From: jeff wefferson <•••@••.•••>
Date: 26 March 2011 04:22:20 GMT
Subject: JAPAN NUCLEAR SITUATION: DR. TEDD WEYMAN/Hirose Takashi Interview/LATEST UPDATES
NOTE FROM JEFF: If you want to know what’s REALLY GOING ON, turn off the tv and read all this. The information and links below represents what is probably the leading edge of knowledge of what’s really going in at Fukushima right now. Thanks especially to Dr. Tedd Weyman who is a Canadian medical doctor specializing radiological illness/warfare effects. You can see him in action in Iraq in the brilliant documentary “The Doctor, DU and Dying Children” See link below:
Also here is an excellent interview with Dr. Weyman in which he talks about how the “war” in Iraq is in fact a “nuclear war.”
THANKS TO DR. TEDD WEYMAN FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:Articles/Interviews with Bob Nichols, nuclear activist/journalist:http://www.rense.com/general75/ll.htm
An email from Tedd on the situation there:Hi JeffThe question of quantification of the emissions is so importantl. We need to know the conditions of the plants, how much fuel and core material has been vaporised, ejected and or still remains. The photos hint but are still insufficient.Check this out … these poor Japanese liquidators are committing suicide. If the pools and cores remain in a fission critical condition and if there is spent fuel debris lying around the facility, the neutrons and gamma photons are coursing through their suits and bodies. In fact, at these proximities to the reactors, the suits are virtually useless.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369216/Japan-nuclear-crisis-Fukushima-Fifty-pictures-inside-nuclear-power-plant.html
And then there is the so-caleld “Neutron Beam:, being reported today:Cerenkov radiation [chə′reŋ·kəf rād·ē′ā·shən] (electromagnetism)Light emitted by a high-speed charged particle when the particle passes through a transparent, nonconducting material at a speed greater than the speed of light in the material.Tedd
Information on Japanese Fukushima workers hospitalized for radiation sickness:I am leaning more towards Dr. Busby’s view/reading that there has been massive destruction that may have vaporized significant amounts of the fuel (spend and core) or ejected it and broke up the concentration of fissile materials. I am at a loss to understand how the workers can be in there — and my only conclusion is that the fuel must not be there or the gamma and neutron emissions would fry them. So either its there and its not fissioning — which seems impossible – or its not there.Or the workers really are sacrificing themselves. But deaths will come soon if this is the case. Here is first report of workers being hospitalizedScroll down to see workers inside plant and within perimeter of bombardment of neutrons and gamma:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369216/Japan-nuclear-crisis-Fukushima-Fifty-pictures-inside-nuclear-power-plant.html
Then this hit today news about Daiichi workers hospitalized from radiation effects
This was also sent to me this morning: Neutron Beam seen 13 Timeshttp://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/neutron-beam-seen-13-times-at-japanese-nuclear-plant-53454.html
Obviously its Cherenkov radiation; and it is probably emitted from spent fuel rod cooling pools:
“The intensity of Cherenkov radiation is related to the frequency of the fission events that produce high-energy electrons, and hence is a measure of the intensity of the reaction. Similarly, Cherenkov radiation is used to characterize the remaining radioactivity of spent fuel rods.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation
Cherenkov radiation was also a visible feature at Chernobyl
Worker will start to die now, if they don’t change their behavior. Their dosimeters may not be measuring all types of EM produced at the plant or their employers are killing them. This may be cue to the just how critical the situation is (pun intended). We may need sacrifices of life to stop what could become an unthinkable outcome. If there is actually any stopping it at all.
For more on Cherenkov radiation
Neutron Detection via the Cherenkov Effect
We need more information!!!
THANKS TO KIMBERLEY DAWLEY FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
HOW TO DEAL WITH RADIATION (1/3) – WENDY WILSON & DR REBECCA CARLEY
Listen to Wendy Wilson (herbalist) talking with her guest Dr Rebecca Carley on the topic of how to deal with the radiation problem stemming from the Japanese disaster of March 11th 2011.
Japan fears reactor core breach –Japan’s government says the reactor core at one unit of Fukushima nuclear plant may have fissured. 25 Mar 2011 Japanese officials have expressed alarm over a possible fracture of a reactor core at one unit [Unit 3] of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Japanese nuclear safety officials raised the possibility of more severe environmental contamination on Friday with their latest announcement on the country’s nuclear crisis. “It is possible that somewhere at the reactor may have been damaged,” AP quoted Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the nuclear safety agency, as saying.
