Topic: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

Don't Panic!  Obama's getting ready to put America to work (whether she likes it or not).
  Hold onto your hats guys; this could get rough. … ;aid=29835 yikes

Things must be bad in the M.E.  Well, that & the estimated 200-Tonne mini-'China Syndrome' in Fukushima, working it's way out of the concrete (hopefully) encasing it.  Then there's the plea by 'Veterans Today' to evacuate Servicemen from Tokyo.  If i had my way, i'd invite Japan to stay here in Canada for a couple of decades or so!  Domo Arigato, gozaimashita! … int-photos

an unnamed Japanese politician wrote: … rom-japan/
“Smile, and the radiation won’t hurt you.” ... has a 30-year half-life.
Unlike the radioactive Iodine (8-day HL), it won't be gone in my lifetime!
  Fallout Maps (incl. Chernobyl) ->

In San Fransisco, Radioactive Cesium has been measured in Dairy milk at about 150% maximum internal dosage recommended by the EPA (UCalBerkeley). … imit-chart
Mind you, they raised (at least) the external limits shortly after the crisis started. … osure.html … table.html
"Many of these increases are allowed in products such as infant formula and baby foods.
It should be noted that the new EU changes only apply to food imported from Japan."

Note that some scientists conclude that there may not be a safe limit for internal ingestion of radionuclides. * this is 'above'
  (Death toll from Chernobyl est. over 1 million not incl. deformities!!!) … r=2&hp has estimated that anywhere from 14000 to 22000 Americans may have already perished from the Daichi Disaster within the first 14 weeks.

Studies conducted by India's scientific community utilizing their experience with Canadian Heavy-Water 'Candu' Reactors (& the beta-decaying Tritium released) has convinced India's government to estimate exposure & risk on a linear scale. … Survey.pdf  Increased infant mortality & deformities (double-digits, etc) were noted.
  Here is a small study from the U.S. that shows a significant infant-mortality drop after closing various reactors.

One thing these studies all seem to agree upon is that the youngest of our world population is most at risk.  Don't leave Vigilance (eternally the price of Freedom) to our 'Dearest Leaders'.  They need help, serious help!  They have no real concrete plan should another 7.0 or greater quake befall Japan! (What are the odds of that?)
  Look at these short-sighted, grossly-overpaid 'glorified chair-warmers' (IMO); they gave up testing long before SanFran's Cesium levels spiked in August (to-date)! … este.shtml  I want to go down there & drag a camera-crew in tow, dammit!  First rule of Public Service; if you don't care about people GTFO!  Cue "the Donald". … ports.html
"Yes, there was an import alert announced in the U.S. starting in March, 2011 regarding the importation of all milk and milk products and fresh vegetables and fruits which were either produced or manufactured in any of the four Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma. Progressively, this alert was revised during 2011 as these food products were found to be safe." * see above

"Overall, there have been no major warning flags on any of the Japanese food products that are being imported into the U.S. At least, according to the FDA.

The Canadian CFIA and nations elsewhere have taken action similar to the FDA to make sure that no food or animal feed with high radiation levels enters the country".

  Somebody forgot to consult their respective Meteorological & Oceanography departments (it's already here - imported from Japan via wind & wave)!

Prevention.  I wish that i had definitive answers (verifiably correct one's that is - seek professional advice). sad

Oh, yeah; & Don't Panic!  The truth will help set you free.

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TechDud wrote:

They have no real concrete plan should another 7.0 or greater quake befall Japan!

"My big concern still remains that if there’s a significant earthquake, significant means like M7.0 or M7.5, that that building [Spent Fuel Pool No. 4] can still collapse.

Now a prominent scientist just came out and said there is a 70% chance of an earthquake of that magnitude this year. and there’s a 98% chance of an earthquake of that magnitude in the next 3 years"
quoted from: … t-rip-open

Senator "Wyden found that the facilities designed to house spent nuclear fuel and the reactors themselves were still in a state of disrepair and located in areas that would make them susceptible to further damage from future seismic events. The reactor buildings still contain large amounts of spent fuel – making them a huge safety risk and the only protection from a future tsunami, Wyden observed, is a small, makeshift sea wall erected out of bags of rock."
quoted from: … ional-help

"The cooling system was put together last summer in a hurry and is almost literally held together by duct tape and bailing wire."
quoted from: … 954-2.html

... "the expert is Dr. Hiroaki Koide, Research Associate at the Research Reactor Institute of Kyoto University. Dr. Koide believes that if another earthquake or strong aftershock causes a leak in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant’s Unit 4 spent fuel rod pool, it could signal the end of the surrounding area and even Tokyo.

