Lies? Top Japan officials and Tepco all now claim Fukushima contamination is staying inside port and not reaching Pacific — Yet Tokyo scientist already revealed 44% of water in port flows out into ocean every day (VIDEOS)

Published: September 6th, 2013 at 6:05 pm ET


NHK, Sept. 6, 2013:  The NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) says […] that water contamination has not spread outside the port for the plant.

NHK, Sept. 6, 2013: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga […] ruled out any effects on the sea of tainted water leaked from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. He said the leakage only affects waters in the port at the plant. (Watch Suga’s speech here)

Tepco President Naomi Hirose

Kyodo News, Sept. 6, 2013: The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. has stressed that radioactive water which leaked from a storage tank at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has not reached the ocean waters beyond the port of the seaside plant. “Judging from the results of our monitoring 3 kilometers offshore, there has been no impact on the waters or the wider ocean,” TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said in the message posted on the company’s English website Thursday afternoon. “We believe that the impact on the surrounding waters is limited to the area within the port of the power plant,” he said. […]

Video of Tepco President Naomi Hirose (At 1:00 in): “We believe that the impact on the surrounding waters is limited to the area within the port of the power plant, and that judging by the result of monitoring three kilometers offshore, there has been no impact on the water or the wider ocean.”

However, several months ago Professor Jota Kanda (Vice Dean at the Graduate/Undergraduate Faculty of Marine Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) calculated the exchange rate of water from the harbor/port at Fukushima Daiichi into Pacific Ocean. Every day, nearly half (0.44 or 44%) of the water inside the harbor is exchanged with ocean water from outside the harbor:

Watch Kanda explain the exchange rate here (relevant part at 14:00 in)

Published: September 6th, 2013 at 6:05 pm ET


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101 comments to Lies? Top Japan officials and Tepco all now claim Fukushima contamination is staying inside port and not reaching Pacific — Yet Tokyo scientist already revealed 44% of water in port flows out into ocean every day (VIDEOS)

  • norbu norbu

    This seems to fit… continuation: (plural continuations)
    The act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.
    That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on.

    A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally
    Get your story straight.

  • rockyourworld

    they ae being made to lie

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Lies? Really, need you ask?

  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    Sounds like TEPCO is desperate and using MAGICAL THINKING..
    I would believe there is minimal/semi-tolerable contamination reaching the ocean if; there was a set of ship-locks installed at the entrance to the harbor, and these locks were operated only on flood tide.., if there was a second breakwater built outside the original seawall, and it connects to the shore 1000meters further up&down the beach..
    plus an icewall drilled into the sea bottom under the breakwaters..
    plus suction dredge 5-sq.Km of the seabottom picking up all the hot debris blown into the sea on 3-11.., there's plenty of cleanup left to do.
    ..the list of cleanup chores is nearly endless, but we'll eventually get there if there's no further subterfuge, infiltration, sabotage.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      And if Tepco didn't have a very long track record of outright lies, already exposed as such.

      Tepco-Schlepco, we schmooze and deceive the public to our hearts' content.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I totally disagree with this statement:
      "we'll eventually get there if there's no further subterfuge, infiltration, sabotage."

      The nuclear industry needs to take responsibility for its own failed technology. The geology of the site of Fukushima and everything done since 3/11 by TEPCO will be responsible for this colossal failure. Blaming it now and ahead of time on "subterfuge, infiltration, sabotage" is pure disinformation. The melted cores are already so far down in the earth there is no way to stop the pouring of radioactive nuclides into the Pacific. There has already been so much nuclear waste dumped into the Pacific from Fukushima and incinerated in Japan the radiation levels in Denver, CO are up 900%.

      All walls will simply cause the groundwater to overflow over every barrier and cause the nuclear reactors to sink into the ground and into the ocean.

