Contaminated Milk – Milk from Hawaii is showing very high levels of radiation

May 25, 2011

Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron
May 10, 2011 / Community
All Islands, Big Island, Oahu
Britton & Shekinah; Milk and Honey Farm

An open letter from dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii shares some solutions for working with radiation problems in milk.

Dear Milk Share Members,
Our goal to offer high quality safe food to our community has recently been challenged in the reality of the radioactivity being released into our environment. In the past weeks radioactive levels have increased in Hawaii, with high spikes and a more current leveling off of radiation levels. Milk from the large dairies in Hamakua and Hawi has shown elevated levels of radiation, from 400 to 2400 times the recognized safe levels.

Why is milk contamination significant in the world of agriculture? Because milk represents the overall condition of the entire food chain, since cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as crops. So, when milk tests positive for radiation, it indicates the entire food chain is contaminated since cows eat grass. When grass is contaminated everything grown in the same soil is contaminated. This has proposed a serious concern to us farmers, with us asking what can we do? After much consideration, research, and conversations with much appreciated experts in the field of biological farming and human & animal health, we have found some things which we are able to do to protect our soil, animals, and bodies.

Aside from the much recognized supplement potassium iodine as a protection against radioactive iodine, there are a number of ways we can help. We have remembered our friend, elemental boron and the position it plays on the earth. Boron is the only mineral capable of accepting and ionizing radiation that never changes the innards or the nucleus of the cell. Spoken simply, boron can take radiation and release it without upsetting its own very delicate balance.

Boron is used extensively in the nuclear industry. Sodium borate is regularly used for standby liquid control systems, in case of emergencies. It was used in Cheronbyl in 1986 mixed with sand to prevent further radiation leakage. It was also used in 1999 in Tokaimura, Japan, to absorb the massive amounts of radiation after an accident at a plant. Currently it is being dumped on fuel rods and in surrounding waters of the Fukushima plant. Boron is widely recognized as extremely safe and can be used to capture radioactivity on our soils, gardens, orchards, etc. It also can be safely ingested by humans and animals. Boron will accept radiation and ionize it within our bodies, after which our bodies will safely excrement the boron and radioactivity.

We have begun feeding our cows and goats sodium borate at milking times, as well as adding it to free choice kelp and water troughs. In the past years we have monitored boron and other minerals in the soil and have added as necessary to bring levels up to recognized healthy levels. As a safety measure we are planning to implement a boron dosage to all of our pastures, as well as neighboring pastures. For humans, boron can safely ingested at a dosage of 4-10 mg per day. Borax, 11% boron, can be used as a tea and sprayed on your gardens, or land surrounding your home, at a rate of 10# of Borax per acre, 1#, if using elemental boron. Borax can also be ingested at 1/8 tsp to 1 litre water for women, ¼ tsp to 1 litre water for men. Fortunately, red wine and coffee are significant sources of boron, as well as non-citrus fruits, red grapes, plums, pears, apples, avocados, legumes and nuts! Boron is known to be non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic and has been used internally to protect the astronauts in space as they leave the earth’s protective magnetic field.

Other things we can do to protect our bodies are to consume zeolites, use potassium iodine, receive plenty of glutathione, the best source of which is whey!, eat plenty of supergreens, such as kale, but including chlorella and spirulina, maintain healthy mineral levels, and eat lots of good healthy fats, including raw butter, and coconuts, which offer a fantastic layer of protection for our cells. Baking soda has been known to diminish the severity of change produced by uranium to the kidneys, which are the first to show radiation damages of uranium. Dosage is 1 tsp to 8 oz water for adults and ¼ tsp in 4 oz water for children.

According to Cheryl McCoy, Aboutclay.com, Calcium Bentonite Clay acts as a magnet absorbing anything with a positive charge, ie radiation and toxicity. She suggests washing all produce which may be considered radioactive in 1 part clay to 8 parts water in a non-metallic bowl, soaking for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry as usual. Bentonite clay can be added to catchment tanks, drinking water or raw milk to isolate radioactivity, which will not be released once captured by clay. Also, the body cannot digest clay, but will rather release clay through excrement. Clay can be added to milk or drinking water at a dosage of 1 oz liquid calcium bentonite to 1 gallon raw milk or drinking water. Either allow to settle and pour off or mix and consume clay and liquid. 1-2 oz liquid bentonite clay can be safely consumed per day by an adult, with significant detox abilities.

In these tenuous times it is all we can do to be honestly informed of the situation at hand and act accordingly. We are doing our best to protect our soil, animals and bodies from the elevated levels of radioactivity, and hope that you will also. Our prayers and blessings are with the farmers and families closer to the source of radioactive pollution. We send them our love and hopes for a green, safe future for all on this earth.

