Update on Japan's Nuclear Crisis

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Wed, 08/17/2011 - 09:11 | 1568522 pama
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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 07:33 | 1493835 pama
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Seems rational until you realize Japan has the same problem the US does.
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Sat, 07/16/2011 - 09:11 | 1461913 hama
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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 07:42 | 1458773 hama
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Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:07 | 1129676 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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    Western Canada is in the World's Sweet Spot.   

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


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Sun, 04/03/2011 - 10:20 | 1129636 GreenSideUp
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The US bombed Iraq because they supposedly had WMDs.  Yet, here we have a nuke power plant spewing WMDs all over the world and unless I'm missing something, nobdy seems to care.  

Maybe it's just me, but these days, I can't make sense of much of anything...

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:58 | 1129766 nmewn
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Is it terrorism or a "man made disaster"???...it is hard to tell these days...LOL.

Maybe if TEPCO had started several wars with neighboring power companies as it raped, tortured and committed genocide on it's own people it would make more sense ;-)

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 15:03 | 1130138 Kobe Beef
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If TEPCO had done all that as a sponsored puppet of a certain rogue superpower, they would definitely have been "liquidated" sooner or later.

Of course if TEPCO had oil or opium, CIA advisors & the marines would be on the ground right now. :-)

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 20:12 | 1130793 nmewn
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Just like Libya!...hell they even let em loose to lead the charge!...LOL.


Allah Akbar!...or sumpin ;-)

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 09:57 | 1129618 UninterestedObserver
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"getting better in some ways"


I guess I missed that part unless of course you choose to take ANYTHING the Japanses Govt is saying as having more than 15% truth

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 06:49 | 1129488 savagegoose
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pay my family $1 mill i ll go pour the damned concrete

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 05:26 | 1129443 Lapri
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2nd attempt to stop the water gushing from the pit failed, for now. TEPCO said so in the latest press conference. Polymer, newspaper, and sawdust failed to stop water. But not to worry. They will try it again tomorrow.



Sun, 04/03/2011 - 02:09 | 1129332 AUD
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This is a good summary;


The most interesting bit is his assessment of the likelihood of massive damage to the fuel rods based on his experience at Three Mile Island.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 00:07 | 1129186 Neutron Ray
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Come one come all Fukushima Beach Party Aug. 18th !!!

"Hello !! If you're in Fukushima or the surrounding prefectures, be sure not to miss this great event !! Iwaki's biggest outdoor party !! This year is our 5th event, and last August we were joined by a staggering 10,000 people on the beach !!!!" Environmental - "This is a very special, fun event, but let's not forget where we are !! Outside is a great place to party, but let's look after the environment we're enjoying !! Please join us for the beach clean bonanzas, the mornings of the 18th & 19th !! And also support the activities with local, community leaders, where we'll be spreading EM Active Bio-agents that help the sand & plantlife become cleaner & healthier, completely naturally !!"

10,000 bio-robots cool maybe they can all help out at the power plant completely naturally of course. Register early I'm sure this year will be standing room only.



Sat, 04/02/2011 - 22:59 | 1129109 Plumplechook
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Very good presentation about the Fukushima crisis on Friday at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering by four eminent scholars. Particularly interesting presentation by Iven Mareels, Dean of Biomedical Engineering, who estimates the likelihood of a meltdown at the various reactors – reactor 1, around 70 percent, reactor 2 around 30 percent, and reactor 3, probably 100 percent.
Listen to talks and slides at :


Sun, 04/03/2011 - 01:03 | 1129254 Boxed Merlot
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Thank-you for the link.  These engineers presentations were somewhat reassuring though the voice inflections of the second speaker were a bit disconcerting.  These engineers carry a bit more weight in reducing my level of apocalyptic expectancy than any other information I've seen, read or heard recently.   Over-all, I'll remain in an elevated state of concern in No Cal but prayerful for success in the efforts of the brave souls fighting the good fight in Fukushima.  God speed.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 22:21 | 1129049 Gold Dog
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They need a great big caulking gun! Easy peasy...I won't say it!

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 21:10 | 1128936 treemagnet
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I wonder if the "its never been a better time to buy" commercials have been played yet......bubbles need all the help they can get, right?  If it were America you can bet your ass they would've ran by now.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 20:24 | 1128839 SqueekyFromm
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Well, I am watching this movie on Syfy, called Meteor, and they are shooting down meteors with something called Stinger missiles. Maybe they could just shoot some of these at Fukishima???

Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:34 | 1128770 Lapri
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And the NYT article is now scrubbed clean of the reference.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:50 | 1129745 nmewn
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All the news that's fit to censor.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:32 | 1128768 Lapri
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Also, Reuters' article you quoted for Reactor 2 gives an impression that the crack in the pit refers to the concrete pit where the reactor is located. That is not true at all. The pit is by the ocean, some distance away from the reactor building, and it is a pit for electrical work.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 18:39 | 1128663 57-71
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Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:23 | 1128751 MSimon
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I disagree.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:48 | 1129743 nmewn
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Same here...it was so heavily nuanced the point was lost ;-)

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:52 | 1128555 Hulk
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Chu's an idiot. His only skill is freeze drying atoms...

