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Japan Kept Secret on Fukushima Radiation Measurements

World | May 3, 2011, Tuesday

 
 
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Bulgaria: Japan Kept Secret on Fukushima Radiation Measurements
64 This photograph released 30 April 2011 shows Katsuaki Kozuka showing a radiation measuring instrument in Kawauchimura located in the radius of 20-30 km from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on 28 April 2011. Phot
 

The Japanese government admitted it kept in secret at least 5000 radiation radiation measurements and assessments after the nuclear event which struck the Fukushima Daiichi NPP in March.

This was done in order not to… Continue reading

Crisis man-made: Tepco

News » International SINGAPORE, May 1, 2011       P. S. Suryanarayana for The Hindu

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It has been credibly acknowledged for the first time that the continuing nuclear radiation crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan is “partially a man-made disaster”.

A top executive of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which owns the power plant and is responsible for crisis-management, made the acknowledgment during the weekend. Tepco Vice-President Norio Tsuzumi was talking to some of the newly-affected villagers in the Fukushima prefecture. Local authorities recently… Continue reading

SAN ANTONIO; Privatized

 

By Vev Ketcham (about the author)       Page 1 of 3 page(s)

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Fukushima to San Antonio

Even if you are not among the crush of avant-garde shrewdly cramming Japanese in order to be on a first named basis with the radioactivity arriving from the Land of the Rising Sun, you may, nevertheless, find yourself pondering the meltdown that is launching those particles in our direction.

  Then, once you have learned that the corporation whose irresponsible behavior is most responsible for that situation, Tokyo Electric (TEPCO), has been given a… Continue reading

Korea HeraldChernobyl lessons, 25 years on

2011-05-01 18:39
The recent tragic events at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have forced the international community to re-analyze the safety of nuclear power stations.
And 25 years on, the Chernobyl catastrophe remains the worst ever nuclear plant disaster, said Volodymyr Belashov, the Ukrainian ambassador to Korea.
Aftermath of Chernobyl disaster
“Several dozens of firefighters, plant workers and reporters died from the affects of radiation shortly after the accident, thousands died during in the following years. About 5 million people suffered, more than 145,000 square kilometers of the terrain and 5,000 settlements in… Continue reading

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Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

(AP) – May 1, 2011

TOKYO (AP) — Nearly 10 years after Japan’s top utility first assured the government that its Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was safe from any tsunami, regulators were just getting around to checking out the claim. The move was too little, too late.

But even if there had been scrutiny years before the fury of an earthquake-powered wave swamped the six atomic reactors at Fukushima on March 11, it is almost certain the government wouldn’t have challenged the unrealistic analysis that Tokyo Electric Power Co. had… Continue reading

Fukushima’s Collateral Effects

POSTED BY: Bill Sweet  /  Fri, April 29, 2011

What a difference six months make. Last fall, at a smart grid technical meeting organized by IEEE’s Communications Society, a Japanese speaker said that his country had no particular interest in making its electric power system more reliable, as it already was very close to 100 percent reliable.

Now we are hearing that because of the Fukushima catastrophe and the temporary shut-down of other nuclear power plants, there are almost sure to be summer shortages that will require the government to impose electricity rationing.… Continue reading

Fukushima: Breach of Trust

From Forbes

Davia Temin
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Apr. 29 2011 – 7:23 pm
 

As news of the enormity of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear breach made its way around the world, our emotional responses were tugged in so many directions.

First, of course, came profound sadness, concern and compassion for the people of Japan.  Mother Nature is not only fickle, but sometimes downright evil. And losing over 14,000 souls to one natural disaster was devastating.

Then came admiration – for the way the Japanese were handling their trials and privations. No civil disobedience, few public… Continue reading

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy to study tie-up on damaged nuclear plant

TOKYO, April 27 | Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:31am EDT

TOKYO, April 27 (Reuters) – Hitachi Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd will explore bolstering ties over Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as Hitachi looks to win a multibillion dollar contract to scrap its damaged reactors.

Hitachi and rival Toshiba Corp each submitted separate proposals for the long-term decommissioning of the hobbled nuclear plant earlier this month, a process experts say could take more than a decade and cost up to $19 billion.

Hitachi has also enlisted the… Continue reading

Nuclear Adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Quits Over Crisis

By Naoko Fujimura and Michio Nakayama -Apr 30, 2011 2:34 AM PT

Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power

An aerial handout photograph taken on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from an unmanned airplane, shows Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Source: Air Photo Service via Bloomberg

A nuclear adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned because of a misunderstanding with the government over setting radiation limits in schools.

The government accepted the resignation of Toshiso Kosako, a professor at the University of Tokyo,… Continue reading

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www.NoNukes.org

A global library of information and links about nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste contamination, and citizen action for sustainable energy and human survival. Exploring paths beyond the global culture of violence. 

