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Fukushima killing life in the ocean
Material posted: Publication date: 15-02-2017

One of the reactors of the emergency Japanese nuclear power plant sprang a leak, the molten fuel comes into contact with groundwater.

azeta The Japan Times has published recently the stunning news: "radiation Levels in the containment of the reactor No. 2 of the damaged NPP "Fukushima-1" reached a maximum value at 530 sieverts per hour — the highest figure since the accident in March 2011". The newspaper refers to the official administering the company Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. (Tepco). Japanese officials call this level the "exorbitant" and "unimaginable". And no wonder — this figure is several hundred times the lethal dose. However, this killer information almost not interested in the world's media, politicians and society.

But first — a summary of the previous "series": March 11, 2011 due to the powerful earthquake and tsunami on the NPP "Fukushima-1" was put out of action power supply and a backup diesel generators that led to the core meltdown of the reactors at units 1, 2 and 3. On these blocks for several days there were explosions, and the fourth — the fire in the storage of spent nuclear fuel with emissions of radioactive substances.


Active actions of the Japanese people to stabilize the situation at the plant continued until the end of 2011, three reactors were placed in a state of so-called cold stop. In December 2013 the plant was closed.

Notice that the nuclear disaster at the "Fukushima-1" was rated the highest — seventh — level on the International nuclear event scale. As the Chernobyl disaster. From the 30-km (closed still) zone around the Chernobyl plant "clean space" was relocated to 116 thousand people. From the zone of radioactive Japanese disaster almost a third more — 160 thousand.

According to the newspaper The Japan Times, the previous high was the radiation was defeated in the reactor at 73 SV per hour, and it is also fatal to humans. The company Tepco said that the "high radioactive radiation was registered about housing a reactor core which, as previously considered, holds the radioactive fuel. Such high levels of radiation suggests that leakage of part of fuel."


Specialists the question inevitably arises: how do the Japanese are going in such unthinkable levels of radiation — a person can die from even a momentary exposure to these 530 sieverts per hour to investigate the situation, conduct, finally, the dismantling of the three destroyed reactors? As the staff of the Japanese National Institute of radiological Sciences, doctors have never dealt with such high levels of radiation. According to the Institute, only four of sievert of radiation can kill a person. Japanese experts say that even one sievert (1000 millisieverts, mSv) can lead to infertility, hair loss and cataract, and the impact of higher doses of just 100 mSv increases the risk of cancer.

A small educational program for those who since the Chernobyl disaster used to evaluate the nuclear trouble in x-rays. One sievert is equal to 100 roentgens. Dose three to five sieverts — diagnosis "acute radiation illness" (ARS), bone marrow damage, and death within 30-60 days. 10-15 sieverts, and death in two to three weeks. That's what happened with the Soviet firemen (they were, of course, much higher doses) when extinguishing a reactor at Chernobyl in April—may 1986. Instant death or delayed by a few days comes with the defeat of the body more than 15 sieverts per hour. For comparison, now the Japanese reactor, which is going to be demolished, — 530.


However, the situation is even more complicated the task of the Japanese nuclear for decommissioning the destroyed reactors. The key question is: how in such levels of radiation to remove the fuel? (It is known that the government and the company planned to do so in 2021, waiting for cooling the "infernal" machines and falling levels of radiation.) In the coming weeks, planned to begin work with remote control, that is, the use of robots to check what is happening inside of the reactor containment, but the company will likely have to change your plan.

If about how to use people, and no one thinks (this is only in the Soviet Union people were on the deed with your bare hands, dumping the graphite from the roof of the Chernobyl reactor, and in Japan there are none), bet on robots with the newly discovered circumstances does not cause the local specialists have much optimism. First, even for robots will have to reconsider the route. Moreover, given the extra level of radiation, they will be able to work at least two hours, say Japanese scientists. The thing is that even robots can survive the radiation not above 1,000 sieverts per hour — with these technical features it is designed. And if on the basis of the calculation in 73 SV controlled "assistant" would work (theoretically) for more than ten hours, at present 530 units he will "die" in less than two hours.