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:46 | 1129736 nmewn
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"Chu's an idiot."

Yes he is.

This is a man, who after he was appointed, was surprised to find oil was a part of the energy complex and thus fell under his purview as Secretary of Energy.

He fits right in up there.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 22:58 | 1129107 Neutron Ray
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Hulk has got that right about that moron Chu here's an article about insane Nobel prize winners who talk out their ass. Why isn't Dr. Science trapping all the radioactive atoms with a laser?





Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:11 | 1128727 ZerOhead
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Ahhh... Chu!

Yes I concur Hulkster!

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:06 | 1128717 Commander Cody
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Agree 100%.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:32 | 1128509 Lapri
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Plugging the pit with concrete already failed. My blog:



Also, check out AREVA's presentation on the plant situation:


Sun, 04/03/2011 - 04:05 | 1129403 geekgrrl
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Thanks... you've posted lots of important material... love your blog.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:55 | 1128562 AN0NYM0US
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thanks, good info

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:10 | 1128723 ZerOhead
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Listen up you little doomsday loving freak...

Repeat after me... "There is no problem at Fukushima!" :)

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 17:04 | 1128467 plata pura
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Time has long come for the Nipponese government to start the algal plume program.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 16:58 | 1128454 Omer Rosen
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Above Fox News video:

-about 8 seconds in she says: "...melted fuel is causing a small uncontrolled chain reaction there, sending out a burst of heat, radiation, and a blue flash of light. From what we understand this is not good news for the workers trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown there."

Really? From what you understand it's NOT good news? Thanks for the analysis...

-and then about 1 minute and 8 seconds in the reporter in Japan shows off 2 dosimeters while lamenting lack of dosimeters for TEPCO workers. Wait what?


Sun, 04/03/2011 - 01:32 | 1129301 i-dog
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Also note that the brave dosimeter expert---risking life and limb to bring us the truth!---is "reporting LIVE from Osaka" ... 350 miles away from Fukushima!!!!!!!!! (for those Americans who can't even find their way home from Walmart without a GPS, that's like "reporting live" from North Carolina on an incident in New York).


Sat, 04/02/2011 - 16:12 | 1128385 Sudden Debt
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The next phase will be when hundreds of thousands of people will get radiation sickness.

And when thousands will start to die, we'll get the kind of panic that will need mayor coverups.


Sat, 04/02/2011 - 18:58 | 1128706 onarga74
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Actually, the nice thing is that the radioactive garbage is leaking into the ocean.  Next year when the Japanese go whaling they won't need lights.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 18:38 | 1128666 Tunga
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Coverup? All they'll need to do is move the decimal point a half dozen places to the left. How hard is that? Fukushima.Fifty.Forever! ...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:52 | 1128343 Psquared
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We will not know the truth about this for another decade when the rates of cancer and birth defects have skyrocketed.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 16:24 | 1128403 Trying to Understand
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and those who work with and for the UN will continue to blame all illness on obesity and/or tobacco.... or whatever their favorite "sinful" product is of the time...

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 11:36 | 1129718 nmewn
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"and those who work with and for the UN will continue to blame all illness on obesity and/or tobacco.... or whatever their favorite "sinful" product is of the time..."


But of course, the nuke disaster is tax revenue neutral to negative, whereas there's just oodles and boodles compliant, zombified, mindless busy bodies to act as the tools of global statists everywhere.

And don't forget alcohol and that very worst offender...table salt!...a per grain tax on the noxious poison should be imposed globally...for the good of the people you see ;-)

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 20:31 | 1128852 Montgomery Burns
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Don't be stupid.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:31 | 1128292 mt paul
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those green peace guys 

should be dressed up like whales

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:29 | 1128284 ohbythebay
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So if you look at a map and the fact that this deadly disaster is spewing radioactive material into the oceans, how long before their fishing industry and the pacific ecology is affected ?

I guess we won't really be sure until Charlie the Tuna starts extolling the benefits of having 3 eyes and not to worry about mercury content because its the isotopes stored in the fatty tissues thats the real killer...:-)

Sushi anyone ?



Sat, 04/02/2011 - 15:27 | 1128283 Stuck on Zero
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I love this: "...water was preventing the concrete from hardening."  What???  Water makes concrete harden.  Is this more BS from TPTB.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 19:13 | 1128730 Hang The Fed
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It has to be in the proper proportions...too little water, and it's a clumpy, cracked mess.  Too much water, and it's a slurry that can't harden properly.  Add to that the salt from the water that they've been dumping all over it, and that complicates things greatly.  Succinctly, though, if the crack is large enough, long before the concrete can even stabilize, the lime and sand wash out, and you're left with a pile of gravel aggregate submerged in water.

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