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Greenpeace: 'Extremely High' Jump in Post-Fukushima Radioactive Chemicals


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Greenpeace: 'Extremely High' Jump in Post-Fukushima Radioactive Chemicals

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Greenpeace Japan reported Thursday that waterways in the Fukushima district have hundreds of times more radiation now than before 2011, when the nuclear disaster that forced the evacuation of at least 160,000 people occurred.


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"The extremely high levels of radioactivity we found along the river systems highlights the enormity and longevity of both the environmental contamination and the public health risks resulting from the Fukushima disaster," said Ai Kashiwagi, energy campaigner at Greenpeace Japan. "These river samples were taken in areas where the Abe government is stating it is safe for people to live. But the results show there is no return to normal after this nuclear catastrophe."

A sign that the Japanese government is ignoring radiation contamination.

In April, the month after the powerful tsunami and earthquake crippled Japan including its nuclear power plant, “Hillary Clinton signed a pact with Japan that she agreed there is no problem with Japanese food supply and we will continue to buy them so we are not sampling food coming in from Japan” according to Gundersen. https://nuclear-news.net/2011/08/20/hillary-clintons-pact-with-japan-to-downplay-fukushima-radiation-risks/

high-level people he knows in the State Department said Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing for the United States to continue buying food from Japan, despite that food not being properly tested for radioactive materials.

Picture of Clinton signing said agreement.

How is it that one of the four main contenders for president of the USA signed an agreement to allow toxic radiation contaminated food and other products into the USA without inspection. She asks for support of Americans who she would poison in secret. Do American women who were asked to flock to her banner because you know they have vaginas realize that when pregnant and exposed to radiation in food can miscarry or give birth to babies with genetic mutations or disability? Is this the quality of person Americans want for its leadership? She did not in this case act on behalf of our people. Probably never will.

It is also interesting that original articles about this are no where to be found. Has Hillary scrubbed the net of her foul deeds?


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How is simple HRC does the bidding of big business and always carried their water.Even the overthrow of Qaddafi was done more for the rothschild's personal benefit and of course agribusiness also wanted make certain Qaddafi plan to pump ancient water he discovered looking for oil did not make the north African desert bloom and allow them grow crops.Notice our list enemies same countries all lack or lacked a rothschild bank to steal their wealth as they been doing here since 1913 when Rockefeller and the European banking cartel sent their owned senator Aledridge sneak during Christmas break the federal reserve act stealing wealth ever since and still going strong so sad.


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"Yesterday's news"

Today's and tomorrow's nightmares


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Here's what I'm reading at ENEnews.com:

There's evidence that Fukushima's unit 3 reactor, the one with the plutonium/uranium mixture fuel, set a new higher bar for worst-case scenarios. A few days after the initial meltdown the reactor most likely went rather supercritical and fast. Probably everything inside the reactor core went from a solid to a gas. The reactor cooling water expanded, became high pressure steam and the top of the reactor blew off. A hot mushroom of gases was seen rising. In Tokyo it started raining microscopic glass particles, particles that probably condensed as the incredibly hot rising gases encountered normal temperature air. The particles are known to have great quantities of radioactive cesium encapsulated within them. With luck, most of the radioactive cesium will stay encapsulated inside these widely scattered bits of glass until most of it decays in 2 or 3 centuries, but that's speculation.

Next, quite a few people are showing signs of A-bomb disease, the disease that Japanese civilians experienced starting in early August of 1945. Symptoms such as thyroid nodules, black dots all over a person's face and black legs are being reported. Reporting on such matters has been declared to be a Japanese state secret, but traveling foreigners are able to talk after they leave Japan.

Some corporate troll from the nuclear industry might come along and naysay all this, but I thought I'd tell you what's out there.


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I thought they were micropheres. Something really small. They actually produce more radiation, since they are not water soluble and can't be flushed away by rainwater. I wonder if that means that the ones trapped in your body never break down and can't be flushed out, like the nuke industry assumes when they told us 80 percent flushes out of a contaminated person's body.

enenews says:

Public Release from Goldschmidt Conference, Jun 26, 2016 (emphasis added): New research shows that most of the radioactive fallout which landed on downtown Tokyo a few days after the Fukushima accident was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles, as a type of ‘glassy soot’. This meant that most of the radioactive material was not dissolved in rain and running water… The particles also concentrated the radioactive caesium
(Cs), meaning that in some cases dose effects of the fallout are still
unclear… Japanese geochemists… analysed samples collected from within an
area up to 230 km from the FDNPP… [I]t had been
anticipated that most of the radioactive fallout would have been flushed
from the environment by rainwater. However… most of the radioactive caesium in fact fell to the ground enclosed in glassy microparticles…
[T]hese particles… formed during the molten core-concrete interaction
inside the primary containment vessel in the Fukushima reactor units 1
and/or 3. Because of the high Cs content in the microparticles, the radioactivity per unit mass was as high as ~4.4×10^11 Bq/g [440,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg]… Analysis from several air filters collected in Tokyo on 15 March 2011 showed that 89% of the total radioactivity was present as a result of these caesium-rich microparticles, rather than the soluble Cs, as had originally been supposed.

Sounds dangerous. I've warned my family and friends to stay away from Japan. The gov there decided to BURN all the waste, so decontamination efforts were NOT going to succeed with this insane practice being carried out by the mob. A short period after decontamination is completed, mob-made fallout re-contaminates the place. The result is that instead of a small area being contaminated, they've spread the contamination everywhere, even as far south as Kagoshima.

This might explain why Clinton keeps collapsing. She was there, completely unaware of the danger of radiation since she's just a dumb lawyer with no science background at all.


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"Scary stuff."

