Major crack in the south wall of Fukushima reactor 4: is this the end of the world as we know it?

May 20, 2012TOKYOIf there isn’t a large crack there is still the issue of the severely damaged Unit Number Four building ‘tilting.’ The 1500 spent fuel rods pond almost suspended in air on the fifth floor and the extreme potential for a slight earthquake or explosion to unleash a catastrophic radioactive chain of events ‘much worse than Chernobyl.’ “The spent fuel in the hobbled unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi not only sits in an elevated pool outside the reactor core’s reinforced containment, in a high-consequence earthquake zone adjacent to the ocean — just as nearly all the spent fuel at the nuclear site is stored — but it’s also open to the elements because a hydrogen explosion blew off the roof during the early days of the accident and sent the building into a list.” (See photo) A mysterious black substance five times more radioactive than the Chernobyl-Belarus mandatory evacuation zone was discovered 4 kilometers from the center of Tokyo, the Hirai Station. The mystery radioactive black substance discovered close to Tokyo on the heels of the discovery of Cesium in Fukushima Prefecture 122 times higher than in Belarus evacuation zone. -DBTPK
Dr. Michio Kaku, Flashpoints Daily News Magazine interview: Humans cannot come close to certain parts of the reactor site and even robots get fried. They’re delicate machinery; their micro-circuitry cannot withstand the intense bombardment of radiation. We’re talking about thousands of rads of radiation per hour being registered there and that is affecting the cleanup operation. “It will take years to invent a new generation of robots” able to withstand the radiation. The workers are like Samurai warriors, they’re like suicide workers. They know they are getting huge amounts of radiation going to the site. They can only go in, seconds to minutes, at a time doing work and then the next batch has to come in. Chernobyl had a half a million workers who worked minutes at a time. Here we have a situation much worse than Chernobyl simply because we have basically five reactors that could go up. One reactor setting off the next reactor, that’s a huge amount of radiation, over ten times the radiation inventory found in Chernobyl. “People don’t realize that the Fukushima reactor (Number 4) is on a knife’s edge; it’s near the tipping point. A small earthquake, another pipe break, another explosion could tip it over and we could have a disaster much worse, many times worse than Chernobyl. It’s like a sleeping dragon. Just in the last few weeks it’s been in the paper to some degree, Units 2, 3, and 4 have been shown to be in a very dire situation. Unit 2, we now know completely liquefied. We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power, a 100% liquefaction of a uranium core. Unit 3, on the other hand, Unit 4, on the other hand, has an even worse problem, and that it’s a spent fuel pond that is totally uncovered because of a hydrogen explosion that took place last year. The 1,500 rods that could be exposed to the air and then set off another spent pond with 6,000 rods. Altogether there are 11,000 rods in the Fukushima site that could be tipped over. A slight earthquake, a light explosion could set the whole reactor back into motion. And also, in regards to Unit 3, we found where we thought there was 33 ft. of water above the core. We put a TV camera in Units 2 and 3. We have TV pictures of the core; Unit 2 is completely liquefied, Unit 3 does not have 33 ft. of water on top of it, it has two feet of water. Two feet of water, not thirty-three, meaning that the core is completely, or partially covered, meaning it could liquefy. So between Units 2, which is completely liquefied, Units 3, which is totally exposed, and Unit 4, which has 1,500 spent fuel rods that, in principle, are exposed to the outside environment, we have a catastrophe in the making.” –Death by 1000 papercuts
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155 Responses to Major crack in the south wall of Fukushima reactor 4: is this the end of the world as we know it?

  1. here says:

    This is the beginning of the end of sea life on this planet,,Very sad times

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    • Henning says:

      They have to detonate a big H-Bomb over the site.
      it will incinerate all remaining Plutonium and Hot Particles.
      But it seem like they dont want to solve this plus.
      detonating a Bomb of Hydrogen in itself leaves very little radiation,
      but stalling the only solution only results in what you said here.
      the long term consequences of no actions taken
      is devastating to all life on Earth.
      Hot Particles from Fukushima is detected as far as Boston.
      Now this is serious indeed.

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    • Kim Donadio says:

      if the sea dies, we all die.

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  2. ONTHEMARK55 says:

    Im so glad that the U.S. Geological Survey has “no fear of damage” when a 6.0 earthquake hits the same coastline this monster sits on!

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  3. nickk0 says:

    I personally feel, that the main reason this horrific news has NOT gone ‘mainstream’ ( yet ), is because vested financial interests – Such as Wal-Street – do not want this to be.
    Here’s why.
    IF and when Unit # 4 collapses, who is going to INVEST their chips in the stock market ?
    Why buy stocks ? Why open a Savings account ?
    WHY invest funds in my 401K, when I won’t be AROUND to retire, since I will most likely be long dead ??

    I think that the Fukushima crisis, is already affecting people’s thinking, and is JUST ONE more reason, that leadership around the world is in crisis today….. BECAUSE they have LOST the faith and trust of the governed.

    People worry about what is going to happen to this mess, and leaders seem more interested in extracting money out of Greece and other debt-saddled nations.
    If Fukushima blows, this ^ will not matter anymore.

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    • Yes my friend, this is just the beginning.
      I agree with the comments of yourself Nikko People are now no longer wanting to be led like sheep.. When they see the senslessness of investing in more nuclear power generators when we know we do not know how to control its affects when things go wrong..
      And another Earthquake is on the cards as even more rumbles have been felt in that region..
      Be well and stay in the ‘Light’ and ‘Love’ Blessings ~Dreamwalker

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    • paul daniells says:

      well said, i agree.

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  4. nanoduck says:

    This is not good. Japan is having more earthquakes right now, and another big one can happen sometime soon. I was hoping that the “end-of-the-world” scenario would involve swift and sudden events, instead of slow, painful death such as from radiation poisoning. Nasty way to go.

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    • I think this is one of many crisis that are starting to converge into an apocalyptic scenario. Couple this with a global economic collapse, a potential thermal nuclear war in the Middle East, the endless retalitory terrorist events that will ripple from it, the increasing number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and death of the oceans, and the failure of growing seasons from extreme weather events and you’ve got your plate full. Then there are the threats from the skies.

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      • Phyllis says:

        oh no,that all sounds so bad when you put it all together that I dont know if I want to be alive to see it all,my heart might just fail me,it just is too much to fathom.God bless you so much for letting us know the truth when so many wont know what hit them and are in the dark.

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      • God bless you and thanks for your presence and contribution here.

        much love,
        Alvin

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      • nanoduck says:

        Good to know, Alvin.

