Fukushima Radiation Literally Off The Charts

Tyler Durden's picture

And so with each passing day the veil of lies at Fukushima is being lifted. For all those who had been scratching their heads how it is possible that Fukushima would have a (very high to begin with) radiation level in the millisieverts if indeed the plant had experienced a Chernobyl style meltdown and "inadvertent recriticality", when it should have been far higher, here is your answer. According to NHK, "a radiation monitor at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says workers there are exposed to immeasurable levels of radiation." Unfortunately for the workers present, the monitor is not being metaphoric: "The monitor told NHK that no one can enter the plant's No. 1 through 3 reactor buildings because radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless. He said even levels outside the buildings exceed 100 millisieverts in some places." Perhaps it is time for the discredited Japanese government to form a committee to investigate whether TEPCO, with or without the complicity of the NHK, was counterfeiting radiation reading over the past month, and thus sacrificing the lives of the 50 brave TEPCO workers who are committing an act of suicide by continuing to stay at the plant. Who knows: maybe they would have a different opinion if they actually knew their presence there is a guaranteed death sentence.

From NHK:

Pools and streams of water contaminated by high-level radiation are being found throughout the facility.

The monitor said he takes measurements as soon as he finds water, because he can't determine whether it's contaminated just by looking at it. He said he's very worried about the safety of workers there.

Contaminated water and efforts to remove it have been hampering much-needed work to cool the reactors.

The monitor expressed frustration, likening the situation to looking up a mountain that one has to climb, without having taken a step up.

At this point we are growing increasingly more confident that soon we will see a tipping point among the so far very peaceful and complacent population, which will result in unrest and possibly worse, demanding a government that will stop sacrificing people's lives to the "greater good" of market stability.

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TerraHertz's picture

Sure! Why do you think you needed to give your postal address when signing up? You did, right?

mick_richfield's picture

Mine was signed by Marla.

 

tj3's picture

Mine had a coffee stain on it. Won't come out either.

So I just wear it as a knight shirt.

Bastiat's picture

by IQ 145
on Sat, 03/12/2011 - 23:48
#1045764

No one is gambling anything; you are so far from understanding anything; it's just amazing. The very small quantities of radioactive gases released were released deliberately; there is no on-going problem; none, whatsoever. It's too bad the operators were so paranoid about meaningless releases of gases into the atmoshere, that they allowed an explosive mixture of hydrogen and air to exist in the building; this will cost the power company some bucks; it means nothing for public health

AnAnonymous's picture

No one is gambling anything; you are so far from understanding anything; it's just amazing. The very small quantities of radioactive gases released were released deliberately; there is no on-going problem; none, whatsoever. It's too bad the operators were so paranoid about meaningless releases of gases into the atmoshere, that they allowed an explosive mixture of hydrogen and air to exist in the building; this will cost the power company some bucks; it means nothing for public health

 

Too many loops to jump through. It means nothing for public health. It depends on what could mean something for public health etc

 

This event is certainly not an a "no tomorrow" event. Sizing everything to "no tomorrow" events certainly allows to perceive a lot of events as meaningless.

US Uncut's picture

I think that you are misunderstanding. Entirely. Small quantities do not equal CONTAMINATED milk in Washington, California, Arizona. Small quantities do not equal affected seaweed in British Columbia. Small quantities do not equal picking it up in Europe.   Since reactors 5&6 are now being flooded and are cracking, when they were not operational, and they have fuel rods pool storage, and the TEPCO announcer CRIED while he brought us this news... I think you are seriously misdirected. When a STANFORD guest lecturer indicates that this nuclear disaster is one of the WORST DISASTER MAN HAS EVER SEEN, then you my friend, have taken a wrong turn. 

 

Chernobyl stayed on land. This is going to contaminate the entire Pacific Ocean. The entire Alaskan fishing industry. Rivers where fish swim upstream to spawn. WHY? Because there is NO 500k workforce working to stop this. Russia could order that many and more to deal with Chernobyl and it still took 7 months of grueling non-stop labor to stop that. And parts of the EU are still contaminated. 

But here, we have SIX reactors in dire straights, NO labor stopping it, MASSIVE dumping into the sea....

Bur you are right. Means nothing for public health. /sarcasm.

You are a fool.

tj3's picture

Thanks for reposting IQ ???'s troll post.

1/10

Bastiat's picture

Yes, I copied and save it at the time, rather than rant in response.  I thought it might be worth reposting from time to time. 

M2Market's picture

Sure.  Spend your ninety days on a fishing trip around Fukushima.  Try the seafood.  Bring a cookbook.  All the radioactive talk is just "utterly delusional".  Your words, not mine.  Show us the meaning of "how crazy this all was". We'll be happy to see that this is nothing but a bad dream, and denial is a river in Egypt. 

