Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fukushima Trick or Treat: "We've opened a door to Hell." - Fuel Rod Removal Nov 8 Japan's Worst Nuclear Nightmare | enenews/TEPCO Video

Nuclear Alert:


#Fukushima, #MOX, Nuclear Alert -
Mark your calendars for 08.11.2013

That is the date set to start fuel rod removal from the highly damaged fuel cooling pool above Reactor #4 at #FukushimaDaiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan.
The process itself is very delicate and dangerous and is usually executed by robots and computers.

This is not an option for the Fuel Cooling Pool above Reactor #4.  The floor is tilted, the roof is caved in, and the fuel holding racks are askew.

Manual mechanical removal of new and spent fuel rods is the current option.

Spent Fuel Rod Storage Pool Diagram - (TEPCO)

>>If any of these thousands of spent and new fuel rods are damaged or touch each other, a massive nuclear criticality could occur.
Not to mention Typhoon and Seismic events in recent days.

NHK WORLD, Oct 30, 2013: [...] The firm [TEPCO] hopes to begin the removal at the facility’s Number 4 reactor on November 8th. Tokyo Electric plans to check whether the rods are damaged by debris that fell into the pool in March 2011, and to ensure that they do not get caught in the debris during the removal process. [...]

ABC’s Interview with Yale Professor Charles Perrow, author of recent article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist about Tepco’s upcoming attempt to remove fuel from the Unit 4 pool: “This has me very scared.” He warned that one slip-up with the removal of

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Post Apocalyptic City Views - Madison and others | OCDesign/1millionwallpapers.blogspot

We were doing a random search for more Post-Apocalyptic Google Images #EyeCandy and ran across this #badass piece of work:

 Madison, WI Post Apocalypse.
by OCDesign in Art

Amazing, if you know this city, it will give you the Willys...


And then we found this site...
Find your own City and Favorite...

Stay Safe.

Apocalyptic Destruction Wallpapers 

 Apocalyptic Destruction Road
 Apocalyptic Destruction
 Apocalyptic Destruction Car
 Apocalyptic Destruction Statue of Liberty

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Solar Weather Alert: ▶ Multiple Earth Facing Solar Burst/X Flare Warning. - YouTube/

Solar Activity is High.
Multiple X-Flares during "instant" Solar Maximum.
With #CometIson in close proximity to the Earth, the Sunspot activity is increasing dramatically.

A number of sunspots, including 1875 and 1882 are trading shots today with moderate to strong solar flares. In addition to the X1.0 and M5.1 flares last night, Sunspot 1882 just produced M2.7 and M4.4 solar flares. The event was also very noisy creating heavy bursts of noise across the VHF radio spectrum.

Updated 10/28/2013 @ 04:50 UTC
The GOA smaller solar flare was already in progress around sunspot 1882 at the time of this eruption. Sunspot 1875 is no longer directly Earth facing...
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MULTIPLE X-FLARES: Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1-class solar flare from sunspot AR1875 on Oct. 28th at 0203 UT. This is the 3rd X-flare since Oct. 25th, which means solar activity is still high. Stay tuned for more information about the latest eruption. Solar flare alerts: text, voice.

Multiple Earth Facing Solar Burst/X Flare Warning.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Nuclear Alert: M7.3 Quake hits off Coast of Fukushima/Coastal Tsunami Warnings issued | USGS/DailyNews

Nuclear Alert: M7.3 #Quake off coast of Japan.

Coastal #Tsunami Warning Issued for #Fukushima

"The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a possible tsunami up to a meter high following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake Friday"

Tsunami advisory issued for Fukushima coast two years after deadly 30-foot waves decimated area, caused nuclear disaster

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the coast of Fukushima on Friday afternoon, sparking a tsunami advisory in the prefecture already blighted two years ago by a deadly 9.0 magnitude quake.

	Tsunami advisory issued for Fukushima coast following M6.8 quake. Expected tsunami height 1m.
Google The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a possible tsunami up to a meter high following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake Friday. 

