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Core melt down at Fukushima Daiichi plant: nuclear fallout map

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Surfing the Apocalypse 12 March 2011 · 1,297 views

Not looking good for the home team...

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At this point I suggest the folks in Northern Hemisphere to get a good command of the following simulation and follow it in the next days.

http://squall.sfsu.e...ream_model.html

(On that map, Japan is on the left side, in the vertical middle. You need to configure the animation - select 4 days, 6 hrs, click Build animation, and then it's good to pause it and animate manually by clicking Next.)

When the winds from Japan reach you, stay indoors for a week or two if you can afford it, or at least AVOID RAIN, and you may avoid serious trouble, including cancer.

And PLEASE don't rely on mass media or governments to tell you the truth. Investigate, just how HORRIFIC the Chernobyl fallout was. Link here: http://en.wikipedia....on_human_health

If you see radiation warning for your country then that's fine, but if you don't see it, do not assume the air is clear.

Real-time Radiation Monitoring:

Japan (should be fine for now, as the wind blows east): http://www.bousai.ne.jp/eng/

USA: http://www.radiation...tionNetwork.htm

Germany: http://odlinfo.bfs.de/

Australia (probably not a nuke radiation, not sure): http://www.ansto.gov...tion_monitoring

Potassium Iodide: http://www.nukepills...sium-iodide.htm

More info about Chernobyl:

Chernobyl Radiation Killed Nearly One Million People: http://www.ens-newsw...0-04-26-01.html

Chernobyl disaster effects: http://en.wikipedia....isaster_effects

CHERNOBYL PLUME: COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY SUMMARY: http://www.davistown.../cbm/Rad7b.html

Peace and love.
Some background information on nuclear power plants and the consequences of a core meltdown. Source: "SHR" at Godlike Productions - http://www.godlikepr...sage1390224/pg1

First a very over simplified primer on how a nuclear "reactor" works so people can understand what we are dealing with here.

So...the way a nuclear power plant works is really pretty simple taken in broad strokes. It uses Uranium "fuel" to make heat, that heat boils water to make steam, the steam drives turbines much like fancy "Steam engines" and those steam engines drive generators which make electricity.

There ya go, you are now a nuclear power plant expert...lol..well..it's easy in broad strokes as I said, much like saying something like, "Put wings and a jet engine on it, grab the steering wheel and boom you're a pilot"...the actual real life operation is far more complicated, but the general underlying concept is just as simple as I put it.

So how and why does a nuclear power reactor work?

First the fuel, which is the central topic of discussion regarding the recent events. The fuel for the Japanese reactor and most all nuclear power plants on earth is Uranium. More specifically "Enriched Uranium" Uranium is a naturally occurring "metallic chemical element" found in the earth and we mine it pretty much like other metals, however as we all likely already know, uranium has some special properties.

Naturally occurring uranium is about 99.25% Uranium-238 isotopes or parts...this is more or less the dead stuff, the junk. It is also about 3/4% Uranium-235...this is the "good stuff" which creates the nuclear fission reaction. The beauty of U-235 is that it creates this fission reaction all by itself. It's a naturally fissionable isotope. What this means in simple terms is that hunks U-235 will "fight" with other hunks of U-235 by firing atomic particles at each other blasting off other atomic particles in a small explosion known as "Fission". That firing creates more fissionable "pieces" which get blown off and then those pieces blast into U-235 atoms which in turn creates more teeny explosions and carrying on the "chain reaction" known as fission...and that fission creates heat...lots of heat. All this takes place at the atomic level and it happens all by itself or naturally.

You get enough U-235 in some big pieces and slam them into each other?...you get a "critical mass" also known as a Hiroshima Bomb. You get some smaller pieces together to "fight"...you get nuclear fuel rods...pretty simple really and all it takes is "enriching" the level of the reactive U-235 to a level in the uranium metal where it can fight at the level you want. Enrich Uranium to about 2-5% you have nuclear fuel...enrich it a lot higher to say 90% or more?...you have "Weapons grade Uranium" for an atomic bomb. So now you know the entire core principal behind nuclear energy. Simple to say, but much harder to actually do, but that process is for another discussion....it's also quite dangerous as you have likely surmised, not only because those radioactive isotopes are deadly to humans, but also because that once the fission process starts?...it's virtually unstoppable...in fact the entire process system in a nuclear power plant is not really about starting the atomic fission at all, it's mostly all about controlling what happens naturally.

Just like sky diving isn't really about the falling part, that's easy, it's about the stopping part, lol, being under control, because if you don't control the falling part with a parachute?...well we all know what happens at the end of the sky dive ride down...Sudden contact with a medium sized planet and you die...much like a "melt down" in a nuclear power plant...it's the end of the line.

