Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Interesting High Pressure Reactor SCRAM in Clinton, Illinois

There is an NRC event report out today about a reactor SCRAM in Clinton, Illinois that occurred "after main steam bypass valves unexpectedly closed" and caused a high pressure condition in the reactor. No high pressure safety valves were blown; and 'the licensee is MANUALLY controlling the steam bypass valves to remove decay heat via the main condenser. The situation occurred "during a planned shutdown in preparation for refueling outage"

This reactor SCRAM is interesting on several levels. Accidents are mostly likely to happen when humans are mucking with the reactor, in this case they were getting ready to shut things down. Odds are it was "pilot error". But now they are "manually" controlling the valves, which would again increase the risk of further pilot error.

The real question is does "manually" imply that some one is physically turning a valve with a wrench, when required; or, does it mean they have just switched off the autopilot and the driver is now just pushing a button on the dashboard when required.

The situation also tripped our Red team / Blue team thinking. The statistical data indicates that the reactor is safest when machines run the system, but machines are also prone to hack. At what point does the safety of automation increase the system vulnerability to nefarious actions? How hard is it hack the controller for the bypass valves, and what are the odds that the safety pressure relief valves were installed incorrectly, and as a result did not blow? What are the odds Clinton Illinois has created an additional process to add to the Murphy watch list?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Raw Data Download Now Available From The 11/8/11 Long Radioactive Half Life Fallout Detection

Raw Data Download Now Available From The 11/8/11 Long Radioactive Half Life Fallout Detection


The original analysis may be found at the following link.
ALERT- Persistent Long Half Life Radioactive Fallout Detected in 11/8/11 Saint Louis, Mo Rainfall

Raw Fallout Data in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"



Raw Background Data in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Light Mist With 33X Background Radiation in Saint Louis @ 1:45pm 11/27/11

There is light mist in Saint Louis's air today containing radioactive fallout measuring thirty three times greater than background radiation (0.333 mR/hr); the mist is the perfect consistency to lightly coat one's car and lungs with a dose of Fukushima's Finest.

55 Times Greater Than Background Radiation In 11:30pm 11/26/11 Saint Louis Fallout

It has been raining in Saint Louis since about 2pm; at 11:30pm the rain had let off enough for us to take a sample swipe off of the hood of our truck. That sample returned a reading of 55 times greater than background radiation.

Prior to August 2011 this would have qualified as one of the highest readings we ever had; but after the corium hit ground water in August, we have had readings over 276 times greater than background. The fallout has reduced over the last month and typically have had a floor of 20x background readings.

The increased reading from this sample MAY represent the leading edge of what was released from Fukushima as a result of the recent back to back magnitude 6 earthquakes. If that is the case, we suspect higher levels will follow in a few days.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

ALERT- Persistent Long Half Life Radioactive Fallout Detected in 11/8/11 Saint Louis, Mo Rainfall

A twelve day Geiger counter reading was taken of the radioactive fallout which rained down on Saint Louis Missouri during the 11/8/11 rain event. The sample shows evidence of persistent long half life radiation which is capable of accumulating in the environment. This is not the first such detection we have encountered, but it is the longest continuous sample reading we have taken to date.  The charts below show the evidence of the event;  the raw data the charts were generate from will be made available for download shortly.  

The detection reemphasizes the need to take cost effective risk mitigation measures; the primary measures we are taking are to avoid tracking the fallout into the house (wet clothes, wet cars in the garage), and protecting water and food intake.

Based on some good critiques via blog comments, we are in the process of revamping our rapid analysis methodology to reflect an increased level of uncertainty in identifying fallout with a less than one day half life. The increased uncertainty is not yet at a level to reduce or increase our risk mitigation strategies; but its influence is noticeable in the charts below. A video describing the detections below in greater detail will follow.



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The SITUATION in PHILLIPSBURG, New Jersey- You Were SNOOKIED and INDUSTRIALLY IRRADIATED the Weekend Before Halloween!

Almost exactly one month ago, on the weekend before Halloween, an industrial accident which "resulted in a possible overexposure of members of the public" to the irradiation from 8 Curries of a Cesium 137 occurred in PHILLIPSBURG, NJ.

