Report: Massive radiation leak at Fukushima plant — Extremely high levels being detected outside reactor — Officials can’t explain why — Expert warns of global threat: “It’s a disaster of unseen proportions” (VIDEO)

Published: February 6th, 2018 at 7:23 am ET


The Independent, Feb 2, 2018 (emphasis added): Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leakExpert warns of ‘global’ consequences unless the plant is treated properly… [Tepco] found eight sieverts per hour of radiation, while 42 [sieverts] were also detected outside its foundations… It came as Tepco said the problem of contaminated water pooled around the plants three reactors that is seeping into the ground has caused a major headache in its efforts to decommission the plant… Mycle Schneider, an independent energy consultant and lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, said that Tepco “hasn’t a clue what it is doing” in its job to decommission the plant. He added that the contaminated water that is leaking at the site could end up in the ocean if the ongoing treatment project fails and cause a “global” disaster, he told The Independent… “I find it symptomatic of the past seven years, in that they don’t know what they’re doing, Tepco, these energy companies haven’t a clue what they’re doing, so to me it’s been going wrong from the beginning. It’s a disaster of unseen proportions.” Mr Schneider added that the radiation leaks coupled with the waste from the plant stored in an “inappropriate” way in tanks could have global consequences… “This can get problematic anytime, if it contaminates the ocean there is no local contamination, the ocean is global, so anything that goes into the ocean goes to everyone.” He added: “It needs to be clear that this problem is not gone, this is not just a local problem. It’s a very major thing.”

NHK, Feb 1, 2018: High radiation detected at Fukushima plant… A remote-controlled inspection of the Unit 2 reactor containment vessel last month detected a maximum of 8 sieverts per hour of radiation… [Tepco] said the radiation reading was taken near what appeared to be fuel debris, the term used to describe a mixture of molten fuel and broken interior parts… radiation levels remain so high that they present a major challenge to decommissioning work. During the probe, 42 sieverts per hour of radiation was also detected outside the foundations of the reactor. But officials said they have doubts about the accuracy of the reading because a cover had not been removed from the measuring instrument at the time. They added that they don’t know why radiation levels were lower near the suspected fuel debris than around the foundations. They gave a number of possible reasons, such as that cooling water may have washed radioactive materials off the debris…

RT, Feb 2, 2018: An inspection of the Fukushima nuclear plant has detected extremely high amounts of radiation, says operator TEPCO… Experts can’t explain why radiation levels in fuel debris were lower than outside the reactor’s foundations

Sputnik, Feb 4, 2018: ‘Global Consequences’ of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant… While 8 Sv/h is deadly, outside of Fukushima’s Reactor Number 2 foundations… a much higher level of 42 Sv/h was detected. A strange occurrence, and experts are still arguing what caused the discrepancy. One possible explanation is that cooling water washed radioactive material off debris, taking it somewhere else. But here’s a truly terrifying catch: according to the report, Tepco highly doubts the new readings, because, as was discovered later, a cover was not removed from the robot-mounted measurement device at the time of the inspection, NHK World reports… While that radiation dosimeter cover negligence prevents precise calculations, the actual picture inside Unit 2 is thought to be much worse

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Published: February 6th, 2018 at 7:23 am ET


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1,291 comments to Report: Massive radiation leak at Fukushima plant — Extremely high levels being detected outside reactor — Officials can’t explain why — Expert warns of global threat: “It’s a disaster of unseen proportions” (VIDEO)

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    How Soon Can Fukushima Radiation Deaths Be Expected?
    If thyroid cancer is any indication, it took 10 years for the Chernobyl Disaster for thyroid cancer to peak in children, and 20 years for the cancer to peak in adults over 46 years old. People within the age range from 20 to 46 may not have yet reached the peak incidence of thyroid cancer.

    SimplyInfo has a new article out on insoluble radioactive nanoparticles, entitled: Report: Fukushima Microparticles, An Unrecognized Threat

    “The looming concern is that these microparticles in the lungs can not be ejected by the body.“

    I expect the incidence of all cancer attributable to Fukushima radiation to closely follow the pattern for thyroid cancers after the Chernobyl Disaster. In other words, we can reasonably expect cancer rates as far away as Tokyo to increase for at least 9 or 10 years among adults over 46 years old.

    Personally, I think the cancer rate will be many times higher than expected owing to the radio-nanoparticles, scattered far and wide throughout central Japan. I expect that records will not be kept, and that the government will cover up cancer deaths with unrelated causes of death.

    Fukushima isn’t over. In fact, it has just begun.
    After 7 1/2 years, three missing 69 – 96 tonne nuclear cores have still not been found.
    Tepco still has not answered one simple question:
    Where are the missing nuclear…

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Link for SimplyInfo article:

    Many thanks to SimplyInfo for keeping us up to date on the unfolding Fukushima Disaster!

  • Duke Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant, 30 miles south of #Wilmington, has declared state of emergency. Complex remains cut off by flood waters, is inaccessible to personnel.

  • NC Brunswick Nuclear Plant– Lost Power — Isolated — Flying Food In By Helicopter — And River is Rising — No Forecast!
    This looks pretty bad. What if there was a fire? No Fire Truck could respond. They can't even deliver food via a huge four wheel drive truck. They must use a helicopter!

    The flooding is bad. And see image at bottom….still widespread power outage in the whole area.

    How are they going to deliver enough diesel to keep the generators running? And what if they get pegged with more rain, much less another hurricane?

    Piss poor preparing and planning!!!!

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    If the nuclear plant was melting down, would they tell us?

    If it was a level 7 nuclear emergency, would they call it a 5 for a few months to let us get used to the harshness of reality, and sell off any investments affected by meltdowns?

    These questions are troubling. In a half-hour the program changes

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    If the nuclear plant was melting down, would enenews get a new article page?
    Would we have to write it ourselves?


  • unincredulous unincredulous

    2016 article on lying Japanese bureaucrats contaminating Japan with radioactive soil.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Well….its the stinkin Rulalaw, and as we know, never question or go against the rulala.

      'The former safety limit of 100 becquerels is derived from the International Commission on Radiological Protection's standards that annual radiation exposure of up to 0.01 millisieverts poses negligible health risks.

      However, the Fukushima disaster has disseminated radioactive materials outside the crippled nuclear plant across far wider areas than expected. Under the >> special measures law << on decontamination of radioactive materials, which was fully put into force in January 2012, waste with radiation levels of 8,000 becquerels or lower can be treated in the same way as regular waste. The figure of 8,000 becquerels comes from the upper limit of annual radiation exposure doses for ordinary citizens under >> the reactor regulation law.<<'

      The reactor regulation law?

      Codes new corporation regulation law states that corporations can kill anything anywhere at anytime for profit. There, problem solved

      By the way, children downwind of Chernobyl became unhealthy from 50 bq/kg of Cs137. Compare to the allowed 8000 bq/kg allowed in public works

      • effing socialist! only part kidding.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        The Japanese Citizens are not angry about being sickened or murdered by radiation because they have been strictly trained over hundreds of years to obey the rulalaw and the authority.

        One can see the same obedience to overlords around the world. I believe it must be genetically programmed over the course of thousands of years of subjugation by Kings, Rulers, Churches, gangs and thugs.

        People cant break free, they are afraid to live without an overlord; thus the earth was destroyed by greed and remorseless exploitation in front of a supplicating subservient public.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Last night Dutchsinse decided to submit to authority of the goberment.

          Tonight, opening packages from fans, he was saying that the marines would probably call him "a pussy"

          He was saying he should start forecasting again. Ups and downs. I feel sorry for him.

          He wants to be meek and subservient and bitch slap them verbally.

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