Saturday, May 14, 2011

“TEPCO Now Confirms Nuclear Meltdown in Fukushima Reactor No. 1”

“TEPCO Now Confirms Nuclear Meltdown 
in Fukushima Reactor No. 1”
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) "TEPCO has now publicly admitted it wasn't telling the truth about the severity of the damage to Fukushima reactor No. 1. We're now being told what we've suspected all along - that nuclear fuel rods in that reactor are totally exposed and have suffered a nuclear meltdown, releasing vast amounts of radiation comparable to Chernobyl. As Bloomberg now reports, the water level in reactor No. 4 is one meter below the fuel assembly itself. This means, of course, that the water isn't high enough to cover the fuel rods, which is why those fuel rods have suffered a nuclear meltdown.

The Associated Press is also reporting that "other fuel has slumped to the bottom of the pressure vessel and is thought to be covered in water." This statement is astonishing all by itself because it means the fuel rods were in a total meltdown hot enough to cause their metal containment cylinders to "slump" and melt their way down to the lower levels of the coolant pools. Notably, AP carefully avoids using the term "melt" and instead says the fuel rods "slumped." This is all part of the AP's determined downplaying of the Fukushima catastrophe (see below).

Not surprisingly, as AP now reports, "The findings also indicate a greater-than-expected leak in that vessel." But the laws of nuclear physics don't care what you "expect," you see. They don't care about media spin or power company B.S. The laws of physics simply follow their natural course, regardless of what you hope they do. And in the case of Fukushima, the laws of physics led directly to a core fuel meltdown that now even the mainstream media cannot deny (although they still aren't calling it a "nuclear meltdown"). As AP reports: "Nuclear Industrial and Safety Agency officials said the new data indicates that it is likely that partially melted fuel had fallen to the bottom of the pressurized vessel that holds the reactor core together and possibly leached down into the drywell soon after the March 11 quake and tsunami that struck Japan's northeastern coast."

Undeniable meltdown: What AP is describing, of course, is a nuclear meltdown. It doesn't get any more obvious than this: The fuel reached melting temperature and melted down. Along with this, there would have had to be a massive release of radiation into the containment vessel, which just happens to have numerous holes in it that allow highly radioactive water to leak directly into the environment. No wonder TEPCO discovered its radiation detectors had all maxed out there and become non-functional. No wonder TEPCO had to selectively stop reporting radiation releases - it was in the middle of a Chernobyl-like core fuel meltdown!

The Telegraph in the UK is refreshingly printing the truth on this story: "One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant did suffer a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today, describing a pool of molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor's containment vessel." But the mainstream media in the U.S. has obviously been instructed by the White House to avoid using the term "nuclear meltdown" in describing what happened at Fukushima. There is a rather blatant downplaying of the facts going on behind the scenes at the media giants.

Some of this spin can only be called blatant lies, by the way. In the same story linked above, AP claims "Unit 4 contained no fuel rods at the time of the earthquake..." Huh? No fuel rods in reactor No. 4? This what on Earth is this video showing? I love how the media admits it has been misreporting the truth of the situation all along, and then it comes up with new fairytale spin stories in practically the same sentence. They might as well just report, "There was no nuclear fuel in Fukushima at the time of the tsunami, and that's why governments have stopped monitoring radiation levels."

TEPCO once again meets Murphy's Law: In any case, this sudden revelation that reactor No. 4 has already experienced a nuclear fuel meltdown is, not surprisingly, causing considerable setbacks to TEPCO's plan to have the whole facility deactivated by Christmas. Just as NaturalNews publicly predicted, the Christmas shutdown plan was little more than a combination of fantasyland thinking and industry spin.
Exposed: this shots shows a gaping hole in the building of reactor number four. The green crane, circled, is normally used to move spent fuel rods into a 45ft deep storage pond, just out of shot. But the pool has now boiled dry and the spent rods are heating up and releasing radiation.

"What this means is this is probably going to be a much more difficult cleanup than they originally planned for," said particle physicist Paul Padley in a Bloomberg story. The government and Tepco "have consistently appeared to be underestimating the severity of the situation."

And that's the story of modern science: Arrogant in its confidence over the laws of nature, yet utterly dishonest in reporting the truth when its Tower of Babel crumbles to the ground. No wonder the reputation of the conventional scientific community continues to plummet as people realize just how dangerous these people really are. Read my related story on this to learn the truth of how modern conventional science is based on a mindless, soulless, false belief that human beings have no free will or consciousness. And therefore, human beings are all expendable in science's big experiments: Nuclear power, GMOs, vaccines and much more."

Earthquake/Radiation Monitoring Sources

First, do NOT panic! We're simply not being told enough yet to accurately determine how serious a threat we're dealing with. Be aware, gather information, but do not let fear control you! For those so inclined these sites offer constantly updated information:

Baseline Surface Radiation Network:

"Because of the important role radiation plays in the climate system, the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) was established to provide a worldwide network to continuously measure radiative fluxes at the Earth's surface. Many of these stations began operation in 1992 and each year more stations are added to the network. These stations provide data for the calibration of the GEWEX Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project and other satellite-based measurements of radiative fluxes. BSRN data are also used to validate radiative flux models.

About 40 stations in contrasting climatic zones, covering a latitude range from 80°N to 90°S (see station maps) are providing data to the BSRN archive located at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany. In 2004, BSRN was designated as the global surface radiation network for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). The BSRN stations also contribute to the Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW)."

Earthquakes - Real Time info:

Hat tips to Darina Stoyanova and Alex Noble for this material.

Global Wind/Weather Patterns

Iodine Concerns:

“WARNING: Radiation Fear-Mongering And Health”
 by Karl Denninger

"If, and I stress if, there is a reason to attempt to protect your thyroid against radioactive iodine exposure only Potassium Iodide should be used.  NOT, I repeat NOT, Potassium Iodate.  They are not the same chemical.  The first is FDA approved for this purpose, the second is not.  In an emergency situation you can also paint iodine solution (the topical stuff that is used on cuts and such) on your trunk and get some degree of protection.  The latter must NEVER be ingested as it is a poison.  There is no solid evidence of how well painted-on iodine will actually work, but it's better than nothing if it's all you have."
See this post for important information regarding radioactivity and iodine usage:

A comment: So, what do we have here? Besides the 16,000 fuel rods in the reactor core there were 40,000 still highly radioactive spent fuel rods stored in the cooling pool directly atop the reactor chamber, which we must presume have fallen into the core below following the hydrogen gas explosion that destroyed the roof of the building. 56,000 fuel rods melting and burning at 5,200 degrees F. They're pouring water on this mass to attempt to cool it down, unsuccessfully. What results when water encounters such high temperatures? Steam, highly radioactive steam which rises into the upper atmosphere and is carried wherever the wind currents take it, in this case, all around the world. This is what's happening in Reactor 1... there are 6 reactors, all in varying degrees of damage. Reactor 4 has in fact suffered an admitted meltdown. But of course you know all this already from the non-stop, factual and in depth reporting you're getting from the mainstream media, right? What? You're not hearing anything at all? Nothing? Isn't that curious? - CP

1 comment:

  1. Come on. There's not a thing "curious" about them, er . . . "it."

    They know.

    So curiosity would be redundant (for them).

    Only US.


    What? You're not hearing anything at all? Nothing? Isn't that curious?