The NRC event report for that accident came out today 11/22/11. It is the responses to cases such as these which sow the seeds of distrust in the public regarding the supposed guardians of their safety. Were the people nearby quickly informed of what they were exposed too?

The event was attributed to ATLANTIC STATES CAST IRON COMPANY, where a "shutter" fell on a gauge containing a Cesium 137 source. The simplest way to visualize what happened is to picture a flashlight permanently stuck in the "on" position. When you want to use the flashlight, you let the shutter covering the bulb move downward; when you are done needing the light source, you move the shutter back upward. In the case of this accident the shutter fell into the downward position over a weekend.

If the public safety were the foremost concern, we believe the way this event would have been handled as such:

(1) Determine in which direction the radioactive "flashlight" was pointed towards.
(2) Identify on which homes and public places that radioactive "flashlight" was shinning.
(3) IMMEDIATELY INFORM THOSE PEOPLE AFFECTED, especially those who might be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

We doubt ANY of those 3 things happened. In fact, we suspect that the ONLY way anyone who might have affected by the Situation will ever find out they have been Snookied is if someone reading this blog passes on the information to people they personally know in New Jersey.

Here is a map of the ATLANTIC STATES CAST IRON COMPANY, see who you think might have been at risk.


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Monday, November 21, 2011

How Many Engineers Does It Take To Screw Down The Lid Of A Nuclear Core?

How Many Engineers Does It Take To Screw Down The Lid Of A Nuclear Core? Don't ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and/or Progress Energy that question. Given the recent declared emergency at the Brunswick Nuclear plant in North Carolina, where the pressure cooker top of the nuclear core was screwed in loose enough to allow the NUCLEAR CORE to DIRECTLY spew out hot radioactive materials, the answer obviously is that the NRC and Progress Energy didn't have the ability to answer that question. But don't worry, the NRC and Progress Energy say there is no IMMEDIATE danger.

The public and media seemingly have no concept of the gravity of this utterly dangerous situation. The penalty of failure in the nuclear business is high and long; in fact it is much higher than in aviation where a lesser failure would have resulted in the FAA IMMEDIATELY grounding and inspecting fleets of aircraft with similar maintenance histories. The reality of this situation is that this sort of escaped defect undermines the credibility of the entire Nuclear Power industry and highlights the level of danger the public faces (which is exactly why it is being played down).

We at POTRBLOG believe this incident was an act of sabotage, modeled on a March 18, 2011 Union of Concerned Scientist Analysis showing how the Brunswick plant could be turned into a Fukushima style hydrogen explosion. Our position is supported by a past history of core sabotage at the Brunswick plant. What makes the current situation doubly interesting is that UCS engineer Dave Lochbaum, who authored the analysis on how North Brunswick could go all Fukushima, made this comment about the emergency at North Brunswick: "It's more embarrassing than it is a safety near-miss," That is exactly the kind of comment a law enforcement agency would ask such a person to make in order to strike at the ego of the saboteur, in hopes that saboteur would respond. In fact, it is only scenario in which we can imagine David Loughbaum's comment to make any sense at all. One only hopes that Loughbaum's comment didn't incorrectly reassure the public about the immediate safety of the declared emergency.

The good news is that a saboteur can be tracked down and arrested, IF A PROPER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS CONDUCTED. That bad news is that suspected saboteur likely has access to more than one nuclear plant. The worse news is that if there is no saboteur, and it is solely a matter of nuclear incompetence, eventual that incompetence will screw us all in the end with another home grown Fukushima.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

11/20/11 2:30pm Rain Radioactive Fallout 22 Times Greater Than Background

A sample paper towel wipe was taken from the hood of the truck around 2:30 pm; the sample returned a reading of 22 times greater than background radiation.

Twenty Times background radiation has basically been the floor level reading we have had during these fallout events since August. Typically these readings have a 36 minute short half life component comprised of Radon 222 daughters, combined with a medium half life component(s), and finally a persistent long half life component which reads slightly over background radiation for days to weeks onward.

We believe the short half life Radon source to be Fuksuhima ground water which is being released as steam as a result of the corium heating up that Radon laden Japanese ground water; we believe the persistent longer half life detections to be fission products that have contaminated the ground water in Japan and released as steam.

