Monday, March 21, 2011

# 3 MOX plant at Fukishima, smoke reported today. Questioning the reporting

Maybe you are tired of coming here and reading about Fukushima and nuclear reactors?
Sorry if that is the case.
Yes, I know Libya is under attack. I quite frankly was expecting it.
I am sure at some point in time I will address both Libya and Pakistan. But for now, radiation and plutonium are on my mind.
You may wonder why, why do you persist on this topic? Mainly because I am of the opinion we are being lied to. All of us. Not just the Japanese, but, all the people of the globe.
Governments lie to us daily. To cover up for their business and banking cronies. It is a fact.
Any look over the most recent news, that is if you are really paying attention, would surely mean you are aware of that.
So it is back to Japan, nuclear reactors and radiation and plutonium poisoning. Specifically, we are going back to the # 3 plant at the nuclear complex. This is the one I have addressed on several occasions. This is the MOX fuel plant.

I am going to move from present to past so here is the latest.
I is being reported that smoke is spewing from Reactor #3 (Number 2 also, but 3 is the priority)
Grey smoke is emanating from # 3.

Gray smoke was spotted outside the No. 3 unit, leading to the evacuation of nearby workers.

It wasn't known what was causing the smoke or what exactly was burning. He explained that it emanated from the building's southeastern side, where the reactor's spent nuclear fuel pool is located.

For days, authorities have been working fervently to fill that pool with water -- fearful that the evaporation of water and high temperatures could expose fuel rods within and lead to the release of more radioactive vapors.

Therefore, we have "smoke" it is grey. Could it be steam? Of course it could be!
It is emanating from the area the spent fuel pool is located. Evaporation of water in the spent fuel ponds could lead to the release of more radioactive and plutonium filled vapors.
So was it grey smoke or was it steam. Did cooling water evaporate, which is itself highly radioactive, exposing the fuel rods?

Do you notice the absence of coverage on the fact that plutonium is or has been released?

Yesterday it was being reported that pressure was building up in the #3 plant and that venting may be required.

Efforts by TEPCO to lower the temperature inside the crippled reactors at Fukushima Daiichi were met with an unexpected spike in pressure in reactor No. 3. Officials are weighing the option of venting the dangerous radioactive gases to combat the problem.

"The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) announced earlier Sunday morning that pressure inside the vessel was rising despite efforts to cool the reactor by spraying thousands of tons of seawater on the reactor through the opened roof damaged by an explosion

And then miraculously, or not, pressure suddenly dropped? Read on.

"We were preparing to implement a measurement to reduce the pressure of the reactor containment vessel (partial discharge of air containing radioactive material to outside) in order to fully secure safety. However, at present, it is not a situation to take a measure immediately to discharge air containing radioactive material to outside now."

I am having some problem with this story. And if anyone who knows more about this topic then myself cares to shed some light, I am all for it.
Here is my issue. The reactor is encased in a sealed containment vessel. Using a balloon as a simple analogy, if to much pressure builds the balloon will explode, or pop. To stop this from happening, you just release some air. Right? So back to our containment vessel, how is it possible the pressure was reduced without venting?

Recall I said we are going from present to past?
Here is the video footage of the initial explosion at the # 3 reactor.

If the containment vessel is still intact, what condition are the cooling pools where the spent fuel rods are stored, really in? Rewatching that explosion.... it is pretty huge. Exactly how much radiation plutonium particles were released initially?
How much continues to be released? Did TEPCO vent the # 3 plant yesterday and simply fail to report on it? Was today's grey smoke, really steam from evaporating spent fuel pools?
Much of what is being reported doesn't jibe, with what seems to be happening.

And there is something else that bothers me.
Last week Japan raised the limit of "safe" exposure for the workers at the nuclear power plants.
In what skewed version of reality does this have legitimacy

Japan last week hiked the emergency exposure limit to 250 millisieverts from 100.
That is five times higher than the normal maximum exposure permitted for Japanese and US nuclear plant workers, and 12 times that of French workers.

Japan is arbitrarily changing the rules of limits to exposure? For what purpose? To limit liability? How is it suddenly safer to be exposed to more radiation? What will it be increased to in the coming days or weeks? Upping the numbers does not change reality!

The average dose per year is two millisieverts from the sun's rays, rocks and soil

Experts say that a person exposed to radiation at 400 millisieverts will experience a drop in white blood cells, and beyond that level will suffer acute nausea, hair loss and other symptoms.

A dose of 5,000 millisieverts is fatal.

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