However, technical problems — this is just the beginning. "Berries" of the Fukushima disaster, the environmental disaster to the oceans and its inhabitants, which stubbornly silent for nearly six years.


As The Japan Times reports, "on the grid directly under the reactor was discovered a black mass. On the image taken remotely controlled camera, you can see that the lattice is lost, and under the body of the primary reactor Thermoblock formed a six-foot hole." That is, the molten fuel is already out there. Its true condition is unknown, as radiation is too high that a person could check. As stated last year the broadcasting company ABC supervisor of the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" Was Massoud, is still not established the location of the uranium melt in the affected reactors. "In reactor No. 1's fuel melted the bottom of the reactor vessel and fully emerged. In the 2nd and 3rd reactors remained from 30 to 50% fuel, the rest melted. Unfortunately, we don't know where this fuel is". Seems to have finally learned.

The details and the details of what that means for the environment — discharge of molten uranium fuel — and what threatens — or newspaper, neither the power company Tepco does not go. Meanwhile, even the layman is clear that there was another disaster: the destruction of reactor No. 2 nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" is in contact with the Pacific ocean, turning its waters into a radioactive solution flows into the oceans.


According to ecologists, in particular, the American Whitney Webb, "only three months after the disaster in the Pacific ocean was dumped radioactive chemicals in excess of the emissions during the Chernobyl disaster. However, in reality actual figures may be much higher, as in recent years, it has been proven by several scholars, the official Japanese estimates do not correspond to the actual state of Affairs." (Of mutual responsibility and lie about the Fukushima accident Japanese heirs of the CPSU Central Committee "Rosbalt" and also wrote, and more than once.)

"Fukushima" after almost six years continues to dump in the Pacific ocean, 300 tons of radioactive water daily — it is admitted even by officials. "So do not be surprised, writes Whitney VEB on the American website The True Activist that Fukushima had already radiated the entire Pacific ocean." She argues, with reference to the serious researchers that some parts of the West coast of North America over the last few years you feel the action of the Japanese radiation. For example, some time after the accident, the gills, mouths and eyes, fish in Canada, began to leak blood. The government of this "disease" ignores, even though it is 10% reduction in local fauna, including the North Pacific herring. In Western Canada independent scientists in 22 days after the accident, recorded the increase in the level of radioactive iodine by 300%. According to their forecasts, the level of radiation in the Pacific will grow.


"In the U.S. state of Oregon starfish began to lose his legs and then completely decay, — according to Whitney the web, when this region in 2013 reached radiation. Now starfish are dying in record numbers, putting at risk the entire oceanic ecosystem of the region. However, government officials say not "Fukushima" to blame for this, although after the accident the level of radiation in Oregon tuna increased three times. In 2014, the radiation on the beaches of California increased by 500%. In response, government officials stated that the radiation comes from the mysterious "unknown" source and that's nothing to worry about". All the words the author supports with references.

But the Fukushima disaster has had an impact not only on the West coast of North America. Now scientists say that the entire Pacific ocean was 5-10 times more radioactive than during the Second world war and immediately after it, when the US government experienced underwater atomic bomb in the Pacific ocean.

The most disgusting thing in this whole Fukushima nuclear story is that it is almost never said Western politicians, famous scientists, the media. Why? As suggested by the author Whitney the web, because the Japanese company Tepco is a subsidiary of General Electric — one of the largest companies in the world, controlling numerous media and politicians. Perhaps in this lies the secret global conspiracy of silence around the nuclear disaster at the plant "Fukushima-1"?

After all, if something like that happened in Russia and Moscow for almost six years sent hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive water into the ocean, from Washington to Brussels and then everywhere would stand universal scream. As it was, however, after the Chernobyl accident in the Soviet Union. But there the classification was due to the inhuman Communist system. And in fact it appears that today the democratic world, stubbornly ignoring the terrible consequences of the nuclear disaster in Japan, gives a head start of the Soviet totalitarian. Double standards — this is already evident and blind — basic instinct free world. And the Japanese radiation with this approach, of course, safer Soviet.

Alla Yaroshinskaya


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