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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Nuckelchen - a gazillion stars for all of your captures and the intertwined music - AUSGEZEICHNET!!!

(How are the kitties doing?)
(Wie gehts dir katzen?)

- Purple Chive
edit on 6-9-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Thank you for the compliment,
we are doing fine

the two arschgesichter it could not do better

edit:
the steaming-location is well known.
ALERT TEPCO FUKUSHIMA 2012 02 28


TEPCO:THATS NO DIESEL-ENGINE!!! 2012-03-29




edit on 6-9-2012 by nuckelchen because: i didn' wanted to made a doubble posting



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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Welcome Knuck! So glad you found your way here to ATS! We have followed your great films for ages and look forward to any insight you might add with them. [Really nice people here too] The cold ones are in the kitchen fridge. Just help yourself!

Website reveals Fukushima radiation exposure by location
www.stripes.com...



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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I wonder if this could have something to do with the helecopter fly-by at night?
Intermittent increase of Krypton-85 to suggest on-going nuclear fission in reactor1
fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:43 AM
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Unit 2: Another Temp Gauge Kaput



Bing translate:


No. 2 aircraft reactor pressure vessel bottom temperature monitoring thermometer ( security pursuant to the provisions of article 138, article 143 monitoring target instrument, VESSEL BOTTOM ABOVE SKIRT JOT (TE-2-3-69F2 ) ), large (up to step like 1.6 ° c) temperature rise It confirmed that, from 9 6 conducted measurement of DC resistance thermometers from 11:15 11:24. Direct measurement of the results of Flow resistance measurement (209.34 Ω) is compared to the DC resistance measurement in the accident after the minimum value (117.84 Ω) is the amount of increase Verify that a 30% or more. Temperature trend review (2 reviews) in the future, and use the thermometer as a reference The failure and the judge scheduled.


www.tepco.co.jp...

Unit 2 Graph:
www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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Vielen Dank Nuckel!! Precious kitties!!

- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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WTF? Private Citizens 13 - 16 People at Los Alamos Contaminated (850 cpm in their Underwear)



Technetium-99 (Half-Life is 211,000 years)


"On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency was informed by Tempe Fire Department that they responded to a 911 call for assistance from a private citizen who indicated that he may have received a possible radiation exposure/contamination while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The Tempe Fire Department conducted a radiation survey and found that the shoes were the source of the radioactive contamination.



bottom of both shoes (350 cpm above background) and a pair of underwear (measured 850 cpm above background).



-It is reported that several automobiles and other personal articles have been located in New Mexico and were moved to an isolated area.


Read whole rpt here - Event Number: 48248:

www.nrc.gov...

A little more about Technetium-99:


It is the most significant long-lived fission product of uranium fission, with a half-life over 2000 times as long as the next longest-lived fission product. Technetium-99 has a fission product yield of 6.0507% for thermal neutron fission of uranium-235.


en.wikipedia.org...

Wonder what they are doing at Los Alamos?

On Edit...more info:


County Response to Technetium 99 Incident at LANL 8/29/2012 Los Alamos County officials participated in a briefing this morning with DOE officials regarding last week’s incident involving the inadvertent spread of Technetium 99 by lab employees and contractors working at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE. After several days of interviews, measuring, surveying and assessment, the DOE’s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) has been able to successfully identify all individuals and report on their whereabouts since the incident occurred. About a dozen people had been reportedly involved in the incident, many of whom live in Los Alamos or White Rock. The RAP team’s assessment showed that exposure to the community was limited, has been sufficiently characterized and remediated, and never posed any public health risk to residents, due to the small amounts of Technetium 99 tracked off site and the low-level type of beta radiation emitted by Technetium 99. “We appreciate the thoroughness and swift response of the RAP team in addressing the situation, and are appreciative of the DOE’s efforts to include us in today’s briefing about their findings,” said Acting Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, “We continue to stand ready to assist the DOE and Laboratory in any way we can. While any release of potentially hazardous or harmful materials at LANL is unacceptable, we were immediately alerted to the situation last week and have been kept informed and involved by their emergency management response teams as they gathered information. We urge NNSA and LANL to continue their due diligence into the investigation of how and why this incident occurred, and to report back to the County on their findings, so that we can rest assured that every precaution will be taken to see that last week’s incident won’t be repeated again in the future.” The Lab’s official report on the incident can be found on their website at www.lanl.gov.


www.losalamosnm.us...

www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com...

"Neutron Scattering Center".....lovely...warm and fuzzy...delightful...

And on edit again....it must have been REALLY BAD for these dudes to call 911...and draw attention to this very secretive place. The "underwear" thing has me very curious....that's a BIG WTF? folks...

