The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) issued a report this week which stated that a muon scan found no fuel inside the No.1 reactor vessel at Fukushima Daiichi (here). TEPCO propose that the corium (melted reactor core) is still inside the reactor’s concrete containment structure. Hmm, all you have to do is look at the incredibly high temperature of a melted reactor core, and then the melting point of concrete, to take that one with a pinch of salt.
TEPCO have been doing these muon scans for a number of months now. Muons are cosmic particles, a bit like electrons, which constantly bombard the Earth. Muons easily pass through most ‘solid’ objects, but a few get absorbed or deflected in proportion to a material’s density and thickness (you know, stuff like uranium or plutonium). Hence, by scanning for muons you can form an x-ray type image of a given object. The reason they have to use such high tech is because the melted cores of reactors 1, 2 and 3 are incredibly radioactive, and any human or robot approaching them will be almost instantly fried.
There are three melted reactor cores lose in the environment, and four years into the disaster, TEPCO still have no clue of exactly where they are. A few years back an EU-funded study concluded that intially Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the environment (here). A becquerel is a unit of measurement that counts the number of atomic disintegrations per second (ie, radioactivity). In relation to Fukushima the numbers are jaw-dropping, and they are ongoing, and will be well into the future. What we are basically talking about here is energy, and an oft used way to describe it is to say that one single becquerel equates to enough energy to flip over a grain of sand. That might not sound a lot, until you look at the jaw-dropping numbers coming out of Fukushima. This energy also destroys living cells. The Pacific Ocean die-offs have been quite well documented by the mainstream media. Here’s three recent reports…
… there could be any number of reasons why the Pacific Ocean has started dying just recently, but of course what sticks out like a sore thumb is that none of these news reports ever mention man-made radiation. Fukushima is the elephant in the room; and let’s get back to becquerels and energy again: two recent Pacific storms, Cyclone Pam and Typhoon Haiyan were category 5 storms; off the scale: there’s never been storms this violent in all recorded history (incidentally, these are all cyclones. The terms ‘typhoon’ and ‘hurricane’ are regional names for these storms). If such a storm hit a heavily populated area the death and destruction would be akin to a nuclear bomb going off. Here’s a standard dictionary definition of a ‘cyclone’…
An atmospheric system characterized by the rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center, usually accompanied by stormy, often destructive weather. Cyclones circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Cyclones are formed as warm, moist air rises up from the ocean. This leaves less air left near the surface, and this causes an area of lower air pressure. The air around this region has higher pressure, and so it rushes in to fill the low pressure area. This air also becomes warm and moist and so it rises, too. The cycle keeps going (hence the term ‘cyclone’), until a huge storm develops.
This now brings me on to the bag of ferrets known as ‘climate change’, which I really don’t want to get into because it has become so politicised and so much pseudo science is used by both sides of the debate. Here are some facts that I’ve tried to outline in this post:
1) the three melted reactor cores at Fukushima are pumping radioactivity (ie, energy) into the Pacific Ocean 24/7, and will continue to do so indefinitely.
2) since Fukushima there have been massive wildlife die-offs in the Pacific, the like of which has never been seen before. These die-offs have been quite well documented by the mainstream media.
3) since Fukushima there have been Pacific storms/cyclones the like of which have never been seen in recorded history.
And number 4, of course, is that no one ever talks about these facts…