Fukushima – The Media – The Uranium Queen

Forget about radioactive fallout… look here, the Queen is visiting Ireland

Two months on and no end in sight, yes this is the current state of affairs when it comes to the painful issue of the ongoing nuclear radiation spills in Japan. Yet very little facts of the true extent of this global catastrophe trickles down to the forefront of the mass media and the collective consciousness at large.

Surprisingly the public who pay and will continue to pay the price with hard earned cash and the consequence to their health, seems quite content feeding on a diet of ready dished out trivia such as which Royal is wearing what hat? Who was not invited and who did not… Some sense of priorities we have?!

In the same token; While so many Irish people are evacuated from their own streets to make way for a contentious Royal visit, not enough Japanese people are evacuated from their own homes to protect them from the uncontrolled crisis of nuclear radiation, which will plague their environment and ours for many millennia to come…

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – The Media – The Uranium Queen

Fukushima – Grown Man Army Toys

Are the man in charge reading my blog?

On the 7th of April in post title  Fukushima – Is the truth being diluted in sea water too? I signed off writing: “I am surprised though, that in such technologically advanced country like Japan, remotely operated robots are not deployed to boldly go where radiation may be to high for humans to bear. Or maybe they do and we just don’t hear about it.”

Few days later and a US remote controlled helicopter was used to probe the nuclear plant on a mission to collect information on the buildings at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi 4 nuclear reactors.

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – Grown Man Army Toys

Fukushima – Lifting the lid on radiation levels – Update

In post published yesterday titled  ‘Fukushima – Lifting the lead on radiation levels’, I discussed how the Japanese  government and some nuclear industry companies with everything to gain or lose, have raised the bar when it comes to the levels of permitted radiation for workers, lifting exposure limit  from 100 millisieverts to 250 millisieverts. When contested by companies contracted by TEPCO supplying workers to deal with this crisis, the government argued back justifying their action saying they are following the ‘International Commission on Radiological Protection’ guide lines, which sets the upper limit in an emergency situation to a dose of 500-1,000 millisieverts.

But it is now clearly evident that those levels are nothing but safe, and are way way too high. Workers exposed to much lower levels suffer the consequence as reported by CNN

“One worker fell ill during the work on Sunday, the company said. The man, in his 30s, was placing hoses for collecting the contaminated water from reactor No. 2 when he became ill, nearly two hours into his shift.

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – Lifting the lid on radiation levels – Update

Fukushima – Lifting the lid on radiation levels

It is funny how rulers, oops… ‘democratic leaders’ of the developed world, present themselves as defenders of FREEDOM every time they wish to drive public opinion to support going to war defending other nations’ FREEDOM. Yet for all the talk of FREEDOM, at home we are living in a society where FREEDOM is highly regulated. To illustrate how ridiculous it can get, take England for example; working in an office, you will be forbidden to change a light bulb UNLESS, you have done a training course on how to climb a ladder and have the certificate to prove it.

Yes there are laws, regulations, and guide lines for every aspect of our lives, and we are told it is for our own good and benefit, it is there to protect us from ourselves, others, and harms way in general.

However often when delving into the nitty-gritty of these regulation, one can’t but help find hypocrisy every step of the way, especially when it comes to regulations concerning people’s health and environmental pollution. We are told that such regulations are based on scientific facts, setting safe limits of exposure to harmful substances and are there to protect human health, society, and the environment we live in, but more often then not, laws, regulations, and guide lines are written in such a vague way, as to allow total disregard to those safe limits when it’s deemed suitable.

Raising the levels of permitted radiation for workers

This is why, I made the following comment in a previous post : “Are we going to see permissible radiation levels elevated to fit a reality of growing radiation with no end in sight?” As it happened I was not wrong, it came as no surprise when I spotted the Kyodo News headline yesterday: “TEPCO contractors reject higher radiation dose limit for workers”

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – Lifting the lid on radiation levels

Fukushima – Could Cold Fusion save the day?

‘The War Against Cold Fusion’ examines the credibility of the hidden potentials of cold fusion. With testimonies of top scientists from around the world and footage of their amazing experiments, the video discusses the vast potential of cold fusion and the powerful financial forces, which systematically work to stop cheap energy from being developed. (more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – Could Cold Fusion save the day?

Fukushima – ‘low level’ radioactive water damped into the sea = 500 time permitted level

In a CNN interview today John King talks to Arnold Gundersen of fairewinds. Gundersen explains how the hydrogen explosion in reactor 2, caused a breeched in containment leading to radioactive water filling the trenches and leaking into the ocean.

