Saturday, 31 October 2015

Nuclear News - 10/30/2015

Nuclear Hotseat #227: SPECIAL

  • St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare
  • West Lake Radioactive Waste Fire
  • Dr. Caldicott, Bob Alvarez, Dawn Chapman

A full-length Nuclear Hotseat SPECIAL on the West Lake Landfill in North St. Louis – a Manhattan Project-era radioactive waste dump – and the encroaching underground fire less than a quarter mile away.


FEATURED INTERVIEWS:


The history of the West Lake Landfill nuclear waste with Bob Alvarez, who served as senior policy adviser to the Energy Department’s secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment from 1993 to 1999. He is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and wrote the landmark November, 2013 report: The West Lake Landfill: A Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Arms Race.

The medical consequences faced by those exposed to the West Lake radioactive waste with Dr. Helen Caldicott, arguably the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises in the world. A medical doctor and former instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, she co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility – which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 – and was herself nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. She is the author of Nuclear Power is Not the Answer.

What it’s like on the ground in the North St. Louis neighborhoods impacted by the radioactive waste with Dawn Chapman, a mother who lives less than two miles from the West Lake Landfill. She Admins the Facebook West Lake Landfill page.




Hear the podcast HERE

Japan Times: “Deadly” radiation levels detected outside Fukushima containment vessel

  • Details behind situation are unknown”
  • Officials unable to grasp location of melted nuclear fuel
  • Impossible” to plan for decommissioning



Jiji Press, Oct 29, 2015: 9.4 Sieverts Detected outside Fukushima Reactor Containment Vessel– [TEPCO] said Thursday that radiation levels of up to 9.4 sieverts per hour have been detected outside a reactor containment vessel… People exposed to the maximum radiation dose for some 45 minutes will die. TEPCO expects decontamination work to take at least one month. Checks conducted on Sept. 4-25 found the extremely high radiation levels at a cell which accommodates a pipe connected to the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor…

Japan Times (via Jiji), Oct 30, 2015 (emphasis added): Deadly 9.4 sieverts detected outside Fukushima reactor 2 containment vessel; checks stop… Details behind the situation are unknown, according to the company. Tepco planned to start in August to check the inside of the containment vessel by using a remote-controlled robot but high radiation levels have stalled the examination. Extremely high radiation levels and theinability to grasp the details about melted nuclear fuel make it impossible for the utility to chart the course of its planned 
decommissioning of the reactors at the plant.




I am unsure of the date of this

2015 - Fukushima Getting Worse And Worse, Multiple Molten Cores Still Fissioning, Iodine 131, Cesium, Strontium Levels Spiking Up




STRONTIUM LEVELS GOING UP DUE TO MULTIPLE MOLTEN 100 TON RADIOACTIVE LAVA BLOBS UNDERGROUND


Michio Kaku, “
Note that the lethality of radioactive reactor cores goes up the first 250,000 years they are out of the reactor – not down.”
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/28/fukushima-how-many-chernobyls-is-it/

There are at least three and possibly more molten 100 ton liquid lava highly radioactive and poisonous gas and water producing nuclear reactor cores that left Fukushima, and are now in parts unknown. No one wants to go looking for them, but many experts are saying that they are outside of containment, down in the ground.


July 20, 2015 Nuclear Expert: We should be very worried about ongoing catastrophe at Fukushima… “Complete failure” of ice wall built to contain extremely radioactive water… Plutonium is flowing into Pacific, will for many years to come — Strontium in ocean hits record level, huge increase reported since April (VIDEO)



LIQUID RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS STILL GUSHING FROM FUKUSHIMA AND AIRBORNE RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS ARE STILL ESCAPING


TV: “Canadian gov’t detected airborne elements of radioactive pollutants” from Fukushima — “Radioactive materials are still gushing” from plant — “Unexpected difficulties preventing escape of airborne radioactive contaminants” (VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrCscCMrBNU

This video is from 2012, one year after the disaster. It indicates hydrogen (tritium) levels (TEPCO figures) were rising even back then. As you can see from this article, radioactive tritium levels have not stopped rising and are now pouring into the ocean in ever increasing amounts, as of 2014. The only way that tritium and iodine 131 levels can keep spiking up as they are, is due to active fission happening at Fukushima Daichi in the underground coriums, which TEPCO keeps refusing to admit are there.

On 6/26/2015, Tepco published the report on contamination level of the retaining water in Reactor 1 and Reactor 2 basement. The sample was collected on 5/14/2015. From this report, Cs-134/137 density was 21,300,000,000 Bq/m3. The previous report published on 3/17/2015 reads the density as 1,280,000,000 Bq/m3.



Spiking radiation and temperature levels at Fukushima 2012 to 2014

freebywill 
July 9, 2015 The SFP4 temp readings are strange, whats causing that?