- Purple Chive
edit on 7-9-2012 by Purplechive because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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The amazing thing is some people will likely still claim that all the radioactivity is natural LOCAL Radon fallout, as if somehow 3 days of ongoing hurricane driven rain isn't enough to wash all that out on day one.

pissinontheroses.blogspot.ca...



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Strontium-90....15 km Offshore



It's even higher than cesium levels...

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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Japan Utility: No Money to Develop Renewables
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press
TOKYO September 6, 2012 (AP)

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/japan-utility-money-develop-renewables-17169037


The head of the Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant says last year's meltdowns sapped away money it might have used to switch to alternative energy, making it all the more important for the company to stick with nuclear.

Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., said Thursday it is "quite troubling" that the government, responding to public opinion, is moving toward eliminating nuclear power, but he said TEPCO would follow whatever energy policy Japan adopts.

The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami wiped out the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and caused extensive radioactive meltdowns that took months to control and will take decades to clean up. It was the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

(...)

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
WSJ: Tepco President Suggests Nuclear-Free Policy Could Threaten Energy Security

e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20120905D05JF233.htm


TOKYO--The new head of Japan's biggest electric company aired concerns about the possibility that Japan could phase out nuclear power, saying that such a move would necessitate a "complete" revamping of its investment and fuel-procurement plans, and could be detrimental to the country's energy security as well.

"Based on Japan's past experience (of oil shortages in the 1970s), it'd be wiser to have diversity" in Japan's energy mix, both in the kinds of fuels used and the places they are bought from, Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. After the oil shocks, "we had to sharply hike rates twice, and Japanese society fell into chaos," he said.

Mr. Hirose's comments come the week before the administration of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected to announce a long-awaited decision on Japan's future energy mix, following last year's devastating accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Japanese utilities and many big business have come out strongly in support of maintaining the country's nuclear fleet, which supplied around 30% of the country's electricity before the accident.

(...)

 

Tokyo Power Company President Urges Retaining Reactors
By HIROKO TABUCHI
Published: September 5, 2012

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/business/global/president-of-tokyo-electric-urges-nuclear-future.html?_r=1


TOKYO — Japan would be foolish to abandon nuclear power, the operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station warned Wednesday, saying the company had not ruled out reopening two of the plant’s less-damaged reactors as well as four others at a nearby sister site.

The country is expected to outline a new energy policy, prompted by the disaster at Fukushima, and one option the government has explored would phase out all nuclear power by 2030.

Public anxiety over nuclear safety has helped keep all but two of Japan’s 50 remaining reactors offline, and the country’s nascent anti-nuclear movement has demanded an even more immediate shutdown.

(...)



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Senior Adviser: Mystery bacteria growing on nuclear fuel rods have unknown DNA sequence — “Right now we are trying to figure out what they’re using for food”
enenews.com... ese-bacteria-are-using-for-food
chronicle.augusta.com...

Nuclear Engineer: Tanks of “screaming hot” radioactive sludge from Fukushima reactors could rupture.
Because there’s no way to move the sludge that they actually are creating by using the water reclamation system that they threw together so they could keep on injecting water and try to recycle it.
enenews.com...

High rate of temperature increase in RPV2
fukushima-diary.com...

On the on-going struggle in India against nukes.
Koodankulam Children’s Letter to Malia and Sasha Obama
www.dianuke.org...



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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Freaky....No Mosquitoes



I'm throwing this out there folks because I've never seen anything like this before --- NO Mosquitoes. I started noticing fewer of the nasty things last summer but attributed it to the drought. However, this summer has been super wet and almost zero....I mean ZERO mosquitoes.

I was able to find this discussion:
www.nuc.berkeley.edu...

I have noticed a HUGE population of spiders.

Just a few hours south of me they are inundated with the blood suckers...

Anyhow...wondered if anyone else on this thread has noticed a dramatic reduction?

It's weird folks...and it's been like this all summer.

- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 09:48 AM
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the "fire'em up" collection, zoomed reactor 3 still had fire explosions on the 4th of sep.











the non-zoomed version is still on uploading (6%....)
so stay tuned...



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Friday, September 7, 2012
Pear, Peach Prices Almost Back To Normal In Fukushima

e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20120907D07SS416.htm


TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prices of peaches and pears from Fukushima Prefecture are gradually returning to normal levels, following a plunge triggered by radiation fears in the wake of the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (9501) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011.

Recent tests showed negligible radiation levels in fruit grown in the prefecture, thanks to efforts to eliminate contaminated trees.

