“Fukushima is leaking like a sieve!”

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)


“Fukushima nuclear plant is leaking like a sieve,” says Nature, a journal which isn’t exactly prone to hyperbole, and this screaming headline is actually an understatement, because…  

Fukushuima is really leaking like five sieves!

1. The pressure vessels around the reactor cores are leaking!

2. The primary containment vessels are leaking!

3. Pipes between the buildings are leaking!

4. The storage pools which were supposed to contain 100,000 tons of radioactive water are leaking!


5. There are leaks in the basements of the buildings which contain the containment vessels!

Everything is leaking, and outside the tight little circle of TEPCO and Japanese government nobody knows how much radiation has already leaked into the air and soil and ocean, because…

Tepco and Japan’s nuclear regulators haven’t updated the total radiation leakage from the plant in northern Japan since April 12.

And of course April 12 was the day Fukushima was declared a Level 7 Nuclear Event, the same as Chernobyl.  


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  1. is a terrible situation, that is being totally ignored by the MSM.

    http://www.radiationnetwork.com/ has added some Japanese radiation sensors, btw–although they’re not up 24/7.  I don’t know how accurate these private sensors are though–especially given that they didn’t register much of anything in the US, and we know there were slight levels there.  Still, it’s better than nothing, & is an effort I hope some of us can support.  

  2. …here comes Super Typhoon Songda!

  3. So the real question that remains is just how long does it take for stuff that is toxic for 4 billion years to propagate into lethal levels in your location.  I think the Pentagon knows don’t you?

  4. 800 tons of fish die, rot on Philippine fish farms

    By BULLIT MARQUEZ, Associated Press – Sun May 29, 5:37 am ET

    TALISAY, Philippines – More than 800 tons of fish have died and rotted on fish farms in a lake near Taal volcano south of Manila, with authorities blaming it on a sudden temperature drop. .  . . . (emphasis mine)

    Just suddenly died — all 800 tons!

    Here’s an Asian map: Asia

  5. There are fears a tropical storm off the coast of Japan could wash radioactive material from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the air and sea. […] the Fukushima area [is] forecast to experience a deluge.

    The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has apologised for not being prepared for the bad weather. […]

    TEPCO and the Japanese government both fear contamination could be washed out of the uncovered reactor buildings.

    See deluge could spread radiation

  6. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05

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