Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Things Are Going To Get Much Worse Yet!

I have been watching very closely what has been happening with the Fukushima nuclear facility as closely as everyone else.  I have also been very disturbed by the absolute lack of, or distortion of, important information about exactly how bad the situation is from the controlled media sources.  I laughed as much as everyone else when the shill Ann Coulter made the outrageous claim that "radiation is good for you".   Readers, statements such as that one shows clearly how badly the MSM is out of touch with reality, and definitely not keeping us aware as to how bad the situation truly is.

How bad is the situation?  I am leaning more and more into the realm that this disaster will dwarf what happened at Chernobyl in 1986, and definitely much much worse than what happened at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania back on this date in 1979.   It does seem that what we are watching is the meltdown and total destruction of 3 reactors at Fukushima, and the fact that at least one, or possibly all three are in meltdown as we speak.

I have been looking for important articles that cover the true facts on what is happening, and what could happen at Fukushima with these meltdowns in progress, and I do believe that I found a very good one.  Here is an article, from the website: Common Dreams, at www.commondreams.org, entitled: "Worse Than Chernobyl: When The Fukushima Meltdown Hits Groundwater", and I have it right here for my own readers to view:

'Worse Than Chernobyl': When the Fukushima Meltdown Hits Groundwater

by Tom Burnett 
 
Fukushima is going to dwarf Chenobyl. The Japanese government has had a level 7 nuclear disaster going for almost a week but won’t admit it.

The disaster is occurring the opposite way than Chernobyl, which exploded and stopped the reaction. At Fukushima, the reactions are getting worse. I suspect three nuclear piles are in meltdown and we will probably get some of it.

If reactor 3 is in meltdown,  the concrete under the containment looks like lava. But Fukushima is not far off the water table. When that molten mass of self-sustaining nuclear material gets to the water table it won’t simply cool down. It will explode – not a nuclear explosion, but probably enough to involve the rest of the reactors and fuel rods at the facility.

Pouring concrete on a critical reactor makes no sense – it will simply explode and release more radioactive particulate matter. The concrete will melt and the problem will get worse. Chernobyl was different – a critical reactor exploded and stopped the reaction. At Fukushima, the reactor cores are still melting down. The ONLY way to stop that is to detonate a ~10 kiloton fission device inside each reactor containment vessel and hope to vaporize the cores. That’s probably a bad solution.

A nuclear meltdown is a self-sustaining reaction. Nothing can stop it except stopping the reaction. And that would require a nuclear weapon. In fact, it would require one in each containment vessel to merely stop what is going on now. But it will be messy.

Fukushima was waiting to happen because of the placement of the emergency generators. If they had not all failed at once by being inundated by a tsunami, Fukushima would not have happened as it did – although it WOULD still have been a nuclear disaster. Every containment in the world is built to withstand a Magnitude 6.9 earthquake; the Japanese chose to ignore the fact that a similar earthquake had hit that same general area in 1896.

Anyway, here is the information that the US doesn’t seem to want released. And here is a chart that might help with perspective.

Making matters worse is the MOX in reactor 3. MOX is the street name for ‘mixed oxide fuel‘ which uses ~9% plutonium along with a uranium compound to fuel reactors. This is why it can be used.

The problem is that you don’t want to play with this stuff. A nuclear reactor means bring fissile material to a point at which it is hot enough to boil water (in a light-water reactor) and not enough to melt and go supercritical (China syndrome or a Chernobyl incident). You simply cannot let it get away from you because if it does, you can’t stop it.

The Japanese are still talking about days or weeks to clean this up. That’s not true. They cannot clean it up. And no one will live in that area again for dozens or maybe hundreds of years.



NTS Notes:  The reason why I decided to focus on this article is that it presents a very real scenario that could happen very shortly.

The simple fact is that the meltdown at reactor 3 at Fukushima will cause the core to melt right through the flooring of the reactor and cause it to sink due to its own gravity into the ground.  This scenario is known as the `China Syndrome``, and the name comes from the theory that the core is of such high temperature that it could in theory go right through the earth all the way to China!   However, what will happen is that the core will sink until it hits ground water.  The tremendous heat of that melting core will cause the water that it comes in contact to instantly boil and explode.  That resultant explosion will cause the material of the core to break apart and particles will attach themselves to water vapor and rise rapidly into the atmosphere in a radioactive cloud of tremendous intensity.  

The real  scary scenario is that Reactor 3 is where the MOX Plutonium-Uranium Oxide fuel rods were stored, and when that material gets caught up in the China Syndrome explosion, we will have a super deadly radioactive cloud of poisonous Plutonium on the loose.   Considering that Plutonium at 1 microgram concentration is deadly to humans... Look out!

I must state that I am giving the worse case scenario here.  But considering that our controlled media sources continue to lie and downgrade this dire situation, I do believe that what is speculated here is a very strong possibility and closer to the truth! 


More to come


NTS

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