TV: Powerful typhoon bearing down on Japan — Prolonged heavy rainfall for Fukushima, and “the tanks are full” — “Potentially devastating interaction” with Typhoon Lekima, now a Category 5 (VIDEO)

Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 10:06 pm ET


NHK News Flash, Oct. 23, 2013: The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is racing to secure storage space for tainted rainwater as another typhoon bears down on the Japanese archipelago

SOURCE: Japan Meteorological Agency

Xinhua, Oct. 23, 2013: […] super typhoon named Francisco [is] following a similar trajectory to Wipha and likely to make landfall on Friday or Saturday. The JMA has issued official […] advisories for all areas along the east coast […] expert meteorologist Nobuaki Hiramatsu said Wednesday that Francisco […] remained “very strong” and its slow moving pace means that heavy rainfall is expected for a prolonged period of time, which will hamper the Fukushima nuclear power plant’s efforts to contain rainwater […] Hiramatsu said that Lekima […] could effect Francisco’s trajectory […] meteorologists expect the two typhoons to at least come into close proximity with each other if not merge in a potentially devastating interaction known as the “Fujiwara Effect.” The JMA said in a recent statement that Lekima underwent a rapid deepening into a category 5 typhoon […] the “Fujiwara Effect” is, if it occurs, likely to cause severe flooding in many parts of Japan, with tropical-storm force winds likely to easily top 170 km/h. Many parts of Japan will experience a significant increase in surf, rip currents, heavy rain, and gusty winds by the end of the week, the JMA said in its advisory […]

Typhoon Lekima, Oct.. 23 at 17:30 UTC

NHK World, Oct. 23, 2013: Fukushima plant struggles with typhoon threat […] another powerful typhoon approaches. [TEPCO] has begun moving the rainwater into underground pools once deemed too leaky. […] with Typhoon Francisco set to hit Japan’s mainland over the weekend, the tanks are full. Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved moving the tainted water to 3 underground pools. […] TEPCO stopped using the pools after similar models leaked in April. The utility now says it has no other option but to use them. The utility also says it found 140,000 becquerels per liter of Beta-ray emitting radioactivity in an onsite ditch on Wednesday. The radioactivity has doubled since the previous day.

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Published: October 23rd, 2013 at 10:06 pm ET


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61 comments to TV: Powerful typhoon bearing down on Japan — Prolonged heavy rainfall for Fukushima, and “the tanks are full” — “Potentially devastating interaction” with Typhoon Lekima, now a Category 5 (VIDEO)

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Interesting choice of name. Typhoon Leukemia.

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      I was thinking the same thing!

    • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

      Followed by typhoon carcinoma.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        And people thought our masters don't have a sense of humor!

        • Socrates

          Until a few "masters" die of leukemia, lung, bone or thyroid cancer they do not see any problem. Any lesson that takes years to learn, like smoking causing cancer eventually, but not for many years, does not sink in. If they got sick day one, they might get it. Plus, radioactivity is invisible – the perfect plausible deniability. Try proving what caused your cancer or mutation. And, they have legal immunity!!!!

          Sweet deal for them. Now the rest of us will pay forever. Some of them will sicken too. Little consulation, though.

          • jump-ball jump-ball

            "Until a few "masters" die of leukemia, lung, bone or thyroid cancer they do not see any problem."

            Several thousand, and no doubt many 1000s more unreported, volunteer and conscripted Ukrainian/Soviet Chernobyl containment workers (now deceased) would like to be included out of any such group classification such as yours, which sees (saw) no problem…

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    With all the storage tanks at full capacity, we all know where this is going. Question now as Lekima just strengthened to a cat 5. The typhoon to its right will prevent it from curving off to the right. Fukutown will get a direct hit w 120 to 150 wind and heavy rain. So many things can go wrong. My hat is off to the regulators. Walking softly amongst the radioactive punji sticks. They are so in harms way. Domo Arigato my friends and Kouun o inoru. Watch out for that damaged smoke stack!

