New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

George Washington's picture

The Fukushima Disaster

We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima radiation could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this.).

The next month, we pointed out that Tepco admitted that the radiation from Fukushima could exceed that from Chernobyl.

And that Fukushima’s reactors had actually suffered something much worse than a total meltdown: nuclear melt-throughs, where the nuclear fuel melted through the containment vessels and into the ground.   A few months later, we reported that radiation will pollute the area around Chernobyl for 5 to 10 times longer than models predicted – between 180 and 320 years.

The following year, we pointed out that the operator of the Fukushima plant admitted that they couldn’t find the  melted fuel from Fukushima reactor number 2 … and that the technology doesn’t yet even exist to clean up Fukushima.

Highest Radiation Level At Fukushima Now Dwarfs That At Chernobyl

The highest radiation levels ever measured at Chernobyl were 300 sieverts per hour … an incomprehensibly high dose which can kill a man almost instantly.

To put this in perspective, radiation is usually measured in thousandths of a sievert, called millisieverts. For example, most people receive around 2.4 millisieverts per year from background radiation, or only 0.0002739726 per hour.

But a radiation level of 530 sieverts per hour has just been measured at Fukushima’s number 2 reactor.

This new record at Fukushima is 70% higher than that of Chernobyl. (The highest level previously measured at Fukushima was 73 sieverts per hour, in March 2012.)

Postscript: For background on how this could have happened, see this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

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northern vigor's picture

The globalist elite bastards at the UN have been wanting a world population decrease for a long time...first the northern hemisphere.

shrimpythai's picture

well the tsunami did short out all the back up generators - why the heck can they not build a say 1/4 mile long cement pump pipe and like squid says use polymer + cement and just pump enough  polymer cement into the hole of each plant and try to seal it ? the cement should be able to get into and around and under some of it to stop the leaking thru the floors?  might not get all thru the underneath area but would certainly seal off a lot. ? yes no ? 

or drop a small bunker buster bomb right on it to clear out any debris in the basement lower levels then polymer cement the whole thing - shouldn't be too hard to get a cement loading pipe that runs from a far enough distance away to be safe to get close to pump the cement ? even a not so big pipe so it can be moved around to just pump a heck of a lot of cement down the holes ?

not sure how close they can even get to it now




Young Buckethead's picture

'Why Underground Entombment At
Fukushima Daiichi Won't Succeed

"...Chernobyl's concrete sarcophagus is now cracking apart due to soil settling and internal heat build-up. There is also major differences in soil structure between Chernobyl and Fukushima. Ukraine is a semi-arid steppe with a water table at considerable depth below the reactor. Fukushima No.1 rests on landfill comprising loose rock and sand over the natural seabed and is positioned only a couple of meters above the high tide mark. Water seepage and earthquake-caused liquefaction have seriously disturbed this rather weak soil structure."

"The problem with concrete is that it not only keeps sea water out but also traps any liquid inside the seal. A concrete sarcophagus then becomes a witches' brew of nuclear fission.
Entombment of a reactor built on landfill over the seabed is therefore practically impossible. After the reactors drop into sinkholes, the meltdowns could go on for decades.
The problem with concrete is that it not only keeps sea water out but also traps any liquid inside the seal. A concrete sarcophagus then becomes a witches' brew of nuclear fission.
Entombment of a reactor built on landfill over the seabed is therefore practically impossible. After the reactors drop into sinkholes, the meltdowns could go on for decades."

buttmint's picture

8th February in Asia...this article by GW has LEGS!!!


.....George Washington has touched more than an International NERVE. As PizzaGate is to sick politics, Fukushima is to the World that WE inhabit.

The elite redoubts have been built because they know the true skinny about Fukushima. We're to be kept in the dark for as long at biologically possible.

And we are fucked. Everytime I read a George Washington article, I'm shocked at how little ever appears on the radar screen EXCEPT by a GW updater.

Kudos mucho to GW.

MSM oughta be ashamed. They are boots deep into the radioactive sludge that is poisoning the Pacific.

Very weird times. Was Fukushimaa HAARP hit job? If so, wtf?


Maybe WikiLeaks will deliver some well-placed 9/11 and HAARP hit lists?

