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)

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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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  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Lol, theres and easier way.
    None of the formula or equation for predicting eclipses and other astronomical phenomena work with anything other than planets being spherical. And the predictions work; therefore Earth is a sphere.
    Learn to speak Kepler… The Music of the Spheres

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      …but I can see; we're not on the same page…

      • slandermen Deadboy

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        Again, not shit I made up.

        • slandermen Deadboy

          This is some pretty advanced quantum crypto shit.

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          • danger kitty danger kitty

            What is that, a weird kind of random word generator. Maybe the verbal equivalent of the Princeton eggs. Do you know about those? They went crazy on 9/11. Anything can be an oracle, birds in the sky, even the daily newspaper.
            I don't like the sound of some of those words, the word melt stands out. Also plastic serve. I'm afraid that would be our dear fearless leaders. Lip service.

            • slandermen Deadboy

              It's a universe generator actually, space impossible.

              • danger kitty danger kitty

                A universe generator, huh . Coming to a Walmart near me anytime soon ?
                Speaking of that, I'd appreciate if you would use your power of "mere thoughts" to bring Southern California some late-season rains. I've not caught up on all the fuel load burning I need to do to be safe this fire season. Thanks in advance.

                • slandermen Deadboy

                  I'm not that good. Something listened to my mere thoughts, that's all I'm saying. You may get a lot of water, not sure if it'll be from rain though.

                  In a more general sense maybe you should join a demonstration Nestle can help you by serving you some of their water in plastic bottles? Kinda like in Michigan.

                  • danger kitty danger kitty

                    Deadboy, I have a well. But thanks.
                    Your idea of getting seeds in the hands of people is cool. Why don't you try some propagating? Doesn't take much space to raise ceilings and then sell them for a buck or two. Decades ago a guy near here raised native trees in little sleeves, about a half gallon of dirt. Sold them for five bucks a piece. I have several that are now 25 ft tall.
                    Cape Chestnut is cool. Rare around here, but I take care of a few.

                • slandermen Deadboy

                  Ironically we're still getting rain here, off-season.

                • slandermen Deadboy

                  That means it's warmer than typically, btw.

            • danger kitty danger kitty

              The eggs are independent random number generators located in various parts of the world. On 9/11, they went locked into unison, statistically. All singing the same song. And that occurred several hours BEFORE 9/11.
              Bystander effect? Now we are all horrified bystanders. It was not the planes that did it that's the horrifying part.

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Thanks, Jebus. Leave it to Wiki to rain on a parade. Our gatekeeper.

      Interesting that one of the critics said the stock market was a more reliable indicator of emotional state of large groups of people. I've always said that economic policy and transactions resembled a neurosis more than anything else. You always see headlines like the stock market is jittery, and consumer confidence is low. Often times those levels of confidence or jittery bear no relationship to what is actually happening. What a way to run a railroad

  • So you guys are in a forum on a topic that's supposed to be for convincing people that Fukushima is a major world ending problem discussing if the earth is round or flat?

    Ya aught to be ashamed of yourselves…

    I'm not one that believes in Medication to combat mental illness but if you think for a second the earth is flat or we didn't really land on the moon or someone blew up the twin towers with explosives seek medical attention immediately…

    And let's try to keep the complete fairy tale bullshit in off topic and try to save this forum for real problems like…

    "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"

    …no wonder so many people think the whole radiation problem is a made up lie talked about only by crazy people.

    And if they weren't convinced all they would have to do is come here and read about the earth being flat, yea that'll convince them you are all not totally off your rockers…

    Wowsers with a crate of Thorazine on top.

  • One day in the nuclear age

    They may understand our rage

    They build machines they can't control
    And bury the waste in a great big hole…

    Deadly for twelve thousand years
    Is carbon 14

    We work the black seam – Sting

    Documentary: The Battle of Fukushima:

    https://youtu.be/kgDMyhSkhTM

  • Eh Code, that "Change the System" post at nukepro, I converted to draft (means it won't show on the site or on searches) until I get time to make a cleaned up copy, or if you get the time.

  • fro a comment at Fox

    Google the Wigner effect. Radiation creates gaps in the material structures, weakening them. Post Fukushima the amount of radiation in upper atmosphere went way I and I have logged much of it as Beta ray (not just cosmic rays which are gamma rays)

    The combination of a Quiet Solar Cycle letting more Cosmic in, plus the Radiation added by Fukushima, and also a fairly unquantified amount added by SRM (Chemtrails) have been contributing for years to progressive damage to systems in aircraft. The results are now showing in increase airline incidents.

