Crestone, Colorado (USA) – Sunday June 26, 2016
I had a couple posts in the works, but – sorry – it’s just going to take too much of my time to turn the intentions into realities. Some of you will rejoice, and some of you might disagree, but “I got better things to do”. So instead: just a ramble. A data-sprinkled ramble of sorts… With all ‘draft’ posts thrown together into this one.
There’s data (and some more further below too), of course…
The mid-June spike in Lithuania, following a data gap (again), does neither look solar-induced, nor does it resemble a calibration pattern:
On this below-shown monitor in France, you can see an uptick at the very end of May, beginning of June that corresponds with the data gap seen on some Belgian monitors just north:
A zero-value at the onset of a data gap at Sugny, Belgium, was disappeared again, as often happens with “data that makes no sense”. Checking again several days later, I see a new zero-value (which might disappear soon), as data flow is restored:
Low values like that are likely due to the effects of alpha and beta radiation on gamma monitors, as documented in previous months (explore my Nuclear Blow Posts Archive for examples -> a sub-tab in the Nuclear tab at the top Menu of the blog)
Nicosia… I guess I was trying to figure out what factors might be involved in the triggering of a data gap in the gamma record. In the case of 3 data gaps, you see upticks in (natural or “enhanced natural” Radon-220, with sometimes Cesium-137 and T-Beta-Art showing upticks too. A statistical analysis of these correlations and reverse correlations could offer more clues…
Then there was this seemingly “big news” piece: TEPCO Admits ‘Cover-Up’ Fukushima ‘Meltdowns’…
Interesting milestone in public perception management, I suppose. I don’t think it is what it looks like. They’re not really admitting much, nor does their apology mean anything. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all part of a well-scripted show of ongoing DECEPTION.
I mean, come on… what’s the real intended message in admitting one bit of cover-up that happened 5 years ago? What, really, is IMPLIED, when TEPCO admits that AN ENTIRE HALF DECADE AGO they intentionally deceived the public by talking about some ‘core damage’ and not multiple ‘meltdowns’, which they knew from the beginning was the case? And they’re oh-so-sorry about that. “Sorry.”
This appears intented to boost the perception that the TEPCO-then is different from the TEPCO-now. That right now they’re so sorry they were covering up the severity of what happened. They’re surely telling te truth about everything now. THÁT is the purpose of that press release. The key message is that right now, they’re not covering up anything.
hahaha. Right… The nuclear industry just became transparent, honest and caring. ;-)
They’re so good at it, almost want to give ’em credit. They have a full-on China Syndrome -like meltdown happening, with waves of active fissioning causing hydrovolcanic explosions deep underground, and radioisotope releases (fission, recent fission and Fuku-fingerprint activation products) large enough to be picked up on European monitors, and… “They’re sorry they downplayed the severity of the disaster in spring 2011.” If I were a stand-up comedian, I could have a field day with these PR folks… ;-)
Come to think of it… Remember summer 2013, when they admitted that radioactively contaminated water was still flowing into the Pacific Ocean by underground ways, and they “were sorry” that they hadn’t made this public for the couple years they already knew that? They sure excell more at expressing ‘words of sorry’ than they do at stopping their mess from leaking, it seems…
Anyways, did you catch the “related news”… Why is that ‘related’? The one article is about the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe’s cover up. The other is related to the Japanese mafia’s alleged involvement in some 2012 shooting of a retired Fukuoka prefectural police officer and an attack on a nurse in Fukuoka city in 2013. Is it a hint? Or are these ‘related’ lists automated? …And since the yakuza are essentially in charge of Japan’s nuclear industry and Fukushima-Daiichi’s clean-up in particular (see here and here, etc., and ‘related’ mentions in blogposts: here and here, etc…)… But was that the only ‘relation’, or did the cop and/or nurse know something TEPCO-related, …that got them killed? Hm… Nevermind.
