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Reveal fallout data: ex-nuke chief Shunichi Tanaka
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2011, 07:23:45 AM »
Reveal fallout data: ex-nuke chief Shunichi Tanaka, – Evacuees must know radiation exposure risks, expert says
25 March 2011
, by Tai Kawabata (The Japan Times)
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110325f2.html

Excerpt:

Hydrogen emerges when the fuel rods are so hot that their zirconium cladding starts burning and reacting with the water in the pressure vessel.

The accumulated hydrogen can ignite when it comes into contact with oxygen.

He said the situation at Fukushima No. 1 is so serious that it is imperative for the government to bring all of Japan’s knowledge and wisdom to bear on the crisis because Tepco and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency are outmatched.

He said a system should be set up that allows Tepco, all the nation’s nuclear-related authorities and universities to work together to end the crisis.

Japan should also not hesitate to cooperate with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as it has been doing for the past week, he added.


MOX = PLUTONIUM AT A REACTOR NEAR YOU
http://www.nirs.org/factsheets/moxandreactor.htm

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AN EXPERIMENT

Although MOX fuel has been used occasionally in Europe, it is not made with such a high percentage of plutonium-239 as is contemplated for the United States.

This form of plutonium is the material of choice for nuclear weapons precisely because it is easiest to explode.

Obviously, this is not the goal in reactor operation.

Compounding the concern about the use of a weapons material is the disclosure that the plutonium is not pure.

In order to make the nuclear weapons, other ingredients were added to the plutonium.

One of these is Gallium, which has not been put in a reactor core before, and which interacts with zirconium, one of the metals composing the fuel rod’s "cladding."

Compromise of fuel cladding can cause a host of problems including greatly increased releases of radioactivity to air and water.

People living near the Pilgrim nuclear power reactor in Massachusetts had a 400% greater chance of suffering leukemia than those who lived upwind during the years when that reactor was using fuel with faulty cladding.

The stakes of current reactor operation are very high without compounding them with MOX fuel use.

Prepared by Carrie Benzschawel, Nuclear Energy Information Service, Evanston, IL

For more information, contact: Nuclear Information and Resource Service,
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ZIRCONIUM CLADDING CONFIRMED RADIOACTIVE ZIRCONIUM-95 FOUND!!!!
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2011, 08:31:49 AM »
Radioactive Zirconium Found At Fukushima Confirms Exposed Fuel Rods As High Level Radiation Emitted From Broken Core
25 March 2011
, by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/radioactive-zirconium-found-fukushima-confirms-exposed-fuel-rods-high-level-radiation-emitte

Radioactive materials from fuel rods, nuclear power outlet near the detection
25 March 2011
, (Yomiuri Shimbun)
(google trans from Japanese) http://tinyurl.com/6ky5erj

TEPCO 24, Samples were taken from the water near the outlet of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, announced that it had detected a small amount of RADIOACTIVE ZIRCONIUM-95.

ZIRCONIUM is used for nuclear fuel cladding, the cladding melts some of the spent nuclear fuel was hot cooling water is lost, possibly mixed with sea water flowing into the large drainage There.

TEPCO Samples on July 23, collected about 330 meter south from the water at the point of outlet. ZIRCONIUM-95 concentration was 0.23 becquerels per cubic centimeter.

Atomic Energy Research Institute of Kinki Sugiyama Wataru teachers (of nuclear safety),

The evidence that melting in the heat of the fuel cladding, said first find.

Will come from a spent fuel storage pool at,” he said.


Fukushima: The Salt Problem, by Eben Harrell
24 March 2011
, (Time-Blog)
http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/24/fukushima-the-salt-problem/

Basic Lifecycle of a Solid Nuclear Fuel Rod
19 March 2011
, by kddorius (Energy From Thorium)
http://energyfromthorium.com/2011/03/19/fuel-rod-lifecycle/
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OFFICIAL: Fukushima MOX reactor # 3 HIGHLY LIKELY LEAKING Vid
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2011, 09:24:16 AM »
OFFICIAL: Fukushima MOX reactor # 3 HIGHLY LIKELY LEAKING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MznLLlEQfec
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Detailed close-up aerial video of wrecked reactors at Fukushima
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2011, 09:50:35 AM »
Detailed close-up aerial video of wrecked reactors at Fukushima
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97IRb3PH-Gk
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Radiation Spread From Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Continues
25 March 2011
, (VOA News)
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/Radiation-Spread-From-Crippled-Japanese-Nuclear-Power-Plant-Continues-118639389.html

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Tokyo Electric Power confirms that zirconium-95 in sea water several hundred meters from the Fukushima plant has been detected since Wednesday when testing began there for additional radioactive elements.

Japan's defense ministry says pure water and pumps supplied by the United States military will be brought to Fukushima-1 to cool the reactors.

It would replace the sea water being used that is causing corrosion because of an accumulation of tons of salt.

Scientists say chloride in the salt could also break open the zirconium alloy layer of protection around the fuel rods which prevents volatile radioactive elements from escaping.
 

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Fukushima: The Salt Problem
24 March 2011
, by Eben Harrell (Time-Blog)
http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/24/fukushima-the-salt-problem/
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2011, 10:19:32 AM »
The fuc^INg "possibility" that the reactors have been "damaged"??

The whole damn site is melting down all over the place!

The best they can do now is entomb it all and try to remove as many of the fuel rods by air as possible to another location before they too become involved.  This whole thing has been grossly mismanaged.

The Tory corporate fascist government's whole attitude about this has been wrong from the beginning and they have lost weeks of precious time pretending it's "just a fire" or some "malfunctions" that some stupid "business people" and "contractors" could fix.

