TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant's No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level.So, it's not a dangerous level sort of problem to have neutron beams shooting into the sky (????) but they're gonna start measuring.
The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well.
Video from There Are No Sunglasses.
In passing we note that Defense Secretary Gates reassures Egypt that the violence in Libya will not cross over the border, while the US and "allies" struggle to maintain Arab support for this war amid dissolving pledges of military aid, shifting public opinion, and well-founded fears that Libya will turn into another Iraq.
On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Cairo to reassure Egyptian officials that the fighting and instability in Libya would not spill over the border, U.S. officials said.Gates then arrived in Israel to talk about the "peace" "process," and such timing, arriving as he did hot on the heels of a "terrorist" attack in Jerusalem that miraculously killed only one British tourist and ZERO Israelis. Lucky.
Authorities said a British tourist died and more than 50 other people were wounded in the blast near Jerusalem's central bus station as the evening rush hour began.
As Israeli officials probed the attack, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates paid a visit there Thursday. Gates came to Israel after a trip to Egypt and was planning to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.None of this should be a surprise to readers here.
Libya is surrounded by countries populated by Muslims. Libya will become the new Afghanistan. It will be used to de-stabilise all the countries surrounding it, including and especially Egypt.
Egypt escaped it's fate of being invaded by Israel some weeks ago when the protesters refused to become violent which would have enticed Egypt's military to massively repress them creating the environment for invasion from Israel under the excuse of Israel needing to protect itself.
But there's more than one way to skin a cat. So the attack is now going to come from the western flank through Libya in the form of 'terrorists' and drone attacks (just as in Pakistan) instead of directly across the Sinai from Israel. Libya will be effectively broken up into tribal areas ruled by compliant tribal leaders just as in Afghanistan. This is the 'Balkanisation' strategy in action.
ALL OF THIS PALING in comparison to the nuclear disaster unfolding...
i n v i s i b l y.
We'll take a stab at it. We went away from March 15 through March 22 and enjoyed God's beautiful creation, beautiful beyond measure.
And now we have work to do, because God did not make this planet for the express purpose of psychopaths and sociopaths (henceforth simply -paths) to destroy it, which is what they are attempting to do and we will give them an A+ FOR EFFORT.
The first thing to remember about -paths is that they express power by killing and getting away with it.
It's not JUST the killing, it's the GETTING AWAY with it that gives them deep satisfaction. Thus there is a pattern to their work.
The evil are patient. Evil people in positions of power have many tools at their disposal to murder people. But they still have to do lots of planning and be patient in order to get away with it.
Work slowly.Start and stop.Small doses.It doesn't matter who dies as long as people die.Express regret.Repeat.
If you take this sort of thinking, this type of understanding, and apply it to what is happening in the world, you can begin to grasp the scope of the evil around us. If you understand the sorts of things kept secret, such as technologies and agreements, even if you don't know the specific things themselves, you can begin to grasp what is going on, realizing that evil people would like to kill as many people as possible, and get away with it.
They have been succeeding.You don't have to be an expert to see the pattern. You just have to be willing to see it, and to interpret it correctly. This requires an understanding of -paths that many people can't quite bring themselves to accept. While these people mentally resist the truth, the pattern repeats over and over again. We are all literally trapped -- not by the -paths even, but by the ordinary people, the well-intentioned but foolish empaths, who refuse to understand the truth because it is too upsetting to their world views, whatever they may be. These people unwittingly create a space of denial from which the -paths abuse us all.
Are many people dying around the world from intractable wars, illegal drugs, corporate malfeasance, street violence, hunger, disasters, accidents, terrorism? Yes.
Has anyone of consequence been held accountable? No.
That does not happen by accident. That takes planning. That takes secret technologies. That takes media ownership and message discipline. That takes wars and armies. That takes poison. That takes a lot of unfortunate "human errors" and "accidents" and "incompetence" and "Acts of God."
The controlled media enforces this space.... for now. Let's see if some of the correspondents break rank when they realize they've been exposed to something serious.
The events in Japan fit the pattern, seems to us.
1. We have an "Act of God," a hundred year earthquake and tsunami. Except it's only been SIX years since the last hundred year earthquake and tsunami "Act of God."
