Radioactive cesium levels “never seen before” at Fukushima — New record as amount in groundwater nearly doubles in 24 hours — Officials admit ‘may be new leak’ — IAEA urges ‘resumption’ of dumping contaminated water in ocean; ‘All options’ need to be on table (VIDEO)

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AFP, Feb. 13, 2014: Fukushima should eye ‘controlled discharges’ in sea: IAEA — The [IAEA] urged Japan to consider “controlled discharges” into the sea of contaminated water [...] “This would require considering all options, including the possible resumption of controlled discharges to the sea.” [...] local fishermen, neighbouring countries and environmental groups all oppose the idea. [...] radioactive groundwater [...] leaking into the ocean [is] an ongoing problem that has stoked fears about dangers posed to marine life and the food chain. [...]

Shanghai Daily, Feb. 13, 2014: TEPCO is still eyeing dumping toxic water into the Pacific Ocean as it fails to contain in makeshift storage tanks [...] a massive daily influx of water needed to cool the battered reactors, while nuclear experts believe that other methods need to be traversed before contaminating the ocean. Dumping radioactive water into the ocean is of grave concern to local fisheries cooperatives as the potential for radioactive materials to spread to marine life remains a distinct possibility [...] NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka [...] said [...] TEPCO is still utterly inept when it comes to taking accurate readings of radioactivity [...] and “lacks a basic understanding of measuring and handling radiation.”

NHK, Feb. 14, 2014: IAEA: Consider discharging contaminated water — [The IAEA] advised [Tepco] to examine all options to treat contaminated water. These include resuming controlled discharges of radioactive water into the sea. [...] [IAEA's Juan Carlos Lentijo says] the situation remains very complex [and requires] considering all options, including the possible resumption of controlled discharges to the sea.

Xinhua, Feb. 13, 2014: [TEPCO] said Thursday that samples of water tested contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility. TEPCO [is] admitting there may be a new leak at the site of a well located just 50 meters from the adjacent Pacific [...] [It] failed to locate the source of the leak, in another major failing [...]

Tepco Handout, February 13, 2014: “The highest dose among the results previously announced” — Underground water at 130,000 Bq/L of Cs-134, 137. Previous record set Feb. 12 with 76,000 Bq/L of Cs-134, 137.

From Yesterday: Update from NHK: "Record cesium level" in groundwater at Fukushima -- 30,000 times higher than nearby well sampled last week -- 50 meters from ocean (VIDEO)

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

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  • amberlight amberlight

    Well, I think we know what next month's headline will be:

    Tepco admits to never having curtailed "controlled" discharges of contaminated water into sea. "How can we resume something we never stopped doing in the first place?" ask befuddled officials between incessant bowing and apologies.


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  • WesternKyMan

    Can't say I am shocked by this revelation.


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  • rakingmuck

    This is now insane,absurd, and insulting.


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    I will probably laugh out loud the next time I drain pasta, at all the "new" leaks,


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  • rakingmuck

    When no one here can be shocked anymore, much less care or believe anything – mission will be accomplished, and the nuclear industry will have gotten away with Genocide because other than here no is listening anymore. Sickening.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    No, I refuse to accept that.

    There is no reason that it can not be piped inland and processed.

    I see many miles of open fields on the futabagun cam.

    http://stm.futabagun.jp/510.swf?rnd=1378761240993

    Saving money by turning a valve open, at the expense of the Ocean, is unacceptable.

    Money is the only barrier to pumping it inland for processing.

    This is not Japan's Ocean. This is unacceptable. No.


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    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      Jebus, I agree with you. Many here would agree with you about this, but who do we yell at or write letters to…or ? … I HATE feeling powerless. I HATE that they are killing people and animals and towns and communities…and fish and other creatures… and I hate feeling like there is nothing at all that I can do.


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      • Jebus Jebus

        I don't have an answer for that except, never give up.

        I do know this blog is heard around the world.

        Speak up. Speak out. Learn how to and what to say.

        Study. Find knowledge. Learn. Read. Listen.

        Speak gained knowledge with your heart.

        Life is counting on you to never give in.


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        • +10000000000

          It may have to get much darker, until people 'wake up' from their long, deep, slumber of denial and ignorance…

          But someday, some way, they will wake up.


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          • rakingmuck

            I virtually just said the same, and that is the time to seize the day, get off our butts, shut down the computer, get in the streets and demand accountability. Our generation let this happen on our watch. It is our duty to fight back.


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            • GQR2

              There ought to be something big on the 11th of March Rakingmuck. Candle light vigils for a start. Face to face organizing. So many operatives announce demonstrations these days. Like the truck thing, they get co-opted. Frankly too i think many are afraid now of getting hurt socially or physically. Fighting back is gonna take that form of course and we need a different form of fighting back,not sure what it is. First there is knowledge ,thats power.

              We need a team of sky writers. People to take out big ads. And all of this will just start to crack the shell of denial,from there…i don't know. I just hope people really watch the anger we all feel and not turn on any segment of society accept the culprits who must become known. This dilemma is age old ! The whole 19th century was a struggle against fascism and history seems to indicate that it rides itself out until external financial forces end it in a country. right Russia,Germany,Italy and many other countries are areas. Its making a lot us folks of sick, sick of heart that we aren't able to stop them.

              Globalization = depersonalization. i can't count the blog posts wrote, the letters written ,the phone made. Legislative galleries sat in,lobbying sessions attempted. i lost count.
              And the demonstrations attended. all for naught.


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            • We Not They Finally

              Show us what "street" to get out on! Its demoralizing to do nothing effective.


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              • GQR2

                It is demoralizing and its ok i think to admit that,how else can we replenish ourselves and conceive of the future and take the next steps. Seeing through all the false flags,shook my world view. Its reconstituting itself as i type WNTF. One of the goals of psy-ops is demoralization. Damn if it doesn't work.


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        • pure water

          "Life is counting on you to never give in" – Thank you Jebus@! I`ll rewrite this and hang it over my bed, we need to wake up with it.


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      • jec jec

        Write a letter to our new embassy lead in Japan, the former Caroline Kennedy. Since she is against environment damage…WRITE HER!


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        • ocifferdave

          After doing some Google searching on Caroline Kennedy Embassy Japan and wading through volumes of news about dolphin hunting, I finally found her address.

          http://japan.usembassy.gov/contact-us.html

          (Click to Enlarge)

          In Japan:

          1-10-5 Akasaka
          Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 JAPAN
          Phone: 03-3224-5000
          Fax: 03-3505-1862

          From the U.S.:

          Unit 9800 Box 300
          APO AP 96303-0300
          Phone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
          Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862

          Giver her 'suggestions' electronically via this form:

          http://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/info/tinfo-email.html


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          • ocifferdave

            I sent them a polite message to be careful while they are they (ie don't drink the tap water nor eat the beef, etc).

            I got a yellow page saying the following after I submitted:

            U.S. Embassy – Japan
            E-mail forwarding system
            Thank you for your message.

            Now the information you entered has been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Thank you again for your input.


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          • Homolumina Homolumina

            Super !!! Thank you so very much for your research – have been writing protest letters against the grisly inhumane annual dolphin slaughter in barbaric Japan for 30 plus years, not that it made any difference. . .


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        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          jec…Caroline Kennedy got a letter from this mother in Japan…has she come out and said anything…no she is staying silent like all the rest.

          Excerpt from Mari's letter:
          Ms. Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Japan

          "Dear Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, please protect people from radiation just like your great father did!"

