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Latest Fukushima Iodine-131 Dispersion Cloud: Inland Blowing Winds To Affect Tokyo

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It has been a while since we looked at the ZAMG radioactive fallout dispersion forecast: considering that the radioactive fallout from Fukushima continues to be released without much abatement this projection is actually quite relevant, as once again the various Geiger reading across the region continue to be very dependant on wind direction. And as the latest ZAMG data indicate, there could well be a spike in radiation of proximal cities, since the wind over the next 24 hours is blowing from the Ocean, as well as radioactivity over Russia, which will likely be rather frowned upon: after all Russia is now the energetic white knight providing the marginal energy that Japan needs.

From ZAMG: forecast I-131 dispersion April 18-21


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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:46 | 1182520 disabledvet
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looks like someone just modeled Wall Street's "held to maturity" debt and overlayed it with "Japan" again.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:33 | 1182614 TruthInSunshine
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Off Topic Alert

Financial Times is reporting Bernanke will announce an end to QE on April 27th.

Grab your asses and buckle up.


Far more important was this news from the FT (via PragCap) that the Fed is about to confirm the end of QE.

Specifically, it's expected to signal at its April 27 meeting that there will be no more asset purchases at the end of June.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:37 | 1182641 long juan silver
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If such a report doesn't come from Jon Hilsenrath it's unreliable. He is the FRB press organ.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:48 | 1182652 TruthInSunshine
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If true, it's going to be a mofo'ing fun summer/fall and beyond.

PragCap Link

Let's see how an economy that is sucking wind really does when the plug of TBTF stimulus and crack fiat for speculative junkies is yanked.

Bernanke sees the knives drawn and the mob headed in his direction.

The political calculus by Obama from risking truly runaway inflation for a long time to come - in the year's run-up to his re-election bid - with $4/gallon gas and higher (now) among other ridiculous and speculatively bid up prices crushing Americans and those abroad - has got to be an underlying factor here.


I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale. The tipping point is arriving and objects are bigger than they now appear, even by those attuned.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:59 | 1182703 long juan silver
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I'll go one step further, admittedly in total speculation mode: Prepare for news of a coordinated IMF/Fed/ECB framework/agreement/policy of a massive scale

Didn't they keep us up nites waiting for this in 2008? You may be right however. That may have been a lesson learned and the Euros are already sailing that course.

You are right as rain on Obama too. He's too arrogant/pig headed to fathom the size of the economic blowback from another 18 months of inflationary feasting at the QE slop trough.

It's time for Bernak to be the adult of the two. Bernak was 18 months late in the winter of 2008/09 and he's 16 months late now. Speaking of lessons learned fer cryin out!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:23 | 1182823 goldfish1
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Obama having a say in any of this? Surely you jest.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:39 | 1183024 Tapeworm
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Yeah, and off topic too, what happens when the FED put options on Trashury and their other junk paper gets called and the banks shut down for repairs?

 You all had better buy food for your family for three or six months if you don't want the li'l lady standing in line with the gang bangers in the government food line; feck PM's.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:20 | 1182807 WeekendAtBernankes
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One has but to head over to Soro's Insititute for New Economic Thinking ( and take a look at their Bretton Woods 3 presentations to see that!

All in the interest of protecting the common man, no doubt.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:33 | 1182835 Hephasteus
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Enlightened self interest of slave owners.

Driving Mrs Crazy starring that jewish woman Joseph Lieberman.


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:37 | 1182649 tmosley
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I'll believe it when I see it.

Not even when they say it.  Only actions mean anything any more.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:45 | 1182677 long juan silver
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You dont need to see it! I told you it would happen! Well before Gunlach or Truth in Sunshine.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:08 | 1182748 tmosley
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Except that you are a massive idiot who makes 10,000 empty one-liner posts per day and has zero credibility.

QE is not going to end.  At best, there is a short break to cause a catastrophic stock collapse to get all the pols on board for QE whatever.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:14 | 1182894 Hedge Jobs
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+ whatever

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:47 | 1183143 Popo
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Believe what they do, not what they say.

The Fed has outright lied about not monetizing debt, and consistently given false impressions of hawkishness.

They have cried 'wolf' far too many times to be remotely believable.   QE3 is more likely to be announced on the 27th.  

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:39 | 1183173 fredquimby
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Here are some radiation maps released to meteorologists, but not to the great unwashed public.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 06:55 | 1183210 Twindrives
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Too bad this radioactive stuff can't be piped into the Eccles building.   