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      • sarah says:

        There is something that is behind this all and that is the love spirit, we shall make it through he dark with colours of knowledge, we shall heal, believe, its the only way.

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      • Behind, every dark cloud lurks a rainbow…

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      • Chris B. says:

        what do you expect ?
        our “masters” (zionists, rothschild, bilderberg, call them what you want) brought us here all the way from mars as a slave race, but we are too many – hear the speeches of Bill Gates about depopulation by vaccination. the planet is plundered – we are too many – we are dangerous to them in this numbers.
        And we belong to them ………..

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      • I have no expections in the human race other than that God’s will be fulfilled in it. Sadly, I know how the story ends.

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      • nickk0 says:

        Alvin – Perhaps this is what He meant, when he said that flesh and blood, cannot / will not inherit the Kingdom of God. ( There won’t be any.)

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    • There is a lot of misinformation from readers here. There is no safe level of radiation. There has been a “plume gate”…major cover-up on the giant plume of radiation that spread all over the Northern hemisphere in the weeks following the initial accident. Governments stopped measuring, but some scientists continued. It’s in Kelp in California, it’s in the food chain. We’ve breathed “hot particles” and they are the worst. Cancers will result in 1-10 years and other serious diseases, also. Thousands of children, babies have already died in the months following 3-11-11. ..they died of phneumonia and SIDS but it was from the radiation.

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  5. JENNY MCNEAL says:

    PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.

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  6. mrneutr0n says:

    So where is the crack?

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  7. Mitch says:

    I’m confused. How even a major catastrophic event at the Fukushima mean the entire planet is doomed? Surely it would devastate Japan, possibly making the entire country uninhabitable like Chernobyl of today. And MAYBE some of the surrounding area, but beyond that?

    We’ve had thousands of above ground nuclear test from the late 1940’s to present. Even a 50 or 100 Megaton detonation by the Russians at one point in history. How is this any different? Might raise cancer levels around the world, like Chernobyl, but beyond that? Not doubting this, just not understanding it fully. Can someone explain the consequences. Alvin?

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    • IM
      Giant outer concrete sarcophagus proposed for Chernobyl

      Radiation means just that, it’s high energy particles that radiate outward by EM waves. It doesn’t sit still, ever. That’s what makes it so dangerous. There’s fears now that the accident is of such a critical nature and the levels of contamination are so high with exposure to the environment, ocean, soil and atmosphere that it may be beyond descent containment. What if the radiation begins to kill the crops in Japan and seeps into the ground water and then the ocean, and then the jet stream? What if Fukushima is the cancerous tumor that poisons the entire planet? How do you begin to build a concrete containment bunker around that many large reactors?

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      • Brandon says:

        Alvin,
        Some experts have forecasted a world extinction level event, at least the Northern Hemisphere if reactor four goes. Should mankind be concerned if four goes? Would we die slowly?

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      • ‘End of the world’ as in the dangers are the lethal levels of toxic elements created by these reactions when uranium is split or when these reactors go into meltdown mode and or when they release the radiation into the environment like strontium 90 and cesium -137. There was enough grams of plutonium in the Chernobyl reactor to lethally kill 100 million people and that was one reactor. We’re createing these extremely dangerous chemicals, elements, and toxins, most with incredible half lives that remain potent for hundreds of years, that we have proven we cannot adequately contain in the event of an accident or meltdown. All this to boil water….in a nuclear reaction. We create such lethal toxins for energy… our death is the suicide approach we’ve already taken with energy.

        Must of the H5N1 viruses also have a history of coming from Asia. What is the radiation starts genetic mutations in the influenza viruses for which we have no cure. There are all kinds of consequences from this that few have failed to see around. The man who fails to see the length of the ocean fails to sail with the proper boat.

        Japan’s 2011 H5N1 bird flu scare: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/health/04global.html

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  8. Rose says:

    Mans heart will fail them for fear of whats coming upon the earth. Wonder how much time is left.

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  9. Ila Con says:

    The light at the end of the tunnel just got eradicated. If you have somewhere to go in the southern hem you should make plans stat. If not follow your heart and live life to the fullest and ask the children around you for forgiveness, as they all just got cheated out of lives bounty because none of us did enough to stop these F**kers!

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  10. Jonesy says:

    I wonder who had the brain fart to put the spent fuel pool on the FIFTH floor? Ludicrous – You have to pump water to the fifth floor. I feel much better now that I know how smart the design engineers are that developed our nuclear power systems.

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  11. m c says:

    BOY ohh boy I keep seeing that name “Fuku-shima” and think how fitting.

    So how bad does it have to be to where ROBOTS,fricking robots get fried when they go in there?

    I guess its only fitting that the states get doused with japans radio-active spill after having been nuked by us long ago.

    There is no way that mess will get cleaned up fast enough to prevent even worse things from happening.

    Well I’ll just keep working our motorhome and hopefully get to enjoy it before its to late.

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    • Michele B. says:

      Hey m c just want to give you a shout-out. I have had the thought many times that “what goes around comes around” in regards to the nukes we dropped on Japan. I’m not so much afraid for myself and hubby, but wondering…. Should I try to convince my grown kids (especially the one with the grandbaby) to move to the Southern Hemisphere or will they just think I’ve lost the rest of my senses? (They’re already wondering about some of my senses.) Not asking for advice really just sharing my thoughts.

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      • pollyanna says:

        ha ha… here in the Southern Hemisphere things are not all fine and dandy, but if you have to choose between melting slowly or getting done in by a drug crazed kid… suppose the latter does seem more appealing.

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  12. Bobi says:

    All the government officials and the powers that be, have been, for several years, stock piling food, medicine and creating these underground huge shelters for them to escape into when things get bad here on the surface, such as nuclear war, Fukushima total meltdown and whatever other disasters will make life on the surface non sustainable. And, of course, they do not want the main stream media to report what is truly happening as human nature, being what it is, many will panic. I believe it would be better served to be forewarned as then most of us can prepare for whatever event happens. Many people are already prepared and have been prepping for some time, and not by any help from the government. We are pretty much on our own and I have prepared as best I can, and whatever happens will happen. One would think they might have learned from the Chernobyl incident… but no, we have kept multiplying and multiplying, using up all of our resources and now here we are, the virus, the cancer of this earth, a plague. Truly close to extinction by our own hand…

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    • Artoro says:

      Bobi:

      Yes they can go underground to get out of the immediate danger, but they to will eventually run out of supplies, the air filters will become old and worn out, and they won’t enjoy each others company as much in such close quarters and they won’t be able to come out. So essentially they are marching into their tomb.

