TEPCO Releases Helicopter Overflight Fukushima Devastation Video

Tyler Durden's picture

Dramatic images from Fukushima as TEPCO releases yet another perspective of the crippled nuclear power plant, this time from a Helicopter overflight from March 16 at 4pm local time. Too bad there is no Geiger counter caption to go with all the other ones.

h/t Martyn Williams

 

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AN0NYM0US's picture
Delusional Comments in Support of Delusion Policy

by James West on March 17, 2011

Bloomberg is not generally known to publish tripe indiscriminately. Yet the most recent piece by Bloomberg columnist Caroline Salas demonstrates an absence of editorial presence that embarrases the venerable publication.

 

 

http://www.midasletter.com/index.php/delusional-comments-in-support-of-d...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-17/bernanke-in-testimony-can-prove...

To contact the reporter on this story: Caroline Salas in New York at csalas1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chris Wellisz at cwellisz@bloomberg.net

jus_lite_reading's picture

WOW! No wonder high radiation is detected 70 KM from FUKUSHIMA!!!!

http://fiatsfire.blogspot.com/2011/03/radioactive-japan-geiger-counter-4...

This guy should get the eff out now!

SilverRhino's picture

>>Radioactive Japan - Geiger Counter 45 Miles From Fukushima Shows Radiation Off The Dial;

Got a source for that?

ArgentDawn's picture

Source is questionable, but it is linked in the article if you read it..

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-573238

IQ 145's picture

 kThanks for the post; that's pretty convincing, alright.

Confuchius's picture

You round eyes have short memories. (we knew that: measured in microseconds)

You set off a thousand (or was it a million) uranium bombs + hydrogen bombs all over the Pacific and seemed not to give a shit about your people or anyone else's.

trav7777's picture

iReporter's meter is set on x.1...there's no way to know from that what the actual CPM is, only that it appears higher than 240 which would be 10x normal background.

Ataraxia's picture

Did anyone notice what appears to be the outer containment structure of reactor three sitting off to the side? There's not one comment on this thread about the damage shown in the video.

depression's picture

OK so dumb question here but where exactly do they plan to plug the new power cord in that mess ? and then what is supposed to happen once the power cord is connected ?

aerojet's picture

The whole "power cord" thing doesn't make much sense to me.  If power was their whole problem, why not just airlift in a few gensets using heavy lift helicopters?  They must have equipment like that.  Something doesn't add up.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Agreed. If something smells fishy, its probably dead fish

jus_lite_reading's picture

Agreed. If something smells fishy, its probably dead fish

Stuck on Zero's picture

Eeeeeewwwwww!  That's disgusting.

Paul Bogdanich's picture

"Bloomberg is not generally known to publish tripe indiscriminately."

 

Since when?  Bloomberg is a major propaganda mouthpiece.

prophet's picture

Fashion something like a cement pumper truck augmented with a sufficiently thick lead encasement for the operator cab and cameras and drive the thing up there.

TomJoad's picture

Don't forget the Boron injection system!

prophet's picture

Some nostalgia for tough times.

http://www.matttrailer.com/the_gauntlet_1977

"  ... and this is my gun Clyde."

" Now you can come along peacefully or you can be a pain in the ass"

Stuck on Zero's picture

You are absolutely correct and thinking like a level headed engineer. There should be a staging are a few miles offsite with hundreds of welders, engineers, metal fabs, military units and other capable groups fabricating equipment to handle the situation.

Unfortunately, bureaucrats and other idiots are in charge and so waffling and confusion will rein until the problem is insurmountable.

Dr_Dazed's picture

Don't you think that their disorganized response might be partially due to the fact they just suffered something of a shake?  Maybe a little rinse down afterward?  If this were the only problem they would probably be all over it, but there's several concurrent disasters to be addressed.

A Texan's picture

That Japan has other problems is quite obvious.  However, as bad as those other problems are, none has the potential to create such devastation in the short run as a failure of the cooling systems on these reactors.  Whenever there's a disaster, you take care of the biggest problem first.

 

Besides, Japan is one of the most advanced nations on the planet, and there are 130 million of them, so it is actually possible to walk and chew gum at the same time.  The Japanese PM should have designated one minister to be in charge of containing this problem and given him whatever power is necessary to do so.  Moving a few huge generators and some new pumping equipment to this plant, along with welders, engineers, etc . and their equipment is certainly well within the capabilities of their military and power industry - no one that I know of is ready to invade Japan this week, so its not like they're too busy with other things.  Finally, we and others have offered help.  I think that the problem is one of not wanting to look bad in and out of the country - which, if this is the case, is criminally stupid.  If it isn't, then their PM is either as lazy as Obambi, or drunk like Stalin after the Nazis invaded.  Whatever the answer, the appropriate steps have not been taken - and they could have been, one way or another.

RunningMan's picture

Excellent comment. It is never shameful to ask for help, especially in dire times.

yipcarl's picture

http://anncoulter.com/

 

Tyler or anyone at Zero... I wanted to send you this link.  Read this story and please comment. 

alien-IQ's picture

Ann Coulter? Really? Do we have to? Can't we just go out and club a few baby seals instead and get the same effect?

tmosley's picture

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to read anything written by that partisan moron either.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

To be honest I couldn't make it past the second paragarph.

With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.

This only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans that radiation at any dose is bad. There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine.

DarkAgeAhead's picture

For an interesting contrarian view on radiation and nuclear as "green", Stuart Brand's latest book is decent, though I wonder if he's eating his words right now.