Scientists Enraged By Japan Coverup, Gaping Holes In Data
Radiation Injuries To Workers Slow Fukushima Efforts
Radioactivity Found 30km Out To Sea
URGENT! High levels of radioactive “MOX” material started leaking at Reactor # 3!
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BREAKING on NHK: High levels of radioactive material has started to leak at No. 3 reactor — Gov’t says reactor may be damaged… (This is the Reactor that has the very bad MOX fuel)!!
NHK at March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm EDT:
Transcript Summary High levels of radioactive material were found from the No. 3 reactor… Possible reactor is damaged and that radioactive material has started to leak to the outside… The agency as said it is likely that radioactive material is being leaked for m the No. 3 reactor… but radioactive material is being leaked right now.
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And while futures rise as the market anticipates the latest central bank intervention to paper over the global financial insolvency, the radioactive fallout from Fukushima continues to worsen as Iodine 131 levels in the seawater hits the highest since the start of the crisis.
Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan
Radioactive yellow rain that fell in Tokyo and surrounding areas last night caused panic amongst Japanese citizens and prompted a flood of phone calls to Japan’s Meteorological Agency this morning, with people concerned that they were being fed the same lies as victims of Chernobyl, who were told that yellow rain which fell over Russia and surrounding countries after the 1986 disaster was merely pollen, the same explanation now being offered by Japanese authorities.
Fukushima Radiation Spreading To More U.S. States
Radiation from the ongoing disaster in Japan is spreading throughout the United States, and while the EPA says the levels are not dangerous, it also admits that some of its radiation-tracking air monitors may not even be working.
Fukushima Radiation Release Rivals Chernobyl
The radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant already rivals and in one sense exceeds the Chernobyl catastrophe according to Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, even as media spin downplays the severity of the crisis despite the fact that the problems at the plant show no signs of abating.
Fukushima Deteriorates Again As Steam Now Rising From Reactor 1 For First Time, Including All Other Reactors; Reactor 5 Cooling Fails
Not an hour passes without something material developing in Fukushima. Just out from NHK: all four broken reactors are now smoking. While 2, 3 and 4 have all issued smoke or steam at some point in the past, it is now Reactor 1′s turn.
Our news stations are not reporting on the potential severity of this situation. Not only are they not reporting it enough, they are not talking about the “CUMULATIVE” effects of these particles drifting over the Pacific Ocean. Eventually, these radioactive particles will add up more and more each day as this crisis continues and intensifies. They’ll enter our ground water, plants, and animals. I’m not really worried about the Iodine 131 which has a halflife of 8 days, but what about the others that have a halflife of ~30 yrs!! And we are not even taking in consideration the Plutonium or Uranium particles which are even worse!
Radioactive Iodine 131 only has a half life of 8 days, but let’s say we’re lucky about the Plutonium not getting out. Cesium 137/134 and Strontium 90 are big problems because they have longer half-lives and because they mimic sodium and potassium and can take up long-term residence in the body. Cs-134’s half-life is 3-1/4 years and Cs-137 is considered the worst danger, with a half-life of about 30 years. Strontium-90, which mimics calcium and has a half-life of 29 years, is the other fission by-product that is considered the worst long-term danger.
Hirose Takashi: What They’re Covering Up at Fukushima: Hirose Takashi has written a whole shelf full of books, mostly on the nuclear power industry and the military-industrial complex. Probably his best known book is Nuclear Power Plants for Tokyo in which he took the logic of the nuke promoters to its logical conclusion: if you are so sure that they’re safe, why not build them in the center of the city, instead of hundreds of miles away where you lose half the electricity in the wires? more
“You Get 3,500,000 the Normal Dose. You Call That Safe? And What Media Have Reported This? None!”
What They’re Covering Up at Fukushima
By HIROSE TAKASHI
Introduced by Douglas Lummis
Hirose Takashi has written a whole shelf full of books, mostly on the nuclear power industry and the military-industrial complex. Probably his best known book is Nuclear Power Plants for Tokyo in which he took the logic of the nuke promoters to its logical conclusion: if you are so sure that they’re safe, why not build them in the center of the city, instead of hundreds of miles away where you lose half the electricity in the wires?
He did the TV interview that is partly translated below somewhat against his present impulses. I talked to him on the telephone today (March 22 , 2011) and he told me that while it made sense to oppose nuclear power back then, now that the disaster has begun he would just as soon remain silent, but the lies they are telling on the radio and TV are so gross that he cannot remain silent.
