Fukushima Radiation and Fallout Projections

1 Jan - 7 Jan 2012


From: "Mysterious Spike in Cesium Fallout in Fukushima on Jan 2, 2012 (Updated with Chiba Information)", Jan 6, 2012, see also page 63 from Lessons From Fukushima Powerpoint Presentation on Media Censorship and Crisis Communication by Dr. Majia Holmer Nadesan, Arizona State University. PowerPoint presentation provided at Willamette University Lessons of Fukushima Symposium held 24-25 Feb 2012

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2012-01-01 (for this day) Reactor 4 : Spent fuel pool was boiling without water after 1/1/2012 posted by Iori Mochizuki,, on January 8th
Following up this article about the decreasing of water level at reactor 4…
The blogger woman in Minamisoma leaked information from an actual Fukushima worker.
According to her post, after the earthquake of 1/1/2012, the pipe of spent fuel pool for reactor 4 was broken, the pool completely lost its water.
The worker stated, Sooner or later, the truth will have to to be widely known. Believe it or not, you will only regret. Wear a mask at least.
The pool was boiling without water.
2012-01-01 Magazine boss back from Fukushima: Major cities are being irradiated — They’re not telling people the truth (VIDEO),
2012-01-02 IEEE: Fukushima unprecedented in scope — Situation appeared utterly beyond human control — “Raging fire in a spent-fuel pond”… Yet claims only partial meltdowns?,
2012-01-02 (for this day) Mysterious Spike in Cesium Fallout in Fukushima on Jan 2, 2012 (Updated with Chiba Information),, January 6, 2012
The spike happened one day after the pretty big earthquake (seismic intensity scale 4) on January 1, 2012, which caused the water level of the Skimmer Surge Tank of Reactor 4 to fluctuate unexpectedly.
Only the people on the net paid attention to the data and it was not reported by the MSM. The Ministry of Education and Science issued the result of the fallout measurement, without saying anything as to why these dates (12/27/2011 to date) are being singled out.
This person tweeted the pic with three overlapping charts comparing (from the top): (1) amount of snow on the ground and amount of rain, (2) amount of cesium fallout, and (3) wind speed (average speed in black, maximum speed in blue, and maximum instantaneous speed in red), from December 1, 2011 to January 6, 2012: [Editor's Note: See the chart in the diagram section above]
The huge spike looks a few sigmas away from the norm, even with the wind speed picking up on January 2, 2012.
On Twitter, people in Tokyo were reporting strange white powder floating in the air several days ago, and people in Ibaraki and Chiba Prefectures were reporting elevated air radiation levels.
No news from the media, and these reports are dismissed by some on Twitter as "hysteria".
2012-01-04 (for this day) WATCH: 10-fold spike in Fukushima radioactivity discussed at Tepco press conference — I suppose it was blown up by wind says spokesman,, January 10, 2012
January 6, 2012 Tepco Press Conference: Transcript Excerpts
Reporter: According to the reading of environmental radioactivity levels as of Jan. 4, 2012, the amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 have increased by nearly 10 times from Dec. 27, 2011 to January 2, 2012. I suppose that something went wrong and that led to this increase. What do you think caused this increase?
Tepco Spokesman Junichi Matsumoto: [...] No trouble has occurred during that period. So I suppose that the radioactive materials were blown up by something like wind and that led to that increase.
2012-01-05 Report: 3 quakes right underneath Fukushima nuke plant — JNN live camera down immediately after — No word from Tepco, gov’t,
2012-01-06 On Spent Fuel Pool #4,,
Enenews is reporting today on a Kyodo news story:
Kyodo: Secret worst scenario was ‘reactor explosion’ at No. 1 and Spent Fuel Pool 4 drying up -Hosono
here is the link to the original Kyodo article
"Worst scenario during Fukushima crisis was reactor explosion: Hosono"
I am going to quote from the original article:
[excerpted] TOKYO (Kyodo) -- "The government predicted two weeks after the nuclear crisis erupted at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March that the worst scenario would involve an explosion at the No. 1 reactor and the water inside the No. 4 unit's spent fuel pool drying up, nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono said Friday....
"'It was only a scenario based on a hypothetic assumption... We refrained from announcing it, as there was a possibility of triggering unnecessary concerns among people,' said Hosono, who at the time was serving as a special adviser to then Prime Minister Naoto Kan." [end quote]
MAJIA HERE: The scenario of unit 4 spent fuel pool drying up does NOT appear to have been purely hypothetical. I went back through all of the articles I've saved and looked at early reports on the status of spent fuel pool #4. This is what I've found.
Wall Street Journal “Setback in Reactor Fight” Mar 16 2011 p. A1, A10. Quote is from p. A10
[excerpted] “But the situation at one of those-offline reactors, No. 4, became dire on Tuesday when the spent fuel heated up and generated hydrogen that led to a fire, according to government officials.
“That fire was extinguished in a few hours…”
Maugh, Thomas H. (2011, March 19). Electric power partially restored at Japan nuclear plant. The Los Angeles Times.

