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Intro: "A new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Foreign Ministry on the planned re-opening of talks with Japan over the disputed Kuril Islands during the next fortnight states that Russian diplomats were 'stunned' after being told by their Japanese counterparts that upwards of 40 million of their peoples were in 'extreme danger' of life threatening radiation poisoning and could very well likely be faced with forced evacuations away from their countries eastern most located cities ... including the world's largest one, Tokyo."

Hundreds of people queue to check in at the international terminal at Narita Airport outside Tokyo in Japan, 03/17/11. (photo: EPA)
Hundreds of people queue to check in at the international terminal at Narita Airport outside Tokyo in Japan, 03/17/11. (photo: EPA)



Russia Stunned After Japanese Plan to Evacuate 40 Million Revealed

By The European Union Times

18 April 12

 

new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the Foreign Ministry on the planned re-opening of talks with Japan over the disputed Kuril Islands during the next fortnight states that Russian diplomats were “stunned” after being told by their Japanese counterparts that upwards of 40 million of their peoples were in “extreme danger” of life threatening radiation poisoning and could very well likely be faced with forced evacuations away from their countries eastern most located cities… including the world’s largest one, Tokyo.

The Kuril Islands are located in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region and stretch approximately 1,300 km (810 miles) northeast from Hokkaido-, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands and many more minor rocks. It consists of Greater Kuril Ridge and Lesser Kuril Ridge, all of which were captured by Soviet Forces in the closing days of World War II from the Japanese.

The “extreme danger” facing tens of millions of the Japanese peoples is the result of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster that was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the To-hoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

According to this report, Japanese diplomats have signaled to their Russian counterparts that the returning of the Kuril Islands to Japan is “critical” as they have no other place to resettle so many people that would, in essence, become the largest migration of human beings since the 1930’s when Soviet leader Stalin forced tens of millions to resettle Russia’s far eastern regions.

Important to note, this report continues, are that Japanese diplomats told their Russian counterparts that they were, also, “seriously considering” an offer by China to relocate tens of millions of their citizens to the Chinese mainland to inhabit what are called the “ghost cities,” built for reasons still unknown and described, in part, by London’s Daily Mail News Service in their 18 December 2010 article titled: “The Ghost Towns Of China: Amazing Satellite Images Show Cities Meant To Be Home To Millions Lying Deserted” that says:

“These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction. Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices. Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country's vast swathes of free land.”

Foreign Ministry experts in this report note that should Japan accept China’s offer, the combined power of these two Asian peoples would make them the largest super-power in human history with an economy larger than that of the United States and European Union combined and able to field a combined military force of over 200 million.

To how dire the situation is in Japan was recently articulated by Japanese diplomat Akio Matsumura who warned that the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant may ultimately turn into an event capable of extinguishing all life on Earth.

According to the Prison Planet News Service:

“Matsumura posted [this] startling entry on his blog following a statement made by Japan’s former ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata, on the situation at Fukushima.

Speaking at a public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on 22 March 2012, Murata warned that “if the crippled building of reactor unit 4 – with 1,535 fuel rods in the spent fuel pool 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground – collapses, not only will it cause a shutdown of all six reactors but will also affect the common spent fuel pool containing 6,375 fuel rods, located some 50 meters from reactor 4,” writes Matsumura.

In both cases the radioactive rods are not protected by a containment vessel; dangerously, they are open to the air. This would certainly cause a global catastrophe like we have never before experienced. He stressed that the responsibility of Japan to the rest of the world is immeasurable. Such a catastrophe would affect us all for centuries. Ambassador Murata informed us that the total numbers of the spent fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi site excluding the rods in the pressure vessel is 11,421.”

Disturbingly, the desperate situation facing Japan is, also, facing the United States as Russian military observers overflying the US this week as part of the Open Skies Treaty are reporting “unprecedented” amounts of radiation in the Western regions of that country, a finding that was further confirmed by scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who have confirmed that a wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the US west coast.

Important to note is that this new wave of Fukushima radiation headed towards the US is in addition to earlier radiation events that American scientists are now blaming for radioactive particles from Japan being detected in California kelp.

