ENENews: Officials now say Fukushima reactor with MOX fuel “leaked directly from containment”


Officials now say Fukushima reactor with MOX fuel “leaked directly from containment” — TV: Contamination of environment was due to “failure of vessel” — Experts: This has caused additional worries because MOX is more “radioactively aggressive” due to plutonium content (VIDEO)

Published: December 18th, 2015 at 7:03 pm ET
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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151217_27.html
NHK, Dec 17, 2015 (emphasis added): [TEPCO] says radioactive fallout that polluted the environment in mid-March of 2011 was likely caused by a leak directly from a containment vessel of the facility’s No.3 reactor. Officials… on Thursday reported their latest findings on what happened at the plant… They concluded that radioactive contamination of the environment between the night of March 14th and the 16th was likely caused not by the vent operations but failure of the vessel. They said the vessel likely lost airtightness due to heat from nuclear fuel, leading to the direct release of radioactive substances into the environment.


NHK transcript, Dec 17, 2015: [TEPCO] said the substances in one of the reactors probably leaked directly from the containment vessel… They suspect the heat of fuel caused the containment vessel to lose airtightness.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2015/1264512_6844.html
TEPCO, Dec 17, 2015: A significant release of steam from the night of March 14 to March 16, 2011 is believed to have been responsible for contamination to the surrounding environment of Fukushima Daiichi. The investigation reports that the primary containment vessels in Units 2 and 3 did likely lose leakage resistant properties by March 15 and had been in a condition where radioactive materials could leak directly from them. It is therefore presumed the environmental contamination outside Fukushima Daiichi during that period was caused by steam leakage directly from the primary containment vessels and not from the vent.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/betu15_e/images/151217e0101.pdf
TEPCO, Dec 17, 2015: Leakage and release of a large amount of steam from the Unit 3 Reactor Building — The PCVs of Units 2 & 3 lost the airtightness in the end, which is confirmed by the fact that steam escaped from the Reactor Buildings. Analysis of the behavior of the pressure in the PCVs and the situation at the time of the accident has revealed that the environmental contamination from the night of March 14 to March 16 occurred by steam leakage together with radioactive materials directly from the PCVs not from the vent.

https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/118/118095_Q%20Series%20-%20Nuclear%20Power.pdf
UBS Investment Research (via WikiLeaks), Apr 2011: Of particular concern was Unit 3, because, since September 2010, the plant had been fueled with mixed oxide, or MOx… Use of MOx heightened fuel risk — Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 was fuelled with mixed oxide (MOx), which is about 93% uranium and 7% plutonium. This has caused additional worries for TEPCO and the government, because MOx is more radioactively aggressive. We think national nuclear safety reviews might consider restrictions on its use.

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

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Beautiful Sky, or Deadly Radiation?

It never ceases to amaze me. Some people notice nothing at all about the difference in the sky. Some people do, and they wonder, but not enough to dig to see why the sky is different. Then there are some who have to know.

No matter where you fit in the sky debate… Know this. The sky is different than it used to be. It will most likely never be the same again. Between the chemtrails, and the radiation, the sky has changed, probably forever.

I saw some pictures, when I was trying to figure it out. I ended up here:
http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/embed/Cesium%20Sky/story

There is a lot to learn about what is going on with the world. Check out Cesium Sky, I did, and i am glad I did.

http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/embed/slideshow/Cesium%20Sky

Published: December 17th, 2014 at 10:49 am ET
By ENENews

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‘The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era’ (2014) Craig Nelson, Simon&Schuster (emphasis added): Explosion tore through [Fukushima] Daiichi at 3:40 pm on the 14th, destroying Unit 3′s outer building… raising into the air a pink cloud. Some onlookers became terrified when winds pushed it into what to their eyes was a mushroom shape.