So now that you are a nuclear physist...put your knowledge of atomic science to work. One popular way is to build a nuclear power plant and make electricity. Simple concept as I laid out above, but the real life operation is very complicated. So to make it easy to understand, this all you need to do.

You have your nuclear fuel. Most commonly nuclear fuel is made into "pellets" or slugs of enriched uranium. Those pellets are inserted into long metal tubes and those tubes are then assembled into an array and that's your nuclear fuel "bundle" As you now know left to it own nature the fuel rods would be fighting as soon as they were near each other in the bundle. To prevent and control that natural fission you need "control rods" Control rods absorb the atomic particles fired back and forth by the U-235 fuel, they prevent the fission reaction by keeping the atomic particles the U-235 pellets fire off from reaching the other U-235 pellets.

Most commonly Control rods are graphite. So you insert your control rods between the nuclear fuel rods and you have a stable bundle...you remove the control rods?...the Uranium pellets begin launching particles and creating heat. So now you are in control of the whole process...you remove the control rods just a little bit?...you make a little heat. You remove them more?...you make more heat, simple.

So now you are going to put that heat to use in a nuclear power plant. You take your fuel and control rod bundle and put them in a vessel that can hold water, much like a pressure cooker. You put that "pressure cooker" in a containment building for safety, add water via various pipes and plumbing and close it off. Then use your atomic fission process to boil that water into steam and that's all there is to it. Use the steam to drive an "engine" or turbine and put it use...power an aircraft carrier or spin a generator and make electricity to sell. All in a neat self contained package that generates virtually unlimited heat energy until the U-235 metal runs out of particles to blast each other with, which is years. All to do with as you please....in theory...

So now that you know the entire nuclear fuel cycle it's easy to see why atomic power is so desirable even aside from the weapons aspect. Nuclear fuel rods will last for years and make a lot of usable energy, as long as they don't get out of control and break out of their atomic cage, which is what has apparently happened at the Fukushima reactor in Japan...

So what did happen and is happening at the crippled reactor in Japan...well the reports coming out aren't all very clear, but some things MUST have happened to create what we have seen and know as fact...and likely will see coming.

So as we all know Japan suffered a massive earth quake and the resulting tidal waves. This sent the nuclear power plants into emergency shut down mode...in essence slamming the control rods into the fuel bundle and "shutting down" the nuclear reaction. However you cannot just turn off a nuclear power plant like you shut off a water faucet...it's far more complicated than that. There is a lot of residual heat left in your nuclear reactor vessel and fuel bundle and it will stay hot for quite awhile. You must cool that entire assembly down via your plumbing...if you don't? the parts will burn and melt...and if the tubes holding the fuel pellets melt or if your control rods burn away?...the nuclear genie gets lose...and the naturally occurring atomic fight begins again...only now it's all broken free into a mess...a "melt down" and you aren't going to be able to put it all back into a neat package again because it's firing deadly particles all over the place in a wild rampage...causing more heat, breaking more U-235 fighters free..all getting worse and worse in a chaos of uncontrolled fission run amok.

If you cannot stop it?...the result is all your nuclear fuel and just about everything in contact with it is all melted into a super hot wad that will not stop it's fission process until it runs out of it's particles to happily fire away at itself and everything else around it. The resulting mess of nuclear fuel will create so much heat that it will melt everything in it's path...including the earth...which is where the term "China Syndrome" comes from. The theory that the meltdown wad could not be stopped until it melted through the earth all the way to China, it's debatable at best, but it illustrates the point pretty well too, that the chaotic fission mess mass is going burn so hot that once it gets going?...nothing known to man is going to stop it. As bad as that sounds?...well...it gets worse...

The whole time the U-235 mess is firing sub-atomic particles at itself and blasting away?..it's also breaking off other atomic hunks as nuclear waste...deadly to humans nuclear waste, not the least of which are radioactive Cesium and Iodine. So the whole mess is not something you want to let happen, in fact it's about the worst possible scenario that can happen during the operation of a nuclear power plant. So now you know what happens in a meltdown, so how close is this reactor to a full scale meltdown...

Well we know this...radiation has been released into the atmosphere. That is an incredibly bad sign because it means your once neat process is experiencing some very bad problems and it's beginning to bust lose, at least. The operators of the power plant decided to release radioactive steam in an attempt to decrease the too high pressure in the cooling system which was being over heated because the real cooling system and it's first line of defense backup system was broken down. The primary due to loss of power, the second line of defense due to the tidal waves knocking out the diesel generators. They were running on a limp along 3rd tier battery backup system that was only designed for the short term. Aside from possible other problems created by the historic earthquake and tsunamis that system seems to have been not capable of operating the cooling system long enough to sufficiently cool down the core to a safe level all by itself...and the plant operators ran out of time. The core began to overheat for whatever reasons, but there is no doubt that is what has happened and in fact we have been graciously allowed to hear of "cooling difficulties" by the "Mostly Shit Media" and the "No problemos doodsan" gov't officials.

