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Tue May 22, 2012, 12:11 AM

Fukushima Japan Nuclear update 5/21/12



Published on May 21, 2012 by MsMilkytheclown

too weary for usual edits today... fill in your own WTF moments...

Arnie Gundersen explains why a Global effort has not been made to extract the spent fuel at Fukushima SFP #4 sighting that it would draw more awareness that the United States and others have the same design on the Mark 1 containment design and the NRC does not want negative publicity.
A new building material to absorb cesium has been developed, but they say NOTHING about the OTHER radioactive isotopes.

Talk about the Pacific Garbage patch from the tsunami, and still nobody has plans for when it arrives.
Here's a killer: Geoparks to show how natural disasters are going to be "preserved" to teach others about disasters...

Meanwhile, get this, a low cost travel agency sends people to Fukushima and explains the radiation to them (of course they do NOT tell What they told the visitors) in an Effort To Increase Tourism to Fukushima! (MsMilky rolling eyes).
A crack very large in spent fuel pool may threaten all life as we know it - at least in the northern hemisphere. (repeating the significance of the situation).
various other articles.

NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko - Resignation Statement.... (see link below)
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Latest Headlines: http://enenews.com/

'The Sleeper': Unit 3 building 'fatally flawed' (VIDEO)

Ambassador's comments translated by Asahi: Another accident at No. 4 reactor building could cause the "final catastrophe of the world"

Gundersen: Pyrophoric fire if fuel rods in Unit 4 pool are not cooled Potential contamination of entire northern hemisphere (VIDEO)

Reporters repeatedly ask gov't why it does not consider worst-case scenarios at Unit 4 and get help from foreign experts

NYTimes: N.R.C. Chairman Jaczko to Resign

Fukushima reactors to be entombed like Chernobyl? Officials may say "We're just going to fill it with concrete and walk away" (VIDEO)

Gov't Holds Press Conference on Unit No. 4 Fuel Rods: Workers still reinforcing reactor's anti-quake capacity 'Despite growing international concerns... no plans to speed up their scheduled removal by 2015″

Report from Fukushima: 'Total levels of radiation are not decreasing at all' Japan gov't 'does nothing' 'Individuals are left to deal with the problem'

Reporter: What plans do you have in case Unit 4 pool does come down? Gov't official 'evaded or wouldn't answer' -Wall St. Journal

Gundersen on Plutonium: I believe fragments of nuclear fuel are in the ocean From explosions at Unit 3 AND Unit 1 (VIDEO)

Work at Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 "being handled like a construction project and that's unfortunate to say the least" "There is no international effort" (VIDEO)

"Pacific Ocean will continue to be contaminated, kind of for the rest of time" Containment vessels continuously leaking into sea (VIDEO)

Trillions of becquerels per day still being emitted from Fukushima Daiichi Radioactive steam continues (VIDEO)

Former Senior Reactor Operator: You can get a recriticality in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 "Never ending fountain of particulates and gas" (VIDEO)

M6.2 quake and several above M5.0 hit off Northeast Japan in last day UPDATED

Gundersen: Recent hydrogen build up inside Fukushima reactor "worrisome" (VIDEO)

Reporter at Fukushima Daiichi: Reactors seemed terribly threatened by the slightest movement or upheaval of heaven and of earth

Again: Three strong quakes in 15 minutes hit near same area as on 3/11 M5.8, M5.0, M4.8 (MAPS)

Bill Maher: "Arizona, nothing wrong with that state that a crippled Japanese nuclear plant couldn't solve" (VIDEO)

Gundersen: Japan is sitting on a ticking time bomb "We're all in a situation of having to pray there's not an earthquake"

CTV: No. 3 fuel pool "poses a greater risk of failing" than No. 4 "Has not been strengthened since the disaster"