      Putting a nuclear power plant and nuclear weapons plant above an underground river, on porous sedimentary rock and landfill, and over an aquifer, over an active geologic fault, ignoring and falsifying safety check failures for many years, and putting MOX fuel in an old reactor never built to handle MOx fuel, putting the reactor site on the ocean shore and lowering that shore even more in an area prone to historically huge tsunamis—what else could have gone wrong? Sealing up the vents so that they could not have been opened manually when needed to prevent a meltdown,

    • hbjon hbjon

      Perhaps the bulk of it stays in the harbor but let's not forget that they found plutonium miles from the complex after 3/11. During the first week, I believe I was the first to suggest a suction dredge as the only possible way to recover the fuel. I threw many of my early suggestions up on PF hoping something would stick. I'm not completely convinced that one of the cores didn't launch out and beyond the boundaries of the harbor during the initial events. I think there was some debate on how big of a dredge they would require to suck up a burning core at the bottom of the ocean.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        This is called "Nuclear Bullshitus Word Craft" and nothing is staying in any harbor. Surely if the radiation was staying in the harbor they would not be talking about building Ice Walls and Breaker Walls and/or Dams

        This crap is invisible, odorless and tasteless and it kills most biological life..pretty simple really!

        You have been lied too since the day you were born and did you somehow expect these lies to stop today?

        • hbjon hbjon

          At least here in America we're protected by the US Constitution. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Your not sounding too happy these days there Obewan. I think I'll go pursue some happy pills. What color were they again?

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            Its not about being happy its about finding out the truth and that is not a very gleeful pursuit.

            50+ million abortions/deaths of US citizens have occurred here in the US in the last 40 years. How many illegals have we left in and why are our borders still not secured?

            When you kill your own people through legal genocide you must rely on other nations to supply your workforce to you. Simple really..

            Its either the truth or it is not …it can't be both!

            • We Not They Finally

              Wow. Let us so much NOT make this website about abortion issues. Just DON'T. It will get way too painful. Are YOU volunteering to bring a three-legged child to term, or one with internal organs outside the body? No, of course not. You're just talking. Tread more lightly on that one. In the name of all mercy, PLEASE.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Just following up on why no one has gone over to help Japan yet and the circle of truth has a very large circumference.

                No worries we are covered if mutations begin/start again and it's all legal.

            • hbjon hbjon

              Can you handle the truth? Non-survival action is usually painful. Survival action is pleasure. Remember the fertility doctor who spread his seed to hundreds of women that said their children looked just like that undertaker-looking doctor? The healthcare system was forced to take care of all those test-tube children. It turn out there was more than hundreds. All the fertility doctors were doing it. The drug store are all run by test tube babies, children of the doctors who spread their seeds among single desperate women from the 70's and 80's. They're in your government, healthcare, legal system and every segment of society. Have you ever wondered how many children one man could possibly father under artificial means? Call it a power trip or an act of ultimate survival. Go ahead and stop at the sperm bank on your way to Fukushima, but when the time comes your wife wants to conceive child, it will probably not be yours. Have you ever wondered if the sheeple possess the power to wake up? Obewan says "kill your own people through legal genocide". hbjon-Their not considered "your own people". Remember that they are test tube children of a superhuman race. Shocking to realize that they consider themselves of the chosen race. Chosen by whom, to do what?

              • MichaelV MichaelV

                Drug store people do all look alike…!

                Fair skin, long dark hair…?

                • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                  Yes, of course we have 50+ million new druggists running around all looking the same from forced sexual internal insemination!

                  That's the ticket. and I guess it all now depends on the meaning of the word…is!

            • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

              Wow. "Illegals"? "Genocide"? You must be talking about the invaders coming to north America, killing millions of natives to set up YOUR country. As far as I know, the continent was fully occupied when Columbus "discovered" it.

              • m a x l i

                I never met a single person in my life who called themselves "illegals". Probably they are – like Santa Clause or the Tooth Fairy – not real.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Yes, the extermination continues on and now its truly color blind!

                What was done to the Indian Nations was a travesty and a crime against all humanity but did they care?


                Always follow the money and follow the yellow cake road….

          • We Not They Finally

            You feel protected by the Constitution? Many of the people self-righteously quoting it these days think that their "protection" is the second amendment so they can have an arsenal of assault weapons.

            I wish that it WERE "still America." Not too sanguine these days.

            • hbjon hbjon

              The framers of the Constitution understood the survival mechanism within the checks and balances of the power structures. Does anyone check or balance anything anymore? What measure are being taken to assure swift justice for those that have hurt or injured citizens? If your test-tube baby runs the healthcare system, misdiagnosis is the name of the game.


                now I'm in a tizzy! I find agreement and differences with everyone's comments, within this thread. Guess that's what makes this com-medium and the enenews' crowd worthy of my time…

    • We Not They Finally

      21stC,I've seen YOU use "magical thinking" day after day after day. Nothing personal. It just gets wearing. FUBAR isn't a take-out job where we just get to change the lunch order at will.