It's just disgusting

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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2011, 11:14:37 AM »
The fuc^INg "possibility" that the reactors have been "damaged"??

The whole damn site is melting down all over the place!

The best they can do now is entomb it all and try to remove as many of the fuel rods by air as possible to another location before they too become involved.  This whole thing has been grossly mismanaged.

The Tory corporate fascist government's whole attitude about this has been wrong from the beginning and they have lost weeks of precious time pretending it's "just a fire" or some "malfunctions" that some stupid "business people" and "contractors" could fix.

It's just disgusting

the horror of this is off the hook, when and if there is a reconciliation heads should roll, because this is SHTF and LAWOKI

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UPDATE, Noon, Sunday, March 27, 2011:
http://nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/Fukushimafactsheet.pdf

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There appears to be growing confusion and contradictory reports about radiation levels at the Fukushima site and in nearby communities. For example, on Friday we reported (see below, 10 am update), that 3 contaminated workers were said to have experienced a dose rate of about 20 rems/hour, but that that level seemed low for the injuries reported. On Saturday, the New York Times confirmed that the actual levels encountered by the workers were 2-6 Sieverts, or 200-600 rems/hour. The Times noted that a whole body exposure of 400 rems would be expected to kill half the people exposed. It is unlikely that these workers received a whole body dose of that level. However, it is still a serious situation.

Today, workers reported a huge spike in radiation levels in water inside Unit 2, which has been reported variously at 10 million times normal and/or 100 rems/hour. Later, TEPCO said the reading was an error—but did not supply any new or contradictory information on radiation levels inside the building. This has been typical of TEPCO over the past two weeks: this utility simply has not been providing accurate, complete information. And 100 rems/hour would be consistent with the levels encountered by the injured workers. Clearly, when the immediate and continuing crisis has passed, there needs to be a thorough and complete housecleaning of TEPCO.

What is also clear is that there are extremely high radiation levels in water on the floors inside all of the Units 1 through 4 reactors. There are also high levels in seawater near the site. Reactor fuel has melted and fuel pools have been compromised—and the result is high radiation releases to the environment. Finally, it is also all too clear, more than two weeks into this accident—with power still not restored to the cooling systems of any of these four reactors—that this will continue indefinitely and could still become far worse


Disclaimer: take all these measurements as relative cause some covering up is going on especially with Unit 3

Regarding the result of analyzing the samples from the seawater around Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Co.
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110322-2-3.pdf

Among those nuclides detected, Iodine-131, Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 exceeded “the concentration criteria in the liquid effluents outside the surrounding area given by the notification of radiation dose.”

Major radioactive nuclides detected/ Concentration of radioactive nuclide (Bq/cm3)/ Allowable concentration of radioactive nuclide in the liquid effluents (Bq/cm3)

Cobalt-58 6.0 x 10-2 1.0 x 100
Iodine-131 5.1 x 100 4.0 x 10-2
Iodine-132 2.1 x 100 3.0 x 100
Cesium-134 1.5 x 100 6.0 x 10-2
Cesium-136 2.1 x 10-1 3.0 x 10-1
Cesium-137 1.5 x 100 9.0 x 10-2

Radiation at Fukishima - Dai-ichi March 24-25, 2011
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110325-2-4.pdf


Puddle in underground of turbine building Unit 3
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/11032503-e.html




Regarding the result of concentration measurement in the stagnant water on the basement floor of the turbine building of Unit 1 of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station
Regarding the issue above, as the result of concentration measurement of each radioactive nuclide was reported from Tokyo Electric Power Company, it is informed as attached
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110325-6.pdf
 
Radioactive Nuclide/ Concentration (Bq/cm3)

Cl-38 1.6×106

As-74 3.9×102

Y-91 5.2×104

I-131 2.1×105

Cs-134 1.6×105

Cs136 1.7×104

Cs-137 1.8×106

La-140 3.4×102


Bogus Water levels for Unit 3!

Unit 3 - 25 March, 2011
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110325-5-3.pdf
Fuel range A:-1,900mm
Fuel range B:-2,300mm
(As of 16:10 March 25th)

FEPC Information Sheet for Fukushima Daiichi on March 16 2011
16 March 2011
, by Rod Adams (Atomic Insights)
http://atomicinsights.blogspot.com/2011/03/fepc-information-sheet-for-fukushima.html

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 reactor: At 9:55AM on March 16, The water level inside the reactor core was measured at 1.9 meters below the top of the fuel rods.
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Airborne Radiation In No.2 Measured 1,000 Millisieverts PER HOUR
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2011, 07:11:28 PM »
“... airborne radiation in No.2 measured 1,000 millisieverts per hour, four times the limit deemed safe.”
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/859251-fukushima-operators-admit-radiation-spike-report-was-wrong

“… four times the limit deemed safe.” ??? 1,000 mSV PER HOUR = 1,000,000 μSv PER HOUR!!!

Upper limit of radiation dose permitted for radiation workers, police , and firefighters who engage in disaster prevention:

100,000μSv (=100 mSv) over 5 YEARS with a maximum of 50,000μSv/YEAR (=50mSv) From: http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/mox/puupdat4.txt

Upper limit of radiation dose permitted for people who engage in emergency work: 250,000μSv/YEAR (=250mSv)

From: http://eq.wide.ad.jp/files_en/110315houshasen_mext_en.pdf

So in 15 minutes you recieve 250 mSV allowed for a Year!
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Radiation Outside Damaged Japan Reactor May Cause Death Within Two Months
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2011, 05:51:25 PM »
Radiation Outside Damaged Japan Reactor May Cause Death Within Two Months
28 March 2011
, by Michio Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuriy Humber (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-28/radiation-level-outside-damaged-japan-reactor-may-cause-death-within-hours.html

Radiation levels that can prove fatal were detected outside reactor buildings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, signaling a partial fuel meltdown and complicating efforts to contain the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Water in a tunnel outside the No. 2 reactor had radiation levels exceeding 1 sievert an hour, a spokesman for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. told reporters yesterday.

