Is Fukushima the greatest environmental disaster of all time?  Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean.  The radioactive material that is being released will outlive all of us by a very wide margin, and it is constantly building up in the food chain.  Nobody knows for sure how many people will eventually develop cancer and other health problems as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but some experts are not afraid to use the word “billions”.  It has been well over two years since the original disaster, and now they are telling us that it could take up to 40 more years to clean it up.  It is a nightmare of unimaginable proportions, and there is nowhere in the northern hemisphere that you will be able to hide from it.
The following are 11 facts about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear holocaust that are almost too horrifying to believe…

 

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From The Truth Wins:

#1 It is estimated that there are 1,331 used nuclear fuel rods that need to be removed from Fukushima.  Because of all of the damage that has taken place, computer-guided removal of the rods will not be possible.  Manual removal is much riskier, and it is absolutely essential that the removal of each of the 1,331 rods goes perfectly because a single mistake could potentially lead to a nuclear chain reaction.

#2 According to Reuters, the combined amount of cesium-137 contained in those nuclear fuel rods is 14,000 times greater than what was released when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima at the end of World War II.  Other estimates put this number far higher.

#3 Officials in Japan admit that 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima is entering the Pacific Ocean every 24 hours.

#4 According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day

Yoichiro Tateiwa, NHK reporter: [Professor Jota] Kanda argues government statistics don’t add up. He says a daily leakage of 300 tons doesn’t explain the current levels of radiation in the water.

Jota Kanda, Tokyo University professor: According to my research there are now 3 gigabecquerels [3 billion becquerels] of cesium-137 flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every day. But for the 300 tons of groundwater to contain this much cesium-137, one liter of groundwater has to contain 10,000 becquerels of the radioactive isotope.

NHK: Kanda’s research and monitoring by Tepco puts the amount of cesium-137 in the groundwater around the plant at several hundred becquerels per liter at most. He’s concluded that radioactive isotope is finding another way to get into the ocean. He’s calling on the government and Tepco to identify contamination routes other than groundwater.

#5 According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

#6 Something is causing fish along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.  Could Fukushima be responsible?

#7 150 former sailors and Marines say that they now have radiation sickness as a result of serving on U.S. Navy ships near Fukushima and they are suing for damages.

#8 The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just check out what Harvey Wasserman had to say recently…

Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles.

Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

#9 It is believed that the Fukushima nuclear facility originally contained a whopping 1760 tons of nuclear material.

#10 It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

#11 According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

Sadly, the true horror of this disaster is only starting to be understood, and most people have absolutely no idea how serious all of this is.  What fallout researcher Christina War BirdConsolo told RT the other day should be very sobering for all of us…

We have endless releases into the Pacific Ocean that will be ongoing for not only our lifetimes, but our children’s’ lifetimes. We have 40 million people living in the Tokyo area nearby. We have continued releases from the underground corium that reminds us it is there occasionally with steam events and huge increases in radiation levels. Across the Pacific, we have at least two peer-reviewed scientific studies so far that have already provided evidence of increased mortality in North America, and thyroid problems in infants on the west coast states from our initial exposures.

We have increasing contamination of the food chain, through bioaccumulation and biomagnification. And a newly stated concern is the proximity of melted fuel in relation to the Tokyo aquifer that extends under the plant. If and when the corium reaches the Tokyo aquifer, serious and expedient discussions will have to take place about evacuating 40 million people from the greater metropolitan area. As impossible as this sounds, you cannot live in an area which does not have access to safe water.

The operation to begin removing fuel from such a severely damaged pool has never been attempted before. The rods are unwieldy and very heavy, each one weighing two-thirds of a ton. But it has to be done, unless there is some way to encase the entire building in concrete with the pool as it is. I don’t know of anyone discussing that option, but it would seem much ‘safer’ than what they are about to attempt…but not without its own set of risks.

