Unprecedented volcano warning near Japan’s only restarted nuke plant — Mountain is swelling, expanding — Large amounts of magma causing ‘sudden crustal movement’ — Gov’t Now: Extremely high risk of major eruption… Gov’t Before Nuke Restart: “Little chance of major eruption” (VIDEO)

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The Independent, Aug 16, 2015 (emphasis added): Japan’s weather agency issued a warning… that the likelihood of the eruption of [Sakurajima] was extremely high… after it detected a spike in seismic activity… They have warned an evacuation of the city of just over 600,000 people may be necessary. [JMA] said: “The possibility for a large-scale eruption has become extremely high for Sakurajima.”… It comes as a nuclear reactor 50 kilometres (31 miles) away was switched back on.

Mainichi, Aug 17, 2015: On Aug. 15 alone, there were 1,023 volcanic earthquakes… the JMA has pointed out that crustal changes that indicate mountain swell as a result of a magma rise are still continuing… Kazuya Kokubo [with JMA said] “underground pressure hasn’t been relieved. An eruption could occur at any time.”

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 16, 2015: … the mountain [is] expanding… [officials] estimate that a large volume of magma continues to accumulate.

Reuters/Kyodo, Aug 15, 2015: The agency also said it had raised the warning level … to an unprecedented 4.

Jiji Press, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained alert for signs of a major eruption… [An official] called on the public to act calmlya major eruption could be imminent. Level 4 is the highest ever for Sakurajima… “I have lived in Sakurajima for more than 50 years but have not imagined we would have to evacuate,” said Emiko Miyashita, 80… crustal movement was also observed [and there’s] signs indicating magma has risen to near the volcanic vent… “It would be no surprise if it were to erupt at any moment,” an agency official said.

Wall St Journal, Aug 17, 2015: [Japan] remained on high alert for a major eruption at Mount Sakurajima… Seismic activity began increasing dramatically Saturday morning and data showed swelling of the mountain, the agency said.

Asahi Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: [JMA] said a major eruption of volcanic Mount Sakurajima could be imminent… signs of sudden crustal movement were also observed… Agency officials said there were indications a much larger eruption was in the offing.

Yomiuri Shimbun, Aug 15, 2015: A major eruption is highly likely to occur, the agency said… There is a possibility that magma has risen to the shallow part of the volcano

Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: [NRA, Japan’s nuclear regulator,] decided there is little chance of a major volcanic eruption in the next several decades.

NHK, Aug. 15, 2015: Officials say they are not taking any particular precautions because they think a possible eruption would not affect the plant.

Bloomberg, Aug 15, 2015: Volcanic rock and ash could cut off transport routes and prompt workers at Sendai to flee the nuclear site in the event of an eruptionengineering consultant John Large wrote.

The Times, Aug 11, 2015: Environmentalists complain that the company has paid insufficient attention to the effect of heavy ash fall on the plant’s machinery.

Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: Sendai nuclear power plant… has not designated a site for relocating nuclear fuel in the event of a massive volcanic eruption, claiming that warning signs would give Kepco enough time to prepare and transfer the fuel… In the event of a major eruption, however, pyroclastic flows could reach the plant and disable cooling functions… which could trigger massive radioactive emissions… The sheer volume [of spent fuel] makes it hard to find a relocation site big enough to take them… Toshitsugu Fujii, a member of the panel [advising the gov’t] said that the panel’s opinion is not necessarily consistent with that of the NRA.

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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Absolutely ..complete geological disturbance in the area.

    • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

      Nuclear power is a facade for nuclear weapons. That is why everyone is so concerned about Iran having "commercial" nuclear power reactors.

      From Wikipedia, re; Japan's nuclear weapons history:

      While there are currently no known plans in Japan to produce nuclear weapons, it has been argued Japan has the technology, raw materials, and the capital to produce nuclear weapons within one year if necessary, and many analysts consider it a de facto nuclear state for this reason.[28][29] For this reason Japan is often said to be a "screwdriver's turn"[30][31] away from possessing nuclear weapons, or to possess a "bomb in the basement".[32]

      Significant amounts of reactor-grade plutonium are created as a by-product of the nuclear energy industry. Japan was reported in 2012 to have 9 tonnes of plutonium in Japan, enough for more than 1,000 nuclear warheads, and an additional 35 tonnes stored in Europe.[33][34] It has constructed the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant, which could produce further plutonium.[33] Japan has a considerable quantity of highly enriched uranium (HEU), supplied by the U.S. and UK, for use in its research reactors and fast neutron reactor research programs; approximately 1,200 to 1,400 kg of HEU as of 2014.[35] Japan also possesses an indigenous uranium enrichment plant[29][36] which could hypothetically be used to make highly enriched uranium suitable for weapons use.

      Japan has also developed the M-V three-stage solid-fuel rocket, somewhat similar…

      • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

        http://www.zentrum-oekumene-ekhn.de/fileadmin/content/Japan/SHIMATSU_March_6_Fuku_Disaster_Exposed.pdf

        The first clue to TEPCO’s role in weapons work came in July 1995 when a reporting
        team with The Japan Times Weekly, while I served as editor, uncovered in Idaho one of
        its subsidiaries bidding for a nuclear processor being sold as scrap by the US Department
        of Energy.
        Fingerprints from 311
        Detailed knowledge about clandestine warhead production did not emerge until the
        March 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima. To deter investigation, TEPCO and the
        Economy Ministry mounted an official cover-up of evidence at its massive complex,
        which includes two nuclear plants, a coal-fired thermal plant and several hydropower
        dams. Since April of that year, this science writer entered the 30-kilometer radiation
        exclusion zone on 12 occasions to measure radiation levels. Roadside readings enable the
        tracking of radioactive debris.
        Most curious was the fact that the TEPCO Thermal Plant in Hirono, Iwaki (the southern
        sector) was the site for thousands of workers and towering cranes digging up a forest area
        along the western perimeter. The supposedly nonnuclear plant is 30- kilometers south of
        Fukushima No.1, where in stark contrast only a skeleton crew was assigned to quell the
        ongongs meltdowns.
        A heavy uniformed security presence, along with undercover surveillance teams,
        prevented entry into all TEPCO properties and adjoining roads. Dosimeter readings
        outside the…

        • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

          cont…
          Dosimeter readings
          outside the front gate hit levels of 0.75 microSieverts, which is as high as inside reactor
          buildings. A Google Earth map from 2012 revealed a large rectangular pit connected to
          the surface by a long tunnel inside the northwest corner of the grounds. A large area in
          the southwest forest showed hundreds of recently dug shallow trenches.
          The radiation readings, taken between March 2012 and June 2014, and satellite images
          indicate that the Thermal Plant was in all probability the site of an underground
          plutonium extraction facility along with a waste dump for spent fuel. Until recently
          nuclear experts thought that enriched plutonium could not be separated from used fuel
          rods, an assumption since overturned by new laser-extraction technologies developed by
          Honeywell and GE-Hitachi (GEH). Finding the secret extraction facility, therefore, was
          of utmost importance.
          The radioactive evidence was disposed of by two means: first from the fishing port of
          Hisanuma, where roadside readings reached the highly dangerous level of 1.0 mcSv; and
          by truck and then JR freight train heading toward the prefectures of Yamagata and
          Niigata. Dosimeter readings at the platform at Koriyama Station reached 0.55 mcSv,
          which posed a danger to hundreds of young students who commuted from home on the
          same track.

          • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

            cont…
            Nuclear Secret Police
            At an outdoor campsite outside Iwaki City, the only available accommodation not
            reserved by METI and TEPCO contractors, readings along the streams reached 0.50
            mcSv, prompting kill-offs of golden scarab beetles. There a group of local residents, hired
            to cut grass along roadways, urged caution by warning of “dozens of secret sites inside
            the mountains, where people have been detained and interrogated by an unidentified
            security force.”
            On my research visits, several encounters with the undercover officers with the nuclear
            secret police resulted in demands to leave immediately with threats never to return. The
            largest of these altercations occurred in June 2014, when a French film maker and I, were
            pursued and surrounded by security teams wearing different uniforms. The site was Kido
            Dam, a huge structure overlooking Hirono, with a two-lane roadbed atop its 35 meter
            height and 350 meter width.
            Completed in 2007 after 24 years of construction, the structure has neither external
            hydro-power lines nor pipes for water delivery. Kido Dam, where readings reached 0.36
            mcSv could have only one function, as a tritium separation facility. Tritium, or heavy
            water, is used to trigger plutonium inside warheads.
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            blast that destroyed Reactor 3 on March 13 and 14, are…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Always an interesting place…

    Strange lights in JAPAN
    March 13 2011

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1tkKxroHT0

    Mysterious 'Green Beam' Captured On Live-Cam at Sakurajima Volcano
    June 2 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-AFoPhFbs

    • RAY-D-8-TED-DREAMS

      Green beam is a laser used to detect and measure particulates and gases being vented. Read that several have been put in the vent.
      I am pretty certain the light is actually water droplets on the cameras housing window growing larger and shaking from breezes. They catch the overhead sunlight and act like 'cats eye' reflectors throwing off a bright spot of light.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Heart, people are beginning to pay attention, and that is good. That video has over 53,000 views. Does anyone care to speculate what the green light is? A Cernbeam? Harpiness in the sky? Some strange visual phenomenon, an oddity in the visible light spectrum caused by some magnetic disturbance?

      I've seen earthquake flashes in the sky before and during earthquakes. There may be a scientific explanation for this.

      That's one heck of an imposing volcano.

      • thermal laser likely created via helicopter on night run taking temp measurements of the area / crater.

        There was another poster that commented the same. Its like a thermos spectrometer… (or some other fancy name for lazer thermometer).

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Thank you. Perfectly logical explanation, and yes, that is what it looks like. Do you know what the laser is used for?

          • PavewayIII PavewayIII

            HT: They shoot a laser gun up at a reflector on the side of the volcano and measure distance by the reflected beam when it gets back to the gun. It's accurate to 1 mm at 1 km distances. The reflectors are cheap, so the probably left several up on different parts of Sakurajima. They're probably trying to keep track of how much certain parts are bulging out. They can use fancy electronic gizmos to do that, but they're hard to retrieve from under 20m of lava. Trying to blame the grad students for that doesn't work – it's coming out of your budget 100%. Cheaper to use reflectors.

            They usually do a lot of this with the gun right on the volcano, but are probably trying to avoid incineration by an unexpected 2000F pyroclastic flow now. Insurance won't cover that.

            I'm pretty sure a green laser isn't used in any kind of long-range heat measurement, but I'm not a Vulcan.

            http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/electronic-distance-measurement

          • Was going to say pressure and thermal surveying. Thanks paveway. So Tired… Night all:)

            Note: Pretty sure they can also use this gear to monitor temperatures. Basic FLIR / uv attachment. Measures pressure buildup, density, ect. Cant find a better link. Just tired right now:(

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Nah, can't be. Just the scared little Squonks doing what may be their last dance on the volcano. (Humor intended.)

          Our present situation with all things nuclear, I must confess, makes me feel like I might just turn into a Squonk at any moment. (I opened up the sack, and what was left, just a pool of frozen tears, just a pool of tears ….)

          OK, how 'bout a couple of oldies but goodies for a Saturday night? (G'night all, unless I have something of value to add to one of your posts. Wishing everyone well. Just got done nursing a VERY sick dog for four days; intensive nursing care. Vet visits every day. If she doesn't have viral or bacterial meningitis, we might be headed out of the woods.) Be well, newsers, and your beloved companion animals, too!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJO8kcZdfQM

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrMqH5dKbJY

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

          (Goodness,that is one old video.)

          And "they" weren't sure Phil Collins would cut it as a front man. Not that Peter Gabriel is any sleeper.

          Don't mind any of us, we're just shaking the tree. This one is for Tacomagroove, bo, Melting Mermaid, AnneBeck, Kelly, Heart of the Rose, Anne, Angela, 1/2 of WNTF (ha, ha). I have learned so much from you all. And if I've left anyone out, forgive me. Thank you, wise women. You are all lovely on the inside, this much I know. Sending wishes your way for love, joy, peace, kindness to come your way each & every day.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Saw Genesis live at the UC Berkeley Coliseum in 1981. Reminds me of this video. Basically doing these same songs. Stood right in front of Phil Collins, and sang, "I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe." He got a big kick out of all the people up front singing the lyrics who knew every word. It was a "very old song," as he said. I sing really, really loud, and he laughed. Sang it to me, all the way through. That was a real kick. What a privilege. Chester Thompson on drums was amazing, and exact mirror image of Phil. One of them is left handed, one is right handed. That was 1981, I think the "Seconds Out" tour. Saw Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett in the same year or two. Love real instruments playing. Synth is great & I'm a great synth fan too. But we digress! Way OT, but sometimes we need art, beauty, affirmation of life to counter all the darkness around us, yes?
            "It's one o'clock, and time for lunch, dum, de dum, de dum dum …. Me, I'm just a lawnmower, you can tell me by the way I WALK."

            • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

              genesis and split enz are rockin. im a todd rundgren and allman bros freak

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                Sounds like you & I have a LOT in common in our musical taste. I too LOVE MUSIC. It helps set my soul right.

