Fukushima Accident Assessment Officially Raised To Maximum, Level 7

Tyler Durden's picture

What started as less serious than Three Mile Island has just become as serious as Chernobyl, with the Fukushima disaster assessment having been raised to the highest, Level 7. From NHK: "For a series of accidents happening at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy, which released large amounts of radioactive substances that affect human health and the environment in a wide range As an assessment based on international standards of the accident, the worst "level seven" decided to raise. "Level 7" is the same as the evaluation occurred in the Soviet Chernobyl disaster. Nuclear Safety Agency, 12, held a press conference with the Nuclear Safety Commission has decided to publish the contents of the evaluation." Of course, due to the much greater concentration of people, and the far smaller land territory, should Japan continue to persist with "controlling" the crisis with the same success as it has over the past month, very soon a Level of 8 and/or higher may be required. In the meantime, we are getting unconfirmed reports that radiation content in Hawaii milk is orders of magnitude greater than Federal Drinking water limits. While one can bicker over the exact number, it is certain that as long as Fukushima continues to billow radioactive smoke, steam and/or water, cumulative radiation levels, both domestically and globally, can only go in one direction.

h/t John and Enenews.

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andybev01's picture

Imaginary numbers and fairy dust.

Pimco' TRF, anyone?

disabledvet's picture

if volume 10 is a high as an amp how did Spinal Tap get there's to "volume 11"?  I mean "maybe Japan is just one louder" too?

geekgrrl's picture

LOL. I had exactly the same Spinal Tap thought.

Fukushima IS one louder, soon to be 2 louder.

Muir's picture

How's this bullish for silver?

The Profit Prophet's picture

Those bouncing tits are the only things that keep me from junking your foolish posts....

Which reminds me of a joke:

A lady walks into a Pet Store with her dog "Titswiggle" in search of a new chew toy.

Lady to Clerk: "Pardon me sir, but will you watch my Titswiggle while I look at your balls"

T.E.I.N. everyone!

mick_richfield's picture

I would think that would be obvious.  Only silver can kill radiation-spawned shapeshifting monsters.

We're gonna need a lot.

mick_richfield's picture

And another thing. 

You and Sudden Debt should post together.  It would look like your avatars were dancing with each other.

CPL's picture

It's not magic...it's called the pacific current.  When it gets bad is when the produce dumping starts to happen.

sabra1's picture

the globalists couldn't be happier. what better way to reduce the world population. just keep fudging numbers until we're all dead. throw in a new killer virus for good measure!

Bringin It's picture

I dunno.  This is no neutron bomb.  The Globalists dependend on this spinning orb like we all do.

bob_dabolina's picture

Ya know what's strange.

7? That can't be the end of the scale, it's such an arbitary number.

There must be a 10 and I'm guessing that's something not cool.

CPL's picture

If it was the number 4 the Japanese would be lynching people?

 

//4 is a very unlucky number through all of China, Japan and Korea and and and.

bob_dabolina's picture

7 is the top of the "known scale"

For example, Chernobyl was a 7, but that's not to say a nuclear accident can't be much worse than Chernobyl. For instance, Chernobyl was 1 reactor...we are talking about SIX reactors in this case. Now for granted, they are not identical accidents but if we assume a worse case scenario for each of the 6 reactors @ Fukushima doesn't this have the possibility of being far worse than a 7?

I guess what I'm saying is that 7 is the top of the scale because Chernobyl was the worsed accident up until Fukushima and was the bellwether of nuclear accidents. Could Fukushima be an 8, or even a 9? I don't see why not if when all is said and done it is orders of magnitude worse than Chernobyl.

It's incredible to think about...the lives that will be affected by this. It's epic and tragic, truly.

trav7777's picture

let's just assume the worst case for every reactor.  Everywhere.

That makes it eleventy billion on that scale.  Happy?

bob_dabolina's picture

No. Not every reactor everywhere.

Just the ones hit by a tsunami and that have either exploded or are in some stage of meltdown.

Eric Cartman's picture

Dickwad, AssHat, ScumTroll ...Shut your Pie hole!!!

 

Hephasteus's picture

Apple should sell them a java script website that runs a counter that shows the radiation levels plummeting that "corrects" itself every once in a while to make people BELIEVE it's actually bothering to go and read some real data point.

