Report: What is going on at Daiichi? Fukushima fallout increased Nov. 2-4 — Highest back-to-back days in months (CHARTS)

Published: November 5th, 2012 at 12:23 pm ET
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30 comments to Report: What is going on at Daiichi? Fukushima fallout increased Nov. 2-4 — Highest back-to-back days in months (CHARTS)

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Wow, from ND to 16 million becquerels per squre meter (cs134 + cs137) in such a short period! Must be the after-effects of the earthquake, I guess. I notice there was another smaller spike in mid – Oct. How are these monitors able to report such high fallout of long-lived radionuclides and then return to ND in a day or two? Somebody must be washing them off. What is the accumulated dose so far? Does anyone know ?


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    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      "…What is the accumulated dose so far? Does anyone know?…"

      No, but that's by design. If the government controls the reported public levels, then the government can contain their liability. There's a lot of models and guesses, but nobody who can will ever measure (or report) the total environmental burdens. 'Dose' applies to a person. They started measuring some school-children a month or two after the meltdowns, but those results are secret (even from the children or their parents).

      The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization has sites world-wide with extremely accurate and sensitive equipment that constantly measures dozens of radionuclides. They have the daily measurements from all over Japan (and a few U.S. sites) but won't release them directly to the public. It's up to each TBTO signatory nation to release the figures – if they want to.

      Japan and the U.S. simply DON'T want to.

      I would take anything from MEXT (Japan) or EPA's RadNet with a grain of salt. 'ND' just means their incredibly crude measuring devices can't say with any certainty if a low measurement was accurate or not. Low measurements can simply be reported as Not Detected so the sheep don't get alarmed.


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  • tasteslikedaniel

    They let the water out of sfp#4 because pumping in in fresh ocean water for 40 years isnt possible. The technology to remove the rods doesnt exist yet. they are letting that shit catch fire, blaming it on a switchyard fire, and using their media domination to hide it from the world…they already hide the worlds worst nuclear crisis from everyone…they can hide this too, all you have to do is get your shill arnie gunderson to say its a hoax


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    What evidence do you have that they have committed national suicide by letting sfp4 lose enough water to catch fire?


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    • amberlight amberlight

      That's what I'm wondering, Arizonan. Photos? video? government docs? eyewitness account? your credentials as a nuclear expert?

      Tasteslikedaniel, if you can't provide a shred of evidence (besides smoke from a small grass fire) then please preface your declaration with "I think" or "I wonder if" or don't say anything at all.


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      • amberlight amberlight

        Clarification: By "don't say anything at all" I didn't mean that your ideas and opinions shouldn't be posted. Personal opinions are interesting and can lead to new ways of thinking about this inscrutable mess, but please don't present a statement as fact unless you can back it up somewhat. With all the crises we are facing, it's difficult enough to sort fact from fiction.


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    The camera watchers are also confirming higher emissions over the last few days, over on the camera thread.


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    The camera watchers are also reporting higher emissions over the last few days, over on the camera thread.


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  • Sickputer

    "Fresh ocean water"? They haven't been using ocean water since the second week after 311 because the radioactive sulfur produced was an enormous global threat (tends to accumulate in men's testicles so that was a public relations nightmare in the making).

    I just think they are stirring up a hot mess of radioactive debris with the Unit 3 crane digging. Also Unit 1 has been sky high with emissions as is Unit 2 (which has high hydrogen levels indicating fission occuring below or inside.

    They better be careful digging at Unit 3 because it's too hot to shore up if they puncture the spent fuel pond. But if they know not much spent fuel rods survived the big blast then they may not be very worried.


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  • razzz razzz

    'Fresh' ocean water? As opposed to what? Stale ocean water?…Please explain.

    The last time there was major injections of nitrogen to disperse hydrogen levels the fallout readings jumped as it is a balancing act to blowout he hydrogen without releasing all the other radionuclides at the same time. Actually can't be done, this is, they are going to blow radioactive contamination into the environment when injecting nitrogen since they have no closed loop or no secure containment.

    The alternative would be to let hydrogen build up to explosive levels, a lose lose situation either way as the contamination continues to escape everyday, one way or another.

    That is just Unit 1 getting the attention lately. Who knows what is going on elsewhere at the site esp. with quakes nearby.


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  • Help with a proper decommission of Kewaunee nuke plant.

    Make them pay the full price to clean up their mess. This is the perfect time to kill nuke in the US. They are closing Kewaunee, for economic reasons, not get them to pay the full price to make nuke even less attractive.

    Send email to Governor Scott Walker, his direct email link is here.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/11/kewaunee-partial-victory-contact-gov.html


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  • patb2009

    if you look at it's in MBq/KM squared, so by my math that's 11 BQ/Sqmeter. not that high.

    i'm guessing that the little grass fires stirred up some isotopes.


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    • Sickputer

      Yeah, but knowing Tepco they may have sprayed hot soapy water on the iron ground plates and then after a firehose rinsing took a geiger count reading.

      Multiply any Tepco radiation statistic by a big number to get closer to the truth.

      BTW… Found a nice timeline summary of the early feed and bleed operations:

      http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=1665&catid=26&subcatid=162

      Excerpts: " The radiation water leaked into the sea from the water leaks was 20,000 times the annual limit. The 520 tons of water that leaked into the sea contained 5,000 terabecquerels, including 4,700 terabecquerels of iodine-131, cesium 134 and cesium 137. This was 30,000 times more than the radioactive substances contained in the 10,000 tons of relatively low-level radioactive water purposely discharged by TEPCO."

