Fukushima Ongoing

A rolling record of some key MSM reports & alternative views on the unfolding nuclear disasters in Japan:

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Posted 1 August 2010
Fukushima Reactor 4: 
The Most Important Story Nobody's Talking About
Written by Damien Gillis Monday, 21 May 2012

"It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor." 
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland Mitsuhei Murata to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
It's the most important story nobody's talking about: the continued dire situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, ravaged by a massive earthquake and Tsunami last March. [More]

Posted 31st October 2011
Incredible claims from people of some repute.
OCTOBER 14, 2011
By Richard Walker -
A leading Japanese journalist recently made two incredible claims about the Fukushima power plant that suffered a nuclear meltdown in March 2011, sending shockwaves around the world.
First, the former editor of a national newspaper in Japan says the U.S. and Israel knew Fukushima had weapons-grade uranium and plutonium that were exposed to the atmosphere after a massive tsunami wave hit the reactor. Second, he contends that Israeli intelligence sabotaged the reactor in retaliation for Japan’s support of an independent Palestinian state. [More]

Posted 15th May 2011 Pub. 12th May

Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse?

By Michael Shaw
Beyond the novelty that Fukushima was back in the news at all, two things characterize Thursday’s BBC update. One is how shockingly brief it is, like a dashed of summary. The other is the almost casual tone it takes in listing through the nightmarish situations throughout the plant, especially the acknowledged meltdown in Unit 1. [Read more]

Posted 15th May pub. 12th May 2011
Daily Telegraph

Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant

One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant did suffer a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today, describing a pool of molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor's containment vessel. [Read more]

Posted 10th May Published 16.03.2011
Ex-Rad, the U.S. Military's Radiation Wonder Drug
By Van Hipp
Reports of radioactive contamination and a potential meltdown at the complex have many Americans wondering how prepared our own government would be in the event something similar occurred here. More specifically, could the the health of residents living near a severely damaged nuclear reactor in the U.S. be ensured?

Thanks to the advanced work of the men and women who develop our nation’s military medicine, the answer is yes – but only if the government now takes the necessary steps. [Read more]

*Anorak notes warning, I've often wondered if the powers that be might just have a secret trick to protect themselves as the world slowly gets contaminated with plutonium etc. But just because Fox News says it, does not make it true. There are some elaborate public disinformation programmes under way in the world - particularly in the US. Some may say this is part of a programme to make people feel safe and secure with nuclear power development being pushed and as fake as the 50's duck and cover exercises "in case of nuclear attack".

Posted 5th May 2011 UPDATE & PROGNOSIS - Reuters
Soil containing radioactivity 10,000 times the normal level was recently found at the bottom of the sea.

Posted 12th April 2011 Published 11th April
Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data
An independent assessment by university researchers from Kyoto University and Hiroshima University finds that the radiation levels are not being correctly reported by the Japanese government nor TEPCO.

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 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl. The Daiichi plant has a total of six reactors. As yet there are no plans to concrete the structures since they are not cool yet, nor has TEPCO announced plans to do so

One can imagine the enormous manpower needed to construct and support six concrete sarcophagi: 600,000 workers? I doubt the Fukushima 50 can do it alone. It should be noted that today the government revised worker exposure from 100 milliSeverts to 250 milliSieverts. Outside contractors working on the facility refused the higher standard.

Posted 12th April 2011 Published 12th April
Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant?
The smoke and mirrors at Fukushima 1 seem to obscure a steady purpose, an iron will and a grim task unknown to outsiders. The most logical explanation: The nuclear industry and government agencies are scrambling to prevent the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japan's civilian nuclear power plants.

Posted 12th April 2011 Published 12th April
Uranium and Plutonium missing from spent fuel ponds
Early signs of health damage: We have received information from people in the Tokyo region stating that they have swollen lymph nodes and sores in their nostrils. These are indicators that they have probably inhaled particles of Plutonium and Uranium.
Latest info GO TO - Low Level Radiation Campaign

Posted 11th April 2011 Published 4th April 2011
Radiation Levels Up to 1,000 Times Higher than Current "Safety Levels" by Washington's Blog

The U.S. federal drinking water standard for radioactive Iodine-131 is 3 picocuries per liter, but levels exceeding that by as much as 181 times have been detected in rainwater sampled in California, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Radioactivity has also been found in
milk from Spokane, Washington.

