[gha] Re: (peace from harmony) Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario - The best action, which requires us to today - is the creation of GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE

  • From: "Martin, Glen T" <gmartin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Michael Ellis <mindquest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:30:03 +0000

Dear Friends,

On the contrary, the best action that we can take right now is for the people 
and nations of the world to ratify the Earth Constitution.  It alone could deal 
effectively with the Fukushima nightmare.  It alone can eliminate the nuclear 
madness from the Earth.  It alone can end poverty and protect democracy and 
human rights for every person on Earth.  It alone can give us a sustainable and 
protected environment.  It alone can make possible a global peace science for 
the world.

Dr. Glen T. Martin

President, World Constitution and Parliament Assoc. 
President, Institute on World Problems 
Professor of Philosophy, Radford University 

From: gha-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gha-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Leo Semashko
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:40 AM
To: Michael Ellis
Cc: peace-from-harmony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gha] Re: (peace from harmony) Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 
Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario - The best action, which requires us to today 
- is the creation of GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE

Before you act - it is necessary to think about!
This is the main advantage and dignity of human! Why do you refuse to think? 
Before it is necessary scientific knowledge of the ways of achieving peace!

The best action, which requires us to today - is the creation of GLOBAL PEACE 
SCIENCE, which was not been created by mankind up to now! Without this science 
all peacekeeping actions will be, in the long run, an empty sound, which can 
not stop no one war and prevent World War III with the complete destruction of 

My first and last suggestion you, Michael - is to work with GHA to construct 
Global Peace Science!

As Fukushima's reactor - Japan will cope with it independently. Leo

----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Ellis, mindquest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mindquest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: 27 октября 2013 г., 16:50:44
  Subject: (peace from harmony) Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 
Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario

This is where peace has to be created!!
It is not in the province of intellectual books or scholarships or lengthy 
political   discussions or talking with World Leaders, It has to be grass roots 
, The ordinary person has a say in  this! We need to take action now !!!
Suggestions please!
Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Common 
Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario
In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the 
fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs
- Andrea Germanos, staff writer
An operation with potentially "apocalyptic" consequences is expected to begin 
in a little overtwo weeks from 
 - "as early as November 8" - at Fukushima's damaged and 
 4, when plant operator TEPCO will attempt to remove over 1300 spent fuel rods 
holding the radiation equivalent of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs from a spent fuel 
storage tank perched on the reactor's upper floor.
[cid:image001.jpg@01CED307.DF876FB0]Fukushima Reactor 4While the Reactor 4 
building itself did not suffer a meltdown, it did suffer a hydrogen explosion, 
is now tipping and sinking and has zero ability to withstand another seismic 
The Japan Times 
To remove the rods, TEPCO has erected a 273-ton mobile crane above the building 
that will be operated remotely from a separate room.
[...] spent fuel rods will be pulled from the racks they are stored in and 
inserted one by one into a heavy steel chamber while the assemblies are still 
under water. Once the chamber is removed from the pool and lowered to the 
ground, it will be transported to another pool in an undamaged building on the 
site for storage.
Under normal circumstances, such an operation would take little more than three 
months, but TEPCO is hoping to complete the complicated task within fiscal 2014.
A chorus of voices has been sounding alarm over the 
never-been-done-at-this-scale plan tomanually 
 the 400 tons of spent fuel by TEPCO, who so far has been responsible for 
mishap after mishap in the ongoing crisis at the crippled nuclear plant.
Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds 
Energy Education, warned this 
summer<http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-6> that "They are going 
to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods," and said that 
"To jump to the conclusion that it is going to work just fine is quite a leap 
of logic."  Paul Gunter, MD, Director of the Reactor Oversight Project with 
Takoma Park, Md.-based Beyond Nuclear<http://beyondnuclear.org/>, also sounded 
alarm on Thursday, telling Common Dreams in a statement that "Given the 
uncertainties of the condition and array of the hundreds of tons of nuclear  
fuel assemblies, it will be a risky round of highly radioactive pickup sticks." 
 this analogy of the challenging process of removing the spent fuel rods:
If you think of a nuclear fuel rack as a pack of cigarettes, if you pull a 
cigarette straight up it will come out - but these racks have been distorted. 
Now when they go to pull the cigarette straight out, it's going to likely break 
and release radioactive cesium and other gases, xenon and krypton, into the 
air. I suspect come November, December, January we're going to hear that the 
building's been evacuated, they've broke a fuel rod, the fuel rod is 
off-gassing. [...]
I suspect we'll have more airborne releases as they try to pull the fuel out. 
If they pull too hard, they'll snap the fuel. I think the racks have been 
distorted, the fuel has overheated - the pool boiled - and the net effect is 
that it's likely some of the fuel will be stuck in there for a long, long time.
The Japan Times adds:
Removing the fuel rods is a task usually assisted by computers that know their 
exact location down to the nearest millimeter. Working virtually blind in a 
highly radioactive environment, there is a risk the crane could drop or damage 
one of the rods - an accident that would heap even more misery onto the Tohoku 
As long-time anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman 
explained<http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/01-4>, the
Spent fuel rods must be kept cool at all times. If exposed to air, their 
zirconium alloy cladding will ignite, the rods will burn and huge quantities of 
radiation will be emitted. Should the rods touch each other, or should they 
crumble into a big enough pile, an explosion is possible.
"In the worst-case scenario," RT 
the pool could come crashing to the ground, dumping the rods together into a 
pile that could fission and cause an explosion many times worse than in March 
Wasserman says that the plan is so risky it requires a global 
take-over<http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/20-1>, an urging Gunter also 
shared, stating that the "dangerous task should not be left to TEPCO but 
quickly involve the oversight and management of independent international 
Wasserman told Common Dreams that
The bring-down of the fuel rods from Fukushima Unit 4 may be the most dangerous 
engineering task ever undertaken.  Every indication is that TEPCO is completely 
incapable of doing it safely, or of reliably informing the global community as 
to what's actually happening.  There is no reason to believe the Japanese 
government could do much better.  This is a job that should only be undertaken 
by a dedicated team of the world's very best scientists and engineers, with 
access to all the funding that could be needed.
The potential radiation releases in this situation can only be described as 
apocalyptic.  The cesium alone would match the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima 
bombs.  If the job is botched, radiation releases could force the evacuation of 
all humans from the site, and could cause electronic equipment to fail.  
Humankind would be forced to stand helplessly by as billions of curies of 
deadly radiation pour into the air and the ocean.
As dire as Wasserman's warning sounds, it is echoed by fallout researcher 
Christina Consolo, who 
RT<http://rt.com/news/fukushima-apocalypse-fuel-removal-598/> that the worst 
case scenario could be "a true apocalypse." Gunter's warning was dire as well.
"Time is of the essence as we remain concerned that another earthquake could 
still topple the damaged reactor building and the nuclear waste storage pond up 
in its attic," he continued. "This could literally re-ignite the nuclear 
accident in the open atmosphere and inflame it into hemispheric proportions," 
said Gunter.
Wasserman says that given the gravity of the situation, the eyes of the world 
should be upon Fukushima:
This is a question that transcends being anti-nuclear.  The fate of the earth 
is at stake here and the whole world must be watching every move at that site 
from now on.  With 11,000 fuel rods scattered around the place, as a ceaseless 
flow of contaminated water poisoning our oceans, our very survival is on the 
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