I think we are ALL going to be shocked in the years to come. I've laid in a supply of popcorn with REAL unsalted butter and Brewer's yeast flakes.


squid's picture

You guys need to watch this:


Just watch the whole thing, we talk after.



Hillarys Server's picture

Started watching but it's an hour and a half long... Cliff notes please?

squid's picture

Clif notes are:


Plutonium in 1963 was worth ~US$20,000 per ounce, gold at the time ws US$35 per ounce,

There was no way to practically secure plutonium stocks, nuclear reactor wastes were the most valuable thing on the planet,

As such, the Government had to come up with some way of securing the stocks.....they chose disinformation to do it...."pretend" it is very dangerous and very poisonous, then you don't need to protect it.


That's about it.


I'm still studying this...I never spent any time on nuclear physcis so its time to learn....If I need to think for myself I need to learn.



toocrazy2yoo's picture

Existential situation for Japan, maybe eventually for the upper Nortwest Pacific Coast of Alaska and Canada and even Wa State, Oregon and California. Thing is, those containments eventually will fall apart. Corrosion, another earthquake, they can't get near enough to repair them, they won't be able to contain it when they fail. Tons of rods, wastes and the melt-through elements already leaking into the Pacific all along turned the Pacific into a toxic stew indeed. When the ponds fail and collapse all the cooling waters around the rods and other material will drain out, stand that fuel high and dry and begin a first: An open air nuclear fire on the Coast of a populated country with tens of millions population. We-B-Fukked


Rabbitnexus's picture

In 2011 I bought canned Pacific tuna. It was the last time, and I have been careful to eat nothing from the Pacific ocean since that year. With a background in sciences especially physics and chemistry and ever since 2003 actively involved campaigning and educating people about "Depleted Uranium", I wasn't under any illusions about what Fukus Shima was. I couldn't see how we were going to get around this one already in 2011, as soon as it happened I and others knew from what little data had been released that multiple meltdowns had occurred and at least one critical event in free air also. Hydrogen explosion? Sure it was. Explain the isotopes then. They've never even revisited that one, yet it was part of the lie that NO melt downs had even occurred which they kaintained for months!

Of course the MOX fuel (plutonium mixed with nuclear waste ie: Poisonous rubbish) makes it a thousand times worse than if they'd just been using standard uranium rods! Cheap bastards have fucked the planet to save themselves some $ in what isn't even a profit generating industry anyway if you removed the upstream nuclear weapons component. Nuclear power stations are just manufacturing plants for nuclear weapons and giant circular boondoggles. Which carry with them the potential to end all life on earth, and anything in between that and each day will be worse than the one before it for the next few hundred thousand years anyway. Mainly for anything relying on that old fashioned device called DNA.

The truth has been in front of people's faces from the start but they fail to see it. A nuclear power station generates electricity by boiling water that drives steam turbines. Besides using the most incredibly dangerous reaction we've ever discovered with every problem imaginable such as deadly waste which has no storage solution. A reaction which can take on it's own life and become something so hot, deadly and self generating that we can only stand aside and pray it doesn't eat us all. That is one hell of a risk to take just to bpoil some fucking water! However out of all that comes some byproducts which do make really awesome fireworks and there is money in them so that is why I believe they run these things which consume as much energy from cradle to grave as they generate in their lifetimes.

toocrazy2yoo's picture

Excellent post, Rabbit. Your write as a learned scholar on this stuff. From my readings, Cesium buildup, currents both ocean and wind and the migration of Tuna and Cod and of course Crabs all are contributory to an enormous pollution of radioactive isotopes and transportation of the products to the beaches here. George Noory has been covering it all for years with learned people, many who were there, that know. It's so bad they can't even say how bad.And EPA and AEC simply raise the levels of detection.

The question is, when California does a political game to secede, shouldn't we take them up on it? We would not then be responsible for their population. Attack of the radioactive zombies, Trump's Wall would be to keep THEM out, North-to-South..

Dre4dwolf's picture

all this radiation has been hitting california for years..... might explain why the people there are so disconected from reality haha

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

Of course with China not having any scrubbers on their coal stacks and all those carbon particles floatin' around not tooo far away to Fuki,,,and radiating them,,,and,,, jet streams,,,and,,, fish,,,migrating across the ocean, up the rivers,,,evolving,,, crawling across ground into MY POND. And ME,,,THE fisherman that I am,,,sure,,,just go ahead and EAT JUST ONE!! I dare you!

luckylogger's picture

Of course the 

ruskies were dead serious and honest about their releases.....................