2. In addition to the "Act of God," we have a plethora of human error, incompetence, and accidents in play as well. Much of this has been pulled together by Keith Harmon Snow. (link fixed)
3. We have an invisible poison now released into the atmosphere, which will cause untold, indiscriminate suffering and death by the slow-kill method, much preferred by -paths.
4. We have a controlled media telling us not to worry, in marked contrast to the fear-mongering they engaged in with the *last* invisible menace -- the Swine Flu.
5. We have no way of knowing where these deadly radioactive particles are, nor do we have any way of holding anyone accountable for all of this destruction and death.
Essentially, this is another X Wars narrative. Remember the BP Disaster?
See: disaster of biblical proportions
See: death spiral
Human Error + Mother Nature = Disaster of Biblical Proportions
If you are a death cult, you like death. You like situations that cause death or threaten death, the bigger the better. But you would also like to get away with it. So it has to be an accident, and it has to be poorly managed, and it has to involve mother nature.
Also see: myth-making to read about some of the witnesses to the BP Disaster.
We note the presence of ten German technicians from Areva at the Fukushima plant, all of whom fled immediately and got away safely.
Ten German employees of nuclear giant Areva were conducting maintenance work at Japan's Fukushima plant during Friday's massive earthquake, according to a Sunday report. A company spokesman said the men immediately left the site. The technicians were working in a building housing reactor 4, which had already been shut off before the quake hit, Bild am Sonntag reported. A massive explosion occurred around reactor 1, increasing the risk of a nuclear meltdown and radiation leaks.
"They left the power plant immediately after the earthquake and fled further inland," Areva spokesman Mathias Schuch told the paper. "All 10 are healthy and doing fine."
Note also the comment thread, and comment 24:
The 10 men work for Areva. I am good friends with 5 that I know where there, and I'm not sure who the other 5 were. We do the same type work all over the world. They were there for Ultrasonic inspection of some pipes and welds. It is common practice that all Nuclear Plants contract this type work to large companies that are truly experts in that field. They were instructed to leave site after the quake and spent the next few days in a disaster shelter set up in a gym 40 km away. When an opportunity came to leave and return to Germany they did so. I am happy they are back and there are 10 more spaces in the shelter for Japanese citizens.Again, these are patterns. The fingerprints of -paths.
The authorities mismanaged the BP Disaster. The authorities are mismanaging the Fukushima Disaster.
See this interview with Hirose Takashi at Poor Richard's blog.
Yoh: It will take 1300 tons of water to fill the pools that contain the spent fuel rods in reactors 3 and 4. This morning 30 tons. Then the Self Defense Forces are to hose in another 30 tons from five trucks. That’s nowhere near enough, they have to keep it up. Is this squirting of water from hoses going to change the situation?
Hirose: In principle, it can’t. Because even when a reactor is in good shape, it requires constant control to keep the temperature down to where it is barely safe. Now it’s a complete mess inside, and when I think of the 50 remaining operators, it brings tears to my eyes. I assume they have been exposed to very large amounts of radiation, and that they have accepted that they face death by staying there. And how long can they last? I mean, physically. That’s what the situation has come to now. When I see these accounts on television, I want to tell them, “If that’s what you say, then go there and do it yourself!” Really, they talk this nonsense, trying to reassure everyone, trying to avoid panic. What we need now is a proper panic. Because the situation has come to the point where the danger is real.
...Yoh: Every day the local government is measuring the radioactivity. All the television stations are saying that while radiation is rising, it is still not high enough to be a danger to health. They compare it to a stomach x-ray, or if it goes up, to a CT scan. What is the truth of the matter?
Hirose: For example, yesterday. Around Fukushima Daiichi Station they measured 400 millisieverts – that’s per hour. With this measurement (Chief Cabinet Secretary) Edano admitted for the first time that there was a danger to health, but he didn’t explain what this means. All of the information media are at fault here I think. They are saying stupid things like, why, we are exposed to radiation all the time in our daily life, we get radiation from outer space. But that’s one millisievert per year. A year has 365 days, a day has 24 hours; multiply 365 by 24, you get 8760. Multiply the 400 millisieverts by that, you get 3,500,000 the normal dose. You call that safe? And what media have reported this? None. They compare it to a CT scan, which is over in an instant; that has nothing to do with it. The reason radioactivity can be measured is that radioactive material is escaping. What is dangerous is when that material enters your body and irradiates it from inside. These industry-mouthpiece scholars come on TV and what to they say? They say as you move away the radiation is reduced in inverse ratio to the square of the distance. I want to say the reverse. Internal irradiation happens when radioactive material is ingested into the body. What happens? Say there is a nuclear particle one meter away from you. You breathe it in, it sticks inside your body; the distance between you and it is now at the micron level. One meter is 1000 millimeters, one micron is one thousandth of a millimeter. That’s a thousand times a thousand: a thousand squared. That’s the real meaning of “inverse ratio of the square of the distance.” Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.
