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    Fukushima Failing

    Nov 24, 2014:
    Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into ocean — Officials: More water’s coming in than we were pumping out — Workers now trying to prevent overflow. 40,000% INCREASE IN CESIUM READINGS IN 500 TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WATER.



    TV: “Barrier is not holding” at Fukushima plant — All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into ocean — Officials: More water’s coming in than we were pumping out — Workers now trying to prevent overflow (VIDEO)

    Published: November 19th, 2014 at 12:15 pm ET

    Mainichi, Nov 18, 2014 (emphasis added): Attempt to stop water flowing into trench at Fukushima plant fails… TEPCO determined that the leak must be continuing… critics have pointed out the possibility of it escaping into the ocean… TEPCO planned to freeze the water… However, the water was insufficiently frozen to stop the flow, and while an effort continued until Nov. 6 to fill in the gaps in the ice with special cement, this effort also failed… While the water remains in the trench, TEPCO cannot create a planned underground wall of frozen soil around the No. 1 through 4 reactor buildings…

    NHK, Nov 18, 2014: Officials… say a barrier designed to prevent radioactive water from entering underground tunnels is likely not doing its job… highly-radioactive water from tunnels under the facility… leaks to surrounding soil… Monday, workers removed 200,000 liters of water, estimating that water levels in the tunnels would drop by 80 cm. However, the levels went down by only 20.

    NHK World (original): Officials [at] the Fukushima plant have another problem… Officials concluded more water was likely entering the tunnels from the reactor building than was being pumped out… Officials say workers [plan to fill tunnels with cement] carefully to prevent contaminated water from overflowing.

    NHK World (updated): The aim is to prevent the water from leaking into the surrounding soil but the barrier is not holding back the water… Officials concluded more water was likely entering the tunnels from the reactor building than was being pumped out.

    Japan Times, Nov. 19, 2014: Tepco unable to halt tainted water flowing… from the No. 2 reactor building to underground tunnels at [Fukushima Daiichi,] officials said. Tepco has injected cement… but water levels suggest the effort has remained unsuccessful… The company began the cement injections after failing to create an “ice wall”… Tepco pumped 200 tons of tainted water out of the tunnels Monday… [If] completely sealed, water levels would have fallen roughly 80 cm [yet levels only dropped 20 cm], the officials said, indicating the possibility that contaminated water is still flowing into the tunnels. The officials also noted the possibility that groundwater may be flowing into the tunnels. However… the amount of radioactive materials in the tunnel water is very high, an official in the Nuclear Regulation Authority said. “Concentrations should have been lower if large amounts of groundwater are really flowing in”

    Jiji Press, Nov. 19, 2014:The tunnels are believed to contain some 5,000 tons of tainted water. Some observers believe the water may be leaking into the ground and reaching the Pacific.

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    Re: Fukushima Failing

    7:51 pm, November 26, 2014

    Jiji Press IWAKI, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. started work Tuesday to fill an underground trench at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant with cement while pumping up radioactive water inside at the same time.

    The power company reported the beginning of the cement-pouring work for the cable trench for the No. 2 reactor at a meeting in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, with government representatives on measures to deal with increasing radioactive water at the power station.

    TEPCO expects to finish the work by the end of March next year. The company will begin next month pouring cement in the No. 3 reactor’s trench, hoping to complete the work also by the end of March. The trenches for the two reactors are estimated to hold 11,000 tons of radioactive water in total. The water is believed to be causing the pollution of groundwater under the seaside section of the power plant.

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    Re: Fukushima Failing

    Hi Fred,

    Take a look at the read count for this thread on the Home page.

    What gets me is how completely and utterly unimportant this is to people.

    Can you just imagine how the people of the world would have reacted to this up until 1980 or so?

    I'd say that's a testament to the power and effectiveness of the use of the mainstream media, wouldn't you?

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    Re: Fukushima Failing

    I wouldn't say unimportant, Hawks, at least for me.

    I simply don't trust the outputs of the mainstream press (e.g. discussion of radiation fallout) ... because they haven't come clean on the inputs (e.g. discussion of the cause behind the Fukushima event).

    Jim Stone has the most credible analysis of the inputs and the analysis points to Israeli nukes, Stuxnet virus, and manipulated Earthquake data.

    Not alluding to the specific video above, but Arne Gundersen's analysis of the outputs (e.g. his fearmongering about Fukushima radiation) is simply not credible because he totally misrepresents the case of the inputs.