Silverlok's picture

300 tons of water per day bleeding straight into the ocean, for almost six years straight, needing to leak because tepcrapco (even after all this time) has no clue how to solve this problem ( or store all of the highly contaiminated waste in it's ever growing tank farm ) .


Tepcrapco nationalized, because you know government and banks aren't the same thing ( except when they are ), so...the "de-commision" cost falls on the tax payer eventually whom pays with both his ( and his loved ones) mortality rate and his dollars. winning!


BONUS: water in direct contact with uranium melt masses over 400F releases said uranium DIRECTLY INTO SOLUTION AS NANOPARTICLE BUCKY-BALLS, which means a) nano-particles are below 7 microns and thusly aerosols, and b) been continously released by the 300 hundred tons of water a day for six years


Of course as we could not afford nuclear weapons without "private" nulcear power ( mining ) that is no reason to think those men aboard the Ronald Regan are dying because of a relation between these two things being fake news

Infnordz's picture

Still no real attempt at sealing the site, WTF!

Some things which may be feasible are:
* Watertight seal and wall off the whole surrounding of the site, including below ground inland, with moderator loaded concrete/polymer/resin to below sea level, not their lame ice wall idea.
* Identify the depth of the molten core using sonar, then attempt to seal it with a massive volume of moderator-loaded glass, possibly as small balls and/or molten, to significantly reduce the water contamination and reduce the need for water cooling.
* All the contaminated water should be cleaned by disposable filters to be sealed in set polymer/resin or glass; accumulating/bleeding tons of contaminated water is idiotic and criminal!

PrivetHedge's picture

Before you can fix it you have to acknowledge the problem.

Japan is still hiding this under the honor code.

George Washington's picture

You refer to "Bucky Balls" ... here's background for people who haven't heard about this:

The Fukushima accident has pumped out some entirely new forms of radioactive materials … in “glassy spheres“, buckyballs, ball-like spheres, and bound to organic matter.  Scientists don’t really know how long these new forms will last …

Phil Free's picture

Heh.. yeah, he's trying too hard to sound smart.

Buckminsterfullerenes - molecules composed of 60 carbon atoms - netted their (3) discoverers a Nobel Prize in 1996.

Radioactivity is bad. Very bad. Very un-un-good. Double-plus un-good. Trying to misdirect massive, crazy levels/amounts of radioactive death into ... what, "harmless" buckyballs? is just silly.

That blob that melted straight through the iron scaffolding in reactor 2 like it was butter (melting point, 1500 degrees F) is now .. somewhere below.  Sight Unseen.  At least Chernobyl's Elephant's Foot stopped.  One can only imagine - since we certainly can't see it - where the hell this too-hot-to-handle blob is, or what it's up to. So to speak. 

Super-bad, a thousand times over.

Sometimes perspective is useful. People reference Chernobyl ... and to put that in perspective..

“While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers. There are a staggering 4,400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” (Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data, Global Research, April 11, 2011)"

and ..

While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer (Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden  The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)"

Almost a million deaths, all credited to Chernobyl.  And it was "light-weight", compared to Fukushima. And dude is trying to deflect with buckyballs.  Perhaps we all need to chip in and buy him a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics, since ... what, all that deadly radiation won't really kill anyone, and Fukushima was actually just a dream?  You know, like the entire 9th season of Dallas, with Bobby Ewing?

Silverlok's picture

".Radioactivity is bad. Very bad. Very un-un-good. Double-plus un-good. Trying to misdirect massive, crazy levels/amounts of radioactive death into ... what, "harmless" buckyballs? is just silly.."

Rarely does time mean less to me than morons, but ...





Where did you find evidence that uranium buckyballs were "harmless", eh? you discovered and know all about them and have some links right?... 

gregga777's picture

The molten mass containing the fuel and other molten materials is probably separated by material densities. The bad news is that the enriched uranium and plutonium byproduct are the densest material in the mixture. I expect that the lighter density elements, including that from the control rods, are not moderating the nuclear reactions from the enriched uranium at all. That's because they are not absorbing any neutrons participating in the nuclear fission process. That means that the nuclear fission will continue for many years depending solely on the original amount of enriched uranium and resultant byproducts like plutonium.

