“Typhoon exited Japan over Fukushima” — Half foot of rain recorded around nuclear plant — Fukushima Worker: There’s no choice but to pray more radioactive material does not spread into ocean… That’s the reality of the situation we are facing (PHOTOS)

Published: October 14th, 2014 at 7:13 pm ET
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Yomiuri Shimbun, Oct. 14, 2014: The typhoon exited over Fukushima Prefecture in the early hours of Tuesday… according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

AFP, Oct. 14, 2014: Heavy rain hit the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the northeastern Pacific coast, “but we have not received any reports of damage or abnormality”, said a spokesman with Tokyo Electric Power…

Rainfall at the nearest monitoring location to Fukushima Daiichi was 138.5 mm (5.5 inches) over the 24-hour period. Early in the morning of October 14 the precipitation rate reached 36 mm per hour.

Atmospheric pressure at the center of the storm dropped to 980mb while moving over Fukushima, which is the same pressure as when it first made landfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu. According to Japan officials, “The lower the air pressure, the stronger the wind and rain tend to become.” Also, the center of the storm appeared to become more organized as it passed Fukushima, compared to the previous map which showed the eye had lost symmetry.

Fukushima worker @Happy11311, Oct. 14, 2014 (Google translation): Rain… becoming stronger. If you continue down this state, the total rainfall may become more than No. 18 last week. Disciples do nothing but pray tomorrow morning, and from us too through 1F without incident.

Fukushima worker @Happy11311, Oct. 14, 2014 (Google translation): … After three and a half years… heavy rain and typhoon comes… there is no choice but pray contamination do not diffuse into the sea… It’s the reality of the nuclear accident.

Report after last week’s Typhoon Phanfone: [intlink id=”japan-times-records-shattered-fukushima-surging-radiation-levels-after-typhoon-tepco-doesnt-happening-warning-crisis-could-worse-180-kmhr-storm-heading-area” type=”post”]Japan Times: ‘Records shattered’ at Fukushima — Radiation levels surge after typhoon — Tepco “doesn’t know why” this is happening[/intlink]

Published: October 14th, 2014 at 7:13 pm ET
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48 comments to “Typhoon exited Japan over Fukushima” — Half foot of rain recorded around nuclear plant — Fukushima Worker: There’s no choice but to pray more radioactive material does not spread into ocean… That’s the reality of the situation we are facing (PHOTOS)

  • Better get the rad word out, Folks!!

    Fukushima Business Cards 4 U! And everyone else, too!
    http://tinyurl.com/fukushimabusinesscard4u

    These nifty cards are easy to print and pass out.
    Or leave randomly, where ever you please. Side 2 stands alone with links. Distribute and post to social media liberally.

    Now. Thank you.

  • Pray for the people suffering, the isotopes are entering the bio-system just fine on their own.

    • bluetick

      awwwwwwe just think how peaceful earth will be with no humans ,,,just the occasional lion/shrk ect grabbing their prey..then just pure calm. Will be a strange unfamiliar place thats for sure.

  • We Not They Finally

    “but we have not received any reports of damage or abnormality”, said a spokesman with Tokyo Electric Power…"

    Yeah, ASIDE from its already being so long since so "damaged" and "abnormal," that anything else is just icing on the proverbial cake? Will it ever again be anything but inmates running the asylum?

    At least when some kind soul suggested to "pray," it was doing possibly SOMETHING.

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    Well happy11311 sums it up "there is no choice but pray contamination do not diffuse into the sea… It’s the reality of the nuclear accident". The toilet just got flushed and pray as much as you want plenty of rads got dumped into the ocean! Thanks Tepblow!

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, I doubt that praying worked too.. It's just that some possibly-terrified people over there really want and need relief, whereas the people reporting the news at the behest of their government and TEPCO seem to be in all-out cover-up mode at all times.

    • bo bo

      I read this from Happy11311 this morning

      https://mobile.twitter.com/Happy11311/status/522011046362374144

      'I was wondered all night how the site holds up, but in the morning I went and checked and there weren't as many puddles as last typhoon (phanfone).. there were still a lot of puddles around tank area though..'

      • bo bo

        An asterisk though.. there are rumours that Happy11311 might be an agent of TEPCO. Some say TEPCO uses his tweets as foreshadowing and priming concerned citizens, easing them into shocking revelations and also to maintain control of the narrative. I used to be a fan of his storytelling style.. like a post nuclear William Faulkner.. so I really hope he's real but … he's been there an awfully long time now..? Still hasn't reached his limit?

  • We Not They Finally

    Ironically, this would probably be the first typhoon and/or hurricane to be re-gaining strength (lower pressure,) as well as its eye[!] when it has already gone inland!! (Never saw that with hurricanes in the U.S.) Makes one wonder about all the weather reports leading up to it as well. Though at this point, HOWEVER they are reporting it, any large storm there could have yet new catastrophic results.

  • Sickputer

    1 inch of rain on one acre equals 113.3 tons of water.

    The site of Fukushima Daiichi NPP is 860 acres.

