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Fukushima Manager Admits Water Woes "Out Of Control", Refutes Lies By PM Abe

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Last September, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe told Olympic dignitaries in Buenos Aires in an address that helped Tokyo win the 2020 Games: "Let me assure you the situation is under control." It would seem, just as he 'assured' his people that Abenomics would 'fix' Japan, in the case of Fukushima, he lied. As Japan Times reports, the manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has embarrassingly admitted that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water.

Just 8 months ago, Abe sounded the all-clear...

Last September, Abe told Olympic dignitaries in Buenos Aires in an address that helped Tokyo win the 2020 Games: “Let me assure you the situation is under control.”

But, as Japan Times reports, things keep going wrong...

Last week, Tepco said it had directed 203 tons of highly radioactive water to the wrong building, flooding its basement. Tepco is also investigating a leak into the ground a few days earlier from a plastic container used to store rainwater.

 

In February, a tank sprouted a 100-ton leak of radioactive water, the most serious incident since leaks sparked international alarm last year.

 

A hangar-like structure houses Toshiba Corp’s ALPS system, able to remove all nuclides except for less noxious tritium, found at most nuclear power stations, its planners say.

 

It sat idle for 19 months after a series of glitches. The latest miscue occurred on Wednesday, when a ton of radioactive water overflowed from a tank.

Which has forced admissions of guilt and failure...

Abe’s government pledged half a billion dollars last year to tackle the issue, but progress has been limited.

 

“It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Akira Ono told reporters touring the plant last week.

 

He was referring to the latest blunder at the plant: channeling contaminated water into the wrong building.

 

Ono also acknowledged that many difficulties may have been rooted in Tepco’s focus on speed since the 2011 disaster.

 

“It may sound odd, but this is the bill we have to pay for what we have done in the past three years,” he said.

 

“But we were pressed to build tanks in a rush and may have not paid enough attention to quality. We need to improve quality from here.”

In summary, Tepco had pledged to have treated all contaminated water by March 2015, but said this week that was called a “tough goal.” But building the giant wall of ice remains more fact than fiction for now (still)...

Plans also call for building an experimental 1.4-km underground freezer to create a wall of ice around the plant to block the groundwater. Tests began last month and Tepco hopes next year to begin construction — sinking giant refrigeration rods into the ground to create an impermeable wall of frozen earth.

We hope that this works out better than the failed belief that devaluing your currency can solve a nation's indebtedness...

 

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:40 | 4679053 GetZeeGold
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Well this is the first we're hearing about this!

 

Is there anything else we need to know?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4679076 JohnnyBriefcase
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But I thought this was under control 3 years ago.

 

obvious /s

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:11 | 4679118 Tengri Temujin
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No way we can drain the Pacific Ocean and start over again like those dudes in Oregon.

Maybe we should be taking better care of what allows life to thrive on the BLUE planet.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4679160 JackT
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Pipe it to the moon!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:11 | 4679515 Handful of Dust
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How embarrassing.

hari kari time.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:20 | 4679541 Patriot Eke
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I would ask, "Where are the cores, and what are you going to do about the spent fuel rods that are suspended in the air within a building that is on the verge of collapse?"

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:58 | 4679661 Fukushima Sam
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Athletes love hot particles!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:22 | 4679550 linniepar
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When it gets radioactively serious, you have to lie.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:43 | 4679614 HardAssets
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Seppuku was an option given warriors of honor.

Does not apply in this case.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:49 | 4679636 Charles Wilson
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"I suggest we form another committee..."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:00 | 4681212 mjcOH1
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"Seppuku was an option given warriors of honor."

How about ritual Gyaru?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:01 | 4679082 Headbanger
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Oh great!  Just go ahead and create a giant frost heave that knocks the whole plant into the ocean!

Haven't they heard of radiator "stop leak"??

Just pump a few million gallons into the ground around the plant and problem solved!

Either that or install hundreds of wells around the plant and pump the contaminated ground water back up!?