Though the news of this ongoing global catastrophe is still being heavily censored in the US, the same cannot be said about Japan, and as recently reported by the leading Japanese newspaper The Mainichi Daily News that reports:

“One of the biggest issues that we face is the possibility that the spent nuclear fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will collapse. This is something that experts from both within and outside Japan have pointed out since the massive quake struck. TEPCO, meanwhile, says that the situation is under control. However, not only independent experts, but also sources within the government say that it’s a grave concern.

The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it. The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area. Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk.

A report released in February by the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident stated that the storage pool of the plant’s No. 4 reactor has clearly been shown to be “the weakest link” in the parallel, chain-reaction crises of the nuclear disaster. The worse-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but the disintegration of spent fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. If this were to happen, residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would be forced to evacuate.

Even though this crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war” and the US Military is being reported is now stocking up on massive amounts of anti-radiation pills in preparation for nuclear fallout, there remains no evidence at all the ordinary peoples are being warned about this danger in any way whatsoever.

 

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+108 # Califa 2012-04-18 10:16
And why does the US have Nuclear Power Plants located near earthquake faults?
 
 
+81 # reiverpacific 2012-04-18 10:45
Quoting Califa:
And why does the US have Nuclear Power Plants located near earthquake faults?

Right on!
-And why does the nu-kleer" industry keep advocating new plants not just in the US but in other vulnerable areas of the world?
And I wish that Iran would review it's plans for developing this toxic technology -not because of US-Israeli saber-rattling but because they have a powerful source of solar energy right there.
Germany is surely leading the way in this respect by shutting down the whole industry and mandating that a percentage of new and current building renovation construction be Solar.
Obama's ties to this death-industry is one of his infuriatingly weak points and should be pummeled out of his consciousness -non-violently of course but by citing negative examples like Fukushima, Three-mile Island, Chernobyl and other disasters and near-disaster, the resultant logic pushed in front of him at every and any opportunity and by banning lobbyists from the halls of power and not just of the Nuke industry either.
Westinghouse is as corrupt as they come -I knew a nuclear engineer who was fired from that giant corporation for protesting construction and inspection shortcuts.
The planet comes first; Great article.
 
 
+36 # The Voice of Reason 2012-04-18 10:54
Ralph Kramden said it best:

"You want to know why I did it Alice? You want to know why? I'll tell you why I did it. You think I won't tell you, but you're wrong, I'm gonna tell you exactly why I did it. Here it comes Alice. I'm going to tell you why.

"ho-ho. Why should I tell you why."
 
 
+47 # John Locke 2012-04-18 17:54
Another Question...Why is Obama allowing more to be built in America?
 
 
-52 # gina 2012-04-18 20:54
It's cheaper to run them then it is to depend on oil or other forms of energy.
 
 
+49 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 08:29
It is only cheaper because the companies cannot purchase the requisite insurance they should have to cover a disaster and so we the taxpayers provides guarantess which should they be needed would mean we would have to pay for price (in more ways than one). In addition, it only appears cheaper because mainstream economics does not factor in indirect costs (such as the cost to us all i.e., the taxpayers when we have to deal with the "fallout" from polluters of all kinds). We have to stop relying on and accepting these kinds of accounting tricks (in some ways very similar to the financial tricks the banks play when they shift debt off of their books to make them look solvant and not at risk when in fact they are insolvent and for all intensive purposes bankrupt
 
 
+49 # John Locke 2012-04-19 14:10
gina not so...Geo Thermal is much more efficient and safe!
 
 
+27 # gina 2012-04-18 20:53
Quoting Califa:
And why does the US have Nuclear Power Plants located near earthquake faults?


They did not think a big quake would happen at the time they were built; as to why nothing has been done about it since then, the elite who want to depopulate the world think it is a nice handy way to let an act of God (or Haarp) take out millions of people. Radiation poisoning takes about 4-8 weeks to kill you, so all they would have to do is appoint a commission to look at what they should do in the event of a disaster,and the people would be dead before Congress even takes a vote.
 
 
+17 # John Locke 2012-04-19 14:13
If you are referring to Japan their history as is in the entire region large quakes very simialr to this last one...They just, like our administration, don't think beyoud numbers!
 
 
-27 # stannadel 2012-04-18 10:20
Are you sure the date on this shouldn't be April 1st?
 