    Multiply 113.4 times 860 equals 97,438 tons of water from one inch of rain.

    Multiply that total by 5.5 inches of rain deposited by Typhoon Vongfong.

    Grand total: 535,909 tons which converted to gallons is:
    144 million gallons of rainwater

    144166371.693 gallons (US liquid)

    Do you think there was some contaminated water and soil runoff to the Pacific Ocean just a few hundred yards away? 🙂

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Well……….YES

      I was thinking the site is less than 1.5 sqmi
      I was also thinking how many sq.mi. have some sort of fallout.
      I then realized it would be billions of gallons.

      Yea, some contaminated water made its way to the ocean.
      For the last 4 typhoon seasons.
      And for a few more.

    • Slip sliding away….slip sliding awayeeeee.

    • Crickets Crickets

      Thanks for doing the calculation. I was thinking the same exact thing but wasn't sure of the area that FUKU covered. And they would have us believe they somehow captured even a fraction of all the radioactive water? If geoengineering is responsible for droughts in some parts of the world, that is one location that should probably be turned into a desert.

      • Sickputer

        My friend Crickets typed these pixels of light:

        "Thanks for doing the calculation" [144 million gallons rainfall from Vongfong at Daiichi NPP site]

        SP: Thanks accepted.. Doing that research and calculations on my iPhone is slower than my XPS laptop, but I punched it out in less than 10 minutes.

        The thing about the Daiichi site runoff from the Vongfong rain is that there was undoubtedly a huge runoff of the total (went into the Pacific). Lots of radiation went into the lagoon that IS NOT WALLED OFF from the open Pacific Ocean (Thanks a lot to a lying sack of shit politician who shall remain nameless to avoid the anguish of reading the man's worthless name (he sure ain't cut from the same cloth as our 16th president).

        Reason? The ground is super saturated from the previous typhoon. The ground can't absorb any more liquid for at least a week after a previous heavy rainfall and there was a VERY heavy rainfall October 8 from Typhoon Phanfone .

        • Shaker1

          I thank you also, for the effort of the calculation, Sickputer. And my thought was also that the place is saturated. It just runs off. But it is somewhat comforting (for now, anyway) when you think about it, that with the gross saturation the buildings and stacks are still somewhat upright. There is some measure of 'worse' to be had here, and we can be glad it's not today.

  • Gasser Gasser

    "Eve Of Destruction"

    Watch and listen first>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qfZVu0alU0I

    ~~~~~~~

    The Fukushima Reactors….are Becquerel explodin',

    Becquerel's overflowin'….from fuel rack's unloading’,

    
There is more than enough to kill….and all still in motion,
    
If you believe Nuclear is safe….what's that Geiger counter you're totin',


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


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

    Don't you understand….what I'm trying to say?

    Can't you see the logic….that I'm knowing today?


    The big quake has struck, there's no running away,

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

    Take a look around you, boy….it's bound to scare you, boy,

    
But you tell me….over and over and over again my friend,

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

    (con't)

  • Gasser Gasser

    (con't)

    Yeah, my blood's gone rad….feels like stagnation,
    
I'm sittin' here….in Cesium Becquerel fizz~A~lation,

    
I can't say the truth….NRC knows no regulation,

    Handful of Senators passed….Price Anderson legislation,

    
And marches alone….can't bring Nuke's termination,

    When human respect….was hijacked through procrastination,

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

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

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

    Think of all the Reactors there is in Red China!
    
Then take a look around…there's enough to blind ya!

    
Ah, you may leave here….for four days in space,

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

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

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


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

    
And you Bot~Shill me over and over and over and over again my friend,
    
Ah, you don't believe…we're in super deep shit….into the eve of destruction.

    ~Gasser Classic~

    • amberlight amberlight

      Can you or some musician friends record this, Gasser? It deserves to be heard, along with your other updated takes on classics. Send complimentary CDs to IAEA and gov't officials of every nuke promoting nation!

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Great song, Gasser. Another. Keep on rocking in the free world or the corporate feudalistic police state thingy we got going on.

  • Marcie

    Heavy rain hit the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the northeastern Pacific coast, “but we have not received any reports of damage or abnormality”, said a spokesman with Tokyo Electric Power…

    You can always tell when Tepco is lying….their spokesman's mouth is moving.

  • W8R W8R

    Hello,
    The millions of gallons of water that fell are certainly a concern, here's another:
    How many billions of bq, and billions of buckyballs, has that giant vacuum sucked into the stratosphere?

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Happy is a scam…a TEPCO scam.
    First of all he would be silenced if he were.

    Second….there is absolutely no way he is under his limit.
    That would be impossible….

    • bo bo

      Ya… dontcha think? I think he's a loophole TEPCO created to express or admit to things they can't publicly, or make things seem better than it seems ( of course )

      • Shaker1

        He has become one of those that you have to accept as they are. At first he seemed to have inside information, but some time ago when I saw discussion of questions about him, and at best there some reserve. Maybe that's brought on by acceptance of having to do the work that in the end you can't imagine will turn out well, and no one of any consequence feels it will either, but it has to be done. I've worked on expected failures, and there's a certain defensive shield that one might get for the work. The question of his longevity at the site does have one wonder of his corporate and physical position there. All in all, he just doesn't seem harmful.

