Smoke Rises from DIFFERENT Nuclear Complex ... 7 Miles from the Leaking Reactors

George Washington's picture

The 6 problem reactors which have gotten all of the press are located within the Fukushima Daiichi complex.

the same nuclear power plant operator that runs the Daiichi complex -
Tepco - runs a separate nuclear complex 7 miles away, called Fukushima Daini. There are 4 reactors located at the Daini complex.

On March 12th, Tepco reported:

Unit 1

- At 8:19am, there was an alarm indicating that one of the control rods
was not properly inserted, however, at 10:43am the alarm was automatically
called off. Other control rods has been confirmed that they are fully
inserted (reactor is in subcritical status)


- At 6:08PM, we announced the increase in reactor containment vessel
pressure, assumed to be due to leakage of reactor coolant. However, we
do not believe there is leakage of reactor coolant in the containment
vessel at this moment.

- At 5:22AM, the temperature of the suppression chamber exceeded 100
degrees. As the reactor pressure suppression function was lost, at 5:22AM,
it was determined that a specific incident stipulated in article 15,
clause 1 has occurred.

(Article 15, Clause 1 of Japan's Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness simply provides
that there are elevated radiation levels or that "an event specified by
a Cabinet Order as an event that indicates the occurrence of a nuclear
emergency situation has occurred.")

On March 14th, Reuters reported:

Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc said on Monday it had detected a rise in radiation levels at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant.

company spokesman said that the cooling process at the plant has been
working properly and that the rise was probably due to radiation leak
at the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, where cooling functions were damaged by Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.

Today, Tepco announced that smoke was seen rising from Daini reactor number 1:

Smoke was spotted at another nuclear plant in northeastern Japan on Wednesday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.


company said smoke was detected in the turbine building of reactor No.
1 at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant around 6 p.m. (5 a.m.


Smoke could no longer be seen by around 7 p.m. (6 a.m. ET), a company spokesman told reporters.

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knukles's picture

Maybe a world government might be a good idea about now.

Lady Heather...UNCLE's picture

...nikkei dipped...I am buying with my balls to the wall ,<sarcasm off>

Jafo's picture

I was inclined to dismiss claims of a Stuxnet virus at Fukushima.  If we have a second reactor complex going into a runaway reaction state without cooling I would be inclined to think that sophisticated sabotage may be the cause.

OK, so if this is sophisticated sabotage is someone trying to frame John Galt?

It is beginning to look like Atlas has already shrugged.

Buck Johnson's picture

The funny thing is that the other nuclear power plant is 7 miles north and is closer to the earthquake damage, so it would make sense that their is also damage to that reactor.  I think that they are covering up the other one.

geotrader's picture

Smoke coming from a nuclear reactor is a *normal* occurence.

destiny's picture

steam is a normal occurence, not smoke...

tamboo's picture

you might want to look into how many of these plants have security provided by israeli firm magna.
also check out magal group, they 'guard' usa nuke weapons and other good stuff

DonutBoy's picture

Hmmm...  So the Japanese have allowed the Israeli firm to cause a meltdown in their country under cover of a tsunami?   Those evil Jews!

goldfish1's picture

And this now in:

Nuclear is the safest form of power, says top UK scientist

Sir David King says nuclear power is a 'massive economic opportunity' and should be pursued despite incidents in Japan

Stepping on to a transatlantic flight will expose a person to more radiation than walking around the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan – even in its current state of near-meltdown – according to the UK government's former chief scientist.

I nominate him to prove it.

goldfish1's picture

In other news:

Obama administration announces massive coal mining expansion

US decision to green-light new round of coal mining in Wyoming undermines Obama's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, say environmentalists


EireWhiteTrash's picture

Me thinks Japan nuclear reactors also sick with Stuxnet Virus - it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

romanko's picture

is this zerohedge, or ?

BearishFeijoadaSushi's picture

Smoke could no longer be seen by around 7 p.m. (6 a.m. ET), a company spokesman told reporters.

Of course, smoke just disappeared though we own the PP, we didn't know where it was coming from. The important thing is that it disappeared whatever that was... probably someone making tea at the kitchen.

NotApplicable's picture

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!

LivermoreJim's picture

Under what conditions and how often does smoke rise from a reactor?  I think it's rare.  Given that and the earthquake and tsunami, I think it's reasonable to suppose a connection.  Time will tell.

AN0NYM0US's picture

Fuku Dani Fuku Daiichi- can you imagine Erin or most if not all of the bobble heads trying to figure this out

SilverFiend's picture

Hey GW,  where is a post on US attacks on Libya?

GoingLoonie's picture

You know the boys in Washington DC are losing control of the economy when they have to drop bombs in the desert of Libya as a distraction.  Something big must be happening........

Antarctico's picture

Broccoli that is not radioactive is worth fighting for!

SilverFiend's picture

I read that on your blog. Broccoli, funny.  But why not call it as it is?  Obama's oil war?

George Washington's picture

Because the fact that it is "Obama's oil war" is so obvious ...

