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New Close Up Video Of Fukushima Destruction Released, As Black Smoke Prompts Evacuation Of Plant

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Tokyo's utility company said on Wednesday that black smoke has been seen emerging from Unit 3 of the crippled nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, prompting a new evacuation of the complex. Officials with Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Wednesday that workers from the entire Fukushima Dai-ichi plant have been temporarily evacuated. Operators of the power station have been desperately trying to cool the reactors and spent fuel pools at the plant after it was damaged by this month's tsunami, which knocked out power to the cooling systems. Unclear if TEPCO has any other good news straw men up its sleeve post the completion of Operation Power Chord. We still believe a concrete sarcophagus will be the next step.

The update from RIA Novosti

And a fresh close up video of Fukushima courtesy of RT (another Russian news site):

 


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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Thorlyx
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Long cement !

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:54 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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HOLY CRAPOLA!!! Forget black smoke! The NYT reports 23 nuclear reactors in the US are the same as Fukushima and they are doomed after an earthquake!

http://fiatsfire.blogspot.com/2011/03/healthy-smoke-healthy-water-egypti...

LONG POTASSIUM IODIDE!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:00 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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New York City Mayor Bloomberg, aboard his private jet, on his way to his weekend retreat in Bermuda: Just because the Indian Point Nuclear Plant is built on two fault lines doesn't mean it isn't safe.

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/its-free-country/2011/mar/18/bloomberg-back...

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:05 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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We must be living in the TWILIGHT ZONE! WTF!!

MIKE! YOU SOB! You'll be the first one to leave if Indian Point blows!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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+1 Fear mongering

+2 Calling out Bloomidiot

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:07 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Rats deserting a sinking ship.

Is Obama back in town? If he is, all must be safe and well. Unless his Samba practise shakes some plates, tectonically speaking.

Sadly though, it does "feel" like the US is the next target.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/axis-trembles/

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:30 | Link to Comment disfiguredskating
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NOW it is OK to trust the media's reporting? 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:21 | Link to Comment oogs66
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Black smoke, does that mean we have a new pope? 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Thorlyx
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nope, still working on that.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:27 | Link to Comment Hedge Jobs
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nah, thats white smoke. but it does mean they better start praying.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:37 | Link to Comment Zina
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"Habemus papam" is the white smoke... As a Brazilian comedian wrote some decades ago: "White smoke is the new Pope's election or marijuana, probably the second".

They had white smoke in Fukushima some days ago. Now they are in the black smoke stage. And I bet that's not just some car tires burning...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:44 | Link to Comment knukles
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(softly humming come on baby light my fire)

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:57 | Link to Comment Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""They had white smoke in Fukushima some days ago. Now they are in the black smoke stage. And I bet that's not just some car tires burning...""

Add..."Tainted and Poisoned" Drinking Water for 30 - 50 million Tokyo citizens? (tap water)

Can you say World's Most Tragic Historical Event

...A "Mass Exodus" is an understatement.

27 Signs That The Nuclear Crisis In Japan Is Much Worse Than Either The Mainstream Media Or The Japanese Government Have Been Telling Us...

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/03/27-signs-that-nuclear-crisis-in-japan.html

Five Reasons Why Canada's Four Western Provinces is the Safest Quadrant on this Planet

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-canadas-four-western-provinces-is.html

Wrong Side Up....OT Comedy...

http://goodthoughtsgoodwordsgooddeeds.blogspot.com/2011/03/wrong-side-upfilm-short.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:24 | Link to Comment cowdiddly
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Well I think we can identify a pattern for the future in a New world ran by corporate oligarcy. They have already destroyed the Island of Japan and the Gulf of Mexico with denial. Whist the marketing departments are busy planning the release of new food dishes. Shrimp Creole with Corexeit Sauce Piquant and Extra Fatty Nine Fin Tuna Sushi with Iridesant Rice and Mutant Seaweed. 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Hey!  Quit telling people about Western Canada.  The last thing we need here in the Pacific NW is roving hoards of refugees heading this way.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:56 | Link to Comment NumberNone
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Happened to have NHK streaming when an expert was talking about this.  He says the black smoke is burning grease.  Draw your own conclusions.

