The news is certainly continues to be bad here. Not only do we not get a true picture of the situation on the ground at the plant, but the subject is literally ignored by the media at large. We have nothing to go on from Mainstream media!
Fortunately there are a few ‘leaks’ from high placed officials in Japan. Most recently the ex ambassador from Japan to Switzerland and Senegal has said that the situation continues to worsen. The ground underneath reactor 4 is sinking and threatens the structural integrity of the reactor.
Not good news considering that there are 1500 spent rods in the building with enough radiation to make the world completely uninhabitable…WOW! That is serious folks. If that building goes there would be a meltdown of the reactor and ensuing fire in the atmosphere and it would go downhill from there!!!!
Yet, the nuclear industry continues to tell us that this form of energy production is safe. Unbelievable!!!
As you can imagine in Post Tsunami Japan the backlash against the Nuclear power industry has been huge. None of their nuclear power plants were operating for quite sometime after the Tsunami, all of them were shut down for ‘scheduled maintenance’ if you can believe that. Only withing the past 2 weeks were two plants allowed to restart.
As the radiation disaster continues, many in the areas most affected by the tsunamis are hoping to rebuild, after all this is their home. What is interesting is the way in which they want to go about it. Sustainable and non nuclear! Solar panels to cover ground that can never be used again due to radiation. Although I can’t for the life of me imagine how or who would install them and then maintain them in such radiation.
I personally am hoping that the nuclear cabal in Japan has been damaged beyond repair and that we will see further damage to the industry worldwide. In my opinion it is absolutely irresponsible to continue to build nuclear power plants and operate those that exist. Once that monster is out of the bag the damage is not reversible in our lifetimes…
My children nor theirs should suffer from this generations arrogance. And arrogance is what it is plain and simple, not only in the case of nuclear power but finance as well. The destruction caused by both, while different, is nonetheless devastating to all of us on the planet!
I am encouraged that the people of Japan are trying to stand up to the political/nuclear/financial/academic cabal that promotes such destructive ideas. Not only can we see the destruction evident in the physical and spreading radiation from the Nukes but also in the financial devastation. Japan has passed a QUADRILLION IN DEBT! This is the highest debt level in both absolute and relative terms as a percentage of GDP.
The citizens of this country should pay heed to the failures in Japan. We are not completely unlike their case model…aging population, enormous debt, nuclear power plants built on geologically sensitive ground, financial/political/academic cabal that has the power!
Time to wake up and take some action…at least in my opinion!
For the first time, scientists have discovered that tuna contaminated by last year’s radiation leak from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have crossed the Pacific Ocean into U.S. waters, according to the Associated Press. Scientists have been started to discover the radioactive fish some 6,000 miles from their place of origin, the first time that large, migrating fish have been shown to carry contaminants over such a great distance.
Normally, radiation and other contaminants are found in smaller fish and plankton, and only in waters close to the source of contamination. However, levels of radioactive cesium have been found at ten times the normal levels in fish off of the coast of California. The current levels, say officials, are still below the levels considered unsafe by the U.S. and Japanese governments.
As the world economy continues to take a beating, we add Japan now to the list of listing economies. Japan reports a huge downtick in GDP of 3.7%, almost double the estimates. This is very serious, perhaps even more so than any problems the EU might have with the PIGS.
Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world and when they have troubles all of us worldwide will also have troubles to varying extents. As the U.S. can ‘export’ both prosperity and recession so can the Japanese. Believe me this is going to be a terrible time economically for the global community.
Added to this piece of bad news is the continuing saga of Ireland and Greece. The former can’t sell it’s sovereign debt, click here to read more. Greece’s debt ratings were down graded not 1 not 2 but 3 classes as Finch decided that even ‘putting off’ the maturity dates on their bonds coming due would be a technical default,click here for the story!
So the race to the bottom of the pile of worthless currencies continues with the added participant-Japanese Yen! Who will bottom out first is the question, will it be the U.S. Dollar, the Euro or the Yen? Only time will tell.
What many of us has known, or at least suspected, the fuel in at least one of the reactors is melting according to Japanese officials…now…I believe that it is high time that the Russians take over most of the ‘emergency operational control’ since they, among everyone in the world, have the most and indeed the only experience in dealing with a disaster like this.
The world needs to be in ‘crisis management’ mode and not ‘ostrich’ mode. Indeed, crisis management we need in several areas of the world today. Namely, the Gulf of Mexico, as the BP disaster continues and the Gulf Stream weakens further, which, in addition to the nuclear holocaust at Fukushima, is a game changer for our species.
Tokyo Electric admits fuel could be melting at Fukushima nuke plant
OKYO (Kyodo) — An official at Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, admitted Wednesday that fuel of the plant’s No. 1 reactor could be melting.
At a press conference, TEPCO official Junichi Matsumoto said, ”I’m not saying with certainty that (the fuel) has never melted,” while noting that the utility has not been able to confirm the condition of the reactor’s core.
Describing the possible meltdown, Matsumoto said it can be compared to a state in which molten fuel accumulates like lava, or a state in which fuel rods get exposed after their tubes were broken. TEPCO considers such states as a meltdown, he said.