Then there was this RT blip… which I briefly mentioned, but intended to dig into múch deeper… A blogpost with the subject line, “It’s Gone Critical. Admission About Fukushima’s Ongoing China Syndrome STILL FISSIONING Reaches Quasi-Mainstream Media Outlet RT. Nuclear ‘Controlled Opposition’ About to Lose the PR Information War?” just sat there… Oh well. Here’s as far as it got…
Last month, on May 24, 2016, TEPCO’s Chief of Decommissioning at Fukushima, Naohiro Masuda, announced that “[…] The melted nuclear fuel from Reactor 1 poured out completely [out of containment, and] an estimated 30 to 50 % of fuel from Reactor 2 & 3 remained in the active zone“. The new official estimates are now that: “200 tons of [nuclear fuel] debris lies within each unit,“ which makes “in total about 600 tons of melted fuel mixed up with metal construction elements, concrete and whatever else was down there. […]”
SOURCE: RT, May 24, 2016: https://www.rt.com/news/344200-fukushima-melted-nuclear-fuel/,
which also included this incredible admission:
“[…] Five years after the Fukushima tragedy, the exact location of the highly radioactive “runaway” fuel remains [a] mystery for TEPCO. The absolutely uncontrollable fission of the melted nuclear fuel assemblies continue somewhere under the remains of the station. […]”
The admission of ongoing fissioning in the molten coriums is still second hand, so to speak, by way of the reporter(s) who just now bring this up, after the latest round of guided media tours through the catastrophe site. Apparently enough revelations were shared for that statement to go to print.
H/T: ENEnews, June 2, 2016: TV: “Truly unsettling” discovery at Fukushima… problem “far greater than previously thought” — Boss reveals 600 tons of fuel melted, can’t find it — Top Official: “Nobody really knows where fuel is”… We may never be able to get it and just leave wherever — “Uncontrollable fission” is continuing under site (VIDEO)
In the blogpost I had begun, which was just sitting in the draft folder, I was going to try to figure out how they might have arrived at that rather odd “200 tonnes per unit, thus 600 tonnes of missing fuel” number.
How much melted down in each reactor increased significantly from early estimates. But the estimated contents were agreed upon within about a week. At first impression, even if 100% of Units 1, 2 and 3 melted down, it would still not be enough to get to 600 tonnes. So how did they arrive at this amount of “missing fuel”?
TEPCO’s early (“core damage”) meltdown estimate from March 16, 2011, TEPCO stated that “70% of the fuel in Unit 1 had melted, and 33% in Unit 2, and suspected that Unit 3’s core might also be damaged”. -SOURCE: Scientific American, Fukushima Timeline (here, and archived here)
- Unit 1: “70% meltdown” (2011) — 5 years later —> 100 % meltdown (2016)
- Unit 2: “33% meltdown” (2011) — 5 years later —> up to 50% meltdown (2016)
- Unit 3: “Likely damaged” (2011) — 5 years later —> up to 50% meltdown (2016)
And then there’s Unit 3 & 4’s Spent Fuel Pools too, both of which may have experienced anything ranging from prompt criticality detonations, (at least partial) raging zirconium fires, all the way to “barely any damage”, or something inbetween, depending on which sources your check.
Masters of puppets, TEPCO/NRC/IAEA, advisors and technological assistance teams (whom in my wildest imagination include a couple agents who actually read this blog), please,
Please just start telling the full truth, and nothing but THE TRUTH. We all know that will be quite the adjustment for some of you, and probably require you to restructure your organizations and fire or retrain your professional PR folks, and such, but take it from an amateur: it will be helpful. Seriously. Your experts have failed us all, on all levels (technologically, politically, ethically, morally/spiritually, epistemologically,…). This is far too serious of a situation to try to sugar-coat any of it. It’s time for you to GET REAL, and allow the press to become 100% truthful about what is happening.
Show some faith in humanity, will you. Aim for dignity. Admitting disastrous failures, in genuine heartwrenching honesty, can be part of magnetizing unconventional contributions that may, even after it is considered too late, help turn a corner for the better. You’re not going to be able to solve this crisis from within your delusional lie-infested linear-time-trapped ‘nuclear village’. I don’t know what your Fukushima-assigned Special Forces get on théir entheogen-assisted shamanic journeys, but what I got is that it will require some kind of ‘Reverse Manhattan Project’, also on all levels.
