What kind of stupid insanity places hundreds of tons of exceptionally dirty nuclear spent-fuel rods in the same building and area as a nuclear reactor? Demonstrating how insane nuclear engineers and scientists can be, they put the most dangerous pool in the solar system where?
Pools are 100 feet above the ground and are completely open to the atmosphere because the reactor buildings were demolished by explosions. The pools could possibly topple or collapse from structural damage coupled with another powerful earthquake. - Huffington Post
The New York Times said, “What passes for normal at the Fukushima Daiichi plant today would have caused shudders among even the most sanguine of experts before an earthquake and tsunami set off the world’s second most serious nuclear crisis after Chernobyl. Fourteen months after the accident, a pool brimming with used fuel rods and filled with vast quantities of radioactive cesium still sits on the top floor of a heavily damaged reactor building, covered only with plastic.”
“The urgency of the situation is underscored by the ongoing seismic activity where 13 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0-5.7 have occurred off the northeast coast of Japan between April 14 and 17. This has been the norm since the first quake and tsunami hit the Dai-Ichi site on March 11 of last year . Larger quakes are expected closer to the power plant,” continues the Huffington Post. A magnitude 7 or 7.5 earthquake would likely fracture that pool, and disaster would ensue, says Arnie Gundersen.
Hey folks, I don’t want to ruin your day but I have to report that there were two 6.0 earthquakes off the northern coast of Japan. One I reported on last week and now already another. And before I can even finish this essay there is a third. Do you hear the drums of doom? And before I catch my breath… a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centered 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said.
A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the region of the Bonin Islands at a depth of 472.6 km (293.7 miles) on the 27th. The epicenter of the earthquake was 201 km (124 miles) W of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan and 979 km (608 miles) S of Tokyo, Japan. However, the quake was the second 6.0 magnitude earthquake to strike off the coast of Japan in four days, and the third in a week.
According to Fukushima Diary, a TEPCO worker at Fukushima said: “If another major aftershock hits Fukushima, they can’t even get close to the reactors and the risk is not only SFP4, it would be all the reactors. I tweeted this before but in case of another major aftershock or Tsunami, it won’t be only reactor 4. I think all the reactors will be in crisis. TEPCO says they have prepared multiple coolant means, but if the radiation level goes too high, we cannot even get close. Also even if the reactor buildings remain safe, roads won’t be safe to approach the reactors. Actually 311 caused a lot of cracks on the ground; there were a lot of places where you cannot drive by car. Even pumper trucks or fire trucks cannot drive maybe. Above all, now we don’t have enough human resource or engineers to settle down reactor4 in addition to other reactors.”
It’s Happening All Over the World
Nervous shoppers fled into the streets when a 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the New Zealand city of Christchurch on the 25th—a 5.6 earthquake that jolted Bulgaria was strongest since 1858, and the aftershocks continue and the destruction was broad.
In Italy it was devastation. A strong and unusually shallow earthquake struck northern Italy last weekend, fracturing pavement, sending torrents of brick and rubble raining down from buildings, and killing seven people. The powerful shaking was a first for the region in centuries—and fairly surprising to seismologists. Data indicate the magnitude 6.0 quake, which struck on Sunday (May 20), was a thrust quake—the type of earthquake caused when two tectonic plates smash together—yet it occurred at a depth of just 3 miles (5 kilometers). Another earthquake in the same region of Italy occurred on May 29 measuring 5.8 and killing more people, disrupting train services and toppling many structures.
And now a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday the 28th, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centered 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said. On May 24, 2012, in the Arctic Circle a strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook a region of the Norwegian Sea at a depth of 8.8 km (5.5 miles).
One does not have to be a prophet to see what is coming at this point. The earthquakes are real and are intensifying and so are the volcanoes as is the coming financial storm that will burn down the paper house.
The intensity and characteristics of recent seismic activities has surprised scientists and is scaring the wits out of millions. Earthquakes are doing things that haven’t been generally characteristic of earthquakes before. It seems that the earth’s seismic dynamism is shifting and change is accelerating and this is not good news for the human race with the Fukushima reactor building No. 4 hanging by a thread.
Forty million Japanese are in “extreme danger” of life-threatening radiation poisoning. Tens of millions of Japanese refugees would have to relocate in the very-likely event that the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear facility’s reactor No. 4 completely collapses.
Most will continue to think, well it’s only happening over there in Japan. In my next nuclear essay, “Radiation Hitting the Streets of LA,” we will see clearly that it would be a mistake to believe this. Certainly the northern hemisphere has been well nuked by Fukushima already but many are preparing for act two of the Fukushima drama when and if building No. 4 goes down lighting a nuclear fire that will burn through people’s cells the world over.
If those cells have holes left by mineral deficiencies nuclear particles will be all too happy to attach themselves so they can burn up cells from the inside. I will be publishing an essay soon titled “Full of Holes” to explain this phenomena and what to do about it.