A tsunami advisory has been issued for the Fukushima coast, nearly two years after a deadly tsunami blighted the prefecture and caused the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
According to the Weather Channel, a 1-meter tsunami is expected to make landfall around 1:40 p.m. Friday. The 7.3-magnitude quake that preceded it was felt all the way from Tokyo to northern Japan, the channel reports.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a possible tsunami up to a meter high following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake Friday.
Japan Meteorological Agency The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for a possible tsunami up to a meter high following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake Friday.
In March 2011, a powerful 9.0 magnitude quake struck around 200 miles north of Japan, spurring a devastating tsunami.
Massive 30-foot waves washed over much of the Fukushima prefecture, including the Daiichi Nuclear Plant, causing an estimated $300 billion in damage.
An aerial photo taken March 14, 2011, shows an area destroyed by the tsunami in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive tsunami devastated the eastern coast of Japan. 

NOBORU HASHIMOTO/AFP/Getty Images An aerial photo taken March 14, 2011, shows an area destroyed by the tsunami in Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive tsunami devastated the eastern coast of Japan. 

The death toll for the 2011 tsunami is currently 15,883, according to CNN, and nearly 90,000 people are still displaced from their homes over fears of nuclear radiation.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fukushima Update: The Ocean is Broken - Pacific is dying | enenews/YouTube

#Fukushima Update:

The Ocean is Broken...

Sailor: “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead” — Nothing alive for over 3,000 miles — No longer saw turtles, dolphins, sharks, birds — Saw one whale, it appeared helpless with big tumor on head

Published: October 19th, 2013 at 10:29 am ET

Title: The ocean is broken
Source: Newcastle Herald (Australia)
Author: Greg Ray
Date: Oct. 18, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

[...] The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” [Newcastle, Australia yachtsman Ivan] Macfadyen said.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes. [...]
And something else. The boat’s vivid yellow paint job, never faded by sun or sea in years gone past, reacted with something in the water off Japan, losing its sheen in a strange and unprecedented way. [...]
There have been several similar reports about wildlife around the Pacific, including sardines, seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, salmon, herring, coral and more.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Opinion: News Anchor Dylan Ratigan loses it on air about the Real problem in the American System |

One of the few voices of reason in mainstream media delivers one of the best rants of all time.

In a conversation with the show's panel about the country's debt and credit downgrade, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan passionately calls both the Democratic and Republican economic plans, "reckless, irresponsible and stupid." (From MSNBC, Tuesday August 9th, 2011)

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Biological Alert: As Saudi Arabia hosts the Hajj, a Look inside the Battle against MERS/Co-V |

Biological Alert:
As Saudi Arabia hosts the Hajj, concerns remain over the effectiveness of the mitigation of #MERSCo-V (Coronavirus)

What does this mean for us Stateside, Preparedness and Prevention?

It's up to YOU.

Catch #SitPrep tonight 6p EST on #USAEBN:

"Saudi Arabia has been criticized for its slow response to #MERS, but so far the world has been lucky. The disease has yet to really break out of the Middle East and threaten the world like the H1N1 flu in 2009 and #SARS six years earlier. SARS, which killed 744 of the 8,098 people who contracted it, earned a rare global travel warning to affected hotspots like Hong Kong and caused some $40 billion in economic damages. But that could change this week with the #Hajj, the world’s largest annual gathering, which typically draws millions of Muslims to Saudi Arabia to trace the footsteps of the Prophet Mohammed between holy sites in Mecca, Mina, Mount Arafat and Medina."

As the Hajj Unfolds in Saudi Arabia, A Deep Look Inside the Battle Against MERS

For more than a year, Saudi Arabia has struggled to control the new disease MERS. Now, with millions of Muslim pilgrims descending on the country, the challenge will get that much tougher.


Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images
A Muslim pilgrim wears a mask as she walks to Mecca's Grand Mosque to perform evening prayers on Oct. 8, five days before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
In the sci-fi thriller Contagion, a new virus emerges from wildlife and jumps into human beings, wreaking havoc around the world. Millions die and society all but shuts down. The plot is frightening because it’s realistic—there are viruses out there in the animal population that, with the right genetic mutation, can jump the species barrier and infect us. If virulent enough and able to spread easily between people, we might find ourselves living in a real-life horror movie.