The containment structure has exploded and no longer exists. There are not many ways that can happen as explosives are not kept in a nuclear reactor building. The virtually assured way that explosion did happen is that the cooling water was exposed to the nuclear fuel. The Uranium "cracked" the water molecules into the base elements of Hydrogen and Oxygen...as we all known hydrogen is explosive. Enough hydrogen accumulates and boom...Hindengurg bomb explodes in the containment building and destroys it as we have seen.

This is not only incredibly bad because it reveals a very seriously dangerous runaway nuclear condition is likely occurring, but it also removes a layer of protection between all of us humans and the "Core" which direct exposure to is deadly. You cannot have explosive gas being created in the containment building if the reactor core is still 100% intact, venting maybe, but not the latter...it's a very very bad sign.

At this point you can count on this. There is nuclear fuel exposed to what and where it not supposed to be. If and when that nuclear fuel is exposed to the atmosphere it not only spews forth deadly radioactive particles is also burns even hotter because it reacts with the oxygen. The more it burns the worse it gets, the worse it gets, the more will burn itself free repeating so on so forth in a runaway chain reaction and if it cannot be stopped?...the end result is a complete meltdown.

As bad as that is, this particular situation gets even worse...there is more than one reactor at this site...in fact there are four and we are already hearing about "cooling problems" in reactor number 2....

Any explosion at a place as complex as a nuclear power facility is going to create problems and further damage to necessary systems...and I don't care how well it designed against that happening, some damage is going to be done...even under the best conditions and obviously the conditions as a result of the disasters are nowhere near "best". There is radiation being bled off, how many nuclear engineers are going to stay on site and deal with the increasing problems under not only the hazards presented by the atomic reactors themselves, but all the problems created by the massive earthquake and Tsunamis. Obviously a lot of the tools those people would have under even standard "emergency conditions" are gone. There aren't too many tools left and some of those are going to deteriorate as time goes by.

They can to try to vent off steam and have done that...unfortuantely for us humans that steam is radioactive, not something you want to shoot into the air. They can basically poison the reactor with a fluid that "should" stop the fission reaction...I don't believe it's ever been done before and how that could be done with all the problems they are experiencing? I really do not know.

Considering that even the problems which they have admitted to are very high on the "Holy crap this is bad" scale? I myself would take into consideration that things are very likely worse than they are willing to admit, and they have admitted only after the detection of certain radioactive elements that their reactor has been "partially melting" they had virtually be "caught" into admitting even that. The presence of the hydrogen gas is also a very tell tale sign that the reactor core itself is very hot and that they may indeed be facing a virtually unstoppable nuclear monster.

They are already calling this the second worst nuclear disaster/accident in history, and it's far from over IMO and in the opinion of many experts as well. It's already bad enough with radioactive material being unleashed into the air...if it gets as bad as it could and gets even near a full blown "meltdown"?...it'll will get worse on an exponential scale with vast amounts of radioactive materials being spewed into the air and blowing around the world...and we all know what that will cause..the big C for cancer...it will only be a matter of how much and how bad at that point, but "no big deal" won't even be close to any terms used to describe that result.

The Stable Iodide pills (KI) are already being distributed locally, I would suggest that anyone who even thinks for a second that they are going to be in an area that's going to get any radioactive exposure at all that they get and take some too, they are really pretty harmless and won't hurt you if you take the proper amount and don't take them for years and years...I know I have some on hand, they are cheap and effective...I suggest everyone look into them.

The Japanese are performing a very delicate dance here guys...with an extremely fierce, erratic and deadly dance partner...and it's not Kabuki theater this time, it's very real...and if they trip....well...the results aren't going to be mere broken bones, it's going to be much much worse...so wish them luck...because we all need it on this one....

Some extra reading materials:

http://english.kyodo...1/03/77156.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium

http://www.epa.gov/r...l#healtheffects

Looks like they're trying to get even with us for Fat Man and Little Boy !!
They're well on the way!

Some more insight here:

Eek - time to run off to some serene place, such as the mountains you blogged about, and kiss my ass goodbye
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Not trying to minimize this at all but this stuff is really going to add fuel to the 2012 fatalists
Yeah, the 2012-tards will look for anything that seems to support their naïve belief in that Hollywood/TPTB fable. This stuff just is what it is. And we're still waiting to see ezzacly what that is.

