I guess I could also have titled this blog post, “Details on May 2015 Finnish Radioactive Fallout Detection”, or even “What if…?”, or I could have started it with, [RED ALERT !] and some catchy graphics… but the chances that it would be taken any bit more seriously are about the same anyhow. Or so I fathom… Maybe this is all about duckies quacking… You decide.
So… I was wondering if the micro-uptick of those radioisotopes Cs134, Nb95, I131 and Co60 in Finland air in early and mid- May (also mentioned in several previous blog posts) left a mark on EURDEP’s I-131 / Cs-137 monitor in Cyprus in May as well. Perhaps a much bigger whiff made it down south? So I checked. (Nuclear tab above –> Online Radiation Monitors –> EURDEP -> Advanced Map. Query results shown further below)
Note: In the below graphs, where I show two graphs in one screenshot, that’s just to save time and space; not because the two shown-together isotopes are related or not.
Oh… And make sure to read my DISCLAIMER: Be your own authority. I’m (literally) sitting in a tent in the forest using Mifi to get internet, and a solar panel for electricity. Another one of those brief crazy thundery rainstorms… is passing over… on this… hm… rather cool day… Aside from the sound of a distant raging creek and many cheerping birds, all I KNOW is a gut feeling… How I mentally fill in that sense leaves plenty of room for not-knowing. I do not know if there’s actually an extremely dangerous ongoing nuclear cover-up that, if left unchallenged, poses a major threat to quality of life on Earth. That’s what it FEELS like, but I have a really hard time wrapping my mind around that, let alone getting past feeling stunned into apathetic disbelief. AKA:
“Nothing to see here. Move along…”
Turns out, since early May, EURDEP’s Cyprus radioisotope detector’s public data sharing is apparently showing the largest data gap in over a year:
Here shown below is Cyprus (in the Mediterranean Sea) data for March, April and May 2015 for I-131 and Cs-137 (“unvalidated data”); Looks like it either glitched out or went into one of its automatic do-not-share modes around May 8th… At time of checking, on June 6, 2015, it had not come back online yet…:
In more exciting news: Apparently Finnish radiation network (STUK)’s highly sensitive data is available through the Eurdep public interface too. Nice.
Here’s the details for what was detected in May 2015, for Kotka, Finland (in the south):
- 1.89E-06 Cs-137 = 0.00000189
- 2.70E-07 Cs-134 = 0.00000027
- Ratio 134/137 = 0.143 –> If they 100% originated together, then the fission date (when ratio was 1.0) would have been even before March 2011. How much Cs-137 was already in the air is unknown, though. There’s always a tiny bit blowing around from the bomb-testing era, Chernobyl, etc. So the recent-only ratio would be different, and thus is likely from much more recent.
Iodine-131: Detection, yes, but Lower than the Lowest quantifiable Detection level at this station in May: Niobium-95 (synthetic fission product, decay product of Zirconium-95): 95Zr (half-life 64.02 days) –> 95Nb ( half-life 35 days) –> 95Mo (stable Molibdenum)
Related??? -> Zero Hedge, March 25, 2011: Radioactive Zirconium Found At Fukushima Confirms Exposed Fuel Rods As High Level Radiation Emitted From Broken Core
Wikipedia Cobalt-60: “Cobalt-60, is a synthetic radioactive isotope of cobalt with a half-life of 5.27 years. It is produced artificially in nuclear reactors. Deliberate industrial production depends on neutron activation of bulk samples of the monoisotopic and mononuclidic cobalt isotope Co-59. Measurable quantities are also produced as a by-product of typical nuclear power plant operation and may be detected externally when leaks occur. In the latter case (in the absence of added Cobalt) the incidentally-produced Co-60 is largely the result of multiple stages of neutron activation of iron isotopes in the reactor’s steel structures via the creation of Co-59 precursor. The simplest case of the latter would result from the activation of Fe-58. Co-60 decays by beta decay to the stable isotope nickel-60. […]”
And although there is always that possibility that it is completely unrelated, I’m going to repeat myself once more: I did detect 1.4 Bq/kg of Co-60 in a 2013 Japanese store-bought kelp sample, from 400 km down-current from F1, that oddly did not contain anything else suspicious. 0.83 Bq/kg of Co-60 was also found, by Greenpeace, in a seaweed in August 2011 that originated only 30 km from Fukushima (Greenpeace Sample data, Page 5/6); as well as in a park in Fukushima City, 60 km from TEPCO’s nightmare site (See Ex-SKF, June 20, 2011). Just saying. I think this deserves far more scrutiny.