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:47 | 1182523 long juan silver
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What's the big blob moving over Russia? Is there yet somthing else we're not being told about or is this "fish finder" tuned too high at 10?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:58 | 1182550 WestVillageIdiot
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"What's the big blob moving over Russia?"

That was nothing.  It was just Rosie O'Donnell heading to a snatch eating convention in The Urals.  She will be back home Thursday morning. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:29 | 1182616 VyseLegendaire
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Made me bellow. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:45 | 1182527 Thomas
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It's been a few weeks now. Can't we get past this whole sordid story and get back to talking about Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and the Kardashian sisters?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:46 | 1182529 long juan silver
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The Full Tilt Poker room cash seizures!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:00 | 1182559 Hephasteus
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Guilty of illegally having money that you can't defend against us taking.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:06 | 1182567 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bang Dae Glow!


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:38 | 1182934 mt paul
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do you think lindsay 

is long silver

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:50 | 1182534 MrPerspective
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As the following graphic will illustrate, the radiation levels in Tokyo remained within normal background readings even through the worst of this "crisis" on day one. Yet you really think that weeks later, as the graphic clearly shows, that would change even with radiation levels near the plant decreasing?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:09 | 1182575 InfinityZero
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This should be because the melted radioactive matter is now underground! RUN YOU FOOLS!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:53 | 1182544 duo
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Niigata pref. getting hosed.  Good bye sake industry.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:04 | 1182566 astartes09
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My condolences to the Japanese people.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:51 | 1183044 Remo Williams
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I'm in Niigata Prefecture and the readings here never went above 0.17uSv/h according to my own geiger counter.  Maybe that's just my neck of the woods, but I live down the street from a sake brewery so I'll save you a bottle.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 21:56 | 1182545 WestVillageIdiot
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Mike Tyson's gotta be loving this.  For some reason he really hates Tokyo. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:22 | 1182600 long juan silver
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In a laboratory somewhere a brain is missing it's body.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:02 | 1182562 astartes09
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Just rub some dirt on it and you'll be fine.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:04 | 1182563 MrPerspective
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This guy has been giving the best data updates from Tokyo since the quake. He cuts through the nonsense and it's pretty clear to see that drinking water is at normal levels, radiation and cesium are at normal levels, etc. There was a quick spike, within safe range, for a couple of days in Tokyo immediatedly following the quake. Since then all the numbers have declined back to normal levels. He has hard data and he's in Tokyo without fear, so maybe you should calm down the fear mongering a bit here as well.

[Tokyo air is safe to breath] Concentration of airborne radioactive material is negligibly small

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:19 | 1182592 hardcleareye
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Hmmmmm, safe range, for whom?  Might you be female and expecting a child?  Do you know the science behind the establishment of "safe"?  Perhaps if you have loved ones, especially "little ones", new or soon to be of this world, you may want to do a little homework before making such rash statements!!!!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:01 | 1182712 umop episdn
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This doesn't look too safe to me...but it does look like the wind over Japan will shift soon. Fuku to Mr. Perspective!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:04 | 1183161 Dejean Splicer
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TEPCO official reveals there is “little doubt” plutonium has leaked from Fukushima.

Very safe plutonium though.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:46 | 1182847 WeekendAtBernankes
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Okay genius, why don't you tell us what the acceptable levels of airborne I-131 and C-137 are.  .001 Bq/m3? .0001 Bq/m3? .00001 Bq/m3?  Of course you did your homework.

Oh, no?  What a surprise.  You're attacking this guy's information because the possibility that Tokyo might not be totally boned runs contrary to your Chicken Little sensationalist worldview.

I love ZH but I do wonder why so many of the commenters cling desperately to the hope that the people of Japan are absolutely fucked.  You attack and ridicule anyone who suggests otherwise.  The brutal truth is you want the Japanese to suffer the most tragic consequences imaginable to satisfy your perceptions.  Disturbing.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:26 | 1182910 MrPerspective
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Thank you for some sanity here. Yes, they are distrubing here. They want volcanoes to erupt or earthquakes to destroy cities and, sadly, a nuclear catastrophe. And all because they went short SPX somewhere around 750 and want more than anything to get back there even if it means tens of thousands of people have to die so they don't lose $2000. 

