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Interview from April 4, 2011
Discussion covers the Fukushima disaster, Japan, tenting the reactors, “Chinese water torture of radioisotopes”, elevated cancer rates, bioaccumulation of radiation, nuclear events, neutron beams, how to protect yourself, daily products dairy industry, media censorship, news blackouts, that the governments of Japan and U.S. have no plans.
The nuclear catastrophe in Japan is very important news since it is part of a global energy problem which highlights the many bad choices we have today when it comes to living a modern civilization style of life which is very energy-hungry from top to bottom. Just as anything impacting the price of oil ripples very powerfully through money markets, the food chain and social systems, so does catastrophes like the one in the Japanese nuclear power plant ripple through seemingly unrelated sectors.
The first world nations working in tandem created several noxious nuclear-meltdown prone systems. There is the mortgage markets which were mostly unregulated and allowed to rise in temperature until they went nuclear and melted down entire nations leading them into penury.
Then there was the new creation of this paper entity I call the ‘Derivatives Beast’ that had so little connection to anything real, it could balloon in size from just $1 billion to unguessable amounts around $66 or 600 trillion in just 30 years. One of the worst ‘hockey stick’ doubling in size of any entity created by humans.
There is the floating fiat currency system set up by Nixon in 1972 that ditched the restrictive gold standard for settling world trade and this insidious system is creating increasing instability in world trade markets and has detached ‘money’ from anything real leading to a vapidity that is very, very explosive. Right now, to stabilize this toxic pool of paper money, all nations on earth except the US store immense amounts of this meaningless paper in FOREX accounts where it will all very suddenly erupt when the US gets hit with say, a major earthquake/tsunami/nuclear power plant event in southern California (which, incidentally, is inevitable).
We have set many systems into this dangerous, ‘explode very suddenly’ mode. One of the most dangerous such systems remains the UN Security Council member nation’s immense hoard of nuclear missiles with the US having the most on the most hair trigger launch capacity. All we need is some stupid diplomatic slip up or ridiculous assassination (the US and Israel are very big on assassinations) to have a full blown nuclear war come crashing down on all the cities and nuclear power plants in first world countries.
This blog is called ‘Culture of Life News’ because I believe in warning people about incoming events before they happen. This means watching things develop and then predicting future events from present news and a close analysis of past events. The US can’t shrug off Japan’s nuke catastrophe because the US Nuke Plants Store More Spent Fuel Than Japan! Is there nuclear waste in your state? – CBS Evening News
The storage tanks were never meant to be a permanent solution. The nation’s oldest operating reactor, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, has stored some spent fuel for 41 years – 20 years longer than expected….An estimated 66,000 metric tons of spent fuel rods are stored at 77 sites around the country – that’s more than 145 million pounds. Imagine an entire football field full of spent fuel rods, seven yards high.
As we see on this map, in general, the greater concentration of population, the greater the nuclear waste being hazardously stored. This waste was supposed to go to Yucca Mountain in Nevada but the voters there were against it. We could ship it to Alaska. But you can bet even Republicans there would be against this. Ditto, Montana or the other GOP states.
The Democrats who support nuclear power in lieu of coal power have to be more honest with their own voters and talk about how Japan’s disasters can and probably eventually will happen in the dark brown states in the above map. The potential for this ‘clean’ (sic) power to go very, very dirty very, very fast should be a grave concern for NY, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina and Illinois.
The first WWII reactor research was in Chicago and upstate NY. The concentration of medical equipment with radiation parts is concentrated in these areas too since it has been manufactured there for a long time. The point here is, there is nothing ‘clean’ about radiation. Yes, there is natural radiation in the environment. I even mention the natural radiation in those fashionable but perhaps rather not so nice an ornament granite kitchen counters in so many modern homes.
But this is like saying, it is OK to pollute the air with coal burning just because there is other sources of smoke in the environment. Denying one while decrying the other is dishonest and no industry is more dishonest than any industry even faintly connected with anything nuclear or emitting radiation. People wore radiation-emitting glow in the dark dial watches for years and workers died who painted these watches due to radiation poisoning.
The problem with handling radiation is its invisibility. You really can’t tell you are being killed until it is years too late! You can run from it easily, hide from it unless you wear lead suits and you can’t smell it, either. More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan.
Now take a good look at what a week of slow destruction with lots of radiation looks like: Japan nuclear crisis: Fukushima Fifty pictures from inside nuclear power plant | Mail Online
I remember early on. Experts warned us that the #3 reactor was the most dangerous. The black smoking ruin here is what little is left of this reactor. This is the MOV one which was being refitted with plutonium. Wow. Isn’t this hideous? It looks like…Chernobyl! And it is. Totally Chernobyl. Each day, each reactor looks more and more ruined, more and more desolate. They look like a fast forward film of slow organic destruction over centuries only this is over days. With water being pumped in as fast as possible, they continue to devolve and collapse, the plutonium one, rather thoroughly and fastest of all.