As reported by Energy News:

    “Most discussion of the No. 4 spent fuel pool has focused on an earthquake causing the pool to collapse. This video is different because it reveals:

        1. A crack, rather than the collapse of the pool itself, can be the end of Tokyo
        2. The quake that could put a crack in the pool and be the end of Tokyo does not have to be a large one
        3. The sense of shock when people in Japan are made aware of this information for the first time”

Why the sense of alarm? Via the “Solid Earth,” a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the European Geosciences Union (EGU):

    “There were 20 times more quakes in 6 months after 3/11 than in previous 9 years!

    From March 11 to October 27 last year, the carpet of sensors around Iwaki recorded an astonishing 24,108 shocks measuring at least 1.5 magnitude, 23 of them notching up a powerful 5.0 or more.

    By comparison, from June 3 2002 to March 11 2011, there was only 1,215 such events.”
quoted from: … -of-tokyo/ … us-problem

"The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it. The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area. Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk."
quoted from: … -the-risks

Let's do the math.  They can't get in to start removing this stuff until 2014 at the earliest.  There's approximately a 98% chance of a 7.0 or greater earthquake in the next three years.  sad

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From Fukushima:  "Let's eat cesium beef" … o-eat.html

Do NOT try this yourself; heavy metals (including Cesium, Strontium & Plutonium isotopes) tend to accumulate in living organisms.

In regards to my first post in this series, and the first link:
  Why does HS need 450 million rounds of 40-cal Hollow-Point ammo? … c_war.html

Random crap: … tions.html
Perhaps they should change the name to "Slurm"! … olved.html … afina.html

I am ashamed to call myself a canadian now, we are led now, not by children, yet those with minds of children. sad
Japan's nuclear evacuees denied Canadian refuge … an-refugee

Il est criminelle!

Remember, Don't Panic! tongue

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Professor Takeda Kunihiko wrote:

“3/31/2015 is the last day of Japan”

Mochizuki wrote:

"According to his explanation, the yearly dose will reach 5mSv/y (External dose and the slight internal dose) in 3 years and 4 months from January of 2012."
"The reason why radiation level is increasing is not explained." … -of-japan/

It would seem that at least one example of deliberate produce mislabeling has been documented. … mment-form

"It was revealed that a intermediate wholesaler of vegetables [who buys from a wholesaler and sells to a retailer] in Adachi-ku in Tokyo had sold cucumbers made in Fukushima Prefecture by putting "Made in Yamagata" stickers."
"There are still people out there in the positions of power and authority - politicians of major cities (like the mayor of Yokohama who kept feeding her city's school children with cesium beef), or a kindergarten principal (who ended up feeding her kindergarteners with mushrooms loaded with radioactive cesium recently) - who continue to believe "What's being sold in the market is safe". "

"TEPCO to Raise Utility Charges for Households to Pay for Decommissioning #Fukushima Reactors" … s-for.html

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Just wanted to say I find your information extremely interesting and thought provoking... thanks

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"Reality in Fukushima" … fukushima/

I find the radiation levels distressing, yet this is likely not close to the maximum levels detectable by this instrument.
By the way, i would hate to hear the audible alert from this device (see last 2 photos)!

I had no idea that could be registered as a trademark.  For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge?  Surely that is a misprint?
This could make for (semi-)interesting court drama, should EFAG Trade Mark Company GmbH & Co. KG catch wind of this! … 90,00.html

Edit:  my apologies to MedCom as that appears to be a sticker.  (likely voiding what little warranty it had, anyway - void if contaminated with radionuclides, i wonder how they figure that one out before shipping for service.  after all, presumably, if it needs service....)

Back to the reality:

steve from virginia wrote:

"Most of the world’s citizens are not just broke but negatively wealthy – under water. Those who aren’t may as well be, they won’t spend. The problem is that the private sector loans to fund fuel waste cannot provide a return so that additional lending is necessary. Finance clients burn capital and go into debt in order to do so. As finance extends new loans they are extending new bad loans. None of the loans can be repaid and the disappearance of capital insures there will be less credit available for any purpose in the future (including to fund conservation).

It is important not only to be aware of events taking place in the Eurozone but also to watch Japan.  The costs of fuel have been supported in Japan by its industrialists’ ability to transform some of Japan’s fuel imports into exportable high-worth goods such as automobiles and personal electronics. Unfortunately, Japan’s establishment has painted itself into a corner as the auto business works at cross-purposes to push its own real energy costs past the point of affordability. Meanwhile, the personal electronics train has left the one-time Japanese giants behind. For instance, legacy ‘innovator’ Sony has surrendered its once-lucrative Walkman franchise to Apple. Post-Fukushima, the timing is terrible for Japan which needs some sort of export surplus to afford to remediate its reactor problems.

