Nuclear Update: Fukushima Unit 4 Is Sinking (Unevenly) ... Fracking Now Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants

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Fukushima Update: Unit 4 Is Sinking … Unevenly

The spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4 is the top short-term threat to humanity, and is a national security issue for America.

As such, it is disturbing news that the ground beneath unit 4 is sinking.

Specifically, Unit 4 sunk 36 inches right after the earthquake, and has sunk another 30 inches since then.

Moreover, Unit 4 is sinking unevenly, and the building may begin tilting.

An international coalition of nuclear scientists and non-profit groups are calling on the U.N. to coordinate a multi-national effort to stabilize the fuel pools. And see this.

Given the precarious situation at Unit 4, it is urgent that the world community pool its scientific resources to come up with a fix.

Earthquake-Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants

The American government has officially stated that fracking can cause earthquakes. Some fracking companies now admit this fact The scientific community agrees. See this, this, this, this and this.

Earthquakes can – of course – damage nuclear power plants. For example, even the operator of Fukushima and the Japanese government now admit that the nuclear cores might have started melting down before the tsuanmi ever hit. More here.

Indeed, the fuel pools and rods at Fukushima appear to have “boiled”, caught fire and/or exploded soon after the earthquake knocked out power systems. See this, this, this, this and this. And fuel pools in the United States store an average of ten times more radioactive fuel than stored at Fukushima, have virtually no safety features, and are vulnerable to accidents and terrorist attacks. And see this.

Indeed, American reactors may be even more vulnerable to earthquakes than Fukushima.

But American nuclear “regulators” have allowed numerous nuclear power plants to be built in earthquake zones (represented by black triangles in the following diagram):

 Earthquake Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear PlantsSome plants are located in very high earthquake risk zones:

No1 Earthquake Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants

(Note: Ignore  the long lines … they represent the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which present a huge danger of flooding nuclear reactors):

And they have covered up the risks from earthquakes for years … just like the Japanese regulators did. For example:

  • The NRC won’t even begin conducting its earthquake study for Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York until after relicensing is complete in 2013, because the NRC doesn’t consider a big earthquake “a serious risk”
  • Congressman Markey has said there is a cover up. Specifically, Markey alleges that the head of the NRC told everyone not to write down risks they find from an earthquake greater than 6.0 (the plant was only built to survive a 6.0 earthquake)
  • We have 4 reactors in California – 2 at San Onofre 2 at San Luis Obisbo – which are vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis

For example, Diablo Canyon is located on numerous earthquake faults, and a state legislator and seismic expert says it could turn into California’s Fukushima:

On July 26th 2011 the California Energy Commission held hearings concerning the state’s nuclear safety. During those hearings, the Chairman of the Commission asked governments experts whether or not they felt the facilities could withstand the maximum credible quake. The response was that they did not know.

This is similar to what happened at Fukushima: seismologists dire warnings were ignored (and see this.)

Yet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission doesn’t even take earthquake risk into account when deciding whether or not to relicense plants like Diablo Canyon.

Are They Fracking With Us?

American nuclear regulators are allowing earthquake-inducing fracking to be conducted mere feet from nuclear power plants.

As the Herald Standard reports:

Chesapeake Energy has a permit to frack just one mile from the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport. Whether that is cause for alarm, experts can’t say.




“Hydraulic fracturing near a nuclear plant is probably not a concern under normal circumstances,” [Richard Hammack, a scientist at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory] said. “If there is a pre-stress fault that you happen to lubricate there (with fracking solution), that is the only thing that might result in something that is (seismically) measurable.”

That’s not very reassuring, given that “lubrication” of faults is the main mechanism by which fracking causes earthquakes. (Indeed,  the point is illustrated by the analogous fact that leading Japanese seismologists say that the Fukushima earthquake “lubricated” nearby faults, making a giant earthquake more likely than ever.)

