Reactor 3 at its Limits, Sea Water Damaged Pumps, Reactors 5 & 6 Pools heating

Earlier press conference it was disclosed that reactor 3, Fukushima Daiichi plant, had reached its “limits”.  Gamma radiation detected.

Officials have also stated that the use of sea water had damaged cooling pumps, which is why they had to replace them.

Reactors 5 & 6 spent fuel rod pools are showing increasing temperature. At the current […] Continue Reading…

How did the Soviets deal with Chernobyl Disaster? Sand, Lead, Concrete

The situation in Japan, with Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is similar to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, in that nuclear fuel was exposed.  The Japanese are trying to deal with the situation by dumping water onto the reactors and spent fuel pools. At this point only partial melting of fuel rods have occurred. How did […] Continue Reading…

U.S. Dollar crashing against Japanese Yen

The U.S. dollar has fallen in value against the Japanese Yen.  This is because Japanese government and corporations are cashing in their chips. They are cashing in the foreign bonds they hold, in order to raise cash to help deal with the disasters. Corporations, including insurance companies which expect pay out huge claims, are […] Continue Reading…

Analyst says water dropping NOT enough

To put the cooling situation in perspective, an analyst in Japan pointed out that each water drop by helicopter, drops about 7 tons of water.

The spent fuel pools/ponds use up to 2000 tons of water (yes, 2000 tons). It is clear that even with several drops, it is not enough.  Plant officials reported that […] Continue Reading…

Japan Disaster start of Global Great Depression

For a third day, the DOW fell big, along with other U.S. stock markets.  Stock markets around the world being affected. This is because Japan has become the “parts” supplier to the global economy.  Auto parts to electronic chips are made in Japan.  This production has come to a virtual stand still.  One analyst […] Continue Reading…

Japan expands evacuation area, asks Medical Personnel all over Japan to Help

Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, says nuclear danger area expanded to 80km (50 miles).

Reports that the U.S. has expanded the area to 90km, Edano could not confirm.

Edano also asking all medical personnel in Japan to prepare to help.  Expectant women have priority.

Defense Minister says Radiation Too High, conducting cooling operations anyway

Japan Defense Minister, Toshimi Kitazawa, just said that radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi are too high to safely conduct ground operations, as well as aerial operations. Despite the dangerous radiation levels, the situation is so bad that they have decide to re-start cooling operations.

At an altitude of 300 meters (984 feet), 87.7 millisieverts (87,7oo […] Continue Reading…

Idaho National Labratory watching events in Japan, Sea Water may not work

Officials at INL are watching events in Japan very carefully. The INL has their own reactor, and it is the location for the first nuclear plant in the United States.

The INL continues to be active in nuclear power, and clean up, applications.

INL officials say the use of sea water to cool nuclear reactors has […] Continue Reading…

Police spraying water on Reactor 4, Military dropping water on Reactor 3

Police from Tokyo have begun using their riot control water trucks to spray water on reactor 4, Fukushima Daiichi.

The JSDF has resumed dropping water on reactor 3, despite high radiation levels.  Officials say the overheating situation has become so bad that they had no choice but to have helicopter crews be exposed to high […] Continue Reading…

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