How we take care of the earth is how we take care of ourselves.
It has taken a year but finally “a U.S. Senator finally got off his ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there. What he saw was horrific. Reactor No. 4 building is on the verge of collapsing. Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1,565 fuel rods.” If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire that could wipe out most of the northern hemisphere; certainly it would be a massive civilization-breaking event.
After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear facilities, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki saying, “The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected. The precarious status of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”
Fukushima Daiichi Reactor building 4 and exposed fuel pool
Image source: Asahi Shimbun
1,565 fuel rods translates into 460 tons of nuclear fuel stored in pool in a barely intact building on its third and fourth floors. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode. The worst-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but also the disintegration of spent-fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. The wall of the south side is falling apart at reactor No. 4 and Dr. Helen Caldicott said she would evacuate her family from Boston if it did.
Consolo says, “If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods. This may be the most important thing you ever pay attention to for the sake of your family, friends, your neighbors, every one you know and meet, all of humanity.”
“Preliminary reports of soil contamination are starting to come in from the USGS, who has seemed reluctant to share this information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination out of the entire U.S. Iodine, cesium, strontium, plutonium, uranium, and a host of other fission products have been coming directly from Japan to the west coast for thirteen months. Reports in the past week indicate the pollen in southern California is radioactive now too, and it is flying around, and if you live there and go outside, you are breathing it in. And so are your children,” continued Consolo.
Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming reconstruction effort and will involve charting in unknown waters. Reports indicate that things are so hopeless at the plant that workers are not even working on weekends and certainly governments around the world have not gotten together in a desperate Manhattan Project (in reverse) to save humanity.
Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive, is claiming that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is already 10 times worse than the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union. If that is true it’s already taps for a whole lot of men, women and children in the northern hemisphere with the absolute promise that the radiation will continue relentlessly through the coming years. It is sounding like nuclear hell coming to earth to teach us something about our arrogance, massive stupidity and pathetic weakness.
While our government would love us all to believe that the nuclear problems in Japan are under control, nothing could be farther from the truth. Engineers for Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) say readings of airborne radiation inside reactor No. 2 showed almost 73 sieverts per hour this week. To put that into perspective, exposure to that amount of radiation would kill a normal person within minutes. These levels are some of the highest readings since the beginning of the disaster and there is no one telling us that this nuclear contamination will lessen.
MOX Plutonium Fuel
The mixed oxide fuel (MOX) reactor, which burns with plutonium/uranium, is more deadly than those burning on uranium-enriched fuel, according to nuclear experts. The half-life of plutonium-239 in MOX is 24,000 years and just a few milligrams of P-239 escaping in a smoke plume will contaminate soil for tens of thousands of years. A single milligram (mg) of MOX is as deadly as 2,000,000 mg of normal enriched uranium meaning that one mg of MOX is basically two million times more powerful than one mg of uranium. If even a small amount of this potent substance escapes from the plant in a smoke plume, the particles will travel with the wind and contaminate soil for tens of thousands of years.
Ray Guilmette of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements said that plutonium “is thousands of times more radioactive than uranium,” if absorbed into the body.
Donald Olander, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, said that because plutonium decays quickly, it produces radiation that can kill cells in the body more quickly. But the plutonium itself would pose a severe threat only if it was involved in a violent reaction that turned it into dust particles that could be inhaled. No one knows the exact number but plenty of the fuel rods at risk are MOX, thus containing deadly plutonium. If that blows up then we might end up wishing we had had a nuclear war instead.
Limited Nuclear Exchange
If you want to know what this means from mainstream sources, tune into what International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and its U.S. affiliate,Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) are saying would happen from just a limited nuclear war—forget about a full-scale meltdown of thousands of dirty nuclear fuel rods.
More than a billion people around the world would face starvation following a limited regional nuclear weapons exchange (such as a clash between India and Pakistan) that would cause major worldwide climate disruption, driving down food production in China, the U.S. and other nations, according to a major new report released by Dr. Ira Helfand, the author of Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk. Helfand said, “The needless and preventable deaths of one billion people over a decade would be a disaster unprecedented in human history. It would not cause the extinction of the human race, but it would bring an end to modern civilization as we know it.”
The Dalai Lama summaries the situation saying, “We have degenerated into an insane society, unconsciously committing mass suicide by ecocide. Unrestrained corporate capitalism coercively and insidiously exploits vulnerable people and myopically plunders, depletes and corrupts finite planetary resources that sustain life. Billions of people suffer needless poverty, starvation and avoidable disease, while obscenely privileged corporate, political and religious plutocrats greedily acquire power and excessive material wealth far beyond their conceivable needs.”
Special Note: These subjects are covered in my Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome book as well as the second edition of my Iodine book (both published in 2011), which dive deeply into the issue and threat of radioactive iodine. Having lots of sulfur on hand as well as sodium bicarbonate, iodine, clay and magnesium is a good start for a radiation survival home pharmacy.
Dr. Mark Allan Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
 The Manhattan Project was a research and development program, led by the United States with participation from the United Kingdom and Canada that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II with intent to end the war.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project
March 24, 2011
It must be very obvious to the people who have been carefully following the news of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant accident. There is a very close relationship between water and radiation. Through water, radiation spreads out, at the same time, water is the matter that can prevent the spread of radiation.