You know (right?) that I was “just speculating” when drawing tentative conclusions about ongoing fission at Fukushima-Daiichi, or when I made crazy allegations about unusual fuel geometries having been in place (such the possibility that a Thorium-Plutonium breeder-reactor kind of figuration at the MOX-fueled Unit 3, which many think suffered a prompt criticality (nuclear explosion) during that blue-neutron-flashy first week, right? It’s “just a thought”, but I think that whatever percentage of the fuel that wasn’t vaporized in the blasts and zirc fires joined the molten corium party underneith the site, perhaps contributing to the “merely speculated” ongoing fission situation. You know I’m “just wondering” if there was a secret nuclear weapons research going on, right? And that this was a major part of why the State Secrets Act was passed in Japan. Just the same, I’m “just guessing in the dark” about massive amounts of Fukushima fallout, risen to the upper stratosphere as highly volitilized micro-dust, much of it just now (2015-2016) beginning to reach ground surface (based on radiation monitoring and jet stream wind pattern data). You do know that I’m “just pretending to be clairvoyant”, right?, when I say that I know that you know that I don’t really know. In that case you would also know that my track record is strangely better than yours. And that’s a little bit interesting to me, since you’re the ones who claim to know, …only to reveal later that you knew better all along and just decided to lie some more. Five years into this, anyone who’s paid attention knows that by now. You lie, much later you admit you lied and apologize for that specific lie, while you maintain other lies, for which you apologize later, while you still maintain even bigger lies,… and on and on this has been going.
Anyways, back to that 600 tonnes of missing fuel…
So do you really know that ‘600 tons of nuclear fuel’ is missing? Or did you just shake that number out of your sleeve? Sure it’s not 500? What about 700? Did you publish your methodology somewhere, ’cause I’m profoundly humbled by your confidently stated precision of “600 tons”.
Excerpt: “The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that 600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and that the exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remain a mystery.“
Highly radioactive, still fissioning, blobs… I guess we’re pretty close to speaking the same language after 5 long years, eh?
But… 600 tons? Poof? Gone? No clue where it all went? Mystery? Are you guys out of your freak’n minds or something? What is this media circus? I mean, maybe it’s nice that you’re admitting to that much fuel missing, but… How did you end up with so much missing fuel?
Let me just see if I can wrap my mind around this 600 tons number.
On March 17, 2011, Scientific American asked “How Much Spent Nuclear Fuel Does the Fukushima Daiichi Facility Hold?“ and answered Reactor No. 1: 50 tons of nuclear fuel, Reactor No. 2: 81 tons, and Reactor No. 3: 88 tons. They might have been low-balling it a bit too far. I’m going to ignore them, ’cause starting out with just 219 tons, it’s going to be “a little challenging” to find the missing 600… [sarc.] Likely better estimates followed shortly after:
According to The Japan Times, March 20, 2011, “Lowdown on nuclear crisis and potential scenarios”, by Alex Martin, there were the following amounts of fuel assemblies in place when the disaster began on March 11, 2011:
(Keep in mind that some of this was TEPCO propaganda, hiding the severity of the catastrophe. I’m quoting these long excerpts to get a grip on how many tons of fuel were where.):
“[…] What is the current [March 20, 2011!] situation?
[…] Reactors 1, 2 and 3 were in operation when the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku region on March 11. […] The three reactors immediately shut down and control rods were inserted to neutralize them. Reactors 4, 5 and 6 were already shut down for maintenance at the time of the disaster.
Hydrogen explosions have since blown the roof off reactors 1 and 3, and the ceiling of the No. 4 reactor unit burned down during a fire. Damage to fuel rods is suspected in reactors 1, 2 and 3, while the suppression pool connected to the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor has apparently cracked following an explosion Tuesday, which also blew a hole in the reactor building.
All six reactor buildings also have spent fuel pools that contain hundreds of spent fuel rods. A single fuel rod is 4 meters long, and is composed of hundreds of small, 1 cm by 1 cm fuel pellets. […]
How are the reactors holding up so far?
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 are presumed to have all been damaged to varying degrees as their water levels receded and temperatures spiked following the quake and tsunami.
At the time of the catastrophe, all reactors except No. 4 were loaded with fuel assemblies, which refer to several dozen uranium-filled fuel rods packed into a bundle, according to the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 contain 400, 548 and 548 fuel assemblies, while No. 5 and No. 6 have 548 and 764 fuel assemblies. […]
[…] What is the situation at the spent fuel pools?
According to Tepco, the six reactors at the Fukushima plant store a total 4,546 fuel assemblies in the spent fuel pools. A typical nuclear reactor uses several hundred fuel assemblies when generating energy.
The spent fuel rods are stored in a square pool approximately 10 meters by 10 meters, and are submerged in about 1,400 tons of water that absorbs radiation and keeps down the temperature released by the fuel.
At present, stored fuel in the pool of Reactor No. 4 is releasing the greatest amount of energy, an estimated 2 million kilocalories per hour, which would increase the temperature of the pool’s water by 2 degrees each hour.
