Fukushima timeline August 2011
- Newly Released TEPCO Data Proves Fairewinds Assertions of Significant Fuel Pool Failures at Fukushima Daiichi
New TEPCO data measured on August 19 & 20 shows severe damage to the spent fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3. The adjacent TEPCO table posted on the front page shows incredibly high levels of Cesium 137 and Cesium 134 in all three spent fuel pools of Units 1, 2, & 3. This TEPCO data clearly contradicts and refutes the July assertion by the NRC the Fukushima Daiichi spent fuel pools were not damaged in this tragic accident. Crytome (cry to me) has a new high resolution photo, also uploaded, that shows the extensive damage of the Unit 3 spent fuel pool and the reactor building. Check it out.
- OT: Radioactive Rice Hay Story Still Doesn't Quite Add Up for Me Personally
Quid est veritas?
The answer seems to be whatever is reported by the largest number of media outlets, mainstream and alternative. I'm just wondering aloud about my personal misgivings. (For those who insist on facts and figures only, you can stop right here, and have a nice weekend.) The official story of radioactive rice hay is as follows:
- Irene's eyewall collapses; further intensification unlikely
Satellite data and measurements from the Hurricane Hunters show that Irene is weakening. A 9:21 am EDT center fix by an Air Force Reserve aircraft found that Irene's eyewall had collapsed, and the central pressure had risen to 946 mb from a low of 942 mb this morning. The highest winds measured at their flight level of 10,000 feet were 125 mph, which would normally support classifying Irene as a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds. However, these winds were not mixing down to the surface in the way we typically see with hurricanes, and the strongest surface winds seen by the aircraft with their SFMR instrument were just 90 mph in the storm's northeast eyewall.
Source: wunderground.com via WhatReallyHappened.com
- No quick way to remove radioactive substances from soil: experts
Experts say there is no technology or machinery available that can quickly remove radioactive substances from soil. Steady and repeated efforts are required to gradually reduce radioactive substances by removing the surface from soil, mowing down grass, or scraping the matter off with water.
- Fukushima radioactive amounts to 168 Hiroshimas level - PressTV 110826
The story of Hiroshima is seared into the consciousness of world history.
It was the first occasion upon which a nuclear weapon was employed against a human population, and the effect was nightmarish.
The Hiroshima A-Bomb blast killed roughly 140,000 people, some of them instantly, and others more slowly through burns and radioactive exposure.
- Hurricane Irene: Lights to Go Dark on Broadway, NY Subways; Bodybag Order in NC
As officials in North Carolina reportedly ordered more bodybags for locals refusing to leave what may be Hurricane Irene's first U.S. landfall zone, the menace has managed what no one or nothing has been able to do further north -- shut down the city that never sleeps.
Alltough the hurricane presents a danger by itself i would like to remind the readers of one simple fact.
Hopefully Irene will only serve as a reminder that any so called "safety measures" taken by any NRC equivalent in any country are nothing but hopes and wishes that nature will act as they would like it to.
Therefore we can clasify nuclear safety measures with one simple word - RELIGION.
- Hurricane Irene: Traffic Jams 20 Miles Long… 2.5 Million Evacuated Ahead Of Extensive Storm Surge
Traffic Jams 20 Miles Long As Over 2.5 Million People Are Evacuated In The Face of Extensive Storm Surge Flooding From Hurricane Irene, Which Has Already Set New Record Highs In North Carolina.Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com via WhatReallyHappened.com
- Huge Must See Hurricane #Irene Satellite Photo – Spans From Florida To Canada
The Latest NASA Satellite Photo Of Hurricane Irene Shows The Storm System Extending From Florida All The Way To The Border Of Canada
The latest satellite photo Hurricane Irene shows a huge storm system that spans from Florida and all the way up the entire U.S. East Coast , through New England and past the border of Canada
Hurricane Irene Hunters LIVE VIDEO Streams : WX Channel, TV News Web Streams + Storm Chaser Cams
Source: 12160.info via WRH
- US may face 'weeks' wait for Irene response
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Top US emergency officials warned Friday that it could take weeks or possibly months to get relief to some areas in response to the incoming Hurricane Irene.
"We are anticipating it to be a huge geographical area with lots of people impacted," warned Gail McGovern, head of the American Red Cross, at a press conference in Washington.
