A Very Dangerous Removal Of Nuclear Fuel Rods At Fukushima

A Very Dangerous Removal Of Nuclear Fuel Rods At Fukushima

image: TEPCO artwork (not actual fuel pool – damage not shown) More than two years after an earthquake and tsunami brought disaster to a nuclear plant in Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will begin a very dangerous process of removing more than 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from a damaged reactor, a process that has…

Fukushima Problems Are Unprecidented

Fukushima Problems Are Unprecidented

“Nobody really knows how to solve the problems at Fukushima. There is nobody that has solutions to these. The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented. So even bringing in outside expertise, all they can do is problem-solve — there’s no solutions that other countries have that they can come in and shut down the contamination and…

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Unfolding Human Disaster

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Unfolding Human Disaster

While the failed Fukushima Daiichi Japanese nuclear power plant continues to teeter with 1,300 spent fuel assemblies at the top of mangled reactor No 4, and the problems associated with radiation/cooling leaks and disposal of radioactive cooling water and materials, there is an unfolding crisis that is being largely ignored…

Grow This For Radiation Protection

Grow This For Radiation Protection

Protection from the damage caused by nuclear radiation is a concern of many preppers (and others) who are wary of the fallout resulting from a nuclear disaster. A new research study at Georgetown University has proposed that a small molecule compound named DIM (diindolylmethane) is a cancer preventive agent that can be safely administered to…

The First Cities To Be Nuked

The First Cities To Be Nuked

What cities would be nuked first? Well, first, or as part of a “first wave”, certainly a priority will include military targets. Although that’s not the focus of this post (I’m just looking at “cities”), it is an important consideration! [ Read: Some of the Military Targets to be Nuked ] “… a list of…

What Type Of Terrorist Events Might Involve Radiation?

What Type Of Terrorist Events Might Involve Radiation?

Possible terrorist events that could could involve radiation include the following. Introducing radioactive material into the food or water supply Using explosives (like dynamite) to scatter radioactive materials (called a ‘dirty bomb’) Bombing or destroying a nuclear facility Exploding a small nuclear device   Introducing radioactive material into the food or water supply most likely…

All Nuclear Explosions Since 1945

All Nuclear Explosions Since 1945

There have been 2,055 nuclear explosions since the very first in 1945. Fortunately, depending on how you look at it, all but two of them have been detonated for testing rather than having been used for war. During recent years some of the world’s nuclear arsenal has been dismantled, however many many thousands of nuclear…

Nuclear Meltdown Risk In The United States

Nuclear Meltdown Risk In The United States

Many of you may not even know where the nuclear power plants are located here in the U.S., and as a result you may not understand the associated risk if one of these plants suffers a nuclear meltdown. Here are a few maps which show some of the geographical vulnerabilities of nuclear plants compared with…

Buy your Canned Tuna, Now?

Buy your Canned Tuna, Now?

Radioactive Tuna recently caught off the California coast has been absolutely determined to be contaminated as a result of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. The results “are unequivocal. Fukushima was the source,” said Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “We were frankly kind of startled,” said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers reporting…

Surviving The Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Pool Collapse

Surviving The Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Pool Collapse

The current TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) plan calls for the nuclear fuel rods of the severely damaged ‘Daiichi’ nuclear power plant fuel-pool #4 to NOT begin removal until possibly 2014. That’s right, 2 more years before they might start the 10-year process of removing fuel rods there according to a report in the Wall…