    Here is how "Quiet Sun" decreases our shield and lets more GCR Galactic Cosmic Rays (which are gamma) in to our atmosphere.

    http://www.nukepro.net/2018/02/cosmic-rays-are-affected-by-solar.html

    Here is some basic information on Radiation at Altitude

    http://www.nukepro.net/2015/12/radiation-at-altitude.html

    I am trying to find my testing results from 2015 in aircraft, will post if I can find, spent 15 minutes and just have to do other stuff right now.

    And some basics on SRM

    http://www.nukepro.net/2016/08/srm-solar-radiation-management-geo.html

  • stock here – Interesting video by Strontium Milks — UH Researcher Breaks it down but still has much of the "party line" makes the mistake of the "Banana Comparison". Still, it's an interesting discussion.

    http://www.nukepro.net/2018/05/uh-dr-dulai-presents-on-pacific-ocean.html

    We are very possibly in a timeframe over the next several weeks of the release of several atomic bombs of radiation into the Pacific, much much less than Fukushima, but this will include much "fresher" radionuclides that have not half lifed away. You should review your protocols for avoidance of uptake into your body, review this blog or contact me directly if you need help. Any people near the Korean Peninsula, Japan, in the Pacific, and USA and Canada should be especially concerned.

    North Korea, in an accelerated and perhaps even desperate attempt to look good in the world's eye, is going to blow up the tunnels that form the nuclear test site. In all likelihood, this mountain was already "toast" in terms of further testing, so it is kind of a political play.

    • slandermen Deadboy

      What is an "UH" researcher?

      Are these the same guys that go like "UH, I dunno but wow dude, it when that cheque I got passed and then I wasn't doing anything because I'm a piece of shit and uh, I dunno, I'm confused but there's something in the water but it's probably not toxic industrial nuke shit and maybe if when that time you will have paid us more to research the possibility of consideration then that's when I'll have more money"

      When they're supposed to monitor tritium levels?

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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/04/russian-sea-monsters-rudderless-reactors-on-the-high-seas/

    No wonder the biggest insurance companies on Earth refuse to sell accident coverage to reactor operators. Lovers of nuclear power hate this social problem like the plague since it gives their science a bad name and makes their “clean and safe” sales pitch look like snake oil. The same pro-nuclear “small government” and “free market” enthusiasts pretend it isn’t big corporate welfare for the federal Price-Anderson Act to cover reactor disaster claims above $12.6 billion with tax-payer-funded liability insurance. (Utilities would never “risk the farm” by running their reactors without the handout; they’d sooner shut them all down. Owners and stock holders rest easy saying, “The tax-paying rubes have us covered — and they don’t even know it.”)

  • sorry to interrupt the chat room here, but try some activism, all the kids are doing it.

  • As the Kilauea lava lake drainage (which happened the week before Fukushima) happens again, and portends another Tohuku style EQ, Japan quadruples down on nuclear power.

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180517/p2g/00m/0bu/030000c

  • slandermen Deadboy

    I'm too elite for this website. Sorry.

  • Who Deserves The Most "Man Points" Volcano Golf Guy VGG, or Lawn Mover Tornado Man LMTM? 2 Hilarious Pictures

    http://www.nukepro.net/2018/05/remember-lawn-mover-tornado-man-does.html

  • Do not put spies into your own house. Good thing they were just talking about hard wood (floors that is).

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/24/amazon-alexa-records-and-shares-womans-private-conversation.html

    The woman, named only as Danielle, received a phone call from one of her husband's employees in Seattle, who received a recording of the conversation. On KIRO's video, Danielle holds up a number of Echo Dots, claiming that "it was one of these that sent it."

    "We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she told KIRO news. "At first, my husband was, like, 'no you didn't!' And the (recipient of the message) said 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'oh gosh, you really did hear us.'"

  • Chapter VII and VIII added to my essay collection.
    Source: <a href = "http://analytischesozialkritik.blogsport.eu/files/2017/11/the-sign-of-the-circle.-essays-on-mathematics-and-happiness-6.pdf&quot; Password to access the full text: owlofminerva

    VII INCOMPLETENESS, CAUSALITY AND PROBABILITY (…)

    title = "VIII EPILOGUE: THE DESCRIPTIVE-PROGNOSTIC VERSUS THE DIAGNOSTIC-PRESCRIPTIVE APPROACH TO SCIENCE"

    PART 1

    As explained in the previous chapter, we as scientists must choose between explaining and predicting of reality; for one single event, there cannot be both a valid prognosis and a valid explanation.
    This chapter therefore makes the suggestion to analyse the Event “Fukushima” with a purely diagnostic-prescriptive account. That is, we try to establish a firm causal connection between usury, Fukushima and cancer rates going up – as follows: the increase of cancer is necessarily caused by Fukushima, Fukushima is necessarily caused by usury. All other possible explanations of Cancer and of Fukushima must be ruled out by a reduction ad absurdum. (If we are able to prove this, we necessarily cannot also prove that Usury will produce more nuclear disasters in future, and that Fukushima will cause higher cancer rates in the future.) This is the diagnostic part of our science.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      if we can prove that usury increases the cost of owning a home and this extra financial burden is the cause of having less free time away from work (all other things being equal) why can we not prove that usury will produce less free time in the future?

