TEPCO Knew Radiation In Seawater Is 7.5 Million Above Normal Before It Started Dumping Radioactivity In Sea On Monday

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:41 | 1136015 FLUSA.com
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Not to worry...the solution to polution is dilution.....or some shit like that.... 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:44 | 1136029 oh_bama
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Stop buying anything made in Japan. Those people are really not responsible.. The environment is demaged for good. Sigh..

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:49 | 1136032 Cash_is_Trash
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Gojira, gojira for sure now!

This is not good.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:48 | 1136438 Popo
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I must be mssing something.  Help me out here:  According to the above article, TEPCO knew that it needed to vent the excess water from the reactors -- so they decided to empty that water into ....(wait for it)...  THE SEA???

Does it strike anyone as particularly odd that a country with an international reputation for logistical and engineering mastery could not find another, more secure receptacle for said radioactive water?   Even if the solution was to empty the water into 1000 individual tanks, and submerge those tanks to the bottom of the sea -- that would be preferable to an uncontrolled release into open water.




If this disaster had happened in China, the government would have executed management by now.   Fortunately, this being Japan -- we can rest assured that management will do the right thing, fall on their swords and commit harikari.




Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:59 | 1137188 oogs66
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C'mon, who hasnt take a piss in the ocean?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:10 | 1139205 euclidean
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Cute Popo-san, yet sobokuna. Hari kari gone way of samurai. Since money print, TEPCO-CEO-san get big promotion, one day work as Minister for Economics once get better.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:48 | 1136036 euclidean
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Tried calling WB7 today. His answering machine has been changed to "How's them radioactive apples now?!?!"

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:04 | 1136064 Herman Strandsc...
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Its not the ordinary japanese folk who are to blame so there's no point telling them to shove their japanese goods up where the rising sun don't shine. No, boycott politicians and the companies directly involved. Insist there is the death penalty and torture for company people responsible for such cock-ups and destruction to our world.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:13 | 1136084 youngman
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They might want to start thinking about dropping all their imports taxes and embargos on our food products...like meat...they say its tainted with growth hormones....hows about a little radiation for ya......that Kobe beef ain´t no more.....baby

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:50 | 1136435 TruthInSunshine
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Using my 'never has failed so far' multiplier of taking what TEPCO says, revisions included, the radiation in the seawater near Daiichi is now 750 million times above normal.

I hope this doesn't hurt the fish, make it's way into evaporized sea water (thus forming rain), get into the ground water and ultimately, tap water, soak crops, animals and people, or do anything unpleasant.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:10 | 1136284 Broder_Tuck
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Actually, the death penalty maybe would have a effect on corporate crime, in contrast to crime amongst the socioeconomic substrata that lives in misery and have nothing (including their hopeless lives) to loose. If so, I'm tempted to say "I'm all for it". But then again a modern Gulag would be much much better, a up-to-date version where former bankers, fundmanagers and TEPCO-managers could be put to work in labour-intensive infrastructureprojects. That way their bodies could still be of use to the society in labour-camps or optional medical experiments, the death penalty would just be a stupid waste of otherwise usefull biomass. That's all they are and can aspire to be by the way. Biomass - at best usefull to sociey. And further more it would just be rational economically speaking,  a fact they can enjoy and meditate about while the blisters in their hands hurt.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:40 | 1137054 Bananamerican
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oh, + this.


Last day we'll ever know

Babylon alseep

Father God the Hammer

Drive the nails in deep

Sliding from the edge of history these men are gray...


Drive them all away

Oh God

Drive them all away

On the last day we'll ever know...

