TEPCO installs steel wall, fence to stem ocean contamination

TOKYO, April 9 (Xinhua) — The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan began on Saturday to build a steel wall and fence, in an attempt to prevent more contaminated water from flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO) plans to plug a seawater intake connected to the … Continue reading

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan today near the already hard hit area of Miyagi resulting in warnings of a tsunami. The quake was measured at a depth of about 25 miles and struck about 11:32 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. Japan issued a tsunami alert for a possible two-meter wave. Fukushima home of the failing reactors is under a tsunami warning as well.

By Greg Chang – // Apr 7, 2011 A magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit 215 miles (345 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo, resulting in warnings of a possible tsunami. The quake was measured at a depth of about 25 miles and struck about 11:32 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. Japan issued … Continue reading

Highly radioactive water is uncontrollably leaking into ocean from crack in Fukushima reactor 2.

By David Nakamura, Washington Post  Sunday, April 3, 3:10 AM TOKYO — Authorities discovered highly radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean Saturday, the latest sign that the desperate strategies being used to cool the overheating reactors could be creating new problems. The toxic water had pooled by an almost eight-inch-long … Continue reading

High Resolution Photos Of The Fukushima Reactors Were Just Dropped On Cryptome. Quite a few, best i've seen. I still want more recent thermals.

http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

Fukushima nuclear plant to be entombed in concrete as Japan admits it has lost battle with crippled reactors. U.S. sends specialist Marine unit to assist in decontamination.

By Richard Shears  31st March 2011 Up to 1,000 bodies of victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami have not been collected because of fears of high levels of radiation. Police sources said bodies within the 12-mile evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had been ‘exposed to high levels of radiation after … Continue reading

Fukushima Catastrophe: Radiation Exposure, Lies and Cover-up

  by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri   “Should the public discover the true health cost[s] of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death.” Dr. Rosalie Bertell. “No Immediate Danger,” A week-and-a-half into the Fukushima nuclear disaster, this is what … Continue reading

Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Sunday that radioactive iodine in the waters off the quake-hit site rose to 1,850 times the usual level from 1,250 times measured on Saturday.

Radioactivity near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to 1,850 times the legal level as the nuclear crisis is worsening in the quake-hit country after more than two weeks. Japan’s nuclear safety agency said on Sunday that radioactive iodine in the waters off the quake-hit site rose to 1,850 times the usual level from 1,250 … Continue reading

Stricken nuclear plant's No.3 reactor(the one that holds the much deadlier plutonium) 'may have cracked' as Fukushima Fifty workers are treated for radiation contamination. Exposed to 10,000 times the safe maximum. More than 161,000 foreigners have left Japan since earthquake and tsunami.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369822/Japan-nuclear-crisis-3-Fukushima-Fifty-exposed-radiation-taken-hospital.html

Thermal photos have been released that show temperature in the fuel rod pool above boiling point. With photos.

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com March 22, 2011 – It looks like the Japanese and Obama will try to cover-up the out of control reactors and exposed fuel rods at Fukushima the same way the U.S. government covered-up the Gulf oil disaster. Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has proclaimed he can see “light at the end of … Continue reading

Smoke begins billowing from reactors 3 and 4 this morning causing evacuation of emergency personnel. Power returned to reactors 1 and 2. Japanese officials are being tight lipped on the reason for the new smoke.

By Yuji Okada and Tsuyoshi Inajima – // Mar 21, 2011 Bloomberg Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he can see “light at the end of the tunnel” as workers at the troubled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant reconnected power to two of the failed reactors. In a flurry of announcements today, Kan said progress was … Continue reading

Tokyo Electric Says Cooling Pump Started at Fukushima Plant’s No.5 Reactor

By Yuji Okada – // Mar 19, 2011   Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it restarted the residual-heat removal pump at the No. 5 reactor of its stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, one of the least damaged at the facility. The utility began cooling the pool in the reactor that contains spent fuel rods, it … Continue reading

Scientists Project Path of Japanese Radiation Plume – A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

By WILLIAM J. BROAD Published: March 16, 2011   A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday. Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume … Continue reading

Third explosion at Japanese reactor. Japan has asked the US for help to keep the American-designed reactors from going into meltdown. A top Japanese official said the fuel rods in all three of the most troubled nuclear reactors at Daiichi appeared to be melting. The head of the IAEA said the Japanese government has asked the agency for help and the US confirmed experts were being sent to the plants 150 miles north of Tokyo.

  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Video-Japan-Quake-And-Tsunami-Plea-For-US-Help-After-Third-Explosion-At-Nuclear-Plant/Article/201103215951706

Japan races to avert multiple nuclear meltdowns. Fallout said to likely reach U.S. West Coast

  By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press (AP:KORIYAMA, Japan) Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 170,000 people evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. Nuclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures … Continue reading

Latest on the explosion at Japan's nuclear plant.Radiation currently leaking from plant. Bumped from a 10 to a 20km evacuation area. Out of the 55 Japanese nuclear plants 11 went off yesterday and 5 are having serious coolant issues.

