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Originally posted by Flyinghaggis
reply to post by jadedANDcynical
Could not access link you gave, is it same as this perhaps
US Concrete Pumps Heading to Japan
Updated: Saturday, 09 Apr 2011, 9:12 AM CDT
Published : Saturday, 09 Apr 2011, 9:12 AM CDT
(NewsCore) - One of the world's largest concrete pumps flew from Atlanta to nuclear-hit Japan on Saturday, with another due to leave from Los Angeles.
The pumps will be used to douse water onto the stricken reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but their presence has raised speculation that Japan may choose to bury the reactors in concrete as Soviet authorities did in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
The 95-ton pump, mounted on a 26-wheel truck, was loaded onto a Russian Antonov cargo plane at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The pump can be operated from more than a mile away by remote control, reducing the risk of its operators being exposed to radiation
"Like others all over the world, our thoughts have been on helping the people of Japan," Dave Adams, the chief executive of Putzmeister America, the company which is supplying the pumps, said. "Fortunately, we have a piece of equipment that's working to help cool the reactors, so we're moving fast to get additional pumps to Japan."
Japanese engineers have been pumping tons of water onto the reactors since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged four of the Fukushima plant's six reactors.
Companies dispatching workers to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are refusing to adopt the government-imposed provisional limit on radiation exposure for those workers at the plant, saying it would not be accepted by those at the site, Kyodo News learned Saturday.
The limit was lifted from 100 millisieverts to 250 millisieverts in an announcement made March 15 by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare at the request of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which has the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency under its wing, and other bodies.
The increase was requested to enable workers to engage in longer hours of assignments and to secure more workers who meet the restriction.
Originally posted by JustMike
NHK World now telecasting again. Came back on about 15 minutes ago (around 14:00 UTC)
I guess the roughly 90-minute downtime when nothing was available due to "the restrictions on the broadcasting rights" has given them time to have a confab and sort out what they should be able to release to the public for now, and what they can't.
I mean, who imposed these sudden "restrictions" on rights to broadcast? Are we to think that NHK TV imposed these restrictions on themselves? That would be absurd.
No, I think that such a "restriction" most likely came from above...
Originally posted by Flyinghaggis
reply to post by jadedANDcynical
Can't get it, unable to load, format not supported, cough bs cough. Ok how about this one
Is that it?
Btw cryptome looks cool.
Gary Schmidt, a regional sales manager from Putzmeister America, watches as one of the world's largest concrete boom pumps is loaded onto a Russian Antonov An-124 cargo jet at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday April 8,2011. The Russian cargo planes will carry the massive pumps from airports in Atlanta and Los Angeles to Japan to spray cooling water on reactors at the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
Company personnel walk around a 95-ton Putzmeister concrete pumper to be deliver to Japan at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on April 8, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. A Russian cargo plane will transport the 95-ton concrete pumper to assist in the cooling down efforts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
International reaction to Fukushima I nuclear accidents
International humanitarian flight undergoes radioactive decontamination
The international reaction to 2011 Fukushima I nuclear accidents has been diverse and widespread. Many inter-governmental agencies are responding to the Fukushima I nuclear accidents, often on an ad hoc basis. Many countries have advised their nationals to leave Tokyo, citing the risk associated with the nuclear plants' ongoing accident. Stock prices of many energy companies reliant on nuclear sources have dropped, while renewable energy companies have increased dramatically in value. There has been a significant re-evaluation of existing nuclear power programs in many countries. Increased anti-nuclear sentiment has been evident in Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States.
Many inter-governmental agencies are responding, often on an ad hoc basis. Responders include International Atomic Energy Agency, World Meteorological Organization and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, which has radiation detection equipment deployed around the world.
Some scientists say that the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents have revealed that the nuclear industry lacks sufficient oversight, leading to renewed calls to redefine the mandate of the IAEA so that it can better police nuclear power plants worldwide. There are several problems with the IAEA says Najmedin Meshkati of University of Southern California:
It recommends safety standards, but member states are not required to comply; it promotes nuclear energy, but it also monitors nuclear use; it is the sole global organization overseeing the nuclear energy industry, yet it is also weighed down by checking compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Well, as far as I know all material that is created and broadcast/telecast is technically copyright, but I'm not sure if that's what you mean by "copy written". Were you thinking in terms of "scripted", for example?
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
A bit more on topic:
I've been thinking a bit about finding earthquake specific damage at the plant and I think I have found some:
Yellow circled areas indicate places where I believe the concrete damage can be attributed directly to the earthquake rather than the tsunami or explosions, though there is still a good possibility that it was the tsunami which created the indicated cracks as this area is much closer to the ocean.
In the photo be low you will see a few other areas of note. First is the yellow circled area which corresponds with the portion of that has two yellow circles in the above image. Why does the below image show a large water-stained area and the above image does not?
Next you will notice something in the water marked by a red circle(which another poster had called out some number of pages back, sorry I forget which one of you did). I think it looks very similar to the top of the building that I have indicated with a turquoise circle. Although I don't know how possible if would be for a building to be washed back into the ocean fully intact though I suppose stranger things have happened.
All I can say after spending a fair amount of time closely examining the hi-res photos is that I don't think that there was a single system near the water that wasn't damaged in some way if not outright utterly destroyed. And what the tsunami didn't wreck, the explosions more than made a mess of.
Anyway, since new news is as abundant as hen's teeth, I thought I would post these observations. I'm not sure how relevant they are at this point (likely not much) but here they are for your consideration.