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Melted Fuel Has Been Found In One Of Fukushima’s Reactors For The First Time

Fukushima melted fuelBy Jonathan-o-Callaghan

In a major breakthrough, engineers have said they may have found some of the melted radioactive fuel from one of Fukushima’s reactors. This is a vital step towards cleaning up and decommissioning the plant.
The discovery was made by a robot called Little Sunfish, which entered the flooded reactor 3 on Friday and ended its mission on Saturday. This was one of three reactors (there are six in total) that went into meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after a deadly tsunami in March 2011.
At the bottom of the primary containment vessel, the robot returned images of what looked like fuel debris. These black, lava-like objects are likely nuclear fuel that dripped out through the damaged reactor. The announcement was made by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), who are handling the clean-up operation.
“It’s natural to assume that the debris melted and dropped,” a TEPCO official told reporters, said the Japan Times.

They also quoted Tadashi Narabayashi, a specially appointed professor of nuclear engineering working at Hokkaido University. “The images that appear to be melted fuel debris match those found in the (1986) Chernobyl crisis,” he said. “It’s definitely fuel debris.”
If confirmed, this will be the first time fuel has been found at reactor 3 (also called Unit 3). Some of the fuel is hanging like icicles around the reactor’s control rods, while other lumps may have melted and re-solidified near a wall that supports the pressure vessel, called the pedestal.
This location explored by Little Sunfish is beneath the core, where fuel is thought to have gathered into a puddle and melted through.
It’s a long, arduous road from here though. Engineers do not expect to find all of the melted fuel from the reactors until 2021. Not until then can the clean-up and decommissioning process begin, which is expected to take four decades at a cost of $188 billion.

Little Sunfish will be vital in speeding this along. The small robot, just 30 centimeters (12 inches) long and 13 centimeters (5 inches) wide, swam into reactor 3 through a specially drilled hole. It’s unclear when or if it will go back into this reactor, but for now vital progress has been made.

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https://www.iflscience.com/technology/melted-fuel-has-been-found-in-one-of-fukushimas-reactors-for-the-first-time/

Alert! Heads Up For Amarillo. Texas: Radiation Exposure

 Thank you Larry Battis ~ from email (Via Rose at theConTrail.com)

This is an extract from an article that will be posted in Veterans Today this coming Saturday, June 17, by Bob Nichols’. Please look for his update if you live anywhere around this area.

Amarillo and Points East and North East

It was the 5th of June in 2017 in Amarillo town down in Texas and the Total Gamma Radiationsoared from 3,000 CPM to over 9,000 CPM in just hours. Amarillo has endured 39,053,762 CPM in the past year plus two weeks or 54 weeks total. I don’t see how they can bear it.  There will be no word of warning on the radiation exposure since Amarillo is the current US hub for
nuclear weapons assembly, maintenance and repair. In a few years it will be a National Sacrifice Zone, like the others.

DESOLATION
All I can say now is “Those poor civilians? God help them, they are in the Rad.”

It is very possible Amarillo, Texas will be the cursed successor to Hanford and Rocky Flats nuclear disasters, along with St Louis, MO and Carlsbad, NM.  The US Nuclear Security teams have a habit of blowing up and destroying enemy nuclear services.  The US did so at Mayak, Russia.  It is arguable that the hundreds of fires at Hanford and Rocky Flats were just the Red Team getting some payback. All this nuclear spook stuff has “plausible deniability,” of course. Make Your best guess.

Rad Readings Source: RadNet, A Directorate of the US EPA. Amarillo, TX Total Gamma Radiation was about 3,000 CPM at 03:58 Hours on June 5, 2017 and about 9,300 CPM at 13:00 [1:00PM, June 5, 2017.]

Tech note: the 39 Million Total Gamma Rad figure is the accumulated total gamma Rad at the Amarillo EPA Rad monitor readings in 54 weeks.

I’ll keep you advised. Watch for my updates in Veterans Today filed under the ironic VT Category:  Life.

This is Bob Nichols reporting.

Fukushima: Japanese Government Guilty Of Destroying Pacific Ocean

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Source:Neon Nettle

The Japanese Government has been ordered to pay tens of millions in compensation after it was found guilty of negligence causing the Fukushima nuclear disaster.Reports also claim that the ruling could also include other pacific nations like the US who could also be eligible for compensation from the Japanse government who have effectively poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean and damaged the world’s food chain beyond repair.YNW reports: The nuclear plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, was also found guilty of negligence that led to the disaster that nuclear experts say will likely continue affecting wildlife and humans for the next 250,000 years.

Friday’s stunning ruling by the Maebashi District Court was the first to recognize negligence by the state and Tepco. Previously the Japanese government and Tepco, a subsidiary of General Electric, had strongly denied any wrongdoing, arguing they were the victims of bad luck.The judge called the massive tsunami “predictable” and said the major nuclear disaster, which is responsible for 300 tons of radioactive water entering the Pacific Ocean every single day, could have been avoided.According to Japan Times: The district court ordered the two to pay damages totaling ¥38.55 million to 62 of 137 plaintiffs from 45 households located near the plant, which suffered a triple meltdown caused by the tsunami, awarding ¥70,000 to ¥3.5 million in compensation to each plaintiff.The plaintiffs had demanded the state and Tepco pay compensation of ¥11 million each — a total of about ¥1.5 billion — over the loss of local infrastructure and psychological stress they were subjected to after being forced to relocate to unfamiliar surroundings.Citing a government estimate released in July 2002, the court said in the ruling that “Tepco was capable of foreseeing several months after (the estimate) that a large tsunami posed a risk to the facility and could possibly flood its premises and damage safety equipment, such as the backup power generators.”It pointed out that the state should have ordered Tepco to take bolstered preventive measures, and criticized the utility for prioritizing costs over safety.Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific OceanThe nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.According to a True Activist report: Radioactive Debris from Fukushima approaching North America’s western coast. If that weren’t bad enough, Fukushima continues to leak an astounding 300 tons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean every day. It will continue do so indefinitely as the source of the leak cannot be sealed as it is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fukushima has contaminated the entire Pacific Ocean in just five years. This could easily be the worst environmental disaster in human history and it is almost never talked about by politicians, establishment scientists, or the news. It is interesting to note that TEPCO is a subsidiary partner with General Electric (also known as GE), one of the largest companies in the world, which has considerable control over numerous news corporations and politicians alike. Could this possibly explain the lack of news coverage Fukushima has received in the last five years? There is also evidence that GE knew about the poor condition of the Fukushima reactors for decades and did nothing. This led 1,400 Japanese citizens to sue GE for their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster – and now have been found guilty.

Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years. Not long after Fukushima, fish in Canada began bleeding from their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. This “disease” has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including the North Pacific herring.Elsewhere in Western Canada, independent scientists have measured a 300% increase in the level of radiation. According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is increasing every year. Why is this being ignored by the mainstream media? It might have something to do with the fact that the US and Canadian governments have banned their citizens from talking about Fukushima so “people don’t panic.”

Further south in Oregon, USA, starfish began losing legs and then disintegrating entirely when Fukushima radiation arrived there in 2013. Now, they are dying in record amounts, putting the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area at risk. However, government officials say Fukushima is not to blame even though radiation in Oregon tuna tripled after Fukushima. In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from a mysterious “unknown” source and was nothing to worry about.However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast of North America. Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is already radioactive and is currently at least 5-10 times more radioactive than when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the Pacific during and after World War II. If we don’t start talking about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

http://countercurrentnews.com/2017/05/fukushima-japanese-government…

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