          "My name is Mari Takenouchi, a journalist and a translator. As a matter of fact, I had the opportunity to translate two books, "The Enemy Within" and "Radioactive Baby Teeth" which had words of your father during the US Senate speech before the ratification of Partial Test Ban Treaty. Your father's word was so moving and I was on the verge of tears when I first read it."

          http://savekidsjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/11/dear-ambassador-caroline-kennedy-please.html


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        • We Not They Finally

          jec, I wrote letters and made phone calls in the FIRST place to try and see that Caroline Kennedy was NOT sent to Japan to be nuked at all. Obama made sure that HIS precious First Daughters were in South America during the initial plume over the U.S., and then he sends that iconic First Daughter over to Japan to die? Absolutely despicable!

          And she's not a diplomat. I think she was sent there as a "glamour choice" so the spot still looks appealing and U.S.-Japan relations stay in tact.

          If she was not well-enough informed to not plunge to her own death over there, how will she help now? I feel sorry for her, but a leader she's not.


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    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Jebus
      Mining companies pump millions of gallons uphill, long distances, to dewater pits. Some very deep and large pits.

      Again, more lies, stupidity, laziness, or all of the above.

      The only reason they have is convenience, and disrespect.


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      • jec jec

        Right on. Cesium binds with clay/earth..so pumping into pits makes sense. The only reason to dump into the ocean..its CHEAP. Which is really a second definition of TEPCO. However, if the Japanese government allows dumping into the ocean..the entire country should be flooded first. No one voted in the last major election, allowing TECPO supporting politicians to gain office. Why?


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      • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

        this issue, AirSepTech, has more to do with the volume of (sea) water being used on a daily basis. If you're look'n at hundreds-of-thousands to millions of gallons each day being used, moving such volumes against gravity can be – to say the least – technically challenging. From early on, if TEPCO the means to think ahead, they'd have been planning and constructing such infrastructure. They don't and obviously haven't. Most still don't fully comprehend the scale of this catastrophe. We're talk'n millions-of-gallons of an irradiated witches brew…EACH DAY! The logistics would be overwhelming and likely bear the same bitter fruit that every-other effort has, at Fukushima. Because, when push comes to shove, that contaminated water will still need remediation…


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        • Jebus Jebus

          If they can pump it into tanks a thousand yards away, as they say they are, they can pump it over the ridge to storage elsewhere.

          Look, there are parts they have no control over, that does not make it ok to dump what they do have control over.

          Maybe they are not even pumping it into tanks right now…


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        • AirSepTech AirSepTech

          Nothing is impossible, especially when you know how. These idiots can't remove their over educated, ego-centric, spooked out of their head from their asses. They are afraid of their own creation

          Google Barrick Goldstrike Dewatering—These guys have moved 11 million gallons a day for years, up hill. Lowered the water table 500 meters. It is being done, all over the world, by many, as we speak.

          Of course this is not the solution to all of it, just providing insight. Solutions abound, and 80% of their challenges are being used everyday to produce the resources people demand.

          The Russians got it done best they could. These guys, are losers.


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          • bf9 bf9

            Agree 100,000%. Maybe I'm delusional but my goodness I see multiple angles of attack to TRY and fix this thing. But I really don't think they care at this point/would rather "sit at the top of the economy and live a few good years before going down", why else is there not an enormous effort to do this?


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            • AirSepTech AirSepTech

              They can not accept what has happened.
              They lack the will to succeed.

              They are co-dependent on a group of their peers that have refused to believe and understand the consequences of the use of this technology.

              Failure to use common sense. trumps luck 100% of the time


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    • PhilipUpNorth

      Hear! Hear! Jebus, you are 100% correct. Dumping contaminated water is totally unacceptable.


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    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      It's always about money. As a gov't official recently stated, they won't do testing cause money is tight. I think they're going to use the official impending doom statement as one reason to confiscate everybody's savings. They have trillions to waste on never ending wars but not this? So there's a definite angle to the "money's tight" BS.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    WE all are truly feeling powerless and this is our current created reality by law.


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  • People, THEY are not trying to use radiation to reduce the size of the population.

    There are other ways to do that that do not ALSO kill THEM and THEIR children.

    Get off that conspiracy, that is wasted energy. And misdirected.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Point well taken. But I think you will concur with callous reckless disregard for human (and really all) life. Conspiracies or not, it's part of what happens when very bad people are running the world.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      people are conditioned, stock, into thinking they're privy to what others aren't. This plays perfectly into accepting that a lone individual can do nothing to turn the tide of history. The 'controllers' have gotten so good at emasculating the citizenry, they've but to sit back and laugh at our collective acquiescence. They'll feature some paid profit of doom (like the ones on Rense), to recharge our collective sense of resignation. We'll lap it up too, because it's so much easier to accept an end-of-world scenario, than it is to actively go-up against the scum who got us here…


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      • weegokiburi weegokiburi

        Simple analogy.
        Compare the chaos of any European city's street layout with NY.
        From re Rennaisance to here. Who planed it?
        A 10,000 year old reptilian perhaps?
        We need Godzilla


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      • GQR2

        Emasculating of society is a psy-op.(superfiscial macho extremes are a symptom of the energy disruption in culture) MKULTRA lives and has grown tentacles.
        Back a few yrs ago, at least 7. The daily Kos says to its readers don't protest in the street. This acquiescence is not natural or normal. We have been poisoned/literally mind controlled (s)to change our behavior en masse. Its more than just human nature.
        Something really odd is going down for many yrs now. The election lies and subsequent outrages have given a dose of learned helplessness.(as well as rage) The Corporate control of internet and all media is now a weapon used by people never seen. Notta pretty picture.

        Finding the lever to interrupt the structures is proving illusive i think.


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          just knowing their game, GQR2, aids in ending it.

          We all know we're being had, so it now becomes a matter of agreeing on an strategy to minimize their control. This is essentially why they've setup dis-info campaigns. Yes, conspiracies are real! But this constant feeding-off wing-nut theories only empowers the problem makers.

          Knowing what truly causes a problem is dependent on the what evidence can be substantiated. I ignore what can't be immediately substantiated (such as – why – there are chem-trails) and hold to the evidence (that there – are – chem-trails). Where necessary, I use weighting factors to judge how reliable a source may be when accepting third-party evidence. Reputation (credibility, as it were), bias (social leanings) and the voracity (traceable sources) of third-party 'evidence', should influence whether it's accepted into a problem solution. Just accepting 'best-fit' evidence (what we want to 'hear') undermines effective problem solving. If evidence does not support the development of a strategic solution to a problem, it's best regarded as irrelevant. But keep in mind, 'weak' evidence should not be completely ignored, as it may yet be substantiated!

          This process allows for being open minded, while remaining guarded to what's relevant to each problem. I can be wary of nuclear technologies, while avoiding every specious explanation as to why I should be cautious…


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        • We Not They Finally

          I remember turning to my husband when Bush v. Gore came down in late 2000 and saying, "Why aren't there a million people in the streets?" It felt much like the beginning of the end of protest.

          Then there was 9-11. (We lived in NY at the time.) And no plane parts and no FAA, and it was not just surreal but FALSE. The explanations had to be FALSE. Even an early poll that 40% of New Yorkers thought that it was an inside job. But then "they" just knocked off the so-called "truthers" with infiltration, ridicule and lock-outs, and even so-called "progressive" reporters were terrified to touch it for fear of their own jobs.

          Then we had hoped that "Occupy" might turn the public climate around, but that got quickly co-opted and media'ed out of existence.

          The problem is POWER, not what people think or do per se. We got our POWER shanghai'ed, and no one seems to know how to bring it back. It's amazing how many ordinary people, even not-well-educated, seem to know that something is terribly wrong, but they feel POWERLESS.