MaHatma Coatma's picture

I'm with you IQ 145.  I'm a big fan of ZH but most of these comments are just crazy, irresponsible tin foil hat stuff.  It's almost bad enough to make me re-evaluate some of the PM advice I get here.

TerraHertz's picture

No really, it's true. You _should_ re-evaluate, and not buy any silver or gold. Show some national pride and buy government bonds.

Anyway, I see you've got your hat and coat, door's over there.

Oh and btw, your nic is a dead troll giveaway. But you don't understand why, do you?

TruthInSunshine's picture

Wait! What about that MIT Professor and so-called expert on all things nuclear (since he apparently worked for Siemens and the nuclear industry, too) who said that there was nothing to worry about, in his quaint letter?

Oehmen's take away from the Fukushima Disaster (as repeated by nuclear industry trolls all over the web): "I repeat, there was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity from the damaged Japanese reactors."

MIT Damage Control and Josef Oehmen's “Why I Am Not Worried” About A Radiation Disaster in Japan

 

And a genuine hat tip to Zero Hedge for being in front of this, and accurate on it all the way through, even in the face of Operation Sock Puppet and Operation Nuclear Industry Irradiated, Glowing Sock Puppet.

The Main Stream Media is the biggest pile of epic fail ever devised, with the possible exception of the governments from which they directly source (and blindly repeat) their stories.

MarkD's picture

Ya but how many idol Americans watched Bill Douchebag O'Reilly interview his expert on the matter......ANN COULTER: Don't Believe The Experts, Radiation Is Actually GOOD For You

 

MilleniumJane's picture

And a genuine hat tip to Zero Hedge for being in front of this, and accurate on it all the way through, even in the face of Operation Sock Puppet and Operation Nuclear Industry Irradiated, Glowing Sock Puppet.

 

A resounding amen to that!

Big Corked Boots's picture

Form a committee to investigate?

Form a firing squad to instill responsibility and justice.

Theta_Burn's picture

How about a tipping point of the so very silent world body?

Whats with the loyalty to this utter ineptitude at this point in and outside of Japan?

Far to many soiling themselves for someone NOT to be asking for ass-wipe.

 

Roger Knights's picture

Seeking Alpha (excerpts):

"Japan's Fate Subject to the Winds" at http://seekingalpha.com/article/261668-japan-s-fate-subject-to-the-winds

"What has struck me as strange in this crisis is the lack of aggressive attack from the get-go. The more aggressive you are during the early stages, the more options you are able to create to mitigate a nuclear event – and a boiling water reactor’s failure tree is slow moving. Do not believe because there are not daily events to watch that technicians are getting a grip – this is the nature of this beast."

"If the winds decide, the highly populated areas further south in Japan could be subjected to lethal levels of radiation. Japan’s future is literally resting with the winds. No country will accept radiated shipments coming from Japan."

"The ability to transfer power between zones is limited to 1 GW through frequency converters. This is literally nothing when you consider total generating capacity is 81 GW in the 50 hz zone where the damaged power plants lie. This electrical distribution problem will not go away in 6 months."

Tyler Durden's picture

This is precisely why on March 15 we posted an interactive Japanese wind map.

goldfish1's picture

Very interesting reading the comments of the shills on that article on March 15.

avonaltendorf's picture

Sinking Alpha woke up? Holy moly, what next? Reuters?

Whats that smell's picture

Why would anyone believe Hansen? He is an engineer,  and is obviously lacking in any kind of PR training.

Now take this glass of kool-aid and go sit down with your friends.

Caviar Emptor's picture

This is a good example of a country willing to sacrifice its citizens in order to keep its stock market and elite corporatists afloat. 

youngman's picture

They have been sacrificing their people for a long time...look at WWII...no food..no supplies..fight to the death...

Duuude's picture

Uhhhhh...

 

"This is a good example of a country willing to sacrifice its citizens in order to keep its stock market and elite corporatists afloat."

 

Uhhhhh...Oh...you mean this this.

StychoKiller's picture

And you may say to yourself:  My God!  What have they done?!

 

serotonindumptruck's picture

It has been pointed out that with the Chernobyl disaster, the Soviets had the ability to force people to respond to the incident. Granted, the ignorance factor on the part of the workers to the radiation danger was helpful to the PTB in the Soviet Union, although the choice between performing a "patriotic" duty or being shot for disobediance was no doubt a factor, at least on some subconscious level.

The Japanese government does not have the ability to force workers to respond.

Theta_Burn's picture

Agreed

Not force, but like i said before, just ask for help. usually when tragedy strikes any country offers of help come pouring in

I'm not seeing that in this case. very strange.

