News about nuclear accident in Fukushima in April 2011

Radioactive news 6 April 2011

  • Japan nuclear crisis is here to stay

    Almost a month after the deadly earthquake and tsunami that triggered the worst nuclear crisis in the world since Chernobyl in 1986, one struggles to find good news coming out of Japan. Even reports of cheerful cooperation between Israeli and Iranian rescue teams in the afflicted areas [1] ring bitter as the island country is forced to dump into the Pacific ocean large amounts of radioactive water and to apologize to its neighbors citing dire emergency. An ecological disaster looms.


  • High radiation levels found in Japanese school playgrounds

    Radiation levels have been found to be extremely high in some Japanese school playgrounds.

    All schools in the Fukushima area are now being checked under pressure from local parents.

    Reports of high radioactivity beyond the Fukushima exclusion zone have raised fears that authorities are not doing all they can to tackle the crisis.
  • Fukushima: A Nuclear Threat to Japan, the U.S. and the World

    For several weeks, radioactive leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plants have been incapacitating a large part of Japan. Information from the Japanese government and TEPCO, the power company that operates the site, has been sparse, often incomplete and sometimes contradictory. A confidential assessment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission obtained by The New York Times suggests that the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant is far from stable. The report concludes that the Fukushima plant is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Radioactive Seawater Model, Spent Fuel Rods DID Explode Into Atmosphere

    ASR Limited, a marine consulting and research firm has released a radioactive seawater model that seems to confirm that radiation will spread throughout the pacific ocean. Remember, US and Japanese officials have gone on the record with their belief that radiation in the Pacific will not hurt sea life.

    “On Monday, TEPCO began discharging 11,500 tons of contaminated water into the surrounding water – a serious development in the ongoing containment issues and release of radioactive material at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant,” wrote ASR Limited in an article released Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, a confidential document released by The New York Times has confirmed multiple aspects of this disaster that the alternative media reported from the beginning.

  • Ex-Chornobyl deputy head: Human factor caused Fukushima catastrophe

    The operator company's indecision and slowness caused the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to become a catastrophe, ex-deputy head of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant Oleksandr Kovalenko told Interfax.

    "In my opinion, the operator company's confusion and lack of action caused a nuclear accident of medium severity to deteriorate into a real catastrophe," said Kovalenko, who was in charge of the information and international relations department of the government commission for dealing with the aftermath of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster.

    "It was neither an earthquake nor a tsunami wave that caused the reactor disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. It was the human factor, as at Chornobyl," he said.

  • Plutonium detected again in Fukushima plant soil

    Highly toxic plutonium, a byproduct of the nuclear power generation process, was also found at the same locations in samples collected on March 21st and 22nd.

    The plutonium appears to be related to the ongoing nuclear accident. TEPCO says the volume is so small that it does not pose a threat to human health.

  • Tellurium 129 Presence Is Proof Of Inadvertent Recriticality At Fukushima

    For those wondering just why TEPCO and Japan in general have been in such as scramble to cover up as much of the reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, after up until now the utility had been perfectly happy to come up with one after another useless idea of delaying the inevitable moment of sarcophagation, here is Arnie Gunderson from Fairewinds and Associates explaining that now there is definitive proof, courtesy of Tellurium 129 and a order of magnitude higher concentration of Iodine 131 in Reactor 1, that the reactor is now undergoing sporadic events of recriticality: in other words, the fission reaction is recommencing on its own, and without any supervision, emitting undetectable neutron beams which are irradiating any and all personnel still on location.


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