And all this collateral damage will continue for decades, if not centuries, even if things stay exactly the way they are now. But that is unlikely, as bad things happen like natural disasters and deterioration with time…earthquakes, subsidence, and corrosion, to name a few. Every day that goes by, the statistical risk increases for this apocalyptic scenario. No one can say or know how this will play out, except that millions of people will probably die even if things stay exactly as they are, and billions could die if things get any worse.

The area immediately around Fukushima is already permanently uninhabitable, and the truth is that a much wider area of northern Japan should probably be declared off limits for human habitation.

But this just isn’t about Japan.  The cold, hard reality of the matter is that this is truly a disaster that is planetary in scope.  The nuclear material from Fukushima is going to be carried all over the northern hemisphere, and countless numbers of people are going to become seriously ill as a result.

And remember, this is a disaster that is not even close to being contained yet.  Hundreds of tons of radioactive water continues to enter the Pacific Ocean every single day making the disaster that we are facing even worse.

May God have mercy on us all.

 

  1. Ultimately, either we are going to shut them all down, or they are all going to shut us down!
    customer to power provider: “How much does your power cost?”
    provider to customer: “Life itself, and the lives of future generations.”
    customer to power provider: “OK, good deal, sign me up!”
    NO NUKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • In Canada I listened to the CBC reporter interviewing the Japanese ambassador about Fuke’s nukes.
      I dont know who enraged me more, the corporate political hack shill Japanese ambassador and his culture of corporate obedience, or the imbecillic CBC reporter incapable of summoning the critical skills and outrage necessary to make this Japanese yes man accountable.
      They are killing our ocean while shrugging their shoulders. 

  2. Fortyfive years ago a site selection committee in Japan determined that building a nuclear plant by the ocean straddling an earthquake fault line was a good idea.  On top of that they located the emergency backup generator practically on the beach.  Now, I’m no nuclear physicist but I would have voted for higher ground had I been on that committee and pointed out that the word ‘tsunami’ is Japanese for ‘really big wave’.  Idiots.
     
    The question begs who would be dumb enough to build a nuclear plant on a fault line near the ocean.  OPPS!  We have 5 of them here in the U.S.  Idiots everywhere.  
     
    It’s like NASA launching the Challenger space shuttle on a freezing cold morning.  I’m no rocket scientist, but my car hardly starts when it’s that cold out.  If I had been on the launch committee I would have said let’s wait for it warm up a bit.  
     
    Sometimes you get people in charge that are so smart, they lack common sense and they develop a collective group think mentality making any one person afraid to ask the obvious question for fear they look dumb.
     
    Always wise when making a group decision to have someone play devils advocate.  It’s been my experience in the board room that one person’s well reasoned argument can sway the entire group preventing the mistake of group think. 
     
    Also, it’s wise not to have a decision making body where everyone is of the same background and experience.  In effect it’s a committee of one.  Bring in people from the outside who are good thinkers.  Their outside-the-box perspective can be of tremendous benefit to the organization.

  3. Yes, folks, the dollar is about to collapse, but we don’t want you to think about that. Better you focus on Fukushima, all the real radiation which will (has yet to) reach the W. Coast of USA, and will certainly (has yet to) cause increase in the incidence of cancer. And, please also focus on the number 11 (as in 9-11), which in the bible means, subversive to the divine order.

    http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/introduction.html

    And, also, don’t focus on all the fearmongering that has been around forever, that never amounted to anything. Like Y2K, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (mad cow disease) that was going to kill millions (the old word for billions), HIV the global threat that was going to eventually infect everybody back in the 90′s, etc, etc.
     
    Hell, just be scared of Fukushima, but don’t forget to have a nice day!

  4. This won’t be limited to North America. People are acting like the Earth is two separate sides of a coin. This is a closed system, so everyone will be fuk’d. Air masses and water currents will spread it around eventually no matter what. We are in the firing line first, but all will suffer for this to some degree.