    I'm also a bit skeptical about nuclear fallout impacting the Pacific Ocean and marine stocks ... given that the nuclear powers of the world have knocked the snot out of Pacific Ocean as well as the general atmosphere with their many nuclear tests over the decades.

    http://www.ctbto.org/nuclear-testing...clear-testing/

    The radiation danger of Fukushima may be true. And it may be false.

    IMO, there is more efficacy in chasing the cause of Fukushima than chasing the effect. The cause is an opportunity to brings the culprits to justice
    (the same criminals behind events such as USS Liberty, 9/11/2001, MH370 hijacking, Gaza massacres, etc.). The effect is an opportunity to scaremonger the victims into further acquiescence and Patty Hearst Stockholm Syndrome submissiveness while the perpetrators continue their push towards full spectrum dominance.


    Pax

    ps: That said, I understand that my view on Fukushima is a minority view and I respect the views of Fred and yourself on the matter. One of my sisters lives on the West Coast and she, too, is worried about the radiation. Perhaps I've become a cold boiled egg in this regard, e.g. with my one-sided focus on the culprits that are ruling the world and running into the wasteland. I hope not. But there's always that possibility.
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    Re: Fukushima Failing

    Mutant daisies reportedly grow near Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan



    (See link at bottom for pics.)

    FOUR years after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, weird things have been happening in neighbouring areas. The latest is the mutant daisy.

    The images of deformed daisies have emerged on social media after Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of the mutated yellow and white flowers last month. They were found in Nasushiobara City, around 110 kilometres from the Fukushima plant, the site of the 2011 nuclear meltdown.

    San Kaido posted the images with the following words: “The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have two flowers connected each other, having four stems of flower tied beltlike,” according to Fukushima Diary.

    “The left one has four stems grew up to be tied to each other and it had the ring-shaped flower. The atmospheric dose is 0.5 μSv/h at 1m above the ground.”

    Since the nuclear plant meltdown, locals have reportedly spotted other deformed vegetables and fruit which also appeared to be affected by the high radiation levels found in the groundwater near the plant. A rabbit that was born without ears was also discovered in the radiation zone.

    The deformed animals and plants come as thousands of men are working in Japan’s muggy early summer in a vast effort to scrub radiation from the villages around Fukushima.

    The mission is to decontaminate hundreds of square kilometres that were polluted when reactors went into meltdown after a huge tsunami struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011.

    No stone is left unturned: diggers scrape away the top layer of earth in fields, school courtyards and around the buildings of villages, while houses, buildings, roads and parking lots are scrubbed clean.

    At least 20,000 people — all dressed in the special gloves, masks and boots required for workers in the nuclear industry — are involved in the clean-up, according to the environment ministry.

    Some 2.5 million black bags filled with contaminated soil, plants and leaves wait at the sites or in one of the nearly 800 temporary outdoor storage facilities that have been set up across the disaster zone.

    The mammoth effort comes as Japan’s government prepares to declare sections of the evacuation zone habitable again.

    That will mean evacuees can return to the homes they abandoned more than four years ago. It will also mean, say campaigners, that some people will have no choice but to go back because it will trigger the ending of some compensation payments.

    Government-run decontamination efforts are under way in 11 cities where Tokyo says that at present, anyone living there would be exposed to radiation levels of more than 20 millisieverts (mSv) a year.

    The globally-accepted norm for radiation absorption is 1 mSv per year, although the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and others say anything up to 20 mSv per year poses no immediate danger to human health.

    The settlement of Naraha, which lies just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the plant, is expected to be declared safe in September.

    The government intends to lift many evacuation orders by March 2017, if decontamination progresses as it hopes.

    Still, the area immediately surrounding the plant remains uninhabitable, and storage sites meant to last 30 years are being built in the villages closest to the complex.

    For now, only residential areas are being cleaned in the short-term, and the worst-hit parts of the countryside are being omitted, a recommendation made by the IAEA.

    But that strategy has troubled environmentalists, who fear that could lead to re-contamination as woodlands will act as a radiation reservoir, with pollutants washed out by rains.

    In a report on decontamination in Iitate, a heavily forested area that lies northwest of the plant, campaign group Greenpeace says these selective efforts will effectively confine returnees to a relatively small area of their old hometowns.

    “The Japanese government plans, if implemented, will create an open-air prison of confinement to ‘cleaned’ houses and roads... and the vast untouched radioactive forests continue to pose a significant risk of recontamination of these ‘decontaminated’ areas to even higher levels,” the report, published Tuesday, says.

    Some 39 other municipalities which were not evacuated after the accident, and which have radiation levels deemed safe for humans, are also being decontaminated by local authorities.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/en...-1227454052010

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