  • rockyourworld

    are* by a higher authority. dont shoot the messenger

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    "We believe…."- hallelujah!

  • MVB Michael Van Broekhoven

    Hmm… Crazy tepco…

    Then how come radioactive contamination is apparently blowing across the Pacific,
    still coming down with the rain, as just seen in Seattle?

    • wxman2001

      I wish i had a way to post jpegs…I am a meteorologist..hence the handle wxman (weather man) and I just confirmed that in at least ten spots around the US, after about early to mid-july, large spikes in gamma radiation occur on days it rains. I looked at the weather climate data for these sites: Las Vegas, NV, Charlestown, W Virginia, Bismarck ND, Pierre SD, Rapid City SD, Portland OR and Seattle and a few others. then captured a screen grab of the climate data and gamma ray data lumped together in one jpeg. I have not seen these huge spikes and rain days occurring together since about winter of 2011…It does look as if the sitch is out of control.

      “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

      ― Frank Herbert, Dune

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    They're beaten and desperate, as proven by this last claim. Truly a time to be concerned with what lies ahead, regarding this nuclear disaster.

  • jk641

    I guess these officials have never heard of ocean currents?
    There's this little thing called the Kurushio Current that flows northeast, carrying the water from the east coast of Japan.
    I can't believe they have the temerity to claim that the contaminated water is staying inside the port; did they completely dam up the port recently or something?

    “We believe that the impact on the surrounding waters is limited to the area within the port of the power plant, and that judging by the result of monitoring three kilometers offshore, there has been no impact on the water or the wider ocean.”

    So by monitoring seawater 3km offshore, they can tell what's happening to the rest of the Pacific? Is this fortune-telling or something??

    And who has faith in Tepco's radiation monitoring?
    Just a few days ago, they found really high radiation levels in the storage tank areas that they hadn't detected before, simply because they weren't using the right sensors! They weren't using sensors that were capable of detecting high levels of radiation! The sensors maxed out at 230 mSV (or something), so they thought the reading was 230msV when it was actually 1800mSV!

    Before, I had just a smidgen of hope that the Japanese govt would do a better job with Fukushima than Tepco. But now the Japanese govt has lost all credibility too. They really are in bed with Tepco.

    We cannot leave this in the hands of Japan. The international community needs to…

  • Robin of Loxley

    It's just their last attempt to pretend everything is 'business as usual' right before the 2020 Olympic bid decision… which of course they have already lost to Spain. It's called habitual lying and denial.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      By 2020 no one will be able to move around in Tokyo, the radiation levels will be even higher than they are now. They have needed to evacuate Tokyo since March 2011. It's insane to expect anyone to go to a high radiation zone for a sports event or for any other reason. I hope they boo Abe off the stage or throw tomatoes.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        Or they could sing "Hail to the Thief".

        • Robin of Loxley

          It's interesting how the Tokyo governor recently stated that the radiation levels in Tokyo were the same as in European cities. I guess he hasn't seen all those Youtube videos showing Japanese citizens with geiger counters finding hotspots all over Tokyo and other areas.

    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

      You are absolutely correct. This is all about the Olympics now and making it okay for the Olympics makes it okay for restarting closed nuclear facilities and restarting Japanese reactors makes the global nuclear industry free to carry on.

  • Sol Man

    A lie can be the truth. for a short time, to the unprincipled, or ignorant.

  • or-well

    J-Gov, Tepco and Japan's NRA
    (the "no evil" monkees)
    have all had their say.

    "Harbor waters and ocean mixing? No way!
    We gave the order…'Yo, Water…behave!'.
    We wear the suits, all shades of dark grey,
    and we're the masters of all we survey!
    We don't think being stupid makes us lose 'Face'
    and we think we're too big to be replaced
    and if we were, more would take our place,
    so, have a banana and shelter in place
    as our monkee business lays the ocean to waste!"