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    My last post was meant for BO…

    My bad :/

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    NO CHOICE BUT TO PRAY . . .

    Thanks to nuclear.

  • harv33021

    You know we are all in deep dodo when "there is no choice but to pray." I've heard this before, kinda like the old "pass the ammunition and pray" thing but the ammo already went up in smoke. I suspect this will not get much coverage anywhere but here and that just makes it all the more tragic.
    I have been watching this site for a while now and the news absolutely gets worse each day. Sad but true. It's all over but the shouting.

  • Jebus Jebus

    What kind of an energy source do we have, if a simple Pacific typhoon stirs up more radionuclide contamination, than the already blown up and melted out reactors, have put into this one environment, already?

    I have never seen a PV plant wipe out an entire nation with sunshine.

    I have never seen a wind farm contaminate 1000 square miles with wind.

    Fossil fuels have to go too, but you can stand next to an empty can of gas…

  • Crickets Crickets

    Another atmospheric river of water, once clean and pure, percolating down through the contaminated soil and rogue corium, and out into the once pristine Pacific Ocean. Beyond sad.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Marko Kaltofen

    Fukushima HOT PARTICLE from Vaporized Core found 300 miles away

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IJa_OEc610

    No typhoon required…

  • humptydumpty humptydumpty

    Contaminated rainwater "dispersing" directly out into the ocean is one thing, seeping through corii is another (which Tepco has not documented), but a third concern is subsidence of buildings due to saturation of the ground under the foundations. The spent fuel pools depend on maintaining solid ground, do they not?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Something to nibble on, from early on in this particular nuclear disaster…

    Is Anyone Paying Attention?

    By Trish Gannon 06/06/2011

    http://riverjournal.com/vivvo/news/2177-fukushima_politicallyincorrect_gannon_062011.html

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    She is a smart women! 🙂 Don't eat the berries..

  • David169

    The Tepco soothsayer went to the same school as Baghdad Bob and Obama.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    In the last thread-post before my internet got shut off last night I mentioned my concerns for the possibility of the storm restrengthening as it got to 1-F Fukushima and the warm waters that are conducive to feeding of cyclonic tropical weather systems and it appears my fears were well-founded. IDK why I got so wound up that I pawned my wedding ring despite being a family heirloom,the only one left able to get the web back online,pay our car insurance,$47 prescriptions and enough gas to get to dr. crap that I learned to appreciate as time away from this address & all that comes with it. We've had a lot of rain here, sometimes it evens registers on the uk mini-instruments gm counter I spliced 2 wall wart power supplies to the ic board when it's raining harder?! It seems like something's already in the rain rather than the raindrops cleansing it from the air now[?]! 😐 I expect a wave of crap to waft over in the next weeks but the "worker" KNOWS what's been leaking,kept in the lagoon or buried there,and being/been dumped per IAEA advisement & support. He knows what they did and Prays it doesn't break records again as happened following the last,lesser typhoon[s]! He'd probably let on that another increase in peak values detected will lead to abandoning the plant & the project[s] using all those cement trucks going in & out of the area day & night?! 🙁 A sub-contractor's likely to tell the truth as he knows it,a "TEPCO" worker "could" tell a whole lot more[?]!

  • Sol Man

    How much radiation was released in the typhoon? I am not certain if the number even exist. The rain cycle off of the dead Pacific represents a very bad problem, forever. Observe everything, but especially the health of the trees in the Pacific NW.

  • Nick

    Shortly after 3/11/11, metal plates were placed all around the site to cover-up the spewed contents from the reactors and fools' pools (yes I mean fool!).

    When it rains, I doubt that the ground is waterproof, and water wends it's way across the metal, down into the ground and out to sea.

    No way are they "trapping" this hydrological flooding.

    Nor are they freezing it.

    Nor are they peeling up the metal plates and scraping up the deadly
    radioactive reactor bits.

    So, EVERYTIME it rains, radiation levels spike.

    Comprehendez-Vous?

  • Nick

    The tanks are pure theater, designed to score the 2020 Olympics.

    No way can they store and treat the water, EVER.

  • Checkmate

    Never in my life have I heard such a load of B.S. from Tepco or what is the other name they now call themselves. Imagine they have all their storage tanks loaded with radioactivity AND the idiots are telling us they are going to catch it.
    Yes! they are going to catch it and stop it from going in the ocean…WITH THEIR BUTTERFLY NETS!!!
    This is a total insult to every one's intelligence "Catching it." Such B.S.

  • wiscosteve

    Nick and Checkmate you both so right, nothing can hold the bad water and they do insult us, I am going to try to get some salmon from the northwest and test it for nukes, something our gov is probably covering up much less the amount of radioactive water flowing to Alaska and down the coast, but why panic people, let them eat, boat and swim right!!

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