TV: Fukushima Radiation Alert — Concern ‘nuclear chain reaction’ could occur at plant — Reactors are still melting down and spewing radioactivity — Fuel has burned through containment — Expert: It’s unprecedented… could’ve been 12 Chernobyls (VIDEO)

Published: April 24th, 2017 at 10:34 am ET
By

63 comments


TRT World transcript excerpts (government-funded public broadcaster of Turkey), Apr 14, 2017:

Martin Stanford, host of ‘Insight’ (emphasis added): Radiation Alert — a nuclear scientist tells us the cleanup at Japan’s Fukushima plant could take 100 years… The decommissioning process has barely begun… A British nuclear scientist who’s just come back from Fukushima has told this program it could take up to 100 years.

1:15 in – Dana Lewis, senior correspondent: In three years Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, and ironically one of the commercial slogans asks ‘Is Japan cool?’ It would almost be funny if the situation wasn’t so serious. 150 miles from Tokyo is the Fukushima nuclear power station where the situation is not cool — it’s a super-heated atomic catastrophe ever since a powerful earthquake rattled Japan in 2011 a 15-metre tsunami engulfed Fukushima and caused three reactors to melt down and they still are.

1:45 in – Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear: It’s unknown where those cores are at… There is some possibility that it’s burrowed completely through the containment, and is sitting in groundwater.

2:30 in – Lewis: Deep inside Fukushima there is a molten mess… But exactly how deep are those cores? And that is a burning question. These close-up photographs show that it has burned through some of the containment structure and burrowed deep in the foundation of the reactor. Until those cores can be retrieved, the radiation will keep spewing into groundwater and leaking — no one knows for sure where… Neil Hyatt is a professor of nuclear materials chemistry. [He’s] back from touring Fukushima — well at least the storage areas… and he admits the situation will haunt Japan for generations.

3:45 in – Neil Hyatt, nuclear scientist: Somewhere between 40 and 100 years for the Fukushima cleanup and complete decommissioning is probably a reasonable estimate…

4:00 in – Lewis: But while they plan to get to those cores Tokyo Electric is struggling with a lethal radioactive dragon

4:45 in – Hyatt: One concern is that there could be a resumption of the nuclear chain reaction

7:00 in – Mark Whitby, engineer: This was an unprecedented accident, it was very close to being much worse than Chernobyl… It wasn’t so much the reactor cores which were melting – there was nothing they could do to to retrieve that situation. The real problem was that one of the reactors had been recently taken offline, it had a fuel pond which was very hot, stacked with 20 years worth of fuel rods and that was beginning to boil dry… Had that fuel pond boiled, and Prime Minister Kan was very aware of this, this would have been 12 Chernobyls

Watch the broadcast here

Published: April 24th, 2017 at 10:34 am ET
By

63 comments

Related Posts

  1. Reuters: Fukushima fuel melted through containment vessels and is “spewing radiation” — Nuke Expert: Fuel has “scattered all over the place” — Gov’t: Fuel may have burned out into environment — Tepco Official: Fuel could have flowed out “like lava in a volcano” (VIDEOS) March 15, 2016
  2. Nuclear Expert: Fukushima is a pretty close approximation of ‘The China Syndrome’; Melted fuel cores burned through containment vessels and material is below reactor structures mixing with groundwater — Essentially it’s a machine that’s washing radioactivity into the sea (AUDIO) November 4, 2014
  3. US Gov’t: Melted fuel most likely burned through containment at Fukushima reactors; We’re concerned about failures underground… “Where did it leak out? How did it leak out? We don’t know” — Expert: Corium may have flowed into reactor buildings, burned through floor (PHOTOS & AUDIO) May 28, 2015
  4. Gov’t Report: Criticality suspected to have occurred in Fukushima fuel pool — Nuclear chain reaction after massive explosion at Unit 3 compressed fuel together? Concerned about ‘substantial damage’ to fuel (VIDEO) July 4, 2014
  5. Document shows nuclear fuel burned through bottom of containment vessel under Fukushima reactor — Official: Leakage we observed indicates melt-through by ‘shell attack’ — “This is a very big problem… fuel debris in the PCV is doing something bad” (VIDEO) July 13, 2015

