Highest Radiation Ever Detected At Fukushima: 10+ Sieverts An Hour

Tyler Durden's picture

Remember all those idiots who claimed that Fukushima is contained, or better yet, the drama is exaggerated? Perhaps it is time to exile them all, starting with that moron from MIT, to Fukushima where the radiation measured at the base of the main ventilation stack just hit an all time high 10 sieverts/hour. The truth likely is much uglier: this is simply the highest reading the devices are able to record. In other words, there does not exist a device that can capture the true extent of the catastrophe at Fukushima!

From Bloomberg:

“I suspect the high radiation quantity was an aftermath of venting done,” Matsumoto told reporters in Tokyo. “The plant is not running. I don’t think any gas with high radiation level is flowing in the stack.”

Tepco sent three workers around the ventilation stack today after a gamma camera detected high radioactivity levels in the area yesterday, Matsumoto said. The workers were exposed to as much as 4 millisieverts during the work, he said.

The utility will create a no-go zone around the stack and cover the area with protective material, he said.

At least with Chernobyl, 5 months after the explosion it was pretty much well-known what the damage really is. In Japan, however, the ongoing attempt to hide everything from the general population, many of whom will pay for their government's lies with their lives, means that reality will only gradually be comprehended. By the time all is said and done, Japan's demographics will be far, far worse than even today. But who cares: that will be some other administration's (and unborn generation's) problem.

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Josh Randall's picture

For people in Japan hopefully - they need to get transitory and move the hell out of the area. TEPCO is like the bad jelly of the month club that keeps on giving

Dr. Engali's picture

I thought they fixed that and everything was all better.

Cdad's picture

According to Doug Cass...Japan, as a result of the disaster,  "is the buying opportunity of a generation."   At the time he made the call, he vaguely suggested, as all have, that Fukushima was under control.

Dr. Engali's picture

Cass is a complete moron. Make's me cringe to even type his worthless name.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Do NOT question your masters.

Just hitch up to the Ponzi plow and pull you jackass, pull.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Fabor is hard on Japan too.  I don't get it.

Tense INDIAN's picture

i was thinking aout sending some extra cash to my dad....hes building a new house ...we could do with a bunker tooi guess...

Harlequin001's picture

you can tell him he won't need to bother with the lighting, all will become clear as day at night from now on...

Cdad's picture

Ah, Fukushima.  Remember Fukushima?

Silver Dreamer's picture

Based on MSM coverage, we're not supposed to remember it of course.  Nuclear disaster?  What?!  Nah, that's OLD news...  The masses moved on to a new circus long ago.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

NPR rolled out a "special" this morning on the killing of Osama.

Look!  A distraction!

GeneMarchbanks's picture

You had to do didn't you?! I was hoping to never come across an NPR reference on these boards and ... then ... YOU happened. I'm not mad just disappointed is all...

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Listening to Steve Inskeep and Cokie Roberts facilitates my Two Minute Hate.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

You put "special" in quotation marks, but you forgot to put "Osama" in quotation marks.

redpill's picture

This is because the corium is melted into the concrete.  If they get near any vent that comes close to that, it's going to be insane radiation, although it may be decreased in other areas since the corium is partially encased in Concrete now by virtue of it melting through to it.

malikai's picture

By now, radiosilver production is picking up inside the corium. In a few years they could put a mine in and start producing bars like the eastern Europeans were doing. The remains of the fallout also has traces of radiosilver, as found by Korea back in April. People just aren't looking at the bright side of all this.

mick_richfield's picture

You know that you are seriously SOL when even the silver lining of this disaster is dangerously radioactive.

Iriestx's picture

I thought raising the debt limit fixed this.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

It does, you can soon entomb the whole of Daiichi with the paper coming off of Bens printer. I mean paper covers rock, right? and... radioactive particles as well, no?

Forgiven's picture

<------ Screwed

<------ Meh!  Transitory.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Swan Lake- Japan

The Whiteness descended onto Japan in true Black Swan fashion.  Only nature knew what lay in waiting for the poor island of Nippon.  An island steeped in ritual and history, it was to be utterly destroyed in a few blinks of an eye.  Now, it lays in ruins.

Unfortunately because of society the loss has only begun....

Article continued below....

Swan Lake- Japan:



Reptil's picture

I heard this story in Fukushima the other day. Informed parents tell their children, "Don't eat shiitake mushroom or bamboo shoot in the school lunch." So, the children take them aside. But then the teacher comes and orders them, "Eat!"


Dreadker's picture

The advantage the unborn generation will have needs to be taken into account... I mean its easier to fix stuff with 5 arms and 3 legs right? ;-)

DCFusor's picture

The current rad levels we receive in the USA right now are about half what most of us grew up with due to atmospheric nuclear testing in the 40's and 50's, which has decayed since (mostly).  We're down to radon from the uranium in the ground, and cosmic rays, which no one can avoid unless they live in a mine.  Japan near the reactor, now that's a bad place to be right now.  On the scale of the earth, not so bad anyplace else, and not likely to get worse anytime soon.  Now, if someone planted a large bomb there and blew all that crap up into the air, that'd be slightly more scary, but I kinda doubt that.

