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China Detects Radiation Over Southeast Coastal Areas As Asahi Reports Of Holes In Reactor Pressure Vessels 1, 2 And 3

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Radiation damage control now shifts over to the granddaddy of all free media China, where Xinhua has just reported a "tiny amount of radioactive material in the air over the nation's southeastern coastal areas" has been detected. But not to worry: just like in Japan and everywhere else in the world, this radiation is of the special "Ann Coulter" variety which actually boosts one's natural healthy glow and facilitates a prompt chromosome doubling courtesy of supposedly uber-benign mutation, and after all: more is better, so surely 92 chromosomes is much better than just 46 diploid pairs: "Xinhua quoted China's Nuclear Emergency Coordination Commission as
saying that the radioactive level detected does not affect human health
and no preventive measures are necessary."

From Kyodo:

The radioactive material is believed to have drifted from Japan as a result of radiation leaking from the earthquake-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex.

China detected low levels of radioactive iodine-131 in the air over Heilongjiang Province in the northeast for the second day on Sunday, Xinhua said, adding that public health and the environment were not affected.

Chinese monitoring stations detected radioactive material in the air for the first time on Saturday, according to China's Nuclear Emergency Coordination Commission.

And courtesy of EX-SKF, we now learn that TEPCO is once again doing all it can to massage disclosure and delay the release of potentially unpalatable data, after the Asahi Shinbun only recently announced that the Pressure vessels in reactors 1, 2 and 3 may have holes confirming everybody's worst fears of full blown release of radioactive particles in the environment.

From EX-SKF:

From Asahi Shinbun news about one hour ago (3:00PM JST 3/28/2011). Why
the hell are they reporting it now?? The information was supposed to
have been revealed in the press conference that TEPCO had past midnight
on March 28, according to the article

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitted to the possibility in its early March 28 press conference that the steel Reactor Pressure Vessels that hold nuclear fuel rods in the Reactors 1, 2, 3 at Fukushima I Nuclear Plant may have broken. TEPCO explained the situation "Imagine there's a hole." Because
of this "hole", contaminated water that's been poured into the Pressure
Vessels to cool the fuel rods continues to leak, it is assumed.

the Reactors 1, 2, and 3, the water level within the Pressure Vessels
are not rising as much as desired. TEPCO admitted in the March 28 press
conference that the reason why the Pressure Vessels haven't been filled
with water was "probably a hole near the bottom, that's the image we
have". Asked why there was a hole, TEPCO answered they did not know.

Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) are the most important of the 5-layer
protection against radiation leak (other 4 are the fuel pellets,
cladding of fuel rods, Container Vessels, and the Reactor buildings).
The RPVs at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is made of 16-centimeter
thick steel, and it has an outlet at the bottom to insert measuring
instruments. It is possible that the leak is from that area.

TEPCO also admitted to the possibility of the exposed nuclear fuel rods overheating and damaging the RPVs.
According to the nuclear experts, if the fuel rods get damaged and
start to melt, it will fall to the bottom of the RPVs and settle. It
then becomes harder to cool with water effectively, because the surface
area is smaller. It is possible that the melted fuel rods melted the
wall of the RPVs with high temperature and created a hole.

On the
other hand, TEPCO said it didn't think the RPVs are completely broken,
because the pressures inside the RPVs were higher than the atmosphere.
"It is not like Chernobyl where the RPV exploded and the fuels were
outside the RPV." TEPCO continued to believe in the integrity of the

The article continues, but it's not about the RPVs. So far, it's only at Asahi.


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Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:27 | 1109030 TruthInSunshine
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Shit just got real, with Tokyo Electric & Power retaining infamous henchman lawyer, Nathan Thurm:

Nathan Thurm

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:44 | 1109116 Harlequin001
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So it's still got 'some' pressure...

Bullish... definitely...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:49 | 1109133 egdeh orez
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"so surely 92 chromosomes is much better than just 46 diploid pairs"

LOL TD... I can't believe you're so knowledge in areas outside of finance as well.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:16 | 1109262 Cognitive Dissonance
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Got a hole in your reactor? Fear not. Just throw in a couple of 55 gallon drums of "Bar's Leaks Radiator Stop Leak" and all your problems will disappear. In just 20 minutes the hole will be plugged and you'll be on your way to Happyville.


