposedly changed ..how will it present itself.
      Like walking onto a movie set?
      A stagnant future ..to be walked into?

      Montezuma's palace?
      At what point does Human enter the future?
      Or are we just going to try and take a peak from the newly installed portal ..and finish destroying the planet?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      OT

      There's a lot of doom in Disney's new movie, "Tomorrowland."

      The message of the movie is clear: "They" are looking for the people who have not given up.

      A bit vague, isn't it? Given up on what?

      So what's your verdict, people? Is Obama a dreamer? He hasn't given up on nuclear power, he's building more plants. Thumbs up.

      As for people, whales, dolphins, sea lions, elk, and all that environmental shit, he's no pussy. No, Obama says, "Fuck 'em." We don't need no stinking animals, plants, or people at all. People? Corporations are people, too. Robotic workers with robotic book keepers sounds green to me.

      Robots failed at Fukushima. Containment failed at Fukushima. You better re-define people, or there won't be any left. Who's your favorite "corporate person?" I haven't seen them on People Magazine, nor on Oprah, or American Idol. They must pretty sucky people

      • Disneyland Promotes Nuclear Power, Partnered With General Dynamics And ABC, Via Our Friend The Atom Propaganda TV Show And Nuclear Sub Ride
        http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/10/disneyland-sold-public-on-nuclear-power.html

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          THE SKILL OF LYING, THE ART OF DECEIT

          The Disney Bloodline

          http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/the_disney_bloodlinept1.htm

          "Be Wise As Serpents"

          DECEPTION DIMINISHES POWER

          Knowledge is power, and lies diminish the knowledge of deceived dupes, and therefore diminishes the power of the deceived. Deception obscures the alternatives that people have. It also clouds up various objectives people would work toward. Some people give up certain objectives due to their mis-perceptions that the objective is undesirable or unattainable."

          This author’s informed opinion is that essentially all (about 98% of the people leading the opposition to the NWO are double agents), and no less than 50% of the therapists are double-agents.

          Excellent description of the agents involved.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            Oops..in parenthesis

            " This author’s informed opinion is that essentially all (about 98% of the people leading the opposition to the NWO are double agents), and no less than 50% of the therapists are double-agents."

            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              ..Interject fascism in the place of NWO.
              How's it going?

              • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                Like this:

                'Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad'

                "And while speculation was rife that just like the CIA-funded al Qaeda had been used as a facade by the US to achieve its own geopolitical and national interests over the past two decades, so ISIS was nothing more than al Qaeda 2.0, there was no actual evidence of just this.

                That may all have changed now when a declassified secret US government document obtained by the public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad."

                http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-23/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-tool-overthrow-syrias-president-assad

                The NWO at work.

                • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                  In quotations, rather.
                  Thank you for this, Time Is Short.

                  The CIA.
                  Do we have to go out slimy like a fungus?

                  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                    So what are they trying to say?
                    The masses don't wave the flag enough?

                    U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided
                    May 24 2015

                    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-military-and-civilians-are-increasingly-divided/ar-BBkaN9f

                    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                      It does get worse:

                      "It's A Coup D'Etat," David Stockman Warns "Central Banks Are Out Of Control"

                      "We're all about to be taken to the woodshed, warns David Stockman in this excellent interview. The huge wealth disparity is "not because of some flaw in capitalism, or Reagan tax cuts, or even the greed of Wall Street; the problem is central banks that are out of control." Simply put, they have "syphoned financial resources into pure gambling" and the people that own the stocks and bonds get the huge financial windfall. "The 10% at the top own 85% of the financial assets," and thus, thanks to the unleashing of almost limitless money-printing, which has created a massive worldwide financial inflation, "the central banks have created and exaggerated the wealth gap." Stockman concludes, rather ominously, "it's a coup d'etat, the central banks have taken over – unconstitutional domination of the entire economy."

                      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-24/central-banks-are-out-control-david-stockman-warns-syphoning-financial-resources-pur

                      The US military exists to protect the central bank owners. Nothing more, nothing less.

                    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                      'Paul Craig Roberts: "Our Soldiers Died For The Profits Of The Bankers"'

                      "Neoliberal Globalization is now looting its own constituent parts and the planet itself. Americans, Greeks, Irish, British, Italians, Ukrainians, Iraqis, Libyans, Argentinians, the Spanish and Portuguese are being looted of their savings, pensions, social services, and job opportunities, and the planet is being turned into a wasteland by capitalists sucking the last penny out of the environment."