 
+15 # AndreM5 2012-04-18 12:38
Maybe. But the danger at Fukushima is real enough and the problem is far worse than widely appreciated.

On the other hand the comment about "anti-radiation pills" must be a joke, or just lazy reporting.

Otherwise, the few facts in this article were reported before and reproduced at RSN.
 
 
+22 # bluebluesdancer 2012-04-19 11:47
Iodine.
 
 
+41 # hillwright 2012-04-18 10:25
"...Though the news of this ongoing global catastrophe is still being heavily censored in the US" Oh really?
 
 
+52 # dkonstruction 2012-04-18 10:36
o.k so a "wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the US west coast"....has anyone heard one word of this from any US new source not to mention the US government? At least Bush told us to shop after 9/11. Talk about criminal neglect
 
 
+12 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 12:05
Quoting dkonstruction:
o.k so a "wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the US west coast"....has anyone heard one word of this from any US new source not to mention the US government? At least Bush told us to shop after 9/11. Talk about criminal neglect

Yes, I have read about it in the press. There have been literally hundreds of articles about the tidal-wave debris slowly making its way across the Pacific. It has started coming ashore in Washington and Oregon. Did you read about the "ghost ship" the Coast Guard just sunk? Some of that debris may be contaminated by Fukushima. It is unlikely to be "deadly" but it might be detectable. If you Google "tsunami debris Oregon" you will see over a million hits.
 
 
+7 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 07:33
i have been following the story but i do not think it is accurate at all to say that the mainstream US media (sorry, but saying that we read something in RSN or Truthout or Mother Jones or The Nation, etc) is not exactly the same thing as saying that the NY Times, Washinton Post, the TV networks etc are giving this ongoing disaster and the dangers it continues to pose anything like the coverage it should be getting.
 
 
+26 # Kev C 2012-04-20 18:29
Well excuse me for being critical here. You think the mainstream media would tell you what is really going on when they are told what to say and what not to say according to the agenda of the 1%. If you want the truth you have to look beyond the mainstream media and newspaper outlets. They are all part of the system. They are not going to light the blue touch paper of panic by telling you that you are all being irradiated as we read the news by the radiation from Fukushima. What would that achieve? Panic! That's what.

Yes there are little snippets of news but it is all played down to keep it low key and still in the news lists but not given as much priority as it should. That does not suit the agenda.
 
 
+2 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 15:47
Quoting dkonstruction:
o.k so a "wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the US west coast"....has anyone heard one word of this from any US new source not to mention the US government? At least Bush told us to shop after 9/11. Talk about criminal neglect

I have. It's even been reported previously on RSN. Google "tsunami debris Oregon" and you will get over a million hits.
 
 
+31 # Tazio 2012-04-18 10:40
When Republican Mitch McConnell first heard about Fukushima, he said that problems in foreign countries shouldn't affect U.S. domestic policy.
 
 
+56 # DPM 2012-04-18 11:13
For all of our "news" programs, this makes you wonder about what goes unreported or under reported. The nuclear situation in Japan, the Occupy movements effects, laws detrimental to our civil rights and liberties. I am sure the list goes on and on. But, we'll not know until the "hammer" falls. The prostitution scandal in the Secret Service is more titillating and therefore more interesting than news that affects the citizenry, such as this story or the NDAA or so many others. RSN readers appear to be more inquisitive and better informed, so it is up to us to help others see what is happening.
 
 
+30 # dick 2012-04-18 11:22
Crack-up Capitalism: Who will get paid BILLIONS to clean up a catastrophic mess in the US? Japanese sound like tough bargainers: "Give us the islands or we'll merge with China against you. Maybe we'll even built a Perfectly Safe nuclear plant near your border." If the T-Party was in Japan they'd say the radiation is a liberal-sociali st-fascist hoax, but they wouldn't go near Fukushima. WHY do people love Big Brothers so? Koch Brothers? Cokehead Bush? Women Unite, save the world from male idiots.
 
 
+35 # Smiley 2012-04-18 14:26
It seems like when most women get positions of power they become idiots too. I think it has to do more with how you get there than what your gender is.
 
 
+18 # John Locke 2012-04-18 17:57
Are you referring to Hillery and Rice?
 
 
+41 # Archie1954 2012-04-18 11:32
This is one of the most horrific articles I have ever read. I pray that the worst won't happen but we have to prepare as if it will.
 