BTW folks, does this remind anyone of the BP disaster and "junk shots" in the blowout protector?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:24 | 1109306 Cdad
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does this remind anyone of the BP disaster and "junk shots"

Yeah, it does.  However, I have since learned to love petroshrimp.  I'm guessing folk will learn to like radioactive sushi, too.  As some ZH'rs have pointed out, plutonium isn't really all that bad. /sarc

And so as the criminal syndicate known as Wall Street attempts its typical low volume afternoon markup, have no fear!  Follow the bankers...for they always lead people to truth and profitability.  But just be sure to feel around for the death of credibility, too...for it is almost upon us now.  It lurches towards us now, the stench of it on the air.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:49 | 1109414 Harlequin001
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hmm.. plutonium, tastes like chicken...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:25 | 1109580 Golden monkey
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That's exactly what Ben Bernanke told me.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:34 | 1109354 MarketTruth
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-------> Real men use JB Weld. <-------

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:06 | 1109500 kaiserhoff
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Now that's funny.  Thanks CD.  We needed that.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:13 | 1109522 metastar
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Can't we just disperse the radiation with a little surplus Corexit?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:59 | 1110986 Nobody special
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Good idea, unfortunately there isn't any spare.  Responsible people are dumping Corexit into the gulf of Mexico as fast as it's produced.  You see, this is needed to protect BP err... um... us.  Yes, to protect us.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:57 | 1109696 MsCreant
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Typical male sexist bullshit. Tampons.

And for us, ear tampons:

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:07 | 1109737 Cognitive Dissonance
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Great idea.

But who's gonna get close enough to insert said tampons? "Not me" said the coward CD. :>)

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:20 | 1109280 DoctoRx
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Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, not 46.

Except for trolls and bots, ZH readers have a diploid number of 46, representing 23 paired chromosomes.  From Wikipedia

Human sex cells (sperm and egg) have one complete set of chromosomes from the male or female parent. Sex cells, also called gametes, combine to produce somatic cells. Somatic cells therefore have twice as many chromosomes. The haploid number (n) is the number of chromosomes in a gamete. A somatic cell has twice that many chromosomes (2n).

Humans are diploid. A human somatic cell contains 46 chromosomes: 2 complete haploid sets, which make up 23 homologous chromosome pairs. However, many organisms have more than two sets of homologous chromosomes and are called polyploid.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:51 | 1109425 Harlequin001
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you know I fuckin KNEW I was different...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:26 | 1109600 crass happens
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It's actually 23 pairs, plus a pair of sex chromosomes to keep things interesting...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:11 | 1109147 HelluvaEngineer
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Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:20 | 1109281 Republi-Ken
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A new thriller radiates with emotion!

Watch as 35 Million Humans Scramble

To avoid the Radiation Attack on their DNA!

Cancers! Death! Stress! Heart Attacks!


Windshift Bring Fresh Air Soaked In Death

Drink The Water Supply Now Contaminated!

Sushi Zippo As Ocean Fish Not Safe To Eat!

But Thankfully Baseball Season Goes On...


Conservatives Say Its All Junk Science

Then Promptly Run to The Hamptons :)


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:05 | 1109488 jus_lite_reading
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Radiation detected in drinking water in BOSTON AND FLORIDA NOW!


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 18:27 | 1110487 Jay Gould Esq.
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Who the devil is behind the stick of the JUNKers ? Some solon has gone Stuka on each and every post with a veritable Junkrieg.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:51 | 1110742 Ident 7777 economy
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Yeah, noticed that too .. like BACKGROUND RADIATION; the Geiger counter is always clicking-off ...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:27 | 1109034 camaro68ss
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More good news for the Dow, up up and away bitchez

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:27 | 1109037 alien-IQ
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nothing to worry about...this is the good kind of radiation...the kind that brightens your smile and gives your skin that healthy glow that supermodels and movie stars pay top dollar for.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:35 | 1109060 umop episdn
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Sadly, only space alien movie stars like the 'healthy glow' as it has a blue-green tint. However, the 'little green men' from Mars will be happy to take it off our hands, if we can manage delivery.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:54 | 1109168 cbxer55
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Its called "Nuclear Tan". Gives you a nice complexion when they throw you in the coffin.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:01 | 1109198 Harlequin001
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just before your face drops off...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:00 | 1109193 Harlequin001
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Nah, that's called plastic surgery...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:28 | 1109043 Alea Iacta Est
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Xinhua further reports that the cities affected are void of human inhabitants.  GDP should not be impacted either as businesses in the indicated region have no actual revenues.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:03 | 1109204 Harlequin001
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well there's no shortage of them is there?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:38 | 1109044 ugmug
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My popcorn is beginning to glow.

