Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Greg Palast. They knew

shiftfrequency.com...

Radiation readings near the saplings struggling to get sunlight were a little over 40 microsieverts per hour. After just one day in the area, a person would be exposed to more than the government's designated yearly limit of 1 millisievert.
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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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The myth of decontamination 除染の神話



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:06 AM
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Originally posted by Aircooled
Greg Palast. They knew

shiftfrequency.com...

Radiation readings near the saplings struggling to get sunlight were a little over 40 microsieverts per hour. After just one day in the area, a person would be exposed to more than the government's designated yearly limit of 1 millisievert.
mainichi.jp...


Thanks AC. Yes they did.

www.tragedyandhope.com...



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 05:50 AM
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Temp Increases In One Week



Sunday Aug. 12th vs. Sunday Aug. 19th:

Unit 1:
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Unit 2:
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Unit 3:
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Unit 4:

36℃ (8/12 11:00 現在)



38℃ (8/19 11:00 現在)


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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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More good info



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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I thought it was important that this was documented here.

No. 1, 2 plants' reactors written off Sat, 18Aug12


FUKUSHIMA — National policy minister Motohisa Furukawa has said that reactors 5 and 6 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and the nearby No. 2 power station should never be restarted.
Furukawa made the remarks Thursday while meeting evacuees from the village of Kawauchi during a visit to Fukushima Prefecture, Mayor Yuko Endo said.

The gathering was held at a temporary housing complex in the city of Koriyama, where Kawauchi residents are currently living after being forced to evacuate because of the nuclear crisis. The village is located close to the stricken No. 1 power plant.

Of the facility's six reactors, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to decommission reactors 1 through 4. However, Tepco has not clarified its plans on the remaining two units or the four reactors at Fukushima No. 2, which has been idled since March 2011.


Tepco's shaky revival plan Fri 17Aug12


The government on July 31 injected ¥1 trillion into Tokyo Electric Power Co., virtually nationalizing the utility, which was teetering in the wake of the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant....
In addition to the government's capital injection, which has enabled it to acquire a majority of Tepco voting shares, banks provided ¥370 billion in loans to Tepco on Aug. 1. But Tepco is still in a desperate financial situation.
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As Tepco President Naomi Hirose said in reference to the government capital injection and the bank loans, "Tepco has been presented with a last chance by the people."
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The main pillars of Tepco's special business operation plan for its reconstruction consist of raising electricity prices for households by an average 8.46 percent from Sept. 1 and restarting in phases the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture from April 2013....

Clearly Tepco's reconstruction plan is on shaky ground. The government at least has taken the position that Japan's reliance on nuclear power should be reduced. The voice for ending such reliance is strong among the Japanese.
If the government and Tepco try to go ahead with the plan to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, they will face strong opposition from local governments concerned and people opposed to nuclear power.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by Wertwog

Originally posted by Silverlok

perhaps it is a 'newish' kind of war ...if it is what will most of you do



Yes, the "ish" being the most important part. As for the most portent question you ask, it's one that everyone has to answer in their own way, but will you allow me to edit it? It is not "what will you do" but "what will you be".



ish is the most important part.

do most people understand the difference between doing...and being..in most societies they are/ have been conditioned by (what amounts to mimes ) to not question the difference between human nature and local human 'culture' ( conditioning) .(remember human culture is NOT the same as human nature...especially if human nature even has meaning in complex capitalistically....'trained' individuals')

society is training..intellect and emotion is nature...

under these conditions whom tries to hide this, and whom exposes it...

and how much profit or humanity is in either action
edit on 19-8-2012 by Silverlok because: it's hard to relate simple things that seem complex in a wave tha tdors not die from inattentionm



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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Spoke to the NRL (national radiation laboratory) again regarding the 2011 test results for environmental radioactivity, plus food and car testing, which are the main imports from Japan.

2011 test results are not up yet and are now made by sub-lab within NRL it seems (structure has been moved around since dec 2011 hence some delays). They are sending me out some information regarding this so I assume this is the 2011 report. I will let ATS know what I get.

Asked them about food and car testing, which was not done when I called in 2011; ministry of primary industries is now testing cars and food, NRL mentioned out of hundreds of tested cars that they have found none to be contaminated yet. A family member was involved in biosecurity side of car cleaning and certification, this is how I managed to visit Japan a few years ago, this process removes bugs and dirt etc, so cars coming to NZ are very stringently cleaned prior, interior and exterior, including engine filters. So this is probably why they have not found any high levels of contaminants yet. If the Japanese export side screws that up (cleaning bugs off), they risk loosing import license very quickly.

