Remember Fukushima? It's Back

Tyler Durden's picture

The problem with sweeping unresolved problems, especially of the unstable gamma decay variety, is that they tend to pop up at the most inopportune of times. Such as during global coordinated fiat ponzi bailouts. Kyodo reports that according to TEPCO a fresh fission reaction has restarted at Fukushima Daichi, and that boric acid is being injected to control a "possible nuclear reaction." Hardly the encouraging news that the world needs right about now.

From Kyodo:

TEPCO finds sign of fresh nuclear fission at Fukushima reactor 


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday there may be signs of fresh nuclear fission in the No. 2 reactor at its quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant and that it has begun injecting boric acid to control a possible nuclear reaction.


There has been no change in the temperature, pressure and radiation levels at the reactor, whose nuclear fuel is believed to have melted when the cooling system failed following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the utility known as TEPCO said.


Gas samples taken Tuesday from inside the reactor's containment vessel may contain radioactive xenon, a gas typically generated by nuclear fission, the company said.

What is the conventional wisdom thinking on Fukushima anyway? Out of sight, out of mind? Yeah, we thought so.

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wang (not verified) ghengis86 Nov 1, 2011 8:59 PM

boric acid


Comay Mierda's picture

"on a long enough timeline..."

JPM Hater001's picture

I'm starting to feel like soon I wont need a very long timeline.

mkkby's picture

Headlines coming later:

Neutron beams detected... under ground.

Massive steam coming from ground water.

Fukushima Sam's picture

I'm sure everything is just fine over at Fukushima.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Like the report says, everything is fine, they are just being proactive so a nuclear chain reaction does not occur.  Move along....

jeff montanye's picture

if, as we learned from that 70's show (et. al.), cockroaches survive nuclear explosions, imo the injection of boric acid is ominous.

AldousHuxley's picture

A study (Tarasenko et al. 1972), summarized by Moore (1997), found a decrease in sexual activity in 28 workers exposed to very high concentrations of boron (10 mg/m3). Examination of the semen from six of the workers demonstrated a reduction in semen volume, a decrease in the number of spermatozoa, and decreased sperm motility.


short japanese panty vending machine makers.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

The sexual activity of workers is a troubling thing, so lets add boron to the water supply.  It's for the best.

espirit's picture

Check out the dead and dying seals from a "mysterious" disease in western Alaska.  I found out the skinny on RSOE EDIS and this is more than troubling, it's disastrous.

At least now we know which way the radioactive seawater currents flow.

Bruin4's picture


"Hardly the encouraging news that the world needs right about now."

The world ( AKA America) does not care. Nor will they be told about this current "nuclear event" Mainstream media was caught off guard when it reported the earthquake and nuke melt down in the first place - they did not mean to tell the truth and were quickly brought into line so the market could "Fukushima Rally" up to new yearly highs soon after. ( remember Katrina? - same thing - truth in reporting quickly vanished ) Fukushima is a disaster of epic proportions, generations from now ( if our greedy, species is still around) maybe we will see that. We cannot continue down the path of nuclear power - its been a lie from day one, we need to shut down and dismantle every reactor in the world.


AldousHuxley's picture

Japan has almost HALF of US's total population.....that's a lot of people...and due to failing ponzinomics unemployeed people. a lot of old folks as well.


Fukushima is one for way Japanese elites to get rid of some country folks to address overpopulation. Sick shit.



Jeremy Roenick's picture

Kim Kardashian's divorce is far more interesting to the public at large.


You know, uncontrolled, spontaneous fission is SOOOOO  BORING....

Abitdodgie's picture

Just wait until we have a solar flare with EMP and it takes the power down ,we can then whatch every nuclear plant have full melt down after 3 days when there generators run dry

mick_richfield's picture

We have to find a way to keep ZH going without electricity.

Paper, ponies -- I don't know. 

Silver Bully's picture

I think it may be time to give the China Syndrome a new name. I mean, they don't need it, do they? Perhaps we should hold a naming contest in Fukushima to lift everyone's morale?

jeff montanye's picture

well according to the antipodes map it could be the buenos aires syndrome.

Bunga Bunga's picture

Localized headlines / CNBC script App for US:


Nuclear Power Is Safe

Nuclear Power Is Cheap

Nuclear Power Is Carbon Emission Free

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

From the Bloomberg screen bugs this AM:

"No new radiation found. Situation under control. TEPCO."

That followed a bug that said "New radiation emission at Fukushima." So which is it? Sounds like the PTB cant get their stories straight. But I guess it's all good if it distracts from Europe.

UP Forester's picture

I wondered why Encore has been playing "Godzilla vs. Mothra" so much lately....

prains's picture

brack swan is growing

knukles's picture

collecshun:  Brack swan is Glowing

knukles's picture

My wife just laughed and said now there's no reason for personal austerity.  She's going shopping tomorrow.  Thanks a butt load, fellas.

Idiocracy's picture

Separate bank accounts.  Problem solved

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

That's what was said, "Brack swan is growing".

AldousHuxley's picture

movie "black swan" shown in japanese theaters 2 months after fukushima.


house values always go up ....unless some wave knocks your radioactive reactor out and contaminates your entire neighborhood.


renters can simply move away.

Silver Bully's picture

I am long on kaiju, shorting Tokyo.

SoCalBusted's picture

...on a long enough half life...

MarkTwain00's picture


check out the idiot trying to convince the public it is all Ok.....

in the word of Bill Hicks

We have figured it out....Go back to bed America(Japan)
your government is in control again...... 

Mr. Mandelbrot's picture

The article states that the tsunami caused "partial meltdown in three of its reactos."  What BS!  There are three meltTHROUGHS and one if not all have been conclusively been shown to have occured as a result of the earthquake alone . . .              Fore un-BBCed info, , check out

jeff montanye's picture

my favorite part?  the cyclops kitten corpse sold to the creationist lost world museum.

andybev01's picture

Now I don't have to decide what's for lunch, 'cause I'm no longer hungry.

johngaltfla's picture

Bingo. It's been ongoing underground.

Silver Dreamer's picture

When underground is nearly at sea level, that's not such a great place for it to occur of course.

J 457's picture

At this rate, I'm beginning to wonder if we'll even make it to 12.12.12.

therealmonty's picture

Its 12-21-12 BTW...and we'll make it.  We might have three balls and green piss, but we'll make it.

knukles's picture

Green piss'd be a new novelty.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I once pissed green!  It was up in the Andes, at about 13,000 feet.  I presume is was the extra-blue sky up there, the bus had stopped for a pee-break.  I know that it was green because one of my friends with me was pissing green too, right there just off the road.  1981.  True story.  Ask my friend Howie!

cbxer55's picture

I just hope it doesn't sting coming out!  :-0

nothing can go wrogn's picture

I'll worry about that after 11.11.11.