Fukushima Goes Wild Saturday Night

31 08 2014

Arcing fission laser light show –

VIDEO –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/KsZdSnaDHYA

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Fukushima Radiation: 200 kilometers of Canadian Pacific Coast Line Devoid of All Life

10 08 2014

LINK –  http://youtu.be/povMvljRLcc





Massive Black Smoke Cloud at Fukushima

16 07 2014

Since they stopped attempts to cool the wrecked fuel pools at Fukushima Daiichi over a week ago things are deteriorating rapidly there in recent hours.

From the JNN Live Cam

GIANT BLACK CLOUD

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IT FLOATED UP

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LATER – on another cam:

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M4.6 quake hits Fukushima


MORE LIVE CAMS

 





Something Awful is Unfolding at Fukushima Now

14 07 2014

TEPCO Live Cam

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Red Smoke at Fukushima

8 07 2014

Now on the TBS/JNN Live Cam

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RED SMOKE INCREASES:

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At 10:49 a.m. (EST) view the camera is visably jerking side to side. Not shaking in the wind … jerking like a seismic jolt happened.

Earlier posts featuring red smoke.

 





Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating

6 07 2014

Synchronize watches . . .

“Fukushima operator TEPCO has been forced to switch off the cooling system at mothballed Reactor Unit 5, after it was discovered that it had been leaking water. In nine days, if the system is not repaired, temperatures will exceed dangerous levels.

Engineers have discovered that 1,300 liters of water leaked from a cooling system intended to stabilize the temperature of the spent fuel at the Reactor Unit 5, which was offline but loaded with fuel rods when the plant was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

The source of the leak was a 3 mm-diameter hole near a flow valve, a statement published by the Japanese energy giant on Sunday asserts. However it is unclear from company data if the location of the opening has been discovered, or whether it was calculated with flow measurements.

At the time when the cooling system was switched off at around 12pm on Sunday, the temperature in the pool in which the rods are submerged was 23C but started increasing by 0.193 degrees per hour, TEPCO says.

If no new cold water is pumped in at such rate it will reach the dangerous threshold of 65C [ 149° F ] by the midpoint of the month in roughly 9 days.

Such temperatures, which have not been routinely seen at the plant since the failing of the cooling system in the immediate aftermath, would increase the possibility of dangerous reactions and further radiation leaks in the plant.  . . . “

http://www.sott.net/article/281494-Fukushima-has-9-days-to-prevent-unsafe-overheating





The New Normal at Fukushima Dai-ichi

30 06 2014

Tepco Live Cam today –

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