Reptil's picture

Please inform yourself before spouting this bare nonsense?

The amount of radiation from Fukushima is estimated to be 20 times that of Hiroshima according to Professor Tatsuhiko Kodama of Tokyo University.

Also, it is cumulative, and this does not include the very difficult measurement of hot particles (alpha radiation). Please see the video in my post below?

Yes, the radiation of Fukushima hit the jetstream, and was (and still is) deposited on the western US and Canadian coast. Also, the northern Pacific Ocean is fucked. Slowly these hot particles will spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and then all over the planet. Just like they've already permeated most of Japan and it's surroundings.

Extend and pretend doesn't really work if your offspring doesn't have healthy genes. You can agree or disagree with that, it's all the same to me. What matters is that it's time, finally to regard the true impact of fission nuclear in the hands of madmen and stop it, before another plant (in the US) blows up. The risk is not imagnary: you don't need a terrorist with a bomb, you got your government and the NRC who are setting you up right now.

More on radiation effects:




malikai's picture

Did you read anything the guy wrote? Care to look at the bigger picture?

Reptil's picture

Of course I did. I am looking at the bigger picture: It says fission nuclear is creating more problems than we can solve. It also says that commercial nuclear fission plants can NEVER be safe. There has to be cost savings for them to be profitable. Costs are saved in safety measures, protocols and all that.

Look, in the US of A, there's a number of fission plants of the BWR type that are about to do a tripple Fukushima. A few hours of non working Diesel generators (without backup) or non-insulated cables that haven't been checked in 40 years are all it takes. WHY IS THIS NOT ADRESSED?
THe answer to that question leads you straight to the bigger picture...

It's very dark Malikai, it's against human beings as a species. Do you have children? I still want some. We can't really handle radiation well. Especially children, that grow, and have many cell divisions. We'll simply die out. Disappear. Genocide. The elite, the bankers, the billionaires too. EXTINCTION EVENT. Some find my conclusion slight out of hand, but really, if you know that "genetic passports" are about to be issued in Kazachstan, that say who can procreate and who can't, because their gene pool is so messed up, they have to take that action, and that roughly 250K chlidren in the Fukushima Province get little cute toys that are used to measure the radiation they catch (invisible snake) as part of a long term experiment, instead of that the government gives them DOSIMETERS (which cost the same) to give them the means to stay out of hot spots, then I'm not guessing, but I know it's fucked up. Really I can't come to any other outcome, believe me I want to!




(please check the other links I posted in this thread as well)

tick tock... o__0

Harlequin001's picture

just think of the increase in productivity...

GDP will fly, trust me...

Dreadker's picture

Thats what they meant by a V shaped recovery.... every quad limbed future child of fukushima will increase GDP!!

Abitdodgie's picture

Buy big Phama fucked up kids have got to be bullish, right 

vast-dom's picture

it is much worse than bad. 

just wait until the cancer numbers come in. and then get revised. and re-revised to the Nth. 

and that's only in Japan. 

then we will review Pacific NW data.

and then we will all have much regret that we did not focus on FuckYouShima when we had a chance and instead bickered over Monopoly-like deluded monies and imaginary meaningless debt-ceilings. 

cancer and mutation are real. fake monies are just that.


Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

There are prevailing trade winds that go straight into L.A., too.

Silver Dreamer's picture

As with software, it depends on your perspective.  Are you a nuclear plant engineer, or are you a down wind end user?

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Shit, all I know is I saw a map of the radiation blowing over L.A. into AZ and NM and since the Rockies are not too big there I assume it goes all the way to FL.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I consider this crazy Karma. Since the East Coast Tribe has to deal with most of the nuclear reactors in the USA, it's only fitting that the West Coast Tribe gets to share Japan's.


Amish Hacker's picture

The West Coast Tribe? I think it's time to change our name to "The Front Row."

krispkritter's picture

Nah, it couldn't possibly make it all the way to...wait a minute, what? http://bit.ly/hQPAD4  And here I sit in the shadow of Crystal River hoping they didn't hire the same crew of illegals to redo that fine job of stuccoing over the cracks in the containment there...oh, happy day!

sabra1's picture

there was another 5.5 today south of honshu!

Rockfish's picture

Stand By we will be making a change to our CRISES GENERATOR.

Remove DEBT dead line - insert Fukushima for the lack anything else more interesting.

Reptil's picture

It never went away Rockfish: that it wasn't on your or anyone's tv screen is not reason to believe it suddenly didn't exist or matter anymore.

Terminus C's picture

Rockfish obviously has few remaining brain cells if he/she cannot compute that ignoring something does not make it go away, no matter how hard tptb msm try.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

The utility will create a no-go zone around the stack and cover the area with protective material, he said.

Bullish for cement.

gmrpeabody's picture

Bullish for test equipment manufactures which will need to adjust to higher readings.