Tokyo Professor: Recent tests show “new radioactive materials” flowing nonstop into ocean from Fukushima reactor buildings

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 3:41 pm ET
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Japan Times, Sep 10, 2013: Jota Kanda, a professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, pointed out that densities of radioactive materials within the artificial bay have stopped falling recently, despite the huge amounts of seawater that flow in and out every day. This indicates a certain amount of new radioactive materials are flowing nonstop from the plant’s wrecked reactor buildings into the sea, he said. Kanda, however, also noted that the total amount of radioactive materials detected in contaminated water samples has been so low that it is unlikely to pose any danger to human health.

NHK World, May 24, 2013: Jota Kanda of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology who co-organized the excursion called the situation off Fukushima “mysterious”. “It’s very mysterious that the radioactive level in marine organisms stays high. Considering low radioactive level of water, it should be much lower.”

More from Kanda: Fukushima Mystery? TV: Japan expert says radiation levels in ocean too high to be explained by groundwater flow alone -- Must be coming from "other contamination routes" entering Pacific -- "Devastating impact" to come? (VIDEO)

Published: September 10th, 2013 at 3:41 pm ET
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34 comments to Tokyo Professor: Recent tests show “new radioactive materials” flowing nonstop into ocean from Fukushima reactor buildings

  • nedlifromvermont

    Could be from escaped partial coriums in partial states of cooling, under the ground, in contact with the saturated zone, off-gassing and a-fizzlin' …. No?

    But no harmful radiation levels? Dream on, Japan.


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  • Mack Mack

    I found some old newspaper articles from 1986 regarding Chernobyl's meltdowns.

    It's interesting to see how it was handled by TPTB and press back then.

    For example:

    * This article says information on Chernobyl was suppressed "in the public interest" and "amounts were within safety limits" and "a partial news blackout had been imposed to avoid public hysteria"
    and "radiation levels showed no danger for the population or environment"

    Sounds exactly like what we're hearing about Fukushima, doesn't it?

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-05/news/mn-3347_1_radioactive-fallout

    * This article is more accurate: "Chernobyl Likened to A-Bomb Blast"
    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-05/news/mn-3345_1_chernobyl

    * This is from a letter to the Editor written in 1986. Sounds like it could have been written today:

    "Watching the progress of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster, one wonders again why we continue to pursue this source of energy. The irony, of course, it that if we had spent half as much money on developing solar energy as we have on nuclear, we would now have on hand efficient photovoltaic cells truly capable of producing electricity "too cheap to meter."

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-05/local/me-3384_1_nuclear-weapons-nuclear-fuel-benefits-of-nuclear-power

    * In this article, they actually gave warnings:

    "Radioactivity Detected Off Northwestern Coast"
    http://articles.latimes


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  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    First they've increased the acceptable levels in Japan so the comment about being safe is totally B.S. Even so it's like being out in the sun, a little isn't going to hurt you, it's the constant exposure that burns you. Unfortunately there is no "sun-block" that is going to protect you from the internal radiation you're going to get.


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  • MichaelV MichaelV

    This double speak will continue until the SPFs ignite…


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    • Cisco Cisco

      They will inevitably; and, the psychopaths in charge will say, "gee, we never thought that would happen".

      Abe, waiting to move the fuel during the Olympics, that's a winner. That way he can close the show with the biggest fireworks/firestorm of history of mankind; but, I don't think honest Abe or Japan will make it to 2020.

      Sayōnara!


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      • Cisco Cisco

        hey will inevitably; and, the psychopaths in charge will say, "gee, we never thought that would happen".

        Abe, waiting to move the fuel during the Olympics, that's a winner. That way he can close the show with the biggest fireworks/firestorm in the history of mankind; but, I don't think honest Abe or Japan will make it to 2020.

        Sayōnara!


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        • We Not They Finally

          Abe isn't "waiting." He already knows that it can't be done. All he's waiting on is delivery of the newly-devastating news.

          But he doesn't HAVE those seven years. No one does. We are already counting backwards to the devolution of the planet.


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  • MichaelV MichaelV

    An entire Olympiad can be purchased, at once, but no global expertise is brought to bear on Fukushima…?

    Boycott what..?

    The 2020 athletes are mostly between the ages of 8 and 14 today; they may not be totally informed about this issue…


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    • We Not They Finally

      "Global expertise" has reeked of corruption to date. They need INDEPENDENT expertise.

      It's a pity for the future athletes and their dreams. It's just doubtful that they will come or that the event will even be held. What a criminally inhumane waste of needed funds. No one in Japan cares about their own kids dying?


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    The ocean surrounds Japan.


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  • weeman

    You must have underestimated the initial release and there is nothing left but remnants.


