Wishing all a fun and safe New Year’s Eve, and a fantastic 2015 !
Dec. 31, 2014 11:33 am (Colorado, USA)
Sudden uptick in European Blog Traffic. It is rare to have more traffic from another country than the United States. More traffic than from the US is pouring in from Russia, France, Poland and the Ukraine. I don’t think I’ve seen that before on this blog. On New Year’s Eve no less! Clearly people in Europe are searching for information on the possible nuclear accident at the Zaporizhia Nuclear site in Eastern Ukraine:
The posts and pages with the black arrows are for Online Radiation Monitors, and in particular these pages:
- All Monitors (more options, and including these:)
Those monitors, when not tampered with in case of a cover-up, can possibly give hints, however subtly, of a release of radioisotopes taking place, if the release was huge. Evidence so far appears minimal, but it is very difficult for a non-expert layman (like myself) to interpret the raw data. Key information is not shared with the public.
!–> For key blogposts that might be helpful to better understand reporting on nuclear issues, see my overview in Some Pointers to See Through Nuclear Deceptions.
Articles related to the situation at the Zaporizhia / Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (Disaster?) Site include these:
- Earlier today (Dec. 31, 2014), Zaporizhia / Zaporozhye NPP Update: Russian Mainstream Media begins to wonder too (Includes my explaining of an apparent error that slipped into an RT article.)
- (Dec. 29, 2014) BREAKING – Zaporizhia NPP: CIA-run ‘Radio Free Europe’ Breaks Media Silence: Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of ‘Second Chernobyl’
- (Dec. 26, 2014) Ukrainian Hackers Claim Zaporizhia Nuclear Accident Communications, mentioning Radiation Leak, warn of “Second Chernobyl” – Не наводи панику!
- December 15, 2014: Was there a causal link between the Nov 28 2014 Accident at the Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and recent Radiation Spikes in Latvia and Romania? (comprehensive overview of various news sources contradicting each other, with possibly related info on Westinghouse dealings and monitor outages, all of which got me into researching this issue)
- December 3, 2014: Accident confirmed at Ukraine’s Zaporizhye Nuclear Power Plant. (Link to Latvia Radiation Spike?)
For a more complete lists, see my Nuclear Blogposts Archive.
!–> For current wind directions (open in a browser like Firefox for it to work!), see http://earth.nullschool.net/ (My METEO page has some more links too). Search YouTube for more info on how to use it.
Winds have been shifting over the Ukraine quite a bit this past month of December 2014, so this screenshot of visualized wind patterns taken on Dec. 31, 2014 12:21 pm Mountain Time (Colorado, USA = GMT-7) is likely to be outdated quickly and does not reflect where fallout, if there has been any (still a mystery) might have been blowing since Nov. 28, nor since Dec. 28:
Another abnormality is that many public online radiation monitors, on both the EURDEP and the US EPA radiation networks, have – so it seems – been turned off during the month of December. Eerily reminiscent of what occurred right after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan in March 2011, not? Here’s a screenshot from NETC, @ http://netc.com/inactive-epa.php, who track this, and run their own independent non-governmental radiation network (mostly in the USA):
By itself this is not enough for a solid conclusion, of course, in either direction.
My sense, however, all along, has simply been that they’re not telling the whole story, and that some recent release of radioisotopes is being covered up by Ukraine authorities (and lazy IAEA officials have just been taking their word for it, without independently investigating the situation on-site) is not outside the realm of possibilities. That’s all.
I can only wish sharing these thoughts, insights and links is somehow helpful.