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Doubts Over Ice Wall To Keep Fukushima Safe From Damaged Nuclear Reactors

FUKUSHIMA UPDATE
Jul 13, 2014

via The Guardian / July 14, 2014 / In fading light and just a stone’s throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan’s worst nuclear accident, engineers resumed their race against time to defeat the next big threat: thousands of tonnes of irradiated water.

If all goes to plan, by next March Fukushima Daiichi’s four damaged reactors will be surrounded by an underground frozen wall that will be a barrier between highly toxic water used to cool melted fuel inside reactor basements and clean groundwater flowing in from surrounding hills.

Up to 400 tonnes of groundwater that flows into the basements each day must be pumped out, stored and treated – and on-site storage is edging closer to capacity. Decommissioning the plant will be impossible until its operator, Tokyo Electric Power [TEPCO] addresses the water crisis.

Last month workers from TEPCO and the construction firm Kajima Corp began inserting 1,550 pipes 33 metres vertically into the ground to form a rectangular cordon around the reactors. Coolant set at -30C will be fed into the pipes, eventually freezing the surrounding earth to create an impermeable barrier.

“We started work a month ago and have installed more than 100 pipes, so it is all going according to plan to meet our deadline,” Tadafumi Asamura, a Kajima manager who is supervising the ice wall construction, said as workers braved rain, humidity and radiation to bore holes in the ground outside reactor No 4, scene of one of three hydrogen explosions at the plant in the early days of the crisis.

But sealing off the four reactors – three of which melted down in the March 2011 disaster – is costly and not without risks. The 32bn-yen (£185m) wall will be built with technology that has never been used on such a large scale.

“I’m not convinced the freeze wall is the best option,” Dale Klein, former head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a senior adviser to TEPCO, recently told Kyodo News. “What I’m concerned about is unintended consequences. Where does that water go and what are the consequences of that? I think they need more testing and more analysis.”

The 1,500-metre wall will stay in use until 2020, using enough electricity every year to power 13,000 households, according to officials.

Over the next eight months, 360 workers from TEPCO and Kajima will work in rotating shifts of up to four hours a day, with each shift beginning in the early evening to combat heat exhaustion. Each worker is wrapped in hazardous materials suits and full-face masks, along with tungsten-lined rubber torso bibs for added protection against radiation.

TEPCO’s record of mishaps in the three years since Fukushima Daiichi suffered a triple meltdown suggests the wall project will not be trouble free. The firm has had problems freezing irradiated water – using the same method being used to build the underground wall – that has accumulated in underground trenches, raising concerns that the ice technology is flawed.

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Underground ice wall to contain Fukushima leaks gets official approval

image credit: DeesIllustration.com

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by Adonai
The Watchers
May 27, 2014

Japanese authorities gave the go-ahead yesterday to the construction of an underground ice wall around the nuclear reactors of the crippled Fukushima plant in attempt to slow down the build-up of radioactive water. Experts are still questioning whether giant ice wall will actually work. 

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the project after dismissing the idea that it could have a significant negative impact on subterranean watercourses and on the stability of the subsoil under the plant. “Today we confirmed that the possible scale of ground sinkage will not be significant, and that was the secondary effect we feared most from building the wall,” Toyoshi Fuketa, one of the experts of the authority, said. (GP)

The construction of 1.5 km long ice wall that will surround reactors 1 to 4 will begin in June 2014.

A series of thin pipelines will be inserted at a depth of 30 m, some 20 – 40 m apart, through which a coolant with a temperature of minus 40 degrees will be injected. This is expected to act as a physical barrier between groundwater and contaminated water.

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VIDEO — Russia Clears Path for South Korea Pipeline – The Asia-Pacific Perspective

The Asia-Pacific Perspective
Apr 28, 2014

Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month’s conversation:

STORY 1:
Pacific naval powers sign pact aimed at preventing conflicts
http://ur1.ca/h65xz
Asia’s Changing Naval Landscape
http://ur1.ca/h66xb

STORY 2:
Australia set to order 58 F-35 Lockheed Martin fighter jets
http://ur1.ca/h66e3
Australian PM: $12.4b jets ‘for the unexpected’
http://ur1.ca/h5h6n
Lockheed Martin wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare
http://ur1.ca/h68c4
The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia
http://ur1.ca/3pjka

STORY 3:
Russia Writes Off 90% of North Korean Debt to Facilitate Gas Pipeline to South Korea
http://ur1.ca/h679d
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
http://ur1.ca/h67c0