Exposure to that dose for 30 minutes would trigger nausea and four hours might lead to death within two months, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2011, 06:14:54 PM »
Mount Fuji In Red
From Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTg3D1PoyUE

outside of the disaster being a volcano in the film this is pretty hardcore.

at 3:46 a Japanese nuclear executive talks about the radiation how they colored it and what the effects were on people.

very disturbing.

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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2011, 06:37:57 PM »
UPDATE, 11:30 am, Monday, March 28, 2011:
http://nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/Fukushimafactsheet.pdf

TEPCO has confirmed that radiation levels in water inside the damaged reactors is about 100 rems (1 Sievert) per hour. Apparently that’s only 100,000 times above normal, not 10 million times. Somehow doesn’t make us feel better…. There are several reports this morning that this highly-radioactive water, which so far has been limited to inside the reactor buildings, has begun to seep outside.

A striking video taken yesterday morning from a helicopter above Fukushima shows incredible damage and continuing radioactive steam leaks: http://www.youtube.com/user/modchannel#p/a/u/0/ZKFGavZ_rf4 . According to this report from the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, the video appears to show that a heavy crane fell onto the fuel pool at Unit 3 and may have damaged the pool: http://www.jaif.or.jp/english/news_images/pdf/ENGNEWS01_1301313213P.pdf

A March 17 Japanese government memo has been released that states new ingestion limits for radionuclides, including plutonium. English version available here: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r9852000001558e-img/2r98520000015av4.pdf

NIRS, Friends of the Earth and Physicians for Social Responsibility have filed a Freedom of Information Act request for radiation levels at Fukushima collected by the U.S. government. Copy of request is here: http://foe.org/sites/default/files/FOE-NIRS-PSR-RadiationFOIA-3-22-11.pdf

Today’s Excel spreadsheet shows basically stable, but high, radiation readings in nearby towns outside the evacuation zone. Readings at Iitate Village (25 miles to the northwest) continue much higher than elsewhere, leading Greenpeace to call for evacuation of the village.
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2011, 06:41:23 PM »
Mount Fuji In Red
From Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTg3D1PoyUE

outside of the disaster being a volcano in the film this is pretty hardcore.

at 3:46 a Japanese nuclear executive talks about the radiation how they colored it and what the effects were on people.

very disturbing.

Nuclear Safety is an Oxymoron - there is nothing at all in any way that is safe about it. Simply "operating" all such crap is the exercise of babysitting and narrowly averting colossal tragedies 24 hours a day seven days a week for all of eternity.

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They told us that nuclear plants were safe. Human accident is the danger not the nuclear plant itself. No accidents no danger. That’s what they told us. What liars! If they’re not hanged for this, I’ll kill them myself.

The greatest and most evil fall-outs of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 3 Mile island and Chernobyl were LIES. Corporations for profit committing such crimes is even far, far worse than a nation doing so. At least the Soviet criminals could order their slaves to die (for them) covering up their crimes. You cannot get something for nothing in such manners. Even (laudatory) Deuterium and Thorium based designs are all unsafe. The leader of the pretend-safe Soviet nuclear-crime "energy" program subsequently hanged himself.

The mere existence of criminal nuclear weapons enslaves the entire human race. They must be destroyed and dismantled and all who defend them are murderers or attempted murderers. The facts are inescapable, nothing about any of this patent lunacy is or can be called "safe" or "beneficial".

There are countless other sustainable and non-destructive ways to produce sustainable energy, and as criminal "weapons of mass destruction" nukes are all permanent and unending war crimes in-progress.

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quote '3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2011, 08:31:11 PM »
quote '3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdq4l58VoLI
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Re: quote '3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2011, 09:16:58 PM »
quote '3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdq4l58VoLI

That's a lot of doom! :o
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2011, 10:39:27 PM »
Radiation Found Outside Japan Reactor, Signaling Meltdown
By Michio Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuriy Humber - Mar 28, 2011 3:07 PM CT


Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees record data in the central control room at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station in Fukushima prefecture. Source: Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency via Bloomberg

Radiation levels that can prove fatal were detected outside reactor buildings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, signaling a partial fuel meltdown and complicating efforts to contain the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Water in a tunnel outside the No. 2 reactor had radiation levels exceeding 1 sievert an hour, a spokesman for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. told reporters yesterday. Exposure to that dose for 30 minutes would trigger nausea and four hours might lead to death within two months, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

read more @ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-28/radiation-level-outside-damaged-japan-reactor-may-cause-death-within-hours.html
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Re: 3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2011, 10:53:18 PM »
quote '3 Raging Nuclear Meltdowns In Progress' -- Dr Michio Kaku
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdq4l58VoLI

Dr. Michio is being 100% true, honest and informative, he is a rare one of the very few authorities we should rely upon for intelligent information and education on the state of this disaster

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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2011, 11:54:55 PM »
Dr. Michio is being 100% true, honest and informative, he is a rare one of the very few authorities we should rely upon for intelligent information and education on the state of this disaster


is this the same guy that called 911 truthers terrorists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO83oe-6Tx0

3:15 mark

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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2011, 12:19:28 PM »

is this the same guy that called 911 truthers terrorists

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO83oe-6Tx0

3:15 mark

I don't always agree with Dr Michio Kaku assessments but I am with him on this one.

