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Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency'
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Posted on 08/05/2013 9:11:45 AM PDT by Java4Jay

TOKYO (Reuters) - Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency". Contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge. Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co are only a temporary solution.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fukushima; japan
NO OTHER OUTLET FOR WATER
1 posted on 08/05/2013 9:11:45 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

Lead? Sand bags? Some kind of levee? Hop to it, Japan!!!


2 posted on 08/05/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Java4Jay
They have been building an underground impervious glass wall to prevent seawater tidal flows from mixing with the contaminated ground water and taking the nuclear contaminates out to sea. The problem however is that the groundwater has to flow out to sea, otherwise it rises. That is what is happening. The groundwater levels are all rising to the top on the impervious glass barrier, where it is in place.

So why has Japan and Tepco recently been forthcoming about some of their ongoing problems ? They have had these problems for two years now. One possible reason, they are losing control and will have to evacuate soon. The ground water rising is causing the ground under the reactors to become unstable. And since the ground water is highly radioactive, they will not be able to walk through it safely. The ground will basically become radioactive mud.

Alternatively they are running out of temporary radioactive water storage tanks. So they will have to dump the contaminated water into the sea, which they have been doing anyway for two years. At least now that the radioactive sea contamination has become so obvious that they need another excuse to justify the sea contamination. A mysterious leak.

3 posted on 08/05/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I believe TEPCO and the Japanese government have intended to flush radiation into the air and ocean in order to “clean” their country. They legalized the burning of radioactive debris in order to send radioactive materials into the air. They’ve been flushing the cores of the collapsed nuclear power plants into the ocean for years. They are just going to flush and burn to rid the country of as much radioactive waste as they can.
I agree that there has to be a strategic reason why they are making the flushing of wastes into the ocean an “emergency” now -they’ve been doing it for so long - this has to be a strategy.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 9:41:33 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Dissolution is the solution, apparently. We will see what Russia and China think about that. What will the US Oligarchs do ? More rounds of golf.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 9:50:49 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Oops. Dilution is the solution.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 9:53:56 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Java4Jay

We can expect to see remakes of “Godzilla,” “Rodin,” and “Mothra” in theaters next year..


7 posted on 08/05/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Java4Jay

This case illustrate why the environazis should not be allowed to dictate where to build a reactor.

The engineers wanted it higher, and much further away from the ocean.

The Nazis won that political battle, now they have suddenly become silent.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Java4Jay

good luck in finding any real-time satellite imagery of the sea water temps vicinity Japan and currents carrying this heated water through0ut the western pacific and beyond

if anyone can this, please post it

what I found was, curiously, blacked out around Japan
http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag349.html


9 posted on 08/05/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf
Hard to see warm water during the northern hemisphere summer. Water throughout the north is warned right now by the summer sun. At any rate, the main issue with water is the nuclear contaminates it contains. The main issue with heat from any on going reactions is steam and gases. Reactor number 3 has been steaming now for at least two weeks. Coincidentally occurring with the rising ground water levels.
10 posted on 08/05/2013 10:22:15 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: ken5050

Mothra vs. Sharknado sounds like a winner to me.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: silverleaf

Stan Deyo collects and analyzes sea surface temperature data on a daily basis to identify areas with higher probability of earthquake or volcanic activity. His maps are archived daily on his website.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 10:36:20 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Java4Jay

Send it to the Senkaku Islands.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 11:01:03 AM PDT by Thud
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To: ken5050

China would just use the water to make foods and other products to sell to us. Half the paint on products they sell
look and last like they were made out of water.....


14 posted on 08/05/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Java4Jay

Wider radioactive contamination = bad juju for the Nipponese who are a superstitious people


15 posted on 08/05/2013 11:11:22 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: justa-hairyape

The solution to pollution is dilution.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 11:29:19 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

That is the quote. Should have googled it. Thanks.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 7:31:49 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Java4Jay; All; Smokin' Joe; LucyT; ExTexasRedhead; Alamo-Girl; bamahead
I have tried to follow the Fukushima disaster despite media blackouts.

Thus far, the best source of information on nuclear and environmental events worldwide I have located is:

Energy News

You may want to check there daily. The situation at Fukushima is critical now.

In addition. I highly recommend watching this video featuring Dr. Helen Caldicott:

Dr. Helen Caldicott: The Medical Implications of Fukushima, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Proliferation

18 posted on 08/07/2013 4:14:27 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 08/07/2013 7:33:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Larousse2
Thank You for the links, Larousse2. It is a pity that the government scientists are whirling like dervishes over carbon dioxide and alleged global warming, and ignoring the glowing gorilla in the room.

People are calling this a series of human failures, but the reality is that extraordinary natural events overwhelmed the safeguards which had been built.

20 posted on 08/07/2013 10:09:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re welcome!


21 posted on 08/08/2013 11:39:37 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Smokin' Joe
You are correct! I am watching the events unfold at:

Energy News

You hear Benzene is coming out of the Louisiana sinkhole?

22 posted on 08/08/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

Oddly enough, the benzene could be natural.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 2:19:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Java4Jay

They just figured it out? We knew this a year ago. You don’t suppose for a single minute that they knew it too?


24 posted on 08/08/2013 2:22:08 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I wouldn’t want to be around it!


25 posted on 08/09/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2
I wouldn’t want to be around it!

Nope, and if you stay there too long, it might be around you (the sinkhole, that is).

Actually, years of working on oil rigs disclose the simple fact that most of the places which seem nice now have been for most of their existence incredibly hostile environments for humans; those environments reflected in the rocks laid down in them.

There are still many awesome and often beautiful places on Earth it would be extraordinarily difficult or impossible to live.

26 posted on 08/09/2013 6:51:42 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe; All; LucyT; Alamo-Girl; MestaMachine; bamahead; ExTexasRedhead
BREAKING!

Mr. Soetoro FINALLY addresses us on the U.S. Radiation Status!

27 posted on 08/09/2013 2:05:55 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 08/09/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Java4Jay; Smokin' Joe; All; LucyT; Alamo-Girl; MestaMachine; bamahead; ExTexasRedhead
Please share this Aug. 10 video!

Fukushima: " beyond containment" - grave situation

29 posted on 08/10/2013 7:40:47 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 08/10/2013 8:24:35 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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