[excerpted] “Meanwhile, workers had jury-rigged an unmanned device that could spray seawater on the No. 3 reactor for up to seven hours at a time and they hoped to install similar devices at other buildings. Police and military were also spraying water manually on the other buildings at the site in an effort to keep the reactor cores and the spent fuel pools cooled and prevent a meltdown that would release large amounts of radiation into the environment.
…Engineers have been focusing their efforts on reactors No. 2 and 3 and the building housing reactor No. 4, which also houses a damaged spent fuel pool, but the need to build shelters to protect workers and equipment from the water that was being sprayed, as well as the radiation, delayed efforts..."
UPDATE 1-Japan radiation release lower than Chernobyl. Reuters.Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:44pm EDT
[excerpted] "Nishiyama said the high-level radiation is suspected to have come from the reactor, where overheating fuel rods are believed to have partially melted.
He said further verification is needed to find out how the radioactive water reached the underground site where the workers were exposed. Huge volumes of water have been poured into the reactor as well as its apparently boiling spent fuel pool since they lost their cooling functions."
Japan struggles to cool radioactive materials, after helicopter mission ruled unsafe by Brian Vastag, Rick Maese and Debbi Wilgoren, Wednesday, March 16, 12:36 PM Washington Post

[excerpted] "At the Fukushima plant, workers were focusing on the unit 3 reactor building, where a white plume of smoke was spotted Wednesday morning, and on unit 4, where fires flared up Tuesday and again on Wednesday morning.
The blazes triggered fears that spent uranium fuel sitting in a pool above the reactor was burning. Such a conflagration would generate intense concentrations of cesium-137 and other dangerous radioactive isotopes. But a spokesperson for the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry lobbying group, said Tokyo Electric Power Co. concluded that the first fire in unit 4 was not in the spent fuel pool, “but rather in a corner of the reactor building’s fourth floor.”
April 5, 2011 U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant. The New York Times.By JAMES GLANZ and WILLIAM J. BROAD

[excerpted]…"The document, which was obtained by The New York Times, provides a more detailed technical assessment than Japanese officials have provided of the conundrum facing the Japanese as they struggle to prevent more fuel from melting at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. But it appears to rely largely on data shared with American experts by the Japanese.
Among other problems, the document raises new questions about whether pouring water on nuclear fuel in the absence of functioning cooling systems can be sustained indefinitely. Experts have said the Japanese need to continue to keep the fuel cool for many months until the plant can be stabilized, but there is growing awareness that the risks of pumping water on the fuel present a whole new category of challenges that the nuclear industry is only beginning to comprehend.
The document also suggests that fragments or particles of nuclear fuel from spent fuel pools above the reactors were blown “up to one mile from the units,” and that pieces of highly radioactive material fell between two units and had to be “bulldozed over,” presumably to protect workers at the site. The ejection of nuclear material, which may have occurred during one of the earlier hydrogen explosions, may indicate more extensive damage to the extremely radioactive pools than previously disclosed. ..
…The N.R.C. report suggests that the fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor suffered a hydrogen explosion early in the Japanese crisis and could have shed much radioactive material into the environment, what it calls “a major source term release.”
Nuclear Apocalypse in Japan
Lifting the Veil of Nuclear Catastrophe and cover-up by Keith Harmon Snow
Global Research, March 18, 2011 - 2011-03-17
[excerpted] "As the sun set over quake-stricken Japan on Thursday 17 March 2011, we learned that four of six Fukushima nuclear reactor sites are irradiating the earth, that the fire is burning out of control at Reactor No. 4's pool of spent nuclear fuel, that there are six spent fuel pools at risk all told, and that the sites are too hot to deal with. On March 16 Plumes of White Vapor began pouring from crippled Reactor No. 3 where the spent fuel pool may already be lost..."


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2012-01-01 Chattanooga [Tennessee] 12pm 1/1/12 Radioactive Rain 8x Background by Potrblog
[Breaking] Busby Radioactive Lead Findings Corroborate POTRBLOG Fukushima Fallout Findings by POTRBlog:"The Fukushima Diary has reported the unusual findings of large amounts of radioactive lead 210 in soil samples from Yokohama Japan, approximately 500 times greater than would be expected. These findings are a direct corroboration of the POTRBLOG team's analysis that Fukushima corium hit Radon laden groundwater and is releasing massive amounts of Radon in the resultant steam along with all the harder to detect longer half life man-made Fukushima fallout.
Moreover, the detections of Cesium and other fallout in the soil sample build the foundation for a Rosetta stone which will allow one to infer and calculate suspected Fukushima radioactive contamination by taking Geiger Counter measurements of short half life Radon daughter fallout."

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