hat tip Enenews for the headlines (Thank you)
A high-ranking TEPCO official announced that the Daiichi site was 'out of control.'
(source TEPCO official says Fukushima plant situation "out of control" Sep 13 2013
This news comes after weeks of spiking radiation levels, particularly of tritium, which suggests that fission activity may be the source, not simply contaminated water spills.
(sources Tritium rises in groundwater in Fukushima Daiichi Sep 13, 2013 NHK, http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130914_03.html and see Radioactivity levels in Fukushima groundwater increase 47-fold over 5 days THE ASAHI SHIMBUN August 06, 2013 http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201308060059)
Yesterday I posted screen shots of emissions and noted what looked to be black smoke coming from the remains of unit 3 http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/alert-looks-like-black-smoke-sep-15.html
I will post additional screen shots from today at the bottom of this post.
I am very concerned because TEPCO officials are apparently becoming very frightened about plant conditions, although the exact threats remain undisclosed:
[excerpt] Chairman of the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority Shunichi Tanaka was quoted Thursday ... as saying the situation was alarming "We cannot waste even a minute," he said. "This is what we have been fearing.".…Atsunao Marui, director of research at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, said the situation is likely to get worse. "It's important to think of the worst-case scenario," he said. [end](Worst-case scenario' at Fukushima Aug. 22, 2013 http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/08/22/Worst-case-scenario-at-Fukushima/UPI-63001377171938/)
For background on my analysis, please see my interviews with Voice of Russia, within which I described the deteriorating conditions being reported at plant:
Sep 7, 2013 Voice of Russia http://voicerussia.com/2013_09_07/Fukushima-not-under-control-6308/
July 23 2013 Voice of Russia http://voicerussia.com/radio_broadcast/70924886/118436060.html
I also created a PowerPoint of data examining reports of conditions at the plant and evidence of criticalities, which can be seen here http://www.academia.edu/4314657/Fukushima_Update_Aug_2013 or here
Helen Caldicott recently divulged that unit 3 had extra plutonium in its core as it was involved in an experiment
(source: Endless Fukushima catastrophe: Many generations’ health at stake. Helen Caldicott RT Sep 13 http://rt.com/op-edge/fukushima-catastrophe-health-japan-803/)
This morning the Daiichi site was veiled in a thick fog, of what appears to be radioactive emissions:
TEPCO officials' slips, rising tritium (among other spiking radionuclides), and webcam conditions have me very concerned. Are we - the inhabitants of planet Earth - simply going to be left exposed with no warning and no official efforts at risk mitigation?
Hannah Arendt described the 'banality of evil' and now I fully understand what she meant by that.
Our governments are complicit.
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