Smoke spouting out from south of reactor2

This is not sea-fog.

White gas was observed spouting out from south of reactor2 on 9/4/2012.

It had started already around 10:57 and ended about 11:15.


↓ Zoomed

<Settlement report 9/6~9/7/2012>

Thank you very much for your support.

NY is very hot and humid, and also expensive. However, I have a lot of chances to meet other Japanese people concerned about their home land.

They are against Indian point nuclear power plant too, where is only 40km north to NYC.

but I haven’t seen any analysis of radionuclide contained in dust or soil in NYC. The risk of having that nuclear plant is not only explosion, it’s only the constant leakage of radiation.

They must analyze soil, milk, cheese and tap water and publish the result. If nobody has done it before, I can not understand why.

It’s not atmospheric dose. We need to know the nuclides and Bq/Kg. It’s not a geiger counter.

Settlement report 9/6~9/7/2012

Settlement report 9/6~9/7/2012 2


Français :

De la fumée s’échappe du Sud du réacteur 2

Ce n’est pas de la brume de mer.

De la fumée blanche a été observée sortant du Sud du réacteur 2 le 4 septembre 2012.

Ça a commencé à 10:57 et ça s’est arrêté à 11:15.


↓ Agrandissement

<Rapport financier des 6 et 7 septembre 2012>

Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien.

A New-York, c’est très chaud et humide, et très cher aussi. Néanmoins, j’ai eu beaucoup d’occasions de rencontres avec d’autres japonais inquiets pour leur terre natale.

Ils sont contre la centrale nucléaire de Indian Point aussi, c’est à seulement 40 km au Nord de New-York City (NYC).

mais je n’ai vu aucune analyse des radionucléides contenus dans la poussière ou le sol de NYC. Le danger de cette centrale nucléaire n’est pas seulement celui de son explosion, c’est surtout celui de ses fuites radioactives continuelles.

Ils doivent analyser le sol, le lait, l’eau du robinet et en publier les résultats. Si personne ne l’a fait jusqu’à présent je ne comprends pas pourquoi.

Ce n’est pas une contamination aérienne seulement. Nous avons besoin de connaître les nucléides et les Bq/kg. On n’a pas ça avec un compteur Geiger.

Settlement report 9/6~9/7/2012

Settlement report 9/6~9/7/2012 2

  1. Are you sure it is constant leakage of radiation from a nuclear plant? As I understand there is no leakage at all. Where have you got that information?
    Here in Sweden we live very close to a nuclear plant, we see the plant just cross over the water.

  2. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    ☢ It doesn’t take an accident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant to release radioactivity into our air, water, and soil. As a matter of regular operation, radiation is released from Indian Point in the form of liquid, gaseous, and solid radioactive wastes. Solid radioactive wastes include laundry (considered low-level waste) and irradiated spent fuel (considered high-level waste.)

    Each reactor routinely emits relatively low-dose amounts of airborne and liquid radioactivity. This radioactivity represents over 100 different isotopes only produced in reactors and atomic bombs, including Strontium-89, Strontium-90, Cesium-137, and Iodine-131. Humans ingest them either by inhalation, or through the food chain (after airborne radioactivity returns these chemicals to earth).

    Each of these chemicals has a special biochemical action; iodine seeks out the thyroid gland, strontium clumps to the bone and teeth (like calcium), and cesium is distributed throughout the soft tissues. All are carcinogenic. Each decays at varying rates; for example, iodine-131 has a half-life of eight days, and remains in the body only a few weeks. Strontium-90 has a half-life of 28.7 years, and thus remains in bone and teeth for many years.

    These chemicals are different from “background” radiation found in nature in cosmic rays and the earth’s surface. Background radiation, while still harmful, contains no chemicals that specifically attack the thyroid gland, bones, or other organs. Indian Point ranks among the top emitters with respect to radioactive releases over the years it has operated.

    Radioactive releases result from plant accidents and accidents happen. On February 15, 2000, IP-2 suffered a ruptured steam generator tube that released 20,000 gallons of radioactive coolant into the plant. The incident resulted from poor plant maintenance and lax oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The accident, a stage 2 event, triggered a radioactive release to the atmosphere. The NRC gave the plant its worst rating because of the previous plant operator’s failure to detect flaws in a steam generator tube before the February 2000 leak. One week after the accident, 200 gallons of radioactive water were accidentally released into the Hudson River.

    Since at least August 2005, radioactive toxins such as tritium and strontium-90 have been leaking from at least two spent fuel pools at Indian Point into the groundwater and the Hudson River. In January 2007 it was reported that strontium-90 was detected in four out of twelve Hudson River fish tested.

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission relies upon self-reporting and computer modeling from reactor operators to track radioactive releases and their projected dispersion. A significant portion of the environmental monitoring data is extrapolated – virtual, not real.

    However, radioactive releases from Indian Point’s routine operation often are not fully detected or reported. In fact, accidental releases may not be completely verified or documented. ☣

  3. Nuclear plants are always spewing some sort of waste. They just don’t tell us, because nobody can do anything about it except panic and complain.

    It’s similar to how humans don’t like to admit that they poop feces. But we still poop feces, and it has to go somewhere. This is the same species wielding technological power like a little kid waving around his father’s loaded rifle.

    1. Where can we find information ro read about “spewing some sort of waste”?
      There must be research about it, otherwise it is just rumours.

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


September 2012