At least 70 percent of nuclear fuel inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant melted down following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, bringing the total of reactors which experienced meltdowns to three, according to a Japanese research team.
We have 3 total China Syndrome cores going...no one knows where they are...a lot of #2 went sky-high but the rest is a big question mark...goto...www.enenews.com for the latest news and the news that started in the beginning, almost 5 years ago now...and they wonder why the P/Ocean is so sick??????
"The findings, while expected, help move along the decommissioning process, which has been slow due to continued heavy radiation from the reactors. The project is expected to take decades to complete."
How to decommission a hot core in the ground: A fantasy from your friends at TEPCO ("We took four years to admit there was a meltdown. Guess what we'll be telling you in another 4 years! Hint: It involves groundwater and the ocean).
I'll take answer number 3, thank you.
The picture shows police supposedly blocking access to road leading into Fukushima wearing paper masks and rubber gloves...what a joke!
Fukushima-area residents return home after 4½ years
Radiation levels in northeast town of Naraha deemed safe following decontamination http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fukushima-nahara-japan-reopens-1.3217085
Naraha is only 20 KM from Fukushima. Yeah, it has been decontaminated...including the groundwater, soil, other water supplies? The smart ones will NOT return.
I am really beginning to hate these articles about Fukushima. There is so much ignorance. A boiling water reactor and almost all the reactors in the world are boiling water reactors are without water a China Syndrome. There is no containment in a China Syndrome event. Tepco knew the first week that they were looking at China Syndrome. 300 to 400 tons of molten nuclear fuel burned right through the containment vessel and concrete base. Plop into the aquifer they built the plant on. Tepco estimates that 300 tons of water is flowing under the mess and out to sea each and everyday. Consider the source of that estimate and double it. This will go on for the next 240,000 years. It is deadly poison on the day of the accident and it will be toxic, genome deforming, and a deadly killer for 240,000 years minus one day.
Is there any Clark Kent out there that can actually give people a little clue that there is an active ongoing pollution event that is damaging the world's largest ocean. Can not anyone connect the extinction of life from the lowest creatures to the whales on the east shores of the pacific? Everything that has been released into the ocean in the last 4 plus years mutates genes. There are no boundaries to contain this stuff and it can effect all species exposed. The potential to change earth's life forms has been released. Deal with it.
If you want a fun quest you can see the 4th melt down that happened in the equipment pool of reactor #4, opposite side from the spent fuel pool. It, its corium, burned a hole in the side of the building and dropped onto pipes below and soon never to be seen again. Look in the archive of www.enenews.com there are pictures of this event. Its beautiful and terrible at the same time.
Bless you for your words...the P/Ocean is Toast Baby, we don't have decades Tepco
Greenpeace Japan conducted a radiation survey and sampling program in
Iitate, a village in Fukushima Prefecture. Even after decontamination,
radiation dose rates measured ten times (10xs) the maximum allowed to
the general public.
According to Greenpeace Japan: “The Japanese government plans to lift
restrictions in all of Area 2 , including Iitate, where people could
receive radiation doses of up to 20mSV each year and in subsequent
years. International radiation protection standards recommend public
exposure should be 1mSv/year or less in non-post accident situations.
The radiation limit that excluded people from living in the 30km zone
around the Chernobyl nuclear plant exclusion zone was set at 5mSV/year,
five years after the nuclear accident. Over 100,000 people were
evacuated from within the zone and will never return.” (Greenpeace Press
Release, July 21, 2015).
Japan is next door to China.
"no one knows where they are..."
If the cores had generated enough heat melt through the concrete, seems like there should have been a very noticeable reaction when it hit the groundwater below.
a lot of #2 went sky-high
From what I've heard, it sounds like reactor 2 sustained the least hydrogen explosion damage of the operating reactors.
"goto...www.enenews.com for the latest news"
Is that where you heard that "a lot of #2 went sky-high"?
"and they wonder why the P/Ocean is so sick??????"
Do you know of an example of this Pacific sickness which could plausibly be related to Fukushima?
Perhaps this is of interest...
""Why are we trying to resume nuclear power?" he said."
Indeed why are we trying to resume nuclear power!!!
Matt Heins is lying when he says:
Molten salt reactors (sometimes called Thorium reactors) ALL have at their core a Uranium 235/233 reactor which certainly can melt down and cause explosions. That big deception seems to be present in most pro-nuke nonsense like his.