And as Akron Beacon Journal notes, fracking is allowed with 500 feet of nuclear plants:

“We’re not aware of any potential impacts and don’t expect any,” said FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young today. “We see no reason to be particularly concerned.”




[But] experts can’t say if the proposed well so close to two nuclear power plants is cause for concern.




DEP spokesperson John Poister told the Shale Reporter that there are no required setbacks specifically relating to a required distance between such shale wells and nuclear facilities, just a blanket regulation requiring a 500-foot setback from any building to a natural gas well.

Brilliant …


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Augustus's picture

Geo Wash, Geo Wash, Geo Wash,

Let not your heart be troubled by this nonsense internet fraud.

Your favorite news source, Before It's News, has now posted an update.  They quote an on the ground expert, Benjamin Fulford, as writing:

my advice to fukushima panic mongers is to buy their own personal geiger counter and check for themselves.  What we are seeing is clouds of disinformation and psy-ops, not radiation.  I know, I live here.

Calm your palpations and vow to henceforth not be the one to transmit such reckless lies.

shovelhead's picture

But yet, raising a few chickens in your back yard is forbidden because they pose a 'substantial public health risk'.

I give up. Seriously.

Broken beyond all repair.

rsnoble's picture

BTW a friend of mine just went to do a 6 week rebuild on some piece of equipment at a powerplant. Right next to the reactor inside. Just to prove how ignorant people are.......he exclaimed he is behind a 5' thick concrete wall and will have a spacesuit with a geiger counter attached. Boy, a collapsed economy will get people to do anything. He said it's ok, he doesn't want anymore kids anyhows. lol!

rsnoble's picture

Sweet! I'm surrounded and in a hi-risk earthquake zone! Oh well, at least DC and WallStreet are covered with little black triangles.

"Diablo canyon"---how appropriate lol.

How could people had been so fucking stupid as to build these damn things? Esp in this quantity? Must had something to do with never ending growth forecasts and greed, lmao. Idiots.

Dapper Dan's picture

You can NOT trust any government.

Gov't radiation monitoring posts not showing reality: Greenpeace

TOKYO, Oct. 23, Kyodo

Environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday a survey it carried out has found that many of the government's radiation monitoring spots set up in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis provide lower radiation readings than nearby locations, urging the government to publicize more accurate data to citizens.


Greenpeace said its survey, conducted from Oct. 16 to 19 in Fukushima city, showed that 30 of the 40 government-set monitoring posts in the surveyed area recorded lower radiation levels than surrounding areas within a 5- to 40-meter radius.


One monitoring post in a park showed less than one-twelfth the radiation levels seen in nearby areas in the same park.

luckylongshot's picture



WARNING! This is the worst-case scenario unfolding at Fukushima. According to Michael Eckstein, a researcher who lives only 50 miles from Fukushima, explosions and fires have occurred at spent fuel pools two and four over the past four days and now radiation levels are spiking enormously. THIS IS THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO BECAUSE OF THE THOUSANDS OF TONS OF PLUTONIUM CONTAINED IN THESE SPENT FUEL POOLS. This is now vapourizing into the atmosphere and being disseminated with the winds. Major cloud and radiation spike estimated to hit west coast of USA in two weeks or less.


"The Govt is willing to pay $5000 for 15min work,,,but no one has come forward. i can see the steam coming over the mountain here as im writing. I'm going to do a Live interview with CNN at 3pm my time, its 11:38am right now Monday morning. You should see it when you wake up. I am going to tell the truth like before. I want to give you the chance we and our children never got.

bunnyswanson's picture

This has already been debunked.  Though radiation levels do look erratic across America and Japan

We have enough on our plates already as it is...Dooms day in many different scenarios,

Debunking the above comment:


Discussion in forum of AboveTopSecret with links and well informed commenters.

Peter Pan's picture

The risk arising from nuclear power plants is highlighted by one and only one fact alone. No nuclear power plant would be profitable if it had to pay a market rate of insurance. Therefore, government (who else?) has stepped in and provided insurance cover.