Other Asia-Pacific Updates:
Asia bucks military spending decline
http://ur1.ca/h66uy
Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension
http://ur1.ca/h66rd
TPP protests intensify ahead of Obama’s Japan visit
http://ur1.ca/h69db
Justin Bieber apologises for visiting Yasukuni Shrine
http://ur1.ca/h6956
Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely
http://ur1.ca/h676w
Marshall Islands launch lawsuits against nations with nuclear arms
http://ur1.ca/h67ul
Latest Headlines from FukushimaUpdate.com
http://ur1.ca/h680b

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Over 500 Lantern Fish & Deep Sea Squid Found Dead on Hawaii Shores

Image by Susan Scott. Modified.

by Christina Sarich
Natural Society
Feb 12, 2014

Mainstream media in Hawaii, via the Star Advertiser, has reported that between 500 and 800 squid and lantern fish were found dead or close to dead in the Nawiliwili Harbor area of Hawaii on Monday, January 27, prompting both state and federal officials to investigate the cause of their die off. What they won’t come right out and tell you is that this is just one of the many species possibly dying from the radioactive fallout of Fukushima. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) says that lantern fish are typically found in the very deep ocean, and they ‘aren’t sure’ why they are showing up dead on Hawaii’s shores.

The public is being asked to look for more dying lantern fish and squid on nearby beaches and to report it to the Eyes of the Reef Network.

Scientists have already linked seal deaths in Alaska with Fukushima radiation – they suffered skim lesions, hair loss, and lethargy, and many just didn’t make it at all. Bald eagles, sea stars, small fish and even plankton are showing up dead and dying too.

Read: 8 Signs Fukushima Radiation is Blasting the Oceans and U.S.

Hundreds of whales have been radiated to death and people still want nuclear energy to fuel this planet? Right after the radiated whale story ran, the World Nuclear Association, the mouthpiece of the nuclear industry, asked nationalreport.net to remove it. Fortunately the site refused to comply and kept the story up, even though the WNA received an onslaught of calls and emails asking for more information.

If we even live past this catastrophe, it is time to completely shut down all nuclear plants throughout the world and go straight to renewable, clean fuels. We’re sick to death (and dying) of a World Order that will poison us all for profit. A Stanford scientist has already shown that we can run the planet 100% on sun, wind, and hydropower quite easily. Even more controversial is that there is zero-point energy availablet o the world too;  it’s just being kept from us to keep us enslaved.

While free energy has not been ‘allowed’ due to economics, not science, it is time to claim our right to it, our lives might very well depend on it.

[MUST SEE — Free Energy – From Suppression To Manifestation?]


VIDEO — Taste for Chaste: Sexless trend in Japan spurs demographic tragedy

RT
Feb 9, 2014

Almost everywhere you look, it seems that sex sells – TV, films, music. But, in Japan, thousands of people are being turned off. Alexey Yaroshevsky explains why the Japanese are getting bored in the bedroom.

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The Stock Market In Japan Is COLLAPSING

by Michael Snyder
Activist Post
Feb 5, 2014

Did you see what just happened in Japan?  The stock market of the 3rd largest economy on the planet is imploding. On Tuesday, the Nikkei fell by more than 610 points. If that sounds like a lot, that is because it is. The largest one day stock market decline in U.S. history is only 777 points. So far, the Dow is only down about 1000 points during this “correction”, but the Nikkei is down more than 2,300 points. The Nikkei has dropped more than 14 percent since the peak of the market, and many analysts believe that this is only just the beginning.

Those who have been waiting for a full-blown stock market collapse may be about to get their wish.  Japan is absolutely drowning in debt, their central bank is printing money like crazy and the Japanese population is aging rapidly. As far as economic fundamentals go, there is very little good news as far as Japan is concerned. So will an Asian financial collapse precede the next great financial crisis in the United States?  That is what some have been predicting, and it starting to look increasingly likely.

What happened to the Nikkei early on Tuesday was absolutely breathtaking.  The following is how Bloomberg described the carnage…

At the end of January 2013, Japanese stocks trailed only Portugal for the biggest rally among developed markets. Now the Nikkei 225 Stock Average is leading declines, slumping 8.5 percent last month and today capping a 14 percent drop from its Dec. 30 peak.

Losses snowballed in Tokyo during a global retreat that has erased $2.9 trillion from equity values worldwide this year amid signs of slower growth in China and stimulus cuts by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

As Bloomberg noted, much of the blame for the financial problems that we are seeing all over the planet right now is being placed on the Federal Reserve.