In the mean time:

Radiation from Japan reaches British Columbia
29 March 2011
, by Tracy Sherlock (Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Radiation+from+Japan+reaches/4519182/story.html

Fukushima radiation detected in UK
29 March 2011
, (SWNS)
http://swns.com/fukushima-radiation-detected-in-uk-291410.html

Fukushima Radioactive Traces Found In Glasgow
29 March 2011
, by James Matthews (Sky news)
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Video-Japan-Radioactive-Iodine-Traces-Detected-In-Glasgow-After-Tsunami-And-Earthquake-Disaster/Article/201103415962260?f=rss
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RADIOACTIVE CORE MELTS TROUGH VESSEL!!! JAPAN LOST RACE TO SAVE REACTOR!
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2011, 06:57:11 PM »
Japan may have lost race to save nuclear reactor
29 March 2011
, (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/29/japan-lost-race-save-nuclear-reactor

The radioactive core in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant appears to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel and on to a concrete floor, experts say, raising fears of a major release of radiation at the site.

The warning follows an analysis by a leading US expert of radiation levels at the plant. Readings from reactor two at the site have been made public by the Japanese authorities and Tepco, the utility that operates it.

Richard Lahey, who was head of safety research for boiling-water reactors at General Electric when the company installed the units at Fukushima, told the Guardian workers at the site appeared to have "lost the race" to save the reactor, but said there was no danger of a Chernobyl-style catastrophe.

Workers have been pumping water into three reactors at the stricken plant in a desperate bid to keep the fuel rods from melting down, but the fuel is at least partially exposed in all the reactors.

At least part of the molten core, which includes melted fuel rods and zirconium alloy cladding, seemed to have sunk through the steel "lower head" of the pressure vessel around reactor two, Lahey said.

"The indications we have, from the reactor to radiation readings and the materials they are seeing, suggest that the core has melted through the bottom of the pressure vessel in unit two, and at least some of it is down on the floor of the drywell," Lahey said. "I hope I am wrong, but that is certainly what the evidence is pointing towards."

The major concern when molten fuel breaches a containment vessel is that it reacts with the concrete floor of the drywell underneath, releasing radioactive gases into the surrounding area. At Fukushima, the drywell has been flooded with seawater, which will cool any molten fuel that escapes from the reactor and reduce the amount of radioactive gas released.

Lahey said: "It won't come out as one big glob; it'll come out like lava, and that is good because it's easier to cool."

The drywell is surrounded by a secondary steel-and-concrete structure designed to keep radioactive material from escaping into the environment. But an earlier hydrogen explosion at the reactor may have damaged this.

"The reason we are concerned is that they are detecting water outside the containment area that is highly radioactive and it can only have come from the reactor core," Lahey added. "It's not going to be anything like Chernobyl, where it went up with a big fire and steam explosion, but it's not going to be good news for the environment."

The radiation level at a pool of water in the turbine room of reactor two was measured recently at 1,000 millisieverts per hour. At that level, workers could remain in the area for just 15 minutes, under current exposure guidelines.

A less serious core meltdown happened at the Three Mile Island * nuclear plant in Pennsylvania in 1979. During that incident, engineers managed to cool the molten fuel before it penetrated the steel pressure vessel. The task is a race against time, because as the fuel melts it forms a blob that becomes increasingly difficult to cool.

In the light of the Fukushima crisis, Lahey said all countries with nuclear power stations should have "Swat teams" of nuclear reactor safety experts on standby to give swift advice to the authorities in times of emergency, with international groups co-ordinated by the International Atomic Energy Authority.

The warning came as the Japanese authorities were being urged to give clearer advice to the public about the safety of food and drinking water contaminated with radioactive substances from Fukushima.

Robert Peter Gale, a US medical researcher who was brought in by Soviet authorities after the Chernobyl disaster, in 1986, has met Japanese cabinet ministers to discuss establishing an independent committee charged with taking radiation data from the site and translating it into clear public health advice.

"What is fundamentally disturbing the public is reports of drinking water one day being above some limit, and then a day or two later it's suddenly safe to drink. People don't know if the first instance was alarmist or whether the second one was untrue," said Gale.

"My recommendation is they should consider establishing a small commission to independently convert the data into comprehensible units of risk for the public so people know what they are dealing with and can take sensible decisions," he added.


* Three Mile Island See Also:

[Contribution] What is Happening in the Reactor Cores of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station?
24 March 2011
, by Michio Ishikawa (Chief Adviser of Japan Nuclear Technology Institute (JANTI)
http://www.shimbun.denki.or.jp/en/news/20110324_01.html
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2011, 08:32:13 PM »
Steve Mar 30, 2011 at 1:33 am
http://maxkeiser.com/2011/03/29/japanese-nuke-propaganda-video/#comment-270769

I live in Japan too, but thankfully not in Tokyo,

I work in a nuclear station here in Japan and I can tell you Mike we will find out in a couple of years the effect of the sh#t in the air from Fukushima.

People are going to suffer and people will die. The Elec companies are all owned by the elite and don’t give a sh#t if people die.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92fP58sMYus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJeiwVtRaQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLUTKxItt4


This man is trying to speak out in Japan.

http://www.youtube.com/user/playbacklapompe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQh-Hd4IS2I
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FUKUSHIMA: SCRAM IT!!!!
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2011, 09:40:57 PM »
FUKUSHIMA: SCRAM IT!!!!

So what actualy stops a nuclear chain reaction?

From my research till now:

- BORIC ACID

- BORON BALLS

- XENON

So entomb the nuclear units with Boric Accid or Boron Balls and Sand and finish it of with Concrete.

If they could do it at Chernobyl they can do it here.