What's the big deal?

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:54 | 4679880 Patriot Eke
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Apparently, they haven't heard of the Sham Wow!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:05 | 4679106 spine001
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Yes, just the critical piece of info that contrary to Chernobyl, where the corium was indeed found and placed under control, in Fukushima the corium from tbe Melted reactors hasn't been found and are still reacting. Luckily no obvious criticality has appeared, but the risk is a lot higher then zero!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:42 | 4679610 unicorn
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Is there anything else we need to know?

yes, little detail: there would be better ways to handle the contaminated water, but only for a really innovative new technological idea the government will pay the whole thing, no matter if it works or not...

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:40 | 4679056 Cognitive Dissonance
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When all else fails, including the lies and deceit, tell the truth and blame temporary insanity. It works in the justice system so why not at home?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4679077 kaiserhoff
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They could probably use some programmers.

I think the firm that did Scumbamascare is available.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:44 | 4679064 kurt
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This Fukushima thing needs to be entombed by an international effort NOW! Take a year of war mongering, use the helicopters and tankers (include all insane chemtrail planes too). Folks, we have to bury these things FAST. We're like the dinosaurs watching the asteroid, duh! Stupid, stupid, stupid....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:56 | 4679091 dizzyfingers
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kurt 

Hate to think this but it's too late. Earth is inherently unstable, but more nuke plants are on their way. Suicide.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:13 | 4679120 spine001
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Without the Corium isolated and under control entombing is not an option. Specially with a whole reactor in pool number 4 only protected by water and its inherently fragile mechanical and geommetrical composition. It would only ensure a nuclear explosion like the world has never seen. Oh, just a side note plutonium is involved. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:46 | 4679437 kurt
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All the more reason to get an international team on it NOW!!!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:20 | 4680623 Woodyg
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Half life periods -
Americium 241 - 432 years
Iodine 131 - 8 days
Cesium 137. - 30.17 years
Cesium 134 - 2.06 years
Cobalt 60. 5.27 years
Plutonium 238. - 88 years
Plutonium 239 - 24,000 years
Plutonium 240 - 6,560 years
Plutonium 241 - 14.4 years
Strontium 90 - 29.1 years

Any time you see Mox Fuel it means a Plutonium mix -
5 half life's to get to 5%.
7 half life's to get to 1%

?The Rainbow Warriors -->
The US limit for carcinogenic radioactive cesium is 1200 Bq/kg in food. Japan, which is still suffering a triple meltdown, has a limit of 100 Bq/kg. Both of these limits are way too high to protect our children. We are asking that the limit be reduced to 5 Bq/kg for all food, nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals —

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:16 | 4679132 woolly mammoth
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Depressingly true. As well as the storage areas that are failing to store.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:07 | 4679302 icanhasbailout
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not all "nuke plants" are equal

 

unfortunately way too many are plutonium breeder designed in 1954 types

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:41 | 4679192 CPL
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It's simply not in anyone's power in Japan anymore.  All the people that knew how to do that died two years ago and it'll take another 15 to make a professional to handle it.  The nuclear industry is incredibly understaffed to begin with and the people that specialize in containment in particular number less than 17 on earth in total. 

In a nutshell: 17 people are the only people capable of handling the nuclear issues of 7.2 billion people for 1400 nuclear facilities world wide.  It's a good recipe for an ELE.  Doomed by poor planning, incredibly muddled logistics and the delusion nuclear anything is safe. 

Oh well.  Just have to wait longer then.  It's obviously going to take a lot of politicians publicly falling to pieces on camera from untreatable cancer, eventually their medical parlour tricks will fail (like they always do).  Then watch how motivated they are to resolve this once they bury more of their own family members and start picking a pine box for themselves. Each of them (and yourselves) will learn, by their own hand, stupidity and greed, that nuclear power is one of the stupidest fucking inventions ever done on Earth.

