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Originally posted by zworld
Tepco just brought out a report that has alot of important data in it.....I think! I wont know because Tepco states;
*We have provided Japanese press release version of the instructions received from NISA. However, at this time we have reserved the right to not provide an English version due to potential misunderstandings that may arise from an inaccurate rendering of the original Japanese text.
What a bunch of azzholes.
So instead of Tepco giving us an English version that might be close to the original, we'll have to depend on Google.
And exactly what right is it that they are claiming to have?
The right to destroy this planet?
Or the right to conceal that they are destroying the planet.?
Tepco, you are so confused. Please put on your thinking cap.
MURDERERS IN THE PROCESS OF COMMITING MURDERS DONT HAVE FUGGIN RIGHTS, YOU IDIOTS.
After you're all arrested, you'll have the right to remain silent.
Till then, baby, you better start talking.
On April 14, about one month after the accident occurred, radiation control measures
similar to that of the previous dose management (the system in which individual
names and dose readings are automatically recorded) became available since the
system of radiation control measures was nearly completely restored.
The nuclear accident that occurred at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station (NPS) on March 11, 2011, was caused by an extremely massive earthquake and tsunami rarely seen in history, and resulted in an unprecedented serious accident that extended over multiple reactors simultaneously.
Japan is extending its utmost efforts to confront and overcome this difficult accident.
In particular, at the accident site, people engaged in the work have been making every effort under severe conditions to settle the situation.
It is impossible to resolve the situation without these contributions.
The Japanese Government is determined to make its utmost effort to support the people engaged in this work.
We take very seriously the fact that the accident, triggered by a natural disaster of an earthquake and tsunamis, became a severe accident due to such causes as the losses of power and cooling functions, and that consistent preparation for severe accidents was insufficient.
In light of the lessons learned from the accident, Japan has recognized that a fundamental revision of its nuclear safety preparedness and response is inevitable.
As a part of this effort, Japan will promote the “Plan to Enhance the Research on Nuclear Safety
Infrastructure” while watching the status of the process of settling the situation.
This plan is intended to promote, among other things, research to enhance preparedness and response against severe accidents through international cooperation, and to work to lead the results achieved for the improvement of global nuclear safety.
At the same time, it is necessary for Japan to conduct national discussions on the proper course for nuclear power generation while disclosing [color=limegreen]the actual costs of nuclear power generation, including the costs involved in ensuring safety.
Japan will update information on the accident and lessons learned from it in line with the future process of restoration of stable control and also further clarification of its investigations.
Moreover, it will continue to provide such information and lessons learned to the International Atomic Energy Agency as well as to countries around the world.
Moreover, we feel encouraged by the support towards restoration from the accident received
from many countries around the world to which we express our deepest gratitude, and we would
sincerely appreciate continued support from the IAEA and countries around the world.
We are prepared to confront much difficulty towards restoration from the accident, and also
confident that we will be able to overcome this accident by uniting the wisdom and efforts of
not only Japan, but also the world.
This is dead Material and should not be excessive Polluted
Originally posted by Wertwog
reply to post by Human0815
This is dead Material and should not be excessive Polluted
No. The amount of radiological load something can carry has nothing to do with it being 'dead' or not. Non-animate objects can carry just as much radiation as animate objects. The only difference is that living beings can injest radiation also.
A crew onboard a Russian ship has spotted debris from Japan's tsunami floating 3,000 kilometres out into the Pacific.
It is believed to be the first confirmed sighting of tsunami debris so far out into the ocean.
Among the wreckage was a television set, a refrigerator and a small boat registered in Fukushima.
The crew of the Russian ship recovered the boat and is now trying to trace its Japanese owner.
Members of the US Navy's 7th fleet, near the coast of Japan, say they've never seen anything like it. Houses, cars, even tractor trailers bobbing in the ocean have become a threat to shipping traffic.
"It's very challenging to move through these to consider these boats run on propellers and that these fishing nets or other debris can be dangerous to the vessels that are actually trying to do the work," Ensign Vernon Dennis said. "So getting through some of these obstacles doesn't make much sense if you are going to actually cause more debris by having your own vessel become stuck in one of these waterways."
The Russian ship was sailing near Midway Atoll, 3,000 kilometers east of Japan, when crew sighted the collection of floating debris.
The International Pacific Research Centre in Hawaii says it understands that this is the first confirmed sighting of debris created by the Japan tsunami in March.
More than 200,000 buildings were washed out to sea by the tsunami and now a powerful current called the North Pacific Gyre is carrying everything towards the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California before looping back towards Hawaii and Asia.
"Across the wide Pacific the drift rate is about 5 to 10 miles per day, so it's not a terribly strong current, but it's deliberate," said oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer, who has tracked the path of ocean debris from around the world. "It never sleeps."
He says a year from now, things that easily float like boats, wood from houses and plastic children's toys will appear.
Ebbesmeyer posting monthly updates as to where the debris actually is on his website.
Two years out, fishing supplies and nets will come ashore and after three years, shoes, plastic furniture and even entire dining sets.