      Who is Wintermute? I sense a heavy burden of intellectualism superseding understanding. For example, an intellectual approach to understanding the taste of a lemon is always a failed one compared to eating a lemon. But the truth of this statement will not be realized by the intellect until he actually eats a lemon. Likewise, logic and intellect is not the state of understanding itself, anymore than the parts of the Bernoulli equation keeps an airplane flying

      I applaud the effort though

  • PART 2

    Given the explanation of cancer in the diagnostic part, the identification of its necessary conditions, we may proceed to establish prescriptions for future human action and social reform. The causes of Fukushima and cancer need to be removed, that is, usury needs to be removed from human society.

    The social reformer Silvio Gesell analysed how usury and a growing economy lead to the exploitation of the working class and the land. He made two suggestions or prescriptions for the future: money must be made perishable just like any other commodity; the land must become common property.

    Silvio Gesell was a radical individualist. Kevin Blanch and his favourite source for economic theory, Ezra Pound, a sympathiser of Nazi Germany, don’t understand this and therefore don’t understand society at all. It is selfish to care about your own health; it is altruist to care about money and recognition . It is thus completely wrong to attribute Fukushima to human selfishness; on the contrary, there is a profound lack of self-awareness, there is self-destructive behaviour to be found here.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      may I be direct? Your logic is slipping

      "Silvio Gesell was a radical individualist. Kevin Blanch and his favourite source for economic theory, Ezra Pound, a sympathiser of Nazi Germany, don’t understand this and therefore don’t understand society at all."

      What is the import of 'radical' and 'individualist' on the validity of some specific analysis done by Silvio? Likewise, what is the invalidating weight of Ezras sympathy of Nazi Germany on her studies of Silvio? That aside, is it certain that a misjudgement of the extent of Silvios individualism invalidates Ezras grasp of economic theory? Further, even if Kevin doesnt understand the radical nature of Silvio through Ezras writing, how does that completely invalidate his understanding of society?

      Codes axiom, 'the drop is large when the leap is huge'

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Usury itself is only a manifestation of a shortsighted greed. Mankind was just shrewd enough to invent it, but not smart enough to see its consequence.

        So, if one traces the causative forces of cancer via the economics of the nuclear industry, one finds at its base primal animal drives shared by a great many species and a level of ignorance in man that, along with his astounding group accomplishments, gives rise to a remarkably oversized ego and hubris. It is this combination of primal drives, ego, greed and hubris motivating the limited resources of human intelligence that produces the failed economic systems, political systems, and consequently the blatant unmitigated unapologetic tragedy of fallout pollution, what to say the nuclear bomb.

        The conclusion is obvious; no approach to the cancer epidemic is complete or even effective until the cause of fallout pollution is addressed. And the cause is directly and unambiguously related to our system and presumptions of economics, and their antecedents; lack of maturity, limited self awareness, and piss poor experiential realization of his subordinate, dependent, co-evolved status in a global, finite ecosphere of a complexity and cohesion beyond his capacity to grasp

        It matters not what Silvio or Ezra or Blanche say, or the labored tinker toy constructions of logic; the truth rings out. Please make a note of it

  • PART 3

    Once usury/ corporate capitalism is abolished on a global scale, human individuals may be reorganized into communist, social-democratic/socialist and anarchist/libertarian nations, depending on their personal preference. Within communist society, there will be a planned economy and no money at all, within the anarchist nation only a minimal state that grants the public properties of land and vanishing money. These communities then may compete for delivering “the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people” (Jeremy Bentham).