See: Michio Kaku on Japan's Nuke Crisis & Chernobyl Option - Last Word


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obK4zISRgyo

They gotto start as soon as possible! Get the bloody airforce in! SCRAM IT!!!!






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Insightful - the B reactor 1944

SCRAM it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vZwaMg60FM

A Mysterious Failure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7prJbv4pTyk

Fuel in the Pool (Irridated or Spent fuel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wQ4bLt4sds
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2011, 10:04:56 PM »
B for Breeder Reactor....

http://www.b-reactor.org/moderator/mod2000-04.htm
Experts Converge at B Reactor

On September 11, 2000, a panel of experts converged on Hanford to view, discuss, learn, and ponder the future of two DOE "signature facilities" from the Manhattan Project—B Reactor and T Plant. The DOE on the national level is distilling its historic properties to just the few key buildings that embody the technology that was born during our efforts to make an atomic bomb in WW II. Nationwide, there are eight signature properties.

Besides the two at Hanford, there are three at Oak Ridge, TN—the X-10 Graphite Reactor, which was the semiworks (although air-cooled ) for the Hanford reactors, as well as the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Y-12 Beta-3 Racetrack, two examples of the U-235 separations process.

At Los Alamos is the V-Site Assembly Building and, nearby, the Army's Trinity Site. Chicago has the Metallurgical Laboratory, consisting of the Chemistry Building and CP-1 (although the pile itself is long gone).

We thank Susan Praino and the thoughtful people at Battelle who make donations to the BRMA when we provide tour guides for their B Reactor tours. It's nice to know they're thinking of us.

What I find interesting is the history of who worked / (and Budgeted / Project Managed)  on the Manhattan Project is so fubar , the public will never know what really went down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_Reactor
The B Reactor at the Hanford Site, near Richland, Washington, USA, was the first large scale nuclear reactor ever built.

The project was commissioned to produce plutonium-239 by nuclear fission as part of the Manhattan Project

The reactor was designed and built by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site
Nuclear reactors line the riverbank at the Hanford Site along the Columbia River in January 1960. The N Reactor is in the foreground, with the twin KE and KW Reactors in the immediate background. The historic B Reactor, the world's first plutonium production reactor, is visible in the distance.

Some of the facilities currently located at the Hanford Site:
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, owned by the Department of Energy and operated by Battelle Memorial Institute

1942 December 12 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lead U.S. Government entity Held role until January 1, 1947
1942 December 12 E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) All site activities Initial Hanford site contractor
1946 September 1 General Electric Company (GE) All site activities Replaced DuPont
1965 January 4     Battelle Memorial Institute Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) Assumed GE’s laboratory operations - subsequently renamed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Interesting links:
http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/5564.pdf

The Hanford B-Reactor was the first plutonium production reactor to be placed in operation.
...
Loading of the B-Reactor was started on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13, 1944 and was completed on September 27 with Enrico Fermi in personal charge of the loading. The first irradiated slugs were discharged from the reactor on Christmas day, 1944.

http://www.b-reactor.org/IEEE%20Spectrum%204-05%20-%20B%20Reactor.pdf
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Building 105-B, better known as B Reactor, was the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor. It produced not electric power but plutonium, an invaluable atomic-bomb ingredient when the reactor first went into operation at the height of World War II. It was B Reactor that produced the plutonium used in the first man-made nuclear explosion, the Trinity test in the desert north of Alamogordo, N.M., on 16 July 1945. It also produced the plutonium used in the bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on 9 August 1945.
...
For many years, occasional visitors were allowed into the decontaminated rooms, where no type of protection is
required, though for security reasons access was significantly restricted after September 11, 2001.
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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2011, 11:12:54 PM »
They're "thinking" about doing something, eventually, but we caught the Atomic Agency experts in the middle of a Star Trek Marathon. Highlighted the overly precise use of language which shows how hard they are "thinking".

Govt may spray resin on N-plant / Sticky material should keep down radiation

The government will likely go ahead with a plan to spray resin inside the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which it hopes will contain the spread of radioactive substances, sources said Wednesday.

The government has begun full-fledged discussions on different plans to stop the spread of radioactive substances that have been leaking continuously from damaged reactors at the plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

It is believed spraying resin would minimize the spread of radioactive substances, which would allow repair work at the plant to proceed more smoothly, the sources said. Efforts to restore the reactors' cooling functions have seesawed repeatedly, with the detection Wednesday of radioactive iodine-131 at levels 3,355 times the legal limit in seawater near the plant being the latest wrench in the works.

Spraying resin on debris inside the plant could begin as early as Thursday, the government sources said. The operation would last for about two weeks, they said.

The plan involves using a remote-controlled robot to spray resin over about 80,000 square meters inside the 120,000-square-meter facility. The areas to be sprayed were contaminated by radiation from debris scattered by several hydrogen gas explosions in the days after the March 11 earthquake.

Synthetic resin would likely be used, possibly Kurita Water Industries Ltd.'s Kuricoat C-720 Green. The product is usually used to prevent dust and sand from being blown off reclaimed and developed land. Coating the debris with resin is expected to prevent the radioactive materials from spreading into the air.

The government had considered spraying resin from a helicopter, but about 3,000 flights would be necessary because only a limited amount could be sprayed each time. Since this method could also put helicopter crews in danger, the government rejected this option.

To address the about 25,000 square meters of buildings thought to be contaminated, such as those housing the reactors, some general contractors have proposed covering the structures with tents (This must be a joke) , covering the walls with sheets and other plans (WTF? yeah my little sister had an idea also, we could all blow air on it). But these plans could take months to complete, the sources said.

The government is also studying the possibility of using helicopters to spray other chemicals that could prevent the dispersal of radioactive substances.