                These days I listen to a lot of Sovereign Grace music because it gives me peace, and then I'm just unshakeable no matter what's happening around. Keeps depression at bay, keeps my spirits bright, so I can face the worst of the worst w/o fear, and sleep well at night. It really helps prepare me to do battle in this world. But I feel I need divine protection to do that. The forces of evil in this world are wayyyyy too strong for me to take them on w/o divine protection.

                Don't want to join the Dead Activists' Society. You ken? If you let the Crowded House video play through, it will play the whole album. Yes, I love old Split Enz music. Iris, Six Months in A Leaky Boat, Dirty Creature. Have posted links to a lot of these songs over the years.

                How 'bout Howard Jones, Glass Moon (No. Carolina), some of the "fusion" and progressive artists of the 80's and 90's? Yes? The 60's folks like Dave Mason, early Pink Floyd (like Atom Heart Mother). Used to buy record albums obsessively and had a pretty good idea of everyone in the U.S. and England who made a dent in the industry. So many undiscovered artists.
                Kitaro, jazz artists, Sky, Camel, Happy the Man.

  • 5.1 EQ in the area: 5.1 10km NNE of Nishinoomote, Japan 2015-08-17 11:40:36 UTC 25.6 km

    • Horse Horse

      Earthquakes, Volcanoes, NPPs, oh my. Ya think they'll get the message that Japan should not have restarted those reactors? If not this quake, the next. If not this eruption, the next.
      Japan should put that geo-thermal energy to work. How many NPPs need to meltdown before they stop creating nuclear messes?

      • BanReactorsForever BanReactorsForever

        Japanese leaders like Abe want nuke weapons so they need nuke power to transmute Uranium into Plutonium for WMDs. Nuclear power has always been a lie to obscure the ultra costly plutonium production necessary for bombs. Reference the excellent link that Dr. Goodheart placed early in the comments re; Japan's secret nuke weapons program at Fukushima.

  • DeadAhead

    Pope Francis claims he has become involved in the Political side of Global Warming because of his concern for the poor, yet seems blind to the suffering of some of the toughest poor people in the world, who live at high altitudes in South America. Where Global Warming suggests those high places should be warming they have been suffering this winter, as I already described in my post here: https://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/pope-francis-call-home-argentinian-guanacos-freezing/ MORE TO COME http://iceagenow.info/2015/08/it-has-been-cooling-for-7000-years-must-see-video/ best global cooling video…

    • Top 100 Global Warming Denialist Groups Are ALL Funded By HUGE Corporations; via @AGreenRoad
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-global-warming-denialists-funded-by.html

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Doc, most of us can agree global warming is occurring, and it's extremely serious. But have you checked out how geoengineering and solar radiation management, ocean fertilization programs, and yes, the "H" word programs (76 installations globally for weather warfare at last count, check the patents, DOD and Air Force White Papers) are contributing to it?

        It's just flat wrong that they're pinning the blame on us and our cars. Yes, we should try to reduce our energy use footprint. Pretty hard for most of us unless we have the time, energy, and knowledge to live more greenly and lightly on the earth. It can and should be done. We can all do at least small things to help this along. It begins with each person.

        That being said, cars are a big problem. Emissions from autos DO contribute to greenhouse gases. We're still dealing with CFC's even though they were banned in 1992 I think, and phased out over several years. Coal fired plants are filthy. So are nuke plants.

        Incidentally, have you read the new study published 8/11/15, wherein a scientist (atmospheric scientist?) linked coal tar ash sprayed or diffused from commercial & or drone, mil., private aircraft to the barium, aluminum, strontium being found in waters, soil, air everywhere in the U.S. now? (At least most of the U.S.)

        See California Skywatch, GeoengineeringWatch.org, "Owning the Weather in 2025: Weather as A Force Multiplier."

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          I agree the denialists may be off base, and for a long time I didn't believe it was really happening. But that's because the MSM and corp, inc., M I C are pointing everywhere except where the real sources of the issue lie.

          Add all this to concerns about CERN, real concerns about Fukushima and nukism everywhere, and we have quite a strange brewing pot of stew in our atmosphere. It's wreaking havoc in the Arctic. I now believe the polar bears are truly losing their homes, the seals and walrus, the whole web of life, the krill, the phytoplankton and zooplankton, everything is living in a toxic stew.

          The methane releases occurring are staggering. Dane W. said at the 8/15 conference I attended the atmosphere will not support life by 2030, if methane releases continue as projected, according to the "best mathematical models" and scientific experts studying this issue.

          Would love to know your thoughts on this. You are very much in the know. Have you looked at the patents and white papers on this? Weather engineering? Adn did you know private contractors (like "MonSatan") can now hire private firms to tinker with the weather to their advantage in any given geographic locale? They can create their own micro- or macro- climates. Truth is stranger than fiction.

          You know how to reach me. Can discuss off-list if you want.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          The study said there was so far 90% probability the coal tar ash contains the constituent contaminants found in our air, soil, water, attributable to what's being sprayed in the skies.

          Check out the offshore photos of the massive spraying programs. A lot of it isn't seen by us, because they're doing it off the coastlines.

          What I'd REALLY like to know is: how do these chemicals interact with the nasties coming out of Fukushima, and all the other garbodge in the atmosphere from nuke testing, accidents, and all the other contamination we've dumped all over the planets.

          Dire Straits called it, "the industrial disease." Indeed.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rWuc5kar3Y

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              May we all find our way to our true home ….

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ1tF6LgB40

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDZyG0KJqik

              Enjoy, my friends. May you find love, peace, joy, blessings, and know thankfulness despite the times in which we live, the troubles we face, the dark clouds overhead.

              May there always be light to shine the way for you, so that your foot never stumbles or slips.

              http://www.starstuffs.com/prayers/gspirit.htm

              Great Spirit Prayer
              by Yellow Hawk, Sioux Chief

              Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world. Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

              Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me. Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others. Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me. I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy – Myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                AngelaR posted this, I think, a couple of months ago. Beautiful and worth repeating.

                http://worldhealingprayers.com/2.html

                Earth Prayer (To the Great Spirit)

                Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
                You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer.
                All things belong to you — the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live.
                You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other.
                You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy.
                Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things.
                Hey! Lean to hear my feeble voice.
                At the center of the sacred hoop
                You have said that I should make the tree to bloom.
                With tears running, O Great Spirit, my Grandfather,
                With running eyes I must say
                The tree has never bloomed
                Here I stand, and the tree is withered.
                Again, I recall the great vision you gave me.
                It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.
                Nourish it then
                That it may leaf
                And bloom
                And fill with singing birds!
                Hear me, that the people may once again
                Find the good road
                And the shielding tree.
                – Black Elk 3

  • RAY-D-8-TED-DREAMS

    With luck the volcano could entomb the reactor permanently in a thick layer of lava.