    „The standard of mental health – of biologically appropriate mental functioning – is the same as that of physical health: man’s survival and well-being. A mind is healthy to the extent that its method of functioning is such as to provide man with the control over reality that the support ant furtherance of his live require. The hallmark of this control is self-esteem. Self-esteem is the consequence, expression and reward of a mind fully committed to reason. Reason, the faculty that identifies and integrates the material provided by the senses, is man’s basic tool of survival. Commitment to reason is commitment to the maintenance of a full intellectual focus, to the constant expansion of one’s understanding and knowledge, to the principle that one’s actions must be consistent with one’s convictions, that one must never attempt to fake reality or place any consideration above reality, that one must never permit oneself contradictions –…

  • PART 4

    "– that one must never attempt to subvert or sabotage the proper function of consciousness” (Nathaniel Branden. Mental health versus Mysticism and Self-Sacrifice. In: Ayn Rand. The Virtue of Selfishness. A New Concept of Egoism. Signet Book, London 1964)". See also: Silvio Gesell 2011

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      I wonder…if the consciousness, devoid of external influence, were able to subvert its proper function…wouldnt that imply it had an improper function?

  • Chapter VII and VIII added to my essay collection.
    "THE SIGN OF THE CIRCLE. ESSAIS ON MATHEMATICS AND HAPPINESS"
    Source: <a href = "http://analytischesozialkritik.blogsport.eu/files/2017/11/the-sign-of-the-circle.-essays-on-mathematics-and-happiness-6.pdf&quot; Password to access the full text: owlofminerva

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      codes axiom; the mind is not happy going around in circles

      • slandermen Deadboy

        But often, the brain is quite pleased about thinking it knows more than heart.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          indeed, the human brain is overly enamored with its own greatness, when in fact its IQ is only 10 or so points above the Gorilla, and a raven has the equal problem solving ability of a seven year old human

          codes axiom 'the human brain is like a brick in the wall of civilizations penitentiary'

          • slandermen Deadboy

            Remember that time Robin Williams wasn't crushed by a female gorilla, I mean, after being subjugated, taught to learn "scientific" horseshit, etc? Was it a gorilla? I don't remember, maybe it was something transcendent.

            Yeah, I can count to two. And that fucking gorilla is better than you. Sorry, I don't mean that personally.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Koko the gorilla wanted a boyfriend. She picked out a gorilla using online pictures. That male gorilla was a rather stoic fellow who recounted his capture. To paraphrase "loud sound of guns…my mother lay on the ground, dead meat"

              He liked to listen to classical music. He never developed a romantic interest in Koko who was already fat and out of shape living white mans ways

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I guess I'll step in here and grab everyone by the private bits and force a return to the topic here.

    Tepco doesn't have a clue what they are doing.

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    As you were.

    g'night

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I thought logged out…

    oh, well.

    Don't know this story reminds of Fukushima meltdown story:

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180602/p2g/00m/0in/024000c

    lights out

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Sounds like nobody thought or cared to make provisions for the trapped animals before the flooding got real bad.
      No tranquilizer guns either, for the bear.
      The harm wasnt immediate, but it got there.

  • Jebus Jebus

    'Anti-nuclear plant newspaper' reflects on efforts to warn society on its 40th anniversary

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180601/p2a/00m/0na/012000c

  • dosdos dosdos

    For everyone out there who supports Trump, he just ordered a cessation of shutting down nuclear plants that did not pass inspection, forcing grid operators to purchase electricity from them at substantially higher prices.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The Trump administration has been preparing to invoke emergency powers granted under Cold War-era legislation to order regional grid operators to buy electricity from ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

      One likely plan, laid out in a 41-page draft memorandum posted online by Bloomberg News and Utility Dive, would favor certain power plants in the name of national security. Those plants are owned by some of the president's political allies in the coal industry.

      http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/trump_orders_energy_dept_to_ha.html

      • Does look bad, but just sick of the slant.

        Imagine that! President having dinner with business people!!! Must be corruption, felonies, impeachable!!!!!!!!

        ——————-
        First Energy's top lobbyist last year was Jeff Miller, who was campaign manager for the presidential campaign of Perry, now energy secretary. Trump attended a private dinner with Miller and a handful of political advisers in early April.
        ——————-

        and a "cold war law" MUST BE RUSSIA INVOLVED TOO! so scary!!!!!!

        see, I am sick of the slant, it is disrespectful to people's time at best.

        • earthsmith earthsmith

          Here is some slant: how about IS bad instead of LOOKS bad. Purple people where do they all come from?

          • The document is here for those who wish to form opinions based on real stuff, noted this is a leaked draft report

            https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4491203-Grid-Memo.html

            Note, the provided search function, and also a search via ctrl-f on pdf did not reveal SGFs listed. Subject generation facilities.

            Most of the document appears to be a justification of "why we have the power to do this" rather than a list of what they intend to do.