One of the most significant nuclear issues is that while human beings are fallible and prone to making occasional mistakes, nuclear materials are utterly unforgiving and never forget.  Once leaked, spilled or burned, their residues will cause illnesses and deaths for tens of thousands (and in the case of… Continue reading

Part 1: Links (see Youtube video post)

Uploaded by connectingdots1 on Apr 27, 2011

TEPCO monitoring No.1 reactor & Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk & Workers continued the insertion of nitrogen gas into the No. 1 reactor to prevent “additional” explosions. White vapor continued to exit reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, according to an IAEA statement.
http://enenews.com/iaea-vapor-rising-reactors-2-3-4

Nuclear fallout
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout

” New EPA radiation tests show Cesium in California rainwater ”
http://enenews.com/new-epa-tests-show-cesium-california-rainwater-highest-level-fukushima

“Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk”
http://enenews.com/radioactive-strontium-found-in-hawaii-milk

” TEPCO monitoring No.1 reactor ”
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_20.html?play

“Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154… Continue reading

Fukushima’s Abandoned Dogs

By Mary Hamer, M.D

27 April, 2011
Countercurrents.org

*PURPOSE: The purpose of this essay is to expose Fukushima ‘s abandoned animals, including dogs — in the aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear accident of March 2011.

*KEY SECTIONS: The key Sections of this paper are: I. Abandoned Animals: The Evidence from Fukushima , Katrina & Home Foreclosures. II. Human Cruelty & Animal Suffering. III. Recommendations & Comments.

I. ABANDONED ANIMALS:

*FAILURE of The JAPANESE GOVERNMENT to PROVIDE for ANIMAL EVACUATIONS after the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR ACCIDENT:

*After the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident: “The Japanese government made no provisions… Continue reading

Debt, Radiation and Earthquakes: It is Getting Worse and Everyone Knows It

 April 26, 2011 By Tom Burnett (posted by permission)

Greece, Ireland and Portugal are going to default on their national debts. Most other EU nations are bailing out of private bonds in those countries and converting their equity to national debt.

China is bailing out of private US debt and converting it to treasury paper. At some point, and I think we reached it in 2009, China own more of the US than the US does. The other major lender to the US is Japan… Continue reading

Japan’s irradiated waters: How worried should we be?

April 26, 2011|By Ken Buesseler, Special to CNN for CNN Opinion

 Twenty-five years ago, I was a Ph.D. student here in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, studying the fate of fallout in the North Atlantic from nuclear weapons testing, when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into the surrounding environment. My colleagues and I immediately joined other scientists tracking these radioactive contaminants, which in my case focused on the Black Sea, the closest ocean to the accident site.

A quarter-century later, I can still… Continue reading

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Japan Plant Pressure Skyrocketed in Early Crisis

Tokyo Electric Power last month permitted container pressure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s No. 1 reactor to hit twice its intended maximum, possibly facilitating a hydrogen blast that destroyed the reactor’s outer housing and allowed significantly radioactive contaminants to escape into the environment, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday (see GSN, April 22).

(Apr. 25) – Destruction in the exclusion zone around Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, shown earlier this month. Pressure in one plant reactor far exceeded its intended capacity soon after an earthquake and tsunami… Continue reading

Stagnant water, debris, aftershocks mar nuclear crisis road map


 
This Monday, April 11, 2011 photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., shows the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Just over a week has passed since Tokyo Electric Power Co. released its road map for bringing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant under control.

Efforts are under way to stabilize overheated nuclear fuel rods and keep water temperatures in reactors in check but new challenges have emerged such as dealing with… Continue reading

Japan to set up independent panel to probe into nuke accident

English.news.cn   2011-04-28 21:45:43

TOKYO, April 28 (Xinhua) — Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Thursday he planned to set up an independent panel around mid- May to probe into the causes of the accident at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.

Kan said “the myth of the safety of nuclear energy” was prevalent among government and utility officials and that Japan needs to “humbly reflect” on such wrong perceptions, according to Kyodo News.

The nuclear crisis at the crippled plant was the world’s worst nuclear accident… Continue reading

There is no safe dose of radiation

 

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:40 CDT GreenMedInfo via Sott.net

 
Fukushima radiation fire
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“There is no safe dose of radiation”
~ Prof. Edward P. Radford, Physician and Epidemiologist

While a highly coordinated effort is underway by the nuclear industry, mainstream media, medical establishment and world governments to define, justify and reinforce a “safe level of radioactivity” pertaining to the air, the water, the food, and our bodies, the unspoken truth contained within the precautionary principle that there is no safe dose of radiation, nor a safe level of exposure to the 200+ radioisotopes… Continue reading

Fukushima Daiichi Reactors Will Be Rewired To Prevent Power Issues; TEPCO Promises No Problems

Uploaded to Youtube by TheFreedom2choose on Apr 25, 2011

Nothing to see here. Everything is fine. Move along folks!