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      • John K says:

        Reminds me of Revelation 6: 15, And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the cheif captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.

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      • Michele B. says:

        Good point Artoro!

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  13. Turkey Ridge says:

    And to think Reactor #3 was running MOX, which was put in the jet stream after it exploded. http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-dangerous-is-400-600-pounds-of.html

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  14. merle says:

    To Bobi, your last paragraph is avery powerful, sobering observation! I agree.

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  15. Steve says:

    Very informative link here as to the magnitude of what may come…

    http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/05/17/forty-million-japanese-in-extreme-danger-of-life-threatening-radiation-poisoning-mass-evacuations-likely/

    God bless you Alvin and everyone else who reads this blog

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  16. carolyn says:

    Mitch, etc-

    I talked to a guy last week who works at Savannah River in nuclear waste disposal ( they used to breed plutonium there).

    He pointed out to me that in the 50s there were hundreds of nukes set off all over the world and there are particles of deadly radioactive dust everywhere already. Fukishima blowing up will just add more to the mix ( and he says moving to South America is a myth, it will be everywhere).

    The main thing he said is that we do not fully understand radiation damage to humans. One person can breath in a particle of caesium and it is a death sentence, and another person can breath in 1000 particles and stay healthy. We saw this in Japan after the bombs with people who had identical exposures.

    I started reading up online about protection from radiation. Ki only protects from the iodine isotopes. For the rest ( strontium, caesium, etc), they talk about seaweed and dark green vegetables and various dietary suggestions. Do some reading. Some minerals in pills or foods have chelating effect to bind up the radioactive minerals.

    There may be a period of time after a first explosion, if the wind currents are going right over you, to wear a well fitting dust mask.

    I need to go back and reread on this, and get some pills for my kids. Kelp maybe. One can hope there is no reason you need to be afraid if your body is ready for ingesting radioactive particles.

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    • Phyllis says:

      I really dont believe for one minute that if this globe undergoes full blown nuclear poisoning that there is anything you can put in your body that will save you,just ask all those radium dial girls that died horrible deaths,one girl pulled her own jawbone off at the table,oh and Madam Currie,now i dont know what the differences are between radiation,but to this day all of their graves are still highly radioactive,a slow death by cancer or quick,depending on your imune system,is what we all will face.

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      • Artoro says:

        Phyllis:

        I do believe that different people can be exposed to radiation and their body’s respond another way in regards to the amount of illness or damage, or nothing for that matter. I use this example that perhaps many of us have seen. One person never smokes and dies of Lung Cancer, while another smokes like a chimney and live well past 90 then dies disease free of Debility (old age). Our bodies are all unique (a design by God I’m sure) just as we are as individuals. That property in and of itself helps make the species survive. Otherwise one germ could come along and wipe out the entire human population or an entire species.

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    • ONTHEMARK55 says:

      Should we take the pills and eat the kelp before or after we get under our desk, stick our heads between our knees and kiss our(you know) GOODBYE!, Sorry Carolyn, but when have we added to much?

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    • Debbie says:

      I live here in Augusta and am VERY frightened of what may happened with SRS and Plant Vogtle should WE have any tremors or such…..

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    • wayne says:

      you might also wish to look into the health properties of coral,,could be useful.

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    • Rick says:

      Carolyn said: “I started reading up online about protection from radiation. Ki only protects from the iodine isotopes. For the rest ( strontium, caesium, etc), they talk about seaweed and dark green vegetables and various dietary suggestions. ”

      Did you know that 90% of edible/packaged seaweed comes from, are you ready for this?..Japan!

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    • Michele B. says:

      There has got to be a limit at some point that we might reach and no longer be able to outlive the half-lives of these materials as a species. I am no scientist but it seems logical. Alvin?

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      • I
        Inner and outer sarcophagus at Chernobyl

        This is true and once you saturate the environment with toxins; your days are numbered. We know the earth won’t be here this long in its present condition…but just let us suppose it would be for the sake of argument for the next 1500 years and everything we now know is layered over with dust. Archeological teams have gone on excavation digs around the remote regions of Ukraine and what’s left of the volcanically ruptured islands of Japan. They are looking for what they believe to be evidence of an advanced civilization that was rumored to exist sometime in the 21st century. Not equipped with Geiger counters, they cracked open dozens of buried sarcophaguses in Ukraine, Japan, and Nevada thinking these are some crude tombs left for future generations.

        Uranium and plutonium are a particular concern because their half lives extends into the millions of years.

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        Pandora’s Box of the future

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  17. Neilka says:

    Calling all personel associated with this plant, Tokyo Electric, and General Electric inital design teams, CEO’s, managers, all Local polititions of the time , there children, there wives, there grandsons, grand daughters there children and there childrens children. Please be at work on Monday morning the rest of the world has a job for you, please bring shovel and broom.

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  18. an observer says:

    Y’all really need to check some other sources.
    This won’t be a problem.
    I’ve worked on these kinds of plants.
    Considering the age of that plant and design, they’re doing an outstanding job.
    As the next ice age comes you’ll learn to love nuclear power.

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    • nickk0 says:

      Observer, Thank you for your comments and reassurance – People need it in these times.
      Please explain, however, what you mean by saying, “This won’t be a problem”.
      Is there a way to “clean up” the mess, OR stop the fission process, that we don’t know about ?

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    • Rick says:

      Why don’t you provide some of these sources, “an observer”…or are you a nuclear power industry profiteer? Are you telling me you are not concerned with Michio Kaku and Arnie Gunderson’s comments on the severity of this catastrophe? You know something they don’t? Please do share, if you can.

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    • ONTHEMARK55 says:

      Transformers, power lines and related hardware wil be destroyed by the ice from the next ice age. The last time i checked, nuke plants require large quanities of water, not ice cubes for cooling. But, if the “plant” your working at stays on line, the “plants” we need to eat to live will be dead, like us, from the ice age! I ain’t feelin the LOVE!

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  19. Lisa says:

    A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto

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  20. rita says:

    I had the idea yesterday, after reading about the woman with the rocks that caused third degree burns on her body. Those rocks were picked up at the same beach area as the nuclear reactor which had been closed due to so many problems and the power company is planning to open it again now, regardless. San Ofre is the name, i believe. I happened to read an article about it after seeing the “hot rock” piece on this site.

    I am not talking about a direct causality event here, since i am guessing the phosphorous is related to the nearby military base activities. However. I am saying that this is perhaps a red flag heads up to people. Synchronicity is one language that is worth paying attention to.

