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Monday, August 15, 2011

☢ The Reason Behind the Fog at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors ☢

☢ Massive Amounts of Steam Video Aug 14 2011 During Daytime at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors ☢
☢ Radioactive Steam Escaping - The Ground at Fukushima Facility is Cracking ☢

Me and many of you that have been watching the live cam of the Fukushima reactor units, have from time to time noticed there are what appears to be steam going up into the air. And also many times, last seen yesterday there were so much fog around the reactros that they where not seen on the live cam.

This fog have some said to be computer made, more like a smoke screen. And I don't dismiss this because we know that TEPCO turn the cam black and white at night. Every night, the same time.. Like clockwork. Around 19:00 Local Time.

But now there have been reports from TEPCO about a very disturbing find. And I think that this is the reason behind the fog and mist we see. Now the initial reports are in Japanese so I will give you a translation here. And then later I will try in find a good English report about this. But for now, because this is so new and important I'll post this quick to get the word out.

Aug 15 2011

Tepco confessed there is a huge pool of water on the basement floor of Fukushima. Which is shared by reactor unit 1-4. TEPCO stock 6400 nuclear spent fuel rods in it, and now groundwater is flowing into the pool.

The massively contaminated water is at least 9.0t. The 6400 fuel rods stored in the pool equates to about 140% of the total fuel rods in the reactors.
The Fukushima nuclear plant along with the reactors are built on a underground water vein. Meaning they always needed to pump groundwater. However because of the accident TEPCO have stopped to pump up the water. 

I would say that this is one of the reasons we get fog at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor units from time to time. And also the grim truth is that if groundwater goes in it will come out radioactive, contaminating the groundwater supply. 

With reports of people having extreme levels of internal radiation who knows where this water have ended up. If the groundwater is contaminated this would continue to spread into foods, plants, wild life. This is bad, really bad.

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Geiger Counters - Radiation Detection Meters - Handheld Radiation Detector

When it comes to radiation detection meters you really have a wide field of gadgets to choose from, however radiation detectors are the most common to use. First of all if you need to know what type of radiation you are looking for. There are Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detectors. And also there is neutron emission of nuclear radiation. And all these different types of emissions have radiation detectors for a specific type of radiation that you can buy radiation detector for. Some also measure both Alpha and Beta. Others detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma. While others let you measure Beta and Gamma radiation.

What most people have use for though are Dosimeters you can buy a handheld radiation detector pretty cheap that are good addition to a survival kit. There are different kinds that you can use that will detect radiation. There are radiation badges that will tell you when radiation become high. Workers at nuclear power plants use these to inform them of how much radiation they have been exposed to. Now also children in the Fukushima prefecture have each been given a radiation badge so they know if they are exposed to radiation. Some come in the shape of a pen that you can carry in your pocket while other are made more compact so that you can attach them to your keychain. And then you have what is called a personal radiation monitor. These are also called Dosimeters and also normally called Geiger counters. Although not all use the Geiger-Muller Tube for the radiation detection some use a semiconductor instead. These and mostly the older geiger counters seen are pretty big to carry around, so they might not be best suited for a survival situation where you only need to carry the most important things. However if you have land and want to check radiation around the property and drinking water then these are the geiger counters to get because they are very well built units.

These are the once that you normally see people use. They have different units of radiation detection, because when it comes to radiation there are many standards used. some give the measurements in Rads, while other use Sieverts. Some have the maximum radiation value for the measured radioactivity quite low but they will still give you an idea of the amount of radiation in the area. With the units ranging from between background radiation 0.001 mSv/hr all the way up to 10 Sv/h. Normally a dosimeter will measure radiation in micro siverts per hour. If you were to walk into one of the reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant you probably would get an error reading from your dosimeter because the radiation levels are so high there.

Note that some places outside the exclusion zone in Fukushima that are too radioactive for people to live in have areas where the radiation levels are above 30 Sv/h. So if you are in a area that have high radiation the radiation detectors would also there go off the scale. However Geiger counters or radiation detectors are still favored as general purpose alpha/beta/gamma portable radiation detectors and radiation detection equipment, due to their low cost and robustness. Most come with an LCD Display that show you the radioactivity in the area. Nowdays you will even get alarm sound and the possibility to connect the device to a computer. Either with a Infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection.

So if you look at the radiation detectors for sale that have this, then these radiation detection meters will allow you to make maps of contaminated areas that show where the radiation is high and low. This also will help you to see which areas are becoming more contaminated over time. With several nuclear reactors in the US and around the world located near fault zones that makes it a danger if a big earthquake would hit the area there is always a good choice to have a radiation dosimeter avaliable. I'm sure many in Fukushima would have been grateful to have dosimeters avaliable at the time of the disaster and I am sure you to would be grateful to have a geiger counter handy when you need one.