Our video below explains the situation in more detail.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

[MAXIMUM ALERT] NUCLEAR SABOTAGE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO RECREATE FUKUSHIMA IN NORTH CAROLINA

The POTRBLOG team believes that the 11/16/11 Emergency at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant in North Carolina was an attempt to attack the United States by using a March 18th 2011 blue print described by David Lochbaum, the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Nuclear Safety Project, on how the Brunswick North Carolina Nuclear power plant reactor containment seals could fail resulting in a Fukushima hydrogen explosion.

The above information combined with a history of sabotage at the Brunswick Unit 2 nuclear plant during maintenance and refueling outages leads the POTRBLOG team to believe that the improperly sealed Reactor Pressure Vessel was a man-made attempt to recreate a Fukushima style Nuclear Disaster in the United States.

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BREAKING ALERT! History of MULTIPLE SABOTAGE Attempts at Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

UPDATE 11/20/11 see the following link
[MAXIMUM ALERT] NUCLEAR SABOTAGE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO RECREATE FUKUSHIMA IN NORTH CAROLINA


Original Post Below
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Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant has a history of sabotage during maintenance and refueling on Unit 2. The NRC had previously reported possible sabotage of neutron monitoring probes during such a refueling outage.

Additionally, the rail lines entering the Brunswick Nuclear Plant have also been a previous target of sabotage. One the same day as the rail line sabotage, a guard at a different Progress Energy Nuclear plant came under gun fire.

Given such a history of sabotage at Brunswick Nuclear and Progress Energy nuclear sites in general, it is unfathomable that the FBI would not have the lead in the NRC investigation of what likely appears to be another case of sabotage during reactor maintenance at Brunswick Nuclear.

Sources:
Wilmington Morning Star

Raleigh News & Observer

Indyweek.com

Also see our previous alerts on this matter:

!! ALERT- Brunswick North Carolina !! DANGEROUS AND NEAR DEADLY NUCLEAR PLANT INCOMPETENCE

POTRBLOG Predicts the FBI Will and Should Investigate the Possibility of Nuclear Sabotage at Brunswick North Carolina Nuclear Plant

Friday, November 18, 2011

POTRBLOG Predicts the FBI Will and Should Investigate the Possibility of Nuclear Sabotage at Brunswick North Carolina Nuclear Plant

UPDATE 11/20/11 see the following link
[MAXIMUM ALERT] NUCLEAR SABOTAGE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO RECREATE FUKUSHIMA IN NORTH CAROLINA



ORIGINAL POST BELOW
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The POTRBLOG team predicts that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will and should be on site at the Brunswick North Carolina nuclear plant to collect and protect evidence of possible nuclear sabotage.

There are two fundamentally frightening realities that will come out of the NRC emergency declaration at the Brunswick North Carolina nuclear plant.

(1) The NRC will decide that the potential level of nuclear incompetence shown at the Brunswick Nuclear plan falls within the range of what can be NON-CRIMINALLY expected for a Nuclear Plant operator.

(2) The NRC will find that what happened is OUTSIDE of what could reasonable be expected, hence it is prudent to invite in the FBI to help rule out a case of likely SABOTAGE.


If the NRC follows decides on action #1, there is no choice but to conclude that Nuclear plants are at MUCH greater risk of human induced catastrophic failure than has ever been admitted to, or previously planned for.



Our initial coverage of the Emergency Declaration at Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina may be found at the link below.

!! ALERT- Brunswick North Carolina !! DANGEROUS AND NEAR DEADLY NUCLEAR PLANT INCOMPETENCE

Can the IAEA Blame the Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd for the OTHER Fission Products Too?

Update 11/18/11:

Further research indicates that there is more going on at the Institute of Isotopes than just meeting medical isotope needs; it appears as if they also do research on prompt fission products of U235. That being the case, if IoI is the sole cause of the European I-131 detections, then the Iodine 131 was possibly less than ONE PERCENT nuclear frappe of radioactive isotopes released from the facility during the time period in question.

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Original post


The IAEA seems to have laid the blame of the expansive European Iodine 131 detections at the door step of the Hungarian company Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd. The company does admit to releasing about 300 thyroid killing doses; and God help anyone who was caught in a downwind rainstorm during that release, but putting the finger on IoI co. does NOT explain the detection of the other FISSION products.

