Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fukushima Truth or Consequences?

Earlier today Reuters reported that Congressman Markey disclosed that a fukushima reactor had melted through the reactor pressure vessel.

Washington's Blog reports on the story, which has since been taken down from Reutuers: http://washingtonsblog.com/



REUTERS REPORTED: "The core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor has melted through the reactor pressure vessel, Democratic Congressman Edward Markey told a hearing on the nuclear disaster on Wednesday. 'I have been informed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the core of Unit Two has gotten so hot that part of it has probably melted through the reactor pressure vessel,' said Markey, a prominent nuclear critic in the House of Representatives."

REUTERS now has taken down the story and reports that it is unconfirmed whether or not Markey is correct or not. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/japan-no-2-core-melted-reactor-vessel-rep-20110406-074109-708.html

Washington's blog also has a video posted from NHK showing a TEPCO official crying while discussing the nuclear situation
. This cannot be good.



How much is being censored/hidden from the public?




MEANWHILE NHK reporting Plutonium detected again:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_40.html "Plutonium detected again in Fukushima plant soil Tokyo Electric Power Company has again detected a very small volume of plutonium in soil samples from the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The operator of the plant collected samples from 4 locations at the compound of the plant on March 25th and 28th for analysis by an outside organization. The utility says the radioactive substance was detected on the soil about 500 meters west-northwest of the No.1 reactor and a site near a solid waste storage facility 500 meters north of the reactor. The first sample measured 0.26 becquerels of plutonium-238 per 1 kilogram of soil, down about 50 percent from the volume found earlier."

2 comments:

  1. Markey exagerated what he was told by the NRC in the following 5 April e-mail. The e-mail told Markey "part of Unit 2 may have melted into the drywall"

    http://markey.house.gov/docs/4-6-11.markey_e-mail_1_-_nrc_question_regarding_fukushima_unit_2.pdf

    Markey then expanded upon this speculation (not fact, but inference) that "The cores of at least two of the Japanese reactors are severely damaged. I have been informed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the core of Unit Two has gotten so hot that part of it has probably melted through the reactor pressure vessel."

    Markey proudly posts his comments on his website along with the two NRC e-mails here

    http://markey.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4293&Itemid=141

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