 

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:20 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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biorobots on deck.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:21 | Link to Comment ArgentDawn
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Who would have ever thought we'd be relying on Russian news to know what's really going on?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:26 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Since quake, I have been watching the Russian RT TV on (english) cable and also on youtube. Max Keiser has a spot on there too.... is he banned in the USA??!! haha Go MAX!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:36 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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RT has had some decent coverage of these events.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:23 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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"We still believe a concrete sarcophagus will be the next step"

It should have been the first step but the Japs know the wind patterns will give appropriate payback to the owners of the energy ray that caused this.

Pearl Harbor II

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:26 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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revengamundo. Best served cold and slightly irradiated.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:23 | Link to Comment FranSix
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Looks grey.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:24 | Link to Comment bingaling
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I am still in awe of the fact markets have held it together with all of this . Inflation should be well above 8% given the indication from CB's willingness to "do whatever it takes" to not let the bubble burst .

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:41 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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Centrally planned markets do not allow for true price discovery.  The Fed has no intention to allow for true price discoverywhilst they are pumping.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:25 | Link to Comment HelluvaEngineer
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Reminds me of the Egyptian stock market.  Temporary shut down.  Will be back online soon.  Don't panic. 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:24 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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i don't think they got it under control.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Reptil
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No, it doesn't look like they are in control at all.

Mad respect for those firemen. >__<

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:26 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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I wonder how that camera man feels knowing he's going to die from accute radiation poisoning, a symptom of which includes bleeding of the anus.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:30 | Link to Comment willien1derland
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shhh, the Japanese Government told him that the video camera emits an anti-radiation signal that can also be used as a flashlight -

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:35 | Link to Comment The Butchers Dog
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He's Russian.  They are immunte to it.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:28 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Beginning to look more and more like a coal-fired power plant.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:28 | Link to Comment Hedge Jobs
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i still cant beleive "operation extension chord" didnt come up with the goods

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:37 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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What?  I was sure that would do the trick.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:43 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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could it be the japanese still have The Moody Blues after succeeding in their national k'west of In Search Of The Lost Chord?

listen:  get in there and get the place ready for burial!  everybody's gotta die sometime.  judge judy is planning her trip to help.  all she cares about at this point is pulling a train of nukuler rodz.  she has rubbed her genie to an orange-red glow, and wants her wishes granted,  NOW, dammit, janet!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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i'm gonna stay in cali and smoke some "heavy" THC. 

i'm sure everyone will be real surprised at that one!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:36 | Link to Comment Contra_Man
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Just more hot air - likely another story to continue the evil process of displacing more hot cesium and other radioactive molecule vapour into land, air and sea.

But is the Jet stream being used intentionally as a weapon of mass destruction mule?

http://contramanfund.wordpress.com/

Black smoke? That could be the only good news in nearly two weeks....Thermoscans with calibrated readings only please as documented evidence.  

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Reptil
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wait what? mules? now I'm confused

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:33 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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And on another note, what's new from the ME?!?!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:42 | Link to Comment oogs66
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And what ever happened to the oil/silt in the gulf?  How long does it take to figure out if something is there and what it is?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:22 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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Looks like it is on and being massively covered up. Again!

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Right, 'again'.

Need a new playbook ...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:32 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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Are there any pooches left for TEPCO to screw?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:36 | Link to Comment strenue
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The SFR are still barking.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:49 | Link to Comment hamurobby
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According to bloomberg this morning, Temco says they cant give radiation readings because of lack of power...

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:33 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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$600 Billion for the markets, and TEPCO can't scrounge up a battery operated teletector.  JHFC.

I just now watched the second video.  Are those firefighters on site?  Do you see how there have been no resources mobilized for this event?  Does anyone wonder why the situation there continues to deteriorate?  No one is willing to step forward and take command and hence be responsible.  So, nothing gets done.  No one advocates.  There's no one standing in the PMs office screaming his fucking head off 24/7.  Just a bunch of leaderless ants running around.