Peach prices have risen to 80% of the level seen before the nuclear accident, while prices of pears have already returned to pre-disaster levels.

However, prices of fruit used as gifts are recovering at a slower pace, because consumers appear to be reluctant to give gifts that could be associated with radioactive contamination.

 

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Tepco Slashes Exec Compensation To 1/4 Pre-Disaster Level

e.nikkei.com/e/app/fr/gateway/rss_news.aspx?URL=/e/ac/tnks/Nni20120907D0709N03.htm


TOKYO (Nikkei)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) decided Friday to set aside 230.34 million yen for compensation to 22 executives for the one-year period that started in June, or roughly one-quarter what it paid before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis.

President Naomi Hirose and 14 other executive officers will receive a total 195 million yen, or 13 million yen each on average.

Due to the March 2011 disaster, the utility known as Tepco canceled all compensation from May of that year for the chairman, the president and executive vice presidents.

In June, Tepco overhauled its top brass and adopted committee-style governance. The compensation committee, comprised of independent directors, concluded that executive compensation should resume to ensure the company can secure management talent.

Six independent directors, including Chairman Kazuhiko Shimokobe, have been allotted 20.34 million yen. Shimokobe, however, has declined the compensation, according to Tepco.

Prior to the crisis, Tepco's compensation for 33 executives, including auditors, reached 864 million yen. Its 22 in-house directors pocketed 700 million yen combined, or an average of 31.81 million yen apiece.

(The Nikkei, Sept. 8 morning edition)

Copyright © Nikkei Inc. All rights reserved.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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Saturday, Sep. 8, 2012

Global help urged to avert reactor 4 pool fire
U.S. expert appalled by Tepco's attitude over 'sleeping dragon' risk

By ERIC JOHNSTON
Staff writer

www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120908f1.html


KYOTO — The risk of a fire starting in reactor 4's spent-fuel pool at the Fukushima No. 1 plant continues to alarm scientists and government officials around the world, prompting a leading U.S. nuclear expert to urge Japan to tap global expertise to avert a catastrophe.

Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer and former executive in the nuclear power industry who is now one of its foremost critics in the United States, has been monitoring the No. 1 plant since the March 2011 triple meltdowns through his Vermont-based Fairewinds Energy Education nonprofit organization.

During a trip to Japan in late August and early September, Gundersen met with Diet members, lawyers and citizens' groups to discuss conditions at the wrecked power station and told an audience in Kyoto on Monday that fears over the spent-fuel pool in reactor 4 remain high.

(...)

 

Editorials
Sat, Sep 08, 2012 - Page 8

Nuclear safety is a contradiction
By Jay Fang 方儉

www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2012/09/08/2003542228


(...)

The AEC and Taipower often criticize Tokyo Electric Power Co for not wanting to risk its nuclear reactors during the initial stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and therefore hesitated before applying such “drastic measures,” and this is why things spiraled out of control.

The AEC and Taipower are wrong. Taiwan’s three currently operational nuclear power plants have been on the go for 30 years, and they are getting dangerously old.

Fractures have been discovered in anchorage bolts in both units of the Guosheng Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s Wanli District (萬里) and it is possible that other, more fragile components — such as pipes, pumps, controls and circuits — would warp during an earthquake.

(...)

Jay Fang is the chairman of the Green Consumers’ Foundation.

Translated by Paul Cooper

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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20:54 6 September
Lawmakers call for decommissioning 28 of 50 reactors in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 6, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/09/180785.html


A cross-party group of 91 lawmakers said Thursday 28 of Japan's 50 commercial nuclear reactors must immediately be decommissioned and the rest are dangerous.

The group, which in late June proposed immediately decommissioning 24 reactors, has added four more to the list -- two at the Mihama power plant in Fukui Prefecture operated by Kansai Electric Power Co. and two at the Shika plant in Ishikawa Prefecture operated by Hokuriku Electric Power Co.

The group said faults are believed to lie beneath those four reactors.

The other 24 reactors included three at the Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture operated by Chubu Electric Power Co., and two at the Tsuruga power station in Fukui Prefecture operated by Japan Atomic Power Co.

One at the Higashidori plant in Aomori Prefecture and two at the Onagawa plant in Miyagi prefecture, all run by Tohoku Electric Power Co., and six reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi and Daini plants in Fukushima Prefecture were also on the list.

The government and Tokyo Electric have already decided to decommission four of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant seriously damaged as a result of the March 11, 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

In creating the list, the lawmakers group said it looked into such elements as the type, age and earthquake resistance of the reactors.

In the June list, the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at Kansai Electric's Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture ranked top in terms of risks.