Blessings,
Britton & Shekinah
Milk and Honey Farm
Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii

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Japan – 7.4 earthquake spurred tsunami warning, but has since been lifted.

April 7, 2011

Japan lifts new tsunami warning after 7.4 quake

Originally published: April 7, 2011 6:39 AM
Updated: April 7, 2011 12:07 PM
By The Associated Press  CARA RUBINSKY (Associated Press)

QUICK READJapan lifts new tsunami warning after 7.4 aftershock hits off ravaged northeast coast

 

 

Photo credit: AP | A customer eats shellfish at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The government set its first radiation safety standards for fish Tuesday after Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant reported radioactive contamination in nearby seawater measuring at several million times the legal limit. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

 

(AP) — Japan’s meteorological agency says it has lifted a tsunami warning for the northeastern coast 90 minutes after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck offshore.

The quake hit about 11:30 p.m. Thursday Japan time. It has rattled nerves nearly a month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened the northeastern coast.

Announcers on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK had told…

http://www.newsday.com/business/japan-lifts-new-tsunami-warning-after-7-4-quake-1.2801779?qr=1


Japan – Fukushima plant radiation potentially under valued

March 18, 2011

This is rather concerning.

Swedish Government: Radiation To Cover Entire Northern Hemisphere

Swedes were first in world to detect radiation from Chernobyl disaster

Swedish Government: Radiation To Cover Entire Northern Hemisphere 170311top2

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Suggesting that levels of radiation leaks from the stricken Fukushima plant are being grossly underreported by Japanese authorities, a Swedish government agency told Reuters today that not only will the radiation reach North America, but it will subsequently cover the entire northern hemisphere.

“Lars-Erik De Geer, research director at the Swedish Defense Research Institute, a government agency, was citing data from a network of international monitoring stations established to detect signs of any nuclear weapons tests,” reports Reuters.

“Stressing that the levels were not dangerous for people, he predicted the particles would continue across the Atlantic and eventually also reach Europe.”

De Geer said he was “convinced it would eventually be detected over the whole northern hemisphere,” according to the report, adding that radioactive particles would “eventually also come here,” referring to Europe.

De Geer’s prognosis arrives on the back of a study of data by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, which confirmed that the radioactive plume from Fukushima would reach the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting southern California late on Friday. The CBTO has a network of radiation monitors deployed globally that can detect radioactive particles such as caesium and iodine isotopes.

Experts are correct in assuming that the initial waves of radiation will be low, but expect levels to rise in subsequent days as the effects of the three blasts to impact the Fukushima facility, which occurred on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, manifest themselves in the form of increased radiation injected into the atmosphere.

“Naturally, with the credibility of every government around the world shot, it is no surprise that most consumer Geiger counter stores are sold out of inventory at this point, at virtually all price points,” writes Tyler Durden.

As we reported earlier, having confidence in the trustworthiness of governments globally who have habitually lied about the true threat posed by radiation, notably after the 3 Mile Island accident and the Chernobyl disaster, is somewhat less than wise.

However, at least the Swedes can be trusted to know a thing or two about detecting radiation. While the Soviets were furiously engaged in a cover-up of the Chernobyl disaster which occurred on April 26 1986, Swedish workers at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant were the first ones to detect the fallout from the accident two days later on April 28.

It was only after the workers failed to find the source of any radioactive leak at their own plant that the true horror of what had happened 1,100 km (680 miles) away in the western Soviet Union began to unravel.

The whole planet is united in hoping that Japanese technicians find some way to restore power and water cooling system to the Fukushima plant before that terrible scenario has any chance of repeating.

The video below shows how far the radiation clouds from Chernobyl spread across Europe, smothering virtually the entire continent within 7 days. Although agencies like the WHO and the IAEA claimed that only 9,000 people died as a consequence, more contemporary studies have shown that nearly a million people have been killed from cancers caused by the disaster over the course of the last 25 years.

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/swedish-government-radiation-to-cover-entire-northern-hemisphere.html


Canada – Earthquake – 4.3 in Quebec

March 17, 2011

This gives more and more credence to

Earthquake Prediction 2011 Jim Berkland – A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent

Earthquake registering 4.3 reported in Quebec

Published On Wed Mar 16 2011

MONTREAL—A minor earthquake, with an estimated 4.3 magnitude, was apparently strong enough to bring down the federal website intended to keep Canadians informed about quakes.

Again.

An earthquake between Ottawa and Montreal caused the ground to shake for about 10 seconds as it struck a few kilometres east of Hawkesbury, Ont., Wednesday at around 1:36 p.m.

The quake was felt as far as 100 kilometres away — in places like Ottawa, Cornwall, Ont., and the western suburbs of Montreal.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The one notable casualty was the website for Earthquakes Canada, the federal monitoring body.

The last time there was a quake in the region, last June, the federal site was entirely frozen.