Un Fucking Believable.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:02 | Link to Comment Matte_Black
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Mr Richmond. Your stance on the issue appears to have evolved over the past few days.

Not that I blame you, sir. Calm and clarity of thought are valuable disciplines that require courage in the face of monumental crisis. Personally, I've been at the 'Holy Fuckin Shit' end of the scale since this thing started, so far be it from me to wag a finger.

I'm curious to know, though, if you still maintain that nuclear power generation remains an indespensible component of our energy future.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:22 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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Yes, I do.  This event should have been terminated days ago. 

My position has evolved in light of events, which seem to keep repeating from one unit to the next, as if they can't anticipate what comes next, or they have no resources with which to respond.  Both are unacceptable.  No one's in charge.  Isn't that obvious by now?

Knowing what I know of American nuclear ops culture, and granted I'm speculating like crazy about Japan, but I stand by this statement I made earlier: "In the past five days, as Tyler has pointed out, BoJ has crapped $600 Billion at the Nikkei for free.  Give me $600 Billion, 5 days and a goddamned telephone and watch me crap diesel generators, diesel-driven fire pumps, switchgear, cables, and an army of technicians."

Where is the response?  It's amazing, and self-fulfilling.  The American nuclear ops culture is, from my perspective, very very different.  Wilting Lillies need not apply.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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Every fall the trees are filled with underwear, every spring the Fukushima plant explodes... 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:55 | Link to Comment TheMerryPrankster
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Delta house. Double secret probation for everyone.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:35 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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That RIA link anchor, is it me or is he adding a bit to much "color" to his verbage...almost like a tv commercial advising of the next 2 hrs of tv programming

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:36 | Link to Comment CosmoJoe
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Nuclear Boy looks about ready to pinch a huge loaf.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:55 | Link to Comment The Fonz
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Nuclear boy is getting better every day! Man, history is going to remember what they told their babies before they died. That video was the blackest piece of propaganda I have ever witnessed. For those that have not seen it, link is here:

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/nuclear-boy-learns-about-radiation

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:05 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Exploding diarrhea is more like it.  And the really menacing poo won't have far to travel - so he doesn't have to fly...

 

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:38 | Link to Comment FranSix
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RT has been plagiarizing Asahi and another source:

 

http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0322/TKY201103220531.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:39 | Link to Comment assumptionblindness
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Translation of the last minute of video #2 (As spoken through respirators by several brave workers):

"Oh fuck...fuck fuck fuck...you want me to do what?   Fuck you!" 

"Run!"

"I just pissed myself.  Does anyone know where my car keys are?"

"I can't see!!!"

"Hey!  I just connected the power line to reactor #3!  Check that (facepalm) -  We just connected the power line to a PIECE of reactor #3...does anyone know where the rest of it is?!"

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:42 | Link to Comment cossack55
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ROFL. +7465

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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^ LOL, what a flustercluk 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:58 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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LOL

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:40 | Link to Comment All_Is_Well
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I can sum it up for everyone in three words: THEY ARE SCREWED!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Tater Salad
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Tyler, er Tylers, is it safe to say that the spooky dudes you posted that were going to collapse BAC were a tad bit overexagerated?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:41 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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my question is this:  "if the pumps and power were destroyed by the tsunami how did the authorities get the sea water in?"  just a thought.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:46 | Link to Comment Reptil
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Telekinesis? </dumb joke>

good question!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Carl Spackler-t...
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Telekinesis?

"You mean you can start fire with your mind?"  

              Stepbrothers

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:46 | Link to Comment knukles
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Through the hole open into the ocean?
Homer Simpson theory of nuclear husbandry.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:39 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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yet i'm "being bombarded with the Plan."  How is this possible?  And "is that God in the room with all the deciders"?  Hank Paulson prayed before he "walked into the room."  Let me guess--"that just made him weak and ineffectual."

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Population Bubble
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A long line of people down to the ocean and 10 five gallon buckets.  They could only find 10 buckets.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:45 | Link to Comment smithcreek
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The first part of that video is shocking.  If the plan is to spray some water from one hose on top of the pile of rubble in the hope that the water trickles down and finds it's way to the core is troubling.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:52 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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No shit. That's what us NWO flock chasers have been saying.