It's all a big scam. Neither the FDC can insure bank accounts in full nor can anyone meet the cost of nuclear power plants going haywire.

Silver Alert's picture

“We’re not aware of any potential impacts and don’t expect any,” said FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young today. “We see no reason to be particularly concerned.”

New rule:

All regulatory personnel and nuclear plant administration, management & spokespeople are required to relocate their families to within 1 mile, in the predominant downwind direction, of a nuclear power plant.  In case of an emergency, none of these dependants may be evacuated prior to all other residents in a potentially affected area having been notified and been given the opportunity to evacuate. 

This could also be expanded to other safe industries like chemical processing plants and hazardous waste sites.

are we there yet's picture

Hmmmm ..... Move Fannie Mae, and Freddie to Fukishema, the ultimate toxic asset in real estate.

The Heart's picture






Bear's picture

Here in California ... we are Fracked

Nobody For President's picture

The little map does not show the now closed Humboldt Bay Nuke plant just south of Eureka, 40 feet above sea level, and 20 or so miles from the 'triple junction' of three active plates.

Still storing a bunch of old-fashioned spent fuel rods on site. Only three of them are missing, but they are probably there.

You can't make this shit up.

Read it and weep...

nah's picture

who carries the insurance on diablo canyon

George Washington's picture

The taxpayers insure ALL American nuclear power plants.  The insurance companies are too smart to insure any of them...

BeetleBailey's picture

Good stuff GW - keep up the reporting. FUCK the naysayers.

blackbeardz's picture

The NRC is a puppet of the military industrial complex, the true power behind nuke industry today.

Obama & Romney and all the others before are owned by that industry, there is no choice.

the use of plutonium from weapons in these monster machines proves it.

GE built those fuku reactors, they are everywhere throughout the us.

GE : we kill good things in life!

ken's picture

Should I stop eating Alaskan cod? Because of radioactivity in the Pacific?

ken's picture

Is Alaska cod radioactive?

patb's picture

Does Sarah Palin shit in the woods?

logicalman's picture

Here's an interesting thought.

Our good friends, the banksters, destroy the economy, leading to societal breakdown.

Who is going to go into all the nuke plants and keep them 'safe' (Not thet they are truly safe now, but I hope you get my drift)?

So, the best number I can find for the number of nuke plants on earth is 435 - some with multiple reactors.

I think 435 Fukushimas might be a multiple species ending event, as in MOST OF THEM.

Sleep well.

fuu's picture

Contact info:


Jennifer Young
Nuclear Generation
(330) 761-4362

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

No worries, we have Homer Simpson, safety inspector, on the job. DUH!

Zero-risk bias's picture

“We’re not aware of any potential impacts and don’t expect any,” said FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young today. “We see no reason to be particularly concerned.”

[But] experts can’t say if the proposed well so close to two nuclear power plants is cause for concern


Seismicity (

Hydraulic fracturing causes induced seismicity called microseismic events or microearthquakes. The magnitude of these events is usually too small to be detected at the surface, although the biggest micro-earthquakes may have the magnitude of about -1.6 (Mw). The injection of waste water from gas operations, including from hydraulic fracturing, into saltwater disposal wells may cause bigger low-magnitude tremors, being registered up to 3.3 (Mw).[120]

A report in the UK concluded that fracking was the likely cause of some small tremors that occurred during shale gas drilling.[121][122][123] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that earthquakes induced by human measures, including fracking, have been documented in a few locations;[124] though the disposal and injection wells referenced are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act and UIC laws, and are not wells where hydraulic fracturing is generally performed.[125]