Drive them all away


Wed, 04/06/2011 - 03:14 | 1137555 Broder_Tuck
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Oh they will be driven away alright. When the monetary system collapses the justice will be swift and ruthless. Under the transition phase a kind of natural law of power in numbers will take effect. Starving mobs will ransack the Hamptons and its residents will be beaten to death in the streets. Forget marshall law, like Ruppert is saying - it's to expensive. Think L.A.-riots squared. There are certain areas where the remaining police will not go. On the other hand there are also certain adresses that the lynchmobs will start to visit. With the intention of punishing someone, anybody that has perfect skin, soft hands and reeks of unethically aquired capital. Homes will be set on fire and the slow moving targets will be hanged in the nearest lamp-post. The only hope for the stigmatized former elites will be to head for the woods. Most will die in one weak from starvation and the brutal conditions of the wild. Some will be eaten by bears or go mad with fear and try to kill themselves. But dying by ones own hand will be hard without bullets, drugs or rope. They will roam the wilderness, robbed of their dignity and humanity. Karma is a bitch indeed. No one will give them shelter or offer forgiveness for ruining the entire world. The remaining of them will in good time be tracked down and destroyed like deceased animals. Like a hideous plague of the land as Dr Thompson once put it. All the while, the hydrogen in the reactors all over the north american continent starts popping like popcorn, and the mass-migrations will commence. See you guys on The Road.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:20 | 1136108 Hammer Time
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Stop buying anything made by General Electric. Those people are really not responsible.. The environment is demaged for good. Sigh..

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:32 | 1137732 RichardP
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The environment is demaged for good.

How is this G.E.'s fault?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:01 | 1136058 Sudden Debt
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Yes, nothing really serious. Like at it like banks diluting their stocks in 2010 by billions and billions and billions, and still there where plenty of morons buying them.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:28 | 1136142 Careless Whisper
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Well there's morons everywhere. Like the moron who wrote this op-ed piece in a Westchecter County, NY newspaper, about Indian POint Nuclear Plant (about 50 miles north of Manhattan). He is not a nuclear expert, rather the president of a local business group.  He says Indian Point's safety record "is without incident for 30 years". A outright lie! Also, it is "designed to withstand a 7.0-magnitude earthquake". Another total lie.

Indian Point is not Fukushima



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:12 | 1136311 breezer1
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edgar cayce says that new york will be hit by a sunami and will never recover.

also , what will readings be in 6 months ?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:40 | 1136179 AnAnonymous
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Not to worry...the solution to polution is dilution.....or some shit like that.... 


But of course it is. Any lasting radioactive pollution they get out of this event is good to them. It will raise the norm of natural radioactivity that one can observe in a natural environment.

More and more radioactive incidents will rise the norm making each incident less threatening once compared to natural radioactivity. It takes time but with effort and dedication, things get done.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:18 | 1136326 IQ 145
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 Iodine=five days; expert vis a vis foreign fish=paid propagandist or fool.  value of post=laughable ignorance.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:19 | 1136374 Byte Me
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131I T= 8.1 days

133Xe T= 5.3 days

Clearly your IQ is too high to understand these half-life values, yet you keep posting this fallacious drivel.

(I didn't junk you.) You probably did that yourself..

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:30 | 1136386 tmosley
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Hey stupid.  Iodine isn't the issue here.  Cesium is.  Pay attention, douchebag.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:45 | 1136442 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""Hey stupid.  Iodine isn't the issue here.  Cesium is.""

The Amount of Radioactive Fuel at Fukushima DWARFS Chernobyl ...


Zeolites, Iodine info....


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:14 | 1136783 Triggernometry
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Indeed Iodine seems the least of the troubles when considering Cesium and Strontium, but why has any mention of Plutonium suddenly vanished? Pu radioisotopes can have half-lives up to 24,500 years. If they are worried that 30 year half-life isotopes concentrate in the upper food chain, where is the concern for where longer lasting radioactive particles end up?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:10 | 1136851 BigJim
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I junked you. How many times do you need to be told that the half-life of Iodine-131 is 8 days?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:20 | 1136911 BigJim
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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 12:43 | 1137486 krispkritter
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Hey Captain IQ, why not put on your silver unitard and jet off to Fukushima for a nice swim in their lagoon? While you're at it, try the local fish, have some spinach salad, and wash it down with some nice local water. When your day-glo ass attempts to gain re-entry into the US and you get flagged as radioactive then try to explain that it will all go away in 5 days and 'no worries!'. I'm sure the couple of burly TSA types that give you a nice rubdown ala Silkwood with steel wool and grill sponges will take heed and be gentle. On your way back to confinement/quarantine please request a guard slam your head repeatedly between door and jamb in order to knock some sense into your pathetically dumb ass. Fishing for junks is apparently the only thing you're able to accomplish in this life but you might be able to create some hilarity on this end by filming your adventures...oh, and please hang your junk in a working microwave just to make sure you can't breed...Thanks in advance.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 16:19 | 1138428 naughtius maximus
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Best slam post ever!