                      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-24/paul-craig-roberts-our-soldiers-died-profits-bankers

                    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                      From 'War Is A Racket':

                      "Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few — the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

                      And what is this bill?

                      This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations."

                      – Major General Smedley Butler, 1935

                      http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Time is relative. The time in which we see it takes the elements to work and Human time.
    Human's want to sit at the grown up table?
    Looks like we are going to..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    CERN, Higgs, Dr. Salam and the existence of our Universe…by Dr. Mansoora Shamim at CERN
    July 17 2015

    http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2012/07/countries/switzerland/cern-higgs-dr-salam-and-the-existense-of-our-universe-by-dr-mansoora-shamim-at-cern

    We need proof of the existence of the Universe ..gee.
    People of this faith have their own prophecy about this matter.

    Jinn.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Typo.
    July 17 2012

  • 😐

    When Nuclear Power Plants EXPLODE and radioactive contamination is released the contamination can no longer be maintained or contained. Sooner or later it will find a pathway and spread.

    At some point, the tanks will fail or there will not be enough tanks. One does not need to be an 'expert' in order to see the futility of 'cleaning up' Nuclear Plant Meltdowns.

    • When those tanks leak either from the top, middle or bottom, who is sent in to 'clean up'?

      Or do they even bother cleaning up?

      Where does all of this leaking highly radioactive stuff go after it leaks out, especially when it is raining like cats and dogs?

      • We Not They Finally

        Hate the word "leak" in the first place. It should be "release." "Leak" just implies tiny. Probably that's why they starting using that word in the first place.

  • Solar Victory Lap

    I had a small part in breaking the solar deadlock in Hawaii, and then getting the Legislature to pass a bill requiring 100% renewable energy.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/05/solar-victory-proud-to-be-part-of-it.html

  • A sea lion pup that was released earlier this year after being nursed back to health was found wandering on a San Francisco sidewalk Thursday and was captured by marine rescuers.
    Video from the Marine Mammal Center in nearby Sausalito shows the male sea lion, nicknamed Rubbish, hiding under a car……..

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/05/shark-attacks-and-deaths-in-hawaii.html

  • from a distance from a distance

    More nuclear insanity –>

    "Energy industry eyes 100-year life cycle for nuclear plants"

    http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/energy/2015/05/industry-eyes-100-year-life-cycle-for-nuclear.html?ana=twt

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Tragic.

      OTOH, they'll make trillions of dollars off the ratepayers for the work performed, rather than almost nothing if they are shut down. There's no profits in decommissioning because there isn't the technology to dismantle the old NPP's, so what do they do to keep the profit train running.

      They're in terrible financial trouble:

      "In November, the 87 percent state-owned group issued a third profit warning in four months and dropped its 2015-16 financial targets, blaming delays to a Finnish reactor, the slow restart of Japan's reactors and a lacklustre nuclear market globally.

      Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Areva's debt to junk status following the warning."

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/08/areva-moves-idUSL6N0UN1PI20150108

      Even Wall Street doesn't see value in nuclear power, and that says a lot. Now that Areva is rated 'junk status', when the next crash hits, the company will be worthless.

      Until .gov takes over and forces their services down our throats…

    • bowling

      they are in a minority, they are not economically viable. they are destroying the earth very quickly and have the potential to make the earth devoid of life permanently. art robinson blew a gasket when linus pauling fired him . many in the nuclear industry do not believe in nuclear tchnology anymore. we have to keep writing the nrc and our congressman. i went with a group to yucca flats in the 80s to do nonviolent intervention to stop wastes being put there. with the work of several groups and people and many groups going there the dump was stopped. a daily kos article from 2012 showed a poll where 57 to 60 percent are antinuclear and i am sure if you asked the right questions it eill be more. stop being paranoid about the govt might get for bein anitnuclear.they dont give a crud about anything anymore and are just gonna let things collapse into oblivion if people do nothing. we have to.get rid of nukes at least before they lose their grasp completely

  • Totally gratuitous Memorial Day Fun POST

    These are my dogs, taken yesterday.

