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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  • Gasser Gasser

    The Fukushima Reactors….are Becquerel explodin'

    Becquerel's overflowin'….from meltdowns unloadin’
    There is more than enough to kill….and all still in motion,

    If you believe Nuclear is safe….what's that Geiger counter you're totin',

    And even the Oceans and rivers….has bodies float in',
    But you tell me….over and over and over again my friend,

    Ah, you don't believe….we're on the eve of destruction.

    Don't you understand….what I'm trying to say?
    Can't you see the logic….that I'm knowing today?
    The big quake has struck, there's no running away,

    There'll be no one to save….with the world in a grave,

    Take a look around you, boy….it's bound to scare you, boy,
    But you tell me….over and over and over again my friend,

    Ah, you don't believe….we're on the eve of…ELE destruction.

    Yeah, my blood's gone rad….feels like stagnation,


    • Gasser Gasser


      I'm sittin' here….in Cesium Becquerel fizz~A~lation,
      I can't say the truth….NRC knows no regulation,

      Handful of Senators passed….Price Anderson legislation,
      And marches alone….can't bring Nuke's termination,

      When human respect….was hijacked through procrastination,

      This whole crazy world….is just too full of Radiation,

      And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,

      Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of Genome destruction.
      Think of all the Reactors there is in Red China!

      Then take a look around…there's enough to blind ya!
      Ah, you may leave here….for four days in space,

      But when your return….it might be exploded out of place,

      The poundin' of the hearts….the pride and disgrace,

      You can bury radioactive dead….but it will leave a Becquerel trace,

      Hate your next-door-neighbor, but don't forget to say grace,

      And you bullshit me over and over and over and over again my friend,

      Ah, you don't believe…we're in super deep shit….into the eve of destruction.

      ~Gasser Classic~

  • Firsthand in Fukushima: Fish, Evacuations, and the Real Dangers of Our Opinions

    Needs some comments below article..

    • These people are just plain stupid thinking that a unit of radiation is anywhere near the same across substances.

      So when they see a click on a counter they think all clicks are the same?

      What a complete crock of propaganda!

      The pregnant woman (and anyone else involved with this fiasco) in this story should be arrested and charged with child endangerment.

      Think I'm overreacting?

      A count of potassium? Harmless.

      A count of Plutonium Lethal.

      Take a look at natural substances and the over dose level using the LD50 standard (meaning this dose will kill 50% of those that ingest it).

      Natural potassium ingested through food? No overdose!!!

      216,000 milligrams of potassium is considered the leathal dose from food but this is impossible to consume!!!!

      For example that's 480 bananas consumed in one meal.

      NOW let's look at Plutonium:

      According to a 1995 report from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, you would have to ingest about .5 grams of plutonium to die immediately. That is the right there, right then dose!

      In fact 1 billionth of a gram of plutonium will be your cause of death. It does take some time to cause the cancers and other ailments that end your life but the smallest dose ever given in monkey studies killed the host. Just so happens at the time of the study a billionth of a gram was the smallest measurable dose they could…

    • So in truth and reality Plutonium is 4,320,000 times more likely to kill you click per click on a counter (meaning if you are standing there unprotected and there is enough plutonium on the ground to cause 1 count on a detector placed on the ground).

      I don't know about you, but if you've ever gambled on anything 4,320,000 to 1 is a looser every time. Your odds are better to win the lottery than they are to survive ANY exposure to Plutonium no matter how small.

      Just because the cancer (or other degenerative diseases) is the symptom and it takes time to develop says nothing about the actual cause.

      So a click from potassium? Harmless.

      A click from plutonium? Deadly.

      Well I commented on this totally stupid propaganda article (below the article itself) and found it is moderated so we'll have to wait and see if they allow the truth to be shown…

      I used the identical post I just made here (not this post the one above it).

      Will be interesting when we find that they will not allow it to be shown, but maybe I'll get surprised. I doubt it will ever be shown.

      Keep an eye out for my comment to be allowed….

  • @Dr. Goodheart
    February 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    REAL dangers? Hope the wiping out of Indian(and other) infants does not become true:
    Fukushima was caused- not an accident:
    There is a tide in the affairs which taken on the full leads to survival in health, or else omnicide results.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Feb 12 2018

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Nuclear Hotseat 344: FUKUSHIMA: Where are the People? – Arnie Gundersen 1-27-2018

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Emotional response's alright.
    We've arrived.

