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Possibility of losing California, Southern Hemisphere August 2018 Background Level Re
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13th August 2018 - San Onofre Nuclear Waste Accident Near Miss

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While working at the plant in his capacity as a safety professional, Fritch observed first hand a near catastrophe. On 3 August 2018, a 100-ton canister filled with highly radioactive nuclear waste was being “downloaded” into a temporary transport carrier to be moved a few hundred yards from inside the plant to a storage silo buried near the world-famous San Onofre beach. As the thin-walled canister was being lowered into the transport cask, it snagged on a guide ledge four feet from the top. Crane operators were unaware that the canister had stopped descending and the rigging went completely slack, leaving the full weight of the heavy canister perched on that ledge by about a quarter-inch.

Had the ledge not held for the hour or more it took workers to realize and address the error, the thin-walled canister of highly toxic nuclear waste would have fallen 18 feet to the ground below.

A Quarter Inch from Chernobyl

https://danapointer.com/san-onofre-nucle...near-miss/

USA

22st August 2018 - San Onofre SOS! Update on Accident Near-Miss w/Donna Gilmore + New Int’l Nuke News Source – Linda Pentz Gunter NH #374 (Radio Interview)

Quote: "A possibility of losing California and then some". (Interview starts around 20 minutes in)

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San Onofre Safety‘s Donna Gilmore tells what she tried to say to Southern California Edison at the August 9 Community EnRagement, uh, Engagement Panel when the “experts” shouted her down.  More scary information on how the nuclear industry is playing loose and fast with highly radioactive nuclear reactor waste, as well as Southern California’s future.

http://nuclearhotseat.com/2018/08/22/sos...er-nh-374/

Southern Hemisphere August 2018 Background Level Report

Station location

[Image: Australian-Map.jpg]

This short animation of Northern and Southern Hemisphere air circulation, shows why we can get detections so far south.





Since the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, the long term August month averages are showing a gradual increase background levels.

August 2018 day average background chart,

[Image: Caloundra-local-average-background-radia...t-2018.jpg]

Caloundra August month average, year comparisons.

2018    12% above pre-Fukushima average
2017    17% above pre-Fukushima average
2016     8% above pre-Fukushima average
2015     5% above pre-Fukushima average
2014     4% above pre-Fukushima average
2013     8% above pre-Fukushima average
2012     9% above pre-Fukushima average


Cairns August Report - "All pretty level, no significant peaks." The Cairns monitoring station has two GammaScout Geiger counters.

[Image: Cairns-August-2018.jpg]

Monthly and yearly average charts from 2007 to 2018.

http://sccc.org.au/yearly-average-backgr...ion-levels

Disclaimer: This is an amateur volunteer run service. Human error can provide incorrect information, and equipment malfunction can produce false readings. Do not rely on, or take action upon information presented on this web site, without further research.
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Caloundra August month average, year comparisons.

2018    12% above pre-Fukushima average
2017    17% above pre-Fukushima average
2016     8% above pre-Fukushima average
2015     5% above pre-Fukushima average
2014     4% above pre-Fukushima average
2013     8% above pre-Fukushima average
2012     9% above pre-Fukushima average


Could you maybe post a chart with the pre-Fukushima averages.  Was interested to see if pre-Fukushima was also increasing or more stable.  I recall seeing the data before, just can't find it now.  Not sure how far back you had data.  Was there an admixture from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere before as well?  Was it fairly constant?  If you had data back far enough, would you see the same kind of increase in background from Chernobyl as the after Fuku yearly averages?  It looks like something in 2017 spurted a doubling in the percentages.
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(09-09-2018, 04:28 AM)Horse Wrote: Could you maybe post a chart with the pre-Fukushima averages. 

Here is the chart you are after.

Be aware that the GammaScout logging Geiger counter that was data logging prior to Fukushima was set to log once a week. So the logged data for the four years prior to Fukushima is based on once a week sampling.

In late December 2011 and into January 2012 data logging was changed to 10 minute data logging. and after the radioactive cloud detection in early January 2012 to  60 second data logging. All the charts sense then has been based 60 second logging.