Unfortunately, Japan is condemned by conventional analysis. If it continues to gain an export surplus Japan will use it to subsidize more counterproductive ‘growth’ and leave the reactors to tend to themselves. "


"– An incestuous financial and regulatory relationship between the reactor operator Tepco and the Japanese government,

– A fundamentally unsafe reactor design,

– Cheaply built reactors too near the sea level so as to save relatively small amounts of money,

– Crews made up largely of poorly trained, poorly paid ‘contract’ workers often press-ganged into reactor service by Japanese Yakuza gangsters,

– No operating manual on site, no rigorous emergency training for critical staff,

– Inadequate safety equipment: missing or non-existent dosimeters, hazmat suits, respirators, even flashlights at site,

– Insufficient battery backup for emergency cooling systems,

– staff who ‘forgot’ spent fuel pool in reactor building number four, who ‘forgot’ 10,000+ tons of lightly radioactive water in waste-handling building that could have been used to cool the reactors rather than seawater,

– Unclear chain of command and confusion over roles immediately after the earthquake,

– Inoperable reactor vents which resulted in no cooling for reactor cores for extended periods (and probably resulted in steam pressure pushing water out of the cores). The result of these little failures — add a massive earthquake and tsunami — is the ongoing calamity at Fukushima. "

My hat's off to anyone that can provide a copy of the operating manual for this series of GE reactor.

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Some in Japan are now suffering bleeding in their eyes.  Gigantism has been noted with dandelions & canola.  The debate over food irradiation seems moot, now.  Sadly much of the low-level waste dutifully stored around the world is likely below official limits.  And if that isn't enough misery, it could (not theoretically) be so much worse. … a+Diary%29 sad

G. Lujaniene, S. Bycenkiene, P.P. Povinec, & M. Gera wrote:

from the Abstract:
"Analyses of 131I, 137Cs and 134Cs in airborne aerosols were carried out in daily samples in Vilnius, Lithuania after the Fukushima accident during the period of March–April, 2011.  The activity concentrations of 131I and 137Cs ranged from 12 ?Bq/m3 and 1.4 microBq/m3 to 3700 microBq/m3 and 1040 microBq/m3, respectively.  The activity concentration of 239,240Pu in one aerosol sample collected from 23 March to 15 April, 2011 was found to be 44.5 nBq/m3."
"Fukushima data were compared with the data obtained during the Chernobyl accident and in the post Chernobyl period. The activity concentrations of 131I and 137Cs were found to be by 4 orders of magnitude lower as compared to the Chernobyl accident. The activity ratio of 134Cs/137Cs was around 1 with small variations only. The activity ratio of 238Pu/239,240Pu in the aerosol sample was 1.2, indicating a presence of the spent fuel of different origin than that of the Chernobyl accident." … 1X11002992

A. Gudelis, R. Druteikiene, G. Lujaniene, E. Maceika, A. Plukis, & V. Remeikis wrote:

from the Abstract:
"To collect representative diurnal aerosol samples a powerful sampling system ensuring the air filtration rate of 5500 m3/h was used. The following artificial gamma-ray emitting radionuclides have been determined: 129mTe, 132Te (in equilibrium with its daughter 132I), 131I, 134Cs, 136Cs and 137Cs.  Activity concentration of the globally distributed fission product 137Cs has increased from a background value of 1.6 microBq/m3 to the value of 0.9 mBq/m3 at the beginning of April."
from the Highlights:
"We present results on artificial gamma-emitting nuclides in ground-level air in Vilnius."
"Te-129m as high as (594 ± 58) microBq/m3 have been measured in aerosol filters." … 1X11003237

When it comes to low-level radiation in food, the following article may serve to keep in perspective
these benchmarks compared to present and future allowable limits making allowances for "Radionuclides
naturally occurring in foods", such as Potassium40.

J.F. Diehl wrote:

from the PDF Excerpt:
"Radioactivity is the process of spontaneous disintegration of unstable atomic nuclei, a process associated with emission of ionizing radiation. Radioactive substances, of natural origin or man-made, are present in all foodstuffs. This article describes the radionuclides of interest and considers the internal radiation exposure of man resulting from incorporated radionuclides. The relative contribution of natural and man-made radionuclides to the resulting effective dose is discussed."
"Radioactive species of certain elements are continuously formed in the upper atmosphere by interaction of cosmic radiation with elements present in the atmosphere (‘cosmogenic radionuclides’).