Post facts with charts and readings from people actually in Tokyo and like everything else, these dimwits won't believe a word of it. It's always a conspiracy no matter what the facts say for most here.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:00 | 1183060 Tapeworm
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Yes, it would be nice to have unadulterated feed of real time emissions and then to have condition reports of the reactors affected.

 FYI, I have been a pro nuke for decades. I still even have many cards of the boron glass marbles from Batelle (nuke waste encapsulation), and was one of the very early subscribers to Access to Energy when Petr Beckmann was the man.

 I even refer to his book, "The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear".

 I do not find that the information from TEPCO is worth a damn and want something better than the feed. I suspect that the poor bastards that have had their land ruined for long past their lifespans have far more interest than I.

 We have yet to get a believable description of why they let the final steam powered circulation system fail for discharge of the DC battery backup for the cooling system bypass solenoids.

 You claim knowledge that sober people want. Let us have your knowledge.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:19 | 1183076 traderjoe
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Bullshit. Please don't think you know what anyone thinks or hopes here.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:24 | 1182604 tom a taxpayer
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Tokyo's air is so good the Olympic Committee has moved the summer Olympic Games from London 2012 to Tokyo 2011 to take advantage of Tokyo's good air. 

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:32 | 1182617 idou
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MrPerspective, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Please follow-up with videos of yourself drinking Tokyo rainwater while wind is blowing Southwest from Fukushima. Kudos if you are joined with infants and pregnant women.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:32 | 1182621 DeweyLeon
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How does one "fear monger" a level 7 nuclear accident?

And how does reporting wind direction over a destroyed nuclear plant that is known to be releasing radiation (or do you deny this?) fear mongering?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:23 | 1182824 WeekendAtBernankes
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Ahem.  You do realize it was declared a Level 7 accident in order to create the appearance that the Japanese government is taking the event seriously.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:26 | 1182917 MrPerspective
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Not to mention, a level 7 accident works much better for insurance than a 5. That level raise was nothing but political nonsense and, apparently, most knuckleheads here, fell for it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 04:54 | 1183157 zhandax
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In case you haven't noticed, the public purse is the only "insurance" for this kind of fuck up.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 07:03 | 1183215 Vic Mackey
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I'm sure that was the plan, that's why they did it a month after they had the readings it was based on.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:14 | 1182780 jomama
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:30 | 1182830 goldfish1
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He has hard data and he's in Tokyo.

Sure he is.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:30 | 1182921 MrPerspective
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Yes, he is in Tokyo. Lived there his entire life. And, contrary to what you might think, he had nothing to do with Bush blowing up the World Trade Center. 

You guys are amazingly stupid and naive at the same time.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:55 | 1183117 i-dog
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"You guys are amazingly stupid and naive at the same time."

Ooops ... you're letting your agenda show. Better lower your skirt a little.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:02 | 1183123 crazyjsmith
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Move along you ignorant marsupial troll. Nothing for u here. Your information should speak for itself. When you open your mouth, you unveil your own stupidity and bias. If your information is true, then shut your mouth.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:37 | 1183171 fredquimby
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Such bullshit.

Tokyo is 150 miles away from a Level 7 nuclear incident.


Should be any sane persons advice to people in Tokyo and japan. And probably Alaska and Washington too. Still, with Alaska a nuclear desert, there won't be any issues with destroying to the environment to get the oil.....


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:04 | 1182570 Spitzer
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On a different subject but.....

BLOOMBERG is just dumping and shitting on S&P right now on "CashFlow".

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:21 | 1182596 buzzsaw99
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S&P execs should be making license plates by day and servicing Bubba by night.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:26 | 1182608 long juan silver
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Moody's (next on the train) needed the Buffet "put" to gain FRB bailout money for every financial institution still living. Now they propose to bite the hand that feeds and downgrade US debt? Would Sam Giancona operate like this?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:43 | 1182664 buzzsaw99
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It's a common theme. Taxpayers bailed out pimpco et al and they turn around and bite the hand that feeds. A pox on all of them.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:49 | 1182686 long juan silver
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I saw once that anthrax in the mail works wonders.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:12 | 1182581 digalert
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In conversation I pronounce it Foo koo shee ma.

Does anyone use Fuk yoo shee ma pronunciation?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:27 | 1182611 long juan silver
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Go Suk Sum Poo

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:05 | 1182731 Jim in MN
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The Japanese say it really fast like they're sneezing:
'FooKUSHma' is what it sounds like.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 08:03 | 1183300 espirit
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Personally, I like noo koo foo koo (NuKuFuKu).  No mistaking that location.  

