Fukushima – the alert level has been raised to 7 – worse then Chernobyl


Japan had a 9.1 earthquake (the measures have alternated between 9.0 and 9.1), which was followed by a 14 metre tsunami. As I have previously explained these are two unique events.

When the earthquake struck, the nuclear reactors at the Daiichi and Danii plants were automatically shut down. This is what they were designed to do when an earthquake struck, and it was like clockwork. After shutdown the emergency generators kicked in.  However, the size of the tsunami caused the generators to fail. The emergency generators are necessary to keep the circulation of the cooling water flowing whilst the reactors are going through shut down.  The battery operated generators kicked in but these only have a life of 8 hours.

When news of this disaster broke, it was hard to predict what else could go wrong. The shut down of the generators caused major problems, including several explosions in 4 reactors at the Daiichi plant. There was a fire at the nr 4 plant which had not been operating at the time. The explanation given by the Japanese authorities to the press was that the explosions were due to a build up of hydrogen which had caused pressure. Of the 4 reactors affected, only one of them has remained stable – the nr. 1 reactor.

There has been a race against time to try and reconnect the reactors to the electricity grid so that the cooling of the reactors and the spent fuel rods can continue.

Since the first earthquake there have been several more with some of them, the latest being this morning, being as much as 7.1 on the Richter scale, and these have been in the vicinity of Fukushima.

There has been some radiation spill from the plant. The first real signs of a much bigger problem than anticipated came with the announcement of contaminated milk as well as contaminated vegetables from farms close to Fukushima. The radiation is now being detected as far away as England and the USA.  This is now quite serious.

Thus it should be no surprise to learn that that the authorities have now upgraded again the incident level to the highest which is 7, and that means that the Fukushima power plant incident is now listed as worse than Chernobyl.  What it means is that contamination is now reaching a much wider population area than first anticipated.

To this news comes the further news that there had been another fire in the nr 4 reactor, although this is not related to the latest earthquake. 

In the meantime the workers are struggling with contaminated water flowing into the ocean, as well as with contaminated water inside some of the reactors. There have been several reports of worker injuries due to contaminated water touching their skin.

From what I have been reading the biggest problem has been in the reactor where the rods were exposed for about 140 minutes. This had led to a partial core meltdown which the workers had hoped to avoid. This explains the escalating seriousness of the incident.

For those who are technically minded, you can read more on the subject at the following blog:

http://bravenewclimate.com/

You can also read a good article from the UK Guardian here.

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66 responses to “Fukushima – the alert level has been raised to 7 – worse then Chernobyl

  1. I can assure you that not everyone from Arkansas are big Clinton fans. Stench follows filth.

    Hillary is just some more of Obama and anyone who would think other wise is not seeing the big picture. I could not believe that she could let by gones be by gones and work in his administration after all the nasty things he did and said. Not to mention stealing stealing the nomination.

    When it was stated that Soros was paying for Chelsea’s wedding or having some part in paying for it then that was just confirmation of what I had suspected. They are thick as thieves.

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  2. I believe the same about Vince Foster. He knew too much. Got to go get ready for Bible study. Talk with you later 🙂

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  3. @cynkading yes Soros paying for a part of Chelsea’s wedding was a real big red flag.

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  4. Newt is a politician, not a blind idealist. He is not a strong constitutionalist either. He is a pragmaticist with a strong conservative lean. He picks and chooses his battles carefully – not so much on ideology but on what he thinks he can win. He is not about to “spend political capital” whipping a dead horse or a low-probability horse.

    I don’t mean to say he is a RINO. But I do mean to say that he is not ideologically pure.

    But we all need to carefully remember a key thing. A huge amount of what the Federal Government does (and is!) is unconstitutional. We cannot solve ALL the crises at once. Like mice and rats we just need to keep gnawing away.

    As you can imagine, I get really peeved with people who say we have to solve the Obama eligibility problem, or else the constitution will be shredded and worthless. Even if Obama were totally grievously ineligibile, it would be only one of many MANY constitutional problems, and perhaps not even the worst.

    Do I want Obama exposed? You betcha. But I am even more concerned that the records will show that he is a filthy rabble rouser (i.e. common urban street punk), a radical marxist, and a true-blood Muslim. Birth is just a piece of the puzzle.

    So, anyway, back full circle – we need a candidate who can win, and one with gravitas and experience, and who is SUFFICIENTLY (not necessarily perfect) conservative and constitution-savvy.

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  5. Carlyle, I hear what you are saying and agree. That is why CW pumping the Chicago syndicate stuff is so important. It is who Obama ultimately is and explains his Psyche as to how he became so in your face about all of the fraud.and lies. The birth certificate / Indonesian citizenship / out right fraud is a symptom of the illness.

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  6. Carlyle, I agree with Paxson’s take on this. I agree that the CW angle relating to Chicago is very relevant.
    At the same time I hear what you are saying and agree with most of your points.
    I remain ambivilent as far as Newt is concerned. He is a good debater from what I have heard, but he needs other credentials. There are many who are wary because of his cosying up to Nancy Piglosi.

    Another issue that we have discussed previously, and one that is quite telling is that of the Pigford scandal. This is NOT Pigford 1 and the original people who sued but it is Pigford 2, 3, 4 and 5. Any extension of the funding for a settlement is an absolute rort. Østupid has a hand in that scandal.

    Other things, such as the homosexuality are side issues but they are important to certain groups of people.

    As for Trump, well he is providing the means for candidates to be more in yer face and to attack on the issues that the LSM refused to touch.

    If the LSM can manage to attack Trump over his legitimate certs, then they should be demanding the real cert for Østupid. They demanded all the records for Bush, made fun of him because of his C grades at Masters level, yet they never query the records pertaining to Østupid. Where is the proof that he got through either Columbia or even Harvard? Where is the thesis he was supposed to have written? For all we know he was a D grade student.

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