            • earthsmith earthsmith

              Precisely, why we have the power to do this. Because they want to keep the fuel supply chains profiting a few while destroying much. It also states the majority of megawatts lost to closed plant has been offset by renewables and natural gas( I'm not into fracking).
              National security? If the grid is compromised by natural disaster is foreign entities how are aging plants going to protect our national securities? Far fetched if you ask me.
              It is simply about profit on the backs of taxpayers….same song and dance. The back and forth of politics will continue as will meltdowns and mining/drilling/pipeline poisoning of the environment
              So what am I missing here…other than capitalist business as usual.
              Also not sure I get your point on why instead of intend?

              • earthsmith earthsmith

                is< should read >or

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                run outdated nuclear for purposes of national security. That doesnt sound like uber nuts corrupted inverse speak? I mean what the hell already. Emperor wears no clothes, and hes ugly.

                Funny how when the nuke plants blow up they have to rely on solar and wind…the ones they said were not only impossible but unreliable

                • DUDe DUDe

                  The Nuclear Industry’s Winners and Losers
                  As Donald Trump plays chicken with North Korea, it's worth remembering that this is also a business. Some profit; others suffer.

                  Whom do nuclear weapons protect? The answer, we are taught, is obvious. Conventional wisdom insists that atom bombs are the vile but necessary weapon protecting the nation-state and its citizenry from the biggest global threats. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist responsible for designing the first nuclear weapon, likened his creation to the “turn of the screw,” a product of modern warfare that, paradoxically, “made the prospect of future war unendurable.” The atom bomb is so good and so efficient at killing, a country wouldn’t even dare start a fight with an adversary who possesses one. And so, the logic goes, the fear of unimaginable devastation serves as the ultimate protection for the people.

                  Left in the wake of this race to nuclear modernity are people harmed and exploited along the way, grievances that date decades back to the inception of the bomb itself. In stark contrast to the romanticized image of military men and scientists tinkering with the bomb in secret laboratories was dirty, unacknowledged work done by uranium miners starting in the early twentieth century—from the pits of the Congo, Australia, and the indigenous lands of Southwest United States—who dug the Earth in horrible conditions in search for the special ingredient. While mining for weapons is no longer the norm…

                  • DUDe DUDe

                    While mining for weapons is no longer the norm (nuclear weapon states have since figured out different means, such as plutonium production, to acquire fissile material for military purposes), the physical and historical trauma was never sufficiently addressed: health problems continue to plague the families of miners and those who live around former mining towns. In the Navajo territory, there are still 500 abandoned uranium mines waiting to be cleaned. These sitting mines continue to contaminate local water supply, harming the next generation Navajo.

                    Making the bomb is half the effort; it also has to be tested to ensure efficacy. Before computer simulations, countries conducted real-time nuclear tests, oftentimes above ground, displacing front-line communities living in selected test sites. A quick study of nuclear weapons testing overtime reveal a disturbing pattern: from the heart of the Saharan Desert to the rugged terrain in Kazakhstan, tests were primarily conducted in former colonies or territories of nuclear weapon states, where the land and livelihood of people were neglected for a greater national cause. Today, some former test sites are facing health hazards and environmental catastrophe. Recent declassified information divulged that French nuclear testing in Polynesia caused significant radioactive fallout in the region, which was not publicly disclosed for almost four decades. And in the Marshall Islands, where the United States detonated more than a hundred…

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      And in the Marshall Islands, where the United States detonated more than a hundred tests in a span of 15 years, rising tides due to climate change are threatening to flood nuclear waste sites and former testing grounds. To date, nuclear weapon states have yet to fully compensate victims and address this growing environmental damage. All the while, they are allocating big budgets for their nuclear arsenals to protect vital national interests. Ironically, as nuclear weapon states pursue upgrades to their arsenal, they also insist that countries like North Korea and Iran abandon plans to develop nuclear weapons. The double-standard traps the world in a situation that increase tension and competition between nuclear haves and have-nots.

                      The American government’s renewed focus on nuclear weapons raises, again, the question taken up by protesters of the 1960s and 70s: of exactly who these weapons protect. Pomp and patriotism can obscure a more specific cast of characters—some who immensely benefit while others unjustly suffer from the nuclear weapons enterprise.
                      What would a conversation about nuclear weapons look like if we demanded recognition for those harmed by its production process?

                      "Nukes don’t grow on trees—there are, of course, nuclear weapon makers."

                      More..

                      https://newrepublic.com/article/148606/nuclear-industrys-winners-losers

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Pdf link from the article.