I have translated only about the first third of the interview (you can see the whole thing in Japanese on you-tube), the part that pertains particularly to what is happening at the Fukushima plants. In the latter part he talked about how dangerous radiation is in general, and also about the continuing danger of earthquakes.
After reading his account, you will wonder, why do they keep on sprinkling water on the reactors, rather than accept the sarcophagus solution [ie., entombing the reactors in concrete. Editors.] I think there are a couple of answers. One, those reactors were expensive, and they just can’t bear the idea of that huge a financial loss. But more importantly, accepting the sarcophagus solution means admitting that they were wrong, and that they couldn’t fix the things. On the one hand that’s too much guilt for a human being to bear. On the other, it means the defeat of the nuclear energy idea, an idea they hold to with almost religious devotion. And it means not just the loss of those six (or ten) reactors, it means shutting down all the others as well, a financial catastrophe. If they can only get them cooled down and running again they can say, See, nuclear power isn’t so dangerous after all. Fukushima is a drama with the whole world watching, that can end in the defeat or (in their frail, I think groundless, hope) victory for the nuclear industry. Hirose’s account can help us to understand what the drama is about. Douglas Lummis
Hirose Takashi: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident and the State of the Media
Broadcast by Asahi NewStar, 17 March, 20:00
Interviewers: Yoh Sen’ei and Maeda Mari
Yoh: Today many people saw water being sprayed on the reactors from the air and from the ground, but is this effective?
Hirose: . . . If you want to cool a reactor down with water, you have to circulate the water inside and carry the heat away, otherwise it has no meaning. So the only solution is to reconnect the electricity. Otherwise it’s like pouring water on lava.
Yoh: Reconnect the electricity – that’s to restart the cooling system?
Hirose: Yes. The accident was caused by the fact that the tsunami flooded the emergency generators and carried away their fuel tanks. If that isn’t fixed, there’s no way to recover from this accident.
Yoh: Tepco [Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner/operator of the nuclear plants] says they expect to bring in a high voltage line this evening.
Hirose: Yes, there’s a little bit of hope there. But what’s worrisome is that a nuclear reactor is not like what the schematic pictures show (shows a graphic picture of a reactor, like those used on TV). This is just a cartoon. Here’s what it looks like underneath a reactor container (shows a photograph). This is the butt end of the reactor. Take a look. It’s a forest of switch levers and wires and pipes. On television these pseudo-scholars come on and give us simple explanations, but they know nothing, those college professors. Only the engineers know. This is where water has been poured in. This maze of pipes is enough to make you dizzy. Its structure is too wildly complex for us to understand. For a week now they have been pouring water through there. And it’s salt water, right? You pour salt water on a hot kiln and what do you think happens? You get salt. The salt will get into all these valves and cause them to freeze. They won’t move. This will be happening everywhere. So I can’t believe that it’s just a simple matter of you reconnecting the electricity and the water will begin to circulate. I think any engineer with a little imagination can understand this. You take a system as unbelievably complex as this and then actually dump water on it from a helicopter – maybe they have some idea of how this could work, but I can’t understand it.
Yoh: It will take 1300 tons of water to fill the pools that contain the spent fuel rods in reactors 3 and 4. This morning 30 tons. Then the Self Defense Forces are to hose in another 30 tons from five trucks. That’s nowhere near enough, they have to keep it up. Is this squirting of water from hoses going to change the situation?
Hirose: In principle, it can’t. Because even when a reactor is in good shape, it requires constant control to keep the temperature down to where it is barely safe. Now it’s a complete mess inside, and when I think of the 50 remaining operators, it brings tears to my eyes. I assume they have been exposed to very large amounts of radiation, and that they have accepted that they face death by staying there. And how long can they last? I mean, physically. That’s what the situation has come to now. When I see these accounts on television, I want to tell them, “If that’s what you say, then go there and do it yourself!” Really, they talk this nonsense, trying to reassure everyone, trying to avoid panic. What we need now is a proper panic. Because the situation has come to the point where the danger is real.
If I were Prime Minister Kan, I would order them to do what the Soviet Union did when the Chernobyl reactor blew up, the sarcophagus solution, bury the whole thing under cement, put every cement company in Japan to work, and dump cement over it from the sky. Because you have to assume the worst case. Why? Because in Fukushima there is the Daiichi Plant with six reactors and the Daini Plant with four for a total of ten reactors. If even one of them develops the worst case, then the workers there must either evacuate the site or stay on and collapse. So if, for example, one of the reactors at Daiichi goes down, the other five are only a matter of time. We can’t know in what order they will go, but certainly all of them will go. And if that happens, Daini isn’t so far away, so probably the reactors there will also go down. Because I assume that workers will not be able to stay there.
