Japan Government: Fukushima Nuclear Plant In State Of Cold Shutdown! – Minister Hosono: ‘No One Knows Where The Fuel Is’

You can’t make this stuff up!


State of Cold Shutdown: Hosono Says “No One Knows Where the Fuel Is, But I’m Confident It is Cooled” (EX-SKF, Dec. 16, 2011):

In a typical display of utter disregard for the general public, the Noda administration announced last night that there would be no more joint press conference where reporters could meet with TEPCO people and the government officials from the Cabinet Office and other relevant ministries and agencies, receive updates and ask questions.

The last night’s joint press conference is to be the last one, now that Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is officially in a “state of a cold shutdown” and the accident has been decreed by the government to be “over”.

Here’s what Minister in charge of the accident and Minister of the Environment Goshi Hosono had to say last night in the last joint press conference, as reported by Nifty News (12/16/2011):

…細野環境相は「どこに燃料があるのか、原子炉をあけてみなければ誰もわからない」と不安な部分ものぞかせたものの 野田首相に続いて、冷温停止という認識を再確認。「燃料の場所がどこにあるにしても、冷却されているという状態」と述べた。

Minister of the Environment Hosono expressed some concern that “No one knows where the fuel is until we open the reactors”, but he reaffirmed the cold shutdown, following the lead of his prime minister. He said, “No matter where the fuel is, it is being cooled”.

Trust us, take our word for it, he says.

Read moreJapan Government: Fukushima Nuclear Plant In State Of Cold Shutdown! – Minister Hosono: ‘No One Knows Where The Fuel Is’

Alice In Wonderland – Black Humor – Some Japanese Contaminated Beyond 100,000 CPM – Minister Of ‘Nuclear Power’ Goshi Hosono’s Face Shows Hiroshima ‘City Entering Exposure’ Spots? (Pics) – Decontamination Volunteers Die of Heart Attack

Alice in wonderland (Fukushima Diary, Nov. 15, 2011):

Today I appeared to somewhere official.

4 men interrogated me.

They wanted to make up a story that I was an international criminal or something.

It was a strange spectacle.

They tried to make me state I was involved in an international money laundering though I only bought an A-bike on eBay.

and I explained how risky the internal exposure of tritium is. lol

I told them to evacuate too ,but they were too busy at suspecting me.

It makes me feel like I’m alice in wonderland.

Nobody seems to care about radiation around in Tokyo.

Once you mention radiation,they’d call you ambulance.

Anyway,the result of today’s interrogation is supposed to come out around on 25th.

If it’s not friendly enough, I might need to emigrate to North Korea by boat.

It is the safest country because there is nothing to eat.
No risk of internal exposure.

Read moreAlice In Wonderland – Black Humor – Some Japanese Contaminated Beyond 100,000 CPM – Minister Of ‘Nuclear Power’ Goshi Hosono’s Face Shows Hiroshima ‘City Entering Exposure’ Spots? (Pics) – Decontamination Volunteers Die of Heart Attack

TEPCO Opens Fukushima Nuclear Plant To Journalists – Prof. Hiroaki Koide: ‘Nobody Knows Where Exactly The Fuel Is, Or In What Condition’

“I think it’s remarkable that we’ve come this far,” Hosono said. “The situation at the beginning was extremely severe. At least we can say we have overcome the worst.”

The worst is yet to come:

Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

A possible worst case scenario looks like this (Flashback):

If Fukushima Reactor No. 4 Fuel Rods Spill On The Ground Tokyo And Yokohama Will Be Lost

Excellent Arnie Gundersen Interview: Leave Tokyo If There Is A Severe Aftershock And The Unit 4 Building Collapses, Now That The Winds Have Turned

See also:

Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Is Completely ‘EXPOSED’ – Ambulances Heard At Least 10 Times A Day At Fukushima Nuclear Plant (Video) (Nov. 9, 2011)



Tepco officials and journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from inside a bus. Photograph: Reuters

Japan’s Fukushima plant opened to journalists (Guardian, Nov. 13, 2011):

Conditions inside the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan remain grim and shambolic eight months after the site was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, according to the first journalists allowed inside since the disaster.

Officials showed reporters around the plant for the first time since March when the natural disasters triggered a meltdown in three of the plant’s reactors, the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago.

Martin Fackler, the New York Times’ Tokyo bureau chief, said the site was strewn with piles of rubble virtually untouched since the tsunami struck.

He said: “There’s debris all around where the reactors are – twisted metal, crumpled trucks, large water tanks that have been dented and bent.

“You can see that this stuff has been strewn around and it has not been picked up and it’s been there for eight months.

“So I think that more than anything is a testament to how difficult a time they’ve had in trying to get those reactors under control.”

