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REPORTING · 20th May 2012
Terrace Daily
Update - CTV News published a comprehensive report on this issue in their online edition . Read it here.

The Northeast Coast of Japan, the location of the crippled nuclear reactors, has suffered two large earthquakes in the past 24 hours along with numerous smaller ones. This morning the area was hit by a 6.0 and yesterday a 5.8 struck the area. In fact fifteen quakes measuring 4.5 or greater with six being 5.0 or greater have rocked the region in the past five days.

The situation is dire. One reactor which was not even running at the time of the original earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the unfolding drama, now has the immediate potential to kill off all life forms which depending on rapidly multiplying cells; in other words all life, animate and inanimate. This is not a drill.

Below is a direct copy and paste from a website run by Akio Matsumura; http://akiomatsumura.com/
This site is the most complete source of information on the impending disaster the mainstream media does not address. We note yesterday CTV news had a small text bar running across the bottom of their 'Telly' news screen but no story (except online) to detail the reality.

We provided our readers with the information regarding the meltdowns in Japan as they were happening, only months later did the Mainstream Media acknowledge it.

In July 2011 we provided our readers with the news which is only coming to Main Stream Media watchers today. Follow the links and attachments in this above linked story to hear Old Massett Village Economic Development Officer, John Disney, describe his interactions with Health Canada.

Our politicians were all directly informed yet none, neither NDP, Liberal nor Conservative, neither municipal, provincial nor federal, warned our people to stay out of the rain. No monitoring took place in the Northwest except by that of the Village of Old Massett and they were discouraged by Health Canada. Today, after being stonewalled by other governments, the Haida Gwaii communityof Old Massett Village has purchased, on their own, a monitoring system which will remain active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They will be monitoring the air, ground, water, food sources such as seaweed as well as sea life.

If reactor number four falls over or if the present tank containing the spent fuel rods develops a leak and the water drains, the chain reaction event will make the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal sound like a chocolate fudge birthday cake with all the trimmings. It may already be too late for the Northwest.

As the returning salmon come to spawn they will be returning from the North Pacific having swam through all the waters dumped from the crippled reactors that were running at the time of the incident. Heavily contaminated water is continuously being discharged into the ocean and scientists testing the catches have discovered high levels of cesium and other elements in Minke Whales and Salmon along with other sea life. We are very likely to discover the eggs dropped and fertilized by the returning salmon are crippled or possible completely dead due to the effects of the radioactive exposure. In four years, a complete cycle turn around, we may find the headwaters devoid of salmon altogether.

Please read the independent report all other media, websites and blogs use to make up their own stories. Don’t take just take our word on this. Akio Matsumura; http://akiomatsumura.com/

We posted our comments on this site as well with a plea for all governments and media to send out the warning. It is our only hope today.

Our Comment on Fukushima Daiichi: It May Be too Late Unless the Military Steps in


From the day of the disaster we have been covering these unfolding events. Our news site is based on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Canada. All our local politicians have ignored all the warnings, ours and those from professionals in Japan. The Tsunami debris is presently landing on our shores. Only one small native community has set up a monitoring station and when they did tests for exposure after the original reactor events occurred, Health Canada dismissed them and argued against them, stating they were mis reading the results and were doing them wrong.

It is our belief, people can handle the truth. Even if they are told they are going to die. They begin to get close to their families or take measures they deem appropriate. To not inform is just another crime to the one already unfolding; the results of using nuclear energy.

Here is a scenario, however unlikely. We [all media and governments] tell everyone repeatedly [about this impending disaster]. Then some lone guy working alone finds a way to replicate the ability of the thyroid glands absorption of cesium in a film or a powder. Maybe some other guy, (we have lots of great undiscovered brains in the world) develops a similar product which can be spread by planes like fire retardant. Or maybe some gal comes up with an element which binds plutonium and uranium which will stop the reaction all together.

None of these undiscovered solutions will occur if we do not tell people to look for them and advise them of the urgency, that all reproductive life will stop, all plant and animal life will fail to reproduce if a solution is not found immediately.

We imagine this might get people, all people, thinking. Leaving it up to the military, the governments and officialdom is what got us here in the first place and they have already proven themselves to be perfectly useless.

We will tell everybody, as we do, at least once a month.

Merv


Here is the full text from Fukushima Daiichi: It May Be too Late Unless the Military Steps in . Please go to this site to discover much more from many other experts.

The highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plants present a clear threat to the people of Japan and the world. Reactor 4 and the nearby common spent fuel pool contain over 11,000 highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies, many of which are exposed to the open air. The cesium-137, the radioactive component contained in these assemblies, present at the site is 85 times larger than the amount released during the Chernobyl accident. Another magnitude 7.0 earthquake would jar them from their pool or stop the cooling water, which would lead to a nuclear fire and meltdown. The nuclear disaster that would result is beyond anything science has ever seen. Calling it a global catastrophe is no exaggeration.

If political leaders understand the situation and the potential catastrophe, I find it difficult to understand why they remain silent.

