22 March 2011

tuesday nervous nukequake complex

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Good morning.
Radiation 1,600 times higher than normal levels has been detected in an area about 20 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency officials said Monday.

Data collected by an IAEA team show that radiation levels of 161 microsievert per hour have been detected in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, the officials said.

The government has set an exclusion zone covering areas within a 20-km radius of the plant and has urged people within 20 to 30 km to stay indoors.
More coffee.


I go for a gaze at my morning radiation data, and most people go here to check, but they are vastly scarier numbers—sending people quaking off to naturopaths—that the EPA continues to tell us are "far below levels of concern" and that is the extent of the description of what's normal and how far above normal we really are, not a bit of any sort of information on which to judge for ourselves. The citizen network page at least has a guy working behind there to address our concerns. It's not what I'd want, but neither did I think of it before the Daiichi reactors began melting down, so... so I'm grateful for it.


Following the magnitude 9.0 quake and ensuing tsunami, the cooling functions failed at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and their cores are believed to have partially melted, releasing radioactive materials into the atmosphere, observers said.
At least they're coming up on spitting it out, but have they started dumping sand and concrete on these reactors yet? I don't think so, and I don't know how it would do any good to kill someone over it.


Current jet stream map shows it running below Northern California, down into Southern California and Mexico and then arching up to nail Eastern Manitoba and the entire northeast of the continent. Doesn't look as though any of us will be spared.


We should not forget to consult the leading lights of Out There in our attempts to process this mess.

I recommend you listen... just in light of the fact that the physics under discussion is no longer in doubt by any genuine humans. It merits our attention.


I felt compelled to answer someone wondering why #3 was getting more attention than #4, and then had difficulty getting my comment to post. I finally got it to post, but now I want to put it here too because it took me so long to make clear.
...prioritizing work at the no.3 spent fuel pool over no. 4 is still a mystery.

Only about the bottom third of the No. 3 reactor building is in any condition to be called "still standing" and, really, that is a stretch. If you've seen any of the graphics showing the design of these reactors, you will immediately realize that means the cooling pond isn't there anymore. This is probably true of all four Daiichi reactors, but the most blaringly obviously true at No. 3. The thing that would prioritize it, even if this were not the case, is the fact that they were using MOX fuel in No. 3, while No. 4 was using "mere" uranium.

MOX [mixed oxide] fuel rods are made of uranium laced with the PLUTONIUM from decommissioned nukes. This has been hailed as the great anti-terrorism solution to dismantle nuclear warheads such that they will be safe from falling into the wrong hands. Plutonium is THE most deadly substance on the planet. I've heard it said that a few cups of plutonium dust dispersed in the atmosphere would kill every living thing on earth. "Luckily" it is the heaviest element on earth and less inclined to stay airborne, but it's more inclined to blow and burn things up, which then increases the release of its alpha radiation into the air. Breathing it kills you like Alexander Litvinenko. You stand a chance with plain uranium.

I imagine No. 3 is getting the most attention because it is unquestionably the most urgent to keep from any more-explosive release. The PTB are the most likely to keep everyone as confused as possible — including having Chu state on TV that No. 2 was the most urgent — because their imperative is that we not kick up a fuss over their sacred MOX nuclear terrorism solution. The only way to accomplish that is to assist us in our sacred disinclination to LOOK at what's staring us in the face. No. 3 is blatantly, undeniably, in meltdown... doing the China Syndrome thing. Whatever was released from it in the explosion there and the days of it steaming is going to be exponentially more deadly even than the lethal emissions from No. 4.

There are Daiichi plant workers giving their lives to save the rest of us. THEY ARE KNOWLY GOING TO THEIR EARLY GRAVES FOR US, WHEN WHAT THEY'RE DYING FOR IS THE MONSTERS IN CHARGE DRAGGING THIS OUT TO KEEP THEIR MOX FROM BECOMING NIXED. If you ever had any thoughts that the Soviets were actually more humane than we are, here's your sign. The images released of those reactors over a WEEK ago were enough to show they needed the sand and concrete treatment — the Chernobyl option — immediately. This trying to pull it out with the cooling thing is psychotic/sociopathic... pick. The evidence is blindingly-obvious in the images released to the press. You don't have to be a nuclear physicist to put it together.
You know, everything online could be SO much easier if the programming on the various platforms were not so flippy over the possibility of spammers and maniacs. No wonder so many people are coming to long for the supervolcano....

love, 99


  1. Even your last refuge is feeling the effects!

  2. I asked the question the other day about the destination of the runoff from all the water being pumped and dumped on the reactor buildings.

    This morning's news revealed some of it has been entering the ocean. Also there is the following report, although they don't reveal the path of the contamination be it fallout or run-off.


    But they do reassure us it is not a problem!

    Considering that people do not drink seawater, there is unlikely to be an immediate risk to human health, it added.
    ... radioactive materials ''will significantly dilute'' until they are taken up by marine species.

  3. I am so glad I got that kelp and chlorophyll... and even if it's radioactive, I still am making for Iceland if I can't drum up anyone with whom to start building a seed for any future for humanity that may yet be feasible....

  4. Also this morning it was reported that a spent fuel holding tank was heating up and had reached the boiling point - no indication which pool - and that brown smoke was coming out of what is left reactor building #3 and high radiation levels caused the workers to called away from the plant.

    None of this is to be found in any of the MSN internet headlines, nor any place else I've been looking.

  5. Should I be packing for Iceland?

  6. I don't know - It was on the local news at 5:00 am this morning - only other thing I've found is a Raw Story article which talks more about other non-nuclear events and issues feel good news that things are improving.

    No mention of the one other piece of info gleaned from this morning's news:

    The cooling pumps are damaged beyond repair and must be replaced - no time line to obtain new pumps.

  7. They can't replace them. That's psychotic blather. The radiation is already growing completely beyond the human ability to withstand it in a radiation suit, AND even if they could, it's still about premeditated murder, still a case of "We're not going to take responsibility for mitigating the radiation deaths because we ain't going to be perpetually adding concrete to prevent it." There could come a time when they stop bothering at Chernobyl too.

  8. Despicable to have to take refuge in all the horrific radiation exposures we have lived through already, but that's about all we have.

  9. Anyone know what the hell happened to Raw Story? They used to be a place you could get a pretty good idea what was going on around the world. By no means did they cover everything. But now it's just pitiful empty. The news there seems like the corporates now, two or more days late and empty of detail.


  10. It was teetering on that edge for a long time, and I think the HuffPo sale made up their minds.

    This is why I keep trying to remind people of the subconscious perfidies of even those we think are on our side. EVERYONE starts ceding their morals for either money or fame or both. Most of them don't realize it, but, since most of them are quite intelligent, that means they don't realize it on purpose.

  11. http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fukushima-update-reactor-1-core-now-380-celsius-80-more-normal-running-temporature

    Here's a picture for you

  12. I have been experiencing a marked DISinclination to post images, even crazy ones, of Barackenaten lately. I don't know if it's temporary or if I simply cannot bear to look at him at all anymore.

  13. I agree 100% with you Phil, Raw story has totally dropped the ball - same stories run for several days with only a few new tidbits.


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