Today's Nuclear forecast for North America:

The levels in fukushima are still the same (45 uR/hr) as in San Francisco (30 uR/hr) now and it's creeping over/through the mountain. 

Chicago is at 20 uR/hr

Atlanta is 21 uR/hr

NYC is 18 uR/hr

 

In the meanwhile, smoke'em if you've got'em.  Doesn't matter too much if you do now.  I'm willing to bet it's not the cigarettes that kill anyone this point forward.  LOL!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:50 | 4679451 kchrisc
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The west coast states to raise "taxes" to pay for the expected future health crisis" in 3...2...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:34 | 4679586 CPL
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LOL!  They'd tax the air to claim it makes it taste sweeter...although I think that's called carbon tax now.  This time though there just won't be anyone to collect it or they'll just move from the sun shine state.  But more than likely...no one will publically say a word and population shrinks until there just isn't anyone left that knows what's going on and every machine breaks.

Anyone see why China wants Japan out of the way? 

They aren't invading them. 

They are trying to save them and themselves, meanwhile the Japanese government is still ego tripping with 'face' at the cost to their entire country and population.  they would rather die and take billions with them than admit to the severity of what they really built in Fukushima.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:10 | 4679511 vic and blood
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Fine comment. Thanks.

Thanks for not being a rabid anti-smoker. It gets old being public enemy #1. We smokers may start living longer than non-smokers since the filter will capture some of the radioactive particles.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:39 | 4679806 CPL
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It's a scapegoat to about a hundred other things no one wants to admit to that cause cancer because half of the products on the shelves right now would be pulled due to public safety concerns.  Plus the governments view it as an opportunity to tax further with no real delivered benefit.  (Ever notice that, taxes go on the board, but no metrics to what got provisioned or fixed is shown?)

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:35 | 4680275 kchrisc
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Except for the tyranny involved, I have enjoyed watching the "smoking" drama unfold jover the years.

They "tax" the shit out of tobacco and are dependent on the lucre of said taxes. At the same time they are also politically beholden to the "useful idiots" out there that want, need, a "big brother" proxy bully they can use to rule over other people with. So the pols and crats then "regulate" and "legislate" (treason) the hell out of same said tobacco for the "health" of their victims. Now sales suffer and the lucre diminishes.

Kind of like your pot dealer saying that he can only sell to you on Mondays between the hours of 3 and 4 and you can only smoke it from atop a Redwood tree. LOL

 

"My guillotine smokes, but only after a good cutting."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:23 | 4679556 JustObserving
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In today's news:

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor

Published time: April 21, 2014 14:03 


Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.

Asked about government plans to relocate the people of Fatuba to the city of Iwaki, inside the Fukushima prefecture, Idogawa criticized the move as a “violation of human rights.”

Compared with Chernobyl, radiation levels around Fukushima “are four times higher,” he told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, adding that “it’s too early for people to come back to Fukushima prefecture.”

“It is by no means safe, no matter what the government says.”

Idogawa alleges that the government has started programs to return people to their towns despite the danger of radiation.

“Fukushima Prefecture has launched the Come Home campaign. In many cases, evacuees are forced to return. [the former mayor produced a map of Fukushima Prefecture that showed that air contamination decreased a little, but soil contamination remains the same.]"

http://rt.com/news/tokyo-radiation-fukushima-children-836/

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:15 | 4681238 Treason Season
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...but the sky is blue and sunny...but the sky is blue and sunny...but the sky is blue and sunny...but the sky is blue and sunny.... 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:45 | 4679066 El Hosel
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"The 2011 Disaster", under the rug, spewing radiation for years.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:52 | 4679067 JustObserving
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Our Nobel Prize Winner has put up an invisible shield of ignorance to ensure no radioactivity reaches the land of the free.

The EPA states that the radiation levels in the US as related to the Fukushima incident have been "consistently decreasing," and that there is no further need to regularly test milk, food, air, and water contamination in the manner that it has been especially monitoring following the incident.

http://www.examiner.com/article/environmental-protection-agency-stops-ra...