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    The typhoon is huge when you animate the path on the below link.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    By the way click on that wind speed radar still shot on the bottom. Look how perfect of an eyewall that is, and how and the colors of the chart are eerily reminiscent to the colors of radiation and anomalies we have witnessed on the night cams. Who's wine, what wine, where the hell did I die?

  • We Not They Finally

    It's gonna be REALLY hard to eke a "no immediate impact" out of this one.

  • SophieQ

    Good satellite animation from Japan Weather Service:

    Let's send out some good thoughts that the Fujiwhara will not manifest.

    • MichaelV MichaelV


      Great link… Gaia always looks wonderful. Thank you.
      The elephants in room are: Plutonium, MOX, Corium locations, SFP/CSPs, NOT Mother nature.

      I think of Japan as the track on race day at the Daytona 500, the structures at Fukushima Daiici are like eggs taped down to one spot on one side of the track.
      Using spiritual power every time a race car approaches may work, for a time.

      Sooner or later probability will doom the eggs to destruction; they're in an unsafe place, for eggs, and this race will go on for…who knows how long? Absolutely no one.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        The race will go on for 700 million years, the half-life of U-235 used in fuel rods.

        I don't think I'll make it past 350 million years. Just a guess.

        • MichaelV MichaelV

          @Time is Short

          700 million years…!

          I feel better now… knowing there's at least one person who knows what the f#©k is going on..!

          Do you think that paying for nukes instead of education means fewer people know what neutrinos/ fission are..?

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            If you're talking about Americans, we're pretty much dumb as a box of rocks.

            'America's problem: We're too dumb'

            "The OECD findings seem to be consistent with that of the U.S. Department of Education, which estimated back in 2009 that some 32 million adults lacked the proficiency to read a newspaper. This was captured by a witty USA Today headline about the findings: "Literacy study: 1 in 7 U.S. are unable to read this story.""


            And getting worse, even without the radiation lowering everyone's IQ.

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              "Literacy study: 1 in 7 U.S. are unable to read this story."

              1 in 7, or 15% of the US population. 47,541,111 Americans are unable to read Enenews articles.

              And we are trying to get people to understand the ramifications of catastrophic nuclear failure?

              I'm just going to go over here and bang my head against the wall for awhile.

  • Max1 Max1

    Every time I read it I see…
    … Typhoon Leukemia.

  • Lady M

    Yep, on Saturday we should see some fresh Tepco news releases about "a small amount of rainwater seeping into the sea." I guess "a small amount of" is Japanese for 40,000 gallons or so.

  • amberlight amberlight

    Gerald Celente went on a classic diatribe about Fukushima in his latest "Trends in the News" video. Starts at about 6 minutes, but the whole video is worth watching. His heartfelt rants on the Fuku screw-ups, U.S. death-dealing military interventions and the economic debacle, should be echoed by every thinking adult!

    • Sol Man

      Many adults think
      a few of them feel
      this ele is making it real
      No time for war or oppressing another
      Best find your people and tell them you love them
      and you're sorry for missing the mark.

      Now punch in your shift is about to begin
      or sit in the counting room checking your sums
      The world goes round
      up comes the sun
      with us or without us.

      • Anthony Anthony

        I remember great battles and arguments here whether or not this is-was an ELE. Huge fights. While I never wanted to completely believe it could possibly be so true, time is painting a picture that makes it hard for even the giddiest to laugh and smile about a future on this planet. It is too much poison. I keep trying though and am leaning now towards ele. A little. Quite a bit actually.

        • bo bo

          But tardigrades will survive, and life will continue.

          • Anthony Anthony

            I feel a real pause in the Human race. Hope you are right. It is disturbing that deep water – rare sea animals have washed ashore. It speaks to the degree of the contamination.

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              The psychological challenges the human race will soon face dwarf everything that has gone before.

              There will be a 'great gnashing of teeth'.

              Actually, I think the die-hards here will fare pretty well. After a few years of this we've all pretty much made our peace with it.