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  21. Clay says:

    I find Michio Kaku’s insight to radiation problems at the Japanese reactor interesting. I still would like to ask Michio how our Apollo astronauts survived the intense radiation fields of the Van Allan Belts. Moreover, how did the Apollo astronauts overcome the intense Gamma, Beta and Alpha Radiation by walking on the moon for long periods? How does celluloid (film) survive the radiation. The photos at Chernobyl at ground zero were fogged.

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  22. Dave says:

    I highly doubt this will pose serious hazard to the vastness of the planet, the surrounding area yes but…possible resolution how about building a mountain by dumping millions of tons of clay over the reactor since clay absorbs radioactive ions?

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    • ONTHEMARK55 says:

      I don’t believe the concern is with the planet so much as the PEOPLE, Dave, who?, Dave, WHO?, DAVE!, ???, DAVE’S NOT HERE , MAN! (couldn’t resist, please forgive me), DAVE!, Sincerely, DENTON!

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      • Dave Up In Smoke! says:

        Thanks for clarifying that up for me hehe…thousands of nuclear weapons and volcano’s have unleashed considerable amounts of toxins and somehow we’re all still here…

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      • Michele B. says:

        This in reply to Dave Up In Smoke! Yes, we’re all still here. Oh well, not all of us actually. Not the ones and their descendents who would still be here but for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But for Chernobyl and Fukushima. And as for those all of us who are still here… We’re all still here until we’re NOT. To argue that things will always be like they are because they always have been is not an argument that history would support.

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    • ONTHEMARK55 says:

      Thanks for responding, and getting it! Actually, there’s a debate about the effects of radiation on humans. I’ve read that the people that live around Hiroshima and Nagasaki have lower cancer rates (certain types) than people elsewhere, (details escape me, up in smoke? hehe!). I’ve aslo wondered what the impact has been from all the oil and fuel from the ships sunk during WWII? I’m glad I found this sight, i enjoy sharing thoughts with everyone, can learn things, have some fun, nice to know your not alone with your thoughts, sincerely, Denton

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      • The mainstream media not covering it? It IS a major news blackout, isn’t it? Shows the power of the corporations that now control the news. Nuke industry is big business. Also, in Japan, same thing. Tepco owns the politicians. .

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        as you recommended, i watched the video of Dr. Helen Caldicott, Very informative. I noticed it was on the Link network and not mainstream outlet. I heard on a local radio station that Tepco is trying to build the same type of plant (no upgrades) in the U.S. as the one that failed in Japan, hence the coverup. Makes sense, “follow the money” always leads to the truth, or as close as we’ll ever get. Dosen’t seem to be any media outlet that isn’t agenda driven, so i try to gather info from all, Fox to Link and see what, if anything, makes sense. It’s really getting harder and harder, so much anger and hate, people can’t even agree to disagree anymore. Dr. Caldicott seemed very reasonable and rational which lends credence to her thoughts. Thanks again for the info.

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      • Denton, your sources are not telling the truth. If you read what the nuclear experts say, they agree – there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation. ..and as for the people exposed to the bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they are still showing Cancers and birth defects (and other diseases) Many don’t know, that radiation is cumulative, ingested or breathed particles are the worst, and it’s not just Cancer that results. It’s diseases of the heart and immune system-related and all serious disease. Check videos by Dr. Helen Caldicott – turns out there has been a massive cover-up of the effects of Chernobyl that is just Now coming out!

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      • Dave says:

        I have to agree with sanfranellen11 your information is spurious in nature, did you know the life expectancy of a dentist is merely 55y or less due to the high exposure of x ray radiation?

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  23. Britt says:

    Natural, cleansed and micronized Zeolite is probably the best way to remove radiation from the body…I’ve read one dose removed one third the radiation from people at Chernobly…it also binds all kinds of heavy metals such as mercury and toxins…very safe and can be taken as a suppliment over a long time or else take occasionally for a week or so…I take a few drops everyday in a water bottle….I recommend people read up on zeolite and buy some while you still can. It is important to get the right form of zeolite as the cheap uncleansed zeolite is a toxin.

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  24. Only after the Last Tree has been cut down,
    Only after the Last River has been poisoned,
    Only after the Last Fish has been caught,
    Only then will you find that Money Cannot be Eaten.
    – a Cree Native American Prophecy

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    • elijahsmom3 says:

      I have a shirt that has this saying on it. It is the truth, sadly, that it really will only be AFTER all of these events that mankind will learn.

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  25. S E Johnston says:

    You know what.. I saw a Raccoon on the web cam 2 days ago the TEPCO, web cam..So what does that tell you…

    And if it was not a raccoon it was alive..

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  26. Jim Randall says:

    Alvin , Enjoy your site and the different opinions/views everyone expresses in the comments section on different topics. Try and see Beyond Treason ,a documentary , or read article The Queens Death Star , on the effects of use of Depleted Uranium (DU ) munitions in Iraq and elsewhere. Many solders developed Gulf War Syndrome after serving on battlefields where depleted uranium ( “safe” claims Dept. of Defense) had been used , first in 1991 Gulf War. Many now have cancer , or are dying. Also , there is a higher rate of children born with disabilty /deformities to soldieirs exposed to DU ,,as well as children born to inhabitants of any area where DU has been used . High levels of DU, carried by air currents from Iraq and elsewhere , have been detected in the UK on a number of occassions. Nuclear weapons of another kind are being used without many realising it.

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  27. KKFUNG says:

    I wonder why Japanses didn’t use [Stone Coffin] to solve problems?? They offcially announced everything under control but seems that they hide up real situation actually. Im from Hong Kong, thanks Alvin arrange and provide all these useful information. I read the site everyday.

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    • Thanks, Sire. Glad you found us.

      Alvin

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      • Don Miguel says:

        Thanks Alvin for ALL the Info .
        I think it was Buckmeister Fuller ? who said , after being asked his views on nuclear reactors … ” that we were place 96 million miles away from the closest one , and that’s as close as we should ever come to them “

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      • I love that and how true.

        Thanks
        Alvin

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        Amazing how developing energy technology based around our God given Nuclear Reactor is considered not “cost effective”. You can own the Oil wells but not the Sun. If you want to know why the Solar industry died out in the 1980’s after it’s initial success, check copper prices, which was used in the tubing,after Standard Oil (i believe) purchased and closed the Anaconda copper mine in Montana due to lack of ore, not profitable. Then why purchase it?. It was reopened recently, more ore than originally thought, go figure!