Several earthquakes occurring throughout 2011, including a 4.0 magnitude quake on New Year's Eve that hit Youngstown, Ohio, are likely linked to a disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater, according to seismologists at Columbia University.[126] A similar series of small earthquakes occurred in 2012 in Texas. Earthquakes are not common occurrences in either area. Although the magnitudes of these quakes has been small, the U.S. Geological Survey says that there is no guarantee that larger quakes will not occur. There are also concerns that even small quakes may damage underground gas, oil, and water lines and wells that were not designed to withstand earthquakes, resulting in water contamination or explosions.[127]

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone


The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone of Alienation (Ukrainian: ???? ?????????? ?????????????? ???, zona vidchuzhennya Chornobyl's'koyi AES) is the officially designated exclusion area around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.[4]:p.4-5:p.49f.3 It is commonly known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and also as the 30 Kilometer Zone or simply The Zone[4]:p.2-5 (Ukrainian: ????????????? ????, Chornobyl's'ka zona). Established soon after the disaster in 1986 by the USSR military it initially existed as an area of 30 kilometer radius from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant designated for evacuation and placed under military control,[5][6] it now covers a much larger area and is managed by an agency of the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergencies. The power plant itself and its sarcophagus (and replacement) are administered separately.

The Exclusion Zone covers an area of approximately 2,600 km2[7] in Ukraine immediately surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant where radioactive contamination from fallout is highest and public access and inhabitation are restricted. The Zone borders Belarus to the north where it adjoins a separately administered area, the Polesie state radiation and ecological reserve. Other areas of compulsory resettlement and voluntary relocation which are not part of the restricted exclusion zone exist in the surrounding areas and throughout Ukraine.[8]


500ft? That's 0.1524km. Perhaps Wikipedia is not an authority, but perhaps someone at FirstEnergy / Chesapeake could do with some more expertise in this particularly important field?



lolmao500's picture

Well of course...

US nuke regulators weaken safety rules
Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

Time after time, officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have decided that original regulations were too strict, arguing that safety margins could be eased without peril, according to records and interviews.

The result? Rising fears that these accommodations by the NRC are significantly undermining safety — and inching the reactors closer to an accident that could harm the public and jeopardize the future of nuclear power in the United States.

Examples abound. When valves leaked, more leakage was allowed — up to 20 times the original limit. When rampant cracking caused radioactive leaks from steam generator tubing, an easier test of the tubes was devised, so plants could meet standards.

Failed cables. Busted seals. Broken nozzles, clogged screens, cracked concrete, dented containers, corroded metals and rusty underground pipes — all of these and thousands of other problems linked to aging were uncovered in the AP's yearlong investigation. And all of them could escalate dangers in the event of an accident.

Records show a recurring pattern: Reactor parts or systems fall out of compliance with the rules. Studies are conducted by the industry and government, and all agree that existing standards are "unnecessarily conservative."

The AP found proof that aging reactors have been allowed to run less safely to prolong operations. As equipment has approached or violated safety limits, regulators and reactor operators have loosened or bent the rules.

Last year, the NRC weakened the safety margin for acceptable radiation damage to reactor vessels — for a second time. The standard is based on a measurement known as a reactor vessel's "reference temperature," which predicts when it will become dangerously brittle and vulnerable to failure. Over the years, many plants have violated or come close to violating the standard.

As a result, the minimum standard was relaxed first by raising the reference temperature 50 percent, and then 78 percent above the original — even though a broken vessel could spill its radioactive contents into the environment.

hbjork1's picture


My first job out of college was at Savanna River Plant located in SC slightly North of Agusta GA.  The product in 1957-58 was fissionable materila for nuclear and hydrogen weaponry.  Everyone wore "film badges" to moniter weekly radiation exposure.  The allowable exposure levels were 50 mr per week.  Perhaps two years ago, I had the opportunity to talk to a nuclear engineer who worked for local utility.  (Consumer's Power)  I ask  .him what the weekly exposure limits were in the reactor areas.  He said: "0.5 mr per week".

That is (obviously), a factor of 100 less than what we allowed in 1957-58.  I concluded that their safety procedures in today's power production is more stringent than at Savannah River.