When does this movie end?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:04 | 1109206 Harlequin001
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so is my TV remote...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:04 | 1109568 Golden monkey
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Ben Bernanke himself told me your remote would be ok. But if I was you, I would think twice before puting the butter on that pop-corn.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:29 | 1109047 camaro68ss
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DP, sorry

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:55 | 1109176 franzpick
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CAUTION: toxic radioactive yellowcake junk in the road ahead. Step over it.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:34 | 1109057 alien-IQ
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hey trav...if you're in the market for a more upbeat spin on radiation poisoning, earthquakes, tsunamis, war and unemployment...may I suggest...


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:36 | 1109066 Tyler Durden
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Let's decompile the headline shall we:

  • Radioactive substance detected over southeast China coast - Kyodo

While from Asahi:

  • Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitted to the possibility in its early March 28 press conference that the steel Reactor Pressure Vessels that hold nuclear fuel rods in the Reactors 1, 2, 3 at Fukushima I Nuclear Plant may have broken. TEPCO explained the situation "Imagine there's a hole."

That said, we are confident you could certainly phrase the headline to fit your bias better. How about this: 

"There is nothing to be worried about in Fukushima. Nobody has died yet. Plutonium leaked was of the non-toxic variety. TEPCO workers' burns due to direct exposure to massive radiation poisoning from sunbathig. Everyone remain calm."

Is that better?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:36 | 1109084 SheepDog-One
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Trav's just ZH's latest resident douchebag whiner.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:37 | 1109085 bankrupt JPM bu...
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these rebuttles are why people pray to ZH instead of Allah now...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:46 | 1109097 nonclaim
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And yet "admitted to the possibility" means nothing if you stop and think about it.


I admit to the possibility a woman may get pregnant; "imagine there's a hole..." bees and all that. Suddenly everybody is discussing if it's a boy or a girl and the woman doesn't even exist...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:42 | 1109099 alien-IQ
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I think Trav is just having a bit of Ann Coulter envy. He'll feel much better once the radiation kicks in.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:43 | 1109108 strenue
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TD 1

Trav 0

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:03 | 1109110 TruthInSunshine
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# genuinely winning


trav has lodged a complaint here that's better directed at Asahi.

Hey Tyler, please don't report the delayed, obfuscated, concealed truth when it finally does reveal itself (let alone stay on top of the glaring black hole that is the Lame Stream Media 'coverage' - h/t to you for that excellent summation by the Brazilian expert)...

....and don't quote from things like...oh I don't know...Asahi....

...because trav777 says you're shameless (for reporting what the mainstream Japanese media is now) for doing so, apparently.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:44 | 1109113 Don Birnam
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"It is not like Chernobyl..."

- TEPCO. 28 March, 2011.

"I am not a crook."

- Richard Milhous Nixon. 3 April, 1974. Resigned 9 August, 1974.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:51 | 1109142 Ident 7777 economy
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LOL ... that's what I love about this site, the 'free-association' stuff ...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 16:14 | 1109962 Ruffcut
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"I am not a crook."

Hey, nixon didn't steal anything, so he was right in his claim.

Now goldbutt sachs are good crooks, like robbing (the) hood, doing gods work.

Keeping us from the truth, is a growing (prosperous), new normal and a hard (hand) job. They made some (planned) mistakes.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:04 | 1109205 nkktwotwozero
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>"There is nothing to be worried about in Fukushima. Nobody has died yet. Plutonium leaked was of the non-toxic variety. TEPCO workers' burns due to direct exposure to massive radiation poisoning from sunbathig. Everyone remain calm."

Write that and I know it's Project Mayhem starting.


Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:31 | 1109332 Threeggg
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Trav 7777,

I wan't to be honest with you, in that I used to hold you in high regard here at ZH. But over the last few weeks as this situation has gotten worse and worse your attitude toward ZH and it's members has deteriorated.

If ZH put out this information without verification don't you think the credibility of ZH would be put at risk.

Riddle me this !............why has everything ZH reported turned out to be correct and everything you have rebutted turned out to be, well ? "rebutted". Does that not tell of whose credibility is deteriorating ?