HAHAHAHAHA

Over 20 billion rads served. Next week 100 billion rads.

virgilcaine's picture

Sort of like Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap.. 'these go to Eleven'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY

Rainman's picture

Just another example of how anything devised by man is capable of getting all fucked up in any language. 

VyseLegendaire's picture

Buy

The

Fukushima 

Dip

Kassandra's picture

I really do feel like I'm living in an alternate universe and took the wrong damn pill....

bania's picture

My hat's off to the ZH staff for their coverage on this event since day 1.  You stuck your necks way out on this one, continually harping on the fact that things were way worse than reported and revealing the chronic cover ups and lies from governments and agencies around the world.  Your took a position that was strongly against the MSM grain, but maintained this position because of your research,  analysis and intuition.  You've done a true service to the health and welfare of those ZH readers living near this disaster who heeded your advice to get the hell out.

It takes guts to take the stance you did.  Sadly for the people of Japan, your work has now been vindicated, as they will be dealing with a version of Chernobyl+ for decades (centuries?) to come.

Your coverage of this event has singlehandedly made ZH, in my mind, the best media service (or whatever you call yourselves) in the world.

Sockeye's picture

Agreed, thank you ZH.

Trillax's picture

Indeed. Much thanks and appreciation especially in the light of how much 'capital' it might have cost you.  Thanks for putting it out there anyway to be discussed.

Jack Burton's picture

Well said! My hat is off to ZH which I have turned to since day one of this nuclear crisis. ZH did indeed stick it's neck out, and the usual suspects came along to post how ZH and it's majority of posters were all "nuts" to think this was anything but a minor blip soon to be put to rest. Radiation? What radiation?

Natasha Fatale's picture

Three cheers for Tyler and everyone else on ZH who followed this from Day 1

Bruin4's picture

Mother fkers. Hoodwinked once again. When we are all dead then the truth shall be told.

hardcleareye's picture

Had to junk you.  The information to draw this conclusion has been available since 10 days after the event.  And it is going to get worse, the reason no one has done "anything" is because there is nothing that can be done, no matter what you do at this point, there will only be one end result........

grl's picture

But....but....Jim Cramer said Fukushima is not a Chernobyl scenario.

"Had Japan endured a nuclear meltdown, Cramer thinks the markets would have sold-off, but the "Mad Money" host said a Chernobyl situation was never really on the table. ¶ Japan's nuclear plants have fail-safe that make a Chernobyl-like explosion unlikely, Cramer explained. There are multiple safeguards that would prevent an event of that magnitude, he added."

 

 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/42090187

 

bob_dabolina's picture

I just took a Cramer and my bathroom is unihabitable for the next 3-5 hours.

ZippyBananaPants's picture

Cramer can lick my sweaty nuts!!

Count Laszlo's picture

Amazing, not a mention of this anywhere! Is this confirmed?

grl's picture

Count,

Google is an amazing tool. http://news.google.com/news/search?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=fukushima&cf=all&as_qdr=h&as_drrb=q

Confirmed (first reported as "may" raise level to 7) Did you know you can hit the link on this post (From NHK) and have Google translate it for you too?

bugs_'s picture

Need new level.

AldoHux_IV's picture

Controlling panic is the guise of which these assholes get away with murder on a large scale as well as endangering the environment on which they so largely depend upon for their food supply.

dogismyth's picture

Japanese are honorable and compassionate people.  If you studied what occurred before the A-bomb was dropped on innocent civilians in Japan....you might understand better.  Here's an excerpt (and I could care less whether you like E. Mullins or not...most of the story can be verified).

"But, Mr. Secretary," said Alger Hiss, "no one can ignore the terrible power  of this weapon." "Nevertheless," said Stettinius, "our entire postwar  program depends on terrifying the world with the atomic bomb." "To  accomplish that goal," said John Foster Dulles, "you will need a very good  tally. I should say a million." "Yes," replied Stettinius, "we are hoping  for a million tally in Japan. But if they surrender, we won't have  anything." "Then you have to keep them in the war until the bomb is ready,"  said John Foster Dulles. "That is no problem. Unconditional surrender."  "They won't agree to that," said Stettinius. "They are sworn to protect the  Emperor." "Exactly," said John Foster Dulles. "Keep Japan in the war another  three months, and we can use the bomb on their cities; we will end this war  with the naked fear of all the peoples of the world, who will then bow to  our will."     