This time it was only partially paralyzed.

Many visitors seeking information after the quake hit were greeted by blank screens. By 2 p.m., the site was occasionally working, but only intermittently. It appeared to be running smoothly again later in the afternoon.

The bugs brought back memories of last year’s 5.0 quake, where staffers scrambled for more than two hours to find a temporary solution and it took four hours before the whole site was back in full working order.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press, under Access to Information, revealed that the federal site was overrun by demand last year.

At the time, an official with Natural Resources Canada admitted the crash raised questions about how well prepared the agency is to communicate with Canadians online in the event of a sudden natural disaster — such as an earthquake or tsunami.

The department explained Wednesday that it has been making improvements to the website, in phases, and that capacity is increasing.

It also said that, despite some complications Wednesday, the site managed to provide information to about 1.7 million visitors per hour. In addition, the government used Twitter to keep the public informed.

“More improvements — as per the phased plan — are being implemented and will be completed in a short period of time,” said a statement from department spokesman Paul Duchesne.

Most importantly, emergency notifications to response organizations do not rely on the web server and were not affected by Wednesday’s technical issues, he said.

Natural Resources Canada estimates that 100 to 150 earthquakes are recorded annually in the region, known as the Western Quebec Seismic Zone.

“Most of them are too small to be felt,” Stephen Halchuk, a department seismologist, said Wednesday. “Today’s event is a bit larger.”

He said quakes bigger than 4.0 magnitude only rumble in the zone every two or three years.

“Today’s earthquake was widely felt in the region between Ottawa and Montreal, but certainly not large enough to do any significant damage,” Halchuk said.

As for the website, Halchuk doesn’t manage it.

But he said an increased volume of visitors at the time of the quake might have affected its performance.

“We had taken steps to improve our (website’s) capacity, so I’m not sure about the specific problems that you may have experienced today,” he said.

As it did last year, the U.S. Geological Survey’s website continued running smoothly Wednesday and provided information about the quake.

The U.S. agency pegged the magnitude at 3.7.

 

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/954926–earthquake-registering-4-3-reported-in-quebec?bn=1


Japan – California – radiation MAP and RT report

March 17, 2011

Obama is not a leader.  He is a puppet.  By definition, puppets are only animated when strings are engaged.

The globalists are OK with things so far.

No need for input from them, so Obama is silent.

“keep moving” —- ” nothing to see here.”

I have not heard much from the other so called leaders, or would be leaders either.

Is anyone willing to be the leader here?

HOT POTATOES!

Obama’s looking for the next meeting at the UN so that they can tell him what they want.  After all he’s the security council of the UN and therefore American interests are only secondarily, if that, on his mind.

Never-mind that it’s against the US Constitution to swear allegiance to a foreign interest while in a government position.

 

UN predicts nuclear plume could hit U.S. by FRIDAY as Obama finally falls in line with the rest of the world and starts evacuating American citizens from Japan

 

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 3:17 PM on 17th March 2011

 

  • French minister: ‘Let’s not beat about the bush, they’ve essentially lost control’
  • Cooling pool for spent fuel rods has ‘boiled dry at reactor number four
  • Japanese have 48 hours to avoid ‘another Chernobyl’
  • Radioactive steam spews into atmosphere from reactor number three
  • Experts warn that crisis is ‘approaching point of no return’ as officials run out of options
  • Officials commandeer police water cannon to spray complex
  • Attempts to dump water on reactors by helicopter fail

The United Nations has predicted that a nuclear plume from a crisis-hit reactor in Japan could drift across the Pacific and over the U.S. by Friday.

The chilling forecast came as the United States began evacuating Americans out of Japan amid escalating fears that the quake-ravaged country is facing disaster.

Terrified passengers are packing Tokyo airport after scores of other governments advised their citizens to flee – as Japanese military helicopters today dropped sea water on the over-heating reactors in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a catastrophic meltdown.

Some experts say the county has 48 hours to avoid ‘another Chernoblyl’.

Collecting water: The Self-Defense Forces's helicopter scoops seawater on Japan's northeast coast en route to the Fukushima plant

Collecting water: The Self-Defense Forces's helicopter scoops seawater on Japan's northeast coast en route to the Fukushima plant

JAPAN-QUAKE/PLUME - Map of the North Pacific locating the projected path of the radioactive plume from Japan's Fukushima plant on Friday. RNGS. (SIN07)

JAPAN-QUAKE/PLUME - Map of the North Pacific locating the projected path of the radioactive plume from Japan's Fukushima plant on Friday. RNGS. (SIN07)

 

Radiation from the toxic plume spewing from the reactor is set to hit California and the West Coast on Friday, according to the UN’s Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation. It predicts the plume will head into Southern California and further into Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

 

The UN’s projection, which was calculated according to wind patterns on Tuesday, was first reported by the New York Times.

