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Fukushima FUBAR

Fukushima FUBAR

TEPCO official admits there will be “major delay” to contain crisis because of triple meltdown — Stabilizing reactors by start of 2012 may be “impossible” — Japan Times Fukushima risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’ — Over 5,000,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium-137 outside 20 km zone —  Bloomberg Off the Chart: 225 Sieverts per hour at...
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No Cold Shutdown.

No Cold Shutdown.

TEPCO says they are planning a “cold shutdown” of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plants in 6 to 9 months. “Cold shutdown” means the reactor cores – and the used fuel pools – decrease in temperature through 100 degrees C and continue to go down after a couple of days without additional cooling.  If that doesn’t...
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Debt, Radiation and Earthquakes: It is Getting Worse and Everyone Knows It

Greece, Ireland and Portugal are going to default on their national debts. Most other EU nations are bailing out of private bonds in those countries and converting their equity to national debt. China is bailing out of private US debt and converting it to treasury paper. At some point, and I think we...
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Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

UPDATED – 30 APRIL with the confirmation of the senior Japanese advisor that all three reactors have melted down: Crossposted from ex-skf’s blog  with a H/T to Francisco Gonzalez. http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-japan-nuclear.html F-Daiichi is releasing 154 teraBecquerels of radionuclide particulate matter a day.  Almost all of the reports repeat the statement that Fukushima has (so-far) released only about...
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Protective Response to Radioactive Fallout from Fukushima

The latest news from Fukushima is that the core in one reactor has melted through the floor of the containment vessel and the battle appears to be lost. In addition, radioactive strontium has been found in five soil samples and radiation over 3,000 times the safe level has been detected in the sea...
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