"[color=limegreen]So you have to imagine a city say the size of about Seattle, put it through a grinder and what happens?
You wind up with all kinds of debris - bodies, boats, everything from a person's life including the living themselves and half that's probably going to float," said Ebbesmeyer.
Originally posted by SFWatcher
reply to post by thorfourwinds
ok, dude, I'm in a questionable mood this afternoon, but I also live in SF, so I'll take the bate and give you my two cents.
Great post. At first, I thought it would be a little dull and very questionable. But . . .if that picture is "confirmed" that IS a lot of (insert term of choice here). I mean, that is a LOT of debris. Radioactive? My bet is not. Potentially a huge mass of debris hitting our shores? Could be. That is the 64,000 dollar question. The last thing we need is a major shipping harbor (port of Oakland is fed through the Golden Gate Bridge) hampered by a floating mine field.
Thanks for the heads up. We'll keep our eyes out.
Prevailing currents that lead from Japan to the BC Coast will almost certainly churn up Japanese tsunami fragments.
However, according to Bill Crawford, a research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, BC the question isn't if, but when.
“There are scientists at our lab who put radio trackers in the water and they indicate a time of about three years for arrival.”
There is a chance that debris could show up sooner. “Things that float high on the water could make it here within a year or so, because the wind will push it over the water quite a bit.”
According to Howard Freeland, another research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, the debris would have to travel about 7,360 kilometres to reach Vancouver Island from Tokyo at an average rate of 10 kilometres per day.
Marine debris poses serious problems for ocean ecosystems, fisheries and shipping.
According to the International Pacific Research Centre (IPRC) in Hawaii, much of the trash finds its way into 'garbage patches' in the ocean.
The North Pacific Garbage Patch (southwest of Canada) has become famous and Crawford believes a lot of the Japanese tsunami debris will end up there.
In the broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents.
The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and sailors rarely travel through the gyre.
But the area is filled with something besides plankton: trash, millions of pounds of it, most of it plastic.
[color=limegreen]It's the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean.
The gyre has actually given birth to two large masses of ever-accumulating trash, known as the Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches, sometimes collectively called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The Eastern Garbage Patch floats between Hawaii and California; scientists estimate its size as two times bigger than Texas [source: LA Times]. The Western Garbage Patch forms east of Japan and west of Hawaii.
Each swirling mass of refuse is massive and collects trash from all over the world. The patches are connected by a thin 6,000-mile long current called the Subtropical Convergence Zone.
Research flights showed that significant amounts of trash also accumulate in the Convergence Zone.
Originally posted by Aircooled
reply to post by zworld
I can take a stab at the black blob.
Japan has not ruled out the possibility of complete closure of its nuclear power stations as one option for the country’s future energy policy after the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, economy minister Yukio Edano said.
Asked whether pulling out of nuclear was being considered, Edano said: “Yes, it is still under consideration.”
Although emergency evacuation preparation zones created in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been opened, parents like Suzuki remain worried about their children's exposure to excessive radiation.
All five schools are located in Minami-Soma's Haramachi district, which was inside the emergency evacuation preparation zone that covered all or part of five municipalities in the prefecture.
They are furious at the red tape they have to wade through just to receive basic help and in despair they still cannot get on with their lives seven months after the huge quake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.
Shouts fill a room at a temporary housing complex where seven officials, kneeling in their dark suits, face 70 or so tenants who were forced to abandon their homes near the Fukushima nuclear plant after some of its reactors went into meltdown after the March 11 quake struck. "We don't know who we can trust!" one man yelled in the cramped room where the officials were trying to explain the hugely complex procedures to claim compensation.
Alarmed by recent discoveries of radioactive "hot spots" in Tokyo and other areas far from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Japan will soon issue guidelines to help citizens and local officials detect contaminated areas and clean them safely, a government minister said.
"From now on, we must offer equipment and ask people to look well beyond Fukushima to find hot spots," Masaharu Nakagawa, minister of education and science, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He added it was unclear how widely such spots have spread.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. submitted a blueprint to regulators laying out steps to keep the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant stable for three years, a condition for declaring the immediate crisis is over. The plan was filed late yesterday to Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the company knowns as Tepco said in a statement.
The Facility Management Plan outlines how Tepco will maintain stable cooling of the reactors and spent-fuel pools of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, which has six units, four of which were damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
“We received the document today and will have a hearing with experts on the plan in Fukushima on Oct. 22,” Yoshinori Moriyama, deputy director-general at NISA, told reporters yesterday. “We don’t know when the evaluation of the plan will be completed.”
TEPCO official Junichi Matsumoto said, "There is no problem because the melted fuel is sufficiently cooled down by water injection from above." But Hiroshi Yamagata, an official of the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), only said, "We will discuss its validity from now on."
According to the revised roadmap, the amounts of radioactive substances being released from the nuclear reactors are 40 million becquerels per hour at the No. 1 reactor, 10 million becquerels per hour at the No. 2 reactor, and 40 million becquerels per hour at the No. 3 reactor.