Solomonpal's picture

Please forward your comment to the honorable senator Maxine Waters to elaborate before congress and the press.

are we there yet's picture

Maxine Waters is fully occupied in learning where Korea is.

gregga777's picture

The 530 Sieverts per hour measured at Fukushima is undefined regarding proportional dose from alpha, beta, gamma or neutrons. Each affects silicon integrated circuits in different ways. The conversion from Sieverts to rads are:

500 Sieverts == 2,500 rad (alpha)
500 Sieverts == 50,000 rad (beta)
500 Sieverts == 50,000 rad (gamma)
500 Sieverts == 5,000 rad (neutron)

All consumer and commercial electronics would probably be rendered inoperative very quickly in such an environment. Silicon-on-insulator integrated circuit technologies would have to be incorporated into anything electronic need to operate in that environment including the power supply (supplies). Manufacturers of satellite electronics possess the knowledge and experience needed to design and manufacture the electronic equipment that could hope to survive in that radiation environment. Based on my experience in strategic military systems, any electronic equipment with that degree of radiation hardening would be extremely expensive (and that's an understatement).

PrivetHedge's picture

We'd have to go back to thermionic tubes in that environment.

George Washington's picture

Yeah ... the robots they send into Fuku keep dying.

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

1 'died'. 15 recovered. Say what ye of sensationalism?

Vooter's picture

Hey, whaddya know--I was just named to the 2020 U.S. Olympic pole-vaulting team! I've never pole-vaulted, and I'm pushing 60, but the guy on the phone just said, "Hey, don't worry about it--you'll do fine." Wow, I'm tearing up a little...thanks, America!

Falconsixone's picture

They just want you to keep working on their relocation To The Moon Alice and Mars. If they told you you were all dead you'd use your time to enjoy your life.

squid's picture

Further to my 'fuckup' post below, lets look at this from the perspective of Chernobyl.


In chernobyl you had a graphite reactor that had ALL of its control rods removed when it over heated and blew up. That was in fact WHY it overheated in the first place, the 'scientists' from the Soviet Acadamy of Sciences were at the plant running some tests and ordered the engineers, they guys who's reponsibility it is to run the plant safely, to disabled the cooling control system. That control system automatically controls the reactor's rate of reaction by controlling the cadnium control rods....gets too hot, the system pushes the rods in, gets too cool, pulls the rods out a bit. Simple stuff as most engineering is.


The Egg heads form the acadamy of sciences over ruled the engineers and the control system was disconnected, the reactor over heated and exploded. Once that happened everything is all over the place. 

Where are the fuel rods?

Where are the control rods?

Is Fission still taking place?

WTF is going on?

Orders of business:

1. Stop the graphite fire because the fucking smoke is DEADLY radioactive,

2. Find out whether fission is still occuring and get some sort of moderator down in the core, something that can melt in with the core and stop the fission,

3. Contain.

That was Chernobyl.



The reactors were all scrammed so the control rods were fully inserted into the cores, fission had stopped.

At Diachi 2 exactly the same happened but their Tsunami wall held and the electric damage they had they were able to repair and get power to their pumps, no accident.


Diachi 1....yah, mess.

1 reactor was down for maintenance and three were on line when the shaking started. They all scrammed.

Then the tsunami hit flodding the compound and fucking all the backup electricity and worse, the wiring. Salt water is highly conductive unlike fresh water, it fucks up ALL electical and electronics it touches. Now the pumps are off, the reactor core is still hot, with the cadnium inserted though, but they are hot. The water in the reactor boils off and the fuels rods together with the candium start to burn producing hydrogen gas which is vented with steam our of the containment vessel into the containment building and eventually balloon meets pin and BOOM, roof gets blown off. Now we need to get water inside that reactor vessel to cool the longer a core really, a melting smoldering blob.


So now what?

How to contain this mess?

Well, now we are haunted by one of the original design fuckups of the plant, they subcut the rock lower to get the plant closer to the sea, the whole complex is only ~3m above sea level....had they not done that, we'd not be having this conversaion. So, we need to build a concrete tomb of some sort like Chernobyl. They need to get under the reactors to lay doen a 3-4m thick concrete pad as the base. With 500 serverts of radiation, how in the fuck are they going to do that? The miners in Ukraine that dug a sub floor under Chernobyl all died of cancer, it was radioactive as hell doen there, Fuku is worse. And Fuku is solid rock, Ukraine was glacial till, gravel.