3/12/11 11:13am Video of explosion – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEV-_X5b_8&feature=youtu.be —————————————————————————————— Radiation leaking from Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant –  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/12/japan-quake-idUSL3E7EC07M20110312 Japan’s Fukuyima nuclear plant explodes – http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/japans-fukushima-no1-nuclear-power-plant-explodes/story-e6frfku0-1226020387955 Explosion Destroys Walls of Japanese Nuclear Reactor Building, NHK Reports – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-12/explosion-destroys-walls-of-japan-reactor-building-nhk-reports.html Meltdown May Be In Progress At Fukushima No. 1 Nuke Plant –  http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20110312D12JF520.htm Japan Reactor Fuel Rods May Have Begun to Melt, … Continue reading

Devastating 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan. Was followed by more than 50 aftershocks within 24 hours, many in the 6.0 range.

By MALCOLM FOSTER, Associated Press  3/11/2011 TOKYO – A ferocious tsunami unleashed by Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, cars and homes, and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control. Hours later, the waves washed ashore on Hawaii and the U.S. … Continue reading

Japan scrambles to avert radiation leak at nuclear plant after 8.9 quake on Friday.

Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:45pm GMT   * Problems not at critical level -local officials quoted * U.S. Air Force delivers coolant to nuclear plant * Thousands of residents evacuated as precautionary measure (Adds researchers’ quotes, background) By Osamu Tsukimori and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents were evacuated from an … Continue reading

Japan Will Buy Euro-Region Bonds, Joining China in Assisting Irish Bailout

By Toru Fujioka and Aki Ito – Jan 11, 2011   Japan plans to buy bonds issued by Europe’s financial-aid funds, its finance minister said, joining China in assisting the region as it battles against a debt crisis that prompted bailouts of Ireland and Greece. “There is a plan for the euro zone to jointly … Continue reading

Tough odds in a battle over Taiwan

Tough Odds In A China Battle by David A. Fulghum at 12/28/2010 Wargaming and simulations have shown that the U.S. would generate a 6-1 kill ratio over Chinese aircraft in the event of a conflict over the Taiwan Strait, but predictions are that the Americans would still lose. Even if every U.S. missile destroyed an … Continue reading

China: Diplomat Sent to North Korea to Cool Tensions

ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 14, 2010 BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday a recent visit to North Korea by the country’s top diplomat marks a significant effort by Beijing to tamp down regional tensions, in an apparent attempt to show it is responding to international calls to rein in its long-standing ally. During … Continue reading

According to the New York Times, the Japanese government will soon release new defense policy guidelines that will redirect its military’s primary attention away from the Russian threat from the north and toward the Chinese threat from the South

Robert Haddick on December 14, 2010   According to the New York Times, the Japanese government will soon release new defense policy guidelines that will redirect its military’s primary attention away from the Russian threat from the north and toward the Chinese threat from the south. The new defense guidelines will also direct Japan’s military … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

South Korea Begins Naval Firing Drills On Monday Amid Tensions

By MARK McDONALD Published: December 5, 2010 SEOUL, South Korea — Brushing aside North Korean warnings of war, South Korea began live-fire artillery drills near their disputed maritime border on Monday, less than two weeks after the North’s surprise shelling of a South Korea-held island sharply escalated tensions between them. It was not immediately clear … Continue reading

U.S. and Japan Launch Largest Joint War Games

Agence France-Presse – 2010-12-02 TOKYO — Japan and the United States launched their biggest ever joint military exercise Friday amid tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Japanese defence ministry said.   The “Keen Sword” drills, which mark the 50th anniversary of the Japanese-US alliance, will continue until December 10, officials said.   The drill was … Continue reading

China on Sunday proposes emergency meeting amid Korean tensions

By DAVID GUTTENFELDER and JEAN H. LEE, Associated Press David Guttenfelder And Jean H. Lee, Associated Press – YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – China tried Sunday to defuse tension over a recent North Korean attack on South Korea by proposing an emergency meeting in Beijing, hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched naval war … Continue reading

Japan on high alert amid war games

PressTV Sun Nov 28, 2010 The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington will take part in the four-day joint US-South Korea exercise in the Yellow Sea. Japan is increasing its vigilance amid a joint military drill by the United States and South Korea in the Yellow Sea a week after an alleged North Korean attack … Continue reading

South Korea orders journalists off island

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The sound of new artillery fire from North Korea just hours after the U.S. and South Korea launched a round of war games in Korean waters sent residents and journalists on a front-line island scrambling for cover Sunday. None of the rounds landed on Yeonpyeong Island, military officials said, … Continue reading

US, S.Korea in show of force as islanders take refuge

The US and South Korean navies staged a potent show of force against North Korea Sunday, as China called for emergency talks about the crisis on the divided peninsula. Tensions remained high after the North’s deadly bombardment last week. People on the South Korean border island hit by shells and rockets scurried to bunkers Sunday … Continue reading

