Fukushima NPP needs to be buried
Meltdown at Fukushima NPP
The final logical conclusion: Fukushima NPP needed to be buried. It’s a gone case.
It has to be done sooner than later because they can’t stop the fires, food and water being contaminated and thousands of US military personnel have left the country.
Workers burnt with radiation
Three workers injured and contaminated with up to 180 millisieverts of radiation, close to the recommended limit, after working in water 30 centimeters deep while laying a power cable.
Two of the workers were hospitalized with beta radiation burns on their feet after water had seeped into their boots.
Fukushima is likely to be a worse catastrophe than the Chernobyl 1986 disaster.
The radiation released by the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant already exceeds the Chernobyl catastrophe according to Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics.
The main stream media, as usual, downplays the severity of the crisis, despite the fact that the problems at the plant show no signs of abating.
Engineer revealed Fukushima Reactor #4 defective
Mitsuhiko Tanaka, engineer who helped build the containment vessel four decades ago, says it’s defective.
According to him the #4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may have relied on flawed steel to hold the radiation in its core.
He helped conceal a manufacturing defect in the ¥20 billion steel vessel installed at the reactor while working for a unit of Hitachi in 1974.
Food and water contaminated
The Japanese government instructed Fukushima Prefecture to halt shipments of broccoli and 10 other vegetables, and told consumers in the prefecture not to eat 10 of the products, as radiation levels far beyond legal limits were detected in them.
In Ibaraki Prefecture shipments of parsley and unprocessed milk were stopped.
The city of Kawaguchi, north of Tokyo, says radioactive iodine-131 has been detected in one of its 7 water purification facilities.
The municipal government announced on Thursday that it detected 120 becquerels of iodine per liter of water in a survey carried out on Tuesday. The reading is above the 100-becquerel safety level for infants.
The city is calling on residents to refrain from letting infants drink tap water.
US personnel evacuated
Thousands of U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel were evacuated from Japan to Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The USO confirmed that 15,000 U.S. personnel and their dependents will be hosted at USO centers at SeaTac and JBLM in the coming days.
The evacuation is part of the U.S. State Department’s voluntary evacuation of U.S. personnel following growing concerns at nuclear plants in Japan.