Thus, carbon-14 (14C) and tritium (3H) are produced by interaction of cosmic-ray neutrons with nitrogen.
They disintegrate, 14C with a half-life of 5730 years, 3H with a half-life of 12.3 years, emitting electrons or b(eta)-radiation. (The half-life, also called the physical half-life or radioactive half-life"{somewhat like the 'biological half-life'}", is the time required for the disintegration of half of the atoms of a given radioactive substance."{Note: This hasn't been following schedule in Belarus with 13xCesium & it's supposed 30 year half-life, following Chernobyl. More later.") The unit of radioactivity is the becquerel (Bq); 1 Bq corresponds to one nuclear disintegration per second. Formerly, the Curie unit (Ci) was used; 1 Ci equals 3.710 10 Bq.  Other radioactive species were formed in the nuclear processes associated with the earth’s origin (‘primordial radionuclides’). A representative of this group is potassium-40 (40K), which disintegrates with a half-life of over 10^9 years, emitting electrons and g(amma) radiation, an electromagnetic radiation. The adult human body (70 kg) contains about 13 kg of carbon with 3000 Bq of 14C, 50 kg of water with 20 Bq of 3H, and 140 g of potassium with 4300 of Bq 40K."
"The a(lpha) radiation emitted by some of the radionuclides listed in the table consists of particles containing two protons and two neutrons (i.e., helium nuclei).
With regard to the cosmogenic radionuclides and 40K, data concerning activity concentrations in foods and in the human body are rather uniform in the whole world, whereas the radionuclides of the uranium and thorium series may be present at considerably higher levels (compared with Table 1), depending on local geological conditions.
The population living along the Kerala coast of India, for instance, has an annual intake of 40 Bq of radium-226 (226Ra) and 2000 Bq of radium-228 (228Ra), and similar intakes are found in the population of the volcanic Minas Gerais area of Brazil.
Another case of elevated intake relates to aboriginals of uranium-rich areas of Western Australia, where the annual intake of lead-210 (210Pb) from the carcasses and offal of sheep and kangaroos can be as high as 3000 Bq.
Arctic lichen accumulate polonium-210 (210Po), and reindeer graze mostly on lichens in the winter, so that a further accumulation occurs in rein-deer meat. Laplanders consuming reindeer meat may have a 10-fold higher intake of 210Po than populations of the temperate latitudes." … 055X009974

dedicated to Mother

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"What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here?"

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ENENews wrote:

"Update: Fukushima is NOT 4½ Chernobyls of Cs-137… “but it is worse” — “Doubly ironic that it is all thanks to Yomiuri Shinbun, pro-nuke establishment newspaper … -newspaper

nihon311 from comments in said EXSKF blog, wrote:

"We live in Tokyo and we've been following this site." … -newspaper

nihon311 wrote:

"We are musicians and we made a song to help save the Fukushima children. Our song is not for sale yet, but all proceeds will go to help move families that want to move. The song is a remix of Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind. Please support these innocent children."

That post by ENENews references this next item: … shima.html

femalefaust wrote:

"RT Is Wrong:
Fukushima is NOT 4½ Chernobyls (But It IS Worse)"
The problem is that numbers were compared without being converted -- some of the measurements were in I-131 equivalence (and yes, this is the first I have heard of it, and no, I do not undrstand why everyone does not use the same scale, especially because it is easy to not catch mistakes like this when stressed out over the implications, duh). 

The first to sound the alarm clearly, however, was EX-SKF:"

EX-SKF Covering Fukushima I (Daiichi) Nuclear Accident Since March 11, 2011 … odine.html
EX-SKF Video Feed -

femalefaust wrote:

Fukushima’s Cs-137 is NOT “Four Chernobyls” !
(Russia Today spreading misinformation)
Posted on May 25, 2012
by Michaël Van Broekhoven

So… see if get this right: The Cs-137 estimate went from 15,000 TBq, which is 15 PBq to… 10 PBq.  Wow…  That’s pretty crafty:  the estimate is lowered by 50%, but by using the iodine-equivalence in their press release, their new totals look much bigger.  Not understanding this sleight of hand, alternative media goes crying wolf about “4x Chernobyl!”, so that TEPCO can, in turn, point out their stupidity and score points for the lunatic pro-nuke crowd…

So…  To make sense of all those news outlets comparing apples and oranges, I created this little table to shed light on the confusion (things in the same color can be compared):

So while you could scream:   “FUKUSHIMA Cesium = 112 Hiroshima bombs” (which is old news, see my July 31, 2011 post HERE), saying it is “4 times Chernobyl” is truly NONSENSE.


While in some respects, such as total Iodine-131 and Cs-137 release, Fukushima is less severe, as far as total radioactivity release, as well as ocean contamination, the 2011 and ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster is WORSE than Chernobyl’s.  This is 100% backed up by the official data I quote above.   Recent reports (from RT in this case) that Fukushima’s Cesium totals are much worse than Chernobyl’s cannot be substantiated upon scrutiny. "

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ENENews wrote:

"Top Cancer Doctor: Irresponsible to say cesium in California bluefin tuna is nothing to worry about — You have radioactive material in fish, which is being eaten by people (VIDEO) … ople-video
How Fukushima May Show Up in Your Sushi
ABC News
May 29, 2012

Dr. Michael Harbut, director of the Environmental Cancer Program at Wayne State University’s Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit


    “In general, when you hear the word ‘radiation’ at all, it’s cause for some alarm, and I agree always a cause for significant attention.”

