Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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FYI:
www.zerohedge.com...

The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific...




posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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New robots from Areva. {Place joke here!}
The first one is a sub, and will measure the bottom of lake and river beds. {Fresh water only?}
The second one I don't believe at all. A radioactive soil sorter? 100 tons an hour?
Maybe it's got radioactive magnets built in?

enformable.com...

Work to remove melted fuel from the three crippled reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could start in 2020
work to start removing the melted fuel inside reactor 3 in the latter half of fiscal 2021 at the earliest. Reactor 3′s fuel is the highly lethal mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel.
enenews.com...
Ok some quick math. Somewhere around 608 fuel assemblies in just the #3 fuel pool {not the reactor}. 66 fuel rods in each assembly means there were around 40,128 fuel rods in the pool before it exploded. What's left is anybodies guess?



posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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You have to give the sheeple something to hold on to otherwise their world will fall apart. Where there is hope, there is life.

This is an organism which could possibly be used in the clearup somehow, although it would have to modified to eat metal perhaps.
The resistance to ionizing radiation of T. gammatolerans is enormous. While a dose of 5 Gy is sufficient to kill a human, and a dose of 60 Gy is able to kill all cells in a colony of E. coli, Thermococcus gammatolerans can withstand doses of up to 30,000 Gy, and an instantaneous dose of up to 5,000 Gy with no loss of viability.

This is a wikipedia page on Human Interference Task Force - How to communicate the whereabouts of radioactive storage sites after 10,000 years. ( and radioactive disaster sites too ! )

I am sure we have these already but just in case
Model simulations on the long-term dispersal of 137Cs released into the Pacific Ocean off Fukushima 09Jul12

Radiation On West Coast of North America Could End Up Being 10 Times HIGHER than in Japan 16Jul12

for mercury, read radioactive contamination in this one.
What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish & Shellfish
2004 EPA and FDA Advice for:
* Women Who Might Become Pregnant
* Women Who are Pregnant
* Nursing Mothers
* Young Children



posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 05:50 AM
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Sr-90 "Measurement Out of Range"



And what does that mean?

www.tepco.co.jp...

- Purple Chive



posted on Jun, 28 2013 @ 09:33 PM
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It means it was too far away because they don't feel like telling us. lol
"Out of Range .... Out of Mind."

Radioactive beef in Hitachi City {60 miles from fuk}


“After 311, extremely radioactive debris removed by major construction companies, not Tepco or plant maker”
I wonder where they took it?
fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 06:08 AM
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Sr-90 "Cheaper Than" Pu-238



A little excerpt from Wiki:


The radioactive decay of strontium-90 generates significant amount of heat (0.921 W/g) of the isotope or approximately 0.536 W/g of the compound.[14] and is cheaper than the alternative 238Pu. It is used as a heat source in many Russian/Soviet radioisotope thermoelectric generators, usually in the form of strontium fluoride. It was also used in the US Sentinel series of RTGs in the form of strontium titanate.[15]


en.wikipedia.org...

And some other stuff:


A significant portion of the of the heat associated with spent nuclear reactor fuel results from the decay of Sr-90 and its decay daughter Y-90. Because of its relative abundance, moderately long half-life and heat output, Sr-90 was selected as fuel for terrestrial and marine applications of RTGs. The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and its predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) sponsored programs at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), the Martin Company, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop 90 Sr-fueled isotopic heat sources.


www.wmsym.org...

Should help out with global warming.

- Purple Chive
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posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Aircooled
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Radiation level spiked from 57.1 μSv/h to 90 μSv/h within 3 months in an elementary school of Fukushima city
fukushima-diary.com... y/



Waiting on a barge ride?


A very disturbing image....first those men ( based on their "casual" attitudes) are almost certainly indigents that Tepco pulled off the street to murder by having them stand next to high level ( concentrated ) radioactive waste , for a photo op and second because those bags look like they are filled with sludge or gel not fluid. The immediate implication is that they are using one of the basements (perhaps six) as a flocculent accumulator of heavy metals...pumping the resultant "low-level" water out after precipitating the heavy particles into the sludge or gel.

But why so many individual bags?