Zen Koan:  If you do not know you were poisoned by radioactivity, were you poisoned at all?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:57 | 4679093 IridiumRebel
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If a tree falls in the forest and then you start to have tumors infest your body....oh you get the point.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:36 | 4679188 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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The sound of one hand clapping.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:00 | 4679267 A Lunatic
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Long toothless grins......

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4679070 Squid Viscous
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bullish!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4679071 10PastMidnight
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there will be no fixing fukushima and making a frozen underground wall is a pipe dream. long iodione and weed

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:17 | 4679136 spine001
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Forget about iodine, it only helps with the byproducts of fission. If fission restarts, your least worry will be iodine.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:32 | 4679389 Greenskeeper_Carl
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iodine pills are useful only if you live near a nuclear catastrophe as a temporary solutiomn as you evacuate. it will protect your thyroid for a few days, with the idea being that you are leaving the area. it does not protect against everything, and cant be taken indefinetly. it wont really do anything for people living in japan either, who are slowly being cooked by various isotopes.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:19 | 4679996 WillyGroper
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Pitch a bit of boron in there too please.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:46 | 4679072 kaiserhoff
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Sure, build an underground ice wall, in earth quake country, next to an almost infinite heat source.

What could go wrong?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:47 | 4680702 KnightTakesKing
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Well the ice wall worked in Game of Thrones, so you know, there's that.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:47 | 4679073 AdvancingTime
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This could damage Japan and its leadership even more. Japan is the most indebted developed country in the world and its future prospects are dim and getting worse. It is only a matter of time before the yen becomes worthless and as inflation begins to take root it will place upward pressure on Japanese bond yields and raise the cost of government to service its massive debt.

With the BOJ  set to absorb half of the government bonds planned for sale this fiscal year, domestic investors have already started venturing overseas for higher yielding assets. If this turns in to a tsunami of  money fleeing Japan it will constitute the end of the line for those holding both JGBs and the yen. More on this subject below,

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/08/japans-economy-going-forward.html

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:49 | 4679075 williambanzai7
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Let's shove freezing rod up Abe's keyster.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:51 | 4679080 apberusdisvet
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These stories always miss the larger issue; the incremental global poisoning due to the unceasing and apparently uncontrollable radiation that is contaminating all edibles from the Pacific and has been found, in deadly quantities, in North American crops and in agricultural soil.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:55 | 4679089 williambanzai7
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Haven't you heard, radioactive food is safe and nutritious.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:15 | 4679128 pods
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Got rid of Ann Coulter's Adams Apple!

pods

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:27 | 4679156 Cognitive Dissonance
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I know Ann Coulter (boy...do I ever know Ann Coulter) but when did she divorce Adams Apple?

<Signed....a victim of mass media overload.>

/sarc

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:17 | 4679341 pods
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Hey CD if you do know her can you tell her to stop emailing me?

Why the hell Greg Brannon would have her pimping for him is beyond me.

pods

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:52 | 4679454 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sorry. I should have said "I know OF Ann Coulter."

I misspoke....to use a politicians favorite phrase.

<Now that I have disgraced myself can I begin my (well) paid lecture tour to rehabilitate myself?>

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:22 | 4679146 spine001
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You correct. For those interested in the truth search for "radiation bioaccumulation food chain". Truth is out there but suppressed in the MSM. You should have installed a reverse osmosis filter as early as 2011 as a minimum for your drinking water and stop eating anything from the Pacific starting in 2013. Crop contamination in CA follows.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:51 | 4679452 pods
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An RO system will filter out the cesium. As well as calcium, Mg, K, and a couple dozen more minerals that your body needs.

pods

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:55 | 4679088 IridiumRebel
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Fukushima!?!?!? Where ya been ol' pal? We missed you! Oh? You've been spewing toxic planet killing water into our oceans for years amongst little to no coverage? Hmmm....ok. I will keep eating fish from the North Atlantic. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:01 | 4679090 Dr. Engali
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:58 | 4679095 NoDebt
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"just as he 'assured' his people that Abenomics would 'fix' Japan, in the case of Fukushima, he lied."