‘Under the Pink Cloud: Living Downwind from Nuclear Testing’, Rachel Spotts (reporter at NBC affiliate in New York), Ali Sadler, Laura Price, 2012:
Pink Clouds

 

Quentin Nisson, Mayor of Washington City, Utah during nuclear testing: “You could see that actually up in the air here, the clouds, kind of like reddish dust would come over.” — Interviewer: Radiation? — Mayor Nisson: “Radiation. We still didn’t catch on to anything about the damage it could do… We didn’t realize that we were really guinea pigs for it. We paid dearly for it.”
Ralph Morris, child during nuclear testing: “We would see a cloud going over town… looked like, maybe very high clouds, but they were pink… like a pink covering of the sky. We later learned that was from the fallout… They told everyone there was nothing to worry about… My grandfather said, “Oh no, the government would never do anything to hurt us, never anything.” Really, that’s how people felt… It was an absolutely terrible, terrible thing. It devastated and shattered families… they didn’t care about us at all.”
Ali Sadler, host: “Would my cousin… have died [at 13 from leukemia] if he hadn’t farmed and played in fallout beneath pink clouds of radiation?… The Atomic Energy Commission told my family, the citizens of southern Utah, and all Americans, that there’s no danger. Time and time again the message of ‘no danger’ was spread.”
Jim Matheson, Congressman: “The government was telling people time and time again it was safe… They knew all along… When I was in high school, my father was governor… He had… this list [and said] “That’s a cousin, that’s a cousin, that’s an uncle.” It was all these people who died of cancer in southern Utah… I don’t think we know everything that happened… [There’s] cause for concern about the ramifications of testing where ever it happened again. We still don’t know all the impacts… What I tell anyone who lives downwind is that you can never take it for granted.”
See also: “I heard a loud noise, then saw a purple cloud… it was an explosion at the nuclear plant… we left here on the night of the 14th.” -Yoshiharu Sue, former Hitachi engineer

Watch ‘Under the Pink Cloud: Living Downwind from Nuclear Testing’ here

Published: December 17th, 2014 at 10:49 am ET
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Hillary Clinton signed a pact… saying she agreed there are no problems with Japanese food… So we are not sampling this material as it comes into the country, because our government has made a decision to downplay it.

Emergency radiation testing used at Democrat and Republican conventions after Fukushima; Also for Obama Inauguration — Seafood, meat, vegetables, milk, water checked for nuclear waste, while top officials agree to publicly downplay crisis — 80% of milk samples by Orlando, FL had ‘significant’ Cs-137
Published: November 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
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New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, Aug. 2012 (emphasis added): The Wadsworth Center, which has already tested milk samples in preparation for the upcoming national political conventions, has now been asked to test additional samples of other foods from the sites during the conventions. In August and September, during the conventions… labs will test water, lettuce, orange juice and shrimp for radiological contamination. The labs will also be testing for… radiation in various meat products… These surveillance activities are part of the Food Emergency Response Network‘s (FERN) ongoing preparations for the Republican Convention… and the Democratic Convention… The labs will be testing for… iodine-131 [Half life = 8 days], cesium-137 and other… sources of radiation. Should any contaminants be identified… laboratories across the nation could be called on to test large quantities of samples… Wadsworth’s initial role in the role in the political convention preparation exercises was to measure evidence of radioactive isotopes Iodine-131 and Cesium-137 in milk prior to the conventions.

Florida Milk

NY Dept. of Health & Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Apr 30, 2014: New York State is located over 10,000 km from [Fukushima]… Yet even at this distance, our laboratory easily identified 131I and 134, 137Cs [and] was among the laboratories which received an assignment to protect food during the Democratic and Republican political conventions in the U.S. in 2012… the laboratory tested 20 milk samples from Florida. Phase II consisted of radiological food testing at the Republican National Convention held in Tampa… as well as the Democratic National Convention… [We] tested 33 samples of lettuce and meat… In addition, the laboratory was involved in radiological testing of food for the Presidential Inauguration in January, 2013… for fission products of interest: 103,106Ru, 131I, and 134,137Cs… 137Cs [was detected] in 9 out of 20 milk samples from Florida… These levels… do not pose any significant health hazard… The contribution from 137Cs in Florida milk is significant… The presence of cesium in Florida milk was found to be a remnant from nuclear fallout following atmospheric testing [Note that Florida had the highest level of radioactive material from Fukushima measured anywhere in world outside Japan].

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen interview by SolarIMG: I know someone very highly placed in the State Dept., and the US government has come up with a decision… at the highest levels… to downplay Fukushima… Hillary Clinton signed a pact… saying she agreed there are no problems with Japanese food… So we are not sampling this material as it comes into the country, because our government has made a decision to downplay it.

See also: Forbes: Biophysicist casts critical light on gov’t assurances that Americans were never at risk from Fukushima fallout — I watched officials attempt to minimize public alarm

Published: November 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
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