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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Mild EQ at North Anna



earthquake.usgs.gov...

- Purple Chive


North Anna - Emergency Declared




At 1856 EST, North Anna, Units 1 and 2, experienced an onsite seismic event. This was confirmed by the National Earthquake Information Center to be a magnitude 3.2. Based on these 2 indications the licensee declared an Unusual Event per EAL HU 1.1. The earthquake did not impact operations or equipment, and both units remain at 100% power. To exit the Unusual Event the licensee will need to verify that no damage was sustained to any systems or equipment. Presently the licensee is conducting a walkdown to verify no damage was incurred.



operations inspections of various systems throughout the station, all of which were completed satisfactorily with no damage found relating to the seismic event.


www.nrc.gov...

- Purple Chive




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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@ Zworld-San,

about the height:
i forgot that maybe some Pipes and Hoses
as well as Electrical Lines can be under the
elevated Roads, this will add up at least to
100-150Cm!

I will try to check this with AC provided Pics!

What do the official Roadmap is telling us
about "Earthwork"?

Imo. this is not the Time for it!

But they are relative quick now with Nr.3
and soon we will see the so called "Reality",
Core still there, Sfp still exist, let us see!

I still think and hope to see them bith soon,
but i am a Gemini!
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by Human0815
@ Zworld-San,

about the height:
i forgot that maybe some Pipes and Hoses
as well as Electrical Lines can be under the
elevated Roads, this will add up at least to
100-150Cm!

Human-San, I dont think that pipes runs are incorporated in the raised roads, at least I havent seen this indicated. And the tunnels that run underground in that area arent wide enough, according to plant schematics, to be of that much of a concern, IMO. Steel plating would have sufficed, as it has in other parts of the murderers row. The only reason I can see for a massive structure as they have built is if there is a weakened UC ceiling. I cant see any other reason. Or as J&C pointed out, to stop a megarad expulsion.




What do the official Roadmap is telling us
about "Earthwork"?

Imo. this is not the Time for it!


Good question. I dont remember ever seeing them with an eartworks section. And no, now is not the time for such work. Especially not in May when they started on this part of the restoration project. It boggles the mind to think about it. If the only concern was getting rid of radiation derbris, they would have dug out the top layer of earth, trucked it out of there, filled in with sand and other materials, covered with steel plates, and gone back to worrying about the reactors and SFPs, if those were the only concerns.

But like everything else Fukushima, reality never matches expected actions.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Some new pics of #4 from Lucas. These workers are standing on top of the #4 reactor well/pool. We are looking west near the south end. Look straight ahead....our mysterious round object, that shot through the floor. I would guess they are covering the pools so the roof can't fall in them.


enformable.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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We have been so had.

ajw.asahi.com...

I cant believe someone didnt pick up on this sooner. In the Asahi Shimbun article below they state that Tepco has decided to try and remove ALL RADIONUCLIDES from their so called purified water that theyve been spraying all over the plant, or storing in tanks, or illegally dumping in other water systems so that they can "share the pain". They have up till now only been removing 2 of the more than 1000 nuclides present. The most toxic substances aren't being removed at all. Thats why they keep detecting Sr90 way out in the ocean in seawater samples (see below). Strontium 90 is considered the second most dangerous radionuclide after plutonium. AND IT'S BEEN FREELY APPLIED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ALONG WITH PLUTONIUM, URANIUM, COBALT ETC ETC ETC.

So now, all of a sudden they decide to let us know. Slip it into us Tepco style, with a wink and a smile. And according to tsutsuji, (also below) they don't know how to even remove the other nuclides yet. THE NUKE INDUSTRY HAS NEVER PUT TOGETHER THE TECHNOLOGY FOR REMOVING ALL CONTAMINANTS. And weve let them lull us to sleep.

Insanity. We are allowing insane people to kill us all. All this time I just assumed that purified meant all nuclides were being filtered. Does this mean that any water filtered at any plant only filters a couple of nuclides and dumps the rest. To think that the IAEA etc have allowed this to happen, knowing full well that only cesium was being removed, is beyond criminal. They have purposefully allowed humans and the environment to be systematically poisoned.


[B]TEPCO to ratchet up efforts to decontaminate water[/B]

To prevent a further contamination of the sea as occurred in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to remove about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials from water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said on Jan. 28.

