From DEBORAH DUPREÉ
Doomed to cripple before quake and tsunami
As Canadians learned about dangerous radiation falling on them in rain on Tuesday as far east as Toronto registered at 20,000 CPM, equivalent to the highly targeted dose of radiation for cancer radiotherapy, the Fukushima catastrophe escalated even higher Wednesday with evidence that the ground is cracking under the crippled nuclear power plant, causing radioactive steam to escape, “very serious and alarming” according to Anissa Naouai’s guest on Russia Today, Dr. Robert Jacobs, Professor of nuclear history at Hiroshima Peace Institute.
Fukushima nuclear plant workers have reported that the ground under the facility is cracking and radioactive steam is already escaping through the cracks that Dr. Jacobs says is very serious and alarming development because it has happened after two large earthquakes over the past few weeks according to Russia Today. (See embedded Russia Today interviewing Dr. Jacobs on Youtube video on this page left.)
“There was a 6.4 earthquake on the 31st of July and a 6.0 earthquake on August 12th,” Dr. Jacobs told Russia Today’s Naoiai.
“What this indicates is there may have been some breaking of the pipes and some of the structures underground that happened during these earthquakes,” he said.
“There could be radioactive water that is venting into the soil and what’s more, as cracks are opening, the steam and radioactivity is working its way up,” he said.
It is harder for workers to work under those conditions and threatens the Japanese, their children and their hibakusha (victims of radiation exposure from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings).
As Lewis Huxley has reported,” Japan’s hibakusha “are vulnerable to cancer, infertility and pulmonary insufficiency long after the initial affects of skin ulceration, hair loss and menstrual suppression have worn off.”
Now it is known that radioactive material, the melted core, is moving under the ground away from where it the measuring was being done according to Dr. Jacobs.
He said that the reactors were not safe for earthquakes and there is evidence that Reactor #1 was melting down when the tsunami hit, putting reliability in question.
There are continual aftershocks at the level of a 6.0, so when you have a fragile structure and what we have now, the radioactive core has melted down into the basement, into the bottom of the containment vessel.
Even when earthquakes happen, they are followed by a series of smaller earthquakes.
“The reactors were not safe for earthquake much less tsunamis.”
The nuclear catastrophe at the tsunami crippled plant in Fukushima, Japan began in March when the cooling system at the plant failed.
Russia Today reporting that new evidence suggests Fukushima’s nuclear reactors were doomed to cripple even before the massive wave reached them adds weight to the unreliability of nuclear energy according to Dr. Jacobs.
Canadians receiving extreme radiation in Tuesday rainout
The Agora National in Canada reported that, after the nation’s rainout Tuesday, using a technique described by nuclear energy specialist Arnie Gundersen to collect valuable radiation data, a Toronto resident recorded evidence of radiation falling on Canada in the rain at a level of 20,000 CPM, equivalent to a highly targeted dose of radiation used for cancer radiotherapy.
Radiation one typically encounters is one of four types: alpha radiation, beta radiation, gamma radiation, and x radiation. Neutron radiation is also encountered in nuclear power plants and high-altitude flight and is emitted from some industrial radioactive sources.
Alpha radiation is a heavy, very short-range particle and is actually an ejected helium nucleus.
Alpha radiation characteristics include: most Alpha radiation is not able to penetrate human skin and Alpha-emitting materials can be harmful to humans if the materials are inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through open wounds.
The Fukushima nuclear plant’s existing vulnerability might add more weight to scientists who have reported that the catastrophe was planned, including the tsunami they say was likely not a natural phenomenon, but instead was man-made through weather warfare, a weapon of mass destruction…