2012-01-01 (for this day) Reactor
4 : Spent fuel pool was boiling without water after 1/1/2012
posted by Iori Mochizuki, fukushima-diary.com, on January 8th
up this article about the decreasing
of water level at reactor 4…
woman in Minamisoma leaked information from an actual Fukushima
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.
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.
pool was boiling without water.
boss back from Fukushima: Major cities are being irradiated
— They’re not telling people the truth (VIDEO),
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), ex-skf.blogspot.com, January
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.
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
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]
huge spike looks a few sigmas away from the norm, even with
the wind speed picking up on January 2, 2012.
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
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, enenews.com, January 10, 2012
6, 2012 Tepco Press Conference: Transcript Excerpts
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?
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.
3 quakes right underneath Fukushima nuke plant — JNN live
camera down immediately after — No word from Tepco,
Spent Fuel Pool #4, majiasblog.blogspot.com,
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 http://enenews.com/kyodo-secret-worst-
is the link to the original Kyodo article
scenario during Fukushima crisis was reactor explosion: Hosono"
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.
Street Journal “Setback in Reactor Fight” Mar 16
2011 p. A1, A10. Quote is from p. A10
“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
fire was extinguished in a few hours…”
Thomas H. (2011, March 19). Electric power partially restored
at Japan nuclear plant. The Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-japan-reactor-damage-
“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
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..."
1-Japan radiation release lower than Chernobyl. Reuters.Wed
Mar 23, 2011 1:44pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/23/japan-quake-radiation-chernobyl-idUSLDE72M2AT20110323?pageNumber=2
[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.
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
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 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/latest-nuclear-plant-explosion-in-japan-raises-radiation-fears/2011/03/15/
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Apocalypse in Japan
Lifting the Veil of Nuclear Catastrophe and cover-up by Keith
Global Research, March 18, 2011
ConsciousBeingAlliance.com - 2011-03-17
"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..."