And Mattie sorta forgot to tell you one important detail about MSR's: There never has been one built. It's theoretical hogwash pumped out by the parasitical nuke mob who want to once again fleece the taxpayer with another Frankenplant boondoggle fraud. The only Molten Salt reactor tried was an Oakridge simulation which caused a massive radiation and florine gas disaster and caused the most expensive clean up in history that Bectel ever faced in the 1960's which is why they were never built.
Then there's the dubious claim once again trotted out that bullet-proof "containment" will magically occur, which has never happened in the history of nuke power generation. ALL nuke plants leak and shower the unfortunate downwinders with dangerous nuclear fallout (even when they are operating normally. This is because there is just no way to assure that hundreds of access ports for cables, pipes, inspection hatches, etc can remain pressure tight forever. When low pressure weather moves into the area, ALL nuke plants must equalize in pressure, which means outgassing.)
ALL nuke plants leak. (Especially during refueling since there is no containment at all during this process.)
Nuke anything is insane and financially ruinous.
Yes, the golden blob running down the outside wall of Unit Four. The CIA media says it never happened. Therefore, for most citizens, it never happened. The MIC doesn't want their nuke gravy-train disrupted, therefore, this event caught on film just never happened.
We all will pay a terrible price for allowing such a totalitarian stranglehold on information critical for democracy to function for common citizens to inform themselves about such reckless insanity as nuclear power.
I think that photo sums up man's ignorance and ego. Safe, clean too cheap to meter, nuclear power, with the roof blown off and golden corium slowly flowing out of the building.
Thank you for the info. So much for concern about the people and future generations...just do what is most convenient rather than aiding the affected residents of the area in finding other domiciles, jobs, and safe surroundings. The Japanese officials have taken a page out of the hedge fund traders' bible: "IBG, YBG" or I'll Be Gone, You'll Be Gone so take all you can now and never look back (prior to the financial debacle of 2008).
The call to return to the area is sent from an ivory tower hundreds of miles removed.
Classic Enenews. If you will go to the actual Marine Mammal Center website, you can find the chart listing the causes of death here:
Enenews focused on those cases where the diagnosis included Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. In humans, DIC has a number of causes, and one of them is acute promyelocytic leukemia. APL is not associated with radiation, but it is a form of leukemia, some types of which can be caused by radiation. So Enenews laid out a trail of breadcrumbs from DIC to APL, to leukemia, to radiation, and thus, by implication, to Fukushima. Nevermind that the levels of Fukushima radiation in in the area were less than a thousandth that of the natural radioactivity of seawater, and that humans might not be the best model for seal pathology, and that the seals in question were pups too young to have developed leukemia, and that there were no diagnoses of APL, or leukemia, or cancer of any sort on the entire chart of diagnoses, the big absurdity here is that the Marine Mammal Center themselves explained the cause of DIC in these seals. If you will go to the chart, notice how many diagnoses of DIC were coupled with a diagnosis of otostrongyliasis. Otostrongyliasis is an an infection of Otostrongylus circumlitus, commonly known as harbor seal lungworm. As the Marine Mammal Center says:
"In elephant seals, the parasitic worms causing the disease are usually found in the heart. There they often plug up pulmonary arteries, resulting in so many clots in the lungs that the animal exhausts its clotting mechanism. This is called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, or DIC for short. Some veterinarians refer to this as “Death Is Coming” "
Yes, but is that because of the radiation, or the heat that's coming out of the ocean at this time.
Do you happen to remember the headline for that article? I would be very interested to see what enenews actually said.
We know from the Japanese people's experience living through the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bombs that ordinary people can enter highly radioactive areas and function normally. We also know that they don't live long if they try.
The long-range problem with nuclear reactors is, first, that a runaway atomic pile can and will generate temperatures able to liquefy or even vaporize anything in its way, including concrete. Once the safety mechanisms melt into a puddle, little can stop the core.
Far worse is human greed, a truly unstoppable force that reduces actual safety measures taken until potential corporate profits and and potential corporate bankruptcy losses are equal. Given a known cost to shareholders of corporate bankruptcy, 100% of their investment, we can probably estimate the number of nuclear power plants per generation that will melt down.
The costs to all of society are typically on the order of 1000 times the cost of a corporate bankruptcy. Unfortunately, either the citizens in general or the victims in the way pay the uncovered 99.9% of all meltdown costs.
So, we can estimate the number of meltdowns and the costs to society. It's always a terrible deal for society, paying out 1 tenth of one cent in benefits for every one dollar the country loses down a hole to China.
If Thorium reactors are twice as good, make that 2 tenths of one cent in payouts for every dollar spent. I've seen better lemonade stands.