Thursday, after California’s Berkley University nuclear research team reported a radiation contaminated milk spike and Australia’s Sky News reported operators of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant said temperature of reactor number two has dropped below 100C, approximate boiling point of fresh water, Energy News released a notice from Fukushima Diary that provided pictorial documentation via TEPCO livestream of Fukushima that indicates reactor #4 is releasing plumes of smoke following Thursday’s 5.6 quake and could be on fire.
“Beware, west coast and Canada,” is reported on Energy News Thursday afternoon.
Energy News also stated about the smoke pouring out of the reactor since the “earthquake,” “Comparing it with the picture of yesterday, around the same time, the same weather condition, [the fire] is clear.
Documentation retrieved from the Live TEPCO stream by Fukushima Diary, noted for its consistently reporting with integrity, prompted it to publish Thursday, “’Very shallow’ earthquake has been happening 10 times since 7PM tonight.”
“The earthquake which set fire on reactor 4 is suspected to be an underground hydrovolcanic explosion.”
Just before the “earthquake,” Japan Today noted that, although there was a hydrogen build-up at the Fuksuhima plant, an explosion was unlikely, stating, “TEPCO said that there was no danger of an imminent explosion.”
“Hydrogen with a high concentration level has been detected in pipes connected to the No. 1 reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) offcials confirmed Saturday.”
“A TEPCO official told Fuji TV that an explosion is unlikely because the concentration of oxygen is low since workers have began injecting nitrogen into the containment vessel in April.”
A Japanese commenter replied, “It sounded like wave in the sea. At first, it sounded far and it came slowly, and finally became as loud as the wave. (It was very long.) I recognized it to be a brontide from the very beginning. It sounds so different from our everyday noise.”
According to Fukushima Diary, four points have been reported about the “earthquake,” also being called an “underground explosion” that could raise further questions about China Syndrome that experts have discussed:
1) Though it was reported as a major earthquake, it was scale 5+ only around Fukushima nuclear plants.
2) According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter was ‘very shallow’ but the agency cannot specify how deep it was.
3) Though Fukushima city is in the same prefecture, it was only scale 1 there.
4) Many people heard loud brontide, rare for normal earthquake.
These events come in conjunction with a report that Cesium has nearly doubled over past month in Bay Area milk, now well above EPA’s maximum contaminant level according to UCB Milk Sampling Results by the Nuclear Engineering Department At UC Berkeley, September 27, 2011.
The samples results show:
Pasteurized, homogenized milk obtained from a San Francisco Bay Area organic dairy
Best By Date of 08/22/2011:
- Cs134 @ 0.047 Becquerels/liter (Bq/L)
- Cs137 @ 0.052 Bq/L
Best By Date of 09/29/2011:
- Cs134 @ 0.080 Bq/L
- Cs137 @ 0.101 Bq/L
Above EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level
“EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level], so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0,” reported Forbes.com.
“The 9/29 milk sample contains a total of 0.181 Bq/L of radioactive cesium (4.9 picocuries per liter), or more than 160% of the EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level.”
Earlier this week, two members of the Japanese government examination committee that is in charge of disputes related to compensation for damages by the nuclear catastrophe have received “reward” from the “Japan Energy Law Institute (Tokyo)” that is connected to Tokyo Electric Power Company according to Yomiuri.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11 triggered a monster tsunami that killed some 20,000 people and crippled the Fukushima nuclear energy power plant, eventually causing melt-throughs in some of its reactors.