They need to thow some reasources at this. Fuck robots to build iPhones, there has to be funding made availble to build construction robots that can work in a highly radioactive area.......I mean like man-on-the-moon levels of funding.


Here is what I propose to help the Japanese un-fuck themselves.......


Cancel the Olympics. Maybe that will jolt them into reality. This constant sweaping under the carpet shit that has been going on since 2011 is going to poison the Pacific.


Cancel the Olympics in Tokyo.





PrivetHedge's picture

The story was the one about the generators failing, but there was a certain amount of evidence that some major pipes also cracked on the shaking too.

Savyindallas's picture

From my research the past 6 years  -I believe you are right. I agree with you completely. I fear this is a potentially a human extinction event. 

Falconsixone's picture

Chernobyl was a fart compared to Fukishima's 44mag shot to the left lung.

atthelake's picture

I knew Japanese, though work. I fear for their safety.

Victory_Garden's picture

No one does better than you Sir GW when it comes to this fine reporting on this real deadly issue. Big huaya-tu-ya!


Seems like oh, five years ago this was known. Only stupidness has kept, and still keeps the people of the world from knowing that yes, they are all slowly being killed off. Your satanic money-god masters love to see you ALL suffer. Even, their own.


As the leaves drop from the green summer trees it might occur to them that maybe something is wrong after three-quarters of the neighborhood is suddenly...gone.


Shupe..shupe...dupe... the rescue!

Fukushima Radiation Could Kill More People Than Originally Believed:


Enjoy in quality and good life these coming...last days of Pompeii.


The better you make it for others in a good foot way...thebeter it will be for you.


Call that...Karma Freedom.


Solomonpal's picture

It's was the best Super Bowel ever. I can't wait for next years!

KingTut's picture

It's tempting to blame evil capitalists for this.  But in reality the US goverment forced the nascent Nuclear industry to adopt the wrong technology.  The first reactors were built to create fule for bombs.  The high pressure boiling water reactors were designed for submarines, which were good  for that, but too dangerous for public electricity generation.  We have been struggling with this mistake for 70 years.

Sadly there was a better technology alraedy available, molten salt reactors.  They don't melt down (moltlen fuel can't melt), they produce much less waste that is lalso ess dangerous, and they are intrinsically more efiicient.  But the industry was already a juggernaut, and ham strung by conflicting regulation.  All this was lost on the goverment.  Besides,  they never admit to anything. 

You probably don't want to build one on an earth quake fault, but the Fukushima and Chernobyl disasters would never have happened.

PrivetHedge's picture

The inadequate containment of those recators has also been known about for decades.

The nuclear industry needs shutting down.

squid's picture

Ahhh, the Treadeupian Canadian koolaide....taste ok?

Would you like another cup?


Rememebr that age old axiom....

"Whatever the government touches, will turn to shit.".


Nuclear power is no different.




George Washington's picture



Similarly, MIT economics professor and former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson points out that the government created the giant banks, and they were not the product of free market competition.


conraddobler's picture

The real danger lurks in your basement.

Please test for radon.


CRM114's picture

May lurk.

but worth testing for.

squid's picture

Ok....i'm no nuclear Engineer but.....

With radiation levels that high, can we then assume that fission has restarted in at least some parts of the fuel blob?


So how do we get more cadnium into the fuel blob?

How do we cool the fuel blob down? If fission has started up again, at least in sections/portions of the fuel blob it will be getting hot as hell.





PrivetHedge's picture

More likely is a series of criticality events, there is no moderator for fission but the concentration of fuel leaves the field (hole) wide open for fast neutron events going off like a geyser: at regular intervals.

conraddobler's picture

You can pretty much set your watch by what the powers that be say.

If they say it's fine, it's terrible.

If they say it's terrible it's fine.

Given the relative silence on this one I'd say it's a 10 out of 10 on the OOOOOOH shit meter.

DeaconPews's picture

Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

BetweenThe Coasts's picture

Soon after the disaster is it not true that when the US radiation monitoring network begain showing Pacific Coast measure too high for public comfort they just turned off the equipment instead of reporting further?