This comes from a source we deem reliable.
It has not been confirmed by a second source, yet.
Our sources indicate there is a vertical crack in the #3 containment
vessel and that news is being suppressed.
While we doubt the Japanese Government would supress facts,
the nuclear utility has a past history of obfuscation.
Odd fact is that they are adding boric acid, a fission suppressant, to #2
but not #1 and #3.
Could be the breach in #3 is being overcome by lots of cooling water
and the fission is controlled.
If #2 is still fissioning, that is big trouble and the continuing presence of fission byproducts from somewhere is very troubling.
TEPCO: Outside Reactor 2 bldg, radiation level above 1,000 mSv/hr.
Cl-38, I-132, I-133, Ru-105, Te-129 are detected. These have very short half lives, and must have been recently created.
After we posted above and contacted IAEA in Tokyo, the Japanese Gov made this announcement.
Japan gov't now says radioactive water at Reactor 2 is from a "temporary partial meltdown" of reactor's core.
If the fuel rods didn't get fully inserted then it could result
in a Chernobyl type chemical explosion, spreading the contamination.
Note we said "IF" it is unknown at this time, but trying to come up
with a hypothesis that fits the facts.
There is MOX fuel rods ( 6% plutonium ) on site:
MOX is so unstable and dangerous that the US will not allow MOX plutonium flights in US airspace. A single milligram of MOX is as deadly as 2,000,000 mg of normal enriched uranium.
We advise a 50 mile danger zone and every one who
What are they doing with removed water from the #1 turbine buildings,
Where are they putting h20 removed?
Steve Herman VOA @ confirms "TEPCO yesterday said water being pumped to container inside plant." Thats alot of H20 they pumped,salt.
Just as we said. News released now.
Japan officials:No place to put tainted water from nuclear plant
What did they say?
That water is giving off radioactivity at a level of 1,000 millisieverts per hour, said an official with the plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
This equates to more than 330 times the dose an average person in a developed country receives per year, and four times the top dose Japan's health ministry has set for emergency workers struggling to prevent a meltdown at the damaged plant.
But Tokyo Electric said that figure is a mere 100,000 times normal levels for reactor coolant, not the 10 million times normal reported Sunday.
U.S. citizens who want to leave , please email JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
At this time there is NO danger to CONUS from fallout. NONE.
Again I reiterate this has not been confirmed by a second source, we are working
We have Indications Gov. or Utility IS withholding info from IAEA, (Paradigm Intel)
Fish swim,migrate, all fish in area should be spot checked,radiation. ichthyologist needed to check fisheries.
UPDATE: Mar 29,11:
First analyses were reported in fish carried out by the National Research Institute of Fishery Research. 5 samples of fish were collected from the port of Choshi (Chiba prefecture) and 4 of 5 samples showed Cs-137 concentrations below limit of detection. In one sample Cs-137 was found with 3 Bq/kg (fresh weight) and it was reported that it was slightly above the limit of detection. This concentration is far below any concern for fish consumption.
It is still too early to draw conclusions for expected concentrations on marine food, because the situation may change rapidly, however, it is expected that the detected initial concentrations of seawater will soon drop to lower values by dilution and the levels in marine food will most likely not reach levels above given limits for consumption, (presuming that discharges of contaminated seawater from the reactor will not continue). It is not expected that fish or other marine food will be collected in a close area to the NPP Fukushima at the present situation. Some marine algae are known to accumulate in particular I-131 and Tc-99m. However, these values will soon be of no concern due to the short half-lives of the radionuclides mentioned.
Modelling Marine Dispersion
The Group SIROCCO of the Observatoire Midi-Pyrenées of the University of Toulouse, CNRS, is continuing to carry out model calculations. The model is based on an ocean circulation and current weather conditions and they results showed an initial north-eastern transport of liquid releases from the damaged reactors and the contaminated water would reach the northern monitored stations between 1 and 2 weeks later.
A model with tracer release directly in the sea show an along shore propagation in the southern direction and a northeast propagation moving away from the coast.
With tracer release from atmospheric deposition, the propagation stretch offshore entering the Kuro-Shivo current in few days.
The first results are shown in Fig. 3 and 4. The data are converted into Bq/L by assuming arbitrary discharge or aerial release activities, respectively. The results should just be taken as indication of the dilution capacity and transport route of sea water.
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We requested the Fish info from IAEA, excellent work,G
Japans nuclear meltdown I
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