the melted core cracked the containment vessel, there really is no containment. So as soon as they pump the water in it leaks out again.
Loss of containment of nuclear fuel also exists within the spent fuel pools at Fukushima.
Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool – Fuel racks where refueling machine mast rests http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3A1YA1lt8k&feature=player_embedded
Nuclear Expert: “The Melted Core Cracked The Containment Vessel ” There Really Is No Containment” At Fukushima Reactors http://www.opednews.com/articles/Nuclear-Expert–The-Melte-by-G-Washington-130302-594.html Nuclear Cores and Spent Fuel Pools Have Both Lost Containment Steven Starr - Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at theUniversity of Missouri/Senior Scientist at Physicians for Social Responsibility – said :
The Japanese basically lied about what happened with the reactors for months. They said they were trying to prevent a meltdown, when in fact they knew within the first couple of days Reactors 1, 2, and 3 at Fukushima Daiichi had melted down, and they actually melted through the steel containment vessels.
So there was a worst case scenario that they were trying to hide, they even knew that at that time enormous amounts of radiation were released over Japan and some of it even went over Tokyo [...]
The melted core cracked the containment vessel, there really is no containment. So as soon as they pump the water in it leaks out again.
Asahi Shimbum notes that the location of Fukushima melted fuel is unknown. It could be “scattered’ in piping, vessels … “we’ve yet to identify all hotspots” around plant. Read more »
1. Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a multi-billion dollar corporation wholly owned by the Province of Ontario, plans to build a nuclear waste dump at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant site, Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario “located approximately 1 km inland from the shore of Lake Huron at the surface and more than 400 metres below the deepest near-site point of Lake Huron.” http://tinyurl.com/arc34y2 , page 55 OPG owns all Ontario’s nuclear plants and all radioactive nuclear waste created. Read more »
Asahi: Gov’t worried about highly radioactive fish — Why are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe limits? http://enenews.com/asahi-govt-worried-about-highly-radioactive-fish-why-are-radiation-readings-still-100s-of-times-over-official-safe-limit
November 13th, 2012
(Subscription Only) Title: Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study
Author: HIROSHI ISHIZUKA
Date: November 13, 2012
Persistently high radioactivity in some fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked a government investigation into the physiological basis for contamination and why radiation readings in some specimens remain hundreds of times over the official safe limit.
[...] The overall trend has been a decline in detected amounts of radioactive cesium.
However, in August, two greenlings caught 20 kilometers north of the Fukushima plant were found to have cesium levels of 25,800 becquerels per kilogram, the highest level ever measured in fish since the nuclear accident. The government standard for food is 100 becquerels per kilogram.
And in March, tests recorded a level of 18,700 becquerels per kilogram
in freshwater salmon in the Niidagawa river near Iitate [...]
[...] cesium in freshwater salmon and char caught since March has not been decreasing, leading to restrictions on the shipment [...]
The forthcoming study will analyze cesium levels in the fish’s otolith, a part of the inner ear. The otolith is widely used in such research because it is an organ where trace elements tend to accumulate over the animal’s lifespan, leaving a growth record that can be likened to the rings of a tree. [...]
Water scarcity could drive push towards wind and solar REneweconomy By Giles Parkinson 14 November 2012 In 2010, more water – 583 billion cubic metres – than is discharged each year by the mighty Ganges River in India was used to meet the world’s growing energy needs.
It’s an interesting statistic, but why should that matter? Well, if the world continues on its merry way, power capacity – particularly with water-hungry energy technologies such as coal and nuclear – and water-dependent extractive techniques such as coal, shale gas and tar sands, are going to grow quickly, and, according to the International Energy Agency, the world’s demand for water will grow at twice the pace, putting pressure on increasingly scarce water resources. Read more »
Super-Fast Space Travel Would Kill You In Minutes http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/11/super-fast-space-travel-would-kill-you-in-minutes/ JAMIE CONDLIFFE, 6 Nov 12, Everyone thinks it would be cool to travel at the speed of light, which is why scientists devote their lives to working out if it would be possible and NASA is trying to develop its own warp drive. But easy, tiger: turns out super-fast space travel would be fatal. A paper published in Natural Science brings some boring common sense to the speed-of-light-travel table. In order to travel huge distances in next to no time, people need to travel close to the speed of light. In so doing, travellers cover extremely large distances very quickly, and thanks to the quirks of relativity, it would feel like it took mere minutes because of an effect known as time dilation , which squashes perceived time.
The trouble is that travelling close to the speed of light brings about other effects too. In Natural Science , Edelstein and Edelstein point out that hydrogen in any craft cable of travelling at the speed of light would also prevent it from travelling at the speed of light. They explain :
Unfortunately, as spaceship velocities approach the speed of light, interstellar hydrogen H, although only present at a density of approximately 1.8 atoms/cm3, turns into intense radiation that would quickly kill passengers and destroy electronic instrumentation. In addition, the energy loss of ionizing radiation passing through the ship’s hull represents an increasing heat load that necessitates large expenditures of energy to cool the ship.