The utility will start installing equipment in March for the removal of the radioactive materials, including not only cesium, but also strontium, cobalt and manganese, the sources added.

According to the sources, TEPCO is currently purifying contaminated water by using two kinds of devices in which a mineral, zeolite, absorbs cesium. However, those devices cannot remove other radioactive materials, such as strontium.

In December, contaminated water containing strontium whose concentration level was 1 million times higher than the government’s safety standard leaked into the sea, though the cesium had been removed.

To prevent the recurrence of a similar leakage, TEPCO decided to remove more kinds of radioactive materials. In the plan, water and waste liquids that were used to absorb cesium will be further purified by new equipment.

The design of the new equipment has yet to be decided. In the device, however, radioactive materials will be absorbed onto the surfaces of minerals or resins. By using a variety of agents that promote absorption, the utility plans to remove various radioactive substances.

In the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, contaminated water that was apparently injected into nuclear reactors to help cool them are flowing into buildings in the compound. The amount ranges from 200 tons to 500 tons per day.

To process the water without delay, the new equipment will have the ability of purifying about 500 tons a day. Minerals and resins that absorbed radioactive materials will be placed into special bags and dehydrated. Then, they will be stored for about 20 years.

The new equipment will not be able to remove radioactive hydrogen, called tritium. However, concentration levels of most other radioactive materials will become much lower than the government’s safety standards after the contaminated water is purified by the new equipment.

Initially, TEPCO considered discharging the water into the sea after purifying it. But it faced strong opposition from the central and local governments to the plan.

In addition, the utility’s in-house rules on the safety management of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant read, “Water that was used to process contaminated water must not be discharged (into the sea) without the approval of ministries and agencies concerned.”

Therefore, the means of disposing of the purified water has yet to be decided.






www.asahi.com... But the "detailed design" of the multi-nuclide facility has yet to be done. Radioactive substances are adsorbed on minerals or resins. By selecting adsorption enhancing chemicals, one can change which radioactive substances are removed.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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The JAEA (Japan's IAEA) is in charge of identifying risk to the public and the environment from a nuclear plant accident. They do this through Probabilistic Safety Assessments (PSAs see below).



And this is what the say you must do with high level rad water,


...highlevel radioactive liquid waste is mixed with glass fiber additive. The mixture is melted in a glass melter and solidified into vitrified waste with good physico and chemical stability. The vitrified waste is then placed into pits in a storage cell for 30 to 50 years to cool down. Vitrified waste, which contains long-lived radionuclides, must be safely isolated from the human environment for long periods of time. Several methods to accomplish this aim have been investigated, such as disposal into space, sub-sea beds, ice sheets or deep underground formations. The international scientific consensus at the moment favors "geological
disposal" as the most practical and realistic option.


Long lived radionuclides must be safely isolated from the human environment for long periods of time.

Words are so cheap when coming from the mouths of the nuclear mafia.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Latest Leaks...No Pencils this time...



But dang if you add up all these leaks...a plumber please!!

www.tepco.co.jp...

www.tepco.co.jp...

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Nuclear Regulators Issue Violation Notice To Connecticut Yankee Over Foreign Ownership




Federal law bars foreign entities from having even a partial stake in a U.S. nuclear facility. The NRC determined that Connecticut Yankee — principally owned by Northeast Utilities through its subsidiary CL&P — has some foreign ownership, a discovery the agency made during its review of the proposed NU-NSTAR merger.


Rbrtj

my source



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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All day I've been hearing about Byron nuke plant near Chicago. Some home video of the release.


enformable.com...

Found one more.

edit on 31-1-2012 by Aircooled because: Found one more.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Good job done boys. The committee has been convinced....

No big Fukushima health impact seen: U.N. body chairman


The health impact of last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan appears relatively small thanks partly to prompt evacuations, the chairman of a U.N. scientific body investigating the effects of radiation said on Tuesday. The fact that some radioactive releases spread over the ocean instead of populated areas also contributed to limiting the consequences, said Wolfgang Weiss of the U.N. Scientific Committee on the effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). "As far as the doses we have seen from the screening of the population ... they are very low," Weiss told Reuters. This was partly "due to the rapid evacuation and this worked very well."