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      Sakurajima proved to be one of Grandmother Earth's better light shows – she's quite a diva:

      https://www.google.com/search?q=sakurajima+lightning&tbm=isch

      HOTR: note the burning rose and the cat picture just for you

      If you just look at the historic lava flows the last 200 years, the Sendai reactors seem like they should be OK:
      https://volcanohotspot.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/image004.jpg?w=750

      There's a whole host of other reasons the Sakurajima eruption is a potential threat to the plant. A lot is related to faults around Kyushu and (wait for it…) the very real threat of a beyond-design-bases tsunami from an undersea earthquake northwest of Kagoshima's Sendai NPP. Look at the soil and vegetation patterns Google Maps satellite image of the area south of it. I wonder if that went into the design basis? <snort!>

      https://goo.gl/maps/mr0O3

      But – hey – what are the chances of anything happening? PWR reactors. Half-banana dose max (except for their creaky old overflowing SPPs).

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Wow, those are some light shows. I want to really spend some time watching those videos. Amazing, amazing stuff. A light show man can only dream of creating.

      • The 200 year thinking is what got Fukushima into trouble.

        One has to think in terms of 50,000 year risks around nuclear plants.

        Pumice deposits can get 50 feet thick if a super volcano blows it's stack, hundreds of miles away..

        WIKI: Earlier ignimbrite eruptions occurred further north than Taupo. Some of these were enormous, and two eruptions around 1.25 and 1.0 million years ago were big enough to generate an ignimbrite sheet that covered the North Island from Auckland to Napier.

        While Taupo has been active for 300,000 years, explosive eruptions became more common 65,000 years ago.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupo_Volcano

        • Tephra from the eruption covered much of the central North Island with ignimbrite up to 200 metres deep. Most of New Zealand was affected by ash fall, with even an 18 cm ash layer left on the Chatham Islands, 1,000 km away. Later erosion and sedimentation had long-lasting effects on the landscape, and caused the Waikato River to shift from the Hauraki Plains to its current course through the Waikato to the Tasman Sea.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Yes, Doc, pretty amazing. When we begin thinking of cubic kilometers of volcanic material spewed out, it makes us look like tiny Flyspecks in the Eye of Geologic Time, yes?

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      BTW, thanks for the webcam links. If it's nighttime or cloudy and you can't see anything, you can still get a near-real-time idea of Sakurajima's activity on nullschool.net

      There's a mode for wind + sulphur dioxide surface mass. The more purple, the more SO2. When Sakurajima isn't very active, it doesn't emit much at all. When it is (or getting ready to) spew, you'll get tons of SO2 emissions.

      http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/chem/surface/level/overlay=so2smass/orthographic=-229.29,31.51,3000

      For the geographically challenged who have a hard time finding anything from nullschool's outlines, here's the approximately same image on Google maps. Kyushu and the volcano should be in the center in both images. Open the links in two different tabs and click back and forth like a chimp. That's what I do, except I make convincing chimp-like noises during the process. I think there's an illegal YouTube video of me doing this. At any rate:

      https://goo.gl/maps/Pu3fz

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        PavewayIII, are you a civil engineer? Thank you for the explanation of laser beams. Measurements and surveying use, yes. Accuracy to 1mm at 1km distance is a very high degree of accuracy. That is good instrumentation and probably produces very accurate measurements.

        Tacomagroove, it appears you also have some strong scientific training and understand the use of these instruments. Thank you both for sharing your expertise. Use of these instruments and parts of your discussion are completely new to me. Thank you for introducing these subjects. I enjoy learning about engineering and surveying.

        Does use of the laser gum require an operator's presence, or can they be placed and remotely operated? It's easy to see why they're likely to be cautious about having anyone up on the mountain taking measurements.

        Are the instruments placed by helicopter? (That could pose its own problems, depending upon what is erupting from the caldera, i.e., potentially toxic gases and great heat.

        On another subject, it is not lost on some of us that during volcanic eruptions in the Kagoshima area, many cubic kilometers of pyroclastic materials and the other types of volcanic materials mentioned. LOTS of material. How many cubic kilometers were ejected from Mt. St. Helens? Am trying to get a sense of the scale of the Kagoshima eruptions, likely the ones TCG mentioned which occurred to the north of Kagoshima. Sorry, tired & can't find TCG's post.

        • PavewayIII PavewayIII

          <i>"…PavewayIII, are you a civil engineer?…"</i>

          Only on Google.

          <i>Does use of the laser gum require an operator's presence, or can they be placed and remotely operated?</i>

          They DO make specially purposed guns with limited functionality that are meant to be semi-permanently mounted somewhere and constantly measure distance or whatever. I think they monitor parts of the Yellowstone caldera, San Andreas fault and Mt. St. Helen's like that. They're cheaper/easier than using a man-portable unit, but they can only measure to one pre-placed reflector. The gun and reflectors have to be close to the ground for stability, so you always have the problem of a random weed or rock blocking the path, forcing you to crawl up the mountain to fix it.

          The portable unit has to be set up precisely like a surveyor's transit (theodolite). The benefit to that is that you can take several measurements of the same reflector on the mountain from different points below and get more information about the bulging geometry. They don't know in advance what is going to bulge where, so pounding in a few cheap, easy-to-place reflectors on the interesting parts of the volcano when it starts acting up and doing multiple measurements from below just works out best in a practical sense. The reflectors placement isn't critical – they're more interested in how much and which direction it moves after they pound it in.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Well, PavewayIII, it's pretty obvious you have a lot of technical savvy. That goes for a lot of people here. I truly appreciate the level of reasoning power concentrated here.

            Miss Weeman, Dharmasyd, and the "Useful Eater" who knows who he/she is. And so many others.

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    Reactor started: Imminent chance of highly likely major malfunction!

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Ah, tinfoilhatlibrarian, did you say you're one of the old hippies here? I'm trying to remember who made that observation here.

      We were talking about Boz Scaggs, art as protest, and all that.

      For the Teeny Boppers who grew up amazed at their older brothers and sisters (like me):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-HlGo5SCY

      Yippee~Skippee, we're gonna have some fun with Cal-Neva down in Linear Valley! Grab some spare oxygen tubes and get onboard! It will be worth barrels of laughs! "Everything's all F'd up, it's all comin' down, it takes a worried man to sing a worried song. I may be worried now, but I won't be worried long!"