If SFP4 was emptied of fuel then what could be causing the temp increase?

the colors are; 

blue #3 temp
green sv/h
orng #4 temp

The above graph shows units 5 and 6 from 2012 to 2014. 

2014 - RADIATION LEVELS ARE SOARING AT FUKUSHIMA, MULTIPLE REACTORS LEAKING HIGH LEVEL LIQUIDS AND MELTED CORES STILL FISSIONING AWAY

As of 2014, a senior scientist has reported that Fukushima is not under control and that things are getting worse and worse. He says that Japan is lying about the amount of radiation going into the ocean. Bottom line, Fukushima is an emergency crisis, that is totally out of control, and it is being totally covered up and denied.

Fukushima is still fissioning, an unprecedened catastrophe, much worse than officially acknowledged so far, that continues to spew untold amounts of radioactive wastes into the on-site ground water, and this planet’s ocean and air, with no end in sight.
PhilipUpNorth July 28, 2015  Many thanks, Doc.
The nuclear industry wants the public to believe that the melted cores are heated by decay heat only, that melted cores cease fissioning right away after a meltdown. They go on and on about the need for water to slow down neutrons to create fission. That can only occur, they were taught in college, in the carefully engineered and controlled geometry of a nuclear core in a reactor.

Continuing emmissions of Iodine-131, however, offers proof positive that the corium is still critical. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but ongoing fission is still occurring, and the cores are still very hot. Not cooling down.

Tepco wants to put public attention on the smallest leak from a tank, a trench, or a pipe. The public thinks, of course, that nothing much is happening. Certainly, Tokyo is safe. Certainly, the 3 cores are safely in "cold shutdown", safely within containment.

So, here we are, after 4 1/3 years, with fission still occurring. And no underground wall diverting the underground river around the underground corium. Three nuclear reactor cores are still lost and critical. Meanwhile, Japan is poisoned, Tokyo is toast, and the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem is in a state of collapse.

Hold their feet to the fire, Dr. Goodheart"

INTERVIEW WITH HARALD STEINBECHL; SAYS FUKUSHIMA IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE, BUT TEPCO AND GOVT ARE PRETENDING EVERYTHING IS FINE


from a distance June 21, 2015 Good interview:

Kevin Blanch interviews Austrian activist Harald Steinbechl.

Harald has been to Chernobyl 6 times and to Fukushima

He says of Fukushima:

- “They are pretending like everything is fine.”

- “Nothing is fixed. It's getting worse and worse.

- He measured radiation at a park in Fukushima City at 7 microsieverts.

- In Fukushima, there is an indoor playground for children and in the front entrance of it is high radiation.

- At the Fukushima cattle rancher's house, measured 2 microsieverts in the living room.




7/26/2014 RADIATION SPIKE AT FUKUSHIMA, MANY MORE HAVE HAPPENED, BUT TEPCO WARNS NO ONE, NOTIFIES NO ONE


A Green Road July 26 at 8:49pm 640 uSv/hr spike on 7/26/21014 in Fukushima.. What are they doing? https://twitter.com/TOHRU_HIRANO/status/492966134472114176



On May 12, 2015, I-131 was found in Chiba prefecture drinking water (not sludge). So it looks like the latest fission event is still going on.





FUKUSHIMA IS STILL AN OUT OF CONTROL FULL BLOWN EMERGENCY 


Senior Scientist: Fukushima is not under control; It has ‘alarm bells’ going off on West Coast — Former Official: I’m humiliated Japan lies to world about how much contamination is entering Pacific; Nuclear material “polluting ocean more and more” (AUDIO)
shows that there was fresh fuel inside reactor #4, but the cap was off; via thermal image taken from air.http://optimalprediction.com/wp/nuclear-fuel-was-in-the-unit-4-reactor-on-311/

2013 - 1,050,000 Bq/Kg from the soil beside reservoir in Fukushima, jumped up by 11 times since last summer (2012)
http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/01/1050000-bqkg-from-the-soil-beside-reservoir-in-fukushima-jumped-up-by-11-times-since-last-summer/

MD SAYS TOKYO SHOULD BE EVACUATED, BECAUSE IT IS GETTING MUCH WORSE 


2014 - Tokyo, Japan Should Be Evacuated Says Dr Mita MD, Most Of Japan Radiation Contaminated After The Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster; via @AGreenRoadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html

Japan Should Have Evacuated At Least 40 Million People Due To Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/japan-plans-to-evacuate-40-million.html

PICTURE OF CORIUM POURING OUT OF BUILDING #4


Link shows picture of gold colored corium pouring out of equipment pool in building #4; golden color hot corium
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae300/artemisb13/Fukushima/3coriumexitbuilding_zpsb8b82a50.gif

same picture as above, but later on as corium fuel cooled to a black color.
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae300/artemisb13/Fukushima/5ogtj5jpgBR_zpsfe679af8.jpg

TEPCO BURIED THE CORIUM THAT POURED OUT OF #4, IS IGNORING OTHERS

TEPCO buried this corium under a large pad of concrete at the Fukushima site, trying to hide it. The other melted out coriums are beneath or next to the other buildings, down in the basements and/or in the ground, and they also are still fissioning out of control.

