Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by exOT8Michael, Jun 9, 2011.
exOT8Michael, Is this true for you?
I love this thread just for the LULZ even if nothing else comes from it.
Thank you for your help in providing it.
i wanted to see herro's knee jerks. LMAO
Never before has this image been so appropriate.
Please tell me you didn't expect anything other than......
The gift that just keeps on giving.
ps I'm referring to exOT8Michael not Herro.
The first 4 letters of the thread title says it all.
trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls...
Say....let's put this baby to rest by finding a pic of the HAARP facility and/or info on if it was running at the exact day and time of the earthquake. If it wasn't on, then it wasn't HAARP. Argument over. Savvy?
Sorry, top secret, not verifiable.......except maybe by exOT8Michael.
No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be | VICE United States
Last month, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an “ice wall” around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. In June, the utility company in charge of decommissioning the plant—which was ravaged by a tsunami in March 2011—indicated that its initial attempt at installing a similar structure had flopped. Its pipes were apparently unable to freeze the ground, despite being filled with a -22°F chemical solution.
Similar techniques have been successfully used by engineers to build underwater car tunnels and mine shafts. But Dr. Dale Klein, an engineer and expert on nuclear policy, isn’t so sure it’ll produce the same results on a project of this magnitude. He says that although freezing the ground around reactors one through four might help corral the water that’s being used by TEPCO as a coolant, there’s little technical understanding of how the natural water sources surrounding the plant might respond. “As the water comes down the mountains towards the ocean, it’s not clear to me that [TEPCO] really know how it is going to move around that frozen barrier,” he said in an interview with VICE.
“But it has to go somewhere,” he continued. “It’s such a complicated site and problem, and I don’t know if they fully understand that yet.”
It’s worrying to hear doubt from someone like Klein, whose expertise ranges from politics to pedagogy. He was appointed to chair the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission by President Bush in 2006 and, after stepping down in 2009, he served as the organization’s commissioner in 2010. Now, in addition to being associate director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, he’s part of an international TEPCO advisory panel and visits Japan three to four times a year to work with officials as they struggle to helm a largely ad hoc clean-up effort.
Aside from TEPCO’s unwillingness to consider other engineering solutions, his main point of criticism about Japan’s largest utility company is rooted in one that countless others have voiced since the earthquake (and subsequent tsunami): a suspicious disregard for keeping the public informed.
Devastated by man, reclaimed by nature: Amazing images reveal how the exclusion zone around Fukushima has been abandoned to become an overgrown wilderness
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident since Chernobyl in 1986
In the aftermath of the meltdown, authorities created a 12.5mile exclusion zone which displaced 160,000 people
Four years on, nature has reclaimed the area where hundreds of homes, businesses and vehicles lie abandoned
Those pictures are amazing, especially the table set with plates and chop sticks , and the open green fields with cars embedded in the grass.
Japan Indicts Three Former Tepco Executives Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
First criminal charges come five years after tsunami caused meltdowns at three reactors
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. were indicted Monday over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a sign of public anger that no one had been charged with a crime over the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Court-appointed lawyers acting as prosecutors charged former Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and the former heads of the utility’s nuclear division, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, with professional negligence resulting in death and injury.
The criminal charges were the first to result from the disaster, five years after a 13.1 meter tsunami swamped the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, triggering meltdowns at three of the plant’s six reactors. Tepco knew it was possible the plant could be hit by a tsunami bigger than it was designed to withstand, but made cost saving a higher priority than long-term safety, the prosecuting lawyers said in the indictment.
The executives are expected to plead not guilty. They have repeatedly said the possibility of such a massive tsunami was unrealistic.
Legal experts say they are likely to be acquitted, with the onus on the prosecution to prove that failure to protect the power plant from a tsunami was an act of criminal oversight.
It's not so much the tsunami. It's the bungling of the response IMHO
"Researchers in Japan found new materials they described as tiny spherical glass particle that was highly radioactive. These glass particles are structurally quite different from the “black stuff” but they also bear a link back to the reactor meltdowns. A glass particle labeled NWC-1 was collected from Nihonmatsu in 2011 after the initial disaster. Nihonmatsu is roughly 40-45 km directly west of Fukushima Daiichi. The town area sits south of Fukushima City and north of Koriyama. This area is well outside the evacuation zone and is currently occupied without restriction."