      Can't help re-posting this from time to time. It was so right on, I just had NO idea how true it is (nuketardiness) at the time. From a Neil Young film. How I dig that guy's hairy chest and gold chains, man! What is that writing at 1:58? Never noticed that before.

      Hey now, did Devo borrow that from Johnny Cash?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKb42OBNGBc

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    http://www.uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN0QM0AY20150817?irpc=932
    The nuclear industry isn't scared of a little volcano. They are the rulers of the universe and will decide if this planet remains habitable. That's a lot of power for some for profit corporation. I think its a load of crap. Could someone please restrain these psychos. They have obviously gone power mad, and can't be trusted with their own safety, much less the safety of the entire planet.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    The map on this page shows Sendai power plant at the southern end of the island. Sendai is actually on the northeast of the island. Or is the power plant named Sendai, but located correctly on the map?

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Sendai is on the main island.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          unincredulous, please see my post on page 1 of the comments. Posted maps of the volcano and the location of the Sendai plant. You could compare the maps to get a sense of the location. Tacomagroove also posted some really great information about the volcano and its eruptive history, the history of vulcanism in the Kagoshima area. I think her post said the city of Kagoshima is only 4 km from Sakurajima. IMO not a great place to put a major port city. DOH.

          And just sheer idiocy to build nuclear plants on an island with volcanoes all over the place, and massive seismic activity, or should I say, constant and sometimes catastrophic seismic activity? Where did they leave their brains on the days those decisions (Yes, let's build it here) were made?

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          It says somewhere in the articles linked at the top of the story (I think) the Sendai plant is located 31 km from the Sakurajima volcano. It lies west-north-westward.

          It seems the chief concern (besides devastation and evacuation of 600,000 people) is pyroclastic flows, lahars, and ashfall. The ashfall could cripple the Sendai plant.

          Could the pyroclastic flows reach Sendai? Maybe not, that's pretty far away at 31 km. But if you read about how deep the ashfall is when you have ejection of the types of materials coming out of stratovolcanoes, and all that ash fall, you can have some very serious issues trying to keep a nuclear plant functioning. Machines don't like to run well when they're gunked up with volcanic ash and glassy shards of material. Not to mention the huge amounts of noxious, poisonous gases issuing from the volcano. I'd stay very far away from that.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    From the first "Related Posts" (stories) link below the news clips in article above.

    "Japan Times, Oct. 24, 2014: Volcano near Sendai nuclear plant is shaking and may erupt… Authorities warned on Friday that a volcano a few dozen kilometers from the Sendai nuclear plant… may erupt. It warned people to stay away… Ioyama [shows] signs of rising volcanic activity recently, including a tremor lasting as long as seven minutes… the Meteorological Agency’s volcano division said… Experts warn [the] earthquake in March 2011 may have increased the risk of volcanic activity throughout the nation…

    Japan Times, Oct 18, 2014: Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions [and] could cause a ******nationwide disaster*****, said Toshitsugu Fujii, University of Tokyo professor emeritus who heads a government-commissioned panel… [R]egulators ruled out a major eruption… [Fujii] said at best an eruption can be predicted only a matter of hours or days. *****Studies have shown that pyroclastic flow… at one of the volcanos near the Sendai plant… reached as far as 145 kilometers away*****, Fujii said. He said a pyroclastic flow from Mount Sakurajima… could easily hit the nuclear plant, which is only 40 kilometers away. Heavy ash falling from an eruption would make it impossible to reach the plant… he said. Many nuclear power plants could be affected…

    • It is located in the southern part of Japan, so the prevailing winds often sweep across the whole island, (watching NHK weather reports) from south to north.

      If this volcano really blows and has massive pumice eruptions, plus a wind going in the direction of the NPP, it could cover the whole thing up, making it inaccessible to rescue crews, emergency crews or anyone else.

      Japan was supposed to LEARN FROM FUKU.

      It didn't learn. Instead, it denied, covered up and lied about it.

      Things will have to get worse, and the lesson will have to be learned in a way that is much harder, and involves much more suffering..

      So sad.

      It is just a question of when and how, not if, when it comes to nuclear power plants..

      70 nuclear plant melt downs and explosions so far.

      Nuclear Power Plant Threats, Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Fuel, Movie Reviews, Next Generation Nuclear Plants, Terrorists
      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-accidents-around-world.html

      How many more can humanity and life on Earth take?

      • or-well

        DG, you may want to look at this.

        http://www.windfinder.com/windstatistics/kagoshima

        (Kagoshima is right across the bay from Sakurajima)

        % of time wind blows FROM

        N 6.3%
        NNW 14.7%
        NW 10.8%
        WNW 8.4%
        W 5.9%
        SW 2.1%
        S 6.2%
        SSE 9.9%
        SE 5.6%
        E 3.1%
        ENE 2.6%
        NE 6.9%
        NNE 8.6%

        (I assume it doesn't round to 100% because of periods of indeterminate variability)

        What it means is that Sendai NPP is threatened seasonally.
        Unfortunately, it also means Genkai NPP and Ikata NPP are also threatened seasonally.

        EVERY nuke plant built in Japan was a premeditated dice roll. Seismicity ALONE should have been enough to prevent nuke power.
        Add tsunamis, typhoons, volcanoes…no need to even mention bad design, cut-corner construction, mismanagement, corruption…

        AND USA NUKE PLANTS ARE VULNERABLE TO ALL THE SAME THINGS!
        Just change the name of the cyclonic storm to hurricane…

        • Good one…

          Just noticed that when huge storms sweep in from the ocean, they often come across from the southern part of japan and than go north across the whole island, but this may just be a tiny fraction of the total time..

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Did you get that? Repeter.
    From "Related Posts"

    "Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake October 24, 2014"

    *****Studies have shown that pyroclastic flow…

    at one of the volcanos near the Sendai plant… reached as far as *****145 kilometers away*****, Fujii said.

    He said a pyroclastic flow from Mount Sakurajima… could easily hit the nuclear plant, which is only 40 kilometers away. Heavy ash falling from an eruption would make it impossible to reach the plant… he said. ***Many nuclear power plants could be affected…***

    A 145 kilometer pyroclastic flow. That's just astonishing.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    MANY NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

    Yes, unincredulous, oh, joy!

    I get the feeling a lot of us are thinking, oh boy, here we go again. Are they going to make the same monumentally bad decisions in Sendai as they did at Fukushima? (Like the way they just denied away the hazard, didn't acknowledge real threats of EQ's and tsunamis, events beyond design basis.

