I'm going to reprint 2 comments here.
THE FIRST COMMENT WAS FOUND AT JAPAN TODAY.
IT IS A GOOD SUMMARY OF DATA THAT HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED:
ZichiOct. 18, 2011 - 08:21AM JST
"All the information about the state of the nuclear power plant comes in a non verified form from TEPCO, who have controlled, manipulated and twisted the truth, and even changed the truth, since 3/11. There have been no independent scientists or nuclear engineers to check the reports by TEPCO.
For sure, they are making some progress, often it would seem, two steps forward, and one step back. In the last few days TEPCO completed the temporary new structure to cover the reactor No1 building. At the same time, they measured the radiation level inside the building and discovered it to still be 3.5 to 5.0 SIEVERTS per hour. That is very high and no worker can enter the building.
TEPCO also released infrared photo's showing that in reactor building No3 there are fuel rods in the debris.
On the last radiation map of the plant, on Sept.22, there are still significant hot spots around the plant. I have watched several video's with interviews of some of the temporary workers, who are banned from actually speaking with the press. They stated they are not told where the hot spots are nor are they sectioned off.
The release of atmospheric radiation may have been reduced but remains high.
TEPCO have been measuring the temperature outside of the reactor vessel, at the base, because most of the reactor instrumentation no longer works, it was damaged by the earthquake. In normal shut down, the fuel rods are protected and when cooled to below the point of boiling water would be called a cold shut down.
But most of the fuel rods in reactors 1-3 had meltdowns and melt throughs becoming melted fuel or corium. TEPCO isn't sure of the location of the melted fuel.
There are still at least 70,000 tons of highly reactive waste water in the basements of the reactor and turbine buildings.
The plant, as indicated in the post by TEPCO remains in a fragile state.
According to a post by Bloomberg, TEPCO have stated, the amount of radiation being released by the damaged reactors at the nuclear plant has fallen to about 8 million times less than at the height of the disaster.
It also states, the three reactors 1-3, are still releasing about 100 million becquerels per hour. Still high enough to kill your chicken.
A becquerel represents one radioactive decay per second and involves the release of atomic energy, which can damage human cells and DNA. Prolonged exposure to radiation can cause leukemia and other forms of cancer, according to the World Nuclear Association.
THE SECOND COMMENT WAS POSTED AT MY BLOG BY STEVEO YESTERDAY
"Good reminder... Divide, absorb neutrons, cool.
Simple enough in theory, unless the blob was a 5000 degree, fluid mass of radioactive spewing mess, steam spitting, earthquake causing nightmare that also happened to be underneath a tangled blown up mess of steel and concrete (also very radioactive), and on the ocean, occasionally dipping into ground water with belches of steam between bouts of criticality, and of course always subject to more earthquake and tsunami, not to mention typhoons.
Now throw in a lying greedy corporate monopoly and a dysfunctional government without a real military force to take charge of the situation. Now throw in some old school corruption companies like GE who are now financial giants that also control the media. To add to the fold, place this in a country that respects and listens to their government almost without thinking and add an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions to their woes.
Take this concoction and blend it with a financial and political world that is on the edge of revolt, and at least economic collapse. Now dumb down the populace with "Reality" shows and do an effective news blackout.
Finally, have the enemy come in 60 different types of radiation and chemical toxicity, each with specific countermeaures which are not available to the average joe. Complicate the issue with nuclear scientists who are beholden and filled with 4 decades of lies from regulatory agencies that have gone beyond just being captured by the industry that are supposed to control, they have launched into all out promotion of nuclear. Now make the enemy invisible, with no smell, and can only be detected by complicated instruments that are outside the financial range of most everyone affected. And make the enemies effects to occur mostly over a period of years of decades.
Throw on top of this, not just the sickness and death, but the actual destruction of the human DNA and all the DNA of the wonderful animals and plants that we have turned to serve our purposed, we are their caretakers and we are destroying their DNA, perhaps creating death or maybe monstrous mutations.
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