The Fed created this bubble by pumping trillions of fresh dollars into the global financial system, and now they are bursting this bubble by starting to cut off the flow of easy money.

This is something that I warned would happen when the Fed decided to taper, and now RBS is warning of a “market bloodbath” unless the Federal Reserve immediately stops tapering.

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VIDEO — Americans Drink “Fukushima Bottled Water Imported From Japan” That’s Marked “Radioactive”

Mark Dice
Jan 20, 2014

Political prankster Mark Dice offers people cold bottles of “Fukushima Imported Mineral Water” that are clearly marked with a large radiation symbol he glued on the bottles to see if anyone would drink it without realizing the significance of the name “Fukushima” or realizing the bottles were marked “radioactive.” Shot in San Diego, California.

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Toll of U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation Continues to Climb

U.S. sailors irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke say their health has been devastated.

by Harvey Wasserman
Common Dreams
Jan 19, 2014

The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to soar.

So many have come forward that the progress of their federal class action lawsuit has been delayed.

Bay area lawyer Charles Bonner says a re-filing will wait until early February to accommodate a constant influx of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other American ships.

Within a day of Fukushima One’s March 11, 2011, melt-down, American “first responders” were drenched in radioactive fallout. In the midst of a driving snow storm, sailors reported a cloud of warm air with a metallic taste that poured over the Reagan.

Then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan, at the time a nuclear supporter, says “the first meltdown occurred five hours after the earthquake.” The lawsuit charges that Tokyo Electric Power knew large quantities of radiation were pouring into the air and water, but said nothing to the Navy or the public.

Had the Navy known, says Bonner, it could have moved its ships out of harm’s way. But some sailors actually jumped into the ocean just offshore to pull victims to safety. Others worked 18-hour shifts in the open air through a four-day mission, re-fueling and repairing helicopters, loading them with vital supplies and much more. All were drinking and bathing in desalinated water that had been severely contaminated by radioactive fallout and runoff.

Then Reagan crew members were enveloped in a warm cloud. “Hey,” joked sailor Lindsay Cooper at the time. “It’s radioactive snow.”

The metallic taste that came with it parallels the ones reported by the airmen who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and by Pennsylvania residents downwind from the 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island.

When it did leave the Fukushima area, the Reagan was so radioactive it was refused port entry in Japan, South Korea and Guam. It’s currently docked in San Diego.

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[h/t: Activist Post]


Fukushima Aftermath? 98 Percent Of The Pacific Ocean Floor Covered By Dead Sea Creatures

by Michael Snyder
Activist Post
Dec 16, 2013

According to an absolutely shocking study that has just been released, one area of the Pacific Ocean floor was 98 percent covered by decomposing sea creatures in July 2012.  But in March 2012, only 1 percent of that same section of the Pacific Ocean floor was covered by dead sea creatures.

This study has been going on for 24 years, and the scientists that are running this study say that during “the past 2 years” they have seen “the biggest amounts of this detritus by far”.  In other words, the scientists that are studying this section of the ocean floor have never seen anything quite like this before.

And when you consider this in conjunction with all of the other reports that have been coming in of sea creatures dying all over the Pacific Ocean, it is only natural to start asking some hard questions.  Could radiation from Fukushima be responsible for all of this death?

National Geographic recently published a very interesting article about this study of the Pacific Ocean floor.  The scientists running the study cannot really explain the very strange changes that they have observed since 2011…

In March 2012, less than one percent of the seafloor beneath Station M was covered in dead sea salps. By July 1, more than 98 percent of it was covered in the decomposing organisms, according to the study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The major increase in activity of deep-sea life in 2011 and 2012 weren’t limited to Station M, though: Other ocean-research stations reported similar data.

Although climate change is a leading contender for explaining the major increases in 2011 and 2012, Huffard says that these spikes could be part of a longer-term trend that scientists haven’t yet observed.

Even though they do not have a “scientific explanation” for what is happening, the scientists are admitting that they have never seen a die-off of this magnitude in the 24 years that this study has been going on…

“In the 24 years of this study, the past 2 years have been the biggest amounts of this detritus by far,”  said study leader Christine Huffard, a marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California.

Could this phenomenon possibly be related to what has been going on at Fukushima?

