Toxic TEPCO Bonds.

This is what was in the news about TEPCO a few days ago:

Nomura Holdings Inc. is urging investors to buy TEPCO bonds
after a report that the Japanese government plans to cap the companies clean-up costs at Fukushima.

It made me wonder why they might be thinking that, and just what they would try to sell us next?

It’s very strange after all the recent reports coming out of the plant.

Now I read : –

‘ Tepco to make the inner company organization specialized in Fukushima decommissioning.’

I’ll let you all guess just what’s coming next.

Radioactive Trade Wars.

A Ban on Shell Fish & Fish.

Radioactive discharges from Windscale ( Sellafield ) picked up by shellfish have caused a lot of concerns over the years.

In 2004 this raised the prospect that it might stop the export of some British shellfish to the rest of Europe.

Now Russia has imposed a ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan.

In September South Korea banned all fishery products from eight Japan prefectures.

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China has just banned all Shellfish from the West Coast of the USA.

Trade Wars ?

As the level of radioactivity from Fukushima grows, then so will concerns about the health of the fish in the Pacific.

Thus the number of countries disallowing the import of fish from Japan, Canada, and the US must grow.

These sorts of import bans will really upset the WTO, scupper GATT, and might bring about all sorts of trade sanctions.

Just how many countries will this impact ?

One can only guess the answer to that question.

However . . . . . .

With rising health concerns, and falling fish numbers, there will not be much of a fishing industry left in the Pacific within the next couple of years.

So any trade sanctions will be of a very academic nature indeed.

Ban them now !

What we now need is a European import ban upon all fish and shell fish from the Northern Pacific.

Such an import ban would highlight just what is happening at Fukushima,  and the need to close down all nukiller power plants.

A Very Logical and Very Frightening Predication.

Studying the reports about the high levels of radiation coming out of Fukushima in to the Pacific makes for very depressing reading.

It will continue to be that way as more radioactive water is allowed to be poured in to the sea.

Just what effects this will have upon marine life in the long term is frightening to contemplate.

Though the  continuing reports coming out of Alaska and California are good indicators of just how much of a crisis we now face.

How many common species of birds, fish, and mammals will become endangered species as the result of radiation from Fukushima ?  There is just no way of knowing.

What are now common species will become rare species, and very rare species might soon become extinct.

Fukushima fallout is being spread by typhoons, and there are now some very worrying reports which have now emerged from New Zealand.

Meanwhile in the north.

The US Navy predicts ice free summers in the Arctic by 2016.

With this will come changes to the free flow of water around the Arctic We just don’t know what the long term effects of this will be.

If I am right, then radioactive water from Fukushima is already flowing in to the Arctic via the Bering current. This being so then it could well start to flow south via the North Atlantic current, then down past the east coast for Canada and the USA. After that it would be carried up the Gulf Stream, and thus to the coastal waters of Western Europe.

Does this sound like a frightening and very dramatic prediction ?

Well it is intended to be that way.

There are very few people taking any serious thoughts about just what will happen as a result of the continuing disaster at Fukushima,  or just what the long term effects will be.

It’s a global crisis and needs to be treated that way.

Mapping The Unknown.

Not Covered.

There is a remark I keep hearing while talking with people about Fukushima and the radioactive pacific:
‘ I’ve not heard about that before now’.

This is no surprise as very little is being published in the worlds media about the ongoing disaster at the plant.

Yet should this come as a surprise to most of us ?

Not Known.

I’ve not seen any reports coming out of North Korea about the issue, and just don’t expect to see any.

Neither have I seen any reports coming out of China, or the Russian Federation.

Logically: –

– If the damaging effects of radioactive exposure are being felt around Alaska, then something similar should be going on along the coasts of Eastern Siberia.

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– I would also assume that similar biological damage is happening around the earthquake pron coasts of the Kuril Islands.

So where are these reports to be seen?

Mapping it Out.

I’ve been looking at a lot of maps of late.

These are the maps which show the sea currents which goes up though the Bering strait, in to the Chukchi sea, and around the Antarctic Ocean.

Looking at these maps it would seem logical that some of the radioactive material from Fukushima is or has entered in to this region of the world.

This being so: –

Then a part of it will soon start to flow south in to the North Atlantic.

What Comes Next?

We just don’t know.

Yet consider the following: –

The ice in the Antartic is melting as a result of climate change, and many new sea routes are being opened up.

This sea melting might well start to effect ocean currents, and thus the global circulation of radioactivate material from Fukushima.

As to the when and how of this: –

We just don’t know.

What I do know is that there is a lot more which we need to know, both in order to find out just what is going in the North Eastern Pacific, and thus the Antartic Ocean.

All else can only be educated guesses and speculation.

Monitoring The Effects.

Pacific Problems.

The effects of the radiative leaks in to the sea from Fukushima are spreading, and very few people seem to be aware of just how major problem this has become.

Only in a few places such are we finding any attempts to monitor just how this radioactivity is effecting marine life.

Yet think on —-

– Plankton, & Krill.

– Big Fish eat smaller fish.

– Birds and mammals eat fish.

It goes right up the food chain.