Yoh: So making comparisons with X-rays and CT scans has no meaning. Because you can breathe in radioactive material.
Hirose: That’s right. When it enters your body, there’s no telling where it will go. The biggest danger is women, especially pregnant women, and little children. Now they’re talking about iodine and cesium, but that’s only part of it, they’re not using the proper detection instruments. What they call monitoring means only measuring the amount of radiation in the air. Their instruments don’t eat. What they measure has no connection with the amount of radioactive material. . . .
Yoh: So damage from radioactive rays and damage from radioactive material are not the same.
Hirose: If you ask, are any radioactive rays from the Fukushima Nuclear Station here in this studio, the answer will be no. But radioactive particles are carried here by the air. When the core begins to melt down, elements inside like iodine turn to gas. It rises to the top, so if there is any crevice it escapes outside.
Yoh: Is there any way to detect this?
Hirose: I was told by a newspaper reporter that now Tepco is not in shape even to do regular monitoring. They just take an occasional measurement, and that becomes the basis of Edano’s statements. You have to take constant measurements, but they are not able to do that. And you need to investigate just what is escaping, and how much. That requires very sophisticated measuring instruments. You can’t do it just by keeping a monitoring post. It’s no good just to measure the level of radiation in the air. Whiz in by car, take a measurement, it’s high, it’s low – that’s not the point. We need to know what kind of radioactive materials are escaping, and where they are going – they don’t have a system in place for doing that now.
Douglas Lummis is a political scientist living in Okinawa and the author of Radical Democracy. Lummis can be reached at email@example.com
read more: http://www.counterpunch.org/takashi03222011.html
Very scary stuff. Did you get a warning to stay indoors or anything like that while all these invisible and immeasurably small particles are being released and carried around the world, just waiting for people anywhere and everywhere to ingest them? No we didn't either. And yet it is already done, already happening.
Who will be held accountable for the cancers and deaths? No one of course. No one is ever held accountable. How will anyone who gets cancer next year prove that their illness was caused by an invisible, deadly radiation particle that they inhaled after it traveled halfway across the world? These things happen. You know the word for it: REGRETTABLE.
"The condition of the injured workers was not immediately known. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano said the situation was “very regrettable”." Fukushima workers in hospital after radiation exposure
A very lucky victim might get covered as a human interest story, complete with a shakedown of the rest of us for money. But the people actually responsible will never be held accountable.
Who are the people responsible? That's a good question for another post.
Meanwhile please see this excellent site for more information: The Low Level Radiation Campaign.
The things that need to be measured are not being measured.
The principal alpha-emitting nuclides of interest are Plutonium and Uranium. To all intents and purposes only specialised and expensive scintillation counters like the DP2 Elektra can detect them in the environment. Even then the detector window must be within 2cm of the radioactive particle....There is a cause for concern. As we have already said, it is more than likely (in fact quite certain) that Plutonium and Uranium are part of the fallout mix. If the gamma signal goes above background you have to assume there are particles floating about that you definitely do not want inside your body. The problem with alpha-emitting particles is that although the range of their radioactive decays is very short, they are immensely destructive, killing cells and potentially mutating the DNA of cells which survive. The standard ICRP model of radiation risk takes an average of the energy of those decays as if it were distributed across large volumes of tissue and concludes that the risk is low. This is as stupid as believing that because it's safe to warm yourself by the fire it's equally safe to absorb the same amount of heat by eating a red-hot ball bearing. At the date of writing we still know of no information from Japan on alpha emitters from the disaster. This is a serious dereliction of duty to the public.Problem? Murderous radioactive particles being released uncontrollably from broken down plant. Solution? Just Don't Measure Them. This marks another pattern.
See: women and children first as usual
This is a disaster unfolding in Japan. This will cause INDISCRIMINATE DEATH to people across the world. It just takes time. Time for the DNA to mutate.
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