Radiation levels were still “very high”, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

The visitors all wore full protective suits, double layers of gloves and plastic boot covers and hair nets, and carried respiration masks and radiation detectors, as the site remains highly radioactive. (Shaking my head in disbelief.)

Read moreTEPCO Opens Fukushima Nuclear Plant To Journalists – Prof. Hiroaki Koide: ‘Nobody Knows Where Exactly The Fuel Is, Or In What Condition’

NHK Calls 20 Millisieverts/Year ‘Low-Level Radiation’ & The Lies Of Minister Goshi Hosono

Update: Silent Death – Horror Scenario Awaits Japan (The Low-Level Radiation Myth Exposed)

The problem is that there are NO safe levels of radiation! See links here.

If you have visited those links, then you will agree with Hokkaido Cancer Center director Nishio Masamichi, a radiation treatment specialist:

‘I Just Cannot Feel Any Hope For Japan’s Future’

Nishio Masamichi’s article has been published on June 27 and since then things have gotten much worse.

Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility) on Fukushima:

“Up to a million people have already died from Chernobyl, and people will continue to die from cancer for virtually the rest of time. What we should know is that a millionth of a gram of plutonium, or less, can induce cancer, or will induce cancer. Each reactor has 250 kilos, or 500 pounds, of plutonium in it. You know, there’s enough plutonium in these reactors to kill everyone on earth.

You don’t understand internal emitters. I was commissioned to write an article for the New England Journal of Medicine about the dangers of nuclear power. I spent a year researching it. You’ve bought the propaganda from the nuclear industry. They say it’s low-level radiation. That’s absolute rubbish. If you inhale a millionth of a gram of plutonium, the surrounding cells receive a very, very high dose. Most die within that area, because it’s an alpha emitter. The cells on the periphery remain viable. They mutate, and the regulatory genes are damaged. Years later, that person develops cancer. Now, that’s true for radioactive iodine, that goes to the thyroid; cesium-137, that goes to the brain and muscles; strontium-90 goes to bone, causing bone cancer and leukemia. It’s imperative that you understand internal emitters and radiation, and it’s not low level to the cells that are exposed. Radiobiology is imperative to understand these days.”


#Radiation in Japan: NHK Calls 20 Millisieverts/Year Radiation “Low Level”, and Hosono Lies (EX-SKF, Nov. 5, 2011):

NHK has been quite busy recently spreading the good news that radiation exposure is somehow not what you’ve been led to believe by silly bloggers and tweets, if you only listen to the government experts and politicians.

In October, NHK did a program where the meals prepared in different households in different locations in Japan, including two in Fukushima Prefecture were analyzed for radiation. Surprise, surprise, the meals in a family in Koriyama City, Fukushima contained zero radioactive materials while other families in other locations had a small amount of radioactive materials in their meals. (NHK actually said “zero”, instead of “below detection limit”.) Well, the caveat was that the researcher’s equipment (germanium semiconductor detector) to analyze the radiation turned out to be broken, and NHK had to take down the test result page from the website. (If you read Japanese, the sorry story is related here, for example.)

But the program had been aired already, and probably it has convinced quite a few mothers not to worry about radiation any more when they go shopping for food for the families. NHK says so, it’s safe! I feel so bad for having avoided Fukushima produce!

NHK just did it again, a bit more subtle way this time, in the news on November 5 regarding the new government initiative to study the effect of “low-level” radiation. For NHK, a public broadcaster, “low-level” radiation means 20 millisieverts per year for non-radiation workers because the politician said so. To say it in a different way, NHK is saying the annual radiation exposure limit for radiation workers before the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident is now the “low-level” for the general public.

From NHK News Japanese (11/5/2011):

細野原発事故担当大臣は、浜松市で講演し、東京電力福島第一原子力発電所の事故に関連して、年間20ミリシーベルト程度の低い放射線量の被ばくが健康に与える影響について、有識者による作業チームを作り調査する考えを示しました。

Goshi Hosono, Minister in charge of nuclear accident, gave a lecture in Hamamatsu City [in Shizuoka Prefecture] and indicated that he would create a working group of experts to study the effect of low-level radiation of about 20 millisieverts per year on health, in the aftermath of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

この中で、細野原発事故担当大臣は「年間の被ばく線量が100ミリシーベルト以上の場合は、過去の原発事故によって、健康にある程度の影響が出ることが分かっているが、それ以外についてはまだ確認できていない」と述べました。

Minister Hosono said, “If the annual cumulative radiation level is 100 millisieverts and above, we know from the past nuclear plant accidents that there will be some effect on health. But other than that, nothing is confirmed.”

Read moreNHK Calls 20 Millisieverts/Year ‘Low-Level Radiation’ & The Lies Of Minister Goshi Hosono