It should be a fair question to ask.  Especially in light of all of the other sea creature deaths that have been happening all over the Pacific.  The following is a short excerpt from a recent CNN article

“One of my favorite sayings right now is we may be experiencing global weirding,” Jim Covel at the Monterey Bay Aquarium said.

The Pacific recently has seen its fair share of weird. Last year, there was an invasion of Humboldt squid around coastal California and sea lion dying off in worrying numbers.

And in recent weeks, disturbingly, sea stars – from Alaska to San Diego are wasting away, literally melting.

So what in the world would cause sea stars to begin “literally melting”?

Once again, scientists do not have an answer.

But clearly, something definitely appears to be significantly affecting life throughout the Pacific Ocean.  In fact, one very experienced Australian adventurer has stated that he felt as though “the ocean itself was dead” as he journeyed from Japan to San Francisco recently…

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”

Shouldn’t someone out there be trying to put all of the pieces together and asking if Fukushima could somehow be responsible for all of this?

For much more on the epidemic of death that we have been witnessing in the Pacific Ocean lately, please check out some of my previous articles about Fukushima…

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima
Something Is Killing Life All Over The Pacific Ocean – Could It Be Fukushima?
What Is Happening To Alaska? Is Fukushima Responsible For The Mass Animal Deaths?

And this is a crisis that is not going away any time soon.  In fact, it just keeps getting worse.  The Japanese government has estimated that approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility every single day, and according to a recent RT article, outdoor radiation levels at Fukushima recently hit a new all-time high…

Outdoor radiation levels have reached their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, warns the operator company.  Radiation found in an area near a steel pipe that connects reactor buildings could kill an exposed person in 20 minutes, local media reported.

So the total amount of radioactive material that has been released into the Pacific Ocean is constantly going up, and considering the fact that some of these radioactive particles have a half-life of about 30 years, all of this nuclear material is going to be sitting in the Pacific for a very, very long time.

And guess what?  Even more highly radioactive water may soon be released into the Pacific Ocean.  The Japanese are running out of places to store the radioactive water that they have been able to capture, and the IAEA is actually recommending that the “storage problem” should be solved by dumping the water into the ocean

In an attempt to solve the storage problem the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) proposed on Wednesday to consider dumping toxic water into the ocean after lowering the level of radioactive materials.

It is almost as if they consider the Pacific Ocean to be a giant trash dumpster.

And the mainstream media has been greatly misleading the public as to the true nature of the disaster at Fukushima.

According to nuclear expert Mycle Schneider, the lead author of the World Nuclear Industry status reports, the rest of the world should be very alarmed by what is happening…

It is much worse than we have been led to believe, much worse.

But the mainstream media in the United States really doesn’t talk much about Fukushima anymore.
They seem to believe that it isn’t a crisis worth talking about anymore.

Meanwhile, dangerous radiation levels are being measured all over the country.

NETC, an independent organization that collects and monitors radiation data from locations all over America, recently issued an alert for Austin, Texas and Grand Junction, Colorado…

RADCON 5 Alerts have been reported in both Austin, Texas as well as Grand Junction, Colorado as shared in the screenshots below from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center – NETC. Radiation levels are also way above normal background levels in St. George, Utah and Augusta, Georgia.

Posted below is a picture of what the NETC map looked like when those alerts were issued…

Over the past couple of years, radiation levels have been abnormally high in the U.S. – especially in the western half of the country.

So why isn’t the mainstream media talking about this?

And is all of this something that we should be deeply concerned about?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.


Underground Nuclear Explosion At Crippled Japan Atomic Plant Shocks The World

by DNA
topinfopost.com
Jan 3, 2014

An ominous edict issued from the Office of the President of Russia today to all Ministries of the Russian Government ordering that all “past, present and future” information relating to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster now be rated at the highest classification level “Of Special Importance” states that this condition is “immediately and urgently needed” due to a series of underground nuclear explosions occurring at this crippled atomic plant on 31 December as confirmed by the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

“Of Special Importance” is Russia’s highest classification level and refers to information which, if released, would cause damage to the entire Russian Federation.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a catastrophic failure at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011. The failure occurred when the plant was hit by a tsunami triggered by the 9.0 magnitude Tōhoku earthquake.

The plant began releasing substantial amounts of radioactive materials beginning on 12 March 2011 becoming the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the second (with Chernobyl) to measure at the highest Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES).

According to this report, MoD “assests” associated with the Red Banner Pacific Fleet detected two “low-level” underground atomic explosions occurring in the Fukushima disaster zone on 31 December, the first measuring 5.1 magnitude in intensity, followed by a smaller 3.6 magnitude explosion moments later.