The data assumes that radiation is spewing from the crippled nuclear reactor at a continuous rate and forms a rising plume, amid heightened suspicion that the crisis at the plant – already ranked the second-worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl – is worse than the Japanese authorities have publicly let on.

Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters began dumping seawater on the damaged reactor of Unit 3 at the Fukushima complex at 9.48am local time this morning as Defence Minister Toshifumi Kitazawa told reporters that emergency workers had no choice but to try the water dumps before it was too late.

The aircraft dumped at least four loads of at least 2,000 gallons each, on the reactor, though much of the water appeared to be dispersed in the air.

The dumping was intended both to help cool the reactor and to replenish water in a pool holding spent fuel rods. The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said earlier that the pool was nearly empty, which might cause the rods to overheat.

American officials have also said that they believe the fuel holding pools at reactor three and four are empty of water after boiling dry.

While the organisation did not give any further details on the level of radiation to hit the U.S., health officials emphasised that – as with the Chernobyl disaster 26 years ago – most radiation in the atmosphere is set to dissipate throughout its journey over the Pacific.

On Sunday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulator Commission said it expected no harmful levels of radiation would reach the U.S. from Japan given the thousands of miles between the two countries

 

The UN’s projection, which was calculated according to wind patterns on Tuesday, was first reported by the New York Times.

The data assumes that radiation is spewing from the crippled nuclear reactor at a continuous rate and forms a rising plume, amid heightened suspicion that the crisis at the plant – already ranked the second-worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl – is worse than the Japanese authorities have publicly let on.

Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters began dumping seawater on the damaged reactor of Unit 3 at the Fukushima complex at 9.48am local time this morning as Defence Minister Toshifumi Kitazawa told reporters that emergency workers had no choice but to try the water dumps before it was too late.

The aircraft dumped at least four loads of at least 2,000 gallons each, on the reactor, though much of the water appeared to be dispersed in the air.

The dumping was intended both to help cool the reactor and to replenish water in a pool holding spent fuel rods. The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said earlier that the pool was nearly empty, which might cause the rods to overheat.

American officials have also said that they believe the fuel holding pools at reactor three and four are empty of water after boiling dry.

Damaged: This dramatic pictures shows for the first time the damage wreaked upon the Fukushima plant which was today shrouded in smoke and steam bellowing from the damaged third and fourth reactors

Damaged: This dramatic pictures shows for the first time the damage wreaked upon the Fukushima plant which was today shrouded in smoke and steam bellowing from the damaged third and fourth reactors

Chaos: Passengers crowd Mar Haneda International Airport outside Tokyo as foreigners scramble to flee the country amid radiation fears

Chaos: Passengers crowd Mar Haneda International Airport outside Tokyo as foreigners scramble to flee the country amid radiation fears

That means that nuclear fuel rods at both the reactors could overheat further and release more radiation.

Even when removed from reactors, uranium rods are still extremely hot and must be cooled for months, possibly longer, to prevent them from heating up again and emitting radioactivity.

Emergency workers are struggling to keep a constant supply of water pumping into the holding pools and officials last night admitted that much of the monitoring equipment in the plant was broken and it was impossible to monitor the situation.

‘We haven’t been able to get any of the latest data at any spent fuel pools. We don’t have latest water levels, temperatures, none of the latest information,’ an official said. There are also frantic efforts to restore power to the coolant pumping system that was knocked out by the tsunami on Friday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said that along with the helicopter water drops, special police units would use water cannons – normally used to quell rioters – to spray water onto the Unit 4 storage pool. The high-pressure water cannons will allow emergency workers to stay farther away.

One French expert warned that the plant is just hours away from disaster. Thierry Charles of the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety told the Telegraph: ‘The next 48 hours will be decisive. I am pessimistic because, since Sunday, I have seen that almost none of the solutions has worked.’

It followed the alarm from the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation, which does radiation projections as a matter of routine in an attempt to predict which of its stations scattered around the globe need to be activated as it monitors a global ban on nuclear arms testing.

Its 60 stations test the air for radiation, and use computer models and weather forecasts to model how that radiation could be transported by wind.

‘It’s simply an indication,’ Lassina Zerbo, head of the agency’s International Data Center, told the newspaper.

‘We have global coverage. So when something happens, it’s important for us to know which station can pick up the event.’

Early this morning the Obama administration fell in line with the rest of the world and began evacuating citizens from Tokyo in defiance of Japanese assurances that the capital is not yet in danger.

Destroyed: Damage after the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, is seen in this satellite image taken 9:35 am local time (0035 GMT)

Destroyed: Damage after the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, is seen in this satellite image taken 9:35 am local time (0035 GMT)

A cloud of white smoke cam be seen rising from the nuclear power plant

A cloud of white smoke cam be seen rising from the nuclear power plant

 

 

Mr Obama had promised to support Japan in its efforts to contain the crisis. But as a desperate last-ditch attempt to prevent total nuclear meltdown began last night, the President finally made a tough decision.