Continues:
http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/88549.php

It's not going better guys, it's almost as if they "want" the total meltdown.

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Update on Fukushima: Discussion of High Level Radiation Releases
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2011, 02:22:26 AM »
Update on Fukushima: Discussion of High Level Radiation Releases and the Previous "Worse Case Senario" Planned for by The Industry

March 31, 2011 http://www.fairewinds.com/multimedia


SITUATION NOT UNDER CONTROL

Full Meltdown in Full Swing? Japan Maximum Nuclear Alert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFRXHEeUUPQ

'Fukushima plutonium leak comparable to Chernobyl disaster' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTz-24WSvHY

Japan Prepares To "Bury The Problem" Following News Of Uncontrolled Reactor 1 Chain Reactions http://www.zerohedge.com/article/japan-prepares-bury-problem-following-news-uncontrolled-reactor-1-chain-reactions

Chernobyl Scientist On Japan Nuclear Meltdown Risk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTX_tYu4-0


RADIATON EVERYWHERE

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Hundreds of Dead Bodies within 20-Kilometer Evacuation Zone, Says Police http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/03/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-hundreds-of-dead.html

Japan nuclear crisis: evacuees turned away from shelters http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8416302/Japan-nuclear-crisis-evacuees-turned-away-from-shelters.html

High radiation outside Japan exclusion zone: IAEA http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/30/us-japan-nuclear-iaea-idUSTRE72T5JR20110330

25 miles (40 km) northwest of the facility, radiation of up to 10 mSv/h (microsieverts per hour) had been confirmed by Greenpeace experts http://newstabulous.com/extremely-radioactive-water-leaks-into-surrounding-tunnels/6804/

Radiation rises in seawater near Fukushima plant http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/30/radiation-rises-seawater-fukushima-plant

Cesium 137 Isotope Found 25 Miles From Japanese Plant http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/world/asia/31japan.html

Japan Considers Extending Evacuation Radius After IAEA Finds Excessive Radiation 40 km Away From Fukushima http://www.zerohedge.com/article/japan-considers-extending-evacuation-radius-after-iaea-finds-excessive-radiation-40-km-away-

Japan Nuclear threat to sea life - full update 30 March Fukushima New Radiation found. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdDP0oT3u9A


SMOKE OTHER NUCLEAR PLANT

Smoke Rises from DIFFERENT Nuclear Complex ... 7 Miles from the Leaking Reactors http://www.zerohedge.com/article/smoke-rises-different-nuclear-complex-7-miles-leaking-reactors

Power company says smoke spotted at another Japanese nuclear plant http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/30/japan.daini/?hpt=T2

Fukushima Daini plant emitted smoke: reports http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fukushima-daini-plant-emitted-smoke-reports-2011-03-30


FUKUSHIMA SOLUTION?

Japan Weighs Entombing Nuclear Plant in Bid to Halt Radiation http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-30/record-high-levels-of-radiation-found-in-sea-near-crippled-nuclear-reactor.html

Japan mulls new steps to contain radiation leakage http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japan-mulls-new-steps-to-contain-radiation-leakage-2011-03-29


RADIATION US

Fukushima Forecast: Radioactive particles to be concentrated over Midwest on April 1, 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW3JMPsQb0w

Iodine-131 is 3,300 times HIGHER THAN NORMAL on East Coast USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S6aON98AxY

… The levels [of iodine-131 in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts] exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in drinking water, but EPA continues to assure the public there is no need for alarm: http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/

EPA: Radioactive Iodine-131 levels in PA & MA rainwater “exceed maximum contaminant level permitted in drinking water” http://enenews.com/alert-epa-radioactive-iodine-131-levels-in-rainwater-exceed-maximum-contaminant-level-permitted-in-drinking-water?replytocom=3297

EPA Says Radiation Found in U.S. Milk http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576233221749626458.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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BREAKING: Fukushima Nuclear Plant To Be Entombed In Concrete
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2011, 03:17:27 AM »
Fukushima nuclear plant to be entombed in concrete as Japan admits it has lost battle with crippled reactors
31 March 2011
, by Richard Shears (MailOnline)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371793/Fukushima-nuclear-plant-entombed-concrete-Japan-admits-lost-battle-crippled-reactors.html

Excerpt:

Japan has finally conceded it has lost the battle to contain radiation at four of its crippled reactors and they will be closed down.

Details of what that will entail have yet to be revealed, but officials said it would mean switching off all power and abandoning attempts to keep the nuclear fuel rods cool.

The final move would involve pouring tonnes of concrete on the reactors to seal them in tombs and ensure radiation does not leak out.


Fukushima Workers Face Risk of Uncontrolled Reactions
31 March 2011
, by Jonathan Tirone, Sachiko Sakamaki and Yuriy Humber (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-30/record-high-levels-of-radiation-found-in-sea-near-crippled-nuclear-reactor.html

However: "Boron, an element that absorbs neutrons and hinders nuclear fission, has been mixed with cooling water to prevent this, Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the agency, told reporters today."
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Re: BREAKING: Fukushima Nuclear Plant To Be Entombed In Concrete
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2011, 04:42:43 AM »
Fukushima nuclear plant to be entombed in concrete as Japan admits it has lost battle with crippled reactors
31 March 2011
, by Richard Shears (MailOnline)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371793/Fukushima-nuclear-plant-entombed-concrete-Japan-admits-lost-battle-crippled-reactors.html

Excerpt:

Japan has finally conceded it has lost the battle to contain radiation at four of its crippled reactors and they will be closed down.

Details of what that will entail have yet to be revealed, but officials said it would mean switching off all power and abandoning attempts to keep the nuclear fuel rods cool.