    The top picture is the "Top Dog" he is the super Alpha, even when getting together with other shepherd owners and their dogs, or at training events, he is instantly noticed by all other dogs as being the Alpha.

    What would the average "bad guy" think when faced with this? We call him Banchan (cute guard dog)

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-sheep-dogs.html

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    Tepco has a well established history of both front loading actions with shitastic lies AND crowd sourcing for answers when(another)anomalous event occurs.

    If they are telling the truth about "…stirring…and…water level going down…)then something odd is going on, and they are trying on the DL to figure it out.

    If the containers were over pressurizing and leaking from gas build up , one would think simply removing the lid ( wouldn't want to be the guy doing that job )would solve the problem. If not what mechanism is able to displace AND pressurize water that is easily released by "stirring".

    hydrogen is readily produced in heating of sediments ( if your water heater bubbles those bubbles are hydrogen in the sediment ), but that water couldn't contain enough sediment, and it wouldn't pressurize the water like a carbonated soda…

    I would say that the first place to look is either bacteria or direct chemical breakdown of the Polyethylene (c2h4)from radiation creating thermo or mimicking photo-oxidation.

    One of the byproducts of polyethelene thermo or photo -oxidation IS carboxylic acid…which would stay in solution until stirred.

    tl;dr: the good news no imminent boob, the bad news radioactive soda in melting cups

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    oops meant boom, hehe,

    • Silverlok Silverlok

      I think a simple test for this would be the presence of a higher x-ray count out side the plastic containers ( assuming Bremsstrahlung radiation is the cause of the photo-oxidation )

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Hi Everyone, I hope this message finds you all doing well. Sadly though, I know firsthand that that cannot be the case. Of course gases containing various blends of Shitium tainted gases! Moreover, it's a given that if there's a safe method of storing radioactive waste it has or would likely be ignored as I'm sure it would be too expensive for the Poison Pushers to consider the people who WILL or HAVE sat in the Chemo Chair, it's all fucked now speaking personally and I must sadly concede to total loss on every level for everyone else now as well, just on varying timeframes or should I say-according to the exposure to cancer latency periods & types of cancer, aggressiveness of the individual cases. For me (my wife, life & time), Something major happening with my Sandy now. I have been sick too and she doesn't leave bed, it's "Depends" now and/or in bed. I have to keep her moving around more now & clean her up to prevent bedsores, she can't even get out of the car when I do manage to get her out of the bed and anxiety-triggered seizures are part of every outing & often include my getting bitten, punched in the face, kicked or trying to keep my finger on the ower door lock to keep anyone from jumping out-anywhere & even from the moving vehicle. This psychotic shit and her physical atrophy began & became what it is today AFTER CHEMO[?!] "THIS" is what you get from NPP "venting", "normal,harmless releases during operations and of course- 311/FUKUSHIMA!SICK OF IT…

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      I don't get much chance to get out here anymore and probably wont at some point over the coming weeks or month or 2. I been thinking about everyone here often though. I also wonder how many of you are going down hard along this same timelines & environmental & circumstantial variables. I hope anyone else sick & afflicted is better prepared than we were when fucking cancer and hospital shit became our whole fucking life!! Sorry about the rant, but I say what's on my mind and tell it like it is and my mind's all fucked up…sorry,,love you guys! take care

      • @Jonny. Take care of DiD for me lol.

        To be honest I don't think I am worthy of his blessing; I don't think this world has nor will ever accept me for the me I was and am;

        I tried very hard to push forward.
        Despite my attempts I am now under the impression that life will always be this demanding; and that in the end its better to know when to throw in the towel, than to continue embarking against a war that will never be won; So for my comrades. DID, I surrender.

        Our victories were there, and real; But I cannot in good conscious accept the responsibility to carry myself forward from now on; I will die in debt, and I doubt anyone will visit me at my funeral.
        This is good bye for good friends;
        Celebrate my memory.
        TG Final Post 5/24/15

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          I'm in debt, too! 40 grand + in student loan debt. Riding a bicycle now. < 10 dollars an hour job. God Bless you.