It makes no economic sense for the company to produce I-131 via fission; they likely were manufacturing I-131 by neutron bombardment of Tellurium, and a leak in a fume-hood or filter could explain some of the I-131 detections. It might also explain the Cobalt-60 detections, if they were also making a production run of that product during the same time period. But, blaming the airborne detections of Cs-134, C-137, Te-132, I-132, Ru-103, and Ce-144  on the  Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd. makes absolutely no cents or dollars because using a process that creates those type of fission contaminants to make Iodine 131 would NOT be cost effective.

The IAEA may have claimed to have fingered the location of the Pink Panther and the case to be closed, but the real evidence dictates otherwise.

[Soothing Music] Dr Evgeny Podkletnov and CERN Breaking the Speed of Light

Some more soothing music to accompany CERN's second release of measurements indicating they have broken the speed of light; those actually researching CERN's claim should look to the outcome of Dr Evgeny Podkletnov work for some possible insight.

!! ALERT- Brunswick North Carolina !! DANGEROUS AND NEAR DEADLY NUCLEAR PLANT INCOMPETENCE

UPDATE 11/20/11:
We believe the circumstances of this incidence point to an actual case of SABOTAGE aimed recreating a Fukushima style meltdown in North Carolina, based on a March 2011 bulletin describing exactly such a scenario at the Brunswick plant.
See the following blog post for details and a video analysis.

[MAXIMUM ALERT] NUCLEAR SABOTAGE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO RECREATE FUKUSHIMA IN NORTH CAROLINA


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The POTRBLOG team believes this event to be one of the most startlingly dangerous and incompetent things we have ever read in an NRC event alert, frankly we would find this event terrifying if we lived any where near or down wind of Brunswick North Carolina (and we ain't a-fear'd of nothin')

On 11/16/11 an Emergency was declared at Brunswick North Carolina Nuclear Plant due to a discovered coolant leak after the reactor went critical during the STARTUP of Unit 2 at the nuclear plant. Today we discover that the reason there was a coolant leak was because "the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) head was not fully tensioned" Event Number: 47452

We take this situation to mean that Brunswick apparently has no effective policies, controls, or procedures to prevent them from improperly reassembling a nuclear pressure vessel, and no methodology for checking for such a failure other than bringing the reactor up to criticality and seeing if any nuclear goodies steam and/or leak-out. Moreover to alleviate the situation they had to manually shut down the reaction, which just so happens to be from a probabilistic stand point one of the danger points in the operation of a reactor.

Functionally we believe this situation to be the equivalent of a methlab operation failing to properly seal a pressure cooker and realizing the mistake just in time to keep the rest of the neighborhood from hearing the large BOOM.

Given what we know from the event reports, one has to question what was released from the plant; but more damningly one has to wonder how an organization can allow such an escaped defect to occur and still be deemed competent to operate a nuclear power plant.

Yesterday, Brunswick North Carolina had a grace of God moment that they didn't have their own Chernobyl / Fukushima. The ONLY SAFE procedure going forward is for Brunswick to STAND DOWN further operations pending a full debrief and corrective action plan.

We believe it would be wise for local residents in the area to take immediate precautions, and based on the evident lapses in operation of the facility to take long term precautions as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

European Iodine 131 And Cobalt 60 Fallout- A Romanian Reactor CANDU That





As the POTRBLOG team was researching the current widespread and unattributed European Iodine 131 outbreak and its potential creation via the spallation of atmospheric Fukushima Plutonium 239 by Solar Coronal Mass Ejections, we discovered one small tidbit of information that could be the fingerprint of a a fuel-rod meltdown common to a CANDU-6 reactor.

The CANDU link is small and tenuous. But it is worth mentioning given that Cobalt 60 has been detected in the European fallout, and that Cobalt 60 would be produced from the meltdown of a CANDU fuelrod. The only CANDU reactor in Europe is located in Cernavod─â Romania, due east of some of the strongest fallout detections in Slovenia.

However, given that the connection to Romania would be so obvious, it is hard to imagine that the IAEA would not quickly identify the source. The possible connection to Romania is explored at the end of the above video.