    A pyroclastic flow and a lahar are way beyond anyone's design basis. You can't design a nuke plant to handle that. Not on this planet, anyway.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Paveway, we need to send you in there and show those guys who's boss. Just flash your AK-47 at them, and I'm sure they'll understand you mean business. Wimpy little bean counters, you are to make financial provision to do whatever is necessary to begin moving the spent fuel away from the area IMMWEDIATELY. Or make friends with my AK-47.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "A pyroclastic flow and a lahar are way beyond anyone's design basis. You can't design a nuke plant to handle that. Not on this planet, anyway."

      Yes, if that happens Sendai nuclear power plant will get very real.
      It will roar, "Do you want to see my dick?"

      As real as it gets: 6:50 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_93KUN2OWU

      Kevin Blanch, uncensored. Heart.

    • Ho-T, they did make the same monumentally bad decision at Sendai. They turned the stupid thing on, knowing (or at least guessing) the huge risk(s).
      I mean; it makes me wonder what is going on in the Diet that such a decision would be made. Is Japan so desperate for money that they're relying on the Nuke-Cartel? (Kind of like the US and those we rely on..)

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        I agree, AnneB. What I meant was, are they going to ignore all the scientifically valid and sound warnings, just like they did at Fukushima? They're likely falsifying safety records and flaunting the "make it safer" recommendations of people in the know.

        Yes, starting the Sendai Plant up again seems like it's just beyond stupid. Folks running the show with IQ's apparently lower than that of small kitchen appliances. Unplugged.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          At least, the ignoring safety recommendations, building beyond design basis, and falsifying records and safety inspections seems to be SOP in the nuclear industry.

          DOH! Double DOH! Beyond DOH!

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Building the nuke plants in Japan was just a very, very bad idea from the beginning. That it was ever even seriously considered, much less done (building them) is beyond DOH!

            Your brain on DOH.

            What is DOH, you ask?

            Dunces on Hubris.

            DOH! Oops, so very sorry. We did it again.

  • irhologram

    TY Tacomagrove "5 paroxysmal > 25 km < 1 km3 < Plinian < 100s of years < St. Helens, 1981)"

    Point of reference. I was in Illnois at the time of Mt. St. Helen's eruption. There was at least 1/4 inch of volcanic dust on my parents car. The windshield was completely obscured. At 31 Km away, Sendai equipment will certainly be clogged with ash. This is not IF Sendai NPP will be fatally affected. It WILL. Yet it appears evacuation is only for people. The NPP has not been shut down? The spent fuel has no place to go so it is going nowhere? This time there is advance notice, but we still sit with our thumbs up our you-knows?

    IMHO, this impending disaster is as bad or worse than Fukushima. At least there, some few systems were operative.

    Distance for ash to travel from Mt. St. Helen's visiter's center to Peoria IL: 2101 Miles – 3381 Km, as compared to 31 Km from Sakurajima and Sendai.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    I'm just blown away. I can't believe we're continuing to see this hubris, arrogance, the seemingly ultimate stupidity in these people.

    We WILL NOT be made wrong. It cannot happen here. Famous last words.

    Deny Fukushima. Carry on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjK2Oqrgic

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    "Jiji Press, Aug 12, 2015: [NRA, Japan's nuclear regulator,] decided there is little chance of a major volcanic eruption in the next several decades."

    Isnt that what Tepco said about tsunamis and building endless nuclear reactors on the ocean front?…"Nuclear regulatory" peeps seem more intent on obfuscating important detail for better stock returns than regulating the NUCLEAR industry. Of course, "regulate" could also mean just adjust the flow of information to the peeps.

    Hmm…the coffeepot overflowed this morning…that hasn't happened for "decades".

    No rules.

  • or-well

    Think Kyushu Electric does enough PR?

    http://www.kyuden.co.jp/library/pdf/en/csr/2010/37.pdf

    Kids! Lets visit Sendai NPP Exhibition Hall!
    Or Genkai Energy Park!
    Or Hatchobaru Power Plant Pavilion!
    Or Yamakawa Power Plant Exhibition Room!
    Or or or or
    and all free!

  • Things are getting pretty desperate when women are removing their breasts entirely.. for no benefit at all.

    Double Mastectomies Don't Yield Expected Results, Study Finds
    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/09/02/345200586/double-mastectomies-dont-increase-cancer-survival-rates

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      The nuclear induced genomic damage is now growing/expanding exponentially.

      Damage expected to continue for 100,000's of years. 🙁

    • Yes, doc. It just leaves a bunch of women mutilated and, generally, with plastic balls in their chests. That's why I opted for lumpectomy (and why I wish every woman would.)
      Funny; guys who develop mamary cancers are almost always given lumpectomy. But, with women, it's, "let's just cut the whole thing off." I think it's because breast-doctors mostly hate women.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Probably a good idea to see a female breast surgeon because they get it. That's what I did when they thought I might have had inflammatory breast cancer in 2013. Turned out to be nothing. Shouldn't have let men make the decision to have a biopsy, that just cost me about 70 unnecessary mammography shots, a lot of pain, and likely titanium allergy in the "clip" they placed, which hurts to this day.

        Ladies, if they're not pretty sure you have breast cancer, or can't compellingly convince you, you need that biopsy, lumpectomy, or mastectomy, JUST SAY NO. I will NEVER let these people push me around again.

        The first surgeon I saw was a man, and he told me he needed to remove about 1/4 of my breast just to make sure he got the "margins" around the "suspicious" looking calcifications.

        That was after the docs had been watching the same density with no changes for over 20 years. So I moved, went into a new care system, and BAM! All of a sudden it looks like I have breast cancer. Do I see $$$$$$ signs all over? Yeah, cancer treatment is an industry, and we're just meat for these people to chop up and spew out.

        Sorry, but this whole thing just disgusts me. And trust me, the male surgeons who want to call the shots don't like being told, "No." Hoping the biopsy mammo shots won't cause cancer. Sheesh. At least I stood up to them and still have an intact breast, though it hurts often now.

  • The region’s most recent caldera-forming eruption 640,000 years ago created the 35-mile-wide, 50-mile-long (55 by 80 km) Yellowstone Caldera. Pyroclastic flows from this eruption left thick volcanic deposits known as the Lava Creek Tuff, which can be seen in the south-facing cliffs east of Madison, where they form the north wall of the caldera.

    Each of Yellowstone’s explosive caldera-forming eruptions occurred when large volumes of “rhyolitic” magma accumulated at shallow levels in the Earth’s crust….

    Eruptions of rhyolite have been responsible for forming many of the world’s calderas, such as those at Katmai National Park, Alaska, which formed in an eruption in 1912, and at Long Valley, California.

