Melt Down, Melt Through, Melt OUT

Fukushima Didn’t Just Suffer Three Meltdowns … The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over Japan

It Also Suffered “Melt-Throughs” and “Melt-outs”

Global Research, April 25, 2014
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We reported in May 2011 that authorities knew – within days or weeks -  that all 3 active Fukushima nuclear reactors had melted down, but covered up that fact for months.

The next month, we reported that Fukushima’s reactors had actually suffered something much worse: nuclear melt-throughs, where the nuclear fuel melted through the containment vessels and into the ground.  At the time, this was described as:

The worst possibility in a nuclear accident.

But now, it turns out that some of the Fukushima reactors have suffered even a more extreme type of damage: melt-OUTS.

By way of background, we’ve noted periodically that scientists have no idea where the cores of the nuclear reactors are.

And that highly radioactive black “dirt” has been found all over Japan.

It turns out that the highly radioactive black substances are likely remnants of the core.

The Journals Environmental Science & Technology and Journal of Environmental Radioactivity both found (hat tip EneNews) that the highly radioactive black substancesmatch fuel from the core of the Fukushima reactors.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission agrees.

Indeed, “hot particles” with extremely high levels of radiation - 7 billion40 billion , and even 40 billion billion Bq/kg – have been found all over the Fukushima region, and hundreds of miles away … in Tokyo.

Let’s put this in perspective.  The Atlantic notes:

Japanese regulations required nuclear waste with 100 or more bq/kg of Cesium to be monitored and disposed of in specialized containers.

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The new government limit for material headed for landfills is 8000 bq/kg, 80 times the pre-Fukushima limit.

So the hottest hot particle found so far is million billion times greater than the current government limits of what can be put in a landfill.

In other words, the core of at least one of the Fukushima reactors has finally been found … scattered all over Japan.

Nothing like this has ever before happened before.

Schools Highly Radiated

Radiation Level At Koriyama School Same As Near Daiichi

April 15th, 2014

koriyama_school_2014This report today by 47 news shows the decontamination work underway in a school yard of a Koriyama elementary school. The radiation level seen in the photo is about 3 uSv/h. This is the same radiation level a citizen documented in Tomioka recently, we reported on that yesterday. Tomioka is in the evacuation zone and is one of the towns that the Fukushima Daiichi disaster site resides in.

Both readings were taken in a similar manner and at a similar height.

The Hottest Particle

Marco Kaltofen has discovered the hottest particle so far from Fukushima found in a vacuum bag from someone in Japan. You can read the whole transcript here  and view the video here.


 

Particles are released in nuclear explosions and blow away from the explosion. We’ve heard and seen the black dust present all over Japan. These are pieces of radioactive particles.

The hot particle was discovered 300 miles from Fukushima and was 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 bq. One Bq is 1 disintegration per minute. Now look at the number again. That is per second.