Of the 1,331 fuel assemblies stored in the pool of the No. 4 reactor, 548 are only partially consumed and are likely to be generating more heat than the spent fuel. At this pace, and with the cooling system disabled, it would take roughly 1 1/2 weeks before all water contained in the pool evaporates.
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 store 292, 587 and 514 fuel assemblies in their pools, while the No. 5 and No. 6 pools store 946 and 876 fuel assemblies. […]”
Okay. Now add the following tidbit of info to that:
I found well-referenced data @ http://www.nucleartourist.com/basics/hlwaste.htm indicating that a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)-type of nuclear fuel assembly weighs about 319.9 Kg:
For estimates in the following column, I’ll round that BWR fuel assembly weight off to 320 kg per fuel assembly:
A metric ton is 1000 kg. So 600 tonnes (or “tons”, as I usually spell it) means 600,000 kg. In other words, in total there’s the equivalent of 1,875 fuel assemblies missing.
Pretty incredible admission with Units 1 + 2 + 3 reportedly having contained a combined 1496 fuel assemblies, estimated to weigh a total of 478.72 tons when the tsunami struck. Now, please excuse for the following complicated [sarc.] calculation:
600 – 478.72 = 121.28
In other words, even if ALL fuel melted in units 1, 2 and 3, there’s still about 379 additional fuel assembles that went “missing” too. When things go missing that weren’t even there in the first place, you give us quite the puzzle to break our heads over…
Now, I know the RT article I started with had “a pretty convincing” explanation: “approximately 200 tonnes of debris lies within each unit“, which both RT and ABC Australia turned into ‘nuclear fuel debris’, hence the 600 tonnes headlines. Also, 200 + 200 + 200 would be pretty incredible even distribution…
“So sorry” I ignored that for a moment. “Just for fun”, I took myself for a ride with RT’s headline of 600 tons of nuclear fuel missing. It was published on May 24, 2016; Weeks have gone by. Apparently no experts or TEPCO has insisted on a correction. We really ARE talking about 600 tonnes of missing fuel…?
So TEPCO & Co, just a little clarification request here…
How exactly did you get to ‘600 tons of missing fuel’? Seriously: HOW? Did you count the spent fuel pools too? Was this a test to see how stupid we actually are? Sorry it took me so long to call you on it, but I just hadn’t given it some serious thought. Is this the 2016 version of “2 + 2 = 4”, and very soon you’ll come up with some way to convince the world that that’s “actually 5” too? Or did you just found “a quiz-style way” to tell the world that, basically… EVERYTHING is missing from the 3 melted-down reactor cores, PLUS 121.28 TONS ???
Is the 121 tons the extra rubble part, like “metal construction elements, concrete and whatever else was down there.” Oh yeah… What else was down there? I mean… where did you draw the line? The entire planet Earth is in fact “down there”, you know?
(Oh no, please tell me you didn’t forget about that! Maybe someone needs to go up to these folks, like after a bad car accident: “What is your name? Did you see what happened? Do you remember where you are?” [sarc.])
TEPCO’s 3 x 200 = 600 missing fuel tally gets even more fantastical when incorporating the additionl details
From the RT article: “[…] The melted nuclear fuel from Reactor 1 poured out completely, estimated 30 to 50 percent of fuel from Reactor 2 and 3 remained in the active zone, Masuda said. The official estimates that approximately “200 tons of [nuclear fuel] debris lies within each unit,” which makes in total about 600 tons of melted fuel mixed up with metal construction elements, concrete and whatever else was down there. […]”
100% (128 tonnes) + “whatever else is down there in Unit 1” = 200 tonnes
=> SO in Unit 1, there was 72 tonnes of “whatever else”?
Up to 50% (175.36) + “whatever else is down there in Unit 2 & 3” = 400 tonnes
=> SO in Unit 2 and 3, there was at least 112.32 tonnes of “whatever else” in each.
Thus, almost half, 296.64 of the 600 tonnes consisted of “whatever else was down there”? Is that how we’re supposed to interpret the 600? Or was the magic 600 tonnes mixed with additional tonnage of ‘debris’ ?