Ruthenium-103 (half-life of 39.26 days; fission product of Uranium-235; more further below…) and Tellurium-132 (half-life of 3.2 days; produced by fission of uranium…): Berylium-7 (half-life 53.2 days) and Sodium-22 (half-life 2.6 yrs): More on Na-22: http://hpschapters.org/northcarolina/NSDS/22NaPDF.pdf Like Be-7, Na-22 is usually cosmic-ray-produced, but may be artificially created as well.
The data for May 2015 at the air sampling site in Rovaniemi, Northern Finland:
Cesium-137 and Cesium-134: Iodine-131 and Cobalt-60: Niobium-95 here too: You know… IF the Nb-95 didn’t make it into the air as Zr-95 first and is now just showing up as its decay product, but rather left some hot molten corium (“where-oh-where could this possibly be…?”) directly as Nb-95… Then perhaps it would be worth mentioning that Nb-95’s boiling point is rather high: 4,742 degrees Celcius. I had read about this in Rig, Rad & Run, by Andrew Kishner. Small excerpt:
If you can’t read the small print, part of it reads:
“In late 2012 […] a new study published in the journal Pure and Applied Geophysics. Scientists had found niobium-95 and ruthenium-103 (two Fukushima-associated radioactive isotopes) hundreds of kilometers downwind from Fukushima. I knew the special significance of this. The boiling point (B.P.) of Niobium is 4,742 degrees Celcius. Rutheniums’s B.P. is 3,900 degrees Celcius. […]”
(There’ a lot more in that book, I read it and recommend it!)
!-> Now how about this: While that newspaper article mentioned the Iodine-131, Cobalt-60, Niobium-95 and Cesium-134, it didn’t mention that Ruthenium-103 was detected in Northern Finland’s air between May 22 and May 25 as well, right at the same time as Niobium-95 was detected in fact. Isn’t thát peculiar? (And one could only wonder… ‘Why did the Finnish radiation monitoring authorities decide not to include that detail in their press release?‘ …)
Ruthenium-103 and Tellurium-132:
Ruthenium-103 (a heavy metal with radioactive beta & Gamma decay, half-life: about 39 days) is a fission product of Uranium-235 that has been associated with Fukushima’s releases.
For instance, Ru-103 is mentioned in the academic paper, “Fukushima’s forgotten radionuclides: a review of the understudied radioactive emissions.” by Georg Steinhauser (Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO);
(Co-60, however, is NOT even mentioned in this véry thoroughly referenced research paper. Odd. Perhaps it is one of those radioisotopes we’re “supposed to forget about“…)
In a study, January 2012, “Analysis of a Nuclear Accident: Fission and Activation Product Release from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility as Remote Indicators of Source Identification, Extent of Release, and State of Damaged Spent Nuclear Fuel“, done for the Department of
Defense Energy [http://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/pnnl-20912.pdf ], it’s noted as well that Ru-103 is a FISSION radioisotope, that would not even be detected in the fuel “prior to venting” nor the environment after 300 days max later:
Here is its apparent VALIDATED detection data for Rovaniemi, Finland, (air sample May 22-25, 2015):
LLD instead of no detection whatsoever for Ce-144 is rather bizarre (or troubling) if some truly came from Fukushima… Ce-144 is a fission product as well. But it’s a lanthanide and lanthanide elements are not volatile. They would have to be have been heated to ridiculous temperatures to somehow end up in the jet stream and come down on the other side of the planet… (I think. I don’t know…) Right?