...
Weiss said Japanese experts attending the meeting had told him that they were not aware of any acute health effects, in contrast to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine. "What we have seen in Chernobyl - people were dying from huge, high exposures, some of the workers were dying very soon - nothing along these lines has been reported so far (in Japan)," he said. "Up to now there were no acute immediate effects observed."

...
Asked whether he was optimistic that the overall health effects would be quite small, Weiss said: "If we find out that what we know now is representing the situation, then the answer would be yes ... the health impact would be low."

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Entergy, Vermont Nuclear Plant Owner, Refusing State Testing Request of the well within the grounds of the plant


Christopher Wamser, site vice president for plant owner Entergy, says in a Jan. 20 letter to Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller that such testing would be inappropriate because it could contaminate the bedrock aquifer at the bottom of the well and might not produce reliable results.
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Laurence Becker, the state geologist, said in an interview that Wamser's reading of the situation is wrong. He said he had checked with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and been told that the amounts of tritium in the well water would be consistent. That's why testing of a well dug into bedrock is important, Becker said, especially when one earlier test showed tritium in it. "Maybe it's an anomaly, maybe it's not," he said.
...
Gov. Peter Shumlin first requested follow-up tests of the former drinking water well in late 2010, while he was still governor-elect. Several requests by the state since then also have been rebuffed. Wamser's Jan. 20 letter came one day after a federal judge in Brattleboro issued a ruling saying Vermont may not force its lone nuclear plant to shut down when its initial 40-year license expires March 21.




edit on 31 Jan 2012 by qmantoo because: added Vermont NP item



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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We were recently considering that damage occurred to R4 in stages from the morning of the 15th to the afternoon of the 16th (when the first photos of R4 in its final state appeared). It was theorized that the initial expulsion happened to the northwest corner where effium spewed out, and then later to the southeast corner and the south wall where the SFP was. The Tepco handout photo for the press from the 15th (released on the 16th) shows the top of the south wall still in place. This was posted sometime ago and can be seen at www.tepco.co.jp...

I came across this little jewel just now. Notes only say March 16th AM, but it's NHK, the only agency that was getting data first hand, and it goes a long way to confirming multiple expulsions. Note how they made R4 look melted instead of exploded. I wonder if a photo they had access to produced this display. If so I want that photo. It would explain so much.




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by DanielET
We are not to be trusted with this technology.

Too much room for error and we are too primitive a species to even be considering it.



Greetings member DanielET:

Thank you for your time, consideration and participation.

We surmise that you are much closer to the truth than you might think.

[color=Chartreuse]The use of these advanced technologies now directly affects mankind's ability to control its own fate and the lethal consequences on our earthly and human ecosystems are perhaps irreversible.

We are slowly but surely losing our extraordinary capacity to make life desirable. [color=Cyan]As the nuclear fallout continues to spread worldwide, our natural resilience - our immune system - will artificially decrease, independently of our own will. These technologies affect not only our physical bodies, but our minds as well.

Nuclear power is a silent killer and its corporate and government proponents are liars, cheats, scoundrels, and - yes - murderers.

We will endeavor to keep the horror of this environmental warfare nuclear holocaust on the front page of we, the people's, minds and thoughts (as well as world media) in a positive, pro-active way, so as to be a beacon of light in the dark night of a potential nuclear winter,
as [color=Cyan]positive thoughts create positive reality, and we certainly do not need any more distractions to further pollute our understanding of manifesting this envisioned reality.




This is not over, by a long shot.




BTW, for those who enquired, thank you, the bunkers are being dealt with, which leads to an interesting conundrum: does anyone happen to have an outlet for large amounts of "slightly-used" office furniture that requires no external light source, as it has a radiance of its own - a glowing personality, if you will; FOB Denver.


Which, of course, was the perfect segue...


Payback is always sweet.


There is more than one way to skin the [color=Chartreuse]Fukushima Death Dragon. Please read and enjoy any of our signature threads for further enlightenment, and if you feel motivated, participate!.

Part of our overall media campaign to keep the Bat Signal lit regarding the nuking of America by this Fukushima monster has been to post Fukushima-related Tweets that link to ATS, in the hope that more than a few peeps will come on over and sit a spell and immerse themselves in the search for truth - welcome new members from around the world!
DENY IGNORANCE.

And maybe they'll take a look at EARTH AID, the Concert to Save Humanity.







