Monday, March 14, 2011

Likely Meltdown Is Underway

Breaking: Japan Says It Is Likely Meltdown Is Underway in 3 Reactors

The Gateway Pundit
March 14, 2011
By Jim Hoft

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Radiation: The worst case scenario

Radiation From Fukushima Would Take 7 Days To Reach U.S.

Prevailing wind conditions would send fallout drifting towards west coast cities

March 14, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson

Radioactive particles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear facility would take around a week to reach Alaska and eleven days to reach Los Angeles, according to an analysis, which highlights the fact that prevailing winds over the region would send any potential fallout from the crisis-hit plant drifting towards west coast cities in the United States.

Given the fact that many analysts believe the Japanese government is grossly understating the amount of radioactive particles released by the two separate explosions to affect the Fukushima plant, one which occurred Saturday and one earlier today, monitoring stations in Alaska will not know if there is a threat from such radiation until Saturday at the earliest.

“Radiation detected at the Fukushima plant on Monday is twice the maximum seen so far,” the BBC is reporting, citing Kyodo News.  Read More


CHAIN REACTION MELTDOWN: All The Nuclear Reactors In Quake Hit City Will Explode

Japan has long history of nuclear cover ups
March 14, 2011

All the nuclear reactors at the earthquake stricken Fukushima Dravidic plant are likely to melt down and explode in a chain reaction that will signify the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster.

The two explosions have already compromised the surrounding facilities. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a 20-km exclusion zone around the plant.

Everyone in the immediate vicinity of the facilities is dead.

As reported by the BBC:

Japanese engineer Masashi Goto, who helped design the containment vessel for Fukushima’s reactor core, says the design was not enough to withstand earthquakes or tsunamis and the plant’s builders, Toshiba, knew this.

Mr Goto says his greatest fear is that blasts at number 3 and number 1 reactors may have damaged the steel casing of the containment vessel designed to stop radioactive material escaping into the atmosphere.

He says that as the reactor uses mox (mixed oxide) fuel, the melting point is lower than that of conventional fuel. Should a meltdown and an explosion occur, he says, *****nium could be spread over an area up to twice as far as estimated for a conventional nuclear fuel explosion. The next 24 hours are critical, he says.

ABC News In Australia reports:

Currently the reactors are releasing small amounts of xenon-137 and iodine-131, which have a half life of 3.8-minutes and eight days respectively. But experts are more concerned by the release of cesium-137, which has a 30-year half-life.

Professor Aidan Byrne, director of the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra, says there’s still a chance the Japanese reactors could go into meltdown.

“It’s not impossible, because they have problems with the coolant. The Three Mile Island accident which is the previous one similar to this certainly did have a core meltdown. So it could happen in one or maybe even two of these [reactors],” he says.  Read More