 
-60 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 11:57
Quoting Archie1954:
This is one of the most horrific articles I have ever read. I pray that the worst won't happen but we have to prepare as if it will.

It would be more horrific if it were true. All those unattributed "confirmations. " What "scientist" from Woods Hole? Where was the announcement from the Open Skies Flights? Those flights were so recent I doubt anyone has interpreted the results. Note that the radioactivity found in the kelp was comparable to that from Chernobyl in 1984. No harm has been found from that contamination.
This is all scare-mongering from scared people who don't know the facts.
 
 
+25 # soularddave 2012-04-18 21:50
Do your "due diligence" research, pal. Many of us have been keeping up with the reports that are not turning up in the media. Google will be your friend if you let it.

BTW, according to CIA reports cited by Googling "Chernobyl_Excl usion_Zone", the "alienation" zone is about 400 square miles. The disaster was exactly 25 years ago. Read about the appalling mortality from it, even today.

Chernobyl pales in comparison to Fukushima Daiichi, and the population numbers do too. Yes, it hurts to know what's coming.
 
 
+7 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 07:37
Soularddave, if your comment was directed at my initial comment with all due respect I am not your "pal" and i have been following this story closely since it began so i'm not sure what "due diligence" you are talking about or implying i did not do. If your comment was not directed at me, my apologies, and ignore the first part of this comment. My point was simply that the US mainstream media is not giving this story anywhere near the coverage it deserves. I maintain that this is the case but if you or others here believe that the corporate-owned mainstram media has been doing their "due diligence" and reporting on this as they should be well, you're entitled to your oppinion
 
 
+19 # soularddave 2012-04-18 22:27
Quoting caylworth@gmail.com:
[quote name="Archie1954"] was comparable to that from Chernobyl in 1984. No harm has been found from that contamination.
This is all scare-mongering from scared people who don't know the facts.


Facts: the disaster was 25 years ago. The exclusion zone is almost 400 square miles. 10s of thousands have died or are painfully terminal. The cost of cleanup nearly put the government out of business. the US Government has underwritten the insurance for our nuclear plants. We're still dealing with WWII radioactive waste in MY town.

Do your research.
 
 
+15 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 07:29
"comparable to Chernobyl"...we ll, that makes me feel much better given that according to the book put out by the New York Academy of Science entitled "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment," and whose conclusions are based on reviewing 5,000 studies says that there were only a million people killed as a result of Chernobly....i feel much better now that i know that what we are facing is only comparable to Chernobyl...of course if we lose the spent fuel rods from reactor 4 nuclear scientists are saying we would be facing 80 chernoblys...no t to worry though that's only 80 million people
 
 
+17 # Kberly3750 2012-04-18 12:10
Archie1954 what do u mean u pray the worst wont happen.... it already did an entire year ago.... all 4 of those reactors melted down and we had no warnings of any harm from radiation. Mainstream media is stupid, and the govt bought out all that radiation meds for themselves, because we did not get any of it. So FYI dude the "worst" has/ has not happened. wait til the sun causes the powergrid to fail, and ALL of the nuclear reactors world wide melt down.... better get ur gas masks ready....
 
 
-12 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 14:48
Quoting Kberly3750:
Archie1954 what do u mean u pray the worst wont happen.... it already did an entire year ago.... all 4 of those reactors melted down and we had no warnings of any harm from radiation. Mainstream media is stupid, and the govt bought out all that radiation meds for themselves, because we did not get any of it. So FYI dude the "worst" has/ has not happened. wait til the sun causes the powergrid to fail, and ALL of the nuclear reactors world wide melt down.... better get ur gas masks ready....

Or just wait until the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts as a mile-wide astroid crashes into New York City. That'll be a real civilization-en ding disaster.
 
 
+20 # MainStreetMentor 2012-04-18 11:52
and ... last February, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the private sector's construction of two more nuclear facilities. It's only a matter of time ... you and I may not live to see it, but, somewhere down the line the continental United States will most probably experience a meltdown, just as the Japanese people have. Money is the only thing the private sector, largely run/owned/opera ted by conservatives, pays any attention to.
 