Of course, with DuPont, any mistake was a social sin.  Three Mile Island was being run by Westinghouse.

I have tio ask the source of the claims in the post.  And it makes a great difference who is running the facility. And the NRC may have a data basis for their experience based procedural changes.     

omniversling's picture

...and the latest version of insanity:

Rust, concrete cancer, metal fatigue and embrittlement ...all accelerated by ionising radiation...and ALL plants 'leak' as part of the operation and  maintaince through venting...

AGuy's picture

Interesting, Perhaps Fictious Movie Characters are become real people.

Anyone remember the 007 Movie "View to A Kill"? The villian, " Max Zorian" buys up Oil wells along the coast of California and floods the wells with Water in order to trigger a major quake, taking out Sillicon Valley. Mad men profiting from the mass destruction.



omniversling's picture

Great work GW...

a quick cut an paste of some of my links:

U4 building has at least "parallel offset". That ol' TEPKiLL Trapezoid Trick..! I've thought this too since the TEPKILL release of measurements take from the top edge of SFP to the water level, about 2 months ago. Showed that the floor/SFP was pretty level relative to the ground, but omits the other part of the picture that the whole building has shifted sideways. This is pretty clearly visible (IMHO) in these pics from the very highly recommended source

More diagrams from new TEPKILL PR:

Full U4 building study:

Excellent U4 archive by Nuclear News:

As part of the 'Healthy Smile Movement' the Japanese Ministry of Tourism should do as well as the Pizza Tourism Board…The leaning TOWER of TEPKiLL…now with new improved Trapezoid Trick..
…see it before it's too late!

This is absolutely extraordinary…watch 'scientists' release LOTS of highly radioactive steam from a BWR (boiling water reactor) into the atmosphere, then BLOW IT UP, just to see what happens…the nuke puke industry caring FOR YOUR HEALTH! and nothing's changed…check out the 'power rise' surges…talking about a few milliseconds to go super critical? This core is about 100 litres. FukUp has x6 reactors with cores around 65-120 tonnes…hello? Hello? Anybody there?

?Borax [Part 1] – Safety experiment on a boiling water reactor



??Borax [Part 2] – Safety experiment on a boiling water reactor



Compare the boil up with the last frames of this clip of SFP4:?Scary video of reactor 4 Fukushima

That is how quick a  BWR takes to go 'super critical'? A few milliseconds? A few milliseconds 'mistake' = a few million years of acutely deadly radiation (Pu halflife 24.400 years x 10 = 2,440,00 years)....all wrong...not acceptable cost benefit ratio...

"The rest of the experiment will be observed from a greater distance"…but too bad if you're downwind, or need to eat or drink during the rest of your life..

Israeli Security Firm (Magna BSP) was in Charge at Japanese Nuke Facilities Prior to Disaster!

Witness: #4 Building Morphed on 3/15/11

Book: Reactor No. 4 deformed in front of our eyes, says Fukushima worker — Walls morphed like special effects from movie — No large explosion, yet building destroyed

THEORY OF FUKUSHIMA -- Finnish Scientist 8 19 2011 (HAARP quake, methane, and radiation). 

U4 loading door:

That area is a loading bay door. Links to pics were posted in the threads around the time of the PhoTEPCOshopping…

I believe that this is a pic of the loading door. What's really interesting about this is what appears to be a large puddle at the foundation. See the reflection of the the corner edge of the building in it?

joke lava loading door:

(h/t Onsen September 5, 2012)

We are so...Fukud!


Hope & Change seems all there is left to hope for...there fixed it 4 ya...


no? Well howzabout Hype and Chains..?

hbjork1's picture


THANKS for the post!