    The year of reckoning regards Fukushima is 2018…
    Jan 12 2018

    The sun begged me for help…
    Feb 7 2018

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    At approximately 11: am till late afternoon ..where I live.
    Andrews AFB..

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Hmmn, thought you'd be up in the Dakotas near a reservation or in Kentucky, Heart. You're near/at Andrews? Wow.

      You seem so down to earth in your interests. 'Also wondered over the years if you are a geologist or seismologist. Pretty articulate when it comes to scientific things.

      But it's OK, you don't need to answer unless you want to.

      We lived very close to Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA, for several years.

      Pretty daunting watching all those war birds flying around all the time.

      We were right under the flight path.

      Constant reminder of the MIL at its best.

      It's nice living farther away from that stuff.

      More peaceful (or at least the illusion of being more peaceful), FWIW.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Posting here as well..

    MILLION A WEEK CLUB – Your Rad this Week in the US

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      This is an eye-opener, too.

      NEO – US nuclear policy review: The world is our enemy
      By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor –
      February 12, 2018

      "Editor’s Note: Christopher Black has a thorough review of what I view as a gangster document of criminal aggression, the US nuclear policy review. He adds his international law perspective on another Fake US policy.

      Black points out that the US now has chosen to leave vague as to under what circumstances it might use nuclear weapons. Imagine that.

      This is nothing more than no policy at all, or one which is “made” on the day you choose to use them. It is not the US that really needs to be protected anymore, especially after the example set by our terror proxy wars in Chechnya, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine.

      On the contrary, it is everyone else who has to defend themselves from us, which includes our usual colonialist allies, plus the sheep and goat herders whose only distinction is how little they have contributed to humanity.

      I don’t say that to be mean and nasty. It is just an observation of the route they chose to take. After all, where else but in Saudi Arabia, for example, have we heard of Saudi Air force pilots hiring stand-ins for them, not only to take classes that require a test, but even subcontract the flying of their planes? And yes, Americans are flying Saudi planes."

      It gets better from there.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Since we know that the United States has used false flag operations as pretexts for its aggression this is a very dangerous position for it means that the United States could simply accuse North Korea of providing nuclear weapons or parts of weapons to some group and use that as its pretext and justification to launch a nuclear attack on North Korea.

        There is not one word of reality in the entire document, no admission that the world is arming against them because they have attacked or threatened just about every country in the world since they rose to power on the blood of millions of indigenous dead and their first wars of conquest.

        There is not one world of their nuclear attacks on Japan, their attack on Korea, on Vietnam, on Grenada, Latin and Central America, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Rwanda, Congo, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, China, Venezuela, the overthrow of the government in Ukraine, support of fascists everywhere and, well, I can go on and on to list their crimes against nations, peoples, societies and cultures the world over but I would risk tiring out both myself and the reader."

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Now, a drone for a peeky-poo..
    Does it come installed with a shovel??

    Drone to probe Fukushima N-plant interior
    Feb 11 2018

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    A year ago "Radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant at unimaginable levels" 300 bil $ at least to clean up, 1:56 in.

  • David169

    My comment is directed to Dr. Goodheart:
    I cannot believe your article attached to your comment. At Chernobyl the Russians took corrective action. They mined under the plant and created a massive steel reinforced concrete secondary containment vessel. They literally bought all of the birdshot that was available on earth and dumped into the reactor with helicopters. They encased the entire reactor in concrete and most recently a complete steel enclosure. They had 50 tons of fissile material. They contaminated half of Europe.
    TEPCO has done nothing! And they have polluted the earth with 790 tons of fissile material. The blast in reactor #3 was a low order detonation of nuclear material or what can be called a dirty bomb. In areas of Tokyo about a 100 miles away the radiation was so high peoples feet turned black on the bottoms from walking outside with shoes on. Every living thing from bugs to flowers have mutated from the radiation. Every Japanese food source is now inspected and those foods deemed to radioactive for the Japanese to eat are being sold in other countries to unsuspecting buyers. There is no question that 3-11 was an extinction level event for the northern 2/3 of Japan and the entire North Pacific Ocean. This event is 16 times as serious as Chernobyl and the Japanese are sweeping it under the rug and dumping it in the ocean. If they do nothing the South Pacific Ocean will be devoid of life in another 10 years followed by the rest of the oceans in 50 more years.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Uranium Dioxides and Debris Fragments Released to the Environment with Cesium-Rich Microparticles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
    Feb 13 2018

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Heart, tried the link and got, "page not found."