          Barrie Trower (British expert on use of microwave energies against the population) thinks it's wrongful use of actual POWER — I mean not just people not thinking, but being INCAPACITATED to do so.

          We don't know. We would still like to see a vast spiritual/- vibrational awakening — that people activate their own POWER. But how does that happen, especially large scale? Maybe first everything has to literally fall apart –…


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          • We Not They Finally

            which could be highly dangerous!!


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            • GQR2

              I watched occupy on video stream and could not believe the display of Totalitarian government. It was the Police state on display. Across the country. New Equipment,SSSS weapons no doubt. Brutality for all the world to see. Spoke to a friend,a progressive wealthy one who said, well they are on private property! The psy-op had worked.

              They never needed a damn leader the issues spoke for themselves.
              That was the generation of 20's somethings included there college kids many of them with obscene debt and no prospects through absolutely no fault of their own. Society just wants to market to them and blame them. Worse the rumblings of the purposeful sewing of resentment towards the older people.
              Mass vibrational awakening is when we all chant in unison Holy Shit!


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          • JMR

            This is one of the most profound things I have read on this whole situation. We are POWERLESS because we have allowed others to take our POWER from us in exchange for supposed "safety" "security" for material things. We have given away our power in the hopes of emulating those who have stolen our power.

            The material world means nothing if your spirit or soul is lost or sold out or powerless. So many are lost in the pursuit of material things and money, but the ironic part is that very pursuit is what gives the TPTB their power and most end up being slaves to their material possessions.

            We do need a spiritual awakening world-wide to regain our power. We should talk more about how to bring about that awakening.


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            • GQR2

              Society is changing by virtue of non participation and more and more its looking to me like a "strike" won't be necessary.

              Natural systemic collapse by virtue of huge disasters in giant swathes of the world will shutter the consumerism fast.
              Very few will be able to buy much or go to work. Many will be caring for the sick.

              Lately and this is new for me, i think the new age was/is a comfort and has created some wonderful Yoga bodies and very good moods, but the changes are too fast forces way to powerful on a grand scale. Its not effective in bringing about much constructive change.
              (i worry that our natural frequencies are so gorked that our communal vibration even if we could coordinate it,that at this point its just mental masterbation.

              Awakening to me means knowing things are changing faster than even imaginable.


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            • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

              "We are POWERLESS because we have allowed others to take our POWER from us" How and why did this happen?


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          • GQR2

            That was our coup WNTF Bvs.G and the subsequent Supreme Court decisions that have enabled complete coorporate fascist globalist agenda.


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            • We Not They Finally

              GQR2: The "lucky ones" may turn out to be those who can thrive in smaller self-sustaining communities.

              Me, I used to be a political junkie — couldn't get enough of it! Now I've NOT listened to political news for a whole year and I don't miss it and I don't feel like anything has changed.

              Don't know what "the new world" will look like. I think that maybe the Hopi Red Road Prophesies nailed it, but they're dire. Only thing hopeful there is, "our brothers from the stars returning" and that there are ways to understand "the codes in the blood" (which I guess is DNA.)

              I WANT a better life for everyone on Earth. I WANT people to be empowered. I want it. But sometimes I just want to throw my hands up in the air and cry.


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          • Homolumina Homolumina

            when 51 percent are awaken, it will have a ripple effect on the rest….


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          • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

            "We got our POWER shanghai'ed" Why and how did this happen?


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    • captvldz

      Im not entirely convinced that "THEY" don't have the technology to some how render the radiation harmless.


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      • captvldz

        Kol every one off and then use the text to render radiation harmless. Then open seed vaults and DNA arch to make everything normal again. Look at the Denver airport murals. The Nazi looking guy swinging a sword that leaves a grey gas or cloud. Dead American girl holding a bible and dead pacific sea life. Even the name of the airport i is odd.


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        • captvldz

          I meant to say kill everyone off and then use the tech. All i know is that I have a beautiful 2 year old boy and my wife is 4 months pregnant and we live in Everett Washington just north of Seattle and im afraid for my family.


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          • We Not They Finally

            capt, I hope that you are able to move. Meanwhile, filter your water well, and wash your produce off with baking soda in the water before cooking. (Very alkaline — and removes at least some radioactivity.)

            So far as anti-nuke tech is concerned, there has been stuff like the Radha Roy tech that converts dangerous isotopes into harmless ones. And his patents likely got stolen. HOWEVER, this may be way too pervasive by now for anyone's "machine" to just neutralize massive pervasive ongoing harm.


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          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            my sympathy goes to you and yours, captvldz. My only problem with your sweeping vision of doom, is that radiation fails to discriminate between the haves and have-nots. And while explaining how they'll select who lives and doesn't, such secretive strategy must remain exclusive to the inner circle, or risk being exposed for what it is: wholesale murder. And when every cop and soldier realizes that they – and their loved ones – are purposely being fed into the NWO incinerator, the response won't require our participation. Do yourself a solid and rework that theory of doom…


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          • Sir, don't be afraid, move, for sure, make it happen. If it was just you and you were say 60 or so, and "had a good life"…well you could choose otherwise, and stay.

            But in your situation, even though difficult, moving is prudent and commendable.

            There is no "magic cure" for radiation. It damages at such an elemental level, there is no cure, there are mitigating factors. Don't waste mental energy on that, the criminals that be are not using radiation to reduce population.


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            • captvldz

              I would love to leave but we are living check to check and no way out. Thank you for the baking soda tip i will be using that one from now on. I know im wrong about the conspiracy theory but i feel it in my soul that we are being plotted on in some way. I hope im wrong though for my families sake. I want to thank enenews for opening my eyes. I have been coming to this site for a year now and after learning as much as i have i think we do need to shut them all down asap and work on tech that can render radiation harmless. Wind, power nd solar are our best hope and clean battery tech to store the power of course


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              • captvldz

                I do think the Denver airport murals are strange to say the least and although most will disagree i believe it has something to do with what's happening. Same with obama care, somehow i think all this ties together.


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                • We Not They Finally

                  captvldz: Also, one of the BEST immune system protections is liposomal vitamin C. That's three (level) tablespoons (non-GMO) lecithin and one tablespoon non-buffered vitamin C to every 8 oz of filtered water. Put in blender.

                  Then run through an ultra-sonic cleaner for 6 minutes (2 3-min cycles.) You can pick up one in a hardware store, pint capacity for about $35, one time purchase.

                  Then making it regularly becomes VERY cheap and easy — just about $3 a quart. What is DOES is to raise the absorbability of vitamin C from 20% to 80-90%! Because vitamin C alone is just water-soluble and cells are surrounded by fat.

                  If you cannot get the ultrasonic cleaner, even blending the lecithin in with the vitamin C powder will help a lot.

                  Anti-oxidants (and vitamin C is one of the best) are amongst the BEST protection against ionizing radiation. And this is so simple and cost-effective. We just go to the refrigerator and keep drinking it, then make some more. (There are a lot of youtubes out there about it too.) This is one of the best cost-effective ways to help protect your family. Good luck!

                  Also check our drmarksircus.com. He's very good at empowering people against cancer at home and as economically as possible.


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                • Yep plenty of rabbit holes to run down. Denver is truly strange. Its like they have to display their efforts in order to not feel guilty about them.


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  • m a x l i

    "[IAEA's Juan Carlos Lentijo says] the situation remains very complex [and requires] considering all options, including the possible resumption of controlled discharges to the sea."