The final move would involve pouring tonnes of concrete on the reactors to seal them in tombs and ensure radiation does not leak out.


Fukushima Workers Face Risk of Uncontrolled Reactions
31 March 2011
, by Jonathan Tirone, Sachiko Sakamaki and Yuriy Humber (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-30/record-high-levels-of-radiation-found-in-sea-near-crippled-nuclear-reactor.html

However: "Boron, an element that absorbs neutrons and hinders nuclear fission, has been mixed with cooling water to prevent this, Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the agency, told reporters today."

wow finally...
I think this incident shows quite well that our scientific "experts" have no idea how to close Pandora's box once it's been opened.

"Power firm's shares lose 80% of value - may need government bailout"
How about letting them go bankrupt and then have them face severe incompetence charges?

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Japan government doubts Tepco’s radiation analysis
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Japan government doubts Tepco’s radiation analysis
1 April 2011
, by Juro Osawa - Tokyo (MarketWatch)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japan-government-doubts-tepcos-radiation-analysis-2011-04-01

Japan's nuclear power regulator cast doubt Friday on Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (9501.TO) measurements of different types of radioactive materials at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said that settings for the computer programs Tepco has been using to measure a number of radioactive materials, or "nuclear species," were likely wrong.

"The data on overall radiation levels remains valid, but we now have to investigate all the data (from Tepco) on specific radioactive materials," said agency spokesman Hiroshi Sakamoto.

The agency said it doesn't yet know which measurements for what parts of the plant and surrounding areas so far released by Tepco may have been affected by the program settings. The company has given levels for water in building basements, trenches and nearby seawater. The agency also said it doesn't know whether the measurements based on the programs would result in readings that are too high or too low.

The agency began to have doubts about the measurements because the combinations of some of the numbers shown in Tepco's measurements of specific radioactive materials were scientifically impossible, suggesting that program settings used to analyze the presence of the materials were flawed, the agency spokesman said.
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Highly Radioactive Water Leaking into Pacific Ocean Vid
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2011, 08:09:54 PM »
Highly Radioactive Water Leaking into Pacific Ocean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-deDBogqo
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Germany’s radioactive boars a legacy of Chernobyl
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Germany’s radioactive boars a legacy of Chernobyl
2 April 2011
, by Juergen Baetz - Berlin (The Associated Press)
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/02/news/germany%E2%80%99s-radioactive-boars-a-legacy-of-chernobyl/

For a look at just how long radioactivity can hang around, consider Germany’s wild boars.

A quarter-century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union carried a cloud of radiation across Europe, these animals are radioactive enough that people are urged not to eat them. The mushrooms the pigs dine on aren’t fit for consumption either.

Germany’s experience shows what could await Japan — if the problems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant get any worse.

The German boars roam in forests nearly 950 miles from Chernobyl. Yet, the amount of radioactive cesium-137 within their tissue often registers dozens of times beyond the recommended limit for consumption and thousands of times above normal.

“We still feel the consequences of Chernobyl’s fallout here,” said Christian Kueppers, a radiation expert at Germany’s Institute for Applied Ecology in Freiburg.

The contamination won’t go away anytime soon — with cesium’s half-life being roughly 30 years, the radioactivity will only slightly decrease in the coming years.”

Cesium can build up in the body, and high levels are thought to be a risk for various other cancers. Still, researchers who studied Chernobyl could not find an increase in cancers that might be linked to cesium.

Cesium also accumulates over time in the soil, which makes boars most susceptible They snuffle through forest soil with their snouts and feed on the kinds of mushroom that tend to store radioactivity, Environment Ministry spokesman Thomas Hagbeck said.

The problem is so common that now all wild boars bagged by hunters in the affected regions have to be checked for radiation. Government compensation to hunters whose quarry has to be destroyed has added up to $650,000 over the past 12 months, Hagbeck said.

It’s really sad when you have to throw out meat that is normally extraordinarily tasty,” said Joachim Reddemann, managing director of Bavaria state’s hunting association.

Thousands of wild boars killed in southern Germany every year register unacceptable levels of radiation. It’s calculated in becquerels, a measurement of radiation given off. Anything beyond 600 becquerels per kilogram isn’t recommended, according to Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

Normal meat has an average contamination of 0.5 becquerel per kilogram, and a German normally would consume about 100 becquerels a year from plants and dairy products, the agency said.

About 2% of the 50,000 boars hunted are above the legal radioactivity limit, Reddemann said. The government’s radiation protection office says some mushrooms have registered up to 20 times the legal cesium limit.
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Concrete barrier poured into Reactor 2 pit fails to seal eight-inch crack
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2011, 02:55:55 PM »
Flashing Blue Light Seen Above Exploded Nuclear Reactor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjulAfp1mfM

Neutron beam observed 13 times
24 March 2011
, (Kyodo News - The Japanese Times)
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110324a6.html

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Tepco said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 km southwest of the plant's Nos. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour. This is not a dangerous level of radiation, it added.

The utility said it will also measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam.

In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.

In the latest case at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, a criticality accident has yet to happen.

But the measured neutron beam may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant's nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuel have discharged a small amount of neutron beams via fission.


Japan buys giant pumps for Fukushima -World’s largest pumps will be flown to Japan on world’s largest jet
1 April 2011
, by Christopher Hinton (MarketWatch)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japan-buys-giant-concrete-pumps-for-fukushima-2011-04-01

Excerpt:

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has purchased two truck-mounted concrete pumps from U.S. construction firms and is modifying them to pump water to cool the facility's damaged reactors.

If Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. decides to embed the reactors in concrete, as was done with the Chernobyl reactors in 1986, the pumps can be readapted for that task, the pumps’ manufacturer said Friday.