With the terrible earthquake in Japan, let’s send thoughts, prayers as well as assistance to the Japanese.

I have had inquiries about the use of iodine to prevent problems secondary to the nuclear fallout that will occur. As the Japanese nuclear reactors release radiation into the air, the jet streams will push this radiation to the Western U.S. and Canada. There are estimates that the radiation fallout will reach the Western side of N. American in six to ten days. Furthermore, I have seen estimates that it is expected that 750 RADS may contaminate these areas.

How much is 750 RADS? One chest x-ray is approximately 3/100 RADS. One CT scan is 1 RAD.

Folks, potentially this is a lot of radiation. Fortunately, we have an item that can prevent this fallout from damaging us: iodine. If there is enough inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies unharmed.

It is important to ensure that we have adequate iodine levels BEFORE this fallout hits. How much iodine is recommended?

The CDC recommends using iodine to prevent injury from radioactive iodine fallout. Adults and women who are breastfeeding should take 130mg of potassium iodide. Children who are between 3 and 18 years of age should take 65mg of potassium iodide. Children who are adult size should take the adult dose. Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32mg of potassium iodide. Newborns from birth to one month of age should be given 16mg of potassium iodide.

When should you take iodine? For an acute exposure, you want to take iodine just before the exposure hits. Iodine is cleared out of the body within 24 to 72 hours after taking it. However, if you have been using ortho-iodosupplementation as I describe in my books and lectures (taking from 6-50mg/day of iodine and iodide), you should be covered. Remember, the goal is to not let the radioactive iodine bind in the body.

Potassium iodide can be found in many health food stores. Combinations of iodide/iodine can be obtained from holistic physicians. Iodoral, Iodozyme HP, and Lugol’s solution are examples of this form of iodine. For long-term treatment, combinations are much more effective. More information about this can be found in my book, Iodine Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 4th Edition (available at www.drbrownstein.com).

I do not recommend starting the first dose of iodine right now. It is important to follow the news reports and supplement accordingly. I would suggest starting iodine supplements within one to two days of the expected fallout. If the fallout is expected to continue, you may need to take more than one dose of iodine. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.


SOURCE: Dr. David Brownstein - http://drdavidbrowns...from-japan.html
My blessings are certainly with them. Without their training and amazing infrastructure, the human suffering would be unimaginable. If anyone can endure this they can but our assistance is, without a doubt, necessary.
Absolutely! You can support the emergency response teams heading out there. The Red Cross is a bloated bureaucracy and there are far better, more efficient charities out there. My favorite one is IOCC==> https://www.iocc.org...ng_donate1.aspx

Lean and mean, they are the Marine Corps of emergency response charities.
Very true.

While *CBS* is NOT my source for reliable/accurate information...

This article is one of several and shows how seriously flawed the Red Cross has become.

http://www.cbsnews.c...ain516886.shtml
Wow, great link, John! People should know this stuff before they start forking over cash to the Red Cross as a conditioned response because they the most PR.
It appears that the map is a pseudepigraphon but one consistent with actual jet stream maps; however, it is labeled as official when it seems that it is not. So, while the claimed authorship of the map seems to be false, the results it depicts may not be. More info at this link:

http://theintelhub.c...11/03/12/29810/

At least one official source, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) in Japan, claims that the reactor core has already begun melting down:

"The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said Saturday afternoon the explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core."

Cesium and iodine, by-products of nuclear fission, were detected around the plant. More at this link:

http://e.nikkei.com/...312D12JFF03.htm

Cesium has a halflife of 30.1 years, meaning it takes 30.1 years for its radioactivity to decrease 50%.

Given that we have a bonafide reactor core meltdown with cesium and iodine detected, then it's just a matter of it migrating by wind dispersal. The modeling site I linked to earlier will let you see that for yourself:

http://squall.sfsu.e...ream_model.html

Which will let you produce a dispersion map like this:

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Which is not dissimilar to pseudepigraphical map in question.

At any rate, the issue of the map being a pseudepigraphon is moot since we're now talking about not one but potentially SIX reactor meltdowns:

http://appliantology...s-six-reactors/
Oops!! Seems Vancouver Island is well within reach of some fallout.Guess we have to wait and see if all 6 go or not. Wasn't feeling too worried until you said "made by G.E." Good luck and all the best to the people in Japan.............
For the latest updates on what's going on with the Fukushima meltdown, check in with my Evernote page at

http://www.evernote....nucleardisaster

It's updated frequently with all alternative news sources, no corporate media lies and spin.

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