Now, they are pumping sea water and clear water to the plants in order to prevent the spread of radioactive substances, risking the lives of self defense personnel and firefighters who have to get very close to the site. However, they already detected radioactive matters in the water of water treatment plant in Tokyo. I think water molecules underground and in the atmosphere quickly carried the information of radiation. I don’t know the mechanism of it since I’m not a specialist and I have never studied nuclear theory. However as a person who has been studying hado I had an intuition. I thought the reason why these two are connected was because they both exist based on hado characteristics.
I'm not sure why they do that....This is what Commander Eileen Collins, the
first woman to lead a United States Shuttle mission, said when she looked
back to the earth in 2005 and saw some of the deep wounds of the earth, in
the man made environmental devastation of central Africa. But it is not only
Africa that is affected. The problem is global.
'AND THE SEA SHALL TURN TO BLOOD' ...
... A 'BIBLICAL' CATASTROPHE THAT WILL AFFECT US ALL
THE 'SPILL' (UNCONTROLLED GUSH) WILL DEVASTATE AMERICA?
YES, BUT THAT'S THE IDEA
Hello all ...
The gulf oil spill is bad but it could become much, much worse and soon. The threat is a hurricane moving over the spill. If a hurricane’s violent winds track over the spill, we could witness a natural and economic calamity that history has never recorded anywhere or anytime. We will literally be in oil-soaked waters. We will have witnessed the first oilicane.
A category one hurricane (on a scale of 1 to 5) has maximum sustained winds of 74 to 95 miles per hour near the eye. A category five hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 156 to 200 miles per hour. The difference between the two storms is gigantic and non-linear. The latter hurricane may cause 250 times more damage than the former.
Today, the Grandmothers woke me with this message and told me to send it out:
"We ask you to cast, anchor, and hold the Net of Light stead for the Gulf of Mexico. This crisis is affecting the entire world, and humanity is asleep. Wake up! Animals are dying; plants are dying and your Mother is writhing in agony. If you hold the Net of Light steady at this time, you will help stave off further catastrophe. You have been lulled into a false sleep, told that others (BP) will take care of this problem. This is not so. And this is not the time for you to fall into oblivion.
Over the past few days, whilst enjoying the sunshine on Hampstead Heath, I have been very aware of the sheer number planes crossing the sky, and their loud intrusive roar.
For five days or so last week, London was blessed with silent skies. A wondrous stillness was apparent from the lack of activity up there, that filled me with joy. Its not until all that noise stops that one realises the impact of it. And its not just the noise, it’s the whole energy of the planes and of air travel as we currently put up with it. The huge airports, the pollution, the extreme busyness up there, and the general sense of the overwhelming need to be somewhere else, fast.
I fly quite a lot, and I am probably not going to stop, although when the planes were all grounded, I realised I would also be fine, to never fly anywhere, ever again. I was loving it, grateful for that volcano in Iceland, which seemed to me a cheeky move by mother earth to give us humans another lesson about how powerless we are in the face of her magnificence. She merely clears her throat and sends clouds of ash into the sky to disrupt our mistaken belief that we are in control.
Anyway, those magical still days came to an end, and the planes took up residence in the skies again as if it is their divine right.
All this got me thinking as to how much we put up with, how much we take for granted as just being the way things are. Let’s face it, airplanes are a crappy design. They seem so crude and clunky and polluting, and I don’t want them cluttering up the sky. Like cars, they have hardly changed since they appeared on the planet, just modified. Its now time for a complete rethink and redesign of how we move around. I don’t think we are ready for teleportation yet, we are still too stuck in space-time materiality, although I perceive this to be gradually getting looser, less fixed. I am convinced however that technologies probably already exist that could move us about speedily, silently, cleanly. I envision aircraft that can lift directly up from the ground, so no need for huge concrete runways. These new planes would be silent, and almost transparently invisible in the sky, and would not leave jet trails.
The development of such new technologies has been severely handicapped and at times strangled by the oil industry over the years. And funding to realise radically new projects is hard to find. But the oil era is coming to an end, and its time for some fresh ideas…….. let’s all envision this together and not just settle for less…… if a fraction of the money spent on military research was put into this we could soon be living in the era of silent clean fast transport.
I did a quick google search and found that there is some research in this area…… check these out for some inspiration…..
This project for silent aircraft is really just upgrade of present aircraft technology. It made a buzz in 2006, and I can’t find any progress on it since then…..
Solar planes are an area of development, but so far can only carry one or two passengers
Here is a list of other ideas out there, some of which are quite “out there”……
The most likely of these new technologies to come into usage any time soon are probably in hypersonic flight – these aircraft will fly so high that they would not be visible or audible except on take off and landing. The flight time from europe to australia would be around 4 hours, for the same cost as a current business class ticket. Not sure how fuel-efficient it is though? Most likely quite a gas-guzzler.
Visionary Jacque Fresco has some ideas for future transportation on his Venus Project site…
The maglev train is the future of ground transportation and could possibly also travel across oceans through large tubes on the seabed. Check out the Vactrain, which could travel from New York to London in an hour!