  • "Truth, justice and the American way." – slogan/phrase

    From the Superman comics:
    In Superman the Movie, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) responds to the phrase by saying, "You'll be fighting every elected official in this country."

    "In every time and culture there are pressures to conform to the prevailing prejudices, but there are also in every place and epoch, those who value the TRUTH, who 'record' the 'evidence' faithfully. Future generations are in their debt."
    – Carl Sagan

    Let's hope. 🙂

  • vicky13 vicky13

    WE (The world) seriously need to get a team of independent experts to investigate the on the ground situation.

    They lied before they will lie again.

    This is a global threat and it needs a global effort to find the truth and think tank through a workable fix if there is one.

    Is like a never ending dog and pony show that can and will kill everything.

  • rockyourworld

    rich people "built that"

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    “It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.”
    ― Ally Carter, Heist Society

    The nuclear industry is built on lies hence they are bad at telling the truth.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
    ― Adolf Hitler

    -Consider the source of this quote, enough said.

    I usually refrain from comparisons to Hitler and think they are often made to casually but when talking about the nuclear industry I think it is appropriate.

  • vicky13 vicky13

    What gets me, is, do these stuffed suit CLOWNS think that they are immune to radiation? Do they believe they could live underground forever when this planet is dead?

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Speaking of lies, I ran across several articles recently dissing Solar and wind energy, that it really doesn't work…doesn't save money…ruins the lanscape aesthetics…etc. With eyes wide open I can see the journalist/writer shills crawling out from the dung heaps carrying their fat paycheck from the Nuclear Industry.

  • weeman

    Marie Antoinette once told the people of France to eat cake and she lost her head because of her arrogance.
    Now if I understand mr. Suga and mr. Hirose correctly they are telling the people of Japan and world to eat fish.
    What a waste of gray matter, the only conclusion I can come to is they are pathological liars, how could a educated man make a statement so redicilious, I demand a board meeting and the dismissal of these two individuals, the credibility of the company is at stake, if only I sat on that board.

  • Nuclear industry is built on lies, right out of the gate.

    They actually create a false baseline of what "background radiation is". Amazing, the greed and ego, and sociopathic nature of these pro nukers.

    Here is a debunk on some of their lies on baseline.

  • omniversling

    Seems this reference is about the leaked tank water'…no lies therefore being told about groundwater flowing past the blobiums and BEYOND the harbour before it joins the ocean in one big ELEjive…

    If none of the contamination is going beyond the harbour all the contamination must be from another country. North Korean missile tests possibly. Or Syria's nuclear reactor. Oh that was already bombed by the Israelis some time ago. Never mind, never too late to bomb them again. (

    Whatever, a minor detail on the Grand Chess Board. Point is, no contamination beyond the harbour = Fukushima Originator Compensation Claim Unencumbered Zone (FOCC UZ)

  • or-well

    Whoop! Inspiration…
    FOCC UZ!
    And your psychopathy too!
    Now prepare to die!
    No, I insist, after you!
    No, I'm good, I'll wait my turn.
    You deserve to go first for all the life you have burned,
    you stinking Nukist anti-life scum,
    we don't need no badges to hunt you so RUN
    or stand, who gives a shit,
    the time is long past YOU took the hit.

    omniversling bears no responsibility for the content of the above suggested by his/her creative acronym.

    • vicky13 vicky13

      Like!!! LOL

    • omniversling

      Inspired the great Or-well…?!?!
      (humble blush)

      • or-well

        the humble, lower-case "o"
        (like Earth, round and starting to glow,
        axis tilted and always being spun),
        rhymes for rage at what has been done
        and for all that may yet be to come,
        but sometimes to also seeds sow
        of hope, that they may sprout and grow;
        where and how the o does not know.
        It is often the spark seems to come
        from others, so there's a debt owed.
        It may be of significance none:
        this rhymatical consciousness flow,
        mere blanks fired from a wordgun,
        slight scent on a breeze that does blow;
        but whatever one thinks needs to be done,
        the time is now, or never, you know?

  • Sol Man

    The more money that is involved the greater the urge to psychopathy and becoming blind to principles. Greed takes over and things are never the same.

    • or-well

      I think power, or the illusion(s) of it, actually has a greater grip on some psyches than greed.