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  • CaptD CaptD

    PM Abe will fix it by bowing to it!
    That is how the Japanese Gov't. works ===> N☢T


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Adding radiation to the ocean water and the problems become much larger and much more dangerous, and it gets worse by the day, as ever more radioactive pollution continues to "be allowed" to enter the Sea of Japan/ Pacific Ocean!

    There is also very good chance that this radioactive pollution will also start affecting everyones property values in other Countries because of what it will do to the Quality of Life (QOL) for all those that live within 50 miles of the shoreline of North America and the entire Pacific basin!

    Why 50 miles, because of the effects of wind born spray particles that will carry seaborne contamination far inland!

    See: http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/02/beta-watch/

    Those following Fukushima since 3/11/11, know that not only are things much worse than what is being reported in MSM but there is every reason to believe that things could get orders of magnitude worse should another large earthquake/tsunami strike Fukushima again during the next 40 to 100 years that it will take to fully contain Fukushima, (if not much longer)!

    Allowing Japan to collapse Fukushima and/or dump its radioactive waste into the Sea of Japan (aka the Pacific Ocean) might help Japan save BIG cleanup costs but it will surely increase the global pollution damage caused by Fukushima, especially in North America and other Pacific Rim Countries!


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  • CaptD CaptD

    If Japan Gov't. truly wants the public to believe that they really want to cleanup Fukushima, then they need to add some non Japanese nuclear Experts that are not captives of the japanese nuclear industry to this TEAM; until that happens everyone will expect just more of the same Nuclear Baloney (NB)* and for good reason, since TEPCO and their Regulators tract record for telling the truth to date, has been a public relations failure in trust!

    I suggest that Arnie Gundersen, Gregory Jaczko, the Former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission plus Former Japanese PM Kan be made part of that TEAM; then it would have at least some international credibility…

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+Baloney


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    • We Not They Finally

      They don't CARE what the public believes. Abut 80% of the public (approximate — there have been surveys run) doesn't want any more NPP's at all. But if the opposition gets too noisy, it's just on to military dictatorship.

      International action needs to be FORCED. But unfortunately that would probably involve the U.N., whose IAEA, UNSCEAR and WHO are totally corrupt.


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  • ftlt

    Someone should let the IAEA know this … They will do something


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    • We Not They Finally

      The IAEA is there to PROMOTE the nuclear industry, not to CONTROL it. They only step in if it goes so far that the future of nuclear's REPUTATION is about to be crushed.

      This is what the human race has come to? Sadly, yes.


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      • I posted something similar earlyer. Easy to find links on wikipedia. The IAEA is mandated to promote peaceful use ala atoms for peace. Stop plutonium production for bombs and promote safety. But they spend most of their time promoting nukes for third world countries promoting medical uses of radiation and overseeing Irans and others reactors so no one else can get thebomb. Safety is last. Ran by a ex Japanese Diplomat some say the whole industry is ran by the japanese. Bought out ge and toshiba both building new plants. Probably some yakusa influence. For sure tepco has gangsters keeping things in line. Its the Japanese way.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    The IAEA by charter can not over-ride the government of Japan. All IAEA edicts are voluntarily complied or just ignored.


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  • FXofTruth

    Water is poured on to a melting core at 30,000 gallons per minute – (scientific estimation during an emergency meltdown)
         – 8.3 pounds is the weight of one gallon of water (variations in weight can happen because of elements in the water)
    – 30,000 gallons of water weight 249,000 pounds
         – A short TON, commonly used in the US, is equal to 2000 pounds

    ONE MINUTE – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 124.5 TONS of water. (All based on 30,000 gallons per minute)
    ONE HOUR – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 7,470 TONS of water.
    24 HOURS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 79,280 TONS of water.
    1 WEEK – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 1,254,960 TONS of water. 
    ONE YEAR – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 65,257,920 TONS of water.
    50 YEARS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 3,262,896,000 TONS of water.
    100 YEARS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 6,525,792,000 TONS of water.

    The question is, "How long does core cooling water stay in the melted core's area?"
    At the rate of 30,000 gallons a minute…minutes I would venture to say!
    If the water sat too long it would boil off.
    The above numbers are related to cooling off ONE melted core.
    These numbers will need to be multiplied times 3x melted cores.

    If water is flowing over a single core for ONE YEAR at the rate of 65, 257,920 tons.
    Then, in gallons that equals…


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  • Nigwil

    …and don't recent tests of radioactive particles in water and air at the plant indicate that there is still nuclear fission of some sort happening 'down there'? At any moment it could get a lot worse if a few more drops of still-molten corrium combine and reach a critical mass. Sigh!


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  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢

    http://tinyurl.com/FixFuku

    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢


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  • We Not They Finally

    New fissioning. Mystery solved. How come anyone on this website can figure that out, yet they can't?


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    S.S Your right we need experts with the guts to stand up to the PTB! Do it or no more time in office!


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Now if this was Syria the MSM would be all over this!


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