      "The radiation water leaked into the sea from the water leaks was 20,000 times the annual limit. The 520 tons of water that leaked into the sea contained 5,000 terabecquerels, including 4,700 terabecquerels of iodine-131, cesium 134 and cesium 137. This was 30,000 times more than the radioactive substances contained in the 10,000 tons of relatively low-level radioactive water purposely discharged by TEPCO."


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      • Sickputer

        Sorry for the dupe paragraph. Here is another pertinent section:

        " On March 12, about 28 hours after the tsunami struck, Tepco executives had ordered workers to start injecting seawater into Reactor No. 1. But 21 minutes later, they ordered the plant’s manager, Masao Yoshida, to suspend the operation. They were relying on an account by the Tepco liaison to the prime minister, who reported back that he seemed to be against it. “Well, he said that was the atmosphere or the mood,” Sakae Muto, Tepco’s executive vice president, explained at a news conference. Atsuyuki Sassa, the former head of the Cabinet Security Affairs Office, said: “Mood? Is this a joke? Making decisions based on mood?” [Ibid]

        “But Mr. Yoshida chose to ignore the order,” Onishi and Martin Fackler wrote. “The injections were the only way left to cool the reactor, and halting them would mean possibly causing an even more severe meltdown and release of radiation, experts said. Mr. Yoshida had the authority as the plant manager to make the decision, said Junichi Matsumoto, a senior official at Tepco."

        “After revealing in May that he had ignored the order, Mr. Yoshida explained himself to a television reporter by saying that “suspending the seawater could have meant death” for those at the plant. Mr. Yoshida, 56, according to friends, is a square-jawed, hard-drinking and sometimes rough-talking man who is a straight shooter"


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    • Its such a strange way to measure and present the data, why not just CPM or mSv if the isotopes are known

      confusion is part of the nukers lying games.


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    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Quite right. I misread it, it is sq km not sq m. I feel much better, think I need to wear my glasses more often!


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  • f3ck4r f3ck4r

    tasteslikedaniel

    they can hide this too, all you have to do is get your shill arnie gunderson to say its a hoax

    Completely agree.

    I'm not sure about the #SFP-4 fire, but as far as i can see in their cameras, there is a fire every fucking day!


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  • kalidances

    Amberlight I see you are speaking to the new people. Hello all. Does anyone have any new research to add for today or is this going to be a long anger management session?

    f3ck4r an tasteslikedaniel to catch you up, many people think Tepco is deliberately experimenting on and murdering their own people out of greed, fear, and ego issues.

    Our job on Enenews is to provide helpful information to those currently living, and dying, in Fukushima and to bring Tepco to justice. We need as much documentation as possible to do this.

    Any pertinent information you could provide in the form of schematics, articles, and such would be greatly appreciated.
    Opinions do not win lawsuits.


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    • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

      Why attribute the deaths to.petty impulses. That one can easily brush off ? They are greedy. It's just capitalism …

      No . It's genocide. It's deliberate. They are homicidal . It's a depopulation agenda and not realizing that is to miss a huge piece of the puzzle. It's.everywhere you look. And ppl can say its Money this or idiots that. But after a while that wears real thin when actions are compared to words. It's more than money. Which is beyond a lot of ppl.


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    • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

      What's the point of a lawsuit ? That's not at all a concern of the ppl running the world. A lawsuit is an annoyance . Drs. Are lying for the gov. To protect the nuclear industry. This was an order. Do you think that lawyers are going to do something different ? The judges ? Lol. Come on .


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  • many moons

    Burning fuel rods would explain the rise in radiation at the plant. And if it happened some days ago like around the time the hoax was first announced….then absurd levels would be showing up in the USA like the ones in Oregon at present….just suppose it wasn't a hoax?????


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  • Arizonan Arizonan

    No, there is not a shred of evidence that sfp4 is burning, folks! Not in these readings nor in the oregon rad network numbers, which are well within background. Keep enenews as free of rumour as possible please folks, and use referenced info. If you are guessing or speculating, please say so.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I speculate it is of course..emissions from the plant as a whole..but I think Unit 1..finally ..let me pick a non-scientific word..not oozed…barfed.

    I have a separate speculation about the SFP ..Unit 4.


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  • kalidances

    Maybe we should work backwards. This was the last report out of their lying mouths

    Are the translators on?

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2012/1221305_1870.html

    The original stuff
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2012/1205638_1870.html

    There has got to be an anomalous emissions reading somewhere in these


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  • dosdos dosdos

    Now, now, TEPCO reported 0.01 Bq/hr to the IAEA. We know they wouldn't lie to us….


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  • Yes, the Atomic Appendage might want to take a look at these images of radiation poisoning victims:

    https://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=929&bih=533&q=radiation+poisoning&oq=radiation+poisoning&gs_l=img.3..0l5j0i5l2j0i24l3.3770.7443.0.7589.19.19.0.0.0.0.98.1447.19.19.0.pchate..0.0…1.1.-alznRh9Y1c

    It is not true to say that radiation does not do any damage and that there is nothing to worry about from Daichi and other (some possibly imminent) disasters.


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