Fukushima The Truth Behind the Chain of Meltdowns – YouTube is a NHK Japanese TV report that discusses the now-unfolding scandal of why several of the reactors blew up. That is, the SRV, safety release valves, which remove gases accumulating like in a pressure cooker and thus, lets more water into the chamber to cool the rods, were inoperative after the tsunami and the only way to open these valves was to find 12 volt batteries. Which Tepco refused to give.
Reactor #2 released the most toxins in the meltdown horror show. 39 minutes into the show, reactor #3 meltdown. 32 hours before it had its hydrogen gas explosion, a day and a half after the tsunami. They were running out of batteries that ran pumps and opened and closed valves.
The nuclear power workers called Tepco headquarters and they sent 2 volt batteries to Fukushima with the help of a Japan Defense Force helicopter. But these were the wrong batteries! They needed 12 volt batteries. 10 were needed for each SR valve that released buildup of vapors which prevent water from entering the containment unit.
Why didn’t the Fukushima get these batteries? The interview of the Tepco executive who screened the requests that day was, he was TOO BUSY to prioritize! So he IGNORED the urgent demand for batteries to turn the valves.
Tepco had the batteries. But these were kept 50 miles away, 1,000 batteries.
The storage site had no delivery trucks. The brave workers stuck in this hellish disaster area connected their car batteries to the valves and it was too late by this time and the reactor blew up. The scandal of the batteries is making news in Japan because it turns out the calls to headquarters for urgent batteries be brought to Fukushima were bogged down with paperwork demands by the headquarters staff.
That is, they argued with the nuclear workers stuck in Fukushima and didn’t want to release the batteries and even asked the staff at the nuclear power plant to go to a store and buy some. The end of this scandal has yet to run its course and probably will end with someone killing himself.
ALL nuclear power explosions have human incompetence as a key element. Humans are not trustworthy guardians of these dangerous nuclear dragons. Any disruption or natural event can cause a chain reaction that never really ends. As we see in the Chernobyl crypt which still seethes with radioactive madness. The same is true of Fukushima: it is not finished, it continues to evolve and destroy.
More proof that the contamination is continuing and spreading like a cancer in our once-health oceans: Fish Off Fukushima, Japan, Show Elevated Levels of Cesium – NYTimes.com
But about 40 percent of fish caught off Fukushima and tested by the government still have too much cesium to be safe to eat under regulatory limits set by the Japanese government last year, said the article’s author, Ken O. Buesseler, a leading marine chemistry expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who analyzed test results from the 12 months following the March 2011 disaster….“The fact that many fish are just as contaminated today with cesium 134 and cesium 137 as they were more than one year ago implies that cesium is still being released into the food chain,” Mr. Buesseler wrote. This kind of cesium has a half-life of 30 years, meaning that it falls off by half in radioactive intensity every 30 years. Given that, he said, “sediments would remain contaminated for decades to come.”
Water pours into Fukushima to keep the reactors and the spent fuel pools from erupting in massive explosions which can still occur. But this water has to be removed and also, due to earthquake cracks, is probably a ‘China Syndrome’ event where the radioactive materials enter the water table and spreads underground.
And it is increasingly obvious that the people at the very top of Japan’s ‘democracy’ are insane: Edano, Minister of Economy, “Nuclear Spent fuel should be stocked in Tokyo and other big city areas” | Fukushima Diary. This is the ‘spread it everywhere’ ethos whereby no one can escape the radioactive materials so they all become used to it and thus, it is successfully integrated into the entire ecosystem and all people.
This alarming idea should motivate the Japanese people to find new leaders but the new guys on the horizon are insane imperialists like the former mayor of Osaka who provoked the battle over the islands with China. Ishihara just announced he is starting a new right wing fascist party for this purpose. Both mainstream parties take turns betraying the voters so they might, in disgust, go for the new guy even if he is pushing them all into WWIII which would eliminate Japan as a habitable landmass.
More Fukushima scandals by government officials: False hope: radiation monitoring in the Fukushima area | Greenpeace International
Earlier this month The Association for Citizens and Scientists Concerned About Internal Radiation Exposures raised concerns that the Japanese government was manipulating radiation readings with these official monitoring stations.
Between October 16 and 19, Greenpeace checked 40 monitoring posts throughout Fukushima city. For 75% of them, the radiation readings close to the posts were lower than readings for their immediate surroundings. Contamination levels within 25 metres of the posts were up to six times higher than at the posts themselves.
The authorities claim they do not intend these monitoring posts to be misleading, stating that they publish information about which areas around the posts have been decontaminated. However, for the people living in the areas and anyone passing by, they certainly give the impression that contamination levels are lower than what they may be just a few metres from the posts.
Of course, the officials know this is done to give false assurance to people desperate enough or simply naive to continue living in this nuclear hell. By publishing the truth which is seen by few people, they cover their asses. But they know that this is deceptive practice by the government and simply don’t care.
As for Fukushima in general, it has nearly vanished from the mainstream news which is intent on talking about fetuses and rapists who impose these fetuses on innocent women. Ugh. The abortion of part of the planet due to genetic destruction? Not so interesting. And the rape of nearly every female creature in a 500 mile radius? Fukushima should be a hot issue since we have identical plants sitting on earthquake-prone areas just waiting to replicate that disaster.
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