Typhoon Guchol Ripping Across Japan Radiation is Spiking


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Typhoon Guchol is making its way northeast over the island of Japan at around 50 mph, with winds of 120 mph.  150,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate and the public transportation has been halted from Toyko to  the northern prefectures.

Tepco has not held a press conference or released any information regarding its devastated nuclear power plant.  At this point I assume any information will come from leaks or we will not find out the truth for weeks or months.

If you have a geiger counter, start taking readings today and for the next 40 days (the time it takes the radiation to circle the northern hemisphere) and post your results here and  anywhere you can.

The storm is kicking up radiation as you can see on the charts.  Visit this guys blog:

http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/06/radiation-level-picking-up-in-typhoon/

 

More bad news as Japan failed to disclose the radiation maps taken by the United States directly after the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.   The maps could have possibly aided in the rescue efforts.   The largest amounts of radiation flew northwest back on top of the island of Japan.   http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120619_23.html

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Tropical Storm Talim and Fukushima Japan


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Another storm is projected to hit to the island of Japan within 72 hours and possibly the Fukushima area Friday night.  Tropical Storm Talim has formed in the south china sea which is rare at this time of year.  Taiwan is forecasted to receive large amounts of rainfall.  At this time sustained winds are 50 mph and no forecasts for increased winds at this time.

Typhoon Guchol (Butchoy) is just hitting southern Japan.  Fears are still high for the badly damaged nuclear facility Fukushima Daiichi.  Hopefully Talim will pass south of Japan.

illustration: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/1205.html

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/wp201206.disc.html

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aSOC&ID=201206190017

Typhoon Guchol (Butchoy) Update 2 Media Blackout


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Typhoon Guchol is speeding towards Japan and hitting it within 24 hours.  As of today, the storm has 120 mph winds and would be classified as a category 3 hurricane in the atlantic ocean. The typhoon‘s eye has filled in and it is showing signs of slowing down and weakening.  16 inches of rain are expected in Japan as the typhoon moves northeast.   West of Tokyo, they expect mudslides and flooding.   There is a huge media blackout on the topic of this typhoon and the danger it poses when combined with the nuclear disaster in Fukushima that occured in early 2011.  A couple of days ago when I wrote my other post on this issue, as I researched the internet, links that I had visited minutes before were disappearing.  I checked my history and some of them still worked, but were not being indexed by Google.

The next 36 hours are critical! The forecast says that the typhoon will pass far west of Fukushima.  You can watch the wind change direction as the typhoon moves across Japan. (This also shows the danger zone Fukushima).  Note how the winds blow east over Japan then how the jetstream takes the air right over the radioactivity westward.  http://www.kachelmannwetter.de/japan/japan.html

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=npac_slp

http://japandailypress.com/typhoon-guchol-racing-towards-japan-194597

Super Typhoon Guchol (Butchoy) Update 1


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Butchoy has now become the season’s first “super typhoon” or that equal to a category 5 hurricane.  It is expected to miss the philippines, but officials warned of a storm surge.

As Butchoy advances north, it may hit Okinawa Japan the evening of June 17.  It is expected to be a category 1 storm by the time it reaches Tokyo and Fukushima prefecture, where it is expected to make landfall.  While the downgrade in strength of the storm is good, it also means that Butchoy will be moving slower, dropping large amounts of water at the damaged reactors.  Typhoon Butchoy (Guchol) could hammer the eastern seaboard until Thursday June 22.

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=17.3&lon=127.7&zoom=6&type=hyb&rad=0&wxsn=0&svr=0&cams=0&sat=0&riv=0&mm=0&hur=1&hur.wr=0&hur.cod=1&hur.fx=1&hur.obs=1&fire=0&ft=0&sl=0

http://www.westernpacificweather.com/2012/06/17/weekend-wespac-tropical-report-for-june-17-2012/

curiously this was offline for me (camera at fukushima daichi):

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

Typhoon Guchol and Further Disaster at Fukushima Possible


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This could be potentially very devastating for the northern hemisphere.  Fukushima’s damaged reactor and waste pools are still leaking, if this typhoon hits, most likely it will be damaged further, perhaps destroyed completely, leaking out the rest of the radiactive materials into the air and pacific ocean. Maybe its time to go to the southern hemisphere.

Powerful Typhoon GUCHOL (BUTCHOY) has strengthened rapidly into a dangerous 220-km/hr howler…likely to become the 1st Super Typhoon of 2012. Thick Monsoon Rainclouds approaching Western Luzon including Metro Manila and Mindoro (philippines)

GUCHOL (BUTCHOY) will enhance the Southwest Monsoon (aka. Habagat) across Visayas & Luzon particularly the western sections tonight until Tuesday. Breezy to windy conditions & cloudy skies w/ occasional to widespread rains, thunderstorms & squalls will be expected. The seas along the coastal areas along the West Philippine and Visayan Sea will become moderate to rough & dangerous.

Residents and visitors along the East Coast of the Philippines and the Southern Islands of Japan, particularly Okinawa and Ryukyu should closely monitor the progress of GUCHOL (BUTCHOY).

Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country’s official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.

The following Consequences are identified for a Loss of Spent Fuel Pool Level:

* risk of a fire in fuel pool number 4 is real, and that the risks of contamination are so severe that an international effort is required.

* a nominal release of 10% of the SFP 4 inventory of cesium and strontium would represent 3-10 times the March 2011 release amounts

Spent fuel pools are not protected in the same way as reactor cores, and the unit 4 building is seriously damaged

* the fuel rods currently produce about one megawatt (MVV) or more of waste energy in the form of heat (1,000,000 Watts!)

* If cooling water for the spent fuel pool is lost – either by collapse of the pool, formation of cracks in the pool, or other factors – a major release of radioactive material could result. Given the large amount of heat generated by the fuel rods, the temperature would rise quickly. These rods are surrounded by zirconium cladding, and at high temperatures, this cladding catalyzes hydrogen production, can generate additional heat, and even explode and burn (NRC, 2006).

* The water surrounding the fuel rods in the spent fuel pools serves two purposes: First, it conducts heat away from the fuel assemblies to avoid overheating. Second, it provides shielding from the extremely high radiation levels near the rods.

* loss of shielding by the cooling water could critically increase radiation levels in the entire Daiichi complex. High radiation is already a serious problem limiting worker and even robot access to the plant to perform repairs and mitigation, and to maintain cooling of the other spent fuel pools and reactors. Thus, a catastrophic failure of the unit 4 spent fuel pool could potentially cascade into additional releases from the other spent fuel pools and reactors.

http://www.typhoon2000.ph/advisory.html

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/06/16/typhoon-guchol-intensified-near-philipiness-heading-toward-japan/

http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/wp0512.gif

http://enformable.com/2012/06/nuclear-engineer-identifies-mechanism-for-potential-catastrophic-drain-down-of-fukushima-unit-4-spent-fuel-pool/

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