That being said.................Dont you have a History book to read ?


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:46 | 1109409 taraxias
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He's an asshole. End of.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:32 | 1110675 trav7777
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specifically, what information have I put out that has been rebutted?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:07 | 1109494 jus_lite_reading
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TD. What is going on with all the junking??? Every post has a junk now!!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 05:54 | 1111939 geekgrrl
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Yes, the junk signal to noise ratio is definitely decreasing on these fuku threads.

This is what nuclear industry panic looks like.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:12 | 1109744 Urban Redneck
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Not really,


TEPCO spouts BS, Japanese Government repeats BS, US Government repeats BS, and now Chinese Government repeats BS, it’s an endless cycle of nonsense orbiting truth/facts/objectivity at a vast distance. 


Since, in addition to forgery, the Chinese are pretty adept at making lemons form lemonade, I would liked to have seen some State tool at Xinhua come out and blame every case of cancer in China since the Great Leap Forward on Japan's "non-meltdown". 


The Chinese and Japanese don’t sit around together and sing kumbayah, or coordinate their greed and mismanagement imbalances


What good are front row seats to the fight when the boxers are prancing around like sugar plum fairies?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 17:13 | 1110202 trav7777
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Let's decompile, yeah:

"But not to worry: just like in Japan and everywhere else in the world, this radiation is of the special "Ann Coulter" variety which actually boosts one's natural healthy glow and facilitates a prompt chromosome doubling courtesy of supposedly uber-benign mutation, and after all: more is better, so surely 92 chromosomes is much better than just 46 diploid pairs:"


Stick to the facts, and stop the crap.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 17:34 | 1110265 WaterWings
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You're not very good at facts:

If someone posts in support of me they get the shit junked out of them and an attack dog tells them they are my shill, sockpuppet, etc.

That's pretty funny, since only you, your choir boy TeamAmerica, HarryWanger, and Benjamin Fulford were getting junks.

And you have the audacity (?) to reply:

look downthread...there are probably a dozen.

Don't ask me for cites if you can't read what's in front of you.

Go away, paid troll.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:33 | 1110679 trav7777
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really, dude, you're reaching.  Don't make a fool of yourself like that

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 21:47 | 1111196 WaterWings
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Show me. You won't.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:02 | 1110773 D.M.
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I love you TD don't ever change.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:41 | 1109106 CosmoJoe
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Cmon Trav; this is really sad trolling, you aren't even trying at this point :(

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:17 | 1109225 cbxer55
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25 more junks to go, and "hes outta here!"

Step right up and junk him.


21 to go.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:17 | 1109264 tmosley
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I'm doing my part to end the troll menace--are you?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:51 | 1109359 cbxer55
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7 to go.

Do all replies to posts that are deleted get deleted as well.

Bet they do, gonna find out real soon here. ;-)


2 to go!!!!!



1 to go!

Who's gonna be the one?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:44 | 1109395 Muir
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Up to 48 junks, not bad

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:56 | 1109440 Harlequin001
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maybe my eyesight is bad but that avatar looks like two candles trying to fuck each other in a jar...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:56 | 1109445 cbxer55
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that had a silicone injection......

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 17:17 | 1110215 trav7777
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did I hit a new PR?

Raise the junk limit, I am goin for THA RECORD BITCHEZ

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:48 | 1109419 Ident 7777 economy
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by trav7777, on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:29 #1109048 

this type of headline is shameless.

Durden, you should be ashamed of your "reporting" style...this shit is tabloidesque

reply flag as junk (48)

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Just before the disappearance ...


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:55 | 1109429 cbxer55
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He's outtahere!  ;-)

And all the replies are still here. Things that make you go HMMMMM!

What was we talkin about again???

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:32 | 1109052 DoChenRollingBearing
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If they have found radiation in Heilongjiang province, then it is all over Korea too...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:02 | 1109197 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thank you Dagny, at least the radiation levels are apparently low.

It will not be fun for us in the bearing business if Fukushima turns into a mega-disaster, spewing lots of sieverts all over the place, and losing our suppliers...

Actually, it will not be fun for anybody.



Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:21 | 1109294 goldfish1
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losing our suppliers...

Ding Ding Ding...give this man a cigar.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:53 | 1109680 tmosley
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At least THOSE aren't made in Japan.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:55 | 1109448 Ident 7777 economy
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Lots of various suppliers affected.