Pseudo Anonym's picture

contrarian view on radiation and nuclear as "green"

havent read the book; but there are apparently spa-like facilities in abandoned uranium mines, some place in europe, where people go for short but frequent visits to improve their health. I thought it was yet another scam. maybe not.

trav7777's picture

there are areas people live in which have 200x background and there are no abundance of cancers.  Actually the people are quite healthy.

McDonald's is a bigger risk so far than Fukushima

duo's picture

Bad Kreuznach Germany has a cave where you could go in and breath Radon.  Thought to cure tuberculosis.  It's been walled off since 1920 or so.

TomJoad's picture

Perhaps she is floating this as the "conservative alternative" to Obamacare?  We'll just take any "At Risk" groups and expose them to "Low levels" of curative radiation.  The more "At Risk" the groups are, the higher levels of radiation they get. Perhaps the radiation will be administered in a "Day Spa" setting something like Roman baths. Or even better, Large group showers. That's the ticket.

 

Jump! You Bankster Fuckers!

JW n FL's picture
by TomJoad
on Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:12
#1066923

 

Perhaps she is floating this as the "conservative alternative" to Obamacare?   

**************************************************************

Providing health care to every citizen in the United States is not what is killing our Country..

Here, pick 2 weeks and pay for Health Care.. http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/tot_operation_schedule.html#

TomJoad's picture

Ummmmmm. Ever heard of "A Modest Proposal?"

Full text linked below:

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

 

(hint: "Large group showers" was the final giveaway)

JW n FL's picture
by TomJoad
on Thu, 03/17/2011 - 12:12
#1066923

 

Perhaps she is floating this as the "conservative alternative" to Obamacare?   

**************************************************************

Providing health care to every citizen in the United States is not what is killing our Country..

Here, pick 2 weeks and pay for Health Care.. http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/tot_operation_schedule.html#

FilthyLucre's picture

The cure is worse than the disease?

h4rdware's picture

Some evidence emerged (following studies conducted at Pripyat) that there are enzyme-level (DNA) repair mechanisms built into most organisms that activate when background radiation rises high enough. Presumably this mechanism defaults to 'off' because there is some hidden cost, or causes other problems if it becomes too active.

It is probably a throwback to disruptive events like meteor strikes or tectonic mayhem in the distant past.

It wasn't recognised until recently because most of the health data relating to radiation exposure until at least the 1980s was based on data gathered from studies on the effects in Japan from WWII, and they cut off the data sampling *above* the level at which the enzyme repair system is most active/useful.

In summary, small doses of radiation may prove to be useful in some circumstances. But too much is only ever going to be bad. So, as is always the case, expect the whole idea to be twisted and abused to suit any given argument.

Bastiat's picture

Oh it's GOOD for you -- Methman will be all over that!

Harmonious_Dissonance's picture

"Silver is $5 to dig out of the ground & Plutonium should be in flinstones vitamins, it's that safe." -Meth Man

SilverIsKing's picture

Hey...is this the same Yipcarl that predicted $500 gold by now...oh sorry, by next month?

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gold-takes-one-german-fin-min-comments#...

Credibility at its finest!

JW n FL's picture

What he meant to say... is that all that Rusty Gold should only be worth $500 bucks an oz... ***LULZ!!!!!!!!!!!!***

alien-IQ's picture

Only in the mind of that pernicious fascist party slut of a stupid nowhere cunt could such an outrageous falsehood be born...And I, of course, mean that in the best possible way.

HamyWanger's picture

"With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.


This only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans that radiation at any dose is bad. There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine."

 

I'm glad such a smart and beautiful woman as Ann Coulter finally brings the light to the truth and agrees with me.

 

Nuclear radiation has always been good for the human body. 

Stuck on Zero's picture

The effect is well know and referred to as: "Hormesis". 

TomJoad's picture

"Ever been to Utah? Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too. When they canceled the project it almost did me in. One day my mind was full to bursting. The next day - nothing. Swept away. But I'll show them. I had a lobotomy in the end."

 

 

Jump! You Bankster Fuckers!

alien-IQ's picture

same wave length...scary:)

Dustin de Wynde's picture

I slowed down the pitch here http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150126180757668 (which totally adds to it me thinks), and I added the above as subtitles.

 

Funny thing about my Dad, not only was he also a nuclear physicist, he dressed and sounded just like J. Frank Parnell, to the point of this speech about radiation being almost word for word verbatim real life stuff I heard him say, more than once, right after 3 Mile Island, and long *before* this movie came out, he also completely looked like J. Frank Parnell too.

To the point that I cringed when I first saw Repo Man and hoped that my friends wouldn't spot the connection and make fun of him.

 

JW n FL's picture

FaceBook is the Devils Work! http://www.zerohedge.com/article/facebook-goldman-sachs-we-trust

 

Now you are either the devil or his minion? or stupid??

Dustin de Wynde's picture

In answer to your questions, neither, that word has never applied to me, and I could have written that GS/FB story myself.

Simply posted it there in that environment because I added a subtitle scroll and I just didn't want it blocked by YouTube's ads.

alien-IQ's picture

I believe she got her research from J. Frank Parnell...the mad scientist in the movie Repo Man who said:

"Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too. When they canceled the project it almost did me in. One day my mind was full to bursting. The next day - nothing. Swept away. But I'll show them. I had a lobotomy in the end...Friend of mine had one. Designer of the neutron bomb. You ever hear of the neutron bomb? Destroys people - leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until - BLAMMO. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again. "

TomJoad's picture

Here is the full segment from youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qljXevEW2W0&feature=related

 

I think I'll download the whole movie and watch it tonight.

alien-IQ's picture

Oh that movie has been in my permanent collection for years and years. Had my first copy on VHS...that's how long I've had it.

Definitely a cult classic.