 
-2 # James38 2012-04-24 23:36
To MainStreet and others who have been critical of Nuclear Power - a few years ago I would have read your comment and agreed with it. However, after studying the Nuclear Power industry carefully during these years, I have found out what the misconceptions are in such criticism.

First, the two major nuclear reactor disasters, Chernobyl and Fukushima, were caused by old first generation reactor designs that had complex cooling systems that were dependent on operator decisions and could be damaged by operator error or external forces. Chernobyl was caused entirely by operator error. Fukushima was caused by the reactors being located in an incredibly inappropriate place, and compounded by procedural errors. The fortunately contained problem at Three Mile Island was caused by operator error. Not one of these disasters has any bearing on possible problems with modern Generation Three and Four reactors. The designs of the modern reactors are fundamentally different, and have safety systems that bring about cold shutdown entirely independent of operators or external power sources. When you study these designs, you understand that it is reasonable to say that there is no possibility of a major meltdown or release of radiation.

Furthermore, one of the most serious problems we have is the huge stockpile of Nuclear “waste” that contains very long lived and very radioactive elements.

(continued)
 
 
+2 # James38 2012-04-24 23:37
Storage of that material requires securing it for 20,000 years or so. This is an absurd requirement, and if there were no good answer to it, would make a strong case against nuclear power. Fortunately, Generation Four reactors can be designed to burn these "waste" materials as fuel, converting the long lived and dangerous elements to energy, and reducing the total amount of unused material to a very small amount with a relatively short half-life. This will give us energy for hundreds of years and will solve the storage problem.

Another benefit is that these reactors can be built in various sizes including modular units that could be easily installed in remote locations. They would have a forty year lifespan, after which they would simply be replaced with a new one, and the spent unit would be taken to a central facility for recycling. Larger reactors would have their own fuel recycling and processing plant on-site.

Another advantage is that all types of modern reactors can be built relatively quickly, so that we can stop the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas much more rapidly. Now, without an accelerated Nuclear program, we must continue burning the fossil carbon that is severely damaging the planet by causing global warming and climate change.

While other alternate energy sources are being developed, they leave us with the nuclear "waste" as well as being slow to replace fossil fuels.

(continued)
 
 
+2 # James38 2012-04-24 23:38
(conclusion)

Thus the necessity to control climate change plus the need to resolve the storage crisis makes it essential to add an accelerated nuclear reactor program to our overall energy picture. We must not allow irrational fear based on an incomplete understanding of the nuclear potential to prevent us from taking advantage of the benefits of modern reactors.

I strongly recommend reading:

"Power To Save The World" by Gwyneth Cravens. She gives an excellent history of the Nuclear Industry, covering its early problems and its development into the modern era.


"Storms of My Grandchildren" by Dr. James E. Hansen, eminent climate scientist with NASA. He gives a masterful history of Earth's climate and an analysis of our current crisis and its causes. He also describes the benefits of modern reactors.

After reading these books, you could deepen your understanding of the potential of nuclear power by looking up such topics as Reactor Design, Generation 1, 2, 3, and 4 reactors, Reactor safety designs, LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) and related topics. There is much information available, and a moderate amount of study will dispel fears based on lack of up to date information. The whole movement of resistance to Nuclear Power is based on information that is twenty or more years out of date.

We must make ourselves informed so we can press for this beneficial and essential program.
 
 
+43 # vt143 2012-04-18 12:01
Re: Lack of U.S. news coverage on Fukushima...

We had "Too Big to Fail" and this is "Too Big to Tell the Truth."
 
 
+30 # sunflower333 2012-04-18 12:40
Radioactive cesium in CA milk now exceeds FDA safe levels. I have ceased consuming dairy products.
 
 
-19 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 13:43
Quoting sunflower333:
Radioactive cesium in CA milk now exceeds FDA safe levels. I have ceased consuming dairy products.

Citation please. It isn't factual or reportable if you don't know who said it and why. That didn't happen during the Atmospheric Atomic Test era, I doubt it has happened with the relatively small amount of cesium released by Fukushima.
 
 
+27 # sunflower333 2012-04-18 15:52
“EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level], so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.” -Forbes.com

Current levels are about 40% higher than what was detected 6 months ago:
 
 
0 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 08:04
you are absolutely correct to ask someone to provide the source of information they are citing...at the same time, i do think it is "factual" to claim that John Wayne did no die from cows milk but i will have to look up the source for this claim.
 