    • mairs mairs

      I have a relative who is wealthy. He was giving me some advice recently. I was talking to him about my concerns about economic programs, etc. He said, "Just look out for yourself and forget all the rest. No one is going to do it for you, and no one cares. Just take care of yourself".

  • rockyourworld

    they lie? think our govt doesnt have a clue as to whats been going on all along? not as much as a press conference on fukushima here. all obama wants to talk about is assad. i know obama's not a nuclear physicist, but he's been briefed. when do we get briefed? i know fukushima is one big science experiment but they must have some clue as to the most likely scenario. i want answers!

    • We Not They Finally

      OF COURSE they know. That's why many of the radiation monitors in the U.S. got promptly turned OFF. Then the woman in charge of the Office of Radiation Monitoring, Gina McCarthy, got promoted to head of EPA! Then the EPA upped the so-called acceptable level of radioactivity by thousands of times.

      And of course governments lie. But the gall of being told at the start that all we needed to do was to remain "fully updated" and to then announce NOTHING through all this, is not just the height of arrogance — it's complicity.

  • razzz razzz

    Amazing how Japan has learned how to corral radionuclides and keep them all pent up in a small harbor. Next thing you know, they will be herding cats in an orderly fashion.


    They prefer "ethicly challenged".

  • Sickputer

    Robin typed these predictive pixels of light:

    "It's just their last attempt….before the 2020 Olympic bid decision…"

    SP: A few more hours will let us know if this desperate Hail Mary pass has succeeded or failed for the liars in the Japanese delegation:

    "On Friday, Tokyo organizers gave the clearest response so far of the leak.

    Hiroshi Hase, a former Olympic wrestler and member of the Japanese parliament, minimized the problem with a detailed presentation — a strategy that has been lacking for several days as Japanese officials struggled with the subject.

    "There is a very limited area where contaminated water is leaking out in the port. … But we will monitor it, remove it and contain it. That is the gist of the strategy,"

    SP: No they won't…they won't contain it nor will they remove the ocean discharges or onsite burning air radiation. They are pathetic liars. They have lied so many times the Japanese people are numb. Others in the world have also been taking careful notes.

    Put a fork in it…Tokyo is done…rapidly heading for Hollywood fame like the classic nuclear movies The Road and On the Beach.

    Put a monument up when the last of 40 million people evacuate Tokyo years prior to the 2020 Spain Olympic Games:

    RIP Tokyo Born 3,000 BC Died 2011
    Destroyed by Human Poisons

  • dosdos dosdos

    Worst case of damage control by TEPCO yet.

  • Sickputer

    Blast from the past as voters prepare to sslect the 2020 Olympic hosts:

    Sheer bravado from Daiichi:

    Shades of Erin Brockovich!

    1. Sonoda drinks the deadly waters of Fukushima:

    2. My favorite Fukushima political cartoon by someone who is NOT a liar…Enenewser JHewes76:

    How many fish, birds, seals, whales, polar bears, et all have died from Fukushima releases?

    How many aborted babies or babies born deformed and killed by the Japanese doctors?

    How many sudden deaths, cancers and heart attacks suffered by humans in the path of the Fukushima air and water releases?

    And finally…what a massive cover-up by the nuclear cabal countries!

    It is indeed a global Big Brother endeavor to try and conceal the truth in order to maintain financial interests in war machines and commercial nuclear reactors.

    Thousands of readers at Enenews aren't crazy, despite the attempts by the Concas and Adams of the pro-nuke side to defend their death machines.

    TEPCO and the Diet no longer try to explain how safe the situation is at Daiichi… they just offer more false promises.

    Japan is one step away from a self-induced Holocaust. Danger awaits the country in every square inch of Fukushima Daiichi.

    • I watched "Metropolis" last night, and these scenes keep playing in my head:

      "Grot finally gets the attention of the workers, who joyously and obliviously celebrate the machines' destruction by dancing in a large circle. He reprimands them for their senseless, irresponsible actions which brought about the destruction of their children:

      Where are your children??! The city lies underwater, the shafts are completely flooded -!! Who told you to attack the machines, you idiots? Without them you'll all die!!"

      They scream back an answer: "It's the witch's fault -!" He responds: "Find the witch, this is all her fault -! Strike her dead -!!" and leads them on a witch-hunt rampage to find "the witch."

