Powerful typhoon to threaten Japan early next week — Widespread adverse sea impact possible for Fukushima plant

Published: July 14th, 2011 at 8:08 am ET
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Typhoon Threat to Japan, AccuWeather by Jim Andrews, Senior Meteorologist, July 14, 2011 at 6:31 am EDT:

A powerful typhoon could strike mainland Japan early next week.

Widespread adverse rain, wind and sea impact is possible, even for site of the tsunami disaster and nuclear site. [...]

Depending upon storm intensity at landfall, winds above hurricane strength could unleash widespread destruction. [...]

[A]t the site of the March tsunami and nuclear disasters, there is the potential for heavy rain, high winds and rough seas next week.

More from AccuWeather:

  • Dramatic strengthening of Ma-on could culminate in super typhoon status while over open water.
  • Storms of the kind that Ma-on is likely to become can cause 10 to 20 inches of rain in Japan, bringing flooding and mudslides.
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50 comments to Powerful typhoon to threaten Japan early next week — Widespread adverse sea impact possible for Fukushima plant

    • Yes. And how! When I read thru the pages of enenews they look like chapters from an epic of catastrophic proportions infinitely more than natural. Man! Its from people from Japan and some parts of Europe and USA and a bit of others. So many simple living high thinking authors.
      There are poems, videos, links of URLs so gripping. I feel it so difficult now to put down enenews for a chat elsewhere! What providence! And many are scientifically unfolding pictures from tiny bits of data assiduously collected by people with the patience of a tortoise! Tell me tell me love whats the slant on UNIT FOUR? The Jackall answered Quack Quack Quake! What an unearthly mutation…


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  • Wrath of Rads

    Typhoon spins counter clock wise, and if it hits fukushima, will spread radiation across much of Japan. If a lot of rain falls trenches at daichi can overflow in a day. This will make the site inaccessible and unmanageable. Tacomagroove, I don’t believe this is a laughing matter… I am living in Japan, and have been dreading the day a typhoon hits Fukushima. The last one went off to China, the first one weakened and didn’t hit with much force – yet radiation increased at my house in central japan after the first typhoon.

    This typhoon could be a game changer, and if its not, the next one could be and so on. Life here is like walking on a tightrope, surrounded by brainwashed fools. What pisses me off the most is that the Japanese have first hand experience with generations of illness caused by Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet they are unable to comprehend the seriousness of the situation at hand… amnesia, dimentia, laziness, and brainwashed all at once. What is happening here will happen in the west – and you wont be laughing but crying – you stupid piece of shit.


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    • Whoopie Whoopie

      It’s already happened here Rad. Seriously. Our country is full of what you describe. I’m sorry for you. It’s harder than hell to wake up the masses here – too bad Japan seems that way too.


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      • Current released figures through JAIN – Japan Atomic Industrial Forum show 4,000 millisieverts per hour of radiation on June 4 was measured in Reactor No. 1 through a steam release rising from a crevice in the floor….
        Some mothers who feel they have been exposed to levels of radiation that could cause their breast milk to be compromised are also making decisions away from breast feeding their infants. Even the possibility of compromised powdered milk, used to feed infants, is being scrutinized….
        According to the Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission the total release of radioactive iodine-131 to date is now equal to 630,000 terabecquerels, a figure that has caused numerous public and private safety concerns in Japan.
        Parents along Japan’s eastern region are now facing increased worries about their children, especially the youngest members of the family….

        As the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informs, “large radiation doses to the fetus during the more sensitive stages of development, between weeks 2 and 18 of pregnancy, can cause birth defects, especially to the brain.”…
        the unborn life can be damaged and, accordingly, the small children can get cancer or leukaemia,” explains Christina Hacker, radiation expert at the Munich Environment Institute. “250 mSv is the threshold-dose for beginning radiation effects in the blood, to the unborn life it can take harm to the retardation of the brain,” …
        http://womennewsnetwork.net/2011/07/13/nuclear-radiation-mothers-japan/


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    • mungo mungo

      we are all worried for the world, not just japan


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    • I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….
      I’m Not going to blow up on this person….


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    • Don’t dread, just leave.

      Easy on Tacomagroove oh Wrathful One. We also reserve the right to laugh and joke whenever we so please – it relieves the tension and should not be misconstrued as uncaring or insensitive. (People often laugh and giggle when they’re in shock, for example).

      And, she’s not a stupid piece of shit – quite the opposite.

      I believe you must have been thinking of the nuclear industry.

      Otherwise, we’re all cool here, and you made some good comments before it.


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    • theypoisonus

      WEll , are’t we just a sweetheart!!

      YOU should be raising hell over there, not over here at the people posting on these boards!!

      Do you honestly think we aren’t concerned?? For crying out loud, we are here every day reading about this and wondering WHY the people of Japan are not OUTRAGED by the actions of TEMPCO and the Japanese Govt.

      WHY don’t YOU go out and notify people,
      WHY don’t YOU make posters and protest.
      WHY don’t YOU print out a bunch of fliers and alert the public?