          • unincredulous unincredulous

            I'm getting info on baking soda and maple syrup, liposomal vitamin C treatments for a neighbor who says she can't handle anymore chemo for her cancer. I hardly know her, I doubt she would come to my funeral, but that really doesn't matter. I don't want to be famous. But it does suck not being accepted. My neighbor is lesbian. I don't think it's right, but that's not my business. I don't want to hang out with them, but I want her to live, and everybody else, too. It can suck bad. I never got a job with my college degree. Some artist, huh. No one calls me, but I spend money on a phone. Kind of like the quiet but DAMN! Anyway I communicate and learn more here than anywhere else. How pathetic is that.

            So what my teeth are falling out? Maybe it's the end of the world, but it's not like I expected it to be, it just seems a bit odd. I don't have a artist support group, or many friends but I have one. Ain't that enough? And don't even talk about women…my mom says I'm good looking. I know better. I Photoshopped my head onto a SUPERMAN image. That's how you know. I look pretty ugly on that shiny blue, red and yella uniform. Fuck it, can't have everything. Got baking soda knowledge! Give it away, bit 'o joy, in a dying world. (sigh)

          • Yea, that is the new present that just about everyone has.. a load of student debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy or anyplace else..

            Kind of like debtslaves… forever in debt and workin for the MAN..

        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          Tacoma.. :{{{ you could have made that post perfectly without mentioning me.

          THANKS !

        • I know i don't post too much. I work outside the forum. But worry not Tacomagrove i can pull up the slack. This path can get pretty knarly and don't feel like the work you have done id wasted. I am sure the whole is able to haul the water to the thirsty.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          You're a valuable contributor here, TG. Don't give in to them, fight this until we have no fight left.

          And if you're out of fight, God bless, and safe journey. You will be remembered here. A warrior till the end.

        • PlowboyGrownUp

          Tacoma, you don't have to look far to see someone in worse shape. Remember this from your site? "Eyes on the horizon. chin up, no worries, No regrets…"

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Tacoma you are on the greatest ride that ever was, life, and there is no reason to ever leave early.

          Give money no time or thought since debt is an illusion.

          Forget about it and live a simple life! 🙂

          These are very exciting times to be alive!

          You are making a difference! 🙂

        • GOM GOM

          Tacoma

          You will never be forgotten. Your memory is here, with all of us, living forever.
          The following video is for you. Those warriors? Those legions? That is us, if only by speech, for now..
          And if you never see this, I can only hope that that many will watch in your honor. And for all of ENE.

          http://www.m.youtube.com/watch?v=QPNY8NAVPBE
          video at top of screen

          • GOM GOM

            Video link works fine from my phone but if it doesnt, will someone find the Josh Groban 'Troy' vid 'Remember Me' and place it here it is very important to me.

              • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                This last message came in my box while i was writing a long mail to him, it was already 2 hours old when i saw it..now 13 hours ago.. i quickly sended a few more , but he no longer responded…
                now i'm guilty as fuck..for not recognising the emergency and responding in time the previous day's..
                I was to busy with myself..and he was to depended on me..i had my shield's up because i gave so much but he needed more..i got him out of dept , a car and a job..4 day's ago he was happy.. 🙁

                ""Forgive me.
                in any other life, I'd have never asked for your help;

                For the last 19 years straight, "I have been" and "am being" tortured, and I cant mentally accept this to continue, certainly at the expense of those around me; Whom I do love, and care for. (which includes you DID). To be honest you are a special case, and I'd never been so thankful and regretful to have known any person on this planet as such as yourself. I regret meeting you because If I were anyone else on the planet. Your meeting me would have been a pleasure; I do regret who I am today, and so that person must end, so that life can move forward.
                You cannot keep pushing forward my execution, so I will accept it now today, like a man.

                Keep your chin up chris, eyes on the horizon. No worries and no regrets. And Its truly been a remarkable thing having known your compassion. I have many things to take care of; So I will keep this short. I know you always hated the long emails anyways.
                With all my love…

                • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                  With all my love and regrets
                  TG

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                  DID, please don't feel guilty. You helped Tacoma more than anyone.

                  I think it was Fukushima and all the hot particles that caused this tragedy.

                  It was Tacoma who helped me to see early in 2011 that Fukushima is an ELE.

                  God bless you.

                  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                    Thank You anne , he just responded , so he's not dead yet..
                    We take it from here..see how it goes..but every bit of help getting him back on his feet is appreciated..

                    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

                      Btw anne, i was glad you did not break your hip , in the first place for you..i know it would be bad news..my granny died indeed from it , she was older then you but nevertheless..