"Actually, it will not be fun for anybody."

You are abs correct there ...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:03 | 1109483 velobabe
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Do, are you still down in bolivia?

Zh has funk junk fun days.


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:41 | 1109649 DoChenRollingBearing
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I´m in Peru on a business visit (our family owned company is here), velo, but we have decent internet connections so I am able to stay in touch.

Being down here means that I have missed a couple of days of ´nothing to worry about´amounts of yummy radioactive iodine and cesium isotopes.  I can start working on my radiation intake on April 1 when we get back...

Yes, I have seen a couple of real junk-o-ramas in the past few days here at ZH.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:35 | 1109062 Urban Redneck
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I hope the Chinese government isn't using "Made in China" detection equipment- if they are, how do they separate out all the pre-exisitng background toxic crap that they have been poisoning their own population with for decades? 

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:04 | 1109213 nkktwotwozero
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If "Made in Chu-goku" radiation detection equipment scares you.

Look up the AP1000 by Westinghouse.

And look at what the Chinese company is planning on doing with it.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:21 | 1109284 johnQpublic
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speaking of which...

on this morning, northern alabama had a high reading i saw of 174

now there is no reporting of that location at all



do we assume bad detector, or actual problem now being covered up?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:29 | 1110668 trav7777
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Bama has the internet kill switch; don't expect network sensors funded by govvie to be online if shit goes south

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:36 | 1109068 nonclaim
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And how do we know the source of radiation is not of their own making? If you have problems this is the time to blame others...


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:35 | 1109072 fragrantdingleberry
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 Radiation causes epicanthal fold.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:37 | 1109077 truont
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This just in from Ann Coulter:

Japanese radiation will endow powerful mutations in humans ala "X-Men".

Stand next to Reactor #1 to be Wolverine, and next to #2 to be Cyclops.

If you want to be all you can be, stand next to Reactor #3's plutonium and you can be Magneto!!!!!

The only thing you have to fear is the non-mutants in your neighborhood who will be soooooooo jealous of you and your awesome new powers!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:09 | 1109230 Harlequin001
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and reactor number 4 for Captain Goo...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:11 | 1109238 nkktwotwozero
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Ann's just proud of her early and massive exposure.

To stupid.


Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:36 | 1109078 FranSix
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I imagine they've been reading zerohedge.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:36 | 1109081 no life
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Now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall....

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:38 | 1109373 davepowers
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Thirty Days in the Hole

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:39 | 1109092 ebworthen
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I'm starting to think that Ann Coulter's piece on radiation being good for you was brilliant biting sarcasm.  Think about it; you write it as seriously as you can and anyone who doesn't like you or your political bent gives you weeks and months of thrashings.  That kind of sarcasm would be pointing the finger at the TEPCO inability to tell the truth, no? 

Could they airlift those vessels using those plated helicopters to the Marianas trench, and would sinking to the bottom create enough compressive force to seal those vessels?

What are they going to do otherwise?  Send in wave after wave of sacrificial humans to "cool" something that can't be cooled?  Why haven't they buried them either? 

As it is they seem to be delaying the inevitable melt down and leakthrough into local water and land while throwing human flesh at it instead of sand and concrete. 

They ought to build reactors into silos attached to rockets so if there is a non-containable leak they can shoot it off into the void of space past our friend Pluto.

It is just agonizing to hear these slowly detailed nightmares and picuture people trying to "cool" what seems un-coolable with firehoses and seawater that simply becomes irradiated and washes back out to burn the poor souls and go into coastal and drinking water.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:08 | 1109228 Golden monkey
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An evil enterprise for sure.

Sand and concrete? Maybe soon nobody will be able to do that.

Human greed went to far this time.

Japan syndrome.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:10 | 1109234 cbxer55
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Anyone who's listened to Ann knows that biting sarcasm is her style. Why would anyone really think she meant radiation is good for you? Unless you've never listened to her, or read her blog.

She's the queen of sarcasm. I like her, looks aside.