And this in the Sendai Tribune:



And this in the JAPAN TODAY (Feb. 1, 2012), attached to this story:

TEPCO to raise electricity rates for corporate users by 17% from April



Back to payback. We have been having a bit of fun here, and would appreciate any keen insight and comment.




That is not Photoshop, people.

Do we have your undivided attention now?

[color=FF00FF]FULL DISCLOSURE
[color=Chartreuse]SOPA was solely responsible for this "U.S. TYRANNY" post on China's Development webpage.

We did this to attract (The Truth Is Viral) Bobby Powell's attention, so as to draw him, his technical abilities and general media savvy to the plight of the Japanese people directly affected by this [color=Cyan]violation of basic human rights to a radiation-free environment and future.








We further believe that by putting a human face on this catastrophe, we can continue to focus attention on the fact that the Nukushima multiple melt-through disaster/fiasco is spewing life-altering radiation 24/7/365 with no solution nor end in sight.


Inertia must be overcome.







Peace Love Light
tfw
[align=center][color=magenta]Liberty & Equality or Revolution[/align]


edit on 31/1/2012 by thorfourwinds because: color



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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Japan’s Nuclear Plant Safety Tests Ignore Lessons of Fukushima



Japan’s so-called stress tests to review nuclear plant safety don’t include lessons from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi disaster, effectively ignoring the reason for running the checks, two government advisers said.

The stress tests were initiated after the earthquake and tsunami wrecked the Fukushima plant last March causing radiation leaks in the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Yet, the checks ignore the potential for two natural disasters to occur at the same time, which is what happened at Fukushima, said Masashi Goto, a former atomic plant designer who is a member of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency’s stress test advisory committee. The tests also don’t take into account the ages of plants, he said.

www.businessweek.com...


Japan’s Triple Threat of Tragedy



In addition to the human costs of the disaster, there are many economic effects. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper stated that the Japanese government declared the cost of nuclear energy in Japan is set to increase dramatically, but will remain cheaper than alternative energy sources.

The government panel also estimated that cleaning up the disaster and compensating its victims could cost as much as 20 trillion yen ($257 billion). Food supplies have also been affected by the incident. Excessive radiation found in some vegetables, tea, milk, seafood, and water has made the Japanese anxious about their food.

The government has tried to calm fears by stating detected levels are not dangerous, but many Japanese remain apprehensive. Tyrone Acres and his wife Emiko live in Japan in Okayama City, Okayama. When asked whether or not the radiation influenced any of their buying or eating habits, Tyrone said, “Not ours. But throughout most, if not all of the country, people are avoiding just about everything food related that has come anywhere near the irradiated area.”

weissmanreport.com...

It’s still on shaky ground



The authorities failed to use data produced by Japan’s special radiation warning and fallout prediction system called Speedi. The evacuation in near-panic of over 110,000 residents from a 20-km ‘exclusion zone’ resulted in people leaving polluted areas only to find themselves in areas with even higher radioactive contamination.

This is documented in a recent report of a government-appointed commission that says that the evacuation order was so vague that it “sounded almost the same as telling residents to ‘just run’”. There has since been no systematic measurement of radiation doses or food contamination at different distances from the site. Officials in Tokyo, more than 220 km away, have detected the same levels of cancer-causing cesium-137 in breast milk as exist in the ‘exclusion zone’.

The 507-page interim report depicts bumbling nuclear industry executives and confused government officials scrambling to deal with the crisis. They grossly underestimated tsunami risks and Tepco workers’ ability to handle emergencies like the station blackout after the tsunami destroyed backup generators, leading to the overheating of reactor cores and their eventual meltdown. They followed no manual. Regulatory agencies failed to impose tough safety standards on Tepco, which was too slow to gather information on radiation leaks and relay it to the authorities.

The report documents Tepco’s misjudgment of the reactors’ operational situation, its poor handling of alternative water injection, its response to the hydrogen explosions and its failure to prevent the expansion of damage.

A better response might have reduced the core damage and radiation leaks.

www.hindustantimes.com...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:58 AM
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Originally posted by Human0815

Japan’s Triple Threat of Tragedy



In addition to the human costs of the disaster, there are many economic effects. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper stated that the Japanese government declared the cost of nuclear energy in Japan is set to increase dramatically, but will remain cheaper than alternative energy sources.