The film is loosely based on what the deadly but limited Nipah virus—the bat-to-pig-to-human infection identified 14 years ago in Malaysia—would look like if it could have easily spread around the world. Now we’re seeing a sequel of sorts. Some scientists who tackled that virus are battling a new coronavirus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). The symptoms appear gastrointestinal (abdominal pain, diarrhea) or flu-like (fever, shortness of breath, heavy cough), but can worsen into severe pneumonia. It has killed 60 of 138 laboratory-confirmed patients since it first emerged in Jordan in April 2012. The majority of cases and deaths have appeared in Saudi Arabia; others were reported in Qatar, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Western Europe, where some patients sought better care or returned from visits to the region.
The world’s top virologists have struggled to uncover the origin of MERS and predict its path. Many believe it’s carried by bats—the reservoir for a number of new pathogens, including its distant cousin SARS. But since people rarely interact with bats, it may be introduced to humans through an intermediary animal. In August, European investigators suggested in the Lancet that camels could be the middlemen after blood tests of retired racing dromedaries in Oman and ones used for tourism in the Canary Islands found antibodies—proteins made by the immune system to fight infection—that indicate prior exposure to MERS or a close relative. A  Eurosurveillance report weeks later stoked that suspicion, as most of the dromedaries sampled from Egypt had similar results. They earned equal parts promise and skepticism.

So did an Emerging Infectious Diseases study in late August that named bats as the likely ultimate source of the virus. “Finally, we nailed it,” says Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization that patrols the animal-human health border. EcoHealth collaborated on the study with the Saudi Ministry of Health and Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity. Researchers matched a fragment of viral RNA from a fecal pellet of the insect-eating Egyptian tomb bat to a sample from the first human case in Saudi Arabia. One problem: the genetic fragment was too small to be certain that it was indeed from the MERS virus. Researchers in Sydney added to that lead in October with a report in Virology Journal that suggested bats haven’t just fought the virus, but evolved a way to escape it. It’s all the strongest evidence scientists have yet about the source of this new disease—and it still doesn’t add up to much.

Saudi Arabia has been criticized for its slow response to MERS, but so far the world has been lucky. The disease has yet to really break out of the Middle East and threaten the world like the H1N1 flu in 2009 and SARS six years earlier. SARS, which killed 744 of the 8,098 people who contracted it, earned a rare global

Monster Typhoon bearing down on #Fukushima - Storm Surge and Inland Flooding expected | ENENews/Weather Channel

Nuclear Alert:

Monster #Typhoon headed for #Fukushima Prefecture - Heavy Rain and Winds could damage already leaking tanks...

Cooling Pool for Fuel Rods may be compromised...

Fukushima to get eye wall of #TyphoonWipha 

Stay Alert.
Stay Informed.
+‘ sign denotes location of Fukushima Daiichi — Click image to play latest animation (SOURCE: Weatherbell)

Forecast shows Fukushima to get eye wall of Typhoon Wipha — Weather Channel: Things may be getting worse at plant; Storm surge to combine with inland flooding at site (VIDEO)

Published: October 15th, 2013 at 8:05 pm ET

Wall St. Journal, Oct. 15, 2013 at 7:38p ET: Typhoon Wipha Batters Japan’s East Coast [...] the strongest typhoon in a decade to affect the Kanto region [...] Classified as a “large” typhoon on the agency’s storm scale [...] Record precipitation of 122.5 millimeters per hour was registered on Izu Oshima Island, about 120 kilometers south of the capital in the Pacific, with total rainfall on the island in the last 24 hours surpassing 750 millimeters. [...] Evacuation orders were issued to 8,840 residents in Kimitsu City, Chiba Prefecture, as a nearby river was feared to be on the verge of flooding.  [...] Precautions were also taken at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where workers have struggled to contain leaks of contaminated water. Equipment was bundled together [...] Typhoon Wipha is the strongest storm to approach eastern Japan since October 2004.

