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Saturday, September 3, 2011

☢ Fukushima Spectacular Fire Lightning Burning Steam Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Units September 03 2011 ☢

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Typhoon Talas has slammed into western Japan, bringing heavy rains and fierce winds. Talas made landfall Saturday on the island of Shikoku and is slowly moving north. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning that the heavy rains and strong winds could lead to flooding and landslides.

There have been some spectacular lights going on these past hours at the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Units. The interesting thing is that this time we can see the "fire" starting on the live cam picture slideshow that I made.

I have a theory why we see this now. I could be way off so don't take my word for this. Anyhow there have been reports, really strong once coming in that the Corium (molten reactor core blob) have gone through the containment, and is now found it's way below the reactor units. With the earthquakes making deep cracks all over the nuclear plant, there are those that think that some of this steam we can see is caused by groundwater coming into contact with the Corium. Now this steam along with lights and flashes that have been seen comes and goes. It's interesting to see that these last days there have been a lot of rain coming down from the Typhoon Talas. So I'm going to go out on a limb here and state that because of the Typhoon the groundwater level have either risen or the cracks have been filled with rainwater and in turn water have come into contact with the Corium making the spectacular lights that we see at the plant this time.

And like clockwork TEPCO turns the live cam black and white.

One thing that you might also want to have a look at, is in the beginning of things. The colors go from the shade of gray to more of a blue color. This could be caused by the weather and the light fading, but I have a theory about that as well. And it's called the Cherenkov effect. Pavel Cerenkov discovered this in 1934, while he studied the effects of radioactive substances on liquids. Pavel observed a faint blue glow in water close to a radioactive substance. This blue glow can be seen in fuel pools also. Now I'm NOT sure this is the case but it does look like things are starting to go blue.

Keep in mind that the blue glow in the fuel pool only show a tiny amount of the Cherenkov radiation because the rods are keept stored and under control. Again don't take my word for this, just throwing it out there so to speak.

In this great documentary about Chernobyl ☢ The Battle of Chernobyl - Best Documentary of the Nuclear Disaster of Chernobyl ☢ We get to hear from a worker at reactor unit 4 about the beautiful colors going up into the night sky 1000 meters during the reactor explosion. Would this be why TEPCO turn the live cam feed black and white at night, every night? It's only speculation from my side, but don't you think it's a coincidence. Why would TEPCO continue to do this to the camera feed if it's not something that we are not supposed to see. We know there is a media blackout
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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.