by Hatrick Penry
Here are the Plume-Gate basics, condensed into a short, easy to read abstract.
(below) From my book “Something Wicked This Way Comes: the Story of Plume-Gate the World’s Largest, Provable Cover-Up“: my assessment of initial conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi facility as found in the NRC FOIA documents.
(below) Also from my book: fundamentals of the cover-up I call Plume-Gate.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: March 13th, 2011 NRC’s head of OPA, Eliot Brenner admits “While we know more than what these [press release, blog posts] say, we’re sticking to this story for now.”
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: evidence of subversion of the Freedom of Information Act. (Persons that know they are being recorded either censor themselves in real time or take the conversation offline altogether as seen in this transcript.)
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: flawed modeling was based on 96 hours of emissions. Evidence in the NRC FOIAs reveal that plumes were still being measured (not modeled) at the end of the Month of March, 2011.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: the President’s case, a worst-case-scenario, included the three reactors and all four spent fuel pools but was also based on a short duration of 4-5 days of emissions. Also, it is important to note that I have found no evidence in the FOIAs of Plutonium being modeled, only Iodine-131 and Cesium-137.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: March 16th, 2011 evidence that NRC officials were aware that conditions at the stricken Fukushima facility were much worse than they were willing to admit to the general public.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: a March 15th email confirms the worst has already happened “U2 ex-vessel, U4 zirc fire SFP, catastrophe”
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: March 15th, 2011 Japanese authorities admit the Unit 4 spent fuel pool is on fire and “…radioactivity is being released directly into the atmosphere.”
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: NRC official Jennifer Uhle perpetuates the cover-up at a September, 2013 public meeting “…the Fukushima events did not result in any loss of inventory or caused any kind of heat-up in any of the spent fuel pools affected.”
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: 1) evidence (in her own words) contradicting NRC official Jennifer Uhle’s statement at a September, 2013 public meeting that the spent fuel pools at Fukushima did not suffer any ‘heat-up’ and 2) evidence that shows NRC officials and Naval reactors were still discussing ‘concrete ablation temperatures’ as late as March 21st, 2011…this is important because NRC officials recanted their initial position on conditions at Fukushima, especially in regards to the spent fuel pools, and offered the ‘fog-of-war’ excuse in that information was sketchy for the first 72 hours and that an honest mistake had been made in their assumptions. This is proof that far beyond that 72 hour time frame officials were still concerned with the ‘melt on the floor’ of the spent fuel at Unit 4.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: Navy ships were not moved en masse to protect them from fallout, even though Navy and NRC officials were aware that plumes were a ‘repeated event’. Evidence in the NRC FOIAs reveal that a worst-case-scenario was considered, but never acted upon.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: evidence of ‘overconservatism’ in the transpacific modeling of doses to children (remember that modeling was based on short duration emissions of 4-5 days).
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: evidence of ‘cherry-picking’ of source terms (sources of radioactive emissions) and plume/dose models.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: March 20th, 2011 NRC official Jim Wiggins discusses a White House request to run a model that will make President Obama’s Rose Garden speech true…3 days AFTER the speech has already been given. Remember that President Obama left for South America with family not long after his Rose Garden advisory…
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: Mark Schaffer (at IAEA) has requested permission to share the NRC SitRep (situation report) with the Chinese government…OIP was advised this document should not be shared…concerns with any plans to share the SitRep with the Chinese government are: 1) U.S. States have been denied access to this document, and 2) If we share the document with the Chinese government, this precedent could obligate us to honor requests from other international stakeholders as well…
(below) a map of NPPs in the US that sampled fallout from Fukushima. As far away as Lithuania detected aerosolized plutonium emissions from the disaster.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: data collected at US NPPs is secreted into a password protected database and is unavailable to the public at large.
(below) From the NRC FOIA documents: one of two emails from NRC official Gary Holahan pointing out that there are many non-seismically qualified spent fuel pools right here in the US.
(below) NOT FROM THE FOIA DOCUMENTS: The Mangano/Sherman fatality index study reveals an increase in the death rate in the United States post Fukushima (note that these figures were conservative and later updated to reflect a higher number of fatalities). Similar findings occurred in 1986 following the Chernobyl meltdown.
(below) NOT FROM THE NRC FOIA DOCUMENTS: From the bobby1 fatality index study…1.3 million Americans will die from Fukushima fallout by the year 2030. These figures are conservative estimates.
Posted on February 26, 2014, in Fukushima, Plume-Gate, Nuclear, Incredible Stories You Probably Haven't Heard Of and tagged chernobyl, cover up, fukushima, japan, meltdown, NRC, nuclear, plume gate, plumegate, radiation. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.