But then, I ain't no Adonis either.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:20 | 1109287 alien-IQ
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your post contains more tragic admissions than an OJ Simpson deathbed confession.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:22 | 1109296 Arkadaba
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Really?? Biting sarcasm - laughing out loud!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:08 | 1109505 velobabe
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cbxher, i read where she was originally a man. she changed her name and gender. i knew i didn't care for her voice. i don't respect that mancunt. i really don't know why a man would want to be a woman. she has a huge adams apple. i guess that means girls don't have an adams apple, i forget?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:24 | 1109523 cbxer55
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Lots of pictures here, some when she was considerably younger, and better looking. Puts to rest that "used to be a man" crappola.

When you are in the political arena, and make comments like she does, you expect to make enemies.

She's no better, or worse than james CUNTsler! I read his site, but cannot stand the prick! I read it more for the comedy value than anything else.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:34 | 1110686 trav7777
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I stopped reading Jewms Kuntsler awhile the world still ending this week in CuntslerFuck Nation?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 21:02 | 1110994 TruthInSunshine
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Does trav know they found plutonium and shit outside the reactors?

I better tell him -

"Hey trav, they found plutonium and shit outside of the reactors!"


Trav says ain't no thing, and that you can put two scoops of plutonium on your raisin bran and not have any health issues.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:19 | 1110845 goldfish1
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If that's a woman, the estrogen levels are waaaay off.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:20 | 1109279 uno2well
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Funny, I was thinking about the trench idea too. WTF is the ending to all of this?

A giant concrete tomb is not really practical given the amount of seismic activity in that neck of the woods.

Would it even be possible to relocate these damaged reactors? Would dumping them into the deepest hole on earth fuck up our oceans and pollute them forever?

Is Rockefeller still in Chile? How big are the underground cities and can I reserve a place amongst the privileged few if I agree to be Ann Coulter's man-slave? These are all questions that are floating through my head right now.  

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:59 | 1109460 Harlequin001
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'A giant concrete tomb is not really practical given the amount of seismic activity in that neck of the woods.'

Neither is a nuclear power plant...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:27 | 1109513 Golden monkey
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Not practical? Maybe with the incoming radiations.

But the "cube" would be the most resistant building in a 30 km radius, especially if erected on sands.

Go ahead, shake it, and tell me if it breaks.


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:32 | 1109810 Harlequin001
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and so said the actress to the bishop...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:45 | 1109863 Golden monkey
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A monkey is a quite wild actress...

Wasn't the bishop a faggot?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:50 | 1109416 slewie the pi-rat
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i've always enjoyed her biting sarcasm and measured, elegantly understated ironies, eb!

my favorite is Torture is Wonderful! which came after "War is Wonderful", and so on.  when she first arrived on the scene i was appalled!  i thought; "Fuking Dick Cheney has this looney fuking BiCH for a press secretary?  she got passed around to all the neo-cons.  she defended rummy even more incomprehensively that he did!  she prob coulda saved scooter libby's ass, byt President Cheney wanted him to mule out some highly radioactive isotopes from the admin!

she is the archetypal debater.  she can take the podium, act like she owns the place, and apply her mechanical, mercurial sophistry to fuking anything, with total impunity.  when she finally shuts her fuking piehole, you can just see her thinking, "I won, again!"

at first, when she was actually defending fuking cheney somewhat successfully, i thought, wow!  that is fuking amazing!  when Valerie Plame got outed from the CIA b/c of her husband, she was just simply awesome!  the "source" (novak, after forever!) the disinfo in the Times, the people in the White House trying to remember this trivial shit,  she made absolutely sure that no one would ever think...

so, she's got her skills.  robot debater!  as a person, disgusting!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:55 | 1109462 Golden monkey
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I thought that Dick Cheney was the bitch...

Now you have a country so fucked and busy with Muslims that not only you can't fix the real problem, but you can't even (really) see it.


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:38 | 1109093 sangell
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From NHK

"16 tons of water was being injected into the reactor every hour but TEPCO now says it wants to reduce the amount to 7 tons. This would be enough to replace the amount that is evaporating..."

Losing 9 tons of water per hour is around 30 gallons per minute. Take 3 5/8" garden hoses turn them on full blast and that is what is 'leaking' out of reactor 2!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:13 | 1109231 franzpick
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You load sixteen tons, and what do you get?
Another day older and a little more red.
Saint Peter, don't you call me, 'cause I can't go;
I owe my soul to the boss and Tepco.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:41 | 1109094 tekhneek
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I'm pretty sure everyone's going to flame me, but I honestly foresee China invading us when the SHTF. Call it science fiction, doom and gloom falderall, malarky, whatever. I just see this radiation polluting their land and agriculture combined with their population mid-crash in America being a pretty good time to halt oil exports and ... y'know ... sail the ocean blue kind of thing.