Posted 1 April 2011 [This represent the "official line" - or is April Fools Day lie?]
Tokyo's Radiation Levels Are Less Than Those In Hong Kong Or The UK
But the radiation situation in Japan's financial heart, Tokyo, is better than Hong Kong, and hardly higher than New York or London, according to Bloomberg. According to the most recent data, here's how the cities match up:
  • UK annual average - 0.251 microsieverts/hour
  • Hong Kong - 0.14 microsieverts/hour
  • Tokyo - 0.109 microsieverts/hour
  • New York - 0.095 microsieverts/hour
  • London - 0.08 microsieverts
So why were so many people fleeing Tokyo in the wake of the disaster? Simple, the headline number increased by 30 times, according to Bloomberg, so to a person not understanding how small the numbers are to start, it seems quite big. That doesn't mean the situation around the reactor site, however, is any better or less alarming.
Read more:

Posted 1 April 2011 [Fools day]
TEPCO data credibility suffers on serious groundwater contamination
The operator of a crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture suffered another blow to its credibility on Friday over errors found in its radioactive contamination data, including on groundwater at the plant, while workers began test-spraying a resin there to prevent radioactive particles from being dispersed. [Read more]

Posted 29th March
New Scientist
24 March 2011 by Debora MacKenzie

Japan's damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima has been emitting radioactive iodine and caesium at levels approaching those seen in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986. [Read more]

Posted 26th March
Radioactive Iodine Releases May Exceed Three Mile Island by 100,000 Times

Institute Calls for More Intensive Contingency Planning by Japanese Authorities; U.S. Should Move as Much Spent Fuel as Possible to Dry Storage to Reduce Most Severe Risks, Suspend Licensing and Relicensing During Review [Read more] What about the UK ?

Posted 25th March
Japan Raises Possibility of Breach in Reactor Vessel
Published: March 25, 2011 By DAVID JOLLY and HIROKO TABUCHI

TOKYO — Japan’s effort to contain the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a setback, an official said on Friday, citing evidence that the reactor vessel of the No. 3 unit may have been damaged [Read more]

Posted 24th March
Japan reactors' salt buildup might hurt repairs
The short-term fix that Japanese workers used to fend off a meltdown at the nuclear power plant crippled by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the nation nearly two weeks ago has created a new problem that could lead to the release of radioactive material, The New York Times reported Thursday. [Read more]

Posted 23rd March []
Fukushima 70 kilometre contamination levels twice as high as Chernobyl Permanent Control Zone.

Honshu should be evacuated. The IAEA website [at 2. Radiation Monitoring 3/4's down page] yesterday revealed beta-gamma contamination measurements taken between 35 and 68 km from Fukushima. The results ranged from 0.08 to 0.9 MegaBecquerels per square metre (MBq/m2). The Chernobyl Permanent Control Zone was contaminated up to 0.55 MBq/m2. The highest level of contamination classified after Chernobyl was greater than 1.48 MBq/m2. The data for Chernobyl were for Caesium and the same is probably true for the Fukushima data. All official agencies are conspicuously silent about the alpha-emitters Plutonium and Uranium. We remain deeply concerned about this lack of information. [Read more]

[Are we not conditioned to think humans are only self interested?]
Posted 18th March

'Nuclear Ninja' Suicide Mission To Save Japan

A handful of "heroes" working to avert a total meltdown at Japan's crippled nuclear plant have told loved ones not to expect them to return home.
The Japanese media have dubbed the elite squad of 180 technicians the "Samurai Warriors" and even the "Nuclear Ninjas" as they try to save their country.

Posted 18th March 1700 hrs
Iran Will Respond With "All Power And Potentials At Its Disposal To Halt The Oppression Of The People Of Bahrain"

The Bahrain proxy conflict and the actual conflict continue after yesterday's shocking violence.
Iranian lawmaker Hossein Naqavi tells Press TV: “The Saudi's should know for a fact that Tehran will use all the power and potentials at its disposal to halt the oppression of the people of Bahrain.”
Naqavi told the UN to take action, or Tehran would be forced to intervene. “Of course, we hope the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be forced to take such actions.