[Image: Caloundra-yearly-average-background-radi...levels.jpg]
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Thanks Vital1, that's the chart.    

pre-Fuku year average 0.10 uSvhr
after Fuku year average  about 0.12 uSvhr

An average 0.02 increase after the huge 2011 three meltdown Fuku release mixed into the air in the Northern Hemisphere, spilling into the Southern Hemisphere.  It looked to be leveling off as might be expected after five years of rainouts.  My concern was the increase starting 2016; like another large release from another meltdown might have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere.  

I could try to blame Dai-ichi for the increases, they opened r1 and fished a broken crane out of r3's SFP.  There was sparking and fogging like in the early years.  We found sparks on TBS-JNN and they stopped broadcasting that camera outside of Japan.  The censorship leaves me in the dark.  Was the decommissioning work enough to cause the increase or did a different player have an accident?  MVB has the same problem analyzing EURDEP readings; more detection hints but censorship of the data so that nothing can be proven.  I don't think the nuke industry will want another nuclear meltdown to make the headlines.  It'll be interesting to see if the Caloundra background level increases continue.  Thanks for sharing your data.
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Yes, I have had the same experience with the censorship of the monitoring systems. MVB and I have seen detection increases a number of times since Fukushima that suggested a number of serious nuclear events went down but were covered up.

Some may have been related to events at Fukushima, but the others where not.
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I have re-calibrated the graph to reflect the ECRR dose coefficient of Fukushima nuclear fallout which they give as approximately 600x higher than the ICRP standard.  Its easier to see the increase in hazard after the Fukushima accident.

This is a modification of Vital1's graph in post 3.  Can you make out the difference?

   
 
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The graph...I made the following assumptions

1. The ECRR is approximately correct about the dose multiplier for Fukushima fallout

2. that the baseline before fukushima consisted primarily of non fallout background radiation.  

3. the increase is due totally to fallout

of course, there are so many factors and unknowns that the graph is not something to be called accurate but rather indicative. 
The Fukushima fallout consists of a large percentage of micro particles. These may be more biologically damaging, for a given measured dose, then dispersed Cs137 and other 'free' fission products.

On the other hand, if the pre fukushima levels consisted entirely of non anthropogenic radiation, the pre Fuku danger may be even less then it might seem. on the graph. Several studies suggest that background dose may be a biological optimum

Nuke fallout everywhere.  Background isnt background radiation. Secret, illegal nuclear bomb test off South Africa by Israel in 1979 contaminated sheep (and other animals) thyroids with radioactive iodine in Australia

https://thebulletin.org/2018/08/a-double...srael_Aug3
 
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Taking an instrument reading is pretty straight forward, it's the interpretation of the results that often come into question.

0.02 uSvhr doesn't seem to be much of an increase but it wouldn't be there without the man-made inputs. I agree with your basic assumptions and your indicative chart.

Vital1's station in the Southern Hemisphere gives us a unique view of what a natural background is without as much of the man-made nuclear isotopes having been added. Some testing has occurred in the Southern Hemisphere but not nearly as much as has been released in the Northern Hemisphere. Vital1 has observed increases in the Southern Hemisphere background spilling in from the Northern Hemisphere as the air mass slowly mixes between the two halves. First, that should make everyone guess how much have they have added in the Northern Hemisphere. Second, that maybe we were seeing a signal of the Fukushima release. If so, what are these newer increases?
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(09-10-2018, 08:47 AM)Horse Wrote: Thanks Vital1, that's the chart.    

pre-Fuku year average 0.10 uSvhr
after Fuku year average  about 0.12 uSvhr

An average 0.02 increase after the huge 2011 three meltdown Fuku release mixed into the air in the Northern Hemisphere, spilling into the Southern Hemisphere.  It looked to be leveling off as might be expected after five years of rainouts.  My concern was the increase starting 2016; like another large release from another meltdown might have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere.  

I could try to blame Dai-ichi for the increases, they opened r1 and fished a broken crane out of r3's SFP.  There was sparking and fogging like in the early years.  We found sparks on TBS-JNN and they stopped broadcasting that camera outside of Japan.  The censorship leaves me in the dark.  Was the decommissioning work enough to cause the increase or did a different player have an accident?  MVB has the same problem analyzing EURDEP readings; more detection hints but censorship of the data so that nothing can be proven.  I don't think the nuke industry will want another nuclear meltdown to make the headlines.  It'll be interesting to see if the Caloundra background level increases continue.  Thanks for sharing your data.