What percentage of your 600 tons of missing fuel mystery do you attribute to the spent fuel pools having had zirconium fires? Would the super-mysterious extra 121 tons be some whopping 69% of the newer hottest spent fuel in spent fuel pool #4? Think it “melted down”, or might it have “gone up in smoke”, so to speak? Or is it more like SFP4 did actual burn up and blow to smithereens and all the rest is a PR smokescreen, and it’s even worse than “600 tons missing”? Can you please elaborate a little on that 600 tons estimate? Seriously. It’s a really crazy number. You owe us downwinders an explanation.
I can give you a free suggestion on your next step:
This planetary nuclear crisis calls for nothing less than ‘a Reverse Manhattan Project’, in every way: complete transparency instead of secrecy, healing instead of poisoning, fostering peace instead of war, genuine consensus-oriented international rule of law instead of imperialistic domination politics, incorporating indigenous wisdom and energy healing approaches rather than ultra-rational scientific reductionism.
That’s my two cents of free advice.
Some more snippets of posts that were laying ready for use…:
Since merely two months into this planetary ecological crisis, way back in May 2011, borrowing from the very few outlets that ventured there, I brought up the possibility: May 17, 2011: – “China Syndrome” possible at Fukushima Daiichi #1 ???
At that time I shared this image for the “worst case scenario”, Full-On China Syndrome:
-> a March 16, 2011 illustration from the Daily Telegraph, which was refered to somewhere in the Australian Courier Mail (which changed the imagery since, I think).
Many later blogposts that stressed this possibility, or claimed that it’s HAPPENING NOW, had to do with traces of fission products (like Iodine-131, Tellurium-132, or Niobium-95 (itself a decay product of Bromium-95, following the Zirconium-95 state ; bit like how Sr-89 & Sr-90 are decay products down the line from Bromium-90, etc.) and activiation products (like Cobalt-60, Manganese-54, Tritium,…) being detected, often also at far-away downwind monitors in the Northern Hemisphere. ALL official explanations have so far been either unsatisfactory, or , most often, non-existant.
!!!-> My nuclear-topic blog posts (date + headline) are chronologically listed HERE.
Relayed on this blog, on December 15, 2011, by December 2011 Fairwinds’ nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen posed the question: “Fukushima – Could it Have a China Syndrome?“, but in it he downplays the likelihood of a “China Syndrome” (!) and instead directs attention towards the contaminated water crisis. And, how about that: a bit over a half year later, TEPCO goes on record admitting to the extreme water contamination crisis:
I bring this up, because I find some “details” double-interesting in hindsight, now that I understand a little more about the situation: By December 2013 it was pointed out that Mr. Gunderson was apparently ignoring very telling evidence, such as that SFP4 burned up, at least some unknown part of it, to instead push thát water crisis narrative: Video: About Arnie Gundersen and the NRC FOIA documents @ https://hatrickpenry.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/video-about-arnie-gundersen-and-the-nrc-foia-documents/ . Obviously Mr. Gunderson’s downplaying of China Syndrome was part of that.
I speculate that at some early point they realized the severity and, overwhelmed themselves, they made an insider-industry decision to cover it up, opting for a slow-release stream of information instead.
For instance, while I (laptop wielding mountain dweller, total self-thought amateur without a college degree, whom at that point knew barely anything on the topic) wrote on March 26, 2011, “Fukuchima reaches Level 7 on INES scale” (-> also links to my April 2014 INES-8 post), it still took TEPCO a full two more weeks to make “INES-7” official. It’s like that with everything. It took over two years for them to admit that the extreme water contamination crisis was ongoing, while they knew all along that EVERY DAY hundreds of tons of contaminated water was gushing into the Pacific Ocean underground. Now they’re beginning to admit to “missing fuel”. And the RT reference of “ongoing fission”, which I’ve brought up for years, might be a sign that this will be fully admitted and eventually go mainstream, perhaps even in the current dismal USSR-imitating western press.
Soon followed by UK’s prime nuke-pusher, “Lady” Barbara Judge, “The woman powering Japan’s nuclear hopes post-Fukushima” ( By Catriona Davies, CNN, Feb. 5, 2013), who took the notorious nuclear industry’s Public Relations scene to a whole new low after she allegedly visited the catastrophe site, uttering some psycho-babble about “re-opening Fukushima”, and further commented:
“It was fantastic. It was absolutely hope and enthusiasm, not despair. […] I was extremely impressed that these people were so dedicated. They were heroes. […] I was amazed at how much work had been done to clear up the site and the high aspiration to make the site the safest in the world.“
The term “Fantastic” might have referred to her statements having been ‘fantastical’, as in IMAGINARY: made up. A bit like the decommissioning “schedule”… now officially also
known as “the unchartered territory playbook“, “they’re making this up as they go along“
[-> That’s the assessment of Gregory Jaczko, former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, whom, like Hillary and Obama, possibly could be dragged to court* over his role in the cover-up of the severity of the Fukushima multiple accidents catastrophe, as evidenced by FOIA documents (which stand up in court, by the way, just in case their importance were lost on you). (*: If ‘justice’ and ‘rule of law’ applied to organized crime, that is. “Haha” Yeah… IAEA, we all know. You can rest assured: That’s not likely any day soon.)