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  28. Patty says:

    All prayers to Jesus will be heard by Him very clearly now. But you’ve got to do the praying friends!

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  29. Donna says:

    I believe that God is still on the throne and that He decides the fate of man & that he has a whole army of angelic help that is able to stop what’s happening there…all we have to do is ask the Lord for mercy and send the angels to do what is necessary to stop any tragedy that is unfolding at Fukashima & other sites….amen…

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    • cmgatz says:

      Be aware of the Book of Revelations. The earth will not end but will go through horrendous events. We are at the door of the events according to the knowledgeable. It would be wise to prepare for the Rapture by asking Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior. Only Christians will be taken from the earth. Then the seven years of Tribulation before Jesus returns to set up His kingdom and returns with His people. Nothing else needs to happen before the Rapture will occur. It could be tonight.

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      • IM

        But it won’t be. Seals must be opened and trumpets must be blown in heaven before the Lord comes and it will be no secret event- as every eye will behold him. Great and dreadful woes have yet to be sounded to the inhabiters of planet Earth proclaiming wonders of a mighty and frightful nature are soon to unfold in the heavens before us. In the meantime, on Earth, the wheat is languishing in the fields for a lack of laborers. Who would plunder the laborers from the fields in Earth’s 11th hour? We shall not enter into the joy of the Master’s house until we have first labored in His behalf in the fields. What discourse could any of us possibly hold with angelic beings in heaven at this juncture, whose faces are ablaze with the bright and terrible beams of glory emanating from the presence of God, when there are so many of our brothers and sisters left groping in the darkness of this world? The shame of our own neglect would crush us in their presence. Our greatest work is yet undone and many of us grasp not the nature of the solemnity of the events in celestial paradise of which some of us so haphazardly speak.

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        Thank you for your words. We all should be so ashamed, I’m a Christian, but feel so unworthy

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      • We all do. I’m not trying to be disparaging to any believer and all are entitled to their beliefs. I simple point to the fact that Christ’s life was one of endless sacrifice for man’s behalf. His ministry for the redemption and even health of bodies and souls bruised by the tempest of sin was continous to the point of physical exhausation. Likewise, unfallen heavenly angelic beings are engaged in ceaseless work of protection and ministry to God’s saints. These sacrifices from holy beings, who had no part in man’s fall and have taken every interest in his redemption and restoration to heaven, are testaments of the loving character of God.

        “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:10

        While we talk about redemption by the death of Christ, it is sometimes overlooked that there was salvation also by His life. He not only saved us by the fact that He died, He enpowers us with victory by the way that He lived. Every fierce temptation that Satan assailed a weakened Christ with in the wilderness was fought in our behalf, that we might overcome by His strength and power. The works He did while on Earth was to become a blueprint for the believer. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12. Our greatest hour on the world’s stage is yet before us. It is a time when the gospel message will be christened in the latter rain by “the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” 1 Peter 1:12

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      • Dan Sherwood says:

        Well said Alvin, way too many “believers” are putting the cart before the horse and hoping for the easy way out. Of course they are lead to think that way by those that Shepard over them. The Seals have to come first, or the 144,000 would not get to do their job. Folks Question what you are being taught, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in truth through God’s Word.

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        End times seem to be unfolding, but are you sure the Rapture will spare Christians the Tribulation, seems like God needed more confirmation of Faith from his followers in the past,. Bible gives a lot of instruction for spiritually “surviving” the comming trouble. He’s always wanted confirmation from his followers, why let us off the hook so easy now? It’s not like we deserve it, look what we’ve done to the world and his children, straving children world wide, not good!

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    • cmgatz says:

      The Bible states many times that the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. Think of the Crucifixion. Jesus had two criminals, one on each side of Him. One criminal asked for forgiveness and to be remembered the other did not. So that would say that even at the last minute with a sincere heart you can be saved. God knows your sincerity. Your reward and job in Heaven may be an other issue according to your works on earth. The Rapture, the beginning of Chapter 4 in the Book of Revelations, is imminent. What can it hurt to verify your loyalties at a time like this. Jesus is Lord. Focus on His truths to give you peace during such an unstable time. What can it hurt?

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season, reprove,rebuke,exhort,with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires: and will turn away their ears from the truth: and will turn aside to myths. But you be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fullfill you ministry” 2 Timothy 4:2-5. I believe we can teach being forgiven at the last moment, he does know our hearts. Can we teach being spared the Tribulation by the Rapture when that time table is up for debate? Is that sound doctine or are we “tickling the ear”? Would a person’s beliefs be lost if the rapture is post Trib, not Pre? Credibility would be lost along with a lot of souls. On a personal level i need to stay pretty humble whatever i “teach” since the job i’m most qualified for is “Bad Example”! It never jurts to talk about being forgiven and how to achive it through Jesus. God Bless us all

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  30. pagan66 says:

    Highly sobering & prophetic words follower of Jesus. I have a beautiful framed print of the same prophecy & have always believed it & tried to live my life in accordance. Our days as the human species on this planet that we mistakenly call our own are numbered & they have been since 1896 when Henri Becquerel accidently discovered radioactivity. That & subsequent discoveries was when Man finally found the solution to milleniums of war & his own demise. It is only through sheer luck & maybe the Creator’s Grace that we have so far avoided a full blown, world wide catastrophe. I’ve heard all the arguments that nuclear energy is clean, safe, viable & saves lives – I live a few hours away from the world’s largest known uranium deposit – but anything that has the capability to destroy like nuclear weapons does is not safe & should never have been trifled with. Who are we to design instruments of death & then drop them on our fellow man? Who are we to play around with such dangerous & destructive things? Who are we to dig enormous holes in the Earth & mine for this toxic mineral of death? How can we as custodians of this planet do such things? The places where these things are mined for, made & stored need to be filled in & then salted & we as humans need to ask the Divine for forgiveness for such reckless stupidity.

    Peace

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  31. Mike says:

    I have been following Fukushima for some time and I think this is one of the better summaries around on Fukushima.

    http://cuttingthegordianknot.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/houston-we-have-a-problem-no-known-technology-to-deal-with-fukushima/

    While this is a scary prospect as is most of today’s events, especially considering them all together, it HAS to get worse. Being a man of Faith this scripture in particular jumps out at me on this subject:
    Matthew 24:21,22 says “for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.”