Yeah, but his intentions were good.  And that's all that matters.  Much like current leadership in so many countries, I go through life demanding that people judge me by my intentions rather than by my resutls.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:59 | 4679096 intric8
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What, did tepco think it could build storage tanks till the end of time? Did it actually think the radiation water filters would remove 99% of all radioactivity on a sustainable basis? How many maxed out radioactive filters are collecting on site, emitting seiverts of radioactivity per second? It will take many more years to cool that slag down, with metric tons of tainted water collecting on site each day. I bet they welcome any thunder storm they can get on site, because it gives them a chance to dump contaminated water like a bunch of mofos into the pacific and blame it on overflow from the storm. The west coast of the u.s. needs to update radiation readings in the ocean on a regular basis. If it creeps up inexorably, we have indisputable evidence of unreported dumping on tepcos part.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:14 | 4679121 Tengri Temujin
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I really think that all TEPCO executives should be force to have all their business meetings and offices on site.  While they are at it put in all the politicians form Tokyo there also.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:47 | 4679206 intric8
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Great idea. Why not make it a lunch meeting? They can have some wonderful fish, preferably a 'greenling' variety caught just off the shoreline of fukushima thats clocking in at a whopping 25,000 bequerel/kg.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:42 | 4679416 _ConanTheLibert...
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mackerel/kg sounds good

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:21 | 4679730 Rubbish
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There is no fixing the situation anymore, so get used to it. The plume on the ocean surface is here from the initial explosion C137, the levels won't be enough to kill you, but you could die in a few decades if you are an unlucky one, but they will blame it on normal cancer....

 

The leaking is confined around Japan and it's the food chain in jeopardy atm, barring a future explosion or earthquake.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:57 | 4680732 KnightTakesKing
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The EPA's too busy testing the rainwater in your backyard. That's why they can't test the water off of the US west coast.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:00 | 4679098 The Persistent ...
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The gift that keeps on giving.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:06 | 4679109 aleph0
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Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of one of the disaster-struck cities :

 

Former Fukushima Mayor: radiation killing our children, Government hides truth from us

Watch the full SophieCo later today

Radiation from Fukushima nuclear plant disaster forced thousands from their homes and lead to the deaths of many others. Three years since the disaster are the after effects completely gone? Tokyo says yes; also claiming govt is doing everything it can for those who suffered in the disaster. However, disturbing facts sometimes rise to the surface. To shed a bit of light on the mystery of the Fukushima aftermath, Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of one of the disaster-struck cities, Katsutaka Idogawa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSPrqMVytW8

1 minute.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:20 | 4679140 Dr_D
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So they can neither build water tanks that dont leak nor pump water in the right building but expect us to believe they can freeze the ground below the reactor when exactly? What about up to date status reports on what is exactly happening with the molten down reactor cores and on those fuel rods in that pool in reactor 4(?)...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4679161 Dr_D
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BTW I wonder if anyone has noticed too, but it seems to me that fish from the Pacific has become somewhat cheap in the Supermarket compared to prices 2-3 years ago. I make it a habit to check where the fish was caught and refrain from buying fish from the Pacific alltogether...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:30 | 4679166 UncleFurker
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Reactor 4 is the "american idol" they use to distract the media from reactor 2 which is so far gone even robots die as soon as they chuck them into the building.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:56 | 4679647 Rubbish
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http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommision/index-e.html

 

Almost half way unit #4

 

Units 1-3 are in nowhere zone. The technology doesn't exist yet to retrieve the cores, let alone see them. Give it a few decades.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:30 | 4679155 espirit
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TPTB figure the "Blue Planet" can do without a few billion sheeple that compete for finite resources, until they can locate another planet to harvest.