Kansai Electric restarted the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Oi plant in July, making them the first among the country's commercial reactors to resume operating after being shut down for mandatory safety checks since the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The 91 lawmakers included 27 from the governing Democratic Party of Japan, but only three from the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party and one from the Buddhist-backed New Komeito party, the LDP's junior partner.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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21:26 8 September
Industry ministry opposes change to nuclear fuel recycling policy

TOKYO, Sept. 8, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/09/181139.html


The Japan Atomic Energy Commission kept alive an option of reprocessing all spent nuclear fuel in its proposal to the government after it faced opposition from the industry ministry and power companies to scrapping the long-standing fuel recycle policy, committee documents showed Saturday.

As part of the government's energy policy review process, the commission tasked with setting basic nuclear energy policies initially planned to propose in June that it would be "desirable" to change the full recycling policy, according to the documents seen by Kyodo News.

The documents suggest that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which has aggressively sought expansion of nuclear power use, exercised its influence to resist a possible change to Japan's current policy to reprocess all spent fuel from nuclear reactors and recover plutonium for reuse.

Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the government is considering reducing the portion of total electricity generated by nuclear power in 2030 to zero, 15 percent, or 20 to 25 percent, compared with 26 percent in fiscal 2010.

According to the commission documents and sources close to the matter, the commission initially planned to drop the option of reprocessing all spent fuel from its proposal under the scenario of 20-25 percent reliance on nuclear power.

In the proposal presented to the government, the commission said that both reprocessing and direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel should be pursued if nuclear reliance is to be cut to 15 percent or lower while recycling of all spent fuel is a viable option for the 20-25 percent scenario.

An industry ministry official overseeing the nuclear fuel recycling demanded that the commission's secretariat keep the option of full reprocessing in the proposal, telling it that consideration should be given to a local government in Aomori Prefecture which hosts various nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste storage facilities, according to the documents and the sources.

The Aomori village of Rokkasho recently decided to seek the removal of spent nuclear fuel accepted from across Japan if the central government gives up on the fuel recycling policy.

Power company employees working at the commission's secretariat also opposed scrapping the full recycling option, according to the sources.

A commission member said a unanimous agreement on the proposal could not be reached and the members decided to reflect the industry ministry's view on it.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News

 

22:15 7 September
Rokkasho wants spent fuel removed if Japan changes nuclear policy

AOMORI, Japan, Sept. 7, Kyodo

english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/09/181038.html


Assembly members of the village of Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture unanimously agreed Friday to seek the removal of spent nuclear fuel it has accepted from across Japan if the central government gives up on its long-standing fuel recycling policy.

The agreement came as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's Democratic Party of Japan has proposed that the government pledge to bring an end to nuclear power generation in the 2030s in its new energy strategy, which will be finalized as early as next week, following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The village has allowed various facilities to reprocess nuclear fuel and store radioactive waste. But if the government decides to end nuclear power generation, there would be no point in pursuing fuel recycling.

The assembly called for the continuation of the recycling policy. But the assembly at the same time said in a statement that it is ready to remove the stored fuel from the village and resort to various other actions if the central government decides to withdraw from the recycling policy.

Japan has also sent spent fuel to France and Britain for reprocessing and has accepted nuclear waste created in the process. The statement said the village will not allow that waste to be brought in if the policy changes.

Regardless of whether the policy changes, a fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Japan's first such commercial facility, has not yet started full-scale operation amid repeated problems, even though nearly 20 years have passed since the beginning of its construction.

Copyright 2012 Kyodo News



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Mutated Flowers for Sale...Grown in Canada





- Purple Chive



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Last night [Sept 7th] I tested my rain here in eastern Ontario. It was fine. 0.20 micro-sieverts per hour. 80 miles east of me, in Ottawa the numbers were a lot higher.


Just before lunch today [Sept 8th] I went out and tested my downspout. Broke all past records again.

One correction. It had been raing here at least 5 hours if not all night, before I tested.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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I just had a thought, so I went back in my picture files to late spring 011. You know that hole in the south side of #4 on the 4th floor, south side, right beside the fuel pool? In this pic, you are looking out that hole. The wall on the left is the SFP wall. Look at the purple stuff and tell me if it goes with this article from last week?


Senior Adviser: Mystery bacteria growing on nuclear fuel rods have unknown DNA sequence — “Right now we are trying to figure out what they’re using for food”
enenews.com... ese-bacteria-are-using-for-food

I realize they are talking about Savanah in the article but maybe this stuff is connected?


Some insane propaganda for you.


Density of Krypton85 is more than 9 times much as before in reactor1
fukushima-diary.com...




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