Source: activistpost.com via WhatReallyHappened.com
- Center of Hurricane Irene forecast to be nearby Virginia nuclear plant at 8pm Saturday (MAPS)
National Hurricane Center, August 27, 2011 at 1:00 am EDT:
Forecast puts Irene’s eye over Norfolk,VA-area at 8 pm EDT Saturday
- Radiation-induced mutation breeding of plants was precursor to modern-day GMOs
The Atomic Energy Plant Mutation Breeding
Not many know about the precursor to today's GMO madness. Shortly after WW II, a movement for peaceful applications of atomic energy, "atoms for peace," began.
Before atomic energy for electrical power or vessel propulsion would manifest, atomic gardens began exposing plants with gamma ray radiation in large circular gardens to produce desired specialty plants or necessarily hardier plants that could resist certain diseases. Some efforts were also put into garden variety plants and flower, selling "atomic energized seeds" to amateur gardeners and professional nurseries.
- Maehara Leads Pack In Public Support In PM Race-Poll
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Former foreign minister Seiji Maehara is by far leading the pack in terms of public support in the race to become Japan's next prime minister with a support rating of 40%, far exceeding other likely candidates ahead of next week's Democratic Party of Japan presidential election, a poll in the Asahi Shimbun showed Saturday.
- Virginia Gov. declares state of emergency: Damage from quake greater than first reported — Hurricane threatens already weakened structures
Gov. Bob McDonnell today declared a state of emergency [...] because damage assessments appear to be more extensive than initial reports, aftershocks have caused further problems and the potential for high winds from Hurricane Irene threaten to further damage weakened structures.
- Kan regrets failure to prevent nuclear crisis
"I was not able to prevent (the crisis) from occurring, resulting in many victims, and I really feel that as prime minister, I could not do enough and lacked preparation," Kan told a news conference hours after formally announcing his resignation.
- Below-limit cesium detected in rice in Fukushima Pref
yesterday it was "no radioactive substances found so far"...
- Japan cuts radiation exposure limits for children
Following the accident, Japan raised the exposure limit for both adults and children from one to 20 millisieverts per year, matching the maximum exposure level for nuclear industry workers in many countries.
The move prompted outrage and parents in Fukushima had been calling on the government to lower limits at school, claiming that children face a higher risk from radiation-linked cancers and other diseases than adults.
Radiation experts agree that children are at greatest risk from cancers and genetic defects because they are still growing, are more prone to thyroid cancers, and because they will have more time to develop health defects.
Ok, now that the government admits to greatest risk for cancer and all we have been talking about for months, what happens to the famous "plutonium brothers and other "radiation is good for you" nuclear shills with Phd's?
- Japan's M'bishi eyes Turkey nuclear plant deal-Nikkei
TOKYO Aug 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is considering teaming up with Kansai Electric Power Co to try to win a nuclear power plant deal in Turkey, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.
Business as usual for Mitsubishi... I guess in following years we will see a bunch of commercials of some forklift they've sent to Fukushima...
- Hot-spot cleanups hampered by public resistance to local disposal sites
FUKUSHIMA -- Municipalities looking to clean up radiation "hot spots" caused by the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power plant are facing stiff local resident opposition as they search for temporary disposal sites for tainted materials.
i guess this means more burning of radiactive debris and more radioactive ash in the atmosphere..
- #Fukushima I Nuke Plant SFPs with High Level of Radioactive Cesium
Well, so much for the Mainichi reporter who said "10 becquerels/liter" of radioactive cesium in the water spilled from the Spent Fuel Pool in Reactor 4 the other day. (It looks like he simply added 6.1 and 4.4, as you see in the chart below, and ignored the minor details like E+04...)
- Hokkaido Electric Power admits asking workers to support 'pluthermal' plan at symposium
SAPPORO -- Hokkaido Electric Power Co. has admitted having urged employees to express support for a so-called "pluthermal" program at its nuclear power station during a local symposium on the plan in 2008.
- Greenpeace legal bid over Fukushima
Greenpeace has served legal papers accusing the Government of failing to take into account the implications of Japan's Fukushima disaster in future planning for the building of new nuclear power stations in the UK.
The environmental group submitted a 1,611-page legal submission to the High Court and said it was seeking a judicial review, claiming that ministers were not taking into account specialist advice on the implications of the disaster on future reactors.
- URGENCE FUKUSHIMA - PARIS 31 AOUT 2011
Protest planned for 31.8.2011 infront of Japans embassy in Paris?
- Hokkaido Elec. Power Co. to probe e-mail deception
Hokkaido Electric Power Company admits that it urged employees to attend a symposium and express views in support of one of its nuclear energy projects.
Officials from the utility, which covers Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, held a news conference on Friday about the 2008 symposium.
The move comes after 2 other utilities in Japan admitted using similar forums to manipulate public opinion in favor of their nuclear projects.
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