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Fukushima Update
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:21:36 AM »
Two years after a triple meltdown at Fukushima condition get worse. Over the last five months the amount of Strontium 90 found in ground water has increased 100 times!


Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22964089
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 05:15:27 PM »
Oh brother! Perhaps if they put as much thought and energy into Thorium, we wouldn't have this problem. It is stupid how inked paper is the motivator for so much. As a species we are smart and mentally deficient at the same time.

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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 01:57:21 PM »
How long until we can't eat Pacific fish?
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 02:26:55 PM »
I would not eat any that originated from the east coast of Japan now.
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 10:46:01 AM »
For those who consider nuclear power generation safe follow the Fukushima nuclear disaster. On July 18 unit three was releasing steam.  So much for a cold shutdown; it’s hot enough inside to boil radioactive water. The pollution continues.

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 releasing steam.    July 18, 2013
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 09:23:36 PM »
I haven't bought any fish that is caught in the north Pacific since the disaster first occurred.... I do not trust what the governments/media says. I used to buy spirulina from Hawaii.... and now I think the only other place to get it that is safe is New Zealand.

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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 09:39:59 PM »
Does this mean our salmon will be coming pre cooked in the future?
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 07:46:30 PM »
Fukushima world catastrophe.  Only the foolhardy now dare eat pacific seafood, the rest of the oceans are next, all that the world is doing about it is sticking their heads in the sand pretending it's not happening.  No MSM coverage...

http://www.globalresearch.ca/humankinds-most-dangerous-moment-fukushima-fuel-pool-at-unit-4/5350779

 
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 08:32:17 AM »
There are two ways to fix the problem. Repair it or the way they do it " increase safety level of radiation" .It is much easier ,just change the number .
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 10:55:16 AM »
didn't we just do that here in Canada
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 11:23:38 AM »
Here is an interesting article and map showing fallout info if that had happened in the USA
http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/


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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 09:33:24 AM »
Been looking around, is potassium iodide the only defense, I'm not building a bunker, how about protecting food production, and protecting your water supply. We should be working on these things, now that the threat is identified...just sayin.
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 10:14:29 AM »
Potassium iodide is only a temporary solution and must be taken promptly when exposed. It helps to prevent the thyroid taking in radioactive iodine. It is only temporary and you cannot continue to take it over a long time being intended for use if you receive a short period of exposure. A good complete explanation can be found at the CDC site:

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 10:29:27 AM »
So then KI is the only over the counter rad pill out there then, Prussian blue is a maybe, DPTA only administered by a doctor as well as Neupogen. Great then we're screwed over a long period of time? What are some Preventative measures that can reduce our exposure to the radioactive isotopes emanating from the reactors?
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 10:17:32 AM »
Another leak is being reported from the storage tanks for radioactive spent water used to cool the what is left of the plant. It is reported that a "small" amount leaked into the P ::)acific ocean. In view of the immense scope of this catastrophic environmental disaster can anyone define small?  ::)
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 10:25:57 PM »
mankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”


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The world community must now take charge at Fukushima