    If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide. Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate.
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3024/

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    These thoughts about nuclear induced cancers will soon be proven wrong..100,000's years! 🙁
    http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/genetics-and-cancer-landing

  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    That our genes are changing in favor of cancer is a symptom, not a cause.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    We are Killing our own and all future generations! 🙁

    The Death by Nuclear genetic process has already begun..70 years ago.
    http://www.ratical.org/radiation/KillingOurOwn/KOO1.html

  • or-well

    With more than 160 active volcanoes, the United States is at greater risk from eruptions than many realize.

    Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/which-us-volcanoes-are-likely-to-erupt-next#ixzz3jB81tp4M

  • "We are getting a much better understanding of the volcanic system of Yellowstone," said Jamie Farrell, a seismology graduate student at the University of Utah. "The magma reservoir is at least 50 percent larger than previously imaged."

    Knowing the volume of molten magma beneath Yellowstone is important for estimating the size of future eruptions, Farrell told OurAmazingPlanet.
    Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/yellowstones-volcano-bigger-than-thought#ixzz3jEYewxXT

    How big is the magma chamber under the volcano near the Sendai NPP?

  • Sakurajima is located in the Aira caldera, formed in an enormous eruption 22,000 years ago.[5] Several hundred cubic kilometres of ash and pumice were ejected, causing the magma chamber underneath the erupting vents to collapse. The resulting caldera is over 20 km (12 mi) across. Tephra fell as far as 1,000 km (620 mi) from the volcano. Sakurajima is a modern active vent of the same Aira caldera volcano.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurajima

  • 17 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. The Decade Volcanoes project encourages studies and public-awareness activities at these volcanoes, with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the volcanoes and the dangers they present, and thus being able to reduce the severity of natural disasters.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decade_Volcanoes

    Sakurajima is on this list that makes up the worst of the worst..

  • Well, y'all, at least the Weather Channel is (still) keeping an eye on the volcano:
    http://www.weather.com/news/news/mount-sakurajima-eruption-worries
    "Over the past few days, seismic activity began to ramp up at the mountain, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. A level 4 warning was issued Saturday by the JMA, and all residents within a 3-kilometer radius of the mountain were told they should prepare to evacuate."

    — even if #Nuclear is not:
    http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-nuclear-utility-near-active-volcano-in-fukushima-has-no-special-precautions-2115347
    "Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power said on Monday that it was monitoring activity at a volcano near its Sendai nuclear plant, but did not need to take any special precautions after authorities warned of the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption."
    (WICKED picture on the second site.)

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      After this "larger than usual" event, when there is just a big smoldering pit and Sendai nuclear power plant blows up; how many months ya think before the Japanese government says it's safe to move the residents back in? About two? Place your bets!

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Ouija board seance: Abe, "Please come back and be a taxpayers, guys. We can build an ice wall or something…"

          • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

            Its getting so expensive to live in japan many people are going bankrupt and homeless. like greece only worse. the same can be said of the united states. A corrupt nightmare state that started the nuclear radioactive nightmare and is deadset on taking it to its awful loathsome conclusion as it is in japan. In belarus where 85 % of the children in a country of 10 million have heart defects. As it is in ukeaine. a severely irradiated throw-away state in the throws of american deathcult murder and genocide that will ultimately end in the complete saturation of the degenerate and decadent nuclear europeans. The same europeans that have always had a huge part in this mess. especially the french russians and english.

            Finally there is radioactive wasteland kazakstan that has been so radioactice for 50 years herd of antelope have been dying in 1980 1995 2010 2015. Whole towns of people dying of radiation sleeping sickness.

            Iraq the depleted uranium death knell for the rest of the middle east. the oceans are dead. most people are the walking dead in denial trapped in a matrix of avoidance acceptance of totalitarian lies and self deception. The ugly eye on the dollar laughs at the smile on their faces.

            • unincredulous unincredulous

              In belarus where 85 % of the children in a country of 10 million have heart defects.

              A pro-nuker would say you can't prove it's from Chernobyl. If a fuel rod was found impaled through a dead person's chest, the nukers would still be looking for the weapon.

              "No smoking gun here."

              85 percent. Takes your breath away, doesn't it?

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Brilliant! 🙂

              "Iraq the depleted uranium death knell for the rest of the middle east. the oceans are dead. most people are the walking dead in denial trapped in a matrix of avoidance acceptance of totalitarian lies and self deception. The ugly eye on the dollar laughs at the smile on their faces."

      • Why move them out at all? Just leave them there, as hormesis doses of radiation are good for health, don't you know? Especially if the NRC passes the newest attempt at hormesis, that will be the new norm.

        There are very few standing between the pro hormesis Heaven of a totally radiated Earth, and creating tougher standards with lower radiation limits.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "Massive fire ‘dangerously close’ to Chernobyl plant: Just 3 miles from nuclear waste — Official: “Risks are high” "

    Unprecedented volcano warning near Japan’s only restarted nuke plant — Mountain is swelling, expanding — Large amounts of magma causing ‘sudden crustal movement’ — Gov’t Now: Extremely high risk of major eruption…"

    "Giant inbound asteroid found to be composed of shit — Large monolithic fan discovered in Milky way Galaxy. Officials: "Extremely high risk of collision. Scientists: We'll keep an eye on it. Concerning, but not alarming."

    I want my mommy.

  • Small eruption of volcano: related story, Mt Onatake:
    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/16146/20150819/helium-anomaly-aid-future-disaster-mitigation-volcanoes.htm
    "The 2014 eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan–which resulted in 58 deaths, with 5 people still missing–may have occurred because a helium isotope increased in the 10 years prior to the mountain's major disruption. In fact, that helium isotope may be a major marker for determining long-term risk of volcanic eruptions."

    Now, what decays into helium? Tritium does.
    What isotope is in great supply , from Fukushima and from pretty much every melting and leaking nuke=plant? Tritium.

    So, this may be proof (or at least a well reasoned theory) that nuclear is adding to the volcanic eruptions Japan, and much of the world, is experiencing. They may be very close to proving causation.

  • TREV TREV

    I am located at N50.66627 W121.35509 in the Venables Valley, British Columbia, Canada. I have been monitoring the rad levels up here since August 19/2015 using a Soeks Defender. all readings are steady with the highest so far at .51mcSv/hr. The high readings are spaced fairly close together and have not stopped so far. My first reading was .25 mcSv/hr. and moved steadily up to .37 mcSv/hr. about 4.5 hours later. As of August 20 at 1013 hrs., the reading was up to .37 mcSv/hr. I have moved my van about two kilometers SE and the readings are .29 mcSv/hr as of August 20/2015 and continuous as of 2102 hours. Could not figure out how to get this posted on the forum concerning radiation levels. I am new to this and an old soldier.

    • It looks like moonlight bouncing off of the buildings and the clouds. I've looked and looked and don't see a fire or fires. Maybe my eyes are tired?

