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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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Japan declare nuclear emergency after the quake affected the nuclear reactor.




posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Unit 4 Removed Fuel Rods....A Lot of Questions....



How did pebbles get inside the channel box?


Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: Most importantly they’re saying there’s no damage [...] But there are embedded in in — I don’t really understand how they got in there — due to the explosion there are chunks of concrete, they’re calling them 2 cm concrete, that’s like a 1 inch chunk of concrete peppered or embedded in the spent fuel rods that comprise the assembly.


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The fuel wasn't from the SFP?


Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: … two new fuel assemblies [were removed] from the Fukushima Unit 4 spent fuel pool… actually it’s not a spent fuel pool, they’re in their own storage area. So it wasn’t indicative of what’s going on in the spent fuel pool, that’s where you store new fuel.


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TEPCO wouldn't be lying to us would they?


- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 04:42 AM
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This MUST Continue!!




U.S. denies reactor license — Only 2nd time in history


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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

The Spin On Water Injection



TEPCO is accumulating 400 tons of radioactive water a day that is so contaminated that they can't filter and reuse.

They implemented a "refrigeration" cooling system the end of July and decreased water injection.

Temps on all three units incrementally increased and Unit 1 went really errant.

The status reports and conferences...confusing.

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7/23/12 Before Refrigeration System and Injection Decrease:

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And today's 8/30/12 latest data:
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- Purple Chive


Temps were rising way before the little blip in water injection:
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They fixed something else:

Unit 1 - big drop:
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Unit 2 - dropping:
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Unit 3 - kinda holding steady:
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- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Originally posted by Purplechive

Condition of Unit 4 SFP



Hope an English version comes out!

Page 22 appears to discuss the Skimmer Surge Tank...

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And building bulges:
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And a bunch of pics showing Unit 4 damage:
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And planned support and covering:
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- Purple Chive

edit on 30-8-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)


More pics that were released yesterday of Unit 4:
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Very little being released anymore in English.

Was something blotched out in this photo? AC you able to zoom in?
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- Purple Chive
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:30 AM
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We just have an tsunami warning active for Fukushima prefecture after the 7.8 - 8.1 quake at the Phillipines. If TEPCO or anybody else tries to tell you that the quake/tsunami that hit Japan wont happen again in the next hundred years we know it's a lie.

Let's hope that there won't be a tsunami and if that it doesn't hit the reactors. Or maybe it's the best that can happen? Swipe all the stuff into the ocean



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Picture Has Been Messed With



The bottom left side of the blue crane....any 'photo' gurus able to zoom in and see what they are trying to hide?

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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Though we attempted to increase the water injection amounts at the site, the amounts kept decreasing.




At 2:47 PM on the same day
[Unit 1] Feed-water system: Increased from 2.4m3/h to 3.0m3/h, Reactor core spray system: Increased from 1.9m3/h to 2.0m3/h (In total, the amount was increased from 4.3m3/h to 5.0m3/h.)

[Unit 2] Feed-water system: Increased from 1.7m3/h to 2.0m3/h, Reactor core spray system: Increased from 4.9m3/h to 5.0m3/h (In total, the amount was increased from 6.6m3/h to 7.0m3/h.)

[Unit 3] Feed-water system: Decreased from 2.8m3/h to 2.5m3/h, Reactor core spray system: Increased from 4.1m3/h to 4.5m3/h (In total, the amount was increased from 6.9m3/h to 7.0m3/h.)


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Wonder if they are checking if the drainage pipe for the refrigeration system to see if it is clogged?

It seems that when they put in the refrigerated system temps soon after started to rise.

Wonder if they have turned off or bypassed the refrigeration system to see if that helps?

Stupid questions, sorry...we are dealing with Nuclear Engineers here and WTF would I know...

Anyhow just curious...

- Purple Chive

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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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8.46% Electricity Rate Hike



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- Purple Chive



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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02:18 31 August
Japan court judges feel need for in-depth analysis of nuclear safety

TOKYO, Aug. 31, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/08/179560.html


Last year's nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has sparked growing calls among Japanese judges for in-depth safety analysis in court cases involving nuclear plants, Kyodo News learned Thursday.

According to internal documents obtained through an information disclosure request, five of the seven judges who submitted a set of proposals in a Jan. 26 to 27 study meeting, hosted by the Supreme Court, on nuclear issues pointed out the need to examine the safety more thoroughly than before.

Japanese courts have turned down appeals in most of the cases involving nuclear plants, with the focus of debate being on whether the government took appropriate procedures.

More and more judges now appear to believe the traditional approach of focusing on the government's procedures would undermine the credibility of the legal framework.

One judge said, "We need to reexamine our traditional approach after what happened in Fukushima raised questions regarding the spread of radioactive contamination and safety requirements," according to the documents.

Another judge was quoted as saying, "One question is how we use expert and scientific knowledge when we examine the safety of nuclear reactors."

The meeting was attended by 35 judges nationwide.

"The purpose of the study group is just to develop knowledge," the Supreme Court said. "What is discussed by the group does not have binding effect on each judge's decision."

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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14:01 31 August
IAEA's safety standards on nuclear power plants to be introduced

VIENNA, Aug. 31, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/08/179656.html


Signatories of the 1994 Convention on Nuclear Safety have agreed to introduce the International Atomic Energy Agency's safety standards, which are generally tougher than each member's own ones, as part of efforts to tighten regulations and safety assessment of their nuclear power plants, diplomatic sources said Friday.

A total of 75 countries and international organizations that are members of the convention will draw up necessary documents on the agreement Friday afternoon on the final day of the ongoing extraordinary meeting of the pact signatories being held at the IAEA's head office in Vienna.

The signatories have so far applied their own domestic laws and own criteria for nuclear regulation and safety assessment.

