Fukushima Core Meltdown Confirmed
On April 6, Reuters reported that "the core at Japan's
Fukushima nuclear reactor has melted through the reactor
pressure vessel," Rep. Edward Markey told a House hearing on
the disaster, saying:
"I have been informed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) that the core has gotten so hot that part of it has
probably melted through the reactor pressure vessel."
Recklessly promoting nuclear proliferation, America's NRC is
notorious for coverup and denial of its harmful effects. As
a result, their rare admission virtually confirms a full
core meltdown in one or more reactors, meaning vast amounts
of radiation are being uncontrollably released into the
atmosphere, water and soil, spreading over a vast area. It's
the ultimate nightmare scenario now unfolding, but don't
expect major media reports or government officials to
Nonetheless, on April 6, New York Times writers Matthew Wald
and Andrew Pollack headlined, "Core of Stricken Reactor
Probably Leaked, US Says," stating:
America's NRC "said Wednesday that some of the core of a
stricken Japanese reactor had probably leaked from its steel
pressure vessel into the bottom of the containment
structure, implying that the damage was even worse than
Far worse, in fact, because molten core material then burns
uncontrollably through the concrete foundation, meaning all
bets are off.
On April 5, Times writers James Glanz and William Broad
headlined, "US Sees Array of New Threats at Japan's Nuclear
American engineers warned "that the troubled nuclear
plant....is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could
persist indefinitely, and that in some cases are expected to
increase as a result of the very measures being taken to
keep the plant stable, according to a confidential" NRC
Identified threats include:
-- Possible further explosions because of hydrogen and
oxygen from seawater used to cool the reactors that may have
done more harm than good. According to former GE reactor
designer Margaret Harding:
"If I were in the Japanese's shoes, I'd be very reluctant to
have tons and tons of water sitting in a containment whose
structural integrity hasn't been checked since the
earthquake," and very likely is seriously damaged.
-- Because of concern about severe reactor core damage, NRC
recommended boron be added to cooling water as a moderator
to absorb neutrons.
-- Exposed/unprotected spent fuel rods in Units 1, 2, 3 and
4 pose extreme dangers. Moreover, explosions blew nuclear
material "up to one mile from the units" into the
atmosphere, indicating much greater damage than previously
As a result, David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned
Scientists (UCS) believes:
"This paints a very different picture, and suggests that
things are a lot worse. They could still have more damage in
a big way if some of these things don't work out for
them....They've got a lot of nasty things to (handle), and
one missed step could make the situation much, much worse."
Other experts believe criticality was reached, posing far
greater dangers than revealed.
Yet government and Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) officials still
claim "no immediate risk of a hydrogen explosion occurring"
or serious harm to human health. In fact, danger levels now
are extreme. More on that below.
Even the NRC admitted that salt water "severely restricted"
and likely blocked circulation pathways. Moreover, inside
the core, "there is likely no water level (so it's)
difficult to determine how much cooling is getting to the
fuel." Perhaps none, and three or more reactors are
affected, one or more in meltdown.
Independent Expert Opinions
On April 4, geoscientist/international radiation expert
Leuren Moret told interviewer Alfred Lambremont Webre that
Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are
concealing the effects of tectonic nuclear war on North
America from Fukushima's fallout. In fact, Norwegian
Institute for Air Research (NILU) radiation maps confirm
contamination on America's West Coast, Midwest, and Western
Canada, in some areas as high as Japan's.
Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sampled near San
Francisco was found to be over 18,000 times above federal
drinking water standards. Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts rainwater samples showed
Iodine-131 up to 181 times above normal, expected to rise.
It's also showing up in milk.
As a result, mobile measures in parts of America and Canada
were suspended until further notice to conceal the
Moret cited two distinguished nuclear scientists who've
publicly said northern Japan (one-third of the country) is
uninhabitable and should be evacuated. Marion Fulk is one, a
Manhattan Project scientist who helped develop the hydrogen
bomb. He also was America's atmospheric fallout expert when
above-ground tests were conducted.
Dr. Chris Busby is the other, an ionizing radiation expert.
On March 30, he told Russia Today television that Fukushima
contamination will cause at least 417,000 new cancers.
Moret called Fukushima a false flag operation to weaken an
economic rival, harm its economy, agriculture and fisheries,
and compromise its detente with China. Compared to
Chernobyl, Fukushima's releasing multiple times more
radiation, perhaps amounts too enormous to imagine with
potentially catastrophic global effects.
In response, Japan, America and Canada are in denial.
Permissible radiation exposure levels have been raised.
Legitimate reporting was halted. US and Canadian atmospheric
testing was suspended. State authorities told California
physicians not to give iodine to concerned patients.
Measuring radiation in milk was also stopped.
Contamination is spreading from the Arctic to the Equator.
Long-lived radioactive isotopes will cause environmental and
human health havoc for generations. Moret said life forms
developed over billions of years are being destroyed in a
On March 29, Chris Busby's Rense.com article headlined,
"Deconstructing Nuclear Experts," saying:
"What these people have in common is ignorance. (Most) who
appear (in the major media) and pontificate have not
actually done any research on the issue of radiation and
health. Or if they have, they....missed all the key studies
and references. (Others are) real baddies" who say Fukushima
is nothing to worry about, nothing like Chernobyl or Three
Mile Island (TMI).
In fact, Fukushima already way exceeds both and will get
increasingly worse ahead as radiation releases continue and
spread. Busby quoted Joseph Conrad saying, "after all the
shouting is over, the grim silence of facts remain."
"I believe that (the array of) phony experts," said Busby,
"are criminally irresponsible, since their advice will lead
to millions of deaths....I hope they are sent to jail where
they can have plenty of time to read the scientific proofs
(showing) their advice was based on the mathematical
analysis of thin air."
He cited the late Professor John Gofman, a senior US Atomic
Energy Commission expert who resigned, saying:
"(T)he nuclear industry is waging a war against humanity."
So far, in fact, it's winning. It's entered an endgame that
will decide whether or not humanity will survive. "Not from
sudden nuclear war," said Busby. "But from the ongoing and
incremental nuclear war which began with the releases to the
biosphere in the 60s of all the atmospheric test fallout,
and which continued inexorably since (to this day),
accompanied by parallel increases in cancer rates and
fertility loss to the human race."
Busby calls it "the greatest public health scandal in human
history...." Who can disagree.
A Final Comment
In a personal email, environmental researcher Dr. Ilya
Perlingieri explained the dangers of Japan dumping thousands
of tons of radioactive water in the Pacific, saying:
"We are all in grave danger! This was insanity! This
radioactive water will come here (to America). There is no
question about that. The currents will bring it to the west
coast and contaminate the entire area: beaches and all
sealife between the coast and Japan. What evaporates
naturally will then come on the air currents around the rest
of the US and then the rest of the planet!"
"This is epic, and it was not an accident."