    Considering all options… Well, here's an option for you to consider: While you are busy trying to figure out how to sell this mess to the public, what about immediately shutting down all 400+ basically equal nuclear reactors worldwide??? If we don't do this, then according to Murphy's Law we will have more of those "complex situations" to deal with in the near future. A child could figure this out. Why can't you highly paid bureaucrats? (Maybe it's because you are "highly paid"?)

    It's amazing what terminologies they come up with to make it all sound cute and harmless. Maybe I should stop making my way to the rubbish bin and start throwing my waste simply out of the window. When the neighbours dare to raise an eyebrow, I will show my serious-expert face and respond: "Don't worry! It's a controlled discharge."


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    • We Not They Finally

      maxli, I like your option. They have no honest interest in fixing anything at all if they don't go for shutting them ALL down. Is this just an embarrassment for them? Inconvenient? Better luck next time? It's disgusting.


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  • I am become death, destroyer of worlds Here is a short clip of Oppenheimer and his famous quote above. A reader has suggested the the strange head twist (at 14 seconds in) as he begins his statement of I am Become Death is actually the devil entering his body. It sure is odd. And look at his face, the stress, the introspection, the resignment.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/01/oppenheimer-and-trinity-nuclear-bomb.html


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  • bozzy54

    Set off 6 of the biggest fucking bomb you can find on the nuclear plant and start the process.


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    • We Not They Finally

      That's actually a really terrible idea. Nice for you if you felt macho saying it, but it's a TERRIBLE idea.


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    • PhilipUpNorth

      Bozzy54: Bombing Fukushima would simply not work. Take the example of the Little Boy bomb that the US used to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Wikipedia says:
      "Approximately 600 to 860 milligrams (9.3 to 13.3 grains) of matter in the bomb was converted into the energy of heat and radiation. It exploded with an energy of 16 kilotons of TNT (67 TJ)."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy
      A gram isn't a lot. The entire rest of the uranium in the bomb came down as fallout. An atomic or hydrogen bomb only "destroys" just a tiny little bit of its own uranium or plutonium when it detonates. The rest of the material is just scattered to the winds. So if they tried to destroy the FDNPP with atom bombs, they would simply scatter the contamination far and wide. It's safe to say that NONE of the nasties at Fukushima would be converted to energy in the process. Do you understand now why this is such a terrible idea, Bozzy54?


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      • bozzy54

        I said a bomb, not a nuke. Trenching will work in hindsight of the current ie;cost, people, radiation and corium.
        Removal in time, cost and water (salt) release as well as the continued contamination into the ocean, the cost of people over time and there lives.
        Particle release has happened in march 2011, the nuclear explosion in unit 3 and maybe unit 1 confirmed that.
        The time past for cementing the basement and trenches.
        Keep all the waste there, don't move, burn
        Stop the air born contamination NOW!
        The people and money needed to dismantle these reactors and that site has been lost due to inaction on tepcos part and the education of the people and there mistrust.
        The possibility of a recriticality in any reactor building is still quite possible.
        It's been three years now with very little accomplished in containment, it appears to be a fool errand to try to save this man made island.
        We can control our water, our food but we can't stop breathing.
        Rehashing topics with newly founded experts and there ideas will continue to infinity. (<then the atom)
        Since, the Brain child and there pandora revelation released, has created death concidered to be exceptible with fluctuating datas compounding each day into the future of the young and unborn. History of this industry is beyond compare to all that has past and all that we think we know. "BURY" this history as we humans know best to do and stop attempting to fool ourselves into the future of mankind.


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  • We Not They Finally

    No. Evacuate northern Japan and try to force all that contaminated water INLAND. Japan is lost anyway and they HARDLY have the right to keep poisoning the whole world.

    Japan needs to evacuate and then surrender its entire treasury to international authorities. Unfortunately, international bodies are corrupt. But getting this out of Japanese hands would be the first step. Then PROHIBITING (so far as possible) that Japan poisons the rest of the world. Flood their own land! Japan is killed off anyway. They are just awaiting the body count.


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    • bozzy54

      No. Just where will you evacuate 20 million people? You want them in your town? Who's going to feed them?
      They need to start lining up outside the plant, run in grab a piece of material and run out with it depositing into a. Casket! And/or nuke the plant now!!!!

      Water dose not run up hill


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      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        bozzy54…What about Chinese workers jumping out of windows at the Iphone factory because they are held there against their will…or how about the depleted uranium the USA is spreading everywhere…we are all connected on this planet…I believe anyone who fails to see that contributes to this ongoing disaster.

        John Donne..Meditation 17 (1572-1631)
        "Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill as that he knows not it tolls for him. And perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that.

        No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. "


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      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Personally, I get really tired of hearing innocent people in Japan getting blamed for what their irresponsible and reckless leaders and corporations are doing.


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        • GQR2

          It is their government. They are overtaken by Fascism,the world has been overtaken. victims of the murderous global cabal.
          All lives,the exquisitely beautiful land an entire culture destroyed.
          Blaming the victim is tempting but misses the mark.
          Their fate is our fate. Its only a matter of time before one the reactors here goes off in a big way that cannot be hidden.

          The same things that are said about the Japanese can be said about us and this country.


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          • Discordian

            Very good point, GQR2 and HoTaters.

            This is the crux of the problem. It is NOT the people,and never has been. It is 100% the fault of the governments, corporations, and bankers of the world, the ones who profit and who have control of others. Surely some Japanese, like some Americans, have unconsciously adopted and absorbed the false bravado of these psychopathic entities (=the psychopaths and sociopaths which comprise them)and therefore do not stand up to, challenge, or question them. But to blame those people is to blame the victim of brainwashing for the fact that he is brainwashed and programmed.

            Governments and the 'murderous global cabal" are to blame. This is why nothing has been done and nothing will be done. There will be no accountability and no effective response to this, ever, without changes to the world systems which we can't even conceive right now.

            It is a shame that good people will suffer and die for bad ones; but has it ever been different on this earth? The only difference this time is global extinction.


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            • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

              nice response Discordian…


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              • Discordian

                Thank you, Aftershock. Not very hopeful, perhaps.

                I appreciate your comments above concerning "strategies to minimize their control," though I haven't much hope in that direction, either.

                It seems to me that there are four ways of getting things done in this world: force, fraud, moral persuasion, and rational persuasion. And TPTB have a monopoly on the two most effective of those ways: force and fraud.

                Rather bleak, I suppose.


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                • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                  it's an emperor has no clothes game, Discordian. Their power is illusory and wholly dependent on our cooperation. Fact is, while they've everything to gain from nuclear technologies, notice how ineffective their response's been to Fukushima! I liken them to the school yard bully. With the right move, they're easily bumped from top of the monkey bars…


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                  • Discordian

                    True, Aftershock. Thanks for that reminder.

                    It's high time to bump them off, eh? From the figurative monkey bars, that is… :)


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                    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                      they're already falling from the heights, Discordian. That tsunami (on 311) did a lot more destruction than met the eye, at first glance. Fukushima has totally turned their world on its head. That's one of the reasons they're covering the reports. This entire 'event' has repercussions that will be resonating down through time, for the balance of human history. For all their military-police-state bluster, they are in a total panic, scrambling for answers. Most don't get the irony of this whole thing! And if it weren't for the loss of so much life (both now and in the future), I'd be celebrating Fukushima with a bottle of Scotch and a few fatties…


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            • 2ndTrumpet

              The war between good vs evil still tarries as it always has. The last book in the series talks about the cataclysmic things that are now happening; but, if one has not studied the first 65 books in the series, the last book will be hard to understand. There are many other things happening in this world in addition to this radiation event to which most people also turn a blind eye. It all culminates in the last book of the series.


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              • We Not They Finally

                Last book of WHAT series? The bible?