 
+10 # infohiway 2012-04-19 12:06
Quoting dkonstruction:
you are absolutely correct to ask someone to provide the source of information they are citing ... you have to look up the source for this claim.


True and though not dismissing the horrors of Fukushima, be advised the 'EUTimes' IS VERY similar to Sorcha Faal (the 'mystic Celtic sisters') "internet hoax"; a known PsyOps (Psychological Operations) joke, seemingly driven by 'donations'; and said to be connected to spooks having a laugh. "Rumors circulating in the Kremlin?" WHAT? LOL!

NOTE:
* http://www.eutimes.net/, driven by advertising AND donations, IS NOT THE EU 'GOVERNMENT' nor an official voice thereof.
* Moreover ALL .coms and .nets route through US Internet Service Providers.
* Their main articles have no named reporter/writer /correspondent, whilst the adverts ALL HAVE BYLINES.
* Some facts must necessarily be bona fide, but enticing RSN and RSN readers into a warm and fuzzy' commercial SALES platform, masquerading as news, is simply put - devious.
* Should EUTimes DONATE TO RSN, or be invoiced BY RSN, for using RSN for getting 'free' ad-space? If not, why not? They sell ad-space. Would either compromise RSN's neutrality and integrity?

CHECK OUT: http://www.worldreports.org/news for more and
GOOGLE:
"DAVID BOOTH" "SORCHA FAAL" "internet hoax"
 
 
+36 # hbhbglenn 2012-04-18 14:00
How about if we gather every pro nuclear blogger, every nuclear industry spokesman, anyone who has written a blog post, or an article, or a letter to the editor, promoting nuclear power, and send them over to Fukushima to erect the new supports for the 100 foot in the air storage pools. They won't be harmed because they "know" and keep telling us, that this wonderful technology is so safe. If nukes are as safe as they keep telling us, this will be no problem for them.
 
 
+1 # caylworth@gmail.com 2012-04-18 14:40
Quoting hbhbglenn:
How about if we gather every pro nuclear blogger, every nuclear industry spokesman, anyone who has written a blog post, or an article, or a letter to the editor, promoting nuclear power, and send them over to Fukushima to erect the new supports for the 100 foot in the air storage pools. They won't be harmed because they "know" and keep telling us, that this wonderful technology is so safe. If nukes are as safe as they keep telling us, this will be no problem for them.

No one claims the site isn't hot or harmless. It is silly to shore up the severely damaged storage pool. What should be done, and is being done, is to remove the spent fuel from the compromised storage pools, and transport it to a more secure site. This should be done as quickly as possible, due to likelihood of aftershocks. The US has offered aid in this process, and the rest of the World should follow our lead. The folk you mention would be mostly useless there, that's not what they do. Let's send a large team of nuclear materials management engineers instead. As for the danger, I suspect that most of the folk you list would be thrilled to be offered a trip to view the site up close.
 
 
+10 # dkonstruction 2012-04-19 07:48
[quote name="caylworth@gmail.com"][quote name="hbhbglenn "]No one claims the site isn't hot or harmless. It is silly to shore up the severely damaged storage pool. What should be done, and is being done, is to remove the spent fuel from the compromised storage pools, and transport it to a more secure site. This should be done as quickly as possible, due to likelihood of aftershocks. The US has offered aid in this process.

While i suppose that technically claiming that "no one claims that the site isn't hot or harmless" is correct the US gov't has repeatedly said that the US faces no dangers from the radiation that has been and continues to be released and has issued no warnings about food, agricultural or other products coming out of japan despite the fact that Arnie Gunderson (spelling) from Fair Winds Associates recently reported that he came back to the US with soil samples (some from Tokyo) that would be classified as nuclear waste here in the US. "This should be done as quickly as possible"...it' s been a year!!!!!! already...and "The US has offered aid"...as far as i'm concerned that's like saying that the US has been aiding the people of Iraq and Afghanistan for the past decade.
 
 
+10 # Alice 2012-04-18 14:22
Hey, maybe BP would be willing to share their "top hat" with Japan. I'm sure it would work as well for them as it did for the Gulf. Hurry up and figure this out, guys and gals, because Congress is busy authorizing new nuclear plants here.
 