It's also a load of hogwash. That can happen when you get your news from the tabloids.

Here is an aerial view of the Unit 3 reactor building after the large hydrogen explosion:

The green circle represents the location of the reactor well. Notice that the most intact section of the roof trusses sits directly overhead.

This is a diagram of the upper reactor assembly:

Item 7 is the reactor vessel cap (red rim) Item 6 is the domed pressure vessel cap (yellow), and item 5 is the well plug (in this version, it has 4 concrete layers with two sections per layer, but Unit 3 had 3 layers with 3 sections per layer). A mushroom cloud explosion that blew the top of the reactor off would have blown the caps and concrete plug out of the well like a mortar. So how could the spindly truss structure overhead have remained intact?

When they cleared the rubble off Unit 3, this is what the well plug actually looked like:
(Image rotated 180 degrees from the previous)

The well plug is cracked, and the center section was hammered downward a few inches in the middle--most likely from the fuel handling crane falling on it. But there is nothing that would indicate this reactor exploded. The concrete plug sections aren't even dislodged from their well seats.

As for the thyroid nodules, yes, high resolution scans are finding thyroid nodules, but the rates of detection are not statistically different from the testing being done in reference populations far from Fukushima. South Korea experienced similar levels of nodule detection when they implemented high-resolution screening. They originally thought they had a thyroid cancer epidemic, but the prevailing view now is that it was just a screening effect. And the idea that that reporting on Fukushima has been declared a state secret is clearly nonsense. A simple web search pulls in hundreds of Fukushima-related articles from Japanese sources. Japanese press even reported on the transfer of weapon's grade plutonium to the U.S., revealing the amount, the date of transfer, the port, and even the specific British ship, the Pacific Egret, which would be carrying the cargo. If even that wasn't blocked as a state secret, how likely is it that reporting black dots on people's legs would be?


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Toast! Japan and its people, the planet, too! We are all at risk and no national discussion. Corporations.


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I get so infuriated over the various governments who bury the horror of nuclear power through the surrogate denialists and industry apologists who continue the lie that nuclear is safe. Calling cesium 137 a chemical is technically correct, but I would emphasize that It is a metallic element that does not occur naturally, but only exists as a product of fissioning (splitting apart) 'enriched", naturally occurring, "pitchblende" (or "uraninite"). The #3 reactor used a fissionable MOX mixture of enriched uranium and added plutonium 239 (from reprocessed, so-called "spent" fuel.)

The whole damn subject of worldwide radionuclide contamination is sickening enough to read about, but the utter betrayal of those who know the truth, is staggering. That most of us are purposefully kept in the dark, is unacceptable. The betrayal of the public trust in the name of profit by our fellow humans who make money selling this crap needs to be investigated - made a priority before it's too late.


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Nice pics, Trog,

Here's another angle:

My theory: You are right, the reactor didn't blow since the core melted out the bottom a few minutes after the earthquake.
The roof truss structure is semi-intact over the reactor plug because it was actually the fuel pool that exploded: Overstuffed fuel racks got too close together after the hydro explosion blasted the boron wafers to dust and blamo: High Nuetron Flux Baby! We had strict rules about how many feet we had to keep this stuff away from potential neutron emitters, IIRC.

So your pics re-enforce Nuclear Engineer Arnold Gundersen's Prompt Criticality Theory.

While I have no doubt subsonic hydrogen deflagrations happened also, they couldn't have produced a supersonic mushroom cloud that went up to 4000 feet in a few seconds like video shows (and recall it threw nuke fuel over a mile away.) A prompt criticality in the spent fuel pool WOULD explain it however. We see the characteristic bright red fireball over the fuel pool as opposed to the orange you would expect to see with a hydrogen "burn" (as the nuke industry calls a blow up.)

We also know it boiled dry according to NRC emergency conference transcripts. That's probably why number four blew also. "No water in the pool", was the comment made by NRC officials, which is why US Aid came to the rescue and shipped cement pumpers since the previous Jap helo drops failed (they evaporated short of the pool, since the Japanese pilots were fearful of getting too close to the nuke volcano in this photo.) I watched that failure live. I'll guess their rad meters went full-scale and they dropped their water early.

Station Blackout is an ugly thing, week after week....

Here, the 11/10/14 infrared of exploded Unit 3 confirms my theory:

Notice, if you will, the nearly complete absence of any red or orange fuel at all in the round reactor. You can even see your roof trusses in light and dark blue! The spent fuel pool, the rectangular shape in the lower left corner is a complete mess instead of the nice uniform green it was in unit 1:

Ugh, Unit 1 reactor in this last photo don't look happy! But #1 Fuel Pool is fine.

The steam in the first photo appears to be coming from the fuel pool in the corner. Conclusion: #3 Fuel Pool experienced a "Prompt Criticality" (a nuclear explosion) and blew ionizing radioisotopes into the jet stream and all across the world.

TJ


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Fukushima?

That's nothing. Just wait till Hillary says;"Fukuputin".


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LOL!
Thanks George,

I needed that!


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As they say in Mucdonald's, "Yar welcome!".

Keep laughing; tyrants hate laughter. Just imagine; if the million strong at the Nuremburg Rally had rolled over laughing at Hitler's speeches.


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The aircraft carrier USS Reagan tried to supply power to the stricken station and got dosed with fallout. President Abe would be smart to equip some destroyers with over-size engines to supply power to the next melt-down. The USA had 6 similarly equip ships in WW II that were also deployed in Korea. The thing about power plants is that they consume 30% of their own power. The spent fuel rods cluttering up every nuclear plant compounds the containment problem. The ground water washing under Fukushima on its way to the ocean is an added nightmare that did not need to be.