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Reply Fukushima Japan Nuclear update 5/21/12 (Original post)
DeSwiss May 2012 OP
flamingdem May 2012 #1
Bennyboy May 2012 #2
PatSeg May 2012 #3
99th_Monkey May 2012 #6
PatSeg May 2012 #10
wxgeek7 May 2012 #12
PatSeg May 2012 #13
solarman350 May 2012 #4
MrMickeysMom May 2012 #8
99th_Monkey May 2012 #5
Logical May 2012 #14
99th_Monkey May 2012 #17
drynberg May 2012 #7
PatSeg May 2012 #11
MrMickeysMom May 2012 #9
Logical May 2012 #15
DeSwiss May 2012 #16

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 12:16 AM

1. It's terrifying that there is not one reliable institution controlling

the process of preventing the nuclear contamination of our air and oceans.

Unreal. Only to be real when it's too late. Why isn't there more alarm..

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 12:23 AM

2. Nothing to see here... (NT)

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:23 AM

3. The more serious the situation became,

the more quickly it was swept under the rug. I was amazed at how fast Japan fell out of the headlines.

This is truly frightening.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #3)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:20 AM

6. Espcially if you live anywhere near the West Coast.

I'm in Portland Oregon, which is 50 miles inland, but which
is also a major port, via Columbia River, intimately tied to
the coastal waters.

I eat my seaweed and pray.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #6)

Tue May 22, 2012, 10:29 AM

10. We were living in California

until a year and half ago. Now I'm on the east coast and am starting to be glad we made the move.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #10)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:44 AM

12. We all live downstream

Whatever the effects will be, will eventually affect the east coast, and the rest of the world.

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Response to wxgeek7 (Reply #12)

Tue May 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

13. True

Guess we may have bought a little time. What an irrational, self-destructive species we are.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:57 AM

4. Realtime/Live Streaming Radiation Measurement Feeds-Sites--Japan and the U.S.A.

 

Thought that you might want to see what's happening as far as radiation measurements go there in Japan. Here are some sites to monitor:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hino-tokyo-geiger-counter-feed

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/seikouin

U.S.:

Boulder City/Las Vegas, Nevada
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-radiation-monitor---boulder-city-nv-las-vegas

Seattle, Washington
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-geiger-counter-in-seattle

Redlands (Southern California), California
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/geiger-counter-redlands-ca

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Response to solarman350 (Reply #4)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. Thank you, solarman350...

You can count on the internet, where it's used best...

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:17 AM

5. I heard Arnie was moving his family to So. America

to side-step the radioactive contamination that's coming into Western Seaboard of USA.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:15 PM

14. You just made this up I assume! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #14)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:23 PM

17. Arnie uttered that as an aside in one of his interviews

I can't find that particular clip, where he references his own family,
but in these clips Arnie explains why anyone with the means to
do so, SHOULD consider moving "south of the equator" on short
notice. For Arnie to not be following his own advice, while ringing
the alarm for others to do so, doesn't seems very likely IMHO.


http://northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com/2012/05/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-nuclear.html
"... his outlook is for everyone to take their families and plan to move south of the equator!"

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:26 AM

7. THANKS FOR THE CLIP, BUT...

We should be getting regular (at least weekly) broadcasts or in print pieces of TRUTH about Fukushima. Our very lives may depend upon this. At least DU could be this source. Another source is Fairewinds.com. Stay informed and oh yeah, yell as loud as you can.

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Response to drynberg (Reply #7)

Tue May 22, 2012, 10:38 AM

11. Though people should really be informed,

I think many have put their blinders on, because it is so horrifying and possibly inevitable. It is one of those situations where people have no real control over it, so they choose denial over morbid fear.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:06 AM

9. Kick

For our wonderful world "leaders" in energy,

Clean renewable energy is not just a pipe dream... you thugs...

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:16 PM

15. There is a VERY SMALL chance this is going to turn into anything major! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #15)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:02 PM

16. Oh, well.....

...then we can all just forget about worrying our poor little heads, I suppose. Because one again, VERY SMART people are apparently saying that there's no need to trouble ourselves since it's such a VERY SMALL ?chance? anything bad can happen.

Again.









- I'm so relieved......

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