      Back at Yoshiwara's, the false Maria celebrates and dances with the tuxedoed men, urging them: "Let's all watch as the world goes to the devil!" (at 2:07:43 in)

      …not even the real Maria can save us now.

  • yogda yogda

    The lies have melted through all containments.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    If water goes in, water goes out, a five or ten year old can understand that. The level of inanity shows the level of mentality at work. Who is the target audience for such a statement? How many will buy it? Waste! A waste of time, brain cells and bandwidth! Curses to them who would indulge in such waste

  • FXofTruth

    Given the amount of damage to these cores, one has to assume the worst has happened to cooling these "pieces of Hell" off properly.
    Since TEPCO wants to promote numbers that are not adding up, here are some to thing about.

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

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

    The question is, "How long does core cooling water stay in the melted core's area?"
    At the rate of 30,000 gallons a minute…minutes I would venture to say! If the water sat too long it would boil off.

    Containment of highly irradiated water for long periods of time is…impossible.
    The water flow rates have to be so fast in order to cool the melted cores that, tanks would fill up very fast.
    The OCEAN is TEPCO's water supply and dumping ground.

    • truthseek truthseek

      Outstanding perspective – thank you for sharing this.

      I think you figures are generous, but frighteningly honest,
      as we all realize, TEPclowns are not good at math
      or figures or running power plants safely.

      I have been trying to wrap my mind around this
      and it helps to establish scale and reason
      how TEPclowns have flooded the complex,
      or to have seen this rise in water table.

      It is frightening just how big of lies
      TEPclowns have propagated.

    • truthseek truthseek

      *notions of (sheer facts of) the vast ocean front as a dumping ground for desperate and dishonest TEPclowns.

      Think about how much WE CAN SEE (with great shock and horror). But really ???what else??? have they been doing as they hide behind their egregious lying, that we do know to be fact. What have they been hiding in the "unknown" of the ocean, we will never really know…

      For most of this unfolding mess, whenever I/we see numbers, I think make that 10x or even 100x times given unimaginably immense scale of what is taking place. If / when we see any fashion of headlines we know it has already happened.

      We KNOW that reactor containment vessel exploded and spread its MOX fuel all over. How could SFP3 .not. have been compromised??? Wishful bordering, delusional thinking to believe otherwise, I am sorry.

      Seeing the ridiculous shot (early on) of the (red/orange) pumper truck dumping water directly on building 4 SFP (which should not have blown up in the first place) is plain and simply ALARMING. I question actual status of SFP4…

      This is simply so much worse than WE at ENEnews have even imagined…

    • omniversling

      These are two clips from TEPCO that show how much water is moving in only two sectors, no idea how many times this is being repeated throughout the plant. The second is particularly revealing. Watch the red rag underwater for an indicator:

      • truthseek truthseek

        So they get "a couple of brave workers, a camcorder,
        a garden hose and so another BS story develops"

        We have seen the images, as the majority of the
        buildings of concern are already dysfunctional,
        …look nothing like this video… the liars.

        *not attacking you omni…

  • SusanS

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

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢

  • SS4U SS4U

    I have been telling friends about whats going on in Japan and here is what one person answered:

    " If things are so bad, why are USA governors and their staff in Japan right now for trade meetings:

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      SS4U, Tell your friends the reason the politicians are in Japan is the same reason a junkie prostitute will will get into a car with a serial killer…they need the money

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    He is one of the brightest lights found throughout all these insane human ramblings…

    He is very, no extremely smart, and yes he is a real thinker!

    Rare breed these days it seems and he will back because he really does care for all of us out here, who are now simply someone else's fodder..

  • lam335 lam335

    re: "… contamination is staying inside port and not reaching Pacific"

    It's just like the Chernobyl plume, which respected international boundaries and stopped at the French border.

    Very decent stuff, that radiological contamination.

  • or-well

    You think there's been a lot of lies up to now?
    Just wait.
    The Don't Worry Be Happy machine will be cranked up.
    The Sad Spirit Rumor Suppression Machine will be turbo-charged.
    Hundreds of billions of yen will be spent on dress-up.
    All while little kids live in contaminated zones that keep them inside, from play.
    Like Abita.
    God Damn the Nuclear Pusher!