There were still many anxious moments for the conspirators, who planned to  launch a new reign of terror throughout the world. Japan had been suing for  peace. Each day it seemed less likely that she could stay in the war. On  March 9 and 10, 1945, 325 B-29s had burned thirty-five square miles of  Tokyo, leaving more than one hundred thousand Japanese dead in the ensuing  firestorm. Of Japan's 66 biggest cities, 59 had been mostly destroyed. 178  square miles of urban dwellings had been burned, 500,000 died in the fires,  and now twenty million Japanese were homeless. Only four cities had not been  destroyed; Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, and Nagasaki.

(Read it all...very interesting)  http://battleofearth.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/why-hiroshima-was-destroye...

Which begs the question....So what was the Japanese government refusing to do or not cooperate that brought on the latest disaster?  Was the trumped up Toyota propaganda the first shot across the bow?  Is Japan refusing to be part of the new world government and their objectives for the grand finale?

Who the hell knows!  But we should refuse to accept the government's word on anything because they are genocidal maniacs.  IOW...they will commit the most heinous crime to gain control of you and your assets.

High Plains Drifter's picture

well the japanese want to go in their own direction and don't want any part of the nwo etc. for this, they had to be taken down. i believe all of this stuff is happening on purpose. when you look at world war 2,  japan, germany and italy were called the axis powers. now we have the axis of evil. sometimes one might wonder , if one wishes to, just who is right and who is wrong, and who is evil and who is good. when i look at armies now that have american flags on their uniforms, i think, they don't belong to me. they are doing things i don't want them to do. so who is it that they are working for? not me? most american people did not want to go to war in both ww1 or ww2, yet we went, based upon lies, even after wilson and FDR both lied during the presidential races and said they would not get us into these wars. then we see today, and how we were lied to about 911 and so now these mercenary american armies fight for nothing and die for nothing , all of it , based upon lies........just who is in the right and who is wrong?  people say, God bless our troops and I say, why should He? Why should God, bless those who are doing things that are wrong?  Now this world is strange to say the least. the book says, wo to those who call good evil, and evil good, that put darkness for light and light for darkness and bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Now donald trump says he is a Christian and fears God because he wants the votes of the Christians and you knwo what?  He is getting noticed by the religious right. Weird.... Strange days we live in. Strange indeed.

KickIce's picture

Our troops are being used as pawns and are just following orders.  We can still pray for their protection.

dogismyth's picture

Trump doesn't want to be president, nor does he think he can get the votes.  He's not stupid, although i would not call him smart.

What's the best way to steal votes from a real contender (think Ron Paul)?  All this birther crap will come to rest right before the elections, and pity will fall upon Obama. 

Yes, I agree with you HPD.  But what if the gov has already given in to the NWO?  After all, why all the delay in responses to this nuclear fiasco?  Is the stage being set for a mass migration?  The japanese people are like most people...they do not want the NWO or whatever you may call it.  But what choice do they have now?

High Plains Drifter's picture

yes i think trump is a smoke screen....no doubt about it. its not about mass migration. it is about mass death.

dogismyth's picture

Yeah  maybe but I think they already plan on at least half the world population to succumb to radiation poisoning via cell phones in about 15 years or so.  I know most people turn a blind eye to that fact.  When I hear the horror stories about the radiation coming from Japan I just wonder about the ignorance of people.  its not really ignorance....its the fact that they parrot whatever they read or hear without checking the facts.  Thus, they'll gladly soak up 4-6 hours radiation from a cellphone vs. a trivial (virtually negligible) dose from fukushima.

Drag Racer's picture

not just to block Ron but Rand as well. He has stated he may run if his father does not.

LookingForTruth's picture

Japan attacked the US during WW2.  The US response was overwelming.  The message: do not f with the US.  The rest of the world took note.   There is no negotiating in the world, never has been. The big dog wins.  The question is only, who will next be the big dog?

morkov's picture

me! me! me! ... China+Russia!

Arkadaba's picture

And a thanks to GW to keeping this front and centre even when accused of being an alarmist, chicken little, etc.