The conventional plutonium cycle has alwas been problematic.  I always had hopes that it would eventually be discarded in favor of a thorium cycle.  Do you have any opinion on the Thorium.  The folks at CERN have found Bosons if not actually deteced the Higgs.  The math is considered solid.  It may be that Thorium could be explored for power on a theoretical basis so that we can stop wasting resource on Plutonium.


spinone's picture

We are just yeast in a vat of wort.  C'mon, kids, who expects to live forever?

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

At least if my dick glows in the dark, I can see pussy at midnight. Let's play hide the glowstick.

willwork4food's picture

Sounds like fun. Except you might only feel like doing it one more time before it falls off.

This is serious. The fuckers in DC worry about non existant WMDs but don't want to diddle their toenails into something that has lasting consequences that aren't too pretty? Do they have caves to hide in or something? O, wait..

q99x2's picture

It will take a worldwide revolution and an elimination of the banking families to end the current trends. A technological self-replicating system that incorporates humans and is based on open source software as its foundation and which includes a monetary system also based on open source software will follow the collapse of the current plutocracy. In the meantime keep up the good work GW.

Manic by Proxy's picture

So eliminating banking families sounds good. How should we do it? Hangings? Firing squads? Wait, how about crucifixions? That would be so appropriately biblical.

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Worse, community service. Make them serve for the rest of their lives, doing real work is the ultimate humiliation for them. Put BP execs in the gulf, and turn JPM, GS, and BoA into soup kitchens. Lloyd can serve up some MEAN matza ball soupz to the broz.....

hbjork1's picture

Capitol Idea!

Reeducation would help.  StatisticAL math in the calculation of odds or "likelyhood is based upon RANDOM events.  Dice rolled do not knot what other dice or doing or what they did last time.  Man is a rembering, communicating, emotional animal.  If you think you know the odds, it is normal to modify your decisions to take advantage of the odds thereby changing what the odds will be.

It seems that many in finance haven't figured  out that they are trading with othe people,who may not be doing what they expect.  

Spitzer's picture

YOu are a loser, so is GW

This is garbage

Sabibaby's picture

You are a spoiled child out of touch with reality who screws whores and cares little of your family.

Rustysilver's picture

This summer in CT, a nuclear plant had to be moved off line becuase cooling water was too "hot"

72 v 74 F degrees

DollarMenu's picture

Thanks GW - always on the job.

For a lot of people, Fukushima is a distant memory, resolved somehow satisfactorily.

For almost all the rest, Fukushima elicits a dull "HUH?"

Spitzer's picture


This guy is the biggest loser on any financial forum.

Fukoshima and Fracing.... what a fuckin tosser

Sabibaby's picture

Chumps like you will be noosed soon enough. This really isn't something you need to worry about. What GS did to you was *nice*

omniversling's picture

I usually refrain from ad hominems, but you are the fukkin tosser mate. This is THE BIGGEST industrial catastrophe yet, and THE MOST URGENT single issue facing the planet. All else is rendered WORTHLESS by a potential extinction level event, including your pissant life. Except of course the profits that are going to made on your cancer treatment..


Bone up bone head..



hbjork1's picture


Thanks for the reference list!

mjcOH1's picture

"I usually refrain from ad hominems, but you are the fukkin tosser mate. This is THE BIGGEST industrial catastrophe yet, and THE MOST URGENT single issue facing the planet. All else is rendered WORTHLESS by a potential extinction level event, including your pissant life. "


To keep this in perspective:
- there's an estimated 37 million curies in the #4 spent fuel pool, which would not all be released in the event of an collapse
- the worst Soviet era nuclear accident (radioactive slurry explosion with force of 75 tons of TNT) released 13 million curies
- NASA nuclear powered ramjet tests in the 60s released close to 1million curies

Sucks if you live there.   Not so big a deal globally.



Marley's picture

" Estimates of the US dispersion of radioactivity into the environment from nuclear weapons production is 3 million curies, while in the former Soviet Union it is 1.7 billion curries."

What GW points out still isn't good.