  5. This is just 1 nuclear reactor of over 1000 in the Northern Hemisphere. If we shut them all down we have a catastrophe as agriculture and the economy is built on energy. If we don’t shut them all down there will be many more Fukishimas as all these companies do not have the funds to keep their safety standards at the level they have been, plus there are more and more spent fuel rods in cooling ponds building up and the cost to maintain them goes up whilst their revenue does not. And then if there is a nuclear war then we can all kiss our asses goodbye as these 1000+ dirty bombs will all go critical when the social and political systems required to maintain them collapse around them. All I know is that we are all about to reap the whirlwind of the last 70years of ‘progress’ … it’s not a prophecy, it is a certainty.

  6. 2 thoughts
    GroupThink is perfectly capable of creating an Extinction Level Event  (ELE)   Not to many people on an individual basic would go that route.
    I go back far enough to use Roetgens as the measure of radioactivty
    Can anyone give us/me a chart that shows the relative strength of Roetgens vs Bequerels.  Beq does not compute in my way of thinking.
    Thanks
    One more thing   Japan has created a financial China Syndrome with their QE, at $10 trillion in new Yen.  That is 200% larger than our QE when compared to their GDP.  I am not sure which will be the greater ELE.  
    The VIX went up to almost 17.  Complacency will be replaced with desperation when the market takes a very serious war-related crash. When the algos and fat fingers decide to leave the building, nothing will hold up this stock market ponzi scheme. 
    Willie noted about 15 flash points that could tip us over. Syria may easily be that flash point. So could nearly anything in Japan including their deficit of payments on the order of a few hundred billion dollars or the debt service on its national debt and that is something on the order of 20% of their GDP. They live on imported LNG.
    I guess that’s more than one more thing. 
    Keep in mind that the first out the door get the best deal, when things get serious TPTB  start lying and things move slowly until they start moving very fast. Rudimentary notions but good to keep in mind if the doo doo is nearing the ventilator.

  7. The leak from the Fukushima power plant is a very serious matter and one that SHOULD have been addressed shortly after it happened and not years later.  That said it is a LONG way from any sort of ELE.  Face it, people, the Earth is a naturally radioactive place.  I’m not saying that radiation in excess is good for us, only that in minute amount it is natural to our environment.  In fact, tiny trace levels of radioactivity may be necessary for all life on this naturally and slightly radioactive world.
     
    The Russians solved their problems at Chernobyl by burying the entire reactor area under a small mountain of concrete, where it can sit and fizz for the next few hundred years without killing anyone else.  The Japanese are surely aware of this as a possible solution.  Another solution is to pump out the leaking tanks such that the radioactive material in them is transferred into tanks that are in good condition and that will not leak.  Once this material is contained, some time can be taken to figure out the best way to dispose of it. This is a standard procedure item of which the Japanese MUST be aware.  Why they are not doing either of these is beyond amazing.  They have a HUGE vested interest in stopping this leak into their local environment as well as to regional and international areas, yet are not doing it.  We can only wonder why the f*** not.
     
    As to the plant at Fukushima itself, my God, it is a 40 year old dinosaur of a plant that has minimal safety equipment by today’s standards and NO passive safety systems whatsoever.  Passive safety systems are ones that were developed about 30 or so years ago, so a 40 year old plant was built before they were developed.  Passive systems work via gravity, so do not require electrical energy to activate pumps or valves, transfer fluids or cooling water, or to SCRAM the reactor (emergency shutdown procedure).  These passive systems are very effective and have been tested thoroughly.  All nuclear-electric reactors SHOULD require that these be installed before they can be licensed to operate.  They are simple technology that is both effective and inexpensive, so there is no excuse for not incorporating them in all nuclear-electric power plant designs.  By locating a large supply of cooling water, such as a lagoon, above the level of the reactor, it is possible to gravity feed a lot of cooling water to the reactor via opening a couple of manually controlled valves.  No electrically powered pump is needed, so the loss of power during a SCRAM cannot prevent the reactor from being cooled.  Nuclear power plant reactors produce power when the U235 loaded fuel rods in them emit neutrons during a controlled nuclear fission reaction.  Metal rods filled with graphite or cadmium, depending on the design, are inserted into the reactor to absorb excess neutrons and cool down the reaction.  This too can be done via gravity instead of via an electrical motor that moves these moderating rods.   Using these passive safety features completely prevents a nuclear reactor from any sort of run-away reaction, over-heating, core melt-down, or steam / byproduct hydrogen & air explosion.  All of these occurred at the Fukushima plant specifically because they lost control of the reactor and had no means of re-establishing that control.  The entire mess that resulted was because of this.
     
