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High Resolution Photos from Japan Reactors - From Cryptome

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Cryptome, the open source information provider, released high resolution photos of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima I site. They show just how serious the damage is.

by Michael Collins

The photograph above is one of a series of Fukushima I images obtained through the resources of Cyptome, an open information web site run by one of the original Wikileaks collaborators, John Young.  Cryptome credits them to Air Photo Service Co, Ltd. Japan (Image to right) Two sequences of images show damage to the reactors.   Sequence 1 covers March 20 - 24, 2011.  It contains photographs not previously available. Sequence 2 shows photographs through April 2, many of which have been released.

Sequence 1, the new images of Fukushima I,  has not been subject to scientific analysis made available to the public.  ChrisMartenson.Com made extensive comments. Tyler Durden re-posted the Martenson piece at ZeroHedge.

Information is limited concerning the impact of the partial meltdowns at Fukushima, as noted in a previous post on the subject. Measurements critical to understanding the contamination from the plant started on March, 23, according to Japan's chief cabinet minister.

What do the photographs in sequence 1 mean?  It will be helpful when scientists qualified to provide the analysis start commenting.

The New York Times (April 2) published an article on a private meeting of specialists in forensic analysis of nuclear accidents. It's revealing, to say the least, and it was not intended to be made public.

Now, as a result of the crisis in Japan, the atomic simulations suggest that the number of serious accidents has suddenly doubled, with three of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in some stage of meltdown. Even so, the public authorities have sought to avoid grim technical details that might trigger alarm or even panic.

"They don’t want to go there," said Robert Alvarez, a nuclear expert who, from 1993 to 1999, was a policy adviser to the secretary of energy. "The spin is all about reassurance."  New York Times, April 2

"The spin is all about reassurance."

Hopefully, the spin will soon be about telling the truth to the Japanese people and a worldwide audience that has a right to know.

Japan has the third largest economy in the world. China and the United States are its two top trading partners. Wouldn't one expect that somebody would provide the inside scoop on what all this means?  Then again...

(Caption from Cryptome) In this March 24, 2011, aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, damaged Unit 3, left, and Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan) Cryptome photographs

(Croptome caption) In this March 20, 2011 aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From left: Unit 1, partially seen; Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)  Cryptome photographs

Thanks to éminence grise at Cherchez la Verite for his update on this at 4/04/2011 07:39:00 AM

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