I'm very afraid that something very wicked this way comes. It is known as radiation and it can come with a blast wave, be swept through the wind, or be carried in the ebb and flow of the ocean.
We could all be at imminent risk for another very large exposure from Fukushima Daiichi, particularly people living closest to the plant and those directly downwind through local wind and through the jet stream.
The first sign of imminent danger is spiking radiation. Enenews reports, via NHK, that levels have spiked 2,000 times. This is yet the most recent report of spiking rad levels at the plant. Here is what NHK writes:
[Excerpt] The radiation readings were from 70 to 1,800 millisieverts per hour, although none of the tanks showed any visible fall in their water levels, the plant operator said, adding it is investigating the cause [end]. (NHK http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/09/243727.html)
The article is implying that the spiking rads are not coming from the tanks.
Today, Kat, from the Enenews webcam forum, captured a flash on the TBS webcam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCyTZoeeRck&feature=youtu.be
ChasAha, also from the forum, took stills. Both Chas Aha, Kat, and I agree that the flash stills resemble a blast wave:
Original Screen Shot #1: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2099954/Rad%20White%20Flash%2020130813%2001.jpg
Filtered Screen shot #2: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2099954/Rad%20White%20Flash%2020130813%2002f1.jpg
So, we have radiation levels spiking and they don’t appear to be coming from tank leaks and we have strange flashes on the cam. Meanwhile, the Japanese government is freaking out asking for assistance, yet nothing appears to be happening by way of a response.
I have not been this worried since the rad levels spiked in November of 2011. I honestly think the Daiichi site could possibly explode, and if it does it will be very large and very bad for life. The fallout would be intense and Daini and Tokai might have to be abandoned
Circumstantial evidence drawn from the webcam suggests changes have occurred over the last 3 months at the plant. Daiichi has looked unstable since mid-June, when the massive steam eruptions became longer, more regular, more voluminous, and more ‘smoky’ looking.
Take a look at these screenshots from August 20. That was a bad week:
Wotcha's link from August 20 http://m1310.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/Wotcha1/Fuku20thAug2013v1_zpsb209dafc.jpg.html?o=4
Pure water's screen shots of the Aug 20th event: http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/porewater4/media/200817_zpsaad
The plant looked more stable last week, until today when the blast-flash phenomenon occurred.
I feel that acting as if the worst scenario could potentially unfold is a rational risk-mitigation strategy. After all, the worst case scenario is precisely what Japanese officials are warning of, although they’ve been reticent to pin down exactly what the worst case scenario actually is:
[excerpt] Chairman of the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority Shunichi Tanaka was quoted Thursday by The Wall Street Journal as saying the situation was alarming "We cannot waste even a minute," he said. "This is what we have been fearing.".…Atsunao Marui, director of research at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, said the situation is likely to get worse. "It's important to think of the worst-case scenario," he said. [end](cited from Worst-case scenario' at Fukushima Aug. 22, 2013 at 7:45 AM http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/08/22/Worst-case-scenario-at-Fukushima/UPI-63001377171938/)
Risk mitigation strategies are rational strategies that aim to reduce impacts of dangers. Preparation is not panic and it is not fear-mongering.
The disaster of which I write about may never occur, but the tension in the media, among politicians, and by Japanese scientists is very THICK and the force, if you will, does not feel right at all (e.g., http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/08/outgoing-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-warns-of-serious-cyber-attackunprecedented-natural-disaster/)
I recommend having a plan in place for your family in the event of sudden power disruption and having on hand the food and water necessary for at least several months. Having access to an underground water source that one could access without power would be ideal, but probable few people are so situated.
EVIDENCE of recent criticalities here http://www.academia.edu/4314657/Fukushima_Update_Aug_2013 or here
Introduction to Majia's Blog and Index of Posts Here http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/break-from-bloging.html
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- Analysis of Recent Nuclear Criticalities at Daiich...
- It is NOT merely a random camera effect
- What is IT?
- Could these be neutron rays?
- What is HAPPENING at Fukushima Daiichi???
- Fukushima Daiichi Emissions June 26-27: Smoke Seem...
- Daiichi is Getting Hotter: Opinion Based on Two Ye...
- Daytime Steam Eruption at Fukushima Daiichi
- TBS and Tepco Webcams Do NOT Match
- Update on Nuclear Criticalities at Daiichi
- Recent Criticalities at Fukushima June 2013
- INTRODUCTION to Majia's Blog and EXPLANATION FOR B...
- Daiichi Continues to Look Very Hot and Steamy
- INDEX: SOME BLOGS I FOLLOW
- How Far We've Fallen
- The War Between Nuclear Physicsts/Engineers and Ge...
- More Evidence of Atmospheric Steam/Smoke Releases ...
- Today's Steam Release Visible on Tepco Cam
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- LINKS: PLUTONMY, DESPOTISM, DISPOSSESSION
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- GLOBAL CRISIS: HUMANITY AT RISK
- Abe Wants to Intensify Efforts to Restart Nuclear ...
- NYT Editorial: The Global Plight of Disabled Child...
- Sparks and Gaseous Emissions from Unit 3
- Autism and the Environment: Let's Study Radiation
- Lead in Our Lipstick, Arsenic in our Chicken
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