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:19 | 1182591 ss123
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Radioactive iPads. Apple products will be shinier than ever now.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:23 | 1182594 mynhair
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Where's Tokyo, and why should I care?

Winning the Future!

Chump for prez!  Ignore those with brains...

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:39 | 1182653 TIMMAYYY
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next to Baghdad...around the corner from Moscow....a stones throw away from Tripolis

Basically its foreign.

In God We Trust

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:43 | 1182843 mynhair
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'In Gold We Trust.'

There, fixed it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:07 | 1183067 Yen Cross
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E pluribus unum

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:34 | 1182635 samsara
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Where is that stuff in upper china/russia border?  Where did  that come from?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:43 | 1182663 TIMMAYYY
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Making its second loop of the Blue Planet

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:18 | 1182791 OldPhart
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The blob is circling the north pole and coming back down to Russia, after passing over Alaska and Canada.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 22:43 | 1182673 medicalstudent
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globalization should necessitate that this solution needs be global, as the potential ramifications indicate.


lest the hypocrisy outshine the sun.




(reverse osmosis. polimaster.)

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:07 | 1182747 TruthInSunshine
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Fuk u?


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:40 | 1183098 Yen Cross
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Be Safe

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:02 | 1183119 New World Chaos
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This fish is perfectly safe to eat.  Trust me, I'm an expert.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:40 | 1182764 HK
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While this NY Times article is about regulators investigating a series of TEPCO stock purchases two weeks ago, this is a quote from the article (Warning: no spraying of vodka or beer on your computer screen, this act is reserved only for Thirstday or Fryday): 

"Now the worst of the crisis — after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — seems to have passed, although worries remain about the possibility of powerful aftershocks and another tsunami.

Hydrogen gas explosions have stopped occurring at the plant, a leak of highly radioactive water has been plugged and robots are starting to enter the reactor buildings to assess the potential for long-term repairs."

While the stock purchase may have been from the usual suspects, there's nothing to see here as evidence by the MSM, so please move along. /sarc off


Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:15 | 1182778 Jim in MN
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And once again, thanks to Tyler for keeping this story where it needs to be, as three simmering meltdowns just over the hills from Tokyo is still, believe it or not, kind of a big deal. Even if they are trying to hose most of it into the ocean (which also drifts toward Tokyo by the way).

NHK news had a new graphic of the reactor situation which is exactly how I had it pictured, with the fuel rods halfway exposed and halfway submerged. It's just incredible to think about those cores in the state they're in, every minute more radioactive material being released. For months to come, at best.

They have reduced the water throughput as much as they dare, the temp jumps as they back down but there's nowhere to put the irradiated water.

What a Chinese finger puzzle. Guess which finger.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:52 | 1182865 whatsinaname
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and the FDA has said that they will not be testing N. Pacific fish because the perceived risk is too small. meanwhile not too long ago their panelists were reviewing an application for GM salmon. How about GM salmon with a dash of Sr, Cs or I ?

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:30 | 1182832 Zeolite
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I hope these people are staying inside or taking a nice long vacation to another country right about now. No glow in the dark veggies for me please!

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:46 | 1182848 mynhair
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I, that's not true.  Maybe those in Nippon that don't adhere to the hive mentality have already found a way out of dodge.  The rest can vote for ODummer in Chicago.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 23:55 | 1182864 OldPhart
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Al Jazeera reports on the pontification and finger-pointing:

"What do you plan to do to take ultimate responsibility [for the crisis]?" one opposition politician asked Masataka Shimizu, TEPCO's 66-year-old president, who has rarely been seen in public since the disaster struck.


"You should be bowing your head in apology. You clearly have no leadership at all," Masashi Waki, a legislator from the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, shouted at Kan.

 Seppu ku may be reinstated pretty soon.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:44 | 1182949 intric8
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Winds have actually come from that direction for the last day and a half, but many on the rdtn network are damn slow/unreliable with their readings and updates, so no verification of effects just yet. I honestly dont know whose radiation numbers we'll be able to rely on when tracking the swath. Dont bother wasting your time with govt or tepco provided figures - find an independent source within japan.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 00:50 | 1182950 joe.schmuck
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Without accurate data coming from the source as to how many units per ^3 are being emitted (which no one likely has) I find it very hard to believe these images are anything but pretty looking wind direction forecasts

For real data I find this site to be the most accurate, it is located in the prefecture just south of Fukushima:

(In Japanese)


Data since March 11

Note 1 nanoGray/h=1nSv/h= .001 microseivert/h


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:40 | 1183027 carbonmutant
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TI needs to do incoming inspection on those new chip shipments...