63 comments to TV: Fukushima Radiation Alert — Concern ‘nuclear chain reaction’ could occur at plant — Reactors are still melting down and spewing radioactivity — Fuel has burned through containment — Expert: It’s unprecedented… could’ve been 12 Chernobyls (VIDEO)

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Fukushima Daiichi Equals 50 Plus Chernobyls

    “…Simple division tells us there are at least 48.6 Chernobyls in the burning old reactor cores pumping fiery isotopes into the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no stretch to say Fukushima Daiichi’s six reactors and the dry holding pools for old reactor cores are equal to more than 50 Chernobyl disasters….”
    http://www.veteranstodayarchives.com/2011/05/28/fukushima-how-many-chernobyls-is-it/

  • GOM GOM

    Our species fully intends to extinguish itself.

    No species has the “right” to do that. What is unfolding is not natural, it is not “geological” or even “inevitable”, it is deliberate, designed and determined by the hand of man. We did this. To ourselves and to every other living thing on the planet. We are entirely responsible for what is unfolding. And we are simply unwilling (not unable –unwilling) to do anything about 
    it.

    The world governments
    are not that interested. The global population is not that interested. It is already quite clear that our species fully intends to extinguish itself and every other living entity on the planet.

    At what point then – does self-preservation take over?

    I’ve watched tons of documentaries of global destruction occurring and why it happens. The conditions that have caused this are all economic. Our economic system requires our participation in destruction and escalating consumption. It is the root cause.

    Unless this system is abandoned, we will perish.

    The slowly responding Earth systems are now reacting very negatively towards planetary life survival. And we cannot reverse this. Especially so since we cannot abandon our economic demands, which are a heat-engine and a resource destruction monster.

    We are all going to die under this system, which will have ultimately killed us all..

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Correct! 🙂

    • “Along with the possibility of the extinction of mankind by nuclear war, the central problem of our age has therefore become the contamination of man’s total environment with such substances of incredible potential for harm- substances that accumulate in the tissues of plants and animals and even penetrate the germ cells to shatter or alter the very materials of heredity upon which the shape of the future depends…”

      “All this has been risked — for what? Future historians may well be amazed by our distorted sense of proportion…”

      “Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?"

      “This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits in."

      “It is also and era dominated by industry, in which, the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.

      “When the public protests, confronted with some obvious evidence of the damaging results…it is fed little tranquilizing pills of half truth."

      “We urgently need and end to these false assurances, to the sugar coating of unpalatable facts."

      "It seems reasonable to believe that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race."

      Rachel Carson, "Silent Spring"

      • Aloha KAT.
        Indeed the powers that be are so upset that their precious new world order bullshit has been delayed by the election of Trump and Brexit, that they immediately started the war drums.

        They are totally fine with putting the world at risk of nuclear war. If they can't have their global domination, they are willing to destroy the world and themselves.

        These are sick effing sociopaths, psychopaths, and just greedy bastards at the "top". It is amazing the groups of people with say, just 6 months to live with fuel flee brain cancer don't decide to take out some of these bastards. It is amazing that "they walk among us". Did i say Aloha?

      • DUDe DUDe

        "..intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits in.."

        Definitely also a problem on a finite planet when it happens to be that the dominant average specialization is consumption..double wammy..
        And give back a hunderdfold of destruction to top it of..

        Briljant piece of text by Rachel Carlson , Kelly , thanks for introducing..

        "..Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson.[1] The book was published on 27 September 1962 and it documented the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use.."

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Spring

        We Were Sooo Warned So Many Times..! Time To Start Listening Has More Then Arrived !

  • GOM GOM

    Planetary Meltdown Continues

    Daily CO2
    ALL TIME HIGH >> April 18, 2017:  410.28 ppm
    April 18, 2016:  407.80 ppm

    https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2

  • GOM GOM

    2 degrees by 2036

    "You, where-ever you are now, are living through the first stages of a disaster in which there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no safe place on Earth for you to go to avoid it. The disaster you are now living through is a greenhouse emergency and with each ounce of CO2, methane and other greenhouse gasses you, I, or the rest of us, pump into the air, that emergency grows in the vast potential of damage and harm that it will inflict over the coming years, decades and centuries". Robert Scribbler

    Michael Mann wrote an excellent piece describing the immediacy of our current emergency in the Scientific American.

    He is a kind of modern Galileo of climate science in that he has born the brunt of some of the most severe and asinine attacks for simply telling the truth and for revealing the nature of our world as it stands. 