      Or, even better yet, since they are all brainwashed and you arethe only one seeing this HORROR crystal clear….
      WHY DON”T YOU GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE !!!!!!!


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      • alasanon

        yes!! I’m starting to get some anger going for some of those morons in Japan!! To place so many nuclear reactors on a major fault line epitomizes STUPID beyond belief. And now they’re wrecking and contaminating the world?!!!….
        (plus, they have no backbone to stand up to it?) At least go down fighting this nuke monster with some integrity and responsibility intact!!


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        • alasanon

          They can take all that Pride and shove it. They need to get some REAL Pride in their country and allow foreign help to get the job done right ASAP!!


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        • lokay5

          The morons in Japan? Stupid beyond belief? The Japanese built reactors on a faultline?

          Did the The Unuted States Of America not build San Onofre AND Diablo Canyon ON the ocean and in a location that is KNOWN to be seismically active?

          Yeah, those dumb Japanese morons! We’re SO much smarter than they are!


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    • ItsJustMetal ItsJustMetal

      how can u stay there???


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    • This will bring polluted water, rains into the Korea’s !


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      • Typhoon Ma-on bringing heavy rain to Japan

        A large and strong typhoon is bringing torrential rain to many areas of Japan.

        The Meteorological Agency says that typhoon Ma-on is moving over the ocean south of Shikoku, western Japan as of 9 PM. It is traveling northeast at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. Shikoku and Kansai, including Wakayama and Osaka prefectures, were in the typhoon’s storm zone at that time.

        Rain clouds around the typhoon are bringing heavy rain to western and eastern Japan. In Kochi, rainfall since Sunday exceeded a record 1,100 millimeters.

        Tuesday, July 19, 2011 22:06 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_29.html


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  • odylan

    Weather at http://www.intellicast.com/ is currently projecting eye of storm to pass over KUMAMOTO, HIROSHIMA, NAGOYA, TOKYO and then head back out to PACIFIC on a ENE trajectory, so FUKUSHIMA should (or could) be spared the worst this time.


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    • radegan

      The navy photo on Accu-weather taken today shows the eye near the Northern Marianas which is on the edge of the track prediction. Better hope it turns.


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  • Fukushima is ground zero for the world over and no one can escape the fallout. My heart sits with those closest to the situation as well as those of us on the outskirts. although no laughing matter, some humor is needed to relieve this real-life scenario which is now doom after doom after doom. it is my grate hope that not far from now the People will be able to channel our righteous anger and name calling in the correct direction of our feckless “leaders” instead of aiming it at eachother.

    p.s. rc is down briefly today for site maintenance. so much thank you to all who visit and contribute. the least we can do is gather, support one another and inform as many folks as possible. http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/nnn.html


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  • maaa

    I know how to increase the awareness in Japan. Buy a super big gas mask and wear it everywhere you go in Japan.


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  • Jon_NY Jon_NY

    More good news.

    Contaminated Water Treatment System: PVC Joint Broke Off Completely in AREVA’s System, in 100 to 150 Millisieverts/Hr Environment

    http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/07/contaminated-water-treatment-system-pvc.html

    The company doesn’t know when the water treatment system can be re-started, as the repair work needs to be done in a very high radiation environment (100 to 150 millisieverts/hour) and each worker can remain there only for 1 to 2 minutes.


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  • kx kx

    I wonder if the circus tents could ever handle 200 km/h winds, guess not and guess that’s why they have delayed that…

    sad fucking world going down the bloody drain… this looking like the bad movies where the bad guys are really stupid loose in a really stupid way…


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  • shaktasna999

    So if three is still a high caution

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_03.html

    How are they preparing?


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    • Sickputer

      Yes…the Homer Simpson cartoon was apropos for the slanted article which the environmentalist author didn’t even realize he has sucked down the government reports like they owned him.

      http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/07/14/fukushima-update-nuclear-reactor-nearly-under-control/

      My favorite sentence from Jeremy:

      “That’s the origin of the “China syndrome” concept – if nothing was to stop it, it would just keep melting its way into the earth’s crust (but not all the way down to China… and certainly not if you were starting in Japan in the first place).”

      Certainly not!!! Hah! Hey Jeremy…wake up guy! I think you have been using that prescription glaucoma medicine WAY too much!


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  • WhatNow

    Thus, the nuclear nightmare continues to unfold. Although not unexpected (one could hope for a miracle) the now highly contaminated state of the water filtration system is a huge setback. Breakdowns are inevitable and the near impossible ability to make repairs will render this system to be nothing more than additional on-sight highly radioactive junk. As it stands now – what doesn’t slowly spew into the air will slowly pour into the Pacific for years and year and years. All the while the Japanese government, the US government, and the nuclear power industry will be proclaiming – “It’s not so bad.” Of course none of them will move their families or themselves to the Fukushima prefecture to back up their words with their actions.