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Monday, November 14, 2011

European Iodine 131 Detections Indicative of Atmospheric Plutonium 239 Concentrations

The European Iodine 131 detections are a possible indicator of how much Plutonium 239 is in the upper atmosphere; for that reason alone it is EXTREMELY unlikely that the true source and cause of those Iodine 131 detections will ever be revealed.

The POTRBLOG team has warned since early April 2011 that Solar Coronal Mass Ejections impacting both Radioactive AND Non-Radioactive high atomic weight Fukushima fallout in the upper atmosphere could generate a witches' brew of "Fresh" radioactive iodine fallout across the sunlit side of the Northern Hemisphere.




Below is a link to all the POTRBLOG posts and videos regarding Solar Coronal Mass Ejections and their interactions with High Atomic Weight Fukushima Fallout.

http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/search/label/Spallations

Raw Synthetic Control Data Released For Model Testing.

Since several people have shown interest in reverse engineering the Geiger Counter detection data to resolve the original isotopes and decay chains which caused the data, the following two "Control" data sets are being made available for testing and verification purposes.

The SYNTHETIC data in the following two control files are based on the decay chains of real radioactive isotopes; the initial quantities of have been fit to match the 10/26/11 data. Please post the results of your reverse engineering attempts in the comment section below. The initial starting conditions and decay chains involved will eventually be shared so that goodness of fit comparisons may be made.

The third data file is of the actual background measurements made while the original 10/26/11 data was recorded.

CONTROL DATA SET 1 in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"


CONTROL DATA SET 2 in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"




the ORIGINAL raw background data in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"

Sunday, November 13, 2011

[GOOD NEWS] 11/13/11 10:30 pm Downpour Only 7X Greater Than Background Radiation

We had a strong downpour move threw the area around 10:30pm; the paper towel sample swipe read a surprisingly low 0.077 mR/hr which is only 7 times greater than normal background radiation. This is the first reading below 20x greater than background since August.

A quick check of the Jetstream maps quickly showed the reason for the lower reading. Eventhough the Jetstream is currently strongly present overhead, it appears to be the southern Jetstream. The more southern jetstream explains today's warmer temperatures and the reduced presence of Fukushima fallout.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

EUROPEAN Radioactive IODINE Spallation PREDICTED by POTRBLOG

European radioactive iodine detections were predicted by POTRBLOG team as a consequence of the interaction of Coronal Mass Ejections with  Fukushima Fallout (both radioactive and non-radioactive).

The POTRBLOG team has alerted since April that the "Northern Lights" have the capability to spall a witches' brew of radioactive iodines over the sun lit side of the northern hemisphere. On October 24 a solar storm struck, with eastern Europe on the sun lit side of the storm. At the time the POTRBLOG team predicted "a step function jump in detections across the globe that could not be readily explained by via other means" would be a good indicator of such an event.

The current European detection MAY be indicative of the predicted Coronal Mass Ejection > Fukushima Fallout interactions warned of by the POTRBLOG team. HOWEVER, the data is not yet conclusive; confirming elements to look for would be the detection of other unusual radioactive iodines and fallout, dispersed in a manner that DOES NOT INDICATE A SPECIFIC POINT SOURCE. Making such a determination may be
made more difficult by outlying surrounding the events which are tied to point events like Fukushima.

However, we at POTRBLOG do not expect such an analysis to be made available for public consumption, as the confirmation of this event could induce wide spread anxiety as the situation continues for decades. In fact, it is more likely that public sources would confirm that the event was caused by a thyroid cancer afflicted deer hunter who happened to urinate off of his/her tree stand during a deer hunt; with the wind intercepting, and dispersing,  the I-133 laden urine across Europe before the tinkle could even hit the roses on the forest floor- a real J├Ągermeister indeed!

Original June Video Alert Below:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

20X Background Radiation in 9:45pm 11/8/11 Saint Louis, Mo Fallout Rain

After several hours of on and off all day rain and storms, we finally were able to get a reading from a swipe off the truck; the sample read 20 times greater than background radiation.

Since Fukushima corium hit ground water back in August, it seems as if we no longer get any rainfalls with less than 20x background radiation in them.

More data to follow.