UNDERGROUND WATER FLOWING INTO OCEAN IS FULL OF ASTRONOMIC LEVELS OF RADIATION AND GETTING WORSE


Because of water underground flowing past these underground coriums, radiation levels of iodine 131, cesium, strontium, tritium, and many more man made radioactive elements are rising astronomically high at Fukushima, and it is getting worse and worse. Sadly, this basic fact is not being reported in the media.

All of this radiation is 'leaking' into the ocean. TEPCO is still claiming that the site is in 'cold shutdown', that they are decommissioning it, and that the total radiation released was only 10% of Chernobyl, despite this being an obvious and total lie. 

IAEA RECOMMENDS DUMPING ALL RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO OCEAN


The IAEA is recommending just dumping all of the stored on site highly contaminated radioactive water into the Pacific ocean at Fukushima.. as the ocean will 'dilute' it. The only problem is that tritium is 2 to 3 times as lethal as cesium and all of these radioactive elements concentrate back up the food chain, even if they are diluted.  Do you agree to this plan? The IAEA is not asking anyone for permission; they are basically telling TEPCO to dump EVERYTHING into the ocean. 

What they are not telling the public is that the amount of just cesium in the water stored at this site is THREE TIMES what was released at Chernobyl. They are also not telling anyone how toxic and dangerous radioactive tritium is. AGRP believes that if this was disclosed via the mass media, and people understood the risks of low dose radiation, that they would be tarred and feathered, and then run out of town, for even suggesting this.

TRITIUM LEVELS SOARING, ALL OF IT IS DUMPED INTO PACIFIC, TEPCO SAYS THEY CANNOT FILTER IT OUT


Tritium Levels Soaring At Fukushima - 2 to 3 Times More Lethal Than Cesium - Indicates Active Fission; via @AGreenRoad

Tritium levels are soaring at Fukushima as of 2014. This can only happen if active fission is happening at Fukushima. Tritium does not appear by magic or out of nowhere. Tritium is water exposed to neutrons, which only happens during an active fissioning reactor process, or with out of control corium(s) underground. 

Bottom line, this means that there are active coriums at Fukushima, and the site is not in cold shutdown as TEPCO and the nuclear industry claim. This site is still an out of control, total emergency crisis situation, and it is rapidly getting worse and worse, even three years down the road.  
"At one sampling point in the port, between the water intakes for the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors, 1,900 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected Monday, up from a previous high of 1,400 becquerels measured on April 14, 2014, Tepco said. Nearby, also within the port, tritium levels were found to have spiked to 1,400 becquerels, from a previous high of 1,200 becquerels."

A massive amount of radioactive tritium has already gone into the ocean, and more is going in every day. The amounts being released into the ocean on a daily basis are rising, not falling, as the mega disaster spirals more and more out of control with each passing day. 

Kyodo: ‘Huge amount’ of radioactive tritium may have entered ocean from Fukushima plant — Up to 40,000,000,000,000 Bq claims Tepco — Doesn’t include before May 2011
http://enenews.com/kyodo-huge-amount-of-radioactive-tritium-may-have-entered-ocean-from-fukushima-plant-up-to-40000000000000-bq-claims-tepco-doesnt-include-before-may-2011

Maybe because most everyone living around nuclear plants is already ingesting this toxic and radioactive element, they think no one will notice that they are drinking some more of it? Find out the dangers of tritium by clicking on this link;
75% US Nuclear Plants Leaking Toxic Tritium Radiation Into Drinking Water Supply; via @AGreenRoad

RADIOACTIVE IODINE 131 LEVELS RISING


What people do not understand is that iodine 131 should be completely gone by now, 3 years after the Fukushima mega nuclear disaster. Iodine 131 has a very short half life of just several days, so it should be undetectable at this point, anywhere in Japan. Yet, it is still spiking up in the sewage plants, probably the only place left, where it is still being measured in all of Japan.

Iodine-129 has a half-life of 15.7 million years, while Iodine-131 has a half-life of about 8 days. Both emit beta particles upon radioactive decay. Both cause thyroid cancer. Both come out of a fission process together, they do not act alone. 

Iodine and Radioactive Iodine Facts And Dangers Around Taking Potassium Iodide; via @AGreenRoadhttp://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/iodine-and-radioactive-iodine-facts.html

Because iodine 131 is still being measured in sewage sludge, is evidence of ongoing criticalities at Fukushima, probably coming from the underground out of control coriums at the site.