Japan plans troop deployment near disputed islands

  TOKYO | Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:32am EST TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to send non-combat troops for the first time to its westernmost island in response to Chinese naval maneuvers in the East China Sea, a move which could infuriate its giant neighbor, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday. The plan is … Continue reading

Japanese Coast Guard spots Chinese vessels near disputed islands

TOKYO | Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:40pm EST TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese coast guard has spotted two Chinese vessels attempting on Sunday to enter waters near islands in the East China Sea that are disputed by the two countries, Kyodo News reported. Two Chinese fishing patrol ships were sighted around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday … Continue reading

North Korea places surface to air missiles on launch pads in Yellow Sea as the United States and South Korean militaries begin "drills"

  By Kim Do-gyun and Jo Yong-hak YEONPYEONG, South Korea | Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:47am EST YEONPYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) – North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks. … Continue reading

Nationalism is dead: EU President Van Rompuy says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion' in speech at G20 in Seoul

By Daniel Martin 11th November 2010 The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes. In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy … Continue reading

Japan To Withdraw Ambassador From Moscow Over Island Dispute

Last updated (GMT/UTC): 02.11.2010 11:25 By RFE/RL Japan said today that it is temporarily recalling its ambassador to Moscow a day after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited a disputed group of islands that are claimed by both countries. The move by Tokyo raises the stakes in a territorial dispute that has been going on since … Continue reading

U.S. backs Japan on islands dispute with Russia: State Department

Xinhua News Agency   WASHINGTON: U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said on Monday that the United States backs Japan on its islands dispute with Russia. “We do back Japan regarding the ***northern territories****,” Crowley told reporters when asked to comment on the issue. He said the United States has encouraged Japan and Russia to … Continue reading

U.S. to build 8 billion dollar base on Pacific island of Guam. 19,000 Marines to move here from Okinawa. The largest investment in a military base in the western Pacific since the Second World War, and the biggest spend on naval infrastructure in decades.

US to build £8bn super base on Pacific island of Guam The US is building an £8 billion super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China’s military build-up.   Praveen Swami, Diplomatic Editor Published: 9:00PM BST 25 Oct 2010 A B-1B Lancer takes off from Andersen Air Force … Continue reading

Predatory Finance: The New Mode of Global Warfare

Global Research, October 12, 2010 by Michael Hudson “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land … Continue reading

Russia Holds Wargames Off Of Japanese Coast

by KYLE MIZOKAMI One of the problems of living at the gateway to Asia is that anyone who lives in Asia, well, has to go through the gate. Such is Japan’s problem lately, with China and now Russia holding exercises and transiting ships near its borders. Anyone who lives in a large apartment building directly … Continue reading

Asymmetrical Drone Wars

An Asymmetrical Drone War Geopolitical Monitor Paul Rogers – Aug 23, 2010 http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/an-asymmetrical-drone-war-1 Summary The United States and Israel see the next generation of armed drones as a potent reinforcement of their military capacity against insurgents and rogue states. But Iran and Hizbollah too are in the race.   An upsurge in paramilitary violence highlights … Continue reading

Chinese admiral says U.S. drill courts confrontation

By Chris Buckley Chris Buckley – Fri Aug 13, 1:58 am ET BEIJING (Reuters) – A senior Chinese military strategist called planned U.S. naval exercises in the region a provocation and accused the Obama administration of seeking to encircle China and pursuing a “chaotic” approach toward Beijing. The commentary in the top paper of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) … Continue reading

U.S. Expands Asian NATO To Contain And Confront China

by Rick Rozoff Global Research, August 7, 2010 Stop NATO   The U.S. ended the four-day Invincible Spirit joint military exercise with South Korea on July 28, which consisted of 20 warships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 8,000 troops “in the sea, shore and the skies” [1] of South Korea and in the Sea of … Continue reading

Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal bailout tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public Friday night

By Karen Mracek and Thomas Beaumont, Des Moines Register Goldman Sachs sent $4.3 billion in federal tax money to 32 entities, including many overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions, according to information made public Friday night.Goldman Sachs disclosed the list of companies to the Senate Finance Committee after a threat of subpoena from Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Confronting Both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea

Confronting both China and Russia: U.S. Risks Military Clash With China In Yellow Sea Rick Rozoff Global Research, July 16, 2010 Stop NATO   Delayed until after the United States achieved a United Nations Security Council statement on July 9 condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, Washington’s plans for naval maneuvers … Continue reading

Afghan War: General Petraeus Expands Military Presence Throughout Eurasia

Rick Rozoff Global Research, July 5, 2010     On July 4 General David Petraeus assumed command of 142,000 U.S. and NATO troops in a ceremony in the Afghan capital of Kabul. He succeeded the disgraced and soon to be retired General Stanley McChrystal as chief of all foreign troops in Afghanistan, those serving under … Continue reading

march-april g20 meetings' final communique… -this is the global government so many of you have been hearing about-

 2 April 2009  London G-20 meetings, April 2009 -The Global Plan for Recovery and Reform-             1. We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, met in London on 2 April 2009.      2. We face the greatest challenge to the world economy in modern times; a crisis which has deepened since we last … Continue reading