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  • Sickputer

    http://gendai.ismedia.jp/articles/-/11957

    Use your Google Chrome for a translation on that link.

    Could use a human translator, but here is pertinent section:

     ”This was not so much from great earthquakes, even after large aftershocks can occur many months. A magnitude 9.1 earthquake in Sumatra has been a magnitude 8.6 aftershock occurred three months later. East from the earthquake magnitude was 9.0, also attacked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant when the aftershocks and the huge scale of the Tohoku region close to it, and never wonder.

     Some of the experts in Japan, “compared to the Tsunami out the many deaths and missing persons, victims of nuclear accidents are few,” but some people like that, it is too optimistic. Hanging on the exterior of the roof of the building at your fingertips, “Look look! Stable or not? From anyone, was not dead, everything is OK,” equivalent to saying that. Really be ready to explode at any second time again – it is a reality of this is the first Fukushima “


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  • Sickputer

    http://www.wakeupx.com/fukushima/news.html

    Google Chrome French translation:

    This section is dedicated to the “watchmen Fukushima,” these men and women since March 11, 2011, are on the lookout for any information concerning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Tirelessly, through various sites, forums, blogs, social networks and video, they inform the world about this incredible disaster, highly publicized in the first weeks after the accident, and then gradually forgotten as the situation is far from improvement. Later by lying, sleeping less, by abusing their computer, perfecting itself in browsing and in foreign languages, Fukushima watchmen are the lamp of the information on. Thank you to them.”

    SP: Folks…we have a new moniker and I wear it proudly! I have had many, many 20-hours days since 311. No rest for the weary and there’s plenty of time to sleep in the grave. Salute to the Enenews webmaster sponsor and the regulars who share information freely with no desire for fame or applause.


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  • Sickputer

    http://www.wakeupx.com/fukushima/news/1521-contaminated-water-treatment-system-pvc-joint-broke-off-completely-in-areva-s-system-in-100-to-150-millisieverts-hr-environment.html

    [...] Unlike the previous leaks (from the same place) where the PVC joint cracked (1st leak on July 9) and where the cast-iron joint corroded (2nd leak on July 12), TEPCO says that the PVC joint completely broke off.
    The company doesn’t know when the water treatment system can be re-started, as the repair work needs to be done in a very high radiation environment (100 to 150 millisieverts/hour) and each worker can remain there only for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Who could have known? (Any comment from AREVA engineers?)
    Well, this could be a lesson for the Japanese government who wants to push the so-called “stress test” on all nuclear power plants in Japan, assuming big earthquakes and tsunami. The pipe joints failed in three different ways: plastic cracked, cast iron corroded, and plastic broke off. If the government thinks the next nuclear disaster will happen the same way as the Fukushima accident, they may be very, very wrong.
    Just when I thought, “Maybe Murphy is taking a summer vacation away from Fukushima…”[...]

    SP:
    OK…another gem of information…the Areva system is exactly as we feared…so damn hot it will kill workers who linger trying to repair the Rube Goldberg joints and filters.


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    • Jebus Jebus

      Um, isn’t the whole point of the filters working correctly, to remove the contaminates, thereby concentrating them into one location, permitting disposal.
      You would think that Ariva injurenears would have had that figured out where it involves radiation exposure.
      Maybe it’s just my flawed thinking…

      Happy thoughts!


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    • Mark Mark

      Talking about simple connections that any qualified gas fitter or plumber should be able to do. Oh wait its Tepco and Areva reps of our trusted nuclear industry. Hey lets save some money and use cast iron and pvc instead of stainless steel. Its only nuclear waste….. Think they would have got Red Green to fix with duct tape but plane ticket from Canada too costly


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      • milk and cheese milk and cheese

        Very good post, Mark.
        I wonder, why worry about money? Are they so firmly in denial that they cannot accept that this is a worldwide crisis and, as Chief Seattle said, you can’t eat money?


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  • matina matina

    the AREVA equipment was used somewhere else, dismantled and brought to Fuku. The equipment is Italian and the instructions are ONLY in Italian and French which are difficult to understand for Japanese…!!!)*#@&**? The hoses used are Kanaflex, which are not usually used in nuclear plants because they do not have a good resistance to radiation. The hoses had punctures and more holes are expected as this hoses last only 2 years………..Its ridiculous !!!! These are no real measures but mare media stunts to pacify the masses


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    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      as I’ve said before…never blame malice for what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
      What irritates me is that after spending billions on ‘security’, the system breaks down as soon as it’s used.


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  • matina matina

    Insider information sais that the building of the circus tent is not going to involve bolts instead they will apply a Japanese technique used by carpenters for building wooden houses. How could these heavy parts be assembled high up there without leading ropes? Obviously, they use electric fans.By controlling the air stream they blow the parts into position. That’s terrific, but what about the wind? And what about Typhoons?


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  • odylan

    Storm Update: 15th July 2010.
    http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/
    ‘MA-ON’ now upgraded to CATERGORY 4 – forecast to make landfall on 19th June. The course appears unchanged.


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