To add a few more from the month of May: – Microscopic amounts of Iodine-131 was also detected in Switzerland around the same time (mid-May) at a monitor near CERN: – The monitors in The Netherlands that measure “T-ALFA-NAT” (which I belief is the total natural alpha radiation), as well as T-BETA-ART (which I belief is the total artificial beta radiation) “mysteriously” spiked at the same times: In April (PRE-Chernobyl forest fires (due to ARSON, which besides oddly coinciding with a big fundraiser for Chernobyl, could have had as intent to hide… Nevermind.), and… around the same period the Scandinavian detections took place… Both graphs together:
– And remember that major spike in Radon (Rn-220 + 222) in Northern Italy? (See: Radon Spike in Italy: Highest since 2013 ; Cyprus blocks out Cs-137/I-131 data… (May 16, 2015, a snapshot of a few EURDEP monitors). Same period too…
See, the “complete nonsense” bullshit “fear porn” that I arrive at after I spent almost all my spare time researching this stuff, is really simple and -forgive my possible ignorance – I remain convinced until presented with a better explanation that it’s the most plausible logical explanation: Fukushima is still fissioning, an unprecedened catastrophe, much worse than officially acknowledged so far, that continues to spew untold amounts of radioactive wastes into the on-site ground water, and this planet’s ocean and air, with no end in sight.
- The detected I-131 makes no doubt about it that the fissioning [actual nuclear chain reactions of Uranium that give rise to Cs-134, I-131, Ru-103, etc.] occurred as early as 2015.
- The presence of Ru-103 further underscores what the significance of the presence of Cs-134 and Nb-95 already did: These radioisotopes have neither medical nor resource exploration use. They are tell-tale fingerprints of a radioactive cloud that escaped from a badly LEAKING active reactor core somewhere.
- In addition, for Co-60 not to just get flushed out of the rubble into the water, but to be hot and volatile enough to go airborne for very long distances suggests that inside this molten corium lava-like blob, massive neutron-bombardment of steel may actually still be happening, at least every time this mini-sun has a fission flare-up … somewhere down there in the Earth’s crust underneath that beautiful region known as Fukushima… in the land of the Sinking Sun on the edge of the mighty Pacific Ocean…
- That evidence of highly unusual neutron bombardment is a major part of my wondering about artificial creation of Polonium-210. It would be darn twisted if they were aware of this (They may not be; I do occasionally think outside the box), but one popular way for experts to belittle the significance of man-made fallout is to refer to “naturally occurring Po-210, a hot alpha emitter”… See more about this specific pondering HERE.
- The LLD detection of Tellurium-132 is significant as well. The amount, and in this case the fact that it was so minuscule it couldn’t even by quantified (“LLD”), is irrelevant. It’s half-life is only 3.2 days. That suggests “the fissioning burp” that sent this cloud out, with a tiny bit of Te-132 in it, took place likely as recent as April 2015!
- See also various Additional findings, such as Nullschool wind paths downwind F1 corresponding with spikes or data gaps thousands of miles downwind, sprinkled throughout my Nuclear Blog Posts Archive.
And so… I remain concerned. Although I have been told by an expert that there’s ‘no way’…, I still wonder if perhaps my question about the artificial creation of Polonium-210 (through the unlikely occurrence of (speculated) double neutron capture, starting with neutron bombardment of Lead-208…) deserves to be taken seriously. Maybe it’s purely coincidental, but many of the reported issues with troubled Pacific sea life have quite the overlap with symptoms of lead poisoning. (Po-210 decays into Pb-206)
In any case, non-expert that I am, clueless perhaps, but… to summarize my JUNE 7, 2015 sentiment:
I am under the impression that Fukushima-Daiichi has NOT reached ‘cold shutdown’ yet. The implications are dire.
If it were so… then IF the challenge is not faced globally, honestly, in earnest, it has the potential to ruin quality of life for millions of sentient beings, humans included, in the centuries ahead of us.
With no evidence of another major accident somewhere else, as well as the analyzed air clearly carrying typical markers for having originated at the Fukushima-Daiichi site…
END THE ONGOING CRITICALITIES COVER-UP !
And of course… There are other avenues I could take this investigation into… What appears to be happening doesn’t quite fit with what would be expected to occur with a normally-operated reactor melting down. To still be fissioning and spewing freaky stuff like Co-60 (which wasn’t even part of Chernobyl fallout) over four years after March 11, 2011… Sadly, logic has its ways: That opens the possibility that at least one of those 3 reactors wasn’t exactly being operated normally. It would launch my blog into the tin-foil-hatted fringe (if I haven’t reached that point yet…) to dare suggest that perhaps, just maybe, the highest echelons of Japan… have fallen to the very Dark Side… that launched the cold war…
And you damn well know what I mean by that.
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