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                Yes sir?
                Do you have my pills?
                What pills sir?
                The pills that drown out this reality?
                Sir, oh those pills, and no, I took the last one!
                Bobby I need more pills and I need them now!
                Well sir I can go to the store or the police station if you want.
                Why the Police station?
                Yes sir, they have regular collections for all the pills we citizens now take!
                Bobby, I don't care where you get them, just go get them!
                Sir, yes sir, right away!
                Yes Bobby?
                Will I have to report to the incinerator when I return?
                Bobby, lets see how fast you get me my drugs! Go! Go Now!
                Bye Sir! Yes sir! Right away sir!

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          I live my life like it is not an ELE, but take whatever precautions I can afford to live on an earth which has way too much radiation.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


      Thank you so much for the video. I had not watched any of his since the Daily Bell folded. I will search for him on YouTube.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      amberlight, I like him, like his rants.

    • Jebus Jebus

      Awesome concise outraged truth.
      When every human with a soul left knows these truths,
      maybe things will start to change…

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    TM 2020, like your sense of humor. Sol Man-appreciate your sincere sense of compassion.

    Completely unrelated to both; my opinion is that is no new news.

    Affirmations of the day that make me feel safe:
    There are no risks from random terrestrial weather events at nuclear power plants.

    These machines were designed with the highest possible integrity.

    I know that if electrical power goes out, it’s no big deal since the operators know how to handle such occurrences based on the NPP operator’s handbook.

    All generators and their fuel are safe from exposure to moisture.

    All pumps and intakes will not get clogged.

    During major storms, rodents will not chew on any critical wires or components.

    The authorities in charge can easily transit landslides and floods blocking access to NPPs and their CSFPs to ensure they are working as designed.

    Buildings will not fall down.

    NPP handbooks have a section on mitigating the potential consequences of fuel directly exposed to the environment in the event of a tornado, hurricane or typhoon.

    All rainfall will be appropriately diverted to overflow/or sewer bypass systems.

    A category 5 Typhoon has sustaining winds of only 157 MPH (252KM/H), far below anything worth concern. I know people who have wind sailed blindfolded in situations much worse.

    All radioactive debris and water littering FU is safe from atmospheric liberation.

    I probably left something out I’ll regret when the typhoon arrives, but for…

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    for now I feel much better. Peace.

  • Dugisme Dugisme

    I too fell victim to spacing the spam folder for a reply. Shake my stupid head…
    Three weeks for me. My fault, I don't seem to focus as well as I should these days.
    Been reading and sharing for quite some time, to indifference or disbelief.
    As this becomes increasingly difficult for corporate media to ignore, and more stories bleed through to the mainstream, the look in my friends, and my families eyes, in no way relates to a victory. And still so many people either haven't heard, or simply don't believe that such a thing could happen without TPTB alerting them to its hazards, or telling them what to do 'in case of'.

    Not a scientist. Just a person who loves to read, genuinely cares, and enjoys the Infotainment side of media.

    Probably not the place to say "hello", as off topic as this obviously is, but my soul breaks, and I just wanted to say "Thank you", where I thought it would be seen.


    • bo bo

      Do you mean 'checking' the spam folder?
      Enenews does that, when you try to log in as a new member, the password goes straight to spam. It prevented me from joining for a long time.
      Not sure if it's just me but I've never had passwords be sent to spam on my e mail account by sites before or after. I think the government is trying to block people from joining.

  • Dugisme Dugisme

    Will try to be on topic from here on out. My apologies.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Don't worry too much about being on topic, as long as it's radiation-related. There are plenty of forums here for all comers.

      We're all trying to come to grips with this ELE in slow-motion. It ain't easy for anyone.



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  • Styxhexenhammer666 Styxhexenhammer666

    Don't worry everyone I am sure TEPCO will say "all is well" and two or three days later, radiation levels will magically spike without any known cause.

    Considering they have repeatedly underestimated levels of radiation (sometimes by an order of magnitude) I don't have much faith that even the already high readings from around the area are totally accurate- like when they apparently didn't realize that chimney was spitting out lethal doses.

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    Typhoon Lekima is going to have to turn NOW if the Japanese coast line to be minimally affected.

    Otherwise, this could be the last 24 hours of work at the Fukushima site.