Gregory Jaczko did not say how the information was obtained, but the NRC and U.S. department of energy both have experts on site at the Fukushima complex of six reactors.

‘We believe that around the reactor site there are high levels of radiation,’ he said. ‘It would be very difficult for emergency workers to get near the reactors. The doses they could experience would potentially be lethal doses in a very short period of time.’

Frantic attempts to cool down the reactors at the Fukushima plant following Friday’s earthquake and tsunami had to be suspended after high radiation levels were recorded. Technicians later returned, but it was another setback in Japanese efforts to avoid a nuclear catastrophe.

 

Nuclear reactor: What is going on

40 YEARS OF DOUBT ON DESIGN OF FUKUSHIMA POWER PLANT

The design of the reactors at the stricken Fukushima power plant has been called into question for almost 40 years.

As far back as 1972, experts said the Mark 1 should be discontinued because its containment vessel was not as robust as alternatives.

One report said such reactors had a 90 per cent probability of bursting should the fuel rods overheat and melt in an accident.

A clutch of engineers also resigned their posts rather than carry on with a project they deemed to be unsafe.
In a nuclear reactor the containment vessel is considered the last line of defence to stop a meltdown.

It is usually a steel and cement ‘tomb’ and is designed to stop the melting fuel rods sending lethal radiation into the atmosphere.

The cheaper Mark 1s, however, are less robust, smaller, and have long been thought to be more likely to fail in an emergency.

They were designed in the U.S. in the 1960s by the utility giant General Electric.Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima plant are Mark 1s.

In 1972, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission said the design should be discontinued because it was more susceptible to explosion and rupture from a build-up in hydrogen –  which may have happened at Fukushima. In 1975 engineer Dale Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric quit work on a Mark 1 because they did not feel comfortable about safety.

The travel warning extends to U.S. citizens already in the country and urges them to consider leaving. The authorised departure offers voluntary evacuation to family members and dependents of U.S. personnel in Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya and affects some 600 people.

Senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy said chartered planes will be brought in to help private American citizens wishing to leave.

People face less risk in southern Japan, but changing weather and wind conditions could raise radiation levels elsewhere in the coming days, he said.

After a hastily arranged teleconference with officials from the State and Energy departments, the order was given to get Americans out.

It heightened suspicions that the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in north-east Japan – already ranked the second-worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl – is worse than the Japanese authorities have publicly let on. Yesterday ‘last-ditch’ efforts were continuing at Fukushima to prevent a catastrophe.

The chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) warned last night that all the cooling water has gone from one of the spent fuel pools.

That means there is nothing to stop the fuel rods getting hotter and ultimately melting down. The outer shell of the rods could also ignite with enough force to propel the radioactive fuel inside over a wide area.

Tokyo, which is about 170 miles from the stricken nuclear complex, has reported slightly elevated radiation levels, though Japanese officials have said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the capital.

Anxious to safeguard the U.S. relationship with its closest Asian ally, Mr Obama told Mr Kan about the steps the U.S. was taking, shortly before the State Department announced the first evacuations.

But the alliance looked likely to be strained, with the U.S. taking more dramatic safety precautions than Japan and issuing dire warnings that contradicted Japan’s more upbeat assessments.

Earlier yesterday, the Obama administration urged the evacuation of Americans from a 50-mile radius of the stricken nuclear plant, raising questions about U.S. confidence in Tokyo’s risk assessments. Japan’s government was urging people within 20 miles to stay indoors if they could not evacuate.

White House spokesman Jay Carney sought to minimize any rift between the two allies, saying U.S. officials were making their recommendations based on their independent analysis of the data coming out of the region following Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami.

‘I will not from here judge the Japanese evaluation of the data,’ Mr Carney told reporters.

‘This is what we would do if this incident were happening in the United States.’

Thousands face terrifying radiation checks

Thousands face terrifying radiation checks

 

Until last night, the U.S. had advised its citizens to follow the recommendations of the Japanese government.

As late as Tuesday, Mr Carney had said those recommendations were ‘the same that we would take in the situation’.

But conditions at the nuclear plant continued to deteriorate, with surging radiation forcing Japan to order workers to temporarily withdraw. Last night Japan was making a desperate last-ditch attempt to cool the reactor by using helicopters to dump sea water. One official told the Mail: ‘There is no other option. This has to work.’

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. had consular personnel in the Miyagi and Ibaraki prefectures and was sending officials out to check on Americans.

Extreme measures: There are temporary radiation cleaning shelter, set up by across the affected area including Nihonmatsu city in Fukushima

Extreme measures: There are temporary radiation cleaning shelter, set up by across the affected area including Nihonmatsu city in Fukushima

 

‘We have consular teams on the ground,’ Mr Toner said.