The government panel also estimated that cleaning up the disaster and compensating its victims could cost as much as 20 trillion yen ($257 billion).
Thanks for the post; interesting information.

I have to ask, will the increased cost of nuclear energy include amortization of the 20 trillion yen costs? Because once that's factored in, plus the fact it can happen again, I find it hard to believe nuclear is still cheaper as claimed.

I also have to wonder if 20 trillion yen is really a true accounting of the real costs. If this is just for cleanup and what will be paid out in compensation, I have to suspect that not everyone will be fully compensated...for example people living in Tokyo may face a higher cancer risk and probably will get no compensation at all, yet this is a real cost of the nuclear disaster, if some people's lives are cut short at some distance away. Also inability to use farmland way outside the exclusion zone...will this be filly compensated? I thought I read that it might not be fully compensated, though I don't have the details.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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I think they just "forget" to find a amount for the final Storage,
When you watch "Into Eternity"


you hear that they need 3-5 Decades to build this Place,
this must be amazingly expensive!

Japan do not have a Place like this and need to rent Space,
maybe in the US or Australia,
this will be not cheap either,
and most important what is the price for the related Death, Diseases
and the lost of Work Force,
how high is the Price for a day spend useless in a Emergency Shelter,
the lost Pets, the Fruits and Vegetables, etc., etc.!

They need to store that Stuff for at least 100.000 Years,
nothing ever existed that stayed so long,
the Pyramids are max. 12-15.000 Years old!


No, no, no- this Stuff is a nasty Stuff


We need to invent a Power-Plant that will eat this 250.000 Tones of highly Radiated Stuff!
(Musha Musha)

@ thefourwinds,

i just want to show you the type of Reports
Tepco need to send when there are broken things like the Pipes:

Regarding the event which leakage of water containing radioactive materials at the water desalination apparatus (evaporative concentration apparatus) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on December 4, we have received the directive document*1 from NISA of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry "Regarding Response to Leakage of Water Containing Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)".

We have reported to NISA regarding the result (provisional) of the evaluation on the outflow of water containing radioactive materials into the sea which was leaked from the water desalination apparatus (evaporative concentration apparatus) on December 6. We also reported to NISA regarding the cause of the leakage, measures for the recurrence prevention and investigation of the soundness of other facilities on December 8. Thereafter, we received the additional directive document*2 from NISA "Regarding Response to Report on Leakage of Water Containing Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)" on December 12. (

Previously announced on December 5, 6, 8 and 12) We received the document*3, "Enforcement of the Measures for the Leaking Water including the Radioactive Material from the Evaporation Concentration Device in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Stern Warning)" from NISA on December 13.

(Previously announced on December 13) As per Directions received and others, we have implemented measures for the leaking water, reinforced the monitoring of the leaking, and re-evaluated the influence to the ocean. Today we reported to NISA regarding the situation up to now.

As for the environmental assessment of the ocean, since the ascertainment of the condition for radioactive material's diffusion is not enough, we only reported the result of monitoring implemented up to date. We will submit the final report to NISA by the end of March, 2012 reflecting the additional analysis results.
End Attachment 1 *The attachment is only available in Japanese.

"Regarding Response to Leakage of Water Containing

Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station".

Attachment 2 *The attachment is only available in Japanese. "Implementation Report on the Enforcement of the Measures for the Leaking Water including the Radioactive Material from the Evaporation Concentration Device in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station." *1 Directive document "Regarding Response to Leakage of Water Containing Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)" (05.12.2011 NA No. 1)

*2 Directive document "Regarding Response to Report on Leakage of Water Containing Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)" (12.12.2011 NA No. 1)

*3 Stern Warning "Enforcement of the Measures for the Leaking Water including the Radioactive Material from the Evaporation Concentration Device in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Stern Warning)" (13.12.2011 NA No.3)

We have provided a Japanese press release version of the instruction document received from NISA in our Japanese website. However, at this time we reserve the right to not provide an English version due to potential misunderstandings that may arise from an inaccurate rendering of the original Japanese text. We may provide the English translation that NISA releases in our press releases. However, in principle we would advise you to visit the NISA website for timely and accurate information.

edit on 1-2-2012 by Human0815 because: for another Member



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by zworld

We have been so had.

ajw.asahi.com...

