Featured: Fukushima China syndrome acknowledged by the media
Arguably, what has been more striking this week is the widespread acknowledgement of the fact of Fukushima Daiichi being in China syndrome phase (or almost so for the more optimistic ones) as something way too real to ignore and way too powerful to deal with. It began on Wednesday and was very explicit by the next day or so, only to decay as the weekend set in:
Newly-surfaced Video: “For some time” NRC staff has contemplated that all reactor cores are ‘ex-vessel’ due to time without cooling « ENENEWS.COM
NHK: “This is a very severe accident” — Nuclear fuel at Reactor No. 1 may have melted through 65 cm of concrete… Only 37 cm at thinnest point (PHOTOS) « ENENEWS.COM
Institute of Applied Energy: Corium Could Be 2 Meters Deep into Concrete | EX-SKF
AP reveals doubts by nuclear experts: “The fuel is no longer there” — Measuring temps of empty cores “meaningless” — “Nobody knows where and how hot the melted fuel really is” « ENENEWS.COM
“Concrete Attack by Corium” says rare English-language model in 200 page Tepco handout from Nov. 30 — “Time to Rupture”? (PHOTOS) « Enenews.com - follow images:
#Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 1: TEPCO and NHK's Obfuscation on Corium in the Concrete | EX-SKF
Mr.Koide from Kyoto uni “Tepco’s assumption is baseless” | Fukushima Diary
AP: New gov’t study rasies possibility of “structural damage to reactor’s foundation” — Erosion of concrete could be deeper than Tepco claims « Enenews.com
NYT experts: “Danger of a wider radiation leak” — Cooling system may not work for fuel melted into concrete — Tepco “not worried” « Enenews.com
China Syndrome discussed in multiple news reports: Closer than previously believed to burning through ground below reactor « Enenews.com
Other news on the Japan nuclear catastrophe:
Another man died of acute lymphocytic leukemia | Fukushima Diary
Nothing’s stopping the sea contamination | Fukushima Diary
Temperature has gone “over scale” at reactor 2 | Fukushima Diary
#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Head of the Plant Yoshida Is Hospitalized, Will Resign as of December 1st | EX-SKF
#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Yoshida's Last Day on the Plant Was November 14 | EX-SKF
Angler Who Died of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Didn't Live Inside 30 Km Radius of Fuku-I | EX-SKF
Japan Times: “Dangerously high levels” of radiation detected in rice from Date — 60 km from Fukushima meltdowns « ENENEWS.COM
Even Tepco admitted melt-out is occurring. | Fukushima Diary
Good bye, seafood | Fukushima Diary
We couldn’t kill enough | Fukushima Diary
Reporter tries radiation cleanup: “I felt mentally exhausted and my muscles ached” after not such hard physical labor — 2 days later, rice from area declared contaminated « Enenews.com
Vegetables have gone gigantic | Fukushima Diary
6940 Bq/Kg from dried Chinese mushroom in Tochigi | Fukushima Diary
Breaking News ; Incinerated ash of over 100,000 Bq/kg is allowed to be landfilled | Fukushima Diary
Mainichi: Gov’t session reveals 400,000 TIMES normal radioactive xenon-133 levels in Chiba — Actual figure may be MUCH higher « Enenews.com
Die for Fukushima prefecture | Fukushima Diary
Thousands demonstrated in Pamplona against torture[eu] << Ateak Ireki - follows video[eu/es]:
Bilbao: 2012 city budget halves the money for neighborhoods and increases in €12 million the expenditure in private contractors (typically prone to corruption and cronyism)[es] <<Branka.
Demo today Sunday 4 in Garinoain (Navarre) against the usurpation of the town hall by a fascist list of outsiders with a bare 5% of the vote[es] <<Sare Antifaxista.
Demand that the Basques buried in the Valle de los Caídos (pharaonic fascist monument where thousands of antifascists were buried on the pretense that they were fascist 'fallen') be returned to the Basque soil[es] <<Sare Antifaxista.
Athens: URGENT call for international solidarity with Panagiotis Avdikos, prison inmate conducting a hunger strike « Contra Info
La otra economía » Banco Santader's corrupt manager Alfredo Sáenz gets pardon in spite of threats against welfare state[es] - he is the best paid banker in Spain and fifth on Earth.
SARE ANTIFAXISTA: actor Willy Toledo, known for his left-wing opinions, threatened by neonazis in a Madrid tavern[es]
Sare Antifaxista>> Poland: Neonazi party authorized to use highly offensive symbols including an overtly homophobic one[es]
Voting begins in Russia's parliamentary polls - Europe - Al Jazeera English - no surprises expected when the only opposition tolerated are the Stalinists, even if Putin's conservative bloc's appeal is clearly being eroded.
North Africa and West Asia
Latest videos and news from the Syrian revolution/civil war/massacres at Uruknet (graphic images warning)
US Air Force will be 'leased' to Iraq (Uruknet) - so you believed that tale of 'pulling out' - ha!
Egypt gas pipeline 'blown up by saboteurs' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English - it brings gas to Israel
The White House can now put you under military arrest or simply kill you even if you are an 'American citizen' on US soil. You are nowhere safe from Uncle Sam >> Uruknet.
LINYM: Declaration of the Fiifth Assembly of Convergence of the Popular Movements of the Americas(COMPA)[es]
Neonazi bar burned in Chile[es] << Sare Antifaxista
Protestation.org Blog » Occupy LA 12/3/11:Police arresting a protester during a “Police Brutality Protest”
VIDEO: Occupy demonstrators target Wells Fargo CEO at NC campus | The Institute for Southern Studies
Tropical and Southern Africa
Cobalt-60, Cesium-137 found by Taiwan researcher on Orchid Island — Cesium-137 exceeds gov’t limit, yet report says it does not « ENENEWS.COM
Dozens of radioactive tires from Japan confiscated by Russians: “Emitting excess levels of gamma and beta rays” — “Unsafe to bring into Russia” « Enenews.com
Global / Multirregional
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Mark Ames: How UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Brought Oppression Back To Greece’s Universities « naked capitalism
Monsanto Corn May Be Failing to Kill Bugs, EPA Says - Bloomberg - the criminal fraud of GMO crops more and more exposed.