      Grabbed another link, and one can hopefully download the whole study (PDF) here.

      Uranium Dioxides and Debris Fragments Released to the Environment with Cesium-Rich Microparticles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

      Authors: Asumi Ochiai, Junpei Imoto, Mizuki Suetake, Tatsuki Komiya, Genki Furuki, Ryohei Ikehara, Shinya Yamasaki, Gareth T W Law, Toshihiko Ohnuki, Bernd Grambow, Rodney C Ewing, Satoshi Utsunomiya

      Environ Sci Technol 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
      Department of Chemistry, Kyushu University , 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.

      February 2018

      PDF Download – Full Text Link

      ( Please be advised that this article is hosted on an external website not affiliated with

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Good sleuthing, thanks.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        "Your current credentials do not allow retrieval of the full text."

        It's clear why one of the original goals of Reddit was to allow open access to scholarly articles.

        Everyone and their uncle has their hand out now for moola.

        Didn't used to mind paying research librarians to obtain articles, but this is getting to be ridiculous.

        May have to activate my SFSU Alumnus library privileges. That should help for obtaining access to all kinds of things. A perk for all those long years of study and sacrifice, and the fees paid for lifetime alum. status.

        That would probably be wise. It's getting to be too difficult to gain access to things in the public domain.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Never thought I'd be glad for grunting my way through all those studies because of freedom of access to information it may provide. Just never occurred to me the day would come when access to information and data could be so restricted.

          Maybe nothing has really changed and the Internet has spoiled me?

          My perception is the loss of net neutrality is beginning to become apparent. Can't quite put my finger on it but some things found readily recently now seem to be scrubbed from the Internet or access is restricted to those who can pay.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Thanks for fleshing it out..

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Hi Heart, you're welcome.

          Will check your source, as there is apparently good discussion there. Not able to do much besides read the Abstract. It would be helpful to understand the full Summary and Conclusions.

          Did a browser search on, "Rodney C. Ewing," (one of the authors) and noted his work is being discussed somewhere on Facebook. Will check that out….

          You're coming up with some very good studies & data.

          Really appreciate it when we can all stop the bickering & internecine quarrels here (you aren't engaged in that) and have some reasonable discussion.

          I've missed that on Enenews. It's IMHO a much better and more productive focus for us than quarreling!
          ***Thank you.***

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            The people here who have posted for many years, collectively, have some pretty outstanding research skills.

            I appreciate being part of a group that elevates itself to the level of the deep discussions we often have here.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              And new people too (no exclusion). I'm always amazed at the depth of the research here on various subjects.

              Have just watched this dynamic in action since around late April 2011 or May 2011.

              Lurked for a bit before joining in.

              Pretty amazing.

              Oh, feel so old and jaded sometimes (reading some of this news can do that to you).

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                I think the in depth research and discussion has and is amazing, too.
                Lots of perseverance..

                • HoTaters HoTaters

                  Yes! Off to work now … and prepping Corporate tax return. Am a one-woman show here, run the Admin for the Corp., do the books, run the bus. and keep all that going … as a C-Corp. Pretty demanding.

                  Hubby runs the business and provides clean drinking water to thousands of local people here.

                  We are very blessed to be where we are.

                  But have to curtail discussion here because duty calls.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Finger to chin..
    No idea as usual..

    Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska
    Feb 13 2018

    Supposedly ONE in hundreds..
    Maybe some place in Japan ..but not Fukushima, of course.

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      It's getting almost impossible trusting "science". Especially mainstream "science".

      I think I may as well believe in magic and supernatural stuff, oh wait, I already do.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      "You don’t need to worry about atmospheric radiation from just one particle, though. 'It’s not a significant amount of radioactive debris by itself,' Murphy said. 'But it’s the implication that there’s some very small source of uranium that we don’t understand.'”

      Jah, right. It only takes one particle to cause irreparable damage.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    "Not a significant amount" ?? Says who?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    If America Wasn’t America, The United States Would Be Bombing It
    Feb 12 2018

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      America does kind of bomb itself. Yesterday I saw two "chemtrails" or geo-nengineered farts. They were parallel to each other, and I guess about a mile high. Very thick lines across the sky. Both lines just stopped at the same spot in the sky but went on for as far as my eyes could see to the east. Unless both planes ran out of fuel at the same time and crashed that is proof enough of chemtrails to me. soft bombs

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Uni, they've been laying it down thick here. Making it extremely windy and dry, cold. I think we're being droughted out while youz guys farther east and north are being frozen out, snowed under.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Hi everyone, would like to remind you all today you CAN make a difference when you make your voices heard. Often that is more demonstrable on the local and county government level.