In other words, travel close to the speed of light and you’ll be bombarded with so much radiation that you kick the bucket. The knock-on effect is that even if it’s possible to create a craft capable of travelling close the speed of light, it wouldn’t be able to transport people.
Instead, there’s a natural speed limit imposed by safe levels of radiation due to hydrogen, which means humans couldn’t travel faster than half the speed of light unless they were willing to die almost immediately. Dammit. [Natural Science ]
Josef Stalin’s nuclear legacy remains in East Kazakhstan Scotsman.com, 9 October 2012 Stalin used the area as a nuclear test site and the local population have been paying a terrible price ever since. The plight of these people in East Kazakhstan has touched the heart of Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson, who has campaigned to bring their situation to wider recognition for 13 years. Now, in an exclusive article for The Scotsman, he argues Stalin’s actions could have devastating consequences in the future, too
My life changed on 9 September 1999. I had recently been elected a Member of the European Parliament and was drowning in work when an old friend called me and asked if I could spare just 15 minutes to meet a Kazakh academic, Dr Kamila Magzieva. I tried to explain that even 15 minutes was impossible, but my friend was insistent.
Dr Magzieva came from Semipalatinsk (now renamed Semey) in East Kazakhstan. Between 1949 and 1990, the Soviet Union used this region near the border with Siberia as a nuclear test site. The Polygon, as it was known, is the size of Wales yet what was happening there, namely 607 test nuclear explosions, was hidden from the world. But that wasn’t the worst. Dr Magzieva explained how the military scientists would wait until the wind was blowing in the direction of the remote Kazakh villages before detonating their nuclear devices and then KGB doctors would study the effects of nuclear radiation on the people who lived there.
The Soviet Union was using the 1.5 million population of the Polygon as human guinea pigs, exposing them to the equivalent of 20,000 Hiroshima bombs. And this was continuing under the noses of the international community even after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.
I asked Dr Magzieva if I could visit East Kazakhstan and see the evidence for myself. A matter of weeks later I found myself in the remote village of Znamenka. But my reception was not what I had expected. Angry village elders surrounded me demanding to know if I was yet another disaster tourist from the West, come to stare at their plight, weep crocodile tears, promise to help, only never to be heard from again. I promised them that I would help, and asked them to tell me their experiences.
Elderly men and women explained how they were ordered to stack bedding and furniture against the doors and windows of their homes, then made to stand outside – away from the buildings – as the mushroom clouds of nuclear explosions rose just a few miles away.
Unsurprisingly, but still shockingly, the tests have left their mark on generations of people in the Polygon. Cancers run at five times the national average, birth defects are three times the national average. Virtually all children suffer from anaemia. Many of the younger men are impotent while young women are afraid to become pregnant because they know their child is likely to be ill, mentally damaged or physically deformed if they carry it to term.
Psychological disorders are rife and suicides are widespread, even among children. Seepage from underground nuclear tests has polluted watercourses and streams, farmland has been heavily irradiated and radioactive contamination has entered the food chain. The average life expectancy is only 52 years. In Scotland it is 75 years for men, and even that is considered one of the lowest in Europe and a national shame.
Before 1999 I had no idea of the situation in the Polygon. I have now visited Kazakhstan 15 times, more recently as the roving ambassador for the environment on behalf of the Kazakh Government who chaired the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe in 2010. Sent to each of the five Central Asian Republics, I have discovered horror story after horror story, the legacy of the many environmental catastrophes wrought by the Soviets in the region which affect millions of people to this day….http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/features/josef-stalin-s-nuclear-legacy-remains-in-east-kazakhstan-1-2565733
Fukushima’s Butterflies – known since 1927 technorg, blogs by Jan Hemmer
August 17, 2012 by Mikkai ignored by IAEA, WHO, USCEAR, BEIR, ICRP Quote: “The collapse of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment. A prompt and reliable system for evaluating the biological impacts of this accident on animals has not been available. Here we show that the accident caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue Zizeeria maha, a common lycaenid butterfly in Japan. We collected the first-voltine adults in the Fukushima area in May 2011, some of which showed relatively mild abnormalities. The F1 offspring from the first-voltine females showed more severe abnormalities, which were inherited by the F2 generation. Adult butterflies collected in September 2011 showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. ***Similar abnormalities were experimentally reproduced in individuals from a non-contaminated area by external and internal low-dose exposures.**
“We conclude that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species.“
TO ALL: The Butterflies of Fukushima are known since 1927! One of the best hidden secrets of the Atomic Military Industrial Complex.
EVIDENCE: Herman J Mueller discovered in 1927 (!) the following: ARTIFICIAL TRANSMUTATION OF THE GENE by radiation –
He used X-Rays on fruit fly Drosophila! 1927!