                And by the way, how does that HELP us? That bad things are God's will? Why would bad things be God's will?


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                • 2ndTrumpet

                  It helps many of us by having this information
                  to process in our own minds and to help us get ready for what is still going to happen (no folks, it isn't over yet). The last book gives us a road-map of events still to come. Knowing about an issue is better than guessing and relieves the pressure of anxiety. God uses the triumphs as well as the failures of mankind (such as this event) to further His will. I do hope you see it as a failure of mankind and not an act of God. Look up the 2nd Trumpet and see if it doesn't fit this event to a tee. I'm done preaching here as this site is not the proper avenue, and I don't know of another where it is permissible to do so.


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          • Homolumina Homolumina

            Agreed – there is always a victim-perpetrator dynamic, right ? The Germans deserved their Hitler, the Italians their Mussolini, the Americans their Illuminati, the Japanese their nuclear cabal puppets – I am sick and tired of hearing about the poor innocent victims and the bad boys – the populous enables and carries their leaders, no victims here, it is a dance of interrelatedness. The Aquarian Zeitgeist is about letting go of the "father-child" relationship people have with their governments and taking on responsibility – each and everyone for themselves. It is about growing up collectively and be responsible. The Japanese have to shake off their leeches and be responsible, if not, they do not deserve better – as do we.


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            • GQR2

              With respect Homoluminia its not that simple. We are interdependent,connected of course. Fact some people exploit others mercilessly. Nobody deserves the type of meanness of spirit that underlies these cool calm Armani suited shiny miscreants. We have met the enemy and it is us but there are forces operating beyond what people deserve. We deserve to have our petitions mean something. Does anyone think signing a petition matters nowadays? We deserve it,they deserve it ? No.

              We were told we had more power to effect things than perhaps ever had. The illusion of freedom works well in a Republic not so good when the world is in the grip of fascists and their useful oblivious idiots (i was one once)inculcated right into it. A good citizen indeed.


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            • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

              Here we go with the misandry.


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            • We Not They Finally

              Homolumina, while you are lecturing us about being naïve trusting children instead of macho men all with our own private arsenals (figuratively, if not literally), please consider that much of the world IS naïve trusting children! How is one even born into such a world these days? Are kids supposed to be cynical and self-protective by the age of one? Or maybe six months? And children who cannot grow up normally also morph into battered adults.

              What is it, exactly, that we "deserve"? Me, I'd be glad to go out in the street and scream if it would do any good. But that doesn't work anymore. I'm unclear what "buttons" to push here at all. So I keep my own integrity and sanity in tact, but I truly don't KNOW how to help the culture through this.


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              • Homolumina Homolumina

                Sorry, did not mean to lecture. I am wondering if it is not possible to get some spokes people on board, people whose voices are heard by the broad public. I am wondering which celebs are anti nuclear. There could be a letter written to contact them. Musicians have always been outspoken and moved a lot of public opinion, creating awareness. What I see is that "they" are organized and goal oriented, we are not. I wonder if Sting for example would be open, or contacting visionary movie film makers. It is important to define a goal – like – raising public awareness about Fukushima with the intend to shut down all nuke plants and expose the leeches and bring them to justice", then a letter needs too be formulated and then sent out to a selected bunch of possible spokes people. After a week someone needs to follow up by phone, becoming a squeaky wheel…. A committee needs to be elected to coordinate this all and so on… that is what I would suggest to do. We cannot solve this problem, we need to raise awareness on a big scale. Anybody in ?


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                • Homolumina Homolumina

                  PS: I have a friend who owns a very successful, international photo agency, and who has all those contacts of all those famous people. I will contact him – that is my promise and contribution. Anybody else who wants to help here ? I cannot write this letter for example…


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                • GQR2

                  Homolumia i deeply hope your friend can help. Lets face it anything we do towards getting the information to people does help. It will slowly change the consciousness.
                  i feel at a cross roads.
                  Gonna be completely honest here. don't even want to vote any more. never again. i was a yellow dog dem.always voted and registered people too, they made that unbelievably hard. Kennedy kid,all those ideals.
                  Right up until recently (hangs head down low i even voted x2 for our current president who is an empty morally bankrupt suit. All my life i have been in a demographic that is easily political fodder. The pundits like tweety ("oh those truthers are crazy")Mathews and all the msnbc'er are to me now as bad if not worse, as faux news. I can't stand to turn on the tv because of the food porn,car porn,over sexualization of everything historically i am no prude but its beyond over the top. the endless "selling" of what should be public health policies that need no "selling" like medicines and health insurance.
                  It might be digital pulses. Nobody has an attention span longer than a flea. i used to
                  Its so topsy turvy the shift and loss of alliances. One must conclude this has been a psy-war waged by the military and its pals. How will they exploit this, cause i am sure i am not the only one feeling this way. i am prepared as i can be,though there is always something else,like a good long term heat source.
                  i hope your friend will help. Don't be too disappointed if they…


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                  • We Not They Finally

                    Yes! We used to vote Dem like clockwork. All our lives. Then Clinton did a partial co-option, then Obama finished it off. We have good Senators and a good Congressional rep here, so we'll still vote, but totally relate to what you are saying.


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                  • Homolumina Homolumina

                    I am with you on the same page, We not, GQR2… same feelings, same experiences… desperately picking my brain… I wrote a long and daring letter to my friend with the international press photo agency just two minutes ago, I am so ready to get into action… as soon as I have an answer I will let you all know. Another friend of mine is a musician, he too has contacts that might be useful, he is the next I will write to, another friend is a journalist in Europe in the green media, so she will be next… I wish I could meet you all and hug each and everyone of you… We shall NOT be defeated !!!


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                    • GQR2

                      My friend is also completing an album with heavy influences from these issues and the feelings they raise.
                      Was at the little store in the village i live in and met an affluent kid sitting there looking very sweet,hip. smart phone back pack the works. Kid was involved with friends from the World College so these are smart tuned in people right? i gently, yes its true i can be :) prodded him to find out what his working knowledge of Fukushima might be. Zip zero nada. He did recall something happened there. So yes Consciousness raising is the first task. Homoluminia LOVE your attitude! you are living up to your handle :)
                      keep us posted about the responses. It aswsome how you went with the inspiration and energy and just did it.
                      Good on ya Light !
                      brace yourself for possible disillusionment just as a precaustion you know how it goes with this subject, Friendships have been lost.
                      then if they are positive you can be pleasantly surprised :)


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          • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

            Complacency, apathy, indifference, immorality over-took them long before anything else did. Nobody's got anyone to blame but themselves. You know what humans are like. Get a bunch of psychos together in a room long enough and you have Armageddon.


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        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Ho taters thank you
          We need to do everything possible to help these folks
          And I have no problem having them come here
          But we are toast too


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        • john dpugh

          Hotaters Thumbs plus. They are just as innocent or guilty as everyone else here.


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        • bo bo

          Ho Taters
          Thank you – I couldn't get the energy to refute this. The description of 'disposing'Japanese people into caskets, that was just beyond offensive.


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        • weegokiburi weegokiburi

          Ho taters. Bang on
          Lets not forget back in 2011 a bunch of retired engineers volunteered to go in on a suicide mission.
          The felt it was their responsibility.
          TEPCo rejected the offer. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13598607
          Critical of J gov being controling. but at the same time suggesting an old style Soviet comand solution.


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        • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

          There are no truly innocent adults. Everybody deserves everything they get, except little children or the child-like. They're the only truly innocent humans on this planet.


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          • We Not They Finally

            You just said WHAT????

            All we may wind up having left is compassion. Figure it out!