Now we are reading about polar bears becoming sick in Alaska.

The Pacific Ocean is dying and very few people seem to be aware of it.

Global Problems.

Think on a little more —-

Just how will this build up of radiation effect seaweed ?

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How will the death of so much carbon absorbing sea life effect global warming ?

We just don’t know.

– The scientific data does not exist.

– There has never been such global disaster in the whole of human history.

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It is a much bigger disaster than anything which has gone before now.

A Global Effort.

Thus there is an urgent need to establish a global monitoring and analysis body to study just what is and will happen as a result of the continuing disaster at Fukushima.

The key to this monitoring study will be just how much longer will there be large amounts of radiation flowing in to the Pacific.

In order to do this we will need to monitor the situation with the combined efforts of the following: –

Marine Biologists.
Oceanographers.
Human Biologists.
Ornithologists.
Radiologists.
Climatologists.
Doctors.
Zoologists.
Agrarians.
and
Statisticians.

Then the longer term social effects will need to be looked at by both sociologists and economists.

Only then will we just about start to appreciate the long term problems which we face.

All Along the Coast Line.

Something strange is happening along the pacific coastline.

This has been happening from Alaska southwards to California.

Now we are starting to get the same sort of reports from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Both fish and marine mammals are being washed up dead, or reported to be suffering from horrific diseases.

Meanwhile: – Fukushima is a major global threat to all living flora and fauna .

All these reports would seem to indicate that life in the Pacific Ocean is dying.

Just read these reports and you will know why many of us are extremely worried about the continuing disaster at Fukushima.

Update On Fukushima.

Update.

I’ve just spent some time updating this blog, and deleting many of those news stories which are now covered elsewhere.

Many of those stories were about Fukushima, which you can find out more about via the links which I’ve just added.

There is however a lot about the ongoing disaster on Fukushima which comes down to speculation.

It is also extremely worrying.

What We Do Know.

– That there is a vast amount of radioactive water which is still leaking in to the Pacific.  It will continue to do so for a long while in to the future.

– That the Fukushima plant is in an extremely dangerous condition.

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– That an earthquake or  typhoon could topple the plant.

What We Don’t Know.

There are many questions about the plant which complicate any actions which might be done to solve all these problems.

For example: –

– Just what is now under the plant?

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– Just where are the melted fuel rods to be found?

What We Need To Know.

– Just how much radioactive matter has gone in the Pacific, and how much more is being added to it by the day?

This will need to be worked on at international level.

– How this has or will effect marine life,  and the creatures which feed on them?

There have been a lot of extremely worrying stories about
diseased fish from Canada and the USA of late, but it is very
difficult to get a full picture of what going on right now.  I would
speculate that we will soon be reading similar stories from
Mexico.

In order to get that full picture of that we will need to take in to
account both ocean currents, and fish migration patterns.

– Just how unstable the reactor buildings are right ?

In order to do that we will need them to be looked at by both
civil engineers and soil mechanics.

This all needs to be done as a matter of urgency.

Toshiba And Hitachi – Building For Our Future.

It has just been revieled that Toshiba wants to have a majority stack in the UK nuclear consortium NuGen.

Well here is a funny thing the about the company, and its contribution to  Fukushima reactors Nos 3 & 5 –

Reactor Supplier:-
Toshiba.
Steam Generator Supplier:-
Toshiba
Architecture:-
Toshiba

While over at Fukushima reactor No 4 we find –

Reactor Supplier:
Hitachi
Steam Generator Supplier:
Hitachi
Architecture:
Hitachi

A full list of all the companies which built the six Fukushima
reactors is to be found at: –    http://nuctrans.org/Nuc_Trans/locations/daiichi/daiichi.htm

In 2012 Hitachi acquired Horizon Nuclear Power and plan to develop new nuclear reactors at Wylfa in Anglesey and Oldbury in Gloucestershire.

Hitachi favours building an advanced Boiling Water Reactor.

So now you know.

TEPCO Directors Get That Sinking Feeling.

The latest news about the TEPCO [ Tokyo Electric Power Company ] owned Fukushima plant does make for some very very scary reading.

The company has at long lost admitted that it has known for the last two years about the water flowing under the plant and in to the sea .

Now there is speculation that because of the water flowing under the reactor buildings, that it has caused the soil to resemble quicksand, and they might well “topple”.

It is currently estimated that some 600 tons of groundwater
enters the Pacific ocean from the plant each day.

Just do the maths on that,
or
Pump and pray.

Safe Jobs for the Directors.

Meanwhile:  –
A number of TEPCO directors have recently secured new directorships at TEPCO related organisations, and are now living overseas.

They are: –

– Shimizu, Arai, Takei – Directors of ARABIAN OIL Company’s umbrella companies.

– Katsumata – External Director, the Japan Atomic Power Company.

– Hirose – Part-time Director, the Japan Atomic Power Company.

– Miyamoto – CEO, Nippon Field Engineering.

– Kimura – Vice President, The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.

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– Fujiwara – External Auditor, Kandenko.

Lucky them!

They have been able to get out of the county,
but most of the population is staying put.

Is it any wonder that the Japanese have become very worried about what’s happening at the plant?