    Last week found an Agenda Item (Consent Item) on the City Council Agenda here. The City was entering negotiations to build two cell phone towers in my city. One of them would have been placed in a local park, right next to my house.

    Went on the NextDoor app., and posted re: not wanting the tower placed there. Lots of controversy ensued.

    Friends there posted to local Facebook groups. Many people there are aware of the risks of EMF and RF, RFR, ELF exposures (non-ionizing radiation). We got great input from UC Davis grad researchers, people in medicine, science, and generally well informed, "awake" individuals.

    Collectively we must have sent dozens of e-mails to the City Council, City Manager, and Planning Director. The Council told me/us at the meeting, "the public became aware of this issue less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Nonetheless we had a LOT of e-mails expressing opposition to the siting of this tower."

    I'm the only person who was actually able to go and attend the meeting, and give my point of view.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Felt bold enough and empowered enough by the comments of others to go before the Council, Mayor, Asst. City Manager/Head of Planning and tell them on no uncertain terms we collectively:

      1.) Would hold them responsible for any adverse health effects due to siting a tower near our homes and local park;
      2.) Would hold them responsible for any loss of property value;
      3.) Would hold them responsible for any moving costs associated with having to move due to RF/EMF illnesses and exposure, and;
      4.) Would do whatever was necessary to make them pay for moving costs, should we need to move.

      AND stated the public/residents would use the activist system, legal system, and the media to the fullest extent possible to make all the above harms/potential harms known to all….

      Well, the Council contacted the cell tower contractor and told them there was fierce local opposition.

      The Council agreed (by formal vote):
      1.) To not site the tower near the Park;
      2.) To consider only the other tower site, some 0.4 or 0.5 miles from residences (guesstimate), (but sadly near a slough/wildlife area);
      3.) To review the existing cell tower installations and "pull back" if necessary from them; (need clarification on that, does it mean they'll re-site the towers if deemed potentially harmful?)
      4.) To engage the public in all future discussions of proposed towers or towers being considered prior to entering into negotiations.

      Major victory for us. (cont.)

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        AND Dr. Moskowitz cites the Dept. of Interior notified the FCC (in 2013?) the FCC needs to review its cell tower safety regulations. The Dept. of Interior cited all kinds of damage to wildlife, aquatic life, the biosphere and ecosystem damage due to cell tower radiation.

        So I sent all of that to the City Council. To back up my assertions. I think that, along with what others said, really gave our assertions "teeth" so to speak.

        I was more or less discredited by the local newspaper which basically attempted to pooh-pooh EMF sensitivity… but that's to be expected.

        Anyway, my point is YOU CAN make a difference!

        Lots of information online will tell you cities and local government often does shut its people down and ignores them. They build these things out in neighborhoods and in environmentally sensitive areas.

        The research on this (proven harm) is at the point where people can use that AND make their legal arguments have teeth.

        We have reached the "tipping point" on this one. So be encouraged!

        If you have the data from credible sources AND get your legal position right, you can do a lot!

        Am humbled by the response and support I got from others locally on this one. Live in a wonderful community of people who are looking out for each other. That's HUGE.

        By contrast, in nearby Davis, the residents were shut down and a tower was built near homes. We have to keep on fighting….

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Am turning into a reluctant and erstwhile activist. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it.

          Now would like to write a couple of news articles (not sure where to publish yet) to point out the City Council was responsive. (And this is how it should be dealt with).

          Some say they're just doing their job and they want to avoid lawsuits.

          It would also be nice to interview Dr. Moskowitz and get his take on this. And to write an article on EMF sensitivity, potential harm from cell towers – in short, a summary of his research, and the research from others which he cites.

          The guy is brilliant. W/O being able to cite his research, I doubt we'd be able to pull this off!

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      We got the siting of the tower in a bad location KILLED. We got the City to possibly review the safety of existing structures/towers/equipment. We got them to tell us they'd keep us informed in the future. AND it's formal and on the record.

      I'd read a lot of info. stating the municipalities and counties typically don't respond in this manner to residents' concerns.