Everything they have released has been nightmarishly ridiculous....an extension cord? really?One firehouse disingenuously spraying water from above? really? These are the "plans" and they say it's getting better?

Fuck me sideways. We are screwed.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:00 | Link to Comment knukles
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Bob....  Have you noticed that we seem to be among the few who've have been suggesting that almost since this first happened, whilst most everybody else keeps on with those constructive suggestions like; "Use two hoses, Suzie Cupcake."

Maybe we can get our next Capital One MasterCards with a picture of Fuckyoushittinme on it.  Or Charlie Sheen.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:33 | Link to Comment Herman Strandsc...
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'....The first part of that video is shocking.  If the plan is to spray some water from one hose on top of the pile of rubble in the hope that the water trickles down and finds it's way to the core is troubling.'

It sure is. If it gets inside the 'Damp Course Membrane, it could also start to rot the foundations.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:52 | Link to Comment vh070
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That's No.4 and the hose is right on top of the spent fuel pool.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:47 | Link to Comment Johnny Lawrence
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So tired of the tin-foil hat crowd here.  Who cares about black smoke?  Someone probably overcooked a roast.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment Johnny Lawrence
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This was a joke.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:48 | Link to Comment Judderbar
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i am somewhat reassured to see the guys moving around the site.  And although the web cam was cut when the smoke came out there are shots of a very smokey fukushima on other news outlets.

But meanwhile at 40km from fukushima caesium is at 1600 times normal *officially* .

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:49 | Link to Comment CosmoJoe
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MSM: "But still WELL within safe limits!!  Nothing to see here, please move along and take any body parts with you that may have just plopped off."

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:47 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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that Novosti commentator is so delightful..  makes me feel like strolling around the reactors just before a bit of tea

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:49 | Link to Comment Ethics Gradient
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I had you down as a McIntosh rather than Chord man.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment zen0
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The cement sarcophagus at Chernobyl is crumbling and something else will have to be done.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:06 | Link to Comment foolio
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That's because the radioactive mutant giant earthworm is finally breaking out.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Don Birnam
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:55 | Link to Comment umop episdn
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Around 1 min into the first video, the narrator says that they dumped salt water into the waste pool. Seawater is about 3% salt...so if they keep doing this, there will be salt crystals covering the 'spent' fuel rods. I hope they know what they are doing.

BTW, the black smoke cloud looks like a big black swan to me. Needs Banzai7 tweaks.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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+1 damn good salty point ...

 

At what point temperature-wise will the Sodium atoms dis-bond from the Chlorine atoms (assuming NaCl in seawater) ?

Sodium, BTW, is nice stuff too, as is  Chlorine.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:54 | Link to Comment knukles
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What we need here is for the insight of Paul Krugman to help us better understand the promise of a large governmental solutoin to the large governmental regulatory failure occurring under the large bureaucratic Nancy capitalist socio-politico-economic system in Japan that was last sighted utilizing to take over the world culminating in the purchase of Pebble Beach and the upper half condominium arrangement of Citicorp Center and why emulating such would be good for America east of the Hudson River. 

ObiePaul, help us now.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:58 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Tokyo Fashion Week went long on next seasons' 'Must Have' accessories.

http://www.amazingdata.com/images/WTFpicturesoffashionshow_8C10/amazingw...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:56 | Link to Comment LRC Fan
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I love this site. 

I've finally come to the conclusion that feeling sorry for people who continue to trust their government is a huge fucking waste of time and energy that I can better use reading the hilarious comments on here, or working overtime so I can buy more silver. 