 Long steel poured prior to 1945,

omniversling's picture

"To keep this in perspective"...Better to remain silent sir, and be thought of as a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt (apols to Abe Linclon et al)

At least one burned spent fuel pool, and 3 melted coriums. Cant stop it, cant contain it, cant fix it.

New doco: On Fukushima Beach

Projection of contamination of Pacific Ocean with Cesium 137:

One gram can irradiate a Nation:

Fuku Fuel loads:

• Reactor No. 1: 50 tons of nuclear fuel?• Reactor No. 2: 81 tons?• Reactor No. 3: 88 tons?• Reactor No. 4: 135 tons?• Reactor No. 5: 142 tons?• Reactor No. 6: 151 tons?• Also, a separate ground-level fuel pool contains 1,097 tons of fuel; and some 70 tons of nuclear materials are kept on the grounds in dry storage.

SFP contents 17 March 2011 Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry:

1Capacity: 900 Irradiated Assemblies 292 Unirradiated Assemblies 100 Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 3/10
2Capacity: 1240 Irradiated Assemblies 587 Unirradiated 28 Assemblies Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 9/10
3 (MOX) Capacity:1220 Irradiated Assemblies 514Unirradiated Assemblies 52 Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 6/10
4Capacity: 1590 Irradiated Assemblies 1331Unirradiated Assemblies 52 Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 11/10
5Capacity: 1590 Irradiated Assemblies 946 Unirradiated Assemblies 48 Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 1/11
6Capacity: 1770 Irradiated Assemblies 876 Unirradiated Assemblies 64 Most recent additions of irradiated Fuel 8/10

Published by Californian Institute of Technology

Release of Raadionuclides from Fukushima (and still counting)...

“A recent study was prepared for Greenpeace Germany by international nuclear safety expert Dr. Helmut Hirsch. Dr. Hirsch’s assessment, based on data published by the French government’s radiation protection agency (IRSN) and the Austrian government’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) found that the total amount of unstable radionuclides Iodine-131 and Caesium-137 released between March 11 and March 23 has been so high that the Fukushima crisis already equates to three INES 7 incidents.
Release of radiation from the stricken reactors has reached 10,000 teraBequerels (10,000 trillion Bequerels) per hour, measured for radioactive Iodine-131.”

“The uranium bomb which the United States dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II released 89 tera becquerels. It killed 140,000 people – many instantly, others within weeks of the blast as they succumbed to severe radiation burns.”

So, a rough estimate is that Fukushima is spewing the equivalent of 112 Hiroshima-type nuclear bombs worth of radiation every hour, of every day.
That’s 981,120 atomic bombs a year going off worth of radiation into our biosphere.

For additional technical details on the above:
"Overall, 9 tonnes of fuel was subjected to atomic fission or activation transformation occasioning a prodigious explosion of radioactivity and radiotoxicity which over time, is several times the amount needed to kill by internal contamination the whole human race."

“Fukushima Equals 3,000 Billion Lethal Doses"
“Dr Paolo Scampa, a widely know EU Physicist, single handedly popularized the easily understood Lethal Doses concept. “Lethal Doses” is a world wide, well understood idea that strips Physics bare and offers a brilliant, understandable explanation for all the physics gobbledygook Intelligence agencies and their respective governments use to disguise the brutal truths of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster."
"Three thousand billion (3,000,000,000,000) Lethal Doses of Radiation means there are 429 Lethal Doses chasing each and every one of us on the planet, to put it in a nutshell. This is up from about 70 Billion Lethal Doses March 23, 2011. It is getting worse everyday without any intervention by the US and the other nuclear powers….”
"Note that the lethality of radioactive reactor cores goes up the first 250,000 years they are out of the reactor – not down."

"Survivor uncertainty about real or imagined radioactive environmental contamination is widespread" is the only reference to the radiation/meltdown issues that appears in their long list of problems caused by the events of 3/11.

Sorry I cant be more detailed, but have to go to work now..however..