SilverFiend's picture

I have to admit GW,  I read you wrong initially.  My apologies.  Keep it up.

George Washington's picture

Here's an article I started, but I need to find juicier info to make it interesting:


Is Nobel Prize Winner Obama More Brutal Than Bush?


Many governments, U.S. congressmen and other individuals have demanded that Obama return his Nobel peace prize for bombing Libya without congressional approval.

I noted in 2009, in a post entitled "Can Nobel Prize Winner Obama At LEAST Stop the Torture?":

You may assume that things have changed after President Obama was sworn in.

However, the Obama Department of Justice is trying to protect torture memo writer John Yoo. As constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley notes:

The president literally has gotten onto a plane this evening to go to Norway to accept the Nobel Prize, while his Justice Department is effectively gutting a major part of Nuremberg.

The Obama administration is arguing not only that they shouldn't be prosecuted, but it's now saying that you shouldn't even be able to sue them civilly .... It's an international disgrace.


Well, it may be a disgrace, but at least torture isn't continuing under the Obama administration, right?

In fact, many reporters have said that the Bagram prison facility in Afghanistan is worse than Guantanamo ever was. Moreover, abuse is apparently still occurring there.

As Spiegel wrote on September 21, 2009, in an article entitled "Prisoner Abuse Continues at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan":

US President Barack Obama has spoken out against CIA prisoner abuse and wants to close Guantanamo. But he tolerates the existence of Bagram military prison in Afghanistan, where more than 600 people are being held without charge. The facility makes Guantanamo look like a "nice hotel," in the words of one military prosecutor...

Bagram is "the forgotten second Guantanamo," says American military law expert Eugene Fidell, a professor at Yale Law School. "But apparently there is a continuing need for this sort of place even under the Obama administration.

"From the beginning, "Bagram was worse than Guantanamo," says New York-based attorney Tina Foster, who has argued several cases on behalf of detainee rights in US courts. "Bagram has always been a torture chamber."

And what does Obama say? Nothing. He never so much as mentions Bagram in any of his speeches. When discussing America's mistreatment of detainees, he only refers to Guantanamo.

Obama still never mentions Bagram.

Spiegel continues:

From the beginning, Bagram was notorious for the brutal forms of torture employed there. Former inmates report incidents of sleep deprivation, beatings and various forms of sexual humiliation [and rape with sticks]...

At least two men died during imprisonment. One of them, a 22-year-old taxi driver named Dilawar, was suspended by his hands from the ceiling for four days, during which US military personnel repeatedly beat his legs. Dilawar died on Dec. 10, 2002. In the autopsy report, a military doctor wrote that the tissue on his legs had basically been "pulpified." As it happens, his interrogators had already known -- and later testified -- that there was no evidence against Dilawar...

However attorney Tina Foster feels that the new initiative is just a cosmetic measure. "There is absolutely no difference between the Bush administration and the Obama administration's position with respect to Bagram detainees' rights," she says during an interview with SPIEGEL in her office in the New York borough of Queens.

And see this.

Moreover, Obama is still apparently allowing "rendition flights" - where prisoners are flown to countries which freely torture - to continue. This itself violates the Geneva Convention and the War Crimes Act of 1996.

Specifically, to the extent that the U.S. is sending prisoners to other countries for the express purpose of being tortured are true, violation of the war crimes act by the highest officials of our country would be probable. For who else but Obama, Gates and other top officials would have the ability to authorize such flights? How could such a program be undertaken without their knowledge? And how could such a program be anything but the intentional "ordering" of torture, or at least "knowing about it" and "failing to take steps to stop it"?

Finally, Jeremy Scahill - the reporter who broke most of the stories on Blackwater - says that some forms of torture at Guantanamo have continued under Obama, and may even have gotten worse. For example, Scahill points out that:

The Center for Constitutional Rights released a report titled "Conditions of Confinement at Guantánamo: Still In Violation of the Law," which found that abuses continued. In fact, one Guantanamo lawyer, Ahmed Ghappour, said that his clients were reporting "a ramping up in abuse" since Obama was elected.

As Marjorie Cohen - professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past president of the National Lawyers Guild - writes at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy:

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is facing court-martial for leaking military reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico brig in Virginia. Each night, he is forced to strip naked and sleep in a gown made of coarse material. He has been made to stand naked in the morning as other inmates walked by and looked. As journalist Lance Tapley documents in his chapter on torture in the supermax prisons in The United States and Torture, solitary confinement can lead to hallucinations and suicide; it is considered to be torture. Manning's forced nudity amounts to humiliating and degrading treatment, in violation of U.S. and international law.

Nevertheless, President Barack Obama defended Manning's treatment, saying, "I've actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures . . . are appropriate. They assured me they are." Obama's deference is reminiscent of President George W. Bush, who asked "the most senior legal officers in the U.S. government" to review the interrogation techniques. "They assured me they did not constitute torture," Bush said.