The following leaves little to question:

1. Many scientists believe that it will be impossible to remove the 1,535 fuel assemblies in the pool of Reactor 4 within two or three years.
2. Japanese scientists give a greater than 90 percent probability that an earthquake of at least 7.0 magnitude will occur in the next three years in the close vicinity of Fukushia-Daiichi.
3. The crippled building of Reactor 4 will not stand through another strong earthquake.
4. Japan and the TEPCO do not have adequate nuclear technology and experience to handle a disaster of such proportions alone.

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote a letter to Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, on April 16, 2012, discussing his fact-finding trip to the Fukushima Daiichi site.

Senator Wyden, senior member of the United States Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, mentioned that “the scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what [he] expected and the scope of the challenge to the utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the region are daunting.” He also mentioned that “TEPCO’s December 21, 2011 remediation roadmap proposes to take up to ten years to complete spent fuel removal from all of the pools on the site. Given the compromised nature of these structures due to the events of March 11, their schedule carries extraordinary and continuing risk if further severe seismic events were to occur.”

Many of us echo Senator Wyden’s concerns.

Has the government of Japan and other world leaders considered the facts above that would lead to a global catastrophe, and do they have a clear strategy to prevent this worst case scenario? Are there any means to shorten the period for the completion of removal spent fuel from all of the pools, in particular of Reactor 4, within two years or so? Are we able to trust such extraordinary tasks to TEPCO and the private sector?

I believe that the government of Japan should lead the way and embrace all means at its disposal in order to prevent a disaster that would affect our dozens of generations of our descendants. In this context, I cannot help but consider the role of the military in addition to the international technical support team. They possess the technological and logistical capacity that a company such as TEPCO does not.

Deploying the Japanese self defense force (military) inside the country’s borders would be an incredibly controversial political decision, but the political fallout for the government from this step would pale in comparison to having such an immense global catastrophe occur on its watch.

For this reason, I flew to Japan from New York in April to convey my concerns to Japanese political leaders. Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata and I met with Mr. Fujimura, Chief Cabinet Secretary, who assured us he would convey our message to Prime Minister Noda before his departure for Washington to meet with President Obama on April 30. Both leaders might have discussed the Fukushima nuclear accident issue at their private meeting, but the idea for an independent assessment team and international help for the disaster were not mentioned publicly. I am old enough to understand the politics of the matter, but I cannot accept them. It will be an irreversible mistake that affects our population for thousands of years if they do not take action now.
If this catastrophe occurred, regardless of policy and politics, all 440 nuclear power plants throughout the world would be forced to shut down, yet our descendants no matter what will have to carry the risk of radioactive materials in the nuclear waste repository for 100,000 to 200,000 years.

This is a long amount of time to conceive of, so let me put it in context. It is said that our anscestors might have made their journey to the rest of the world from South Africa about 100,000 years ago, and crafted our first tools of the Stone Age about 20,000 years ago. We will need the same amount of time that our human species has existed for in order to safely deposit radioactive material! How come do we envision the poison to be transferred on to our descendants for so long and how will we find a way to indicate the location of the radioactive repository? Are we sure that the hundred radioactive repositories throughout the world be protected from severe seismic events for this incredible period of the time?

If this global catastrophe occurs, the best we can hope is that the memory of our disaster might be passed on to our future generations in the hope that they might invent the new technology to prevent them from another such catastrophe.

NW Coast Salmon migratory patterns - All Sockeye should be targeted for testing first.
NW Coast Salmon migratory patterns - All Sockeye should be targeted for testing first.
Best guess scenerio from ASR - They state - THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME CONCENTRATION. Since we do not know exactly how much contaminated water and at what concentration...
Best guess scenerio from ASR - They state - THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME CONCENTRATION. Since we do not know exactly how much contaminated water and at what concentration...
The quakes in Japan and coming fast and furious now
Comment by Merv Ritchie on 21st May 2012
Since the posting of this report there have been, as of 9 am Japan time,Tuesday morning, May 22, 2012, another 14 quakes measuring 4.5 or greater.

It must be terrifying for our neighbours in Japan, but the international community watching the spent fuel ponds . . .

This one followed just a few seconds (43) after the 6.0, which has since been downgraded to 5.9

Magnitude: 6.4 M
Depth: 15 km
OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Location with respect to nearby cities:

156 km (97 miles) ESE (123 degrees) of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan

163 km (101 miles) E (89 degrees) of Morioka, Honshu, Japan

232 km (144 miles) ESE (121 degrees) of Aomori, Honshu, Japan

536 km (333 miles) NNE (32 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Canadian
Comment by Paul Repstock on 21st May 2012
Pessimism is self defeating and dangerous. Making choices in the absence of reliable and complete information is even worse.
Being no fan of atomic energy, I don’t pretend to condone the industry’s lapses. It would have been nice if there was less politics and money involved, perhaps Canada’s Candu reactors would have been in common use rather than technologies of large corporations like General Electric. Candu reactors are safer in every way, and cannot produce bombs.
However, Nuclear energy is a terminal industry, not because of dangers alone, but because it cannot deliver enough energy at a price the world can afford.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkM_dV6CFs

This is hopeful but seems to be stalled.
reactor #4
Comment by J.Brian Waddington on 21st May 2012
This story is undoubtedly accurate. And it certainly frightens me. But unless this newspaper has run this story to bring awareness to the population and to start a movement to urge the Japanese government to action I have no idea why this story was run.