    This sheds some more light on what the is called the Last Days Just think on the first few words for a moment:

    a ‘great tribulation SUCH AS HAS NOT OCCURRED since the worlds beginning until now . . . ‘

    and

    ‘UNLESS those days were cut short, NO FLESH WOULD BE SAVED’

    Yes, things will get a lot worse before the end

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    • ONTHEMARK55 says:

      Took your advice and watched the video, thanks Mike, thanks alot! (didn’t sleep last night) I”m from Oregon, will be getting ahold of Wyden, for what it’s worth

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    • Michele B. says:

      Thanks Mike! I have already bookmarked the article you have linked to share with fam and friends when I get the “doubting Thomas” responses I’m sure to get.

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  32. Apple IIGS says:

    That Cree prophecy really sums up the world today and where we’re headed. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but one day, very, very soon. I like to envision at the world as little as 100 years ago. Or even 125 years at most. Most of the land was still covered with forests, with rivers and lakes you could drink directly from, animals abound, plus clear unpolluted skies.

    In such a short period of time the planet has been transformed by humans–not so much in terms of progress and technology, I’m talking about transformed in terms of destroying so much of nature and ruining the planet and eco systems. I mean just pause for a moment and look out your window, just look at cars and trucks alone and how many there are. How much damage do you think the hundreds of millions of these, spewing crap into the air 24/7, every day of the year, for decades on end, has done to our planet? Just everything about human civilization is rotten (read the stories Alvin shares with us here)….I don’t see progress, I see us destroying ourselves and everything around us, in so many different ways.

    How much longer can this go on? It’s not sustainable. I honestly believe in my lifetime our human civilization, as we know it now, is going to reach its END GAME. Probably a good thing. The only way for the planet to heal itself is to shake us off (or if it doesn’t do it, we will). Kind of strange both are happening at once at the moment.

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    • Rob says:

      Great reply, I wish more people thought that way, especially those in power who can make a change for the better. The people who don’t see our planet as being over populated are living with blinders on.

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    • J.M says:

      Your grief is understandable, however the problem is not much the human population as it is the out-dated technologies we still use due to economic and selfish interests and the general apathy of the population even when it concerns to the interests of their progeny. By the way, these tecnologies have as their main victims are humans not the planet, the planet can go on without your pleas, it has lived without us, so it can do it again. It´s pity so much self-hatred by those who proclaim to “love” the planet. If you cannot love your neighbour, and advocate for genocide of the useless eaters like many members of the elite do, how can you proclaim to love the planet? That goes beyond my reasoning.

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      • J.M, as custodians of the earth, we have failed in what God has entrusted to us, mostly out of greed. As a Christian, I do not worship the earth (His gift), but the Creator of All, and it is grieving what we have perpetrated upon His Creation.

        As custodians of one another, to love one another, to respect one another, to not kill (as in innocent life in the womb, over 70 million abortions in the US alone), to not make ourselves little gods by tampering with life in any form, well that is the first thing I believe that will call His Justice down upon us very soon. It is in each one of our own hearts that change must begin, to seek forgiveness, to get on our knees and beg for His Mercy while there is still time.

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    • Rick says:

      Atlantis self-destruction by their own technology, revisited 20,000 years later.

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  33. Tom Cavanaugh says:

    The physical world is an illusion. Albert Einstein
    Do not live in fear but prepare to awaken from this dreamworld through Love, kindness and forgiveness.
    Another quote
    The world is his who can see through its pretension. See it to be a lie and you have already dealt it its mortal blow. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. William Shakespeare

    Remember that life is but a dream–don’t engage in fear

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  34. Emanni says:

    Where’s the nuclear reactor in your neighborhood?

    At last check, there were 436 nuclear reactors operating in the world and 63 under construction. This includes the 50 active plants in Japan.

    I wonder how many of the 436 active reactors sit on or near earthquake faults. Take Fukushima and multiply it by ? and what do we get.

    It’s mind boggling

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  35. Cookie's mum says:

    How could the actual truth of the danger that this reactor’s breach is/may affect the people and the planet? There is no possible way they could just say..oh yes, it’s out of our control and all it will take is a decent sized quake to split the darn thing and poison a good portion of the earth? Even I don’t want the truth ‘getting out’ at this point….can you imagine the panic and hysteria, chaos ..loss of life it would cause?..Best those that have consciously thought about it draw your own conclusions and prepare accordingly….

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  36. As I write this,
    I am on my 5th pass of re-reading this and the accompanying comments, so much to digest, to ponder…
    It’s as if you took a flashlight to a dark corner of a forgotten space. Reality is with events unfolding at an unprecedented rate, it’s far to easy to get lost, lose your focus, ( not that main stream media does anything to help the darkness )
    I must thank the respondents here for the terrific links they posted, and words. These days it’s hard to step back , take stock and glean the bigger picture,
    My heartfelt thank you Alvin, your service and work towards educationing / enlightening your fellow man is truly a blessing,
    God bless you and keep you in health.

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  37. WENDELL B says:

    I DO HAVE MY POTASIUM IODIDE PILLS. LAST YEAR PEOPLE LAUGHED AT ME.

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  38. Michael Pearce says:

    The price of cheap clean energy…

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  39. Derek Wolery says:

    The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water–Revelation 8:10 Stars emit massive amounts of radiation. As do compromised nuclear plants. We all may want to start opening our eyes and we may want to do it soon. ‘And he (America) shall enter into a strong and firm covenant (binding treaty) with the many for one week (seven years). And in the midst of the week (three and one half years) he shall cause the sacrifice and offering (monetary reparation) to cease [for the remaining three and one-half years]; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations (president of United States) [shall come] one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator (United States).’ — Daniel 9:27 I am including another link to a UN treaty that was signed in August of 2009. This treaty deals with environment and promises developing nations that developed nations will pay them reparations for destroying their ecosystems. If this treaty is broken by the United States, it will be (according to the timeframe) immediately following the 2013 presidential inauguration in February. As Obama signed the treaty, he is unlikely to break it. Romney does not care about fiscal conservancy therefore it is unlikely that he would violate the treaty. The only candidate that comes to mind is Ron Paul. He is fiscally conservative (to the point where he would literally gut our government and infrastructure) and his foreign policy regards alliances as unnecessary (Revolution: A Manifesto). Paul has stated on numerous occasions that Israel must learn to stand on it’s own two feet and has openly proposed that we stop supporting Israel both financially and militarily. Revelation clearly states that ALL will stand against her in the last days. Ron Paul will be elected. Here is the link to the treaty. Page 18, Paragraph 38 covers the formation and purpose of this agreement. Central government, enforcement of authority, and redistribution of wealth. http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/awglca7/eng/inf02.pdf If Ron Paul breaks this treaty, retaliation will follow. The nations that seek to profit off of our involvement in this treaty will utterly destroy us. Here is the link to another article that discusses our involvement. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/10/16/obama-poised-to-cede-us-sovereignty-in-copenhagen-claims-british-lord-monckton/

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    • Phil says:

      How will Ron Paul wispecifically

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      • Michele B. says:

        Did you mean “How will Ron Paul win specifically?” Because if you did it’s a good question.