            By the way, what is your outlandish dividing line? You're innocent to the age of 18, then you are suddenly guilty? Or do the young have to be so rapidly corroded throughout childhood, that by the time they are adults, they are as callous as YOU sound?


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            • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

              When they tell their first lie; Steal their first candy bar; Hurt someone else. Essentially when they contribute their own deviancy to the whole. Then they are no longer truly innocent. Take note, I use the word TRULY. They must be taught that when they do this, they will deserve no honor, no mercy, no forgiveness. However, if they get these things, it will be because they EARNED it. Which means in some way, they redeemed themselves. Which if you care about these things, is a worthy endeavor. You do understand these concepts, yes? I've lived long enough that no matter how "innocent" a person may be, I can find a point in their life, no matter how minor or seemingly insignificant, where they DID or DIDN'T do something that now negatively effects them and ultimately others. Therefore, not TRULY innocent. To recap: young children who have not defiled themselves, will not have a such a point and are therefore truly innocent. This is life we're talking about. It's really simple, you deserve what you get, otherwise you wouldn't get it, see? Again, except little children who depend on you and haven't decided to enter the world of adult decadence. So when something happens to me, and I start feeling sorry for myself, and bitch and moan…. oh this isn't fair…. I don't deserve this… boo hoo, I look back real hard and can always find a point where I did or didn't do something I shouldn't have done – always. Call it what you want.


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        • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

          "Every country gets the government it deserves" — Joseph deMaistre
          http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_de_Maistre

          “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
          “A Republic, if you can keep it.” — Benjamin Franklin
          http://www.bartleby.com/73/1593.html


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    TRULY SAD – WITNESSING WHAT'S HAPPENING.


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  • Go Flying

    Goddamn these murderous swine!


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  • earthsmith earthsmith

    These are disturbing minds we are dealing with. The options dwindle as time meanders on its path. Tragically they never cared about any real options or solutions. Just their gross pride,egos and money. The truths must be continued to be hammered out by all of us. It is our calling that can be their awakening.


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  • GQR2

    The IAEA is one of the most corrupt irresponsible agencies on this planet. They spend their Time figuring out how to put lipstick on the unthinkable. Nuclear calamity for the entire pacific and the world. Good luck with IAEA.

    PR vs. telling people the truth. Its a criminal trying to engineer how to get people to be comfortable with ocean dumping. It is going to leak into the ocean for all eternity. It will take a global effect to at least try to remediation this. Is it their job to lie? It must be. How sickening.

    The situation is bad enough. The laziness and lying about it makes me really angry. They at the very least could form an elite committee to face the problem. What would they do if there was a bomb dropped on some city? Just tell people to smile like the Japanese gov does ?
    Its really infuriating.


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  • GQR2

    Correction. It will not "leak" for all it eternity. It will be critical and hemorrhaging, flowing into the ocean with the tides and with the waterway that runs underneath it.
    The plant is sinking into the mush very soon. It is a festering poison simmering forever. Killing and mutating forever.

    Unbelievable how stupid and unethical humans can be and then lying about it. Really. This is the best the entire world can do? How sad.

    Watch as time goes many illnesses that were formally not a danger to humans ill be. Viruses in animals that never hurt us before will in the near future.
    Last night i heard about two people with pneumonia, two youngsters one with Leukemia.
    The ground is extremely perched here with little for live stock to eat. And its almost 70 degrees here in the middle of February.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Most ENEnewsers concluded early on that in the long run, the highest threat from Fukushima going forward is the spread of contamination by water. If corium burned through the basemats in Units1-3, and nuclear debris is located in the fill and mudrock underneath the reactors, the groundwater flowing under the plant will become ery highly contaminated. This is indeed the case, with about 1,000 tonnes of groundwater per day flowing under the plant, coming into contact with underground corium, and then flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

    Obviously, Reactors1-4 need to be surrounded with an underground impermeable wall, pounded into the impermeable rock layer that marks the bottom of the aquifer.

    TEPCO had the half-assed notion that such a wall running along the harbor side would be sufficient, and that 12 wells dug behind the reactors could lower the groundwater level. But even this water, pumped inland from behind the reactors, proved to be heavily contaminated, and TEPCO abandoned the entire project. All the impermeable wall seemed to do was to backup groundwater, threatening to flood the plant.

    TEPCO needs to rethink its mistaken design for the impermeable wall, which must be redesigned to surround Units1-4, in order to block groundwater from flowing under the plant. Get to work on the impermeable wall, TEPCO. And please find the underground corium that is causing this high level of contamination. ;)


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    We may get some news soon on the missing corium. I was reading yesterday in a technical paper that TEPCO is going to run an endoscope through the Vessel Support Skirt, to see if there is corium on the floor of the containment vessel under the reactor. Sorry I don't have a link to that, but it was in a paper on the decommission. You can see the area in question on this drawing:
    http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2011/03/15/74692-ge-bwr-reactor-vessel.JPG
    It is vital for TEPCO to see that corium has left the building. This video investigation will be the first step in allowing the somewhat dense folks at TEPCO to begin to grasp the reality of the situation. Corium is in the ground, not in the containment. You do not have to cool what little corium remains inside containment with water. Just fill the containment with borated sand, and let the molten fuel splatter left by the departing corium cool for the next 500 years or so.


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    • PhilipUpNorth

      Here is the link for the plan to survey containment vessels:
      https://fdada.info/currentstatus/decommissioning-5

      "The development of a device for ascertaining the condition of fuel debris and the pedestal is being deliberated.
      The specifications of a device that can measure dose and temperature, and take photographs of the opening of the pedestal, etc., after being inserted through the penetration seals of the Unit 1 and Unit 2 containment vessels are being deliberated."

      TEPCO: Suggest you quit talking about it, and start doing the survey! Top priority at Fukushima is to find the missing cores for Reactors1-3, and perhaps 4 if the MOX fuel inside Reactor4 melted.


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    • zogerke zogerke

      PUN, here is what I don't understand: If the USA and western military contractors are all working on this, because of the MOX fuel connection, and the 'let us study this experiment of nuke meltdown'….how do they not know where the coriums are? heat signatures are distorted due to radiation levels? tools with sonar/radar whatever do not work due to radiation? i truly do not comprehend how they do not know.


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      • PhilipUpNorth

        I think the Japanese have 3D maps of the corium, zogerke. Americans and others know as well.
        I think they just don't want to make these 3D Fukushima corium maps public.
        The nuclear engineers all told us that 100% certain, nuclear reactor fuel will be contained in the containment vessel.
        Meltout is impossible.
        Well, at Fukushima, we learned that meltout IS possible.
        Because meltouts occurred again and again.
        If you have said that 100% certain, nuclear reactor fuel will be contained in the containment vessel, and it proves not to be true. That nuclear fuel can melt through the containment vessel, and can meltout of the building, doesn't this call into question all your safety engineering for all 400+ nuclear plants in the world?
        Yes, indeed it does. ;)

        Shut them all down now.
        There is no safe nuclear plant.
        There is no safe way to store nuclear spent fuel.
        Nuclear power is a bad idea, whose time has come and gone.