/sarc on.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:28 | 4679158 UncleFurker
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Gosh, this nuclear power stuff is so darn safe and produces such cheap power!

I'm so glad the southern hemisphere only has about 10 reactors running.

The northern hemisphere is so fucked, once the money runs out to keep these firecrackers in control.

 

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:22 | 4680232 viahj
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we don't live in bio-half-sheres.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:33 | 4679177 giggler321
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Since's it is State 51, it's now everyone else's problem.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:35 | 4679184 Rehab Willie
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Time to call in the Game of Thrones people to build this ice wall.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:47 | 4679205 lakecity55
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ele.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:51 | 4679221 pupdog1
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The Japs could build quality tanks in a rush if they wanted to.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:38 | 4679405 Kelley
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As you may already know, each section of the water tanks is bolted together rather than soldered together which makes them even more prone to leaks.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00 | 4679482 forwardho
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Words have meaning; "A tank sprouted a leak which caused 100 tons of radioactive water to be spilled.

Sprouted draws to mind a small watering can with a trickle down the side.

Should have been written; A hastily constructed tank suffered a catastrophic failure, resulting in 100 tons of highly radioactive waste to be released into the environment.

That a private company is still in charge speaks volumes.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:54 | 4679238 saveUSsavers
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Why hasn't he COMMITTED SUICIDE? fKING ASSHOLE !

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:56 | 4679252 lakecity55
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"You look glowing tonight, my dear."

"Thanks, Cedric. Sorry about my nose and ears falling off."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:57 | 4679259 Peter Pan
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If there is no problem then have the Olympics in Fukushima.

If there IS a problem still have them in Fukushima. Every rower and runner will be breaking records as they rush to get out of the area.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:10 | 4679312 SMC
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The academic tools will have to work overtime downplaying this for their crony-capitalist and government grant money. LOL.

Credibility. Once lost, never returns.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:10 | 4679314 TrustWho
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How long does refridgeration equipment last? The time-scale makes this project a stupid facade....doing something without purpose.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:45 | 4679435 forwardho
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Agree, On a long enough timeline, anything engineered by man will fail.

Its ironic that the manmade item which will outlast all the rest is enriched Plutonium. In 60.000 yrs any U232 in existance today, will still be just as capable of killing any living creature in close proximity to it.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:07 | 4679500 Toolshed
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If you look at the available facts, Japan, and the rest of the world for that matter, are totally screwed. All they can do is manage perceptions at this point.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:29 | 4679380 Laddie
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In April 2011, Barak Hussein Obama, after Fukushima, approved nine new nuclear reactors, 3 of which are under construction in Georgia and at least one in South Carolina.

The US government, under Barak Hussein Obama's orders, or rather I should say his puppeteers orders, TOOK OUT the Radiation Monitors from Washington state in early April 2011 because "the readings are so high there must be a malfunction" that was their excuse AND they stopped testing milk and other food items also and have NEVER resumed.

They are EVIL, truly, demonically evil, and it coincides with their attempts to disarm the traditional American, Dispossessed Majority, soon to be a minority.

Off the coast of Norway lies a sunken Russian submarine leaking Nuclear radiation. This was in 1986 and 60 Minutes did a segment on it and they interviewed a Norwegian fisherman and he held up a few codfish with 3 eyes each. Nice.

The Japanese have been burning their radioactive waste for almost 4 years now and that goes right up into the Jet Stream and over America. They know what they are doing. Now that is clearly worthy of some action by Washington but they are too busy playing the Lobby's game going after Syria and Iran, while the US continuously gets Fukushima radioactive contamination.

Since the Japanese are knowingly contaminating the Northern Hemisphere specifically Canada and the US could this be their revenge for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

For DECADES the Japanese have been dumping in the Atlantic Ocean off Diego Garcia their nuclear waste in drums, well the Chinese and the Russians do it also...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:11 | 4679959 Chief Wonder Bread
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Is there another Diego Garcia in the Atlantic Ocean (besides the one in the Indian Ocean)?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:44 | 4679428 kchrisc
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Fukushima has now entered the Japanese lexicon as a synonym for "convoluted lying."