 
+11 # sunflower333 2012-04-18 16:11
Excellent article at
http://americanholocaustcoming.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-radiation-detected-in.html

Dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii, on the other hand, are taking a preventive approach to some of the highest levels of radiation detected in the U.S., and are now feeding boron in the form of sodium borate to their cows and goats at milking times along with kelp supplements as a way to help reduce elevated levels of radiation in milk. The dairy farmers are also considering applying boron to their pastures to mitigate radiation levels in the grass, reported Energy News on May 25.
 
 
-7 # bluebluesdancer 2012-04-19 11:55
I'm not saying that it has no merit, but a website like that seems to me to be designed to get people 'fired-up' without any real proof of what they claim.
 
 
+12 # Willman 2012-04-18 17:29
I am wondering what boneheaded idiot would place a spent fuel pool in an upper floor in a earthquake-tsun ami zone? Prolly didn't graduate at the top of the class. Only need a d to pass.
 
 
+1 # Innocent Victim 2012-04-18 22:28
The Japanese engineering firm was Bushitake and Obamamura Seppuku Samurais, Inc.
 
 
+4 # infohiway 2012-04-20 10:45
YAA!
And WTF?
Once upon a time a nuclear powered US Navy ships a-calling in Japan triggered riots.

Did the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approve plutonium MOX fuel rods for Fukushima? GE? (Plutonium = breeder = big buck$ "re-processing" .)

Whoever approved that (MOX) should twist in the breeze - should they not?

http://kamikaze.con?
Fukushima: 'THE ULTIMATE DIRTY BOMB'.
 
 
+8 # patriot9878 2012-04-20 08:10
The fact they ever built those plants was stupid. I mean they could grow hemp a renewable source. ALl you need is fire to boil the water to create steam. Steam is steam. We just don't need this shite here. The truth is ther is os much money to be made building these plants selling the fuel and then the clean up. It makes no sense.
 
 
+2 # infohiway 2012-04-20 10:58
Quoting patriot9878:
The fact they ever built those plants was stupid. I mean they could grow hemp a renewable source. ALl you need is fire to boil the water to create steam. Steam is steam. We just don't need this shite here. The truth is there is SO much money to be made building these plants selling the fuel and then the clean up. It makes no sense.


IT MAKES NO CENTS.
IT MAKES BIG BUCK$.

INSANITY AND
http://kamikaze.CON
 
 
+10 # DurangoKid 2012-04-18 19:31
Someone once told me 'engineering is the application of scientific principles to do useful work.' But that's not all engineering is. It's also for the process of making a profit. Very often good engineering is trumped by the profit motive. If Fukushima had been engineered to be safe, it would likely not have yielded a profit or even been built. But the 1% prevailed over science and here we are. Are Fukushima's flaws directly traceable to cost cutting? Who can say. Science doesn't govern in these matters. Politics does. It's not science that can't be trusted, it's the 1%. It's all about class and it always has been.
 
 
+13 # Innocent Victim 2012-04-18 19:54
Ironic isn't it! The US has spent trillions of taxpayer and borrowed dollars, neglected our infrastructure, cut back on social spending, education, health-care, etc., to fight international terrorism (it claims!)

The greatest reason for terror has not been Osama bin Laden or other crazies, but rather the nuclear power industry and its US government lackeys: President Obama, most of Congress, the NRC and our compliant media, network broadcasters, cable news, the NYT, WP, the local newspapers and radio stations. They have all hidden the dangers of nuclear power.

Consolation? The politicians and executives who have done this to us will, with their families, be victims, too!
 
 
+10 # patriot9878 2012-04-20 05:00
If they are talking about evacuating 40 million, then it means they are alreayd screwed, because they wouldn't do it if there was a hint of hope to be able to lie to these people and they didn't start falling out until ten years. They know millions will be falling out in a year or so. They know this might finish nuclear power and it should. We don't need this crap. Everyone should learn about hemp and the lies told and demand we grow this, because if they grew hemp they could steady feed those boilers and endless supply of wood type fiber by the billions of tons. All any of these plants do is boil water to make steam. A fire will do just fine. Why they want nuclear power plants you don't have to feed them oil and coal steadily. If something can feed the boilers, then you use it. Hemp is not marijuana. Hemp would destroy the nuclear, coal and oil power plants, It would destroy the cotton and lumber industry.
 