The combined total amount of radioactive substances being released from the reactors stands at about 100 million bacquerels per hour, about one eight-millionth of what was measured on March 15, four days after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis.
But on the amount of radioactive substances being released from the No. 3 reactor, which has yet to be fully measured, NISA said, "It is nothing but a provisional figure." They plan to measure the amount of radioactive substances again by the end of this year and see if the annual dose of radiation at the outer premises of the nuclear plant is held down below the legally acceptable level of less than one millisievert per year.
This is the screen shot of the moment when they measured it in a car, around Toranomon, where is near Tokyo tower.(10/18/2011)
Before 3/11, average neutron ray was 4 nSv/h.
After 3/11, it’s 464 nSv/h (116 times higher than before 311).
Neutron ray is emitted from Uranium 235.
In one of the worst hot spots in Chiba, Kashiwa shi, citizens detected Uranium 235.
It was right beside a bench in Matsuba Daiichi Kinrin Park.
Neutron ray can not be measured by most of the Geiger counters.
and it’s way more harmful to human body.
According to the worst pro-nuc safety standard ICRP60:
• Tumor risk: 3~200 times higher than gamma ray
• Possibility to shorten your life by cancer: 15~45 times higher than gamma ray
• Genetic transformation: 35~70 times higher than gamma ray
• Chromosomal abnormality: 40~50 times higher than gamma ray
• Genetic impact for mammal: 10~45 times higher than gamma ray
This is why I warned that dosimeters makes you blind.
There have been a lot of the cases such as nosebleed, fatigue (bura bura disease), immune trouble etc..
They have been labelled as “harmful rumor” because “air dose” is too low to cause those symptoms.
However, this measurement of neutron rays makes everything clear.
Fear is always in the blind spot.
[color=limegreen]Now Uranium 235 is all around in Tokyo, which came from MOX with Plutonium.
They keep emitting neutron ray.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
The utility said it will also measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam.
In the latest case at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, a criticality accident has yet to happen.
But the measured neutron beam may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant's nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuel have discharged a small amount of neutron beams via fission.
Japan-Level Nuclear Crisis Possible At San Onofre
[...] More than 200 people from all over Southern California gathered in the San Clemente Community Center for the second of three meetings in which the San Clemente City Council is addressing lessons learned from Japan’s Fukushima disaster. [...]
“You’re sitting next to a cancer factory,” [Dr. Helen Caldicott, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility] said. “You are running a cancer factory that generates electricity.” [...]
Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer on Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz, said 8.5 million people live within 50 miles of San Onofre, the distance that U.S. federal regulators recommended that Americans around Fukushima should flee after March 11.
Yet here, the NRC’s emergency planning zone is 10 miles around San Onofre, a nuclear plant he said was approved without a workable evacuation plan. [...]
“It’s all invisible. The trees are still trees, people are shopping, the birds are singing and dogs are walking in the street,” said Chris Busby, a visiting professor at the University of Ulster’s school of biomedical sciences, who visited Fukushima prefecture last week to provide information on health risks.
“When you bring out the (Geiger) machines, you can see everything is sparkling and everyone is being bitten by invisible snakes that will eventually kill them.”
Originally posted by matadoor
New Arnie video that some folks need to watch...
The science ministry said Wednesday it has posted a radiation map that visitors to its website can enlarge to see to what extent their neighborhoods had been contaminated by fallout from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The website, ramap.jaea.go.jp..., launched by the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is now available in Japanese only.
The map shows measurements of radiation and radioactive cesium taken from aircraft in 10 prefectures, including Tokyo and Fukushima, between April and September. It also includes data the ministry collected from soil samples at around 2,200 sites in Fukushima Prefecture and radiation levels within a 100-km radius of the power plant. Roads, schools and other public facilities such as city halls are visible on the 1-to-12,500 scale map, in which 1 cm is equivalent to 125 meters. Areas with the highest radiation level, over 19.0 microsieverts per hour, are colored in red, while dark blue indicates the lowest level, no more than 0.1 microsievert per hour.
Greenpeace called on Tokyo to toughen radiation screening and food labelling rules on Thursday after it said low levels of radiation had been detected in seafood sold at Japanese stores. The environmental pressure group said it tested 60 seafood samples bought at stores in eastern Japan operated by five major supermarket chains and found 34 of them with radioactive caesium-134 and caesium-137.
The survey discovered readings of up to 88 becquerel per kilogram (Bq/kg) with the radiation believed to be from the ongoing nuclear accident. "While the samples are well below the 500Bq/kg limit set by the authorities, the contaminated seafood still represents a health risk, especially to pregnant women and children, and it is being distributed over a wide area," said Wakao Hanaoka, Greenpeace Japan oceans campaigner. The Japanese standard compares with a 150Bq/kg limit in Ukraine after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the group said.
Originally posted by matadoor
New Arnie video that some folks need to watch...
Man, so much of what Arnie is saying sounds SO familiar. Like someone said it here first.
edit on 19-10-2011 by matadoor because: (no reason given)