Saturday, March 19, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Data from Thermal Imaging Cameras Suppressed by the Japanese Government

From Zero Hedge, citing Jerusalem Post article on 3/152011 (emphasis is original, paragraph breaks inserted for easier reading; 3/19/2011):

According to the latest Digitalglobe overflight, the situation in Reactor 4 continues to deteriorate. We wonder where precisely in the Reactor 1,3, and 4 wreckage are the working water pumps that are about to be electrified?

Far more importantly, since heat appears to be the biggest issue, why have no thermal or IR photos been released to the public, and most importantly why is the Japanese government actively covering up thermal data?

From the JPost:

"As the world continues to gaze with concern at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, hi-tech security cameras installed by an Israeli defense firm are recording events at the troubled core from an insider’s vantage point.

The Arava-based Magna BSP company, which specializes in producing and installing stereoscopic sensory and thermal imaging cameras, had been contracted to place cameras around one of the plant’s six cores – the core that has been experiencing explosions and overheating.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Monday, Magna’s head, Haim Siboni, said the thermal cameras also had the ability to detect the presence of radioactive clouds in the air, but added that Magna had not been able to gain access to the images recorded by the cameras at this time."

Stunningly not even the contractor is allowed to see its own recorded data:

"Although Magna is able to gain remote access to its computer system, which receives the cameras’ images, Siboni said his company had not yet been authorized to do so. “We have not been allowed to take control remotely yet,” Siboni said."

Surely the classified data must be perfectly normal if the completely discredited Japanese government is keeping it under such tight lock and seal.


Notice the Jerusalem Post article doesn't specify exactly which reactor's core. It simply says "one of the plant’s six cores – the core that has been experiencing explosions and overheating."

Well, which exploding and overheating core? No. 1? No.3? Or No.4? Even that is secret..

I'm not sure if it is a deliberate suppression by the Japanese government, though. At this point, it may be just the sheer incompetence; they simply forgot all about it.


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