The Putzmeister 70Z pumps are the largest in the world, and there are only three in existence. They have a 230-foot articulating boon that can be controlled remotely from more than a mile away. It weighs 95 tons and has a list price of over $1.5 million.

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After they arrive, it will take a couple of days to train its operators, who are already familiar with some of the company’s smaller pumps, Blickle said.

The pumps were purchased from Ashmore Concrete Contractors Inc. of August, Ga., and Associated Concrete Pumping of Sacramento, Calif., through Putzmeister.

The Putzmeister pumps were built in Germany. It was not immediately known whether there are additional 70Zs in production.


” … , it didn’t know that the electrical trench was connected to the pipe trench (filled with contaminated water) near the ocean.”
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-concrete-fill.html


Concrete barrier poured into Reactor 2 pit fails to seal eight-inch crack

From: Crippled Japanese nuclear plant could take months to bring under control as officials confirm deaths of two engineers at complex
3 April 2011
, (The Daily Mail)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372787/Japan-Fukushima-nuclear-plant-months-control-2-deaths-confirmed.html
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RUN AWAY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!” Chernobyl Scientist On Japan Nuclear Meltdown Risk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTX_tYu4-0

FUKUSHIMA: SCRAM IT!!!!
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Newly Released TEPCO Data Provides Evidence of Periodic Chain Reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 http://www.fairewinds.com/updates

4/3/2011 -- Updates on Fukushima - Fairewinds Associates, Inc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4xQEaT2a0o

Also See:

Fukushima Workers Face Risk of Uncontrolled Reactions
31 March 2011
, by Jonathan Tirone, Sachiko Sakamaki and Yuriy Humber (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-30/record-high-levels-of-radiation-found-in-sea-near-crippled-nuclear-reactor.html

However: "Boron, an element that absorbs neutrons and hinders nuclear fission, has been mixed with cooling water to prevent this, Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the agency, told reporters today."

Neutron beam observed 13 times
24 March 2011
, (Kyodo News - The Japanese Times)
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110324a6.html

Flashing Blue Light Seen Above Exploded Nuclear Reactor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjulAfp1mfM
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12,000 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima to flush into ocean
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2011, 10:16:16 AM »
Newly Released TEPCO Data Provides Evidence of Periodic Chain Reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 http://www.fairewinds.com/updates


12,000 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima to flush into ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFlKAh4kQdU


West Coast Radiation Report links - Water - Milk- Air http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=205121.0


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Re: Important Vid Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2011, 10:38:02 AM »
Newly Released TEPCO Data Provides Evidence of Periodic Chain Reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 http://www.fairewinds.com/updates



What would be happening there is that the top portions of the fuel containment rods have melted away and the rods and their fissionable dissimilar pellets have been randomly released (and whole rod bottoms have fallen) into the bottom of the boiler and/or onto the tops of the core. As they come near or into contact with one another and the core "moderating" (neutron-slowing) material (water) in unfavorable geometries, fission will occur, causing (in the case of uranium fuel pellets) a magma of insanely hot U238/U235. The still-water submerged fallen rods that have fallen down will also begin fissioning again being out of range of the control rods.

The so-called "safety" feature (big lie) of a water reactor is that water moderator is what makes the fission between the dissimalar pellets work, but what happens when all the water is nearly gone to vapor is that the decay heat acting on the water-vapor remainder becomes an explosive hydrogen and oxygen bomb which will blow out the boiler if the fuel mess doesn't melt through it (or all the radioactive water and vapors aren't let out) first.

Afterwards years of decay (5% power open-burn reactor fuel power) will continue, and of course other explosions as it reaches stuff like concrete at 2000ºC.

Then there's the problem of the ground water table it eventually all encounters below the China Syndroming mess restarting fission underground.

Dropped nuclear fuel pellets from the melted and damaged rods are fissioning and have achieved critical masses in the bottoms of (or wherever they landed together) both the core vessels, the containment systems in at least reactors 2 and 3 are non-functional or beyond their maximum physical steam pressure-explosive capacities and will continue venting excess radioactive pressures.

The only option is SCRAM (borated water injection) to hope to halt or reduce the fissioning processes inside but boron-water will be unable to reach inside the lumps of fissioning magma inside, they will continue to fission until their energies have been released.

This might be nice if you could go back online producing power with the meltdown heat but you will never know when the hot side of some lump will melt out of the bottom. . .

Lets hope they got the fuel storage pool cooling systems going again....

what's this guy doing reading my posts?

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Search for Japan Radiation Leak Turns Desperate - AssociatedPress Vid
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2011, 10:48:38 AM »
Search for Japan Radiation Leak Turns Desperate - AssociatedPress Vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKuQCwgtP0Q
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San Francisco Rainwater: Radiation 181 Times Above US Drinking Water Standard http://www.mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/frameset.php?pageid=http%3A//www.mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/press/040411.php

Fukushima radioactivity hit 7.5m times legal limit http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/05/fukushima-radioactivity-above-legal-limit

West Coast Radiation Report links – Water – Milk- Air http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=205121.0

12,000 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima to flush into ocean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFlKAh4kQdU

Newly Released TEPCO Data Provides Evidence of Periodic Chain Reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 http://www.fairewinds.com/updates

EPA to raise limits for radiation exposure while Canada turns off fallout detectors http://www.naturalnews.com/031963_radiation_exposure.html
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Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2011, 01:20:04 PM »
Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood
5 April 2011
, by Yuri Kageyema and Ryan Nakashiima - Tokyo (Associated Press)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_earthquake

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Gov't allows fishing near Japan's nuke leak site http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/04/06/297531/Govt-allows.htm
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