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Twin quakes rock Japan Sunday, Storm Headed to Fukushima, Unit 2 Reactor Core “liquified.”
Fukushima Forever 2012-05-21
In the first week after Fukushima, this physicist genius called for a massive international effort to bury the entire nuclear complex to protect as much as possible the human race from nuclear contamination.
Dr. Michio Kaku said early on that “Tepco utility people are outclassed and overwhelmed and should be removed from their positions and that we would see increases in leukemias and thyroid cancers from the massive amounts of radioactive iodine being released.”
Now he is weighing in with the threat from the spent-fuel pool in reactor building No. 4 in focus saying, “People don’t realize that the Fukushima reactor is on a knife’s edge; it’s near the tipping point. A small earthquake, another pipe break, another explosion could tip it over and we could have a disaster much worse, many times worse than Chernobyl. It’s like a sleeping dragon.”
Kaku explains that just in the last few weeks it has been reported to some degree that Units 2, 3 and 4 have been shown to be in a very dire situation. Unit 2 is completely liquefied, something that’s never been seen in the history of nuclear power, a 100% liquefaction of a uranium core. Unit 4, on the other hand, has an even worse problem as it’s a spent-fuel pond that is totally uncovered because of a hydrogen explosion that took place last year.
The issue of planetary contamination is more important than the economic crisis the media is covering, which threatens to go into its own kind of meltdown. Economies grow and collapse as civilizations rise and fall. There have always been the good times when life is sweet and the bad times when human savages must have their wars or when Nature decides to have her way with us or when the elite bankers’ monetary games run through their cycles.
What are our chances of this nuclear nightmare going away?
Things are so bad at Fukushima that, “Humans cannot come close to certain parts of the reactor site and even robots get fried. They’re delicate machinery; their micro-circuitry cannot withstand the intense bombardment of radiation,” reports Kaku.
And yesterday, Sunday the 20th, we read:
Japan was hit by two shallow earthquakes in the space of just eight minutes on Sunday, one of them measuring a strong 6.2-magnitude, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami alert.
The 6.2-magnitude quake struck at 4:20pm (0720 GMT) off Japan’s northeast Pacific coast, the national meteorological agency said, followed by a tremor with a reading of 5.7 at 4:28pm.
The US Geological Survey estimated the magnitude of the first quake at 6.0.
The depth of both quakes was about 10 kilometres, the agency said.
“Sea levels may change slightly due to the (first) earthquake but there is no fear of damage resulting from it,” the agency said in a statement.
A 9.0-magnitude undersea earthquake off the same coast triggered a monster tsunami on March 11 last year, leaving about 19,000 people dead or missing and crippling the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
6.2-magnitude Quake Jolts Northeast Japan
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit seas off northeastern Japan on Sunday afternoon, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
The focus of the quake, which occurred at 16:20 p.m. local time (0720 GMT) , was located some 10 km under the sea off the northeastern Sanriku region on the Honshu Island, according to the agency.
The tremor was most felt in prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, and parts of Yamagata.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to properties, and no tsunami warning was issued.
from cri english, 6.2-magnitude Quake Jolts Northeast Japan
Earthquake hits eastern Japan, no tsunami warning issued
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 hit eastern Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warnings were issued.
Japan meteorological agency gave out storm warning to Hamadori Chubu, where Fukushima plants are located at.
The storm is assumed to hit Fukushima for the early in the morning of 5/23/2012.
FUKUSHIMA DEBRIS SPREADS SOUTHWARD, AS FAR AS OKINAWA
The radioactive debris finally went to Kyushu. Soon it will reach Okinawa too. Infinite stupidity prevails everywhere.
I think it will be worse than anyone can imagine. Less and less food remain uncontaminated.
For some reason, Japanese society is concentrating on spreading the contamination. It looks like Tsunami for me.
Nothing can be against it. The only thing we can do is to increase entropy. I mean, get out of the craziness, I think. The Tsunami mess will not end until it consumes all of the energy. The energy is people themselves like Tsunami is made of molecular of H2O.
In my assumption, in 6 months from now, there will be only 2 types of people in Kanto area.
