Skip to comments.A Series Of Unfortunate Events at Fukushima Daiichi
Posted on 01/07/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by justa-hairyape
There have been a number of odd happenings recently at the plant. What they all mean right now is not totally clear.
On January 2nd, the day after the widespread new years quake, the radioactive fallout levels in Fukushima and also in Chiba spiked. A weird white ash was reported by some in Chiba, no word if this is related in any way.
On January 6th the cesium levels detected leaking out of unit 3′s intake canal tripled in one day.
We still have no explanation for the rush of police cars, fire engines and two buses of workers to Daiichi on January 6th (Japan time). Checks of TEPCOs plant status reports say nothing of an incident at the plant and nothing has been reported out of those who watch the press conferences.
There have also been a series of shallow quakes in the region of the power plant since the first of the year.
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Actually, it is far more humane to bypass emotion and colorful hyperbole, and just deal with facts and truth. Statistics and numbers are facts and truth—they are a descriptor of reality.
The FACT is that FAR FAR more people have died from the earthquake and tsunami than will EVER suffer and die from radiation exposure from Fukushima.
The FACT is that FAR FAR more people have died and will die from the use of energy sources other than nuclear.
The FACT is that nuclear energy, despite its’ drawbacks, has and will continue to be a great benefit to humanity.
We need more of it, not less.
BTW, I no longer work on a reactor—my current line of work has nothing to do the nuclear industry, and hasn’t for a long time.
OK now I’m going out and bury my head in the sand because I just can’t deal with how bad it probably is.
Do you realize what would happen if for example San Onofre melted down ? First, the US government would deny there is any significant problem. They would possess maps predicting where the fallout was headed and areas that were being contaminated, and they would sit on them. Because they would not want to cause a panic and they know it would be impossible to evacuate Southern California in a timely fashion. That is exactly what would happen. It is exactly what happened in Japan.
The Japanese government also had worse case scenario plans that Tokyo City would have been evacuated if the support structure for Spent Fuel Pool #4 collapsed. It did not collapse and was reinforced. Then they released the lie that cold shutdown of 3 melted reactors was achieved. Now we have a series of earthquakes that can only be weakening the support structure for #4 SFP. And we have a recent video showing workers being lifted by elevating platform into #4 building, working on areas around the spent fuel pool. All suited up and obviously taking great risks to work in that environment. If that support now collapses, according to their own plans, Tokyo City will have to be evacuated. Well how are they going to justify that after they promoted the BIG LIE that cold shutdown was achieved ?
They said that Fukushima could not explode. It did. They said that Fukushima could not melt out of the RPV. It did. They said it could not escape the CV, it has. That is three strikes and they are out. Now you claim that San Onofre could not cause any problems. Yeah sure. Do you have any idea the size of the Tsunami that could hit that plant with just minutes of warning ? You ever been to Catalina Island or cruised by San Clemente Island ? Have you seen a map of the seafloor off the So Cal coast ? Do you know what an 8.0 quake here could do to that concrete ?
Bump for later.....
BTW - They was an incident reported by Tepco related to the big earthquake on New Years day. They stated that water flow had shifted in the #4 SFP from the spent fuel pool to the skimmer tank and that the water level in the SFP was lowering. Then they stated that water was lowering in the skimmer tank and not in the SFP. They stated that the problem would soon be fixed. That all did not make much sense to me. New second hand report state a pipe broke and water boiled in #4 SFP.
Looks like #4 might be getting ready to saddle up.
Let me explain my point in details for you. Major earthquake cracks your vaunted concrete shell. Tremendous Tsunmai follows 5 minutes later and floods the entire plant and eventually caused a reactor meltdown. Meltdown escapes internal reactor vessel and gases and particulates escape through the cracks in the shell. And while that is all occurring, you would be all over Freerepublic claiming there is no problem.
Been there. Done that. Tell me something new.
Have actually identified some of these monitoring locations with Google translate. Can also explain the readings if anyone needs the help. Current highest reading equates to basically 1 chest xray exposure every 2 hours (location close to Fukushima 1 plant).
Local time was about 4:10 pm. You can see the resulting ground movement via the camera shaking at the 32 to 33 second mark. Basically archive video is fast forward of 1 hour crammed into 3 minutes of video time. So 30 seconds of video is about 10 minutes of real time.
Local time was about 5:50 pm. You can see the resulting ground movement via the camera shaking at the 2:30 to 2:31 minute mark. Basically archive video is fast forward of 1 hour crammed into 3 minutes of video time. So 2:30 minutes of video is about 50 minutes of real time.
Note to Japan - Please do not turn off the Tepco live video feed or the updated radiation monitoring in Fukushima.
This video shows the work crew that arrived and walked around the #4 building on January 6. Stop the video at 1 second and you will see the #4 reactor building with the two left front wall panel sections still intact. Looks like they have really accelerated the demolition efforts.
Japan reports 5 persons have received lethal radiation doses
Still no deaths, and no report on the condition of the 5 individuals...people who receive truly fatal doses of radiation usually die in a matter of days. It’s been many months since those exposures.
Not saying some or all to the 5 persons won’t die of radiation exposure, but none are dead yet. There are many documented cases of people receiving acute ‘lethal’ doses of radiation and not dying.
Not to minimize it, but that’s 5 ‘lethal’ doses out of how many hundreds of exposed workers?
You will just keeping fooling yourself into thinking what you want to believe. No amount of common sense in the world is going to change that.
Who’s fooling who?
Tell me specifically what I said that was wrong?
I know quite a bit about radiation and its’ biological effects, specifically as it relates to working around nuclear reactors. Been there, done that. I know of which I speak.
Doctors unsure why thyroid cancer cases on the rise
“In October, a U.S. study co-authored by oceanographer Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the non-profit Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., reported Fukushima caused historys biggest-ever release of radiation into the ocean 10 to 100 times more than the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.”
“It meant the ocean wasnt diluting the radiation as expected. If it had been, cesium levels would have kept falling. The finding suggested radiation was still being released into the ocean long after the accident in March, Buesseler said in an interview.
It implies the groundwater is contaminated or the facility is still leaking radiation.”
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