"Don't fukushima me. I know you went out and went to that party last night."

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:48 | 4679445 The Joker
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Welcome to the world of the plastic beach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhXK74DY4DU

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:02 | 4679485 LFMayor
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So where are all the deaths and catastrophies that I've been hearing about?

It's been what, YEARS now?

This whole breathless doomcrying thing is starting to remind me of (in order):
GLOBAL ICE AGE,ACID RAIN,OZONE HOLES,GLOBAL DROUGHT,OIL SPILL,HALE-BOPP,GLOBAL WARMING,OIL SPILL,GLOBAL ICE AGE.

It was another Good Try.  keep it up and you're sure to get one to connect sooner or later.

Fucking Hippies.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:38 | 4679600 LFMayor
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Fuck!  I forgot "Indian Crying littering", that would go right between the global ice age and acid rain.  And Smokey the Bear and Woodsey Owl.  Those two pedos in furbee suits fit in the same slot.

Goddamn Hippies.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:44 | 4679616 TheMerryPrankster
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killing me softly with your radiation..

Imagine if you will, your life an accumulation of days, and if on each day you receive a smallish dose of radiation.

The cumulative effect will produce a broken immune system making you more prone to infections and diisease, broken DNA making it more likely your body will produce cancerous tumours and ingesting radioactive air,food and water accelerating the problems by causing you to metabolize radioactive particles within your body.

its a slow train, but it only stops at one station and that is death.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:33 | 4680049 LFMayor
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yeah, i read about this other, creeping killer that slowly erodes your various systems in the manner you just described.

they called it "aging".

Scientists believe that it's been around a little longer than the Fukishima fuckupery. 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:41 | 4680302 kchrisc
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Yeah, and the canyon lands around St. George, Utah, and downwind from the DC US' Nevada nuke testing sites were safe too. Until they weren't:

Of the 220 persons who worked on The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/374/did-john-wayne-die-of-cance...

 

Delusion should be better defined as, "Believing anything the criminals of government or the banksters say."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:16 | 4679527 bossi1958
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FORGETABOUT FUKUSHIMA THE DAMAGE US DONE AND WHOLE IF PACIFIC OCEAN NOW CONTAMINATED WITH GEIGER READINGS ON AMERICA COASTLINE ONE HUNDRED TIMES HIGHER THSN FOUR YEARS AGO .

CONCENTRATE ON TODAY S NEWS FROM ITSLY .

EBOLA VIRUS ENTERED VIA LAMPEDUSA ILLEGALS . HOSPITAL IN PISA WITH FORTY SUSPECTED CASES UNDER LOCKDOWN . ITALIAN GIVT . DENIES ALL. IF NOT CONTAINED THEN EXPECTED EUROPE WIDE IN ONE MONTH .....

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:56 | 4679655 unicorn
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rather concentrate on the vaccines, they gonna hand out! nowadays they can put anything inside, coded DNA nobody can scan for...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:36 | 4679795 novictim
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Dangerous and stupid lies, UNICORN.

How many children did you just now allow to contract polio or Hepatitis B or Mumps, Measles or Rubella?

Do you even understand the reason why population has been able to grow so fast?  Are you trying to "thin the Herd" with your dangerous nonsense?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:49 | 4679632 TradingTroll
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Decontaminate yourself. Reduce the risk of cancer and DNA damage.

 

Clay binders like zeolite, bentonite work. French green clay works.

Or go with the solution developed to decontaminate after Europe, www.vitapect.com, which removes 63% of Cesium (#1 isotope release from Fukushima) from the body.

 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:09 | 4679698 novictim
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Cesium 137 behaves just like Potassium in the body.  