                      Don't bank on the bomb

                      A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers

                      Utrecht, March 2018
                      There remains a marked lack of official information available in the public domain about the use, production, transfer
                      and stockpiling of nuclear weapons, as well as about investments in companies that produce nuclear weapons.
                      PAX has strived to achieve the highest level of accuracy in reporting. The information in this report reflects official
                      information available in the public domain known to PAX.

                      https://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018_Report.pdf

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public
                      Independent watchdog agency entertained the idea Updated: 6:12 am, November 9, 2017

                      The head of the federal agency that produces U.S. nuclear weapons has privately proposed to end public access to key safety reports from a federal watchdog group that monitors ten sites involved in weapons production.

                      Frank Klotz, administrator of the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration, made the proposal to members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in an October 13 meeting in his office overlooking the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, multiple U.S. officials said.

                      Klotz contended that recent media stories about safety lapses that relied partially on the board’s weekly disclosures were potentially counterproductive to the NNSA’s mission, the officials said. His solution was presented as the Trump administration considers an acceleration and expansion of nuclear warhead production at the federally-owned sites inspected by the board in eight states, including California, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Tennessee

                      Four of the safety board’s five members heard Klotz’s appeal, and one of them — Bruce Hamilton, a Republican — responded by drafting and briefly circulating a proposal among the members to stop releasing the board’s weekly and monthly accounts of safety concerns at nuclear weapons factories and laboratories.

                      https://www.publicintegrity

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Key sites proposed for nuclear bomb production are plagued by safety problems
                      Billions of dollars are at stake in a forthcoming Trump administration decision, but contender sites Los Alamos and Savannah River have struggled to handle plutonium safely

                      Recent internal government reports obtained by the Center for Public Integrity have warned that workers at these plants have been handling nuclear materials sloppily, or have failed to monitor safety issues aggressively.

                      Personnel at Savannah River, for example, came dangerously close to a lethal nuclear accident in January 2015, when the stirring mechanism for a tank that held plutonium solution failed. Flecks of plutonium sank to the bottom of the tank, close enough for their neutrons to interact in a way that threatened to kick off a nuclear chain reaction – known as a criticality – that could have killed everyone in the room and spread radioactivity.

                      Since then, the site’s nuclear materials operations have been conducted under special oversight by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an Energy Department component that produces warheads for the military. A group of senior Energy Department engineers and physicists concluded in a report in March, however, that while the unusual arrangement has brought some improvements, it hasn’t fixed key problems.

                      https://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/05/01/21722/key-sites-proposed-nuclear-bomb-production-are-plagued-safety-problems

  • Also for those commenting at nukepro…and receiving no response.

    Google has shadow banned me from commenting at my own blog. They have also screwed up the formatting, making almost everything overlap.

    I must be getting effective, LOL

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      stock, can you still put up articles and add to them?
      For my taste, you should correct your article on the blob meltout, fukushima unit4.

      First IR photo seems to be unit 2. No IR signal on the actual unit four IR photo where the blob is. So you know there is a problem with the theory right there.

      The corium blob theory comes from a young fellow whos name escapes me at the moment. People glommed onto it, unwilling to think for themselves. The gentleman in question made a video. But he didnt get it right. Geometry and everything…

      So Ive corrected that several times, and added a new possible theory. (really old by now actually). The two diametrically opposed holes on the north and south walls may have been caused by a heat exchanger blowing up. The gold and white stuff may be remnants of that. Then, after much water was poured on the building, along with a quite likely stop leak material, made its way out of that hole, covering the original gold/white stuff. Just a theory of course, but it fits the facts, where the theory you propose does not.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I most likely got a link to this data here a while back…

    https://www.osti.gov/pages/servlets/purl/1240634

    Lines 35-41:
    "[…] Individual northern fur seal samples were below minimum
    detectable activity concentrations of 137Cs and 134Cs, but when composited, northern fur seal tissues tested positive for trace quantities of both isotopes. Radiocesium was detected at an activity concentration of 37.2 mBq 134Cs kg -1 f.w. (95% CI:35.9-38.5) and 141.2 mBq 137Cs kg-1 f.w. (95% CI: 135.5-146.8).

    The measured isotopic ratio was 0.26 (95% CI: 0.25-0.28). The Fukushima nuclear accident released 134Cs and 137Cs in roughly equal quantities, but by the date of harvest in July 2014, this ratio was 0.2774, indicating that this population of seals has likely been exposed to small quantities of Fukushima-derived radiocesium.[…]"

    37 mBq is 37 million becquerels right?

    and kg-1 seems like just a minute of weight. I can't see much on quick search engine ride. Here is something, maybe: https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/5033/what-does-the-notation-kg-kg-1-for-units-mean-for-specific-humidity

    What are they calling small quantities?

    37 million bq in a dimensionless space

    I bet I could not slice off 1 kg^-1 with a razor blade. Well, maybe? Dunno.

