Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Alarming Saber Rattling by US and North Korea

Although its hard to know what's real in this house of mirrors, the current rhetoric leads only to very dark places:
(2nd LD) N.K. warns of pre-emptive nuke strike on U.S. ahead of armistice anniv.Yonhap News Agency,

SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Wednesday to stage a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States upon Washington's miscalculation ahead of the 64th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.

Pak Yong-sik, the minister of North Korea's armed forces, made the remark during his speech in a meeting to mark the anniversary slated for Thursday.

"If enemies misunderstand our strategic status and stick to options of staging a pre-emptive nuclear attack against us, we will launch a nuclear attack on America's heart as the most relentless punishment without warning or prior notice," Pak was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Why is Trump playing this game of brinksmanship?

Perhaps nuclear war is no longer perceived by our so-called leaders as "unthinkable" after a century of heedless radiation contamination of planet Earth has inured them to its existential dangers....


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Little Sunfish Finds Shards of Reactor Fuel at Fukushima Unit 3

First, please see my previous post on Fukushima Daiichi's Unit 3's reactor fuel:
How Much Fuel Was in Fukushima Unit 3's Reactor?

Where is the fuel from Fukushima Unit 3 Reactor 
Second, please take a look at a video of Unit 3 published by the Asahi Shimbun showing some fuel found by the Little Sunfish robot

The robot is approximately the size of a loaf of bread. It has found some damaged fuel in reactor 3's outer containment, which is flooded with continuous injections to keep fuel cool.

At 4 seconds into the video we can see some damaged fuel and what looks like disturbance in the water. Can anyone decipher what is causing the disturbance?

Is it merely a reflection or is the broken fuel causing the disturbance?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Strangeness at Fukushima Daiichi

It has been raining at Fukushima. The hot fuel and the precipitation appear to be producing large amounts of steam but the steam production appears EPISODIC rather than continuous

Here are screenshots from the last two days with the high strangeness beginning this morning. TEPCO has most of the lights at the site OFF as you can see in the attached pdf of screenshots


Looking at these images, you might wonder whether the "emissions" are merely fog. I sincerely hope that I'm wrong and what I've documented here is merely fog for if I'm correct in my interpretation conditions have deteriorated suddenly.

Please see my posts over the last week for more discussion on this point.