To reduce your Cesium load you should increase your potassium intake.  It is not rocket science.  There are no specialty clays or crack-pot methodologies needed.  Cesium does not need to be "bound"; it needs to be pissed out via your kidneys just like excess potassium.  It is really that simple.

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The strategy above works for Iodine 131 as well...you take safe iodine supplements and this displaces radioactive iodine that would otherwise be stores in the thyroid.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:30 | 4679769 novictim
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The real bitch is Strontium. Strontium 90 acts like Calcium in the body. It becomes part of your bones. Once you ingest Sr-90 from contaminated fish bones, for example, or from cow's milk, then the radioactive beta emitter becomes part of your bones.

Strontium then stays there continuously bombarding surrounding bone cells and bone marrow and that can eventually lead to a mistake in cell DNA replication -->cancer.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:49 | 4679862 MeelionDollerBogus
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radiation contamination is cumulative & will exceed what those can do for you.
if you're not running, you're cooked.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:04 | 4679933 novictim
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So, realize this.  There are fixed radiation sources and there are those sources that you take into or onto your body.  Both shine your cells with radiation.

If you fly low over Chernobyl you will get a exposure equivalent to the distance squared you are from the emission source times the time you stay in proximity.

However, if you ingest radioactive material from the surrounding comtaminated fauna grazing near Chernobyl (you milk a chernobyl cow and drink that milk) then when you leave the area you will take with you that radioactive material and your exposure will be for as long as that material remains in your body.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:24 | 4679651 TomGa
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"Freezing" containment, since "cold shutdown" worked so well the first time around...  LOL.  /sarc off

 

(Or, more to the point, the much ballyhooed "cold shutdown" was just another in a long string of Japanese LIES spread by TEPCO and the top echelons of the Japanese government with the help of a willing and complicit MSM.  Just how does one achieve cold shutdown of a nuclear reactor from which the the melted core has already escaped? There's nothing left to shut down.).  If this doesn't work, stand by for TEPCO lying to jump to ludicrous speed....

 

No one can claim ignorance when ENENEWS.com, FukushimaDaily.com, et al have been coverning Fuk-up-shima since 2011.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:01 | 4679673 novictim
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<--TEPCO "Subterranean Ice Wall" is a Public Relations Stunt only

<--TEPCO has a great idea here that they fully intend to build

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:28 | 4679755 Joebloinvestor
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I want to start a contest to see who can guess the closest to the date of the Olympics the Japanese are gonna get to before they cancel the doggone event.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:40 | 4679807 novictim
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Oh, the "embarrassment" of it all.  

How many of you are not amused by this preening bullshit the East calls "embarrassment"?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:47 | 4679852 MeelionDollerBogus
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are you kidding? Gold deflects alpha radiation. Whoever wins one of those medals would be able to aim radiation lasers from the reactors directly into the eyes of unsuspecting targets.
Japanese TV like no other.
Plus, Godzilla.

Who'd wanna miss that show?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:45 | 4679841 MeelionDollerBogus
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how do you say in Japanese "Welcome to Fukushima-Daiichi Vitamin R factory" ?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:20 | 4680001 AdrenalineTrade
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I admire the optimism that Abe shows by believing Japan will still exist in 2020.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:30 | 4680033 novictim
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Who wants our air and water and food monitored for polutants and radiation?

If you want this then you have to make sure that your legislature mandates it ---AND--- PAYS FOR REGULATORS TO MONITOR IT.

If you don't have enough enforcement people on the job then you might as well not have safety regulations.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:09 | 4680191 mudduck
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ENENEWS is a good source for all things radiating that govs don't want reported on.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:28 | 4680834 UrbanBard
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One piece of evidence which is missing is the type of radioactive elements which have escaped. If it is Tritium, this is not serious. As a Beta emitter, Tritium does not seem to do much harm in ground water. Just don't drink it. In 30 years, it will mostly be gone.

 

Also, how much of this escapage is compared to the amount of Tritium which an operating reactor is allowed to discharge into the sea?

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