Fukushima update: Truth emerging!


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Japan Finally Admits TOTAL Meltdown at 3 Nuclear Reactors Within Hours of Earthquake … And More Than DOUBLES Estimate of Radiation Released After Accident

 This headline and the following extracts are from ‘GeorgeWashington2.blogspot’, alerted by Sott.net

 For months, Tepco and Japanese officials refused to admit that there had been any meltdowns at Fukushima.

Then they said there were meltdowns at reactors 1, 2 and 3 … but they might have only been partial meltdowns.

Finally, today, they admitted the obvious: there were total meltdowns at all 3 reactors. As CNN reports:

 Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

The nuclear group’s new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

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Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.

 

As the Japan Times reports today, the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has “more than doubled its estimate of the radioactive material ejected into the air in the early days of the Fukushima nuclear crisis”.

Japan Times also notes that plutonium has been found in soil outside of the nuclear complex – about 1.7 kilometers from the front gate of Fukushima. However, the plutonium probably came from the so-called “hydrogen explosions”, which hopefully won’t happen again. (However, nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen believes that at least some of the explosions were caused by nuclear reactions in the fuel pools.)

While it is tempting to believe that the worst of the crisis is over, some of the reactors are more radioactive than ever, and nuclear chain reactions may still be occurring.

And it’s not just the reactors themselves.

Remember that – when the spent fuel rods stored onsite within the reactor buildings are included – the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl.

What does this mean? 

More confirmation that lies are told by big companies.

The seriousness of the radiation levels has been, and probably still is being, understated or under estimated, or both. 

Solutions to stopping radiation into the air, sea and underground are not yet forthcoming.

The level and extent of the danger, not only to the Japanese people and their livelihoods, but to the rest of the world, is almost beyond assessment because there are too many variables and unknowns. Not only that, but the human element of covering up unsavory facts from the public is well established.

It suffices to say that the situation is of international importance, and is very grim. There is also the factor that this catastrophe has huge implications on the whole nuclear power industry situation, one because of the now-known dangers rather than the claimed safety of NPP’s, two, because the future of nuclear energy as a viable power source is no longer a straight-forward issue, if it ever was that.

Read the whole report here.
 

About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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3 Responses to Fukushima update: Truth emerging!

  1. This is a total devastation…… we all know what this truly means, not only for the local population, but for the populations who will receive this radiation via air, sea and food sources.

    What truly bothers me is the reluctance of the governments (not only Japan) to admit there is a serious problem in the first place and be prepared to assist the general population to deal with it. What can they hope to achieve by denying what is as plain as the nose on your face?

    Yes I can feel the reluctance of the Japanese government not wanting to ‘lose face’…… but when the readings plainly show that radioactivity levels are climbing still higher – and then governments move the deck chairs etc (Titanic style) by ajusting what they consider to be safe levels of radiation for human beings…. they are showing just how evil they truly are. I understood that elected governments were in power to defend (as in protect) their citizens. Again in this case they are not defending them, they are allowing them to be exposed (deliberately) to dangerous levels of radiation that can and will – cause all manner of cancer type illnesses down the track.

    I have to admit that I have lost faith in the elected governments. They do what they want, for their own reasons, and ‘hang’ the needs of the general population.

    • Indeed! One doesn’t need to look very far to see governments giving priority to things other than their citizens.
      US: Wars cf jobs, health and education.
      Aus.: Dubious climate change tax cf ‘as above’.
      Japan: Saving face (temporary anyway and worse later) cf health.

      One other aspect of this disregard for health shows in Japan’s lifting of “acceptable” radiation dose levels to suit the actual radiation.
      I read somewhere that even in the US, something of this kind goes on. Even the stopping of measurements or the publishing of them.

  2. ajfloyd says:

    Wow, the truth emerges almost three months to the date! Too bad the corporate-pwned media isn’t as interested in nuclear meltdowns.

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