    Line 47-48:

    "radionuclide quantities detected are small and no impact is expected as a result of the measured radiation exposure, either in northern fur seal or human populations…

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "human populations […]"

    "Radioactivity or the strength of radioactive source is measured in units of becquerel (Bq). 1 Bq = 1 event of radiation emission or disintegration per second. One becquerel is an extremely small amount of radioactivity. … 1 kBq = 1000 Bq, 1 MBq = 1000 kBq, 1 GBq = 1000 MBq."

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjN1tehn7bbAhWl5YMKHbHqAisQFghAMAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccohs.ca%2Foshanswers%2Fphys_agents%2Fionizing.html&usg=AOvVaw1xIIGkSOnAhJ2MvWzINr_4

    Doesn't 37 million bq equal a curie? If there is a curie on each hair of a fur seal, it would be one pissed of animal. (and dead)

    I should not try to think I scare myself. I probably read it wrong, but then again "“It’s a disaster of unseen proportions”"

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    https://www.nature.com/articles/srep19915 Ok, this is the one I probably got from you guys.

    "How to cite this article: Mészáros, R. et al. Predictability of the dispersion of Fukushima-derived radionuclides and their homogenization in the atmosphere. Sci. Rep. 6, 19915; doi: 10.1038/srep19915 (2016)."

    I think a scholarly article on "The predictability of nuclear power dependents to lie their asses off."

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    … "The predictability of nuclear power dependents to lie their asses off." is a study long overdue.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Check it out, an air purifier that works at the .1 nanometer scale.

    https://molekule.com/technology

    Atomic scale! https://hypertextbook.com/facts/1996/MichaelPhillip.shtml

    They need a big one at Fukushima. Maybe mount it on top of unit three in that big beer can

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Extreme fog (radiation induced?) on Fukushima cam http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

    Seems a bit thick

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    It's 79 degrees, humidity is 44 percent. Wind 2 mph. It's almost 12 pm, Sunny skies.

    This might be one of those radiation-induced fogs

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Rastafarishima

  • Italy has its own wrecking ball, Trump type leader now. Sick of the EU, attacking Soros, its perfect.

    Slaves of the European Union? No, thanks! I can’t wait for Italy, with our government, to regain its sovereignty to defend the national interest in any way possible. Unacceptable intrusion from a European bureaucrat in Italy’s elections. The immigration policies and economic sacrifices imposed by the European Union have been a disaster and will be rejected by the free vote of Italians. European bureaucrats calm down. League will always defend our fisheries and the agriculture of Italy. Enough with the European standards that slaughter our businesses and our territory!

    • DUDe DUDe

      "Enough with the European standards that slaughter our businesses and our territory!"

      I thought it was all the environmental/public health regulations that brought Murica to its gangreening state..but it was actually Europe where we don't have to stay out of the sun in fear of getting "manhandled" by a triggerhappy israeli trained racist cop..so far at least..
      Thanks..who would have thought..

      Ironic , you seem to be fueled with hatred..its ok if you do it huh. I think your puppetmaster's have a clearer view where your "buttons" are located then you do..

  • Soros goes on to blame Russia for italy attacking Soros. Seriously.

    Salvini's League and the 5-Star Movement struck a deal Thursday on a coalition government which will work towards "putting Italians first" (and potentially making life for Europe a living hell with the ongoing threat of Quitaly, which according to JPMorgan may be Rome's best outcome), ending five days of market volatility and political chaos.

    In response, George Soros flipped out, openly suggesting that Salvini might be financed by Vladimir Putin, saying he is "very worried about Russia's influence on Europe in general and on the new Italian government."

    • Epiphany — China can be "bought" into the NWO, esp by the SDR's.

      Russia cannot be bought.

      After Japan caved on NWO by Hillary "granting" them untested rights to American food markets after Fukushima.

      Russia must be made the enemy of "the free world", re: the slave world of the super rich.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      who are these NWO perpetrators?

      'the Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Club, Club of Rome, Council on Foreign Relations, Rhodes Trust, Skull and Bones, Trilateral Commission, and similar think tanks and private clubs, are illuminated conspirators plotting to impose a totalitarian New World Order—the implementation of an authoritarian world government controlled by the United Nations and a global central bank, which maintains political power through the financialization of the economy, regulation and restriction of speech through the concentration of media ownership, mass surveillance, widespread use of state terrorism, and an all-encompassing propaganda that creates a cult of personality around a puppet world leader and ideologizes world government as the culmination of history's progress.'

      in fact, they are the globalists whos capitalist playground is the world. Trump has to be their friends and give them tax breaks and let them exploit U.S. lands and waters so that he can fight them and make america greatagain. Its so obvious

      http://theglobalelite.org/globalists/

  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    This can't be good 🙁

    "Large fire ravages Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, tons of water poured in by planes"
    https://www.rt.com/news/428807-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-fire/

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Support the troops. Now and then. Just not THESE troops. Leave them to suffer and die. Let them rot in legal Hell. Let them get cancer and die. Fuck those US TROOPS, right!