US Department of Energy Detected Airborne Neptunium -239 During the May 8th Fukushima "Fire"

On May 8th 2011 the United States Department of Energy detected airborne Neptunium -239 in the wake of what was wildly reported on the blogosphere as a "Fire" at Fukushima.  The Neptunium 239 was detected approximately 40 miles west-south-west of Fukushima at a rest area on the Tohoku Expy near Niita (see map below)


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Below is a video of the widely reported May 8th "Fire" at Fukushima Daiichi.




The DOE's airborne detection was made from approximately 38 cubic feet of air filtered through a carbon air filter. The Np-239 concentration was measured 1.49E-08 uCi/mL. Neptunium 239 quickly decays into Plutonium 239.

The source data may be found at US DOE/NNSA Response to 2011 Fukushima Incident: Radiological Air Samples

Friday, November 4, 2011

Red Sky At Night: Solar Flares Spawn Fukushima's Deadly Delight



Back in April and June 2011 the Potrblog team predicted that Fukushima's Fallout would create unusual Northern Lights. We now further refine those predictions of when and where to expect these unusual Northern Lights. We also tie the current events back to similar events during ARPA's project ARGUS and its relation to the University of California Berkeley.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Alert! 5:45pm Fallout Rain 59x to 190X Above Background Radiation

A typical sample swipe was taken from the truck at approximately 5:45pm on 11/3/11, that sample read 59 Times greater than background radiation.

A second swipe was taken with a thicker quantity of paper towels. The greater paper towel thickness allowed more water to be pulled away from the foremost paper towel sheet, and allowed a greater surface area to be sampled. The result was a reading of 190 times greater than background radiation.

The last two Saint Louis rainfalls have both had detectable levels of Iodine 133 indicated contamination. As a result, we have taken appropriate risk mitigation actions.

More analysis and data to follow

TEPCO Should INJECT Boron Into the Ground Water, The 2nd to LAST OPTION

TEPCO has a 2nd to last ditch option at reducing nuclear criticality at Fukushima, namely the direct injection of Boron into the ground water. For more information see:

Boron Injection Wells Into Fukushima Ground Water and Nuclear PLINKO

However, since TEPCO has made a face saving claim that there is no recriticality because Boron water poured into the reactor is having no affect, there likely is resistance to taking further measures (not to mention the expense)

We at POTRBLOG believe the data indicates that the corium is in the ground water and is in an on-and-off again recriticality, with each cycle having a yet unquantified likelihood of an uncontrolled explosive recriticality.

Boron water poured in from the surface becomes too diluted from ground water, when and if it reaches the corium, to moderate the criticality. The coruim is actually self moderating via the production of Iodine-133 ~ Xenon-133. Depending on ground water conditions, the cycle jumps between the production of Neptunium,Plutonium and Iodine,Xenon.

In that light, the sole purpose of the Boron water being pumped into the reactors was to have a smooth thermal transition as the corium left the site and entered the ground water, there by delaying a violent "China Syndrome" type event.

However, much like the Federal Reserve's printing of money, it only makes matter worse long term. In both cases (the FED and TEPCO) it is the equivalent of giving a drug addict more and more of a drug at greater and great doses in hopes that it will somehow hold off the inevitable crash.

We at POTRBLOG believe the data indicates that TEPCO- as all of its "remedies" now have little to now affect- is no longer in control of the situation. The situation is in the hands of the ground water.

Assuming no explosive recriticality between now and winter, the snow and frost cover conditions at the Fukushima site will give away the severe nature of the condition in much the same way as the 10/24/11 Northern Lights in the Southern United States gave away the quantity of fallout in the skies above.

For more information on the current recriticality cycling at Fukushima please watch this video.

For more information about the last option (sans turning a blind eye) read post;
So who is building the PANtron for Fukushima, and when will it be used?

Raw Downloadable Data From the 10/26/11 Iodine 133 and Xenon 133 Detections

The raw data from the 10/26/11 Iodine 133 and Xenon 133 detections are available for download in the links below.

The following charts are of the all up data which was obtained over a one week period. NOTE THAT LONG HALF LIFE RADIATION IS PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SAMPLE PERIOD.

The identification of Rn-222 was based on a subtracting the fitted I-133 data from the initial detection period. The methodology increases the inherent noise level in the data set. Because such noise propagates down the detection time period, the method was only used on the initial sampling period. The result left a source with a composite 29 minute half life. The expected composite half life of Rn-222 daughters is 36.5 minutes.

