Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: What The HELL Happened To Reactor#3? (Nuclear Explosion?)

The disaster at the crippled nuclear power station at Fukushima, Japan, is still ongoing.  In spite of the recent announcement of a "cold shutdown" by TEPCO officials, and the Japanese government, something is still not right.... There have been reports that no one knows for sure the exact placement of at least 3 melted reactor cores, and there is wide speculation that at least two of them have now melted through the floor concrete containment and are digging themselves into the ground.   For that reason, I am not sold yet on this "cold shutdown" announcement until real tangible evidence comes forward showing that the cores are indeed stabilized, and the threat of a "china syndrome" scenario is over.

Since the March 11th tsunami, and explosions and meltdown of several Fukushima reactor cores, I have been wondering and worrying about the exact situation with reactor#3.   This reactor was where the Japanese stored a vast quantity of MOX fuel (Plutonium-Uranium Oxide mix).    There have been videos and photos released since the initial disaster that showed reactor 3 actually exploding and hurling massive amounts of debris and material into the air and the surrounding grounds around the facility days after the initial March 11th disaster.  What has been disturbing is that there have been few reports coming forward about the dangers from the Plutonium fallout from this reactor and MOX explosion.   Much of the media instead dismissed the reactor 3 explosion as a hydrogen gas explosion, and saying that there was no cause for alarm...But I was never sold on their logic, knowing their history of lies.

Well, there is now a new report that comes from Energy News online at,  that shows that what may have happened at Reactor 3 at Fukushima may have been a NUCLEAR explosion!   First, here is that article in its entirety, and I do have my own comments to follow:

Published: December 17th, 2011 at 01:00 PM EDT

Mag: Curium and plutonium outside Fukushima plant indicate nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — Broken spent nuclear fuel rods may have been scattered

Translation of the Dec. 15, 2011 Nature Magazine article by former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and legislator Tomoyuki Taira — both members of  by EX-SKF (Certain expressions may be off, as article was translated English to Japanese and then back to English) [Emphasis Added]:
[Subheading:] Possibility of Nuclear Explosion
We need to answer the question of what caused the series of explosions at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Initially, they were reported as hydrogen explosions [...]
[T]his is not conclusive. Other possibilities exist, and they are nuclear explosions and gas explosions other than hydrogen gas. [...]
Nuclear Explosion “More Likely”
From two observed facts, we believe a nuclear explosion is more likely.
First, several transuranic elements have been detected several tens of kilometers away from the plant.
Second, the steel trusses in the upper part of the reactor building of Reactor 3 are twisted as if they had been melted.
Curium and Plutonium
According to the reports by the Ministry of Education and Science, curium-242 (242Cm) has been detected at a location 3 kilometers from the plant, and plutonium-238 (238Pu) has been detected at a location 45 kilometers from the plant. [...]
242Cm’s half life is short (about 163 days), and the deposition of 238Pu around the plant is far greater than normal, leading theMinistry of Education and Science to conclude these were emitted from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.
If that’s the case, pieces of broken spent nuclear fuel rods may have been scattered around the plant, and it is extremely dangerous.

Too Forceful to be Hydrogen Explosion
These transuranic elements are not carried by the radioactive plume like much lighter cesium or iodine.
Therefore, they must have been blown out by an extremely large force. [...]
It is unlikely that a hydrogen explosion generated a high enough temperature that would melt steel.

Black Smoke
TEPCO initially announced that there was a white smoke from Reactor 3 explosion.
However, the later investigation has revealed that the smoke was black, and a hydrogen explosion is not considered to generate such a black smoke.
Our conclusion therefore is that it [explosion of Reactor 3] may have been a nuclear explosion.

NTS Notes:  The controlled media can sugar coat the Fukushima Reactor 3 explosion all they want, but finding Curium does indeed indicate that a NUCLEAR FISSION explosion did indeed occur at that damaged facility.  Curium is not a natural occurring element and is only formed by bombardment of Uranium/Plutonium by Alpha and Beta particles associated with fission through nuclear chain reactions.. aka.. nuclear explosions!

What is also disturbing is the lack of information warning the general public of exposure to elements such as Curium and Plutonium that will cause cancer and death in those exposed to these deadly elements.

What we have here is a clear example of how our own governments and media have been covering up the truth about the situation at Fukushima.  It does appear that they did it purposely as to not bring general panic to both the people in Japan, and those here in North America that are being subjected to the fallout from this disaster.

My conclusion about the Reactor 3 explosion?   With this new evidence presented, there definitely was a small scale nuclear chain reaction and explosion that did occur, and that explosion released deadly elements, such as Curium, Plutonium, and Americium, into the environment.    The people of Japan will definitely be paying dearly for this for years to come....

Again as I have said before.. We can hope for the best, but we deserve the truth as to be prepared for the worst!

More to come


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IMHO, it has been clear from the very early stages that remaining on the N/NE quarter/half of Honshu is suicide...yet some will remain, even if/when a good chunk of the island slides into the sea.