After State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley criticized Manning's conditions of confinement, the White House forced him to resign. Crowley had said the restrictions were "ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid." It appears that Washington is more intent on sending a message to would-be whistleblowers than on upholding the laws that prohibit torture and abuse.


Torture is commonplace in countries strongly allied with the United States. Vice President Omar Suleiman, Egypt's intelligence chief, was the lynchpin for Egyptian torture when the CIA sent prisoners to Egypt in its extraordinary rendition program. A former CIA agent observed, "If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear - never to see them again - you send them to Egypt." In her chapter in The United States and Torture, New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer cites Egypt as the most common destination for suspects rendered by the United States.


GoingLoonie's picture

Hey George, I knew something was up with Obama before the election when he pursed his lips just like W Bush.  Remember W started it after his "cheek" operation-because his smirk reminded everyone of the spoiled kid they beat up in high school.  Anyway, same smirk created by the same doctor for the same puppet masters.  Obama is just another W.  From Gates to the prisons, to the wars and oil.  We did not get one bit of change.

DollarMenu's picture

GW, this sounds pretty 'juicy' to me, but you make the call.

I just hope this info/reporting does not remain buried in this thread

about Japan and it's saga.

For which, btw, I say thank you.


Matte_Black's picture

We're gonna need a bigger shroud.

duckduckMOOSE's picture

1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder: I want to serve this to the men. Taste it and let me know what you think.
[Yossarian takes a bite]
Yossarian: What is it?
1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder: Chocolate covered cotton.
Yossarian: What are you, crazy?
1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder: No good, huh?
Yossarian: For Christ's sake, you didn't even take the seeds out.
1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder: Is it really that bad?
Yossarian: It's cotton!


Internet Tough Guy's picture

This sounds just like a Gulf of Mexico post by'George Washington' which stated that there were 'secret' extra leaks in the Gulf. GW declared that everyone on the Gulf of Mexico would die after the BP oil spill. Turns out the only person who dropped dead was Matt Simmons, after making disastrous GW-like statements. Does GW learn from this episode  that screaming in panic and running in circles might be overkill? No, he goes on to whip up the next disaster panic.

Ever think GW might be selling iodine pills? Or taking too many of them?

davidgn's picture

They ARE dying, right under our noses.

"Physician treating oil cleanup workers: 'These people, they are going to die… I’m telling you, we are going to lose patients'" (3/28/11)

And: is it a "plankton bloom?" What will the independent tests say? (3/22/11)

andybev01's picture

Gulf oil news?...yesterdays.

Arkadaba's picture

And the refusal to release results on recent dolphin deaths is somewhat suspicious ...

Personally, I think this is a still unfolding environmental clusterfuck that will continue for years. Sad that the American people and the mainstream media have the attention span of a gnat.

ArgentDawn's picture

I'd like to say that there are plenty of places to find people with tough guy's mentality.


GW stay on target, you are the current leader in alt news, as the "doom forums" are no longer of service having been taken over by bots and trolls.

Internet Tough Guy's picture

You mean the mentality of holding a perma-screechers record up to ridicule?

Because GW sure isn't going to talk about it.

Matte_Black's picture

Stick around, tough guy. It took billions of years for the GOM to evolve.

You think it's going to die off in a day? a season? a year?

Let me guess: long BP, right?

Internet Tough Guy's picture

Not long BP, and unlike Simmons not short BP either.

Go back and read GW's posts on the subject; he wasn't talking about the marine life dying eventually. He sold the Simmons line that the people would die when the wind blew off the water. Shameless fearmongering. 

Confucious 222's picture

"He sold the Simmons line that the people would die when the wind blew off the water."

People ARE dying because of it. If it takes a few months or years, does that somehow "not count" for you? People will become sick and die because of the Fukushima radiation. It is not instantaneous death. In the end, we all die. The GOM benzene and Fukushima radiation just put the Grim Reaper on roller skates. Cheat some out of some quality time with their family. Bankrupt them as they cough their guts up. You know, little stuff like that.

greenbear's picture

Grim Reaper on roller skates

That's Good!  Thank you for yet another excellent post, sir.  One was covered on a YouTube silver video: ... @09:14


Bicycle Repairman's picture

You nailed it.  These people will suffer and die nice-and-quiet-like.  No need to count them.

andybev01's picture

"The GOM benzene and Fukushima radiation just put the Grim Reaper on roller skates."

Love that.

(and whoever junked confucious; kiss the fattest part of my ass.)

goldfish1's picture

Are there or are there not sick, dying and dead as a result of the GOM disaster?

randocalrissian's picture

More radiation means more Japanese QE which means more bullish US stocks and more US currency coming your way, you can weave it into a fancy and worthless umbrella which will protect you from radiation fallout which = problem solven .. QE Demonstrandum

fockewulf190's picture

Wonder how many workers have been stripped from this SNAFU facility only to be sent to their deaths at the FUBAR Daiichi facility. 

Yield2Greatness's picture

Is this good news or bad news?