I cant believe someone didnt pick up on this sooner. In the Asahi Shimbun article below they state that Tepco has decided to try and remove ALL RADIONUCLIDES from their so called purified water that theyve been spraying all over the plant, or storing in tanks, or illegally dumping in other water systems so that they can "share the pain". They have up till now only been removing 2 of the more than 1000 nuclides present. The most toxic substances aren't being removed at all. Thats why they keep detecting Sr90 way out in the ocean in seawater samples (see below). Strontium 90 is considered the second most dangerous radionuclide after plutonium. AND IT'S BEEN FREELY APPLIED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ALONG WITH PLUTONIUM, URANIUM, COBALT ETC ETC ETC.

So now, all of a sudden they decide to let us know. Slip it into us Tepco style, with a wink and a smile. And according to tsutsuji, (also below) they don't know how to even remove the other nuclides yet. THE NUKE INDUSTRY HAS NEVER PUT TOGETHER THE TECHNOLOGY FOR REMOVING ALL CONTAMINANTS. And weve let them lull us to sleep.

Insanity. We are allowing insane people to kill us all. All this time I just assumed that purified meant all nuclides were being filtered. Does this mean that any water filtered at any plant only filters a couple of nuclides and dumps the rest. To think that the IAEA etc have allowed this to happen, knowing full well that only cesium was being removed, is beyond criminal. They have purposefully allowed humans and the environment to be systematically poisoned.


[B]TEPCO to ratchet up efforts to decontaminate water[/B]

To prevent a further contamination of the sea as occurred in December, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to remove about 1,000 kinds of radioactive materials from water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said on Jan. 28.

The utility will start installing equipment in March for the removal of the radioactive materials, including not only cesium, but also strontium, cobalt and manganese, the sources added.

According to the sources, TEPCO is currently purifying contaminated water by using two kinds of devices in which a mineral, zeolite, absorbs cesium. However, those devices cannot remove other radioactive materials, such as strontium.

In December, contaminated water containing strontium whose concentration level was 1 million times higher than the government’s safety standard leaked into the sea, though the cesium had been removed.

To prevent the recurrence of a similar leakage, TEPCO decided to remove more kinds of radioactive materials. In the plan, water and waste liquids that were used to absorb cesium will be further purified by new equipment.

The design of the new equipment has yet to be decided. In the device, however, radioactive materials will be absorbed onto the surfaces of minerals or resins. By using a variety of agents that promote absorption, the utility plans to remove various radioactive substances.

In the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, contaminated water that was apparently injected into nuclear reactors to help cool them are flowing into buildings in the compound. The amount ranges from 200 tons to 500 tons per day.

To process the water without delay, the new equipment will have the ability of purifying about 500 tons a day. Minerals and resins that absorbed radioactive materials will be placed into special bags and dehydrated. Then, they will be stored for about 20 years.

The new equipment will not be able to remove radioactive hydrogen, called tritium. However, concentration levels of most other radioactive materials will become much lower than the government’s safety standards after the contaminated water is purified by the new equipment.

Initially, TEPCO considered discharging the water into the sea after purifying it. But it faced strong opposition from the central and local governments to the plan.

In addition, the utility’s in-house rules on the safety management of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant read, “Water that was used to process contaminated water must not be discharged (into the sea) without the approval of ministries and agencies concerned.”

Therefore, the means of disposing of the purified water has yet to be decided.






www.asahi.com... But the "detailed design" of the multi-nuclide facility has yet to be done. Radioactive substances are adsorbed on minerals or resins. By selecting adsorption enhancing chemicals, one can change which radioactive substances are removed.


Anyone else recall the Prime Minister when he drank that glass of water that was supposedly "purified from water at the plant"?

I'll bet he's not doing real well, if that water was indeed from the plant..



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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Z, some knew this from the start. Silv covered it and possibly TRN too. They can't do squat about neutron radiation at the minimum, let alone all the myriad of types no one is testing for when they 'clean' water. Distillation, centrifuges, osmosis can only do so much. You'd have to get to a quantum level to really fix it


Now fuku diary and enenews are harping on about an alleged worker leaking that #4 had a fresh load of fuel at the time. Which makes sense why when we found the #4 data feed page that was hidden, it was not much different to the other reactors in many ways. It would have had a mox fuel included load, so was a runaway train from the start, the main reason why they have tried to keep #4 the 'wtc7' of fukushima. Out of sight, out of mind.