      • Okay, I downloaded (so i could watch) and watched the video. What you're seeing is the, "usual", steam and maybe fuming, which we've been seeing for a while. I think that's unit-1, right? If so, I can see why they decided to vent the roof. Otherwise, the fuming might have blown the roof right off, and people would have really flipped out.
        I mean, on one hand, we should all be screaming about this.
        But, this is pretty much what's been going on for well over four years.
        This is why the whole world is so full of radiation from Fukushima. But, I don't think it's combusting in the normal sense.

    • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

      I think I saw that mt1000. I have recently seen computer enhancements of things you, and nukelchen, majia, calinative have been putting up and it appears that there are fires and emmissions going on all the time that are not necessarily visible to the human eye.

    • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

      A couple of my friends in japan are saying its almost impossible to make ends meet in tokyo or yokihama now even for well paid engineers and their families. Sky high food prices, taxes, tansportation costs, utility bills, fuel, necessities, medication. No doubt to subsidize tepco toshiba etc.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Those poor people are being robbed by those in their own government..Slave my insert! 🙂

        "The OECD also urged Japan to boost labour ("Slave") productivity, encourage more ("Slave") women into the work ("Slave") force and remove trade barriers, stressing that the structual ('Slave") reforms that make up the "third arrow" of Abenomics have lagged the first two arrows of monetary and fiscal stimulus."
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11539776/Japans-huge-debt-pile-just-got-scarier.html

        It truly is all a scam!

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Can not say where I work, but our little band of slaves has been cut from 42 to 35 workers. WE have had to accomplish the same feats as 42 workers. I am told that what I do each day, starting next week, WILL be done after I do two – three hours of other things first. I have become as efficient as possible at what I do over the last year and a half. I guess I'll just stop putting out a quality day's work, and hope they fire me.

          How does one quit without losing unemployment benefits? I know they won't fire me because they would not want to pay unemployment benefits. I should start fucking up, huh? Late, miss a bunch of days, miss safety checks, have sex somewhere and get caught. What can you push without losing benefits. I'm not a C.E.O., so I can't commit genocide and get a promotion and a nobel peace prize…

          May not be able to afford the internet much longer. Well, I definitely will have to look into dandelion soup, 'cause I don't have a pension.

          Soon, I bet: fuck it, I quit

          • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

            I dont know what employers, corporations, or productivity gain by treating people like shit like that uni. What the tax collecting parasitic local, state, and federal governments gain by turning all jobs and forms of honest employment into torture, slavery, and insanity. In the process they are running everything into the ground. No living wages, no respect, no more of anything.

            • unincredulous unincredulous

              By focusing on profit, at the expense of ethics, they will join Henry Kissinger in leading the world to an early grave. That includes me. I think I'll drop out and smoke a bunch of weed

          • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

            We were all born into this nightmare..none of this was our doing. And all this doing has been going on for a very, very, long time by those who came before us.

            They call this doing.. progress.

            • unincredulous unincredulous

              Born into a nightmare. I was raised Catholic. Mom was a baptist before marriage. At least my parents had all us kids go to church with them until we were grown. One sister married a protestant-charismatic biker, with a shady past. They started a big rift in the family with our "devil worshiping Catholic Church". I thought about until it drove me nuts. I haven't been to a church except twice in 30 years.

              I refreshed a bit with Christian history and ethics and morals studies in college 5 years ago. Before that, following the trail of 911 I checked out the founding head of the newly created Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. He looks like a vampire. Someone from an old 40s horror movie. Count Dracula.

              His family history is really worth a look. European drama.

              This Lauren Moret video is worth checking out:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WxjTzT_VdM

              Secrets…it's quite a lot to absorb.

              It all makes me wish I had bought some beer.

              I have no idea of my family history.

              I should just sit on the fence. Homeland security and a billion bullets. I should just pre-order a depleted uranium apple pie. When the Nazis come a knockin to question my loyalty, I'll ask, "To which two-face lying secret organization would you prefer? Nothing is what it seems." It's all about money. Jesus pitched a fit at the money changers. He said his kingdom was not on this earth. If DHS knocks, I'll give them a coin from a fishes radioactive mouth. "Taxes,…

              • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                It's really is a great deal to take in..you seem to be handling it all exceptionally well. 🙂

                "Secrets…it's quite a lot to absorb."

                • unincredulous unincredulous

                  I'm staying away from people, mostly.

                  It worked for young Rebecca, Newt in that aliens movie. Well, until the next movie, anyway.
                  "slavery" doesn't even leave me energy to clean my apartment.

                  I guess I need to quit my job to clean properly. If I get kicked out of public housing, I'll have to rent a bug infested trailer in a high crime neighborhood.

                  I just checked my glue trap pest monitor. Three roaches, a cricket, and a brown recluse spider. I knew I should not have bought that dvd player from the closed pizza place garage sale…

                  My back hurts. If I don't stay in bed, or on this couch, I won't make it through work Monday.

                  We have an inspection at work then, I should show some private parts. Or something…

                  Just checked my bug

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          And secure, well paying jobs replaced with temporary agency jobs. Welcome to the "U.S."

  • GOM GOM

    According to Cliff Master Weather Blog, the air quality in Portand Oregon is worse than Beijing. "Post apocalyptic disaster".
    Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 6pm

    CPM [particulate matter] 229-255
    (stroke anyone?)

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    One more thread cast into history as the next Enenews article makes our jaws drop to the floor.

    Where can you buy jaw sneakers? …and inserts?

  • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

    its the radiation uni. another of radiation poisoning we have overlooked

  • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

    another symtom of radiation poisoning we overlooked radiation drop jaw syndrome

  • And, now; Fukushima vs The Volcano.
    "Science", is sending stuent scintists to Alaska to measure century-old ash from a volcano that blew in 1912.
    Oh, but don't expect Science to measure anything from Fukushima! Radionuclides, bad; ASH? Much worse!
    (link) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/04/volcano-experts-travel-to-kodiak-to-measure-ash-blowing-over-from-112-katmai/

    Beginning of story:
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – "The Alaska Volcano Observatory is sending scientists to Kodiak Island to set up equipment that can monitor a century-old hazard: volcanic ash from the Novarupta-Katmai (noh-vah-RUP'-tah KAT'-meye) eruption in 1912.'

    "The eruption was the largest in the 20th Century and created the Valley of 10,000 Smokes in what is now Katmai National Park on the Alaska Peninsula.
    U.S. Geological Survey geologist Kristi Wallace says ash up to 60 feet deep remains in some valleys in Katmai and can be kicked up and blown toward Kodiak when it's not covered by snow, creating a hazard for aircraft and possibly human health…"

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