Friday, July 19, 2013

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant- Steam Rising (Updates)

It's been over two years now and the TEMCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was found steaming Thursday. "We think it's possible that rain made its way through the reactor building and having fallen on the primary containment vessel, which is hot, evaporated creating steam," said Tepco spokeswoman Maymi Yoshida, adding it was still investigating the matter. The radiation levels have not changed around plant, containment of the reactor has been encased with steel and 4 to 8 inches of concrete to hold off a leaking reactor. About a week ago a huge spike in radioactive cesium was detected in groundwater 25 meters from the sea. 

TEMCO has been fighting the crippled reactor at building No3 the last two years in cooling the reactor with water at a rate of an Olympic size pool every week. The company says it is running out of room to store the contaminated water and has asked to spill the contaminated water around the plant and even into the Pacific ocean.  The locals do not approve of the plan and it's been found that Blue Fin Tuna that migrate from Japan to the west coast of California every year, have traces of radiation levels. On May 24, 2011, TEPCO reported that all three reactors melted down.

Chernobyl from Pripyat Today
The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011). The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. The official Soviet casualty count of 31 deaths has been disputed, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for. To this day the town of  Pripyat is a ghost town.

Update: 7/23/13
The head of Japan's new Nuclear Regulation Authority, created since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami wrecked Fukushima, said this month he believed contamination of the sea had been continuing since the accident. "We would like to offer our deep apology for causing grave worries for many people, especially for people in Fukushima," Masayuki Ono, Tepco's general manager, told a news conference in comments broadcast on public NHK television.

In this film a daredevil urban explore takes you through the town near the crippled Fukushima plant and like something out of the Twilight Zone is a town frozen in time.

Barcroft TV 

Fukushima- The China Syndrome 

 Very likely some of Fukushima's melted cores have moved into the earth!  "It's beyond containment right now" Paul Gunter director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: Indications are right now that the reactor structures themselves have been breached. It's very likely that some of the radioactive material  the melted cores have moved into the earth.  So it's beyond containment right now.  That's the tragedy that we see unfolding as Fukushima's radioactive water crisis is only the beginning.

Radiation Network

Fukushima Facts



Fukushima is collapsing 

Oct 17, 2013
Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom Hartmann. There are new concerns coming out of Japan - as the stricken Number 4 reactor at the Daichii nuclear power plant is on the verge of collapsing. How is TEPCO responding to this newest threat - and can they stop a complete nuclear disaster? 



Fukushima nuclear waste still leaking into Pacific

Aug 9, 2013
It's been two years since an earthquake and tsunami took down a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, but have any new regulations been installed to prevent future disasters? Paul Gunter, the director of the Beyond Nuclear. 

"At Fukushima, we have opened a door to hell that cannot be easily closed – if ever," said Paul Gunter, Director of the Reactor Oversight Project at the US-based group Beyond Nuclear. 

Beyond Nuclear 

RT America

Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water arrives at West Coast 

Feb 24, 2014
Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. 

 Live Science  (full article) 

Fukushima Three Years Later

March 12, 2014
Abby Martin takes a look at the state of the Fukushima nuclear power plant three years after the massive earth quake and subsequent tsunami that led to the meltdown; discussing the long term impacts of continued radiation leaks with Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste watchdog of and Tim Judson, executive director at the Nuclear Information and Resource Center. 



Radiation Of The Pacific Ocean In The Next 10 Years 

This is a 10 year time-lapse of the radiation from Fukushima, Japan, contaminating the Pacific Ocean A sequence of global ocean circulation models, with horizontal mesh sizes of 0.5°, 0.25° and 0.1°, are used to estimate the long-term dispersion by ocean currents and mesoscale eddies of a slowly decaying tracer (half-life of 30 years, comparable to that of 137Cs) from the local waters off the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants. The tracer was continuously injected into the coastal waters over some weeks;(contaminated water is still leaking into the Pacific to this day)its subsequent spreading and dilution in the Pacific Ocean was then simulated for 10 years.

In the top left corner of the vid is a day counter, 1095 day's = 3 years, happy anniversary!  Hey Pa, what's this I just caught?  Son, I have no idea!


Nuclear Resource and Information


Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor

April 21, 2014
The former mayor produced a map of Fukushima Prefecture that showed that air contamination decreased a little, but soil contamination remains the same.

Channel "RT TV"

 Fukushima: Expedition For Life

Sept. 12, 2014
The Fukushima nuclear accident is an event far from a resolution and constitutes a present and grave threat to all life on earth with no exceptions.

This expedition was prompted by the discovery that out of 5500 species (only of what the Team chose, let's look at that species list) along a 200 km coastline of Canada we only discovered 12 species left. We saw only 4 species of algae out of 600 we never found any of the 70 species of sea anemones we seen only one species of sea star out of 64 known local species. We never have seen a single bull kelp forest but did see one thin strand of bull kelp. We never got a single insect attack or bite on 16 beaches at low tides nor did we see any insects on our windows or grill after 160 km of highways full of trees.

Important word to know today:

Homeostasis, also spelled homoeostasis is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant.  Examples of homeostasis include the regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH).  It is a process that maintains the stability of the human body's internal environment in response to changes in external conditions.

All living organisms depend on maintaining a complex set of interacting metabolic chemical reactions. From the simplest unicellular organisms to the most complex plants and animals, internal processes operate to keep the conditions within tight limits to allow these reactions to proceed.  Homeostatic processes act at the level of the cell, the tissue, and the organ, as well as for the organism as a whole.
This didn't take long and at this point in our history, the only thing that matters today is what this poor Seal (above) is experiencing in her environment.  Not government, corporations, military fronts, wealth could change her home, our home.  But maybe if all combined we could Try? Right?  All force in the power of mankind needs to converge on Fukushima or we're toast. 

Guess who's on the Job?



What sent this Man on a Mission


Yet Another Radioactive Leak!

March 13, 2015
Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom. It's been four years since the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster - and the bad news keeps on coming. What's the newest scare out of Fukushima - and what that could mean for the world. Ironically, the leak was revealed by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on March 10th, the eve of the fourth annual commemoration of the beginning of the nuclear catastrophe.

The Big Picture RT


No Food for the Pups (it just gets better doesn't it) 

What da ya want?  I'm starving here!  Have ya seen my Mama?
March 18, 2015
We're in trouble more than anyone thinks. The article forgets to mention there is no life in the tide pools. We'll soon find out and we're next. Through much research the first 65 feet of water (the shoreline out) contains anywhere from 700 thousand species to 10 million. Mum's the word, do you know that word?

I'm hungry and Mama been gone too long!

April 8, 2015
You concerned yet? 

The US FDA is supposed to conduct radionuclide testing on the US food supply on a quarterly basis.  That data has not been published since 2006.

Dec 7, 2016
Fukushima News updated hourly.

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