The MoD further reports that the 5.1 magnitude event corresponds to the energy equivalent in megatons of TNT of 0.0005, while the 3.6 magnitude event equals 0.0000005.

As a comparison, the MoD states that the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 by the United States released the equivalent of 16 Kilotons = 0.016 megatons of TNT, about the energy equivalent of a magnitude 6 earthquake, and the largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated was the Tsar bomb, a device exploded by the Soviet Union on 30 October 1961, with an energy equivalent of about 50 megatons of TNT.

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[h/t: Dane Wigington]


8 Signs that Fukushima Radiation is Blasting the Oceans and U.S.

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by Elizabeth Renter
Natural Society
November 20, 2013

If you listen to Tepco and Japanese officials, you are bound to be confused about how bad Fukushima’s lasting effects really are. One moment they say everything is under control at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and the next they’re admitting radiation levels are 95% higher than originally stated. One would have to be awfully trusting or awfully ignorant to think the radioactive water spilling into the ground and eventually the sea wouldn’t spread throughout the world. The West Coast of Canada and the US is already seeing some effects.

Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water is spilling into the Pacific Ocean. The amount in the ocean and the global water supply is growing every single day, and ultimately impacting wildlife and our food supply. Whether you live on the West Coast or in the middle of the country, this should concern you as it will eventually affect us all.

Here are just a few signs that Fukushima radiation is here:

1. Tuna caught off the coast of California are contaminated with radiationOne test that studied 15 tuna found that all 15 had radiation contamination above and beyond what is normal for that area. Cesium-134 and cesium-137, which the fish were contaminated with, does not sink to the ocean floor, but rather contaminates the sea at all levels where fish swim through it, ingest it, or eat organisms that have already ingested it. Interestingly, the scientists who tested the fish didn’t expect to find contamination, and were sadly proven wrong.

2. Something is causing herring to bleed from their gills, bellies, and eyeballs, according to Canada.com. It’s believed these symptoms could be a sign of viral hemorrhagic septicemia that could be spread into salmon and other fish varieties. While not proven to be linked to Fukushima radiation, there is little doubt the radiation could be impacting immune function of the fish, leading to higher rates of disease.

3. Sockeye salmon populations at historic lows. Recreational and non-aboriginal fisheries in an area of British Columbia have been shut down due to record low numbers of sockeye salmon. Fukushima radiation may be to blame.

4. Radiation off West coast is expected to double in coming years. Projections from German oceanographers estimate radiation levels from Fukushima will cause continued increases in West coast contamination over the next 5 to 6 years.

5. Fish imported from Japan is already contaminated. The Vancouver Sun tested fish imports from Japan and found cesium-137 at alarming rates, contaminating 73% of mackerel, 91% of halibut, 92% of sardines, 93% of tuna, 94% of cod and anchovies, and 100% of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish.

6. Radioactive plume expected to reach U.S. coastal waters soon. A large plume of radiation is expected to begin flowing into the coastal waters in the beginning of 2014 and continue throughout 2016. If we’re only thus far seeing the tip of the iceberg, what’s to come could be truly frightening.

7. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline.

At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”

8. We could see very high levels of cancer along the West coast due to contaminated fish consumption.

“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”

Here is a real-time map of radiation levels within the U.S.


VIDEO — Jeff Rense & Michel Chossudovsky – Dangerous Irradiated Exports

Rense
November 6, 2013

Clip from November 4, 2013 – guest Michel Chossudovsky on the Jeff Rense Program. Full program available in Archives at http://www.renseradio.com/signup.htm


VIDEO — “I don’t know how Japan thinks they are going to pull this off”

Rad Rick
November 7, 2013

RadChick on RT 11.7.2013
in regards to upcoming fuel removal
from reactor #4 and the melted corium
underground.

Well, they cut out what I said about 1)Tepco being incompetent, 2)NRC FOIA docs reveal pool may be far more compromised than what we have been told, and 3)just leave the fuel where it is and fill the damn buildings with sand, boron, molten lead & concrete asap because there is no way they can do this without effing it up…oh well. Didn’t really say effing but I wanted to…


Fukushima: Debris Island the Size of Texas Heading to the US Coast

Reuters: Kim Kyung-Hoon

by Chris Carrington
Activist Post
November 6, 2013

Experts at NOAA are becoming increasingly concerned not just about the debris from Fukushima that is arriving on our shores, but with the non-native bugs, germs and even sea life that is arriving with it.