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      • PhilipUpNorth

        I think the Japanese have 3D maps of the corium, zogerke. Americans and others know as well.
        I think they just don't want to make these 3D Fukushima corium maps public.
        The nuclear engineers all told us that 100% certain, nuclear reactor fuel will be contained in the containment vessel.
        Meltout is impossible.
        Well, at Fukushima, we learned that meltout IS possible.
        Because meltouts occurred again and again.
        If you have said that 100% certain, nuclear reactor fuel will be contained in the containment vessel, and it proves not to be true. That nuclear fuel can melt through the containment vessel, and can meltout of the building, doesn't this call into question all your safety engineering for all 400+ nuclear plants in the world?
        Yes, indeed it does. ;)

        Shut them all down now.
        There is no safe nuclear plant.
        There is no safe way to store nuclear spent fuel.
        Nuclear power was a bad idea, whose time has come and gone.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    What to do with the water?
    Gather some double bottom tankers, or ocean going barges.
    Drain the tank farm into this floatilla.
    Anchor the ships and barges over the offshore trench.
    Bring a barge out with the filtration system.
    Filter out the contamination.
    Salinate and cool the filtered water, so that it will stay put when pumped onto the floor of the trench.

    And quit making more and more contaminated water trying to cool corium that is already in the ground! ;)


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    • GQR2

      Heaven knows they enlist tankers to s withhold oil for as long as it takes to raise the prices. They have whole refineries at sea.
      This definitely a job for the Koch Brothers and Hellaburton ;)


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      not the worst idea, PhilipUpNorth. Problem is, they're producing more effluent than available tanker capacity. Assuming a viable system's in place to do the filtering, how much time would be needed to filter these effluents while avoiding tanker overflows? And if such logistics weren't enough of a nightmare, how soon would it take them to decide to simply dump unfiltered effluents and claim otherwise? Using tankers only allows for a slight-of-hand magic show…


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      • PhilipUpNorth

        You could be right about the temptation to dump contaminated water, Aftershock.
        The filtration system probably won't get everything.
        They could rinse the filters out in the ocean.
        The filters could break down, leading to dumping contaminated water to stay on schedule.
        My assumption that the task would be handled with diligence and intregrity is probably mistaken.
        TEPCO has proven that they are incompetant, lying, shamless criminals before.
        Still probably the very best solution available.
        "Controlled releases into the ocean" is the very worst thing to do.


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    • Gasser Gasser

      @ PhilipUpNorth~~~Shit can that Tanker or Barge idea>

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigner_effect

      Its back to the drawing board time where all pencils have no boondoggle idea erasers for panic thoughts to save the entire World from the Radioactive Genie that will not kowtow to human intervention of their stupid invention pretensions to boil water for generator spinning…there I fixed for ya…now get out of the house and go out and enjoy what’s left of our once blue marble that will soon turn bloody red.


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  • Sol Man

    The option that is NOT on the table is that of a viable, beautiful planet for future generations to thrive, live, and love in.

    It is beyond the ability of mere words to describe the situation that has been foisted upon the backs of the world's innocents.


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  • Nick

    Today Tepco announced that, after careful study, the situation of Unit #3 was changed from SNAFU to FUBAR.

    Fucked Up Beyond All Repair.

    In further news, Monica Lewinski was denigrated by the next president of the United States.

    You tell me who has bigger balls now!


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  • jump-ball jump-ball

    "IAEA urges all options…be on table", yet "No resolutions may be submitted…on any subject" at next week's Vienna conference:

    "INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS' MEETING ON RADIATION PROTECTION AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ACCIDENT – PROMOTING CONFIDENCE AND UNDERSTANDING"
    Feb 17-21 Vienna IAEA Conference

    If Fuku radiation and pro-nuke lies and cover-up haven't yet made you nauseous, you will feel sick after seeing the extent of their vanilla program and the sheer number of pro-nuke paid and gagged btaniac shills speaking at this 5 day IAEA Vienna meeting focused on MINIMIZING the emerging Fuku health tragedy while at the same time promoting "CONFIDENCE AND UNDERSTANDING" amongst the world victims:

    http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/PDFplus/2014/cn224/cn224_FinalProgramme.pdf


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  • RichardPerry

    There must be radiation pouring off mountains into rivers and ground water through the plant into the seas as spring comes on or storms. Far away snow melt will shift radiation and concentrate it in low areas and rivers to the seas.


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  • RichardPerry

    TEPCO can direct the water around the plant, but will not because they want enough water flow to prevent steam or it may explode.


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  • ftlt

    This is significant news.

    Not good.


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Try looking at it this way, Richard:

    Suppose that the corium was really, really hot.
    Say about 5,000 degrees F.
    When the meltout occurred, super-hot corium lava would have burned right through the mudrock and sandstone under the plant, cutting through rock like a hot knife through butter.
    By now the corium would be many miles down.
    Even it it exploded like an underground nuclear test, we probably would only see a small earthquake, say 4-6M. No big deal.

    On the other hand, suppose that the corium was cool, heated only by the residual decay heat.
    It's just going to sit right where it is, in the ground just under the reactor building.
    In this case, the corium is going to shed highly radioactive leachate into the flowing groundwater for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years.

    Besides, the cooling water they are dumping in CANNOT cool molten nuclear fuel.
    Cooling water only cools fuel that is configured in nuclear fuel assemblies.
    This fuel is molten corium, a bus-sized blob.
    Molten corium simply crusts in the presence of either air or water.
    In the interior of the molten corium, fission keeps temperatures as hot as if there was no "cooling water" flowing over it at all.
    All TEMCO's "cooling water" does is to speed nuclear debris on their way into the Pacific Ocean.
    Faster then if TEPCO had used no "cooling water" at all.


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  • We deserve better.

    We don't get "the government we deserve", we deserve better.


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  • pkjn

    Tokyo Electric reveals record cesium level in Fukushima well
    February 14, 2014 Russia Today
    A record high level of radioactive cesium has been found in groundwater beneath the Fukushima plant.

    On February 13, Tokyo Electric reported 37,000 becquerels of cesium-134 and 93,000 becquerels of cesium-137 were detected per liter of groundwater sampled from a monitoring well earlier that day.
    Water samples were taken from the technical well, located next to the 2nd power unit, some 50 meters from the coast. These figures (the total reading of 130,000 becquerels per liter) are the highest of all the cesium measurements taken previously.

    NO exact reason for such a significant increase of radioactive cesium content in the groundwater has been given so far.
    The amount of radioactive chemicals seems to be increasing. On February 12, the same sampling well had produced a combined cesium reading of 76,000 becquerels per liter.
    The leakage of radiation-contaminated water is posing a major threat to Japan’s population and environment and to the international community since the March 2011 disaster.

    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-record-level-cesium-067/


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  • PhilipUpNorth

    Time to revisit the concept of a closed-loop heat sink.
    Some time ago, early in the disaster, ENEnewsers were discussing how to re-establish a closed-loop heat sink for the three rogue nuclear reactors that had melted through containment at Fukushima.
    Here is what we came up with:
    The top priority is to surround Units1-4 with an underground Impermeable Wall, driven into the impermeable rock that marks the lower limit of the aquifer.
    (The Impermeable Wall project was started, but has since been abandones.)
    This Impermeable Wall would divert groundwater, flowing underneath the plant in an underground river, around Units1-4, before it comes into contact with the molten corium underneath Reactor Buildings1-4.
    This uncontaminated water would be diverted to flow into the Pacific Ocean, at an estimated rate of 1,000 tonnes per day.

    Suppose that the temperature of the water left in the ground inside the perimeter of the impermeable wall begins to rise, indicating heating by the still-fissioning corium?
    As long as the temperature of the groundwater within the perimeter of the Impermeable Wall does not steam, everything is good.
    Fresh water can be added, if necessary, to keep the groundwater at any desired level.
    But if the water begins to steam or boil inside the perimeter of the Impermeable Wall, additional action will be necessary.