Next stop is to wait for email, then harass the ministry of primary industries regarding food and possibly NRL again, if no test results!



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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at Chernobyl evacuations were held at 5 mSv per hour , in Japan the levels are over 20 mSv per hour...that is unacceptable"


that top soil disturbance (political bull# show time) in a continuing radiation fountain is PURE politics....because every cleaning lady in the world would tell you " do not try to clean the couch while the fat man is still drinking, stuffing his face and peeing himself...otherwise all you will get is yelled at while the "rich" animal tries to cover it's disgrace.

In fact in a situation .like that most wouldn't even attempt cleaning...but how rich do you have to be to throw away an entire nation simply to hide the stains of greed an excess's, and more importantly where does one throw it ?
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Originally posted by Silverlok


society is training..intellect and emotion is nature...

under these conditions whom tries to hide this, and whom exposes it...

and how much profit or humanity is in either action
edit on 19-8-2012 by Silverlok because: it's hard to relate simple things that seem complex in a wave tha tdors not die from inattentionm


There is no dichotomy, only the illusion of separation. 'Society' has an active roll in training intellect and emotion by Pavolovian reward/punishment "education", distraction, co-option, and directing attention & creativity into "acceptable" areas of inquiry. Additionally, certain elements of our society love to siphon, pervert, distort, and destroy, both intellect and emotion (and nature). Intellect and emotion (and nature) not being separate, we "feel" what we "think" about. When we think certain thoughts and feel certain things, we become what we think and feel (eat and breathe). What we become determines where we put our energy, the frequency and quality of what energy returns to us, and that folks, is the flow of the universe as I have come to understand it.

There is nothing fancy or complicated about it, but these basic lessons have been largely withheld so it is up to the individual to find them, dive into them and learn just what he/she is. If any change is to be undertaken by "doing", unless you want the same results we've been getting, it's time to first start looking at who you are "being". To understand this accident fully, I don't think we can understand Fuku without exploring Who controls this situation, understanding the How and then the Why. The Trivium is just as applicable to this as anything else and this exploration ultimately leads back to each of us, in my humble opinion



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:13 AM
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Robinson N-Plant SC, Emergency Declared, Unusual Event




UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO THE UNPLANNED LOSS OF ANNUNCIATORS > 15 MINUTES At 0552 EDT Control Room Operators experienced a Loss of Annunciators. At 0607 EDT, the licensee declared an Unusual Event per EAL SU4.1, " Unplanned loss of most or all Annunciators or Indicators associated with Safety Systems on the RTGB [Remote Turbine Gage Board] Sections A and B, Primary System Annunciators and Indicators > 15 minutes." During an alarm test, the annunciators lit up as expected but did not clear at the completion of the test. Exit criteria for the Unusual Event will be restoration of the annunciator functions. The licensee has compensatory measures in effect. ERFIS [Emergency Response Facility Information System] and the normal RTGB instruments are available. The licensee notified the state and informed the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified Other FEDS (FEMA, DHS and NNSA via email). * * * UPDATE FROM HILL TO KLCO ON 8/17/2012 AT 0954 EDT * * * On August 17, 2012 at 0940 EDT, the licensee terminated the Unusual Event based on restoring annunciator capability. The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector and has terminated ERDS transmission. Notified NRR-EO(Thomas), R2DO(Guthrie), IRD(Gott) and other FEDS (FEMA, DHS and NNSA via email)


Event Number: 48199

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NOTE!!!
South Carolina is the only state in the entire USA that does not have a stationary air monitor..
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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:27 AM
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Follow the Money...