“At first we were only thinking about objects like the floating docks, but now we’re finding that all kinds of Japanese organisms are growing on the debris,” John Chapman of the Marine Science Center at Oregon State University told Fox News.

“We’ve found over 165 non-native species so far,” he continued.”One type of insect, and almost all the others are marine organisms … we found the European blue mussel, which was introduced to Asia long ago, and then it grew on a lot of these things that are coming across the Pacific … we’d never seen it here, and we don’t particularly want it here.” (source)

Guam faced the same problem with brown tree snakes that were inadvertently taken to the island on an American ship some 60 years ago. Dead mice laced with acetaminophen were dropped onto the island in an attempt to wipe out the infestation. You can read more here.

Scientists are concerned that non-native species will alter the ecosystem and reduce or wipe out some native species. As big a worry would be viruses and germs getting into the United States that have not been a problem here before.

Although they are playing down the risk of radioactive contamination, it’s logical to assume that some of the debris is contaminated. The days of beachcombing for washed up treasure is sadly gone. Anything washed up along the California coast should be treated with suspicion and reported to the appropriate authorities so that it can be removed.

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. Wake the flock up!


VIDEO — Jetman soars alongside iconic Mount Fuji in Japan

RT
November 6, 2013

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy has completed a flight near the iconic Japanese landmark, Mount Fuji, in his custom-built jet suit, his first such flight in Asia. Rossy, also known as “Jetman” performed his stunt on the carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines celebrating Mount Fuji’s designation as a world heritage site.

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VIDEO — Fuku Emergency Documentary Coming Soon Ebisu Studios

Rad Chick
November 5, 2013

Watch for it ~~ November 24, 2013


Fukushima Fraud and Corruption: Japanese Organized Crime Involved in Recruitment of “Specialized Personnel”

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
October 25, 2013

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What prevails is a well organized camouflage. The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been fully acknowledged nor addressed in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion by the Japanese authorities.

The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

“This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

Several Global Research reports and background articles have outlined the dangers of Worldwide radiation resulting from the Fukushima disaster.

This disaster is now being sustained and aggravated by the incompetence of  TEPCO as well as political camouflage by the Abe government.

Fukushima and the Yakuza

There is another dimension: The coordination of the multibillion dollar Fukushima decontamination operation relies on Japan’s organized crime, the Yakusa, which is actively involved in the recruitment of “specialized” personnel for dangerous tasks.

“The complexity of Fukushima contracts and the shortage of workers have played into the hands of the yakuza, Japan’s organized crime syndicates, which have run labor rackets for generations.” (Reuters, October 25, 2013)

The Yakuza labor practices at Fukushima are based on a corrupt system of subcontracting, which does not favor the hiring of competent specialized personnel. It creates an environment of fraud and incompetence, which in the case of Fukushima could have devastating consequences. The subcontracting with organized crime syndicates is a means for major corporations involved in the clean-up to significantly reduce their labor costs.

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Fukushima Spawns New Monster – Gigantic Radioactive Oarfish Discovered Off California Coast

National Report
October 17, 2013

Serious Medical Complications Are Expected For Those Who Came In Contacted With The Mutated Oarfish

<NR>Toxic tides from the failing Fukushima power plant have been brewing up some frighteningly huge creatures off the shores of the Pacific.

Jasmine Santana was snorkeling off the Southern California coast when she noticed something unusual about 15 feet below. It was the lifeless body of a massive eel-like fish measuring almost 18 feet in length. She grabbed the colossal carcass and dragged it to shore where the stench of it’s decomposing bulk drove everyone off the beach.

This didn’t stop a horde of attention thirsty instagram hipsters from posing with the freakishly large decomposing radioactive mutant. They suppressed their urge to vomit long enough to gently cradle the massive putrid animal for a hasty photo shoot.

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<NR>Toxic tides from the failing Fukushima power plant have been brewing up some frighteningly huge creatures off the shores of the Pacific.

Jasmine Santana was snorkeling off the Southern California coast when she noticed something unusual about 15 feet below. It was the lifeless body of a massive eel-like fish measuring almost 18 feet in length. She grabbed the colossal carcass and dragged it to shore where the stench of it’s decomposing bulk drove everyone off the beach.