Gundersen puts into perspective the level of radiation being released into the ocean. He said the 11,500 tonnes of ‘low level’ radioactive water being damped into the sea, was 500 time higher then the permitted level. “They had to clear these tanks so that more radioactive liquid could come behind it.”

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – ‘low level’ radioactive water damped into the sea = 500 time permitted level

Fukushima- Is reactor no 1 undergoing periodic Nuclear Fission?

As reported in an earlier post some evidence emerging from few sources has lead experts to speculate that the reactor core in Unit 1 is still undergoing periodic Nuclear Fission.

Today Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced they are to inject nitrogen into reactor unit 1 at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, aiming to reduce the risk of a hydrogen explosion.

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima- Is reactor no 1 undergoing periodic Nuclear Fission?

Fukushima – Radioactive Sea Radioactive Fish

Stopping the leak in reactor 2 but discharging radioactive water from reactor 5 & 6 into the sea
A photo published by kyodo news shows radioactive water leaking to the sea from a crack in the wall at reactor No. 2 at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on April 5, 2011.

Plant operator finally managed to halt the leak where radioactive water is believed to have been seeping through. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co.)(Kyodo)

However Japanese authorities have confirmed to the IAEA that they began to discharge 11,500 tonnes of low level radioactive water into the sea on 4 April. The operation is being conducted to create storage capacity for highly radioactive water pooled in parts of the reactor facility, hindering efforts to restore electrical power from the grid to the facility.

(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – Radioactive Sea Radioactive Fish

“It will take months before radiation stop leaking” says top Japanese government spokesman

What is really going on In Fukushima? Nuclear Fission & Radiation 101

Radiation Stacks

Have you ever wondered what are those towers next to each reactors building in the Fukushima plant? These are the ‘Radiation Stacks’ looking like transmission tower they are there to vent radiation fumes for better dispersion in the event of an accident. Those stacks are designed to send radioactive emissions higher up into the atmosphere.

More images of Japan before and after the 11.3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami can be be seen here

The radiation stacks in Fukushima were not used this time, as they need electricity to push the emissions up the stacks. And electricity was gone once the tsunami hit. Another problem is that radiation stacks are designed to suck the air out of the containment buildings and as we could clearly see from pictures and footage there are not much of the building left to suck the air of.
(more…)

Continue Reading “It will take months before radiation stop leaking” says top Japanese government spokesman

Fukushima – While we look the other way

Arnold Gundersen –  an energy advisor with 39-years of nuclear power engineering experience. For more expert comments on the Fukushima nuclear power station visit his website

I had a dream

On the 3rd of March 2011, I woke up recalling a vivid dream, I felt that this dream was significant, so while rubbing the web of sleep from my half opened eyes, I recounted the dream to my partner, partly so I don’t forget it and partly so that there is another soul knowing I had that dream.

I told him – “I was taking part in a rescue mission, which took place within a ‘radiation zone’, I was aware that I didn’t have any protective clothing, or mask, but at the same time I knew with unexplained confidence, that I am not going to be effected by the high radiation.”

On the 3.3.11 a week before the 11.3.11 Japanese Earth Quake, Tsunami, and the Nuclear disaster that followed, the likelihood of me taking part in a rescue mission in a radiation zone was as remote and unrealistic as spaceships landing on the white house loan.(Not because I believe they don’t exist, but because I don’t believe they will be stupid enough to land in that location.) But still it felt significant enough for me to make a mental note of it.
(more…)

Continue Reading Fukushima – While we look the other way

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

Official Release | 2011
http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/

Transcript

Intro:

Now, my grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could and eventually, she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me. She would look at me and she would say: “One day, you’ll learn to play the game.”
One summer, I played Monopoly almost every day, all day long. And that summer, I learned to play the game. I came to understand the only way to win is to make a total commitment to acquisition. I came to understand that money and possessions- that’s the way that you keep score. And by the end of that summer, I was more ruthless than my grandmother. I was ready to bend the rules if I had to, to win that game. And I sat down with her to play that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give her last dollar and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me.
Then she said: “Now it all goes back in the box. All those houses and hotels. All the railroads and utility companies… All that property and all that wonderful money… Now it all goes back in the box. None of it was really yours. You got all heated up about it for a while. But it was around a long time before you sat down at the board and it will be here after you’re gone: players come, players go. Houses and cars… Titles and clothes… Even your body.”
Because the fact is that everything I clutch and consume and hoard is going to go back in the box and I’m going to lose it all. So you have to ask yourself when you finally get the ultimate promotion when you have made the ultimate purchase when you buy the ultimate home when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it… and the thrill wears off – and it will wear off – Then what?
How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? Surely you understand it will never be enough. So you have to ask yourself the question: What matters?

Continue Reading Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

End of content

No more pages to load