News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in April 2011

Radioactive news 2 April 2011

  • A 100-year battle awaits Fukushima while suicide workers are needed to keep up the rescue efforts
    You've probably already heard that there have been efforts to use robots to help solve the Fukushima crisis, but those efforts have failed. Then again, who needs robots when you can just pay humans to do the same deadly work? Reuters is now reporting that a U.S. recruiting company is signing up U.S. workers to go to Fukushima and work on-site there as part of the crew that's trying to save the reactors
  • Fukushima 50 Give Lives To Prevent Total Desecration In Ultimate Display of Honor
    The situation in Japan has gone from bad to worse as the UN’s nuclear agency has now detected extremely high levels of radiation outside the 20 km zone signifying the Japanese governments incompetence and lack of regard for life.

    However, the brave heros of Fukushima (the Fukushima 50) have regards for their fellow brothers and sisters of the world and will be giving their lives in the ultimate display of honor for humanity.

    It has been stated by Russian officials that during the Chernobyl disaster they narrowly prevented a secondary nuclear explosion that might have wiped out half of Europe. It is likely the Fukushima 50 know something we do not.

  • Source Of Toxic Leaks Found At Japan Nuclear Plant
    A source of highly radioactive water escaping into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was identified Saturday, but authorities weren't able to say if the discovery will stop the ongoing contamination that has already spread 40 kilometers (25 miles) into the open seas.
  • TEPCO failures multiply / Compounding of missteps exacerbated nuclear crisis
    Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s failure in its initial response to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture invited more trouble in a chain reaction, according to an analysis of events over the past three weeks since the March 11 great earthquake and tsunami.

    At the crippled nuclear power plant, three reactors have been cooled by injecting water using temporarily set up pumps. However, there are fears the spent nuclear fuel rods stored in the reactors' temporary storage pools will overheat again.

    TEPCO's sloppy way of publicly releasing information related to the accident also has drawn much criticism.

  • Nuclear energy firm RWE sues German state of Hesse
    German energy giant RWE is taking legal action against the state of Hesse after being ordered to shut down a nuclear power plant for three months.

    The order came soon after an earthquake and tsunami caused a nuclear emergency in Japan.

  • NY Times contributor confirms California rainwater 181 times above drinking water standards for radioactive iodine-131
    … Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times and has been detected in multiple milk samples…

    Radiation falling with rain can cover grass that is eaten by cows and other animals. It can also fall on food crops or accumulate in reservoirs that are used for irrigation or drinking water. Seafood can also be affected. …

    A rooftop water monitoring program managed by UC Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering detected substantial spikes in rain-borne iodine-131 during torrential downpours a week ago. …

  • The FDA and the Fukushima Fallout
    The FDA is disingenuous in its attempt to compare the radiation from a major nuclear accident to radiation exposures in everyday life.
  • Damage to reactor called severe
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu said yesterday that roughly 70 percent of the core of one reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan had sustained severe damage.

    His assessment of the damage to Reactor No. 1 was the most specific yet from a US official on how close the plant came to a full meltdown after it was hit by a severe earthquake and massive tsunami March 11.

    Japanese officials have spoken of a “partial meltdown’’ at some of the stricken reactors. But they have been less than specific, especially on the question of how close No. 1 — the most badly damaged reactor — came to a full meltdown..

  • Japan's Apocalypse
    Despite a disaster multiples worse than Chernobyl, major media reports all along downplayed it. Now they largely ignore it, moving on to more important things like celebrity features and baseball's opening day, besides pretending American-led Libya bombing is well-intended when, in fact, it's another brazen power grab - an imperial war of conquest, explained in numerous previous articles.

    The horror of all wars aside, waged solely for wealth and power, never humanity, Japan deserves regular top billing, given its global implications and potential millions of lives affected. Ignoring it is scandalous, yet it's practically disappeared from television where most people get news, unaware only managed reports are aired omitting vital truths.

  • Radioactive water escaping from No. 2
    Nevertheless, Nishiyama said the radioactive material has dispersed and gave more assurances that it did not present an "immediate" danger to the public.
  • Latest Satellite Imagery From Fukushima Tells Sobering Tale
    Noting that the press has largely turned its resources off of the Fukushima complex, and needing up-to-date information on the status of the damage control efforts there, we secured the most up-to-date satellite photo from DigitalGlobe (dated March 31st), which we analyze below. This is the first photo of the damaged reactor site at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility made available to the public in over a week. That means you, our readers, are the first public eyes anywhere to see this photo.
  • The Dangers of Radiation: Deconstructing Nuclear Experts - What these people have in common is ignorance
    Since the Fukushima accident we have seen a stream of experts on radiation telling us not to worry, that the doses are too low, that the accident is nothing like Chernobyl and so forth. They appear on television and we read their articles in the newspapers and online. Fortunately the majority of the public don't believe them. I myself have appeared on television and radio with these people; one example was Ian Fells of the University of Newcastle who, after telling us all on BBC News that the accident was nothing like Chernobyl (wrong), and the radiation levels of no consequence (wrong), that the main problem was that there was no electricity and that the lifts didn't work. " If you have been in a situation when the lifts don't work, as I have" he burbled on, "you will know what I mean." You can see this interview on youtube and decide for yourself.

    What these people have in common is ignorance. You may think a professor at a university must actually know something about their subject. But this is not so.

  • Study: Japan Nuclear Disaster Is THREE Separate Chernobyl Level 7 incidents
    A recent Greenpeace study based on data from the French and Austrian governments showed that by March 23 so much radiation had already been released from Fukushima that the crisis already equates to 3 Chernobyl INES level 7 incidents.

    Here we are over a week after the study.

    How bad is it now?


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