I've come out of hibernation because we have entered an important window of opportunity.
Tepco and Japan are signalling through outspoken, albeit indirect requests for assistance that they have lost hope of controlling the Daiichi plant.
The time is right for a diverse group of scientists, engineers, physicians, activists, and others from around the globe to step forward to help mitigate a disaster that threatens the fabric of Japanese life and has global ramifications for us all (e.g., see Akio Matsumura here).
The recent media flurry signals that the situation at Daiichi has become unmanageable and poses immediate risks that must be mitigated.
To prevent nuclear fires from erupting in the melted fuel at the surface, Tepco must continuously inject at least 400 tons of water a day.
So, 400 tons of water are being injected into the site daily to prevent nuclear fires. Any interruption of injections could result in nuclear fires.
Yet, the water injections present additional perils. The site is becoming extensively saturated from the injections and from ground water. Tepco has put the ground water infiltration at about 400 tons a day. Tepco cannot contain, store, and decontaminate all of this water, so much of it is going into the ocean. Meanwhile, buildings are destabilizing as their foundation liquifies. Buildings may very well collapse.
Infrastructural collapse and/or rising radiation levels will result in nuclear fires by disrupting water injections necessary to cool melted fuel.
Nuclear fires will threaten Tepco's ability to stabilize Daini and Tokai, which both suffered damages during the March 2011 earthquakes, threatening a domino effect.
Meanwhile, the melted fuel in the earth beneath the Daiichi plant is producing huge steam eruptions that are become more frequent, bigger, longer, and dirtier looking. We now see the hydro-volcanic phenomenon described the architect of unit 3.
The international media have ignored and trivialized the story of massive steam releases that have been documented in video and screen shots. I have screen shots of steam coming directly from the ground with great force.The one thread about a tendril of steam from unit 3 was quickly dropped as the media focus shifted to contaminated ocean water, which is important, but not the only source of contamination for us all.
A massive, coordinated response is needed. The workers at Daiichi are heroes, who will never be fully recognized. But they cannot fight this battle alone and rising radiation levels will soon preclude human activity at the site.
An international force of problem solvers representing diverse views and experiences is our last hope for de-escalating the global crisis.
Transparency is required and immediate mitigation (evacuations, expanded testing, etc.) of those most at risk is essential. Expanded testing and mitigation efforts are needed for all areas impacted by atmospheric, ocean, and ground-water contamination.
A regime of COOPERATION, TRUTH and RECONCILIATION...
needs to replace the regime of DECEPTION and DISPOSSESSION that has reigned.
Introduction to Majia's Blog and Index of Posts Here http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/break-from-bloging.html
- LINKS: GM AND ROUND-UP
- LINKS: GENETICS, HUMAN HEALTH AND RADIATION
- LINKS: PROPAGANDA
- LINKS: FINANCIAL FRAUD, AUSTERITY, AND WAGE COLLAP...
- LINKS: FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR CRISIS
- LINKS: BP OIL SPILL
- LINKS: RADIATION MONITORING IN THE US AND JAPAN
- LINKS: PLUTONMY, DESPOTISM, DISPOSSESSION
- LINKS: AWARE AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF RISK
- LINKS: BEES
- GLOBAL CRISIS: HUMANITY AT RISK
- Abe Wants to Intensify Efforts to Restart Nuclear ...
- Analysis of Recent Nuclear Criticalities at Daiich...
- It is NOT merely a random camera effect
- What is IT?
- Could these be neutron rays?
- What is HAPPENING at Fukushima Daiichi???
- Fukushima Daiichi Emissions June 26-27: Smoke Seem...
- Daiichi is Getting Hotter: Opinion Based on Two Ye...
- Daytime Steam Eruption at Fukushima Daiichi
- TBS and Tepco Webcams Do NOT Match
- Update on Nuclear Criticalities at Daiichi
- Recent Criticalities at Fukushima June 2013