A case of Japanese pride? we'll all suffer as a result

bob_dabolina's picture

It was half force and half ignorance about radiation. That was the saving grace for Chernobyl.

Japan has no such luxury

Filthy Rotter's picture

From what I understand, there are a LOT more than 50 workers on-site.  They go at it in shifts of 50, but I believe there are well over 300 workers on-site.

Hollywood may title the film "The Fukashima 50," but there are many more accepting their inevitable fate.  Personally, I wouldn't say they care what the readings are; they have accepted a one-way ticket, and will do all they can for their families, countrymen...and those/us beyond.

cossack55's picture

By 2012 the title will be "The Fukashima 5,000,000,000"

equity_momo's picture

They need The Fukashima 500,000 if they want to preserve their central island as a habitable place (or the Philappines and West Coast of America for that matter)

Global Hunter's picture

In regards to your last paragraph, yes I think so and yes I hope so.

LoneStarHog's picture

How can any of this be factual?  Has no one read Karl Douchenger's arrogant missive - published just after the start of this incident - that HE was setting the RECORD STRAIGHT...that HE was telling people THE TRUTH...that HE has the facts/answers...that HE removes all the hyperbole...that HE should be followed...that there was COLD SHUTDOWN and the "WORST WAS BEHIND US"...All you fools who believe all these current hyperbole reports and ignore The Almighty Karl Douchenger.

taraxias's picture

He is a douchebag, why anyone bothers to even visit his site anymore is beyond me.

Trillax's picture

Ah yes, Karl.  The unending font of spewing hubris that is the ego-machine of KD.  One can only take so many 'smilies' of 'I told you so' before wanting to just repeatedly cut yourself with the nearest convinent sharp object...

Ruffcut's picture

The fucktard is a legend in his own mind. I got the boot, but had no star status. Like I would pay to read his spew and videos in front of the local school board. He talks of fear mongering when he causes shitloads of fear that the market is going to crash and when his spew is near accurate, he goes "I told you so".

He is probably the troll that visits here.

trav7777's picture

bbbbut...bbbbut...he's been on TV!!!!!

I wonder how many bans he dished out for those who even questioned the certainty of his claims.

I'd never go out on a limb like that where credibility is concerned.  There was always the possibility here of serious radiation release.

It's been deductively clear for some time now that the coolant loops in both the reactors and SFPs are open.  Without a closed cooling loop, there is no such thing as a stable situation.

Spalding_Smailes's picture

 

Trouble at Fukushima reactors No. 5 and 6 — Cracks are allowing in radioactive water that could destroy emergency generator and other vital equipment (VIDEO)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W7uGvW8xvY&feature=player_embedded

Ident 7777 economy's picture

 

Cracks are allowing in radioactive water that could ...

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Well, those those two 'sets' of facilities (Fukushima I Rx 1-4 and Rx 5-6) share the same little protected 'bay' or breakwater area that cooling seawater is drawn from (and I assume some radioactive 'water' is leaking into) ... so it would figure ...

 

 

 

Homey Da Clown's picture

The best was when he voted for Obama because McCain's campaign wouldn't "listen" to him. What a friggin meglomaniac. Of course he when people call him out on how much of a douche he was for voting for Obama, he threatens to ban them.

Let's see how he tap dances out of this one.

The Profit Prophet's picture

Still can't eat the crow pie Trav?.....and now calling the kettle black????...unbelievable!!!!!!!!

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Matte_Black's picture

Trav has made full disclosure that his view of the situation has evolved to a more pessimistic view based on continuing events. He also has moderated his analysis and comments to reflect this view in obvious ways, and for some time now.

It seems unhelpful to keep the flame war going. What reason?

Just sayin...

Meridian's picture

...and don't forget about how completly wrong he was about PM's. You couldn't even mention them in breaking news without getting banned.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I'm no expert or Josef Oehmen, but -

"[i]mmeasurable levels of radiation" & "radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless"

- shit is getting real.

How long before Tokyo area tap and storm water is glowing?

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Given the level of lies, it is easy to believe that the threat to Tokyo is far greater than is being reported.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I'm no Karl Denninger, TEPCO genius or Josef Oehmen, but I wouldn't go anywhere near that region, let alone Japan or Tokyo, for all of Buffett's ill-gotten gains.

By the time this critically wounded, atomic clusterfockmonstrosity has been bleeding and belching copious amounts of fuk-u-up radiation for...months and years...we'll be lucky to not have profound impacts over here.

 

StychoKiller's picture

Pegged meters!  NOT GOOD, Bitchez!

How many neutrons can one man stand, before he begins to glow?