Source; 
http://optimalprediction.com/wp/fukushima-activity-is-on-the-rise-health-update/

Click to see live radiation monitor graphs at Fukushima Daichi 
http://oku.edu.mie-u.ac.jp/rad/

RADIATION LEVELS RISING

According to one scientist's report, there is now 100 times the amount of radioactive strontium at Fukushima, compared to cesium. Strontium is MUCH more dangerous than cesium. As strontium mimics calcium, it goes straight to the bones, causing bone cancer and leukemia. So if the amount of cesium at the plant is 3 times what was released at Chernobyl, then the amount of strontium on site is 300 times Chernobyl, correct? And this is what the IAEA wants to dump into the ocean? How do you feel about all of this so far?

Radiation levels are rising all over the plant, in the groundwater and surrounding the Fukushima plant as well; cesium, iodine, strontium, tritium levels and measurements are all going way UP, rapidly increasing in amount over time. This mega nuclear disaster is getting worse and worse, but no one seems to care so far, least of all the IAEA, which says TEPCO is doing a "good job"...







TEPCO STILL DUMPING RADIOACTIVE WATER INTO PACIFIC


TEPCO has claimed at various points that 1,000, 400 or 300 tons of contaminated radioactive water per day is going into the ocean. They admit that part or all of it is contaminated with a witches brew of toxic, radioactive elements that are coming from open and exposed reactor cores, no matter where they are, in the ground outside of the reactors, or inside leaking containmnents as TEPCO claims. This leaking of highly radioactive water straight from open reactors and corium contained in them into the ocean, has been happening since day one of this mega nuclear disaster.

There is a radiation contaminated underground river flowing beneath Fukushima, straight into the ocean. How big is this river? What amount of water is going into the ocean per day via this river? No one really knows.. How did TEPCO measure this 400 tons of water per day? Is this an estimate or did they take some bathroom scales down there and weigh this water?

For all they know it could be 40,000 tons or 4 million tons of highly radioactive water flowing like Niagra Falls into the ocean. Worst case, this flood of radiation may 'kill' the Pacific and all life in it. Some species die off has already happened. 

No one really knows or seems to care where the melted reactor cores are. Some experts say that three melted reactor cores left the reactor buildings and are sinking down into the groundwater. 

NYTimes: 400 tons of highly radioactive water going into Pacific each day from Fukushima plant, says Tepco — Top Nuclear Regulator: This is a crisis.

Twice as much contaminated water entering ocean from Fukushima as officials claim? Japan Gov’t: 600 tons of groundwater enters ocean each day at plant — NYTimes: Tepco’s figures assume ALL water entering ocean from plant is contaminated (VIDEO) 


US, EU AND JAPAN RAISED MAXIMUM LEVELS OF RADIATION PUBLIC CAN BE EXPOSED TO


Between the radioactive gases being released from nuclear power plants, Fukushima and other locations such as uranium mines, reprocessing facilities, and more, the background radiation is rising all around the world. The authorities globally are raising the 'safe' background radiation levels in response to this, with no public debate, discussion or mass media announcements. 

Even the US recently raised the 'maximum' amounts that can be measured in food, water and elsewhere by up to 26,000 percent, before any action has to be taken.

EPA Raised Limits Of 'Allowed' Man Made Radiation In Food And Water, Used ICRP Input To Make Decision, Meet Gina McCarthy Head Of EPA, Unconstitutional Taking Process Approved

What the public is left with is a mega nuclear disaster that is getting worse and worse by orders of magnitude as of December 2013. The world is left with an increasingly radioactive Pacific, more radioactive food and radioactive rain and a rapidly deteriorating situation at Fukushima. This mega disaster is totally out of control, and getting worse DAILY. 

Radioactive Rain Falling In USA, Other Countries; via @AGreenRoad

Make sure to send a Christmas card to TEPCO and your local nuclear power company, thanking them for all of these free radioactive gifts, that will just keep on giving and giving disease and death for thousands of generations into the future in ever increasing amounts. And the radioactive rain just keeps falling, like the tears of an innocent child crying.

SUMMARY

PlowboyGrownUpJune 21, 2015  "A wise Apache named Stalking Wolf recognized the destruction in the early 1900's. Upon seeing the trees cut and plowed fields he said "you see, this is caused by greed and stupidity of the white man" and "they have no regard for the land" which in the natural state had supported the early Americans for thousands of years". From the book "Grandfather" by Tom Brown Jr . We need to start turning this around. I quit hoeing the garden and started laying down dead limbs and wood chunks. Already got a bunch of earthworms this year where previously there were only occasional earthworms."

Do what you can to turn this all around, for the benefit of 7 future generations to come. If not you, who? If not now, when? 


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