Danger to North America from damaged Fukushima reactors

(News & Editorial/Northern Hemisphere is at Risk )

1.   U.S. Army General: “The Whole Northern Hemisphere is at Risk of Becoming Largely Uninhabitable”
May 25th, 2012, SHTFPlan.com, Mac Slavo
You may have entertained the idea of an improbable civilization ending events such as a ‘global killer’ asteroid, earth crust displacement or massive solar storms, but what if there existed a situation right now that was so serious that it literally threatened our very existence?

According to a host of scientists, nuclear experts and researchers, were are facing exactly such a scenario – and current efforts may not be able to stop it.

When the Fukushima nuclear plants sustained structural damage and a catastrophic failure of their spent fuel cooling systems in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, it left the government of Japan, Tokyo Power and nuclear regulatory agencies around the world powerless to contain the release of deadly radiation. A year on, the battle for control of Fukushima continues to no avail.

It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people in Japan and the whole of North America have been affected, with reports indicating that children in Japan and the U.S. are already being born with birth defects, as well as thousands who have already succumbed to radiation related illness. As we initially followed the breaking news during the first thirty days of the accident, we suggested the Fukushima disaster would be worse than Chernobyl. Not even we could have imagined how much worse it would be.

If current estimates are correct, Fukushima has already released as much radiation into the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean as Chernobyl, and the potential for a disaster at least ten times worse is highly probable in the event of another earthquake or accident that leads to a collapse of the cooling structures which are above ground and have already suffered significant damage.

According to U.S. Army General Albert N. Stubblebine (ret.) of the Natural Solutions Foundation, the situation is extremely serious and poses a significant danger to our entire civilization. Since TEPCO and the Japanese government have refused the entombment option (as the Russians did with Chernobyl) the world is at the mercy of nature. A mistake here would cause the deaths of tens of millions of people across the globe.
If there ever existed a threat that could cause the end of the world as we know it, it’s the ongoing and unresolved nuclear saga in Japan:

When the highly radioactive Spent Fuel Rods are exposed to air, there will be massive explosions releasing many times the amount or radiation released thus far. Bizarrely, they are stored three stories above ground in open concrete storage pools. Whether through evaporation of the water in the pools, or due to the inevitable further collapse of the structure, there is a severe risk. United States public health authorities agree that tens of thousands of North Americans have already died from the Fukushima calamity. When the final cataclysm occurs, sooner rather than later, the whole Northern Hemisphere is at risk of becoming largely uninhabitable.”

“Fact. On March 11, 2011, Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station with six nuclear reactors suffered cataclysmic damage that some believe was a man made event, and the resulting Tsunami. Hydrogen explosions…at least one nuclear explosion… and then subsequent deterioration of the visible plants at five of those reactors have created a threat situation unparalleled in human history.”
Fact. Despite denial and cover-up, the reality has emerged, that enormous amounts of radioactive material has been spewing into the atmosphere, polluting the groundwater, and the food of Japan, and entering by the tens of millions of gallons the waters of the Pacific.”

There’s no way to sugarcoat these facts. Denying them, blocking them out, pretending that they are not real is of no help to you and your family, and it leaves you totally unprepared for a danger that the Natural Solutions Foundation has been warning about since the first day. As of three weeks ago the levels of radiation inside of the spent fuel pools of unit no. 2 are too high to measure. Get that… too high to measure. And, the water there is evaporating, meaning that heat and radiation could easily build to very high levels.”

“Very simply put, if this much Cesium 137 is released, it will destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugulistic debate over nuclear power plants.
This is an issue of human survival.”

We can play the denial game all day long and pretend that, because the mainstream media is not reporting on it, there is no threat, but the facts are quite clear.
This is, without a doubt, the most immediate threat faced by the world. It’s so serious, in fact, that the Japanese government has considered and put into place evacuation plans for the whole of Tokyo – some 40 million people. Reports are also emerging that suggest a collapse of the spent fuel pools would be so serious that the entire country of Japan may have to be evacuated. The entire country – that’s 125 million refugees that will cause an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.

Before you argue that these are the ravings of just alternative media conspiracy theorists and fearmongers, consider the assessment put forth by Robert Alvarez , a senior policy adviser to the Secretary for National Security and the Environment for the US Department of Energy:

The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.

The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors. Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters.

The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).

 It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site, have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.”

Regulatory agencies all over the world are warning of the potentiality of a further degradation of the Fukushima nuclear reactors and spent fuel pools, and the subsequent nuclear fallout that would follow.

If these reactors go – and they could at any moment for any number of reasons – we’re looking at a situation for which you simply cannot stock enough food, or water, or supplies. Radiation would spread across the entire northern hemisphere and would be impossible to contain.