    Harbut, who described himself as a physician, scientist and “guy who likes sushi,” added that while the levels of radiation found should not be seen as a direct threat to human health, scientists should focus their efforts on how this extra little bit of contamination fits into the bigger picture of food safety.

    “For somebody to say this is an immediate threat to large numbers of humans and their health is irresponsible,” Harbut said. “We don’t see people dying left and right all over the West Coast from radiation poisoning. But to say this is nothing to worry about is equally irresponsible, because you have radioactive material ingested by fish, which is in turn being eaten by people.”

ENENews wrote:

"Reuters: Cesium remains dispersed throughout water column “from the surface to the ocean floor” … cean-floor
Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off California
Deborah Zabarenko
May 28, 2012


    unlike some other compounds, radioactive cesium does not quickly sink to the sea bottom but remains dispersed in the water column, from the surface to the ocean floor.

    Fish can swim right through it, ingesting it through their gills, by taking in seawater or by eating organisms that have already taken it in, [Study author Daniel Madigan of Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station] said."

ENENews wrote:

"Scientists: “Absolutely every one” of bluefin tunas tested from S. California was contaminated with Fukushima radiation — “We were definitely surprised to see it at all – and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured” … -surprised
Subscription Only: Tuna Carried Fukushima Radioactivity to U.S. Coast
Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2012, 6:36 p.m. ET

    Pacific bluefin tuna migrating last year from coastal Japan to the waters off Southern California contained radioactive cesium isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, scientists reported Monday.


    “The tuna packaged it up and brought it across the world’s largest ocean,” said marine ecologist Daniel Madigan at Stanford University, who led the study team. “We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured.”


    “We found that absolutely every one of them had comparable concentrations of cesium-134 and cesium-137,” said marine biologist Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York state, who was part of the study group.

WSJ's Robert Lee Hotz wrote:

"The amount of radioactivity in the fish was one-tenth the level the U.S. and Japan consider dangerous, and likely posed no public-health hazard or risk to people who ate the seafood, the scientists said. But the study showed for the first time that migrating sea life rapidly brought traces of radioactive elements from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors across vast distances."

Original article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA: … 9.abstract

Note:  That was from Bluefin caught August, 2011.  Plans are underway to expand testing this summer.
        That radioactivity comparison uses the new allowable maximums, not previous lower maximums.
        Radioactive emissions into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima Daiichi continue.

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Dude... you are straining the limits of our "other" forums intention. other is intended  as a catch all for driverpacks related posts.

Not that i don't find news and trivia useful, and you do always find cool stuff.

Just saying ... OT

Thanks for all your input around here. I appreciate it.

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I am respectfully reminded of the Forum Rules, Section 2.  I thank you for having reviewed some of the "cool stuff" that inspired me to relay.  Sadly, i agree that this topic is not one of them.

Have you been able to review any of what was written here?  If after review, do you still believe that i have gone "Over the Top" or even "Jumped the Shark"?  More importantly, have i demonstrated a political bias, or simply disseminated valuable facts in a non-political way?

There are many otherwise invisible hazards that threaten us all daily; should we not pay them heed?
I agree that you are correct that most of these topics do not belong on this forum.
However; is it not astonishing how at odds government and nuclear industry are with the general scientific community that are not directly employed?  Would you also agree that this is a dangerous climate?  I add that detection counts can largely depend upon radiation type & detector used. … -tube-mc6/

I know that many that do read this forum regularly are well-educated and the least likely to panic or act riotously.
If presented with facts, they may be qualified to form their own educated opinions.

Government and 'nukular' industry have unequivocally discredited themselves (and continue to do so) in Japan. Germany recently established new records for Solar Power production in their efforts to mothball their reactors.  Review the safety record of the Fukushima complex especially concerning "falsified records" and the "GE Three".
  Was it not this very industry that Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us of in 1960 in his farewell speech as President (remember "Atoms for Peace")?

"[Old Massett, British Columbia acting band manager John Disney] said his suspicions around adequate government testing started 25 years ago, after the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

He’d been out on his fishing boat and heard the Coast Guard over the radio telling lighthouse operators to disconnect their rainwater systems.

When he tried to find out why, the local, provincial and federal health authorities told him not to worry, the coast guard were just being overcautious.

He asked whether they were testing and was assured they were. But he decided to do his own investigation and took samples from his Nadu Road rain catchment system to a private lab. They found two types of radiation were at the danger level. He drained his 4,000 gallon tank. Fast forward to two weeks ago, post-tsunami in Japan, he said, when he was told not to worry about potential radiation in the rainwater here.
“My hair stood straight up,” he said." … -fukushima

I urge others to invest at least a few hours researching this topic.  Do it soon, as the clock on our oceans is ticking.