‘Where they can, they are going door to door. They are going to hospitals. They are trying everything in their power to reach out and find American citizens.’

The Pentagon said U.S. troops working on relief missions can only go within 50 miles to the plant with approval. Spokesman Col. David Lapan said the U.S. would review requests from the Japanese for assistance that would require troops to move within that radius, though no approval for such movement had been given since the stricter guidelines were enacted.

The Pentagon said troops are receiving anti-radiation pills before missions to areas where radiation exposure is likely.

With the arrival of three more ships to the massive humanitarian mission, there were 17,000 sailors and Marines afloat on 14 vessels in waters off Japan.

Several thousand Army and Air Force service members already stationed at U.S. bases in Japan have also been mobilised for the relief efforts.

Airmen have been flying search and rescue missions and operating Global Hawk drones and U-2 reconnaissance planes to help the Japanese assess damage from the disasters.

The operation is fraught with challenges – mainly, figuring out how to continue to provide help amid some low-level releases of radiation from the facility, which officials fear could be facing a meltdown.

Weather also temporarily hampered some relief plans Wednesday. Pilots couldn’t fly helicopters off the deck of aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan until late afternoon because of poor visibility.

The 7th Fleet said 15 flights with relief supplies were launched from the eight-ship carrier group, about half as many as the 29 flights reported the previous day to deliver food, water, blankets and other supplies.

Several water pumps and hoses were being sent from U.S. bases around Japan to help at Fukushima, where technicians were dousing the overheating nuclear reactors with seawater in a frantic effort to cool them.

The U.S. had already sent two fire trucks to the area to be operated by Japanese firefighters, said Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366920/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-UN-predicts-nuclear-plume-hit-US-Friday.html

 


Japan – Nuclear reactor posses radiation threat

March 16, 2011

 

 

FOX just reported that the threat level is a 6.  The scale only goes to 7

 

 

 

Staff flee stricken Japanese nuclear reactor

Daniel Bardsley (Foreign Correspondent)

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2011

Evacuees carry bowls of soup from a soup kitchen back to their makeshift shelter in Minamisanriku, northern Japan, yesterday, after Friday';s earthquake and tsunami.

 

Radiation levels soared and staff fled the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan yesterday when another fire broke out.

The French government called the situation in north-eastern Japan “a catastrophe” and advised citizens to leave the country. Plans were made to send water cannon to the nuclear complex to cool an overheating reactor.

In a rare televised address Emperor Akihito said the country had suffered a tragedy “unprecedented in scale” and admitted he was “deeply worried” about events at Fukushima.

The worst crisis in the nuclear industry since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 developed because cooling systems at the plant were knocked out by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck last Friday.

A fire at the building housing the No 4 reactor broke out yesterday morning. Within several hours the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), reported flames could no longer be seen.

Later, however, smoke or steam billowed from the No 3 reactor, forcing staff trying to stabilise the plant to withdraw as radiation levels increased. Plans to pour water on to the reactor by helicopter had to be shelved because of worries over radioactivity.

The National Police Agency has been asked to send a water cannon to douse the No 4 reactor facility, which contains a storage pool of spent fuel, a move seen as a desperate measure to avert a large-scale radiation leak.

The No 4 reactor, inactive when the tsunami struck, may present the greatest threat because it lacks the containment structures surrounding the nuclear material in the neighbouring reactors.

China announced yesterday it was stopping approval of new nuclear power plants and inspecting those under construction. The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, called for a special G20 energy summit.

Radioactive material was detected yesterday in tapwater in Fukushima prefecture, although state authorities insisted the level did not pose health risks. In Ibaraki prefecture to the south, radiation levels reached 300 times normal.

France sent planes from its national carrier to help citizens to leave the country and advised those who remained to travel south of Tokyo.

The French industry minister, Eric Besson, said the Japanese authorities had “lost control” of the Fukushima plant and, in a further indication of the seriousness of the situation, the EU energy commissioner, Guenther Oettinger, warned of “further catastrophic events” and described the nuclear plant as “effectively out of control”.

Many Tokyo residents were reported to be heading south to get further away from the stricken nuclear plant, about 240km from the city. Reports showed empty streets in the capital.

 

 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies insisted the capital was safe.

In his televised address, the 77-year-old emperor said he was “deeply hurt by the grievous situation in the affected areas”.

“The number of deceased and missing increases by the day and we cannot know how many victims there will be. My hope is that as many people as possible are found safe,” he said.

Despite heavy snowfalls in the crisis-hit areas, including Sendai, the city of one million that was devastated in Friday’s tsunami, many rescue teams continued to work, pulling bodies from mud and piles of rubble.