All the nuclear scientists and technician have done this to us. The brilliant minds...the ‘clever ones’. Can they fix it? No. Can they repair the biosphere and the genome of all living mutations? No. Can they comfort a mother who has give birth to a grotesquely deformed child? No. Can they remediate an entire region or country that can no longer grow safe food for it’s people? No. Is there an end to this obscenity? I hope the answer is yes.

The human race is at a crisis point. It may already be too late. We need more professors, and more specialists to come out from under their rock of fear, and tell the truth.

The human species URGENTLY needs information and assistance from INDEPENDENT professors AND SCIENTISTS. The brilliant minds who can see the facts, and think for themselves, and who have the courage to tell the truth. The same courage as a mother who will find her baby deformed, or sick from radiation.

The records of the first 5 days of JapGov crisis meeting shredded. TEPCO (already prosecuted for lying) drip feeding utter BS about the gravity of FukuSteamer.... kept it secret because they knew what it signified. It's now been revealed in the FOI'ed NRC transcripts that discussions between TEPCO, NISA, JapGov and NRC, in the first week, the 'worst case' scenario was discussed. It was meltdowns of 1 or more reactors. The conclusion was that if that happened Tokyo should be evacuated. Since that conclusion, all the aspects of a 'worse case scenario' HAVE occurred, so by the regulators OWN CONCLUSIONS Tokyo should have been evacuated.

Of course it can't be. Not then, not now. Not then because it would have been logistically impossible in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, and not now because where do you put 35m+ people, as well as all the others everywhere else in Nothern Japan. And how is it possible to translocate that many people whilst meeting their basic needs for sustenance and sanitation.

Three Mile Island contamination was very real and very heavy, but 'spun to zero' by the mainstream media in the world's premier nuclear power (most tests, mass murdered civillians twice with nukes, most warheads, ships, subs etc). Chernobyl was you know, those 'buffoon Soviet wannabees' with Heath Robinson technology...

Japan is DIFFERENT! More HIGH TECH more COMPETENT SCIENTISTS, more EXPERTISE, and ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER..etc etc etc. Yes Japan is different now...very very different. And will be forever. Unfortunately this is now a global threat as serious if not more serious than the IMPLIED THREAT  of MAD during the Cold War'.

The Americans sent a couple of choppers into the FukuZone from the USS Ronald Regan, that just coincidentally happened to be sitting off the coast. When they landed back on deck they set off the radiation alarms, so the ship skidattled outa there..

The authorities know exactly what's going on, have from the start, and that's exactly why they're obfuscating, manipulating public opinion through the media, and lying through their teeth. If the truth gets close to coming out the entire 'civilisation' of the planet will unravel really really fast.

I can only speak for myself, but radlevels around the world show that we're all downwinders already, the west coast of US especially. Check it out, the info's available. aHow long will you continue to 'serve the system' that has allowed this lethal, uncontrollable technology to become so widespread. Unregulated, out of control, and systemically corrupted.

When someone close to you gets sick, will you be out hunting for the perps. The people who put all this in place. If you already have a premature excruciatingly painful death sentence, what would you have to lose?

Let's keep this in WHICH perspective?

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""To keep this in perspective"...Better to remain silent sir, and be thought of as a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt (apols to Abe et al)

At least one burned spent fuel pool, and 3 melted coriums. Cant stop it, cant contain it, cant fix it.""

The amount of matter there and its type won't be changed by citing a series of 'the sky is falling articles' long on doom predictions and short on facts.    There's no shortage of fools in journalism.....or those echo their bullshit.

The damage here can be quantified.   The highest theoretically possible release is 37 million curies.    The previously highest known single release is 13 million curies.    NOT a planetary extinction event.   Cumulative totals releases from previous tests, industrial accidents, open air testing, and normal industrial activity (burning coal, etc) total to hundreds of millions of curies.

Still to the liberal arts classes son.    You're not so good with numbers.