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    • Dave says:

      Calm down my brother this is NOT biblical…these are actions of mans exceptionally poor decisions to build those monsters on fault lines, we must never deem the worst but instead hope for the best & come up with solutions, positive energy and LOVE will triumph over all.

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  40. dihydromonoxide says:

    shall we just call it good funtrune idsland its bad chobyl was bad it burned for 3 days the reactors were not any ware close this size no pluturim was used and they did not have as many rods in the spent fuel pool witch never went up

    jpan mox fuel twice the size full containment loss of 2 reactors plus 2 fuel pools and it was complely open to the elements for a full year they got working on chonoyl within days with a plan they might as be handing out coolant water as bath water

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  41. ralphfucetolajd says:

    Oath Keeper Maj Gen Bert Stubblebine (US ARmy ret) has issued a strong video warning about the threat to America and the entire northern half of the planet caused by the continuing failure to respond to this crisis. You can see his warning here: http://youtu.be/UJIEZvX4PZI

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  42. Michele B. says:

    I have not had time to read all these comments as of yet, but I will. Of everything going on in the world right now this to me is the most dangerous. Of course no one knows what the future holds. This situation has turned me totally against “clean and safe” nuclear power. I’m ashamed to admit that it took such a horrendous event for me to change my mind about it. Chernobyl (in my mind) was just due to “those backward Soviets.” But this was 2011 and no one can call Japan backward.

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  43. Nonnie Loest says:

    I remember when I was a kid and Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt were having the No Nukes concerts. I thought why are we doing nuclear power anyway? Its obviously dangeroua. Wind power is nearly free, Just build the huge fans like there are on the Tx coast. (Last year we visited there and I felt comforted to see those fans turning.) Solar power is nearly free build panels and leave ‘em in the sun. It must have been all about money. I was horrified/fascinated by the Chernobyl accident. Now I feel horrified mostly. We have a 7 year old daughter…what will her future be??? Thank God she accepted Jesus as her savior. All I can see for all of us is the end of life, as we know it. It’s not a cliche anymore. Its real. Pretty freaky when the book of Revelation starts to line up with your current events…God help us all.

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  44. michael b says:

    It amazes me that none of the Main Stream Media is covering this. They’re coverage was 24/7 when it first happened but seems to have dropped off the face of the earth now (no pun intended). And what (if anything) is the Japanese Media saying about this? There have been several strong quakes in the region lately, hopefully they won’t provide the tipping point everyone is fearing.

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  45. Apple IIGS says:

    I don’t know if we’re incredibly lucky or just teetering on the edge, about to fall off any day now.
    In just the last year ALONE, it seems utter doom and extinction is now hanging over our heads by just a thread (e.g. biggest potential nuclear accident in history? Worldwide economic collapse? Possible super volcanoes? Massive earthquakes? Catastrophic climate change? Mass unexplained animal die-offs? Civil unrest?The potential start of WWIII?). Yet….oddly, things continue on as-is (albeit a little shaken) as we keep dodging the bullet(s). Either we’re building up to something big, or all this will just fizzle out. Hard to imagine the latter but I’ve yet to see anything earth shattering take place to get people to finally wake up.

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    • Dan Sherwood says:

      Most will not wake up. God’s Word says it will be like the days of Noah and the days before Sodom and Gomorrah. Folks will just keep beeing self focused and uncaring. Look at what happened after 9/11, for about two weeks folks were kind of good to each other then when the dust settled and the next story broke the blinders were back on.

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  46. Brandon says:

    Alvin,
    Should everybody move to the southern hemisphere? Is this a doomsday scenario or just fear mongering?

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    • IM

      I think we have to live this one as the information becomes available, which means we should live with the facts as opposed to not living because of fear. The situation is very grave and it’s of such a serious nature that it bids all of us to stay informed. We’re dealing with the most toxic elements known to man in this crisis and the concern is can they be adequately managed so they will not threaten the biosphere. I don’t think anyone can definitely answer that question at this juncture. These incidents are all congruent signs that we’re are soon to approach insurrmountable problems and turmoil on the planet from which there will soon be no recourse, but that day is not today or tomorrow.

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    • pagan66 says:

      If the effects from Fukishima completely poison the biosphere, nowhere on Earth will be safe. Where in the Southern hemisphere do you suggest everyone moves to? Some of the most poorest & disadvantaged countries known are in this 1/2 of the sphere. If you are thinking Australia, well, not only is it the driest habitated continent, most of it is arid desert, unable to support & sustain billions of people. Let’s pray that a forced migration of that magnitude never becomes a reality.

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    • gisellewilding says:

      No point in doing that as it is hitting here. The jet streams are breaking. I read recently that tuna swim 400 miles a day so the food chain is being hit.. And also I have been reading about the contamination of other areas like Asia, India from Israel nano DU contamination.ALL this is deliberate and these reactors were designed to withstand a 9 quake and more and only a 6 hit plus nukes. Just pray and have faith and know this evil evil world of continual suffering had not long but God and Christ are eternal.

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  47. Emanni says:

    May 17, 2012
    Forty million Japanese in ‘extreme danger’ of life-threatening radiation poisoning, mass evacuations likely

    http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/05/17/forty-million-japanese-in-extreme-danger-of-life-threatening-radiation-poisoning-mass-evacuations-likely/

    Japanese officials are currently engaging in talks with Russian diplomats about where tens of millions of Japanese refugees might relocate in the very-likely event that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility’s Reactor 4 completely collapses. According to a recent report by EUTimes.net, Japanese authorities have indicated that as many as 40 million Japanese people are in “extreme danger” of radiation poisoning, and many eastern cities, including Tokyo, may have to be evacuated in the next few weeks or months to avoid extreme radiation poisoning.

    So in an effort to establish contingency for the Japanese people in closest proximity to the fray, authorities are considering potentially relocating tens of millions of Japanese people to the Kuril Islands, which are located in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast region, or potentially even to China, where hundreds of uninhabited “ghost town” cities with no apparent use could house at least 64 million refugees. If this relocation were to occur, Japan would largely become a barren wasteland.