In the illegal drug trade so much 'product' individually packaged would get one an 'intent to distribute' charge ( instead of just possession) . If it was destine for a barge ride to the bottom of the ocean why such unusual container bags...why not a lot fewer but larger ones?

Those bags of what is probably cellated radioactive material look like they ARE totally for widespread (very widespread) distribution ....perhaps for a future " look at how radiation readings are high normally everywhere " thing..kind of like an extension of the sewer contamination program and burning of and concrete making of waste contaminated materials that they almost immediately initiated in secret in the beginning...in effect those bags are the image of the vast area certain parties are willing to pollute to continue to generate..."situation normal " data...

just a thought.



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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A very disturbing thought.



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
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A very disturbing thought.


A bit odd how fuku has made reality and disturbing synonyms in so many ways...perhaps we are all as dull witted as our""leaders"" think we are.



posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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"We will continue the construction work through foundation construction, building construction and
installation of incineration facility"
www.tepco.co.jp...

"After the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, people in Taiwan collected and donated a large amount of money (second-largest, in fact, almost the same as the US, at 2.9 billion yen) to help people in the disaster affected Japan. China, in addition to monetary donation (920 million yen), offered the Putzmeister crane to be used at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Hong Kong gave 700 million yen to Japan.
And Japan turns around and uses the WTO to force them to drop the food bans. Not a way to treat generous neighbors.
ex-skf.blogspot.ca...

Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 3,000 Bq/Liter All-Beta (including Strontium) from a New Observation hole Near Reactor 1-2 Turbine Building
(UPDATE 6/29/2013) Tritium number for the same hole, as announced by TEPCO: 430,000 Bq/liter
ex-skf.blogspot.ca...

"The banner that use to hang over Futaba's main street reads {Atomic power for a bright future}, After the meltdowns the student who made the banner changed it to {Atomic power destroyed our future}"


Lets hope it's just raindrops on the lense.



posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 05:41 AM
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Miscellaneous Solid Waste Reduction Facility



Incineration...

www.tepco.co.jp...


Freaky Fuku capture AC....hope they are rain drops too!!

- Purple Chive



posted on Jul, 1 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Whatever those spider web lights are, Moch caught some of it as well.
fukushima-diary.com...

"Tepco announced they are going to inject chemical material into the ground in order to stop radioactive water Tritium spreading underground. (cf, Tepco “Tritium {And lots of other goodies} is travelling underground with groundwater”
13m = 39 ft. {What good is that going to do?}
fukushima-diary.com...
We also cannot totally eliminate the risk that another similar accident could take place during that period of time. The nation likely does not have the ability to cope with another accident of a similar scale
That is the brutally frank reality Japan now faces.
However, the policies being pushed by the Abe administration do not appear to arise from an understanding of such a reality.
.ajw.asahi.com...
I think that when people show repeated signs of insanity, they've just proven that they should be in a strait jacket in some mental institution, including Abe.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 12:17 AM
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It seems that some are learning from their experience - or it maybe a vote-winning strategy by all of the other parties. However, only 1 out of 9 is a good start to de-nuclearizing Japan. That's if we can believe those tricky politicians?
LDP alone in fighting nuclear power exit

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party was the sole opponent of abolishing nuclear power in a policy debate involving the secretaries-general of nine major political parties Saturday.
While the representatives of the eight other parties backed ridding Japan of atomic energy generation, LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba said lawmakers should not mislead the public by calling for a zero-nuclear option. Ishiba said the LDP will aim to reduce the nation’s dependence on atomic energy but underscored his party’s plans to push for a restart of idled reactors once they are deemed safe.

“If we don’t (suggest) ways to reduce dependence on nuclear power, it is not responsible politics,” said Ishiba. “(Other parties) should not delude the public by using phrases like ‘zero nuclear power.’ “

But Ishiba found himself in a minority of one, as the secretaries-general of New Komeito, the LDP’s junior coalition partner, and opposition groups including the Democratic Party of Japan and Your Party voiced support for the elimination of all nuclear power plants.


Abe apparently wants to amend and to water down Article 96 to make it easier to amend the Constitution - Following in the footsteps of the USA I guess.