While we’ve argued in the past that there is no place we’d rather be than in the United States of America in the event of a socio-economic collapse or global conflict, if these spent fuel pools collapse, then an international exit strategy may be the only option.

Because details are sparse and research limited, it is difficult to predict what nuclear fall out from Japan may look like. The following map may be of some help, as it details the estimated fallout pattern resulting from a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. You’ll note that, while most of the world would be irradiated, the southern hemisphere would be your best bet to avoid the brunt of it:

                     [Above: 2011 map showing radiation dispersal pattern from the Fukushima meltdown.]

Above: ‘Future map,’ showing the spread of atmospheric Cesium 137 radiation across North America. This scenario will occur if the Fukushima Nuclear plants spent rod containment cooling pools fail and-or there is another earthquake which collapses  the No 4 cooling pool, which was built 100 feet above ground. The dark areas will be uninhabitable, not just to Man, but to animals.

(via: Where Do I Go If Fukushima Blows?)
[Section below pasted from <http://www.thedailysheeple.com/where-do-i-go-if-fukushima-blows-northern-hemisphere-nuclear-fallout-map_052012>%5D

…This may explain why elite members of society, most notably George Soros and the Bush family, have purchased thousands of acres of land in South America, directly above a major aquifer.
For those who cannot evacuate, the following map from the Federal Emergency Management Agency depicts a potential radioactive fallout pattern for the United States.

*Fallout would be everywhere during a nuclear disaster, but this map provides for  some safe zones that may have lowered radiation levels.
2.  Japan TV: We have discovered a new hidden danger at Reactor 4 — There’s another way fuel rods can be damaged (VIDEO)
Published: May 29th, 2012, By ENENews

 Click the YouTube link below to see the May 29, 2012, Japanese news coverage  regarding cladding ruptures in the spent fuel rods at  Fukushima Daichi nuclear power station.


Click the CC symbol directly under the video window for subtitles in English…this is not a story being discussed during prime time by US mainstream news.

From the video:
“We have been thoroughly investigating the hidden danger which lies with the reactor 4.
And we have discovered a new fact.

When it reached the latter part of 700 degree C, what has happened to the fuel rod?

This is the new hidden danger of the fuel rods.

During the heat test, a change has occurred when the temperature of the fuel rod reached latter part of 700 degree C.

The fuel cladding has ruptured now.

When it ruptured, the temperature was at 780 degree C.

You can see the rod is red hot.

The fuel cladding is supposed to contain the radioactive fuels but it has expanded and a hole has appeared.

This is the ruptured hole after it has been heated.

In reality, other than meltdown, there was another way in which the fuel rods could be damaged.

Furthermore, when fuel rods are subjected to a rapid temperature change, not only it creates holes, the whole fuel rod could disintegrate completely.

When the temperature rises, the strength of the fuel cladding, which holds the fuel pellets, is reduced.

At the same time, internal pressure rises so generally the fuel cladding ruptures when the temperature reaches over 700 degree C.

According to the previous experiment conducted by the JAEA, most of the fuel cladding ruptured when the temperature reached between 700 to 900 degree C.

If the spent fuel pool or the reactor 4 building collapses for whatever the reasons, and if spent fuel rods pile up in one place, cooling becomes impossible, which means that even before meltdown occurs, it is possible that the fuel rods could rupture, as a result, there is a possibility that gradual release of the radioactive materials could occur.

What would TEPCO says?

Q: We’ve obtained an experiment result which shows that the fuel rods rupture above 700 degree C.

Did you know about this?

TEPCO: Did you say rupture?

Q: Yes.

TEPCO: I have no knowledge about it.

TEPCO: I think it is possible that cracks or rupture could occur due to weakened fuel rods.”


Would you like to be occasionally updated on facts like this? So would I, however, read on… [Note (from Wikipedia): Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant: The plant comprises six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE), and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).]

Who Owns What on Television?
Jul 7, 2008, Film, Money & Finance, Neatorama Exclusives, By Alex

All those hundreds of TV channels may lead you that there’s a true diversity and variety in today’s television … but you’d be wrong. A handful of large companies control what you see, hear, and read every day. Let’s take a look at who owns what on television – here are the TV channels owned by 6 of the largest companies in media, as depicted by their logos:

GENERAL ELECTRIC is a true behemoth: the conglomerate is the world’s third largest company with market capitalization of nearly $370 billion and annual revenue of $173 billion (2007). The company produces practically everything – from aircraft engine to locomotives to medical devices. GE’s media holding includes television networks NBC and Telemundo, 27 television stations in the United States and many cable TV networks, including the History Channel, A&E, and Sci Fi Channel. It also owns the popular web-based TV website Hulu.


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