                      But also because i could no longer offer any help..

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      TY, DID. I have a plum tree to plant today and some Douglas fir seedlings. I always plant on Memorial Day. It is a hope and vision for the future.

        • freebywill

          @Tacomagroove – find your strength, seize it, command it, it is deep inside you, maybe deeper than you've ever gone before.

          I am. I think. I will.

          My hands . . . My spirit . . . My sky . . . My forest . . . This earth of mine. . . .
          What must I say besides? These are the words. This is the answer.

          I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms.
          This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest.
          I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning.
          I wished to find a warrant for being. I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

          It is my eyes which see, and the sight of my eyes grants beauty to the earth.
          It is my ears which hear, and the hearing of my ears gives its song to the world.
          It is my mind which thinks, and the judgement of my mind is the only searchlight that can find the truth.
          It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect.

          Many words have been granted me, and some are wise, and some are false, but only three are holy: "I will it!"

          Anthem by Ayn Rand | http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1250/1250-h/1250-h.htm

          I'm so tired but I can't sleep
          standing on the edge of something much too deep

          funny how we feel so much we cannot say a word
          we are screaming inside but we cannot be heard

          5 mins | SARAH MCLACHLAN – I Will Remember You | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FacDkraAvlI

          • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

            Quoting ayn rand to sing over a suicide induced by financial stress ? That's disgusting..

            Tacoma hated how his society reduces people to how succesfull they are finacially bling blinging..and has no mercy for those strugling..it killed him..your vile ayn rand is amongst those responsible..

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          Is there anyone checking on Tacoma? Doesn't he/she have a kid?

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi Johnny Blade

      I'm sick of it also. All these Nuclear Plants leak, Poisoning the World and Changing People's Lives'. They don't care that they are playing dangerous games for a profit.

      I wish you and the rest of us were never contaminated by these continual human made Nuclear poisons.

      Thoughts and Prayers to You and to Everyone

    • Silverlok Silverlok

      I think you misunderstand. Putting radioactive waste in plastic containers was incredibly stupid to begin with, but cheap, desperate, dishonest Tepco is now trying to see ( as they have consistently since day one );

      A)will anyone in alternative media un over that plastic deteriorates 10 to 100 times faster with radioactive waste in it?

      B) can we still float a bullshit "leaking…hydrogen…no vents…because: Murica " story, and get away with it anyway?

      In the past when Tepco has floated one of these 'stink fish stories, it is an inadvertant admission that another totally avoidable man made ecological disaster is about to be release at fuku daiichi.

      tepco has also proven that they couldn't care less about the ecology damage, and are as always, more worried about what the public knows or can figure out.

      At a guess I would bet a dollar against a doughnut that one or more ofthe corium masses has had a sharp uptick in cooling needs and has pushed the disastrous waste storage/ cooling system arrangementpast it's breaking point and tepco would like to shift the blame.

      Also, every single one of those plastic tanks will fail,it' basic chemistry.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Well, the TPP PASSED. Saw it on a Kevin Blanch video. He says we're fucked.

    From what I've seen of corporate shenanigans, I'm afraid that:Maybe it will be against law for citizen's states or governments to complain about toxic food, because it impedes Commerce."

    Stock up on anal chastity belts…

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      The authority to fast-track trade agremments, like the TPP, has been granted the President by the Senate (in violation of the US Constitution and the separation of powers). It still has to pass in the House.

      Now, apparently, in addition to the 'secret ingredients' within the TPP itself, there are now amendments being added, for a variety of things – not good for us – that will also be secret. Unlike Obamacare, which was published after it was voted on, the details of the TPP will remain secret until they see fit to tell us.

      The question is, what other countries will sign on to the TPP? As far as I can see, China and Russia are dead set against the TPP, and if a country wants to join with the new rising Eastern empire, they won't sign the TPP.

      IMO, the TPP is the last gasp of a dying Western empire, and is more designed to generate suffering for the few member countries that will sign it – countries that have no future with the new rising East. Take the guns, force GMO foods down our throats, strip the jobs from the locals, and brutal martial law for any group that doesn't like it.

      The TPP is the downhill turning point for this country, and every country that signs it.

  • Just another vulture cracking bones to extract marrow..

    TPP is going to flush America even further down the tubes..