    Thanks America for being you. Thanks, American corporate controlled judges. Thanks, US media. No, seriously, you suck

    https://www.courthousenews.com/sailors-fight-to-keep-fukushima-radiation-case-in-us/

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Watch this video and relax.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ4hsUE9zU8

    When it is over, the sailors of the USS Ronald Reagan will still be dying. So, get your relax on.

    (This message is for the U.S. Government and their sad sack shit

  • DarkStorm DarkStorm

    Wow, the board is back up? I quit trying months ago when it looked to be up for sale……No one really knows me but hey all, good to see everyone who is still here.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Smallville season 4 episode 21. "Forever" Having failed to be accepted into a university, student collects classmates for imprisonment in a replica of the high school.

      No new articles since January.

  • Just checking in from a long time away.

    Miss you all…

    If there are any recent (need to know) updates, please link em.

    I will do my usual snooping around and see if I can't find some more uptodate information. It's been awhile since we've had a good update.

    Also Is the cam still monitoring? If so, How is Reactor 1 decommissioning going? (this is the main reactor I feared naturally), so I would love to hear any updates on its decommission. (if there are any) lmao-

    Like wise,
    Love you all.
    Cheers,
    Tacomagroove-

  • Cesium Sponge Cesium Sponge

    Helen Caldicott is a soulless Australian banshee.

    I just wanted to begin with saying that, because if – Reactor #2 falls into the Pacific Ocean like David Suzuki said, then it’s “bye bye Japan”. Well, lately I have been feeling like I am living in the “San Diego Prefecture”, a highly-radiated military city.

    Things are bad. The tide pools of La Jolla are empty, I’ve seen them with my own eyes – and so has Kevin Blanch. Chemtrails are sprayed continually, sometimes it looks as if the pilots are playing tic-tac-toe in the sky. Military is out of control – what’s the point of fighting Syria, Iran, or North Korea when the entire biosphere is being nuked?

    – Can’t wait for the Olympics in Tokyo!!!

  • I just had to "take" the 1000th comment on this article. LOL

    stock out

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Japanese residents are fighting a government proposal to use soil contaminated with radiation from the area of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for agriculture and road construction. https://sputniknews.com/asia/201806181065527983-japan-citizens-reject-Fukushima-incident/

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Radioactive tanks and bags at Fukushima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgr1efbRoD0

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Dutchsinse said the Japanese had all the radioactive debris was palletized and buried in three days. And then ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the nuclear god

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Large amount of cesium fallout accumulated in Tokyo bay
    http://www.asyura2.com/17/genpatu49/msg/841.html

    Tepco workers vomiting and dying. Nothing to see here. Move along. Go shopping. https://johosokuhou.com/2018/06/07/6272/

    You will need to translate the page

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Kyodo news – whole story – translation.

    "TEPCO 6 days, afternoon 50s male worker of the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima is the same day, collapsed in off-site of the nuclear power plant after work, it announced that died at a hospital has been confirmed. Causal relationship of cause of death and, work and death are unknown."

    Yahoo news:

    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180606-00000574-san-soci

    The first nuclear power plant workers Fukushima fall in off-site after the death vomiting

    6/6 (water) 19:41 delivery

    Sankei Shimbun

     TEPCO 6 days, the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima (Okuma, Futaba-cho), the fall in the off-site after the work is in their 50s male workers of collaborating companies, announced that death has been confirmed in a hospital. Causal relationship between cause of death and work are unknown.

    " According to TEPCO male workers to wear protective clothing, engaged in the dismantling of the scaffold to use for painting of pollution for water tank from the same day 8:00 am. 10:00 am 40 minutes around the break time, vomiting in the toilet, was also vomiting again to 0 at around 45 pm after lunch. Then, 1 hour 45 minutes around afternoon at the office of the partner companies that are outside the site, collapsed at the time who had a conversation with a colleague, has been transported to the Futaba Medical Center at 4:00 death has been confirmed afternoon."

    C

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Causal relationship between cause of death and work are unknown."

    The worker probably just felt like vomiting to death. Perhaps because he missed being at the plant.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    85 degrees… 50-60% humidity… paper suit… radioactive environment. What could go wrong? R.I.P.

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