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 01:42 | 1183028 slewie the pi-rat
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with the robots to control the wind, everything will be just fine...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:00 | 1183059 Remo Williams
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Took a reading this morning 4/19 in Niigata prefecture, 200km from the Fukushima plant almost exactly due West.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1184277 dugorama
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thank you.  nothing like real data to restore my sanity

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:13 | 1183072 Tapeworm
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It will be fun to see the CDS positions of those that took the optimistic view of TEPCO's travails.

 Do they have enough dough to actually cover their bets? If it is a TBTF bank(s) wil BoJ cover their bets so that they don't go BK? Will the BoJ totally screw the landowners that have title to hopelessly polluted lands? Will BoJ and the goomint cut them some slack in paying land tax on unuseable property?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:18 | 1183077 Yen Cross
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That swap line is closed.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:18 | 1183074 Yen Cross
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You are special1

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:24 | 1183085 parangwarrior
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lookie here:-

the radiation level drywell No 5 is 36.7Sv/Hr..

that's HIGH

the reactor are supposed to be offline and stable now...

what about reactor 1-3, SFP 4?????

info coming from TEPCO is confusing..




Tue, 04/19/2011 - 05:10 | 1183158 slewie the pi-rat
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5 & 6 were not producing electric when the earthquake (which may have cracked the spent fuel pool in #4) and tsunami hit.  still, they had fuel, damped way below criticality, and spent fuel in the indoor pools.  and, these reactors were also without power and effective coolant control, also.

maybe vents worked or were opened in time.  who knows?  we can take some small comfort in the fact that there weren't hydrogen explosions which blew these puppies away, too.

lucky us!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 02:29 | 1183092 grl
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Hey, I am just pleased that the heading used the correct word "affect." (oh yeah, guess there's a 50/50 chance of that) Anyway....kudos to the headline writer. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:05 | 1183126 BlackholeDivestment
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Kikiader can fix it. can Mazinga Zet 

With all these roboto's you would think they'd would have no problem. It's time to break out all Henshin forms.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 03:24 | 1183135 Arkadaba
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It sucks. I'm trying going to avoid all news in the next week but ....


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 06:11 | 1183182 parangwarrior
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[link to]

Japanese black out??

Now the Japanese government has moved to crack down on independent reportage and criticism of the government’s policies in the wake of the disaster by deciding what citizens may or may not talk about in public. A new project team has been created by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, the National Police Agency, and METI to combat “rumors” deemed harmful to Japanese security in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

The government charges that the damage caused by earthquakes and by the nuclear accident are being magnified by irresponsible rumors, and the government must take action for the sake of the public good. The project team has begun to send “letters of request” to such organizations as telephone companies, internet providers, cable television stations, and others, demanding that they “take adequate measures based on the guidelines in response to illegal information. ”The measures include erasing any information from internet sites that the authorities deem harmful to public order and morality.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 07:30 | 1183247 i-dog
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"erasing any information from internet sites that the authorities deem harmful to public order and morality"

Once upon a time, the truth was usually a defence against libel, slander or sedition charges. No more.

It's almost like the governments of the world are at war against us. Oh wait.............

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 08:16 | 1183325 the not so migh...
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I would think that violates international law.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:11 | 1183463 High Plains Drifter
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nuclear engineer discusses fukushima.........

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:40 | 1183540 treemagnet
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I don't even like to stand near my microwave.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:26 | 1183756 and so on...
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I love the smell (and taste) of Iodine-131 in the morning!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:12 | 1184020 bernankruptcy
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The wrong risk model it being used to determine the harm caused by radiation, almost all of us are being misinformed. The WW2 ICRP model downplays the risks the ECRR model has been PROVEN to be accurate. No prizes for guessing which model is being used by the PTB.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:15 | 1185171 Innocent Bystander
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Indian are waking up to the threat of the governments nuclear plans

Wed, 04/20/2011 - 08:11 | 1187480 tiger7905
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Article in New Scientist says rulebook on subduction quakes needs to be rewritten.

Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:17 | 1188537 Beaniebabe
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Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:25 | 1188573 Beaniebabe
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