Various early observations shared in the first week and found in FOIA-relased documents cast very serious doubts on public relations statements (“news”) that came much later. Much of the former became more known to the world thanks to the impressive independent investigative work of Tony Muga / Hatrick Penry, which I became aware of much after I had already parotted news pieces I no longer consider credible, such as about the off-loading of Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool (SFP4):
!-> Dec. 2, 2014: PLUME GATE – Internal NRC Communications Released under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proof deliberate Cover-Up of Severity of global Fukushima Fallout in 2011. Recent SFP4 News May Have Been Part of Cover-Up
It’s pretty amazing how Mr. Gunderson states, at the end of 2011, about a zirconium fire, still talking (pretending?) as if he’s talking hypothetically:
“[…] Let’s say the pool cracks…. The pool runs dry… The zircaloid cladding, it would become hot enough to burn in air… And it’s called a pyrophoric reaction. ONCE IT STARTS YOU CAN’T PUT IT OUT BY PUTTING WATER ON IT because it takes the oxygen out of the water and just gets hotter…”
Somehow… it seems that reality was slowly replaced by a fantasy narrative… (and not the other way around)…
Spent Fuel pool 4, on its way to boil dry quickly with water levels dropping, somehow – hokus spokus – still has mostly undamaged spent fuel in it many years later when it was allegedly emptied to avert “the worst short-term catatstrophy humanity was facing”. I consider this the absolute low point in my own blog: initially, mainly because I didn’t grasp the significance and partly because I had trusted Ex-SKF as a truly credible news source (which even to this day has not raised this issue!), it’s embarrassing to myself: I fell for much of the news brought to us by TEPCO’s parroting media outlets too, and parrotted it along ;-/ , as evidenced by posts like (Nov. 9, 2014): Good News: All Spent Fuel Removed from Fukushima-Daiichi SFP4. :-/ My apologies for that, again. (Although, I just can’t tell anymore, maybe none of them are correct; or perhaps some mainstream stories are more correct than some independent bloggers’ claims. I wish I knew. I don’t. I’ve got my inclinations, even convictions, but I insist you think for yourself.
Anyways… In summary:
Same old on the monitors: data gaps amidst spikes and disturbances.
TEPCO apologized for the innitial cover-up of the meltdowns. Since word got out that active fissioning is still occuring under the site… at that rate 2 month –> 5 years, 5 years –> thus in about 150 years we can expect an apology that they kept the ‘ongoing fissioning’ secret for 5 years. There never was a “cold shutdown” and all those reassuring statements were part of a cover-up.
RT, which is quasi-mainstream as far as news goes, albeit with a pro-Russian twist and some critical pieces not found in the old-school western establishment mainstream, basically claims they’ve been informed by TEPCO that 600 tonnes of nuclear fuel is missing and some of that is in a blob under the site and ‘still fissioning’. How they arrived at that amount of missing fuel is a mystery, though.
(While I can follow their train of elementary school thinking with 200 + 200 + 200 = 600, I’m a bit more challenged by the actual amounts of fuel in Units 1, 2 and 3 ( 93.44 + 187.84 + 167.68 tons respectively) somehow adding up to 600… )
Enjoy the Summer!
(The cloud-to-cloud lightning should be fantastic after the pretty pink-magenta sunsets…)
After a long data gap, the high-altitude French monitor @ Aiguille-Du-Midi… was briefly back, to return to data gap after all…:
By the way…:
If WHEN known-liar & opportunistic flip-flopper Hillary wins the presidency, I get two entire cases of La Chouffe (Belgian beer) mailed to me. So if you were going to vote for Trump, just vote for Hillary. Now you have a reason:
PS: I did mention Trump on this blog in April 2011, included in a series of monkey cartoons @ Monkey cartoon bashers are strange monkeys too :-)
And with this my ‘draft’ folder is back to empty. ;-)
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