For an indication of the quantity of variability expected in the data by the POTRBLOG team, note the number of significant digits in the exponential curve fit data. A future video on this subject may follow.





The first download is the raw sample data in a CSV format saved as a TXT file

After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"


The second download is the raw background data in a CSV format saved as a TXT file
After navigating to the filedropper site, select "DOWNLOAD THIS FILE"

32x Background Radiation Rain Fallout at 1:00pm in STL,Mo

Approximately 1 hour after this mornings rain had stopped, a reading was taken from the a swipe of the windshield. The reading was 32 times greater than background radiation.

FLEXPART Model Showing Neptunium 239 and Plutonium 239 Fallout in Saint Louis, Missouri

The FLEXPART Neptunium 239 and Plutonium 239 fallout models shown have some SIGNIFICANT weaknesses. None-the-less, given our own detections indicating Saint Louis Neptunium 239 fallout they have some relative value. You may find and run the models here
Particle Modeling, Observation, and Measuring.



Hat tip to Annette2 on http://www.enviroreporter.com/2011/09/radiation-conversation/

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Iodine 133 and Xenon 133 Indicated in 10/26/11 Saint Louis Fukushima Fallout.

Iodine 133 and Xenon 133 Indicated in 10/26/11 Saint Louis Fallout.
Click the chart to enlarge the image.
More to analysis and data are to follow.


University of California Berkley Brawm Badly Bumfuzzled By Borealis [High Brow]

For those easily offended by the 'putting on of airs', please select this link for the tame "Low Brow" version

We here at the POTRBLOG site typically don't go around pointing out the low grade luwak in other people's coffee pots; but when those people are training the next generation of nuclear engineers who will sign off on the safety of future nuclear plants, it doesn't hurt to point out at least a few of the Foamy Lattes being served down to the public. Now for maximum affect, please reread that first paragraph envisioning the elocution of Dajit Dalliwal . (maybe the umlaut, should be  appropriated to denote such prosody) In that regard, we strongly suspect that Charlie Rose would certainly recognize the bovine luwak being served up by the UCB "More Brawn than Brain Team".

Here is the BRAWN analysis to which we were pointed, frankly it is difficult to make it past the Freudian Slip in their title without fondly reminiscing about Kafka.

"This is nonsense
Submitted by bandstra on Mon, 2011-10-31 16:58."


We'll try to keep a straight face long enough to make a video reply; in fact, merely recognizing that these people are EDUCATING nuclear engineers was enough to turn the Botox slightly askew.

In the mean time, here is a link to the post that seems to have driven the BRAWM team out of concealment.

"BAFFLING" Solar Storm Neither Baffling Nor A "Treat" for POTRBLOG.com Followers

If the BRAWM team's errors of cognitive flatulence and omission are already poking you in the cranium, feel free to post them here on our site. If you see any POTRBLOG errors, feel free to post them in Cyrillic.

University of California Berkley Brawm Badly Bumfuzzled By Borealis [Low Brow]

For those easily offended by tame low brow common language, please select this link for the tame "High Brow" version

We here at the Pissin' on The Roses blogspot typically don't go around pointing out the turds in other people's punch bowls; but when those people are training the next generation of nuclear engineers who will sign off on the safety of future nuclear plants, it doesn't hurt to point out at least a few of the floaties being served down to the public. Now for maximum affect, please reread that first paragraph envisioning a Jeff Foxworthy Southern drawl. (maybe the umlaut, should be  appropriated to denote such inflections) In that regard, we strongly suspect that Larry the Cable Guy would also recognize the chocolate kool aide being served up by the UCB "More Brawn than Brain Team".

Here is the BRAWN analysis which we were pointed to, frankly it is difficult to make it past the Freudian Slip induced title without lighting a match.

"This is nonsense
Submitted by bandstra on Mon, 2011-10-31 16:58."


We'll try to keep a straight face long enough to make a video reply; in fact just once again realizing that these people are TEACHING nuclear engineers was enough to turn that smile up side down.

In the mean time, here is a link to the post that seems to have driven the BRAWM team out of hiding.

"BAFFLING" Solar Storm Neither Baffling Nor A "Treat" for POTRBLOG.com Followers

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