Yin Guanghui, a Chinese rescuer working in the town of Ofunato, said: “The strong smell of bodies and the dirty seawater make searching extremely difficult,

“Powerful waves in the tsunami would repeatedly hit houses in the area. Anyone trapped under the debris would be drowned in no time, without any chance to survive.”

The official death toll has risen to 4,164, and 7,843 more are missing, although the eventual number of victims will probably be higher still. Many bodies will never be found. Another 7,558 people are reported injured in the disaster.

More than 2,400 shelters are housing about 430,000 people forced to flee their homes when waves of up to 10 metres slammed into the coast and travelled several kilometres inland.

As forecasters warned temperatures could dip to below zero, the national broadcaster NHK gave residents survival tips, showing how they could boil water with just empty cans and candles, and keep warm by wrapping their bodies in newspaper and cling-film.

Plans were announced to build nearly 33,000 temporary housing units in three of the hardest-hit prefectures: Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi.

Looking further ahead, analysts predicted reconstruction could take five years. The government said it was considering setting up a dedicated ministry to oversee rebuilding efforts.

The governor of Fukushima said residents there, suffering first the tsunami and now being front-line in the nuclear crisis, have been “pushed to the limit”.

Yet in the face of adversity survivors who in many cases had lost everything showed a stoical determination. In an NHK report, many had gathered at a restaurant in Miyagi to prepare food together.

“If people help each other, there will be a better future ahead,” an elderly man told the station.

http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/asia-pacific/staff-flee-stricken-japanese-nuclear-reactor

 

 

 

 

 


Japan – Fukushima explosion – one of Japans 55 operating nuclear reactors

March 14, 2011

Nuclear power is very attractive.  However, it poses this type of danger.  I, fundamentally, am for SOME nuclear power.  The limits would be many and one of which would be geographical.  The nuclear question should be examined and all considerations should be analyzed.  Nuclear power IS attractive, but the issues need to be understood and faced.  The bold truth needs to be faced.

I believe that nuclear should still be considered, but any structures currently in place and any construction should be halted to re-evaluate any safety features that need to be either put in place or retrofitted to existing structures.

We have many sources of UNTAPPED power and power that has been forgone, like coal, natural gas and oil.  It’s time to face the truth that if we can’t sustain ourselves then we can be ENSLAVED by foreign interests.

We have allowed our politicians to create alliances with foreign entities that have declared WAR on us.  That, in prior times, would have been considered an act of treason.

The propaganda that we should not drill here or that we should BUY our energy elsewhere, is not legitimate.   What is legitimate to say is that by creating American dependence and WESTERN dependence on energy (or any product) is a weapon against the west.  The globalists – who have no nation – have created a specific dependence.  Since they have no allegiance to any country or any people, they pose a threat to any and all people.  Our politicians, who are supposed to protect us from FOREIGN threats have been conspiring with these foreign entities.  Our government, itself has been INFILTRATED by these entities.  They are not people but the people who serve them have been put in the highest positions in our government.  These henchmen serve the entities of companies that are global and they have their OWN agenda’s.   They have no country.  And their life span is the space of the life of the COMPANY that they serve.

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor in Japan suffers 2nd explosion; death toll could pass 10,000

BY LUKAS I. ALPERT
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, March 14th 2011, 9:36 AM

Smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant's Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan. 

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Smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant’s Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan.
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A second hydrogen explosion rocked a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor Monday, spewing a giant cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers, officials said.

The blast was so large it could be felt 25 miles away.

The plant’s operator, however, insisted that radiation levels around the facility remained within legal limits.

A similar explosion was triggered Saturday at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor after cooling systems were damaged by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

Officials said a separate damaged reactor at the facility was also experiencing severe problems after its fuel rods became fully exposed, raising the risk of overheating and yet another explosion.

A state of emergency has been declared at six reactors where cooling systems and backup generators failed following Friday’s twin disasters.

More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from areas around the plant and 160 were reported to have suffered radiation exposure.

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U.S. officials said 17 American military personnel involved in helicopter rescue missions were exposed to low levels of radiation.

Meanwhile, a tide of bodies washed up along the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest hit by the towering tsunami wave.

The official death toll has risen to 10,000, but is expected to climb.

Officials in one town said they were running out of body bags.

“We have requested funeral homes across the nation to send us many body bags and coffins. But we simply don’t have enough,” said Hajime Sato, an official in Iwate Prefecture, which was also heavily hit.

In the city of Soma, the crematorium was unable to handle the crush of bodies being brought for funerals.

“We have already begun cremations, but we can only handle 18 a day. We are overwhelmed and are asking other cities to help us deal with bodies,” said Katsuhiko Abe.

Millions of survivors were forced to cope without water, food or heating in near freezing temperatures, as rescue crews struggled with the scope of the disaster.

“People are surviving on little food and water. Things are simply not coming,” said Sato.