 
+8 # feloneouscat 2012-04-19 14:23
I went to the source and (no surprise) this "news" organization has ads allowing me to chat with Russian women.

Hmmmmmm...

However, just in case the story MIGHT be true, I looked at some of the other stories EU Times has...

* A nasty hit piece on Obama. Nice. Low on facts but high on insinuation.
* How Christians are being persecuted like homosexuals
* Another story which boils down to "150 million Chinese clamoring to get into Russia"

Perhaps they are ahead of the curve, perhaps it is all BS. But I'm not sure EU Times is exactly the best news source.
 
 
+3 # infohiway 2012-04-20 11:31
Well done feloneouscat!
 
 
-7 # James38 2012-04-20 12:52
Indeed, very well done. I also looked and came to the same conclusion. Publishing this article without serious reservations is not a smart move.

All of the anti nuclear sentiment here is loaded with misinformation and a severe lack of actual knowledge.

Modern generation 4 reactors are very safe, and can be designed to use present stockpiles of "nuclear waste" as fuel, which would give us power for hundreds of years AND solve the storage problem. This would reduce the nuclear footprint to completely manageable dimensions.

Coal kills thousands of people every year, far more than have ever been killed by nuclear power generation. Coal, oil and natural gas are also destroying the climate. Nuclear power, in the long term, is far safer for the planet and for humanity. Of course all non-polluting energy sources need to be developed, but ignoring modern Nuclear power leaves us with the storage problem, and reduces our opportunities to quit the use of fossil carbon, which is the major cause of global warming.
 
 
+4 # patriot9878 2012-04-20 04:48
With CHernobyl and this disaster could you imagine if this was a tragedy created by a private company? They would close them all. What difference does anything make if they destroy the oceams? There are 436 nuclear power plants and 3 more being built. It takes so long to build these platns and so much more expensive to operate and they only run about 40 years and when they close it takes decades to clean up the mess. They could just grow hemp and close all the plants. I wish the poor people would just shut the sytem down until the plants were closed. The nuclear waste we have right now might destroy this earth.
 
 
-7 # elwad 2012-04-20 19:23
This is the worst catastrophe in World History and it is NOT an accident!

There was no 9.0 quake. This was an intentional attack against Japan and the world. The agenda is to reduce the world population by 90% as per Agenda 21. Taking out the resilient Japanese is also a big plus.

Guess who did it.....
Refer to jim stones's work or this most excellent article here

http://jinnwe.com/quest.php?id=419
 
 
0 # James38 2012-05-01 11:12
elwad, I went to the site just to see if HAARP was mentioned. Yes, "HAARP could also have been used as it employs the same technology and can cause earth quakes."

This is totally nuts. HAARP is a device for studying the electromagnetic activities of the upper atmosphere, and has about as much to do with earthquakes as hitting a fly with a flyswatter in your kitchen. Your whole comment is conspiracy fruitloopery of the worst sort.
 
 
+1 # Bravado 2012-04-20 23:09
I do not know how the winter was in the states but in canada is was warmer then usual. I live in edmonton, alberta and my whole life i have nver seen a warner winter then the one we just had. I literelly shovelled my walk like 6 times. It hardly snowed. And the weather was amazingly warm for this region. Does anybody know if this unusual weather can be linked to the radiation from that nuclear accident??
 
 
0 # James38 2012-05-01 11:16
It does not. The warmer weather you experienced is most likely part of the effect of Climate Change brought about by Global Warming. If you continue to see warmer winters over a long period, you can be sure of it. While local variations in weather do occur, and can confuse the issue of Climate Change, we are definitely seeing the global results of human caused climate change.

The radiation released at Fukushima has no effect on your weather. It is a problem, but not one that changes weather, and is mostly a problem in the areas near the reactor.
 
 
0 # bigloner 2012-04-21 13:25
200 million, eh? Things are gittin curiouser & curiouser.

"Foreign Ministry experts in this report note that should Japan accept China’s offer, the combined power of these two Asian peoples would make them the largest super-power in human history with an economy larger than that of the United States and European Union combined and able to field a combined military force of over 200
million".

Revelation 9 verse 16:

13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Bob Bigloner
 

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