Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Nuclear Experts Worried By Lack Of News From Fukushima Daiichi

More and more some semblance of truth is finally coming out about the magnitude of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power station in northern Japan.   For the longest time the controlled media continued to downplay this disaster, and to give false information that all is well, and the disaster is not as bad as blog sites, and the alternative media has been claiming...

But now there is some worry coming from Nuclear Experts that the real extent of this disaster is not being told to the general public.  According to this new article, from the website: www.lucaswhitefieldhixson.com, it appears that these experts are finally coming out and stating that there is concern about the lack of truthful news from Fukushima.   Here is that article:


Nuclear Experts Worried by a Lack of News from Fukushima Daiichi

As America’s attention shifts more and more to the nuclear crisis in Japan, many readers who have been following this thread of information ask, “Where is the information?  When will we see the effects of the radiation?”

Oftentimes, reports coming out of the Fukushima Daiichi plant have been a cause for alarm for those following the story -- reports have been delayed for no reason, and often, actions have been taken before the world could assess the full situation.

 

The decision left to many informed observers remains: 

 

“Is this a display of supreme stupidity... or, are the misleading information and conflicting reports a part of a more calculated and controlled design?”

 

Many experts and engineers worry about the chain of broken information being released by TEPCO.  

While monitoring the pressure inside of the reactors, one can easily see that the damage being reported is not accurate.  Facts don’t lie.  When people discuss Chernobyl, they remember a gripping fear and international concern. 

 Where is that type of worry for Fukushima and Japan?   

When the water failed, the rods heated and caused a hydrogen (or, according to some reports, nuclear) explosion that blew the top of the fuel pool building off  -- releasing radioactive steam.  Yet it was weeks before TEPCO even acknowledged the fact that this was a world-wide epidemic.
   

When Japan received the first earthquake, followed by tsunami, experts and readers world-wide followed the story closely and wondered how TEPCO and Japan would handle the crisis and control the possible radiation contamination. 

 

 It is clear now that they were willing, and continue to release misleading and contradicting reports -- and are even willing to break laws established by international regulations.

The use of Boron tells us that there was plutonium present in the reactors, even while TEPCO had not released a formal statement.  In a video earlier reported, reporters questioned TEPCO repeatedly about the information that was available when TEPCO was planning to dump radioactive waste into the ocean, the response from TEPCO officials proved that they were not willing to provide all of the facts before dumping began.
 
TEPCO has worked since April 17th to move 10,00 tons (2.5 million gallons) of highly contaminated water from Reactor #2 to an on-site waste processing facility.  The alarming fact is that the water levels inside of the turbine building are reported as still rising.
The water is expected to rise to about one meter below the ground level soon.  Water levels are also rising in Reactors #5 and #6.  TEPCO says an estimated 67,500 tons (just under 17 million gallons) of contaminated water are now in the Number 1, 2 and 3 reactors alone, hampering efforts to restore the reactors' cooling systems.

Example of How International Laws Have Already Been Violated

 

The mass dumping of highly radioactive water (measured at 7.5 million times the normal allowed levels) into the Pacific Ocean is not just an environmental disaster; it's also a violation of international law. The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, passed in 1972, forbids nations and companies from dumping toxic wastes into the ocean. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conven...)

Japan, it turns out, gave the Fukushima complex special permission to release all this radiation despite the international law.  

 

Increasing Radiation Levels Limits for Workers

 

As reported yesterday, since March 2011, the national laws that regulate the levels of radiation exposure that workers at Fukushima can be exposed to has been increased to 500 milliSieverts, a significant increase from the 100 milliSiervert allowance prior to the earthquake and tsunami. 

New Planting on hold for farmers in Japan

On April 12, the local farmers' association held a meeting and decided to put a hold on all new planting. It was the eighth time they had met to measure levels of cesium since the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started sending radioactive material their way.

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NTS Notes:  I do agree that we should not take the worst case scenarios that are promoted in some sites as fact. However, we should also not accept the concepts promoted by the bought and paid for media numbskulls that there is no cause for alarm.  The real situation is definitely somewhere between these two extremes.

The fact is that the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is no where from being solved, and there is now reports coming out that it will take at least another 9 months before the situation can be brought under some semblance of control.  In the meantime, the blown and damaged reactors will continue to spew their toxic material into the atmosphere, and fallout will be raining down on nations in the northern hemisphere.   The long term results of this deadly fallout will not be immediately felt, but guaranteed we will see increases in Cancers and other radiation caused diseases for years to come...

As I stated in previous articles... Hope for the best, but do be prepared for the worst!

More to come

NTS

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