Wed, 04/06/2011 - 05:03 | 1140003 longorshort
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Ban this moron.  This beyond stupid.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:42 | 1136416 Don Birnam
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"...a country which once was believed to care about its people and the environment..."

Care about the environment indeed -- the environment for business in the specialty meat trade: World bans notwithstanding, Japan remains perhaps the most active whaling nation in the Pacific.


Tue, 04/05/2011 - 10:13 | 1136573 InconvenientCou...
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"Not to worry...the solution to polution is dilution.....or some shit like that...."


Ironically, the reverse is true in food chains. Pollution accumulates at the top. The decision to eat tuna will be a tad more serious than in the "good old days".

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:42 | 1136018 bob_dabolina
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I've already given up on all seafood and the only aquatic organisms I will eat are bonafide farm raised.

With all the corexit, oil, radiation and everything else is it really worth it?

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:48 | 1136033 AN0NYM0US
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have you considered giving up eating?

Dangers of Aquafarmed Fish Do you know where your salmon really came from?



Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:54 | 1136044 bob_dabolina
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I don't really care about sick fish...that's why we cook them.

I'd also prefer the antibotics over the radioactive nucliotides and corexit.

lol...justa' preference I suppose.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:32 | 1136392 tmosley
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Aquaculture is an easy, highly productive solution to that.  I'm planning on setting up such a system over the next couple of years, pending other priorities.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:42 | 1136020 mogul rider
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Jesus Christ - NATO bomb the TEPCO head office for christ sakes

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 09:14 | 1136322 breezer1
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bomb GE too. and Goldman Squid. and the Fed. and....

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:42 | 1136021 Drag Racer
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the fish are already glowing...


funny thing how I got junked for saying they were dumping water into the sea a few days ago...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:17 | 1136091 Global Hunter
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the top story in the top stories link attached to the fish article on NHK says "leak at Fukushima appears to be lessening".

Are people in the press brain dead?  When did they become cheerleaders for this nonsense?  Complicate fools who should be held accountable. 

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:43 | 1136023 GetZeeGold
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Geez......and that's about all I got to say about that.




Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:43 | 1136025 mogul rider
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We bought 120 cans of tuna a month ago for the impending inflationary spiral. Little did we realize what would happen a week after we did.


Prescient? Hell no damn lucky

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:48 | 1136034 MarkD
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MR.....My wife did the same. We call it our pre-tsunami tuna.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:51 | 1136040 AN0NYM0US
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some call it cat food

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:58 | 1136056 Golden monkey
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Sure, but cat food is better than no food...

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 16:34 | 1138466 gall batter
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I just bought 25 cans of wild salmon.  Feel like a survivalist.  

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:47 | 1136030 jkruffin
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Anyone seen or heard any news out of the Philippines regarding radiation? I've got family over there, and they seem to take the American style point of view when it comes to news, and that means lie to cover the lie, or just don't say anything.  They have to be feeling this in some fashion wouldn't you think?  I can't find dink anywhere on the net that has updated info.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:50 | 1136042 magpie
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German news had a short story about a supposed panic in Manila over an incoming radioactive cloud - seems to have been some textmessage induced scare.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:47 | 1136031 magpie
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Long imported surimi.

Maybe freshwater fish raised in lead tanks from now on.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 10:18 | 1136595 usefuloutput
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As long as the lead doesn't enter the fish raised in the tank.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 07:51 | 1136038 bob_dabolina
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This half-life talk of the isotopes is underplayed.

It will take 80-100 days for Iodine 131/133 to break down completely and 400 years for Caesium134.  


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