Either way it'd be a bad ass book.

"It wasn't a choice. It was an unbearable truth the dynasty had to act upon. The nation with the least nuclear fallout was South America and the southern most parts of the United States like Texas and the Coast. Millions by millions they came and took over our land. Radiation had decimated their numbers, but there was still hundreds of millions of them. Unable to eat, unable to drink their water that had sustained them for centuries they moved. They moved into America." - Circa 2035 AD.


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:43 | 1109115 jowenchrist
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I love it when you read to me sweetie.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:11 | 1109242 Harlequin001
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well No, they certainly won't be invading Japan...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:45 | 1109118 ebworthen
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All about resources.

They could certainly use our agricultural land - and probably wouldn't mind the blondes.

A couple of well placed nukes at altitude over major ciites to cause an electromagnetic pulse and population centers would be helpless.

The new Blitzkrieg.


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:02 | 1109194 Bastiat
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"A couple of well placed nukes at altitude over major ciites"

A few dozen on them and there would be no one coming this way.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:04 | 1109217 DoChenRollingBearing
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- 1,400,000,000 of them...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:21 | 1109257 ebworthen
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One nuke for each coast, about 18 miles altitude - one between L.A. and San Diego to knock out the naval bases and panic the cities - one between N.Y. and D.C. to knock out Norfolk and Government.

Then it would pretty much be a sub war to gain control of the seas which would be the end of it.

All that arable land inbetween the coasts.

I know, it sounds crazy, but I'd bet in 1938 the French never thought Germany would be marching down the Champs Elysees and Hitler posing in front of the Eiffel tower a few years later.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:39 | 1109365 Golden monkey
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The problem is : you never sound crazy...

They will come.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:41 | 1109367 Golden monkey
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They take their women by force to hospital

for invalidating surgery.

Beware what they will do to their enemy.

Maybe they will get you alive, but they won't

get me.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:00 | 1109469 Harlequin001
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me thinks you haven't really thought this through, have you...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:05 | 1109491 Golden monkey
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I'm not sure to get you, but really hope you're not trying to tell me that China is not a bunch of baby killers.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:44 | 1109861 Harlequin001
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Well, not all of them, I know a guy in Shanghai who has two lovely children...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:52 | 1109881 Golden monkey
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That kind of  "head of family" sheeple will never decide to invade the US, as I guess you know.

It's true that real piece of shit never get children...


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:20 | 1109552 Alea Iacta Est
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The Chinese are 40 to 50 years from being able to challenge America for dominance of the Pacific waters.  The ide that they could move troops across the pacific is just unrealistic AT THIS POINT.

That said, They could certainly try the Alaskan route.

Nevertheless, if they invade ANYONE it is going to be the Russians.  Why try and take on the most powerful naval force EVER when you have all the energy resources and undeveloped land right across your border in Asia.

The Russians didn't just announce a $650B expansion of their defense budget to modernize their forces because they are worried about Poland invading.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:33 | 1109818 ColonelCooper
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Now you've done it.  Screwed up a perfectly good black helicopter conspiracy by injecting common sense.

Thank for nothing.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 15:49 | 1109878 Harlequin001
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It's like saying we're more powerful because we can destroy you 50 times where you can only destroy us twenty. The flaw in the logic is sadly quite evident...

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 16:31 | 1110029 tmosley
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So sad.  Our sea force was made obsolete on this day:

You can have all the musketmen in the world, but they'll do you no good against an attack helicopter.

The real power of the US is the Air Force.  Unfortunately (or otherwise), we are untested against a modern foe.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:37 | 1110700 trav7777
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another topic for you to make a fool of yourself, i see...don't let a topic go to waste, Claven.

Maritime ASW versus might wanna do a little research on this before speaking again.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:09 | 1110800 tmosley
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Yes, and another topic for you to wave your hands around while insulting everyone, while simultaneously demanding everyone else back up their arguments with peer reviewed articles while you cite two anonymous jackoffs on the talk page of a wiki article as valid sources AND where you don't post any facts, but only empty refutations while somehow managing to excuse any and all evil actions or intentions of any and all governments, unless they are run by blacks, in which case you tell us they have tiny brains.