This didn’t stop a horde of attention thirsty instagram hipsters from posing with the freakishly large decomposing radioactive mutant. They suppressed their urge to vomit long enough to gently cradle the massive putrid animal for a hasty photo shoot.

- See more at: http://nationalreport.net/fukushima-spawns-radioactive-oarfish/#sthash.SUij9pNC.dpuf


Mutated Fukushima Giant Hornet Responsible For Multiple Nebraska Casualties

by Jane M. Agni
National Report
October 2, 2013

Giant Hornets Such As The Ones Pictured Above Have Been Responsible For Multiple Deaths In Nebraska Last Month

<NR>In the wake of the world’s most catastrophic nuclear disaster, hospitals in central Nebraska have recently been reporting several deaths caused by a particularly venomous species of Asian wasp that has found its way into the states.

It was reported that these pests have been contaminated by radioactive debris from the failed Fukushima power plant. This has caused them to nearly quadruple in size, and become hyper aggressive.

As if that wasn’t horrific enough, the giant hornet also possesses venom which is nearly 2000 times stronger than that of the common wasp. We spoke to doctor Leon Hobbes of the Nebraska Medical Research Symposium and he reported the following:

“I have never seen anything like it… One sting causes nearly immediate necrosis of surrounding tissue. The venom then quickly spreads causing the destruction of organs. Most victims succumb to renal failure often within hours. Some have had such intense allergic reactions that the complications were enough to cause death within a matter of minutes…”

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<NR>In the wake of the world’s most catastrophic nuclear disaster, hospitals in central Nebraska have recently been reporting several deaths caused by a particularly venomous species of Asian wasp that has found its way into the states.

It was reported that these pests have been contaminated by radioactive debris from the failed Fukushima power plant. This has caused them to nearly quadruple in size, and become hyper aggressive.

As if that wasn’t horrific enough, the giant hornet also possesses venom which is nearly 2000 times stronger than that of the common wasp. We spoke to doctor Leon Hobbes of the Nebraska Medical Research Symposium and he reported the following:

“I have never seen anything like it… One sting causes nearly immediate necrosis of surrounding tissue. The venom then quickly spreads causing the destruction of organs. Most victims succumb to renal failure often within hours. Some have had such intense allergic reactions that the complications were enough to cause death within a matter of minutes…”

- See more at: http://nationalreport.net/mutated-fukushima-giant-hornet/#sthash.LIiSCEah.dpuf


Typhoon, Flood and Mudslide Warnings Issued For Fukushima Region

As TEPCO and the Japanese government finally admit that the problem at Fukushima is “Out of Control”, another large natural disaster is on its way.

(Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images)

By JG Vibes
Intellihub.com
September 16, 2013

Just weeks ago a TEPCO official declared a state of emergency at Fukuhima, saying that things could become worse than ever at the plant.

Over the years since the disaster initially occurred there have been mixed signals from the governments of the world and their affiliated scientific organizations.  However most independent investigations have shown that things are far more serious than the media has been telling the public.

Additionally, recent radiation readings at and around the site suggest that radiation levels are actually rising.[1]  In the midst of this crisis, the Fukushima region is experiencing another natural disaster.

A typhoon just reached the shore near Fukushima this morning, and is predicted to cause deeper complications to the contaminated water in the area.

ABC News reported that “TEPCO workers at the plant are battening down the site as the typhoon approaches.  They have attached ropes to outdoor piping and pumps, and are using large weights to try to prevent cranes from possibly toppling over.  With torrential rains expected this afternoon, there are fears that more contaminated water will seep into the groundwater and flow into the sea.”[2]

According to The Australian “the typhoon made landfall this morning in Toyohashi, Aichi prefecture, packing gusts of up to 162km/h, the Japan Meteorological Agency said….The typhoon, moving north-northeast at a speed of 45km/h, is expected to head towards the capital and its surrounding region later today, the agency says…. The agency issued the highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain” in Kyoto and its adjacent prefectures, warning residents in danger zones to evacuate to shelters.”[3]

Throughout the whole entire meltdown process TEPCO and the Japanese government have downplayed the environmental impact of the Fukushima disaster.

One politician was even arrogant enough to drink radioactive water, in a desperate move to save credibility for the government.[4]

All parties involved behind the scenes are remaining completely silent, although the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) has already concluded that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima was “a profoundly man-made disaster that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.”[5]

In contrast to the official reports coming from the government and the power company, test after test has shown that the meltdown has had a significant impact on the surrounding area.