Nuclear power industry's shady payments since Fukushima crisis



The nuclear power industry has made behind-the-scenes payments to the tune of at least 3.18 billion yen ($40 million) to six local governments hosting nuclear-power related facilities since the Fukushima disaster last year. The funds were doled out by six nuclear power-related organizations, including electric power companies, The Asahi Shimbun learned. Of that amount, 2.4 billion yen was not disclosed. The only conclusion to draw from this is that dubious payments to local governments have continued since the reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The Asahi Shimbun, relying on the information disclosure law and interviews, surveyed 39 prefectures or municipalities that are hosting or plan to host nuclear power plants or facilities related to the central government’s spent nuclear fuel recycling program. The survey, which wound up in July, excluded donations to assist victims of the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that spawned the nuclear crisis. The six companies and organizations that made donations are: the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (Denjiren); Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.; Chubu Electric Power Co.; Japan Atomic Power Co.; Chugoku Electric Power Co.; and Kyushu Electric Power Co. The funds were given to the Aomori prefectural government; the Rokkasho village government in Aomori Prefecture; the Shizuoka prefectural government; the Tsuruga city government in Fukui Prefecture; the Matsue city government in Shimane Prefecture; and the Saga prefectural government. In addition to these entities, some other local governments won assurances from electric power companies that funds will continue to be channeled to them in or after fiscal 2012. Thus, the amount uncovered so far may be just the tip of the iceberg. At the end of July, the electric power companies disclosed donations made in fiscal 2011 on their websites. However, the names of individual recipients and sums were not released. Of the 3.18 billion yen in donations tracked by The Asahi Shimbun, only those provided by Chubu Electric Power and Kyushu Electric Power were made public last month. As for donations to local governments, it emerged that Tokyo Electric Power Co. provided funds to the Rokkasho village government after the Fukushima disaster, labeling them as supposed expenditures for the construction of a nuclear power plant in the neighboring village of Higashidori, also in Aomori Prefecture. The flow of funds suggests that local governments cannot help but rely on the largesse of the power industry to keep their coffers filled. After the Fukushima disaster, the Rokkasho village government twice wrote to Denjiren to solicit donations. A letter sent in August 2011 sought 500 million yen to promote local industries. The other, sent in February 2012, sought 250 million yen for the repair of “onsen” hot spring facilities. Denjiren complied with both requests. The village hosts facilities associated with the spent nuclear fuel recycling program promoted by the central government. Rokkasho was clearly jolted by a central government announcement after the disaster that it planned to review the recycling program. Rokkasho's mayor, Kenji Furukawa, said, “If the central government changes its policy (and abolishes the recycling program), that will have a huge effect on local industry, employment and overall finances.” He made clear that Rokkasho village will continue to solicit funding from Denjiren. Chubu Electric Power donated a sum of 460 million yen to the Shizuoka prefectural government last September. This past July, it notified the prefectural government that a further 560 million yen in funds would be forthcoming. The utility said it was making the payments at the behest of the prefectural government. At the end of 2008, Chubu Electric Power decided to decommission the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture. That prompted the central government to suspend grants to the prefectural government for hosting the two reactors. But by that time, four local municipalities had got used to the free money and depended on the grants to draw up their budget needs. In light of that, the prefectural government asked the electric power company to offer financial support to the tune of 2.2 billion yen to match the amounts of the suspended grants. In response, the electric power company began to provide donations from fiscal 2009. A Shizuoka prefectural government official said, “We did not come straight out and ask the electric power company to provide donations. We just told it, ‘We hope you will consider our situation.’” Kyushu Electric Power donated 300 million yen for the construction of cancer treatment facilities under the initiative of the Saga prefectural government. Japan Atomic Power Co. is shouldering the entire 240 million yen in construction costs for a network of municipal roads being built in Fukui Prefecture’s Tsuruga Peninsula, where six nuclear reactors are located. The Tsuruga city government expects to receive 1.08 billion yen in donations from the nuclear power industry in fiscal 2012.


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- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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And Add the Fuku Crap Into the Mix...



Lovely....just absolutely lovely...



- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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New Arnie...



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And GR been wondering if any Japanese made car imports were being tested. Great job!!!

- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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My friends find such groovy links!



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Thorium: Why We Don’t Want It
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I would also add another reason to stand against thorium is that the same people would own and run it.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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So Good, Enjoy.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:37 AM
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Shellfish and Fish Rad Results



Ain't looking good for the muscles...25,800 Bq/kg

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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Dropping Like Flies?



Already five deaths so far this year...is this typical for the industry?


OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - NON-WORK RELATED ON-SITE FATALITY "At 0742 PDT on March 12, 2012, a non-work related on-site fatality occurred at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The fatality was not related to the health and safety of the public or on-site personnel. Specifically, a contractor for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) was found in the Engineering Offices before work hours with no pulse or life signs. The individual was promptly attended to by Diablo Canyon Industrial Fire Officers and a transfer to a local hospital by ambulance was completed. The individual was pronounced dead at the hospital.


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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO A FATALITY "At 0940 hours on July 3, 2012, Detroit Edison notified the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) that an employee had suffered a fatality. "On July 2, 2012, at 1504 hours, a Detroit Edison employee reported to the nurse's office with symptoms of shortness of breath and chest pain. The individual was transported offsite via ambulance to a local hospital for care. At approximately 1700 hours on July 2, 2012, notification was received that the individual had passed away.