    Nuclear reactors typically are rated as to their useful service life.  In many designs this is about 25-30 years.  In spite of this, the Fukushima plant was allowed to operate without adequate passive safety systems added to it and for 10 years beyond what many would consider its useful life.  Had it been shut down and replaced at the 30-year mark, none of this would have happened.  Had it been retro-fitted with passive safety systems, none of this might have happened even with 40 years of service under its belt but there is no way to know this for sure. In neither case would it have become the disaster that it has.
     

    • Wow Ed, that was a pretty lucid layout there. Have you been an engineer in a past life? You make some good points. I can only conclude that this situation arose from a) simple greed: Do the minimum, fleece all parties maximum, and put zero into safety measures b) TPTW feel something else is imminent and that emerging circumstances will make this situation less relevant (If this can’t get any worse), or c) they want the uncontrolled release to continue to further agendas a,b, and/or c….LOL. I just don’t see how this thing can continue unchecked and this turn out well for anyone on the planet…seems the Russian plan of just turning it into a concrete superdome is not a bad idea.

    • @Ed_B
      I completely agree with you. It is BAD news for people in Japan, but I guess they are quite used to their kamikaze politics in many spheres of life by now, but it is not an ELE.
      Indications that fish are bleeding from their gills in Canada and on the west coast however are perhaps an indication of something more serious, but I always question such findings about as much as I question climate science from the IPCC. Perhaps if there were any fish left around Japan (overkill) we could observe them bleeding from the gills first before looking in Canada. Cherry picking is easy, how many times have I seen a picture of a polar bear floating on an ice berg like it’s some indication of a problem with the climate.
       
      I would not want to live anywhere near Fukishima though. Especially if I made a living fishing on the North Eastern coast of Japan, I would be considering a change to the west coast for sure.
      At least we can be sure of one thing, TEPCO has it all under control … LOL.
      Bernanke and Abe have finance under control also … LOL.
      Captain Edward Smith had that big ship under control as well for almost 3 hours.

    • Hey, Whiskey Six… thanks for the kind words.  No, I’m not an engineer, I’m a retired scientist.  I worked for a long time in the chemical industry and worked closely with the ChemE’s and MechE’s on numerous projects.  Maybe some of their expertise rubbed off on me after all that?  :-)
       
      Yeah, the Fukushima disaster is a terrible situation and it is continuing, apparently without effective human intervention.  I don’t know… maybe they tried some things and they just didn’t work?  Perhaps they are developing some robotic machinery that can work in a highly radioactive environment to stop these leaks?  It looks to me like they need to redouble their efforts in this regard.  Japan gets a lot of its food from the sea and if they continue to allow this poison into their fishing grounds it will do far more harm than just biting the bullet and spending whatever it takes to resolve these issues.  The question of cost effectiveness seems to be behind them at this point.  Now, they are facing questions of international neighborliness as well as their own survival.  They should set up a working group with participants from several countries that use nuclear power and who can help work out / solve these problems ASAP.  Other countries should be asked to donate funds to support this group as well as fund part of the clean-up effort.  This has been more than just a Japanese problem for some time now.
       
      @WillNotBeASlave
       
      I don’t know a thing about Japanese politics, other than the people of Japan are very responsive to authority.  I hope that there are some groups in Japan who are agitating for change in all this.  They need progress on these problems and quickly but don’t seem to have the intense level of desire necessary to be effective.  This is not a problem that gets better when it is not addressed.  It is likely to be one that only gets worse with time unless strong, positive, and correct action is taken quickly.
       
