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Sunday, August 7, 2011

☢ Strange Fire at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Aug. 6 2011 ☢ UPDATE 2 ☢

New UPDATE 3 of this post:
☢ Strange Fires at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Aug. 6 2011 ☢ UPDATE 3 ☢
Other wierd things happening:
☢ Cigar-shaped Object Over Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors on Aug. 9 2011 ☢

I have done some investigating on the Strange Lights / Fires going on at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors. Trying to pinpoint the location at the plant where from the strange lights are coming from.

From my earlier posts you can watch the videos of the fire and smoke captured on the live cam Aug. 6 2011.
☢ Fire and Smoke at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Aug. 6 2011 ☢ UPDATE ☢

The pictures I got from the video shows something going on. This was Aug. 6 2011. At about 19:00 Local Time. The exact same event also took place at the exact same time on Aug. 4. 2011. And also today there is a glow coming from the area at night. This is followed by a thick fog at morning hours that make the reactors disappear. And like always like clockwork the image goes black and white, a few seconds after 19:00. But before it did, we can clearly see something what looks like a fire is starting.

The question is where is this. Well I used Google Earth to try and get a better view of the area. Not sure where the live cam is placed but I think the angle is pretty much the same.

The red drawn is where the towers are on the map. And from what is seen on the live cam the circle show us the area from where the fire is coming. I put in some yellow lines where the light would come from and cast a shadow on the reactor buildings. Notice that there is a mountain / hill before the area. This would mean the light from the fire captured by the live cam would not be as bright. And could mean that the fire is much bigger than what is shown.

If we have a look at the map of what buildings are in the area of the fire we see that behind the hill is the Common Spent Fuel Storage Facility. I can only draw the conclusion from the images seen and video of the fires and smoke that there are some serious problems at Fukushima right now. All the fog / mist that comes and goes also would indicate that they are trying to cool the fuel rods and don't have much luck with it.

I also wonder when they are reporting.
"The No. 3 reactor is consuming nearly three times the coolant water that the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors are taking to cool down their fuel rods, as a considerable amount is missing the target."

"The amount of water pumped in daily to maintain the temperatures at these levels is about 216 tons for the No. 3 reactor, as opposed to 84 tons for the No. 2 reactor, which is about the same size and contains roughly the same number of fuel rods, and 91 tons for the No. 1 reactor, which is smaller."

What if this missing water is used to cool the Common Spent Fuel Storage Facility? If so by the looks of it there would be some 100 tons of radioactive steam going up into the air daily. 

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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.