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Gotta love his shakes as he drinks it.. whoops!


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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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From the Caltech Assessment (22MB pdf, dial up users beware of large file) found on this page:



You will see that #4 SFP, has 204 unirradiated fuel assemblies listed. These represent a full core awaiting installation of a new staunless steel shroud.

Knowing how keen Tepco and Areva (remember them?) are on MOX, I don't think it's too far fetched to think that Tepco would be wanting to use that bastardized fuel.

 


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We need to invent a Power-Plant that will eat this 250.000 Tones of highly Radiated Stuff! (Musha Musha)


See this post by Cobbz in my thread about the accident at the Monju fast-breeder reactor. It would seem as though the technology to reduce the waste byproducts is indeed available.

I know that there are risks associated with this technology as well, but it is at least a step in the direction of whsat to do with al of the left overs.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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I read lately that the Thorium Reactor's are also able to consume that stuff
but this create more gray Hair (yes, we still have Hair here in Japan)
and i am already above the Salt and Pepper Level because this
mean we need to get at least 20-50 new Thorium Reactor's in the Future
and maybe 2 Generations of it!

Regarding the Water


To know the impact of it we will need the real amounts of the Radionuclide's
because there are dangerous and non-dangerous Levels,
when i went to the Onsen last Month i was amazed to see a lot of this Stuff
inside a natural Water Source!
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Originally posted by Human0815
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I think they just "forget" to find a amount for the final Storage,
When you watch "Into Eternity"

(...)
Japan do not have a Place like this and need to rent Space,
maybe in the U.S. or Australia
,

this will be not cheap either,
and most important what is the price for the related Death, Diseases
and the lost of Work Force...

They need to store that Stuff for at least 100.000 Years,
nothing ever existed that stayed so long,
the Pyramids are max. 12-15.000 Years old!


No, no, no - this Stuff is a nasty Stuff

(...)
@ thorfourwinds,

i just want to show you the type of Reports
Tepco need to send when there are broken things like the Pipes:


Greetings friend Human0815:

We see your "Into Eternity," and raise you with this one for your edification and enjoyment:

Fukushima Radiating Everyone: 'Unspeakable' Reality 'Will Impact All Of Humanity'

Exposing the "unspeakable" realities of the Japanese catastrophe in this 60 Minutes program, leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said [color=Cyan]radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity. The nuclear energy power industry violation of the right to health is apparent throughout the new Australian report.

[color=Cyan]"In fact, the whole world will be exposed from the radiation from Fukushima," Dr. Kaku told reporter Liz Hayes.


Thank you for providing these prime examples that make our case bulletproof. Funny, it seems like we've heard this bollocks before, and we have the same revulsion to stupidity then as now.

This is classically representative of the chowderhead bravo sierra that continues to be spouted by these industry blatherskites that have only one goal in mind: [color=Chartreuse]obfuscation and disinformation.


Regarding the event which leakage of water containing radioactive materials at the water desalination apparatus (evaporative concentration apparatus) of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on December 4, we have received the directive document *1 from NISA of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry "Regarding Response to Leakage of Water Containing Radioactive Materials from Evaporation Concentration Device at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Direction)."

Egad! Our point exactly.

[color=Aqua]Espouse elucidation!


As for the environmental assessment of the ocean, since the ascertainment of the condition for radioactive material's diffusion is not enough, we only reported the result of monitoring implemented up to date. We will submit the final report to NISA by the end of March, 2012 reflecting the additional analysis results.
End Attachment 1 *The attachment is only available in Japanese.





obfuscate, verb

to make (something) unclear to the understanding i.e., irrelevant matters that only serve to obfuscate the fundamental issue of guilt or innocence.



We have provided a Japanese press release version of the instruction document received from NISA in our Japanese website. However, at this time we reserve the right to not provide an English version due to potential misunderstandings that may arise from an inaccurate rendering of the original Japanese text. We may provide the English translation that NISA releases in our press releases. However, in principle we would advise you to visit the NISA website for timely and accurate information.


Can we say, "passing the buck," again? Also, this might be an indication of a job opening for a friggin' competent translator! WTF?


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