The members have also agreed to review the guidelines of the convention to encourage themselves to be more transparent with their safety measures, according to the sources.

They have reached these agreements amid mounting concerns about nuclear power in the aftermath of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which was hard hit by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The members are expected to agree to have a new clause in the documents saying they will put full human and financial resources into independent nuclear regulatory bodies, drawing lessons from the Fukushima disaster.

Japan's nuclear regulatory bodies, which were far from independent, did not function properly after the disaster.

This clause has been worked out following reflections on a report filed in July by Japan's parliamentary investigative panel on the Fukushima disaster.

They have also agreed to require members to accept on-the-spot inspections by the IAEA on a regular basis and to heighten transparency.

The application of the IAEA's criteria for design, anti-disaster measures and emergency preparedness could raise the safety of nuclear power plants, while many emerging economies are counting on nuclear power to meet growing electricity demand.

The Convention on Nuclear Safety, which was adopted in June 1994, eight years after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union, came into force in October 1996.

Among other points, the pact requires members to file national reports on the implementation of their safety measures for nuclear power plants.

As of July 2012, there were 75 contracting parties. Ten signatory countries have not yet ratified the convention.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 02:02 PM
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02:40 1 September
IAEA, Fukushima Pref. to cooperate on nuclear cleanup, health issues

VIENNA, Aug. 31, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/09/179818.html


The International Atomic Energy Agency and Fukushima Prefecture will cooperate on nuclear decontamination and managing of prefectural residents' health, Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Friday.

Sato made the remarks after visiting the Vienna headquarters of the U.N. nuclear watchdog and meeting with its director general, Yukiya Amano.

The IAEA has sent several experts to the prefecture for handling the aftermath of accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan.

"I am glad that Mr. Amano offered to collaborate in decontamination and other activities," Sato told reporters after the meeting. Sato also said he is considering asking the IAEA to send researchers to Fukushima.

"Gaining world-class knowledge would lead to prefectural residents' peace of mind," Sato said.

The Japanese government and the IAEA plan to co-host in December an international conference on nuclear power safety in Koriyama in the prefecture, with government ministers and experts from around the world planning to attend.

After the March 2011 nuclear accident, some in the Japanese government and the prefecture have voiced their desire to have the IAEA set up a permanent office in Fukushima, but a senior IAEA official has indicated that such an office would not be realistic considering budgetary and staffing situations.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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13:35 31 August
Japan to boost renewable energy generation capacity over 6-fold

TOKYO, Aug. 31, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/08/179651.html


Environment Minister Goshi Hosono on Friday released Japan's new energy strategy to boost power generation capacity by more than six-fold for four renewable energy categories by 2030 to realize the option of eliminating nuclear power plants.

It seeks to expand electricity generation capacity from 30,000 kilowatts in fiscal 2010 to 8.03 million kw in 2030 for ocean wind energy, from 530,000 kw to 3.88 million kw for geothermal energy and from 2.4 million kw to 6 million kw for biomass energy.

In addition, the strategy envisages 1.5 million kw in power generation capacity using marine wave and tide power now under research.

While the government is studying options to cut nuclear energy's share of Japan's total power generation to zero, 15 and 20-25 percent by 2030 after last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, the strategy is designed to allow for the zero percent option.

Hosono told a press conference floating ocean wind power generators should be developed by 2020 to achieve the target wind power generation capacity covering eight nuclear reactors.

The strategy calls for introducing more efficient technologies for geothermal and biomass power generation and developing technologies for wave and tide power generation by 2020.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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That is a definite bad photoshop job, lol, they're not even trying to hide the fact that it's doctored. It looks to be covering a building exit/entrance and part of a debris pile.
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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A lot of pipes on the site will be experiencing accelerated corrosion. I wouldn't be surprised if they're chasing leaks in pipes and fittings for the next 50years.



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 05:35 AM
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Units 1 & 2 Temps Going Down, Unit 3 Steady



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- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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As far as I can tell, the blotched over space hides the entrance to the vehicle access tunnel. Third image down on this page - Fukushima Daiichi NPS February-May 2012 has a picture of R4 with the truck bay door (the tunnel/garage-thing has been demolished already) which is I reckon what is being covered up by the 'blotch". see what you think.



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by qmantoo
As far as I can tell, the blotched over space hides the entrance to the vehicle access tunnel. Third image down on this page - Fukushima Daiichi NPS February-May 2012 has a picture of R4 with the truck bay door (the tunnel/garage-thing has been demolished already) which is I reckon what is being covered up by the 'blotch". see what you think.


Yup Q, it does look like that's what they are hiding....but why?


- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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I think they are pulling our chain and giving themselves a bit of a laugh. Appealing to the conspiracy theorist in each of us and giving us something to "find". I think NASA does this a lot! It makes their bad days better and they can all have a laugh at us.

No, I dont know why they should do this. There are at least 2 older photos which show this area of the truck loading bay for R4 so why should it need to be hidden now they have dismantled it? Unless (as a conspiracy) there is something else there or unless they have sealed it up or unless there is something showing which gives us clues/pointers to something else which they dont want known.

Really strange eh?



posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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Yes it would be the truck bay hole in the wall that was left when they tore off the blown out truck bay. Why hide it? I can only guess because they don't want folks to see how much they raised the road. with the road 6 ft higher or so, half the opening is burried. Since they tore off the entrance they have always hidden the remaining opening by parking a crane or dumpster to block it. Remember, the rest of the world doesn't know about the two or three ft I-beams they placed under the new road before the steel plates went down. The rest of the world hasn't seen that the 6 foot high concrete feet of the stack towers disappeared under the road. They might have a lot more explaining to do? Maybe someone else can think of another reason? That's the only explanation I can think of.
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