If you're too lazy or busy to care about the true nature of government, then fuck off.  I'm sick of people simply assuming government is here to save the day, and when it doesn't work out, blame someone/something else.  Blame the weather.  Blame the speculators.  It's the government's fault, period.  So anyone who continues to vote, or support the government in any way beyond what's truly necessary (driving on gov't roads is basically mandatory if you want to interact in society, same with limited use of FRNs) can suck my dick and drown.  You're the real reason I have to put up with this shit.  Without your support there wouldn't be a fucking dickhead Obama or Pelosi or Rumsfeld to worry about, except when they ask me if I want fries with my burger and I tell them hell yeah. 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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ROFLMAO

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Reptil
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I'm going to put that on a tile and hang that on my chimney.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:12 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Hey who else can lie to us as well as the government?  They're really good at it - and it's all for our own good so shut up, stop causing trouble, and go back to sleep...  Be sure to buy something first however.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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I've finally come to the conclusion that feeling sorry for people who continue to trust their government is a huge fucking waste of time and energy 

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Between kickbacks, graft, corruption, lying, mis-info and dis-info I hear ya.

And to thnk it's pretty much always been this way, from the beginning of time even - some things never change.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment TomJoad
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The Blue Oyster Cult song "Godzilla" was played entirely with "Power Chords."

 

Coincidence?..... or CONSPIRACY?!?!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:39 | Link to Comment fuu
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My playlist for the last week on repeat includes:

Godzilla

Turning Japanese

Red Skies at Night

Ring of Fire

Atom Bomb

must add Neutron Dance now

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:06 | Link to Comment polizeros
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If your infant accidentally drank Toyko tap water, not to worry, you can use him as a flashflight

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:23 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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You can't build a concrete sarcophagus around something that's generating massive amounts of heat.  This mess needs to be cleaned up the good old fashioned way - piece by piece.  The whole complex needs to be dismantled and buried somewhere.  I suggest that a good burial place would be under the TEPCO headquarters.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:27 | Link to Comment avonaltendorf
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I'm beginning to think it might be best to push it into the ocean.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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Won't work in this case.  Many of the radionuclides are water soluble.  Also, the water is very shallow for many miles out to sea.  You have a good idea, though.  Build all nuclear reactors next to deep ocean trenches.  If something goes wrong you sink them.  They'll be buried in sediments and subducted before long.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Real men build nuclear power plants, cleaning up radioactive waste is women's work...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Our daily prayer:

“Every government is run by liars,” independent journalist I.F. Stone observed, “and nothing they say should be believed.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_F_Stone

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:48 | Link to Comment MGA_1
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I think it's:

1 puff black smoke = Systems Ready

2 puff = Power 'er up.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:57 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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These video are nonsense.  Even Osama Bin Laden had better quality video cameras.  Why are they too stupid to buy a $4000 quadracopter and send a camera up and around to get precise HD pictures of every detail of these plants.  You can order them here:  http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/quadrocopter.html.

Until the people running the operations at Fukushima present us with some HD images inside the plants I won't believe they are anything but liars and morons.

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:29 | Link to Comment thegr8whorebabylon
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Sackcloth & ashes, ___ days left in Lent, may be our last chance, let's use it.

Lent in 2011 will start on Wednesday, the 9th of March and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 23rd of April.

When did all this shit begin?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Meatier Shower
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The empire rings
The umpire's not laughing
The President's resented,
The Ambassador's a night club
You cannot get it out
It's stuff you cannot taste or see
It's stuff you cannot smell
It's stuff that's twenty times as hot
As the hottest stuff in hell
Harrisburg, oh Harrisburg
The plant is melting down
The people out in Harrisburg
Are getting out of town
And when the stuff gets in
You cannot get it out
The company said it would not blow
The Government said it might
Harrisburg, Oh Harrisburg
I wonder who was right
Who can leave it behind,
The curtains are drawn
There's something I must say to you
You cannot get it out

 

-Harrisburg

Midnight Oil

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Diplodicus Rex
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I think the radiation must have affected their copy of Adobe Photoshop. The time-stamp in the bottom left hand corner of the shot looks extremely suspicious. Time stopped at 23:57 for several minutes. They must have been standing next to a rip in the time continuum by mistake.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:54 | Link to Comment trav7777
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amazing those workers in the 2nd video and the cameraman weren't killed instantly. 

After all, I've heard from many people on ZH that the reactors exploded in a nuclear explosion and there are pieces of the cores all over the parking lot.

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