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    • PhilipUpNorth

      If the water inside the perimeter of the underground Impermeable Wall surrounding Units1-4 begins to boil away, a Closed-loop Heat Sink will be necessary.
      You have no doubt seen the large cooling towers at most nuclear plants?
      This is called a "heat sink", allowing excess heat to be extracted from the system.
      The steam coming out of the top of the cooling towers at an atomic plant is not radioactive steam, but a separate cooling loop added to the system.
      One or two of these large cooling towers would be built at Fukushima to dissipate the excess heat from the underground coriums within the perimeter of the Underground Impermeable Wall surrounding Units1-4.
      This plan would allow the temperature of the highly contaminated groundwater remaining within the perimeter of the Impermeable Wall to be carefully controlled.
      This system would stop the contamination from reaching the Pacific Ocean.
      Such a system could be powered by wind, solar, or hydroelectric power, and could be designed to run forever, without the need for human control.
      (This is important, because there might be no "human beings" living in Japan in another 20 or so years.) ;)


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    • We Not They Finally

      PUN, you obviously mean well, you care, and you're knowledgable. But this is a proposed CONSTRUCTION project? Who gets in there to do it without being fried? And what if the parameters all turn out to be "wrong guesses" for any number of freaky reasons? And what is this radiation-proof wall even MADE of? And can we import Superman from the Planet Krypton to start the ball rolling on it?

      Just asking….


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      agreed PhilipUpNorth. And there are ways to design that 'pump' to operate on naturally occurring heat-to-cold circulation. Unfortunately, the longer they dither about, the more likely those coreums will progress beyond and means of maintaining secondary systems of 'containment'. Hopefully, someone's scribbling your idea down on paper, for presentation at TEPCO's next "What can we do?!" meeting…


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      • PhilipUpNorth

        WNTF: Photos of the wall, describing the sheet steel interlocking pilings being used.
        http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2013/07/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-contaminated.html
        Note all the workers about, WNTF? Far away from reactor ruins.

        The Impermeable Wall project was ill-conceived by TEPCO.
        And did not work.
        Instead of surrounding Units1-4, they were going to build the Impermeable Wall on the ocean side only!
        What was needed was an underground Impermeable Wall built all the way around Units1-4.
        And the Wall needed to be built first behind Reactors1-4, not on the harbor side.
        Of course, building the Wall on the harbor side allowed the groundwater level to rise almost to the surface of the ground.
        The 12 wells drilled behind the reactors, to lower the water table, could not be used because the water was heavily contaminated from the leaking tank farm uphill.
        A fiasco ensued.
        The Japanese government offered to build an underground Frozen Wall surrounding Units1-4 at public expense.
        So TEPCO stopped construction on the project altogether.
        Now, nothing is being done to divert the groundwater.
        The Impermeable Wall project needs to be reconsidered.
        It extends above ground level, stopping flood runoff from entering Units1-4.
        It requires no power to operate, and requires no start-up time while the ground freezes.
        The Impermeable Wall can be built first on the Uphill Side, so groundwater levels within the plant can be controlled.
        The Wall is 1/4 built already.
        No brainer.


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      • PhilipUpNorth

        Aftershock: Yes. TEPCO is squandering whatever time they have left to work on any fix for the disaster, before rads drive the workers away.
        Unfortunately, all that TEPCO seems to be able to do these days is to run around chasing water leaks.
        Oh, and drilling new holes to measure hotter and hotter radiation in the groundwater.
        Oh, and they have a test underway on the frozen wall concept.

        But NOTHING at all is actually being done to divert groundwater around the corium below Reactors1-4.
        (This level of ineptitude would be comical, if the results weren't so tragic.)

        Meanwhile, the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem is in a state of collapse.

        Anybody wanna buy a used fishing trawler? ;)


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          I just hope, PhilipUpNorth, someone's considering your closed-loop idea. It'd be expensive (in all respects) to implement, but definitely seems plausible. and I really like the idea of it operating without human intervention or outside power, for thousands of years…


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          • We Not They Finally

            I'm all for it if it works, too. But since they do not seem to do ANYTHING constructive, and the logistics still seem complicated, and they seem to have no interest in bringing in skilled workers AT ALL, a zillion things could go wrong, it's easy to see how everyone on the project would get fried…..

            That said, I'd be thrilled if you're right and they would do it. I do NOT want to say, let's just give up on the world. But where is the tiniest sign it even could happen?


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        • PhilipUpNorth

          Tepco: Tick, tock. Time's a wasting. ;)

          (Oh, I see. Taking the weekend off, are we?)


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  • soundmind

    Many of you make excellent points. . .let us look hard and long at this. No doubt nuclear power is non-profitable,poison, and ignorant. However, the collective "WE" have not lost our Power. No, indeed, misused it perhaps, overlooked it yes, but lost it—-NO. All that is needed is a clear concise "plan" and a clear thinking Leader chosen from the people who is not deluded by defeatist attitudes or common platitudes. A man or woman of vision. An altruist. A warrior and a peacemaker. A person that knows their own spirit and mind. A person that can indeed be bought with the currency of what is best for the whole not the few. I will resist with my last radiated breath to succumb to a defeatist notion that the war can not be won. The reactors can be shut down, the waste handled efficiently, worldwide, people can be trained to teaching others how to mitigate the physical effects of our microwaved society. The guilty greedy GE, bankers, wall street gangsters, politicians, and military types can be brought to Justice promptly. It can happen, if, we desire it. I defy you to prove me wrong.
    I defy you to accept defeat. Choose.


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  • Oceania - foreknowledge of pain Oceania - foreknowledge of pain

    A dystopian society
    It is interesting to note that I THOUGHT society was formed to band together for the common good. Somebody got all upset about class warfare but I was taught to reject that.

    Too bad, MIGHT TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THOSE EARLY THINKERS.

    CHECK IT OUT – Fukushima has a positive ; todays’ news is the best we will ever see.
    Every TODAY has its upside from here on out.

    IT IS BITTER to say we told you so, there’s no point except bitter. No point, no fear, no options.
    The powerful insisted on more bombs and the weak did nothing, the young got clubbed, graduated and had kids. Too bad it is not always like that, maybe we thought it was.

    So the common good for the 1% has led to virtual Dictatorship – DECISIONS ONLY FROM THE NARROW ELETE VIEW ; More war, more weapons.
    They win/they lose.

    STILL WHEN THE VERY LAST MOMENT IS APPROACHING; THERE WILL BE
    A SURVIVING SOCIETY OF DEADLY, UNETHICAL, DEMANDING,WAR LORDS, BEASTS.

    Then WHAT FOLLOWS could be a water planet that is unique – - – - lifeless.
    Lets hope not. PEACE


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  • razzz razzz

    Reading in between the lines, either they dump or abandon the site. At the rate they are going now, they will have to do both soon.

    The 3 cores are lost. The little pellets or the ones that didn't vaporize and are left behind are out of their containment tubes in various melted stages slowly eroding into the environment.

    The melts seem to be nearer than you might think, when you have to put shielding concrete walls up alongside Unit 3 to keep it from irradiating anything in the vicinity, that's not neutrons confined in some lava tubes somewhere. I think drilling wells only attracts radiation to them. The radiation has always been there. The curious thing is they want to try and freeze in and around the tunnels holding very radioactive water, why now? New pathways establishing themselves? Water is eroding the melts and carrying the radioactivity everywhere.


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  • 2015 – Fukushima Getting Worse And Worse, Iodine 131, Cesium, Strontium Levels Spiking Up; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/radioactive-rain-falling-downwind-of.html


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  • Tritium Levels Soaring At Fukushima – 2 to 3 Times More Lethal Than Cesium – Indicates Active Fission From Multiple Coriums; via @AGreenRoad
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/tritium-levels-soaring-at-fukushima-2.html


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