      Gill bleeding in fish might be caused by a number of things, most likely disease.  While radiation might cause that, it should be easy to detect and map the amount and type of radiation that is spreading across the Pacific.  That would be a more direct method of determining whether or not radiation is responsible.  Fish tissue samples can be analyzed for radioactive particles and their emissions as well.
       
      “Cherry picking is easy, how many times have I seen a picture of a polar bear floating on an ice berg like it’s some indication of a problem with the climate.”
       
      Yes, that is easy but it is not science.   The Earth has experienced both warming and cooling periods in its climate for millions, if not billions, of years.  While it is possible that human activity can exacerbate this natural activity, it is not likely to be the sole cause of it.  The fact that polar bears have existed as a species for millions of years and have no doubt gone through any number of substantial climate changes supports the idea that they are sufficiently adaptable to survive whatever climate change is going on now.  What did they do during the ice ages?  At those times, there was solid ice from the poles to the central US land mass and similar ice incursion from the South Pole as well.  Apparently, they migrated far enough south to find warmer open water where they could hunt and live.  During warmer climates, they likely migrated north.  But in neither case did they die off or there would not be polar bears today.
       
      “I would not want to live anywhere near Fukishima though. Especially if I made a living fishing on the North Eastern coast of Japan, I would be considering a change to the west coast for sure.”
       
      No, me neither.  There is farm land in this area as well that has been somewhat contaminated.  Most of the radioactive isotopes seems to be washing down into the sea but not all of them.  Capillary action through soil can allow liquid to run uphill if the slope is not too much and this could be allowing some of this leakage to contaminate the land.  This whole situation is a living nightmare that will take a long time to repair, but only if they get busy.  Time is of the essence in such things and it looks as if far too much of that precious resource is being wasted via indecision.  A large part of northern Japan could become uninhabitable if this leak is not stopped and the pollution remediated.  Other problems could be created across the Pacific via this radioactive contamination. 
       
      “Captain Edward Smith had that big ship under control as well for almost 3 hours.”
       
      Indeed he did.  I wonder at what point it was that he stopped saying, “This ship is unsinkable!”?  It is exactly this kind of denial that causes SHTF disasters to be so much worse than they might have been, had strong action been taken sooner rather than later.
       

  8. http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/nuclear%20sabotage%20at%20fukushima.pdf
     
    In the 19th century, Nathan Stubblefield figured out how to tap into the ground with copper electrodes which, after trickle charging, produced a huge amount of free electricity.  Right out of the ground!  cf: Gerry Vassialatos, Lost Science, Earth Pulse Press, Anchorage.
    Nicola Tesla; who has not heard of this incredible genius who could invent electric circles around Thomas Edison, he invented all kinds of electrical devices including an electrical distribution system that would have provided free power for everyone.
    The world never needed to go nuclear.  Just like everything else, Gaia provides us with everything we need to sustain life, including electricity.  All persons responsible for the global nuclear power industry and all politicians complicit in the development and placement of nuclear power plants in their countries should be rounded up and charged with criminal conspiracy and mass murder; not just of people, plants, and animals, but of the planet itself.
    Allegations have surfaced; cf: http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/nuclear%20sabotage%20at%20fukushima.pdf  that the Israhelli invention called the Stuxnet virus compromised the computers at the Daiichi nuclear facility.  The link quoted shows pretty conclusive evidence.  If this is in fact true; the world must now finally realize what a strange people Jews are. If the Stuxnet allegations are correct, and I believe they are, it clearly shows us that there are beings living amongst us who would risk irradiating an entire planet and simply shrug their shoulders and say, ‘oh well.  It’s just part of our master plan.  What are you going to do about it?’
    Well, I think it is high time we did in fact do something about it.  What do you think?

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