Sound about right?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 22:30 | 1111315 ebworthen
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Only problem is that we would likely come to Russia's aid to prevent Chinese domination of Eurasian continent.

Now, if the Chinese knocked us out, then they might just work a deal with the Russians to share the spoils.  Who is going to stop them, the U.K.?  France?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:48 | 1109125 truont
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Mon, 03/28/2011 - 16:05 | 1109924 TruthInSunshine
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Truont, who is the Bernank flipping off in your avatar?

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 22:49 | 1111392 w a l k - a w a y
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scroo6le    ben bernanke finger,   up comes

the Bernank finger

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 20:40 | 1143525 truont
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You, America.

He's flipping off you.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:56 | 1109180 EvlTheCat
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Sun Tzu Redux: The Art of Invasion

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:15 | 1109259 hedgeless_horseman
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More like...

William R. Forstchen Redux: One Second After

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 17:37 | 1110294 WaterWings
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Exactly. Backdoor attack for sure. Conventional warfare is for dying empires.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:53 | 1109641 Citxmech
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Kuntsler predicted Chinese raids on the West Coast for timber, etc., in the future. 

I'm personally siding with the above comment regarding Russia being a more likely candidate for Chinese resource aggression.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:41 | 1109100 Ident 7777 economy
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I wonder what GE Reactor Engineering has to say on this theory (re: melt and all) ...


You know, the guys (PhD eggheads et al) that did the 'worst case scenario' studies and all on coolant loss ...



Update: The comments above got junked? LOL ... stoooooopid. Absolutely Stooooopid.


Trav7777 is right, we've got some real ________ (FITB) here on this site!




Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:43 | 1109104 rune420
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So I guess that pretty much confirms what this guy was saying:

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:43 | 1109105 Crumbles
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The 'official' report from TEPCO - four or five hours old, I believe ...


[No update from the last release issued at 3:00 pm, March 28th] Unit Status 1 · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is available. · No reactor coolant is leaked to the reactor containment vessel. · Maintain average water temperature below 100°C in the Pressure Suppression Chamber. 2 · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is available. · No reactor coolant is leaked to the reactor containment vessel. · Maintain average water temperature below 100°C in the Pressure Suppression Chamber. 3 · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is available. · No reactor coolant is leaked to the reactor containment vessel. · Maintain average water temperature below 100°C in the Pressure Suppression Chamber. 4 · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is available. · No reactor coolant is leaked to the reactor containment vessel. · Maintain average water temperature below 100°C in the Pressure Suppression Chamber.

Nothing to see here, move along, never mind.
This is insanity in real-time. WTF ????


Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:52 | 1109144 CosmoJoe
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Haha.. complete comedy.  The list above looks like a pretty controlled situation but read the other news stories and you can see that the most damning fact of all is that they still don't know where this highly radioactive water/emission is coming from.  You know - the stuff that burned the extremities of the workers who stepped in it.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:17 | 1109261 nkktwotwozero
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>they still don't know where this highly radioactive water/emission is coming from.

Guessing it might be that radioactive thingy that's leaky.


Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:55 | 1109165 Greater Fool
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This is the report for Fukushima Daini--totally different plant.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 19:40 | 1110713 trav7777
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3 junks for the truth LOL

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:50 | 1109138 Truthiness
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Apparently a double rainbow was just spotted over Fukushima:

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:54 | 1109170 alien-IQ
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don't panic...until you see a circumhorizon arch.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:56 | 1109172 tekhneek
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"it's sooo bright. oh my god it's so bright and vidid. ahhhhhhhhh. ohhhhhhhhhh. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. it's soo beautiful. *tears*"

hahahahhahahahahahahahahha omfg!!!!!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 13:01 | 1109199 alien-IQ
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the fact that that video has over 26 million views is...alarming?...telling?...ridiculous?....insane?....I'm speechless.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:05 | 1109487 Harlequin001
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me too,I'm absolutely lost for words, can't think of a single solitary dry throated syllable I could utter at this point, so I'm not going to.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:57 | 1109181 Spastica Rex
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Oh my GOD!

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 14:15 | 1109540 metastar
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Don't be silly. That's a neutron beam.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 12:51 | 1109141 TruthInSunshine
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Video News on Fukushima Daiichi; Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gunderson (Fom Friday)

So, I look forward his next update, since he seems to break everything down pretty well.

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