      However, Dr. Moskowitz' site (will try to find a link but you can find him in a browser search) states the following:

      Per 1996 or 1998 legislation (Congress?), municipalities and local governments cannot refuse cell tower installations. However, they CAN be held liable for damages attendant to the citing of those towers, and harm from the equipment placed on them.

      So am guessing stating we'd hold them accountable was the key thing….

      Plus we cited a TON of studies showing harm from EMF, RF, RFR, ELF.

      Dr. Moskowitz has an absolutely amazing database going on this.

      His work (and studies cited) show there have been OVER 877 studies done showing harmful effects from non-ionizing radiation such as that emitted by smart meters, cell phones, cell towers, etc.

      His comments on one study cite four different kinds of serious oxidative stress and cellular, blood damage and DNA damage from RF/RFR (cell towers in particular). Dr. Moskowitz nailed it.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Sorry went on so long there. Think the electrosmog issue is a growing concern for all of us.

      We collectively have ionzing AND non-ionizing radiation coming at us. As if the ionizing radiation weren't enough.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Here's Dr. Moskowitz' site, or one where he posts often.

        There is more at this site about the FCC/Dept. of Interior interaction, the 877 studies, etc.

        Cell Tower Health Effects

        Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

        "Scientific and policy developments regarding the health effects of electromagnetic radiation exposure from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, and other wireless technology"


        Separate sources from Dr. Moskowitz' site, great info & data:


        Biological Effects

        There are two undisputed health effects that can occur with exposure to high levels of RF energy.

        o Heating of the human body

        o Electrostimulation (RF shocks and burns)


        Dr. Moskowitz emphasizes it's very important to study the NON-THERMAL effects of non-ionizing radiation exposure. Therein much of the harm is hidden from plain view.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          North Island Spring Grotto

          A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)

          The BioInitiative Report [Download the Complete Report]


          I'm so very grateful to people in my community for finding these resources and pointing them out online, on Facebook and NextDoor. Had read about Dr. Moskowitz' work, but didn't know he had such a depth and breadth of experience on these issues.

          Have been making reference to his work for years, and didn't even know who he was.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Hi everyone, apologies for not posting the info. on non-ionizing radiation & Dr. Moskowitz on the General Discussion/Non-Nuclear Issues Forum.

      Did a lot of forum-hopping and going back & forth between that & this article.

      Didn't realize this got posted in the wrong area.

      Mea culpa.

  • Can you recon…

    Daft Punk – 'Aerodynamic'

    Hopein so…

  • SadieDog

    “TOKYO (Reuters) – A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay around 1.1 billion yen ($10 million) to a group of Fukushima residents, local media reported, nearly seven years after the company's reactor meltdowns in northeastern Japan.
    A group of 321 people residents from Minami-soma in Fukushima prefecture had sought around 11 billion yen in damages in a class action suit, according to the reports.”

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Flash Traffic!!!!

    Scientists from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have discovered what they claim is an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the uranium which is used in nuclear fuel and bombs.
    A "highly unusual aerosol particle containing a very small amount of enriched uranium" was tracked at an altitude of seven kilometers above Alaska's Aleutian Islands, according to a US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study published by the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.

    The scientists underscored that the particle with the enriched uranium-235 was spotted for the first time in twenty years of observations. The uranium-235 is specifically used for making nuclear fuel and bombs.

  • I will answer the question. The problem of an huge population entering unhealthy old years, whilst there are no good jobs for millennial to “support” the old people, has been solved. Enter 2 cycles of Grand Minimum, and we get disease, poor crop production, bad economics.

    Don’t be scared, be prepared.

    Stock out.
    From: Lot's Wife

    Subject: Cosmic rays and mortality connected

    Here’s a study showing positive correlation between mortality and global cosmic rays. See Table 1 by going to site. Note the significant differentials in mortality in those 75 years and above. Death is far more likely in aged people in periods of high cosmic ray exposure.

    With regard to exposure from Fukushima’s ongoing releases, we can assume they are additive to the Universe’s contributions

  • Cesium Sponge Cesium Sponge

    Lester Holt told me everything was fine, Tokyo 2020 will be fun.

  • J.

    Members of this site may be interested in Safecast.

    There are useful maps showing radiation in Japan and elsewhere.

    A kit for building a detector — to contribute to the maps — is available.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      J; Thanks. Safecast. Well done presentations! Amazing really. My reservation is that they seem to be unaware of the ECRR and the inaccuracy of the ICRP dosimetry system. Its no small matter.