Asked whether the fuel at the No. 1 reactor is ”melting” or ”being damaged,” Matsumoto said TEPCO does not plan to define such conditions in haste.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has already reported its own estimate to the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, saying a serious impairment has occurred after pellets, which constitute nuclear fuel, have melted inside the reactor.
(Mainichi Japan) April 21, 2011
If you haven’t begun to prepare for the times ahead, I would suggest you begin now. It isn’t to late yet. I expect the events that are coming out of ‘Pandora’s Box’ to accelerate and really make things interesting over the next several years.
Just lifted the below off the EPA site. A few folks have written telling me we are just trying to sell products! We are trying to get people to be aware and focus. We are also in business and believe our products can help you attain and maintain a healthier existence. We also believe there are other products out there that can also do much the same thing. At the end of the day the most important thing is to get healthy and stay that way! How you do that is ultimately up to you.
In my opinion, the Fukushima Nuclear Plant accident is a ‘game changer’ and we all must be aware of the consequences that are coming. In my view the chronic exposure to ‘elevated’ levels of radiation in the air and water will only result in increased levels of illness and you will see those increases in the areas of the population that chose to lead a lifestyle that does not support health.
The most recent EPA update:
EPA RadNet Precipitation Results April 2, 2011 Statement on Results Elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater have been expected as a result of the nuclear incident after the events in Japan since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere – precipitation data collected by EPA in the states of California, Idaho and Minnesota have seen elevated levels of radiation in recent precipitation events. In all cases these are levels above the normal background levels historically reported in these areas. While short-term elevations such as these do not raise public health concerns – and the levels seen in rainwater are expected to be relatively short in duration – the U.S. EPA has taken steps to increase the level of monitoring of precipitation, drinking water, and other potential exposure routes to continue to verify that. About the Data EPA scientists routinely test precipitation samples from more than 30 sites in the U.S. The stations submit precipitation samples to the EPA lab as rainfall, snow or sleet occurs. Under routine circumstances, samples are composited and analyzed by EPA scientists monthly. In response to the Japanese nuclear incident, gamma analyses are being performed on the precipitation samples as they’re received. It may take up to five days for results because of the number of samples being directed to the laboratory. This is to ensure the proper analysis and quality assurance measures takes place before the results are released. EPA expects to see radioisotopes consistent with the Japanese nuclear incident during sample analysis. EPA expects the measured levels to be extremely low as this air mass disperses across our planet. All results are in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). A picocurie is one trillionth of a curie.
It is Darren’s opinion along with many other experts from M.D.s to N.D.s that there are no safe levels of radiation and in fact chronic exposure to low levels are the real health danger.
This is just in from the Wall Street Journal, EPA admits that there is ‘higher than normal’ levels of radiation in some milk samples in WA state. They don’t know where the milk came from though speculating (get that, speculating on the origin of the milk! At least you would know your raw milk producer and where that milk came from!) that it might have come from Japan. I for one did not know that any of our milk came from Japan.
So the question is how did it get into the milk supply so fast? And if the milk was produced here in the U.S. just where did it come from? So folks, up in WA I would think 2 times about drinking milk products, even though the FDA is on the watch (lol) and are saying it isn’t a public health hazard. You would get more radiation from flying internationally ( yep especially to Japan) than you would from drinking the milk…hmmm which begs yet more questions, like how much milk would I drink to get that ‘in flight’ radiation? 1 glass a gallon what would that be exactly?
No wonder there is such confusion on behalf of the population pertaining to this ‘radiation’ from Japan. We are getting about as much information here as we are from Japanese authorities and the operator of the plant.
You can view the full article by clicking here.
WE know that many of our listeners are completely confused about when to begin taking Potassium Iodide (whether iodide or iodate is best even-and iodide is the preferred form). We have had many other questions about the radiation and the confusion about danger levels and such. Tonight at 6pm CST Darren, Steve and Nathan will go over as many of these questions as possible. In the meantime watch these videos about Potassium Iodide and learn as much as you can, it is important.
and then continue onto the second half
Please watch these videos, they are accurate. Darren trained with one of these physicians.
We have a lot of recent developments on Japan and the Mid East and even more info on Radiation. This will be a lively if not enlightening show. Tune In tonight for more!
Ok, I know we all hoped this kind of thing was over….
Discoveries about chemical warfare or destroying peoples physical health should never start with torture and human guinea pigs
Unit 731 Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiments.
This “docu-dramatization” includes shocking/dramatized photos to illustrate and archival photos to document and educate. A documentary film by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D. http://BrainMind.com
Despite the dramatic-artistic license employed to horrify viewers, the narrative is 100% factual and this film is based on documented factual findings from numerous sources. However, nothing in this film, including our attempts to horrify, can come close to the true nightmare of what took place in Unit 731.
Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (19371945) and World War II.
It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Japanese personnel. Officially known by the Imperial Japanese Army as the Kempeitai Political Department and Epidemic Prevention Research Laboratory, it was initially set up under the Kempeitai military police of the Empire of Japan to develop weapons of mass destruction for potential use against Chinese, and possibly Soviet forces.
How can torture and horror further science?
Over the history of the world hasn’t there been enough unspeakable things done to mankind to prove that degrading and dehumanizing other people only creates more suffering and pain?