    (environmental ruin BY 2036..think about what you already see..and know. and why 'they' fail to say..'lag time')

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-will-cross-the-climate-danger-threshold-by-2036/

  • 😐

    The statement that Chernobyl was/is worse than Fukushima is ridiculous.

    This comparison cannot be considered for at least the next 100 years. Making the statement, IMO, is a diversion of the fact that Fukushima's ongoing devastation is out of control with no real plan. The catastrophic potential is teetering on the edge of annihilation every minute of every day.

    The odds that Fukushima will be the last exploded/melting Nuclear Plant over the next 100 years is dismal to slim. Debating which is worse will be meaningless.

  • Its sicking how with every new post the nuclear trolls run here right away and pump out links to other sites to distract people from contemplating the story . I never seen this on any other site in any other subject in my life , its a unique nuclear troll tactic . Fight for your future because the trolls will kill everything to keep their paychecks coming .

  • laconic93 laconic93

    I remeber readind a story oh how a US contractors cell phone would go dead whenever he mentioned Tepco or radiation. I also wondered why we never see Japanese citizens commenting on this site. Well now we know why don't we Watson????

    https://theintercept.com/2017/04/24/japans-secret-deals-with-the-nsa-that-expand-global-surveillance/

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Brilliant!

      Happens all the time in the U.S. and to me often..lots of people are listening at the controls and trying to keep the lid on things.

      They have lots to lose..money!

  • Mack Mack

    Do your part to raise awareness about Fukushima

    by submitting a news tip to newspapers of Enenews articles

    Here's a list of newspapers where you can submit news tips to get you started

    http://www.dogpile.com/search/web?fcoid=417&fcop=topnav&fpid=27&q=submit+a+news+tip&ql=

  • Sol Man

    Humans have devolved to peak idiocy; no other specie would perfect a technology that could destroy the world in total.

  • antipodes

    One in three people will accept hard copy print outs about Fukushima and other related and different nuclear articles if offered freely on the street. Newcomers will be arriving… so keep up the great work of education many of you provide in your comments.

  • Surprisingly an old article from January is now going viral.

    https://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2017/01/gut-flora-now-going-mainstream-as-it.html

    "Gut Flora" Now Going Mainstream As It Should — Huff Post
    I don't often read Huff Post. I used to, and used to participate in numerous discussions. Of course Huff Post is as slanted far left as you can get, that is not me. So I tried to have discussion, and understand positions. It was pretty useless, maybe only 1 person of 100 would even consider facts that I brought to the table.

    But in researching the "Russia Did It" meme I ran across some interesting stuff at Huff.

    It's title leans heavy on the "New Years Resolution Diet" and the idea that you may fail…not because it's your fault….but because you just have the wrong bacteria in your gut.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Dana Durnford's new video berating the New York Times for a story they printed. The story said that Fukushima children are now returning to Naraha, Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpA-xk_CKNA The NYT article did not even mention radiation.

    That's just 12 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant.

    Pieces of fuel rods rained down on Naraha during the reactor explosions.

    "“Our children told us never to come back to this place,” says Kohei, one of a small number of residents who returned to Naraha last month after it became the first contaminated community in Fukushima prefecture to be declared fit for human habitation." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/12/safe-at-last-view-from-naraha-the-first-fukushima-community-declared-fit-for-humans

    "Safe at Last?" Hell of a title for this Guardian UK article

  • Jebus Jebus

    These people pushing people's lives back into these conditions are criminals of the most vile crimes in humanities existance.

    The quiet nuclear holocaust.

    Incredible contamination in Namie, Fukushima

    “Fukuichi area environmental radiation monitoring project” has published airborne radiation measurements map and soil surface density map. The results are simply incredible. This is far much worse than in Radiation Control Zone. Any area becomes designated as such when the total effective dose due to external radiation and that due to radioactive substances in the air is likely to exceed 1.3mSv per quarter – over a period of three months, or when the surface density is over 40,000Bq/m2. In the Radiation Control Zone, it is prohibited to drink, eat or stay overnight. Even adults are not allowed to stay more than 10 hours. To leave the zone, one has to go through a strict screening.

    Namie’s radio contamination is far over these figures! And people are told to go back to these areas.