1. Blame it all on radiation to be sick. (Anti-nuke)
2. Blame it all on McDonald’s to be sick. (Pro-nuke)
but there won’t be anyone healthy.
from fukushima diaries
In the area around the nuclear power station radiation is spreading but officials are slow to evacuate even after radiation levels exceed the criterion for evacuation.
Already the UN is urging that Japan reassess the situation, adding its weight to that of Greenpeace, which has indicated alarm for residents already told not to drink the tap water, but not told enough about ways to deal with the contamination—and not told to leave either.
Orthodox contemporary medicine cannot bear the humiliation of being wrong about how medicine should be practiced in the face of toxic threats. It is really too bad that it is impotent as an institution and worse. Allopathic medicine is totally caught in a web of its own choosing, sponsoring what can only be called pharmaceutical terrorism with their own use of highly dangerous and toxic drugs as well as radiation for their diagnosis and treatment of disease.
They are not exactly the ones we can trust to help us cope effectively or even measure what is and what is not a safe toxicity. It’s the “all is safe” boys who are the most dangerous people in society today and of course we all know that Obama has officially gone on record as being part of this crowd. At least Obama fanatics can go back to sleep since there is nothing to worry about as radiation falls at increased levels all around them.
So tainted is the government in this regard that we are even starting to hear obscene reports that the EPA is thinking of raising the levels of radiation that are to be considered safe. This is truly hard to believe because it would be such an obvious move in the face of the nuclear disaster in Japan that is already sending nuclear fallout to all of America. After decades in the nuclear age they are suddenly going to change definitions of toxicity?
from dr. sircus’ blog: Time To Do More Than Worry
A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. And the unfortunate reality is that the mainstream media continues to blatantly ignore this colossal scandal.
Private emails, meeting transcripts and other key documents reveal that both the Obama White House and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) were well aware of just how bad things really were with Fukushima from the early days of the disaster, but did nothing to warn the public about it. In fact, NRC and the White Housepurposelydid not warn Americans about a massive radiation plume that struck the West Coast just days after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan’s eastern coast.
According to information gathered from hundreds of pages worth of private NRC emails, conference calls and secret meetings, key players in the Fukushima whitewashing campaign, including the NRC’s David McIntyre and Elliot Brenner, were hard at work in the days following the disaster distracting public attention away from it. By pretending that a radioactive plume did not exist while simultaneously sending out misinformation to the media, these two, in conjunction with White House officials, actively participated in a criminal cover-up of the truth.
You can read key portions of these criminal dealings at the following link:
A situation that is now being dubbed “Plume-gate,” this massive cover-up of critical information about Fukushima could have saved thousands of lives, including the more than 14,000 individuals, many of whom were babies, that died in the weeks following the disaster. And yet to this very day, the federal government’s cozy relationship with the nuclear industry has allowed the injustice to continue, as no proper investigation into this dastardly crime has yet taken place.
“The executive branch and multiple federal agencies, agencies tasked with keeping the American public safe, did their best to hide and to cover-up information about a deadly radioactive plume and ensuing fallout that was headed for the West Coast of the United States from Japan,” writes Tony Muga from The Intel Hub about the situation.
Not only did these government agencies hide the truth and deliberately deceive the public, they also used other events, including the infamous Qur’an burning in Afghanistan, as a distraction to divert public attention away from Fukushima, and away from the 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S. that are of a similar age and vulnerability as Fukushima.
So why is the federal government getting away with all this? It is for the same reason that it gets away with most of its other crimes against humanity:corporate fascism.And sadly, corporate fascism is a bipartisan problem, as both Republicans and Democrats today are slaves to it, representing opposite but identical sides of the same coin.
“It seems that the fundamental problem with what Americans are experiencing is not just radioactive fallout but Fascism, the merging of the corporate and the state,” adds Muga. “In a fascist state, there is little or no responsible action from the corporations for there is little or no promotion of accountability from the state. The corporations, for all intents and purposes, control the state.”
reposted from: Plume-gate: Secret documents prove global cover-up of continued Fukushima radiation pollution
see previous posts:
AN UNEXPECTED MORTALITY INCREASE IN THE UNITED STATES FOLLOWS ARRIVAL OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME FROM FUKUSHIMA
Japan nuclear plant crisis: Fourth reactor on fire as blasts spark fear of serious radiation release