Carl Parker, The Weather Channel’s hurricane specialist, Oct. 15, 2013: There’s a very sensitive location just to the north of Tokyo. [...] they’re still working very hard to contain the radiation. They don’t want it to get into the groundwater. If you add storm surge, there could be some significant storm surge, although the storm will be weakening at that time, along with inland flooding, because there’s going to be very heavy rain, then you’re going to be looking at the possibility of something getting worse there at the facility. So, hopefully that does not happen.
The Weather Channel, Oct. 15, 2013: There’s a possibility that the storm surge could affect [the Fukushima nuclear plant].
Watch the Weather Channel segment here

“Once-in-a-decade typhoon” on path for Fukushima — Top Official: Giant tanks of nuclear-contaminated waste at risk of being destroyed — Winds near 200 kilometers per hour — Gov’t: Water can be released into ocean — WSJ: ‘Monster’ bearing down on plant (PHOTO)

Japan Times, Oct. 15, 2013 at 10:20a ET: The strongest typhoon to reach Tokyo in 10 years was expected to slam into the region with full force Wednesday morning, the Meteorological Agency said. [...] TEPCO said it was bracing for the storm to hit the crippled

Monday, October 14, 2013

Virtual Tour of Fukushima Daiichi (Video) | Fairewinds Energy Education/vimeo

NEW VIDEO: Virtual Tour Of #Fukushima by Fairewinds Energy.

Breathtaking 3D Video Composite of Reality...

Combines SAT imaging, GoogleEarth, photos, and video to compose a Virtual 3D Tour of what has happened at #FukushimaDaiichi and what is actually happening.

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Each week Fairewinds receives many questions about the ongoing tragedy unfolding in Japan as a result of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Join us as Fairewinds' Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen highlights the many problems facing Japan as he takes you on a tour of the Fukushima Daiichi site by combining satellite video, animated graphics and photos to create a comprehensive and easy to follow video tour.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Gray State (Movie) Official Concept Trailer | graystatemovie/Disaster Survival Network

Found this interesting, not sure how far this project has progressed (On screen or Off).


Research Everything before your Believe Anything...

GRAY STATE Official Concept Trailer #1

Published on Aug 7, 2012

The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control.

Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance -- these are the new terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Grid Down Update: Power Grid Attacked in AR/American Blackout (Trailer) about Cyber Attack on Grid | CNN/NatGeo Video

With the continuation of Solar Maximum, #SolarMax - Solar Flares and EMP's or just random accidents could actually be a Disaster for our Power Grid.

Say what you will about Drills, we will be discussing Blackout Preparedness on USAEBN Radio:

Stay Informed.

#EMP #SolarFlare #CME #USAEBN #NebShipShop - See more at:

Update: 19.03.2014:

Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

“Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.” - FERC

Update 30.10.2013:

Full Video added.  #SolarMax is in full swing with the approach of Comet Ison.

GridExII starts next week...

Stay Alert.

Stay Informed.

#AmericanBlackout, a National Geographic program first aired in October 2013, giving a fictional "docudrama" account of a nationwide electrical blackout in the United States, and its severe aftermath. Most of the program is mock "vlogging" by those affected, interspersed with mock "news footage."

What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year?  Our key:

American Blackout 2013 - National Geographic

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Grid Meltdowns Hobble NSA Utah Data Center | Forbes/WSJ

#GridDown issues plague #NSADataFarm in Utah.

There have been 10 meltdowns in the past 13 months that have prevented the NSA from using computers at its new Utah data-storage center, slated to be the spy agency’s largest, according to project documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The NSA data center in Utah may have had to use this plan thanks to electrical concerns. -

The NSA's Hugely Expensive Utah Data Center Has Major Electrical Problems And Basically Isn't Working

Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman reports that it has major electrical problems and that the facility known as “the country’s biggest spy center” is presently nearly unusable:
Chronic electrical surges at the massive new data-storage facility central to the National Security Agency’s spying operation have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of machinery and delayed the center’s opening for a year, according to project documents and current and former officials.
There have been 10 meltdowns in the past 13 months that have prevented the NSA from using computers at its new Utah data-storage center, slated to be the spy agency’s largest, according to project documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Glenn Greenwald isn’t the only one dropping explosive material on the NSA. According to the Wall Street Journal, the data center’s electrical problems include “arc failures,” a.k.a. “a flash of lightning inside a 2-foot box,” which results in fiery explosions, melted metal and circuit failure. More terrifying, this has happened ten times, most recently on September 25, reports the WSJ, which reviewed project documents and reports and talked to contractors involved. The report blames the NSA “fast tracking” the Utah project and thus bypassing “regular quality controls in design and construction.” Whoops.
Worse, it sounds from the WSJ’s reporting as if the contractors —