Sources:

[1]  Fukushima Workers Ordered to Cover Detection Devices to Downplay Radiation Levels – Intellihub

[2]  Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan raising fears about Fukushima nuclear plant – ABC News

[3] Typhoon stokes fears for Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant  – The Australian

[4] Japan MP drinks radioactive water – Telegraph

[5] Fukushima was a man made disaster - Pakalert Press

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South Korea bans seafood products from Japan’s Fukushima region [video included]

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PressTV
September 6, 2013

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South Korea has started boycotting all seafood products from Japan’s Fukushima region, following reports of radiation contamination from the crippled nuclear plant.

South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Friday that Seoul has now banned all fishery products from Fukushima and seven other nearby prefectures.

South Korean Prime Minister Office Spokesman Shin Joong-don said, “The government has decided to take a special measure, which is banning imports of all seafood from eight Japanese prefectures around Fukushima, after having a ministerial-level meeting presided by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won on September 5, and a government-ruling party consultation on 6th.”

The ministry said Tokyo had failed to release sufficient information regarding the damaged nuclear plant and its continuous stream of contaminated water leaking into the Pacific.

Japanese officials say the level of radioactive water leaking from the site has reached its highest point ever.

Scientists also tested high rates of radioactive cesium in fish near the plant.

“The measures are due to the sharp increase in concern from the public about the flow of hundreds of tons of contaminated water into the ocean at the site of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Our government made the decision as it is unclear how the Japanese crisis will progress and it will be difficult to precisely predict the future risk with the Japanese government data only,” Shin Joong-don stated.

One of the only two active reactors at the Oi plant, in the Fukui Prefecture in western Japan, went offline on September 3, with the other one being halted later this month.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was damaged in a mega-earthquake followed by a tsunami on March 11, 2011.

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VIDEO — The WiFi “Smart” Toilet Gets Hacked. Seriously, there’s a WiFi Toilet.

Mark Dice
August 23, 2013

A Japanese company has built a “smart toilet” that uses WiFi, and of course hackers have figured out how to remotely take over the toilet and make it spray you in the butt or flush repeatedly. Who would want a WiFi toilet?

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Shocking VIDEO — Tsunami in Japan 2011

Red Flag News
August 9, 2013

A shocking new Japan tsunami video has turned up and was recently published by LEAKEDCHANNEL on YouTube. This video shows the size and enormity of this tragedy in a way that hasn’t yet been seen before. For your info, the water really begins flowing in at the 3 minute mark and from there prepare to be in awe by the tsunamis amazing scope and power as it destroys everything in its path.

H/T BeforeItsNews.com

[hat tip: Sacred Geometry International]


Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011

Fukushima Update

via RT.com / July 29, 2013 / Water samples taken at an underground passage below the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contain alarming levels of radiation which are comparable to those taken immediately after the catastrophe.

According to a Saturday statement by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the tested water contains 2.35 billion becquerels of cesium per liter, and the radioactive water is now seeping into the sea. The findings were also evident from samples taken within a 50-meter radius around the plant.

TEPCO’s specialists have hit a wall trying to solve the problem of the leaking groundwater, which has persisted since 2011. However, unlike then, they cannot tell what the source of the new-found radioactivity is. The current explanation is that the radioactive water that had been left in the underground trench some two years ago is now mixing with the groundwater, which is in turn contaminating the sea.

The current investigation started back in May, when specialists registered a 17-fold hike in radiation levels compared to December 2012. More tests immediately followed.

In July, scientists found high tritium levels – 20 per cent higher than just two months before. At the beginning of the month, cesium levels also went up by an astonishing 22 per cent from the previous day. The legal limit of 90 becquerels per liter was exceeded by around 22,000 becquerels.

On July 10, scientists warned about possible sea contamination, although they had no evidence at the time.

On Monday, however, TEPCO discovered that radiation levels were rising and falling together with the tide. This has led them to their latest theory – that the leftover trench water from 2011 is indeed mixing with the underground water that flows straight into the Pacific.

The only theoretical solution at this point is to build a wall of liquid glass between the nuclear reactors and the sea, siphoning off contaminated water from the underground trench.

Steam has also been seen emerging from one of the damaged reactors on three occasions, sparking further fears about the state of the wrecked plant.

Meanwhile, TEPCO has had to sustain bad publicity after it was revealed that it delayed publishing the summer study which sparked these new-found fears – which were realized just days after TEPCO reassured the public that the water was safely enclosed. The government has labeled the company’s behavior as “deplorable.”


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