I thank you for your consideration.  Feel free to post any comments.  Even dissenting facts will be respected and much preferred to the gradually less-frequent metallic-taste in my mouth.

The following global maps should interest some.

Chris Rock wrote:

"Obey the Law.  Laws were made for a reason.  Think of them as hints."

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It's not every day that one learns about a new type of Fusion Reactor being developed nearby.

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i didn't move it to the trash did I?

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That's what i find most admirable about this forum;
the "scissors" seem to stop when the signal to noise ratio is high!  smile

Anyway; it seems that some odd information has been released recently,
concerning Eastman Kodak Co.'s previously owned civilian nuclear reactor (utilizing weapons-grade Uranium).

Steve Orr wrote:

"Kodak used it to check chemicals and other materials for impurities, Filo said. It also was used for tests related to neutron radiography, an imaging technique." … ck_check=1

Future micro-power generation may rely on devices utilizing the same aerodynamic phenomenon that destroyed the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940, known as aeroelastic flutter.
  (Coincidentally, there are Eastman Kodak Kodachrome color images available of the original collapse)
I note that each of the 1meter length devices claim 100W - 1kW output per month.  A bank of such wind-generators can be used to drive a separate bank of storage batteries through a specialized charger/inverter, offering AC output.
It would probably sound unusual next to an operating bank of these Humdingers!
Maybe like a vuvuzela from a couple of thousand paces? big_smile

"Humdinger Wind Energy has developed several variations of the technology: a "micro" Windbelt™, for powering applications such as wireless sensor nodes, a "medium" version of the technology called a Windcell, designed to power individual applications such as lighting and WiFi repeaters, and a one-meter square array of 1-meter long Windbelts called a Windcell Panel, developed for grid-tied electricity (more info on the "large" section of the site). All of these systems are modular:  different numbers of the Windbelt systems can be combined together to satisfy the power needs of almost any application – in the same way solar cells can be combined to power a variety of apps."
"Each Windcell Panel has an initial estimated production cost of US$0.05 per kWh (uninstalled) at 6m/s average windspeeds."
" Humdinger will bring the Windbelt technology to market primarily through licensing arrangements with industry partners. 
That said, Humdinger does produce limited numbers of the Micro and the individual one-meter Windcells, on a case-by-case basis.  We also produce an Educational Kit. "
"Contrary to what our company's name might suggest, the newest generation of Windbelt systems is quiet -- noise output is undetectable above the ambient levels."
"The Windbelt technology grew out of the highly constrained energy landscape of places like Haiti with partial R&D in Guatemala, but is now poised to change the wind energy harvesting landscape in wealthy and poor countries alike."

As this tech is weatherproof & electrically-sealed, wind isn't necessarily the only 'fluid-flow' from which electricity could be generated.
  I wonder what could be generated from the kinetic energy of rainfall.... smile

Note:  I have no ties, financial or otherwise, to this company, past or present (nor Eastman-Kodak).

The following chart is an aid to put external radiation dosage levels in perspective.  Note that the maximum yearly exposure for a US radiation worker is 50 milliSieverts per year (The big green box).  This is reportedly the lowest dose for any statistical risk for cancer from an external source.
see also [ url] … -image.png[ /url]

Edit:  previous link broken

Meanwhile, in Chernobyl, the construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure has begun. … 04124.html
Animation of construction:

Here are some recent high-resolution pictures and video from a tour of the Fukushima Daiichi facility: … 2-0526.htm
These pictures don't seem to betray the monumental basement structure underneath the reactor buildings (location of most emergency generators and batteries).

Rebecca Solnit wrote:

"One of the casualties of the disaster was the relationship between the people and the government. Almost everyone I spoke to, even the most mild-mannered, said they no longer trusted the government, and they said it bluntly, or angrily, or with a deep sense of betrayal."
"Around the time of the anniversary it emerged that, early on, the prime minister had looked at the possibility of evacuating Tokyo. But you cannot evacuate a city of 35 million densely packed people. Where would they go? It would have been a crisis on the scale of the Second World War for Japan and a huge blow to the international economy. A couple of weeks after the anniversary it was revealed that the most damaged Fukushima reactor had nothing like the water-cooling levels it was thought to have and was now hotter than it had been at the time of the accident. This is the worst disaster the country has faced since the end of the war, and it occasioned the first public speech by a Japanese emperor since Hirohito announced defeat on 15 August 1945, less than a week after the second American nuclear bomb exploded over Nagasaki."
"Emperor Akihito, Hirohito’s son, made his first broadcast on 16 March last year. Now 78 and recovering from heart surgery, he made his second in Tokyo for the anniversary." … -fukushima

On March 26th 2012, The Atlantic wrote:

"The 78-year-old Emperor Akihito had insisted on attending the memorial service, though he had been released from the hospital for heart bypass surgery less than a week earlier. While the emperor is technically just a figurehead, he is still deeply revered here."
"It is rare for Emperor Akihito, an accomplished biologist and the world's leading authority on certain species of Gobi Fish, to publicly take sides on any subject other than biology. It is said that his love for the sciences is partly due to the ease in which his colleagues can disagree with him. The reverence he commands in other spheres is so strong that, when it comes to politics, his opinion is considered a constitutionally guarded state secret. His normal silence only adds to the weight of his rare public statements on such matters."
"Live daytime broadcasts of the event contained the whole speech and newspapers printed it in its entirety. But, by that evening, all of the major news programs aired edited versions of the speech without his nuclear comments, which also went unmentioned and undiscussed on the heavily watches news shows. The vast majority of Japanese, who don't watch TV news during the day, missed the comments entirely.

Blogs and chat-rooms quickly filled with angry accusations that TV networks were censoring an important communication by the Emperor to his people at a time when his guidance is most sought.

"Seriously?! They're even going to whack the Emperor's Words? "

"It's so disrespectful for the media to cut the most important part of His Majesty's speech, especially as he delivered it under such physical strain."

"Asahi News cut the Emperor's words just like NHK did!  This must be the Government's work... This is the height of censorship!"

By March 20, nine days after the emperor's speech, outraged Japanese held a demonstration in front of NHK, the State sponsored TV network, protesting the apparent censorship." … ch/255025/

You can hear his words, subtitled and with pictures and video of some of the damage in the above link.
  (Note the bus atop a two-story building at 1:52)

His Majesty, Emperor Akihito said: 
"As this earthquake and tsunami caused the nuclear power plant accident, those living in the designated danger zone lost their homes and livelihoods and had to leave the places where they used to live. In order for them to live there again safely, we have to overcome the problem of radioactive contamination, which is a formidable task."
"It is important for us to never forget this disaster and hand down the lessons we learned to future generations and foster the proper attitude towards disaster prevention..."

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Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

Incredible; food in Japan is limited to 100Bq/Kg for human consumption (that used to be the limit for hazardous waste).
Here in North America, the limits are set at an astounding 1000Bq/Kg.  Lesser rad levels in food and children were enough to help convince JFK to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

I wonder where the Japanese food exports are going.  Remember, corporations have a right to "free speech", including marketing and advertising, and they exercise that "right" frequently, and at times to people's detriment.  That experimental fusion reactor previously mentioned actually emits Alpha particles; they call it "Helium".
  IMHO, this is probably not a good time to consume a whole lot of bottom-feeding North Pacific seafood at the very least.  Try back in 60-300 years or so.

The previous poster (spammer) calls it "nice information".  It's not nice.
  It is a warning to anyone whom will diligently listen.

Thyroid cancers are already being detected in children in and around Fukushima prefecture.*  That is roughly half the time it took with the "Chornobylska Katastrofa" (it only burned for 10 days, iirc).  Land reclaimation cannot meaningfully begin until emissions are brought to a halt (including incinerated waste - yes the Japanese are burning radioactive debris** AND "Ground Zero" is still collectively emitting).

  Would you knowingly want to purchase any canola from Belarus or Japan for your family?

My humble respect for all victims of radiological poisoning, both known and unknown.
My deepest respect goes towards the Tchernobyl Firefighters, the "Fukushima 50" and the uncounted others that have sacrificed in ways so few have ever previously, that others may live.

* … re-in.html … a+Diary%29 … ths-2012-7 … shma-city/

Charles Digges wrote:

"The incident is yet another unsettling reminder of the tight ties between Japan’s nuclear industry and its regulators, who, it has recently been proved, have distorted, ignored and outright lied about the impact the radiation still spewing from the tsunami-rocked Fukushima Daiichi plant has and will have.

Last week, it was revealed that the Japanese government ignored its own multi-million dollar radiation forecasting system, thereby evacuating hundreds of schoolchildren directly into the path of the radiation plume emitted from the plant. Similarly, no data is available on the exposure on those erroneously settled into zones of high radiation.

According to environmentalists, it will - as in the case of Chernobyl - be a matter of decades before the full extend of radiation on the human population of Japan can begin to be tallied.

Though, while data on human exposure continues to be sparse, it is now clear that the radioactive isotope caesium 137 from Fukushima Daiichi has invaded Japan’s food chain from mushrooms to fish to rice and beef." … id_coverup

** … 7-exposure … a+Diary%29 … s-protest/ … n-tochigi/ … e-tablets/  Smile on, Doctor; it confuses the biometrics.

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Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

That includes Compaq HWid's from PNPSCSI.inf.
I see those very files {symc8xx, symc810, sym_hi and sym_u3.sys} in my own source both before and after integration, as well as installation on real hardware (without the EISA SCSI adapters, of course).  So this is an issue that occurs for you during your setup.

