Fukushima Status: “Nuclear Catastrophe Not Taking Place”

In none of the reactors are there processes where there is a danger of something going out of control. The nuclear catastrophe is not taking place.”

That’s quoting Zettels Raum blog description of the deescalating situation at the Fukushima Diichi facility. Zettels Raum blog has been monitoring the Fukushima incident since the start, and reports on the latest.

Water is being pumped into the reactors with high-capacity airport fire fighting vehicles used by the military. A special piece of equipment has been flown in from the USA as well. Zettels raum writes:

Yesterday 44 fire fighting vehicles with 141 firemen arrived from Tokyo. According to the NHK , these are ‘elite units’. One of the vehicles is equipped with an unmanned extinguishing tower that is 22 meters tall and is designed to fight fires that are difficult to reach. In addition the military is using 5 extinguishing vehicles. So far today, 60,000 litres of water have been sprayed onto Block 3. The operation today will last a total of 7 hours.”

Things are getting under control there. But if you listen to the mainstream media to get the news about what is going on, you’ll quickly find yourself buying a Geiger counter, getting iodine tablets and digging a bomb shelter in your back yard. Again, it’s messy work and things don’t happen right away. On the power situation:

NISA has informed that power connections to Blocks 1, 2 , 3 and 4 will be completed on Saturday. In Blocks 5 and 6 the cooling systems have been put into operation.”

Zettels Raum also reports on radiation:

Radiation on the premises is decreasing, but is fluctuating.”

Around the atomic power plant there is a 20-km evacuation zone , and a 30-km zone in which people have been requested to stay indoors. Most measurements taken beyond these zones show higher, but not dangerous, radiation levels (between 0.0005 mSv/hr and 0.052 mSv/hr).”

And Zettels Raum ends their status report, as mentioned above, with:

Probably the most important news missing in the NHK report: Information that is a cause for worry. In none of the reactors are there processes where there is a danger of something going out of control. The nuclear catastrophe is not taking place.”

And for the rest of you (the gullible alarmists out there who believe everything the MSM spews) – this is for you:

Further reading:
- World Nuclear News
IAEA

9 responses to “Fukushima Status: “Nuclear Catastrophe Not Taking Place””

  1. M White

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9429347.stm

    “Yesterday in Tokyo I met a group of young British teachers who had just been evacuated from the disaster zone.

    They were visibly upset at leaving behind Japanese friends and students, and irritated that we all seem more concerned about the nuclear power plant.

    Please tell the outside world that the people up in the north need our help, they said, they do not have enough to eat, they are cold and in shock – they need help.”

  2. R. de Haan

    Further confirmation of radiation levels coming down comes from this article:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/18/fukushima_friday/

  3. R. de Haan

    In the mean time:

    From Drudge:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367684/Nuclear-plant-chief-weeps-Japanese-finally-admit-radiation-leak-kill-people.html

    From Lubos Motl
    Are earthquakes caused by man made Global Warming?
    http://motls.blogspot.com/2011/03/are-earthquakes-caused-by-man-made.html

    And Google turning into Goebels
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/03/19/an-open-letter-to-google/

    Time to sell your Google Stocks and use another search engine.

  4. R. de Haan
  5. R. de Haan

    Even CNN news is telling that Fukushima reactor 3 is now emitting near zero radiation levels.

  6. DirkH

    This is the INES factsheet about levels 1-7:
    http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Factsheets/English/ines.pdf

    While the journalists gleefully write that “enough radiation escaped to kill several people”, it should be noted that this is again a dumb misconception: “Several deaths through radiation” is ONE of the possible circumstances that require a classification of a nuclear accident as an INES 5 event; not the other way round.

    Some journalists are even too dumb to understand how a classification of an event works. Do they need help when going to the toilet, one wonders.

  7. R. de Haan
  8. R. de Haan

    Total amount of nuclear fuel present at Fukushima: 4.277 metric tons.
    I am not an alarmist but hat, ladies and gentlemen is a lot of material and it really makes you wonder what the plant operators have been thinking.
    This is 24 times the amount at Chernobyl

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/03/amount-of-radioactive-fuel-at-fukushima.html

    Anyhow, when this scare is over the next is underway.
    It seems a 100 mile long oil spill has been detected originating from
    the Deep Horizon bore hole.
    http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/update-3-times-picayune-reports-potentially-massive-100-mile-long-oil-sheen