(09-10-2018, 07:12 PM)vital1 Wrote: Yes, I have had the same experience with the censorship of the monitoring systems. MVB and I have seen detection increases a number of times since Fukushima that suggested a number of serious nuclear events went down but were covered up.

Some may have been related to events at Fukushima, but the others where not.
 
There was an explosion/event on the TBS/JNN webcam some time ago. JNN cam was taken down immediately after, not to return. 
Searching the Tepco U4 cam, smoke could be seen from the far left during the time of the incident. 
It was apparent after witnessing the activity on JNN, that the Tepco cam caught only the very outskirts of the event... Nothing even remotely close to the JNN view.
After much searching and review of the FD site, I have concluded that the explosion and resulting sparking/fire was in the vicinity of the water storage tanks. For whatever reason- not a lot of "smoke".

The JNN cam showed what appeared to be similar to the sparking seen when welding, on a much, much grander scale. Flames, yes, but more shooting sparks than anything. It carried on for some time. 
Judging from the size of the tanks and the event itself, it was massive. 

One of my objectives here is to find that footage. 

My account of the event was posted on ENE, which was carried over to CRL by Horse, iirc.. I will attempt to find the CRL link with the date and time of the alleged incident. To date, there are no other accounts of the event to my knowledge, nor have I heard of anyone recording JNN when it was functioning. 

If you know someone with JNN footage, please check back for the time-stamp of the event and make an effort to find the footage.

To be continued...
 
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Hi HHD, last I saw of TBS-JNN was a couple years back. http://caferadlab.com/thread-1527-post-2...ml#pid2875
Califnative found a spark on that cam and I started periodically recording to document the sparking on TBS-JNN. I recently archived the recordings I made. I have full recordings of cam4 during that time. I didn't know anything about a big explosion. A jst timestamp would give me a place to start.
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From your link:

Horse 10 10-06-2016, 06:44 AM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2016, 07:26 AM by Horse.)
Quote:
HillbillyHoundDog
October 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm • Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njlmOYnaN1E
2016.10.05_12.00-15.00.Unit4side
@14:16:55- 14:18:40 (approx), far left, left side of tower, between ground level and crane, puff of smoke or steam is seen, lasting a few seconds (minutes). ONLY evidence of event I see. If the event is not edited, event must be to the left. When I saw it live, the smoke was blowing inland, followed by steam. If it was a fire they put it out QUICK. Must have FF on site…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2VqrkgwuA
2016.10.05_12.00-15.00.Unit1side
14:13:26 white spark, u1 panel, to the right of windows
(only evidence I "see" of sparks witnessed just prior to the "event")

Many smoke events have come out of that area; some few were well documented with pics and video, just not enough to figure out what causes the smoke. The spark you found in the TL just prior to the smoke event is the best daytime spark I’ve seen. Was it just overcast enough; do they occur but nobody notices; did it have anything to do with the smoke event? The TL time was early by two seconds compared to the real-time recording; common with time lapse sampling rate. Notice in the zoom an apparent double spark, black, below and left of the green spark. Onward and forward. I’m going to try to record more TBS-JNN if I can keep another old beater computer alive looking for smoke and sparks but probably just afternoons and evening for awhile.

<snip>

Thank you Horse. Yes, this is the event in question.
Although lacking in the original description on ENE, we now have a time stamp.
If we can find a recorded JNN version within this time frame, we can all see what I witnessed.
 
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2016.10.05_12.00-15.00.Unit1side
14:13:26
2016.10.05_12.00-15.00.Unit4side
@14:16:55- 14:18:40 (approx.
You'd like to find TBS-JNN video of this timeframe. I have a few chores but I'll look at my archive this afternoon. I really don't have much JNN recorded so I won't get your hopes up. If anyone has it, would be Nuckelchen. There's a link to his blog in his contributions here, might be worth asking him. http://caferadlab.com/thread-2150-post-4...en#pid4502
https://ulli.blog/
gotta run.

See the TBS-JNN thread for more.
http://caferadlab.com/thread-1955-post-6...ml#pid6252
http://caferadlab.com/thread-1955-post-6...ml#pid6252
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