Aftershocks continued to rock the country, with a 6.2-magnitude quake Monday triggering a second tsunami scare.

“I’m giving up hope,” said Hajime Watanabe, a 38-year-old construction worker lining up for gasoline in Sendai. “I had a good life before. Now we have nothing. No gas, no electricity, no water.”

The Japanese stock market plunged a dramatic 6% Monday, its first day opening since the disaster, on the likelihood of huge losses at Japanese industrial giants.

With News Wire Services

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/14/2011-03-14_nuclear_reactor_in_japan_suffers_2nd_explosion_death_toll_could_pass_10000.html#ixzz1GaYr7eMo

Japan

Reactor Location Type Rating, MWe Status Operator
Fukushima I-1 Futaba, Fukushima BWR 439 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-2 BWR 760 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-3 BWR 760 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-4 BWR 760 Operational October 1978 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-5 BWR 760 Operational April 1978 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-6 BWR 1067 Operational October 1979 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-1 Naraha, Fukushima BWR 1067 Operational April 1982 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-2 BWR 1067 Operational February 1984 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-3 BWR 1067 Operational June 1985 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-4 BWR 1067 Operational August 1987 東京電力 – TEPCO
Genkai-1 Genkai, Saga PWR 529 Operational October 1975 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-2 PWR 529 Operational March 1981 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-3 PWR 1127 Operational March 1994 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-4 PWR 1127 Operational July 1997 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Hamaoka-1 Omaezaki, Shizuoka BWR 515 Operational March 1976 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-2 BWR 806 Operational November 1978 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-3 BWR 1056 Operational August 1987 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-4 BWR 1092 Operational September 1993 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-5 ABWR 1380 Operational January 2005 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Higashidōri-1 Higashidōri, Aomori BWR 1067 Operational December 2005 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Higashidōri-1 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2008 東京電力 – TEPCO
Higashidōri-2 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2010 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Higashidōri-2 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Ikata-1 Ikata, Ehime PWR 538 Operational September 1977 四国電力 – YONDEN
Ikata-2 PWR 838 Operational March 1982 四国電力 – YONDEN
Ikata-3 PWR 846 Operational December 1994 四国電力 – YONDEN
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-1 Kashiwazaki, Niigata BWR 1067 Operational September 1985 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-2 BWR 1067 Operational September 1990 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-3 BWR 1067 Operational August 1993 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-4 BWR 1067 Operational August 1994 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-5 BWR 1067 Operational April 1990 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-6 ABWR 1315 Operational November 1996 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-7 ABWR 1315 Operational July 1997 東京電力 – TEPCO
Mihama-1 Mihama, Fukui PWR 320 Operational November 1970 関西電力 – KEPCO
Mihama-2 PWR 470 Operational July 1972 関西電力 – KEPCO
Mihama-3 PWR 780 Operational December 1976 関西電力 – KEPCO
Monju Tsuruga FBR 320 Non-operational, Reopen in 2008 日本原子力研究開発機構 – JAEA
Ōi-1 Ōi, Fukui PWR 1120 Operational March 1979 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-2 PWR 1120 Operational December 1979 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-3 PWR 1127 Operational December 1991 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-4 PWR 1127 Operational February 1993 関西電力 – KEPCO
Onagawa-1 Onagawa, Miyagi BWR 498 Operational June 1984 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Onagawa-2 BWR 796 Operational July 1995 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Onagawa-3 BWR 798 Operational January 2002 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Sendai-1 Satsumasendai, Kagoshima PWR 846 Operational July 1984 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Sendai-2 PWR 846 Operational November 1985 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Shika-1 Shika, Ishikawa BWR 505 Operational July 1993 北陸電力 – RIKUDEN
Shika-2 ABWR 1358 Operational March 2006 北陸電力 – RIKUDEN
Shimane-1 Kashima, Mitsue, Shimane BWR 439 Operational March 1974 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Shimane-2 BWR 789 Operational February 1989 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Shimane-3 ABWR 1373 Under construction, online Dec 2011 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Takahama-1 Takahama, Fukui PWR 780 Operational November 1974 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-2 PWR 780 Operational November 1975 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-3 PWR 830 Operational January 1985 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-4 PWR 830 Operational June 1985 関西電力 – KEPCO
Tokai-1 Tokai, Ibaraki Magnox 169 Operational 1966-1998 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tokai-2 BWR 1056 Operational November 1978 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tomari-1 Tomari, Hokkaido PWR 550 Operational June 1989 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tomari-2 PWR 550 Operational April 1991 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tomari-3 PWR 912 Under construction, online Dec 2009 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tsuruga-1 Tsuruga, Fukui BWR 341 Operational March 1970 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tsuruga-2 PWR 1115 Operational February 1987 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
JPDR-II BWR 13 1963–1982

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors#Japan


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