    It may even result in ENEnews and AGRP going away

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We all know who and what is the master in this world and I think it's laying on a bed in the last picture..

    Always about and follow the money! Our world's only ruler..
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3095656/Some-fake-Versace-wearing-Willy-Wonka-wannabe-Candyman-s-infamous-photo-leading-bikini-clad-women-knees-triggers-bizarre-Instagram-war-millionaire-rival-tasteless.html

  • rogerthat

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ad1eecef2fee4363a784b36159b14b9c/official-israel-thanked-us-blocking-nuclear-document

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the U.S. for blocking a global document at the United Nations aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/trident-missile-flaw-could-cause-fires-explosions-and-radioactive-contamination-revea.1432463191

    Trident missile flaw could cause explosions and radioactive contamination, reveals whistleblower

    Rob Edwards
    Sunday 24 May 2015
    An INHERENT flaw in Trident missiles could lead to fires, explosions and widespread radioactive contamination, according to a top-secret safety manual leaked by the naval whistleblower, William McNeilly. …

  • rogerthat

    enewetak atoll:

    http://www.journalgazette.net/features/Stay-in-paradise-costs-Army-vet-6388128

    May 24, 2015 1:03 AM
    Stay in paradise costs Army vet
    Health problems fallout from nuclear cleanup

    Rosa Salter Rodriguez The Journal Gazette

    – this is long, detailed, worth reading in full

  • rogerthat

    http://www.energycareer.com.au/news/fukushima-fallout-hurts-japan-s-nuclear-view

    FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT HURTS JAPAN'S NUCLEAR VIEW
    25 May 2015

    A new survey shows the shifting view of nuclear power in Japan since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

    Two-thirds of Japanese companies want and expect a lesser role for nuclear power than the government is seeking, the Reuters survey showed.

    All 43 of the country's reactors are offline due to a tougher safety regime introduced after meltdowns, explosions and plumes of radioactivity were released by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wants nuclear energy restored back to providing 20-22 per cent of the nation's electricity by 2030.

    Abe says it will reduce Japan's heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, and could help drive the economy out of two decades of sub-par growth.

    But over two-thirds of firms in the Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted in mid-May, wanted levels of less than 20 per cent due to the strong public opposition.

    “Some nuclear power stations may resume operations, but it will be difficult to expect as many restarts as the government and utilities want,” a corporate manager at a machinery company wrote in the survey.

    Detialed analysis showed a wide variation in the expectations of big Japanese firms.

    Fourteen per cent saw nuclear power accounting for less than 10 per cent of Japan's energy mix by 2030, while around 25 per cent forecast levels of 10-14 per cent, and…

    • rogerthat

      29 per cent saw levels of 15-19 per cent.

      Analysis by the same media group last year found that about a third – two-thirds at most – of Japan's reactors will ever pass the more stringent safety checks imposed since the disaster.

      Even then they must clear other seismological, economic, logistical and political hurdles if they want to restart.

      If a third of Japan’s reactors were brought back online, they would provide nuclear energy to account for 10 per cent of the total supply.

      Government regulators have signed off on the basic safety of five reactors since last year, in tentative steps toward their re-awakening.

      Despite an average 20 per cent rise in household electricity bills from imported fuel, most public opinion polls says opposition to nuclear restarts is about twenty times higher that support.

      Residents and activists have been doing all they can to block the restart of even the five reactors that meet new safety standards.

      With the nuclear future so contentious and unclear, Japan has also moved to drive electricity prices down by opening the market to more international competition.

      But the new survey says this may not work, with two-thirds of companies not expecting deregulation to have a big impact on energy costs.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Abe is a crack smoker and he has killed his own nation and islands..growth in a nation that is in the process of dying?

  • mt1000

    on contaminated dirt –
    the NRC says it is all OK if you just mix it with normal dirt – =poof!= problem gone!
    (docs)
    http://enenews.com/forum-general-nuclear-issues-discussion-thread-2/comment-page-45#comment-670294

    • SadieDog

      "There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no reports of abnormalities at any nuclear facilities.

      But the quake is likely to reignite the debate about whether the country should use nuclear power in one of the world's most seismically active nations."

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Seismologists believed that since the 2011 quake and due to other seismic activity in the Pacific region, the likelihood is that further quake and volcanic activity is imminent in Japan, particularly along the Median Tectonic Line (MTL).

