The 2015 Fukushima Pinup Calendar - January


The Longest New Year's Firework Show On Earth

Fukushima Daiichi Units 1, 2, 3, 4 Continue to Steam....But what really exploded in the first place?

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~ January 2015 ~











 May 14, 2014 Update:

CNN: “Problem from hell at Fukushima” — Tons of ‘highly radioactive’ liquid pouring out of Reactor 2 each day — Mysterious explosive bang “deep inside” — 3 areas at bottom may be ruptured — Caroline Kennedy at Plant: US will help with the leaks; 21 y/o son 3-hr Tepco tour



 New Year's Day

January 1, 2013

Prime Minister: Japan will build more nuke plants

January 1, 2014

Top Russian Nuclear Official: Fukushima catastrophe matched our worst-case scenario — U.S. Gov’t Email: Radiation release thought to be 500 times higher than we calculated

Nuclear Expert: Fukushima reactor cores melted right down into the ground — That radioactive material is getting washed out into Pacific Ocean


 January 2, 2012

Japan Expert: It was a nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — I believe fuel rods were blown out of spent fuel pool

NRC says Reactor No. 2 “burned continuously for several days” after meltdown — Hydrogen “ignited”

IEEE: Fukushima unprecedented in scope — Situation appeared utterly beyond human control — “Raging fire in a spent-fuel pond”… Yet claims only partial meltdowns?



 January 3, 2012

UN Agency: Reactor 3 exploded a second time 24 hours later — Then wind and rain brought high levels of radiation over Tokyo, Sendai, Nagano

Busby on Sky TV: MOX fuel probably caused nuclear explosion in No. 3 spent fuel pool

January 3, 2014

Nuclear Engineer: Radioactive plumes always coming out of Fukushima Unit 3 — “Water is not getting to hotspots… it’s because of melted core” — Fission may be taking place underneath reactor


 January 4, 2013

Fukushima Workers: We were told to only clean areas around radioactivity measurement sites — Radiation levels rise after ‘decontamination’


 January 5. 2014


Engineer: 6 experts say nuclear explosion at reactor is possible — NRC: Fukushima Unit 3 explosion had 3 loud bangs, much larger than Unit 1 blast — Tokyo professor’s presentation adds question mark: “Hydrogen explosion of Reactor #3?”


 January 6, 2012

Damage at Unit 2 is what prompted Tepco to discuss evacuating Fukushima workers — Perhaps because reactor “burned continuously for several days” as NRC admits?

Kyodo: Secret worst scenario was ‘reactor explosion’ at No. 1 and Spent Fuel Pool 4 drying up -Hosono



 January 7, 2012


NRC March Email: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 was likely dry enough to lead to catastrophic explosion — Structural damage to pool area known to exist — Pool leakage likely



January 7, 2013


Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire




 January 9, 2012


NRC FOIA: “WTF” — When reactor blew up “it looked like a containment building disappearing in an explosive cloud”


January 9, 2013

Asahi: We are reminded anew of the huge scale of contamination released from Fukushima plant — Impossible to recover pre-disaster environment — Radiation levels not dropping in certain areas




 January 11, 2013

Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey


 Second Monday of January (national holiday)
Coming of Age (seijin no hi):
The coming of age of 20 year old men and women is celebrated on this national holiday

January 12, 2012

Japan Lawmaker: Gov’t may be concealing recent explosion at Reactor No. 4


 January 13, 2012

‘Major Mystery’: Serious concern at Fukushima as Tepco doesn’t know where melted fuel came to rest -Japan Times


 January 14, 2013

Asahi: Almost entire city of 300,000 people has radiation levels high enough to get decontaminated by gov’t


 January 15, 2012


Japan Official: Fukushima nearly as serious as being attacked by nuclear weapons — If facts were known all citizens might have left Tokyo




 January 16, 2013

Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

‘Neutron sources’ found 1 mile from Fukushima plant after 3/11 — “Some fuel may have been injected from that spent fuel pool”



 January 17, 2013

Unprecedented Move: IAEA shifts 47 Japan reactors to ‘Long Term Shutdown’ — Number of reactors ‘in operation’ worldwide at lowest level since Chernobyl in 1986




 January 19, 2012


Former JNES inspector: Nuclear explosion at Fukushima No. 3 had “black smoke” and “mushroom cloud” — “Hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke”


 January 20, 2012

Japan Professor: Tepco is believed to have blown air into hole drilled at Reactor 2 in attempt to keep radiation from escaping

Yomiuri: Melted nuclear fuel heat causing water to rain down inside reactor No. 2?







 January 23, 2013

Yomiuri: ‘Nuclear reaction’ can be triggered when removing melted fuel from Fukushima plant


 January 24, 2012

Japan Professor: “Inconceivable” that no records were kept by gov’t early on in Fukushima crisis — Top official says records will be ‘created’ soon




January 26, 2012

16 of Japan’s Top Pro-Nuke Experts: “We deeply apologize to the public” for Fukushima — “I never predicted that we would cause the public so much trouble” — Yet, “Atomic power is so wonderful”


Former Prime Minister Kan: Evacuation after Fukushima could have reached 50 million people




 January 28, 2013

Fukushima workers drill new hole in Unit 2 torus — Tepco to check for melted nuclear fuel


 January 29, 2012

Asahi: Sources say about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials released from Fukushima reactors

January 29, 2013

Fukushima workers drill new hole in Unit 2 torus — Tepco to check for melted nuclear fuel



January 30, 2014

Kyodo: Robot data reveals hole in Unit 2 suspected to be almost 10 square cm; Highly radioactive water draining out bottom of containment vessel — Tepco model shows molten fuel barely underwater — Temperature irregulaties started earlier this month


 January 31, 2014

NHK: More damage being discovered in Fukushima Reactor No. 1 — “Destruction” at containment vessel — Concerned about tons of water draining from unknown cracks and holes



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