Last month I put up an article about the still ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster, where was reports coming out of Japan that steam was seen near the melted down nuclear containment facilities. That steam would indicate that the melted cores of the 3 failed nuclear reactor cores have melted through the containment flooring and have sunk into the ground to the point that they are now reaching ground water.
Now, I want to present a new article that comes from the website: Washington's Blog, at www.washingtonsblog.com, that is stating the obvious disaster if and when the reactor cores reach ground water. The article is entitled: "Massive New Radiation Release Possible From Fukushima - Especially If Melted Core Materials Hit Water"!, and I have the entire article right here for my own readers to view:
Massive New Radiation Releases Possible from Fukushima … Especially If Melted Core Materials Hit Water
Governments Underreported Severity of Fukushima
The Japanese government initially underestimated radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, in part because of untimely rain, and so exposed people unnecessarily, a report released this week by a government research institute says.
The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was so great that the level of atmospheric radioactive aerosols in Washington state was 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than normal levels in the week following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster.
[A] study [by University of Texas engineering professor Steven Biegalski and researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory] reports that more radioxenon was released from the Fukushima facilities than in the 1979 meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania and in the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine.
Biegalski said the reason for the large release in Fukushima, when compared to the others, is that there were three nuclear reactors at the Japan facilities rather than just one.
New TEPCO data measured on August 19 & 20 shows severe damage to the spent fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, and 3…. This TEPCO data clearly contradicts and refutes the July assertion by the NRC the Fukushima Daiichi spent fuel pools were not damaged in this tragic accident.
New, Large Radiation Releases Are Possible
As a radiation meteorology and nuclear safety expert at Kyoto University’s Research Reactor Institute, Hiroaki Koide [says]:
The nuclear disaster is ongoing.
At present, I believe that there is a possibility that massive amounts of radioactive materials will be released into the environment again.
At the No. 1 reactor, there’s a chance that melted fuel has burned through the bottom of the pressure vessel, the containment vessel and the floor of the reactor building, and has sunk into the ground. From there, radioactive materials may be seeping into the ocean and groundwater.
The government and plant operator TEPCO are trumpeting the operation of the circulation cooling system, as if it marks a successful resolution to the disaster. However, radiation continues to leak from the reactors. The longer the circulation cooling system keeps running, the more radioactive waste it will accumulate. It isn’t really leading us in the direction we need to go.
It’s doubtful that there’s even a need to keep pouring water into the No.1 reactor, where nuclear fuel is suspected to have burned through the pressure vessel. Meanwhile, it is necessary to keep cooling the No. 2 and 3 reactors, which are believed to still contain some fuel, but the cooling system itself is unstable. If the fuel were to become overheated again and melt, coming into contact with water and trigger a steam explosion, more radioactive materials will be released.
We are now head to head with a situation that mankind has never faced before.
The Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) and residents of the zone between 20 and 30 kilometers from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant held an emergency evacuation drill on Sept. 12 … in preparation for any further large-scale emission of radioactive materials from the plant.
The scenario for the drill presupposed further meltdown of the Fukushima plant’s No. 3 reactor core, and a local accumulation of radioactive materials emitting 20 millisieverts of radiation within the next four days. …
NTS Notes: The question has always been not if the failed reactor cores hit ground water, but WHEN! If the previous reports are true and indicate that these cores have already hit ground water, then a "China Syndrome" may be already taking place, or may soon occur.
What people need to again realize is that if and when these cores hit ground water, there could be a MASSIVE release of steam.... And the worst case scenario could see the super heated cores react with the ground water causing a steam explosion that could hurl an extreme amount of radioactive material into the atmosphere. That material then would get caught up into the jet stream and the resultant fallout in North America alone could eclipse the amount that we have already seen from the original meltdowns back in March....
As I have already stated many times... The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is FAR from being over, and what we are being told by the mainstream media is nothing but a pack of lies.... It is essential that everyone gets the real truth to be prepared for a worst case scenario....
More to come