      "The MTL is the longest tectonic line in Japan. The 1000-km tectonic line runs east to west, from eastern Kyushu to southwestern Honshu, and also curves to the northeast in central Honshu.

      Multiple fault lines in Japan, including the Izu Trench which hosts a chain of more than 100 volcanoes on its seabed, have also shown signs of more activity recently, confirming Japan as the most seismically active region in the world, with an earthquake occurring every five minutes, according to the JMA."

      Japan's Kanto region rocked by quake, experts foresee more seismic activities
      5/25/2015

      http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/25/c_134268944.htm

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    While we contemplating the stirring of nuclear waste containers..(??)

    Arto Lauri..posting Kevin Blanch and Dana Durnford..

    Fukushima 4 KOE
    Jan 21 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjqWmirhva0

  • aunavoz

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp/online.aspx

    From time to time you may encounter a person who is expressing thoughts of suicide on your social media sites. If someone you know online is showing any of these warning signs, it is important that you post a message encouraging them to call the Lifeline. If you are friends with the person in real life or know where the person is, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) so that you can talk to a crisis counselor.

  • rogerthat

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201505260003

    Plaintiffs suing over Fukushima nuclear disaster form nationwide network
    May 26, 2015

    By MASAKAZU HONDA/ Staff Writer

    NIHONMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture–Ten groups of plaintiffs in lawsuits and other legal actions over the Fukushima nuclear disaster have joined forces to demand compensation and accountability from the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co.

    The groups held a liaison conference, called Hidanren (coalition of nuclear accident victims), to mark its establishment in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, on May 24. The network comprises 20,000 people.

    Ruiko Muto, who heads a group pursuing criminal responsibility of TEPCO and government officials, expressed frustration over the developments since the nation’s worst nuclear accident unfolded in March 2011 at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    She called on the groups to work together to press their demands.

    “So far, no one has been charged with criminal responsibility,” Muto said. “Few (of the affected) are receiving compensation that they agree with, and few have a clear vision of how to rebuild their lives.”

    She also said evacuees are under growing pressure to return to their homes soon amid a government campaign to label their hometowns as safe.

    The goals set by the conference include: having authorities and TEPCO offer an apology and full compensation to the victims; restore the victims’ livelihoods and…

    • rogerthat

      lifestyles; provide medical service coverage; and introduce measures to reduce radiation exposure among residents.

      The participants of the conference included a group of plaintiffs from Fukushima Prefecture who fled to Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto and Okayama and other prefectures after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami caused the nuclear disaster. They are demanding compensation.

      Also present were plaintiffs from Fukushima municipalities, including Minami-Soma, Kawamata, Iitate and Kawauchi, who are seeking compensation; a group preparing to file a lawsuit in connection with the nuclear disaster; and a group of plaintiffs calling for legal steps to deal with radiation exposure among children.

      Toyohiro Akiyama, a former TV journalist and astronaut who was involved in organic farming in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, before the nuclear disaster, said little progress has been made in terms of phasing out nuclear power generation because of a lack of imagination on the part of the public.

      “We should have a wholesale review of people’s way of life in a metropolis,” said Akiyama, 72, professor of agriculture at Kyoto University of Art & Design, who spoke as a supporter of the network.

      He was alluding to the fact that the Fukushima plant was built to transmit electricity to the Tokyo metropolitan area.

      By MASAKAZU HONDA/ Staff Writer

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Stick with flax seeds..

  • rogerthat

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/

    China warned over ‘insane’ plans for new nuclear power plants via The Guardian

    He Zuoxiu, a leading Chinese scientist, says the country is not investing enough in safety controls after lifting of post-Fukushima disaster reactor ban

    China’s plans for a rapid expansion of nuclear power plants are “insane” because the country is not investing enough in safety controls, a leading Chinese scientist has warned.

    Proposals to build plants inland, as China ends a moratorium on new generators imposed after the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, are particularly risky, the physicist He Zuoxiu said, because if there was an accident it could contaminate rivers that hundreds of millions of people rely on for water and taint groundwater supplies to vast swathes of important farmlands.

    China halted the approval of new reactors in 2011 in order to review its safety standards, but gave the go-ahead in March for two units, part of an attempt to surpass Japan’s nuclear-generating capacity by 2020 and become the world’s biggest user of nuclear power a decade later.