Late to the party but
This reminds me of the Biodome/Biosphere 2
There, the all knowledgeable scientists and architects that planned it oh so meticulously couldn't understand the problems they suffered of the ever changing CO2 levels, reasons for it and the effects it caused
The reason turned out to be the curing of the concrete. Which a quick chat, and the right questions natch, with experienced, lowly builders would have explained. But of course such lowly builders knowledge wasn't worthy of consideration. Can't remember the original source I discovered this at - been a few years, but this helps explain it http://biology.kenyon.edu/slonc/bio3/2000projects/carroll_d_walker_e/whatwentwrong.html
New Report Exposing Cover-Up of Fukushima Proves Conspiracy Theorists Right
The Anti-Media, June 21, 2016
According to a new report, the Japanese government worked in concert with TEPCO to purposely cover up the meltdown at Fukushima in 2011.
“I would say it was a coverup,” Tokyo Electric Power Company President Naomi Hirose announced during a press conference. “It’s extremely regrettable.”
Masataka Shimizu, president of TEPCO at the time of the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster, told employees not to go public with the term “meltdown” — allegedly in capitulation to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office.
For two months, TEPCO officials euphemized the meltdown in public statements as “core damage,” even as they had full knowledge of the true extent of the catastrophe. Though a few company officials initially used the term “meltdown,” it abruptly vanished from public discussions just three days after the disaster struck.
According to the report, Shimizu rushed a note to Vice President Sakae Muto as he held a press conference that warned him against using the word meltdown.
“Considering this fact, it is presumable that the Prime Minister’s Office requested Shimizu to be careful about admitting to a meltdown in public,” the report states, as Japan Times noted.
Though the three lawyers who authored the report did not find direct evidence, they surmised it was “highly likely” governmental pressure was behind the amelioration of information about the scope of the disaster.
As CBS News reported, former officials from the Prime Minister’s Office denied all allegations a cover-up had taken place. In fact, former government spokesman and current secretary general of the opposition Democratic Party denounced the report as “inadequate and unilateral” — particularly as the lawyer-authors are allied with the current ruling party.
Attorney Yasuhisa Tanaka, who headed the panel investigation, admitted TEPCO likely didn’t intentionally cover up that a meltdown had occurred, saying,
“Looking at the situation back then, we think it was too difficult for Tepco to use the term meltdown because even the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency couldn’t use it,” because of pressure from the government, Japan Times noted.
That agency had been Japan’s nuclear watchdog in March 2011, at the time of the disaster.
Notably, five years after the catastrophe, TEPCO revealed the existence of a company manual in which a meltdown is ‘official’ once 5 percent or more fuel rods have suffered damage. But, as Japan Times explained:
“As of March 14, 2011, Tepco estimated that 55 percent of the fuel rod assemblies in reactor No. 1 and 25 percent of those in reactor No. 3 were damaged but did not declare they were damaged until May that year.”
In euphemizing the meltdown, TEPCO and the Japanese government left countless civilians in peril; despite evacuations, many had been reluctant to leave their homes and might have done so sooner had the full scope of a meltdown been clear.
TEPCO remains embroiled in controversy over secrecy and alleged incompetent handling of the cleanup of Fukushima. In February this year, three former TEPCO executives were charged with negligence over the disaster.
Japan is planning to use Pokemon Go to boost tourism in its disaster-struck regions.
Officials from several areas affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis are said to be discussing different ways of using the game to attract visitors to the region.
There has already been substantial funds set aside to promote the game according to reports and there are even proposals to make parts of the game exclusive to Japan for a limited time.
Once one gets their little heads around this one..... bye bye fishes, and why is the water so warm over here?
Fuck you planet killers, ugh.
6.2 quake strikes off Japan | RT News
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, USGS reports. TEPCO said it is checking the integrity of its crippled nuclear plant, as the epicenter was located relatively close to Fukushima Prefecture.
The quake struck around 9:43pm GMT on Friday, some 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai. The Japan Meteorological Agency measured the quake at the lower magnitude of 5.8.
No tsunami warning was issued by the JMA. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also said that “a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.”
Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, is checking whether the quake has had any impact on the facility, Reuters reported citing Japan’s NHK.
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan | CNN
A tsunami warning is in effect for Japan's Fukushima Prefecture after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday (3:59 p.m. Monday ET), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
A tsunami wave has already been spotted 22 kilometers off the coast of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, CNN affiliate NHK reported. Images of the port showed waves that the broadcaster described as "backwash" that happens before a tsunami hits shore.
More, with updates:
Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown | The Guardian
Extraordinary readings pile pressure on operator Tepco in its efforts to decommission nuclear power station
Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago.
The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530 sieverts an hour had been recorded inside the containment vessel of reactor No 2, one of three reactors that experienced a meltdown when the plant was crippled by a huge tsunami that struck the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011.
The extraordinary radiation readings highlight the scale of the task confronting thousands of workers, as pressure builds on Tepco to begin decommissioning the plant – a process that is expected to take about four decades.
The recent reading, described by some experts as “unimaginable”, is far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts an hour in that part of the reactor.
A single dose of one sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea; 5 sieverts would kill half those exposed to it within a month, and a single dose of 10 sieverts would prove fatal within weeks.
Tepco also said image analysis had revealed a hole in metal grating beneath the same reactor’s pressure vessel. The one-metre-wide hole was probably created by nuclear fuel that melted and then penetrated the vessel after the tsunami knocked out Fukushima Daiichi’s back-up cooling system.
“It may have been caused by nuclear fuel that would have melted and made a hole in the vessel, but it is only a hypothesis at this stage,” Tepco’s spokesman Tatsuhiro Yamagishi told AFP.
“We believe the captured images offer very useful information, but we still need to investigate given that it is very difficult to assume the actual condition inside.”
The presence of dangerously high radiation will complicate efforts to safely dismantle the plant.
A remote-controlled robot that Tepco intends to send into the No 2 reactor’s containment vessel is designed to withstand exposure to a total of 1,000 sieverts, meaning it would survive for less than two hours before malfunctioning.
Continued at https://www.theguardian.com/environ...-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown
Once President Trump orders the release of Forced Evolutionary Virus, this and other problems will go away.
Fukushima Operator Given Green Light to Restart Nuclear Reactors | The Anti-Media
The Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has received approval to operate reactors for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima meltdown.
On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said TEPCO’s two reactors in northern Japan met new and stricter safety standards. The authority unanimously approved the draft certificate for reactors number 6 and 7 at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, marking the first step in the process toward restarting them. Portions of the plant’s reactors were damaged in a 2007 earthquake.
Much of the Japanese public is opposed to granting TEPCO permission to once again operate reactors, and rightfully so. TEPCO was blamed for safety lapses in the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster after a major earthquake in March of 2011, and the tsunami that followed damaged the power supply and cooling system of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, resulting in an unprecedented nuclear accident.
The area around the plant will be closed for the foreseeable future, with extremely high levels of radiation still being recorded in 2017. Radiation from the damaged plant has found its way into the ocean and surrounding areas, including groundwater. The long-term effects of the disaster are still unknown.
TEPCO said in a statement that it will continue improving safety standards at its plants while focusing on Fukushima’s decommissioning in addition to compensation for the thousands of evacuees.
8 years on, water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup
Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant.
Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co said a system meant to purify contaminated water had failed to remove dangerous radioactive contaminants.
That means most of that water--stored in 1,000 tanks around the plant--will need to be reprocessed before it is released into the ocean, the most likely scenario for disposal.
Reprocessing could take nearly two years and divert personnel and energy from dismantling the tsunami-wrecked reactors, a project that will take up to 40 years.
Continued at http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201903080035.html
Radioactive particles collected from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan are brought to Britain for scientific analysis
Japanese government misleading UN on impact of Fukushima fallout on children, decontamination workers
Japanese Government Wants Evacuees To Return To Fukushima In Time To Make Olympics Look Good
Gilbert Gottfried talks about getting fired from Aflac after his controversial tweets
"A Deluge Of Jokes: Gilbert talks about his 10-year stint as the voice of the Aflac duck and how his tweets regarding the 2011 Japan tsunami cost him the lucrative job."
its impossible for me to accept this
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