      Fooled by measurement. This is a big deal. Scores of young school students from around the world tromped around Fukushima with meters, declaring that all was safe, even as the wildlife suffered deformations, small brains and all sorts of horrors. Safecast seems to make the same incredible blunder as the schoolchildren. To be fair, the IAEA and UNSCEAR and the rest make the same blunder. This does not speak well about our species intelligence.

      A kind of litmus test for me is unit 4. Safecast repeats the same TEPCO narrative that all is safely dealt with in unit 4…a complete success story and on schedule even. Yet Stohl et al as well as isotope ratio studies from as far away as europe indicated…and confirmed initial onsite reports…of large radioactive releases from unit 4. A point that seems to be missed is that the nuke reactor blew up. This issue of unit 4 is no small deal to be shrugged off as a success story. Even the story of the storage of what fuel could be retrieved was misleading. Simply said, there was no room in the common spent fuel pool and unit 6 allegedly had to make room. There is another story with dry casks. This issue will be even more critical if they get any fuel out of the other units.

      How could safecast not know about Busby and the ECRR?

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        what value are sievert readings when the poison is in the form of nano particle alloys adrift like little glass spears (radiologically speaking), accumulating in hot spots within organisms? To read the Safecast report is to go away thinking its well under control, that TEPCO is opening up to new levels of transparency for the new age, that radiation levels are inconsequential…

        meanwhile, fukushima monkeys have small brains and autism. The same must be true for ape-man, if it needs to be spelled out. No doubt all will be blamed on a virus calling for required vaccines, or global warming. Shame on ape-man and ape-men and women scientists!

        Small head size and delayed body weight growth in wild Japanese monkey fetuses after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

  • J.


    Your comments are all valid so far as I can tell. Gundersen and Kaltofen have also made clear that ordinary measurements by geiger counter cannot detect hot particles, which are a serious danger and carried on air currents.

    That said, despite very gnawing wariness of Safecast in the early days, my sense is that these folks are serious, sincere, and astudiously apolitical and non-activist. That stance is necessary for them to be able to do their good work. I respect that stance.

    At the same time, I hope Safecast can make their units available as complete tools not needed asssembly, at modest cost. That would enable more ordinary citizens to do the testing that they can, including things like vacuum filters, home air filters, clothing put out to dry in the air, and so forth. People need to be doing this daily in some places, a procedure that so far as I've seen to date, no organization is promoting.

    BTW, note the new 'Solar Nano' device on Safecast. I only skimmed it. Could this gadget be good enough to grab hot particle measurements? So far it all seems to be analysis of paper filters and such . . .

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      J…thanks for that thoughtful reply. As long as their meters read in microseiverts, they are already off by many hundreds of times, according to the ECRR. I like the smooth Kaltofen, but even he applies ICRP extrapolations to hot particles. I posted a recent study that amazingly admitted the tragedy of depleted uranium ammunition. This is an example of the remarkable error of using sieverts as a measure of radiation danger.

      The Safecast group does an exceptional job in presentations. …but that exceptionalism seems to play right into the mainstream/TEPCO narrative, as pointed out above. Again, how could safecast NOT be aware of the unit four controversy, Stohl, Busby and ECRR, the nano particle form…and I didnt read all their stuff, but did they mention all the deformities and stuff? Their coverage of unit 4 was glaring. Maybe they need to read up? Or they are sufficiently convinced of TEPCO and the ICRP and IAEA?

      From my view, the error in radiation danger of the different sources is the main thing. Without understanding that, all is misleading and all seems OK, just like they say it is. Whatever the deeper truth, Im certain everything is not ok…

  • J.

    Code Shutdown,

    Thanks for the comments.

    I saw today from Fairewinds that Helen Caldicott has a new book out, Sleepwalking to Armageddon, about nuclear risks. I wonder whether it addresses any of the issues you raise above.

    DU horror are well documented. The measurement issue may or may not be related. That's not clear to me. However, years ago, a New York newspaper paid out of pocket for expensive, sensitive tests to be done on a sick serviceman suffering from 'Gulf War Syndrome.' He had high levels of radiation in his body.

    Routine tests conducted by the VA would not have identified the contamination — and they refused to do any tests in the first place. The details of the tests the newspaper paid for aren't fresh in my memory now.

    Returning to the kind of testing promoted by Safecast: I wonder whether you are aware of any commercially available geiger counters that would provide measurements other than the microsieverts value, and would provide information to ordinary laypersons about radiation in their communities. If so, perhaps Safecast could make use of that information.

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