    Barack Obama recently announced plans to renew a nuclear cooperation deal with Beijing that would allow it to buy more US-designed reactors, and potentially pursue the technology to reprocess plutonium from spent fuel.

    […]

    “There are currently two voices on nuclear energy in China. One prioritises safety while the other prioritises development,” He [Zuoxiu] told …

    • rogerthat

      the Guardian in an interview at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

      He spoke of risks including “corruption, poor management abilities and decision-making capabilities”. He said: “They want to build 58 (gigawatts of nuclear generating capacity) by 2020 and eventually 120 to 200. This is insane.”

      He's challenge to the nuclear plans is particularly powerful because of his scientific credentials and a long history of taking a pro-government stance on controversial issues, from the 1950s destruction of Beijing’s city walls to the crackdown in the 1990s on the religious group Falun Gong.

      He would like to see China stop its expansion once the plants that have been approved or are now under construction are finished, and then gain a few decades experience of running them safely before expanding again. Almost all the country’s working reactors started up after 2000.

      […]

      One of He’s biggest concerns is the proposal to meet the aggressive expansion plans by building nuclear plants inland. Three provinces have already chosen locations for plants and started preliminary work, and several more have been proposed.

      China is short of water, and areas with enough water to cool a plant in daily operations or an emergency are densely populated. He [Zuoxiu] said: “They say they could build the plants in deserts, but the problem is there isn’t any water in the deserts.”

      If plants are built near cities and farmland, any accident would put millions of people at risk …

      • rogerthat

        from immediate fallout and long-term contamination similar to the radioactive leaks at Fukushima.

        “If they build plants in places with a lot of water, the consequences of a nuclear leakage would be extremely grave,” He said. “I wouldn’t oppose it if they can guarantee it is 100% safe, but no one can guarantee this.

        “To be honest, as I’m already 88, it won’t affect me much whether or not nuclear plants are safe. But I am concerned about the welfare of our children and think we shouldn’t just evaluate the profitability of new projects.”

        Read more at China warned over ‘insane’ plans for new nuclear power plants

  • rogerthat

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-25/karina-lester-nuclear-commission/6494142

    AUDIO 2:45
    Karina Lester from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands explains her community's concern about nuclear waste dumps.
    ABC RURAL CLINT JASPER
    YESTERDAY AT 3:05PM
    Karina Lester is concerned people living in remote communities like the APY lands won't have the same voice in the debate about South Australia's long term energy mix. She's also concerned about the likelihood of nuclear waste storage facilities being built in remote outback locations.

    • rogerthat

      http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-25/nuclear-commission-commuinity-hearings/6494060

      South Australians debate the role of nuclear fuel in the state's future
      ABC RURAL CLINT JASPER
      MON MAY 25

      South Australia is home to the country's largest deposits of uranium, and now a royal commission is investigating how the state could use the nuclear fuel source in the future.

      The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recently wrapped up a number of community consultations in the outback, regional town and metropolitan Adelaide.

      It is tasked with looking into four areas, mining and exploration, manufacturing and processing, electricity generation and waste disposal and storage.

      A number of community meetings have been run across all of South Australia's regions and in Adelaide, giving residents a chance to questions the Royal Commissioner, former South Australia governors Kevin Scarce.

      Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands communities have raised a number of issues with the Commission already.

      After a meeting at the University of Adelaide, APY lands woman Karina Lester said in addition to issues around access and inclusion in the Royal Commission process, many in remote areas of the state had serious concerns about where nuclear waste would be stored.

      "There is a good chance that you will not be putting a waste …

      • rogerthat

        dump in metropolitan Adelaide region, you will be looking north of Port Augusta, whether it is native title land or freehold land."

        The nuclear testing conducted at Maralinga in the late 1950s and early 1960s has left many aboriginal communities deeply sceptical of the industry.

        Ms Lester says the issue has already been discussed in past campaigns, and her position hasn't changed.

        "These are issues we have spoken about 10, 20 years ago, so there's a history there the state is not listening to."

        In South Australia's Riverland, 250 kilometres north east of Adelaide, aboriginal woman Cheryl Knowles echoes these concerns.

        "We're concerned about the potential of nuclear waste to contaminate the Murray River," she said. …

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