Just three days ago, it had this stream of steam coming out of just one small hole. Now, it is twisted wreckage. This was no ‘explosion’ but rather, the natural evolution of plutonium as it has a meltdown. Do we know when this process will end?
Nope. We can’t know. We do know from Chernobyl that it might not end. It might go on and on and has to be put in a crypt which deteriorates rather rapidly due to the internal mess. When that crypt was made at great worker expense, they though they put the nuclear genie back into its cement bottle. But this didn’t last long and every 5-10 years there has to be a discussion about how to keep this bottle from erupting into more plutonic nuclear mayhem.
Not exploding but simply pouring out that invisible force that acts so energetically on our genes. Here is a story I can’t vouch for but it does show the uncertainty factor of trying to quantify what is going on when we have a full blown nuclear fire/meltdown/catastrophe: Fukushima Now 72,000 Times Hiroshima Radiation
Dr. Chris Busby verified today in an email that three spent fuel pools are totally blasted away and burned up. That puts the approximate radiation levels at 24,000 HIROSHIMAS x 3 = 72,000 times the radiation of Hiroshima now in the atmosphere..
The destruction from the first A-bombs was swift and very violent but there was far less nuclear material used in these blasts than are stored in nuclear power plants today. The resulting firestorms created by the nukes dropped on Japanese civilians was extremely destructive. Interestingly, the #3 Fukushima plant looks like it was hit by a nuclear bomb circa 1945. A big box harboring a large cement structure inside is now a twisted pile of girders and debris that is far more destroyed than by a mere fire.
This news from Japan is most interesting to those of us who don’t worship nuclear power as the savior of humanity and all living things: Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant › Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam (ELAINE: or ‘flux’ in this case) measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant’s No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level.
The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well.
In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.
In the latest case at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, such a criticality accident has yet to happen.
But the measured neutron beam may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant’s nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuels have discharged a small amount of neutron beams through nuclear fission.
This really sets my teeth on edge. I can’t imagine any sane person reviewing this information making a claim that nuclear power is safe as well as beneficial. We are talking about processes that happen in stars that are being crushed or violently blowing up. This does have medical use in modern hospitals. That is, a carefully calibrated stream of this energy can kill cancer cells.
Of course, the obverse it true: an uncontrolled stream of this energy kills cells and thus, living organisms and causes cancers. Neutron beam dosimetry at the NRL cyclotron
A 35 MeV deuteron beam impinging upon a thick Be target is being employed to generate a neutron beam for radiobiological experiments of relevance to later possible fast neutron therapy trials. The primary calibration of the beam has been based upon tissue-equivalent plastic ionization chambers, calibrated in turn with 60Co gamma -rays. CaF2:Mn and 7LiF (TLD-700) thermoluminescent dosemeters have been employed to determine the gamma -ray dose component in the neutron beam, by a method depending upon the ratio of fast neutron sensitivities of the two phosphors.
When the core of a massive star undergoes gravitational collapse at the end of its life, protons and electrons are literally scrunched together, leaving behind one of nature’s most wondrous creations: a neutron star. Neutron stars cram roughly 1.3 to 2.5 solar masses into a city-sized sphere perhaps 20 kilometers (12 miles) across. Matter is packed so tightly that a sugar-cube-sized amount of material would weigh more than 1 billion tons, about the same as Mount Everest!
“With neutron stars, we’re seeing a combination of strong gravity, powerful magnetic and electric fields, and high velocities. They are laboratories for extreme physics and conditions that we cannot reproduce here on Earth,” says Large Area Telescope (LAT) science team member David Thompson of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Neutron stars are interesting in outer space. They are distressing here on earth. The extreme physics interest people so scientists work to try to reproduce some of this if not all of this here on our home planet. This is why we have to think about limits to what we can do. Sometimes, things get out of control. When dealing with the elements at the high end of the atomic count of the elements, we have to be extremely careful. And all we are are naked monkeys with only slightly more control over our impulses to wreck things or knock things down.
I take that back on behalf of the simians who are not homo sapiens: we are MORE prone to wreck things or knock things down. All the more reason to not go full nuclear power.
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The 13 measured neutron beams may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant’s nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuels have discharged a small amount of neutron beams through nuclear fission.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday, March 23, it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster. TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant’s No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level. The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well. In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.
Observation from Scientist Susan Rennison:
“Have the Japanese been caught out by spy satellites? A meltdown occurs when the control rods fail to contain nuclear reactions in the form of neutron emission and so heat levels inside the reactor rises to a point where the fuel itself melts. This is the level, where neutron beams can be observed. When a nuclear chain reaction occurs, neutrons bombard atoms of the nuclear fuel, splitting them (fission), which creates a lot of energy, and more neutrons and then the process just self perpetuates. Hence, the production of neutron beams are a clear sign of fission within the plutonium/uranium. This announcement most certainly means that the Japanese have been forced to admit the truth that meltdown is well underway.”