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  48. John K says:

    Reply to Lisa May 20th. The Utube site you posted is very informative with all the nuclear explosions since 1945 till 1998. America tops the list with 1032 nukes, then Russia with 715, then France with 210, then UK with 45, followed byothers and totalling 2053 nukes wordwide, Its no wonder the whole world is sick with cancers etc everywhere. God is the only answer to all this, and as said before: He will destroy those who destroy the earth. May the Lord bless all who adhere to this site, God bless you Alvin for the knowledge you are sharing. John K

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  49. Jessica says:

    One of our major TV networks here in Canada has done a news story on this.

    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories…ctor-4-120519/

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  50. gisellewilding says:

    There was NO 9 quake as the whole country would have been damaged. This was a deliberate act and nukes followed a 6 quake. Why the whole world is being doomed only the mad elite know but not long. Maybe they think they will survive. New Zealand in Dunedin is having very high radiation readings due to the jet stream breaks. Just HAARP minor quake in the area and it is done. Say your prayers. Wait for the bruising to start……………………amen

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  51. Emanni says:

    Probability of contamination from severe nuclear reactor accidents is higher than expected

    http://www.sciguru.com/newsitem/14037/probability-contamination-severe-nuclear-reactor-accidents-higher-expected

    Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed. Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that such events may occur once every 10 to 20 years (based on the current number of reactors) — some 200 times more often than estimated in the past.

    The researchers also determined that, in the event of such a major accident, half of the radioactive caesium-137 would be spread over an area of more than 1,000 kilometres away from the nuclear reactor.

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  52. Phyllis says:

    I have been thinking about all this so much,I had trouble sleeping last night, I just have a sense of impending doom,I remember the movie the day after that came out when I was little, and how much it scared me, and i remember how it showed people, the survivors, walking around with radiation poisoning and how they were eat up with sores and burns on their skin and then I thought about revelations where it says men will have boils and sores on them and then I wonder if this is why, because of severe radiation poisoning, it makes you think when you see evrything coming to pass as the Lord siad it would, these are some bad times indeed.

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    • elijahsmom3 says:

      Phyllis, I remember this movie too. It was so horrifying. I don’t remember it very well because I was little also, but I remember something about a mom holding her little boy over a sink because when he went to the bathroom it was just blood. Oh, how it terrified me. I hope you are wrong, but I’m afraid you are not.

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      • Apple IIGS says:

        elijahsmom3, the movie you’re thinking of is “Testament”, also from 1983. It dealt with the after effects of radiation poisoning on a small town, completely isolated from the actual nuclear attacks and otherwise untouched damage-wise. An excellent film, albeit very frightening and depressing because of its realism.

        Even better than The Day After is a British film called “Threads” from 1984. If you ever wanted to wake someone up about the determent of nuclear war, THIS was it. I’d also recommend “When the Wind Blows” from 1986, an animated British film about the effects of radiation poisoning. All three are very powerful films (Testament, Threads and When the Wind Blows), I’d highly recommend giving them a watch if you haven’t already.

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      • elijahsmom3 says:

        Ugh. No. I’m afraid.

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  53. tonic says:

    I expect that my interpetion of this is incorrect. But was’nt the only time Jesus showed anger, was in the Temple and directly squarely at greed and disrespect.? Fukushima was a stupid mistake. It will probably be felt worldwide, unless some way is found to get it under control. That dreadful oil spill was a stupid mistake. We are capable of mistakes. (and those amonst us throw the first stone)
    Maybe these events are “an elbow in the ribs”. He might be saying “This Earth is not yours, it’s mine” Maybe, just perhaps, He sees our Earth as a temple.
    And never has there been so much greed, and disrespect, transacted in his temple. Only a thought.

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  54. Mark Godfrey says:

    Just remember folks, 25 peer-reviewed, reproducible, reproduced experiments show marijuana cures cancer. We all may need to keep that in mind in the next 6-18 months.

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  55. Emanni says:

    Alvin,

    Something’s been bothering me about this news since I read it and I realized what the article said about Fukushima Reactor 2 (light bulb).

    “Unit 2, we now know completely liquefied. We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power, a 100% liquefaction of a uranium core.”

    In the history of nuclear power, man has never seen a uranium reactor core completely liquefy – never.

    Does this mean there is complete fusion of the core in reactor two, similar to the fusion of a neutron star?

    I really don’t know what 100% liquefaction of the core means.

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    • elijahsmom3 says:

      Emmani, I was wondering the same thing, but not sure if I want to know the answer. When I read the article, those two sentences stood out more than any of the others.

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    • nickk0 says:

      Emmani – That’s a nice way of saying that the core had a Complete, ‘runaway’ meltdown.

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      • elijahsmom3 says:

        But…..what does that mean? Or maybe they don’t know what it means since it’s never happened before. It sounds insanely ominous and foreboding. Like there could be nothing worse……

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      • nickk0 says:

        Well, in a ‘meltdown’ scenario, the core of the reactor, with no way to control the temperature, goes into ‘runaway mode’, that it overheats and melts itself down….. Taking part of the confinement structure along with it as it melts its way through the floor of the structure.

        The problem is that, now that the core has melted it’s way though the bottom of the structure, there is no way to ‘contain’ it, or control it.

        Since this has not happened before, the end-results of the meltdown, are subject to speculation.
        At some point, the ‘corium’ <-(the melted-down byproducts and slag from the uranium, plutonium and whatever else was used to build the core – whether steel, aluminum, concrete, etc.) will continue to melt its way through the ground, into the bedrock, polluting and radiating as it goes.
        Depending on what the local geography is like, I suppose the corium would eventually dilute itself enough to start cooling off and become more viscous….. But it would still be highly radioactive.
        This will hamper clean-up and containment efforts (which is what is happening now.)

        BUT now the NEW, and bigger challenge at Fukushima, is not the meltdown ….The unexpected by-product of the disaster, is trying to 'control' the temperature and maintain containment, of the "spent" fuel rods. These are still very radioactive, and potentially very dangerous….. stored inside the broken building or buildings.

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      • elijahsmom3 says:

        Thank you, Nick. That explanation was very helpful. And terrifying. But I knew it would be.

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  56. Emanni says:

    Trial removal process began a few hours ago for 1 of 204 unused fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi NPP unit 4.

    Fukushima beach reopens to the public
    As locals enjoy splashing in the sea for the first time since the tsunami and nuclear disaster, thousands protest in Tokyo

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/17/fukushima-beach-reopens-to-public?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

    Children play in the sea at Nakoso beach, open for the first time since the Fukushima disaster.

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