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Rewiring starts at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric Power Company is rewiring the power grid at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to secure the electricity supply in case of another strong quake.

The plant’s 6 reactors are now connected in pairs to external power sources. TEPCO began connecting the cables for the No.1 and No.2 reactors with the grid for the No.5 and… Continue reading

Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis | April 28, 2011*

Uploaded to Youtube by on Apr 25, 2011

Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis premieres Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT only on Discovery Channel. For more, visit: http://dsc.discovery.com/#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 | A comprehensive timeline of the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi. Paula Zahn takes us inside the dramatic story in Japan, and explores out what it will mean for nuclear power in the United States.

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TEPCO CONSIDERS FILLING FUKUSHIMA REACTOR ONE FULLY WITH WATER IN JAPAN CCTV News

Uploaded to Youtube by cctvnewschannel on Apr 24, 2011

As the nuclear crisis continues in Japan, the operator of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is considering filling Reactor-One with water. It’s part of an effort to artificially cool the core.

TEPCO has been dumping a massive amount of water into the reactor’s container. The liquid seepage is gradually forming ponds within the outer safety shell. Experts hope this process will fully immerse the vessel, making the outer shell a “water coffin,” and sealing the… Continue reading

Written by: Judy Dudiak

This blog/website News For The Proactive, is inspired by a series of emails I sent to friends and family right after the major earthquake ruptured various Fukushima reactors. The below email I sent a month ago is still important today. I will post additional items from those emails.

 

Previously Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 PM
 
Please view this video – from the Truth Frequency Radio – Special Broadcast on the Japanese disaster –  includes conspiracy theories that I do not necessarily agree or disagree with. However, the information about Chernobyl is… Continue reading

Please click the headline below to download the english translation with details and updates on the Fukushima Nuclear Reactors from the Japanese Atomic Industrial Forum. (If we can believe the accuracy..,)

Please note how many reactors are on an island about the size of Rhode Island!


JAIF Fukushima Reactor Updates

Japan nuclear operator crisis plan announced

17 April 2011 Last updated at 18:13 ET

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has said it expects to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) aims to reduce radiation leaks in three months and to cool the reactors within nine months.

The utility said it also plans to cover the reactor building, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami on 11 March. From Tokyo, Roland Buerk sent this report.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

 

Guy W. Farmer: Japan’s nuclear disaster and Yucca Mountain

 

By Guy W. Farmer
Opinion For the Nevada Appeal

My friend and fellow columnist Ty Cobb Sr. seems to think that the Japanese nuclear disaster makes the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump inevitable. I beg to differ, however, because I think the Japanese crisis sounds the final death knell for Yucca Mountain.

“Despite strenuous efforts by Nevada’s congressional delegation and the Obama administration, the Yucca repository will soon be reopened,” Cobb wrote in a recent Appeal column, but I think he’s dead wrong. If… Continue reading

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 14:29 ET

Radioactivity rises in sea off Japan nuclear plant

 

Spike in radiation could signal new leak at crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

 

Radioactivity rises in sea off Japan nuclear plant
AP/Hiro Komae
Japanese police officers carry a body during a search and recovery operation for missing victims in the area devastated by the March 11 earthquake.

Levels of radioactivity have risen sharply in seawater near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan, signaling the possibility of new leaks at the facility, the government said Saturday.

The announcement came after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake jolted Japan on Saturday… Continue reading

Japan Nuclear Alert at Highest Level

New Quakes Keep Hitting

April 12, 2011 | Writer Toni Brown

New earthquakes have hit across Japan, the latest a 6.3 magnitude.

There have been 52 quakes with a magnitude of 6 or greater, since the initial quake of 9.0 that caused a tsunami. To date almost 28,000 people are dead or missing.

Japan raised the crisis level at its nuclear plant on Tuesday, from 5 to 7.

This is the highest level on the international scale for rating nuclear accidents, overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and is now on the… Continue reading

 
English.news.cn   2011-04-12 10:14:43  
TOKYO, April 12 (Xinhua) — Japan nuclear agency announced on Tuesday that it has raised the severity level of the accident at the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant to 7, the worst on an international scale, from the current 5.

According to Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the amount of radiation emissions released at the Fukushima plant was equivalent to 10 percent of Chernobyl.

The level has so far only been applied to the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. The current assessment is at the… Continue reading

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New ‘eye in the sky’ to check reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will use a U.S.-developed unmanned vehicle to inspect and take aerial photos of the outer reactor buildings of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the utility said Saturday.

TEPCO will soon conduct a test flight of the small, remote-controlled vehicle that was originally designed for military surveillance purposes, the company said.

Equipped with two video cameras, the T-Hawk micro air vehicle will help gauge the extent of the damage at the plant and determine what is happening… Continue reading