Is Japan LOST? (Part 2)

After I wrote the last post comparing the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe to the television series LOST, some news appeared on other blogs that made me see one other loose connection between the two.

Many observers of the catastrophe have wondered why the two "hydrogen" explosions at Units 1 and 3 look so different. The Unit 1 explosion shows white smoke billowing out laterally, not rising very high in the sky. The Unit 3 explosion involves a high, vertical column of black smoke, topped by a mushroom cloud, and it starts with a bright flash. There is speculation that the massive black cloud contains the contents of the spent fuel stored in the Unit 3 building.

This week, in an article in Nature, former prime minister Yukio Hatoyama states that he has been studying this issue with a degree of access to information and experts that his status afforded, and he believes the evidence suggests the strong possibility that a nuclear explosion occurred:

It is unlikely that a hydrogen explosion generated a high enough temperature that would melt steel. TEPCO initially announced that there was a white smoke from the Reactor 3 explosion. However, later investigation has revealed that the smoke was black, and a hydrogen explosion is considered to not generate such a black smoke. Our conclusion therefore is that it [explosion of Reactor 3] may have been a nuclear explosion.

(source: Nature vol. 480, 313–314 (15 December 2011) Published online 14 December, 2011 - available only to subscribers, cited from excerpts posted at ex-skf.)

TEPCO and other institutions in the global nuclear industry would prefer that no one ask questions about this. They have offered no explanation for the difference between these two explosions.

TEPCO has lied and concealed so outrageously since day one of this catastrophe that they might as well say it was the smoke monster from LOST.

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