Among other issues likely to dominate campaigning for the July 21 House of Councilors poll, the party representatives debated Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposed constitutional revision and his government’s promotion of nuclear-related exports.



Not Kawaii: Messages From Japanese Anti-Nuclear Activist Group Todos Somos Japon

New York-based painter Al Baio noticed a stark change between her two visits to Japan, the first in 2010, and the second earlier this year. "You can feel it in the air. The first time I went, people would talk to me on the street or yell 'kawaii' at me." (Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute, which she was often labeled for her Japanese schoolgirl-inspired outfits.) "Now people are much more closed-off. They seem scared, and just want to go home and be with their families."
For this reason, TSJ argues for the importance of foreigners to continue to visit Japan, as activists or even tourists. "[The Japanese] feel like people have forgotten about them. After the tsunami, I saw so many people on Twitter saying, ''Pray for Japan,' but do they still care?" Baio wonders.



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:44 AM
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"Gamma: 105 microsieverts/hour. Beta and gamma: 3,400 microsieverts/hour. Wouldn't that mean it's 3,295 of Beta?
Dumped by the decontamination gangs? Looks like a chunk of concrete that may have come from fuk?
ex-skf.blogspot.ca...

So they're using the basement of the #6 turbine building as a holding tank.
www.japantimes.co.jp...

Fire. Spontanious combustion of cardboard on the west side of Reactor #5? Well, handy that they have extra water in #6!
fukushima-diary.com...

Japan, U.S. jointly developing tech to gauge melted fuel at Fukushima plant
Bla Bla Bla!
Under Japan’s safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country is obliged to report to the U.N. watchdog the volume of nuclear substances in fuel at its atomic power plants to confirm that none has been converted for weapons use.
The United States was represented by 14 experts, including from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Los Alamos National Laboratory {and they'll never tell us beans}.
www.japantimes.co.jp...



posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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It's an upsetting and mind blowing read. This really needs a media spotlight on it.
They will cheapskate the world to death.
www.save-children-from-radiation.org... dori-mako/

Over 20 holes found on multiple nuclide removing system ALPS
fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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From our bud Knuckel


They empty the garbage bag lined pools and the ground below is still getting hotter.
fukushima-diary.com...

309,000 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from the groundwater, “Cs-134/137 may travel underground too”
fukushima-diary.com...



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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Jul 7, 11:51 PM EDT JAPAN MOVES CLOSER TO RESTARTING NUCLEAR REACTORS



TOKYO (AP) -- Japan moved a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors Monday as four utility companies applied for safety inspections of 10 idled plants, the clearest sign of a return to atomic energy nearly two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster.

With all but two of the country's 50 reactors offline since a tsunami swept through the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in March 2011, Japan has been almost without nuclear energy that once supplied about a third of its power.

Four Japanese nuclear plant operators - supplying the regions of Hokkaido, Kansai, Shikoku and Kyushu - Monday filed applications for inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority for 10 reactors at five plants under new safety requirements that have just come into effect. Applications for two more reactors are expected later in the week.

Reactors that pass the stricter rules will possibly be allowed to restart early next year, with each inspection expected to take several months. Critics say the rules have loopholes, including grace periods for some safety equipment.


Source



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 10:35 PM
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I might be wrong but I think this was the reactor TRN worked at for all those years.

blog.al.com...

BTW, hello all!



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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news

Former chief of Fukushima nuclear plant has died




TOKYO (AP) — Masao Yoshida, the man who led the life-risking battle at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant when it was spiraling into meltdowns, died Tuesday of cancer of the esophagus. He was 58.


With due respect to his family and prayers, but the company added their joke: "


Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Yoshimi Hitosugi said Yoshida died at a Tokyo hospital. TEPCO officials said his illness was not related to radiation exposure.

Help them and us all.
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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:22 AM
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It would be interesting to find out how many others who worked at Fukushima have serious illnesses now. The trouble is that we cannot know if this was caused by the radiation although I am sure he was exposed to pretty lethal doses at that time. Yes, I am sure there were some heroes in those early days and even now there are people doing stuff in horrible amounts of radiation. No amount of pay will make up for the pain of cancers and a losing battle with various illnesses.





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