    Here is the soil contamination map uploaded on April 15th. They even had to introduce 7 scales, for the contamination is so high and they couldn’t deal with the scales they were using before! It is a violation of human rights to let people live in such areas.

    https://fukushima311voices.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/incredible-contamination-in-namie-fukushima/

  • irhologram

    Months of antibiotics for chronic bronchitis must have me brain dead…because I don't understand this quote from today's story and don't have the energy to listen to the tape.

    "The real problem was that one of the reactors had been recently taken offline, it had a fuel pond which was very hot, stacked with 20 years worth of fuel rods and that was beginning to boil dry… Had that fuel pond boiled, and Prime Minister Kan was very aware of this, this would have been 12 Chernobyls…"

    Is this saying that WITHOUT the 3/11 quake and tsunami, disaster was imminent ANYWAY? What are the implications, if so? How would it have played out if there was no "Divine" intervention? Would that make the 3/11 disaster a coincidence? Or not a coincidence? I'm probably not thinking straight. If not, please cut me slack. If so, please consider the implications and theories that have already been advanced, but were minus this "motive."

    • razzz razzz

      Unit 4's fuel pool besides having been overloaded by adding the entire reactor core to the pool while work was being done to replace the core shroud, the pool also contained bent and damaged fuel rods that were thought to be better left undisturbed and remained in the pool all those years.

      Boiling off is a step up from steaming away which I don't think either happened. Anyway, after awhile Unit 4's pool was reinforced from underneath. They went to get lengths to stabilize it being loaded beyond normal capacity until they could remove the fuel.

      Other than being overloaded, Unit 4's pool is not unique. All reactor sites, everywhere in the world have the same problem of not having permanent sites for spent fuel. Even spent fuel moved to air cooled storage casks, remains onsite. Spent fuel with no designated final resting place, stays and remains onsite for now.

      The dangers of losing a spent fuel pool is far worse than a meltdown but they never talk about that. Spent fuel burning and releasing its poisons creates more deadly radioactive fallout than a meltdown produces. Spent fuel storage is a dirty bomb waiting to happen.

      I don't know if smothering a runaway spent fuel fire in sand and concrete would be an answer to the problem.

      The wind was blowing onshore when Unit 1 blew up. Can you image if a spent pool fire raged and the plume was landlocked like most would be in the US? Japan and the US was well aware of the dangers of losing 4's pool.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    War with Russia..
    Yet, here is Russia along with the US.. sucking up the contractual spoils.
    Both Russia and the US complicit in the cover-up.

    "The foundations for this cooperation were laid by the framework agreement between Russia and Japan on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy signed in 2009. It paved the way not only to joint work at the Fukushima, but also, in particular, to supplies of Russian nuclear fuel to Japanese nuclear power plants."

    Tokyo ready to cooperate with Russia on Fukushima nuclear power plant
    April 25 2017

    http://tass.com/economy/943034

  • Sol Man

    4:45 in Neil Hyatt, nuclear scientist. "One concern is that there could be a resumption of a nuclear chain reaction…"

    The site is the location of several on-going nuclear chain reactions! How in for the love of intact genomes can any person of intelligence…never mind. And that, people, is what the scientist said! I must have been on a different planet since 3/11/11!

  • Hassan23

    Buy high quality REAL and FAKE passports, Drivers Licenses, IDs, degrees, certificates etc at <>asap.onlinedocs@gmail.com

    We are the best producers of quality real and fake documents of all types including Passports, Driver's licenses, ID cards, Stamps, Visas etc. With millions of our documents circulating around the world. We offer only original high-quality Real/fake passports, driver's licenses, identity cards, visas, birth certificates Etc.and other products for a number of countries like:
    USA, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, etc.

    To get the additional information and place an order, you can address all your questions and demands by the email

    Contact e-mail: asap.onlinedocs@gmail.com

    Keywords:
    buy fake passports
    buy fake passports
    buy fake passports,
    buy false passports,
    fake passports for sale,
    false passport for sale,
    buy fake driver license,
    buy false driver license,
    fake driver license for sale,
    false driver license for sale,
    buy fake USA(United States) passports,

    Contact e-mail:= asap.onlinedocs@gmail.com

    Skype on<<>> best.documentation

    Technical support: asap.onlinedocs@gmail.com

  • How embarrassing this must be for the admin of ENENews.

You must be logged in to post a comment.