Emmy Stein generated 1921 with Radium hereditary carcinomas inAntirrhinum plants: http://books.google.de/books?id=gPrtE4K0WC8C&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=Antirrhinum+radium+Emmy+Stein+1922&source=bl&ots=8EDd9LgkVF&sig=SqeLMTtx98h7aD5LLc_qAtJN3nY&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Antirrhinum%20radium%20Emmy%20Stein%201922&f=false
If Fukushima’s and Chernobyl’s radionuclides mimic X-rays and their mutagenic effect, then this is transferable to the effect of X-rays / Fukushima on the human fetus:
ONE radiograph during pregnancy: 20 % increase for cancer probability before the child is 10 years old. Two radiographs during pregnancy: 28 %. Three: 70 %. FOUR:…. 100 PERCENT. There is NO SAFE LEVEL OF RADIATION EXPOSURE: http://books.google.de/books?id=aAoAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=cancer+stewart+xray+1970+radiographs&source=bl&ots=UGZYt0TZGo&sig=ENE9wYZjjNs3Rh2XyptdZwP3Ucw&hl=de&ei=7545Tu6iF8aAOsLrvbMG&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=falsefrom: http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/safe-radiation-levels-never-get-your-facts-here/
ICRP President “Karl Morgan was a friend of Hermann Müller and he remembers the geneticist’s warning about undermining the health of a nation and its children”: http://www.ratical.org/radiation/NRBE/NRBE14.html
Karl Morgan “There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero”: http://books.google.de/books?id=9-8EkIhxeK0C&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=%E2%80%9CThere+is+no+safe+level+of+exposure+and+there+is+no+dose+of+radiation+so+low+that+the+risk+of+a+malignancy+is+zero%E2%80%9D&source=bl&ots=GZXG5ZVK0i&sig=vVvf-pFUOPAPISPaBR5IWmVzlV8&sa=X&ei=AnUyUIq4L6Ss0QWtzoDgDA&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CThere%20is%20no%20safe%20level%20of%20exposure%20and%20there%20is%20no%20dose%20of%20radiation%20so%20low%20that%20the%20risk%20of%20a%20malignancy%20is%20zero%E2%80%9D&f=false
Butterflies of Fukushima! 2011!
Herman J Mueller got the The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1946 for THIS!
WE KNOW IT SINCE 1927!
An he believed in EUGENICS!:http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/resources/timeline/1927_Muller.php
Chernobyl “compressed several thousand years of evolution into a decade” – New York Times 1996http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/07/science/chernobyl-s-voles-live-but-mutations-surge.html
X-Rays are also used on larger animals, with horrific effects: “The Monster Maker” http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,862623,00.html
Irradiated Fruit Fly (the antenna grows from the eye):…….. http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/fukushimas-butterflies-known-since-1927/
This film shows the discussions at the following WHO- congress in Kiev in 2001, that lead to the fatal disregarding of internal radiation consequences throughout the nuclear world.
The full transcript can be found here:
According to a 2011 report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, water withdrawals vary widely from one type of power plant to another: “On average in 2008, plants in the US nuclear fleet withdrew nearly eight times more freshwater than natural gas plants per unit of electricity generated, and 11 percent more than coal plants.
When water efficiency is factored into the equation, alternative energy sources, like wind turbines and solar cells, compare more favorably to coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Treading water, BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, BY DAWN STOVER | 22 AUGUST 2012 In 1954, Lewis Strauss, then chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, gave a speech in which he famously predicted that “our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter.” Whether he was talking about fission reactors or a secret fusion project is unclear, but he was wrong in either case. What did turn out to be too cheap to meter, however, was water.
Unless you have a private well or spring on your property, you probably don’t enjoy free water in your home. But it’s a different story if you’re running a power plant or drilling for oil: The biggest water consumers pay the least for every gallon, and most power plants pay almost nothing at all. Perhaps that’s why so little research and funding is devoted to saving water — far less than is spent on energy efficiency.
This year’s drought, however, is a painful reminder that water is not an unlimited resource. According to the National Climate Data Center, moderate to exceptional drought currentlycovers 64 percent of the contiguous United States. A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change predicts that severe and widespread droughts will continue during the coming decades…… Read more »
“…….. Ocean-mined uranium feasible, but not economical The Street By Resource Investing News 08/29/12 - If uranium buyers can’t find enough U308 on land, perhaps they can turn to the sea; or so say scientists from the University of Alabama and the American Chemical Society. “The ocean actually contains more uranium, although very dilute, than you can find in any land source in total,” said chemist Robin Rogers in a recent news conference, “which means we have a wonderful resource; it’s just always been very expensive to get it out.”
On and off over the past half century, scientists have been researching ways to extract uranium from seawater, but the process has always proved so costly and laborious that no one in the industry took it seriously. The US Department of Energy recently funded a project to develop a more cost-efficient process, and as a result researchers were able to decrease the cost estimate for ocean-mined uranium by over 46 percent to $300 per pound. Unfortunately, that’s five times costlier than traditional mining and a far cry from economical.
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