By Harvey Wasserman

Global Research, September 20, 2013
 
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We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.
Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own.
Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima.
The one thing certain about this crisis is that Tepco does not have the scientific, engineering or financial resources to handle it. Nor does the Japanese government. The situation demands a coordinated worldwide effort of the best scientists and engineers our species can muster.
Why is this so serious?
We already know that thousands of tons of heavily contaminated water are pouring through the Fukushima site, carrying a devil’s brew of long-lived poisonous isotopes into the Pacific. Tuna irradiated with fallout traceable to Fukushima have already been caught off the coast of California. We can expect far worse.
Tepco continues to pour more water onto the proximate site of three melted reactor cores it must somehow keep cool.Steam plumes indicate fission may still be going on somewhere underground. But nobody knows exactly where those cores actually are.
Much of that irradiated water now sits in roughly a thousand huge but fragile tanks that have been quickly assembled and strewn around the site. Many are already leaking. All could shatter in the next earthquake, releasing thousands of tons of permanent poisons into the Pacific.
The water flowing through the site is also undermining the remnant structures at Fukushima, including the one supporting the fuel pool at Unit Four.
More than 6,000 fuel assemblies now sit in a common pool just 50 meters from Unit Four. Some contain plutonium. The pool has no containment over it. It’s vulnerable to loss of coolant, the collapse of a nearby building, another earthquake, another tsunami and more.
Overall, more than 11,000 fuel assemblies are scattered around the Fukushima site. According to long-time expert and former Department of Energy official Robert Alvarez, there is more than  85 times as much lethal cesium on site as was released at Chernobyl.
Radioactive hot spots continue to be found around Japan. There are indications of heightened rates of thyroid damage among local children.
The immediate bottom line is that those fuel rods must somehow come safely out of the Unit Four fuel pool as soon as possible.
Just prior to the 3/11/11 earthquake and tsunami that shattered the Fukushima site, the core of Unit Four was removed for routine maintenance and refueling. Like some two dozen reactors in the US and too many more around the world, the  General Electric-designed pool into which that core now sits is 100 feet in the air.

Spent fuel must somehow be kept under water. It’s clad in zirconium alloy which will spontaneously ignite when exposed to air. Long used in flash bulbs for cameras, zirconium burns with an extremely bright hot flame.
 Each uncovered rod emits enough radiation to kill someone standing nearby in a matter of minutes. A conflagration could force all personnel to flee the site and render electronic machinery unworkable.
According to Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with forty years in an industry for which he once manufactured fuel rods, the ones in the Unit 4 core are bent, damaged and embrittled to the point of crumbling. Cameras have shown troubling quantities of debris in the fuel pool, which itself is damaged.
The engineering and scientific barriers to emptying the Unit Four fuel pool are unique and daunting, says Gundersen. But it must be done to 100% perfection.
Should the attempt fail, the rods could be exposed to air and catch fire, releasing horrific quantities of radiation into the atmosphere. The pool could come crashing to the ground, dumping the rods together into a pile that could fission and possibly explode. The resulting radioactive cloud would threaten the health and safety of all us.

Chernobyl’s first 1986 fallout reached California within ten days. Fukushima’s in 2011 arrived in less than a week. A new fuel fire at Unit 4 would pour out a continuous stream of  lethal radioactive poisons for centuries.
 Former Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata says full-scale releases from Fukushima “would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.”
Neither Tokyo Electric nor the government of Japan can go this alone. There is no excuse for deploying anything less than a coordinated team of the planet’s best scientists and engineers.
 We have two months or less to act.

For now, we are petitioning the United Nations and President Obama to mobilize the global scientific and engineering community to take charge at Fukushima and the job of moving these  fuel rods to safety.
 You can sign the petition at:  http://www.nukefree.org/crisis-fukushima-4-petition-un-us-global-response
If you have a better idea, please follow it. But do something and do it now.

The clock is ticking. The hand of global nuclear disaster is painfully close to midnight.Harvey Wasserman is Senior Editor of the Columbus Free Press and Free Press. He edits Nuke Free.
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 11:47:51 AM »
wow.

This is ...there's hardly a word for it.
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2013, 12:06:57 PM »
More great news, just sick of corporations doing f@#$ all until it's too late. Oh we'll pay a fine and make a token effort to clean up our mess, then do a half assed job of it. Then help push through even more restrictive measures on private citizens until we get pushed into FEMA refugee camps(read that as death camps) to live out the rest of our short lives as slaves. I HAVE HAD IT
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 02:10:12 PM »
Well hopefully we are prepared enough in all the different areas water, food, defense, medical, warmth, energy... to not HAVE to be dependant on FEMA camps.

If we are, there's no stopping us  :)
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Re: Fukushima Update
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 05:11:17 PM »
Yes  being prepped will help us, until we have to get meds for rad sickness...
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