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ONSITE FATALITY "A fatality occurred at the facility due to cardiac arrest. The individual was a maintenance supervisor, not actively engaged in work. He was en-route to an on site meeting. Specific details if requested by regional office will be included in a 30 day follow-up report. "In accordance with 10 CFR 70 Appendix A(c) this event is being reported concurrently with a report to the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau. The report is required within 8 hours of a fatality at the facility.


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NON-WORK RELATED ONSITE FATALITY "This is a non-emergency 4 hour informational notification to the NRC in accordance with the reporting requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi). "At approximately 0900 on 8/02/12, a contract employee suffered a non-work related personal medical event and was transported offsite. The contract employee was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. A courtesy notification was made to OSHA at 1304."


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OFFSITE NOTIFICATION - NON WORK RELATED ON-SITE FATALITY "This is a non-emergency 4 hour informational notification to the NRC in accordance with the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi). "On August 9, 2012 at approximately 1510 hours [EDT], a contract employee suffered a non-work related personal medical event while in an office environment that was located outside of the protected area. The individual was transported offsite and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.


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Last year 2011, a total of 5 for the whole year:


NRC: Event Notification Report for March 9, 2011 www.nrc.gov › ... › Event Notification Reports › 2011Mar 9, 2011 – ONSITE FATALITY "At 0357 [EST on 3/8/11] the licensee received a call for medical assistance. The caller reported an individual [contract ...



NRC: Event Notification Report for April 20, 2011 www.nrc.gov › ... › Event Notification Reports › 2011Apr 20, 2011 – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FATALITY OF A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE "This notification is a 4-hour Non-Emergency notification being ...



NRC: Event Notification Report for May 2, 2011 www.nrc.gov › ... › Event Notification Reports › 2011May 2, 2011 – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO FATALITY OF A CONTRACT EMPLOYEE "On April 29, 2011, ... Such an event may include an on-site fatality.



NRC: Event Notification Report for October 5, 2011 www.nrc.gov › ... › Event Notification Reports › 2011Oct 4, 2011 – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO ONSITE FATALITY "At 1430 CDT, 10/4/11, the licensee Main Control room received an emergency phone ...



NRC: Event Notification Report for October 21, 2011 www.nrc.gov › ... › Event Notification Reports › 2011Oct 21, 2011 – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION DUE TO THE OFFSITE FATALITY OF AN EMPLOYEE "On October 20, 2011 at approximately 1335 hours, a South ...


- Purple Chive


Another One Bites the Dust...




OSHA NOTIFIED CONCERNING AN ONSITE NON-WORK RELATED FATALITY "The control room received a 4911 notification [emergency on-site 911 call] regarding an employee illness where the employee was unresponsive. Site Medical Emergency Response Team responded, and requested offsite assistance via ambulance. The employee was transported to Piedmont Medical Center via ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. A notification to OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] was made at 1645 EDT on 8/20/12 due to the on-site fatality." The employee had gone to a meeting and feeling ill went to the break room on-site. When the on-site medical team arrived at the break room they were unsuccessful in resuscitating the employee. The licensee will be notifying the state and local agencies. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.


Event Number: 48213
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- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Amazing how they are conveniently dying off-site, no nuke related deaths here, move along.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Shellfish and Fish Rad Results



Ain't looking good for the muscles...25,800 Bq/kg

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive


Pic of the Greenling fish:
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Confused by NHK rpt about "Rock Trout" (38,000 bq/kg) -- didn't see that in TEPCO's data:


The utility says it detected 38,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a rock trout caught about 1 kilometer off Minamisoma City on August 1st.



High radiation detected in fish off Fukushima The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected radiation 380 times the government safety limit in a fish caught off Fukushima Prefecture. Tokyo Electric Power Company is measuring radiation exposure in fish and shellfish caught within 20 kilometers of the troubled plant from March this year. The company caught 20 kinds of fish and shellfish at 5 locations from mid-July to early August. The utility says it detected 38,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a rock trout caught about 1 kilometer off Minamisoma City on August 1st. The level is 380 times the government safety limit, and the highest so far in the firm's surveys in the area. The previous high was 18.8 times. The operator also says it found radioactive cesium exceeding the safety limit in 9 kinds of fish and shellfish. In June, fishing more than 50 kilometers northeast of the plant resumed on a trial basis for 2 kinds of octopus and one kind of shellfish. But fishing has not resumed for rock trout and other fish in which radiation was detected in the latest surveys. Tokyo Electric says it will survey the same area from next week until the end of September to study rock trout, their prey such as shrimps, and mud from the seabed. Aug. 21, 2012 - Updated 11:51 UTC (20:51 JST)


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- Purple Chive
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