I’m speaking of the worst case, but the probability is not low. This is the danger that the world is watching. Only in Japan is it being hidden. As you know, of the six reactors at Daiichi, four are in a crisis state. So even if at one everything goes well and water circulation is restored, the other three could still go down. Four are in crisis, and for all four to be 100 per cent repaired, I hate to say it, but I am pessimistic. If so, then to save the people, we have to think about some way to reduce the radiation leakage to the lowest level possible. Not by spraying water from hoses, like sprinkling water on a desert. We have to think of all six going down, and the possibility of that happening is not low. Everyone knows how long it takes a typhoon to pass over Japan; it generally takes about a week. That is, with a wind speed of two meters per second, it could take about five days for all of Japan to be covered with radiation. We’re not talking about distances of 20 kilometers or 30 kilometers or 100 kilometers. It means of course Tokyo, Osaka. That’s how fast a radioactive cloud could spread. Of course it would depend on the weather; we can’t know in advance how the radiation would be distributed. It would be nice if the wind would blow toward the sea, but it doesn’t always do that. Two days ago, on the 15th, it was blowing toward Tokyo. That’s how it is. . . .
Yoh: Every day the local government is measuring the radioactivity. All the television stations are saying that while radiation is rising, it is still not high enough to be a danger to health. They compare it to a stomach x-ray, or if it goes up, to a CT scan. What is the truth of the matter?
Hirose: For example, yesterday. Around Fukushima Daiichi Station they measured 400 millisieverts – that’s per hour. With this measurement (Chief Cabinet Secretary) Edano admitted for the first time that there was a danger to health, but he didn’t explain what this means. All of the information media are at fault here I think. They are saying stupid things like, why, we are exposed to radiation all the time in our daily life, we get radiation from outer space. But that’s one millisievert per year. A year has 365 days, a day has 24 hours; multiply 365 by 24, you get 8760. Multiply the 400 millisieverts by that, you get 3,500,000 the normal dose. You call that safe? And what media have reported this? None. They compare it to a CT scan, which is over in an instant; that has nothing to do with it. The reason radioactivity can be measured is that radioactive material is escaping. What is dangerous is when that material enters your body and irradiates it from inside. These industry-mouthpiece scholars come on TV and what to they say? They say as you move away the radiation is reduced in inverse ratio to the square of the distance. I want to say the reverse. Internal irradiation happens when radioactive material is ingested into the body. What happens? Say there is a nuclear particle one meter away from you. You breathe it in, it sticks inside your body; the distance between you and it is now at the micron level. One meter is 1000 millimeters, one micron is one thousandth of a millimeter. That’s a thousand times a thousand: a thousand squared. That’s the real meaning of “inverse ratio of the square of the distance.” Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.
Yoh: So making comparisons with X-rays and CT scans has no meaning. Because you can breathe in radioactive material.
Hirose: That’s right. When it enters your body, there’s no telling where it will go. The biggest danger is women, especially pregnant women, and little children. Now they’re talking about iodine and cesium, but that’s only part of it, they’re not using the proper detection instruments. What they call monitoring means only measuring the amount of radiation in the air. Their instruments don’t eat. What they measure has no connection with the amount of radioactive material. . . .
Yoh: So damage from radioactive rays and damage from radioactive material are not the same.
Hirose: If you ask, are any radioactive rays from the Fukushima Nuclear Station here in this studio, the answer will be no. But radioactive particles are carried here by the air. When the core begins to melt down, elements inside like iodine turn to gas. It rises to the top, so if there is any crevice it escapes outside.
Yoh: Is there any way to detect this?
Hirose: I was told by a newspaper reporter that now Tepco is not in shape even to do regular monitoring. They just take an occasional measurement, and that becomes the basis of Edano’s statements. You have to take constant measurements, but they are not able to do that. And you need to investigate just what is escaping, and how much. That requires very sophisticated measuring instruments. You can’t do it just by keeping a monitoring post. It’s no good just to measure the level of radiation in the air. Whiz in by car, take a measurement, it’s high, it’s low – that’s not the point. We need to know what kind of radioactive materials are escaping, and where they are going – they don’t have a system in place for doing that now.
Douglas Lummis is a political scientist living in Okinawa and the author of Radical Democracy. Lummis can be reached at •••@••.•••http://dolphinmatrix.com/Jeff/
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