Posted 22nd March


Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi power station is being picked up by monitors in Iceland. The country is therefore the first place in Europe to be affected by the radioactive particles [Read more] This is about potential not immediate danger Anorak Notes

Posted 18th March 1500 hrs

TEPCO Says Reduced Pressure Levels Inside Pressure Vessel Of Reactor 3 Indicates Possible Leakage
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/18/2011 08:29 -0400

Just a troubling headline for now. Considering Reactor 3 was the one most devastated following its explosion earlier this week, this could be a truly disturbing development. This is especially true consider Reactor 3 is the only one at Fukushima whose fuel rods contain Plutnoium.

Posted 18th March

Egypt Said to Arm Libya Rebels

CAIRO—Egypt's military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington's knowledge, U.S. and Libyan rebel officials said.

Posted 17th March Sky News
Japan Admits Nuclear problem is Severe

"This is a severe incident that is occurring right now," the spokesman said at a news conference. "We have vented and used seawater as cooling, followed the accident management plan but this is a very severe operation." The admission comes as plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) continues attempts to stop the six-reactor Fukushima 1 complex from going into nuclear meltdown. "We have to keep cooling the fuel so it doesn't reach criticality," the Tepco spokesman said, adding that radiation levels have barely fallen at the site." Translation: if operation "Irrigation" fails, TEPCO itself confirms the chance of a critical reaction in the nuclear fuel is very high. Which of course would explain why everyone who knows more than the average peasant who just watches manipulated media, is getting the hell out of dodge.

Posted 16th March

Posted March 16th
Bahrain: Cold blooded "face to face" shooting by police.

Workers briefly abandon Japan nuclear plant as crisis worsens

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka
TOKYO | Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:16pm GMT

(Reuters) - Japan's nuclear crisis appeared to be spinning out of control on Wednesday after workers withdrew briefly from a stricken power plant because of surging radiation levels and a helicopter failed to drop water on the most troubled reactor.

In a sign of desperation, the police will try to cool spent nuclear fuel at one of the facility's reactors with water cannon, which is normally used to quell riots.

Early in the day another fire broke out at the earthquake-crippled facility, which has sent low levels of radiation wafting into Tokyo in the past 24 hours, triggering fear in the capital and international alarm.
Japan's government said radiation levels outside the plant's gates were stable but, in a sign of being overwhelmed, appealed to private companies to help deliver supplies to tens of thousands of people evacuated from around the complex.

"People would not be in immediate danger if they went outside with these levels. I want people to understand this," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a televised news conference, referring to people living outside a 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone. Some 140,000 people inside the zone have been told to stay indoors.

Workers were trying to clear debris to build a road so fire trucks could reach reactor No. 4 at the Daiichi complex in Fukushima, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. Flames were no longer visible at the building housing the reactor.

High radiation levels prevented a helicopter from flying to the site to drop water into the No. 3 reactor -- whose roof was damaged by an earlier explosion and where steam was seen rising earlier in the day -- to try to cool its fuel rods.

The plant operator described No. 3 as the "priority." No more information was available, but that reactor is the only one at Daiichi which uses plutonium in its fuel mix.
According to U.S. government research, plutonium is very toxic to humans and once absorbed in the bloodstream can linger for years in bone marrow or liver and can lead to cancer

The situation at No. 4 reactor, where the fire broke out, was "not so good," the plant operator added, while water was being poured into reactors No. 5 and 6, indicating the entire six-reactor facility was now at risk of overheating.

Nuclear experts said the solutions being proposed to quell radiation leaks at the complex were last-ditch efforts to stem what could well be remembered as one of the world's worst industrial disasters.
"This is a slow-moving nightmare," said Dr Thomas Neff, a physicist and uranium-industry analyst at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Japanese Emperor Akihito, delivering a rare video message to his people, said he was deeply worried by the country's nuclear crisis which was "unprecedented in scale."

"I hope from the bottom of my heart that the people will, hand in hand, treat each other with compassion and overcome these difficult times," the emperor said.

Panic over the economic impact of last Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami knocked $620 billion off Japan's stock market over the first two days of this week, but the Nikkei index rebounded on Wednesday to end up 5.68 percent.

March 16th
South Korea ships Boron

Sun 13th Japan's Reactors
John Large interviewed by Ch4

Radiation Cloud effects Tokyo

Mon. 14th
Second explosion Fukushima