One can indeed see how those entries in red (below) can cause issues.
It could go in a catagory of drivers that "don't play well with others".
I found one myself some months ago effecting many PCIe controllers.

Stumped?  I never looked.
I do thank you for considering others by posting that information.

Here are the HWid's at issue:


"%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000f.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000f
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000c.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000c
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000a.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000a
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012.DeviceDesc%=pciScsi825_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012
%NCRC710.DeviceDesc%=EisaScsi_Inst, NCRC710_SCSI
%CPQFWS2E.DeviceDesc%=EisaScsi_Inst, CPQFWS2E_SCSI
COMPAQ                           = "Compaq"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 32-Bit Fast SCSI Controller /P"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 32-Bit Fast-Wide SCSI Controller /P"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000f.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 32-Bit Ultra SCSI Controller /P"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 64-Bit Ultra2 SCSI Controller /P"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000c.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 32-Bit Ultra2 SCSI Controller /P"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000a.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Integrated Dual Channel Wide Ultra2 SCSI Controller"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Integrated Wide Ultra2 SCSI Adapter"
NCRC710.DeviceDesc               = "Compaq 32-Bit Fast SCSI-2/E Controller"
CPQFWS2E.DeviceDesc              = "Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI Controller /E""

PNPSCSI.INF: - included with XP SP3
"%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_001b0e11.DeviceDesc% = sym_hi_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_001b0e11
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b&SUBSYS_60040e11.DeviceDesc% = sym_hi_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b&SUBSYS_60040e11

"COMPAQ = "Compaq"
cpqarray.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Drive Array"
cpqarry2.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Smart Array Controller"
cpqfcalm.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Fibre-Channel Host Controller"
*CPQFD17.DeviceDesc = "Compaq SCSI Tape Adapter"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_001b0e11.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Integrated Wide Ultra2 SCSI Adapter"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000b&SUBSYS_60040e11.DeviceDesc = "Compaq 64-Bit Ultra2 SCSI Controller"
smart_5300.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Smart Array 5300 Controller"
smart_532.DeviceDesc = "Compaq Smart Array 532 Controller"
PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_A0FC&SUBSYS_A0FC0E11.DeviceDesc = "Compaq StorageWorks 64-Bit/66-MHz Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter""

%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000C.DeviceDesc% = symc8xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000C
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000F.DeviceDesc% = symc8xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000F

%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000A.DeviceDesc% = sym_hi_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000A
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000B.DeviceDesc% = sym_hi_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000B
%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012.DeviceDesc% = sym_hi_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012"
"%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001.DeviceDesc% = symc810_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001"
"%PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003.DeviceDesc% = symc8xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003"
"LSI = "LSI Logic Inc."
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0001.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 53C810 Device""
"PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0003.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 53C825/53C825A Device""
"PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000C.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 8951U/8952U Adapter; 53C895""
"PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000F.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 53C875/53C876 Device"

PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000A.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 53C1510 Device"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_000B.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 53C896 Device"
PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0012.DeviceDesc = "LSI Logic 8953U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895A Device""

I will archive that driver if you remove that spam link.  neutral

Last edited by TechDud (2012-11-29 14:41:38)

Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

That post was a copy of what i wrote three years ago...

it was not a question or a statement. that spambot simply stole my words from another post and pasted them here with that spam link wink

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Oh, so that was solved?  hmm

Am not a fan of the spam.

From what i read, Samsung Laser printers could represent another class of vectors, as there exists a hidden "admin" acct.; well, that is, they say the ones mfg. after October 31, 2012 are OK. … n_account/
It's amazing, a professer (whose name escapes me) a year or more ago showed that it was possible with some models to overload the fuser after stopping the paper, thereby starting a fire.  yikes

Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

what he posted was a copy of my explanation of certain entries (or lack there of) in the mass storage INI file.

there was a special case where we had one updated driver in the pack that replaced THREE native drivers.

99% of the time an updated driver simply replaces an existing driver...

I had to write special code so that this one driver that actually replaced three native drivers would result in archiving all three of the native drivers. this was accomplished by adding a special entry containing no HWIDs. In this way DriverPacks BASE would archive the files but not replace them with any file. (because they are now covered by a different driver).

Took some creative juice on my part to make it work... and it looks unusual in the INI file.
If you read the INI and did not know what / why it was that way it would not be obvious what was going on.
Some guy was editing the pack and stumbled into it and got confused. That text was cut from the middle of my expanation of the "weird looking" entries.

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Ah.  That is some real legacy hardware.

Last edited by TechDud (2012-11-29 18:31:16)

Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

here is the original thread

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Re: Don't read this if you shoot the messanger 1st, & ask questions later!

Thanks!  I'll read that tomorrow.

  I need to review more examples of modifications to MS to gain confidence.  I still don't understand why the "etronXHCI" tags didn't ultimately work with "etronx.sys".  hmm